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Investors seek to buy island from
Detroit and start a ´new nation´ free
of personal and corporate income
taxes, where everyone has good
credit and citizenship costs $300G

Daily Mail [UK], by Dan Prochilo

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 1/26/2013 5:37:07 PM

A developer wants the city of Detroit to sell an island that is now a city park to a group of buyers looking to transform it into the newest U.S. commonwealth. Rodney Lockwood, a developer from Bingham Farms, a village of 1,100 people about a half-hour from Detroit, is pushing for the city to sell the 982-acre Belle Isle for $1 billion to a group of investors who ´believe in individual freedom, liberty and free markets,´ according to a website set up by proponents of the concept, commonwealthofbelleisle.com. During the next three decades, the buyers would establish a ´remarkable new

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: mitzi, 1/26/2013 5:40:59 PM     (No. 9141115)

Too bad it´s so close to Detroit. That´s a non-starter.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 1/26/2013 5:42:54 PM     (No. 9141119)

Follow the auto brick road.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Safari Man, 1/26/2013 5:53:48 PM     (No. 9141129)

Maybe an old oil platform beyond federal waters would be a good home.


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Reply 4 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 1/26/2013 5:54:25 PM     (No. 9141131)

It would be immediately blockaded by the Democrats.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Grambo, 1/26/2013 6:01:24 PM     (No. 9141139)

New industry, off shore floating condo’s with non-Obamacare and sensible fees.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: sooznews, 1/26/2013 6:05:27 PM     (No. 9141146)

BUT, just as school vouchers destroy our fabulous public schools, this idea would destroy successful Detroit. hahahahahhaha.


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Reply 7 - Posted by: calgrammy, 1/26/2013 6:06:57 PM     (No. 9141148)

How will they keep the moochers/takers off the bridge and coming into their city?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: geneinnyc, 1/26/2013 6:12:14 PM     (No. 9141154)

#7 [How will they keep the moochers/takers off the bridge and coming into their city?]

Convert the bridge to a drawbridge!

As a native Detroiter, I applaud the basic concept, though I would not hold my breath on the "new nation" idea, as Belle Isle would still be part of the U.S.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: King of all trolls, 1/26/2013 6:12:54 PM     (No. 9141156)

Will they build a wall to keep out the Palestinians?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: SourKraut, 1/26/2013 6:13:09 PM     (No. 9141157)

Article IV., Sec 2.............

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Reply 11 - Posted by: JHHolliday, 1/26/2013 6:28:00 PM     (No. 9141179)

They will need a small army of their own to keep the mainland thugs off their island.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: rolanddd, 1/26/2013 7:01:15 PM     (No. 9141221)

the last few years look increasingly like Stephenson´s "Snow Crash" novel.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Bpl40, 1/26/2013 7:24:02 PM     (No. 9141240)

Agree with #4. The last thing the ´Rats want is a full exhibition of their ideological, moral and intellectual bankruptcy right on their door step. This is precisely why they are targeting Texas with a vengeance.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: retiredhippy, 1/26/2013 7:44:27 PM     (No. 9141258)

Sounds to me like some kind of HOA scheme. no thanks


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Reply 15 - Posted by: jalo1951, 1/26/2013 8:12:24 PM     (No. 9141279)

Paradise in Detroit? I don´t think so.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: wws, 1/26/2013 8:15:21 PM     (No. 9141280)

and how do they propose to secede from the State of Michigan, who currently has jurisdiction? Even if it is sold by the city to investors, it´s still part of the State of Michigan.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: reddfroge, 1/26/2013 9:41:19 PM     (No. 9141382)

will they be able to have guns to protect themselves???


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Reply 18 - Posted by: The Patriot Code, 1/26/2013 11:06:21 PM     (No. 9141485)

Spending over $1,000,000 per acre that close to Detroit...don´t make me laugh.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: jimK1, 1/26/2013 11:19:07 PM     (No. 9141497)

It makes more sense that a lot of things done in the Detroit area, BUT... as stated earlier, it would still be part of Michigan and the United States, the Belle Isle bridge goes right into a not so nice section of Detroit, everything would have to be imported from ??? I anticipate the success of this idea on an equal plane as the Lions winning back to back Superbowl´s next year and the year after.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: LanieLou, 1/27/2013 3:41:28 AM     (No. 9141685)

Gov. Brown is headed to China for a trade deal... Maybe he´ll sell them Coronado Island & Alcatraz!

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