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The South African Government (ANC) are like the pigs on George Orwell’s ‘Animal Farm’. They use the police to brutally enforce the regimes ideals upon the masses. Even shooting mine workers to drive them back to work.
When they needed the people to fight and stand up against the old apartheid government they made elaborate promises of equality and freedom, drawing up a whole new constitution to protect human rights. "All animals are equal".
But once in power they started doing exactly what they accused the old regime of doing. They are corrupt and they side with the wealthy and the bankers. They build statues of themselves but squeeze the poor 'work-horses and sheep' harder and harder.
I see a direct parallel between them and the pigs on animal farm.
Many of you may have seen the 'Stand up to Cancer' campaign which was aired on Channel 4 in October 2012, which asked for public donations in order to fund Cancer Research UK. Cancer Research UK are the world's leading charity dedicated to beating cancer through scientific research.
According to Cancer Research UK, they are on the cusp of many cancer treatments, however there is a gap between the discoveries coming out of the lab and the number that they can afford to take forward to develop as new tests and treatments.
To date, the 'Stand up to Cancer' National campaign has raised over £8 million pounds which is fantastic. However, we know it takes about £500 million to to take a drug all the way from the lab to the market; this figure takes into account all of the treatments that didn't make it.
Therefore, I personally feel that a faster way to close this monetary gap between scientific discoveries and bringing those treatment to the patients, was if the world's most profitable corporations all collaborated together and donated a small percentage of their pre-tax earnings to Cancer Research UK.
The more ideas that they can test, the more likely they are to get new treatments to patients faster. And as I say, there are many treatments that are on the cusp of being brought to market.
This may appear to be a large 'ask' of our profitable organisations, however sometimes the simplest ideas are the most effective if you have the collective power of many people.
Recently we've had more events during the school year. These events help boost the happiness of students that attend RKA.
A lack of events can really hurt the health of the school. I was told to fight for what I think is right. This is definitely right.
The City of Tyler Has very limited access to medical treatment of STD's. Clinics, Hospitals, and Public assistance organizations Deny treatment for STDs if you don't have money to pay up front.....
Omnibus bill C-45 unprotected millions of navigable waterways, lakes and rivers, as well as redesignating aboriginal Land rights. Bill C-45 was over 430 pages long, and covered over thirty topics.
It could not be completely digested by most in the house of commons, and although it was voted on, some did not completely understand the bill, and did not know what they were voting for. The point of this petition is to show the Conservative party and the Harper government the dissaproval of the Canadian People. Sign below, and on February 11th, 2013, The petition will be mailed to Stephen Harper himself.
FRENCH: Projet de loi omnibus C-45 non protégés des centaines de milliers de voies navigables, et rebaptisé droits fonciers autochtones. Le projet de loi C-45 était de plus de 430 pages et plus de trente couverts sujets. Il n'a pas pu être complètement digérés par la plupart dans la chambre des communes, et même si elle a été votée, certains ne comprennent pas complètement le projet de loi, et ne savent pas ce qu'ils votaient. Le but de cette pétition est de montrer le parti conservateur et le gouvernement Harper l'dissaproval du peuple canadien. Signer ci-dessous, et le 11 Février, 2013, La pétition sera envoyée à Stephen Harper lui-même.
They are always in America. Bring one direction to Ireland!
Help raise awareness of plastic and how it effects our environment!
Los Angeles County has been the first county in California to ban plastic bags, so why can't San Diego or specifically La Jolla?
We live in such a BEAUTIFUL beach community and it's sad to see our local markets using plastic bags!
Help the oceans and ban plastic bags!
In België betalen we te veel belastingen en zijn we bovendien nog niet goed geregeerd. We hebben nood aan een sterke federale staat. Te veel belastingen dood de economie van het land. Laten we de kosten besparen op zaken die we kunnen veranderen zonder moeite
Since more than 30 years Lebanon has been going down the drain. The reason resides behind the politicians that are in control of my and your country.
The faces we see in our everyday political lives are either warlords, thieves, or criminals. It is the time for a change!
You and I can make the difference !!
America has very important choices to make. Our elected officials are not informing Americans of legislature and in some cases not representing the majority.
