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  • Trump Envisions an A.T.F. Without the A or T

    01/19/2018 2:11:22 PM PST · by sodpoodle · 24 replies
    New York Times ^ | 01/19/2018 | ALI WATKINS and MATT APUZZO
    The Trump administration has drafted plans to strip key authorities from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, senior administration officials said on Friday, an acknowledgment that the agency has all but abandoned its legacy of fighting liquor and tobacco smugglers. The A.T.F. traces its roots to Eliot Ness and the Prohibition-era federal agents made famous in the movie “The Untouchables.” But the modern A.T.F. has focused its stagnant budget on violent crime and bombings, while tobacco smuggling — a little-known crime that costs the government billions in lost taxes each year — goes largely unenforced.
  • Alcohol banned at UCLA fraternity parties after a former chapter president was arrested [tr]

    01/19/2018 6:02:18 AM PST · by C19fan · 21 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 18, 2018 | Minyvonne Burke
    Fraternities at the University of California, Los Angeles are banned indefinitely from serving alcohol at in-house parties and events days after a former president was arrested on sexual assault allegations. The UCLA Interfraternity Council announced the booze-free rule on Wednesday citing safety concerns. 'Safety will always be the main priority when evaluating the IFC community and we are working towards enacting measures to promote security and prioritize safety,' a statement from the council read.
  • Randy Travis DWI Naked Arrest Vid Released

    01/08/2018 11:27:08 AM PST · by simpson96 · 64 replies ^ | 12/4/2017 | Staff
    Randy Travis' DWI arrest video has finally been released by Texas officials, and it's apparent the singer is out of it. The video is 3 hours long ... we've posted a portion where Randy is clearly agitated and praying to God. The 2012 footage of Randy's arrest was released Monday after a federal judge denied the country singer's request to keep it private. As we reported ... Travis filed a lawsuit in September to keep his arrest vid under wraps, claiming it would be a violation of his privacy rights because he was exhausted, intoxicated and medicated. Travis crashed his...
  • US bars are mixing peas, carrots, artichokes, beets, and even KALE into vegetable-flavored cocktails

    01/02/2018 11:02:44 AM PST · by mairdie · 41 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2 January 2018 | Carly Stern
    Adults are advised to get in four to five servings of vegetables every day — but no one ever never they can't be in liquid form. Or mixed with tequila. Some might wonder why anyone would ruin a perfectly good shot of vodka or rum with something green and healthy. But skilled bartenders all over the world have the answer, and are finding creative ways to sneak in those vitamins and minerals all the while getting their customers tipsy. This isn't just about adding a splash of tomato juice in a Bloody Mary or garnishing a Gibson with an onion....
  • Spirit Airlines suit over viral boozy brawl goes down in flames (Gloria Allred - Lol)

    12/23/2017 6:59:30 PM PST · by simpson96 · 31 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 12/19/2017 | Nancy Dillon
    A negligence lawsuit claiming Spirit Airlines fed alcohol to rowdy female passengers and then failed to defuse a subsequent cabin brawl has crashed and burned. After a 12-day trial that ended Thursday in Los Angeles, a jury decided the carrier was not responsible for the violent March 2016 clash that was caught on video and quickly went viral. The lawsuit, announced in New York last year by three Delaware women and their plaintiff's lawyer Gloria Allred, claimed Spirit's flight attendants had an obligation to act when the problem passengers exhibited aggressive behavior such as blasting music and waving a boom...
  • Mad Friday mayhem as drinkers collapse in the street, Santas party and cops attacked

    12/23/2017 12:09:59 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 30 replies
    The Sun ^ | December 23, 2017 | Aletha Adu
    A POLICE officer has been left covered in blood with a sickening wound on his head after being attacked during the Mad Friday mayhem that descended upon the UK. Partygoers across the country hit bars, pubs and nightclubs celebrating the end of the final working Friday before Christmas but for some officers there was nothing to smile about.
  • Air tests positive for alcohol after frat’s ‘Tequila Tuesday’ party

