Petition to Mark Schlissel, Jim Kosteva, Michael J Behm, Mark J Bernstein, Ron Weiser, Shauna Ryder Diggs, Denise Ilitch, Andrea Fischer Newman, Andrew C. Richner, Katherine E White
University of Michigan: Rescind the Decision to Allow a Deer Cull on Campus
Please rescind the University's decision to allow sharpshooters on campus to kill deer. In addition to the myriad safety issues a cull presents and the waste of funds, the rationale is simple-minded. Wildlife experts agree Ann Arbor does not have an overpopulation, public health officials report no deer-associated disease threat in our area, and City officials agree that the main driver behind the cull is not vehicle collisions. There is little to no objective data on Ann Arbor's deer issues. If UM joins this cull, it will be joining an approach of “shoot first, ask questions later.” The Department of Natural Resources was surprised at the speed at which Ann Arbor decided to cull, as they say most communities study their deer issues for years before developing a strategy. And progressive communities, like Berkeley, California, choose nonviolent strategies. Violence should be our last resort, not our first. And maybe you haven't been told that this isn't "one and done." Urban culls are nothing more than a political quick fix -- a violent and financially wasteful endeavor that, as Ann Arbor's culling contractor says, must be repeated year after year. He refers to the repeated need to cull as though it were as harmless as "mowing the lawn." As Ann Arbor is not an island and the Arboretum has no surrounding fence, the deer will quickly rebound through increased birth rates and migration, and so both the taxpayers and the University will have wasted money. There is no deer overpopulation, no public health or safety crisis. Let’s solve this problem with creative, life-affirming solutions -- without taking up arms against wildlife and without putting wandering students at risk. So many residents, students and visitors enjoy wildlife in the Arb and other local natural areas; they do not want these sanctuaries of tranquility and natural beauty assaulted. Please reconsider the decision to fund and allow sharpshooters to kill deer on University land. The University of Michigan is a well-respected institution that values science, diversity, and peace; please keep it that way.
Petition to DAVID BASZUCKI
BRING BACK TIX _ ROBLOX
~ROBLOX TIX DEBATE Hello everyone, My name is Andrew and today I'm going to talking about TIX.Now I know it's been almost 2 years since they've been removed, but I feel that if we can stillspeakup about them. Then maybe we can reach out.A lot of people have forgotten about them, but I want to find a way to bring them backinto the community to make new players feel as if they are actually welcome.I posted a forum on ROBLOX, and everyone that seems to have replied are all of which are BC,but nobody takes into consideration the members of ROBLOX who can't afford BC, and are stuck asthe normal looking players. ROBLOX used to be a world where EVERYONE was able to come and join as a community,and hangout as a community. But now some of us feel as if ROBLOX just want's to work on it for the money. PRO's of TIX ~Keep newer people interested so that they will eventually want to buy BC~Gives people who can't afford BC a chance to earn currency and feel welcome into the community.~Give developers/shirt makers a chance to earn from members of the ROBLOX community who cannot afford BC, or R$~Bring back players who've left due to the loss of TIX~Bring back the ROBLOX trade system (Converts TIX to ROBUX and vise versa). Because believe it or not, the ROBLOX trade system was sort ofeducational to some people because it gave people that economic affiliation to the real world. ~DEBATE PART 2 ROBLOX stated that the currency system i.e Robux and Tix were confusing. But ironically a lot of us players who've been playing since 08+learned the difference between the two quite simply (I was 9). I see 6 year olds who know the difference between the 2, and can easily identify them. So there debate henceforth within that topic is illogical and deserves justification. If ROBLOX really wants to make some money, bring back TIX. Make TIX purchasable while rising the price of ROBUX.Make the prices of TIX sort of low (Not too low). Have items on the catalog that can be purchased using TIX so thatthe NON-BC members can feel somewhat equal to BC members. Make the TIX non-tradeable accross accounts so that peoplecan't cheat the system. I think ROBLOX should create a new system for members of the ROBLOX community to actually be able to advertise their gamesDue to the removal of TIX a lot of really great games that deserve recognition are not being pointed out.I think they should create a more efficient system for ROBLOX instead of just the banners on the sides and top.Because to be completely honest... who actually pays attention to those.
