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  • Drunk Michigan man found covered in blood, screaming, waving deer meat in parking lot

    11/15/2017 9:30:22 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 43 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...
  • UK Supreme Court Allows Scotland to Effectively Stop Poorer People Buying Alcohol

    11/15/2017 10:37:20 AM PST · by C19fan · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 15, 2017 | Liam Deacon
    Britain’s Supreme Court has allowed Scotland to become the first country in the world to set a minimum price for alcohol, after a five-year legal battle. The measure is intended to bring down levels of drinking and related harms in the country, but is likely to only affect those on low incomes, critics argue.
  • We took a scientific look at whether weed or alcohol is worse for you — and ...

    11/15/2017 9:38:38 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 84 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11-13-2017 | Erin Brodwin
    FULL TITLE: We took a scientific look at whether weed or alcohol is worse for you — and there appears to be a winner Which is worse for you: weed or whiskey? It's a tough call, but based on the science, there appears to be a clear answer. Keep in mind that there are dozens of factors to account for, including how the substances affect your heart, brain, and behavior, and how likely you are to get hooked. Time is important, too — while some effects are noticeable immediately, others only begin to crop up after months or years of...
  • Binge drinking and smoking marijuana will make you less ambitious in life

    11/06/2017 8:29:20 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 63 replies
    India Times ^ | 11/08/2017
    Researchers at the University of Connecticut in the US tracked the effect of teenage alcohol and marijuana use on the achievement of life goals, defined as educational achievement, full time employment, marriage and social economic potential. The study included 1,165 young adults from across the US whose habits were first assessed at age 12 and then at two- year intervals until they were between 25 and 34 years old. ... Overall, individuals who were dependent on either marijuana or alcohol during their teen years achieved lower levels of education, were less likely to be employed full time or get married...
  • Connecticut State Troopers Exonerated Following Controversial Videotaped Arrest (CYA defense)

    11/05/2017 4:59:21 AM PST · by raybbr · 27 replies
    Courant.com ^ | 10/2/2017 | Mikaela Porter; Matthew Kaufman
    A state police internal affairs investigator concluded there was “no evidence” to support an activist’s claim that three troopers conspired to concoct charges against him during a contentious interaction at a DUI checkpoint in 2015. Michael Picard, who supports the open carrying of firearms and opposes random DUI checkpoints, was charged with two infractions while protesting at an I-84 ramp in West Hartford. Police seized Picard’s camcorder during the confrontation, which, unbeknownst to the troopers involved, captured them discussing whether to file charges. In the audio, one trooper is heard stating that the officers “gotta cover our ass,” while another...
  • STDs at all-time high: Where does Arizona rank?

    10/27/2017 11:08:35 AM PDT · by aMorePerfectUnion · 45 replies
    Tucson News ^ | October 26, 2017 | Staff
    TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - According to a new report released by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) the number of cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis reported in the United States reached all-time highs in 2016. In the U.S., there were 1.6 million cases of chlamydia and 470,000 cases of gonorrhea last year. “Increases in STDs are a clear warning of a growing threat,” said Jonathan Mermin, M.D., M.P.H., director of CDC’s National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention. “STDs are a persistent enemy, growing in number, and outpacing our ability to respond.” The increase...
  • Remarks by President Trump on Combatting Drug Demand and the Opioid Crisis

    10/27/2017 7:11:17 AM PDT · by NobleFree · 19 replies
    whitehouse.gov ^ | October 26, 2017 | Donald J. Trump
    THE PRESIDENT: Thank you, Melania, for your moving words and for your devotion -- it's a very deep devotion, I can tell you that -- to our nation and its children. Thank you also to members of Congress, my Cabinet, governors, members of Congress, state, local leaders, first responders, and healthcare professionals gathered here today. We have some truly incredible people in this room -- that I can tell you. Most importantly, we acknowledge the families present who have lost a cherished loved one. As you all know from personal experience, families, communities, and citizens across our country are currently...
  • New mother who lost limbs to flesh-eating disease sues Halifax hospital

