Petition Tag - solution

1. Quebec Refugee Registry

With the imminent passage of Bill 14 in Quebec, democracy is being legislated away along with our fundamental rights and freedoms. And there seems to be no way to stop it. UNLESS we do something that makes international headlines and draws the spotlight to us.

Imagine 10,000 Quebecers/Canadians applying for asylum to the United States - you can't buy optics like that.

Help us fight back!

2. Meat Free Monday in Thailand

The connection between meat consumption or animal agriculture & environmental pollution is scientifically proven time and time again. What we eat impacts our health and the health of the environment.

According to a 2006 report by the United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), entitled Livestock's Long Shadow: it stated that livestock production is responsible for 18 percent of all greenhouse gas (ghg) emissions which is more than all the cars, trains and planes combined.

Due to the impact that meat has on the environment, we need to reduce our consumption of this carbon intensive product as an effective solution to the climate change crisis. This petition calls for Thai Government to take action now that will show Thailand’s commitment to tackling Climate Change.

We urge the government to promote every Monday as a day when the citizens of Thailand will abstain from meat products in an effort to protect the environment and halt global warming.

We call on everyone’s support in expressing to Thai Government the need for Thailand to adopt and promote a meat free Monday.

So please sign this petition and forward it to your friends and family.


ความเกี่ยวเนื่องระหว่างการบริโภคเนื้อสัตว์กับมลภาวะสิ่งแวดล้อมจากการเกษตรปศุสัตว์ได้รับการพิสูจน์จากวิทยาศาสตร์ครั้งแล้วครั้งเล่า สิ่งที่เรารับประทานมีผลกระทบต่อสุขภาพของเราและสุขภาวะสิ่งแวดล้อม
สืบเนื่องจากรายงานขององค์การอาหารและเกษตรแห่งสหประชาชาติ (เอฟเอโอ)ที่มีชื่อว่า เงาที่ทอดยาวของ การปศุสัตว์ ซึ่งได้ย้ำเน้นว่าผลผลิตจากปศุสัตว์จะต้องรับผิดชอบการปล่อยก๊าซเรือนกระจกถึง 18 % ซึ่งมากกว่าที่มาจากรถยนต์ รถไฟและเครื่องบินรวมกัน
เนื่องจากผลกระทบของเนื้อสัตว์ที่มีต่อสิ่งแวดล้อม เราจำเป็นต้องลดการบริโภคผลิตผลที่เป็นคาร์บอนเข้มข้น ซึ่งจะเป็นหนทางที่มีประสิทธิภาพต่อสภาพอากาศเปลี่ยนแปลงที่วิกฤติ การร้องเรียนนี้เป็นการเรียกร้องให้รัฐบาลไทยเริ่มลงมือกระทำในตอนนี้เพื่อจะแสดงให้เห็นว่าประเทศไทยให้คำมั่นที่จะจัดการกับปัญหาสภาพอากาศที่เปลี่ยนแปลง
เราขอผลักดันให้รัฐบาลสนับสนุนโดยขอให้ทุกวันจันทร์เป็นวันที่พลเมืองในประเทศไทยละเว้นเนื้อสัตว์ ในความพยายามที่จะปกป้องสิ่งแวดล้อมและหยุดภาวะโลกร้อน

เราขอร้องให้ทุกท่านร่วมกันสนับสนุนเพื่อยื่นข้อเสนอต่อรัฐบาลไทยให้ยอมรับและสนับสนุนให้วันจันทร์เป็นวันปลอดเนื้อสัตว์สำหรับประเทศไทย

ดังนั้นได้โปรดลงนามในการร้องเรียนนี้และส่งต่อให้กับเพื่อนๆและครอบครัวของท่าน

3. Produce all paper from cotton not wood!

Paper products are usually made from wood. But our trees are becoming scarce and thin. Before the industrial revolution trees could be found in thick forests or the occasional wood. Now the demand for paper requires the deaths of thousands of trees daily.

Cotton is not a scarce resource. we can grow it and regrow it in huge fields. The American Dollar is made from cotton. So why not everyday paper? Paper should be made out of cotton to preserve our trees.

