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Ok, The Reason I Want Stryder Out Of Admin is because he demods me from media because i do the simpleest mastakes known to life on earth, ok today 1.16.2005 I got demodded from media, ok here is the reason, I asked dan why we couldnt have HTML he said it was Dangoues i kept asking y is it Dangoues he said nvm each time, so i tell him I am going to make a poll about it in Rants/Raves (By The Way Where Anything Goes) So I Go Making A Poll, If lndforums.com should have html off or on and about 10-20 minutes later on Msn he goes and says your Demodded, i mean 4 gods sake he didn't even give me a warning, so can you please sign this petiton to help me get rid of stryder from admin, I'd Really Like It If You Would Sign This Pentiton!
Court TV is a widely watched network that millions of viewers turn to for facts in major criminal trials and as such needs to stop convicting defendants on the airwaves before the trials are ever completed.
In the Scott Peterson Trial their anchors broadcast a multitude of unfounded rumors and opinions daily rather than the actual facts as presented in the Courtroom testimony. the viewers have a right to hear the truth and not the rumors reported daily on the trial watchers and Catherine Crier.
The court tv anchors have endeavoured to taint public opinion against Scott Peterson and try him in the media rather than allow the defendant a right to a fair trial. this is an ongoing issue that needs to stop immediatly.the right to the a fair trial is Paramount and as such should be respected for all defendants by Court tv.
Please sign this petition asking Court TV to cease the unfair trial by media they are practicing daily.
123. Free The Fixtures
The Football Association are searching through football club fan sites and threatening legal action against those sites displaying league fixtures without having previously paid a prohibitive license fee to the FA for the privilege of doing posting their 'property'.
Many smaller fan sites are run by private individuals with the interest of their club at heart, and not any personal private gain, unlike the FA or individual clubs. As such, such a demand for the privilege of posting such information that can be found anywhere on the worldwide web, or in the paper media, restricts the right of the individual to attempt to present a 'professional'-looking web site.
Therefore, we, the undersigned, protest at the money-grabbing antics by the FA, and urge them to consider allowing bona fide fan sites to publish league fixtures without cost to the webmaster.
We, the undersigned, as potential voters in the 2008 election, petition the news media to report on the campaigns with fairness, accuracy, and good judgement. We do not want to see, hear, or read a slanted opinion. We want the truth so we can better decide who to vote for in the upcoming election.
This petition has been designed to require Public Safety and local law enforcement to end reports of law violations to local media.
Stop the Filth is a website which focusses on the moral indecency in the media as a whole. Recently a film entitled British Babes Go Wild has been announced and the website (like the DVD) promotes promiscuity and reckless lewd behaviour amongst young impressionable girls.
127. Stop Media Violence
An epidemiological study was conducted by the American Medical Association to finalize whether the media is indeed responsible for societal violence. Research compared the happenings of surrounding nations with television, to that of nations without. All observed areas were both demographically and ethnically identical, having the television alone as a variable. The findings were astounding. Every examined region, in which media had been introduced, had a drastic upswing in the rate of violence with children. Within fifteen years the murder rate had doubled. The span of time can be explained simply in that it was the duration needed for the exposed three to five year olds to reach the 'prime crime age'. One example supporting these findings occurred in a small Canadian town in the year of 1973. At this time the town had just been introduced to media influence. Shortly after, there was an incredible 160 percent increase in aggression among the first and second graders of the area. Yet another example is the outstanding increase in the imprisonment rate, which has quadrupled since 1975, a year in which media violence had become more prevelant.
Presently, in the United States, there are about two million teens who have possession of a deadly weapon, approximately 135,000 carry them to school. Many believe this is due to overexposure to violence in the media. On average, media viewers encounter an act of serious violence such as: rape, kidnapping, murder, or assault once every four minutes. The problem we face is the possibility of when viewing these horrendous acts consistently, youth will be more inclined to mimic these actions publicly. One such example is the infamous movie, Natural Born Killers (a Warner Brother production) that has been found to be responsible for more than a dozen murder cases, such as the following. In the year of 1994, a fourteen-year-old boy, who was accused of decapitating his younger sister, claimed he only had wished to be like the Natural Born Killers. Yet another teen, who had become obsessed with the movie, shaved his head and wore tinted green granny glasses (like Mickey the main character) before murdering his stepmother and half-sister. The American Medical Association has concluded that since television was founded in the 1950's, the media has been a casual factor behind 10,000 homicides, 70,000 rapes, and 700,000 assaults annually. There is no excuse for this individually or nationally, and it must be brought to an end.
