Petition Tag - heart

1. Save the Snowflake Babies

UPDATE - Amy Adams has advised that she is not able to intervene as Minister of Justice and that the appeal will have to be put before the NZ Parliament to change the HART Act. This petition will therefore be added to an application to the NZ Government.

On November 22nd 2014, 2,000 NZ children, frozen as embryos, are to be destroyed over the following year. This action is in accordance with the HART Act of 2004 in NZ, which prohibits them being kept any longer in frozen storage facilities without ethical approval. Their lives will be ended unless some intervention is carried out. They are also not protected from scientific experimentation under NZ law.

I have been in dialogue with my MP Jaqui Dean who has sent my concerns to Dr Johnathan Coleman, the Minister of health, who has in turn written to the Minister of Justice Amy Adams. She has recommended a course of action to bring the matter before the NZ Government.

The HART clinics have been working with the department of Health to contact parents. Time is running out for these little lives to be saved before November 22nd.

Only a ministerial action can intervene to stop their destruction in time.

2. Make organ donation compulsory in the UK

DEATH. Nobody wants to talk about it, most people are scared of it but the real situation in this country is that nearly 1000 people a year die of needing an organ yet 500,000 people die every year in the U.K.

There are more then 10,000 people on the transplant list all needing vital organs to stay alive. Advances in surgical and medical drugs means that on average after a year of surgery :-
A kidney transplant works at 93%
Liver works at 91%
Heart works at 83%
And lung at 73%.

I can't tell you what a year gives to somebody who needs an organ to be able to go to the park with their children. Imagine not having to worry about countless hospital appointments.

Organ donations can change lives but the real fact is that there are not enough donors. So please sign this petition and change people's lives forever.

3. Help sign WYO for a distribution deal!

We the people, simply want to hear more music with a relatable and positive message.

We are tired of hearing arrogant and negative influences on the radio.

We want to hear 'Go Getta' music, for example:

http://youtu.be/g7OsEnF--tM
or
http://youtu.be/Y8IzcoGCquc

Please sign 'WYO'!
( Singer/ Rapper/ Songwriter/ Producer/ Model/ Actor/ Sound Engineer www.gogettaz.com )

4. HEART The Original Members For a Reunion Tour

Sign this petition if you support HEART (Steve Fossen, Roger Fisher, Howard Leese, Ann Wilson, Nancy Wilson and Michael Derosier) The Original Members for a Reunion Tour!


*HEART Rock and Roll Hall of Fame - Class of 2013 (Steve Fossen, Roger Fisher, Howard Leese, Ann Wilson, Nancy Wilson and Michael Derosier)

With a mix of hard rock riffs and lush, driving harmonies, Heart emerged from the Pacific Northwest with one of the most original sounds of the 1970s. Behind Ann Wilson’s powerhouse voice — one of the best in rock — and Nancy Wilson’s percussive guitar playing, along with guitarist Roger Fisher, bassist Steve Fossen, guitarist/keyboard player Howard Leese and drummer Michael DeRosier, Heart recorded a series of albums that stand as the best mix of hard rock and folk rock of their era: Dreamboat Annie, Little Queen, Dog And Butterfly and Bebe Le Strange. All those records included hit singles that remain standards of rock radio: “Magic Man,” “Crazy On You,” “Heartless” and “Barracuda.” Over their long career, Heart has released six Top 10 albums and 20 Top 40 singles. The first women to front a hard rock band, Ann and Nancy Wilson were pioneers, claiming the stage in a way that inspired women to pick up an electric guitar or start a band. www.rockhall.com

We need to hear from thousands of HEART fans worldwide. Pass on the word, to your friends who love HEART The Original Members For A Reunion Tour!

*Disclaimer: Neither the group HEART, Steve Fossen, Roger Fisher, Howard Leese, Ann Wilson, Nancy Wilson, or Michael Derosier are in any way connected with the creation of this petition. This is the result of independent HEART aficionado’s who have taken the initiative to voice their choice of supporting a reunion tour.

