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In January 2013 GO transit stopped issuing Monthly Passes and will only accept PRESTO cards or Cash. Recently the price of a ticket paid by cash is $9.20 from Oshawa to Union Stn. PRESTO cards are card you tap on and off thanks to technology, but i'm sure as everyone has noticed technology does have glitches at time.
If you are heading to work, and you tap on... what happens if your card doesn't work, or you unintentionally tap on twice, or you tap on and think it worked but when the time comes to tap your card on the train to make sure you paid and your card doesn't work? you will be stuck with a ticket making you pay even more. Monthly passes were expensive but we should still have the option... we have the RIGHT to have the option because the amount of money GO transit makes off of us is plenty to keep monthly passes available.
If you go to Union Stn in Toronto you will notice a billboard of some sorts across fro track number 4 of what Union Station will look like.. It looks like our hard earned dollars are going towards stuff to make THEM better but not us at all. WE HAVE RIGHTS - WE SHOULD HAVE OPTIONS especially if we are using our money to pay for their renovations...
The Witcher 2 is a Polish game, created by Polish writers, performed by Polish Voice Actors and played by the world. Sadly many countries are unable to experience the Xbox 360 version of the game as it was meant to be played; in Polish.
This is not to suggest that people shouldn't have the option to play The Witcher 2 in English.
We just want the Polish option as well.
The children in Kentucky’s schools today represent the future of our Commonwealth. However in too many instances, Kentucky children are badly under-performing their potential.
Take for instance the 2011 National Assessment of Educational Progress which shows only thirty-five (35) percent of Kentucky 4th graders and thirty-six (36) percent of Kentucky 8th graders read at or above a proficient level. The data is even more troubling among African American children where forty-eight (48) percent of African American 4th graders and forty-two (42) percent of African-American 8th graders are below basic in reading. To be below basic means these children lack even a partial-mastery of the building blocks of how to read. These are statistics we find simply unacceptable.
We cannot fail to educate all our children and expect to grow and attract good paying jobs over the next generation. In the face of a struggling economy and scarce job opportunities, having a good education, especially an education which allows children to succeed in college, is essential to a child’s future success.
There are strategies which are working for children from disadvantaged backgrounds, giving them a chance to make incredible academic progress. Public charter schools have demonstrated that they are capable of accelerating the academic achievement of the students attending them. Over forty states have charter schools, including Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Virginia and Tennessee. Research shows that charter schools – when designed properly and held accountable for results – are reaching children in ways that traditional public schools cannot.
With over 5,000 Public Charter Schools serving more than 1.6 million children in 41 states we ask you, why not Kentucky? Why shouldn’t Kentucky children have the same opportunity as those in Indianapolis and Nashville to meet and exceed their potential in an innovative classroom? Why shouldn’t Kentucky try a new approach to an old problem? We believe Kentucky should and the time to do so is now.
I write to you in bitterness, anger and not a little disappointment in decision of McDonald's to restrict out menu choices before 10:30am!
Sometimes a Bacon and Egg McMuffin doesn’t quite cut it, sometimes it needs to be a Big Mac, with extra special sauce or several cheeseburgers.
Their decision to limit the menu before 10:30am to only breakfast is ruining my favorite and most important meal of the day; not to mention affecting their ability to compete with burger chains such as Hungry Jacks.
I would like to close this petition with a quote from their marketing website. "it's all about you." Well. It's not. And I'm not "lovin' it"
Since September 9, 2010, Google's search suggestions (also called "AutoComplete") were automatically enabled by default. The option to toggle the suggestions was replaced with Google Instant - once you type something, the results will pop up without having to click the Search button or press the Enter key.
Many users were getting irate that their Web activity will be disrupted by those search suggestions. One of Google's employees stated that their company's reason for making AutoComplete mandatory by default is keeping with their vision of a "unified search experience," but not to maintain different versions of the website.
However, back in its early years, Google had simplicity and functionality in mind; there was no need for such outlandish, "automated" features.
One of the worst problems facing America today is it's increasing levels of overweight and obesity. "A recent report published by a research team at Johns Hopkins University predicts that if current trends continue, by the year 2015, 75 percent of all Americans, including 24 percent of all children and adolescents, will be overweight or obese" (PCRM).
These numbers are astonishingly high, so health has become a key issue. One main focus has grown on the influence of American schools.
