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The Horse Slaughter Prevention Act was passed in September of 2006. This bill closed down all U.S. horse slaughterhouses. Although at first this seems great, that is not the case. Millions upon millions of horses are shipped to Mexico every year for slaughter. For the horses yet to be transported, a long, painful process awaits them.
American horses, OUR American horses, are shipped over twenty-four hours without food, water, or rest. Theses unfortunate souls are delivered in illegal double-decker trucks meant for cattle. Half of these horses are stolen, and 90% of them are young, sound, and healthy, with no confirmation problems.
All horses are at risk: show ponies, family pets, and racehorses. After this brutal treatment they're stabbed in the spinal cord, their throats are slit and left to be bled out.
My petition is to help raise awareness for scoliosis by sending this petition, with the following aims to the PM and MP'S.
To test a child for scoliosis at certain ages will take less than a minute (with a forward bend test) but will help the child as 1 in 3000 people have scoliosis (curvature of the spine) so bad they have to have major surgery, which takes months to fully recover from. if they were tested earlier then this could have been prevented , in some cases, by use of a brace.
So please sign this petition and help children across the U.K.
Most doctors and physical therapists recommend that kids carry no more than 10% to 50% of their body weight in their backpacks.
A child's spine is made up of 33 bones (vertebrae), and between the bones are discs that act as natural shock absorbers. When children place heavy backpacks on their shoulders they tend to lean backwards. To compensate, children may arch their back or bend forward at the hips. In return the child develops shoulder, neck, and back pains.
-Mary L. Gavin, MD
Don't you think they should make more Trinity Blood episodes? I do.
Trinity Blood is a great anime. I don't think 24 episodes is enough. I can think of more episodes so can't they?
It's a tease when there is only 24. Why can't they make more than 100. Like Inuyasha.
Inuyasha has 167 and that's not even enough.
35. Bring Back Trio
Tri-ii-o, Tri-iiii-o, I want a Trio and I want one now!
Not one, not two, but three things in it!
Chocolate, biscuit and de caramel too!
I want a Trio and I want one now!
No three things are quite as good together as the three things in Trio.
If you love the 2d game M.U.G.E.N., then sign this to bring it or maybe an official site!
Think, all the characters, screenpacks, stages, and addons on one site, all the Mugen stuff at a mouseclick!
Sign Here! :)
Attention all Loveless fans. Do you want to bring back the anime? I sure do. And I'm sure you do too. Theres only 12 episodes then you have to read the manga?
Yeah thats fine, but what if people cant buy it? what if their parents wont let them? Like mine. We all have so many questions about Loveless like, Does Ritsuka find who killed Seimei?
Is Seimei even dead? Does he ever lose his ears? Theres so many questions that are running thru our head and probably is driving us crazy to find out.
If you are like me and wish that they would make more Loveless Episodes, SIGN HERE!! Thanks a bunch.
This petition will be sent to Yun Kouga, J.C.Staff. Once we get enough signatures.
This petition is for Swapitshop members who dislike the new template and want the old 1 back.
Wasn't it great when you used to be able to stand at football matches...
Unfortunately, that is no longer allowed, and we want to try and get safe, secure standing areas re-introduced into stadiums. It adds to a great atmosphere and we think will make it a better spectacle.
At the commencement of the 2007 season, the AFL Rules Committee made a change to the interpretation of the rule relating to the positioning of a player's hands in the back of an opponent.
They decreed that any form of contact made by the hand in the back of another player, whether to push or just position in a marking contest, was to be penalised with a free kick.
This was a change from the last twenty years, when a free kick was only awarded for a visible and forceful push in the back of an opponent.
The justification for the rule change was to ensure a fairer contest and promote the scoring ability of forwards.
41. Bring Back Wiki!
As you may know already, the ICT Department has decided to block school users from accessing Wikipedia, and other Wiki's alike.
There are some of us that are not happy with this, and if you are included, please sign our petition.
Bring Beckham Back.
The Labour Government have finally made a statement in response to the Downing Street website petition: -
"Whilst there is a considerable need for new housing, the Government recognises that it is important to ensure development is in the right place, and that includes preventing inappropriate development in residential areas or on garden land where it is not sustainable and other sites are available.
