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  • Heavy drinkers have the lowest IQs, study claims

    02/25/2015 7:20:16 AM PST · by shove_it · 58 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 24 Feb 2015 | Saffron Alexander
    People with low IQs are more likely to consume higher amounts of alcohol than those with higher IQs, a new study has claimed. The study, which was carried out by researchers at the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, surveyed 49,321 Swedish men who were born between 1949 to 1951 and were conscripted for Swedish military service from 1969 to 1971. IQ tests done upon conscription, alcohol intake, pattern of drinking, tobacco use, and medical conditions were all examined. The results showed that men with lower results on their IQ test consumed higher levels of alcohol, leading the team to conclude that...
  • Alcohol, sex photos led to California firefighter discipline

    02/20/2015 6:57:08 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 16 replies
    BakersfieldNow.com ^ | 2-20-2015 | DON THOMPSON, Associated Press
    Public records show that California firefighters drank on duty at the state fire academy, displayed sexually explicit photographs and an employee now charged with murder allegedly slapped a female cadet on the buttocks. The allegations are contained in two complaints released Friday to The Associated Press in response to a Public Records Act request.
  • Principal addresses parents regarding beer in classroom

    02/17/2015 4:26:13 PM PST · by iowamark · 60 replies
    KCCI TV ^ | 2/16/2015 | Laura Nichols
    ANKENY, Iowa —The Ankeny School Board voted unanimously Monday to accept the resignation of a teacher who police said was intoxicated and had been in her classroom. The vote was made Monday evening. Police said they were called to East Elementary School at 710 SE 3rd St. at 2 p.m. after receiving a report that a teacher was observed with a can of beer in her classroom. Police said the teacher was taken into custody after testing positive during a preliminary breath test. A bag in her classroom had two empty cans of beer and four additional full cans of...
  • Booze helps Sea Isle plungers brave winter water

    02/15/2015 9:27:44 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 13 replies
    Press of Atlantic City ^ | 02/15/2015 | CINDY NEVITT
    It was 80 on the beach Saturday. Not in degrees, though. In proof of alcoholic beverages consumed. Of about 2,000 people in the city’s 21st annual Polar Plunge, two themes emerged: This was the maiden voyage for many, and their training method of choice consisted, as one plunger phrased it, of “drinking heavily.”
  • The Boys Of February

    02/13/2015 10:59:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 13, 2015 | Mark Will-Weber
    These are not your Boys of Summer. These are the United States presidents born in February and perhaps we should toast them. At least that is always my inclination. Abraham Lincoln (born February 12, 1809) and George Washington (born February 22, 1732) are the headliners. In fact, they so eclipse the rest of the presidential ranks that it seems rather unlikely that the “average guy” on the street could even name another president born in this frigid, God-forsaken, groundhog scrutinizing, heart-shaped-candy-box-buying month. But ... nevertheless ... here we go. Even most die-hard Republicans probably don’t know that Ronald Reagan—the Great...
  • Study finds health benefits of alcohol exaggerated

    02/12/2015 11:18:50 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 33 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | February 12, 2015 | QMI AGENCY
    The health benefits of moderate alcohol consumption have been exaggerated, according to new research published Wednesday in the British Medical Journal. "The prevailing message to drinkers has been don't feel guilty about drinking a few glasses of vino after work each night — a regular dose of alcohol is better for you than none at all. But this new research sheds doubt on the belief that alcohol has robust benefits and there is a 'healthy' dose," co-author Emmanuel Stamatakis of the University of Sydney said. The British and Australian researchers found that previous studies didn't adjust accordingly for factors such...
  • Fewer Americans Drinking And Driving; More Using Drugs [Alcohol, Marijuana, Pot]

    02/11/2015 1:56:21 AM PST · by CutePuppy · 25 replies
    RTT News ^ | 2015 February 09 | RTT Staff Writer
    The number of people driving under the influence of alcohol on U.S. roads continues to decline, but the number of drivers using marijuana and prescription drugs that can affect road safety is climbing, according to two studies released by the Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. One study found that the number of inebriated drivers has declined by nearly one-third since 2007, but that same survey found a large increase in the number of drivers using marijuana or other illegal drugs. In the 2014 survey, nearly one in four drivers tested positive for at least one drug that...
  • New (Written) Breathalyzer Test:

