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1. Boycott the Moonpad

This petition is for the 20 bands involved in the Psycho Babe Carnival on Friday, June 13th 2014 who never got paid.

Derrick Knight, owner of the Moonpad Hostel in Boyle Heights, CA, has a serious problem saying no to people. When I first approached him in February about this renting the place for this carnival 6 months from then, he asked me to book little shows there on Sundays in the mean time. I had many questions about direct payment for those bands and cutting us a great deal for the carnival, he said yes to all of them, and only the very first Sunday were they all met. I asked him if the backyard would be organized and cleaned before my event because it was completely crowded with dangerous piles of trash and broken sharp objects. He said yes to that, but my associate Kasey Proudfoot and I had to spend 4 hours getting black and bloody cleaning that all out ourselves the day before. I asked him if he had permits for live music and drinking, he said yes to everything.

Then when the carnival came, he not only said yes to me about reserving rooms and beds for my carnival-goers, but also said yes to every traveler who came through the door that week, leaving no beds for my carnival-goers and even rented out the tiny VIP area (now just an air mattress on the floor) to an unsuspecting traveler in front of me.

He told me I could have bands play music for 20 hours straight, but also told a man he rented a studio to situated directly in front of the stage that he could turn off the electricity if the noise bothered him.

He responded to my emailed contracts affirmatively, although he claims to not remember, and counted the money with us which we put it back into his cash register in front of him, and also does not remember that. He admits to accepting and ingesting some LSD the night of the carnival, which may account for his forgetfulness. He says there is surveillance footage of the working of the cash register for the whole night and every day since then, although I have not gotten to see it. This footage would show him convincing me and my door people to put the money into his cash register, him renting out absurd spaces in this unhealthily over-crowded hostel to unsuspecting travelers (to whom he did not explain there was an all-night show going on) all night as well as drink tickets for the bar and tickets for the show on credit card, me cleaning up all the mess from the party and repetitively coming to him asking him to pay the bands in front of me and saying "yes", once again, but never doing so.

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2. Ban The Umbrella Rig

Umbrella rigs, such as the Alabama Rig, are considered illegal in many states. They are not considered a single lure tied to a line, but multiple lures and/or hooks.

An umbrella rig is defined as an array of more than three artificial lures or baits (with or without hooks) used by a single rod and reel combination. FLW's rule #12, "Permitted fishing methods" states...Fishing is defined as having A LURE attached to a line and a rod and reel with THE LURE in the water.

The use of this MULTI LURE rig completely compromises the integrity of professional bass fishing and creates many other possible negative issues for the sport down the road.

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