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Jan 23, 2006
In march 2005 I rented a home from Dayne Davis Realitor unaware of the serious consequences that would fall upon my one yr old son.
From the fist day we moved in my baby seemed to have changed mentally the things he once did like walking and talking all came to a stop and little by little he seem to get sicker often with high fevers of 106 to viral infections and having to go to the doctor at leat twice a month.
So they decided to give him a lead test and it was my worst fear his levels was at 10. I was contacted by the health dept (Kimberly Noble) to have the home cleaned of lead and was told to contact the landlord. I did and to my despise he gave me a seven day notice and he just recieved my rent money two days prior.
I had just moved in i got the results in June and was informed by the doctor and health dept it was a matter he has to clean. (He refused.) So i got a lawyer (Brian Smith) which informed me of my rights and told me he just can't throw me out because my baby was sick. Mr. Smith also informed my landlord Dayne Davis whom agreed to clean the house if i would not sue him for medical and emotional expenses especially since i was Eight months pregnant at the time. So he had me to leave my home for seven days assuring me the home would be cleaned up and so i did. When i returned home and after the court proceding was stopped i realized that the inside of the home wasent done only the front porch.
I called Dayne Davis and informed him of the situation because paint chips was still in the home he told me they hepa vac the home and it was safe that all i would need to do is bleach the windows and everything would be fine. so i did. The paint started to chip again and i notice my baby was getting sicker, around this time he took me to court to file for eviction two months later in Sept becuase of the funds i wouldnt give him until the home was cleaned which was just for june 2005 after he agreed with my lawyer not to take legal action especially since he wouldnt take my funds anyways.So i payed him and to my surprise my son is getting more violent, angry and now he cant talk anymore, hes also throws horrible temper tantrums and he cant even focus. So i was advised by his family doctor Dr. Saeed that his levels had increased to 15 and to send him to an A.D.H.A specialist Dr. Chheda, whom diagnosed my son with A.D.H.A Behavior conduct disorder, and refers him to a speech, and behavior therapist as well as phychrioist. Hes now deemed mentally retarded and the cause was Lead Poising now he is prescribed medicine to help him focus and calm down. I informed Dayne Davis that i was notified by the health dept for the second time and salem houseing comission(which cleans lead in homes) and they agreed to clean the home with his signature. He refused and torn up my paper then threated me by calling the police all over him signing the paper so i can have a healthY safe living environment.Dayne Davis even went so far to tell me "I DISLIKE YOU PEOPLE" you people he has some neverve, my son could have died over his lack of sincerity and unsafe house. That he was aware unsafe, he lied just to recieve my funds and now my sons life is worth nothing, and i need help.
He also told me " I WANT YOU TO MOVE YOU CANT PROVE THERE IS LEAD IN THE HOUSE IF I EVICT YOU ITS YOUR WORD AGAINST MINE AND I CAN MOVE ANYOTHER FAMILY IN". Please someone whoever has a ear let him hear and whoever has a heart let it speak the truth and help me for my sons sake. My son is too young to understand why hes sick and why he dosent deserve to live in a safe environment.
We have a voice and needs it to be heard, please stop him Dayne Davis before he rents a home to another child this time the child might not be as lucky as mine he/she might not make it. My newborn is only 4 mos and has already been sick often but shes too young to be tested, will someone please help me.
January 10, 2006
End Routine Infant Circumcision (RIC)
in the USA
Petition to the (ACLU) American Civil Liberties Union.
The undersigned wish to challenge the FGM law (USA,1996) which offers full and complete protection to all female genitals and excludes the genitals of all infant males. It is a sexually discriminatory law, and should be rewritten to include protection of ALL infants genitals in the USA, both BOYS and girls.
The Hennepin County Juvenile court prosecutes so many false child Abuse cases that it is damaging families unnecessarily. I think that a class action suit should be filed against them for defamation of Character and Slander.
The courts take the word of a child mad at the time at their parent or guardian and file a report that goes to the police. Whether the police drop the case or not the Hennepin County prosecuter still gets a copy and files a suit on a dropped case. This means the innocent person then has to do some form of restitution for something that should never has been tried in the first place, and ends up with a record they don't deserve. They are faced with background checks and the inability to obtain decent jobs to provide a decent standard of lifestyle to children that are no longer angry.
The problem still remains that the child needs to get disciplined so they won't end up a menance to society but this is not taken into account when that same child that lied in the first place is stealing or vandalizing or some other horrific crime that could have been prevented before the right to discipline a child was taken away from their parent.
