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I am 18 years old, and am a current License holder.
However, I believe that kids at least 15 should be able to receive a license in the state of Kansas.
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.
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.
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.
Fed up with the internet in MSV? Think you've paid too much for something that barely works? Then sign this petition to get Hornet Internet in the student village!
Since moving into MSV last year in September 2007 I regrettably signed up for the deluxe package of a 2mb connection for a whopping £250. Firstly this is an outrage to charge so much for us students to pay. It’s even more frustrating that you don't always get the full bandwidth speed. Downloading or streaming anything is a joke as it takes bloody ages. I for one ain’t gonna take it no more so I’ve created this petition to get Hornet to supply the internet here in MSV.
On average I can download around 50 kb/s which is 5 times slower than what I should be getting (~250kb/s). I can only imagine what people on the lower package (512kps) are experiencing.
Hornet Internet is so much better in terms of that its cheaper (Private Halls that Hornet provides for charge around £100), faster (10mb connection to each room) and more importantly is more badass than CableCom.
If anyone lived in Halls where Hornet is provided will know that it’s the fastest thing ever and it was so good downloading at 1mb/s.
In conclusion please help me by supporting this petition and I will get into contact with MSV management to see if we can get into some kind of agreement.
In an annual report sent to Congress Monday, the US Sentencing Commission announced it had amended federal sentencing guidelines to lower the sentences imposed on people convicted of federal crack cocaine offenses.
Unless Congress takes affirmative action to block the move, it will go into effect on November 1. The report also urged Congress to address the 100:1 sentencing disparity between crack and powder cocaine sentences.
Under the controversial crack laws, people convicted of distribution offenses involving five grams of the drug face five-year mandatory minimum prison sentences, while it takes 500 grams of powder cocaine to trigger the same penalty. Similarly, someone convicted of distributing more than 50 grams of crack faces a 10-year mandatory minimum sentence, while it would take five kilograms of powder cocaine to get the 10 years.
Lower BHA Tuition for the Year 2007 - 2008. Stop Last Minute Tuition Increases.
Parents of Brighter horizons Academy students, please sign this petition to Lower BHA Tuition for the Year 2007 - 2008.
*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".
A College Education is a very valuable asset in Life, and more importantly the labour force. The degree also gives you a voice, and makes people take notice. Your opinion is an educated one and therefore respected. There is a trend, however, that may take a way your voice away. That is the increase in tuition fee's over the last sixteen years.
In British Columbia the average tuition fee has increased by $3152 over the last sixteen years. Kwantlen has always been the forefront of great education for a lowered tuition, but even it has faced the increase in tuition fees. Are we not worth it? Does our generation not require an education? One answer to this problem would be to obtain a student loan, but loans only breed debt.
Over 45% of College students will be in debt after college. The average debt has grown from $ 10,800-19,000 in just 10 years, and one out of seven bachelor graduates will owe $ 25,000 in debt. A student could work to pay his tuition, but with tuition increasing as it is it would take a lot of hours per week. These hours would detract from time spent studying, and possibly impairing academic performance. Moreover, studies have shown that students working twenty hours or more are likely to drop out.
By dropping out the student just lost possibly $600,000 over a life time and decrease his chances of employment by 6 percent. More importantly he just lost his voice. Let your Voice be heard, and let the government know that tuition fee’s need to be reduced.
Stand Up For Your Right! Sign the Petition and let Legislators know that You are Worth a Great Education! And That You Refuse To Become Just Another Statistic!
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.
My petition is for my dog Ruby, who died on Saturday February 3rd, 2007. A car was driving too fast and probably not paying much attention to the road.
Sign to help lower taxes.
Taxes are a problem to poor people and communities. Taxes can help make people go into debt. Taxes suck.
Please help to lower taxes.
Speed limits on Kale Adams road are set at 45 and 55 mph. This is a residental area, and we feel that this is set too high.
There are many people that live on this road that have small children and pets.
