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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 - 12:43pm Oct 31, 2002 EST (# 5411 of 5419)
~~~~ It got understood and exposed ~~~~


    'The Poster' uses various monikers ....
    Looking below the Labels .....
    Maybe he works for the CIA -

    Maybe he works for the BushAdmin

    His philosophy maybe Nihilism

    He sees his task as 'muddying the waters'
    Tries to ensure that nothing gets to closure
    Puts forward, maybe, the odd question on behalf of 'The Shadow'
    Maybe paid a retainer to work for them
    Maybe he does/doesn't understand basics of science
    Maybe he's re-writing TheBookofEtiquette
    Maybe he has a role and function on MD thread
    Maybe his HOBgoblin outbursts are to be ignored
The Reader'sOpinion|Science|MD thread is a worldwide open forum ... open to all who wish to post .... there are SixBillion folks out there many with access - if they want to post here - they can

lchic - 12:57pm Oct 31, 2002 EST (# 5412 of 5419)
~~~~ It got understood and exposed ~~~~


Showalter's role here (which I support) maybe to

    offer tools for those implementing strategic policy that re-align thinking towards an improved environment for humanity
    and limit unnecessary wastage of human life
    and show how known technologies can give those in lowest world-geographic income zones improved outcomes
    and how the world's major unmet problems can be addressed to give a safer world
That HALF the USA Federal budget goes towards military expenditure (some dangerous missiles) is a problem to think on

Were this resource to move from fight to 'life' then that investment could resourse a clean-up of major environmental problems

The world could start to 'function' not 'fight' and living in peace folks everywhere could optimise their life chances at each point within the Maslow model

The 'stopper' that prohibits progress may relate to the pulls, commisions and underTheTable dealings that can be had via the utilisation of the non-too-closely audited 50% of USA Federal expenditure

lchic - 01:03pm Oct 31, 2002 EST (# 5413 of 5419)
~~~~ It got understood and exposed ~~~~

HALF a BILLION DOLLARS per USA Parliamentarian goes to 'Defense'

How closely do they audit and monitor that allocation

If the top 1% avoid taxes

Then the lower income earners deliver
As in, sweat, to make tax payments

COULD their contributions be used for causes, more important to USA and World society, than 'killing' and maiming with impunity!

manjumicha - 01:16pm Oct 31, 2002 EST (# 5414 of 5419)


Sorry i lost you on that "The Poster" deal...who were you referring to?

I am not really good at reading between the lines so I would appreciate it if you try to explain things in a bit more straight-forward manner.

lchic - 01:28pm Oct 31, 2002 EST (# 5415 of 5419)
~~~~ It got understood and exposed ~~~~

'The poster' is Johnson using the monikers that aren't yours, mine, or Bobs, or commondata, or Gisterme - his co-poster.

'The poster' (is funded) & displays a consistent 'attitude' .... offers little that's constructive .... and continually puts Showalter and myself 'down' as a matter of course

Click button for outline of thread and run down the list of monikers ... Johnston's include mazza, wrcooper, kalteranch with space ships, bbbuck ... etc

Sometimes these 'talk' amongst themselves to supposedly 'verify' each other

Working on this thread and others one tries to follow the developing, growing-out-of-board, themes that move it along in a useful direction

lchic - 01:32pm Oct 31, 2002 EST (# 5416 of 5419)
~~~~ It got understood and exposed ~~~~

lchic starts with l not 'i'

moniker ---- lchic ---- Elle Chic


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