4. Ni guerre, ni concessions aux mollahs

Comité français de solidarité avec la population iranienne
http://3rdoptionactioncentre.blogspot.com
75018 Paris

Objectifs du Comité français de solidarité avec la population iranienne
1- Ce comité a été fondé en solidarité avec la population iranienne et pour défendre les droits des opposants iraniens en France.
2- Ce comité est composé de défenseurs des droits de l'Homme et de citoyens français d'opinions politiques diverses.
3- Le comité est profondément préoccupé par la montée des violations des droits de l'Homme en Iran, en particulier les exécutions politiques et publiques, les lapidations, le fouet en public et la répression s'exerçant sur les femmes.
4- Le comité s'élève contre les restrictions imposées aux opposants et réfugiés iraniens, en raison de considérations politiques et économiques, qu'il considère contraires aux principes de la République.
5- Ce comité a pour objectif d'informer l'opinion publique de la montée des violations des droits de l'Homme en Iran et de défendre les droits des opposants iraniens en France.
6- Pour cela, le comité lance un appel général à signer une pétition condamnant les violations des droits de l'Homme en Iran et demandant que soit mis fin à l'injustice faite aux opposants iraniens en France.

Autres auteurs :

Pierre Bercis (président de NDH)
François Colcombet (ancien deputé et magistrat)
Odile Favrat (co présidente de FASTI)
Jean Ferrat (auteur compositeur)
Jacques Gaillot (Evèque de Partenia)
Françoise Hériter (professeur honoraire au Collège de France)
Nadia Kuris (Présidente du MRAP Ardèche
Père Henri Le Bourcicaud (Prêtre rédemptoriste)
Jacques Loch (Président d'Emmaüs Liberté
Jean-Pierre Michel (Sénateur de Haute Saône)
Gilles Paruelle (ancien Bâtonnier)
Martine Sarri (Artiste)

5. Open Block House Drive Petition

Dear BHC Residents,

As many of you know, Block House Creek needs another entrance/exit to our neighborhood. Currently, there is a petition online to open Scottsdale Drive as a solution and we are adding Block House Drive as the solution.

On May 27th, the Blockhouse Creek MUD Board approved a resolution to be sent to the City of Cedar Park and Williamson County offices, to open Block House Drive to 183-A, as another exit/entrance as they would keep it a private road for BHC residents (unfortunately, this isn't enough and it is why we have this online petition for the residents of BHC to voice their desires).

We believe, Block House Drive South is the most logical solution, because it does not compromise the safety of BHC children and/or disturb the peace of our neighborhood. It is why most of us purchased a home in BHC. Scottsdale is probably the quickest solution but unfortunately it compromises what many of us believe in (indirectly or directly). Scottsdale opens up to driveways, neighborhood children and potential disaster. We understand that Block House Drive may take some time to open up but it is the best solution for EVERYONE in the neighborhood. There are no houses that face the road, only fences and the safety of BHC children is not compromised and the peace in the neighborhood is sustained. It's the perfect solution.

We are asking you to join fellow BHC neighbors by signing this online petition.

**NOTE** IT IS IMPORTANT AFTER YOU SIGN THE PETITION TO PLEASE LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD TO THE CTRMA ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF THIS ISSUE: EMAIL: INFO@CTRMA.ORG THEY WANT YOUR EMAILS ABOUT THIS. ALSO, MAKE A CALL TO CYNTHIA LONGS OFFICE AT 260-4280 - YOUR CALL WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE. ***********

The main points for opening the road are:

Traffic congestion in front of the elementary school, traffic backups on Creek Run, Blockhouse Dr. to New Hope. Our children walking to school need to be safe!

Emergency vehicles do not have a clear route to the back part of the neighborhood. In case of an emergency they need a quicker route to us!!

Quicker access to the new Hospital/Medical Center being built.

In case of an emergency evacuation, residents should have more exits than we currently do.

The city of Cedar Park has a proposed fire and EMS station at the corner of New Hope and 183-A.

When the commuter train begins, the RR Track will be extremely busy. Traffic will become backed up on BHC and New Hope during rush hour.

Environmental concerns because of the extra mileage we have to drive to get to our destinations.

