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Good morning. Christmas is fast approaching, and I know many of you are busy trying to finish up your holiday shopping. This week, we received good news about the economy that should brighten the season and keep us optimistic about the year ahead.First, the Commerce Department released figures showing that sales for America's retailers were up in November and that the increase is much larger than expected. These figures are important because for many American businesses November and December are their highest sales months for the year. So the healthy increase in retail sales is a good sign for American employers and workers.America's working families also received another bit of holiday cheer this week: We learned that real hourly wages rose by 2.3 percent over the past year. That may not sound like a lot, but for the typical family of four with both parents working, it means an extra ,350 for this year. At the same time, our growing economy continues to create jobs and that has brought unemployment down to just 4.5 percent. These numbers give all Americans a reason to celebrate: More people are working than ever before, and paychecks are going further than they used to.When you decide how to spend your paycheck, you have to set priorities and live within your means. Congress needs to do the same thing with the money you send to Washington. That was one of the clear messages American voters sent in the mid-term elections. And one of the best ways we can impose more discipline on federal spending is by addressing the problem of earmarks.Earmarks are spending provisions that are often slipped into bills at the last minute, so they never get debated or discussed. It is not surprising that this often leads to unnecessary federal spending -- such as a swimming pool or a teapot museum tucked into a big spending bill. And over the last decade, the Congressional Research Service reports that the number of earmarks has exploded -- increasing from about 3,000 in 1996 to 13,000 in 2006. I respect Congress's authority over the public purse, but the time has come to reform the earmark process and dramatically reduce the number of earmarks.Reforming earmarks is the responsibility of both political parties. Over the past year, the Republican Congress succeeded in eliminating virtually all earmarks for three major Cabinet departments. And I'm pleased that Democratic leaders in Congress recently committed themselves to support reforms that would restore transparency and accountability to earmarks. For this year's budget, they pledged to maintain current levels of spending and not include any earmarks. And they agreed to a temporary moratorium on earmarks.This is a good start, but Congress needs to do much more. My administration will soon lay out a series of reforms that will help make earmarks more transparent, that will hold the members who propose earmarks more accountable, and that will help reduce the number of earmarks inserted into large spending bills.Republicans and Democrats alike have an opportunity to demonstrate our commitment to spending restraint and good government by making earmark reform a top priority for the next Congress. When it comes to spending your money, you expect us to rise above party labels. By working together to cut down on earmarks, we can show the American people that we can be fiscally responsible with their money and that we can come together in Washington to get results.Thank you for listening. paycheck : salary or wage (薪水)earmark : to reserve or set aside for a particular purpose(为某用途拨款)200703/11249


  【背景提示】作为以色列的盟友,美国在调查中发挥重要作用。  美国总统贝拉克·奥巴马定于9日会见到访的巴勒斯坦民族权力机构主席马哈茂德·阿巴斯,预计就调查援助船遇袭展开磋商。  阿巴斯的发言人纳比勒·阿布·鲁代纳说:“阿巴斯将要求奥巴马介入,(要求以色列)无条件解除对加沙封锁,因为这是化解紧张局势的唯一途径。”  一些分析师说,两人会谈难以实现突破,但奥巴马不会让阿巴斯空手而归。路透社援引一名不愿公开姓名的美国官员的话报道,奥巴马将承诺继续推进中东和平进程。  另外,奥巴马将承诺向加沙提供经济援助,“与阿巴斯磋商提高加沙居民生活水平的步骤,包括美国援助的一些具体项目”。  路透社分析,奥巴马将力求在巴勒斯坦和以色列之间寻求平衡。他将敦促以色列放松对加沙封锁,同时避免与以色列关系僵化。President Obama announces 0 million in additional help for housing, schools, and development in Gaza and the West Bank as he and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas speak to the press after meeting in the Oval Office.Download Video: mp4 (215MB) | mp3 (21MB) 201006/105826。

  The Chief Magistrate derives all his authority from the people, and they have referred none upon him to fix terms for the separation of the States.合众国总统的一切权威都来之于人民,人民并没有授于他规定条件让各州脱离出去的权力。The people themselves can do this if also they choose, but the Executive as such has nothing to do with it.人民自己如果要那样干,那自然也是可以的;可是现在的行政当局不能这样做。His duty is to administer the present Government as it came to his hands and to transmit it unimpaired by him to his successor.他的职责,是按照他接任时的样子管理这个政府,然后,毫无损伤地再移交给他的继任者。Why should there not be a patient confidence in the ultimate justice of the people?我们为什么不能耐心地坚决相信人民的最终的公道呢?Is there any better or equal hope in the world? In our present differences, is either party without faith of being in the right?难道在整个世界上还有什么更好的,或与之相等的希望吗?在我们今天的分歧中,难道双方不都是认为自己正确吗?If the Almighty Ruler of Nations, with His eternal truth and justice, be on your side of the North, or on yours of the South,如果万国的全能统治者,以他的永恒的真理和公正,站在你们北方一边,或你们南方一边,that truth and that justice will surely prevail by the judgment of this great tribunal of the American people.那么,依照美国人民这一伟大法官的判决,真理和公正必将胜利。By the frame of the Government under which we live this same people have wisely given their public servants but little power for mischief,按照目前我们生活其下的现政府的构架,我国人民十分明智;授于他们的公仆的胡作非为的权力是微乎其微的;and have with equal wisdom provided for the return of that little to their own hands at very short intervals.而且同样还十分明智地规定,即使那点微乎其微的权力,经过很短一段时间后,就必须收回到他们自己手中。While the people retain their virtue and vigilance no Administration by any extreme of wickedness or folly can very seriously injure the Government in the short space of four years.由于人民保持他们的纯正和警惕,任何行政当局,在短短的四年之中,也不可能用极其恶劣或愚蠢的行为对这个政府造成严重的损害。My countrymen, one and all, think calmly and well upon this whole subject. Nothing valuable can be lost by taking time.我的同胞们,请大家对这整个问题平心静气地好好想一想,真正有价值的东西是不会因从容从事而丧失的。