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Developers Balfour Beatty have applied for planning permission to erect eight 23 foot (eight metre) high floodlight columns on the sports and games areas at St Aloysius School in Hornsey Lane. The pitches are next to a woodland conservation area and the floodlights will be clearly visible to homes on all sides of the school. This contrary to policy.
The facilities can accommodate 3 football games, the users of a large sports hall and associated spectators. The planning application requests permission to use floodlights until 9pm weekdays and until 7pm weekends and Bank Holidays.
I am starting this petition to change the current dress code policy. I would like the policy of requiring nylons to be removed. The policy's I'm referring to are:
1. Nylons must be worn with skirts, dresses and skorts unless the garment extends to below mid-calf.
2. Socks or nylons must be worn with pants at all times (including casual days).
3. Capri pants are acceptable when worn with nylons.
One of the worst problems facing America today is it's increasing levels of overweight and obesity. "A recent report published by a research team at Johns Hopkins University predicts that if current trends continue, by the year 2015, 75 percent of all Americans, including 24 percent of all children and adolescents, will be overweight or obese" (PCRM).
These numbers are astonishingly high, so health has become a key issue. One main focus has grown on the influence of American schools.
The National School Lunch Program (NSLP), established in 1946, is one of five federally funded child nutrition programs which provide meals to children across the country daily. "Schools participating in the NSLP receive cash subsidies and commodity foods for each meal served and bonus commodities, as they are available from agricultural surplus. In return, schools must serve lunches that meet federal nutrition requirements" (PCRM).
Unfortunately, there are many factors, including financial constraints and outdated federal requirements, which permit schools to serve unhealthful food.
"One of the most significant roadblocks to change is the USDA’s commodity system. Each year, the USDA purchases hundreds of millions of pounds of pork, beef, and other animal products, primarily as an economic benefit to agricultural interests, and donates them to the NSLP and other food assistance programs. Unfortunately, these “entitlement foods” are almost all unhealthful foods. This system makes it easy and inexpensive for food service directors to choose chicken nuggets, hot dogs, and other high-cholesterol, high-fat foods" (PCRM).
The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine's (PCRM) "Healthy School Lunch Campaign was established in 2001 to help protect children’s health and to reduce childhood obesity rates by increasing the availability of healthful plant-based foods in schools" (PCRM). "To earn a high grade on PCRM’s School Lunch Report Card, school districts must go above and beyond USDA requirements, which many nutrition experts believe are inadequate" (PCRM).
Since the induction of the Healthy School Lunch Campaign, many school districts have begun to increase the availability of healthy vegetarian and vegan entrées. And while a peanut butter and jelly sandwich is an entirely acceptable vegan option, some schools have even begun to offer more creative and tasteful options, such as veggie burgers and extended salad bars. These advances have been highly praised and are the initial steps which will lead today's generations into a more healthy, productive future.
These are changes that we hope to be seen in our own schools and community. We hope that Murrieta Valley High School may take the lead in providing healthful food options which may promote a more successful, healthy future for it’s students. We know that a productive life begins with a positive diet. For those who already choose to eat healthfully, as well as those who have not been given the option, we are for the better availability of food which is nourishing for both our bodies and minds.
Yahoo! is used by millions of users, including me, I am completely against the sale of Yahoo to Microsoft, if Microsoft buys yahoo, they are going too change EVERYTHING including mail, messenger and everything, if we don't do anything now, every 1 person that signs can help stop yahoo selling up.
Yahoo is one of the best sites out their for both search and mail, if Microsoft buy it, they will change it too Windows Live and only give you half of what you get now, or maybe very little space for mail, you currently get unlimited mail...
If Yahoo sells, Yahoo is going too lose VERY many people!
Background can be found on Wikipedia:
This is a statement from Boston area students, academics, professionals and citizens to voice their concern for the current constitutional and political crisis in Pakistan.
As an aspiring writer who looks to Shakespeare as a role model, I would consider it an honour to present this petition to the Honourable members of the Scottish Parliament with due respect.
Today as we see some of the writers across the world and in the UK, produce literature that are viable to raise roars and threats, a country which prides its freedom of expression cannot shut the doors for the writers, neither can they open doors to the extremists.
