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Old 08-16-10, 07:22 AM   #1
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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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Old 08-16-10, 07:29 AM   #2
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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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Old 08-16-10, 07:43 AM   #3
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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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Old 08-16-10, 07:54 AM   #4
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Is this acceptable?
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Old 08-16-10, 08:06 AM   #5
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Here's one with a pre-built "lair".

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Old 08-16-10, 12:01 PM   #7
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A little more coin but nice. http://www.landquest.com/detailmain....oceanfrontlist
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Old 08-16-10, 01:28 PM   #8
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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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Old 08-16-10, 01:41 PM   #9
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Old 08-16-10, 01:41 PM   #10
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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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Old 08-16-10, 04:05 PM   #11
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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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Old 08-16-10, 04:26 PM   #12
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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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Old 08-16-10, 05:50 PM   #14
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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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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.....
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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
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I need room to park this:

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