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  • Kasich attacked for telling female coeds not to attend parties where theres a lot of alcohol

    04/17/2016 6:31:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/16/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    Here’s one suggestion for all of the presidential candidates out on the trail this month… don’t get involved with any questions regarding all the unrest at the nation’s colleges. The campuses are just festering holes of distraction overrun by Social Justice Warriors who are essentially going to be a lost cause until they get out of there into the real world and receive a stiff dose of reality. And whenever the candidates try to address some of the concerns being raised there will always be somebody ready to smack them down, no matter how reasonable or well intentioned the...
  • Suspected drunken driver crashes into Highway Patrol building

    04/13/2016 1:35:49 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    Norwalk Reflector ^ | April 13, 2016 | Staff
    Troopers with the Sandusky post of the state Highway Patrol are investigating a serious injury traffic crash involving a car that crashed into their patrol post at 9:07 p.m. Tuesday. A 2006 Ford Fusion was eastbound on U.S. 6 near mile post 4 at a high rate of speed when it traveled off the right side of the roadway. The driver, Dakota Clouse, 24, was not wearing a safety belt and was ejected from the vehicle. Clouse did not have a valid license due to an operating-a-vehicle-under-the-influence conviction in September 2015. He also had an outstanding felony warrant through the...
  • Sharia Law Indonesia Canes Christian For Selling Alcoholic Drinks

    04/13/2016 8:39:48 AM PDT · by C19fan · 10 replies
    AFP ^ | April 13, 2016 | Staff
    An elderly Christian woman has been caned in a conservative Indonesian province for selling alcohol, the first time someone from outside the Islamic faith has been punished there under strict religious laws.
  • Beer, chips spill onto I-95 after semi overturns in crash

    03/23/2016 6:04:26 AM PDT · by Quality_Not_Quantity · 28 replies
    Click Orlando ^ | 3/23/16 | Click Orlando
    MELBOURNE, Fla. - A crash involving two tractor-trailers hauling beer and chips overturned on Interstate 95 in Brevard County, spilling the snacks all over the roadway and blocking lanes for hours on Wednesday morning. The crash was reported at milemarker 187 in Pineda Causeway just after 3:30 a.m. Florida Highway Patrol said the tractor-trailer carrying Busch beer was driving southbound on I-95 when the driver attempted to move into center lane and swerved to avoid another vehicle.
  • Larry Schweikart (FReeper "LS"): America's Socialist Origins (video - 5:38)

    03/21/2016 10:11:48 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 65 replies
    Prager University ^ | March 21, 2016 | Larry Schweikart
    Was America once socialist? Surprisingly, yes. The early settlers who arrived at Plymouth and Jamestown in the early 1600s experimented with socialist communes. Did it work? History professor Larry Schweikart of the University of Dayton shares the fascinating story.
  • What's the deal with Trump Wine?

    03/13/2016 3:50:19 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 38 replies
    money.cnn.com ^ | March 11, 2016: 10:58 AM ET | Aaron Smith
    What's the deal with Trump Wine? by Aaron Smith @AaronSmithCNN Donald Trump doesn't drink but he owns his own vineyard - Trump Winery - with a landing pad for his helicopter. CNNMoney (New York) First published March 11, 2016: 9:18 AM ET he site says the winery has 50,000 square feet of winemaking facilities, tank capacity of 100,000 gallons, and a 750-barrel cave. Trump also operates the vineyard's Albemarle Estate, a 26,000-square foot, 45-room mansion, as a hotel that can fetch up to $999 per night. The winery produces 40,000 cases annually and receives 100,000 visitors a year who taste...
  • Snowmachiner says he killed Iditarod dog while driving drunk

    03/12/2016 1:29:41 PM PST · by skeptoid · 38 replies
    Anchorage Dispatch News ^ | March 12, 2016 | Suzanna Caldwell
    Iditarod officials said a snowmachine attack on two top Iditarod teams has left one dog dead and several injured. Two Rivers musher Aliy Zirkle and Denali Parks Jeff King reported a snowmachiner repeatedly attempted to harm their dog teams as they traveled to the Yukon River checkpoint of Nulato early Saturday morning. Kings team was struck, according to a press release from the Iditarod Trail Committee, resulting in the death of 3-year-old Nash and non-life threatening injuries to two others: 2-year-old Banjo and 3-year-old Crosby. A dog in Zirkles team also received a non-life threatening injury. The dog was not...
  • Mom arrested after 3-year-old girl tells cops: 'I need a beer'

