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  • Kody
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    *Cheers* Go debating!!
    That was quite fun even though I was busy at the time.

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  • AdamTG02
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    Should I make another post, given HongHu's arguments? They seem pretty specious... if "safety" does not encompass the safety of the mind, what does it encompass? The phjysical safety of the body? Without consciousness, the body is a vegetable.

    I can write up an argument along those lines, but I'd like to knowe if GT or CS, if he's still available, would like to post something.

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  • GeneralTacticus
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    Ok, that should be enough to write up a decent argument... especially since we should probably post it up ASAP.

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  • AdamTG02
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    The Talent destruction seems to be the kicker. This strongly implies that nerve stapling destroys individual thought and initiative. We can probably base our argument around that.

    As for other arguments, the Hive believes in the self of the group, right? Nerve stapling can highly endanger the health of the group, by allowing other factions an excuse to come knocking on the Hive's Perimeter Defenses with Hovertanks. Repeated nerve stapling loses what meager benefits it once possessed as far as order and stability go, meaning the Hive is only putting off a drone problem. Does the Hive believe in foisting its problems on its children and grandchildren?

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  • Mr. President
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    I can't think of anything else right now.

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  • GeneralTacticus
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    So, let's see what we can come up with:

    - It makes people resistant to it, thus making any benefits unsustainable.
    - It turns outstanding Talents into average Citizens.
    - It necessarily damages the nervous system of those subjected to it (see above point).

    Anything else to be added before I write up a full rebuttal?

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  • Mr. President
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    Originally posted by GeneralTacticus
    Yes, that's our position. Does anybody remember if repeatedly nerve-stapling a base has any ill effects other than commerce sanctions and increased resistance?
    Eventually the drones become resistant to it. I'm not sure if that would be pertinent, though.

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  • GeneralTacticus
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    Ah, yes, that's a good suggestion... although not everyone's read it, and they may claim that it's not 'canon', merely Michael Ely's interpretation.

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  • Archaic
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    You could always go by the descriptions of the Nerve Stapled Hive citizens and captives in the 2nd AC novel...

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  • GeneralTacticus
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    Yes, that's our position. Does anybody remember if repeatedly nerve-stapling a base has any ill effects other than commerce sanctions and increased resistance?

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  • Mr. President
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    So we're against, correct? Specifically, our position is that repeated nerve stapling is not safe?

    We could start with "real-world" examples. Something along the lines of "Have you ever seen a drone smile?" except more clever.

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  • GeneralTacticus
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    Right, well, it looks like the debates are already starting, and we're in one. The first topic is:

    Repeated Nervestapling is Perfectly Safe.
    Guess we'd better start writing up some arguments...

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  • GeneralTacticus
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    Good thing, too. Anyone who wants to debate that should go build themselves a time machine and go back to November last year... and I'm not even sure what my position on the issue is any more (that is, I'm not sure which side to take - I know perfectly well which side I took).

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  • Archaic
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    I may, if and when I have time.

    No Planned Vs. FM? Bugger. ;;

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  • AdamTG02
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    GT has generously offered to lead the Uni team. I will also be participating, at least for a while. (If the weather doesn't knock out my commlink that is.)

    Is anyone else interested in participating?

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