Airlines Prices & Bereavement

Dear President Obama, I am writing you in regards to airlines prices for emergency situations. Unfortunately, I just lost a brother on December 15. I know that it is the holidays but why is it that some airlines don't offer bereavement prices? If they do the prices are still high. I know that you may not regulate what prices these companies charge, but typically when an emergency happens like this one cannot afford to pay $600 for a plane ticket. I am really cannot believe that in airlines don't offer such prices. The companies can offer cheap fares for getting a credit card or going on a quick vacation but not for emergency flights. A fare going to Dominican Republic is cheaper than going to New York. I don't know. I just feel like there are no options. On top of trying to pay for a funeral my family has to pay hundreds of dollars in plane tickets. Please do something about this!! Thank you, Melendy Bellevue

Healthcare

I HOPED that Barack Obama had a vision on how to reform the country. I was wrong. I am disillusioned by the lack of principals that are expressed by one compromise after another with the insurance companies. I lost my job 18 months ago and  my place in this country is destroyed but I write for those younger than me. There isn't a sliding scale of justice. Either those without means and connections have a place at the table of America or they don't. The changes that need to be made to fix healthcare are dramatic and I feel like my organizing last summer was a waste because either Barack Obama doesn't know how to govern or is unwilling

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Homeowner Affordability Programs are NOT Working

Banks refuse most loan modification requests and continue to practice illegal and predatory lending practices. We are about to lose our home due to after almost two years attempting to modify our negative armotization option ARM loan with not success, even after hiring a modification attorney.  Our balance continues to grow and the home is worth $300,000 less than what we paid.  Aurora Loan Services just tells us to let the home go because they will not help us. We qualify for HAMP, yet ALS has not even offered it to us. They said we do not qualify for anthing as they are basing the 31% of our gross income on the MINIMUM option ARM payment and not basing it on the principal, interest, taxes and insurance. The banks continue to control and dictate the market, thus the economy.  The programs are not helping. For those few that are allowed to go into the 3 month trial modification program, most are later denied for a modification.  Nothing is changing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 Julia in California jadewhitehead@yahoo.com

FAMILY NEEDS HELP IMMIGRATION

MR. PRESIDENT AS I SEE YOU HAVE QUITE ALOT OF SIMILAR REQUESTS FOR HELP FOR IMMIGRATION MY STORY MY HUSBAND IS GREEK CITIZEN AND TRYING TO LEGALIZE HIM HERE HE IS HERE 14 YRS WE FILED A I-130 IN 2003 AND BECAUSE IT IS AFTER THE APRIL 2001 DEADLINE THEY ARE SAYING WE WILL BE REJECTED AND SENT BACK............PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE WE HAVE 3 CHILDREN AND A LOVING FAMILY, TAXPAYERS AND HOMEOWNERS WE STRUGGLE AND WORK EVERYDAY UP AT 4:00 AM OFF TO WORK AND TRYING FOR OUR FAMILY TO PROVIDE THE BEST BUT OUR WINGS ARE CUT OFF WITH THE FACT MY HUSBAND HAS NOTHING NOT EVEN SS# OR WORK AUTHORIZATION HAS NOT SEEN HIS FAMILY IN GREECE CANNOT TRAVEL AND ALOT OF ANXIETY OVER THIS NOT EVEN HEALTH INSURANCE OR HOPE HE IS 37 YRS OLD AND OUR CHILDREN ARE 17-6-5  WE NEED YOUR HELP TO GET HIS PETITION APPROVED WE ARE NOT CRIMINALS WE ARE FAMILY PEOPLE AND RAISE OUR CHILDREN WITH RESPECT AND MORALS YES HE DID COME INTO THE COUNTRY ILLEGALLY WHEN HE WAS REALLY YOUNG BUT HE NEVER DID ANYTHING BAD HE IS A HARD WORKER AND A FAMILY MAN AND GREAT FATHER BUT HIS HANDS ARE TIED BECAUSE HE DOESNT KNOW IF ONE DAY HE WILL BE KICKED OUT OF THE COUNTRY THE ATTORNEY ARE JUST TAKING MONEY AND DOING NOTHING PLEASE HELP  PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Need to know about my son

