America 2.0: colonists wanted


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welcome to the neocolonies
The plan is to build a billion population city one square mile village at a time. By dividing up that square mile into 640 acres, allocating six hundred as one acre residential lots, twenty acres for roads, leaving twenty acres for commercial development. That means companies can pay a billion dollars for the hundred year lease of twenty acres of land in each square mile village and build their five four acre megatowers and those funds can be used to provide six hundred families with an acre, a solar powered shipping container starter house, a Tesla electric car, and five hundred thousand dollars in the bank. Companies will no longer need to pay taxes, there wont be a need for pensions and unemployment benifits, and best of all homelessness and poverty can be ended. The four hundred million remaining will pay for schools and hospitals.


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{background voiceover:} "A new life awaits you in the Off-world colonies! A chance to begin again in a golden land of opportunity and adventure!"

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SLAaDOS wrote:
{background voiceover:} "A new life awaits you in the Off-world colonies! A chance to begin again in a golden land of opportunity and adventure!"

Built in north America...doublefacepalm


Will the roads be solar?

You do realize that 20 acres of roads is around 7 miles of roadway? That isn't even enough road to access all the housing lots. You need close to 3 acres of road to go one mile.

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Vod Canockers wrote:

Will the roads be solar?

You do realize that 20 acres of roads is around 7 miles of roadway? That isn't even enough road to access all the housing lots. You need close to 3 acres of road to go one mile.

Lets go with narrow lanes for that rural village feel.


No company is going to pay a billion dollars up front for land in a small village to build on.

And if you're going for the rural village feel, the four acre megatowers are going to clash. They're also going to need more than those narrow lanes.

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thejeff wrote:


No company is going to pay a billion dollars up front for land in a small village to build on.

And if you're going for the rural village feel, the four acre megatowers are going to clash. They're also going to need more than those narrow lanes.

Megatowers can link village to village by monorail...and chopper. The surrounding village needs to feel rural.


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But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright Brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.

Carl Sagan

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Ooh...I want to live in a Darco.


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yellowdingo wrote:
SLAaDOS wrote:
{background voiceover:} "A new life awaits you in the Off-world colonies! A chance to begin again in a golden land of opportunity and adventure!"
Built in north America...doublefacepalm

OK, we can do North America...

{background voiceover:} "America is a capitalistic wasteland. Within it lies a city. Outside the boundary walls, a socialist desert. A cursed earth. Inside the walls, a cursed city, stretching from Boston to Washington D.C. An unbroken concrete landscape. 800 million people living in the ruin of the old world and the mega structures of the new one. Mega blocks. Mega highways. Mega Dingo One."

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder PF Special Edition, Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Spanky the Leprechaun wrote:

But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright Brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.

Carl Sagan

There's also the matter that Columbus was outright WRONG. He seriously underestimated the distance that India would have been the long way around, and his crew would have starved to death if the American continents did not get in his way. Nor did he even once recognize the fact after four Voyages that he never reached the East Indies. It's not necessarily true that so many rejected Columbus because they were Flat Earthers, only that he did not have a route that would be profitable to the East Indies over the one already used and dominated by Portugal, and in the end his Voyages gave no initial return on the investment Isabella put into them, which is among the reasons why he came home from his last voyage in shackles.

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LazarX wrote:
Spanky the Leprechaun wrote:

But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright Brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.

Carl Sagan

There's also the matter that Columbus was outright WRONG. He seriously underestimated the distance that India would have been the long way around, and his crew would have starved to death if the American continents did not get in his way. Nor did he even once recognize the fact after four Voyages that he never reached the East Indies. It's not necessarily true that so many rejected Columbus because they were Flat Earthers, only that he did not have a route that would be profitable to the East Indies over the one already used and dominated by Portugal, and in the end his Voyages gave no initial return on the investment Isabella put into them, which is among the reasons why he came home from his last voyage in shackles.

Columbus was likely thinking what are the odds there is a continent in my way running from the north pole to south pole...at best a sea of islands like on the south pacific charts.

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SLAaDOS wrote:
yellowdingo wrote:
SLAaDOS wrote:
{background voiceover:} "A new life awaits you in the Off-world colonies! A chance to begin again in a golden land of opportunity and adventure!"
Built in north America...doublefacepalm

OK, we can do North America...

{background voiceover:} "America is a capitalistic wasteland. Within it lies a city. Outside the boundary walls, a socialist desert. A cursed earth. Inside the walls, a cursed city, stretching from Boston to Washington D.C. An unbroken concrete landscape. 800 million people living in the ruin of the old world and the mega structures of the new one. Mega blocks. Mega highways. Mega Dingo One."

Judge slaad! What have you been told about monologues.


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yellowdingo wrote:
LazarX wrote:
Spanky the Leprechaun wrote:

But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright Brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.

