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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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rshow55 - 11:30am Nov 4, 2002 EST (# 5446 of 5447) 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.

I'm glad to see the boards back up!

I made these postings this morning.

Psychwarfare, Casablanca -- and terror #349-350 starts:

One could look at

Oct 30: 5380-81 rshow55 10/30/02 11:34am
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Nov 1: 5442 lchic 11/1/02 2:06pm
and think that the MD forum might be being influential in the discourse about Iraq at the United Nations. I hope so - and think that, at the least, lchic and I have succeeded in setting out some arguments congruent with some useful discussions going on at the UN.

#349-350 continues to discuss gisterme's postings, quoting from the very first of them on May 2, 2001 - the first of more than 700 often very thoughtful and always authoritative postings.

It also includes this:

"The mid-term elections in the United States are important, and the way campaigns have been fought is important - there's been a deliberate, and at times astounding, avoidance of fundamentals. Over the years, progress in the "political technology" of the United States has reduced the level of discourse, and to some degree, degraded the American electorate.

. Bush 2000 Adviser Offered To Use Clout to Help Enron by Joe Stephens .

. In Virginia, Young Conservatives Learn How to Develop and Use Their Political Voices by Blaine Harden

There were other articles that bear looking at as we wait for the election, including

. Elder Bush in Big G.O.P. Cast Toiling for Top Equity Firm by LESLIE WAYNE

and many fine ones by Paul Krugman, #275 .

I also posted this #1496 in God is the Projection of Mans Unrealised Potential - Discuss

rshow55 - 11:31am Nov 4, 2002 EST (# 5447 of 5447) 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.

I was heartened when I read

. North Korea Says Nuclear Program Can Be Negotiated by PHILIP SHENON

The Bush administration is rejecting those offers, as it has many others - and in many ways, the administration stands, consistently, against communication patterns that can actually work for nations made up, as all nations are, of human beings.

. White House Rejects North Korean Offer for Talks by PHILIP SHENON

The United States has limited power - and other nations are getting organized to the point where they may even solve some problems without the US. Although terrible things could easily happen, there is reason to hope that, with hard work, the horrors, risks and costs associated with the situations in Korea and Iraq can be gracefully and greatly reduced. Perhaps with the United States taking a leading part. But in some other cases, perhaps with the United States serving as a clear example of what reasonable conduct is not - what stances a peaceful world needs to learn to avoid - if communication and cooperation are to be achieved, rather than closed off.

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