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My baby sister was recently SUSPENDED from Lamar Middle School Lamar School District RE2, for wearing a "I <3 BOOBIES" bracelet, supporting breast cancer awareness among the younger crowd. She was sent home crying because they would not allow her to wear it.
Awareness means a lot to her and my entire family, if it wasn't for my mother being aware and getting checked last minute, her breast cancer would have been over looked and taken her life. She survived it, and we support the awareness in any which way possible.
Please help me petition to stop the banning of these awareness bracelets across the U.S. its unneeded censorship!!!
ΟΜΟΣΠΟΝΔΙΑ ΟΙΚΟΛΟΓΙΚΩΝ ΟΡΓΑΝΩΣΕΩΝ ΚΟΡΙΝΘΙΑΚΟΥ ΚΟΛΠΟΥ «Η ΑΛΚΥΩΝ»
ΠΟΛΙΤΕΣ ΦΩΚΙΔΑΣ ΓΙΑ ΤΟΝ ΚΟΡΙΝΘΙΑΚΟ
ΠΡΩΤΟΒΟΥΛΙΑ ΓΙΑ ΤΗ ΣΩΤΗΡΙΑ ΤΟΥ ΚΟΡΙΝΘΙΑΚΟΥ ΚΟΛΠΟΥ
ΣΥΜΠΑΡΑΤΑΞΗ ΒΟΙΩΤΩΝ ΓΙΑ ΤΟ ΠΕΡΙΒΑΛΛΟΝ
ΑΝΤΙΣΤΕΚΟΜΑΣΤΕ και ΔΗΛΩΝΟΥΜΕ κατηγορηματικά ότι ΕΙΜΑΣΤΕ ΑΝΤΙΘΕΤΟΙ και ΚΑΤΑΔΙΚΑΖΟΥΜΕ τη συντονισμένη επίθεση ολοκληρωτικής καταστροφής του Κορινθιακού κόλπου …
που μεθοδεύεται με :
• Τη δημιουργία ΤΕΡΑΣΤΙΟΥ ΕΝΕΡΓΕΙΑΚΟΥ ΚΕΝΤΡΟΥ στον κόλπο της Αντίκυρας με:
- μονάδα ηλεκτροπαραγωγής με καύσιμο φυσικό αέριο ισχύος 334MW -ήδη σε δοκιμαστική λειτουργία)
- μονάδα με καύσιμο φυσικό αέριο ισχύος 412 MW -εκκρεμεί αίτηση ακύρωσης στο Συμβούλιο της Επικρατείας- και που ανοίγει το δρόμο σε
- μονάδα ηλεκτροπαραγωγής με καύσιμο λιθάνθρακα ισχύος 600MW. (Θετική γνωμοδότηση ΡΑΕ).
- ενώ σχεδιάζεται και τέταρτη μονάδα με καύσιμο φυσικό αέριο
• Την εγκατάσταση μονάδας ηλεκτροπαραγωγής με καύσιμο φυσικό αέριο ισχύος 422 MW στον κόλπο της Θίσβης (υπό κατασκευή).
• Την κατασκευή τεράστιων λιμενικών εγκαταστάσεων στην Θίσβη και στην Αντίκυρα για την εξυπηρέτηση των εμπορικών και των “καρβουνάδικων” καραβιών.
• Την μετατροπή όλης της Βοιωτίας σε χώρο ανεξέλεγκτης βιομηχανικής εγκατάστασης
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.
We, the undersigned, hereby wish for there to be a full time health centre for people living with cystic fibrosis. This would allow for a place, outside of hospitals, where families and individuals can go to receive treatments, be cared for when they're ill, and speak to others dealing with the same medical problems as themselves.
Too long has there existed a double standard in video games. Video game manufactures are permitted to represent gratuitous murder in their games as well as a large degree of sexually suggestive elements. In order for them to do this, they simply need to put a "T" (Teen) or "M" (Mature) label on the packaging of the game. However, the following law exists in the California legislature:
California Penal Code 308.5:
(a) No person or business shall sell, lease, rent, or provide, or offer to sell, lease, rent, or otherwise offer to the public or to public establishments in this state, any video game intended for either private use or for use in a public establishment and intended primarily for use by any person under the age of 18 years, which contains, in its design and in the on-screen presentation of the video game, any paid commercial advertisement of alcoholic beverage or tobacco product containers or other forms of consumer packaging, particular brand names, trademarks, or copyrighted slogans of alcoholic beverages or tobacco products.
(b) As used in this section, "video game" means any electronic amusement device that utilizes a computer, microprocessor, or similar electronic circuitry and its own cathode ray tube, or is designed to be used with a television set or a monitor, that interacts with the user of the device.
(c) A violation of this section is a misdemeanor.
