There is a lot in common between the [Free State Project](http://freestateproject.org/) and Seasteading. Both have their origins in people who are fed up with traditional political activism, tired of talking about better government, and ready to start living it. I am developing a talk for libertarians for my upcoming speaking tours where I analyze methods of changing governments, why the standard ones (proselytizing, policy activism) don’t work, and why structural change is needed. Why it’s time for action, not for more debating.
[View the live webcast](http://www.justin.tv/seasteading/), it is about to start. We will be saving the recording, and creating a transcript as well.
UPDATE: You can [view the archive of the webcast here](http://www.justin.tv/seasteading/all)
Here is the YayBoo, if you want to add and vote questions.
A seastead resort would of course have air and water sports equipment for vacationers. This would make a nice addition – a water-powered jet pack! Imagine doing this on the ocean…
Welcome to TSI’s January 2009 Newsletter. As the staff, membership, and worldwide interest in seasteading keep growing, we continue to have more and more for you each month.
Unfortunately, our hosting provider (Dreamhost) seems to not work well with high-traffic Drupal sites. The site has been down on and off all day, due to traffic from the CNET piece this morning. Our heroic sysadmin Ben disabled logins so that the site could be served from a cache, which helped. You may have problems logging in, and posting comments or threads in the forum.
With the release of all the engineering documents on our [ClubStead page](http://www.seasteading.org/strategic-areas/engineering/clubstead), lots of questions have come up. For example, some people have pointed out that the topside weight and platform load are incompatible, and that there are negative airgaps in some of the big wave scenarios.
We believe strongly in the virtues of transparency, which is why we released the engineering information as soon as we could – right after the patent was filed – even though it isn’t complete.
[Solid_Choke](http://www.seasteading.org/members/solidchoke) [posted this ad in the forums](http://www.seasteading.org/interact/forums/community/feedback-tsi/royal-caribbeans-new-ads), it’s great! Almost like they are thinking along seasteading-type lines.