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For my social psychology assignment we've been told to start a petition to raise the legal drinking age to 21!
1000s of People will Lose there jobs in bars pubs, nightclubs, emergency services and the police force plus it will have a knock on affect on the towns economy if Northampton Council Restriction on banning the sale of alcohol in the early hours of the morning is introduced.
All the People on this Committee are Not Under 30.
Therefore Are Not In-touch with the views of Young Clubbers and Social Drinks.
!!!Save Jobs and Help the Economy!!!!
We choose to drink in Kings Cross. Let us choose what we drink and at what time.
Stop the proposed changes to Kings Cross.
The NSW Government has proposed variations to Kings Cross Precinct Liquor Accord measures.
THE CHANGES THAT AFFECT YOU:
1. On Saturday and Sunday mornings licensed premises must cease selling or supplying you with alcohol on their premises an hour before they close.
No venue in Kings Cross can serve you drinks between 4am and 5am.
SHIFT WORKERS, HOSPITALITY WORKERS, LATE NIGHT DRINKERS...
THIS AFFECTS YOU!
2. On Friday and Saturday nights from midnight until the venue closes the following cannot be served.
- No shots
- No drinks with more than 30ml of spirits or liqueur
- No drinks with more than 50% spirit or liqueur content
- No ready to drink beverages with an alcohol content of more than 5%
DO YOU LIKE SHOTS?
DO YOU LIKE DOUBLES?
DO YOU STRAIGHT SPIRITS ON THE ROCKS?
DO YOU LIKE RTDs WITH MORE THAN 5% ALCOHOL CONTENT?
DO YOU LIKE COCKTAILS?
THIS AFFECTS YOU!
3. On Friday & Saturday nights from midnight until close
- No more than 4 alcoholic drinks can be served to the same person at any one time
- No more than the contents of one bottle of wine can be sold to the same person at any one time
DO YOU OFTEN BUY A ROUND OF DRINKS?
DO YOU FRIENDS TAKE TURNS IN BUYING ROUNDS?
DO YOU LIKE TO SHOUT BIG GROUPS OF PEOPLE DRINKS?
DO YOU LIKE TO SIT DOWN WITH A COUPLE BOTTLES OF WINE?
THIS AFFECTS YOU!
The NSW Government has proposed changes which affect you!
SAY NO TO PUNISHING KINGS CROSS DRINKERS!
We ask all those signing the petition and those who support to cause to formally contact:
Safe Premises Team - Compliance Division
Office of Liquor, Gaming and Racing
Let them know how you feel, you can make a difference by letting them know.
Fluoride is a poison that causes numerous health problems and our City has voted against the removal of it for years despite the cities around us passing the vote. Many studies have shown the effects of fluoride on the human body and some of the problems include but are not limited to,
BRAIN DAMAGE IN UNBORN FETUS
DENTAL AND SKELETAL FLUOROSIS
LOWERING OF IQ
INTERFERES WITH WHITE BLOOD CELL PRODUCTION
HEART CIRCULATION PROBLEMS
This Petition is important because this is a real poison that we are given daily and have no choice whether or not to consume it.
There have been many accidents in Australia due to young adults consuming too much alcohol, whether it be in a car crash, a street fight or other issues such as brain damage or death.
Pushing the age of legal drinking up to 21 years of age would benefit the whole of Australia and save many lives.
I believe that the US Drinking age should be 18 because I believe that if you were to let teenagers (18 years of age and older) purchase and consume alcohol, then they wouldn't go behind the authority figures back and break the law.
Other countries have a low drinking age and it is working out fine for them.
Drugs in the music and movie business have taken many lives over the years. At no point has the industry taken a solid stand to improve this condition. Society in general bans drug use in the workplace as do others such as professional and amateur sports teams.
Hollywood should now lead the way in banning drugs and drug use in light of the recent losses of Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston. A policy banning drug use should be contained in every talent contract and embrace a true zero tolerance drug policy.
This policy would be mandated and appear in every recording or movie contract. The clause would terminate the contract upon breach. This ban can and should also extend to any lyrics and content that promote the use and sale of illegal drugs.