Mr. President:                                                                      12/14/2009 This letter is to our commander in chief about my son, Souraj K. Dutta who is in the army (details written below) . During last 4 weeks, we’re not getting any letter from him whereas he used to write 2 letters to us every week. Last 4 weeks, we kept calling day and night including weekend but were unable to find how my son is! Every time we call, they say, someone will call us back, but to this day no call has come through and still we don’t know how my son is doing? Is he sick? Has he been moved to other location? Where is he? How is he doing? Can you Mr. President help a family just to let us know how he is doing? He took the decision on his own to join the military to serve his country. He does not need military job to survive as he has many other talents to make a living for himself. Mr. President, please make sure our son goes to military for country, but he is not the property of the military! As parents we have the right to know where he is and how he is doing but unfortunately it is not happening. We came to know that he will get some days off during Christmas time and whole family is waiting for him, to see him. But for the last 4 weeks we don’t have any letter from him, no one has cared to return our call to tell us about him. Mr. President, commander in chief, I need to know how my son is doing and as soon as possible. As a father, you would have felt the same way. My humble request to you, please find my son, let me know how my son is. Let me know when he is coming home or when we can go to see him? My son is the first one in my family for generations to join the military. PLEASE DO NOT IGNORE THIS MAIL.  PLEASE LET US KNOW HOW IS MY SON DOING.. Sincerely, Subash K. Dutta 8 Saddle Ridge Court, Wilmington, DE 19808 Phone # 201-247-0229; Dutta.subash@gmail.com --- My son’s details: Pvt Souraj K Dutta, RN 358, Bravo Co, 2-54 Infantry                               8775 Albanese Drive, Fort Benning, GA 31905 The phone number we called: 706-544-9121

I don't understand why things are getting taken away from me?

Dear Mr. President ,I am a 42 year old woman who became disable in the year 1997. I live on $727.00 a month. I was just informed that I am loosing my vision coverage and dental coverage as of 12/31/2009. I have been told by my doctors and eye doctors that I need to have a eye check up every year,but, as of 12/31/2009 I will be unable to do this. With the vision of  -13.00 in both eyes, you can see that the eye appointments and new glasses are very important to me. I cannot afford these with out insurance help.As for the dentist end of this, I have 4 teeth on top and 12 on the bottom I have been waiting a 1 1/2 years to get dentures, and now I am unable to get these! .I am so confused, the imagrants that come to our country get free things.  For a person of my age and born in the United States how is this fair? I'm 42yrs old, I cannot work and I volunteer my time to different orginizations. I do the pay it back system. But, now I wonder if its even worth it! How does it work, taking away the people who are born here insuranses that are needed very badly, to not receiveing any medical or dental coverage at all?Please consider this letter, If you can help me keep my insurance coverage for my eyes and teeth, I will always be supporting my President, but, takeing away things I need is not a good start for me believing in you. Sincerely Debbie Daves'8695 se 33rd ave #CPortland Or 97222

Please help a mother of three with losing their home due to several surgeries

December 20th, 2009 To: Governor’s Office; The President of The United States; Attorney General; and Bank of Home Loan. To Whom It May Concern,   This is Angela Petty trying to get some help with past due house payments due to illnesses and cancer I have had to endure since 2006 to now. I have had cancer several times since 2006 that required surgery several times where they had to remove the cancer that was in my body. I have been working at the same time and with three kids in school and raising them on my own while recovering and working all at the same time. They took three (3) thyroid cancer tumors out of my body in each surgery, and also removed a cyst from my ovaries and did a partial hysterectomy. All of this was over a period of five and a half to six years. Each time I get caught up the further I get or got behind on my house payments due to these illnesses and surgeries. I don’t want to lose my house, I have three kids. My payments are one-thousand dollars a month and that is too much for me to pay right now still trying to get caught up but it is impossible. Two of my sons have ADD, and are on medication that I have to buy also for their illnesses. I am sending this letter for help with past due payments on my home loan, that anything you can do for me, or any advice, but what would be really great would be a letter or something to reduce my loan payments and extend the loan payments at the end of my loan schedule. Any advice to any funds that I may be eligible for out there or here in the state of North Carolina would be greatly appreciated. Thank You and God Bless You! A Caring and Worried of Losing My Home Mother of Three! Angela Petty With my date and signature signed below I hereby acknowledge that every word in this document to be true and to the facts as they really are! December 12, 2009                               Angela Petty

Orwell Was Right.

