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OcSober Challenge: Can You Go a Month Without Alcohol?
ENCA ^ | Sunday 6 October 2013

Posted on 10/08/2013 10:15:12 AM PDT by nickcarraway

South Africans are being asked to quit drinking for the month of October as part of a campaign to raise awareness about alcohol abuse.

The idea behind the OcSober campaign is simple - stay sober in October.

Instead of drinking away their cash, participants are encouraged to donate it to a charity of your choice.

Organisers hope that the initiative will help to reduce the number of alcohol-related fatalities on roads.

Charity organisations have given the campaign the thumbs up.

“It’s new for us, but I think if you talk about a campaign like this and you can really market it properly, I can really say that it can have a positive impact to spread the message of responsible alcohol use,” David Fourie of SANCA said.

Organisers say embracing that by embracing the OcSober concept, participants can ensure they will not themselves become statistics of alcohol-related incidents.


TOPICS: Food; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: alcohol; islam; ocsober; sharialaw; socialistutopia; southafrica
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1 posted on 10/08/2013 10:15:12 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

3 Years Feb for me :)


2 posted on 10/08/2013 10:15:56 AM PDT by corlorde (forWARD of the state)
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To: nickcarraway

Be 13 years on Nov 22! Whoo-hoo!

One Day At A Time, Bay-bee!


3 posted on 10/08/2013 10:16:21 AM PDT by Fido969
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To: nickcarraway

I quit drinking every day!!!


4 posted on 10/08/2013 10:16:42 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: corlorde

You Da man!


5 posted on 10/08/2013 10:16:54 AM PDT by Fido969
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To: nickcarraway

My dad was drunk a lot.

I have never been interested in alcohol.


6 posted on 10/08/2013 10:18:29 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: fwdude

Sometimes we just have to sleep.


7 posted on 10/08/2013 10:19:05 AM PDT by BipolarBob
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To: nickcarraway

Beer don’t kount


8 posted on 10/08/2013 10:19:17 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Fido969
I had a 1 beer in the last 30 years and had a home brewed root beer a couple years ago. My liver and kidneys have not completely recovered. My ATV is in serious condition form gasohol. It dissolved the carburetor like it does in kidneys and liver.
9 posted on 10/08/2013 10:21:06 AM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: nickcarraway

Not with this administration.


10 posted on 10/08/2013 10:22:01 AM PDT by Labyrinthos
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To: nickcarraway

Nope. I need booze to forget I’m momentarily living in a nightmarish commie regime.


11 posted on 10/08/2013 10:22:35 AM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: fwdude

Quitting drinking is easy. I’ve done it hundreds of times.

;^)


12 posted on 10/08/2013 10:23:01 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: nickcarraway

37 years next month for me.

‘Course, today ain’t over yet :)


13 posted on 10/08/2013 10:23:12 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: nickcarraway

Can Leftists give up latte’s for a month?

Can teen girls give up nude selfies for a month?

Can reporters give up lying to my face for a month?

Until then, me and Captain Morgan will watch the sun set over the Gulf, thank you very much.


14 posted on 10/08/2013 10:24:07 AM PDT by Old Sarge (And Good Evening, Agent Smith, wherever you are...)
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To: nickcarraway

I often do go a month without booze, but when I want a drink, screw anyone that says I shouldn’t.

We have life too easy. If people had to work hard just to feed themselves they wouldn’t have time to be busybodies and get into other people’s business.


15 posted on 10/08/2013 10:24:22 AM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: corlorde

About 1200 months for me so far.


16 posted on 10/08/2013 10:24:31 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: nickcarraway

Articles like this drive me crazy. Drinking alcohol does not equal drunk.


17 posted on 10/08/2013 10:25:00 AM PDT by Codeflier (Bush, Clinton, Bush, Obama - 4 democrat presidents in a row and counting...)
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To: nickcarraway

I’ve only in my life had a small taste of beer and whiskey. My reaction was to both: Pour that stuff back in the horse.

I can probably go another 70+ yrs without it—LOL!


18 posted on 10/08/2013 10:26:20 AM PDT by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: max americana
Booze is not strong enough. I need some of this stuff:


19 posted on 10/08/2013 10:27:11 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: nickcarraway

26+ years for me! Praise God!


