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Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2007 21:50:25 -0000 Subject: On the face of it ...

On the face of it, with all other things being equal, a `need' for (actual) longer detention-without-charge than other countries,

- is a sign of the stupidity of the investigators, or the cruelty of the legislators.

In either case, something the English parliament shouldn't be boasting about.

Ray D

NB - here's what other countries do -
why is UK the most unfair & least democratic?
R.D





Date: Wed, 5 Dec 2007 08:08:42 -0800 (PST) Subject: This Holiday Season, Support Meaningful Projects

This holiday season, there are all kinds of expensive gadgets and gizmos that you can give to family and friends. But it only takes $42 to provide a student in Uganda with a nutritious lunch for an entire year.

This season, pledge to support projects that need it the most: http://go.care2.com/e/w0Qo/rjl3/qMBD

Children who are orphaned due to AIDS are cut off from critical access to healthcare, education and basic necessities. But students in a school in Nyakagyezi, Uganda who have been orphaned due to HIV/AIDS receive free education, which is funded completely by donations from people like you.

For these children there is hope, because of people like you who can provide help to those who need it most. This holiday season, pledge to give to meaningful projects around the world: http://go.care2.com/e/w0Qo/rjl3/qMBD

Make this holiday season a time for giving, in the deepest sense. Share how you will make the season brighter for those in need. http://go.care2.com/e/w0Qo/rjl3/qMBD

Thank you for making a difference.

Sincerely,
Emily
Care2 and ThePetitionSite Team

Forward to a friend >> http://go.care2.com/e/w0Qo/rjl3/qMBD Read the petition >> http://go.care2.com/e/w0Qo/rjl3/qMBD




Date: Thur, 30 Nov 2007
Hi Michelle (sorry, lost the mail)
Right, havent checked `business rates' (local UK business taxation) till now, here's -
Business rates calculations
Business rates explained
Business Rates Relief
- am thinking of adding a little constructive criticism in Tax Page(s) - Those `business rates' are a national disgrace: purposely regressive, wasteful, inefficient and clearly intended to be locally corrupt.
Ray
PS - here's Adam Smith's rules for non-corrupt taxes





Date: Fri, 15 Nov 2007 11:06:33 -0600 (CST)

RE: Improve Standards of Animal Welfare in European Laboratories

The European Commission is currently reviewing Directive 86/609/EEC, which sets out the rules for animal experimentation across the whole of Europe.  There is still time to make a difference to the final draft.

A new European Chemical Testing Policy called REACH proposes to Test 30,000 Chemicals of every kind - from those used in industrial processes to the ingredients of consumer products - on Millions of animals from mice to fish to dogs, causing untold suffering.  This Directive should help these animals while still improving standards.

The European Commission itself acknowledges that non-animal replacements " ... have the potential to provide robust information through quality-controlled, state-of-the-art tests which are faster and less cost-intensive than classical animal-based tests".

It has launched a Community Action Plan for the Protection and Welfare of Animals.  This explicitly states  "The final aim is to replace animal experiments with methods not entailing the use of an animal".

It is in all our interest that Animal Testing is replaced with Alternatives based on Human Biology not Animals.

For evidence that superior Alternative Research & Testing is replacing Animal Testing visit  www.drhadwentrust.org/

Please sign "Replace all Animal Experiments in Europe" www.endeuanimaltests.org/

Now political pressure is needed to encourage EU legislators to do everything they can to maximise non-animal replacement efforts.

Contact your MEPs and urge them to use the revision process of Directive 86/609/EEC as an opportunity to improve the Standards of Animal Welfare in European Laboratories and make replacing with Alternatives a priority.

For contact details of your MEPs visit
www.europarl.europa.eu

If you want to do more:-
Over 10,000 primates are used in experiments in Europe every year with the UK being Europe's largest single user followed by France and Germany.

Please write to the European Commission and ask them to ban primate tests.  To help, a prepared letter can be found at www.eceae.org/saveprimates/en/action.html

Please tell your friends and colleagues to do the same.

More information on Animal Testing from
www.peta.org/
www.buav.org


For information on Revision of Directive 86/609/EEC
ec.europa.eu/environment/chemicals/lab_animals/revision_en.htm

Everyone can help and you can make a difference.

Thank You
Tony, Nottingham, England




Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2007 12:44:51 -0800 (PST) Subject: Urge Pakistan to End State of Emergency

Dear Ray,

Today, former premier and outspoken opposition leader Benazir Bhutto was put under house arrest to prevent her from leading a cross-country caravan to protest the military rule in Pakistan.

Sign this petition to call for her release: go.care2.com/e/VasP/qkkz/qMBD==

Bhutto is urging the international community to stop backing President Musharraf -- who imposed emergency rule on November 3 -- and "to stop backing the man whose dictatorship threatens to engulf this nuclear-armed state in chaos." Nonetheless, President Musharraf vigorously defended the emergency rule, insisting that it would not interfere with free and fair elections.

