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Russian military leaders have expressed concern about US plans for a national missile defense system. Will defense technology be limited by possibilities for a strategic imbalance? Is this just SDI all over again?

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rshowalter - 05:28pm Mar 13, 2001 EST (#974 of 977) Delete Message
Robert Showalter

I'm concerned about the survival of the world, for technical reasons that go well beyond those discussed in the following sermon. I think that the risks are much larger than other people seem to. But terrifyingly large risks have been known, yet repressed from consciousness, for many years.

People of literary interest might find this sermon moving - as I do, and an aid to imagining, in human terms, the obligations and challenges we now face.

WHEN THE FOUNDATIONS ARE SHAKING ..... by Dr James Slatton . . . . River Road Church (Baptist) in Richmond, Va ......available in RealMedia, Quicktime, and Windows Media7 formats

People of secular inclinations might want to skip the first 9:27 of the sermon . Thereafter, it tells the story of a Russian colonel, in the USSR's nuclear forces, who kept is head, and by doing so, kept nuclear war from destroying us all. rshowalter 2/24/01 9:25am

rshowalter - 07:53pm Mar 13, 2001 EST (#975 of 977) Delete Message
Robert Showalter

On March 1st, Dawn Riley and I did a series of poems involving ourselves, but also involving nuclear weapons. (#1339-1352) THERES ALWAYS POETRY -- Guardian_TALK

These poems -- though they are in poetic form - are dead serious.




lunarchick - 12:03am Mar 14, 2001 EST (#976 of 977)

Interesting that 'Ike' (is that the name) was not voted as 'popular'.

Isn't there another 'General' standing in the wings currently ... . close to your 'baseball captain - President' ... separated by an irratic VP heartbeat.

Has CP the makings of a President .. I wonder?

rshowalter - 04:56am Mar 14, 2001 EST (#977 of 977) Delete Message
Robert Showalter

I think Colin Powell could be a great President.

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