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Yahoo! It’s over! April 15, 2009

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The busy season is finally over! and you have NO idea how happy I am!!!

It’s true when elders tell us: Enjoy this time. Once you start working it is going to be very hectic!! We would obviously feel that they can say this or whatever else they want because they have a job and that they do not understand the feelings of someone who does not have a job. But it is true. Once you start working, everything is SO hectic. You have no time for anything at all.

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A bad atmosphere – Fact file. September 24, 2008

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For those of you who like me (YES! I admit. I had no clue about politics, hate it and hate it more!!!) did not know anything about these people, here is a little compiled information.

WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE?

BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA II

Born : August 4, 1961

Birth place : Honolulu, Hawaii.

Alma Mater : Harvard Law School , Columbia University, Occidental College.

Greatest moral failure : During high school he used marijuana, cocaine, and alcohol.

Present Position : Junior United States Senator from Illinois and presidential nominee of the Democratic Party in the 2008 general election.

State Legislator (Illinois) – 1997 to 2004

U.S. Senate campaign – 2004

U.S. Senator – January 4, 2005.

–> voted in favor of the Energy Policy Act of 2005.

–> defended the New Deal social welfare policies of Franklin D. Roosevelt and opposed Republican proposals to establish private accounts for Social Security in April 2005.

–> cosponsored the Secure America and Orderly Immigration Act.

–> supported a related bill, the Secure Fence Act.

–> Lugar–Obama and Coburn–Obama Transparency Act.

–> introduced follow-up legislation: Strengthening Transparency and Accountability in Federal Spending Act of 2008.

–> introduced a corporate jet provision to the Honest Leadership and Open Government Act

–> introduced Deceptive Practices and Voter Intimidation Prevention Act.

–> introduced the Iraq War De-Escalation Act of 2007.

–> proposed a cap and trade auction system in Oct 2007.

–> sponsored an amendment to the Defense Authorization Act adding safeguards for personality disorder military discharges.

–> sponsored the Iran Sanctions Enabling Act.

–> co-sponsored legislation to reduce risks of nuclear terrorism.

–> sponsored a Senate amendment to the State Children’s Health Insurance Program providing one year of job protection for family members caring for soldiers with combat-related injuries.

–> encouraged Democrats to reach out to evangelicals and other religious groups.

–> supports legal abortion.

Feb 10, 2007 – announced his candidacy for President of the United States.

PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN :

Top priorities –> ending the Iraq War, increasing energy independence, and providing universal health care.

–> ending development of new nuclear weapons.

–> reducing the current U.S. nuclear stockpile.

–> enacting a global ban on production of fissile material.

–> seeking negotiations with Russia in order to take ICBMs off high alert status.

–> universal health care in the U.S.

–> eliminate taxes for senior citizens with incomes of less than $50,000 a year.

–> repeal income tax cuts for those making over $250,000 as well as the capital gains and dividends tax cut.

–> close corporate tax loopholes.

–> lift the income cap on Social Security taxes.

–> restrict offshore tax havens.

–> simplify filing of income tax returns by pre-filling wage and bank information already collected by the IRS.

June 3, 2008 – passed the threshold to become the presumptive nominee.

Aug 23, 2008 – selected Delaware Sen. Joe Biden as his vice presidential running mate.

John Sidney McCain III –> Maverick Republican

Born : August 29, 1936

Birth Place: Coco Solo Naval Air Station in the Panama Canal Zone, Panama.

Alma Mater : United States Naval Academy.

Oct 26. 1967 : POW

Present Position : Senior United States Senator from Arizona and presidential nominee of the Republican Party in the 2008 presidential election.

1977 – Navy’s liaison to the U.S. Senate beginning through McCain.

April 1, 1981 – retired from the Navy as a captain.

1982 – ran as a Republican for an open seat in Arizona’s 1st congressional district.

1983 – opposed creation of a federal Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, active on Indian Affairs bills.

Jan. 1987 – Beginning of McCain’ Senate career.

–> one of the main authors of the 1988 Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.

–> strong supporter of the Gramm-Rudman legislation.

–> member of the 1991–1993 Senate Select Committee on POW/MIA Affairs.

–> Since Jan. 1993 – McCain has been Chairman of the International Republican Institute.

–> actively supported the Line Item Veto Act of 1996.

–> proposed legislation that would increase cigarette taxes.

–> co-sponsored the Aviation and Transportation Security Act that federalized airport security.

