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land of the free and home of the brave.
Indeed it is!
In addition, America to me is a prosperous nation, full
of opportunities and wealth.
Yes...wealth! (One of the many reasons why my family
selected me to come to America.)
Therefore, it is difficult for me to accept that America
is in such a financial crisis.
you know, this week continued to be devastating financially for
America, and the talk on everyone’s lips and all over the
media is on this financial meltdown.
It’s been all about Wall Street and the Stock Market;
all about which bankrupt powerhouse financial institution is
being bailed out by the Government or by what company; or which
stock is rising and/or falling.
The drama of it all makes me dizzy, and you can just
imagine what the folks on Wall Street are feeling – pure
desolation. Not to
mention how worried, angry and upset everyone in America are
feeling, even though many are not directly affected.
this past Wednesday (9/24/08) President George Bush stated while
addressing the nation that America’s entire economy is in
grave danger and has predicted “a long and painful
recession” unless Congress takes quick action to his proposed
financial rescue plan of a $700 billion bailout.
Bush stated "Failing
to act fast risks wiping out retirement savings, increasing
foreclosure rates, job loses, closed businesses and a long
painful recession". Meaning, the
Government will fund/furnish $700 billion dollars to these
powerhouse financial institutions to keep them from “going
under”, which in turn will help the economy (so Bush says).
To further explain, President Bush feels this $700
billion is absolutely needed for reinvesting into these
companies to support all their debts and bad loans, and most
importantly for them not to become bankrupt.
Of course, since the Government will furnish these
monies, and we the American people financially support the
Government, then obviously this $700 billion comes from our
pockets through our taxes.
Yes…essentially, us the small poor taxpayers will in
actuality be funding this $700 billion bailout.
we really need to take on this problem…yet another problem?
One that President Bush clearly stated if we do not, it will
make the economy continue with its downward spiral into a deeper
hole resulting in a devastating recession!!!
You know, I feel we have enough to deal with currently
regarding all of the other crisis we are undergoing (energy/gas,
housing, unemployment skyrocketing, the cost of the war in Iraq
and Afghanistan, etc…etc…etc.)
Why must we be faced with yet another one?
Most importantly, I'm wondering why is it that we the people
have to fix this problem, why can't Wall Street fix the problem
may actually be wondering why these institutions should get help
when they “ran their companies into the ground”; while many
in America are barely ‘making ends meet,” as well as going
gray and losing sleep over how they will keep food on their
tables, and most importantly worrying about the fact that their
homes are, or will be lost due to the housing crisis. I hear lots of talk about the thousands who will be
unemployed due to these institutions becoming bankrupt; but I
ask, what about the many of us who have lost our jobs and are
currently unemployed? We are not being saved or getting
bailed out! We the
American people are important too…so why is it that we are not
being helped? It’s
obvious the American people are suffering all across this
nation, and to the ones who are running this country, we
certainly are not essential or important.
This undoubtedly makes me angry, and from what I’m
hearing many in America are as angry as I am.
hearings and meetings have been taking place over this bailout
"around the clock". Apparently all parties are
trying to work out a feasible plan if indeed this $700 billion
bailout legislation is passed. The Presidential candidates
Senator Obama and McCain were also summoned by President Bush to
be in attendance to a critical meeting he headed up in
Washington to discuss this financial crisis and options to
solving the problem. Of course, nothing was resolved from
this meeting; absolutely no progress what-so-ever.
had an opportunity to focused on the stipulations Senator Obama
announced if this bailout is agreed upon, and they seem to be
pretty reasonable. Listen and view the Senator's press
conference below to hear and absorb his plan. Please feel
free to send me your thoughts on this.
must stop here for now and ask if you fully understand what is
taking place, and if so are you taking advantage of the
companies whose stocks have plummeting on Wall Street? To
be quite honest, I never understood the entire process, and no
matter how much my husband Todd tried to help me understand, I
never got it. However, I must say in the past week I got a
crash course, and it’s quite interesting. In fact, there
is really nothing difficult about it or anything to “get”
(as I stated above); it’s just a matter of making a proper judgment,
buying and selling. Todd on the other hand, has been
checking it out for some time now, but never got deeply involved
(regretfully). Due to this financial crisis we felt we
must put everything aside and purchase some stocks, after all
some of the important one’s are now affordable.