5. We support the WeCOPE Movement

WeCOPE is an acronym for We Change Our Personal Experiences. This is a social network movement that helps people to cope with their own personal problems. Maybe you/they are going through depression, anxiety, stress, divorce, or suicidal issues, etc. This is the way to go.

This is a place to come to whenever you are feeling down. A place to come if you want to share a word or two of encouragement.

I’ve created this site, so that people know that they are not alone. We need to show them that there is ALWAYS someone to talk too. There is always a shoulder to cry on. There will always be a helping hand.

Let’s come together as one to COPE: Change Our Personal Experiences!

Because we can COPE!

6. Save Lives Through Presumed Organ Donation :: Sauver des vies grâce au consentement présumé de don d’organes

4500+ Canadians currently await an organ transplant because the need for replacement organs far exceeds the available supply. for waitlist individuals, this leads to debilitated lifestyle, critical care intervention, or premature death. sadly, hundreds of preventable deaths result each year due to organ shortages.

Presently, the organ donation registration process varies across Canada. only 2 provinces have an official organ donation registration system in place (BC & Ontario). for the remaining provinces/territories, organ donation of the deceased individual is ultimately vulnerable to omission or disregard: within the extant system, family members are empowered to make the final decision.

In conducted health polls, 95% of Canadians answered that they would accept an organ in the event they needed one. additionally, the majority of these surveyed individuals were not in fact opposed to the idea of organ donation but rather quite the opposite. so if the majority of the nation supports the idea of organ donation, then why have so few actually registered?

The establishment of a federal organ donor registry would bridge this gap. Upon legal age, citizens would be automatically registered as willing organ donors in the event of a premature death. to ensure personal freedom and rights are protected for every citizen, each individual would be provided with the option to legally unlist from the registry. in the case of a minor, the choice to donate would become a legal guardian responsibility. presumed organ donation would more accurately represent the disposition of Canadian citizens, minimize premature death based on organ shortages, while still protecting personal freedoms and rights.

How can you help eradicate the organ shortage crisis? a bill will be proposed to the Government of Canada (with the signatures added to this petition) which will state:

Let it be recognized that every citizen of Canada of legal age be registered in a Federal Presumed Organ Donor Registry unless otherwise specified by the individual right to unlist.

PLEASE, sign the petition and forward the link. join us in raising our voices to make a difference in our nation… because WE can.


Sauver des vies grâce au consentement présumé de don d’organes

Plus de 4500 Canadiens sont actuellement en attente d’une transplantation d’organes parce que le besoin pour le remplacement d’organes est supérieur aux dons disponibles. Cet état de fait peut compromettre la qualité de vie des gens dont le nom figure sur la liste d’attente. Plusieurs individus doivent recevoir des soins intensifs et certains mourront de façon prématurée. Ainsi, des centaines de morts surviennent chaque année à cause de ce manque d’organes.

Pour l’instant, les registres de dons d’organes diffèrent à travers le Canada. Seulement deux provinces – l’Ontario et la Colombie-Britannique possèdent un registre officiel de donneurs d’organes. Pour les autres provinces et territoires, le prélèvement d’organes de la personne décédée est susceptible d’être omis ou même de ne pas être envisagé.

D’après des sondages portant sur la santé, 95 pour cent des Canadiens ont indiqué qu’ils accepteraient de recevoir un organe en cas de besoin. Ainsi, la majorité des gens interrogés étaient favorables au don d’organes. Alors pourquoi si peu d’entre eux ont-ils clairement exprimé leur volonté?

La mise sur pied d’un registre fédéral officiel viendrait combler ce vide. Au moment d’atteindre la majorité, les citoyens seraient d’emblée considérés comme des donneurs potentiels en cas de mort prématurée. Pour garantir la liberté individuelle et la protection de chaque citoyen, chaque personne se verrait offrir le choix de se désister officiellement de ce registre. Dans le cas d’un mineur, la décision du don reviendrait aux parents ou au tuteur légal. Le consentement présumé de don d’organes correspondrait davantage à la position des Canadiens sur la question et contribuerait à réduire le nombre de morts prématurées liées au manque d’organes tout en protégeant le choix et la liberté de chacun.