We need to act now. In Pakistan, a prolonged state of emergency will pave the way for an increase in human rights abuses, torture and even more arbitrary detentions and disappearances.

Emergency powers are not above the law.Call on General Musharaff to put an end to the state of emergency and to restore constitutional rights: go.care2.com/e/VasP/qkkz/qMBD==

Thanks for taking action,

Rosa
Care2 and ThePetitionSite Team




Date: Thu, 8 Nov 2007 02:04:56 GMT

here is the real definition of faith: "Faith is the substance of things hoped for - the evidence of things not seen."
Not the definition you made up"




Date: Fri, 2 Nov 2007 14:16:48 -0700 (PDT)

There have been small pockets of creative individuals throughout history who have changed the face of civilization.

How, we might wonder - at a time when many of us feel the need to have more of a voice in what is happening to the earth and the creatures - can just a handful of creative people have such an impact?

These small groups are in fact part of a long tradition of artist/healers that are not usually powerful in the ordinary ways of wealth, industry or politics, but whose imaginative thoughts change our ideas and move our world.

If not for the people, for the universal knowing.

Nikola




Date: Tue, 30 Oct 2007 09:47:17 +0000 Subject: Joe Stirling's story (part 3)

SECOND FAMILY UK (We are all victims of Freemasonry) No 20.... 2007|
Here is a tiny fraction of Joe Stirling's Story
www.secondfamily-uk.com




Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2007 05:04:23 -0700 From: anita sands

i didn't write it, but you can have it,
www.rense.com/general37/char.htm
Fourteen Defining Characteristics Of Fascism

www.counterpunch.com/scahill08132007.html
Flush with Profits from the Iraq War, Military Contractors See a World of Business Opportunities

www.masterjules.net/gotmoney.htm
ACTIVISTS CAN CREATE FUN, NETWORKING PARTIES for CIVIC purposes even if you don't know the folks in your NEIGHBORHOOD... . YET!
...
Get a few close pals, show them this article, and talk up the wisdom of creating group synergy, OR, failing that, a WILD PARTY!

anita sands




Date: Thu, 4 Oct 2007 09:14:42 -0700 (PDT) From: "Rosa D., Care2 Action Alerts"

Dear Ray,

Yesterday, Myanmar's military junta continued a violent crackdown on its own people. Just a few hours after the departure of a U.N. envoy, soldiers went through homes looking for monks, and at least eight truckloads of prisoners were hauled out of Yangon, Burma's biggest city.

We cannot let the violence go on.

We need to act now to protect monks, activists and innocent civilians from further abuses and to support them in their struggle for freedom:
go.care2.com/e/Teka/opqi/qMBD

Myanmar has an appalling human rights record. Thousands of political prisoners are detained in deteriorating prison conditions and the use of child soldiers, forced labor, and torture are common. The recent violence has shown the world the extent of Myanmar's brutal crimes. Urge the United Nations to take urgent steps to get Myanmar's junta to stop the crackdown.

Sign this petition and stand with the people of Burma:
go.care2.com/e/Teka/opqi/qMBD

Thank you for speaking out on their behalf.
Rosa,
Care2 and the Petition Site Team.

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Date: Thu, 4 Oct 2007 17:16:57 +0100 Subject: Sign the petition

Give your support against the violence in Burma.

www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/972303571

[Dave]

Maybe sign both.  Better safe than sorry - RD




Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2007 15:03:15 +0100 From: Campaign for Freedom of Information Subject: FOI courses: Information Commissioner & Tribunal Decisions

Dear Friend,

The Campaign is running a half-day FOI course on 'Information Commissioner & Tribunal Decisions' in London on 1 November 2007, Liverpool on 6 November and Bristol on 8 November 2007.

The course is aimed at those with a good working knowledge of the legislation.  It will look at the implications of key decisions from recent months on the main exemptions, public interest test and procedural requirements.  It will examine the approach being taken by the Commissioner and Tribunal in part by discussing apparently similar cases which have reached different outcomes.

For further details download the course leaflet from www.cfoi.org.uk/pdf/decisions_course.pdf

Best wishes,

Katherine Gundersen
Research Officer
*************************************
Campaign for Freedom of Information
Suite 102
16 Baldwins Gardens
London
EC1N 7RJ

Website: www.cfoi.org.uk
Email: admin at cfoi.demon.co.uk




Date: 15 September 2007 00:23

Your work is groundbreaking and will help change the world.

Do you know the meaning of the word Apocalypse?  it means to "remove the covers" or "reveal the truth".

take a look at my site some time
www.freedomforall.net

keep up the good work

Matthew

Hi Matthew,
Thanks for that.  The modern usage of that `Apocalypse' word is interesting.  Why are we made to think that `a revealing' is something fearful?

