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According to the PARCC 2015 testing manual, “non-testing students” and other “unauthorized visitors” are “prohibited from entering the testing environment.”
Although the Dumont School District has discussed security breaches over and over again, they seem to have ignored the written statements of this manual. Appendix C, the “State Policy Addendum,” pages 102-105, details New Jersey's specific policy.
In reference to sections 5.10 and 6.4:
“STC calls LEA Test Coordinator immediately to report student misconduct (i.e. refusing to test, disruptive behavior, unauthorized electronics, cheating.) STC completes testing irregularity/security breach form documenting situation and provides form to LEA Test Coordinator. LEA Test Coordinator contacts Office of Assessment immediately upon receiving call from STC. LEA Test Coordinator must upload completed testing irregularity/security breach form to PearsonAccess within two days.”
Allowing refusers to sit and "read" for the full testing time, is a great distraction and risk to the validity of the PARCC exam. If we are to assume that Test Administrators must follow the PARCC protocol that is outlined in the Test Coordinator Manual, students whose parents submit written refusal notifications should not be permitted in the testing environment. If administrators disregard PARCC protocol and knowingly place non-testing students in the testing room, those administrators must then, complete a testing irregularity/security breach form.
With great probability a student sitting longer than 30 minutes, with or without reading material, will become irritable. A great risk is being taken by the Dumont School system in allowing a refuser into the testing room.
Kami rakyat Malaysia yang prihatin memohon Duli Yang Maha Mulia Sri Paduka Baginda Yang Di-Pertuan Agong untuk menolak permohonan pengampunan Dato' Sri Anwar Ibrahim. Kami berpendapat Dato' Sri Anwar Ibrahim benar benar bersalah dan harus menerima hukuman setimpal dengan perbuatannya. Perbuatannya bukan hanya mencemar nilai nilai budaya orang Melayu tetapi juga melanggar hukum Agama Islam yang suci ini.
This is a petition for the season 4 of galactik football.
Questa è una petizione per la 4a stagione di galactik football.
My son was born on May 4th, 1983 and he died on July 10th, 1983. He died of SIDS - Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. I was a young Mother and Wife and this was my only child. That was 32 years ago, and I never had another child. I missed all the years and memories of him growing up. I still remember and love him always. For all of those who have experienced such a great loss or know someone who has, then I know they can relate.
Back in 1983, my ex-husband and I met with Governor Terry Branstad. He presented me with a certificate and declared that day to be SIDS Day, but somehow it never actually got put on the books.
Let’s create not only a day of Remembrance but also a day of Awareness for this terrible disease. Many young Mothers and Fathers don’t know about this disease and the tips to help to prevent it. The medical profession has made advances in the area of SIDs. They understand it much more than they did at one time and while there is no cure, there are tips on how to help prevent this terrible disease from taking other precious, young lives.
For all those affected, we will not know the love of this child and will always experience that loss in our lives. We should honor all those who have lost their precious babies to this terrible disease and create awareness for others. Awareness, Knowledge and Remembrance should be recognized on this special day.
Please sign the petition for a Declaration of Proclamation Coordination for an Official SIDS day to be set for July 10th of each year, in the state of Iowa.
The purpose of this petition is to help improve the way of life for the American people. The reason is that far too many people are without employment across the U.S. especially in the southeast region of the U.S. Many are affected by this because of lack of job training, education, trouble with law enforcement causing background check problems and job qualifications.
Most times the situation with getting and keeping a job is the fact that management and polices of that management are not regulated to reflect the employee’s needs, as an employee your needs include, health insurance, a living wage, a responsible 401 K plan to secure your future and a sustainable workers union. Most if not all of these are what some companies do without or with limited resources that they can offer in some ways give you less than what you deserve.
There are some statistics that back up what point I’m trying to make here for instance the median unemployment rate in the southeast region of the U.S. is at 6.5 this information is a part of the Bureau of Labor and Statistics U.S. Department of Labor (Chart 1 page 21 News Release in 01/27/15). The light rail system if accepted will extend form Virgina, Chatanooga,Knoxville, Nashville and Memphis,TN,Little Rock Ar, Dallas, Fort worth, Laredo and Irving,Tx.
As parents, we are struggling to come to terms with the brutal and premeditated murder of our son, Kurtlee Pillay.
