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That could have worked only until the king in the north moment.  Stannis could not have accepted that, and its unlikely he would have the charm or diplomacy to make an offer as sweet as renlys.  Remember, ned actually liked renly as a friend, stannis he merely respected.

Unless this is another show vs book thing, I don't think that's true.  Stannis was prepared to accept Mance's surrender despite the fact that Mance had named himself king.  Presuming Robb was willing to kneel for the man his father backed, I don't see that being an issue.  Robb didn't need to be bought off with a sweet deal or otherwise, if he kept his inheritance as Warden of the North he'd presumably have been happy.

Of course, if all the players were rational actors, the Iron Islands would not have rejected the North's alliance, and the North, Stormlands, and Iron Islands would have crushed the Lannisters while the Riverlands, Reach, and Vale watched from the sidelines.

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The Riverlands were already fighting alongside the North, since the war started with Tywin burning, looting, and raping the Riverlands in retaliation for Catelyn's abduction of Tyrion.

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Eating is not the only thing with inherent value.  Water, for example, has value whether obama tells me it does or not.  A dollar bill does not.

 

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Money can be thought of like a language (symbolic power) and the utterance of a word has no 'inherent value' but think of its possible power!

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Unless this is another show vs book thing, I don't think that's true.  Stannis was prepared to accept Mance's surrender despite the fact that Mance had named himself king.  Presuming Robb was willing to kneel for the man his father backed, I don't see that being an issue.  Robb didn't need to be bought off with a sweet deal or otherwise, if he kept his inheritance as Warden of the North he'd presumably have been happy.

Of course, if all the players were rational actors, the Iron Islands would not have rejected the North's alliance, and the North, Stormlands, and Iron Islands would have crushed the Lannisters while the Riverlands, Reach, and Vale watched from the sidelines.

Its show vs. book.  In book, Stannis said he could not allow another person to call themselves king.  When Mance refused to renounce his target, that put mannis in a tough spot, because he desperately wanted an ally among the free folk.  But mannis couldn't back down on his word, so he "executed" mance (it was actually a fake execution, mance was set free to help jon). 

Same with robb.  Mannis told cat that he could not allow robb to call himself king, and unless he backed down from that title he was a traitor too.  Renly had the wisdom to emphasize the common history and mutual enemies of the two houses, and say robb could call himself king if he wished as long as he acknowledged renly.  Which, btw, is part of the reason why book renly was a legit contender whereas showrenly is just a poser.  He wasn't a fighter, but he had robert's charm, experience ruling, support of 2 major houses, and was legitimately well liked by everyone.

Robb might well have knelt to mannis.  But we don't know.

Even if the ironborn joined, all they bring is ships.  Ships can raid lannisport and harass the tyrells, but otherwise, its still down to lannister + tyrell vs riverlands/north.

The Riverlands were already fighting alongside the North, since the war started with Tywin burning, looting, and raping the Riverlands in retaliation for Catelyn's abduction of Tyrion.

Correct.  And ofc it was a trap.  Tywin knew "the man who passes the sentence should swing the sword," so he set up a small scale injustice while Bobby B was out of town.  He knew Ned would declare the Mt a traitor, then go out personally with a small force to kill him.  There was an ambush waiting, with plans to capture ned, giving them the piece they needed to trade for tyrion and end the war, under direction from big bobby.

Then Jamie fucked that plan by injuring ned, forcing him to send out dondarrion.  They got cut up, leading to the band without brothers.  The bloody mummers exceeded their orders and torched the entire region, ensuring the riverlands would fight lannister to the end, and the north rallied.

Great job, tywin the tactial genius.

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We did not spend our way back to a healthy economy in WW2.

Actually we did., but not exactly as I stated and you replied too.  Aggressive monetary expansion came first which greatly improved the economy, and then the war started.  Full employment came rapidly, a lot of men went on the payroll as soldiers or as producers of military necessities, and a lot of woman went on the payroll too.  Plus the US ran a command economy, several offices of the G ran various price and commodity controls to prevent war profiteering and to make sure strategic resources were used properly.  However, read this:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/14/business/economy/from-world-war-ii-economic-lessons-for-today.html?_r=2&pagewanted=print&pagewanted=all

And this

http://eml.berkeley.edu/~cromer/What Ended the Great Depression.pdf

Expansionary monetary policy clearly had a great effect.

Another issue is that in any type of global upheaval, or even a regional one, the USA benefits.  That's because if people and capital flee they flee here.  That's why the USA will always have an immigration problem, its the best to live in and store capital and that perception is global.  Look at this game, most of the best players are Asians who don't live in Asia.  The Chinese Government should hack WG to prevent it from drawing Chinese Gaming Dissedents into America and Canada for good ping.

