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 [F] New York Times on the Web Forums  / Science  /

    Missile Defense

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?

Read Debates, a new Web-only feature culled from Readers' Opinions, published every Thursday.


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lchic - 04:44am Oct 31, 2003 EST (# 16029 of 16046)
ultimately TRUTH outs : TRUTH has to be morally forcing : build on TRUTH it's a strong foundation

http://www.guardian.co.uk/israel/Story/0,2763,1074804,00.html

lchic - 04:53am Oct 31, 2003 EST (# 16030 of 16046)
ultimately TRUTH outs : TRUTH has to be morally forcing : build on TRUTH it's a strong foundation

"" .... riot police snapped their visors shut, racked their weapons and followed their commander, Colonel Ubiratan Guimar„es, into the block. Half an hour of mayhem ensued, ending with the screams of one of Guimar„es's men: "Stop, for God's sake! You aren't supposed to kill them. That's enough; it's over, it's over." Then there was silence. Gun smoke hung in the air; all around were blood-spattered walls and bodies - on their fronts, on their backs, kneeling, propped up against walls, spilling down stairs.

Over 500 rounds had been fired, an inquiry would later find, and although the crime scene would be substantially altered by Guimar„es and his men, the bodies carried away by surviving inmates and stacked in two-metre-high piles, their wounds told the story. There were 37 shots to the back of the head, many in a downward trajectory, and more than 150 to the backs of arms, hands, legs and in the back. On the morning of October 3 1992, 111 prisoners lay dead; not one of Guimar„es's men had been killed.

http://film.guardian.co.uk/features/featurepages/0,4120,1074058,00.html

the wars aren't in the stars ... they're man on man

cantabb - 05:31am Oct 31, 2003 EST (# 16031 of 16046)

bluestar: Despite all the controversy, the House passes the $87 B, with a comfortable margin, the Senate may follow suit.

rshow55 - 06:31am Oct 31, 2003 EST (# 16032 of 16046)
Can we do a better job of finding truth? YES. Click "rshow55" for some things Lchic and I have done and worked for on this thread.

Wow! a lot of posts since 15773 http://forums.nytimes.com/webin/WebX?8@13.JAYUbkF3TI1.300759@.f28e622/17488

Last night, Lchic told me to step back and sleep on things. Got a lot of sleep . . . Woke up with a couple songs going through my head - and this wasn't one of them . . .

You Can't Always Get What You Want Lyrics by the Rolling Stones http://www.lyricsdomain.com/lyrics/30225/

And I went down to the demonstration

To get my fair share of abuse

Singing, "We're gonna vent our frustration

If we don't we're gonna blow a 50-amp fuse"

Sing it to me now...

You can't always get what you want

You can't always get what you want

You can't always get what you want

But if you try sometimes well you just might find

You get what you need . . .

- - -

Wondering how to muddle through from the awkward situation I find myself in. Worth a little thought, maybe, just for a rest . . .

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