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Sea-home pioneer’s visa cancelled


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6 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

Elwartowski posted on Facebook yesterday that they are in hiding and safe.

Maybe he's hiding under the ocean with Captain Nemo. Should be safe there.  

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7 hours ago, ballpoint said:

It seems that people will rush to the defense of every loonie and crackpot who comes up against Thai law.  Try building a structure 12 miles off the coast of your own country, yet alone a foreign one, declare it an independent state, and see what happens.  

 

Google "pirate radio" and see what happens when you try something like this in a country run under the rule of law. 

 

Better yet, watch the movie, "Pirate Radio"

 

Hint:  The government didn't like it a bit, but they adhered to international law.  Nobody was threatened with life in prison, much less the death penalty.

 

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Just one question... What was he thinking? establishing a domicile outside the territorial waters of Thailand? over the past 100 years, this country went out ot wars for much less than that, and as long he plan to reach "his home" from Thai territory, he will have problems...

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heres the thing it was outside the 12 Nautical mile limit but within the economic zone of thailand. Under international law economic zone states

"A coastal nation has control of all economic resources within its exclusive economic zone, including fishing, mining, oil exploration, and any pollution of those resources. However, it cannot prohibit passage or loitering above, on, or under the surface of the sea"

Thai Law also does not apply in the economic zone, If he fights this in international court it will be very interesting to see the outcome.

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, ezzra said:

Just one question... What was he thinking? establishing a domicile outside the territorial waters of Thailand? over the past 100 years, this country went out ot wars for much less than that, and as long he plan to reach "his home" from Thai territory, he will have problems...

 

Not much different from Uber violating hack laws all over the world, or AirBNB violating hotel and tax laws, or Napster violating copyright law, or Bitcoin violating all kinds of currency laws.

 

His backers ran a $$ trillion dollar concept up the flagpole as early adopters.  He hopped on the bandwagon.  Like Napster, they got shot down (at least in Thailand).  Uber and AirBNB and Bitcoin have made $$ billions for their investors and early adopters.  Long term viability is questionable, but they have big war chests to fight the lawmakers.

 

 

 

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They screwed up read and listen to the REASON link every second word is politics or taking over or not being responsible.  As soon as they published that and a Thai surfer saw it they were done.

 

They have threatened the political climate of Thailand and other countries.

 

If they had built it kept their mouth shut and just gone on with their lives they might have been okay but the last thing Thailand or any country wants is to have people circumventing their government.

 

Note that they are approaching countries that are not big. If this was such a good idea why are they not building them in the Med.  Weather is nice. there too.

 

As to the waves being smaller, I am not sure about that with all the storms there have been.

 

 

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10 hours ago, ballpoint said:

It seems that people will rush to the defense of every loonie and crackpot who comes up against Thai law.  Try building a structure 12 miles off the coast of your own country, yet alone a foreign one, declare it an independent state, and see what happens.  

I don't know what qualifies as a crackpot or loonie, nor what may happen in another country that isn't specified; for an event that hasn't happened, involving people and circumstances that are not known. I only read and am thankful I am not involved or think I know more than what was printed, which is often not fact.

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10 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

Phuket province set up a working panel to follow the legal issues.

Make a mountain out of a molehill and cheching it is raining ฿

 

The last place on earth you want to try something like this is near Thailand where itchy trigger fingers, lack of due process and over reaction are normal.  He should have tried a place where conversation and parlay are put before jack boots.

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Why did the innovative visionnary gentleman not buy an island off some secluded ocean coast ? He could have then declared it his own no-mans-(is)land, printed his currency, passports and thus created his own country and made his own visa rules !! 😏

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