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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 - 07:30am Jun 13, 2002 EST (#2501 of 2529)

Iraq : The Bradt Travel Guide

lchic - 08:01am Jun 13, 2002 EST (#2502 of 2529)


lchic - 08:53am Jun 13, 2002 EST (#2503 of 2529)

Cellular Automata

He (Stephen Wolfram) also said he looked forward to facing a jury of his peers in a lecture tour this fall. Invitations have been pouring in as word has spread that his self-imposed exile from academia is over.

"I'm looking forward to not being a recluse," he said.

[ lchic 6/3/02 6:22am ]

rshow55 - 10:28am Jun 13, 2002 EST (#2504 of 2529) Delete Message

People of much lower status and achievements than Wolfram can "look forward to not being a recluse", too.

Almarst, I think your postings, currently and since March 2001, have been extremely constructive - - they've certainly taught me a great deal. And you never raise points that aren't "dots" that are worth connecting.

Still, it seems to me that many of your concerns are being adressed (or at least, seriously considered) - by responsible people in the US, and internationally - and that some things in the future may be better than in the past. Better in part because of work and accomodations being made by people that you have reason to dislike. Better, that is, if everybody involved checks on each other, in reasonable ways, so that we're not too trusting where trust is negligence.

Almarst raised questions repeated in MD183-186 rshow55 3/3/02 10:43pm . . and I think they are distinguished questions.

almarst2002 - 12:32pm Jun 13, 2002 EST (#2505 of 2529)

U.S. has doubled troops in Kuwait this year -

almarst2002 - 03:06pm Jun 13, 2002 EST (#2506 of 2529)

JURIST >> LEGAL NEWS >> Milosevic Trial -

Please take a look at a Forum -

lchic - 04:45pm Jun 13, 2002 EST (#2507 of 2529)

Zimbabwe: Mugabe, Robert Gabriel [mOOgä'bE, -bA]
".. , it came as no surprise that humanism and magnanimity prevailed .."

".. he has continued to consolidate power, virtually eliminating opposition, and his regime has become increasingly autocratic ... "

lchic - 05:14pm Jun 13, 2002 EST (#2508 of 2529)

Mugabe has turned out to be the ENEMY of his own people. If anyone sees an article based on him, re the slippery slope of his downward spiral - please post here.

almarst2002 - 06:21pm Jun 13, 2002 EST (#2509 of 2529)


The DREAMWORKSFOX production MINORITY REPORT depicts a future where you can be charged for future crimes you haven't yet committed.

"The guilty are arrested before the law is broken," warns a heavy-rotation TV advert for the film, subtly placed during national and local news programs this week reporting the United States has detained, indefinitely, but has not criminally charged Jose Padilla for allegedly preparing a plan to commit terror.

almarst2002 - 06:37pm Jun 13, 2002 EST (#2510 of 2529)

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