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I have decided to update the more "civil" petition here,
so that all can view the signatures. Please use your real names/screen names, that is what wil get the job done. Not fictional ones. Thanks. -SirBrad
Dec 28, 2005
This is a petition for the owners of Penguin Magic to remove a few extremely immature, and mentally challenged 'so called moderators' who are continuing to make the Penguin forums a place of misery for all members.
These incompetent, and mentally handicapped kiddies are only concerned about getting off daily from their alleged power trips, by locking, editing, and deleting topics that do not even need edited. They also continue to torture all the members with their prepubescent mentalities, and the spelling and Grammar that would make a pre-school student look like a college graduate.
The main mods in question are, bravesaint, wiggy191, and jak. AKA: 'The three stooges.' These three morons are probably the most stupid idiots that I personally have ever seen attempt to type on an internet forum, let alone try to moderate. bravesaint is the alleged leader of the retard squad, the others simply follow suit. bravesaint, an inane, incoherent moron who claims to do magic professionally full-time, yet somehow manages to be on forums 24/7 locking/deleting/editing topics, thus throwing in his last nonsensical, and extremely poor/kiddie like last jabs.
This so called full-time professional also still lives at home with his dad. What torture that must be for that poor guy. But getting back to the point at hand, as it is entirely too easy, and time consuming to list brave's faults, and failures in life, please vote to have these preposterous, and asinine forum losers demoted as soon as possible. They are specifically the main reason why many great members have left the forums, and why all those same members will never buy another product from Penguin again while they are still in their very poorly appointed positions of 'moderator.'
These lame-brained, senseless, and introverted misfits make Penguin look bad every single day by their so called "representation," and even though they most likely could not live their pathetic lives anymore after a demotion, as their lives solely depend on being looked upon as an 'authority figure' by 10 year olds, especially bravesaint, I am afraid this decision is for the betterment of literally thousands upon thousands of members, and the putrid stench of these three morons has lingered on long enough.
So I ask that you please sign the petition, and vote to eliminate the scum of Penguin town, so that it may then continue to grow and prosper as a magic discussion forum in general, and actually influence members to participate, not have scum tell them to "just leave." Because let's face it, when they do leave they will also be taking their wallets, and their parent's credit cards with them also. So actually these mentally defective nitwits are costing Penguin a lot of money by remaining mods, and causing everyone else A LOT of unnecessary grief.
So please vote, and hopefully the admins will finally see the light and demote these ignoramus, nincompoops as soon as possible, and finally realize what a very poor decision it was long ago to even appoint such lowlifes as mods in the first place, as they have been told now for about 3 years. Then we can all get back to posting positively, and constructively as usual, and without fear of our posts being edited by a few prepubescent, power happy, authority wannabes, who are actually too stupid to ever have any real authority in life. Thank you. Petition Creator - Sirbrad
The current property Manager should be removed for Incompetent and Unfair decision-making against legitimate tenants of the 220 Mobile Estates Family Park property, in Oceanside California.
Said property manager has engaged in unfair/unjust decision-making and incompetency.
August 02, 2005
Family Affairs has been axed after more than eight years, it was announced today.
Five's flagship soap, which was the first to air five days a week, will disappear from our screens at the end of the year after 2250 episodes.
Five's Director of Programmes, Dan Chambers, commented: "I'd like to thank every single member of the cast and crew of Family Affairs, and talkbackTHAMES, for their tremendous hard work and creativity over the last eight years.
"This was a very difficult decision to make but we felt the series had come to the end of its natural lifespan and the time was right to try something new.
"We remain committed to original drama and will be using the budget allocated to Family Affairs to fund a range of programming including several new prime-time drama projects and scripted comedy."
Lorraine Heggessey, CEO of talkbackTHAMES who produce the soap, said: "I respect the decision and understand the reasons behind it. However, I'm disappointed as I felt we had bright new plans for the show including some strong new actors.
"We have several drama projects in development with a variety of broadcasters and I'm looking forward to building upon our reputation and ability to produce award-winning drama."
Head of Drama Johnathan Young added: "My thanks go to everyone at Family Affairs for all their hard work and dedication. There's a lot to be proud of - Family Affairs has told controversial stories with power and integrity and was the first soap to go five nights a week, which is no mean feat.
"I know there will be many disappointed by the news but we must move forward and I'm excited about working with Five on new projects."
