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While it is technically a game, PeaceMaker is actually an interactive media platform that provides a level of understanding and empathy concerning hard to understand issues. The first PeaceMaker product is centered on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, described by people such as Kofi Annan, George Soros and even the recent Baker-Hamiton report on Iraq. By providing a set of facts on both sides of the issue PeaceMaker is a essentially a tool that supports Democracy and provides for a short experience that deepens one's understanding more than hours of passive TV viewing or newspaper reading. This deeper understanding will provide the basis to allow for evaluating the political jargon that passes for informing the public.
A version of this decision coin was invented 30 years ago by Jennifer Vraney's father, George Vraney, for use with her and her sister. Jennifer and her sister would stay with their dad for summers and all the silly things they fou... A version of this decision coin was invented 30 years ago by Jennifer Vraney's father, George Vraney, for use with her and her sister. Jennifer and her sister would stay with their dad for summers and all the silly things they fought about drove him bananas! This coin worked like a charm. Jennifer's sister, being older, figured out the strategy behind it. Jennifer never really did, but that didn't matter because both sisters won in every situation. All their dad had to say was "who has the coin" and that person would figure out what to do. Two years ago, Jennifer asked her father if he'd be interested in taking the Pocket Referee to market with her, and the rest is history!