Whenever we hear about an Indian or an American or an outsider to America has become a victim to the gun shots of those Americans, our first reaction is, how come in a nation, which is considered to be the most civilized nation has the elements who resort to unmindful gun violence? As an immediate reaction to this, we tend to dwell on various aspects and finally come to a conclusion that stricter handgun control laws and permitting are important to spare lives. But, this is not a solution at all as Americans have a protected right to possess handguns. No official figure exists but there are estimates of about 300 million gun holders in the US, held by about a third of the population. That is nearly enough guns for every man, woman and child in the country (BBC, 2016).What is verifiable is that the quantity of weapon associated deaths in the United States which has the most astonishing proportion of private gun ownership on the earth, is stunning.There were 372 mass shootings in the US … [Read more...] about Indians In America Should Take All Measures For Their Self-Protection. Americans Have A Protected Right To Possess Handguns
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Jill U. Adams, The Washington Post Published 7:56 am PST, Monday, November 12, 2018 Two bits of health news last month left me puzzled. One study said don't bother taking vitamin D for bone health. Another reported that bone-building medications are useful in women with thinning bones but without an osteoporosis diagnosis. That pre-osteoporosis state is called osteopenia. It's when your bone density score shows some bone loss but not enough to be labeled osteoporosis. A bone density scan landed me in that in-between space a couple of years back. Ever since, I've been feeling as if I'm waiting for osteoporosis to be declared and bisphosphonates prescribed. It makes me want to do something to stave off that fateful day. My doctor recommended taking calcium and vitamin D supplements. So, I found the news confusing - and a bit alarming. No to vitamin supplementation; yes to a years-long course of medication? That's the opposite of what I've been doing. Let's pause and … [Read more...] about Getting some hard facts on bone density remedies
“D arshanatsparshanatpanattaha gangati keertanat punatyapunya purushana shatashotha” The holy sight of Ganga river gives knowledge, splendour, name, fame etc. The gravest of sins like Bramhatya (killing of Brahmin) and Gauhatya ( killing of a cow) get absolved by the mere touch of Ganga holy water, reads the above mentioned shloka. India can be categorised as the only country where river is more than a river, more than water, more than a source of life, more than any role that a river plays in anyone’s life. The holy river Ganga is said to have Lord Shiva’s spirits in its core, is devotionally worshipped by the Indians. There is a famous saying that “all the religions had their growth between Ganga and the Euphrates.” In the holy place haridwar, Ganga after escaping from the giant Himalayas partakes of the ancient rituals, receives the blessings and begins her work in earnest, with a renewed devotion, as she enters the plain, from where … [Read more...] about Is Interlinking of Rivers a Violation of International Environmental Law?
Since 2010, Kansas has been litigating the funding of K-12 public education. The Kansas Supreme Court has rendered four decisions repeatedly instructing the state legislature to provide adequate and equitable funding for Kansas public schools. In its latest decision of September 2017, the Supreme Court has given another nine months to the state legislature to fix the funding problems for "after that date we will not allow ourselves to be placed in the position of being complicit actors in the continuing deprivation of a constitutionally adequate and equitable education owed to hundreds of thousands of Kansas school children." For the Kansas Supreme Court, the funding of public education is not a political question that commands respect for legislative preferences but a grave constitutional issue. Article 6 of the Kansas Constitution secures a detailed state commitment to the right to education "for intellectual, educational, vocational and scientific improvement by establishing and … [Read more...] about Kansas Supreme Court Fights for Public Education Funding
just announced its solution to the problem that’s been bugging us all summer: smaller bottles of booze. So, in other words, students can still drink, as long as the bottles are small enough to fit easily inside their backpacks.The school has instituted several policies for their over-21 students:No alcohol is allowed at on-campus parties where undergrads will be presentNo shots of hard liquor are allowed at any party.Students drinking in their dorm rooms may only have bottles of alcohol smaller than 750 mL.I have mixed feelings about Stanford’s new alcohol policy. On one hand, I think any measures taken to limit alcohol consumption on campuses is a good thing. In its official statement, Stanford pointed out: “Most alcohol retailers only sell large-volume containers — 750 mL and above. Only select retailers sell hard alcohol containers smaller in volume than 750 mL. Therefore, the outlet density of establishments that sell hard alcohol around campus will be … [Read more...] about Stanford University’s Answer to Campus Rape: Smaller Bottles of Booze