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1. Museum after School

Children in Malta must start museum class as from 5 years old. Now a days, parents work full time and most of them, BOTH! And for single parents it can be worse. We have to involve our grandparents and have NO quality time with our children.

I think that as PRIVATE schools already have the 1 hour per week after school for MUSEUM, also the GOVERNMENT schools should apply this!

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2. SAVE THE ALAMO

The Daughters of the Republic of Texas have done an excellent job in preserving and taking care of the Alamo for the 106 years they have been custodians. The Alamo has been free of charge to visit and no expense to the taxpayers all these years. Most likely the site would have been demolished if the DRT had not stepped in and helped preserve the Alamo. They have preserved the Alamo for generations and for generations to come. Now the State of Texas wants to take over the Alamo, charge admission and have taxpayers pay for the care of the Alamo.

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3. Stop Making Residents Pay for Money Grabbing Barnet Council's Mistakes!

Barnet Council deposited £27.4 million in Glitnir and Landsbanki banks between November 2006 and September 2007 which may never be recovered. A project to replace a railway bridge in Colindale had also run almost two times over budget.

The replacement of two 19th century bridges on Aerodrome Road was estimated to cost £12 million, but Barnet Council papers reveal that the cost climbed to more than £23 million. A report claimed, " the estimate proved grossly inadequate". In 2008, Catalyst, which operates daycare centres and homes for elderly residents, wanted an estimated £8.672 million after making massive losses on its £9m a year contract with the authority. Total about £43 million lost.

No-one seemed particularly accountable and no-one appeared to be blamed. Coincidently, in 2008/9, Barnet Council spent around £2 million refurbishing their offices. This is not "Government cutbacks". This is mismanagement of public funds. Barnet residents are being penalised for the Council's mistakes and excessive pay-offs and bonus schemes. We have lost our Town Hall and Registry Office and now the Library and Museum are under threat.

The planned 100% increase in parking and permit charges at a time of recession is not only an insult to residents and people who work, shop or visit Barnet, it's also an example of what Barnet Council is prepared to do to make US repay it's £43 million debt..TO US!!! We have to make them accountable for their ineptitude.

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4. Save Church Farmhouse Museum

This beautiful old house, which had its 350th anniversary this year, has been a local museum and exhibition centre since 1955.

It has thousands of visitors every year and puts on exhibitions that involve local groups, individuals and most importantly the many different cultures and communities in Barnet.

It is also an important educational resource widely used by schools in the Borough.

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5. List of Supporters to Induct Gram Parsons into Country Music Hall of Fame

It is absolutely mind boggling that the late, great Gram Parsons has not been inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, joining his protege Emmylou Harris who was inducted in 2008. As much as Hank himself, he influenced the form of music he loved most, and created some of its best. GP has exponentially influenced everyone in the field since his tragic death. It's unimaginable that he not be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Cheers, Will James

[NOTE: All info you provide, which is minimal, is entirely safe and secure and will not be given to anyone else (that's why I chose GoPetition). It is safer than putting it on a paper petition. Thanks, Will James]

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6. Save Tarbat Discovery Centre

Update, Oct 2010: In July the Tarbat Discovery Programme was awarded 'Best Project' at the 2010 British Archaeological Awards. In September 2010 the Pictish Monastic site at Tarbat became a National Monument.

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Tarbat Discovery Centre is a Pictish and Local Heritage Museum, at the heart of an Internationally Important Pictish Monastic Settlement, that is now facing impending closure at the end of 2010.

The Centre was opened by HRH The Prince of Wales in 1999 and for 14 years was the subject of the largest excavation of a Pictish site ever undertaken in Scotland. Around 10,000 finds were uncovered during archaeological investigations of the Church and the Monastic site, including one of the earliest and most unique pieces of sculpture ever found in Pictland - a carved Latin Inscription.

The Tarbat Historic Trust was founded to save the Old Tarbat Parish Church from ruin and the discovery of the monastic site secured the future of the building. With the end of the excavations in 2007 we have seen a decline in visitor numbers and, as an Independent Museum, we have also been subject to drastic cuts in local authority funding.

Our soon to be scheduled Nationally Important site will no longer have the incredible depth of interpretation and display that you are able to see at the Centre today.

