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By July 18, 2003

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It's not so simple any more. Gone are the days when you could send an email (any email) to president@whitehouse.gov. Reaching the White House by email has become a lot more user-unfriendly, and (that's because) it hardly resembles email any more.
To reach the president, you have to go through a multi-step process. In the first characteristic step, you have to tackle the question whether your message is a "supporting comment" or a "differing opinion" -- really, it's either one or the other.
Following is a long form where you have to enter all kinds of information. Then you are sent a challenging message via email, to which you have to respond for your message to get delivered.
Clearly, this is email as it was not intended to be. Instead of making communication easier and more accessible, the White House's multi-staged process hinders it. Apparently, the system has reliability problems, too.
Comments
April 3, 2007 at 7:08 pm
(1) Eileen M. O'Leary says:

White House made the WAR now they are blake mail US to keep Killy

February 6, 2009 at 1:14 pm
(2) susan says:

Why is anyone surprised – Obama is exactly what those of us who didn’t vote for him knew – a fraud and a hypocrite

February 16, 2009 at 11:21 pm
(3) Carol Burnett says:

Please storm the White House anyway with your comments. 202-456-1111 and the switch board is 202-456-1414. Email for one is president@whitehouse.gov …and just in case it will not EVER get to him…..President Obamb,
The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.NW, Washington,DC 20500 ….We need to beg him to veto the stimulus package. He was suppose to sign it today and did not. Remind him that everyone needs to read and understand it completely. We do not need anymore programs that the state will not be able to keep up. This just sets us up for failure again and again. Remind him that he is suppose to work for us, not against us. He promised that we would not just sign “blank” checks and that people would be held accountable and we are not seeing that. Besides God Almighty remind him that he is our only hope now to veto the bill and take out the things that do not offer lasting, beneficial, good jobs for Americans. Ask him to hold the CEO’s and high governmental officials accountable….HE owes it to us and to America so that we will not end up in a concentration camp owned by the lenders i.e. China and others. None of us want to be standing in the line to be executed or gassed….It did not work then and will not now…….

February 22, 2009 at 11:21 pm
(4) KLPP says:

February 21,2009

President Obama,

I would like to speak on behalf of “We The People” that live a reality life. We would like to thank you for all you are doing. We the people are tired of hearing the news media criticize your Recovery package. “We the people” know that this is a no definite answer, But we the people are shouting to you that we are backing you even if it will make the slightest change. We The people” know that in four years there will be a steep price to pay for this recovery, but “we the people” can plan ahead for the upcoming years so this cant and wont happen again hopefully. You don’t get something for nothing, this is just like getting a hot shot for a dead battery even if its only a temporary fix.

Shame, Shame news media, you get those high dollar paychecks, have you lived a crisis like this. I am fortunate that I have my family, daughter disabled, son deprived of special education and no job, I am my daughters caretaker I don’t work, She has Crohns disease recently had surgery to remove her colon. I to lost my house that my husband and I worked hard (three years ago (the beginning of this crisis). I would like to invite you to Harford County Maryland and join me for a cup of coffee. But wait until I moved into my new home this summer. We have bounced back after three years, a lot of hard work but it can be done. I have advocated for so many people in this tough time with no pay as well as take care of family. You have a very beautiful family and see that you also know the struggles that this generation is suffering. Keep up the good work but stop feeling as though you need to visit states. The campaign is over. Also set an example for the people and utilize your employees not so excessively. Just some advice. Thank you for taking the time to read this

researchnut@comcast.net

PS I only hope that I will be in touch with you this summer and hope you take me up on my offer for coffee, I am and will be and example of a rebound after being forced to sell my home. Oh yeah, my son in law just was medically discharged after serving in Iraq as well who lives with us too. Everyone has a story to tell, mine has finally has a happy ending. I have, am and will be continuing to read the recovery package on the internet. “We the people” thank you for the info and can/should not look back but one step in front of other(baby steps) and don’t look back. Only up.

March 19, 2009 at 3:13 pm
(5) ADRIANA RIVERA says:

Good afternoon Mr President Obama, my name is Adriana I am Colombian i am 37 years,to be more specifically 16 years ago i committed a grave error in your great country, with a Dominican fueandar which made me put dam and deported me to my country, even when I begged that they did not because my father was kidnapped and feared for my life, now I have a lot of time hidden by the guerrillas has threatened us. I am a good woman and I am a teacher I have a wonderful family that I do not want to lose those murderers and all that you do while I’m roles of prosecution and so the police. but here in our country they do not do anything for the people of the good that the only mistake in life was denounce to these murderers.
what I ask you today is that help me to go to his country needs the president to pardon, mr. Obama has already been paid enough my mistake and I beg that it is a kind. I want to give to my children a chance for a dignified life, free from fear and freedom that I have lived in your country that there is, I can provide that opportunity. I do not want to go there an live with out work my husband and i are a worker persons just does,we dont´n want to repeat the history my father was kidnapped 21 years ago and 20 days ago was kidnapped my sister husband .
Do you think we deserve a decent life? please help us. And please excuse me if my english is not good sincerely.

