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Old November 1 2013, 12:47 AM   #16
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Re: Was DS9 safe?

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DS9 wasn't in a war zone for a the first five years of Starfleet's administration of the starbase.

That's five years of civilians comin' to the station, settin' up a place to live & work and make the place a home, which is what Sisko wanted when he convinced Quark to stay in 'Emissary'.
By convinced you mean blackmailed Quark into staying.
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Old November 1 2013, 07:35 AM   #17
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Re: Was DS9 safe?

Absolutely. The best example I can give you today is Kandahar airfield, Afghanistan. A sprawling complex of thousands of mutinationals, although there are no families, there are still thousands of civilians who work and live there. There are restaurants and shops galore. Basically, a Deep Space 9 on the ground. The airfield is not only under threat. but is constantly fired upon. Teams of people go forth from 'the station' to carry out missions. Deep Space 9 is a great parallel to this. Not necessarily safe, as per the thread title, but very real.
That is a FANTASTIC analogy! Thanks for that and for your service.
Yes, thank you for the analogy and more importantly your service!
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Old November 5 2013, 11:25 AM   #18
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It always struck me as odd that DS9 was essentially a military instillation in a turbulent part of space yet they had a huge civillian population. Restaraunts, shops, families, etc were all over the station yet they were in the middle of a war zone where the station was in constant threat of being attacked. Did it really make sense that so many people would choose to live on the station?
Absolutely. The best example I can give you today is Kandahar airfield, Afghanistan. A sprawling complex of thousands of mutinationals, although there are no families, there are still thousands of civilians who work and live there. There are restaurants and shops galore. Basically, a Deep Space 9 on the ground. The airfield is not only under threat. but is constantly fired upon. Teams of people go forth from 'the station' to carry out missions. Deep Space 9 is a great parallel to this. Not necessarily safe, as per the thread title, but very real.
At least DS9 didn't have an infamous poo pond though!
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Old November 5 2013, 04:29 PM   #19
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It always struck me as odd that DS9 was essentially a military instillation in a turbulent part of space yet they had a huge civillian population. Restaraunts, shops, families, etc were all over the station yet they were in the middle of a war zone where the station was in constant threat of being attacked. Did it really make sense that so many people would choose to live on the station?
Absolutely. The best example I can give you today is Kandahar airfield, Afghanistan. A sprawling complex of thousands of mutinationals, although there are no families, there are still thousands of civilians who work and live there. There are restaurants and shops galore. Basically, a Deep Space 9 on the ground. The airfield is not only under threat. but is constantly fired upon. Teams of people go forth from 'the station' to carry out missions. Deep Space 9 is a great parallel to this. Not necessarily safe, as per the thread title, but very real.
At least DS9 didn't have an infamous poo pond though!
Good God, you got that right!! I wouldn't go near the Asian kitchen because of its proximity to it!! You should be coming home soon, eh? (Yes, I do say 'eh' a lot)
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Old November 6 2013, 05:11 AM   #20
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Absolutely. The best example I can give you today is Kandahar airfield, Afghanistan. A sprawling complex of thousands of mutinationals, although there are no families, there are still thousands of civilians who work and live there. There are restaurants and shops galore. Basically, a Deep Space 9 on the ground. The airfield is not only under threat. but is constantly fired upon. Teams of people go forth from 'the station' to carry out missions. Deep Space 9 is a great parallel to this. Not necessarily safe, as per the thread title, but very real.
At least DS9 didn't have an infamous poo pond though!
Good God, you got that right!! I wouldn't go near the Asian kitchen because of its proximity to it!! You should be coming home soon, eh? (Yes, I do say 'eh' a lot)
Yeah the poo pond is horrible! We have a bit of that stink here on Phoenix every now and then, but nothing like KAF.

I have a little over 2 months to go, should be starting to head home in mid January.
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