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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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- 12:20am May 14, 2002 EST (#2196
mAzzA if the rest of the world took a huge pair of scissors and
clipped around the dotted line boundary of the USA .. then with a
mighty heave, launched that part of the world into space - who'd
notice?!? Canada and Cuba would then be neighbours and continue
their mutual exchanges.
- 12:51am May 14, 2002 EST (#2197
... of Brisbane inventor Mr Mike O’Dwyer’s "Metal Storm"
gun system .... volchin
"Science in the News" 5/13/02 3:29pm
Mike lives within
walking distance of me ...
.. as I said mAzzA .. the USA relies on 'the rest of the
world' inventing and initially developing .. then using USA
'capital' it buys in and reaps rewards - next thing we're bound to
hear is that the USA was the inventor!
- 01:26am May 14, 2002 EST (#2198
RU-US(i)A Agreement MD http://www.abc.net.au/am/s554963.htm
- 05:18am May 14, 2002 EST (#2199
ditto : http://www.guardian.co.uk/russia/article/0,2763,715195,00.html
- 05:29am May 14, 2002 EST (#2200
Health and Safety wise Putin has done right to protect
his-RU-people from mishaps that might occur via these dangerous RUST
BUCKETS (Nukes) hanging around from mid-last Century.
Pity Bush doen't have the Health and Safety aspect considered for
the US population.
Top Layer of Government
Political strategy -
civilians in space
Base level management
The engineers said -
the equipment needs checking
but were over-ruled by their own management who looked to
statistics and said
Statistically it won't go wrong
They should have listened to the Engineers
So what are the Engineers saying about the Rust-Bucket Nukes?
It's been noted previously that a holistic approach to
accounting of the dangerous dirt and war toys 'left around' by the
USA have longterm life/life-threatening/disabling qualities that
'poor' civillians have to suffer --- blown up / blown off /blown
- 05:59am May 14, 2002 EST (#2201
Buying votes? Where is 'global trade' and the 'free market'?
- 12:11pm May 14, 2002 EST (#2202
Only an extremist pinko fool would suggest that "gettin' rid of
the United States" would solve the Earth's problems.
We all know that your preferred treatment is the Gulag or the Gas
Chamber. Maybe you can procure some of those suitcase nucs and
really let your feelings show. Just like that demented college
student that tried to draw a smiley face on the US landscape by
planting bombs in mail boxes.
What is it about you folk? Why do you always resort to murder to
make your point? Maybe you can check into a mental health clinic.
There are helping hands available.
- 04:07pm May 14, 2002 EST (#2203
"I will never apologize for the United States of
America ... I don't care what the facts are." -- Poppa Bush,
IS ANYONE LISTENING???????
"In the counsels of Government, we must guard against the
acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by
the Military Industrial Complex. The potential for the disastrous
rise of misplaced power exists, and will persist. We must never let
the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic
processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and
knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge
industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful
methods and goals so that security and liberty may prosper
- President Eisenhower - January 1961
- 04:17pm May 14, 2002 EST (#2204
So mAzzA you're admitting that were the USA launched it wouldn't
have a guidance system in place to re-park between the Pacific and
- 04:29pm May 14, 2002 EST (#2205
If the USA were all mAzzA makes it out to be, then surely, it
would help devise an incremental QUALITY IMPROVEMENT standard:
Determining the factors to be measured.
Looking to macro cost-effective implementations that would
improve food supplies, health, education access, economic
development, together with appropriate governance.
Using such a standard - as opposed to misguided
political/Nationalistic retoric - people could judge progress and
look to improvements via development.
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