    10/13/2017 8:20:59 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 32 replies
    CTV News ^ | October 11, 2017 | Aly Thomson
    He said it's also alleged that when Hubley arrived back at the hospital on March 5 with abdominal pain -- the day after being discharged following the birth -- an examination was not performed. Hubley was diagnosed with constipation and sent home. The next day, she was rushed to the hospital after experiencing more pain and discolouration on her body. She was later diagnosed with flesh-eating disease, and has since undergone multiple surgeries, including amputations below both of her elbows and knees and a total hysterectomy.
  • Police to arrest 10 people in LSU fraternity pledge's death

    10/11/2017 1:24:02 PM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    AP ^ | October 11, 2017 | Michael Kunzelman
    Ten people will be arrested on hazing charges in the death of a Louisiana State University fraternity pledge after a night of drinking, LSU officials said Wednesday. One of the 10 suspects, Matthew Alexander Naquin, also faces a negligent homicide charge in the death last month of 18-year-old Maxwell Gruver, a freshman from Roswell, Georgia, LSU said in a statement.
  • Passenger Spots Beer Can in Plane’s Cockpit

    09/21/2017 2:33:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 54 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 21, 2017
    A passenger aboard a recent Jet2 flight from Spain to England saw something no traveler ever wants to see on a plane: a beer in the cockpit. Steve Lewis, of Northamptonshire, England, says he was “shocked” upon landing at Birmingham airport and seeing a can of Stella Artois sitting between the pilots. “The plane had landed and the seatbelt light came on. I stood up to get my suitcase and as I did the cockpit door opened and I noticed the can,” said Lewis, according to The Metro. “I turned to my partner Steven, who didn’t believe me at first,...
  • Eric Bolling Jr. Was On Cocaine, Harmful Drugs Night Before Death: Friend

    09/17/2017 1:59:16 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 56 replies
    IBT ^ | 9/16/2017 | Suman Varandani
    The son of former Fox News host Eric Bolling, who was found dead in his bed at his apartment in Boulder, Colorado, on Sept. 8, was on cocaine and other drugs during a party the night before his death, his friend has told the Daily Mail. Referring to the reports that suggested that the 19-year-old may have killed himself, his close friend Wayne Carter, 21, said the teenager would have never done that. Carter talked to the Daily Mail about Eric Jr.'s illicit substance consumption at the party, adding he was also sending his videos to friends via messaging app...
  • Dozens of NJ High School Students Ordered to Get Blood, Urine

    09/07/2017 5:52:21 AM PDT · by Puppage · 58 replies
    NBC New York ^ | 09/07/2017 | Pat Battle
    Parents of students at a New Jersey high school were ordered to get their children’s blood and urine tested after a can of beer was discovered at a football game. The can of beer reportedly landed on the ground and was spotted by a school official during a game at Randolph High School on Friday night.
  • Man Gets Drunk, Sells Car, Forgets, Reports it Stolen ($579 - To Buy More Booze)

    09/06/2017 1:14:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    A man who sold his car while drunk forgot he had made the deal and called the cops to report his vehicle stolen. The Telegraph reports on the story involving a man in New Zealand who sold his car for $800NZD (€495) so he could get more money to keep his boozy night out going. However, the next day he had no memory of selling the car and reported it stolen to the police in Rotorua. The man who purchased the motor from a car-selling site was also suspicious the car might be stolen so he checked the registration and...
  • UFO in near miss with airbus plane over Glasgow with 200 passengers onboard

