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1. Call For Solidarity for Real Chicano/Latino Studies at MSU

Within the past decade, great strides have been made in Chicano/Latino Studies at MSU. Some of the successes include:

A specialization in Chicano/Latino Studies was created for the first time, open to all students of the university to gain exposure and expertise in Chicano/Latino scholarship;

A unique mentoring program was developed, led by students for students, as a way to strengthen community and promote Chicano culture on-campus. Over 200 students have participated in the Chicano/Latino Fellows program since its inception;

A space for Chicano/Latino Studies was created, expanding from a one-room to a visible six-room office on-campus to support student social and academic activities;

A stand alone Ph.D. program in Chicano/Latino Studies was created, the first in the Midwest and only the second in existence nationwide;

An intellectual community of undergraduate students, graduate students, and core faculty committed to Chicano/Latino Studies has emerged, engaged in word and action to social justice and collective empowerment.

These accomplishments of the past decade, preceded by at least twenty years of struggle by Chicano students at Michigan State, are significant for at least two reasons:

First, there is now a greater institutional presence of Chicano/Latino Studies within the university;

Second and most importantly, these accomplishments reflect an intentional process by the former Director of Chicano/Latino Studies, Dr. Theresa Meléndez, to engage in principles of collective decision-making and mutual respect, whereby students and core faculty alike had a voice in the direction of the program.

For all of these reasons and more, it is unfortunate to have to come to you now and express that Chicano/Latino Studies is facing a crisis.

The demise of the program began after the appointment of Dr. Sheila Contreras as the new Director of Chicano/Latino Studies in the Fall of 2008. With the support and encouragement of MSU's administration, Dr. Contreras has single-handedly undermined the last 10 years of hard work and collective effort, primarily by refusing to listen to the voices of the undergraduate and graduate students. Dr. Contreras has even been unresponsive to concerns raised by core faculty members since her appointment, her own colleagues in Chicano/Latino Studies.

After being unsuccessful in attempting to share our concerns directly with Dr. Contreras, the Real Chicano/Latino Studies (RCLS) was formed in the spring of 2009 as a symbolic expression of opposition to the direction and current leadership of the program. Subsequent attempts to share our concerns were taken to the Dean of the College of Social Science, where the program is housed, and after no resolution, to the Provost of the University. Despite the concerns repeatedly raised by the majority of all involved directly in the program, the administration of the University has ignored them and continued to support the Director.

We are, thus, writing you today, asking for your help!

CONTACT PRESIDENT LOU ANA SIMON and demand that Michigan State honors the students’ request for new principled leadership in Chicano/Latino Studies. President Simon can be contacted by EMAIL at presmail@msu.edu and laksimon@msu.edu, or by PHONE at 517.355.6560. If you email, you can copy the State News at opinion@statenews.edu.

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2. hana kimi japan season 2

We all know that the Manga series created by Hisaya Nakajo is very popular, that's why Fuji Tv and CTS created a television series of this famous manga series.

Actually I know that the television series aired were very much watched in different countries and places. And now I am asking for your kind consideration to create a season 2 of both series.

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3. Waltham Tea Gardens Planning Appeal

To appeal against to refused planning permission which was turned down as the development would adversely affect the amenities enjoyed by nearby residents, and thus the character of the surrounding area, as a result of the additional activity created outside the building, particularly in the evenings and at weekends.

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4. Radio Control Track Needs to be Maintained

The City of Aurora Parks Department created a track for Rc car hobbiest, located inside of the Wheel Park. Since it was created, there has been hundreds of people a year that comes and uses it.

There has been Hobby Specialty Shops created around this track. Since then no one has keep up with the maitnece of the track, the dirt is terrible, we have found everything from cement blocks, PCV piping 36 inches long, steel bars, and enough rocks to create another park.

People are breaking their expensive vehicils on these items, and the track is relatively small.

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5. Goosebumps all seasons on DVD

Some of your favorite goosebumps books were created in to a tv show by R.L. Stine in the 90's.

It showcased many great episodes such as THE HAUNTED MASK, THE HAUNTED MASK 2, and THE WEREWOLF OF FEVER SWAMP.

But if you want all 74 episodes aired on the tv to be on DVD then sign this petition.

Goodluck to all!

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6. Removal of No Parking Signs on Woodhaven

January 26, 2006

This petition is here to remove the no parking signs on Woodhaven Circle.

