Thursday, January 11, 2007

Great idea.

You in?

15 comments:

staghounds said...

I've actually been to Sealand. It could be easily done, but garrisoning it would be a pain. The climate is unpleasant.

Todd said...

Yeah, too cold for me.

pdb said...

Y'all are thinking too small.

Surely we'd be able to gather together enough heavily armed libertarian redneck pirates to take an island.

Okay, hurricanes would be a pain, but the climate would be a lot better!

BRB said...

Somehow, I KNEW PDB would be in.

Tennessee Budd said...

I'm for it. Once we take Sealand, we start making scary noises, the Frogs cave, we take over their country, start tossing out Wogs & Frogs. Next thing ya know, we're getting somewhere.

Kristopher said...

Erm ... the Cubans would probably object forcefully to expropriating Cayo Largo Del Sur.

They ain't like the French ... they will send in as many troops as they need to to take it back.

markm said...

Maybe there's a peaceful alternative. Pitcairn Island's population has shrunk to only 50, making it practical to put together a big enough group to outvote the inhabitants. It's still a British colony, so anyone know the immigration policy, and their current policies on granting independence to colonies?

Or nearby is Henderson Island, larger, totally unpopulated, and with high cliffs all the way around making access from the sea very difficult.

No, don't count me in. I'd probably like Sealand's weather better than a tropical paradise. Just weird that way...

Anonymous said...

Oooh! Count me in. The weather would be a minor issue when compared to owning a country. The only real drawback is where to put the shooting range. Floating targets with the Northern European country of your choice as a backstop?
By the way, y'all can swim, right?

Paul Simer said...

I'm in. Where else could I open-carry to my job at a data center?

Anonymous said...

I dunno, it's awfully small. I vote for Heard Island. It's claimed by Australia, but with no shipping routes nearby, I doubt anyone would notice or care about a few dozen folks taking over. By the time anyone did notice, we'd have been there long enough to establish squatter's rights.

Tracy

Anonymous said...

Doesn't the Philippines have some small islands up for sale? How hard is it to establish your own country if you've got the money to buy and island?

Kaylee said...

Yeah, but there's no chance of anything approaching any kind of self-suffiency. You could be starved out in a month.

Now the island idea... that I like. Or maybe even a small stretch of African coast.

Anonymous said...

All very interesting in a dreaming sort of way.

But look where most of these places Put you. The North Sea? Africa? The Philippines?

Sealand? I've read it's living area is about 1800 sq ft. My place is 1710sf, I have all my stuff, and I live alone....Nuff said.

I'm for just working harder to fix the place we have.

bjbarron said...

Too Late....

Swedish file-sharing website The Pirate Bay is planning to buy its own nation in an attempt to circumvent international copyright laws.

The group has set up a campaign to raise money to buy Sealand, a former British naval platform in the North Sea that has been designated a 'micronation', and claims to be outside the jurisdiction of the UK or any other country.

ColtCCO said...

[sarcasm]Yeah, because a bunch of scruffy, overgrown, commie-ass, music-stealingSwedes would be harder to eliminate than the founders.[/sarcasm] Let's see them raise a billion US dollars via Paypal donations from people who, by definition, don't want to pay for stuff they get, then I'll be impressed.

ColtCCO