20 posted on 10/08/2013 10:27:13 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: nickcarraway

21 posted on 10/08/2013 10:27:47 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: Fido969

Congrats. I celebrated 21 last June.


22 posted on 10/08/2013 10:28:25 AM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: nickcarraway

8736 one days at a time here. Best decision I ever made.


23 posted on 10/08/2013 10:28:44 AM PDT by MarineBrat (Better dead than red!)
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To: muir_redwoods

37 years. Wow.


24 posted on 10/08/2013 10:29:05 AM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: nickcarraway

If you can’t give up drinking for a month, you really need to give up drinking. That said, I find all these suggestions to donate to charity somewhat offensive and/or intrusive, unless they’re coming from my spiritual advisor. You give up drinking for a month, you go ahead and spend your beer money on whatever you damn well please.


25 posted on 10/08/2013 10:31:35 AM PDT by old and tired
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To: nickcarraway

Not a problem. I inherited a pre-disposition to migraine headaches and, for me at least, alcohol is one of the triggers. Told my doctor about it, and he gave me a prescription for some pills. The bottle says “Do not use alcohol while taking this medication”.


26 posted on 10/08/2013 10:36:44 AM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: old and tired
That said, I find all these suggestions to donate to charity somewhat offensive and/or intrusive

Actually, so is the suggestion that everybody give up drinking.

27 posted on 10/08/2013 10:37:35 AM PDT by old and tired
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To: nickcarraway; Big Giant Head

No, not until Obama is out of office. Next question.


28 posted on 10/08/2013 10:42:57 AM PDT by Marie Antoinette (:)
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To: nickcarraway

I started drinking fairly heavily after living in Kentucky for a while. I have lots of fancy crystal decanters and, for a myriad of other reasons found myself having at least one drink every night and often having three or four.

I also noticed after a year that my once normal blood pressure had gone to a fairly stable 160 over 100. I even went on medication for it. Then one day I read an article about the connection between alcohol and blood pressure. I stopped drinking for a couple of weeks but didn’t notice an improvement. However, I figured it might take a while to matter so I went a couple more months. Then one day I thought, “Hey, it’s been a long time, I wonder if it’s working.” I took my blood pressure and it was absolutely normal. My wife and I thought the machine was haywire so we took it several times as well as took hers. It didn’t vary.

I’m gonna start drinking heavily to get my blood pressure back up, though. I understand you can get pretty good disability for it. ;-)


29 posted on 10/08/2013 10:44:30 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: EEGator

I thought this Thread was about drinking.
I don’t see any Alcohol in the bottom picture.


30 posted on 10/08/2013 10:46:04 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Due to the Federal Government Shutdown, the Tagline is closed.)
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To: Kickass Conservative

Make that the picture on the right. LOL


31 posted on 10/08/2013 10:46:31 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Due to the Federal Government Shutdown, the Tagline is closed.)
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To: Kickass Conservative

It might be in unlabeled containers.


32 posted on 10/08/2013 10:48:26 AM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: Kickass Conservative

:)


33 posted on 10/08/2013 10:48:36 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: max americana

“I need booze to forget I’m momentarily living in a nightmarish commie regime”

I hear ya. Red wine is our coping mechanism for living in a police state.


34 posted on 10/08/2013 10:48:44 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: nickcarraway

18 hours for me!

I don’t drink a lot (2 per day), but I do drink every day, circumstances permitting. I look forward to 5 oclock and spend an hour sipping Elisha Craig 12 yo bourbon on crushed ice.

And I intend to continue doing so as long as I am able.

2 weeks before my father died, he and I split a bottle of his favorite beer....with his doctor’s approval & all of us knowing time was short. He enjoyed it and it meant a lot to both of us to share it at that time.


35 posted on 10/08/2013 10:49:27 AM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: corlorde

Good for you-———32 years here.

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36 posted on 10/08/2013 10:50:24 AM PDT by Mears (Liberalism is the art ot being easily offended.)
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To: tacticalogic

There are a whole bunch of “unlabeled containers” in that picture.


