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 <p>
 <b>TO:</b> Mr. Barack Obama, President of the United States of America; and
-all the world value producers.
+all the world’s value producers.
 </p>
 
 <p>
 and finally - <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rome">Rome</a>. Cities
 of much commerce, pleasure, aristocracy, so-called “waste of time” and
 partying, and of course - sin and even crime. But then again, the home
-to the some of history’s greatest thinkers and doers - not despite the fact
+to some of history’s greatest thinkers and doers - not despite the fact
 that they were such sinful centres of commerce, but by virtue of that.
 </p>
 
 “hotties” (both female and male) on the streets and inside the buildings,
 the city with the most commerce, industry and action, the city with the most
 diversity, and where people are the most enjoying themselves, or busy doing
-something productive (both of which are important for life). Even all the
-foreign embassies are scattered around Tel Aviv.
+something productive (both of which are important for life). Tel Aviv
+hosts Israel’s <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HaKirya">largest
+military base (The Kirya)</a>, and even all the foreign embassies are
+scattered around Tel Aviv.
 </p>
 
 <p>
 Many people are under the assumption that everyone in Israel carries a gun,
 that there are soldiers everywhere who carry machine guns (including female
-soldiers), and that all Jews living in Israel are
+soldiers), that all Jews living in Israel are
 <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haredi_Judaism">ultra-orthodox (or
-    Haredi)</a>, but the truth is far from it. Most people on the street are
+Haredi)</a>, and that Israel is a constant warzone. But the truth is far
+from it. Most people on the street are
 not soldiers, most soldiers are sedentary or support soldiers who don't carry
 guns, most people don't know martial arts, many Israeli Jews and a minority
 of Druze ones are exempt from military service (including me), and almost
 <p>
 And here's the thing: it's time that governments abolish the
 <a href="http://catb.org/esr/writings/homesteading/homesteading/ar01s06.html">command
-    hierarchy</a> and have every individual think for themselves, take
+hierarchy</a> and have every individual think for themselves, take
 initiative (see Joel on Software's post about
 <a href="http://www.joelonsoftware.com/items/2004/12/06.html">the
-    Hebrew phrase “Rosh Gadol” (= big head)</a>, and be independent.
+Hebrew phrase “Rosh Gadol” (= big head)</a>), and be independent.
 This eventually yields the <a href="http://www.avc.com/a_vc/2012/02/the-management-team-guest-post-from-joel-spolsky.html">“management
-    team” also described by Joel</a> where the non-managerial workers are at
+team” also described by Joel</a> where the non-managerial workers are at
 the top of the organisation.
 </p>
 
 pretend it does), possibly realise they should simply say “No” to their
 superiors or authority if they don't like their orders (see
 <a href="http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Nuremberg_defense">“the
-    Nuremberg defense”</a> of “I was only following orders”.),
+Nuremberg defense”</a> of “I was only following orders”.),
 and that productive people doing what they are good at, will not cause anarchy,
 but the contrary of it: amazing growth. So this open letter is addressed not
 only at Mr. Obama
 and <a href="http://www.shlomifish.org/me/contact-me/">my presence</a> at
 various user-generated sites. Some of my most serious works are my
 <a href="http://www.shlomifish.org/humour/">humorous
-    works of fiction</a> which range in scope
+works of fiction</a> which range in scope
 from
 <a href="http://www.shlomifish.org/humour/bits/facts/">factoids</a>
 about Chuck Norris, and other people and things, to
 or respected for the works I've created and for my insights, I don't need to
 be worshipped, and I need people who are more than fans (and God save me from
 <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sycophancy">sycophants</a>), who wish
-to <b>build upon</b> my works, take them in different directions, parody them, provide
-useful criticism (even one phrased destructively), or even try to out-compete
-me. See what Lawrence Lessig <a
+to <b>build upon</b> my works, take them in different directions, parody them,
+provide useful criticism (even one phrased destructively), or even try to
+out-compete me. See what Lawrence Lessig <a
     href="http://teachingopensource.org/index.php/How_to_start_contributing_to_or_using_Open_Source_Software#Some_Mental_Preparation">wrote
     about it in his book - <i>Remix</i></a>.
 </p>
 And as wonderful as I can be, I decided that I am no longer “The Eternal Jew”,
 or “The Neo-Tech Invisible” or “The Boss” or whatever, just Mr. Shlomi Fish,
 the talented, wonderful, competent, (and as American youth will say -
-“awesome”) individual (but not a label, a profile or a “god”). Someone who
+“awesome”) individual, but not a label, a profile or a “god”. Someone who
 <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i41qWJ6QjPI">was here (on Earth)</a>,
 still is here, and is planning to remain here and enjoy life, freedom, value
 production, beauty, and an increasing amount of joy, happiness and pleasure.