Women tend to be a higher risk for drunk driving than men. Why you might ask? It is due to the fact that women tend to have more passengers in the car or are more likely to be distracted or have small children present. Men are more likely to be driving alone or less distracted by what is going on around them http://www.allvoices.com/contributed-news/3958201-women-drunk-driving
For all the fundamental evangelical Christians who say that PM Stephen Harper DOES NOT DRINK ALCOHOL.. they are deceived.. https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2010/02/28/pm-stephen-harper-does-drink-alcohol/
The MAJOR PROBLEM WITH ALCOHOL AND DRUGS IN CANADA is the tip of the icebergs
which includes the too many liars and thieves now too.
Alcohol is more dangerous than illegal drugs like heroin and crack cocaine, according to a new study.Heroin, crack cocaine and methamphetamine, or crystal meth, were the most lethal to individuals. When considering their wider social effects, alcohol, heroin and crack cocaine were the deadliest. But overall, alcohol outranked all other substances, followed by heroin and crack cocaine. Experts said alcohol scored so high because it is so widely used and has devastating consequences not only for drinkers but for those around them. When drunk in excess, alcohol damages nearly all organ systems. It is also connected to higher death rates and is involved in a greater percentage of crime than most other drugs, including heroin. All governments should consider more education programs and raising the price of alcohol so it isn’t as widely available. “What governments decide is illegal is not always based on science,” for monetary considerations about revenue and taxation, like those garnered from the alcohol and tobacco industries, may influence decisions about which substances to regulate or outlaw. “Drugs that are legal cause at least as much damage, if not more, than drugs that are illicit,” http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/101031/health/health_eu_med_dangerous_alcohol
Provincial Governments, cops too do not want to reduce gambling or alcohol consumption for it is a great money maker for them, and too many Canadian politicians and cops do like to booze..
AUSTRALIA NOW HAS THE SAME PROBLEM WITH ALCOHOL AND DRUGS THAT WE DO. But illicit drug use is the tip of the iceberg. TV sporting coverage brings us almost non-stop alcohol sponsorship – along with superbly produced ads for brands such as Cougar, Hahn Ice, Heineken, and Bundaberg Rum. Even the TV programs that solemnly draw attention to alcohol and drug problems are dominated by alcohol promotion. .. NEXT all too often our home-grown drunken heroes hit the headlines for attacking others, male and female. There are almost daily reports of drunken rampages, assaults, drink-driving and various other forms of unacceptable behaviour by the stars of rugby league, rugby union, soccer and even cricket… one of England’s few current cricketing idols, Freddy Flintoff, was “full of shame” and lost his team’s vice-captaincy after an alcohol-fuelled escapade at the World Cup for which he and several team-mates were disciplined. The concerns about alcohol and other drugs so regularly expressed by sporting organisations would be more convincing if they were not financially fuelled by alcohol sponsorship. Alcohol sponsorship is easy money, as tobacco sponsorship once was, and the claims of drinks industry companies that they do not promote to children and young people are just as meretricious as the same long-discredited claims once made by tobacco companies. Alcohol is a major cause of road crashes and deaths, There are currently no effective controls on advertising and promotion of alcohol. Liquor companies will clearly be happy to get away with their freedom for as long as they can, and to sponsor as many high-profile sports as possible. Meantime, the tragic consequences of drunken behaviour, whether by sporting stars or binge-drinking adolescents, are a national problem requiring determined action at the national level by governments and sporting authorities. Surely the time has come to end the insidious promotion of alcohol as an indispensable accompaniment to sporting success. Our role models and the community alike will continue to face mixed messages about drugs while so many sports stars remain hooked on alcohol.