Fluoride was added to the water under a false pretence that it helped tooth decay.
There is no scientific proof to back this up. Fluoride is a highly toxic substance.
It is lethal in high doses.
Small community 12km from Enderby with a pub and many senior residents needs taxi service. Taxi service stops 4 km short of the community! (more info added tomorrow).
As per recent reports, the licensing panel of Mansfield District Council imposed a licence suspension of 6 weeks on the Bold Forester following a request by Nottinghamshire police asking the council to review their license. This followed the supposed sale of alcohol to an underage boy, who spent time in various pubs and an off licence in Mansfield, before fatally attacking an innocent man with other youths.
Although we in no way support the sale of alcohol to underage children, we wish to show our support for the well managed and respectable pub we know.
In Oklahoma, the drinking age is 21. If this was lowered to 18, there would be many benefits, including less law enforcement money and time, less experimenting in minors. Lowering the drinking age in Oklahoma would make it to where there is less thrill of breaking the law.
If Oklahoma were to raise the drinking age law, the government could put breathalysers in all cars driven by people under the age of 21. The government could put 18-20 year olds on a probational period to see if this new law could actually work.
Mr Jonas Nartey, of Elmina Restaurant and Bar, on the junction of Norwood Road and Lancaster Avenue, West Norwood SE27, has applied for an extended drinking licence until 4 am, as well as a new licence for dancing and music till the same time (Licence no 05/02420/PREMLI/325).
We believe that a late night establishment of this kind is not in keeping with the area, and that if this license was granted, then it would have a huge negative impact on the area and its residents.
Some of the reasons against granting this application, as well as possible effects of allowing late night drinking, music and dancing include:
1. Increased public nuisance such as noise, litter and pollution.
2. Potential harm to children, especially disturbed sleep.
3. Public safety: detrimental to the health and well being of ourselves, our children, other dependants and the elderly and other people using our streets for their journeys.
4. Increased crime such as kerb-crawling, gangs, gun and knife crime, car crime, drug dealing.
5. Increased traffic, dangerous parking, congestion.
6. Detrimental to the well being of our communities on both sides of Norwood High Street, Lancaster Avenue and York Hill.
7. There is already a club above Iceland, Norwood High Street.
8. Residents on York Hill already suffer public nuisance from church.
If you agree with any of these issues in relation to Elmina's application, then please sign this petition. We will be forwarding the signatures to Lambeth Council, and must do this by Friday 19th March so please help gather support as soon as possible! Thank you for your support!
We are extremely alarmed and angrily concerned about the fluoride that is being dumped in our water supply.
Fluoride is a known Toxin it has been identified as a toxin and is linked to various cancerous chemicals, studies have also shown that it does absolutely nothing for the teeth and gums and out of 1 in 3 children it's known to cause discoloration and irreversible damage to the teeth enamel.
In a major report written by the National Academy Of Sciences it states that toxic levels can lead to severe pitting of the teeth enamel in children. Fluoride can also build up in the bones to cause pain, stiff joints and skeletal abnormalities. Such findings are in alignment with not just a measly minority group of sceptics but is backed up by 600 world renowned scientists some of which have made their point and stated the obvious for the record in their professional opinion thus they made it very clear that any dosage of this vile chemical is inexcusable whether it is 1.5mm or 1.0 mm this is why most major bottled water companies such as Volvic and Evian do not dump fluoride in their water for their consumers. If it was so safe surely they would be placing fluoride in every single product.
We see this as criminally negligent and demand the immediate and complete removal of fluoride from our drinking water supply.
- The legal drinking age in the United States is among the highest in the world.
- It is the result of the Federal Uniform Drinking Age Act of 1984 which makes it illegal for people under 21 to consume alcohol.
- Many states chose to follow the Federal Uniform Drinking Age Act of 1984 because otherwise their highway funds would be reduced.
- Males are required to join the Selective Service once they are 18, with the possibility of being drafted.
- Also, 18 year olds can vote and participate in jury duty.
