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"Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder." ~ George Washington.

New Yorkers Protest the US0 BILLION (US TRILLION) Wall Street BAILOUT: Wall Street, NYC – September 25, 2008

Photographer: a. golden, eyewash design – c. 2008.

Upon talking about attending this BAILOUT protest, a Native American associate of mine mentioned that somewhere near the location of the NY Stock Exchange – on Wall Street – was the site for a bloody battle between Native tribes and American invaders. I thought this to be rather profound and rather apropos, considering, well, everything!

After some research, I could not find that this exact location was THE LOCATION, but discovered the following information from the www.hmbd.org website:

"Sankofa" —> African Burial Ground National Monument
Inscription. [On the marker is the Adinkra symbol "Sankofa," a symbol for the importance of learning from the past]

"For all those who were lost,
For all those who were stolen,
For all those who were left behind,
For all those who were not forgotten."

*Erected 2007 by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.*

Location. 40° 42.864′ N, 74° 0.267′ W. Marker is in New York City, New York, in New York County. Marker is on Federal Plaza/Duane Street 0.04 miles west of African Burial Ground Way/Elk Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker inscriptions are part of the African Burial Ground Memorial designed by Rodney Leon and are accessible to pedestrians on the eastern grounds of the Ted Weiss Federal Building (290 Broadway) off Federal Plaza/Duane Street. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10007, United States of America.

Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Richard Montgomery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Remains of Maj. Gen. Richard Montgomery (approx. 0.3 miles away); St. Paul’s Chapel (approx. 0.3 miles away); 100 Year-Old Sycamore (approx. 0.3 miles away); Americans of Chinese Ancestry (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lin Ze Xu (approx. 0.3 miles away); Men who died whilst imprisoned in this City (approx. 0.6 miles away); Ohio Company of Associates (approx. 0.6 miles away).

If anyone has any information regarding the battle to which my friend spoke, I’d love to hear about it. In the meantime, I might just have to ask again!

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Friends,

The richest 400 Americans — that’s right, just four-hundred people — own MORE than the bottom 150 million Americans COMBINED! 400 of the wealthiest Americans have got more stashed away than half the entire country! Their combined net worth is .6 trillion. During the eight years of the Bush Administration, their wealth has increased by nearly 0 billion — the same amount that they were demanding We give to them for the "bailout." Why don’t they just spend the money they made under Bush to bail themselves out? They’d still have nearly a trillion dollars left over to spread amongst themselves!

Of course, they are not going to do that — at least not voluntarily. George W. Bush was handed a 7 billion surplus when Bill Clinton left office. Because that money was OUR money and not HIS, he did what the rich prefer to do — spend it and never look back. Now we have a .5 trillion debt that will take seven generations from which to recover. Why — on –earth – did — our — "representatives" — give — these — robber — barons — $US850 BILLION — of – OUR — money?

Last week, proposed my own bailout plan. My suggestions, listed below, were predicated on the singular and simple belief that the rich must pull themselves up by their own platinum bootstraps. Sorry, fellows, but you drilled it into our heads one too many times: THERE…IS…NO…FREE… LUNCH ~ PERIOD! And thank you for encouraging us to hate people on welfare! So, there should have been NO HANDOUTS FROM US TO YOU! Last Friday, after voting AGAINST this BAILOUT, in an unprecedented turn of events, the House FLIP-FLOPPED their "No" Vote & said "Yes", in a rush version of a "bailout" bill vote. IN SPITE OF THE PEOPLE’S OVERWHELMING DISAPPROVAL OF THIS BAILOUT BILL… IN SPITE OF MILLIONS OF CALLS FROM THE PEOPLE CRASHING WASHINGTON "representatives’" PHONE LINES…IN SPITE OF CRASHING OUR POLITICIAN’S WEBSITES…IN SPITE OF HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE PROTESTING AROUND THE COUNTRY… THEY VOTED FOR THIS BAILOUT! The People first succeeded on Monday with the House, but failed do it with the Senate and then THE HOUSE TURNED ON US TOO!

It is clear, though, we cannot simply continue protesting without proposing exactly what it is we think THESE IDIOTS should/’ve do/one. So, after consulting with a number of people smarter than Phil Gramm, here’s the proposal, now known as "Mike’s Rescue Plan." (From Michael Moore’s Bailout Plan) It has 10 simple, straightforward points. They are that you DIDN’T, BUT SHOULD’VE:

1. APPOINTED A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR TO CRIMINALLY INDICT ANYONE ON WALL STREET WHO KNOWINGLY CONTRIBUTED TO THIS COLLAPSE. Before any new money was expended, Congress should have committed, by resolution, to CRIMINALLY PROSECUTE ANYONE who had ANYTHING to do with the attempted SACKING OF OUR ECONOMY. This means that anyone who committed insider trading, securities fraud or any action that helped bring about this collapse should have and MUST GO TO JAIL! This Congress SHOULD HAVE called for a Special Prosecutor who would vigorously go after everyone who created the mess, and anyone else who attempts to scam the public in future. (I like Elliot Spitzer ~ so, he played a little hanky-panky…Wall Street hates him & this is a GOOD thing.)

2. THE RICH SHOULD HAVE PAID FOR THEIR OWN BAILOUT! They may have to live in 5 houses instead of 7. They may have to drive 9 cars instead of 13. The chef for their mini-terriers may have to be reassigned. But there is no way in hell, after forcing family incomes to go down more than ,000 dollars during the Bush years, that working people and the middle class should have to fork over one dime to underwrite the next yacht purchase.

If they truly needed the 0 billion they say they needed, well, here is an easy way they could have raised it:

a) Every couple makeing over a million dollars a year and every single taxpayer who makes over 0,000 a year should pay a 10% surcharge tax for five years. (It’s the Senator Sanders plan. He’s like Colonel Sanders, only he’s out to fry the right chickens.) That means the rich would have still been paying less income tax than when Carter was president. That would have raise a total of 0 billion.

b) Like nearly every other democracy, they should have charged a 0.25% tax on every stock transaction. This would have raised more than 0 billion in a year.

c) Because every stockholder is a patriotic American, stockholders should have forgone receiving a dividend check for ONE quarter and instead this money would have gone the treasury to help pay for the bullsh*t bailout.

d) 25% of major U.S. corporations currently pay NO federal income tax. Federal corporate tax revenues currently amount to 1.7% of the GDP compared to 5% in the 1950s. If we raised the corporate income tax BACK to the levels of the 1950s, this would give us an extra 0 billion.

All of this combined should have been enough to end the calamity. The rich would have gotten to keep their mansions and their servants and our United States government ("COUNTRY FIRST!") would’ve have a little leftover to repair some roads, bridges and schools…

3. YOU SHOULD HAVE BAIL OUT THE PEOPLE LOSING THEIR HOMES, NOT THE PEOPLE WHO WILL BUILD AN EIGHTH HOME! There are 1.3 million homes in foreclosure right now. That is what is at the heart of this problem. So, instead of giving the money to the banks as a gift, they should have paid down each of these mortgages by 0,000. They should have forced the banks to renegotiate the mortgage so the homeowner could pay on its current value. To insure that this help wouldn’t go to speculators and those who tried to making money by flipping houses, the bailout should have only been for people’s primary residences. And, in return for the 0K pay-down on the existing mortgage, the government would have gotten to share in the holding of the mortgage so it could get some of its money back. Thus, the total initial cost of fixing the mortgage crisis at its roots (instead of with the greedy lenders) is 0 billion, not 0 BILLION.

And let’s set the record straight. People who have defaulted on their mortgages are not "bad risks." They are our fellow Americans, and all they wanted was what we all want: a home to call their own. But, during the Bush years, millions of the People lost the decent paying jobs they had. SIX MILLION fell into poverty! SEVEN MILLION lost their health insurance! And, every one of them saw their real wages go DOWN by ,000! Those who DARE look down on these Americans who got hit with one bad break after another should be ASHAMED.! We are a better, stronger, safer and happier society when all of our citizens can afford to live in a home they own.

4. THERE SHOULD HAVE BEEN A STIPULATION THAT IF YOUR BANK OR COMPANY GOT ANY OF OUR MONEY IN A "BAILOUT," THEN WE OWN YOU. Sorry, that’s how it’s done. If the bank gives me money so I can buy a house, the bank "owns" that house until I pay it all back — with interest. Same deal for Wall Street. Whatever money you need to stay afloat, if our government considers you a safe risk — and necessary for the good of the country — then you can get a loan, but WE SHOULD OWN YOU. If you default, we will sell you. This is how the Swedish government did it and it worked.

5. ALL REGULATIONS SHOULD HAVE BEEN BE RESTORED. THE REAGAN REVOLUTION IS DEAD! This catastrophe happened because we let the fox have the keys to the hen-house. In 1999, Phil Gramm authored a bill to remove all the regulations that governed Wall Street and our banking system. The bill passed and Clinton signed it. Here’s what Sen.Phil Gramm, McCain’s chief economic advisor, said at the bill signing:

"In the 1930s … it was believed that government was the answer. It was believed that stability and growth came from government overriding the functioning of free markets.

"We are here today to repeal [that] because we have learned that government is not the answer. We have learned that freedom and competition are the answers. We have learned that we promote economic growth and we promote stability by having competition and freedom.

"I am proud to be here because this is an important bill; it is a deregulatory bill. I believe that that is the wave of the future, and I am awfully proud to have been a part of making it a reality."

FOR THIS NOT TO REOCCUR, This BILL SHOULD HAVE BEEN REPEALED! Bill Clinton could have helped by leading the effort for the repeal of the Gramm bill and the reinstating of even tougher regulations regarding our financial institutions. And when they were done with that, they should have restored the regulations for the airlines, the inspection of our food, the oil industry, OSHA, and every other entity that affects our daily lives. All oversight provisions for any "bailout" should have had enforcement monies attached to them and criminal penalties for all offenders.

6. IF IT’S TOO BIG TO FAIL, THEN THAT MEANS IT’S TOO BIG TO EXIST! Allowing the creation of these mega-mergers and not enforcing the monopoly and anti-trust laws has allowed a number of financial institutions and corporations to become so large, the very thought of their collapse means an even bigger collapse across the entire economy. No ONE or TWO companies should EVER have this kind of power! The so-called "economic Pearl Harbor" can’t happen when you have hundreds — thousands — of institutions where people have their money. When we have a dozen auto companies, if one goes belly-up, we DON’T FACE A NATIONAL DISASTER! If we have three separately-owned daily newspapers in your town, then one media company can’t call all the shots (I know… What am I thinking?! Who reads a paper anymore? Sure glad all those mergers and buyouts left us with a STRONG and "FREE" press!). Laws Should have been enacted to prevent companies from being so large and dominant that with one slingshot to the eye, the GIANT FALLS and DIES. And no institution should be allowed to set up money schemes that NO ONE understands. If you can’t explain it in two sentences, you shouldn’t be taking anyone’s money!

7. NO EXECUTIVE SHOULD EVER BE PAID MORE THAN 40 TIMES THEIR AVERAGE EMPLOYEE, AND NO EXECUTIVE SHOULD RECEIVE ANY KIND OF "PARACHUTE" OTHER THAN THE VERY GENEROUS SALARY HE OR SHE MADE WHILE WORKING FOR THE COMPANY. In 1980, the average American CEO made 45 times what their employees made. By 2003, they were making 254 times what their workers made. After 8 years of Bush, they now make over 400 times what their average employee makes. How We have allowed this to happen at publicly held companies is beyond reason. In Britain, the average CEO makes 28 times what their average employee makes. In Japan, it’s only 17 times! The last I heard, the CEO of Toyota was living the high life in Tokyo. How does he do it on so little money? Seriously, this is an OUTRAGE! We have created the mess we’re in by letting the people at the top become bloated beyond belief with millions of dollars. THIS HAS TO STOP! Not only should no executive who receives help out of this mess profit from it, but any executive who was in charge of running his company into the ground should be FIRED before the company receives ANY help.

