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تؤثر الألعاب التي تشبه الأسلحة في زيادة العنف في المجتمع وتساهم في إنحراف الأطفال والصبيان بإتجاه الفظاظة والشدة وتشجع على إختيار السلاح كحل أساسي لمشاكلهم في حياتهم. ومن المهم التوقف عن تشجبع إستخدام هذه الألعاب ومنع إستيرادها و تداولها بشكل قاطع من المجتمع والحكومة
As you all know Marriage equality has been a much debated topic and there has been much talk on whether or not is should be legalzied in Australia.
Well we say yes, we have come so far as a nation so why stop here by discriminating against people for their gender which is an extrememely old fashioned ideaology?
Petition for an American Student Bill of Rights:
Students in the United States are blessed to have legal rights, freedoms and protections. These include constitutional, civil, contract, consumer rights and rights specific to higher education. They are scattered, however, through a number of legal documents and court decisions making it hard for students to find them.
Please sign this petition for the creation of a National Student Bill of Rights which clearly states what rights exist to protect students and how they are applied in institutions of higher education.
DO NOT JUST RECOMMEND THIS PETITION, SIGN IT!
It doesn't matter which country you live in or where you are from, please, show your support. Press the sign petition button at the bottom of the page. You have nothing to lose and students have everything to gain.
Baner Tywysogaeth Gwynedd oedd baner y Pedwar Llew yn wreiddiol ond yn dilyn cwymp y Dywysogaeth yn 1283, mabwysiadwyd y faner, yn wreiddiol, gan Owain Llaw Goch ac yna gan Owain Glyndŵr. Roedd y ddau yn ddisgynyddion i dywysogion Gwynedd gyda'r hawl i fabwysiadu'r faner. Newidiwyd y llewod i fod yn rhai 'rampiant' gan Owain Llaw Goch ac yna defnyddiwyd y fersiwn yna o'r faner gan Owain Glyndŵr yn ystod ei Rhyfel fawr Dros Annibyniaeth.
O dan y faner yma bu Cymru'n annibynnol o tua 1403 hyd at tua 1410 a gan mai baner Harri Tudur oedd un y ddraig goch ar gefndir gwyrdd a gwyn, wedi ei hatgyfodi yn 1958, rydym, fel gwladgarwyr, ond yn cydnabod baner y Pedwar Llew Rampiant fel gwir faner genedlaethol Cymru a gan fod cynlluniau ar y gweill gan David Cameron a Llywodraeth Lloegr i osod Jac yr Undeb ar drwyddedau gyrru ym Mhrydain, rydym yn mynnu ein hawliau dinesig i gael Pedwar Llew Rampiant Tywysog Owain Glyndŵr ar drwyddedau gyrru yng Nghymru.
The Four Lions Rampant was, originally, the Four Lions Passive flag of The Royal House of Gwynedd in Snowdonia, North Wales. Following the fall of the Royal House of Gwynedd, it was adoped by the rightful heir, the great warrior Prince, Owain Glyndŵr during his war of Independence 1400 - 1421ish and the 'passive lions' were changed into 'rampant lions' to illustrate that the Cymru (Welsh) were up in arms.
Under this flag, Cymru (Wales) was independent between 1403 - 1410ish and, as the red dragon on a green and white background was the standard of Henry Tudor King of England and was only resurrected in 1958, we as Welsh patriots only recognise the Four Lions Rampant as the true flag of Cymru and as plans are being drawn up by David Cameron to have the Union flag or Crest to appear on "British" driving licences, we demand our civil right to have the Four Lion Rampant flag of the Cymric people's Prince, Prince Owain Glyndŵr on Cymric (Welsh) driving licences.
“Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal."
~The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr
With the NDAA's indefinite detainment without due process clause, (meaning legally, the Federal Government can arrest anyone for anything at any time secretly) It is time to recognize that Mississippians could lose their right to a fair trial.
With new bills being introduced to take away our first amendment rights, we should be worried about the consequences of disagreeing with any legal policies the government wants to implement.
If there is a suspected terrorist or protester, they should have the right to a fair trial by a jury of their peers to determine if their actions were illegal, and to determine the extent of punishment under law.
