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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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- 10:57pm Mar 26, 2002 EST (#862
I believe that Eisenhower, looking at current circumstances,
would welcome the independent checking involved. Wide distribution
of true information tends to favor the defense -- and stability.
- 11:42pm Mar 26, 2002 EST (#863
This week's issue of Aviation Week reports that the ABL is behind
schedule and a full up operational test will not be achieved until
Please excuse me for changing the subject, or rather for posting
- 02:07am Mar 27, 2002 EST (#864
The Nostradamus Prophecy is an extensively
documented, well-paced thriller which unblinkingly stares into the
abyss of nuclear terrorism. In this thinking person's
novel, the tightly woven plot takes the reader on a journey
exploring the modern concept of asymetrical warfare and its
- 02:14am Mar 27, 2002 EST (#865
If it's nuclear-prophecy you're putting on the board mAzzA then
How Nostradamus names President of USA Clinton and President
of China Jiang Zemin
Prophetic question -
"Why is Nostradamus shunning
BUSH - who really is out to END the known-world"
- 07:12am Mar 27, 2002 EST (#866
SETI, a private non-profit organization sponsored by the U.S.
government, NASA .... has been monitoring radio signals for the past
40 years in the hope of picking up a transmission from outer space.
?$ sponsored $?
What do the aliens say about 'ending the cold war' ?
- 07:18am Mar 27, 2002 EST (#867
China: nuclear : The government recently issued new rules to
restrict exports of nuclear weapons and technology, pledging not to
transfer such materials to countries that are opposed to
international safeguards. "China does not advocate, encourage or
engage in the proliferation of nuclear weapons, nor does it help
countries develop nuclear weapons," the regulations said,
according to Xinhua.
The State Department applauded Chinese actions,
calling them "substantial" and Assistant Secretary of State for
East Asian and Pacific Affairs,Stanley Roth told a Senate
committee that the U.S. sees "a positive evolution of China's
attitudes and actions. .. Engagement has led to visible and
significant changes in our relationship with China."
In another development, China has agreed to return to its U.S.
manufacturer a supercomputer that the U.S. charged may have been
diverted for military use. China acted after the matter was raised
by Secretary Albright in discussions with Foreign Minister Qian.
State Department spokesman James Foley said Beijing viewed the
diversion as a legal transaction, but "understood and were
sensitive to our concerns." He said: "We are pleased with the
rapid response and cooperation of the Chinese Government. We
regard China's willingness to engage this problem as a positive
indicator for future actions with China on technology transfers."
Some U.S. business groups have been calling for an easing of
technology export restrictions to enable greater exports to China
and alleviate the trade imbalance. ] Meanwhile, State Department
officials have been testifying before Congress regarding efforts
by lawmakers to introduce legislation to influence China policy.
The China Policy Act of 1997 would include provisions regarding
weapons proliferation, the sale of prison labor products,
religious persecution and other issues. The Freedom from Religious
Persecution Act would shut off all but humanitarian aid and
require opposition to multilateral offenders and that the White
House establish an office to monitor its provisions. http://www.china2thou.com/9710p5.htm
- 07:32am Mar 27, 2002 EST (#868
A stroll through the human gallery :
and now for the mind ..
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