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Is There Anybody Out There?

The words “Is There Anybody Out There?”, are part of the lyrics of the largely instrumental song from the Pink Floyd album The Wall. One may think that nobody is out there on the islands of the UMMOA, but that is not entirely true.

The Mayor of Cyberterra has established the domain’s terrestrial coordinates by convention at 43°0’0″ North and 15°0’0″ East, a mathematical point in the middle of the Adriatic Sea, and literally in the middle of nowhere. While ships frequently pass by near Cyberterra, we are certain that the Germans Agnes Fakesch and Christian Kapik visited Cyberterra on 15 May 2007. For these reasons, Cyberterra is a cybernetic realm, not a virtual realm. You cannot physically visit a virtual realm, but you can visit a cybernetic one.

Although Navassa Island is uninhabited, transient Haitian fishermen and others have been known to camp on the island.

Serranilla Bank’s Yahoo Islet, aka Beacon Cay, the largest islet in the Bank, is overbuilt with small military facilities that house a small rotating garrison of Colombian naval personnel. There is a lighthouse on a coral ledge in the southwest approach to the bank. The lighthouse was first erected in 1982, and was reconstructed in May 2008 by the Colombian Ministry of Defence. It is currently maintained by the Colombian Navy despite US constitutional claims under the provisions of the Guano Islands Act (persons born on Serranilla Bank to non-citizens are considered by the United States to be US nationals, but not US citizens). Colombia also claims Bajo Nuevo Bank as part of the department of San Andrés and Providencia, and naval patrols in the area are carried out by the San Andrés fleet.

The US Coast Guard visits Jarvis Island annually only to make sure everything is okay. Same situation applies to Baker Island and Howland Island.

Limited visits to the Palmyra Atoll National Wildlife Refuge are allowed, including those by private recreational sailboat or motorboat. Visits must have prior approval however, with access to Tallini Island (aka Cooper Island) arranged through the Nature Conservancy.

Kingman Reef is wetted or awash most of the times, and it is uninhabited. Amateur radio operators from around the world have occasionally visited the reef to put it “on the air” through DX-peditions.

On Midway Atoll, the US Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) employs about 6 staff personnel, and has about 10 to 12 volunteers stay for 3 to 4 month stints throughout the year. Also, the USFWS has brought out a contractor to operate the facilities at Midway. This company is the Chugach Alaska Corporation, and it is a Native American corporation based out of Anchorage, Alaska. Additionally, Midway has 4 airport/fireman contract workers, and one Port Authority (PA) worker.

The facilities on Wake Island are also managed by the civilian Chugach Alaska Corporation. The 611th Air Support Group consists of two squadrons that provide surveillance radars, airfields, communications, and worldwide-ready Eleventh Air Force (EAF) warriors for homeland defense, decisive force projection, and aerospace command and control in Alaska. We found out recently that on 1 October 2010, the 611th Air Support Group is adding eight tropical locations in the Pacific to the list of sites it already manages around Alaska, and two of the locations will be Wake Island and Johnston Atoll (apparently 1,200 US military and civilian contractor personnel are stationed on Johnston Atoll).

When one thinks that some UMMOA islands are only inhabited by military personnel from not one, but two countries, only on official tour of duty, and/or inhabited by temporary civilian contractors, most of them not even American nationals or citizens; that some UMMOA islands are only visited about once a year, or even less frequently; that two people visited an UMMOA quasi-island and/or cybernetic realm, and thus had no terra firma to actually land on; and that according to some sources, ETs and Terrestrials have met on Johnston Atoll’s remote Kita Island (aka Akau Island) in November 2009, so even some ‘non-humans’ may have temporarily visited the UMMOA; then it is clear that only a few can claim to possess real UMMOA citizenship, and the few who possess real UMMOA citizenship are the ones that live every day on the UMMOA through their minds, and through their service, but also the ones who maintain, or help maintain, the UMMOA’s .um top-level domain (TLD) every day are clearly UMMOA citizens, and you cannot rationally take it away from them — not even I can’t! — because they can provide Proof of UMMOA Citizenship that is sufficient in any court of law. Everybody else is either a US or Columbian soldier; a Haitian fisherman; a transient worker employed by a Native American corporation, and who may be a Thai citizen; or even an Extraterrestrial. All of these people are clearly non-UMMOA citizens.

