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Old July 15 2009, 12:55 AM   #76
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Old July 15 2009, 01:00 AM   #77
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So even the Borg know the fine art of "Spin?"
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Old July 15 2009, 01:05 AM   #78
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Old July 15 2009, 01:30 AM   #79
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I just hope I don't end up in a Cardie prison. I like all my teeth were they are.
If you are a loyal friend to the union you will have nothing to fear. If not...well agent Neryrs Ghemor has hinted at what would happen.
Indeed.

Clegg, your first lesson is that words like "Cardie" and "spoonhead"--or any other reference to us that is not "Cardassian"--is highly improper.

As for the Romulans? As of 09:00 hours Central Command time both Romulus and Cardassia have signed a join pact againist the awful tyranny of Rick Rolling and have pledged to fight together in order to eradicate this scourge from the Galaxy forever.
We of the Order will be watching to make sure you exercise caution. Our previous commander was not so careful when it came to the Romulans--but make no mistake, we have learned from that unfortunate experience and we will not allow a repeat.

(also Herkimer Jitty is correct, it is only your upper molars that are taken by the state, for the purpose of citizen identification. As to what actually goes on in a Cardassian POW camp? I'm afraid that information is classifed.)
It is the first molar of any Cardassian that is taken. As for foreigners...whichever molar we determine is in the best condition shall be taken.
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Old July 15 2009, 01:39 AM   #80
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^I am in complete agreement with the Order and look forward to working with them for the glory of Cardassia.

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Old July 15 2009, 02:17 AM   #81
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If the Federation Anthem did have lyrics, I suppose it'd be like this. Imagine the italics to be strikethrough.

United forever in friendship and labor,
Our mighty republics planets will ever endure.
The great Soviet Union Federation will live through the ages
The dream of a people
Their fortress secure

Long live our Soviet Motherland Federation land!
Built by the people's mighty hand!
Long live our People, united and free!
Strong in our friendship tried by fire!
Long may our crimson azure flag inspire!
Shining in glory for all men to see!

Through days dark and stormy
Where Great Lenin Archer led us
Our eyes saw the bright sun of freedom above
And Stalin James Kirk our Leader
With faith in the People,
Inspired us to build up
The land that planets we love

Long live our Soviet Motherland Federation land!
Built by the people's mighty hand!
Long live our People, united and free!
Strong in our friendship tried by fire!
Long may our crimson azure flag inspire!
Shining in glory for all men to see!

We fought for the future,
Destroyed the invader Romulan,
And brought to our homeland homeworlds
The Laurels of Fame
Our glory will live in
The memory of nations
And all generations
Will honor her name.

Long live our Soviet Motherland Federation land!
Built by the people's mighty hand!
Long live our People, united and free!
Strong in our friendship tried by fire!
Long may our crimson azure flag inspire!
Shining in glory for all men to see!
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Old July 15 2009, 02:23 AM   #82
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Clegg, your first lesson is that words like "Cardie" and "spoonhead"--or any other reference to us that is not "Cardassian"--is highly improper.[/QUOTE|

What can I say? I'm a biggot.
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Old July 15 2009, 06:18 AM   #83
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Clegg, your first lesson is that words like "Cardie" and "spoonhead"--or any other reference to us that is not "Cardassian"--is highly improper.[/QUOTE|

What can I say? I'm a biggot.
We have "programs" to address social dysfunctions of that nature...highly effective ones.
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Old July 15 2009, 12:04 PM   #84
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^ Indeed, and they have proven to be...effective.

{summons guards to take CorporalClegg to a reeducation center}

It is also my proud and solemn duty to promote Gul Laser bream to the command of the Galor class battleship the Aman Evek.

Long live Cardassia!

Also just on Sci's version of the Federation anthem, I do like it a lot (mostly because I like the Soviet anthem as a example of the genre) but I think that it works better as a Cardassian one instead.
Imagine if you will a particularly lazy state poet who has been tasked with writing a national anthem and decided merely to change the words of the old Soviet anthem.
Below is how I would imagine this:

United forever in service and duty,
Our mighty union will ever endure.
The great Cardassian Union will live through the ages
The dream of a people
Their fortress secure

Long live our glorious Union!
Built by the people's mighty hand!
Long live our People, united and strong!
Strong in our Empire tried by fire!
Long may our crimson flag inspire!
Shining in glory for all peoples to see!

