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Out of the Fire 11:11 1/11/11

Out of the fire our future will be written and all who have forgotten or who have been in fear to stand up for what is good and right about us; like ethics, humanity, collective consciousness and the truth that all beings should have the right to pursue Happiness. These people who ignore the responsibility to think in… Terms of the next 7 generations into the future rather than a 24 hour news cycle or a business quarter will have missed the opportunity to suck all the juice out of the fruit of living and being here now! We are at a crossroad and I hope we carefully consider the road not taken!

“And once we have the condition of peace and joy in us, we can afford to be in any situation. Even in the situation of hell, we will be able to contribute our peace and serenity. The most important thing is for each of us to have some freedom in our heart, some stability in our heart, some peace in our heart. Only then will we be able to relieve the suffering around us.”
Thich Nhat Hanh

Dear Mr. President Obama by Joey Lugassy


My good friend Joey Lugassy shared his letter to President Obama and Obama’s response with me… I asked permission to publish here… Joey and I park our hybrids in the same garage! With friends like him I know I am not alone… Thank you Joey for representing!

Much Love,

Arthur

Mr. President and barackobama.com,

I have stood by and with you from the beginning. But please answer this – Why aren’t there 30,000 troupes along the shore making sure that this doesn’t hit beaches and marshland? Why do I see locals with a 5″x 5″ napkin wiping single blades of grass? Why do I see someone with a kitty litter rake trying to rake up oil from the sand?

  • I AM COMPLETELY DISSAPOINTED AND DISILLUSIONED BY OBAMA AND HIS ADMINISTRATION!!!
  • 56 DAYS AND WE’RE STILL TALKING AND LETTING THESE PIG LIARS RUN THINGS IN THE GULF?
  • WHY AREN’T THE BEST ENGINEERS, MARINE CORP AND NAVY TAKING OVER??!!??

You mean you can’t devise a wide vacuum suction to skim the water at 200′ wide? Hell, I KNOW people that can do this!!!

YOU CAN’T HAVE TRACTORS WITH 100′ RAKES???
WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU???

GET TO WORK!!! IT’S ALREADY WAY TOO LATE!!!!!

OUTRAGED!

Joey Lugassy


RESPONSE FROM OBAMA “PEOPLE”

In a message dated 6/14/2010 8:56:43 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time, info@barackobama.com writes:

Joey —

The BP oil spill in the Gulf Coast is the worst environmental disaster of its kind in our nation’s history. I am returning to the region today to review our efforts and meet with families and business owners affected by the catastrophe.

We are working to hold BP accountable for the damage to the lands and the livelihoods of the Gulf Coast, and we are taking strong precautions to make certain a spill like this never happens again.

But our work will not end with this crisis. That’s one of the reasons why last week I invited lawmakers from both parties to join me at the White House to discuss what it will take to move forward on legislation to promote a new economy powered by green jobs, combat climate change, and end our dependence on foreign oil.

Today, we consume more than 20 percent of the world’s oil, but have less than two percent of the world’s oil reserves. Beyond the risks inherent in drilling four miles beneath the surface of the Earth, our dependence on oil means that we will continue to send billions of dollars of our hard-earned wealth to other countries every month — including many in dangerous and unstable regions.

In other words, our continued dependence on fossil fuels will jeopardize our national security. It will smother our planet. And it will continue to put our economy and our environment at risk. We cannot delay any longer, and that is why I am asking for your help.

Please stand with me today in backing clean energy. Adding your name will help Organizing for America create a powerful, public display of support for making this change happen.

The time has come, once and for all, for this nation to fully embrace a new future. That means continuing our unprecedented effort to make everything — from our homes and businesses to our cars and trucks — more energy-efficient. It means rolling back billions of dollars of tax breaks to oil companies so we can prioritize investments in clean energy research and development.

Many businesses support this agenda because shifting to clean energy creates opportunities for entrepreneurship. This is how we will reinvent our economy — and create new companies and new jobs all across the country.

There will be transition costs and a time of adjustment. But if we refuse to heed the warnings from the disaster in the Gulf — we will have missed our best chance to seize the clean-energy future we know America needs to thrive in the years and decades to come.

The House of Representatives has already passed a comprehensive energy and climate bill, and there is currently a plan in the Senate — a plan that was developed with ideas from Democrats and Republicans — that would achieve the same goal. But this is an issue that Washington has long ignored in favor of protecting the status quo.