The country of South Africa has gained the dubious distinction of becoming "the rape capital of the world". The savage rape and victimization of children is an everyday occurence.
Children as young as just a few months have been gang-raped by groups of men that very often include a relative; one child was raped by a group of men that included her own grandfather.
The pandemic spread of HIV and AIDS in these countries coupled with the Virgin Sex Myth that many believe has led many AIDS infected men to seek to have sex with a virgin, the younger the better, in order to be "healed" of their disease. Other men, while not believing this myth, seek to have sex with virgins in order to avoid contracting AIDS from older, infected women.
As global citizens we must put an end to the barbaric and senseless crimes against women and children.
Petition for the Reform of the Department of Family and Protective Services.
This Petition has been drafted and put together for the Purpose of forcing those in Officials Positions to ADDRESS and Appropriately deal with the issues surrounding the ABUSE of Parents, Families, and their Children by the very Governmental Agency designed and originally established to protect children, help, aide, and serve Families in need.
TOO MANY innocent families have already been destroyed for the financial gains of this greedy self-suiting Governmental Agency and it is long past the time for this ABUSE to STOP.
After reading the Petition, we are confident that you will AGREE that these ARE very needed changes, whether or not you or your family has been personally affected by a case with CPS (Child Protective Services).
If there were no real need for these such changes, then this Petition would have never been prepared for "your" support.
Please proceed now to the Petition.
Child support issues, unfairness toward fathers that pay child support, and over charging in support.
There need to be a oranganizion for father, the office of child support is unfair in the way they deal with law abiding fathers.
If you want more information e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 501-541-8421
Studies show that millions of Americans (including 75 % of children) have oral health problems that could benefit from orthodontic treatment. Without treatment, many could develop more serious problems, including: cavities, tooth loss, diseased gums, bone destruction, and joint problems.
Although there is not a universal best age to begin orthodontic treatment, the AAO recommends that every child see an orthodontist at an early age. This could be as young as 2 or 3, but should be no later than age 7. Although many people associate orthodontic treatment with adolescence, orthodontists can spot subtle problems with jaw growth or with the teeth much earlier, even while the primary (or baby) teeth are still present.
The American Dental Association recommends that every child have an orthodontic evaluation by the age of 7. With early detection, many orthodontic problems are easier to correct before jaw growth ceases.
Early examination enables the orthodontist to detect and evaluate problems and determine the appropriate time to treat them. "Preventive or interceptive" treatment may be initiated to prevent more serious problems from developing. For some youngsters, early treatment can prevent physical and emotional trauma. A child nicknamed "Bucky" may suffer more than teasing. Furthermore, studies show that protruding teeth are more susceptible to accidental chipping and other forms of dental injury.
A person with a facial deformity or crooked teeth often is judged negatively not only on appearance, but also on many other characteristics such as intelligence and personality.
Studies have shown that children and adults who have teeth or jaws they view as unattractive may suffer from a lack of self-esteem and confidence. In some cases, the psychological impact of crooked teeth has been found to hamper a person's social or vocational growth. Dr. Joyce Brothers, a leading psychologist and former adult orthodontic patient, holds that the need for acceptance is something we never outgrow. An adult who feels unattractive because of crooked teeth may cover his or her mouth when speaking or laughing, and may feel self-conscious in social situations.
Naturally, one feels better when one looks better, and a pleasing appearance is a vital asset to one's self-confidence and self-esteem. A person's self-consciousness often disappears as orthodontic treatment brings teeth, lips and face into their proper positions. Although dental health concerns are frequently the primary impetus for orthodontic treatment, but in many cases, orthodontics provides both physical and psychological benefits.
We need to offer lower income families the same opportunities for overall physical health, which includes their mouth. Why when so many states have included this coverage into their state insurance policies has Indiana left it out?
Mr. Chocola can you help our children have a better quality of life? Can you help us get full orthodontic treatment included into the state's health plan?
I'm starting this petition because I just recently lost my friend to dusting (this is when people inhale the spray you use to clean your computers). This causes your lungs and other organs to freeze.
Its so easy for kids to buy this from stores and they don't even ask for IDs. Cold medicines and other harmful items like inhalants are also being sold to them. However, store clerks ask for IDs when you buy cigarettes that will only kill you over time. Inhalants have the power to kill instantly.
