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  • Anheuser-Busch loses its 100% LGBTQ+ rating over its Bud Light debacle - as Ted Cruz announces probe into whether the paid partnership broke guidelines and advertised alcohol to the underage

    05/21/2023 5:51:15 PM PDT · by Libloather · 27 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/21/23 | Neirin Gray Desai
    The country's largest advocacy group for LGBTQ+ rights has suspended its equality and inclusion rating for Bud Light over its poor handling of the backlash that followed from a partnership with transgender influencer Dylan Mulvaney. Last week the Human Rights Campaign told the Bud Light parent company Anheuser-Busch that it had suspended its Corporate Equality Index score - a tool that rates companies' friendliness to LGBTQ employees. The suspension of Anheuser-Busch's CEI score means the company 'no longer has the right to use the 'Best Places to Work' distinction,' HRC's letter says. Before the suspension, Anheuser-Busch had a CEI score...
  • Boston weighs banning tiny bottles of alcohol

    04/06/2023 11:35:01 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 43 replies
    NY Post ^ | 04/06/2023 | Isabel Keane
    Buying “nips” in Boston may soon be nipped in the bud. The city of Boston is considering a possible ban on miniature liquor bottles, known to Bostonians as “nips” and to others across the country as “minis” or “shooters,” due to the amount of waste they add to the city. Boston City Councilor Ricardo Arroyo on Monday proposed banning city liquor stores from selling the mini bottles, which hold between 1.7 to 3.4 fluid ounces, in order to combat both alcohol abuse and mounting waste in city streets. “The fact that this handled even one of these two issues would...
  • I Drank My $100,000 Bottle of Whiskey and I Have No Regrets

    04/04/2023 2:02:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 54 replies
    Food and Wine ^ | Kat Kinsman
    Whiskey is for drinking, not hoarding.Regrets, I've had a few, not limited to consuming drugstore sushi, most of my high school class photos, and buying a small quantity of Ethereum (which I regret to inform you is cryptocurrency) in the spring of 2021. Not on the list: drinking every last drop of my bottle of LeNell's Red Hook Rye, which now lists for up to $100,000 on the open market. I would like to state for the record that I did not spend the equivalent of a Porsche 911 on this bottle of whiskey (maybe if I'd picked up that...
  • Florida man says he reeked of alcohol, but he wasn't drinking: Here's what was really happening

    04/01/2023 7:20:42 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 38 replies
    FOX 35 Orlando ^ | April 1, 2023 | FOX 35 News Staff
    A Florida man spent years wondering why colleagues and coworkers questioned his alcohol consumption. He said he hadn't been drinking — especially with him working as a teacher and basketball coach — but was called into the principal's office on and off for several years. Mark Mongiardo, 40, told TODAY he worked more than 12 hours a day and credited his exhaustion and behavior changes to that. "I thought that there was something wrong with me. I wasn’t exactly sure what," Mongiardo, 40, of Florida, told "I just thought I was tired all the time. My wife has on...
  • Drinking Alcohol Brings No Health Benefits, Study Finds

    04/01/2023 1:46:46 PM PDT · by PROCON · 93 replies ^ | March 31, 2023 | Dennis Thompson
    FRIDAY, March 31, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Dozens of studies have purportedly shown that a daily glass of wine or mug of beer could reduce your risk of heart disease and death.But these studies are flawed, a new evidence review asserts, and the potential health benefits of moderate alcohol use vanish when those flaws and biases are taken into account.At best, a drink or two each day has no effect good or ill on a person's health, while three or more drinks daily significantly increase the risk of an early death, researchers report."Low-level or moderate drinking is roughly defined between...
  • Why isn’t beer sold in plastic bottles like soda?

    03/11/2023 6:04:43 AM PST · by where's_the_Outrage? · 77 replies
    Nexstar Media Wire ^ | Feb 26, 2022 | Michael Bartiromo
    (NEXSTAR) – You can get it by the glass, the can, the growler or the keg. But for some reason, you can’t guzzle it from a plastic two-liter. Beer — at least in the United States — is rarely sold in plastic bottles. The most common mediums are glass bottles and aluminum cans, with the exception of the occasional “drinkable ornament” around the holidays. (We’re looking at you, Miller Lite.) Plastic bottles, meanwhile, are rarely ever seen in the beer aisle, despite being widely embraced by the juice and soft-drink industries. Why is that? Well, as it turns out, beer...
  • MPD: Man drinks 20 beers, drives into someone’s yard