8. CONGRESS SHOULD HAVE STRENGTHENED THE FDIC AND MADE IT A MODEL FOR PROTECTING NOT ONLY PEOPLE’S SAVINGS, BUT ALSO THEIR PENSIONS AND THEIR HOMES. Obama was correct to propose expanding FDIC protection of people’s savings in their banks to 0,000. But, this same sort of government insurance must be given to our NEVER have to worry about whether or not the money they’ve put away for their old age will be there. This should have meant strict government oversight of companies who manage their employees’ funds — or perhaps it means the companies should have been forced to turn over those funds and their management to the government? People’s private retirement funds must also be protected, but perhaps it’s time to consider not having one’s retirement invested in the casino known as the stock market??? Our government should have a solemn duty to guarantee that no one who grows old in this country has to worry about becoming destitute.

9. EVERYBODY NEEDS TO TAKE A DEEP BREATH, CALM DOWN, AND NOT LET FEAR RULE THE DAY. Turn off your TVs! We are NOT in the Second Great Depression. The sky is NOT falling, Chicken Little! Pundits and politicians have lied to us so FAST and FURIOUS it’s hard not to be affected by all the fear mongering. Even I wrote to and repeated what I heard on the news last week, that the Dow had the biggest one day drop in its history. Well, that was true in terms of points, but its 7% drop came nowhere close to Black Monday in 1987 when the stock market in one day lost 23% of its value. In the ’80s, 3,000 banks closed, but America didn’t go out of business. These institutions have always had their ups and downs and eventually it works out. It has to, because the rich do not like their wealth being disrupted! They have a vested interest in calming things down and getting back into their Jacuzzis before they slip into their million thread-count sheets to drift off to a peaceful, Vodka tonic and Ambien-induced slumber.

As crazy as things are right now, tens of thousands of people got a car loan last week. Thousands went to the bank and got a mortgage to buy a home. Students just back to college found banks more than happy to put them into hock for the next 15 years with a student loan. I was even pre-approved for a USK personal loan. Yes, life has gone on with little-or-no-change (other than the whopping 6.1% unemployment rate, but that happened last month). Not a single person lost any of his/her monies in bank, or a treasury note, or in a CD. And, the perhaps the most amazing thing is that the American public FINALLY didn’t buy the scare campaign. The citizens didn’t blink, instead telling Congress to take that bailout and shove it. THAT was impressive. Why didn’t the population succumb to the fright-filled warnings from their president and his cronies? Well, you can only say ‘Saddam has the bomb’ so many times before the people realize you’re a lying sack of shit. After eight long years, the nation is worn out and simply can’t take it any longer. The WORLD is fed up & I don’t blame them.

10. THEY SHOULD HAVE CREATED A NATIONAL BANK, A "PEOPLE’S BANK." Since they’re really itching to print up a trillion dollars, instead of giving it to a few rich people, why don’t We give it to ourselves? Now that We own Freddie and Fannie, why not set up a People’s bank? One that can provide low-interest loans for all sorts of people who want to own a home, start a small business, go to school, come up with the cure for cancer or create the next great invention. And, now that we own AIG – the country’s largest insurance company – let’s take the next step and PROVIDE HEALTH INSURANCE FOR EVERYONE. MEDICARE FOR ALL! It will SAVE us SO MUCH MONEY in the LONG RUN (not to mention bring peace of mind to all). And, America won’t be 12th on the life expectancy list! We’ll be able to have a longer lifespan, enjoying our government-protected pension and will live to see the day when the corporate criminals who caused this much misery are let out of prison so that We can help re-acclimate them to plain old ordinary, civilian life — a life with ONE nice home and ONE gas-free car invented with help from the People’s Bank.

P.S. Call your Senators NOW !!! —> www.visi.com/juan/congress/

Since they voted against passing the extension of unemployment benefits and skipped out to "campaign" to us to be re-elected…call them and tell them you will vote for the other "guy" if they don’t get their act together!

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UPDATE: THE PEOPLE HAVE VOTED! A HISTORIC MOMENT: NOVEMBER 4th 2008!

——> THE Historic ELECTION <——

"A work in PROGRESS."

Nov. 4th, 2008.

A great American leader once said, "As individual fingers We can be easily broken. But TOGETHER We make a mighty fist." These words too were spoken by a minority leader. He was the venerable Chief Sitting Bull. No, Barack Obama’s not the first American minority to speak eloquently and he most certainly won’t be the last. Though, in the end, this election wasn’t even close !!! The world watched as, "YES WE CAN!" turned into, "YES WE DID!" as it now ushers in, "YES WE MUST!" time is NOW!

What WE do with this moment shall define US, forthright. America has now elected a man with a background of partial African – American descent as President elect. A new leader with roots from Kenya to Kansas (with a step-father from Indonesia), will be working in conjunction with a vice-Presidential of Anglo-European roots. This is something in which citizens of ALL races – both here and the world ’round – have loudly REJOICED. Why talk about race? Is race important? You bet! Because – like it or not – race has dominated and governed Our daily lives for thousands of years. After all: "To know where We’re going, We must first know where We’ve been".

We’ve come a LONG Way baby! What was once "acceptable" in 1965 is no longer in 2008 and THANKFULLY.

This is a changing of the guard. Especially since forty-percent of America’s population is considered to be a "minority". Only four generations removed, the repression of African slaves by Anglo Saxons caused hundreds of thousands of brothers to kill brothers in a viscous and bloody battle that changed the fundamental principals of this Constitutional Republic from rhetoric to reality. This too was a significant changing of the guard.

For the first time in the history of the country, the ancestors of these very same people who so passionately fought for slavery have now OVERWHELMINGLY voted for a minority leader. This too ushers in a new chapter in the history of America. This is a tremendous nod to those great American leaders before Us who risked everything so that We find ourselves at this precise moment in time. We must give thanks to these men and women who both tirelessly and unselfishly gave their lives to cross and to help shatter the racial, sexual and social boundaries imbued in the history of the United States of America.

It has now taken place. There’s a palpable renewed sense of HOPE for a better tomorrow – a HOPE that these same crippling boundaries shall finally once and for all be erased. Yet it is wise to also remember the adage, "Actions speak louder than words" and Our rhetoric must now be turned into action. The ability to truly rise above differences and to not just speak of doing so, tells much of Our long and continuous journey. If We remember the old North American Indian saying, "We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children." We might just have a fighting chance.

The People have spoken! A record-setting 130 million Americans’ turned out to vote in Tuesday’s election, in which Barack Obama made history on a Democratic tidal wave of victory. Polling suggests voters came out in record numbers because of growing concerns over the economy, jobs, health care, energy, and the war in Iraq.

Clearly, the Obama administration and the new Democratic majority in Washington have a chance to make profound changes in Our lives – stretching ­from Wall Street to Main Street. Yes, this moment shows decency about human possibility and let’s face it, We could use just a little decency RIGHT NOW.

Perhaps more importantly, this moment speaks volumes as it’s an utter rejection of the right’s politics of fear and greed? It will now be decades before there’s another Republican majority in Congress. Never have the words, "Ask not what Your country can do for You, but what You can do for Your country," seemed more true for SO MANY. For, We-Are-Our-country. And We’re at a MAJOR crossroads. Where, oh where to begin?

OBAMA / BIDEN Campaign.

Here in New York, Working Families voters, members, affiliates, supporters and chapter leaders poured everything they had into critical campaigns that proved successful. Many are now understandably exhausted – though more than a little proud of what was accomplished. And, the results were terrific ~ if not downright Historic. For the first time since the mid-1930, the State Senate will NO LONGER be controlled by Republicans. It’s now in the hands of a Democratic Working Families majority! Just-take-one-moment-and-soak-this-in. MASSIVE Democratic majorities in BOTH the HOUSE and the SENATE!

Together, the W.F.P built a solid partnership with Senate Democrats, knocking on more than half a million doors for progressive CHANGE. And, in the end, "We the People" overwhelmingly responded. This is a MILESTONE. There’s now a renewed sense of real HOPE resonating from Washington, indeed, around the world. This is powerful. Because, without HOPE, there’s simply nothing to gain.

However, We must be careful not to fall prey to disillusionment. If illusions tear People asunder, then disillusion outright kills the human spirit. In other words, divided THEY conquer, united, WE stand. That this historic moment was ushered in during Native American Indian month is apropos. Because, We must not forget the very real foundations of this idealistic country and pay homage to the 500 plus year struggle of Our First Peoples’ for the basic rights afforded them in Our own Constitution. Obama’s victory is indeed a victory representing the multitudes. It is precisely because his success mirrors the masses, rather than a few wealthy, power-elite that this is so electrifying. A VERY palpable, "Finally!" was the expression heard ’round the world.

The world woke up WEDNESDAY with the real possibility of a very RARE OPPORTUNITY – the best in most Our lifetimes. This is a chance to truly transform America.

But, We mustn’t forget the VERY hard realities existing in this country. Just ask any woman…any "person of color"…or, any First Peoples living in this "great" land. For, as long as Native American Indians in Our country still live in policies of containment on reservations without the very basics, such as running water, electricity, or heat… as long as more than 75% of the prison population includes African-Americans, First and Taino Peoples …as long as We continue to allow Our tax dollars spent to be three times more for each of these prisoners per head than on Our own school childrens’ education…as long as American women continue to earn less than men for the SAME work…as long as We allow privately held corporations to exist without extreme MAJOR reform…as long as We continue to allow Our children to trample on foreign soil to kill and to be killed in "Our" names…as long as We sit idly by expecting or content to let others to "Do the right thing," for us… as long as We DON’T ACTIVELY PARTICIPATE TOGETHER in challenging and fighting for OUR OWN WELL-BEING for the betterment of future generations… as long as We choose to remain ignorant and in denial to Our faults…TRUE CHANGE can, and will NEVER HAPPEN.

Though, like anything rare and unique, We must first take proper time to Honor…to give thanks to those before us who, without their dedication and sacrifice, made this moment possible. We must come together. Immediate formulation and a real plan to guard and to protect this moment with fierce determination is required. New leaders are needed and will emerge so We ensure moments like this become the norm, rather than a mere token fluke. If We HOPE to transform Tuesday’s results into a real break from the shipwreck of the most immediate last thirty years – We MUST start by realizing this election represents just that – a START. It’s Round One of Our LONG and CONTINUOUS struggle.

And, Round Two will be just as tough, if not more so. Staying the course can easily be forgotten when People are dying from inadequate health care; when they’ve found themselves on the streets for lack of shelter and as they grow ever more desperate due to lack of job opportunities. Just ask people of Native or African American descent. Or, one of Our homeless veterans living on America’s streets of plenty.

Yes, the house of cards has fallen HARD and FAST. And, President / V.P. elect Barack Obama and Joe Biden have inherited many seemingly insurmountable challenges. REAL CHANGE – not rhetoric – is what’s needed. And to get it, We MUST demand it. We MUST march and be watchdogs for the sake of the coming generations. Communication with Our politicians is a MUST. MOST importantly, We MUST stand TOGETHER and be willing to fight to protect what is right and what is good for the MANY, NOT the FEW.

UNITED We STAND, DIVIDED, We FALL.

A President Obama will need to be simultaneously supported AND pushed. His training as a community organizer gives one confidence that he’ll not only understand, but should also expect this dynamic. It’s imperative for us to mind the trusty, "Follow the money" strategy. Don’t forget, President elect Obama dually made history by raising the most unprecedented amount of campaign dollars in the HISTORY of U.S. Presidential elections. According to CNN, if annualized, the Obama campaign’s ad spending on the post-primary Presidential campaign would come to US0 million. This amount is only exceeded amongst large corporations such as Verizon and AT&T – both heavy sponsors of the Republican AND the Democratic national party conventions.

At the start of October, the Democratic National Committee announced it raised US.9 million with US.5 million sitting in the bank. The party raised money through joint fund-raising events with Obama and was able to use that money to assist his candidacy. These numbers were only possible because he opted out of the public financing system for the fall campaign. John McCain chose to participate in the system, which limited him to US million for the September / October stretch prior to the election. After initially promising to accept public financing if McCain did, Obama changed his mind after setting primary fund-raising records. In fact, by the time the primaries hit, Obama was raising as much as US million each and every day. The Obama / Biden campaign raised more than US0 million in September alone – a stunning and unprecedented eruption of political giving. This extraordinary fund-raising is bound to set a new standard in politics that could doom the current taxpayer-paid system set up in the 1970’s.

HOPEfully NOT.

