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  • fredflavius fredflavius Jun 22, 2013 11:08 PM Flag

    Grepolis has the metaphor i'm looking for

    in the online strategy game Grepolis you can switch gods depending upon whom you think can best serve your current needs here is the pertinent thought for the politician It is therefore quite useful to change the god you worship many times throughout the game,

    In Grepolis, there are five gods, Zeus, Poseidon, Hera, Athena and Hades, with Artemis being available only in Hero Worlds. Each god can enact four different divine powers (which affect different things such as troop attack or resource income or even defence) and call upon two unique mythical units.

    In the Temple you can select which god you would like to worship. Each city can choose which god to worship, however each city can only worship one god at a time. The higher the level of your Temple, the more favour you earn from your chosen god. You can spend this favour to enact divine powers or call upon mythical units.

    What god is right for your city depends on your situation. It is therefore quite useful to change the god you worship many times throughout the game, as well as having different gods for each city. Do this wisely, for when you switch gods you lose all your favour as well as mythical units and divine powers from your previous god.

    it's like that story i used to hear about switching gods depending on who was thought to best deliver rain at any particular time -

    pitchforks came out when fannie needed the bailout in the Uh oh's - but now in another unprounceable decade Fannie Mae is the taxpayers friend - Fannie Mae needs to be right sized - Fannie Mae can and will continue to make a contribution to our society - this whole talk of winddown was largely held under a completely different congress with a different president - politicians will definitely sing a different tune now that fannie is profitable - they will chant psalms instead of point fingers - they will heap praise and keep a rosin bag under their belt for all the gladhanding

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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    • ohmygoddard Jun 23, 2013 1:04 AM Flag

      Fred, while I appreciate your story, I disagree. Ever since 2008, I realized that the responsibility lay squarely with the banks, and that MBS were just another vehicle in the market. However, the fact that the government essentially nationalized Fannie and Freddie opened a completely different world of unethical business. It was not only tragic that banks had defrauded people who were making honest payments on their homes, by allowing unworthy buyers to take out loans, but it was a complete disaster to see the government start to take businesses into conservatorship, and create far more damage than would have been inflicted if they had simply provided loans and oversight, prosecuting the criminals, etc. The system was not the issue, the issue was in the government related errors, their lack of oversight of the banks -- as the Republican party often supports -- and the lack of attention to the people at Fannie Mae telling Congress that the subprime loans were not up to the standards of Fannie and Freddie.

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      • rmurphree Jun 23, 2013 10:58 AM Flag

        I agree with you that the major cause of the housing debacle was greed and fraud. If you don't believe that, then why is Fannie's lawsuit against the major banks greater than the amount she was loaned by the Treasury? If they sell the lawsuits for 58% of the total, Fannie will collect $116B which is equal to the amount she was loaned.

        Sentiment: Strong Buy

      • Good point, history should be true, not base on the words as Housing Bubble, Financial Crisis – What Happened, Who is Responsible. It sounds only Democrat fault, Republic fight hard. 2000 to 2008 is Bush Administration! Is this the true history?

        Sentiment: Strong Buy

    • in the world of ego and gettin even this metaphor loses his weight by a long margin ,,,,,,huh

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