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25 posted 02-24-2005 01:41 PM       View Profile for Mistletoe Angel   Email Mistletoe Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Mistletoe Angel's Home Page   View IP for Mistletoe Angel



I apologize for my late input into this thread. I truly care and am outraged by this from the bottom of my heart, but just have had difficulty expressing my emotions to this issue, because it is all such a  tragic mess.

What troubles me most of all is how the media presents Terri in the news updates as a weak, motionless, almost dead like a fish woman with her mouth gaping open and her eyes frozen wide. I am just angered by that. This is NOT, I REPEAT NOT, how Terri physically feels and acts now in company with her parents and loved ones. There's overwhelming evidence, according to her parents and others, that she is able to communicate to her parents, talking fairly fluently, able to move, etc. Look, no one can argue that she has a condition and she is handicapped to some degree. But I for one CAN NOT TOLERATE OR ACCEPT this pulling the plug on her life, especially when her loved ones won't stand for it.

Isn't there some way our outrage can actually be organized together in fashion? Isn't there some petition out there supposedly like the hunting of seals one anyone can sign to ship off to these Florida legislators and let them know once and for all America will not stand for the death and punishment of our handicapped citizens?

Sincerely,
Noah Eaton

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26 posted 02-24-2005 08:00 PM       View Profile for hush   Email hush   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for hush

Is euthanasia necessarily a punishment?

Once again, I think this is more about legal rights- the legal right to choose death or life- than it is about human right to life.

Keeping someone alive might be just as much a punishment. The problem is, if they haven't already told us, and they can't tell us now, we just don't know. Suffering is subjective.
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27 posted 02-24-2005 08:50 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

John, I think most people who believe strongly in an afterlife also believe strongly that the life we are given here on earth, though temporary, and often times less than 'perfect', is a precious gift endowed by God. It is also one of our protected rights under the Constitution. I don't think it is contradictory to believe in and look forward to the afterlife, when the time comes, while at the same time cherishing the life we have in the here and now.

I think we will find ourselves where we don't want to be if we allow the courts (or someone who will benefit in some way by our demise) to start deciding whose life is of value and whose isn't. I don't think that is a judgment that we are capable of making, and therefore shouldn't make, that a disabled person would be better off in the afterlife. We aren't qualified to play God. And why stop there? Maybe the poor and disadvantaged would enjoy the afterlife a lot more than their sub-existence here on earth. Should we deny them food and water, "for their own good"? I'm sure you can see the potential for abuse when we set ourselves up as judgers of the quality of life of others.

Hush, but I think a very dangerous precedent could be set if Terri is allowed to be legally starved to death by the courts.

Not too long ago it would have been unthinkable for the 'plug to be pulled' without a written advance directive by the patient. Now it is common place for next of kin, or even a doctor without the knowledge or consent of the family, even without something in writing, to make those decisions.

I can see it happening in the not too distant future that even if someone has something like a "Will to Live" document specifically outlining their wish to live under certain conditions, that it could very well be overridden by a court order, if they or a family member, think they know better ("surely Uncle Charlie couldn't possibly have meant that he would have wanted to live like this". )

Last Will and Testaments are overturned routinely by courts nowadays, if it is to some powerfully connected person's or organization's financial advantage, so why not Living Wills? Lawyers like to say "they (wills) aren't written in stone". Well, they should be considered as written in stone. If not, why have them, afterall?

Yes, suffering is subjective, I agree. We can't speak for someone else if they can't communicate their wishes to us, because we just don't know how they are perceiving, and handling, their situation.

As for euthenasia, I can only speak for my own convictions. I don't agree with "active" euthenasia, such as assisted suicide, lethal injections, withholding of food and water, etc.

Noah, you can contact the governor of Florida, the Attorney General, and the news outlets. I don't know of any petitions, per se, but there may be some available at some of the blog sites. And most importantly, you can continue to pray for her.

Terri has been presented poorly in much of the media, that's true. But I think the truth of her condition is coming to light. There are some video clips that you can view at terrisfight.org that show how full of life she actually is.

She does attempt to communicate, though not fluently. She was able to speak a few words in the beginning, but after 10 plus years of being denied therapy, she has lost that ability. But she still keeps trying.

  
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Odds are, sadly, that her broken bones before she was admitted, and her mended bones during her semi-vegetative state, will remain sealed, and her husband will get away with spousal abuse, approved murder, and adultry.  In short, his little inconvenience and roadblock will be removed, and he'll be able to marry the mother of his children, and he would have pulled the blinds on many people.

