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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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bbbuck - 11:11am Nov 5, 2003 EST (# 16569 of 16577)

cnttub is trying to tell K how to do her job?

She said the forum would be shut down on nov. 14th.

That will also coincide with our 'closing the md forum' picnic/missile bizarre.

Bring your best goulash and your best hand held missile to air rocket launchers.

All weaponry will be shot off at sundown and a prize will be given to any target that successfully defeats them.

bluestar23 - 11:40am Nov 5, 2003 EST (# 16570 of 16577)

:"NO FAIR connecting those dots in interconnected ways -"

The mindless REPETITION is incredible- and insane. Showalter is now completely insane- mentally ill.

bluestar23 - 11:43am Nov 5, 2003 EST (# 16571 of 16577)

"'closing the md forum' picnic/missile bizarre."

"Bizarre" ....very well put. Yes, we shall have a last-minute "party" on the'll be fun to see if the Mad Showalter tries to get in the very last post.....if he'll keep babbling about "Eisenhower" (note how rshow talks about him as if he were still alive!) right up till the bitter end....

cantabb - 11:52am Nov 5, 2003 EST (# 16572 of 16577)

rshow55 - 10:41am Nov 5, 2003 EST (# 16567 of 16568)

More of the same meaningless, disjointed ramblings !

bluestar: Showalter : ever heard of LEAVING GRACEFULLY...????

rshow55: Yes, but when anonymous "non-employees of the NYT" spend a lot of effort calling me names - I have to think what "graceful" function might be.

Just because you've identified yourself, and laid bare almost every single thing about your personal life (except specifying what you've been working on), it does NOT mean others should follow suit ?

What about still anonymous lchic ? Her affiliation ? And, other information you've been seeking of other posters ?

To 'leave' "gracefully" (or not) was YOUR choice -- and you had attached various conditions to your "leaving gracefully." Apparently your 'conditions' weren't acceptable. So, don't blame others for whatever you choose to do or what has NYT decided to do !

... and not all of the posts from cantabb and bluestar have been entirely graceful. There are stakes for me that I have a right to care about.

Leaving "gracefully" or not was YOUR choice. Nothing to do with MY posts, which examined and evaluated your posts and claims, and asked you questions. How you perceived my questions or my posts ('graceful' or not') NOT my concern. What's been quite obvious was that you couldn't clarify or substantiate anything.

Other than numerous ramblings you had time for, you still have NOT answered the two simple questions I have been asking you: 1. What do you think you have been working specifically on here ? and 2. Where is the evidence for your various claims of accomplishments (Saving lives, your connection/affiliation with Casey-Ike, solving world issues etc) ?

And stakes for the United States of America, and the world, as well.

Self-aggrandizing nonsense. Stakes for you are for you ALONE. You don't seem to be able to help yourself, how can you even dream of things crucial to USA or the world.

It isn't that I object to having the board shut down. This bears repeating - and given the discourse here - it is not bad manners to repeat it.

To repeat yourself -- of your own accord, WITHOUT any body asking you anything ? No body wanted a re-hash from you, no body needed to be reminded of your previous slop, either. You have NO reason to spam.

You don't know what most of us learned as kids about 'repeating ourselves'.

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

Bluestar23 asks: "Do you think this harms your body of work or not?"

rshow55: I'd been hoping for that decision weeks ago.

Since last 6 weeks, you mean ? Since my arrival here ?

People may be muddled - and I may be more muddled than many. It takes people a while - but we can get useful results - and break "codes" and "mysteries".

Here I see no one "muddled" or more "muddled" than YOU ! And, may be your world asset too.

"collected works of Fredmoore" ?

Barnyard stuff ?

rshow55 - 10:43am Nov 5, 2003 EST (# 16568 of 16568)

The things Eisenhower warned of in his Farewell Address have happened. We're in a mess - and it would be good to sort some things out - - gracefully.

No one in more "mess" than YOU seem to be ! Think "gra

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