Bring Back Pontiac
This is a petition for General Motors to relaunch the now defunct automobile manufacturer ''Pontiac''. If this petition can get 50,000 signatures, General Motors will see the potential market for Pontiac cars and consider an official relaunch.
Boycott companies "Boycotting" YouTube's advertisment program
We vow to boycott the purchasing of any products from any company boycotting YouTube's Adsense program on supposed "moral" grounds. This will take effect immediately until your YouTube ad revenue is turned on. We also request a statement from your company expressing allegiance to the spirit of our Bill of Rights and Constitution specifically the 1st Amendment. And an acknowledgement that like every citizen of this great country your company has a SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY to honor the 1st Amendment and Bill of Rights. Simply stated we believe that this move to "demonetize" content creators is thinly veiled CENSORSHIP. As your companies "supposed moral stance" on "racist rhetoric" or "violent content" is not reflected in "mainstream media advertising" where countless movies, television shows, news casts, music etc display images, concepts, acts and verbiage dealing in racism, sexism, materialism, greed, violence, profane language, explicit sex acts, innuendos of pedophilia, endorsements of war and countless other hideous, insidious, profane and immoral acts. Furthermore the companies mentioned have histories of engaging in scandals and illegal activities themselves. HSBC for example laundering money for drug cartels and terrorists groups. GSK China bribery scandal. AT&T spying scandal and the 100 million dollar fine it paid for "misleading consumers" These are but a few examples in a LONG LIST OF CORRUPT AND IMMORAL activities engaged in by said companies. The hypocrisy is palpable. The timing questionable. The and the end result is an ANTI AMERICAN, anti freedom, anti free market, anti human result. We see this as nothing more then "globalist, fascist" power grab. With the intention of quashing the ever growing independent media and entertainment complex. As you companies political, social and economic interests lie in the preservation of the "Corporate Media Establishment" aka "State sponsored media" We request that the following companies reinstate their Revenues to Youtube in order to lift out "peoples boycott" on your products. Simple steps can be taken in order to reduce ads being displayed next to "unethical" content. This does not have to include punishing whole segments of the YouTube community and CENSORING unpopular opinions. ArgosAudiAvivaHavas Group UK froze all of its spend. The agency manages major brands including Dominos Pizza, O2, Royal Mail, BBC, and Hyundai Kia.HeinzHondaHSBCITVL'OrealLloyd's BankMarks & SpencerMcDonald'sRBSSainsbury'sTescoThe GuardianToyotaTransport for LondonUK GovernmentVolkswagenIn the United States: AT&TBeam Suntory Inc.Dish NetworkEnterpriseFX NetworksGeneral MotorsGSKJohnson & JohnsonPepisCoStarbucksVerizonWalmart
Por Una Colombia Más Inclusiva
Soy la Directora Ejecutiva de Special Olympics Colombia, que tiene como objeto principal hacer inclusión social de la población con Discapacidad Intelectual a través del deporte; para ello proporciona entrenamiento y competición deportiva durante todo el año en una variedad de deportes de tipo Olímpico para las personas en condición de Discapacidad Intelectual, dándoles oportunidades de desarrollar la aptitud física, demostrar el valor, experimentar alegrías y participar en un intercambio de premios, destrezas y compañerismo con sus familias, otros atletas especiales y la comunidad generando sensibilización y cambios sociales respecto de las personas diferentes. Dentro de las actividades y proyectos que hace la organización está el de llevar a deportistas a que puedan participar en torneos internacionales para que puedan tener una interacción con deportistas de otros países y aportar valor a su crecimiento personal y social. Como Organización, nuestro objetivo primordial es lograr la inclusión de las personas en condición de discapacidad a través del deporte, ya que el deporte se convierte en una estrategia para respaldar a losa todos los niños, niñas, jóvenes y adultos, de manera que puedan convertirse en seres integrales que sumen a la realización de una sociedad justa para todos. Por ello logramos que potencialicen su autoestima y el trabajo en equipo. Además de promover la resolución de conflictos, la prevención de la violencia y la inclusión social a nivel comunitario, lo