 

BTW, if any hot danish girls need a good dicking, I volunteer.

But you can buy a moment of happiness and assurances that she will go away and let you play WOT.

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The Depression was effectively ended by the fact that WW2 smashed most of the competing industrial base in the world.  IIRC, after 1945 a huge percentage of the world's intact industrial plant was in the U.S.  The war ended unemployment, but spending did nothing good economically.  By the logic of your argument, the government could pay men to build shacks and another group of men to demolished an them a day later, and we'd spend our way out of a Depression.

It doesn't work like that.  Economic corrections do need to happen as quickly as possible so that capacity can align itself with demand.  This is why the government went in exactly the wrong direction after 1929; increased government control of production and prices always distorts honest price signals.

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Eating is not the only thing with inherent value.  Water, for example, has value whether obama tells me it does or not.  A dollar bill does not.

 

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Actually liberals believe the same as you, that a dollar bill has no inherent value outside of its use as a medium of exchange.  We also believe water does have value, so much so that we are willing to protect the environment to make sure we have enough of it.  Its the conservatives that choose a little extra money and pollution over the environment. 

Here is an example:

Where I live (South Florida) Global warming is a big issue because for us because this is a nice place to live and we want to live here.  But for the last 5 years average high tide has gone up 5 inches.  So this is a problem at high tide:

2lthqtk.jpg

That's SALT WATER, not rain water.  However, the argument that tackling global warming now costs too much money ignores the massive capital losses that are occurring right now because houses like those in my picture flood during high tide.  So do hotels, they just built a Margeritaville here and during high tide you cant get there because the street floods all the way up to the door.  That's a capital loss before they even open.  But still, I bet the people who own the hotel are against any measure to help with Global Warming and its effects even.

I think a lot of this has to do with the short term view of most people that manage capital or investments.  Most view 10 years from now as 40 quarterly reports away, and that's just stupid.  Look  at PIMCO, when Mohamed El-Erian left (the longest of the long investors) they tanked because Bill Gross (who took credit for what he did) thought that inflation was just around the corner and invested that way instead of just riding it out.  I recommend people listen to El-Erian and also Hugh Young at Aberdeen Asia, who had the balls to say this, something no American Asset Manager will say:

“One thing I guarantee clients is that there will be periods when we underperform,” said Young, speaking exclusively to FE Trustnet.

“Fund managers who promise to outperform every year are kidding themselves and investors.”

Plus, look him up.  He doesn't look like a rock-star manager, he looks like one of those people who is just smarter than you and he knows it and doesn't waste his time worrying about his image.  Like here:

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/videos/2015-08-26/market-volatility-offers-opportunities

China markets getting buried, blood on the streets, and he is saying what a great time to buy.

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Actually liberals believe the same as you, that a dollar bill has no inherent value outside of its use as a medium of exchange.  We also believe water does have value, so much so that we are willing to protect the environment to make sure we have enough of it.  Its the conservatives that choose a little extra money and pollution over the environment. 

Here is an example:

Where I live (South Florida) Global warming is a big issue because for us because this is a nice place to live and we want to live here.  But for the last 5 years average high tide has gone up 5 inches.  So this is a problem at high tide:

2lthqtk.jpg

That's SALT WATER, not rain water.  However, the argument that tackling global warming now costs too much money ignores the massive capital losses that are occurring right now because houses like those in my picture flood during high tide.  So do hotels, they just built a Margeritaville here and during high tide you cant get there because the street floods all the way up to the door.

 

You assume the rest of us will miss California and Florida...

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The Depression was effectively ended by the fact that WW2 smashed most of the competing industrial base in the world.  IIRC, after 1945 a huge percentage of the world's intact industrial plant was in the U.S.  The war ended unemployment, but spending did nothing good economically.

IIRC the US consumer was getting richer throughout the war, in contrast to say the UK where we had rations and people getting poorer. The US had so much industrial capacity then it could build an aircraft carrier a week AND put as much food on the table as people needed.

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The Depression was effectively ended by the fact that WW2 smashed most of the competing industrial base in the world.  IIRC, after 1945 a huge percentage of the world's intact industrial plant was in the U.S.  The war ended unemployment, but spending did nothing good economically.  By the logic of your argument, the government could pay men to build shacks and another group of men to demolished an them a day later, and we'd spend our way out of a Depression.

It doesn't work like that.  Economic corrections do need to happen as quickly as possible so that capacity can align itself with demand.  This is why the government went in exactly the wrong direction after 1929; increased government control of production and prices always distorts honest price signals.

You didn't read anything I sent did you.

 

Buying offers better tax benefits than renting though.