I wonder how his new wife will fare when he tires of her and seeks solace on another bosom.
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29 posted 02-25-2005 12:46 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Here are some more interesting links that I came upon tonight.

http://www.ginzell.net/florida_law_vs_scientology_policy.html
http://www.ginzell.net/terris_wish_or_hubbards_hurrah.html
http://www.crosswalk.com/news/weblogs/mohler/1227005.html?view=print
http://www.apfn.org/apfn/terri.htm


Something more sinister is at work here, I think, Ali, than a husband who wishes to rid himself of a roadblock to his future happiness with a new wife. He could have that by divorcing Terri. Her parents have already stated that if he did so, he could keep whatever money is left of her funds. Although I do believe that he fears what would happen if Terri were able to start speaking about what happened the night of her collapse.

The connection to Scientology has answered alot of the unanswered questions, in my mind anyway. And they seem to own the Clearwater, Fla. area, and many of the powerful citizens in it (politicians, judges, lawyers, etc.) I've done a lot of reading about them tonight. I never knew their philosophies about the disabled before, and their quest for the "perfect new world order", without the sick and disabled bringing down society. I was absolutely chilled to the core reading some of Ron L. Hubbard's statements and philosophies, and reading the tactics that they use against those who oppose them.

So much about what has happened, and is still happening, in Terri's case makes perfect sense now.  
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And here's another interesting article.
http://www.theempirejournal.com/doh_scandal_grounds_for_new_trial_in_schiavo_case.htm
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31 posted 02-25-2005 01:23 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Ali, here is the link to her bone scan (the one Judge Greer said isn't relevent to Terri's situation today. Why? I guess because he says so.)

http://www.ginzell.net/terri_schiavo_bone_scan.html

And another one that seems to show the influence that the Church of Scientology seems to have over lawyers, judges and officials in Clearwater.
http://www.ginzell.net/scientology_clearwater_bar_association_judge_greer.html

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32 posted 02-25-2005 09:26 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

I found a link for a petition to save Terri, Noah.

I urge everyone to sign it. There is also contact information that will display after signing the petition if you wish to do more.
http://www.cfra.info/213/petition.asp

Thank you.
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Here is a link to a letter from Terri's father, and below it a plea to the governor, and also a letter from Randall Terry who is helping the family in their effort to save Terri from court ordered starvation.
http://www.conservativealerts.com/terri-tj.htm
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Thanks for all the info... I hope something can be done..

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35 posted 02-25-2005 04:34 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

You're welcome, LoveBug.

Judge Greer has ordered Terri's feeding tube removed and has set the date at March 18 in order to allow her parents time to appeal.

I hope and pray that they are successful and that someone with authority will actually investigate this horrible situation and allegations of abuse and will remove Michael Schiavo as her guardian.

In my reading of this case, I found that even if the feeding tube is removed, it is still illegal for Terri to be deprived of food and water orally, which Michael ordered the last time that the feeding tube was removed (he also forbade anyone to attempt to feed her naturally, which in Florida is a felony.)

And as some may be unaware, euthenasia is still illegal in all 50 States.

Let's keep up the pressure on this. You can be sure the other side will. We can't allow a judge in Florida, or anywhere for that matter, to set a legal precedent for euthenasia.

The petition that I provided a link to was only started two days ago and in that short time had garnered over 100,000 signatures.

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I've read the judges order and I am dismayed by it. It seems to be nothing more than another stonewall effort against the parents to seek medical evaluation, treatment, and the removal of the husband as guardian.

He states that he will grant no more stays beyond the March 18 date and it is up to the parents to prove to the appellate courts that their petitions have merit. To whom are they to prove this, and how, when the courts have routinely denied their petitons, without explanation, as having no merit? And they have only 3 weeks in order to prove the merit of their petition to get her medical testing (they can't just ask the medical community for this new testing that is available...it has to be approved by the court, or by Michael Schiavo) and the court would also have to remove Terri's husband as guardian...something that seems unlikely since Judge Greer recently returned their filing requesting that, listing all of Michael's violations of Florida guardianship laws, evidences of conflict of interest, and evidences of past abuse with simply the finding of "unfounded" and dismissed it out of hand.

I think in light of this judicial travesty that the Justice Department should be called upon to investigate what has been going on in this case. That may be Terri's only hope at actually having her rights afforded to her.

[This message has been edited by Denise (02-27-2005 12:55 PM).]