TO THE HONOURABLE THE SPEAKER AND MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
The petition of certain representatives of a ‘minority ethnic Latin American community’
Draws to the attention of the House:
The Minister for Immigration discretionary power under s499 of the Migration Act 1958 and the Ministerial guidelines for unique and exceptional circumstances created under this section of the Act.
The community expectation that the Minister for Immigration will comply with this provision of the Migration Act 1958 without breaches to the ‘hearing rule’.
IT IS SUBMITTED that the Minister decision stating ‘it would not be in the public interest to intervene’, was derived from a ‘flawed assessment’ on the Applicant’s case (CLF2011/85543). The Minister ‘ignored’ to consider the applicant’s brother who is resident of Australia. Therefore, lack of ‘procedural fairness’ is a clear breach to the ‘hearing rule’. The decision must be declared invalid due to an ‘administrative error’.
IT IS SUBMITTED that the Judiciary system of Australia has not jurisdiction to review such decision. The Applicant’s brother and family members resulted aggrieved. The Applicant previously applied for Protection visa, if returned to Colombia his life would be in high risk of danger which will bring psychological consequences to his brother.
HARD COPY OF THIS EXACT TEXT CAN BE FOUND AT www.kaURna.webs.com I encourage all Australian residents to download the PDF hardcopy, collect a few signatures (no address needed) and return as per the PDF. There is NO citizenship requirements to sign the hardcopy or electronic petition, however Australia's Parliament won't accept the electronic format, only hardcopy.
The intent to to stop enforced segregation of harms which could take a victim their entire adult life or well over 30 years to progress through the civil courts or otherwise logistically impossible for one person to deal with.
Stalking and assault and torture and surgery without legal authority are all unlawful in Australia, they all carry the potential of lengthy penal sentencing under criminal law, however Australian legislation has one huge loophole that forces a victim of these crimes to prosecute each single incident separately under civil or common law (state) or human rights treaties (federal or High court). That is if you are stalked by say 20 persons and police refuse to investigate each one and each of the 20 individuals assault you in separate incidents you have to prosecute each separately as unconnected events despite evidence that strongly suggests they are connected as one crime. Unlike the treatment of defamation, there is no allowance to deem multiple assaults as one stalking event that generates many incidents.
Point TWO (2):
The intent is to remove the expectation that only an "expert" is be legally entitled to define the existence of a foreign item a radiology film. Presently you must have a signed letter from a medical practitioner to say you have a hatchet poking out of your head if you want it removed, that is to say in the event that you do have a hatchet poking out of your head which you also want removed.
Jane is being stalked by many persons, most are strangers to her or persons she knows but is unaware they are the stalkers. The stalkers have caused Jane to be considerably surgically raped the evidence is in radiology diagnostic film funded by Medicare Australia between 2005 and 2010 inclusive. The film has been falsely interpreted on paper omitting to describe foreign items inside Jane that are very clearly seen in the film. The stalkers have falsely defamed Jane. The question of did the surgical rape of defamation come first is insignificant in the presence of the fact that both are considerably criminal, more so if there was premeditation and where both exist concurrently and begun around the same period of time then clearly there was premeditation.
The "choice" to investigate or not investigate a crime is removed as an option for a law enforcement official. That Federal police refuse to investigate these crimes against the Commonwealth of Australia then there is clear evidence that police are amongst the stalkers. Police should seen in legislation in a different light from the rest of us insomuch as they should have less room for error as they have more trust. Police should never be allowed to refuse to investigate any crime. It should not be up to police to choose what crime they want to investigate because that leaves individual police department "law enforcement" "public officials" open to be contracted by any third party as tools of stalkers. Under the present system of Australia police governance career criminals must presently be employed as senior police and aspiring cadets and everywhere in-between. Law enforcement officers are not necessarily police officers.
No land-line telephone number should be allowed to be blocked - as a society of humans who are defined as the superior race on earth because we are able to speak then we MUST all have full confidence in the ability to identify a person we encounter through verbal communication. If someone wants to preserve their telephone privacy they can call on a public phone. In these days of technology awareness rampant identity theft and sophisticated electronic crimes and the expectation that all government public officials must be accountable under statute, public official anonymity is totally unacceptable.
