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1. AMEND 2014 USTA JR. RULES

WE, the players, parents, coaches, facility operators, members and other patrons of the USTA, demand a voice in the structure and organization of junior tennis in our particular sections and at the national level.

Given that nearly no junior player, parent or coach was provided any notice at all of the "approved" changes, nor allowed an opportunity to have a discussion or provide suggestions for the upcoming rule changes and given that such changes will affect our players in a drastic and severe way, (including the expenditure of money for no real purpose and the restriction of players to have any incentive to keep playing the sport) we demand that the 2014 rules be amended or at the very least, suspended until there has been further study, comment, review and input from the very people who participate and spend money to be involved with the USTA.

We believe that the 2014 rule changes will have a "chilling effect" on junior tennis, in that relegating players to participate in only local events and not giving those players who might develop later in the sport or who might "catch fire" by seeing and competing in higher event categories, is certain to cause hundreds, if not thousands of juniors to quit the sport.

The rule changes will be so discouraging for those players just below the top ranked players and the middle of the pack players, they will quit the sport. In addition and most importantly, the stated rationale for approving the changes in order for the US to again have another top professional player by only allowing the "elite players to compete against the elite players" will not have the intended outcome as can be seen from undertaking statistical studies of the rule changes.

The upcoming 2014 rules changes will only deter players from continuing in the sport we all love and the changes will only encourage our jr. players to join other sports where opportunities are fair and extensive. We, the participants in the USTA, believe that inclusiveness is the way to find the next great US player, not exclusiveness. That, reducing tournaments and reducing draw sizes across the board will not encourage participation, but will instead, discourage participation. We demand that common sense, not elitism, should rule the day.

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2. Stop Sodexo's Bad Practices at the University of Lethbridge

During the month of March a survey was conducted at the University of Lethbridge.

What Does the University of Lethbridge Community Think of Sodexo Food?

The objective of this survey was to receive an empirical answer to the question of what the University of Lethbridge (UofL) community think of Sodexo food services on campus. This survey was commissioned by the Service Employee’s International Union (S.E.I.U) after consultation with the University of Lethbridge Students Union (ULSU) and the Lethbridge Public Interest Research Group (LPIRG). If the answer was found to be a negative one then a second action-research projected would attempt to get better food service on campus.

Initially the goal was to collect 400 responses but with the survey approaching 250 a very clear trend had emerged and we decided we had enough data. With 244 surveys returned there was a very high (95.1%) completion rate.

The University of Lethbridge has a population of over 10000 including 8200 undergraduates and the survey has a 95% confidence rating that the results are accurate within 6points.

The clearest message from both the quantitative and qualitative data is that the price of food is too high for the quality received. 70% picked the worst category on the price of food in the quantitative section and in the qualitative section over 150 wrote that the food was too expensive.

Another significant statistical response was overall satisfaction with 48.5% rating it as “poor”. The comments section revealed a significant number are unhappy with the exclusivity contract, the mandatory residence meal plan, greasy food, the lack of healthy food and vegetarian options and choices for those on restricted diets.

Perhaps most significant though was that eight students reported getting food poisoning after eating at Sodexo establishments at the UofL. The results of this survey provide a very clear mandate for changes to food services at the University of Lethbridge.

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3. Yes to East Stand Supporters Section

This petition is to gather evidence that a substantial number of supporters of Hibernian FC agree that a "Suporters Section" should be integrated into the new East Stand.

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4. Review confiscation of goods and security scanning at Indian Airports

When i entered in the airport in india i didn't know what are the item to carry in the hand bag. My lockage scanned and weight made in the separate counter and put that particular bag in the lockage section. Then i entered in the emigration section, every think cleared. Then i entered the security section, they scanned
my bag they found the ghee. It should not carry in the hand back in the final stage.

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5. Open Letter to the New York TImes

The Hamptons (east of the Shinnacock Canal) are not part of Long Island and, as such, should be treated accordingly.

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6. Stop The Vicitimization Of Problem Gamblers

STOP UNCONTROLLED GAMBLING IN NOVA SCOTIA
SEND A STRONG MESSAGE TO GOVERNMENT WE THE PUBLIC ARE GOING TO PROTECT OUR YOUTH OUR FAMILIES AND OUR SENIORS FROM BEING VICTIMIZED.