ADRIANA RIVERA

April 5, 2009 at 7:12 am
(6) Graham Cliff says:

This problem with emailing the White House is wholly to be expected. On the other hand its complacency may well work to its disadvantage in the long term? I have mailed it this question “Light at night – the “new asbestos” of the 21st century?” Because this question has been asked today,6 April, 2009 they cannot claim that they were unaware that light at night is harmful to human health and the environment. Denmark has already awarded 40 women compensation. The rest of the world will surely follow?

April 19, 2009 at 12:53 pm
(7) DJ says:

RELEASE the birth certificate so we know there was no fraud involved in your election as President of the greatest Nation, under God, in this World…the USA!
Please let us see what is in the college transcript and grades you do not want all to see. Privacy is one thing but deception is a grave issue. Is it a name, a citizenship issue or what? Disclose it!
Keep this Country free and do not try to create a Socialist State with a “monarch” leadership! It seems to be headed that way.
My forefathers came here from Europe and founded this great Nation on Christian beliefs. In todays world, it seems their dreams are fading and we will be headed down a path of self destruction. We Christians have rights and they are what the Country was founded upon. Never forget that. I pray Americans will wake up. 9-11 should have started that process but how soon we forget.
The Tea Parties around the Nation are to bring back the dreams and keep us FREE!! Too bad the media did not give them the appropriate reporting and ignored them for the most part.
WAKE UP AND BE COUNTED AMERICANS!!

June 20, 2009 at 12:11 am
(8) Mike Bucca Sr says:

By Kaitlin Keane
The Patriot Ledger
Posted May 19, 2009 @ 05:52 AM
Last update May 19, 2009 @ 12:02 PM

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HANOVER —
Mike Bucca knows the feeling of helplessness too well. As his youngest son awaits a second deployment overseas with the Marine Corps, this time to Afghanistan, Bucca prepares for the familiar dread that accompanies having a child at war.

But Bucca, an Air Force veteran with two sons in the military, decided three years ago that he could not sit idly by and hope that his sons were as safe as possible while defending their country.

Since 2006, when his oldest son, Michael, was deployed, Bucca has been on a crusade to improve the quality of body armor that protects American troops.

Spurred by news reports that armor was substandard, Bucca became an expert, then an unrelenting lobbyist for safer armor.

Three years later, he sends a daily fax to the White House, floods top military officials with e-mails, and once a week sends a letter to each member of the Senate Armed Services Committee.

“Everyone in Washington may be sick of me,” said Bucca, a mechanical draftsman with Local 17. “But I’ve always taught my kids that one person can make a difference if you’re persistent.”

Many of the letters have gone unanswered, others have gotten form replies or terse reminders that Bucca should only contact his local representatives.

In 2007, his perseverance was rewarded with an invitation to meet with Brigadier Gen. Michael M. Brogan at the Marine Corps base in Quantico, Va., where he presented his ideas on everything from the use of Kevlar to a partnership with NASA to door hinges on military Humvees.

Now, with three years of lobbying behind him, Bucca finds little comfort that his work has made a difference for his sons.

Committees have been formed, and the issue has gotten attention, but the things Bucca believes need to change – weight and strength of the armor – have not been properly addressed, he said.

“Its one thing to talk about it, but we’ve done enough talking,” said Bucca, who hopes the military will one day form a division that addresses protection equipment and armor.

With his 22-year-old son leaving any day for Afghanistan, Bucca said his mission has taken on new urgency.

“It’s not only for my sons, it’s for everybody,” he said. “If I can make a difference for some other family who won’t get that knock on the door, it’s worth it.”

June 23, 2009 at 6:34 pm
(9) Pete G says:

As stated in the Constitutions, We the People are the government, and those who hold positions in government office are the servants of the People – not the Peoples’ ruler. How can the created (government) tell the creator (We the People) what to do and how to live our lives? Simply put, we believe in “truth in government”.

I absolutely believe the two most obscene words in the American English is: Democrat and Obma

This country is A Republic, Not a Democracy. What about that don’t you understand.
Democracy’s are designed to fail and it is doing just that.

June 23, 2009 at 11:45 pm
(10) lamyaa says:

PRESIDENT OBAMA YOU REALY REALY DESERVE THIS CHAIR AND I WANNA YOU TO KNOW THAT GOD PUT HIS PLAN AND SEND YOU TO ALL THE WORLD AS A SALVATION MAN AND THAT’S IT,

TAKE CARE, BE SAFE ,
GOD BLESS YOU

July 24, 2009 at 5:55 am
(11) Mike Bucca Sr says:

Senate Armed Services Committee
Washington, D.C

Chairman
Honorable Senator Carl Levin

Ranking Member
Honorable Senator John McCain

Member
Honorable Senator Bill Nelson

Honorable Senators:

I’m writing to you in regards to an e-mail correspondence that I received from a member of the Armed Services Committee, Senator Bill Nelson. Please see the enclosed e-mail as referred to in this letter. This has to do with two issues, the Troops and I do mean ALL of them, as well as, Body Armor. These letters have been sent to all of the members of the Armed Services Committee at one time or another, as well as the President, past and present. I have taken these comments in this response to be harsh, personal and offensive, as an American, a Father and a Veteran. I also have shared this e-mail correspondence with other Military families, and they echo these same sentiments! This Committee was created as a result of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946. I’m positive that our leaders at that time DID NOT intend Senator’s to only help specific constituents. The Senators on this Committee have been chosen to represent ALL the troops out there, who proudly wear their uniforms protecting this great nation!