    09/02/2017 12:05:28 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 37 replies
    The Scottish Sun ^ | Mike Merrit
    “The light passed about 100-200ft above their aircraft. They assumed it to be a drone and reported it to air traffic control. There was no time to take avoiding action,” said the report on the incident, which happened on May 26. ... In 2013 another A320 also had a narrow miss with an unidentified object over Glasgow. The A320 was flying with its landing lights on, in clear conditions and at an altitude of about 4,000ft above the Baillieston area of Glasgow, when the pilot and non-flying pilot saw an object “loom ahead” at a range of about 100m. The...
  • Former Iowa first lady pleads guilty to public intoxication at State Fair

    09/01/2017 5:17:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    KCCI-TV ^ | September 1, 2017 | The Associated Press
    DES MOINES, Iowa — Former Iowa first lady Mari Culver has pleaded guilty to public intoxication after troopers saw her stumbling at the Iowa State Fair last month. In a statement Friday, Culver says she's "very disappointed" in herself and it won't happen again. A complaint says an Iowa State Patrol officer observed Culver "stumble into three people" Aug. 19 before contacting her on the Midway.....
  • The Favorite Alcoholic Beverages of 10 American Presidents

    08/26/2017 8:50:41 AM PDT · by Mafe · 34 replies
    The Grumpy Sloth ^ | August 25, 2017 | Sonya Sasser
    Even our U.S. presidents like to have an adult beverage every once in a while. In Mark Will-Weber’s book, “Mint Juleps with Teddy Roosevelt: The Complete History of Presidential Drinking,“ he details every president’s favorite alcoholic beverage and explores the stories behind the drink. Will-Weber’s book also reveals the more “human side” of our nation’s leaders, which is important for us all to see from time to time.
  • Video shows woman stashing 18 bottles of liquor in clothes

    08/25/2017 2:28:22 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 76 replies
    <p>SHREVEPORT, La. — Surveillance video catches a woman stashing 18 liquor bottles in her purse, pants and bra.</p> <p>Police in Shreveport, La., said the woman paid for one bottle of booze, then shoplifted the rest.</p> <p>The video shows her casually walking out of the store where she appears to smile and laugh.</p>
  • New Jersey's Oldest Resident, Whose Secret to Longevity Was Alcohol, Dies at 112

    08/25/2017 9:23:42 AM PDT · by Silentgypsy · 26 replies
    nbcnewyork.com ^ | 08/25/2017 | Unattributed
    New Jersey's oldest resident, who once claimed beer and whisky kept her spry, has died at the age of 112. Agnes Fenton, of Englewood, died Thursday morning, according to The Record. Fenton was born in Holly Springs, Mississippi, in 1905 and owned a restaurant in Tennessee before moving to New Jersey with her second husband.
  • Cleveland Whiskey of Ohio makes bourbon in less than 24 hours

    08/24/2017 6:39:38 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 67 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 21, 2017 | Eric Althoff
    Cleveland Whiskey in Ohio, founder and CEO Tom Lix is a firm believer that technology can accomplish in days what a barrel stashed underground would take a half-decade. Mr. Lix pours his mashes into a stainless steel vat along with chopped up pieces of barrel so that the wood can give the whiskey its traditional brown color. And in days, he emphasizes, many of Cleveland Whiskey’s products are ready for tasting and selling. Some, he says, even in 24 hours. Mr. Lix produced for me his Black Reserve, whose quality of taste is on par with Knob Creek. Its complexity...
  • (Howie) Carr: Kennedys behaving badly: 'You don't know who you're messing with'

    08/23/2017 7:58:01 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 30 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | August 23, 2017 | Howie Carr
    It's an old-fashioned summer on Cape Cod: sharks on the prowl, beaches closed and "glassy-eyed" Kennedys brawling with cops, under arrest and in protective custody. This time it was Max Kennedy, age 52, and his pouty 22-year-old daughter, Caroline Rose. You've heard of Bring Your Daughter to Work Day? For the Kennedys last weekend, it was Bring Your Daughter to Jail Night. [Snip] But look on the bright side of this Kennedy keg party. No women were raped, drowned, crippled or beaten to death with a golf club. There were no Skakels lurking in a tree outside, and no...