que redunda en una mejor sociedad, especialmente en un país como Colombia donde tenemos más del 4% de nuestra población en condición de discapacidad intelectual. Para poder desarrollar nuestro objeto deberíamos contar con el apoyo del gobierno, ya que no solo somos una organización de deporte sino que por encima de todo somos una organización social que lo que hace es cambiar la vida de las personas en condición de discapacidad intelectual y contribuir en su crecimiento personal y su inclusión dentro de la sociedad como miembros activos de nuestra sociedad. Es importante lograr el reconocimiento institucional en la ley nacional del deporte en nuestro país ya que la ley colombiana no nos permite pertenecer ni al comité olímpico ni al comité paralímpico para generar el apoyo a nuestros deportistas. Como organización lo que hacemos es la socialización del deporte en nuestro país ya que trabajamos bajo la premisa de DEPORTE UNIFICADO, lo que significa que personas en condición de discapacidad intelectual y sin discapacidad intelectual comparten las canchas, sus destrezas y sus habilidades; esto significa que hay una real inclusión y permite educar a la sociedad en el respeto por las diferencias. Hemos propuesto poder formar la FEDERACIÓN DE DEPORTE UNIFICADO, y con ello lograríamos dos trabajos como son el de inclusión de la población en condición de discapacidad intelectual y ser un semillero de deportistas olímpicos en el país. Todo lo anterior, nos ayudaría a poder generar más acciones en nuestro país, teniendo en cuenta que mas del 4% de nuestra población está en condición de discapacidad intelectual. Gracias Ana María Gallo RuizDirectora Ejecutiva firstname.lastname@example.orgTwitter: @SOColombiaFacebook: facebook.com/SpecialOlympicsColombiaYouTube: http://www.youtube.com/SOCcanalBogotá - Colombia
GM, Sell Holden & Related Assets!
Executive Summary: In late 2013, General Motors announced it will close Holden manufacturing and engineering. Without this, Holden isn't really Holden. GM, it is time for you to SAVE or SELL Holden and your Australian assets. Give our beloved brand a real future! Introduction: Holden has been manufacturing in Australia for over 60 years and in the end of 2017, that will all come to an end as Holden's parent company, General Motors, has decided to call it quits on Australian manufacturing and engineering too. Holden has been a valuable asset for GM. It is there only brand in Australia and New Zealand and despite failed attempts to add brands to Australia, Holden has always been strong and kept its significant market share - which will drop rapidly when Australian manufacturing and engineering is gone. Holden has been producing world class cars that the world soughts after and will continue to do that right up until the end in 2017. Sadly, GM thinks nothing of this and expect us to buy foreign made replacements for our iconic cars. Not only are they made overseas but they won't be made to suit our roads as Holden engineering is going out the door along with manufacturing. It is time for Australians and Holden enthusiasts to stick by the brand that has stuck by us, we are calling for GM to sell Holden, the manufacturing plants, engineering proving ground and the design facilities. Why we should petition: Holden has been Australian icon and a leader in the automotive industry for decades. Holden is special becuase it holds a place deep in Australia's culture and history. Holden has produced iconic cars that rival the world's best and today Holden cars have continued to do this. A Holden Commodore Calais-V costs half the price of a Mercedes-Benz E250 and has more features and leg room. Without Australian manufacturing and engineering, we are set to lose this incredible value for money. Despite what GM and Ford say, it is still viable to manufacture in Australia and it is certainly viable to engineer cars in Australia. The economies of scale that is needed to manufacture here at a profit can easily be generated if Holden was allowed to go global and export our world class cars to the world that is desperate for them. It is time GM hand over Holden and its Australian assets to a new owner who will give Holden a real future, instead of slapping a badge on a foreign car and claiming it is still the Commodore or RWD sedan that Australians want to buy. Without Australian manufacturing and engineering, we will lose $20 billion from our economy, hundreds of thousands of jobs will subsquently be lost and we will lose the Australian car. Why GM should sell Holden and Australian assets: General Motors, here are reasons why you should give Holden a real future: Turn a large loss into a smaller loss or even a profit. Avoid significant poor reputation. Please many enthusiasts. Decrease GM's brand portfolio and reduces inter-brand competition. Allows GM to try again with Opel or launch Chevrolet. No need to pay out employee contracts. Gives a well known, trusted and supported brand a real future. Opens up a possible business relationship with the buyer. Won't have to deal with the consequences of closing Holden manufacturing and engineering. Won't have to take responsibility for Holden's future. You're set to lose a significant amount of market share, more than what you may think. How it could be done: General Motors, you should find a buyer or buyers to take over Holden's Australian manufacturing, engineering and designing for a period of time. During this time, you can sell your products under the Holden name until Holden is able to replace each product with their own developed under the new Holden, seperate from GM. As each product is replaced, you can then launch Chevrolet and sell the products under the Chevrolet brand. This gives you time to set up Chevrolet's marketing, supply chain, dealerships etc. and gives Holden time to establish itself as an independant brand from GM. This could be called a "demerging" phase. What we want in the sale of Holden: For Holden to be sold to a buyer who intends to continue Australian designing, engineering and manufacturing of Holden vehicles For the buyer to have a genuine interest in saving Holden and expanding Holden to be a global competitor For the buyer to be able to provide Holden with the neccessary items needed to be a competitive automotive compan either provided by automotive experience/relations or through the ability to provide adequate funding For Holden to be able to continue producing the world class cars it is known for For the administrators of this petition and the facebook team that supports it to have positions on a/the board overseeing the transition of Holden from GM and representing Australians and Holden enthusiasts on an board of directors or business commitee or consortium of owners who run the future operations of Holden. Recommended/Suggested buyers: - Tata Motors (Own Jaguar and Land Rover) - Geely (Own Volvo) - Fiat (Own Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Lancia) - Dick Smith (Dick Smith Foods, supporter of Australian products) - James Packer (Crown Casino, succesful Australian businessman) - Australian Governments (Federal, Victoria, South Australia) - Click here to visit our facebook page -
Help Save the Flex Fuel Vehicle (FFV)!
RAISE YOUR VOICE OR LOSE YOUR CHOICE! While USDA, ethanol and agriculture groups are injecting millions of dollars into retail infrastructure for higher-level blends, the automakers are looking to phase out Flex Fuel Vehicles (FFVs). Why? They say no one is asking for them. The truth? Their fuel economy credits are being phased out. Losing FFVs means potentially losing higher-level ethanol blends, including E85. We cannot let that happen. Tell the automakers that FFVs need to be in their product line in the future! Visit www.FlexMyChoice.com for more ways to take action!
Demand Auto Manufacturers Put Carbon Monoxide Alarms in Cars
Every year lives are lost when snow or mud plugs up exhaust pipes in cars and CO is pushed back into the vehicle. A simple device that alerts the passengers that this happening could be life saving. They sell aftermarket alarms but it would be accessible if it were just standard in every vehicle. In honor of Hallie and Brayson, who lost their lives a year ago to CO poisoning..I would love for a federal regulation to be passed. The Hallie and Brayson law, requiring auto makers to put CO alarms, standard, in all vehicles. Let's make this happen!
A recall on 2007 to 13 Chevy dashboards
Dashboards are cracking just above airbag and also cracking just above instrument panel. It is a safety hazard if the airbag deploys it could send shrapnel flying in the air directed towards the passenger.
Improve the quality of the paint on the 2014 Corvette Stingray
Far too many 2014 Corvette Stingray owners have noticed a less than desirable finish on their new Corvettes. While a minimal amount of orange peel is expected, there are many that have an excessive level of orange peel. Some new Corvettes are even being delivered with paint runs and thin paint in various areas. The Corvette community expects the paint on each Stingray to be consistent and of the highest quality.