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1. Against proposed elimination of Korean communication specialist

Since the 1980s, Montgomery County Public Schools in Maryland (MCPS) has provided Korean language (in addition to Spanish, French, Chinese, and Vietnamese) translation service for thousands of Korean students and their families.

Key information such as official documents, emergency announcements, curriculum guides, parent guides, email newsletters, and television programs are created by MCPS to inform parents and promote student academic success, 21st century skills, and social emotional well-being.

The proposed Fiscal Year 2015 MCPS budget includes elimination of the single Korean communication specialist that translates school system messages for the Korean community. We CANNOT let this happen!
한국 학부모님께 눈과 귀가 되고 있는 한국어 번역 서비스를 살립시다.

1980년 초부터 Maryland 주의 Montgomery County Public Schools(MCPS)에서는 한국어 번역 서비스를 수만 명의 한국학생과 부모님들을 위해 제공하고 있습니다. 학교와 교육부에서 제공하는 중요한 문서와 안내, 총기사건과 바이러스가 유행했을 때와 같은 다양한 비상상황을 신속하게 알리는 비상시 안내문, 커리큘럼 안내와 학부모님을 위한 안내서, 학생 학과목 안내와 학교와 교육구 프로그램 안내, 이메일로 제공되는 뉴스레터와 TV 방송 등 교육구의 중요한 정보를 한국어로 번역하여 제공하여 이를 통해 학생들이 성공적으로 학업을 이수하고 21세기의 필요한 사회, 정서적으로 건강한 학생으로 성장할 수 있도록 도움을 주고 있습니다.

오는 2015 새 회계연도 MCPS 예산에 한국어 서비스를 없애자는 안이 상장되어 교육위원회에서의 통과를 기다리고 있습니다.
그렇게 되면 Montgomery County 공립학교에서 웹사이트를 포함한 모든 한국어 번역이 사라지며 통역 서비스를 확장하려는 노력도 물거품이 되고 맙니다. 여러분의 도움이 필요합니다.

여러분의 목소리를 교육위원회와 교육감이 들을 수 있도록 진정서에 서명해주세요.

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2. SONE and ELF Peace

We all know that Super Junior and Girls' Generation have a wonderful relationship between them, but their fans, SONE and ELF not.

They fight if they don't win the award, when a Suju member or a Soshi member talk to each other, but the one who started the fanwar are the TROLLS. So please, can't we just stop the war and start our relationship new?

And anyways, all other people hear always bad things about out relationship and it is bad for us too, they don't want to join the fandom because they hear they fight a lot...

Don't you want to fight together? SM entertainment together? Super Generation together? You all know that Super Junior and Girl's Generation are the most successful k-pop group, but when we work together we will be unreachable.

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3. CLOSE DOWN MBC's "WE GOT MARRIED"!!

First of all I never liked the idea of television 'forging' fake marriages, it's like spitting to the face of that sacred ceremony.

As an avid fan of the Korean Wave I'll be staying true to myself and say that I'm deeply AGAINST the show!!! Why?? I'm outraged by the fact that they're using Idols! Idols who are known to be loved by a lot of kids, teenagers and young adults because those are their target markets. I don't care if this sounds weird but because of the show it has DESTROYED the fantasy of our generation!!! Hearts from different countries got broken!!

I hate the way it's scripted, they shouldn't play with feelings and emotions that way!! Actually i would rather have those otp's within kpop groups to preserve the imagination. So if you are one of the thousands that dislikes the show please join me in this petition to show how mush we are AGAINST it and prevent other idols/artists into entering the show.

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4. SHINEE fans in the UAE!!

The petition is made to see how many SHINEE fans there are in Dubai and to show SHINEE that we support them. Plus, we want them to come here and make a concert!

Shinee (샤이니, stylized as SHINee, pronounced /ˈʃaɪniː/ "shiny") is a contemporary R&B South Korean boy band. Formed by SM Entertainment in 2008, they made their debut on May 25, 2008 on SBS's Popular Songs with their promotional single, "Noona Neomu Yeppeo (Replay)" ("누난 너무 예뻐 (Replay)", lit. "Older Girl, You're So Pretty (Replay)"). The group consists of Onew, Jonghyun, Key, Minho, and Taemin. Since their debut, Shinee has won numerous awards.

