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This petition will urge our state legislator to consider lobbying for more money for the education system in support of bilingual education in our primary schools.
November 22, 2005
I have become frusterated & disillusioned while waiting for my knight in shining armor to marry me in a forever marriage! Marriage should be forever! sex can wait!
I wish it was the 1950s when ladies wore beautiful dresses and men wore button down shirts and slacks! the world was covered in happiness and glitter... sighs... should i become a Lesbian? i was not born that way, but i am easily influenced by others in this strange modern society.
I should probably do some good to humankind and join a convent (that part is serious!) the rest is kind of humorous. so lighten up! freedom of speech is awesome! please reply.
Help me believe that people still have morals in 2005. what should i do?
Please bring me hope.
213. Yes to Same-Sex-Love
Same sex marriages should be allowed. What gives the government the rite to tell people to how they can and can not married? Our country is being run in a Christian life style.
Just because a percent of the country thinks it is "not proper" it does not give them the rite to make others suffer, for there differences. America is county of the free this is a country were it is not your race that determines you life but how hard you work and how bad you want it.
Well I want it to be an equal country as well, and let me tell you if you have not realized it is not. I am not saying people can not disagree with me but if you believe that it is wrong for a man and a man to love each other, that's your opinion. If I said it was wrong for you to love your wife or your husband, how would that make you feel? Not very good I presume.
Think about it you were taught from the day you were born that it should be a man and a woman. Well times change.
The goverment of Ghana has allowed hawkers on the street because of "votes" and this is posing danger to both the hawkers and drivers alike.
I would be glad if the goverment will listen to the masses for once.
These hawkers were allowed back to the street during the bye-election, thinking they will win the election but unfotunately they lost the election.
Also there are too many accidents on our roads, and most of these accidents are caused by over speeding. So please help check these situations.
Did you know that African-Americans' right to VOTE will expire in the year 2007? Seriously! The Voters' Rights Act signed in 1965 by Lyndon B. Johnson was just an ACT. It was not made a law.
In 1982, Ronald Reagan amended the Voters Rights Act for another 25 years. Which means that in the year 2007 we could lose the Right to vote!
Does anyone realize that African Americans are the only group of people who require PERMISSION under the United States Constitution to vote!
In the year 2007, Congress will once again convene to decide whether or not Blacks should retain the rights to vote (crazy but true).
Most insurance companies refuse to cover infertility diagnosis and treatment because they consider pregnancy and parenthood "unnecessary" and "optional".
It is our belief that every person should have the opportunity to be a parent.
Trafficking across the Mexico-Texas border is only a first-degree felony if the crime is done to a person 14 years old or younger.
Once the person is older than 14, the crime is only punishable by a second-degree felony.
House Bill 2096 needs to be amended to make trafficking of any human being the same first-degree felony.
House Bill 5175 require insurance plans that provide prescription drug coverage to include contraceptives without any dollar limit, co-payment, deductible or co-insurance provision that does not apply to prescription coverage generally.
HB 5175 amends the Insurance Code Act of 1956.
October 20, 2005
I want the right to bear arms.
These rights keep getting taken away so less crime will happen. But the Second Amendment gives the right to keep and bear arms.
Puerto Rico has proven a beast of burden to the United States. It also has engaged in Anti-American chants and protests.
Puerto Rico has proven to be a bad investment for the United States. Overall this small island of about 5 million inhabitants has cost us over 16 Billion a year, with little or no generated revenue.
Just a couple of weeks ago, a puerto rican freedom fighter was killed, in connection to armored car robberies in the late 70's. Upon the killing of this CRIMINAL, puerto rican nationals engaged in ANTI- AMERICAN chants and protest.
On top of that, these people have parades in OUR nation parading a flag that in actuallity doesn't exist. If these people truely want to be part of our nation, they must denounce their flag and uphold ours.
A PETITION TO THE HOUSE OF COMMONS ASKING THAT BRITISH CITIZENS BE ALLOWED TO EXERCISE THEIR RIGHTS TO FAMILY LIFE AS OUTLINED IN ARTICLE 8 OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS ACT 1998.
Brides Without Borders' and others are a group of British nationals who have joined together to campaign against the decisions the Home Office have made regarding their foreign national spouses and partners.
Singapore has the highest execution rate per capita in the world. The death penalty is employed for drug, weapon and murder offences.
For many offences, the death penalty is mandatory, without the opportunity for the presiding judge to take into account any mitigating circumstances. This is a clear breach of the fundamental right to life.
Capital punishment is wrong.
The International Marriage Broker Regulation Act of 2005 explicitly exempts companies such as Match.com and AsianFriendFinder.com where one can find thousands of foreign women who join for free with the hope that an American man, who pays for the service, will contact them?
