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Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by 95b16coupe, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. 95b16coupe

    95b16coupe New Member

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    reckedracing TTIWWOP VIP

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    here's another good conversation piece i saw in that article
    the 10,000 year clock

    10,000 Year Clock
     
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    DarkHand Senior Member VIP

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    Interesting idea, but:

    Let's see how well your looser building codes work when you're being pounded by a hurricane at sea. :ph34r:
     
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    efhondakid My name is Byron. VIP

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    Sounds like a cool idea, but I would like to see some sort of rough idea of the size of said island and how many people it could hold.
     
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    UNDR8D ...has a job!

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    I'm all about Laissez Faire but I don't see this happening and here's why:

    Either you restrict derelicts, which destroys the integrity of the experiment

    or

    You allow anyone that floats up, and you know they will find ways, to join your nation and see how things play out when poverty and crime develop

    Also, what will their source of national revenue be? There won't be any agriculture and probably not much manufacturing. So are they planning on being a knowledge based economy? Perhaps the oil rig type platform should actually be an oil rig?
     
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    efhondakid My name is Byron. VIP

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    Drug farms and adult films, problem solved.
     
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    UNDR8D ...has a job!

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    Lol perfecttt
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    my biggest concern would be security
    how exactly do they plan to claim, enforce, and protect their sovereignty
     
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    the rich will have full security and nobody to regulate them. if you have money, you have security. if you have security, you have people who will shoot anybody that starts shit you don't like. hence why i think it would end up like the wild west.
     
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    efhondakid My name is Byron. VIP

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    So the way to not to get shot is bring a canoe full of cocaine and strippers?
     
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    Good. Maybe the kids there won't grow up to be such disrespectful pussies
     
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    95b16coupe New Member

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    no, because they would just get stolen and you would get shot. or you would just get sent away to go get more. lol

    i don't think there will be many kids there. lol think Vegas on steroids.
     
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    People fuck and make babies. There is no way to avoid it.
     
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    Think of how much easier "push her down the stairs" becomes when there are sharks at the bottom!
     
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    And then a hurricane/tsunami comes and the island goes under water or gets washed out completely. and seas are rising XX inches every year.

    And as E pointed out, who's going to stop __________ from attacking you and taking you over? what if the somali pirates come?

    When you start an army, you are now a 'threat' or an 'ally' so, you either join the UN or the taliban, and you're basically right back into political bullshit that you left for in the first place.
     
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    It's never going to happen unless it's the size of an oil rig because those are affordable.
     
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    i'm sure they will have an abortion doctor on board. if not, they'll have a little korean bodega for people to run down and buy rubbers at 2am.

    this is why it will only be the super wealthy and in remote areas. they'll will have the manpower/firepower to kill any intruders. other than that, there wont be much there to steal. i can't imagine there being any drugs, gold, or currency that would be useable anywhere else.
     
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    We have those things here...still doesn't stop people...:confused:
     
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