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    Nights out!

    Saw an article in the local paper discussing the proposed new legislation for licensed premises, forcing some clubs/pubs to close earlier or applying hefty levies on late opening; some students at the Uni had been interviewed and were not happy "We don't go out until about 11 to 11.30 PM.! "

    The mind boggles!

    I would have thought that might have an adverse effect on attending lectures (or at least staying awake during them), also given the amount of "anti-social" behaviour between midnight and 4 AM being reported daily in the same paper, might there be some connection between that and the students drinking hours?

    Mind you they could be doing research for their Leisure and Tourism degrees (do they really need a degree to take hotel bookings and make beds?)
    Cheers MIKE.

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    Now, who was it that introduced 24 hour opening????? The general public could have told them that it was a bad idea. When I was young night clubs used to close at 2.00 am. And that was Saturday nights only.

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    I am so glad that I don't have to "do the night scene" - Of course, when we go out for dinner, now that might be a different story.
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    Wonder why we need to cater to UNI students with these hours? The students themselves should be responsible enough to know what sleep they need for the next days classes, so why penalize the working class who enjoy a brew or so late at night.

    Just because the student is failing exams or falling asleep during classes is not the general public's fault ... that whole responsibility lies on the student themselves ... I mean, if they choose to sleep during class and fail the class, then one tends to get what one deserves ... (?)

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    I am with Kh on the above...
    *If a man wants God to hear his prayer quickly, then before he prays for anything else, even his own soul, when he stands and stretches out his hands towards God, he must pray with all his heart for his enemies. Through this action God will hear everything that he asks* -Abba Zeno-

    *Protagoras: "Truth is subjective. What is true for you, and what is true for me, is true for me. Your opinion is true by virtue of its being your opinion."

    *Socrates: "My opinion is: Truth is absolute, not opinion, and that you are in absolute error. Since this is my opinion, then according to your philosophy you must grant that it is true."

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    Admiral Maestoso marval's Avatar
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    I agree Krummhorn, the students must take responsibility and get their priorities right.

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    The trouble is most of them are young (about 18 years) and this is their first time away from home. Nobody to tell them to go to bed etc. It can take a little while to learn to be responsible.

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    I can see your point, teddy ... but all during my rearing years at home, I was taught about right and wrong, learned that the body needs proper rest to meet the next day, so, long before I moved out on my own, I already knew what being 'responsible' meant.

    Okay, so I was a normal kid, too ... and kids do 'things' that are against being responsible at times, even while living at home ... and I quickly learned the hard lessons of not being responsible, like being grounded for a week or two, and not being able to drive. Those things were permanently etched into my brain, so when I moved out of the home roost, I knew what to expect and took the necessary precautions.

    Kh ♫

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    I am afraid parenting has changed Lars. Spock has a lot to answer for (no, not that one Colon). Too many parents do not have the required skills. Little Johnny must be able to do exactly as he wishes. And look where it gets us.

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    Maybe you're right, teddy ... but I know that I taught my kid (he's 25 now) how to be responsible ... and of course, he blew it a few times, but learned from the experiences. Still, any student should have some built in morals ... they know they have a critical exam in the morning that they must pass, and think that they can get by on 1 hour sleep and 14 cups of coffee or tea, and wind up failing the exam.

    One tends to get what one deserves ... the blame can't be put on anyone else except the student, yet, the rest of the population (those grown up and working for a living) are now 'forced' to curb our legal activity because some ignoramus failed a university exam? Stupidity ... fail the student, get on with life, raise our glasses !!

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