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  • CC Sabathia: I have a drinking problem and need help

    10/05/2015 12:23:10 PM PDT · by oh8eleven · 33 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 5, 2015 | Justin Terranova
    Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia announced he is checking himself into an alcohol rehab center. The team released the shocking statement Monday, one day before the Yankees start their postseason against the Astros in the wild-card game.
  • Ham Sandwiches And Sausage Rolls May Be Banned From Office Kitchens For Being ‘Offensive’

    10/05/2015 10:10:17 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 101 replies
    Yahoo ^ | October 5, 2015 | Andy Wells
    Kitchens that are shared between office workers may soon be banned from storing pork products like sausage rolls over fears that they are “offensive”. New guidelines proposed by interfaith group CoExist House say that employers should consider worker’s religions before allowing ham sandwiches placed in the fridge alongside other products. The group also suggests that alcohol should not be served at corporate events in case it upsets members of certain faiths.
  • Drunk Driver Sentenced to Spend Victim’s Birthday in Jail

    09/30/2015 2:39:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    WWLP ^ | September 30, 2015 | Clare Kaley
    A Waupaca County woman who struck and killed an 18-year-old man will spend his birthday in jail, as well as the anniversary of the day she hit Dylan and every Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, for the next 10 years. A judge sentenced 40-year-old Heather Schmidt on Wednesday for the death of Dylan Thorne three years ago. Prosecutors say Schmidt’s blood-alcohol level measured twice the legal limit after she hit

    09/25/2015 6:14:53 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 43 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 9/25/15 | Daniel Greenfield
    Hygiene isn't Halal Immigration is all about diversity and cultural enrichment. And this Muslim eatery enriched the UK with a new strain of Ecoli that sent customers to the hospital because handwashing was Haram. A teenage girl almost died and more than 140 others were taken severely ill after contracting a E.coli in a filthy takeaway where staff did not wash their hands after going to the toilet. 142 customers who ate at the Khyber Pass in Hyson Green, Nottingham, suffered with nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea after the outbreak last June, and a 13-year-old girl was left so ill that...
  • New diversity for lager beers

    09/25/2015 1:49:00 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 26 replies ^ | September 25, 2015 | Provided by: American Society for Microbiology
    Unlike ales, lager beers differ little in flavor. But now, by creating new crosses among the relevant yeasts, Kevin Verstrepen, PhD, Stijn Mertens, and their collaborators have opened up new horizons of taste. The research is published in the September 25 Applied and Environmental Microbiology, a journal of the American Society for Microbiology. The relative uniformity of flavor among lagers turned out to result in significant part from a lack of genetic diversity among the yeasts. Genetic studies showed that lager yeasts had resulted from just two crosses between the parent yeasts, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, and S. eubayanus. The problem was...
  • New York City Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Attempted Murder in Drunken Shooting

    09/23/2015 8:52:13 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 14 replies
    NYT ^ | 9-22-15 | Al Baker
    A New York City police officer pleaded guilty to attempted murder on Tuesday for firing a barrage of bullets at a car in Westchester County last year, an unprompted, drunken attack that seriously injured a 47-year-old passenger. Under a plea deal, the officer, Brendan Cronin, 28, will be sentenced to nine years in state prison in December, a spokesman for the Westchester district attorney, Janet DiFiore, said. The plea occurred in State Supreme Court in White Plains, the spokesman said. The shooting, shortly before midnight on April 29, 2014, came amid a series of alcohol-fueled episodes involving off-duty police officers,...
  • Muslim Migrants Demand End to Oktoberfest [semi-satire]

    09/22/2015 4:49:18 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 19 Sep 2015 | John Semmens
    Muslim immigrants living in Germany are petitioning the government for a ban on the annual Oktoberfest. The 16-day festival held in Bavaria is viewed as anti-Muslim since one of its main activities is drinking beer. “We’re not against the Christians drinking alcohol in private,” petitioner Iham Faakhir. “But these public displays are an insult to our faith.” Faakhir portrayed his petition as “an act of restraint. For now we are abiding by the western political practice of peacefully asserting our demand. But the kafirs should not try our patience. Sharia law gives us the right to impose morality by force...
  • Who Is Lori Ann Fiorina? Carly’s Stepdaughter Died Of Drug Overdose, Battled Addiction, Like Million

