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Anyone Want to Start Their Own Country? (Freeper Island Is Real)
Private Islands Online ^ | 3/22/02 | me

Posted on 03/22/2002 8:52:21 PM PST by Brett66

The Island of Long Island is for sale for $1.25 million.

Long Island - 8700 acres - US $1,250,000
This private island is immense, so big, in fact, that there are actually 4 countries in the world with a
smaller surface area! Situated off the coast of central Queensland between the towns of Mackay and Rockhampton, 20 nautical miles (37 km) from the Great Barrier Reef, Long Island is one of Queensland's largest coastal islands. Open grasslands, forests, and a beautiful coastline characterize the island. There are 4 sandy beaches, one of which is 4 km (2.5
miles) long, and the water temperature remains at 20-22 °C (68-72 °F) all year long. Much of the island
is suitable for agriculture, with over 4000 acres (1620 ha) of fertile soil. A 4-bedroom house is
present on the island, along with a private airstrip.

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If I had the money,I'd start my own country. I could call it the Republic of Free People - or Freeper Island. :)
1 posted on 03/22/2002 8:52:21 PM PST by Brett66
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To: Brett66
cool
2 posted on 03/22/2002 8:54:23 PM PST by StopDemocratsDotCom
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To: Brett66
Fundraiser time?
3 posted on 03/22/2002 8:54:26 PM PST by zoso82t
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To: Brett66
Ah, peace and harmony on Freeper Island....just like here on FR. AND THEN YOU WOKE UP!
4 posted on 03/22/2002 8:55:08 PM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: anniegetyourgun
an island in Tennessee is just 1.3 million, LOL
5 posted on 03/22/2002 8:56:58 PM PST by StopDemocratsDotCom
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To: StopDemocratsDotCom
The prices are pretty reasonable for a lot of islands. I would love to own a couple of them.
6 posted on 03/22/2002 8:59:20 PM PST by Brett66
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To: Brett66
FReeper Island --- conservative playground. I like it.
7 posted on 03/22/2002 8:59:29 PM PST by doug from upland
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To: Brett66
But how big are they really?
8 posted on 03/22/2002 8:59:41 PM PST by StopDemocratsDotCom
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To: Brett66
The Australian government has sovereign rights over the island. In what way could it be considered a country for sale?
9 posted on 03/22/2002 9:02:27 PM PST by Cultural Jihad
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To: Brett66
God if this was only like maybe 16 or 17 hrs closer....great idea though
10 posted on 03/22/2002 9:02:43 PM PST by My Favorite Headache
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To: StopDemocratsDotCom
The Islands in the Caribbean range from 1 to 700 acres.

This looks like Gilligans Island for $1.2 million.

It's only 1.75 acres,not too bad, especially if Ginger and Mary Ann are part of the deal. :)