    03/09/2016 1:02:40 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 26 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | March 03, 2016
    Lubbock, Texas police said they could see signs of neglect everywhere: cockroaches climbing the walls, a dirty apartment, moldy dishes. But perhaps the clearest sign something was amiss was when Shauna Bennetts 3-year-old daughter reportedly told cops on Saturday: I need a beer. Bennett, 42, is charged with abandoning and endangering her child after police found the little girl wandering her apartment complex, barefoot, dirty and with bed bug bites covering her body, FOX34 reported. Bennett is currently in jail on a $15,000 bond.
  • Massive Tree Embedded In Car's Grille Tips Cops Off To Possible Drunk Driver

    03/07/2016 3:57:13 PM PST · by nascarnation · 59 replies
    Jalopnik ^ | 3/7/2016 | David Tracy
    A Chicago-area driver, whom police suspect was drunk (youll never guess HOW), crashed into a tree and wedged it into her engine bay. But instead of stopping like a normal human being might have, the trunk driver inexplicably just kept on going. The Roselle Police Department posted two pictures on its Facebook page depicting a car with a 15-foot tree sticking out of its grille. The car had been driving in suburban Chicago late at night on the 23rd of January when another driver spotted it and called the cops. An officer did eventually spot the car, possibly from a...
  • Drunk monkey brandishing huge knife terrorises bar in booze-fuelled rampage after necking rum dregs

    02/19/2016 7:10:28 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 48 replies
    Mirror ^ | 2/18/16 | Jon Livesey
    A video shows the little capuchin attacking the roof of the bar with the foot-long kitchen knife after chasing after drinkers Customers at a bar were given an almighty fright when a drunk monkey snatched a kitchen knife and started chasing them after downing leftover rum. The little capuchin - a breed known for their temper - apparently turned aggressive after helping itself to dregs of rum in the bar. Picking up the foot-long blade, the animal reportedly set about terrorising punters at the bar in Paraiba, Brazil.
  • Millennials top U.S. in wine consumption

    02/18/2016 8:01:10 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    CBS News ^ | February 16, 2016, 12:40 PM | David Schepp, Moneywatch
    There's no shortage of scorn heaped upon millennials for their perceived sense of entitlement, laissez faire attitude toward work and obsession with technology. Now add this: They like to booze it up. Millennials -- in general, people born between the early 1980s and early 2000s -- last year consumed 159.6 million cases, or 42 percent, of all the wine sold in the U.S., surpassing baby boomers and Generation X, according to a recent survey by the Wine Market Council. Research also showed that younger drinkers are thirstier than older oenophiles, drinking an average 3.1 glasses, compared to 2.4 for Gen...
  • Debate Day Brew Day -- American Pale Ale

    02/06/2016 7:00:21 PM PST · by markomalley · 11 replies
    It's been a full day. The laughable debate going on this evening preceded by a brew day. Today's beer is an American Pale Ale SMASH (single malt and single hop). The recipe: 13 pounds Maris Otter (yes, I know that's an English malt) 2 ounces Cascade @ 60 minutes 2 ounces Cascade @ 5 minutes 1 ounce Cascade @ flameout 2 ounces Cascade dry-hop for 3 days in Secondary Safale US-05 yeast I built a 1 liter starter (using pound of Pilsen DME to feed the yeast) yesterday in order to get things moving a bit. Mashed at 156...
  • CDC cautions women about drinking alcohol while not on birth control

    02/03/2016 10:15:31 AM PST · by Morgana · 46 replies
    wowktv.com ^ | February 3, 2016 | wowk
    The Center for Disease Control says that more than 3 million US women are at risk of exposing their developing baby to alcohol in a new study released yesterday. The CDC recommends women that are not on birth control stop drinking alcohol so they don't accidentally expose their child to alcohol. According to the CDC about half of all US Pregnancies are planned, and most women do not know they are pregnant until they are 4-6 weeks into the pregnancy. While, 3 in 4 women who want to get pregnant as soon as possible report drinking alcohol. This can cause...
  • Brewers Ping List

