There’s a sucker born every minute.
posted on 01/14/2013 12:37:52 PM PST
(REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
In 1999 there were groups that “sold land” in the desert to escape the coming menace of 2000. This sounds similar except I’d take this far more seriously.
posted on 01/14/2013 12:38:24 PM PST
posted on 01/14/2013 12:43:23 PM PST
(The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
"Marxists, Socialists, Liberals and Establishment Republicans will likely find that life in our community is incompatible with their existing ideology and preferred lifestyles."
No gay marriage? No medical marijuana?
"There will be no recycling police and no local ordinance enforcers from City Hall."
posted on 01/14/2013 12:45:33 PM PST
by Telepathic Intruder
(Common sense is the first casualty of a depraved mind.)
"Hundreds of families have signed up to join a new community dubbed the Citadel, an armed and 'defensible' fortress city..."
The European landscape is littered with the crumbling remnants of that concept. Defense was a failed strategy in the 12th century. In a era of armed UAVs, your enemy can now scrub your fortress city off the map from the air conditioned comfort of a govt. installation half way around the world. And then he can step out for a nice vente latte at the Starbucks in the lobby.
posted on 01/14/2013 12:50:42 PM PST
(WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
They must have forgotten about bombs falling from the sky....
posted on 01/14/2013 12:53:05 PM PST
(If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
posted on 01/14/2013 12:58:56 PM PST
(Obama lied, Stevens died.)
I think I know how this turns out. I believe I have seen the story before.
Correct me if I am mistaken...
posted on 01/14/2013 12:59:57 PM PST
(Gun free zones are hunting preserves for unarmed people.)
posted on 01/14/2013 1:01:40 PM PST
(You never see a massacre at a gun show.)
Sounds like what Glenn Beck is proposing. Did he steal someone else’s ideas again?
posted on 01/14/2013 1:04:02 PM PST
(The only automatic weapon is the one Obama uses to take your paycheck)
Wasn’t there a “Freedom Ship” fantasy proposal something like this, a few decades ago? It was motivated by tax concerns.
The only word that comes to my mind is “hostages”.
So many people getting ready to survive the end of the world. Something contradictory about all of that.
posted on 01/14/2013 1:14:36 PM PST
(We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
You could certainly do such a thing, I suppose. What they actually have in hand according to their website is 20 raw acres somewhere in Benewah county. They're hoping for some tax incentives to move the project along. I'm looking at a random 20-acre lot there on MLS, with road, power, and phone access. $64K. They could give you a 100% tax incentive on that and it still wouldn't be much.
I'm not quite as negative as some on the idea because it clearly is intended not for defense against a hostile government, but defense against wandering bad guys in search of an easy target (best of luck with that around here anyway, and bring yer body armor). But if you want remoteness, privacy, and mutual support you don't need anything this elaborate. I have a cabin and some terrific, trustworthy, beautiful neighbors. I'll get by without the reflecting pool.
One other thing - as I write that area is buried in snow. It's north Idaho in the wintertime. You may or may not get in, and you may or may not get out if you do get in. Last Saturday I was almost run over by a snowmobile and a moose. Separate incidents; moose can't legally run snowmobiles around here at least as far as I know. You get used to it.
Heh! Next thing you know, someone's going to open up a multidimensional gateway and.....
Anyone got a crowbar and some birth control glasses?
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