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(BBC-US)   Sick of high casualty rates on away missions, Red Shirts threaten civil war   (bbc.com) divider line 23
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2014-04-06 07:53:06 AM  
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Fun book - highly recommend.
 
2014-04-06 07:53:17 AM  
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Support her all you want. She's still not going to sleep with you.
 
2014-04-06 08:01:18 AM  
www.blastr.com
"there is no way to sugar coat this men. You are all going to die tonight."
 
2014-04-06 08:04:18 AM  
They'd let you join, they would invite you, but the queens they use would not excite you.
 
2014-04-06 08:13:14 AM  
Silly Lesbians and their parades. . .
 
2014-04-06 08:18:10 AM  

some_beer_drinker: "there is no way to sugar coat this men. You are all going to die tonight."


"Gentlemen, we are. Beaming down. To a hostile. Planet. I am sad to. Say. That seven of the. Six of you will. Be killed. Also the senior most. Officers on this ship will. For some reason. Be joining. You. Down there. We will. Not be dying."

/Yes, let the entire chain of command beam down
//Leave a lieutenant in the big chair
///He'll pilot the ship ten galaxies away with the indicator on...
 
2014-04-06 08:30:26 AM  

some_beer_drinker: [www.blastr.com image 740x493]
"there is no way to sugar coat this men. You are all going to die tonight."


"Red Leader, standing by."
 
2014-04-06 08:36:09 AM  
One man's popular uprising is another man's coup.

So long as we're on the right side.
 
2014-04-06 08:37:07 AM  
Duh, everyone knows Thai Fighters are expendable!
 
2014-04-06 08:53:26 AM  

Gunboat: [d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net image 268x400]

Fun book - highly recommend.


Fark: The audiobook is read by Will Wheaton.
 
2014-04-06 08:57:13 AM  
I see this is a scalzi thread
 
2014-04-06 08:57:53 AM  

maram500: some_beer_drinker: "there is no way to sugar coat this men. You are all going to die tonight."

"Gentlemen, we are. Beaming down. To a hostile. Planet. I am sad to. Say. That seven of the. Six of you will. Be killed. Also the senior most. Officers on this ship will. For some reason. Be joining. You. Down there. We will. Not be dying."

/Yes, let the entire chain of command beam down
//Leave a lieutenant in the big chair
///He'll pilot the ship ten galaxies away with the indicator on...


I never understood the logic in that either.  In one of the ST:TNG episodes, I think that Riker states that it would be dumb for Picard to go beam down on the planet as he's the freaking Captain.  But Picard still beams down to the planet.  And in another episode, Picard beams down to a planet in a mission that turns out to be a Cardassian trap to capture Picard so they can mess with his mind.  The reason they give is that Picard saw some Cardassian energy weapon or something a long time ago, so he has to beam down, despite there being an entire Federation scientific group devoted to that particular weapon.
The only logical explanation is that the shows revolve around the senior leadership.  If they followed strict military-style logic, they would stay behind on the ship giving orders.  And the show would have tanked a long time ago had that happened.
 
2014-04-06 09:04:34 AM  
The only answer to send in  Tony Jaa to take care of matters.

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2014-04-06 09:19:59 AM  
Going to be one hell of a lop-sided civil war.
 
2014-04-06 09:50:02 AM  
I'm with the Reds on this one. The economic elite are upset because democracy is actually working. Unlike here in the USA, they haven't yet figured out how to throw red herring racial and religious issues into the mix to divide and conquer the lower and middle classes.
 
2014-04-06 09:55:21 AM  
These little coups happen every 10-15 years there.  The monarchy is the only thing that really matters to your man-on-the-street Thai anyway.
 
2014-04-06 09:56:23 AM  
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2014-04-06 10:07:48 AM  

UNC_Samurai: Duh, everyone knows Thai Fighters are expendable!


Best cross universe joke of the thread.
 
2014-04-06 10:10:45 AM  

maram500: some_beer_drinker: "there is no way to sugar coat this men. You are all going to die tonight."

