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  • Three Indiana Judges Face Discipline After Wild Night Ends With Fighting And Gun Shots Outside(T)

    10/16/2019 7:05:40 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies ^ | 10/15/2019 | Timothy Meads
    Full header: Three Indiana Judges Face Discipline After Wild Night Ends With Fighting And Gun Shots Outside Strip Club This story comes from The weekend of May 1, Adams, Jacobs, and Bell attended the Spring Judicial Conference. After checking into their hotel, the trio downed a few Seagram Escapes, some scotch, and eventually a few beers. They went around bar hopping. They ate dinner, had some wine, played some cornhole, and tossed a few game of darts. It was the type of stuff you'd expect to occur at bars, but perhaps not from this group. They had themselves a...
  • Binge drinking helps men woo women by proving they are 'healthy and strong', scientists claim

    10/07/2019 6:31:24 AM PDT · by C19fan · 45 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 5, 2019 | James Heale
    It may seem an uncouth way to spend the evening, but binge drinking could be an evolutionary tactic to woo women, say scientists. Research suggests that heavy consumption of alcohol tells a potential mate that the binge drinker is 'healthy and strong'. According to the authors of a study of American men published in the academic journal Evolutionary Psychology, heavy drinking among young adults delivers a 'sexual signal' that demonstrates their worth.
  • VIDEO: What Are YOUR Drink Suggestions for My Caribbean Cruise?

    09/28/2019 7:28:12 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 97 replies
    YouTube ^ | September 8, 2019 | DUmmie FUnnies
    VIDEO On November 8, my wife and I sail on the Steven Kane Radio Cruise to the Caribbean on the Celebrity Silhouette for six days. I upgraded my drink package so I will be able to drink pretty much any type of liquor I want. I am treating this cruise as sort of a Booze U in which I will educate myself in new drinks. Therefore I am looking for your suggestions in the comments as to what drinks I should try. When my cruise is over, I will upload some videos of my drink reviews. Hopefully you will...
  • Anheuser-Busch cuts ties with Carson King, who raised a million dollars for a hospital...

    09/27/2019 6:12:13 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 28 replies
    MSN ^ | 09 27 2019 | Scottie Andrew and Christina Zdanowicz
    Carson King raised more than $1 million for an Iowa children's hospital, borne out of a request for beer money on national TV. But old racist tweets ended his relationship with the beer company that promised to match his fundraising. Anheuser-Busch announced it would no longer associate with King after he admitted posting two offensive tweets in 2012 when he was a 16-year-old high school student. "Carson King had multiple social media posts that do not align with our values as a brand or as a company and we will have no further association with him," the company said in...
  • Woman arrested for DUI after calling 911 to report ‘drunk driver’

    09/07/2019 7:25:09 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 17 replies
    WQAD ^ | 9/7/2019 | Staff
    WOODS CROSS, Utah – Utah police responding to reports of a drunk driver caught up with the suspect – who turned out to be the 911 caller herself. Officers arrested 32-year-old Breanna Dawn Hernandez while she was in Woods Cross on Aug. 16, according to a probable cause statement. Hernandez, through belches and fits of laughter, described both herself and her car to the dispatcher while claiming she was following a drunk driver, according to a police affidavit. Hernandez tried to run away on foot after spotting officers, then struggled during the arrest. She was so intoxicated, documents state, that...
  • Coroner: Angels pitcher Skaggs died of accidental overdose

    08/30/2019 2:35:56 PM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 67 replies
    MSN Sports ^ | 8/30/19 | Schuyler Dixon
    Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs died from a toxic mix of the powerful painkillers fentanyl and oxycodone along with alcohol in an accidental overdose, a medical examiner in Texas said in a report released Friday. The 27-year-old Skaggs was found dead in his hotel room in the Dallas area July 1 before the start of what was supposed to be a four-game series against the Texas Rangers. The first game was postponed before the teams played the final three games. The Tarrant County Medical Examiner's Office issued a technical report that said Skaggs died as a result of "mixed...
  • Pitcher Tyler Skaggs had fentanyl, oxycodone in his system when he died, autopsy shows