The party presidential nominees – Democrat Barack Obama and Republican John McCain – together spent more than US BILLION, also an unprecedented figure. According to White House for Sale, a nonpartisan group that tracks political giving, Obama had 605 bundlers, or donors who collect money from friends and associates and bundle them together. Four years ago, Democrat John F. Kerry had 588 bundlers and, in 2000, Al Gore had none. McCain had 851 bundlers working for his campaign, compared to 557 who raised money for the Bush-Cheney re-election committee in 2004. George W. Bush is largely credited with institutionalizing the role of bundlers in 2000, when he recruited a then unprecedented 555 surrogate fundraisers.

Ask Yourselves: Who really benefits most from having donated to the Obama / Biden campaign?

President – elect Barack Obama & John McCain’s U.S. Presidential campaign funds details:

OBAMA:
Total:US0,767,963
Bundlers:605
LobbyistBundlers:17

MCCAIN:
Total: US2,525,058
Bundlers: 851
Lobbyist Bundlers: 77

See the Center for Responsive Politics Presidential campaign monies for a better perspective:

2008: Obama AND McCain – US.3 BILLION

(Obama: US0,767,963 million / McCain: US2,525,058 million)

2004: Bush AND Kerry – US.2 BILLION

2000: Gore AND Bush – US.56 MILLION

1996: Dole AND Clinton – US.82 MILLION

1992: Clinton AND Bush – US.24 MILLION

* TO SEARCH FOR MEGA-DONERS, CLICK here: www.whitehouseforsale.org/searchDonor.cfm?CandidateSelect… McCain&StateSelect=&SortOrder=Last_Name, First_Name, Middle_Name, Suffix.*

Democrats in Washington and will be under enormous pressure to "play it safe", even as everyone knows We need bold action and some kind of new, New Deal. And, if We allow the "play-it-safe" crowd to dominate, then Obama (and We) will not succeed. Make NO mistake: the corporate big-wigs and free-market fundamentalists see this for exactly what it is: THE FIGHT OF A LIFETIME. They want nothing more than for the Democrats to disappoint, because then the HOPEfulness that Obama represents can be stuffed back in the bottle and cynicism can once again regain its place in Our national political culture.

WE Can’t Let This Happen!

Whether it’s revamping our health care system…implementing a new fair-based trade policy…creating a sound, realistic and well thought-out immigration plan…jobs programs…organizing rights in Washington, or campaign election reform, family leave or fair taxes, this election has set the stage for an ENTIRELY NEW social contract between the government and the People. This election opens up a real possibility – small, but real – that We could make genuine progress as a society, in terms of equality and freedom and true sustainability. In other words, the democracy We preach, but don’t teach. What comes next is up to US. And, We need to seriously ready OURSELVES.

In short, the real meaning of this election hasn’t yet been decided.

Overall, there’s a lot of work to do. It’s imperative that EVERYONE do his share – whether this means attending a neighborhood or union meeting, signing a petition, organizing or riding a bus to a demonstration, going on a lobby visit, making a financial contribution, or just talking to a stranger about the need and desirability of the common good.

Thanks for all you do!
Live your values. Love your country.
And, remember: TOGETHER, We can make a D-I-F-F-E-R-E-N-C-E !

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Found on a NatWest Cash Machine at Waterloo Station, London, on a Saturday evening. Handed to police immediately after.

Naomi Wolf @ WALL ST. BAILOUT PROTEST.
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New Yorkers Protest the US0 BILLION (US TRILLION) Wall Street BAILOUT: Wall Street, NYC – September 25, 2008

Phototgrapher: a. golden, eyewash design – c. 2008.

Out of the thousands of people attending the protest, what are the chances I’d catch Naomi Wolf in the crowd? WoW! I’ve been a fan since "The Beauty Myth" and am more than pleased she’s using her influence and exposure to do such relevant work.

At the end of summer, I attending the filming of her speaking at Pace University & have made it into her newly released film, "The End of America". Yep, but unless you know what I’m wearing and where I sit in the audience, you’d miss me if you blinked! Probably a good thing though.

FOR MORE INFORMATION on NAOMI:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naomi_Wolf
www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjALf12PAWc

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Friends,

The richest 400 Americans — that’s right, just four-hundred people — own MORE than the bottom 150 million Americans COMBINED! 400 of the wealthiest Americans have got more stashed away than half the entire country! Their combined net worth is .6 trillion. During the eight years of the Bush Administration, their wealth has increased by nearly 0 billion — the same amount that they were demanding We give to them for the "bailout." Why don’t they just spend the money they made under Bush to bail themselves out? They’d still have nearly a trillion dollars left over to spread amongst themselves!

Of course, they are not going to do that — at least not voluntarily. George W. Bush was handed a 7 billion surplus when Bill Clinton left office. Because that money was OUR money and not HIS, he did what the rich prefer to do — spend it and never look back. Now we have a .5 trillion debt that will take seven generations from which to recover. Why — on –earth – did — our — "representatives" — give — these — robber — barons — $US850 BILLION — of – OUR — money?

Last week, proposed my own bailout plan. My suggestions, listed below, were predicated on the singular and simple belief that the rich must pull themselves up by their own platinum bootstraps. Sorry, fellows, but you drilled it into our heads one too many times: THERE…IS…NO…FREE… LUNCH ~ PERIOD! And thank you for encouraging us to hate people on welfare! So, there should have been NO HANDOUTS FROM US TO YOU! Last Friday, after voting AGAINST this BAILOUT, in an unprecedented turn of events, the House FLIP-FLOPPED their "No" Vote & said "Yes", in a rush version of a "bailout" bill vote. IN SPITE OF THE PEOPLE’S OVERWHELMING DISAPPROVAL OF THIS BAILOUT BILL… IN SPITE OF MILLIONS OF CALLS FROM THE PEOPLE CRASHING WASHINGTON "representatives’" PHONE LINES…IN SPITE OF CRASHING OUR POLITICIAN’S WEBSITES…IN SPITE OF HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE PROTESTING AROUND THE COUNTRY… THEY VOTED FOR THIS BAILOUT! The People first succeeded on Monday with the House, but failed do it with the Senate and then THE HOUSE TURNED ON US TOO!

It is clear, though, we cannot simply continue protesting without proposing exactly what it is we think THESE IDIOTS should/’ve do/one. So, after consulting with a number of people smarter than Phil Gramm, here’s the proposal, now known as "Mike’s Rescue Plan." (From Michael Moore’s Bailout Plan) It has 10 simple, straightforward points. They are that you DIDN’T, BUT SHOULD’VE:

1. APPOINTED A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR TO CRIMINALLY INDICT ANYONE ON WALL STREET WHO KNOWINGLY CONTRIBUTED TO THIS COLLAPSE. Before any new money was expended, Congress should have committed, by resolution, to CRIMINALLY PROSECUTE ANYONE who had ANYTHING to do with the attempted SACKING OF OUR ECONOMY. This means that anyone who committed insider trading, securities fraud or any action that helped bring about this collapse should have and MUST GO TO JAIL! This Congress SHOULD HAVE called for a Special Prosecutor who would vigorously go after everyone who created the mess, and anyone else who attempts to scam the public in future. (I like Elliot Spitzer ~ so, he played a little hanky-panky…Wall Street hates him & this is a GOOD thing.)

2. THE RICH SHOULD HAVE PAID FOR THEIR OWN BAILOUT! They may have to live in 5 houses instead of 7. They may have to drive 9 cars instead of 13. The chef for their mini-terriers may have to be reassigned. But there is no way in hell, after forcing family incomes to go down more than ,000 dollars during the Bush years, that working people and the middle class should have to fork over one dime to underwrite the next yacht purchase.

If they truly needed the 0 billion they say they needed, well, here is an easy way they could have raised it:

a) Every couple makeing over a million dollars a year and every single taxpayer who makes over 0,000 a year should pay a 10% surcharge tax for five years. (It’s the Senator Sanders plan. He’s like Colonel Sanders, only he’s out to fry the right chickens.) That means the rich would have still been paying less income tax than when Carter was president. That would have raise a total of 0 billion.

b) Like nearly every other democracy, they should have charged a 0.25% tax on every stock transaction. This would have raised more than 0 billion in a year.

c) Because every stockholder is a patriotic American, stockholders should have forgone receiving a dividend check for ONE quarter and instead this money would have gone the treasury to help pay for the bullsh*t bailout.

d) 25% of major U.S. corporations currently pay NO federal income tax. Federal corporate tax revenues currently amount to 1.7% of the GDP compared to 5% in the 1950s. If we raised the corporate income tax BACK to the levels of the 1950s, this would give us an extra 0 billion.

All of this combined should have been enough to end the calamity. The rich would have gotten to keep their mansions and their servants and our United States government ("COUNTRY FIRST!") would’ve have a little leftover to repair some roads, bridges and schools…

3. YOU SHOULD HAVE BAIL OUT THE PEOPLE LOSING THEIR HOMES, NOT THE PEOPLE WHO WILL BUILD AN EIGHTH HOME! There are 1.3 million homes in foreclosure right now. That is what is at the heart of this problem. So, instead of giving the money to the banks as a gift, they should have paid down each of these mortgages by 0,000. They should have forced the banks to renegotiate the mortgage so the homeowner could pay on its current value. To insure that this help wouldn’t go to speculators and those who tried to making money by flipping houses, the bailout should have only been for people’s primary residences. And, in return for the 0K pay-down on the existing mortgage, the government would have gotten to share in the holding of the mortgage so it could get some of its money back. Thus, the total initial cost of fixing the mortgage crisis at its roots (instead of with the greedy lenders) is 0 billion, not 0 BILLION.

And let’s set the record straight. People who have defaulted on their mortgages are not "bad risks." They are our fellow Americans, and all they wanted was what we all want: a home to call their own. But, during the Bush years, millions of the People lost the decent paying jobs they had. SIX MILLION fell into poverty! SEVEN MILLION lost their health insurance! And, every one of them saw their real wages go DOWN by ,000! Those who DARE look down on these Americans who got hit with one bad break after another should be ASHAMED.! We are a better, stronger, safer and happier society when all of our citizens can afford to live in a home they own.

4. THERE SHOULD HAVE BEEN A STIPULATION THAT IF YOUR BANK OR COMPANY GOT ANY OF OUR MONEY IN A "BAILOUT," THEN WE OWN YOU. Sorry, that’s how it’s done. If the bank gives me money so I can buy a house, the bank "owns" that house until I pay it all back — with interest. Same deal for Wall Street. Whatever money you need to stay afloat, if our government considers you a safe risk — and necessary for the good of the country — then you can get a loan, but WE SHOULD OWN YOU. If you default, we will sell you. This is how the Swedish government did it and it worked.

5. ALL REGULATIONS SHOULD HAVE BEEN BE RESTORED. THE REAGAN REVOLUTION IS DEAD! This catastrophe happened because we let the fox have the keys to the hen-house. In 1999, Phil Gramm authored a bill to remove all the regulations that governed Wall Street and our banking system. The bill passed and Clinton signed it. Here’s what Sen.Phil Gramm, McCain’s chief economic advisor, said at the bill signing:

"In the 1930s … it was believed that government was the answer. It was believed that stability and growth came from government overriding the functioning of free markets.

"We are here today to repeal [that] because we have learned that government is not the answer. We have learned that freedom and competition are the answers. We have learned that we promote economic growth and we promote stability by having competition and freedom.

"I am proud to be here because this is an important bill; it is a deregulatory bill. I believe that that is the wave of the future, and I am awfully proud to have been a part of making it a reality."

FOR THIS NOT TO REOCCUR, This BILL SHOULD HAVE BEEN REPEALED! Bill Clinton could have helped by leading the effort for the repeal of the Gramm bill and the reinstating of even tougher regulations regarding our financial institutions. And when they were done with that, they should have restored the regulations for the airlines, the inspection of our food, the oil industry, OSHA, and every other entity that affects our daily lives. All oversight provisions for any "bailout" should have had enforcement monies attached to them and criminal penalties for all offenders.