Needless-to-say, Todd’s satellite radio in his vehicle is set
to display the stock market results throughout the day, so he
can constantly see which one of the stocks he purchased is
raising or falling. He is absolutely having tons of
fun with this.
as I close, my tip to you is if you can afford it, please
purchase some stocks. Chances are this $700 billion
bailout will pass and the stock market will become stable again,
as well as the economy. Once this happens your stock will
McCain postponing the 1st
continues week after week on this campaign trail! By now
you must be aware that the 1st Presidential Debate is "up
in the air" due to Senator John McCain suspending his
campaign and announced that he intends to have the scheduled
Presidential debate postponed. (The debate is scheduled to
take place on Friday, September 26, 2008 at the University of
Mississippi.) All because of this Financial
Suspends Campaign and announces his intention to
postpone the debates. Courtesy of ABC News and
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cannot comprehend his decision because this is an issue that our
current President and Administration must and can handle.
Not McCain or Senator Obama! Obviously, President Bush
would need the Senators input, and I'm happy he summoned
both Candidates to Washington to have talks about this
issue. However, traveling to DC to have talks for a few
hours simply should not or could not deter the Candidates from
debating on Friday night (9/26/08) @ 9:00 pm. Senator
McCain's erratic decision does not make any sense to me.
Senator Obama informed the nation that he intends on proceeding
with the debate with or without Senator McCain. He stated
we will be present at the University of Mississippi on
JPMorgan Chase took over Washington
Mutual after it collapsed in the largest US bank failure ever,
adding to the massive pressures on the US financial system.
The savings and loan giant was taken over for 1.9 billion
dollars in a deal announced by the US Federal Deposit Insurance
Corporation (FDIC) late Thursday 9/25/08. Washington
Mutual (WaMu) had been heavily exposed to the US mortgage crisis
and its shares had plunged some 85 percent this year -- leading
to widespread predictions that it would become the next victim
of the financial crisis. The
FDIC said all Washington Mutual branches will be open and
operating normally Friday - 9/26/08.
must keep in mind that it is absolutely important
for us to vote in this upcoming election; Oh yeah, we must make sure our voices are heard through this
voting process, and to do
so we all must be registered to vote prior to this important day.
Democrats have posted big gains in voter registration in many
competitive and "battleground" states, including
Nevada, New Hampshire, Iowa, Colorado, Virginia and
Florida. The actual figures I don't have yet, but I am
glad to know and share with you that people all across America
definitely intends to participating in this years' election, and
are indeed registering to vote in high numbers. (A first
in American History).
These times are truly
amazing and very exciting; so let's keep the countdown going to one of the most
important days in American History - Election Day. As of Friday,
September 26th, there is approximately 40 days left before
Election Day - November 4, 2008, and before history is made in
week I received an enormous amounts of e-mails regarding a rumor
about what one wears when voting. The rumor is as follows:
wears a campaign button or t-shirt into the polling place, will
they be allowed to vote?
fact about this issue per the Board of Elections is as follows: A
voter may wear campaign paraphernalia (buttons, t-shirts, or
stickers) into the polling place while he or she is there to
vote (the voter may not linger in the polling place after
voting). However, an election judge, challenger and watcher, or
other person stationed inside the polling place or within 100
feet of the polling place may not wear or display campaign
Register To Vote!!!!
the voter registration deadline is rapidly
approaching. I know October 6th is the deadline for folks
in my area. To be sure about your voter registration
deadline log on to http://www.voteforchange.com
for the deadline date. It's very simple after you log on,
you will be able to register to vote, request to vote absentee
and find your polling location. Additionally, you can LOG
ON HERE to see the voter registration date deadline for each
state, and proceed
with registering to vote by logging on HERE, and filling out the registration
form at "Rock The Vote.com". (To
access the form, click the "Register To Vote" Button
from the menu at the top of the page).
the first Presidential debate is scheduled to take place this Friday,
September 26th, 2008, on the Campus of the University
of Mississippi. If Senator McCain does not show up for the
debate, Senator Obama stated he will then host a one on one
"town hall" meeting. Therefore, one way or
another something will take place at the University of
Mississippi, and I'm
sure you can view it on CNN or on many other local networks and/or cable
stations across the United States.
October 2nd the Vice Presidential
debate will take place. Sarah Palin and Joe Biden
will go "head-to-head" on all the issues. I
expect this debate to be quite interesting and entertaining.