Similarly our language bosses always use `anarchy' as a synonym for `chaos' - but that's not true.  Anarchy simply means `self-rule' - a life free from hierarchy.

I.e. living like the Cathars did, and very successfully, until they were slaughtered by the `establishment'.  nostalgia.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albigensians

Seems the language bosses always try to imply that `freedom' words are `bad'.

BTW - Really like your site, more than just interesting - it's quite inspiring.

Best regards
Ray D





Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2007 13:22:49 +0100 Subject: Sink the Masonic pirate ship From: kim stirling

Hi Guys,
can you please help Masonic victim Jim with this petition. We all need to do our bit to sink this Masonic pirate ship. To all activists, keep up your great work and don't lie down and take it. We're getting there.

Joe Stirling
www.secondfamily-uk.com

> Dear Joe, could you please visit the link below and review
> the petition with a view, hopefully, to supporting it

> http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/Masonfreelaw/

> Regards,
> Jim McCracken




Date: Thu, 6 Sep 2007 11:12:11 -0700 (PDT) Subject: Animals Matter! Support the Universal Declaration on Animal Welfare

Hi Ray,

Animals give us so much - loyal companionship, productivity in work situations and insights into the beauty and mystery of nature. That's why it's so hard to fathom how animal cruelty could be so shockingly prevalent - both in the U.S. and the rest of the world.

Support a world where animal welfare matters, and animal cruelty ends >>
http://go.care2.com/e/sc8A/m1ju/qMBD

All animals should be free to live their lives free from misery. But they struggle in a world that is often indifferent.

The illegal and inhumane trade in wildlife and wildlife parts is a soaring black market worth $10 billion a year. An estimated 80 percent of the world's cats and dogs are unwanted and suffer from hunger, disease, neglect and persecution as pests. And, though seldom considered, animals are also affected to an enormous degree by disasters, both natural and human-caused.

A global problem requires a global solution. Take Action!
http://go.care2.com/e/sc8A/m1ju/qMBD

The road toward better animal welfare is through cooperation, information and a strong international commitment.

Urge the United Nations to adopt a Universal Declaration on Animal Welfare >>
http://go.care2.com/e/sc8A/m1ju/qMBD

A Universal Declaration by the UN would:
- Recognize animals as sentient beings, capable of suffering and experiencing pain.
- Recognize that animal welfare is an issue of importance as a part of the social development of nations.
- Act as a catalyst for better animal welfare provisions worldwide.

The declaration would have a real, long-term impact on the welfare of billions of animals worldwide! Your signature will be one more toward the goal of 10 million signatures on the "Animals Matter to Me" petition. Sign now!
http://go.care2.com/e/sc8A/m1ju/qMBD

Thank you for taking part in the most ambitious global initiative on animal welfare that has ever been attempted!

Sincerely,
Breeana L.
Care2 Campaign Team




Date: Wed, 5 Sep 2007 08:01:28 -0500 (CDT)

To: All European Citizens Who Care

This is a critical time. The European Commission (EC) is currently revising the law - known as Directive 86/609 - that governs animal experiments across Europe.

86/609 is a hugely powerful Directive that has power of life and death over millions of animals across the continent - setting out minimum standards for how and whether animals can be used in experiments.

A staggering ten million animals are used in outdated and wasteful experiments in European laboratories every year. The Directive is supposed to ensure "the protection of animals used for experimental and other scientific purposes" but the huge numbers show that it's just not doing that.

There is a real possibility that with enough support the EC will ban all primate tests as part of the revised law.

Written Declaration 40/2007 urges the European Parliament to use the revision process of Directive 86/609/EC as an opportunity to establish a timetable for replacing the use of all primates in scientific experiments with alternatives.

If you care about animals visit the following website to urge them to sign Written Declaration 40/2007.

www.navs.org.uk/take_action/39/0/885/

This is Urgent. The Declaration will fall on 7th September and the signatures of half the MEPs in the Parliament is needed by then.

If you want to do more:-

Please write to the European Commission and ask them to ban primate tests. To help, a prepared letter can be found at
www.eceae.org/saveprimates/en/action.html

The address is:-
Mr. Stavros Dimas
Commissioner for Environment
European Commission
B-1049, Brussels, Belgium

Please tell all your colleagues and friends in the UK and Europe about Written Declaration 40/2007.
For information on Alternatives to Animal Testing and why they work visit the Dr Hadwen Trust
www.drhadwentrust.org/

For further information:-
www.greenparty.org.uk/news/2987
www.buav.org

Thank You
Tony, Nottingham, England




Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2007 09:41:31 -0700

SURVIVE THE CRUNCH.

LEARN to practice GUERILLA CAPITALISM
--
Seminar on all the money secrets the GOV does NOT want you to learn

Anita Sands

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