Would you ever live in a planned community or in a company town?

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  1. weich

    weich Silver Belt

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    Recently there have been two major proposals for planned communities based around libertarian and/or militia ideologies.

    The first is The Citadel:

    The second is Glenn Beck's Independence, USA:



    Definition of a Company Town:

    If so, what type of town would you want to move to?
     
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    no I have seen the movie Walking Tall
     
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    For places that both espouse freedom, they sure seem to have a lot of rules.
     
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    not a fucking chance. People that seek to isolate aren't worth my time.
     
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    thebluerider caelgender ftw

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    over being homeless, yes.
     
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    this, I guess.
     
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    It seemed pretty sweet when Homer did it when he worked for Scorpio Enterprizes
     
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    Do you know where I can get a hammock?
     
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    Had a friend that's father worked for Chicago Bridge and Iron who moved to The Woodlands Texas. This is considered a Master Planned Community. I visited one time the set up of everything was so convenient it was a really nice town.

    Problem was my buddy changed upon moving to where no one knew him. He emulated a popular group of kids that ran around getting weird piercings and playing fuck awful music. With singers that scream things you can understand. I couldn't believe there were so many people running around thinking that was the way to be.
     
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    The Citadel's the place for you then!!

    You don't even have to finish the inside of your house!


    The Citadel is going to be 100% bums.
     
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    I'd move here

     
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    Feels like that community at the end of I Am Legend. Would not willingly isolate myself like that. Also reminds me of those religious cults that exclude themselves from society.

    Maybe I'm overdramatic. Hahhaa
     
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    They certainly don't.
     
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    Hell no, that sounds boring as hell.

    I would to hate to live in a town where everyone knows each other.
     
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    If you had 3,000+ families I think it would be hard to know everyone. I certainly can't remember roughly 12,000 people.
     
  18. Josh

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    I'm currently working in the oil & gas sector. The town I'm in certainly isn't a company town, but I'm living the life anyways. The company I work for owns a few houses here, and has a bunch of rooms booked in perpetuity in a few of the hotels. They fly me in to town, give me a truck, shuffle me around between house and hotel, pay for all of my food, and send me off to work. It's not bad. I do three weeks in and 10 days out.

    There's also a town close to here that was built entirely in one year to service the local mining industry. I think the houses and businesses are all private title, but it still has that company town feel to it.
     

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