1. GAMING CONTROL ACT: STATES: AS ITS PURPOSE TO REGULATE, CASINOS, LOTTERY SCHEMES AND TO INCREASE REVENUE FOR THE PROVINCE.
ENSURE THAT ANY MEASURES TAKEN WITH RESPECT TO CASINOS AND OTHER LOTTERY SCHEMES ARE UNDERTAKEN FOR THE PUBLIC GOOD AND IN THE BEST INTERESTS OF THE PUBLIC AND WITHOUT LIMITYING THE LIMITING OF THE FOREGOING, TO MINIMIZE THE OPPORTUNITIES THAT GIVE RISE TO PROBLEM GAMBLING AND OTHER ILLNESSES CRIME AND SOCIAL DISRUPTION, (1994-95,C,4,S.2.)THESE OPERATIONS ARE LICENCED PURSUANT TO THIS AND THE REGULATIONS AND THE CRIMINAL CODE (CANADA) TO CONDUCT AND MANAGE LOTTERY.

2. CONTROLLED BY MINISTER OF FINANCE AND MINISTER OF LABOR FOR THE PROVINCE OF NOVA SCOTIA. PART I AND PART I I .
THE GAMING CONTROL ACT SECTION 20 SUB SECTION C STATES OPERATORS AND RGULATORS MUST HAVE IN PLACE POLICIES AND PROCEDURES TO IDENTIFY AND REMOVE PROBLEM GAMBLERS NO WHERE IN THE ACT DOES IT SAY SELF-EXCLUSION FOR A PROBLEM GAMBLER.

3. MANAGED BY BOARD OF DIRECTORS APPOINTED BY GOVERNOR IN COUNCIL THERE ARE THREE TO FIVE BOARD MEMBERS APPOINTED.

4. THE CORPORATION SECTION E STATES REPORT FORTHWITH TO THE MINISTER AND THE COMMISSION ANY DEFECT, ABUSE, ILLEGALITY OR CRIMINAL ACTIVITY IN RELATION TO CASINOS AND OTHER LOTTERY SCHEMES;

5. NOVA SCOTIANS HAVE THE RIGHT TO SAY NO TO GAMBLING IN THE PROVINCE OF NOVA SCOTIA. CASINO OPERATIONS AND VLTS OPERATIONS MUST BE STOPPED. GAMBLING IS A VERY DANGEROUS PAST TIME FOR ALL.

6. THE PAST AND PRESENT GOVERNMENT HAVE SHOWN THE PUBLIC JUST HOW INTEGRITY AND HONESTY REALLY WORKS JUST TAKE A LOOK AT PROBLEM GAMBLERS BANK ACCOUNTS. HOW MUCH MORE ABUSE AND CRIMINAL ACTIVITY CAN WE TAKE. THIS IS NOT ENTERTAINMENT. THE OMBUDSMANS REPORT WAS FINISHED IN 2007. THE RECOMMENDATIONS MOVE VERY SLOW AND ARE ONLY 50 % COMPLETE AFTER TWO YEARS. WILL WE EVER SEE ALL RECOMMENDATIONS COMPLETED?

7. WHEN GAMBLING ON MACHINES WAS ILLEGAL GOVERNMENT ACTED SWIFTLY AND WITHIN ONE DAY ALL WERE GATHERED UP AND DESTROYED. WHAT HAS CHANGED NOW? “NOTHING”

PLEASE SIGN WITH NAME ADDRESS AND PHONE NUMBER:
NAME: ADDRESS: PHONE NUMBER: VOTE:
PAUL BURRELL 269 CHARLOTTE STREET 902-578-0340 NO CASINOS &VLT’S

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7. Tarmac Chiltern Road

The level and surface condition of the tarmac surface of Chiltern Road Ballinger has been in decline since gas pipes were layed beneath it in 1990.

After the pipes were layed, the company contracted by Chiltern Council to complete the work, did not adequately make good the subsurface before the pipe trench was recovered with tarmac.

The council took no action to ensure that the company made good their bad work.

Within two years the retarmaced section started to subside forming a trench section along the northern side of the road.

In addition to the trench damage the road developed a significant number of sections that deteriorated due to usage and weathering.

Over the following 15 years the council patched up and repatched various sections of the road.

The road's surface is uneven, pitted and a patch work of different coloured tarmac repairs.

It is unsightly and dangerous for cyclists, particularly for those traveling along it from east to west. This included a number of very young children who used this quiet cul de sac to learn to cycle.

