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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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rshow55 - 12:55pm Jun 20, 2002 EST (#2637 of 2641) Delete Message

I'm being careful.

I think that my concerns, and the reasonable concerns of the other parties in interest could be well served if the U.S. government agreed to do what Bill Casey promised me and the AEA investors, or something equivalent in the ways that matter. I personally think that's true, whether the government is willing to admit the truth of my story or not.

I personally think that an accomodation along those lines would serve, gracefully and well, the reasonable interests of the NYT, the federal government, people who've dealt with me, and people concerned with fairness and safety from various perspecitves. It would permit me to solve Robert Showalter problems, and sell them, without being too disruptive, and without having to pretend or claim to be anything other than what I really am - an ordinary person with a somewhat unconventional background and education. I think such a deal would fit comfortably within the traditions of the United States, and be an arrangement that could be reasonably explained to anyone reasonably interested.

That's just a personal opinion - and maybe there are other, better possibilities. I want an arrangement that is consistent with the terms dictated to me by C.I.A. last week, that permits me to function in ways that are reasonably consistent with my own needs and the rights and need of others.

I think a lot of progress might be made, on this deal or some other one, if discussions with Mohs, Petersen, anyone on the Anatech board, Dale Burke, or any of a number of other people could proceed. Mohs, Petersen, Ed Gisske, Dale Burke, and other people have all heard my story of what the deal with Casey was. If that deal isn't possible, discussion of why I think it fair might be a point of departure for a deal that was workable.

If this was reasonable in principle, I'd take steps to raise money to compensate people reasonably for their time and effort. I think that should be possible.

I'd want to be able to function, if at all possible, in a structure much like the AEA structure described in the first indented paragraph of MD2116 rshow55 5/9/02 9:34am , and elsewhere on this thread.

rshow55 - 12:56pm Jun 20, 2002 EST (#2638 of 2641) Delete Message

Don't want to be too sentimental, but I believe that these poems express some key points - well known, in practice, to some deal-making businessmen and lawyers (active Republicans) of my acquaintance. We need solutions that are true, and work for all concerned. Based on ideas that can "propagate" through the culture - rather than fizzle from too many "Chain Breakers."

We need solutions that are, in a technical sense I try to explain in two poems "redemptive and detonative."

Secular Redemption

Chain Breakers

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Mushy idealism? I think not. I think that a lot of good redemptive and detonative solutions happen in the United States of America, and all over the world, every day. They are the solutions, I think, that work best.

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