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Date :

21/05/09 00:10

Objet :

Marie, I need your voice on health care

Marie —

The chance to finally reform our nation’s health care system is here. While Congress moves rapidly to produce a detailed plan, I have made it clear that real reform must uphold three core principles — it must reduce costs, guarantee choice, and ensure quality care for every American.

As we know, challenging the status quo will not be easy. Its defenders will claim our goals are too big, that we should once again settle for half measures and empty talk. Left unanswered, these voices of doubt might yet again derail the comprehensive reform we so badly need. That’s where you come in.

When our opponents spread fear and confusion about the changes we seek, your support for these core principles will show clarity and resolve. When the lobbyists for the status quo tell Congress to hold back, your personal story will give them the courage to press forward.

Join my call: Ask Congress to pass real health care reform in 2009.

After adding your name, please consider sharing your personal story about the importance of health care reform in your life and the lives of those you love.

I will be personally reviewing many of these signatures and stories. If you speak up now, your voice will make a difference.


American families are watching their premiums rise four times faster than their wages. Spiraling health care costs are shackling America’s businesses, curtailing job growth and slowing the economy at the worst possible time. This has got to change.

I know personal stories can drive that change, because I know how my mother’s experience continues to drive me. She passed away from ovarian cancer a little over a decade ago. And in the last weeks of her life, when she was coming to grips with her own mortality and showing extraordinary courage just to get through each day, she was spending too much time worrying about whether her health insurance would cover her bills. She deserved better. Every American deserves better. And that’s why I will not rest until the dream of health care reform is finally achieved in the United States of America.

Please add your name to join my call. Then share your personal story about why you too will not rest until this job is done.


Last November, the American people sent Washington a clear mandate for change. But when the polls close, the true work of citizenship begins. That’s what Organizing for America is all about. Now, in these crucial moments, your voice once again has extraordinary power. I’m counting on you to use it.

Thank you,

President Barack Obama

Lucie Aubrac’ s poem


Lfor liberty offreedom,Afor able to resistand ambition
life and lightabroad, against and another world
letter andlinkadventure and avendventurous

leave and liveabuse, actors and actresses
loveall day, appointment and arrival

Ufor union against warUfor us, under and upside-down

unusualbut united upset and unfortunately
unfortunateand unblock
umpredictableBfor beauty and beautiful
union and unitybraveness
best birthday
Cfor citizenenshipand countriesbetter beliefand birth
carebut coldbecoming a bravebutterfly
confidentbelieving in being

Ifor injuries and illnesses Rforreactandrealisticrules
important ideasrainand resist
intelligence , inhabitantsa reign of peace becoming a resisting river
interruption of idiocyA for actors of peace in the world
being able to resist, advice

Eforanempty earthasking for autonomy and accomplishment
earthan d its protection
the end of hate and warCfor clever and creative
everyoneand everydaycareful and coverage
escape , evasioncharacters and careers
enoughchosen clues
celebrations andcongratulations!

Elèves de 4° anglaisLVIIclasse de MadameANDRE
Alisée, Charlotte,Eugénie,Joséphine ,Lucie J,Luice G,Narcisse

Arthur Conan Doyle

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Arthur Conan Doyle was born in 1859 in Edinburgh in Scotland. He wrote the first detective story in 1887, A study in Scarlet when he was 28 years old.

He created Sherlock Holmes 4 years later in 1891 and wrote historic books too.

Then he became Sir Arthur Conan Doyle on the tenth of August 1902. He eventually died [ai] at the age of 71.

New Year’s resolutions!

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2009 resolutions.

I must be polite [ai] with my mother!

I will be friendly with my friends!

I will be nice with my family!

I must not /mustn’t annoy my brother!

I must protect the environment!

I must register and vote!

I must go in 3eme

I will not / won’t watch TV

I must say hello to people I usually avoid

I must learn my vocabulary

I will practise sport regularly!

I will go for a walk once a week!

I will not/won’t play with video games!

I have to help my mother !

I have to be good at maths!

adapted from Colors by Kira Willey

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Adapted from Kira Willey… Colors !

Hello… I am happy… today !

Smiling like the sunshine

I am black today

as black as a black cat

and as dark as hair

I am red today

as red as blood

and an angry tiger and a mad lion

I am yellow today

as yellow as the sun

I am depressed today

I feel depressed today

as grey as fog and mist

as purple as a scar

I am tired today

I feel dead today

as heavy as stones

head in the fog

head in the mist

i am amazed today

like a firework in the sky

I am orange today

as orange as orange juice

I am blue today

as blue as the sea

I am grey today

as grey as a rabit

i am a rainbow today

as colourful as a smile

I am purple today

as purple as a toy

I am green today

as green as vegetables and leeks

I am blue today

as blue as the sky and as the sea

I am unhappy today

as a black toad waiting for the rain

I am purple today

as purple as a violet

as purple as a poor daisy flower

as a poor pear

as a poor princess

I am yellow today

as yellow as the sun

I am quik today

as quick as Quinky the horse

I am good at work today

as good as a galloping horse

I am a rainbow today

as a multi-colored flag

as a clever magician with a wand !



as a wealthy witch/wizard with a wonderful wand !

As a weird wizard with a weird wand !

As a white web in a white light


May 2009