Comment aider à réduire le manque d’organes disponibles ? Un projet de loi sera proposé au Gouvernement canadien (et sera accompagné des signatures de cette pétition) et se lira comme suit :

Reconnaissons que chaque citoyen canadien ayant atteint l’âge de la maturité fasse partie du registre de consentement présumé de don d’organes à moins d’un désistement volontaire.

SVP, signez la pétition et faites suivre ce lien. Vous aussi, vous pouvez faire une différence. D’après Transplant Québec, « un donneur d’organes peut sauver jusqu’à 8 vies. Un donneur d’organes peut aussi aider jusqu’à 15 autres personnes par le don de tissus. »

Nous, soussignés, invitons le Gouvernement canadien à mettre en place un système de consentement présumé de don d’organes afin de réduire le manque actuel et d’ainsi sauver des vies.

7. Stop Wisconsin killing Charlotte this Christmas

Worst Christmas story: Wisconsin vs. deer, article by John Kass @Chicago Tribune. The State of Wisconsin wants to kill Charlotte a deer, who thinks she is a horse.

Charlotte was rescued by Marvin Graaf and is being threatened with up to eight months in jail and a fine of up to $2,000.00. Some 15 months ago a mother deer and her fawn were hit by a car. The mother died and the fawn had been dragged by the car. Only her ear was torn. Charlotte stayed in the same spot where her mother died and wouldn't leave. A neighbor knew a man that had rescued other animals. For four days Charlotte, the fawn, just stood there where her mother died. She wouldn't eat. She was dying. Marvin was able to nurse her back to good health.

In August, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources sent officers to Graaf's home to kill Charlotte. Graaf refused to release Charlotte to them. She threatens no one by staying on Graaf's farm running with her horse friends.

8. The Heart of Greenwich Walk

Local Residents and Businesses are proposing a scheme to make walking round Greenwich Town Centre safer and more pleasant.

This would be achieved in part by covering over the railway cutting between Greenwich Church Street and King William Walk, for which purposes the Council must negotiate with Network Rail. The other necessary improvements require the rationalisation of existing pedestrian crossings and the lining up of these crossings with existing pedestrian-only areas.

The scheme would have beneficial repercussions on other forms of transport also and be of great practical use to resident and tourist alike.

9. Oppose the abolition of the Chief Coroner

Please join CRY’s campaign for justice for families of fit and healthy young people who are dying from undiagnosed but inherited heart conditions.

Every week in the UK, 12 young people (under 35 years) die from undiagnosed heart conditions and CRY believe there are hundreds more ‘broken hearts’ which are not being sent to heart specialists for proper examination due to short-comings in the coroners’ system.

This means other family members are at risk if a genetic heart defect is present; and bereaved families suffer even more heartache from not knowing the true cause of death.

To stop these short-comings, a Chief Coroner must be at the heart of the coroners’ system.

A Bill is going through Parliament NOW which proposes to abolish the role of Chief Coroner for England and Wales and this needs to be stopped.

10. Request for a public vote on an 'opt-out' organ donor system

As of the end of September 2010 there is a little over 8000 people waiting for a potentially life saving or life changing organ donation. Each year around 3000 transplants are carried out, but sadly that is still below the number of people added to the register. More than 400 patients die each year while on the waiting list.

Up to 90% of the UK population support organ donation but only 24% have joined the NHS Organ Donor Register. Many people tell the NHS it is simply just something they "have not got round to doing". (Source NHS)

The UK Government have spent many years procrastinating about implementing an 'opt-out' organ donation system, but they have been unable to make a decision.

I am not suggesting that we try and badger the government to make the hard decision here. What I am suggesting is that they give the public the responsibility of making the decision for them.
I would like to believe that we are mature enough to take the responsibility upon ourselves and we might finally get around having something done to help reduce the number on the waiting list.