    01/27/2016 11:37:07 AM PST · by taxcontrol · 54 replies
    None ^ | 1 January 2016 | Self
    Hello folks. Taxcontrol here and I am taking over the Brewer/Vintner ping list from Red_Devil 232. The list is for all that work with yeast to produce alcohol. So Beer, Wine, Mead, Spirits, even fuel producers are all welcome. So some questions: - I am going to assume that you want to be on the list unless you tell me otherwise - How often is an approprite regularly scheduled ping to the list (any time a relevant article is posted, weekly, bi weekly, monthly)? - How often should we cover recipes and when? Friday perhaps? - any other thoughts or...
  • "Ban Alcohol Or Else There Will Be More Sex Attacks" Muslim Group Threatens Germany [Proverbs 3]

    01/23/2016 6:12:02 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 70 replies
    Shoebat.com ^ | 1/23/2016 | Andrew Bieszad
    "As we have seen, Muhammed had neither supernatural miracles nor natural motives of reason to persuade those of his sect. As he lacked in everything, he took to bestial and barbaric means, which is the force of arms. Thus he introduced and promulgated his message with robberies, murders, and blood shedding, destroying those who did not want to receive it, and with the same means his ministers conserve this today, until God placates his anger and destroys this pestilence from the earth." -St. Juan de Ribera Commenting on the Cologne sex-attack controversy, MuslimStern, which has 20,000 followers on Facebook, said...
  • Virginia man charged in intriguing 'suspicious bacon' case (also involves guns, booze, dogs)

    01/21/2016 2:45:07 PM PST · by dayglored · 18 replies
    The Register ^ | Jan 21, 2016 | Lester Haines
    Caught drunk, armed and packing perplexing pork product A Virginia man is due to appear before a Grand Jury in February having been caught in his neighbour's garden while drunk, armed, wearing a camouflage mask and carrying "a suspicious bag of bacon". Evan Patrick Cater, 31, of Madison Heights, was cuffed last October when officers discovered him "hiding behind a dog kennel on a neighbor’s property around 10 p.m. Oct. 18 after the property owner heard his dogs barking and went to investigate", as the the local News & Advance explains. According to Amherst County Sheriff's Office, Cater was "intoxicated...
  • Liquor: the Poetic Truth (What's Behind the the Sacred) [a translation from an Arabic article]

    01/21/2016 10:03:17 AM PST · by Ulmius · 10 replies
    Raseef22 ^ | December 24, 2015 | Omar al-Ma'moun
    Liquor is abundant in Arabic culture, its role a liquid of material and spiritual pleasure; considering that the Arab heritage is poetic as well as literary, liquor and other spirits abound in these works, their presence being felt in many types of poetic works. This makes liquor an element in reading material, a depiction meant to show splendor and fame, or a catchall term for drinks similar to it. So that one may attempt to approach the poetic truth, characteristics are attributed to liquor, like being a drink with the ability to transcend that which is sensual or habitual (any...
  • 'Affluenza' teen may have been forced to flee to Mexico: attorney

    01/19/2016 12:17:46 PM PST · by bgill · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jan. 19, 2016 | Marice Richter
    Lawyers for the Texas teenager who killed four people in the "affluenza" drunken-driving case and was captured in Mexico said on Tuesday they are investigating whether the 18-year-old chose to flee or was forced. Judge Timothy Menikos of Tarrant County juvenile court deferred a ruling on a move to transfer Ethan Couch's case to adult court because his parents were not adequately notified about the proceedings.Tarrant County prosecutors contended Couch is responsible for his own absence by fleeing to Mexico. His mother was returned to Texas and faces a third-degree felony charge, accused of helping her son flee, that could...
  • Religion or Hooch

    01/17/2016 7:17:01 PM PST · by JoeWebb.com · 2 replies
    1/17/16 | Joe Webb
    In the political scheme of things how important is Iowa? Their caucuzoiding (new word) is as arcane as electing a Pope. "The caucuses are an event where voters from all of 1,774 Iowa voting precincts meet to elect delegates to the county conventions. From the county convention, of which there are exactly 99, delegates are chosen for the state party convention. Eventually, the state party convention elects delegates to attend the national party convention, where a Presidential nominee is selected. The process is similar for both Democrat and Republican candidates. The winner of the Iowa caucus receives the most delegates...
  • Feds Want to Lower Legal Driving Limit to One Drink

