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# 21
03-21-2010, 10:19 PM
@ZonaSamurai - your sig is awesome.

@CmdrTuvok - glad i you appreciated my post.

Regarding the Federation Government, I think the only reason it works is becuase of replicator tech. If they didn't have everything they needed right at their fingertips, they'd still be fighting and killing each other.
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# 22
03-21-2010, 10:19 PM
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Ya know, i agree that this isn't the place for this... I also agree that the founding fathers would be pretty disgusted with this and alot of other things that we do in the United States of America.

It's funny, in Star Trek the government is about as commuist as it gets. Everyone works for the betterment of the group. They have "universal healthcare", they have no system of currency and everything seems to work out great. It's that kind of "Utopia" that the Liberal Democrats want to create. It's just a shame that system doesn't work in practice.

I'm not going to go into my politics here beyond that. I visit these forums for Trek and Trek related talk. Anyone have any thoughts on why the Federation government would or would not work, I'd love to hear it though.
Star Trek is a communist society, and Soviet Union (or other socialist/communists countries) wasn't even close to the utopia. In practice it may work with replicators and cheap energy :-)
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# 23
03-21-2010, 10:20 PM
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Regarding the Federation Government, I think the only reason it works is becuase of replicator tech. If they didn't have everything they needed right at their fingertips, they'd still be fighting and killing each other.
Ha you beat me to it - the replicators
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# 24
03-21-2010, 10:20 PM
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Ha you beat me to it - the replicators
Technically I beat you both to it.
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# 25
03-21-2010, 10:22 PM
I think it's awesome that i was writing my post about replicators being responsible for the success of the Federation, and before I could post it like three other people said the same thing.

God I love this forum... everyone here seems like they're on the same wavelength. Even when we disagree on something, it's like we can still stay civil.

I bet this thread does not become a flame war...
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# 26
03-21-2010, 10:22 PM
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Technically I beat you both to it.
:-)

But then slavery would come back when we start to replicate ourselves to do the boring stuff.
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# 27
03-21-2010, 10:23 PM
This bill is wrong, forceing the purchase of medical care or be penalized when you dont. Sounds like the goverment stealing candy from its people. Give them money or be fined which gives them money. If even then you decide to pay the fine and still not get the care you goto jail... Good way to treat your people.

Money is the whole problem.

End money...
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# 28
03-21-2010, 10:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Bos22
:-)

But then slavery would come back when we start to replicate ourselves to do the boring stuff.
eugenics is outlawed.

edit: and with as many as 37 states willing (stating that they will) challenge said bill, this is far from over.
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# 29
03-21-2010, 10:26 PM
the real power will be on the 2 federation planets that are the only places that have the needed materials for making the replicators.
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# 30
03-21-2010, 10:27 PM
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Originally Posted by faithborn
eugenics is outlawed.

edit: and with as many as 37 states willing (stating that they will) challenge said bill, this is far from over.
and even then, replicators cannot replicate living matter.
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