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On behalf of a relative; I have had to go to court no less than 10 times in the past two years for ongoing court continuances BEFORE the case has been heard (it still has not been heard and this has been delayed since 2004!).
I'm sure there are many of you in the same situation and whether court appointed or salary-for-hire attorney is your situation; it takes your time, money and parking fees* from all of us.
I strongly believe there should be LIMITS on the number of times any lawyer or judge can continue ONE particular casek (No matter the circumstances!)
In the Maryland sniper shootings, police rapidly matched bullet fragments from each victim to prove that the same gun was used in all of the shootings. The technology to match bullets to firearms is known as "ballistic fingerprinting." It worked and provided police with important crime leads.
But what was missing, what police desperately needed, was a nationwide database of the ballistic fingerprint of every gun before it is sold so that police could determine not just that the bullets came from the same gun, but which specific gun - manufacturer, model, serial number - the bullets were fired from. That would have helped police trace the sniper after the very first victim.
Because of opposition from the gun lobby and the National Rifle Association (NRA), efforts to expand ballistic fingerprinting to include all new guns have been blocked in Congress and state legislatures. Ballistic fingerprinting technology is proven and reliable. What is lacking is the political will for politicians to stand up to the gun lobby and establish a comprehensive ballistics database that would help law enforcement solve more gun crimes and catch more gun criminals.
What is Ballistic Fingerprinting?
When a gun is fired, identifying marks are made on the bullets and cartridge casings. Those marks, called ballistic fingerprints, are as unique as human fingerprints - no two firearms leave the same marks. The marks are also reproducible - every time a gun is fired it leaves identical marks. The uniqueness and reproducible qualities of ballistic fingerprints can provide a critical tool to law enforcement for solving gun crimes by rapidly identifying the specific weapon that was used in a crime.
Law Enforcement Supports and Uses Ballistic Technology
Federal law enforcement agents at the FBI and BATF have been using ballistic fingerprinting systems to match bullets to crime guns for more than a decade. In 1999, the FBI and BATF combined their ballistic fingerprinting efforts into a coordinated law enforcement system known as NIBIN (National Integrated Ballistics Information Network) that is now deployed in 160 different local law enforcement sites around the country.
Law enforcement officials have been entering ballistic fingerprinting images from crime guns and bullet fragments into the databases. To date, about 120,000 ballistic fingerprint images have been stored in the system and nearly 4,500 crime gun leads have been generated to help police solve crimes. For example, in Boston, 15 crimes were linked to one seized weapon and in New Orleans, ballistic fingerprinting helped convict 11 gang members who had gone on a deadly killing spree.*
Ballistic Fingerprinting is Effective
Ballistic fingerprinting has proven effective in helping catch criminals. On May 13, 2002, the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms stated that, "For several years, ATF has utilized IBIS automated ballistic comparison equipment in its firearms laboratories, and has deployed into State and local NIBIN partner agencies in order to assist them in their efforts against violent crime... .Though no investigative tool is perfect, or will be effective in every situation, the availability of an 'open-case file' of many thousands of (ballistic fingerprint) exhibits, searchable in minutes instead of the lifetimes that would be required for an entirely manual search, provides invaluable information to law enforcement authorities.
America Needs a Nationwide Ballistics Database
Ballistic fingerprinting can and does work, but the current, limited system lacks one critical element - new guns are not automatically ballistic fingerprinted and added to the database. That is why Maryland police could quickly match the sniper's bullets and determine that only one gun was used in the sniper attacks, but police could not identify which gun was used or trace that gun to identify the sniper. To build a nationwide database, manufacturers would test fire their guns and submit a ballistic fingerprint for each gun for centralized system. With this database in place, law enforcement could better match ballistics evidence at a crime scene to a specific gun, and then trace the gun.
We call on Congress and state legislatures to require every gun to be ballistic fingerprinted before it is sold so police would have a database for tracing crime guns. It is time to give police this important crime-solving tool.