In 2005 Mr. Benwell of Oakhurst and Mr. Clark of Coppice, Chiltern Road, wrote to the council asking them to repair the road and make good the whole surface.

The council admitted that the poor surface of the road was in part due to the inadequate work following the laying of the gas pipes. They refused to repair the road's surface because they had insufficient funds while other road had greater priority.

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8. Petition Opposing Rezoning and Development

We, the undersigned residents of Chateau Jon Subdivision, oppose the rezoning
and development of the 6 acre property located on Hatchell Lane Section 30,
T6S, R3E, G.L.D., City of Denham Springs for the following reasons:

1. Traffic impact: with a Junior High School, a large church, surrounding
neighborhoods and businesses, the traffic would be such that it could endanger
the lives of the many children that walk to and from school. Furthermore, with
Hatchell Lane being a two laned road, it would cause significant difficulty at the
intersections of Centerville and Hatchell as well as Hwy 190 and Hatchell, both
precarious intersections today.

2. By opposing this rezoning request, it will maintain the overall appearance
of Hatchell lane which is comprised of primarily single-family homes. By
allowing multi-family housing it will compromise the integrity of the surrounding
areas and could potentially reduce the value of surrounding properties.

3. Is there any place within the city limits of Denham Springs in which
there is multi-family housing?

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9. Require the connector road between Claymore Rd and Colleton Crossing

This connection is required by the Carrboro Land Use Ordinances:

Section 15-214: "Streets shall connect with all surrounding streets to permit safe, convenient movement of traffic between residential neighborhoods and to facilitate access to neighborhoods by emergency vehicles."

Section 15-217: "To the extent practicible, all streets shall be interconnected."

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10. Stop state repression of human rights defenders in India

"No one is going to give them their rights to live with dignity on a silver platter. They have to be extracted with force... We will have to strengthen ourselves to stop those who find it profitable to misuse authority and public funds. Perhaps the courts and the NGOs are the only solution", said Justice Venkatachaliah, former Chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission of India and former Chief Justice of India at a workshop on Human Rights of Marginalised and Tribal Communities.

This statement and the hope put in non-governmental organizations come as a surprise if one looks at the recent developments in different states of India. There are various non-governmental human rights organizations active India and many of them recently faced serious threats by the police and the political powers. Activists were arrested and false charges were filed.

Examples:
The most recent example is that of Subash Mohapatra, the director of the Forum for Fact-finding Documentation and Advocacy. He was arrested from the office of the Chhattisgarh State Human Rights Commission when submitting the reply asked by the Commission regarding a case of Dalit exploitation on July 17, 2007. Human Rights Commissions are meant to protect human rights and are not meant to be the site of its violation. False charges were filed under several sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

Just a few days before his arrest, Amarnath Pandey, advocate and human rights defender from Chhattisgarh was charged with a false case on atrocities against the tribes (for whom he is providing legal service in courts). His life has been threatened many times by the police and he travels with a sign on the rear of his vehicle saying "Chhattisgarh Government may kill me in a fake encounter (extrajudicial killing)”.

Around the same date, on Saturday, 14 July 2007 Saroj Mohanty, poet and long-time activist with Prakrutik Sampad Surakhya Parishad (PSSP), which has been opposing the entry of large bauxite mining companies in Kashipur for over 15 years, has been arrested. Saroj was taken into custody at a railway station in Rayagada District. He is currently in judicial custody in Rayagada district jail. The charges against him are completely fabricated but serious. They include section 395 of the IPC (Dacoity), section 397 (Robbery or dacoity with attempt to cause death or grievous hurt), and section 450 (House trespass with intention to commit offence that is punishable with imprisonment for life).

Brijesh Bilathare, advocate and human rights defender from Madhya Pradesh, had false charges filed against him on 6 June 2007 stating he was obstructing a public servant discharging his duty.

Dr. Binayak Sen, senior human rights activist, was arrested on May 14, 2007 by Chattisgarh police. He is General Secretary, People's Union for Civil Liberties, Chattisgarh and its national vice president. He was detained under the provisions of two highly controversial laws: The Chhattisgarh Special Public Security Act, 2005 and the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 2004. The allegations are based on assumed connections with Maoist rebels.