The National School Lunch Program (NSLP), established in 1946, is one of five federally funded child nutrition programs which provide meals to children across the country daily. "Schools participating in the NSLP receive cash subsidies and commodity foods for each meal served and bonus commodities, as they are available from agricultural surplus. In return, schools must serve lunches that meet federal nutrition requirements" (PCRM).
Unfortunately, there are many factors, including financial constraints and outdated federal requirements, which permit schools to serve unhealthful food.
"One of the most significant roadblocks to change is the USDA’s commodity system. Each year, the USDA purchases hundreds of millions of pounds of pork, beef, and other animal products, primarily as an economic benefit to agricultural interests, and donates them to the NSLP and other food assistance programs. Unfortunately, these “entitlement foods” are almost all unhealthful foods. This system makes it easy and inexpensive for food service directors to choose chicken nuggets, hot dogs, and other high-cholesterol, high-fat foods" (PCRM).
The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine's (PCRM) "Healthy School Lunch Campaign was established in 2001 to help protect children’s health and to reduce childhood obesity rates by increasing the availability of healthful plant-based foods in schools" (PCRM). "To earn a high grade on PCRM’s School Lunch Report Card, school districts must go above and beyond USDA requirements, which many nutrition experts believe are inadequate" (PCRM).
Since the induction of the Healthy School Lunch Campaign, many school districts have begun to increase the availability of healthy vegetarian and vegan entrées. And while a peanut butter and jelly sandwich is an entirely acceptable vegan option, some schools have even begun to offer more creative and tasteful options, such as veggie burgers and extended salad bars. These advances have been highly praised and are the initial steps which will lead today's generations into a more healthy, productive future.
These are changes that we hope to be seen in our own schools and community. We hope that Murrieta Valley High School may take the lead in providing healthful food options which may promote a more successful, healthy future for it’s students. We know that a productive life begins with a positive diet. For those who already choose to eat healthfully, as well as those who have not been given the option, we are for the better availability of food which is nourishing for both our bodies and minds.
June 8, 2006
We, the undersigned, agree that the lack of childcare in the Dewey/Humboldt Arizona community is of great concern.
Families desiring to utilize childcare services must drive 25+ minutes to towns outside the community. In recognizing uprising gas prices, this places an unwelcome burden on many single parent families. Due to lack of commercial properties available, currently there are no options for placing a childcare facility in the Dewey/Humboldt town.
LadyBug Child Care Center would like to rezone 1851 E Prescott Dells Road, to a Residential Service Zone, which would allow for a small child care center to be placed in a residential home. This home is positioned in an area with little housing and many vacant lots. Only two surrounding homes are inhabited. The Zoning Commission has the ability to remove this critical burden by simply rezoning this property.
Not only would this offer childcare to the town of Dewey/Humboldt, but also the towns of Mayer and Cherry, which currently lack in childcare services as well. Please help us lift this burden to so many families.
Though this sounds like a relatively small request to support, many families are affected by this small petition. Your signatures and support are greatly appreciated.
I am a vegetarian at LMHS and I want veretarian options for our lunch periods. Our lunches do have choices but both of them are meat related. Some of my friends don't even eat because there are no options.
When residents moved into the community, all kinds of documents were signed (ie.e no drugs will be used in the unit, and documents, the rental office having access to the units at all times). We were not notified, nor signed documents that stated that Star Power was the only communication network that we could get in our units, due to the owner of the community's buget plan until we were in our units.
We as residents that pay market rate rent, are requesting that other options be avalible to us by law to have the right to choose, as residents of Doglas Knoll Apt. community and citizins of the United States of America.
Every day we go to school and go to lunch - ie those of us who can't pack our lunch every day - are forced to choose from animal products, but not all of us are carnivores. Many vegetarian/vegan teens don't get a healthy lunch because their schools won't provide them with one. We want that to change!
11. Make PE Optional
Every day, millions of kids across the country are forced to participate in gym class activities that are both possibly dangerous and always embarrassing. I have seen children get up in front of half the school and be forced to try and make a basket, but they miss and get booed off court because they aren't "athletically coordinated." Students should be given the option of what to do during gym class, but not sitting around. Possibly maybe a choice of baseball, volleyball, or dancing. It's not fair for students to be forced to squaredance or anything like that. So, please sign and help us get more options!!
In the Wintel hardware world, there are hundreds of choices of different motherboards, video cards, and cases from dozens of different manufacturers at various price points, depending on the features you want or don't. This is one of the few features I admire about the Wintel world.
