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  • Debate Day Brew Day -- American Pale Ale

    02/06/2016 7:00:21 PM PST · by markomalley · 11 replies
    It's been a full day. The laughable debate going on this evening preceded by a brew day. Today's beer is an American Pale Ale SMASH (single malt and single hop). The recipe: 13 pounds Maris Otter (yes, I know that's an English malt) 2 ounces Cascade @ 60 minutes 2 ounces Cascade @ 5 minutes 1 ounce Cascade @ flameout 2 ounces Cascade dry-hop for 3 days in Secondary Safale US-05 yeast I built a 1 liter starter (using pound of Pilsen DME to feed the yeast) yesterday in order to get things moving a bit. Mashed at 156...
  • CDC cautions women about drinking alcohol while not on birth control

    02/03/2016 10:15:31 AM PST · by Morgana · 46 replies
    wowktv.com ^ | February 3, 2016 | wowk
    The Center for Disease Control says that more than 3 million US women are at risk of exposing their developing baby to alcohol in a new study released yesterday. The CDC recommends women that are not on birth control stop drinking alcohol so they don't accidentally expose their child to alcohol. According to the CDC about half of all US Pregnancies are planned, and most women do not know they are pregnant until they are 4-6 weeks into the pregnancy. While, 3 in 4 women who want to get pregnant as soon as possible report drinking alcohol. This can cause...
  • Brewers Ping List

    01/27/2016 11:37:07 AM PST · by taxcontrol · 54 replies
    None ^ | 1 January 2016 | Self
    Hello folks. Taxcontrol here and I am taking over the Brewer/Vintner ping list from Red_Devil 232. The list is for all that work with yeast to produce alcohol. So Beer, Wine, Mead, Spirits, even fuel producers are all welcome. So some questions: - I am going to assume that you want to be on the list unless you tell me otherwise - How often is an approprite regularly scheduled ping to the list (any time a relevant article is posted, weekly, bi weekly, monthly)? - How often should we cover recipes and when? Friday perhaps? - any other thoughts or...
  • "Ban Alcohol Or Else There Will Be More Sex Attacks" Muslim Group Threatens Germany [Proverbs 3]

    01/23/2016 6:12:02 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 70 replies
    Shoebat.com ^ | 1/23/2016 | Andrew Bieszad
    "As we have seen, Muhammed had neither supernatural miracles nor natural motives of reason to persuade those of his sect. As he lacked in everything, he took to bestial and barbaric means, which is the force of arms. Thus he introduced and promulgated his message with robberies, murders, and blood shedding, destroying those who did not want to receive it, and with the same means his ministers conserve this today, until God placates his anger and destroys this pestilence from the earth." -St. Juan de Ribera Commenting on the Cologne sex-attack controversy, MuslimStern, which has 20,000 followers on Facebook, said...
  • Virginia man charged in intriguing 'suspicious bacon' case (also involves guns, booze, dogs)

    01/21/2016 2:45:07 PM PST · by dayglored · 18 replies
    The Register ^ | Jan 21, 2016 | Lester Haines
    Caught drunk, armed and packing perplexing pork product A Virginia man is due to appear before a Grand Jury in February having been caught in his neighbour's garden while drunk, armed, wearing a camouflage mask and carrying "a suspicious bag of bacon". Evan Patrick Cater, 31, of Madison Heights, was cuffed last October when officers discovered him "hiding behind a dog kennel on a neighbor’s property around 10 p.m. Oct. 18 after the property owner heard his dogs barking and went to investigate", as the the local News & Advance explains. According to Amherst County Sheriff's Office, Cater was "intoxicated...
  • Liquor: the Poetic Truth (What's Behind the the Sacred) [a translation from an Arabic article]

    01/21/2016 10:03:17 AM PST · by Ulmius · 10 replies
    Raseef22 ^ | December 24, 2015 | Omar al-Ma'moun
    Liquor is abundant in Arabic culture, its role a liquid of material and spiritual pleasure; considering that the Arab heritage is poetic as well as literary, liquor and other spirits abound in these works, their presence being felt in many types of poetic works. This makes liquor an element in reading material, a depiction meant to show splendor and fame, or a catchall term for drinks similar to it. So that one may attempt to approach the poetic truth, characteristics are attributed to liquor, like being a drink with the ability to transcend that which is sensual or habitual (any...
  • 'Affluenza' teen may have been forced to flee to Mexico: attorney

