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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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- 08:04am Nov 20, 2002 EST (#
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Lebanese economy needs its women Conference highlights
benefits of working together Tania Tavoukjian Special to The
Although women have continued to join the workforce at
an unprecedented rate here, both sexes must work together to
improve the Lebanese economy, according to participants taking
part in a Wednesday conference organized by business
organization CONFEX. “The aim of this conference is to
encourage women to play their role in order to make the
economy better,” .... http://www.dailystar.com.lb/business/10_10_02_b.htm
- 08:06am Nov 20, 2002 EST (#
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ADDRESS BY HER MAJESTY QUEEN NOOR TO THE
MIDDLE EAST CONSULTANT'S CONFERENCE
'GOING INTERNATIONAL: CAREER WOMEN AND BUSINESS.
- 02:11pm Nov 20, 2002 EST (#
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- 06:42pm Nov 20, 2002 EST (#
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And here is the really scarry one:
Young Americans flunk geography, Can't Find Iraq... - http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A16040-2002Nov20.html
Finally - The war as a geography learning tool...
May be after all, there is somthing in mazza's proposition
for the space-based university as the best of all places to
learn geography by watching the Earth from above.
Particularely when some obscure places like Afganistan, Iraq
or Serbia are highlighted by the bombs.
- 06:46pm Nov 20, 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.
Realistically , I wonder how anyone, even Saddam,
can complain about Bush's leadership reported here:
Bush Says U.S. Ready to Disarm Iraq, but Calls War Last
Resort By TERENCE NEILAN http://www.nytimes.com/2002/11/20/international/20CND-BUSH.html
US efforts to ask for combat help form many nations
soon seems sensible to me - for a number of reasons -
not least that it will mean that discussions of the question
"what are we fighting about?" will be widely -
carefully discussed. With many nations, with many connections,
able to help find clarity - and able and motivated to reduce
real reasons for fighting.
Key issues of international law are being renegotiated - as
doctrines and facts - now. With necessary exceptions being fit
to more basic rules. It is good to have the discussion
connected to real stakes - and broadly based.
If Iraq really disarms - that would be a great step
forward, as we find ways to make international law work.
That looks more possible - though it may require Saddam to
admit some things that essentially everybody involved already
suspects. And admission that would be easy - and save trouble
and lives - if he had the courage to make it.
If he did - it would be easier to ask for some directness
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