    09/19/2015 8:12:31 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 124 replies
    International Business Times ^ | September 17, 2015 9:24 AM EDT | Elizabeth Whitman
    The loss of her stepdaughter, Lori Ann Fiorina, to addiction in 2009. It may be unusual for a public figure to share such personal tragedies so openly, but death by drug overdose is not uncommon in the United States. “We need to tell young people the truth. Drug addiction is an epidemic, and it is taking too many of our young people,” Fiorina said during the debate. “My husband Frank and I buried a child to drug addiction.” Wednesday’s debate was not the first time Fiorina brought up the death of her stepdaughter, whom she had known since Lori was...
  • Woman Left “Close to Death,” Forced to Have Stomach Removed After Drinking Shot (Liquid Nitrogen)

    09/18/2015 6:30:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    KFOR ^ | SEPTEMBER 18, 2015 | K. QUERRY
    A wine bar and bistro is being fined over 100,000 pounds for causing a woman severe injuries. According to the BBC, Gaby Scanlon was celebrating her 18th birthday at Oscar’s Wine Bar & Bistro in 2012. During the celebration, a bartender gave Scanlon a Nitro-Jagermeister, which contains liquid nitrogen. “I turned to the man and asked if it was okay to drink. He said, ‘Yes,” Scanlon testified in court. “Smoke was coming from my nose and mouth. Straight away, I knew something was not right. My stomach expanded.” She was immediately rushed to the hospital, where doctors say she was...
  • Too much iron in food?

    09/16/2015 8:49:27 AM PDT · by LouAvul · 26 replies
    I recently went on a low cholesterol and low sugar diet. Carbs were ok but I wanted to lose weight and tone muscle. It was short term (6 to 8 months?) but I started eating egg whites. Couple dozen a week. Whole wheat bread. Couple loaves a week. Tuna. Up to 2 cans a day. And my snack was a large bowl of cheerios or corn flakes. I had some blood work done for my new PCP and they discovered my iron level is/was 3 times normal. Now I discover the foods I was eating are rich in iron, with...
  • Man Allegedly Armed With Pipe Shot Dead by Ontario (CA) Police

    09/05/2015 7:52:03 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 35 replies ^ | 9/5/15 | Willian Avila
    Police fatally shot a man allegedly armed with a metal pipe after responding to a domestic violence call in Ontario on Saturday, officials said. Officers were called just before 4 p.m. to the 400 block of Philadelphia Street, according to the Ontario Police Department. When they arrived, the man allegedly charged at them. The man died from his wounds. The shooting was under investigation.
  • Muslim Civil Liberties Group Claims Airline Violated Flight Attendant’s Constitutional Rights

    09/05/2015 2:28:23 PM PDT · by Da Bilge Troll · 28 replies
    CBS Detroit ^ | September 1, 2015 | Unattributed
    FARMINGTON HILLS (WWJ) – A Muslim flight attendant has filed a complaint with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEO) claiming she was suspended from her job for not serving alcohol — which is against her religious beliefs. Lena Masri, an attorney for the Council of American Islamic Relations Michigan (CAIR), says Charee Stanley followed management’s directions, working out an arrangement with her coworkers to accommodate passenger requests for alcohol. However, Masri said, ExpressJet Airlines put Stanley on administrative leave after another attendant filed “an Islamophobic complaint” that referenced Stanley’s head scarf. “We notified ExpressJet Airlines of its obligation under...
  • Muslima Stewardess Refuses to Serve Alcohol, Hamas-CAIR Claims Airline Violated Her...