Although nearly all of the finds from the site are now in the care of the National Museums of Scotland some of the most outstanding displays of Pictish Sculpture and objects which have belonged to this site for more than 1000 years can only remain here because of our Museum.

Please sign our petition and help us to keep our Museum open. We are now an intrinsic part of the history of Scotland.

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7. Save National Media Museum TV Studio

The National Media Museum has decided to cut costs and close it's TV studio, effecting students and professionals alike.

Anyone who uses this studio currently has no where else to go, with the only option being to buy an inferior place to make programmes with inferior equipment.

Since Bradford has recently been awarded City of Film, why would the National Media Museum do this to everyone?

These facilities currently draw students to Bradford University which will no doubt mean a decline in interest in Bradford media production courses.

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8. Create The New Jersey Track And Trace Museum

I am presenting to you a petition in the fight to create a museum in the state of New Jersey that is solely dedicated to preserving trace fossils. Trace fossils include anything from dinosaur footprints, insect trails, prehistoric reptile tracks, plant material, occurrences in nature preserved in rocks, etc.

It has been a dream of mine to create a museum dedicated to this cause for a number of reasons. For one, most of the trace fossils found throughout the state of New Jersey are hidden away in private collections and not visible to the public to see or research. Secondly, the State of New Jersey has done very little in the effort to preserve any of the trace fossils found in New Jersey. And third, dinosaur tracks and other trace fossils are very unique to New Jersey and are actually a very rare fossil that is in need of preservation and recognition as a part of New Jersey's historical past. Through this petition I am hoping to gain support enough where we can raise enough money to at least purchase a facility that is open part time to the public as a nonprofit museum for everyone to enjoy, use for research, and educational purposes.

To date, I have one of the largest collections of dinosaur tracks and trace fossils in New Jersey and would like to donate my collection to this museum if it is lifted off the ground. My collection is larger than the State Museum of New Jersey, and to my knowledge any other university or museum in the state. So with your support we can build a museum for all the public to enjoy. To learn more about the museum please go to:

http://www.freewebs.com/njtntm/

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9. Michael Jackson museum

Michael Jackson is an American musician, entertainer, and businessman. The seventh child of the Jackson family, he debuted on the professional music scene at the age of 11 as a member of The Jackson 5 and began a solo career in 1971 while still a member of the group. Referred to as the "King of Pop" in subsequent years, five of his solo studio albums have become some of the world's best-selling records: Off the Wall, Thriller, Bad, Dangerous and HIStory.

In the early 1980s, he became a dominant figure in popular music and the first African-American entertainer to amass a strong crossover following on MTV. The popularity of his music videos airing on MTV, such as "Beat It," "Billie Jean," and Thriller—credited for transforming the music video into an art form and a promotional tool—helped bring the relatively new channel to fame. Videos such as "Black or White" and "Scream" kept Jackson as a staple on MTV into the 1990s. With stage performances and music videos, Jackson popularized a number of physically complicated dance techniques, such as the robot and the moonwalk. His distinctive musical sound and vocal style influenced numerous hip hop, pop and contemporary R&B artists. One of the few artists to have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice, his other achievements include multiple Guinness World Records—including one for Thriller as the world's best-selling album—13 Grammy Awards, 13 number one singles in his solo career—more than any other male artist in the Hot 100 era—and the sale of over 750 million units worldwide.

Jackson's highly publicized personal life, coupled with his successful career, has made him a part of popular culture for almost four decades. In recent years he has been cited as one of the world's most famous men.

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10. Return Acropolis Marbles Back To Athens

The Parthenon sculptures, known as the "Elgin Marbles", are a huge collection of marble sculptures that were transported to the Great Britain at 1806 from Thomas Bruce, the 7th Earl of Elgin, ambassador in the Othoman Empire from 1799 till 1803.

Because of the Othoman occupation in the land of Greece, he took the approval from the Sultan to take the Parthenon Marbles and send them to UK.

The British Museum of London keeps the marbles in the place of Duveen exhibition. The Acropolis Marbles are stolen for decades ! British people said Greece have no place to place to keep them.

The New Acropolis Museum is the Hellenic answer. So... RETURN THE MARBLES BACK TO THEIR HOMELAND!