Our pressing concern is the imminent bail hearing of the suspects Blaine Raman, Dinesh Nana and Bilal Tayob. We pray that you will hear our plea and deny bail to all three suspects unconditionally.
Please find case history on links below.
The degree of torture and brutality meted out to our son, Kurtlee, before his death can be described as nothing short of savage, callous and inhuman. The revelations in the post mortem report makes living another day unbearable for us.
The nature and circumstances of the offences have induced a sense of outrage and fear in the community as well.
We pray that you will consider our plea and assist in ensuring that bail is denied to all three suspects.
The NFL has aggressively fined Seattle Seahawk Marshawn Lynch for not speaking with the media and grabbing his crotch after touchdowns. They continue to threaten him with further fines.
Lynch has been warned that failure to comply with Media Day sessions will result in a $500,000 fine. The Seahawks have been warned that celebratory crotch grabs will result in further fines for Lynch as well as penalty yards during the Superbowl.
As fans of the Seahawks and football itself, we find the league is unfairly targeting Lynch and have had enough. If the League fines Lynch for anything related to the Superbowl, we the fans will boycott all Superbowl advertisers until the next Superbowl, approximately 1 year.
With sponsors such as Anheuser-Busch, Coke, Doritos, Pepsi, and T-Mobile, we feel that the NFL will receive our message if we unite in opposition to their predatory tactics.
A full list of sponsors can be found here:
Pivot Charter was doing much better online. Students left public schools because they never got the help they needed in a public school and those kids came to Pivot because they do better online but now half of the students classes are in a real classroom and kids are having a hard time catching up.
Online, they don't have to worry about catching up if they miss a day of school because they can do it online, AT HOME even when they're sick. They can also get ahead and start doing next semesters work or next school years work.
If we can get 100 signatures this school will succeed!
A recent cyber attack that points to North Korea as the culprit is attempting to coerce America and more specifically, Sony Pictures from releasing a picture satirizing the President of North Korea.
North Korea threatened retaliation if this film was to be released and they have made good on their threat. America has just had its freedoms restricted by a despot without firing a shot.
Capitulation would be a terrible precedent and will embolden the use of cyber and other threats that weaken our democracy.
Please sign this petition to urge the federal government to fund gps trackers and tracking services for children affected by autism & other needful disabilities or allocate some of the FACSHIA funding that is already provided to children with autism for supply of government approved reliable GPS trackers and adult monitoring software to parents/carers.
In loving memory of little Sammy Trott who disappeared from his home in landsdale December 9, 2014 at 10.30am and found in a nearby lake.
Around 146,000 students in New York who have attended New York public schools, some who have been attending New York schools since primary school, are ruled out for financial aid and scholarships for college. This prevents them from achieving higher education in order to pursue professional careers.
What is the one difference between these students and students who are granted aid and scholarships? They are undocumented students. Although they are qualified for college through exemplary hard work and dedication, their residency status obstructs their chances to pursue higher education.
The DREAM (Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors) Act for New York can help eliminate this problem by extending tuition benefits to these students.
Currently, the State of New York has 30 votes out of the 32 votes needed from the New York State Senate in order to pass the states DREAM Act. This petition is targeting Senator Rich Funke of Rochester who is currently against passing this legislation.
Dear Valued Clients and Friends,
It is with great sadness that Alice & I write this letter to you.
On Monday November 24th, 2014, just after 7am we were alerted by our alarm company to an intrusion at Larson Station. As it was early morning, we did not suspect an actual intrusion and assumed it to be a false alarm.
Upon investigation, we were shocked to discover that the District of West Vancouver forcibly occupied our business premises and proceeded to change the locks. Our privacy was invaded, our private office opened and our personal belongings were exposed and office cabinets and documentation rummaged through. We were denied access and made to leave the premises.
We were dismayed to discover that the only reason for our pre-planned forcible eviction was failure to meet the operating hours required by the District. Over the years, we have written to the District to express that although the venue needs to remain open year round, we could not afford to do so without financial assistance. Despite promises to the contrary our negotiations were suspended by the District in January 2014, and replaced by a barrage of threatening letters and notices. Our repeated requests for a meeting to re-negotiate our entire contract were ignored.
If the District did not want us there surely a settlement could have been reached. There was a buy-out clause in the agreement, why oust us on a clause the District knew full well we could not meet?