KEEP aerosol cans away from children and teens, lock them up or keep them hidden. Inhaling can kill a child or teen instantly, even if its only the first time. Talk to your children about the affects of drugs.
This petition is made to address the fact that in our community there are no places for children to go after school, on the weekends, or just somewhere to hang out other than the street corners. There are no YMCAs or public playgrounds nearby for the child residing in this community to go.
The people of this community have the right to have a safe haven for its youth where they can learn, have fun and not have to be exposed to the things that are plaguing our young ones.
This petition is screaming out for all the financially overthrown non custodial parents, who have had their right to pay for their children, at their will, rudely taken from them by their x partner's request.
We have the right to pay willingly direct to our divorcee's bank account. A demoralising outrage by you CSA.
Currently, home schooling is a state regulated system, the problem is states range from virtually no oversight to the education home schooled children receive to overregulation where parents have numerous beauracracy hoops to jump through just for them to ensure their child receives the education they desire for their children.
According to the National Center for Educational Statistics 31% of homeschooled parents noted their reasons for doing so because of concern about the school environment, another 30% because they wanted their children to have religious or moral instruction. Parents who are committed to their children's education should be allowed to do so without being overwhelmed with forms and imposition.
I have put together a plan after researching the opinions of numerous homeschool parents, government concerns, opposition to homeschooling. From that I devised a plan that would seem to satisfy all concerns. Please sign the petition so children can all be guaranteed an education that adequately prepares them for the future.
My proposal is as follows:
Parents are required to submit an individualized home instruction plan or IHIP.
1. Included in the IHIP must be a list of courses to be taught.
2. The materials that will be used to conduct instruction.
3. The intended knowledge the child will gain through each course.
B. Parents are also required to submit quarterly portfolios to their school district. The portfolio should include
1. The course work completed by the child.
2. And a schedule documenting dates and times instruction was conducted.
C. Children must be exposed to a diversity of lifestyles.
1. In other words, a child should be allowed to make an informed decision about the type of lifestyle they choose. Children should not be mere extensions of their parents.
2. Children shall learn civic education.
a. Children should have knowledge of the rights entitled to them as a citizen of the United States.
b. Have a general knowledge of how policy comes about.
c. Conduct lessons in tolerance of different cultures etc.
D. Concessions for home schooling families. Parents are granted the opportunity to have access to public school textbooks, libraries, career counseling, purchasing power of the district, online courses, and extracurricular activities.
In india for several years there are companies which make fire crackers and lots of other things which are made by the help of the children. The children who make the fire crackers go blind... they get gun powder all over their face or the get skin cancer due to the gun powder and they die.
Either the fire cracker making companies should be closed or the use of fire crackers should get banned. Child abuse gets neglected by the government and this is not only in India but all over the world.
If you open google and type child abuse a column on the side opens in which ther is another form of child abuse in America. Weapons are sold to beat up the children. We should petition against that too. Also we should petition against child molesting. It's time to get children some justice!
This petition was started by a parent whose autistic child was bullied.
To stop these wide ranging and maliciously inhuman acts against the world's children. From the Child Soldiers who are forced to rape and kill any female members of their families in countries such as Uganda, and the Lords resistance army, to colombia and the anti-government guerillas.
Another horrible and malicious form of slavery committed against the children of earth is the sex trade. These children live in extreme and absolute poverty and have to find some way to help their family survive, so they stop any form of education whatsoever to become prostitutes. The children are spotted and lyed to about a better opportunity in countries such as England and the United States. From there any number of things can happen from rape to mutilation and if these children ever reach these destination that were promised to them they are forced into sweat shop type labor.
Please help me stop these horrible inhuman acts against the worlds children by getting the attention of the world's governments so that not only are these atrocites stopped but the perpetrators are brought to justice.
Is a child born in Australia in a Detention Centre an Australian Citizen? If not, what is she? Does she have any rights?
Naomi Leong spent her third birthday on 5 May 2005 in detention. She spent her second and her first there as well. She was born there. This poor innocent has been held in this cruel situation all her small life.
While technically having been born and now growing up in Australia, she has been denied freedom and any semblance of a normal life, by the Australian Department of Immigration. No toyshops, no icecream, no playgroup.
Naomi's mother Virginia Leong, was 2 months pregnant when she was detained for trying to leave Australia without proper documentation.
