Petition to Jack Roberts, MHSAA
Make the High School Playoffs Fair for All Students
Private schools represent only 14% of MHSAA schools, but they are winning two or three times as many state championships as they statistically should. For instance, private schools have won 40% of the state titles in football, 54% in hockey, 41% in girl's basketball, and 53% in girl's soccer since the year 2000. We believe students should not have a built in advantage based on the type of school they attend. The statistics prove that the MHSAA should consider more than enrollment in determining playoff groupings. We are asking the MHSAA to provide state championship data to member schools and let them have a yes or no vote on implementing a competitive balance proposal. If member schools vote yes, a second vote should be taken to pick a particular system to assure greater fairness in the playoffs.
Petition to Reuven Carlyle, David Taylor, Shelley Kloba, Brandon Vick, Steve Kirby, David Sawyer, Cindy Ryu, Andrew Barkis, Brian Blake, Bill Jenkin, Cary Condotta
Washington Cannabis Producers & Processors Amend RCW 69.50.325 Sell Direct to the Public
Issue Paper: Legislation for Marijuana Producers and Processors Date: 12-21-2015 Description of Issue: The purpose of this paper is to recommend the Washington State Liquor and Marijuana Control Board co-sponsor the legislative amendment of RCW 69.50.325 (1) and (2) to allow: Any domestic marijuana producer [and or processor] licensed under this section may act as a retailer for its own products at its licensed location so long as the location meets all of the requirements of a licensed retailer. Why is this Necessary? The current market is largely skewed in favor of the marijuana retailers. Some have described the market as an “oligopsony” (from Ancient Greek ὀλίγοι (oligoi) "few" + ὀψωνία (opsōnia) "purchase") which is a market form in which the number of buyers is small while the number of sellers is large by comparison. The passage of Initiative 502 by the people of the State of Washington anticipated a regulated but balanced market where the retail price of marijuana could compete with the Black Market. After 17 months of legalization the data shows that one average licensed retailers are making an average of 66 times the profit of licensed producers, as one would expect in a classic oligopsony. The retail prices are largely still not competitive with the Black Market. Allowing licensed producers and processors to sell “its own products at its licensed location so long as the location meets all of the requirements of a licensed retailer” will create additional outlets and create more competition and alleviate the oligopsony market conditions. Additional price competition will help to restore balance to the regulated system and lower prices to help compete with the Black Market. Background: The same or similar language was passed in 2006 for craft distilleries. Before that time craft distilleries where similarly situated to today’s marijuana producers and processors. The similar craft distillery legal revision has been well received and has helped the Washington State Distillery business and tourism of the same. Copies of those legislative bills are attached as Appendix B. What changes are proposed? Amend RCW 69.50.325 (1) and (2) to add the following language: (1) Any domestic marijuana producer licensed under this section may act as a retailer for its own products at its licensed location so long as the location meets all of the requirements of a licensed retailer. (2) Any domestic marijuana processor licensed under this section may act as a retailer for its own products at its licensed location so long as the location meets all of the requirements of a licensed retailer. A redlined version of RCW 69.50.325 is attached as Appendix A Appendix A (Redlined Version of Proposed Changes) RCW 69.50.325 Marijuana producer's license. (1) There shall be a marijuana producer's license to produce marijuana for sale at wholesale to marijuana processors and other marijuana producers, regulated by the state liquor and cannabis board and subject to annual renewal. The production, possession, delivery, distribution, and sale of marijuana in accordance with the provisions of this chapter and the rules adopted to implement and enforce it, by a validly licensed marijuana producer, shall not be a criminal or civil offense under Washington state law. Every marijuana producer's license shall be issued in the name of the applicant, shall specify the location at which the marijuana producer intends to operate, which must be within the state of Washington, and the holder thereof shall not allow any other person to use the license. The application fee for a marijuana producer's license shall be two hundred fifty dollars. The annual fee for issuance and renewal of a marijuana producer's license shall be one thousand dollars. A separate license shall be required for each location at which a marijuana producer intends to produce marijuana. Any domestic marijuana producer licensed under this section may act as a retailer for its own products at its licensed location so long as the location meets all of the requirements of a licensed retailer. (2) There shall be a marijuana processor's license to process, package, and label marijuana concentrates, useable marijuana, and marijuana-infused products for sale at wholesale to marijuana processors and marijuana retailers, regulated by the state liquor and cannabis board and subject to annual renewal. The processing, packaging, possession, delivery, distribution, and sale of marijuana, useable marijuana, marijuana-infused products, and marijuana concentrates in accordance with the provisions of this chapter and chapter 69.51A RCW and the rules adopted to implement and enforce these chapters, by a validly licensed marijuana processor, shall not be a criminal or civil offense under Washington state law. Every marijuana processor's license shall be issued in the name of the applicant, shall specify the location at which the licensee intends to operate, which must be within the state of Washington, and the holder thereof shall not allow any other person to use the license. The application fee for a marijuana processor's license shall be two hundred fifty dollars. The annual fee for issuance and renewal of a marijuana processor's license shall be one thousand dollars. A separate license shall be required for each location at which a marijuana processor intends to process marijuana. Any domestic marijuana processor licensed under this section may act as a retailer for its own products at its licensed location so long as the location meets all of the requirements of a licensed retailer. (3) There shall be a marijuana retailer's license to sell marijuana concentrates, useable marijuana, and marijuana-infused products at retail in retail outlets, regulated by the state liquor and cannabis board and subject to annual renewal. The possession, delivery, distribution, and sale of marijuana concentrates, useable marijuana, and marijuana-infused products in accordance with the provisions of this chapter and the rules adopted to implement and enforce it, by a validly licensed marijuana retailer, shall not be a criminal or civil offense under Washington state law. Every marijuana retailer's license shall be issued in the name of the applicant, shall specify the location of the retail outlet the licensee intends to operate, which must be within the state of Washington, and the holder thereof shall not allow any other person to use the license. The application fee for a marijuana retailer's license shall be two hundred fifty dollars. The annual fee for issuance and renewal of a marijuana retailer's license shall be one thousand dollars. A separate license shall be required for each location at which a marijuana retailer intends to sell marijuana concentrates, useable marijuana, and marijuana-infused products.
