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Last week, President Obama met with young Americans in the West Wing to de-brief on the “100 Youth Roundtables” Initiative. In that session, young folks reflected on the feedback given to the White House during the course of the initiative. They discussed issues regarding environmental regulations, community organizations, legislation that the President supports, and how to really make a difference all around. To follow up on that feedback, the President announced a new series that will take us through the summer, called, “How to Make Change.” Check out his announcement:Download Video: mp4 (24MB) 201106/140878。

Good morning,honorable judges,ladies and gentlemen!早上好,尊敬的评委,女士们,先生们!I think you would be very glad to see me ,because Im the last candidate of this morning .我想你们会很高兴见到我,因为我是今天早上最后一名选手.After my speech ,all of us can go and enjoy our lunch !So ,lets again ,before I start my speech ,I would like to show you a map.我的演讲完毕之后,大家就可以享用午餐了.那么就开始吧,在开始演讲之前,我想向你们展示一幅地图,Its just a simple map of Beijing.As we can see from it ,there are a large number of colleges and universities in western part of Beijing,an area known as the Silicon Valley of China.那是一幅简单的北京地图.从地图上我们可以看到,北京西部有许多高等学府,那就是中国有名的硅谷,There are uncountalbe new high technologies coming into existence every year.那里每一年都涌进数不尽的高新技术.Then ,lets see the eastern part .You will find embassies and major businesses in this part of the town .接着让我们看一下东部,那里集中了各国领事馆和主要的商业区.So ,we conside this part as a good place for economic exchange.Then ,lets see the sourthern part, youll find parks,stadiums,and concert halls etc.于是,我们认为东部对于经济交流是一个好地方.接下来我们看一下南部,你可以看到公园,体育场,音乐厅等等.So a wonderful place for leisure ,isnt it ?How about the north?Here we go !一个消闲的好地方,不是吗?那么,北京怎么样了?You will find the Asia Games village located here.It used to be a hot spot during the 1993 ,during the Asia Games in 1993.这里,一九九三年亚运会会场.And now we are bidding for the 2008 Olympics Games.The local government is now preparing the constructure of an Olympic Park which will also stand on the north .现在我们正申办二零零八年的奥运会,当地政府也正在北部筹建一个奥林匹克公园.So its very clear that if we can hold the Olympic Games,Beijing will gather a golden opportunity of development in every direction .很明显如果我们能举办奥林匹克运动会,北京将在各个方面取得发展的黄金机会.Now ,I would like to express it more clearly why is it necessary and possible for Beijing to host the 2008 Olympic Games.现在,我想更明确地阐述一下为什么北京有必要和有可能主办奥林匹克会,I think there are three important factors.我认为有三个重要的因素.First ,it is a good chance for Beijing to improve its natural environment as well as to exploit the humanistic and natural resources.首先,那是北京改善自身的自身环境,同时挖掘人文和自然资源的大好机会.As it is know to all ,Beijing is a city with three-thousand-year history .众所周知,北京是一个拥有三千年历史的城市,There are hundres of cultural relics here .So if the Olympic Games can be held here ,the whole world will see the revival of Chinese civilization.这里有数百种文化遗产.所以如果奥运会能在这里举行,中国古代文明将会重现在世人眼前.Whats more, there seems always conflict existing between the preservation of the hold Beijing city and the expansion of the modern town .而且,保存老北京城和扩张现代城总存在着矛盾.Now, here comes the time to harmonize it .We can combine the builing of Olympic facilities together with the reformation of the old city .现在是时候协调一下,我们可以把建设奥运会设施和改革老城区相结合.Second ,once a city is chosen to be the host of Olympic Games,it will attract attentioins from the world # smart businessmen from all parts would come and invest here.第二,一旦一个城市被选为奥运会的主办城,将会吸引世界各地的商业人士前来投资.This will definitely spur a range of correlated business such as service business, media, tourism etc.这肯定会刺激一系列的商业,如务行业,媒体,旅游业等.The prospect of the businesses mentioned above could create thousands of job opportunities.上述大有发展前景的商业创造了成千上万的工作机会,This will be an alleviation of Beijings employment pressure.那将会减轻北京的就业压力.And third,for some historical and political reasons, China is still behind industrialized countries in some fields.第三,因为某些历史和政治原因,中国在某些领域仍然落后于发达的工业国家.But we are here today,talking about Olympic Game and our country.Why?但是我们今天在这里谈论奥运会和我们的国家,为什么?Because in the last 20 years, great changes have taken place there .因为在过去二十年来,这里已经发生了巨大的变化.As we all know ,our Olympic slogan is ;New Beijing,Great Olympics!;众所周知,我们的申奥口号是;新北京,新奥运!;,Why we call it ;New Beijing ;?as I think ,there are another three important new changes.