When our Troops are sent on to the Battle Fields they fight as one, hence the phrase, Band of Brothers! They go there as a Team, to do the job we sent them there to do. We as a Nation expect the same from our elected officials, to work as a Team, as there is no “I” in Team! The Senator writes of traditions, professional courtesy and privilege, that’s great, but what about all the other Troops outside of Florida! I personally have been to Senator Kennedy, Congressman Bill Delahunt and Congressmen Steven Lynch offices on this exact subject matter, the word constituents was never used. They all took the positive attitude and mind-set to act on my request on behalf of all the Troops.

Good men and women have died on the Battle Fields, past and present for this country, as well as the many wounded warriors. Let us never forget them, and what they have done for us! Let us make sure that we have given our Troops the Very Best this Nation can give, so we can bring them home safe to their families. The people that preside over the Military on these Committees, should look within themselves, and think for a moment. The anguish these family go through when taking that long ride to Logan Airport like my wife and I have done, once for Iraq and now for Afghanistan, it is heart wrenching! It’s not just the Bucca family, but thousands of families across this country that take the same ride to places like, LAX, JFK etc. They come from EVERY state in this Country. I find myself infuriated that I even need to write such a letter to this Committee. We are better than this, and we should not allow such comments or positions to take place when sitting on any Committee.

I am not a man of power, wealth or privilege, but I am man of devotion, determination, drive and commitment for my sons, as well as, all that serve and protect this nation. It has been MY privilege, writing these letters to our leaders on behalf of all The Troops, and my sons, and I will continue to push forward. I don’t think I’m asking a lot on my request, I’m just asking for a little help from the Bullpen, we can do this, and you can do this!

I don’t know what I need to do, to get someone to listen and act quickly on this, but I’m listening! We have been designing, redesigning and recalling Body Armor for several years, without making any great strides in the area of weight and protection. Enough, let’s get this right!

I look forward to hearing from you and thank you for your time.

The American, by nature, is optimistic. He is experimental, an inventor and a builder who builds best when called upon to build greatly.
John F. Kennedy
35th president of US 1961-1963 (1917 – 1963)

Sincerely,

Michael J. F. Bucca Sr.
Hanover, Massachusetts

04-06-09

July 24, 2009 at 2:20 pm
(12) Mike Bucca Sr says:

Commandant of the Marine Corps
General James T. Conway
Headquarters USMC
2 Navy Annex (CMC)
Washington, D.C. 20380-1775

Dear General,

I would like to thank for your response to my letter dated 03-28-08, as well, as the time you took out of your demanding schedule. I know you and I are the same in many ways as acknowledged in your letter, but yet very different. The Command you lead and the Stars you wear are one of great responsibilities. The tasks that are put before you from day to day are not easy ones, but you have within you a Drive and Conviction to push forward no matter what, that’s why you are there.

I, in my life, do not lead a Command, but I do have a Drive and Conviction for the Troops of all branches, and my sons. When I started writing these letters back in 2006 it has never been my intent to dishonor any branch in our military or to be a thorn in anybody’s side. It has always been my outlook in life that one person can make a difference and I live by that rule. The objective here is to protect ALL the Troops with the very best Body Armor.

The first objective was to get NASA involved and this is not to say, just to kick it around and talk about it at meetings. When my wife and I went to Marine Corps Systems Command at Quantico Va. in 2007 to meet with Brigadier General Brogan’s staff. I gave my concerns, thoughts and ideas, which included NASA. I was told they had never contacted NASA on this issue but were going to do it as a result of this meeting, which I thought to be a positive response. The purpose is, to form and
make One Department within NASA solely for R&D for Body Armor ONLY, and nothing else. The second is the technology of liquid body armor by Dr. Norman Wagner, to be used in the making of the soft body armor as well as the helmets. The third is to get the President, the Senate, and Congress to fund such a project which I have found to be like climbing Mount Everest, backwards, but I still have not given up on this concept, nor will I ever.

Over the years of writing to the political machine in Washington, it has been disappointing at times, but not enough to prevent me from continuing with my writing. I have found that some are disconnected with the needs of the Military and their families on the issue of Body Armor in particular. There are some that have no idea what anguish, pain and many sleepless nights the families endure when their loved ones are deployed. But yet, they still sit on committees in which they hold the power to make a difference, and yet, they do not act, or act quickly enough when called upon. Also see attached letter and e-mail.

I have found that the subject of the military with most people in general, have no idea on what anguish truly means, and don’t care. Unless you walk in our shoes, can you truly understand what our Troops and their Military families go through and the great scarifies they make ever day for this great nation.

