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  • US warns travelers about tainted alcohol in Mexico

    07/27/2017 11:01:06 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 28 replies
    ktnv ^ | 9:41 AM, Jul 27, 2017
    The United States is warning travelers to Mexico about tainted or counterfeit alcohol following the death of a Wisconsin woman. ... The death of Abbey Connor, 20, is just one of many incidents of travelers becoming sick after drinking alcohol at Mexican resorts, the paper reported. Connor, 20, was pulled from a pool at an Iberostar resort near Playa del Carmen in January, according to the paper. After the story, the paper received numerous reports from others who said they got sick and experienced blackouts at resorts in Cancun and Playa del Carmen.
  • Former Anheuser-Busch CEO arrested for trying to fly helicopter while allegedly intoxicated

    07/14/2017 10:32:25 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 58 replies ^ | July 11, 2017
    Former Anheuser-Busch CEO arrested for trying to fly helicopter while allegedly intoxicated Jul 11, 2017, 3:33pm CDT Updated Jul 11, 2017, 4:13pm CDT Former Anheuser-Busch CEO August Adolphus Busch IV was arrested in Swansea Monday night after police say he tried to fly a helicopter while allegedly intoxicated. According to a statement from the Swansea Police Department, officers at 12:48 p.m. were dispatched to a report of a helicopter landing, for an unknown reason, at 1 Bronze Point, Swansea. Upon their arrival the helicopter was already on the ground in a parking lot. Assessment of the area and safety of...
  • Poll: 73 percent of Democrats would give up drinking for Trump impeachment

    07/13/2017 2:18:16 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 87 replies
    Over 73 percent of Democrats would give up alcohol for the rest of their life if it meant President Trump would be impeached tomorrow, according to a survey released on Thursday by a drug and alcohol rehabilitation group. Snip* The minimum amount of money the Americans surveyed would accept to quit drinking for a year is at least $4,700 and to give up alcohol for life they would expect at least $365,458.
  • Charge: Drunk, gun-wielding husband killed wife in Uber ride

    07/07/2017 10:44:34 AM PDT · by Drew68 · 32 replies
    Seattle PI ^ | 06 July 2017 | Levi Pulkkinen
    Murder charge filed after Seattle woman, 29, fatally shot riding home from a wedding All Jennifer Morrison Espitia wanted was to Uber home safely. Instead, King County prosecutors say, she was shot dead by her husband during a drunken, nonsensical argument. Charged Thursday with second-degree murder, Cameron Espitia, 31, is alleged to have shot Jennifer in the back of the head on Sunday while both were riding in an Uber. Prosecutors say Espitia was drunk and irate after attending a wedding with Jennifer. “Despite the fact that he was armed with a loaded firearm, he consumed numerous alcoholic drinks and...
  • Brooklyn woman whose mother died after the two fought over their cat blames alcohol

    06/22/2017 7:25:28 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    Fran Kilinski and Denis Slattery ^ | June 21, 2017 | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
    A Brooklyn woman whose mother suffered a heart attack and died after the two feuded over a pet feline can barely remember the fight, she told the Daily News on Wednesday. “I had one drink, and then I don’t know what happened,” Chandra Sutton, 50, said during a sitdown at Rikers Island.
  • National Bourbon Day June 14

    06/14/2017 10:59:43 AM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 39 replies
    In 1964, a Congressional Resolution designated Bourbon as America’s native spirit. Since then, there is nowhere else in the world that can make a whiskey and call it Bourbon. Like Scotch, Cognac and some other spirits that must meet certain standards as well as be produced in a particular geographical region, Bourbon is a whiskey which is only so named if distilled in the United States. To legally be a considered Bourbon, it must be 51 percent corn, stored in new (not aged) charred-oak barrels and distilled no more than 160 proof and barreled at 125 proof. This particular whiskey...
  • Even moderate drinking could harm the brain

    06/07/2017 12:42:36 PM PDT · by Mariner · 115 replies
    CBS News ^ | June 7th, 2017 | By ASHLEY WELCH
    Heavy drinking can lead to a number of serious health problems, including increased risk of cancer, heart disease, and dementia, but consuming even moderate levels of alcohol could be dangerous, as well, new research suggests. The study, published in The BMJ, finds that moderate drinkers were three times more likely to experience a decline in mental skills than people who drank no alcohol at all. For the study, researchers analyzed data on weekly alcohol intake in 550 healthy British men and women over a period of 30 years. The participants had an average age of 43 at the start of...

