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  1. #11
    Could be much simpler: If the Sith have been hiding for a millenium, who's to say they haven't set up some savings account that's gotten ginormous?
    Tommy, close your eyes.

  2. #12
    Read Darth Plagueis and Cloak of Deception, and Darth Maul Saboteur .

    This has already been answered but not in any movie.

    Later the Empire is maintained by high taxes.

    Actually at the start of the Phantom Menace the taxation of trade routes to outlying star systems is in dispute.
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  3. #13
    Quote Originally Posted by El Chuxter View Post
    To answer the original question:

    PORN. Lots and lots of Sith porn.
    Nobody wants to watch Palpatine get busy, or biz-ay!

    Quote Originally Posted by Bel-Cam Jos View Post
    Part of me wants to mention something about the Rule of Two, Chux, but decency says... wait; I guess I just did.

    I really think that Darth M.'s "forced" idea is the likely cause. "You WILL transfer funds to this account." "Uh, yeah. I will." Then that account goes to another, and another, in a Moebius circle of them, until the Kaminoans get paid. Makin' it rain! Figuratively, as it rains ALL. THE. TIME. HERE.
    Trying to let that "rule of two" joke pass....... ew.

    I still think you will have a massive problem with intergalactic accountants that way.

    Quote Originally Posted by El Chuxter View Post
    Could be much simpler: If the Sith have been hiding for a millenium, who's to say they haven't set up some savings account that's gotten ginormous?
    Bah, yes that could have been a thing. Darth Longtimeago had the foresight to invest in Coruscant Sewage Management around 4000 ABY and it paid off in spades. That would be so lame though, and removing that much investment and savings from the market over a relatively short period might destabilize those respective industries. What would keep the other Sith from touching it though? Vision not big enough? "My plan to ruin the Jedi is to bankrupt the company that makes their robes, then monopolize the brown robe industry and make all brown robes itchy and cheaply made, mwa ha ha!"

    Quote Originally Posted by Tycho View Post
    Read Darth Plagueis and Cloak of Deception, and Darth Maul Saboteur .

    This has already been answered but not in any movie.

    Later the Empire is maintained by high taxes.

    Actually at the start of the Phantom Menace the taxation of trade routes to outlying star systems is in dispute.
    Taxes wouldn't explain anything that wasn't addressed here already. Also, Palpatine is elected Chancellor after the last guy is voted out for far less offenses, and his first act is to raid the coffers AND raise taxes substantially? No way, he'd be voted "no confidence" in a matter of hours. It only took an economic blockade of Naboo and the inability to move forward quickly enough to get Valorum out on his *** in a matter of days, and that didn't cost the Republic any money at all - this would be a ton of money right out the chocks, it'd stand out.
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  4. #14
    Quote Originally Posted by JediTricks View Post
    Kamino seems like a sparsely-populated place, there might be more clones than Kaminoans, if Palps didn't pay at least a significant downpayment that almost certainly would have cost the system more than its entire value. The money to pay for all that stuff had to come from somewhere, even as credit has a true value to a galactic economy.
    You know, it could be possible that Palps set up an Office Space-esque scheme. He had the bank steel fractions of a penny from every transaction throughout the galaxy and place it in a separate bank account under the name Sifo Dyas.
    Nowhere in your incoherent ramblings did you come anywhere close to the answer. Thanks to you, everyone in this room is now stupider having heard you. I award you no points and may God have mercy on your soul. -Billy Madison-

  5. #15
    Quote Originally Posted by Darth Metalmute View Post
    You know, it could be possible that Palps set up an Office Space-esque scheme. He had the bank steel fractions of a penny from every transaction throughout the galaxy and place it in a separate bank account under the name Sifo Dyas.
    That didn't even work in Office Space though, remember? He stole the idea from Superman 3 and then it backfired and put $50k into their account in a weekend, creating an oversight problem - the company would certainly notice $50k missing. So basically you have to have the Republic be rich enough that it can afford a trivial amount of fractional funds be siphoned off so low that it's not perceived but high enough that it actually gets the job done.

    This is all so mundane that I'm shocked Lucas didn't put it in the prequels. Maybe that's what the upcoming Eps 7-9 will be about though.
    Prequels - intergalactic politics
    OT - intergalactic rebellion
    Sequels - intergalactic finance reform
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    "We named the dog 'Chewbacca'!"
    The use of a lightsaber does not make one a Jedi, it is the ability to not use it.

  6. #16
    Nah, Darth Bane puts five bucks a week into a basic savings account, then passes it to Darth II, with instructions that it will remain untouched until the Sith need a ton of money to finance overthrowing the Jedi. If each subsequent Sith can keep contributing even a tiny amount (and not touch it), it would be huge. Even if they simply didn't touch it, it'd be huge. Which isn't too farfetched; for 1,000 years, they can keep their mouths shut about even existing.
    Tommy, close your eyes.

  7. #17
    Alright, on a whim, I wasted time calculating how much $1/week at the fairly modest (but sustainable) interest rate of 0.5% APY, compounded monthly, would look like after one millennium.

    After 1,000 years, it'd be $2,152,236.93.

    If the Sith were putting in, say, $10 per week and had found an account that averaged 1% over the entire millennium, it'd be $2,422,813,889.27.

    Or, at $20 per week, which seems easily doable for someone like Palpatine, at 1.5% (not too difficult to imagine, given the sums involved), you'd be almost at a trillion dollars ($723,250,251,605.80).

    Hell, with them having no qualms about using illegal means, I don't think 3% is out of the question, earning them over four quintillion dollars ($4,004,431,492,264,610,000.00) from a total investment of $1,040,000.00 spread over one thousand years.

    True, this is useless info, but I think that in a galaxy as wide as the one in SW, an influential group (particularly one possessing mind control powers and a ton of political power) could find an account where they could keep their money for that long with no questions asked (even posing as an attention-shy religious order or family, if necessary). I'm just showing it is possible.
    Tommy, close your eyes.

  8. #18
    Darth Plagueis and Dooku were rich and controlled a lot of banking concerns. Maybe they paid Camino installments.
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  9. #19
    Also investors in military contracts by other rich guys who Imp Dignitaries like Sate Pestage - From other rich systems. The Sith Promise them a war
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  10. #20
    Quote Originally Posted by JediTricks View Post
    That didn't even work in Office Space though, remember? He stole the idea from Superman 3 and then it backfired and put $50k into their account in a weekend, creating an oversight problem - the company would certainly notice $50k missing. So basically you have to have the Republic be rich enough that it can afford a trivial amount of fractional funds be siphoned off so low that it's not perceived but high enough that it actually gets the job done.
    That wouldn't work at a company because all the transactions would occur with one client, the software company. However, if you did this at a bank, and only targeted personal deposits, it would go unnoticed. If you were paid weekly, and deposited 4 checks a month, you wouldn't notice that you were short a penny. If Palps took a quarter of a cent per ever personal deposit throughout the galaxy, he might be able to pay the clone fee in 4 months.

    This is all so mundane that I'm shocked Lucas didn't put it in the prequels. Maybe that's what the upcoming Eps 7-9 will be about though.
    Prequels - intergalactic politics
    OT - intergalactic rebellion
    Sequels - intergalactic finance reform
    Now I can't wait for the new trilogy...
    Nowhere in your incoherent ramblings did you come anywhere close to the answer. Thanks to you, everyone in this room is now stupider having heard you. I award you no points and may God have mercy on your soul. -Billy Madison-

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