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I am aware that most people are sadly misinformed regarding this case and have based their opinions only on the misinformation being fed to the press and media by Michael Schiavo and his attorney, George Felos. She is far from the ‘house plant’ that Michael stated that she is, and is not in a vegetative state induced by bulimia as Michael and his attorney constantly feed to the media. She is not on any extraordinary means of life support. Her only tube is a feeding tube that provides her with nourishment since her husband has long ago denied that she be fed by mouth, even though she was eating soft foods by spoon before her therapy was stopped. She can still swallow, as she swallows her own saliva, but she needs therapy to improve her swallowing ability, something that her husband has denied for over 13 years against medical advice.

Here is a link to a very good article on this case.
http://www.blogsforterri.com/archives/2005/02/terri_schiavo_n.php#more

Here are some action items excerpted from the article.

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Contact Florida’s Governor, Jeb Bush at jeb.bush@myflorida.com and demand that he invoke Florida Statute 415.1051 to provide protective custody until investigations into abuse and neglect can be carried out.

Contact Florida Senate at www.myflorida.com  and ask them to institute an immediate moratorium on withholding assisted nutrition and hydration until Florida can adopt a new standard of testing protocols for brain-injured patients.

Contact Florida’s House of Representatives at www.myfloridahouse.com  and ask them to pass legislation that would forbid the removal of food and water without the informed consent of the patient.



And this:

http://www.blogsforterri.com/archives/2005/02/should_michael.php

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Even if one assumes the best of Michael Schiavo and assumes that he feels Terri's death would be in her best interest because her life as it is must be intolerable, even if he is frustrated by the years of legal wrangling out of cencern for her, and not his own needs, one cannot explain his behavior toward her. Why, if she must be kept alive while legal issues are settled, doesn't he let the nurses clean her teeth? Why does he order her window shades down at all times, banish cards, flowers and family pictures from her room, and not allow her to be taken from her room at all? Why doesn't he allow her testing and therapy that may increase her functioning and even help her to swallow and speak? Is he really concerned for her suffering? One would think that if he truly wanted to reduce her suffering, he would not add to it in these ways.



And here is a link to a petition to the Florida legislature to impeach Judge Greer. The petition lists each incidence of malfeasance by him in regard to his handling of, and rulings in, the Terri Schiavo case.
http://www.petitiononline.com/ijg520/petition.html


And here is another very good article:
http://www.theempirejournal.com/021005bci_bush_could_intervene_i.htm


Please become involved and do whatever you can to get the truth out about Terri and her situation, and urge your family, friends, email buddies, and houses of worship to become involved as well. And pray. Time is short, and a life hangs in the balance, as well as many other lives in the future if a precedent for euthenasia is allowed to be set in this case.

Thanks again.


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If you don't have the time to email each senate member, here is the email for the President of the Senate.

lee.tom.web@flsenate.gov


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39 posted 02-28-2005 10:22 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

The Jacksonville Justice Coaliton, of Jacksonville, Florida, has initiated a petition on Terri's behalf.

Please sign it and pass it along to everyone you know.

Thanks so much.
http://www.justicecoalition.org/petition2.htm
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You may also send an email to Amnesty International USA, asking them to intervene to prevent Terri's death by torture (starvation and dehydration), which people can go to jail for if they were to do the same thing to their house pets.
Here is their email address:

aimember@aiusa.org

Here is their website:-
http://www.amnestyusa.org/contact/

Hitler's Germany viewed the disabled as expendable and worthy of nothing but death. We're better than that, aren't we?

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In October of 1939 amid the turmoil of the outbreak of war Hitler ordered widespread "mercy killing" of the sick and disabled. Code-named "Aktion T4," the Nazi euthanasia program to eliminate "life unworthy of life" at first focused on newborns and very young children. Midwives and doctors were required to register children up to age three who showed symptoms of mental retardation, physical deformity, or other deviations included on a questionnaire from the Reich Health Ministry.

A decision on whether to allow the child to live was then made by three medical experts solely on the basis of the questionnaire, without any examination and without reading any medical records. Each expert placed a + (plus) mark in red pencil or a - (minus) mark in blue pencil under the term "treatment" on a special form. A red plus mark meant a decision to kill the child. A blue minus sign meant meant a decision against killing. Three plus symbols resulted in a euthanasia warrant being issued and the transfer of the child to a 'Children's Specialty Department' for death by injection or gradual starvation. . . .

Next came the mentally retarded, then the handicapped, then the intellectuals. . .

http://www.gopinsight.com/2005/02/is-it-happening-here-in-terris-fight.php

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Yes, we are indeed much better than that.

