Re: Re:OT [gundam] Civilian Space Travel

Alfred Urrutia (
Mon, 5 Apr 1999 11:17:41 -0700 (PDT)

On Apr 5, 8:35am, Mark Kuettner wasted bandwidth discussing:
> Subject: Re: Re:OT [gundam] Civilian Space Travel

> >> >Well, they brought the flying wing back, so why not. But using
> something
> >> >the Nazi's used on their rockets? Ick.
> >> >
> >> >Mark Kai
> >Ya, the Germans were nuts when it came to new designs. So what why
> they
> >developed them, so long as you can get some good use out of their
> sweat,
> >why not? Only a fool would believe we'd be condoning Nazis by using
> >something one of them came up with (like Hitler and the autobahn and
> our
> >freeways). You want to give up jet fighters and submarine missles,
> too?
> >
> >
> >
> >Alfred.
> I never said we should give our technology up on the basis of where
> it comes from, or we are condoning the Nazis. But it's not something
> to be fond of. It's what's done with the technology, Al, and the
> matter of how it is acquired that matters.
> Mark Kai

Well, then I still don't get that "ick" comment. How was the technology
acquired? We simply took it from them, they developed it. Nothing bad
there. And what was done with it? The used it to try and win a war, we
used it to try and further develop rocket/jet engines. Think of it this
way - we beat the Nazis and stole their gear for our own benefit. Is that
a great "fuck you" to a group of jerks trying to conquer the world? I
would love the opportunity to use more of their hard work and sweat for
something they didn't plan on. Great stuff.


"Jeff's fucked because the budget to shoot a movie about giant purple
 dicks shooting DNA-resequencing froth across all of Earth from low
 orbit can't be calculated with modern computers. Not yet. Not for about
 forty years."
			   - StJohn, on why Baksinski can't win an Oscar

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