Petition to H.E. Say Samal ជូនចំពោះ, H.E. Hun Sen សម្តេច ហ៊ុន សែន
Save Cambodia's Embattled Forests
Scroll down for English! ប្រទេសកម្ពុជា មានការកើនឡើងនៃការបាត់បង់ព្រៃឈើខ្ពស់ជាងគេក្នុងពិភព លោក។ ការកាប់បំផ្លាញព្រៃឈើកំពុងនាំមកនូវទុក្ខវេទនាធ្ងន់ធ្ងរដល់ប្រជាជនខ្មែរ ជាពិសេស គឺប្រជាជនដែលពឹងអាស្រ័យផ្ទាល់ទៅលើព្រៃឈើ និងមនុស្សជាច្រើនប្រភេទ ទៀត។ ព្រៃឈើរបស់យើងគឺជាប្រភពទឹកនៃដំណាំស្រូវ វាដាក់លំនឹងទៅលើអាកាសធាតុ និងផ្តល់នូវភាពសម្បូរទៅដោយអត្ថប្រយោជន៍ដ៏មានតម្លៃដល់សហគមន៍មូលដ្ឋាន។ បច្ចុប្បន្ន យើងខ្ញុំសង្កេតឃើញថា ប្រភពដ៏សំខាន់មួយនេះបានបាត់បង់ទៅក្នុងកម្រឹតមួយដ៏ធ្ងន់ធ្ងរ។ យើងខ្ញុំសូមស្វាគមន៍ចំពោះការបង្កើតតំបន់ព្រៃការពារថ្មីៗក្រោមក្រសួងបរិស្ថាន។ យើងខ្ញុំសូមទទួចឲ្យឯកឧត្តម និងសម្តេច មេត្តាចាត់វិធានការដើម្បីបង្ហាញថា រាជរដ្ឋាភិបាលនៃព្រះរាជាណាចក្រកម្ពុជា ជាក់ជាមានការប្តេជ្ញាក្នុងកិច្ចការពារព្រៃឈើទាំងនេះ ដោយមិនគ្រាន់តែឲ្យអ្វីដែលមានចែងមានតែនៅលើក្រដាសប៉ុណ្ណោះនោះទេ ដែលជាហេតុនាំឲ្យវិនាសដោយការកាប់ឈើខុសច្បាប់ និងគម្រោងដីសម្បទានដីសេដ្ឋកិច្ច ដូចដំបន់ការពារដ៏ទៃៗទៀតនៅក្នុងប្រទេសកម្ពុជា។ យើងខ្ញុំសូមទទូចឲ្យមានការបិទដំណើរការរោងម៉ាស៊ីនអាឈើ ដែលកំពុងនាំឲ្យមានការកាប់បំផ្លាញព្រៃឈើ។ រោងម៉ាស៊ីនអាឈើត្រូវបិទដំណើរការនៅតាម និងក្នុងគ្រប់តំបន់ព្រៃការពារទាំងអស់។ សូមសម្តេច និងឯកឧសត្តម មេត្តាដកហូតអាជ្ញាប័៍ណ្ណសម្បទានដី សេចដ្ឋកិច្ចនៅក្នុងគ្រប់តំបន់ការពារមកវិញ ដែលជាកន្លែងដែលកំពុងមានការកាប់បំផ្លាញព្រៃឈើ ហើយធ្វើការបិទរោងម៉ាស៊ីនអាឈើនៅតាមគម្រោងដីសម្បទានសង្គមកិច្ច និងគម្រោងដីសម្បទានសេដ្ឋកិច្ច ជាពិសេស រោងម៉ាស៊ីនអាឈើដែលមាននៅក្នុងគម្រោងដីសម្បទានរបស់ក្រុមហ៊ុន ស៊ីងបៃអូតិច (Think Biotech) ដែលមានទីតាំងនៅក្នុងខេត្តក្រចេះ ដែលត្រូវបញ្ឈប់ និងបិទដំណើរការការកាប់ទន្រ្ទានព្រៃឈើ។ ដើម្បីរក្សាសន្តិសុខដល់បេតិកភណ្ឌនៃព្រះរាជាណាចក្រកម្ពុជា សម្រាប់មនុស្សជំនាន់ក្រោយ យើងត្រូវនាំគ្នាបិទដំណើរការរោងម៉ាស៊ីនអាឈើ ហើយសង្គ្រោះព្រៃឈើនៃព្រះរាជាណាចក្រកម្ពុជា។ Over the last ten years, Cambodia's forests vanished faster than almost anywhere else in the world. Our diverse and abundant forests are being destroyed by land-grabbing and ever increasing demand from the timber trade, profiting a small elite, while forest-dependent communities suffer. I see the suffering of forest communities on a daily basis as I go about my work investigating and campaigning against illegal logging. To save Cambodia's natural heritage we must take urgent action! The Cambodian government recently announced that over 1 million hectares of natural forest will now be protected, including the embattled Prey Lang forest, one of the largest remaining lowland evergreen forests in South East Asia. However, these must not be 'paper parks', like so many of Cambodia's existing protected areas that have been