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~ More than 1 in 3 people in Canada will be diagnosed with cancer.
~ Cancer treatment is a financial burden on patients & their families.
~ Newer cancer drugs taken outside the hospital, which are usually the patient’s responsibility, cost an average of $73,000 per course of therapy.
~ New treatments & drugs are not always added to provincial drug coverage lists quickly enough.
~ Access to effective & affordable treatment, including drugs, devices, & therapies, is critical.
~ Government can help save more lives & improve the quality of life for cancer survivors by including these drugs and treatments in provincial drug plans.
~ This would be a cost-saving move over time, as more patients would be able to access drugs and treatments to improve their health, which would help to keep them out of hospitals and clinics.
Late 2014, Sony Pictures' personal files were hacked and leaked to the public after their release of the upcoming film, The Interview. Facing threats from the hackers threatening to expose further secrets and possible 9/11 like attacks on theaters, Sony decided to pull the release of the film.
The Interview mocks North Korea's supreme leader Kim Jong Un. Cinemas in the US cancelled screenings of the film.
Our ancestors used to say "we didn't know about it soon enough" when the Jewish holocaust happened. Yet there is a holocaust going on right now, right in front of our eyes. What are we going to tell our children or grandchildren?
We can not say that we did not know about it. Are we going to say that we did nothing to try and stop it? If this were something that was happening in our city, to our children or family, how long would it take for us to get up and say something. It is happening..... right now!
Are we going to sit back and close our eyes to innocent people being killed in front of our eyes? You have to be the one to stand up!
Many natural disasters are occurring in areas unexpectedly.
Since the nineteen eighties the cost related to natural disasters has increased from fifty billion to two hundred billion in the last decade.
£20,000 a year to study is an extortionate amount of money. Imagine being a full-time student suffering from deep depression or severe tonsillitis, and not being able to afford to pay for a prescription. I have. I simply couldn't afford to get better.
This is happening to alot of young adults. Your education suffers. It affects performance, along with physical and mental ability. This could be YOUR children. If I find it difficult at 31 years old, anyone can.
We are a group of Centennial College students and we have an assignment that is focusing on advocating a cause of our choice. And we are petitioning our City of Toronto to create awarenesss regarding the difference between high end living and lower class living.
Through this research, our group noticed specific grocery stores that have been placed in certain areas which aren't affordable for lower income families. It is unfortunate that the City of Toronto has also placed government housing condos in a high end area in downtown Toronto while also having expensive grocery stores around that area.
Our group is advocating to help citizens live a comfortable and appropriate lifestyle.
Please help us bring awareness to our issue also address or concerns to the public.
SIGN AWAY IF YOU FEEL THE SAME!
Thank you for helping us bring awareness.
Today in my local paper, I read something that disgusted me.
184 wolves are going to be shot from aircraft in order to try and
improve the population of caribou in B.C Canada -- When in fact the wolves
are not the problem. The problem is habitat loss.
Please help save these animals and prevent future slaughters by signing, and
sharing this journal to increase awareness to show your disapproval.
Your help is greatly appreciated!
The Alberta Oil sands are an important part of Canada, both for industrial and political reasons. They supply essential oil to our country, though may have an unfortunate price.
It is believed that tailings ponds, left behind after mining in an area, are seeping their toxic contents into nearby streams, as well as the grand Athabasca river, breaking our own Federal Fisheries Act. NAFTA(North American Free Trade Agreement) would like to conduct a formal investigation, none of which have been done, to see if this is true.
The Harper government has so far refused to let this investigation take place.
Why would they decline the investigation if there was nothing to hide?
CONGRATULATIONS - WE WON!!!