Obama's 30,000 "surge" in Afghanistan proves that "war is peace."  The old propaganda machine and an upright chin, plus pontificating words, prove that Orwell was right.  Newspeak, right here, in 2009, to justify another bogus war in the name of something or other.

Hail to the President !!

Dear President Obama: My sincere congratulations for your Nobel Prize of Peace. You deserve it fully!! There is a lot of people criticizing you, even those who voted for you! They must keep in mind that you broke the tendency to even more conservative governments. This is enormously significant even if you cannot fill all your promises as candidate! If you cannot resist totally you do it at least partially so you are creating the conditions for future more democratic and liberal governments. You are a courageous man, we know the world is better since your assumption and the larger part of humanity thinks the same!!

my dilemma

Dear President,I am been unemployed for about 1 year, and I have decided to go back to school like you suggested. I just graduated from a Technical school in 2009 in Electronics and Computer Technology. I have not been offered any employment opportunities in this field. I am convinced that this is due to the fall of the big 3 factories here in Michigan, and the excuse I keep getting is that I need experience. How can you get experience if no one will hire you.      I took your advice and decided to go back to school in the Healthcare field. I have 10 years hospital experience, so experience will not become a factor once I graduate. I have been accepted into a Medical school called Bohecker College located in Columbus Ohio. The only problem is that I cannot receive any money from Michigan to attend school out of state. I cannot receive any money from Ohio since I am not a resident of Ohio. The program that I plan to pursue is Allied Health/Radiology Tech. There is a 3 year waiting list here in Michigan, so I got accepted in Bohecker College immediately and is scheduled to begin classes in January 2010.      I ran into the problem during registration of becoming short on my tuition cost. I need $16,000 to pay for the final balance of my school bill at Bohecker. I cannot start classes unless there is proof that this balance is covered. I applied for a FAF and got some money, but it was not enough. I applied for a Sallie Mae loan, but cannot get approved without a co-signer. Many other private loan companies keep turning me down due to my bad credit and unemployment, Sallie Mae is the only loan approval company that this school will accept. No family or friend will co-sign for me in this hard economic times, and I am really depressed that my future is slowly becoming shattered. I'm trying to help myself but I cannot find assistance from anybody. All I need is $16,000 to attend school. Please co-sign my Sallie Mae loan or please offer a guaranteed solution to my problem. I am considering suicide sometimes, and I have waited so long to finally get accepted into this medical program. Please help me President Obama. you are my only hope. I will do anything to guarantee you that I will graduate. I'm only trying to do what's right and go back to school. If I don't get into school, my unemployment may run out before I'm done. Please help me. This amount is the only thing keeping me from fulfilling my dreams. I was in this radiology program 10 years ago and they canceled the program for no reason. Now there is a waiting list for 3 years in Michigan. Please give me the money. If you need personal information about me please contact the school at: Bohecker college Columbus Ohio. Dwaine Landrum is my advisor, my name is Rena Griffin and my email address is rgriffin@gmail.com. Thankyou

