Lets try to keep the basketball court from SITW down the beach until the end of summer '19
This petition is for any and everyone that would like to have a basketball court down on the oceanfront for the summer for a nice place to play ball on the beach , it could also give kids another place to play if they dont want to play at the playgrounds on the beach , and it could bring people from around the coast just to play on that court. Hopefully we can make it happen.
Stop Gospel Singer Kim Burrell's performance on The Ellen Show
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fT5gpBaFpaw Dear Pharrell Williams, Ellen DeGeneres, The Ellen DeGeneres Show: Please DO NOT allow gospel singer Kim Burrell to perform with you on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on January 5th promoting the Hidden Figures movie after her rant from the pulpit December 30th (since removed yet captured by shocked fans and reposted) where she called gays "perverted" and essentially condemned gays to death in 2017. I quote from the now viral sermon, "That sin nature, that perverted homosexual spirit is the spirit of delusion and confusion and it has cast a stain on the body of Christ." This type of promoted rhetoric is dangerous - especially to young LGBT people who love and support Pharrell, The Ellen Show and those who have been inspired by the movie Hidden Figures that carries a message of affirming ones ability and merit, not bashing and diminishing humans based on gender (or race, or sexuality and more). Please stop Kim Burrell & teach her and others like her who hate, a powerful lesson in 2017 - that this type of speech & loathing must stop. It is killing LGBT people and has for decades. We, as a unified community of humans must stand together to support LGBT people's freedom to BE! Help to send a life-saving message to LGBT people that We must not support artists, singers, churches and efforts that do not support Us. And LGBT allies must stand with the Community to help affirm this powerful life lesson for Us. Please stand firm on this Pharrell Williams and The Ellen DeGeneres Show. If the show has been pre-recorded in advance, we ask that her performance with Pharrell NOT AIR! Please don't allow this type of person to be promoted on such an LGBT affirming platform. #ISeeAVictory in stopping her and sending a strong, powerful message of love and support to LGBT people. We also ask that Pharrell and Hidden Figures movie stop ALL promotion that includes gospel singer Kim Burrell who clearly detests LGBT people; one who'd speak so clearly to diminish Our right and freedom to live and thrive in 2017 and who has since defended her statements captured in the hateful video. Let's STOP HER and this type of HATE together! My name is Anthony Antoine. I am an activist and a proud member of the LGBT Community. I have a strong relationship with God in spite of experiencing this type of hate rhetoric my entire life. I'm also a lover of music - especially gospel music however, I will not support artists that do not support me or the LGBT Community. I'm also a proud featured writer in the It Gets Better book and campaign that Ellen DeGeneres also shares a feature.
Ban Styrofoam Packaging and Plastic Bags in Florida
Florida is plagued with a frightening problem. A problem that’s catastrophic for the environment and detrimental to your health. Are you aware that Styrofoam never decomposes? And further, did you know that Styrofoam is created from several dangerous, cancer causing chemicals including benzene and styrene? Styrofoam is non-biodegradable and non-recyclable. It’s a petroleum-based plastic that once used and disposed of, stays in our environment forever. Plastic bags are causing another horrific environmental crisis. Disposable plastic bags may be convenient but are a massive source of man-made pollution. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), around one trillion disposable plastic bags are used each year and less than 5 percent are recycled! In the United States, we use over 380 billion plastic bags yearly, requiring 12 million barrels of oil to create. Plastic bags remain in landfills, forests, and oceans for at least 450 years! Plastic bags are especially harmful to Florida’s oceans as they trap, suffocate, disfigure, and cause death to marine animals. Both Styrofoam and plastic are light enough to float in water, which can be seen as food sources to some aquatic life. Therefore, the environmental impact of Styrofoam and plastic is disastrous. Manatees, fish, and even land animals can mistake these materials for food, which can harm or kill them. For example, a floating plastic bag may look like a jellyfish to a hungry sea turtle. For this reason, we created this project called Update the Sunshine State. Although Florida is famously known as "The Sunshine State," when it comes to solar energy and sustainability, Florida is embarrassingly lackluster. Florida is a state of breathtaking beaches, endless sunshine, and beautiful wildlife. However, Florida is horribly unsustainable. Plastic bags galore, Styrofoam packaging everywhere (seriously people, are we stuck in the 80's!?), minimal solar power usage, businesses not recycling, etc... It goes without saying that the state of Florida is in need of a progressive and forward thinking movement in the area of environment and sustainability. This is why our mission is to upgrade the sunshine state. Banning Styrofoam packaging and plastic bags is our first sustainable step. We invite you to join our mission. Here’s What you Can Do: * Please sign and share this petition * When at a restaurant, request the use of safer, more environmentally friendly packaging alternatives * Bring reusable bags to the grocery store * Use a reusable coffee mug * Ask your employer to remove Styrofoam and plastic, replacing them with washable, re-usable materials * Share this information with your family, your friends, and your co-workers * Get involved locally! Talk to your town’s mayor. Email your area’s senator. Reach out to Governor Rick Scott Update the Sunshine State is NOT a political project. This dire environmental issue exists whether you believe or disbelieve in global warming and/or climate change. Truth of the matter is, if we don’t take action NOW, Styrofoam packaging and plastic bags will continue to destroy our precious environment, beautiful oceans, and entire ecosystem. Let your voice be heard! Whether or not you live in Florida, please sign and share this petition. Sign it for the sea turtles and manatees. Sign it for the panthers and ospreys. Sign it for your children. Sign it for future generations. We all share the same living space; Earth - the place we call our home. Please, let it be known that you care. With your support, we can Update the Sunshine State! Connect and share: Website: http://updatethesunshinestate.