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Attention SS: Sign this petition and spread it

http://www.change.org/petitions/view/as ... hild_abuse

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Targeting: Sen. Lisa Murkowski (AK), Sen. John McCain (AZ), Sen. Johnny Isakson (GA), see more...Sen. Lisa Murkowski (AK), Sen. John McCain (AZ), Sen. Johnny Isakson (GA), Sen. Pat Roberts (KS), Sen. Richard Burr (NC), Sen. Judd Gregg (NH), Sen. Tom Coburn (OK), Sen. Lamar Alexander (TN), Sen. Orrin Hatch (UT), and Sen. Mike Enzi (WY)
Started by: National Youth Rights Association

Operating mostly in secret, while making billions of dollars, is the abusive "teenage behavior modification" industry. Posing as schools, these unregulated monstrosities are praying on the fears of parents while physically, emotionally and sexually abusing young people in facilities that wouldn’t meet prison standards, let alone standards for schools or hospitals. These programs often look very much like boarding schools complete with websites that use words like “college preparatory” and “therapy.”

But punching a ten-year-old boy in the face for wetting his pants on a field trip is not therapy. Neither is forcing a student to eat worms. A recent GAO report documents abuse and even death at some of these facilities.

Congressman George Miller has led passage of H.R. 911, which would require that all residential programs treating youth implement some common sense provisions. These include providing access to a telephone, a toll free hotline to report abuse and a requirement that programs provide emergency treatment. They would also allow for regulators to make unannounced inspections.

Tell those members of the United States Senate that refuse to implement any of the requirements of H.R. 911 to move this legislation forward. Ending child abuse, particularly institutionalized child abuse, should transcend partisanship.

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12-18-2010 05:48 AM
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This is now a global announcement. Yes

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Yes, a petition, and we know that those always work, right? Rolleyes
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Sign'd.

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Dear Tumblrites: Despite your wrongly self-diagnosed PTSD, no line of scientific evidence suggests people can be triggered over the internet. Triggering works through the senses (i.e. smell, taste, touch, vision, hearing.) but it goes through real time; if you're not experiencing it in real life as it's ACTUALLY HAPPENING in your ACTUAL life, you CANNOT be triggered. The only exception to this is if you have a seizure, but then again, that's triggered by epilepsy (i.e. rapidly-changing flashing lights) NOT PTSD. Remembering a bad incident is NOT the same thing as having a flashback. When you remember, you think; when you flashback, you feel.

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Jmusial Wrote:Yes, a petition, and we know that those always work, right? Rolleyes
Better than nothing.

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VisualStyly Wrote:
Jmusial Wrote:Yes, a petition, and we know that those always work, right? Rolleyes
Better than nothing.
Agree'd.

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TRIGGER WARNING: THIS TRIGGER WARNING CONTAINS TRIGGER WARNINGS!

Dear Tumblrites: Despite your wrongly self-diagnosed PTSD, no line of scientific evidence suggests people can be triggered over the internet. Triggering works through the senses (i.e. smell, taste, touch, vision, hearing.) but it goes through real time; if you're not experiencing it in real life as it's ACTUALLY HAPPENING in your ACTUAL life, you CANNOT be triggered. The only exception to this is if you have a seizure, but then again, that's triggered by epilepsy (i.e. rapidly-changing flashing lights) NOT PTSD. Remembering a bad incident is NOT the same thing as having a flashback. When you remember, you think; when you flashback, you feel.

#HashTagsAreForIdiots

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Max Stirnir Wrote:"In the time of spirits thoughts grew till they overtopped my head, whose offspring they yet were; they hovered about me and convulsed me like fever-phantasies -- an awful power. The thoughts had become corporeal on their own account, were ghosts, e. g. God, Emperor, Pope, Fatherland, etc. If I destroy their corporeity, then I take them back into mine, and say: "I alone am corporeal." And now I take the world as what it is to me, as mine, as my property; I refer all to myself." The Ego and Its Own, pg. 15
Charles Manson Wrote:“Look down at me and you see a fool;
look up at me and you see a god;
look straight at me and you see yourself”
HeartofShadows Wrote:"Life is nothing more than a druggie trying to get their quick fix of happiness while dealing with the harsh withdrawal of reality"
Osip Mandelstam Wrote:"I divide all of world literature into authorized and unauthorized works. The former are all trash; the latter--stolen air. I want to spit in the face of every writer who first obtains permission and then writes." The Fourth Prose, 1930.
Lukas Foss Wrote:That is why the analogy of stealing does not work. With a thief, we want to know how much money he stole, and from whom. With the artist it is not how much he took and from whom, but what he did with it.
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I singed it

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Well I don't wanna give them my info like that or expose myself to them...

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Fucking sign'd.

Hope this does something.
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By entering your address, do they send letters to you? As awesome as that would be, my mom would fucking kill me if letters came in addressed to me because "I did something online". She already thinks that anyone can know anything about anyone online.

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Linki Wrote:Fucking sign'd.

Hope this does something.

Just spread the petition though, then we'll see.

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I doubt they'll bother to send letters... but you can probably just enter a fake address or something. As long as your name is real it should be fine. Actually I think it auto-sends your signature off to those congress people when you sign... could be wrong tho. What are the odds of them contacting you? Laugh

And yeah, petitions aren't exactly the best thing in the world but it takes <2 minutes and is better than nothing, so why the hell not?

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I just don't wanna give my info to the government or whoever. Who cares, I'll post with fake info

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Oh great, you need 1000 signature to get it to pass. They just increase it. Ideas on spreading it?

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Posted on the SS facebook group, and sent a message to all members.
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I signed it and posted it on my blog a few days ago. Not sure how much more I can do besides get people I know to sign it...

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Signed it.
A petition is better than nothing.
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Signed.

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Sup Brawh! Haven't seen you in ages.
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Lol da stupid intitut for gay kds lol
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823
Signatures Goal: 1,000

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Rebelnerd Wrote:Human rights are being violated by US law enforcement. This is what the media is here for, you're supposed to be the watchdogs! You're supposed to stand up for the downtrodden, not belittle them as though all their problems amount to nothing more than some angry glares toward parents and sabotaging their computers.
I've seen so much shit done to youth and for some reason, this has made me angrier than I've felt in years. Abuse and oppression happens all over the world. It's a terrible reality of modern society, but we've all accepted that it happens and we're doing what we can to fight it and build a better world.
But this...this mindless, condescending disrespect toward people who have no legal voice with which to defend themselves, this reduction of parents' betrayal into a cheap crack about kids being computer-savvy...it's like watching a surgeon joke about life insurance while his patient bleeds to death on the operating table. The media's job is to protect society from oppression and they've drawn a clear line between the people worth protecting and the people that don't matter. How can they people sleep at night?

You're a journalist. DO. YOUR. FUCKING. JOB.

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I go to Dulwich college (private school, England) but a lot of these things apply to all the dickhead masters and teachers. This is so going up on the RADCNB.
That's the Rebels At Dulwich College Notice Board.
Signed.

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sadly thats true thats why i made the brother hood we go and do assualt and rescue missions at each and every one wich is why we need more members if you people want we could recruit you we will need all the help we can get Shooting Rocket Evil Cool Grouphug Wave ps we salute you fine soldiers
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"The time frame for signing this petition has ended". And there were only 800/1000. They really increased the number of people that had to sign? Fuckers.

sorent Wrote:sadly thats true thats why i made the brother hood we go and do assualt and rescue missions at each and every one wich is why we need more members if you people want we could recruit you we will need all the help we can get Shooting Rocket Evil Cool Grouphug Wave ps we salute you fine soldiers
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