decimated by logging, mining and plantation development. Right now huge swathes of Prey Lang forest are being cut down, especially in the Think Biotech concession – an area of forest is being cleared without consideration of the communities that depend on forest products and lands and who have sacred sites within the forest. CHRTF is calling on the Ministry of Environment and the office of Prime Minister Hun Sen to save Cambodia's forests that so many people depend on. To do so the Cambodian government must close all sawmills in the newly established protected forests, and in Cambodia's existing protected areas. We also call to revoke Economic Land Concession licenses in protected forests, and close sawmills in ELCs and in social land concessions (SLCs). These sawmills are the main driver of forest degradation and are used to launder illegal timber from protected forests. Join us to call on the Cambodian government to shut down the sawmills, and save Cambodia's forests!
Petition to Reform BF Homes Movement
Reform BF Homes Now
We, from the Reform BF Homes Movement group of BF Homes, Paranaque, with all good intentions, humbly submit the following for consideration and possible implementation: 1. Our group wants to push the implementation of DUI (Driving Under the Influence) - based on an existing city ordinance, authored by Councilor Generoso Puzon, we may implement a DUI scheme along the roads of BF Homes, specifically Aguirre avenue given the fact that this area has a large concentration of restaurant and bars. On this note, these said restaurants and bars by all means should not serve alcohol to minors and restrict their entry to the premises. Our ultimate goal here is to promote road safety. 2. Moratorium on new businesses – provide stricter rules before they can open their business here in BF Homes, such as considering the fire code, parking, noise levels, sewer, and proper waste disposal. 3. Window hours of entry for outsiders. Restricting entry of non-residents with and without stickers by allowing them entry ONLY at certain hours of the day, unless they leave their IDs at the main gate. 4. Possible regulating of all access points into BF specifically along the fringes of our community especially those that are not manned by security guards such as De La Rama, Lagoon, and Cebu fences. Our aim is to improve the way of life of BF Homes residents that have been affected by the increasing commercialization of BF Homes. We are hoping for your support on this endeavor.