6. IF IT’S TOO BIG TO FAIL, THEN THAT MEANS IT’S TOO BIG TO EXIST! Allowing the creation of these mega-mergers and not enforcing the monopoly and anti-trust laws has allowed a number of financial institutions and corporations to become so large, the very thought of their collapse means an even bigger collapse across the entire economy. No ONE or TWO companies should EVER have this kind of power! The so-called "economic Pearl Harbor" can’t happen when you have hundreds — thousands — of institutions where people have their money. When we have a dozen auto companies, if one goes belly-up, we DON’T FACE A NATIONAL DISASTER! If we have three separately-owned daily newspapers in your town, then one media company can’t call all the shots (I know… What am I thinking?! Who reads a paper anymore? Sure glad all those mergers and buyouts left us with a STRONG and "FREE" press!). Laws Should have been enacted to prevent companies from being so large and dominant that with one slingshot to the eye, the GIANT FALLS and DIES. And no institution should be allowed to set up money schemes that NO ONE understands. If you can’t explain it in two sentences, you shouldn’t be taking anyone’s money!

7. NO EXECUTIVE SHOULD EVER BE PAID MORE THAN 40 TIMES THEIR AVERAGE EMPLOYEE, AND NO EXECUTIVE SHOULD RECEIVE ANY KIND OF "PARACHUTE" OTHER THAN THE VERY GENEROUS SALARY HE OR SHE MADE WHILE WORKING FOR THE COMPANY. In 1980, the average American CEO made 45 times what their employees made. By 2003, they were making 254 times what their workers made. After 8 years of Bush, they now make over 400 times what their average employee makes. How We have allowed this to happen at publicly held companies is beyond reason. In Britain, the average CEO makes 28 times what their average employee makes. In Japan, it’s only 17 times! The last I heard, the CEO of Toyota was living the high life in Tokyo. How does he do it on so little money? Seriously, this is an OUTRAGE! We have created the mess we’re in by letting the people at the top become bloated beyond belief with millions of dollars. THIS HAS TO STOP! Not only should no executive who receives help out of this mess profit from it, but any executive who was in charge of running his company into the ground should be FIRED before the company receives ANY help.

8. CONGRESS SHOULD HAVE STRENGTHENED THE FDIC AND MADE IT A MODEL FOR PROTECTING NOT ONLY PEOPLE’S SAVINGS, BUT ALSO THEIR PENSIONS AND THEIR HOMES. Obama was correct to propose expanding FDIC protection of people’s savings in their banks to 0,000. But, this same sort of government insurance must be given to our NEVER have to worry about whether or not the money they’ve put away for their old age will be there. This should have meant strict government oversight of companies who manage their employees’ funds — or perhaps it means the companies should have been forced to turn over those funds and their management to the government? People’s private retirement funds must also be protected, but perhaps it’s time to consider not having one’s retirement invested in the casino known as the stock market??? Our government should have a solemn duty to guarantee that no one who grows old in this country has to worry about becoming destitute.

9. EVERYBODY NEEDS TO TAKE A DEEP BREATH, CALM DOWN, AND NOT LET FEAR RULE THE DAY. Turn off your TVs! We are NOT in the Second Great Depression. The sky is NOT falling, Chicken Little! Pundits and politicians have lied to us so FAST and FURIOUS it’s hard not to be affected by all the fear mongering. Even I wrote to and repeated what I heard on the news last week, that the Dow had the biggest one day drop in its history. Well, that was true in terms of points, but its 7% drop came nowhere close to Black Monday in 1987 when the stock market in one day lost 23% of its value. In the ’80s, 3,000 banks closed, but America didn’t go out of business. These institutions have always had their ups and downs and eventually it works out. It has to, because the rich do not like their wealth being disrupted! They have a vested interest in calming things down and getting back into their Jacuzzis before they slip into their million thread-count sheets to drift off to a peaceful, Vodka tonic and Ambien-induced slumber.

As crazy as things are right now, tens of thousands of people got a car loan last week. Thousands went to the bank and got a mortgage to buy a home. Students just back to college found banks more than happy to put them into hock for the next 15 years with a student loan. I was even pre-approved for a USK personal loan. Yes, life has gone on with little-or-no-change (other than the whopping 6.1% unemployment rate, but that happened last month). Not a single person lost any of his/her monies in bank, or a treasury note, or in a CD. And, the perhaps the most amazing thing is that the American public FINALLY didn’t buy the scare campaign. The citizens didn’t blink, instead telling Congress to take that bailout and shove it. THAT was impressive. Why didn’t the population succumb to the fright-filled warnings from their president and his cronies? Well, you can only say ‘Saddam has the bomb’ so many times before the people realize you’re a lying sack of shit. After eight long years, the nation is worn out and simply can’t take it any longer. The WORLD is fed up & I don’t blame them.

10. THEY SHOULD HAVE CREATED A NATIONAL BANK, A "PEOPLE’S BANK." Since they’re really itching to print up a trillion dollars, instead of giving it to a few rich people, why don’t We give it to ourselves? Now that We own Freddie and Fannie, why not set up a People’s bank? One that can provide low-interest loans for all sorts of people who want to own a home, start a small business, go to school, come up with the cure for cancer or create the next great invention. And, now that we own AIG – the country’s largest insurance company – let’s take the next step and PROVIDE HEALTH INSURANCE FOR EVERYONE. MEDICARE FOR ALL! It will SAVE us SO MUCH MONEY in the LONG RUN (not to mention bring peace of mind to all). And, America won’t be 12th on the life expectancy list! We’ll be able to have a longer lifespan, enjoying our government-protected pension and will live to see the day when the corporate criminals who caused this much misery are let out of prison so that We can help re-acclimate them to plain old ordinary, civilian life — a life with ONE nice home and ONE gas-free car invented with help from the People’s Bank.

P.S. Call your Senators NOW !!! —> www.visi.com/juan/congress/

Since they voted against passing the extension of unemployment benefits and skipped out to "campaign" to us to be re-elected…call them and tell them you will vote for the other "guy" if they don’t get their act together!

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UPDATE: THE PEOPLE HAVE VOTED! A HISTORIC MOMENT: NOVEMBER 4th 2008!

——> THE Historic ELECTION <——

"A work in PROGRESS."

Nov. 4th, 2008.

A great American leader once said, "As individual fingers We can be easily broken. But TOGETHER We make a mighty fist." These words too were spoken by a minority leader. He was the venerable Chief Sitting Bull. No, Barack Obama’s not the first American minority to speak eloquently and he most certainly won’t be the last. Though, in the end, this election wasn’t even close !!! The world watched as, "YES WE CAN!" turned into, "YES WE DID!" as it now ushers in, "YES WE MUST!" time is NOW!

What WE do with this moment shall define US, forthright. America has now elected a man with a background of partial African – American descent as President elect. A new leader with roots from Kenya to Kansas (with a step-father from Indonesia), will be working in conjunction with a vice-Presidential of Anglo-European roots. This is something in which citizens of ALL races – both here and the world ’round – have loudly REJOICED. Why talk about race? Is race important? You bet! Because – like it or not – race has dominated and governed Our daily lives for thousands of years. After all: "To know where We’re going, We must first know where We’ve been".

We’ve come a LONG Way baby! What was once "acceptable" in 1965 is no longer in 2008 and THANKFULLY.

This is a changing of the guard. Especially since forty-percent of America’s population is considered to be a "minority". Only four generations removed, the repression of African slaves by Anglo Saxons caused hundreds of thousands of brothers to kill brothers in a viscous and bloody battle that changed the fundamental principals of this Constitutional Republic from rhetoric to reality. This too was a significant changing of the guard.

For the first time in the history of the country, the ancestors of these very same people who so passionately fought for slavery have now OVERWHELMINGLY voted for a minority leader. This too ushers in a new chapter in the history of America. This is a tremendous nod to those great American leaders before Us who risked everything so that We find ourselves at this precise moment in time. We must give thanks to these men and women who both tirelessly and unselfishly gave their lives to cross and to help shatter the racial, sexual and social boundaries imbued in the history of the United States of America.

It has now taken place. There’s a palpable renewed sense of HOPE for a better tomorrow – a HOPE that these same crippling boundaries shall finally once and for all be erased. Yet it is wise to also remember the adage, "Actions speak louder than words" and Our rhetoric must now be turned into action. The ability to truly rise above differences and to not just speak of doing so, tells much of Our long and continuous journey. If We remember the old North American Indian saying, "We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children." We might just have a fighting chance.

The People have spoken! A record-setting 130 million Americans’ turned out to vote in Tuesday’s election, in which Barack Obama made history on a Democratic tidal wave of victory. Polling suggests voters came out in record numbers because of growing concerns over the economy, jobs, health care, energy, and the war in Iraq.

Clearly, the Obama administration and the new Democratic majority in Washington have a chance to make profound changes in Our lives – stretching ­from Wall Street to Main Street. Yes, this moment shows decency about human possibility and let’s face it, We could use just a little decency RIGHT NOW.

Perhaps more importantly, this moment speaks volumes as it’s an utter rejection of the right’s politics of fear and greed? It will now be decades before there’s another Republican majority in Congress. Never have the words, "Ask not what Your country can do for You, but what You can do for Your country," seemed more true for SO MANY. For, We-Are-Our-country. And We’re at a MAJOR crossroads. Where, oh where to begin?

OBAMA / BIDEN Campaign.

Here in New York, Working Families voters, members, affiliates, supporters and chapter leaders poured everything they had into critical campaigns that proved successful. Many are now understandably exhausted – though more than a little proud of what was accomplished. And, the results were terrific ~ if not downright Historic. For the first time since the mid-1930, the State Senate will NO LONGER be controlled by Republicans. It’s now in the hands of a Democratic Working Families majority! Just-take-one-moment-and-soak-this-in. MASSIVE Democratic majorities in BOTH the HOUSE and the SENATE!

Together, the W.F.P built a solid partnership with Senate Democrats, knocking on more than half a million doors for progressive CHANGE. And, in the end, "We the People" overwhelmingly responded. This is a MILESTONE. There’s now a renewed sense of real HOPE resonating from Washington, indeed, around the world. This is powerful. Because, without HOPE, there’s simply nothing to gain.

However, We must be careful not to fall prey to disillusionment. If illusions tear People asunder, then disillusion outright kills the human spirit. In other words, divided THEY conquer, united, WE stand. That this historic moment was ushered in during Native American Indian month is apropos. Because, We must not forget the very real foundations of this idealistic country and pay homage to the 500 plus year struggle of Our First Peoples’ for the basic rights afforded them in Our own Constitution. Obama’s victory is indeed a victory representing the multitudes. It is precisely because his success mirrors the masses, rather than a few wealthy, power-elite that this is so electrifying. A VERY palpable, "Finally!" was the expression heard ’round the world.

The world woke up WEDNESDAY with the real possibility of a very RARE OPPORTUNITY – the best in most Our lifetimes. This is a chance to truly transform America.

But, We mustn’t forget the VERY hard realities existing in this country. Just ask any woman…any "person of color"…or, any First Peoples living in this "great" land. For, as long as Native American Indians in Our country still live in policies of containment on reservations without the very basics, such as running water, electricity, or heat… as long as more than 75% of the prison population includes African-Americans, First and Taino Peoples …as long as We continue to allow Our tax dollars spent to be three times more for each of these prisoners per head than on Our own school childrens’ education…as long as American women continue to earn less than men for the SAME work…as long as We allow privately held corporations to exist without extreme MAJOR reform…as long as We continue to allow Our children to trample on foreign soil to kill and to be killed in "Our" names…as long as We sit idly by expecting or content to let others to "Do the right thing," for us… as long as We DON’T ACTIVELY PARTICIPATE TOGETHER in challenging and fighting for OUR OWN WELL-BEING for the betterment of future generations… as long as We choose to remain ignorant and in denial to Our faults…TRUE CHANGE can, and will NEVER HAPPEN.

Though, like anything rare and unique, We must first take proper time to Honor…to give thanks to those before us who, without their dedication and sacrifice, made this moment possible. We must come together. Immediate formulation and a real plan to guard and to protect this moment with fierce determination is required. New leaders are needed and will emerge so We ensure moments like this become the norm, rather than a mere token fluke. If We HOPE to transform Tuesday’s results into a real break from the shipwreck of the most immediate last thirty years – We MUST start by realizing this election represents just that – a START. It’s Round One of Our LONG and CONTINUOUS struggle.

And, Round Two will be just as tough, if not more so. Staying the course can easily be forgotten when People are dying from inadequate health care; when they’ve found themselves on the streets for lack of shelter and as they grow ever more desperate due to lack of job opportunities. Just ask people of Native or African American descent. Or, one of Our homeless veterans living on America’s streets of plenty.

