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Posted: 10/25/2013 5:03:39 PM EST
For starter, let's limit this discussion to the rebellion / Jedi

In all the movies, very....very little is ever shown regarding where people live or when (or what) people eat. People don't seem to change clothes, sleep, bathe, etc.

I know there are a few random scenes showing one thing or another, but in general, it appears that the Jedi are homeless, don't bathe, don't have more than one or two outfits, never sleep, and don't seem to eat much.

Another thing I am curious about is money.
Exactly what was the galactic medium of exchange? More specifically, exactly what did the Jedi and other rebels do to earn it?

At some point, these people must have needed stuff they didn't have and couldn't build...did they barter for everything? Did they just take what they needed?

What exactly is the story?

With the Federation, one can infer that folks wore uniforms, lived in Federation quarters, had scheduled meals, etc. I also assume that they had certain means provided for them in exchange for their work. (Yeah, they all had jobs)

Let's put this in perspective....the Federation folks worked on steady jobs, had sharp uniforms, formal housing, and a scheduled existence. The Jedi and rebels lived a life somewhere between gypsy and hippie.

What am I missing?
Link Posted: 10/25/2013 5:04:02 PM EST
FSA.
Link Posted: 10/25/2013 5:08:08 PM EST
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They were the galactic policemen and they lead the military as well. I'm sure their order was well funded.


Also FSA
Link Posted: 10/25/2013 5:09:50 PM EST
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Originally Posted By MurdocUSA:
They were the galactic policemen and they lead the military as well. I'm sure their order was well funded.


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If they were so well funded, what was up with the stubble bearded dudes and dirty robes?
Link Posted: 10/25/2013 5:10:35 PM EST
The members of the rebellion were, well, rebels. One of the things that rebels tend to do is steal weapons and shit. Similarly, they also tend to have money, from both legitimate and illegitimate sources, used for all sorts of stuff.

Also, there weren't exactly a lot of Jedi around by the time the rebellion really got going, so I'm not sure why you're focusing on them. Plus, they can just mind-trick everybody... "you don't need to see my credit card".
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Rebel Scum
Link Posted: 10/25/2013 5:11:11 PM EST
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Originally Posted By macro:


If they were so well funded, what was up with the stubble bearded dudes and dirty robes?
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Originally Posted By macro:
Originally Posted By MurdocUSA:
They were the galactic policemen and they lead the military as well. I'm sure their order was well funded.


Also FSA


If they were so well funded, what was up with the stubble bearded dudes and dirty robes?


They were monks, who didn't take baths apparently
Link Posted: 10/25/2013 5:11:46 PM EST
The Jedi had disbanded and scattered throughout the galaxy and were hunted down by the Empire.
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What this guy said.
Link Posted: 10/25/2013 5:14:13 PM EST
money is an easy one. Do you even star wars bro?

http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Galactic_Credit_Standard
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Originally Posted By slappomatt:
money is an easy one. Do you even star wars bro?

http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Galactic_Credit_Standard
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Ok Mr. Wizard...where did the Jedi / rebels get their 'credits'?
Jobs? Or some other source?
Star Wars wiki indeed
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And they didn't eat, live in structures, change their clothes, or breathe during this time?
Link Posted: 10/25/2013 5:20:31 PM EST
*jedi mind trick* those are not your credits but mine.
see free shit.
Link Posted: 10/25/2013 5:23:05 PM EST
Jedi- robe wearing religious fundamentalists who went around chopping the heads off of anyone that disagreed with their hockey religion, they also functioned as the secret police for a decrepit and dishonest galactic government consisting of a collection of dictators, kleptocrats, and monopolists.
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Jedi- robe wearing religious fundamentalists who went around chopping the heads off of anyone that disagreed with their hockey religion, they also functioned as the secret police for a decrepit and dishonest galactic government consisting of a collection of dictators, kleptocrats, and monopolists.
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Pretty much space samurai..
Link Posted: 10/25/2013 5:26:09 PM EST
Galactic hippies. Fuck you george lucas Han shot first!
Link Posted: 10/25/2013 5:26:46 PM EST
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Ok Mr. Wizard...where did the Jedi / rebels get their 'credits'?
Jobs? Or some other source?
Star Wars wiki indeed
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Originally Posted By slappomatt:
money is an easy one. Do you even star wars bro?

http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Galactic_Credit_Standard



Ok Mr. Wizard...where did the Jedi / rebels get their 'credits'?
Jobs? Or some other source?
Star Wars wiki indeed


Just like any other rebels in history. Some from sources like legitimate employment, some from more... unconventional means.