The reason for this petition is in response to the amount of parking currently available. There is hardly a sufficient amount of parking spaces for the number of tenants that reside in the Jacob Heights Townhouse Development. This parking issue causes a number of problems for the tenants that live in the Jacob Heights Townhouses along with residents of Mankato that don't live there.

The first problem created from these no parking signs is resident parking. The problem arises due to the fact that there are four tenants living in each unit in Jacob Heights. There is no possible parking configuration utilizing the garage and driveway that will allow any single tenant to leave at anytime. This is the first reason why parking on Woodhaven is requested. A lot of the residents living here are college students.

Everyone has busy class and work schedules and being blocked in your driveway by a roommate not home is not a valid excuse for a professor or employer. The second major problem created from the no parking signs on Woodhaven is in regards to visitors and guests. If all tenants are home there are no available parking spots nearby for guests. This makes is very difficult to meet with friends, family, coworkers, and classmates in the Jacob Heights Development.

There are currently 42 units in the Jacob Heights Townhouse Development. There is also an additional 24 units under construction. This means that the current problem is only going to get worse unless the city of Mankato does something about it. Enclosed is a list of Mankato residents who all agree with the complaints stated above. The residents of Mankato demand action. There are obviously plenty of solutions to the current dilemma.

If authorized parking signs are required for the public street of Woodhaven Circle then possibly permit only signs could replace the no parking signs. Another solution is to build another public parking lot across from the Jacob Heights Townhouses.

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7. Stop AOL from displaying banner ads on Paying Members Journals

November 16, 2005

Not only has AOL been disrespecting it's PAYING customers by taking features such as AIM and Journals and GIVING IT AWAY FOR FREE, they have further begun selling, trading, sharing and/or giving away ad space and displaying the ads in the form of banner ads atop PAYING AOL members Personal Journals, without thought or regard as to whether the Person who created the Journal supports the banner even being there, nor if she or she is in agreement with the ad.

PAYING AOL members respectfully wish AOL to IMEDIATELY REMOVE the banner ads from Paid member Journals.

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8. Warner Brothers: Let John Patrick Evans Audition for The Joker!

This petition was created by me, John Patrick Evans, as part of my campaign to screen test for the role of Joker in the upcoming 'Batman Begins' sequel.

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9. Make MapleStory Cost Money

Congrats to the creaters of MapleStory, the best free RPG game out there. But why make a game free when it could cost money? You'd still have the same amount of players but they'd just have to pay a few bucks a month. You deserve it, look at the game you have created.

Best of Luck counting your cash,
Anonymous

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10. Support the Federal Marriage Admendment

The nation is clearly founded upon Christian principles and beliefs. Why turn away from the principles that has so clearly defined and has blessed our nation?

The Bible clearly states, "God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth" (Genesis 1:27-28), and "Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh" (Genesis 2:24). Clearly there is no place in God's plan for homosexual marriage, and it will doom this country to God's judgment should we continue to flout His law in such an important matter. Marriage between one man and one woman has been the foundation of stable society for centuries, and we as a nation cannot afford to erode any further foundations of the country.

We ask for you to immediately do all that you can to pass a Federal Marriage Amendment to the Constitution that preserves the sanctity of marriage in America and forever prohibits the perversion of homosexual marriage.

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11. Put Drunk Drivers who kill in jail!

Are you tired of seeing drunk drivers who kill get too little time in jail? If you are I have created a bill that will put drunks away for a much longer time.

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12. Restrict Constitutional Rights to U.S. Citizens Only

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.

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13. Save Fudgie The Whale!!!!!!

The save fudgie the whale petition is trying to fund the Carvel ice cream company wich is probably going to out of buisness soon. If so, The greatest icecream cake ever created will be lost forever because Mr. Carvel never told anyone the secret recipe. He died last year and the secret was lost. The fudigie's you see in stores were made six to eight years ago and have been in the freezer. If this petition is not funded, fudgie will be lost forever.