Carl Sagan

There's also the matter that Columbus was outright WRONG. He seriously underestimated the distance that India would have been the long way around, and his crew would have starved to death if the American continents did not get in his way. Nor did he even once recognize the fact after four Voyages that he never reached the East Indies. It's not necessarily true that so many rejected Columbus because they were Flat Earthers, only that he did not have a route that would be profitable to the East Indies over the one already used and dominated by Portugal, and in the end his Voyages gave no initial return on the investment Isabella put into them, which is among the reasons why he came home from his last voyage in shackles.
Columbus was likely thinking what are the odds there is a continent in my way running from the north pole to south pole...at best a sea of islands like on the south pacific charts.

He probably bullshitted the numbers, because selling a 3000 mile trip is easier than selling a 12000 mile trip.

Backers are kinda useful, and if they're not hip to Eratosthenes, you oughtta tell them that Cipangu is 3000 miles thatta way instead of 12000 miles......

Or, as Bob told Nadine in Drugstore Cowboy, "Next time you step into the middle of one of my deals to help me with my arithmetic, I'll sell you to the first one-eyed carnival freak I can find for a pack of chewing gum!"

NSFW.......narcotics dealing....

Liberty's Edge

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yellowdingo wrote:

welcome to the neocolonies

The plan is to build a billion population city one square mile village at a time. By dividing up that square mile into 640 acres, allocating six hundred as one acre residential lots, twenty acres for roads, leaving twenty acres for commercial development. That means companies can pay a billion dollars for the hundred year lease of twenty acres of land in each square mile village and build their five four acre megatowers and those funds can be used to provide six hundred families with an acre, a solar powered shipping container starter house, a Tesla electric car, and five hundred thousand dollars in the bank. Companies will no longer need to pay taxes, there wont be a need for pensions and unemployment benifits, and best of all homelessness and poverty can be ended. The four hundred million remaining will pay for schools and hospitals.

Don't listen to the nay sayers, I think this is a great idea! So good in fact it is probably worthy of being your life's work. And actually, it is definitely worthy of being your life's work. You should probably get started on it right away, and remember to devote ALL your time to it, no more free time to post on Paizo, that's time you could be calling companies to get their billion dollar donations. . .


ShadowcatX wrote:

Don't listen to the nay sayers, I think this is a great idea! So good in fact it is probably worthy of being your life's work. And actually, it is definitely worthy of being your life's work. You should probably get started on it right away, and remember to devote ALL your time to it, no more free time to post on Paizo, that's time you could be calling companies to get their billion dollar donations. . .

I know what you're trying to do, but it won't work. He doesn't have the gumption to pull it off.


ShadowcatX wrote:
yellowdingo wrote:

welcome to the neocolonies

The plan is to build a billion population city one square mile village at a time. By dividing up that square mile into 640 acres, allocating six hundred as one acre residential lots, twenty acres for roads, leaving twenty acres for commercial development. That means companies can pay a billion dollars for the hundred year lease of twenty acres of land in each square mile village and build their five four acre megatowers and those funds can be used to provide six hundred families with an acre, a solar powered shipping container starter house, a Tesla electric car, and five hundred thousand dollars in the bank. Companies will no longer need to pay taxes, there wont be a need for pensions and unemployment benifits, and best of all homelessness and poverty can be ended. The four hundred million remaining will pay for schools and hospitals.
Don't listen to the nay sayers, I think this is a great idea! So good in fact it is probably worthy of being your life's work. And actually, it is definitely worthy of being your life's work. You should probably get started on it right away, and remember to devote ALL your time to it, no more free time to post on Paizo, that's time you could be calling companies to get their billion dollar donations. . .

~laughter~ Nice try. Sadly, I doubt that it will work.

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder PF Special Edition, Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Spanky the Leprechaun wrote:
yellowdingo wrote:
LazarX wrote:
Spanky the Leprechaun wrote:

But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright Brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.

Carl Sagan

There's also the matter that Columbus was outright WRONG. He seriously underestimated the distance that India would have been the long way around, and his crew would have starved to death if the American continents did not get in his way. Nor did he even once recognize the fact after four Voyages that he never reached the East Indies. It's not necessarily true that so many rejected Columbus because they were Flat Earthers, only that he did not have a route that would be profitable to the East Indies over the one already used and dominated by Portugal, and in the end his Voyages gave no initial return on the investment Isabella put into them, which is among the reasons why he came home from his last voyage in shackles.
Columbus was likely thinking what are the odds there is a continent in my way running from the north pole to south pole...at best a sea of islands like on the south pacific charts.

He probably b$&~*#!@ted the numbers, because selling a 3000 mile trip is easier than selling a 12000 mile trip.

Backers are kinda useful, and if they're not hip to Eratosthenes, you oughtta tell them that Cipangu is 3000 miles thatta way instead of 12000 miles......

Or, as Bob told Nadine in Drugstore Cowboy, "Next time you step into the middle of one of my deals to help me with my arithmetic, I'll sell you to the first one-eyed carnival freak I can find for a pack of chewing gum!"

NSFW.......narcotics dealing....

In that case, you have your choice of wrong or criminally irresponsible. You're either advocating that he knew the journey should be 12,000 miles and only packed food and water for 3,000 (his sailors were practically starving on landfall), or that he didn't know, and only survived out of dumb luck.


Well, I will petition that .gov site to see if it can be renamed "Washington D.L." ie District of LazarXia, since you apparently would have done it righter.

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