Gun Lobby Myths About Ballistic Fingerprinting:
Ballistic fingerprinting images change as bullets are fired, making matches impossible:
Not true. In fact, federal BATF agents reported that they were able to match ballistic fingerprints even after 5,000 rounds were fired. Ballistic fingerprinting images are remarkably durable and few criminals fire their weapons anywhere near that often.*
Criminals would easily alter the ballistic fingerprint of their guns to thwart tracing:
Not true. In fact, federal BATF agents report that in the past 15 years, they have only come across one case in which a ballistic fingerprint was altered enough to prevent a match. The ballistic fingerprinting system looks for similarities in the marks, not differences. BATF stated that, "Just as a determined individual could alter a firearm, a similarly determined individual could alter his fingerprints through the application of acid or by other means. While it is possible to frustrate the fingerprint identification process through gloves or other hand coverings, there is no way to prevent a firearm used at a crime scene from leaving marks on the bullets and cartridge casings expelled from it... Research has concluded that in the overwhelming majority of cases, both (ballistic fingerprint) toolmarks and fingerprints are useful evidence for criminal cases."*
Ballistic fingerprinting is "back-door registration" of gun owners:
Not true. In fact, the ballistic fingerprint database would not have to include any names or other information about a gun owner. The database could simply include the manufacturer's serial number, make and model so that police could identify the crime gun. Police would then trace the crime gun by checking existing local gun sale records just as they do every day with other crime guns.
Crime guns are usually stolen so ballistic fingerprints won't lead to criminals:
Not true. This is a gun lobby fabrication. In fact, according to BATF, most crime guns are obtained through legitimate channels, from gun stores or gun shows. They are not stolen.
Unless every existing gun was ballistic fingerprinted, the system would be ineffective:
? Not true. In fact, since most crime guns are relatively new - the average crime gun was sold in the last three years - a ballistic fingerprinting system would only need to record images from new guns in order to produce important police leads. Ballistic fingerprinting of all new guns before they were sold would result in thousands of crime-gun leads for law enforcement within just a couple years.
The ballistic fingerprint database would be so large it would be unworkable:
Not true. In fact, federal BATF agents report that the time needed for a computerized ballistic fingerprint match dropped from four seconds in 1994 to just three-tenths of a second by 1999, and BATF estimated speeds will continue to rapidly advance. BATF also reported that the ability of the system to match bullets and casings actually improves as more images are entered which allow the computer system to refine its search.*
Maryland's ballistic fingerprinting couldn't catch the sniper so the system doesn't work:
Not true. In fact, Maryland only allows police to ballistic fingerprint handguns before they are sold - the sniper is using a rifle. No ballistic fingerprint information is collected for rifles or assault weapons in Maryland, though state authorities are pushing to expand the system to include assault rifles. New York also collects ballistic fingerprint data, but again only for handguns.
California's Attorney General reported that ballistic fingerprinting won't work:
Not true. In fact, California Attorney General Bill Lockyer has called for rapid deployment of state and national ballistic fingerprinting databases that would include images from all firearms before they are sold. In a brazen effort to mislead the public, the National Rifle Association has circulated an early draft of the California Attorney General's report that did not include technical feedback from BATF, which resolved some initial questions raised by the Attorney General and the state Department of Justice. The NRA's deception prompted an October 20th statement by Attorney General Lockyer that, "The FBI and BATF have proven through their National Integrated Ballistics Information Network (NIBIN) that ballistics databases help law enforcement solve crimes... It is critically important that we invest our resources and energy to create a ballistics database that contains information about all new firearms manufactured and sold in order to help law enforcement solve crimes faster and save lives."
Please, please, please let the Cocteau Twins reform and release many more albums for many years to come, I love them and I miss them.
For the Government of Ontario to remove the Freeze on the Property Assessment Values in Ontario and strongly implement the recommendations of the Ontario Ombudsman Andre Marin ( please view full report and recommendations on the Ombudsman's web site, www.ombudsman.on.ca titled Getting it right March 28, 2006) and give further consideration to the recomendations of Anthony Caputo:
1. Consider the removal and/or reduction of the value on central air conditioning on assessed values.
2. Consider the removal of the assessed value on central air conditioning for seniors and families with health issues example (asthmatic).
3. Consider freezing the assessed value for seniors suffering financial difficulties due to increased real estate values.
4. Consider that Municipal Property Assessment Corporation form an alliance with the various real estate boards of Ontario in determining assessed values.
5. Consider that both commercial and industrial tenants receive copies of assessment notices, and consider for them to have the right to appeal the assessed value since they indirectly pay the property taxes anyway.
6. Consider that tenants of multi unit residential buildings receive copies of assessment notice and have the right to appeal the assessed value .
7. Consider that tax assessors be re-certified every two years.
8. Consider that Social Services be uploaded back to the Province of Ontario.
9. To consider to role back the fees in appealing an assessed value to $20.00 for Residential & 50.00 for Commercial/Industrial.