rena dilemma

Dear President, I am been unemployed for about 1 year, and I have decided to go back to school like you suggested. I just graduated from a Technical school in 2009 in Electronics and Computer Technology. I have not been offered any employment opportunities in this field. I am convinced that this is due to the fall of the big 3 factories here in Michigan, and the excuse I keep getting is that I need experience. How can you get experience if no one will hire you.       I took your advice and decided to go back to school in the Healthcare field. I have 10 years hospital experience, so experience will not become a factor once I graduate. I have been accepted into a Medical school called Bohecker College located in Columbus Ohio. The only problem is that I cannot receive any money from Michigan to attend school out of state. I cannot receive any money from Ohio since I am not a resident of Ohio. The program that I plan to pursue is Allied Health/Radiology Tech. There is a 3 year waiting list here in Michigan, so I got accepted in Bohecker College immediately and is scheduled to begin classes in January 2010.       I ran into the problem during registration of becoming short on my tuition cost. I need $16,000 to pay for the final balance of my school bill at Bohecker. I cannot start classes unless there is proof that this balance is covered. I applied for a FAF and got some money, but it was not enough. I applied for a Sallie Mae loan, but cannot get approved without a co-signer. Many other private loan companies keep turning me down due to my bad credit and unemployment, Sallie Mae is the only loan approval company that this school will accept. No family or friend will co-sign for me in this hard economic times, and I am really depressed that my future is slowly becoming shattered. I'm trying to help myself but I cannot find assistance from anybody. All I need is $16,000 to attend school. Please co-sign my Sallie Mae loan or please offer a guaranteed solution to my problem. I am considering suicide sometimes, and I have waited so long to finally get accepted into this medical program. Please help me President Obama. you are my only hope. I will do anything to guarantee you that I will graduate. I'm only trying to do what's right and go back to school. If I don't get into school, my unemployment may run out before I'm done. Please help me. This amount is the only thing keeping me from fulfilling my dreams. I was in this radiology program 10 years ago and they canceled the program for no reason. Now there is a waiting list for 3 years in Michigan. Please give me the money. Thankyou

HOPEFULLY THIS WILL REALLY REACH YOU AND NOT ANYONE ELSE!

HI! MY NAME IS TASHA ALLISON! I'M WRITING YOU FROM TN AND I WOULD JUST LIKE TO DISCUSS SOME THINGS WITH YOU ABOUT COLLEGE, IF YOU DON'T MIND? WELL LET'S SEE WHERE SHOULD I START.. I WOULD LIKE TO FIRST OFF START OFF BY SAYING THAT.. I CURRENTLY GOING TO SCHOOL TO VIRGINA BEACH, VA. YAH FOR ME RIGHT.. WELL NOT EXACTLY.. WELL MY TUITION IS A TOTAL OF 32,000 AND I HAD ASKED THE SCHOOL AT FIRST IF I WAS GONNA BE ABLE TO GET GOVERNMENT HELP AND SHE SAID YES OF COURSE. WELL IT TURNS OUT THAT I'M HAVING TO PAY BACK 23,000 IF NOT MORE.. AND TO YOU I KNOW THAT THIS MAY NOT SOUND LIKE ALOT OF MONEY, BUT TO ME IT IS. AND DONT GET ME WRONG I'M NOT JUST ANOTHER PERSON WHO'S OUT HERE TRYIN TO GET MONEY OUT OG THE PRESIDENT JUST BECAUSE I KNOW YOU HAVE MONEY. THAT'S NOT THE CASE WHATSO EVER.. I JUST DON'T UNDERSTAND.. WHERE IS THE GOVERNMENT HELP THAT'S SUPPOSE TO HELP PEOPLE LIKE ME THAT'S POOR AND HAS LOW INCOME.. THAT'S STRIVING AND STRUGGLING TRYING TO MAKE A BETTER LIFE FOR THEMSELVES. I JUST DON'T UNDERSTAND.. I UNDERSTAND THAT TIMES ARE HARD RIGHT NOW, BUT WHERE'S ALL THIS MONEY AT THAT THE GOVERNMENT(NO OFFENSE) CLAIMS IS GOING UNCLAIMED EVERY YEAR FOR COLLEGE USE, CAUSE I DON'T SEE ANYONE GETTIN THE HELP THAT WE NEED... I'M A 23 YR. MOTHER TO A 2 YR OLD SON.. WHO'S  HAS NO MONEY WHAT SO EVER TO PAY TO COLEGE TUITION, STUDENT LOANS, AND WHATEVER ELSE MONEY THERE TRYING TO GET OUT OF ME WHEN I DON'T HAVE TWO CENTS TO RUB TOGETHER. THIS MONEY THAT IM HAVING TO PAY BACK IS GONNA TAKE ME 10 YRS AND PLUS TO PAY BACK AND I JUST DON'T SEE THAT. WHERE IS THIS HELPIN ME AT.. I COULD BE TRYING TO BUY ME A HOUSE WITH THAT KIND OF MONEY.(MAY I REMIND YOU THAT I DON'T HAVE).. AND I EVEN WANNA HAVE A BIGGER FAMILY BUT WITH MONEY LIKE THIS TO PAY BACK. WHERE IS THERE ROOM FOR ME TO HAVE MONEY LEFT TO TAKE CARE OF ANOTHER CHILD... CAUSE THERE'S NOT.. ALL IM ASKING FOR IS THAT YOU HELP ME OUT IN PAYIN MY COLLEGE TUITION.. AND IM NOT ASKIN YOU TO PAY IT ALL, BUT I THINK IT'S ALITTLE OUTRAGEOUS TO PAY ALMOST 30,000 FOR AN EDUCATION.. I MEAN I'M TRYING TO MAKE A DIFFERNCE IN THE WORLD JUST THE WAY YOUR DOING, BUT WITHOUT ANY HELP HOW AM I SUPPOSE TO GET THERE? I'M JUST ASKING FOR THE GOVERNMENT TO HELP NOT ONLY ME OUT, BUT OTHERS THAT'S NOT THERE THAT NEED THE HELP JUST LIKE I DO.. BECAUSE THERE ARE SOME PEOPLE THAT'S IN THE WORLD WHO DOESN'T HAVE ANY MONEY TO JUST GO OUT AND PAY FOR COLLEGE.. AND I'VE HEARD OF THESE WEBSITES ON THE INTERNET ABOUT GOVENMENT FUNDING, BUT ALL THEY WANNA DO IS HAVE A CREDIT CARD NUMBER TO GET MONEY OFF OF YOU AND I THINK THAT'S A BUNCH OF BULL.. EXCUSE MY LANGUAGE.. BUT AND IT DOESN'T GIVE YOU GOVERNMENT MONEY BUT ONLY CLAIMS TO SHOW YOU HOW TO GET GOVERNMENT FUNDS, SOUNDS LIKE A RIP OFF TO ME.. WHY NOT JUST HAVE PLACES TO WHERE YOU CAN GO AND GET GOVERNMENT HELP AND NOT BE TURNED AWAY..  WELL I WOULD JUST LIKE TO SAY THANK YOU AND I HOPE YOU CAN HELP ME OUT AND PEOPLE JUST LIKE ME WHO MAY NEED YOUR HELP.. THANKS SO MUCH AGAIN!! TASHA ALLISON PLEASE RESPOND BACK.. IF YOU EVER GET A CHANCE.. MY EMAIL IS TASHAALLISON@YMAIL.COM THANKS YOU AGAIN