    01/19/2016 12:17:46 PM PST · by bgill · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jan. 19, 2016 | Marice Richter
    Lawyers for the Texas teenager who killed four people in the "affluenza" drunken-driving case and was captured in Mexico said on Tuesday they are investigating whether the 18-year-old chose to flee or was forced. Judge Timothy Menikos of Tarrant County juvenile court deferred a ruling on a move to transfer Ethan Couch's case to adult court because his parents were not adequately notified about the proceedings.Tarrant County prosecutors contended Couch is responsible for his own absence by fleeing to Mexico. His mother was returned to Texas and faces a third-degree felony charge, accused of helping her son flee, that could...
  • Religion or Hooch

    01/17/2016 7:17:01 PM PST · by JoeWebb.com · 2 replies
    1/17/16 | Joe Webb
    In the political scheme of things how important is Iowa? Their caucuzoiding (new word) is as arcane as electing a Pope. "The caucuses are an event where voters from all of 1,774 Iowa voting precincts meet to elect delegates to the county conventions. From the county convention, of which there are exactly 99, delegates are chosen for the state party convention. Eventually, the state party convention elects delegates to attend the national party convention, where a Presidential nominee is selected. The process is similar for both Democrat and Republican candidates. The winner of the Iowa caucus receives the most delegates...
  • Feds Want to Lower Legal Driving Limit to One Drink

    01/15/2016 7:23:11 AM PST · by C19fan · 59 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 15, 2016 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The National Transportation Safety Board wants to decrease the legal driving limit to one drink, lowering the legal limit on blood-alcohol content to 0.05 “or even lower.” The agency released its “most wanted list” on Wednesday, a laundry list of policies it would like implemented nationally. The list includes recommendations to reduce the current 0.08 blood alcohol content limit and outlaw all cell phone use while driving, even hands-free technology.
  • Cheers: McAuliffe heralds Hillary's boozing, 'fun to throw back a cocktail with'

    01/13/2016 2:16:55 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 34 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 1-13-16 | Paul Bedard
    Hillary Clinton's biggest cheerleader, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, is celebrating something different about the floundering Democratic presidential candidate: Her boozing. In an email titled "One hell of a president," McAuliffe writes: I love Hillary Clinton. No one's tougher. No one's smarter. No one has a better command of the issues. And, from personal experience, no one's more fun to throw back a cocktail with. Former President Bill Clinton's golfing pal and fundraiser, McAuliffe is familiar with bars and alcohol. As governor, he brought in top shelf booze to the governor's mansion for parties with legislators. He is key to Clinton...
  • ("Auto-Brewery Syndrome") ... Woman Proves Her Body Brews Alcohol To Beat DUI Charges

    01/05/2016 11:09:21 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 33 replies
    The Spirits Business ^ | 5th January, 2016 | Annie Hayes
    Woman Proves Her Body Brews Alcohol To Beat DUI Charges Drink driving charges against a woman in New York have been dismissed after it was revealed she suffers from auto-brewery syndrome - a rare digestive condition that turns food into alcohol. The 35-year-old teacher was pulled over in New York last October after police received reports her Toyota Carolla was "weaving all over" the road. When pulled over and tested, she recorded a blood-alcohol level of more than four times the legal limit at 0.33%. Police alleged that she failed several field sobriety tests, including standing on one foot and...
  • Veteran’s final Facebook post goes viral after he was killed by drunk driver

    01/05/2016 5:29:48 AM PST · by RummyChick · 4 replies
    fox2 ^ | 1/4 | fox2
    Matthew DeRemer, 31, was riding his motorcycle in Largo, Florida when he was struck by a drunk driver, Fox 13 News reports. DeRemer was pronounced dead at the scene. Hours before he passed, DeRemer wrote a Facebook post reflecting on obstacles he overcame in 2015 and appearing hopeful for 2016.Matthew DeRemer · 1,476 followers · December 31, 2015 at 6:06am · Last day of 2015!!!! For me I'll be meditating through all I do, on this entire year. I've lost, I've gained, family is closer and tougher than ever before, loved ones lost, and new friends found. There has been...
  • N. Korea: Alcohol cited as cause in N Koreans' deaths (Cambodia)

