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Libertarian Island

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Wed Aug 17, 2011 6:56 pm

This might be the funniest shit I've read in a loooong time.

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/sil ... 40896.html

Thiel has been a big backer of the Seasteading Institute, which seeks to build sovereign nations on oil rig-like platforms to occupy waters beyond the reach of law-of-the-sea treaties. The idea is for these countries to start from scratch--free from the laws, regulations, and moral codes of any existing place. Details says the experiment would be "a kind of floating petri dish for implementing policies that libertarians, stymied by indifference at the voting booths, have been unable to advance: no welfare, looser building codes, no minimum wage, and few restrictions on weapons."


This idea is so epic fail it's almost epic win. Looser building codes, on the ocean, where huge storms happen. It would be so awesome to build a real home next to a guy who made his home out of tree branches and chicken wire. But that's ok, because everyone will have machine guns. God I hate Ayn Rand.......
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Re: Libertarian Island

Unread postby Orenthal » Wed Aug 17, 2011 7:03 pm

Will they be able to fend off Somali-like Pirates? Who does trash collection?

Oh and agree on Rand. Like the Green party there is a reason they can't get traction in the polls. Be happy with some of yer ideology creep.
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Re: Libertarian Island

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Wed Aug 17, 2011 7:05 pm

Have fun getting trade agreements on your own. And if a hurricane comes and knocks down all your shit, don't come asking the U.S. for aid, because that would be welfare, and you don't want that.

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Re: Libertarian Island

Unread postby Orenthal » Wed Aug 17, 2011 7:06 pm

^Like the Hanging Gardens of Babylon thing they got going there...
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Re: Libertarian Island

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Wed Aug 17, 2011 7:23 pm

I don't understand how they're going to bring in food, fuel, and supplies. I imagine a Lord Of The Flies scenario playing out, and i'd like to watch it.
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