Dear Mr President Obama

I WOULD LIKE TO SAY SOMETHING ABOUT THE IMMERGRATION STAUS IM MARRIED FOR 6 YEARS WITH MY WIFE I DONE EVERY THING THE IMMERGRATION OFFICER TOLD US TO DO THEY KEEP ASKING FOR MORE THINGS . FIRST OF ALL THEY SEEM LIKE THEY JUST WANT YOU TO GO DOWN I HAVE SEND AND BEEN WITH MY WIFE TO THE IMMERGRATION CENTER FOR INTERVIEW BOTH.. MY NAME IS MR ERNEST ANTHONY LOCKRIDGE AND MY WIFE IS EDIT LOCKRIDGE  IT IS IN ORLANDO FLORIDA OFFICER DONT LIKE ME OR MY WIFE .MY WIFE IS WHITE AND IM BLACK THIS IS NOT RIGHT .MR PRESIDENT I NEED HELP I CAN NOT AFFORD ATTORNEY RIGHT NOW. IT SEEMS LIKE YOU HAVE ATTORNEY YOU GET YOUR IMMERGRATION PAPERS OR WHAT EVER .YOU WENT THERE FOR FIRST THING THEY ASK YOU HAVE LAWYER,  I LOVE MY WIFE VERY MUCH AND SHE HAS EVERYTHING EXCEPT GREEN CARD SHE HAS HER SOCIAL SECURITY AND EMPLOYMENT CARD NOW MR PRESIDENT TELL ME SOMETHING WHY IS IT THAT MY WIFE HAS EVERYTHING EXCEPT GREEN CARD YOU KNOW IM NOT RICH BARELY MAKING IT SOMETHING IS NOT RIGHT I DONT UNDERSTAND WHY IS  THAT I HAVE DONE  WHAT THEY HAVE ASK SEEM LIKE THEY WANNA GET YOUR MONEY BUT NO. PAYED ALMOST TWO THOUSAND  DOLLARS AND  I GOT MARRIED IN WEST P BEACH FLORIDA IN COURT NOT A CHURCH THEY THINK MARRIAGE NOT REAL IM MARRIED ALL THEY HAVE TO DO IS CALLED THE PALM BEACH COURT HOUSE.I LIVE IN ALTAMONTE SPRINGS FLORIDA GOT MARRIED IN 2004.MY PHONE NUMBER IS 1-407-244-6245 THANK YOU VERY MUCH MR PRESIDENT OBAMA. MR.ERNEST A LOCKRIDGE MRS. EDIT LOCKRIDGE THANK YOU.