    01/04/2016 11:42:48 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 15 replies
    Phnom Penh Post ^ | 4 January 2016 | Khouth Sophak Chakrya
    Alcohol cited as cause in N Koreans' deaths Mon, 4 January 2016 Khouth Sophak Chakrya Two North Korean doctors died on Saturday from apparent alcohol poisoning in circumstances police initially deemed suspicious. Dr An Hyong Chan, 56, and Dr Rimun Chol, 50, died in the clinic that doubles as their home on Street 594 in Phnom Penh's Tuol Kork district, after an evening of eating and drinking with their wives and 10 other North Koreans, according to Boeung Kak II commune police chief Khan Khun Tith. "According to the autopsy report, the victims both died of a heart attack," he...
  • Two people killed and suspect arrested in 'road-rage' shooting spree along Oklahoma highway.

    12/17/2015 7:23:10 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 30 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 17 December 2015 | Associated Press and Snejana Farberov
    Two people were killed in suspected road rage shootings on a western Oklahoma interstate overnight after police say a man drove through three counties firing randomly from his pickup truck. The suspected gunman in the hour-long rampage spanning 50 miles and three counties later surrendered and was being held in a county jail. He has not been named as of Thursday morning. Custer County Sheriff Bruce Peoples said reports came shortly before midnight of a man firing at vehicles on Interstate 40 in Canadian County, which is adjacent to Oklahoma City. The suspect apparently continued driving west on the highway,...
  • 'Affluenza' teen's mother back in U.S.

    12/31/2015 6:17:15 AM PST · by Wolfie · 55 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/31/2015
    'Affluenza' teen's mother back in U.S. Tonya Couch, the mother of "affluenza" teen Ethan Couch has returned to the United States. In video obtained by CNN, the mother can be seen in handcuffs with U.S. Marshals at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Texas prosecutors have said Tonya Couch will be charged with hindering the apprehension of a juvenile, and if convicted, faces between two and 10 years in jail. A Mexican immigration official with knowledge of the case said Ethan Couch's attorneys had filed a writ to seek protection and block his deportation. If the teen confirms his wish to...
  • Trevone Boykin arrested ahead of TCU-Oregon Alamo Bowl matchup

    12/31/2015 6:12:49 AM PST · by kjam22 · 63 replies
    msm.com ^ | 12-31-2015 | gary colins
    Rest assured, TCU fans will remember the 2015 Alamo Bowl — a game that will see their quarterback mired in controversy. Trevone Boykin was arrested early Thursday morning in San Antonio, according to News 4 San Antonio. This comes just two days before the Valero Alamo Bowl between No. 11 TCU and No. 15 Oregon kicks off as one of the bowl season's marquee matchups. According to the report, San Antonio police claim Boykin was arrested after hitting a patrol officer following a fight at Pat O'Brien's — a New Orleans-themed night club on Alamo Plaza. The San Antonio NBC...
  • Woman Beats DUI Rap With Claim Her Body Brews Alcohol

    12/31/2015 8:08:31 AM PST · by simpson96 · 40 replies
    Associated Press via ABC News ^ | 12/30-2015 | Mary Esch
    Drunken-driving charges against an upstate New York woman have been dismissed based on an unusual defense: Her body is a brewery.The woman was arrested while driving with a blood-alcohol level more than four times the legal limit. She then discovered she has a rare condition called "auto-brewery syndrome," in which her digestive system converts ordinary food into alcohol, her lawyer Joseph Marusak said in interviews this week. A town judge in the Buffalo suburb of Hamburg dismissed the drunken-driving charges this month after Marusak presented a doctor's research showing the woman had the previously undiagnosed condition in which high levels...
  • Woman beats DUI rap with claim her body brews alcohol