    02/28/2023 10:32:13 AM PST · by packrat35 · 40 replies
    WREG ^ | 02/27/2023 | Lawrencia Grose
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A man is facing charges after Memphis Police found him passed out in a car with 36 beers. On Sunday, officers responded to a drunk call in the 3000 block of Claudette Street in Parkway Village. Once on the scene, homeowners told them that an unresponsive man had driven into their yard. According to reports, after several attempts, officers were able to make contact with the suspect, Domingo Ticum-Tebalan. They found a 12-pack of Modelo bottles and a 24-pack of Modelo cans in the car. Memphis Police said Domingo had an odor, his eyes were bloodshot and...
  • Lawmakers discuss proposal to lower the legal blood alcohol limit

    02/27/2023 4:23:17 PM PST · by matt04 · 34 replies
    Connecticut has an alcohol problem when it comes to driving. In 2020, 40-percent of all crashes involved drinking. Lawmakers are deciding whether to lower the legal blood alcohol limit. Only one other state, Utah, has done this. New York and a few others are considering it. The transportation committee heard strong testimony on why this will save lives. “To be frank, Connecticut has a drunk driving problem,” said Garrett Eucalitto, Connecticut Department of Transportation Commissioner. Eucalitto said what we are doing isn’t working. He supports legislation to lower the legal blood alcohol level from .08 to .05. That same message...
  • Fear and anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic associated with new alcohol use disorder diagnoses

    02/26/2023 6:57:35 PM PST · by DoodleBob · 5 replies
    News Medical Net ^ | February 13, 2023 | Dr. Chinta Sidharthan
    In a recent study published in JAMA Network Open, researchers explored the association between severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infections and new diagnoses of alcohol use disorder (AUD) in the two years since the onset of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Alcohol use disorder has serious health-related and social impacts on the lives of the individual and those around them. AUD patients are at increased risk of various disorders involving the liver, cardiovascular system, gut, pancreas, immune system, brain, and musculoskeletal system. Including factors such as medical care, loss of productivity, costs related to the criminal justice...
  • Pill for skin disease also curbs excessive drinking, new study shows (Apremilast)

    02/21/2023 9:22:04 PM PST · by ConservativeMind · 8 replies
    Researchers have identified a pill used to treat a common skin disease as an "incredibly promising" treatment for alcohol use disorder. On average, the people who received the medication, called apremilast, reduced their alcohol intake by more than half—from five drinks per day to two. "I've never seen anything like that before," said Angela Ozburn. Ozburn and collaborators searched a genetic database looking for compounds likely to counteract the expression of genes known to be linked to heavy alcohol use. Apremilast, an FDA-approved anti-inflammatory medication used to treat psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, appeared to be a promising candidate. The researchers...
  • After Canceling Booze, Canada Is Now Coming For Your Coffee

    02/17/2023 3:33:19 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 49 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 16, 2023 | Alex Mitchell
    After the country’s health officials released new guidance that having over two drinks a week can be a health detriment, now research from the University of Toronto says heavy coffee consumption is cause for concern as well. “These findings suggest that heavy coffee intake is associated with increases in the risk of kidney dysfunction among slow metabolizers of caffeine, who genetically comprise approximately half of the population,” an excerpt from the data read, adding that illnesses like hypertension could emerge. “We made a discovery back in 2006 with a case control study, where we showed that coffee increases the risk...
  • 'He would never do such a thing!' Trump posts photos of Ron DeSantis allegedly partying with high school girls as a teacher as he ramps up attacks on Republican rival

    02/07/2023 1:16:12 PM PST · by Callahan · 509 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/7/2023 | Geoff Earle
    * rump commented on 2021 story with pictures of DeSantis in his 20s *'Whistleblower' story claimed he was pictured with high school seniors *Trump commented on it, writing: 'That's not Ron, is it?' Former President Donald Trump, who ripped through the 2016 presidential field with attacks on his rivals, reposted images of a young Ron DeSantis allegedly partying with high school teens and adding his own mocking commentary. 'That's not Ron, is it? He would never do such a thing!' Trump wrote on his Truth Social platform. The post linked to a Truth Social Account that grabbed a digital image...
  • Trump escalates attacks on DeSantis with social media re-tweets posted by Democrats

    02/08/2023 5:07:19 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 83 replies
    HotAir ^ | February 8, 2023 | Karen Townsend
    You can’t teach an old dog new tricks. Donald Trump is starting his third run for president much as he did during the first run. He appears to be trashing any candidate that he sees as a potential threat to his nomination. Trump is the only Republican candidate who has announced his candidacy so far. Nikki Haley is expected to do so next week. In the meantime, Trump is focused on Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who hasn’t even said if he’ll run in the 2024 GOP presidential primary or not. Right now, DeSantis is busy being governor. He was re-elected...
  • Does Photo Show DeSantis 'Grooming High School Girls with Alcohol as a Teacher'?