PLEASE PLEASE HELP!! IS THIS EVEN LEGAL?!!!

December 8, 2009 Good morning Mr. President, IS THIS EVEN LEGAL???????? My name is Stephaney Gaddy and I have written to you in the last 2 months. I was on line and accidentally found this web site to you.I pray that you will get to read my letter. I am in need of much help at this time in my life. To make a very long story short, however; this is verifiable in several different ways. On my birthday Nov. 2008 I was diagnosed with breast cancer. What a total and complete shock to me. Anyway, at the time, I had medicaid coverage due to a previous hospitalization, you see I also have diabetes and was hospitalized due to a complication of this. This medicaid was due to end at the end of Nov. yet I was diagnosed with the breast cancer at the beginning of Nov. 2008 I spoke to the navigator nurse that I was assigned to about the medicaid ending. She made a couple of phones calls and the medicaid was continued. I had the first lumpectomy on Dec. 15, 2008. I became very ill after this first procedure. I had to have another one on your day of inauguration. I would not let them take me back until I saw you sworn in and I was sooooooooooo very proud this day. Not to waste your precious time, all of this is covered with medicaid. In the meantime my husband and I are working with my cancer team of doctor's and nurses to formulate the best plan of action for me to take next.  My husband and I decided that I would undergo what is called a prohylactic double mastectomy. In May 2009 the medicaid was stopped. I was told that the medicaid I was on "was coming from the wrong pot". I was told to apply for disability, though I work everyday, then I was told to apply for something called "working disabled medicaid" and was denied both. The mastectomy I spoke about above in the meantime was scheduled to take place on Oct. 5, 2009 which has been done but with no coverage. When I was jumping through all of these hoops I kept telling the navigator that I was afraid that my treatment would not continue, yet I was reassured this would not happen. Again I ask, is this even legal? To stop a persons coverage in the middle of treatment? I am a grandmother raising 2 of her grandchildren one with special needs. The boys are 12 and 10. President Obama, I also work in the Developmental Disabilities community due in part to my sons disability. I still have 2 more surgeries to go through sir and I am meeting some resistence with my local office. I wrote to 2 of my local representatives, Sue Myrick and Mel Watt. Rep. Watts office said that they would help me as much as they could but so far I have not had any luck. I want to be here for my sons, their mother is my youngest child my only daughter who is in federal prison. That one is another letter. (smile) President Obama, I realize I am only a very small crumb in the bowl of crumbs of this world. I have nowhere else to turn. Any help you can give me on this matter would be greatly appreciated. Again I ask is this even legal? I want to thank you for your time in reading my letter. I truly hope that you will read this. There are many of us out here in the same boat, but right now I am doing what I can to advocate for myself. My phone number is 704-588-0942 at home if someone needs to contact me for more info. Please, please, please help. My e-mail address is: longsuff@ymail.com  I wish and pray that you and your family has a very happy and healthy holiday. God bless you and Iam very glad you are my President.   Respectfully submitted, Stephaney Gaddy  

Immigration reform will help economy grow...

