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The government is considering implementing a GST on fresh fruit and vegetables.
Please sign this petition if you are against the government adding a GST tax on fresh fruit and vegetables.
This petition has been authorized by Peter Keith Schuback, the Australia First Party candidate for the Queensland Senate.
Animal testing is a cruel and barbaric practice that should be banned. Animals do not want to be tortured, locked up, neglected and abused any more than we do, so why should we do it to them?
Myth 1# "Animal testing is vital to save lives".
Animal testing actually kills more people than it saves because of the fact that animals have different bodies and genetic systems from us. Even animals that are very similar to us in terms of DNA, such as pigs and monkeys, are still too different for every result from tests on them to be entirely accurate.
For instance, chimpanzees are immune to HIV, Malaria and hepatitis. Aspirin causes birth defects in most lab animals, but it doesn't do this to people. Paracetamol is toxic to cats and grapes and raisins can cause kidney damage in dogs.
In fact, most so-called "medical" experiments that are done on animals are actually done with money in mind, not people. That is one of the main reasons why these misleading experiments are still performed.
If a drug is passed as safe due to animal tests, it is then often given to people. If a drug passes as dangerous and unsafe due to animal tests, it is often given to people anyway because even the drug companies often know that animals have different bodies and genetic systems from us. If a person takes it and then gets any really bad side effects, the company cannot be sued because they did do the safety tests.
Myth 2# "Lab animals are always treated kindly and looked after properly".
Although some may well be treated with kindness and cared for properly, many of them are not. In fact, during investigations, animal defenders have filmed horrifying scenes that should disgust us all.
Lab animals are often shot at, held against red hot metal plates, have boiling water poured over them, force-fed dangerous chemicals, cut open, gassed, have their brains damaged with severe blows to their heads, starved, locked up and have their skin irritated by various different substances.
Lab animals are also sometimes abused outside of the experiments. Laboratory workers have been filmed punching, slapping and shaking animals before.
Myth 3# "Animals do not feel pain, have emotions or help others".
This is probably one of the biggest lies, misunderstandings, of the century. Animals definitely DO feel pain, have emotions and help others. Anyone who believes that animals do not feel pain should go and kick a dog and then watch what happens. If animals could not feel pain or fear, how do you think they would survive out in the wild?
Animals definitely do have emotions. When you tell a dog off, they will often cower away because they know that you are angry with them. Anyone who has ever had or even stayed with a cat before will know that cats are definitely more likely to scratch and bite at certain points in time than others. How else can this be explained other than in the fact that they have moods like people do?
Also, time and time again have dogs been known to pine for their owners after they have died. Hachiko carried on going to wait at the train station for his master's return until about ten years after his master had died and Greyfriar's Bobby waited by his master's grave for at least ten years before he himself died, apparently of the same illness that had killed his master.
Dogs have even been known to pine for their people when they have only gone to work or gone out for a little while. Dog behaviourists and experts often call this, separation anxiety, but a lot of it is really just loneliness and boredom. How else do you explain the scenario of a person leaving for a while and returning to get complaints from his or her neighbours about his or her dog's barking and howling and then finding broken items and chewed up furniture all over their home?
Even wild animals have been known to help others of their own species, even if they are not directly related to them. Lionesses have been known to adopt baby antelopes, wild birds will often try to save their mates' lives and even vampire bats have been adopt other members of their own species. Chimpanzees have been known to save ducklings and at least one baby boy has been rescued by a gorilla before.
If these really did not care, why do you think they did these sorts of things? Why did they bother to help out here?
Myth 4# "There is no alternative to animal testing."
There are, nowadays, so many alternatives to animal testing that it need not be used any longer. Fake skin and organs, donated cells and body parts, studies of living people and computer models can all now be used, and these can produce results that are far more relevant and useful than those optioned through animal tests.
The Bedroom Tax, which started in April 2013, is a tax on tenants on low incomes needing to claim housing benefit in order to be able to pay their rent. Added to the background of widescale cuts already affecting the poorest in society, the Bedroom Tax further attacks poor and vulnerable people by snatching 14% or 25% off their already tiny incomes.
For Ashfield social tenants this brings an increased risk of eviction and homelessness as things stand.
This is an attack not just on those unlucky enough to be unemployed in the current economic climate it also affects those with jobs - in the past few years approximately 90% of new Housing Benefit (HB) applications have been from people with jobs!
