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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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jorian319 - 03:49pm Nov 6, 2003 EST (# 16648 of 16664)

Huh? Sorry Luna, did I miss something?

the fiction that you people aren't closely associated with the NYT is paper thin by now.

I think that after this thread closes, I will call Robert on the phone just so he can trace the area code of origin and know that his guess that I am associated with NYT missed the mark by ~2000 miles.

If making such a call relieves Robert of some of the burden imposed by the spectre of a coordinated BigCo effort to suppress his thoughts, it will have been worth it - for him at least.

Don't say I ain't got no empathy! I'm in fact SO empathic, I shrink from referring to aggregate individuals as "you people".

cantabb - 04:04pm Nov 6, 2003 EST (# 16649 of 16664)

lchic - 02:42pm Nov 6, 2003 EST (# 16638 of 16642)

Showalter has had concern regarding THE COLD WAR because it's an excuse used by government to MOVE AWAY FROM TRUTH

He is NOT alone. It's unbelieveably naive of you to think that he is the ONLY person. Or, with his unfocused approach and simplistic, nebulous ideas (nothing original), he has a chance to be effective in any significant way.

Besides, he is too mired in his own personal problems to fight his way successfully out of a paper bag.

Thousands of people, far far more qualified and productive, have been productively involved in it for a VERY LONG time.

GWB has a NYT Headline ....

IF you think that GWB gets a free ride in the US press, you're sadly mistaken. Considerable criticisam of him right here already, day in, day out: WE don't have to go to "Guardian" or Australian News to look for some.

In his latest book Micheal MOORE implies a huge number of Americans are IGNORANT wrt world affairs - Would a further ColdWar enlighten them?

Again, he's NOT the only person critical of GWB policies.

Generalising : Americans demand explanation be reduced to a ten word 'take' --- and yet conversely can't market world peace effectively.

Two different things. Those from outside who claim to know and want to comment on US affairs sound awfully simplistic and ignorant.

lchic - 02:48pm Nov 6, 2003 EST (# 16639 of 16642)

Cantabb asks who i am. If he'd looked more carefully (see below) he'd note i'm a media consumer, invited on NYT ( by NYT in general terms )to post Opinion.

ONLY because YOU have, for this very information, been harassing every poster critical of you and your leader, rshow. And even demanded this info of me !

I think rshow has identified you in these pages fairly regularly, part of his personal stuff that he feels he must spill here -- not just once, but often. That's not new.

But we still do NOT know your affiliation [your emnployer, as rshow and you have demanded of others] or your motives/vested interested here ! Inquiring minds want to know -- just like your inquiring mind has been hassling other posters on the same.

We don;t even know rshow's motives and his employers. His name in telephone directory gives NOTHING on his affiliations and motives, except that he exists.

rshow55 - 02:48pm Nov 6, 2003 EST (# 16640 of 16642)

Attribution of insanity is pretty serious - the fiction that you people aren't closely associated with the NYT is paper thin by now.

One thing does not lead to the other -- except perhaps in your own mind.

Bluestar asks: Do you have any world peace and stability issues you want made more complicated and confused than ever before ?

I was the one who asked that question (rhetorical).

Solutions have to be complicated enough to do what they have to do. This thread has gone on a long time.

Solutions do not HAVE to be complicated: Not necessary at all ! And, just because this thread has gone on for a long time doesn't mean it accomplished anything of any significance and was NOT grossly abused for personal reasons for a long time.

lchic - 02:49pm Nov 6, 2003 EST (# 16641 of 16642)

'Start spreading the news .... I'm leaving today ... "

It's been a pleasure, a joy, and an education working on this board with it's cast of characters including ..... Dawn RILEY Nov 4, 2003

It had to do with your affiliation (employers, as rshow demands), and NOT your identity (which, thanks to rshow, has been known for long -- and which is basically, immaterial, except to rshow's obsession).

lchic - 02:54pm Nov 6, 2003 EST (# 16642 of 16642)

Sounds like a cold war psycho bully technique .....and not just towards S

cantabb - 04:04pm Nov 6, 2003 EST (# 16650 of 16664)

lchic - 02:54pm Nov 6, 2003 EST (# 16642 of 16642)

Sounds like a cold war psycho bully technique .....and not just towards Showalter - moi aussi!

This Aussie has been hip-jointed with rshow ! No basis for whatever you're trying to allude to -- Same as rshow who constantly insinuates a lot of things against various people.

"ultimately TRUTH outs": And, the "average reader" of this NYT forum has a pretty good idea of the "Truth" now -- more so than say, 6-7 weeks ago.

How time flies !

bluestar23 - 04:08pm Nov 6, 2003 EST (# 16651 of 16664)

Right up to the last minute, Showalter will be screaming about "Eisenhower" , "call me Ishmael", "things" for World Peace....

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