The final episode will air in December.
This Petition has been started in an effort to stop the closure of RMIT University's Bundoora East Campus at the end of 2006.
The decision to close the Campus was reached by the Executive Committee of the CS&IT School on Wednesday, 20th July 2005.
On Thursday, 21 July 2005 the following email was sent to students:
"Dear Bundoora Campus Students
Yesterday, the Executive Committee of the CS&IT School made a decision to stop all intake of students into our programs at Bundoora East Campus with the aim of vacating all of our offices at Bundoora by the end of 2006.
This decision was not taken lightly and the Executive Committee realises this decision will have an adverse impact on many of you. The main reason that has led to this decision is that the School has been operating below critical mass at the Bundoora East Campus for some years now. We do not see any major changes occurring in the near future to alter this. The School is therefore unable to provide you with the range of services we consider so vital throughout the duration of your studies. To continue indefinitely with a lack of critical mass is not desirable nor conducive to a quality teaching and learning experience.
Thus, the Executive has decided to concentrate the School's energies into strengthening its teaching and learning activities at the City Campus. Also, yesterday the Teaching Committee of CS&IT decided to continue the C&IT program, but transfer it to the City campus, i.e. the first year courses for this program will be offered at the City Campus in 2006, while second and third year courses will continue at Bundoora for 2006.
Professor Heiko Schroder
Head of School
School of Computer Science & IT
UPDATE: August 3, 2005.
SCHAPELLE Corby has been dealt another shattering blow, with three Balinese judges shutting down her reopened drugs trial and refusing to grant her Indonesian lawyers more time to find new witnesses.
Corby's defence team must now lodge a new appeal and ask for a time extension from the Bali High Court, to keep alive her hopes of freedom.
May 27, 2005: Schapelle Corby has received a 20-year jail term after being found guilty of importing marijuana - sparking fury among her family in court.
Judges also fined Corby 100 million rupiah ($A13,875).
Her lawyers immediately said they would appeal and prosecutors are set to follow suit, having sought a life sentence.
Corby had earlier begun weeping and rocking back-and-forth on her chair after learning that the judges have found the charges against her as proven - one step below guilt under Indonesian law - before Chief Judge Linton Sirait announced the verdict.
The 27-year-old looked stunned as the verdict was translated for her, but turned around to urge her family to stop their shouting.
She then hugged lawyer Lily Lupis while members of the gallery voiced their outrage.
"Twenty years?," said Corby, who was standing to hear the verdict from chief judge Linton Sirait.
She immediately turned to distressed mother Roseleigh Rose and appeared to shout: "Mum it's OK".
As the courtroom descended into chaos, Corby then hugged her interpreter and pushed through police to get to her mother and father Michael Corby.
AdvertisementShe kissed other members of her family and was then led away by police through a crush of media to a waiting vehicle, which rushed her back to Kerobokan prison.
Corby backer, Gold Coast businessman Ron Bakir, said she would appeal.
"This is a massive injustice," he told reporters, crying.
"I'm speechless, I'm speechless I really am, I really don't know what more we could have done.
"We just have to keep fighting - that's all we can do."
Ms Lubis said the appeal process had already begun, but added of her client: "She will not survive."
Corby, 27, faced the death penalty if convicted of importing a narcotic, a maximum of life imprisonment for transiting a drug, and a maximum of 10 years' jail for possession.
Wearing a black silk blouse and pink pants, she had been half-carried into the court by about 10 Indonesian police officers.
The panel of three judges finalised its decision days ago, with one local paper speculating that a 15-year jail term would be announced for the 27-year-old.
Jano Gibson writes: On appeal, the case will go before the High Court, which has 150 days to make a decision.
Both teams can appeal its decision taking the case to the Supreme Court, which will have 170 days to determine whether Ms Corby is innocent or guilty.
As you might know, the CBS Television Network has decided to cancel the beloved TV show - "Joan of Arcadia". And so this petition was created to prevent this mistake!
WE NEED YOUR HELP!
Other than signing this petition please write to CBS, They count one letter as the equivilant of a lot of people watching. You can send a letter to:
CBS Television Network
51 West 52nd Street
New York, NY 10019
Or you can send them an e-mail through this link: http://www.cbs.com/info/user_services/fb_global_form.shtml
Or even call them although writing a letter is more powerful: (212) 975-4321
*** COMMENT! - To all of the people that are signing this petition - please write your real E-mail address so when we will send this petition they could see that it's authentic!