Yes, the house of cards has fallen HARD and FAST. And, President / V.P. elect Barack Obama and Joe Biden have inherited many seemingly insurmountable challenges. REAL CHANGE – not rhetoric – is what’s needed. And to get it, We MUST demand it. We MUST march and be watchdogs for the sake of the coming generations. Communication with Our politicians is a MUST. MOST importantly, We MUST stand TOGETHER and be willing to fight to protect what is right and what is good for the MANY, NOT the FEW.

UNITED We STAND, DIVIDED, We FALL.

A President Obama will need to be simultaneously supported AND pushed. His training as a community organizer gives one confidence that he’ll not only understand, but should also expect this dynamic. It’s imperative for us to mind the trusty, "Follow the money" strategy. Don’t forget, President elect Obama dually made history by raising the most unprecedented amount of campaign dollars in the HISTORY of U.S. Presidential elections. According to CNN, if annualized, the Obama campaign’s ad spending on the post-primary Presidential campaign would come to US0 million. This amount is only exceeded amongst large corporations such as Verizon and AT&T – both heavy sponsors of the Republican AND the Democratic national party conventions.

At the start of October, the Democratic National Committee announced it raised US.9 million with US.5 million sitting in the bank. The party raised money through joint fund-raising events with Obama and was able to use that money to assist his candidacy. These numbers were only possible because he opted out of the public financing system for the fall campaign. John McCain chose to participate in the system, which limited him to US million for the September / October stretch prior to the election. After initially promising to accept public financing if McCain did, Obama changed his mind after setting primary fund-raising records. In fact, by the time the primaries hit, Obama was raising as much as US million each and every day. The Obama / Biden campaign raised more than US0 million in September alone – a stunning and unprecedented eruption of political giving. This extraordinary fund-raising is bound to set a new standard in politics that could doom the current taxpayer-paid system set up in the 1970’s.

HOPEfully NOT.

The party presidential nominees – Democrat Barack Obama and Republican John McCain – together spent more than US BILLION, also an unprecedented figure. According to White House for Sale, a nonpartisan group that tracks political giving, Obama had 605 bundlers, or donors who collect money from friends and associates and bundle them together. Four years ago, Democrat John F. Kerry had 588 bundlers and, in 2000, Al Gore had none. McCain had 851 bundlers working for his campaign, compared to 557 who raised money for the Bush-Cheney re-election committee in 2004. George W. Bush is largely credited with institutionalizing the role of bundlers in 2000, when he recruited a then unprecedented 555 surrogate fundraisers.

Ask Yourselves: Who really benefits most from having donated to the Obama / Biden campaign?

President – elect Barack Obama & John McCain’s U.S. Presidential campaign funds details:

OBAMA:
Total:US0,767,963
Bundlers:605
LobbyistBundlers:17

MCCAIN:
Total: US2,525,058
Bundlers: 851
Lobbyist Bundlers: 77

See the Center for Responsive Politics Presidential campaign monies for a better perspective:

2008: Obama AND McCain – US.3 BILLION

(Obama: US0,767,963 million / McCain: US2,525,058 million)

2004: Bush AND Kerry – US.2 BILLION

2000: Gore AND Bush – US.56 MILLION

1996: Dole AND Clinton – US.82 MILLION

1992: Clinton AND Bush – US.24 MILLION

* TO SEARCH FOR MEGA-DONERS, CLICK here: www.whitehouseforsale.org/searchDonor.cfm?CandidateSelect… McCain&StateSelect=&SortOrder=Last_Name, First_Name, Middle_Name, Suffix.*

Democrats in Washington and will be under enormous pressure to "play it safe", even as everyone knows We need bold action and some kind of new, New Deal. And, if We allow the "play-it-safe" crowd to dominate, then Obama (and We) will not succeed. Make NO mistake: the corporate big-wigs and free-market fundamentalists see this for exactly what it is: THE FIGHT OF A LIFETIME. They want nothing more than for the Democrats to disappoint, because then the HOPEfulness that Obama represents can be stuffed back in the bottle and cynicism can once again regain its place in Our national political culture.

WE Can’t Let This Happen!

Whether it’s revamping our health care system…implementing a new fair-based trade policy…creating a sound, realistic and well thought-out immigration plan…jobs programs…organizing rights in Washington, or campaign election reform, family leave or fair taxes, this election has set the stage for an ENTIRELY NEW social contract between the government and the People. This election opens up a real possibility – small, but real – that We could make genuine progress as a society, in terms of equality and freedom and true sustainability. In other words, the democracy We preach, but don’t teach. What comes next is up to US. And, We need to seriously ready OURSELVES.

In short, the real meaning of this election hasn’t yet been decided.

Overall, there’s a lot of work to do. It’s imperative that EVERYONE do his share – whether this means attending a neighborhood or union meeting, signing a petition, organizing or riding a bus to a demonstration, going on a lobby visit, making a financial contribution, or just talking to a stranger about the need and desirability of the common good.

Thanks for all you do!
Live your values. Love your country.
And, remember: TOGETHER, We can make a D-I-F-F-E-R-E-N-C-E !

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Legally Blonde The music to open up at celebrity, Sydney tonight

News Media Update…

Theatre manufacturing ‘Legally Blonde’ enjoyed a news call today at Sydney Lyric Theatre at Pyrmont in Sydney.

The play is sold with much fanfare so it is supposed to be interesting to see if program life to its reputation and hype once it plays to call home audiences within Sydney Lyric Theatre, which is part of The Star (officially called Star City Casino).

The celebrity and its company partners took a calculated gamble on working with ‘Legally Blonde’, and you will bet that they’ll be hoping for comparable outstanding outcomes that they obtained with musicals eg ‘Annie’ (which was significant aided with a powerful performance plus some wonderful publicity from Sydney radio symbol Alan Jones).

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News Media was notified that quick sections of four musical figures from show will likely to be carried out, and afterward manufacturers Howard Panter and John Frost and lead cast people Lucy Durack (Elle Woods), Rob Mills (Warner), David Harris (Emmett), Helen Dallimore (Paulette), Erika Heynatz (Brooke Wyndham) and Cameron Daddo (teacher Callahan) will soon be available for meeting and photographs.

The music numbers are going to be:
Severe
Much Better
Whipped Towards Shape
Legally Blonde Remix

In line with the hit movie of the identical name starring Reese Witherspoon, LEGALLY BLONDE may be the award-winning London and Broadway sensation created by a top-of-their-class innovative team, led by Tony Award-winning manager and Olivier Award-nominated choreographer Jerry Mitchell (Hairspray). LEGALLY BLONDE went for three victorious many years in western End, over 2 yrs on Broadway and is currently on a significant UNITED KINGDOM Tour playing to packed homes. Winner of seven significant honors such as the coveted ideal New Musical 2011 (Olivier Awards®) all of this performing, all dancing romantic comedy is approximately knowing who you are and showing everything you’ve got!

The Australian Premiere for this award-winning Broadway and West End feeling was secured for Sydney with the help regarding the NSW Government through Destination NSW together with City of Sydney.

Legally Blonde To Start Tonight…

The Sydney Lyric Theatre is likely to be number to your popular music ‘Legally Blonde’.

Legally Blonde The Musical is the hilarious story of college sweetheart and homecoming queen, Elle Woods – a lady would youn’t just take no for a remedy. Whenever her boyfriend dumps the girl for somebody "serious", Elle leaves along the credit card, strikes the publications and minds for Harvard Law class! Along the way, she demonstrates that becoming true to your self never ever is out of design.

Legally Blonde The music – Winner of Best Musical 2011 Olivier Awards and a smash hit working into its 3rd year from the western End is made by a world-class innovative staff led by Tony Award-winning manager Jerry Mitchell.

On the basis of the motion picture starring Reese Witherspoon and continuing to be true toward script, Legally Blonde the Musical is a feel-good number with a ’90s experience.

College lover Elle heads to legislation college to win back the woman boyfriend Warner after he dumps the girl for someone much more serious, and then graduate top of the woman class and discover a definitely better love interest.

Warner, also, discovers the courage to dump family members expectations of a profession in-law and politics and go after their true calling as a design.

"I seen it on Broadway plus the West End and it’s great. It certainly does perform some movie justice," leading celebrity Lucy Durack says.

"I love the role of Elle. As much as she appears like she hasn’t an attention in the world, folks are unkind to the lady and judge the lady and she struggles with this.

"But she takes an optimistic path and rises above it. She does not take the reduced roadway, previously. The complete program is a celebration – be who you are, the best form of your self, and stay proud."

LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL opens up in ‘las vegas’ Sydney tonight!

Websites

Legally Blonde The Musical (Australian Continent)
www.legallyblonde.com.au

The Celebrity
www.star.com.au

Sydney Lyric Theatre
www.sydneylyric.com.au

Echo Entertainment
www.echoentertainment.com.au

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Legally Blonde The Musical opens in the Star, Sydney

GALA GLOBE AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE
PURPLE CARPET ARRIVALS AND AFTER PARTY

Media tend to be invited to cover the Purple Carpet arrivals within Gala Australian Premiere of the award winning musical LEGALLY BLONDE on Thursday October 4, 2012. Friends during the opening night feature NSW Minister for significant Activities plus the Arts George Souris; X Factor judges Mel B and Natalie Bassingthwaite; Adam Garcia; Danielle Spencer; Home and Away’s Dan Ewing, Lisa Gormley, David Jones Roberts and Rhiannon Fish; Triple J morning meal team Tom Ballard and Alex Dyson; MTV’s Keiynan Lonsdale, Kate Peck and Jules Sebastian; tv characters David Campbell, Michael Caton, Laura Csortan, Gigi Edgley, Josh Horner and Kerri-Anne Kennerley; performers of musical theatre including Kelley Abbey, Simon Burke, Bobby Fox, Amanda Harrison and Ian Stenlake; alongside the UK producer of LEGALLY BLONDE Howard Panter along with his Australian co-producer John Frost.

Sydney continues to secure first class enjoyment compliment of our friends on Star and Lyric, therefore we encourage one to check out what all of the fuss is approximately.

Enhance…

OPENING NIGHT GUESTS include:

Kelley Abbey
Mel B
Tom Ballard
Natalie Bassingthwaite
Angela Bishop
Simon Burke
Tina Bursill
David Campbell
Michael Caton
Michael Cormick
Laura Csortan
Paulini Curuenavuli
Andrew Daddo
Lochie Daddo
Chloe Dallimore
Lorrae Desmond
Alex Dyson
Gigi Edgley
Dan Ewing
Rhiannon Fish
Bobby Fox
Mia Freedman
Adam Garcia
Mark Geyer
Julie Lea Goodwin
Lisa Gormley
Amanda Harrison
Nancye Hayes
Josh Horner
George Houvardes
Verity Hunt-Ballard
Bartholomew John
David Jones Roberts
Kerri-Anne Kennerley
Toni Lamond
Damien Leith
Keiynan Lonsdale
Stephen Mahy
Reece Maston
Andrew McFarlane
Marney McQueen
Sharon Millerchip
Ben Mingay
Tara Morice
Peter Morrissey
Amanda Muggleton
Callan Mulvey
Timomatic
Stephen Page
Kate Peck
Ed Phillips
Kathryn Robinson
Jordan Rodrigues
Magdalena Roze
Anne Sanders
Jules Sebastian
The Hon George Souris
Danielle Spencer
Ian Stenlake
Erik Thomson
Maria Venuti
Brian Walsh
Richard Wilkins
Gus Worland

Based on the hit motion picture of the identical title featuring Reese Witherspoon, LEGALLY BLONDE may be the award-winning London and Broadway feeling produced by a top-of-their-class creative team, led by Tony Award-winning manager and Olivier Award-nominated choreographer Jerry Mitchell (Hairspray). LEGALLY BLONDE went for three triumphant many years when you look at the western End, over couple of years on Broadway and it is at this time on a major UNITED KINGDOM Tour playing to packed houses. Winner of seven major prizes including the coveted Best New Musical 2011 (Olivier Awards®) all of this performing, all dancing intimate comedy is mostly about once you understand who you are and showing everything you’ve got!

