Petition Tag - common

1. Save Yateley Common

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife trust (HWT) in conjunction with Hampshire Council and Foot Print Ecology are planning to graze livestock (the current plan is to graze cattle and ponies) on Yateley common (both sides of the A30) Blackbushe and Hartford Bridge flats.  In order to do this they will need to erect boundary fencing, cattle grids and gates.

The HWT gave the public a chance to air their views last Saturday 15th September at the Tythings, however many concerned people were not aware this “consultation” was taking place. Therefore we feel it necessary to start a petition ensuring all those opposed to the grazing of livestock on the common have a voice.
Research on the internet shows that these conservation grazing projects are causing problems to common land users all over the country, with gates and cattle grids being installed often without authorisation from the Highway Authority. Self closing gate mechanisms like rat traps are causing horrific accidents to horses attempting to pass through the gates, and cattle grids that often obstruct the right of way are causing accidents to people on foot, ridden horses as well as the grazing stock.

2. Support a Land Act For Wales

Following the complete occupation of Wales by the Anglo Normans in 1282 - 4 and again, in the 1420's following the War of Independence led by the great Welsh Prince Owain Glyndwr, great areas of Welsh land was either taken by the English Crown or 'given' as rewards to English barons for fighting for England in the Welsh Wars.

Ironically this was repeated by the Tudors in the 16th, who were of 'Welsh Descent', One such example being the Dukes of Somerset being given Mynydd y Gwair and much else throughout Southern Wales. This Mountain is now the centre of a major local issue and national campaign as the Somerset Trust intends to establish a Wind Mill Plantation on it.

Apart from the above, much of Welsh land was common land - which meant that the peasantry had the right to build a smallholding on it as well as hunt and fish but, increasingly over the centuries and up to the present, the Gentry and incoming 'New Conquistadores, such as Iron and Slate Masters began to seize this Common Land by means of Enclosure Acts. The issue of Anglican Church ownership was very much addressed in the Welsh Tithe Wars of 1886 - 88 by a National Land League but there is still much unfinished business to be taken care of.

Today, the aforementioned land is still occupied by the English Crown and the descendents of the English barons and, increasingly, by outside 'Utiliy Companies as in the case of the Vyrnwy Estate, It is being extensively plundered of its natural resources, such as water and timber, and is being savagely destroyed by gigantic windfarms. It is our Welsh herital land and we want it returned to the communities and people of Wales through this Wales Land Act.

3. Australian People Demand an Early Election

This Labor government is dead in the water. It has lost its way… yet again. Its incompetence and arrogance has led it to be effectively at war with Australia. Its call to class warfare and attempts to divide and conquer Australians in order to enforce incompetent policies have failed.

Citizens, businesses and whole industries are now in unprecedented open revolt against its insane carbon tax, its brainless spendthrift programs and disastrous refugee policies. Labor now trashes our economy and neighbours with one bizarre political quick fix after another. Worst of all, it has no idea how to regroup and get back to governing and has no answers other than to pathologically project all its failings onto Tony Abbott. It no longer listens to it’s citizens and we no longer listen to it. It is now incapable of learning, condemned to repeat their bungling from East Timor to Malaysia, from roof insulation to TV set top boxes.

For it’s own sake and that of Australia, Labor needs to be removed from government and be allowed to disassemble and be reborn again. After all, it is not in our interest for Labor to self-destruct – we need two healthy and vibrant, competing political parties.

4. Make a play area for the children

We ask for a safe area for the children to play sports and a playscape for the younger children.

5. Murdoch University Common Rooms

Another campaign from your Guild!

Your voice on Campus!

6. Stop illegal parking / trading of motor vehicles from Plumstead Common

Motor vehicles are being illegally traded from Plumstead Common Road, the vehicles can sometimes be a handful and at other times go well above double figures.

I have photographic evidence of money changing hands, these activities can go on into the night they have been happening according to older residents in the area for in excess of ten years.

The problems this creates for all council tax paying residents are 1. lack of parking 2. a general eyesore 3. loud music from some of the vehicles whilst being shown to prospective clients 4.reving of engines loudly at various times of the day/night 5. car alarms going off and the owner of the vehicle not being resident in the area therefore unable to turn off 6. it's breaking the law.

7. LPCC - Give the Common back to the People

On behalf of the general public who have used and enjoyed Tunbridge Wells Common over many years:

We are concerned with the growing level of criminal activity in the Fir Tree Road area which we maintain is due in no small way to the closure of the Mount Ephraim junction. We wish to stress our belief that:

• the vandalism and crime which is now a weekly event in the area is directly linked to the cessation of passing traffic in the road;
• this factor combined with a neglectful policing policy, a lack of CCTV surveillance and the absence of an alcohol-free zone have resulted in a ‘crime hotspot’ as the local press have termed the area.