"Gentlemen, we are. Beaming down. To a hostile. Planet. I am sad to. Say. That seven of the. Six of you will. Be killed. Also the senior most. Officers on this ship will. For some reason. Be joining. You. Down there. We will. Not be dying."

/Yes, let the entire chain of command beam down
//Leave a lieutenant in the big chair
///He'll pilot the ship ten galaxies away with the indicator on...


But as Insurrection taught us, he'll fly it with an FCS Thrustmaster Pro like he was playing Falcon 4.0.
 
2014-04-06 11:53:09 AM  

eyeq360: maram500: some_beer_drinker: "there is no way to sugar coat this men. You are all going to die tonight."

"Gentlemen, we are. Beaming down. To a hostile. Planet. I am sad to. Say. That seven of the. Six of you will. Be killed. Also the senior most. Officers on this ship will. For some reason. Be joining. You. Down there. We will. Not be dying."

/Yes, let the entire chain of command beam down
//Leave a lieutenant in the big chair
///He'll pilot the ship ten galaxies away with the indicator on...

I never understood the logic in that either.  In one of the ST:TNG episodes, I think that Riker states that it would be dumb for Picard to go beam down on the planet as he's the freaking Captain.  But Picard still beams down to the planet.  And in another episode, Picard beams down to a planet in a mission that turns out to be a Cardassian trap to capture Picard so they can mess with his mind.  The reason they give is that Picard saw some Cardassian energy weapon or something a long time ago, so he has to beam down, despite there being an entire Federation scientific group devoted to that particular weapon.
The only logical explanation is that the shows revolve around the senior leadership.  If they followed strict military-style logic, they would stay behind on the ship giving orders.  And the show would have tanked a long time ago had that happened.


Probably meant to emulate the old tall ship organization, where the ships officers didn't just run the ship, but controlled the marines and were involved in shore actions/exploration as well.

Also, they pretty much always had either Riker or Picard on deck, it wasn't often that a more junior officer was left in total command.

They often went way overboard on the number of command crew on missions, however, obviously because it would have made the show more boring to follow 3rd lieutenant Noname, rather than the established characters.
 
2014-04-06 11:55:35 AM  

MNguy: These little coups happen every 10-15 years there.  The monarchy is the only thing that really matters to your man-on-the-street Thai anyway.


More often than that actually. It's just a precious minority of the population that gets involved.

Was living there during one. People just went about their business. Unless one was involved, you'd never know anything different was going on. Americans could learn a thing or two compared to how they react during the 'zomg the govmnt is shutdown anarchy!'
 
2014-04-06 12:58:08 PM  
I'm sure China will be more than happy to go in and "Restore Order".
 
2014-04-06 01:53:04 PM  

eyeq360: maram500: some_beer_drinker: "there is no way to sugar coat this men. You are all going to die tonight."

"Gentlemen, we are. Beaming down. To a hostile. Planet. I am sad to. Say. That seven of the. Six of you will. Be killed. Also the senior most. Officers on this ship will. For some reason. Be joining. You. Down there. We will. Not be dying."

/Yes, let the entire chain of command beam down
//Leave a lieutenant in the big chair
///He'll pilot the ship ten galaxies away with the indicator on...

I never understood the logic in that either.  In one of the ST:TNG episodes, I think that Riker states that it would be dumb for Picard to go beam down on the planet as he's the freaking Captain.  But Picard still beams down to the planet.  And in another episode, Picard beams down to a planet in a mission that turns out to be a Cardassian trap to capture Picard so they can mess with his mind.  The reason they give is that Picard saw some Cardassian energy weapon or something a long time ago, so he has to beam down, despite there being an entire Federation scientific group devoted to that particular weapon.
The only logical explanation is that the shows revolve around the senior leadership.  If they followed strict military-style logic, they would stay behind on the ship giving orders.  And the show would have tanked a long time ago had that happened.


There's actually a throwaway line in Wrath of Khan about this: General Order 15. While it applied (as Saavik states it) to flag officers--of which Kirk was one at the time--it can be reasonably assumed that there are similar directives for a starship's senior staff.

/Going to take my nerd hat off.
 
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