    09/01/2015 5:22:31 PM PDT · by markomalley · 59 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 9/1/15 | Pamela Geller
    Another Muslim workplace lawsuit from CAIR in order to impose Islam on the workplace. This is what they do.A Muslim flight attendant has filed a complaint with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), claiming she was suspended from her job for not serving alcohol. Why would a devout Muslim want to be a flight attendant when half your job is serving alcohol?This is just like the devout Muslim who sued soft porn retailer Abercrombie and Fitch because she wanted to wear the hijab.The EEOC is suing Star Transport for rightfully terminating two Muslims who refused to do their job....
  • Donald Trump Opens Up About His Brother's Alcoholism

    08/28/2015 4:06:44 PM PDT · by JediJones · 28 replies ^ | 2/10/2011 |
    The tycoon-turned-reality TV star watched his older sibling struggle for years with a alcohol problem, which eventually claimed his life. And the 64 year old admits he has never been tempted to sip even a drop of alcohol, after his brother repeatedly warned him to stay away from the bottle. He tells Piers Morgan, "I've never had drugs. I've never had a cigarette and I don't drink coffee. I have other problems, I guess! "I had an older brother named Fred...he started drinking. It got worse and worse. He also smoked a lot. "He was about 10 years older and...
  • Wine train apologizes to black women’s book club after allegations of racism

    08/26/2015 6:17:11 PM PDT · by matt04 · 21 replies
    Members of the book group, sporting matching gray T-shirts and broad grins, boarded the Napa Valley Wine Train in high spirits Saturday. “The train is leaving the station! Choo choo!” member Lisa Johnson posted on her Facebook page, captioning a picture of five glasses of burgundy liquid clinking together. But not long into the trip train staff began asking them to quiet down. Before the journey was half over, they were escorted off the train, where police officers were waiting for them, according to the Associated Press. “We didn’t do anything wrong and we still feel this is about race....
  • Napa wine tour accused of racism after kicking out a group of black women for 'laughing too

    08/25/2015 6:25:49 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 81 replies ^ | August 24, 2015 | Chris Spargo
    A group of black women from a book club were kicked off a wine tour in Napa at the weekend - sparking accusations of racism on the company's part. One of the women, Lisa Johnson, said it was 'humiliating' when she and her friends were escorted off the Napa Valley Wine Train by a police officer. The company said the women had been spoken to several times by the train manager after complaints from other customers that they were laughing and talking too loudly. But one passenger who witnessed the incident later claimed that it was clearly racially motivated. The...
  • Eleven Black Women Were Kicked Off a Train for Laughing Too Loud

    08/25/2015 7:35:06 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 93 replies
    Vice ^ | 8-25-2015 | Scott Pierce
    Getting wine-drunk on a train in Napa Valley sounds pretty good if you're the guys from Sideways or the parents in Bob's Burgers, but it's apparently a lot less fun if you're a black woman with a loud laugh. A group of 11 women, members of the Sistahs on the Edge book club, were kicked off the Napa Valley Wine Train last Saturday for allegedly being too loud and disturbing other passengers—but the women say it was because of their race. One of the book club's members, Lisa Johnson, chronicled the event on Facebook, igniting an outcry across social media...
  • Book Club: Racism Got Us Kicked Off Wine Train

    08/24/2015 2:27:50 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 40 replies
    Newser ^ | 8/24/15 | Jenn Gidman
    Members of a book club out for a ride through California wine country say they endured a "humiliating" experience Saturday when they were kicked off the Napa Valley Wine Train, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. The women from the Sistahs on the Reading Edge club—10 of them black, one white, per the Napa Valley Register—say they were racially targeted for laughing and talking too loud. "It was humiliating," Lisa Johnson tells the Chronicle. "I'm really offended. ... I felt like it was a racist attack on us." Johnson, who posted photos on Facebook, says members of her group, all seated...
  • Harry Connick Jr.'s Daughter Charged With Providing Alcohol to Minors at New Canaan House Party