As Americans of this proud nation we cannot ignore these issues with a complacent attitude. Rather, we must make it a priority to renew national morality by petitioning the industry itself.
This is a petition to help stop the unfair treatment of the Backstreet Boys by MTV,VH1, AND THE MEDIA.
We want our pm feature back!
Artists and other rights holders deserve fair compensation and the ability to protect their own intellectual property. But this should not be done unfairly on the backs of people who do not copy music illegally. Tell the government you won't stand for the increase in recordable media levies.
In the summer of 2001, Rainbow Media introduced their own programming over Much Music, a Canadian Music channel, and slowly eliminated their programming. What we want is for them to bring back at least some of their shows, like Ed's Big Wham Bam and The Wedge.
The internet is a very powerful tool that can be used to reach many people. Unfortunately, when you reach many people, you reach an audience commonly found to have a herd mentality. This is so for any age group, however, teenagers often have this mentality augmented by a poor self-image of themselves. There are sites out there that are less of a support group, and more of a feeding frenzy of the triggers that make people fall into this idea that they should starve themselves. This only works hand in hand with the media saying that these models with lower-than-healthy BMI's are the epitome of beauty.
My point is this. Though we can't control the media, we can try and make it so that there are restrictions at the front pages of these pro-ana sites. Making it an offense similar tas with a pornography site stating that minors should not enter into the site any further without knowingly risking state level prosecutions. I have seen genuinly supportful pro-ana sites. But even still the line between these two types is almost as thin as the pictures of women shown there. If State and Federal Laws are passed making it illegal for minors to view the pictures deemed inappropriate or harmful, we will be treating just like every other offensive, unhealthy or potentially harmful practice such smoking or drinking. This is the stance that the Pro-ana supporers take when speaking about the decisions they have made as adults. Provide young people with a means for support and expression, but have a commissioned group to decide if a site in question should be deemed inappropriate of minors. After all, you won't see AA host their meetings in a liqour store.
With news that ITV Digital has now gone bust and the remaining games to be 'sold' off to the highest bidder, this surely means the end for many of the smaller clubs who were depending on the revenue. It is time the Football Association took charge of the total domination of certain media companies in the United Kingdom which only allow the fat cats to get fatter whilst the smaller, less well known clubs are left to fend for themselves again.
An iceberg, only the tip of which is evident to the world so far, is beginning to surface in the Indian Ocean island of Sri Lanka.
The world, which is only superficially aware of the terrible human rights record of this island country, is beginning to see more. Being the country with the world's second largest number of detainee disappearances, many have come to know that things are not quite right in Sri Lanka. By clever manipulation of the media, ably assisted by high-profile public relations firms, Sri Lanka has largely managed to keep matters under wraps. With three-quarters of the population, comprised of a single ethnic group that is willing to assist the state, an oppressive (genocidal) war against the 'other quarter' has gone on for more than two decades, relentlessly. The government, which has been responsible for 98 percent of the killings, has thus far managed to portray itself as the 'victim', and the 'real victims' as the 'villains'.
With the appointment of alleged Sri Lankan war criminals in diplomatic positions around the world, voices that have remained silent for many years are now beginning to echo across the globe. The appointment of Major General Janaka Perera as the ambassador to Australia is one that has begun to shake the chains of suppressed voices. The iceberg is lifting; things are now beginning to unravel. Events that were hidden in the media censored Northeastern Sri Lanka are now coming to surface.
The majority of disappearances in Sri Lanka occurred in short spurts, at specific times and in different parts of the country. Many of these disappearances are marked by one common feature, that is the presence of Maj. Gen. Janaka Perera in charge as the ranking officer of the military outfits responsible.
