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Shamrez Ali Wasim, 27, used a knife or scissors to attack the three-week-old Staffordshire bull-terrier cross in Newsome. The animal was left “screaming” in agony as its right ear hung by a thread.
Knowledge is power.
Easy, fast-access information is the key to bringing equal power to a populace that all need knowledge on current events, medicine, arithmetic and other things to survive and thrive. Easy access to knowledge has turned our world into more of a global consciousness than it has ever been.
The control of knowledge, or the restriction of knowledge and information has always given power to the wrong people. During the dark ages, when the catholic church wanted people to only believe what they told them to believe, they would destroy books and documents from civilizations all over the world so that nothing could question their doctrine.
Governments - your government, our government, every government, also benefit from the control of information because they can convince people to vote the way they want and to quietly comply to demands that without important knowledge, no one would know enough about their own human rights to question. A lot of times more elite members of society - the rich, the politically connected, those who have the most to gain by selling commercial ideas instead of information or connections to humanity - have used restrictions on knowledge and bombardment of twisted information to get what they want out of the poorer populace. An informed citizen gets their information from multiple sources and scrutinizes it heavily.
As a generation with the internet we have the option to access instant uncensored information, which is something that no generation has previously had, and something that governments don't want anyone to have if it means it can threaten their absolute power to make decisions for a populace, whether that populace is willing or not.
Governments all over the world including China, Russia, and the United States are trying to either censor or control content or access to content on the internet.
Here in the "land of the free" it started with SOPA ( "Stop Online Piracy Act") and PIPA ("PROTECT IP Act").
SOPA and PIPA were bills proposed by Congress in the guise of stopping online piracy by giving the attorney general of the United States authority to command internet service providers to shut down Domain Name Server records that point people to a site, and force Google and other search engines to shut down links to sites that the attorney General expresses official disapproval of. This was proposed so that the United States could prevent people from pirating movies, music, and other goods with copyrights belonging to corporations or businesses, meant to be sold for their profit only. However, the ability to command a website be taken down and access to information be cut off had widespread censorship implications, so activists started petitions, took to the streets, and demanded that Washington drop both bills.
So the government, instead of respecting the demand for access to uncensored and unrestricted information, decided it needed to regroup and try another tactic.
That's where the FCC, the Federal Communications Commission, comes in. While claiming to be working towards Net Neutrality, the FCC proposed, then passed rules saying service providing companies can charge content providers for faster access to their sites, potentially creating "fast lanes" and "slow lanes" on the internet, which would ensure that poor people or new businesses will receive less traffic if they aren't able to pay fees for faster access for their potential customers.
Internet users and activists reacted about the same way as they did to SOPA and PIPA.
In response, Democratic lawmakers proposed a bill that would stop the FCC from allowing ISP providers from creating "fast lanes" and "slow lanes" on the internet by charging for speed of access, but the bill neglects to address the issue of anyone claiming authority over the internet, something that belongs to the entire populace that participates in its constant creation, in the first place.
So, we've come up with a proposal of our own, to declare uncensored and unrestricted access to the internet a universal human right, and to declare the internet a collective-belonging, which means that no person or entity, whether government or corporate, has the right to declare authority over it in the first place.
Police in Eugene plan to do a no option blood check setup on the 4th of July this year. I see this as unconstitutional.
No one should be allowed to hold down a human and take there blood without permission from that individual.
The United States soccer team needs some support if it is to beat Germany and advance to the elimination rounds at this years world cup, and the team will continue to benefit from support after that.
The President attending a game would be a huge moral booster, and would help propel our team to victory.
Staff Sgt. Michael J. Sutter passed away at the very young age of 28 on December 26, 2003 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom.
As many of you know, Mike was raised in Tinley Park, Illinois. Where his parents still reside.
Starting at a very young age and for many years, Mike participated in Judo classes taught by his father John at The Tinley Park- Park District.
Mike was responsible for bringing home to the Park District, many trophies from his accomplishments in Judo competitions.
