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United States of America

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Petition to US department of commerce, Dennis A. Muilenburg, Wilbur Ross, Boeing

Stop the United States from imposing an unfair 300% tariff on Bombardier Planes!

Help us protest against the unfair and ridiculous 300% import tariff imposed by the U.S. Department of Commerce and Boeing on Canadian-made Bombardier CSeries jets! In late September 2017, the commercial aerospace industry changed forever. The U.S. Department of Commerce has decided to implement a 300% tariff on all Bombardier CS100 and CS300 aircraft destined for airlines in the United States, following a trade complaint with Bombardier's American rival, Boeing.  The CS100 and CS300 are a new family of innovative aircraft designed to serve the 100-160 seat market. The CS100 (officially known as the BD-500-1A10) seats 108 to 133 passengers, while the larger CS300 (officially known as the BD-500-1A11) seats 130-160 passengers. Now, why is this so significant? Well, the Bombardier CSeries isn't your typical "sardine can" jetliner. It promises to deliver a unique and refreshing experience for passengers. Although it is a single-aisle jet, technological and aesthetically improvements allow the interior to feel like a wide-body jet. Notable improvements to the passenger experience include larger windows, higher-capacity pivoting overhead bins, a 5-abreast layout (with only one middle seat per row), and 18.5 inches of seat width throughout economy. By comparison, Airbus A320 economy seats are typically 18 inches wide, and Boeing 737 economy seats are usually 17 inches wide. Moreover, the CSeries is a very cost efficient aircraft to operate for airlines. The CSeries' PW1500G Geared Turbofan engines allow for a 20% lower fuel burn compared to existing narrow-body aircraft, as well as a 15% reduction in the cost per mile per passenger, as well as a 25% maintenance reduction. In addition, the use of composite materials on the CSeries, as well as other newly-developed technology, allow for a 15% reduction in operating costs compared to the A320ceo and B737NG, and a 12% reduction in operating costs compared to the A320neo and B737 MAX.  It is obvious that Bombardier's CSeries is destined to be a game-changer in the commercial aviation industry. However, aerospace giant Boeing thinks otherwise. By filing a lawsuit to Bombardier, Boeing claims that the sale of 75 CS100 jets to Delta Air Lines was "below market price," and called for the U.S. government to impose heavy taxes and tariffs on U.S. airlines that are buying the CSeries. Boeing is abusing American trade laws in this regard, and it is making a false claim that the CSeries is hurting competition. In reality, Boeing's last jet in the 100-130 seat market was the McDonnell-Douglas-designed 717. The 717's production line was terminated in 2006. Boeing's smallest jet is the 737 MAX 7, designed to serve markets of roughly 140 seats, well beyond the capacity of the CSeries. Truth be told, Boeing does not offer any aircraft that directly competes with the CSeries. By filing an unfair lawsuit, causing the Department of Commerce to impose tariffs, Boeing is instigating an all-out trade war between the United States and Canada. The only way to stop this is to prevent the final ruling of this case, expected in March 2018, to go the way of Boeing, which could potentially harm relations between the United States and its neighbor. By signing this petition, you can help by allowing the voice of the general public - the passengers who fly on commercial aircraft - to be heard. The CSeries is truly the airplane of the future, when compared to Airbus and Boeing's decades-old designs. Should the United States Government choose to drop this case in Bombardier's favor, passengers would once again enjoy glamour in the skies, on the CS100 aircraft coming to Delta Airlines in March 2018. Please help us by signing this petition against Boeing and the United States Department of Commerce. Every signature helps! We want the voice of the general public to be heard, so that justice could be heard in the midst of Boeing's ridiculous and unfair abuse of U.S. Trade Laws! As always, I express my sincere gratitude to all of my supporters in this case. 

Brian Wu
32 supporters
Update posted 2 days ago

Petition to US House of Representative

Ethiopians want Congress to vote no on HRes 128. Engage not Estrange!