The Australian Premiere of the award-winning Broadway and western End feeling was guaranteed for Sydney using the assistance associated with the NSW national through Destination NSW and City of Sydney.

The Sydney Lyric Theatre is going to be host into the popular musical ‘Legally Blonde’.

Legally Blonde The Musical may be the hilarious story of college sweetheart and homecoming queen, Elle Woods – a lady would youn’t simply take no for a remedy. Whenever her boyfriend dumps the girl for somebody "serious", Elle places along the credit card, strikes the books and minds for Harvard Law School! On the way, she proves that being real to your self never fades of design.

Legally Blonde The Musical – Winner of ideal Musical 2011 Olivier Awards and a smash struck working into its third 12 months regarding western End was made by a world-class innovative staff led by Tony Award-winning director Jerry Mitchell.

On the basis of the film starring Reese Witherspoon and continuing to be real to your script, Legally Blonde the Musical is a feel-good quantity with a ’90s experience.

University lover Elle heads to legislation college to regain the woman boyfriend Warner after he dumps her for some one more serious, and then graduate top of the woman class and find a better love interest.

Warner, also, locates the nerve to dump family objectives of a vocation in law and politics and go after their real calling as a model.

"i have seen it on Broadway in addition to West End and it’s great. It really does do the motion picture justice," leading actress Lucy Durack claims.

"i enjoy the role of Elle. As much as she seems like she hasn’t a care worldwide, people are unkind to the girl and judge her and she struggles with that.

"But she takes an optimistic path and rises above it. She doesn’t make the low roadway, ever. The entire program is a celebration – be who you are, top version of yourself, and stay pleased."

Websites

Legally Blonde The Musical (Australia)
www.legallyblonde.com.au

The Star
www.star.com.au

Sydney Lyric Theatre
www.sydneylyric.com.au

Echo Entertainment
www.echoentertainment.com.au

Eva Rinaldi Photography Flickr
www.flickr.com/evarinaldiphotography

Eva Rinaldi Photographer
www.evarinaldi.com

Songs Information Australia
www.musicnewsaustralia.com

IP Promotion
www.ippublicity.com.au

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quapan You cannot stop seeing the variety of advertisements for credit rating card uses these days. It could be luring to subscribe as they supply attractive rates and also appealing motivations. So, why ought to you trouble with a secured debt card deal?In some cases, safeguarded charge card may work. If the money firms frequently decline your application, then you shed the possibility of obtaining one. Without credit score record, you certainly locate it almost impossible to safeguard a card. If the court states you as a bankrupt, what are your chances of getting one? As you could see, it boils down to your individual monetary scenario. Nevertheless, do not allow it avoid from acquiring a charge card. You can opt for safeguarded bank card in such circumstances.So, just how does it work

? The financial companies will certainly require you to pledge your saving account with a minimum of 500 dollars as security. A few of them might need higher down payments. Your credit history restriction depends upon the amount of conserving you have. This means that the card companies will certainly give a complete debt line according to your account equilibrium. Must you skip your settlement, you will lose your saving. As a result, to obtain a credit history card, you should have a conserving account or a deposit slip with a minimum of 500 bucks. You will feel a lot more comfy having a credit report card in this manner without stressing regarding over spending.Usually the money business don’t accept standard card application if you have negative credit scores.

So the other alternative is to get secured bank card. They evaluate your application just based on your savings as well as not your credit report. Being an university trainee, you know that obtaining a credit rating card is testing because you require to develop your credit scores. You cannot get a normal one if you could not provide your credit report background report. Therefore, most university student normally pick safe charge card that require no credit rating report.Bankruptcy could prevent you from getting a typical card. The optimal way is to request a safeguarded charge card. It is simpler to get approval compared with various other sort of cards.To establish the finest offers, you examine the offers from Visa, MasterCard, American Express, as well as Discover online. Doing on the internet research could offer you with beneficial details

about their offers. Nevertheless, not all the offers coincide. So, you need to evaluate their deals first before you submit your application. Right here is a possible list of items you must think about.1. Just what are their rate of interest? 2. Do they charge any extra fees such as an application cost? 3. Do they report to the 3 credit rating reporting bureaus about your application?The ideal safeguarded bank card ought to fulfill all your needs. Ideally, choose those that come
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. Make sure that the card companies report to the credit reporting bureaus. This will update your credit report in the future supplied you pay promptly. This will certainly additionally help you with your application for regular cards.You demand time and also initiative in carefully examining and also contrasting various types of protected debt card bargains. Whether you are an insolvent, a trainee or a poor credit rating paymaster, protected credit history cards are far better selections although you have a restriction on exactly how you spend your loan. Most importantly, you have a far better cash monitoring as a result of the restriction. Do you want a lot more short articles on credit rating card deal such as balance transfer and consolidation? Andy Lim developed a web site on credit report card tips. Free of charge details, please go

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New Millennium Financial institution Protected Bank card Review

The New Centuries Financial institution protected charge card is a just recently introduced bank card targeted at those who intend to boost their debt rating, or develop a good credit history ranking from the ground up. This post takes a look at the card in much more detail, as well as summarises whether it is an advised credit choice for this target location of the marketplace.

New Millennium Financial institution is a community financial institution that lies in Somerset as well as New Brunswick. The company were started in 1999, as well as has expanded quickly over the years by supplying a series of banking solutions and credit score items. The protected charge card is one of its more recent endeavors.

The New Millennium Bank safeguarded charge card works in similar means as a ‘typical’ unsafe credit report card, with the exception of the fact that there is no credit line being supplied. Rather, the cardholder has their credit rating limitation protected by a quantity of their own cost savings. This quantity can range from $ 300 to $ 5,000, and relies on the quantity of the down payment.

Applications for this card are typically made via the New Centuries Bank site, and also as the card is secured by the customers possess money, no debt check is executed throughout application. The primary approval need is that the customer meets the terms as well as conditions of the United States Patriot Act, and also proves that they are a legitimate United States person.

The candidate could mention whether they would certainly choose their card to carry the MasterCard or Visa logo. Whichever one they pick, the card could be used at millions of areas worldwide to spend for all kinds of product or services, in addition to for withdrawing cash money at around 750,000 ATM’s both at residence and also abroad.

Like a common bank card, owners of the New Centuries Bank secured card will certainly receive a regular monthly declaration that lists their spending and also requires them to make a repayment on or prior to a set due day. As long as this repayment is made the card could be continued to be utilized in the typical manner.

The primary distinction with a secured credit scores card is that if the account holder regularly misses out on these monthly repayments and also winds up back-pedaling the card, they will certainly have cash secured of their deposit to cover the quantities. Consequently, safeguarded charge card are without a doubt the very best bank card for those that do not desire to take the chance of building up financial obligation that they can not pay for to pay back.

The New Millennium Financial institution secured charge card is also recommended for those that intend to develop (or re-build) their credit report, as it offers regularly reporting to all 3 of the national debt bureaus in the country. This means that through excellent credit score behaviour it is possible to boost your credit report score, and also in time come to be qualified for better worth economic items.

Overall, this card can is a god alternative for those looking for a choice to an unsecured credit scores card, but it is important that anybody that wants applying reads the terms and also problems. Just like the majority of credit cards, the New Millennium Financial institution secured charge card makes a number of fees and charges for different services, and also you must be aware of these prior to requesting the product.

Do The Smart Thing Get A Prepaid Credit Card

Many wonder if they should get a prepaid credit card. There are many reasons people sign up for these cards today. Some like the convenience of using these cards. Whereas some use them to build their credit scores back up. In contrast, some use it for both these reasons.

The way a prepaid card works is that a person will sign up for a card, pay a small annual fee, fund it and start using it like a regular line of credit. There are no interest fees associated with the card as there would be with a standard credit card because the owner of the card has funded the card with his or her own money. The money spent with the card prevents the person from going into debt because they cannot spend more than they have placed on the card.

It is accepted in any place which accepts traditional credit cards, and also in ATM’s. This is therefore, a convenient card to use. The card however, helps those with bad credit looking to increase their credit score.

The credit score is very important because it is used to determine whether or not a person will be approved for a loan or line of credit. Also, it determines the amount of interest a person will pay on a loan or line of credit. The higher the credit score, the lower interest rate a person will have to pay. Everyone of course wants to pay the lowest interest rate possible.

People can maintain their high credit score by paying their bills on time. Also, people should strive to keep their available balance over sixty percent of their total line of credit. For instance a person who has a credit limit of ten thousand dollars on one account, should try not to charge more than four thousand dollars on that card in order to maintain a high credit rating.

But for those with a bad credit score, getting a traditional credit card might not be possible. For them, a prepaid card could be the answer. The prepaid card is tracked by the credit reporting bureaus just like the traditional cards.

The person who uses the prepaid cards regularly will typically build up good credit when they use it responsibly. The company that issued the prepaid card will see that this person is being responsible with his or her finances and is likely to report favorably on their credit report. In addition, the issuing company might be so impressed that they offer the person a traditional credit card as well.

People can choose from many card companies. And they should realize that even if their credit history is not perfect, they still need to be treated like a top notch customer by the card company. After all, the card holder turning their money over to this company and is not asking for a line of credit. The company that does not treat everyone with respect should be avoided.

The prepaid credit card is one way to spend money conveniently. And one way to build a high credit score without getting into debt.

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The Chalk Bluffs early in the morning.

Taken on a trip to the Miracle Mile in Wyoming on the last weekend in March of 08 with a few of my pals. The fishing was no good because of the weather but it created ideal conditions for me.
So this place is somewhere my family has been taking me forever. My grandparents have a little Airstream trailer that sits up at the river year round. Propane heat, oven and stove. Roughing it, with a little comfort mixed in.
Conditions can be pretty rough, both in summer and winter…..and in March! It’s a long way out on dirt roads that see VERY little activity. If you break down it could be a day before you see anyone. On this trip we were reminded of just how vulnerable we as humans are to nature.

On Sunday, the day we planned to leave, we awoke to a little snow on the ground and pretty cold temperatures. It really wasn’t sticking to the ground though. The boys weren’t afraid and they tried their luck at the fishing again that morning. After a few hours they called it quits and we started to pack up and clean the trailer. My buddy really wanted to try and land a fish in the tough conditions so he went down to the river to try one last time before we headed home.
I joined him, to try and take a few photos of him fishing in the snow. As soon as we got to the river the snow picked up a little. Then a lot. He had barely gotten himself into the freezing cold water before he turned around and looked at me like, "Holy $%@#, we should probably get out of here!"
And we did. We locked up the trailer and hit the road.

Now my buddies were in a 4 wheel drive Jeep and I was in a front wheel drive Altima. No chains. We drove in on dry roads and we were leaving in blizzard conditions. There are a few different roads leading out of the Mile and I had to choose which one to take. One road takes you up and over a pass but once you get over the pass the roads are paved and it’s the shortest route. The other way is pretty flat but it’s out on the plains and many times the road drifts over and it’s hard to see where the road is. Sometimes the drifts are 10 feet tall and then you’re screwed, for lack of a better term. So I thought we’d try our luck at the pass. Yeah, not so much. The first major hill and my car started spinning about three quarters of the way up. Luckily we hadn’t gone down that road long before we realized it was not an option.

We turned around, or rather my car did a donut and turned me around and we headed the other way. I’ve driven in white out conditions before but nothing prepared me for the journey I, and my trusty friends, would take. Just like I suspected the road was full of drifts and with the blizzard conditions visibility was next to nothing. For two and a half hours I followed a few little bushes sticking out of the road hoping that I was on the right path. Honestly it was hard to see if I was on the road or out in the prairie. White as white could be.

We made it off of the dirt roads and to a little town called Hanna. Now if you’ve ever been to Wyoming you know that outside of a few of the "major" cities, EVERYTHING closes down at 6pm on a Sunday. We rolled into town about 5:55. Just enough time for me to get a pack of smokes at the grocery store and trust me I needed them. The folks at the store told us EVERY road out of Hanna was closed. Hanna has NO motels. None. I was pretty sure I was sleeping in my car that night cuddled up to my furry dog.

At this point we needed gas too. I always fill my tank before I head out on the dirt roads because I know what can happen. No real gas stations in Hanna but they do have a few pumps that take a credit card. That works, if only the pumps worked. No luck.