Every day it becomes more difficult to make decisions due to unreliable media. Americans have less and less voice in the direction that our country is moving.
Americans should be well informed of pending legislature with the opportunity to voice concerns.
Students were sent home from East High School on the First Day of school for having two-toned hair of natural colors. Students should be allowed to keep their hair color even if it is two different colors if it is two natural colors.
Hair color does not intervene with the teachers teaching or the students learning, but sending them home on their first and second days of school does.
The dress code should be changed and students should be allowed to have two-toned hair of natural colors.
Australia has some of the most lenient laws when it comes to animal abuse and abusers. Some do not even get a conviction.
Recently, there have been some shocking cases of animal abuse in this country and it has prompted me to act., We should have a National Animal Abusers database, similar to the paedophile database, that once a person harms an animal, their name is put on this database, so any registered, responsible seller, including animal welfare organisations, who legally sell an animals, can look up this database, to see who they are selling their animals to.
I'm hoping it will reduce the number of animal abuse cases in this country and also put a stop to puppy mills.
This is a petition to ban all size 0 models and also models with an unhealthy BMI (below 18.5) within Australia from the fashion catwalks and magazines.
We live in the 21st century where we are able to travel to space! It only makes sense that we do not take a 'one-size fits all’ image approach when it comes to our appearance and body image. Out of the worlds 7.017 billion population no two people are identical. Therefore why should we as both men and woman be exposed to an extremely influential fashion industry that tells us as that 'this' (size 0, which is an Australian size 4!) is what we need to look like to achieve 'that look' which is defined as so called 'beauty'.
Why should curvier women feel intimidated by these designers and this industry? We shouldn't! We are all different shapes & sizes, and if you believe that the fashion industry should portray a realistic body image of the Australian woman instead of underweight models that pursue us into believing that the size 0 image is how we need to look to achieve beauty than please sign this petition so that the Australian Government can ban these models and their associated health risks such as anorexia and bullemia.
Anorexia is most prevalent in adolescent girls who idolise these stick thin models that are flaunted to us in almost every magazine and fashion catwalk. Anorexia is the third most common chronic illness among adolescents. 40-60% of high school girls are on a diet, 50% of girls between the ages of 13 – 15 years old believe they are overweight and 80% of 13 year old girls admit to dieting. Almost 50% of suffers with anorexia also suffer from severe depression. This is a vicious cycle that is not only physically unhealthy, but it is mentally exhausting. This petition is going to be presented to local media, national media and eventually the Australian Parliament and government to demand a policy be put in place that bans these underweight models, and also ensures that as a legal procedure all models need to have a full health check before undertaking any modelling assignment.
If you believe that change is due and wish the help prove that we as Australians embrace the ‘real’ and healthy woman than please sign this petition.
The helmet law in TN was enacted without the voters having a say. This act happens far too often and I want to change the way laws are made, repealed or changed.
I hope to have your support on this to let the government know that TN is our state, our government, our life, our right, and finally our choice.
The young voices have been silent too long and that has taken a toll on our bodies, we need change in the media industry. No longer is "healthy" considered beautiful, instead it's who's the most muscular or thin.
The number of teens with eating disorders and suicidal thoughts or action are rapidly rising because of depression that comes from not being "perfect."
People who are homeless are dying on the train tracks located right next to the Springfield Overflow Shelter (S.O.S) during its winter season in the City of Springfield, State of Illinois.
It was announced on March 2nd,2012 that Emily Fisher Charter School in Trenton, New Jersey will be closed June 29th. The reason is because the test scores put the school in the bottom three percent statewide.
In NSW, anyone can challenge your will. The Succession Act was introduced in 2006 and is now being reviewed by the NSW Department of Attorney General and Justice.
Wills mean nothing under this law. Family, ex-spouses and friends can challenge your Will which means your loved ones miss out and costs your estate thousands of dollars in legal fess trying to defend your wishes.
HELP PARENTS WITH DISOBEDIENT CHILDREN, CHANGE THE CYCLE!
Parents are faced with impossible and unfair circumstances. If a child runs away, violates truancy, threatens or attacks their parent or parents the parent must in turn, continue a cycle of back/forth.
