[ExI] Energy options

Adrian Tymes atymes at gmail.com
Tue Mar 22 16:45:19 UTC 2011

2011/3/22 Stefano Vaj <stefano.vaj at gmail.com>:
> 2011/3/15 Adrian Tymes <atymes at gmail.com>
>> Just try getting permission to launch a fission rocket.
> "Permission" has little to do with physical feasibility.

Actually, yes it does.  You need to get permission from those who
can and will physically stop you if they do not give permission.

> Try to get permission to bomb Yugoslavia...

Yugoslavia was unable to prevent said bombing, therefore its
permission was irrelevant.

The FBI is easily able to prevent anyone in the US from assembling
and launching a fission rocket, therefore the permission of its
controller (the US government) is relevant.  Similar considerations
apply in other countries, and in international waters (depending on
which nation you're flagged to; if you're unflagged, the navies of many
nations including the US are relevant, and will deny you an ability to
operate based primarily on your not being flagged to any nation).

It might be possible, from the "government permission" angle, to do
this from some third world country (such as most of those along the
equator) - though you would have extra logistical problems getting
fissionable materials there.

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