Zero Tolerence?

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As most of ye are most likely aware there is a debate going on with the Fianna Fail Parliamentry Party on whether or not to lower the blood alcohol level for drink driving from 80mg of alcohol in 100ml of blood to 50mg. These are often reffered to as 0.8 and 0.5 limits

Now the way it is at the moment you can basically have one pint or one unit of alcohol and still pass a drink driving test, but if the limit is lowered to 50mg how much can you drink? Half a pint? half a glass of wine? half a standard measure?

Seriously what is the point in this? A few of us were discussing this last night and it was again mentioned on twitter today. We would be better off having a zero tolerance approach. Lets set the limit and zero and completely wipe out the meerest hint of drink driving, or drinking slightly drunk the next morning. Maybe people will be more careful and lessen their intake of alcohol.

I am not sure if a zero tolerance approach is best, but if you are going to reduce to 0.5 you might as have it at zero.

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I’m Giving up Alcohol (Again)

Another Alcohol ShotImage by brosner via FlickrSo if you followed me on twitter, you would have seen tweets giving out about drama on Friday night. After talking with the person involved on MSN last night, he still doesn’t know how really pissed off me and an another friend are with him. So to set a good example, I am giving up alcohol for a bit.

I do this every son often anyway and have a great time out! See my problem is, I get hyper on 7up (and coca-cola), so therefore can normally be seen dancing the night away and not really giving a toss.

Last night was one of those nights. I went out and met with friends and had a great night. So hopefully I will stick to it.

Of course I have a good track record of giving up alcohol. The last time I did, I met my boyfriend, so it was a good decision then and hopefully a good decision now.

Now I’m normally bad at setting a time for when I go back drinking, but I know I will be drinking when I go to Dublin next week, and Brussels the week after, because I will be, kinda, on holidays!

So hopefully it will all work out!

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PSA’s and stuff on youtube

Public Service Announcement by Erase The Hate National Organization. PLEASE NOTE: Some of the images contained in this PSA may be too graphic for some people. Viewer Discretion is Advised.

ILGA Adoption Ad

Amercanized version of a popular Nowegian Ad about LGBT Youth

Absolute Cut Ad

Brillaint Alcohol Awareness Posters!





Saw these on the stand next to me today at the Drug and Alcohol Awareness Week Information Fair in the Millenium Hall, where I was manning the Cork Gay Project Stand. I think their really good!