    01/15/2016 7:23:11 AM PST · by C19fan · 59 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 15, 2016 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The National Transportation Safety Board wants to decrease the legal driving limit to one drink, lowering the legal limit on blood-alcohol content to 0.05 “or even lower.” The agency released its “most wanted list” on Wednesday, a laundry list of policies it would like implemented nationally. The list includes recommendations to reduce the current 0.08 blood alcohol content limit and outlaw all cell phone use while driving, even hands-free technology.
  • Cheers: McAuliffe heralds Hillary's boozing, 'fun to throw back a cocktail with'

    01/13/2016 2:16:55 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 34 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 1-13-16 | Paul Bedard
    Hillary Clinton's biggest cheerleader, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, is celebrating something different about the floundering Democratic presidential candidate: Her boozing. In an email titled "One hell of a president," McAuliffe writes: I love Hillary Clinton. No one's tougher. No one's smarter. No one has a better command of the issues. And, from personal experience, no one's more fun to throw back a cocktail with. Former President Bill Clinton's golfing pal and fundraiser, McAuliffe is familiar with bars and alcohol. As governor, he brought in top shelf booze to the governor's mansion for parties with legislators. He is key to Clinton...
  • ("Auto-Brewery Syndrome") ... Woman Proves Her Body Brews Alcohol To Beat DUI Charges

    01/05/2016 11:09:21 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 33 replies
    The Spirits Business ^ | 5th January, 2016 | Annie Hayes
    Woman Proves Her Body Brews Alcohol To Beat DUI Charges Drink driving charges against a woman in New York have been dismissed after it was revealed she suffers from auto-brewery syndrome - a rare digestive condition that turns food into alcohol. The 35-year-old teacher was pulled over in New York last October after police received reports her Toyota Carolla was "weaving all over" the road. When pulled over and tested, she recorded a blood-alcohol level of more than four times the legal limit at 0.33%. Police alleged that she failed several field sobriety tests, including standing on one foot and...
  • Veteran’s final Facebook post goes viral after he was killed by drunk driver

    01/05/2016 5:29:48 AM PST · by RummyChick · 4 replies
    fox2 ^ | 1/4 | fox2
    Matthew DeRemer, 31, was riding his motorcycle in Largo, Florida when he was struck by a drunk driver, Fox 13 News reports. DeRemer was pronounced dead at the scene. Hours before he passed, DeRemer wrote a Facebook post reflecting on obstacles he overcame in 2015 and appearing hopeful for 2016.Matthew DeRemer · 1,476 followers · December 31, 2015 at 6:06am · Last day of 2015!!!! For me I'll be meditating through all I do, on this entire year. I've lost, I've gained, family is closer and tougher than ever before, loved ones lost, and new friends found. There has been...
  • N. Korea: Alcohol cited as cause in N Koreans' deaths (Cambodia)

    01/04/2016 11:42:48 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 15 replies
    Phnom Penh Post ^ | 4 January 2016 | Khouth Sophak Chakrya
    Alcohol cited as cause in N Koreans' deaths Mon, 4 January 2016 Khouth Sophak Chakrya Two North Korean doctors died on Saturday from apparent alcohol poisoning in circumstances police initially deemed suspicious. Dr An Hyong Chan, 56, and Dr Rimun Chol, 50, died in the clinic that doubles as their home on Street 594 in Phnom Penh's Tuol Kork district, after an evening of eating and drinking with their wives and 10 other North Koreans, according to Boeung Kak II commune police chief Khan Khun Tith. "According to the autopsy report, the victims both died of a heart attack," he...
  • Two people killed and suspect arrested in 'road-rage' shooting spree along Oklahoma highway.

    12/17/2015 7:23:10 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 30 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 17 December 2015 | Associated Press and Snejana Farberov
    Two people were killed in suspected road rage shootings on a western Oklahoma interstate overnight after police say a man drove through three counties firing randomly from his pickup truck. The suspected gunman in the hour-long rampage spanning 50 miles and three counties later surrendered and was being held in a county jail. He has not been named as of Thursday morning. Custer County Sheriff Bruce Peoples said reports came shortly before midnight of a man firing at vehicles on Interstate 40 in Canadian County, which is adjacent to Oklahoma City. The suspect apparently continued driving west on the highway,...
  • 'Affluenza' teen's mother back in U.S.