If there be an object to hurry any of you in hot haste to a step which you would never take deliberately, that object will be frustrated by taking time;如果有个什么目标使你迫不及待地要取得它,你采取的步骤是在审慎考虑的情况下不会采取的,那个目标的确可能会由于你的从容不迫而达不到;but no good object can be frustrated by it. Such of you as are now dissatisfied still have the old Constitution unimpaired, and, on the sensitive point,但一个真正好的自标是不会因为从容从事而失去的。你们中现在感到不满的人,仍然必须遵守原封未动的老宪法,新个敏感的问题上,the laws of your own framing under it; while the new Administration will have no immediate power, if it would, to change either.仍然有根据宪法制订的法律;而对此二者,新政府即使想要加以改变,它自身也立即无此权力。If it were admitted that you who are dissatisfied hold the right side in the dispute, there still is no single good reason for precipitate action.即使承认你们那些心怀不满的人在这一争执中站在正确的一边,那也丝毫没有正当的理由要采取贸然行动。Intelligence, patriotism, Christianity, and a firm reliance on Him who has never yet forsaken this favored land are still competent to adjust in the best way all our present difficulty.明智、爱国主义、基督教精神,以及对从未抛弃过这片得天独厚的土地的上帝的依赖,仍然完全能够以最理想的方式来解决我们当前的一切困难。In your hands, my dissatisfied fellow-countrymen, and not in mine, is the momentous issue of civil war.决定内战这个重大问题的是你们,我的心怀不满的同胞们,而并非决定于我。政府决不会攻击你们。The Government will not assail you. You can have no conflict without being yourselves the aggressors.只要你们自己不当侵略者,就不会发生冲突。You have no oath registered in heaven to destroy the Government, while I shall have the most solemn one to ;preserve, protect, and defend it.;你们并没有对天发誓必须毁灭这个政府,而我却曾无比庄严地宣誓,一定要“保持、保护和保卫”这个政府。I am loath to close. We are not enemies, but friends.我真不想就此结束我的讲话,我们不是敌人,而是朋友。We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained it must not break our bonds of affection.我们决不能成为敌人。尽管目前的情绪有些紧张,但决不能容许它使我们之间的亲密情感纽带破裂。The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone all over this broad land,回忆的神秘琴弦,在整个这片辽阔的土地上,从每一个战场,每一个爱国志士的坟墓,延伸到每一颗跳动的心和每一个家庭,will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.它有一天会被我们的良知所触动,再次奏出联邦合唱曲。02/436724

  A More Perfect Union 塑造一个更加完美的合众国 ( 2008年3月18日,宾夕法尼亚州费城)A MORE PERFECT UNIONMarch 18, 2008 | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania “We the people, in order to form a more perfect union.”Two hundred and twenty-one years ago, in a hall that still stands across the street, a group of men gathered and, with these simple words, launched America’s improbable experiment in democracy. Farmers and scholars; statesmen and patriots, who had traveled across an ocean to escape tyranny and persecution , finally made real their declaration of independence at a Philadelphia convention that lasted through the spring of 1787.The document they produced was eventually signed but ultimately unfinished. It was stained by this nation’s original sin of slavery, a question that divided the colonies and brought the convention to a stalemate until the founders chose to allow the slave trade to continue for at least twenty more years, and to leave any final resolution to future generations.Of course, the answer to the slavery question was aly embedded within our Constitution a Constitution that had at its very core the ideal of equal citizenship under the law; a Constitution that promised its people liberty, and justice, and a union that could be and should be perfected over time. And yet words on a parchment would not be enough to deliver slaves from bondage , or provide men and women of every color and creed their full rights and obligations as citizens of the ed States. What would be needed were Americans in successive generations who were willing to do their part—through protests and struggle, on the streets and in the courts, through a civil war and civil disobedience and always at great risk—to narrow that gap between the promise of our ideals and the reality of their time.This was one of the tasks we set forth at the beginning of this campaign—to continue the long march of those who came before us, a march for a more just, more equal, more free, more caring, and more prosperous America. I chose to run for the presidency at this moment in history because I believe deeply that we cannot solve the challenges of our time unless we solve them together—unless we perfect our union by understanding that we may have different stories, but we hold common hopes; that we may not look the same and we may not have come from the same place, but we all want to move in the same direction—toward a better future for our children and our grandchildren.This belief comes from my unyielding faith in the decency and generosity of the American people. But it also comes from my own American story.I am the son of a black man from Kenya and a white woman from Kansas. I was raised with the help of a white grandfather who survived a Depression to serve in Patton ’s army during World War II and a white grandmother who worked on a bomber assembly line at Fort Leavenworth while he was overseas. I’ve gone to some of the best schools in America and lived in one of the world’s poorest nations. I am married to a black American who carries within her the blood of slaves and slave owners—an inheritance we pass on to our two precious daughters. I have brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, uncles, and cousins of every race and every hue scattered across three continents, and for as long as I live, I will never forget that in no other country on Earth is my story even possible.It’s a story that hasn’t made me the most conventional candidate. But it is a story that has seared into my genetic makeup the idea that this nation is more than the sum of its parts—that out of many, we are truly one.Throughout the first year of this campaign, against all predictions to the contrary, we saw how hungry the American people were for this message of unity. Despite the temptation to view my candidacy through a purely racial lens , we won commanding victories in states with some of the whitest populations in the country. In South Carolina, where the Confederate flag still flies, we built a powerful coalition of African Americans and white Americans.This is not to say that race has not been an issue in the campaign. At various stages in the campaign, some commentators have deemed me either “too black” or “not black enough.” We saw racial tensions bubble to the surface during the week before the South Carolina primary. The press has scoured every exit poll for the