Today, 9 days after the annexation of our business, our business assets as well as some personal assets remain sequestered for no justifiable reason. The District took control of our assets, telephone line, alarm system, credit card machines and documentation. Effectively taking control of our business and Clients.
We worked hard to build this business and our reputation and we do not accept that another operator comes in on our backs and picks up all our future bookings without fair compensation. This action has placed our Clients in a difficult situation as most have made plans for events long in advance and booked expecting us to cater and manage their event. They are now at the mercy of others. This month alone we lost four large events, which someone else may now be unfairly paid for.
If we had operated the hours the District required we would have been bankrupt long ago, last week we were ruthlessly forced out of business. To us the end result is the same. The District must surely have been aware of the consequences of their actions to our Staff, Clients and to our family.
This enforced action has caused irreparable harm and also resulting in our staff to be unemployed a few weeks before Christmas. Any assistance to raise funds for the benefit of our staff would be greatly appreciated.
In addition, we desperately need all the help we can get and appeal to our valued clients and friends to assist in requesting a meeting with Council, so that our side can be fairly represented. We were never once given the opportunity to present our side to Council. If you are in agreement with the attached petition letter, please forward it to Mayor and all Council members and if possible please copy us.
Please forward this email along as required. We are available to meet with anyone who would like further information and details.
The past week has been a very dark week. Last Monday was our “Pearl Harbour”…shame on you District of West Vancouver…shame on you!
Enzo & Alice Taffara
604 834 7765
The traffic on Jr. Allen has been gradually increasing for the last 5 years, which could be directly related to the increased development in the Midland area and the increase in tractor-trailers using this route. The Traffic noise is a nuisance for residents situated along this Highway, particularly the ones located on Mayo Dr. Columbus, GA. 31909.
The residents would like a sound barrier put in place to reduce the noise coming from this very busy highway. The trees planted between the homes and the highway serves little purpose to reduce the noise because they are not dense enough to reduce the noise.
As of June 2014, Disney has announced that they will be making a new Lion King film to be aired on November 2015 called "The Lion Guard".
This new series was expected by many Lion King fans to include the long-neglected son of Simba, Kopa, who stars in the 1994 series of Disney books, "The Lion King: Six New Adventures". However, Disney has again neglected to include this character, and has instead inserted a new character called Kion to take the leading role.
For Lion King fans, this makes a very irksome situation, because it will leave Kopa in a permanently half-canonized position - alive in the books, but unseen in the films (with the possible exception of Fluffy). This has led to much grief over the years within Lion King fandom, as the only plausible explanation for Kopa's apparent dissapearance from the films would be his death.
Being omitted from Lion King 2 was bad enough; if Kopa's neglected again, he will remain suspended forever in a literary limbo, suffering an eternity of torment and death within the fan-fic universe.
This film is our last best chance to save Kopa by canonizing him into film, thus resolving many of the loose threads running through the timeline of the Lion King series.
As it stands the Sexual Offences Act considers consensual sex below the age of 16 to be an offence. The Amendment to the Sexual Offences Act seeks to reduce this age to 12.We consider this amendment to be absurd for the following reasons:
1. Psychologically under 16’s are not mature enough to make sexual decisions or understand the consequences thereof.
2. It exposes under 16’s to the risks of HIV/Aids and other STDs, prostitutions, statutory rape, abortion and child pornography.
3. It places an unfair burden on parents by taking away their rights to restrain their children from sexual activity. Children will be free to make their own decisions regarding sex.
4. School communities will become platforms for sexual activity for learners. Education staff will be unable to contend with sexually unruly and chaotic learners.
5. It will lead to an increase in teenage pregnancies. School drop-out will increase and unemployment and other socio-economic problems in the country will soar.
6. It violates the Child Protection Act because it will be “exposing or subjecting a child to behaviour that may harm the child psychologically or emotionally”.
7. It will encourage the growth of child pornography as an industry and other crimes in South Africa. International black-market demands will be made on SA since sex with under 16’s is illegal in other nations.
8. It will permit under 16’s to undertake abortions without the presence of parents or adult guardians.
Other nations, including the United States, do not promulgate consensual sex for under 16’s. If this amendment is successful it will make South Africa the most liberal nations in the world with regard to the age of sexual consent!
The authority to decide the destiny of minor children should lie with their parents/ guardians. As responsible citizens of South Africa we must prevent laws that expose our children to harm. The rights of our children are cannot be violated. The rights of children must be secured at all costs.
