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As a hypothetical thought exercise...  Which of the below islands / archipelagos would be (or contain) the ideal island for the FIP?

Nation of Antigua and Barbuda
- 0 (0%)
Nation of Bahamas
- 2 (5.9%)
Nation of Barbados
- 3 (8.8%)
Nation of Cape Verde  (Atlantic, Pt-Lang)
- 0 (0%)
Nation of Commonwealth of Dominica
- 1 (2.9%)
Nation of Grenada
- 0 (0%)
Nation of Saint Kitts and Nevis
- 0 (0%)
Nation of Saint Lucia
- 0 (0%)
Nation of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
- 0 (0%)
Nation of Trinidad and Tobago
- 4 (11.8%)
USA's Virgin Islands
- 6 (17.6%)
USA's Navassa Island  (or USA's other tiny Caribbean islands)
- 1 (2.9%)
UK's Anguilla
- 1 (2.9%)
UK's Bermuda  (Atlantic)
- 1 (2.9%)
UK's Virgin Islands
- 1 (2.9%)
UK's Cayman Islands
- 1 (2.9%)
UK's Montserrat
- 1 (2.9%)
UK's Turks and Caicos Islands
- 0 (0%)
Netherlands' Aruba
- 1 (2.9%)
Netherlands' Antilles
- 1 (2.9%)
France's Clipperton
- 0 (0%)
France's Guadeloupe
- 0 (0%)
France's Martinique
- 1 (2.9%)
France's Saint Barthélemy
- 0 (0%)
France's Saint Martin
- 1 (2.9%)
France's Saint Pierre and Miquelon
- 3 (8.8%)
Spain's Canary Islands  (Atlantic)
- 1 (2.9%)
Portugal's Azores  (Atlantic)
- 0 (0%)
Portugal's Madeira  (Atlantic)
- 0 (0%)
Other - Caribbean / GoM region
- 2 (5.9%)
Other - Outer Atlantic
- 1 (2.9%)
Other - East Pacific
- 1 (2.9%)

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Re: The Definitive "Free Island Project" Thread !!!
« Reply #75 on: February 28, 2010, 10:07:31 AM »

In the Pegasus galaxy?

Well it's not there now anymore, is it?  Or did u see the series finale?
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Re: The Definitive "Free Island Project" Thread !!!
« Reply #76 on: February 28, 2010, 10:29:52 AM »

"Liberty through obscurity" is a self-contradiction.


What makes you so sure about that?
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« Reply #77 on: February 28, 2010, 04:17:56 PM »

Because if you have "liberty through obscurity" you aren't free to not be obscure, which will likely impact your lifestyle quite a bit, as I've discovered with my recent submergence into the carless paperless black-market-coding trailer-trash lifestyle.
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« Reply #78 on: February 28, 2010, 04:23:43 PM »

Why don't you buy a motorcycle AL?  Registration should be dirt cheap and at least you wouldn't have to ride the bus.
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« Reply #79 on: February 28, 2010, 04:42:37 PM »

I only ride the bus in an emergency, like if I can't walk or get a taxi.  Hell, even Muslims can eat pork and drink liqueur if their survival depends on it!  Since I got rid of my car no one has ever pulled me over or asked for an ID. 

Now can we stay on topic?  This thread is about islands.
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« Reply #80 on: February 28, 2010, 05:09:49 PM »

How about Clairview Island, Australia? 




Region      Australia, Oceania
Price    AUD $6,000,000
Status    for sale
Size    659 acres
Location    Central Queensland, Australia

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Situated in the Pacific Ocean along Australia's famed Capricorn Coast, this large island is a varied paradise of lush tropical forest, classically Aussie grassland and long stretches of the beautiful beaches that make this region a prime holiday destination.

The island is a freehold property and has been subdivided into 5 seperate allotments (available for single or combination sale). As each lot has a unique character and level of development, there's sure to be a perfect match for every island lover. The entire property is available for AUS $6M.

Bordering the Coral Sea and Clairview Creek, Lot 1 is a gorgeous undeveloped parcel with stunning ocean vistas and 3 pretty beaches. The "dog-leg" shaped Lot 2 also features lovely sandy beaches, breathtaking ocean and island views and stretches of salt flats at one end. Lot 3 is also undeveloped, with a similar topography of beaches, grassland and salt flats- perfect for an idyllic little summer home!

The ocean views of Lot 4 expand over Broadsound Reach, and this very attractive property has pristine and pretty beaches stretching down to the Coral Sea. Located at the southern end of the property, Lot 5 is well-developed and perfect for either for commercial or residential use, and the infrastructure includes two private airstrips, a large airplane hanger, and a cozy little beach cottage. Partially fenced, the island contains two large dams, various farming equipment along the lines of tractors, slashers and trucks.

An individual parcel ranges from AUS 1.5-2 million, and the sale may be of individual or combined lots tailored to suit your particular needs. A perfect opportunity to own a slice of paradise on the Tropic of Capricorn!
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Re: The Definitive "Free Island Project" Thread !!!
« Reply #81 on: February 28, 2010, 05:31:11 PM »

If it exists under the law of Australia, you don't want it.  They're destroying the 'net there at a furious pace. 
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« Reply #82 on: February 28, 2010, 06:21:43 PM »

If it exists under the law of Australia, you don't want it.  They're destroying the 'net there at a furious pace. 

Yeah, it's a shame.  It's like England and Texas had an enormous love child. 
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« Reply #83 on: March 01, 2010, 02:39:54 AM »

If it exists under the law of Australia, you don't want it.  They're destroying the 'net there at a furious pace. 

Yeah, it's a shame.  It's like England and Texas had an enormous love child. 

A bow-legged good 'ol boy with bad teeth, stuffed into a pram with a full compliment of signal jamming hardware.

One would think there is a conspicuous absence of violent hordes, brick throwing mobs, and ne'er-do-wells who might care to engage in a sporting bout of fisticuffs with the bastard progeny.  Or roll the fucking cocksucker into a volcano filled with sharks.  My totally badass literary invention, a sharkano.  Deal with it. 
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« Reply #84 on: March 01, 2010, 03:04:37 AM »

If it's a matter of buying or leasing (under the condition of total autonomy for X years) an island from an existing government, there should be plenty of more willing governments here in the Western Hemisphere.  Australia is a rich nanny state, while many countries in the Caribbean could use the money.
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« Reply #85 on: March 01, 2010, 04:35:16 AM »

If it's a matter of buying or leasing (under the condition of total autonomy for X years) an island from an existing government, there should be plenty of more willing governments here in the Western Hemisphere.  Australia is a rich nanny state, while many countries in the Caribbean could use the money.


I think you mean, many countries in the Caribbean are flipping through another decade-long installment of Publishers Clearinghouse rule, before their leaders seek asylum in Europe.  

You can buy land for a billion dollars, and the next government may invalidate the purchase.  

What you have to buy is a piece of the government, not the land.  The land is a commodity, and has value.  But it doesn't grant you any rights.  
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