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Fuck you all, I'm going on vacation...
« on: September 04, 2009, 06:32:57 am »
...to Sealand!


I don't know what the list of Discordian pilgrimage sites is at this point (I do hope the Intelligent Design museum in Ohio and the animatronic creationist dinosaur theme park in Florida that got shut down are on the list), but I think I found some places to add to the list.
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Re: Fuck you all, I'm going on vacation...
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2009, 06:57:41 pm »
EEEeeeeeEEEEEEE! The Kingdom of Redonda!

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Re: Fuck you all, I'm going on vacation...
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2009, 06:58:53 pm »
Oh YES! Hello, why are we not doing this right now?

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Freetown Christiania

Location:
About 85 acres somewhere in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Population:
850

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Christiania.org

The country:
Christiania was founded in 1971 when five people took over an abandoned military installation as a form of protest against the Danish government, which was blamed for the lack of affordable housing at the time. While we were not there, we can calculate that at least four of them thought of using the phrase "Killing two birds with one stone," while discussing the idea (or as they say in Denmark, "Killing two birds with one stone." Only they in Danish).

Since then, more people have moved in and the place has been going by its own rules under the principles of anarchy, communism and the hippie movement--except for the time when Denmark decided to use their rules on them. On those occasions, they live under the principles of being hit in the head with a big stick by a policeman. The national pastime is yoga, although we hear the second most popular pastime, checking out movies that are more fun to watch while stoned, is quickly gaining popularity.
“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”


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Re: Fuck you all, I'm going on vacation...
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2009, 07:54:38 pm »
I'm with you! Cept I'm off to New York. Plane leaves tonight!  :hammer:

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Re: Fuck you all, I'm going on vacation...
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2009, 08:02:58 pm »
I visited Christiania this year on my holiday in Denmark. It's a shithole. The idea probably started out pretty nice, but deteriorated very quickly. First it was gangs and harddrugs, then they prohibited that, only selling weed. Now there's a small tourist market selling stuff and paraphernalia, where you're not allowed to take pictures, some shady people hanging around burning oil vats, a few bars with alcoholic bums hanging out in front, broken windows, old colourful hippie buildings in a bad state of decay, all the roads are broken and damaged, which is what you get for not paying taxes, which made me wonder in what sense they are leeching off the public infrastructure and services provided for everyone in Kopenhagen. Which is a really nice and beautiful city, but the streets around Christiania are all urban wasteland that you dont wanna get near in the dark. What if they had a fire? Would the Kopenhagen fire dept come and help them (I suppose they would, Danish aren't that inhumane), what about doctors? running water? gas? electricity? sewerage? etc. They do pay a little fee, IIRC, but not much and they aren't giving much back to the city either apart from selling weed and being a minor tourist attraction.
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« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2009, 08:10:19 pm »
i saw a PBS travel Chanel show about that place, they made it sound all artsy and full of prosperous creativity  :lulz:  (the smell of dirty hippies on welfare came through even with the "artistic atmosphere" they were promoting)
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Re: Fuck you all, I'm going on vacation...
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2009, 08:17:31 pm »
I visited Christiania this year on my holiday in Denmark. It's a shithole. The idea probably started out pretty nice, but deteriorated very quickly. First it was gangs and harddrugs, then they prohibited that, only selling weed. Now there's a small tourist market selling stuff and paraphernalia, where you're not allowed to take pictures, some shady people hanging around burning oil vats, a few bars with alcoholic bums hanging out in front, broken windows, old colourful hippie buildings in a bad state of decay, all the roads are broken and damaged, which is what you get for not paying taxes, which made me wonder in what sense they are leeching off the public infrastructure and services provided for everyone in Kopenhagen. Which is a really nice and beautiful city, but the streets around Christiania are all urban wasteland that you dont wanna get near in the dark. What if they had a fire? Would the Kopenhagen fire dept come and help them (I suppose they would, Danish aren't that inhumane), what about doctors? running water? gas? electricity? sewerage? etc. They do pay a little fee, IIRC, but not much and they aren't giving much back to the city either apart from selling weed and being a minor tourist attraction.
Sounds like a Libertarian paradise.  :lulz:
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« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2009, 08:49:08 pm »
Quote from: SealandGov.org
Initial Challenge to Sealand's Sovereignty

By late 1968, the British navy had become aware of the new situation off the coast of England. They were interested in terminating the state of affairs brought about by an error committed by the most senior military authorities without causing too much uproar.

Units of the navy entered the territorial waters claimed by Roy of Sealand. As he was aware of his sovereignty, Roy of Sealand threatened the navy by undertaking defensive activity. Shots were fired from Sealand in warning.

Since Roy of Sealand was still an English citizen, he was thus accused of extensive crimes in Britain and was summoned to an English court. The result of this lawsuit in Chelmsford, Essex was a spectacular success for Sealand's claim to sovereignty. In its judgment of 25 November 1968, the court declared that it was not competent in Roy of Sealand's case as it could not exert any jurisdiction outside of British national territory. This is the first de facto recognition of the Principality of Sealand. English law had ruled that Sealand was not part of the United Kingdom, nor did any other nation claim it, hence Prince Roy's declaration of a new Sovereign State was de facto upheld.