Through days dark and stormy
Where Great Akleen led us
Our eyes saw the bright sun of glory above
And central command our leaders
With faith in the State,
Inspired us to build up
The Union that we love

Long live our glorious Union!
Built by the people's mighty hand!
Long live our People, united and strong!
Strong in our Empire tried by fire!
Long may our crimson flag inspire!
Shining in glory for all peoples to see!

We fought for the future,
Destroyed the invader,
And brought to our homeworld
The Laurels of Fame
Our glory will live in
The memory of ages
And all generations
Will honour our name.

Long live our glorious Union!
Built by the people's mighty hand!
Long live our People, united and strong!
Strong in our Empire tried by fire!
Long may our crimson flag inspire!
Shining in glory for all Peoples to see!
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Old July 15 2009, 04:16 PM   #85
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Nice! Especially the part about "service and duty."

Now personally...I liked the idea of using a Communist anthem for the Federation, as well. It seemed to fit! But that's the cynical Cardassian in me speaking again.
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Old July 15 2009, 04:41 PM   #86
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Nice! Especially the part about "service and duty."

Now personally...I liked the idea of using a Communist anthem for the Federation, as well. It seemed to fit! But that's the cynical Cardassian in me speaking again.
I'm not sure of that. It seems to me that the Federation is a more 'liberal' and dare I say PC version of Communism without the hard edges that defined 'real existing socialism'. So the anthem would be a wishy-washy love the world type affair.

The old Soviet themes and leitmotifs suit the Union to a tee, plus soviet propaganda has a certain style that cannot be beat.
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Old July 15 2009, 04:50 PM   #87
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If I were being more earnest, I would assume that a Federation Anthem's lyrics would probably be all about unity and diversity and multiculturalism and liberty and sentient rights and exploration.

And it would probably have to be really carefully constructed so that translated lyrics could fit into it for the other three founding worlds' languages, too. In fact, since I subscribe to the novels' depiction of the founding worlds -- that Alpha Centauri, a former United Earth colony, was also one of the founding worlds, and that Alpha Centauri has a large diaspora of Chinese Humans -- I would probably infer that the Anthem is constructed to work in English, Vulcan, Andorii, Tellarite, and Mandarin (at least).
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Old July 15 2009, 06:54 PM   #88
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In fact, since I subscribe to the novels' depiction of the founding worlds -- that Alpha Centauri, a former United Earth colony, was also one of the founding worlds, and that Alpha Centauri has a large diaspora of Chinese Humans -- I would probably infer that the Anthem is constructed to work in English, Vulcan, Andorii, Tellarite, and Mandarin (at least).
I like that idea...
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Old July 15 2009, 06:56 PM   #89
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^ Indeed, and they have proven to be...effective.

{summons guards to take CorporalClegg to a reeducation center}

It is also my proud and solemn duty to promote Gul Laser bream to the command of the Galor class battleship the Aman Evek.

Long live Cardassia!

Also just on Sci's version of the Federation anthem, I do like it a lot (mostly because I like the Soviet anthem as a example of the genre) but I think that it works better as a Cardassian one instead.
Imagine if you will a particularly lazy state poet who has been tasked with writing a national anthem and decided merely to change the words of the old Soviet anthem.
Below is how I would imagine this:

United forever in service and duty,
Our mighty union will ever endure.
The great Cardassian Union will live through the ages
The dream of a people
Their fortress secure

Long live our glorious Union!
Built by the people's mighty hand!
Long live our People, united and strong!
Strong in our Empire tried by fire!
Long may our crimson flag inspire!
Shining in glory for all peoples to see!

Through days dark and stormy
Where Great Akleen led us
Our eyes saw the bright sun of glory above
And central command our leaders
With faith in the State,
Inspired us to build up
The Union that we love

Long live our glorious Union!
Built by the people's mighty hand!
Long live our People, united and strong!
Strong in our Empire tried by fire!
Long may our crimson flag inspire!
Shining in glory for all peoples to see!

We fought for the future,
Destroyed the invader,
And brought to our homeworld
The Laurels of Fame
Our glory will live in
The memory of ages
And all generations
Will honour our name.

Long live our glorious Union!
Built by the people's mighty hand!
Long live our People, united and strong!
Strong in our Empire tried by fire!
Long may our crimson flag inspire!
Shining in glory for all Peoples to see!
You can't appreciate the Soviet anthem until you've heard it in the original Cardassian...
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Old July 15 2009, 06:59 PM   #90
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