    08/19/2015 9:45:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    NBC New York ^ | 08/19/2015 | Jessie Sawyer
    Musician/actor and American Idol judge, Harry Connick Jr.'s daughter is accused of providing alcohol to underage guests at a party she hosted this past weekend at her family's New Canaan home while her parents were away, according to New Canaan police. Georgia Connick, 19, faces charges of permitting minors to possess alcohol and procuring alcohol for minors, according to New Canaan police. Someone called police just after 1 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 15 to report underage drinking was going on at a party at the Connick family's West Road house in New Canaan. When police arrived, they discovered a lot...
  • A Toast to Fitness: Hiking Plus Wine Hits the Spot

    08/15/2015 3:07:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    Sioux City Journal ^ | Mary Orlin | August 14, 2015
    On a warm, sunny Sunday morning, a hiking group gathers in the parking lot of Saratoga, Calif.’s, Sanborn County Park. Folks are decked out in hats, backpacks and hiking boots. Some carry poles, others water bottles in preparation for an 11-mile hike through the redwoods. But whether they’re seasoned hikers or newcomers to the Great Hikes Plus One club, they’re all here for two reasons: They want to socialize while doing something active outdoors. Then afterward, there’s a picnic at a Santa Cruz Mountains winery nearby. It’s a powerful incentive. The Bay Area is a haven for hikers. Google “Bay...
  • Sonoma County locals with bars in their backyard (BREAKING)

    08/14/2015 12:29:58 PM PDT · by rey · 30 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 14 Aug 2015 | MEG MCCONAHEY
    Greg and Jen Espinoza fly to Hawaii as often as they can. Their idea of the perfect vacation is sipping mai tais on a tropical island. But when they can’t get away they do the next best thing — they sail off to Pink Pearl’s Lagoon, right in their own backyard. Pearl’s is their personal tiki bar, a hangout for friends, family and neighbors, just beyond their sliding glass doors. Greg built it himself out of bamboo he picked up cheap years ago at the old Yardbirds’ going-out-of-business sale. Over the years they’ve added personal touches, like a Bourbon Street...
  • Seattle teacher who drank alcohol on field trip fired

    08/11/2015 12:49:02 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 33 replies ^ | 8/7/15 | KOMO News staff
    UPDATE: Carol Burton, the popular Garfield High School choir teacher who admitted to drinking alcohol on a school field trip, has been fired, according to Seattle Public Schools. In a Friday night news release, the district said it had found "that probable cause existed to terminate" Burton's employment. SEATTLE - A popular Seattle choir teacher - who admits to drinking during a school trip - believes that she's going to be fired. "I had 2˝ alcoholic beverages on this trip and they are, without a doubt, the most expensive drinks I've ever had in my life. They are costing my...
  • Vegemite (Australian Marmite) Could Be Banned Because People Are Using it to Make Moonshine

    08/09/2015 6:15:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 76 replies
    Metro UK ^ | Sunday 9 Aug 2015 | Carri-Ann Taylor
    The days of Vegemite, the Australian equivalent to Marmite, could be numbered down-under because people are using it to make moonshine. Just like its British counter-part the love-it-or-hate-it sticky spread is somewhat of a cultural favourite. But Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion, said its sale should be restricted in remote communities where alcohol is banned. He went as far as describing the spread as a ‘precursor to misery’, claiming kids were too hung over to go to school and blaming it for a spike in domestic violence cases. Mr Scullion says in communities where alcohol is banned because of addiction...
  • Rick Santorum's son charged with DWI (tr)

    08/06/2015 9:48:13 AM PDT · by dware · 45 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 08.06.2015 | Wills Robinson
    Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum's son was charged with DWI after getting behind the wheel almost twice the legal limit. Richard John Santorum, Jr, known as John, was stopped at a DUI checkpoint in suburban Virginia at about midnight on July 11. The 22-year-old cadet at the Citadel, the esteemed Military College of South Carolina, had 'glassy eyes', 'slurred speech' and 'showed specific signs of impairment', according to a police report seen by CNN Read more: Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • China investigating liquor suppliers for Viagra in alcohol

