DailyDirt: (Not So) Huge Tracts Of Land...

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Maybe if you had a sizable fortune, you wouldn't want huge tracts of land to live on, but more than a few billionaires seem to like owning islands or a few hundred acres in remote locations. But you don't necessarily have to be rich to rule a tiny part of the world -- you just need to have the will to do it. Sorta. After you've finished checking out those links, take a look at our Daily Deals for cool gadgets and other awesome stuff.

Filed Under: billionaires, dictator, mark zuckerberg, micronations, pontinha, private islands, real estate, renato barros


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    mr. sim (profile), 20 May 2015 @ 5:29pm

    isn't it ironic that zuckerberg tells people privacy is dead and then spends millions securing his own? maybe what he should have said is privacy is dead if your poor.

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      Anonymous Coward, 20 May 2015 @ 5:53pm

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      Mark Zuckerberg also famously said that people who trusted him to respect their privacy were "dumb fucks" -- a point that Zuckerberg has proven many times over.

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        Anonymous Coward, 20 May 2015 @ 8:34pm

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        Hahaha - with raising water levels he buys land on an island ... who is the dumb fuck?

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        Anonymous Coward, 20 May 2015 @ 8:37pm

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        Is there a list of Zuckerberg-isms like the dumb fuck and this privacy "say one thing do another" event so that I can post 'em to facebook in an attempt to be banned from facebook by facebook?

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      Mason Wheeler (profile), 21 May 2015 @ 8:34am

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      This practice is really nothing new. Obnoxious rich folks have been doing it for a long time. How long? Consider the following:

      Woe unto them that join house to house, that lay field to field, till there be no place, that they may be placed alone in the midst of the earth!

      -- Isaiah 5: 8

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    Anonymous Coward, 20 May 2015 @ 6:16pm

    Sometimes I really wish for the political climate of America as depicted in Neal Stephenson's Snow Crash where every neighborhood is it's own micronation.

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    Shadow Firebird, 20 May 2015 @ 10:46pm

    "That no-one has ever heard of"?

    Picky, I know, but that's clearly not true.

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    Bamboo Harvester (profile), 21 May 2015 @ 4:27am

    no one has ever heard of these places

    Really? I've held a Baronetcy in Sealand for over thirty years.

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    mdpopescu (profile), 21 May 2015 @ 12:06pm

    Crazy?

    I guess we can't all be Hos...

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