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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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cantabb - 08:12pm Nov 3, 2003 EST (# 16403 of 16409)

lchic - 07:16pm Nov 3, 2003 EST (# 16393 of 16397)

Will the echoing Cantabbulator be shut down .... or marketed as a desktop executive toy for the man who has everything ... ?

What about the gross abuse of this forum by you and your leader for 3 years ? I've been here for only about 6 weeks !

You didn't like a cold needle to your hot-air balloon ?

Is the moon cheese? Will it turn blue ... green?

You tell me !

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

cantabb - 08:18pm Nov 3, 2003 EST (# 16404 of 16409)

rshow55 - 07:18pm Nov 3, 2003 EST (# 16394 of 16403)

I'd been hoping for that decision [Forum closure] weeks ago.

"[H]oping for" ? To end the misery ?

Could it be for the 6 weeks or so ? About the time I arrived on the scene ?

cantabb - 08:20pm Nov 3, 2003 EST (# 16405 of 16409)

rshow55 - 07:18pm Nov 3, 2003 EST (# 16394 of 16403)

With new tools for "connecting the dots" - a lot more can be sorted out than was possible before.

What new "tools" do you need ?

You probably need new "dots" !

bluestar23 - 08:27pm Nov 3, 2003 EST (# 16406 of 16409)

Showalter won't tell us why he wanted the thread shut down..he won't answer the simplest question...why, Showalter..?

bluestar23 - 08:30pm Nov 3, 2003 EST (# 16407 of 16409)


What do you think you've accomplish on this thread so far..?

rshow55 - 08:38pm Nov 3, 2003 EST (# 16408 of 16409)
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.

Bluestar , I think I've gotten a lot of attention from a lot of able people.

But I have been hoping to get unmarried from this thread for a long time.

My first day on this thread ended with this:

rshowalt - 05:28pm Sep 25, 2000 EDT (#304 of 396)

"I'd be grateful for a chance to come before you, or one or more of your representatives, and explain, in detail, with documentation and ways to check, how dangerous this situation is. Especially if a good reporter, and a videotape record, were there so what was said was clear.

"Some mistakes have been made, and you and I weren't very old when they were made. They can be fixed. A lot of things would improve if this were done. They are American mistakes, and Americans, and American leaders, have to fix them.

If that had happened (and by then - it seemed to me that the TIMES had some moral obligation to help it happen) I'd have been on this thread exactly one day. I'd been hoping not to "get my story out in public" - but to get my story delivered, as I promised - to proper authorities.

I don't know what Eisenhower and Casey would have thought about some other things - but I think they'd have been appalled that that didn't happen. I know I was.

But I kept working - in an awkward situation - fencing when there was no choice but to fence - and I'll be glad to have this thread, much as I've appreciated it, as a finished corpus.

With a lot of good stuff in it. And a lot of ways, looking at the thread, to learn more about the US government - the New York Times - and the links between them.

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