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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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- 03:02am Aug 1, 2001 EST (#7700
Following the Bristol Hospital report UK related to the
non-reporting of 'incidents' in those hospitals ... doctors hiding
mistakes rather than putting information into the pool.
It seems that 2% of deaths in Aussie hospitals are also related
to the same failure as above.
That the 'truth' is not put forward, means that the systems and
processes can not be tweaked universally to provide an improved
As the UK determined. It's the 'same' mistakes that are not dealt
with that occur over and over!
Relating this to MD it seems that the 'does it work on paper'
basics are still undetermined ... as stage two, then three, are
allowed to occur.
- 03:08am Aug 1, 2001 EST (#7701
Fuel Efficiency Report - USA - (cars) http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/environment/energy/index.html
- 07:49am Aug 1, 2001 EST (#7702
Good to have you back, almarst . You raise points in
7/31/01 11:30pm ... that may be of some special interest on this
" Is there a need for propaganda in a
This much is clear - all through complex societies, democratic or
not, people in compromised positions, in and out of government,
stand in need of public deception to protect or advance their
Why should a fraudulent story that is a big lie be carried
in "The Washington Times" ?
Somebody wanted that story there. The interest that planted the
story may be governmental, and perhaps you'd say it probably is.
Maybe rightly. But don't rule out the possibility that it was
planted by the representative of a contractor. Because the
Scramjet program in American, which has been ongoing of 40
years, is based on a gross technical mistake, long since, in my
view, become a fraud.
The idea of the scramjet is that a hypersonic ramjet, that
uses oxygen from the atmosphere, "could" outperform rockets, which
have to carry their own oxidizer as a major part of their mass load.
It is a "fine" idea, except for a key problem, that should have been
clear thirty years ago, when I knew of the problem. The design
requirements for the aerodynamics of the hypersonic ramjet
are inconsistent with the mixing requirements needed
to get the fuel and oxygen into contact -- mixing rates are much too
low to permit the scramjet to produce useful thrust. This is a
problem built into basic physics, and has been easy to show for
years. But for 40 years, the Scramjet program (perhaps under
different names, but the same basic technical program) has gone on
in the United States.
Now, the Washington Times story carried the message
" The Russians have a scramjet working ! "
How useful that could be to the contractors, and government
contract officers, who have been responsible for the scramjet fiasco
in the United States !
7/19/01 11:42am ... MD4473 rshowalter
We need right answers -- not wishful thinking carried to
ridiculous extremes to justify exorbitant funding of far-fetched,
back-of-the-envelope Buck Rogers schemes that could not stand up to
public, competent, clear cross-examination. Missile defense has a
number of decisively important technical issues involved, some but
not all set out on this board, that should be dealt with in this
way. If Russia, and NATO countries besides the US wanted these
technical issues checked at the level possible in the open
literature -- in enough detail, and with good enough quality
presentation, to stand in public, it would happen.
Item: An attempt to do a first flight test on a
scramjet under continuous development of 40 years failed (or was
How useful it woud be to some interested parties if they could
"establish" that, though our "scramjet" program failed, the
Russians have theirs working.
Money in the bank, and protection from criticism, too.
When one sees "big lie" techniques, again and again, from the
secret side of the US military industrial complex, it is worth
remembering the information here carefully -- there is a great deal
behind it -- C.I.A. Opens Files on Hitler by DAVID JOHNSTON
... and those files have much to teach us about what has happened in
the Cold War. MD5545 rshowalter
- 07:51am Aug 1, 2001 EST (#7703
'Going Back to Crawford' By Robert Parry July 6, 2001
Less than six months into his unusual presidency,
George W. Bush has begun telling his followers that he is ready to
“go back to Crawford” if he doesn’t get his way on his
The threat comes as Bush is losing control of
Washington’s political agenda in the wake of the Democratic
takeover of the U.S. Senate, his sagging poll numbers, and the
Senate’s passage of a patients' bill of rights last week. The
warnings about “going back to Crawford” – the site of his Texas
ranch – appear to have been uttered in frustration over his
political troubles and to keep Republicans in line. .... see
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