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And 'the beautiful game' welcomes you! The youth league in our town has 1700 kids and

growing strong. I volunteer coached for over ten years and loved (almost) every hour of it. It really is a terrific sport for kids because it requires teamwork, because it's basically simple, but loaded with complexity, because it's great exercise (one of the U.S. players ran TEN miles in ONE game at the World Cup), because it doesn't cost more then the price of a ball, because the rest of the world plays it, you will learn about other cultures, because, because, because, so many more reasons...

Sure, basketball, and some other sports have those qualities too, but right now, during World Cup, it's futbol!

Posted by FailureToCommunicate | Thu Jul 10, 2014, 09:47 PM (0 replies)

Much progress HAS been made. In 1991, under Bush I, the Nunn-Lugar threat reduction bill...

(Senator Nunn and Senator Richard Lugar) initiated a modest, bipartisan, $400-million-a-year program of investment in securing Russian nuclear weapons and materials.

As of this report from 2011, nearly 92% of 'loose nuke' material and sites had been secured:

more here:

"The Obama administration brought additional attention to this issue, pledging to secure all vulnerable nuclear weapons materials by 2014 and convening a high-level global nuclear security summits in 2010 and 2012. The 2010 summit yielded tangible results, with Ukraine announcing that it would get rid of all its Soviet-era highly enriched uranium, and five other countries stating intentions to convert their research reactors to run on low-enriched uranium, which is less dangerous. The next global nuclear security summit is planned for 2014 and will take place in the Netherlands."

Pres. Reagan projected a outward bluster of tough stands, and greatly re-ignighted the Cold war and nuke insecurity. He had nothing to do with ending the Cold War for which many falsely give him credit.
Posted by FailureToCommunicate | Thu Jul 10, 2014, 02:26 PM (0 replies)
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