Petition to Larry Ellison, Safra Catz, Mark Hurd, Thomas Kurian, Inderjeet Singh
Tell Oracle to Move Forward Java EE as a Critical Part of the Global IT Industry
This petition was created by the Java EE Guardians. We are a group of people and organizations very concerned about Oracle’s current lack of commitment to Java EE. We are doing everything we can to preserve the interests of the Java EE community and the global IT industry. We believe that working together – including Oracle – we can ensure a very bright future for Java, Java EE and server-side computing. To make any of this possible we urgently need your support. Please help us by signing this petition. Every voice counts. Java EE is incredibly important to the long term health of the entire Java ecosystem. This is because of the basic fact that Java on the server will remain mission critical to global IT in the foreseeable future. Hundreds of thousands of applications worldwide are written in Java EE, many of those applications are regularly being brought to light. Even applications and frameworks that claim they do not use Java EE are in fact heavily dependent on many Java EE APIs today and going forward, regardless of trends like cloud or microservices. Just some of these APIs include Servlet, JAX-RS, WebSocket, JMS, JPA, JSF and so much more. There were no less than 4,500 input points to the groundbreaking, unprecedented survey to determine Java EE 8 features. In major survey after survey developers continue to show their strong support for Java EE and its APIs. Java EE vendors and products are some of the most enviably profitable in our industry certainly including Oracle and WebLogic. Few multi-vendor open standards are as widely implemented, supported, depended upon or as widely participated in as Java EE. Indeed there are no practical alternatives to Java EE as an open standards based platform. There is an extremely passionate, responsible community behind Java EE – most technologies would be hard pressed to find anything like the Java EE community. The Java EE Guardians is a testament to this fact. There is growing evidence that Oracle is conspicuously neglecting Java EE, weakening a very broad ecosystem that depends on strong Java EE development. Almost all work from Oracle on Java EE has ceased for more than six months with no end to the inactivity in sight. Unless things change soon Java EE 8 won’t be delivered in anywhere near the time when it was initially promised if it is delivered at all. It is very difficult to determine why this neglect from Oracle is occurring or how long it will last. Oracle has not shared it’s motivations even with it’s closest commercial partners let alone the community. A very troubling possibility is that it is being done because Oracle is backing away from an open standards based collaborative development approach and is instead pursuing a highly proprietary, unilateral path. There is a lot the community is doing together to try to tackle this problem the best we can. We are continuing to enthusiastically evangelize Java EE, including Java EE 8. We are strongly supporting active Java EE 8 JSRs like CDI 2 led by companies like Red Hat. We are lobbying Oracle to fulfill its commitments to the Java EE community through all channels available to us. This includes Java EE 8 expert groups as well as the Java Community Process (JCP) Executive Committee (EC). We are keeping all Java EE 8 expert group discussions active, in many cases despite lack of activity from Oracle. We are moving ahead Java EE 8 reference implementations, TCKs and specification documents through open source in many cases despite inactive Oracle specification leads. Our biggest challenge in this regard is access to the TCK and getting our work accepted by Oracle specification leads. We are exploring whether some inactive Oracle led JSRs can switch ownership to us or vendors like Red Hat, IBM, Tomitribe or Payara. Our biggest challenge in this regard is persuading Oracle to relinquish control of JSRs they are not delivering on. In conjunction to the above, in the interim we will provide the functionality that should be standardized in Java EE through open source. We will work with vendors like Oracle, Red Hat, IBM, Tomitribe and Payara to include these features in their Java EE runtimes out-of-the-box. We will provide these features to vendors completely free of charge with the clear goal of standardization as quickly as possible via the JCP. As committed as we are we still need Oracle to cooperate with us as a responsible, community focused steward to move Java EE forward. Persuading Oracle to adapt to the legitimate interests of people outside of itself – even its own customers – has proven challenging in the past. In all likelihood it may not be easy this time either, though there must always remain plentiful room for reasoned optimism. That is why your voice is so very important. Please join us in signing this petition to ask Oracle to: Clarify how it intends to preserve the best interests of the Java, Java EE and servers-side computing ecosystems. Commit to delivering Java EE 8 in time with a reasonable feature set that satisfies the needs of the community and the industry. Effectively cooperate with the community and other vendors to either accept contributions or transfer ownership of Java EE 8 work. After signing the petition please join us at javaee-guardians.io. The Java EE Guardians include many technical luminaries, journalists, Java Champions, JCP experts, JUG leaders and Java developers including Dr. James Gosling, Cameron McKenzie, Arjan Tijms, Bauke Scholtz, Werner Keil, Reza Rahman and Kito Mann. The Java EE Guardians include many Java User Groups and companies around the world including Connecticut JUG, Istanbul JUG, the Japan JUG, Columbus, Ohio JUG, Peru JUG, Madras JUG, India, Esprit Tunisian JUG, Pakistan JUG and Bulgarian JUG.
Petition to Coca-Cola, Coca-Cola Press
Bring Back Vault Sodas!
