Libertarian Islands

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    Aug 17, 2011 2:04 AM GMT
    "Pay Pal founder and early Facebook investor Peter Thiel has given $1.25 million to an initiative to create floating libertarian countries in international waters, according.."

    The best part:

    "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."

    http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/silicon-valley-billionaire-funding-creation-artificial-libertarian-islands-140840896.html

    Would you move to these floating islands?

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    Aug 17, 2011 2:08 AM GMT
    Hm, I wonder how much would it cost to physically get to such islands? People who have money don't need minimum wage.

    And unless they want to develop their own medicines, people living there will be taking advantage of the FDA.

    I would love to see pirates raid these "countries" though.
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    Aug 17, 2011 2:12 AM GMT
    It's easy to say no welfare. Poor people wouldn't make the move. And if there are going to be looser building codes, I bet off the record those codes will be strict, or you can expect some blackmailing to ensure codes are met.
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    Aug 17, 2011 2:15 AM GMT
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    Life imitating art...how terrible.
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    Aug 17, 2011 3:48 AM GMT
    jprichva saidI think it's a wonderful idea. Let's send all the libertarian idiots to islands. Next, let's find some cozy place for the right-wingers. Some place nice and warm. Like hell.


    I think this would be great.

    When's SB signing up?
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    Aug 17, 2011 3:53 AM GMT
    jprichva saidI think it's a wonderful idea. Let's send all the libertarian idiots to islands. Next, let's find some cozy place for the right-wingers. Some place nice and warm. Like hell.




    You reap what you sow - so if the right-wingers don't want to end up in hell they'd better mend their ways.

    Eliminating Medicare and privatizing Social Security in order to pay for permanent tax cuts for the richest 1% of Americans won't get you to heaven, boys!

    FYI - that's not what Jesus would have done.
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    Aug 17, 2011 4:21 AM GMT
    rickrick91 said
    jprichva saidI think it's a wonderful idea. Let's send all the libertarian idiots to islands. Next, let's find some cozy place for the right-wingers. Some place nice and warm. Like hell.




    You reap what you sow - so if the right-wingers don't want to end up in hell they'd better mend their ways.

    Eliminating Medicare and privatizing Social Security in order to pay for permanent tax cuts for the richest 1% of Americans won't get you to heaven, boys!

    FYI - that's not what Jesus would have done.


    In all fairness Jesus would be bad for the healthcare system (with all those free healz lulz) and more than likely would have been taken out by some CEO of an insurance company.
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    Aug 17, 2011 7:58 AM GMT
    What on earth will they do about:

    Street lighting
    Fire departments
    Police
    Low paid labour (to run Starbucks)
    fresh waterr??? (desalination?)
    Roads and their repair
    Sewers

    Etc.

    Will people be able to shoot each other?

    The reality is that no Libertarian state can exist; some compromise must be made. I'm interested,but not particularly optimistic.

    Oh yes---will they use Bitcoins?
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    Aug 17, 2011 9:50 AM GMT
    Fucking hilarious!

    Dumb shits...
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    Aug 17, 2011 10:12 AM GMT

    Looser weapons laws?

    eh.

    Like what, guns for children / dogs / trees