    05/29/2017 9:29:05 AM PDT · by xp38 · 77 replies
    TMZ ^ | May 29 2017 | TMZ
    Tiger Woods has been arrested on DUI charges in Jupiter, Florida. The golfer was stopped by cops early Monday morning for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. He was taken in around 3 AM and released from Palm Beach County Jail at 10:50 AM. You'll recall ... when Tiger and then wife Elin Nordegren got into their blowout fight back in 2009, he hit a tree while allegedly driving under the influence of Ambien. He was not charged with DUI at the time. Story developing ...
  • Marine officers are drugged, robbed after Bogotá pub crawl and could face charges

    05/27/2017 3:41:38 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 71 replies ^ | MAY 26, 2017 | CAROL ROSENBERG
    Three married U.S. Marine officers have found themselves under investigation for a night in February that went off the rails in Bogotá, involving allegations they went drinking with some local women, were slipped illicit drugs, robbed of U.S. property and landed in a local hospital emergency room.
  • Vanity: Grain Alcohol in Minnesota

    05/13/2017 3:20:24 AM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 28 replies
    Vanity | 5/13/2017 | Oshkalaboomboom
    Do they sell grain alcohol in Minnesota? I looked up the laws for the state and it says no alcohols over 80% ABV. Everclear sells a version of their grain that is 75.5% so it is possible. I live in Spain but have neighbors visiting the Bloomington area who I could ask to bring some back when they return. I want to make some infused liqueurs and the strongest non-flavored alcohol they sell here is 40% Vodka. Perhaps some Minnesota Freeper can answer this question?
  • Drinking Alcohol Makes Straight Men More Sexually Fluid

    05/04/2017 1:15:38 PM PDT · by Bubba_Leroy · 92 replies
    Medical Daily ^ | May 3, 2017 | Lizette Borreli
    Many of us are all too familiar with the "beer goggles" effect: friends and strangers alike become more attractive after a drink or two. Undoubtedly, drinking alcohol lowers our inhibitions and makes us more open to experimentation with the same sex. In a new study, published in The Journal of Social Psychology, straight men were found to be more physically attracted to other men after a few drinks. "Most notably, alcohol intake was related to increased sexual willingness of men with a same-sex partner, suggesting a potential shift in normative casual sexual behavior among heterosexual men," wrote the authors in...
  • Bombay Sapphire Gin Recalled Across Canada for Containing Too Much Alcohol

    05/03/2017 5:23:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 65 replies
    CBC ^ | 5/3 | Pete Evans
    Gin's alcohol content may be as much as 77%, not 40% as claimed Liquor authorities across Canada are recalling a brand of gin that may contain almost twice as much alcohol as claimed on the bottle. The Liquor Control Board Of Ontario was the first to issue a recall after its internal quality assurance team discovered that some bottles of Bombay Sapphire London Dry Gin had not been properly diluted, resulting in an alcohol content of 77 per cent, not 40 per cent as listed on the bottle. It's the second time in recent weeks such an error has been...
  • Report: Hundreds of U.S. airport screeners failed random drug tests

    04/07/2017 7:46:12 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies ^ | 4/7/17 | Carol Christian - / Houston Chronicle
    Hundreds of Transportation Security Administration workers at U.S. airports have reportedly failed drug and alcohol tests in recent years. According to KGW in Portland, Ore., 858 TSA airport screeners tested positive for drugs or alcohol between 2010 and 2016. The station obtained the information through a Freedom of Information Act request.
  • Man Dangling From Car After Going Over Retaining Wall

    04/05/2017 8:54:33 AM PDT · by posterchild · 18 replies
    A 78 year old Lincoln man is rescued after driving over a near 9 foot- tall retaining wall near 91st and Highway Two. He wound up hanging upside down by one leg from the car with his head touching the ground until he was freed by emergency responders. Police say there was an odor of alcohol, along with three empty wine bottles in the car.
  • Michelle and Barack Obama Woes - Dilemma Over Daughter Malia Sowing Wild Oats?