When we have designs, redesigns and recall’s of Body Armor for several years, without making any great strides in the area of weight and protection, this is why I do, what I do, and why the families are so concerned! Have I set the bar too high for Washington on what I ask of them? I think not! This request is not one that can’t be quickly reached; we must move more rapidly and think outside the box on this one!

I truly understand the willingness of our military leaders to unfailingly fight for the best, but my concerns are not so much with the military but with the committees that tie the hands of the military on so many issues. I realize that I have made no friends, in Washington. Some may even hate me for the writing of these letters to the military and Washington, but that’s alright. If I can make a difference and save one life, then I can look in the mirror and say it was a good day and it was all worth it, no matter what people think of me! As my 1st Sergeant always said, “Respect is not given, it is Earned”, and the Troops have earned my respect many times over, past and present.

I will continue the push forward on my requests, as so many lives are on the line, so bare with me on my letters, e-mails and phone calls; I do this on behalf of all the TROOPS.

I look forward to hearing from you again and thank you for your time and Godspeed to you General, and maybe someday our paths will cross.

Americans never quit.
General Douglas Macarthur
US WWII general & war hero (1880 – 1964)

Sincerely,

Michael J. F. Bucca Sr.
Hanover, Massachusetts

August 13, 2009 at 3:46 pm
(13) motherof2 says:

WHY?WHY?WHY? COULD U PLEASE TELL US WHY?

August 13, 2009 at 4:53 pm
(14) IcanReadDates says:

Um, all you responding in 2009, this original post was from 2003. Not that I’m for our current pres, but geez, comment on what makes sense. Is it still like this? Did you even try the links in the article? 2 goto old links from 2003 and Bush, the other has been removed from whitehouse.gov. So, susan and others, you sound like complete idiots addressing Obama comments to Bush! I even agree w/ most of the comments, but they tend to lose their power in this misdirected context. Pay attention people!

August 22, 2009 at 8:47 am
(15) Rhonda says:

The ladies and I at work were talking about this cash for clunkers and how the government should of just given everyone the $4500.00. It is hard times for most of here, especially a single parent as myself. Long story short, all these clunkers (running) should of been given for people who are out there losing jobs which means losing their vehicles, or people who need transportation to find a job. Why not help those less fortunate out?

August 27, 2009 at 1:36 pm
(16) pam dunn says:

I just went on the website whitehouse.gov and sent the President an email. Quick, easy and simple. I dont’ know what you are talking about or why you are saying it. Send him your support of the Public option, for all our sakes!

September 30, 2009 at 12:06 pm
(17) William says:

Dear Carol,
Where were you when hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars were being squandered by the Republicans over tax deductions and rebates for the richest 1% in the country. Your hackles were not raised when Bush wastest trillions and looted our country’s coffers in paying for war machines, private armies and foreign bribes over the last 8 years. But, now when money is being spent to support our own country’s middle class and poor (victimised by Bush’s rich corporate supporters and the overthrow of consumer protection laws) and on infrastructure expenses, you are all affronted! I guess when money is spent on lining the pockets of the rich it is called Capitalism and when it is spent on helping the more unfortunate, it is a waste and is called is ‘Socialism’. Shame on you!

November 27, 2009 at 1:21 pm
(18) Jim says:

NOT MY WORDS, BUT HOW I FEEL:

And it came to pass in the Age of Insanity that the people of the land

called America , having lost their morals, their initiative, and their

will to defend their liberties, chose as their Supreme Leader that

person known as “The One.”

He emerged from the vapors with a message that had no meaning; but He

hypnotized the people telling them, “I am sent to save you.” My lack

of experience, my questionable ethics, my monstrous ego, and my

association with evil doers are of no consequence. I shall save you

with hope and Change. Go, therefore, and proclaim throughout the

land that he who proceeded me is evil, that he has defiled the nation,

and that all he has built must be destroyed. And the people rejoiced,

for even though they knew not what “The One” would do, he had promised

that it was good; and they believed. And “The One” said ” We live in

the greatest country in the world. Help me change everything about it!”

And the people said, “Hallelujah! Change is good!”

Then He said, “We are going to tax the rich fat-cats.” And the

people said “Sock it to them!” “And redistribute their wealth.” And

the people said, “Show us the money!” And the he said, ”

redistribution of wealth is good for everybody.”

And Joe the plumber asked, ” Are you kidding me? You’re going to

steal my money and give it to the deadbeats??” And “The One”

ridiculed and taunted him, and Joe’s personal records were hacked and publicized.

One lone reporter asked, “Isn’t that Marxist policy?” And she was

banished from the kingdom!

Then a citizen asked, “With no foreign relations experience and

having zero military experience or knowledge, how will deal with

radical terrorists?” And “The One” said, “Simple. I shall sit with

them and talk with them and show them how nice we really are; and they

will forget that they ever wanted to kill us all!” And the people

said, “Hallelujah!! We are safe at last, and we can beat our weapons

into free cars for the people!”

Then “The One” said “I shall give 95% of you lower taxes.” And one,

lone voice said, “But 40% of us don’t pay ANY taxes.” So “The One”

said, “Then I shall give you some of the taxes the fat-cats pay!”