为什么我们喊着;新北京;?据我所知,那里有另外三种重要的新变化.First one is new foundation ,Compared with the Beijing in 1993 ,we can find obvious differences.第一种是新的基础建设,与一九九三年相比,我们发现北京有了明显的不同,A lot of work has been done to deal with the air pollution and water pollution .加大度整治了空气污染和水资源污染.And second is new understanding.We define Olympic as humanistic Olympics , green Olympics and Scientic Olympics.第二种是对奥运会的新解,我们把它定义为;人文奥运,绿色奥运和科技奥运;.And third is a new role.We are not just a bidder, but we also act as a host.第三种是一个新的角色,我们不仅仅是申办者,我们还是主办者.And what we can do for this event, of course not everyone of us could win a gold medal in the stadium ,but we can try to win one in our daily lives.对这件事我们能做些什么?当然,不是所有人都能在运动场上得一块金牌,但我们尽力在生活里获得.We can start with little things just like protecting natural environment,working harder or simple little things just like giving a confident smile to the world.我们可以从小事做起,例如保护自然环境,更加努力工作或其它简单细小的事情如给世界一个自信的微笑.So in the end, I want to mention another important thing,bidding for the 2008 Olympic Games is not our only purpose.最后,我想提一下另外一件重要的事情,申办二零零八年奥运会不是我们唯一的目标,What we want to show is our confidence and optimism.So whether we win or not is not that important .我们想展示的是我们的信心和乐观.所以我们是否会赢并不那么重要,But just like the Olympic motto goes:;It is more important to participate than to win!;正如奥林匹克所推崇的:;重在参与!;Right here right now I would like to wish my country the best with all my heart and soul.现在我全心全意地祝福我的国家表现得好.And I also with everyone present could win you gold medal in this brand-new century .我希望现场的每位都在这个新世纪里赢得一块金牌,Maybe next time when I show you the map again.I will say proudly that:;Look ,this is Olympic Park where the 2008 Olympic Games was held !;Thank you very much .或许在下次我再向你们展示地图的时候,我可以自豪地说:;看呀,这里就是举办二零零八年奥运会的奥林匹克公园!;谢谢!Jiang Hua:Thank you contestant number twelve.Now your topic is ;What major effect will Chinas membership to the World Trade Organization have on the country?;姜华:谢谢你,第十二号选手,现在你的问题是中国成为世界贸易组织的成员对于我们国家有什么影响?Zhu Jingqiu:OK,thank you very much .Thank you for your question .Umm,OK ,give me a minute to think about it .朱静秋:好的,非常感谢,谢谢您的问题.好的,给我一分钟时间想想.大家都知道,Uhh,as,as we all know we have aly spent more than thirteen years on the negotiation for joining WTO.我们已经在加入世界贸易组织谈判上花了十三年多的时间.So,I think ,uh talking about the major effect , I think at least it has aly became a hot word just like Internet or stock.所以我想,有关主要影响,我想它至少已经成了一个热门词语,就像因特网或炒股.Or something like that, isnt it ?So ,oh ,I ve got a good idea.或者是类似的东西,不是吗?所以我想到一个好主意.I want to express the major effect together with the cheongsam I wear today .我想把主要影响与今天穿的旗袍相提并论.Ok, uh, it is a lot of pity that we, we are a little bit far away.非常遗憾我们相差如此远,I hope its just the distance of geography ,but not in the ,not in the heart.Well I hope all of us can be to together .我希望那仅仅是地理上的距离,而不是心灵上的距离,我希望大家能聚在一起.Ok,I would express it ,uh ,look ,here the first Chinese character is 胸.好的,我将表达一下,看,这里的第一个中国文字是;胸;,And in English its ,I think it means the overall,we should have the overall planning .用英语,我想它的意思是总体规划,我们应该有一个总体的计划.Before we join WTO,we should have a good preparation .That means We need a lot of changes and reform.加入世贸之前,我们应该做好充分的准备.意思是我们需要很多改变和改革.We should get used to the whole world and on the tracks.So I think first, just like 胸 is ,this is need a plan.我们应该适应整个世界,跟随着世界的步伐.所以我想首先,正如;胸;字一样,我们需要一个计划.We should make a plan and make some ,do some change .Second character is 算.And,算,that means to make a plan .我们应该做个计划,做些改变.第二个字是;算;,;算;的意思是做个计划.That is ,um ,I think first one is preparation .Second one is make a plan .那就是,我想首先是做准备,接着是做计划.Um,thats why we,we thats why we,we spend more than thirteen years on the negotiation ,because we have to make sure everything,we should discuss the details.那就是为什么我们花了长达十三年多的时间在谈判上,因为我们必须确保一切,我们必须商讨细节.I think it , it wont do any good for Chinese people just for joining in WTO in such hectic.我想凭着一时头脑发热而加入世贸将对中国人民没有好处,I think we need time .We should think it over .我想我们需要时间,我们需要考虑,And then we should make the whole plan and make sure we have it all y get everything y.我们应该做个总体计划,确保一切就绪.And ,um ,the last character is 用.And I think this character would give the most important influence for Chinese people .最后一个字是;用;.我想这个字对中国人有着重要的影响.