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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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- 04:42am Nov 13, 2002 EST (#
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By the way, rshow, you should rethink your projected
$20->$50 EMP grenades. Such devices will depend upon future
advances in exotic, high mechanical strength conductors.
Induction, and its prerequisites, is a mathematical
reality...not easily amenable to Star Trek fantasies.
The reasons why the FCG is thought to be encased in large
free-fall munitions has to do with such factors as how to
balance coil winding spacing against the progression of the
blast front of chemical explosives within the "bomb" casing.
Tradeoffs in the theoretical induction of a given coil must be
weighed against the near instantaneous survivability of such a
coil to deliver a significant pulse before it self-destructs.
This isn't a low-tech manufacturing proposition like pouring
gunpowder into a pipe-bomb. The inductive time constants
involved in delivering a devastating RF pulse
Rshow...you really must avail yourself of even Schwartau's
emotional projections to get a sense of what's involved. The
Laws of Nature are quite immutable...though parametrically
- 05:00am Nov 13, 2002 EST (#
5698 of 5709)
"They've adapted their tactics," he says, "and
we've got to adapt ours." In particular, Myers argues,
"intelligence flow has to be a lot more exquisite than it's
Environments are subject to continual change and
The same within nations.
Certain types of leaders fit well with 'entities' at varied
stages of development.
As change occurs the leader must adjust to it - if not the
gap between people-needs and leadership choices and decisions
With companies the Chief Commanding Officer (CEO) is
changed as the company runs through varied phases.
[Horses for Courses : We say when we want to get across the message that
each person or thing is being employed for the purpose for
which it is best suited.] With nations the voters vote in
Totalitarian regimes work for the in-group with power, and
may forget 'the people' their true constituents.
mis-match and gap widen over time.
- 05:17am Nov 13, 2002 EST (#
5699 of 5709)
There's no such thing as 'security' ...
It's a 'social contract' between peoples and groups wishing
to cooperate for the general good.
The weird thing about a 'war' mentality is that it looks to
subjucation rather than people 'opting for' a philosphy that
delivers for society.
Any reason why 'exit' polls weren't used at the last
elections - USA.
The exit polls are a reference as to how the vote is going.
Say the exit polls indicated a swing or trend in the voting
--- that later did not show via the count --- then there could
be questions regarding tampering with the ballet boxes.
- 05:27am Nov 13, 2002 EST (#
5700 of 5709)
Iraq - Iran
Didn't these both run together at one time ... what are the
- 05:58am Nov 13, 2002 EST (#
5701 of 5709)
What do you mean?
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