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I don't know, probably not
but here's one you should sign if you care about y'know libraries and books and scholarly activity
more info here http://books.guardian.co.uk/news/articles/0,,2000822,00.html
for hiding my computer screen from work colleagues.
meths is the funniest so his opinion counts for more.
come up with a better line than that.
not a punto
to get you stricken from the list of DiS Comedy Mofos for this.
It's clear that a call was made by bamos and Slicky. You can't just take the matter into your own hands like this...
i don't get it ..
i want my instinctive emotions to be thoroughly tested
The concept is flawed.
Unless there is another petition running parallel in which you can poll those against the motion raised in the first petition, there's really not that much worth in it.
but won't you also need a petition for the middle ground between the 2? etc.
What, like "I agree/I disagree/Meh"?
is that they only ever form an opposition to something. Even if a million people sign it, what does that tell you? A million people in a population 60x that number oppose the subject. So what?
Regarding this, I would like to know why the British Library believes it can operate free of charge with it's existing hours on £100m a year, but cannot do so with £93m a year. Rather than looking at it as a £7m cut from £100m a year, why should they have £7m more from £93m a year?
a petition to stop that petition.
and I'll have an anti-sophie petition drawn up so fast it'll make your head spin.
and I'm not even going
Council wanted to create controlled parking zones, which would basically mean you'd have to pay to park outside your house. So a petition against this was circulated. Apparently there's a piece of legislation or something that states that if a certain ammount of people attend a meeting on a subject, and a certain ammount then sign a petition, a non-binding referendum can be held. So the meeting was held and the petition signed, and we had a referendum, and it was a landslide against the council, and yes it's non-binding -but the council would have been silly to ignore the results (and they probably would have faced a massive civil disobediance campaign if they'd carried on with the plans). So there we go. No CPZs in Canton.
I love how you make it sound like a wild and crazy concept from a Daily Mail headline...when that is actually most of London now. :D
It's shit round where mum is: She hasn't got a car and the restrictions basically mean people can't visit her in their car, thanks to the insanely tight nature of the visitor's permits.
and parking is absolutely ridiculous where I live, and Something Has To Be Done.
At the momemt most streets have a 'residents parking' section, and you're entitled to one free permit per household, with the costs getting higher the more you apply for. Which seems like a fair enough system as it is.
If you want to get people out of cars though, then surely the best plan of action is to provide more reliable public transport? The bus I get to work is basically 10 minutes EARLY every morning and an hour late in the evening. How anyone can call that a bus 'service' is beyond me. Moan moan! Grumble grumble!
my main point was that petitions can work i guess.
other examples. Some kids in america petitioned one of the tv networks to get Roswell recomissioned or something.
family guy, futurama
Family Guy was recomissioned on the strength of its DVD sales. I think Futurama was the same.