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View Poll Results: Who would you vote for Human Nagues
Thatcher 1 10.00%
Reagan 4 40.00%
Obama 2 20.00%
DeGaulle 0 0%
Greenspan 0 0%
Madoff 3 30.00%
Hitler 0 0%
Stalin 1 10.00%
Julius Caesar 0 0%
Ghengis Khan 0 0%
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Old July 2 2013, 09:37 AM   #1
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Vote for the HUMAN Nagus

Who do you think would make the best Nagus?

Some controvertial names included.
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Old July 2 2013, 10:00 AM   #2
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Re: Vote for the HUMAN Nagus

So you throw in a few modern politicians with some of the more notorious conquerors and tyrants in history and ask us to choose which one should be Nagus? Maybe it's late and I'm tired, but I don't get it.
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Old July 2 2013, 10:25 AM   #3
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Just for the fun of it.

Effectively, is a modern politician better at being greedy than old-time tyrants?
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Old July 2 2013, 12:09 PM   #4
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Re: Vote for the HUMAN Nagus

i'd like to see nagus khans fearsome ferengi cavalry.

you seem to be equating historical conquerors and tyrants with modern politicians which doesn't work.
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Old July 2 2013, 12:14 PM   #5
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Re: Vote for the HUMAN Nagus

^^^
The main point was which characteristic would be better:
1. A tyrant
2. A manipulator
3. A plain thief
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Old July 2 2013, 01:44 PM   #6
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Re: Vote for the HUMAN Nagus

Obama has the lobes for it.
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Old July 2 2013, 02:08 PM   #7
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Re: Vote for the HUMAN Nagus

theblitz wrote: View Post
^^^
The main point was which characteristic would be better:
1. A tyrant
2. A manipulator
3. A plain thief
but the nagus isn't really any of those. he's scrooge mcduck.
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Old July 2 2013, 05:11 PM   #8
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Re: Vote for the HUMAN Nagus

Wow, how soon we forget. Back when H. Ross Perot was a presidential candidate in 1992 and 1996, there were a lot of jokes in fandom comparing him to a Ferengi, because he was a short, big-eared corporate magnate and gazillionaire. If any real-world political figure would be a cinch for potential Nagushood, it's Perot.
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Old July 2 2013, 05:30 PM   #9
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I like Perot as Nagus!

And, "Trump...FCA!"
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Old July 5 2013, 07:45 AM   #10
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I pick Madoff as he seems the most Ferengi-like candidate. But seriously, Hitler? Joke or not, who's gonna vote for him?
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Old July 5 2013, 08:21 AM   #11
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Vulcan Logician wrote: View Post
I pick Madoff as he seems the most Ferengi-like candidate. But seriously, Hitler? Joke or not, who's gonna vote for him?
The Germans did, in 1933.
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Old July 5 2013, 10:04 AM   #12
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Re: Vote for the HUMAN Nagus

I always thought of the Nagus first and foremost as a businessman, out to make profit, rather than a politician--seeing as how its not an ellected position, but rather one inherits (Zek's son in "The Nagus" had expected to assume the position after his father) or nominated to by the previous Nagus.
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Old July 5 2013, 12:58 PM   #13
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A real Nagus would be sending me a bribe to vote for them. I'm waiting candidates...
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Old July 6 2013, 01:15 AM   #14
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Oh, Reagan totally.

Manipulating foreign politics to serve his business interests regardless of the consequences, giving huge contracts to his buddies, deregulating everything. Total Nagus.

Madoff would make a terrible Nagus. Any real Nagus, if he got that deep in a scheme would have an exit strategy and wouldn't get caught. Madoff would end up hanging from the Ferengi tower of commerce.

Ooh, Donald Trump! He looks AND acts like a Ferengi. And he built the Ferengi Tower of Commerce in real life!
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Old July 6 2013, 03:53 AM   #15
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maneth wrote: View Post
Vulcan Logician wrote: View Post
I pick Madoff as he seems the most Ferengi-like candidate. But seriously, Hitler? Joke or not, who's gonna vote for him?
The Germans did, in 1933.
Yes, but we have the benefit of posterity. The Germans were in a desperate position and undoubtedly had no idea what they were getting themselves into. In the wake of the holocaust, a vote for Hitler is something far different than it was in '33. Come on.
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