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11. Stop NY Fed Transfer of North Korean $25 Million

The Six-Party denuclearization talks with North Korea halted earlier this year, because the US froze $25 million of accounts in Banco Delta Asia in Macau. The funds were frozen by the US Treasury Department because the funds in the accounts were believed to be obtained by counterfeiting US currency and other illicit activities.

So far, the Bank of China and Wachovia Bank have declined requests from the US State Department to transfer these funds back to North Korea.

State's newest request is for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York to transfer the funds back to North Korea. Lee Bollinger is a Class C director on the board of directors.

Apart from aiding a regime that is one of the world's most egregious human rights violators, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York transfer would also be in violation of: Section 311 of the USA Patriot Act, United Nations Security Council Resolution 1718, and Sections 1956-1957 of US Criminal Code, Title 18.

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12. Stop Wal-Mart from discontinuing their arts & crafts

It seems that Wal-Mart is slowly but surely dwindling down their arts and crafts departments, and now they have added the fabric section to the chopping block. What they don't seem to realise is how many people actually depend on this department.

Many people, particularly elderly, teachers, and crafters strapped for cash rely on the "Everday Low Prices" of Wal-Mart's fabric section particularly the dollar section. This is a great benefit to many especially when your city or town doens't have many craft choices to begin with or the other guys are too far away to be practical.

Help to stop Wal-Mart from doing away with this department. It is too affordable and too necessary to be gotten rid of.

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13. Add a 4th Section to Greenville's 2007-2008 3rd Grade

There are 71 second grade students at Greenville in 3 sections and 68 students at Seely Place in 4 sections.

Last year, the Seely Place 1st grade had 67 students, and a 4th section was added. Last year's 1st grade at Greenville had 69 students in 1st grade, yet was kept at 3 sections, above the district's recommended class size guideline of 22. Currently, our 2nd grade has 2 more students than it did last year.

Over the past ten years, Greenville's population has grown at a much faster rate than Seely Place's. In 1996, Seely Place had 436 students and Greenville had 411. As of Oct. '06, Greenville had 502 and Seely Place 499. If this trend continues, the inequity of average class size between the two schools' incoming 3rd grades will be further exacerbated.

The resulting inequality in average class size (23 vs. 17) is having a detrimental educational effect on the teachers ability to teach -- this has been confirmed by some of Greenville's 2nd grade teachers.

Equalize the average class size today! Please give our children the 4th teacher they need.

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14. Cancelled petition

There are 71 second grade students at Greenville in 3 sections and 68 students at Seely Place in 4 sections.

Last year, the Seely Place 1st grade had 67 students, and a 4th section was added. Last year's 1st grade at Greenville had 69 students in 1st grade, yet was kept at 3 sections, above the district's recommended class size guideline of 22. Currently, our 2nd grade has 2 more students than it did last year.

Over the past ten years, Greenville's population has grown at a much faster rate than Seely Place's. In 1996, Seely Place had 436 students and Greenville had 411. As of Oct. '06, Greenville had 502 and Seely Place 499.

The resulting inequality in average class size (23 vs. 17) is having a detrimental educational effect on the teachers ability to teach -- this has been confirmed by some of Greenville's 2nd grade teachers.

Equalize the average class size today! Please give our children the 4th teacher they need.

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15. Forest Lake at Bear Creek Entry Sign and Landscaping

Demien Development Incorporated and Gittemeir Homes Incorporated are not meeting their obligation to the Forest Lake at Bear Creek homeowners on several issues and it is negatively impacting our property values.

The entry monuments and signage have not been erected as promised, there is a chain link fence at the entrance to the development which is in direct violoation of the Master Declaration of Covenants and Restrictions of Bear Creek Estates("Covenants and Restrictions") Section B Item 2, the cart path connecting Oak Creek Drive to the existing cart path on the golf course has not been installed, and the empty lots and common areas are not being maintained properly as per Item 11 in Section B of the Covenants and Restrictions.

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16. THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS ACT, 1960 NEEDS REVIEW & AMENDMENTS

THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS ACT, 1960 NOW NEEDS ITS REVIEW & AMENDMENTS AS THE PUNISHMENTS UNDER THIS ACT IS MINOR.

THE CITIZENS OF INDIA & THE ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES ALSO NEEDS MORE AWARENESS AMONG THEM ABOUT THE ACT. WHERE AS THE CONSTITUTION OF INDIA ARTICLE 51 A(g) DEFINE THE MORAL DUTIES OF EVERY CITIZENS.

