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The water pressure for Building 16, Willow Creek Circle, fluctuates incessantly to the point where any an all tasks involving water become difficult, from washing dishes to taking a shower.
The pressure problem can be traced to a faulty water pressure regulator, and this issue has been present since before Spring of 2007. Property management has refused to repair Building 16's pressure regulator despite numerous repair requisitions.
Black period in Pakistan's history...
* disrespected the constitution of 1973
* declared emergency
* suspended and dissolved the judiciary
* banned media
* 1000's of people been detained
* 1000's of people harassed and beaten up
* demonstrations trough out the country
* 10,000's of people detained
* 10,000's of people harassed and beaten up
* Imran Khan arrested, harassed, humiliated by the police
* Under extreme pressure from Musharraf and the
government Geo News and Ary Oneworld has been shut
down late Friday night
Since the imposition of the emergency in Pakistan, Musharaf have not allowed people to hold demonstrations, public gatherings etc.
When ever or who ever have tried to organize a demonstration have been detained and harassed by the police - not only the organizers but also children, women and elders who are participating in the demonstrations are harassed and detained.
The media are not allowed to show the truth - they were approached by Government to sign a agreement on what they could show on TV - GEO and ARY refused, today, on the 16.11.2007 after tremendous pressure from Musharaf both channels has closed!
Musharaf is doing what ever he can do to hide the truth!
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As part of Thames Water's so-called 'Network Improvement Programme', they are continuously reducing the water pressure to our homes in order to reduce the number of leaks they have topay to repair.
Thames Water weasel out of their responsibility by stating they have no legal requirement to deliver water to individual properties, just to buildings at street level.
Homes occupying the third floor and higher are now finding their water pressure is so low that combi-boilers won't work - so no central heating or hot water. Private homeowners are having to pay thousands of pounds to install booster pumps, or buy costly new boilers and water tanks which take up a great deal of space.
Thames Water is a foreign-owed monopoly so we have no choice of supplier. Their job surely is to supply water to consumers who have to use their services - not simply to make vast profits. I'm happy to pay a fair price for utilities, but resent being held hostage by a careless monopoly.
About 11 million people in the united states have an eating disorder. 10-15 percent of those people die from heath-related issues associated with eating disorders.
In a study of girls aged 9 to 15, slightly more than half reported exercising to lose weight, slightly less than half reported eating less to lose weight, and approximately 1 out of 20 reported using diet pills or laxatives to lose weight.
Research has shown that approximately 40 percent of fourth graders have been on a "diet" once in awhile. Research from Anorexia Nervosa and Related Eating Disorders, Inc. (ANRED) suggests that about 1 percent of female adolescents have anorexia. That means that about 1 out of every 100 females between the ages of 10 and 20 are not eating enough and should be seeing a doctor.
Bulimia affects 1 to 3 percent of middle and high school girls.
Boys and men develop eating disorders, too. Research from ANRED suggests that 5 to 10 percent of people with anorexia or bulimia are males.
With these risks and statistics in mind, would you think there would be a such thing as PRO-ED?
Pro ED (pro eating disorder) is basically glamorizing eating disorders. Would you want to glamorize this:
The following are issues related to eating disorders:
Distorted body chemistry
Anemia/altered blood count
Loss of period (amenorrhea)
Rotting teeth (induced by bulimia)
Hyponatremia (related to "water-loading")
Refeeding Syndrome (related to treatment)
Vitamin and Mineral Deficiencies
Tearing of Esophagus
Callused or bruised fingers
Dry Skin and Hair, Brittle Hair and Nails, Hair Loss
Low Blood Pressure, Hypotension
High Blood Pressure, Hypertension
Low Platelet Count or Thrombocytopenia -
Low Blood Sugar/Hypoglycemia: can indicate problems with the liver or kidneys and can lead to neurological and mental deterioration.
TMJ "Syndrome" and Related TMJ Problems
Easily Bruising Skin
Problems during pregnancy
Lowered body temperature
Cramps, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, incontinence -
Weakness and Fatigue
With those risks in mind, I feel that Pro-ED sited should be shut down. I feel that they are as bad as sites telling people how to commit suicide. These sites are also triggering for those who are in recovery of this disease.
It has been about 3 or more months since our water flow to our homes has been running slow.
It was brought to our (neighborhood) attention that the water pressure is low because of the size of the water line is to small. We are not sure why all of a sudden the water pressure slowly flows. It takes a long time for water to flow for us to shower, cook, wash clothes, dishes, water the lawn, wash cars, etc.
Along with the water pressure our fire hydrants are out dated. Between five streets there are two fire hydrants. We have lost several home destroyed because of this.
With water pressure so low now, we are afraid if a fire starts, we could lose an entire neighborhood.