latest evidence of racial polarization , not just in terms of white and black, but black and brown as well.And yet, it has only been in the last couple of weeks that the discussion of race in this campaign has taken a particularly divisive turn.On one end of the spectrum , we’ve heard the implication that my candidacy is somehow an exercise in affirmative action ; that it’s based solely on the desire of wide-eyed liberals to purchase racial reconciliation on the cheap. On the other end, we’ve heard my former pastor, Reverend Jeremiah Wright, use incendiary language to express views that have the potential not only to widen the racial divide, but views that denigrate both the greatness and the goodness of our nation, that rightly offend white and black alike.I have aly condemned, in unequivocal terms, the statements of Reverend Wright that have caused such controversy. For some, nagging questions remain. Did I know him to be an occasionally fierce critic of American domestic and foreign policy? Of course. Did I ever hear him make remarks that could be considered controversial while I sat in church? Yes. Did I strongly disagree with many of his political views? Absolutely—just as I’m sure many of you have heard remarks from your pastors, priests , or rabbis with which you strongly disagreed.But the remarks that have caused this recent firestorm weren’t simply controversial. They weren’t simply a religious leader’s effort to speak out against perceived injustice. Instead, they expressed a profoundly distorted view of this country—a view that sees white racism as endemic , and that elevates what is wrong with America above all that we know is right with America; a view that sees the conflicts in the Middle East as rooted primarily in the actions of stalwart allies like Israel, instead of emanating from the perverse and hateful ideologies of radical Islam.As such, Reverend Wright’s comments were not only wrong but divisive , divisive at a time when we need unity; racially charged at a time when we need to come together to solve a set of monumental problems—two wars, a terrorist threat, a failing economy, a chronic health care crisis, and potentially devastating climate change; problems that are neither black or white or Latino or Asian, but rather problems that confront us all.Given my background, my politics, and my professed values and ideals, there will no doubt be those for whom my statements of condemnation are not enough. Why associate myself with Reverend Wright in the first place, they may ask? Why not join another church? And I confess that if all that I knew of Reverend Wright were the snippets of those sermons that have run in an endless loop on the television and YouTube, or if Trinity ed Church of Christ conformed to the caricatures being peddled by some commentators, there is no doubt that I would react in much the same way.08/81861It is that unique self-definition which has given us an exceptional appeal, but it also imposes on us a special obligation,正是这种独一无二的自我定义,赋予了我们非同寻常的号召力,但同时也加之于我们一项特殊的义务,to take on those moral duties which, when assumed, seem invariably to be in our own best interests.这就是承担那些一旦履行便似乎总是切合我们最大利益的道义责任。You have given me a great responsibility to stay close to you, to be worthy of you, and to exemplify what you are.你们已赋予我一项巨大的任务,要求我同你们紧密地站在一起,不辜负你们的信任,作为一名代表来展示你们的风貌。Let us create together a new national spirit of unity and trust.让我们协同创造一种团结和信任的新国民精神吧!Your strength can compensate for my weakness, and your wisdom can help to minimize my mistakes.你们的力量能够弥补我的弱点,你们的智慧能够帮助我尽量少犯错误。Let us learn together and laugh together and work together and pray together, confident that in the end we will triumph together in the right.让我们一起学习,一起欢笑,一起工作,一起祈祷,对我们最终站在正义一方取得的胜利充满信心吧!The American dream endures. We must once again have full faith in our country and in one another.“美国梦”历久不衰。我们应当对我们的国家重新充满信心,相互之间也要充满信心。I believe America can be better. We can be even stronger than before.我深信美国能够变得更加美好。我们能比以往任何时候都更为强大。Let our recent mistakes bring a resurgent commitment to the basic principles of our Nation, for we know that if we despise our own government we have no future.让我们从最近的种种错误中汲取教训,恢复我们对我国各项基本原则的祟奉,因为我们懂得,我们如果蔑视自己的政府,就毫无前途可言。We recall in special times when we have stood briefly, but magnificently, united.回首往事,我们都记得一些特殊的时刻,那时我们团结一致,In those times no prize was beyond our grasp.虽然为时短暂,但意义深远;在那样的时刻,我们真是无往而不胜。But we cannot dwell upon remembered glory.但我们不可沉缅于记忆之中的荣耀。We cannot afford to drift. We reject the prospect of failure or mediocrity or an inferior quality of life for any person.我们付不起随波逐流的代价。对于失败、庸碌无为或让任何一个人过一种劣质生活这样的前景,我们都难以接受。03/437820

  *Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.*Tonight, we pause and give praise and honor to God for being good enough to allow us to be at this place at this time. When I look out at this convention, I see the face of America: Red, Yellow, Brown, Black and White. We are all precious in God's sight -- the real rainbow coalition.All of us -- all of us who are here think that we are seated. But we're really standing on someone's shoulders. Ladies and gentlemen, Mrs. Rosa Parks -- the mother of the civil rights movement.[Mrs. Rosa Parks is brought to the podium.]I want to express my deep love and appreciation for the support my family has given me over these past months. They have endured pain, anxiety, threat, and fear. But they have been strengthened and made secure by our faith in God, in America, and in you. Your love has protected us and made us strong. To my wife Jackie, the foundation of our family; to our five children whom you met tonight; to my mother, Mrs. Helen Jackson, who is present tonight; and to our grandmother, Mrs. Matilda Burns; to my brother Chuck and his family; to my mother-in-law, Mrs. Gertrude Brown, who just last month at age 61 graduated from Hampton Institute -- a marvelous achievement.I offer my appreciation to Mayor Andrew Young who has provided such gracious hospitality to all of us this week.And a special salute to President Jimmy Carter. President Carter restored honor to the White House after Watergate. He gave many of us a special opportunity to grow. For his kind words, for his unwavering commitment to peace in the world, and for the voters