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  • #10437
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    Ok, there are lots of forms of entertainment. I think that is quite widely known.

    #10864
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    You have to hit the ball with your paddle and then paddle around the bases to get home. Also, the team at bat (the runner and his two “escorts”) are allowed to flip others kyaks with their paddles. The team in the field can only hit the runner & escorts defensively just their paddles, not their boats.

    Absolutely no holding an opponent underwater for more than 90 seconds.

    EDIT: In order to keep shortstops and outfielders from having to come to the aid of basemen who are being decended upon by batter and escorts the team in the field will have a diver in full scuba who starts each play under the pitcher’s area but can then travel to anywhere on the field and assist by flipping opponents boats or righting his own team’s.

    #10896
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    i_is_j_smith wrote:

    I find this whole topic pretty funny. You guys are talking about colonizing one of the most dangerous parts of the planet while living on small floating platforms and you’re worried about a little jet ski accident?

    Do you think the original homesteaders said “We’d better not ride around on horses, cause we might fall off and get hurt”?

    Well horses can see people, and avoid them on their own volition.

    Seems a little silly if you ask me to be talking about pedal boat or canoe races. Yea, that sounds exciting…

    Take into account this is the ocean,

    So most likely to be a kayak, so to avoid bailing.

    in some places the waves are several stories high,

    with a planing hull it’s like a roller coaster,

    except if you ride into a wave,

    you might get submerged.

    Farmer wrote:

    You have to hit the ball with your paddle and then paddle around the bases to get home.

    that sounds like baseball, we wouldn’t have the swing room.

    and paddling around something small in high waves is mind bogglingly difficult.

    how about having nets instead to get the ball to a particular location.

    Like capture the flag or football.

    Can be like lacrosse by having the second half of the paddle be the ball holding net.

    This way it’s relatively easy to knock out the ball from someones, with someone elses paddle.

    Or simply from moving the paddle in a non holding manner.

    This could also help develop skills, for things like fishing with a net,

    or retreiving a floating object and bringing it home.

    Also, the team at bat (the runner and his two “escorts”) are allowed to flip others kyaks with their paddles. The team in the field can only hit the runner & escorts defensively just their paddles, not their boats.

    Absolutely no holding an opponent underwater for more than 90 seconds.

    Er I think violence should be penalized,

    just as it is penalized in football, basketball,

    and most other sports.

    Can use the yellow, red-card system of soccer football.

    Also remember the lesson learned by playing the game,

    is how to maneuver through waves,

    to retrieve an object,

    and get home,

    safely.

    EDIT: In order to keep shortstops and outfielders from having to come to the aid of basemen who are being decended upon by batter and escorts the team in the field will have a diver in full scuba who starts each play under the pitcher’s area but can then travel to anywhere on the field and assist by flipping opponents boats or righting his own team’s.

    Ya with kayaks, I’d recomend having the kind which are easy to manually flip over,

    Here is a design that’s been improved upon for centuries:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ce4QaNaoDN8

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    #10901
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    Jack
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    PAINTBALL

    I Suggest Indoors paintball, its good for Island Defence, Getting people to work together & its fun, hell we could Host tourni’s & generate money that way!

    Another good thing is that it can be played anywhere, & you can pack all the equipment into a small space after use.

    If i was incharge of sports I’d have a national Paintball day, & every one has to wear a mask outside of tehir house! well maybe not lol, but it would be good in public areas, since all you need is some safety netting to seal of an area for the game, & the paint washes off easy.

    I actuly heard from an ex ferry 1st officer some crew on a cargo ship in the Med did paintball on the main deck to keep fit lol

    I win Footballs gay!

    p.s if you think the gun looks big, well you know the saying, it takes a pussy to make a paintball marker look big

    #10925
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    Here I made a drawing of Sealacrosse.

    A useful sport.

    For instance if we are to retrieve floating items of interest.

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    #10941
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    elspru wrote:

    Can use the yellow, red-card system of soccer football.

    I don’t like that system. The rugby system is better; yellow card – off for ten minutes, red card – off for the whole game

    The lacrosse one sounds do-able

    Still though, put aside safety matters for a minute and think how fun it would be to piss around on jet-skis for an hour, taking people down and generally being violent to your hearts content. I am NOT saying that we should put aside safety matters in any sport that we play, but come on, how fun would that be?

    “Fortis cadere, cedere non potest”

    “A brave man may fall, but he cannot yield”

    -Latin Proverb

    #14362
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    I agree with j smith on this one. I mean there is a chance of death in any sport really. Look at the amount of people who hav survived riding on a jet ski.

    #14377
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    elspru wrote:
    Well horses can see people, and avoid them on their own volition.

    Are you serious?