Mr President,i am a dreamer who dreams BIG,a host of people like me have our dreams held up because of documentation(i currently work on my own but on a small scale,been waitng for years now to upgrade). knowing what i know,i can say that if comprehensive reform becomes a reality,i can see it helping push the economy forward.REASONS:Airlines are going to see a hugh spike in ticket sales,and you can only imagime how much shopping will be done in just the first three months(going back to families you haven't seen in years demands that you have something for everybody),they will also buy vehicles to help the auto industry and we can all tell of the taxes that will be paid.I am doing okay now,but i want do better than best,have my SSN,pays my taxes and have a clean record all around...just waiing for that day.Keep up with the good work and we are all praying for you and your administration.GOD bless you and GOD bless America.!!!

What is possible in Afghanistan?

I have a dream.  I believe we can succeed in Afghanistan through a three pronged approach, all of which would stimulate our economy and theirs.  The first prong would be to secure particular areas of Afghanistan as we are already doing.  This is not enough and raises the risk of turning the hearts of the people against us as they see us occupying their country, standing in their neighborhoods with guns trained on the enemy hiding behind them.  Therefore, we would activate the second level of engagement.  Haivng trained a corps (modeled on the Peace Corps, or the Civilian Conservation Corps) of "helpers", whom we train in some  familiarity with the language.  We would set up medical centers for their sick (These need not be sophisticated medical centers.  For these people without any medical resources at all, cursorily trained medical staff could be very helpful.) We would add various other helpers, who would guide them in their agriculture, in their financial enterprises, according to THEIR expressed needs.  Obviously, we aren't going to be helping them in their drug trade.  But how else are they going to earn a living?  So thirdly, we would engage the support of pharmaceuticals.  Maybe we would buy up all the poppies and work with our own pharmaceuticals to put them to use in various medicines.  This would take a major commitment froom companies concerned about making money and the bottom line, not known for their humanitarian values.  Or maybe we would find some other use for poppies in other products.  (Not as lucrative or likely, I supporse)  I know, I know.  This is all very complicated and expensive.  But perhaps, not as expensive as losing a war and turning an entire region against us.  This may sound like pie in the sky.  I know there are many intervening factors that confound the picture.  But if we start with a vision, there may be a way.

MIDDLE CLASS HAVING TROUBLE BUYING "FIRST HOME".

Dear Barack!   Surprise!  I am a  Mississippi Democrat!  Hope you can help me and others who may go through what I am experiencing!   I am desperately trying to take advantage of your "first time home buyers program and stimulus".   But I seem to be having some trouble and I feel so singled out!    I am 23 year Registered Nurse and I have a contract on a house in Byhalia, MS.  FHA appraisor made a mistake on his inspection and now FHA is denying my home.  Loan officer at Regions bank says it is unfortunate he did such, but now time may run out for me as the minimum score has since raised and I will no longer be approved because he did not do his job.  A realtor friend of mine from Nashville, TN, says it is because you are in office and have changed some Federal rules and salaries and the appraisors no longer do their work. I would love to dispute that!   I will be losing money if this does not work out:  I have a sick husband and I can't afford to lose my money.  There is nothing wrong with the house.  I should have closed on it today AND EXPERIENCED THIS DAY AS ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL DAYS OF MY LIFE OTHER THAN THE BIRTH OF MY CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN!  But, an underpaid and lazy appraisor gave my house an inaccurate inspection and now I am paying for his mistake!   i know this is probably trivial to most complaints, but, I am 55 years old and I am a great nurse and I feel I have done my part to raise my children and I should own  my first home.  I should not be punished because this appraisor gave an incorrect appraisal on my home.   Hope you will read this and help me!    Donna Guyton Parks, RN 662-609-7959                    

Hello

Hello Mr. Obama you are very neat when it comes to speeches.My name is Maggie M I live in GA,Gray I'm 11 years old I had my Birthday on ####.I go to #### Elementary School if you ever came to my school it would be a dream to meet you. Well i better let you get back to work.                 Love,                     Maggie

Healthcare Reform

RE: Health care Reform I am writing these few lines in order to be heard about my concerns on medicare.Citizens who are over 65yrs and don't have the money or financially stablility because all they receive is social security funds. Mr. President my mother is 80yrs of age and she presently retains medicare and QMB benifits but in all her programs of benifits my mother does not have any dental healthcare. I am asking if you please consider in adding dental care on medicare for the elderly. Respectfully your public servent Elena Flores
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