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  • ATF Elimination Act Re-introduced in the House

    01/22/2017 6:17:20 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 29 replies
    The New American ^ | 20 January 2017 | Bob Adelmann
    In re-introducing the ATF Elimination Act on Thursday, January 12, Representative Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) explained one of the primary reasons why: “The ATF is a scandal-ridden, largely duplicative agency that has been branded by failure and lacks a clear mission. It is plagued by backlogs, funding gaps, hiring challenges, and a lack of leadership.”Not once did he explain the real reason the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF for short) should be eliminated: There is no provision anywhere in the Constitution that grants the federal government the powers the ATF exercises.Sensenbrenner’s original bill was introduced on March 4,...
  • Rare Trump whisky sold for £6,000 at auction

    01/13/2017 6:21:56 PM PST · by xp38 · 24 replies
    BBC ^ | January 13 2017 | BBC
    A rare bottle of whisky signed by US president elect Donald Trump has sold for £6,000 at auction in Glasgow. The 26-year-old GlenDronach single malt whisky was bottled in 2012 to mark the opening of Trump International Golf Links in Aberdeenshire. A Canadian bidder paid more than twice the estimated price to secure the bottle at the auction of rare whiskies.
  • Poitín now legal to drink in Ireland as first license given [Poteen, moonshine]

    12/30/2016 5:08:46 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 854 replies
    Irish Central ^ | December 30, 2016 05:36 AM | IrishCentral Staff
    After generations of his family spent their lives as outlaws for making the infamous Irish poitín, Pádraic Ó Griallais has finally been able to carry out the family business in the open just under a decade after the spirit was outlawed. Taking a career break from his job as a high school teacher to establish a new business based on his old family recipe, Ó Griallais is free to produce and sell the highly alcoholic spirit as he pleases without the interference of the Gardaí [Irish police], who hounded the previous poitín distillers in his family with raids to put...
  • Utah may lower the legal alcohol limit to .05% -- a first in the nation

    01/03/2017 1:17:48 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 71 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | January 1, 2017 | Kurtis Lee
    If a tough new proposal in Utah becomes law, just a few drinks — or even a few swigs — could put you over the limit for drunk driving. An effort is underway in the state to lower the legal blood-alcohol concentration for driving to .05 — a first in the nation. Currently, all 50 states have a .08 cap, eschewing suggestions from the National Transportation Safety Board to redefine what constitutes drunk driving.
  • Hard ciders mysterious demise

    09/05/2012 3:10:02 AM PDT · by djf · 112 replies
    Beer is without question, like Pizza, Madonna, and fast cars, an icon of modern American culture. That the white working class American male is stereotypically referred to as "Joe Six-pack" is but one example of the dominance of beer as lower and middle- class America's preferred alcoholic beverage. But this was not always the case. 150 years ago, in the 1840s, hard cider held the position now held by beer as the preferred alcoholic beverage of the working class. But somehow, by the end of the 19th century and well before Prohibition, Cider all but disappeared in the United States....
  • San Francisco Ranked No. 1 Most Hungover City in Nation

    12/22/2016 5:53:27 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    San Francisco, this probably isn’t a ranking to be proud of. The city apparently is the most hungover city in the country, according to a recent ranking by Trulia. The Trulia ranking took into account the cities’ number of bars, the number of young people and amount of party suppliers. It also surveyed how many of a city’s residents reported having at least one binge drinking incident in the past month. “The city with the most party suppliers, young people and binge drinkers scored higher as a place to party,” a Trulia news release said. Behind San Francisco came San...
  • Police: Woman beats sons, 9 and 7, for opening gifts early

    12/22/2016 5:57:40 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 36 replies
    ABC 7 CHICAGO ^ | 22 DECEMBER 2016 | AP
    GREENFIELD, Ind. (AP) -- Authorities say a central Indiana woman faces charges for allegedly beating her young sons after they found their hidden Christmas presents and unwrapped them. The 36-year-old Greenfield woman was freed on bond Thursday, two days after she pleaded not guilty to two felony counts of battery.
  • Roger Clinton Receives 2-Day Jail Sentence and 3 Years Probation for Redondo Beach DUI