The powers that be have decided to eliminate the position of a much needed staff member. The ramifications of such a move have the potential to seriously impair the functioning of our institution.
This decision not only affects the staff of URI/ASFCCE personally but professionally. Mr. Lewis plays a vital role in maintaining productivity at URI/ASFCCE. He is essentially a lifeline to the majority of employees in this building. On a daily basis, he is called upon for assistance with a myriad information technology concerns, questions, and crises.
He is currently one of two members of the IT department that work here on a full-time basis. With all the problems (viruses, software issues, etc.) that arise through our reliance upon technology, one person alone cannot be expected to bear the burden of such things alone. In this day and age, productivity depends on technology.
The reality of a modern workplace is that operations come to a grinding to a halt when access to technology is somehow unavailable. The repercussions of eliminating Mr. Lewis as a full-time employee are sure to be felt by not only those on the Providence campus, but the entire URI community.
Monash Primary School is a small state school located adjacent to Monash University on Samada street in Notting Hill, Melbourne. It has a warm atmosphere and country feel.
In May 2005 Monash Primary School consulted with parents on a decision to close the school due to low enrolments. There has been no community consultation or information sharing! Closing the school will affect the future of the local children, the character of the suburb, the residents that use its open space and their land values if there is a shift in demographics.
The decision as to whether or not to close Monash Primary should not solely be in the hands of the school's council. A petition has been generated to draw the attention of the Education Department to the lack of consultation from the community.
This petition has been written in an effort to convince the Milton City Council that their poor decision not to accept the offer from the Van Buren School Board (to acquire the school building & sell it to an individual)has an adverse affect on the community, alumni and City of Milton.
The Building is in very good condition and will cost an exorbitant amount to tear down and haul away. Concerned citizens and alumni have shown overwhelming suport in keeping the building for use as a meeting place, community center and place of business which would better the community and also attract tourism, etc.
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The first amendment: " Congress shall make now laws prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances."
Two court cases will be held before the supreme court to hear the ruling and to make a decision on the rules of publicly displaying the Ten Commandments.
The large Texas cases took form in 2002 when a homeless atheist man named Thomas Van Orden passed by the monument, which sits next to the American Flag, American Eagle, and other religious symbols subscribed by Judaism, Christianity and Islam, and charged it of being an unconstitutional establishment of religion. The federal district court rejected his argument, ruling the state's reasons for placing the monument were clearly secular. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit also upheld the decision in 2003, and Van Orden appealed the decision to the Supreme Court.
The out come of this case will inevitably change the way the Christian religion is held in this country. The ruling of making the ten commandments illegal to have in government buildings will trickle down to it being illegal to having them displayed anywhere in public. This will most likely lead to crosses being taken down off the sides of churches and the ultimate concealment of the whole Christian faith! This clearly violates the first amendment the courts are saying the ruling would be supporting.
Please help justice prevail in this court and help protect ALL religions in this great nation we reside in. Please take time to sign this petition and put forth an effort to keep the Ten Commandments in view of all onlookers.
21st Jan. 2005:
THANKS TO ALL FANS FOR THEIR SUPPORT BUT I HAVE TO INFORM YOU THAT TODAY WITH THEIR PRESS CONFERENCE, QUEEN OFFICIALLY ANNOUCE THEIR TOUR AND OFFICIALLY SAYS THAT JOHN DEACON HAS CURRENTLY RETIRED FROM THE STAGE.
THIS PETITION AND ALL MESSAGES RELATED WERE ALREADY SENT TO THE OFFICIAL FAN CLUB (queenworld.com) AND MAYBE MR DEACON KNOWS ABOUT THIS ALSO IF HE DECIDED AGAINST THE TOUR.
OK JOHN WE ALL REALLY RESPECT YOUR DECISION, WE STILL LOVE AND ADMIRE YOU SO MUCH, ENJOY YOURSELF AND TAKE CARE!
WITH MY REGRET, THE PETITION, MY FRIENDS, HAS OFFICIALLY CLOSED.
