Hey, now we got options!
Either get our rare earths primarily from a communist dictatorship with a poor record on human rights AND environmental protections, OR we can go dig up the stuff ourselves from the bottom of the ocean!
Life, she sure is funny!
Hey, you know how it works:
Once people get tired of spending $4000 on portable electronics because China decides to truly exercise a stranglehold on the rare earth supplies, we'll either go back to brick-sized cell-phones or
AmericaChina and Japan will mine the fuhhhgedaboudit out of those deposits.
Aquaman? What about the Submariner? Hmm... I wonder who would win that fight?
You realise this is just the sort of thing that will wake "He who waits, dreaming,"?
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We just need James Cameron to broker a deal for us with the NTI's, and we'll be good to go.