And the people said, “Hallelujah! Show us the money!”

Then “The One” said, “I shall tax your Capital Gains when you sell

your homes!” And the people yawned and the slumping housing market

collapsed. And He said.. “I shall mandate employer-funded health care

for every worker and raise the minimum wage. And I shall give every

person unlimited healthcare and medicine and transportation to the

clinics.” And the people said, “Give me some of that!”

Then he said, “I shall penalize employers who ship jobs overseas.”

And the people said, “Where’s my rebate check?”

Then “The One” said, “I shall bankrupt the coal industry and

electricity rates will skyrocket!” And the people said, “Coal is

dirty, coal is evil, no more coal! But we don’t care for that part

about higher electric rates.” So “The One” said, Not to worry. If

your rebate isn’t enough to cover your expenses, we shall bail you out.

Just sign up with the ACORN and you troubles are over!”

Then He said, “Illegal immigrants feel scorned and slighted. Let’s

grant them amnesty, Social Security, free education, free lunches,

free medical care, bi-lingual signs and guaranteed housing…” And

the people said, “Hallelujah!” and they made him king!

And so it came to pass that employers, facing spiraling costs and

ever-higher taxes, raised their prices and laid off workers. Others

simply gave up and went out of business and the economy sank like unto

a rock dropped from a cliff.

The banking industry was destroyed. Manufacturing slowed to a

crawl. And more of the people were without a means of support.

Then “The One” said, “I am the “the One”- The Messiah – and I’m here

to save you! We shall just print more money so everyone will have

enough!” But our foreign trading partners said unto Him. “Wait a

minute. Your dollar is not worth a pile of camel dung! You will have

to pay more… And “The One” said, “Wait a minute. That is

unfair!!” And the world said, “Neither are these other idiotic

programs you have embraced. Lo, you have become a Socialist state and

a second-rate power. Now you shall play by our rules!”

And the people cried out, “Alas, alas!! What have we done?” But yea

verily, it was too late. The people set upon The One and spat upon

him and stoned him, and his name was dung. And the once mighty nation

was no more; and the once proud people were without sustenance or

shelter or hope. And the Change “The One” had given them was as like

unto a poison that had destroyed then and like a whirlwind that

consumed all that they had built.

And the people beat their chests in despair and cried out in anguish,

“give us back our nation and our pride and our hope!!” But it was too

late, and their homeland was no more.

You may think this a fairy tale, but it’s not.

It’s happening RIGHT NOW

THIS really tells it like it is. After reading it — and before you go into the bathroom to throw-up — forward it to your friends and those you know who care about our country and what is happening to it under the rule of Commissar Obamanation.

TOO BAD ONLY IDIOTS (ERR, PROFESSIONAL POLITICIANS) CAN RUN FOR OFFICE NOW DAYS. PARTICULARLY RADICAL (RIGHT OR LEFT) IDIOTS.

January 7, 2010 at 12:22 pm
(19) Mike Bucca Sr. says:

January 01, 2010

Commandant of the Marine Corps
General James T. Conway
Headquarters USMC
2 Navy Annex (CMC)
Washington, D.C. 20380-1775

Dear General,

Once again, I am reaching out for your help on the Body Armor issue. I find myself with my back against the wall and in a situation that I have repeatedly written about, faxed and e-mailed our political machine in Washington without resolve. With all that is going on in this world around us, I feel that this issue has fallen off the radar screen. The bottom line is, I just don’t think the political parties really care no matter what side of the isle they sit on. As well, what the true meaning of team-work really means to them, which has not existed in Washington for many years. It has turned into a place of what’s in it for “ME”. We must not fail the people who have enabled all of us the freedom that we enjoy from day to day, which would be our Men and Women who proudly wear the uniform’s of our Military for this Nation.

I believe we have the technology today, and it is right in front of us. We must capitalize on this quickly, our Troops depend on us to give them the very best. As I have stated before, the Command you lead and the Stars you wear are one of great responsibilities and NO ONE can ever question that. I find myself driven on this issue especially when I know that lighter and better ballistic body armor is out there. You may have read my letters addressed to you and you may think of me as a thorn in your side or even a stubborn and very persistent man, and there may be a little truth there. I think you know it is really from my heart. But I find a strong sense of responsibilities to my sons and ALL the Troops out there; I cannot give up on them, hope is what I have and that is what keeps me going, and stamps too!

I have read recently that DARPA has launched a flying car project, great! I find myself infuriated when reading such articles as this, when we haven’t even fixed other issues like Body Armor. This is real, and needs to be addressed now; “Flash Gordon” type technology should take a back burner for now. Let’s keep our eyes on the ball and focused on the issue at hand.