America's fiscal future is in serious jeopardy. Based on current projections, deficits will remain around $300 billion for the rest of the decade.
Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid comprise an increasing proportion of the federal budget and leave little room for discretionary spending on issues we care about. More baby boomers and less workers to support them means unsustainable debt is in our future if we don't take action now.
It is time for America's youth to insist on budgetary reform, across generational and partisanal divides. If we don't speak up now, we will be the ones to shoulder the burden in the future.
European football is becoming more and more elitist. Our beloved sport is being transformed into a game for the few rich and famous, while the neutral football fan and thousands of other football lovers around Europe are being ignored and cruelly let down by UEFA.
The Champions League was instated in the early nineties to become a tournament where domestic champions of all European countries would face each other and battle for the title of European champions. After a couple of seasons, UEFA saw the financial values of their new tournament, and started allowing vice-champions of the biggest leagues into the tournament. This unfortunately was not the ending: soon the rich clubs put more and more pressure on UEFA, which resulted in a transformation of the Champions League set-up into a tournament allowing even the numbers 3 and 4 from the biggest leagues into the tournament.
As it stands currently, the number 4 of Italy has it easier to qualify than the actual domestic champions of countries such as Lithuania, Hungary, Ireland or Cyprus. And to make sure the big clubs don’t risk missing out much money, the losers of the third qualifying round have the UEFA Cup to save their European season (whereas the vice-champions of leagues such as the Icelandic or Latvian have to play two qualifying rounds).
The way it is going now, UEFA is killing its own sport. Not only the rich and powerful teams have an easier route qualifying, the bigger leagues also have more teams in the Champions League where the big money is. So while 4 Italian teams can enrichen themselves every year, only 1 Cypriot or Bosnian side can (if they manage to get through the qualifiers, that is). Also, victories in the UEFA Cup result in less points for a country's coefficient than victories in the Champions League: this means top countries have much more chances of earning points than smaller leagues, because the bigger leagues send more representative teams in the Champions League where most coefficient points can be earned: this means the coefficient of bigger leagues will always remain bigger than other countries' leagues, which in its way keeps the multiple Champions League slots for the biggest countries intact. It's a vicious circle and a system truly set up to keep the power and dominance of the already wealthy teams intact. This proves UEFA cares about little more than publicity and money, rather than about 'football for all'. The system just exists to protect the power of the biggest clubs and to further extend their power.
UEFA this way has totally raped its own tournament, transforming the Champions League into an elitist tournament where always the same clubs participate. This is totally uninteresting for true football fans who also love discovering new teams and new stadiums (which is an essential aspect of the charms of European football) and causes a huge deja-vu feeling to any football fan not involved with any of the participating clubs. UEFA just turned its own gala into an elitist happening where the wealthy and famous clubs dictate the law. The already wealthy and powerful clubs have it much easier to qualify, thus they will further enrichen themselves in the Champions League. The financial gap between these clubs and the rest of Europe, will grow so big that it will never be closed. It means every season the same clubs compete, resulting in an utterly boring and highly predictable tournament where only the fans of these happy few teams are treated with top football, but sooner or later even the most fanatic neutral football fan will have enough of seeing always the same encounters.
The gap with the rest of Europe will grow so big it won't ever be closed again. This goes against the 'football for all' principles of UEFA. Thousands of football fans from countries like Moldova, Georgia, Finland, etc are being robbed from their chance of ever seeing a top game close to home. Allowing the champions of smaller leagues into the Champions League however, would mean they have a chance to actually grow and develop: experience in top football would make the teams stronger, the financial incomes would also mean these teams can further strengthen their squad, the fact that top football games are hosted in countries such as Albania would trigger a bigger public interest in local teams. This will result in a bigger fanbase for the domestic leagues of these countries and in a better level of play, and soon Europe would see a few new top teams rising. There would be more potential winners and they would be better spread geographically (allowing more people from all over Europe to enjoy top football), and the European cups would be highly unpredictable, which is much more pleasant for neutral fans than always seeing the big clubs over and over again.
If we leave the Champions League as it is now, it will eventually kill European football ; if we reform it and give the smaller teams a fair chance again, it will soon enough result in bigger public interest in all domestic leagues, better level of play in all domestic leagues, more potential winners for the European cup, and more unpredictable games in Europe. If we want to save the future of our beloved sport, than we need to boycot the Champions League as it is now, and eventually restore it to its original set-up where only true champions are allowed.
