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MrScorpio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-16-11 06:04 PM
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My Gawd, Randians are fucking idiots
Silicon Valley billionaire reveals plan to launch floating 'start up country' off San Francisco
By DAILY MAIL REPORTER
Last updated at 7:46 AM on 11th August 2011


PayPal-founder Peter Thiel was so inspired by Atlas Shrugged - Ayn Rand's novel about free-market capitalism - that he's trying to make its title a reality.
The Silicon Valley billionaire has funnelled $1.25 million to the Seasteading Institute, an organization that aspires to launch a floating colony into international waters, freeing them and like-minded thinkers to live by Libertarian ideals.

Mr Thiel recently told Details magazine that: 'The United States Constitution had things you could do at the beginning that you couldn't do later. So the question is, can you go back to the beginning of things? How do you start over?'

The floating sovereign nations that Thiel imagines would be built on oil-rig-like platforms anchored in areas free of regulation, laws, and moral conventions.
The Seasteading Institute says it will 'give people the freedom to choose the government they want instead of being stuck with the government they get.'


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2024761/Atlas-S...

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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-16-11 06:05 PM
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1. a fool and his money
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T Roosevelt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-16-11 06:06 PM
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2. Good riddance
Hell, why don't they all just move to Somalia - that's their libertarian paradise without the millions in investment.
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notadmblnd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-16-11 06:06 PM
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3. I'm for it as long as he takes the teabaggers with him
And instead of building it on oil rig platforms, they should use garbage. That way they will have a constant reminder of who they are and where they came from.
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Mz Pip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-16-11 06:10 PM
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4. Off the coast of San Francisco?
They'll freeze their little Randian asses off. :rofl:

Actually, it's been done before. They're called ship casinos.
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abelenkpe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-16-11 06:14 PM
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5. Yes, yes they are
But wouldn't we all enjoy seeing them off on their maiden voyage and celebrate the departure of teh stupid?
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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-16-11 06:15 PM
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6. Correct. nt
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Doremus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-16-11 06:16 PM
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7. $1.25 million wouldn't pay for a single footer of the platform.
Too funny ... a buncha libertarian tightwads trying to build utopia on the cheap. lolol

This is going to prove quite entertaining in more ways than one!

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Marr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-16-11 06:19 PM
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8. And who is going to feed these soft-handed titans?
I assume this maverick society would actually function more like a tick on it's mother country.
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canoeist52 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-16-11 06:19 PM
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9. I'd like to know, who's going to clean the toilets?
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guitar man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-16-11 08:23 PM
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24. Their moms
She'll live in the upstairs unit so it'll be just like they're back home in the basement :rofl:
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Ozymanithrax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-16-11 06:24 PM
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10. What, other than Slavery, can you do in the original document.
Well, the original before the 13th and 14th amendment. Maybe before the twelfth that changed the way we selected the Vice President. Or before the 11th that is arcane and involves who can sue a state and when. The Original document had no rights enshrined, as it was necessary to amend the Constitution with the bill of rights.

So is he pro slavery? or what?
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Bronco Bob Donating Member (24 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-16-11 06:27 PM
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11. he can buy his own country
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csziggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-16-11 06:41 PM
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12. Who knew Waterworld started before the continents flooded? n/t
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Kalidurga Donating Member (627 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-16-11 06:56 PM
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13. Ah ha ha ha
maybe we could help them somehow. We sure would be better off without them.
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rustydog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-16-11 06:59 PM
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14. Water World, coming to international waters near you!
Get in early, gambling, whoring, cheating, money laundering, GUNS galore! If you order a site right now, we'll DOUBLE the offer!
Operators are standing by! (This is not endorsed by kevin Costner.)
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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-16-11 07:49 PM
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15. One word: Bioshock. n/t/
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guitar man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-16-11 07:59 PM
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16. Hey
I think the Second Amendment allows us to own torpedoes, right? :evilgrin:

(cmon work with me here) :silly:
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blkmusclmachine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-16-11 08:03 PM
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17. They can run, but they can't hide.
n/t
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guitar man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-16-11 08:04 PM
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18. Ha! No building codes
I had an idea. I was looking at how those housing untis are stacked on top of one another. I would love to buy one of the top ones and add an extra toilet... by just cutting a hole in the floor :evilgrin:
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Erose999 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-16-11 08:05 PM
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19. No building codes, and no smoking restrictions either. How long before the fucker burns down?

I give it a month. Tops.
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guitar man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-16-11 08:21 PM
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22. Well, if the one below me catches fire
I'll just flush the toilet!! :rofl:
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Fleshdancer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-16-11 08:11 PM
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20. I love this idea!
Where can I donate to this so that the randians could leave faster? :bounce:
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Bucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-16-11 08:13 PM
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21. In a truly Randian society, murder would be acceptable, provided you only killed the unheroic.
In fact, killing anyone there and taking their stuff would be a delightfully enlightened-selfish act for a true individualist superman to undertake. Those petty rules about protecting peoples' lives and property is the tool of the weak oppressing the genius of the elites. Those jealous worms deserve what they get. I can't be restrained by those antiquated and superstitious notions of morality that say murder is wrong when it benefits someone as awesome as me. As Ayn says...
"I love myself enough
to go & take their stuff
."

Amen, O Great One, Amen.
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-16-11 08:22 PM
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23. Who will take out the trash?
who will cook the food?

Do you think someone will WANT to do it there as opposed to on dry land near their family?
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Skidmore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-16-11 08:25 PM
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25. Waterworld.
Let's stay on land.
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JanMichael Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-16-11 08:31 PM
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26. I was using "Randroid" years ago.
The reason is that they would never ever ever make the "second to last" post in a thread (meaning ALWAYS had to have the last word) online nor ever shut up in person. Prove them wrong a million times and on the one time past a million they will again spew out a Randroid though. Again and again.

I think it should be the #1 identifier.
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