If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.
Duplicate of another approved link: 7532764


(Talking Points Memo)   People who have never heard of artillery build the world's most expensive play fort   (livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com) divider line 229
    More: Stupid, Idaho, planned communities, forts  
•       •       •

6026 clicks; Favorite

229 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

Archived thread

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | » | Last | Show all
 
2013-01-15 12:44:27 PM
I like the Reflecting Pool/Gun Museum.
 
2013-01-15 12:53:23 PM
If it gets built it's going to become the single most totalitarian place in the USA, ruled by a dictator with an iron fist. In order to have a place where everyone thinks like you, you have to ensure they do, and kick out those that don't. There's no way you can force people to be free, by your definition, since the fact you think like that suggests you don't really want freedom, you want power.
 
2013-01-15 01:07:05 PM
Organizers hope to purchase land in 2013 for The Citadel, and break ground soon after.

Maybe if they're lucky the current owners will accept empty Diet Mountain Dew bottles and Camel bucks as payment.
 
2013-01-15 01:08:34 PM
Where's the parking?
 
2013-01-15 01:08:41 PM
"Marxists, Socialists, Liberals and Establishment Republicans will likely find that life in our community is incompatible with their existing ideology and preferred lifestyles."

No mention of Jews, blacks, feminists, left-handed Presbyterians or gays?
 
2013-01-15 01:11:57 PM
This will go about as well Noah's Ark II.
 
2013-01-15 01:16:21 PM
I love the term "Patriotic American" to define wingnuts. I think I'm fairly patriotic.. Drive an american car, all my appliances are made in the USA, most of my clothes and furniture, etc. You can be pro USA without being a nutcase.
 
2013-01-15 01:18:28 PM
If only there were a sweet title to give to the individual in charge of strictly enforcing the rigid set of rules to which the population of this establishment will adhere but that is not at all evocative or connotive of any sort of allegorical negative inference. I mean, "The President" just reeks of big-government fascism and threatens to remind everyone of that blah guy in D.C. "The Mayor" doesn't have the right amount of gusto. "Duke" and "Earl" and the like are all commie European titles. Maybe "Governor"?
 
2013-01-15 01:24:11 PM
It's like someone said, "You know, I like the concept of a Homeowners Association, but you know what it needs?  More crazies with guns."
 
2013-01-15 01:25:34 PM

kronicfeld: If only there were a sweet title to give to the individual in charge of strictly enforcing the rigid set of rules to which the population of this establishment will adhere but that is not at all evocative or connotive of any sort of allegorical negative inference. I mean, "The President" just reeks of big-government fascism and threatens to remind everyone of that blah guy in D.C. "The Mayor" doesn't have the right amount of gusto. "Duke" and "Earl" and the like are all commie European titles. Maybe "Governor"?


www.amctv.com
Think I'd prefer Captain... As in, Captain One Eye.

 
2013-01-15 01:28:24 PM
So their arms factory is on the outside wall of the compound, there's no medical, power, or communications facilities, and nowhere to grow enough food to support that many people?  Sign me up....

/Nazis
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-01-15 01:29:34 PM

xynix: I love the term "Patriotic American" to define wingnuts. I think I'm fairly patriotic.. Drive an american car, all my appliances are made in the USA, most of my clothes and furniture, etc. You can be pro USA without being a nutcase.


I think you have to hate the USA to be a "patriot".  At least you have to want to secede from it.
 
2013-01-15 01:36:25 PM

vpb: xynix: I love the term "Patriotic American" to define wingnuts. I think I'm fairly patriotic.. Drive an american car, all my appliances are made in the USA, most of my clothes and furniture, etc. You can be pro USA without being a nutcase.

I think you have to hate the USA to be a "patriot".  At least you have to want to secede from it.


Yep.  These yokels have turned the term Patriot into something so vile and tacky that it could only be found in the lobby of a Cracker Barrel restaurant.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-01-15 01:37:11 PM
It looks like the latest in 14th century military archetecture to me.
 
2013-01-15 01:38:11 PM
I think there should be more of these things. Put them all in one place where we can keep an eye on them.

I just feel bad for the little kids who will inevitably be massacred when the cult leader decides it's time for the rapture or something.
 
2013-01-15 01:39:18 PM
They've contacted a local restauranteur to help with construction.

cdn0.sbnation.com
 
2013-01-15 01:41:32 PM

queezyweezel: So their arms factory is on the outside wall of the compound, there's no medical, power, or communications facilities, and nowhere to grow enough food to support that many people?  Sign me up....

/Nazis


You forgot sewage & storm water disposal.
 
2013-01-15 01:46:16 PM

Slaxl: If it gets built it's going to become the single most totalitarian place in the USA, ruled by a dictator with an iron fist. In order to have a place where everyone thinks like you, you have to ensure they do, and kick out those that don't. There's no way you can force people to be free, by your definition, since the fact you think like that suggests you don't really want freedom, you want power.


So you're saying there's going to be an HOA.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-01-15 01:47:41 PM

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: queezyweezel: So their arms factory is on the outside wall of the compound, there's no medical, power, or communications facilities, and nowhere to grow enough food to support that many people?  Sign me up....