11 posted on 03/22/2002 9:05:30 PM PST by Brett66
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To: Cultural Jihad
The Australian government has sovereign rights over the island. In what way could it be considered a country for sale?

~~~~~~~~

Well, you'd have to write up your own declaration of independance and then go to war with australia. hehe
(...send lawyers guns and money!.....hows that song go?)
12 posted on 03/22/2002 9:06:31 PM PST by mamelukesabre
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To: Brett66
2 words: Box Jellies.
13 posted on 03/22/2002 9:07:02 PM PST by oldvike
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To: Cultural Jihad
Yes, the Aussies could be a problem. But hey, with a couple of .50 BMG's we could probably defeat their military and declare sovereignty. ;)
14 posted on 03/22/2002 9:07:21 PM PST by Brett66
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To: Brett66
I guess liberating Bermuda is out of the question. ;-)
15 posted on 03/22/2002 9:10:01 PM PST by Young Rhino
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To: doug from upland; Kevin Curry
We'd have to schedule time shares with the island. Libertarians can have it on alternate weeks, and the other weeks we would have to hire cleanup crews, pollution and litter control specialists, drug rehabilitation therapists, psychiatrists, social workers, repairmen, and undertakers to clean up the mess which the irresponsible ideologues always leave behind. We can call it Bureaucratopia.
16 posted on 03/22/2002 9:10:40 PM PST by Cultural Jihad
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To: Brett66

17 posted on 03/22/2002 9:13:45 PM PST by lowbridge
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To: Brett66
I don't think Austrailia would allow you to declare independance like that!

Being Austrailia has some of the largest taxes in the world due to it's 45% welfare roles, wonder if you would end up with a yearly $1,000,000 tax there? Plus, that part of the world has the most dangerous things in the world living there. Most bites can kill you and if you scratch yourself on a reef, there might be a 40% chance you will get an organism in the blood that would kill you. Then of course there are the sharks!

Maybe you could make this a mother-in-law getaway vacation spot for the unhappily married! LOL

18 posted on 03/22/2002 9:14:32 PM PST by A CA Guy
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To: A CA Guy
Oh man! Your spoiling my fantasy here.
19 posted on 03/22/2002 9:16:44 PM PST by Brett66
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To: Cultural Jihad
Libertarians can have it on alternate weeks, and the other weeks we would have to hire . . .

You've got that right. They'd make a mess, we'd pay to clean it up. They'd deny there were any costs involved.

As long as they did not have to pay out of their own pockets, they would be right. In a socialist way.

20 posted on 03/22/2002 9:16:45 PM PST by Kevin Curry
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To: A CA Guy
I don't think Austrailia would allow you to declare independance like that!

Who needs their permission? :-)

Did Britain allow us to declare independence?

21 posted on 03/22/2002 9:18:14 PM PST by lowbridge
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To: Brett66
It's true about more things killing you there in nature than elsewhere.

You'd need medications for every bite you could think of and if you get an organism from a reef there is no cure. From what I understand you are dead.

You might find a safer spot in the middle of Afghanistan! LOL

22 posted on 03/22/2002 9:20:23 PM PST by A CA Guy
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To: Brett66
You certainly wouldn't have to worry about their citizen militia.
23 posted on 03/22/2002 9:21:07 PM PST by GnL
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To: Brett66
Freeper Island Constitution:

1: All distribution of information shall remain within the hands of private citizens.

2: All households shall be equiped with arms for defense, and all peaceful citizens shall carry a weapon at all times.

3: All unborn children shall receive the same protections as all other persons.

4: A family shall be defined as a household consisting of a mother and a father.

5: All elected government officials shall serve no more than two consecutive terms in office.

6: The rule of law shall adhere to eye-for-eye doctrine.

7: The nation of Freeper Island shall remain sovereign and shall not fall under the jurisdiction of the United Nations.

8: The rate of taxation shall not rise above the level where all basic essential services are fulfilled.

9: All persons who seek immigration to Freeper Island shall account for the nation from whence they came.

10: Any person who seeks to change or reverse these amendments shall be banished to Antarctica.
24 posted on 03/22/2002 9:25:17 PM PST by shekkian
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To: Kevin Curry

Apparently, the libertarians have their eyes set on Lake Titicaca, partly because of the intriguing name, and partly because the life expectancy of Anglos in the nearby Bolivian towns, where the nose candy is so cheap, is two and a half years.

25 posted on 03/22/2002 9:25:46 PM PST by Cultural Jihad
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To: shekkian
In the jungles of your Republic hides a little known revolutionary known as Fidel Lowbridge. Riling up the poor and downtrodden masses against his Excellency Hammach.

"Free bread! Freedom! Milk for the babies!" cried Fidel.

The uneducated, illiterate farmhands, knowing nothing about international geo-politics, screamed their approval.

Fidel then picks up a gun and proceeds to carry on a civil war. At first his Excellency his quite sure that his troops will put down this rebellion within a matter of days, even hours. But within months, there is no sign of the letup. His troops are close to exhaustion, underfed, underequipped, morale is at an all time low.

Fidel Lowbridge, in the meantime, has gotten stronger. He has found support amongst the peasants who are tired of hard work for little money and not being educated by their government. The peasants in greater numbers, join this funny looking revolutionary.

Three years later his Excellency flees the Republic before he could be captured and shot. Fidel takes over and rules the former Republic of Hammach (now renamed the People's Republic of Lowbridge),

http://www.freerepublic.com/forum/a397c5acf1e58.htm

26 posted on 03/22/2002 9:34:07 PM PST by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge
I don't see why you need me to be the target of your revolution. Just get on a boat and sail a few miles west. You'll be just as happy and without the trouble.
27 posted on 03/22/2002 9:49:47 PM PST by shekkian
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To: shekkian
8: The rate of taxation shall not rise above the level where all basic essential services are fulfilled.