If we leave the Champions League as it is:
- we will see always the same participants, until the whole world is bored of seeing always the same names and faces over and over again;
- the wealthy clubs from bigger leagues are protected in their status of superpower, and they will further enrichen until the gap with the rest of Europe cannot be closed anymore;
- only the fans of the happy few big clubs can enjoy top football, whereas football fans in Latvia, Iceland, Wales, etc are stuck with amateur leagues and never seeing any good game in their country;
- domestic titles in bigger leagues lose their value: in the past, Manchester United would be angry and ashamed for finishing second behind Chelsea, since the CL is open to non-champions the big clubs consider a second place in the league almost equally good to a first place.
If we reform the Champions League back to its original format:
- we will see a rise in experience and financial means of clubs in smaller leagues;
- this will eventually lead to these teams becoming stronger and playing a role in European football;
- this will lead to a bigger public interest in their domestic leagues rather than in fans travelling to England or Italy for games;
- there will be more potentials winners for the European cups, and the potential winners will be better spread geographically;
- the European cups will be less predictable and more sensational;
- football fans from all over Europe can enjoy top football without having to travel to Milan, Barcelona or Manchester;
- domestic titles will get their full value again, as the second place in the Serie A or Premiership would no longer be enough for qualification for the 'money-making' Champions League.
If we reform the European football now, we can save our beloved sport from becoming elite-esque, and make it a true football party for everyone, regardless what country they are from. We are tired of seeing always the same classic teams, and want the original charm back: a team from England travelling to Kazachstan instead of facing another 'deja vu' team from Italy.
Most shows on the Edinburgh Fringe Festival lose money, or are completely out of reach financially for the performers and companies that make up the bulk of the attractions for the month of August.
Corporate sponsorship is rapidly replacing grassroots efforts to bring fresh talent to Edinburgh stages.
This proposal provides a few simple goals that would eradicate the cost-prohibition to the very talent the festival needs to perpetually attract.
July 12, 2006
A petition in OPPOSITION AGAINST ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT'S AMNESTY, GUEST WORKER'S PROGRAM AND FAVORING MAKING ENGLISH THE OFFICIAL LANGUAGE OF THE UNITED STATES
S. 2611 - 'A bill to provide for comprehensive immigration reform and for other purposes.'
S. 1919 - An Amnesty Bill Which Will Increase Immigration Into U.S.
S. 1918 - An Amnesty Bill For Illegal Aliens
S. 1438 - 'A bill to provide for immigration reform.'
S. 359 - 'A bill to provide for the adjustment of status of certain foreign agricultural workers, to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to reform the H-2A worker program under that Act, to provide a stable, legal agricultural workforce, to extend basic legal protections and better working conditions to more workers, and for other purposes.'
May 26, 2006
New York State Divorce Reform.
Regressive matrimonial and divorce laws need to be reformed.
February 22, 2006
The Citizens for Healthcare Freedom is a North Carolina grassroots organization dedicated to educating the public about health care issues.
Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of our North Carolina community by empowering individuals and families to make freer and more fully informed health care decisions.
CHF is currently following the nationwide trend by supporting an exciting, new Health Freedom Bill in North Carolina. In March 2005 we joined with a federation of organizations, a consortium of health care providers, and health conscious citizens in order to continue to promote a NC health freedom movement.
The federation penned and proposed a health freedom bill, and together with our House Bill Sponsor we are working hard to spread the word and get this bill to become law.
Currently, in North Carolina and other states without consumer protections, complementary and alternative health care practitioners can no longer freely practice natural healing -- such as naturopathy, acupuncture, herbology, aromatherapy, etc. -- or even educate the public about natural healing practices without being at an increasing risk of being accused of and charged for "practicing medicine without a license."
This bill would remedy this situation, allowing consumers to continue using alternative and complementary medicine alongside conventional medicine. First, this bill would narrow the scope of health care practices so that complementary and alternative medicine practices, which have been deemed inherently so safe that they don't require medical licensure, could continue to be practiced without a medical license. Secondly, the bill would allow these practitioners to continue to educate consumers about natural healing, such as nutrition, vitamins, herbs, etc., without being charged with practicing medicine without a medical license.
No matter how you depend on alternative and complementary medicine to keep healthy - whether it is seeing a homeopath or learning about vitamins and herbs from a naturopath - if you want to preserve these freedoms, please sign this petition now. And if you want to learn more about how you can become a part of this important initiative, please visit our website: www.CitizensforHealthcareFreedom.org.