用means we have aly get the plan .The next thing is to carry it out.;用;的意思是我们已经做好了计划,下一步是实施计划.And in this way we will receive,we will face a lot of influence.Not only just the economic ,but also culture and um,scientific in ,in many ways .在这种情况下,我们将收到,我们将面临很多影响.不仅仅是经济方面,而且是文化和科技等多方面.So ,I think in this part , this will influence the Chinese people the most.所以,我想这方面对中国人民影响最深.So ,we should have such kind of preparation and we should get y for the WTO,just like bidding for the 2008 Olympic Games.所以我们应该有这种准备,我们应该加入世贸准备,就申办二零零八年奥运会一样.We should have both of three steps.We should walk step, step by step .两者我们都应该采用这三个步骤,我们应该一步一步来.So ,I think joining the WTO it will do a great deal of good for both Chinese people and for the whole world.所以我想加入世贸,中国人民和全世界都有很大的好处.That is because ,um ,when we are popularizing the joining WTO,it will be a proper chance for Chinese people to know the importance of public welfare.那是因为当我们加入世贸,中国人民就有一个合适的机会了解公众福利的重要性,And ,um,it will also do a great deal of good for the whole world.I think if you wanted me to ...OK,thank you .对于全世界也有很大的好处.我想如果你要我....好了,谢谢.Judge:Thank you very much contestant number twelve.Youre absolutely right that ,um,those of us who are not born Chinese very much enjoy seeing you in your traditional Chinese costume.评委:非常感谢,十二号参赛选手.你完全正确,我们那些不是地道的中国人非常欣赏你的传统的中国装,Thats lovely .And we are delighted ,those of us whove been here before to see the wonderful changes and preparations that Beijing is making for the Olympics.很可爱.我们那些从前来过这里的人很高兴看到北京人的变化和为申奥所作的准备.And I ,I wonder which of those changes and preparations you think foreign visitores will appreciate most and I wonder if you think they are the same as the Chinese residents will appreciate most or are they different?我想知道你认为哪些变化和准备是国外游客最欣赏的,我想知道你是否认为他们最欣赏的和中国人一样,或者他们是不同的?Zhu Jingqiu:Um,OK,uh,for this question I want to answer both sides .朱静秋:好的,这个问题,我想两个方面都回答.I think for foreign visitors they come to China I think the most um important thing and the most uh important thing they will appreciate is the enhance of the citizens qual , uh, uh qualities.我想对于外国游客,他们来到中国.我想他们欣赏的最重要的事是市民素质的提高.That is because I ,I dont think foreign friends they come to China just for seeing the buildings or just see the ,the to envir...of course they do have such kind of view.那是因为我认为外国朋友来到中国不仅仅是为了看建筑或,当然他们有这种想法They want to enjoy the views.But ,I think to deal with people ,we ,we ,we can get along well.他们想欣赏这里的景色.但是,我想到的是人,我们能和睦相处,This is the most important thing.I remembered when I was just in my hometown ,its the ,I think the living condition is not that high.这是最重要的.我记得当我还在家乡的时候,那里的生活水平没那么高.Its very low.But ,I feel very good.I had a such good time .Because the local people they are so friendly .那是很低的.但我感觉很好,我过得很快乐,因为当地人很友善.So I think the foreign people,they, they come here they will like , just like simple little things,they will ask for the ways or where to go .所以我想外国人来到这里,他们喜欢,就像简单的,他们问路或到哪里儿去.We will give a reply ,we will give a show our manners and they will feel they at home .我们将给个答复,我们将会展现一种态度让他们感觉像在家里一样.So ,I think this is most important thing for , for um , foreign visitors.But ,uh ,for the government I think the most important thing for it will be more practical,所以我想对于外国游客这是最重要的,但对于政府,最重要的事更实际,just like the transportation ,and uh,the whole layout of the city .Uh ,cause you know ,uh, as we all know ,Beijing is a very big city.就像交通,整个城市的规划.因为你知道,众所周知,北京是一个很大的城市.So we should have such kind ,we should create a better environment for the whole ,for both tourists and also for the citizens ,not just far Olympics ,but also for our better living.所以我们应该为游客和市民创造一个更好的环境,不仅仅为了奥运会,是为了我们更好地生活.So ,I think the government would think more practical just like the facilities,um, the ,the ,the whole transportations.所以我想政府将考虑得更实际,像设施,整个交通系统.So ,I think ,uh, there a little bit different,but its also ,its uh ,do a great deal of good for both sides.所以我想,是有点不同,但对双方都有很大的好处.Judge:Thank you very much.评委:真的非常感谢.Zhu Jingqiu:Thank you .朱静秋:谢谢.Judge:Lets move to the future ,25 years from now , assuming that a plan has been made and is being carried out .评委:让我们去到未来,从现在到二十五年以后,假设做了一个计划而且正在实施.Is there anything with regard to China that you would hope not change in this plan?在这个计划里,对于中国,有什么东西你不希望改变的吗?Is there anything that you hope will stay the same ,that you value very much and think that China should continue and ,and not change in this plan?