It does, but only if SHE doesn't decide to sell.  Renting does offer variety though. 

 

 

 

So no a44 advice from GARBAD or anyone else?  Weird tank, but seems ok.  I am not a tank skipper, but does it prep you for the 416?

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I'm trying to improve the traverse on my 704, currently I've got clutch braking at 70% as my third skill but I'm thinking about retraining to off road. First two skills are camo and bia. What's your take?

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IIRC the US consumer was getting richer throughout the war, in contrast to say the UK where we had rations and people getting poorer. The US had so much industrial capacity then it could build an aircraft carrier a week AND put as much food on the table as people needed.

Sort of.  The USA compared to the UK (and most other places) was self-sufficient, especially in the food, textile and petroleum industries.  The USA had rationing and price controls and jobs and travel restrictions, so you couldn't spend your earned wages even if you wanted too.  You were forced to save in an economy just coming out of a depression, in those cases people will save over and above what they normally would.  Looking backwards, most rationing and price controls here were not needed, but that's benefit of hindsight.

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I'd go repair but your choice is valid too.

Thanks. Everyone else has repair as the third skill and with bia, food, and vents I think I can get away with not having repair on the driver until the 5th skill.

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I'm trying to improve the traverse on my 704, currently I've got clutch braking at 70% as my third skill but I'm thinking about retraining to off road. First two skills are camo and bia. What's your take?

I forgot how bad the traverse on the 704 is. I got massively embarrassed trying to out turn a T95 once.

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Its show vs. book.  In book, Stannis said he could not allow another person to call themselves king.  When Mance refused to renounce his target, that put mannis in a tough spot, because he desperately wanted an ally among the free folk.  But mannis couldn't back down on his word, so he "executed" mance (it was actually a fake execution, mance was set free to help jon). 

Same with robb.  Mannis told cat that he could not allow robb to call himself king, and unless he backed down from that title he was a traitor too.  Renly had the wisdom to emphasize the common history and mutual enemies of the two houses, and say robb could call himself king if he wished as long as he acknowledged renly.  Which, btw, is part of the reason why book renly was a legit contender whereas showrenly is just a poser.  He wasn't a fighter, but he had robert's charm, experience ruling, support of 2 major houses, and was legitimately well liked by everyone.

Robb might well have knelt to mannis.  But we don't know.

Even if the ironborn joined, all they bring is ships.  Ships can raid lannisport and harass the tyrells, but otherwise, its still down to lannister + tyrell vs riverlands/north.

I always hated how Renly was handled by GRRM, regardless of the strength of his claim in books vs show.  One of the Five Kings should not just get magicked out of the story.

At one point the ironborn were enough of a land power to create Harrenhal, I doubt they're quite that much of a bantamweight.  And I don't really see why the Tyrells would join the Lannisters in that spot.  The Tyrells joined the Lannisters because they were winning and the Tyrells wanted to keep/consolidate further power.  If the Lannisters were facing the North + Ironborn + Riverlands in one alliance and the Baratheons in one form or another on the third side, I don't see the Tyrells throwing in to save the Lannisters.  They'd be equally happy to watch the other families tear down them down.  Absent the Lannisters, the Tyrells are the power in Westeros, especially with a Reach untouched by war.

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I always hated how Renly was handled by GRRM, regardless of the strength of his claim in books vs show.  One of the Five Kings should not just get magicked out of the story.

At one point the ironborn were enough of a land power to create Harrenhal, I doubt they're quite that much of a bantamweight.  And I don't really see why the Tyrells would join the Lannisters in that spot.  The Tyrells joined the Lannisters because they were winning and the Tyrells wanted to keep/consolidate further power.  If the Lannisters were facing the North + Ironborn + Riverlands in one alliance and the Baratheons in one form or another on the third side, I don't see the Tyrells throwing in to save the Lannisters.  They'd be equally happy to watch the other families tear down them down.  Absent the Lannisters, the Tyrells are the power in Westeros, especially with a Reach untouched by war.

Ironborn didn't make harrenhall.  King Harren did.  His line ended on the Field of Fire.  He was from the Riverlands tho.  The ironborn are pretty much chumps from the start.

 

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Ironborn didn't make harrenhall.  King Harren did.  His line ended on the Field of Fire.  He was from the Riverlands tho.  The ironborn are pretty much chumps from the start.

Harren may have been born in the Riverlands, but he was still of the Ironborn ruling house.  His grandfather just happened to have conquered the Riverlands, which was pretty much my point.  Not the castle itself so much, but the fact that the Ironborn could muster enough of an army to conquer a decent swath of the mainland not long ago.  They're one of the lesser houses in terms of land power after Aegon's conquest, sure, but not a total afterthought.

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