It may be obvious from reading between the lines that personally I am FOR the opt-out scheme and I am gambling that if it went to a public vote, that is how the general public would vote. But having said that, if you are flat against the opt-out system this petition is ALSO FOR YOU, as you will have your say if it goes to a vote, rather than the government deciding for you.

Some other facts from the NHS :-

You are (currently) more likely to need a transplant than become a donor.

30% of the people on the NHS Organ Donor Register are aged between 16 and 25 when they join.

All the major religions support organ donation and many actively promote it.

Repeated surveys show that the majority of the public support organ donation.

A donor can donate a heart, lungs, two kidneys, pancreas, liver and can restore the sight of two people by donating their corneas.

Donors can also give bone and tissue such as skin, heart valves and tendons. Skin grafts have helped people with severe burns and bone is used in orthopaedic surgery.

Transplanting a kidney patient costs around £26,000 in the first year for surgery and drugs and £7,500 a year thereafter - £56,000 over five years. A patient remaining on dialysis would cost between £98,000 and £148,000 over the same period.

Finally, I do not work for the NHS. I am simply an interested party.

Thank you.

11. Support "Presumed Consent" Law for Organ Donation

Support "Presumed Consent" Law for Organ Donation.

A Petition for the Government to change Legislation to "Opt-out" and Save Lives

12. Heart of Denver Dogs - Off Leash HOURS in Denver Parks

Heart of Denver Dogs is a community group for dog owners who believe in the health, welfare, and socialization of our pets. Due to geographic limitation such as condo living and zero yards, pet owners need to get the City of Denver and our representatives on board to allow us the freedom to exercise, solcialize, and play freely but responsibly in our local parks.

PLEASE JOIN THE MOVEMENT.

We are asking for off leash hours in all Metro Parks in a safe and community oriented way.

13. Michael Jackson is in heaven

To all those non believers and haters of Michael jackson who say he is in well you know where, i have one thing to say, Judge not lest you be judged.

In his lifetime, Michael Gave and did not stop giving, to over 35 different charities, he also as the book of James read Visited orphans and gave to aids and cancer patients in the children's hospital often in secret as matthew 6 says to do all your charitable deeds in secret

MJ did not openly promote his Charity for self gain
and all of these good deeds and the music he gave us which was always clean, compared to what is out there today get swept away when the tabloids jump all over the lies and allegations of him, saying the most hurtful things that anyone who has seen an interview or watch him live on stage would be able to tell you is utter trash, he was innocent and he loved god and Jesus very much.

Whether you believe in Jesus or not, please sign as a fan who believes Michael is not hurting or alone anymore.

Peace in the lord our god
Amen

14. Create Awareness of Hypo-plastic Left Heart Syndrome in Ireland and make Heart scans available to all expectant mothers

Have a Heart and Join us Now in Creating Public awareness of HPLS.

1-200 Children each year are born with this Congenital Heart condition. And these numbers are on the rise. This condition is often fatal in Ireland as lack of awareness and in adequate detection are the biggest challenges children with HLHS Face. Thats before they even start treatment.

My son Ben was born in 2003, he lived for 4 hours. We had no pre-warning of his condition. Nor where we provided with any extra scanning, even though there is a history of MAJOR Heart defects in my family. Had I received scanning Ben maybe alive today.

Ben was born with only half a heart working basically, had it been diagnosed in the womb he could have gone on to have surgery and treatment that could have given him a chance at life.

Research into this condition is needed as its a very uncertain world for families and children who have it. There is no known cause of it and as of yet no known cure. However surgery is available to help prolong life and give each child a chance.

In Ben's memory we have established a Voluntary Organisation with a view to becoming a registered Charity as we grow, called The Heart of a Child Fund, part of our aims is to create public awareness of HLHS and also to to lobby for better scanning in pregnancy for women. We aim to also to provide written literature to be place in all doctors surgery's and hospitals throughout Ireland and have information readily available to families who have a child diagnosed with this serious condition. People deserve to know there are options.