The Government has given new powers to councils to prevent inappropriate developments on garden land. Planning policy for housing - Planning Policy Statement 3 - which came into force in April 2007 gives local planning authorities the ability to specify different targets for different kinds of brownfield land, which distinguish between residential sites and other kinds of brownfield land. PPS3 gives local authorities greater powers to restrict garden development if they have alternative viable land available and the level of development within residential areas is much higher than intended in their plan.
The policy also places a much stronger emphasis on the quality of residential design and layout, making clear that design which is inappropriate in its context, or which fails to take the opportunities available for improving the character and quality of an area and the way it functions, should not be accepted. Local authorities also need to assess the extent to which new housing development provides, or enables access to, community green space, open space and private outdoor areas such as gardens, as well as provides for the retention or re-establishment of the biodiversity within residential environments.
PPS3 states in clear terms that there is no presumption that land is suitable for housing simply because it is brownfield, stressing the need for sites to be suitable for housing development, that are in suitable locations, and which will contribute to the creation of sustainable, mixed communities.
It is up to Local councils to use planning rules to deliver additional homes in the most suitable and appropriate location."
Don't be fooled !
"Gordon Brown has pledged three million homes will be built by 2020, mainly on previously developed brownfield sites." according to this August 2007 BBC document: -
As we all know green back gardens are classified as brownfield sites by the Labour Government and if you live within the GLA's domain you also know the Labour Mayor of London Ken Livingstone will not oppose this decision. Therefore we should expect under this Labour Government for the vast majority of the 3 million new homes by 2020 promised by Gordon Brown to be built on back garden type sites. So much for their environmental concerns !
If you live within the Greater London Assembly's area of control then you are probably feeling the effects of Mayor LIvingstone's insistance that even more houses be built. He has increased his demands on local authorites by as much as 30% for 2007-2011 compared with 2006 and should they 'obstruct' his ruling then potential penalties could result for your local Council potentially causing greater pain for Council Tax-Payers.
Hopefully you will remember this fact at the 2008 GLA elections for Mayor of London and GLA members!
A most disturbing 'blog' I have read indicates that resident's of the Lea Valley Olympics site will be re-housed throughout London to permit the Olympics development to proceed placing even greater demands for housing in other boroughs? It is as yet unknown how many people are directly affected by the move!
(28th March 2007)
Please also sign a British Government petition: -
Here is a copy of an email which I recently received that explains what is happening in the argument against inappropriate back garden development. Please give it your full support: -
"Dear Councillor Cakebread
Further to your email of the 8th August, I can now confirm that Garden Organic will be launching its campaign to Save our Gardens in London on 24th January. (2007)
Our website for the campaign, www.saveourgardens.org.uk, is up and running, explaining what we are actually campaigning for (redefinition of gardens, not as brownfield sites), offering ideas for people to get involved (and sign our petition) and urge MPs to sign up to the new EDM which will be launched on that day.
Susan Kay-Williams, Chief Executive
Ryton Organic Gardens, Coventry, CV8 3LG
Direct line: (024) 7630 8207
Fax: (024) 7663 9229
My attempt in raising this petition to support Greg Clark has not been successful by the initial target timeframe of late October 2006. However, as interest continues with the campaign nationally, and further signatures are being added daily to this specific petition I have therefore decided to keep it open until further notice.
Please forward this url to interested parties and encourage others to join the campaign.
My thanks to you all for your support !
Here is an email I have received from Greg Clark which provides the latest news on this now failed Private Member's Bill: -
"Subject: Protection of Private Gardens Bill
I’m writing to update you on the campaign to protect garden land from unsustainable and opportunistic development.
On the 20th October, my Protection of Private Gardens Bill came before the House of Commons for its third and final chance to receive a ‘Second Reading’ and proceed to the next stage in the legislative process. Sadly, and as on the previous two occasions, the Government used a Parliamentary procedure to block further progress. This is especially disappointing given that MPs from all parties gave their support to the bill.
