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Throughout the last 8 years I have witnessed some of the most corrupt uses of power in my entire life. From the way that the 2000 presidential election was decided, I learned first-hand that gangsters are not always stereotypical or conventional criminals, that they often go unchecked because of the power that they are able to obtain, and that it is good to have family or friends in high places. Through the leadership of our President we went to war under false pretenses, migrated a part of the population in Louisiana, lost economic stability/credibility, and become more of an unpopular country than we already were.

Over 3,000 people lost their lives on September 11, 2001 and George W. Bush declared war against everyone that he said was connected to Al-Qaeda. This not only included Osama bin Laden (who has still not been found almost 8 years later) and his supporters, this also included Iraq and cost OUR COUNTRY billions of dollars along with 1,000's of more lost lives for a war that continues to this day. This war was not only initiated for reasons that were not about Al Queda (in my opinion), it has continued for 6 years with no clear resolution in sight. This war is also opposed by a large percentage of the United States population, National Security and Military personnel, the House of Representatives, various religious leaders, and 54 other countries including the 7 of the most populated countries in the world...which means that over 1/2 of the world disagrees with what is going in Iraq right now. Where are the weapons of mass destruction and where is Osama bin Laden? What this has shown me is that power can be abused when you have it. George W. Bush proved this by using over 4,000 American lives and over $600 billion.

Almost a decade of war is not the only highlight of the last 8 years, but it was probably one of the things that have lasted the longest.

On the Monday, August 2005 Katrina made landfall as a category 4 hurricane and the following things took place on that day alone. The George W Bush administration finds out that a levee in New Orleans was breached, the White House circulated an internal memo stating that flooding was significant throughout the region and a levee in New Orleans has reportedly been breached sending 6-8 feet of water throughout the 9th ward area of the city, George W. Bush took a birthday picture with Sen. John McCain, Michael Brown requests that DHS dispatch 1,000 employees to the region over a 2 day period describing the situation as a near catastrophic event, a large section of the vital 17th Street Canal levee gave way late Monday morning in Bucktown after Katrina’s fiercest winds were well north, George W. Bush visited an Arizona resort to promote Medicare drug benefits, George W. Bush traveled to a California senior center to discuss Medicare drug benefits, Gov. Blanco again requests assistance from George W. Bush saying: Mr President we need your help...We need everything you've got, George W. Bush went to bed without acting on the requests to help the city of New Orleans. What this one day has shown me is that priorities such eating birthday cake and discussing Medicare outweigh the sight of people sitting on top of their homes, looting, and total anarchy.

Man-made and natural disasters were not the only highlight of the last 8 years, but those are 2 of the most painful memories of the last 8 years.

Last but certainly not least...We are broke as a country.

The United States of America has created unity and we are on our path to have more control of our destiny, now we need to utilize that unity and begin creating a destiny that we always had the power to create. We have witnessed the mistakes that one man can make, lets do our part to correct our past and make sure that it remains a distant memory and constant reminder of a history we would like to repeat.

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@ Irma Robinson

No one is supposed to be above the law, but it is up to the people to make sure the laws for the people are really benefiting the people.
Monday, January 19th 2009 at 11:36PM
Your dreaming if think, that in America there is those[people] who are under the Law. Get real now. If you have enough of this $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$. Who cares about who makes the law, versus who makes the $$$$$$$$$.
Tuesday, January 20th 2009 at 12:55AM
@ Earl Brown

Maybe I am dreaming, but I have no intentions on remaining under the law and the radar of thought because I am not in the top 10% income bracket. Maybe we should both be saying "Get Real Now". How will we get in that bracket, if we have no say so in the law?
Tuesday, January 20th 2009 at 1:08AM
@ Irma Robinson

"Obama is not a dictator nor a savior, he is a MAN, a human being in progress...." Everyone needs to realize this and that there is no man or woman that is above and beyond being human. We owe ourselves the opportunity to make things better and we can not keep using excuses for shortcomings. We also can not search for saviors to save the lives that belong to us, we are all responsible for turning the tables and making things better. Barack Obama can do much for us all, but we need to do our part to make sure that he is able to.
Tuesday, January 20th 2009 at 2:26AM
Now Emmanuel, If David Rockefellar committs murder. He is not going anywhere[Prison].
Tuesday, January 20th 2009 at 9:51AM
You're never going to be in that bracket. Why do you want to be in that 10%[income]?
Tuesday, January 20th 2009 at 9:55AM
@ Earl Brown