For further info on The Fund go to www.theheartofachildfund.webs.com

15. Bring Back Glacier Mist

Secret has stopped making Glacier Mist deodorant.

16. Anti-Terrorism spending is a scam

Here are some facts straight from government statistics. We spend approximately 50 billion dollars on the war on terror. This war only had approximately 1700 deaths last year and 70 of them were us citizens. Remember these stats as you read along.

Now the leading cause of American deaths is heart disease which kills 450,000 Americans every year. The government only puts 2 billion in research on this.

What do you believe the war is really about?

17. Jonas Brothers in Serbia

Molim swe fanowe jonas brothersa da potpisu owu peticiju!Bila bih wam beskrajno zahwalna.Inace ako zelite da stupite u kontakt samnom a sam regowana na forum www.jonasbrothers-sr.4umer.net i tamo mi je nick Nick is in my heart.

Jos jednom hwala
Kaca

18. A new manga of football

i want new manga or anime japanese of football how holly and benji (capitan tsubasa) and hungry heart wild strike(la squadra del cuore in italiano)

19. Stop killing animals by rash driving

Morning: 8.00 am.
Victim:A calf barely two years dead in the road.
Place: Sembakkam
City: Chennai
State: Tamil nadu
Country: India

This is happening almost weekly, but the victims were usually dogs. But today the soft hearted drivers had gone a step further and hit a calf. WHOSE MISTAKE IS THIS? The calf, an animal with only five senses, that it does not know it should not go when a fast lorry is approaching and the driver is in hurry or the driver's who knew that had he wished he could have avoided a horrible end to such a soft creature.

Had it been a man, would he dare to hit and go like that. Simply because it is an animal and no one would question they take it for granted.

This situation must be changed. Society should change. We should learn to respect our fellow living beings. We should understand that we alone are not God's children. Even they are created by him.

Let's make it a petition, pressurize the law holders to make it a law that animal slaying in name of accidents should be seriously punished. The license of such rash drivers should be banned for lifelong.

Law is equal to one and all. If it cant protect the creatures which are totally depend on it, there is no point in its existence. Let law be given a meaning by enforcing severe actions to the murderers as above.

"Killing of animals in accidents should be equally treated as human murder". This should be enforced in law as the killers are NOT innocents and they take this for granted.

If law has any power as it says, let this situation change. Let it give justice to the wounded and victim irrespective of its species.

20. Funding of Human Cloning

This Petition is for grade at school.

We just need feedback

21. Planet Earth and the U.N. belongs to God!

As an international consultant for entrepreneurial and social development, with more than 20 years of expertise; I had the opportunity to formulate for the European Commission (EC/UE), a innovative project to foster competitiveness of micro and small enterprises in El Salvador, which is now underway.

The UE spirit to finance that project is to support entrepreneurs to reach economic sustainability, prosperity, and a satisfactory life quality, in order to contribute for an integral development in our nation, that will lead us to a global market niche. And the ultimate goal of that visionary spirit is to build a world with equity and more opportunities to live.

A very important area of my expertise has been gained from international training and projects implementation; and one of the most important learnings I was in Taiwan, Republic of China; a nation with kind and laborious people, innovative mind, loyal heart, and with a sound spirit of entrepreneurship and firm beliefs.

Now, back to the spirit of that project I formulated for the EU; a guessing thought arise in my mind: Why we in the world pretend to develop our countries excluding other nations from the international politic, social, and economic scenario?. Something wrong is in the mind of leaders who decide to act in that way. And that misunderstanding, comes from their heart, because they forget God, the only one owner of this planet, the only governor above all nations.

God wants all the humankind to be his truly sons and daughters, and for that purpose He will remove any obstacles; including those ones who deny Taiwan, Republic of China as a member of the United Nations organization.

Progress can not be built excluding others. World sustainability can not be built on foundations of political ego and unreasonable decisions about the human rights of others.

