Originally Posted by rock_jock
Some ideas should be left on the drawing board.
Yeah.... But an impressive demonstration of the machinist's art....
I'd like to have seen where they hit .....
& ....I'd like to know what happens if one side jams & the other doen't .....
They'd created a vast, permanently unemployed underclass, dependent upon the Republic's stupendous welfare machine for its very existence, and in so doing, they'd sown the seeds of their own destruction. No one could place two-thirds of a world's population on the Dole and keep them there forever without the entire system crashing . . . but how in hell did one get them off the Dole? -David Weber, Flag in Exile