    02/03/2015 9:23:39 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 4 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 03 February 2015 | Reaganite Republican
  • In Response to Student Misconduct, Dartmouth to Ban Hard Liquor

    01/29/2015 9:35:45 AM PST · by C19fan · 41 replies
    NY Times ^ | January 29, 2015 | Richard Perez-Pena
    After a spate of student misbehavior that has tarnished the reputation of Dartmouth College, its president on Thursday announced a ban on hard liquor on campus, and threatened to do away with fraternities or other groups that fail “to elevate and not denigrate the Dartmouth experience.” In a speech on the Dartmouth campus in Hanover, N.H., to students, staff and alumni, Philip J. Hanlon, the president, said the college would create new spaces for social activity as alternatives to Greek houses, give faculty members more of a role in residential life and provide students more extensive training on preventing sexual...
  • Have a Brewski! 5 Ways Beer Can Help Your Health

    01/19/2015 12:16:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    Eat Right Blog ^ | October 2014 | Karen Ansel, MS, RD, CDN
    When it comes to beverages with benefits, wine always seems to get the credit. If you're a brew lover, that might make you want to cry in your beer. But before you do, you'll be glad to learn that, like wine, beer delivers some decided perks as well. "A cold beer is the perfect way to relax at the end of the day, it tastes great and, in moderation, it can even be good for you," says Ethan A. Bergman, PhD, RD, CD, FADA, past president of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Here are five ways your favorite brew...
  • Skating Star Tai Babilonia Opens Up About Her Struggle With Alcoholism

    01/10/2015 7:52:35 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 37 replies
    CBSLA ^ | pat harvey
    1988 is when she crashed: “It was nonstop work. The money was rolling in. You have a lot of people relying on you. But I get it, I signed up for the job so follow through – I just couldn’t, I couldn’t follow through. And, I tried to take my life.” Babilonia hit rock bottom. “Once I was getting my stomach pumped, a little light went on saying, ‘You have a voice and you’re allowed to use it. So, girl, use it,’ ” she said. It’s an emotional subject for Babilonia, and some things are still too difficult to discuss....
  • Dad arrested after throwing ‘Playboy’ birthday party for teen daughter

    A California father was arrested after throwing a party for his daughter’s 18th birthday over the weekend. The theme: “Liv’s Playboy Mansion.” San Diego County sheriff’s deputies told 10 News that 150 to 200 teens were in attendance Olivia Lake’s birthday party. Many were drinking alcohol and some girls were dressed in lingerie and wearing bunny ears. Complaints from neighbors led sheriff’s deputies to shut the party down, and Olivia’s father Jeff Lake was arrested and charged with violating the social host ordinance in Poway, Calif. According to 10 News, that ordinance makes it illegal to host a party where...
  • Woman accused of child neglect after leaving infant sitting at bar while she danced

    01/05/2015 7:48:10 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 25 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | January 5, 2015 | Adam Sacasa
    A woman who left her 1-year-old child sitting alone at a Boynton Beach bar was arrested Sunday, police said.. Concerned customers at Banana Boat Lounge and Restaurant, at 739 E. Ocean Ave., told police a woman, later identified as Ashton Krauss, 28, of Ocean Ridge, went to an outdoor bar in the back of the restaurant at about 5:30 p.m. and put the child in a high chair.
  • Oklahoma bill would bar those with DUI conviction from buying alcohol

    01/05/2015 7:45:39 AM PST · by redreno · 73 replies
    http://www.foxnews.com ^ | 01/05/2014 | unknown
    A new proposal in Oklahoma would bar drunk drivers from buying or consuming alcohol -- and already is raising concerns over how it would be enforced. Fox 25 in Oklahoma City reports that state Sen. Patrick Anderson is proposing a bill that would allow a judge to enforce the alcohol restrictions on anyone with a DUI charge for a set period of time.
  • How Archaeologists Recreate Ancient Booze (interview with Patrick McGovern)

    01/03/2015 1:57:54 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 15 replies
    Slate ^ | Saturday, January 3, 2015 | Linda Geddes (in New Scientist)
    Phrygians were brewing with barley before it was cool. Resurrecting ancient beers and wines is a subtle alchemy, but Patrick McGovern knows all the tricks. He directs the Biomolecular Archaeology Project for Cuisine, Fermented Beverages, and Health at the University of Pennsylvania Museum. Many of his ancient brews are sold by Dogfish Head brewery in Delaware. How did you start making ancient drinks? One of the first we made was the Midas beverage, based on residues in bronze vessels recovered from the Midas tomb in Turkey, which dates from 700 B.C. These pointed to an unusual drink combining wine, barley...
  • Will climate change kill off Pinot Noir? Vineyards are ditching grape varieties that can't cope...

