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Bitcoin Seastead backer in battle with Thai authorities

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How does one deal with pirates?  Particularly a bunch of them descending upon your area at once?

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1 hour ago, richard_smith237 said:

 

Personally - China's encroachment on the South China Sea & Spratley Island area is a far greater concern for the whole region than 1 guy who's a little nuts building a seastead.

True, but does he have an air craft carrier, own most of the USA debt and command a billion shouting tourists?  These are key factors when planning marine squatting.

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3 hours ago, YTP said:

Why would you want to maroon yourself in the middle of the ocean, in a 15sqm floating can, with a Thai woman and no escape?

Try to listen to her in the video they made was enough for me. Imagine a life with her babbling away and no escape. 

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multipart documentary about construction/launch

 

 

 

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9 hours ago, richard_smith237 said:

 

If the structure is 12 NM (22.2km) from the Nearest Coast line - then it's in International Waters - no debate there and easy to measure. 

 

 

In International waters BUT also in Thailands Contiguous Zone:

 

"The contiguous zone is a band of water extending farther from the outer edge of the territorial sea to up to 24 nautical miles (44.4 km; 27.6 mi) from the baseline, within which a state can exert limited control for the purpose of preventing or punishing "infringement of its customs, fiscal, immigration or sanitary laws and regulations within its territory or territorial sea"

 

......which indeed extends to 24 NM, as promulgated in 1995:

 

"1. The contiguous zone of the Kingdom of Thailand is the area beyond and adjacent to the territorial sea of the Kingdom of Thailand, the breadth of which extends to twenty-four nautical miles measured from the baselines used for measuring the breadth of the territorial sea.

 

2. In the contiguous zone, the Kingdom of Thailand shall act as necessary to:(a) Prevent violation of customs, fiscal, immigration or sanitary laws and regulations, which will or may be committed within the Kingdom or its territorial sea;(b) Punish violation of the laws and regulations defined in (a), which is committed within the Kingdom or its territorial sea.

 

Proclaimed on the 14th day of August, B.E. 2538, being the forty-ninth year of the present reign."

 

 

The zone where things start to get......murky.

 

 

 

 

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13 hours ago, neeray said:

This seems like a great idea (to me).

If Thailand doesn’t want this 21st century community outside its territorial waters, I’m reasonably sure many other countries would welcome it. 

Each to their own, of course. I respect that the situation appeals to you, but I'm sure I'd hate it and would feel more like I was in prison than actually having a life. This is definitely not for everyone. It would be interesting to run a survey in this thread to see how many people would give that lifestyle a try. 

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As soon as the first cluster of let's say 500, 600 units is done, I'd be happy to give it a go

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We already have acro

14 hours ago, Inn Between said:

nd would feel more like I was in prison than actually having a life.

True, and if you want to live out in the ocean, we already have cruise ships you can live on all year round.

On Symphony of the Seas , the largest cruise ship in the world, you can retire and live your life on the ship for a yearly cost of $120 000 , all inclusive.  Not cheap but if you have the money, why not?

That means luxury at sea and not inside a "prison" where you can't go nowhere, 

 

Coast-Guard-searching-for-cruise-perform

 

 

 

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14 hours ago, Inn Between said:

Each to their own, of course. I respect that the situation appeals to you, but I'm sure I'd hate it and would feel more like I was in prison than actually having a life. This is definitely not for everyone. It would be interesting to run a survey in this thread to see how many people would give that lifestyle a try. 

Reliable internet connections??

Cost of going to the shops for provisions, boat required, car maintained on land, medical emergencies??

 

 

 

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