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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 - 04:43pm May 23, 2002 EST (#2368 of 2380)

GU : US government has issued a high terror alert but people are calmly dismissing it as a ruse to mute criticism

lchic - 04:44pm May 23, 2002 EST (#2369 of 2380)

Bush in Berlin
http://news.independent.co.uk/europe/story.jsp?story=297987

rshow55 - 04:54pm May 23, 2002 EST (#2370 of 2380) Delete Message

The worst doesn't always happen. But it could this time http://news.independent.co.uk/world/asia_china/story.jsp?story=297984 . I hope the diplomats can do well enough to save some millions of lives.

wangzho1 - 11:27pm May 23, 2002 EST (#2371 of 2380)
wang zhong()

would imagine that china would developed his microwave technique to sank us.a space war game.

rshow55 - 12:04am May 24, 2002 EST (#2372 of 2380) Delete Message

Lchic and I just did a 3 hour session on logic, checking, and peacemaking, with many references to missile defense, and to this thread, on Paradigm Shift .... whose getting there? from http://talk.guardian.co.uk/WebX?14@@.ee7726f/719 to http://talk.guardian.co.uk/WebX?14@@.ee7726f/806

lchic - 06:20am May 24, 2002 EST (#2373 of 2380)

Just had it put to me that there'll be no peace - while ever a person with the name 'Bush' is heading the USA - reason - reminds the MEast of the attack made on them by Bush-the-Father.

So that's an interesting thought - the very 'name' provokes and unsettles whole nations of peoples.

lchic - 08:17am May 24, 2002 EST (#2374 of 2380)

RU PU BU

    "" But officials in Washington said it was unlikely Putin would secure any of the economic concessions he was seeking, including the designation of Russia as a "market economy" and the abandonment of 1970s restrictions on trade.
Can't understand the big deal here - Putin NEEDS these concessions - why not let them happen?
The case for seems strong!

lchic - 08:18am May 24, 2002 EST (#2375 of 2380)

Move from axis to praxis ... http://www.msu.edu/course/aee/210/RESEARCH/sld015.htm

rshow55 - 08:30am May 24, 2002 EST (#2376 of 2380) Delete Message

http://www.nytimes.com/2002/05/24/international/24WIRE-PREX.html

Bush:

"We are going to cast aside all doubts and suspicions and welcome a new era of relations," Bush said in a televised face-to-face meeting with Putin shortly before the signing ceremony in the elegant Kremlin fortress."

Maybe the rhetoric works for somebody - (not likely anybody Russian.)

But to "cast aside all doubts and suspicions" is unbelievably irresponsible, dishonest, destabilizing and stupid.

All Americans who have ever lived in the practical world, and think about what they actually do, and actually know, should be ashamed of the President of the United States for being so dishonest.

How trusting is the United States when it counts?

How worthy of trust?

Checking is important for inescapable reasons.

For peace, we need to accomodate distrust - and live along the continuum of trust and distrust that real human beings live with, and must.

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