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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 - 10:35pm Nov 18, 2002 EST (# 5951 of 5960)

Showalter - pleased to hear 'The Poster' say he's nominating you for the Nobel!?

Wonder if the CIA would then send you 'that letter' - that would make you jump 20foot into the air - forget f=ma ... as did the Ffffff

almarst2002 - 10:47pm Nov 18, 2002 EST (# 5952 of 5960)

On UN Resolutions.

It is quite obvious to the rest of the World outside the US that those resolutions are not quite impartial and honest. Giving the extream pressure applied by US using its financial and military mights. It controls the OIL supply for Europe and Japan. It controls IMF and WB funds. And it openly stated that unless accepted, the US will act along leaving the rest of the nations out of the loop. It used to be called the BLACKMAIL. Now it is called the UNANIMOUS DECISION.

And I don't even raise the fact that the Security Consule represents a tiny minority of the World's population. Not to mention the Permanent Members of. This is as far from so charished DEMOCRACY as one can imagine.

On "No Fligh Zones" to be used as a reason for war.

Those where never explicitly approved by UN. And, in fact, are going stright against the Charter and International Law.

But, being a self-appointed SHERIF, JUDGE and EXECUTER and having the greatest GUN in a village, why to care about LAW?

In my hamble view, it will be a very hard for US to convince most of the World that its real intentions are well being of the ME region and its population rather then Control the World OIL supply including the only major independent provider for the Europe which Iraq used to be.

mazza9 - 10:50pm Nov 18, 2002 EST (# 5953 of 5960)
"Quae cum ita sunt" Caesar's Gallic Commentaries

Loonie chick. Can't you read? I might nominate Robert for the Darwin award. I did not say or imply that I would nominate him for anything in that post. Isn't it amazing. You and Robert are just like those losers in the cave allegory. You see what you want to see in the shadows on the wall. Your reality is as fleeting and etherial as those shadows. Getta life!

almarst2002 - 10:55pm Nov 18, 2002 EST (# 5954 of 5960)


I wonder what are you doing here among us - a bunch of crazy fools?

You don't believe we would start to "behave rationaly" do you?

kalter.rauch - 05:55am Nov 19, 2002 EST (# 5955 of 5960)
Earth vs <^> <^> <^>

rshow55 11/18/02 7:46am

Soooooo......the Demon is IN The Details?!?!?

Well, you're right about THAT!!!

Look, Rshow...this is why I keep pressing you on the subject. Yes, I know most peoples' eyes glaze over when it comes to electronics, and that, therefore, it isn't necessary to buttress an argument with impressive but ultimately meaningless equations (given a selected audience).

The point is that Understanding leads to Conviction and The Will to crush ALL obstacles in the Path to Success!!! Nikola Tesla's Vision blazed a Trail a century ago which WE still follow. The timid may quibble and quail from his "idiosyncracies" to their detriment. "Others", in the meantime(over a period of many decades) have picked up His Baton (rudely and pragmatically knocked from his fingers by JP Morgan) and are on the verge of delivering a Shield. I can't say very much about HAARP and its promise here, but suffice it to say that (as I feebly understand it) RF standing waves can create "plaques" in the "upper" atmosphere of dense "regions" of charged particles such that incoming warheads will, in effect, run into a brick wall.

Treat the previous with derision if you will...I don't care...there's nothing I've said which may incriminate's "in the record".

Shut up, Lunarchick, and screw J. Edgar He's dead and you don't matter!!!

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