Russia Proposes Tunnel Linking Siberia with Alaska

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    Wasn't sure if this fit more in "Economy" or "Politics". I'm sure an argument can be made for both. Anyway...

    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/europe/article1680121.ece



    I think this is an awesome idea. What say you?
     
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    Far out. Also a good setting for future sci-fi flicks.....
     
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    If Ted Stevens wants pork for AK, at least it should be spent on projects that actually go somewhere.
     
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    I like the idea of being able to get to Europe by land.....What a fun trip for a family.

    Of course, it would take like 4 weeks to get there, and 4 weeks back, but what an incredible blast.
     
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    This is a privately funded Russian business project. I'm not sure what it has to do with Stevens or pork. Perhaps it SHOULD have been posted in "Economy".
     
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    Boy it would certainly open things up in Siberia.
    Could probably buy a lot of land cheap once you could get to it easily.
    And no building codes. Yurt compound, here I come....
     
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    Would NAFTA morph into NAARFTA at this point...
     
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    I think this is an awesome idea. What say you?[/QUOTE]


    I think I am glad the water is deep and cold. It keeps them there, and us here.. Just the way it was suppose to be..

    Besides, they think that putting flags one the ocean floor gives them the sole mineral rights.. This project would have to be funded by the US,, and it would probably cause us to lose in the end. Too much incest in the USSR... It makes them nutz!!
     
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    In spite of all the postering that's going on in Russia, they need our help and cooperation and do depend on us much more than is ever revealed. They are quickly losing ground on the population front. One of the few developed countries that have actually lost population and are aging quickly, much more so than Europe. Oddly, China is even worse.

    The U.S. on the other hand, based on the last census, is going in the opposite direction. We have grown and are getting younger the only developed country that is, besides Australia.

    A land link would go a long way in bringing us closer, which I think is a good idea but I'd rather see a land link between us and South America first. I think it is insane that we don't have a highway between us.
     
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    A road trip to S.E. Asia and beyond has great possibilities. One could potentially drive nearly around the world! Or, if track was laid, take a train!
     

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