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17. Attn WVU: We Want Rich Rod

WVU Needs to Step Up. This is a 24 hour petition drive, starting 8:30am on 12/6/6.

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18. Sussex County's Violation Chapter 115, Article XXV, Section 115-191, Zoning Code

To uphold the ordinance adopted by the County Council of Sussex Co., of said violations, parking and storing more than two "2", automotive vehicles or trailers or boats or any kind or type without current license plates shall be parked or stored on any residentially zoned property other than in completey enclosed buildings.

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19. No Parking in Driveway - Mallard Creek Homeowners Association

According to the Covenants as pointed out by Graig Block in his letter dated August 4th, Craig cites that Article 7 Section G points out the parking restrictions. I interpret a different meaning.

Article 7 Section G reads.
“The driveway easement shall be for ingress and egress purposes and no lot owner shall park or allowed to be parked any vehicle or other obstruction within the driveway area, so as to prevent access to other lot or lots which the driveway serves.”

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20. Stop Medic Street Speedsters

There are alot of drivers who decide that Medic Street is a good place to speed down, do fish tails, and act like idiots in their cars. I do believe this is because the street is wider than most in town.

I find this most desturbing. All three houses within this section of the street contain children (10 in total). There is also a skate park in the street which local children often attend. Also, the bowling club (also located within the street) cater for the elderly population who enjoy this sport.

There has already been a few minor accidents within this section of the street, where someone has been going silly in their car, and has plowed into a fence, or a table. It is only a matter of time, before someone plows into a child, or an elderly patron of the bowling club.

I suggest that speed humps be placed down this section of the road, to slow these cars down, and protect the safety of the children and the elderly patrons who regular this area of Medic Street.

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21. Better road safety measures for Garden Section residents

The Garden section has become more populated with families and children as has the traffic. There are no stop signs, speed limit postings, yeild signs or caution childen/pedestrian signs posted nor are there any ordinances in this area.

Cars and trucks have been sighted speeding through these residential areas with speeds estimated to be 40mps. There is a large population of children and something must be done before another child is injured or even killed.

Several attempts have been made to urge the town officials to take action dating back to December 2004, yet nothing has been done.

Children are in danger while playing outside, walking home from school or simply being near the roadway and since there are no sidewalks, this is unavoidable.

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22. BAN SECTION 19C RACE RELATIONS AMENDMENT ACT 2000

There are now anti-terror laws that the Governement has implimented which safeguards the nation.

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23. Clean up the blight on Lake Brownwood

May 8, 2006

For two years we have asked the township to enforce the blight ordinance on Lake Brownwoods Northeast side.

They have sent a few letters requesting clean up of the Richard Lula property, but have not followed through, also the shacks that are falling down on Michigan Avenue and should be condemned are still there.

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24. A.S.A.P. - Allow Shooters Access to Pistol sports

March 18, 2006

This is a petition for the innocent targets, shooters and gun enthusisasts across the UK, who unfairly had their pistols taken away from them after the horrific Dunblane school shooting in 1996.

It was due to a failing of the local police force to indentify that this man was unsuitable to posses a firearm. After the tragedy, it was campaigned for there to be a handgun ban so that it could "never happen again". This was a huge breech of peoples civil liberties.

If you are a safe, respectable citizen who has gone through the appropriate vetting procedures and is a member of an official Home Office approved gun club, and attend regularly (while on this subject I must point out that Thomas Hamilton, the man that commited the atrocity, had been thrown out of his Home Office approved gun club, who had informed the police of this, while no action was taken.), there should be no reason why you should not be allowed to posses a pistol to use at a Home Office shooting range.

Now that London has won the 2012 Olympics, then the law is actually in breech of the Olympic Charter, which states:

Section 4: 'The practice of sport is a human right. Every individual must have the possibilty of practising sport, without discrimination of any kind and in the Olympic spirit, which requires mutual understanding with a spirit of friendship, solidarity and fair play. The organisation, administration and management of sport must be controlled by independent sports organisations.'

Section 5: 'Any form of discrimination with regard to a country or a person on grounds of race, religion, politics, gender or otherwise is incompatible with belonging to the Olympic Movement.

Section 6: 'Belonging to the Olympic Movement requires compliance with the Olympic Charter and recognition by the IOC.

