Petition Tag - friend

1. The BUSTER'S MINUTE Promise

Every once in awhile, a story comes along that is meant to be told. The love that Buster and Yashar represent so beautifully, through their pictures, videos and Yashar's courageous voice, what we all share with our best friends.

Buster and Yashar were much more than best friends. They had rescued each other many times in their 7 years together, and then, Buster’s life was cut short by the villain, cancer. As Yashar takes the walk he used to share with Buster, a clear thought formed, “I have to spread mine and Buster’s message, to treasure each day and find time to make more memories, because, on a day much too soon, everyone that shares their life with a dog, will have to take that lonely walk.” He records and shares his message with The American Bulldog Facebook Group, a group of friends who loved Buster and were grieving his loss.

Friend, after friend heard Yashar’s recording, and were inspired by their message of love shared through time spent together. From this group an idea was born, Buster’s Minute..

HOW DOES BUSTER'S MINUTE WORK? It is as simple as making a commitment to your loved one and honoring it. Yes, you have to say it out loud. "I promise to give you 1 more minute of quality time, every day of your life, in Buster's honor". Then you do it! That promise can be kept in a million different ways.

Can just 1 minute really matter? In just 1 year, a minute a day will add over 6 hours of time with your loved one.What an amazing gift for us all to enjoy.

The “Buster's Minute Promise Petition" is a tally to follow how many have made the promise, and how many dogs and their humans lives are changed from Buster and Yashar’s message!

A Buster’s Minute page is coming soon, where you will be able to view people and pups from all over the world, sharing their Buster’s minute. You can even share your very own, Buster’s Minute with see you and your best friend, either by video or still picture!

Are you ready? Now it is your turn! Will you give your best friend 1 more minute a day?

Just follow the pictography below to become a proud member of The Buster’s Minute Movement... and don’t forget to sign the petition!

The BUSTER'S MINUTE Movement begins!

2. Bring Back Tamagotchi's!

Last year, they disabled "TamaTown". Then everyone forgot about Tamagotchi's. Come on guys! Tamagotchi's are awesome! They should totally start making them again, and bring back TamaTown, not only for Portugal. That's because the only place in the world where Tamagotchi's and TamaTown still exists is Portugal, but they still make Tamagotchi's in Japan.

But they should bring them back again now! Sure, I might sound a little bit old school, they are so 10 years ago. But come one1 They're awesome, and taking a come back!

3. PLEDGE FOR HUMANISM

If religions should be the cause for peace then where are we leading to?

4. Facebook: Stop Blocking us from sending friend requests

I started this petition because I am sick of facebook blocking me from sending friends requests. Sometimes I get blocked even if I haven't sent any requests.

How are we supposed to become friends with someone or even get to know them if we get blocked from sending friends requests to people we don't know?! That's the point to becoming friends, send a request!

5. Spread Aloha, Change the World

The legacy of the 20th century has left scars of destruction across the face of the earth and across multitudes of innocent victims. Isolation in a global society is not possible, we must all make the attempt help each other rise to a higher level of peace and a higher quality of life. Only a massive, concerted effort can change the direction in which we are now headed.

Hardship and suffering anywhere in the world should become a mandate for cooperative action. The price of neglect has become too high. We cannot leave a world behind for our children in which we fear for their future.

The time to act is now.

6. Shut Down Hey111.com

About two years ago I started to get MSN friend requests from people who I didn't know. When I went to their profile I found their "favorite quote" saying "Hey check out Http://www.Hey111.com." I did a bit of research and found out Hey111 was just some person trying to hack people's MSN accounts.

Eventually the requests stopped and for about two years they didn't come back. Now I've been getting these requests back and I'm getting these about 4 times every day.

A list of MSN names will be recorded and posted somewhere so you know who to be aware of.

7. Bring Back Glacier Mist

Secret has stopped making Glacier Mist deodorant.

8. Give Paul Hemmings His Job Back

Paul Hemmings has been suspended from his job as site manager of St Johns school since late November 2007. He is accused of committing fraud. Paul denies the charges.

We believe the case against Paul to be both unfounded and petty-minded and we believe the official support given to him by the school's governing body, the council and his own union over the last 3 months to have been exceedingly poor.

We request a fair hearing for Paul, with proper representation for him, so that our friend can rightfully return to his place at St Johns where he stands as a dearly valued member of our community.

