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Re: Bush, Emergency Power, and YOU!

Postby Billy's Little Trip » Tue Sep 30, 2008 10:42 pm

The fall of the Roman Empire?
I don't think so. But pretty damn close.
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Re: Bush, Emergency Power, and YOU!

Postby fluffy » Tue Sep 30, 2008 10:49 pm

Representatives can speak metaphorically, and metaphors never work out of context.
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Re: Bush, Emergency Power, and YOU!

Postby Billy's Little Trip » Wed Oct 01, 2008 12:08 am

That fucker!
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Re: Bush, Emergency Power, and YOU!

Postby Caravan Ray » Wed Oct 01, 2008 1:29 am

Me$$iah wrote: This is evil.

Uh oh....I'm agreeing with the mad Welshman again! :shock:
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Re: Bush, Emergency Power, and YOU!

Postby Hoblit » Wed Oct 01, 2008 6:55 am

Caravan Ray wrote:
Me$$iah wrote: This is evil.

Uh oh....I'm agreeing with the mad Welshman again! :shock:


Yeah, the speaker was definitely speaking metaphorically but what a horrible choice of words. What a pandora's box of a word. What a door opening phrase.

I think Messiah is a bit extreme and while I myself am paranoid, he seems to take it up a notch. HOWEVER, I've noticed that everything he says seems to haunt my own suspicions.

As a matter of fact, thumbing through some Fark threads and comments on the story this week I came across someone who thought that this could be the new excuse for an emergency power execution. Don't want to 'change the horse mid race' in a crisis like this right? The war is old news, this is hot! and happening right before the elections and near the end of the year.

Of course this could mean nothing, but man... I can't help that nagging feeling. Silly, I know.

As far as a world bank...it reminds me of every punk song I've ever heard that references a new world order. The bright side of all of this fake money and computerized credit, Star Trek seems to think it'll work great! (I hate star trek)
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Re: Bush, Emergency Power, and YOU!

Postby fluffy » Wed Oct 01, 2008 8:49 am

Star Trek never had any central bank. Within the Federation there were "credits" in TOS (which I don't think were ever fully explained), and in TNG it was all some big communist/socialist system within the Federation (they had "grown beyond the need for money"), with separate forms of currency amongst the non-Federation folk. In border outposts (such as Deep Space 9) they tended to use gold-pressed latinum, the Ferengi currency of choice.
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Re: Bush, Emergency Power, and YOU!

Postby Hoblit » Wed Oct 01, 2008 9:37 am

fluffy wrote:Star Trek never had any central bank. Within the Federation there were "credits" in TOS (which I don't think were ever fully explained), and in TNG it was all some big communist/socialist system within the Federation (they had "grown beyond the need for money"), with separate forms of currency amongst the non-Federation folk. In border outposts (such as Deep Space 9) they tended to use gold-pressed latinum, the Ferengi currency of choice.


Yeah, I wasn't referring to a central bank with the Star Trek reference as much as I was talking about the communistic / social credit system with their Federation. (which in my opinion IS the central bank and what Messiah is describing)

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