Target shooting is an Olympic Sport. The only way that it is possible to practise is to travel to the Channel Islands. This means that traget shooters are unable to own their own guns, and travelling to the Channel Islands is a great inconvienience and makes it practically impossible for the ordinary british shooter to possibly become part of the Olympics (Which they should be able to, according to the charter).

I urge you to sign this petiton in the hope that fairness and justice shall be restored to the thousands of law abiding, safe, pistol shooters who have been denied their sport.

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25. 8Th Line Road (Osgoode Ward) Surface Improvements

March 17, 2006

This winter the roads all over Ottawa have suffered from the continuous freeze and thaw. All minor roadways have developed potholes, uneven pavement and bumps to varying degrees.

The 8Th Line Road Over the last few winters has deteriorated and has received no repairs. This roadway has become a major thruway for vehicles of all sizes between Highway 31 (Bank Street) and the East End of the Urban section of Ottawa.

In 1970's it was a seldom used dirt road. Then it was paved with little preparation work. The road has little or no shoulders which can create driving problems.

The following three sections have been an ongoing problem and should be repaired. Repairs not just signage is the answer.

At intersection where Pana Road meets the 8Th Line there are two major bumps, in secession, which will cause a vehicle to become airborne at the posted speed limit. It's dangerous enough with a car let alone a large truck. It's a matter of time before someone leaves the road and gets injured or worse yet hits an oncoming vehicle.

Also around the 2400 section, on the southbound lane there's a long, wide and deep rut that is extremely hazardous. This may cause a vehicle to lose control trying to avoid it.

There is also a series of ruts in the northbound lane, north of Rodney farm Road that again is hazardous. It has in the past contributed to accidents in combination to with drifting snow.

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26. Convert Railroad Bridge Section of Pleasant St. to Trail and Greenway

All are urged to sign this petition, even if you do not live in Windsor.

The portion of Pleasant Street in Windsor, CT that goes under the historic railroad bridge runs through wetlands, is located in the 100 year floodplain, and is habitat for endangered and threatened plant and animal species. The Town of Windsor's Plan of Conservation and Development identifies this area as a "significant conservation area" and an "open space priority area." We have been trying to convince Town leaders to convert that section of Pleasant Street to trail and greenway. But, they have been very resistant to the idea.

However, we have received support from the Windsor Conservation Commission and the Farmington River Watershed Association. If you agree that concrete and asphalt are not better than trees and clean water and that traffic/wallets should go by Windsor Center businesses, not houses, please sign our petition.

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27. Termination, Prosecution and Conviction of Responsible Individual(s) of Zania's Cruelty

October 31, 2005

Mauled dog faces death after being left untreated at Lebanon Animal Control Shelter.

Seeking termination, prosecution and conviction of Josh Greer and individual(s) responsible for animal cruelty and abuse of Zania.

Zania, a 4-year-old black Labrador retriever, was a playmate to a 4-year-old boy living in Mt. Juliet. She was picked up Friday, October 14, 2005, for running loose and placed in the Lebanon Animal Control facility because Mt. Juliet has no facility of its own. Zania was placed in a pen on Saturday with three other dogs, who for several hours, continuously attacked her until she was found lying in a pool of blood Sunday afternoon.

Zania was removed from the pen, hosed off (to wash off all the blood), and left outside on the concrete floor. She lay on the cold (50 degrees), wet concrete until an anonymous phone call was made to the Director of the Humane Association of Wilson County, a nonprofit, private agency with no ties to Lebanon Animal Control.

The dog was lying apparently lifeless on the concrete floor inside a chain link fenced enclosure when the Director arrived. She discovered the dog was still alive and called the Police Department, who came with an animal control officer 30 minutes later. After another 30 minute delay, they took the dog to the Lebanon Animal Hospital. The Director confirmed with the animal control officer that Zania was a healthy dog when she was picked up. The animal control officers also confirmed they were aware Zania had been injured earlier by the other dogs, but had made the decision to let her recover on her own.

Dr. Craig, the attending veterinarian, verified Zania was in shock, had a subnormal temperature, blood loss and would not have survived over night if she had been left untreated at the animal control facility. Details of his report and pictures of Zania can be seen at:
http://www.oilydog.org/lab.htm. There is also another article at:
http://www.tennessean.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20051020/NEWS01/510200410/1192/COUNTY.

When the story first came to light, Zania was facing leg amputation. Now, she is facing death because of the cruelty inflicted by Josh Greer.

