By Jueseppi B.
August 8th, 2013: Tweets of the Day
President Obama Thanks Troops and Military Families at Camp Pendleton
— The White House (@whitehouse) August 8, 2013
Yesterday, President Obama traveled to Camp Pendleton to visit with troops and their families, and to thank them for their extraordinary service to our nation.
“I’m here because, for more than a decade, you — and all our men and women in uniform — have borne the burden in this time of war,” President Obama said.
President Obama Speaks to Troops at Camp Pendleton
August 07, 2013 | 25:31 |Public Domain
President Obama thanks troops and their families for their extraordinary service to our nation.
In Los Angeles, President Obama sat down with Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff to answer questions about housing from Americans all over the country.
Join us on Friday, August 9th, at 2:00 pm EDT for a “We the Geeks” Google+ Hangout on “Robots” – where pioneering scientists will discuss how robots can help transform everything from school classrooms to the factory floor and operating rooms to the way we explore the Solar System.
Making government data resources publicly available in machine-readable form as fuel for new private-sector products and businesses is one example of how the President is working to make government smarter and more innovative for the American people.
White House Schedule – August 8, 2013
In the morning, the President will receive the Presidential Daily Briefing in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press.
In the afternoon, President will hold a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Antonis Samaras of Greece. The meeting will highlight the strength of the U.S.-Greek relationship and underscore our ongoing support for Greece’s efforts to reform its economy and promote a return to prosperity, as well as our cooperation on a broad array of mutual interests and challenges, including defense, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, counterterrorism, prospects for a settlement in Cyprus, and developments in the region, North Africa, and Syria. There will be a pool spray at the bottom of the meeting.
The Vice President and Dr. Jill Biden will be in Long Island, New York. There are no public events scheduled.
10:15 AM: The President receives the Presidential Daily Briefing.
12:30 PM: Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney WATCH LIVE
2:55 PM: The President holds a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Antonis Samaras of Greece.
Statements and Releases August 08, 2013
10:09 AM EDT
Karen Mills is the Administrator of the Small Business Administration.
Across the United States, immigrants are starting and building successful businesses that create good American jobs and promote our country’s economic growth. These businesses form the fabric of our communities, and are part of our uniquely American heritage as a nation of immigrants and innovators.
To accelerate our nation’s economic momentum, we need an immigration system that works for America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners–a system that allows us to leverage the creativity and diversity of immigrant entrepreneurs to better compete in the global economy.
Earlier today, I had the opportunity to meet with local business owners and leaders from the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce to discuss how commonsense immigration reform will help foster entrepreneurship and create jobs for workers, not only in New York, but across America.
Commonsense immigration reform has three pillars: smarter enforcement and continued border security; a path to citizenship for those who work hard and play by the rules; and an updated legal system that allows us to attract and retain entrepreneurs from around the world.
We know that immigrants over-index in entrepreneurship. In 2011 alone, immigrants started 28 percent of all new U.S. businesses, despite accounting for only 13 percent of the U.S. population. And between 2006 and 2012, 44 percent of new tech startups in Silicon Valley had at least one immigrant founder.
Immigrant-owned businesses foster vitality, creativity and diversity in our entrepreneurial ecosystem. And, in addition to creating jobs here at home, they are helping to increase America’s global competitiveness by exporting and opening up markets around the world. Immigrants or their children also founded more than 40 percent of Fortune 500 companies, which collectively employ over 10 million people and generate annual revenue of $4.2 trillion.
Commonsense immigration reform expands on the successes of the business leaders who came to our country to build a better life and encourages the type of high-growth entrepreneurship that contributes to our long-term economic strength.
The bipartisan Senate immigration reform bill, which New York’s Senator Schumer championed along with Arizona Senator John McCain and others Democrats, Republicans and Independents in the Senate, makes meaningful improvements to the existing employment-based green card system and creates a new “startup visa” for immigrant entrepreneurs. This important tool would allow entrepreneurs like these who meet a threshold level of financing from U.S. investors or revenue from U.S. customers to start businesses in the United States, and remain permanently if their companies grow and create jobs for American workers.
America is a nation of immigrants and a nation of entrepreneurs, and the Obama Administration is committed to honoring the legacy of innovation and competitiveness that has helped to make our country great. Passage by the House of Representatives of a balanced, comprehensive immigration reform bill is the next step forward in ensuring that America continues to attract the world’s best and brightest to start new businesses, create good jobs and help grow America’s middle class.
To learn more about the economic benefits of immigration reform in your state, click here.
Learn about the plan to continue helping responsible homeowners
Here’s one of the best things about immigration reform: It’s going to make the economy a lot better.
We have a moral obligation to lead the fight against carbon pollution.
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Published on Aug 7, 2013
Watch “Serve” highlighting the incredible story of Alejandro Morales, a young undocumented immigrant who was brought to the United States when he was only seven months old. Alejandro was the highest ranking cadet in Chicago JROTC and his biggest dream is to serve his county in the U.S. Marines. He is an American; this is the only country he’s ever known. He wants to serve and protect his country, but our broken immigration system prevents him from doing so because he is an undocumented immigrant.
SB.TV – Dean Atta – I Am Nobody’s Nigger
Uploaded on Jan 27, 2012
Dean Atta’s controversial poem, ‘I Am Nobody’s Nigger’, gets a visual from SBTV’s production arm, Sudden|Black. Featuring prominent figures within the uk music scene, Scorcher, Clement Marfo, Random Impulse, Mic Righteous, Roxxane and Jamal Edwards.
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