However, while Ministers have succeeded in stopping the bill in this Parliamentary Session, they have failed to bury the issue. The campaign against garden grabbing has been featured in national and local newspapers, as well as on radio and television programmes including the Today programme on Radio 4 and Tonight with Trevor Macdonald on ITV1. I’ve received thousands of letters, e-mails and other messages of support for my campaign. People up and down the country are fighting to protect precious green space from garden grab developments.
It has become increasingly clear to me that this is too big and important an issue to be dealt with by just one MP. From meetings I’ve had with organisations representing local residents, gardeners and conservationists, there seems to be strong support for a broad-based campaign against garden grabbing.
I’m glad say I’ve joined forces with Garden Organic, a charity you may have heard of. They’ve agreed to help with the operation of the campaign, and will keep anyone interested in touch with the latest developments. If for any reason you don’t want to be on the campaign mailing list, please let me know.
In any case, I hope you will stay involved with the ongoing fight to save our gardens.
Greg Clark MP"
Back gardens are being surreptitiously used as brownfield sites to push through the inordinate UK housing programme, primarily in the South-East of England, as advocated by John Prescott from his former Office of the Deputy Prime Minister role.
A 'Protection of Private Gardens Bill' has been proposed by Greg Clark MP. When the Bill came up for its Second Reading on 14 July 2006 the Government whip objected to the further progress of the Bill (just as they did in May 2006) and, as a result of constraints on Parliamentary time, it was not debated.
However, the Bill will return to Parliament on the 20th October 2006, a final opportunity for it to receive a 'Second Reading' and proceed to the next stage in the Parliamentary process.
A successful Bill should ensure Brownfield inner city and town sites, which will probably include low-cost homes, where most attention is required will be the primary focus for development.
REMOVAL OF GARDENS FROM BROWNFIELD DEFINITION
That this House shares the concern of communities throughout the United Kingdom over the scale of residential development on garden land; recognises that the density and speed of such development can cause irreparable damage to neighbourhood character and cohesion; notes that the loss of garden land threatens urban biodiversity and environmental sustainability in towns and cities; further notes that garden land developments rarely exceed the threshold at which affordable housing must be provided and displaces the regeneration of derelict land; believes the official classification of garden land as brownfield to be inappropriate and misleading; and therefore urges the Government to amend all relevant planning guidance to remove gardens from the definition of previously developed land and thereby return decisions over proposed garden land developments to the discretion of local planning authorities."
April 26, 2006
All of the old school Nickelodeon shows were great, period. Classics like Action League Now!, KaBlam!, Pelswick, Pinky & The Brain, Animaniacs, Pete & Pete, Are You Afraid Of The Dark?, Clarissa Explains It All, Double Dare, Salute Your Shorts, Tiny Toon Adventures and The Amanda Show were great but have all been cancelled and unable to be watched anymore.
More shows like Ren & Stimpy, Rocko's Modern Life, The Angry Beavers, CatDog, Hey Arnold! and All That are still shown on Nicktoons Network but need to merge with regular Nickelodeon to create a channel called Retro Nick, Classic Nick or Hardwood Nick, but some shows need to be cancelled too.
Stupid shows like Danny Phantom, Jimmy Neutron, My Dad The Rock Star, The Fairly OddParents, Yakkity Yak, Ahhh! Real Monsters, All Grown Up, As Told By Ginger, Avatar, Chalkzone, Corneil & Bernie, Kaput & Zosky, My Life As A Teenage Robot, Rugrats, The Wild Thornberrys, Degrassi, Romeo!, Zoey 101, Unfabulous and Rocket Power have to go. Still keep good shows like Invader ZIM, SpongeBob SquarePants, Drake & Josh, Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide and U-Pick Live, but for heaven's sake get rid of those others, bring back those others and merge the channels. This petition could really help, so sign it!
Feb 03, 2006
Simple: A campaign to bring Sir Bobby Robson back as Newcastle United manager.
When the technology driven channel, TechTV, decided to merge with the mainly video game channel,G4, they cancelled a very informative show. This show is "Call For Help". Now that the merger is complete the channel now known as G4techTV. They then picked up "Call For Help" for its Canadian stations. It is now not available on the United States channel G4techTV.
We need to bring this show to the United States version and bring back the show that taught many people about computers. Please sign this and support my cause. It may not do any good but its worth the shot. BRING LEO BACK!