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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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- 10:32am Nov 3, 2003 EST (#
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rshow55 - 09:54am Nov 3, 2003 EST (# 16344 of 16345)
The text on this thread involves a lot of
facts - who said what - when - those are facts.
X-said, Y-said, according to You-said. Mere assertions, NOT
For a long time, I wasn't given to think I
was abusing posting privileges.
You still don't ! Despite numerous reminders.
For example - after posting a lot here -
with a lot of help from lchic - the NYT appears from the
record to have gone off and found Almarst - and after some
conversation - I was given a "clear channel" to post this
over a long time.
Just your imagination !
You think the "record" "appears" to show that NYT sought
and found "almarst" (Putin or Putin stand-in, according
to you) to do what ? Debate with you ? Resolve your problems
with CIA, UW (Madison) and/or NYT and its reporters ? Does NYT
do it as a matter of policy ? Or did that in your very
"special" "exceptional" situation ?
Who do you think gave you a "clear channel" ? What are you
suggesting by putting it in quotes ? Someone at NYT (or ?)
told you that ?
But given my personal situation - I needed
to talk to someone from the NYT face to face - let that be
known many times - and it has been refused many times. That
isn't something I appreciated.
Why do you think NYT can resolve your personal problems ?
Because, supposedly, Casey told you to come through NYT ? And
if so, where's evidence (not YOUR statements) for it ?
If the NYT, or bluestar's employer (
assuming they are different ) want to resolve this situation
- why not act that way?
In your many posts for so long (setting aside abusing forum
privileges, which continued nonetheless), you've NOT
specifically described your situation even once, or the
resolution you're seeking and from whom ?
So, your repeated charge of posters/people obstructing it
(the unknown/unspecified) is ABSURD, to say the least !
If your purpose is injuring me - what do you
think I feel morally obligated and practically obligated to
Your paranoia. Your (and lchic's) accusations that some
posters are trying to "injure" you are just as absurd and
groundless. Especially when no body knows what your personal
problems specifically are -- other than your claimed "house
arrest" (Absurd, given your 'free' travel to places, including
Chicago, and your ability to continue to post -- even though a
clear and continuing "abuse"), and a lack or denial of
"permission" for you to "function" (no evidence provided).
With such an attitude, how do you and lchic expect to "do a
better job of finding truth" ?
The "things Lchic and [you] have done and worked for on
this thread" -- only provide proof of how badly two posters
can abuse the forum privileges for how long -- FREELY, and
without any reprisals from NYT (the object of their
- 10:51am Nov 3, 2003 EST (#
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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.
300 posts - and three days - ago. http://forums.nytimes.com/webin/WebX?8@13.GEmabQw2UqY.949548@.f28e622/17761
includes some good links - and this:
As for Missile Defense
When things are complicated enough, truth is our only hope
of finding our ways to decent solutions. That means we have to
find ways to keep people from "filter(ing) out information
that might undermine their views."
Challenge, questions, and invokation of the need for
force: MD728 http://forums.nytimes.com/webin/WebX?8@13.GEmabQw2UqY.949548@.f28e622/906
... MD729 http://forums.nytimes.com/webin/WebX?8@13.GEmabQw2UqY.949548@.f28e622/907
Counterchallenge: MD764 http://forums.nytimes.com/webin/WebX?8@13.GEmabQw2UqY.949548@.f28e622/956
Comment and response: MD780 http://forums.nytimes.com/webin/WebX?8@13.GEmabQw2UqY.949548@.f28e622/976
... MD783-784 http://forums.nytimes.com/webin/WebX?8@13.GEmabQw2UqY.949548@.f28e622/981
Betraying Humanity By BOB HERBERT http://www.nytimes.com/2002/03/28/opinion/28HERB.html
. . . ultimately the many tribes that
inhabit this earth are going to have to figure out a way to
forge some workable agreements on how we treat one another.
Some patterns cantabb and bluestar are
showing stand in the way of that - and many, many "tribes"
need to get clearer about that.
- some points long made on this thread bear repeating. There
are plenty of jobs that are impossible. We need to find things
- 11:38am Nov 3, 2003 EST (#
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"We need to find things that work."
STOP your stupid, inane, endless REPEATING of
EVERYTHING......Just SHUT UP, Showalter!!!
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