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Mon Nov 26, 2012, 12:33 PM

A perfect gift for any friend who thinks they want to secede....

http://www.amazon.com/Atlas-Remote-Islands-Judith-Schalansky/dp/014311820X

For those who find it difficult to believe that there are still isolated, secluded, and uninhabited or sparsely populated pockets of land anchored firmly in the midst of the Arctic, Atlantic, Indian, Pacific, and Antarctic Oceans, this quietly beautiful and subtly evocative book is a must read. Firm in her conviction that atlases should take a much-deserved place in the literary pantheon and that there is “no more poetic book in the world,” her cartographic drawings are accompanied by compelling narratives, outlining the history, natural science, local lore, and legend of each of the 50 islands she visually and textually conjures up out of her impeccable research and vivid imaginings. An armchair traveler’s delight, this book will also beckon, challenge, and inspire intrepid explorers and exotically inclined vacationers. --Margaret Flanagan



Seriously, there has to be at least one island that can hold about 10k-20k spoiled rotten sore losers so they can have fun with their 'no-government' island and leave the rest of us alone.

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Reply A perfect gift for any friend who thinks they want to secede.... (Original post)
LynneSin Nov 2012 OP
JHB Nov 2012 #1
kentauros Nov 2012 #2
2naSalit Nov 2012 #7
kentauros Nov 2012 #8
2naSalit Nov 2012 #10
kentauros Nov 2012 #12
2naSalit Nov 2012 #13
Initech Nov 2012 #3
2naSalit Nov 2012 #4
LynneSin Nov 2012 #5
2naSalit Nov 2012 #6
LynneSin Nov 2012 #9
2naSalit Nov 2012 #11

Response to LynneSin (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 12:36 PM

1. Ought to be able to get low-lying ones cheap...

...after all, everybody else is falling for that "global warming" stuff, but these guys "know" it's a hoax!


So put your money where your mouths are, guys, and buy up waterfront property that everyone else thinks will be flood-prone or underwater in decades to come.

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Response to LynneSin (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 12:48 PM

2. The biggest problem is they'd never do it.

Too much work to survive in isolation

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Response to kentauros (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 02:44 PM

7. And where would their welfare chaecks come from?

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #7)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 02:48 PM

8. Considering that they like to milk such things for all they're worth,

by the time such checks made it to them they'd be rotten cheese

Then again, that's what cheese is, and to quote Chef! "Gone off milk full of bugs and mold!"

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Response to kentauros (Reply #8)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 05:16 PM

10. But if they are no longer citizens, they are not

eligible for such social safety net benefits. They would have to apply for foreign aid... and that could be easily dealt with by using the ever delightfully karmic NO... and HELL NO! Get it from your bankster buddies since they convinced you to be so effing ignorant in the first place.

Gosh, that would be a little bit mean but purely appropriate and enjoyable.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #10)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 06:22 PM

12. As far as I know, they'd only be ineligible

if they renounced their citizenship. I don't see these blustering "Patriots" doing such a thing, much less moving out of the country.

As I said initially, living on their own (whether on a island or elsewhere) would be too much work. Once that part was shown to them, they'd drop even the suggestion that they might move away.

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Response to kentauros (Reply #12)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 06:40 PM

13. Yeah, I know

I was just extrapolating on a bit of wishful thinking.

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Response to LynneSin (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 12:48 PM

3. Maybe one of those billionaires can buy an island and declare it a sovereign nation.

If they hate the American government so much why don't they run their own and get the fuck out of here?

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Response to LynneSin (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 01:47 PM

4. Two things...

1. Jet Blue has a free airfare offer for sore losers and defectors

2. There's a sunny island out in the Pacific that probably would have no needs for light bills... Bikini Atoll, probably glows in the dark and is probably gonna sink soon

Bon Voyage!

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #4)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 02:33 PM

5. wait, I can get a free airline ticket if I just say I'm upset about obama winning?

oh wait a minute it's just a ONE-WAY trip

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Response to LynneSin (Reply #5)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 02:43 PM

6. ONE Way to

anyplace outside the US of A.

I could see this as an option for those who would like to secede... Finding a place that will take them in without a viable passport might be tough though... And once they leave, that's it buckaroo, no re-entry... at least not without valid visa and passport of course.

What goes around comes around after all.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #6)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 03:25 PM

9. Damnit, here I was gonna plan my vacation...

however I would like to come home too

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Response to LynneSin (Reply #9)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 05:17 PM

11. I know

it's just so... biased.

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