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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 - 02:45pm Mar 30, 2002 EST (#979 of 1001)

'The problem with Arafat is that he has a lot in common with Sharon: old, ruthless and cynical'

lchic - 02:47pm Mar 30, 2002 EST (#980 of 1001)

Wouldn't the guys behind the Bush Puppet come under that categorisation too ?


rshow55 - 03:18pm Mar 30, 2002 EST (#981 of 1001) Delete Message

Great flash visual on the midcourse interception system:,7365,434805,00.html

rshow55 - 03:25pm Mar 30, 2002 EST (#982 of 1001) Delete Message

lchic 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 over-simple, over-brutal.

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 . . . 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 war."

lchic - 06:10pm Mar 30, 2002 EST (#983 of 1001)

EASTER war & tourism : From Mother Goddess who lacked nuclear concept .. to Rebellion Walking tour

mazza9 - 09:27pm Mar 30, 2002 EST (#984 of 1001)
Louis Mazza

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 stone.


applez101 - 09:51pm Mar 30, 2002 EST (#985 of 1001)

mazza9 - come on, you know that America's cause can well be obsolete. :)

lchic - 09:51pm Mar 30, 2002 EST (#986 of 1001)

mAzzA were you the only toddler on your block who had a working definition of the word chavanism - 'not tonight Josephine, not tonight' ..

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 last decades.

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 !!!???

mazza9 - 10:38pm Mar 30, 2002 EST (#987 of 1001)
Louis Mazza

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?


lchic - 10:54pm Mar 30, 2002 EST (#988 of 1001)

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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