Hey, remember the proposed walled Citadel and its Best H.O.A. Ever? It’s an even bigger grift than it looked at first notice (surprise!). Commentor Trollhattan links to an update from the Seattle Times:
… The group has purchased 20 acres atop a mountain in the county and hopes to break ground shortly after summer 2013, the website said. More than 200 families already have applied to join the Citadel, according to its website.
The project would be a “martial endeavor designed to protect residents in times of peril” and “built as a fortified bastion of liberty,” the website says…
At least one core member lives near Coeur d’Alene, the group said. “It is our hope that the residents of Benewah County will quickly learn that our intent is to be an asset to their lives, not an intrusion,” the website said. But the project could move to Montana, Wyoming or a different Idaho county, it said.
At the center of the development is a firearms-manufacturing company, III Arms, that would employ residents and raise money to help fund the Citadel. The company was incorporated in Idaho in August, its headquarters listed in Gaithersburg, Md., a suburb of Washington, D.C.…
Foxconn must be sooo jealous. Sure, they have a captive workforce living in company dormitories bound by company rules, but I don’t think they’ve been able to demand their serfs buy Apple products as a condition of employment.
One or two square miles of the Citadel would be protected by walls and towers, the website said, adding that the community “intends to become a premiere tourist destination for Americans from sea to sea and border-to-border.”…
The application, with a $208 fee, asks if the person plans to raise livestock, farm or start a business at the Citadel. Residents also can choose to live inside or outside the community’s walls….
My emphases. You can join the Society for Creative Anachronism for only $45 — maximum family fee $75 — you won’t have to move to Idaho to participate, and you get to design your own coat of arms. On the other hand, SCAdians don’t encourage gunplay, at least with live rounds, which I guess is key to some peoples’ enjoyment.
Outside the Barony of Ye Gonne (Pratchett joke), what’s on the agenda tonight?