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Petition to FCC

Save Net Neutrality

Before you read on, please subscribe to https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXCLdkGct0zLS5z2w7KGNhQ so you don't miss anything, etc!   - The ability to organize grassroots movements, whether locally or across the globe, is made possible by an open Internet. Since its creation, the Internet has become the world’s megaphone for free speech, protected by the principles of Net Neutrality, which require internet service providers (ISPs) to give everyone equal access to everything you use the internet for -- email, watching videos, listening to music, or signing petitions on Change.org. Without Net Neutrality, ISPs can choose what you see online, favoring some sources or blocking others. For example, if someone launched a petition on Change.org against a company like Verizon, Net Neutrality prevents Verizon from blocking or slowing their customers’ access to our site. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is moving to end Net Neutrality -- which could mean giving big cable companies room to charge extra fees, block and censor users -- by removing ISPs from Title II of the Communications Act, a rule that means ISPs are subjected to tougher regulations that prevent them blocking sites, creating paid “fast” lanes, and throttling internet speeds. This decision could have global implications for the way the world shares and receives information from journalists, newsrooms, and NGO’s.Net Neutrality also prevents ISPs from creating paid “fast lanes” that would give faster delivery of content to companies who can afford to pay more. An organization or platform like Change.org that couldn’t afford those fees, couldn’t communicate with their supporters. In the United States, there is strong bipartisan support for Net Neutrality. A recent poll conducted by Mozilla found that Republicans, Democrats and Independents overwhelmingly support these rules. At Change.org, we believe that people everywhere should have the tools they need to make their voices heard. We’re a social good company powered by technology that empowers anyone anywhere to take action on the issues they care about. A closed off Internet means fewer ways for millions of people to make the change they want to see.Without an internet equally accessible to everyone regardless of income or geography, we can’t continue that mission. Add your name to let Congress and the FCC know that you support an open internet.

Petition For Change
11 supporters
Started 3 months ago

Petition to Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives

Resignation of Rick Perry Secretary Energy he refuses to do his own job

Rick Perry  refuses to do his job! I have offered to import russian  scientist and engineers  to deal with the nuclear  waste that has accumulated  on every reactor site for the last 57 years. They found a way to convert spent fuel to clean energy. Rick Perry  is responsible at hanFord for the 65 workers  exposed to plutonium particles plutonium named for the Greek god of the underworld because it is death to humans.  The flagship product of the energy solution as part of Rosatom's integrated proposal is the evolutionary reactor design of VVER-1200. It was developed based on the variants of the VVER-1000 reactor, which were built for foreign customers in the 1990s and 2000s: Bushehr NPP (Iran), Kundankulam NPP (India), Tianwan NPP (China). Each parameter of the reactor has tried to improve, as well as to introduce a number of additional security systems that reduce the probability of radiation release in any accident and their combinations beyond the sealed reactor compartment - the container. As a result, VVER-1200 is characterized by a 20% higher capacity with comparable equipment sizes for WWER-1000, a service life of 60 years, the ability to maneuver power in the interests of the power system, a high CIUM (90%), Scientific supervisor of the project - RRC "Kurchatov Institute" (Moscow); developer - OKB "Gidropress" (Podolsk), the main manufacturer - "Atommash" (Volgodonsk). The project provides burnout of fuel up to 70 MW • day / kgU. Seismic (SL-2) - ≤ 0.3 g. As options, it is possible to use a slow-moving turbine and a maneuvering unit (range 100-50-100). Quite a lot of rework touched the internal elements of the reactor (mine, septum, block of protective pipes, sensors, etc.), both to prevent various accidents, and to ensure a 60-year service life. In the long term, it is possible to use MOX fuel.The VVER technology uses a dual-circuit nuclear steam-producing body plant with a thermal neutron reactor, in which conventional water under pressure is the coolant and retarder. The design includes four cooling loops with a steam generator, a main circulation pump (MCP), a pressure compensator, a relief and emergency fitting on steam pipelines, and capacitances of the emergency core cooling system (SAOS) of the reactor. Thus, VVER-1200 combines the reliability of long-proven engineering solutions with a complex of active and passive safety systems, modified to take into account the "postfuskim" requirements.The technical solutions used in VVER-1200 - such as the pool of spent fuel storage inside the containment, the filters at the exit from the interclosure ventilated space, the unique "melt trap" with the sacrificial material, the passive heat dissipation system, which has no analogues - allow us to call it the reactor installation of the generation III +. The design solutions of the SAOZ system are interesting. This is a container with cold boric acid under pressure. In the event of a rupture of the hull or pipelines, they ensure the entry of boric acid into the reactor, muffling it and providing cooling. The use of this, as well as other systems in the complex guarantees a high level of internal safety of the reactor installation.The first power unit with the VVER-1200 reactor - the power unit No. 6 of Novovoronezh NPP-2 - was included in the Russian power system in August 2016. Generation III + power units are currently being built in the US, France and other countries, however, it was the sixth power unit of Novovoronezh NPP that became the first unit of the last generation in the world to reach the stage of physical start-up and pilot production. Another similar block is being built there. It is also planned to use VVER-1200 at the Leningrad NPP-2 under construction and at the Belarusian Nuclear Power Plant (near Ostrovets, Grodno Region). The general contractor for the construction of all these new power units is the ASE Group of Companies.The tasks that are put in the process of reactor operation are experimental demonstration of the key components of the closed fuel cycle, development in real operating conditions of new types of equipment and advanced technical solutions introduced to improve the efficiency, reliability and safety. As fuel in the BN-800 can be used as usual (with uranium oxide) and uranium-plutonium MOX fuel (a mixture of 235U and 239Pu). The use of uranium-plutonium fuel in this "fast" reactor allows not only to use the reserves of energy plutonium, but also to dispose of weapons-grade plutonium, as well as to burn long-lived isotopes of actinides from the irradiated fuel of thermal reactors. This gives hope for the formation in the future of an ecologically clean, closed nuclear fuel cycle.The commissioning of the BN-800 proved that Rosatom retained its competence in the field of practical experience in the construction and launch of fast reactors. The reliable operation of the unit is designed to contribute to ensuring the nuclear power industry of Russia with fuel for a long time due to the reproduction, utilization of spent nuclear fuel from thermal power plants and the utilization of radioactive waste by involving in the useful production cycle of dumped uranium and plutonium. In October 2016, the oldest American energy magazine POWER - one of the most influential and authoritative international professional publications in this field - evaluated these prospects and awarded the fourth power unit of Beloyarsk NPP with the Power Awards for 2016 in the category "Top Plants". It was observed, that this power unit is the most powerful breeder in the world (fast breeder reactor) on fast neutrons with a liquid metal sodium coolant. The nomination "Best Stations" identifies the most promising and innovative projects that indicate the vector of development of the entire industry. Thanks to the construction of the BN-800, as experts say, Russia currently ranks first in the world in the technology of building "fast" reactors.  

Josh Stevens
17 supporters