That's what they said at the beginning of the USA. What are "all basic essential services"? That depends on your opinion doesn't it? Let's say instead "The rate of taxation shall not rise above 5%" or better yet, "There shall be no taxation whatsoever." The government can beg the people for money instead of the other way around.
28 posted on 03/22/2002 9:52:08 PM PST by billybudd
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To: Brett66
I could call it... Freeper Island.

Sure sure, sounds great. But then, the biting, the screaming, the running...lol

I love the idea. I'm due for a 'land-mass' increase, it's one of them 'manifest destiny'-things I figure.

29 posted on 03/22/2002 9:55:04 PM PST by Darheel
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To: shekkian
I like that. We could write limitations on government spending into the constitution. They could collect the revenues from the previous year and that would be all they could spend -no budget projections from idiot politicians. Maybe a national retail sales tax to generate cash for government. The lowest tax in the world of course and it couldn't be raised.
30 posted on 03/22/2002 9:55:05 PM PST by Brett66
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To: lowbridge
Nah, we'll all be rich on this island. The low wage workers can go back to Australia after they're done with their minimum wage jobs for the day.(someone has to make the beds in the luxurious hotels)
31 posted on 03/22/2002 9:58:13 PM PST by Brett66
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To: lowbridge
Lets make this easy. We all have guns. Let the best man win.
32 posted on 03/22/2002 10:02:02 PM PST by shekkian
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To: Brett66
OK...I'll ask. Are there moose on any of the islands and what's the cheese industry like?
33 posted on 03/22/2002 10:07:24 PM PST by socal_parrot
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To: Brett66
It's only 1.75 acres,not too bad, especially if Ginger and Mary Ann are part of the deal. :)

Sicko. They're both in their '70s. Will Ritual necrophilia soon be the national religion?

34 posted on 03/22/2002 10:24:32 PM PST by Dumb_Ox
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To: StopDemocratsDotCom
an island in Tennessee is just 1.3 million, LOL

True but I doubt the Australians would send the equal of General Sherman to your island to try and keep the peace.

35 posted on 03/22/2002 10:26:32 PM PST by Centurion2000
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To: Brett66; headsonpikes
The low wage workers can go back to Australia after they're done with their minimum wage jobs for the day.(someone has to make the beds in the luxurious hotels)

Until they adopt the direct action theories of 'headsonpikes,' end wage-slavery, expropriate the means of production, and start to eat the rich! The libertarians have a plan to thwart this horror, though: Ban the free association of unions, and make it a crime for the lowly hired hands to not make beds, cook, and wash dishes. Freedom is slavery!

36 posted on 03/22/2002 10:39:31 PM PST by Cultural Jihad
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To: Kevin Curry;cultural jihad
YOu guys....

simply unbelievable.

Have you ever found a thread that you could not somehow turn into a "hate the libertarians" thread, somehow or someway?

How DO you do it?

</ snickers >

37 posted on 03/22/2002 10:40:57 PM PST by Robert_Paulson2
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To: Cultural Jihad
nice heads on pikes motif there dude...
38 posted on 03/22/2002 10:42:49 PM PST by Robert_Paulson2
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To: socal_parrot
Heh heh! Nice shot.

Was it D. H. Lawrence who wrote the classic short story "The Man Who Loved Islands"?

39 posted on 03/22/2002 10:45:10 PM PST by SAJ
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To: SAJ
Yes it was, 1927-

The islander wanted "an island all of his own: not necessarily to be alone on it, but to make it a world of his own." Maybe at some point, seeing his life stretching out before him, and seeking a happiness he thought would elude the rest, the islander missed seeing the fact that a world of his own meant a world with nothing that was not his own. Trapped in a body, in a reality, to continue to exist meant accepting things not of himself, with things that were not his own, with people that were not his own. Maybe he didn't see that a world of his own was a world alone, and a very lonely world.

40 posted on 03/22/2002 10:51:23 PM PST by socal_parrot
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To: Brett66
WHO IS JOHN GALT?

Sign me up!

41 posted on 03/22/2002 11:00:39 PM PST by Humidston
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To: Humidston
Why, he's a FReeper, of course.
42 posted on 03/22/2002 11:10:27 PM PST by reformed_democrat
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To: Thorn11cav
if the Tree of Liberty is ready to be fed...it can begin with me.

Not meaning to trivialize anyone's love of country, but seriously either your skin is very thin or you need to get a grip on reality. People don't usually flock to tyrannical countries, and last time I looked there were huge lines of immigrants waiting for their chances to be free here.

44 posted on 03/22/2002 11:25:43 PM PST by Cultural Jihad
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To: Brett66
I'd like to open the first bank on this Island. Can I be in charge of printing the currency?
45 posted on 03/22/2002 11:35:52 PM PST by monkeyshine
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To: Cultural Jihad
People don't usually flock to tyrannical countries, and last time I looked there were huge lines of immigrants waiting for their chances to be free here.

And not many libertines are leaving.

46 posted on 03/22/2002 11:38:38 PM PST by Roscoe
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To: A CA Guy
"Being Austrailia has some of the largest taxes in the world due to it's 45% welfare roles"

You mean they pretend they're on welfare?!?

--Boris

48 posted on 03/23/2002 1:35:49 AM PST by boris
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To: Brett66
Saturday morning bump.
49 posted on 03/23/2002 4:40:05 AM PST by Brett66
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To: Brett66
Why don't we get into negotiations with Belize? Freepers will come to town, upgrade their infrastructure (information technology, utilities, and so forth), in exchange for a 'sovereign' section of land (similar to the Mennonites in Belize) and a few of those GORGEOUS cayes off the coast. We spend the rest of our lives sucking down pina coladas and enjoying the finest Caribbean rums while those who remain in America deal with Hillary Clinton. Sounds like a plan. Click here for details.



50 posted on 03/23/2002 4:58:59 AM PST by who knows what evil?
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