The routes we do have to travel take us by school zones, and thru other neighborhoods.

There is no evidence that crime increases because of more access to neighborhoods.

Easier access for the new shopping centers, potential buyers will not move here if they realize how difficult it is to get to the shopping/hospitals.

There are not enough exits/entrances for our 2200 residents!!

6. APPEAL VANCOUVER FLEA MARKET RENT INCREASE

On September 02, 2006 a memo addressed to the vendors of the Vancouver Flea Market announcing an increase in booth rental fees to commence on October 07, 2006. This is the second such rental fee increase for the year of 2006.

Since the departure of the Vancouver Flea Market’s former manager in January 2002, three mangers took over and the market has undergone many changes.

1) Introduction of the “Antque Show”
2) Advertising of the Vancouver Flea Market has diminished.
3) Rental Fees have unexplicably almost doubled.

The introduction of the “Antique Show” was a great way to bring more people into the Vancouver Flea Market. This, however, was a mixed blessing. The Antique Show comes complete with a segretation curtain to separate the “regular” area and the “show” area. There is, however, no separation at the admission gate as all venturing customers have to pay double the normal admission. This frightens off some customers, sometimes permanently. Regular customers avoid the market on antque show days forcing regular vendors to suffer. The Antque Show does bring in some new customers but for only around four days per year. For the other one hundred days of business the reserved section for the Antique Show remains virtually empty. If these tables are filled, management could increase yearly revenue by twentysix times.

The Vancouver Flea Market simply lacks advertising. Advertising brings in more customers, which increases the number of occupied booths. With the exception of the few advertisments for the Antique Show, there are little to none advertisments at this point. Pior to 2002, the Vancouver Flea Market was advertised on various television channels with a smart, professional commercial. The Antique Show itself suffers from lack of advertising. A number of the smaller flea markets in the lower mainland have been showcased on “the Antique’s Road Show “on the CBC. For example, the antique show on the north shore flea market has been showcased on Global TV News, CTV News and the CBC. The much larger historical Vancouver Flea Market has been left out.

Rental Fees have almost doubled in the last five years. Contrary to the reasons given for the increase, or lack thereof, cost of living, property taxes and other expenses, while they have gone up, have not increased by 190% as the increase implies. Rental Fees have forced many vendors to leave, and will cause many more to leave or reduce their booths. This will equal much less revenue for the Vancouver Flea Market’s Owners and Managers. The Vancouver Flea Market has many empty tables, with an entire section of empties reserved for the “antique show” which accounts for approximately only four showings yearly, whereas regular vendors are responsible for generating 104 days of revenue, plus holidays. A lower rental fee would certainly fill up those empty tables for more than just four days a year, resulting in 26 times the revenue generated by the Antique Show. Thereby increasing revenue for the owners and managers.

In the past five years vendor revenues have been steadily dropping and rental fees have all but doubled. In spite of raising fees, including admission fees, there has been a reduction in advertising of the market to little or none. In fact many people are unaware that the historical market exists or is even open for business. People from the lower mainland go all the way to the likes of Abottsford, when, ironically, the Vancouver Market is closer. We are looking for a win-win solution allowing the owners and managers to prosper along with the vendors.

7. Hands off Lebanon

August 6, 2006

Lebanese children, women, men are dying every day.

Israel is conducting an unjust war on Lebanon, diplomatic issues could be found to resolve the problem.

So please sign this petition to help stop Israeli massacres against Lebanese, and to support a diplomatic solution to the problem!!!

8. Otakon in DC

August 5, 2006

We love Otakon. We've been going for several years, and we want to be able to keep going, and enjoying it, in the years to come.

But Otakon 2006 is definitely not as enjoyable as previous Otakons. It is obvious to anyone who is attending that there are too many people for the space. The crowding not only degrades the con experience considerably on its own, but seems to have exacerbated the normal snafus we know come with running a con: this year they seem worse than usual.

One solution is to lower the attendance cap back to 2005 or 2004 levels. That would work, but it would mean less people could enjoy Otakon, and it would mean Otakon wouldn't be able to grow anymore.

The better solution is to move Otakon to the Washington DC Convention Center. The DC convention center is much larger than the Baltimore Convention Center.