    12/31/2015 6:17:15 AM PST · by Wolfie · 55 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/31/2015
    'Affluenza' teen's mother back in U.S. Tonya Couch, the mother of "affluenza" teen Ethan Couch has returned to the United States. In video obtained by CNN, the mother can be seen in handcuffs with U.S. Marshals at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Texas prosecutors have said Tonya Couch will be charged with hindering the apprehension of a juvenile, and if convicted, faces between two and 10 years in jail. A Mexican immigration official with knowledge of the case said Ethan Couch's attorneys had filed a writ to seek protection and block his deportation. If the teen confirms his wish to...
  • Trevone Boykin arrested ahead of TCU-Oregon Alamo Bowl matchup

    12/31/2015 6:12:49 AM PST · by kjam22 · 63 replies
    msm.com ^ | 12-31-2015 | gary colins
    Rest assured, TCU fans will remember the 2015 Alamo Bowl — a game that will see their quarterback mired in controversy. Trevone Boykin was arrested early Thursday morning in San Antonio, according to News 4 San Antonio. This comes just two days before the Valero Alamo Bowl between No. 11 TCU and No. 15 Oregon kicks off as one of the bowl season's marquee matchups. According to the report, San Antonio police claim Boykin was arrested after hitting a patrol officer following a fight at Pat O'Brien's — a New Orleans-themed night club on Alamo Plaza. The San Antonio NBC...
  • Woman Beats DUI Rap With Claim Her Body Brews Alcohol

    12/31/2015 8:08:31 AM PST · by simpson96 · 40 replies
    Associated Press via ABC News ^ | 12/30-2015 | Mary Esch
    Drunken-driving charges against an upstate New York woman have been dismissed based on an unusual defense: Her body is a brewery.The woman was arrested while driving with a blood-alcohol level more than four times the legal limit. She then discovered she has a rare condition called "auto-brewery syndrome," in which her digestive system converts ordinary food into alcohol, her lawyer Joseph Marusak said in interviews this week. A town judge in the Buffalo suburb of Hamburg dismissed the drunken-driving charges this month after Marusak presented a doctor's research showing the woman had the previously undiagnosed condition in which high levels...
  • Woman beats DUI rap with claim her body brews alcohol

    12/30/2015 5:03:05 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 35 replies
    WBAY.COM ^ | 30 DECEMBER 2015 | AP
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Drunken-driving charges against an upstate New York woman have been dismissed based on an unusual defense: Her body is a brewery. The woman was arrested while driving with a blood-alcohol level more than four times the legal limit. She then discovered she has a rare condition called “auto-brewery syndrome,” in which her digestive system converts ordinary food into alcohol, her lawyer Joseph Marusak said in interviews this week. A town judge in the Buffalo suburb of Hamburg dismissed the drunken-driving charges this month after Marusak presented a doctor’s research showing the woman had the previously undiagnosed...
  • ‘Affluenza’ teen Ethan Couch wins three-day stay of deportation

    12/30/2015 10:46:02 AM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 55 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | 12/30/2015 | Ryan Osborne
    Ethan Couch and his mother were granted a three-day stay of their deportation to the U.S., The Associated Press reported. An official with Mexico’s Migration Institute spoke on condition of anonymity because he or she wasn’t authorized to be quoted by name. It was unknown whether Couch’s mother would also be granted a delay, according to the Associated Press report. Tarrant County Sheriff Dee Anderson said he was told by U.S. Marshals that an attorney representing the Couches filed a "legal writ," to prevent the pair from leaving Mexico. "Couch and his mother cannot be deported from Mexico until legal...
  • Texas 'affluenza' teen to be returned to U.S. from Mexico after capture

    12/29/2015 9:16:34 AM PST · by bgill · 39 replies
    Reuters ^ | Dec. 29, 2015 | Marice Richter and Veronica Gomez
    Couch and his 48-year-old mother disappeared earlier this month, prompting officials in Tarrant County, Texas, to issue a warrant for his arrest... Tarrant County Sheriff Dee Anderson said that when the Couches arrive back in the United States, the young man will appear in juvenile court and his mother will be arrested. The sheriff told a news conference that the two had had a going-away party before leaving the United States... The two were captured at the crossing of two streets near the popular Malecon, or boardwalk, in Puerto Vallarta. A police booking picture from Mexico showed the previously blond...
  • Texas 'affluenza' teen detained in Mexico