    08/30/2019 1:32:09 PM PDT · by DFG · 79 replies
    WFAA (DFW) ^ | 08/30/2019 | WFAA Staff
    Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs died of a deadly combination of alcohol and drugs, an autopsy conducted by the Tarrant County Medical Examiner shows. Skaggs, 27, was found dead July 1 in a Southlake hotel while the Angels were in town to play the Texas Rangers. The autopsy and toxicology report released Friday show Skaggs had a combination of fentanyl, Oxycodone and Oxymorphone in his system.
  • Our illegal Latino drunk-driving problem(DON'T hold ma cerveza)

    08/29/2019 8:26:22 AM PDT · by rktman · 23 replies ^ | 8/28/2019 | Ann Coulter
    As we head into the long Labor Day weekend, here are two tips to make your holiday even more cheerful. First: Remember to watch out for drunk driving illegal aliens! The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued report after report showing that Hispanics are wildly overrepresented in drunk driving accidents (but also contribute so much to our cultural life, musical heritage and landscape!). Or, as the Huffington Post puts it: "Latinos At Greater Risk of Dying From Driving While Intoxicated." They're victims of the drunk driving epidemic! "The authors found that some Latino parents actively promoted drinking among...
  • Transgender women [Men Dressed as Women], gay men aggressively removed from bar

    08/26/2019 2:35:26 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    A video posted online and viewed more than 36,000 times shows security guards forcibly removing a group of transgender women and gay men from a bar in downtown Los Angeles Friday.... The bar's spokesperson said that an escalated verbal altercation broke out among two groups of guests at Las Perlas. "Our manager on duty asked both groups to leave as the safety and security of our patrons and employees is our top priority and we have zero tolerance for this type of behavior in our establishments," the statement read. "The guards removed the guests that were not compliant with the...
  • Economists Prove Socialism Sucks, But The Beer Is Worse

    08/24/2019 1:06:46 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies ^ | August 24, 2019 | Timothy Meads
    In what was probably the most enjoyable book I've read on the subject, two economists drink their way through the "unfree world" to prove that socialism, well, sucks. Economists Robert Lawson and Benjamin Powell traveled all around the world quaffing some of the world's worst beer to prove that socialism "is an economic system that has led to more poverty, less freedom, and really, really bad beer for millions of people." As you might have guessed -- the more socialistic a country is, the worse the beer. Lawson and Powell are sort of like the conservative version of the guys...
  • Paul Mabray: wine’s biggest problem? Consumers don’t care about wine

    08/21/2019 10:01:49 AM PDT · by ptsal · 67 replies
    The Buyer ^ | 21 Aug 2019 | Richard Siddle
    There is a lot spoken and written about the wine industry’s inability to truly connect with more consumers about what wine is all about and why there is so much to discover if only people took the time to look. But why should they? Are they ever going to change the habits of a lifetime and not just see wine for what essentially it is. An alcoholic drink to enjoy with friends or on your own. That’s where Paul Mabray start his conversations about wine. If wine is truly going to connect with its target audience it needs to really...
  • The Dutch War on Tourists: Outnumbered by drunk and disorderly visitors, the Netherlands [tr]

    08/19/2019 5:48:38 AM PDT · by C19fan · 32 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | August 19, 2019 | Rene Chun
    The dutch have suffered some brutal occupations, from the Roman empire and Viking raids to Spanish and Nazi rule. But now they face an even larger army of invaders: tourists. In the era of cheap flights and Airbnb, their numbers are staggering. Some 19 million tourists visited the Netherlands last year, more people than live there. For a country half the size of South Carolina, with one of the world’s highest population densities, that’s a lot. And according to the Netherlands Board of Tourism & Conventions, the number of annual visitors is projected to increase by 50 percent over the...
  • The Latest: Dayton shooter’s friend will stay in jail

    08/15/2019 5:38:13 PM PDT · by familyop · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 14, 2019 | Associated Press
    A friend of the Dayton gunman...Kollie is charged with lying on a federal firearms form while buying a pistol not used in the attack...Dr. Kent Harshbarger said during a Thursday news conference that two people shot Aug. 4 by Betts were also shot by police but that none of the shots were lethal...The coroner said cocaine, antidepressants and alcohol were found in Betts’ system at the time of the shooting. A pipe device and a clear baggie carrying cocaine was found on Betts’ body.
  • Coroner says Dayton gunman had cocaine and alcohol in his system during the shooting that killed 9

