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Re: The Atlas Shrugged Themepark?
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2011, 03:19:39 pm »
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"a kind of floating petri dish for implementing policies that libertarians, stymied by indifference at the voting booths, have been unable to advance: no welfare, looser building codes, no minimum wage, and few restrictions on weapons."


Yeah, this is going to end well. Especially because you want looser building codes on a platform that you're living on.

Libertarianism might be a self-correcting problem.
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Re: The Atlas Shrugged Themepark?
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2011, 03:20:55 pm »
hahaaaaa I can't wait to read headlines about this failing

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Re: The Atlas Shrugged Themepark?
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2011, 03:21:49 pm »
FINALLY, an IRL Rapture.

All I want to know is when I can juice up with the Insect Swarm plasmid.  

That shit looks awesome.
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Re: The Atlas Shrugged Themepark?
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2011, 03:32:27 pm »
FINALLY, an IRL Rapture.

 :lol: I'm glad I'm not the only one whose thoughts first turned to that.
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Re: The Atlas Shrugged Themepark?
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2011, 03:37:34 pm »
I cannot possibly overstate how big a fan I am of this idea.
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Re: The Atlas Shrugged Themepark?
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2011, 03:38:21 pm »
This is certain to be at least as big of a success as Dubai!
“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.”

“People get used to anything. The less you think about your oppression, the more your tolerance for it grows. After a while, people just think oppression is the normal state of things. But to become free, you have to be acutely aware of being a slave.”
― Assata Shaku

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Re: The Atlas Shrugged Themepark?
« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2011, 03:40:29 pm »
FINALLY, an IRL Rapture.

All I want to know is when I can juice up with the Insect Swarm plasmid.  

That shit looks awesome.

Bioshock is a well written, entertaining and atmospheric work, something Atlas shrugged is not.
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Re: The Atlas Shrugged Themepark?
« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2011, 03:40:38 pm »
Actually, this is kinda cool. I never read Atlas Shrugged because there are better and more enjoyable ways to waste my time, but isn't the premise that all of the "producers" of this particular society start disappearing and end up forming a Laissez-faire Libertarian utopia?

Picture it.

An artificial island nation, made up entirely of teabaggers, in honor of Ayn Rand. The ex-pat "producers" of America.

Think about all of the awesome art and scientific progress that can be made in a one-party country made up of 10 billionaires and a thousand aging, diabetic rednecks.
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Re: The Atlas Shrugged Themepark?
« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2011, 04:37:19 pm »
So, let's just say for hypothesis sake that a bunch of happy psychos decided to storm this place and rape and pillage and shit, just like in the good old viking days. It wouldn't be technically illegal, in any country that was left standing? No one would stop us them? :evil:
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Re: The Atlas Shrugged Themepark?
« Reply #10 on: August 16, 2011, 04:50:00 pm »
Man you are itching to use that longboat of yours...
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Re: The Atlas Shrugged Themepark?
« Reply #11 on: August 16, 2011, 04:51:04 pm »
So, let's just say for hypothesis sake that a bunch of happy psychos decided to storm this place and rape and pillage and shit, just like in the good old viking days. It wouldn't be technically illegal, in any country that was left standing? No one would stop us them? :evil:

Yeah, actually, piracy was pretty much the first thing that came to my mind. A floating, theoretically self-sufficient island full of rich people? PERFECT.
“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.”

“People get used to anything. The less you think about your oppression, the more your tolerance for it grows. After a while, people just think oppression is the normal state of things. But to become free, you have to be acutely aware of being a slave.”
― Assata Shaku

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Re: The Atlas Shrugged Themepark?
« Reply #12 on: August 16, 2011, 04:56:36 pm »
Well, if i were to go sign up for a seasteading micronation, one of the big attractions would be the legality of unrestricted ownership of weapons.  so the island i was on would probably not be a soft target...

the people that start a micronation because they just want to have raw milk would probably be easier to hit, but wouldn't be worthwhile.

the rich guys would probably have a good security force on the payroll.  and maybe a Aegis system in place...

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Re: The Atlas Shrugged Themepark?
« Reply #13 on: August 16, 2011, 05:01:28 pm »
just noticed that the seasteading institute actually mentions piracy in their faq
http://seasteading.org/about-seasteading/frequently-asked-questions#pirates

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Re: The Atlas Shrugged Themepark?
« Reply #14 on: August 16, 2011, 05:04:25 pm »
Well, if i were to go sign up for a seasteading micronation, one of the big attractions would be the legality of unrestricted ownership of weapons.  so the island i was on would probably not be a soft target...

the people that start a micronation because they just want to have raw milk would probably be easier to hit, but wouldn't be worthwhile.

the rich guys would probably have a good security force on the payroll.  and maybe a Aegis system in place...

Of course they'd have security. But the first few times they were raided, I bet they wouldn't have enough security, and here's why: since it's every man for himself, the less-rich would be your entry point.

After a while, though, I'm sure it would occur to them to form a military to protect the entire island. Of course, they would have to have everyone contribute to the group fund to form such a military... and other issues, such as maintaining the infrastructure and sanitation.

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“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.”

“People get used to anything. The less you think about your oppression, the more your tolerance for it grows. After a while, people just think oppression is the normal state of things. But to become free, you have to be acutely aware of being a slave.”
― Assata Shaku