In the mid-eighties, Gen. Perera worked in the eastern province helping to create a wedge, breaking up the contiguity of Thamil Eelam, the Tamil Nation, comprising of the North and East of Sri Lanka. The area connecting the North and East was ethnically cleansed of Tamil people. Tamil villages were evacuated at gunpoint, hundreds were murdered and others fled out of fear, to make way for State sponsored Sinhala settlements. As a reward for this 'heroic' act a Tamil village (Munkindimalai) was renamed Janakapura (Janaka Town).
The accusations against Perera do not rest with the disappearances of Tamils alone. His notoriety was well documented between 1988 and 1989 when he was reassigned to the south of the country to fight the Sinhala, JVP insurrection. Under his direction, in November 1989, the JVP leader Rohana Wijeweera was arrested and murdered (while still in custody). An estimated 60,000 Sinhala youths were also murdered during this time.
In 1995, he was appointed as Commander for the Welioya Brigade. Large-scale civilian killings took place in Manal Aru (Weli Oya) during this period.
President Kumaratunga's decision to resume the war against the LTTE in October 1995 propelled Perera back into a position of power. He was appointed commander of the elite 53rd Division of the Sri Lankan army which played a key role in 'Operation Riviresa'.
It was during this period that the Mass Grave of Chemmani came into being; these were supplemented by several others that scattered the landscape of Jaffna Peninsula. Over a thousand Tamil civilians arrested by the security forces disappeared (Amnesty International, the international rights watch dog, estimates at least six hundred while the US State Department states a figure of seven hundred), in the area under Janaka Perera's command. Despite widespread rumors, these disappearances could not be verified because of the media ban on the war zones. The presence of these mass graves came to light in July 1998, through the confessions of an army corporal convicted of rape and murder. Over a fourteen-month period following this confession, the area was completely sealed off, and the evidence was allegedly destroyed.
Things started to sour when the cult like admiration for Perera began to have political dimensions. Retried General Balagalle's appointment as the Joint Chief-of-Staff in August 2000, over Janaka Perera who was next in line for the job, led to public acrimony with open accusations of corruption. It is in this backdrop that Perera retired and was appointed ambassador to Australia.
Any investigation into Perera's activities to date has been staged by the Sri Lankan State and has brought up flimsy evidence, of no value.
We, the undersigned, urge the Australian Government to review its acceptance of Maj. General Janaka Perera as Sri Lanka's ambassador to Australia and instigate an international inquiry into the Ambassador's alleged war criminal activities.
I have just sent 30 + e-mails to most major media contacts regarding the Disclosure Project and Lara Johnstone. Below you will find a copy of my letter.
If you would like to e-mail these 30+ contacts, please e-mail me at: Monispy@aol.com to have me fax you all of the addresses. Also, if you are not much of a writer, please feel free to use my letter as your own. I will get back to you ASAP if you would like these addresses!
To Whom It May Concern:
I would like to draw your attention to an extremely important situation that is occurring in America at this time. Please, read what I have to say...
On May 9, 2001 at 9:00 a.m., Dr. Steven Greer founder and director of the Disclosure Project, along with over 20 military, government, and corporate witnesses to unambiguous UFO and extraterrestrial events, held a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington DC. 250,000 people were waiting online for the press conference to begin. Because of this, the first hour of the conference was "electronically jammed".
It is obvious to me that people all around the world are extremely interested in this topic. I do believe that the testimony these witnesses are prepared to make, given Congressional support, will greatly improve our quality of life, the environment, and much more. I must ask you, with the abundance of interest in this organization, when will you report on the issue? Make no mistake, the American people are listening and do demand more information.
I would like to begin by telling you more about Dr. Steven Greer and the Disclosure Project. However, I must start with the most pressing issue currently taking place. Lara Johnstone from California is a very courageous woman that is taking steps in helping to bring about the disclosure of the extraterrestrial presence on and around Earth. She wrote a letter to President Bush on July 26, 2001. After this letter, on July 28, 2001 she began a hunger strike "to death if need be" in order to stress her support and demand of the following:
1)Open, comprehensive, secrecy-free hearings to take miliartary/agency witness testimony on events and evidence relating to an Extraterrestrial presence on and around Earth.
2)To hold open hearings on advanced energy and propulsion systems, relating to extraterrestrial phenomena that, when publicly released, will provide solutions to global environmental challenges.