    12/13/2016 8:36:41 PM PST · by Auntie Mame · 27 replies
    Redondo Beach Patch ^ | December 13, 2016 | Staff
    REDONDO BEACH, CA -- Former President Bill Clinton's half-brother pleaded no contest Monday to a misdemeanor DUI charge stemming from his June 6 arrest in Redondo Beach. Roger Clinton -- who entered the plea through his attorney -- also admitted an allegation that he refused or willfully failed to complete a chemical test. He was ordered to serve 48 hours in jail and three years on probation, according to the Los Angeles Superior Court's Public Information Office.
  • If you answer ‘yes’ to these questions, you may be an alcoholic

    12/12/2016 5:07:41 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 99 replies
    http://nypost.com ^ | 12/12/2016 | Dr. Brad McKay
    Do a few evening beers make your mornings un-beer-able? Does a vodka martini make your brain feel shaken, or stirred? Has a Dark ‘N’ Stormy been clouding your thoughts? For most people, the occasional night out is not a big deal — but when a hangover becomes a regular part of your weekend routine it’s a sign something might not be right. It’s an alarming statistic that one in five Australian adults regularly drink harmful amounts of alcohol. This chronic alcohol use can cause liver failure, stomach ulcers, bleeding problems, damaged nerves, injured brain cells and an increased risk of...
  • Dutch euthanasia law is used to kill alcoholic, 41, who decided death was the only way to escape[]

    11/30/2016 5:55:57 AM PST · by GonzoII · 35 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 29 November 2016 | Steve Doughty
    A 41-year-old man has ended his life by fatal injection rather than carry on living as an alcoholic, in a radical new extension of Holland’s euthanasia regime. Mark Langedijk decided that death was the only way to escape from his addiction to drink, according to an account published by his brother. Mr Langedijk set the date for his own death and was joking, drinking beer and eating ham and cheese sandwiches in the hours before his GP arrived at his parents’ home to administer fatal injections, it said.
  • Three Christians are sentenced to 80 lashes by Sharia court in Iran for taking communion wine

    11/17/2016 10:18:59 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 9 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | November 17, 2016 | HANNAH AL-OTHMAN
    Three Christians in Iran have been sentenced to 80 lashes by a Sharia court after they were found guilty of blasphemy for drinking holy communion wine. Yaser Mosibzadeh, Saheb Fadayee and Mohammed Reza Omidi, also known as Youhan, are due to be flogged in public after they were arrested at a house church gathering in Rasht in May.
  • BREAKING: HILLARY DRUNKENLY ASSAULTED PODESTA ON ELECTION NIGHT

    11/15/2016 1:47:18 PM PST · by johnk · 159 replies
    Patriot Update ^ | 11/15/2016 | Andrew West
    A week removed from the election of Donald J. Trump, wild stories about that fateful night are just now beginning to surface. One of the wilder stories comes from radio host Todd Kincannon, whose sources inside the Washington political elite have relayed to him an insane new story from inside Hillary Clinton’s campaign bunker. According to Kincannon, Hillary was not only inebriated on election night, but physically violent toward several members of her staff. CNN reporter tells me Hillary became physically violent towards Robby Mook and John Podesta around midnight; had to be briefly restrained. — The Kincannon Show (@kincannon_show)...
  • In a psychotic drunken rage..CNN Reporter Hillary Became PHYSICALLY VIOLENT on Election Night