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14. Holy Bible in every American school

1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
1:2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the
waters.
1:3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
1:4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
1:5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.
1:6 And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.
1:7 And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament:
and it was so.
1:8 And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.
1:9 And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.
1:10 And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good.
1:11 And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself,
upon the earth: and it was so.
1:12 And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind:
and God saw that it was good.
1:13 And the evening and the morning were the third day.
1:14 And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for
seasons, and for days, and years:
1:15 And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.
1:16 And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.
1:17 And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth,
1:18 And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.
1:19 And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.
1:20 And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open
firmament of heaven.
1:21 And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every
winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
1:22 And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.
1:23 And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.
1:24 And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and
it was so.
1:25 And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind:
and God saw that it was good.
1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of
the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
1:28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over
the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
1:29 And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the
fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.
1:30 And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have
given every green herb for meat: and it was so.
1:31 And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

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15. Justice for William Jonathan Mayo

William Jonathan Mayo has been incarcerated for almost (11) eleven years for a crime he did not commit. I know what you are thinking, "All prisoners claim they are innocent". I will admit to have said that myself. But the more I learned about Mr. Mayo's background, trial and sentence, I began to do something I would have never thought I would ever do, "Help a man in prison fight for his freedom".

On September 25, 2002, John Walsh (America's Most Wanted) aired a show called "When False Accusations Put You Behind Bars". This was aired on his new talk show called The John Walsh Show. William Mayo appeared on that show via satellite from a prison in Georgia. I listened to John Walsh as he raised questions about William's trial. There is strong evidence that the system didn't work and William received a bum deal Mr. Walsh stated. Mr. Walsh also couldn't understand Mr. Mayo's outrages sentence of two life sentences plus forty years for armed robbery even when there was no deaths or injuries in the crime and William Mayo had a clean criminal background.

This is how I became interested and concerned about a man I didn't even know. The two co-defendants have admitted guilt and took a plea bargain with the Prosecutor for a much lesser sentence of 20 years. Since the trial they have both come forward to testify twice in court that they lied about Mr. Mayo's involvement and have stated: "William Mayo had nothing to do with their crime", I believe without a doubt, HE IS INNOCENT!

Please take the time to visit a web-site created on behalf of William Jonathan Mayo by his supporters and please sign his petition because he should not have to suffer another day for something he did not do.

Our Criminal Justice System was created to protect us, but who protects us from our Criminal Justice System?

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16. Justice for William Mayo

William Jonathan Mayo has been incarcerated for almost (11) eleven years for a crime he did not commit. I know what you are thinking, "All prisoners claim they are innocent". I will admit to have said that myself. But the more I learned about Mr. Mayo's background, trial and sentence, I began to do something I would have never thought I would ever do, "Help a man in prison fight for his freedom".

On September 25, 2002, John Walsh (America's Most Wanted) aired a show called "When False Accusations Put You Behind Bars". This was aired on his new talk show called The John Walsh Show. William Mayo appeared on that show via satellite from a prison in Georgia. I listened to John Walsh as he raised questions about William's trial. There is strong evidence that the system didn't work and William received a bum deal Mr. Walsh stated. Mr. Walsh also couldn't understand Mr. Mayo's outrages sentence of two life sentences plus forty years for armed robbery even when there was no deaths or injuries in the crime and William Mayo had a clean criminal background.

This is how I became interested and concerned about a man I didn't even know. The two co-defendants have admitted guilt and took a plea bargain with the Prosecutor for a much lesser sentence of 20 years. Since the trial they have both come forward to testify twice in court that they lied about Mr. Mayo's involvement and have stated: "William Mayo had nothing to do with their crime", I believe without a doubt, HE IS INNOCENT!

Please take the time to visit a web-site created on behalf of William Jonathan Mayo by his supporters and please sign his petition because he should not have to suffer another day for something he did not do.

Our Criminal Justice System was created to protect us, but who protects us from our Criminal Justice System?

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17. The "transorD should shave his beard" petition

Shadows of Namek moderator and all round Fatherly figure transorD has a problem. It is a problem that he fails to listen to despite the overwhelming sentiment felt towards it. It's his beard, or as we the SoN inclined have called it 'The Unholy Mask of D' Hence, this petition was created with one purposes - to get transorD to shave.

