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  • STEINBERG: Would-be terrorists can buy guns, but a reporter? No.

    06/18/2016 7:52:19 AM PDT · by nj_pilot · 57 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 6/17/2016 | Neil Steinberg
    Theres something soothing about buying a gun. Driving to Maxon Shooters Supplies in Des Plaines on Wednesday to purchase my first assault rifle, I admit, I was nervous. Id never owned a gun before. And with the horror of Sundays Orlando massacre still echoing, even the pleasant summer day the lush green trees, fluffy white clouds, blue sky took on a grim aspect, the sweetness of fragile life flashing by as I headed into the Valley of Death.
  • Fight over fart leads to blows at Sloppy Joes

    06/13/2016 8:59:14 PM PDT · by PROCON · 78 replies
    miamiherald.com ^ | June 12, 2016 | GWEN FILOSA
    In this bar fight at one of Key West's most famous watering holes, it wasn't a spilled drink or sleazy advance on someone's wife that led to blows. According to the police report, a fight broke out between two couples this week when someone, who Friday remained unidentified, allegedly broke wind inside Sloppy Joe's, 201 Duval St."The argument was due to someone farting," police were told by a man who went to the hospital for a dislocated shoulder after the scrap. Richard McBride, 53, and his girlfriend Sandra Stoner, 55, both of Naples, said they were caught up in a...
  • Texas Man Says He Was Choked for Smiling in Mugshot

    06/12/2016 8:55:26 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 35 replies
    Christopher Johnson was arrested on July 29, 2015, on the suspicion that he was driving while intoxicated, the lawsuit filed Wednesday states. When he was posing for his mugshot, he was allegedly choked by two Harris County employees while being booked into the county jail because he was smiling for the photo. The lawsuit does not specify who the two employees were or what their jobs were. It was a willful violation of his civil rights and civil liberties, he should have the right to smile, Andre Evans, Johnsons attorney, told ABC News Friday. Evans hopes to send a message...
  • What the Stanford Rape Case Reveals

    06/10/2016 11:41:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 10, 2016 | Mona Charen
    The phone has been ringing off the hook at Judge Aaron Persky's chambers at the Santa Clara County court for the past several days. "Tell your judge he can go to hell, and I hope his kids get raped and he rots in hell," said one caller. The judge and members of his family have received death threats -- which seems to be the way America rolls these days. Just a suggestion: If you disapprove of something strongly, consider the words "shame," "scandal" or "debacle." Try not to commit a crime yourself in protesting a lenient sentence. Judge Persky sparked...
  • Bartender Attacked For Serving Alcohol During Ramadan (Nice, France)

    06/10/2016 3:09:09 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 23 replies
    The Spirits Business ^ | 10th June, 2016 | Kristiane Sherry
    Bartender Attacked For Serving Alcohol During Ramadan A female Muslim bartender based in Nice, France, has been attacked by two men for serving alcohol during Islams holy month of Ramadan. I was all alone in the bar when two passersby stormed in, the woman told French newspaper Nouvel Obs, as translated by RT. They pointed at the alcohol bottles at the counter, and one of them told me in Arabic, You should be ashamed of serving alcohol during Ramadan. One then threatened: If I was God, I would have you hanged. The men left, but one later returned and hit...
  • 'My life was shattered by Stanford party culture': Swim team rapist blames alcohol and [tr]

    06/08/2016 11:13:19 AM PDT · by C19fan · 41 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 8, 2016 | Ashley Collman
    Even after a jury unanimously found him guilty of sexual assault, Stanford rapist Brock Turner refused to directly apologize to his victim or take responsibility for his actions. Instead, he blamed alcohol and the party culture at the elite Palo Alto, California university for landing him behind bars, according to a statement the 20-year-old read before a judge at his sentencing hearing last week. The statement, obtained by the Guardian and published on Wednesday, echoes the victim's concerns that Turner doesn't understand that what he did was wrong and that he needs to face up to the consequences.
  • Drunken British tourists stumble into Syrian civil war [Humor break]

