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A 99’er Welcomes Suicide

Things are freakin upside down… People are dieing, and know one cares. I care and after you check this out it is my hope that you will care too and we the people will take a stand.

To the unemployed, sick, disabled and poor:

I’m unemployed over two years now, a 99er without any benefits for three months. I followed Unemployed Friends almost from its start, never posted until now, but am grateful for my time with you all. I did as asked with calls and e-mails, etc. I’ve a confession to make to you all. I’m a criminal.

I’ve obeyed the 10 commandments and all laws except: I’m unemployed and that’s now a crime, I’m poor and that’s a crime, I’m worthless surplus population and that’s a crime, I’m a main street American Citizen born and raised in the USA and that’s now a crime, and I’m euthanizing myself as I write this note — so arrest my corpse. This isn’t a call for help, the deed is done, it’s not what I wanted. Death is my best available option. It’s not just that my bank account is $4, that I’ve not eaten in a week, not because hunger pangs are agonizing (I’m a wimp), not because I live in physical and mental anguish, not because the landlady is banging on the door non-stop and I face eviction, not that Congress and President have sent a strong message they no longer help the unemployed. It’s because I’m a law abiding though worthless, long-term unemployed older man who is surplus population. Had I used my college education to rip people off and steal from the elderly, poor, disabled and main street Americans I would be wearing different shoes now — a petty king. Hard work, honesty, loving kindness, charity and mercy, and becoming unemployed and destitute unable to pay your bills are all considered foolishness and high crimes in America now. Whereas stealing and lying and cheating and being greedy to excess and destroying the fabric of America is rewarded and protected — even making such people petty king and petty queens among us.
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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

Related information

Weekly Address: Premiums, Profits, and the Need for  Health ReformVideo
Petition for Public Option, be heard and help us to save ourselves

Ted Kennedy Healthcare Speech 1978

Who are we and what do we stand for.  Isn’t it time to look long and hard in the mirror?   Let’s not drop the torch.

Please pass this clip around till the cows (pigs) come home:

“Cowardice asks the question, Is it safe? Expediency asks the question, Is it politic? Vanity asks the question, Is it popular? But conscience asks the …question, Is it right?

And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because his conscience tells him that it is right.”