So I’m asking for your help today to show that the American people are ready for a clean-energy future.

Please add your name to mine:

http://my.barackobama.com/CleanEnergy

Thank you,

President Barack Obama

Dear Mr. President, The Truth Will Set You Free!

Dear Mr. President,

Winston Churchill said, “Truth is incontrovertible. Panic may resent it, ignorance may deride it, malice may distort it, but there it is.”  Please read the following and do the right thing.

As I drove home from work at 3 am this morning coming from a freelance job for which I receive no health care, no pension and no guarantee of future work; I got the following email message from Michael Moore. After reading this reflection of truth, I knew I would forgo sleep for a while longer so I could post his important words to my blog.  His message is the truth and we all need to hear it, especially you President Obama.

Tonight while working this 7pm to 3am shift on the new Paris Hilton show, which I was lucky enough to book and just happy to have a little work after a long time of unemployment, I was listening to a bit of your voice, reading the audio book, Audacity of Hope.  I wish your thoughts from this book were still in your heart and your actions as our leader reflected the following intention of your words that describe the central motivation of why you wanted the job of president, and why we the people gave you that privilege.

I quote :

“The simple idea that we have a stake in one another, and what binds us together is greater than what drives us apart and if enough people believe in the truth of that proposition and act on it, then we might not solve every problem, but we can get something meaningful done.”

Please read Michael’s honest letter and consider his words, as well as, giving him the job he requested you consider him for at 1$ a year.

The Green They Steal, The Greed They Wear …a St. Patrick’s Day lament by Michael Moore

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

Friends,

It was amazing. Every story on the front page of Tuesday’s New York Times told the story of the Age of Greed during which a system known as capitalism is slowly, but surely, killing us:

Insurance company greed: “Millions Spent to Sway Democrats on Health Care”

War profiteers: “Contractors Tied to Effort to Track and Kill Militants”

There’s no profit in repairing our infrastructure: “Repair Costs Daunting as Water Lines Crumble”

China, the bank: “China Uses Rules on Global Trade to Its Advantage”

You mean NAFTA didn’t improve life in Mexico: “Two Drug Slayings in Mexico Rock US Consulate”

What happens when Big Food profits from hurting kids: “Forget Goofing Around: Recess Has New Boss”

There’s now a daily parade of news like this — well, not really “news,” more like the media division of large corporations shoving your face into the dirt that is your life. You already know the schools are a disaster and the war is a boon for the Halliburtons and a bust for you. You don’t need a newspaper to tell you the roads and electrical lines and the local sewage plant is in miserable disrepair.

And by now you’ve figured out that you don’t really have any say in this, that what we call the “democratic process” is mostly a sham, pretty words that get repeated in the hopes we will all still fall for it. But the fix is in and we don’t fall for it anymore. Admit it: Wall Street owns “our” Congress lock, stock and big barrel o’ campaign cash. You want a say in this? Well, I don’t see you on the Forbes 400, so shut the f@*& up and go fetch me another bottle of bubbly.

Within days, the House of Representatives will vote to pass the Senate health care “reform” bill. This bill is a joke. It has NOTHING to do with “health care reform.” It has EVERYTHING to do with lining the pockets of the health insurance industry. It forces, by law, every American who isn’t old or destitute to buy health insurance if their boss doesn’t provide it. What company wouldn’t love the government forcing the public to buy that company’s product?! Imagine a bill that ordered every citizen to buy the extended warranty on all their appliances? Imagine a law that made it illegal not to own an iPhone? Or how ’bout I get a law passed that makes it compulsory for every American to go see my next movie? Woo-hoo! Who wouldn’t love a sweet set-up like this windfall?

Well, the insurance companies — get this — don’t like the Democrats’ bill! That alone should be reason enough to vote for it.

Now, you would think these thieves would love this bill — but they are actually fighting it. Why? Because it doesn’t give them ONE HUNDRED PERCENT of the what they want. It only gives them… 90%! YOU SEE, pure greed demands all or nothing.

The insurance industry hates this bill because it puts a few minor restrictions on them. Six months after its passage they won’t be able to deny children coverage if they have a pre-existing condition. How awful! Government interference! SOCIALISM!

But, hey, they’ll still be able to deny these children’s parents coverage until 2014! So if a parent gets sick and dies in the next four years, I’m sure someone will step in and raise these already-insured orphans.