    06/08/2016 9:18:57 AM PDT · by JOHN ADAMS · 19 replies
    Israel National News ^ | June 8, 2016 | Arutz Sheva Staff
    Alex McCormick, a 19-year old from Essex, James Wallman, 23, from Hertfordshire, and 25-year old Lewis Ellis of Manchester, say their night of partying ended with the nightmarish realization they were being taken into custody by soldiers in one of the most dangerous places on earth. Speaking to news.com.au, the trio say they have been working at bars and nightclubs in Ayia Napa in Cyprus. After an all-night bender on Sunday, the three say they were scheduled to board a ship Monday morning for a day of dolphin watching. But in their inebriated state, the young men apparently ended up...
  • Classic Sodastream gadget can now instantly turn water into beer

    06/06/2016 3:15:21 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 55 replies
    UK Daily Star ^ | June 6, 2016 | Dave Snelling
    If you love an ice-cold pint of beer all of your dreams may have just come true. You can now forget heading to the local for an overpriced ale by simply turning your tap water into beer. The classic Sodastream has just been transformed into a mini brewery thanks to the launch of a new Beer Bar kit. The Beer Bar enables you to create crafted beer in seconds by simply adding a unique Blondie concentrate to Sparkling Water. And the best part is, you can brew three litres of lager for around 2.
  • Roger Clinton -- DUI Arrest in California ... Impeccable Timing (UPDATE: MUG SHOT)

    06/06/2016 8:01:42 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 142 replies
    tmz.com ^ | 6/6/2016
    Hillary Clinton's brother-in-law is sitting in a jail cell after getting busted for DUI in Southern California ... just 2 days before the crucial CA primary vote.
  • Navy Orders Restrictions on Liberty, Alcohol Consumption (Japan)

    06/05/2016 9:39:51 PM PDT · by Ronin · 65 replies
    Commander, Navy Region Japan ^ | 5 June 2016 | CNIC Commander Navy Region Japan
    YOKOSUKA, Japan (NNS) Commander, U.S. 7th Fleet (C7F) and Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Japan (CNFJ) announced temporary liberty curtailment and restrictions on alcohol consumption for all Sailors in Japan as a response to a recent trend of alcohol-related incidents detrimental to the U.S.-Japan Alliance. Effective immediately, Sailors are prohibited from drinking alcohol, on and off base. Additionally, all off-base liberty will be curtailed. Sailors who live off base will be permitted to travel to and from work and engage in official actions such as childcare drop-off and pickup, trips to the grocery store, gas stations or the gym. The...
  • Teen sobs in his mugshot after arrest for 'drunkenly trying to sexually assault a woman

    06/02/2016 2:59:34 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 57 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | June 2, 2016 | Regina F. Graham
    A Wisconsin teenager was photographed crying in his mugshot after being busted for an alleged sexual assault at a party where he drunkenly threatened to cut a woman if she didn't have sex with him while exposing himself. A Plymouth man called the cops accusing Anthony J. Zingale, 19, of trying to sexually assault his wife at a party they were hosting in their home. The woman told officers that she was using the restroom in her home when the teenager walked in holding a knife while exposing himself from the waist down, the Sheboygan Press reported. She said that...
  • Losing Their Bottle? 22,000 Alcoholic Drinks Seized From Saudi Dealers

    05/28/2016 4:34:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Wednesday, 25 May 2016 | Mishal Al-Otaibi
    Over 22,000 bottles of alcohol were seized from a drug dealer and later during a raid on a Saudi-owned warehouse in Riyadh on Tuesday, the General Directorate of Narcotics Control said. The directorates spokesman, Col. Abdulaziz Kadasah, said the Saudi owner was apprehended following leads from the arrest of a drug dealer who was caught in possession of 2,735 alcohol bottles. Another Saudi and two Pakistanis were arrested during the warehouse raid wherein 19,600 bottles of alcohol were seized. Penalties for the possession of, or trade in alcohol are severe in Saudi Arabia. Both result in prison sentences.
  • 5,000-Year-Old Beer Recipe Had Secret Ingredient

