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Today i was browsing the web when i found a website with the new Black Ops 2, and what they are trying to do is going to screw up the call of duty games AGAIN!
Like the removed parts:
No MOAB or Nuke <------- *
No last stand
No death streaks <------- **
No flame thrower attachment
* We all love the moab and the nuke wtf are you thinking treyarch.
** And we all know that death streaks, even if a bit annoying, they help! not every one has a aim bot like aim!
PLEASE STOP SCREWING UP GAMES TREYARCH!
Austin City Council member Laura Morrison said that the meter extension was too drastic for the given problem and that it "changes the ecosystem of what makes up downtown at night and on the weekends."
Morrison pointed out Saturdays "add one more barrier to people coming to the Farmer's Market." (source:http:www.austinpost.org/content/city-council-candidate-qa-place-4-laura-morrison)
Concerned Vietnamese American Citizens
The President of University of Texas at Austin
The Director of Center for Asian Studies at UT/Austin
The Director of The Texas Language Center
William Powers Jr.
The University of Texas at Austin
Main Building 400 (G3400)
Post Office Box T
Austin, Texas 78713-8920
Juan C. González
Vice President for Student Affairs
U.S. Mailing Address
P. O. Box 7699
Austin, Texas 78713-7699
Campus Mail Address
Main Building 121 (G5000)
Vice President for Public Affairs
U.S. Mailing Address
P.O. Box Z
Austin, Texas 78713-8926
Campus Mail Address
Main Building 301 (G3200)
Gregory J. Vincent
Vice President for Diversity and Community Engagement
U.S. Mailing Address
1 University Station, G1050
Austin, Texas 78712
Campus Mail Address
Main Building 12 (G1050)
Deputy to the President
Center for Asian Studies
Robert M Oppenheim
The Texas Language Center
Homer Rainey Hall (HRH) 4.196
Subject: Vietnamese Language Course and Instructors
Dear Sir or Madam:
We, undersigned, are Vietnamese American citizens living in the United States.
1. After the fall of Saigon in 1975, millions of Vietnamese have fled the country because they don’t accept the Communist regime.
2. As refugees, we always embrace our wishes to restore the democracy and freedom to our fellow people in Vietnam.
3. We have tried so hard to keep our identity as Vietnamese against the Communism. Our heritage flag (the Yellow Background and three Red stripes) was recognized by Texas State, Travis County and City of Austin in 2004. It was also recognized by scores of States, counties, and cities all over the nation.
4. There are thousands of Vietnamese American students at the University of Texas, whose parents are refugees from Communist Vietnam. We expect that they will be taught Vietnamese language by instructors from our community.
5. The facts that Mr. Hoang Ngo – from Communist Vietnam with different political background and perspective - has been teaching our children; and the Communist flag displayed on the official website of UT/Austin, we consider these are an offense and challenge to our community.
CITY OF AUSTIN -- WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO HIDE?
"Tell us whether or not this officer used excessive force; thus far we have not gotten a direct answer on that issue." -- Nelson Linder, NAACP-Austin
"Though the KeyPoint report itself urges transparency and accountability when the police use deadly force, the City ironically wants to keep KeyPoint's conclusions secret." -- Fox 7 Austin
Photo of shooting victim.
Facing economic woes, the USPS is considering closing the East Station Post Office at 1914 East 6th Street to save money.
The East Station has long served the culturally and ethnically diverse residents of East Austin’s many historic neighborhoods. The East Station is the only post office east of I-35, providing postal services to Austin’s historically underserved residents and many East Austin businesses.
The East Station not only has the largest service area in Austin, but notably serves a unique customer base that includes many of East Austin’s working poor, elderly, and Spanish-speaking residents who rely daily on the convenient and local services provided by the East Station. Closing this post office will create an undue burden for many residents of the East Side, therefore we oppose its closure.
Please visit http://saveourstation.eastaustinite.com for additional details.
I recently went into the Petland located in Austin to see how the animals are being treated. I saw numerous dogs and puppies in cages with NO BLANKETS, shivering and curled up on the wire flooring. I also saw the same thing months earlier! Their is no reason why these dogs should not have blankets!
Please sign my petition in hopes of changing their policies! Most animal shelters give their animals blankets, Petland should be no exception! If we can't get it out of Austin, maybe we can at least let the animals keep warm!
The City of Austin is facing a budget shortfall, and difficult decisions must be made about what services are most valuable for our community. Included in a menu of potential budget reductions are two proposals that threaten Emancipet’s successful partnership with the City, a program that provides 4,000 free pet sterilizations (spay/neuter) and over 3,500 free rabies vaccinations to pets living in low-income neighborhoods each year. This program costs the City $195,000 per year.
There are two proposals for reducing the city outlay for this important spay/neuter program. One calls for a reduction in funding for the program by half, and funding it instead through unsolicited citizen donations. Because of the nature of a donation fund, this is far too unreliable a funding source for such an important and effective core program. The second proposal is to cut out the other half of the program completely, reducing the number of surgeries available by 2,000.
Unfortunately, these proposals will not save money. In fact, they cost more money than they save, will cause more animals to die, and will put human health and safety at risk in the neighborhoods we serve. The free sterilization program is an investment in prevention and sustainability, and it works. It is imperative that the free sterilization program remain fully funded, and as a core part of the City’s general fund.
