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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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- 04:39pm Nov 6, 2003 EST (#
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rshow55 - 04:31pm Nov 6, 2003 EST (# 16660 of 16662)
On October 25, Cantabb wrote this: "And, had
you written THAT "short" "well-crafted" letter to him and
called him, as you had been planning to do, you would have
returned from NYC by now, after a visit to CIA, FBI, Rummy,
GW, Rice and the whole gang-- and their stand-ins."
I don't know if he has NYT connections - but
he spoke as if he had authority.
How in the world could you leap to your conclusion.
And with such a baggage, you think you can do any "job of
finding truth"? Not with your inner demons driving you.
rshow55 - 04:31pm Nov 6, 2003 EST (# 16661 of 16662)
Given the investment in time - there has to
be a payoff, I suppose
Given YOU investment of time, what do you think you (and
lchic) have been working on here for the past 3 years ?
- 04:41pm Nov 6, 2003 EST (#
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Showalter goes down with the ship, with all flags flying,
right to the end...
- 04:46pm Nov 6, 2003 EST (#
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rshow55 - 04:34pm Nov 6, 2003 EST (# 16663 of 16665)
It isn't "paranoia" for a reader to guess
that cantabb and bluestar23 work for the TIMES - it is a
very reasonable guess.
Like many other 'guesses' you have made in the past -- only
to withdraw them after spinning yourself out. Waste of forum
And if they are, what they say about me is
sometimes pretty serious.
And pretty astute, you might want to add.
Your inner demons acting up again !
"Can we do a better job of finding truth?" NOT even
if it lands in your lap....
However, can you (& lchic) continue to abuse the forum
even in its last few days ? : Sure, you can -- and, as you
have been doing...
- 04:47pm Nov 6, 2003 EST (#
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- Showalter goes down with the ship, with
all flags flying, right to the end...
That's "leaving gracefully"....
- 04:50pm Nov 6, 2003 EST (#
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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.
And with no choice but to do so.
15811 ( how time flies on this thread) http://forums.nytimes.com/webin/WebX?8@13.Y8RtbMwOVVm.1839578@.f28e622/17526
includes a poem by Jorian319 that ends:
as long as you can stand your ground,
making sure we hold you down
15815 (same clickthrough" reads
Wars happen for just that sort of reason. Again and again
and again and again. Perhaps we're modelling how such things
People who are held down fight back. And for very good and
Now if the "we" in Jorians poem means the obvious
thing - the behavior besmirches the most basic brand of The
New York Times
" All the news that's fit to print."
If you guys are making that decision - and a test of
your judgement is your postings on this thread - there need to
be some changes.
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