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Old July 4 2013, 04:10 AM   #61
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^Hence her promotion to Admiral. As is well known in Starfleet rank posterity, before one is promoted to Admiral he/she must pledge his/her willingness to cooperate with the dark side. Name one Starfleet Admiral who wasn't morally ambiguous.
Admiral Kirk!
Yes, you're right there. But there's an exception to every rule. Besides, it's the next gen era Admirals that are truly morally defunct. Though in my TOS recollection there were a few "bad apple" Admirals as well. Maybe Starfleet was just beginning to implement its "evil Admiral" protocols and by the time TNG hit, it was standard procedure.

(I think I'm due for a TOS rewatch)
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Old July 4 2013, 04:30 AM   #62
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^Hence her promotion to Admiral. As is well known in Starfleet rank posterity, before one is promoted to Admiral he/she must pledge his/her willingness to cooperate with the dark side. Name one Starfleet Admiral who wasn't morally ambiguous.
Admiral Kirk!
Yes, you're right there. But there's an exception to every rule. Besides, it's the next gen era Admirals that are truly morally defunct. Though in my TOS recollection there were a few "bad apple" Admirals as well. Maybe Starfleet was just beginning to implement its "evil Admiral" protocols and by the time TNG hit, it was standard procedure.

(I think I'm due for a TOS rewatch)
Evil admiral replaced evil commodore after that rank was eliminated. Evil Lionel Richie got a cushy new promotion.
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Old July 4 2013, 04:43 AM   #63
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I wanted to post this last week but I had to find it again. lol
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Old July 4 2013, 05:07 AM   #64
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Evil admiral replaced evil commodore after that rank was eliminated. Evil Lionel Richie got a cushy new promotion.
That's right. Evil commodore. After the rank was eliminated, the Admirals became the hotbed of well-intentioned moral depravity.
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Old July 4 2013, 05:13 AM   #65
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Maybe because it is SO boring not working for money and better houses etc.. that they need to do something to distract from the truth that they did all that paperwork for no more reward than they'd have gotten for waiting tables?
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Old July 4 2013, 05:17 AM   #66
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^It is an oft tossed-around idea in modern psychology that boredom is the root of all evil.
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Old July 8 2013, 12:34 PM   #67
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Hm.

Boredom causes evil.
Immortality is largely boredom.

This explains a great deal...
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Old July 8 2013, 12:37 PM   #68
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God?
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Old July 8 2013, 12:56 PM   #69
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God is dead. Nietzsche killed it.
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Old July 8 2013, 01:36 PM   #70
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Todd Nietzsche?

How the fuck do you know my dry cleaner?
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Old July 8 2013, 01:59 PM   #71
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Dry cleaning creeps me out. But if someone can connect it to the abyss I might find something redeeming about it.
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Old July 8 2013, 04:28 PM   #72
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God is dead. Nietzsche killed it.
Nietzsche is dead God.

Just saying if there is something up above hedge accordingly!
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Old July 8 2013, 11:22 PM   #73
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Hedge?
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Old July 14 2013, 05:42 AM   #74
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Hedge?
Yes. haven't you read Pascal, Teacake? God is the more profitable end of some kind of wager. (Or something). I'm an atheist, so I don't gamble.
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Old July 14 2013, 05:45 AM   #75
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I have not read Pascal but I have read that Pascal quote which is one of those things so many are fond of quoting.
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