According to Tennessee Code, Title 39 Criminal Offenses, Chapter 14 Offenses Against Property Part 2-Animals, under Section 39-14-202, Cruelty to animals:
(2) Fails unreasonably to provide necessary food, water, care or shelter for an animal in the person's custody;
(3) Abandons unreasonably an animal in the person's custody; and
(4) Transports or confines an animal in a cruel manner can be found committing an offense under this section and is a Class A misdemeanor.

In addition, 39-14-212 Aggravated cruelty to animals - (a) A person commits aggravated cruelty to animals when, with aggravated cruelty and with no justifiable purpose, such person intentionally kills or intentionally causes serious physical injury to a companion animal. Under this section, as of June, 2004, offenses carry felony level penalties. We believe these codes have been violated.

It is not acceptable or humane to place dogs with unknown histories in cages together especially with breeds known for fighting. Zania was denied shelter with no protection from the elements as she lay dying, compassion in her handling while in Josh Greer's and other animal control officers care, protection when she was locked and confined in a pen with a breed of animals known to fight with no means of escape or protection, and immediate vet care as she lay in critical condition. She was confined and abandoned in a cruel manner that now threatens her life.

Zania has suffered enough. Our prayers and thoughts are with Zania and her family. We respectfully ask that you act on behalf of Zania and other animals who have found themselves in similar situations to put a stop to the cruelty and abuse that exists at Lebanon Animal Control. Josh Greer and those individual(s) responsible for Zania's cruelty and abuse must be terminated. No justifiable purpose can be found in the reckless, cruel, and abusive manner in which the animal conrol officers behaved in the care, handling and decision making for Zania. We therefore petition that they be prosecuted and convicted to the fullest extent of the law.

On behalf of Zania and all animals, we thank you.

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28. Reform Copyright Laws

P2P (peer-2-peer) users have been in a constant fight against the RIAA, MPAA, and even the FBI. Some people may say that P2P users should be punished for the breaking of copyright laws. Others say that data should be free for distribution. Millions of people in the past, the present, and hopefully the future will be using P2P.

The question comes down to do you think P2P users should be pursuited or not. US code Section 2319 of Title 18/Part I/Chapter 113 has given the government the ability to charge P2P users with a crime.

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29. Bring back the Ashlee Simpson topic on Game Revolution

This petition is for the great members of Game Revolution community. If you recall, on a certain April 1st, 2005, the staff of the forum introduced a section named Ashlee Simpson, where all the GR Ashlee fans could come together and talk about her and her wonderful art. It was a golden day for GR, one which nobody will forget.

But sadly, the section was taken out the next day, replaced by the so called "RPG" section. I know there are some people that like this forum, it is known proudly as "Forum of uber geekery, +2 vs other forums." Need I say more?

The Ashlee Simpson topic got a hit every five minuets on average that heavenly day, and should be returned. We deserve it.

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30. DVD Italiani di LFN

"Section One", sito italiano dedicato alla serie televisiva "La Femme Nikita", è promotore di un'iniziativa che vuole testimoniare alla Warner Bros il successo di "LFN" anche qua in Italia e chiederne la pubblicazione di cofanetti DVD anche nella nostra lingua.

"La Femme Nikita", ai più nota con la sigla "LFN", è un telefilm canadese che è stato trasmesso qui in Italia sia in chiaro (Rai2), sia via satellite (FOX). Prodotto dalla LFN III Productions Inc., Warner Bros e Fireworks Entertainment, la serie narra le avventure di una giovane donna che, accusata ingiustamente di un orrendo crimine e condannata a passare la sua vita in prigione, una notte viene prelevata dalla sua cella e condotta in un posto chiamato Sezione Uno, il più grande celato gruppo anti-terrorista del mondo. I fini di quest'organizzazione sembrano giusti, ma i suo mezzi risultano essere troppo spietati. Ma Nikita, è questo il nome della protagonista, se non starà al loro gioco, morirà...

L'iniziativa che "Section One" vuole portare a termine è semplice: raccogliere il maggior numero di firme di appassionati della serie per mostrare, agli uffici della WB, quanto sia folto il pubblico di fans del telefilm in attesa di una pubblicazione dei DVD italiani. Per far questo, lo staff del sito invita tutti i sostenitori di "LFN" a sottoscrivere la petizione online.

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