Virginia entered Australia on a valid visa, but had overstayed a mere two months. She was whisked into the Villawood Detention Centre and there she has stayed since. Her home country has not stepped in to question her detaining, her host country has not bothered to resolve it. Three years have passed. How many more to follow?
Dr Michael Dudley, a child psychiatrist at the Sydney Children's Hospital said of Naomi in an interview on PM on ABC Radio National; "She's in a very anxious and distressed state. She's banging her head against the wall, she's gazing into the distance at times, she's mute, unresponsive, listless." (5 May, 2005)
In November 2004, Detainee advocates tried to insist that Naomi be allowed out to mix with other kids at a nearby child care playgroup for two hours each week. The child care group has said it would welcome her. The request was rejected.
"We really needed her to be in an environment where she actually had some chance to grow and develop normally," Dr Dudley said.
Virginia has another child, a six-year-old-boy, who is an Australian citizen. His father was previously married to Virginia, but he refuses to allow the boy to visit his biological mother and sister "in jail."
Has Virginia anybody who can help her? If not is she there to stay permanently?
Naomi is not alone in this plight. She is but one of 69 children being held in Immigration Detention Centres across Australia, the innocent victims in their parents' attempt to get a better life for their children than they had for themselves.
The system of mandatory, non-reviewable detention for everyone (no exception for babies and children) is a system introduced in Australia in 1992. Detaining children like this is contrary to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child which Australia agreed to abide by in 1990.
It is the intention of this petition to free little Naomi, and to help prevent this treatment of all these other innocent children who through no fault of their own are destined to a more existence. To be held in Detention Centres for something they are not responsible for, is cruelty without comprehension.
This should not be happening in Australia. Join us in protesting to the government to give these poor children something to live for.
For more information on child immigration detainees in Australia please visit
ABC's story - 'Just another birthday behind Razor Wire' tells the sad story of little Naomi . Find it at http://abc.net.au/pm/content/2005/S1360970.htm then come straight back and sign the petition.
We want 20 million signatures - equivalent to the population of Australia - insisting that Government recognise that Australia is a country of caring people -and a country where we don't ruin the lives of children!
166. STOP ANTI-ABORTION
ABORTION IS NOT WRONG!!! you are not killing a person. it is a fetus! not a fully developed person. abortion is 100% eithical and right.
If a woman is not fit to take care of a baby and does not want to put htis baby up for adoption because some of the kids that get put up for adoption never get adopted she has 100% her choice to abort the fetus.
What about for women who are raped? or in cases of incest? these women do not wnat their babies
Would you rather have a child brought into the world where it is unwanted and it's mother probably isn't prepared to take care of a child? No its just silly - it is not the goverment's choice or any of your orginization choices. It's the mother's choice.
You dont have to get an abortion if you dont want to but it is compeltely ethical and necsssary.
One strike law for convicted child sex offenders in order to protect American children and their right to a safe environment.
Though the use of children as soldiers is condemned by the international community, the atrocious practice are still continued in many countries.
Children involved in armed conflict, are beaten, raped, and killed. What's more troubling is that they are forced to carry out the same violent actions towards other people, even other children. Child soldiers live under severe conditions. They are not given the care that every child should get. Boys are not the only victim of this serious issue. Girls are also recruited as soldiers and are more at risk of rape, sexual harassment or abuse. Like the boys, they are also force to participate in combat.
We have an obligation to millions of children to make sure that they don't spend their childhood in a violent world where they must kill or be killed.
Please join us in our efforts to abolish the use of child soldiers.
I'm on the internet talking to my friend Britt, and she tells me her 8yr old brother's teacher beat him for not wanting to do his homework! This is ridiculus!
WE NEED TO STOP IT! He is an innocent little kid just like me and my friends. I'm only 12 and this is really hard to battle. I talk back and don't do my homework and i don't get beat by a teacher!...PLEASE HELP!
THIS PETITION IS ASKING CONGRESS TO CHANGE EXISTING LAWS CONCERNING CHILD SEXUAL PREDATORS, TO REQUIRE A CONVICTED CHILD SEXUAL PREDATOR TO WEAR AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE AT ALL TIMES FOR LIFE...
Although seven-year-old Tyler James was a victim of two criminal acts, the authorities in Lake County California founded it appropriate to blame him for causing his own death. The two criminals who committed crimes that caused his death were not even questioned by police. It is an absurd miscarriage of justice to conclude that a seven-year-old child should be blamed for causing his own death.