Our children’s defiance has grown out of control with disrespect and sometimes violence because the Dept of Social Services, Children’s Division has enabled this behavior at the cost of the parent. Everyone is intimidated by something or someone, but the kids have no rules set before them and are out of control.
A good parent goes above and beyond, doing whatever it takes to get their child inline; however, several parents are being faced with impossible unfair situations, while rearing or attempting to discipline their children. Some children believe they can fight their parents or run away and there is nothing the parents can do. Which at this point is very true. If a child runs away and the parent closes the door its neglect or abandonment, if the child isn’t attending school the parent can face criminal charges to include being placed in jail, etc.
*THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD NOT BE ABLE TO DICTATE THE RULES OF OUR HOUSEHOLDS, ESPECIALLY DEALING WITH DEFIANT CHILDREN! PETITION NOW, please sign.
Please take part in giving parents a voice and ask that the Officials over the Department of Social Services Children’s Division revise their goal to include better assistance for parents in need, rather than parents feeling threatened or numbed by these same goals set forth for the children.
For more information on the Dept of Social Services Children’s Division, Child Abuse and Neglect Goals go to: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/
or go to your local states webpage to review.
EU leaders are now suggesting far reaching changes to the European Union to take much greater CONTROL of all Member States.
Let the People decide. No EU Treaty changes without a referendum.
The MINUSTAH, well known as The United Nations Stabilisation Mission In Haiti, has been in operation since 2004. A year of political crisis, violence and corruption, led to the resignation of the President Jean Bertrand Aristide. But now they are seen like a threat to the human rights, and also to the Haitian People.
"Haiti is in great danger because among others of Cholera, of the poverty the marginalization and of the exploitation of its people " said the Nobel Peace Argentin Adolfo Pérez Esquivel in an interview with the Latino channel TeleSur.
Numerous incidents of rape and other forms of violence have been reported by victims of MINUSTAH... from the 16 years old girl in 2006 to the Haitian teenager (male) in 2011.
Three Nobel Peace, led by the Nobel Adolfo Pérez Esquivel from Argentine, hundreds of NGOs, legislators and personalities of more than forty countries sent to the Secretary General a letter released yesterday in which they requested the withdrawal of international troops of Haiti.
Join the fight if you believe in Peace and want to change the actual situation of Haiti.
Since the NHL returned to Winnipeg for the 2011-2012 season, the topic for what the team's name should be called has become a hot topic for discussion. There has been a lot of history with the Winnipeg Jets from 1972 to 1996, so calling them anything else would have been a mistake. We are grateful that the True North Sports & Entertainment have decided to rename the team the Winnipeg Jets on June 24, 2011, but once we have learnt that they didn’t want to use the 1996 logo and update it, we believe that the current military logo was not right and a mistake. There is no disrespect for the military but it is not meant for a NHL logo. Many fans feel that this logo is too military for hockey and that there should only be one Canadian city that has a maple leaf on its logo. The logo does not have a modern look to it and many would describe it as unattractive.
Some of us were lucky enough to have watch Bobby Hull (the Golden Jet) play live in the Winnipeg Arena in the 1970’s. Some believe that the owners from the 1972 team decided to use the Jets name in honour of the Golden Jet who inspired us. In 1972, it had nothing to do with the Royal Canadian Air Forces in regards to the Jets name. The airplane in the left hand corner of the old logo represented the flowering of exploration and internationalism in the burgeoning age of affordable air travel, and the players that wore its jersey were part of an exciting fast skating, multi-national team that played a beautiful, tough, and creative brand of hockey. Some of the Jets alumni like Joe Daley and Ab McDonald have also been disappointed with the logo.
The Winnipeg Jets have a wonderful and meaningful history which should not be overlooked. We were the first North American team to beat the powerful Soviet National team, the first North American team to use Europeans, and the first North American team to play tournaments in Europe and Japan. For those of us that have been around to see these great players play in person at the Winnipeg Arena, it is no wonder why we honour the blue, red and white.
This team has meant so much to us and to our city. The Winnipeg Jets name represents a unique history with lots of great players who represented us and is recognized all over the world. An updated logo, jerseys, etc, would also provide plenty of new merchandising opportunities while still preserving our cherished heritage.