If D. Rockefellar committed murder he would win the case, but if I tripped him I would probably be all over FOX News facing a sentence of 6 to 30 years for attempted murder under old standards. The man who moved into the White House today and his wife are the same people who have had these standards shoved down their throats in segregated Chicago, IL for years. I am not expecting Barack Obama to create a miracle, but I do intend on doing my part to remind him of the same people from the South Side of Chicago (that are no where near the top 10%) and all of the people who had faith in his listening ear and understanding. This is not only his presidency, it is ours just like every other presidency. The difference is that WE allowed bullies to continuously slap us in our faces, trip us and kick us while we are down. Right now we are trying to get up and dust ourselves off, and to be honest I truly believe that some of the kicking might stop unless we lay down and continue to allow the people with $$$$'s to continue to do so. Will you fight or continue to be on the receiving end of the beating?
Tuesday, January 20th 2009 at 9:41PM
@ Earl Brown

Making sure that my family eats, that we can afford to get sick, and having some of the opportunities of the upper-crust is not saying that I want their lifestyle. To be honest, if I had that status it wouldn't last long because I would want to remain close to those that can relate to my struggles. I might be wrong, but I don't think that those people would be interested in coming to my barbecue or my spades party.
Tuesday, January 20th 2009 at 9:46PM
@ Irma Robinson

Glad that there are a few Irmas out there and at least one person that carries the name Hussein that will protect me from the bullies if I decide to protect myself. We can't expect change we have to be change.
Tuesday, January 20th 2009 at 10:58PM
Emmanuel.....alright, I here you.
Wednesday, January 21st 2009 at 10:09PM
It seem that the only thing that has been left undone is proving that if this is ever attempted in America you will end up.............??????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!????????In prison?

Something like using the Constitution to go to court about that famous quote is not a lie about,"NO ONE IS ABOVE THE LAW?As for me the last two people I heard say this in the main stream media were PE Obama and his chief of staff so lets all get to work asking these to keep their lead and we will follow as a part of his Government of the People? This works for me as I am not one to settle for just complaining as I see this behavior as the major cause of the problem blocking Lady Justice.
Thursday, April 10th 2014 at 6:47PM
I have all faith that President Obama will be a man of his word and remember the life time of pain and suffering that he himself has faced all of his life. Say like not being able to attend the church of his choice? Having the (some of) people judging his right to do what he deem best for his children (all of their lives)as "evil", "wrong","Marxis", anti-American for being the best Barack Hussein Obama that he could be and still seem to be except not being able to go amonge his chosen friends of over 20 years.... to try and force him to go against the one person who helped him be at peace trying to live(not being accepted by his White freinds/family)with in his own physical and mental body....Rev. J. Wright helped Obama to bare this cross and still believe that he was an important person that even Obama could love and respect.

As a member of a proud and forgiving race/family of people, I now feel sorry for the White people as they are treated as if they do not exist. This is wrong and distructive behavior no matter where one put's the excuses be it $$$$$ or skin color or what ever(smile)

YOU,I,WE or the government....Obama is not a dictator nor a savior, he is a MAN, a human being in progress....WAKE UP-America, the rest of the counrtys in honoring our new President have done so...!!!!A war has been ended!!!!1-20-09 will be a day of peace all over the planet Earth in Barack Hussein Obama''s honor!!!!!!!!
Thursday, April 10th 2014 at 6:47PM
ro all of the Earls out there, a little Black history.Brown vs Board of Education was passed in the 50s. This Separate is not Equal law which over came a law of Seperate is equal that was brough up when Black people took into their hands (much like Rosa Parks)that they were not going to pay their fares to ride on the train with the baggage,!!!!They believed that they where like the (white)humans sat who should be able to sit in seats on the train as they paid fares should have granted them as it did the White skinned people.

I have said all of this to say how the Civil Rights Movement came into being in the 60s to inforce Bvs B. Obama came about as Oprah's weapon for bringing attentionand equal justice for a Black youth: of a Black child getting charged with attempted murder with a kick with a tennis shoe to another White student.

So now take a look at your D. Rockerfellar arguement, say Oprah's 44the President that will send the first FORMER president to prison very soon. A former president that was so popular for his abuses of non-------tha tthe will end up in prison for these war crimes.

Me, I will take Oprah's MONEY(on going to prisonof the rich and powerful). I will take Barack's middle name of Hussein as the "HOMELAND SECURITY protector for not having any more attacks on our homeland any day....COME BACK Earls out there into my Black neighborhood said the expert on 'Black in America' to the -----(smile)

and, if you have not noticed that having Black skin now put us in the 100% bracket(a giant Black size smile or GRIN)or a very, very, very oud Ha, ha,ha...............I repead "come back"
Thursday, April 10th 2014 at 6:47PM
Emmanuel, I am a N.D. buddhist, but I say to you(who I assume is a Christian)Amen and may God bless you for you have managed to put a post that has become a PUBLIC,POSITIVE learning source..this is the main sorce of peace and unity of our human species.

This is what our new president is talking about(smile) Earl, ONE STEP is how we begin any journey. My peace, and love and respect to you.
Thursday, April 10th 2014 at 6:47PM
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