Lara Johnstone is not the first to write this letter and she is far from the last. Thousands upon thousands of letters have poured into Congressmen, Senators, and President Bush's office since May 9th.
She is, however, the first to take such dramatic stances to the issue. However, many people argue that she is doing what they too would do, if they were half as courageous. She plans to visit the White House immediately and she has been contacted by several media members which you can view by going to her web site at: www.amandla.org/ufo/.
Since May 9, 2001 the Disclosure Project, over 20 witnesses, and Dr. Steven Greer have been traveling from city to city across the United States to ask their fellow Americans to send letters to their local representatives, Congressmen, and President George W. Bush. You can view the letters at:
www.dislcosureproject.org. You may also view, at that address, responses from political leaders as well as George W. Bush.
Dr. Steven Greer has met with and provided briefings on the Et/UFO subject for senior members of government and for military and intelligence operations in the United States and around the world, including senior CIA officials, Joint Chiefs of taff, White House staff, senior members of Congress and congressional committees, senior United Nations leadership and diplomats, senior military officials in the UK and Europe. Dr Steven Greer and the Disclosure Project have been able to identify, contact, and videotape interviews with nearly 100 military, intelligence, and government witnesses
to UFO events and projects. These interviews and accompanying evidence are definitive and will establish the reality of the ET/UFO subject as well as the nature and purpose of the secrecy surrounding it. For more information and to view a fragment of military, government, and corporate witness statements, please visit: www.disclosureproject.org.
I hope that you will soon be researching the information that I have given you and soon be interviewing Dr. Steven Greer and/or Lara Johnstone. As I stated before, obviously the interest on this topic reaches further than just our city, state, or country. The interest in this topic spans the world over.
Thank you for your time, I will be waiting for your decision.
The Disclosure Project: www.disclosureproject.org
Lara Johnstone: www.amandla.org/ufo/
(As of 8/28/01 the hunger strike is in it's 28th day)
August 24, 2001
The fact that a growing number of senior executives are openly gay has led Variety, the entertainment industry's daily paper to conclude that the "gay glass ceiling" is slowly vanishing.
38 new films with gay and lesbian themes are currently in the pipeline and many more will be coming in the near future. No consideration is currently being given to the children viewing these movies.
These movies continue to portray homosexuals as enlightened, healthy role models.
137. Abolish Media Lies
The Mainstream Media are controlled by a handfull of VERY powerful people who often lie, distort the truth and leave out vital bits of information so that the wealthiest most powerful people in the world can persuade ordinary working people to do things that are only in the interests of the wealthy. The media should have a licensing system and if they are caught lying or leaving out important information they should lose that license. There should also be strict limits on Foreign Ownership of media operating in any country.
138. Save Napster
Napster is the world's leading file sharing community. Napster's software application enables users to locate and share media files from one convenient, easy-to-use interface. It also provides media fans a forum to communicate their interests and tastes with one another via instant messaging, chat rooms, and Hot List user bookmarks.
At present napster in in the courts fighting to stay online as many major record companies belive that the online trading of songs has broken their copyright laws.
Although not all music artists are against napster some fully support it as a way of having their music heard......
"We believe that the Internet and Napster should not be ignored by the music industry as tools to promote awareness for bands and market music."
-- Fred Durst (Limp Bizkit)
"Napster could be a great way for people to hear your music who wouldn't have the chance to hear it on the radio."
-- Madonna, Rolling Stone, 9/28/2000
"We're not afraid of the Internet. We think it's a very cool way to reach our fans. If a band sells 12 million albums, what are we supposed to say? Oh, maybe we could have sold 13 million if we had just been Internet Nazis. Frankly, at a certain point, you have to say. Hey, let the people have the music."
-- Dexter Holland (Offspring),
"It is a good way to promote your music, but copyright and things of that sort are something that will have to be worked out and they will be worked out. I remember when they didn't want you to have a VCR, but they worked it out and I think for the best. Smart people always get together and work it out."
-- B.B. King,
If these popular artists can see napster as a good way too spread their music and have no problem with it maybe others such as metalica and dr dre, who have help start this court battle can also get over it and move on.