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    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?

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lchic - 03:33pm Nov 1, 2003 EST (# 16128 of 16228)
ultimately TRUTH outs : TRUTH has to be morally forcing : build on TRUTH it's a strong foundation

Bush - Australian Parliament - Crean Opposition leader's speech began:

"Your presence here today reminds us all that the partnership between Australia and the United States is broad, deep, many-sided, long-standing - and, in its fundamentals, bipartisan," Crean told Bush.

"It is, above all, a partnership of peoples - something beyond political parties and administrations ... Mr President, the world has changed, but there remains an essential truth in John Curtin's words 62 years ago - Australia still looks to America. A truth not just for Australia, but for democracies everywhere."


Speech writers such as Freudenberg play an important role in reaching into a national soul .... some boundaries are cultural .... speech implies that the USA should set high standards!


lchic - 03:40pm Nov 1, 2003 EST (# 16129 of 16228)
ultimately TRUTH outs : TRUTH has to be morally forcing : build on TRUTH it's a strong foundation

"" But while the blood is on the streets of Baghdad, the real battle is in the mind - of the Iraqi people, the American public and the world community.,5744,7728870%5E28737,00.html


Bringing down Nukes is also a battle of the MIND .... but the 'minds' find it so negative and remote that they turn away and won't deal with it.



lchic - 03:47pm Nov 1, 2003 EST (# 16130 of 16228)
ultimately TRUTH outs : TRUTH has to be morally forcing : build on TRUTH it's a strong foundation

MARS - Dishing-up life on

"" It's rush hour near Mars and the radiotelescope immortalised in the film The Dish is again playing a starring role.

The frantic rush to gather information from seven probes either landing on Mars or circling the red planet over the coming months has led NASA to pay for a $3million upgrade of the dish at Parkes, in western NSW.

"If you were comparing what's happening near Mars now to a traffic problem, it is about 5.15pm in Sydney at the moment - it's rush hour," CSIRO official Warren King said at the launch yesterday of the upgraded dish.

"The number of space probes that are coinciding around Mars in the next few months is quite phenomenal, from NASA, the Europeans and the Japanese."

Among the spacecraft heading to Mars are the two robotic exploration rovers Spirit and Opportunity, scheduled to land in January, Japan's Nozomi and the European Space Agency's Mars Express.

From Monday, the CSIRO facility at Parkes will begin tracking craft near Mars for up to eight hours a day as part of the NASA program.

And, despite what was depicted in the 2000 Australian film The Dish, Tom Schieffer became the first US ambassador to visit the facility yesterday. ....,5744,7731574%5E29098,00.html


bluestar23 - 05:01pm Nov 1, 2003 EST (# 16131 of 16228)

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