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Author: AOLFoolman100 Big funky green star, 20000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 775710  
Subject: Re: Poll: Should andrew become a Baron of Sealan Date: 10/17/2012 9:23 PM
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Andrew, I say go for it. You live only once. I plan to visit Europe in the next few years, and if I go to the UK (which I probably will), I can say I know a Baron there.

So what "privileges" do you get by being the Baron? Any at all?

This reminds me of a Astronomy society that "sells" the naming of stars as a gift. Apparently, these are "official names". Most of the stars, probably millions of them that have been identified, are blandly called NX-19839 or PD-874uds in the right 3rd quadrant of Mansnai Nebula? They are just waiting for a real name. Of course, most of these stars are probably quite remote, and can be seen by the most powerful of telescopes, not sure. But there is a business for the selling of naming rights.

Capitalism at its best huh?
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