In 2011 just about every commonwealth of Australia department land-line telephone has it's number blocked from the persons they are calling, they expect you to divulge personal information under these circumstances.
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."
9. PA Equality
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."
A once proud and thriving cultural development venue, the Lawrence Street Recreation Center has been neglected by the city for years.
While municipal projects went forward elsewhere, our African-American families stood to lose generations of tradition with activities already diminished by the lack of appropriate funding where it is needed most.
Swimming is not only fun, but also a safety skill that disproportionately affects African-Americans from a history that needs no clarification. It is time for Lawrence Street Recreation Center to be re-developed with a full set of amenities of a first class, indoor facility.
We realize that Lawrence Street recreational facility is vital to all citizens of Marietta regardless of race or color, even though it is the African American community that has sought to initiate this endeavor, all are welcome to join.
Note: Cullen Jones, was only the second African-American to ever win a swimming gold medal even though black people are less than 1% of the competitive swimmers. It can't change by closing pools and closing opportunities in our own neighborhoods.
Sign this petition and tell the city that we are not only going to be counted in the Census, but also in our local government on every issue from now on, starting with this one.
Save our Pride. Save our Pool.
In Australia, there’s a morning show called Sunrise. It’s a pop vox piece with news, current affairs, and very hack journalism. Normally it’s harmless, but today they had a special on ’school bullying’, I listened with interest, having suffered at the hands of bullies, and even at times become one myself, it’s an interesting aspect of growing up that people tend to overlook as far as an emotional and psychological developmental factor in life.
I thought their piece was cute, and as always they ran their usual implementing social justice using their huge fan list and a petition, up until I heard the advert they’re running to promote their campaign. This time they’ve gone too far.
They wish to urge the Australian government to appoint an independent regulator for social media sites. No. Sunrise, no. You will get signatures and support from idiots who don’t realise the danger of what you are suggesting. I am sure that Facebook, Myspace, or Twitter as corporations will lose all respect for our molly coddled nation, with our notorious breach of civil liberties as far as Stephen Conroy’s conjob of the ‘great firewall of australia’ as the government intends to censor our net, or the fact our government do not feel our citizens are old or mature enough to decide on their own entertainment with video games and a lack of R18+ (therefore if a game isn’t suitable for 15 year olds it’s banned) but having our government go to these corporations and say “Sup guise, we want this net nanny to sit on your boards or we’re packing up our toys and going home.” is just ridiculous.
Sunrise needs to google “net neutrality” and get in touch with the people it’s attempting to represent in an ad hoc fashion and appreciate that whilst they will always get a ground swell of bleeding heart viewers, they can, and in this instance have, overstepped the mark. We are not a dictatorship, and our Government interferes with the average citizens life far more than it should in any democratic culture in this nation as it is.
We are witnessing yet another incident of a legal indictment for Milena Ivanova, a Bulgarian national, an EU citizen. Her adventure gives ground for our concern over abuse of power and violation of human rights and liberties practiced by the State. Therefore it is of utmost importance for citizens to have a sense of duty to defend the rights and liberties of all people visiting or living in our Country.
THE CASE IS THIS
In 2002, Milena was tried in court because her working visa had expired and she hadn’t been registered for a health card. She was sentenced to 30 days in prison with parole. She was tried again in 2006, in absentia, under the same indictment and thus her sentence rose to 10 months in prison, a 1500 euro fine. The court ordered for her deportation in 2009 when she returned to Greece where she was to be arrested by the police. She resorted to any remedies, but the court ignored her legally justified claims, this resulting in her arrest, detention and impending judicial deportation.
is a case of violation of the Rights of Man, as she was tried in court and sentenced twice for the same offense.
The legal ground for the "crime" of illegal entry into Greece from Bulgaria is now null and void, since Bulgaria has become a member of the European Union!
The above incident of violation of the rights of a working student, a citizen of the European Union, raises high concerns for the State’s abuse of power, in a period of time that such incidents of state arbitrariness and violation of the rights of immigrants tend to multiply as a result of the declared government dogma of “Zero Tolerance”.