有什么东西希望保持不变,你很珍惜的,希望中国继续发扬,保持原状的?Zhu Jingqiu:Um,Okay .Thank you very much for your question .And uh I think ,and uh for this question I can also describe it with my ,with the clothes,with the dress I wear today .朱静秋:好的,非常感谢您的问题.我想对于这个问题,我也可以用我今天穿的衣来描绘它.I speak English but I wear a traditional dress.I think for China I also want such kind of combination.我用英语交谈但我穿着传统的衣, 我想对于中国我也希望有这种结合.We should have such good communication with the world .Just if you wanted me to describe it in just one word that is globalization ,我们应该与世界有如此好的交流,如果你想我用一个词来描绘那就是全球化.I think .We should keep a certain kind of ancient culture in our heart because we are just a nation just like American and just like the African ,so ours is the same .我们应该在我们的心中保存一定的古代文化因为我们的民族与美洲和非洲一样,所以我们的也一样.So we should keep something origin ,original ,I think so just like,like just like me ,I ,I wear just a special dress but I can communicate with all of us ,all of you cause I can speak English and I think in ,我们应该保存一些原始的东西,我想就像我穿着这件特别的衣,但我能与大家交流,因为我会讲英文.in peoples mind maybe a cheongsam just like this uh is very conservative but I am very active girl.我想在人们的思想里,旗袍可能是一种很传统的东西,但我是一个非常活跃的女孩子.So thats another kind of combination .So I think these too are not complicated .所以那是另外一种结合,所以我想这并不太复杂.We can combine them together ,so I think Chinese people , they are very talented .我们可以把他们结合起来,所以我认为中国人民,他们是聪明的,I think we have such kind ability to deal with it ,to handle with it .Thats my answer .我想我们有能力去处理它.那是我的回答.Judge:Okay, thank you .评委:好的,谢谢.Zhu Jingqiu:Thank you .朱静秋:谢谢.09/84999。

And the Oscar goes to Sean Penn.Thank you. Thank you. You commie, homo-loving sons-of-guns. I did not expect this, but I, and I want it to be very clear, that I do know how hard I make it to appreciate me often. But I am touched by the appreciation and I hoped for it enough that I did want to scribble down, so I had the names in case you were commie, homo-loving sons-of-guns, and so I want to thank my best friend, Sata Matsuzawa. My circle of long-time support, Mara, Brian, Barry and Bob. The great Cleve Jones. Our wonderful writer, Lance Black. Producers Bruce Cohen and Dan Jinks.And particularly, as all, as actors know, our director either has the patience, talent and restraint to grant us a voice or they don't, and it goes from the beginning of the meeting, to through the cutting room. And there is no finer hands to be in than Gus Van Sant. And finally, for those, two last finallies, for those who saw the signs of hatred as our cars drove in tonight, I think that it is a good time for those who voted for the ban against gay marriage to sit and reflect and anticipate their great shame and the shame in their grandchildren's eyes if they continue that way of support. We've got to have equal rights for everyone. And there are, and there are, these last two things. I'm very, very proud to live in a country that is willing to elect an elegant man president and a country who, for all its toughness, creates courageous artists. And this is in great due respect to all the nominees, but courageous artists, who despite a sensitivity that sometimes has brought enormous challenge, Mickey Rourke rises again and he is my brother. Thank you all very much.03/65664。

President Bush Discusses Financial Markets and World EconomyTHE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much. Please be seated. Thank you. Larry, thank you for the introduction. Thank you for giving Laura and me a chance to come to this historic hall to talk about a big issue facing the world. And today I appreciate you giving me a chance to come and for me to outline the steps that America and our partners are taking and are going to take to overcome this financial crisis.And I thank the Manhattan Institute for all you have done. I appreciate the fact that I am here in a fabulous city to give this speech. (Applause.) People say, are you confident about our future? And the answer is, absolutely. And it's easy to be confident when you're a city like New York City. After all, there's an unbelievable spirit in this city. This is a city whose skyline has offered immigrants their first glimpse of freedom. This is a city where people rallied when that freedom came under attack. This is a city whose capital markets have attracted investments