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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 - 03:04pm Nov 8, 2003 EST (# 16898 of 16986)
ultimately TRUTH outs : TRUTH has to be morally forcing : build on TRUTH it's a strong foundation

Bob Showalter puts up his full information to this board.

lchic - 03:05pm Nov 8, 2003 EST (# 16899 of 16986)
ultimately TRUTH outs : TRUTH has to be morally forcing : build on TRUTH it's a strong foundation

klsanford0 slimes and hides in the shadows!

lchic - 03:08pm Nov 8, 2003 EST (# 16900 of 16986)
ultimately TRUTH outs : TRUTH has to be morally forcing : build on TRUTH it's a strong foundation

Showalter is very sane and a great intellectual. America be proud!

cantabb - 03:10pm Nov 8, 2003 EST (# 16901 of 16986)

lchic - 01:37pm Nov 8, 2003 EST (# 16871 of 16889)

Another series of your posts that have littlr nothing to do with MD !

Un-American is a favorite name-calling device for someone to use to target someone with whom you vehemently disagree. It conjures up old Redbaiting devices that stifle free speech and dissent from the status quo or conventional wisdom on public issues.

While you bring up a sad chapter in our political history, you miss the difference between “UN-American” and “Anti-American.”

“UN-American” and red baiting was part of McCarthyism roundly rejected nearly 5 decades ago. “Anti-American” is a current phenomenon – alive and kicking all over the world.

Given the wide spectrum of opinions in our media, it’s unsparingly critical and is unflinching in its challenges to the government and its policies in all kinds of areas --– something rarely seen elsewhere in the world.

The rest of your post is a rant, stemming from this confusion.

lchic - 01:37pm Nov 8, 2003 EST (# 16872 of 16889)

Why isn’t the American press challenging these empty statements? We’re so conditioned as a public to accept the surface answer to so much of what our institutions in power state that we’re at the point of a media mental illness says Dr. Nancy Snow, author

Part of the continuing debate here – are we being critical, skeptical enough or not of the authority.

lchic - 01:40pm Nov 8, 2003 EST (# 16874 of 16889)

'Freedom' is about the PRESS DOING THEIR JOB - properly!

Just suppose Showalter is right and the NYT have staffed this thread, then: How much have they allocated in wages How better might that resource have been spent How informed would those with a significant interest in NYT function be?

Why should NYT even bother with this ? Can’t they just BLOCK/BAN his access with a ‘press’ of the button ? If they really want to do that, they may have to do this more effectively then they did a few times before ?

IF they have such a simple cure, why would they waste even an iota of their other resources (staff) in arguing with him, after allowing him on the Forum ? Particularly, when they seem to unable to provide more “moderators” or arrange for their constant supervision ?

Your assumption, naïve as it is, makes NO practical sense whatsoever.

lchic - 01:49pm Nov 8, 2003 EST (# 16881 of 16889)

If the NYT were cross-linked to the Maslow pyramid How much space/income relates to lower rung factors Food clothing shelter….

You call this MD-related ?

lchic - 01:52pm Nov 8, 2003 EST (# 16882 of 16889)


Any MD relation ?

lchic - 01:53pm Nov 8, 2003 EST (# 16883 of 16889)

low-level needs are composed of

Any MD-relevance ?

lchic - 01:56pm Nov 8, 2003 EST (# 16884 of 16889)

How much currency is generated (NYT) via attention to low level needs would it include : Primary product, preparation of same, basic defense - shooting, and shelter .... on the wild-west model

Anything at all to do with MD ?

lchic - 01:57pm Nov 8, 2003 EST (# 16885 of 16889)

Indeed said to include : food, water, shelter, sex, and sleep

Relevance to MD ????

lchic - 02:05pm Nov 8, 2003 EST (# 16888 of 16889)

Wee an entity such as NYT to ask 'What business are we in?' It is basically in the business of reporting on people in relation to the Maslow bandings. The basics are often left to the local zone to cover .... hence foodbanks, emergency shelters, and homelessness .... don't get much coverage - except as comment at the p

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