    01/03/2015 1:57:57 PM PST · by Libloather · 64 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/02/15 | Jonathan O'Callaghan
    If global temperatures continue to rise, the taste of your favourite wine could either drastically change, or the drink could be off the menu completely. A wine expert has warned that fine wines in particular, such as Pinot Noir, are having their flavour significantly altered due to climate change. And, as a result, vineyard owners are ditching these grape varieties in favour of those that are better equipped to handle the increases in global temperature.
  • False rape allegation sparks violence

    12/31/2014 6:24:27 PM PST · by GrootheWanderer · 27 replies
    The Star Phoenix ^ | Dec. 31, 2014 | Hannah Spray
    A man who stormed into a bonfire party with a handgun, believing his girlfriend had been raped by the men there, came out of the whole mess the worst for wear. Janos Papp, 57, ended up being viciously beaten by the men at the party - who had not raped his girlfriend, it turned out. She had made the story up after her ATV broke down and she was angry the men at the party were too incompetent to help her.
  • No kidding, Jack Daniels names son Jim Beam ..

    12/31/2014 7:18:07 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 34 replies
    Q13Fox ^ | 12-29-14 | CNN Wire
    Here’s one baby name that probably won’t make it on this year’s most popular list: Jim Beam. But for one Louisiana family, baby Jim Beam will fit in quite well. His father, Jack Daniels Leathers, 31, is also named after a stiff drink. It’s somewhat of a tradition for the family, he told the Houma Courier in Houma, Louisiana, earlier this week. The day Leathers was born, his father happened to be drinking a glass of the well-known whiskey and suggested the name, Leathers told CNNMoney. His mother agreed, after calling a local store to double check the correct spelling....
  • Buzzed birds slur their songs, researchers find [Well, DUH!]

    12/30/2014 9:06:55 AM PST · by Red Badger · 14 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | 12/30/2014 | Amina Khan
    You know how that guy at the karaoke bar singing Journey's "Don't Stop Believin' " sounds a little off after he's had a few drinks? The same goes for buzzed birds, according to a team led by researchers from Oregon Health & Science University. For a study published in PLoS ONE, scientists found that when they got some unsuspecting zebra finches drunk, the birds slurred their songs. The findings could help scientists study the neural processes underlying birdsong - and shed light on human speech. While many scientists want to understand alcohol's effects on such a complex system as speech,...
  • Human Ancestors Were Consuming Alcohol 10 Million Years Ago

    12/25/2014 4:40:58 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 83 replies
    Discover 'blogs ^ | December 1, 2014 | Carl Engelking
    Using the tools of paleogenetics, scientists have recently traced the evolutionary history of an enzyme that helps us metabolize ethanol, the principal type of alcohol found in adult beverages. Scientists believe early human ancestors evolved their ethanol-digesting ability about 10 million years ago to fortify their diet as they shifted from a tree-based lifestyle to a more ground-based lifestyle... To help narrow that range, researchers studied the genetic evolution of alcohol-metabolizing enzyme ADH4, which has been present in primates, in one form or another, for at least 70 million years. Using genetic sequences from 28 different mammals, including 17 primates,...
  • Pennsylvania couple fighting to save $160,000 collection of rare wine after it was seized under

    12/23/2014 6:00:02 AM PST · by C19fan · 19 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 23, 2014 | Pete D'Amato
    Pennsylvania state police were tied up for months in a sting operation that ended with a 20-hour raid in early January. As law professor Baylen Linnekin writes in Reason, the target wasn't illegal narcotics but a cellar full of rare and expensive bottles of wine. 2,447 bottles, to be exact. They are worth more than $160,000. Officers seized the bottles from the Malvern home of attorneys Arthur Goldman and Melissa Kurtzman, and state they are now planning to destroy the collection. The state's strict liquor laws led law enforcement to Goldman, who insists he was not looking to sell off...
  • Booze calculator: What's your drinking nationality?