What I have proposed several times and to MCSC at Quantico Va. is to replace the SAPI plates. Please keep an open mind on these new configurations. One is to take multiple layers of Kevlar (7/8”) thick minimum and treat all of them with the compound known as Liquid Body Armor from Dr. Norman Wagner at University of Delaware. Also to place two layers of Titanium (threadlike wire mesh screen type, tight weaves). One layer down from the top as well from the bottom up. This should all be stitched together at the edges and place in a self contained covering. This new layout will be the same configuration as the SAPI Plates, and have the same ability to fit in the same locations. All I ask is to make ONE prototype and fire multiple rounds of 7.62 at it. If there is something more advanced than Kevlar that I am not aware of at this time, by all means use that. I think you find that weight and ballistic properties will surpass the SAPI Plate. We have nothing to lose and everything to gain from this. The proof is in the pudding as they say!

I have not given up on NASA forming one department with its great technology for this issue of Body Armor. I know that the true answer lies within the four walls of NASA. Hopefully we will meet someday, although you did meet my son from MP CO in Golestan, Afghanistan at a F.O.B. on Thanksgiving Day 2009. I thank you for taking the time away from your family and spending it with your other family. It meant a lot to them at that F.O.B. I will go to another quote from my 1st Sergeant; there are no problems only solutions, I believe in that statement! General, Sir you can do this, people will listen to you!

I will continue the push forward on my requests, as so many lives are on the line, so bare with me on my letters, e-mails and phone calls; I do this on behalf of all the TROOPS.

I look forward to hearing from you again and thank you for your time and Godspeed to you General, and maybe someday our paths will cross.

The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just.
Abraham Lincoln
16th president of US (1809 – 1865)

Sincerely,

Michael J. F. Bucca Sr.
Hanover, Massachusetts

Veteran and Father of a proud Marine!

February 22, 2010 at 3:30 pm
(20) Mike Bucca Sr. says:

AP News “Fighting rages as Karzai urges restraint from NATO”

RESTRAINT = an act of holding back, limiting, or controlling something

Where has Karzai been all this time? RESTRAINTS, our Troops are being killed in Afghanistan for his country. Maybe we should issue handcuffs to ALL our Troops over there and tell them to put them on. Because that’s what Karzai is really saying. How can we ask our Troops to tie their hands behind their back and fight a war at the same time with restraints? Our Troops do the very best to prevent ANY civilian casualties in this war. No U.S. Troop wants that. This is a war like no other; the enemy has no face and they use civilians as human shields! Maybe it time to use restraint in sending anymore Troops over there and maybe we should pull them ALL back to U.S. soil and let Karzai troops deal with restraints! ENOUGH!!

That’s all I have to say about that!

July 6, 2010 at 12:08 am
(21) KatieBug. says:

Our Country is on the wrong track!
He’s not Christian. Hes a MUSLIM! && making it legal to kill babies? Abortions?? Thats a sin in the bible. Teenagers shouldnt be having sex unless they wanna live with the consequences of what might become of it. I think its wrong they can do it without parental control also. He will have to face God and explain why he passed that law.

He takes healthcare away from us Americans but the muslim get it free. He takes our Christianity NATIONAL PRAYER DAY away. But the Muslims get to keep theres? Thats a crock! I Think America needs to wake up and see if they’re happy with the results of there “amazing” choice of president. Whats so great about America? Sure as hell aint our President. He’s getting our country into a deeper and deeper hole financialy, medicaley, religiously. Im suprised he hasn’t been shot. He didn’t win his votes equally. He shouldn’t of even been able to run for president. Hello!?!?! Barack Obama, hmmm that doesnt sound very American. His parents aren’t even from here! Its like he is trying to get everyone to switch Muslim. I’d die a thousand deaths before that happens. He promised everyone jobs, another crock. And what about the taxes? I wish so bad that Texas would split into there own country already! So we wouldn’t have to put up with anymore of this crap! You know what OBAMA stands for? One Big Ass Mistake America.

Yeahh, and you know it too! He wants to pull the troops out? For all they have died for and fought for our country? Pulling them out would be all for nothing! Families lost there loved ones in War, and Obama wants to pull them out. So basically they died for NOTHING. Racism is a big thing also in America. Hmmm, but obviousley not with our president. Don’t that sound alittle wierd? I think so! Like I said He DID NOT earn his place in office. I’m not racist, but thats a big thing in america it always has been. Now look what America has done. He’s ruining our Beautiful country! Something should be done about this. America NEEDS someone in office that is a true christian and knows what the hell there doing

September 27, 2010 at 2:18 pm
(22) John Encarnacao says:

Here’s an idea. Admittedly it is a bit “black panther” in nature, but one can only stand so much lying, and criminal activity that exists and destroys lives in this country, at the hands of true terrorists, our elected leaders. Here’s the idea. May the next plane that flies into a bldg., destroy not innocent lives, but the lives of those who are supposed to honor our constitution,that being our elected “leaders”. You are the scum of humanity. You have made the lives of americans suffer immensely due to your perverted ideas and actions. May true justice befall everyone of you.

November 29, 2010 at 10:59 am
(23) clifford stewart says:

I see where all fedral workers will have a two year pay freeze.Is this include all congress and senator men and women?

February 10, 2011 at 9:26 pm
(24) David says:

Your are wrong about the White House email site. They are very receptive to feedback from all citizens by email.