Since the other famous citrus soda, Surge, has came back to the market, why not bring backVault sodas? • "Vault was a soft drink introduced by The Coca-Cola Company in 2005, and it was the first of its kind: a hybrid between a soda and an energy drink that had one of the most unique and scintillating tastes on the market. Some people have compared it, unjustly, to Mountain Dew or Mello-Yello because of the similar citrus qualities, but what it brings to the soft drink market is a distinctive, full-bodied taste with character and nuance that cannot be found in any soda or energy drink currently available for purchase to the average consumer. Everything from the taste of the product to the shape of the bottles and sprightly advertising campaigns lent a vitality to the soft drink market and The Coca-Cola Company that has been absent ever sinceVault went off the shelves at the end of 2011. I'm asking you today to help me bring this wonderful and delicious beverage back from the soft drink cemetery by signing this petition to get Vault back on the shelves and back in our fridges. Thank you for your time and your help in this matter," states Caleb Wright from Charlotte, NC who's petitioned for the same but the petition was closed. (Bring Back Vault) Dear Coca-Cola Company, I, along with many others, would love to taste that nostalgic taste of a Vault soda one more time. This soda was really my childhood drink I guess you could say. Vault always would have that smooth flow of citrus whenever you drank it and that would always get me, also my taste buds, a chilling feeling before I could even take off the cap. If you guys could revive that experience for all of us, it would be amazing. From one of your dearest drinkers, Toby Timmerman
Petition to Stephen D. Showfety, Don Webb, Paul Mengert, Linda Shaw, Jim White, Graham Bennett, Allen Joines, Kevin J. Baker
STOP the renaming of PTI (Piedmont Triad International Airport)
Give Us Your Pick For a NameHelp Us Tell the Airport Authority our Opinion and what we feel the name of our Airport should be. Answer just a few short questions and have your voice heard by the Airport Board members. Complete the Survey at this link http://standbypti.com/survey/ Have you voted to STOP the name Change? Have you invited a local friend? Have you voice your opinion to the name? http://standbypti.com/survey/ Are you following this on Twitter? Email: StandByPTI@gmail.comWeb Site: http://standbypti.com/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StandByPTI/Twitter: @StandByPTI - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - UPDATE: After seeing the PTI Press Release today I am delighted that the thousands of individuals that have signed the Change.org petition voice has been heard. This issue has hit a core nerve of the citizens of the Piedmont Triad area and our identity. I still plan to attend the January 23, 2018 PTI Board Authority and will express my views and the thousands that have spoken. It is not my interest to be a part of the final name that others will recommend, but if asked I will clearly give my opinion as a native of the Piedmont Triad. https://flyfrompti.com/statement-from-piedmont-triad-airport-authority-regarding-airport-name/ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Important: At the end of signing this petition please add a comment, news or personal story to others to why you signed this petition and why STOPPING this name change is important to our community! Send your non-FaceBook friends to StandByPTI.com Piedmont Triad Airport Authority Board of Directors has voted unanimously on December 19th to change the name of the "Piedmont Triad International Airport" (PTI) to "Central North Carolina International Airport". There has been a major outpouring on social media that there is nothing wrong with the current name and that the new name was made with haste and not considering the thoughts of the community. Airport authority members, appointed by area governments, say they’ve been discussing this change for months. But quietly, without public input. So public reaction, not surprisingly, is ... unenthusiastic. Piedmont Triad International Airport is a public facility governed by a regional authority. Its members are appointed by Guilford and Forsyth county commissioners and Greensboro, High Point and Winston-Salem city councils. Putting just one city, Greensboro, in the name of the airport would leave out the other entities. Including them all would create a name that’s too long. This dilemma led to the Piedmont Triad International Airport compromise 30 years ago. The Piedmont Triad is made of up three cities, Winston-Salem, Greensboro and High Point, North Carolina. Piedmont Triad International Airport had its start in 1927 when the Tri-City Airport Commission selected 112 acres near the community of Friendship for an airport, and petitioned to become a stop along the congressionally authorized airmail route from New York to New Orleans. Learn more at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piedmont_Triad_International_Airport There are more reasons not to change this name that I can not list all of them but will list a few: Central North Carolina International Airport does not represent the airport or it's geographic location Some have suggested using "Greensboro International Airport" as many cities have done The name is not broken, why change it? It was stated that Chris Chung head of EDPNC (Economic Development Partnership of NC) to the Airport Authority Board