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"Letting a God into your life is like letting "Bob" into your wallet.  It's going to hurt, because they always grab more things that they said they would."
-Some silly dead bastard in Tucson.

" Jonas Salk could SHIT ON MY DESK, and I'd still sing his praises.  No more polio kids in iron lungs or wheelchairs.  Jonas Salk did fucking MAD SCIENCE, and the world is a million times better for it."
- The same dumbass.

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Re: Ancapistan, take 6
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2018, 08:53:43 am »
I am actually rooting for one of these to finally get past the technical issues so I can enjoy watching it fail due to its flawed philosophical issues.

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Re: Ancapistan, take 6
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2018, 11:23:30 am »
If your floating island isn't powered by blockchain, GTFO statist.

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Re: Ancapistan, take 6
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2018, 07:04:31 pm »
I am actually rooting for one of these to finally get past the technical issues so I can enjoy watching it fail due to its flawed philosophical issues.

It'll be fascinating to watch. What kind of particular hell will it turn into? In how long?

And naturally, like any experiment you need to repeat for reliable results. And change factors.





Why aren't we encouraging every idiot to make this "work"? Kind of win-win all round. They get some kind of randian shitshow and we get the entertainment of the future.

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Re: Ancapistan, take 6
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2018, 01:38:15 pm »
Isn't there a plotline in The Filth about this?

Oh yeah, terrorists kidnap the president of floating libertarian paradise, give him lots of LSD, breast implants, and brainwash him into doing a "happy birthday mister president" dance on TV


the way 2018 is going, that will seem tame compared to reality

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Re: Ancapistan, take 6
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2018, 08:58:48 pm »
Isn't there a plotline in The Filth about this?

Oh yeah, terrorists kidnap the president of floating libertarian paradise, give him lots of LSD, breast implants, and brainwash him into doing a "happy birthday mister president" dance on TV


the way 2018 is going, that will seem tame compared to reality


IIRC, it was the president of the United States, kidnapped by a terrorist on the ship, which is descending into chaos due to inherent flaws in the social design.

Also read Rapture by John Shirley, which is the backstory to the game Bioshock.  Glorious example of unintended consequences.  Nobody can leave the city, and when the construction is done, Ryan's plan for the construction workers is "Innovation".

Needless to say, it doesn't work and everyone dies.
"Letting a God into your life is like letting "Bob" into your wallet.  It's going to hurt, because they always grab more things that they said they would."
-Some silly dead bastard in Tucson.

" Jonas Salk could SHIT ON MY DESK, and I'd still sing his praises.  No more polio kids in iron lungs or wheelchairs.  Jonas Salk did fucking MAD SCIENCE, and the world is a million times better for it."
- The same dumbass.

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Re: Ancapistan, take 6
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2018, 06:41:27 pm »
It's a good thing the libertarian paradise part hasn't been tried before.

Oh wait....

https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/06/30/colorado-springs-libertarian-experiment-america-215313

and ....

https://www.texasobserver.org/the-rise-and-fall-of-the-freest-little-city-in-texas/

Maybe this time it will be different. You know, because they are floating.

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Re: Ancapistan, take 6
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2018, 07:51:36 pm »
It's a good thing the libertarian paradise part hasn't been tried before.

Oh wait....

https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/06/30/colorado-springs-libertarian-experiment-america-215313

and ....

https://www.texasobserver.org/the-rise-and-fall-of-the-freest-little-city-in-texas/

Maybe this time it will be different. You know, because they are floating.

I had high hopes for The Citadel, but apparently they couldn't interest enough people to keep their donation website expenses paid.

It's really too bad.  Their plan was to prevent creeping socialism from supressing their freedom by means of forbidding any discussion of socialism.  Which leads you all kinds of interesting places.  The other funny bit was they were going to build - as their town - a gigantic bunker, and everyone would have to take turns manning the walls for when that rotten statist postmaster came by.

Basically, it was Far Cry V in 2008.  Only funnier.
"Letting a God into your life is like letting "Bob" into your wallet.  It's going to hurt, because they always grab more things that they said they would."
-Some silly dead bastard in Tucson.

" Jonas Salk could SHIT ON MY DESK, and I'd still sing his praises.  No more polio kids in iron lungs or wheelchairs.  Jonas Salk did fucking MAD SCIENCE, and the world is a million times better for it."
- The same dumbass.

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Re: Ancapistan, take 6
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2018, 07:58:33 pm »
Also, the Texas thing is happening all over rural Oregon.
"Letting a God into your life is like letting "Bob" into your wallet.  It's going to hurt, because they always grab more things that they said they would."
-Some silly dead bastard in Tucson.

" Jonas Salk could SHIT ON MY DESK, and I'd still sing his praises.  No more polio kids in iron lungs or wheelchairs.  Jonas Salk did fucking MAD SCIENCE, and the world is a million times better for it."
- The same dumbass.