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(Courier Mail)   If you can get 12 million friends to pitch in, you can buy an entire archipelago off the Australian coast for only $1   (couriermail.com.au) divider line 4
    More: Cool, Queensland, Coldwell Banker, archipelagoes, Mackay, Australians  
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2012-10-07 09:54:06 AM  
4 votes:
I wonder how many Farkers there are... if we take up a collection we could have a *dons sunglasses* Farkipelago...

/not subby
2012-10-07 03:33:47 AM  
3 votes:
I don't know. I've always heard that no man is an island, so I assume that no group of men can be an archipelago.
2012-10-07 12:14:48 PM  
1 votes:
Spicoli's voice:: I only need like 11,958 friend because I have like 42 bucks.
2012-10-07 11:24:49 AM  
1 votes:

RoosterCogburn: How does this even work? Is there no government that claims sanction over this land? In all reality - isn't this like buying your own, albeit small - country?



www.privateislandsonline.com

It's listed as a leasehold, so it looks like you don't really "buy" it like you can buy an aircraft carrier or a sports team. I assume it's under the jurisdiction of the Australian Reichstag or whatever they call it, as, unfortunately, buying an island doesn't make it sovereign any more than, say, you buying your house would make you Prince Rooster of Cogburn. That's why they could send Nick Cage to that island with the birds and the bees.
 
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