Category Archives: human security

Letter to Speaker Boehner and Congress about the Sequester & March 1, 2013

Dear Speaker Boehner and Congress: What are your goals as Speaker of the House? No matter what talking points you use or grandstanding you use to try and justify possibly letting the Sequester happen, what do you think people will … Continue reading

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U.S. Spends $60 Billion/Year on Nuclear Arsenal

According to a recent article by David Krieger of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation entitled, “The High Costs of Nuclear Arsenals,” U.S. expenditures on nuclear weapons from 1970 to 2005 cost $7.5 trillion. Kreiger said, “Today the figure is approaching … Continue reading

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Ellen Tauscher Urges U.S. Senate to Ratify the CTBT

Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security of the U.S., Ellen Tauscher, explained the benefits of the U.S. ratification of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty at a recent arms control conference in New York. Continue reading

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Boehner talks about being “Serious” about Budget Plan but is he playing Edward’s Game?

Boehner walks out on Budget Talks Today…Here’s what is really going on: Can Boehner and the people he claims he represents get beyond party politics? Negotiation 101: In an optimal negotiation both sides listen to each other’s point of view … Continue reading

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The Gang of Six Proposal Cuts Medicare, Social Security & Medicaid

Devil is in the Details While the bipartisan effort of the 3 democrats and 3 republicans making up the Gang of Six is a great start, what does it mean? According to Senator Bernie Sanders, (VT), the draft outline of … Continue reading

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The Debt Ceiling has been Raised 102 times since 1917

What will bring Congress together for the American people instead of political grandstanding? So, why are many Republicans, including Eric Cantor, deciding now is the time to put the entire U.S. economy in jeopardy, especially since we are still pulling out … Continue reading

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How to save $100 billion per year (via IPPNW peace and health blog)

The International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War offer a way to save $100 billion per year. It is time to cut spending on nuclear weapons development. Nuclear weapons should be outlawed. Bruce Blair of Global Zero has just … Continue reading

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Down the Rabbit Hole. Does the Dept. of Defense Know Where their Money Goes?

Possible Gold Mine of Untracked Money in DOD The accounting practices of the Department of Defense are so ridiculous that it should be a Saturday Night Live Skit.  This assessment comes from the DOD’s own Inspector General! Here are some … Continue reading

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Something Smells at Fox News Politics Twitter Fiasco

Fox News Politics Claims Twitter Feed Hacked Fox News claims its Fox News Politics twitter feed was hacked into on July 4, 2011 with a malicious series of tweets masquerading as the real FoxNewsPolitics and spewing false rumors about President … Continue reading

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Senator Sanders Exposes the Well-Funded Koch Echo Chamber

Senator Bernie Sanders Exposes the Koch Brothers PR Campaign to Attempt to Raise Age of Social Security to 70 Years Old! Why are the Koch Brothers so determined to use think tanks, the media and public officials to force their … Continue reading

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