    05/24/2016 7:14:00 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    discovery.com ^ | May 24, 2016 09:42 AM ET | Tom Metcalfe, Live Science
    Scientists conducted tests on ancient pottery jars and funnels found at the Mijiaya archaeological site in Chinas Shaanxi province. The analyses revealed traces of oxalate a beer-making byproduct that forms a scale called beerstone in brewing equipment as well as residues from a variety of ancient grains and plants. These grains included broomcorn millets, an Asian wild grain known as Jobs tears, tubers from plant roots, and barley. Barley is used to make beer because it has high levels of amylase enzymes that promote the conversion of starches into sugars during the fermenting process. It was first cultivated...
  • Amish teens clocked at 110 mph face alcohol charges

    05/23/2016 4:30:22 PM PDT · by PROCON · 60 replies
    wndu.com ^ | May 23, 2016
    Five Amish teens face alcohol-related charges after their 2001 Dodge Caravan was clocked at 110 miles per hour. The teens were spotted Friday night while driving southbound on US 31 in Fulton County. As the Indiana State Police troopers caught up with the van, the teens allegedly started throwing alcohol containers out of the vehicle. An investigation found that the 17-year-old male driver was operating the vehicle on a learner's permit and had consumed alcohol. Inside the vehicle, troopers spotted numerous alcohol containers, multiple cases of beer, and a jug of whiskey. There were two female passengers, ages 16...
  • NYC Bars Must Serve Pregnant Women (Crazy Mayor's Human Rights Commission Counters "Discrimination")

    05/11/2016 7:52:12 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 20 replies
    The Spirits Business ^ | 9th May, 2016 | Annie Hayes
    New York Bars Must Serve Pregnant Women Policymakers in New York have released new guidance which compels bartenders to serve pregnant women alcohol if they ask for it. Published on Friday 6 May by mayor Bill de Blasio and human rights commissioner Carmelyn Malalis, the document aims to precisely state what actions constitute discrimination on the grounds of pregnancy. The purpose of the document is to ensure that pregnant women are not discriminated against by employers and are provided a safe environment to work in. The guidelines read: Judgments and stereotypes about how pregnant individuals should behave, their physical capabilities...
  • Anheuser-Busch renames Budweiser as 'America'

    05/10/2016 10:14:54 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 71 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 05/10/2016 | Aaron Smith
    Anheuser-Busch is renaming Budweiser, its most famous brand, as America. All 12-ounce cans and bottles of Budweiser will feature the word "America" on their labels, instead of Budweiser, in the brand's distinctive cursive font. The temporary label swap, which starts on May 23 and will go through the presidential election in November, is meant "to inspire drinkers to celebrate America and Budweiser's shared values of freedom and authenticity."
  • Bartenders Cant Refuse Pregnant Women Alcohol, New York City Says

    05/10/2016 3:14:44 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 32 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 9, 2016 | MIKE McPHATE
    It can be an awkward order for a pregnant woman: A glass of merlot, please. But she is legally entitled to it, according to New York City. For the first time, the city is explicitly prohibiting restaurants and bars from refusing alcoholic drink orders to mothers-to-be, with new guidelines that say doing so would represent discrimination under the citys Human Rights Law. While covered entities may attempt to justify certain categorical exclusions based on maternal or fetal safety, using safety as a pretext for discrimination or as a way to reinforce traditional gender norms or stereotypes is unlawful, the guidance...
  • NYC Mayor de Blasio forces bars to serve pregnant women

    05/09/2016 12:35:39 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 109 replies
    Washington Times ^ | May 9, 2016 | Bradford Richardson
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasios Human Rights Commission released Friday new guidelines forcing bartenders in the city to serve pregnant mothers alcohol. The guidelines say discriminatory stereotypes about what is in the best interest of the health of the fetus are impermissible by law. Judgments and stereotypes about how pregnant individuals should behave, their physical capabilities and what is or is not healthy for a fetus are pervasive in our society and cannot be used as a pretext for unlawful discriminatory decisions in employment, housing, and public accommodations, the guidelines state. The new guidelines were issued to clarify...
  • Common Sense: Why attack Kasich for telling young women not to attend parties with lots of alcohol?