Contrary to the political rhetoric blaming claimants for being 'greedy', the high cost of Housing Benefit is due to landlords charging very high rents and employers paying very low wages. Politicians claim that the Bedroom Tax is about cutting the 'welfare bill' and reducing homelessness, but if those were genuine aims the government would re-introduce rent controls and build more council houses. Instead of these simple and fair measures, the Bedroom Tax further impoverishes the poorest people and paves the way for further privitisation and landlord profits.
Ashfield Homes Ltd and Ashfield District Council can choose to evict tennants falling into arrears through Bedroom Tax or choose instead to assist them in various ways:
The humble Growler has become an endangered species in BC again as the Provincial Government has decided to jack up the tax on growler refills.
CAMRA BC considers this a direct tax on craft beer and in particular the smaller breweries that rely on growler sales and have contributed to its renaissance.
Growlers are environmentally responsible and a growing part of the craft beer culture in BC and this tax hike will harm the growth of this industry and the culture of BC. Join us in our fight.
For more information visit http://camravancouver.ca
As Americans we are already paying too much in tax. Our founding fathers argued that they did not want to put a ceiling on a 10% tax rate for citizens because a future Government might have the audacity to impose such a high rate.
History supports less intrusive Government, free enterprise, and less than a 10% tax rate for all.
It is both unconscionable and unconstitutional for any Government founded upon Natural Law to make illegal the cultivation, trade or sale of any Natural Plant.
Throughout history it has been Man's Right to reap the fruit of his choosing to best provide for his needs and the wants of a free market.
Until the mid twentieth century it had been Government's Right to collect taxes upon the distribution of Natural Plant products. The overbearing laws of the last century have made criminals of those seeking to provide for themselves and their families, have drastically reduced government's tax base, and have created a black market of violent individuals to provide the free market.
Wales has the most expensive rates in the UK for small firms, while supermarkets are given the cheapest rates in the UK.
In Scotland, supermarkets pay more than small firms.
We want a similar and fairer two-tier business rate system and call for the devolving of business rates to Wales.
Parents In America has found solutions for many of the problems that exist within the Child Support System. We are asking for your support not only to sign the petition, but also to become a member and join the movement that is here to break down the legal barriers and bring a unified Child Support System that is fair to all.
If the proposed Child Support Tax Reform is to pass, it has the ability to boost the economy by 1 BILLION dollars on a monthly basis. And, this is just the beginning…
Highlights of Petition:
Allow for increase in monthly income for all Non-Custodial parents paying child support by tax reform.
Decrease arrearage owed to Custodial parents without affecting the Non-Custodial parents income.
A tax credit for Non-Custodial parents who pay their child support as ordered.
Tax credits for Custodial parents who do not receive child support payments as ordered and receive little to no government assistance.
Our company realizes in order to protect the future of our children, we must first protect those who are the guardians of our children. The Power is in our hands for change. We must come together as one in order for change to happen.
A full copy of the petition is currently being drawn-up. If you have any suggestions that you would like to see added to the petition before the final copy is released for signatures please send us your comments, and suggestions for review. We would like to thank you in advance for your support.
The current prime minister, friend of Lord Ashcroft and others of that ilk, has verbally pilloried an entertainer for taking apparently legal measures to reduce the tax he pays.
Background information for this petition can be found at the following link:
For years miners in Australia have been getting away with not paying a fair share of tax for Crown-owned minerals. It's about time they did.
We hold this sentiment:
"There is nobody in this country who got rich on his own. Nobody. You dug a mine out there - good for you.
But I want to be clear.
You moved your goods to market on the roads and ports the rest of us paid for.
You hired workers the rest of us paid to educate.
You were safe in your factory or mine because of police forces, fire forces and military forces that the rest of us paid for.
You didn't have to worry that marauding bands would come and seize everything at your mine or have a country would invade.
You dug a mine and it turned into something terrific.
You mined Crown-owned minerals; you need to pay a fair price for the national collective’s inheritance that you are profiteering off.
Now you keep a Big Hunk of it.
But part of the underlying social contract is you take a hunk of that and pay forward for the next kid who comes along."