that came from his family, every member of his family, led by Billy and Amy, I offer my special thanks to the Carter family.My right and my privilege to stand here before you has been won, won in my lifetime, by the blood and the sweat of the innocent.Twenty-four years ago, the late Fannie Lou Hamer and Aaron Henry -- who sits here tonight from Mississippi -- were locked out onto the streets in Atlantic City; the head of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party.But tonight, a Black and White delegation from Mississippi is headed by Ed Cole, a Black man from Mississippi; twenty-four years later.Many were lost in the struggle for the right to vote: Jimmy Lee Jackson, a young student, gave his life; Viola Liuzzo, a White mother from Detroit, called "nigger lover," and brains blown out at point blank range; [Michael] Schwerner, [Andrew] Goodman and [James] Chaney -- two Jews and a Black -- found in a common grave, bodies riddled with bullets in Mississippi; the four darling little girls in a church in Birmingham, Alabama. They died that we might have a right to live.Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. lies only a few miles from us tonight. Tonight he must feel good as he looks down upon us. We sit here together, a rainbow, a coalition -- the sons and daughters of slavemasters and the sons and daughters of slaves, sitting together around a common table, to decide the direction of our party and our country. His heart would be full tonight.As a testament to the struggles of those who have gone before; as a legacy for those who will come after; as a tribute to the endurance, the patience, the courage of our forefathers and mothers; as an assurance that their prayers are being answered, that their work has not been in vain, and, that hope is eternal, tomorrow night my name will go into nomination for the Presidency of the ed States of America.We meet tonight at the crossroads, a point of decision. Shall we expand, be inclusive, find unity and power; or suffer division and impotence?We've come to Atlanta, the cradle of the Old South, the crucible of the New South. Tonight, there is a sense of celebration, because we are moved, fundamentally moved from racial battlegrounds by law, to economic common ground. Tomorrow we'll challenge to move to higher ground.Common ground. Think of Jerusalem, the intersection where many trails met. A small village that became the birthplace for three great religions -- Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Why was this village so blessed? Because it provided a crossroads where different people met, different cultures, different civilizations could meet and find common ground. When people come together, flowers always flourish -- the air is rich with the aroma of a new spring.Take New York, the dynamic metropolis. What makes New York so special? It's the invitation at the Statue of Liberty, "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses who yearn to breathe free." Not restricted to English only. Many people, many cultures, many languages with one thing in common: They yearn to breathe free. Common ground.Tonight in Atlanta, for the first time in this century, we convene in the South; a state where Governors once stood in school house doors; where Julian Bond was denied a seat in the State Legislature because of his conscientious objection to the Vietnam War; a city that, through its five Black Universities, has graduated more black students than any city in the world. Atlanta, now a modern intersection of the New South.Common ground. That's the challenge of our party tonight -- left wing, right wing.Progress will not come through boundless liberalism nor static conservatism, but at the critical mass of mutual survival -- not at boundless liberalism nor static conservatism, but at the critical mass of mutual survival. It takes two wings to fly. Whether you're a hawk or a dove, you're just a bird living in the same environment, in the same world.The Bible teaches that when lions and lambs lie down together, none will be afraid, and there will be peace in the valley. It sounds impossible. Lions eat lambs. Lambs sensibly flee from lions. Yet even lions and lambs find common ground. Why? Because neither lions nor lambs want the forest to catch on fire. Neither lions nor lambs want acid rain to fall. Neither lions nor lambs can survive nuclear war. If lions and lambs can find common ground, surely we can as well -- as civilized people.The only time that we win is when we come together. In 1960, John Kennedy, the late John Kennedy, beat Richard Nixon by only 112,000 votes -- less than one vote per precinct. He won by the margin of our hope. He brought us together. He reached out. He had the courage to defy his advisors and inquire about Dr. King's jailing in Albany, Georgia. We won by the margin of our hope, inspired by courageous leadership. In 1964, Lyndon Johnson brought both wings together -- the thesis, the antithesis, and the creative synthesis -- and together we won. In 1976, Jimmy Carter unified us again, and we won. When do we not come together, we never win. In 1968, the division and despair in July led to our defeat in November. In 1980, rancor in the spring and the summer led to Reagan in the fall. When we divide, we cannot win. We must find common ground as the basis for survival and development and change and growth.Today when we debated, differed, deliberated, agreed to agree, agreed to disagree, when we had the good judgment to argue a case and then not self-destruct, George Bush was just a little further away from the White House and a little closer to private life.Tonight, I salute Governor Michael Dukakis. He has run -- He has run a well-managed and a dignified campaign. No matter how tired or how tried, he always resisted the temptation to stoop to demagoguery.I've watched a good mind fast at work, with steel nerves, guiding his campaign out of the crowded field without appeal to the worst in us. I've watched his perspective grow as his environment has expanded. I've seen his toughness and tenacity close up. I know his commitment to public service. Mike Dukakis' parents were a doctor and a teacher; my parents a maid, a beautician, and