172. JUSTICE FOR KATELYNN
Indiana's Shame Teardrops for Katelynn
Sugar and spice and everything nice.
This is suppose to be every little girls life.
What happens when life is not like that?
What if the people who are suppose to protect you fill your life with constant abuse?
For little Katelynn of Indiana, her life is filled with this from a father, stepmother and father's family; everyone but her the relatives that love her have been denied the ability to see her.
Note : this DOES NOT include 500+ additional pages of evidence
* Separate from abuser after assault by abuser.
* Little daughter returned by abuser hurt sees family doctor.
* Abuser assaults me and kids while trying to abducted little daughter.
* Police statements taken.
* Arrest warranted issued for abuser and protection order put in place. Other court Excludes little daughter from protection order.
* Abuser arrested outstanding bench warrant found in next county abuser extradited.
* Mninster of abusers church bails him out.
* File for divorce and temporary custody granted to me and restraining order placed Against abuser little daughter excluded from restraining order.
* Request Guardian Ad Litem for little daughter.
* Ad litem submits report recommends abuser vistis every weekend. Judge grants
* Temporary Order issued
* Letter from Domestic violence counselor abuser refuses contact via phone or in Person. Court does nothing.
* Little daughter crying of owie in butt from girlfriends son.
* Little daughter seen by family physician, refers to sexual abuse hospital.
* Little daughter is seen at sexual abuse hospital.
* Little daughter returned crying abuser's girlfriend slapped in face, spanked repeadly for pottying in pants and is jerked out of bed. Little daughter seeing child psychololgist
* Little daughter returned crying is hurt when abuser and girlfriend involve little daughter in domestic violence fight. Abuser and girlfriend separate.
* Little daughter returned home sick, it is winter little daughter has no outerwear abuser and parents kept. Abuser's parents refusing to return.
* Little daughter crying abuser takes little daughter to abuser's parents house calls mother dirty names, new girlfriend plays spanking game with little daughter ,new girlfriend accuses brother of spying.
* Little daughter crying Abuser's new girlfriend threatens little daughter not to go near mother, drags little daughter is dragged by shoulder blade across 5
* Sitting in chairs, forced to pray on knees for being bad, threatened mother if refusal and beatings.
* Little daughter crying returned by abuser , abuser and girlfriend threatens to beat her for being bad since they can't force her to pray.
* Court threatens to give little daughter to abuser if little daughter doesn't go on visits.
* Little daughter threatened to be struck repeatedly by abuser if she doesn't tell Abuser what little daughter told mother.
* I speaks to child protection services about concerns. child protection services speak Children. Says he can't help.
* Abuser remarries at wedding little daughter is burned with curling iron on forarm. burn is blistering, seeping fluid and about an inch and 1/2 long. And her underwear is removed.
*Abuser returns little daughter with brusing on upper arm and forarm brother sees.
* I speak to town police they refuse to get involved. Town police send me to adjoining town.
* Police statements taken and child protective services open investigation.
* Within week after child protection service talks to abuser on phone only
* Investigation dropped by child protection services.
* Child protection worker visits my home.
* Family doctor makes report to child protection agency against abuser after doctor Visit reguarding abuser.
* Legal services mails letter stating no funds to help.
* Little daughter agitated and crying . There is redmark from kneecap to ankle. Little daughter talks about wife rubbing her butt ?feels like sawing in half?
booby traps, her book of wrongs, taken to another county where wife beats her, chemicals sprayed in her eyes and more.
*Report again to child protection services. Little daughter tells worker herself.
* Child protection services refuises to help, says they can't get invovled since it civil matter.
*Go to domestic violences shelter. Advocate advises child psychologist, and keep journal.
* Little daughter starts therapy with domestic violence recommended.
* Little daughter returned crying brother no longer welcome for tell child protection Service worker about abuse.
*Legal services mails letter stating no funds to help.
* Little daughter agitated and crying . There is redmark from kneecap to ankle. Little daughter talks about wife rubbing her butt feels like sawing in half? booby traps, her book of wrongs, taken to another county where wife beats her, chemicals sprayed in her eyes and more.
* Report again to child protection services. Little daughter tells worker herself. Child protection services refuses to help.
* Go to domestic violences shelter. Advocate advises child psychologist, and keep journal.
* Little daughter starts therapy with child psychologist referred by domestic violence safe house recommends.
* Little daughter returned crying brother no longer welcome for tell child protection Service worker about abuse.
* Little daughter returned crying says she is so hungry.