    12/21/2017 11:37:30 AM PST · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 24 replies
    The Extract ^ | 12.20.17
    According to authorities in Maryland, a raging fraternity party away from American University’s campus led to multiple arrests and a discernible presence of alcohol lingering in the air. At least 70 people, many of whom were minors, were at the home when officers responded to complaints about the gathering billed online as “Tequila Tuesday.”
  • Cinema Hands Out Refunds After Drunk Star Wars Fans Ruin Film

    12/19/2017 9:57:12 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    Wales Online ^ | 17 DEC 2017 | Robert Harries
    'They were drunk coming in, but they were absolutely annihilated by the end of the film'A cinema in Llanelli has refunded Star Wars fans after a screening of the new film was ruined by drunk cinemagoers. Following the eagerly-anticipated release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi on Thursday, fans had been flocking to see the latest instalment in the film franchise. But excitement soon turned to despair at the Odeon in Llanelli as it became clear that two very drunk men had no intention of enjoying the film quietly. One local woman has described how she realised very early on...
  • Suburban Cop Shot Son For Drinking His Vodka: Prosecutors

    12/14/2017 3:34:00 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 22 replies
    (CBS) — A west suburban police sergeant allegedly tried to kill his adult son for stealing his vodka, prosecutors said Thursday. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports. Raymond Leuser, 48, was ordered held without bond as prosecutors laid out the alleged motive for Tuesday’s shooting at Leuser’s home on Chicago’s Southwest Side. Leuser is a sergeant with the Indian Head Park Police Department and once served as interim chief.
  • DC has highest percentage of heavy drinkers

    12/05/2017 11:08:11 AM PST · by DFG · 24 replies
    WTOP ^ | 12/05/2017 | Jeff Clabaugh
    Compared to states, the District ranks No. 2 for the percentage of adults who consume alcohol and No. 1 for the percentage of heavy drinkers, according to, an online resource for alcohol abuse treatment programs. According to the study, 65.9 percent of adults in D.C. have had at least one drink in the past month, second only to Wisconsin’s 67.3 percent. The study was based on data from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, which collects health-related data from phone interviews. The study also says 11.1 percent of D.C. adults are what it...
  • Bag the mistletoe, cut the booze: Office parties sober up

    12/04/2017 1:29:07 PM PST · by C19fan · 25 replies
    AP ^ | December 4, 2017 | Marley Jay
    ’Tis the season to keep that office holiday party from adding to the list of workplace sexual misconduct scandals. With the names of Weinstein, Spacey and Lauer likely getting more mentions this year than Dancer, Prancer and Blitzen, employers are making sure their year-end staff merrymaking doesn’t generate more inappropriate conduct. There will be less booze at many. An independent business organization has renewed its annual warning not to hang mistletoe. And some will have party monitors, keeping an eye out for inappropriate behavior.
  • UA 93 Hijacker Entered US 7 Times -- on 'Tourist' Visa

    06/07/2017 7:48:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | June 7, 2017 | Terry Jeffrey
    You could still see his mouth and his chin, but only the right side of his face from the nose up. The rest of the photo and the document on which it was printed -- except for the man's first and last name and a broken series of numbers -- was charred or burnt away. Investigators searching the area in Pennsylvania where United Airlines Flight 93 crashed on Sept. 11, 2001, found this telltale piece of evidence. It was the tourist visa that let Ziad Jarrah enter the United States from Germany. On the face of it, Jarrah was a...
  • Doctor accused of asking what to do next loses her license

    11/28/2017 4:52:31 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 43 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 28, 2017 | By Associated Press
    TRENTON, N.J. — A New Jersey medical board has temporarily suspended the license of a doctor who was accused of behaving erratically and possibly being delusional. The complaint says Worosilo tried for more than 40 minutes to perform an epidural injection on a patient while repeatedly asking an X-ray technician what she should do next.
  • Controversial bill would force business owners to take down bulletproof glass

    11/27/2017 8:34:01 PM PST · by Phillyred · 57 replies
    Controversial bill would force business owners to take down bulletproof glass controversial bill is currently working its way through city hall designed to regulate 'stop and go' liquor stores. One part of the bill would force business owners to take down bulletproof glass inside their stores. But at what cost to their safety? Broad Deli sits on the corner of the 2200 block of North Broad, inside a wall of bulletproof glass separates customers from workers. "The most important thing is safety and the public's safety," owner Rich Kim said. Rich Kim's family has run the deli, which sells soda,...
  • “I must forgive,” parents offer forgiveness to suspected drunk driver who killed Utah teen

