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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?

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bluestar23 - 05:31pm Nov 2, 2003 EST (# 16231 of 16302)


You are losing your grip here so admit it....

bluestar23 - 05:37pm Nov 2, 2003 EST (# 16232 of 16302)

Showalter has "confusion"..doesn't post so much...feels "blocked"...can't make his "progress" on the "corpus" here without 'disruption"....

cantabb - 05:41pm Nov 2, 2003 EST (# 16233 of 16302)

lchic - 05:07pm Nov 2, 2003 EST (# 16229 of 16231)

No comment re the MD postings just above ....

Why are you guys on this board ...


What happened to your Search and post link machine ?

A phenomenal amount of money financed by US tax payers -- NOT Australian.

How about the evidence I've asked for in my last post ? ["house arrest" and what permission needed to "function" and from whom ?]

Since, as you say, you have been talking to rshow daily for 4 years now, YOU can answer the questions if he can not focus !

cantabb - 05:50pm Nov 2, 2003 EST (# 16234 of 16302)

"ultimately TRUTH outs : TRUTH has to be morally forcing : build on TRUTH it's a strong foundation": lchic

"ultimately TRUTH outs": NOT by saying the same unsubstantiated things over and over again....

Without verifiable evidence and efforts to get at it, "Truth" remains stuck in the ATM, or any other 'Truth-dispenser'.

In any case, glad to see that your 'Cliche-dispenser' is still working well.

cantabb - 06:40pm Nov 2, 2003 EST (# 16235 of 16302)

Looks like everytime I ask for evidence of their statements and claims, rshow-lchic disappear or try to ignore the subject.

lchic - 08:01pm Nov 2, 2003 EST (# 16236 of 16302)
ultimately TRUTH outs : TRUTH has to be morally forcing : build on TRUTH it's a strong foundation

In response to lchic's question

"how much 'pain' have people felt wrt missiles? "

Blue wrote:

bluestar23 - 05:28pm Nov 2, 2003 EST (# 16230 of 16235)


"how much 'pain' have people felt wrt missiles? "

Not even a Hydrogen Bomb blast could do the sort of pain and damage YOU and Showalter inflict on this innocent Forum every day.....


Blue might have looked at it from more than an obvious angle ...

A deeper processing might have included the pain that people who work on such projects feel.

The use of BIG-Bombs and missiles may affect those who make and use them.

Joseph Rotblat for example, cited above, New Scientist book review (18Oct2003p53), determined to work for a peaceful world after the experience of WWII-work in Texas. He says

    These days it is the MORAL responsibility of scientists "not knowingly to carry out reseach that might cause harm to society," Robert Hinde and Joseph Rotblat.
That's a quality statement regarding the value of the work people carry out in the estimation of both themselves and others and the effect of that work on the same.

- Are people following their heart and enhancing society as a life's work, or are they 'enslaved' in a system, if so, what's the system about, who set it up, who's running it, why does it exist, does the system have a purpose, if so what purpose ....


" how much 'pain' have people felt wrt missiles? "

can relate to the struggle and pain of conscience and opportunity cost of doing something unfulfilling as against a work-process connected to things of more lasting value.


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