* After abuser refuses to bring little daughter home, speak to town police. Town police refuse to get invovled.
* Little daughter suicidal over book of wrongs wants to die. Little daughter says she cannot fix all her wrongs little daughter is tired.
* Abuser's wife tries to run me and children off road. I flee with children to safe house.
* Court places Protection order against abuser's wife on behalf of me and little daughter. Ad litem compels visit on contingency abuser promises to keep wife not around little daughter. This is not complied with. ad litem doesn't believe.
*Little daughter's Phsychologist goes to child Protection Services with me to demand casa for little daughter since part of abuse happened in nearby county.
*Child Protection Agency refuses casa worker for little daughter and refuses to investigate.
* Little daughter referred to new woman counselor.
* New counselor files initial assessment . Summary notes little daughter suicudial , intensive fear of abuser and adjustment disorder stemming from abuse.
Counselar places little daughter on suicide watch while in safe house.
* While in safe house ad litem compells me to turn little daughter over to abuser. Abuser now knows location of safehouse.
* Abuser promptly forces little daughter to divulge location of safe house, threatens little daughter with violence, call mother names to little daughter, picks fingernail polish off little daughters fingers with abusers fingernails, abuser tells little daughter again child protection agency on his side.
* Safe house counselor promptly issues safe phone to me they are concerned for our safety.
* Safe house child advocate files statement of little daughter telling advocate of abuse.
February 22, 2005
85% of parents with children enrolled in the Yazoo county School systems voted against the rule that all children attending Yazoo County schools must wear school uniforms to school next year.
Most parents in Yazoo County are either poor or middle class and the expense of uniforms when they usually have to buy either off-brand clothes or second-hand clothes is just too much. Sending our children on field trips is expensive enough as it is when you have a hard enough time buying groceries and neccessities. Now the school board wants to add the extra expense of uniforms. The teachers voted 55% for uniforms. If the parents' votes were higher (85%), why did the school board vote to use uniforms against the parents' wishes? The children themselves will feel like just a number to the teachers with no individuality.
A child's clothing is an expression of his/her personality. I will not send my children to a school that infringes on their rights and the parents' pocket books with total disregard for the parent and child's feelings in this matter.
The 10,000 children in the care of the Province of BC ,living in approximately 4,000 foster homes and group homes deserve to live in a smoke-free environment.
In addition to the 4,000 chemicals and 40 known carcinogens in second-hand smoke, exposure also affects learning and behavioral development. Second-hand smoke leads to problems ranging from ear infections, asthma and increased crib deaths to bronchial conditions, respiratory conditions and some types of cancer.
We want laws to protect innocent children from the adverse affects of second hand smoke to be put in place as soon as possible. As concerned mothers, we demand this for each and every child in foster care in the Province of British Columbia.
My name is Anne L. Halverson. I am a 21-yr-old mother of a one-year-old son, Aidan. I take motherhood very seriously and I take my employment seriously. In order to be employed and provide the best childcare environment for my son, I rely on a state funded child care subsidy. That means, based on my income, I pay a percentage of my son's child care expenses and the State of Minnesota subsidizes rest.
My son thrives at his day care center, Noah's Ark, in Hopkins, MN. He is cared for by well trained providers who, like me, want him to meet his growth milestones, be happy and well adjusted, understand about sharing, learn about tolerance, and be prepared for kindergarten. My son and I also rely on state subsidized health care. His pediatric clinic monitors his growth, advises me about his medical needs and has helped me become a confident parent. I know how fortunate we are to live in a state that values children by providing these opportunities.
Minnesota's governor, Tim Pawlenty, has proposed a budget that will slash child-care and health care subsidies for single mothers like me and our children. Without the aid of these subsidies, I will be forced to quit my job, surrender my opportunities to advance in the workforce, stay home full time with my child and apply for welfare benefits.
If you believe in and support mothers with young children who want their children in safe, regulated childcare centers; women who are proud to be part of Minnesota's workforce, please sign this petition.
I will present this petition when I speak before a Minnesota Senate Committee that is convening on Tuesday, February 22, at the Minnesota State Capital.
Anne L. Halverson
Please forward this to your friends and family. Thanks.
In Florida under the current laws they can take/make you pay up to 55% of your income in child support. Though I believe that parents should support their children I also believe that the support payer should be allowed to keep enough money to live.
The Court system doesn't care if you have children living with you or not or if you have a new family there is no consideration of these issues.