Petiton to support Verified Voting Lobby Day on June 9th, the Rush Holt Bill HR-550, and call for meaningful investigations of election fraud, in order to enable meaningful reform. ..... "
Please read Robert Koehler's The Silent Scream of Numbers http://www.commonwonders.com/archives/col290.htm
Also very important info here- http://www.verifiedvotingfoundation.org
Imposing religious and moral law will only lurch a state to more theocracy (rather than democracy) where it could undermine religious tolerance and civil liberty in the country.
The September 11, 2001 event was an act of revulsion that was committed in the name of Islam, and Islamic States including Malaysia and Arab countries blunted their criticism relatively to the U.S. occupation of Muslim land in the Arab world or U.S. affiliation with repressive regimes in Muslim countries counting mainly at U.S. support for the State of Israel as the root of terrorism.
Theocratical states (especially Islamic states these days) are less venerating to democracy and human rights. They draw religious lines between Muslim and Non-Muslim moving the Islamic world to fanaticism, while others may label it Islamo Fascism.
June 10, 2005
We have set up an Independent Inquiry by Sir Michael Lyons to consider the detailed case for changes to the present system of local government funding, including reform of council tax to make it fairer and more sustainable.
The Inquiry will also consider options other than council tax for local authorities to raise supplementary revenue, including local income tax, reform of non-domestic rates and other possible local taxes and charges. The Inquiry is due to report by the end of the year and will make recommendations on any changes that are necessary and how to implement them.
Help with council tax bills is available to people on a low income through Council Tax Benefit (CTB). The Department for Work and Pensions is taking active measures to ensure that people are made aware of CTB and are encouraged to take up their entitlement to what is in effect a council tax rebate.
Alongside CTB for the poorest pensioners, we are helping many more elderly people with their council tax bills. We gave £100 to households with someone 70 or over for 2004/05. In 2005/06 households with someone aged 65 or over will receive £200, unless they are receiving the Pension Credit guarantee. People getting the guarantee element of Pension Credit are already entitled to a 100 per cent rebate on their council tax bills. Households with someone aged 70 or over getting the Pension Credit guarantee will receive £50 to help with living costs.
Our generous grant settlements to local Government, and considered use of our capping powers, have led to an average council tax increase in 2005/06 of 4.1 per cent - the lowest increase in more than a decade - and the second lowest ever.
June 10, 2005
The year on year inflation busting rises in Council Tax causes hardship to the many, but particularly those on low or fixed incomes. With council tax being based on property values, it takes no account of people's ability to pay.
Council Tax can take as much as 30% of the income of a person on a low income and less than 2% of the income of a high earner.
When Corporations file bankruptcy workers lose pensions and other benefit plans. Under the current law, employees are last in line to receive compensation from bankrupt companies.
A petition to reform the Australian Constitution to abolish State Governments, expand on the role and responsibility of Federal and Local Government and the creation of Regional Administrative coordinating councils.
Australia does not need three tiers of Government. With advances in technology, communication and travel the time has come to reviw the system of Governance is Australia. Time to abolish State Governmnent.
Voter turnout in the United States of America has long been in decline, and its time that there was a change. We, the world's leading democracy, have one of the lowest voter participation rates in the world. This is what ultimately led to the formation of the bipartisan National Commission on Federal Election Reform headed by Presidents Jimmy Carter and Gerald Ford. Therefore, the need for reform is there and the creation of a Federal Election Day holiday is a viable solution.
A survey completed by the U.S. Census Bureau after the 2000 election found that of those who did not vote, a conflict with work or school was listed as the number one culprit. By moving the celebration of Washington's Birthday to Election Day, we can eliminate the usage of a schedule conflict as a possible excuse.
We, as a nation, will be able to celebrate a right made possible by Washington and his successors and honor them in the process.
We, are citizens of the state of Illnois, representing families of men and women incarcerated under harsh federal sentencing guidelines. We thank you for your co-sponsorship of Bill Number S.1086 Judges Act.
We now petition you to also support Bill # HR 1453 Sonsored by Charles Rangel (D-NY 15th).
We further petition you to consider the devastating affects on families and children of the current mandatory sentencing laws. We petition you to further sponsor legislation to repeal and reform these unjust sentences.
June 1, 2006
Over 70,000 petition signatures were submitted to the 2006 session of the Alabama legislature asking them to support a blill that would allow the people of Alabam to vote for or against a convention to rewrite the State Constitution. The Bill was approved by the appropriate Senate committee, but then was allowed to die.
