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August 25, 2014 at 3:46 pm #23856
Ocean; I like idea of “…what’s next?”
Elmer; I like the dutch pod hotel. Specially the one with the woman in it.
cube or sphere, I like th outdoors. Though I like comfort too, like bathroom,
washing machine and dryer and other stuff. I like sailing and scuba diving and
swimming (no sharks) kayaking … etc… So I would come out of the sphere
just like I get out of the cube too.August 25, 2014 at 1:22 pm #23852
May be a little more explanation about the spherical structure:
…most likely made of ferro-cement
…modular building, where parts could be made on land and assembled in water
…the floating could be adjusted back and forth to be partially submerged and to completely
submerged to depth 2-3 times the height of the waves
…it would be anchored to the sea floor or anchored with sea-anchors in deep water
…some engines with propellers would be necessary to hold positionAugust 25, 2014 at 1:11 pm #23851
That appears to be true what you wrote about the king. I think, that is called: captain , on a vessel.
There is a difference between a vessel and a floating structure. I thin international law (marine-time law)
recognizes it. Florida state law definitely recognizes this difference, and has different registrations for them.
As long as a king or a captain goes, the political point of a seastead would be that individuals can come and
leave as they wish. So when there is a bad captain, and there are bad rules, that captain can enjoy loneliness.
The start would be probably individual seasteads, and the builder would be the owner and the captain.
I would like to use the word captain instead of king. The captain can determine who may come aboard, and under
The reason of why there is no physical seasteads built yet, may be that persons cannot agree on the rules of the
seastead. Kind of like “if I do not get this or that, then I am not interested building the seastead.
This could also be an escape and a justification for persons who have lots of words but little actions.
In my opinion ocean farming is a way to overcome this.
I think, the first thing would be necessary is to build something strong enough to support life in open ocean conditions
under any weather. A spherical structure seems to be reasonable. This spherical structure would be mostly submerged,
so big waves would roll over it. Further more it would be beneficial if the sphere could be submerged completely
under water depth 2 or 3 times the height of the waves. The first and experimental structures would need to be small.
I think it could become a kind of ocean farming seastead. It could be a single person operation. And there could be
multiples of these in close proximity to each other. Each ocean farming seastead would have a captain, and there the
plot thickens: how would these captains cooperate and get along with each other and with the main land.
Well, something like this.
This is not a discussion or question and answer kind of communication.
It is more like lamentation.
.August 25, 2014 at 10:18 am #23848
Thank you.August 24, 2014 at 12:51 pm #23844
I am OK with the topic and the discussion. If someone does not like it
he can start a topic for himself. I think, since Zutai started this topic,
he can define what is off topic.
Since Zutai mentioned monarchy, I would like to mention anarchy.
By anarchy I do not mean chaos, but I mean natural laws. But I think ;
I wrote about it before. Anarchy and natural laws are not my inventions.
Some of these things naturally derive from each other. Such as a right for life
has to include the right for self-defense.
The right for freedom (freedom of life) includes life.
So a seastead has to defend and sustain the human life against the elements.
I think, it is correct to talk about natural conditions where a seastead is going to be.
There are going to be difficulties: waves, storms, climate, need for food,
need for drinking water. etc…
What are the conditions, and how to accommodate life under those conditions.
Lots of these conditions are governed by natural laws (example: wave hight, air temperature,
water temperature…etc…) So in my opinion, an anarchist point of view has to
observe the physical reality, and appropriate accommodations are necessary to sustain life.
Some of these theories have to originate from natural phenomenons, those are self-evident to
those who want to live according to those phenomenons
(For example: there has to be a right for life, because I have life. It is a self-evident
phenomenon that I experience.)
I am interested about how to accommodate a free life.
Respectfully;August 23, 2014 at 8:19 pm #23836
“Freedom is not defined by safety. Freedom is
defined by the ability of citizens to live
without government interference. Government cannot
create a world without risk, nor would we really
wish to livein such a fictional place.”
I like Ron Paul. There are lots of comments I could make
about this quote. Just to make it simple and not to
open a can of worms:
“Freedom is defined by the ability of citizens to live
without government interference.”
As I see the operative word in this sentence: live.
So, without life there is no freedom.
And , bla bla bla and so forth.August 23, 2014 at 2:10 pm #23832
Tue, Aug 19, 2014
A man has been rescued five miles off the Dorset coast while
attempting to sail to America in a £300 dinghy.
The 30-year-old Bulgarian national bought the 14ft vessel
from Christchurch harbour on Saturday and then set off on
his 3,500-mile voyage across the Atlantic.
Passing yachtsmen raised the alarm after spotting him looking
seasick in choppy water off Hengistbury Head, near Bournemouth.
The man, who was alone on the sailing dinghy, refused help when
an RNLI lifeboat arrived and kept saying: “I am going west.”
After refusing assistance for 45 minutes, the crew dragged him
on to their boat and took him to shore.
Lifeboat crewman Pete Dadds, 41, said the dinghy was taking on water,
and the man would have died if he had not been rescued.
The man was not wearing a life jacket, his boat had no lights
and his only navigational aid was a street map of Southampton.
Aside from that, he had a passport containing a US visa, hot dogs,
beans and a bag of biscuits.
“When we reached the gentleman he didn’t want us there,
he wanted to carry on his way,” Mr Dadds said.
“We were not happy leaving him out there.
He kept saying ‘I am going west’.
Tue, Aug 19, 2014
https://uk.news.yahoo.com/man-rescued-trying-sail-us-300-dinghy-152404511.html#gdygIe8August 21, 2014 at 8:26 pm #23830
I went to see Key West and other places in Florida.
I like Key West.
I still have some unfinished business here on the West Coast for 12 more days.
Depending when things get finished, I will get going to the Tampa Bay area.
I do have a Florida address.August 21, 2014 at 8:13 pm #23829
I think, that sounds good.August 21, 2014 at 12:40 pm #23819
I would like to agree with Ocean’s post about practical applications: there is a void.August 20, 2014 at 9:28 pm #23816
For me, the next move is Florida.August 20, 2014 at 9:20 pm #23815
Interesting posts. Those are good illustrations. None of them are exactly it, and all of them
The Benjamin Franklin submarine experiment is an interesting one.
The concrete submarine is an interesting one too.August 20, 2014 at 9:15 pm #23814
Thanks Ocean. First I need to build a sphere, then I can rock it. -))August 19, 2014 at 9:18 pm #23810
I would think; the triangles could be made on shore. They would be made of ferrocement covered
rigid polyurethane foam with some steel reinforcement.August 15, 2014 at 9:27 am #23794
Never mind. Wrong side of the continent.