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    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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rshow55 - 11:16am Nov 6, 2003 EST (# 16629 of 16633)
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.

I have some ideas. There are some things I'm very clear about - and I'm much less clear about some others.

Both lchic and I have many motives - as you'd expect for full human beings.

I've said this before, for example in 15368

I would like to be able to set up something very much like AEA again - and do it honestly - and work with Lchic in that format.

I'd like to be able to do that with people involved in AEA fully informed, and satisfied to the extent that was reasonably possible.

In ways that were reasonably satisfactory to my wife, her husband, the New York Times, other members of families involved, the federal government, and other people more-or-less connected. In ways that most people at the UN, if they happened to notice, might think fair.

To get those things done, lchic's identity has to be clear - and what she's done, and why, also needs to be clarified in some ways.

I'm absolutely clear of this. Lchic and I are partners, and have been for years now - and the partnership has been a vital part of my life - as my partnership for many years with Steve Kline was a vital part of my life. My partnership with Steve was more convenient and conventional in a number of ways because Steve was male.

I'm absolutely clear about something else. Lchic is the most valuable mind, in the ways that matter to me, of anyone "that I've never been near". We've gotten close in ways that count, just the same. And she is academically and intellectually as ambitious, and as solidly grounded, as anyone I've ever known or known about.

She worries about 'world peace and stability' a very great deal, too.

cantabb - 11:18am Nov 6, 2003 EST (# 16630 of 16633)

Inconvenient questions tend to clear the table: one goes to the slumberland/Ozland; the other is taking a nap, "fencing"/tilting at the windmills, working on the NYT letter or on the 'corpus'.

bbbuck - 11:25am Nov 6, 2003 EST (# 16631 of 16633)

For the record, for what little time is left of it.

Well I did a little research on bluestar23.

He's only posted here, he started up about 4 or 5 weeks ago.

My guess he's come over from the guardian talk boards after seeing a showalter link referencing his 'work' at the times.

But in lchickie's mind all critics are 'the poster'. And sometimes she substitutes 'the poster' with george johnson and sometimes buck.

I am not bluestar23. I have ignored lchic and rshow55 for quite some time now. I'm not about to start taunting them now.

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