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    Missile Defense

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 - 04:52pm Jul 10, 2002 EST (#2991 of 3066)

I feel like taking a walk, around the U.W. Madison area, and see if I can talk with my best U.W. contact. It seems to me that if I could get some simple, reasonable things worked out with UW, as far as contact goes - a lot might happen safely and comfortably.

If the UW was really comfortable that I was proceeding in a reasonable, fair way, consistent with the interest of the UW as well as my own - and a few other people I know were, too -- my guess is that I could get the money for a good debriefing. A distinguished man with great achievements in the movie and food business runs the foundation I'd contact first - but there are others.

It seems to me that with just a little flexibility in a few spots (not basic changes of the rules, just a little exception handling) - - some problems that I've been bothering this board about might be worked out.

rshow55 - 07:39pm Jul 10, 2002 EST (#2992 of 3066)

Pretty good day. Knocking off, and having a beer. This board is windy and long sometimes. But it seems to me that sometimes, after a lot of words, simple things jell that are worthwhile.

I hope the market goes up tomorrow, and think maybe it ought to.

lchic - 08:38pm Jul 10, 2002 EST (#2993 of 3066)

Holding back the tide
Turning back time

  • past
  • present
  • future
    - China,7369,752802,00.html

lchic - 05:53am Jul 11, 2002 EST (#2994 of 3066)

The USA-rich are parasites bleeding the poor dry

Is the USA parliament the world's most pathetic?

lchic - 05:59am Jul 11, 2002 EST (#2995 of 3066)

Safire: How fare the espionage agencies? Who's hot and who's not?

lchic - 06:12am Jul 11, 2002 EST (#2996 of 3066)

Minkow also performs "fraudits" on behalf of the Fraud Discovery Institute, which he co-founded. .

"Everyone I met in prison had one thing in common - they never planned on being there,"

'Things go from order to disorder," Minkow explains today, slipping into seminar mode. "This is one of the laws of what I call fraudodynamics.,12167,753148,00.html


lchic - 06:44am Jul 11, 2002 EST (#2997 of 3066)

"" All big countries attuned to powerful interests and sentiment at home, and with no nation to challenge them abroad, always clump about the globe in heavy boots, making up their own rules as they go along. Any leader of any such nation will be sucked into acting this way

lchic - 08:02am Jul 11, 2002 EST (#2998 of 3066)

Disconnected from reality
July 11: Simon Tisdall explores the tangled web woven by US foreign policy strategists in the post-September 11 world.,7792,753368,00.html

lchic - 08:08am Jul 11, 2002 EST (#2999 of 3066)

Markets plunge
European shares fall after Wall Street slumps to levels not seen since 1997.,7369,753319,00.html

lchic - 08:17am Jul 11, 2002 EST (#3000 of 3066)

' how do you keep 'em down on the farm ... after they've seen Paris? ' give them a subsidy

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