The entire Sutter family was devoted to the sport and to the park district. They made every team-member feel like they were apart of their family.
The dedication that they have shown to the Park District through the Judo program is remarkable.
I can remember John & Judy piling the whole Judo team in their van and personally driving them to competitions, making sure no one was left behind.
They would travel to compete near and far. From little Tinley Park all the way to New York. Bringing home many, many trophies and making Tinley proud.
Mike graduated from Andrew High School and moved on to attend Moraine Valley College.
Mike was so enthusiastic about protecting others and his community, he was taking Law Enforcement Classes with the goal of becoming a police officer.
Mike was a loyal roll model to many.
The military was Mike's life and passion. Mike joined the Army in 1994, less than a year after graduating from Andrew.
After serving our Country for eight lengthy years in the Army, Mike decided to give even more and serve in the National Guard.
Mike wanted to take his bomb defusing experience and skills, he learned while in the Army, to assist the National Guard.
On December 26, 2003 Michael ended up making the ultimate sacrifice for our country, defending our freedom....his life.
Leaving behind both of his parents, John and Judy, his brothers John and Steve and his sister Angie.
"Just another day in the office" as Mike would often say, on Dec. 26th while in Baqubah, Iraq., the day after Christmas, when many of us are at home playing with Christmas presents and enjoying family time, Mike was killed trying to disarm a homemade explosive device.
Mike was using a robot to defuse one bomb, then tried to do the same with another bomb but couldn’t get to it with the robot. He tried to defuse it manually and was a foot away when it detonated.
Mike's siblings have gone on to have children that he would be the proud uncle of. Unfortunately, his Nieces and Nephews will only know him by stories and pictures.
Tinley Park lost one of Our own when Mike died. Many of us know Mike will never be forgotten. But has he been Honored by Tinley Park in an deserving manner?
Many cities and towns all across American show tribute to their hometown Heroes by dedicating parks in their honor.
I can't think of a more suitable tribute to honor and remember Mike then by having a TP, Park dedicated and named after OUR fallen solider.
Imagine, how proud Mike's brothers and sister could feel bringing his nieces and nephews to the Michael J Sutter Park.
It is well overdue that Tinley Park substantiates to Mike's parents that their Son's sacrifice, and the sacrifice their family has made, will never be forgotten by their community.
I invite you to help demonstrate to the TP Park District that many people feel the same way.
Please sign The Michael J Sutter Park Petition to show your support to not only OUR Fallen Soldier, but to his entire family, all his friends and the generations to come.
Dancesafe is a non profit organiztion focused on harm reduction and safety within the music community.
Our goal is to let the larger venues see the need for our services and how we can help the scene returm to its beautiful culture.
We can supply information cards, condoms, ear plugs, stickers, and anything else you can imagine.
More info at www.dancesafe.org
Thanks for dropping by. This is a petition web-site for Strawberry Panic 2. It has been 8 years since Strawberry Panic aired in Japan. But even after all those years it is capable of getting new fans every day.
So most of the fans were dissapointed with the ending from Strawberry Panic, including me. I was asking myself: "And now? That was it? What will happen to Tamao and to Nagisa? Will they still remain friends? What about Rijouko and Shizuma? What happens to Shizuma when she graduates and Nagisa is still in St. Miator? So many questions are left unanswered.
And everyone is asking the same: "Will there be a second season?" Unfortunately this hasn't happened until today.
Many petitions from various fans around the world were held. But somehow it seems that the one who held this petition forgot about it.
I am here to change that. I will collect as many signs as I can get than I will send it to Madhouse. And I am not alone. We also have an official web-site were you get all the news.
In 1985 the RCMP wanted a service road to be built to and along Wreck Beach. This would have destroyed the very beach it was meant to serve. The Wrech Beach preservation Society started a petition, without benefit of internet or social media and were still able to collect 12,144 Signatures against the road in less than 44 days. The signatures were from all over the world, but 83% of them were from the Lower Mainland, and 150 countries were also represented.