But writers who use racial discrimination and gender discrimination as their motif should be seriously punished so that no other writer does that and that the literature that the future British generation is reading, does not promote the same traits in them. If not done, this would lead to the promotion of the values which the British flag does not promote; as UK is and has been the main source of literature for the rest of the world.
What should be our stance in such a situation?
I propose that we should have a legislation passed that sees that both the writers and the readership living in the UK are not disturbed and that peace and harmony can be maintained in the UK. If we are to give our next generation quality literature to read then I believe that this petition should be the first step in doing so.
I propose the following for the petition and anticipate that the Honourable members of the Scottish Parliament will approve of the petition:
1. Freedom of speech is the basic right of every writer.
2. In case of threat, necessary arrangements must be made to ensure the protection of the life, property and career of the writer.
3. Writer involved in any genre should not commit any of the following during his or her writing, and the educational authorities and institutes should see to it that no such work be published in any form:
• Defaming the deities of any religion, including the prophets and saints of that religion and this extends to the families of the prophets and saints
• Degrades any Royal household, including all form of use of words.
• Uses any elements of discrimination in his writing
• Promotes religious hatred.
4. In the event that a writer is found involved in such activities, the following penalties may be imposed.
• Request for the imprisonment and further legal actions sent to the UK Government.
• Request for the honours to be conferred sent to the UK Government.
• Request for the financial penalties sent to the UK Government.
5. The writer must act accordingly to protect him or her being penalized by the law.
Recently within the past six months there has been increased occupancy and turn-over of residents of the mobile home park at Helen and 2nd Streets.
This has resulted in a dramatic increase in socializing and loitering on the perimeter of the property and on the street during the day and through the late evening hours and the consumption of alcohol and drugs by minors.
There has also been a dramatic increase in automobile and motorcycle traffic and speeding, as well as dumping of furniture and debris on the empty lot across 2nd street.
We propose a community beautification of the properties by requiring:
1) Property owner of the mobile home park to build a fence barrier around the perimeter of the park;
2) Property owner of the empty lot to provide continued clean up and waste removal as required by the Clean Tahoe Program;
3) Neighborhood residents to provide basic landscaping along the perimeter of both properties including planting of trees, shrubs and flowers, and
4) City of Lake Tahoe to install speed bumps on Helen Avenue and 2nd Street.
Be it known that WE THE PEOPLE as Legal Voting Citizens of a Sovereign United States of America, fully oppose any statute, rule, law, judgment, and act that is inconsistent with the Constitution of the United States of America.
On February 16, 2006, LFUCG Officer Joshua Cromer arrested country music singer John Michael Montgomery for DUI. After the arrest a fellow officer posted an altered picture with Officer Cromers face on the body of a fan standing with Mr. Montgomery on Cromers myspace.com page.
This launched a chain of events where 6 officers including Cromer were investigated and charged with numerous internal charges, all of the officers EXCEPT Cromer are back working at the LFUCGPD. Before Mr. Montgomery's case went to trial he went and pled the Alford Plea because he knew that there was enough evidence to convict him of DUI.
There have been numerous state laws that have been broken by the LFUCGPD including Officer Cromer being suspended without pay since November 8, 2006. Officer Cromer was also suppose to have a hearing with the LFUCG council within 60 days of being charged in October, which the city failed to meet that deadline. The council hearing is set for February 20, 2007 at 4:30pm. These are only two of many state laws that have been broken.
Please help get this Officer his job back and keeping our streets safe.
Microsoft announced that they won’t be supporting the DVB-x standard in Windows Vista Media Centre.
This petition is to show how much demand there is for this support standard to be included.
We wish to see the following standards supported, including the CI interface for DVB-S, DVB-S2, DVB-C, DVB-T (currently supported).
For six years, Nora Greenwald graced us with her presence as World Wrestling Entertainment diva Molly Holly.
Prior to the start of her WWE career, she wrestled on the independent circuit from 1997-1998 as Starla Saxton winning two regional championships in Florida. She tried out for the WWE as Starla in 1998, but didn't make the cut.
Then, she got her big break in 1999 when (thanks to Macho Man Randy Savage) she garnered a slot with WCW as Miss Madness. Then, after being let go by WCW, she went to the WWE in 2000 and was given the name that would make her a legend... Molly Holly.