As parents, guardians and responsible citizens I sign this petition and thereby express my disapproval of the amendment to give under 16’s consent to engage in sexual activity.
Marvel Avengers Alliance players! Most of you are sick of how Playdom are treating players. Here are some issues we want to address:
1. Nerfing gold sale items. It is not fair to nerf some item that was on gold sale. We spend some real money to realize later that item does not have properties it has when we bought it. It either should be return back to original state or players to be compensate for loses.
2. U-ISO drops from allies maps when Special Operation are over. Is this problem that hard to solve? What we are gonna do with those U-ISO? We can collect them, nor sale them. And, in same time, we lose precious resources - energy, silver etc. You can simply replace it with other item - lost pages of vishanti or anything else usable in the game.
3. Other game problems - missions not working properly, game freeze etc. Players should be compensated somehow for these problems. We propose large or full energy bonuses that all players can use.
We love this game and we are only looking for some attention from Playdom. We are not just golden goose to take money from. We are just looking for fair treatment.
There have been numerous craigslist ads in Kentucky of people wanting to barter dogs. One breeder placed 2 ads on Craigslist wanting to trade bulldogs for either a dirt bike or scooter. On that same breeders website is a sentence that reads our dogs are family. I wondered when people started bartering family members for material things.
Someone may not have the money to get the pet so they will be tempted to trade to get it. In some cases they may not be financially equipped for the acquired animals' welfare. I called the Humane Society and asked if it is legal and was told yes. I was told pets are considered property and people can legally trade their property.
I assume pets were once labeled property to insure a form of protection. I feel that pets need more protection from being used as a form of currency. They do not deserve to be bartered into possible abusive situations. We must stop any domestic animal litters from being used for a line of credit. This will decrease a few puppy mills and the number of abandoned pets.
I hope with your signature that we can try to have state officials take notice. I also hope online classifieds websites will stop allowing any form of animal bartering offers.
If you want to stop the closure or restriction of traffic on E. Valley Center Spur and make it safer, including lowering the speed limit, please sign the petition below prior to Oct. 28, 2014.
Further information on our effort to make the Gallatin Valley safer can be found at www.saferbozeman.com.
19. Pup Play Place
DOG PARK in COVINGTON!!
I have started this petition to begin the procedure of requesting a Dog Park for our community. This e-petition is formed to help obtain more signatures.
We do not have a location. We do not have a date.
I have been told to obtain signatures, without a specific minimum.
Please SIGN to help our 4 legged furry family members (whew, say that real quick 3 times) have a play place to run, romp and frolic WITHOUT a leash in a safe and enclosed environment.
As a result of the ongoing Syrian Conflict, education in the neighbouring refugee camps is sadly lacking or non existent. Children from all countries and all beliefs deserve the same developmental opportunities that we grew up with in Canada.
Without it the basic foundations of learning the children of Syria will never be able to properly understand the situations they find themselves in and will be easily susceptible to coercion. A proper education now is the key to stopping military action in the future.
Friends Of Syria Canada is petitioning the Canadian government for their commitment in providing educational resources to the over 1 million children seeking safety in the neighbouring countries of Lebanon and Jordan. In an emergency meeting held by Parliament to discuss Canada's plans to confront ISIL on September 16th, preventative military measures were discussed but humanitarian aid efforts were disregarded.
Immigration Minister Chris Alexander is quoted as saying "Our goal is to deter and prevent terrorism worldwide". As of now ISIL believed to have between 20,000 to 30,000 members, and the cost of fighting them is already exceeding a billion dollars. Imagine what the damage and costs will be if they were only to recruit even as low as 10% of Syria's children.
The rest of Minister Alexander's quote is "Our goal is to prevent Canadians from being involved more than they already are". The fact is ALL Canadians are involved. Terrorism effects our lives everyday.
We pay for higher levels of security, we pay for our privacy to be monitered, we pay for our soldiers to fight battles, and we pay for all the lives that are lost. Sign our petition now and show the Canadian government that we want to pay for a better future for the children Syria and for the world.
En mars de cette année, le Conseil municipal du village de North Hatley a donné son accord en principe à un projet de développement composé de 230 logements s’élevant jusqu’à une hauteur de cinq étages au cœur de notre beau village. Le projet a été présenté au public à de récentes séances d' information, générant beaucoup de discussions et de préoccupations.
