Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Butterfly (photo)

photo by Jude Nagurney Camwell

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

US Presidents Obama and Clinton at CGI

President Barack Obama with former President Bill Clinton off stage after Obama spoke at the Clinton Global Initiative Annual meeting in New York, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2009. AP photo

Protect Insurance Companies PSA (Will Ferrell)

At UN: President Obama says, "It's A New Day"

"...this is a new day. It is a new era. And I am proud to say that the United States has done more to promote clean energy and reduce carbon pollution in the last eight months than at any other time in our history."

- President Barack Obama in his speech on Climate Change today at the UN

With all the stupidity out there - - with the fear-filled mobs of madness who gather (with the prodding of news media stars on Fox News), we can't forget what inspired one of the greatest movements for change that has held such promise for our common vision.

It's still a new day.

Searching for Skipping Stones, Photo

Searching for Skipping Stones
Green Lakes State Park, NY
photo by Jude Nagurney Camwell

5th Annual Clinton Global Initiative Meeting Begins Today

Former President Bill Clinton, whose calling to something greater than himself has put him back on the world stage as a major player in philanthropy, inspires others to join him in his vision of the good that can be for every person, regardless of their birthplace or social standing. The fifth annual annual Clinton Global Initiative meeting kicks off today in New York with President Obama as a speaker.

Clinton Global Initiative meeting, 2008
photo by Jude Nagurney Camwell

This year’s meeting, which begins today at the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers, has drawn political and business leaders such as Goldman, Sachs & Co. Chairman Lloyd Blankfein and World Bank Group President Robert Zoellick. President Barack Obama will address the opening session. The new theme added to the 2009 meeting is investing in women and girls to narrow the gender gap.

“In all the world there is only one strategy which clearly slows population growth, raises income and promotes more social stability that is supported across all religious and cultural lines,” Clinton, 63, said in an interview at Bloomberg News headquarters. “And that is putting all the girls in school and giving all the young women access to the labor market.”

The summit attracts an eclectic mix of world leaders, public-policy experts and artists. Participants this year will include more than 60 former and current heads of state; former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan; JPMorgan Chase & Co. Chairman Jamie Dimon; Grameen Bank founder and 2006 Nobel Peace Prize recipient Muhammad Yunus; musicians Alicia Keys and Quincy Jones; and actors Brad Pitt, Demi Moore and Julia Ormond.

~ Bloomberg News