I don't really see what's so hard to understand about how a rebel army supported by a rebel movement works, as there have been quite a number throughout recorded history.
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Galactic hippies. Fuck you george lucas Han shot first!
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There is no 'first'. Han is the only one who shot at all.
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There is no 'first'. Han is the only one who shot at all.
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Originally Posted By crushtheturtle:
Galactic hippies. Fuck you george lucas Han shot first!


There is no 'first'. Han is the only one who shot at all.


But greedo was thinking about it! You can tell!
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But greedo was thinking about it! You can tell!
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Originally Posted By crushtheturtle:
Galactic hippies. Fuck you george lucas Han shot first!


There is no 'first'. Han is the only one who shot at all.


But greedo was thinking about it! You can tell!


But Han didn't give him the chance. Which is the whole point; he's the only one who shot at all, because he is a badass. Having Greedo shoot at all is complete bullshit.
Link Posted: 10/25/2013 5:29:56 PM EST
ever watch them on tv? when they ask for money your wallet starts hovering out of your pants and out the window.
Link Posted: 10/25/2013 5:32:28 PM EST
The Imperial Credit was the galactic medium of exchange, pretty much used by everyone including Rebels but the Alliance had its own credit too.

And yes, pretty much all the Jedi that survived the purge were bums, none of them had what most would consider a legitimate job. Hell Han Solo's job was more legitimate, cause he actually worked.
Link Posted: 10/25/2013 5:35:47 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Silence:
Jedi- robe wearing religious fundamentalists who went around chopping the heads off of anyone that disagreed with their hockey religion, they also functioned as the secret police for a decrepit and dishonest galactic government consisting of a collection of dictators, kleptocrats, and monopolists.
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I LOLed at "hockey" religion!
Link Posted: 10/25/2013 5:36:30 PM EST
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Originally Posted By DocBull:
*jedi mind trick* those are not your credits but mine.
see free shit.
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So, Democrats then?
Link Posted: 10/25/2013 5:43:41 PM EST
Merchandising!
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Nailed it. Kumbaya and shit.
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The Jedi were space opera samurai. They worked for the government before being cast out and treated like ronin.
Link Posted: 10/25/2013 5:58:38 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/25/2013 6:04:59 PM EST by 110]
This might be one of the silliest Star Wars threads ever. There is nothing that would prohibit Jedi from taking jobs, contracts, running a business etc. The Jedi Order itself were more/less Galactic problem solvers. Like some sort of super Interpol.

Money in Star Wars is the Credit chip. Often encoded to cylinders (credit card)


Storm Troopers wear the same armor all the time and never seem to take a shower either, they must stink a lot..........I don't know about you, but I think Star Wars missed out on including a padawan shower scene.


Klingons never bath either.



LOL

Link Posted: 10/25/2013 6:00:32 PM EST
I think the canonical answer is that the Jedi Order essentially acted as a pseudo-extension of the Old Republic's judicial branch, and was funded in part from the Republic itself. Consider how the Jedis compare to the Catholic Church, which is another example of an extremely long-lived religious organization with significant secular wealth and power. One would imagine that any organization around that long, composed of individuals of exceptional super-human talents, is liable to not only obtain currency through various means, but will continue to grow in wealth and power over the centuries from the accumulation and investment of wealth.
Link Posted: 10/25/2013 6:24:02 PM EST
The jedi were like the Knights Templar
Link Posted: 10/25/2013 6:38:39 PM EST
Republic Credits

That is until the Empire took over and started printing Republic Credits so much that it took 26 million to buy deathsticks!
Link Posted: 10/25/2013 6:42:38 PM EST
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Jedi- robe wearing religious fundamentalists who went around chopping the heads off of anyone that disagreed with their hockey religion, they also functioned as the secret police for a decrepit and dishonest galactic government consisting of a collection of dictators, kleptocrats, and monopolists.
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Originally Posted By 110:
This might be one of the silliest Star Wars threads ever. There is nothing that would prohibit Jedi from taking jobs, contracts, running a business etc. The Jedi Order itself were more/less Galactic problem solvers. Like some sort of super Interpol.

Money in Star Wars is the Credit chip. Often encoded to cylinders (credit card)


Storm Troopers wear the same armor all the time and never seem to take a shower either, they must stink a lot..........I don't know about you, but I think Star Wars missed out on including a padawan shower scene.


Klingons never bath either.


http://ts2.mm.bing.net/th?id=H.4818357472005201&pid=15.1
LOL

http://ts3.mm.bing.net/th?id=H.4877563615315706&pid=15.1
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