–> October 2002 : voted for the Iraq War Resolution

–> May 2006 : supported the Bush tax cut extension.

Greatest Legislative achievement: March 2002, McCain-Feingold passed in both Houses of Congress and was signed into law by President Bush.

Sept 27, 1999 – announced his candidacy for President.

PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN:

–> “a fight to take our government back from the power brokers and special interests, and return it to the people and the noble cause of freedom it was created to serve”

–> strong supporter of the Bush administration’s position.

–> strongly supported the Iraq troop surge of 2007.

–> supported the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2007.

October 2005 : introduced the McCain Detainee Amendment to the Defense Appropriations bill for 2005.

April 25, 2007 – John McCain formally announced his intention to run for President of the United States.

March 4, 2008 – McCain became the presumptive Republican nominee.

August 29, 2008 – Sarah Palin was revealed as McCain’s surprise choice for running mate. McCain chose Palin in part due to her potential to rally Christian conservatives behind his campaign.

SARAH PALIN :

–> advocated gun safety education for youth.

–> supports capital punishment.

–> supports allowing the discussion of creationism in public schools.

–> opposes same-sex marriage and supported a non-binding referendum for an Alaskan constitutional amendment to deny state health benefits to same-sex couples.

–> supports a constitutional amendment to make abortion illegal in all cases, including rape and incest, except if the life of the mother is endangered.

–> supports sex education in public schools.

–> supports preemptive military action in the face of an imminent threat, and supports U.S. military operations in Pakistan.

–> supports NATO membership for Ukraine and Georgia.

–> affirms that if Russia invaded a NATO treaty member the United States would meet its treaty obligations.

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Now, what would are you going to do on Nov. 4th, 2008 – The Grand Election date which has been set..?! Who are you going to select? Why? Are you sure you are making the right choice?

Not so lucky here.. August 22, 2008

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It has now been a year and a half since I graduated. I did my post graduation at a really nice college and in a really interesting booming (In India, just coming up) field.

But, even now, I still have not got a job. Im still unoccupied. I have been searching high and low…have been spreading the news of my joblessness by word of mouth thinking that maybe smebody somewhere might know someone who might know of a vacancy at their workplace. But to no avail.

In this area, God has completely left me alone..with absolutely no luck..and now, no hope left.

I feel so down just thinking of it. Near and dear have begun thinking that I do not want to work..that I do not long to be a career woman..that I am not searching hard enough. It hurts me so much when I hear undertones of this kind in the way people talk to me these days.. People have begun thinking I am just not capable..that maybe I am not good enough for a job!! Do you.. or anybody out there know how really bad it hurts right in the heart when you get that feeling?!!!! It hurts Real bad… Really really bad!!!

Nobody knows how desperate I am feeling. They don’t know that I have had enough and that I have lost all my positive thoughts.. my hopes.. my dreams.. everything!!! There is only this dull yearning in my heart that I wish I could get a job.. But, I feel everyone has deserted me in this area..

It really is very upsetting. Others would not be able to understand what I am going through.. the feelings that are running in my mind. I used to be confident and positive. But now, I have lost my very sense of self-worth even! What is the use of saying, ” Don’t worry. You will get a good job..” ? It doesn’t help. These are just words. I am not going to get a job with them.

I don’t think I any longer possess the self-confidence that I once had. Maybe even now, it might emerge and all of my basic characteristics are just cowering.. But, when..? Am I always going to be a home-maker? I don’t mean that to be a demeaning job. It is good. It takes up the whole day and there is a lot to do. But mostly it is that job without which life itself doesn’t run smoothly for everyone else!!!

But that is not what I studied all these years with a lot of hard work for! That is not why I followed my dreams, drawing my own path and reaching out to get what I aimed for!!! This is just not how I thought things would turn out..

In every other area, I can say I am blessed.. that I am happy.. but my career.. my job.. my work.. that is a subject whose mention can change my mood.. can upset me.. can stop all my talking..

I feel I have become a very boring person. I feel that none would be interested in talking to me now.. coz’ they would be bored with what I would have to say.. I am married and I cook and try to make the house a home for my husband. What is there to talk so much about that?! Nothing!!! Nothing at all!!! 😦

I have even lost touch with my hobbies and sit in front of the computer all day long doing this or that or rather nothing much!!! :/

I yearn for a job in my field of expertise. I yearn to earn a salary every month. I yearn to go out into the world and show everybody how able I am!