New York Times Readers Opinions
The New York Times
Job Market
Real Estate
New York Region
NYT Front Page
Readers' Opinions

Dining & Wine
Home & Garden
Fashion & Style
New York Today
Week in Review
Learning Network
Book a Trip
Theater Tickets
Premium Products
NYT Store
NYT Mobile
E-Cards & More
About NYTDigital
Jobs at NYTDigital
Online Media Kit
Our Advertisers
Your Profile
E-Mail Preferences
News Tracker
Premium Account
Site Help
Privacy Policy
Home Delivery
Customer Service
Electronic Edition
Media Kit
Community Affairs
Text Version
TipsGo to Advanced Search
Search Options divide
go to Member Center Log Out

 [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?

Read Debates, a new Web-only feature culled from Readers' Opinions, published every Thursday.

Earliest Messages Previous Messages Recent Messages Outline (5336 previous messages)

lchic - 08:54am Oct 28, 2002 EST (# 5337 of 5355)
~~~~ It got understood and exposed ~~~~

I, said the Sparrow,

with my bow and arrow

Simple - it's that simple - to get to truth.

In the case of getting to the truth wrt who killed Kennedy - then

All known information

Additional information

Validation of it

has all to be sorted ... what fits where ... what doesn't fit and should be jettisoned

In 1963 - there wasn't the assistance of a computer database - everything was longhand

Something got missed

So who killed KENNEDY - why doesn't America find out - who killed him and WHAT was in it for them?

All the birds of the air

fell a-sighing and a-sobbing,

when they heard the bell toll

for ___________________________ RIP 1963

lchic - 09:00am Oct 28, 2002 EST (# 5338 of 5355)
~~~~ It got understood and exposed ~~~~

LOOK at the KING !!!!
LOOK at the KING !!!!
LOOK at the KING !!!!

The small boy in the MOSCOW theatre saw the naked terror of a man being beaten by those holding hostages in the MoscowTheatre and HAD TO SPEAK OUT!

The boy checked them - wanting the violence to STOP!!

His action precipitated the end of the seige.

lchic - 09:03am Oct 28, 2002 EST (# 5339 of 5355)
~~~~ It got understood and exposed ~~~~

The child had a VALUE SYSTEM - the child knew adults were acting badly!

lchic - 09:13am Oct 28, 2002 EST (# 5340 of 5355)
~~~~ It got understood and exposed ~~~~

Cutting communication

Isolating parties

Preventing people from 'sharing space'

From sharing and advancing ideas

are Nazi tools of trade!

lchic - 09:31am Oct 28, 2002 EST (# 5341 of 5355)
~~~~ It got understood and exposed ~~~~

The world is techologically more able to communicate (over past few years bandwith has expanded and costs lowered).

To get to truth a national 'gut wave' is required that demands answers of those in high places.

If they don't know the answer - or have many, then it should be required that the best/truest answers be got.

rshow55 - 09:42am Oct 28, 2002 EST (# 5342 of 5355) Delete Message
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.

Kalter, who doesn't always agree with me, linked to 5238 rshow55 10/26/02 9:58am which includes this:

"Seems to me that the world is closer than before to getting some key problems solved.

. .

"Maybe the horrors of war are getting more restrained - the incidence is less than might be expected from past experience - - maybe things are getting better?

"Ugly and bloody as things are, it looks that way to me.

If the world could only find ways to do some things more gracefully - - so that they could end reasonably - - this would be a very hopeful time.

We'd have to get somewhat better at treating each other as human beings. But progress is being made. With some effort we might have a far safer, warmer, more prosperous world. It would be good politics for the leaders who helped achieve that. There would be embarrassments - - but nothing anybody would have to face would be any more wrenching than Saddam's decision to empty his prisons

If people in the security council, together, can come to arrangements that really make sense - - and ask that some fictions get cleared away - - that would be great progress - - and would avoid great tragedies.

More Messages Recent Messages (13 following messages)

 Read Subscriptions  Subscribe  Search  Post Message
 Your Preferences

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

Home | Back to Readers' Opinions Back to Top

Copyright 2002 The New York Times Company | Privacy Policy | Contact Us