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  •  not to mention (none)
    If we did get out there, operating as "space-rookies", would we know not to pick a fight with the fastest gun on the galactic block?  Getting cosmic-zapped for either inadvertently - or if this current crowd is still around, some insulting other way - pissing off the local space marshalls is, well, likely not a good idea.

    And if the thing goes fast and far on its test run, how will we get it back to evaluate it?  Will we even know where it went?

    If you vote Republican, you vote for corruption.

    by MN camera on Thu Jan 05, 2006 at 09:43:30 PM PST

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    •  Attracting THEIR Attention (none)

      Any civilization capable of interstellar travel is equally capable of obliterating an entire planet from a long, long way off.

      That which powers a stardrive can just as easily power a very powerful bomb.

      If they know of us and wanted us dead, we'd be dead already and we'd never see the faces(sic) of our executioners.

      Operative term being: If they know of us.

      Never let being humane get in the way of being human. And vice-versa.

      by cskendrick on Fri Jan 06, 2006 at 03:40:20 AM PST

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