    12/30/2015 5:03:05 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 35 replies
    WBAY.COM ^ | 30 DECEMBER 2015 | AP
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Drunken-driving charges against an upstate New York woman have been dismissed based on an unusual defense: Her body is a brewery. The woman was arrested while driving with a blood-alcohol level more than four times the legal limit. She then discovered she has a rare condition called “auto-brewery syndrome,” in which her digestive system converts ordinary food into alcohol, her lawyer Joseph Marusak said in interviews this week. A town judge in the Buffalo suburb of Hamburg dismissed the drunken-driving charges this month after Marusak presented a doctor’s research showing the woman had the previously undiagnosed...
  • ‘Affluenza’ teen Ethan Couch wins three-day stay of deportation

    12/30/2015 10:46:02 AM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 55 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | 12/30/2015 | Ryan Osborne
    Ethan Couch and his mother were granted a three-day stay of their deportation to the U.S., The Associated Press reported. An official with Mexico’s Migration Institute spoke on condition of anonymity because he or she wasn’t authorized to be quoted by name. It was unknown whether Couch’s mother would also be granted a delay, according to the Associated Press report. Tarrant County Sheriff Dee Anderson said he was told by U.S. Marshals that an attorney representing the Couches filed a "legal writ," to prevent the pair from leaving Mexico. "Couch and his mother cannot be deported from Mexico until legal...
  • Texas 'affluenza' teen to be returned to U.S. from Mexico after capture

    12/29/2015 9:16:34 AM PST · by bgill · 39 replies
    Reuters ^ | Dec. 29, 2015 | Marice Richter and Veronica Gomez
    Couch and his 48-year-old mother disappeared earlier this month, prompting officials in Tarrant County, Texas, to issue a warrant for his arrest... Tarrant County Sheriff Dee Anderson said that when the Couches arrive back in the United States, the young man will appear in juvenile court and his mother will be arrested. The sheriff told a news conference that the two had had a going-away party before leaving the United States... The two were captured at the crossing of two streets near the popular Malecon, or boardwalk, in Puerto Vallarta. A police booking picture from Mexico showed the previously blond...
  • Texas 'affluenza' teen detained in Mexico

    12/28/2015 7:26:37 PM PST · by HonkyTonkMan · 111 replies
    Cnn ^ | 28-December 2015
    (Reuters) - A Texas teen, who was a fugitive after allegedly breaking his probation sentence for killing four people while driving drunk, has been arrested in Puerto Vallarta in Mexico, CNN reported on Monday, citing officials briefed on the matter. Ethan Couch, 18, was sentenced to probation about two years ago in juvenile court for intoxication manslaughter and is wanted in Tarrant County, Texas. He and his mother went missing earlier this month.
  • Pastor and daughter in terrible head-on crash with drunk, previously deported, illegal alien

    12/25/2015 12:46:19 PM PST · by rochester · 45 replies
    Time Warner Cable News ^ | 12/25/2015 | TWC News Staff
    ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- A teenage girl remains in critical condition at Strong Memorial Hospital when the car she was riding was struck by a drunk driver in Clarkson Thursday night. Sheriff's deputies say the crash happened on Redman Road, just north of West Ridge Road around 7 p.m. They say Efrain Lopez-Contreras, 29, was driving drunk and crossed the center line and struck a car being diven by Tony Bartolucci, 52, and his 14-year-old daughter Gianna. Witnesses told deputies that following the crash, Lopez-Contreras got out of his car and left the scene. The car being driven by Bartolucci became...
  • Alcohol Voted 'Worst' Christmas Gift ...

    12/23/2015 10:42:41 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 58 replies
    The Spirits Business ^ | 23rd December, 2015 | Annie Hayes
    Alcohol Voted 'Worst' Christmas Gift The results of a recent poll by review and research organisation Consumer Reports have revealed alcohol is considered the "worst" gift to receive at Christmas. The Consumer Reports National Research Center designed a survey to explore "general sentiment and shopping behaviours" for the 2015 winter holiday season. Out of the 1,300 US residents polled - statistically weighted so that respondents in the survey were demographically and geographically representative of the US population - spirits such as vodka, rum and whisky received the highest number of votes for 'worst gift', with 20% listing booze as the...
  • Wheeling (IL) board grants funeral home permission to serve alcohol