Petition to Roy Cooper
Harsh 74 yr prison sentencing - Demanding a release.
I first want to start off by saying .. no one on this Earth is perfect. We all do things that we are not proud of due to the things we go through in life. My father Toby Love was convicted in the year of 2004 to 74 years in prison due to Robbery with a dangerous weapon. My father has served 13 of his 74 year sentence. After the crime took place, my father turned himself in, and admitted to his wrong doing. In the event of the trial, my father was not granted a fair trial do to several reasons. The judge at the time (may she Rest In Peace) Evelyn Hill, was being investigated bc of her comments and the way she handled trials. There were several aligations against her that she was being prejudice during some trial cases. The trial court committed plain and prejudicial error when she failed to recuse herself when she had a bias against My father, Toby Loves trial counsel, Craig Thompson. Judge Evelyn Hill had a history of unfairly treating Craig Thompson, Which was also my fathers defense attorney. She was biased against him and had demonstrated an unprofessional attitude towards him in a previous trial. She should not have presided over any case where he was an attorney. My father could not get a fair trial with Evelyn Hill on the bench. Her past conduct towards His defense counsel was so outrageous that the Court of Appeals granted Craig Thompson’s former client a new trial. She had a duty to recuse herself in the interests of justice. In October, 2003 Judge Evelyn Hill presided over the indecent liberties jury trial of Douglas Shane Wright in Alamance County Superior Court. Mr. Wright’s defense attorney was Craig Thompson. Mr. Wright was found guilty and appealed the decision to the North Carolina Court of Appeals.His main assignment of error was that Judge Hill’s unprofessional conduct and demeaning attitude towards his trial counsel deprived him of a fair trial:Defendant cites several incidents in which he argues the trial judge’s extraneous comments to his counsel were improper and deprived him of a fair and impartial trial. State v. Wright, (North Carolina Court of Appeals, decided August 16, 2005) The Court of Appeals granted Wright a new trial. When my father was tried in December of 2004 the Wright case had not yet been decided. My father deserves to have his case reviewed. He deserves to be free. There are several more court errors during my dads trial other than that. But his appeal was always denied. I'm not sure if it was to protect the judge at the time but it is definitely not fair! I talk to my father daily on the phone, and each day I speak to him he apologies to me and my family for letting us down. My father has four children. All girls aging 27, 24, 23, and 19. He has missed 13 years of our lives. He also has a granddaughter that he has never met, but talks to on the phone and sends her mail, like cute cards on her birthday so that she is aware that he exists. My father just recently had a birthday May 22. This made 13 birthdays that he has spent in prison. His best friend (his father) my grandfather passed away two years ago. My dad was able to come to the viewing of the body but not the funeral. They had him chained like an animal in the funeral home. He couldn't even hug his father goodbye, let alone his children who were standing in the same room watching him hurt as we hurt. They did not allow us to touch our father. To not be able to comfort my father during a time like that but to be in his presence was devasting. My father has always been known to be a great man. A loving father, a wonderful uncle, a great husband, a caring son and a funny but spirited brother. He would give you the shirt off his back if you didn't have one. He loved to work on cars, and build things like decks and renovations of houses. He loved his Rottweiler Fry, and Fry loved him. He was always walking that dog or teasing him with something! He enjoyed being the neighborhood handyman for the kids when their bikes broke down or when there scooters jammed up. I've always looked up to my dad, he was well respected. We all know you have to give respect to get it. Since being in prison, my father has obtained his GED and has read numerous books. He has a job as a barber in the prison facility making $2 a week. My father has always been a hard worker. I believe he just got caught up with the wrong people at the wrong time. It's been 13 years. And the trial as well as the judge was not fair! The trial was prejudiced and for 13 years nothing has been done about it although the judge that convicted him resigned due to the aligations and complaints against her. I feel like my father has served his time. And continunting to spend over 20,000 a year just to house him in prison is unnecessary. My father wants to work, he wants to spend time with his family, he wants to walk us down the aisle when the time comes. He wants to be apart of society. He wants to show us that he is not his mistakes. My father deserves a second chance at life!
