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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,
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- 11:34am Nov 1, 2003 EST (#
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rshow55 - 10:53am Nov 1, 2003 EST (# 16114 of 16114)
More of your moralizing philosophy, still bound by cliches
If you look at lchic's postings, they
consistently connect to interesting stuff - vital stuff. As
they have for a long time ....... She made a timely,
important and eternally important point with her reference
I did NOT know that (a la Johnny Carson). Did you,
"Military Historians might Transpose (below)
to thread etiquette... " In democratic America it was
considered that during the course of a Ball .....as equals -
at least for the evening.
Takes 2 to tango !
For communication to actually work well -
... a convention of equality for the purpose of discourse is
How about clarity ?
"Equality" ? We're NOT talking to dogs and cats, are we ?
Internet Forum is already a great leveler. Putin, Clinton,
Rice, Joe/Jane-6-Pack post here with total anonymity -- except
for the "inquiring minds" who want to know, and fantasize
about them !
Here, what is said is what counts ! And is treated the
same. NOT who in real life (in the employ -- high up or low
down the totem -- of NYT, CIA or other Govt. agencies) posts
And, another 'convention': NOT repeating oneself
[taught to the kids....] !
Always the convention is fragile - but
without it - real communication - and a full meeting of the
minds that is actually agreed on by the parties - is
Conventions are NOT "fragile" -- May be a pick-and-choose
convenience, for some, but not 'fragile'. Or, how else you
could tell the 'unconventional' ?
If equality as a convention is not possible,
people can either adress others as inferiors....- or the
giving of order - under that circumstance. The
How about as universal 'you' ?
Being so limited, I'm resting and taking my
Good, you're resting. lchic ["beautiful' and a
"World asset"] is HOLDING the fort for ya ! No worry.
I don't think I've ever posted a single
thing on this thread that I couldn't, if asked, explain to
my father and his acquaintenances. Not that I'd have to -
not that they'd be interested. But I could. I wonder if
others could take responsibility in the same way.
How about to the forum participants, who ARE interested
enough and have asked you to explain yourself numeros times
I'm back to resting. I enjoyed the chance to
catch up on the board.
Again, don't you worry your resting head, lchic has
been on the job, working away as usual ...
Anyway, think about THIS: "Can [you] do a better job
of finding truth?" [rshow tag-line]. Sure, you, as any one
else, can, but have you ? Yet ?
- 12:11pm Nov 1, 2003 EST (#
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"Military Historians might Transpose (below) to thread
etiquette... " In democratic America it was considered that
during the course of a Ball .....as equals - at least for the
If "thread etiquette" was the criterion you would be gone
long ago, Showalter...and we are not at a Revolutionary
America fancy-dress Ball, if you hadn't noticed.....we are at
a Talkforum, where everyone is already "equal"....
- 12:15pm Nov 1, 2003 EST (#
16117 of 16228)
Who's actuallly worse..? Showalter is insane, but lchic is
not and therefore more responsible for her actions....and her
posts are models of f..kwitted moronism, laced with
meaningless references to leftwing politics, rambling
idiocies....maybe worse than the Showalter...
- 12:23pm Nov 1, 2003 EST (#
16118 of 16228)
"She's both sophisticated and quite able to connect things
to basics - said compactly and memorably. Many of the things
she posts are timely and excellent - many other things
timeless - and beautiful. Some issues are lastingly
Showalter the ultimate moron-cretin-lunatic....babbles
about this spammer...who I caught spamming away when I checked
the Forum @ 2 am or so...imagine "thinking" that cyberspace
"posts" are "timeless", "eternal", "lastingly important"......
- 12:43pm Nov 1, 2003 EST (#
16119 of 16228)
North Korean Missile news....
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