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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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mazza9 - 08:48pm Nov 18, 2002 EST (# 5948 of 5949)
"Quae cum ita sunt" Caesar's Gallic Commentaries

Kalter: I apologize for the lack of a SARCASM alert when referring to Robert.

Of course, he is a pompous ignorameous who fashions his machinations on this and other web sites as "work". I suspect he has already ordered his tuxedo for the Nobel Peace Prize ceremonies. After all, he does claim credit for the foreign policy achievements of the US at the UN! Maybe he channels with dead Secy of State as well as Dead CIA chieftans. Maybe he was the boy in Dead Poet's Society who.....No that was a Beautiful Mind....Did he miss his Academy Award!

I suppose that he and that Looniechick will winter at Gstadd with some of the prize money and then he'll erect a statue to himself to rival the monumental minutae that he's erected here!

You know, I missed a day of posting because my daughter was working on a paper for English Lit. 60 posts and not a bit of sense in any of them! I must congratulate the NY Times for their generosity in providing Robert with his own soapbox with which to pummel the world with his inane, (or is that insane?), opinions. The traditional characture of the crack pot on the soapbox has evolved with the Internet.

Say, there was a post at another site about a Roswell film that was produced for the Scifi channel. "New" evidence has been unearthed! Maybe it wasn't one of those CIA balloons!

I promise to make my sarcastic remarks more obvious since they just fly over Robert's head, (making a sliding motion with hand from front to rear and saying frrrttt!)

rshow55 - 09:09pm Nov 18, 2002 EST (# 5949 of 5949) 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.

Just asking some obvious questions. The sort of questions anybody can ask. It seems to me that if leaders of nation states, or their staffs, considered the obvious questions - that would be useful. They might come to some obvious answers.

5912 rshow55 11/18/02 11:49am

What are we fighting about ( exactly ) ?

is one obvious question - that might be worth such discussion. There are some things worth fighting for - but if they were better defined - there might also be ways around the fighting, as well.

MD1999 rshow55 5/4/02 9:39am

Could it be that if nations asked what is international law, exactly - people might come up with a system of international law that would be workable?

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