    11/15/2016 10:40:55 AM PST · by Marys Lamb · 111 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Nov. 14, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Radio host Todd Kincannon from The Kincannon Show tweeted today that a CNN reporter told him Hillary Clinton became physically violent towards Robby Mook and John Podesta around midnight last Tuesday as the presidency was slipping away. CNN reporter tells me Hillary became physically violent towards Robby Mook and John Podesta around midnight; had to be briefly restrained. Hillary Clinton did not make it on stage that night. She sent John Podesta out instead. Hillary was drunk. She was. I posted about that too. She was in a "psychotic drunken rage" according to my reporter friend. Doctor added sedatives to...
  • Sin taxes on alcohol and tobacco have cost the Treasury more than £31 billion, analysis finds [UK]

    11/13/2016 8:12:09 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 14 November 2016 • 12:01AM | Peter Dominiczak
    Sin taxes on alcohol and tobacco have cost the Treasury more than £31 billion, an analysis has disclosed amid calls for a reduction in the Autumn Statement. Around £31.6 billion of tax revenue has been lost because of the illicit market in spirits, beer, wine, cigarettes, rolling tobacco and diesel, according to the analysis of HMRC figures by the Taxpayers’ Alliance. The high taxes on alcohol and tobacco simply fuel a black market in the goods which means that HMRC loses money, the campaign group said. …
  • Toll Revealed: Alcohol Behind 5 Percent of New Cancer Cases

    11/04/2016 2:23:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    Alcohol consumption caused more than 700,000 new cancer cases and around 366,000 cancer deaths in 2012, mainly in rich countries, according to data reported Wednesday to the World Cancer Congress in Paris. Comparing the cancer risk of people who drink, to that of people who do not, researchers calculated that alcohol was responsible for an estimated five percent of all new cancer cases, and 4.5 percent of deaths per year. “A large part of the population is unaware that cancer can be caused by alcohol,” study co-author Kevin Shield of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), told AFP...
  • Candidate Risk Assessment (Scott Adams)

    11/01/2016 5:40:29 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 14 replies
    Scott Adams Blog ^ | 10-31-2016 | Scott Adams
    Imagine you lived in a world in which no one except one senior citizen ever drank alcoholic beverages. Would you think it is a good idea to choose this one person – the only drinker in the world – to be in charge of the nuclear arsenal? No, that would be crazy. We know alcohol impairs judgment. And a president is on-call for emergencies 24-hours a day. Alcohol plus life-and-death decisions is a dangerous combination. The only reason social drinking (or worse) is not automatically disqualifying for the Commander-in-Chief job is because … wait for it … many of us...
  • Hillary Clinton is an alcoholic

    10/30/2016 4:55:00 AM PDT · by Lewis Stone · 139 replies
    Fellowship Of The Minds ^ | 10/29/2016 | Dr. Eowyn
    The American Medical Association defines an “alcoholic” as someone who 1.Has a prolonged period of frequent, heavy alcohol use. 2.Is unable to control drinking once it has begun. 3.Has withdrawal symptoms when the individual stops using alcohol. 4.Needs to use more and more alcohol to achieve the same effects. 5.Has a variety of social and/or legal problems arising from alcohol use. By that definition, Hillary Clinton is an alcoholic. Exhibit A In an email to Hillary’s campaign chairman John Podesta on August 8, 2015, Director of Communications for Hillary’s campaign Jennifer Palmieri wrote, referring to Hillary: “I think you should...
  • "I think you should call her and sober her up some."

    10/29/2016 3:22:41 PM PDT · by JoanVarga · 43 replies
    Wikileaks ^ | 8/8/2015 | J Palmier
    From:jpalmieri@hillaryclinton.com To: john.podesta@gmail.com Date: 2015-08-08 16:31 Subject: Re: Have you sent her the docs? I just sent. Was getting my hair cut and trying to write all this on an iPhone. I think you should call her and sober her up some. Sent from my iPhone > On Aug 8, 2015, at 1:55 PM, John Podesta wrote: > > Should I call her and talk this through or better to leave with you? I'm worried she'll get on with Cheryl and we'll end up in a bad place. I'm in a session that lasts till 3:30 your time. Is that...
  • Ancient Beverage Brewed In Milwaukee

