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Comment Re:That's ok (Score 1, Insightful) 88

More importantly.

Crooks were probably foreign nationals

It's very likely that the crooks were nationals of other countries, just arrived in Germany. Unlike other countries, where ATMs can also print out minimal bank statements and account balances, not all ATMs have this function in Germany, where banks also use specialized machines to print out in-depth statements.

Now, what brand new group of foreign nationals has a tendency towards use of explosives? Unless there is a sudden influx of IRA expats I'm unaware of, the fact that they used probably homemade explosives would seem to be cause for concern.

Comment Re:Will Starship Troopers Follow Heinlein's Book? (Score 1) 457

There were effectively two wars going on, one against the bugs, which were a threat that was completely incommunicado with the Terran Federation until the capture of a brain bug, and the other with the Skinnies, who went from allies of the Bugs to allies of humanity. There was no explanation as to why in the novel.

Comment Re:Awesome satire. (Score 2) 457

If it were a utopian ideal, then people wouldn't have been leaving the planet in droves(Or did you think all those colonists were just bored?). Indeed, apart from how you gain the franchise and that it is some form of representative democracy, very little specific to the operation of the government is even described in the book.

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