Story of the Day

The President sent me this message today. It is one of the more powerful and encouraging bits of news I’ve heard in a while. I had my doubts about its sincerity, but I checked intuitively, and it seems as though he really means what he says. The bleeding wound of oil spewing into the gulf may just have a hidden gift to it- mass uplifting of consciousness and change in the way of energy, economy and global livelihood.

David —

The BP oil spill in the Gulf Coast is the worst environmental disaster of its kind in our nation’s history. I am returning to the region today to review our efforts and meet with families and business owners affected by the catastrophe.

We are working to hold BP accountable for the damage to the lands and the livelihoods of the Gulf Coast, and we are taking strong precautions to make certain a spill like this never happens again.

But our work will not end with this crisis. That’s one of the reasons why last week I invited lawmakers from both parties to join me at the White House to discuss what it will take to move forward on legislation to promote a new economy powered by green jobs, combat climate change, and end our dependence on foreign oil.

Today, we consume more than 20 percent of the world’s oil, but have less than two percent of the world’s oil reserves. Beyond the risks inherent in drilling four miles beneath the surface of the Earth, our dependence on oil means that we will continue to send billions of dollars of our hard-earned wealth to other countries every month — including many in dangerous and unstable regions.

In other words, our continued dependence on fossil fuels will jeopardize our national security. It will smother our planet. And it will continue to put our economy and our environment at risk. We cannot delay any longer, and that is why I am asking for your help.

Please stand with me today in backing clean energy. Adding your name will help Organizing for America create a powerful, public display of support for making this change happen.

The time has come, once and for all, for this nation to fully embrace a new future. That means continuing our unprecedented effort to make everything — from our homes and businesses to our cars and trucks — more energy-efficient. It means rolling back billions of dollars of tax breaks to oil companies so we can prioritize investments in clean energy research and development.

Many businesses support this agenda because shifting to clean energy creates opportunities for entrepreneurship. This is how we will reinvent our economy — and create new companies and new jobs all across the country.

There will be transition costs and a time of adjustment. But if we refuse to heed the warnings from the disaster in the Gulf — we will have missed our best chance to seize the clean-energy future we know America needs to thrive in the years and decades to come.

The House of Representatives has already passed a comprehensive energy and climate bill, and there is currently a plan in the Senate — a plan that was developed with ideas from Democrats and Republicans — that would achieve the same goal. But this is an issue that Washington has long ignored in favor of protecting the status quo.

So I’m asking for your help today to show that the American people are ready for a clean-energy future.

Please add your name to mine:

Thank you,

President Barack Obama


5 comments on “Story of the Day

  1. I can relate to everything said in this post, we have been put on this earth to teach us something. Ive had a very similar experince in my life.I now see that everything is connected, everytime you make a wrong choice you’ll be put in a new situation very much like it untill you get it.
    In my case I’ve had a very hard time learning forgiveness. Im still not sure if I completely get it, but im certain I’ll be put in that situation again, if i have’nt.

    Yes people also question my sanity from time to time, and I have been ashamed og myself because of that. But no more, I want to explorer myself and it dont really bother me anymore what people think.

    Nomatter what people think of me I will try to win them over 1 heart at the time. Life is pretty simpel if you just love people, eventually they will love you back.


  2. This is great David! the president responding, Bless you President Obama, I now need to study up on this clean energy bill. Now lets bring our troops home and heal the wounds………. That was a great response Rasmus.

  3. Update Dec 5 2012
    Nothing has changed. No sanctions or fines levied against BP. BP also advertising on TV claiming gulf is “better” after clean up than before spill. Pull your head out of your ass & start refusing the status quo that is being forced upon us by the media & your govt. Its fools like you that voted to continue the madness. True revolution comes at the end of a gun. WAKE UP !!!

    • Pull your head out of your own ass. What are you doing for the world except for complaining about it?

      True revolution doesn’t come at the end of a gun you short-sighted, war-mongering knucklehead. “Violence has never caused lasting peace.”

      It’s actually people with your attitude that landed us in this mess in the first place.

      If you want people to WAKE UP!! then guess, what? Yeah, that’s right… start waking up yourself.

      And the next time you post unfounded bullshit on this site, I am going to reach out with the nearest long-barrel gun and shove it up your ass, pull the trigger and then ask you if you still think that’s the key to true revolution.

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