    12/20/2014 5:45:08 PM PST · by EveningStar · 95 replies
    BBC News ^ | December 18, 2014
    In the month of December alcohol consumption increases as many people celebrate the festive season. But how does your drinking measure up to the average from countries around the world? Find out below if you are similar to a boozy Belarusian or a teetotal Kuwaiti.
  • British court: unborn are “organisms”...(no compensation for baby born w/ fetal alcohol syndrome)

    12/08/2014 9:45:42 AM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 6 replies
    MercatorNet ^ | 8 December 2014 | Philippa Taylor
    Unborn baby a 10 weeks Seven years ago, a baby girl (who cannot be named for legal reasons) was born to a 19 year old mother who had drunk heavily throughout her pregnancy, despite warnings from healthcare workers that her drinking could damage her baby. This girl and, indirectly, her mother, are now making headlines. The girl was badly harmed by her mothers drinking. She now has Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), which has lead to retarded growth, facial abnormalities, intellectual impairment and other major complications. For the last five years her Local Authority has tried to secure Criminal Injuries...
  • UW-Milwaukee revokes fraternity's charter over drunken party

    12/03/2014 10:42:50 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 24 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 12-3-14 | Karen herzog
    University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has revoked the charter of a fraternity after a party at its house Sept. 12 left several underage guests severely intoxicated and some with memory lapses they believed were caused by date rape drugs slipped into drinks. The university initially suspended the charter of Tau Kappa Epsilon during its investigation of the party. The fraternity may petition for reinstatement after two years; that would require approval of both the student association and the dean of students. The university launched an investigation after campus police took four incapacitated partygoers to a hospital emergency room. A university spokesman said...
  • Hillary headed to alcohol rehab?

    12/01/2014 6:53:40 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/01/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    The National Enquirer, still basking in the glow of its takedown of philandering John Edwards, a story well known to many in the media but ignored because the man was, after all, the Democrats’ pick for veep and a darling of the left, is reporting that Hillary Clinton may be heading to rehab for a drinking problem. A  “boozed-up” Hillary Clinton suffered a secret collapse during a recent vacation – and now worried advisers want her to do a secret stint in rehab before her White House run! Sources close to the former FirstLady and ex-Secretary of State revealed the hush-hush “Rehab Before...
  • EXCLUSIVE! BOOZY HILLARY CLINTON SECRET REHAB SHOCKER

    12/01/2014 5:44:57 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 68 replies
    The National Enquirer ^ | 11-28-14 | Leon Wagener
    A “boozed-up” Hillary Clinton suffered a secret collapse during a recent vacation – and now worried advisers want her to do a secret stint in rehab before her White House run! Sources close to the former First Lady and ex-Secretary of State revealed the hush-hush “Rehab Before White House” plan to The National ENQUIRER in advance of Hillary’s formal announcement to be a 2016 presidential candidate, touted for early next year. A high-level insider told The ENQUIRER: “Hillary’s social drinking has gone out of 
control! “In a hushed-up incident, Hillary was too tipsy one night and suffered a secret collapse....
  • FDA Finalizes Menu Labeling Rules

    11/26/2014 10:28:43 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 25, 2014 | Leah Barkoukis
    Thanks to the FDA’s calorie labeling regulations announced Tuesday, major changes will soon be coming to the food and restaurant industries. The regulation itself is nothing new; it became law in 2010 as a provision attached to the Affordable Care Act, but final rules were delayed for the past few years, thanks in large part to heavy opposition from grocery stores, pizza chains, vending machines, convenience stores, and movie theaters. Although some concessions were made, none of these industries were fully spared. By November 2015, these establishments will be forced to post calorie information on menus and menu boards, which...
  • Aussie teen dies on 18th birthday drinking 95% alcohol shots

    11/17/2014 10:04:53 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 29 replies
    Sunshine Coast Daily ^ | 11-17-2014 | Jon Stone
    Nicole Bicknell collapsed after quickly drinking several shots of Spirytus Rektyfikowany, a Polish "rectified sprit" two weeks ago. The teenager rarely drank alcohol and was said to be unaware of the dangers of taking shots of such a potent drink in quick succession. She had drunk other mixed drinks over the course of the evening, according to her family, who are calling for the spirit to be banned in Australia. Ms Bicknell is said to have been offered neat shorts of the drink by a male friend. "I cannot see why alcohol so strong is sold in liquor stores," the...
  • Drunken H.S. Teacher 'Wets Himself' in Classroom, then Fights w/ Student...Parents Furious!