And how big will the fines be if the insurance companies do deny someone coverage for having a pre-existing condition? Are you sitting down? A hundred dollars a day! That’s it! So if you’re the insurance company, and Judy is a customer of yours, and Judy needs an operation that will cost $100,000, what do you do? You take the fine! Let’s say Judy lives another year after you’ve sentenced her to death, your $100-a-day fine will only cost you $36,500! That’s a savings of $63,500! And trust me, my friends, that’s EXACTLY what’s going to happen.

There are some good things in this bill. Parents will be able to keep their children on their policy until the kids turn 26. A few things like that. So, yes, pass that.

But don’t insult me and 300 million Americans by calling this “health care reform.” At least you’ve stopped calling it “universal health care.” We will not have universal health care or anything close to it. I wish the president and the Democratic leadership would just stand up and say, “We’re sorry, America. We didn’t get the job done you sent us here to do. We’re weak and scared and unable to communicate the simplest of messages to the American people. Therefore, our bill will guarantee that 12 million of you will still have NO health insurance. And that’s because we have decided to leave the greedy, private insurance industry in charge of our system. Forgive us for this and for continuing to allow profit to be the determining factor as to whether a patient gets the help she or he needs.”

Please, Democrats — just say that — then pass this poor excuse of a bill. Pass it because, if President Obama takes a fall on this one, I don’t know if he’ll be able to get back up. And then NOTHING will get done. We can’t have that. (And thank you Dennis Kucinich for hanging in there right up to the end and being the only one out of the 435 members to speak the awful truth.)

On the front page of yesterday’s New York Times, the dateline was, sadly, once again, “Flint, Michigan.” The story was about how doctors are no longer accepting Medicaid patients. Which means tens of thousands of poor can no longer go to the doctor. Last year, the State of Michigan also prohibited doctors from accepting Medicaid patients who had anything wrong with their vision, their hearing, their feet or their teeth. In a 16-county area northwest of Flint, there will soon be not one single hospital that will allow you to give birth there if you’re on Medicaid. The official unemployment rate in Flint is 27% (unofficially, closer to 40%).

This is an American tragedy. And, as I’ve warned you for years, this tsunami is heading your way — if it’s not there already.

I’ve just turned on my new iPhone and it informs me that it has “apps” it would like to suggest I buy. One is called “Scanner.” It will allow me to listen in on police scanners anywhere across the country. I buy the app. I see that the Flint police scanner is part of this. I turn it on out of curiosity. And this is what I hear, at one in the morning: A woman is being beaten by her husband… A home invasion is taking place (“16-year-old black male, wearing a white skull cap”)… A child has been missing since noon today… Another woman is being beaten by her boyfriend… A diabetic, obese man is having trouble breathing and needs to be rushed to the hospital (there will be three more of these obese diabetics in the hours to come; the entire town is ill)… One more woman calling, screaming for help, “officers urged to use caution…”

…And on and on and on. This is what I have listened to before going to bed. I am filled with despair and helplessness as I hear my former neighbors crying out for help. I hate it. I have to turn it off. I start to cry. Thank you, iPhone. Thank you, Democrats. I’ll sleep better knowing that you’re looking out for all of us.

Bastards.

Michael Moore
MMFlint@aol.com
MichaelMoore.com

P.S. I’ll continue my jihad today on Dylan Ratigan (MSNBC, 4pm ET) and, for the first time together in the same studio since our, um, 2007 debate, I’ll join Wolf Blitzer live in his CNN Studio (5-8pm, ET). I’ll also be on live for the entire 11am hour this morning on the wonderful Diane Rehm Show on NPR. You can listen live online here.

The rest of the day I’ll spend wandering the halls of Congress with my shillelagh and shamrocks, doing my best impersonation of St. Patrick as I try to drive the snakes out of Capitol Hill. Wish me luck…

Michael I wish you all the luck in the world and I will personally support you in this fight for life liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.

Thank you Michael for your authenticity, honesty and hope, thank you Mr. President and all my readers for reading this post.

As I go to sleep and the world of capitalist greed unravels the American dream for us all, except the few entitled,  I wish us all a good night and good luck…

In Love Light and Peace,

Arthur Klein

Dear Mr. President, Make Us Proud, Support the Public Option!

Dear Mr. President,

You have the momentum… If you want to win the hearts and minds of the American Public and of your Mother, Grandmother and the first Lady…

You MUST INCLUDE A PUBLIC OPTION NOW!!!  Don’t you want to make us proud that we the people NOT the corporations elected you?

