Hey all, I've got a game I'd like to suggest. I'll post a paragraph or two or three that someone wrote in B-English, then the next person e-primes the paragraph and posts another paragraph they find written in B-English for the next person to re-write in E-prime!
One more time for you slow-pokes; Rewrite the paragraph posted by the last person in E-prime. Search the internet for a few paragraphs written in B-English and post it at the end of the same post. Than the next person does the same thing. Feel free to add in any insights you have about e-prime after you've translated the paragraph, but before your B-English paragraph left for the next person.
Okay, one more time for the super slow pokes.
I come to this thread and see someone has left me a B-English paragraph. I translate it and post any reflections or ideas I have. Than I post (in the same post) a few paragraphs of something I find in B-English. Then Rix comes and see's my post and rewrites the B-english paragraphs I have written in E-prime, with his own thoughts. Then he leaves a few paragraphs of something in B-English that he found for the next person. and on and on.
Okay, here goes:
The blockade was a surprisingly volatine reaction from the normally skittish Trade Federation. It was a calculated protest against increased taxation of outlying trade routes, a move by the Republic that cut into Trade Federation profits. The Niemoidian officials, who had a stranglehold on major shipping throughout the galaxy, wanted to flex their muscle in front of the Republic and did so by targeting and out-of-the-way world dependent on the trade they facilitated. They could have targeted larger worlds, but that would have garnered bigger risks of backfire and Republic retaliation.
So, why Naboo? It was small yet known; in the public eye yet a fair distance away. Its representative in the Senate, Palpatine, had a hand in the taxation measure, so the message of retribution couldn't be missed. And, conveniently enough, their secret benefactor Darth Sidious provided the Trade Federation schemers with all the intelligence data they needed to make for a very easy and very profitable endeavor.
Or at least that was the plan. Anakin and Amidala managed to derail this scheme.