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This is a petition to save the Cinema at Granite City,Il. We want the city to know that the citizens of our town want a little entertainment available in our town.
Some of our citizens don't have the ability to drive to another town to see a movie. Our history shows that when we lose something we never get it back.
This is a petition to get The-N to show the "Accidents Will Happen" episode of Degrassi in the United States.
Hello, my name is Jillian and I'm here to fight for U.S. citizens that like to watch Degrassi. You've probably heard that The-N refuses to show the "Accidents May Happen" episode of Degrassi, but if you haven't it's an episode that involves Manny getting pregnant and then getting an abortion.
It's not fair that this television station does not allow this episode to be shown even though we U.S. citizens pay the cable bill every month for a full season of Degrassi. I think that The-N should either show the episode or put it out on DVD.
If you think this isn't fair please sign this petition. Thank you very much for listening to me and have a good day.
We, the citizens of Greenville and surrounding areas of South Carolina believe that all people should be treated equal no matter there sexual orientation. People of the same sex should be able enjoy the same benefits as people of opposite sex. Homosexuals should not be considered second class citizens be they are apart of this country as well as heterosexuals.
We are simple trying to defend there rights and the rights of others no one on this earth is entitled to judge anyone because all of us are the same.
Excerpted References: NYTimes.com Articles:
Op-Ed Columnist: Education Is No Protection on January 26, 2004 By BOB HERBERT:
"...The main objections came from a handful of protesters who stood outside in a brutally cold wind waving signs that said things like "Stop Sending Jobs Overseas" and "Put America Back to Work." No one paid them much attention.
The conference was titled "Offshore Outsourcing: Making the Journey Work for Your Corporation." Its goal was to bring executives up to speed on the hot new thing in corporate America, the shipment of higher-paying white-collar jobs to countries with eager, well-educated and much lower-paid workers.
... He said his firm had helped clients ship about a billion dollars' worth of projects offshore last year....
...You want a national security issue? Trust me, this threat to the long-term U.S. economy is a big one. Why it's not a thunderous issue in the presidential campaign is beyond me....
...We can grapple with this problem now, and try to develop workable solutions. Or we can ignore this fire in the basement of the national economy until it rages out of our control...."
(E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ...)
Also: NYTimes.com Article: News Analysis: New Patterns Restrict Hiring
on March 6, 2004 By LOUIS UCHITELLE:
"By almost every measure, the economy has been expanding at a healthy pace for six months. But the nation's employers remain stubbornly reluctant to add jobs in the United States.
Outsourcing abroad, particularly the shifting of work to China and India, so much in the news, is one reason hiring at home has been sparse...."
The following are general observations:
Our higher "cost to live" in America (versus those in most other countries)
is a "given burden" (for both natural born and those who acquire citizenship)
to live in America. It must certainly follow then that all working Americans
to have equivalent purchasing capability with citizens of other countries must be paid higher salaries. Other related topics needed for scrutiny are:
What is the tax loss to the U.S. on jobs given to foreign Nationals?
Who of the unemployed are not figured into the Labor Dept. unemployment
VOTE NO. Synthetic turf is extremely expensive to install and is warranteed for only 8 years. At a time of unprecedented statewide financial crisis, the proponents of installing synthetic turf at Highlands and Heather propose to:
(1) PUT SAN CARLOS DEEP IN DEBT;
(2) REQUIRE SAN CARLOS TO PAY NEARLY $400,000 IN INTEREST ALONE; AND
(3) SPEND ALL OF MEASURE G MONEY ON JUST ONE PROJECT, when dozens of other city projects such as a city swimming pool or upgrades to other parks go unfunded.
And who benefits at this extraordinary expense? A select group athletes- that's it. In fact, San Carlos Little League is also against this proposal as well as scores of citizens from all over San Carlos. VOTE NO.
The office of the President of the United States is the most powerful position on Earth, and the world and the American People in general, think that the position comes from an election by the people (citizens) of the United States, but in the 2000 election the world saw how the President of the United States could be elect by a minority vote of the people. But what the people don't know is that there are more than 4,000,000 United States Citizens who are disenfranchised, not because of treason or because they are felons or ex-felons but because they live in the Territories of the United States (USVI, Guam, The Northem Marianas and Puerto Rico).
