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Welcome to secret island of an eccentric genius
MSNBC, Today Show ^ | 10/21/2010 | Michael Inbar

Posted on 10/24/2010 3:51:02 PM PDT by lefty-lie-spy

On the honorable island nation of North Dumpling, Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield of Ben & Jerry’s preside as Ministers of Ice Cream, while other notables hold such titles as Minister of Brunch and Minister of Nepotism. North Dumpling has its own constitution, issues its own visas, and prints its own currency, which bears the likeness of its most famous (OK, only) resident. But while his very private island off the coast of Connecticut may have its whimsies, renowned inventor Dean Kamen wants to show the world the fun in functionality. He’s created the most carbon-neutral kingdom on the planet — “carbon-negative,” in fact. And he hopes to inspire young people to follow his lead in seeking out innovation so that they, too, can become island rulers — or at least the masters of their fates.

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TOPICS: Local News; Science; Society; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: deankamen; humor; northdumpling; secession; segway
Hmmmm. He's onto something. There are plenty of little 1-acre islands all over the Northern California deltas. Now if I could only convince myself that I would actually want to live anywhere near Lodi or Rio Vista...
1 posted on 10/24/2010 3:51:05 PM PDT by lefty-lie-spy
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To: lefty-lie-spy

Last I heard, the Greeks are selling off their island, cheap...you could buy yourself an entire domain...


2 posted on 10/24/2010 3:54:26 PM PDT by Bean Counter (Self Defence is always appropriate.)
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To: Bean Counter

Set-up a server farm for online gambling...


3 posted on 10/24/2010 3:55:26 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: lefty-lie-spy

Build your own island, one load of rocks at a time. :-)


4 posted on 10/24/2010 4:09:37 PM PDT by Dem Guard (Obama's 57 States = The Organization of The Islamic Conference (OIC).)
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To: Army Air Corps

“Set-up a server farm for online gambling...”

Sounds good but I wonder how long it would be before the State Department decided to spread a little “democracy” to your island.


5 posted on 10/24/2010 4:14:37 PM PDT by dljordan ("His father's sword he hath girded on, And his wild harp slung behind him")
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To: dljordan

Put up a token resistance and then get aid to rebuild your island’s infrastructure (including stuff you didn’t have).


6 posted on 10/24/2010 4:21:06 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: lefty-lie-spy
“He’s created the most carbon-neutral kingdom on the planet — “carbon-negative,”

Yes, he's spent multiple millions of dollars on wind and solar energy, and produces more energy than he uses. Most of the time. Funny, I wonder how “carbon-neutral” the jet turbine is on his helicopter?

I wonder if he rides his segway near cliffs?

7 posted on 10/24/2010 4:23:32 PM PDT by bitterohiogunclinger (Proudly casting a heavy carbon footprint as I clean my guns ---)
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To: Army Air Corps

There was a movie a long time ago called “The Mouse That Roared” that had a very small country declare war against the US to do exactly that, rebuild their failing economy.


8 posted on 10/24/2010 4:32:38 PM PDT by irishtenor (All that I say, all that I do, is predestined.)
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To: irishtenor

Yep. It starred Peter Sellers.


9 posted on 10/24/2010 4:35:05 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: bitterohiogunclinger

I guess they forgot to think about the carbon footprint for manufacturing and transporting the wind and solar power gear.


10 posted on 10/24/2010 4:37:05 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: lefty-lie-spy

Carbon neutral? With a HELECOPTER? I don’t think so. Also, somebody somewhere uses quite a bit of energy to build all of his stuff, like the wind generators and solar panels. Then to transport it to his little kingdom, doesn’t that use energy? What about his food, clothing, etc? Does he grow all that on his island?


11 posted on 10/24/2010 4:40:25 PM PDT by irishtenor (All that I say, all that I do, is predestined.)
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To: Army Air Corps

I see we think alike.


12 posted on 10/24/2010 4:41:13 PM PDT by irishtenor (All that I say, all that I do, is predestined.)
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To: lefty-lie-spy

The only people who were carbon neutral were the cave men... before fire.


13 posted on 10/24/2010 4:42:25 PM PDT by irishtenor (All that I say, all that I do, is predestined.)
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To: Army Air Corps

Yes, it did. I forgot that.


14 posted on 10/24/2010 4:43:04 PM PDT by irishtenor (All that I say, all that I do, is predestined.)
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To: irishtenor

In fact, he played two roles in that film.


15 posted on 10/24/2010 4:45:51 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: irishtenor

Ah, ah....”Cave Persons”. Bigot.


16 posted on 10/24/2010 4:46:08 PM PDT by lefty-lie-spy (Stay metal. For the Horde \m/("_")\m/ - via iPhone from Tokyo.)
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To: lefty-lie-spy

There were cavemen, and those softer things they used to drag around by their hair. After clubbing them, of course.


17 posted on 10/24/2010 4:50:24 PM PDT by irishtenor (All that I say, all that I do, is predestined.)
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To: irishtenor

They began by dragging them by their feet, but then they discovered the disadvantage of that method.


18 posted on 10/24/2010 7:27:47 PM PDT by Erasmus (Personal goal: Have a bigger carbon footprint than Tony Robbins.)
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To: lefty-lie-spy

Carbon-neutral security system

19 posted on 10/25/2010 12:16:03 PM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten per cent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: Dem Guard
"Build your own island, one load of rocks at a time. :-)"

That's actually how Ft. Sumter was built...

20 posted on 10/25/2010 12:18:24 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Joe 6-pack

“Build your own island, one load of rocks at a time. :-)”

That’s actually how Ft. Sumter was built...


Yep, many coastal areas, even the 911 site.


21 posted on 10/25/2010 1:26:10 PM PDT by Dem Guard (Obama's 57 States = The Organization of The Islamic Conference (OIC).)
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To: Erasmus

:>)


22 posted on 10/25/2010 2:42:25 PM PDT by irishtenor (All that I say, all that I do, is predestined.)
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To: irishtenor

Not quite. There was Art the caveman, Bart the caveman and —— the caveman. The last guy had a bad gas habit that wasn’t carbon free.


23 posted on 10/25/2010 4:25:44 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Conflict is inevitable; Combat is an option. Train for the fight.)
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To: B4Ranch

But it was a natural gas.


24 posted on 10/25/2010 4:49:37 PM PDT by irishtenor (All that I say, all that I do, is predestined.)
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