We support you…

Much Love,
Arthur Klein
Yoga Activist and Filmmaker “Y Yoga Movie”

You too can write the President at the White House site
PS also posted at the pursuitofHappinessYOGA[dot]com

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Dear Mr. President, standing by Geithner you have got to be kidding; time for him to go!

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CSPAN Geithner Testimony today January 27, 2010 (complete CSPAN feed)

Dear Mr. President,

After watching Timothy Geithner testify today, I am appalled & quickly losing my respect & support for you & your administration.  I hate the alternative but you are not doing the people’s bidding & you are not protecting us from the true evil forces that would have us enslaved….

This morning Geithner’s disrespect for our Congress, his hiding behind his office instead of elevating the office by full disclosure of what has actually happened with AIG & Goldman Sachs is disgusting.  The government should represent us ;not just as citizens, but as investors in this debacle & we should be given full disclosure all the way back to the beginning history of these companies, if that is what we require to regain trust as investors & in trust in you & your administration.  (see video from today 2010-01-27 Congress)

After this morning’s testimony the world now sees this smug, lying, SOB who considers himself above it all, by his stance, demeanor & holier-than-thou self serving attitude in the guise of public good, to this display of disrespect, I am personally sickened.  Remember this is the guy who couldn’t even pay his own taxes and he was still confirmed.  What is that about?

The biggest problem today is your credibility.  As long as you stand behind secretary Geithner & Fed chair Bernanke you will be perceived as part of this incredibly corrupt aristocratic & self serving system…  Their actions have given you an out in reference to your responsibility to them… I believe that  this is the universe throwing you a life line to get out of your misjudgments in appointing Geithner & in your support of Bernanke confirmation in the first place.  If both of these despicable individuals wanted to help this country they would resign & make it an easier transition for you, back to the perception of Barack Obama as the President of the People.

IMHO, if you don’t announce the resignation of Geithner & a different nominee for the Fed than Bernanke, you have lost the credibility of the words that express your intention.  In fact at this moment in time, you are running the risk of not even being a good or fair 1 term president.  If you don’t start to live your truth of representing us you will become a joke & I know that you are better than that.  Maybe you should take this afternoon & watch “Jerry McGuire” & “Searching for Bobby Fisher” These films would certainly bring your heart & mind back to the task at hand. In fact I think your family would enjoy both films too.

Wishing you & our country the best of everything,
in Love, Light & Peace,
Om Mani Padme Hum,

Arthur Klein
Yoga Activist & filmmaker Y Yoga Movie

PLEASE NOTE:  Sent to President Obama today at the White House

I am hopefully you will chime in here with a comment and message the President at the White House

Dear Mr. President,
It saddens me deeply to write this letter

Dear Mr. President,

It saddens me deeply to have to write this letter to you.

When you ran for the office of president of the United States, you had me at hello and now you are losing me as you take care of big money, big banks and Wall street bailouts, with no oversight.  All this can be seen as pandering to the ruling class (big bonuses, wasteful spending and an arrogance by the very rich)…  We the middle class soon to be the poverty class have been left behind.  We are in an emergency situation fighting for our survival…  We don’t have the luxury of patients… We need help yesterday and have been ignored while the rich go on with their lives saying that things will end as we know it if we don’t bend over once again.

I am so close to being done with you and your administration; I can taste the food you are feeding us, your hopeful Americans citizens as this food stinks worse and worse as it goes bad, you talk a good game but your execution has been awful.  You have forgotten us, we the people who put you into office!  This is a critical error in judgment… You need to get rid of the crooks Bernanke & Geithner they are giving you disastrous advice.  If you don’t do that, as well as get our stolen money back, i am done with you and your administration.  You might as well stick a fork into me cause i am done.

If you don’t clean house we will in the next election.  I hope every day that you will see the light and do what we hired you to do and make things right for us… WE THE PEOPLE!

IMHO, You need to ask yourself the important question; Would all that I am doing and not doing as President of the United States, make my mother and grandmother proud or would they give me sh*t for not living up the task at hand.  Are you a man or a mouse?  DO THE RIGHT THING FOR YOUR PEOPLE NOT BIG BUSINESS!

in Love Light and Peace,
Om Mani Padme Hum,

Arthur Klein
Yoga Activist & filmmaker Y Yoga Movie
also posted on pursuit of Happiness YOGA blog
http://pursuitofHappinessYOGA.com