She won two WWE Women's Championships for three months in 2002 and for an unprecedented six months in 2003. She wrestled at WrestleMania XX at Madison Square Garden in New York City (the WWE's home for many years), where she had her head shaved after losing her match to Victoria. Nora also trained several WWE stars including Victoria, Trish Stratus and Gail Kim, all of whom won the Women's title. I guess that gives Nora a moniker of "Trainer of Champions".
She left the WWE in 2005, but her popularity and demand would soon take off to unbelievable heights. A few months after leaving the WWE, she released her shoot DVD "Shootin' The Crap" which won rave reviews and adoration from her fans. She has since been a guest referee at several independent shows and made guest appearances at others. She did attend the previous three WWE Hall of Fame ceremonies (including last year's event featuring an emotional tribute to inductee Eddie Guerrero, who was one of Nora's friends).
Today, I encourage everyone to sign this petiton telling the WWE that we want Molly Holly, Nora Greenwald, inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame possibly as early as WrestleMania 24. This is also in hopes that they decide to select Minneapolis, Minnesota, to be the site for WM 24.
If you are a die-hard Nora Greenwald/Molly Holly fan, please sign this petition.
July 17, 2006
Teen smoking rates - which plummeted dramatically over the past eight years - now appear to be leveling off, a trend that concerns many public health experts.
They're worried not just about the diminishing numbers of teens who are choosing to quit, but also about what may be in store for the 1 million plus new smokers who are succumbing to the habit each year.
Cigarette smoking during childhood and adolescence produces significant health problems among young people, including cough and phlegm production, an increase in the number and severity of respiratory illnesses, decreased physical fitness, an unfavorable lipid profile and potential retardation in the rate of lung growth and the level of maximum lung function.
An estimated 440,000 Americans die each year from diseases caused by smoking.
Each day, nearly 6,000 children under 18 years of age start smoking; of these, nearly 2,000 will become regular smokers. That is almost 800,000 annually.
It is estimated that at least 4.5 million U.S. adolescents are cigarette smokers.
Approximately 90 percent of smokers begin smoking before the age of 21.
If current tobacco use patterns persist, an estimated 6.4 million children will die prematurely from a smoking-related disease.
According to a 2001 national survey of high school students, the overall prevalence of current cigarette use was 28 percent.
Nearly graders and 5.5 percent of 8th graders smoke cigarettes daily.
Adolescents who smoke regularly can have just as hard a time quitting as long-time smokers.
Of adolescents who have smoked at least 100 cigarettes in their lifetime, most of them report that they would like to quit, but are not able to do so.
Cigarette advertisements tend to emphasize youthful vigor, sexual attraction and independence themes, which appeal to teenagers and young adults struggling with these issues.
Tobacco use in adolescence is associated with a range of health-compromising behaviors, including being involved in fights, carrying weapons, engaging in high-risk sexual behavior and using alcohol and other drugs.
June 28, 2006
Hello, there! My name is Jason Holmes, and I'm asking for your Support to make an idea I recently had become a reality.
I was thinking, if Capcom is and was still going to make a Marvel Vs. Capcom ( Vs. DC) 3 game, to ask Capcom, DC and Marvel if they could and if they wanted to work together to allow the DC Universe Characters to be playable in MVCVDC3, including Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman, and many others.
This petition if for Capcom to consider, if it is and was going to still make a third Marvel Vs. Capcom game, to ask DC to join them in allowing the DC Universe Characters to be playable, including Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman, and others.
I would like to know if Marvel and DC, and you gamers out there, might want this to happen too?
Jason Holmes ( AKA Kronoan).
March 25, 2006
On or about the year 2004, The City of Laredo purchased certain property located within the confines of the City of Laredo District 3.
Specifically, the property, purchased from the Slaughter family, and commonly referred to as the "Slaughter Farm or Ranch" takes up a number of acres bordering Chacon Street to the North and Stone Street to its East.(may also include other streets)
During the negotiations of the City's purchase of the land, the Citizens of District 3 understood that the property would serve as a recreation area, including park and sports facilites.
However, since the City has taken control of this land, they have stripped the land of all grass, shrubs and other protectants from the southeast winds coming into District 3. As a result, the citizens of District 3 have faced a nuisance that is directly affecting their neighborhood living. For instance, the Citizens of District 3 have:
-constant dust and dirt being blown and penetrated into their homes, automobiles and other personal belongings;
-been unable to enjoy numerous outdoor activities as they did in the past; and more importantly,
-been forced to breath the dust and dirt that may contain contaminated and hazardous particles, including pesticides and fertilizers from the many years the land was farmed.