Τις τελευταίες μέρες υπήρξαμε μάρτυρες ενός ακόμη περιστατικού που οδήγησε στη δικαστική περιπέτεια μια βουλγάρα υπήκοο, πολίτης της Ευρωπαϊκής Ένωσης.
Η περιπέτειά της υποδηλώνει τις αυξανόμενες λογικές καταστολής και συρρίκνωσης των ατομικών και κοινωνικών δικαιωμάτων και ελευθεριών και μεγαλώνει τις υποχρεώσεις και τα καθήκοντα των πολιτών για την υπεράσπιση των δικαιωμάτων και ελευθεριών όσων ζουν σ’ αυτό τον τόπο.
Δεν μπορεί να δικάζεται εργαζόμενη το 2002 γιατί είχε λήξει η Άδεια Διαμονής της και δεν είχε βιβλιάριο υγείας. Να καταδικάζεται σε 30 μέρες φυλακή, μετατρέψιμη, το 2006 να ξαναδικάζεται ερήμην για τα ίδια αδικήματα σε 10 μήνες φυλάκιση και 1500 ευρώ χρηματική ποινή και να διατάσσεται η δικαστική της απέλαση και το 2009 όταν επιστρέφει στην Ελλάδα να συλλαμβάνεται από την Αστυνομία με σκοπό να απελαθεί. Να καταφεύγει στο δικαστήριο και να απορρίπτονται οι δίκαιοι ισχυρισμοί της με αποτέλεσμα την κράτησής της και την δικαστική της απέλαση.
Πρόκειται για κρούσμα αυθαιρεσίας και αναίρεσης κάθε έννοιας κράτους δικαίου η καταδίκη ενός ανθρώπου δυο φορές για την ίδια πράξη.
Το «αδίκημα» της παράνομης εισόδου στην Ελλάδα δε στέκει πλέον, αφού η Βουλγαρία είναι ήδη μέλος της Ευρωπαϊκής Ένωσης.
Το παραπάνω ιστορικό καταπάτησης της ελευθερίας και των δικαιωμάτων μιας εργαζόμενης φοιτήτριας, υπηκόου της Ευρωπαϊκής Ένωσης, μας ανησυχεί ιδιαίτερα αυτήν την περίοδο που πολλαπλασιάζονται τα κρούσματα κρατικής αυθαιρεσίας και καταστολής των δικαιωμάτων των μεταναστών, στα πλαίσια της διακηρυγμένης, άνωθεν, μηδενικής ανοχής.
13. The Revolution
From time to time, even in a government as great as the United States of America, our government must be reminded that its power lies with the people. The government is a machine driven by the people and guided by the constitution, in order to ensure the inalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. When government no longer represents or protects the rights of the people, it must be reformed. As long as it is within our power to change it, we the people can not stand by under the tyranny of government. The election process is the greatest weapon we have, as a people, to influence the direction of the government. We must unite, across the lines that divide us, to form a more perfect union.
We the undersigned, call on members of congress to vote against the nomination of judges who legislate from the bench and to immediately begin sponsoring and cosponsoring legislation to:
• Repeal the large spending bills, pork and earmarks, which threaten the financial security of this country.
• Protect and ensure every right recognized by the first ten amendments of the United States Constitution.
• Reduce the powers of the President and the federal government
• Return the powers of the state that are recognized by the tenth amendment to the United States constitution.
• Protect traditional marriage and the rights of parents.
• Protect the inalienable right of all human beings, born and preborn, to life.
Elvették a nyugodt életvitelhez, pihenéshez való jogunkat, és ezt MI zuglóiak nem tűrhetjük tovább!
A repülőgépek 150-300 méterre mennek el a házak fölött, rendkívül nagy zajt okozva. Ennek értéke 70-80 decibel, időnként akár 113 decibeles zajhatás is érheti a lakókat , mely káros hatással bír az emberi szervezet vízháztartására, továbbá a káros gázok okozta légszennyezés, például nitrogénoxid is sújtja az itt élőket! Az alacsonyan repülő gépek életveszélyes helyzetet is teremtenek, mivel háromszáz méteres magasság alatt korrekciós lehetőségük minimális lesz.