Since then subsequently in August of 1985 the Vancouver board of Parks and Recreation unanimously turned down the RCMP proposal. Police have patrolled the beach with the GVRD Rangers on a regular basis. One year recently they lined up in oppressive rows behind beach users for hours at a time, which put a damper on the free-spirited nature of Wreck Beach. They along with the GVRD, have also implemented a ban on Wreck Beach users being able to enjoy sunsets from the beach.
People are asked to leave before sunset instead of being allowed to stay for the after-glow which is 30 minutes after sunset. The Tent although well meaning would be seen as another repressive step instead of the intended community building that it’s meant to represent.
The NZRU is using the $ and facilities as the reason why the AB's have not and can not play in Samoa. They are our neighbours, outside of NZ they are AB's biggest supporters.The AB's have benifited multiple times from players who's heritage is Samoa, be it that they were born in NZ or Samoa. Yet the NZRU made a profit of $2.9million last year.
If our guys can play in Japan and America against lower ranked countries, it is an insult that the islands are ingnored. Rugby in all the island countries have all been ignored by NZ.
Samoa needs to be acknowledged, as our neighbour, and the nation that has given us the likes of Vi'inga Tuigamala, Julian Sevea, Tana Umanga, Victor Vito and SBW, along with many many more. Without whom, the All Blacks would not be who they are in world rugby.
Punjab is a holy place and gives massage of peace and happiness to the world. Our Sikh Gurus have taught us the ways to live the life, which is free from 5 bad elements (kaam, krodh, lobh, moh and hankaar). And all these elements are aggravated by liquor. So lets us make our holy Punjab, holy again.
There are millions of people in Punjab, who earn very small daily and spend most of it on buying liquor. Their families go un-privileged. As per the latest Indian statics, Punjab is number 1 state in liquor consumption.
Que ce soit en tant que citoyen, parent, chef d’entreprise, représentant politique ou technologue, nous devons remettre en question, de temps à autre, notre façon de dépenser et d’investir notre argent. De nos jours, nous devons tous faire des choix financiers difficiles et ne travaillons-nous pas dans un domaine où il y a régulièrement des restrictions budgétaires? Je crois, dans cette même optique, qu’il est grand temps que nos administrateurs de l’OTIMROEPMQ fassent preuve de cette même rigueur financière à laquelle nous sommes tous confrontés; individuellement et collectivement.
Une semaine de salaire pour acquitter notre droit de pratique, c’est trop!
Namibian women and children experience widespread violence (e.g., sexual, physical, psychological, murder, etc.) more than any country in the world. Well over 1,565 were murdered in a period of 5 years in Namibia, according to Namibian police sources. Turning Namibia into a KILLING FIELDS! According to the World Health Organization as of Dec 2013, 33% of women experience physical or sexual violence by a partner, and 38% of all murders committed against women come from their intimate partners. Furthermore, 45% of adolescent girls experience forceful rape.
Fellow friends of Namibia, citizens of Namibia, and concern citizens of the world, please support us by way of signing this petition. We are petitioning the National Assembly (NA) to introduce a Public GBV Bill (Legislation/Act) that will protect women and children against violence. NA is the highest lawmakers' chamber that initiates and approves laws in the country of Namibia.
We are Namibian Agents of Change (NAC), a community of agents of change that petition decision makers and elected officials on issues that significantly impact our lives. Members of NAC introduce, vote on predominant issue, discuss and debate on the voted issue while providing solutions, and finally petition decision makers. Our goal is to hold elected officials and decision makers RESPONSIBLE and ACCOUNTABLE for their actions and decisions, which will result in small-positive changes for all and make Namibia globally competitive.
Thank you in advance for your signing this petition and sharing the word.
P.S. Signers can nominate to be recorded as "anonymous." Your e-mail address will not be displayed on this petition web-site.
Please sign this petition for better care of the elderly in NHS care. Save Barnet Hospital More funding!! More Nurses! More Lives Saved!!
Her name was Chloe Valentine, and she was 4 years old!
During January 2012, Chloe Valentine was tortured and killed by the 2 people entrusted to love her, care for her, protect her and provide her a safe & happy home.