/Nazis

You forgot sewage & storm water disposal.


They don't need Gubmit Socialisim for that stuff.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-01-15 01:55:17 PM
Did anyone notice the interior defensive walls and towers for when things go all "Lord of the Flies"?

talkingpointsmemo.com
 
2013-01-15 02:03:19 PM

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: queezyweezel: So their arms factory is on the outside wall of the compound, there's no medical, power, or communications facilities, and nowhere to grow enough food to support that many people?  Sign me up....

/Nazis

You forgot sewage & storm water disposal.


I was imagining a trebuchet that they used to fling it over the wall.
 
2013-01-15 02:06:31 PM

vpb: Did anyone notice the interior defensive walls and towers for when things go all "Lord of the Flies"?

[talkingpointsmemo.com image 600x800]


Looks like that neighborhood in the southeast is better defended than all the others. That must be where Ben Linus is going to live.
 
2013-01-15 02:10:37 PM
There's a lot of non-private space & amenities there.  They're going to need some hefty assessment fees to keep it all maintained.

I wonder what they're going to do with anyone who doesn't pay up?
 
2013-01-15 02:14:20 PM
From the statesman article:

Residents would have to agree to conditions such as:

- Following federal and state constitutions

- Being able to shoot a man-sized steel target at various distances with a handgun and a rifle

- Keeping on hand a AR-15 semi-automatic rifle variant, at least five magazines, 1,000 rounds of ammunition and other supplies

- Keeping every household stocked with enough food, water and other provisions to last a year

- Taking courses in areas such as basic medical care, firearms safety and marksmanship

- Being armed with a loaded sidearm whenever visiting the Citadel's town center

The application - with a $208 fee - asks if the person plans to raise livestock, farm, live inside or outside the Citadel's walls or start a business there.

The Citadel will not have a leader, and it started as an idea in the Patriot Blogosphere in early 2012, the website said.


Read more here: http://www.idahostatesman.com/2012/12/20/2387852/pro-liberty-survival i st-community.html#storylink=cpy
 
2013-01-15 02:15:02 PM

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: queezyweezel: So their arms factory is on the outside wall of the compound, there's no medical, power, or communications facilities, and nowhere to grow enough food to support that many people?  Sign me up....

/Nazis

You forgot sewage & storm water disposal.


What do you think the "reflecting pool" is?
 
2013-01-15 02:15:36 PM
Man, that thing is going to take a shiat-load of sofa cushions.
 
2013-01-15 02:20:36 PM

NowhereMon: The application - with a $208 fee - asks if the person plans to raise livestock, farm, live inside or outside the Citadel's walls or start a business there.


Where the hell are they going to farm or raise livestock?

This is a bunch of people who have a kitchen garden and maybe one cow, or a handful of chickens AT BEST. You can't keep a family fed on that, let alone a whole community.
 
2013-01-15 02:20:43 PM
For a "Libertarian Paradise" they sure to have a lot of authoritarian rules, don't they?
 
2013-01-15 02:21:45 PM
Leaving society to live in a fort is very patriotic.
 
2013-01-15 02:22:04 PM

queezyweezel: nowhere to grow enough food to support that many people


You need something like a half an acre minimum to feed a family.  If they're looking at 3000-7000 families, that would be 1500 to 3500 acres.

1 mile of 20 ft. wall would probably cost $3M (not including turrets), assuming that we're just talking CMUs and not real stone.

The logistics here are terrible, but it kinda makes me want to play Viking and lead a raiding party.
 
2013-01-15 02:22:53 PM
You'll notice there's no way to actually get into the school; just the way they like it.
 
2013-01-15 02:23:01 PM

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: queezyweezel: nowhere to grow enough food to support that many people

You need something like a half an acre minimum to feed a family.  If they're looking at 3000-7000 families, that would be 1500 to 3500 acres.

1 mile of 20 ft. wall would probably cost $3M (not including turrets), assuming that we're just talking CMUs and not real stone.

The logistics here are terrible, but it kinda makes me want to play Viking and lead a raiding party.


Since they require an AR-15 variant, we can organize the SKS and Saiga crowds to raid them.
 
2013-01-15 02:23:16 PM
Where's the alligator-filled moat? What a terrible design.
 
2013-01-15 02:23:17 PM
My elf rolled a 2 on a d6. Do I detect a secret passage or not?
 
2013-01-15 02:23:22 PM

Ghastly: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: queezyweezel: So their arms factory is on the outside wall of the compound, there's no medical, power, or communications facilities, and nowhere to grow enough food to support that many people?  Sign me up....

/Nazis

You forgot sewage & storm water disposal.

What do you think the "reflecting pool" is?


Reservoir for the fire system?
 
2013-01-15 02:23:36 PM

NowhereMon: magazines


So i t's FREEDOM!


With rules.
 
2013-01-15 02:23:58 PM

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: queezyweezel: nowhere to grow enough food to support that many people

You need something like a half an acre minimum to feed a family.  If they're looking at 3000-7000 families, that would be 1500 to 3500 acres.

1 mile of 20 ft. wall would probably cost $3M (not including turrets), assuming that we're just talking CMUs and not real stone.

