Matthew Henson Robert E. Peary
Theres been some talk in Journalistic circles concerning Russias Claim to the North Pole. They're going to put down 2 miles of drilling pipe or some stupid thing. And our goverments saying stuff like....'they can't do that!", all the while, wishing they'd thought of it first.
Its already been done, ladies and gentlemen. 1909, by Admiral Robert E. Peary. And historical pictures exist of the flag waving freely at the exact site. Ironically Admiral Peary had fallen in some water, was sick and wrapped up in his furs on the sled when they arrived. This means Either an eskimo, or a black man, actually set foot on the north pole for the first time. Because one of them had to use the G-pole in front of the sled, and the other to lead the dogs. Face it, Matt Henson was the true hero of that story. Ironically, in 1909 the lincoln penny went into circulation.
Point being is this. I say, let the russians have the north pole. Let them drill there if they honestly think they can. And let them have every ounce of oil they can suck up. It will lesson thier dependance on Iranian and middle east oil and leave the Iranians in bed alone. No body ever looks at it from both sides. http://www.pearyhenson.org/dougdavies/darkcompanion.htm