"Big Up" to Record breaking Jamaican Sprinter and
winner of several gold medals- Usain Bolt, the fastest man in
the world". He was awesome on The David Letterman
show on Thursday 9/25/08. Even though I felt he was a bit
nervous by the constant taping of his feet, he did very
well. Good Job Usain!
This Friday, September 26th, please support The Trinidad &
Tobago Embassy as they present their Black Tie Gala and Awards
Ceremony. Proceeds from this event will support The Cyril
Ross Nursery of Trinidad and Tobago.
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to the many who have sent me e-mails in
response to my past E-Newsletters and lots of important
information to use for our future E-Newsletters. Most importantly, I thank you for your
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you to participate in the
Congressional Black Caucus
Foundation's (CBC) 38th
Annual Legislative Conference
Walter E. Washington Convention
a year of unprecedented
political inroads, the
Congressional Black Caucus
Foundation will bring together
stakeholders from across the
country and open under the theme
Embracing the Promise,
Realizing the Vision.
focus on creating safe and
healthy communities, we would
like to invite you to join ROOT,
Inc., Governor David A
Patterson, Congressman Bobby L.
Rush, KRS ONE and the Stop the
Violence Movement along with other
special guests to
participate in 3 exciting events
occurring during the ALC
Conference. Each of the events
will focus Gun and Youth
violence prevention inside of
our communities. Your presence
will help to showcase the
commitment that you or your
organization has to addressing
these important issues that are
plaguing our communities. With
your participation, we can bring
a heighten awareness of the
ongoing effects of violence and
dialogues on these issues.
September 25 through Saturday,
September 27, 2008: ROOT Exhibit
Showcase - ROOT Inc.
will sponsor a booth at the ALC
CBC Exhibit Showcase, promoting
awareness about the "Guns
Aside and Stop the Violence"
campaigns and Communities in
Action Neighborhood Defense and
Opportunity (CAN DO) bill.
There will also be elected
officials and celebrities highlighting
their commitment to Gun and
Youth Violence prevention.
September 26, 20083:00 to 4:50pm:
Anti-Gun Violence Braintrust
Bobby Rush. will host a dual
session Anti-Gun Violence
Braintrust at the ALC CBC. The
first session of the gun
violence forum will highlight
the issues of gun violence which
has become a public health
issue which is locally,
regionally, and nationally
devastating our communities.
The second part of the
session will focus on a mock
hearing where diverse
stakeholders will have the
opportunity to review the Communities
in Action Neighborhood Defense
and Opportunity (CAN DO) bill
and address the various areas
for enhancements based on their
experiences and expertise.
26, 2008 from 7:00p-10:00pm:
"Access New York - Saluting
Positive Change in
Friday, On the Rooftop
of The Ellington, located at
1301 U Street, NW Washington,
DC., a reception will be held,
following the launch of the Communities
in Action Neighborhood Defense
and Opportunity (CAN DO)
bill discussion held during the
With coverage by both local and
national media, the reception
will introduce ROOT, Inc.'s Guns
Aside and KRS One's Stop the
Violence campaigns. RSVP to:
Carmen Barnes email@example.com
by Wednesday September 24, 2008
you for taking the time to consider
the important task we have before
us in addressing gun and youth
violence. The sooner we
all take a stand against this
devastating epidemic, the
sooner we can start to heal our
communities and prevent the
unnecessary violence and loss of
life that dominates so many of
our communities. I look forward
to hearing from you and to the significant
impact your support will bring
during the Congressional Black
Caucus Foundation's (CBC) 38th
Annual Legislative Conference.
Excellency Glenda Morean-Phillip
Ambassador of the Republic of
Trinidad & Tobago to the
United States of America
and Permanent Representative to
the Organization of American
is pleased to invite you to
commemorate the 46th Anniversary
of Trinidad and
as an Independent Nation and 32nd
Anniversary as a Republic
September 26th 2008
7:00pm - Cocktail Reception
8:00pm - Dinner, Awards &
Thurgood Marshall Ballroom
Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
2660 Woodley Road, NW
Proceeds go to the Cyril Ross
Nursery of Trinidad and
For Tickets: Call the Embassy of
Trinidad and Tobago
– 202-467-6490, extension 1022
buy your tickets at 703-963-5715
Rally for Obama
1401 Coffee Rd
~ Lithonia, GA
1PM - 10PM