    Two horses crash headlong

    Jockey gets dragged

    Oh well, guess we should ban horse racing. Or only ride donkeys since they are slower and safer…

    But that’s not my point. Original homesteaders drank lots of alcohol while carrying around firearms. They had all kinds of dangers to deal with. Seasteading is incredibly dangerous, and I think being concerned over sporting injuries is ridiculous.

    My other point is: who is going to “prevent” these kinds of events? I thought the point to moving out into the ocean was to create new nations with greater freedoms and liberty. Who should determine for me that my engaging in jetski combat is too dangerous for me?

    Thorizan wrote:
    Define “infringing”. Would Noise pollution count there?

    That depends on how libertarian you are. There aren’t too many libertarians who would say sound waves travelling from my property to yours is “infringing”. Once you make that case, how far do you go? Are the photons that bounce off my windows and onto your lawn “infringing” on your property? What about the wireless signals being broadcast from my 802.11 router?

    It would take a pretty fanatical property rights fanboy to say that the buzzing from a few jetskis a few times a week would count as noise pollution, or as someone infringing on their property.

    #14380
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    i_is_j_smith wrote:

    Thorizan wrote:

    Define “infringing”. Would Noise pollution count there?

    That depends on how libertarian you are. There aren’t too many libertarians who would say sound waves travelling from my property to yours is “infringing”. Once you make that case, how far do you go? Are the photons that bounce off my windows and onto your lawn “infringing” on your property? What about the wireless signals being broadcast from my 802.11 router?

    It would take a pretty fanatical property rights fanboy to say that the buzzing from a few jetskis a few times a week would count as noise pollution, or as someone infringing on their property.

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    um to the extent that a given population forms a consensus, anything could be considered offensive. if u ever lived in a rowdy college town, you might realize that the police get called ALL the time to break up obnoxious parties on private property because the noise was harmful to the neightbors quality of life. just last night there was a loud screaching sound coming from my neighbors air conditioner – eventually they shut it off but if that kept going for days or weeks im not gonna stand around and tolerate it.

    how would you feel if a neighbor piled a 5 foot stack of cow manure within 30 feet of your house? would you want to raise kids there? it has to be a line between your freedom and how much you damage your neighbors quality of life. thats called justice.

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    #14451
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    Modified Water Polo inside one of those circle fish cages (wouldn’t want any sea predators to mistake the game for a bunch of fish).

    Also, its already been brought up, but you could have speed boat races, see doo races, regattas, swim meets. Then there is the underwater sports that would be possible. Get one of those geodesic spheres used for fish farming, put the participants in it in scuba gear, and give them a goal of some sort, like putting a ball in a hoop, or in a goal. You would have to engineer a neutral bouancy ball for the underwater game. Or maybe, some sort of modified, underwater soccer game.

    #14458
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    oh wow – i couldnt get to sleep, again. so i was surfin the net and found this: GOOGLE EARTH TOUR OF CELEBRITY OWNED PRIVATE ISLANDS.

    if you have google earth and you want to go right into it from here, click this.

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    #14496
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    shredder7753 wrote:
    how would you feel if a neighbor piled a 5 foot stack of cow manure within 30 feet of your house? would you want to raise kids there? it has to be a line between your freedom and how much you damage your neighbors quality of life. thats called justice.

    That’s why I said it “depends on how libertarian you are”. But if the goal of starting a new nation is to create one with substantially more freedom and liberty than those currently existing then you are not starting off on the right foot by enacting laws and regulations limiting smells and sounds.

    I don’t know if you are a smoker or not, but how do you feel about laws preventing people from smoking in a resturant? Or even in a park?

    How do you determine when a noise is “harmful to the neightbors quality of life”? Is there a certain time during the evening when noises of a certain decibel level should be outlawed? Do the people who are making the noise have a right to contest the complaint? See? You are already dumping laws, regulations, and beaurocracy on the seastead.

    Consensus is a dangerous thing, too. Let’s say I’m the first seasteader in my area. Soon people start moving in, and they all LOVE piling manure up on their property. I complain, but they all form a consensus that manure is fine. Is that fair? I was there first, do I now have to move?

    I just have two points. One, issues like this are not as black-and-white as you might think. Two, you should be very careful when talking about regulating and outlawing things on seasteads. Because if, in the end, you have the same amount of freedom on a seastead as you have in an existing nation, then what’s the point of living on a seastead?

    #14536
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    You’re on the open ocean. All you have to do is move several miles upwind of them and the manure problem is solved.

    #14560
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    What if I like my current mooring location? Why do I have to move? I was here first, and I have all my aquaculture cages just where I want them and producing nicely.

    #14569
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    You’re on the open ocean. The whole thing is moving. What does it matter if you are a few more miles further than you would have been yesterday? You’re drifting on the ocean. Its not about real estate, or even position. There is no position better than another unless you are trying to keep away from the wind, in which case you would want to be downwind of someone so they can take the brunt of it.

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