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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 - 04:17pm Nov 6, 2003 EST (# 16652 of 16664)

rshow55 - 03:11pm Nov 6, 2003 EST (# 16644 of 16650)

"End game" is an interesting search here ..... That doesn't happen to be true.


It's been a little more than 24 hours since I had a good conversation with a line guy at NYT that went well - and I've been thinking hard about what would work for me - and it seemed to me - for him. I read some text over the phone to his answering machine not long ago - and asked that we talk - for just a little while - about some simple things that really mattered to me - that were entirely consistent with a letter he'd already sent me - and entirely consistent with yesterday's conversation.

Deal with him. No need for you to bother the "average NYT reader" with the details --

In just a few minutes of back-and-forth - we might have gotten much closer to closure - maybe to closure on everything that mattered.

Good. Build on the goodwill, if you can.

Rest of your post: just meaningless.

rshow55 - 03:15pm Nov 6, 2003 EST (# 16645 of 16650)

Now personally, I hate to even thing that this line guy could be in close contact with bluestar - but given the way the board goes sometimes - a person does have to consider possibilities.

More paranoid speculations.

Real people live in worlds where they interact along a continuum of trust and distrust.

But you do NOT. So, why worry ?

The rest of the post: mere re-hash of several re-hashes. Nothng significant or clear.

jorian319 - 03:33pm Nov 6, 2003 EST (# 16646 of 16650)

cantab: Almost every thing is turned into a tortured exercise.

jorian: "Almost" ??

Was being charitable !

bluestar23 - 04:18pm Nov 6, 2003 EST (# 16653 of 16664)

Will Showalter state publicly: "The CIA and the NYT have never demonstrated any interest in me." Because that is the truth, so Showalter should be made to say it....

jorian319 - 04:22pm Nov 6, 2003 EST (# 16654 of 16664)

Was being charitable !

<clears throat> Ahemmm!

The plea was for empathy, not charity!

cantabb - 04:23pm Nov 6, 2003 EST (# 16655 of 16664)

bluestar23 - 04:08pm Nov 6, 2003 EST (# 16651 of 16652)

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

He wants to "leave gracefully" -- but Kate_nyt sdhort-circuited his plans.

Allowing more slop to asccumulate ONLY to delete it on Nov 14 ? Makes NO sense, but that's NYT and itrs ways.

I think NYT should take "euthanasia" measures. Clear that rshow and lchic are NOT going to give up, and so long as they don't, the rest of the gang is free to continue their efforts to consign their posts where they rightly belong....

rshow55 - 04:23pm Nov 6, 2003 EST (# 16656 of 16664)
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.

Nice conference this weekend in Madison -

Didn't know it was happening - but I'll stop in.

cantabb - 04:25pm Nov 6, 2003 EST (# 16657 of 16664)

jorian319 - 04:22pm Nov 6, 2003 EST (# 16654 of 16655)

cantabb: Was being charitable !

jorian: <clears throat> Ahemmm! The plea was for empathy, not charity!

They better take what they get. 'Choosers', they are not !

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