I've been following developments at Samoa with interest ever since they began talking of selling the town. I thought back then how fun it would be to buy Samoa and turn it into a Libertopia- a totally libertarian community with the smallest local government possible. Hey, if I had the money and bought the place it would be mine to do with as I please. It would be interesting to see what would come of such an effort. I'm sure it would come with its own share of headaches and disappointments.
That said, Hank Sims' story on the New, New Samoa got me to thinking about it again. I've been wondering if it's such a good idea to put a lot of money into developing that town, or anything else on the peninsula for that matter? A good sized tsunami would tear that place apart, I would think. If you lived out there I wonder if you'd have enough time to get out of there if we had a big shake. Call me paranoid but just cause I'm paranoid doesn't mean there isn't a potential disaster lurking in the future for Samoa.
Of course, that begs the question of why anyone would want to invest time and money developing anywhere near the bay? If paranoids like me had their way, would anything ever get accomplished around here?