a janitor. There's a great gap between Brookline, Massachusetts and Haney Street in the Fieldcrest Village housing projects in Greenville, South Carolina.He studied law; I studied theology. There are differences of religion, region, and race; differences in experiences and perspectives. But the genius of America is that out of the many we become one.Providence has enabled our paths to intersect. His foreparents came to America on immigrant ships; my foreparents came to America on slave ships. But whatever the original ships, we're in the same boat tonight.Our ships could pass in the night -- if we have a false sense of independence -- or they could collide and crash. We would lose our passengers. We can seek a high reality and a greater good. Apart, we can drift on the broken pieces of Reagonomics, satisfy our baser instincts, and exploit the fears of our people. At our highest, we can call upon noble instincts and navigate this vessel to safety. The greater good is the common good.As Jesus said, "Not My will, but Thine be done." It was his way of saying there's a higher good beyond personal comfort or position.The good of our Nation is at stake. It's commitment to working men and women, to the poor and the vulnerable, to the many in the world.With so many guided missiles, and so much misguided leadership, the stakes are exceedingly high. Our choice? Full participation in a democratic government, or more abandonment and neglect. And so this night, we choose not a false sense of independence, not our capacity to survive and endure. Tonight we choose interdependency, and our capacity to act and unite for the greater good.Common good is finding commitment to new priorities to expansion and inclusion. A commitment to expanded participation in the Democratic Party at every level. A commitment to a shared national campaign strategy and involvement at every level.A commitment to new priorities that insure that hope will be kept alive. A common ground commitment to a legislative agenda for empowerment, for the John Conyers bill -- universal, on-site, same-day registration everywhere. A commitment to D.C. statehood and empowerment -- D.C. deserves statehood. A commitment to economic set-asides, commitment to the Dellums bill for comprehensive sanctions against South Africa. A shared commitment to a common direction.Common ground.Easier said than done. Where do you find common ground? At the point of challenge. This campaign has shown that politics need not be marketed by politicians, packaged by pollsters and pundits. Politics can be a moral arena where people come together to find common ground.We find common ground at the plant gate that closes on workers without notice. We find common ground at the farm auction, where a good farmer loses his or her land to bad loans or diminishing markets. Common ground at the school yard where teachers cannot get adequate pay, and students cannot get a scholarship, and can't make a loan. Common ground at the hospital admitting room, where somebody tonight is dying because they cannot afford to go upstairs to a bed that's empty waiting for someone with insurance to get sick. We are a better nation than that. We must do better.Common ground. What is leadership if not present help in a time of crisis? And so I met you at the point of challenge. In Jay, Maine, where paper workers were striking for fair wages; in Greenville, Iowa, where family farmers struggle for a fair price; in Cleveland, Ohio, where working women seek comparable worth; in McFarland, California, where the children of Hispanic farm workers may be dying from poisoned land, dying in clusters with cancer; in an AIDS hospice in Houston, Texas, where the sick support one another, too often rejected by their own parents and friends.Common ground. America is not a blanket woven from one th, one color, one cloth. When I was a child growing up in Greenville, South Carolina and grandmamma could not afford a blanket, she didn't complain and we did not freeze. Instead she took pieces of old cloth -- patches, wool, silk, gabardine, crockersack -- only patches, barely good enough to wipe off your shoes with. But they didn't stay that way very long. With sturdy hands and a strong cord, she sewed them together into a quilt, a thing of beauty and power and culture. Now, Democrats, we must build such a quilt. Farmers, you seek fair prices and you are right -- but you cannot stand alone. Your patch is not big enough.Workers, you fight for fair wages, you are right -- but your patch labor is not big enough.Women, you seek comparable worth and pay equity, you are right -- but your patch is not big enough.Women, mothers, who seek Head Start, and day care and prenatal care on the front side of life, relevant jail care and welfare on the back side of life, you are right -- but your patch is not big enough.Students, you seek scholarships, you are right -- but your patch is not big enough.Blacks and Hispanics, when we fight for civil rights, we are right -- but our patch is not big enough.Gays and lesbians, when you fight against discrimination and a cure for AIDS, you are right -- but your patch is not big enough.Conservatives and progressives, when you fight for what you believe, right wing, left wing, hawk, dove, you are right from your point of view, but your point of view is not enough.But don't despair. Be as wise as my grandmamma. Pull the patches and the pieces together, bound by a common th. When we form a great quilt of unity and common ground, we'll have the power to bring about health care and housing and jobs and education and hope to our Nation.We, the people, can win.We stand at the end of a long dark night of reaction. We stand tonight united in the commitment to a new direction. For almost eight years we've been led by those who view social good coming from private interest, who view public life as a means to increase private wealth. They have been prepared to sacrifice the common good of the many to satisfy the private interests and the wealth of a few.We believe in a government that's a tool of our democracy in service to the public, not an instrument of the aristocracy in search of private wealth. We believe in government with the consent of the governed, "of, for and by the people." We must now emerge into a new day with a new direction.Reaganomics: Based on the belief that the rich had too much money [sic] -- too little money and the poor had too much. That's classic Reaganomics. They believe that the poor had too much money and the rich had too little money,- so they engaged in reverse Robin Hood - took from the poor, gave to the rich, paid for by the middle class. We cannot stand four more years of Reaganomics in any version, in any disguise.200806/40920The President marks the ninth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks as a National Day of Service and Remembrance to honor those who lost their lives.Download Video: mp4 (113MB) | mp3 (4MB) 201009/113605