from around the world and financed the dreams of entrepreneurs all across America. This is a city that has been and will always be the financial capital of the world. (Applause.)And I am grateful to be in the presence of two men who serve ably and nobly New York City -- Mayor Koch and Mayor Giuliani. Thank you all for coming. Glad you're here. (Applause.) I thank the Manhattan Institute Board of Trustees and its Chairman Paul Singer for doing good work, being a good policy center. (Applause.) And before I begin, I must say, I would hope that Ray Kelly would tell New York's finest how much I appreciate the incredible hospitality that we are always shown here in New York City. You're the head of a fabulous police force, and we thank you very much, sir. (Applause.)We live in a world in which our economies are interconnected. Prosperity and progress have reached farther than any time in our history. Unfortunately, as we have seen in recent months, financial turmoil anywhere in the world affects economies everywhere in the world. And so this weekend I'm going to host a Summit on Financial Markets and the World Economy with leaders from developed and developing nations that account for nearly 90 percent of the world economy. Leaders of the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the ed Nations, and the Financial Stability Forum are going to be there, as well. We'll have dinner at the White House tomorrow night, and we'll meet most of the day on Saturday.The leaders attending this weekend's meeting agree on a clear purpose -- to address the current crisis, and to lay the foundation for reforms that will help prevent a similar crisis in the future. We also agree that this undertaking is too large to be accomplished in a single session. The issues are too complex, the problem is too significant to try to solve, or to come up with reasonable recommendations in just one meeting. So this summit will be the first of a series of meetings.It will focus on five key objectives: understanding the causes of the global crisis, reviewing the effectiveness of our responses thus far, developing principles for reforming our financial and regulatory systems, launching a specific action plan to implement those principles, and reaffirming our conviction that free market principles offer the surest path to lasting prosperity. (Applause.)First, we're working toward a common understanding of the causes behind the global crisis. Different countries will naturally bring different perspectives, but there are some points on which we can all agree:Over the past decade, the world experienced a period of strong economic growth. Nations accumulated huge amounts of savings, and looked for safe places to invest them. Because of our attractive political, legal, and entrepreneurial climates, the ed States and other developed nations received a large share of that money.The massive inflow of foreign capital, combined with low interest rates, produced a period of easy credit. And that easy credit especially affected the housing market. Flush with cash, many lenders issued mortgages and many borrowers could not afford them. Financial institutions then purchased these loans, packaged them together, and converted them into complex securities designed to yield large returns. These securities were then purchased by investors and financial institutions in the ed States and Europe and elsewhere -- often with little analysis of their true underlying value.The financial crisis was ignited when booming housing markets began to decline. As home values dropped, many borrowers defaulted on their mortgages, and institutions holding securities backed by those mortgages suffered serious losses. Because of outdated regulatory structures and poor risk management practices, many financial institutions in America and Europe were too highly leveraged. When capital ran short, many faced severe financial jeopardy. This led to high-profile failures of financial institutions in America and Europe, led to contractions and widesp anxiety -- all of which contributed to sharp declines in the equity markets.These developments have placed a heavy burden on hardworking people around the world. Stock market drops have eroded the value of retirement accounts and