Saratoga Pines is limiting PVC or aluminum fencing around pools to white. The Board reasoning is any other color would lower our values. However we currently have bronze and white pool enclosures and bronze and white front door screen enclosures.
We also have Madison Green homes in our neighborhood that have visible black or bronze fencing in the front of their homes.
On September 02, 2006 a memo addressed to the vendors of the Vancouver Flea Market announcing an increase in booth rental fees to commence on October 07, 2006. This is the second such rental fee increase for the year of 2006.
Since the departure of the Vancouver Flea Market’s former manager in January 2002, three mangers took over and the market has undergone many changes.
1) Introduction of the “Antque Show”
2) Advertising of the Vancouver Flea Market has diminished.
3) Rental Fees have unexplicably almost doubled.
The introduction of the “Antique Show” was a great way to bring more people into the Vancouver Flea Market. This, however, was a mixed blessing. The Antique Show comes complete with a segretation curtain to separate the “regular” area and the “show” area. There is, however, no separation at the admission gate as all venturing customers have to pay double the normal admission. This frightens off some customers, sometimes permanently. Regular customers avoid the market on antque show days forcing regular vendors to suffer. The Antque Show does bring in some new customers but for only around four days per year. For the other one hundred days of business the reserved section for the Antique Show remains virtually empty. If these tables are filled, management could increase yearly revenue by twentysix times.
The Vancouver Flea Market simply lacks advertising. Advertising brings in more customers, which increases the number of occupied booths. With the exception of the few advertisments for the Antique Show, there are little to none advertisments at this point. Pior to 2002, the Vancouver Flea Market was advertised on various television channels with a smart, professional commercial. The Antique Show itself suffers from lack of advertising. A number of the smaller flea markets in the lower mainland have been showcased on “the Antique’s Road Show “on the CBC. For example, the antique show on the north shore flea market has been showcased on Global TV News, CTV News and the CBC. The much larger historical Vancouver Flea Market has been left out.
Rental Fees have almost doubled in the last five years. Contrary to the reasons given for the increase, or lack thereof, cost of living, property taxes and other expenses, while they have gone up, have not increased by 190% as the increase implies. Rental Fees have forced many vendors to leave, and will cause many more to leave or reduce their booths. This will equal much less revenue for the Vancouver Flea Market’s Owners and Managers. The Vancouver Flea Market has many empty tables, with an entire section of empties reserved for the “antique show” which accounts for approximately only four showings yearly, whereas regular vendors are responsible for generating 104 days of revenue, plus holidays. A lower rental fee would certainly fill up those empty tables for more than just four days a year, resulting in 26 times the revenue generated by the Antique Show. Thereby increasing revenue for the owners and managers.
In the past five years vendor revenues have been steadily dropping and rental fees have all but doubled. In spite of raising fees, including admission fees, there has been a reduction in advertising of the market to little or none. In fact many people are unaware that the historical market exists or is even open for business. People from the lower mainland go all the way to the likes of Abottsford, when, ironically, the Vancouver Market is closer. We are looking for a win-win solution allowing the owners and managers to prosper along with the vendors.
May 01, 2006
Please allow teens to vote at a lower age.
The united states should lower the voting age to 16. By that time people have a good political stand point.
It is a proven statistic that 18 is the worst time to vote.By that time teens are to stressed out about moving away to college, graduating highschool, and getting out in the world on their own.
Remember when just 100 years ago we gave the women the right to vote? We thought only white men should vote. Our country runs on a system one person one vote. People do not have to show their maturity.
So whos to say a person going in to vote that is 22 has the maturity level of a 14 year old! In some states people can get married at the age of 13, with a parents permission of course. But whos to say that if a child is givin permission by their parents they could vote.
Wouldn't that be a good idea?
March 28, 2006
We the people of Sutter Creek HOA sign this petition in support to lower our monthly association Dues.
Petition Community Association (CA) is a generic term used to describe residential developments in which each owner is bound to a real estate organization by a set of governing documents that require adherence to a set of rules and the payment of assessments.
