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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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lchic - 07:40pm Mar 14, 2002 EST (#547 of 562)

I have seen 'The War Game' !

That's an interesting point made regarding people not knowing what is fact and truth:

    The War Game, on the contrary, confuses and yet demarcates the two modes. The "dramatic" sequences, with their highly "documentary" look, are retained as fragmentary and discontinuous illustrations of an ongoing documentary narrative which itself disorientingly moves back and forth between statements and assumptions that this is "really happening" before our eyes, and other types of proposition and warning that this is how it "could be" and "might look."

lchic - 07:49pm Mar 14, 2002 EST (#548 of 562)

Half a century Plus later they got their 'peace' monument / Japan / Firebombing victims : invited relatives only

almarst-2001 - 07:59pm Mar 14, 2002 EST (#549 of 562)

"100,000 People Perished" ... Tokio, Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Dresden, ... "humanitarian" bombing, "colateral damage" ... Its all part of the same "mathematics" we just touched yesterday Robert.

The nations still live it up their leaders to do the "math" and are pretty happy if at the end, they are showed the "gain" - "we killed N-times more then they did... And we won! As in Hitler's Germany, and as it still is in USA today.

In no other country I used to live not in Soviet Union, nor in Israel witnessing two wars, did I encounter even the slightest discussion of this "arithmetic" not to mention the joyeful euphoria for such "gains" as I find in US.

Any other example or that is indeed uniquely American "JOY". And, if yes, WHY?

lchic - 08:13pm Mar 14, 2002 EST (#550 of 562)

US today - a death every 16 minutes from a homeland gunshot .. but they just ignore it .. say 'freedom' and the '2nd amendment' ... tough luck! ... like the white rabbit ... in too much of a hurry .. late late for a very important date --- got to get to church ... to think about it!

Elsewhere deaths ... must come under notches on revolver 'Boot Hill' logic ..

lchic - 08:19pm Mar 14, 2002 EST (#551 of 562)

branding - communication problem - selling the USA,7369,666880,00.html

mazza9 - 09:52pm Mar 14, 2002 EST (#552 of 562)
Louis Mazza

I guess we could give our nuclear stockpile to those "good" people in the world who would make the "right" decisions regarding their use.

Of course, I suspect just as in the HG Wells movie, "Things to Come" civilization will end and we will have to wait for "Wings Over the World" to re-estalish order.

Hint W.O.W. would not spring up in the fertile crescent as the story suggested.

You know Don Meredith had a spicy response when the air filled with "ifs" and "buts". He opined that, "If Ifs and Nuts were candy and nuts, we'd all have a Merry Christmas."

Why don't you lighten up. Yes 100,000 died in Hirsohima. Gotta DeLoren? Maybe you can go back and set things straight. This is not that forum so quit the blame game it accomplishes Nothing


almarst-2001 - 10:05pm Mar 14, 2002 EST (#553 of 562)


You give an impression that all your phylosophy and vision comes from the Holliwood's "Wonder-World". The colorefull World of just BLACK and WHITE. Where the Absolute Good always triumphs over the Absolute Evil.

Is it just my impression?

mazza9 - 10:14pm Mar 14, 2002 EST (#554 of 562)
Louis Mazza

Are you suggesting that my "phylosophy" {sic} is not nuanced?

"Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts and minds of man?" The Shadow Do!


almarst-2001 - 10:27pm Mar 14, 2002 EST (#555 of 562)

"Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts and minds of man?"

The deeds give the answer.

mazza9 - 10:49pm Mar 14, 2002 EST (#556 of 562)
Louis Mazza

Well actually, the most recent Shadow was Alec Baldwin! The radio series was fun to listen to as well.


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