The paying parent must pay this amount plus pay for the costs of Insurance, Daycare and what ever else the Courts add on.
This is not an attempt to allow parents to not pay support, but an attempt to get the laws changed to a more fair percentage of 20 to 30% of net income.
In December of 2001, while pleading guilty to a racketeering, loansharking and money laundering indictment that accused him of being "the acting boss of the Columbo Crime Family," Little Allie essentially admitted he was a high-ranking member of the Mafia. While, as per Salvatore Maranzano's 1931 Mafia Commission edict, Little Allie's plea violated Mafia rules, it is unlikely that he will suffer any serious consequences.
On December 8, 2004, Joel "Joe Waverly" Cacace, 63, the Colombo Crime Family acting boss, drew a 20-year sentence for the murder of 79-year-old George Aronwald, an administrative law judge who ruled on city parking tickets.
The feds contended that in 1987, Cacace delivered the order from The Snake, the jailed Colombo boss, to kill William Aronwald because he had prosecuted mobsters in a "disrespectful" manner. Cacace scrawled "Aronwald" on a scrap of paper and gave it to the hit team. However, the hapless killers targeted the wrong "Aronwald."
The feds indicted Little Allie Boy and John "Jackie" DeRoss, the Columbo Crime Family underboss, on October 14, 2004 for the May 26, 1999 murder of Columbo Family underboss William "Wild Bill" Cutolo, and for obstruction of justice related to the investigation of Cutolo's murder. On that day, William Cutolo had been picked up and driven to what he was told would be a top-level meeting of the Columbo Cosa Nostra Family. Wild Bill thought he was headed for a session with Little Allie Boy but at that moment, Persico---the man the feds say was the architect of Cutolo's murder---was in Garden City, L.I. discussing strategy for a then-pending case with his attorney. Cutolo's body has never been found. In November 2002, following a hearing in Surrogates Court, Cutolo was officially declared dead.
Petition against Peru Community Schools for Bathroom Use Punishment.
There has been a situation during this 2004-2005 school year that was brought to my attention by my children. They were being punished with standing on the wall at recess for needing to use the restroom. I, Walter Campbell Jr., approached Thomas McKaig in a private meeting about the situation. I was told it is the teachers' discretion on how to handle bathroom privileges and that he had asked a Dr. and was told children could go 4 hours without needing to use the restroom. As you will find in my research, it is healthy for a child to use the restroom at least every 2 hours if not more. I brought up that children will have accidents from holding it and not wanting to get in trouble and his response was "Well more children haven't had accidents than have had accidents". I don't think these children should even have the opportunity to have an accident. Every child is different and they drink different amounts of liquid, body retains liquid differently, bladder sizes differ, along with many other differences in children. As I see it using the restroom is not a privilege, it is a necessity for health and psychological reasons. Nothing further was done to investigate the situation.
I did some research on the harms of children not being able to use the restroom and sent these items to school with my children and they were returned to me. The documentation can be viewed at http://www.childadvocate.org/1b.htm or http://www.nospank.net/frbw.htm .
My children are now allowed to go to the restroom when they need to without punishment, but ONLY my children. They are also being treated differently as they do not get in trouble when clearly they should or being let to do things any other child would not ordinarily be allowed to do. This is being done to keep me from filing a lawsuit about the bathroom policy. I do not feel this is fair to the rest of the children in the Peru Community School Corporation, as now this is discrimination to the other children, and ask that something be done. We as adults have OSHA to protect us and it is law that we are able to use the restroom at any time needed, why not our children.
I do know that at Blair Pointe that there are some classes where children are not allowed to use the restroom at all when asked. Then we have Jr. High and High School, where they are given 5 minutes between classes to get books, go to restroom, and make it across the school to get to class. This is not enough time for a normal human to complete such tasks.
I think that the school system has to understand that they need to conform to the needs of the students, not to the needs of the facility. We pay the taxes to keep our schools running and to teach our children. Teaching them that using the restroom is a punishable act is not what we as Miami County residents pay for.
I feel it is our responsibility as parents to know what our schools bathroom use policy is and remedy the situation so that our children know that using the restroom is a normal bodily function and not a punishable act. We as parents have an obligation to be sure our children are safe from physical and mental harm, but letting our schools punish children for a natural body function is considered abuse both physically and mentally. Continued denial of bathroom use will eventually harm our children physically and if they wet themselves they will be harmed mentally.
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