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$12 billion a month
17:22:19 Jul 10th 07 - Mr. Sakaal II:

WASHINGTON - The boost in troop levels in Iraq has increased the cost of war there and in Afghanistan to $12 billion a month, and the total for Iraq alone is nearing a half-trillion dollars, congressional analysts say.

All told, Congress has appropriated $610 billion in war-related money since the Sept. 11, 2001, terror assaults, roughly the same as the war in Vietnam. Iraq alone has cost $450 billion.

The figures come from the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service, which provides research and analysis to lawmakers."

... if they gave all that money and shared it evenly to the people of my country instead, every single person, including small children, would get more than $100 thousand cash each.

What would you do with 12 000 000 000 US dollars per month?

17:28:40 Jul 10th 07 - Mr. Mijamoto Mushashi:

Maybe the next president finds a land at the edge of bankrupcy?

17:54:16 Jul 10th 07 - Mr. Breadlord:

yeah next time democrats are gonna get in charge and might even get the blame of things republicans did now... pretty sneeky huh :D

20:18:56 Jul 10th 07 - Sir Tiber Septim II:


I would buy a Country (lol)

22:07:50 Jul 10th 07 - Mr. Ithakan:

wave it into bush face telling it is the ammount he trows away every month, then buy a huge villa of it

23:12:40 Jul 10th 07 - Mr. Killstone The Destroyer:

what i would do with 12 billion. i would first buy an iphone and a big house and a nice car for when i can drive. id give ATLEAST 1 or 2 billion to the poor and to churches and donate it and such. but that number would probobly be closer to 10 or 11 billion cause 1 or 2 billion is enough to live off of ;).

mabye buy something else nice like a baseball team macdonalds burger king or dairy queen or something. i gotta make a profit ;)

and then give most of teh profits and donate it

23:24:20 Jul 10th 07 - Mr. Strike Zakira:

omg why cant they just use 12 billion dollar to bride the enemy to giving them what they want rofl

*I would use that money and donate to VU!

23:31:29 Jul 10th 07 - Mr. Kassius Xxi:

id gie it to the poor..............naah id make it all into doller coins then build a house out of them.......hey i dont need a reason

23:33:54 Jul 10th 07 - Mr. Sakaal II:

What if the poor buy weapons with that money and start shooting rockets at you, because you only gave them that many billions and not twice more?

23:42:08 Jul 10th 07 - Sir Razios:

I'd buy VU for a million, Kassius for another million, The white house for a billion. Bribe the president to make Me president for a day.

23:45:01 Jul 10th 07 - Mr. Sakaal II:

Or maybe the poor people get used to you giving them 12 billion a month. Then they start living on it, make more children, and feed them with the food they buy with that money. Let's say you could feed about 240 million people in poor countries with that money (many live on less than a couple dollars per day). Then the population grows over 240 million and your money is not enough anymore. And then the economy in your country goes in a recession and you need to cut the "war budget". So no more 12 billion per month.

Now you would have 240+ million people who would starve to death because they got used to your support that is no longer there. Nice try, but you just became responsible for 240+ million deaths through donating...

00:00:14 Jul 11th 07 - Sir Bruto Cikayson:

Put it in a savings account and keep on living normally, getting ready for college and all.  Then when I've done some research I'll donate it to various causes like feeding the starving, alternative energy, etc.

I'd buy a kickass laptop first though :)

00:04:21 Jul 11th 07 - Mr. Sakaal II:

Of course the capital would need to be invested wisely to keep the profits running in. Well let's suppose that was already done, then what to do with the monthly allowance?

One of the main targets how I would use a large chunk of the monthly sum would be organizing (primary, secondary, and higher) education for children and young people in poor countries. The curriculum would include natural sciences, mathematics, social sciences, humanities, technology and other applied sciences. (And debating with me whenever I have the time... :)

I guess the main problem in this plan would be how to ensure that the schools are allowed to operate in countries, which may not be that stable. That would have to be considered and negotiated separately for every region receiving the education support.

00:26:10 Jul 11th 07 - Mr. Catman:

i Would use the money to illegally transport one hundred alligators into D.C. who are on steroids and psp and watch from afar what happens. then id use the rest of the money to rig my sentancing

01:58:13 Jul 11th 07 - Mr. Atreides:

    I'd use it to buy daily supply of crack...uhhh.....forget that last statement.
    Anyways, I have no idea where they're getting that kind of money from...oh wait! That's right, they're borrowing it at like 500% interest.....

02:05:47 Jul 11th 07 - Overlord Dvsmasta:

pfft.. 500% interest.  Are you just typing in any number that comes to your mind?

02:25:55 Jul 11th 07 - Mr. Mbeidas:

lol its right they pay alot of money but the petrol give them money and pluss also

02:29:06 Jul 11th 07 - Mr. Mbeidas:

i also heard if america give the cost of one rocket to  starving childrens they can feed 50 million child  , which is 12.5 times on my country population .

02:56:18 Jul 11th 07 - Sir Vostov:

If we all were willing to beat our swords into farming tools...would not the world be better. 

But we men are prideful creatures...if we do not control something, we tend to destroy it so others may not.