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18. The "Good Shows" Petition to Nickelodeon

Over the years, it seems Nickelodeon has become more and more corrupted. It all started in 1993 when their smash hit game show Double Dare was cancelled. Then, 2 other popular Nick shows, Ren & Stimpy and Rocko's Modern Life, were cancelled. Big mistakes. Then, Nickelodeon greatly redeemed itself by premiering Spongebob Squarepants and Rocket Power in August of 1999. Later, in March 2001, Nick redeemd itself even more by premiering Invader Zim, one of Nickelodeon's most popular TV shows, which was cancelled in January of 2002. Huge mistake. Let's back up for a second. In November 2001, Nickelodeon premiered probably its worst show ever created: Butt-Ugly Martians. Later, in August 2002, Nickelodeon premiered its Slam block, featuring Speed Racer, Invader Zim, Butt-Ugly Martians, and Robot Wars. Later on, in September, Nickelodeon pre-empted Zim and Butt-Ugly Martians for another really bad show called Super Duper Sumos. I practically gagged. What's even worse is that they also pre-empted Robot Wars for a second episode of Speed Racer. Big mistake. So I created this petition because I'm fed up with Nickelodeon cancelling quality shows and replacing them with really bad stuff. By signing this petition, you (and no, you don't have to agree to all of these conditions to sign this petition. Just a couple):

1. Want the classics back on the air.

2. Want Invader Zim brought back from cancellation with new episodes.

3. Want Butt-Ugly Martians removed from the airwaves.

4. Want Super Duper Sumos removed from the airwaves.

5. Want new episodes of Spongebob Squarepants.

6. Want new episodes of Rocket Power.

7. Want Robot Wars back on the air.

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19. The Front Line Revolution - preserve and restore the culture of hip hop

This petition was designed to preserve and restore the culture of hip hop, which has been bastardized and virtually destroyed as we know it by money-hungry record companies and various music professionals. These individuals have marketed and promoted music to the masses of people who have been brainwashed to buy this low-quality music. A revolution has been created to bring hip hop back to the essence of its culture.

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20. Ebay must lower fees

I've used ebay for years, I've seen THEM become richer and richer as the sellers get poorer and poorer. I have created this petition in an attempt to get the fees lowered.

Ebay has continually raised cost to list items on there auctions, they have created stores, bought out billpoint and paypal. They are obviously making more money off of our sales than we are. We the small sellers are loosing moneys, please lower fees or we will be looking to move elsewhere.

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21. NFL Fever 2003 for PC

Microsoft has once again left NFL Fever out of the list of games to be created on PC. NFL Fever 2000 (the only one to be released on PC) was great. It was much better than EA's Madden NFL. Even now NFL Fever 2000 is much better than Madden NFL 2002. Microsoft created NFL Fever 2002 for the X-Box only and now they are planning a NFL Fever 2003 for X-Box only. The PC gamers made this title popular to begin with and the game should stay with PC gamers.

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22. NO BOTS ON MSN

Msn Created Chats. All have bots in them. With bots you can not say anything you want and cannot cuss or anything. There should be no bots!

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23. Ban Landmines Now!

Landmines were created to slow-down large-scale enemy advancement in war, but in reality, 80% of estimated casualties are innocent civilians. In 1997 the International Campaign to Ban Landmines put the mine ban treaty into effect. This treaty bans the use, production, and transfer of antipersonnel landmines and has been ratified by 112 countries and signed by 139.

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24. Disband RUC

The Royal Ulster Constabulary has murdered, intimidated, and done just about everything imaginable to the innocent nationalists/republicans in Ireland. We demand that they be disbanded so that a completely impartial, equal, and untainted force can be created. The oath and name needs to be changed, the style and design of the uniforms need to be changed, and the procedures need to be changed.

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25. Abolish The Federal Reserve System

It's a simple fact that those who control the money control the country. People in the United States have been led to believe that because the Federal Reserve has the word "federal" in it, that it is some how part of the United States Government. It is not nor has it ever been. The Federal Reserve System has accepted every man, woman and child's property as collateral for the National Debt. The I.R.S. was created to service the Federal Reserve.

Unless we the people begin to control our paper currency system we will never have a real choice of who runs this country. We will always be given the choices before us provided by the international bankers. Our taxes will always be heavy
and that's how they maintain control. If the U. S. Government Printed U.S. Treasury notes and distributed what it created, the Control of this Country would return to the People. The money you make would be yours. Mom could stay home with the kids. Your jobs wouldn't be leaving for Mexico.

The Root of what's wrong with America is its money system and who controls it. On C-span when this subject comes up congressmen always stands up and defend this system and that's because they are cowards. That's because the Federal Reserve System does have the power to make or break us.

The American people need that power back. That is what freedom is all about.

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Update: Nov. 2010 (GoPetition Admin has posted this relevant video to foster discussion about the issues raised by this petition.)

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