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Technology has always found its greatest consumer in a nation's war and defense efforts. Since the last attempts at a "Star Wars" defense system, has technology changed considerably enough to make the latest Missile Defense initiatives more successful? Can such an application of science be successful? Is a militarized space inevitable, necessary or impossible?

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almarst-2001 - 06:24pm Mar 8, 2002 EST (#273 of 287)

"You must take care of yourselves and exercise patience, giving yourself up to the will of Allah," he said.

It was the general's second address to detainees, and he now plans to speak to them on a weekly basis, said Marine Maj. Stephen Cox, a spokesman. "It relieves tension," Cox said. -


rshow55 - 08:04pm Mar 8, 2002 EST (#274 of 287) Delete Message

Not a laughing matter.

Almarst is raising imporant points, and I quoted some key questions of his in MD213 rshow55 3/5/02 10:11am

I feel like leaving it at that, for tonight.

lchic - 03:29am Mar 9, 2002 EST (#275 of 287)

From above

' ... we may indulge ourselve in asking the most basic question - What are the reasons today for hostility between nations?

    .... a volley of bullets from a heavy machine-gun mounted on an Israeli Merkava tank removed his face. In one brutal moment, his six children lost a father; his patients lost a doctor, who by local repute, was caring and compassionate; and the Palestinians lost another medical worker, the fourth to be killed by the Israelis since Monday.
    Dr Soubeih, 36, director and founder of the 20-bed Yamama Hospital in al-Khadr, had been on his way to the larger al-Hussain hospital, on the edge of Bethlehem. "He was a very decent person, and a very hard worker,"

Early man evolved by spreading love, not war
By Steve Connor, Science Editor
Templeton ... has found convincing evidence to suggest
that the history of human evolution is one of sexual interchange
rather than the physical elimination
of one group by another.
"Humans expanded again
and again out of Africa,
but these expansions
resulted in
interbreeding, not replacement,
and thereby strengthened
the genetic ties
between human populations throughout the world,"
he said.

Seems that
'WAR' may be a 'learnt behaviour'
that needs unlearning!

lchic - 03:45am Mar 9, 2002 EST (#276 of 287)

France's President, Jacques Chirac,
warned last year that
Europe risked "vassal status"
if it abandoned Galileo.
The latest US criticism came
days after Germany dropped its
opposition to funding
the $2.2bn (1.5bn) project,
increasing the chances that
Britain and the Netherlands
may agree to pay their share and
enable the next phase to go ahead.,7369,664553,00.html

lchic - 10:09am Mar 9, 2002 EST (#277 of 287)

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