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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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- 06:03am Apr 13, 2002 EST (#1327
Gisterme - read out - aloud, the wording on the label of the
bottle you're drinking from .. TURPS ?! It's rotting your brain ...
your comments 3.32am indicate you didn't read the 'Bond' article.
The collection of information will turn the USA into an Orwellian
'Big Brother .. is watching YOU-YOU-YOU' Nation .. but as it says in
the article, it will have little effect on advanced knowledge re
international intruders as the reference says (posted) ... quote
""terrorists don't fit a consistent
you're looking for a needle in a haystack,
the color and the shape of the needle keep changing""
I don't use Data Mining, I reference.
Data Mining is a more
specific term with an Intra-House and Inter-Organization
I'd link data-mining to Enterprise Systems - as per the
reference in the Bond Article see wording Oracle's business
model and if you're into data-dancing then 'Learn about Oracle
An information extraction
activity whose goal is to discover hidden facts contained in
databases. Using a combination of machine learning, statistical
analysis, modeling techniques and database technology, data mining
finds patterns and subtle relationships in data and infers rules
that allow the prediction of future results. Typical applications
include market segmentation, customer profiling, fraud detection,
evaluation of retail promotions, and credit risk analysis.
My 'Idol' as I state above is Robert FISK .. he's an icon
.. writes straight from the heart .. and he's pretty disappointed in
the New York Times - so the international reputation of this paper
is being 'reduced to pulp' because those 'hacks' he specifically
refers to don't pedal truth! Fisk is a wonderful British National
Treasure .. the USA equiv would have to be ... 'Mike Moore' ?! If
there's a MikeMoore ref to the Greater Palestine challenge - do post
GI asks :
'What would the CIA be doing these days if it
weren't monitoring terroritsts? '
.. the answer would have
to be 'real jobs'!
GI speaks of :
complaint is that the leadership demands ignorant loyalty - rather
than 'informed' loyalty! Informed people make better decisions -
isn't that what's meant by an 'informed readership' ?!
Why would I quote: 'try another tack'
when this very one
pins you to the e-Wall!
Go back to your bottle -- Sweet Dreams!
- 06:19am Apr 13, 2002 EST (#1328
President Bush went eyeball to eyeball with Mr Sharon and
Bush must not be first to blink
Shows Bush doesn't know how to reign-in his Frankenstein!
- 06:36am Apr 13, 2002 EST (#1329
"" I stumbled on an ITV programme with Trevor McDonald
interviewing President George Bush. Bush was super-confident,
truculent, full of himself. He answered some questions
monosyllabically, leaving Trevor gasping for a follow-up. Bush
obviously felt top man. Trevor is black, George a white Southerner.
I was half expecting George to call Trevor "boy", as in "look here,
boy". Bush kept talking about "evil". Terrorism was "evil".
Terrorists were "evil". That, he implied, explained everything.
What made these people evil? He didnít venture an explanation. If
the Arabs are more evil than the Jews - why? Is it about genes? Are
Arabs more evil than Gentiles? Are the peoples of the world to be
divided into evil and good based on presumed inferior and superior
genes? Has George been reading Mein Kampf and replacing Jews with
Arabs as the major scapegoats?
An intelligent, 16-year-old Palestinian girl, with no known
connections to a political organisation, walks into a public place
in an Israeli town and blows herself up, and also those around her.
George Bush calls her evil. Letís surmise, and we wonít be far out,
that her grandparents were forcefully evicted from their homes to
make way for the State of Israel. They became refugees living in a
camp. Her parents were refugees. She is a refugee. Her cousins are
United Nations resolutions calling for Israelís return to the
borders of 1957 and the establishment of an independent Palestinian
homeland have never been implemented. America has built up the
Israeli army into the best equipped and the strongest in the region.
President Bush rants on about Iraqís suspected weapons of mass
destruction, or its possible acquisition of such weapons, and
completely ignores the established fact that Israel has well in
excess of a hundred nuclear warheads.
The young girl sees male schoolchildren take to the streets to
fight the Israeli army with stones. She sees young Israeli soldiers
reply with bullets. She watches young men that we call terrorists
but she calls freedom fighters take to the streets with rifles
against Israeli tanks and aircraft that rain down rockets. She sees
One day she goes to the people who can dress her with concealed
explosives, walks into Israel, and blows herself up.
George Bush calls her evil. I call him an ignorant, insensitive
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