A vonatkozó jogszabályokat sajnos nem tartják be. Nincs kohézió a jogszabályok között, hiányzik az ellenőrzés, a számonkérés, a szankcionálás sem működik.
Követeljük, hogy -- minimumként -- a meglévő jogszabályokat tartsák be. Nem tartják be az éjszakai repülési tilalmat, illetve a munkaszüneti napokon meglévő repülési tilalmat.
On August 11,2007, Robert LaPointe from Medway, Massachusetts was involved in a boating accident on Long Lake in Harrison, Maine, resulting in 2 deaths. The circumstances of the accident were that the boat, black in color, containing the 2 people killed was moored at night and was proven during the trial that there were no working lights on the boat.
The jury did not convict Rob of the manslaughter or reckless conduct charges, but did believe that his blood alcohol content of .11 could have contributed to poor judgement. He was given the maximum sentence of 5 years, 3.5 to be served with 1.5 years of probation of which he has served 15 months. He has settled the civil suit with the families involved and delivered a sincere and heartfelt apology for this tragic accident.
The city of Henderson has recently added a new chapter banning teenage dancehalls, nightclubs and other matters relating thereto where as the addition of such places has shown a decrease in teen violence, drug use, and other matters surrounding young people by giving them a safe environment to socialize and dance.
Illinois has stood as a beacon for fair and equal treatment under the law for every citizen since its inception.
I believe all Illinois couples and families deserve basic civil equality, regardless of sexual orientation.
As such, I support passage of the Illinois Religious Freedom and Civil Union Act (HB 1826) and urge the Illinois legislature to vote for its enactment into law.
Some 1,000 people each day are killed by small arms, including 250 in conflict areas. A growing number of these victims are located in majority-Muslim nations and territories like Somalia, Iraq, and Palestine.
The new MAASAT initiative of MAS Freedom-(Muslim Alliance Against Small Arms Trafficking) proposes a multi-dimensional program to educate Muslims about the dangers of small arms used in conflicts and criminal activities, and mobilize these Muslims for positive action in our communities, and to impact national and international policies related to the production, transshipment, and use of these weapons.
Several counties in the state of Vermont provide an exemption on taxes to town governments once a Veteran reaches a disability rating of 50% or greater. (32 V.S.A. § 3802 (11) )
However each year the disabled Veteran must go into a local government office and certify that they are still qualified for this benefit. This is where I feel the problem is, if paperwork becomes "lost" that Veteran loses. The veteran faces potential discrimination from government officials who "doubt" paperwork.
It is time to stop asking our Disabled Veterans to fight! Our country sent them off to war. Even if you don’t agree with the war (who does) PLEASE HELP ME TELL MY STATE TO STOP ASKING ITS VETERANS TO FIGHT!!!
I know first hand the difficulties facing our disabled Veterans in the state of Vermont. My husband is one, and we are currently fighting our town on the exemption issue. Our town Collection Agent refused to discuss the exemption issue with us when she was first presented my husband's paperwork. She questioned why it did not detail his medical issues. I refused to give her private medical information. Since then our town has claimed no attempt has ever been made to get this benefit and of course they can not find the paperwork we have provided. I contacted each of my Senators and Rep for my county, out of 13 only 2 would speak with me.
It is shocking but this type of discrimination (my personal opinion) happens everyday to many Veterans. It is our elected officials who sent these young men and women off to war and it is their responsibility to ensure fair, legal, ethical, and just treatment is provided.
This should apply even if they voted no for the war, even if it was a predecessor who made the vote .... they now hold the responsibility! The voters provided this benefit and if the elected officials will not honor this law what is next?! What group will find themselves facing the same discrimination?
Brad Will, aka William Bradley Roland, an American citizen and journalist associated with Indymedia New York, was shot and killed in Oaxaca.
Chief Louis Cavallo
Lt. James Fondo, Executive Officer
701 SW 71 Avenue
North Lauderdale FL 33068
PROFESSIONAL COMPLIANCE (INTERNAL AFFAIRS) 321-1100
3521 W BROWARD BLVD., SUITE 101
FORT LADUERDALE, FLORIDA
The Police Complaint Center
1220 L Street N.W. Suite 100-164
Washington, DC, 20005
2061 North Dixie Highway
Pompano Beach, FL 33060
Dear Chief Louis Cavallo,
As a concerned resident of North Lauderdale, I am writing about the problem of racial profiling. Some officers stop motorists based solely on their race or ethnicity, thus violating their civil rights. I urge you to take action now to address this problem in our community by deciding to have your force voluntarily collect racial data at all stops of citizens.