How are the men who use Match.com, AsianFriendFinder.com, and FilipinoFriend Finder.com any different than the men who pay for a women's contact information on the foreign marriage broker websites?
Why did the lawmakers go out of their way to allow this to continue unregulated and not provide the same protection to foreign women who use the larger "mainstream" matchmaking websites? Are they hiding something?
Was some sort of deal worked out with Match.com and others? Clearly, the writers of this law are not be completely genuine to their cause.
October 17, 2005
The UN must move immediately to stop Iran from developing nuclear weapons.
This issue is critical for world peace and must be addressed before it's too late.
Senior citizens in the United States have had to carry the economic burden of responsiblity of our counry throughout their youth.
With the curret affairs of the Social Securty progam little benefit will at best be available for many senior citiens. Currently, many Senior Citzens live below the poverty level and there is a wide increase of more seniors without adequate financial means.
Many impovished Seniors have no real choices to retire and so go on working in menial jobs just to make a living.
We the people ask that a law be signed that abolishes taxation of wages of Senior citizens age 55+.
THIS LAW WOULD REQUIRE ALL SEX OFFENDERS, RAPISTS, PEDOPHILES, ON THEIR FIRST OFFENSE TO BE MONITORED WITH AN ANKLE DEVICE during their entire lifetime or face a 50 year prison sentence, mandatory therapy/classes, and be kept away from anyone under 17 years WITHIN 5 MILES(residence) of a SCHOOL, CHURCH OR PLAYGROUND) and 50 feet on outings.
The sexual offenders must also allow law enforcement to enter their homes utilizing the "T.U.F.R. LAW", which would allow ANY law enforcement to enter the home of a convicted offender during a time of a possible kidnapping of a child under 17, that is in the area of not only the missing victim, but of the "MANDATORY REGISTERED" SEX OFFENDER, such as in the case of Jessica Lunsford, and many, many other innocent BABIES, KIDS, that have been mutilated, murdered, raped, sodomized, and "thrown away" like a piece of "trash".
As of now, if you reside in NC and are recieving family assistance from the Dept of Social Services and have an order for Child Support, it is handled though a "Case Worker" instead of an attorney. If the parent whom is ordered to pay, doesn't pay and falls in arrears, IF a warrent IS issued, it is a "Civil Warrent" making it unable for the Law enforcement to know anything about the warrant.
DeadBeat parents can get stopped for a traffic violation and never have to worry about getting caught for their support issues. The only thing they might have to worry about is the custodial parent getting an address on them. Here we are told "You find him/ her and we will pick them up."
This petition has been created to help convince Lt. Governor Brian Dubie that he can better serve his state, and the country by remaining in the Lt. Governor position.
Did you know that if you have an indigent, or illiterate family member, or a loved one with whom you have power attorney over, that you may NOT prepare and sign forms otherwise known as "pleadings" on their behalf in the court system?
It is considered a Misdemeanor; subject to a $500.00 fine on first offense, and possibly six months in prison. (At least this is what I was told today by the Alabama State Bar Association). The person requesting help from you, or needing your help, must hire an attorney. Otherwise, you must hire legal representation for them, but regardless; you cannot complete any legal form for them, even if they sign it themselves.
If you (or they) cannot afford an attorney and you (or they) cannot use Legal services a.k.a. Legal Aid; you are out of luck! If the person was not indigent or illiterate; they could complete their own forms without the use of an attorney. That is, if they wished to waive their right to do so, but due to the fact they are handicapped, cannot read nor write, indigent or illiterate, nevertheless... you are NOT permitted to prepare nor file on their behalf. You may not file with a Power-of-Attorney either. It does not matter the reason or the cause; it is still illegal and a misdemeanor. Obviously, there is a loophole within our justice system and it needs to be changed!
For Residents residing in Dale, Geneva or Houston County: District #29 - please contact your State Senator @ http://www.legislature.state.al.us/senate/senators/senatebios/sd029.html
Every year, students are granted the right to take off from school for religious holidays such as Christmas, Rosh Hashana, and even Yom Kippur. Yet, even as the Hindu inhabitance in America grows, the government has yet to recognize the universal hindu holiday Diwali as a day to take off!
It is not only a huge damper on the diversity that the United States gloats we have, but an inconvenience to those hindus who are required to be in school that day.
October 08, 2005
Election Commissioner in Sri Lanka has not taken appropriate steps to maintain voting rights of Sri Lankan Citizens who are living in across the globe.
He must protects the fundermental rights of all Sri Lankans by maintaining proper register of voters around the globe for protecting voting rights of the people.
Election commissioner should not ignore the voting rights of Sri Lankans who have valid Sri Lankan citizenships.
