US Aquaduct System

In watching the news today we have flooding through the Midwest and a 3 year drought still in CA.

We have increased pollution of ground water. Soon water may become much more precious than oil.

Our sewer systems are overloaded by the smallest amounts of rainfalls

There appeared to be a need for a nation wide rainwater harvesting system.

This is a mammoth undertaking that could prevent future energy, environmental and economic issues for our country.

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Location: Pennsburg PA 18073

 

ISIS

I think it would be a good idea to stop calling out the name of “ISIS”. This is what they really thrive on, is their name in the MAIN MEDIA.
I am a VIETNAM VET and suggest you put me on the payroll for suggestions on how to take care of this kind of things….

Location: FORT WORTH, TEXAS

 

Help Iraq NOW

Mr Obama. Have some courage. Many of us in America believe the US Must Put troops on the ground and attack Isis NOW!! Too many are dieing. Do what it takes to defeat them. PLEASE!!!

Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico

 

I am shocked and appalled to imagine the increase in cancer rates as herbicide use increases again, 7x!?. I pity those that benefit from increased cancer rates. I would not want to carry their burden of shame.
Where are you President Obama for whom I became a democrat and voted?
Since the prolonged public outcry does not seem to make a difference, tell me what to do to protect my family from the war on superweeds produced by GMO farming?????

Location: santa fe, NM

 

Dear Mr President,

I’m writing you in regards to the proliferation of consumer available remote controlled aircraft, commonly referred to as ‘drone’s’ (quite incorrectly in my humble opinion as they are manned by operators who are legally required to operate them in line of sight at all times). In recent years the price for these aircraft has drastically dropped causing them to garner more widespread public attention. Politico.com recently ran an article stating that your office would be giving an executive order regarding this hobby in the near future.

http://www.politico.com/story/2014/07/executive-order-drone-privacy-barack-obama-109303.html

I am writing to you as one of the new hobbyists in this space with my thoughts on what I believe to be the correct construct that could be applied to regulate this hobby as it has clear implications for both public privacy and safety which I feel should be addressed. To me the issue is the simplicity of operation of the aircraft that are now publicly available at a price point that is less restrictive. The ability to fly out of the box with very little training is leading to an ongoing list of instances where a user is behaving in a way that causes both safety and privacy concerns. As with most things in life this is leading a few irresponsible users to drive a negative image for something that can be used in a very positive way. To list but a few instances:

http://www.cnn.com/2014/08/07/us/drones-yellowstone/index.html?iref=allsearch

http://www.ksl.com/?sid=31035351&nid=148

http://www.theverge.com/2014/7/17/5911935/felony-drone-hospital-window

http://www.forbes.com/sites/gregorymcneal/2014/07/08/two-drones-nearly-collide-with-nypd-helicopter-operators-arrested/

I would urge you to apply regulation that defines three major types of user in this space.

1 Beginner
Defined as someone who purchases an aircraft for the first time and wants to enjoy it in a responsible and controlled manner

Regulation recommended:
This user should be allow to operate their aircraft right out of the box in a controlled and safe environment. My suggestion is that in public parks, the privacy of your own back yard (with some form of height limitation or prior approval from your neighbor to avoid privacy concerns) anyone should be able to enjoy the use of a RC aircraft. I would urge your administration to work with the FAA to create a safe to fly/not safe to fly map of the US that outlines for users where they can fly without restriction and without the need for a license.

2 Hobbyist
Defined as someone who is looking for an output from this hobby, photography and videography are the first outputs that come to mind.

Regulation recommended:
This type of user is more likely to be driven to capture the amazing images of our great country from the air. Many of those area’s will come under protection; and rightfully so, and thus I would urge your administration to develop a training course with test and license fee to define this user. The benefit to being a license holder in my mind would be that I am now a trained user of my aircraft and should be treated as such, allowed to operate in more populous area’s of the country or in more unique area’s that also require safety and contentious piloting. The top two types of location would be urban, city locations and our natural parks. I would put a licensing fee that allows me to operate my aircraft in this manner for a certain period of time, requiring hobbyists to be retested every 3-5 years. Barrier of entry for this should be mostly focused on time taken to be trained, I would urge you to work with the FAA to develop a training course that requires advanced maneuvers and a relatively inexpensive licensing fee itself ($100-$200).