You know, I've always been uncomfortable in using World War II comparisons to other issues politically and all, as I just find it always brings back bad memories and bad blood. In one way or another, however, I believe it's very important we understand we have learned from the mistakes of the past, and embrace the disabled, sick, and mentally challenged, and do just that by providing the legislative cushion and the compassionate blanket.

I can see why this has remained a quiet thread. I, myself, felt this as an extremely sensitive thread with so many strong emotions reeling and I was a little timid in coming in here myself. But before deciding to add my two cents, believe me that I was thinking and considering this issue among others strongly, and that you're not alone in your thoughts and sentiments. Indeed this is a sensitive issue and I have been debating it with my parents this last week and a half or so. And though generally we have disagreed on a majority of issues, I am glad we could have this talk and blessed we could seek common ground together here.

Don't be discouraged that this thread does remain quiet. I believe that's just the attitude others are taking here. This is sensitive, shaky ground, but I believe others are truly quietly thinking to themselves with some of the passion you have shared with us all, regardless of their overall opinion on social issues like euthanasia, the death penalty, abortion, etc. I don't believe anyone else here should be forced to speak here, and the best approach is to just believe in our hearts with faith that regardless of overall opinion, so many are offering their compassion and well wishes to Terri.

As an aside, but still relevant to the issue of life, hooray for the Supreme Court in banning the execution of minors today. This is a victory that has been long delayed, and I certainly hope soon we can follow the lead of approximately 110 nations around the world in banning the death penalty in its entirety.

Sincerely,
Noah Eaton


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I admire your courage, Noah. Thanks for speaking up about your convictions on this matter, despite its controversial nature, although I can't for the life of me understand the preservation of life being controversial.

I have felt like I have been, for the most part, talking to myself in here. Maybe I should watch that, someone may want to take away my food and water!

I think a lot of people are just under the mistaken notion that Terri is somehow 'terminal', and on some sort of life support other than the kind we are all on...food and water. But she's not in a 'terminal' condition physically. She is cognizantly disabled, not suffering from a terminal ailment. Not that I would consider the starvation and dehydration of anyone even if they were terminal. I would continue to feed someone who is terminal whose body can handle it and provide non-lethal doses of morphine, enough to make someone comfortable but not enough to make them die, and let the natural dying process procede as humanely as possible.

When my father suffered brain damage and was in a coma, we opted not to have a feeding tube placed because his brain damage was so severe that all his bodily organs were shutting down and feeding him would have caused him agony since his body couldn't eliminate anything. His condition was terminal (but the hospice did continue to provide hydration to him, because allowing him to dehydrate would have been excruciating, according to the hospice, and they believed that even people in comas can feel pain). Too bad that Terri is in the hospice controlled by George Felos (Michael Schiavo's attorney) and not in the one my father was, in Sarasota, Florida.

But that's not the case with Terri Schiavo, whose body functions quite well with the feeding tube, for almost 15 years now. The only reason for its removal is to cause her death, which it will, since no sickness or disease will be causing it, but rather starvation and dehydration.

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Judge Greer Obstructing Justice

Terri Schiavo and her family flagrantly denied due process by probate judge

Clearwater, FL – On February 28, 2005, the parents of Terri Schiavo were informed, through their Attorney David Gibbs, III that Judge George Greer of Pinellas-Pasco’s Sixth Judicial Circuit has denied, without access to hearing, motions filed by Terri Schiavo’s immediate family for

Updated neurological evaluations based on new MRI testing protocols;

A motion to compel the deposition of Michael Schiavo;

A petition for extraordinary authority to provide Terri Schiavo with updated rehabilitative protocols;

A petition for divorce, citing open adultery on the part of Terri Schiavo’s husband and guardian;

An objection to the guardian’s annual guardianship plan;

A motion to remove Michael Schiavo as guardian, citing his failure to comply with Florida Law mandated guardianship requirements. This motion dates back to November of 2002, but the court has never ruled on it.

Judge Greer has stated that he will only consider motions from Terri’s family as they relate to the death process, which include but are not limited to a motion to allow Terri Schiavo to die at home instead of a Hospice facility, a motion for a Florida burial, and a motion allowing her immediate family uninterrupted access to her throughout the death process.

The Terri Schindler-Schiavo Foundation finds the actions of Judge Greer reprehensible and a clear denial of the due process rights afforded to Terri Schiavo under Federal and Florida law.