22. Save Danny phantom

June 26, 2006

We must save our favorite phantom.

Save him, if you have alot of heart please sign!

We must help to save, team up together and save dp!

23. Save Blast 1386!

July 5, 2006

This petition is now closed. Thanks to all who signed.

October 8, 2005

Since the merger between TVU and Reading College, the University has offered the students more hardship. Cuts are being made across the whole University, but the plan to close the Radio Station is one cut too far.

The Radio Station is the heart of the student community of TVU Reading and that must be defended no matter what the cost.

We the undersigned are disgusted at the plans to close the Radio Station and demand that the service is handed over to the Students' Union to continue to provide the essential services that the station provides.

24. Heart Box Set from Epic/Capitol Records

For almost ten years now loyal Heart fans have been longing for a complete box set collection spanning Heart's long career. Such abox set would feature alternate versions of hits/classics, studio outtakes, live material and rarities. (Such as Ann's first singles with The Daybreaks in the mid-sixties).

A recent collaboration took place between the two major labels for an Essential Collection, proving this is not an entirely impossible project.

25. Induct Heart into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

March 25, 2005

To: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation

This petition is addressed to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation and concerns the matter of the induction of the group Heart, to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Heart has been eligible for induction for several years, but the voting committee has overlooked the band to date. Heart's outfits are in the RRHOF, so they ARE represented and acknowledged as pertinent players in the rock industry but not for the reason they truly deserve!

Heart deserves to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of fame. Before the mid 70's female fronted bands were rare. There were plenty of female solo artists but a band with 2 female singers was a real novelty. The fact that Ann and Nancy have been influences on female artists who really made it in the 80s & 90s can hardly be overlooked. Women in rock were a rarity until they opened the doors for others to get acknowledged or inspired with their own careers. The Pretenders (now in the HOF) may not have fared so well in the music world without the influences of Ann & Nancy being on the scene long before they were. Terry Nunn of Berlin gives much credit to A&N inspiring her musically ~ and many other artists have as well.

Heart was very much a band since 1976, and it has revolved around Ann and Nancy Wilson. Ann with her powerful voice, and Nancy's guitar playing and her folkier voice. Their voices combined beautifully.

It MIGHT be arguable that Heart's "Dreamboat Annie" is one of the most influential debuts in rock and roll history. The album's musical statement was a distinctively feminine invention that rocked as solidly as any masculine contribution up to that time.

At the center of Heart's original and current lineup are sisters, Ann Wilson and Nancy Wilson. Both sisters are given musicianship credit, although Ann is the official "lead" singer, while Nancy handles much of the guitar work with increasing vocal duties in their most recent endeavors.

"Dreamboat Annie" is particularly distinctive because it showcased the songwriting skills of two women who happen to be sisters. Indeed, the album features 10 songs, eight of which were written solely by the Wilson sisters. "Dreamboat Annie" produced the hit singles(and still classic rock radio staples)"Crazy on You," "Magic Man," and "Dreamboat Annie," and went on to sell millions records.

The often-lush musical landscape of "Dreamboat Annie" with its soaring vocals and harmonies, as well as the deft guitar work, both acoustic and electric, left an indelible mark in the history of rock and roll. Ann Wilson is often cited as one of the most powerful singers in rock and roll, and Nancy Wilson is a very talented guitarist in her own right.

Heart has gone on to produce many other works of vocal ingenuity and musically epic grandiosity, including the landmark "Dog and Butterfly" album, which features what some fans consider Heart's true opus, "Mistral Wind," not to mention the hard rocking "Little Queen." Many longtime fans and critics regard this triumvirate of "Dreamboat Annie," "Dog and Butterfly," and "Little Queen" as the backbone of Heart impressive 30 year run as one of the most influential bands, to be led by women, in the history of rock of roll. From this triumvirate alone, Heart deserves its rightful place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

In the 1980's, Heart continued to be a musical force of the times. In 1985 their album, "Heart" went to the top of the charts as did the number one single, "These Dreams". They followed this success with "Bad Animals", which produced another number one hit, "Alone". In 1990, their album "Brigade" paved the road with more Platinum and hits.

