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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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- 10:24pm Jul 24, 2001 EST (#7395
Curiosity is the stimuli that instigates adventures into the
'outer spaces' of knowledge. The development of new knowledge. Here
there is a need to check and then accept the new into the culture in
order to further creative possibily. Many new possibilities that
will assist society, aided by new knowledge, require R&D capital
"Results! Why, man, I have gotten a lot of results. I know
several thousand things that won't work." - Thomas A. Edison
Reflect here how R&D funding is available, available,
available .. for MD brainstorm projects, that basically provide a
'churn' of funds from which commissions can be grabbed. Yet R&D
funding for projects that can and will solve matters relating to the
viability of the world is hard to come by.
"Sometimes a laugh is the only weapon we have." - Roger
Rabbit Two inventive guys (within 10km of me) via private
funding in neighbouring suburbs had just such an experience, the firing mechanism for a killing
machine was easily funded ... whereas the worldly-useful
'all-the-time any quantity/place' green energy product
worked harder, is still working for, R&D capital.
- 10:53pm Jul 24, 2001 EST (#7396
Here's the very quote i didn't have the other day ..
I found the following quotes to be of
interest too ....
Everywhere I go I find that a poet has been there before
me. -Sigmund Freud
What I do today is important because I am paying a day of
my life for it.
What I accomplish must be worthwhile because the price is
If I could drop dead right now, I'd be the happiest man alive.
-Samuel Goldwyn Yet lots of people, especially creative
engineers, still have unfinished, important work to complete that
does have a value to humankind.
The problem with 'ideas' is it's hard to fix an accounting value.
And, things that don't have a fixed value - may be disregarded.
Interestingly 'films' combine Arts and Science, the creative
being portrayed via the medium of images in light.
- 10:59pm Jul 24, 2001 EST (#7397
How to get the world to move forward - when ...
face a growing mountain of foreign debt, which is now
roughly equal to the country's
gross domestic product If third world countries lack
capital for investment in infrastructure the it is hard for them to
modernise and move forward.
- 11:06pm Jul 24, 2001 EST (#7398
- 11:08pm Jul 24, 2001 EST (#7399
Were the Los Alamo MD engineers to face 'reality' rather than
stare outwards to space ... and use their funding and talent to fix
'real' problems, then a raise in world standards could occur.
The advantage to the USA would be a new trading partner with
demands for evermore sophistcated product. Logic suggests a way to
limit downturns in demand is to enable the currently 'poor' to move
- 06:12am Jul 25, 2001 EST (#7400
GlobalW,BushW + Chechnya.
Pbs News Hour http://www.pbs.org/newshour/images/europe/july-dec01/europe_pq2.gif
so much nicer
' When a person becomes a politician or bureaucrat, he's
still motivated by self-interest, he's simply in a different
market with different restraints.'
Rational Ignorance / Walter E. Williams / CNSNews.com Commentary /
July 25, 2001
- 07:25am Jul 25, 2001 EST (#7401
- 07:34am Jul 25, 2001 EST (#7402
This guy had the capacity to launch a missile ?
Chippy, an 11-year-old male, had stolen a mobile phone from
keeper Gary Gilmour's pocket and hidden it in his straw bedding.
Copying the way human visitors to his enclosure used their
phones, Chippy managed to call various numbers stored in its
memory and caused havoc with the redial button.
Mr Gilmour said: "He must have loved pressing all those
buttons which light up and make a noise, especially when it was
dark and everyone had left the park for the day." (sky)
- 08:00am Jul 25, 2001 EST (#7403
Sure could, and at the level where buttons get pushed, we are
human beings who are, whether you're religious or not "a little
lower than the angels."
We've got too much in common with a chimp or gorilla to
take the power to destroy the world unto ourselves, as we have done.
Here's a work of art, by Dawn. ... MD691-692 edevershed
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