pension funds. The tightening of credit has made it harder for families to borrow money for cars or home improvements or education of the children. Businesses have found it harder to get loans to expand their operations and create jobs. Many nations have suffered job losses, and have serious concerns about the worsening economy. Developing nations have been hit hard as nervous investors have withdrawn their capital.We are faced with the prospect of a global meltdown. And so we've responded with bold measures. I'm a market-oriented guy, but not when I'm faced with the prospect of a global meltdown. At Saturday's summit, we're going to review the effectiveness of our actions.Here in the ed States, we have taken unprecedented steps to boost liquidity, recapitalize financial institutions, guarantee most new debt issued by insured banks, and prevent the disorderly collapse of large, interconnected enterprises. These were historic actions taken necessary to make -- necessary so that the economy would not melt down and affect millions of our fellow citizens.In Europe, governments are also purchasing equity in banks and providing government guarantees for loans. In Asia, nations like China and Japan and South Korea have lowered interest rates and have launched significant economic stimulus plans. In the Middle East, nations like Kuwait and the UAE have guaranteed deposits and opened up new government lending to banks.In addition, nations around the world have taken unprecedented joint measures. Last month, a number of central banks carried out a coordinated interest rate cut. The Federal Reserve is extending needed liquidity to central banks around the world. The IMF and World Bank are working to ensure that developing nations can weather this crisis.This crisis did not develop overnight, and it's not going to be solved overnight. But our actions are having an impact. Credit markets are beginning to thaw. Businesses are gaining access to essential short-term financing. A measure of stability is returning to financial systems here at home and around the world. It's going to require more time for these improvements to fully take hold, and there's going to be difficult days ahead. But the ed States and our partner are taking the right steps to get through this crisis.In addition to addressing the current crisis, we will also need to make broader reforms to strengthen the global economy over the long term. This weekend, leaders will establish principles for adapting our financial systems to the realities of the 21st century marketplace. We will discuss specific actions we can take to implement these principles. We will direct our finance ministers to work with other experts and report back to us with detailed recommendations on further reasonable actions.One vital principle of reform is that our nations must make our financial markets more transparent. For example, we should consider improving accounting rules for securities, so that investors around the world can understand the true value of the assets they purchase.200811/56172。

One of the Most Accomplished Americans Ever to Serve our Democracymp4 视频下载 REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENTON THE PASSING OF SENATOR EDWARD M. KENNEDYBlue Heron FarmChilmark, MassachusettsTHE PRESIDENT: I wanted to say a few words this morning about the passing of an extraordinary leader, Senator Edward Kennedy.Over the past several years, I've had the honor to call Teddy a colleague, a counselor, and a friend. And even though we have known this day was coming for some time now, we awaited it with no small amount of d.Since Teddy's diagnosis last year, we've seen the courage with which he battled his illness. And while these months have no doubt been difficult for him, they've also let him hear from people in every corner of our nation and from around the world just how much he meant to all of us. His fight has given us the opportunity we were denied when his brothers John and Robert were taken from us: the blessing of time to say thank you -- and goodbye.The outpouring of love, gratitude, and fond memories to which we've all borne witness is a testament to the way this singular figure in American history touched so many lives. His ideas and ideals are stamped