Brian May (the guitarist) and Roger Taylor (the Drummer) from QUEEN (with Paul Rodgers) will be on tour in the next Spring: we all Queen fans around the world WANT that also Mr John Deacon (the bass player) partecipate to this tour and PLAY LIVE WITH BRIAN AND ROGER!
PLEASE JOHN!! WE MISS YOU!
In 1946 a promise was made by Congress to the coal miners, as a direct result of the sweat and blood of generations of coal miners whose toil carried this Nation through war and peace, through the Industrial and the Technological Revolutions.
A promise of cradle to grave health care that manifested itself into the 1992 Coal Act. And a promise made in 1977 to coalfield citizens and communities as a result of the ravages of past abuses, and on the souls of the 118 individuals who perished in 1972 at Buffalo Creek in Logan County, West Virginia.
A promise to reclaim their devastated landscapes, to return their land to productive uses, and to protect their health and safety that is part and parcel of the landmark Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act.
The Abandoned Mine Reclamation Program has been a success. Unlike the Superfund, this program has a track record of real, on-the-ground progress in restoring lands and eliminating health and safety threats. And since 1992, through the transfer of just the interest which accrues to the Abandoned Mine Reclamation Fund to the Combined Benefit Fund, it has provided health care for tens of thousands of elderly retired coal miners whose former employers can no longer be identified.
The nexus is there. The welfare of abandoned miners and of reclaiming abandoned mines, you see, go hand in hand. To date, the promise has been kept.
Yet, in June of 2005 the fees assessed on the coal industry which finances this effort expire.
If legislation is passed it will keep the promise to some 50,000 retired coal miners that their health care will continue uninterrupted.
Recently the passage of such legislation has shown dire importance, especially in the states of Kentucky, West Virginia and Illinois where On Aug. 31, 2004 in Lexington, KY, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge William Howard finalized the decision allowing Horizon Natural Resources to file bankruptcy, thus voiding union contracts providing health care coverage for nearly 3,000 employees, including 2,300 retirees -- many of whom suffer from black lung as a result of their working years at Horizon. For many of these miners their only hope for health care coverage will be the passage of such legislation.
I urge you and your constituents to move promptly and vote for the passage legislation that would KEEP THE PROMISE TO THE COAL MINERS and to fully understand that thousands of coal miners and retirees futures are hanging in the balance of your decision.
Coal miners and their families, along with countless others who support those miners, will use this issue to evaluate your commitment to working families in America. I await your prompt response.
Sept. 30 could be the beginning of economic doom for our coal producing states if Congress does not take action to extend a federal program that mining reclamation supports 45,000 retired miners benefits.
The Abandoned Mine Land, or AML, is a program created in 1977, when it passed the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act.
Under the program, coal operators pay 35 cents tax per ton of surface-mined coal and 15 cents per ton of underground-mined coal. The money is used to clean up coal mines that were abandoned before 1977.
If that happens, thousands of abandoned mine sites mostly in West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Kentucky would go unreclaimed.
Currently the AML is languishing on capital hill and set to expire at the end of September
Without congressional action, the coal tax that funds mine cleanups would expire Sept. 30.
As a result, more than $2 billion worth of high-priority coal reclamation will remain unreclaimed, leaving millions of people who live, work and recreate in the nation's coalfields to continue to be exposed to the many dangers these areas represent.
Tax payers of coal producing states could be forced to pay for the clean-up, instead of the coal operators. The state is already in a budget crisis and paying for this would sink the Bluegrass in to a much deeper deficit - one that potentially we would never find our way out of.
Lawmakers and Interior's Office of Surface Mining have showed great humanitarianism by allowing AML money to fund infrastructure projects like health-care benefits (UMWA Orphan Funds) for retired miners who have fallen between the cracks by coal corporation bankruptcies.
On Aug. 31 in Lexington, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge William Howard finalized the decision allowing Horizon Natural Resources to file bankruptcy, thus voiding union contracts providing health care coverage for nearly 3,000 employees, including 2,300 retirees -- many of whom suffer from black lung as a result of their working years at Horizon. Many of these affected by the decision are Kentuckians who's only hope for health care is for the AML to continue.
Cutting off the health care benefits provided by the tax could not only devastate thousands of retired coal miners lives, but also be detrimental to the state's local economies who's doctors and pharmacies main source of income is treatment of these miners.