It's really ironic that today many of those citizens are at war or have relatives in Irak fighting for their (the irakis) democracy and dont have even the right to elect their commander in chief as any other American Citizen.
This petition dont ask for a change from an electoral votes system to a direct vote system, this petition ask only for a fair inclusion of the Territories and the United States Citizens who live in those territories in to the present system.
If naturalized citizens or even US Citizens who live outside of the United States can vote for their Head Of State, why US Citizens who live in the territories that are after all under the US Flag can't vote for their Head of State?
March 24, 2004
This petition is in response to a growing concern that the Canadian government is merely paying lip service to the problem of terrorists and terrorist support/logistics in Canada.
In 1995 the then Prime Minister Jean Chretien personally intervened on behalf of a Canadian citizen, Ahmed Said Khadr who was being held in a Pakistani jail on charges relating to the bombing of the Egyptian Embassy in Islamabad. He had moved his family to Afghanistan and befriended Osama Bin Laden yet denied links to terror.
While living with Bin Laden in Afghanistan, they raised money in Canada amongst Muslims who were told they were aiding Afghan orphans. They had their sons trained in Al Qaeda camps to handle guns and explosives. They encouraged them to become martyrs for Islam, even suicide bombers. They nursed their hatred for Americans.
In 2001, in a grotesque family get together, they celebrated with "smiling, laughing" when Al Qaeda-comandeered jets slammed into the World Trade Center and other sites killing 3000 including 23 Canadians. Yet even today years after leaving Canada and five months after Ahmad was killed in a battle with Pakistani troops after being identified as an Al Qaeda founder and financier, his wife Maha finds her Canadian citizenship handy.
Incredibly, from Pakistan she is pressing Ottawa to issue her and her children new passports so they can roam the world armed with their extremist views. One son, Abdul Karim was paralyzed in the battle in Pakistan that killed his father; another, Abdullah, is in hiding in Pakistan; and a third, Omar is in the American detention centre in Cuba as an "enemy combatant" for killing a U.S. Army medic with a grenade. A Daughter, Zaynab, is with the mother.
"We are an Al Qaeda family", a fourth son, Abdurahman, flatly told the Canadian Broadcasting Corp.
He admitted to the Toronto Star he had been "lying to everyone up until this point" about his role in the saga. Upon his release from detention in Cuba, Abdurahman was flown to europe and released. He made his way to Pakistan where he contacted his Canadian relatives. They made an appeal to the Canadian government and once again a Canadian Prime Minister (this time Paul Martin) intervened and made a public statement that if Abdurahman made his way to a Canadian consulate, he would be "welcome" to return to Canada.
These repeated interventions by the Canadian government to help known terrorists holding Canadian citizenship is damaging the credibility of Canada as a nation that can be counted on in the war on terror. In addition these actions are needlessly advertising Canada has a gullible weak link to be exploited by terrorist groups wishing to operate unhindered here.
Thirdly it increases the risk to public safety and implants doubt in the minds of Canadians that the Canadian government is taking a proactive approach to preventing future terrorist attacks on Canadian soil.
The purpose of this petition is to have appointed Sheriff Jim Wilson immediately removed from office and allow the citizens choice of Sheriff to take immediate command of the Sheriff's Department. The department is in turmoil. Frivolous spending, very low morale, intimidation of employees, irresponsible changes and the 2005 budget are the main concerns.
Jim Wilson must be removed immediately to allow the newly elected Sheriff the opportunity to create the budget he will administer, not one created by Jim Wilson who does not have the communities best interest at heart. Jim Wilson states he is a public servant. If he is a true public servant, he will serve his public's desires of him not being in office and the new Sheriff installed. Jim Wilson can not offer any valid justification for remaining in office until January. It is strictly personal for Jim and not for the good of Williamson County. Jim must be removed immediately in order to prevent his further destruction of the Sheriff's Department, leaving a complete mess for the elected Sheriff to clean up. Please join us in sending a strong message to our County Judge, Commissioners and Jim Wilson.
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy is a long, never pain free, disableing disease. We need your support, and all the State of Tennessee, to help me, help others like myself who have (RSD).