    11/24/2017 8:58:42 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 59 replies
    KUTV ^ | Friday, November 24th 2017 | Jeremy Harris
    Less than 48 hours after the death of their teen son in a Taylorsville crosswalk, the Harsh family has a message for the woman accused of driving drunk and killing him. “The first thought that came to me was, we need to let her know we have no bad feelings,” Lemuel Harsh told 2News Friday afternoon. “She needs to know, and we’re pretty safe in saying Robert would want this.” The woman that Lemuel and Gina Harsh forgive is Roxanna Molina, 27, who was arrested after fleeing from the Cadillac Escalade that hit Robert Harsh, 19, the night before Thanksgiving.
  • Thieves Steal 1,800 Gallons Of Vodka From LA Distillery

    11/23/2017 9:22:55 AM PST · by zeestephen · 32 replies ^ | 23 November 2017
    Investigators say the suspects sawed through deadbolts to get inside a storage room at the Fog Shots distillery. Company representative Art Gukasayan says the thieves made away with about 90 percent of the company's holiday inventory and that the take was worth about $278,000.
  • Type of alcohol determines whether you become merry or maudlin – study

    11/22/2017 9:37:09 AM PST · by Red Badger · 61 replies ^ | 11/22/2017 | Staff
    Spirits are associated with confidence and red wine is linked to relaxation – and researchers hope findings will help people consider alcohol’s emotional effects While indulging in booze can inspire cheerful merrymaking in some, for others it can lead to a tearful journey to the bottom of the glass. Now researchers say the emotions people feel when drinking could be linked to their tipple of choice. An international survey has revealed that spirits are often associated with feelings of energy, confidence and sexiness – but on the flip-side anger and tearfulness – while red wine is the drink most commonly...
  • How to drink Scotch without looking like a novice

    11/21/2017 8:27:19 AM PST · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 174 replies
    epicurious ^ | 10/21/2017 | By Becky Hughes |
    Why is Scotch whisky so intimidating? There's something about this spirit — which is really nothing more than malt or grain-based whisky made in Scotland — that's got an intimidating rep. Well, once you know how to drink Scotch — and learn that it's not so scary after all — you'll be that cool, breezy bar-goer sipping Scotch like it's no biggie. First, the basics: all Scotch whisky has to meet certain legal standards to be granted it's name. Chiefly, it must be aged in oak barrels for at least three years. Scotch comes in two forms, single malts (all...
  • Restrictions placed on U.S. service members in Japan

    11/19/2017 8:27:39 PM PST · by Ronin · 69 replies
    US Forces Japan ^ | Nov. 20, 1325 | USFM
    Effective immediately, U.S. service members on Okinawa are restricted to base and to their residences. Until further notice, alcohol consumption is prohibited. This includes in residences and public locations such as bars and clubs, and hotels. Additionally, U.S. service members on mainland Japan are prohibited from purchasing or consuming alcohol, on or off base. The new restrictions follow an accident Sunday morning in Naha in which a Okinawan man was killed when his vehicle was struck by a truck being driven by a U.S. service member. Alcohol may have been a factor. Commanders across Japan will immediately lead mandatory training...
  • Drunk Michigan man found covered in blood, screaming, waving deer meat in parking lot

    11/15/2017 9:30:22 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 44 replies
    click on detroit ^ | 11/15/17 | Ken Haddad
    MASON COUNTY, Mich. - A man was arrested Monday afternoon after police found him acting "extremely bizarre" in a parking lot in Northern Michigan. WPBN reports police were called to an BP Gas Station in Scottville (just East of Ludington), Michigan, for a man walking around the parking lot covered in blood and sitting in a car that did not belong to him. Police arrived and found the man in the car. When they approached, the 62-year-old man rushed at them, screaming and began trying to attack the deputies. The man, identified as Roy Purple, was arrested for the attempted...