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(Vice)   Remember that dream you had about owning the moon one day? You're too late   (vice.com ) divider line
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4412 clicks; posted to Geek » on 13 Apr 2013 at 2:39 PM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-04-13 12:59:53 PM  
www.unwinnable.com
 
2013-04-13 02:09:06 PM  
Do they have a flag? Have they actually put the flag on the moon?
 
2013-04-13 02:32:13 PM  
img.photobucket.com
 
2013-04-13 02:51:39 PM  
Worked for Go Daddy.
 
2013-04-13 02:53:18 PM  
Forget owning the moon...I've been dreaming owning my own earth-like planet since I started reading sci-fi 50+ years ago.
 
2013-04-13 02:54:05 PM  
Is this one of those things like where you pay $20 and name a star after yourself?
 
2013-04-13 02:54:20 PM  

"Well, this is the only job I've had since 1995, which is when I started doing this full time. We've sold 611 million acres of land on the moon, 325 million acres on Mars, and a combined 125 million acres on Venus, Io, and Mercury.  "

ALL THESE WORLDSARE YOURS EXCEPT
EUROPA
ATTEMPT NO
LANDING THERE

 
2013-04-13 02:57:09 PM  
Have I mentioned that I hate Fark's html-tagless editor.

/raw html is a pita too.  I thought the old way was more balanced
 
2013-04-13 03:00:21 PM  
Dam egoist profiteers.
 
2013-04-13 03:09:55 PM  
I like the part of the article where he says that UN never responded to him, so therefore he owns the moon.

It'd be like me resigning my US citizenship and sending the UN a letter that I own one of those tiny galaxies seen by hubble telescope, and that therefore I am the ruler and citizen of said galaxy, and that if they don't respond to my batshiat crazy letter, then it makes it legal.

And then I can threaten the planet via press releases on my 'embassy' on Earth and expect the UN to give me free everything to pacify me.

Then I'll ally with Korea and Iran and if they don't respond to me, that makes our alliance legal and I can attention whore my galaxy.

/might have had too much sugar

/Weatherkiss Galaxy is Best Galaxy.
 
2013-04-13 03:17:40 PM  
Lunatic.
 
2013-04-13 03:33:41 PM  
In 2008, the Galactic Government patented the first ever antigravitic-proposal system. In essence, this craft could make a trip from Earth to the moon in 30 minutes. We anticipate that all our practical situational problems will be solved in about three to five years, so we're hoping to be on the surface of the moon by 2020, building the first city there.

This is where I can't tell if he's really that stupid, or if he's just turning the troll knob up to 11.  I'm leaning toward troll.
 
2013-04-13 03:45:45 PM  
smhttp.14409.nexcesscdn.net

He begs to differ.
 
2013-04-13 03:54:24 PM  
 
2013-04-13 03:54:54 PM  
The Estate of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jenaro_Gajardo_Vera  should sue him for ownership and rights to all the profits this guy made. Jenaro placed "legal?" claim long before this guy did.
 
2013-04-13 03:55:36 PM  
But how did you acquire it?
I just filed a claim of ownership for the moon, the other eight planets and their moons, and sent it to the United Nations with a note stating that my intent was to subdivide and sell the property to anybody who wanted it. I told them that if they had a legal problem with it they should please let me know.

fakeplus.com

Sociopaths like that need to be Hanged, drawn and quartered .
 
2013-04-13 04:09:25 PM  
But, does he accept Bitcoins?
 
2013-04-13 04:12:07 PM  
The moon laughs knowingly.
The moon laughs.
The moon.
The.
 
2013-04-13 04:15:05 PM  
This is the greatest farking scam ever. Almost as good as the preacher scam.

Sole source of income since 1995. Think about that. Space enthusiasts, nerds, star trek fans are just sending this guy cash for a certificate claiming they "own" part of something they will never ever get to see, nor will their kids, or probably grand and great grandkids. A certificate that, when it comes down to people actually colonizing these places, will be laughed at and ignored, shredded, burned and peed on.

I'm so jelly I can't even express. I sincerely wish I lacked the morals to just sell people nothing for cash money.
 
2013-04-13 04:15:42 PM  
Done in 1
 
2013-04-13 04:20:17 PM  

neongoats: I'm so jelly I can't even express. I sincerely wish I lacked the morals to just sell people nothing for cash money.


img.timeinc.net
 
2013-04-13 04:21:41 PM  
M-O-O-N!  That spells genius!
 