3 Commercial Use
Defined as someone looking to create an output from this hobby for commercial gain.

Regulation recommended:
This last user would be defined in a very similar manner to the second user with one slight difference, I would apply a greater license fee and have the lifetime of that license last a shorter duration. My reasoning for this third user is at the roots of what it is to be an American citizen. Those who work hard, take chances and apply themselves have the chance (not the right) to be successful in what they do. In essence you will be creating an entirely new revenue model for your citizens with this third user definition.

Mr President we have some amazing sights that should be captured and shared for everyone to see, this hobby can be turned into a new art form and a new business venture. I urge you to take the time to define this hobby with the complexity of regulation it deserves to appropriately determine and govern user need and behavior.

Please don’t let the few instances of misbehavior covered in our news sway your decision on this hobby. I strongly urge you to spend a few minutes googling the various brands and models of aircraft to understand their current capability set. Finally I also urge you to watch the output of the users, the video of the Penn state building, the islands in Thailand, the city scape of Manhattan are truly breath taking.

I humbly offer you an in person demonstration to show you what type of video output I could create of our nations beautiful capital and your home the White House. Lets put this new technology to good use and find a way to encourage the positive rather than focus on the very few negative instances and push legislation that would curtail this amazing technology.

Yours very humbly,

Lars Feely

Location: New York

 

Military supplies to the Kurds in Iraq

Please supplied the Kurds with military ammunition NOW. Please don’t wait. Our US security is in jeopardy. Do it today, August 8, 2014!!!!

Location: Santa Fe, NM

 

FOCUS CHECK

I am a low income, lower class 34 year old mom of 3,and I have an idea for all of our government to consider. Instead of worrying about all these other countries and helping the people in them, how about focusing our resources and abilities on our very own country. Our country is far from perfect, and there are quite a few things that need to be fixed and people who need to be helped right here on our very own soil…..After we fix ourselves then, maybe, we could attempt to try to help others see things our way, and show them how smooth it is working for us. But as we sit right now our country is really in need of some serious TLC in areas no part of congress has ever even seen with their own eyes, in person, the low class people, like myself. I don’t think any of you realize how terrible it is to be in my shoes. If any of you care to try it out for a day, it would be a huge eye opener on what our real focus should be, and its definitely not what we are wasting our resources on right now. You probably won’t pay much attention to a low-class, unemployed mom from a town with a population of 1,285 people, BUT, whomever you have been paying attention to hasn’t been much help, now have they!!!
Sincerely,
Corrie Mason
West Point
California 95255

Location: West Point California 95255

 

Border Children Solution

I have a simple humane solution to resolve housing the border children. Operation Kid Drop – In a nutshell load them up in a cargo plane like the ones used for transporting troops and fly them back to the capitals of each of the countries they came from. This is very humane and they will be back in their own country having been safely removed from ours. This will cost less than housing them here and discourage further illegal immigration to the U.S.

Location: El Dorado Hills, CA

 

Patient satisfaction in health care

I would suggest that you eliminate the patient satisfaction criteria for the valuation of healthcare facilities. Healthcare facilities spending enormous amount of money trying to prove that they are creating patient satisfaction to fulfill government regulation. Millions of surveys are sent out in an attempt to prove this to the government. Very few of them are filled out and the people that fill them out are very rarely satisfied. This leads to a few dissatisfied customers directing an entire health care system for the rest of us.

When did we ever consider something is nebulous as satisfaction to be a scientific measurement? We could measure 100 things cheaper than trying to measure someone satisfaction that would lead to improved health care delivery. I suggest we completely eliminate patient satisfaction for the government regulation of healthcare.

If people need to review of facility they can do it online on multiple sites that are free to them…and the rest of us.

Location: Fort Worth Texas

 

FIRST ADMENMENT RIGHTS

PLEASE EXPLAIN TO ME WHEN MY FIRST ADMENMENT RIGHTS ARE IN AFFECT!!!! IT APPEARS TO ME THAT WHEN YOUR A WHITE MALE YOU HAVE NO RIGHTS. LA CLIPPERS OWNER made his comments in a private room with a friend. Not knowing that he was being recorded. I do not agree with his comments but I do believe in our constitution. I spent 6 years in the service and this kind of stuff makes me wonder if I should have skip the service and split to Canada. When I was a kid.

Location: Wisconsin

 
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