Recently, I have been stopped by one of your officers, in fact on numerous occasions for no apparent reason. Maybe because I am an African American college student that drives a 2004 black Honda or maybe I look and fit the description of a young African American female that sells drugs in the community. Whatever the reason may be I do not appreciate being interrogated by your officers at not probable cause.
The most recent experienced happened on October 25, 2006. I was parked at my friends house, ready to exit my car, while office Perez blocked my car and began to ask me questions that were so inappropriate and uncalled for. He told me he could take me to jail for not wearing my glasses, mind you I was parked and getting ready to exit my car, when I saw him approach my window. He later asked me if the vehicle I was driving belonged to me and made smart remarks to my friend as she was getting in my car.
I find all this to be out of line. This is not the first time I had to go through this with one of your undercover officers. Their conduct is not appropriate and definitely it is not professional. I am asking that you take this matter seriously and speak to the officers in your department because the next step in this matter will be a civil law suit. I will also be forwarding this letter to the NAACP, Internal Affairs, The Police Complaint Center and the local news department. I also have a petition in progress.
Stephanie St. Cloud
May 9, 2006
Wichita Public Schools operates its schools under an agreement forged with the former department of Health, Education and Welfare and currently overseen by the Office for Civil Rights.
To comply with Title IV and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, USD 259 adopted and continue to implement strategies that eliminate racially segregated schools.
The district has determined an Assigned Attendance Area that encompasses Adams, Buckner Performing Arts Magnet, Spaght Accelerated Magnet Academy and Isely Traditional Magnet, L'Ouverture Computer Technology Magnet, Mueller and Washington Elementary Schools. African American students bused outside the AAA are assigned to schools based on home or childcare address for all grade levels.
March 28, 2006
Rosa Parks, the mother of the civil right movement should be celebrated at one of the Holidays in the USA.
Since it is a conflict of interest to have another holiday, I would like to see her name written in the calendar as unobserved holiday. But this will beat the meaning of writing to you. I would really like to see her remembered. Since there are so many holidays in a year already, I would like to see her remembered as a civil right leader.
How could this be done? I researched about it and one of the ways to do it is the model of how the President Day came about. It has come to talk about, President Abraham Lincoln, the civil right leader. He is being observed along with President George Washington and then the rest of the Presidents.
With this, it seems appropriate that Martin Luther King Jr., the third Monday in January, to be Civil Right Day. On this date, we can remember all the civil right fighters that made this country great as it is. Everyone of this country that has actively spoken and supported Freedom should be recognized on this date. Let this country stand and let it stand as a wholesome peacemaker country. Let no Freedom Fighter be left behind.
To all free people of this country, let us stand and make this happen. Let us remember Rosa Parks, and the rest of the freedom fighters.
March 15, 2006
In 1987, the Center for Creative Leadership concluded that women as a group are kept from advancing not because of their individual abilities but because they are women.
Some people think the glass ceiling from 1987 still exists, others think it has been shattered, and yet others think it is more a plastic ceiling; that you can never really break through, as in being taken seriously, but you can advance.
Female athletes don't sign the multi-million dollar contracts men do,
In American factories in the 19th century, men got paid $3 and women got paid $1 a week for the same hours.
On March 7th, 1860, women workers at a shoe factory in Lynn, Massachusetts, went on strike, and wages rose that April.
NOW (National Organization of Women) was formed in 1960, one of its goals being equal pay for the same job.
In 1964, congress passed a civil rights amendment originally intended to gain the equality of black people.
o A senator from Virginia added "sex" to race, color and religion so it would look ridiculous and not pass.
o This addition was what made it pass, and under the amendment came the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Many employers exercise "tokenism." This is when an employer will hire women (etc.), in a number that the hiring of them is merely symbolic. This creates on-the-surface, but not true, integration.