The QPWS Principle Ranger and Senior Project Officer associated with the Upper Stoney project agreed to meet with me so that I could lay out my concerns, at which point I took the opportunity to present them with every single one of your comments - all 10 pages worth! They calmly listened to our concerns and seemed to agree with some of what I was saying but did not give any indication of changing their original plans for the site. I asked that they give the community an open forum to give opinions on the project and they gave an answer that they were open to such an occurence but would have to check with higher management. A few days later I received a phone call to say that they agreed that both sides of the road should be permanently reopened to camping (albeit this won't happen immediately). I have since received this promise in writing from the Principle Ranger:
"The Upper Stony camping area will provide permanent camping facilities on both sides of the main access road. These camping areas will contain the standard QPWS fire rings."
I would like to personally thank all signatories, your support got this over the line - well done!
The available camping sites at Upper Stoney Creek have been slashed by 50% by the "upgrades" currently being performed. Sites 10-18 are shown as unavailable on the booking website indefinitely until they can be removed from the system. These sites were the largest sites at Stoney, where those campers with caravans or groups of friends could spread out without the worry of being encroached upon by the occupants of neighbouring sites. This means the closure of camping to the entire right hand side (see pic) plus those sites surrounding the current location of the toilet block on the left hand side, which will result in overcrowding of the remaining much smaller sites and ultimately means that people will miss out on camp sites.
According to the Qld Parks and Wildlife Service Project Officer David Sansom, vehicles accessing that area were causing erosion (the sites in question were in the best condition out of the whole area) but now they plan on utilising that area for day visitors -without providing BBQ facilities or tables! So IF the area is utilised as planned, this will mean more erosion than ever possibly happened with campers, and if it does not get used, then they have closed down the best camp sites for no reason!
Our area is lacking in so many ways for activities, so why limit one of the truly beautiful attractions we have remaining when there was no damage occuring by the use of these sites?
David also advised that there was NO community consultation, allowing locals NO voice before such drastic changes were undertaken by QPWS.
Please sign and share to show your support to reinstating (as a minimum) the right hand side of the camp grounds to their former usability.
The Victorian government used to provide every school student with a School Start Bonus in Prep $300 and Year 7 $600.
In 2012 the Napthine government discontinued this payment for families. It costs alot of money to set up for Primary and Secondary school and all families deserve to be given this payment to help with these costs.
At the moment the only people who can qualify for a payment are Concession card holders who can get $300 for Year 7. I believe that everyone deserves this payment because just because you don't have a Concession card doesn't mean you have alot of money and those people need financial assistance too.
Please sign this petition to get the School Start Bonus back for our kids.
As it stands the Sexual Offences Act considers consensual sex below the age of 16 to be an offence. The Amendment to the Sexual Offences Act seeks to reduce this age to 12.We consider this amendment to be absurd for the following reasons:
1. Psychologically under 16’s are not mature enough to make sexual decisions or understand the consequences thereof.
2. It exposes under 16’s to the risks of HIV/Aids and other STDs, prostitutions, statutory rape, abortion and child pornography.
3. It places an unfair burden on parents by taking away their rights to restrain their children from sexual activity. Children will be free to make their own decisions regarding sex.
4. School communities will become platforms for sexual activity for learners. Education staff will be unable to contend with sexually unruly and chaotic learners.
5. It will lead to an increase in teenage pregnancies. School drop-out will increase and unemployment and other socio-economic problems in the country will soar.
6. It violates the Child Protection Act because it will be “exposing or subjecting a child to behaviour that may harm the child psychologically or emotionally”.
7. It will encourage the growth of child pornography as an industry and other crimes in South Africa. International black-market demands will be made on SA since sex with under 16’s is illegal in other nations.
8. It will permit under 16’s to undertake abortions without the presence of parents or adult guardians.
Other nations, including the United States, do not promulgate consensual sex for under 16’s. If this amendment is successful it will make South Africa the most liberal nations in the world with regard to the age of sexual consent!
The authority to decide the destiny of minor children should lie with their parents/ guardians. As responsible citizens of South Africa we must prevent laws that expose our children to harm. The rights of our children are cannot be violated. The rights of children must be secured at all costs.