Note the Proclamation of Governor Phil Bredesen, In A State Of Tennessee Proclamation, the following:
Whereas, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome(RSD)is an extremely painful neuromuscular disease which affects more than six million people in the United States; and
Whereas, RSD results from injury or trauma to a leg or an arm and can simultaneously affect the nerves, muscles, blood vessels, skin. joints and bonds in progressivly severe stages; and
Whereas estimates indicate that 5 percent of all injuries or trauma may result in progressively sever stages; and
Whereas,the cause and cure of this disorder are unknown, although RSD is treatable with prescripton drugs, physical therapy, occupational therapy and emotional therpy; and
Whereas, early detection and treatment are vital to preventing the diabling effects of RSD, which in its most severe stages can result in total dysfuction of an extremity and treatment can reduce the physical, the entair body; and
Whereas, with increased medical awareness and greater understanding of RSD, early detection and treatment can reduce the phsical, and emotional and financial effects on its victims, NOW THEREFORE,I Phil Bredesen, Governor of the State of Tennessee, do hereby proclam the month of September 2003, REFLEX SYMPATHETIC DYSTROPHY SYNDROME MONTH.
So in Tennessee, and encourage all citizens to join me in this worthy observance.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I hearunto set my hand and caused the official seal of the State of Tennessee to be affixed at Nashville in this 18th day of August 2003.
Being used by Margaret L. Downing, as stated by Governor Phil Bredesen.
In 1998, the United Nations finalized the Rome Statute for the International Criminal Court. The statute guarantees a court to deal with the most atrocious criminals on the planet: those who commit war crimes and crimes against humanity. Even recent events, such as the genocide killings in Rwanda, remind us of the importance of a standard, objective Court of Law. The International Court intends to assume jurisdiction only in countries that have ratified the treaty, and only for the most monstrous crimes. The Criminal Court is potentially the most important institution for human rights in half a century.
However, the United States of America have made it clear that they will not ratify the Rome Statute. In 2002, the United States government informed the United Nations that "the United States does not intend to become a party to the treaty." In fact, they are on a diplomatic mission to create impunity agreements for its nationals from the Criminal Court. Basically, these impunity agreements would prevent any United States national from facing the Criminal Court. It is unfair to give one nationality exemption from law which should be standard all over the world. It is neither the intention of the Court, nor the writers of this petition, to take away power or basic rights from United States citizens. Simply, the court was formed to provide equality under the law and this is impossible with the existence of impunity agreements.
The City of Dallas Texas Currently has a Dancehall Permit that allows Dancing until 2:00am and an Afterhours Permit that allows Dancing until 4:00am.
We The Citizens of Dallas Texas are petitioning the City of Dallas Texas, to extend the Dancehall Permits and After-hours Permits, in order to allow establishments, the ability to offer dancing 24 hours a day. We are also petitioning, the City of Dallas Texas, to allow any establishments, that were found to be in violation of operating without a Dancehall Permit and/or After-hours Permit, be allowed to acquire said permit(s), without prejudice.
The United States is being attacked economically by people who are here illegally. Under present law, they benefit from the provision of public services without contributing through the payment of taxes. They generally earn money working at jobs that are "off the books", obtain free medical services in hospital emergency rooms, drive vehicles without licenses or insurance, send their children to schools that they do not support through property taxes, and commit criminal offenses that are costly to our judicial system.
A resricted set of rights should be created for illegal aliens. Not only would a narrower set of rights aid in reducing costs to the tax payer, but it would permit us to better assist our fellow Americans who need assistance.
Restricted rights would also aid in the processing of suspected terrorists who were not U.S. citizens.
Palisade Town Government has denied the Palisade residents a recreation program. This year will be the second year in a row. Our children as well as our adult residents need to have a recreation program, our town is small and there is little to do to keep our children occupied. The citizens of Palisade need to speek up and get a Recreation program going in Palisade.
The cowardly heads on the United Nations Security Counsel threaten the stability of the Entire Middle East, as well as countless lives of the international coalition bent on rebuilding Iraq, by not supporting the rebuilding process. Not only will they not support any effort to help the coalition help the Iraqis, the UN sends the message to Iraqis and Arabs alike that the allies are the 'enemies'.