    05/04/2016 9:41:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Townhall ^ | 05/03/2016 | Walter Williams
    Republican presidential aspirant John Kasich stirred up angry words from women's organizations and the Democratic Party by his response to a question from a female college student at a town hall meeting in Watertown, New York, regarding sexual assault. Kasich said all the right things about prosecuting offenders, but what got the Ohio governor in trouble with leftists was the end of his response: "I'd also give you one bit of advice: Don't go to parties where there's a lot of alcohol, OK? Don't do that." Let's examine that advice. To do so, let's ask some general questions about common...
  • Kasich attacked for telling female coeds not to attend parties where theres a lot of alcohol

    04/17/2016 6:31:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/16/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    Here’s one suggestion for all of the presidential candidates out on the trail this month… don’t get involved with any questions regarding all the unrest at the nation’s colleges. The campuses are just festering holes of distraction overrun by Social Justice Warriors who are essentially going to be a lost cause until they get out of there into the real world and receive a stiff dose of reality. And whenever the candidates try to address some of the concerns being raised there will always be somebody ready to smack them down, no matter how reasonable or well intentioned the...
  • Suspected drunken driver crashes into Highway Patrol building

    04/13/2016 1:35:49 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    Norwalk Reflector ^ | April 13, 2016 | Staff
    Troopers with the Sandusky post of the state Highway Patrol are investigating a serious injury traffic crash involving a car that crashed into their patrol post at 9:07 p.m. Tuesday. A 2006 Ford Fusion was eastbound on U.S. 6 near mile post 4 at a high rate of speed when it traveled off the right side of the roadway. The driver, Dakota Clouse, 24, was not wearing a safety belt and was ejected from the vehicle. Clouse did not have a valid license due to an operating-a-vehicle-under-the-influence conviction in September 2015. He also had an outstanding felony warrant through the...
  • Sharia Law Indonesia Canes Christian For Selling Alcoholic Drinks

    04/13/2016 8:39:48 AM PDT · by C19fan · 10 replies
    AFP ^ | April 13, 2016 | Staff
    An elderly Christian woman has been caned in a conservative Indonesian province for selling alcohol, the first time someone from outside the Islamic faith has been punished there under strict religious laws.
  • Beer, chips spill onto I-95 after semi overturns in crash

    03/23/2016 6:04:26 AM PDT · by Quality_Not_Quantity · 28 replies
    Click Orlando ^ | 3/23/16 | Click Orlando
    MELBOURNE, Fla. - A crash involving two tractor-trailers hauling beer and chips overturned on Interstate 95 in Brevard County, spilling the snacks all over the roadway and blocking lanes for hours on Wednesday morning. The crash was reported at milemarker 187 in Pineda Causeway just after 3:30 a.m. Florida Highway Patrol said the tractor-trailer carrying Busch beer was driving southbound on I-95 when the driver attempted to move into center lane and swerved to avoid another vehicle.
  • Larry Schweikart (FReeper "LS"): America's Socialist Origins (video - 5:38)

    03/21/2016 10:11:48 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 65 replies
    Prager University ^ | March 21, 2016 | Larry Schweikart
    Was America once socialist? Surprisingly, yes. The early settlers who arrived at Plymouth and Jamestown in the early 1600s experimented with socialist communes. Did it work? History professor Larry Schweikart of the University of Dayton shares the fascinating story.
  • What's the deal with Trump Wine?