9. Where Is Donna?

Our beloved Donna Jou was known to have been last seen with John Steven Burgess on June 23, 2007 at his rental home in Los Angeles, California.

We, Donna's family and friends are asking Mr. John Steven Burgess to please help us in our search for Donna. We ask him (Mr. Burgess) to speak to us in regards of his knowledge of where Donna Jou is.

Donna is a beautiful loved Daughter, Grand Daughter, Sister, Niece, Cousin, Friend and Honor Student. We are asking Mr. Burgess to Please Help Us Bring Donna Home.

10. Freedom for Nguyen Thi Bao Phuong

We are the Vietnamese people around the world, we are please asking for your help for the release of Nguyen Thi Bao Phuong.

11. Death of Lance Corporal Nitin (Nathan) Sarangapani, USMC

January 21, 2006

Lance Corporal Nitin (Nathan) Sarangapani, USMC was brutally murdered on his 24th birthday in Houston, Texas, in the early hours of September 25th, 2005.

According to the police investigators, he was fatally shot by the father of the girl he had been seeing for a couple of months.

The details are still sketchy, but from what we know, Nathan was celebrating his 24th birthday at a friend's place. Around 12 midnight, he went to drop off the girl at her home. It seems that about 30 to 40 minutes later Nathan and the girl's father had some conversations over the phone and Nathan went back to their house. The father of the girl shot Nathan, about 30 feet away from the front door and near the street.

The suspect is claiming self-defense and that he was afraid of Nathan. Nathan was totally unarmed. The suspect claims he was afraid of Nathan. If that were the case, why would he risk opening the front door to face a potential threat? Did he know Nathan was alone? He claims he had called 911 first. The question then comes up is why he did not wait for authorities to handle the matter? There are still many other questions.

He also claims that he had never met Nathan before, but we know for a fact that Nathan had been to their home many times to pick up and drop off his friend and was even had lunch or dinner. In typical Indian families, it is very strange that a father would be unaware or not know of a young man his daughter was seeing.

While the police have not yet provided the family with all the details, we have the utmost confidence in their expertise and faith in them. Upon questioning, the police advised the family that the process involved an investigation. Upon the completion of the investigation, the case would be submitted to the District Attorney, who in turn would submit it to the Grand Jury. The Grand Jury would then either indict or No-bill the assailant.

Harris County Police Department is currently working on the case, but the facts are that the department and the DA's office are overwhelmed. We just want to make sure that Nitin's case gets the attention it deserves and the case doesn't fall through the cracks and become one of those statistics.

All we are asking is that this matter be examined very carefully so that justice will be served.

12. Woof On DVD

WOOF ON DVD

We all remember Woof, the long running Children's TV series following the adventures of a young schoolboy who was able to transform himself into a dog. Only his best friend knew about this and had to help him protect the secret from his parents every week. What would have happened if they had found out!

Ok, so I'm sure you'll all agree the show was extremely entertaining to watch and the scrapes the boy and his friend always got into was hilarious. There were funny new ideas every week and I seem to remember they had quite a few celebrity guest appearances. They were really good quality viewing for adults as well as kids and when I was reminiscing recently, I thought wouldn't it be great if these were released on DVD so that today's children could enjoy them?

So, with that in mind I established this petition to be sent to the show's creator, David Cobham, to plead with him to release the show!

If you regularly imitated the little ginger kid scratching his nose like I did, then please sign the petition and help immortalise one of the stars of the small screen!

13. Petition for Itchy of Shock Therapy

Petition against the Parole Board Michigan and the Parr Highway Correctional Facility Michigan.

Friends and fans of Gregory-John Mc Cormick (Itchy), his band Shock Therapy, fans of Wave, Gothik, Metal, EBM, Punk, Industrial, and music fans in general, I would like to draw your attention to a dreadful situation.

Itchy, head of the band Shock Therapy (best well-known album/single "hate" is (just) a four letter word), is locked up in a Michigan prison for the past 4 years. For the past 20 years Itchy lived most of the time in Europe. At the beginning of year 2000 he was visiting his native America.