03:03:41 Jul 11th 07 - Sir Tiber Septim II:

Which is exactly what we are doing in this game, woot!

03:43:55 Jul 11th 07 - Mr. Mbeidas:


11:35:12 Jul 11th 07 - Mr. Mijamoto Mushashi:

you could pay the 'underdevelopped' countries their national debt ... it would help them get their countries running ... the'd be able to grow their own economy and eventually they could stand alone and care for themselves ...

provided, that they educate their people, and try not to fight amongst eachother ... a lot of the money would be needed, just to change mentality ...

but, maybe, maybe, it could work ... show them respect, let them take control over their own situation (maybe external help is needed, but it should not be inforced), and eventually ...

and in those 12 billion, the americans spend ... bribes are included (like a lot of east-european countries get US dollars to ....)


on the other hand ...  it would only be fair if we gave them a reasonable compensation and even, maybe, give back what we have stolen over the last few hundred years ... our ancesters are to blame, but it doesn't take away our responsability.

12:45:51 Jul 11th 07 - Mr. Breadlord:

i would buy my own land and make it a huge nature resevior and live in it like like the first humans did. 

13:02:00 Jul 11th 07 - Mr. Sakaal II:

Breadlord, you know my father thinks the same way. That is a very harmonious way of living with the nature.

I wish we could reach the same harmony without throwing away all the advance we have accumulated. It will be a long way to make all technology ecologically sustainable.

13:40:41 Jul 11th 07 - Ms. Salmon:

I'd buy sex with Madonna.

Once each month!

03:54:22 Jul 12th 07 - Mr. Mbeidas:

i think no sakaal , ther's a natural balance , as i once heared ther is like 950 arabian have more than billion if they justt give each man in even each man on earth will get 45 million

but ther must be a natural balance as 2 farmers watched a snake , they gone and kill it and found a bird and kill it , then mouses start to be , why cuz snakes and i forgot the name of the bird eat mouses so they gives a natural balance between good and evil .

but the thing i hate that america got the highest number of poor people

04:42:06 Jul 12th 07 - Mr. Sigheart:

I might have enough money to by some of the VU players girlfriends(not naming anyone but you can fill in the gaps).

05:51:37 Jul 12th 07 - Mr. Sakaal II:

Mbeidas, the world population (2007) is approximately 6.6 billion. If you give everybody $45 million, you will need 6.6 billion times $45 million that is 2.97 x 10^17 or 297 quadrillion dollars.

Then again, you said "each man". If that means adult males, then about half of the world's population are males, and roughly one third of them are underaged. That leaves approximately 2.2 billion men. You would still need $99 quadrillion.

And how big number is that?

Well, they say all the current wars have cost USA $610 billion since 9/11, 2001 (i.e. approx. 6 years of wars). Now $297 quadrillion is 486885.25 times more money. So, with that kind of money USA could pay similar wars for the next three million years. And if by "each man" you meant adult males, then USA could pay all wars for the next million years with the $99 quadrillion.

I doubt any 950 arabs had that kind of money... Maybe you should check your figures?

06:11:38 Jul 12th 07 - Mr. Mbeidas:

lol 1) nice math

i meant like 950 have billion and more

06:42:27 Jul 12th 07 - Mr. Sakaal II:

Well, in that case 1 billion divided evenly between 950 men makes about 1.05 million each. You should still check the figures... :)

And you did write, as anyone can see above: "each man on earth will get 45 million"

By the way, I liked your metaphor about the snake, bird, and mice. I would call it the balance of nature (not necessarily good and evil). A similar event happened for example in the Yellowstone National Park when man removed wolves from the ecosystem. That had a huge indirect influence on many animal and plant populations there. In 1995 there was a very successful reintroduction program that managed to restore the wolf population after 70 years of absence. Read this link for example.

14:28:50 Jul 13th 07 - Mr. Breadlord:

well sinse it comes from US citizens money thats about 200 dollars per fammily.. each moth? or something like that..going into other peoples pockets.

16:05:35 Jul 13th 07 - Mr. Mbeidas:

the bush's are well known in petrol company's and have many

21:34:27 Jul 17th 07 - Dreadlord Valarion:

What would I do with that kind of money...hmmm

1. IŽd retire

2. uhm..hoard it and protect it fiercely then spend it before I die so no spoiled grandchildren will ever get near it.

14:06:51 Jul 28th 07 - Mr. Goldmeister:

I don't think its right to just give the poor money it should be invested on giving all the poor people in the world a proper education. Then they could provide for themselfs for life.

"Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day, teach a man to fish and you feed him for life." - Best Quote Ever

I like the idea of living naturally with nature but there would be too much death and disease, put it towards green technology. We have it but we just need to refine it.

20:46:26 Dec 31st 08 - Mr. Messiah:

1. Put the money in a bank in a tax paradise country, invest some.
2. Buy a large estate(preferably an island) in a small country with close to no laws.
3. Set up a Harem, they will run my household and I will run them.
4. Spend my days playing computer games, thinking out ways to make more money and to spend the cash I have, and ofc, using my Harem.
5. Donate like 1 billion to the communist youth in Sweden. Then set up a hotline so they can call me anytime if they need anything(a building, campaign funds, mercenaries for a coup d'eta).