As parents, guardians and responsible citizens I sign this petition and thereby express my disapproval of the amendment to give under 16’s consent to engage in sexual activity.
In recent studies it has been shown that although there are many childcare providers only a few offer non-standard hour childcare. Now the growing demand of a service-based economy have eaten-away the traditional am-pm, Monday-Friday working week.
Large proportions of the labor force now have to be available beyond the old work pattern. New work patterns such as round the clock work, shift work, and extended hours are now found everywhere,in shops in hospitals, care homes, post offices, warehouses and factories, just to name a few.
In addition to changing working patterns, increasing parental employment and changes in cultural and social attitudes highlight the issues of work-life balance, bringing increasing demand for non-standard hours childcare provisions to the fore.
at the heart of this new workforce:61% of working families contain parents employed outside regular 9-5 hours (DFEE2000),managing shifts,and working during early mornings,evenings, nights, and weekends.A study by the Daycare Trust (2000) also suggests 34% of working families contain a parent who worked long hours, and 22% of working families contain a parent who worked shifts. So the need for non-standard hour childcare is great.
What exactly are our politicians doing for the community? No, this does not include holding up a can of peas smiling ear to ear for the news team photographer on how they donated lots of can goods!
Many families would rather work for their food than collect food-stamps contrary to popular opinion. When needs aren't realized,that is a failure on our leaders part for not asking the right questions. When needs are brought to our leaders attentions, that not only must be addressed,but goes ignored,that is OPPRESSION of the people by our leaders!
A minority of extreme environmentalists have initiated a petition to prevent the bringing of energy jobs to the coastal area of South Carolina. Their voices threaten the will of the 77% majority of the people of this state.
South Carolina has the ability to enter a boom economic period with the advent of new off shore drilling, with the environment being maintained and improved.
Energy production can and does work hand in hand with a clean environment.
Don't let the doom and gloom naysayers stifle your voice, economic well being and future prosperity. What they don't tell you, it's not just about cheaper gas and energy independence. It's also about the everyday products dependent upon petrochemicals. Everything from your daily vitamins, medicines, clothing, kitchenware, furniture, appliances, electronics and so much more! There is barely an item you encounter in your daily life that was not produced with a petrochemical. Yes, even your smart phone and iPad.
Sign the petition to bring energy jobs to South Carolina.
It is understood that:
The United States of America must achieve energy self sufficiency and reduction in reliance on foreign oil.
Less expensive off shore energy production excess can provide export profits and attract major industries to our shore.
Until green energies prove to be productive, reliable, affordable and efficient, we must rely upon the alternatives, such a offshore energy production, clean coal, nuclear and hydroponic sources.
South Carolina offshore drilling will produce thousands of new jobs and millions in additional tax revenue benefits. **(Until offshore surveys are completed and studied no concrete figures can be presented.)
The Gulf of Mexico platforms are highly prized by offshore fishing and diving tourist trips. They form an artificial reef teeming with life and generate for Louisiana alone, over 5,500 full time jobs and around $324 million annually. The reefs produce fish densities anywhere from 10 to 100 times than that of the sea floor, per Bob Shipp, professor at the Marine Sciences Department, University of South Alabama.
3000 of the current 3700 off shore US oil platforms are in the Gulf of Mexico, with 1/3 of the commercial fisheries in North America, situated in Louisiana. These platforms produce 80% of US oil and 72% of US natural gas.
Dr. Charles Wilson of LSU's Department of Oceanography & Coastal Science, states, "The fish Biomass around an off shore oil platform is 10 times greater per unit area than that for natural coral reefs." he adds, "Then to 30,000 adult fish live around an oil production platform in an area half the size of a football field."
In a study by Dr. Shipp, found that the northwestern part of the Gulf of Mexico was basically empty of stocks of red snapper for the 1st hundred years of the fishery. With the appearance of thousands of platforms, the western Gulf has become a major source of red snapper.
