Category Archives: Space

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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How Big is the Military Industrial Complex? Why does the U.S. spend 50% of all worldwide military expenditures?

The Congress is concerned about our deficit. The United States spends close to 50% of the entire world’s military expenditures. Why do we need to spend 7 times more than China and 13 times more than Russia on military issues? The U.S. spends more on military expenditures than the next 14 ranked countries combined according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). Is this excessive? Continue reading

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Time to Pass the New START Treaty in December 2010

According to former Republican arms control negotiator Richard Burt, Republicans may be stalling on passage of the New START because they have never passed an arms control treaty under a Democratic Congress and/or a Democratic President. It has nothing to do with the merits of the Treaty and it’s all about partisan politics. Burt and 5 former Republican Secretaries of State urge passage of the New START Treaty for the sake of improved national security. Continue reading

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Senator Lugar Urges Republicans and Democrats to Do Their Duty and Pass the New START Treaty Now

Elder Statesman, Senator Lugar, Stands up to Republican Leadership on the New START Treaty and calls for Immediate Passage of the Treaty before 2011 On Wednesday, 11/17/2010, Senator Lugar at a press conference with Senator Kerry and Secretary of State … Continue reading

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Time to Ratify the Historic START Treaty in 2010

Time to ratify the historic START Treaty in 2010. Military experts and cold war warriors like Henry Kissinger, Sam Nunn, William Perry and George Shultz agree the U.S. and the world will be safer without the threat of nuclear weapons. It is up to the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee to move the treaty out of committee to a full vote in the Senate. Passage of the START Treaty should gain bipartisan support. Will Senator Lugar be able to convince his colleagues of the importance and necessity of passing the START Treaty? Many nuclear and non-nuclear nations are hoping that the U.S. will quickly ratify this treaty. Continue reading

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President Obama Hosts Historic Nuclear Security Summit

President Obama hosts historic Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, D.C. The original song by Jonathan Mann: How to Stop the Nuclear Menace is a nice theme song for the conference. Continue reading

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President Obama Signs Historic Nuclear Disarmament Treaty with Russia

President Obama signed an historic nuclear disarmament treaty in Prague with President Medvedev that will cut nuclear arsenals of both countries by one-third. President Obama said today, April 8, 2010 at the Treaty signing: “The key is for the United … Continue reading

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Happy Healthy New Year to Everyone!!!

Kitty Reporter’s WISH LIST FOR 2010 It is New Year’s Day 2010. My MEAOW wishes for a fantastic year are: All countries in the world learn to work together to create peace, especially in the Middle East We solve the … Continue reading

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