-Otakon 2006 con chair, Jim Vowles himself said: "Realistically, unless the BCC is leveled and rebuilt, it will not be a serious competitor with DC"

-The DC convention center is located conveniently close to a Metro (commuter rail) station, so people could stay in cheaper hotels in MD and VA and take the train in.

-Great part of town, plenty of restaurants, located in our nation's capital!

Every year the registration price goes up, but more people just get shoved into the same space. We encourage you to choose the option that will both give your fans what they want and allow Otakon to keep growing and thriving.

9. Iran-un changement démocratique par le peuple iranien et sa résistance

Les mollahs n'ont pas changé et ne changeront pas. Dans une déclaration le 20 juin, le Parlement européen disait « être gravement préoccupé par les violations constantes et multiples des droits de l'homme en Iran ».
Pendant plus de dix ans, l'Europe a cherché à apaiser les mollahs en ignorant leurs énormes violations des droits de l'homme, leur quête pour un arsenal nucléaire et leur travail de sape de la paix au Moyen-Orient.

L'Europe a même donné aux mollahs ce qu'ils demandaient le plus, en mettant dans sa liste noire la seule opposition efficace aux dirigeants intégristes de l'Iran,la resistace.Cette politique s'est révélée être un échec lamentable, ne servant qu'à renforcer l'aile la plus extrémistes et la plus anti-occidentale de la théocratie au pouvoir.Il est temps d'arrêter de regarder l'Iran avec des lunettes roses.Le reste du monde devrait respecter le désir du peuple iranien pour un changement de régime et abandonner le dialogue avec les tyrans de Téhéran.

Non à la guerre! Non à la complaisance! Oui à un changement démocratique en soutenant Maryam Radjavi Deux ans se sont écoulés depuis la rafle violente contre les bureaux du Conseil national de la Résistance iranienne en France et l'interpellation de Maryam Radjavi, présidente de la République élue du CNRI ; opération résultant d'un marchandage avec le dictature religieux en Iran et qualifiée de "reddition devant le régime des mollahs " par les défenseurs des droits de l'Homme qui la jugent "sans la moindre crédibilité". Mais le politique français continue d'imposer des restrictions et de faire pression sur la résistance pour répondre à ses engagements avec Téhéran. A titre d'exemple, la manifestation pacifique et légale contre les violations des droits de l'Homme en Iran prévue le 10 février 2005 a été interdite sans la moindre justification.
Pendant ce temps, les intégristes au pouvoir en Iran posent un défi au monde entier. Outre la multiplication des violations des droits de l'Homme, comme l'exécution de jeunes mineurs de moins de 18 ans, les efforts incessants du régime pour se doter d'armes nucléaires et pour s'emparer de l'Irak menacent la paix, la sécurité et la démocratie dans toute la région.

Nous approuvons la solution avancée par Maryam Radjavi au Parlement européen en décembre dernier. Elle précisait que cette menace ne pouvait se résoudre ni par la complaisance ni par une guerre étrangère, mais par une troisième solution qui est un changement démocratique par le peuple iranien et sa résistance. Vingt-cinq années de concessions aux mollahs et de pressions contre l'opposition ont permis à ce régime de perdurer.

Mettre fin à la complaisance avec la dictature religieuse pour soutenir Maryam Radjavi, la dirigeante de l'opposition démocratique, et mettre un terme aux pressions et aux restrictions dont est victime cette opposition en France, correspond aux valeurs et aux traditions françaises et ouvre en même temps la voie à un changement démocratique en Iran. C'est la seule façon d'éviter une guerre extérieure, alors que les mollahs constituent de plus en plus une véritable menace contre la paix et la sécurité dans la région et dans le monde.

10. Stop through traffic on Maria Street

As you are well aware there is a new Superstore under construction at the corner of St Clair and Runnymede.

Firstly, on Maria St. the city has posted signs prohibiting heavy trucks from using this street Despite these signs the street is being used as a throughway fro commercial and construction traffic on a regular basis, from Runnymede Ave. all the way through to Clendenan Ave., and vice versa. The affected residential streets include: Clendenan Ave., Boiler St., St. John's Place, Gilmore Avenue and Maria Street.

