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May 26, 2011, 09:31:12 PM
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http://m.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/may/25/china-prisoners-internet-gaming-scam?cat=world&type=article

"According to figures from the China Internet Centre, nearly £1.2bn of make- believe currencies were traded in China in 2008 and the number of gamers who play to earn and trade credits are on the rise."



"The powers of financial capitalism had another far-reaching aim, nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole. This system was to be controlled in a feudalist fashion by the central banks of the world acting in concert, by secret agreements arrived at in frequent meetings and conferences. The apex of the systems was to be the Bank for International Settlements in Basel, Switzerland, a private bank owned and controlled by the world's central banks which were themselves private corporations. Each central bank...sought to dominate its government by its ability to control Treasury loans, to manipulate foreign exchanges, to influence the level of economic activity in the country, and to influence cooperative politicians by subsequent economic rewards in the business world."

- Carroll Quigley, CFR member, mentor to Bill Clinton, from 'Tragedy And Hope'
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May 26, 2011, 10:08:55 PM
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Well I'm glad I never bought any game gold, but I kinda feel bad about persecuting farmers now ='(

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May 27, 2011, 07:08:16 AM
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Well I guess prisoners could be forced to do worse things than play games, like forced mining (and then I don't mean bitcoin mining, but the old harsh type in the coal mines).

But yes it's a very strange development, and a bit disconcerting. Blizzard could easily stop this from happening by selling WoW gold themselves. It's only a number in a database they could increase without any work, so they'll always have the competitive edge.


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May 27, 2011, 07:09:37 AM
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http://m.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/may/25/china-prisoners-internet-gaming-scam?cat=world&type=article

"According to figures from the China Internet Centre, nearly £1.2bn of make- believe currencies were traded in China in 2008 and the number of gamers who play to earn and trade credits are on the rise."

Funny we got that in french newspapers too yesterday.

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May 28, 2011, 01:31:33 AM
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and you buy this gold Tongue
and buy iphones/ipads, produced in institutionalized concentration camps["free economical zones"].
buy collagen/stem cells from murdered/kidnapped people.
and trade with countries, eating own citizens alive and/or trade their with [simialry]cannibalistic "colleagues" in [not so]"democratic" countries.
those fools who call Jackson-Vanik amendment[every-year vetoed by US president now :/] ridiculous and praising for national and international suicide, more frequently, just "play dumb" in best case.
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May 28, 2011, 01:36:49 AM
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http://m.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/may/25/china-prisoners-internet-gaming-scam?cat=world&type=article

"According to figures from the China Internet Centre, nearly £1.2bn of make- believe currencies were traded in China in 2008 and the number of gamers who play to earn and trade credits are on the rise."

Funny we got that in french newspapers too yesterday.

I love how they list "make-believe" currency, if its worth something to someone it is a valid currency, wtf dont these people get ?

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June 04, 2011, 06:38:44 AM
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http://m.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/may/25/china-prisoners-internet-gaming-scam?cat=world&type=article

"According to figures from the China Internet Centre, nearly £1.2bn of make- believe currencies were traded in China in 2008 and the number of gamers who play to earn and trade credits are on the rise."

Funny we got that in french newspapers too yesterday.

I love how they list "make-believe" currency, if its worth something to someone it is a valid currency, wtf dont these people get ?

At the very least it could be classified as bartering

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