Petition to Roberto Martínez
Get Radja Naingollan Called up to the Red Devils
Fans of Belgium's national team will be dismayed to hear that the current coach has omitted superstar Radja Naingollan from his line up for the second month running, citing lateness and smoking with cigarettes. as fans we feel betrayed by our coach, and many of us wonder if he can put his ego aside for all of two seconds and call up our best midfielder. Furthermore, we love il ninja, and we think that his work ethic and dedication makes our team more fun to watch. We hereby conclude that there is no logical reason why Radja isn't on this team. It is an absurdity of immense proportions, and perhaps we should try for once to be less surreal. We demand Radja get called up IMMEDIATELY, and that Bob Martinez apologize for the insult to his character. If this does not happen we will demand the coaches resignation and sick a lion on him. Long Live King Naingollan Tous Ensemble - Allemaal Samen - Etwas auf Deutsch
Petition to Jeff Kaplan, Geoff Goodman, Blizzard, Overwatch , Blizzard Entertainment
Help this nice guy getting harassed by game company
Youtube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsT-BupEK6M2LpAdBDojJsg This guy keeps being banned for reasons like being toxic and hacking while in reality he's just being a nice guy to everyone he plays with and he even provides proof. Blizzard needs to stop banning him for no reason and let him enjoy the game.
Petition to Elizabeth Warren, Donald Trump, Richard Cordray, John McCain, Kyrsten Sinema, David Schweikert, Mike Pence, Barack Obama, Paul Ryan, Kevin McCarthy, Nancy Pelosi, Steve Scalise, Steny Hoyer
BANK OVERDRAFT FEES - STOP THE UNETHICAL "stacking the deck" BY REORDERING TRANSACTIONS
Enough is enough - the greed from corporate banks needs to be heavily regulated and restored back to being ethical. In 2015, the major corporate banks (Wellsfargo, JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America) reported an annual revenue of $11.16 BILLION in overdraft fees alone. That's more an our entire education system - all to prey on those who are already in poverty and/or mostly those who use online and mobile banking. We are in the 21st century, the vast majority of Americans utilize online and mobile banking. We are blind in trusting our financial institutions, as they are against us by reordering, dropping/changing pending charges and confusing us to the point of their massive gain. 80% of banks use this strategy to undermine everyday US citizens, struggling families, the sick and old by processing larger transactions first so the rest will result in overdrafts. Or, they will rearrange the postings, change the amount and delay others in order to acquire overdraft fees. THIS SHOULD NOT BE LEGAL. If casinos can't do this, why should banks?! What if we cycled $11 BILLION back into the pockets of Americans, especially to those families who need it the most?! Time for a change America! Take back our power and stop the greed....2008 was enough!
Petition to Parkersburg City Council Members, Tom Joyce
Fairness for Parkersburg: I SUPPORT the Parkersburg Non-Discrimination Ordinance
Dear Council Members, I SUPPORT the passage of the proposed Parkersburg Non-Discrimination Ordinance as it is currently written to add sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status and genetic information to the existing list of protected groups covered by the West Virginia Human Right Act. All Parkersburg city residents and visitors should be able to live, work, and visit free from discriminatory treatment. I understand that the members of the previously mentioned groups currently have no protections from being fired, evicted or denied basic public accommodations just for being who they are. Furthermore I understand that "Places of Public Accommodations" is a legal term as defined by Title II of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 outlawing discrimination in hotels, motels, restaurants, theaters, and all other public accommodations defined by law as engaging in commerce, and that the definition provides an exemption for private clubs or other establishments not in fact open to the public including churches. To argue that this definition means anything otherwise would be contrary to established and existing law. I also do not believe in the Bathroom Predator Myth being perpetuated by those opposing this ordinance. West Virginia does not currently have any laws defining restroom usage. As such transgender people in West Virginia have always been free to use the rest facilities corresponding to their gender identity. This ordinance will in no way change that and it is not a "Bathroom Bill". Failing to pass this ordinance sends the wrong message to citizens, visitors, businesses, and prospective employers and employees. Nationally, 96% of Fortune 500 companies have LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination employment policies. Locally, Camden Clark Hospital, HighMark BCBS West Virginia, People's Bank, Huntington Bank, WVUP, Walmart, McDonalds just to name a few, all have LGBT inclusive non-discrimination employment policies. Major companies are aware that to recruit and retain the best and brightest people, they must have an inclusive workplace environment in communities which promote a high quality of living. Not passing this ordinance sends a message to businesses and difficult-to-attract millennial workers that Parkersburg is not interested in moving forward. It is time for Parkersburg to join the ten other cities and towns in West Virginia that have already passed inclusive non-discrimination ordinances like the one before you today. I urge you to vote Yes on the Parkersburg Non-Discrimination Ordinance to send the message that Parkersburg is No Place for Hate.