Behind this madness sits France, Germany, and Russia, who are bent on protecting there own hidden records of arms shipments to Iraq and lucrative oil deals, instead of doing the right thing. It no longer matters if you supported this war effort, the goal now is to bring peace and stability to the region, and route out the terrorists! The coalition needs help, help the UN won't give! Because of the cowardliness of the UN Security counsel, the following have happened;
2 November: 16 US soldiers die as Chinook helicopter downed
27 Oct: Red Cross and other buildings in Baghdad bombed, more than 30 killed
12 Oct: Baghdad Hotel bombed, six dead
9 Oct: Police station in Baghdad bombed, 10 killed
29 Aug: Mosque near Najaf bombed, dozens dead including Shia Islam's top cleric in Iraq
19 Aug: UN headquarters in Baghdad bombed, 23 killed including head of mission
7 Aug: Jordanian Embassy bombed, 14 killed
The UN was in Iraq for a short time, but withdrew after a Bombing at there headquarters! Remember that peace isn't free, and not let this situation be another Mogadishu! Let us convince the UN that helping Iraq is the right thing to do, which it Is!
Residential and commercial building has been plagued with a problem. Corporations and the government are not consulting with the residents and citizens before building such things as Nuclear Power Plants, raw Sewage plants, and highways righ on the front door of our homes. This petition is for the approval of a law that would make it possible to allow the local residents of whatever is being built vote and give feedback to the building comittee on how they feel about the specific building.
In response to the religious right's continued effort to prevent American's from accepting, respecting, and embracing all sexual identities.
We are a group of American Citizens who believe that people of all sexual orientations deserve the same rights, respect, and acceptance that straight citizens recieve from society. We are NOT a group of people pushing a 'gay agenda' but simply a mixture of straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered people, who have spiritual beliefs, and a belief that all of us are equal. We are attempting to inform others that homosexual people are not pedophiles, sex addicts, and predators. We know and support same sex couples who are in healthy commited relationships. Lastly, we believe that a person's sexual orientation in no way influences his or her ability to be a parent or leader to children.
107. Bar dress codes
As an avid bar-goer, I have had the displeasure of witnessing myself and other innocent citizens of Canada being rejected entry into licensed drinking establishments. As "free" people of Canada, we should be able to get legally intoxicated in any garments we please. Whether it be speedos, g-strings or daisy dukes. Please help us stop this severely inhumaine atrocity polluting our beautiful, beer-drenched country. Viva La Birra!!!
The Clay County, Florida County Commissioners want to impose a 10% tax increase on utilities ie: electric, water & Sewerage.
Vote "NO" on this Tax which will be detrimental to all the citizens of Clay County, Florida.
Dear Mr. Prime Minister,
We the undersigned, as the Iranian community of Canada and U.S. would like to express our thanks for your government's efforts in the case of Canadian journalist who was murdered in Iran, the Late Ms. Kazemi. We would like to remind your Excellency that it is greatly important for the Iranian community all across the world that the truth is known about the circumstances surrounding the arrest, torture and murder of Canadian journalist Ms. Kazemi in the hands of Islamic Republic officials. It is needless to say that Ms. Kazemi's case is just an example of what the government of Iran feels entitled to do to its current or former citizens.
Your Excellency, we demand the full protection of our rights under Canadian as well as International laws. The government of Iran must not be allowed to violate the basic human rights of its citizens, let alone the citizens of other countries and Canada. The international community and the Canadian government must make it clear to the government of the Islamic republic that they will not be allowed to get away with these violations.
Your Excellency, we demand that your government cut all ties with the Islamic republic should the government of Iran continue to refuse to send the body of Ms. Kazemi back to Canada for a fair and transparent investigation and continues to violate the rights of Iranian citizens. We would also like to express our full trust in the Canadian Criminal Courts and system. We would also like to express our support and appreciation of the Canadian Law enforcement in Vancouver British Colombia and let you know that the Iranian community resent the shameless allegations of the Islamic republic officials with regards to the tragic accident in Vancouver B.C.
About a week ago, skateboarding was pretty much banned from middletown, although i dont skateboard, there are many people who do. I think that skatebording and bikeriding are about the only things to do on weekends or school holidays, or even just after school with in walking distance of homes. I propose that middletown do something to encourage teens to get out and hang out with friends and family rather than be public disturbances or drug addicts.
