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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,
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- 04:21pm Nov 13, 2002 EST (#
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Iraq was the progressive pace setter in it's geographical
zone - people must therefore have looked to it for ideas and
leadership - they would expect to again.
Look at the total population around Bagdhad moving out in
concentric zones ... these are market potentials.
Look to the needs of this area.
Move towards processes than deliver provision for this
Work in with all neighbours regardless of their ideology.
- 04:29pm Nov 13, 2002 EST (#
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The Arab world has the UN benchmark report.
Look to truth within that report.
See the need move people through Maslow's pyramid, from
basic provision to self-actualisation.
Don't fall into the traps of rhetoric that is then chanced
on by divents ... to the 'cost' of the entire world.
Look at recent international incidents - their outcomes
have 'cost' the world.
Indonesia is 12 billion dollars down already in foreign
exchange (that could have been used to import process
The 9/11 incident sent up the cost of logistial diffusion
of people, services and goods.
These incidents reduce rather than rise world living
Good leadership would see and know this and caution people
into acting for 'the general GOOD' of the world, regional and
Were the oil to flow again from repaired wells and
pipelines then Iraq could soon become a place and people to be
respected and admired - providing farseeing policies were
implemented by the leadership.
It has the edge on Iran. The Iranian people want to move
forward but are shackled by the greed and intrigue of ruling
clerics who may have their own rather than the people's
interest at heart.
- 04:30pm Nov 13, 2002 EST (#
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Showalter - could you put in the links for
- 05:08pm Nov 13, 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.
There are basic human needs. Basic patterns that all human
organizations that work have to conform to at least
adequately. The rules and needs have to be satisfied
together - and in ways that fit together .
Otherwise, systems formed are both unsatisfactory and
All human beings have basic needs - and Maslow's list seems
to me to be a very good one in essential ways.
The first four levels are the most basic - and these needs
apply to individuals and groups:
1) Physiological needs - the basic life
sustaining functions have to be satisfied
2) Safety - - people need to be safe most of
3) Belonginess and Love
These four primal needs are essential, but for these basics
to be satisified in situations of real human complexity - the
following needs are also important, because we must act and
feel as human beings:
5) The need to understand
6) The need for beauty, broadly defined
7) The need to feel fulfilled or justified
as a whole person
8) The need to help others be human in the
senses that matter
Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs by William G. Huitt http://chiron.valdosta.edu/whuitt/col/regsys/maslow.html
I think Huitt's image is well worth remembering.
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