Congress Sen. Robert C. Byrd, D-W.Va., with support of House Democrats, took the first step Sept. 14 to stave off the end of the federal program. Sen. Byrd won Senate Appropriations Committee approval to extend a tax that funds the cleanup program for another nine months, but so far no outward support has been shown by House Republicans to save the issue.
The current extension calls for 9 months, but House Republicans have agreed to this measure by cutting the tax 75% - a drastic reduction in the amount of money to fund the miners health care plans and for money to repair the environmental damage done by the coal operators.
The far reaching effects of letting the AML languish and die could spell disaster for the all coal producing states if an extension is not granted.
I will use this issue to evaluate your commitment to working families in America. I await your prompt response.
The Valley Incorporated at Louis D.Brandeis is a community based organization that has been servicing youth for over twenty three years. This year the Principal decided to eliminate those CBO's that were currently providing youth cultural, educational, social and community service programs that were goal oriented and enabled them to develop their social and analytical skills. She has in turn decided to bring in her NYU. They will be providing tutorial classes for the students.
We the staff at your Barnoldswick site are writing this to you in petition to your decision to stop us parking our cars on the site,we feel that we are being penalised for the recent problems on this site.
We are being told that we now have to park our cars on the top on the Private Lorry Park where the Police move any parked cars due to the fact that it is Private Land and they will have them removed and/or clamped, secondly to this we have had a lot of problems with kids causing damage to things both on and off the site.
This petition is now closed. Thanks to all who signed.
May 27, 2004
This petition is to urge the Opposition Leader of Australia, Hon. Mark Latham, to reconsider his party's stance in supporting the Prime Minister, John Howard's, amendments to the Marriage Act that will re-inforce the legal definition of marriage as the union of a man and a woman, and for the Government's decision to discriminate against same-sex couples from adopting children from overseas.......
UPDATE....THIS PETITION HAS BEEN SENT TO MARK LATHAM ON THE MORNING OF TUESDAY 1 JUNE, HOWEVER DUE TO THE DEMAND FOR FURTHER ACTION THIS PETITION WILL REMAIN, TO CONTINUE GATHERING SIGNATURES. A FEW ALTERATIONS WILL BE MADE AS LABOR HAS ALREADY REACHED A DECISION, HOWEVER, THE INTENTION OR THE DIRECT MEANING OF THE PETITION WILL NOT BE COMPROMISED. KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE SITE, AND KEEP YOUR VOICES HEARD.- Geraldine Donoghue.
A Petition to reconsider "Caught In A Moment" for the 4th single from the album. We would like "Million Different Ways" instead.
The reason why i made this petition is because the current laws are not working, kids still find ways to get alcohol.They have people who are older than them buy it or they have fake ids.What has this law done? Nothing,They say when you turn 18 you become a legal adult but you cant make your own decision wether to drink or not but its ok to become a bartender right at 18 , 19 or 20, but yet you cant drink any, Its okay to join the army and die for you country at 18, 19, 20 but yet they wont allow you to have alcohol.You can get married but yet you cant celebrate with a glass of champagne at your wedding because you know why You havnt reached that magic # 21!!!.You know what thats absurd,And then they tell us oh you cant handle any right you havnt matured enough ,O ya but by law im already an adult, i can get tried as an "adult" ,VOTE, BUY TOBACCO,PLAY THE LOTTERY , WASTE MY MONEY ON GAMBLING SO THE STATE CAN MAKE A PROFIT OFF ME BUT YET IM NOT OLD ENOUGH TO HANDLE ALCOHOL.Thats stupid i think we should make are own decisions and be responsible for are own actions i think they should change the law.
Because if they lowered the law it would take the fun out of doing something illegal.
Do you get what im saying yet?Because if its illegal kids are gonna say ya i wanna do it because i cant buy it, im only 18 , 19 or 20 but yet i cant do it even though im an adult right?.That will make them do it even more. The law isnt working as you think it is , if they lower it to atleast 19 years old i think it would teach us how to drink responsible as young adults.Look at europe they may be a different country but yet not much countrys have a strict law on age .Here its 21,there its under 16 , 18 and 20.And some countrys dont require an age.Who knows if this will work but it doesnt hurt to try.They lowered the law but it failed ,but put it this way they made that decision to drink and drive no one ever said to do it, it was there decision alcohol does affect people and i aint gonna argue about that , it does have different affects on people and sometimes people make the wrong choices when they abuse alcohol but you cant discriminate on age because of that.If you agree with me then sign it if not then thats your opinion.