    10/28/2016 9:51:13 AM PDT · by fishtank · 27 replies
    Archaeology ^ | 10-25-16 | NPR
    ANCIENT BEVERAGE BREWED IN MILWAUKEE MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN — NPR reports that archaeologist Bettina Arnold of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and her research team worked with Lakefront Brewery to try to re-create an alcoholic beverage that had been placed in a bronze cauldron and buried in a grave sometime between 400 and 450 B.C. in what is now Germany. The recipe was based upon the research of paleobotanist Manfred Rösch, who analyzed the residues in the Iron Age cauldron. He found evidence of honey, meadowsweet, barley, and mint—ingredients in a type of beverage known as a braggot.
  • NATIONAL AMERICAN BEER DAY – October 27

    10/27/2016 12:59:36 PM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 34 replies
    National American Beer Day is observed annually by beer drinkers across the nation on October 27. There are more than 2,100 breweries that manufacture beer in the United States. They range in size from industry giants to brew pubs and microbreweries. •The U.S. produced 196 million barrels of beer in 2009. •The U.S. consumes roughly 20 US gallons of beer per capita annually. •In 2008, the United States was ranked sixteenth in the world in per capita consumption, while total consumption was second only to China. •Prohibition in the early twentieth century caused nearly all American breweries to close. •After...
  • (Vanity) Hillary and Alcohol Problems?

    10/27/2016 9:45:40 AM PDT · by DadOfFive · 64 replies
    What is Drudge hinting with this pic?
  • WIKILEAKS: Hillary Clinton Needed Someone To ‘Sober Her Up’ At 4:30 In The Afternoon

    10/27/2016 8:08:57 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 71 replies
    heatst.com ^ | October 25, 2016
    Hillary Clinton campaign aides had a frantic email exchange in August 2015 over who should call the candidate to “sober her up some” at around 4:30 in the afternoon. According to documents published by WikiLeaks, Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta emailed communications aide Jennifer Palmieri with a question at around 2:00 p.m. “Should I call her and talk this through or better to leave with you?” Podesta wrote. “I’m worried she’ll get on with Cheryl [Mills] and we’ll end up in a bad place.” Palmieri wrote back more than two hours later with a response: “I think you should call...
  • Bon Jovi’s son ‘plied with booze, a hooker’ on class trip to Cuba [Hitlery Advocate]

    10/26/2016 4:47:32 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 23 replies
    NY POST ^ | 5/31/15
    Jon Bon Jovi’s son partied like a rock star in Cuba — and his prep-school pal posted the photos to prove it. Social-media shots appear to show Jesse Bongiovi and his best friend from the posh Poly Prep Country Day School in Brooklyn puffing away on stogies and soaking up the rays from rooftop patios overlooking the Caribbean — a trip in which the teens were plied with booze, cigars and a hooker on the Brooklyn school’s dime, according to a lawsuit. “First night in paradise #cuba,”
  • Atheists Fight to Remove ‘God’ From AA Program

    10/25/2016 1:20:30 PM PDT · by C19fan · 86 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 25, 2016 | Thomas D. Williams
    A Canadian man is suing Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) to have “God” removed from its famous Twelve Step program, alleging discrimination against atheists, agnostics, and freethinkers. First published in 1939, the “Twelve Steps” of Alcoholics Anonymous have a significant spiritual component, and six of the twelve make direct reference to God or a “higher power.” Those following the program must acknowledge their powerlessness over alcohol and their dependence upon God to restore them to health.
  • Iraq Parliament in Surprise Vote to Ban Alcohol

    10/23/2016 12:06:55 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Sunday, 23 October 2016
    Iraq’s parliament on Saturday voted to ban the sale, import and production of alcohol, in a surprise move likely to anger some minorities but also to please influential religious parties. Proponents of the ban argue that it is justified by the constitution, which prohibits any law contradicting Islam. But some opponents argue that it also violates the same constitution which guarantees the traditions of religious minorities.
  • Obama lifts restrictions on Cuban rum, cigars

