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Thomas Paine

To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

17 January -Blogs I`m Following

English: Emblem of the 26th Air Defense Missil...Image via Wikipedia
Boeing CIM-10 Bomarc USAFImage via Wikipedia
English: BOMARC A CIM-10A Surface-to-Air Missi...Image via Wikipedia
Tim Berners-Lee: The World Wide Web - Opportun...Image by Fräulein Schiller via Flickr
Why does the US want to build missile defense, given that it is unlikely to work? Why are Russians upset, given that it is unlikely to work?
If one is preparing a defense, it is a good thing to consider what one is defending against. That issue has been muddled in the current standoff about missile defense systems in central Europe. The Americans claim it is Iran; the Russians think otherwise. 

( `Muddled` ! Comparison from a different time - after the Avro Arrow affair and decommisioning of the Canadian aircraft carrier Bonaventure  -shortly after a complete refit - and the retiring of hydrofoil equipped destroyer experiments at Bras dÒr Lakes in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada where Alexander GrahamBell performed experiments
  1. Designed to protect North America from potential Soviet bomber threats, the USAF Bomarc was the first long-range surface-to-air missile defense system.
    www.rocket.aero/bomarc.html -

    Bomarc Missile Crisis - The Canadian Encyclopedia

    ... antiaircraft missile. This controversial defence decision was one of ... two squadrons of the American Bomarc missile caused a crisis in Canadian ...

    Boeing CIM-10A "BOMARC" 

    WMD around the world ( yep. Like SAC missions, it carried a nuke )

    La Nina 'may abet' flu pandemics

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