Secondly, more often than not we are seeing Maria St. used as a throughway for drivers who wish to avoid the traffic lights on Dundas West and find a "short cut" to the stock yards shopping area.

Our main concern is for the safety of the high density of small children in our neighbourhood, not used to the increased traffic. Often the drivers are moving at speeds well above the posted limit, too fast for a residential street, and thru traffic is increasing weekly.

Because of the current layout of Maria St. upon, completion of the new Superstore these problems will be compounded and Maria street will see: increased traffic, parking space deficiency, danger to our children and an increase in noise pollution.

Our proposed solution to these concerns is to have part of Maria St. be designated as a one way so that it is not a throughway from Clendenan to Runnymede.


11. Lebanese American University - Byblos Campus Parking Solution

AS YOUR ARE READING THIS, PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT TO CONSIDER THE PARKING ISSUE THAT LAU HAS BEEN DEALING WITH FOR SOME TIME NOW. WITH THIS PETITION, YOU CAN BE PART OF THE SOLUTION. EACH YEAR WE STUDENTS PAY HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS FOR PARKING THAT IS LACKING AT TIMES TO SAY THE LEAST. IT SEEMS THAT WE ALMOST HAVE TO GET TO CAMPUS AT 6:30 OR 7 AM TO EVEN HAVE A CHANCE AT AN AVAILABLE SPOT. OUR MONEY SHOULD BE GOING TOWARDS CREATING MORE PARKING FOR THE STUDENTS. EACH DAY WE ALL LEAVE OUR HOMES ABOUT 1 HOUR BEFORE WE ARE DUE TO THIS PARKING PROBLEM. THIS IS NOT ACCEPTABLE ! IF YOU LOOK AT THE BIG PICTURE, WE SHOULD NOT HAVE TO SACRIFICE TIME THAT COULD BE SPENT WORKING, OR STUDYING.

SIGNING THIS PETITION GETS US ON OUR WAY TO BEING IN CLASS ON TIME AND BEING ABLE TO SPEND FAR LESS TIME IN OUR CARS; BECAUSE AS WE ALL KNOW OUR TIME IS VERY VALUABLE.

12. Dissatisfaction with VZ Avenue high speed service

Petition by Harbor point residents about the slow and unreliable DSL service we are receiving.

13. Asbestos Lawsuits

There is currently a bill under consideration in the U.S. Senate that would take away the rights of families affected by asbestos to sue asbestos companies in State court. This bill, "Fairness in Asbestos Injury Resolution Act of 2003", and written by Senator Hatch, is neither fair, nor is it a solution.

14. Help stop OUR OWN DESTRUCTION - time to switch to clean renewable forms of energy

How many disasters and destruction do we need more to finally learn?

A ruptured tanker called the Prestige, carrying 77,000 tons of fuel oil, almost twice what the Exxon Valdez spilled, sank off the coast of Spain on 19th November 2002. The full impact has yet to be seen, but it is clear that this is already a major environmental disaster. This is a ticking time bomb!

After dozens of spills like these averaging more than one oil spill every two weeks during the 1990s), what will it take for us to reduce our dependence on oil?

As long as we continue to rely on oil for energy there will be more devastating oil spills and global warming will become catastrophic. The only solution is to switch to clean renewable forms of energy like wind power, solar power and the clean green fuels like hydrogen.

We demand our politicians to act NOW, enough is enough. When our beautiful planet will be destroyed it will be too late to cry, regret and say if we only had...

The latest report from the International Panel on Climate Change IPCC) says that hundreds of technologies are already available, at very low cost, to reduce climate damaging emissions and that government policies need to remove the barriers to these technologies. Implementing these solutions will not require humans to make sacrifices or otherwise impede their quality of life. Instead, they will enable people to usher in a new era of energy, one that will bring economic growth, new jobs, technological innovation and, most importantly environmental protection. However, for green solutions to global warming to find a foothold in the market, governments and corporations need to lead the shift away from polluting technology. At present, fossil fuel industries are provided with billions of dollars in subsidies so that dirty energy stays cheap. Polluting industries are allowed to pollute for free, while clean technologies remain under-funded. Developing nations, which have the fastest growing energy needs, are locked into old fashioned fossil fuel technologies by Export Credit Agencies. The time has come for humans to wean themselves off fossil fuels and other climate damaging technologies. Oil companies must stop exploring for more fossil fuels that the world cannot afford to burn. Governments need to subsidise renewable energy and force polluters to pay.