The following people of middletown valley agree with me and would like to see something done to entertain the youth of our community.
This petition's goal is to add Eric G. Russell, DC, to the Blue Cross/Blue Shield Network allowing the residents of Commerce, TX the right to choose Dr. Russell for their Chiropractic care.
This peition is directed to Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Texas. Its goal is to add Eric G. Russell, DC, to the Blue Cross Blue Shield Network, allowing the citizens of Commerce, Texas the right to choose Dr. Russell for their Chiropractic care. Dr. Eric Russell is the husband of Dr. Yvonne Villanueva-Russell, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Texas A&M University-Commerce, and has opened a Chiropractic office, Beacon Chiropractic in Commerce, Texas. Dr. Russell has appealed the decision denying him inclusion as a participating provider within the Blue Cross/Blue Shield network since the recommended number of Chiropractors within a 75 mile driving radius of Commerce has been met. It is my desire as a Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Texas policy holder (Texas A&M University-Commerce, Commerce ISD and Zurn/Quest employees) to add Dr. Russell to the in-network provider list so that I may have freedom of choice concerning my healthcare providers.
THERE IS AN ON GOING HARASSMENT TAKING PLACE BY THE CARSON CA. SHERIFFS DEPT. AGAINST RECENT PAROLEES / CITIZENS.
EXCESSIVE CONTACT WITH NO PROBABLE CAUSE, FOR PULLING OVER, STOPPING THEM ON THE STREETS CALLING THEM OUT OF THEIR FRONT YARDS, AND EXCESSIVE DRIVING BYE THEIR RESIDENCES AND SHINNING SPOT LIGHTS THROUGH THE RESIDENCE WINDOWS AT ALL HOURS OF THE NIGHT.
THEY HARRASS, CUFF AND DETAIN CITIZENS/AND RECENT PAROLEES OF THE CARSON/DOMINGUEZ AREAS ON A REGULAR BASIS WHEN THEY ARE ENGAGED IN NORMAL DAILY ACTIVITIES THEREFORE MAKING IT DIFFICULT FOR CITIZENS/PAROLEES TO CARRY ON THEIR DAILY ROUTINES WITHOUT FEAR OF BEING DETAINED/CUFFED OR HARRASSED BY THE OFFICERS OF THE CARSON CA. SHERIFFS DEPT.
MANY RECENT PAROLEES HAVE NOT EVEN LASTED ON THE STREETS A WHOLE MONTH WITHOUT BEING ARRESTED ON CHARGES THAT NEVER HOLD UP IN COURT BUT NON THE LESS THEY HAVE HAD CONTACT WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT MAKING THEM IN VIOLATION OF THERE PAROLE,THEREFORE SENDING THEM BACK TO JAIL TO SERVE TIME FOR THAT. I DON'T BELIEVE THAT THIS LAW WAS QUITE SET UP THIS WAY AND FEEL AS THOUGH THERE IS A VIOLATION IN THE USE OF THIS LAW.
Petition to the Stamp Advisory Committee from the citizens of the Texas And the USA for the issuance of a Postage Stamp of Col. Juan N. Seguin in Honor of his contribution to Texas And its History. Col. Seguin fought to see all Texans free and Independent.
Congressman Gene Green of the 29th Congressional District of the United States House of Representatives, Washington, DC, has introduced legislation requesting that the United States Postal Service [USPS] recognize Col. Juan Nepomuceno Seguin with the issuance of a postage stamp in his honor. As requested by Angel and Linda Seguin Garcia in 1998, Col. Juan N. Seguin strongly believed in the freedoms that we enjoy today. He was fair-minded, just, and fought for basic human rights for all people despite risk of imprisonment or death. He was one of the key leaders in the Texas War for Independence.
As territorial governor of Texas from July 1834 to February 1835, he protested the dismantling of the Mexican Republic by General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, and was the first to sound the alarm in response to these tryrannical actions. He renounced Gen. Santa Anna's overturning of the Republican Constitution of 1834 which had granted all citizens and subjects of Mexico their basic human rights.
Ok , maybe Ban is a strong and unconstitutional word, so how about Mock Folks who wave the US Flag at US citizens whom they disagree with.