They have also starred in their own reality show based on their song, "Noona Neomu Yeppeo (Replay)". Shinee is considered to be a fashion icon having started the "Shinee Trend".

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5. Bring more Korean bands to Europe

Over the years, there have been a large amount of bands that have originated from Korea. All being very popular outwith their own country. Sadly though, it has been impossible for a large sum of their fans, never being able to witness them in a live atmosphere, unless they travel around the world just to be a part of it.

This is unfair and there should be some form of way that fans from around the world, may also enjoy the experience of seeing some of their favourite bands.

This petition is to say that we believe bands should be given more of a right in order to travel to countries outwith which they originated from.

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6. Change UI Language With the Udea Expert 300W

The Udea Expert 300W is a Korean "E-Dictionary" with many features, and looks like a perfect little device, especially for studying.

Sadly it is only available in Korean UI (user interface), this would be very easy to change, as it is only software related. It seems strange as an online dictionary to be only available in one language.

Please sign, even if you do not one yourself.

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7. Arirang TV Back In Sky Cable's Silver Plan

For the past nine years since Sky Cable had included Arirang TV in its roster of cable channels in 1999, Philippine viewers have been enjoying and learning about the Korean culture through the variety of shows they offer.

Since 2006, Sky Cable had removed Arirang TV from its channel listing offered in their basic Sky Silver Plan available at PhP 680.00 , and moved it to the premium Platinum Plan offered at PhP 2020.00. Because of this, Philippine Arirang TV viewers are left with no option but to upgrade their plans to a more expensive one should they want to continue watching Arirang TV.

Arirang TV is the only Korean TV station with a multi-lingual format, with Korean shows translated or subtitled in different languages (Russian, Arabic, Chinese, Bahasa, Spanish, Vietnamese and English).

By signing this petition, you are supporting the cause of the Philippine Arirang TV viewers in their endeavor to bring Arirang TV back to the channel listing of Sky Cable's basic Sky Silver Plan so that everyone can enjoy the viewing pleasures - both entertaining and informative- of Arirang TV in a much affordble cost.

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8. Help Korean Animals

Pleese help STOP dog and cat eating in Korea!

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9. The Treatment of Dogs and Cats in Korea

The Treatment of Dogs and Cats in Korea.

Should the brutal treatment and death of a dog or cat concern us more than if the same were done to a cow, or a sheep, or a chicken. It shouldn't, but animals that the "Western world" looks upon as companion animals are treated very differently in Korea.

Many Koreans still believe that if one eats dog meat from dogs that have been tortured to death, it will make them more sexually active. The marketing of dog meat as a health food was initiated and perpetuated by the dog meat dealers to keep their billion dollar businesses going. The rationale behind savagely beating a dog to death lies in the primitiveness that when a dog is beaten they produce high levels of adrenaline hence the selling of their meat as a kind of "natural" viagra for impotence and vitality!

This adrenaline rush is achieved by hanging dogs from ropes on trees and leaving them to slowly strangle to death, and then while still alive, their fur is blowtorched off.

Cats do not hold any position of affection in Korean society. They are not eaten as dogs are but many attempts have been made to eradicate them, not by humane methods, but rather by beating the animals to death in sacks or, in some cases, boiling them alive in large pressure cookers to supply the insatiable demand for another "herbal" remedy - although clearly animals do not fall into this category.

The Korean government does not enforce its animal welfare laws so people make an assumption that farming dogs, slaughtering them and selling their meat is legal. It is not. The sale and cooking of dogs is illegal under Korea's food and sanitation laws.

Imagine being thrown into a cage full of other dogs. A cage so small there's no room to move and let alone stand. A cage so cramped there is no way you can get water or food .. assuming it was even provided to you. One day you are transported in the cage to a dog market.. your last journey, although you don't realise it.

You're pulled out of the cage by a rope tied around your neck and then held by that rope and beaten over and over again on the head with a metal stick...you're bruised, bleeding and concussed. you have no idea what fate has in store for you...you see a man approaching with a long stick..he jabs it into your side, you a feel a wave of electricity surge through your body. you're jabbed over and over again until your last grasps of air are extinguished from your body..

The dead, limp carcass of the dog is then transported again by motorcycle to the processing factory where eager purchasers look out for what they'll put on their dinner table tonight.