And yet, the Wilson sisters and Heart continue to produce rock solid music with the release of their most recent album, "Jupiters Darling," produced by Nancy Wilson and Craig Bartok. This album continues the acoustic and rock guitar "marriage" that has marked Heart's work from the beginning. Ann Wilson's voice continues to shock and awe with its sheer power and control. Nancy's evolution as a guitarist, singer, and songwriter is an inspiration to musicians everywhere.



Clearly, this band has earned its rock and roll wings with creative musicianship and songwriting, as well as hit records and sold-out concert tours.
Their record stands for itself:
-20 top 40 hits
-9 top 10 hits
-2 #1 singles
-1 gold single
-11 top 40 albums
-6 top 10 albums
-1 #1 album
-8 platinum albums
-6 multi-platinum albums
-3 gold albums
-4 Grammy nominations
-Over 30 million albums sold worldwide
It is time to induct Heart into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!

26. US Postage Stamp for Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness

Why it is important to raise public awareness about pulmonary hypertension through a US postage stamp……

Pulmonary Hypertension is a disease classified by a high blood pressure in the lungs. The vessels that supply blood to the lungs constrict, causing pressure to build up on the right side of the heart. Shortness of breath and the gradual enlargement of the heart develop causing right heart failure. PH can be primary (unknown origin) or secondary to other diseases such as scleroderma, sickle cell anemia, and heart disease.

By raising awareness about PH we can help to save lives. PH has become known as a "silent killer". The average patient goes undiagnosed or misdiagnosed on average for 1 year. PH is still considered rare, only affecting about 200,000 US citizens per year. However it is believed many more have PH and do not know it. Depending on the responsiveness to treatment, survival rates in the PH patient vary from 20 years. However, 30% of patients, after diagnosis, do not survive beyond the 4 year mark, even with the most advanced treatments.

Doctors and researchers continue to make great strides in their studies of several new promising treatments that may prolong lives, as well as improve quality of life. A gene has now been identified linking familial ph. Currently new treatments are available that benefit many patients. By supporting ongoing research efforts, we can develop the tools needed to battle, treat and eventually cure PH.

Please sign this petition today to Urge the Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee to vote on the creation of a stamp to raise awareness for PH. Together it is possible that we will find a cure for this devastating disease.

27. Campaign for free prescriptions for GUCH patients

The Grown Up Congenital Heart Patients Association (GUCH) is a UK charity, founded in 1993 to provide information and support for young people and adults who were born with a heart condition, and their families.

To learn more about our campaign for free prescriptions for GUCH Patients please visit our website at http://www.guch.org.uk/prescription.htm or if you'd like to discuss the issue with other guch patients, you can post a message to our message board at http://www.guch.org.uk/php/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?t=180

28. Boycott Krispy Kreme in Australia

Krispy Kreme is another US junk food disease that has entered Australia. No fanfare. No advertising, just sneaky freebies for fetes and fundraisers. Krispy Kreme is HIGH in saturated animal fats,HIGH in refined sugars, HIGH in sodium, HIGH in carbohydrate, some contain colourings which are carcinogenic and banned in many countries overseas.

Krispy Kreme IS NOT healthy. Boycott Krispy Kreme. This Junk Food has NO nutritional value. except HIGH cholesterol, HIGH in Obesity, HIGH in Heart and Stroke problemns.

29. Fight Against Cruelty to Animals at Emperor Valley Zoo

I recently visited the Emperor Valley Zoo and it was more like the Valley of Death than an actual zoo. I was saddened by this situation and ever since I have been trying to see what can be done.