Over 4 days, Chloe Valentine, a 4 year old child, was forced to ride a 50 kilogram motorbike over and over and over, while Ashlee Jean Polkinghorne and Benjamin Robert McPartland sat video recording, what was to be, a very terrified, 4 year old Chloe's slow and torturous death. Laughing, as they watched Chloe crash into objects and repetitively being thrown from the motorbike, until such time little Chloe was knocked unconscious (day 4).
Little Chloe was left lying for hours, slowly dying from her horrific injuries. Google searches and Facebook accounts were checked, before '000' was finally called. Chloe Valentine's injuries were so severe that some of her family members were unable to recognize her tiny bruised and swollen body.
For their heinous crimes and treatment of this innocent child, Ashlee Jean Polkinghorne and Benjamin Robert McPartland, received a 4 year and two month non-parole jail term, out of a mere 7 years in total.
Playdom is the originator of one of the most popular hidden object games of all time - Gardens of Time. In 2010, Playdom was purchased by Disney Interactive. Playdom is Disney Interactive’s “ social games division producing games for Facebook, iOS, Android, and other emerging social and mobile platforms."
The March 2014 downsizing by Disney Interactive has placed Gardens of Time at a virtual standstill, discontinued the popular pay for ‘Inner Circle’ and has left in particular a great deal of speculation and concern by thousand upon thousands of gamers on Playdom , Facebook and other venues that Gardens of Time will be canceled.
From the beginning of Gardens of Times introduction, the game quickly became an almost viral hit on Facebook and on Playdom and while the “over 50” crowd is the games bread and butter, the human interest in the game’s popularity is why the old, the young, and the in-between love and play the game. The diversity of players is as vast as the world is different and subsequently transcends any language barrier.
This petition is to “Save Gardens of Time” and represents players of Gardens of Time not just on Facebook, but on Playdom.com and any Disney operated venue across the globe which offers the game. Each signer of this petition may make their own individual statement
On March 12, 1999, Eric Wayne Boyd, along with his brother Nathan Lee Boyd, brutally murdered Joseph Daniel "Danny" Sledge at The Galley restaurant in Florence, AL. On April 20, 2001, Eric was sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole for Felony Murder.
As of March 15, 2014, Eric has been incarcerated for 15 years for his role in this heinous crime (2 years in local custody and 13 years in state prison). Danny was stabbed multiple times, beaten, and robbed by Eric and his brother Nathan for a reported $600 and a weekend of drugs and partying. 15 years is hardly a punishment for the crime committed against Danny and his family and friends.
The parole date has been set for April 30, 2014.
Il apparaît du plus récent rapport sur les flux de paiement et des recettes minières guinéennes que seulement 13% des recettes minières sont transférées vers les préfectures, les CRD et les collectivités locales en Guinée. Les 87% de nos recettes minières sont destinées à un fonds dit "fonds d'investissement minier" dont la structure institutionnelle et le mode fonctionnement sont totalement opaques. Nul ne sait donc où sont et comment sont utilisés 87% de nos recettes minières. Ceci est un scandale.
L'opacité dans la gestion de nos recettes minières est un scandale pour nous, et ce fut une déception pour les experts de l'Association pour le Développement International (ADI) et du FMI qui affirment, dans la plus récente note consultative sur la Guinée, qu'ils sont DÉÇUS de la lenteur du gouvernement Guinéen à répondre aux exigences du Processus de Kimberley et de l'Initiative pour la Transparence dans les Industries Extractives (ITIE).
La Transparence et la bonne gestion de nos recettes minières est une condition indispensable pour mettre un terme à la corruption, garantir la bonne gouvernance, et assurer une contribution positive de l'exploitation de nos ressources minières dans le développement de la Guinée.
Drake’s apology for autism joke is sadly incomplete. On the upside, they turned what could have been just another media shamewalk into a true example of learning from a mistake, and accepting responsibility with grace. Did they? It takes a man to apologize for making a mistake. However, there's a difference between apology and making amends. It is not like this statement was just said out loud. It was recorded on an album that went though many people who heard these offensive lyrics, yet no took pause to raise up and say no, bad idea.
