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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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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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Christine O’Donnell Threatens To Sue Radio Station WDEL For Posting Interview

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on October 28, 2010

Is this the super democracy?
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Gulf oil spill: BP faces $34bn in fines as Senate smashes estimates

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on June 14, 2010


Deepwater Horizon disaster costs for clean up and damages had been previously estimated at closer to $5bn.

BP is facing a bill of up to $34bn from the Gulf of Mexico disaster after US senators demanded the oil company

Barack Obama is due to meet Tony Hayward, chief executive of BP, and other directors of the company at the White House. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

deposited $20bn into a ring-fenced account to meet escalating compensation costs.

The sum dwarfs many analysts’ previous estimates, shared by BP, that put the cost of the clean-up effort and payment of damages to affected communities, such as fishermen, closer to a total of $5bn.

Shares in BP nose-dived by more than 9% today as investors took fright at the demand by the 54 Democratic senators, who represent a majority in the US upper house. The company is now worth almost half what it was before the accident of just under two months ago.

BP already faces up to $14bn in civil penalties, payable under US environmental law, assuming the leak is plugged in August. These punitive damages are directly linked to the size of the spill – already estimated at being up to eight times worse than the Exxon Valdez disaster in 1989 – with BP liable for up to $4,300 for each barrel-worth spilt. Read the rest of this entry »

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