    12/22/2015 12:59:41 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 22 replies
    The Daily Herald ^ | 12/21/2015 | Erin Hegarty
    In a move that allows a Wheeling funeral home to "pioneer" into uncharted territory, the Wheeling village board Monday approved the creation of a new liquor license that allows Kolssak Funeral Home to serve alcohol during funerals and wakes. David Kolssak, CFO of Kolssak Funeral Home, 189 South Milwaukee Avenue, came to the Dec. 7 village board meeting for discussion on his proposal to work with a Wheeling catering company in serving alcohol to funeral and wake attendees to keep up with the changing ways people are celebrating the death of loved ones. Kolssak says he sees things moving away...
  • Warrant out for Ethan Couch, the drunken-driving 'affluenza' teen

    12/16/2015 1:06:56 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 22 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/16/2015 | Ashley Fantz and Ben Brumfield,
    An arrest warrant has been issued for a teenager who, two years ago, made national news when he was sentenced to probation in Texas for a drunken driving crash that killed four people. Ethan Couch's defense coined an infamous defense -- that he suffered from "affluenza," or that he was a rich kid who was less to blame for his crime because his parents didn't set limits for him. Ethan Couch's probation officer couldn't reach him this week, Couch's lawyers told CNN. Couch's mother, with whom the 18-year-old lives, is also missing, said Scott Brown and William Reagan. Their apparent...
  • AZ ‘School Shooter’ Case has Surprise Toxicology Results

    12/13/2015 4:58:40 AM PST · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 12 December, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    I have previously written about the Northern Arizona University 'School Shooting' and that it may have been a legitimate case of defense of self and others. It was clear that the 'school shooter' had been attacked, had been pursued, had articulated a fear for his life, had cooperated with the police, and that the people that he shot all belonged to the same fraternity. In that article, I hoped that toxicology tests had been done for everyone involved. Blood should have been drawn from Jones and the others involved to determine blood alcohol levels or the presence of...
  • Ax-wielding University of North Texas student shot and killed by campus police

    12/14/2015 4:19:56 AM PST · by servo1969 · 44 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 12-14-2015 | FoxNews.com
    A University of North Texas police officer shot and killed a student who allegedly threatened him with an ax early Sunday. The student was identified as Ryan McMillan, who had celebrated his 21st birthday Sunday. University spokeswoman Kelley Reese told the Dallas Morning News. McMillan was a sophomore transfer student from Fort Worth studying pre-hospitality. UNT spokeswoman Margarita Venegas says police responded about 1 a.m. to a report that someone was breaking car windows in a parking garage about two blocks from campus. KDFW reported that university police were asked to respond to the situation because local police in the...
  • (Scientists Claim) ... Alcohol Tax Hike in US 'Lowers Gonorrhea Rates'

    12/10/2015 12:38:49 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 15 replies
    The Spirits Business ^ | 10th December, 2015 | Amy Hopkins
    Alcohol Tax Hike in US 'Lowers Gonorrhea Rates' Tax hikes could help prevent sexually transmitted infections, scientists have claimed, after cases of gonorrhea fell 24% in Maryland since the introduction of alcohol price increases. According research by the University of Florida, since tax increases on alcohol largely decrease consumption, and less excessive drinking reduces 'risky' sexual behaviour, STI rates can be positively impacted by the measure. Researchers claim that in the 18 months after Maryland increased its alcohol taxes from 6% to 9%, there were 2,400 fewer statewide cases of gonorrhea. The team used data from the National Notifiable Disease...
  • "World's Oldest" Cognac Opened in Poland

    11/26/2015 8:23:52 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 25 replies
    The Spirits Business ^ | 26th November, 2015 | Kristiane Sherry
    "World's Oldest" Cognac Opened in Poland What is thought to be the world's oldest Cognac sold at auction was opened in Poland recently to inaugurate a partnership between a Swiss watchmaker and a corporate collector. The Gautier Cognac was purchased by collector Wealth Solutions in 2014 during an auction of rare wines and liquors organised by Bonhams Fine Art Auctioneers & Valuers in New York. The bottle itself dates back to 1762 and was recognised as the oldest Cognac sold at public auction to-date when it went under the hammer. It was opened during a ceremony to mark the partnership...
  • Report: Dog bites officer during traffic stop, arrest