- The drinking age of 21 is not effective. It gives colleges more problems to deal with because many young adults drink anyway, disregarding the legal age.
- Many people have created a path for their lives by the time they are 21. It is unacceptable to tell someone not to drink at that age when s/he has gone to war or has started a family.
The current United States legal drinking age is 21. Many United States citizens disagree with this age. Many believe that the age to legally be able to purchase, consume or possess alcohol should be 18.
A United States Citizen is allowed to vote when they are 18 years of age. 18 year old males are forced to join the Selective Service, for possible drafting. This means that 18-year old males can go to war. At age 18, a citizen is also inclined to jury duty. So, an 18-year old is given the responsibilities of voting, being selected for jury duty, and possibly being drafted for war.
If an 18-year old citizen is to be given these responsibilities, why is the legal drinking age 21? Does the U.S. Government not trust those of us under 21? They trust us with their votes, yet they cannot treat us like full adults for another 3 years!
16. Save DSpot
DSpot known to the youth of Texarkana, Dekalb, New Boston and surrounding areas as a teen club. It is a place where they can go and not have to worry about getting in trouble, violence, nor bad influences. There is absolutely no fighting, no drinking, no smoking, and no hanging out in the parking lot. The teens have a dress code to go by just as schools do. No gang related clothes worn into the club such as bandanas and boys must have shirts on at all times.
It’s a teen club that Ricky Blackwell uses to encourage adolescence to think positive and strive for their goals. He promotes good behavior and positive thinking for ones actions. He shows them that there is more to life itself than hanging out at all times of the night, drinking and doing drugs. He is a positive influence to Texarkana and the youth of today, tomorrow, and the future. Since the club has opened, there has not been any kind of negative activity. No fights have broken out...
We the undersigned, as citizens of Goulburn community, i would like to bring underage drinking, vandalism and such; to your attention due to teens vandalising and drinking on weekends due to having nothing better to do. As i am one of these teens we all wish we had something fun and entertaining to do that we can afford, if we just had this we believe that none of the concerns would be addressed and everything would be great and we would have something to do instead of doing silly things to keep us occupied.
The Law Commission is encouraging the NZ government to consider raising taxes for all beer brewers to offset the social costs of irresponsible drinking. The Free House argues that this could put some small craft breweries out of business. This petition argues that a 'one size fits all' increase in taxation will have a disastrous effect on New Zealand's boutique breweries - and that these brewers are the ones we should be rewarding not penalising.
Why? Because small boutique and craft breweries emphasise taste, flavour and create environments that encourage sensible and responsible drinking. Craft beer is marketed on quality not price but it's a thin line between a 'premium' price and an 'unaffordable' price.
The big brewers can absorb increases in excise duty and afford massive advertising campaigns but the small brewers can barely afford to print a few posters and give out a few flyers. Craft brewers are occupying less than 3% of the total beer market - so tax breaks for them is not going to leave a big hole in government finances.
For the reasons above, The Free House will lobby MPs and other supporters of great New Zealand craft beers to give tax breaks to small Kiwi-owned brewers. Sign our petition if you want New Zealand's craft brewers to survive!
To stop the brewery closing the central.
Many parents and Adults believe that you shouldn't be able to drink at the age of 18. However legally we are considered as "Adults."DUI in the US is a major problem today as well as Underage drinking.
In other countries, there are rarely any problems, mostly because drinking is a common activity and there are no rules to break by doing so. It is true that Teenagers love to break the rules and do forbidden things.
I believe that If the Drinking age is lowered, Kids wouldn't be trying so hard to prove the point that we indeed "can" still drink regardless if it is illegal or not.
21. Save A Tree
The issue is that we are losing trees at a very fast pace. Without trees we can expect more runoffs of topsoil, the temperature of the earth to change, extinction of animals that rely on tree’s to live, and irregularities in the balance of carbon dioxide and oxygen.
Some might think that this won't affect us, but it can/will create a reaction on the earth that will affect other resources in the area. By saving the trees we are creating a better future for ourselves and our future children.
