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Old 12-19-2012, 10:58   #37
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I remember it well....

My brother took it down & couldn't get it back together ...

Handed me a shoebox fulla parts ....

... Took me a while to figure it out & get it back together ...

They'd created a vast, permanently unemployed underclass, dependent upon the Republic's stupendous welfare machine for its very existence, and in so doing, they'd sown the seeds of their own destruction. No one could place two-thirds of a world's population on the Dole and keep them there forever without the entire system crashing . . . but how in hell did one get them off the Dole? -David Weber, Flag in Exile
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