22:10:41 Dec 31st 08 - Duke Michael Deallus:

[[No specific order after 1]]

1. Put most of the money into a bank
2. Buy a nice house for each member of my family(parents and three older brothers)
3. Buy my oldest brother a wife ;)
4. Buy a very nice laptop computer
5. Bribe Zeta into adding more titles to the RP point list ;)
6. Write a book in my boredom
7. Pay for the college tuition for myself and my brothers.
8. Work as a psychologist when I get bored of sitting around the house all day.
9. Add a training center onto my house so I can keep in shape.
10. Work on being a wine connoisseur
11. Donate some of the money to the church(I won't name which)

22:12:08 Dec 31st 08 - Mr. Vishnu:

Mr. Ithakan


7/10/2007 4:07:50 PMwave it into bush face telling it is the ammount he trows away every month, then buy a huge villa of it

Congress makes the spending bills first of all. All Bush can do is veto it, or approve it, but even then if congress gets a 2/3's vote then Bush's veto is over-ruled.

Umm, I use it to start my empire in South Africa slowly taking over the majority of the diamond trade and raising prices to over 100,000 dollars a carat. I would kick everybody off Madagascar turning it into a HUGE military/ experimental base. This base would also be a center for fighter jet production becoming my protection from any fleet approaching from the east.

If any rebels tried to hide in the forests and run, I'll burn down the forest. If they try to hide in a city, I'll destroy the city. If they start bombing, I'll bomb there entire tribe/ethnic group, if I don't know their tribe/ethnic group I'll will make sure every corner, room, house, and tunnel is checked and rechecked for the rebels. Rebellion will be dealt with swiftly and deadly.

Every man who turns 20 must serve two years in the military, they must serve the two years between the age of 20-30. Failing to do so will result in excution. Any country which harbors those deserters and refuses to extradite them will result in allowing criminals from that country safety in my country, as long as they can obtain or kill the man that has deserted.

After I die after my brutal, and hellish rule. I will have set a plan for a democratic government to take control because I don't want anyone else to have control of it Lol?

22:26:57 Dec 31st 08 - Mr. Kegstand Mcfarland:

If I had 12 billion a month you folks would never have to hear about war in the middle east would be a roller rink, all glass. To top it off anyone who protested after that would find another black market bought russion nuclear *beep*nal landing on their country too. I would then take all your women and give them my seed and within 20 years or so my demon spawns would start taking over what is left of the unmelted civilized world. We would then colonize several spots and let only the best looking women stay. all men in service in said colonies would have free tang. all those outsaide the walls would be chuckin rocks at each other and running from the wildlife they once dominated.

The end

22:32:24 Dec 31st 08 - Mr. Vishnu:

you're forgetting about the nuclear winter... I mean like duh!

22:32:41 Dec 31st 08 - Mr. Kegstand Mcfarland:

If you want a more realistic approach to ending criminal activity you just start shooting family members of suspects and civilians close by or dismember them in public while alive until someone starts giving up names...Even if its the wrong names you will sooner or later hit someone who gives the right names or you will run out of people...Either way it's win/win. No more hiding criminals! Taa Daa!

And it didnt even cost 12 billion a month!

22:35:06 Dec 31st 08 - Mr. Vishnu:

But that's just inhumane... I am a humane person... hehehe as far as you're concerned... Lol

22:36:21 Dec 31st 08 - Mr. Kegstand Mcfarland:

I not forgetting, I said colonies would be set up. At this stage in life we can live in a basic aquarium and provide ourselves with all the tools needed to survive in a bubble :) And if it didn't work I still die with bewbs in mai face...

22:52:49 Dec 31st 08 - Mr. Blood Frenzy:

i'd probly donate 1/10 to charities/churches, I'd put away aload of it in a bank, I'd buy some stuff for me, friends, family, random people on the street who claim to be my long lost cousin etc. And I'd put all the remainders into buying aloada shops/companies to get even richer with lol.

00:10:17 Jan 1st 09 - Mr. Vishnu:

which would all eventually close....

00:32:36 Jan 1st 09 - Duke Michael Deallus:

I would go back to England and live in my family's castle :)  (I am not kidding)

01:08:22 Jan 1st 09 - Mr. Vishnu:


03:25:57 Jan 1st 09 - Prince Valan Septim:

Sean Connery ftw!

Michael, they'd better have wi-fi there!!!


07:24:35 Jan 1st 09 - Duke Michael Deallus:

I could play VU their next year ;)  I would have to carry a weapon to keep Scientist off my property

08:08:40 Jan 1st 09 - Death Lord Draven:

12 billion a month eh? But makes 18 billion a month for the country, that's the part no one tells you. War makes money, it doesn't lose it. That's why everytime there's a financial crisis we go to war somewhere. It's not a Republican or a Democrat thing, it's the government spending out of control plain and simple. Ever since we went to the fiat money system the spending has been non stop.

16:59:30 Jan 1st 09 - Hentai Verll:

I'd buy myself a harem.

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