2013-04-13 04:25:19 PM  

TyrantII: Sociopaths like that need to be Hanged, drawn and quartered .


He's essentially squatting. This is shady business at best but outright and downright bullshiat when he doesn't have the decency to visit on any of the locations he says he owns. No ones got the legal authority to give him ownership and he has no means to defend these property claims.
A deed from him isn't worth anything. Shame on anyone who falls for his scam.

The space treaty itself is a waste of time.
All of this questioning about who owns what in space is only going to last until someone starts making money out there.

dl.dropboxusercontent.com

After that, it won't take much to actually enforce a claim.
 
2013-04-13 04:26:01 PM  
He may THINK he owns the moon but Bank of America already foreclosed on it.
 
2013-04-13 04:28:19 PM  
images2.wikia.nocookie.net
Then I declare WAR!!
 
2013-04-13 05:07:09 PM  
I claim his soul.  And i will send the UN a letter to prove and smooth any legalities.
 
2013-04-13 05:12:18 PM  
someone should fake a letter to him FROM the UN saying something like

"sorry it took so long to get back to you, we are rather busy, but in answer to your question about the Moon...No, you can't own it.
Thank you for contacting the UN"
 
2013-04-13 05:21:58 PM  

kkinnison: I claim his soul.  And i will send the UN a letter to prove and smooth any legalities.


Sure, then you can sub-divide it and sell shares.  Why not, if people will pay you for it?
 
2013-04-13 05:52:08 PM  
That's okay. It only officializes my plan to be the first gypsy on the moon..

//still better than those blasted whalers..
 
2013-04-13 05:54:29 PM  
d.gr-assets.com

/deeds aren't even worth the paper they're printed on
 
2013-04-13 06:12:53 PM  

Omnivorous: Lunatic.


This.
 
2013-04-13 07:17:03 PM  
But basefree.cementhorizon.com
 
2013-04-13 07:25:50 PM  

DigitalCoffee: [d.gr-assets.com image 304x475]

/deeds aren't even worth the paper they're printed on


www.alice-dsl.net
 
2013-04-13 07:40:18 PM  
neongoats: Absolutely. D. D. Harriman (and, probably, Mariesa van Huyten) would like a word with this chap...
 
2013-04-13 07:46:33 PM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: neongoats: Absolutely. D. D. Harriman (and, probably, Mariesa van Huyten) would like a word with this chap...


At least D.D. Harriman was doing it to fund his dream of man colonizing the moon, this guy is just a farking huckster stealing money to sit on his ass.

If Elon Musk was selling parcels of prime moon real estate, that might actually be a realizable investment for your great great grandchildren, heh.
 
2013-04-13 08:09:14 PM  
This guy's a loony.
 
2013-04-13 08:15:15 PM  
I guess I should have read the thread instead of just searching for the text "loon."
 
2013-04-13 08:55:40 PM  

neongoats: This is the greatest farking scam ever. Almost as good as the preacher scam.

Sole source of income since 1995. Think about that. Space enthusiasts, nerds, star trek fans are just sending this guy cash for a certificate claiming they "own" part of something they will never ever get to see, nor will their kids, or probably grand and great grandkids. A certificate that, when it comes down to people actually colonizing these places, will be laughed at and ignored, shredded, burned and peed on.

I'm so jelly I can't even express. I sincerely wish I lacked the morals to just sell people nothing for cash money.


I've got one of those deeds. It actually looks good hanging on my wall.
 
2013-04-13 10:19:20 PM  
Sure, you own the moon. Now, let's talk about your back taxes...
 
2013-04-13 11:14:05 PM  
So he owns the Moon and the other planets?

Well...

Fark it. I declare war. Watch your back, dude.
 
2013-04-13 11:38:03 PM  

Stone Meadow: Forget owning the moon...I've been dreaming owning my own earth-like planet since I started reading sci-fi 50+ years ago.


d.gr-assets.com
 
2013-04-14 04:23:01 AM  
So who do we talk to at the UN to get this guy his proper response?
 
2013-04-14 08:56:26 AM  
 

The Pope of Manwich Village: But, does he accept Bitcoins?


Loony: Even though we're not located on Earth, we have a currency for our government. We're the only government that has any backing for its currency whatsoever, which are the helium-3 reserves on the surface of the moon. We have $6-quadrillion worth of helium reserves in our treasury right now.
 
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