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#101180 - 04/18/03 09:19 AM New Republic offers offices for cash!
wow Offline
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A little something to brighten your day. Oh, and a very Happy Easter to all. And to residents of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts - a very happy Patriots Day holiday on Monday. And good luck to all the Boston Marathon runners.
BOON ISLAND SECEDES FROM THE NATION
(From SeacoastNH.com)
"Nobody loves me, everybody hates me,
I'm going to eat some worms."
Poor Boon Island, the home of Maine's tallest
lighthouse; it's been abandoned by the Coast Guard,
unsupported by the state and shunted back and forth
between unloving towns of Kittery and York Maine.
At last it has been adopted and leased by the American Lighthouse Foundation.
Recently this wild and crazy group created the sovereign
Republic of Boon Island. We were there for the historic
moment, taking pix and eating the free sandwiches.
You too can become a citizen - or even the President.
Then you can levy taxes, declare war and have your own intern.


http://www.seacoastnh.com/dct/boonisland.html
takes you to the story - with pictures!




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#101181 - 04/18/03 11:53 AM Re: New Republic offers offices for cash!
AnnaStrophic Offline
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That's a great story, wow!

And happy spring festivals of any and all ilk to everyone.


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#101182 - 04/18/03 01:13 PM Re: New Republic offers offices for cash!
Capfka Offline
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I think DC should secede. It would be, um, fitting.


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#101183 - 04/19/03 10:21 AM Re: New Republic offers offices for cash!
TEd Remington Offline
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#101184 - 04/19/03 11:58 AM Re: New Republic offers offices for cash!
Capfka Offline
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I'd forgotten about them. What a dag ... Are they really still going? I must google around a bit ..


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#101185 - 04/19/03 07:45 PM Re: New Republic offers offices for cash!
Bingley Offline
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In reply to:


BOON ISLAND SECEDES FROM THE NATION
(From SeacoastNH.com)
"Nobody loves me, everybody hates me,
I'm going to eat some worms."
Poor Boon Island, the home of Maine's tallest
lighthouse; it's been abandoned by the Coast Guard,
unsupported by the state and shunted back and forth
between unloving towns of Kittery and York Maine.
At last it has been adopted and leased by the American Lighthouse Foundation.
Recently this wild and crazy group created the sovereign
Republic of Boon Island. We were there for the historic
moment, taking pix and eating the free sandwiches.
You too can become a citizen - or even the President.
Then you can levy taxes, declare war and have your own intern.


Wow, is this meant to be one of those modern poems that doesn't rhyme and doesn't quite scan? It certainly reads like it.

Bingley

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#101186 - 04/20/03 01:24 AM Devious Citizenship
Father Steve Offline
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Posts: 2788
Loc: Seattle, Washington, USA
There can be a serious side to silliness like this.
http://www.globalpolicy.org/nations/citizen/citbuy.htm



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#101187 - 04/20/03 09:09 AM Re: Devious Citizenship
Capfka Offline
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Registered: 06/28/02
Posts: 1624
Loc: Utter Placebo, Planet Reebok
But, you would have to agree, good information for USns not wanting to live in the New Dark Age!


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#101188 - 04/21/03 09:34 AM Re: New Republic offers offices for cash!
wow Offline
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Posts: 3439
Loc: New England, USA
Dear Bingley... no rhyme or reason ! Just a funny way my computer sent it off to the Board. Several missives went off that way...then suddenly it went back to the ordinary way. As I said, no rhyme or reason. Tra La!


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#101189 - 04/22/03 08:29 AM Re: New Republic offers offices for cash!
wow Offline
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Registered: 11/25/00
Posts: 3439
Loc: New England, USA
This is my second try at answering Bingley.
The first answer-post just disappeared! ???
EDIT : Wait! there it is... right above this answer - it wasn't there yesterday or this morning when I first looked. You are now entering the Twilight Zone..."
There is no rhyme or reason to the way the post was "metered." It just came out that way. For some reason my notes all went that way for awhile then - as suddenly as it started - it stopped.
Ah, Sweet Mystery Of Life


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