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* I've been trying to let this one slide, but now that by "Blue on Blue" the dome has been down for a week, no one has done a census of the people who absolutely are inside the dome (and alive/dead) and at least posted it where the outside world could see it and the outside world posting a list of residents who are accounted for outside the dome. Yep, I know - TropesAreTools and RuleOfDrama, but it's stretching my WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief. Even with the issues they have been dealing with one week is hours and hours these people have had to get their act together, but alas.

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* I've been trying to let this one slide, but now that by "Blue on Blue" the dome has been down for a week, no one has done a census of the people who absolutely are inside the dome (and alive/dead) and at least posted it where the outside world could see it and the outside world posting a list of residents who are accounted for outside the dome. Yep, I know - TropesAreTools Administrivia/TropesAreTools and RuleOfDrama, but it's stretching my WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief. Even with the issues they have been dealing with one week is hours and hours these people have had to get their act together, but alas.



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*** IIRC, they fired the missile way up in the air. Presumably, they were worried that hitting the Dome with a missile would work too well, and the explosion might carry over into the town. So to be safe, they fired it were no one or nothing could get caught up in the fireball.


* Several aspects of technology use in the book make very little sense. The military is worried about information leaking out of the dome, so they jam everyone's cell phones... but at Barbie's insistence, they leave the internet connections alone. Because... there's no way to send information out by using the internet?
** The military wants to know how tall the dome is. This could be done any number of ways; trivially, just spray some paint on it from a distance and see what shows up. Instead they... shoot a succession of missiles at it until one sails through. Why?

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* Several aspects of technology use in the book make very little sense. The military is worried about information leaking out of the dome, so they jam everyone's cell phones... phones, but at Barbie's insistence, they leave the internet connections alone. Because... Because there's no way to send information out by using the internet?
** The military wants to know how tall the dome is. This could be done any number of ways; trivially, just as one example, spray some paint on it from a distance and see what shows up. Instead they... shoot a succession of missiles at it until one sails through. Why?Is that really the best possible plan?



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* Several aspects of technology use in the book make very little sense. The military is worried about information leaking out of the dome, so they jam everyone's cell phones... but at Barbie's insistence, they leave the internet connections alone. Because... there's no way to send information out by using the internet?
** The military wants to know how tall the dome is. This could be done any number of ways; trivially, just spray some paint on it from a distance and see what shows up. Instead they... shoot a succession of missiles at it until one sails through. Why?
** There's a weird overuse of missiles in general. When the military tries to crack the Dome, they shoot a missile at it. Fine; but the main purpose of a missile is to get an explosive to someplace that's hard to reach. Why not just walk up to the dome and pile as much explosive as they want against it? That would get better results and be much less expensive.

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[[folder:Big Jim's car dealership]]
* In one episode in season 2 Jim's Car dealership is brought back up after long being a non-issue.
** Joe includes a paperweight from Big Jim's dealership with a message to be sent out of the dome as proof it came from inside. So ''no one'' outside the dome could possibly have bought a car from Big Jim and gotten a free paperweight?
** Where is Jim's dealership anyway? Has he checked on it?
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[[folder: Episode: "Going home"]]
*Neither Barbie or Sam contact any authorities about being from inside the dome.
*Barbie's father says he can't convince his friends in Washington to let him near the dome. I guess bribing the National Guard or asking is out of the question?
*Barbie doesn't even tell his father that he was inside the dome.
*Upon learning that there may be a way out, the normally brash and impulsive Julia, Norrie, Joe, and Junior don't immediately leap for it? The dome has not exactly been a safe place to stay...
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*Why doesn't Barbie call for an ambulance when Julia is shot in Season 1? Why does he insist on driving her to the hospital?


*** [http://www.amusingplanet.com/2012/11/tropical-island-resortworld-largest.html There's real-world precedent for this].

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*** [http://www.[[http://www.amusingplanet.com/2012/11/tropical-island-resortworld-largest.html There's real-world precedent for this].this]].

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** Was it stated that he was completely absent? It could be possible that one of Norrie's parents called him up and told him, even if just in a guilt-trip laden "Look what we have to do without you" motive. Barring that, they possibly had mutual friends who knew that Norrie didn't reach camp, and with Chester's Mill all over the news it wouldn't take a genius a full week to figure out why.



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** This doesn't seem too bad to me. Sure, it's bad leadership, but it isn't "Break willing suspension of disbelief" bad. It's pretty apparent that Rennie is hell-bent on controlling information, so he wouldn't want a census to go public. Also, he's been pretty busy from the get-go so he'd have to hire people to do it, and that would mean people poking around places he might not want them poking around.

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* It would appear that Big Jim Rennie's solution to the problem is to enforce a quasi-command economy.

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** And as far as printing money goes, as long as nobody got stupid about it they could keep shoving money into circulation and thereby erode the value of whatever Max or someone else has hoarded away.





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[[folder: The Economy of the Dome]]
* So Max [[spoiler:sets up a black market. Here's the problem: what happens when people run out of stuff to barter for "fun"? Either her business will abruptly crash to the ground and she'll have angry people raiding her supply, or she'll end up being able to dole out what she has to people and they'll do whatever she wants, no matter how degrading.]] But the situation is fundamentally unstable due to the finite resources of the Dome, and nobody has the legal right to print money in the dome, which would avoid or at least delay the moment at which nobody has anything and one person has everything.
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** See 'Digging Out' below.

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** By episode 8 it's been well over a week since the dome came down, and despite everything that has happened she doesn't seem to be keeping notes or taking any more pictures and no one seems to be wondering why the paper hasn't come out for a while.

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