Ho hum, Congress wants to privatize the air traffic control system. Why? Privatization votaries will say it's because everything government does sucks and everything private corporations do is awesome -- never mind that when your government fouls up, you can do more about it, because your government belongs to you. Never mind, also, that when our government sells off its services to private corporations, services don't necessarily get better -- in England and Canada, privatizing traffic control led to massive job losses and huge hikes in ticket fees. I'm going to go out on a limb and say that such privatization efforts also resulted in certain folks with a significant investment in these efforts becoming quite wealthy. No use justifying it by saying WE'RE BROKE!!!! either, because we're seeing how it works in Spain and Greece -- no amount of privatization is ever enough, and no amount ever seems to shrink government debts or kickstart economies. So Sign for Good helps you tell your Congressfolk to abandon efforts to privatize air traffic control systems.
Meanwhile, Mercy for Animals has started a petition on Change.org which helps you tell Wendy's to ban eggs from animals raised in battery cages like those used in factory farms. You know the drill with these cages: animals can barely stand or spread their wings in them, and birds often get trampled or mangled in cage wires, and then left to rot when they die, often right next to bird that are still laying eggs. Say it with me: no "cheap" food is worth torturing animals like this, and yes, I insist, as a civilized person, that you treat your feed animals with respect and dignity, not in the least because doing so tends to give you better meat, even if it doesn't make poultry CEOs as rich. If you're the kind of person who wonders why we should bother doing things like this because no one ever changes, etc., note well that many of Wendy's competitors in the fast-food business -- including McDonald's, Taco Bell, Burger King, and Panera -- have already begun transitioning to cage-free eggs. No one ever succeeded by throwing their arms in the air and walking away, after all.
UPDATE. Well, that was quick -- Wendy's has agreed to make its eggs cage-free by 2020. Good work, folks!