    02/08/2023 4:40:41 PM PST · by conservative98 · 66 replies
    Snopes ^ | 2.8.23 | Jordan Liles
    As for the photograph, Salon reported that DeSantis addressed the subject after being asked a question. His answer did not specifically address the claim in the meme, but did respond generally. [cut] Hill Reporter Article The second post Trump re-shared linked out to an article from Hill Reporter, which is a website described by The New York Times as being "a blog put out by a Democratic super PAC." The story was published on Oct. 24, 2021. The headline of the Hill Reporter article read, "[Exclusive] [PIC] Ron DeSantis Accused of Attending Drinking Party With Students At High School Where...
  • Alcohol may soon be allowed in WA strip clubs; dancers are for it

    02/08/2023 5:05:17 PM PST · by MAGA2017 · 23 replies
    MyNorthWest ^ | 2/8/23 | BILL KACZARABA
    A new bill in the Washington state Senate would allow alcohol sales in strip clubs. Dancers at a hearing on the measure seem to be all for it. “The time for a change in this industry is long overdue,” Sharla, one of the dancers who testified, said. Right now, only non-alcoholic beverages are served. Alcohol sales would bring a new source of revenue to the clubs, something the entertainers are all for. "It would take away a tool that abusive clubs use to put pressure on dancers,” Emily said. “It would make Washington clubs on par with other states where...
  • Alcohol Flush Warns of Deadly Vascular Disease: Stanford Study

    01/26/2023 5:56:57 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 26, 2023 | Brooke Kato
    If you’ve knocked back a few and feel a warm flush creep up your face and ears, you’re not alone. While often thought of as annoying rather than dangerous, alcohol flush may be a sign of something more serious brewing beneath the surface, a new study suggests. Roughly 8% of the global population experiences the drunken sensation, mostly in East and Southeast Asian demographics, which has been previously dubbed “Asian glow.” But it’s more than just a nuisance on a night out — the flush is caused by an inherited, genetic hiccup. Those with the gene variant ALDH2*2 are deficient...
  • Middle-Aged White Suicide, Alcohol Abuse Linked to Loss of Religion

    01/23/2023 11:40:34 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01-23-2023 | BRECCAN F. THIES
    The rise in “deaths of despair” among middle-aged white Americans may be linked to the decline in religious practice, according to new research. Such an increase in deaths has also been highlighted by the opioid crisis, but new research argues skyrocketing suicide and deaths from alcohol abuse might be rooted in the loss of religion. The paper, circulated by the National Bureau of Economic Research, found that the increase of “deaths of despair” among middle-aged white Americans starting in the early 1990s was the aftermath of a declining religiosity in the United States by the same group.
  • Even a Little Alcohol Can Harm Your Health, New Research Shows

    01/21/2023 3:48:36 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 110 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | 22 Jan 2023
    new research shows Recent research makes it clear that any amount of drinking can be detrimental. Here’s why you may want to cut down on your consumption beyond dry January.Sorry to be a buzz-kill, but that nightly glass or two of wine is not improving your health. After decades of confusing and sometimes contradictory research (too much alcohol is bad for you but a little bit is good; some types of alcohol are better for you than others; just kidding, it’s all bad), the picture is becoming clearer: Even small amounts of alcohol can have health consequences. Research published in...

    01/17/2023 11:47:41 AM PST · by Red Badger · 30 replies
    National Day Calendar ^ | January 17, 2023 | Staff
    NATIONAL HOT BUTTERED RUM DAY On January 17th, National Hot Buttered Rum Day warms us up during mid-January. #HotButteredRumDay Depending on where you are on this January day, it may be warm, chilly, cold, or frigid. Enjoying a hot buttered rum drink would sure be a good way to warm up if you are in one of the latter three. A mixed drink containing rum, butter, hot water or cider, sweetener, and spices (typically cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves), hot buttered rum is especially favored during the fall and winter months and is sometimes associated with the holiday season. In the...
  • No charges, but no job after Florida deputy found with 9 mini whiskey bottles in cruiser

    01/09/2023 6:37:52 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    WBOY 12 News ^ | January 6, 2023 | Dylan Abad
    TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — A 32-year-old sheriff’s deputy in Florida was fired after he was found “slumped over” behind the wheel in an agency-issued cruiser last month “obviously drunk” with alcohol bottles littered throughout his vehicle. According to documents obtained by Nexstar’s WFLA, 32-year-old Christopher Greene, who had been with the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office since June 2019, was found unconscious inside his marked cruiser at a Hillsborough County intersection on the evening of Dec. 18. After stopping at a red light, he fell unconscious. “Deputy Greene remained stationary,” documents stated. Documents show a full light cycle passed before traffic...