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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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- 10:45am Oct 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.
While I'm adressing them, I hope some people click the
links gisterme has gisterme
10/27/02 12:54am , to see what is under discussion.
I never said that checking was easy. I did say that
the costs of checking are often hundreds, thousands, and even
millions of times less than the costs of not
checking. Where those costs involve both money, and human
agony - often the agony of innocent people.
Sometimes, and I think this is such a time - the cost of
checking, though it might take many hours - would save many
human lives per hour.
One thing one can check is the amount of effort - and the
amount of connected crossreferencing, that this thread and
associated threads on the Guardian show. If a staff person was
interested, she might read from
in Psychwarfare, Casablanca . . . and terror and others
might tak particular interest in a "technical problem" of
mine, that had much to do with my relationship with Casey, and
the ongoing efforts I've made here.
Recalling efforts by many high status people in 2000 -
efforts that have gone before, and reasons our NYT- MD thread
effort was undertaken - concentrating on a new approach: http://talk.guardian.co.uk/WebX?14@@.ee7a163/350
After an old posting of mine on the Guardian treads was
deleted, I reposted a briefing I gave for this thread's "Putin
stand-in" - almarst - - that I believe staffed
organizations could read with profit now. It dealt with
problems that Casey cared a lot about - that Reagan cared a
lot about (Reagan wanted to get rid of the thread of nukes -
and wanted that badly). Issues that I discussed at length with
Steve Kline. And discusses some key things about what it is to
establish facts and relations, in workable human terms, and
why it matters.
Here is that reposting, in Mankind's Inhumanity to Man -
as natural as human goodness? : #341-356 http://talk.guardian.co.uk/WebX?14@@.ee7b085/383
The authors of books cited in #355-356 http://talk.guardian.co.uk/WebX?14@@.ee7b085/398
would be good people to consult, on the question of how how
real people can find truth, in the many linked ways
people have to look for it - - and they'd know a good deal
about what facts were - and how facts stand, no matter
how one character or another may feel about them.
I also reposted some work from this thread last year, on
facing up to the past in #357-367 http://talk.guardian.co.uk/WebXfirstname.lastname@example.orgCv940.1@.ee7b085/401
I'll be responding to postings #5280-3 by gisterme
in more specific detail. People might want to click those
three postings, and look at what they say, how they say what
they say, and what they link to. 5280 gisterme
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