So we decided to drive a few more miles to Interstate 80 because we figured that was our best option. Luckily the highway ramp wasn’t closed and we decided to press our luck and try and get to Laramie which was about 70 miles away. Laramie was the only gas or lodging available. I had less than a quarter tank.

Actually I-80 was the best driving conditions we saw but that really isn’t saying much. Visibility was a little better though. We made it to Laramie, and gas, and we were again told that all roads out of Laramie were closed. Hundred of semis, cars and trucks sat at on ramps around Laramie. We decided to call Wyoming Dep’t of Transportation to see if Highway 287 was open. They said yes but probably not for long. We made it out of Laramie and got past the gates before they closed them. I’m not sure if that was a good thing or not, looking back.

By now it was dark, very cold, and the wind was blowing like crazy. My buddy took the lead because he had the 4 wheel drive and better headlights. The snow was whipping around and making it really hard to see. We had to drive a little ways, find a road marker, drive a little more till we spotted the next. Most cars in the other lane were stopped with their hazard lights on. We kept on trucking. Up and over the pass we went. We drove through piles of drifted snow. The wind howled like I’ve never seen it before. At one point it literally moved my car about 4 feet. Slid it right along the frozen ground. All of a sudden I was in the oncoming lane, or what I thing was the oncoming lane. Scary stuff.

So we finally made it back to Fort Collins. The wicked conditions didn’t let up until we reached the city limits. A trip that usually takes three and half hours took almost seven!
Seven hours of hunching over the steering wheel to see out of the windshield. Seven hours of gripping that steering wheel like it was a piece of rope and I was dangling over the edge. 🙂

I’m glad I had a few friends that didn’t panic and knew what they were doing. I’ve never been so glad to be home from a trip.

Thanks for reading my story.

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Legally Blonde The music to open up on celebrity, Sydney this evening

Press Update…

Theatre production ‘Legally Blonde’ liked a news telephone call this morning at Sydney Lyric Theatre at Pyrmont in Sydney.

The play includes much fanfare so that it will undoubtedly be interesting to see in the event that program life around its reputation and buzz once it plays to live viewers in the Sydney Lyric Theatre, which can be part of The celebrity (officially called celebrity City Casino).

The Star and its company partners took a calculated gamble on working with ‘Legally Blonde’, and you may bet that they will be dreaming about comparable outstanding results that they obtained with musicals such as for example ‘Annie’ (that has been significant assisted alongside a very good performance many wonderful promotion from Sydney radio icon Alan Jones).

Sydney consistently secure top notch activity as a result of our buddies in the celebrity and Lyric, and now we encourage that check out just what most of the hassle is all about.

Enhance…

Press was notified that short segments of four musical figures from the show will be performed, and a short while later producers Howard Panter and John Frost and lead cast users Lucy Durack (Elle Woods), Rob Mills (Warner), David Harris (Emmett), Helen Dallimore (Paulette), Erika Heynatz (Brooke Wyndham) and Cameron Daddo (teacher Callahan) are designed for interview and photographs.

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On the basis of the hit film of the same name starring Reese Witherspoon, LEGALLY BLONDE is the award-winning London and Broadway sensation developed by a top-of-their-class innovative staff, led by Tony Award-winning director and Olivier Award-nominated choreographer Jerry Mitchell (Hairspray). LEGALLY BLONDE ran for three victorious years in the western End, over couple of years on Broadway and it is currently on a major UNITED KINGDOM Tour playing to packed homes. Winner of seven major honors like the coveted Best New Musical 2011 (Olivier Awards®) this all performing, all dance romantic comedy is all about knowing who you are and showing everything’ve got!

The Australian Premiere for this award-winning Broadway and West End sensation had been secured for Sydney with all the help of NSW national through Destination NSW plus the City of Sydney.

Legally Blonde To Open Tonight…

The Sydney Lyric Theatre will be host towards popular musical ‘Legally Blonde’.

Legally Blonde The Musical is the hilarious tale of college lover and homecoming queen, Elle Woods – a lady would youn’t just take no for an answer. Whenever the woman boyfriend dumps her for some body "serious", Elle leaves along the bank card, hits the publications and heads for Harvard Law class! As you go along, she shows that being true to yourself never fades of style.

Legally Blonde The Musical – Winner of ideal Musical 2011 Olivier Awards and a smash hit working into its 3rd 12 months regarding West End is made by a world-class innovative staff led by Tony Award-winning manager Jerry Mitchell.

Based on the motion picture featuring Reese Witherspoon and remaining true to your script, Legally Blonde the Musical is a feel-good number with a ’90s experience.

University lover Elle heads to law school to regain her boyfriend Warner after he dumps the girl for some one more severe, only to graduate top of the woman course and discover a definitely better love interest.

Warner, too, locates the courage to dump family objectives of a career in-law and politics and go after his true calling as a model.

"i have seen it on Broadway together with western End and it’s great. It certainly does do the film justice," leading actress Lucy Durack states.

"Everyone loves the role of Elle. Just as much as she appears like she hasn’t a treatment on earth, people are unkind to the girl and assess her and she struggles with that.

"But she takes an optimistic course and rises above it. She does not use the low road, ever before. The entire tv show is a celebration – be who you really are, the most effective version of your self, and be proud."

LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL starts in ‘las vegas’ Sydney today!

Websites

Legally Blonde The Musical (Australia)
www.legallyblonde.com.au

The Star
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Sydney Lyric Theatre
www.sydneylyric.com.au

Echo Entertainment
www.echoentertainment.com.au

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Legally Blonde The Musical opens up at The Star, Sydney

GALA WORLD AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE
PURPLE CARPET ARRIVALS AND AFTER CELEBRATION

Media tend to be welcomed to cover the Purple Carpet arrivals within Gala Australian Premiere of award winning music LEGALLY BLONDE on Thursday October 4, 2012. Friends within orifice night include NSW Minister for significant occasions together with Arts George Souris; X Factor judges Mel B and Natalie Bassingthwaite; Adam Garcia; Danielle Spencer; Home and Away’s Dan Ewing, Lisa Gormley, David Jones Roberts and Rhiannon Fish; Triple J morning meal staff Tom Ballard and Alex Dyson; MTV’s Keiynan Lonsdale, Kate Peck and Jules Sebastian; television personalities David Campbell, Michael Caton, Laura Csortan, Gigi Edgley, Josh Horner and Kerri-Anne Kennerley; performers of music theatre including Kelley Abbey, Simon Burke, Bobby Fox, Amanda Harrison and Ian Stenlake; alongside the UK producer of LEGALLY BLONDE Howard Panter and his Australian co-producer John Frost.

Sydney will continue to secure world class enjoyment by way of our pals at celebrity and Lyric, so we encourage you to definitely consider just what all the fuss is about.

Enhance…

STARTING EVENING GUESTS feature:

Kelley Abbey
Mel B
Tom Ballard
Natalie Bassingthwaite
Angela Bishop
Simon Burke
Tina Bursill
David Campbell
Michael Caton
Michael Cormick
Laura Csortan
Paulini Curuenavuli
Andrew Daddo
Lochie Daddo
Chloe Dallimore
Lorrae Desmond
Alex Dyson
Gigi Edgley
Dan Ewing
Rhiannon Fish
Bobby Fox
Mia Freedman
Adam Garcia
Mark Geyer
Julie Lea Goodwin
Lisa Gormley
Amanda Harrison
Nancye Hayes
Josh Horner
George Houvardes
Verity Hunt-Ballard
Bartholomew John
David Jones Roberts
Kerri-Anne Kennerley
Toni Lamond
Damien Leith
Keiynan Lonsdale
Stephen Mahy
Reece Maston
Andrew McFarlane
Marney McQueen
Sharon Millerchip
Ben Mingay
Tara Morice
Peter Morrissey
Amanda Muggleton
Callan Mulvey
Timomatic
Stephen Webpage
Kate Peck
Ed Phillips
Kathryn Robinson
Jordan Rodrigues
Magdalena Roze
Anne Sanders
Jules Sebastian
The Hon George Souris
Danielle Spencer
Ian Stenlake
Erik Thomson
Maria Venuti
Brian Walsh
Richard Wilkins
Gus Worland

On the basis of the hit film of the same title starring Reese Witherspoon, LEGALLY BLONDE is the award-winning London and Broadway feeling produced by a top-of-their-class imaginative staff, led by Tony Award-winning manager and Olivier Award-nominated choreographer Jerry Mitchell (Hairspray). LEGALLY BLONDE went for three triumphant years when you look at the western End, over 2 yrs on Broadway and is presently on an important British journey playing to packed homes. Winner of seven significant prizes including the coveted Best New Musical 2011 (Olivier Awards®) this all singing, all dancing enchanting comedy is about once you understand who you really are and showing everything’ve got!

The Australian Premiere for this award-winning Broadway and western End feeling had been secured for Sydney using the help of this NSW Government through Destination NSW together with City of Sydney.

The Sydney Lyric Theatre will likely be number into the famous musical ‘Legally Blonde’.

Legally Blonde The Musical may be the hilarious story of college lover and homecoming queen, Elle Woods – a lady who doesn’t take no for a solution. Whenever her boyfriend dumps the girl for somebody "serious", Elle places along the charge card, hits the publications and heads for Harvard Law class! Along the way, she shows that becoming real to your self never ever goes out of style.

Legally Blonde The music – Winner of Best Musical 2011 Olivier Awards and a smash hit operating into its third 12 months on the western End was made by a world-class innovative staff led by Tony Award-winning manager Jerry Mitchell.

On the basis of the motion picture starring Reese Witherspoon and remaining true toward script, Legally Blonde the Musical is a feel-good quantity with a ’90s feel.

University lover Elle heads to legislation school to regain her boyfriend Warner after he dumps the girl for someone more severe, and then graduate top of her course in order to find a greater love interest.

Warner, also, finds the nerve to dump family objectives of a profession in-law and politics and pursue their real calling as a design.

"I seen it on Broadway therefore the western End and it is great. It surely does do the movie justice," leading actress Lucy Durack claims.

"Everyone loves the part of Elle. Around she looks like she’sn’t an attention on earth, folks are unkind to her and judge the lady and she struggles with this.

"But she takes a positive path and rises above it. She doesn’t make the reduced roadway, previously. The complete tv show is a celebration – be who you really are, best form of your self, and stay happy."

Websites

Legally Blonde The Musical (Australian Continent)
www.legallyblonde.com.au

The Celebrity
www.star.com.au

Sydney Lyric Theatre
www.sydneylyric.com.au

Echo Entertainment
www.echoentertainment.com.au

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Legally Blonde The Music opens up on Star, Sydney

GALA WORLD AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE
PURPLE CARPET ARRIVALS AND UPON CELEBRATION

Media tend to be invited to pay for the Purple Carpet arrivals at the Gala Australian Premiere associated with the award winning musical LEGALLY BLONDE on Thursday October 4, 2012. Visitors on orifice evening feature NSW Minister for Major Events while the Arts George Souris; X Factor judges Mel B and Natalie Bassingthwaite; Adam Garcia; Danielle Spencer; Home and Away’s Dan Ewing, Lisa Gormley, David Jones Roberts and Rhiannon Fish; Triple J morning meal group Tom Ballard and Alex Dyson; MTV’s Keiynan Lonsdale, Kate Peck and Jules Sebastian; tv personalities David Campbell, Michael Caton, Laura Csortan, Gigi Edgley, Josh Horner and Kerri-Anne Kennerley; stars of musical theatre including Kelley Abbey, Simon Burke, Bobby Fox, Amanda Harrison and Ian Stenlake; alongside the UK producer of LEGALLY BLONDE Howard Panter along with his Australian co-producer John Frost.

Sydney will continue to secure top notch activity by way of our pals during the celebrity and Lyric, and we also encourage one to check-out just what most of the hassle is mostly about.