The air being breathed by the Citizens of District 3 is not clean and they demand that remedial measures be taken immediately.
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.
16. stop guantanamo
The abuses photographed in Abu Ghraib were universally condemned, but these have not been the last incidents of torture and ill-treatment by US officials. Reports of abuses continue to emerge from Afghanistan, Guantánamo Bay, Iraq and elsewhere.
The US government has conducted reviews and investigations but they have not had the independence or reach necessary. A full, transparent and independent investigation of crimes must take place to ensure accountability for the human rights violations that are alleged to have occurred in US custody, including arbitrary detentions, "disappearances", torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment. Prosecutions must follow such an investigation, to prevent further torture and ill-treatment.
Detainees have been subjected to conditions of prolonged isolation, sleep and sensory deprivation, sexual and other humiliation, mock executions and other threats. To stop these practices, in the name of the "war on terror", call on President Bush to act now.
17. STOP H.R. 1528 !
WHAT'S WRONG WITH H.R. 1528?
Among other things, it:
- Makes the federal sentencing guidelines a system of mandatory minimum sentences through a "Booker-fix" provision.
- Creates new mandatory minimums that further erode judicial discretion.
- Eliminates the safety valve for low-level drug offenders.
- Makes virtually every drug crime committed in urban areas subject to "drug free zone" penalties that carries a five-year mandatory minimum sentence.
- Punishes defendants for the "relevant conduct" of co-conspirators that occurred BEFORE the defendant joined the conspiracy.
As written, H.R. 1528 would:
- Effectively make the federal sentencing guidelines a system of mandatory minimum sentences through a "Booker-fix" provision. This provision forbids judges from departing below the guideline sentence in all but a few cases.
- Make the sale of any quantity of any controlled substance (including anything greater than five grams of marijuana) by a person older than 21 to a person younger than 18 subject to a ten-year federal mandatory minimum sentence.
-Create a new three-year mandatory minimum for parents who witness or learn about drug trafficking activities, targeting or even near their children, if they do not report it to law enforcement authorities within 24 hours and do not provide full assistance investigating, apprehending, and prosecuting the offender.
-Create a new 10-year mandatory minimum sentence for any parent committing a drug trafficking crime in or near the presence of their minor child.
- Mandate life in prison for persons 21 years or older convicted a second time of distributing drugs to a person under 18 or convicted a first time after a felony drug conviction has become final.
- Increase to five years the federal mandatory minimum sentence for the sale of a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school, college, public library, drug treatment facility (or any place where drug treatment, including classes, are held), or private or public daycare facilities - in short, almost anywhere in cities across the U.S.
- Eliminate the federal "safety valve," granting it only when the government certifies that the defendant pled guilty to the most serious readily provable offense (the one that carries the longest sentence), and has "done everything possible to assist substantially in the investigation and prosecution of another person," and would prohibit the federal "safety-valve" in cases where drugs were distributed or possessed near a person under 18, where the defendant delayed his or her efforts to provide substantial assistance to the government, or provided false, misleading or incomplete information.
For these reasons, FAMM opposes H.R. 1528.
We, the undersigned, are calling for the abolition of cruelty to Muscovy Ducks in the State of Florida and asking that they are designated as a Florida Native species.
One of the main reasons the Muscovy duck was brought here several hundred years ago, was to help keep down the mosquito and bug population. There are billions of insects on an acre of land, and the Muscovy ducks are worth their weight in gold at eating mosquitoes and insects; including mosquito larva. They also eat flies, maggots and roaches.
Muscovies do not cause pollution in the water and do not cause algae... they eat it, they do not cause it.
The Muscovy duck is very friendly and loved by many people who take the time to get to know them. There are a lot of lies spread about these ducks. These ducks are not aggressive towards human beings in any way.
They also do not carry diseases. As any living person or creature, ducks can occasionally get ill, just as any bird of fowl can, this does not mean they carry diseases. They are also very clean and take from 3 to 10 baths a day. Their droppings are soft and wash down with a hose very easy, and is also very good fertilizer.