    03/13/2016 3:50:19 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 38 replies
    money.cnn.com ^ | March 11, 2016: 10:58 AM ET | Aaron Smith
    What's the deal with Trump Wine? by Aaron Smith @AaronSmithCNN Donald Trump doesn't drink but he owns his own vineyard - Trump Winery - with a landing pad for his helicopter. CNNMoney (New York) First published March 11, 2016: 9:18 AM ET he site says the winery has 50,000 square feet of winemaking facilities, tank capacity of 100,000 gallons, and a 750-barrel cave. Trump also operates the vineyard's Albemarle Estate, a 26,000-square foot, 45-room mansion, as a hotel that can fetch up to $999 per night. The winery produces 40,000 cases annually and receives 100,000 visitors a year who taste...
  • Snowmachiner says he killed Iditarod dog while driving drunk

    03/12/2016 1:29:41 PM PST · by skeptoid · 38 replies
    Anchorage Dispatch News ^ | March 12, 2016 | Suzanna Caldwell
    Iditarod officials said a snowmachine attack on two top Iditarod teams has left one dog dead and several injured. Two Rivers musher Aliy Zirkle and Denali Parks Jeff King reported a snowmachiner repeatedly attempted to harm their dog teams as they traveled to the Yukon River checkpoint of Nulato early Saturday morning. Kings team was struck, according to a press release from the Iditarod Trail Committee, resulting in the death of 3-year-old Nash and non-life threatening injuries to two others: 2-year-old Banjo and 3-year-old Crosby. A dog in Zirkles team also received a non-life threatening injury. The dog was not...
  • Mom arrested after 3-year-old girl tells cops: 'I need a beer'

    03/09/2016 1:02:40 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 26 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | March 03, 2016
    Lubbock, Texas police said they could see signs of neglect everywhere: cockroaches climbing the walls, a dirty apartment, moldy dishes. But perhaps the clearest sign something was amiss was when Shauna Bennetts 3-year-old daughter reportedly told cops on Saturday: I need a beer. Bennett, 42, is charged with abandoning and endangering her child after police found the little girl wandering her apartment complex, barefoot, dirty and with bed bug bites covering her body, FOX34 reported. Bennett is currently in jail on a $15,000 bond.
  • Massive Tree Embedded In Car's Grille Tips Cops Off To Possible Drunk Driver

    03/07/2016 3:57:13 PM PST · by nascarnation · 59 replies
    Jalopnik ^ | 3/7/2016 | David Tracy
    A Chicago-area driver, whom police suspect was drunk (youll never guess HOW), crashed into a tree and wedged it into her engine bay. But instead of stopping like a normal human being might have, the trunk driver inexplicably just kept on going. The Roselle Police Department posted two pictures on its Facebook page depicting a car with a 15-foot tree sticking out of its grille. The car had been driving in suburban Chicago late at night on the 23rd of January when another driver spotted it and called the cops. An officer did eventually spot the car, possibly from a...
  • Drunk monkey brandishing huge knife terrorises bar in booze-fuelled rampage after necking rum dregs

    02/19/2016 7:10:28 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 48 replies
    Mirror ^ | 2/18/16 | Jon Livesey
    A video shows the little capuchin attacking the roof of the bar with the foot-long kitchen knife after chasing after drinkers Customers at a bar were given an almighty fright when a drunk monkey snatched a kitchen knife and started chasing them after downing leftover rum. The little capuchin - a breed known for their temper - apparently turned aggressive after helping itself to dregs of rum in the bar. Picking up the foot-long blade, the animal reportedly set about terrorising punters at the bar in Paraiba, Brazil.
  • Millennials top U.S. in wine consumption

    02/18/2016 8:01:10 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    CBS News ^ | February 16, 2016, 12:40 PM | David Schepp, Moneywatch
    There's no shortage of scorn heaped upon millennials for their perceived sense of entitlement, laissez faire attitude toward work and obsession with technology. Now add this: They like to booze it up. Millennials -- in general, people born between the early 1980s and early 2000s -- last year consumed 159.6 million cases, or 42 percent, of all the wine sold in the U.S., surpassing baby boomers and Generation X, according to a recent survey by the Wine Market Council. Research also showed that younger drinkers are thirstier than older oenophiles, drinking an average 3.1 glasses, compared to 2.4 for Gen...
  • 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...