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UpdateSunshine/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/UpdateSunshine Join our Hashtag Community -- tag pics of plastic bags or Styrofoam litter in your neighborhood and attach this petition link. Use these hashtags: #BanPlasticBags #BanStyrofoam #UpdateTheSunshineState About this Petition and Our Mission:Update the Sunshine State is a non-profit community project started by husband and wife duo, Michael and Mary Tamez. Our mission is to make Florida the greenest state in the United States and our goal is to change the way we think about waste, so we created a petition to ban plastic bags and Styrofoam in Florida. We want to collect 100,000 signatures so that we can bring the petition to Governor Rick Scott and we need your help. It’s not a matter of climate change. Nor is it a matter of global warming. It’s a matter of sustaining and protecting the same planet all humans call home. It's time to take action and contribute in a more positive and healthy way looking forward to our future generations...
Jesse Lugaro is a high functioning autistic artist wrongfully convicted in Virginia.
Virginia Legal System Needs to Change Jesse Lugaro My Fiance Everyone from Virginia knows that you don’t get in trouble here, people who aren’t from here know about the Virginia legal system. I was born and raised here grew up in Chesapeake, lived in all of the seven cities. I have done my own share of dealing with our legal system and its is rough when you have a traffic ticket. My fiance Jesse Lugaro is a high functioning autistic he is a talented artist and musician in many different forms and he has been railroaded by the Virginia system, because of his image. One thing about people who have autism they don’t lie, and he would not take a plea for a crime that he didn’t do. He does have a past and when he was guilty he plead as such and did his time without complaint. The prosecutor in his case Micheal D Defricke told Jesse he would take the plea or do life in prison and he made sure of it. He ignored evidence which I have that proves Jesse’s innocence. They even gave a plea deal to the main conspirator for no time on conspiracy charges just to testify against Jesse alone. The guy who committed these crimes doesn’t understand how him and Jesse can be serving time for the same crime, after he admitted guilt in his plea, his statement and all original statements from conspirators, suspects, and victims stated that Jesse was not involved and was actually scared for his life along with the victims. He has agreed to help in any way he can, because he doesn’t want someone else to suffer for a crime he committed. The Virginia legal system didn’t even provide him with a public defender in criminal law, they gave him an immigration lawyer. The lawyer provided to him brought no evidence forward in his defense and informed him he was being railroaded and there was nothing he could do.Jesse even requested a jury trial which was changed to bench trail the day of court, and Jesse did not agree to this. After Jesse was convicted for 3 counts of robbery (with no proof of him taking anything from anyone) and 3 gun charges (with no gun) the prosecutor pulled a Subway Robbery case from 2003 and charged Jesse with that. The victims in the Subway Robbery stated the guys who robbed the store had tattered gloves and they could see he had no tattoos, Jesse has had tattoos on his arms and hands since he was 16 or 17 years old when his mother brought him a tattoo gun to help with his autism. There is so much more that is wrong here, and I just need someone to help. I have affidavits from witnesses that weren’t aloud to testify on his behalf. I have a list of errors in the case that were completely ignored, and more. I have documentation of appeals for lack of evidence, motions to dismiss, affidavits, and statements from involved parties, none of which was considered during the trial. His mother has begged and pleaded for understanding and no one hears her cries. We as a people can't continue to allow our loved ones to be taking away with out question and no recourse for true justice. If we can come together and get notice on cases like this, we can bring him and others home. I really need help and I have the evidence to prove his innocence but no one will listen. Jesse has lost time with his sons , his brothers, and his mother. Through all this Jesse has kept faith in God and believes that the truth will come out, and he will be exonerated. We need him to come home. The stress of the injustice is killing his mother and making it very hard for him to keep an optimistic outlook.We don't want to lose him for something he didn't do. Me and his mother have been working with a lawyer who says it is inconceivable that our legal system has let him down in this way. The lawyer has told me to gather new evidence which I have but we also need to put the word out that we won’t stand for our loved ones to be taken away without reason. Here is hoping that you will hear me out, if you wouldn’t mind listening to my story please contact Brennan Snead. We have to make it right for Jesse for Everyone. www.facebook.com/Wrongfully-Convicted-We-have-to-make-it-right-2335046596765553
Make a Futsal court on Virginia Beach Oceanfront
Adidas built a temporary basketball court on sand for the Something In The Water festival which was amazing! Why not shoot for a futsal court too!?