Linden Park Cricket Club, supported by the local community, would point out that one of the first instances of crime in the area was the arson which burnt down the Cricket Pavilion, and since then we have suffered (amongst other incidents) the following:

• our temporary facilities have been vandalised at night and regularly show signs of attempted forced entry;
• the external underground tap has regularly been broken off overnight and the Common flooded;
• boundary ropes have been taken down, piled up and burnt in the middle of the pitch;
• boundary staves removed and thrown in to the woods;
• a temporary generator vandalised by pouring sand and grit in to the mechanism;
• symbols believed to be satanic in origin have been burnt in to the cricket pitch; and
• theft from the temporary facilities has occured.

In addition the surrounding area has suffered (amongst other incidents) the following:

• regular instances of smashed glass from bottles of alcohol, used condoms and used syringes being found around the Car Park and Wellington Rocks;
• a deeply unpleasant reputation as a venue for sexual deviancy;
• a reputation as a centre for drug dealing;
• numerouse instances of parked cars being broken in to.

In our opinion the re-opening of the junction of Fir Tree Road is essential to reclaiming the Common for the local community who used to enjoy its status as a community centre and we will endeavour to raise local support and galvanise public opinion on this matter over the course of the coming weeks and months because we are utterly convinced that the brand new Pavilion we have fought so hard to raise from the ashes of the previous one will be in enormous danger should it be built while the current conditions continue.

8. 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.

9. No to SVU Curfew

Here at SVU, the curfew rules are as follows:

Monday - Thursday
10:00am - 12:00am
10:00am - 1:00am
12:00pm - 12:00am
10:00am - 12:00am

Why must we leave the "common" areas at the designated times? We are safer in the "common" areas than we would be going anywhere else by ourselves.

10. Say "NO" to 3G Mobile Phone Mast at Downley Common

T-Mobile have put in Planning Application in to Wycombe District Council for a 12 metre 3G Mobile Phone Mast on land at Plomer Green Lane, just up form the old Dairy access track, near the village cricket pitch.

This is a Conservation Area, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and withn the Green Belt.

It is also fairly close to a local combined school.

11. Right to Gather within common areas of Gallery Walk

June 2, 2006

Gallery Walk has been in existence for four years this July.

People love Gallery Walk because of the friendships, commradority, and the family feel that they have attained in the last four years. Part of those aspects is gained from the social gatherings that occur in the courtyards.

As of late those social gatherings have come in to question.

Do these gatherings deprecitate the propteries or do they create a sense of community and belonging amongst homeowners?

12. Removal of 3 Ashland City School Board Members

April 27, 2006

Three Ashland City School Board Members have had email discussions about THEIR desires for the future of the Ashland City Schools.

They have disregarded the opinions of members of the community, refused to acknowledge the input of professional educators, and undermined the Superintendent and school staff whom was hired to manage the operations of the school district.

These three Ashland City School Board members have exploited and overstepped their role/authority as school board members.

They have knowingly violated the Ohio Open Meetings Act by having "back room discussions" through email.

13. Resolve Feud Between Sri Lankan Goverment and Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam

In SriLanka, the Tamils and Sinhala lived peacefully together on the same island but as two separate kingdoms. Once the British took control of SriLanka, they dissolved both kingdoms and made both groups live together. However, once the British gave control back to the people of SriLanka, the Sinhala took political power and have continously been attempting to eliminate the Tamils through various methods. Legislatures were used to discriminate against Tamils, but not allowing the Tamil lanugage to be an official language of the nation, and by causing great devastation tot he Tamil Communitites.

Many peace talks, rallies, petitions and similar actions were carried out by the Tamils, but it was not until the Sinhalese government began to murder, rape and torture Tamils while ignoring their pleas for justice, did the Tamils take up arms in order to defend themselves. The LTTE is fighting for the liberation of Tamils, and have only been fighting for the justice they deserve and seek. Currently, the LTTE are and SriLankan government are at peace, but the President, Chandrika, is doing all she can in order to destroys the peace. She is not willing to cooperate, and is only trying to delay the peace talks by ignoring to listen to the LTTE.

LTTE, with the help of Noweigan Government have been able to form their own temporary government system in the land in which they control. The LTTE have set up Immigration offices, Judicial Offices, Police Stations, an entire government system withing a few years. They succeed alot in very little time, and have good control, and show that they have the power to be patient, resourceful, and able to form a stable government.

