Paddy Roy Bates (a.k.a. Prince Roy of Sealand) Dies

Posted October 10th, 2012 by Number_Six

Paddy Roy Bates, the de facto ruler of Sealand, has died at the age of 90. Born in 1921, he joined the British Army at the outbreak of World War II. After the war he had a chain of butcher shops and was an estate agent; in the mid-1960s, he was involved in pirate radio. In 1967, he took over Rough Towers (an abandoned British fort in the North Sea) and rechristened it the Principality of Sealand, declaring independence from the UK. Many adventures followed, including run-ins with the British government and terrorist attacks. Bates passed away after suffering from Alzheimer's for several years.

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BTP Response to the 2012 State of the Union

President Obama wants us to imagine an America that is within reach. I would rather have you imagine a world a little further down the road.
The only way forward, is to remove the obstacles – placed by government at all levels – from the road.

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Last Remaining Politician Must Rebuild Entire Government

Posted February 19th, 2011 by Klaas

WASHINGTON—In the wake of what is being called the deadliest midterm election in the nation's history, Washington's sole surviving politician, Rep. Peter DeFazio of Oregon's 4th Congressional District, emerged from the rubble of the Capitol building Wednesday to announce his intention to rebuild the fallen U.S. government.

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The Seasteading Institute

Posted February 19th, 2011 by Klaas

Non-profit with the vision of establishing permanent settlements on the ocean. In opening a new frontier, we hope to revolutionize the quality of government worldwide by enabling experimentation, innovation, and competition among governments.

Milton Friedman's son David Friedman launched this project. Perhaps, you can report about it and then present the FSP as an alternative. The quality of living is probably not that god on a float.

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The Evil Lincoln

This article was originally published at on February 15, 2009

With Abraham Lincoln’s birthday just passed on February 12th the media was replete with praise for him. Unfortunately, this whitewashed view of him is misguided. Rather than being the honest and resolute knight in shining armor that he is made out to be, on closer inspection he turns out to be one of the worst politicians Illinois has produced.

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