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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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- 10:13pm Mar 19, 2002 EST (#696
Wales : Land Area 20,761 sq km (8,019 sq miles) http://www.worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/europe/ukw.htm
Global warming GU archive : http://www.guardian.co.uk/globalwarming/archive/0,7364,395146,00.html
UK facts: http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/uk.html
- 10:17pm Mar 19, 2002 EST (#697
An iceberg coming via the back door may reek havoc .. any chance
of thowing a noose from a boondoggle around a berg and dragging it
up to a desert area where drinking water is valuable ?
- 10:17pm Mar 19, 2002 EST (#698
Since you choose to disparge me and my daughter....shame on you.
???? "... spotlight has moved from Cuba to the Antartic where a
chunk of ice the size of WALES has broken off the Southern Continent
.. it next broke down to ONE THOUSAND Iceburgs ..", (or maybe 999 or
1001 but who's counting?)
Is the Antartic anywhere near the Antarctic? I visited the Arctic
when I was in the Air Force. Are Iceburgs cold cities like Point
Barrow, (been there) or are they like icebergs, (you know the thing
that the Titanic ran into)?
Talk about diversion. Your post should be made at the Global
Warming forum not here but hey, you like to divert people when you
can't reposnd in a polite, intelligent fashion.
Have a nice day.
- 10:43pm Mar 19, 2002 EST (#699
Since you choose to disparge me and my
daughter....shame on you. You misread. mAzzA
suppose you are a genius albeit misdirected .. then, evenso ...
there's always a chance that the next generation take on board what
they glean from the parental generation, augment it with their own
new information, to develop an improved understanding of the world
around them. Goodness who'd want the next generation to think
like the last - who often didn't!
And no my post is for here ... i'm asking 'here' and that's where
all the dollars are put ... can 'here' harness an iceberg in a
useful manner for drinking purposes ... for if that's not possible
.. why waste money on boondoggles when practical matters need
instant attention :)
- 10:54pm Mar 19, 2002 EST (#700
8000 square miles of fresh water - Ocean Deep and Mountain High -
yours for the taking !
- 11:59pm Mar 19, 2002 EST (#701
Don't be so sensitive. After all, our jabs here and there sure
beats bullets in a war, wouldn't you say?
Btw, since when calling one a member of NRA equates to a
- 12:10am Mar 20, 2002 EST (#702
Your point about Enron is well taken but wouldn't the
geopolitical equivalent of Enron debacle be a global nuclear winter,
no? Not a comforting analogy......
- 01:12am Mar 20, 2002 EST (#703
boon·dog·gle Pronunciation Key (bndōgl, -dgl) Informal n. An
unnecessary or wasteful project or activity.
A braided leather cord worn as a decoration especially by Boy
Scouts. A cord of braided leather, fabric, or plastic strips made by
a child as a project to keep busy.
intr.v. boon·dog·gled, boon·dog·gling, boon·dog·gles To waste
time or money on a boondoggle.
- 06:31am Mar 20, 2002 EST (#704
Many North Americans now travel to Mexico for dental
work and minor surgery, as prices are considerably lower.
Pharmaceuticals are widely available and at prices much lower than
the U.S. or Canada. Doctors are well trained and they even do
house calls! Health insurance is available and it is inexpensive.
Violent crime in Mexico is less of a problem than in the
United States or Canada. Guns are not allowed. Mexican law
is hard on violent criminals. You can feel much-safer-walking the
streets in Mexico than in most other cities in North America. http://www.virtualmex.com/general.htm
The USA hasn't got the grasp of 'safety' in the
homland ... yet .. practise makes perfect ... Mexico knows how to
keep people alive - the USA doesn't!
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