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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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lchic - 11:29am May 18, 2002 EST (#2270 of 2282)


    British paper faces suit over Palast investigation
    By Greg Palast
    In retaliation for the investigative story about the finances of the George W. Bush campaign, Barrick Gold Mining of Canada has sued my paper, the Observer of London, for libel. The company, which hired the elder Bush after his leaving the White House, is charging the newspaper with libel for quoting an Amnesty International report, which alleged that 50 miners might have been buried alive in Tanzania by a company now owned by Barrick.
    The company has also demanded the Observer and its parent, Guardian Newspapers, force me to remove the article from my US website, a frightening extension of Britain’s punitive libel laws into the World Wide Web.

lchic - 11:35am May 18, 2002 EST (#2271 of 2282)

President Bush's CIA briefing last August about possible attacks on US targets by al-Qa'ida – the focus of the current "what did he know and when did he know it" furore – was based on British intelligence reports, officials on both sides of the Atlantic said.

    Intelligence sources in London confirmed yesterday that both MI5 and MI6 had sent reports to the United States in the run-up to 11 September, suggesting that America was under threat.

lchic - 11:39am May 18, 2002 EST (#2272 of 2282)

Media NOT doing it's job!!!!

    In an interview with BBC's Newsnight, Mr Rather said he believed it was a patriotic duty to bring the government to account. "It's unpatriotic not to stand up, look them in the eye, and ask the questions they don't want to hear – they being those who have the responsibility, the ultimate responsibility in a society such as ours, of sending our sons and daughters, our husbands, wives, our blood, to face death, to take death," he said.

lchic - 12:36pm May 18, 2002 EST (#2273 of 2282)

Links: see

lchic - 12:37pm May 18, 2002 EST (#2274 of 2282)

Electronic Count - Irish Elections are High Tech!

lchic - 12:41pm May 18, 2002 EST (#2275 of 2282)

Palast - Enron - ref

    .. Gregory Palast having delved into his not yet published book titled "The Best Democracy Money Can Buy" and subtitled "An Investigative Reporter Exposes the Truth about Globalization, Corporate Cons, and High Finance Fraudsters."

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