    10/14/2016 8:53:31 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 61 replies
    USA Today | 10/14/2016 | Alan Gomez
    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2016/10/14/obama-cuba-regulations-expands-trade-travel-rum-cigars/92042662/
  • College Students Say 'Drunkorexia' Is More Than a Buzzword

    10/11/2016 12:52:16 PM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    NBC News ^ | October 11, 2016 | Rich McHugh and Ronan Farrow
    A growing number of college are banning hard liquor on campus in a move to curb extreme drinking — but students are still getting their party on, and some are adding an extra element of risk to their binges. A group of young people from the Chicago area spoke to NBC News, for TODAY's Campus Undercovered series, about the phenomenon dubbed "drunkorexia." "If I knew that I was going to be drinking at night, then I would not eat beforehand because of the calories," one student named Alyson said.
  • Sen. Mike Crapo (Mormon) pleads guilty to DUI charge ( but cannot support Trump)

    10/10/2016 2:27:10 PM PDT · by GilGil · 85 replies
    CBS ^ | 10/10/2016 | Jake Miller
    Sen. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence today in an Alexandria, Va., court and was sentenced to 180 days, all of them suspended. He will also be paid a $250 fine and court fees, will take a DUI course, and will have his driver's license suspended for 12 months. He could apply for a restricted license in the meantime. Crapo, a Mormon who has said he does not drink alcohol, was arrested on December 23 in Alexandria, Va., a suburb of Washington, D.C. His blood alcohol was recorded at 0.14 after he was brought to jail,...
  • Nigel Demster - Life with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (Hillary's disease - PSP)

    09/24/2016 9:15:29 PM PDT · by Future Useless Eater · 79 replies
    PSP Association ^ | Oct 8, 2010 | PSPAssociation
    PSP is a terminal degenerative brain disease which robs those affected of their ability to walk, talk, eat and see. Quotes from Nigel Dempster in the video... "I wont die of PSP. But I will die of an ancillary illness like pneumonia.  Its often mis-diagnosed as Parkinson's, without a cure anyway." "My body is packing up. I used to play squash once a week, or twice a week. I can't do it anymore.  And I joined the golf club, which I can't do anymore, because I can't stand still.  A long walk for me is 20 or 30 yards....
  • How Methodists Invented Your Kid's Grape Juice Sugar High

    09/24/2016 9:04:55 AM PDT · by NRx · 31 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | 09-23-2016 | Luke T. Harrington
    It’s weird to think about, but a lot of the things we take for granted are almost shockingly recent inventions. The can opener didn’t exist until 1870—nearly a full century after canned food was first produced (people ate so much canned food that year, you guys). Doors have been around forever, but doorknobs weren’t invented until 1878 (and people were finally able to leave their houses). And grape juice?
  • Bali's tourism at risk of being completely wiped out by Islamic law banning alcohol

    09/12/2016 8:27:33 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 12, 2016 | Nicola Smith
    The popular Indonesian resort of Bali may face a draconian alcohol ban that could carry a jail sentence of up to ten years for enjoying cold beers on the beach. A proposed bill to outlaw the production, sale, consumption and possession of alcohol has been tabled in the parliament, 700 miles away in the capital, Jakarta. If passed, it would decimate the tourism sector across the country, industry chiefs have warned. 'The tourists… drink alcohol all the time. It will be very inconvenient for them if they can't find alcohol,' said Indonesian Hotel and Restaurant Association head, Hariyadi Sukamdani.
  • How Ryan Lochte turned a drunken, frat-boy night into an international mess