1. REDUCING THE FUNDING FOR SPAY/NEUTER ACTUALLY COSTS MORE MONEY THAN IT SAVES.
A 2005 LBJ School study of five years of program data conclusively determined that the free sterilization program reduced the intake of dogs and slowed the intake of cats at the shelter when compared to the non-program area. A reduction of half the program funding would cause a decrease of about 1,200 dog surgeries and 800 cat surgeries per year. Eliminating these sterilizations will lead to an increase in shelter intake, and that will cost the City far more than they will save by reducing this funding. One surgery costs about $33. The cost to shelter one animal is $141.95. This means that if eliminating these free sterilizations increases shelter intake by just 683 animals, the cost of housing those additional animals will be equal to the savings gained by City, resulting in net zero savings from this “reduction.”
2. REDUCING THE FUNDING FOR SPAY/NEUTER PUTS HUMAN HEALTH AND SAFETY AT RISK.
Spaying and neutering animals makes them safer to live with humans. The vast majority of dog bites are from unneutered males, and most victims are small children. Further, because the budget reductions also include the elimination of free rabies vaccinations, these animals will also be more likely to transmit the deadly rabies virus when they do bite humans. Eliminating the only source of accessible pet sterilization and vaccination in these neighborhoods puts Austin’s poorest children and families at risk of dog bites and attacks and of needlessly contracting dangerous diseases transmitted by unhealthy animals.
3. REDUCING THE FUNDING FOR SPAY/NEUTER MEANS MORE HOMELESS ANIMALS WILL DIE.
Shelter intake rates drive euthanasia rates. If more animals enter the shelter next year, the number of animals killed will also increase, reversing the inspiring progress Austin has made in the last several years. This is especially dangerous as we move forward with the construction of a new animal shelter that has the same capacity for housing animals as the current shelter. If we reduce this program, intake will quickly outrun the capacity of the new shelter, leading to higher euthanasia rates and a public outcry. Further, if this program displaces what is currently funded through the donation fund, such as treating sick and injured animals, something the shelter treats now, like a broken leg, will become a death sentence for otherwise adoptable dogs and cats in our shelter.
The Backyard has been an important venue for live music in Austin for many years. It has been voted "Best Open Air Venue" by the Austin Chronicle and "Best Place To Hear Live Music" by Citysearch.
Artists from Willie Nelson to David Bowie have graced its stage. Closing The Backard would be closing one of Austin's most important music venues, and certainly, would not be "keeping austin weird."
Although it has been said a new Backyard would be built, it would not retain the history of the old one.
Elderberry Drive in Austin, Texas, has a very long history of speeding vehicles at all times of the day and night. This area is a residential street with a very large number of small children and Adults. The children of the area uses this street as thier safe haven.
Elderberry residents have also been the victims of randoms drive-by shootings. Their vehicles have had their windows shot out. We believe that the installation of speed humps will greatly deter traffic through our neighborhood and help return a feeling of security and a peace of mind to the families in the area.
Please take a moment to sign this petition via email. Pass it along to the other residents in the neighborhood.
Thank You for supporting these improvements to our neighborhood.
The first place to start regarding increased knowledge and education of drinking and driving as a problem with significant consequences rests before the college years. Middle school and high school administrations only minimally touch the surface in educating young children. For example, Students against Drunk Driving (SADD) is an organization in which students join and sign a written contract stating that no matter the circumstance, he/she will phone home for a ride rather than drive, if intoxicated. It has been argued by parents and educators that such types of organizations essentially promote underage drinking. However, the fact of the matter is that the contemporary mentality among many school age children is that drinking is cool and getting behind the wheel after having a drink can inevitably be observed across the country. Thus, organizations such as SADD serve as accident prevention rather than drinking promotion.
A severe limitation of such programs is that they are optional. SADD is an extra-curricular club that students may opt to join. Having compulsory meeting times in which social issues such as drinking and driving are addressed can help increase awareness among school age children and better prepare them for responsible decision making in college. Additionally, a student petition by students at the University of Texas-Austin would aid in alerting school officials of the need for greater education in middle and high school age children, in preparation for college and its increased liberties.
Texas House Bill 1324 introduced by Rep. Betty Brown (R-Kaufman) has passed the House vote and, if passed in the Texas Senate, will make legal the slaughter of horses for human consumption in foreign countries.
There are two slaughterhouses in Texas: The Beltex in Fort Worth is owned by a Belgium company and the Dallas Crown in Kaufman, by a French company. All profits from horse slaughter in Texas go to those companies.
In 2002 over 42,000 healthy horses were inhumanely transported and inhumanely killed to provided *delicacies* abroad.
Texans have not only a long and rich history with horses but continue to enjoy a working, recreational, and caring relationship with horses.
How can we, in this great state, allow such irresponsible, unethical, immoral treatment of a creature who has provided us with immeasurable benefits.
Do we as human beings owe our anumals such treatment. What in the world are our legislators thinking!
Please join us on May 9 in Austin to protest the signing of this bill into law.
Please sign this petition to present to State Senator Steve Ogden by May 5, 2003 to protest this despicable bill.
The Austin Music Network is the only independent music channel in the world. They broadcast 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and showcase the best of Austin and Texas music. Each day features original music videos and uninterrupted concert performances with a short list of national artists mixed in. Most of the programming is one of a kind and can only be seen on AMN. They are on Time Warner Cable in Austin and Grande Communications in San Marcos.
I AM UNDER PROTEST... I WILL NOT WATCH THE WWF UNTIL HE WINS BACK THE GOLD....PLZ PPL, JOIN ME IN THIS QUEST 2 GIVE AUSTIN BACK THE BELT...WE OWE IT 2 HIM