After he visited Keith Jackson in Phönix (guitar player and one of the founder of Shock Therapy), he went to Michigan, to visit his father, an old granny, which is like a mother to him, and his brother. Some days, after arriving in Michigan Itchy came back to his father´s house and found the old granny raped and robbed by a drug dealer in here house. The drugdealer beat her hard and broke her arm, before he robbed her. Itchy called the police, because he knew the perpetrator, and he could make help them locate this person who lived in the neighbourhood. But the police were totally disinterested in this case and did nothing. Itchy was pissed off and despaired. Itchy´s relationship with this old Lady was always very familiar and she cared much about him, especially since his natural mother died from cancer 9 years ago. That old Lady looked at Itchys house, when he was on tour, and she cared about his dog and much more. Often people from the neighbourhood broke into Itchys house and stole away his music-equipment. Itchy called to the house of the drug dealer when he was drunk intending to talk to him but the drug dealer was not at home. As a small warning Itchy burned down a tiny pile of trash at the back of the drug dealer's garage-shed. The police arrested him for this.

What would you do, or how would you react in his situation? Just imagine, someone did the same to your father or to your mother. By the way…no life was harmed in this tiny fire because he knew that the drug dealer was not at home ( or at least he did not shows up at the door, after Itchy rang the bell!). Anyway, the drug dealer died 2 weeks later from an overdose.

Since that day Itchy is imprisoned under very bad circumstances . For a comparable crime one would get half a year, or maximum one year, in a German prison. More likely than that one would just receive probation. The Parole Board, which decides once in a year about the prisoner releases and the Parr Highway Correctional Facility, want to keep Itchy in as long as possible. The Parole Board told Itchy´s father lately, they plan to keep him in for the next years.

Itchy shits and pukes blood now every morning for the past year. His guts and his stomach hurt, he has strange blisters all over his skin, one of his eyes is blood red for weeks. He has constant Migraine headaches, nightmares every night, and strong depressions. He suffer from rheumatic fever since one year, and this poisoned his blood. Itchy and I have written to each other for 3 ½ years, often 3-4 big letters a month. I´m his closest friend and he calls me his real "brother". Thus I know all about him and his condition. Itchy is really very ill and he may not remain alive more than another six month. He often writes to me about his thoughts of suicide if his situation will not change for the better.

Itchy is well-known as a hard boiled Elektropunk-musician, but this is just one of his images, he plays for his fans. I know Itchy as the best friend anyone can have, very broad minded, success oriented, and someone who gives his best for a friend and who is always willing to help. Now he remains imprisoned for this crime, for which he has repented several times over for far too long.

I would like to state some other reasons why he should be free a long time ago:

1. Itchy has lived his life mainly in Europe, and after his release from prison he plans to leave the USA forever and he would never return there.

2. As I have already written Itchy has been jailed for too long for this crime. This is also what the lawyer Mr Gary Margosian from Michigan told us. Even this good lawyer could not do anything against the judgements of the Parole Board.

3. Each prisoner held longer than necessary in prison costs lots of money for each hard working American taxpayer. Since Itchy plans to leave the USA forever this is a negligent waste of tax money.

Instead of this the Parole Board could sanction Itchy´s release + immediate expulsion, also through the decision of Jennifer Granholm, Governeur in Michigan. All this is an unjust, senseless and overstated sadistic behaviour on the part of the Parole Board and the Parr Highway Correctional Facility which, in my opinion, is not behaving accordingly with the American sense of fairness.

Itchy has about 100 new song ideas, 3 books are in progress, I sell his paintings to earn money for a lawyer and to pay for his dinner in prison. Since the prison serves old and rotten food to the prisoners I must supply Itchy with necessary requirements. Itchy became as ill as he is now, from the grief, his depression and from his meals in prison. Actually he should be free for the reason he is unsuitable to be detained because of his bad shape, but the Parole Board and the Parr Highway Correctional Facility probably want kill him. Each consultation at the prison doctor costs Itchy 5 dollars and he can´t trust the doctor in prison anyway. Some prisoners have already died after a normal routine check up and they use the ill prisoners as subjects for unregistered medicine. Itchy can´t expect protection from these doctors since he cannot trust them.

The signatures collected will go to a very good Attorney in Michigan, to the mechanism I mentioned (Governeur Jennifer Granholm, Parole Board and Parr Highway Correctional Facility), and to most well-known magazines in Europe and America, to appeal to the sanity of the decision makers.

