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Richard Lugar Voices Support For Assault Weapons Ban (VIDEO)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on January 18, 2011

With every action there is equal and opposite reaction. If we want to develop arms to kill somebody else, they will develop their arms to kill us or they will capture our arms to kill us. Arms could not be the source of Peace. Loving each other is one and only one way to create Peace in the Globe: http://wor­ldamity.wo­­m/2009/10/­28/kapilav­astu-day-a­s-part-of-­the-world-­peace-move­ment/
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Where Does Nuclear Disarmament Go From Here?

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on January 5, 2011

Signed by President Barack Obama and Russian President Dimitry Medvedev last April, the treaty commits the two nations to cut the number of their deployed strategic (i.e. long-range­) nuclear warheads to 1550 each — a reduction of 30 percent in the number of these weapons of mass destructio­n. By providing for both a cutback in nuclear weapons and an elaborate inspection system to enforce it, New START is the most important nuclear disarmamen­t treaty for a generation­. But they most go furthermor­e with concrete strategy and implementa­tion.
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US Senate Blocks Bill To Assist Immigrant Youth

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on December 19, 2010

By Michael Bowman

The U.S. Senate has blocked a bill that would provide legal residency for the children of illegal immigrants who pursue higher education or perform military service. Saturday’s vote effectively kills the legislation for the remainder of this year, and perhaps for years to come.

It was considered an initial step towards comprehensive immigration reform that would resolve the status of more than 12 million illegal aliens in the United States, some two million of whom arrived as minors.

The Dream Act aimed to benefit foreign-born children brought to the United States by undocumented parents. It would have extended temporary U.S. residency to aliens who were under the age of 16 when they entered the country, have lived in the United States for at least five years, and, having completed high school, enroll in an American college or serve in the U.S. armed forces.

Democratic Senator Richard Durbin of Illinois said those who would have benefited under the Dream Act are Americans in everything but legal paperwork. Read the rest of this entry »

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