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President Obama official schedule and guidance, March 12, 2009. Meets with Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi

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THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 11, 2009

DAILY GUIDANCE AND PRESS SCHEDULE FOR
THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 2009

The President will deliver remarks and answer questions from attendees at the Business Roundtable at the St. Regis Hotel. This event is pooled press.

The President will begin his day by receiving the Presidential Daily Briefing, the Economic Daily Briefing and meeting with senior advisors in the Oval Office. These meetings are closed press.

Later in the morning, the President will stop by the Recovery Act Implementation Conference and discuss the need for dollars invested and spent as part of the Recovery Act are effective, transparent and efficient. The conference will be held in Room 450 in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building. The remarks of the President and Vice President are pooled press. The entire day-long conference will be print pool.

In the afternoon, President Obama will attend the dedication of Abraham Lincoln Hall at the National Defense University. This event is pooled press. Later, the President and the Vice President will meet with Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press. In the evening, the President and the Vice President will meet with Secretary of State Clinton in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press.

Also tomorrow, Dearborn, Michigan will host the first in a series of Regional White House Forums on Health Reform at 2:00PM EDT at the Ford Conference and Event Center - this forum will build on last Thursday's forum at the White House. The forum will be webcast live at www.HealthReform.gov.


Intown Travel Pool
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: ABC
Print: Houston Chronicle
Radio: AURN
Magazine Photo: TIME


EDT

9:00AM Pool Call Time

9:15AM THE PRESIDENT receives Economic Daily Briefing
Oval Office
Closed Press

10:00AM THE PRESIDENT receives Presidential Daily Briefing
Oval Office
Closed Press

10:30AM THE PRESIDENT meets with senior advisors
Oval Office
Closed Press

11:00AM THE PRESIDENT stops by the Recovery Act Implementation Conference
EEOB Room 450
Pooled Press (Gather Time 10:30AM - Briefing Room)

12:50PM THE PRESIDENT departs The White House en route National Defense University
Pool Gather Time 12:30PM - North Doors of the Palm Room

1:10PM THE PRESIDENT deliver remarks at the dedication of Abraham Lincoln Hall at the National Defense University
Auditorium
Pooled Press

2:30PM THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT meet with Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi
Oval Office
Closed Press

3:50PM THE PRESIDENT departs The White House en route St. Regis Hotel
Pool Gather Time 3:30PM - North Doors of the Palm Room

4:00PM THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at Business Roundtable
Astor Ballroom, St. Regis Hotel
Pooled Press

5:15PM THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT meet with Secretary of State Clinton
Oval Office
Closed Press


Briefing Schedule

1:30PM Briefing by Press Secretary Robert Gibbs


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2 Comments

China, the human right lover

* Contrary to popular belief, it is a fact.
30 years ago, many Chinese died of starvation, did not have a roof over their heads…
Not any more now.
Are these the basic human rights?

* Why you’re lied to.
The media wants to create controversy to sell their stuffs.
The politician wants to establish a common enemy, so you ignore more important problems that they cannot fix.
The offense companies have more reason to expand.
They all assume you are stupid and cannot analyze.

* Why US is human right violator.
How many we killed and how many Chinese killed abroad last year?
How many innocent people we have to kill in Iraq before we stop?
How many national guards are sent to the killing field against their will??
Should we destroy another country accusing them to have ‘mass destruction weapons’?
Why it is OK for us to own nuclear weapons that can destroy the entire world with a push of a button?
How many citizens die of obesity as we encourage “good” food?
How many poor remain to be poor for generations due to our generous welfare system?
How many our children are killed every year due to our lack of gun control law?
Gun control is not even an issue for both political parties.
How many teenage mothers we encourage starting from the top politicians?
How many Indians stay in their reservation forever and got drunk by not providing them with jobs?
How we use up the world’s oil and blame China who uses less than ¼ of ours per capita?
In addition, a good portion of China’s oil is used to manufacture our stuffs that we do not really need.
How we blame China for military expenditure while ours is 10 times theirs?
How we encourage our citizens to spend on credit and buy houses we cannot afford until the entire financial system collapses?
When special interest groups donate millions to politicians, how can they make unbiased decisions for us?

The list is endless.

China has its own problems and we have our own. Let each work on her problems and we’ll have a better world.

Your yardstick is good for your country but not mine, and China’s yardstick is comparing China 30 years ago. It is laughable to use the yardstick of a developed country (US) to measure a developing country (China), and vice versa. Depending on which yardstick you’re using, China could be a human right lover and US a violator – that could sound funny!

You sound Chinese. We all have got a long way to go to surround ourselves with wisdom and honor of all life and peoples. Sing to the Unity, Harmony in enormous diversity. vision, imagination, heart. All people want this. But we have to break away from the box we have agreed to sit in and ride the dragon of the courageous heart tempered with a gentle spirit. there is no quarrel. no quarrel Beauty in our mind

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