Where tokenism or integration isn't present, women mainly work in pink-collar ghettos.
o In service occupations, 7 million men and 10 million women.
o In elementary and high schools, 1.5 million men and 3.5 million women.
o As doctors, 715,000 men and 245,000 women, yet as nurses and lab technicians, 403,000 men and 2.4 million women.
In 1997, Patty Abramson founded the Women's Growth Capital Fund to help women start their own business. However, out of 1,200 high risk business loans, only 30 were owned by women.
Women seeking executive jobs know that companies like Reebok (executives are 44% women) will be the best to join.
Out of 830 executives in the fortune 500 companies, 5 are women.
The glass ceiling keeps women in pink-collar ghettos too. It affects women in non-traditional unskilled labor jobs.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, full-time working women receive 75-77 cents for every $1 earned by a full-time working man.
Female university professors earn $6,500 less a year than male university professors.
According to a worker at a consulting firm named "Pam," women are usually hired as assistants while males are usually hired as associates. Associates generally earn more money that assistants, which makes it seem fair.
In the WNBA, stars earn $50,000 a year, while in the NBA stars can earn $20 million a year.
Three quarters of women work in pick-collar ghettos with lower pay. These women are "firmly entrenched;" not receiving pension or life insurance in addition to being paid lower or being hired part-time or temporarily and being paid minimum wage.
o Good News for Working Women: More and better jobs in nearly every employment field; less discrimination in the mere hiring.
o Bad News for Working Women: What they find after being hired and while working. Fewer benefits, lower pay and slower promotions as compared to men.
The toughest challenge can be balancing work and family. Women, stereotypically, have more family responsibility than men, so pursuing a career while having children can be seen as greedy for the woman, but not the man. Some women even quit their jobs to spend more time with their children.
Many women face prejudice in jobs that require physical strength. Women may also face prejudice because they are assumed to be mentally weak, due to the assumptions that they are caring, kind and loving.
There is just overall negativity against women that carries its way into the workplace. Men are called leaders, women are called bossy. While women are no less likely to get angry than men, the way women express anger is seen as too emotional, while the same behavior is perfectly acceptable for a man. (Banging a fist on the table while screaming).
The glass ceiling has not become a cement ceiling. More women are breaking into traditionally male dominated jobs. Women receive perks and promotions and in some cases, in record numbers.
The glass ceiling has not been shattered either. Tokenism is prominent in the hiring of women in traditionally male dominated fields. They are promoted slowly and seldom, they struggle to balance home and family, they do not receive equal pay for equal work, they are stuck in pink collar ghettos, they earn three quarters of what men earn.
Thirty or forty years ago, the wage gap was excused as being a result of equal merit. Now, women have all but caught up with men in education and the Equal Pay Act of 1963 and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act have only helped them, but the pay gap has persisted. The reason for this is sex based discrimination.
The time has come for you to act now and make a forceful statement of your support to the historic transformation in U.S. - India relations. We are witnessing a shifting of paradigms, and you can play a critical role at this juncture when the entire world is watching the outcome of the civil nuclear agreement between the U.S. and India.
You can act and make a difference. A difference that will be remembered by generations to come. Or you can choose to do nothing.
President Bush's visit to India has brought the story of India to the fore of global attention like never before, and opponents of enlightened U.S. - Indian interests are out in force and trying to change the opinions of individual Congressmen and Senators. We cannot afford to let them scuttle the visionary path of U.S. - India relations. Those who oppose the civil nuclear deal oppose the rise and development of India.
We urge you to act. We urge you to act by signing the following petition to U.S. Congress.
The U.S. and India have resolved to progress on civil nuclear power cooperation between the two countries on March 2, 2006, during President Bush's visit to India. This agreement requires certain laws to be changed and amended in the U.S. Congress, for which the Bush administration will soon approach the Congress. The Congress has to give its approval to the deal. By signing this petition you will convey to the Congress that you strongly support this deal.
USINPAC has been working in support of civil nuclear cooperation since its beginning stages, including meeting with key Members of Congress in both the House and Senate, and also senior officials from India, in support of this cooperation. By signing this petition you will add significantly to U.S. - India relations.