  Last December ,I were to Boston to visit my parents. One day ,when I was skating at Boston Common ,去年十二月,我去波士顿探望我父母.有一天,当我正在波士顿公园滑冰的时候,I came to know a skating coach by the name of the Joe Toliver , a very nice man.我认识一个滑冰教授,一个非常好的男人,名字叫乔.托立弗.Joe was teaching serveral boys and girls ,black and white.We talked ,and he told me how much he loved sports.乔在教几个男孩和女孩,有白人和黑人.我们谈话中他告诉我,他是如此喜欢运动.He said,;Sports are a sort of art, or a sort of music ,that bring people together without the need of translation .;他说:;运动是一种艺术,或一种音乐,无需翻译就能把人们团结在一起.;Those lovely boys and girls were here and there ,giggling ,shouting ,and frolicking with joy .到处都是这些男孩和女孩,笑着,喊着,欢乐地嬉闹着.At that moment ,an idea came to me ,or rather a heart -felt wish :What if these children some day go to China ,and play with Chinese boys and girls?那时,我的一个想法冒出来了,或者是一个心里的希望:如果有一天这些男孩和女孩去到中国,与中国的男孩和女孩一起玩,那该那么好!Sincerely ,I wish they will come .I wish they will grow into strong and handsome young men and women ,and come to Beijing in the year 2008 for the grand Olympic Games.诚然,我希望他们能来.我希望他们将成长为强壮的年轻美男和美女,在二零零八年来到北京参加奥林匹克运动盛会.Why they come I dont really care.They may come to compete in sports events other than skating.他们为什么来我并不在乎,除了滑冰,他们可以来角逐体育奖牌.They may even come ,not to play sports ,but to cheer for their national teams.他们甚至不是来参加体育比赛,而是来为他们的国家队加油.Whats important is that they come.Whats more important is that people all over the world will gather in Beijing for the bliss of peace and friendship.他们到来的重要性,世界各国人民汇聚北京更重要的事情是祝愿世界的和平和友谊.As Mr.Samaranch has said that the essence of Olympia is not confrontation ,rather ,the Olympic spirit is the desire for a healthy life ,the disire for a better world.正如萨马兰奇先生所说,奥林匹克的精髓不是竞技,奥林匹克的精神是对健康生活的渴望,对一个更好的世界的渴望.An astronaut once said,;From the spaceship I looked at our globe ,so lovely and peaceful like a sleeping baby.一位宇航员曾说过,;从太空中看我们的地球,她是如此的可爱和平静,就像是一个熟睡的婴儿.Suddenly ,I felt the impulse to ask myself ; where are the national boundaries ?Why couldnt I see them?突然间,我有一种冲动而自问:国家之间的界线在哪里?为什么我看不见它们?Then the answer dawned upon me ;When God created human beings, He never divided them by drawing any lines .于是我悟到了,当上帝创造人类时,他从来没有用任何线条把他们划分开,It is poeple who keep themselves apart by wars and confrontations.;那是人类自己用战争和对抗来分隔彼此.;Come to recall the sight of the Sydney games,however ,we see the athletes of North and South Korea parading as one team .回顾悉尼奥运会的一幕,我们看到了南北朝鲜作为同一个队伍出场,We see American and Chinese women footballers hugging each other with tears in their eyes.我们看到美国和中国的足球姑娘们热泪盈眶地拥抱在一起.There used to be no boundary in human world ,and there shouldnt be.人类世界本来就没有界线,也不应该有.The Olympic flag represents a dream .Pople from the five continents join their hands like the five rings tightly connected.奥林匹克旗代表了一个梦,来自五大洲的人们手牵手像五个紧密相连的环,Misunderstandings are gone ,confrontations are gone.误会消除了,障碍消除了.Not long ago ,I got an e-mail From Joe .He told me the children were making great progress.不久前,我收到乔的一封电子邮件.他告诉我孩子们正有很大的进步,and he hoped they would turn out to be brilliant athletes.He also wished Beijing good luck ,saying if Beijing succeeds, he will come to China with his family to witness the great Olympics,and have a taste of well-know Beijing roast duck.他希望他们会成长为出色的运动员.他也祝愿北京好运,说如果北京成功了,他会带着家人来到中国见这个盛会,而且品尝著名的北京烤鸭.Reading Joes e-mail ,I fell in deep thought .2008 ,what will I be like at that time ?读了乔的电子邮件,我陷入了沉思中.那时候我会变成怎么样呢?I may no longer be a student of law ,and have probably become a lawer as I have always wished.我不再是法律系的学生,可能已经一如所愿地成了一名律师.I maybe working in Beijing ,maybe not .But ,no matter where Ill be ,what Ill be doing ,my heart will stand by it .我可能在北京工作,或者不是.但是,无论我在哪里,无论我在干什么,我的心永远准备着.Ill act as a common volunteer and do whatever I can for Beijing ,for Olympics,for a better world .我将作为一名普通的志愿者,为北京,为奥运,为一个更好的世界尽我所能.My dear friends ,let us firmly believe that under the guidance of the Olympic Flame ,we will march together and sing together ,亲爱的朋友,我们坚信在奥林匹克的圣火指引下,我们能够一起迈步,一起歌唱.for the peace of the world ,for the brotherhood of mankind.That day will come ,when our songs cross the time and space and go everlasting .为了世界的和平,为了人类的手足之情,我们的歌声穿越时空持续永远的日子将会到来.And that will be the very day ,when the Olympic dream comes true.Thank you ,Thank you .那也是奥林匹克实现的一天.谢谢,谢谢.Rick:Contestant number twenty ,what major effects will Chinas membership of the World Trade Organization have on the country?里克:第二十号选手,中国加入世贸组织对于国家有什么主要的影响?LiBeid:Thank you for the question .Well, the um,sorry ,the topic reminds me of a story .李贝蒂:谢谢您的问题.对不起,这个问题让我想起了一个故事.One day a poet went down to the seaside to think about the ending of this new poem.有一天,一位诗人去海边想他的新诗篇的结尾.Suddenly he caught sihgt of a figure dancing in the distance..突然间,他看到远处有个人影在舞动,He was very curious and he walked up to the figure.It turned out to be a young man who was actually not dancing but picking up something from the beach.他觉得很奇怪,就向人影走过去.原来是一个年轻人,实际上他并不是在跳舞,他正从沙滩上捡东西.He stopped the young man and asked him ,;Could you please tell me what are you doing here my young man?;他拦住年轻人问他:;年轻人,你能不能告诉我你正在干什么呢?;The young man answered,;The sun is about to rise and if the starfish remain on the beach ,they will be dried and dead .I want to save them .;年轻人回答说:;太阳就要升起来了,如果海星仍然留在海滩上,它们会被烤干致死,我想挽救它们.;On hearing this ,the poet laughed and said ,;But cant you see there are hundres of starfish remaining on the beach .