Not really any news. We have decided that we'd like to find a place that
is under the rule of a government that would a) leave us be as long as we
paid whatever taxes and b) would protect us from outside forces. Is this
possible? Dunno. We'll see. We figure that taxes is worth protection.
On Thu, 8 Mar 2001, Dave Long wrote:
> > > Government is our main concern.
> > ...as well it should be.
> > > We really want to run as our own govt.
> > ...which is really hard to do.
> > about that, unless you just want to have a private merc force on retainer
> > for those situations. Maybe you can buy a time-share option on some
> > outfit in the Congo.
> I know nothing about modern private merc
> forces, but historical ones have shown a
> preference for not getting paid instead
> of fighting any stronger forces.
> On the other had, a DIY approach, rather
> than a market solution, provides you with
> solutions to two problems:
> - you will have defensive force available,
> even under adverse conditions.
> - you will have offensive force available
> for adverse possession as a means to
> acquiring clean title to your island.
> I hope you've found a better alternative.
> Any news?
> (Anyone have estimates for the costs of
> the forces required to occupy or defend
> various types of islands? Would a check
> against land prices give us an estimate
> for the value of sovereignty?)
-- "Think wrongly, if you please, but in all cases, think for yourself." --Doris Lessing, British writer
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