The logistics here are terrible, but it kinda makes me want to play Viking and lead a raiding party.


That's just the produce. If you want to grow corn, grain, wheat, or hay for the animals, you'll need a hell of a lot more space.

I get the feeling these people think they can bring in a goat and two sheep, and throw a handful of tomato seeds on the ground and dinner will just appear.
 
2013-01-15 02:24:37 PM
If they ever get it built, I'm wondering how they'll handle old Mr. Jones down at 24 Bullet Lane, when he starts getting senile and shooting his AR15 at all hours of the night...take his guns away?

That'd be just a wee bit ironic....
 
2013-01-15 02:25:00 PM

meat0918: For a "Libertarian Paradise" they sure to have a lot of authoritarian rules, don't they?


The first clue is that in pursuit of 'lolztotalfreedom' they're building a prison for them to live inside and stroking off to naming it 'the Citadel'.
 
2013-01-15 02:25:00 PM

what_now: Where the hell are they going to farm or raise livestock?

This is a bunch of people who have a kitchen garden and maybe one cow, or a handful of chickens AT BEST. You can't keep a family fed on that, let alone a whole community.


looks like the area between the inner and outer walls might be suitable? of course then your crop is at risk from the black communist homo's to steal your cows for their satan sacrafices but thats when you go all crying eagle on them from the tower i assume
 
2013-01-15 02:25:05 PM
So their arms factory is on the outside wall of the compound, there's no medical, power, or communications facilities, and nowhere to grow enough food to support that many people? Sign me up....

/Nazis

You forgot sewage & storm water disposal.


Doesn't the "Power/Water" next to the Amphitheater cover all that? How much space could that need anyways
 
2013-01-15 02:25:22 PM
No nudey bar? Pass.
 
2013-01-15 02:25:43 PM
I doubt they are planning on taking on anyone with artillery. Being rather familiar with the mindset, I imagine they expect the US government to collapse under its own moribund socialist decadence, and they want walls to fend off roving bands of looters.
 
2013-01-15 02:25:46 PM
What happened to Doc Lee's Abortion Clinic??
 
2013-01-15 02:26:08 PM
Maybe we can send a few troops to make sure none of these people accidentally wander out of their utopia, and the problem will eventually fix itself.
 
2013-01-15 02:26:28 PM

ha-ha-guy: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: queezyweezel: nowhere to grow enough food to support that many people

You need something like a half an acre minimum to feed a family.  If they're looking at 3000-7000 families, that would be 1500 to 3500 acres.

1 mile of 20 ft. wall would probably cost $3M (not including turrets), assuming that we're just talking CMUs and not real stone.

The logistics here are terrible, but it kinda makes me want to play Viking and lead a raiding party.

Since they require an AR-15 variant, we can organize the SKS and Saiga crowds to raid them.


I'm thinking a trebuchet, firing flaming garbage.
 
2013-01-15 02:27:21 PM

what_now: That's just the produce. If you want to grow corn, grain, wheat, or hay for the animals, you'll need a hell of a lot more space.

I get the feeling these people think they can bring in a goat and two sheep, and throw a handful of tomato seeds on the ground and dinner will just appear.


They'll get it at the farmers market. DUH.
 
2013-01-15 02:27:43 PM

what_now: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: queezyweezel: nowhere to grow enough food to support that many people

You need something like a half an acre minimum to feed a family.  If they're looking at 3000-7000 families, that would be 1500 to 3500 acres.

1 mile of 20 ft. wall would probably cost $3M (not including turrets), assuming that we're just talking CMUs and not real stone.

The logistics here are terrible, but it kinda makes me want to play Viking and lead a raiding party.

That's just the produce. If you want to grow corn, grain, wheat, or hay for the animals, you'll need a hell of a lot more space.

I get the feeling these people think they can bring in a goat and two sheep, and throw a handful of tomato seeds on the ground and dinner will just appear.


And apparently no thought given to having a bad grow season.

I predict they'll be feasting on the elders within a year.
 
2013-01-15 02:28:35 PM

tlchwi02: what_now: Where the hell are they going to farm or raise livestock?

This is a bunch of people who have a kitchen garden and maybe one cow, or a handful of chickens AT BEST. You can't keep a family fed on that, let alone a whole community.

looks like the area between the inner and outer walls might be suitable? of course then your crop is at risk from the black communist homo's to steal your cows for their satan sacrafices but thats when you go all crying eagle on them from the tower i assume


That's where the mine fields go!

cgraves67: I doubt they are planning on taking on anyone with artillery. Being rather familiar with the mindset, I imagine they expect the US government to collapse under its own moribund socialist decadence, and they want walls to fend off roving bands of looters.


My roving band of looters will have artillery.
 
2013-01-15 02:28:43 PM
LOL

That looks like something I would've made with AD&D grid paper back when I was 12.

Come to think of it, these "Patriots" remind me of someone stuck at about a 12-year-old's level of intellectual and moral development.

Farking retards should be burned alive in a Waco fire and/or deported to a third-world country.
 
Displayed 50 of 229 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | » | Last | Show all

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report