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Monthly Archives: July 2009

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TSI Job Opening: Director of Development

TSI’s development director will be primarily responsible for growing membership and obtaining funding for TSI through a combination of grant-writing, outreach, PR, fundraisers, and donor development. They will work in conjunction with the Executive Director, Director of Operations, and the Board of Directors. This is a paid, full-time role (3/4 time is available if needed for work/life balance). We offer a quality PPO health insurance plan in addition to other standard California state benefits.

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Space Frontier Foundation

Hmm, [this sounds familiar](http://spacefrontier.org/):

> The Space Frontier Foundation is transforming space from a government-owned bureaucratic program into a dynamic and inclusive frontier open to all people. Our central goal is the large-scale permanent settlement of space. We believe people have the “right stuff’ and that everyone will benefit from opening the space frontier.

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Those pirates, they sure will get you!

[On Cheryl Cline’s acerbic and always amusing blog](http://cherylcline.wordpress.com/2009/07/09/original-thinking/):

> Permit me a little whining: why does everyone ask the same questions, and act as if they’re the first to ever think of such objections? Here’s a few examples…

> Question: Seasteading—the idea of living on floating platforms and ships in the ocean—is a novel approach to starting new governments, or just to life in general. But won’t you be raped and killed by pirates?

> Answer: I’m glad you asked.

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TSI June 2009 newsletter

Welcome to the Seasteading Institute’s June Newsletter!

#### June Highlights:

##### Ephemerisle webpage is up!


The website for [Ephemerisle](http://ephemerisle.org/) has been launched! Our upcoming aquatic festival now has its very own domain.

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Happy Tax Revolt and Secession Day!

I don’t think I can do any better than [last year’s inspirational post](http://www.seasteading.org/stay-in-touch/blog/3/2008/07/04/an-old-speech-freedom-bold), so I suggest enjoyable re-reading it.

If you’d like to read more about secession, independence, federalism, revolution, non-territorial secession, and related matters, go check out [Secession Week at Let A Thousand Nations Bloom](http://letathousandnationsbloom.wordpress.com/2009/06/25/upcoming-secession-week-blogging/).

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More shipping container homes

via OpenWorld comes the post [How to Live in a Shipping Container](http://www.been-seen.com/article.cfm?id=11083), with a number of pictures of shipping container homes:

![home1](http://www.been-seen.com/archive/ecopodnew.jpg)

![](http://www.been-seen.com/archive/shippingcontainerallterraincabin.jpg)

![](http://www.been-seen.com/archive/shippingcontainerweekendhouse.jpg)

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