As requested by several community members, TSI is pleased to offer the opportunity to [donate directly to specific projects](http://www.seasteading.org/votewithyourwallet), each of which will help us answer an important open question about how best to make seasteading a reality.
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.
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.
[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.
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.
I don’t think I can do any better than [last year’s inspirational post](http://www.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/).
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:
Laissez-Faire city was a new country attempt in the 1990s, based in Costa Rica. Despite many flaws in the idea (some of which I document in my 2001 visit to CR), I will always have a warm spot in my heart for it, as it was the first project I had some firsthand experience with. Here is the ad they took out in The Economist in June of 1995: