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    I want to buy an Island

    A nice island. Doesn't have to be big, although an extinct volcano so I can build an evil secret lair would be good, especially if I can launch clandestine rockets to space to blackmail the world. Preferably good weather year round and as hurricane-free as possible. The more I think about this, the more it seems like a smashingly capital idea.

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    There is that island of refuse floating off NYC.
    I don't think a government has been established there yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spry View Post
    There is that island of refuse floating off NYC.
    I don't think a government has been established there yet.
    That's a thought. But getting all of the permits to build an evil lair could be a real pain.

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    Here's one with a pre-built "lair".

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    Photoshop can do that.

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    No volcano, but quite a history.

    As a Realtor in FL, would be happy to represent you in the purchse.

    http://www.dupontregistry.com/homes/...?itemid=774560

    (that would definately make my year!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by unterhausen
    I believe that in this case "solid meh" means "so 'meh' that it could never be anything more than 'meh', and yet also no less than 'meh' -- in a word, exactly 'meh'"

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    Quote Originally Posted by overthehillmedi View Post
    It doesn't say how long the airstrip is. I need to know if it will accommodate my fleet of private aircraft, or if I need to build the world's first 747 floatplane.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbenaugust View Post
    It doesn't say how long the airstrip is. I need to know if it will accommodate my fleet of private aircraft, or if I need to build the world's first 747 floatplane.
    no need to build a 747 float plane just buy the Spruce Goose ,it's bigger than a 747.

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    Quote Originally Posted by overthehillmedi View Post
    no need to build a 747 float plane just buy the Spruce Goose ,it's bigger than a 747.
    Nope, the 747 floatplane be that much more awesome... and it might actually fly.
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    the Spruce Goose can fly, it just hasn't flown very far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by overthehillmedi View Post
    the Spruce Goose can fly, it just hasn't flown very far.
    But the 747 floatplane (man, I need to photoshop this) will fly much, much further, much, much faster.

    Now, if only I had an island to develop this on...
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    Quote Originally Posted by spry View Post
    There is that island of refuse floating off NYC.
    I don't think a government has been established there yet.
    There's a government in albany.....
    sigless at the moment....

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    1 acre island for under 1.2 million hurricane free, but the winters are a bit harsh...http://www.garlockrealty.com/feature...properties.asp
    sigless at the moment....

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    I need room to park this:

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