said "While all of us in NC are used to the term Piedmont Triad, I’ll admit I’d never heard the name before moving here.". A respected local Greensboro native said this to what Chris Chung said "Chris knows as much about Marketing as you do Brain Surgery. All I have heard is laughter and unbelief on the name change. It could well cost us ridership. Makes as much sense as what comes out of Congress!" Hundred of thousands of dollars to change names because some group wanted to change something for the sake of change. It won't bring another carrier in to serve newer markets or reduce the cost of using this airport. From H Scott Hoffmann, writer News & Record: "Sitting in Greensboro, we’d like to see our city’s name associated with our city’s airport. People know cities, some better than others. Greensboro is the third-largest city in the country’s ninth-largest state. Its airport also ranks third in size, behind two that carry the names of specific cities: Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham. RDU is located between Raleigh and Durham, so sharing those names makes sense." "Our airport, by whatever name, is poised for growth. Passenger traffic was up this year, with fares on many flights lower than what are available in Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham. Also, travel hassles are fewer than at larger airports. Honda Aircraft and Haeco Americas are just two companies that have successful operations here, and an aviation-related industrial site is ready for development — in Greensboro." "There probably wasn’t a pressing need to rename the airport, and there’s unlikely to be public consensus that the best new name was selected." It is the goal of this petition is to have the Piedmont Triad Airport Authority Board of Directors STOP this name change immediately by seeing the outpouring on names on this petition that this was not a well thought idea.
Petition to Michael Reed, Margaret McAustin, Margo Morales, Sylvia Vega, Diane Marcussen
Stater Bros: Improve the Allen Ave grocery store in northeast Pasadena
In the transition between the Vons becoming a Stater Bros store, our neighborhood grocery store in northeast Pasadena will be closed. While we are pleased that the site will remain a grocery store, we feel that the new store operator and property owner have an obligation to make site improvements to increase the safety and security of its patrons and nearby neighbors. Below are the issues we would like to see improved: More pedestrian friendly. Many elderly residents walk to the grocery store, and many other neighbors do as well, but getting to the store through the parking lot is frightening at times. There needs to be safer paths to the store for pedestrians off of Allen Ave, E Washington, and Bellford. Students walk across the lot and past the delivery docks to Bellford which is very dangerous. Enclosed dumpsters. The store's dumpsters are not covered, which is both unsightly and unsanitary. Many commercial centers have their dumpsters enclosed to prevent this and bad smells. We want the same for our neighborhood. Covered loading docks. The delivery truck design is a disaster. However, given the age of the store, it is what it is. But there is an opportunity to reduce the truck noise and air pollutants by covering the loading docks. Thus, a sound enclosure around the loading area should be mandatory to bring the delivery trucks into compliance with the city noise standards. This can be constructed as a stucco tunnel enclosure lined with a 2-inch-thick absorptive blanket on the interior walls and ceiling. Shielded LED parking lot light fixtures. Shielded light fixtures force the light straight downward, reducing light pollution. These are better for the environment and the neighborhood. Maintain limited hours of operation. One major risk is that a new grocer will seek operating 24-hours a day. It increases the chance of crime and additional noise. Increased security. We would like to see on-site security during all business hours. In particular, this will help keep the parking lot safe for pedestrians. Review Alcohol/Liquor Sales. There are a handful of liquor stores and bars in the immediate vicinity, so it calls into question the need for another licensed retailer of alcohol and liquor. Immediately adjacent to the site are two liquor stores and the 1881 bar (which actually shares the site). We would like to see a community hearing held to review alcohol and liquor sales at the Stater Bros to determine if it's in the community's best interest to have another licensed vendor. A recent survey conducted on the site - surveymonkey.com - shows majority support for the site improvements. Note: while it is a small sample taken, the responses are from adjacent residents to the site. While residents cannot control lower prices, we can advocate for the other site improvements. 52% of respondents want improved store security both inside and outside of the store. Whereas, 43% of respondents want store access to be more pedestrian friendly, as well as shielded LED park lot lights. We encourage Stater Bros and the property owner to invest in these improvements, as well as to work with the community in dealing with the issue of store safety and alcohol/liquor sells. We are grateful for the site to remain a grocery store, but we believe this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make improvements to this aging store and site. Please sign our petition and help improve our community grocery store and neighborhood.