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  1. https://video-lga1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hvideo-xfa1/v/t43.1792-2/1350696_558002840927618_26221_n.mp4?efg=eyJybHIiOjE1MDAsInJsYSI6MTAyNH0%3D&rl=1500&vabr=675&oh=0261ab1d4238d502229f6ca22b5de414&oe=55F5D6D4
  2. I know we have articles somewhere (looking through paperwork). If anyone can dig them up or make it real quick that would be great. Got brought up, so i'd like it fact backed to. FYI College Topic Brought up in a forum.
  3. Someone invent a bullet change machine and put them around every firing range throughout the country.
  4. Anyone a member of knights of columbus?
  5. KINGS Now that we have our pyramid, we can start making the comparisons. First you have the king, they’re the head honcho. They get to make the decisions, collect the vast amount of the profits and are in charge everyone else within the society. Looking at a large business, you have the CEO or Board of Directors who serve in a very similar role. They are responsible for the success of the business or “society” and they are in charge of everyone that factors into it. They also usually reap the majority of profits via either true income or a high salary. They run the show and they get all the benefits of doing so. In both scenarios the role may have been attained through hard work or by taking it from someone else. It also could have been handed down from family member to family member. Also in both scenarios, not all of the people at the top of the pyramid are bad and not all treat their employees/subjects poorly. Conversely, some work their employees very hard and share very little of the rewards. At the end of the day, both kings and CEOs provide many of the same things — land, safety and protection — but in very different senses. In all scenarios, everyone wants to be the king. LORDS In the feudal chart above, the Lords are responsible for providing armies and loyalty. Pretty straightforward and pretty important to ensure that your society stays intact with you at the top. These people are your upper management in the company. They are responsible for being the quintessential “Yes Men” and ensuring that the king stays happy at all times. They do this through assuring profitability, thus keeping the “kingdom” whole and by making sure the lower classes function as expected. To an extent this class also reaps in the rewards but are tasked with doing much more work at the same time. They have the ear and company of the king, which allows them to influence decisions and partake in some of the fun. They also have the ability to change or overthrow the king if they really want, however that’s far and few between in the modern day, as I would assume it also was in the middle ages. Lords need to keep the respect and popularity of the people while ensuring they do whatever is necessary to keep their fortune as well. Welcome to your upper management. KNIGHTS This is probably the hardest one to tie back to today’s companies because knights were used for intimidation, protection and to take over other people’s stuff with physical force. Sure I could come up with scenarios where those things might happen, but it’s easily the biggest stretch of this whole thing. So what comparison can I come up with? Well I guess we can compare them to middle management. Middle management answers to the lords and of course the king. They are responsible for keeping the entry level workers and the other employees on task and in line. If they are salespeople, they could be responsible for taking other peoples business and further building the “empire”. They are also rewarded much less than the other two class systems while doing a large part of the work to keep the business where it needs to be and growing. Under-appreciated and often thought of as replaceable, middle management is usually only recognized once it’s gone. Every once and a while someone will rise through the ranks, but that to seems far and few between without jumping to another “kingdom” or business. Based on what I knew, being a knight seems very similar. Every once and a while a great warrior would ascend through the ranks and become a lord, however more often they were used for their skills and an afterthought post-use. That of course was until a king and lords found themselves lacking an experienced and loyal army. PEASANTS (SERFS) Lastly we have our peasants who basically work for all of the basic things that humans need. In return for houses, protection and food, these people were responsible for busting their ass day in and day out. These workers either worked harder or just as hard as the knights but received less compensation. At times they may have been less qualified for the other positions or were just born to the wrong family/situation. Either way they ended up working just to survive, which is not a notion that’s lost in today’s society. Similarly, the lower you are on the company ladder, the more likely you’re doing “grunt work” and being compensated less than the coworkers above you in the pyramid. In some cases the lower wages and compensation are deserved for the job that’s being done, while in others the gap is far too large. Also, some workers find themselves in these positions for survival while they can’t find jobs in the other sections of the pyramid. As you could have guessed, the higher you go in any pyramid model, the less open slots there are. So there you have it, my best attempt to tie feudalism to today’s companies.
  6. I judge books by their cover.
  7. why not an early age contributor assistance program for when your old?
  8. Was wondering if AARP given it's popularity, could go in new directions. They could hear out idea's on how to go about helping Senior Citizens in more ways than 1. It would take me time to think of idea's that would help, but in the long term I think they could go multiple routes. Hard to think about getting old right now, but the idea's could be brought up and they could expand their horizon.
  9. GoNRA

    Housing?

    After a while could buy some test tube kids and pass it down to them when their older, keep your keys I guess to pass down. Having your own place, let them get in at 21 or so.... probably be a waiting list since you would make it traditional.
  10. GoNRA

    Housing?

    Thinking after 20 years of paying into the houses you can have a pretty sweet retirement in increments, probably 1-2k a month plus a house of your own.
  11. GoNRA

    Housing?

    Although 90 guns in 1 house might seem a bit extreme
  12. GoNRA

    Housing?

    if everyone replying here was in on it we'd be set found a cool 1 but not enough parking. http://www.realcentralnj.com/idx/mls-6557975-1521_old_trenton_rd_west_windsor_nj_08550
  13. GoNRA

    Housing?

    could be laying around right now throwing 500 a month at a house pisses me off
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