Alors que le développement est le bienvenu à North Hatley, les résultats de ce projet seront avec nous pour des générations ; il est extrêmement important que nous faisions bien les choses!
Rejoignez un nombre croissant de personnes préoccupées par ce projet, en signant cette pétition adressée au Maire et au conseil de North Hatley, dans le but de réduire la taille et la densité de ce développement et de le soumettre à un examen obligatoire.
Merci de bien vouloir faire circuler ce message à tous ceux qui partagent notre préoccupation, et leur demander de signer également. Nous espérons présenter les résultats de cette pétition au maire et au Conseil lors de la prochaine réunion du Conseil le 8 Septembre.
In March of this year the Municipal Council of the Village of North Hatley gave Approval in Principle to a development project comprised of 230 dwellings rising in places to a height of five storeys in the core of our beautiful village. The project was presented to the public in recent information sessions, generating a great deal of discussion and concern.
While development is welcome in North Hatley, the results of this project will be with us for generations; it's vitally important we get it right!
Please join a growing number of concerned people in petitioning the Mayor and Council of North Hatley to reduce the size and density of this development and to submit it to binding review.
Please also would you circulate this message to anyone who shares our concern, asking that they also sign. We hope to present the results of this petition to the Mayor and Council at the September 8th Council Meeting.
This is a petition, to stop the promotion of violence, that we feel YouTube is asserting, by allowing videos of woman, men, and children, being tortured, shot, and beheaded. It is illegal to allow videos of illegal acts to be broadcast.
We dont understand, how YouTube, does not recognize that by posting these horrific videos, they are promoting terrorists actions?
YouTube, is giving these terrorists another reason for this violence, an audience.
We dont feel that terrorists, and these horrific acts, should be recognized as something, that we as a people, and a country, want to see. And giving life to it in the media, is not only disturbing, but we feel, promoting more videos to be made.
We would like to see this stopped immediately.
La Marihuana (Cannabis) en Panamá ha sido prohibida durante mucho tiempo en nuestro país. Las penas por posesión, uso o cosecha de la marihuana en Panamá son graves, y los convictos pueden esperar largas penas de cárcel y fuertes multas. Sin embargo, hasta ahora, no se han encontrado o conocido en todo el mundo que no hay malos efectos de la marihuana.
En 1925, Panamá Canal Zone Informe – “La influencia de Marihuana al parecer, se ha exagerado mucho. No hay evidencia que tenga una influencia apreciable perjudicial para la persona que lo utiliza”.
En 1944, Panamá Canal Zone Informe – “No hay relación directa entre la comisión de los delitos de violencia y la marihuana. Y la propia marihuana no tiene ningún efecto de estimulo especifico en lo que se refiere a los deseos sexuales. El uso de marihuana no conduce a la morfina, cocaína o la adicción a la heroína”.
Las últimas y más recientes investigaciones científicas han descubierto que la marihuana tiene la capacidad de curar el cáncer, Además de tener miles de usos medicinales y a la vez la marihuana legalizada puede mejorar la economía de nuestro país. Con muchos países haciendo su paso para legalizar la marihuana como:
Costa Rica (Descriminalizado)
Czech Republic (Descriminalizado)
Netherland (Descriminalizado) (Legal en Ámsterdam)
North Korea (Legal)
España (Descriminalizado) y (Legal)
Suiza (Descriminalizado) y (Legal)
Estados Unidos (Descriminalizado) y (Legal)
Yo he tomado un paso adelante firmando esta petición, un esfuerzo por legalizar la marihuana medicinalen nuestro país Panamá.
"En ningún momento caigan en el error de pensar que algunas de sus tareas o misiones son de poca importancia. Un modesto granito de arena, un solo milímetro en la correcta dirección histórica, es un avance mil veces mayor que un metro en la dirección opuesta a la de nuestro proceso."
Omar Efraín Torrijos Herrera (February 13, 1929 – July 31, 1981)
In most cities there are outdated laws that ban pigs as pets in most residential areas. 50 years ago these laws made sense because pigs were at least 100 lbs and were used strictly as livestock. Well a lot of innovation has happened since then in the pig breeding industry. Through selective breeding pigs are now being sold who full grown will never grow over 65 lbs. These pigs are labeled as "micro", "mini", "teacup", and "pygmy". They are illegal to own in the city of college station in multifamily homes and some residential areas.
