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Old September 19 2009, 09:58 AM   #86
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Re: Your favourite TrekLit ships?

Caleuche wrote: View Post
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Perhaps it's the Federation Central Bank? ?
That has to be the easiest office job in the Federation!
'What shall we do today?'
'Same as yesterday. Nothing!'
Depends on which side of the "does the Federation have money?" debate you fall on. I've outlined numerous instances where the Federation is depicted as possessing a monetary system. And if nothing else, the obliteration of numerous worlds by the Borg has likely re-introduced to the Federation economy the state of scarcity; I wouldn't be surprised if money makes a "comeback," so to speak, in the wake of the Borg Invasion.

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the Royal Yacht was called 'Britannia', so you suggesting 'Federation'?
No I was merely stating in response to Christophers comment of Air Force One just being a callsign, that some nations have dedicated ships/craft of state.

Federation! would be a terrible name for a vessel as it sounds like an off-broadway play.
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We've united
In a federation!
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And nobody in Quadrant Alpha,
No Rom'lan that there is or was
Is ever gonna bring
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