SOCIAL SECURITY...PLEASE READ
WHY WAIT UNTIL 2008? THERE IS AN ELECTION IN 2006. I HEREWITH FIRMLY STATE THAT I WILL NOT VOTE FOR ANY POLITICIAN, REGARDLESS OF THE OTHER ISSUES, IF HE DOES NOT SPONSOR AND SUPPORT THIS LEGISLATION. THAT INCLUDES EVERYONE STANDING FOR ELECTION IN 2006.
LET US SHOW OUR LEADERS IN WASHINGTON "PEOPLE POWER" AND THE POWER OF THE INTERNET. LET ME KNOW IF YOU ARE WITH ME ON THIS BY REPLYING AND FORWARDING TO EVERYONE IN YOUR ADDRESS BOOK.
ABOVE MESSAGE DATED 4/25/05
IN CHATTANOOGA, TN
IT DOESN'T MATTER IF YOU ARE REPUBLICAN OR DEMOCRAT!
KEEP IT GOING!!!!
2008 Election Issue!!
GET A BILL STARTED TO PLACE ALL POLITICIANS ON SOC. SEC.
This must be an issue in "2008" Please! Keep it going.
(This is worth reading. It is short and to the point.)
Perhaps we are asking the wrong questions during election years.
Our Senators and Congresswomen do not pay into Social Security and, of course, they do not collect from it.
You see, Social Security benefits were not suitable for persons of their rare elevation in society. They felt they should have a special plan for themselves. So, many years ago they voted in their own benefit plan.
In more recent years, no congressperson has felt the need to change it. After all, it is a great plan.
For all practical purposes their plan works like this:
When they retire, they continue to draw the same pay until they die.
Except it may increase from time to time for cost of living adjustments..
For example, Senator Byrd and Congressman White and their wives may expect to draw $7,800,000.00 (that's Seven Million, Eight-Hundred Thousand Dollars), with their wives drawing $275,000.00 during the last years of their lives.
This is calculated on an average life span for each of those two Dignitaries.
Younger Dignitaries who retire at an early age, will receive much more during the rest of their lives.
Their cost for this excellent plan is $0.00. NADA....ZILCH....
This little perk they voted for themselves is free to them. You and I pick up the tab for this plan. The funds for this fine retirement plan come directly from the General Funds;
"OUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK"!
From our own Social Security Plan, which you and I pay (or have paid) into,-every payday until we retire (which amount is matched by our employer)-we can expect to get an average of $1,000 per month after retirement.
Or, in other words, we would have to collect our average of $1,000 monthly benefits for 68 years and one (1) month to equal Senator! Bill Bradley's benefits!
Social Security could be very good if only one small change were made.
That change would be to:
Jerk the Golden Fleece Retirement Plan from under the Senators and Congressmen. Put them into the Social Security plan with the rest of us
then sit back.....
and see how fast they would fix it.
If enough people receive this, maybe a seed of awareness will be planted and maybe good changes will evolve.
How many people CAN you send this to?
How many people WILL you send this to ?
Brian Dubie has served as Vermont's LT. Governor since 2003 and would be an outstanding US Senator.
On September 16th, Brian Dubie announced the formation of an exploratory committee.
This petition has been set up to allow people who support Brian to publically sign a petition to encourage him to enter the race.
"The main reason we are in the mess we are in this country is simply put...Oil. Our dependence on it is the financial blood of the most dangerous people on the planet... both within and without... and our use of it is the cause of the weather changes that are killing people across the globe.
Make no mistake, the floods that are killing thousands along the Gulf coast are as tied to Oil as was 9/11.
What do we do?
Well. I think the primary step we could take in this country toward security both in national defense and national health is the movement toward a Hydrogen based fuel system for all consumer cars by 2010.
Hydrogen is a clean fuel and its only emission is water..
In 1999 the estimated cost of retrofitting enough gas stations to pump hydrogen within reach of consumers was a paltry 15 billion dollars. Considering the cost of the Iraq war alone may end up being close to a trillion dollars. It's a small price to. AND...This would be a great investment for the American companies that patented the systems and parts and infrastructure that goes with it once the rest of the world catches up."
~ Hal Sparks 9/3/2005
This petition will be submitted to all major car manufacturers, including: Audi, BMW, Chrysler, Ford, GM, Honda, Hyundai, Isuzu, Jaguar, Kia, Land Rover, Lexus, Mazda, Mercedes Benz, Mini (BMW), Mitsubishi, Nissan, Porsche, SAAB, Subaru, Suzuki, Toyota, Volvo
When asked, "What can Princeton students do [to help]?", Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Elie Wiesel responded, "Write a petition to the President. If every student at Princeton University signs it.."
Perhaps something can be done. Violence and destruction are raging in the Darfur region of western Sudan. Since February 2003, government-sponsored militias known as the Janjaweed have conducted a calculated campaign of slaughter, rape, starvation and displacement in Darfur.