听完之后,诗人笑着说:;但是难道你没看到海滩上有上千条海星吗?The sun is about to rise in just a few minutes .You cannot possibly save all the starfish .;几分钟内,太阳就要升起来了,你不可能挽救所有的海星的.;There was a silence.Then the young man picked up another starfish ,looked the poet in the eye and said ,一阵沉默,接着年轻人又捡起另外一条海星,看着诗人的眼睛说:;That is very true.But if I take action right now ,I can at least make a difference to this one .;;非常正确,但是如果我马上行动,至少我可以改变这一条鱼的命运.;Again ,the young man ran to the sea and threw the lucky starfish into the beautiful blue water .年轻人又跑到海里把这条幸运的海星归还给碧蓝的大海.Thinking about a topic, the major effect of Chinas becoming a member of the World Trade Organization ,in my opinion,is to give China such spirit.想想这个主题,加入世贸对中国的主要影响,依我之见,是给中国如此精神.Is to stimulate the Chinese people , to make them realize that we cannot sit there waiting for the tree lunch like what we did years ago.鼓舞中国人民,让他们意识到我们不能像多年前那样等待免费午餐.On the contrary ,we should stand up right away to work ,to compete ,to take the challenges.相反,我们应该努力工作,奋斗,接受挑战.This is the time of knowledge economy ,the age of changes and speed,the era of development and surpassing the outpack of competition and cooperation .这是知识经济的时代,变化和飞速发展的年代,是发展和超越过去 ,竞争和合作的时代.Tomorrow is so far away ,seize the day .Thank you.明天是如此遥远,把握现在每一天,谢谢.Judge:Thank you very much indeed candidate number twenty .You ,you gave us a very moving and vivid picture of world peach and ,uh ,uh ,uh as you rightly say ,评委:二十号选手,真的非常谢谢你.你给我们描绘了一幅非常感人和生动的世界和平图,正如你所说,the, uh,Olympic ideal promotes ,umm, good relations between nations .But its not the only thing that does.奥林匹克的精神在于促进国家之间的良好关系.但那不是唯一的事情,And I wonder if you can think of any other things that you might just briefly mention which promote good relations between nations.我想知道你是否能想到其他促进国家之间的良好关系的方法.Li Beidi:Well, I have a, a very good example about this .Uh,if Im not mistaken ,in 1971,a group of U.S.ping-pong players visited China at the invitation of Chinese government,李贝蒂:对这,我有一个好例子.如果我没有弄错,在一九七一年,承中国政府的邀请,美国的一个乒乓球队访问中国,and the next year ,a Chinese group paid back a visit to the ed States and communicated with the palyers there.接着第二年,一个中国队回访美国,与其队员交流.Um,uh ,in the ,in the twenty years of Cold War actually ,it was the first time that there was a closer contact between the ed States and China.实际上,这是二十年冷战后,美国和中国第一次较亲近的接触.It was the little ball that broke the ice between the ed States and China and gave both governments a chance to build up the friendship.是这个小小的球打破了美国和中国的僵局,给中美政府建立友谊的机会,It was the little ball that brought the understandigs between poeple in the two countries .是这个小小的球让两国人民互相理解,Thus ,brought along communication and cooperation .Thank you .带来了交流和合作.谢谢.Judge:Thank you .Well done .Thank you contestant number twenty .Um,Id like to focus on the ,uh ,second topic you gave dealing with ,um,评委:谢谢.说得好.谢谢二十号选手.我想集中于你的第二个主题,the effect that involvement in the World Trade Organization will have,an as China becomes more globalized,中国加入世贸的影响,随着中国更加国际化,as all countries are becoming ,are there certain aspects of your culture that you would particularly want to make sure that ,um,正如所有国家一样.随着中国的国际化,有没有一些文化方面的东西,你特别想确定China becomes more globalized it doesnt lose aspects of the culture that you think are very important for China to ,它会不会失去?一些你觉得对中国很重要的文化,values that you think that its very important for China maintain even though it becomes a more global country.你觉得它是如此重要中国应该保留的,尽管她变成了国际化的国家.LiBeidi:Well, I dont worry at all about this topic ,because I ,I believe that even ,um ,after Chinas entry into the WTO,李贝蒂:我一点都不担心这个问题,因为我相信中国加入世贸组织后,there is something in our culture that we can surely maintain.我们文化中的某些东西肯定可以保存下来.Actually ,um,well ,I dont know whether you live in Beijing or not ,but ,um,if you go to uh some ,some like operas,实际上,我不知道你是否住在北京,如果你去一些地方,如剧院,you know Beijing Opera ,you know,there are a lot of places where you can ,you can go and listen and watch the Beijing opera.你知道京剧,你知道有很多的地方你可以去,你可以去听和看京剧,We were not going to lose them.And the other thing is like the ,our language ,the Chinese art ,uh ,the Chinese characters.我们不会失去它们的.另外如我们的语言,中国文字,Uh,Now we have the uh,uh ,the uh, we can ,we have the Chinese acters on Internet.The ,the ,the ,domain ,we ,we ,can ,um have ,uh the, uh,all kinds of ,uh, uh ,newspapers and TVs,现在我们在因特网可以看到中国文字.在所有领域里,如报纸和电视.that we ,we ,we still have the broadcasting in Chinese.We are not going to lose our language.我们仍然用中文广播,我们不会失去自己的语言.And the most important thing is that Chinese,I think Chinese people like they always are, they will look at the future with smiles on their face.最重要的是中国人,我想和中国人会一如既往,他们会笑脸迎未来.We are confident.We believe that nothing is so difficult if we set our minds on it.我们有信心,我们相信如果我们决定了的事情,是没有困难可吓倒的.This is the most important thing for China because this is the spirit,which is rooted in Chinese nation.We are not going to lose it.Thank you.对于中国,这是最重要的事情,因为这是一种精神,是中华民族的根,我们不会失去它.谢谢.Judge:Thank you.I believe I heard you say that you are a law student,not an English major .Is that right ?评委:谢谢.我相信我听你说起过你是一名法律系学生,而不是英语专业的学生,是吗?LiBeidi:Thats right .李贝蒂:是的.Judge:Well, um ,could you tell us why ?What prompted you to participate in this contest?评委:你能不能告诉我们为什么?是什么东西促使你参加这次比赛?I mean most of the students who participate in this contest are English majors.我的意思是大部分参加比赛的学生都是英语系的.LiBeid:Well.李贝蒂:嗯.Judge:What made you decide to participate in this competition?评委:什么东西促使你决定参加这次比赛?LiBeid:Well,uh ,to tell you the truth,I didnt do anything special to ,to prepare for todays competition because as a student majoring in law,李贝蒂:老实说,我并没有为今天的比赛作特别的准备,因为作为法律系的学生,you ,you got to have a , a ,a large range of knowledge.You should have a ,you should be enthusiastic about the society ,not only in English ,你得有多方面的知识.你必须对这个社会有热情,不仅仅对英语,but also in ,in foreign cultures like Britain or Australia.You should have a,a deeper understanding about your society and other societies.而且也包括英国和澳大利亚的国外文化.你应该对你的社会和其他社会有深层的了解.So ,the preparation for todays competition ,I think is through the twenty years, from the very day I was born till today .所以对这次比赛的准备,我想贯穿了二十年,从我出生的那一天到今天.I have been growing .I have been getting knowledge,thats the preparation ,not only for todays competition,but thats the preparation for my whole life .Thank you .我不断地成长,我不断地汲取知识,那就是准备,不仅仅为了今天的比赛,是为我的整个人生做准备.谢谢.09/85301