    08/15/2019 2:20:05 PM PDT · by Forgotten Amendments · 33 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | AUG. 15, 2019 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
    ...The coroner said cocaine, antidepressants and alcohol were found in Betts’ system at the time of the shooting. A pipe device and a clear baggie with cocaine were found on Betts’ body.
  • Delta Pilot Arrested on Suspicion of Intoxication Ahead of Flight to San Diego: Report

    07/31/2019 7:16:54 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    The pilot allegedly left a security line when he noticed Transportation Security Administration officers conducting additional screening. The officers noticed and reported him, prompting airport police to conduct sobriety tests. One test determined he was under the influence of alcohol, while results from the second are pending, KSTP said. An airport spokesperson told the station an alcohol bottle was found on the man. The pilot was released about three hours after his arrest, pending a formal complaint and final toxicology results,
  • Alcohol tainted with methanol suspected of killing at least 19 people in Costa Rica

    07/22/2019 11:36:52 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 31 replies
    CBS News ^ | July 22, 2019 | JASON SILVERSTEIN
    Costa Rica has issued a national alert about tainted alcohol after 19 people were confirmed to have died over the past few weeks from methanol poisoning. The government says several alcohol brands have been tainted with methanol, a poisonous alcohol found in solvents and antifreeze. Since early June, 14 men and five women across Costa Rica have died from methanol poisoning, according to the Ministry of Health. They ranged in age from 32 to 72. Seven of the deaths were in the San Jose province, which includes San Jose, the most populous city in Costa Rica. The Ministry of Health...
  • Apollo Beach woman crashes into mailbox, deputies find ’99’ bottles in car

    07/09/2019 11:49:09 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 58 replies
    WFLA ^ | 7/8/2019 | Staff
    APOLLO BEACH, Fla. (WFLA) – Hillsborough County deputies have arrested a woman after she crashed into a mailbox on Sunday. According to deputies, Katie Molner, 36, crashed her Mercedes into a cement mailbox in the 6500 block of Surfside Boulevard in Apollo Beach, Deputies believe Molner was driving at least 40 mph during the crash. Once at the scene, detectives located several empty bottles of alcohol and an Adele CD. Molner refused to take a breath test and was arrested for Driving Under the Influence with Property Damage.
  • ‘Love & Hip Hop’ star busted for driving drunk in car with only 3 wheels

    06/23/2019 8:20:50 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 12 replies
    Page Six ^ | June 23, 2019 | Stephanie Pagones
    A “Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood” star — who was previously sued by rapper 50 Cent after she claimed he shared a sex tape of her– was busted Saturday morning for allegedly driving drunk and unlicensed — and with only three wheels on her car, law enforcement sources told the Post. Teairra Mari — who sued the famed rapper in May 2018 and was later ordered by a judge to pay up –lost a wheel when her front passenger side tire dislodged from her maroon 2014 Dodge Charger around 3 a.m., sources said. Mari then drove like that for a...
  • Breaking The Booze Habit, Even Briefly, Has Its Benefits

    06/23/2019 8:52:27 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 37 replies
    NPR ^ | 06/23/2019 | April Fulton Allison Aubrey
    At 8 p.m. on a Saturday night, people are starting to pack into a popular bar called Harvard & Stone in an East Los Angeles neighborhood. The chatter gets louder as the booze begins to flow. In the far corner, about a dozen women in a group are clearly enjoying themselves too, but they are not drinking alcohol. They're sipping handcrafted mocktails, with names like Baby's First Bourbon and Honey Dew Collins, featuring nonalcoholic distilled spirits. They're part of a sober social club, made up mostly of women in their 30s who want to have fun and make friends without...
  • Ancient DNA from Roman and Medieval Grape Seeds Reveal Ancestry of Wine Making

    06/10/2019 7:26:31 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 33 replies
    EurekAlert! ^ | Monday, June 10, 2019 | University of York
    A grape variety still used in wine production in France today can be traced back 900 years to just one ancestral plant, scientists have discovered. With the help of an extensive genetic database of modern grapevines, researchers were able to test and compare 28 archaeological seeds from French sites dating back to the Iron Age, Roman era, and medieval period. ...a team of researchers from the UK, Denmark, France, Spain, and Germany, drew genetic connections between seeds from different archaeological sites, as well as links to modern-day grape varieties. It has long been suspected that some grape varieties grown today,...