The money collected in assessments is used for the operation of the Association. Membership is automatic when a unit is purchased. CAs are not voluntary organizations.
March 15, 2006
In 1987, the Center for Creative Leadership concluded that women as a group are kept from advancing not because of their individual abilities but because they are women.
Some people think the glass ceiling from 1987 still exists, others think it has been shattered, and yet others think it is more a plastic ceiling; that you can never really break through, as in being taken seriously, but you can advance.
Female athletes don't sign the multi-million dollar contracts men do,
In American factories in the 19th century, men got paid $3 and women got paid $1 a week for the same hours.
On March 7th, 1860, women workers at a shoe factory in Lynn, Massachusetts, went on strike, and wages rose that April.
NOW (National Organization of Women) was formed in 1960, one of its goals being equal pay for the same job.
In 1964, congress passed a civil rights amendment originally intended to gain the equality of black people.
o A senator from Virginia added "sex" to race, color and religion so it would look ridiculous and not pass.
o This addition was what made it pass, and under the amendment came the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Many employers exercise "tokenism." This is when an employer will hire women (etc.), in a number that the hiring of them is merely symbolic. This creates on-the-surface, but not true, integration.
Where tokenism or integration isn't present, women mainly work in pink-collar ghettos.
o In service occupations, 7 million men and 10 million women.
o In elementary and high schools, 1.5 million men and 3.5 million women.
o As doctors, 715,000 men and 245,000 women, yet as nurses and lab technicians, 403,000 men and 2.4 million women.
In 1997, Patty Abramson founded the Women's Growth Capital Fund to help women start their own business. However, out of 1,200 high risk business loans, only 30 were owned by women.
Women seeking executive jobs know that companies like Reebok (executives are 44% women) will be the best to join.
Out of 830 executives in the fortune 500 companies, 5 are women.
The glass ceiling keeps women in pink-collar ghettos too. It affects women in non-traditional unskilled labor jobs.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, full-time working women receive 75-77 cents for every $1 earned by a full-time working man.
Female university professors earn $6,500 less a year than male university professors.
According to a worker at a consulting firm named "Pam," women are usually hired as assistants while males are usually hired as associates. Associates generally earn more money that assistants, which makes it seem fair.
In the WNBA, stars earn $50,000 a year, while in the NBA stars can earn $20 million a year.
Three quarters of women work in pick-collar ghettos with lower pay. These women are "firmly entrenched;" not receiving pension or life insurance in addition to being paid lower or being hired part-time or temporarily and being paid minimum wage.
o Good News for Working Women: More and better jobs in nearly every employment field; less discrimination in the mere hiring.
o Bad News for Working Women: What they find after being hired and while working. Fewer benefits, lower pay and slower promotions as compared to men.
The toughest challenge can be balancing work and family. Women, stereotypically, have more family responsibility than men, so pursuing a career while having children can be seen as greedy for the woman, but not the man. Some women even quit their jobs to spend more time with their children.
Many women face prejudice in jobs that require physical strength. Women may also face prejudice because they are assumed to be mentally weak, due to the assumptions that they are caring, kind and loving.
There is just overall negativity against women that carries its way into the workplace. Men are called leaders, women are called bossy. While women are no less likely to get angry than men, the way women express anger is seen as too emotional, while the same behavior is perfectly acceptable for a man. (Banging a fist on the table while screaming).
The glass ceiling has not become a cement ceiling. More women are breaking into traditionally male dominated jobs. Women receive perks and promotions and in some cases, in record numbers.
The glass ceiling has not been shattered either. Tokenism is prominent in the hiring of women in traditionally male dominated fields. They are promoted slowly and seldom, they struggle to balance home and family, they do not receive equal pay for equal work, they are stuck in pink collar ghettos, they earn three quarters of what men earn.
Thirty or forty years ago, the wage gap was excused as being a result of equal merit. Now, women have all but caught up with men in education and the Equal Pay Act of 1963 and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act have only helped them, but the pay gap has persisted. The reason for this is sex based discrimination.