December 17, 2005
An American Hindu family living in a rural Village in Western New York State is appealing a Court Injunction banning their Family Cow.
The Village allows a Commercial Beef farm to operate across the Street from the family's home.
The Local Courts have reufused to address the First Amendment issues, saying the case has nothing to do with Religion. The Judge did not give the family a chance to testify at their trial.
The family wants to keep a cow and her calf on their 14 1/2 acre Village property in order to demonstrate humane and responsible care of cows and to promote vegetarianism, sustainable agriculture and locally grown food as the first steps towards a socially responsible diet.
They advocate Ahimsa (non-violence) and work to promote peace, gratitude and mercy in human society; all of which are symbolized by the cow in their religion.
Although the practice of protecting cows is unique to Hinduism, the principles of responsible and humane treatment of cows represents the Free Speech interests of a broad spectrum of Americans concerned with animal rights, vegetarianism, sustainable agriculture and nonviolence, (Ahimsa).
The Village of Angelica does not forbid farm animals and other residents keep cows, goats, sheep and chickens for commercial purposes and as pets.
Please sign the petition to the US Commission on Civil Rights and let them know the US Courts should give serious consideration to cases involving Free Speech and Religious Expression.
October 27, 2005
The Canadian government's proposed legislation to tap public communication is totally unnecessary. The idea is to make communication companies install wiretaps to allow the government to eavesdrop on phone and internet conversations. This bill was named "Lawful Access", and must be stopped.
Prime Minister Paul Martin has stated that the plan is to keep tabs on known or just-released criminals, but if the access is at that high of a level (arguably the highest in Canada) the way that the information is actually used and what is done with it would not be known to the public, or anyone else except who is doing it, especially if this is across the entire country.
The proposed anti-terror legislation is contrary to our civil rights. Regardless of the fact if you had something to hide or not, would you want even your next door neighbour, or a close friend or family member possibly listening in on every phone call you make and reading every e-mail or instant message you send or reveive? Probably not.
I personally do not want some anonymous "Big Brother" figure perusing over my personal and private correspondances, but if PM Paul Martin and Deputy Prime Minister Anne McLellan get their way it will become reality.
The main point is not to actually monitor the population, but make them understand that they COULD be monitored. This was employed famously in Germany during World War II. Remember the Gestapo? This is exactly the same type of tactic Hitler used to keep his citizens in line. Why was it wrong when Hitler did this to Germany, but in Canada of all places it's deemed acceptable? Is this what our Veterans died for?
This e-petition is meant to bring about more concise regulation to the field of selling American Civil War artifacts upon the internet auction site E-Bay.
It is our belief that recent sales of fraudulent civil war artifacts on this internet auction site has largely increased due to not only unscrupulous individuals but also the lack of enforcement of the regulations set forth by the E-Bay Corporation. To prevent the future increase of such fraudulent activity the undersigned are petitioning E-Bay to review their current company policies/procedures and bring about change within that will reduce the likelihood of the continuation of such activity.
Many novice collectors have been introduced to this field of collecting and upon making a purchase from this well known and trusted internet site only to find that they have paid for a fake and/or fantasy civil war artifact listed within the E-Bay category of "original". The misrepresentation and sale of such items without consequence devalues the market place for authentic pieces and encourages the fraudulent seller activity that continues today. Numerous other fields of collecting, such as numismatics and philately, have had the same task that is placed before us.
It is the belief of the undersigned that this e-petition will create E-Bay awareness to the problem at hand. Yet the main goal is to encourage E-Bay to investigate the activity mentioned above and make internal revisions to discourage the future selling of fraudulent material in this area of our American heritage.
Politicians around the world are currently infringing upon civil and human rights introducing stricter penalties for civil crimes. While they continually use more and more complex methods to exaggerate truths and tell lies. We call upon all government and multi-lateral bodies to introduce strict penalties for lies or exaggerations in these forums, with personal liability.
Mentally challanged girl's civil rights to see family.
Bonnie Ditmyer is a 26 yr old mentally challanged girl. She is not allowed to see her halfbrother and halfsister even though she wants to. We are taking this petition to the American Civil Liberties Union to force her guardian into letting Bonnie see them.