Το Έκτακτο Ειδικό Τέλος Ηλεκτροδοτούμενων Δομημένων Επιφανειών (Ε.Ε.Τ.Η.Δ.Ε.) κοινώς γνωστό ως «χαράτσι» είναι άδικο και απάνθρωπο. To χαράτσι έχει φέρει φτώχεια και δυστυχία σε μερικές εκατοντάδες χιλιάδες νοικοκυριά στην Ελλάδα. Όσοι ακόμη αντέχετε μήν είστε τόσο σίγουροι πως θα αντέξετε για πολύ αν δεν ανατραπεί η κατρακύλα με τις παραβιάσεις των θεμελιωδών δικαιωμάτων των πολιτών της Ελλάδας. Η λύση είναι να καταργηθεί το χαράτσι στο ρεύμα και στην εφορία. Ενωμένοι Στεκόμαστε.
WE REQUIRE THE NEW PROPERTY TAX
THROUGH THE ELECTRICITY BILLS TO BE CANCELLED
The new property tax through the electricity bills in Greece (commonly known as poll tax) is unfair and anti-humanistic and probably will cause the Greek citizens' suppression with their properties attached by a state that is violating repeatedly their constitutional rights.
This new property tax has brought poverty and unhappiness to hundreds of thousands households living in Greece. The solution is this new property tax (4021/2011 article 53) to be cancelled. United we Stand.
Journey from Watford to Richmond is between 57 minutes-112 minutes minus the walking time to and fro stations with 2-3 changes. I am working mum and now spend 3 hours travelling because I started working in Richmond.
The Train Track used for slow service can be modified to introduce faster services from Watford- Willesden Junction- Richmond and improve life of Tax paying individuals who spend a considerable amount of time travelling and penalising the family life in comparison to people who do not work or stay at home.
I feel Mayor of London and Watford should work together to improve the transport link and help improve quality of life.
At present VAT is charged on many products and services for babies and children under 5 in south Africa, one of very few countries doing this.
For examlple, 14% of the shelf price of infant formula, nappies (diapers), baby clothing and medicinal products like colic drops.
These goods are already almost beyond the financial reach of most of the population. The government's taxation of these products highlights its nonchalance regarding the welfare of children.
In the United Kingdom Classic Cars were exempt road tax after reaching 25 years age but that privilege for keepers of cars made after 1973 was revoked which operates unjustly on the keepers of cars made after that date who are obliged to pay the full vehicle excise duty for classic cars that do not cover many miles on public roads each year.
That is a punitive tax the government is asked to review and remove from vehicle keepers who by keeping classic vehicles provide a service to the community by preserving historic cars for its enjoyment.
Typically many owners of such cars will themselves be veterans unable to pay with ease full road tax for a car that is hardly ever driven on roads but required to display a fully paid Vehicle Excise Licence when on the road whereas those made before 1973 do not. That is an injustice that should be put right.
Australia is a country rich in natural resources. This is our sovereign wealth that really should belong to Australia’s people. They are national assets that should be used wisely for the benefit of the people.
Presently, our natural resources and all the wealth created from them is being given away for a song to mainly foreign mining corporations, who send billions in profits overseas.
The Australian mining sector has alarmingly reached 83% foreign ownership. In the next five years foreign owners will earn about $265 billion from their investments in Australia's mineral resources; and $50 billion of this will be sent overseas as dividends to those foreign owners.
A petition to try and stop the carbon tax and show the Governor General and the the current Government that the Australian people are not happy!
From information received from Mt.Vernon News on May 10th 2011.
Article states that the Village of Utica is trying to pass Vehicle Tax of fifteen dollars ($15.00) to be added to all licensed vehicles to any person who carries a Utica or a 43080 mailing address.
GILLARD BREAKS ELECTION PROMISE
During the 2010 Election Labor's Julia Gillard and her deputy Wayne Swan made the promise that they would not introduce a carbon tax if elected to Government.
Gillard broke that promise in the last week of February 2011 and Australians are very disappointed and angry that once again they face the prospect of increased prices.
More importantly Australians have reacted angrily that they have been treated with such contempt and let down by the head of Australia - the Prime Minister. It is a tax that will hurt every single Australian: electricity bills alone for the average family will go up by over $300 a year. But the real cost will be far greater than just electricity prices. The price of everyday day items will increase as the costs on doing business – transport, production and so on – will rise. This is simply another grab for cash by a wasteful government that will do nothing to address climate change.
SIGN OUR PETITION AND HELP SEND CANBERRA A STRONG MESSAGE: AUSTRALIA CAN NOT AFFORD THIS TAX!
