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Mr. Purple Cat Esq. - 2021-09-13

This video is from 2017
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6942441/Thai-navy-boa rds-cabin-fugitive-seasteaders-facing-death-penalty.html

The guy fled thailand and was not executed. Then him and 2 other guys bought a cruise ship with the intention of starting a lawless utopia in the sea.

https://www.theguardian.com/news/2021/sep/07/disastrous-voyage -satoshi-cryptocurrency-cruise-ship-seassteading

That guardian article is good. Reading about these smoothbrains plans being brutally crushed upon meeting reality and is quite amusing.

exy - 2021-09-13

Ah yes the "Seavilization" to be built on all that .. deep-sea .. agri .. culture .... Excellent read

utopian visions = death cults, every time

SolRo - 2021-09-14

Crypto millionaires are in no significant way different from lottery millionaires

Crackersmack - 2021-09-13

I know where there's this super nice party platform that somebody built real close to where the Anclote River dumps into the Gulf of Mexico, it's got solar power, refrigeration, tiki-style canopies, sliding ladders to access it etc. all locked up tight probably 10 feet above the water at high tide. It's nice looking and somebody obviously spent a bunch of money building it. I've never seen it used though because the thing is absolutely caked with bird shit, so bad that it smells disgustingly sweet when you get near it. I can't imagine these things would be any different.

exy - 2021-09-13

That kinda story is one reason I don't install scripts to censor comments

casualcollapse - 2021-09-14

who does that again..gmork who thought I was someone else right?

anyways 5 for banal evil

SolRo - 2021-09-13

I feel so bad for that mail order bride.

themilkshark - 2021-09-14

Couple of thoughts about this dumb ass shit... There's a bunch of airheads that think that "seasteading" is going to create utopian nations, and these 2 volunteer to slum it in a stop sign shaped box off the Thailand coast to get the ball rolling. Sailing to an a country with infrastructure and an economy for food and supplies is totally required, so this whole enterprise is flawed as an alternative to living on an actual nation's land. There's no plumbing, so I wonder if they're shitting off the edge of the doorway. I know for a fact they're throwing all of their trash and waste in the ocean. Above all, I can't stop thinking about the sunburn. Dude, that guy is fair skinned as fuck and has no hair for protection from the sun. The water is reflecting UV rays all over the place. He would've died of skin cancer in no time if he didn't flee.

The Mothership - 2021-09-15

Looks like fun to own as a 2nd home, or to rent temporarily as fun if you're into short isolation vacations. Seriously, I'd be down with that as an occasional thing, might be fun.

Counterpoint: how do you get fresh water and supplies? The logistics of this is mental.

SolRo - 2021-09-15

I really can’t see any enjoyment one could have on this if you’re not heavily into being alone and reading books/meditation or something.

There is literally nothing to do and nowhere to go.

Hell, I can imagine this being a form of punishment.

Cena_mark - 2021-09-15

It's incredible how much freedom a libertarian will give up for freedom.

Mister Yuck - 2021-09-16

As a white guy in America with a little bit of money... What freedom do I lack? I can say and do whatever I want with extremely minimal restriction.

SolRo - 2021-09-16

All freedoms are worthless if you have to pay any capital gains tax

Cena_mark - 2021-09-17

Can they really escape the capital gains tax? I know the US still taxes Expats for a certain amount of time. Also his accounts will be linked to some address in some nation that taxes gains. I hope he ends up living in sea jail for nothing.

Mister Yuck - 2021-09-18

It’s really just taxes isn’t it? Man these people are dumb.

Cena_mark - 2021-09-18

They'll spend millions of dollars building a floating prison before paying a fraction of that in taxes, cause freedom

ashtar. - 2021-09-18

What strikes me most about this is that boats are already a thing. People have boats; a lot of people live on them already. It's not really practical to just live out on the open ocean, or people would already be doing it.

The arrogance and shallow ignorance of "I know more about this thing than people that spend their whole lives engaged in it" is similar to their approach to philosophy, economic, etc.

SolRo - 2021-09-18

My vague understanding is that boats, legally speaking, are different from an actually permanently stationary object on the ocean.

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