June 6, 2011 at 3:34 pm
(25) Dave says:

Thats because the US government is so high on themselves that they dont give a rats ass what the common people think

June 13, 2011 at 1:25 am
(26) Dave says:

Prayer Request

We are asking everyone to say a prayer for “Darkhorse” 3rd Battalion 5th Marines and their families. They are fighting it out in Afghanistan & they have lost 12 Marines in 4 days. IT WOULD BE NICE TO SEE the message spread if more could pass it on. God Bless America and God Bless the United States Marine Corps… Semper Fi, Often Tested, Always Faithful, Brothers Forever

Justin Allen, 23,

Brett Linley, 29,

Matthew Weikert, 29,

Justus Bartett, 27,

Dave Santos, 21,

Chase Stanley, 21,

Jesse Reed, 26,

Matthew Johnson, 21,

Zachary Fisher, 24,

Brandon King, 23,

Christopher Goeke, 23,

Sheldon Tate, 27,

All are Marines that gave their lives for YOU this week!
Honor THEM by forwarding this. I just did.

Melvin R. Kearney II
U.S. Army Wounded Warrior Program (AW2)
U.S. Army Warrior Transition Command

Office: (615) 225-6567
Cell: (615) 330-8749
Fax: (615) 225-6421
Email: melvin.r.kearney@us.army.mil
AW2 online: http://www.WTC.army.mil/AW2
AW2 blog: http://aw2.armylive.dodlive.mil/
AW2 Facebook: http://facebook.com/armyAW2

July 23, 2011 at 11:05 pm
(27) Mariela Melo says:

Senor Presidente Obama,Senores legislaladores.Camara y Senadores.En nobre de las personas que llegamos a este pais legalmente ;clamamos que no sean injustos con nosotros hemos trabajado sequido mas de 45 anos y se nos van a quitar nuestros ahorros para arreglar la economia,para que dejaron entrar tantos ilegales,ademas ya se sacaron de nuestro dinero mas de 500 millones para el serv icio medico.Esto es politica,o van a practicar la eutunacia.como hicieron en Inglaterra anos atras,no querian personas de edad ni pobres,eso es lo que esta haciendo el gov,escacitamente vivimos con menos de $1,500 SS ,porque no lo hacen con los ricos.Me gustaria ver a ls Lic,Iliana.

August 1, 2011 at 7:34 pm
(28) Alex Dennett says:

President Obama:

I am and always have been a Democrat and voted likewise.

Based upon your lack of performance and lack of producing a written plan, something all of us could have got behind to get us out of this debt fiasco. Instead of standing fast and acting like the leader of the free world you folded in the same manner you have in the past. I can no longer put any confidence in you. and therefore I will not vote for you come 2012. I will not vote for a Replican, I just will not vote. You threw your weapon away and ran to thr rear and hid, so sad.

August 8, 2011 at 11:51 am
(29) MaryAnn says:

Salary of the US President ………. ………$ 400,000
Salary of retired US Presidents ………. …$180,00 0
Salary of House/Senate ………. ………. ….$174,0 00
Salary of Speaker of the House ………. ….$223,5 00
Salary of Majority/Minority Leaders …….. .$193,400
Average Salary of Soldier DEPLOYED IN IRAQ or AFGANISTAN ..$38,000
I think we found where the cuts should be made !

August 11, 2011 at 5:11 pm
(30) Shela Lane says:

I wrote this letter to the president.

Mr President

THIS IS HOW YOU FIX CONGRESS….. Do you think if congress were treated like Americans they would vote different on issues.

I

Congressional Reform Act of 2011

1. No Tenure / No Pension.A Congressman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when they are out of office.

2. Congress (past, present & future) participates in Social Security. All funds in the Congressional retirement fund move to the Social Security system immediately. All future funds flow into the Social Security system and Congress participates with the American people. It may not be used for any other purpose.

3. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan, just as all Americans do.

4. Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise. Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%.

5. Congress loses their current health care system and participates in the same health care system as the American people.

6. Congress must equally abide by all laws they impose on the American people.

7. All contracts with past and present Congressmen are void effective 1/1/12. The American people did not make this contract with Congressmen. Congressmen made all these contracts for themselves. Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career. The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, so ours should serve their term(s), then go home and back to work.

Sincerely

Shela

March 16, 2012 at 8:50 am
(31) linda simes says:

Shame on the Democratic Party, Nancy Hurlbert and finally you Mr. Obama for flying the American flag with the Presidents face on it where the stars are suppose to be. It seems something like a dictator would do. Is that what you think you are Mr. Obama? I thought you were elected by the People of this country! I am sorry that I voted for you, I did so when you said it would be a one office term and ha, I believed you, boy was I foolish. I am not a vocal person, I don’t like to say negative things about our country and about our President, but when I saw the American Flag flying in front of the Democratics office in Florida I got so mad. It only takes one flag to fly like that and then it starts flying everywhere. Nobody has the right to deface our flag no one, Ms. Hurlbert! Just think that if I was foolish enough to vote for you how many other people have you made feel like that! I know also that I’m not foolish enough that this email will be in print because goodness me we aren’t suppose to say anything negative about this guy. I got it off my chest so to speak and I only have one more thing to say, again, SHAME on you President Obama and the Democratic Party and again I know the people or should I say handlers of the President will say he had nothing to do with it, and gues what I’m not foolish anymore about who we elected, so maybe I should say also SHAME on us who got you the job!