Facebook shows Drake to have 32 million followers, a net worth of 35 million dollars. These lyrics not only hurt people who must live through and with Autism, but it also influences more negative stigma these people (especially children) don't deserve. Drake, you influence millions of people, it is your responsibility to influence them correctly.
Take responsibility for your actions and use your influence to benefit the community you damaged with your hurtful and thoughtless lyrics on a song that could have been avoided.
The Mighty Lobo Band of Cisco, Texas does not have the privelidge of having an actual class period (within school hours) for a Jazz Band class. We are forced to practice after school hours, which is on our own time, for upcoming contests.
There is simply not enough time able to be spent in this manner. Moreover, not all students of the current makeshift jazz band are able to stay at the school in order to practice for the events at all, forcing us to choose possibly two days out of the week for practice. We need an elective class within school hours in which jazz band students can practice altogether.
If we can get a class period during school hours, we can attend contests more confidently, and have a greater chance of placing high against other jazz bands in the region, thus reflecting greatly upon Cisco High School.
Justin Bieber has done many good things here in America. He has supported multiple Charities and foundations which include but are not limited to Alzheimer’s Association, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, City of Hope, Cure Duchenne, Food Bank For New York City, Give Back Hollywood Foundation, Grammy Foundation, It Gets Better Project, Jumpstart, KaBoom, Musicians on Call, Pencils of Promise, Red Cross, Usher’s New Look Foundation.
You can find more information on this at www.looktothestars.org/celebrity/justin-bieber Justin Bieber may not be perfect, but who is? He worth having in America.
Justin Bieber is a good individual who deserves a second chance. Justin Bieber took time on Valentines day to visit a 6 year old child with a rare form of cancer. He flew her and her family to New York and spent two hours with them. You can read more about this at www.digitaljournal.com/article/319702
Justin often visits children from the make a wish foundation, where they help children with terminal illnesses. He visited a school that supports homeless children in Las Vegas and donated $100,000 to them for school supplies and food. He also donated an additional $100,000 for toys for the kids not only did he donate to the school but he performed an acoustic of “Under the Mistletoe”.
You can read about this and so much more on www.march1st.tumblr.com. He has done so much to help people not only here in America, but also in other countries too. He is an great asset to the United States of America.
If I were to write about all of the inspiration, and love and compassion he has shown towards his fans then this request would be endless. He has been a blessing to many people lives and his music has touch many many lives for the good.
I believe he deserves a second chance.
Sarah's Scars is a sfx make up business whose page got shut down by facebook, and facebook changed the page to a like page and sent a broken link which was meant to contain all photographs.
For many years, holiday companies have been ripping off families wanting to have a holiday, by hiking prices up during school holidays by as much as 40%. This petition has been set up to run along aside the e-petition for this subject to be debated in parliament.
The situation is now untenable, as schools are now fining parents if their child is taken out of school and prosecutions are happening. Soon there will be no such thing as a family holiday as many simply can not afford the prices.
Family holidays should be protected. I want people to vote with their feet and not book a holiday until we get the holiday companies to listen.
This petition will be copied and given to all the big holiday companies in the hope that we show them, we mean business.
Les membres de l'association Avife/Reseau Wassila appellent toutes les Algeriennes et tous les Algeriens a exprimer leur indignation en signant cette petition relative au sort fait a une jeune femme Camerounaise.
Cette jeune femme se retrouve confrontee a une situation que nous-Etat et Societe-aurions denoncee avec vigueur si elle avait concerne une jeune emigree algerienne, africaine ou asiatique dans un pays europeens.
Le fait que ce type de violence soit possible dans notre pays est intolerable! Cette jeune femme est une victime qui n'est pas reconnect comme telle, elle subit une atteinte supplementaire du fait d'une institution algerienne, l'expulsion,alors que la relaxe de son agresseur designe une collusion d'interet que nous ne pouvons admettre.