    08/18/2016 11:50:34 AM PDT · by Caipirabob · 53 replies
    Yahoo!!!!! ^ | 1 hour 37 minutes | Dan Wetzel
    How Ryan Lochte turned a drunken, frat-boy night into an international mess Yeah, it’s come to this: The story of the Olympics, a likely fake claim of robbery at the end of a drunken night of debauchery turned into global story courtesy of a publicity-mad swimmer-turned-reality-TV-star who, unlike his three buddies – teammates Jimmy Feigen, Jack Conger and Gunnar Bentz – is home safe in the United States. This is likely bad news for Ryan Lochte, who appears to have found his three compatriots throwing him under the bus to authorities. At least two of the swimmers are at the...
  • Police: Suspected Drunk Driver Opens Beer In Front Of Officers

    08/17/2016 6:27:51 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 30 replies
    CBS MINNESOTA ^ | 17 AUGUST 2017 | AP
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Madison police say a suspected drunken driver disobeyed an order to get out of her car and instead cracked open a beer in front of the officer who stopped her. Police say an officer on foot spotted an SUV driving fast early Wednesday on State Street near downtown Madison, where regular traffic is not allowed. The officer jumped into her car and pulled the driver over.
  • St. Louis Park cop charged with DWI: 'F--- the police! I hate that I'm a cop!'

    08/16/2016 6:55:06 AM PDT · by massmike · 48 replies
    fox9.com ^ | 08/16/2016 | n/a
    Chaunte Lee Ford, 27, is charged with third-degree DWI, collision with an unattended vehicle, careless driving, and interfering with a peace office for the Aug. 5 incident outside of the NE Palace Bar. Ford was allegedly “hostile to the officers” and made “obscene gestures and comments toward them.” When asked if she needed an ambulance, Ford yelled, "F--- you. I don't need an ambulance. F--- that and f--- you." She also made general anti-police statements such as, "F--- the police! I f---ing hate cops and I hate that I'm a cop! All you guys do is harass black people!" At...
  • Boy, 13, drove drunk with drunken grandma in back

    08/14/2016 3:39:55 PM PDT · by digger48 · 19 replies
    WISH ^ | August 14, 2016, | Associated Press
    <p>SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico deputies say a traffic stop yielded a surprising find: a drunken 13-year-old boy behind the wheel and the child’s intoxicated grandmother riding in the back.</p> <p>The Santa Fe New Mexican reports Santa Fe Deputy Clay Cullison stopped the pair Thursday after spotting a blue 1994 Oldsmobile weaving.</p>
  • Muslim F.A. suing ExpressJet for wrongly suspending her after she refused to serve alcohol

    08/10/2016 9:16:29 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 83 replies
    National Post ^ | Aug. 10, 2016 | AP
    DETROIT — A Muslim flight attendant has sued ExpressJet, accusing the airline of wrongly suspending her because she refused to serve alcohol to passengers. The Council on American-Islamic Relations’ Michigan chapter announced Tuesday it filed the lawsuit last week on behalf of Charee Stanley, a Detroit-based flight attendant for the airline headquartered in Atlanta.
  • Muslim Flight Attendant Who Wouldn't Serve Booze Sues

    08/11/2016 5:36:07 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 45 replies
    Newser ^ | 8/11/2016 | Arden Dier
    Newser) – The Muslim flight attendant placed on unpaid leave last year after refusing to serve alcohol in accordance with her religion is now suing her employer. Charee Stanley of Detroit says Georgia-based airline ExpressJet was initially quite accommodating of her religious beliefs when she converted to Islam in 2013, even granting her request to wear a hijab to work. But when she became aware that "the Islamic proscription on consuming alcohol also extended to the act of serving alcohol to others" in 2015, she says she asked her employer if other flight attendants could serve alcohol in her place,...
  • Since 2014 The US Has Added Half A Million Waiters & Bartenders