10 top reasons why Carbon Tax is wrong and utterly pointless.....It is a green ideological tax for social engineering under the guise of dangerous climate change. It is unnecessary, ineffective, and hugely damaging to Australian families and our industry.....
1. Deceitful: Julia Gillard pledged before the election to not introduce a Carbon Tax. Our government must not be allowed to contemptuously disregard key pre-election pledges to not introduce contentious revolutionary schemes, if elections are to have any meaning.
2. Misleading: The Carbon Tax or Pollution Tax is a tax on a pure gas, carbon dioxide or CO2, not carbon soot or general pollution, as dishonestly implied by these terms. CO2 is not pollution and does not need to be reduced in the first place, it is a natural trace gas we all exhale and is needed by plants to grow, notwithstanding its greenhouse effect.
3. Unnecessary: Fear of dangerous Global Warming from man-made CO2 is dissipating with more recent scientific evidence and exposure of much bias, exaggeration of dangers and neglect of benefits of warming in existing scientific consensus. Any warming from CO2 is likely to be a harmless < 1 Deg Celsius by 2100. Higher predictions are only computer model speculations, arguably due to the modeller’s confessed ignorance of natural climate cycles.
4. Obsolete: Most big countries are retreating from carbon pricing and from the many ineffective and expensive green schemes. These schemes have not even achieved net CO2 reductions, nor created net green jobs or economic benefits as claimed by proponents (Spain, Germany, USA etc).
5. Isolated: Big emitter countries such as China, Japan and USA have decided against renewing the Kyoto Protocol or significantly cutting their CO2, despite greenwash projects. Australia’s isolated sacrifice is thus utterly pointless.
6. Worthless: Even if CO2 were dangerous and we reduced it successfully in Australia or even globally, there is no physical evidence that it would have a significantly beneficial effect on climate.
7. Ineffective: Economists predict that a carbon price in Australia will just move carbon emissions to the other countries with smaller or no carbon price, especially as we export ever more coal to be burned elsewhere, termed ‘carbon leak’; this is what happened in Europe under Kyoto protocol.
8. Disingenuous: If Greens really believed a Climate catastrophe was approaching, they would surely concede to the lesser evil of building more dams and more nuclear plants. In fact, theirs is a primarily political agenda.
9. Damaging: After Labor’s record of green and general disasters of insulation bats, solar rebates, cash for clunkers, green loans, BER, Hospitals and NBN, it is optimistic in the extreme to expect anything but a disaster to come out of the complex Carbon Tax.
10. Premature: Conversion to a self-sufficient, renewable energy based economy should happen as technological developments bring efficient solutions, not by forcing gigantic schemes using current inefficient technology with huge public subsidies.
20. No Carbon Tax
Whereas the current government went to an election promising not to impose a carbon tax. And, using the current numbers in Parliament as an excuse to renege on that promise, after several days of obfuscation.
Whereas the government is making all sorts of reasons, with changes in this almost daily to explain the reasoning for the tax.
Whereas the government has resorted to name calling and question-begging epithets to denigrate ordinary Australians opposed to the carbon tax.
The government does not have the mandate to set this tax. It doesn't have the moral ground, as they claim, either.
A tax this big should be referred to the people, after all the Howard government did it for GST.
And, finally quoting dubious authorities to justify a tax that will burden the whole of Australia for very little effect on the environment. Hey, Tim Flannery said that if the whole world stopped emissions, it would take 1000 years to make 1 degree of difference.
The tax is based on a lie and should not proceed.
The Australian Prime Minister introduced a Carbon Tax after being elected on the back of a promise to the Australian people that "there will be no Carbon Tax under any Government I lead".
Besides the tax being a horrendous imposition on the Australian electorate, without ANY Scientific evidence of man polluting the atmosphere with Greenhouse Gases and in particular Carbon emissions. The Prime Minister of Australia LIED to the Australian Electorate purely to get herself elected.
We MUST show her this is not acceptable to the people of Australia.
Over the past several years, the rising cost of production of the superannuated penny has come to the public's attention. Various evaluations of the penny's production costs have been done, some higher than the Government's assessment of 1.5c. Several factors are involved in the production cost of the penny:
- Producing the one-cent coins;
- Storing them;
- Transporting them;
- Going to a financial institution to obtain, roll and deposit them
This petition is to ask for a third party evaluation of these costs to ensure the fair treatment of the penny's demise and account for funds otherwise not accounted for.