July 30, 2006
Water pressure is extremely low on east end of street.
No available fire hydrant on east end of street.
Only existing catch basin is on high point on far east end of street.
July 27, 2006
To: UK School Boards
Petition to start Hindi in Schools
To the school boards of the United Kingdom:
This petition is to solicit worldwide support to help start Hindi in Middle and High schools as an elective subject.
1. Hindi is the second most spoken language in the world and the national language of India, but hasn't achieved a wider popularity compared to other languages because of our lukewarm approach towards it. Hindi is also a much scientific and advanced language sharing the same devnagiri script as Sanskrit and is fundamentally strong in phonetic and grammar.
2. United Kingdom and India has come more closer in the last decade and economic and cultural collaborations between these 2 countries have also increased. Many jobs from Fortune 200 companies have been outsourced to India and the joint ventures in the field of information technology have virtually bonded these 2 largest democracies in the world. Further human resources and technology exchange are expected to continue for many decades to come. Many travellers and students from UKare visiting India for their internship and higher studies. So, learning Hindi will only help in cementing close bonds these 2 countries are forming.
3. Hindi is also a part of our Indian culture and our kids as well as kids of other cultural background will be better able to know the most ancient culture of the world.
4. Hindi education in Middle and High schools will help bridge missing link between schools and universities. It is difficult to teach primary Hindi alphabets to the University students and because of extreme study pressure they can get 'burned out' and become uninterested in learning Hindi. With a strong Hindi foundation acquired in High school, the student will enjoy learning advanced Hindi in university without any undue pressure.
It is high time that we demand all school boards to offer Hindi as an elective language in their school curriculum.
Hindi will help bring us and our kids closer to India as well as help United Kingdom to better understand and utilize the cultural and economic opportunities in Bharat.
January 8, 2006
I go to a grammer school so i should know how much homework they give you, how many books they make you carry to school.
The Treatment of Dogs and Cats in Korea.
Should the brutal treatment and death of a dog or cat concern us more than if the same were done to a cow, or a sheep, or a chicken. It shouldn't, but animals that the "Western world" looks upon as companion animals are treated very differently in Korea.
Many Koreans still believe that if one eats dog meat from dogs that have been tortured to death, it will make them more sexually active. The marketing of dog meat as a health food was initiated and perpetuated by the dog meat dealers to keep their billion dollar businesses going. The rationale behind savagely beating a dog to death lies in the primitiveness that when a dog is beaten they produce high levels of adrenaline hence the selling of their meat as a kind of "natural" viagra for impotence and vitality!
This adrenaline rush is achieved by hanging dogs from ropes on trees and leaving them to slowly strangle to death, and then while still alive, their fur is blowtorched off.
Cats do not hold any position of affection in Korean society. They are not eaten as dogs are but many attempts have been made to eradicate them, not by humane methods, but rather by beating the animals to death in sacks or, in some cases, boiling them alive in large pressure cookers to supply the insatiable demand for another "herbal" remedy - although clearly animals do not fall into this category.
The Korean government does not enforce its animal welfare laws so people make an assumption that farming dogs, slaughtering them and selling their meat is legal. It is not. The sale and cooking of dogs is illegal under Korea's food and sanitation laws.
Imagine being thrown into a cage full of other dogs. A cage so small there's no room to move and let alone stand. A cage so cramped there is no way you can get water or food .. assuming it was even provided to you. One day you are transported in the cage to a dog market.. your last journey, although you don't realise it.
You're pulled out of the cage by a rope tied around your neck and then held by that rope and beaten over and over again on the head with a metal stick...you're bruised, bleeding and concussed. you have no idea what fate has in store for you...you see a man approaching with a long stick..he jabs it into your side, you a feel a wave of electricity surge through your body. you're jabbed over and over again until your last grasps of air are extinguished from your body..
The dead, limp carcass of the dog is then transported again by motorcycle to the processing factory where eager purchasers look out for what they'll put on their dinner table tonight.
The lifeless body is dragged out of the cage and dumped into a huge pot of boiling water amongst other helpless dogs who have received the same fate. The pot is a machine with a fast whirlpool action that spins round and round to remove the fur off the tortured dog.
Once the fur has been removed (a delicacy in itself), the dog is scorched using a blowtorch. The process is now finally complete. The dog now, bearing little resemblance to anything other than a slab of meat is transported back to the shop...
Now, imagine being thrown into sack, pounded against the ground and thrown into a pot of boiling water - trying to scramble out of a pain that singes your body, only to be pushed back under water until you finally lose consciousness.
The pot is a large pressure cooker used to liquefy cats to produce a tonic unfoundedly believed to cure rheumatism and a variety of other ailments.