June 14, 2012 at 8:47 am
(32) ida mae woodruff says:

i would like to say obama you claim to be saved and that you are a christian. No where in GODS word will you find that same sex marriages was right in fact in GODS it was an abomanation. I think it is sad that the leader of united states would approved of this. shame on you obama. IDA MAE WOODRUFF of gainesvill, ga.

November 2, 2012 at 5:29 pm
(33) dianka says:

President Obama – you must tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, why why why did you not send military backup to slain Ambassador Stevens and the three navy seal americans. All americans need to know what happened that they died without any military support.
I am a Canadian and every single day Fox News reports the horrors of what the four endured that day….and you are too busy to talk about it,
because you are immersed in your campaigning.

There is a coverup so big with the media also because they are in
support of you for another four years. so many US people are so blind so blind so blind.

December 7, 2012 at 12:39 pm
(34) jessica tobin says:

hello obama how are you? i would like to let you know that as a single mother out here in this world we try our best to provide the best for our children. i understand that some mothers who r single may tke advantage, but to let you know why is it so hard for the single mothers who are trying and are making their sacrafice to provide a better life for their children. i have been on and off jobs because of my two children and being single. i hav been to school in the medical field number of times and yet i have a hard time finding a job out there. everywhere i apply its looking for experience, and my question is how can we gain experience if no one hires us. the way my world is that in connecticut bridgeport, they mae our lives harder than what it is. i have famiy but they dont help me. i have been on my own since i was 17 years old. i have two girls and its been hard for me and i have tried my best. for the last 4 years i have been struggling with birthdays and christmas for my kids and its heartbroken for me because i want to give my kids what i never had and that by being happy. i am sorry to bother u about this but my question is why is it so much harder on te single mothers who are doing the right thing and doingeverything they can to work and to provide a better life than it is for someone who take advantage and lie to the state or just doesnt work.

January 16, 2013 at 1:59 pm
(35) heida brown says:

imr,obama,my mane is heida brown.i sent you a letter a while back,about a enger.in 2005,fro m a worker at georetown state severs center,her mane is boney o day.i still have arm and neck damages,i have sugar and do to the inger my apite is very poor.i w as hopeing that my letters,and hospital report is not throught in the trash,i have not heard from any one concerening my letter.please if you can send me somthing to let me no that i am not for gotten.i hope this letter finds you. ps. i no that they are proticting the schools,please have them to keep an eye on all the bus,es they still have kids on them and there is still a lot of kids all together,thank you for doing a very good in the white house,and making us all proude.please can you send a e.mail on my information i sent and the picture. thank you,sincerly,heida brown,my email is heida.brown@yahoo.com. my phone munber is 302-362-7321.my adress is 27828 possum point road m ilsboro de. zip 19966.

March 11, 2013 at 7:58 pm
(36) Duane Hewitt says:

My vote is if Korea attacks the US then we should send them everything we have and wipe them off the map.

August 14, 2013 at 7:33 pm
(37) Obama Scumbagtraitor says:

Long winded american scumbag sh*ts

to say the yanks have dog sh*t for f*cking brains…does dog sh*t a dis-service

and the Choc-Ice monkey man Obama in the whitewash house

he is a stool-pigeon of the CIA …a puppet yes-man of Goldman Sachs fat wallets

September 20, 2013 at 12:30 am
(38) Kathy A. Misenor says:

Mr. President:
I have several ideas that you could implement if the Republican Congress shuts down the government. I’m a middle class senior citizen who like millions of other will be.
If they shut down government then the legislators will NO longer receive a paycheck and they (individually) will have to pay for THEIR own health insurance and will NOT receive retirement benefits during the time we are default. I mean many Americans won’t be getting paycheck and other benefits they are entile to. And if Bush had’t change a couple of words in the Social Security Act, Congress couldn’t deprived the Americans who believed in our government.
I’m sure you realize that our legistrators haven’t works a full month since the 2013 Congress year began. Normal Americans are luckily if they get two weeks off a year.
Why did Congress pass the multi-billion bill for defense when we spend more than the next TEN largest countries in the whole. And NONE of that money went the help veterans who suffer from physical and mental injuries from wars they fight in. We own more distroyers than ALL the rest of world – DO WE NEED MORE?
SIR: I feel lucky that I’m as old as I am, because the generations behind aren’t going to have much to look forward, too. The laws begin passed in some of the STATES are criminal.
The last I going to say is you the first President I ever gave money towards your campaign and that’s because I BELIEVED in you abd your ideals. My parents raised me as a good American and your are raising your girls as GOOD Americans, but too many people want to put us back in the 19th century. If you will PLEASE use ALL POWER THE CONSTITUTION GIVES YOU. Your special so please act it.

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