    08/03/2015 1:42:35 PM PDT · by Bob · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 03, 2015 | Reuters
    BEIJING – Chinese police are investigating if two distillers in the southwestern region of Guangxi added impotence treatment drug Viagra to their liquor in the latest food-safety scare in China. The Liuzhou Food and Drug Administration said that it found the Guikun Alcohol Plant and the Deshun Alcohol Plant in Guangxi's Liuzhou city were putting Sildenafil, more commonly known as Viagra, into three of their baijiu products. Baijiu is a fiery grain liquor that commands high prices in China.
  • 2 Teen Girls Die From Apparent Overdoses at Hard Summer Music Festival in Pomona

    08/02/2015 10:35:30 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 30 replies
    ktla ^ | Ashley Soley-Cerro,
    The sold-out two-day festival continued Sunday at the Fairplex, located at 1101 West McKinley Ave. (map). The teens’ deaths were not the first for the Hard festival. Another 19-year-old woman died from a suspected overdose at the same festival in 2014 when it was held in South El Monte. That same year, 24-year-old Kimchi Truong of Oakland died from an apparent drug or alcohol overdose at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.
  • Suntory Plans Space-Aged Whisky

    07/31/2015 10:43:17 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 15 replies
    WSJ ^ | Jul 31, 2015 | By Jun Hongo
    Not content with having the best whisky in the world, Suntory Holdings Ltd. plans to take its whisky out of this world and into space. The Japanese brewing and distilling company said this week it would send a total of six samples of its whiskies and other alcoholic beverages to the International Space Station, where they will be kept for at least a year to study the effect zero gravity has on aging. According to a spokesman at the company, the samples, which will be carried in glass flasks, will include both a 21-year-old single malt and a beverage that...
  • New York Dem Rep Proposes Bill Requiring Automakers To Install Breathalyzers In Cars

    07/23/2015 6:01:06 PM PDT · by markomalley · 41 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/23/15 | Kerry Picket
    New York Democratic Rep. Kathleen Rice announced recently she will drop legislation mandating American automakers to install ignition interlock technology in all new cars that detects a driver’s blood alcohol content (BAC) and block the engine from starting if the driver’s BAC is above the legal limit.“Advancing the progress we’ve made combating drunk driving demands bold action,” Rice said in a press release.“It demands that we take a stand and say we refuse to keep letting drunk drivers take 10,000 lives each year. We refuse to keep seeing families torn apart when we know we can do more to prevent...

    07/14/2015 4:12:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    Phoenix New Times ^ | TUESDAY, JULY 14, 2015 | ZACH FOWLE
    A few years ago, I helped open a World of Beer location in the Chicago suburb of Evanston. On opening night, we had 49 taps flowing mostly local brews: Revolution, Goose Island, Three Floyd’s. But one local draft, belonging to a mysterious little brewery called Small Town, was getting much more attention than the others. Its popularity surprised us, because A) no one had ever heard of Small Town Brewery, and B) the beer wasn’t beer at all, but root beer. A kick-your-ass 19.5 percent ABV root beer. Though we served the boozy brew in 10-ounce snifters — the standard...
  • Ex-Disney performer placed firework on head upside down before he died, authorities say

    07/07/2015 12:56:25 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 96 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | July 6 2015 | By Steven Lemongello
    Staples and his friends had been drinking and setting off fireworks Saturday night in a friend's backyard in rural Calais, Maine, when Staples died instantly of a fatal head injury, said Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland. On Monday officials released new information about the incident. "He placed the firework in the (mortar) tube upside down," McCausland said. "And rather than being projected upwards, it projected into his skull."
  • Fourth of July reveller is killed during attempt to launch a firework off his HEAD

    07/05/2015 9:06:48 AM PDT · by BunnySlippers · 54 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 07/05/15
    Devon Staples, 22, died on Saturday night after he tried to launch a firework from his head in the backyard of a friends home Police say Staples placed a fireworks mortar tube on his head and set it off, injuring his head and killing him instantly Staples and his friends had been drinking prior to the accident
  • Why Your Keurig Is Your New Favorite Bartender

