Thursday, May 11, 2006

Freedom is pretty cheap, comparatively speaking

One of the things I remember, one of the main reasons for the collapse of the USSR, is that tyranny is much more expensive than freedom. Keeping tabs on all these political enemies is costing you guys a ton. The 52 warnings about OBL before september 11 probably cost a pretty penny already, and that was for legitimate police work. What is that shit going on in the background costing you ?

1 comment:

  1. General Dodonna: [Dodonna stands before a large electronic wall display talking to the rebel fighers] The battle station is heavily shielded and carries a firepower greater than half the star fleet. It's defenses are designed around a direct large-scale assault. A small one-man fighter should be able to penetrate the outer defense.
    Gold Leader: [stands up to ask question] Pardon me for asking, sir, but what good are snub fighters going to be against that?
    General Dodonna: Well, the Empire doesn't consider a small one-man fighter to be any threat, or they'd have a tighter defense. An analysis of the plans provided by Princess Leia has demonstrated a weakness in the battle station.
    General Dodonna: [Artoo makes beeping sounds. The computer display starts as Dodonna keeps talking] The approach will not be easy. You are required to maneuver straight down this trench and skim the surface to this point. The target area is only two meters wide. It's a small thermal exhaust port, right below the main port. The shaft leads directly to the reactor system. A precise hit will start a chain reaction which should destroy the station.
    General Dodonna: [a murmer of disbelief runs through the room] Only a precise hit will set up a chain reaction. The shaft is ray-shielded, so you'll have to use proton torpedoes.