With SC off shore energy production, the state will experience and increase in not only energy production jobs, but also in the ancillary increase in tourism jobs, increasing fishing and diving tourism, job creation in housing and other supportive industries, as well as increased state and local tax revenues.
The oil rigs will not be seen from coastal communities, like the City of Beaufort, nor from the beaches of Hunting Island. They will be beyond the sight lines of beaches, approximately 75 to 100 miles off shore, in comparatively shallow water as opposed to the Deepwater-Horizon Well, which sits at 5,000 ft. The shallow depth will make the well easier to inspect, maintain and secure from potential accidents.
Island Packet, 8/25/2014, "Since 2010, two well-containment companies have developed technology that could quickly cap and contain a well blowout to prevent another Deepwater Horizon-scale disaster", said Erik Milito, a spokesman for the oil lobbyist American Petroleum Institute.
Read more here: http://www.islandpacket.com/2014/08/25/3276460/boom-or-bust-offshore-liquid-gold.html#storylink=cpy
Community Television is a vital learning ground for many people starting out in the industry. A place to 'learn the ropes' and have their creative ideas tried and tested. It is a vital place for small production groups to be able to broadcast their 'self-made' shows in a TV Station environment.
Many people we see on our Commercial Channels today got their start on Community Television, when no-one else would give them a foot in the door.
It is also vital to many elderly residents who may not have access to the internet or even any knowledge of how to use the internet and rely on their faithful Community Television to broadcast shows they enjoy, including many classic old movies that never make any appearance on the Commercial Channels. Community Television is exactly that - 'COMMUNITY Television', Television for the Community created by the Community and it should be supported and celebrated.
Indonesia does not give international journalists access to West Papua to record the grave injustices done towards the West Papuans.
Up until now Australia has also actively ignored the West Papuan injustice. For decades it has unwittingly done deals with human right abusers and provided weapons that have killed West Papuans and sustained their torment. The West Papuan genocide is now at 500,000.
Recently the Honourable Julie Bishop was most outspoken against Russia on the 298 deaths from airplane crash MH17, a tragedy that happened some 12,000 km away from Australia. We encourage the Honourable Julie Bishop to do good again by unplugging the ears and opening the eyes of the Australian Government and stand up to Indonesia which is only 200 km away from Australia.
Please support this petition and the letter we’re sending:
Dear Ms Bishop,
West Papua was previously a Dutch colony but was handed over to Indonesia in the 1960s without the consultation of the indigenous people and entirely against their will. The West Papuan people were denied their fundamental rights to self-determination and independence ever since and are struggling for their rights to this day against an increasingly brutal Indonesian military who have killed an estimated 500,000 indigenous Papuans. In an attempt to cover up the human rights atrocities, genocide and occupation; the Indonesian government still bans foreign journalists from reporting in West Papua and with the threat of violence restricts even local journalists from documenting the independence struggle.
The people of West Papua desperately need international journalist access and media freedom in their country so that the outside world will be able to take notice of the human rights violations happening there. This will allow the international community to act to prevent such violence against the West Papuans in the future and allow them their human rights including their long overdue right to self-determination.
Thankfully, on 30th July 2014, the New Zealand Parliament passed an historic motion, moving that “the House call upon the new President of Indonesia to commit to genuine media freedom in West Papua including the right of local and international journalists to report on the political situation there without risk of imprisonment or harassment by the Indonesian state.” The motion was passed with no opposition and was a major landmark on the road to journalists’ access to West Papua.
Recently the Indonesian military began an operation in the Lanny Jaya region of West Papua in an attempt to exterminate pro-independence sentiment. Indonesian soldiers are currently burning villages, killing livestock and forcing thousands of villagers to flee into hiding in the jungle where they are suffering in poverty. On 6th August, two French journalists, Thomas Dandois and Valentine Bourrat who had been trying to document this emergency situation for French/German TV Channel Arte, were arrested by the Indonesian police. They were being threatened with a 5 year jail sentence and a 40,000 US dollar fine simply because they were journalists operating in West Papua.