Australia’s politicians are legendary for having alcohol close at hand, not only before and after work but also during it. The country’s federal and state parliament houses contain — along with legislative chambers and libraries — restaurants, bars and liquor stores, which serve taxpayer-subsidized alcohol late into the night during parliamentary sessions. In Western Australia, new premier Alan Carpenter has vowed to ban alcohol in parliament, saying MPs “should not be able to drink freely during working hours.” Australians are proud of their hard-drinking reputation. But according to the latest global ranking by the World Health Organization, Australians drink much less than the Irish, Germans, British and French, and only a little less than Americans. As for Aussie MPs’ drunken antics, the outrage they provoke shows the country isn’t willing to put up with them. http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1865383,00.html
IT IS TIME THAT ALL TAXPAYERS STOP SUPPORTING THE SELFISH, SELF CENTERED, GREEDY, IMMORAL HOGS AND THE BRAIN DAMAGED ALCOHOLICS WORLDWIDE AS WELL
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According to the pastor Harper was a good christian. The hypocritical, pretentious fundamental right winged evangelical pastor of New Life Beginings in LaSalle, Quebec Preaches next openly today now for us not to have anything to do with a person who drinks wine, and to stand up against all people who do any wrong, to openly speak to them, and lies and says come and talk to me your pastor after church. I am always really interested to hear from you about all of your concerns but in reality when you do try to talk to him.. I thus told him Harper drinks beer.. but since he himself cannot handle negative truths, he the ostrich no good pastor refuses to talk with me and says I am tired now, I refuse to hear any of that, I refuse to believe any of that, that is all gossip, slanders, and we do not allow anyone who causes disturbance, problems, gives any criticism in our church, so please leave now. So much for their false professing Christian love, brotherly love, their openness now, free speech too.. The same pastor says he does not believe anything the news media writes at all. So who does he believe? only himself it seems.
For the record, Stephen Harper Prime Minister of Canada himself now did not even deny to me that he drinks beers and/or alcohol, or that he even gives presents of alcohol to others as well. So why do any of the others? https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/01/23/alcoholic/
Alberta drug and alcohol deaths have doubled in the past decade
Edmonton Sun CALGARY — The number of recorded drug and alcohol deaths in Alberta has more than doubled in the past decade, says the province’s chief medical examiner. From 1998 to 2008, Alberta’s population has grown by only 13% while the annual number of non-suicide deaths attributable to intoxicants has leaped to 437 from 210. Kim Borden, research officer with the chief medical examiner’s office, was at a loss to explain why the number would so far exceed the province’s population increase. “But I do know drugs and drug-related deaths are a huge problem — it’s right up there with car crash fatalities,” she said. “It’s growing every year.” , the figures for deaths caused by drugs are likely much higher because the number of autopsies are so limited.
So vehicular speeding is not the major cause of accidents, deaths but impaired driving and yet the police like to go after speeders, over the drunk drivers still and why was that?
It is not the rapists, drunk drivers that mostly fill the courts calendars, docks it is mostly the revenue generating traffic tickets.. if the government wants to get tough on crime, as it purports, it should go after the real criminals. Drunk, impaired drivers too. After all speeding is not the major cause of vehicular accidents, what you did not know that yet? and the police Chief himself did not tell you? What is then the cause of major car accidents? Drunk driving, road rage, impaired driving, distracted while driving…. and what the revenue generating traffic division has not gone after all this mostly instead yet too? and why Not? The Cops becoming judge and jury, now taking the law into their own hands even when they still say “ In most cases, our cops are the best to judge if stunt driving is really stunt driving. Or, is it simply speeding. If that is the case, they should charge accordingly or face more legal challenges.” And them the cops still being continually soft on drunk drivers is cause too many cops do drink alcohol now too? https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/09/10/speeding-is-not-the-major-cause-of-car-accidents-still/
VICTORIA — Alcohol consumption has increased almost twice as much in British Columbia as it has in the rest of the country, according to a new study. Researchers at the University of Victoria Centre for Addictions Research say British Columbians’ alcohol consumption has risen 16 per cent since 1998. That’s almost twice the nine per cent increase seen in the rest of Canada. http://www.vancouversun.com/health/Drinking+rises+faster+than+rest+Canada/2322114/story.html
and if that is true now there should be twice as much arrests for drunk driving and twice as much prison incarceration for drunk driving too? is there or why not?
Saskatchewan has introduced the toughest repeat drunk-driving sentencing policy in Canada, just in time for the holiday party season. As of Friday in Saskatchewan, there will be a minimum mandatory 30-day jail sentence for repeat offenders who have had one prior conviction in the past five years or two convictions in the past ten years. Further, if a convicted drunk driver has two convictions in the past five years or three in the past ten years, the mandatory jail sentence will be 120 days. These sentences will be more severe if the drunk driving offences have caused bodily harm or if the offender is found to be driving while disqualified. http://www.torontosun.com/news/canada/2009/12/09/12098391.html