    11/10/2014 12:09:47 PM PST · by lee martell · 101 replies
    Nov. 10, 2014 | lee martell
    This happened last Thursday in Connecticut. There is very little information released. Last week, a Spanish Teacher arrived in class (tardy), and was very obviously intoxicated. After entering the classroom of high school students, this teacher proceeded to (inadventantly) urinate in his clothing, and subsequently, onto the chair and classroom floor. The students were, of course filming this as it occurred, some laughing, some scowling in disgust. One student went up to the teacher to voice his opinion of what had just transpired. The 'teacher' showed neither contrition or discretion. The teacher got angry and confrontational, grabbing the student by...
  • Woman in costume, makeup for 'zombie prom' is charged with drunken driving twice in 3 hours

    10/30/2014 9:50:28 AM PDT · by dware · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10.29.2014 | AP via Fox News
    GATES, N.Y. – Police say a woman wearing a zombie costume and makeup was charged with drunken driving twice within three hours after attending an upstate New York bar's "zombie prom" party.
  • 'Drunk' snow-plough driver blamed for crash that killed Total oil boss claims he is being FRAMED

    10/21/2014 7:22:33 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 34 replies
    daily mail ^ | 10/21 | stewart and allen
    The snowplough driver blamed for the air crash which killed the chief executive of oil giant Total has denied being drunk at the wheel of his vehicle. Vladimir Martynenkov's lawyer insisted his client was not guilty of causing the air crash which killed Christophe de Margerie and three others and totally denied the 'groundless' accusation that Mr Martynenkov was drunk.
  • Snow plough driver in Total CEO plane crash was drunk -Russian investigators

    10/20/2014 11:39:57 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 17 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | Oct 21, 2019 | Reuters
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - The driver of a snow plough involved in a deadly plane crash that killed the chief executive of French oil major Total, Christophe de Margerie, in a Moscow airport late on Monday, was drunk, Russia's Investigative Committee said.
  • Mint Juleps with Teddy Roosevelt: The Complete History of Presidential Drinking

    10/19/2014 3:57:28 PM PDT · by skeptoid · 24 replies
    Amazon.com ^ | 10/19/2014 | Mark Will-Weber
    “Far too often, what passes for history is nothing more than rehashed, undocumented folklore and myth, and this is especially true with ‘cocktail history.’ Not so with this fine book, Mint Juleps with Teddy Roosevelt. It is well-researched and documented, while also immensely enjoyable to read.” —Philip Greene, vice president, co-founder, and legal counsel of the Museum of the American Cocktail and author of To Have and Have Another: A Hemingway Cocktail Companion “This charming and erudite book is full of surprises. I never dreamed that the presidents were such boozers! Pour yourself a toddy and ponder a vexing question:...
  • FAS (Fed Am Scientist) Report: Iraqi Precursor Chemicals Stored Separately for Weapon-side Mixing

    06/04/2003 6:47:53 AM PDT · by HatSteel · 69 replies · 1,549+ views
    FAS.org ^ | Federation of American Scientists
    FAS | Nuke | Guide | Iraq | CW |||| Index | Search | Join FAS Chemical Weapons Programs Iraq started research into the production of chemical weapons agents in the 1970s and started batch production of agents in the early 1980s. At that stage, production was heavily reliant on the import of precursor chemicals from foreign suppliers. In 1982, early in the Iran-Iraq War, the Iraqis used riot control agents to repel Iranian attacks. They progressed to the use of CW agents in mid-1983 with mustard, and in March 1984 with tabun (the first use ever of a nerve...
  • Fox News Anchor Eyes Return Following Rehab

    09/29/2014 12:54:27 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 24 replies
    TVWeek ^ | 09-29-2014
    An on-air regular at Fox News Channel is working his way back into the lineup. TVNewser reports that Gregg Jarrett, who has been off the air since he checked himself into alcohol rehab earlier this year, is attempting to make his return.
  • Castro Valley Winery to Government: Crush Grapes, Not Vintners