The current CRNP Cindy Coogan is being relieved of her services from the health center in which she has served for many years. Her current patients are in disagreement with Titusville Hospital's decision to remove her from Tidioute as they consolidate. We are now supporting her decision to seek a doctor and health center in the Tidioute Borough through a different hospital, Warren General Hospital.
February 20, 2004
The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology has released a statement which addresses the ethics of decision making regarding elective, or on-demand, cesarean surgery.
ACOG notes in the statement that although a number of factors influence such decision making, ultimately the decision will come down to the patients concerns and the physicians understanding of the procedures risks and benefits.
However, ACOG also states that it is unclear whether or not a patient has the right to have a surgical procedure when there is no evidence to support the procedure, and makes no statement regarding a physicians responsibility to specifically inform the patient of the benefits of not having the procedure.
Meanwhile, the CDC reports that the cesarean rate has risen to 26.1%, the VBAC rate has dropped 23%, and maternal and newborn mortality rates are on the rise, due to the frequent complications associated with cesarean surgery.
Women are not being given the whole story when it comes to the safety and benefits of a vaginal birth for them and their baby. To see the statement, and these rates:
As of February 1, 2004, Wal-Mart has become the first US retailer to separate credit card transactions from "check" card transactions. Wal-Mart will no longer accept Mastercard debit cards when used with a signature (like a credit card). The reason: Wal-Mart claims the costs are too high.
Although Wal-Mart says that only 1% of transactions involve these cards, that's still a ton of customers and revenue, especially when you're the world's largest retailer. By using a PIN number, debit Mastercard customers forego "zero-liability" protection for fradulent use (yes, it is possible to skim debit cards and record PIN numbers), lose any cash rewards offered for "credit" transactions, and may be charged a fee by their bank for a PIN transaction. If they don't want to use the card at the register, cardholders must use the store ATM and pay the fees imposed by the ATM owner and the customer's bank. In other words, Wal-Mart has indirectly passed the cost of the transaction on to the consumer (though they claim their prices will be lower thanks to their decision) and is pocketing the profit.
In fact, accepting not accepting debit Mastercard doesn't make business sense. Besides angering customers and losing sales, they are still accepting Visa's check card, which carries about the same processing fees as a Mastercard (it makes some wonder if Visa and Wal-Mart aren't collaborating to increase Visa's customer share--it is possible that Wal-Mart was paid to make this decision). Why accept one debit card and not another at the same rate, as is the case with most merchants (Mastercard and Visa are offered as a package deal)? Also, if customers use checks instead of a debit Mastercard, then Wal-Mart runs the risk of receiving a bad check, which costs money to collect.
Obviously, this policy hurts consumers and it also hurts the company, which the cost-cutting executives fail to see. Wal-Mart will learn that being first isn't necessary the best. Many online complaint letters are already circulating, showing that customers are reacting. Wal-Mart needs to drop this policy as soon as possible by trying harder to negotiate with Mastercard and by not playing favorites with Visa.
All Indian Cricket Fans were horrified by the terrible decision made by steve bucknor to give tendulkar out when the ball was clearly going well over the stumps during the First Test Match between India and Australia. This was his first mistake and can be forgiven as a human being. But what about other bad decisions given by him?
During the last test match ,the Indians were peeved with the Bucknor for turning down appeals against Justin Langer and Damien Martyn on the final day which were clear-cut cases of leg-before decisions. If these decisions were right, might be India would have won the series!
And now once again he had given bad decisions during the First ODI played during VB series.First he didn't give Andrew Symonds LBW when he was on 58, further he went ahead making 88 runs. He was reluctant to give Wides when India was batting. Thus he didn't give India 4 Genuine Wides.
Probably for the first time, we have realized how badly does an umpire decision influence the match!
And it is surely unjust that the final result could be determined not by the excellence of the cricket, but the ineptness of the umpiring. It brought two key issues into the spotlight, which the ICC would do well to consider seriously: age and technology.
It is not ageist to say that age should be a factor that should be considered in umpiring. It is a demanding profession that requires physical fitness, speed of response, sharpness of sight and depth perception. It is not prejudice, but scientific fact, to say that all of these diminish as one grows older. To stand in the field for six hours, concentrating acutely all throughout, shifting attention within micro-seconds from the bowler's crease (for no-balls) to the batsman's crease, factoring in a dozen different factors in a matter of seconds, and often dealing with the emotions of players and crowds, is a gruelling exercise. Both the body and the mind have to be in peak condition for it.