I believe it is high time American citizens clarify where we stand on illegal immigration to our leaders. Our country is not a charity for the third world, and I refuse to allow my government to continue spending my money on illegal immigrants, unless it is used to enforce our immigration laws.
Currently, 20% of the American workforce is unemployed or underemployed, yet the government is doing nothing about stemming the flow of foreign labor into this country.
There are over 13 million illegal immigrants as well as 12 million legal immigrants here already. That means there are over 25 million foreigners here at the expense of American citizens. If they are here working, then they are taking jobs from American workers, and if they are not working, then they are riding on the backs of American workers.
Either way you slice it, American citizens are suffering.
The Pullman School Board (PSB) is considering to sell a portion of the Pullman High School property. The potential buyer and the only bidder is Pullman developer Steve Mader. Coincidentally his bid came in $100 more than the Schools appraisal. The price per square foot is $1.05, yes that's right just over One Dollar per square foot.
The property sits on the very top of Military Hill. If the sale goes through as proposed the developer would then be able to clear the 20 mature evergreen trees, plat and subdivide the near acre piece of land and create 4 build-able home lots that could be sold for around $75,000 each.
The School Board will vote on Wednesday August 13th at 6:30 in the media room at the high school in Pullman, Washington.
Please attend this meeting if you can. We will meet at the proposed surplus land near the trees at 6:00 pm August 13th prior to the meeting so that we can walk into the meeting together.
The Seaford Cabin Park has existed on its present site for 60 years and provides affordable low cost housing, in a secure environment, for disadvantaged families. Part of the cabin park is on crown land, leased from the Frankston Council.
The Council have now decided not to continue the lease and construct a car park. This will result in some 50 cabins and 80 residents no longer having a home.
The Frankston and Seaford area are in crisis mode for low cost housing. Very few opportunities exist for people like us, who have limited financial means, to find alternative housing like the Seaford Cabin Park. If we are removed from here the chances are many of us will become homeless.
We are seeking your support to sign our petition to the Frankston Council to allow us to continue living in our homes.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, as of May 2014, Arizona has a higher unemployment rate (7.3 percent) than the national average (6.7 percent).
While the nation continues to reel from the economic recession, Arizonans suffer from joblessness, and in turn, poverty. Many Arizonans, such as my own step-mother, live with very low budgets because they struggle to find a consistent job. But Arizona is not hopeless.
Thousands of jobs stem from local business. My own step-father, owner of local store East Valley Sports, for example, has had to cut back from hiring for summer swim season, because of the consistent economic state.
While the economy is improving, it is taking too long. We, as the affected people, should not stand by and wait for times to change for the better.
Bangladeshis are suffering from heart attacks 10 years earlier than typical sufferers in the west, says the preliminary findings of a Cambridge study.
“The average age of Bangladeshis who suffer heart attacks is 52, with approximately forty percent of the cases involving people below the age of 50,” said Rajiv Chowdhury, principal investigator of the study.
Toxic heavy metals such as arsenic, copper and lead in fish and rice may be increasing the risk of heart attacks, the study suggests.
Along with the English university, Dhaka-based health research institution ICDDR,B and the Bangladesh National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases are conducting the ongoing study.
Rajiv Chowdhury, senior scientist at Cambridge University, presented the findings at a seminar titled “Bangladesh at Risk of Acute Vascular Events” in ICDDR,B auditorium in the capital yesterday.
The study, which began in 2011, will continue for another couple of years. So far 4,000 cases of heart attacks have been analysed under the study.
Recommissioning Bataan Nuclear Power Plant is a one quick solution for today's Energy Crisis in the Philippines.