Enhance…

OPENING NIGHT GUESTS feature:

Kelley Abbey
Mel B
Tom Ballard
Natalie Bassingthwaite
Angela Bishop
Simon Burke
Tina Bursill
David Campbell
Michael Caton
Michael Cormick
Laura Csortan
Paulini Curuenavuli
Andrew Daddo
Lochie Daddo
Chloe Dallimore
Lorrae Desmond
Alex Dyson
Gigi Edgley
Dan Ewing
Rhiannon Fish
Bobby Fox
Mia Freedman
Adam Garcia
Mark Geyer
Julie Lea Goodwin
Lisa Gormley
Amanda Harrison
Nancye Hayes
Josh Horner
George Houvardes
Verity Hunt-Ballard
Bartholomew John
David Jones Roberts
Kerri-Anne Kennerley
Toni Lamond
Damien Leith
Keiynan Lonsdale
Stephen Mahy
Reece Maston
Andrew McFarlane
Marney McQueen
Sharon Millerchip
Ben Mingay
Tara Morice
Peter Morrissey
Amanda Muggleton
Callan Mulvey
Timomatic
Stephen Page
Kate Peck
Ed Phillips
Kathryn Robinson
Jordan Rodrigues
Magdalena Roze
Anne Sanders
Jules Sebastian
The Hon George Souris
Danielle Spencer
Ian Stenlake
Erik Thomson
Maria Venuti
Brian Walsh
Richard Wilkins
Gus Worland

Based on the hit motion picture of the same title starring Reese Witherspoon, LEGALLY BLONDE could be the award-winning London and Broadway sensation produced by a top-of-their-class imaginative group, led by Tony Award-winning manager and Olivier Award-nominated choreographer Jerry Mitchell (Hairspray). LEGALLY BLONDE went for three triumphant many years within the western End, over 2 yrs on Broadway and it is at this time on a major UNITED KINGDOM journey playing to packed homes. Winner of seven major awards like the coveted Best brand new Musical 2011 (Olivier Awards®) all of this singing, all dance romantic comedy is about once you understand who you are and showing what you’ve got!

The Australian Premiere of the award-winning Broadway and western End sensation was secured for Sydney using help of this NSW national through Destination NSW and City of Sydney.

The Sydney Lyric Theatre will probably be host into the famous musical ‘Legally Blonde’.

Legally Blonde The Musical could be the hilarious story of university lover and homecoming queen, Elle Woods – a girl would youn’t take no for a remedy. When her boyfriend dumps the girl for someone "serious", Elle puts along the charge card, hits the books and minds for Harvard Law class! Along the way, she demonstrates that being real to your self never ever is out of style.

Legally Blonde The Musical – Winner of ideal Musical 2011 Olivier Awards and a smash hit running into its 3rd year on West End is made by a world-class creative team led by Tony Award-winning manager Jerry Mitchell.

Based on the film starring Reese Witherspoon and continuing to be real towards the script, Legally Blonde the Musical is a feel-good number with a ’90s feel.

University sweetheart Elle heads off to law college to win back her boyfriend Warner after he dumps the lady for somebody more serious, only to graduate top of the woman course in order to find a better love interest.

Warner, also, finds the courage to dump family members objectives of a profession in law and politics and go after his true calling as a design.

"I seen it on Broadway in addition to West End and it is great. It certainly does perform some film justice," leading actress Lucy Durack claims.

"I love the part of Elle. Whenever she seems like she hasn’t a care in the world, folks are unkind to this lady and judge her and she struggles with this.

"But she takes a confident course and rises above it. She doesn’t use the reasonable road, ever before. Your whole show is a celebration – be who you really are, best version of your self, and get happy."

Websites

Legally Blonde The Musical (Australian Continent)
www.legallyblonde.com.au

The Star
www.star.com.au

Sydney Lyric Theatre
www.sydneylyric.com.au

Echo Entertainment
www.echoentertainment.com.au

Eva Rinaldi Photography Flickr
www.flickr.com/evarinaldiphotography

Eva Rinaldi Photography
www.evarinaldi.com

Music Information Australian Continent
www.musicnewsaustralia.com

IP Publicity
www.ippublicity.com.au

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We turned off our landline this week.

When we bought our not-really-new-anymore house in summer of 2007 and called to have phone service turned on, we also asked if they could send out a tech to install a new jack for the room that would be my office. The house is 120 years old and lack of phone jacks was but one of its quirks. Turned out, though, that wasn’t even the biggest phone-service-related surprise we’d encounter upon moving in.

It seems that someone in our home’s long past had decided that the house didn’t need a landline, would *never* need a landline, and thus, removed the cabling to the street. This is apparently not supposed to be done without some kind of official decree from the phone company, recorded in triplicate, so our poor Verizon installer, when he discovered this situation, had to call his supervisor to come out so that both of their heads could explode in unison.

Before the afternoon was over, the phone company had stopped traffic on the very busy street outside to run new cabling to our house. For all that effort, we were left with one functioning jack: the new, double-outlet one in my office. All the others in the house had had their wires cut, presumably by the same anti-phone remodeler who took the entire house off the grid at some point.

Having one jack seemed like it would be a bother, but I figured we’d get a multi-phone wireless setup, or a VOIP phone, or something. Meanwhile, the jack in my office let me set up the DSL and a fax machine, and of course we had cell phones, so it was no pressing matter to wire the rest of the house.

Nineteen months later, we still hadn’t wired the rest of the house. We give out our cell numbers if someone needs to know how to reach us. When the land line rings, we generally ignore it, much as the phone company has ignored my emails asking what I can do about the multiple daily spoofed-number calls from scammers who claim to be authorized to help me lower my credit card interest rates. The only other people who call me are NARAL, the ACLU, and the local fraternal order of police, all wanting my money. Which is why I hadn’t bothered to pick up voice mail messages since, oh, last July. I didn’t even know what the number to call to get them was, anymore. I’d used my fax machine about three times in nineteen months—two of them in the first summer we lived here, to finalize the sale of our old house. I don’t even need phone service for Internet, as our particular service is no-phone-line DSL.

I guess it took way too long to realize that there was no longer any reason to write a .47 check to Verizon every month.

I expected the phone company to flail and thrash about a bit when I called to break the news, and was not disappointed. Got the hard sell about how Verizon would be the only ones who could save my life if I needed to dial 911 really fast on a bad sunspots day, or something. I stood firm, if not a bit bitchy. Where was all this concern about my needs the last time I emailed their fraud department?

It doesn’t matter. It’s over. Our house is still wired, but we’re once again off the grid. Someday it will seem adorably quaint that I thought we needed to be on it.

Update on March 7: Today’s mail brought a refund check from Verizon of the credit on our account. The total? Eighty-one cents.

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Part 10: Istanbul and Prince Islands

7th of May 2004•17:58 hours

At last I have some time to write again. Now I am on the boat, coming from an island to the mainland, together with Oytun from the hospitalityclub. Since my arival yesterday morning we spent all time together. He picked me up from the station and after I dropped my backpack in his car and we eat someting on a terrass, we went sightseeing. First we visited a large underground cover from the 6th century, the Yerebatan Sarayi (sunk palace), a splendid dark space with water dropping everywhere from the ceiling. Then we went to the Ayasofya Camii Muzesi (Hagia Sofia), the most famous religious colossus from early Christianity, of splendid natural stone. Built in 532 as a church, but turned it into a mosque by sultan Mehmet in 1453 by renaming it and adding some tours. In the same area is the castle complex Topkapi Sarayi, where we spent a couple of hours examining the superb buildings, art treasures and weapons. Especially the harem labyrinth was very particular, although tourists were pushed through the complex in rapid speed. Afterwards we made a walk through the park to the car and visited the art academy, which is directly on the waterfront and has a terrace with a wonderful view. While Oytin and his girlfriend followed a lesson I enjoyed the time dreaming away and enjoying the view on passing ships. After Seray, his girlfriend, was finished with her sculpture, we drove to the central Taximquare on the hillock with a taxi to walk along the busy but car-free mainstreet. Underway they let me taste their favoriete snacks in the passage. Downstairs we ended up in a narrow street full of chairs for terrases. While drinking beer and eating fried potatoes we spoke about Dutch and Turkish singularities. On the way back we passed Seray’s loved clothing fair and found even more delicacies. Underway to the apartment of Oytan’ s parents I felt tired and dirty. I took a delicious shower at Oytan thuis and whereas I had not much more to say, he let see his photocollection on his computer. Once in bed I slept already before my host had turned offt his computer .

The next morning I woke up at half past six again, but fortunately I was able to sleep a little further. Still half sleepily Iexamined a little guide book about Istanbul and I discovered that I had seen already much of its main monuments. On a small square for the corn bazar we had breakfast with tosti’s and tea, whereupon we went to smell the sesonings inside the bazar. We passed the Yeni Camii mosque with so many cupolas and minarets and then strolled towards the water, where decided to take a boat to the Kizil Adalar (prince islands). Several beautiful old steamers were ready for departure and quite regularly a ship arrived and left, leaving behind hundreds of suburbians. On the water I am totally in my element and a considerable wind was blowing, so big waves were splashing against the ship. But Oytan found it pretty cold near the water and went sitting inside. On the first island, Kinaliada, we got off right away, Here he had also never been. It was still cuite calm on the island, we were the only tourists. At many places people were reparing their houses and prepare the streets for the summer. Also in the little restaurant we were the only guests. The traditional Turkish salads with small fishes and köfte (meatballs) tasted delicious and two cats enjoyed head and tails of the fish. After a walk we could obtain still exactly the boat to largest of the islands. On this island beautil villas can be found; surrounded by huge gardens with palm- and pine trees. After a second walk we came on picknick place, where we enjoyed the view, the smashing waves and the spring sun. On the boat Oytan was considerably exhausted and slept almost the complete trip, whereas I had enough time to write again in my diary.

9th of May 2004•10:52 hours

I had not seen that not only the times and the airport changed but also the day of my cheap flight from Corendon. I had therefore gone for nothing to the airport and had to endure a strict terrorist control. No matter if I wanted or not, I had to remain one day longer in Istanbul. It was not possible to stay again at Oytun’s place for an extra night because he got family visit, and I also did not want to bother him as well. But still he wanted to pick me up by car and bring me to a place to sleep. We decided to try it at the youth hostel but ended up in the traffic-jam. Hours later, with a side-trip through the Russian market district, where we first could not get out anymore, we succeeded nevertheless to come at the youth hostel. Moreover, there was enough place, so I could select a bed select and afterwards I went roaming round in the district Sultanachmed. I had the time to examine all large mosks from in- and of outside. A certain Moustafa addressed me and walked up with me for a while. He wanted to help me by accompanying me as a guide, but rapidly I thanked him for that and said goodbye. I finally wanted to be on my own again. Afterwards with sunset I nicely paraded on the bridge over the Golden Horn and twisted up through narrow streets and stairways in the direction of Taksimsquare. Underway I came along a beautiful old hammam, which seemed interesting to me. Unfortunately it was quite dissapointing. Dirty and onhygienic, expensive tourist tariff, the sauna was not really warm and quite soon it was closing-time. While I dressed again I talked with a half-turkish german man. He had funny jokes and proved ‘bi’ as well. Although he was totally not my type, we are nevertheless went to eat together in a place frequented by many gays, as he told me.

After dinner we walked a little firther, when two young guys said ‘ hi’ to us. They wanted to show us the nearby park but this was not safe, the german indicated. But drinks something in a cafe could do no harm. One of them seemed to me a nice guy. The german man wanted to get back to his hotel because he would have an eye operation on the next day . I went alone with the two of them to a dance club, but as soon as we entered the place I did not trust it. Too chique service and too little public, who stayed drinking along the tables. A couple of girls from Belarus came sitting next tu us and although it was quite amusing, I had no good feeling about it. I said that I rather wanted to leave but the pretty guy asked me nevertheless to stay a little longer and we went dancing. The girls drank champagne all the time and I thought: this is getting wrong. So I said that I wanted the bill. On the bill there was written an amount of 6 billion lira, which is about € 4000,-! So in trouble, I think , let’s clear off here. I make a lot of noise, put € 50,- on the table and leave. The boss seizes me at my collar and I start to shout loudly against him that I do not let swindle itself. He gets some more big guys and tries soothe me. I show my (second) purse and say that I do not have more cash money and also no credit cards. He does not get to mee my real purse. I explain him that I am just a poor student and stay in the youth hostel, therefore that there can not be taken any more from me. Then he obtains the other boys and says that I must solve it with them. I run out of the door to a taxi while the two boys come running after me. The taxi driver closes the door and I close the window. Fortunately, he drives away and they canot do anything anymore. This never again, I thinks while the taxi crosses the bridge.

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