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11. Save the London Fire Brigade Museum

The London Fire Brigade Museum is currently under threat of closure. We need people to sign our online petition,to write to the fire brigade to show their support and to join our face book group.

Then points we would like you to raise are the positive aspects of the museum such as education, its links in the national curriculum, our work in fire safety. Any personnel experience you have had of the museum, its staff and collections. This well help show why the museum must stay open.

Please show your support and help this cause by writing to :
Boris Johnson
Mayor of London
Greater London Authority
City Hall
The Queen's walk
More LondonSE1 2AA

Brian Coleman and Navin Shah and Ed Butcher
London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority ( LFEPA)169 Union Street
London SE10LL
Please send your letters to all four politicians.

You can also email the local MPs for Southwark:

Simon Hughes:simon@simonhughes.org.uk,
Harrriet Harman: harmanh@parliament.uk
Tessa Jowell:jowellt@parliament.uk

Or write to them at:
House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA

Thanks

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12. Support the fencing of Redcar Town facilities at the Trunk Rd

As part of the development of Redcar Town JFC, new facilities are being build at the Trunk Rd playing fields. This development includes fencing off the allotted are of the palying fields. However, there is a campaign to stop the fence being erected a the Trunk Road.

The club has contacted Neil Russell, a Redcar Council official, who has confirmed that this is true. Neil is slightly concerned as he has only received negative letters /emails from local residents regarding the erection of the fence.

To counter act this we need to send emails / Letters of support for the fencing, obviously letters from local residents surrounding the Trunk road would be ideal, however support from anyone who will use the site would help support the erection of the fence.

The obvious benefits of the Fence are -

    Promotes safety for children;

    Stops irresponsible dog owners letting dogs foul in areas children will play;

    Stop unsupervised dogs from harassing players and destroying equipment;

    Stops youths on motor bikes riding across pitches when children are playing.

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13. Save the Kid's TIME Children's Museum of Antelope Valley

For 3 years, the Kid's TIME Children's Museum of the Antelope Valley has enlightened the children of the Antelope Valley with over 35 interactive Touch, Imagine, Make and Explore exhibits. It is the only facility of its type within a 100 mile radius. The Museum has hosted over 300 school fieldtrips, 150 birthday parties, and currently carries approximately 350 family memberships.

The Museum is now in danger of closing due to insufficient support from the city.

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14. Save The Oran Z Pan African Black Facts and Wax Museum

This petition is to help save the Oran Z Pan African Black Facts and Wax Museum, 3742 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90008.

A re-development company is seeking to tear down the museum and an African-American owned business that is not in the way of the development and make it a parking lot. Every effort has been made to work with the developer concerning saving the museum and businesses housed at this location to no avail.

Now we are asking for everyone to rally behind the effort to save history, culture and art housed in this museum; as well as the livelihood of the business owner.

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15. Save the Masts at the transmitter site in Warwickshire

An historic trasmitter site in Warwickshire, England has been decommissioned by British telecom (O2). After some 76 years in operation the land is to be sold off for probably housing. We are asking that one of the buildings be saved and used as a museum. We would also like to see one of the huge 820ft masts preserved.

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16. Save The USS America

The USS America Museum Foundation is dedicated to all patriotic Americans and especially to all the men and women that have served proudly in the United States armed forces. A special thanks goes out to the sailors who served on the USS America, throughout her glorious 31 years of service to the greatest nation in the world.

The USS America helped preserve the rights and freedoms all citizens of the United States enjoy. The foundation is dedicated toward preserving the USS America and its long and proud history. The foundation is actively petitioning Congressmen and Senators and the Department of Defense to donate the USS America to the foundation for preservation as a living museum. This will give all Americans the ability to visit and walk through the greatest aircraft carrier to ever sail the seas. The Foundation is actively trying to acquire a port for the use of the USS America. However, the Foundation has recently run in to some problems with acquiring the USS America itself. The DOD has decided instead of allowing the Foundation to use the ship as a living museum, to sell her for scrap.

Please join the Foundation in writing your Congressmen and Senators, letting them know that you think this beautiful ship would serve this nation better as a living museum instead of scrap metal. If the Foundation cannot acquire the ship it will still actively try and preserve as much of the ship and its history as possible. It will try to obtain at least one aircraft of each type that served on the ship and as much other unique items that were on the ship.

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