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Since the 1960s, crackdowns for performance enhancing drugs at the level of elite athletics (Olympics, Baseball, Cycling, etc.) have been steadily increasing. However, so too have the reported cases of steroid abuse.
For every athlete who is condemned for performance enhancing drug abuse, countless unknown others stand in the shadows and continue their illicit drug regimen. This problem is endemic to the sports community, and will continue inevitably. We propose that instead of condemning sports heroes for training and chemically enhancing their bodies for the new standard of elite athleticism and competition, we legalize and regulate these drugs, thus ushering in the next level of elite athleticism. This approach would not only cut down on abuse and encourage healthy regimens, but would greatly increase fans' morale and promote a more honest discourse between the sports community and the general public.
Already we have enhanced the physical nature of training, to the point of having multi-million dollar equipment for the most advanced athletes. Chemical enhancement is the next logical step in our progression for a finer tuned athlete. The future of sports WILL be steroid fueled. Embrace the revolution!
I am a professional tattooist, calling for a ban on sales of all tattoo equipment via online auction sites. I am also calling for the sale of tattoo equipment to be limited to professionals only.
Since sites like eBay sellers started selling cheap tattooing kits, back yard tattooing has flourished, bringing a rise in substandard tattoos, scarring of individuals and the higher potential to spread diseases such as Hepatitis C, HIV, and other blood borne diseases and infections.
There is no limit to the age of the individual buying such equipment, and therefore teenagers are getting hold of this equipment and tattooing themselves and their friends, with no idea how to properly prepare skin for a tattoo nor how to actually operate the machines correctly in order to apply the tattoo.
Dear Mr. Goodell,
The fans of the NFL respectfully request that you reserve fining players and coaches for very serious offenses only.
Fining a coach $75,000 is egregious and offensive to the fans of the NFL.
Handing out a $10,000 fine for wearing orange colored cleats is offensive to the fans of the NFL.
Fining a player $15,000 for retaliating against another player's dirty play (who was only fined $7,500) is offensive to the fans of the NFL.
In civil lawsuits that involve malpractice, defendants need to be judged by professionals that have been board certified in their respective field.
Malpractice lawsuits are complex and require a high degree of education on the respective topic to fully understand the implication of the case.
With these complex cases and language lack of complete understanding will not be a fair trial.
Apple Inc. produces great products and their overall quality is great. Although the last updates of their professional notebook line were not satisfying for many professional users.
This is an official petition being present to the City Council of Medford, Oregon, and to the Commissioners of Jackson County, Oregon, in regards to the return of professional baseball to the Rogue Valley.
In 2000, the longtime fans and friends of the Southern Oregon Timberjacks baseball team were left heartbroken when THEIR team relocated to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and were rechristened the Vancouver Canadians. Even more heartbreaking was when the historic Miles Field was ordered torn down by the city to make way for a new Wal-Mart SuperCenter.
Politics aside, the primary reason for this petition is the bring a new team to Medford in the form of a Golden Baseball League expansion team. In 2004, the same year that Miles Field was demolished, the league was founded and awarded teams to cities that lost Western League franchises such as Chico, California; Long Beach, California; and Yuma, Arizona; and later Reno, Nevada; and St. George, Utah. It has come to the attention of the author of this petition that Medford was on the list of possible GBL charter cities, but was unable to grant the city a team because of the lack of an appropriate stadium. Furthermore, a poll that was posted at the league website indicated that, among a list of possible cities to be awarded an expansion franchise with the league, 46% voted for Medford, Oregon, while other cities received less than 25% of the votes. That is proof that it's not only the residents and fans in Medford that want pro baseball back in the city, but fans elsewhere also believe that the city can benefit from having an independent team come in.
We are aware of the bylaws at Harry & David Field that prevent a professional team from playing at that ballpark, as was reported by the Medford Mail Tribune in April of 2004. While it can be debated for years, we feel that an alternative solution to resolve this issue is to build a new satdium in another part of Medford, or in nearby Central Point, that would accommodate ONLY a professional team. It would also accommodate a college team should either Southern Oregon University and/or Rogue Community College decide to start up a program. It will need public support, but we feel that the public would accept this alternative.
We know that this endeavor will take a good deal of support from the public, a proper group of investors and a good amount of money, but if you look into the benefits of the Golden Baseball League being in your city, you will know how everyone will benefit: the fans, the team, the players and just as important -- the community.
Should this franchise be allowed to set up operations in the city of Medford, our hope is that they can adopt the name, logo, colors, uniforms and history of the Southern Oregon Timberjacks that seemingly was left behind by the previous franchise that left for Canada and basically abandoned the legacy of the Timberjacks. The team is our identity and feel that it should live on with a new expansion team from the GBL.
We encourage you to go to the Golden Baseball League's official website at www.goldenbaseball.com and find out more about the league and the benefits that come from it. We believe that a good number of fans will attend games and the city and county CAN benefit from this league like they did with the old Northwest League team. This league is fan-friendly and community-supportive and continues to thrive since in 2004 inception. Please consider this petition and show your support for a new professional baseball team in the Rogue Valley!
This petition is written due to the controversy concerning the U.S. Appeals Court decision Allowing Dr. Mary Hanna, a Boston-based physician to legally breach a contract to serve in the Army as a medical officer on the grounds claiming that she is a conscientious objector.
Dr. Hanna accepted fully paid medical education scholarship from the Army and in exchange for receiving that scholarship signed a contract and gave her promise to give 8 years of service to military even after being given a promise by the Army that she would only be ordered to serve on staff as a physician in a military base hospital in Texas, she still refused to report to active duty.
In 2004 there was a very high profile lawsuit against the NFL filed by Maurice Clarett, an Ohio State football player, who wanted to participate in the NFL draft even though he was still a sophomore in college.
