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Star Trek Lottery - would you play it ?

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CHERRY HILL, NJ
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As a child I read a Star Trek book where they strayed upon a planet where everyone was young, healthy and happy despite being at war with a neighboring planet. They found out later that computers were waging the war for them. Projected casualties were computed and a lottery drawn on the victims. When you get drawn, you report to the central office where your being a casualty is finalized.

Would this be a solution to our planets ills ? How do you feel about this kind of lottery ? Will we ever see this kind of lottery in our lifetime ?


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    As a child I read a Star Trek book where they strayed upon a planet where everyone was young, healthy and happy despite being at war with a neighboring planet. They found out later that computers were waging the war for them. Projected casualties were computed and a lottery drawn on the victims. When you get drawn, you report to the central office where your being a casualty is finalized.

    Would this be a solution to our planets ills ? How do you feel about this kind of lottery ? Will we ever see this kind of lottery in our lifetime ?

    Don't car accidents and abortions already serve the same purpose?


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          As a child I read a Star Trek book where they strayed upon a planet where everyone was young, healthy and happy despite being at war with a neighboring planet. They found out later that computers were waging the war for them. Projected casualties were computed and a lottery drawn on the victims. When you get drawn, you report to the central office where your being a casualty is finalized.

          Would this be a solution to our planets ills ? How do you feel about this kind of lottery ? Will we ever see this kind of lottery in our lifetime ?

          d1nnl2 the ills of this planet are because there is no equal rights & justice. The poor and uneducated get nothing. Its always been like that and it will always be like that.

          lol Planned Parenthood will come after you   Ronnie316

          That money's gone fo ever

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            As a child I read a Star Trek book where they strayed upon a planet where everyone was young, healthy and happy despite being at war with a neighboring planet. They found out later that computers were waging the war for them. Projected casualties were computed and a lottery drawn on the victims. When you get drawn, you report to the central office where your being a casualty is finalized.

            Would this be a solution to our planets ills ? How do you feel about this kind of lottery ? Will we ever see this kind of lottery in our lifetime ?

            That lottery was never designed to "thin out the herd"; just made war less messy than the real thing. Kirk's solution was to destroy the war computers making real war a necessity or giving peace a chance.

            "Hunger Games" was another example of a lottery nobody wanted to win and so is the draft lotteries in the 1970s.


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              d1nnl2 the ills of this planet are because there is no equal rights & justice. The poor and uneducated get nothing. Its always been like that and it will always be like that.

              lol Planned Parenthood will come after you   Ronnie316

              Equal rights and justice should be a thing of the past soon, as we (in America) descend into socialism.

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                I appreciate your replies. I just think the Lotteries are growing at incredible size and scope, I wonder where it will end up. Will it stop at $1B ? Will they cap the prizes and socialize the event ? Will they go global ?

                Its amazing how people here and outside the US love the game, despite of its imperfections and hints of corruption. I just wonder where the future lies.

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                  Not even close to a solution but Project H.A.A.R.P and MK Ultra did a lot to bring this all about.

                  Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

                  Lep

                  There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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                    As a child I read a Star Trek book where they strayed upon a planet where everyone was young, healthy and happy despite being at war with a neighboring planet. They found out later that computers were waging the war for them. Projected casualties were computed and a lottery drawn on the victims. When you get drawn, you report to the central office where your being a casualty is finalized.

                    Would this be a solution to our planets ills ? How do you feel about this kind of lottery ? Will we ever see this kind of lottery in our lifetime ?

                    "Dammit Jim, I'm a doctor not a statistician..."

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                      The Pledge

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                      I Pledge AllegianceI Promise to be faithful and true (Promise my loyalty)
                      to the Federationto the emblem that stands for and represents
                      of United Planetseach of them individual,
                      and to the LeadersAnd I also pledge my loyalty to the Government that is itself a Republic, a form of government where the PEOPLE are sovereign,
                      for which they stand,this government also being represented by the Federation to which I promise loyalty.
                      one Federation under God,These individual planets are united as a single Republic under the Divine providence of God, "our most powerful resource" (according to the words of President Eisenhower)
                      Indivisible,and can not be separated.
                      with LibertyThe people of this Federation being afforded the freedom to pursue "life, liberty, and happiness",
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                        "Dammit Jim, I'm a doctor not a statistician..."

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                          Posted: June 1, 2013, 7:12 pm - IP Logged

                          I appreciate your replies. I just think the Lotteries are growing at incredible size and scope, I wonder where it will end up. Will it stop at $1B ? Will they cap the prizes and socialize the event ? Will they go global ?

                          Its amazing how people here and outside the US love the game, despite of its imperfections and hints of corruption. I just wonder where the future lies.

                          I appreciate your replies. I just think the Lotteries are growing at incredible size and scope, I wonder where it will end up. Will it stop at $1B ? Will they cap the prizes and socialize the event ?

                           

                           

                          Once our dollar collapses ,lotteries will be just a memory.Get it while you can no matter how small the jp is  lol

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                          for always sticking up for me.."

                           


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                            Posted: June 1, 2013, 8:50 pm - IP Logged

                            As a child I read a Star Trek book where they strayed upon a planet where everyone was young, healthy and happy despite being at war with a neighboring planet. They found out later that computers were waging the war for them. Projected casualties were computed and a lottery drawn on the victims. When you get drawn, you report to the central office where your being a casualty is finalized.

                            Would this be a solution to our planets ills ? How do you feel about this kind of lottery ? Will we ever see this kind of lottery in our lifetime ?

                            The book was probably based on the original series season 2 episode "A Taste of Armageddon". There was no mention of a lottery however. If you were in the projected zone of destruction based on computer simulated attack you were to report to a casualty station to be vaporized.

                            It was actually one of the better OS episodes and a nice little morality play on the horrors of war.

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                              The book was probably based on the original series season 2 episode "A Taste of Armageddon". There was no mention of a lottery however. If you were in the projected zone of destruction based on computer simulated attack you were to report to a casualty station to be vaporized.

                              It was actually one of the better OS episodes and a nice little morality play on the horrors of war.

                              I think that was the episode where the plumbing was broke on the Enterprise and Spock was horrified when he entered the Executive Restroom and saw the Captain's Log.