Because the SriLankan government is unwillingy to cooperate and negotiate with the LTTE, and because both parties are on hostile ground with a mediator, we ask that the Canadian Government, who are well known to solve problems and reach a common goal of peace, to hold the peace talks between the LTTE and Srilnakan Government here in Canada. And we ask that the Canadian Government be the mediator and assist both parties to come to a peaceful resolution.

14. Addressing the lack of social space on the University of Bath Campus

We feel there is a lack of social space on the University of Bath campus and would like to see the provision of a Junior Common Room for undergraduates.

15. Immunisation Funding for Pneumococcal Disease

Pneumococcal Meningitis is the most common form of bacterial meningitis in infants and the elderly. It is also the most severe. Even with modern treatment it has a 10% mortality rate and about 40%incidence of complications such as deafness, blindness, spasticity and learning difficulties. The Meningicoccal strain of meningitis has been included in the free immunisation list even though it has only had 18 reported cases in a year compared to 512 cases of Invasive Pneumococcal Disease.

The Pneumococcal immunisation (Prevenar) may also lead to a decrease in instances of non-invasive Pneumococcal Disease such as Otitis Media (Common ear infection) and pneumonia.

16. Make Federal Judges Accountable

This is the online version of a paper petition circulating in N.E. Pa.

The form of government we have enjoyed is based on three houses of government co-equal in power. It is the duty of each branch to hold the others accountable. We currently have a situation in which the Federal judicial system is unaccountable, as witnessed by the "pledge of allegiance ruling, and the removal of Alabama's monument. This is clearly unacceptable to the majority of Americans. We are asking our elected representatives in congress to propose legislation to limit the scope of rule or at least make it subject to review by elected officials in order to restore balance to the system.

Please help us return our government to a "common sense approach".

17. Anna and MGR Samadhi

Thanthai Periyar is the only true leader of dravadians. Anna is a coward who back stabbed Thanthai Periyar. It is Karunanidhi who has not given a respectful Samadhi to Periyar as he did for Anna. The reason - He wants to project the Anna as the Great leader only to make the generations to come to beleive that Anna is the Mahatma kind of leader for tamils. We have give such respect only to Thanthai periyar and not to this man who cheated tamils by saying " 3 KG rice for 1 rupee". Hence AIADMK should take away MGR samathi to their own land and DMK or AIADMK to take away the Anna Samadhi to a common private land, When Thanthai Periyar can be at EGMORE why not Anna at Mambalam and MGR at St. Thomas Mount...?

18. Safe Restaurant Dining in the USA

To make restaurant dining safe for
people who suffer from food-related

There could be as many as 10 million Americans that suffer from food related
allergies. An estimated 150 Americans die each year from a food-related reaction (FDA). Help us push for the
now voluntary allergen labeling program
developed by the National Food Processors Association (and implemented by such institutions as McDonald's)
and make it mandatory for all restaurants to list products made with
common allergens either on the main menu, or on a supplementary document.

19. Needing Funding For Arthritis

Arthritis: Many Victims, Not Enough Funding

It's the disease Americans are most likely to get, but advocates say more money is needed for research

By John Reinan
HealthScoutNews Reporter

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But the odds are good they haven't given much thought to the disease they're most likely to get: arthritis.

Arthritis currently afflicts 43 million Americans, and that number is projected to rise to 60 million over the next 20 years.

"It is a serious problem that is not taken seriously," says Dr. John Klippel, medical director of the Arthritis Foundation.

"A very high percentage of Americans will get arthritis," he says. "Arthritis is becoming one of the more common medical conditions in this country. We've known for a long time that it is the leading cause of disability.

"But I think the general impression for most people is that arthritis simply means aches and pains. And they think of it as something that only affects old people," Klippel says.

Although it's true that the majority of arthritis sufferers are older adults, some forms of the disease -- such as lupus -- strike younger people most often. And more children have juvenile arthritis than have juvenile diabetes.

Arthritis comes in many forms, but the most common is osteoarthritis. That's the variety that attacks cartilage and bones around joints in the body, and it accounts for about half of all arthritis cases.

In osteoarthritis sufferers, the cartilage in their joints becomes damaged and disappears over time. The bone under the cartilage becomes stiff and hard, and there may be growths (called bone spurs) around the margins of the joint.

Scientists still aren't completely certain what causes osteoarthritis, although they have identified some risk factors.

"We know that injury to the joint is a factor," Klippel says. "People in their teens and 20s who injure a knee playing sports, for example, are at a very high risk of getting osteoarthritis."

Aging is another risk factor. Something happens during the aging process that speeds up the destruction of cartilage.

"It is not just the wearing out of cartilage," Klippel says. "It's not like a tire going bald. For reasons we don't understand, the cartilage becomes damaged."

As with so many chronic diseases, obesity also plays a role.