This dramatic lawsuit brought national attention to the issue of NFL eligibility. Clearly, the restrictions on eligibility deny people their rights to choose a profession they want to pursue. As a result of these restrictions, athletes should be able to enter the NFL draft immediately after graduating high school.
The Maurice Clarett lawsuit is an example of the problems that can result in restrictions on NFL draft eligibility. In his case, he argued that antitrust laws were broken as the NFL has a monopoly on professional football. And he further argue that he, as a professional seeking to begin a career, was restricted and had no alternative companies for which to work. This concept of the NFL monopoly also is a violation of American free market beliefs wherein one is free to pursue the career they choose.
The NFL is the only league for professional football players and, as players are successful at young ages, they should be able to become professionals as soon as they want.
Like all monopolies, the NFL will continue to dominate the market and will take advantage of athletes, their contracts and the way they are regulated. Prices will be unfair and competition will be unbalanced because of the restrictions to age. This will be an industry not regulated by free market practices but by one dominant monopoly which seeks to make as much profit as possible.
The problem is that young talented athletes may lose precious years of their careers to these regulations. Furthermore, the competitiveness of the market will be distorted because the best young athletes will not be allowed into the game. This violates antitrust laws in egregious ways.
Chief Louis Cavallo
Lt. James Fondo, Executive Officer
701 SW 71 Avenue
North Lauderdale FL 33068
PROFESSIONAL COMPLIANCE (INTERNAL AFFAIRS) 321-1100
3521 W BROWARD BLVD., SUITE 101
FORT LADUERDALE, FLORIDA
The Police Complaint Center
1220 L Street N.W. Suite 100-164
Washington, DC, 20005
2061 North Dixie Highway
Pompano Beach, FL 33060
Dear Chief Louis Cavallo,
As a concerned resident of North Lauderdale, I am writing about the problem of racial profiling. Some officers stop motorists based solely on their race or ethnicity, thus violating their civil rights. I urge you to take action now to address this problem in our community by deciding to have your force voluntarily collect racial data at all stops of citizens.
Recently, I have been stopped by one of your officers, in fact on numerous occasions for no apparent reason. Maybe because I am an African American college student that drives a 2004 black Honda or maybe I look and fit the description of a young African American female that sells drugs in the community. Whatever the reason may be I do not appreciate being interrogated by your officers at not probable cause.
The most recent experienced happened on October 25, 2006. I was parked at my friends house, ready to exit my car, while office Perez blocked my car and began to ask me questions that were so inappropriate and uncalled for. He told me he could take me to jail for not wearing my glasses, mind you I was parked and getting ready to exit my car, when I saw him approach my window. He later asked me if the vehicle I was driving belonged to me and made smart remarks to my friend as she was getting in my car.
I find all this to be out of line. This is not the first time I had to go through this with one of your undercover officers. Their conduct is not appropriate and definitely it is not professional. I am asking that you take this matter seriously and speak to the officers in your department because the next step in this matter will be a civil law suit. I will also be forwarding this letter to the NAACP, Internal Affairs, The Police Complaint Center and the local news department. I also have a petition in progress.
Stephanie St. Cloud
I-Josh, who wrote the Shinsengumi petition-want to start wrestling company that is in the form of animation. Think about it.
A wrestling company with nonexistent/cartoon superstars that wrestle for a fictional wrestling company with the same storylines used in real pro-wrestling. Same entrances with the quirky gimmicks and the theme music. Same wrestling techniques applied in the real squared-ring.
Same telecasters commentating on the matches. Same pay-per-view venues. Everything that builds that industry, except for it's inexpensive, such as many of the superstars will be voiceovers done by the same voice-actor who will be doing different wrestlers. Less contracts for each wrestler. Less traveling since it will be a cartoon show, but will travel to different locations. Also many of these superstars will make up of not just humans but weird creatures such as animals, dinosaurs, aliens, monsters, inanimate objects and other freakish creatures will compete in my wrestling promotion.
I also want a wrestling show with non-stop seasonal shows just as the regular wrestling shows do. The only problem is that I am still in high-school and don't have the proper income to establish my wrestling company. After I graduate, I'm going to try to save as much money as possible so I can at least develop a demo tape of what I envision.
Besides the cartoon wrestlers and I would also like to acquire the services of the real-life superstars who are retired, but want a second chance, only this time they'll be wearing some headsets and doing the voices of their selves. I want Don Muraco as my head commentator.
So, for those of you are wrestling freaks, sign my petition and in the near future you'll be seeing a cartoon wrestling show.
This is a petition to rename W Washington Dr. in Cairo, Georgia (The Heights), to Willie C. Harris Dr. in honor of his outstanding accomplishments as a professional baseball player (2005 World Series Champions Chicago White Sox) and as a role model to the community.
We, the undersigned fans of the Cleveland Force & MISL, would like to petition, North Coast Professional Sports (Cleveland Force Ownership Group) and urge the current ownership group to keep the team and or sell it.
Cleveland has had a great tradition in professional indoor soccer and We the fans would like to keep it going.
Loosing the Cleveland Force would be a huge loss to the Fans of Cleveland and the MISL. I think we have witnessed two of the best games in MISL History. Please keep the tradition alive!!!
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.
This petition is to request investigations on the misconduct of Police Officers in the Sand Springs Police Department. Several Police Officers are harassing, assaulting, stealing and conducting many other actions of misconduct. This petition will request an investigation into the actions of Police Officers in Sand Springs. It is time to clean the system, so that the Sand Springs citizens are being served by honest, law conducting, and professional Police Officers. Thank you for your concern and support.
The World Wrestling Corporation are an UP-start wrestling promotion that will perform shows Australia-Wide. WE want to be able to broadcast our product to the entire community, because we know that All-Australians are fans of professional wrestling.