TWB 06-Septwonder-2018: Nope, no villains here.

Joined: August 14th, 2017, 10:03 pm

September 6th, 2018, 1:00 pm #1

Heck, after the last adventure he's bearly a raccoon.

Did you see what I did there? 
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September 6th, 2018, 3:55 pm #2

ISWYDT. ;)
"Character is what you are in the Dark." - D.L. Moody
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September 7th, 2018, 2:02 am #3

There's no way Doc or Roger would be villains; they'd lose their security clearances. I mean do you realize how hard they are to get and how useful they are?
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September 7th, 2018, 3:53 am #4

They're not villains, they're just a bit... enthusiastic.  And not overly prone to thinking things through to their logical conclusion.

... then again, given that both Doc and Roger have repeatedly shown the ability to defy the laws of physics, perhaps the "logical conclusion" isn't quite so logical after all.
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September 7th, 2018, 1:34 pm #5

PSadlon wrote: There's no way Doc or Roger would be villains; they'd lose their security clearances. I mean do you realize how hard they are to get and how useful they are?
I'm not so sure. The U.S. government has a long history of supporting dictators when it advanced the nation's interests. And then there's Operation Paperclip, where the U.S. recruited scientists and engineers from post-Nazi Germany to gain a technological edge in the Cold War and the Space Race. Some of the people recruited were formerly members of the Nazi party, but they weren't Communists so it was okay.
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September 7th, 2018, 4:51 pm #6

PSadlon wrote: There's no way Doc or Roger would be villains; they'd lose their security clearances. I mean do you realize how hard they are to get and how useful they are?
You say that like the government isn't packed with villains.
Love thou the rose, yet leave it on its stem. -- Edward Bulwer-Lytton
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September 7th, 2018, 5:52 pm #7

Jelsemium wrote:
PSadlon wrote: There's no way Doc or Roger would be villains; they'd lose their security clearances. I mean do you realize how hard they are to get and how useful they are?
You say that like the government isn't packed with villains.
Yeah, we know the government is packed with villains.   In many instances we won't know who they were or what they did for decades.  Screw the stupid conspiracy theorists on their UFO stuff, the real things, like radiation testing of communities and prisoners actually happened and was backed by a bunch of red-blooded patriots who just wanted to see what happens if you press this button...

So, yeah, it's fun to pretend there's some evil cabal somewhere, but it's those people with good intentions or carried way by their enthusiasm you really have to watch out for.
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September 7th, 2018, 6:45 pm #8

Reminds me of a saying I saw somewhere, "Be careful not to blame conspiracy for that which can be explained by simple incompetence."

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September 7th, 2018, 8:27 pm #9

hinermad wrote:  And then there's Operation Paperclip, where the U.S. recruited scientists and engineers from post-Nazi Germany to gain a technological edge in the Cold War and the Space Race. Some of the people recruited were formerly members of the Nazi party, but they weren't Communists so it was okay.
I met a couple of them, back-when -- the stories they told... well, let's just say: They were far less "free" than one might think.

Also, there's the fact that "National Socialism", by its nature, required folks to be Members Of The Party (esp. for high-end stuff like Rocketry -- Dear Old Uncle Adi and his crowd felt the Heer was too much a product of the early German confederations, and the Kriegsmarine a product of the Second Reich; so the Luftwaffe and the rocketry programs were to be "the NSDAP's contribution to Germany").
CF

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September 7th, 2018, 9:29 pm #10

csadn wrote:
hinermad wrote:  And then there's Operation Paperclip, where the U.S. recruited scientists and engineers from post-Nazi Germany to gain a technological edge in the Cold War and the Space Race. Some of the people recruited were formerly members of the Nazi party, but they weren't Communists so it was okay.
I met a couple of them, back-when -- the stories they told... well, let's just say: They were far less "free" than one might think.

Also, there's the fact that "National Socialism", by its nature, required folks to be Members Of The Party (esp. for high-end stuff like Rocketry -- Dear Old Uncle Adi and his crowd felt the Heer was too much a product of the early German confederations, and the Kriegsmarine a product of the Second Reich; so the Luftwaffe and the rocketry programs were to be "the NSDAP's contribution to Germany").
An enjoyable and fascinating read, from the early days of air warfare, Monsters of the Purple Twilight, by Ernest Dudley I very much recommend.  It covers the early advantages lighter than air craft (Zeppelins) had over heavier than air craft (planes) and the technological battle and human cost (pilots and occasional people on the ground) in the battle for air superiority during WW I.  Great read, find a copy.
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