The Muscovy has the nicest character of any of the breeds with a pronounced sense of humour/ very intelligent and head of any escape committee !
"Duck haven" information below:
**** Trappers do NOT relocate. They KILL. They drug them, maim them, and then gas them. Do not believe the ducks are being sent elsewhere
**** Muscovies are not a health hazard. Yes, they may poop on the driveway, but with a little care and patience and a working garden hose, the mess is cleaned up. There has never been a proven incidence where a duck has spread any disease. This is a myth.
**** They are environmentally helpful. They rid our yard of many insects including; mosquitoes and spiders. They also rid out yards of snakes, and small rodents.
**** They've been here in
Florida longer than we have! They settled here over 100 years ago.
We want these friendly ducks to be protected. We want to stop the abuse and killings of the Muscovy Ducks. We want to stop the trappers from abusing and killing the Muscovy Ducks.
We want the Muscovy Ducks to be declared native and be protected.
Egrets have only been here for about 50 years and they are protected, yet the Muscovy has been here for hundreds of years and is not protected. We are asking for the Muscovy Ducks to be a native species in the state of Florida.
On the 31st March 2005-Seven of the International Volunteer Crew members of the Sea Shepherd flagship Farley Mowatt were assaulted by sealers from the sealing ship Brady Mariner.
Eighteen crew members from the Farley Mowatt had crossed a mile of ice to witness and photograph sealers from the Brady Mariner.Eight sealers armed with hakapiks approached and attacked the Sea Shepherd crew.
19 year old Lisa Moises from Germany was slapped in the face and punched in the stomach by one sealer, Another attacked photographer Ian Robichad with a hakapik, striking his camera and hitting him in the side of the head. Adrian Haley was struck in the face. Jonathon Batchlor was punched in the face. Jonny Vasic was hit in the side of the head with a club. Lisa Shalom Of Montreal was struck by a sealer as she took pictures of the assault on her crewmates. When another sealer lifted his hakapik to strike Jonny Vasik's camera, Dr Jerry Vlasak jumped in his way and took the blow across his face.
They were in the process of documenting evidence of a number of violations by sealers on the ice - including kicking seal pups in the face and skinning seals before testing to see if they were dead.
June 10, 2005
We have set up an Independent Inquiry by Sir Michael Lyons to consider the detailed case for changes to the present system of local government funding, including reform of council tax to make it fairer and more sustainable.
The Inquiry will also consider options other than council tax for local authorities to raise supplementary revenue, including local income tax, reform of non-domestic rates and other possible local taxes and charges. The Inquiry is due to report by the end of the year and will make recommendations on any changes that are necessary and how to implement them.
Help with council tax bills is available to people on a low income through Council Tax Benefit (CTB). The Department for Work and Pensions is taking active measures to ensure that people are made aware of CTB and are encouraged to take up their entitlement to what is in effect a council tax rebate.
Alongside CTB for the poorest pensioners, we are helping many more elderly people with their council tax bills. We gave £100 to households with someone 70 or over for 2004/05. In 2005/06 households with someone aged 65 or over will receive £200, unless they are receiving the Pension Credit guarantee. People getting the guarantee element of Pension Credit are already entitled to a 100 per cent rebate on their council tax bills. Households with someone aged 70 or over getting the Pension Credit guarantee will receive £50 to help with living costs.
Our generous grant settlements to local Government, and considered use of our capping powers, have led to an average council tax increase in 2005/06 of 4.1 per cent - the lowest increase in more than a decade - and the second lowest ever.
June 10, 2005
The year on year inflation busting rises in Council Tax causes hardship to the many, but particularly those on low or fixed incomes. With council tax being based on property values, it takes no account of people's ability to pay.
Council Tax can take as much as 30% of the income of a person on a low income and less than 2% of the income of a high earner.
In Australia we receive the SuperBowl broadcast live every year. However we miss one of the key components one the whole experience. The SuperBowl commercials.
As an australian who has lived in the USA and seen the full broadcast I am dissapointed that people here do not get the full show.
Paedophiles are known to be able to access two significant and extensive points of communication that cross local and international boundaries. That is, Freight Forwarding and Ham Radio. These two points of communication provide paedophiles with largely uncontrolled open slather to individuals including information of families business personnel credit card details private home data [dates of birth home addresses and telephone numbers family members number of children where schooled private interests et al] as well as Shipping and Trucking data including access to Customs and Government.