    12/28/2015 7:26:37 PM PST · by HonkyTonkMan · 111 replies
    Cnn ^ | 28-December 2015
    (Reuters) - A Texas teen, who was a fugitive after allegedly breaking his probation sentence for killing four people while driving drunk, has been arrested in Puerto Vallarta in Mexico, CNN reported on Monday, citing officials briefed on the matter. Ethan Couch, 18, was sentenced to probation about two years ago in juvenile court for intoxication manslaughter and is wanted in Tarrant County, Texas. He and his mother went missing earlier this month.
  • Pastor and daughter in terrible head-on crash with drunk, previously deported, illegal alien

    12/25/2015 12:46:19 PM PST · by rochester · 45 replies
    Time Warner Cable News ^ | 12/25/2015 | TWC News Staff
    ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- A teenage girl remains in critical condition at Strong Memorial Hospital when the car she was riding was struck by a drunk driver in Clarkson Thursday night. Sheriff's deputies say the crash happened on Redman Road, just north of West Ridge Road around 7 p.m. They say Efrain Lopez-Contreras, 29, was driving drunk and crossed the center line and struck a car being diven by Tony Bartolucci, 52, and his 14-year-old daughter Gianna. Witnesses told deputies that following the crash, Lopez-Contreras got out of his car and left the scene. The car being driven by Bartolucci became...
  • Alcohol Voted 'Worst' Christmas Gift ...

    12/23/2015 10:42:41 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 58 replies
    The Spirits Business ^ | 23rd December, 2015 | Annie Hayes
    Alcohol Voted 'Worst' Christmas Gift The results of a recent poll by review and research organisation Consumer Reports have revealed alcohol is considered the "worst" gift to receive at Christmas. The Consumer Reports National Research Center designed a survey to explore "general sentiment and shopping behaviours" for the 2015 winter holiday season. Out of the 1,300 US residents polled - statistically weighted so that respondents in the survey were demographically and geographically representative of the US population - spirits such as vodka, rum and whisky received the highest number of votes for 'worst gift', with 20% listing booze as the...
  • Wheeling (IL) board grants funeral home permission to serve alcohol

    12/22/2015 12:59:41 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 22 replies
    The Daily Herald ^ | 12/21/2015 | Erin Hegarty
    In a move that allows a Wheeling funeral home to "pioneer" into uncharted territory, the Wheeling village board Monday approved the creation of a new liquor license that allows Kolssak Funeral Home to serve alcohol during funerals and wakes. David Kolssak, CFO of Kolssak Funeral Home, 189 South Milwaukee Avenue, came to the Dec. 7 village board meeting for discussion on his proposal to work with a Wheeling catering company in serving alcohol to funeral and wake attendees to keep up with the changing ways people are celebrating the death of loved ones. Kolssak says he sees things moving away...
  • Warrant out for Ethan Couch, the drunken-driving 'affluenza' teen

    12/16/2015 1:06:56 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 22 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/16/2015 | Ashley Fantz and Ben Brumfield,
    An arrest warrant has been issued for a teenager who, two years ago, made national news when he was sentenced to probation in Texas for a drunken driving crash that killed four people. Ethan Couch's defense coined an infamous defense -- that he suffered from "affluenza," or that he was a rich kid who was less to blame for his crime because his parents didn't set limits for him. Ethan Couch's probation officer couldn't reach him this week, Couch's lawyers told CNN. Couch's mother, with whom the 18-year-old lives, is also missing, said Scott Brown and William Reagan. Their apparent...
  • AZ ‘School Shooter’ Case has Surprise Toxicology Results

    12/13/2015 4:58:40 AM PST · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 12 December, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    I have previously written about the Northern Arizona University 'School Shooting' and that it may have been a legitimate case of defense of self and others. It was clear that the 'school shooter' had been attacked, had been pursued, had articulated a fear for his life, had cooperated with the police, and that the people that he shot all belonged to the same fraternity. In that article, I hoped that toxicology tests had been done for everyone involved. Blood should have been drawn from Jones and the others involved to determine blood alcohol levels or the presence of...
  • Ax-wielding University of North Texas student shot and killed by campus police