    11/24/2015 12:08:54 PM PST · by aomagrat · 11 replies
    WIS TV ^ | 24 November 2015 | Michael Turner
    HOLLY HILL, SC (WIS) - Two Eutawville residents are facing multiple felony charges after police say their dog bit an officer during an arrest. According to the incident report, Scott Jones, 24, and Kayla Wallace, 26, were arrested Saturday afternoon after two citizens reported a tan Cadillac with a beat-up front end almost struck the doors of the CVS on Old State Road and then ran over a curb. The report states an officer found the vehicle and pulled it over to check on the occupants. After pulling over the vehicle, Jones told the officer he didn’t have a valid...
  • Prayer request for my Brother

    11/20/2015 6:08:30 PM PST · by Ouchthatonehurt · 65 replies
    today | self
    Please pray for my brother tonight as he checks himself into the hospital for alcohol abuse. He recently lost his job while at the same time celebrating the birth of his third child. He feels lost and inadequate.
  • How do you smuggle 48,000 cans of Heineken into Saudi Arabia? Disguise it as Pepsi.

    11/12/2015 7:46:05 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 39 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 12, 2015 | Adam Taylor
    <p>Legally, alcohol is banned in Saudi Arabia. In reality, however, there are people in the country who drink.</p> <p>If you're wondering how exactly they actually get that alcohol, consider the multiple reports in the Saudi press today that describe how the Saudi authorities at border with United Arab Emirates caught a man with 48,000 cans of Heineken – all disguised as Pepsi cola.</p>
  • Middle-aged whites in US dying at a startling rate

    11/03/2015 12:47:17 PM PST · by mojito · 77 replies
    Daily Journal/WaPo ^ | 11/3/2015 | Lenny Bernstein and Joel Achenbach
    A large segment of white middle-aged Americans has suffered a startling rise in its death rate since 1999, reversing decades of progress, according to a new review of statistics published Monday. The mortality rate for white men and women between the ages of 45 and 54 with less than a college education increased by half a percent per year between 1999 and 2013, most likely because of problems with legal and illegal drugs, alcohol, and suicide, according to the study released in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.... The rising death rate was accompanied by a parallel increase...
  • Death Rates Rising for Middle-Aged White Americans, Study Finds

    11/02/2015 6:35:08 PM PST · by ruination · 155 replies
    NYT ^ | 11/02/2015 | Gina Kolata
    Something startling is happening to middle-aged white Americans. Unlike every other age group, unlike every other racial and ethnic group, unlike their counterparts in other rich countries, death rates in this group have been rising, not falling. That finding was reported Monday by two Princeton economists, Angus Deaton, who last month won the 2015 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Science, and Anne Case. Analyzing health and mortality data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and from other sources, they concluded that rising annual death rates among this group are being driven not by the big killers like heart...
  • Muslim truckers who refused to deliver alcohol awarded $240,000

    10/30/2015 2:17:29 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 45 replies
    A jury has awarded $240,000 to two Muslim men who say they were fired from an Illinois trucking company after refusing to deliver alcohol. A judge found Morton-based Star Transport Inc. violated the religious beliefs of Mahad Abass Mohamed and Abdikarim Hassan Bulshale. A trial to determine whether they were entitled to damages ended Oct. 20 with the jury's judgment. A 2013 lawsuit filed by U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said the men wouldn't deliver alcohol because it was against their religious values as practicing Muslims. The lawsuit claimed the company didn't provide them "with a reasonable accommodation and by...
  • Marijuana Use Doubles in U.S., But So Do Problems

    10/21/2015 2:51:07 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 218 replies
    NBC News ^ | 10/21/2015 | Maggie Fox
    Marijuana use has more than doubled in the U.S. since the beginning of the century but so have problems for users, including addiction, researchers reported Wednesday. ~snip~ "The prevalence of marijuana use more than doubled between 2001-2002 and 2012-2013, and there was a large increase in marijuana use disorders during that time," they wrote in the Journal of the American Medical Association's JAMA Psychiatry. "Young adults were at highest risk for marijuana use disorder." "While not all marijuana users experience problems, nearly three of 10 marijuana users manifested a marijuana use disorder in 2012-2013." That adds up to 6.8...
  • Month off drinking slashes risk of disease

