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    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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lunarchick - 08:31am Nov 14, 2002 EST (# 5756 of 5777)

Iraq history 2001 & US Policy Colin Powell

lunarchick - 08:34am Nov 14, 2002 EST (# 5757 of 5777)

Iraq - Saddam walks through those pearly gates

Signing the Arms Inspections agreement

has heralded-in the potential for a NEW ERA for Iraq

An era of IDEAS!

rshow55 - 08:36am Nov 14, 2002 EST (# 5758 of 5777) 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.

lunarchick 11/14/02 8:28am

That was what I was told to do and trained to do.

Look, the logic was simple. I was a very bright kid, with a long attention span, and a few special capacities - - cracking problems that dazzled people from time to time -- my job was to work on problems that people wanted solved - at the levels where they couldn't solve them.

The understanding was that I was to solve the problem - tell them about it - so that they could handle it - - and go on to the next problem.

With a little good faith on the part of the Federal government - I think it could work very well.

I'm not telling people what to do - they have too many details under their control I don't know about - but I am telling them things that I'm quite sure they don't know - and ought to be able to use.

The AEA organization was set up to solve the biggest problem US business had - just as an example.

I went after some math problems.

And I worried about end games.

Being old, and sot in my ways - I'm not sure what I can do, but try to make use of my training - and the things I've worked on all my life.

I'd like a chance to function. And eat better.

lunarchick - 08:37am Nov 14, 2002 EST (# 5759 of 5777)

Iraq - history - 2001

A 'New' Iraq Policy: What About International Law and Compassion?
By Hans von Sponeck and Denis Halliday

rshow55 - 08:39am Nov 14, 2002 EST (# 5760 of 5777) 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.

What about it !

Getting there will take work, and thought - and some of the processes worked out on this thread could help.

lunarchick - 08:44am Nov 14, 2002 EST (# 5761 of 5777)

""If there is an honest concern for the welfare of the Iraqi people, then there must also be a sense of urgency in finding a humane way out of the present political cul-de-sac. Let not hate but sympathy for a human catastrophe be the guide for the next steps.

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