Green technology is ready to take over Wind power is already a significant source of energy in many parts of the world. It can supply 10 percent of the world's electricity within two decades. Solar power has been growing in a global capacity by 33 percent annually. Greenpeace and industry research shows that with some government support, the solar industry could supply electricity to over 2 billion people globally in the next 20 years. By 2040 solar photovoltaics could supply nearly 25 percent of global electricity demand. A report conducted by global financial analysts KPMG shows that solar power would become cost competitive with traditional fossil fuels if the production of photovoltaic panels was increased to 500 megawatts a year. A renewable power plant in Asia could have the same costs and provide the same jobs as a coal fired plant, but with significant environmental advantages. Greenfreeze refrigeration technology, which is safe for the climate and the ozone layer, has spread around the world. It is an ideal solution for developing countries where cost and efficiency are particularly important.

15. UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON MAIN CAMPUS PARKING SOLUTION

AS YOU ARE READING THIS, PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT TO CONSIDER THE PARKING ISSUES THAT U OF H MAIN CAMPUS HAS BEEN DEALING WITH FOR SOME TIME NOW. WITH THIS PETITION, YOU CAN BE PART OF THE SOLUTION. EACH YEAR WE STUDENTS PAY HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS FOR PARKING THAT IS LACKING AT TIMES TO SAY THE LEAST. IT SEEMS THAT WE ALMOST HAVE TO GET TO CAMPUS AT 6:30 OR 7 AM TO EVEN HAVE A CHANCE AT AN AVAILABLE SPOT. OUR MONEY SHOULD BE GOING TOWARDS CREATING MORE PARKING FOR THE STUDENTS. EACH DAY WE ALL LEAVE WORK OR OUR HOMES ABOUT 30 TO 45 MINUTES BEFORE WE SHOULD DUE TO THIS PARKING PROBLEM. THIS IS REDICULOUS! IF YOU LOOK AT THE BIG PICTURE, WE SHOULD NOT HAVE TO SACRIFICE TIME THAT COULD BE SPENT WORKING, STUDYING, OR WITH OUR FAMILIES. SIGNING THIS PETITION GETS US ON OUR WAY TO BEING IN CLASS ON TIME AND BEING ABLE TO SPEND FAR LESS TIME IN OUR CARS; BECAUSE AS WE ALL KNOW OUR TIME IS VERY VALUABLE.

16. Abandon the Proposed Route 29 Bypass in Charlottesville, VA

This petition is intended promote fiscal responsiblitiy with federal and state taxpayer money by calling for the abandonment of this unneeded and unwanted road building project. U.S. Route 29 Bypass in Charlottesville, Virginia is one of the biggest pork barrel road projects in the nation, according to Taxpayers for Common Sense (TCS), a national budget watchdog organization.

The Bypass will again be ranked as one of the nation's 25 most wasteful projects in its 2002 "Road to Ruin" report. The total cost of the bypass would exceed $200 million -- about $30 million per mile or more -MUCH of which would be shouldered by federal taxpayers.

The local county Board of Supervisors does not want it. The majority of residents does not want it.

For years, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has tried to run this 6-mile bypass as their solution to growing traffic on Route 29. However, their own studies show this will not be a good solution (see petition below).

Furthermore, the proposed bypass would cut through the watershed of the community's main drinking water supply and pose an unacceptable risk from erosion, polluted runoff and potential toxic spills.

Under Governor Warner, the Virginia Department of Transportation has undertaken a realistic assessment of its projected revenues and project cost estimates and discovered that it has a major funding shortfall for the projects in its long range plan. It is fiscally irresponsible for VDOT to go forward with this expensive, wasteful project. Governor Warner can put an end to this project.

We now have a rare opportunity to stop the bypass for good. We need your help.