It is estimated that 400,000 people have died due to violence, starvation and disease. More than 2.5 million people have been displaced from their homes and over 200,000 have fled across the border to Chad. Many now live in camps lacking adequate food, shelter, sanitation, and health care.
The United States Congress and President George W. Bush recognized the situation in Darfur as "genocide." Darfur, "near Hell on Earth," has been declared the worst humanitarian crisis in the world today.
Yet the administration has been slow to act on these declarations. The goal of this petition is to remind and encourage the President to act on his pledges.
Petition Asking President Bush to visit Kerala.
As you all know President Bush is planning a visit to India in 2006. We need to act now as preparations are being made on his schedule and places to visit or it will be too late. There is a long road ahead full of hurdles and pot holes. We need to act NOW!
Malayalees, especially Indian North American community need to get an unequivocal message across the White House, State Department and the President that he is very welcome in Kerala, India.
We are hoping for a paradigm change in Kerala about law and order, freedom from fear for life and property, economic freedom, an opportunity to get good paying jobs.
Fundamental Rights for a Malayalee and a new thinking about Law and Order.
1. Freedom to live without fear for life and property.
2. Freedom from violence like "bundth" and associated destruction of private and public property. People will have all the rights for free assembly, protest or strike etc and it has to be peaceful demonstrations causing no major interruptions in every day life.
3. Economic Freedom: Opportunity for a good paying job. Bring good clean businesses like tourism, a multi billion dollars industry, IT etc. With good planning we can avoid its bad side effects.
4. Freedom to travel all across India without fear of strikes and violence and culture of confrontations.
5. Freedom to receive fair and balanced news. Like to get true facts and both sides of the story. No propaganda or just plain America bash on news events. Mega star Mammooty can help in this regard with his association with Kairaly TV, we request him to advise Kairaly TV stop Anti American bash. He is enjoying all the benefits of capitalism and free enterprises.
Benefits of President Bush's visit to Kerala:
The President's visit by itself is not going to make any good fortunes to Kerala. But the world focus will be on that beautiful part of India and tourism will prosper. There will be a large number of media people always accompany a president wherever he goes. In addition to that the US Secretary of Commerce and many cabinet level officials always accompany the President along with the Presidents and CEO's of many major American companies and corporations.
We can bring this high profile business leaders to Kerala and then it is up to the politicians and business people of Kerala to utilize the God given opportunity to discuss business deals.
I know there are many very brilliant people in Kerala who will step up to the plate and utilize this golden opportunity and bring good IT and other good paying jobs to Kerala. We can curse the darkness all night long and nothing will change but we can try to light up a candle so light will spread. Act Now and please sign the petition NOW.
Act Now: Target date for submission to the White house by the end of October 2005.
Rajan Koshy 10-01-05
237. Higher Military Pay
Military pay is substantially low. Military personnel put their lives on the line everyday to ensure that we are able to have our rights protected by the constitution.
They fight for our freedom to do the things we do today, like this, unlike the unfortunate people in other "third-world" countries. They die so we can live on in the freedom that our fore-fathers worked hard for.
September 30, 2006
This petition is to try and do something about the flow of illegal immigrants into the United State of America.
Immigration has left us with an unprotected border and suppressed wages throughout the entirety of our nation.
Between 12 and 20 million illegal immigrants are estimated to be living in the United States; due to the nature of illegal immigration, the exact number is unknown. The majority of the illegal immigrants are from Latin America. Illegal immigration has been a longstanding issue in the United States, creating immense controversy. Harvard University economist George J. Borjas explains that the controversy centers around the "huge redistribution [of wealth] away from [unskilled American] workers to [American employers] who use immigrants."
In 2007, President Bush called for Congress to endorse his guest worker proposal, stating that illegal immigrants took jobs that Americans would not take. The Pew Hispanic Center notes that while the number of legal immigrants (including LPRs, refugees, and asylees) arriving has not varied substantially since the 1980s, the number of illegal aliens has increased dramatically and, since the mid 1990s, has surpassed the number of legal immigrants. Penalties for employers who hire illegal immigrants range from $2,000-$10,000 and up to six months' imprisonment.
Political groups like Americans for Legal Immigration PAC have been formed to fight what they perceive as the threat of illegal immigration by demanding that the US enforce immigration laws and secure the borders. Several counties throughout the United States have chosen to deputize police officers as immigration officials.
Russian occupational forces stationed on Polish territory since 1945 to 1994 created effectively a military zone controlled by the soviet army without democracy.
This petition is to cancel continuity of the Republic of Poland with the Peoples Polish Republic.
The Fall 2005 Global Studies class of Elon University in North Carolina is working as a group to abolish slavery in Sudan.
We are sending a letter to President Bush, collecting money from students, and sending the president a petition.
Please sign to help.