    07/04/2015 9:02:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 4, 2015 | Jackie Cooperman
    Is your kitchen crammed with tools and appliances you rarely put to use? Give them a new job: cocktails! Sure, your French press was meant for making coffee — not sangria — but it’s actually perfect for whipping up the latter. Here’s a recipe for doing just that — and three more hacks for using common appliances to put fresh twists on summer sippers. Sure, it’s meant for making fruit and veggie smoothies, but the NutriBullet is also a great summer drinks tool, says Yusef Austin, “cocktail architect” for BR Guest Hospitality, which includes Dos Caminos.
  • America’s Drunkest States

    07/02/2015 1:17:06 PM PDT · by detective · 53 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 06.29.15 | James Joiner
    New study shows where we drink the most, and who’s doing it. A new study has been released that tells us a lot about our nation’s drinking habits. Which states drink a lot? Which house the most teetotalers? Where do you fall? See below:
  • This One Eye Color Is aAsociated with Higher Rates of Alcohol Dependence

    07/02/2015 5:51:21 AM PDT · by Oratam · 54 replies ^ | July 2, 2015 | Svati Kirsten Narula
    Geneticists at the University of Vermont have revealed links between eye color and alcohol dependency, suggesting it occurs more frequently among people with blue eyes and less frequently among those with dark brown eyes. The study, which offers another piece of evidence that alcohol dependency has a genetic component, involved a sample of 1,263 individual genetic profiles. They were pulled from a database that only contains genetic profiles of people diagnosed with at least one psychiatric illness, which includes an addiction to, or dependence on, drugs or alcohol. For this study, the geneticists filtered the database for patients with alcohol...
  • Reportedly Mimicking Stunt, Man Dies After Putting Firework to Head

    06/29/2015 3:45:05 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 26 replies ^ | June 29, 2015 | Beth Dalbey
    The “horrific” accident is a tragic reminder of the consequences of mixing alcohol and fireworks, police said. A 47-year-old Oakland County man reportedly imitating a stunt he’d seen on a YouTube video is dead after the large mortar firework he held to his head exploded, police said.The “horrific event,” which occurred about 9:14 p.m. Sunday at a pre-Fourth of July party in the 1500 block of Quinif Drive, “is a reminder that alcohol and fireworks don’t mix,” Walled Lake Police Chief Paul Shakinas told The Oakland Press.The man, identified as Scott Jeffers, thought the firecracker was unlit when he held...
  • Don’t chase bears with dull hatchets if you’re drunk

    06/29/2015 5:41:52 AM PDT · by wbill · 23 replies
    Bangor Daily News ^ | May 14, 2015 | John Holyoke
    In more than 20 years of writing for this newspaper, I’ve learned plenty. For instance, I now know that Election Day is a newsroom holiday, and the company will feed you scrumptious snacks, even if you write outdoors stories that have nothing to do with politics. Also, I’ve learned that coffee exists as its own food group …. and that after waiting for six hours for a single callback from a source, that source will finally phone you while you’re in the men’s room. And today, I’ve learned this: Don’t chase bears. Especially with a dull hatchet. Super-duper especially if...
  • Study: Here's how stoned, drunk drivers differ

    06/24/2015 2:04:20 PM PDT · by dware · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | 06.24.2015 | Elizabeth Armstrong Moore
    When it comes to smoking marijuana and driving, many variables affect impairment—the potency of the drug, the tolerance of the toker, when the drug was taken, how the drug was taken—making guidelines difficult to implement. But with some states decriminalizing the possession of weed, the feds are investigating a pot version of the .08 breath alcohol concentration set as the legal driving limit in most of the country.
  • Study: Global Alcohol Abuse Down 7% Since 1990, But Up 5.5% in US

    06/22/2015 6:16:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | June 22, 2015 | 2:35 PM EDT | Rudy Takala
    A new study funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation found that while alcohol abuse decreased 7.6 percent globally since 1990, it increased 5.5 percent in the United States during that same time period. The research, published in The Lancet on June 8, found that 76.8 million people in the world were diagnosed with Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) in 2013—a figure greater than the population of more than 200 countries, including the United Kingdom. Of those, 5.1 million individuals—or a little under 10 percent—were in the United States. In addition to the 5.5 percent increase in alcohol abuse, the...
  • Mumbai liquor poisoning death toll rises to 90, Indian police say