In closing, the Winnipeg Jets logo represents a lot of pride that we had with those early teams that carried our city’s name on their chests. The retro jerseys from the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s have great meaning to us. This is largely because of our previous history. We would be missing a tremendous opportunity to re-establish a link to our storied past by not reviving the Winnipeg Jets logo and updating it. If the Winnipeg Jets never would have left Winnipeg, it would have probably had an updated logo today. It would only be fitting to continue the history of a franchise that was like no other.
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In 1984 Petros I. Tsiros passed away after making the biggest ever donation to the Church of Cyprus, a property donation believed to be worth by today’s value, of well over One Billion Euros (600 Million Cypriot Pounds), with the express written condition that the Church of Cyprus should use the profits from the sale and development of that land, for public charitable causes and every time such funds were used to announce that they originated from Petros I. Tsiros donation fund.
After thirty five or so years and hundreds of millions of proceeds from that donation, the people of Cyprus are still anxiously waiting for the first of such announcements and the handling of the donation has remained an enigma to many.
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The public are unhappy with the current voting system and the proposed AV system is too complicated and of little interest to the majority of the public as will be shown by today's low turn out. The public have become disenfranchised with politics and our patriotism has been shaken.
Many other countries with excellent governments and economies use Proportional Representation voting systems such as Party List Voting, e.g. Belgium, Denmark, Sweden, Italy, Portugal and South Africa. It can be implemented simply with little if no additional costs. Other PR systems are still in use in Australia, New Zealand, Ireland and Germany on of the strongest economies in Europe. Voting turn out is getting lower and lower every election, the public are not happy with the current situation and revolts will become more common.
The public need to know and SEE their votes and opinions count, AV is not enough and people think you are not listening to them. They need honest politics where a coalition works together and is honest when they dislike or like the others policies. Please give us a referendum on PR so we can show you how we feel and listen to the results so we know you have our interests at heart.
Right in the middle of Europe, millions of street animals are dying year in year out: in killing camps who call themselves animal shelters, or in “freedom” – of hunger, cold, diseases, poison.
Granted, you’ll find local laws forbidding the above – but often enough neither local authorities nor elements of the executive authorities do comply with the laws. Even the most barbarian cruelties to animals go without prosecution because it is not avenged, as a rule.
On December 1st, 2009 the treaty of Lisbon (so-called EU reformation treaty) became effective. The major agreement states that the Union and its member states have to take account of the well-being of the animals as feeling beings.
But the ratification of this treaty does not automatically imply the end of the brute widespread deaths.
This is why we need to suit the action to the word.
27. Charter Change
Those of us who so choose to be involved in our local city government should be afforded the right to do so. As business owners we pay city taxes, we support our schools and our local police, fire and emergency personnel.
The right to vote should be ours, we made a large investment in this city when we opened our business here and we hire a lot of it's workers. We should have the right to vote on the things that matter to our business as well.
The changes or the non changes that are made effect whether or not we stay or we relocate. The people who make the decisions for the city make the decisions with our future at stake as well. We should have our say in the progress and the direction that Pryor embarks on.
We all know how important it is for children to be educated and informed, but it's causing more damage and harm than it's solving.
I've done some online research and came across a page on http://www.cato.org/pubs/handbook/hb105-20.html in which paragraph 4 of Chapter 20 on the Cato Handbook for Congress: Broadcasting is calling for the repeal of the Children's Television Act of 1990, but there's a lot more to the story than just that page.
Quest Academy charter school sits on 4000 S in West Haven, UT. The speed limit in front of this school is 50 mph. This school is from K - 7 and within the next two years will go up to 9th grade. As this school grows as does the traffic problem.
Children, parents and caregivers are trying to cross the street, park and pull out of the parking lot and merge with the traffic already on that road. 50 mph is too fast of a speed lmit for any school let alone any business.
Georgia is besieged by unwritten laws -- more mothers than fathers are granted custody of their children in the United States regardless if neglect is present or not. Children continue to suffer at varying levels that go with it — untreated infections, unsanitary conditions, mental and emotional abuse, and immoral influences. And the Federal government has done NOTHING to stop it.
More single mothers than fathers are in the news for killing their children. Fathers are having custody taken away despite hundreds of documents showing they are the primary caretaker for their children.