Wouldn't it be great if we had similar choices in the Mac world? While I wouldn't expect Apple to license their technology any time soon to companies like Asus or Abit so that they could build all kinds of different Mac motherboards, maybe we could get Apple to rethink their "BTO" Power Mac strategy. At the minimum, it would be great if Apple allowed us to purchase only the components we needed to build or re-build our own Power Macs. However, I don't think this would ever happen, at least not as long as Steve Jobs is the CEO at Apple. Maybe we could convince Apple to re-think their BTO Power Mac options:
This is what I propose - Lets start a petition to get Apple to offer REAL BTO options whenever someone goes to buy a Power Mac at the Apple Store. This petition would collect the names, e-mail addresses, and comments of all Mac users who'd have an interest in seeing Apple offer TRUE BTO options. What do I consider "TRUE BTO OPTIONS"?
A - Three (minimum) different motherboards - Low, Medium, High End - with different price points to match:
- Low End: 3 PCI slots, 1 AGP, 1 USB, 1 Firewire, 10MBps Ethernet, 1 UDMA66 Connector (Supporting 2 Hard Drives)
- Medium End: 4 PCI slots, 1 AGP, 2 USB, 2 Firewire, 10/100 Ethernet, 2 UDMA66 Connectors (Supporting 4 Hard Drives)
- High End: 5 PCI slots, 1 AGP, 2 USB, 2 Firewire, 10/100/1000 Ethernet, 2 UDMA100 Connectors (Supporting 4 Hard Drives)
- G4 Processors - 733Mhz, Dual 733Mhz, 800Mhz, Dual 800Mhz, 867Mhz, Dual 867Mhz - These would be able to be used with either MB.
B - Three (minium) different Tower Case Designs - Small, Medium, Large (possibly with different colors) - with different price points to match:
- Small: (1) 5.25" External Drive Bay, (1) 3.5" External Drive Bay, 2 internal Hard Drive Bays for SCSI or IDE drives (3 different color options minimum)
- Medium: (2) 5.25" External Drive Bays, (1) 3.5" External Drive Bay, 4 internal Hard Drive Bays for SCSI or IDE drives (3 different color options minimum)
- Large: (3) 5.25" External Drive Bays, (2) 3.5" External Drive Bay, 6 internal Hard Drive Bays for SCSI or IDE drives (3 different color options minimum)
- Power Supplies: 250Watt, 300Watt, 350Watt, 400Watt - with different price points to match - any of which can be used in either case.
C - Video Cards - As it now stands, the choice is decent, but lets throw a 64MB ATI Radeon 8500 AGP, 32MB ATI Radeon AGP, Formac Proformance 3 and 4 AGP into the mix as well.
D - BareBone Power Mac: Any MOTHERBOARD from above, with any CPU from above, in any CASE from above, with any VIDEO CARD from above -
- This should require the purchase of the lastest version of OS X.
- NOT NECESSARY to purchase - RAM, Hard Drive, DVD/CDRW/SuperDrive
Unfortunately, I do not have my own website where I could host this porposed petition. If anyone who reads this likes this idea, please feel free to "take the ball and run with it." Feel free to use any ideas/wording from this posting in the petition. Lets try to get Apple to Re-think Differently about their BTO Power Mac Strategy. Lets let them know that we want more choice. I would love to be the first one on this petition. My idea would be to run this petition for at least 1 month if not 2 to collect as many names as possible.
While this type of BTO system would increase the cost of Apple's R&D, and as a result increase the price of Macs or BareBone Macs, I believe the price increases would not be dramatic, and it would in my opinion be worth it to get the kind of Mac motherboard/case/video card that I would want.
I believe this would also have a good chance of increasing Apple's market share and OS X adoption. Consider one scenario - Joe, a life-long Wintel "Poweruser". He's seen OS X and is interested - Unix core, reliable, powerful, with plenty of eye-candy too. Maybe he even likes the design of Apple's hardware. He'd like to give it a try, but he doesn't want to spend a minimum of $1699 for a low-end Power Mac since he spent about $1300 not too long ago for a high-end 1.4Ghz Athlon. But for say $1000 (or somewhat close to this) he could get a Low End motherboard, 733Mhz G4 CPU, Small Case, 32MB Radeon AGP Video Card, and OS X. Then all he'd have to do is take the RAM, Hard Drive, DVD/CDRW from his Athlon and put it into his new BTO Power Mac (or at worst spend another $150-$200 on some RAM and a Hard Drive from any reseller for his new G4).