As reasonable as this law may seem at a glance to some parties, it creates a very unreasonable restriction on games which are produced within the abilities of the NASCAR (National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing) license. During every NASCAR broadcast, viewers bear witness to a variety of alcohol and tobacco related advertising in the form of Rusty Wallace's Miller Lite car, Dale Earnhardt Junior's Budweiser car, and most apparent, the name of the two main circuits of NASCAR, the Winston Cup (cigarette company) and the Busch Grand National (beer company). It would only seem logical that a video game that is licensed under NASCAR would be permitted to portray NASCAR in as realistic a manner as technology would allow. However, California Penal Code 308.5 forbids this.
This is actually a second double standard: A minor can view said controversial sponsorships (in addition to numerous others) in any given NASCAR race (one quarter of which are broadcast on a national non-cable network, NBC), however to represent the same in a video game in an effort to exude realism in what has been deemed a family-safe sport is forbidden. There should be no argument it is safe to conclude that if one plays a NASCAR video game, there is a very good chance that one has watched at least one NASCAR race on television. If the viewer/player was going to be influenced by alcohol or cigarette advertisements had they been in the game, is it not also safe to say that that person would have already been influenced by watching the race on television? In addition to this, the responsibility for keeping cigarettes and alcohol out of the hands of minors lies primarily on the vendors of these products. Secondary to the vendors, it is the responsibility of the parents or guardians of the minors to educate them on the dangers of alcohol and tobacco. If both of these "lines of defense" fail, all of the censorship in the world won't strip children of the ability to become consumers of these otherwise legal health threats.
The ivory trade has pushed elephants steadily toward extinction. In the 1980s, 2,000 elephants were being killed every week across Africa. Only a Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) ban on the international trade in ivory could stop the bloodshed. And yet there is constant pressure on CITES to reopen the international ivory trade.
CITES agreed to a partial lifting of the ban, but this did nothing to curb poaching, to provide adequate funding for enforcement of wildlife protection laws, or to uplift local communities. Still elephants across Africa and Asia continue to be slaughtered and ivory traded in huge quantities. Today there are only an estimated 519,461 wild elephants in Africa and approximately 30,000 wild elephants in Asia.
At the height of the international ivory trade in the 1970s and 1980s, Zambia's elephant population dwindled from 200,000 to fewer than 20,000, according to Zambia's Deputy Tourism Minister. This trend was reversed only when the international ivory ban was agreed. Any relaxation in protection for Zambia?s elephants could wipe out the remaining elephants in a very short space of time.
Zambia's elephants can earn far more for their country alive than dead. In 1989 Kenya's elephants were estimated to be worth US$25 million in tourism each year. Zambia should not allow itself to be lured by the prospect of the quick money to be gained by allowing elephants to be killed for their ivory when there is a long-term profit in keeping elephants alive.
Esistono fondati motivi di credere che il sistema dei Parchi Italiani, delle Aree Protette, dei Siti di Importanza Comunitaria, siano oggetto, al momento attuale, di pesanti attacchi da parte di più soggetti e dagli stessi organi competenti in materia di salvaguardia ambientale, come il Ministero dell'Ambiente e, in seno allo stesso, dal Servizio di Conservazione della Natura, e da parte di amministrazioni locali, regionali e comunali.
Tutto ciò accade, nonostante le dichiarazioni dei soggetti indicati facciano talvolta intendere, al contrario, una positiva disposizione in materia. Sono note alcune vicende a proposito di ostacoli e serie difficoltà create a numerosi Parchi sia che si tratti di riperimetrazioni, sostituzioni di Presidenti, commissariamenti e controlli burocratici annunciati a volte al fine di esercitare pressione, oppure di difficoltà nell'erogazione dei contributi economici dovuti per legge, creando, così, forti ostacoli per il corretto funzionamento degli Enti stessi.
È il caso del Parco di Portofino, delle Alpi Apuane, del Sirente- Velino, della Maddalena e del Cilento, dell'Arcipelago toscano, dello Stelvio, del Ticino, del Pollino, della Maiella e del Gran Sasso e di altri ancora. Vecchi problemi irrisolti, come il trasferimento delle Riserve Forestali ai Parchi,la destinazione del Corpo forestale, il decentramento, la gestione e la ripartizione dei fondi, si uniscono oggi a una spregiudicata politica di annientamento delle conquiste raggiunte almeno attraverso la Legge quadro sulle Aree Protette del 6 ottobre 394/91, che aveva il merito di avere avviato l'organizzazione dei Parchi in Italia.
In questo panorama pesanti interessi esterni cercano in misura crescente di farsi strada: speculazione edilizia, strade e grandi opere pubbliche, tagli forestali, apertura alla caccia. Una gravissima situazione sta vivendo l'antico e prestigioso Parco Nazionale d'Abruzzo Lazio e Molise.