    04/02/2017 6:05:28 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 85 replies
    Inquisitr ^ | April 2, 2017 | Roz Zurko
    Barack and Michelle Obama are dealing with a complete lifestyle change as their time in the White House has come to an end. Sources describe Michelle as having a tougher time than the former president at adjusting to the changes that the last few months have thrown their way. With that said, it appears that both have shifted their attention to their eldest daughter, Malia, who at 18 is on her own for the first time and making headlines recently for her antics inside a 21 and over nightclub. Recent events have Michelle and Barack worried about Malia, according to...
  • Wife of Wichita State Coach ‘Asked to Leave’ NCAA Seat For Belligerent Behavior (hammered drunk)

    03/20/2017 10:12:17 AM PDT · by drewh · 34 replies ^ | | 9:38 am, March 20th, 2017 | by Joe DePaolo
    It was a close, emotional game Sunday afternoon in Indianapolis between Wichita State and Kentucky. And according to several reports, one prominent fan may have gotten a bit too into the action. Several outlets posted photos and video of Lynn Marshall, the wife of Wichita State head coach Gregg Marshall, engaging in some spirited behavior during the game. Several reports indicated that her behavior turned belligerent, to the point where she was asked by arena security to leave her seat. And one report said that MarshallÂ’s daughter admitted that her mom was drunk. Also on Mediaite James Comey: Our Analysts...
  • Admiral, seven others charged with corruption in new ‘Fat Leonard’ indictment

    03/14/2017 4:18:22 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 31 replies ^ | March 14, 2017 | Craig Whitlock
    During a port visit by the Blue Ridge to Manila in May 2008, for example, five of the Navy officers attended a “raging multi-day party, with a rotating carousel of prostitutes,” at the Shangri-La Hotel, according to the indictment. The group allegedly drank the hotel’s entire supply of Dom Perignon champagne and rang up expenses exceeding $50,000, which Francis covered in full. On another port visit by the Blue Ridge to Manila in February 2007, Francis allegedly hosted another sex party for officers in the MacArthur Suite of the Manila hotel. During the party, “historical memorabilia related to General Douglas...
  • Utah lawmakers pass bill to lower DUI limit to 0.05 percent

    03/12/2017 6:01:58 AM PDT · by C19fan · 154 replies
    AP ^ | March 9, 2017 | Staff
    Utah could soon have the strictest DUI threshold in the nation after state lawmakers on Wednesday night voted to lower the limit for a driver's blood-alcohol content to 0.05 percent, down from 0.08 percent. The measure heads to Utah's governor, who has said he supports the legislation.
  • 132 Alcohol Bottles Recovered From Car in Lahore's Garden Town Area

    03/06/2017 8:04:04 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Dunya News ^ | 04 March,2017
    Police officers confiscated as many as 132 wine bottles from a car in Lahore’s Garden Town area. According to details, the officers stopped a car at checkpost and recovered alcohol bottles of international brand during checking. Suspect Burhan has also been taken into custody for further investigation. Earlier on Thursday, Sindh High Court (SHC) had ordered to close bars who are selling alcohol across the province and instructed the authorities to continue shutter down until the proper procedure.
  • 'Frat Lives Matter' Painted on UConn Spirit Rock

    03/01/2017 4:26:06 AM PST · by simpson96 · 11 replies
    NBC Connecticut ^ | 2/27/2017 | Ken Buffa
    Greeting the UConn students on their Storrs campus Monday morning was a message spray-painted on the school's spirit rock that reads: "Frat Lives Matter." "I think it's too soon," said student Dez Williams. Late last week, six kappa sigma fraternity brothers were arrested in relation to the death of a 19-year-old student. In October, Jeffny Pally died after being run over by a campus fire SUV. Police said Pally had an alcohol level more than three times the legal limit and had been sitting against the fire dept garage doors when they opened for the vehicle. Authorities said Pally had...