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1. Get Acrobatic gymnastics into the Olympics Games 2016

Acrobatic gymnastics is a thrilling, exciting & dynamic sport. It is glamorous & daring & embodies the true spirit of the Olympic games.

The sport demands strength, flexibility, endurance & a lot of training from its gymnasts. It's the type of sport that you will become addicted to. Trust me;) Follow the u-tube link below to see acrobatic gymnastics in action. Be prepared to be amazed;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9lBOSRS3eU&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Please support our campaign.
info@fig-gymnastics.org

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2. Remove Gosford City Council's Membership in ICLEI

Gosford City Council is a member of ICLEI which is a United Nations-sponsored group which designs and writes policy for your area on land use, energy goals and measurement, and water usage.

ICLEI is a paid consultant and/or receives dues from your taxes & Rates and received Tax Exemption status in Australia.

ICLEI was formed after the United States (George Bush, Sr.) and 178 other nations met at the United Nations Rio Earth Summit in 1992 and agreed to use certain principles as their guidelines. Those guidelines include major reductions in energy and water usage, and huge increases in the number of living units in city centers. This is called UN Agenda 21-Sustainable Development.

In 1993 President Clinton formed the President’s Council on Sustainable Development and gave a multi-million dollar grant to the American Planning Association to write Growing Smart: A Legislative Guidebook to bring UN Agenda 21 to the United States. Smart Growth was the result. Multi-story condos or apartments over small retail with little parking, crammed in your town center. The reason for this style of construction is that, as UN Secretary General Maurice Strong said, ‘the affluence of Americans is a threat to the planet.’ Single family homes are a threat.

Across the nation, in large cities and small towns, like this one, identical programs are being rolled out. Land use restrictions, ordinances reducing energy usage, Smart Meters, school programs, & candidate trainings, are designed and implemented without your vote. You may be invited to city visioning meetings, but the outcome is decided before you enter the room.

Using ICLEI greenhouse gas emissions goals, your local government is in the process of controlling where and how you live, what you eat, what your children learn, and what laws you will live under. With the cover of ‘environmental concern’ your personal rights are being restricted. Soon, you will lose the right to travel freely without being asked for your ID. Lose the right to water your garden. Lose the right to refuse a Smart Meter. Lose the right to live in a rural area. Lose the right to drive a private vehicle.

Under the guise of ‘Sustainable Development’ your property and civil rights are being systematically eliminated.

KICK ICLEI OUT OF GOSFORD.

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3. Verify @rioferdy5 Twitter!

For some reason one cannot comprehend, Twitter still refuses to verify the Twitter account of Manchester United and England Captain Rio Ferdinand. As one of the most active sports stars on there, and the fact he is so active in talking to us normal folks, we find it an outrage that his account is yet to be verified by the powers that be Twitter.

Several attempts have been made to bring up this issue, with numerous trending efforts, but Twitter still refuses to accept the authenticity of the aforementioned account.

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4. Allow Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in the 2016 Olympics

I and many others believe that Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a special competitive sport which is highly under-appreciated in the wider population. We believe it would be a fantastic addition to the Olympic events list and even better as a competitive sport in the first ever Olympics held in Brazil.

While we understand that the ever growing number of sports included, especially from increased pressure from larger sports has meant that there are already a significant number of events that cannot be fully covered. It would almost be inappropriate for one of the national sports of such an influential and prosperous country not to be included in their first ever Olympics.

It is already a highly competitive sport with millions of elite competitors worldwide and already has world championships in which a high level of competition makes for compelling viewing, whether those watching have previous knowledge of the sport or not.

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