    09/21/2014 6:06:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 21, 2014 | Debra J. Saunders
    "You'll never meet anyone who says, 'I want to be a millionaire. I think I'll start a winery,'" owner Bill Smyth tells me from his small office over the tasting room of Westover Vineyards, nestled in Palomares Canyon. Smyth has worked in a number of fields. He made some money. He bought the vineyard property when he was young. His ex-wife bought him a kit to make wine, and his labor of love turned into a small business. Now, thanks to heavy-handed California regulators, he's selling off his ports and boutique wines and turning his winery back into a home....
  • The Truth We Won’t Admit: Drinking Is Healthy

    09/08/2014 8:50:36 AM PDT · by TangoLimaSierra · 87 replies
    http://www.psmag.com ^ | August 12, 2014 | Stanton Peele
    The U.S. public health establishment buries overwhelming evidence that abstinence is a cause of heart disease and early death. People deserve to know that alcohol gives most of us a higher life expectancy—even if consumed above recommended limits.
  • Court documents: Suspect in deadly Eastern Shore crash had BAC nearly four times legal limit

    Accomack County, Va. – The suspect in a deadly car crash on the Eastern Shore, Bonifilio Velazquez, has previously been found guilty of driving without a license in Accomack County three times, according to online court records. Court documents also provide more details about the night of the crash, which killed three people: Diann Jones, 55, Arnette Chandler, 58, and A’Janae Jones, 12. They had been attending a family reunion when their car was hit head-on in the Keller area on Rt. 13 Saturday, Aug. 30. Police say Velazquez, the driver of the car that hit them, had been drinking....
  • Ban on guns in places that sell alcohol struck down on Second Amendment grounds (Truncated Title)

    08/25/2014 7:08:51 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 5 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | August 25, 2014 | Eugene Volokh
    Baton Rouge Code of Ordinances § 13:95.3 provides, (a) It shall be unlawful for any person to have in his possession a firearm, or other instrumentality customarily used or intended for probable use as a dangerous weapon, in any premises where alcoholic beverages are sold and/or consumed on the premises except the owner or lessee of the premises, or their employees [or law enforcement officials]…. (b) … Any person who enters a place where alcoholic beverages are sold and/or consumed on the premises does, by the mere fact of entering, consent to a search of his person for any firearm...
  • Revealed: Northern Ireland is a nation of stay-at-home binge drinkers

    08/21/2014 1:35:25 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 21 replies
    belfasttelegraph ^ | 20 August 2014 | Adrian Rutherford
    A new Government report into Northern Ireland drinking habits has provided a fascinating snapshot, which is challenging the traditional views of problem alcohol consumption. The results show that more than half of people in Northern Ireland say they exceed the recommended daily alcohol limit – with one in six men admitting they do so at least three times a week. It found 71% of men and 58% of women admitted they drink more than they should, according to official guidelines.
  • Dear Mona, How Many People Have Never Drunk Alcohol?

    08/08/2014 4:47:33 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    FiveThirtyEight ^ | 8/8 | Mona Chalabi
    Dear Mona, I am 24 years old and have never drunk alcohol. What percent of people in my cohort do not drink? Tyler, 24, North Carolina Dear Tyler, Your probability of having experienced a hangover: zero. aAFXz7a There’s an abundance of statistics on binge drinking and the costs of alcohol consumption, but looking at the people behind the zeros is more challenging. To understand abstention trends, we can’t do much better than the National Survey on Drug Use and Health. Its latest data is based on 68,309 interviews conducted across the United States in 2012. The survey asked Americans whether...
  • White lightnin,' still lead to arrest

    08/04/2014 4:32:05 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | August 4, 2014 | Robert Nolin and Linda Trischitta,
    In response to a tip, agents with the Florida Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco arrested Marek Christopher Amann, 32, and charged him with, among other counts, possession of more than a gallon of illegal liquor and possession of a still. The counts are third-degree felonies, which carry a maximum penalty of five years in prison.
  • 300 Guests Brawl in Giant Wedding Fight

    07/30/2014 8:46:53 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 65 replies
    Newser ^ | July 30, 2014 | Matt Cantor
    "A huge fight erupted at a New Jersey wedding this weekend, with 300 guests involved in the tussle as police struggled to control the situation. The wedding-hall brawl, which, unsurprisingly, involved booze"
  • Dozens of ill Keith Urban fans treated at concert near Boston (ill = 'snockered')

