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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 - 07:32pm May 18, 2002 EST (#2287 of 2297)

A strategic management question for the US

    Try to keep 'fixing' ?
    or
    Time for a complete overhaul with restructuring ?
A time for Dashel and The House to 'think'!

lchic - 08:00pm May 18, 2002 EST (#2288 of 2297)

Barbara WALTERS on SaudiArabia on Zionism
http://news.ninemsn.com.au/sunday/cover_stories/article_1055.asp

lchic - 08:02pm May 18, 2002 EST (#2289 of 2297)

Saudi Arabia: a struggling economy, an educational system dragged down by dogma and a severe shortage of jobs for a growing younger population. It is a recipe for rage

JOBS JOBS JOBS with an ECONOMY ECONOMY ECONOMY

Same need as elsewhere!

rshow55 - 08:50pm May 18, 2002 EST (#2290 of 2297) Delete Message

Becoming a Normal Nation by CELESTINE BOHLEN http://www.nytimes.com/2002/05/19/weekinreview/19BOHL.html

PHOTO ESSAY Cold War Legacy SABRINA TAVERNISE http://www.nytimes.com/2002/05/19/weekinreview/_19TAVE.html

Bush and Putin, America and Russia, face big challenges.

Maybe we'll have to learn to reason and communicate better, and maybe we can.

Some Language Experts Think Humans Spoke First With Gestures By EMILY EAKIN http://www.nytimes.com/2002/05/18/arts/18GEST.html

But (Corballis's) most provocative idea is that human ancestors stopped gesturing and started talking not because their brains underwent a sudden mutation a cognitive Big Bang but rather because it seemed to some Homo sapiens at the time like a good idea. He called the advent of autonomous speech a "cultural invention," like writing, and one that "may have occurred long after it became possible."

Suppose people developed a little more of a sense of proportion - a little more ability to ask and answer "how much?" questions -- a little more self control. Suppose we had a little more ability to communicate details, in the presence of differences?

It would be hopeful.

Technical barriers to those advances have almost gone away. Would these improvements be so hard? Maybe not, and maybe they're happening.

MD2276 rshow55 5/18/02 12:43pm ... MD2278 rshow55 5/18/02 1:18pm

MD1999 rshow55 5/4/02 10:35am ... MD2000 rshow55 5/4/02 10:39am
MD2001 rshow55 5/4/02 11:36am

out.

lchic - 09:56pm May 18, 2002 EST (#2291 of 2297)

... wonder if Showalter has a theory on the origin of language .. he probably does ..

lchic - 05:15am May 19, 2002 EST (#2292 of 2297)

|>
http://www.guardian.co.uk/Observer/waronterrorism/story/0,1373,718310,00.html
http://www.guardian.co.uk/Observer/worldview/story/0,11581,718414,00.html
http://www.guardian.co.uk/Observer/worldview/story/0,11581,717559,00.html
http://www.observer.co.uk/international/story/0,6903,718165,00.html

lchic - 05:31am May 19, 2002 EST (#2293 of 2297)

Back to gesture language
http://www.observer.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,6903,718288,00.html

lchic - 05:37am May 19, 2002 EST (#2294 of 2297)

|> http://www.economist.com/

lchic - 05:40am May 19, 2002 EST (#2295 of 2297)

The sudden collapse of Enron, a Texan energy-to-finance-to-fraud conglomerate, has shaken faith of another sort: in the integrity of corporate America, and in the Wall Street-centred model of capitalism that has been hawking its wares to investors the world over. The dotcom bubble was one thing; the realisation that apparently profitable companies are not making any money quite another. http://www.economist.com/displaystory.cfm?story_id=1119801

lchic - 05:53am May 19, 2002 EST (#2296 of 2297)

http://www.observer.co.uk/science/story/0,1596,684140,00.html

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