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 [F] New York Times on the Web Forums  / Science  /

    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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lchic - 11:46pm Oct 20, 2002 EST (# 5097 of 5113)
~~~~ It got understood and exposed ~~~~

Iraq Iran ... an interesting thought:

If Iran is run by committee - religious elders (somewhat out of step with the mass of their population), yet holding power via the returns from oil as recently noted in a Friedman-Op-Ed

And Iraq is run by a one-man-President - again financed by oil

Then in a race which will move faster the

    Iran | 'commitee - flowing against the will of it's people'
    Iraq | directed by a President
Just looking on, it would seem that were the President of Iraq to have visions of a great future for his country, then, he might be in a position to move ahead faster than Iran.

And, now his personal wealth is in place, then the guy could move for Status and a place in history.

To do that he needs a strategic plan that ensures Iraq's future.

As I've stated (above) much of the knowledge of the past century that was hard won, is now freely available. The tools of economic peace are there fot the using of.


Not knowing the real previous relationship between Saddam and the USA .... it may well be that he casts his past actions in the light of the 'unknown USA foreign policy' ... whatever it was, where-ever it lies ... perhaps a part of those 10billion documents kept under lock and key labelled 'never to be released' somewhere in Washington.

lchic - 11:51pm Oct 20, 2002 EST (# 5098 of 5113)
~~~~ It got understood and exposed ~~~~

Iraq moving to release 'most' prisoners will provide interesting year-end statistics .... per 100,000 head of population .... how will Iraq compare with the 680+ and 640+ detainees of the USA and RU respectively?

The thousands released back into the population can now assist to turn Iraq's economic wheels ... providing investment is forthcoming.

kalter.rauch - 11:58pm Oct 20, 2002 EST (# 5099 of 5113)
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wrcooper 10/14/02 1:20pm

You may be right about me......

Now this really is a case of the screwball calling the cuckoo nutty.

......but the recent influx of "new blood" also indicates that I was correct about the rshow/lchic propaganda stranglehold over ths forum.

lchic - 12:08am Oct 21, 2002 EST (# 5100 of 5113)
~~~~ It got understood and exposed ~~~~

Empathy (7) management

Side 6: Building a Winning Team

The PERFORM Model for effective team building.

Productivity: what's the group trying to accomplish?

Empathy: understanding different viewpoints.

Roles and Goals: producers, administrators, entrepreneurs, and integrators.

Flexibility: listening and changing.

Open Communication: giving and receiving information.

Recognition: patting others on the back.

Morale: happy being part of a group.


Side 10: How to Get Your Point Across

Four vital areas of communication. Meetings as an executive tool.

Strategies for effective meetings.

Four basic assertiveness techniques: broken record, silence, empathy and delay.

The PRAM Model for successful negotiations.

Selling your ideas by helping others satisfy their needs.

Guidelines for enhancing your powers of persuasion.


WIN-WIN models

kalter.rauch - 12:20am Oct 21, 2002 EST (# 5101 of 5113)
Earth vs <^> <^> <^>

As an example, this bit of sophistry from lchic 10/19/02 6:52pm.

It's typical of the malarkey that's been clogging this venue.

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