REMOVE MUSIC & IMAGES W. SUICIDAL CONNOTATIONS FROM MAIN STREAM MEDIA
In a time where we as a people are more conscious in regards to the things we say, our actions and are trying to create more ways to help decrease the levels of suicides in our society this should traverse into our radio waves & the frequencies introduced to people youth and adults alike. TO START - The song " XO Tour llif3 by the artist Lil Uzi Vert"with the lyrics "push me to the edge all my friends are dead" should not be played on any major stations my immediate goal1: remove that song from major radio stations and Goal2: open up dialogue in regards to a peaceful balance between censorship and freedom of speech... why? imagine this reality: I am in my driveway and there is a father with his daughter in the car. He gets out to talk to someone and the radio is playing on a major station. His cute little princess maybe 3 or 4 is bopping to a song and then a new song comes on while her dad proceeds to talk to his friend. The song has a catchy tune and is repetitive so she picks it up quickly and starts to sing along. The words are: "All my friends are dead , push me to the edge" I AM DISGUSTED because she was too young to understand the magnitude of the toxic words she was singing but old enough to repeat it. I then googled the song and came across the video from Uzi Vert which was bloody and violent and another video popped up.woth an artist named New age JerkBoy who's song married to the game depicts the image of a male figure ( I say figure because although he appeared to be male he is wearing a white wedding dress so not sure if he is transgender, etc.. ) allowing a female to point a gun into his mouth. WHY ARE SONGS & IMAGES OF THIS NATURE ALLOWED TO BE DISPLAYED ON REGULAR RADIO stations, etc. online for all to see and have easy access to? Why should the young impressionable minds who will become our future leaders see such rubbish? WE are constantly lashing out against: bullying, we are creating suicide hotlines and we are telling people there is power in words yet we allow toxic music and images to be on display and not just on display but on the forefront. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH please sign this petition and let's put it in motion for there to be stronger censoprship STARTING FIRST with having that song pulled from the radio stations. A CONCERNED MOTHER Instagram, Facebook, Twitter @KidsWhoBank #PROTECTOURFUTURE
Add a VIEWER DISCRETION ADVISORY WARNING LABEL to the music video 1-800 SUICIDE PREVENTION
Sign this petition demanding Universal Music Group and Def Jam Records add a Viewer Discretion Advisory Warning label to the music video titled inappropriately, 1-800-273-8255 SUICIDE PREVENTION. It is critical to warn of provocative material that triggers Post Traumatic Stress Disorder for those who suffer with traumatic memories that provoke serious reactions that can cause death. The music video removed from the MTV Music Television network on December 8th 2017 is manipulating to the mind of millions who struggle. Janet Borelli, Vice President of Morals & Ethics, Viacom, agreed and promptly took action. The video continues on YouTube prompting daily dislikes that rise daily with over 153,000 people reacting to date. That is two Patriot stadiums full of supporters of raging detractors of the video's content! This petition is not requesting any changes to the content of the video - only that a warning label be added to prevent further provocation to those unaware of PTSD. As it stands, when a surfer googles "1-800-273-8255", the 800 National Suicide Prevention Hotline number, they are prompted to the mentally provoking video. The video triggers traumatic memories, severe PTSD, and suicide. Over the past ten years the suicide rate has rose consistently by .1 to .3 from year to year. The video was released in August of 2017 and since the suicide rate jumped astronomically from 1.5 in 2016, 100,000 to 3.6 for 2017! The news and facts being lost to hysteria and manipulation brought to us by the paid media that delivers local news. The increase in suicide for 2017 is the largest yearly increase ever recorded in U.S. history. Sign this petition and help many decide to watch with a clear warning and tell our society that we prefer prefer the brilliance of leaders to guide us over the manipulation of greed and blind evil. Adding the warning would give each viewer a choice; without it there is none and we suffer from modern internet bullying. A Viewer Discretion Warning Advisory Label is critical. Sign now and share to your friends. AEinstein Universe advocates for safe environments, balance to preserve mind health and each individual's right to well being. Angela Einstein, & Shane Brooks, Teammates AEinstein Universe, a fully recognized 501(c)3 organization. *https://www.facebook.com/logic/photos/a.223799527645688.74849.177029578989350/2158515680840720/?type=3&theater
Ariana Grande Come to Turkey (Dangerous Woman World Tour)
Hey Ari♡ We are your Turkish Arianators :) we love you and we are miss you so much but you not come to Turkey. We Wants Come to Turkey!