I've informed Amnesty International London and America, and ACLU Michigan about Itchy´s case and they won´t help us. They told us, they have not enough time for our case, and we shall hire a lawyer, but we have no money to do that. Not one Cent!

Itchy is the best friend one can have and his long suffered incarceration is inhuman and inappropriate. Please support his release from prison.

Captain Ralf Dellhofen
25. September 2004

Itchy´s address in prison is:

Gregory-John Mc Cormick 34 70 89
Parr Highway Correctional Facility
27 27 E. Beecher St. / P.O. Box 18 88
Adrian, Michigan 49221
U. S. A.

14. STOP ANIMAL TESTING NOW!!

I want animal testing to be stopped. I don't think we need to test cosmetic items on animals when there are intelligent scientists out there that know alternatives to animal testing.

15. 50/50 Parenting Time

It is a well known fact that in the Canadian court system fathers are not treated equally. In a country such as Canada where equal rights are highly valued, this outdated practice has to be stopped. One parent should not suffer nor should one group benifit because of gender. The courts are overburdened and "friend of the court" isn't really a friend to anyone. It takes two parents to bring a child into the world and together 50/50 they should raise them.

Money should not be the issue the child should be. Let's be realistic here and put an end to father+rights=oxymoron. Please if you agree with this spread the word so that we can put an end to this unfair bias.

16. Justice for Bryon Cobb

My brother Bryon Cobb was killed in an atv accident when he was 14 years of age. He was under the supervision of a 20 year old family friend. The 20 year old family friend allowed Bryon to operate an atv, against my father's wishes on dangerous terrain, which resulted in my brother's death.

17. support thomasmac4

This is unfair my account thomasmac4 was frozen 2 years ago.:(And its annoying it was my main name and had 800,000np on it.Neopets keeps telling me that I was frozen because of cheating but i didn't.My friend jeff was using progs. to cheat on neopets on my computer when he had the progs. on a disc.And he froze my 2 accounts my bros 3,my sis,cousins,and nextdoorneighbors usernames.If u can sign this petiton we can prove neopets wrong and maybe they'll get a better protection that only freezes the cheater account and not anyone elses ever on the comp. If u sign this and have a petition send me the url for it at thomasmac3490@yahoo.com I'll sign yours but olny if u sign mine.

18. Get Rid of game show Friend or Foe

On June 3, 2002, Game Show Network premiered Friend or Foe. I was not impressed. Kennedy turned the contestants against each other, trying to make them go foe, and the concept is stupid IMO. A game show shouldn't be about trust, for crying out loud! It should be about skill, nerve, and luck!

19. Get Warcaptain Unbanned!

Warcaptain was banned globally from Graal because Nemesis told everyone that Warcaptain spread rumours about Unixmad quitting Graal. Warcaptain DID NOT do this and SHOULD NOT BE BANNED!

If you agree with me, sign this petition and get our friend Warcaptain, the owner of Enigma Graal, unbanned!

20. Help Stop Animal Labs in the USA

There are many animals who die every day. And do you know why? Animal labs. A couple of ways YOU can help stop animal labs:

1. Don't put up signs for free animals! You THINK these people will care for this litter of kittens (example), but you don't know them!

2.Sign This Petiton
Why You Should Sign: Do you know how labs get these animals? They steal them! Imagine a little girl. Small, always being made fun of. Her only friend is a small cat. She finds comfort in this friend and often wets the cat's tears with fur. The cat lays there, understanding. One day the cat "runs away". The mother says "Honey, someone'll give her a good home". Not true. What really happened was someone stole the cat and now the cat has to suffer just for cruel humans. The little girl will never see her cat again, and never knew what happened. Do this for all those little girls, and all the others who have a animal that has disappeared.