January 18, 2006
I'm tired of having to waste my precious money buying gas.
THE GAS PRICES ARE OUTRAGEOUS!! MANY PEOPLE CAN BARELY AFFORD TO PUT FOOD ON THEIR TABLE NOW THEY HAVE TO PAY 6 BUCKS FOR GAS IN SOME STATES?
THATS NOT FAIR.
I would like to lower the drinking and driving law in all states. I would like to lower it to .04% BAC (Blood Alcohol Content).
I have seen many people die from drunk driving and it is time for it to end. Please help me make this a law. Thank you very much.
This petition was created to lower college tuition costs. It is to stop colleges from raising their tuition every year. Instead, all colleges would remain at certain fixed rates, each year. This would only change if a college were to have financial problems, then that certain college may raise it's tuition as needed.
College tuition needs to be lowered so that more common folk may be able to attend, because they are the ones that are always the most ambitious and want to attend college the most.
Lower Test and Tune Price.
You are signing this online petition to ask Thunder Alley Dragway to lower their racer entrance fee for Test & Tune night, to a lower reasonable price, ($15 or $20).
Feb 8, 2005
Maybe smoking kills but smokers are willing victims. I tihnk if you are old enough to drive, you can smoke a cigarette legally.
Dell has had $699 for their lowest laptop price, even for the Inspiron 1000!
They should lower their prices!
Gas prices have hit the roof!! Please help me lower these outrageous gas prices!
The reason why i made this petition is because the current laws are not working, kids still find ways to get alcohol.They have people who are older than them buy it or they have fake ids.What has this law done? Nothing,They say when you turn 18 you become a legal adult but you cant make your own decision wether to drink or not but its ok to become a bartender right at 18 , 19 or 20, but yet you cant drink any, Its okay to join the army and die for you country at 18, 19, 20 but yet they wont allow you to have alcohol.You can get married but yet you cant celebrate with a glass of champagne at your wedding because you know why You havnt reached that magic # 21!!!.You know what thats absurd,And then they tell us oh you cant handle any right you havnt matured enough ,O ya but by law im already an adult, i can get tried as an "adult" ,VOTE, BUY TOBACCO,PLAY THE LOTTERY , WASTE MY MONEY ON GAMBLING SO THE STATE CAN MAKE A PROFIT OFF ME BUT YET IM NOT OLD ENOUGH TO HANDLE ALCOHOL.Thats stupid i think we should make are own decisions and be responsible for are own actions i think they should change the law.
Because if they lowered the law it would take the fun out of doing something illegal.
Do you get what im saying yet?Because if its illegal kids are gonna say ya i wanna do it because i cant buy it, im only 18 , 19 or 20 but yet i cant do it even though im an adult right?.That will make them do it even more. The law isnt working as you think it is , if they lower it to atleast 19 years old i think it would teach us how to drink responsible as young adults.Look at europe they may be a different country but yet not much countrys have a strict law on age .Here its 21,there its under 16 , 18 and 20.And some countrys dont require an age.Who knows if this will work but it doesnt hurt to try.They lowered the law but it failed ,but put it this way they made that decision to drink and drive no one ever said to do it, it was there decision alcohol does affect people and i aint gonna argue about that , it does have different affects on people and sometimes people make the wrong choices when they abuse alcohol but you cant discriminate on age because of that.If you agree with me then sign it if not then thats your opinion.
We, the undersigned fans of the NHL and hockey fights, would like to petition its commissioner Gary Bettman, director of hockey operations Colin Campbell and Andy Van Hellemond, the league's supervisor of referees to consider not banning fights.
Not only will banning fights lower your already dwindiling and depeleted popularity, but as well, it will lower attendace exponentially. If you ever actually watch some of the games, you will notice that while there is a fight going on, not one person leaves their seats, and in fact are all standing and applauding.
Lets save hockey and hockey fights!!
Help lower the USA voting age to
Lower the voting age to 16.
College athletes deserve a stipend for the work that they do. This will help to lower the dropout rate of college athletes!