37 posted on 10/08/2013 10:50:41 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Due to the Federal Government Shutdown, the Tagline is closed.)
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To: cuban leaf

Hey, I don’t drink any more since I moved to KY. Uh, nor do I drink any less /grin

I know the reason I feel better is not the bourbon, it’s leaving Florida!


38 posted on 10/08/2013 10:51:43 AM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: Kickass Conservative

Well then, there’s really only one way to be sure.


39 posted on 10/08/2013 10:52:42 AM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: nickcarraway; a fool in paradise
Go, yes, I won't sit though!


40 posted on 10/08/2013 10:55:08 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: ChildOfThe60s

I know the reason I feel better is not the bourbon, it’s leaving Florida!


In my case it’s leaving Seattle.

I just got back from a visit there after two years and just the changes there over those two years inspired me to coin a new phrase:

The city is no place for a free man.


41 posted on 10/08/2013 10:55:21 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: nickcarraway

Count me in. As Chuck C. would say, I got me a new pair of glasses now.


42 posted on 10/08/2013 10:56:28 AM PDT by Hoodat (BENGHAZI - 4 KILLED, 2 MIA)
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To: muir_redwoods
‘Course, today ain’t over yet :)

You got that right. It will be 37 years IF you make it.

43 posted on 10/08/2013 10:57:48 AM PDT by Hoodat (BENGHAZI - 4 KILLED, 2 MIA)
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To: nickcarraway

Everything in moderation. Alcohol is a solvent - cleans out the fat buildup in your arteries. Also you liver is evil and must be punished.


44 posted on 10/08/2013 10:58:36 AM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral)
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To: CodeToad
I often do go a month without booze, but when I want a drink, screw anyone that says I shouldn’t.

I'm with you. In my fridge, there's 3-4 bottles of beer that have been there for several months. Thanks to this thread, I'll probably open one, just to see if it's palatable. If it is, I'll have another one this weekend. If not, so be it.

I've always had a problem with nanny staters. They make me want to drink. ;)

45 posted on 10/08/2013 10:58:40 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (The Tea Party was the earthquake, and Chick Fil A the tsunami...100's of aftershocks to come.)
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To: nickcarraway
Can You Go a Month Without Alcohol?
June 2014 will be 20 years for me.
46 posted on 10/08/2013 11:02:50 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: nickcarraway

“If you mean whiskey, the devil’s brew, the poison scourge, the bloody monster that defiles innocence, dethrones reason, destroys the home, creates misery and poverty, yea, literally takes the bread from the mouths of little children; if you mean that evil drink that topples Christian men and women from the pinnacles of righteous and gracious living into the bottomless pits of degradation, shame, despair, helplessness, and hopelessness, then, my friend, I am opposed to it with every fiber of my being.

However, if by whiskey you mean the oil of conversation, the philosophic wine, the elixir of life, the ale that is consumed when good fellows get together, that puts a song in their hearts and the warm glow of contentment in their eyes; if you mean Christmas cheer, the stimulating sip that puts a little spring in the step of an elderly gentleman on a frosty morning; if you mean that drink that enables man to magnify his joy, and to forget life’s great tragedies and heartbreaks and sorrow; if you mean that drink the sale of which pours into our treasuries untold millions of dollars each year, that provides tender care for our little crippled children, our blind, our deaf, our dumb, our pitifully aged and infirm, to build the finest highways, hospitals, universities, and community colleges in this nation, then my friend, I am absolutely, unequivocally in favor of it. This is my position, and as always, I refuse to be compromised on matters of principle.
(Address to the legislature by a Mississippi state senator, 1958, “Whiskey Speech”)


47 posted on 10/08/2013 11:09:08 AM PDT by IL Republican
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To: ChildOfThe60s
2 weeks before my father died, he and I split a bottle of his favorite beer....with his doctor’s approval & all of us knowing time was short.
My grandmother was hospitalized w/ terminal cancer for a few weeks before she died.
Her eleven grandkids brought her a beer every visit ... and we visited every day.
No, we never asked the doctors, although the nurses knew what was going on.
48 posted on 10/08/2013 11:11:50 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: ModelBreaker

21! You’re “of age”!


49 posted on 10/08/2013 11:12:12 AM PDT by Fido969
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To: oh8eleven

Good for you and them!


50 posted on 10/08/2013 11:13:05 AM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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