21. SAVE JEANNIE, BRING HER HOME! Tears with Hope

IF YOU DO ONE THING THIS CENTURY...HELP A FAMILY WITHOUT THE FINANCIAL MEANS TO FIGHT A CRIMINAL SYSTEM!!! As I struggle to understand HOW and WHY a child can be taken from their home, their family torn apart and hands tied by parents who are never told of what rights they have...The research this of story of my friend Lynn, reveals THOUSANDS of victims!! I find more mothers, fathers, families and friends who are in need of that "Someone" who make a difference. I wanted to share her story with you. This will not die or go away until SOMETHING changes it. I hope to be a part of that solution. Writing to 50 Senators, the AZ Attorney General, Hillary Clinton, President Bush, and many others, has been a exhausting waste of time...One person can share this and many MAY make a difference, We must NOT allow CPS and DSS to steal our children unless they are REALLY abused! Our case is one of uneducated medical circumstances. This child, Jeannie Hornsby, had Brittel Bone disease as a baby. Misunderstood by CPs, they charge abuse. Lynn has been my dearest friend since 1979 and has jumped through all CPS lies and deceitful hoops to be tormented and her child legally stolen! My heart breaks every day as I see a family torn apart, a family devesated, and an agency in control of our kids. THEY HAVE NO RIGHT!

These our OUR kids...GOD's Kids...not property of the state. Jeannie was taken, even after a "NOT GUILTY" verdict! The state of AZ severed rights, and Jeannie as put up for adpotion. her two sister were left in the home, and a younger brother ALSO taken two years into the trail, was returned...but Jeannie is missing from this family.Visit our site... http://hometown.aol.com/swak917/myhomepage/personal.html (Cut and paste)

There are literally hundreds of thousands of sites and stories...I feel this has become out of hand...American Families NEED help!
www.hereinreality.com/childprotection/#back /www.megaone.com/protest/links.html
IF YOU READ ONE THING IN THIS LIFETIME THAT MIGHT HELP OINE CHILD...PLEASE READ THIS!!! WE ARE DESPERATE...and out of hopes...MAYBE this one will make a difference!!

We need legistlation to change the law to PROTECT OUR FAMILIES for these VULTURES that USE our kids to boost their strained budget! Yes, they get a financial incentive for each child taken! And guess where it comes from? TRY THE SOCIAL SECURITY FUND!
HELP US SAVE OUR KIDS!
Carol Gell Crowley

Here is Lynn's story.

My story of how many lives have been forever changed, and can healing ever take place? By Valerie Lynn Hornsby 6/2002

I am a heartbroken mother writing this to you in hopes that ANYONE might learn do a about Brittle Bone Disease and the ordeal of my family. NO one seems to care. My friend Carol has written many star, major celebrity hosted shows, and prime time programs who give an automated answer...we had ONE hope with 48 hours...has not materialized...YOU can help us...I BEG you!! I am among the growing number of American Families who have endured a horrific nightmare as a result of CPS making decisions to remove children from homes and charge them with abuse. Their uneducated decision due to lack of knowledge on Brittle Bone Disease is drawing National attention. This case is historical because it is the first case in AZ to win a "Not Guilty" verdict with Brittle Bone Disease as the defense. It has possibly opened doors for other traumatized by CPS. Or has it?? Does anyone care???

My daughter Jeannie was two months old when our horrifying ordeal began back in June of 1995. She was taken from us because we couldn't explain where she received 7 fractures. (See Brittle Bone websites!!) We had taken her to the ER after a shampoo bottle fell on her shoulder in the bathroom. She had been a sickly baby, and her doctor told us to do this to help assist her breathing, as she was very congested. We were told of the shoulder fracture, but the ER kept information from us and called CPS. The other fractures were located in the long bones of her arms, legs, and also some in her ribs. We were informed the next day when the sheriff and CPS workers showed up. It was like a nightmare, these strangers coming to my home, talking about my baby’s safety, and then taking her from us. My two daughters, along with my husband, were mortified, shocked, and torn apart. CPS placed my baby in a home for abused children, Casa De Los Ninos. This is where a Dr noticed she had blue sclera in her eyes; the whites of her eyes were discolored. This is a sign of Brittle Bones.

She was tested for brittle bone disease. The test came out negative. This test has a 20% fail rate. UNDERSTAND this was all a shock to us...we had NO IDEA what would unfold!!! Dr Marvin Miller, at Dayton's children's hospital, stated she was too young for the test. Also kept from us, but later discovered, was that Jeannie got 5 additional fractures while in the care of CPS. She was given to my mother who ultimately could not handle the stress and fear of CPS and this sick child, so she went back in the system.