With new medical diagnosis protocols and new levels of rehabilitation protocols, Terri Schiavo’s adjudicated condition of ‘persistent vegetative state’ is no longer equitable and any responsible jurist would eagerly recognize and accommodate more thorough means of determining the disabled woman’s true condition – a condition that remains in great dispute.

Additionally, the Foundation finds the behavior of Judge Greer an absolute obstruction of due process for Terri Schiavo by his refusal to hold the guardian accountable for violation of Florida’s guardian laws. The guardian has spent Terri Schiavo’s medical fund on representing his own legal interests, has denied her necessary medical services, lives in open adultery with his girlfriend and their two children, has petitioned the courts to cremate Terri immediately upon her death and has repeatedly and flagrantly failed to comply with Florida Statutes that mandate the terms of guardianship. Judge Greer couldn’t be bothered with those details so long as Terri Schiavo’s death is a guaranteed outcome.

Statement of Pamela Hennessy, Media Representative of the Terri Schindler-Schiavo Foundation: Never in my life have I seen a judge so afraid of the truth. Why is it that admitted criminals are protected to every reasonable measure of law, but our disabled and vulnerable citizens are discarded by the courts as unworthy lives?

http://www.terrisfight.org/press/022805.html

This is what this family has been up against all these years in the court system.
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Thank you Denise for all the info and links, and I am indeed saddened by this perversion of legal justice.  I have to wonder if that Judge is appointed or elected.  Either way, he needs to be impeached on grounds of gross negligence, collusion, obstruction of justice, incompetance, and anything thing else they can easily find on him.  Perhaps, if nothing else, he can be brought before the Court in a civil lawsuit, or possibly a criminal suit if he's indicted for accessory to murder.
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You're welcome Ali. I am saddened to tears over this latest development.

I understand that he is an elected judge. I agree, he should, at the very least, be impeached.

Here is the link again for anyone wishing to sign the petition for his impeachment, who hasn't already done so.
http://www.petitiononline.com/ijg520/petition.html

And please email Jeb Bush and ask him to immediately put Terri in protective custody under the guardianship of the State, at least until the new MRI testing can be done to determine her actual condition, and evaluation by objective parties. He does have the authority to do that.

jeb.bush@myflorida.com

Thank you.

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March 01, 2005
Disability Rights Activist Has Experienced Medically Induced Starvation

Kate Adamson, award winning author and disability rights activist, by request of the Schindler family, has launched a campaign to save Terri Schiavo from starvation. Like Terri, the doctors felt that Kate was someone who should not or could not be saved. Kate suffered a catastrophic brain stem stroke and was dependent on a feeding tube for all her nourishment. Kate had her feeding tube turned off for over a week.

Now fully functional except for some paralysis on the left side of her body, Kate is in the unique position of knowing what it is like to be starved. She is hopeful that her story will get people to stop before they sign on to the idea that Terri Schiavo should be starved to death. Unlike Michael Schiavo who is trying to have his wife starved to death, Kate's husband Steve fought to save her life.

Adamson, author of Kate's Journey, appeared on Paula Zahn Now to make an impassioned plea to save Terri's life. That program, along with numerous other radio and television appearances, has resulted in thousands of responses from people who agree that Terri Schiavo deserves a chance to live.

Planning a trip in hopes of visiting Terri's bedside, Kate is hopeful that she will be able to meet with Governor Bush and the members of the Florida State legislature.

"I have a unique understanding of what Terri is feeling. I could feel everything that the doctors did to me, and I could do nothing. I was at the complete mercy of others, and they couldn't hear me." -- Kate Adamson

For more information, please visit her website at www.KatesJourney.com.

http://www.blogsforterri.com/archives/2005/03/disability_righ.php#more
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Here are two more petitions that I found. Please sign them and forward them to all your family, friends and email buddies. Thanks! And keep praying too!

http://www.petitiononline.com/chisana7/
http://www.petitiononline.com/19461949/
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And this:

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  Don't Forget To Call President Bush: Please intervene to save Terri Schiavo

I just called the White House comment line listed below. You actually get to speak to someone, it's not just a recording. I was told that the calls do help and to get more people to call.

She need not ask twice. The White House asks, now let's see to it that they receive -lots of calls!

Call President Bush and ask him to personally intervene:

President George W. Bush
(202) 456-1111
president@whitehouse.gov  


http://www.blogsforterri.com/archives/2005/02/dont_forget_to.php


And more petitions!  Seems like everyone has caught on to your idea, Noah!
http://www.renewamerica.us/news/050224petitions.htm
 
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