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  • #12818
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    Technology.

    WSJ coverage.

    And finally the page that gave me this thought, quoting the relevant text below:

    “A prototype traveling wave reactor still needs to be constructed, in order for that to happen a suitable location will need to be found and local nuclear regulations and laws will need to be changed.”

    #12808
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    As a point of interest, the boat used to shelter the pirate radio operators is for sale in St. Maarten, the Adventure. Running a small business out of this boat would draw extra media coverage, although I’m not sure that we would need the help.

    The only problem I see is that it has already sunk in one hurricane, so the question is can we easily avoid a storm with modern forecasting tools?

    #12809
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    I finally had a chat with a microbiologist, specifically a soils/microbial one. He looked over some experiments with me and came to the conclusion that the obstacle is finding the optimal nutrient mixture for the bacteria to grow.

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    Ken

    None of those drugs are pain killers. MDMA treats PTSD. Psilobicin (Magic Mushrooms) is good for overcoming the fear of imminent death. LSD-25 is good for treating alcoholism and enhanced psychoanalysis. I agree that a hospice variant is a much better model.

    We need a problem and a treatment that is:

    1) Acute; i.e. we won’t be providing lifelong solutions. The customer doesn’t have to be at the end of their rope, but it must be a pain that we can solve over a weekend, a week, or a month. I’m making an assumption that the potential customer base for someone who can essentially retire on a boat, likely paying out of pocket, is small.

    2) Utilizes a substance or strategy that is illegal in the states (and as much of the rest of the world as possible). Perhaps we could do something cheaper, but it would be far easier to market something that is otherwise unavailable.

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    Tuvavision…Medicinal Marijuana is legal in California. You can smoke it on the street if you are registered, and if a police officer harasses you he will lose his job.

    A psychiatry center that offers MDMA, LSD-25, Psilobicin, and other potentially therapudic drugs is much more attractive as many of the scheduled drugs in the United States are actually useful to some people. If I knew I were to die in a couple of weeks, or had PTSD, or needed to be psycho analyzed, I could easily see myself paying for a plane ride and a night or two on a yacht. As long as we are tight wads about drugs never leaving the operation there should be no problem

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    I love the idea of locating near Florida. I’m sure that no one likes to buy painkillers illegally. I also found a story about an assisted suicide case being overturned in Florida.

    Would this need to be located outside of the EEZ, or just outside the state’s waters?

    #12775
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    Ocean

    I think that offshore of medicinal marijuana states would be the worst place that you could locate. Why go out to a ship for what you can get down the street?

    Alan

    They might get to use the same drugs as hospitals. I’ll try to find out over the next couple weeks.

    I still think the commute would be a problem for something that hurts RIGHT NOW. Perhaps there are types of pain and corresponding drugs that might work though.

    #12764
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    I could see that working. I think the biggest hurdle would be the commute to the ship.

    Maybe a hospice center would be the next level of complexity.

    #12679
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    I’ll bet that Tilapia has the calories.

    #12559
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    Trash bags?

    #12287
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    I’m looking at some time between mid April and the end of August. Would it be best to aim for the “little dry” season, or are the roads O.K. during the wet season? Cheap for me is a hammock and a tarp or a rental car, but I can manage a hostel for a while.

    Looking at it again buying a big island does not make much sense. With that much money we could build several bubble condos or substeads and either bring in tourism dollars or float out into the caribbean.

    “That sounds like an interesting change. Instead of base-steading at all we jump right into a clubstead concept, in which case, Belize might not be as prime a location as anywhere else. I can look into the costs to acquire the permits needed to float out some bungalows (Ambergris Caye would be the prime location within Belize to target for the potential income stream.) but that puts us back at square one… where would we physically build these if we didn’t own land, what kinds of weather could these structures safely endure and at what level of comfort to their inhabitants, why would we bother building anything less than a full on substead? I’m not shooting down the idea, just looking to refine it a bit.” -Jason

    So what is the permitting like there? If it is an issue, maybe we could float in the mexican waters. It seems that the federalis are pretty lax about that, at least with Richie’s Spiral Island.

    Also, where are you planning on taking your substead once you get into the caribbean? Check out my last post on caribbean/gulf locations.

    If you have a blog about your biodiesel experience it sounds very interesting.

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    I’m looking for some shallower anchoring locations… there is this one off the coast of madagascar that gets down to 94 meters, but then you are in 9-12 meter waves.

    It’s at about 11 s 61 e.

    26 s 5 e is only 1200 meters deep. The wave height is hard to determine there.. between 2 and 7. The nearest trade partners would be Namibia and South Africa.

    There is also a plateau reaching about 500 m just outside of the UK’s EEZ, if you don’t mind the weather. It looks like 3-5 m waves.

    Do you know of other elevations in international waters?

    Why would you prefer station keeping in a gyre rather than a gulf with calm waters?

    #12294
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    I see the potential collapse of the United States as a huge advantage. We would be providing sanctuary. and it would be easier to move to our towns rather than to another country as we won’t be asking for papers or questions about citizenship, just money.

    The US’s liability limits for oil companies and the resulting consequences is a legitimate risk to consider, but this is also an opportunity for new business models.

    #12288
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    The ampere seamount is, at best, at -2,200 meters with about 80 or so square kilometers around that altitude outside an EEZ.

    #12283
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    It almost seems that some of the challenges may strengthen both our resolve and capabilities. If we are collecting and processing our own water and generating our own electricty on land, or in a bog, that would be one less thing to figure out once we’re ready to push off.

    If we were to buy a cay (or lease one), this one looks pretty good. A protected bay, 48 acres, limestone base, potential for an airstrip, and next to the number 1 tourist destination in the country with an asking price of $1.7 million. Makes me wonder if they are selling a property they don’t have the title to like you say.

    Coincidentally I have access to my universities bio-lab and a professor who is at least interested in helping me learn how to make a bio brick, which could be a useful skill to solidify a sandy cay or build up a bog with a solid limestone base. He knows tons about microorganisms; maybe he can also help me find a salt tolerant strain.

    I too am thinking of taking a trip to central america soon. Maybe we can coordinate a Seasteading unconference and real estate scouting trip.

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