She was returned to us at 8 months old, and CPS did another set of-rays at 11 months, which -"Showed another fracture" in her wrist area. She was again removed from our home and we were charged with 10 counts or child abuse. These charges carried a 52-year sentence if we were found guilty. We blindly and naively believed that the truth would prevail. As the case progressed, CPS tried to get each of us to say the other did it. I even have a cousin in a wheel- chair who volunteered to lie and say he did it so they would return our precious baby. I could not live a lie and punish an innocent man. They even tried to get the girls to day they did it. At one point, they told me if I would leave and divorce Ron, my husband, they would give me Jeannie. I thought about it just to get her back, but I had faith that the truth would set us all free, and never believed that it would get so out of hand. Well, it did, and now Jeannie is gone forever.

I have two older girls who, by the grace of God, were not taken from us. Kristi, who was 12 when this started, and Kelli, who was 6 when this all started. They were horrified that they would lose their parents. They lived in fear that someone would "steal" them away too. Kristi clung to me, and watched me all the time. Kelli did the same to Ron. They were terrified. Kristi began failing school and became suicidal. Depression and horror affected our lives. I struggled to be strong for my children and husband.


We did win our criminal case, thanks to the extensive research of Alica Cata, my husband’s criminal attorney. She found Dr Colin Paterson, renowned brittle bone specialist at the University of Dundee in Scotland. He testified in our behalf and all indications led to the facts that she has this OI (Brittle Bone Disease!!)Alica also was the one who found that Jeannie received 5 more fracture while at Casa. This was never disclosed to anyone when she was returned to us. They kept it from us!!! WE HAD NO RIGHTS OR SAY about our baby!! The X-rays don't lie. CPS had many lies and cover-ups. The original X Rays were even later questioned by doctors that were NOT affiliated with CPS!!! They could NOT find the original fractures!!! The X-Rays that supposedly had additional fractures were later reviewed by Doctors who said they did not see them. We were never shown the X rays. Additionally, they never
informed me of medical decisions and other decisions affecting MY daughter. I feel certain that I still had rights as a parent, and an American citizen. This was even before the trial. What happened to innocent until proven guilty? Once found "Not Guilty" we are still treated as criminals, and on file on AZ as abusers! When will anyone help stop this insanity? How many more children will be taken, and is it because the government offers money as incentive to CPS to remove children? No one will give us answers.

I have to wonder if anyone even cares. Because I we are working class family who, like many Americans today, lives paycheck to paycheck, does that discount that I am an American who has feelings and emotions? Is our culture so willing just accept that this terrible thing happened, and turn their heads because it did not affect them? It's obvious that people who are wealthy have a different set of rules. It is not fair, but once again, I am helpless.

We also had a son, Brandon, while this was all going on, and he was taken from us at 31/2 weeks old. Due to "imminent danger" because of Jeannie’s alleged abuse. It was like a never-ending nightmare and we could not wake up to get away from it! Once again, we endured the unthinkable...letting these people take our child away. . I was nursing him when they came...A part of me again died forever that day.

My friend Carol Crowley, whom I have known and kept in contact with for over 20 years, had built a web site called "Save Jeannie" to help spread the word. She has e mailed every senator, written Bill Clinton when he was in office, Janet Reno, AZ Governor Hull, Senator John McCain. Hundreds of letters to Clinton were mailed from several different states. His reply was simply that it is not his jurisdiction. Basically, he could have cared less. Senator McCain’s office called Carol, but said that Governor Hull was the point of contact. The senator’s office also told us that IF we were found "Not Guilty" they could help...the fact is they never thought we would, since no other case was won with similar events, and they later said there was nothing they could do. Governor Hull has never replied to many E-mails or letters. We feel she is on the cover up. This ordeal took a heavy toll on our marriage. We had a domestic dispute where my husband was arrested. Crying, he ran to me about 12 feet to the front door to apologize. When that went to court, charges were dropped, but the same DA who was trying our abuse case told the Judge that a new law instated that year said that anyone running from the law had an automated 2-year sentence. It was outrageous...even the Judge told court attorney to go across the street and appeal that as he was obviously not running away from the police but to me. They took my husband to prison and the appeal dragged on. Once before the board of appeals, the vote of 13 was unanimous that he should not be there. It was then sent to Governor Hull, who took longer than the allotted time to review it, and refused to sign the release, holding him there. I wanted to die...I was forced by these crooked heartless people to live in sheer hell with NO ONE to help me.

