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  • #20718
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    better to have stuff that floats than stuff that won’t float when in water. That’s for sure.

    #20717
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    belongs to everyone and no one, interesting huh?

    #20715
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    true

    #20509
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    then again it is right smack in the middle of BFE with virtually no water and an alquida hotspot………

    maybe not the best idea.

    #20438
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    wow. you feel strong on this one CP. I take it you have a storm shelter full of supplies in case you need it? I know FEMA recommends it.

    #20269
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    Basicly that idea yeah. I know the US claims some of them even though they are submerged in high tide and not near any other lands.

    Here is an example:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnston_Atoll

    Johnston Atoll is a 1.03 sq mi (2.7 km2) atoll in the North Pacific Ocean[2] about 750 nmi (860 mi; 1,390 km) west of Hawaii. The atoll, which is located on the coral reef platform, comprises four islands. Johnston and Sand islands are both enlarged natural features, while North (Akau) and East (Hikina) are two artificial islands formed by coral dredging.[2] Johnston Atoll is grouped as one of the United States Minor Outlying Islands.

    For nearly 70 years, the atoll was under the control of the American military. In that time it was used as an airbase, a naval refuelling depot and a weapons testing area. In the mid 1980s, the atoll became a facility for Chemical weapons disposal. In 2004 the military base was closed; island control was handed over to civilian authorities.

    (They basicly appear to have built an island out of the coralreefs there.)

    #20268
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    If for fun I guess it is ok. To me his idea was no different than an ice shanty just a different season.

    #20261
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    I think another tribal culture did a simular thing in the Iraqi deserts untill Saddam dried them up during his genocides.

    #20260
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    There are “sunken islands” where ships are warned not to go. In theory one could build an island there. I think most might be protected due to coral reefs and the like. I know the UAE builds islands but much closer to shore and they are rich.

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    I understand the idea of building up, but what are the points of doing it in a lake if just for experience? Shouldn’t we be seeking those engineers and people with money to make a big one for real?

    I just don’t see the gain of being in the middle of a lake is all. Even township law applies in most cases since still in their township or at a minimum still their county and state.

    #20251
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    How does that achieve the goal of seasteading if in a lake and not international water? Dosn’t that defeat the point? I can dig a moat around my house and fill it with water from my hose, but that wouldn’t make much sense either.

    Has anyone actually done this in actual international water?

    #20206
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    No international waters between US and Canada in the lakes. No autonomy.

    #20205
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    You have a right to defend yourself but if you create an organized militia with uniforms and rank, that might be seen as an invitation for others to view you as a threat (waco but on the water).

    I think you could still train and be armed, but just avoid the uniforms and miltia look. Sometimes I think it was not only what you do but how you sell it that makes the deal.

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