Now stop imagining. This is not fiction. This is real. What you have just read happened to over 2,600,000 dogs and cats in Korea last year...and if nothing is done, it will happen to over 2,600,000 dogs and cats in Korean again this year.
In fact, the torturing you've just imagined is only a fraction of the cruelty that occurs to dogs and cats in Korea. Cultural myth dictates that dog and cat meat/soups are cures for various ailments and that the more adrenalin you can circulate through an animal's body during its last moments of life ie through making the death a more painful and gruesome one, makes the meat 'taste better'. This encourages dog farmers to enhance the suffering of the dogs...a killing that is devoid of any humanity.
Korean culture as with many other Asian cultures embraces the condemning practice of slaughtering animals for their own consumption, regardless of how the animal suffers in the process. The distinction between the killings in the East and the killings in the West is that the West follow stricter guidelines as to the method of slaughtering and are more heavily regulated by Animal Welfare Laws.
In 1984, the Korean Ministry of Health did outlaw the sale of dog meat, however has done very little, if anything to enforce a law that was only introduced to satisfy the public outcry at the time.
We need to do something to raise the awareness of people living in these countries to a level where they think twice about the validity of their traditions and the means adopted to satisfy them. We need to challenge the way that Koreans currently view their companion animals and force the government to take a more proactive stance against these cruel death sentences.
Source: Korea Animal Protection Society (KAPS)
WHAT YOU CAN DO:
Please write a letter to the Korean government officials below to take a more active stance in fulfilling their governmental responsibilities in enforcing a law they have already introduced and thereby prosecute people who sell and slaughter cats and dogs for human consumption.
Korea is holding the World Cup next year and will therefore suffer greatly if they are seen to be treating their companion animals without humanity or regard for their welfare. We HAVE to put pressure on the Korean government to clean up their act now or else face international condemnation when the spotlight's on them during the World Cup. For the 2,600,000 plus dogs and cats in Korea awaiting their fate on death row.we owe it to them to put pen to paper and give up 5 minutes of our time to make a difference in this world.
The fine lads of Skyes The Limit are under pressure. Under pressure from Michael Brady, who thinks he owns the title "Skyes The Limit", which is apparantly the name of his album.
The boys (soon to be men), of Skyes The Limit shall not give in, and to help with their campaign you can contribute by signing this petition. You know you want to. In fact you need to.
Why it is important to raise public awareness about pulmonary hypertension through a US postage stamp
Pulmonary Hypertension is a disease classified by a high blood pressure in the lungs. The vessels that supply blood to the lungs constrict, causing pressure to build up on the right side of the heart. Shortness of breath and the gradual enlargement of the heart develop causing right heart failure. PH can be primary (unknown origin) or secondary to other diseases such as scleroderma, sickle cell anemia, and heart disease.
By raising awareness about PH we can help to save lives. PH has become known as a "silent killer". The average patient goes undiagnosed or misdiagnosed on average for 1 year. PH is still considered rare, only affecting about 200,000 US citizens per year. However it is believed many more have PH and do not know it. Depending on the responsiveness to treatment, survival rates in the PH patient vary from 20 years. However, 30% of patients, after diagnosis, do not survive beyond the 4 year mark, even with the most advanced treatments.
Doctors and researchers continue to make great strides in their studies of several new promising treatments that may prolong lives, as well as improve quality of life. A gene has now been identified linking familial ph. Currently new treatments are available that benefit many patients. By supporting ongoing research efforts, we can develop the tools needed to battle, treat and eventually cure PH.
Please sign this petition today to Urge the Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee to vote on the creation of a stamp to raise awareness for PH. Together it is possible that we will find a cure for this devastating disease.
Water Extension and Upgrade! Our well water is unfit to drink or cook with. When they removed the coal off the landin this area it affected the quailty of our water supply. We also would like to have the water lines upgraded so that the residents that do have water would have better pressure.
The Provisional Irish Republican Army (PIRA) has been made to look like the destroyers of peace since they won't decomission. However, they HAVE opened their arms dumps to inspectors more than once, allowed these inspectors to put security systems in place to monitor the weapons, and been in negotiations with a decomissioning comission. The UDA and UVF, on the other hand, have done nothing, they are fighting in the streets even, yet they do not have pressure put on them to decomission. Strange.
Last year students defeated National VSU. Now it's time to win in Victoria. Victorian VSU was introduced by the Kennett Government in 1994.
Since 1994 VSU in Victoria has seen the destruction of aspects of student autonomy, student representation, student media, clubs and societies and other areas of student organisation activity.
Vice Chancellors now police how student organisations can spend their money. Yet every student in Victoria continues to pay a compulsory non-academic fee.
Last year the ALP formed government in Victoria with a policy to repeal Victorian VSU. Let's keep up the pressure for a return to the pre 1994 position.