At the time they were talking about severing our rights to Brandon as well. Thanks to Carol’s perseverance, her love for my family, and her convictions that we were not guilty, she made contact with 48hrs. The State was threatening me, saying I may be hurting my case with Brandon by doing this. They were very unhappy that Carol had been talking and told me I had no right to talk to her. I told them she was my friend, and would continue to be just that. 48hrs started asking questions. No show ever materialized from it (Yet) but Brandon was returned to me in May of 2000. He was 3 years old. I praise God for letting me have wonderful people in my life like Pat and Carol; they have both fought very hard for us. This is a travesty that is happening allover the United States. There’s no tangible way of stopping CPS but the people of American families need to be warned. It could happen to anyone, at any time. A simple accident, or a misunderstood disease...and CPS, being such a high turnover overloaded and uneducated department, will continue to steal our children even though more people are telling how they were treated this way. The states show that more children are abused or killed in FOSTER homes! Also that there is incentive to remove kids because the government allows money for the CPS offices for each child removed! Carol is now doing extensive research to write the book for our case, and tell America what has happened. all can hope is that Jeannie will one day get the answers that will cloud her every day as a child. One day she will know we never gave up.

I have trying to save the money to move to Alvin, Texas to be closer to Jeannie. Her counselors have all agreed that she desperately needs contact with us. The problem is that for the first time in my life, I have a decent job with benefits for my other three kids, and live in a DECENT home. I am torn at how I can just give that up and lose all that I have gained when three other kids need me too. My relationship with my step mom Pat has deteriorated to the point that she refuses to talk to me, let alone see Jeannie. It has been almost 9 months since I have talked to my daughter. I leave messages, send E-mails, sent birthday and Easter boxes...but there is no reply. Carol recently E mailed Pat to ask about why she refused to talk and told her how devastated we are, and how much we miss Jeannie. She blew up and claimed we stopped trying. That is not true.... I will never stop trying. Pat has been somewhat of a control freak, and when she gets a grudge, she never lets it go. I love her..I am thankful that she has Jeannie, but I need her too. She is my daughter. We are ALL Victims...and yes, Jeannie will pay the highest price. That does not discount the rest of us and what we have been through. I hate being helpless. I resent being treated like a no body. Of this is what America is about, it is a true sad state of affairs. I have no real resolution. I could try to move to Alvin Texas and work at Wal-Mart or a supermarket for little money, but how could I support my family that way? And then I would live under the scrutiny and control of Pat who has now made my daughter hate me, telling her I will never come. Even if I did come, Pat told me once she would give me back Jeannie and leave her to me when she dies, but later said that would not happen. She wants the money the state gives her every month for caring for a sick child, and she wants the control. I am in a dead end. I pray for a miracle. I am so lost and worn down.

This is why I plea to you to help me tell my story. If you have the power to help me tell it, or if you have the resources to help me and other, please do not ignore what you read today. If you have the ability to make a difference, use it. If you do nothing else, please pray for Jeannie.

Thank you.
Lynn and Ron Hornsby AZ
Carol Crowley (Friend/Supporter)

22. Terry Black should be granted parole from Missouri State Correctional Center

We the family, friend and neighbor plead and respectfully ask that Terry Black be granted parole from Missouri State Correctional Center. Terry,is very much cared for,missed,relied on and indeed loved by all of us. We apologize on his behalf for all that has happened and ask that you take us and him for our words -that he is indeed sorry!
Him being home with us is in your hands so please allow this for we miss Terry very much.
Thank You

23. 24 to life in prison for armed robbery is wrong!!!

I have a very dear friend who is now incarcerated for the charges of armed robbery. Due to the law they passed in 1/1/98 anyone who has a weapon in the event of a robbery gets 20 years to life in prison! No questions asked. I am trying to get together a petition for my friend hoping the courts will give him one chance. He is a very good man and many people were shocked when they heard he did this but there was a lot going on in his life, his mom had passed away and his dad kicked him out of his house leaving him on the streets with no where to go and no one to call.

I know if they give this man a chance he can make the changes he needs to live in society as a law abiding person and he deserves that right at only being 19 years old!! This was the only charge he has had as an adult and I am asking you to sign this petition to show I am not the only person who feels against this, and maybe they will give him a second chance.

24. America and Friends Standing United Agaist Terrorism

I wanted to do something for my country in this time of need, but I am too old to join the military, and don't have a lot of money, but I can do this. Thanks to all that sign.