    10/26/2015 4:45:03 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 12 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | Oct. 25, 2015 | COREY CHARLTON
    Full title: "Month off drinking slashes risk of disease: Abstaining found to heal the liver and lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels" Drinkers should take a month off alcohol to prevent serious illness in later life, doctors warned yesterday. They cited dramatic British research showing how abstention can heal the liver and lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Patients who gave up for four weeks were also at lower risk of developing cancer and diabetes.
  • $240,000 jury award to Muslim truck drivers who were fired for refusing to transport alcohol

    10/23/2015 6:55:33 PM PDT · by PROCON · 38 replies
    WAPO ^ | Oct. 23, 2015 | Eugene Volokh
    One more data point on the When does your religion legally excuse you from doing part of your job? question like it or not, under American law, employers sometimes do have to excuse employees from tasks that the employees find religiously objectionable. Tuesday, two Muslim truck drivers who were fired for refusing to deliver shipments containing alcohol were awarded $40,000 in compensatory damages and $200,000 in punitive damages by the jury in their discrimination claim. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission brought suit on their behalf (EEOC v. Star Transport Co., Inc. (N.D. Ill.)), arguing that the employer had failed...
  • The Debate Is Over! How Much Alcohol Can Women Really Drink While Pregnant?

    10/20/2015 1:09:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    KFOR ^ | OCTOBER 20, 2015 | Heather Holeman
    If your doctor has ever told you that small amounts of alcohol are safe to drink during pregnancy, a new report is proving them wrong. The American Academy of Pediatrics just released a new report in the journal Pediatrics. No amount of alcohol, whether wine, beer, or liquor, is safe to drink while pregnant, no matter the trimester. While research shows that most women cut out alcohol completely during pregnancy, the report states that a small percentage of mothers-to-be admit they continue to drink, while some even admit to binge drinking. According to Live Science, Dr. Janet F. Williams, one...
  • Saudi Arabia drinking: The risks expats take for a tipple

    10/15/2015 5:36:01 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 23 replies
    BBC News ^ | October 13, 2015 | Mario Cacciottolo
    The issue of drinking alcohol in Saudi Arabia has come sharply into focus once again after a British man was caught with homemade wine. Karl Andree, 74, was arrested by Saudi religious police and has spent more than a year in prison - it had been reported that he was also facing 360 lashes but it has since emerged that he was going to be spared flogging because of his age and ill-health. Alcohol is prohibited in Saudi Arabia and the Foreign Office warns Britons not to flout these rules - but how easy is it to get your hands...
  • 350 Lashes for a British Grandfather is the Cost of doing Business with Saudi Arabia

    10/13/2015 9:06:35 AM PDT · by Cecily · 39 replies
    The Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | October 13, 2015 | James Kirup
    First things first. Im not in any way condoning the act of mediaeval barbarity that the Saudi authorities are reportedly planning to inflict on Karl Andree, a 74-year-old British citizen. Its savagery dressed up as justice, plain and simple. And yet. We have to be realistic about this case, and about our dealings with Saudi Arabia. Bluntly, 350 lashes for a British grandfather is the cost of doing business with the Saudis.
  • We still dont get what to do about drugs

    10/11/2015 10:10:43 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 23 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/11/15 | Bruce Karlson
    One word can sometimes change the way one views things. To wit: if one adds the word other to alcohol and drugs (alcohol and other drugs) ones perspective is likely to change. The failure to use it in normal parlance speaks to an arbitrary distinction that has for too long been accepted. It is difficult to argue that alcohol is not a drug and the same applies to nicotine. Further, like almost all recreational drugs, they offer an immediate high followed by a low as the pleasure chemicals oscillate back to stasis. Weed, cocaine, heroin (OXY) etc. do exactly the...
  • 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 workers 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 Victims 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 Schmidts blood-alcohol level measured twice the legal limit after she hit
  • UK MUSLIM EATERY SICKENS 142 BY INTRODUCING NEW STRAIN OF ECOLI

    09/25/2015 6:14:53 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 50 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
    phys.org ^ | 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. Were 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? Carlys 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. Wednesdays debate was not the first time Fiorina brought up the death of her stepdaughter, whom she had known since Lori was...