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« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2009, 09:57:07 pm »
I visited Christiania this year on my holiday in Denmark. It's a shithole. The idea probably started out pretty nice, but deteriorated very quickly. First it was gangs and harddrugs, then they prohibited that, only selling weed. Now there's a small tourist market selling stuff and paraphernalia, where you're not allowed to take pictures, some shady people hanging around burning oil vats, a few bars with alcoholic bums hanging out in front, broken windows, old colourful hippie buildings in a bad state of decay, all the roads are broken and damaged, which is what you get for not paying taxes, which made me wonder in what sense they are leeching off the public infrastructure and services provided for everyone in Kopenhagen. Which is a really nice and beautiful city, but the streets around Christiania are all urban wasteland that you dont wanna get near in the dark. What if they had a fire? Would the Kopenhagen fire dept come and help them (I suppose they would, Danish aren't that inhumane), what about doctors? running water? gas? electricity? sewerage? etc. They do pay a little fee, IIRC, but not much and they aren't giving much back to the city either apart from selling weed and being a minor tourist attraction.
Sounds like a Libertarian paradise.  :lulz:

That's why they're all rich.  :)
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« Reply #9 on: September 05, 2009, 03:40:35 am »
I visited Christiania this year on my holiday in Denmark. It's a shithole. The idea probably started out pretty nice, but deteriorated very quickly. First it was gangs and harddrugs, then they prohibited that, only selling weed. Now there's a small tourist market selling stuff and paraphernalia, where you're not allowed to take pictures, some shady people hanging around burning oil vats, a few bars with alcoholic bums hanging out in front, broken windows, old colourful hippie buildings in a bad state of decay, all the roads are broken and damaged, which is what you get for not paying taxes, which made me wonder in what sense they are leeching off the public infrastructure and services provided for everyone in Kopenhagen. Which is a really nice and beautiful city, but the streets around Christiania are all urban wasteland that you dont wanna get near in the dark. What if they had a fire? Would the Kopenhagen fire dept come and help them (I suppose they would, Danish aren't that inhumane), what about doctors? running water? gas? electricity? sewerage? etc. They do pay a little fee, IIRC, but not much and they aren't giving much back to the city either apart from selling weed and being a minor tourist attraction.
Sounds like a Libertarian paradise.  :lulz:

That's why they're all rich.  :)

Titans of Industry, i tell you! throwing off the shackles of.... um.... infrastructure.

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« Reply #10 on: September 05, 2009, 03:49:14 am »
I visited Christiania this year on my holiday in Denmark. It's a shithole. The idea probably started out pretty nice, but deteriorated very quickly. First it was gangs and harddrugs, then they prohibited that, only selling weed. Now there's a small tourist market selling stuff and paraphernalia, where you're not allowed to take pictures, some shady people hanging around burning oil vats, a few bars with alcoholic bums hanging out in front, broken windows, old colourful hippie buildings in a bad state of decay, all the roads are broken and damaged, which is what you get for not paying taxes, which made me wonder in what sense they are leeching off the public infrastructure and services provided for everyone in Kopenhagen. Which is a really nice and beautiful city, but the streets around Christiania are all urban wasteland that you dont wanna get near in the dark. What if they had a fire? Would the Kopenhagen fire dept come and help them (I suppose they would, Danish aren't that inhumane), what about doctors? running water? gas? electricity? sewerage? etc. They do pay a little fee, IIRC, but not much and they aren't giving much back to the city either apart from selling weed and being a minor tourist attraction.
Sounds like a Libertarian paradise.  :lulz:

That's why they're all rich.  :)

Titans of Industry, i tell you! throwing off the shackles of.... um.... infrastructure.

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« Reply #11 on: September 05, 2009, 05:19:35 am »
Yeah, *I*...do not get this. 

However:  carry on, carry on.

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« Reply #12 on: September 05, 2009, 03:44:12 pm »
Ya'll need to check out the Holy Land Experience.
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« Reply #13 on: September 05, 2009, 05:19:46 pm »
I think it's closed.

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« Reply #14 on: September 05, 2009, 09:04:07 pm »
I visited Christiania this year on my holiday in Denmark. It's a shithole. The idea probably started out pretty nice, but deteriorated very quickly. First it was gangs and harddrugs, then they prohibited that, only selling weed. Now there's a small tourist market selling stuff and paraphernalia, where you're not allowed to take pictures, some shady people hanging around burning oil vats, a few bars with alcoholic bums hanging out in front, broken windows, old colourful hippie buildings in a bad state of decay, all the roads are broken and damaged, which is what you get for not paying taxes, which made me wonder in what sense they are leeching off the public infrastructure and services provided for everyone in Kopenhagen. Which is a really nice and beautiful city, but the streets around Christiania are all urban wasteland that you dont wanna get near in the dark. What if they had a fire? Would the Kopenhagen fire dept come and help them (I suppose they would, Danish aren't that inhumane), what about doctors? running water? gas? electricity? sewerage? etc. They do pay a little fee, IIRC, but not much and they aren't giving much back to the city either apart from selling weed and being a minor tourist attraction.

So, basically, it's a lot like this forum, then?
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