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    Re: Private Cities Set to be Developed in Honduras

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    The cities will operate under an independent legal framework including their own governance, civil code, tax framework, security and police forces, infrastructure, etc in the hopes of attracting investment and bringing bastions of stability and opportunity to the country.

    Honduras deal sets stage for investors to build 3 privately run cities to host new industries - The Washington Post

    Can private cities save a nation with world's worst murder rate? - Americas - World - The Independent

    Struggling with violence, poverty, Honduras signs deal for privately run cities* - NY Daily News
    The state of Utah was pretty much private in the beginning. We could have private cities in the US if we wanted to: these "clubs" and private schools are pretty much that way now. If Honduras wants to suspend their constitution; which is what seems to be happening. But money rules.
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    Re: Private Cities Set to be Developed in Honduras

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    Have you been following this?
    Somewhat. Whenever I see something about it pop up on newsfeeds (Drudge, RCP, etc). Been going on for a couple years now.

    I really don't see the floating city concepts as realistic. While not completely the same, there are a couple cruise ships out there that operate as a "time share" where you purchase a cabin that legally belongs to you. The monthly "dues" is $20k!!! Floating cities, while massive, certainly will be subject to the elements as well. Don't care how big something is, if its floating, the sea will move it! LOL

    The charter city concept has much more potential.

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    Re: Private Cities Set to be Developed in Honduras

    Quote Originally Posted by jet57 View Post
    The state of Utah was pretty much private in the beginning. We could have private cities in the US if we wanted to: these "clubs" and private schools are pretty much that way now. If Honduras wants to suspend their constitution; which is what seems to be happening. But money rules.
    They amended their constitution to allow it.

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    Re: Private Cities Set to be Developed in Honduras

    Quote Originally Posted by Fishstyx View Post
    Problem with the floating city concept is that its still a "vessel," just like a cruise ship or an mobile offshore drilling unit. They're all register or are flagged by a country that they adhere to their jurisdiction. If they don't, it would be consider Stateless which gives the US some jurisdiction over it. Be interested to see the legal-ese over this.
    Easy answer, flag with Tongo or Sealand. Sealand is a place I've been following for a while.

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    Re: Private Cities Set to be Developed in Honduras

    I called the pacific garbage flotilla a long time ago.

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    Re: Private Cities Set to be Developed in Honduras

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Easy answer, flag with Tongo or Sealand. Sealand is a place I've been following for a while.
    Right, but there are still pretty enormous practical impediments like power generation, the inability to host factories, the enormous cost, the ability to deliver and ship products to market, etc etc etc. Attracting investors seems like a much more difficult idea. Also has Tonga offered to allow people to operate under independent legal regimens? And Sealand isn't a sovereign territory, right?

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    Re: Private Cities Set to be Developed in Honduras

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Easy answer, flag with Tongo or Sealand. Sealand is a place I've been following for a while.
    Problem is, no one recognizes Sealand. For the floating city concept to work, they'd have to be internationally recognized and I have serious doubts that that would occur. Do much of know to the global power establishments.

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    Re: Private Cities Set to be Developed in Honduras

    Yeah; they're letting money literally own ther country. What you want to watch for is the "private security" that these "cities" hire . . . What they want to do in Honduras is exactly what England did in Ireland in 1172. Dubai is pretty much that way now.
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    Re: Private Cities Set to be Developed in Honduras

    Quote Originally Posted by jet57 View Post
    Yeah; they're letting money literally own ther country. What you want to watch for is the "private security" that these "cities" hire . . . What they want to do in Honduras is exactly what England did in Ireland in 1172. Dubai is pretty much that way now.
    What do you mean?

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    Re: Private Cities Set to be Developed in Honduras

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    What do you mean?
    Narrow it down for me a bit please.
    “The people do no want virtue; but they are the dupes of pretended patriots” : Elbridge Gerry of Mass; Constitutional Convention 1787

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