Is there anybody out there? Sure there is, and he/she is an Ummoagian, even though he/she never set foot on any UMMOA soil! Everybody else is really just in transit; everybody else simply doesn’t belong to the place, and may even have come from Outer Space!

Ummoagians are not people from a place (past), but people going to a place (future).


Special Request to All Nations

The Governor of Independent Long Island (ILI), who is now also acting as the Governor of the United Micronations Multi-Oceanic Archipelago (UMMOA), is working with a sophisticated art studio in order to design the first ILI and UMMOA passports.

The passports will be the sole property of the ILI and UMMOA governments respectively. It shall be illegal to for anyone but the bearer to use the passports, and alterations or mutilations could make the passports invalid. The passports shall be printed in compliance with highest international standards possible; they shall be issued without purpose of deceit or profit; and all precautions shall be taken to ensure the validity of the bearer’s identification data. The bearer of the passport shall be solely responsible for any consequences derived from the use of the ILI and UMMOA passports as an identification document.

The purpose of both the ILI and UMMOA passport in the Official World, i.e. the First, Second, and Third Worlds, is to allow conventional government officers to permit nationals of ILI or UMMOA, “to pass without delay or hindrance and in the case of need to give all lawful aid and protection.”

The purpose of both the ILI and UMMOA passport in the unofficial Fourth and Fifth Worlds is less certain, and still under examination.

Both ILI and UMMOA are members of the Micronational Professional Registry (MPR), Live Nations (LN), and the Commonwealth Nations Research Society (CNRS). It would be nice if other MPR, LN, and/or CNRS nations would step forward to legally recognise the ILI and UMMOA passports, even though this is not a requirement to their membership in those organisations.

ILI is also a member of the Middlebury Institute (Registry of North American Separatist Organizations), while UMMOA thus far hasn’t made the Registry. It would be nice if something could be done in an official manner by the Middlebury Institute. Perhaps the Middlebury Institute could encourage other organisations to recognise the passport(s), and who knows, this could actually start something new and beneficial to the whole secessionist movement.

At one time the virtual ancestor of both the territorial ILI and UMMOA, the still alive TTF-Bucksfan, was informally recognised as a micronation by the Government of the Principality of Sealand. Since then, not much else has happened, even though TTF-Bucksfan produced other prodigies in national and territorial form. It would be nice if the said Government would legally recognise and accept the passports of ILI and UMMOA at least for the tourist purposes of officially visiting Sealand.

At one time the virtual ancestor of both the territorial ILI and UMMOA, the still alive TTF-Bucksfan, was fully recognised by the Kingdom of Pictland-in-Exile. Since then, not much else has happened, even though the Governor of both ILI and UMMOA has continued to support that nation in every way he could. It would be nice if the said Government would also legally recognise and accept the passports of ILI and UMMOA.

Of course, since these passports are to be authentic legal ID documents besides travel documents, perhaps various nations, micronations, institutions, and/or organisations can present ideas or proposals on how to further make the ILI and UMMOA passports useful in other ways. Things like discounts, special privileges, and special tours for passport bearers come to mind, but the Governor is of course open to other ideas as well.

All nations and micronations that wish to participate will receive a PDF copy of the first four pages and covers of the Governor’s own passport(s) for the purpose of easy recognition. The Governor of ILI and UMMOA also pledges to reciprocate with legal recognition of the other nations’ passports, with other possible incentives/privileges to passport holders if possible, whether the nation already has a passport and passport-issuing bureau, or not.

Of course, the Governor of ILI and UMMOA is also open to the development of a Special Convention with all other interested territorial nations and micronations, for the specific purpose of speeding the way towards the legal recognition of any passport issued by a recognised territorial entity without the formal status of a state, and he is also willing to work with other international governmental organisations for accords with ILI and UMMOA, but also for possible inter-international organisation accords with the Micronational Professional Registry (MPR) and Live Nations (LN).

Interested parties may contact the Governor either through the Independent Long Island (ILI) or the United Micronations Multi-Oceanic Archipelago (UMMOA) websites.