    06/20/2015 3:43:04 PM PDT · by windcliff · 16 replies
    ABCNews ^ | 6-20-2015 | unknown
    The death toll from India's latest incident of mass alcohol poisoning following the consumption of toxic homemade liquor has risen to 90, Mumbai police say. Dhananjay Kulkarni, deputy police commissioner in the western Indian city, said it was possible the number of dead from drinking the illicit moonshine could reach three figures. "Ninety people have now died," he said. "More than 40 are being treated in hospital and the death toll may reach 100." Victims first started to fall ill on Wednesday morning after consuming the illegal booze and new patients were still being admitted to hospital on Saturday, Mr...
  • Mom charged with driving drunk in crash that killed 3-year-old son

    06/15/2015 4:23:40 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 19 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | JUNE 14, 2015 | CLEVE R. WOOTSON JR
    A 26-year-old mother faces several charges, including driving while impaired, in a Sunday morning crash that killed her 3-year-old son, according to police. Chantee Tranise Boyd was in Mecklenburg jail under $405,000 bail after the crash on Billy Graham Parkway near Charlotte Douglas International Airport just after midnight Sunday. She was charged with felony death by vehicle, two counts of felony child abuse, reckless driving and DWI. Boyd’s two sons were in her Honda as she drove south along Billy Graham Parkway. About 12:20 a.m., she drove off the left side of the road and into the median before striking...
  • Police Officer Shoots, Kills Drunk Man Attacking Him with Flag Pole (VIDEO)

    06/15/2015 9:36:31 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 37 replies ^ | 6-15-2015 | Gateway Guest Blogger
    A Kenucky polie officer shot a drunk man dead after the man attacked the officer with a flagpole.A Kentucky police officer shot and killed a man who attacked him with a flagpole. The local police chief said his officer was justified in using deadly force against the attacker.NBC News reported: A police officer who killed a flagpole-wielding man in Louisville, Kentucky, appeared justified in using deadly force, Louisville Metro Police Chief Steve Conrad said Sunday.“The officer believed his life was being threatened,” Conrad said at a news conference, adding that the shooting — which was captured in dramatic surveillance video...
  • Transgender woman says bar refused to serve her

    06/08/2015 12:28:04 PM PDT · by redreno · 52 replies ^ | June 8, 2015 - 11:20amUpdated June 8, 2015 - 11:38am | By ERIKA FLORES
    A transgender woman said Tempe Tavern in Tempe, Ariz., refused to serve her Saturday. The woman said she walked into the bar to get a soda and instead was kicked out. “All I wanted to do was see a horse race and have a drink,” Briana Sandy said. But Sandy said she didn’t expect what happened. “‘I can’t serve you any drinks,’ and I go, ‘What? What’s the problem?’ And she goes, ‘We don’t serve your kind,’ and I’m like, I didn’t just hear that. And then all of a sudden, this guy, who was I guess the bouncer, walked...
  • A game of beer pong led to a fatal shooting in Texas, a witness says

    06/04/2015 10:04:08 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 28 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 6-4-15 | Aliza Chasan
    A game of beer pong taken too seriously ended with the death of a 19-year-old college student in Texas, a news site reported. Ronald McNeil, 39, is currently being held in Brazos County Jail on charges of murder, deadly conduct for discharge of a firearm and two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. McNeil crashed the graduation party of Texas A&M student Landon Duke along with some friends, Duke told The Eagle in College Station. One of McNeil’s friends got in an argument with one of Duke’s friends over beer pong rules around 1 a.m. on May 3...
  • Teen Dies After Beer Pong Argument Leads To Shooting

