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Moonshine kills at least 133 in India (death toll could rise)
CNN ^ | 12/15/11 | Harmeet Shah Singh

Posted on 12/16/2011 11:50:38 AM PST by Libloather

Moonshine kills at least 133 in India
December 15, 2011 | By Harmeet Shah Singh, CNN

**SNIP**

At least 327 people were hospitalized. Many people were in critical condition and S.P. Basak, the director of the West Bengal health department, feared the death toll could rise.

(Excerpt) Read more at articles.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: dead; hooch; india; moonshine
Some folks need to learn how to sip.
1 posted on 12/16/2011 11:50:47 AM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

“Apu - I told you not to use wood chips in the still”


2 posted on 12/16/2011 11:52:11 AM PST by Mr. K (Physically unable to profreed <--- oops, see?)
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To: Libloather

Union Carbide’s fault!


3 posted on 12/16/2011 11:54:57 AM PST by edpc (Wilby 2012)
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To: Libloather

Most likely antifreeze


4 posted on 12/16/2011 11:57:27 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Libloather

Check out the pic at the Wiki entry...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alcohol


5 posted on 12/16/2011 11:59:24 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Libloather

Dreadful. RIP.


6 posted on 12/16/2011 12:03:15 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (If Newt Gingrich is a Reliable Conservative, Joe Biden is a member of MENSA)
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To: Libloather

If your skin is very sensitive don’t go out in the full moon. Severe moonburns can be fatal.


7 posted on 12/16/2011 12:04:16 PM PST by 17th Miss Regt
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To: mylife

The pic of the Indian chick or all the balls with writing on ‘em?


8 posted on 12/16/2011 12:04:19 PM PST by Doctor 2Brains (If the government were Paris Hilton, it could not score a free drink in a bar full of lonely sailors)
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To: edpc
Great minds think alike. :-) I rushed to post my comment but you got there ahead of me. :-(

Bhopal! Bhopal! The effects at Bhopal caused the lethal moonshine overdose, a position any self-respecting lawyer could never find too-implausible. Is it too late to include in the Union Carbide settlement?

9 posted on 12/16/2011 12:06:22 PM PST by lbryce (BHO:The bastard offspring of Satan and Medusa.)
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To: Libloather

Mr. Roosevelt
Told us just how he felt
The day the Whiskey Law went through
“If your whiskey is red,
it’ll swell up your head.
Better stick with that
Good ol’ mountain dew.”


10 posted on 12/16/2011 12:09:09 PM PST by old3030 (I lost some time once. It's always in the last place you look.)
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To: mylife

This one is better: http://hitchhikers.wikia.com/wiki/Alcohol


11 posted on 12/16/2011 12:09:31 PM PST by GraceG
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To: Libloather

Another lost domestic art. Sad, aint it?

My great great grandpappy Jedidiah Jackson Navycando should have written a Moonshine for Dummies book.


12 posted on 12/16/2011 12:10:28 PM PST by NavyCanDo
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To: mylife
Most likely antifreeze

Or using an old lead-soldered automobile radiator as a condensing coil.

And you can bet they're not keeping just the "middle cut" of each distillation run.

13 posted on 12/16/2011 12:12:03 PM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Charles Martel

Sheesh, send over a dozen of us hillbillies and we will teach them how to do hooch right.


14 posted on 12/16/2011 12:16:33 PM PST by Mustang Driver
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To: Libloather

http://homedistiller.org/methanol.htm:


Will home-distilled alcohol make me go blind ? Not if you’re carefull. This pervasive question is due to moonshine lore, which abounds with myths of blindness, but few actual documented cases. The concern is due to the presence of methanol (wood alcohol), an optic nerve poison, which can be present in small amounts when fermenting grains or fruits high in pectin. This methanol comes off first from the still, so it is easily segregated and discarded. A simple rule of thumb for this is to throw away the first 50 mL (reflux still) you collect (per 20 L mash used), or 100-200 mL from a pot still.


15 posted on 12/16/2011 12:23:20 PM PST by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: Libloather
And watch out for them Revenue boys!


16 posted on 12/16/2011 12:23:44 PM PST by PGR88 (Sic transit gloria mundi)
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To: old3030; Liz; AT7Saluki
When you drink vodka over ice, it can give you kidney failure.
When you drink rum over ice, it can give you liver failure.
When you drink whiskey over ice, it can give you heart problems.
When you drink gin over ice, it can give you brain problems.

Apparently, ice is really bad for you.

17 posted on 12/16/2011 12:30:30 PM PST by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: Mustang Driver

Dooley was a good old man
He lived below the mill,
Dooley had two daughters
And a forty-gallon still.

One gal watched the boiler
The other watched the spout
And Mama corked the bottles
When ol' Dooley fetched 'em out.

Dooley, slippin' up the Holler
Dooley, tryin' to make a dollar
Dooley, gimme a swaller
And I'll pay you back someday.