    12/14/2015 4:19:56 AM PST · by servo1969 · 44 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 12-14-2015 | FoxNews.com
    A University of North Texas police officer shot and killed a student who allegedly threatened him with an ax early Sunday. The student was identified as Ryan McMillan, who had celebrated his 21st birthday Sunday. University spokeswoman Kelley Reese told the Dallas Morning News. McMillan was a sophomore transfer student from Fort Worth studying pre-hospitality. UNT spokeswoman Margarita Venegas says police responded about 1 a.m. to a report that someone was breaking car windows in a parking garage about two blocks from campus. KDFW reported that university police were asked to respond to the situation because local police in the...
  • (Scientists Claim) ... Alcohol Tax Hike in US 'Lowers Gonorrhea Rates'

    12/10/2015 12:38:49 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 15 replies
    The Spirits Business ^ | 10th December, 2015 | Amy Hopkins
    Alcohol Tax Hike in US 'Lowers Gonorrhea Rates' Tax hikes could help prevent sexually transmitted infections, scientists have claimed, after cases of gonorrhea fell 24% in Maryland since the introduction of alcohol price increases. According research by the University of Florida, since tax increases on alcohol largely decrease consumption, and less excessive drinking reduces 'risky' sexual behaviour, STI rates can be positively impacted by the measure. Researchers claim that in the 18 months after Maryland increased its alcohol taxes from 6% to 9%, there were 2,400 fewer statewide cases of gonorrhea. The team used data from the National Notifiable Disease...
  • "World's Oldest" Cognac Opened in Poland

    11/26/2015 8:23:52 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 25 replies
    The Spirits Business ^ | 26th November, 2015 | Kristiane Sherry
    "World's Oldest" Cognac Opened in Poland What is thought to be the world's oldest Cognac sold at auction was opened in Poland recently to inaugurate a partnership between a Swiss watchmaker and a corporate collector. The Gautier Cognac was purchased by collector Wealth Solutions in 2014 during an auction of rare wines and liquors organised by Bonhams Fine Art Auctioneers & Valuers in New York. The bottle itself dates back to 1762 and was recognised as the oldest Cognac sold at public auction to-date when it went under the hammer. It was opened during a ceremony to mark the partnership...
  • Report: Dog bites officer during traffic stop, arrest

    11/24/2015 12:08:54 PM PST · by aomagrat · 11 replies
    WIS TV ^ | 24 November 2015 | Michael Turner
    HOLLY HILL, SC (WIS) - Two Eutawville residents are facing multiple felony charges after police say their dog bit an officer during an arrest. According to the incident report, Scott Jones, 24, and Kayla Wallace, 26, were arrested Saturday afternoon after two citizens reported a tan Cadillac with a beat-up front end almost struck the doors of the CVS on Old State Road and then ran over a curb. The report states an officer found the vehicle and pulled it over to check on the occupants. After pulling over the vehicle, Jones told the officer he didn’t have a valid...
  • Prayer request for my Brother

    11/20/2015 6:08:30 PM PST · by Ouchthatonehurt · 65 replies
    today | self
    Please pray for my brother tonight as he checks himself into the hospital for alcohol abuse. He recently lost his job while at the same time celebrating the birth of his third child. He feels lost and inadequate.
  • How do you smuggle 48,000 cans of Heineken into Saudi Arabia? Disguise it as Pepsi.

    11/12/2015 7:46:05 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 39 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 12, 2015 | Adam Taylor
    <p>Legally, alcohol is banned in Saudi Arabia. In reality, however, there are people in the country who drink.</p> <p>If you're wondering how exactly they actually get that alcohol, consider the multiple reports in the Saudi press today that describe how the Saudi authorities at border with United Arab Emirates caught a man with 48,000 cans of Heineken – all disguised as Pepsi cola.</p>
  • Middle-aged whites in US dying at a startling rate