We will continue to gather signatures and hopefully submit several hundred thousand to the next session
For more details, visit the above Reform website.
We will not reach our full potential until we get a 21st century constitution- not a document designed for the mule and wagon era.
Signer must be a U.S. Citizen, a resident of Alabama, 18 years or older, and have not signed a paper form of this petition. If under 18 years old go to Student Petition at www.gopetition.com/online/6680.html
December 29, 2003
The United States is Undemocratic. How can the USA tell Russia and China to be more democratic when the USA has unfair electoral practices?
This is a petition to call on the United States of America to review its electoral practices and to abolish the 'first past the post' electoral system and adopt a system of preferential proportional representation.
The United States has one of the most undemocratic electoral practices. The current president does not represent a majority of USA citizens. The United States president is not directly elected but appointed by an unrepresentative electoral college itself elected by a minority of voters. If the United States is to maintain public confidence as the voice and campion of democracy then it must review its electoral practices to ensure that its Government and Head of State establishes and maintains a majority mandate as opposed to a representation of a minority.
Democracy can only be maintained with the majority support of citizens voting to elect its representative. The current first past the post electoral system was implemented at a time when most Americans were unable to write and had a low standard of education. The time has come for it to join the 21st century and update its electoral practices to give voice to its people and citizens.
The adoption of a preferential electoral system would ensure that the electoral process properly and democratically reflect the view and opinions of its citizens.
Given the power and influence that the United States wields in the world it is fundamental that its electoral practices are reviewed so that its elected representatives reflect the voices of its citizens in a democratic and fair electoral system.
To all of the Elder Scrolls 3 Forum users: It has become painfully clear that the moderator situation has grown out of control. Moderators with too much power are oppressing the forums users, and they are using their power to fulfill personal vendettas that they may have with certain users.
Supervision of these Moderators is almost non-existant, because only TWO Administrators actually lay claim to the responsibility of maintaining the forum and its moderators. As anyone can tell, there is too large a load for too few people to handle, and this is why ALL the users of the forums demand a reform of the Moderator staff and power.
We feel the new Moderator Structure should be as follows:
1.) Moderators do NOT have the power to BAN users from the forums.
2.) Specific individual Moderators shall be assigned a specific forum and is held responsible for actions in their forums.
3.) Only Administrators shall be permitted to BAN users, AFTER a hearing has taken place with the Moderators about the offending user.
4.) If a BAN is executed, the BANNING ADMINISTRATOR shall issue a detailed email to the BANNED user stating, in depth, the details of their offence, the reason for their ban, and where in the User Agreement they violated the terms they agreed to when they signed up.
To elaborate these reform options:
1.) Too many chiefs and not enough braves is the sentiment there. If every moderator is allowed to ban any user at whim, a vulgar display of power is inevitable, such as the current state of the forums!
2.) If you read the forum information, you'll notice a huge moderator/administrator mix is responsible for ALL the forums. This is too much work, and more than HALF those listed Moderators/Administrators are actively involved in Moderating the forums. If you assign two or three Moderators to a forum, its much easier for them to keep it under control, and you have no overlapping and hasty desicions made.
3.) This is a given. If every policeman was allowed to carry out Judge, Jury, and Executioner with every person he arrested, you would have many many dead people. Simply because the wrong people have all the power. Responsible Administrators should be responsible for making banning decisions, based on a general Moderator consensus that deals with the problem causing user, the number of offences they made, and where exactly in the user agreement they are violating. Only after this is accomplished can a ban be executed with 100% flawlessness and justice.
4.) Banned users have a RIGHT to know WHY they were BANNED. A simple vague reason provided by the forums with a equally vague error message is NOT good enough! Banned users need to know what they did wrong, where they violated their user agreement, and what their being banned for. This way, there is no way a user can have any grounds to cause more trouble or question the decisions made against them.
This petition is to establish order on a ramshackle slip-shod poorly managed forum, whose users are FED UP with being miss-treated by the power-abusing Moderators, and the unprofessional methods of their actions.
The forum users want JUSTICE!
The world is crying out for Van Halen to reform with David Lee Roth for years now. It's about time people tried to do something about it.
82. Level 42 Reunion
This petition is an attempt to show the original members of Level 42, Mark, Mike, Boon and Phil, that their fans of many years wish them to reform. We are not trying to apply pressure only to show our desire.
The McCain-Feingold campaign finance reform bill violates our free-speech rights.