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The Voting Members of the PBCA, pursuant to FS 720-3.03 have chosen to use the Petition Process to have items placed on the agenda for the June 29, 2009 Board of Directors Meeting.
The petition is necessitated by the lack of acceptance by the President, of several items requested to be added by The Secretary and Board Member of the PBCA.
Because of the media twisting facts and letting people see and hear what they want them to see and hear they've given a breed a repuation it doesn't deserve.
We the members of the Angel Paws Kennel Club and assorted American Pit Bull Terriers lovers around the world bring you this message.
Think deeply, honestly, and carefully about the breed you are considering passing discrimatory legislation against. It doesn't deserve the reputation street fighters, thugs, idiots, and the opportunistic let-you-see-what-they-want-you-to-see media have forcefully thrown upon it.
You see, this breed was created by old time dog fighters to only be aggressive toward other dogs. Those fighters of old were smart enough to not breed dogs that would put their life or limbs in any sort of danger. And the way the fighting fraternity worked demanded a dog that was docile and amiable in any sort of situation because sometimes they even needed to be handled (medical attention) when they were torn open by another dog and in incredible pain or in the middle of their fight (canine tooth stuck in flew instance).
There developed a dog that was aggressive to other dogs but at the same time extremely docile with humans and dying to please them.
Because they are so eager to please and will do anything their master wants, sick, twisted individuals can teach them that they want them to be vicious toward people (mostly through extremely cruel abuse). So they learn to be mean dogs from their owner. But back up in time and place these dogs in stable homes with families who are competent in the rearing of a canine and these very same dogs would probably grow up to be so human friendly that they wouldn't bite a human for any reason unless it was to protect a family member.
We don't mean this in a rude sense but we suggest you come to understand this breed through research so you can separate fact from fiction and make sound judgment calls that will be to the benefit of all.
You see, you can't blame a dog for what his master does to him. If you don't want Pit Bulls going around biting people, then go after the people that make their dogs that way in the first place. If they can do it with a Pit Bull, they can do it with a Labrador Retriever, a Rottweiler, a Collie, or any dog they please.
Pit Bulls need our help, not our hate.
Residential and commercial building has been plagued with a problem. Corporations and the government are not consulting with the residents and citizens before building such things as Nuclear Power Plants, raw Sewage plants, and highways righ on the front door of our homes. This petition is for the approval of a law that would make it possible to allow the local residents of whatever is being built vote and give feedback to the building comittee on how they feel about the specific building.
This message is part of a campaign to gather support for an educational video by award-winning jazz/rock/electric-acoustic guitar virtuoso Ney Mello. It arose from discussions on the guitarprinciples.com bulletin boards. Ney (who has been playing for 29 years and is highly praised by among others living legend Al Di Meola) is a frequent contributor on these boards and he mentioned that he would like to make a video to properly explain his knowlege of the development of picking technique (since there are no detailed videos available).
For the video to be made, the guitar education video companies (Hot Licks Video Productions or Hal Leonard Productions) would have to be convinced that there is a market for it.
It is currently intended that the subjects covered by the video will be:
Basic multi-functional pick grip
How to hold the pick for maximum efficiency
Index and thumb movement: when and why
Forearm motion and its importance
The free stroke and its function
The contact stroke and its function
Specific training methodology to develop both strokes to speeds as high as 16th notes @270 bpm and higher
Strumming: 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 string strumming variations and how to execute then properly
Muted rhythm playing for metal guitar
Muted single notes for all styles
Metronome practice: the proven methods
Pure speed training: the conceptual and mental angles needed to make it a reality
Visualising your licks and runs mentally and in your inner ear
Strength training and easy to make training devices to accelerate your progress
The importance of stretching and how to do it properly to prevent injury
Tendonitis prevention with the right training and practice pacing
The influence of dynamics in specific technique selection
Variety in hand positioning for stylistic expression
Pick angles: when and why you need more than one
Mental clarity and imaging: drawing in space with the pick
Incremental growth in tempo and note groupings for maximum gain in the shortest time
How to let the music steer you to the right technical choices in electric and acoustic guitar
The most heinous crime of mankind was comitted by terrorists on September 11, 2001. The world has only a small number of terrorists. The vast majority of humankind is good. The good men and women of this world should show their solidarity against terrorists by getting out on the street on a specific day of Solidarity at a specific time and forming a human chain of goodwill.