It is a one way to stop using Coal Power Plants, Trash Incinerator Power Plants, and Oil Power Plants to combat the High Temperature in the Philippines and Global Warming.
Gas has risen to 40%, and the Government is getting a pay increase of 2.2 %, while the poor get a 1% pay increase to the minimum wage and the the cost of gas to heat your home goes up 40%.
It's about time the poor stand up and demand a decent life for themselves and their Children!
Britain is sending millions of pounds to foreign countries in aid.
Should this now be diverted to help the victims of the floods that have left parts of the UK under water for weeks?
CORPORAL PUNISHMENT IS A LEGALIZED FORM OF CHILD ABUSE.
The Tennessee Supreme Court has made Tennessee an abortion destination. A decision in 2000 deemed access to abortions more sacred to Tennessee's Constitution than to the U.S. Constitution.
The result is that the 132 people elected to our state legislature take a back seat to Tennessee's 5 justices in terms of abortion regulation. We can change that by approving Amendment 1 in November.
A pro-tem committee for the Selangor Hindu Endowment Board (SHEB) has been formed and they now requesting the state government to “incorporate” it under a state enactment similar to the Penang Hindu Endowment Board (PHEB).
The committee had submitted proposal to YAB Dato' Menteri Besar Selangor, all Selangor State Exco Member, all State Legislative Members (ADUN) and all State Member of Parliaments including a copy to Prime Minister's office, head of major political parties in Selangor dated October 2, 2013.
Beside religion affairs SHEB will also look into education, economy, socio-cultural issues, research and development of the majority Malaysian Hindus in the state. Almost 85% of Hindus in Selangor mostly Indians is in a sad conditions.
The committee want the Selangor government to incorporate SHEB under a state enactment so that we can work with the state government to find a long term holistic solutions faced by the community.
This petition is dedicated to the single aim of demanding that the Aus government immediately begin a national trial of pure Cannabis oil for cancer patients.
There is a literal mountain of verified scientific evidence from the last 40 years of studies to suggest that ingesting a gram of pure cannabis oil a day for a minimum of 60 days will kill/start to regress most cancers and tumours and that over 90% of cancer patients will achieve significant, long term relief and in many cases complete remission of their cancers and tumours.
We say it is inhumane to deny these people the cure/relief when it exists for use right now, and that the only reason for it being held back is the vested interests of Big Pharmaceutical companies and their political enablers (our politicians).
Before signing we suggest you read Jack Herer's book online on his website JackHerer.com 'the emporor wears no clothes', and you will clearly see that up until 100 or so years ago, and the advent of the Rockefellers, DuPont and William Randolph Hearst, Cannabis/Hemp was the most important plant in the history of the human species.
With your understanding, compassion and courage, it will be again.
Much love and hope for our suffering needy citizens. Help them.
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28. Go home Harper
The present Harper government has stepped on mAny toes, not protecting the people and environment and not doing what the public demands.
Isohunt is a free website that has been providing free movies and games to people through torrents for over a decade.
Imagine being able to download the newest movies on your computer for free and enjoying their entertainment as many times as you would like, but having that taken away by 'a US federal court' has all of a sudden which decided that torrents take too much money away from the already wealthy corporations so not only have they shut Isohunt.com down, but charged the creator with a 110 million dollar fine to compensate to the bloated businesses who already have more money than they could count to in a lifetime.
This is just another way how ordinary people have to submit to more state control and get the shaft of the US federal courts telling them they cant enjoy anything without paying big corporations 'what belongs to them'
I believe Britain is being over-run with people from different countries. I'm not preaching racist hate, and I'm not in any way saying non British are bad people but i believe we need to make britian, BRITIAN again.
Bring back UK peoples jobs! Bring back English rights and make britain british once again!
Please listen to our thoughts and act as appropriate or the british public will be forced to take action and stand to be counted to stop the influx of crime, and the government caring more for other countries and not ours! Act now!!