Not realising the dangers of a paedophile in the Freightforwarding business it is open slather for the paedophile as is access to and use of Ham Radio that reaches innocent people with children throughout the world as well as locally in Australia.
I call for Police checks and Bans on paedophiles in these areas vital to human existence, movement and well-being.
March 24, 2004
This petition is in response to a growing concern that the Canadian government is merely paying lip service to the problem of terrorists and terrorist support/logistics in Canada.
In 1995 the then Prime Minister Jean Chretien personally intervened on behalf of a Canadian citizen, Ahmed Said Khadr who was being held in a Pakistani jail on charges relating to the bombing of the Egyptian Embassy in Islamabad. He had moved his family to Afghanistan and befriended Osama Bin Laden yet denied links to terror.
While living with Bin Laden in Afghanistan, they raised money in Canada amongst Muslims who were told they were aiding Afghan orphans. They had their sons trained in Al Qaeda camps to handle guns and explosives. They encouraged them to become martyrs for Islam, even suicide bombers. They nursed their hatred for Americans.
In 2001, in a grotesque family get together, they celebrated with "smiling, laughing" when Al Qaeda-comandeered jets slammed into the World Trade Center and other sites killing 3000 including 23 Canadians. Yet even today years after leaving Canada and five months after Ahmad was killed in a battle with Pakistani troops after being identified as an Al Qaeda founder and financier, his wife Maha finds her Canadian citizenship handy.
Incredibly, from Pakistan she is pressing Ottawa to issue her and her children new passports so they can roam the world armed with their extremist views. One son, Abdul Karim was paralyzed in the battle in Pakistan that killed his father; another, Abdullah, is in hiding in Pakistan; and a third, Omar is in the American detention centre in Cuba as an "enemy combatant" for killing a U.S. Army medic with a grenade. A Daughter, Zaynab, is with the mother.
"We are an Al Qaeda family", a fourth son, Abdurahman, flatly told the Canadian Broadcasting Corp.
He admitted to the Toronto Star he had been "lying to everyone up until this point" about his role in the saga. Upon his release from detention in Cuba, Abdurahman was flown to europe and released. He made his way to Pakistan where he contacted his Canadian relatives. They made an appeal to the Canadian government and once again a Canadian Prime Minister (this time Paul Martin) intervened and made a public statement that if Abdurahman made his way to a Canadian consulate, he would be "welcome" to return to Canada.
These repeated interventions by the Canadian government to help known terrorists holding Canadian citizenship is damaging the credibility of Canada as a nation that can be counted on in the war on terror. In addition these actions are needlessly advertising Canada has a gullible weak link to be exploited by terrorist groups wishing to operate unhindered here.
Thirdly it increases the risk to public safety and implants doubt in the minds of Canadians that the Canadian government is taking a proactive approach to preventing future terrorist attacks on Canadian soil.
The cowardly heads on the United Nations Security Counsel threaten the stability of the Entire Middle East, as well as countless lives of the international coalition bent on rebuilding Iraq, by not supporting the rebuilding process. Not only will they not support any effort to help the coalition help the Iraqis, the UN sends the message to Iraqis and Arabs alike that the allies are the 'enemies'.
Behind this madness sits France, Germany, and Russia, who are bent on protecting there own hidden records of arms shipments to Iraq and lucrative oil deals, instead of doing the right thing. It no longer matters if you supported this war effort, the goal now is to bring peace and stability to the region, and route out the terrorists! The coalition needs help, help the UN won't give! Because of the cowardliness of the UN Security counsel, the following have happened;
2 November: 16 US soldiers die as Chinook helicopter downed
27 Oct: Red Cross and other buildings in Baghdad bombed, more than 30 killed
12 Oct: Baghdad Hotel bombed, six dead
9 Oct: Police station in Baghdad bombed, 10 killed
29 Aug: Mosque near Najaf bombed, dozens dead including Shia Islam's top cleric in Iraq
19 Aug: UN headquarters in Baghdad bombed, 23 killed including head of mission
7 Aug: Jordanian Embassy bombed, 14 killed
The UN was in Iraq for a short time, but withdrew after a Bombing at there headquarters! Remember that peace isn't free, and not let this situation be another Mogadishu! Let us convince the UN that helping Iraq is the right thing to do, which it Is!