Emperor Valley Zoo - Zoo or Animal Graveyard? I have not been to the zoo for years and was expecting to see huge roaring lions, playful monkeys, dears and all the other unusual animals. As I wondered around the zoo, I got more than what I expected, the adrenalin rushed to my head my heart started pounding and my body became frigid with shock, not did I only get to meet the animals but their valley of death. These animals are not only kept there for the viewing pleasure of the public, but also to be tortured, mistreated, harmed, abused and neglected! My eyes were suddenly filled with tears, trying to picture myself in these poor animals places, and it hurts, just thinking about it. The animals just like every other human being has feelings too. It makes you question, why have a zoo, why have zookeepers, why display pain to the public and most important of all why have a Minister of Environmental issues. Does any of this make sense? Does our country only consist of people? All those that are part of the Zoological Society of Trinidad and Tobago should walk with their heads down in shame, because they have to be mentally sick to have the heart to ill-treat animals. You would have to be a HATER!

I have visited several countries and it's so nice to see how wholesome their environment is, almost makes you want to stay, and then I begin to think about driving through the streets of our islands as I am then escorted by stray dogs, dead dogs, vagrants and much more. Oh how proud I am of my country and my government. A government is put in place to take charge of the country and I do believe that it includes caring for all environmental matters and a lot of this begins at the zoo. The government thinks that they are making the every attempt to get rid of crime, but they themselves along with those that are involved with the environment department fail to realize that they are criminals too! They are individuals that do not see animal cruelty as a problem.

There should be animal cruelty laws, are there? If you look at the channel 39 on cable (Animal Planet), there is a program especially dedicated to deal with animal brutality, they literally arrest and press charges against people who can’t look out for animals. They take the animals away from them and carry them to an animal hospital, where they are treated with care and then carried away to homes where they can be loved.

Can you actually tell me you go to the zoo and enjoy looking at sick animals? I have seen with my own eyes animals that are meant to live an aquatic life, live without water and if there is water, it looks like it hasn’t been cleaned for months, since the moss seems to enjoy it more than the animals. It took me five minutes to find the dears, which were all cuddled up in a corner of their water-less den lying on the not so freshly cut grass looking as though they were on the verge of death. As for the three lions or maybe just two with one looking like a corpse, at least that is what it looked like, were trapped with an already eaten, but rottening bone. So very few lions we have, wonder if these strong, as they are known to be, creatures have the strength to even mate. Yes, it’s that bad, unbelievable but true. The visitors of the zoo on the other hand and the zookeepers I must add, had to enjoy a great deal of the foul smell, coming from the monkey’s cages. From what I gathered, this zoo will eventually be an “Animal’s Cemetery” Animals need to be nurtured, meaning to take care of, for those that don’t know. I just had to give the meaning of that word, because a lot of us really do not know.

This is not only a letter of complaint, but a plead to please fill these animal’s bowls with water, cut the grass, give them a need to run around in their dens, swim in their ponds, feed them, clean their homes, this has been their homes for quite some time, shower them love and attention, give them life and a chance to create a life. I would also like everyone to know that I am not stopping here; I am going to continue pleading until all this comes to a stop, by gathering those that are willing to help fight against this terrible situation, by addressing the Minister of Environment and others associated and I urge you to do your part to bring this to an end.

Fighting Against Animal Cruelty,
AM.

30. CLAY IS THE AMERICAN IDOL

THIS IS TO HONOR CLAY FOR BEING SOOOO AMAZING AND WONDERFUL! I LUV HIM SOOO MUCH WHEN HE SINGS I GET GOOSEBUMPS AND MY HEART MELTS! HE MAKES ME CRY WHEN HE SINGS BECAUSE IT IS SOOO BEAUTIFUL I FIND MYSELF ASKING "HOW CAN ANYONE SING THIS GOOD" WHEN THEY CALLED RUBENS NAME I CRIED AND CRIED FOR HOURS AND SPENT THE NIGHT ON THE PHONE WITH MY FRIENDS ALL CRYING TOGETHER! I KNOW I SHOULDN'T HAVE CRIED THAT MUCH BUT HE SHOULD HAVE WON BUT IN MY HEART HE WON AND HE IS MY AMERICAN IDOL!
I LOVE CLAY AIKEN