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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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lchic - 10:55pm Nov 7, 2003 EST (# 16816 of 16832)
ultimately TRUTH outs : TRUTH has to be morally forcing : build on TRUTH it's a strong foundation

Apcar "" Today, we have 11 million registered users who have come to at least once in the last year. More than 2 million of those registered users are outside the United States.

wrcooper - 11:00pm Nov 7, 2003 EST (# 16817 of 16832)

I switched on all the posters on this forum I have been "Ignoring" for weeks, and I am saddened to see that rshow55 has continued to labor under a pathetic delusion that the NYT has the slightest interest in his voluminous ramblings.

Sad, sad, sad.

I suspect that he will receive a message from the people he contacted that basically reads something like this:

Dear Mr. Showalter:

Thank you for your interest in the New York Times forums. If your participation in these forums has become a burden on you, it would certainly be wise for you to cease your participation. We hope you've enjoyed yourself in contributing to the forums and in reading the contributions of others.

Best of luck to you.


The Staff of the NYT

If he got substantially more than that, I'd be astounded. I hope that Robert Showalter recognizes that his beliefs that the NYT had established or conduced a clandestine relationship with him, and that it sustained a disguised dialogue with him, as what they are: delusions and wishful thinking. Perhaps the manifestation of a grandiosity born of paranoia. In any case, I am quite certain that his participation in the forums will not last much longer. His presence is no longer welcome, because he has violated forum protocols by posting off topic and for making disturbing, unsubstantiated accusations and charges against other participants.

It's time to move on, Bob. For your own sanity, let this go. Do something else with your life. Hopefully something productive.

lchic - 11:02pm Nov 7, 2003 EST (# 16818 of 16832)
ultimately TRUTH outs : TRUTH has to be morally forcing : build on TRUTH it's a strong foundation

NYT Scandal Has Legs!;

May 2003 - Blair

lchic - 11:08pm Nov 7, 2003 EST (# 16819 of 16832)
ultimately TRUTH outs : TRUTH has to be morally forcing : build on TRUTH it's a strong foundation

'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 Alex, Gisterme, Jorian, Margaret Drabble, Cantabb, Paul.J.F., Cooper, Broadsheets and media of the world, and 'The Poster' incarnate in multiple monikers ... but always 'The Poster'.

MD is in many ways a MINDSET .... tried to warm up the jello, melt away those little town views, and re-set some thinking along the way.

I made the point to Gisterme that once local regions were locked in wars. The Westphalia 1648 agreement gave respect to National Boundaries a paradigm shift in it's time. There is a need for Quality Standards to apply to those within boundaries ... giving assistance and necessary economic and political help to those repressed in non-functional systems.

Those who hold the strings of power have to consider more carefully how they can make the world a better, more caring, considerate, interconnected and safer place. How to be caringly-greedy rather than visciously so. There's a need to learn how best to move through knowledge to wisdom; how to make science and technology work in meaningful ways, knowing that the measure of the world and the values of the world lie with each individual who has value beyond the monetary.

I clicked in to the NYT through the advocacy of Phillip Adams, Radio National ABC Australia, whose bio lists NYT, and discovered the threads ... an interest in the memory with respect to the linguistic led me to the NYT science thread on the Brain ... through that board . and no doubt spotting the World Asset that I am, - as are we all, Robert Showalter asked me to partner him.

It has since been an honour and a privilege to work along-side him - one of America's finest and most gifted intellectuals - one of the greatest minds I've never met ... 'king of the hill - top of the heap'. The late Professor Steve Kline partnered Bob for twenty five years recognising and advocating the importance of his agenda - the ramifications of which will as further developed, accepted and integrated be a plus for humanity.

Showalter trust you have a copy of the thread - there's more to MD than merely MD - post me.

Showalter's 'gonna make a brand new start of it ... If he could make it here, he'll make it anywhere ... (with no appologies to Frankie) ... It's up to you - New York, New York !!

I did go on to try the Home Brand Tuna advocated by Dame Elizabeth Murdoch ... it was fine :)

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