    08/05/2016 4:20:35 PM PDT · by vannrox · 32 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 5AUG16 | Tyler Durden
    Since 2014 The US Has Added Half A Million Waiters & Bartenders And No Manufacturing Workers: Here's Why by Tyler Durden Aug 5, 2016 12:43 PM 0 SHARES As part of our monthly tradition showing the gaping disparity in the quality of the US labor market, we present the breakdown between the lowest paid jobs available, those for workers in "food services and drinking places", also known as waiters and bartenders, and compare them to the number of workers in the traditionally best paid sector, manufacturing. Here is the bottom line: as the chart below shows, there have been half...
  • freshman athlete who said he had 'wanted, consensual sex' with drunk sophomore won't be prosecuted

    07/15/2016 10:26:19 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 99 replies
    The DailyMail ^ | 15 July 2016 | James Wilkinson For Dailymail.com
    The University of Virginia (right), the location of the infamously fabricated gang-rape story printed in Rolling Stone last year, has found itself in the spotlight again thanks to another allegation of sexual assault - but this time the events surrounding the alleged rape are all too real. Sophomore volleyball player Haley Lind (left) believes she was raped at a UVA house party on August 22, 2015. The freshman athlete she was with swears it was all consensual. Both have been left distraught. And the UVA says there's just not enough evidence to do anything about it, The Washington Post reported.
  • Darryl Strawberry admits to having sex in clubhouse during games

    07/14/2016 12:17:57 PM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 28 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 7/14 | Mike Oz
    “Between innings. It worked out well just how crazy it was,” Strawberry added. “It kind of worked out that way. You point (a woman) out and tell the kid (to go get her).” By “the kid,” Strawberry means a clubhouse attendant. In his Sirius XM interview, Strawberry also talked about drinking in the clubhouse and smoking cigarettes in the dugout. Oh, to be a baseball player in the ’80s.
  • Perry Noble removed as pastor at NewSpring for personal behavior related to alcohol

    07/10/2016 12:21:58 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 51 replies
    The State ^ | 7/10/2016 | Abe Hardesty
    ANDERSON, SC The Rev. Perry Noble, who started NewSpring Church nearly 20 years ago, is no longer its senior pastor. Early in Sunday’s 9:15 a.m. service, Executive Pastor Shane Duffey announced that Noble had been removed as pastor on July 1, after the NewSpring board of directors had “made a difficult and painful decision” to make a change. Duffey said the termination by the state’s largest and richest church came after Noble “had made unfortunate choices,” and that the board members had confronted Noble on numerous occasions regarding his use of alcohol. The announcement came three days after a closed-door,...
  • 'Drunkorexia' is the newest trend to rise on college campuses

    07/03/2016 10:39:41 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 38 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3 July 2016 | By Dailymail.com Reporter
    A new dangerous eating disorder has been plaguing college campuses, a study has found. 'Drunkorexia' describes a behavior when a student will skip a meal or exercise excessively before drinking. They will then deliberately purge during or afterward. The main point of drunkorexia is to cut down on calories and instead save them for drinking. It's intent is also to increase a buzz when drinking.
  • Report: Johnny Manziel plans to go “completely sober” — Friday

    06/29/2016 10:31:48 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 53 replies
    profootballtalk.nbcsports.com ^ | June 29, 2016 | Darin Gantt
    Maybe Johnny Manziel is taking seriously all the good advice people keep giving him to clean up his act. At least he says he plans to, after this one sweet kegger he’s throwing in Mexico. Manziel told TMZ that he’s “going completely sober starting July 1st.”
  • The slave who taught Jack Daniels how to make whiskey: Bourbon giant finally acknowledges the truth

    06/26/2016 10:23:21 PM PDT · by Duke C. · 67 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 26 June 2016 | Hannah Perry
    After 150 years, Jack Daniels has finally revealed that a slave was behind the world-famous recipe of America's most popular whisky. Until now, the story told was that a white moonshine distiller named Dan Call had taught his young apprentice, Jasper Newton 'Jack' Daniel, how to run his Tennessee distillery.
  • STEINBERG: Would-be terrorists can buy guns, but a reporter? No.