    06/07/2015 12:29:54 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    San Antonio Current ^ | Thu, Jun 4, 2015 | Michael Marks
    Lacie LaRose was shot and killed after a fight over a beer pong game last month. An argument over a game of beer pong at a graduation party in College Station ended in the shooting death of a 19-year-old Blinn college student. The Bryan-College Station Eagle reported that Lacie LaRose was shot by Ronald Wayne McNeil, a 39-year-old neighbor of party’s host on May 2. McNeil showed up to the party uninvited and watched the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao boxing match with other guests. Most of the guests left after the fight was over, by a few dozen adjourned to the...
  • Restaurateur Stumbles on Hitler's Cognac Stash

    06/04/2015 9:03:28 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 63 replies
    The Local ^ | 04 Jun 2015
    As the German army was in retreat at the end of 1944 and the country starved, Hitler stashed away his precious liquor, where it lay hidden for 76 years - until now. When restauranteur Silvio Stelzer bought a villa on the grounds of the splendid Wasserschloss Moritzburg estate in Saxony, the old seat of the royal family of Saxony, he knew he was moving into a place rich with history. What he probably didn’t expect was to find quite such a wealth of historical treasure when renovating his grounds. But Bild reported on Thursday that the well-known chef, who has...
  • 24-Hour Transportation Service For Drunk CA Senators Paid For By Taxpayers

    05/30/2015 10:25:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | May 30, 2015
    California senators too drunk to drive can turn to a 24-hour ride service funded by taxpayers, a local newspaper reports. State records show that the California Senate hired in February two part-time employees whose duties include “ground transportation for Senate members.” The employees are paid $2,532 per month, the Sacramento Bee reported. The service comes after high-profile arrests of lawmakers on suspicion of drunken driving. Four lawmakers in the last five years have been accused of drunk driving, including three on streets around the Capitol.
  • 5 Interesting Facts About Ted Cruz's Christian Faith

    05/20/2015 7:48:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/20/2015 | Sami K. Martin
    Presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, announced his presidential bid at Liberty University, a well-known conservative, Christian college founded by Jerry Falwell. It's a testament to his faith and Southern Baptist roots that have kept him grounded throughout his life. But here are five facts you may not know about Cruz's personal faith. 1. While Cruz says that government should protect the religious rights of people, leaders should avoid using their faith for political gain. In a 2013 interview, he explained that faith is "a personal relationship with Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. Life, liberty, and property, the...
  • The High-End Magic Behind the Best Vodka I’ve Ever Had

    05/15/2015 5:08:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 70 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | 5/15/15 | Brent Rose
    <p>I do not like vodka. Let me start there. In fact I’ve previously written that a vodka soda is the world’s most dangerous drink because you will fall asleep and choke while drinking it’s so fucking boring. So, when I walked into the Woody Creek vodka distillery near Aspen, Colorado, it was not without a great deal of skepticism.</p>
  • Yough mom charged with having sex with son's teen friend after high school football game

    05/14/2015 2:01:23 PM PDT · by Rodamala · 68 replies ^ | May 13, 2015 | Ashlie Hardway
    SOUTH HUNTINGDON TOWNSHIP, Pa. —A Westmoreland County woman is suspected of having sex with a 15-year-old boy at an underage drinking party at her home after a Yough High School football game and telling him to keep their encounter between them, according to a criminal complaint.Sherry Lee waived her right to a preliminary hearing Wednesday and was ordered by District Judge Charles Moore to stand trial at a later date. She declined to comment, but her attorney said Lee is denying that anything happened with the teenage boy.Lee picked up the boy and two of his friends after the Cougars...
  • China Forces Muslims to Sell Alcohol to ‘Weaken Islam’

    05/05/2015 10:56:39 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    INN ^ | 5/5/2015, 4:29 PM | Ari Yashar
    China has employed an unusual method in trying to crack down on Muslim violence and attacks by Uyghurs in the western Xinjiang region—in a new notice, it has ordered Muslim merchants to sell alcohol prominently to “weaken” Islam, which forbids the consumption of alcohol. In the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region separatist Sunni Muslim Uyghur factions have conducted numerous attacks, including those with guns and explosives. China has cracked down in response and is trying to have them blacklisted as terrorists, although much of the international community has denounced the Chinese actions accusing the state of repression. In its latest move,...