Given that US foreign policy is to engage growing democracies, this resolution HRes128 unwittingly legitimizes extremists' agenda in Ethiopia. In order to have firsthand witnesses, Congress can send a factfinding delegation to Ethiopia and observe: law and order, security and wellbeing in the country; even in the restive regions which have suffered the effects of external agitators, namely in Oromia and Amhara regions. Social media has ignited and attempted to hijack organic opposition leaders. It has thwarted the progression of legitimate opposition, and taken advantage of factions to overthrow the government and yet has no plan to govern. But which extremists? There are in the diaspora extremists who are leaning on genuine opposition in Ethiopia their sole aim is to render the region unstable. There are religious extremists who are fomenting sectarian differences to further their political end. There are those whose claim to legitimacy is based solely on ethnic politics. Ethiopia's federation is not an ethnic federation but a multinational one, but by using the misnomer ethnic federalization; they are profiting from the real fear of ethnic warfare and disintegration of Ethiopia. In this regard, Congress has been hoodwinked by Ethiopian "Social Activist" in the diaspora (these have been practicing how to derail successive governments since the 70's but have never practiced governing) who participate not in transforming Ethiopia but rather yen for their missed opportunity at the helm. But as the saying goes, anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm. They excel at abusing the American regard for Freedom, Justice and Democracy. Congress is being used by these to legitimize their destructive and vengeful agendas. With HRes 128 Congress is being led to factually incorrect conclusions. HRes 128 risks straining the diplomatic relationship which has lasted over 100 years. This bill besmirches the reputation of Ethiopia for lack of genuine care and careful analysis. The wording of the bill alone undermines Congress' ability to come to a balanced and knowledgeable conclusion.  Vote No on HRes 128 and engage not estrange! The Ethiopian Renaissance Council has a plethora of case studies it can furnish this body of Congress if so willed.

Ethiopian Renaissance Council
720 supporters
Update posted 5 days ago

Petition to President of the United States, United States Supreme Court, U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Department of State, City of Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Brian Sandoval, Carolyn Goodman, Dean Heller, Catherine Cortez Masto, MGM Resorts International, James Murren, Kirk Kerkorian

Mandalay Bay Tribute & aid in helping to promote UNITY in our Nation

While I am not a resident of the state of Nevada - I am indeed still human and have a heart.  Which by the way, poor's out to each and every one of the victims, victims families, workers, volunteers, performers etc. that had to encounter and endure the horrific, tragic, mindless, senseless - (there are so many descriptive words to choose from) that are suitable for the act that took place on Oct. 1st 2017.  The victims came from all over the United States & perhaps even some from outside as well to partake in what was to be a positive-memorable experience, only to be traumatized in so many indescribable ways from mental/memory flashes/nightmares, to physical injury as well as the unjustifiable numbers of casualties that were from the hands of 1 being.   I'm not here to rant about the hideous acts that took place nor to discuss politics.  It was brought to my attention in discussion with another that Mandalay Bay was perhaps in deliberation/thought over what to do with the room #32135 that the bullets came flying from and lives were altered/affected/lost forever etched within.   I am petitioning with a goal of helping to aid the nation along with many others in finding unity and coming together to show support for one another.  It warms many as well as myself to partake in events that promote a positive environment for all no matter the cultures, backgrounds, beliefs etc.  Please join me in petitioning Mandalay Bay/MGM Resorts to not renovate and profit by making another room for others to attempt to make light of what came from #32135, not tear it apart and then seal it off never to be utilized.  Not made into a "boardroom" where perhaps business deliberations may take place.  Rather, to take #32135 complete strip it down and renovate it into an open area with seating as a memorial/devotional area to pay tribute to any and all that have been moved one way or another by this horrific event.  Now, whether MGM Resorts prefers to take and completely do the enter 32nd floor - even better.  Just create it into a place that may aid in finding peace within ourselves and others rather than a wall/door being installed attempting to block what happened OR renovating and utilizing it as a profitable option... UNLESS the profits in their entirety (perhaps the entire 32nd floor) go to organizations that aid in promoting unity such as the American Red Cross, Police/Fire/Medical Organizations that are our true 1st responders in times of need on a continuous basis!   As a person that was brought up to recite the Pledge, be mindful, respectful of not only others-but my surroundings.  I ask any and all to share this and sign as well as join hands even if via social media and promote unity: "one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all"!  Let's push this thru to MGM with a multitude of signatures to let them know that while this event was horrific, tragic, mindless & ruthless.  The country can come together in times as such and encourage them to aid in promoting unity.      

Jennifer Simmons
8 supporters