  THE PRESIDENT: Good morning. This weekend marks the beginning of August, the month when many Americans take their summer vacation. This year, however, the high price of gas is taking a toll on summer travelers. Congress is now taking a month-long recess of its own. Unfortunately, Democratic leaders are leaving town without taking any action to ease the burden of high gas prices on families across America.The fundamental source of high gas prices is the fact that supply is not keeping pace with demand. To reduce pressure on prices, we need to increase the supply of oil, especially oil produced here at home. So in June, I called on Congress to lift the legislative ban that prevents offshore exploration of parts of the Outer Continental Shelf, or OCS. But the leaders of the Democratic Congress have refused to allow a vote. Lifting the ban on this offshore exploration would benefit our economy in two important ways.First, lifting the ban would allow our Nation to take advantage of a large and reliable source of domestic oil. Experts believe that these restricted areas could eventually produce about 18 billion barrels of oil. That's almost 10 years worth of America's current oil production.Second, lifting the ban would create new opportunities for American workers and businesses. On Tuesday, I visited the Lincoln Electric Company in Cleveland, Ohio, a business that produces welding products used for offshore exploration. If Congress were to permit this exploration, it would mean new jobs at businesses like Lincoln Electric. American drivers are counting on Congress to lift the ban on offshore exploration, and so are American workers.Bringing these resources online will take time, and that means that the need for congressional action is urgent. I've lifted the executive restrictions on offshore exploration. This means that the only thing now standing between the American people and these vast oil resources is the ed States Congress. The sooner Congress lifts the ban, the sooner we can get this oil from beneath the ocean floor to your gas tank.We also need to take other essential steps to strengthen domestic oil production. Congress needs to pass legislation that allows us to tap the extraordinary potential of oil shale, permits exploration in currently restricted areas of northern Alaska, and enables the expansion of America's domestic refining capacity.It appears that the leaders of the Democratically-controlled Congress will let the entire summer pass without voting on any of these vital steps to help reduce pressure on gas prices. This failure to act is unacceptable to me and unacceptable to the American people. So when they return from their summer break, Democratic leaders should show that they've heard the frustration of the American people by allowing a vote on offshore exploration. If Congress does not act, they will owe families across America an explanation for why they're ignoring their concerns.I know that high energy prices are making this a difficult time for many of our citizens, but it is important to remember that these high prices were not inevitable. They are partially the result of policy choices that have been made over the years by the ed States Congress. Now Congress has an opportunity to begin reversing that damage. By opening up new resources at home we can help bring energy costs down. And that will help ensure that our economy remains the strongest, most vibrant, and most hopeful in the world.Thank you for listening.200808/45857。


  With the cooperation of business, private capital, agriculture, and labor in this country,在我国企业、私人资本、农业和劳工等方面的协作下,this program can greatly increase the industrial activity in other nations and can raise substantially their standards of living.这一计划能够极大促进其他国家的工业活动,从实质上提高他们的生活水平。Such new economic developments must be devised and controlled to benefit the peoples of the areas in which they are established.这种新的经济发展必须加以规划和控制,从而使被开发地区的人民有所得益。Guarantees to the investor must be balanced by guarantees in the interest of the people whose resources and whose labor go into these developments.在保投资者利益的同时,必须兼顾人民的利益,因为在这些经济发展中倾注着人民的才智和劳动。The old imperialism—exploitation for foreign profit—has no place in our plans.在我们的计划中,剥削他国利润的老牌帝国主义没有立足之地。What we envisage is a program of development based on the concepts of democratic fair-dealing.我们拟定的是一个以民主的公平交易的概念为基础的发展规划。All countries, including our own, will greatly benefit from a constructive program for the better use of the worlds human and natural resources.所有国家,包括我国在内,将极大地受益于为更合理地使用世界上的人力资源和自然资源而制定的一项建设性计划。Experience shows that our commerce with other countries expands as they progress industrially and economically.经验明,我们同其他国家的贸易将随着这些国家在工业和经济上的发展而扩大。Greater production is the key to prosperity and peace.提高生产是繁荣与和平的关键,And the key to greater production is a wider and more vigorous application of modern scientific and technical knowledge.而提高生产的关键是更广泛、更积极地运用现代科学技术知识。Only by helping the least fortunate of its members to help themselves can the human family achieve the decent, satisfying life that is the right of all people.人类大家庭只有通过帮助最不幸的成员自助,才能享受体面的、令人满意的生活,而所有人郁有权过上这样的生活。Democracy alone can supply the vitalizing force to stir the peoples of the world into triumphant action,只有民主政治才能产生生机勃勃的力量,not only against their human oppressors, but also against their ancient enemies—hunger, misery, and despair.以激励世界人民不仅为反抗人类的压迫者,而且压力反抗人类古老的敌人——饥饿、贫困、失望——而斗争。On the basis of these four major courses of action we hope to help create the conditions that will lead eventually to personal freedom and happiness for all mankind.根据这四项主要的行动方针,我们希望有助于创造各种条件,最终实现个人自由和全人类的幸福。If we are to be successful in carrying out these policies, it is clear that we must have continued prosperity in this country and we must keep ourselves strong.若想实现这些政策,我们就要首先保本国富强。Slowly but surely we are weaving a world fabric of international security and growing prosperity.过程缓慢,结果肯定,那就是编织起国际安全网,世界国富民强。02/441677

  Weekly Address: President Obama Addresses This Week's Supreme Court DecisionIn this week’s address, President Barack Obama addresses the Supreme Court decision to further empower corporations to use their financial clout to directly influence elections and vows that "as long as I'm your President, I'll never stop fighting to make sure that the most powerful voice in Washington belongs to you."Download Video: mp4 (114MB) | mp3 (4MB) 201001/95366

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