18 posted on 12/16/2011 12:36:32 PM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: 17th Miss Regt

“If your skin is very sensitive don’t go out in the full moon. Severe moonburns can be fatal.”

That’s why you got to wear your moonblock.


19 posted on 12/16/2011 12:43:31 PM PST by libdestroyer
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To: mylife

Wondering if it was run through a radiator. Gotta look at the bubbles when you turn the bottle up. Small bubbles good. Big bubbles bad. Or vice versa. Can’t keep it straight.

Reminds me that I need to take the last of my moonshine and share it with my father-in-law at his gravesite for Christmas.

Merry Christmas, Dad. Sure do miss you.


20 posted on 12/16/2011 1:00:39 PM PST by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: Libloather

It pays to know what you’re doing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uzae_SqbmDE


21 posted on 12/16/2011 1:04:43 PM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~.. Newt/Palin-West-2012."got a lot swirling around in my head.")
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To: Libloather
Some folks need to learn how to sip.

My Tennessee brother-in-law visited and gave me a quart of moonshine. I'm afraid of drinking it. If I sip it, how do I tell if it's not dangerous? I just stare at the jar, thinking it's nice to be able to use my eyes.

22 posted on 12/16/2011 1:05:58 PM PST by roadcat
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To: Libloather

Correction: “Mystery chemical drunk by idiots kills at least 133 in India...”

I’d be willing to bet some money that more people die every year choking on hot dogs, than drinking moonshine.


23 posted on 12/16/2011 1:14:19 PM PST by Born to Conserve
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To: mylife

Most likely antifreeze

bing, bing, bing...the winner is “Zerostoned”


24 posted on 12/16/2011 1:15:49 PM PST by Oystir
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

In India? !33 people get killed by elephants, and that’s in a slow week.

Never try to make moonshine right after a lunar eclipse. What nimrods for not knowing that one.

Okay, so, anyone who tries to take these two remarks seriously and excoriate me for them, a preemptive ‘be fruitful and multiply, but not in those words.’

Thanks Libloather.


25 posted on 12/16/2011 1:16:31 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Merry Christmas, Happy New Year! May 2013 be even Happier!)
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To: Libloather

My grandparents told me it killed a whole lot more people than that over here during Prohibition. Too many rank amateurs in the moonshine business who had no idea what they were doing.


26 posted on 12/16/2011 2:04:51 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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I thought there were rednecks only in America. I’ll be darned.


27 posted on 12/16/2011 2:13:00 PM PST by AlmaKing
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To: AlmaKing
I thought there were rednecks only in America. I’ll be darned.

"If you wear a turban with the Red Man Chewing Tobacco logo on it......You might be an Indian Redneck!""

28 posted on 12/16/2011 2:22:16 PM PST by GreenHornet
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To: Libloather

You win. That is the best post I’ve read all week.


29 posted on 12/16/2011 3:08:53 PM PST by fini
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To: roadcat

Wait about 1 week. If it was bad stuff, it would be in the news. Here is a recipe I like: Take a mason jar and fill it up with a fruit (I like strawberries); pour moonshine into the jar until the jar is full. Close off the jar for about 2 months. After two months- enjoy.


30 posted on 12/16/2011 3:13:06 PM PST by fini
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To: Libloather

I once had an interesting conversation with a moonshiner (who looked the part). I asked him what he did about fusel oil, which set him off on a lecture worthy of one of my PhD chemistry professors on all the steps he used to prevent fusel oil contamination. I decided that he knew what he was doing. His moonshine was pretty good.


31 posted on 12/16/2011 4:36:29 PM PST by TChad
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To: Libloather

What... TLC wasn’t a show there were they??


32 posted on 12/16/2011 5:30:29 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: NavyCanDo
My father passed away in 1988 and he and the sheriff of Sugar Island in the UP of Michigan use to set up a still and made great shine....no law enforcement to interfere. You got to the island by ferry and the sheriff would chase you off...LOL. Using lead pipe instead of copper (as far as I understand) was one of the problems with shine. Going blind was common during Prohibition as I understand...I don't know if that's why joints that sold liquor got the name of being a Blind Pig or not...
33 posted on 12/16/2011 9:00:40 PM PST by goat granny
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To: Libloather

Sounds like methanol. That stuff killed one of my uncles.


34 posted on 12/16/2011 9:03:10 PM PST by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead.)
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To: fini
Take a mason jar and fill it up with a fruit (I like strawberries); pour moonshine into the jar until the jar is full.

Thanks! I heard about dipping strawberries in, but I'll use your idea of soaking for a couple months.

35 posted on 12/16/2011 10:07:50 PM PST by roadcat
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To: goat granny
The lead didn't make you blind it made you stupid. The methanol made you blind.
36 posted on 12/17/2011 2:26:09 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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