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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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- 02:45pm Mar 30, 2002 EST (#979
'The problem with Arafat is that he has a lot in common with
Sharon: old, ruthless and cynical' http://www.independent.co.uk/search.jsp?keywords=robert+fisk
- 02:47pm Mar 30, 2002 EST (#980
Wouldn't the guys behind the Bush Puppet come under that
categorisation too ?
Need for GENERATIONAL CHANGE !
- 03:18pm Mar 30, 2002 EST (#981
Great flash visual on the midcourse interception system: http://www.guardian.co.uk/bush/flash/0,7365,434805,00.html
- 03:25pm Mar 30, 2002 EST (#982
3/30/02 2:47pm The "new generation" that has grown up with the
internet contains kids, in good colleges, who know what right
answers are, and have test scores to prove it.
But they are relatively immune to conflict patterns that are
It isn't that they don't know about fights, but they appreciate
the costs - and have a feel for the complexities of context.
There was a lot in Debate? Dissent? Discussion? Oh, Don't Go
There! By MICHIKO KAKUTANI http://www.nytimes.com/2002/03/23/arts/23STUD.html
. . . that wasn't encouraging. But that part was.
This new generation has a feel for context, and a sense that,
when situations are complex, statements that seem to be
contradictions, just apply in different places, in different
contexts. This new generation would be less likely to fall for what
Robert Fisk calls "The lies leaders tell when they want to go to
- 06:10pm Mar 30, 2002 EST (#983
EASTER war & tourism : From Mother Goddess who lacked nuclear
concept .. to Rebellion Walking tour
- 09:27pm Mar 30, 2002 EST (#984
I learned, early on, what the term chauvanism means. We should
all be proud of heritage and the country that we call home. I do not
accept the constant harping by Almarst and lchic that lays all that
is evil in this world at the feet of the United States.
Maybe you would like to state your chauvanistic position so that
we can see on what base you can be so judgemental.
You know the punchline goes, " and a woman steps out of the crowd
with a HUGE boulder and drops it on the woman who stood accused of
infidelity. Then Jesus turns and says to the woman.."MOM!!!"
I'd be interested to know wherefore you deign to cast the first
- 09:51pm Mar 30, 2002 EST (#985
mazza9 - come on, you know that America's cause can well be
- 09:51pm Mar 30, 2002 EST (#986
mAzzA were you the only toddler on your block who had a working
definition of the word chavanism - 'not tonight Josephine, not
tonight' .. http://www.dictionary.com/search?q=chauvinism&r=2
mAzzA all the tosh about the virgin mary was a thirteenth century
development by the then landlord the then Roman Catholic Church -
designed to put women in turmoil and conflict ... right up to the
mAzzA consider that 'Virginity may be a STATE of MIND'
Back to minds ... if your USA is as fine and dandy as you boast
.. why doesn't it have a functional mind that stops war !!!???
- 10:38pm Mar 30, 2002 EST (#987
As I suspected, you have neither the intellectual honesty nor the
courage to answer my question. If you origin is so saintly why don't
you state the country of your origin. Or could it be that you would
be unable to exercise you superciliousness were it known?
The whole joke referred to the stoning of a woman which Jesus
stopped by admonishing the crowd, "Let he who is without sin cast
the first stone!" and the woman was saved!
If we are going to establish a better world order, then maybe we
should accept Jesus' teachings.
Of course, as a good little Marxist Leninist you believe ..."Make
sure you have the biggest stone". That's why so many millions of
people have died at your hands. How's it feel?
- 10:54pm Mar 30, 2002 EST (#988
mAzzA - your Easter Diversions suggest there has to be something
worthy in the posts preceeding yours ... so
"Let he who is without sin cast the first stone!" and the
woman was saved!
in the context of this thread becomes ...
"Let he who is without sin cast the first nuclear-stone!" and
the woman's-world was saved!
See the divine spirit working through you mAzzA .. you're half
way to sainthood and beyond!
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