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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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- 02:06am Nov 2, 2003 EST (#
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lchic - 12:03am Nov 2, 2003 EST (# 16162 of
Question : why, when much of what Showalter
advocates ... and at depth ... is espoused (often later) by
others ... does the MD-GANG fail to give him credit.
What rshow55 says is later repeated by lchic, and what
lchic says is later defended by rshow55. That's what I see,
and for this I give both of you credit.
An examination of the Rotblat-Hines 'War no
more' book ... will most probably have parallels with
Showalter's advocation of truth, peace, stability and move
away from war-toys redeploying folks into worthwhile
sustainable industry ...
"Showalter's advocation of truth, peace, stability"?
Anything faintly original or specific in this ? Who in the
world has NOT said, or preached this -- ages before him ?
... and move away from war-toys redeploying
folks into worthwhile sustainable industry ...
Unfortunately, THIS has in fact been a "fairly sustainable
industry" -- demands coming from ALL over the world to
countries making these toys.
Why are you guys persistant in defaming
Showalter - whose Name and Number are in the Madison
Laughable logic ! Criticism of public statements
made is NOT "defaming." Check the difference. Even statements
with supporting evidence are not immune, so why should you
expect rshow55's, without any such evidence, anything better?
He's offered NO evidence to support his claims and
allegations, despite numerous reminders.
Some of us have been "Educating Showalter," not
"defaming Showalter" ! In fact, he "defames" himself by airing
his dirty laundry on a public forum, and harping on it for
years now. He's the one who, to borrow your word, "defames"
others --- WITHOUT any basis at all (e.g., NYT, poster-ID
So, what if his name and number are listed in Madison's Tel
directory ? Most folks of that town are ALSO listed there.
and yet forgo opportunities to defame -
let's say Rotblat - who also has a name, address, phone
number [ as i listed ] ...
Same comment, as I noted above.
Can you monikered-poster-guys explain your
Where have you been, monikered-lchic ? Blind loyalty
to supposedly THE only non-monikered-poster (rshow55) is NOT
logic: just blind loyalty !
Another case of YOUR defense of his problems !
- 02:27am Nov 2, 2003 EST (#
16165 of 16228)
Much as I like Dowd's columns, she is NOT the ONLY voice,
the ONLY opinion on any subject. She can hone in on a subject
like laser, much like other columnists from their own
perspectives. NYT and most other US newspapers feature
coulmnists of opposing and other positions too.
On her 'laser' sharp opinions on a topic: This is one thing
you and rshow55 can learn from it --- instead of just citing
and praising her. May be she's also borrowing Showalter's
ideas without giving him "credit" -- except doing it with
laser sharp focus (which rshow55 and you can not seem to) ?
- 06:48am Nov 2, 2003 EST (#
16166 of 16228)
US Chinook military helicopter shot down West of Baghdad,
this morning. About 30 people aboard.
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