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Old 11-26-2014, 02:31 PM
 
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Edison, NJ
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Old 11-27-2014, 01:12 AM
 
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota
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Doctor Z I would advise you to look into Marfa, Texas. Just to let you know it's not your ordinary town.

The Official Marfa, Texas Chamber of Commerce Website
Marfa looks like a big tourist trap! It's also quite cold for being so far south.
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Old 11-27-2014, 01:14 AM
 
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota
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It sounds like you need a survivalist community. Any ordinary small American town will have plenty of people on food stamps, SS and disability. There is a self sufficiency forum here, maybe they can help.

As for distance: my advice, don't worry so much. I used to live up hill from the projects in a very tranquil and safe neighborhood. Not far in miles but the very steep hill kept criminals away. Go someplace that's not scenic and you don't have to worry about tourists.
On top of a hill is good. Then I could put up a Ham Radio Repeater System.
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Old 11-27-2014, 01:15 AM
 
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota
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Yeah, I think that's what we're all looking for, ultimately

These libertarian "utopias" always end up like this: Galt's Gulch Chile: Libertarian Paradise Turned Nightmare

Basically, what you're looking for doesn't exist on the planet, let alone in this country.
Oh it exists if you're rich enough. I buy an island if I was that rich, but I have to settle for a rich little town that doesn't welcome strangers very much.
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Old 11-27-2014, 09:57 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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Coudersport, PA
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Old 11-28-2014, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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Oh it exists if you're rich enough. I buy an island if I was that rich, but I have to settle for a rich little town that doesn't welcome strangers very much.
Name the US island where this exists. You cannot operate outside US jurisdiction just because you live on an island. You're still under US law, pay US taxes, take part in the US economy, etc. Take it from me, someone who's spent a lot of time on islands, including numerous private ones.

Again, if you're even a serious poster, what you're looking for does not work, and attempts in the past have been laughable failures.
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Old 11-28-2014, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota
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Name the US island where this exists. You cannot operate outside US jurisdiction just because you live on an island. You're still under US law, pay US taxes, take part in the US economy, etc. Take it from me, someone who's spent a lot of time on islands, including numerous private ones.

Again, if you're even a serious poster, what you're looking for does not work, and attempts in the past have been laughable failures.
It wouldn't be a US island, it would be one of those islands where you purchase it and declare yourself a sovereign country. I don't know if any of them are still for sale though.
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Old 11-28-2014, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota
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Name the US island where this exists. You cannot operate outside US jurisdiction just because you live on an island. You're still under US law, pay US taxes, take part in the US economy, etc. Take it from me, someone who's spent a lot of time on islands, including numerous private ones.

Again, if you're even a serious poster, what you're looking for does not work, and attempts in the past have been laughable failures.
Here is an example of what I meant:

Buy your own island nation, $975M - USATODAY.com
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Old 11-28-2014, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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It wouldn't be a US island, it would be one of those islands where you purchase it and declare yourself a sovereign country. I don't know if any of them are still for sale though.
There aren't and like I said, you cannot find this in the US.

The only sure way to do this outside the US is to become a tyrant.
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Old 11-30-2014, 06:10 PM
 
Location: Georgia native in McKinney, TX
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Didn't the Alabama state legislature pass laws prohibiting Agenda 21? That gives you a whole state full of towns in the middle of nowhere.
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