Neopets had just recently made it possible in ChatBoards to use a 'code' that lets users have a board, including their screename and their active pet's name. This was reat at first, but soon turned to horror as every other board had this 'code' and people were thinking they were being hacked.
Safe Haven Laws were enacted to stop parents who have concealed their pregnancies from giving birth alone and from discarding the newborn in a dumpster or other dangerous place. There are many names for Safe Haven including Safe Place, Baby Moses Law, Safe Arms for Newborns, Safe Delivery, etc. The children who are abandoned have no way of learning their history when the parent drops them off as they are not required to leave their name or history. If you agree or disagree with this law, leave your name and comments on this difficult issue.
This petition serves to implore you to please consider including Creative Writing courses offered in the English department here at Washington and Lee University as requirements for students wishing to major in English.
As it stands, it is simply unfair to students who wish to concentrate in this area within the major and not be able to have the credit fulfill a requirement for the major. Learning to write well is an important feature of a Washington and Lee education and a special emphasis in the English Department, where all courses involve instruction in writing. While students at Washington and Lee cannot major in writing, it would be appreciated if they could receive credit towards the major for all Creative Writing courses taken and passed at this university.
Some basic research has been undertaken regarding Washington and Lee's peer institutions and it was found that following schools not only offer credit for Creative Writing courses, but also count that credit as requirements for the major:
Vassar College, Smith College, Grinnell College, Wesleyan University, Haverford College, Davidson College, Middlebury College, Bowdoin College, Carleton College
In fact, Middlebury College offers "over twenty different courses a year on various aspects of creative writing: fiction, poetry, playwrighting, screenwriting, and nonfiction." And all courses & credit are counted towards the English major.
Further, "Creative writing is a valued part of the curriculum at Bowdoin."
If these highly selective, well-respected colleges accept credit for the major, why does Washington and Lee not? We, the undersigned, implore you to please reconsider your stand in this regard and to overturn the decision reached by your committee.
Save Millions from Death & Poverty in Iraq & preserve the Liberties of the Free World.
In the aftermath of various terrorist attacks worldwide including attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon and the Bali bombings, we implore the leaders of the United States and the Free world to ensure that justice be served by protecting the innocent citizens of all nations all over the world.
We demand that the leaders of the Free world and the President of the United States maintain the human rights and liberties of all world citizens, promote the civil liberties of all U.S. citizens, and guarantee that attacks on the principles and freedoms of the United Nations Members including the United States will not succeed.
We encourage a thorough investigation of terrorist events before any retaliation.
We call for PEACE and JUSTICE so that Millions in Iraq will be saved from Death & Poverty.
For a fair release of the 'CHICAGO: The Movie' DVD
Stereo. 5.1 & DTS Sound
Subtitles [English, Spanish, French]
Special Features/Bonus Material:
°Behind The Scenes Footage
°"All The Jazz": The Full Musical Numbers, including 'Class' (not on the theatrical release)
°"Chicago: The Evolution: from the Courtroom to the Screen" The History & Story of Chicago, including interviews with Kander&Ebb and the castmembers of the original and revival productions
°Multiple Camera Angles Option and/or
°Alternative Takes of the Musical Numbers
°Cast Interviews Footage
°Music Videos for Anastacia's 'Love Is A Crime' & Queen Latifah, Lil' Kim & Macy Gray's 'Cell Block Tango (He Had It Comin')' [only if they're made]
°Audio Commentary by Rob Marshal (Director), Bill Condon (Screenplay Writer) & The Stars (Zwellenger, Zeta-Jone, Gere, etc)
Huntingdon Life Sciences is Europe's largest vivisection lab. They have labs Situated in Huntingdon (UK),Occold (UK) and in NJ (USA).70,000 animals including dogs,cats,rabbits,monkeys and guinea pigs are imprisoned in poor conditions. All animals will die after suffering horrifically.Drugs and chemicals are pumped into the animals to see the effects but these effects are not the same as with humans.
These experiments are pointless and cruel. HLS has been exposed 4 times with cruelty to animals including beating and shaking puppies. 500 animals die every day. Help stop this cruel prison.