    11/03/2015 12:47:17 PM PST · by mojito · 77 replies
    Daily Journal/WaPo ^ | 11/3/2015 | Lenny Bernstein and Joel Achenbach
    A large segment of white middle-aged Americans has suffered a startling rise in its death rate since 1999, reversing decades of progress, according to a new review of statistics published Monday. The mortality rate for white men and women between the ages of 45 and 54 with less than a college education increased by half a percent per year between 1999 and 2013, most likely because of problems with legal and illegal drugs, alcohol, and suicide, according to the study released in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.... The rising death rate was accompanied by a parallel increase...
  • Death Rates Rising for Middle-Aged White Americans, Study Finds

    11/02/2015 6:35:08 PM PST · by ruination · 155 replies
    NYT ^ | 11/02/2015 | Gina Kolata
    Something startling is happening to middle-aged white Americans. Unlike every other age group, unlike every other racial and ethnic group, unlike their counterparts in other rich countries, death rates in this group have been rising, not falling. That finding was reported Monday by two Princeton economists, Angus Deaton, who last month won the 2015 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Science, and Anne Case. Analyzing health and mortality data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and from other sources, they concluded that rising annual death rates among this group are being driven not by the big killers like heart...
  • Muslim truckers who refused to deliver alcohol awarded $240,000

    10/30/2015 2:17:29 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 45 replies
    A jury has awarded $240,000 to two Muslim men who say they were fired from an Illinois trucking company after refusing to deliver alcohol. A judge found Morton-based Star Transport Inc. violated the religious beliefs of Mahad Abass Mohamed and Abdikarim Hassan Bulshale. A trial to determine whether they were entitled to damages ended Oct. 20 with the jury's judgment. A 2013 lawsuit filed by U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said the men wouldn't deliver alcohol because it was against their religious values as practicing Muslims. The lawsuit claimed the company didn't provide them "with a reasonable accommodation and by...
  • Marijuana Use Doubles in U.S., But So Do Problems

    10/21/2015 2:51:07 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 218 replies
    NBC News ^ | 10/21/2015 | Maggie Fox
    Marijuana use has more than doubled in the U.S. since the beginning of the century but so have problems for users, including addiction, researchers reported Wednesday. ~snip~ "The prevalence of marijuana use more than doubled between 2001-2002 and 2012-2013, and there was a large increase in marijuana use disorders during that time," they wrote in the Journal of the American Medical Association's JAMA Psychiatry. "Young adults were at highest risk for marijuana use disorder." "While not all marijuana users experience problems, nearly three of 10 marijuana users manifested a marijuana use disorder in 2012-2013." That adds up to 6.8...
  • Month off drinking slashes risk of disease

    10/26/2015 4:45:03 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 12 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | Oct. 25, 2015 | COREY CHARLTON
    Full title: "Month off drinking slashes risk of disease: Abstaining found to heal the liver and lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels" Drinkers should take a month off alcohol to prevent serious illness in later life, doctors warned yesterday. They cited dramatic British research showing how abstention can heal the liver and lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Patients who gave up for four weeks were also at lower risk of developing cancer and diabetes.
  • $240,000 jury award to Muslim truck drivers who were fired for refusing to transport alcohol

    10/23/2015 6:55:33 PM PDT · by PROCON · 38 replies
    WAPO ^ | Oct. 23, 2015 | Eugene Volokh
    One more data point on the When does your religion legally excuse you from doing part of your job? question like it or not, under American law, employers sometimes do have to excuse employees from tasks that the employees find religiously objectionable. Tuesday, two Muslim truck drivers who were fired for refusing to deliver shipments containing alcohol were awarded $40,000 in compensatory damages and $200,000 in punitive damages by the jury in their discrimination claim. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission brought suit on their behalf (EEOC v. Star Transport Co., Inc. (N.D. Ill.)), arguing that the employer had failed...
  • The Debate Is Over! How Much Alcohol Can Women Really Drink While Pregnant?

    10/20/2015 1:09:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    KFOR ^ | OCTOBER 20, 2015 | Heather Holeman
    If your doctor has ever told you that small amounts of alcohol are safe to drink during pregnancy, a new report is proving them wrong. The American Academy of Pediatrics just released a new report in the journal Pediatrics. No amount of alcohol, whether wine, beer, or liquor, is safe to drink while pregnant, no matter the trimester. While research shows that most women cut out alcohol completely during pregnancy, the report states that a small percentage of mothers-to-be admit they continue to drink, while some even admit to binge drinking. According to Live Science, Dr. Janet F. Williams, one...