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**Tigeree****Member**- Registered: 2005-11-19
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Oh yeah, Keanu Reeves said that.

Earth was sold to aliens by the government? Why?

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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Why do people sell things?

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To get money. But what if the aliens didn't have Earth currency?

Then it could be bribery. For... protection? Or to not be destroyed...

That's all I got.

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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That is why people sell things?

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Is it? I don't know! I'm speculating.

I expect you to know.

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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You do not know?

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I've lost complete knowledge of why anyone does anything.

I'm just using my little knowledge of psychology to estimate.

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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What good will psychology do here? Beings sell things to make a profit or an equitable exchange.

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That's basically what I said originally.

Psychology works for some people...

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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Nope. We are discussing sales.

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But we were discussing the reason for the sale.

Like, why have the government sold Earth to the aliens?

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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Again, why do people sell things?

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I don't know!

I'll Google it, & find out.

GRR! Thought Yahoo Answers had something there but the question was deleted!

It would seem Google doesn't know either.

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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See post #58

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Oh yeah. ...awkward. Short term memory loss.

Well if you knew the answer, then why did you re-ask the question?

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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Because you asked the same question again. That is the answer for the second time.

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I did? Oh yeah. I was really just using that to make a point.

So... how much did the government make? & if they sold the Earth then why do they still need taxes?

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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They used a more ancient system than money.

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Oh. I see. So what did the government get in return for ownership of the Earth?

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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No you do not see. What system is older than the monetary system, more basic?

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uhhh... Trade?

That's what I implied when I asked...

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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They gave us technology and we gave them ...

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**Tigeree****Member**- Registered: 2005-11-19
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They gave us technology? Which technology?

When was this arrangement anyway?

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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Mostly surveillance and power for weaponry.

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**Tigeree****Member**- Registered: 2005-11-19
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I suspected as much.

Like what? It was the fission bomb wasn't it? Fusion, too? Hubble telescope? International space station?

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