I have seen it over and over again, where ever people gather to Protest for or against war in Iraq, many pro-war protesters wave the flag AT the anti-war Protesters.
These Morons need to be handed a copy of the Constitution - The Anti-war Protesters are behaving like AMERICANS exerting their Freedoms of Thought , Speech, and Assembly. You may publically disagree with them ,but, You need to stop moronically and insultingly waving their own flag at them. How many Iraqi's you want to kill is not the benchmark for Patriotism.
This Land Is your Land , This Land Is My Land... This Land was made for You and ME.
WE THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, BELIEVE IN OUR CONSTITUTION, WE BELIEVE THAT OUR GOVERNMENT AS PRESCRIBED IS ONE BY THE PEOPLE, FOR THE PEOPLE AND OF THE PEOPLE. GEORGE W. BUSH, IS NOT ADHERING NOR LISTENING TO THE VOICE OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. GEORGE W. BUSH, HAS VIOLATED THE WAR POWERS ACT, BY STATING HE WILL INITIATE WAR, BYPASSING CONGRESS WHO HAS THE ONLY AUTHORITY TO DO THIS.
GEORGE W. BUSH, IS RESPONSIBLE BY ACTIONS OF SENDING OUR ECONOMY DOWNWARD, SPENDING MONEY ON TAX CUTS FOR THE RICH, WHICH WILL NOT HELP OUR ECONOMY, PUTTING THE UNITED STATES DEEPER IN DEBT.
GEORGE W. BUSH HAS NOT SENT THE MILITARY POWER TO AFGHANISTAN TO LOCATE OSAMA BIN LADEN AND THE ELQUAIDA WHO ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR 9-11 TRAGEDY AND ATTACK ON OUR COUNTRY. INSTEAD ALL THE POWERS ARE BEING SENT FOR WAR WITH IRAQ WHO IS NOT IMPOSING AN IMMENANT RISK. GEORGE W. BUSH IS RESPONSIBLE FOR CITIZENS NOT ONLY IN THE UNITED STATES BUT OTHER COUNTRIES AS WELL TO PROTEST HIS ACTIONS IN THE IRAQ MATTER. IT IS NOT IN THE BEST INTEREST OF THE CITIZENS OF THE UNITED STATES TO RETAIN GEORGE W. BUSH AS OUR PRESIDENT, FOR CREATING MORE HATRED FOR AMERICANS AROUND THE WORLD AND NOT LISTENING TO HIS OWN AMERICAN PEOPLE.
One thousand people die each each year from car accidents caused by people distracted on cell phones. Outlawing the use of handheld cell phones while driving would greatly reduce this number. THis law has already been passed in New York, so it would be wonderful if North Carolina could be the next state to pass such a law.
Save Millions from Death & Poverty in Iraq & preserve the Liberties of the Free World.
In the aftermath of various terrorist attacks worldwide including attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon and the Bali bombings, we implore the leaders of the United States and the Free world to ensure that justice be served by protecting the innocent citizens of all nations all over the world.
We demand that the leaders of the Free world and the President of the United States maintain the human rights and liberties of all world citizens, promote the civil liberties of all U.S. citizens, and guarantee that attacks on the principles and freedoms of the United Nations Members including the United States will not succeed.
We encourage a thorough investigation of terrorist events before any retaliation.
We call for PEACE and JUSTICE so that Millions in Iraq will be saved from Death & Poverty.
Beautify Modesto is a group founded with the mission to improve the physical appearance and general quality of life of Modesto, CA. This group is organizing volunteers, community leaders, business leaders, and elected officials to co-operate in making Modesto a more attractive place to live. This petition and its list of supporters will be submitted to the city council and may also appear in the local newspaper.
This petition is to request investigations on the misconduct of Police Officers in the Sand Springs Police Department. Several Police Officers are harassing, assaulting, stealing and conducting many other actions of misconduct. This petition will request an investigation into the actions of Police Officers in Sand Springs. It is time to clean the system, so that the Sand Springs citizens are being served by honest, law conducting, and professional Police Officers. Thank you for your concern and support.
This petition is to ban high technology transfer to Europe and to treat the EU as one sensitive country.