    07/27/2014 5:18:18 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies
    Yahoo! Music ^ | 7/27/14 | Scott Malone - Reuters
    BOSTON (Reuters) - Forty-six music fans were treated for mostly alcohol-related medical problems at Australian country singer Keith Urban's concert outside Boston on Saturday night, local officials said. Fire and emergency medical personnel dealt with dozens of ill fans during the show at an outdoor arena in Mansfield, Massachusetts, about 25 miles (40 km) south of Boston, the town's police and fire departments said in a joint statement on Sunday. Some 22 people were transported to area hospitals, mostly for alcohol-related illness, and more than 50 people were taken into protective custody by police, who noted that the large number...
  • Cannabis really can trigger paranoia

    07/16/2014 4:44:01 AM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 83 replies
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | Wednesday 16 July 2014 | Daniel Freeman and Jason Freeman
    *The largest ever study of the effects of the main psychoactive component of cannabis suggests that it can cause paranoia in vulnerable individuals* To discover whether cannabis really does cause paranoia in vulnerable individuals, we carried out the largest ever study of the effects of THC (∆9-tetrahydrocannabinol, the drug’s principal psychoactive ingredient). We recruited 121 volunteers, all of whom had taken cannabis at least once before, and all of whom reported having experienced paranoid thoughts in the previous month (which is typical of half the population). None had been diagnosed with a mental illness. The volunteers were randomly chosen to...
  • Repeal Post and Hold Alcohol Rules

    07/07/2014 1:05:50 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 4 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 7/2/2014 | Michael LaFaive
    Thank you Commissioners. My name is Michael LaFaive and I am director of the Morey Fiscal Policy Initiative for the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. I am here today to exercise my right to request the partial rescission of two rules, R.436.1625 (1-4) and R.436.1726 (1-2). These are commonly referred to as "post and hold" rules. As you know, these rules mandate posting of price schedules for beer and wine and the holding of those prices for a length of time depending on the product. Research shows that these rules suffocate competition to the benefit of narrow special interests, such...
  • Egypt president raises cigarette, alcohol prices

    07/06/2014 7:15:56 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 6, 2014 9:45 AM EDT
    Egypt’s president has issued a decree raising the sales tax on cigarettes by up to 50 percent and on beer by 200 percent. […] President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, former military chief elected last month, vowed to take tough decisions to address the country’s battered economy. This weekend, el-Sissi also partially lifted subsidies on fuel, a politically sensitive issue that Egypt’s previous leaders had avoided. …
  • What Are the Best Looking Beer Cans in America?

    07/03/2014 10:50:02 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 59 replies
    ad week ^ | 7-3-2014 | David Griner
    The can comeback, led by brands like Ska Brewing, Oskar Blues and New Belgium, has opened up a 360-degree canvas for label designers typically restricted to the few stickers on a beer bottle. Thrillest has (with the help of CraftCans.com guru and Canned! author Russ Phillips) created a handy gallery of its picks for the "10 coolest-looking beer cans in America." And while I was glad to see a few of my personal favorites on the list (including my friends and neighbors at Good People Brewing in Birmingham, Alabama), I feel like they left off a few brews that are...
  • A Request For Lower Beer And Wine Prices

    07/01/2014 1:56:36 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 6 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 6/28/2014 | Tom Gantert
    Your beer and wine costs more than it should because Michigan has anti-competitive rules that benefit wholesalers instead of consumers. That's because of "post and hold" rules that mandate that alcohol wholesalers and manufacturers post price changes for beer and wine and then leave them in place for a specific amount of time, said Michael LaFaive, director or the Morey Fiscal Policy Initiative at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. Locking in prices allows companies to coordinate pricing with their so-called competition, he said. At the Michigan Liquor Control Commission's semi-annual public hearing on Thursday, the Mackinac Center submitted a...
  • 100 years ago today, the US Navy banned alcohol but had one last party

    07/01/2014 7:49:59 AM PDT · by Saint X · 10 replies
    USNI News ^ | July 1, 2014 | USNI News Staff
    As a flotilla of naval vessels from around the world participates in the Rim of the Pacific Exercise (RIMPAC) to sustain relationships in the maritime community, a century ago this week international navies converged for a remarkably different occasion—to drink the last of the U.S. Navy’s supply of alcohol. On July 1, 1914 the ships of the U.S. Navy officially became dry under General Order No. 99.