"People who are overweight are at increased risk for developing osteoarthritis, particularly of the knees," Klippel says. "People in their 20s and 30s and 40s should understand that this is just another reason to pay attention to your weight."

Klippel and others at the foundation are hoping to raise public awareness of arthritis and get more government money for research. Despite the high numbers of Americans with arthritis, the Arthritis Foundation operates with far less money than similar organizations devoted to other diseases.

"The American Cancer Society's budget is about $800 million a year. Ours is about $130 million," says Tino Mantella, chief executive officer of the Arthritis Foundation. "The level of support we get from the government is low relative to other diseases."

Mantella hopes to raise money from the private sector as well, pointing out that arthritis costs the nation $80 billion a year in medical expenses and lost productivity.

"We need to convince business and industry that, with the right resources, over time it's going to cost them a lot less to support research than it will cost them from days missed at work and medical expenses from insurance," he says.

Treatment for arthritis starts with basic over-the-counter pain relievers such as acetaminophen (found in Tylenol) and ibuprofen (found in Motrin and Aleve).

For more severe cases, cortisone injections into the joints can be helpful, and the Food and Drug Administration recently approved an artificial joint fluid for use in the knee.

Recent years have seen a surge in advertisements for the supplements glucosamine and chondroitin. Klippel says glucosamine has proven to be effective in relieving arthritis pain, although he says more study is needed to determine the effectiveness of chondroitin.

And as a last resort, patients can opt for knee or hip replacement surgery.

"These have become very common operations," Klippel says. "And they can really restore a person's life. These surgeries are very effective and quite safe."

But the most important step in dealing with arthritis, Klippel says, is the most basic one.

"It's people taking control -- being responsible for your arthritis and not letting it take over your life," he says. "When one is confronted with arthritis, you do have some choices.

"But you have to determine that you're going to do something about it, and not just have the attitude that going to the doctor is a waste of time and you're just going to have to live with it," he adds.

What to Do: Are you at risk for arthritis? Take this online quiz. And find out more about the use of dietary supplements from the Arthritis Foundation.

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Last updated 1/12/2002

20. Noble mansion residents want common satellite dish

This petition is to Grenider Realty Corp asking for a common satellite dish to be put on the roof, so that all the residents of noble mansion can benifit from the direct tv service.

21. Eradicate Stupidity

Throughout history people with common sense have suffered as a consequence of the actions of stupid people. It has also been known that stupid people have suffered due to their own stupid actions.

People who decide to play football while attempting to ski; people who like to fall asleep while they are cooking; people who don't know how to punch a proper voting ballot; people who leave their engine running while they are trying to fill the gas tank - all these people have caused unnecessary suffering and distress in one way or another.

If stupidity is eradicated then so will unnecessary stress and suffering. The economy will boom.

It is necessary to eradicate stupidity. By doing so, some of the world population will inevitably be destroyed - but that can only be a good thing - as it will keep the planet from over-populating.

Please support this nobel cause. Think of your children's future. Your future.

22. Bring Youth Wrestling To Chesterfield County Middle Schools

Please take the time to read and sign our petition to have youth wrestling instated into the Chesterfield County athletics program. It is our attempt to collect as many signatures as possible, to present these signatures to the county school board as a show of support for wrestling in our middle schools.

What effect can wrestling have on our children's character development? Success factors in sports, or anything for that matter, are part God-given (i.e. height and size) and part acquired (i.e. endurance).

Success in wrestling depends most on acquired factors, and unlike most other sports, wrestling does not favor athletes of any particular height, size, weight, muscle type, race or social class, and does not rely on superior vision or hearing. Wrestlers learn, by the nature of the sport, that long-term success has much more to do with the investment made than the 'natural' gifts one is given. Wrestlers learn the value of reparation and hard work, and the role it plays in achieving one's goals. Wrestling provides real-life experiences that build and strengthen character.

Is wrestling a dangerous sport? There is a common misperception among the non-wrestling public that wrestling is a very dangerous sport. Perhaps it's the aggressive nature of the sport, association with 'Pro Wrestling', or perhaps fear of the unknown. Several studies have been conducted in recent years that show wrestling to be safer than many more common sports including football, ice hockey and gymnastics. Most notable in these reports, is wrestling's low percentage of serious, permanent and life-threatening injury in relation to other sports. A quote from USA Wrestling Club Organizing Guide has the following to say
about Risk of Injury: In summary, of the many sports your child can participate in, wrestling is perhaps the most misrepresented, misunderstood, and underrated. The ratio of participation to public awareness is remarkably lopsided. Each year hundreds of thousands of kids participate in this sport, yet the average person knows as much about wrestling as they might know about rugby or polo -- which combined, involve far fewer athletes.