    06/18/2016 7:52:19 AM PDT · by nj_pilot · 57 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 6/17/2016 | Neil Steinberg
    There’s something soothing about buying a gun. Driving to Maxon Shooter’s Supplies in Des Plaines on Wednesday to purchase my first assault rifle, I admit, I was nervous. I’d never owned a gun before. And with the horror of Sunday’s Orlando massacre still echoing, even the pleasant summer day — the lush green trees, fluffy white clouds, blue sky — took on a grim aspect, the sweetness of fragile life flashing by as I headed into the Valley of Death.
  • Fight over fart leads to blows at Sloppy Joe’s

    06/13/2016 8:59:14 PM PDT · by PROCON · 78 replies
    miamiherald.com ^ | June 12, 2016 | GWEN FILOSA
    In this bar fight at one of Key West's most famous watering holes, it wasn't a spilled drink or sleazy advance on someone's wife that led to blows. According to the police report, a fight broke out between two couples this week when someone, who Friday remained unidentified, allegedly broke wind inside Sloppy Joe's, 201 Duval St."The argument was due to someone farting," police were told by a man who went to the hospital for a dislocated shoulder after the scrap. Richard McBride, 53, and his girlfriend Sandra Stoner, 55, both of Naples, said they were caught up in a...
  • Texas Man Says He Was Choked for Smiling in Mugshot

    06/12/2016 8:55:26 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 35 replies
    Christopher Johnson was arrested on July 29, 2015, on the suspicion that he was driving while intoxicated, the lawsuit filed Wednesday states. When he was posing for his mugshot, he was allegedly choked by two Harris County employees while being booked into the county jail because he was smiling for the photo. The lawsuit does not specify who the two employees were or what their jobs were. “It was a willful violation of his civil rights and civil liberties, he should have the right to smile,” Andre Evans, Johnson’s attorney, told ABC News Friday. Evans hopes to “send a message...
  • What the Stanford Rape Case Reveals

    06/10/2016 11:41:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 10, 2016 | Mona Charen
    The phone has been ringing off the hook at Judge Aaron Persky's chambers at the Santa Clara County court for the past several days. "Tell your judge he can go to hell, and I hope his kids get raped and he rots in hell," said one caller. The judge and members of his family have received death threats -- which seems to be the way America rolls these days. Just a suggestion: If you disapprove of something strongly, consider the words "shame," "scandal" or "debacle." Try not to commit a crime yourself in protesting a lenient sentence. Judge Persky sparked...
  • Bartender Attacked For Serving Alcohol During Ramadan (Nice, France)

    06/10/2016 3:09:09 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 23 replies
    The Spirits Business ^ | 10th June, 2016 | Kristiane Sherry
    Bartender Attacked For Serving Alcohol During Ramadan A female Muslim bartender based in Nice, France, has been attacked by two men for serving alcohol during Islam’s holy month of Ramadan. “I was all alone in the bar when two passersby stormed in,” the woman told French newspaper Nouvel Obs, as translated by RT. “They pointed at the alcohol bottles at the counter, and one of them told me in Arabic, ‘You should be ashamed of serving alcohol during Ramadan’.” One then threatened: “If I was God, I would have you hanged.” The men left, but one later returned and hit...
  • 'My life was shattered by Stanford party culture': Swim team rapist blames alcohol and [tr]

    06/08/2016 11:13:19 AM PDT · by C19fan · 41 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 8, 2016 | Ashley Collman
    Even after a jury unanimously found him guilty of sexual assault, Stanford rapist Brock Turner refused to directly apologize to his victim or take responsibility for his actions. Instead, he blamed alcohol and the party culture at the elite Palo Alto, California university for landing him behind bars, according to a statement the 20-year-old read before a judge at his sentencing hearing last week. The statement, obtained by the Guardian and published on Wednesday, echoes the victim's concerns that Turner doesn't understand that what he did was wrong and that he needs to face up to the consequences.