En l'affaire l'appareil d'Etat se met au service d'une aggression sexuelle mettant en crise toute legitimite morale du Droit algerien .
Funding from the Town of Kingston would help subsidize medically necessary services to residents not supported by private insurance, public insurance, state or grant funds. Diagnosed with a variety of mental illnesses, including depression, anxiety, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), these individuals can and do recover with the appropriate services provided by Seacoast Mental Health Center.
In FY 2013, we provided 1,614 hours of service to 176 residents from the Town of Kingston.
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!!
Cops are not above the law, but it seems most think they are. I'm talking simply on traffic violations. Not stopping fully at a stop sign. Running red light with their lights are on and never going to a call. Even the simple turn signal.
We feel that officers need to set the standard for citizens on following the laws. Ultimately I would like to start a program that catches officers on duty not following traffic laws. And issue them a ticket.
The United States government should endorse in the production, development, and stockpiling of biological weapons because of its role as the next great step in warfare and its detachment from the battlefield.
Not only for offensive purposes, but for defensive purposes as well, preferably in Fort Detrick, Maryland at USAMRIID.
The ABC is a taxpayer funded organisation and as such must provide value to the community that supports it. Going by its output in recent times, I don't believe the ABC is meeting its obligations to the taxpayer. To determine a corrective path, a review into the following needs to be conducted:
1) The Australian Broadcasting Corporations Act 1983 to determine whether it's adequate in today’s advancing technology and to strengthen the ABC's charter to remove any ambiguity;
2) The ABC’s expanding media and online presence and whether this is making it impossible for independent media to compete;
3) Whether the ABC is suitably servicing the contract to run the Australia Network given recent events when it chose to promote the Guardian spying allegations story involving Indonesia. Considering The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade described the service as "enhancing the government's ability to pursue its broader foreign and trade policy objectives". With the objective of the network being: ‘To project a positive and contemporary image of Australia and promote a clear understanding of government policies’.
4) Whether the ABC board including the Chairman is abiding by the charter: Point 8, Duties of the board, with particular attention to a, b, c, d, which clearly states the duties being :
(1) It is the duty of the Board:
(a) to ensure that the functions of the Corporation are performed efficiently and with the maximum benefit to the people of Australia;
(b) to maintain the independence and integrity of the Corporation;
(c) to ensure that the gathering and presentation by the Corporation of news and information is accurate and impartial according to the recognized standards of objective journalism; and
(d) to ensure that the Corporation does not contravene, or fail to comply with:
(i) any of the provisions of this Act or any other Act that are applicable to the Corporation; or
5) Whether the Managing director of the ABC, Mark Scott, conducted himself appropriately when he decided to promote the Guardian’s spy allegations. Especially since it has emerged that the ABC refused requests from intelligence agencies to redact the material in the interests of national security’.
The new U.S.-Afghanistan security agreement adds restrictions on already bureaucratic rules of engagement for American troops by making Afghan dwellings virtual safe havens for the enemy, combat veterans say.
The rules of engagement place the burden on U.S. air and ground troops to confirm with certainty that a Taliban fighter is armed before they can fire — even if they are 100 percent sure the target is the enemy.
In some cases, aerial gunships have been denied permission to fire even though they reported that targets on the move were armed.
The mobile telephone industry in Nigeria has grown significantly over the past decade. Unfortunately, the growth in subscribers has not yielded an equivalent growth in network quality. Instead, GSM companies have turned their networks into media advert channels sold to other organizations.
The incessant barrage of unsolicited SMS messages received by users, besides being a constant nuisance, it also takes its toll on network resources otherwise utilized by paying subscribers. The GSM networks currently do not offer any way to unsubscribe from all these "free" messages, hidden under the guise of providing information.
This is an infringement on the basic consumer rights of any subscriber. The NCC and the CPC should protect mobile network subscribers from this abuse and exploitation by prohibiting these companies from sending unsolicited SMS messages or at the very least providing a way to unsubscribe from these messages.