Presently, the Australian Federal Government is engaged in pricing carbon with intent to implement a Carbon Tax.
This is in direct violation to assertions during the last election campaign that there would be no Carbon Tax during this parliament.
Further, with ever-increasing pressures on Australian household incomes, we believe this is an inopportune time to begin increasing costs of living.
We are demanding that the Government STOP raising the tax of fuel and take a look at the harm it is causing in the UK.
The Government makes billions of pounds from oil companies in tax on both the oil they extract and their profits. The Government also makes billions from motorists through car tax and VAT.
The government should reduce fuel duty as the price of oil rises which will maintain their revenues but also to help hard pressed motorists. If they fail to do so they are just being greedy.
It is interesting that no George Osborne has not expalined in detail why the Government cannot reduce fuel duty, there is merely a vague statment that it wouldbe difficult to implement.
Sign up to this and other petitions about the price of fuel to get MPs and ministers to take notice of how this is harming individuals, businesses and the wider economy.
The cyclist free lunch needs to come to an end.
I want to send this idea and my reasons to the sleepy heads in parliament.
I would really appreciate your support on this as these pious Cyclists constantly flout the highway code and then complain about the people who pay an ever increasing amount of money for the roads that they ride for free.
So please help me end this discrimination and make things fair, right safer, and equal for everyone.
The Northern Territory has come a long way in the way it recycles its empty bottles and cans. More people are recycling than ever before through their convenient and easy to use kerbside recycling systems, there is less litter and a greater awareness of reducing the impact of rubbish on our environment.
But we can all be doing more.
The Government believes the answer is a “Cash for Containers” Scheme, where consumers across the Territory will have to pay more for their bottles and cans at the shop (10 cent deposit plus a handling fee of up to 10 cents). Consumers would then have to take empty containers to a depot to have the 10 cent deposit returned.
The Environment Protection (Beverage Containers and Plastic Bags) Bill in its current form will see the introduction of an expensive and inconvenient system that threatens the viability of existing kerbside recycling systems.
A better alternative exists.
Responsible Recycling has already had discussions with the Northern Territory Government about a better alternative to the proposed “Cash for Containers” Scheme. Our Product Stewardship Model would see industry provide direct funding for projects that will have a real impact on recycling and litter reduction in the NT, while ensuring the viability and convenience of existing kerbside recycling systems is maintained.
So let’s work together to build on what we already have, instead of threatening kerbside recycling with an inconvenient and expensive inconvenient “Cash for Containers” system.
The NT Government must suspend the debate on the current Bill until all options have been investigated.
Barnet Council are proposing to:
1. Increase the cost of resident parking permits from £42 to £100 (1st car) and £75 to £125 (second car).
2. Increase the cost of visitor vouchers from £10 per book to £48 per book (Camden charges £5.60!).
3. Remove the 15 minute minimum stay at pay and display machines (currently £0.35p) and replace it with £1 minimum half hour stay.
4. Remove all free bays within resident’s controlled parking zones in the borough as a blanket policy. Whilst such changes may be required on a case by case basis, this cannot be justified as a sweeping borough wide policy. Many people rely on these bays for visitors and workmen and combined with the above proposals, this will leave the residents out of pocket!
In addition, Barnet now require motorists to pay for Pay & Display by telephone where vending machines are broken. Where have we been notified of this policy!? Not all motorists carry phones and credit cards and this policy penalises us for broken machines!
During the past year the public of the UK have been hit by soaring Fuel prices, that has seen Fuel Prices at the Pump go from 80p per litre to in some place over £1.38 per litre.
In April a further 1p per litre is to be added to Fuel costs by the current government.
Cost per litre of crude oil extraction: 8p
Cost per litre of refining: 2p
Cost per litre to transport to UK: 2p
Cost per litre to transport to pumps: 5p
UK TAX @ 70%: 80-90p!
Since the VAT increase the prices in some places of the UK have hit £1.38 per litre.
Enough is Enough! Tell the UK government to Reduce Fuel tax Now and introduce a regulator to ensure it never reachs ridiculous prices again!
30. Stop Payroll TAX
The President, The Retiring Majority in Congress have proven they do not know how or why 40 Million people are not as secure in their lives, along with 40 Million already poor, have become no better off in the last 30 Months.
While they all argue how to divide the too rich from the not rich enough, WE the People are praying and crying out for the Uniting in Pursuit of Prosperity promised by the Constitution, and all who take the Oath of Office.