In the United States, the legal age of majority is eighteen. The day a young man or woman turns eighteen, they are given many responsibilities. They can vote for the country's next president. They can get a tattoo. They can do sentences in jail. They can also chose and even be forced to go to war.
There is only one thing that legal “adults” in the United States cannot do, however, and that is consume alcohol. Alcohol and its consumption are widely integrated into many social aspects of our country, where most social gatherings in the United States are not without the presence of alcohol.
The government labels eighteen year olds as responsible adults, yet tells them they are too irresponsible to be able to consume alcohol. There is however, a better alternative to denying persons under the age of 21 to drink. Educating the young population of the United States through alcohol awareness courses is a workable alternative to the high drinking age.
Teenagers are eligible to receive a learner’s permit to drive at the age of fifteen. In Florida, teenagers at age fifteen can drive at any time, however they must be accompanied with a licensed adult at all times. At age sixteen, teenagers can drive without adults, however their curfew for operating a motor vehicle is at eleven o’ clock. Seventeen year olds are allowed to drive for two hours later than sixteen year olds, and eighteen year old adults have no restrictions. These restrictions were put in place in attempts to teach teenagers to drive instead of throwing them on their faces in the roaring interstates and highways. This would be a great idea for drinkers as well.
Seventeen year olds would drink only with adults, eighteen year olds would have restrictions, nineteen year olds would have fewer restrictions than eighteen year olds while twenty year olds would have even less restriction than nineteen year olds. By the time young men and women are 21 years old, alcohol would not be as taboo, and binge drinking may not be as much of a problem overall.
In October, Premier Nathan Rees announced new alcohol restrictions to try and kerb alcohol fueled violence and excessive drinking in 48 bars/pubs/clubs across NSW.
These restrictions are:
-2am to 5am lockout
-No Alcohol is to be served within 30 minutes of closing
-Drinks are not to be served in glass containers
-NO SHOTS ARE ALLOWED
-A Limit of 4 Alcoholic drinks per person are allowed
-There will be a 10 minute time-out every hour where no alcohol will be served
24. The Promise
By signing this petition, you are saying that you will never drive drunk, that you will call a taxi or hand over your keys to a designated driver.
Please help fight this battle of losing the people that we love to careless actions.
Every country except the U.S. is allowed to drink under the age of 21.
Let's change that and make it 18.
Drinking at 18 is the only thing that, as an adult, you cannot do until you are 21.
As you may or may not know, one of the only reasons the legal drinking age is 21 is because in 1992, the government said they'd cut highway funding by 10% if they didn't raise it to 21.
Well, there's many different ways to get the 10% if it was lowered back to 18, which would add many benefits.
Although when the drinking age was raised to 21 years of age drunk driving accidents sharply decreased, it is wrong to have the drinking age this high.
When a citizen turns 18 he/she may vote and die for his or her country but not legally drink alcohol.
If people over the age of 18 are mature enough to make large decisions like that, they should be able to choose whether or not to consume alcohol.
*the drinking age is 21 years old while the age to go off to war and die for your country is 18...
so why can you go off to war but not drink what you want??
you say drinking is dangerous? thats not a good enough arguement, so is war.
if the drinking age is lowered, young people wouldnt think its such a novelty to drink so they wont go out when they are 21 and binge. If you grow up around alcohol you know what your limit is, youll be more responsible about it, and your first time will probably be around your parents.
if anyone can do it, its not as "cool".
The drinking age was raised to 21, up from 18, in 1992 when the federal government said they would cut states highway funding by 10% if they did not raise their state drinking age to 21.
To me this seems like blackmail but the government has said otherwise. In the end, the states have final say and I would like to get this issue on the ballot in November of 2007.
In 2005, less than one percent of DWI's were given to a minor who had been drinking in a bar or nightclub. Not allowing 18-20-year-olds admittance into an establishment where liquor is responsible for sixty percent of the revenue will not hinder underage drinking.
Alternate locations will be sought and found in the form of private parties where peer pressure and the lack of monitoring will cause individuals to indulge themselves who would not have otherwise if they had been in an establishment.