We would like to know that when we make the choice to become an organ donor that our wishes will be carried out. We are asking to remove the decision from our family and to put that decision back in our hands were it belongs.
This petition is now closed. Thanks to all who signed.
Dear Mr. Miller:
We, the undersigned, hereby demand AOL reinstate those who have lost bulk mailing list status due to inconspicuous spam controls implanted on AOL 8.0 and 8.0 plus, without the users' knowledge, and further demand spam folders be located where they can readily be seen, and AOL immediately remove these bogus tos violations from our account records. Spam folders did not show up in our normal mail, it was not until one chose another method (such as AOL anywhere) of retrieving mail, that the spam folder was visible.
Most lists and members knew nothing of this, therefore we inadvertently reported each other as sending spam. (Aol was controlling what was and was not spam, without our knowledge, as it seems we've lost the right to view our own mail and make that decision for ourselves).
Many innocent people lost bulk mailing privileges for a 6 month period due to AOL's hasty decision, and we should not be penalized for AOL's mistakes. We have done nothing wrong and have followed tos rules. It is not a tos violation to send mail to those who have requested it be sent.
This is a petition to keep the nickname "Rebels" a part of St. Johns school.
There has been much debate throughout the SJS community regarding our current mascot and team nickname, the Rebels. Many arguments have been made by those who oppose as well as those who support the name, but no decision has ever been made to drop the term "Rebels" altogether.
Columbus Ohio has cut the DARE program in Columbus City Schools. My 5th grade daughter Bryannah has decided to fight this decision. She is asking children at her school to write letters so that they can send them to the mayor. I decided to try to help her by initiating this petetion to ask the City of Columbus to bring back the DARE program.
The International Olympic Committee, in their infinite wisdom, have decided that those who cannot compete at an "Olympic" standard are no longer welcome to participate in future Olympic Games.
This decision goes against the basic Olympic Creed, which Baron de Coubertin installed in 1896. It states the following:
"The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win but to take part, just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well."
Those who support this elitist decision are thumbing their nose at the very ideals that Baron de Coubertin envisioned when he brought back the Olympic Games.
Let Idaho be a leader in the promotion of rights and privileges of all adults in our State. With our nation at war, it brings to mind that the brave men and woman of Idaho can make the decision to put their lives on the line for the sake of the nation; it only makes sense that they can also make the decision to have a cold beer.
If one is old enough to vote for the person that ultimately decides the fates of not only the State, but of this great nation, that same person deserves to make a personal choice regarding whether or not they wish to consume a glass of chardonnay. If a person is liable for choices they make regarding laws and can be held as a "responsible adult" at the age of eighteen, then that person should have the same privilege of deciding if they would like to toast the bride at a wedding, or the newest addition to his or her own family with a glass of champagne. This is a privilege that would not only benefit the men and women of Idaho that fall under the current drinking age; it would also benefit the businesses of Idaho.
Let me begin by saying that we are not fundamentally against uniforms. We are against uniforms being mandated in public free schools. Private schools are not part of this petition, as they are private and can make their own rules. You do not have to attend a private school if you do not agree with their policies, you do have to attend a public school. This policy is not only a direct violation of First Amendment rights to free expression, it violates a parent's right to decide, individually, what is best for their child and their family. The decision of some parents to send their children to school in uniform is not the problem. The fact that their decision is being imposed on our child without our permission is the problem. Children are being punished and shunned because of minor violations of these uniform policies. In most cases, the selling point of a uniform policy was to avoid this problem, yet it is now being taught and practiced by the educators themselves. The education of our children has eroded terribly in this country. Yet time and effort is being wasted on whether or not a child's clothing is the right color, or whether or not they are wearing the correct fashion accessory. We need to stop allowing ours, and our childrens' rights to freedom to be so easily taken away.
It has come to our attention that EURODICAUTOM may no longer be available
to the public as of March 2003. Eurodicautom has become an essential
resource for terminology research for translators worldwide. We would like
to ask the relevant European Union officials to reconsider such a decision,
if it has been made, for the good of the international community of