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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,
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- 09:22am Sep 27, 2002 EST (#
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Rice: US Should Dominate Because It's 'Very Special' -
It used to be called "Uber Alles"
- 09:24am Sep 27, 2002 EST (#
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Spinning Media Gears For a Faraway War - http://www.fair.org/media-beat/020926.html
- 11:05am Sep 27, 2002 EST (#
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Can we do a better job of finding truth? YES. Click
"rshow55" for some things Lchic and I have done and worked for
on this thread.
I went to a talk by Rick Bragg last night, got his
signature on my old, cherished copy of his All Over But the
Shoutin' and my new copy of his Ava's Man . A lot
of people stood in line a long time to get a chance to say a
word to him, and get a book signed - I was one of them - and I
was glad I did, and impressed at how gracious Rick Bragg was.
I gave Bragg copy of the disk rshowalt
7/19/02 9:16am described in the text of 4572 rshow55
9/26/02 5:15pm , along with a printed copy of that text. I
was honored that he smiled, and didn't shun me - I'm sure he
gets a lot of unsolicited stuff at book signings.
Bragg put on quite a good and moving show, and I was proud
to be near him, and have him lay hands on books of mine - and
he seemed like a fairly disarming "good ole' boy." I'll be
emailing him a copy of this, but thought I'd post it here, as
well, because I don't know how reliable my email is - - since
I'm not the only person who reads it - and things seem,
sometimes, to be discarded before I can read it -- so
I'm leery of email as a communication channel -- in fact, I
sometimes feel pretty isolated.
Anyway, the disk includes references to Bragg, and articles
by Bragg, as follows:
. McVeigh Dies for Oklahoma City
Blast by RICK BRAGG http://www.nytimes.com/2001/06/12/national/12MCVE.html
a_new_0100s\ md160n rshow55
3/22/02 8:38am , which includes RICK BRAGG Afghan and
Pakistani Tribe Lives by Its Own Set of Rules http://www.nytimes.com/2001/10/21/international/asia/21PASH.html
a_new_1000s\ 1150 almarst-2001
4/6/02 1:23pm especially rshow55
4/6/02 5:47pm , which ends with this:
" I asked myself who I'd want to talk to
about this, if by some chance someone at the TIMES were
interested. I'd be honored to talk to any NYT reporter. A
name that occurs to me especially, that might not occur to
others, is Rick Bragg. I have an idea that he's a hard man
to lie to. "
In Bragg's readings, he gives plenty of evidence why people
need to find common ground, shared space, with people as they
are -- so that we can be human, warm, safe and effective.
Including people who don't read the NYT:
Seems to me that Bragg, if he thought hard, might
know somethin' about Huntin' for Nascar-Lovin',
Moon-Pie-Eatin', Bluegrass-Listenin', Shotgun-totin'
Democrats By Matt Bai http://www.nytimes.com/2002/09/15/magazine/15STRATET.html
Rick Bragg sure knows How a Story is Shaped. http://www.fortunecity.com/lavendar/ducksoup/555/storyshape.html
, and knows about finding shared space for
communication. A Communication Model http://www.worldtrans.org/TP/TP1/TP1-17.HTML
I'll be emailing this to him, and I hope he doesn't mind my
amateur quality of writing:
- 11:50am Sep 27, 2002 EST (#
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I'm currently unable to see the NYTMD archives here:
Do I need any more than patience?
And more generally I'd like to be able to take some GU and
NYT threads away on a disconnected laptop. Has anybody found a
good way of doing that?
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