Even when these pigs are allowed, you must obtain certain permits to keep them and even to drive them around. There is no reason these micro-pigs should be regulated more than cats and dogs. They are hypoallergenic, easy to potty train, just as destructive as an under stimulated dog/cat, smaller than a lot of legal dog breeds including labs and bulldogs, and are smarter than canines.
The reason these laws are still in existence is because they have not been pressed and evaluated by the public, but new cases are arriving in the United Stated that are challenging these laws in a lot of big cities.
Support for this petition means that you support the right of free Americans to posses a pet pig that is essentially harmless, and to keep pet pigs in the homes of their loving owners who are being forced to get rid of them with threat of fines and imprisonment.
This is a petition about to be sent on Twitter for one specific Reason!
Increased safety plans!
We all have been harassed or mentioned and abused on this popular platform
but we hardly want to abandon it!
So what can we do when someone abuses us?
Please read the details underneath and sign if you believe the same!
The statute gives only doctors, hospitals, and other health care providers virtual immunity for negligently killing some of the most defenseless members of our society!
According to the Florida Wrongful Death Act, Doctors can commit malpractice and not be liable. The State of Florida's Wrongful Death Act states that if you are over 60 and have no dependents under the age of 25 and you are not married, your life is worthless. A doctor could essentially kill you through gross negligence/medical malpractice and you/your family, etc. do not have right to sue for malpractice! The doctor is not held liable for his negligent actions!
This needs to change immediately to protect Florida's Residents! Our seniors are most affected by this statute! We all have mothers, fathers, grandparents, let's prevent them from becoming "guinea pigs" of the medical industry and put value back into their lives! This began when a dear friend's mother died at Morton Plant due to gross negligence and malpractice on behalf of the doctor and surgeon. She went in for a routine/elective heart surgery. She was on blood thinners and a weight loss medication and any surgeon NEVER should have operated on her while on those medications. The hospital and surgeon were aware of the medications! To make matters worse, an expert medical opinion suggests that the surgery was unnecessary anyway and the minor heart murmur would have went away simply by taking her off the weight loss medication. The surgeon was young and inexperienced and should have been given guidance by the hospitals cardiac division. She should be alive today! Help protect the rest of our Florida seniors by changing this statue so doctors will be held accountable for malpractice!
In fact, ANYONE who has no dependents under the age of 25, is under-employed, disabled, or otherwise a defensless memeber of society, and is a victim of medical malpractice or negligence, Florida law deems them worthless and cannot bring a medical malpractice suit!! This is wrong that Florida Law gives doctors, hospitals, health care providers, etc. immunity from being held accountable for their negligent actions!! How can a statute make killing someone through malpractice legal?!
Florida's hospitals are full of unmarried adults with no children under 25, and full of retired people without spouses. Young people are putting off marriage longer than they used to and we have a huge elderly population who have lost a spouse, divorced, or never married. Why does Florida law allow them to be killed by medical negligence without recourse? The answer is simple. It's because the medical, hospital, and insurance industries in Florida are very politically powerful. They lobby and they donate and they are given what they want in the name of "tort reform" and the false battle cry of eliminating frivolous lawsuits. As with most so-called "tort reforms," such legislation is not really aimed at "frivolous" cases but at legitimate cases.
Keep in mind these discriminatory provisions only apply to medical malpractice cases and not other types of negligently caused deaths. For example, if that same 60 year old described above were killed by a negligent driver, her children (even though over 24 years old) would be allowed to bring a claim to recover for their emotional damages. And the parents of that 25 year old unmarried child could recover for their emotional damages if he was run down by a motorist. You might think of it this way: if someone like you were to accidentally cause the death of someone in these socio-economic categories you could be held responsible for these types of damages to the family of the deceased person. The statute elevates only doctors, hospitals, and other health care providers to this exalted status of having virtual immunity for negligently killing some of the most defenseless members of our society, i.e., the elderly, the disabled, and the underemployed!!! Help us change this statute!
We have started a petition and a foundation after Norma Cook, The Norma Cook Foundation for anyone who would like to support this cause. ALL donations will be used to picket, petition, and change this statute to protect Florida Seniors. The Norma Cook Foundation c/o Mike Perez 24701 US HWY 19 N Ste. 102 Clearwater, FL 33763. Please call Mike Perez @ 727-639-1918 if you have any questions.
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.