on scores of laws and reflected in millions of lives -- in seniors who know new dignity, in families that know new opportunity, in children who know education's promise, and in all who can pursue their dream in an America that is more equal and more just -- including myself.The Kennedy name is synonymous with the Democratic Party. And at times, Ted was the target of partisan campaign attacks. But in the ed States Senate, I can think of no one who engendered greater respect or affection from members of both sides of the aisle. His seriousness of purpose was perpetually matched by humility, warmth, and good cheer. He could passionately battle others and do so peerlessly on the Senate floor for the causes that he held dear, and yet still maintain warm friendships across party lines.And that's one reason he became not only one of the greatest senators of our time, but one of the most accomplished Americans ever to serve our democracy.His extraordinary life on this earth has come to an end. And the extraordinary good that he did lives on. For his family, he was a guardian. For America, he was the defender of a dream.I spoke earlier this morning to Senator Kennedy's beloved wife, Vicki, who was to the end such a wonderful source of encouragement and strength. Our thoughts and prayers are with her, his children Kara, Edward, and Patrick; his stepchildren Curran and Caroline; the entire Kennedy family; decades' worth of his staff; the people of Massachusetts; and all Americans who, like us, loved Ted Kennedy.END 10:00 A.M. EDT08/82671。

The President on Retrofitting Buildings: "Here's What’s Sexy About It: Saving Money"Yesterday the Vice President sent a memo (pdf) to the President demonstrating how the new foundation for a clean energy economy has been laid this year. The memo is thorough and solid - take a look to get a shapshot of how the future will unfold as a result of the investments in the Recovery Act and the President's budget.Today the President honed in on one element of that emerging clean energy job market, an element he announced a renewed focus upon during last week's speech at Brookings – retrofitting homes. Speaking at a Home Depot, he described the focus as one of several "strategic surgical steps," explaining why this area of the economy is so well-fitted for an immediate boost that will help the economy as a whole turn around:12/92278。

We seek neither their military alliance nor any artificial imitation of our society.我们既不谋求使他们在军事上与我们结盟,也不希望他们人为地模仿我们的社会。And they can know the warmth of the welcome that awaits them when, as must be, they join again the ranks of freedom.他们会了解到,在他们重新加入自由行列时(这是不容置疑的),等待着他们的将是热烈的欢迎。We honor, no less in this divided world than in a less tormented time, the people of Russia.在这个分裂的世界里,我们如同在一个不甚艰难的时代一样尊重俄罗斯人民。We do not d, rather do we welcome, their progress in education and industry.对于他们在教育和工业方面取得的进步,我们的态度不是惧怕,而毋宁是表示欢迎。We wish them success in their demands for more intellectual freedom, greater security before their own laws, fuller enjoyment of the rewards of their own toil.我们祝愿他们获得更多的知识自由,在他们自己的法律面前拥有更大的安全感,更为充分地享有他们自己辛勤劳动的报酬。For as such things come to pass, the more certain will be the coming of that day when our peoples may freely meet in friendship.因为这些事情一经发生,我们两个民族进行友好而自由交往的日子,其来临将更加确定无疑。So we voice our hope and our belief that we can help to heal this divided world.因此,我们表示我们能够帮助治愈这个分裂世界的创伤,我们对此充满希望和信心。Thus may the nations cease to live in trembling before the menace of force.惟有如此,各国人民才有可能不再胆战心惊地生活在武力的威胁之中。Thus may the weight of fear and the weight of arms be taken from the burdened shoulders of mankind.惟有这样,才有可能从人类负担沉重的肩头卸下恐惧和武器的包袱。This, nothing less, is the labor to which we are called and our strength dedicated.这就是召唤我们来为之奉献力量的不折不扣的艰辛工作。And so the prayer of our people carries far beyond our own frontiers, to the wide world of our duty and our destiny.因此,我国人民的祝福远远地超出了我们的疆界,传遍了我们的责任和命运所关的广阔世界。May the light of freedom, coming to all darkened lands, flame brightly—until at last the darkness is no more.但愿自由之光熊熊燃烧,照亮所有黑暗的大地,直至黑暗最终消失。May the turbulence of our age yield to a true time of peace, when men and nations shall share a life that honors the dignity of each, the brotherhood of all.但愿我们这些动荡不安的年月能为一个真正的和平时代所取代,到那时,所有的人民和国家都将分享一种相互尊重、亲如兄弟的生活。02/437541。