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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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gisterme - 06:20am Oct 23, 2002 EST (# 5142 of 5174)

lchic 10/23/02 5:52am

" they are paid from the public purse to monitor, read and watch for every post put up by Showalter..."

Bwah Ha Ha hahahaha hohoho he heee...!!!

Thanks for the laugh, lchic!

Just think, if it weren't for the mean ol' US govenment, Robert Showalter would be the super star he deserves to be!!! Hee Hee.

"....... can't get themselves sufficiently together to drop Showalter that note in writing that frees him to move on, and lay out his important contributions to society."

Robert's got no important contributions to make to society, darlin'. He attempts to mask that fact by blaming others for his lack of accomplishment or even constructive suggestion. It seems to me that he just has a bit more ego than he can live up he just fabricates whoppers: "If only this...or of only not that... then I'd be able to do something".

Right. That's what every wannabe says. There's always some reason that's somebody else's fault that prevents such "men of destiny" from ever accomplishing anything tangible.

Folks like Robert try to convince the feeble-minded that there's some conspiracy against them that's the cause for their lack of accomplishment. Robert's undoubtedly a legend in his own mind; but, almost nobody besides you seems very impressed.

I think Robert plays your paranoia like a fiddle, lchic.

commondata - 07:05am Oct 23, 2002 EST (# 5143 of 5174)

gisterme 10/23/02 1:22am

[world LAW body] Sounds great. But what's to prevent such a body from becoming a monster in itself? Both Hitler and Stalin had the power to stop chaos and did so within their realms prior to WWII. Only problem was that the order so imposed in those places was worse than the chaos. Hmmm.

The Statute outlining the creation of the court was adopted at an international conference in Rome on July 17, 1998. After 5 weeks of intense negotiations, 120 countries voted to adopt the treaty. Only seven countries voted against it (including China, Israel, Iraq, and the United States) and 21 abstained. Look at the gang you're in Gisterme and read about the US attempts to undermine the ICC here.

Hitler and Stalin were dictators; the ICC treaty contains a detailed list of the rights that any accused person shall enjoy, including the presumption of innocence, the right to counsel, to present evidence, the right to remain silent, and the right to have charges proved beyond a reasonable doubt.

Your follow up posts contain accusations of lying and idealism, lying and paranoia, viral paranoia, insanity and frustration, unintelligence and alien conspiracy

I particlarly enjoyed " unless it agrees completely with your idealistic imagninations, you assume that it must be untruth. ". When I told you about the Iraqi death toll figures provided by the UN your intelligent and carefully considered response was "you lying communist". That seems to come about as close to a definition of hypocrisy as you're going to get. Do you have anything to contribute at all, or like bbbuck and Mazza, just have overactive neurons?

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