The lifeless body is dragged out of the cage and dumped into a huge pot of boiling water amongst other helpless dogs who have received the same fate. The pot is a machine with a fast whirlpool action that spins round and round to remove the fur off the tortured dog.

Once the fur has been removed (a delicacy in itself), the dog is scorched using a blowtorch. The process is now finally complete. The dog now, bearing little resemblance to anything other than a slab of meat is transported back to the shop...

Now, imagine being thrown into sack, pounded against the ground and thrown into a pot of boiling water - trying to scramble out of a pain that singes your body, only to be pushed back under water until you finally lose consciousness.

The pot is a large pressure cooker used to liquefy cats to produce a tonic unfoundedly believed to cure rheumatism and a variety of other ailments.

Now stop imagining. This is not fiction. This is real. What you have just read happened to over 2,600,000 dogs and cats in Korea last year...and if nothing is done, it will happen to over 2,600,000 dogs and cats in Korean again this year.

In fact, the torturing you've just imagined is only a fraction of the cruelty that occurs to dogs and cats in Korea. Cultural myth dictates that dog and cat meat/soups are cures for various ailments and that the more adrenalin you can circulate through an animal's body during its last moments of life ie through making the death a more painful and gruesome one, makes the meat 'taste better'. This encourages dog farmers to enhance the suffering of the dogs...a killing that is devoid of any humanity.

Korean culture as with many other Asian cultures embraces the condemning practice of slaughtering animals for their own consumption, regardless of how the animal suffers in the process. The distinction between the killings in the East and the killings in the West is that the West follow stricter guidelines as to the method of slaughtering and are more heavily regulated by Animal Welfare Laws.

In 1984, the Korean Ministry of Health did outlaw the sale of dog meat, however has done very little, if anything to enforce a law that was only introduced to satisfy the public outcry at the time.

We need to do something to raise the awareness of people living in these countries to a level where they think twice about the validity of their traditions and the means adopted to satisfy them. We need to challenge the way that Koreans currently view their companion animals and force the government to take a more proactive stance against these cruel death sentences.

Source: Korea Animal Protection Society (KAPS)

WHAT YOU CAN DO:
Please write a letter to the Korean government officials below to take a more active stance in fulfilling their governmental responsibilities in enforcing a law they have already introduced and thereby prosecute people who sell and slaughter cats and dogs for human consumption.

Korea is holding the World Cup next year and will therefore suffer greatly if they are seen to be treating their companion animals without humanity or regard for their welfare. We HAVE to put pressure on the Korean government to clean up their act now or else face international condemnation when the spotlight's on them during the World Cup. For the 2,600,000 plus dogs and cats in Korea awaiting their fate on death row.we owe it to them to put pen to paper and give up 5 minutes of our time to make a difference in this world.

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10. South Koreans, Save the Whales!

By the 1970s, commercial whaling had caused 8 out of the 10 great whale species to be commercially extinct. The International Whaling Commission's (IWC's) ban on commercial whaling went into effect in 1986. Since then, pro-whaling countries have been trying to lift the ban and continue to kill whales by using exceptions to the ban.

Most species of whales are still endangered and there is no humane way to kill a whale. Whales suffer horrible and often prolonged deaths due to brutal and unreliable killing methods used by whalers. They also suffer from being caught in fishing nets of commercial fisheries targeting other species. Instead of making an effort to safely release them, they are brought onboard to die and to be sold for human consumption.

The annual IWC meeting will be held in Ulsan, South Korea in 2005. South Korea has voted against protecting whales. Please sign this petition to let your government know that South Koreans care about whales and about animal welfare and want them to vote in favor of protecting these magnificent animals.

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11. Change U.S. Policy to Save North Korean Refugee Children in China

This Petition was started to lobby for the change of prohibitive U.S. Policy that makes it virtually impossible for North Korean refugees, in particular the young orphaned children, who are currently living in fear and hiding in China, to seek asylum and resettlement in the U.S. Countless thousands of these young children live on the streets under the constant threat of hunger, exploitation, abuse, arrest and repatriation. Recent crackdowns by the Chinese, who treat these refugees as illegal aliens, have worsened the situation, and immediate action is critical to saving these fragile lives.

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