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  • The man who seduced the 7th fleet: Fat Leonard's trail of corruption

    05/27/2016 10:01:41 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 17 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 27, 2016 | Craig Whitlock
    For months, a small team of U.S. Navy investigators and federal prosecutors secretly devised options for a high-stakes international manhunt. Could the target be snatched from his home base in Asia and rendered to the United States? Or held captive aboard an American warship? Making the challenge even tougher was the fact that the man was a master of espionage. His moles had burrowed deep into the Navy hierarchy to leak him a stream of military secrets, thwarting previous efforts to bring him to justice. The target was not a terrorist, nor a spy for a foreign power, nor the...
  • Poll: Who would America rather have a beer with? Trump or Cruz?

    01/17/2016 10:02:19 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 97 replies
    Poll questions For Freepers: Who would America (not Freepers) rather have a beer with? Trump or Cruz? Who do you trust more on Immigration? Who do you trust more on Fair Trade? Who would you rather have running your private business Trump or Cruz? Who do you trust more on NOT being politically correct?
  • 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...
  • Patrick Kennedy reveals family’s struggles with alcohol in new book

    10/03/2015 5:32:49 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 51 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 10/3/15 | Christopher Rowland and Matt Viser
    Kennedy, in a book scheduled to be released Monday, provides an intimate picture of a dysfunctional family and some of its well-publicized struggles with alcoholism and mental health issues — and what he describes as a blanket of secrecy that papered over their problems...The book, which Kennedy will discuss on CBS’s “60 Minutes” Sunday night, is bound to rile other members of the famous family. “I know how some of them are going to react,” Kennedy says in a brief excerpt from the show released by CBS. “They’re angry.” He describes a drunken sailing trip in 2000 that turned out...
  • Booze Sent to Space to Explore 'Mellow' Mechanism

    08/22/2015 12:05:35 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 31 replies ^ | Elizabeth Howell
    Tokyo-based Suntory Global Innovation Center, which has a division called Suntory Whiskey, launched a set of alcoholic beverages toward the International Space Station on Wednesday (Aug. 19) aboard Japan's fifth H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV-5). The booze includes five different types of distilled spirits, Suntory representatives said. The robotic HTV-5 is scheduled to reach the orbiting lab on Monday (Aug. 24). But astronauts will not crack open a bottle to celebrate the freighter's arrival; the liquor is flying for purely scientific purposes. Suntory plans to conduct future experiments to see how the "mellowness" of sprits is affected by microgravity and a...
  • New Zealand's First Booze-Free Bar Flops ... "No One Showed Up"

    08/10/2015 9:53:36 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 19 replies
    The Spirits Business ^ | 10th August, 2015 | Melita Kiely
    New Zealand's First Booze-Free Bar Flops The first alcohol-free bar in New Zealand has been forced to permanently close after just five weeks of trading after “no one showed up”. Situated in Auckland, Tap Bar – which stands for The After Party – charged NZ$15 for entry and non-alcoholic drinks started from NZ$5. The venue opened at midnight in the hope it would be a hot spot for customers rolling out of local nightclubs at 4am, but those revellers who did frequent the bar drank only water. “We gave it a shot and Auckland drinking culture just didn’t tie in...
  • Forest Hills' Only Gay Bar is Going Straight, Owner Says

    06/16/2015 10:33:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    DNAinfo ^ | June 16, 2015 | Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska
    The only gay bar in Forest Hills is having an identity change, its owner said. Pride owner Georgios Aspiotis, who opened the watering hole on Austin Street in October 2013, said the venue wasn't making enough money and it's changing into a "neighborhood bar" to attract a broader clientele. The bar will still be gay friendly but will no longer be described as a gay lounge, Aspiotis said Monday. He also plans to change the name of the bar to "Sorry Not Sorry," he said. “Starting July 1, I am changing the identity,” Aspiotis wrote on the bar’s Facebook page,...
  • Why Hillary May Not Win the Presidency: She may be setting herself up for a big loss

    06/11/2015 8:12:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 06/11/2015 | Ron Radosh
    Hillary Clinton must have read John Judis’ article [1] “The Emerging Republican Advantage,” which appeared last January in the National Journal. In it, he argued that a “resurgent Republican coalition” is eroding what he once believed was an “emerging Democratic majority.” What changed is that what remains of the white-working class is deserting the Democrats in droves; and secondly, that Republicans are dramatically gaining the support of the American middle class, a group that Democrats used to take for granted. “The defection of these voters” Judis writes, “—who, unlike the white working class, are a growing part of the electorate—is genuinely...
  • Tunisian Scholar Mohamed Talbi: The Quran Does Not Prohibit Alcohol, Prostitution, or Homosexuality

    05/19/2015 3:49:04 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 18 replies
    MEMRI ^ | 15/4/15
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  • Brooklyn Woman Steals $10K Worth of Mini Alcohol Bottles from American Airlines Jets

    04/29/2015 4:19:28 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 18 replies
    The Spirits Business ^ | 29th April, 2015 | Melita Kiely
    Woman steals $10k worth of mini alcohol bottles • An aeroplane cleaner working at JFK Airport has been arrested for allegedly stealing more than 1,400 miniature bottles of booze worth US$10,000. Juanette Cullum, 48, of Brooklyn, allegedly stole the alcohol over a three-year period from American Airlines planes in Terminal 8, reports the New York Post. Police were alerted to the thefts by an airport security guard, and uncovered 1,429 miniatures bottles hidden in a wardrobe at Cullum’s home. On average, the 50ml bottles have an RRP of US$7 each on flights. But while the loot is estimated to worth...
  • In the press, panic over Hillary’s self-destruction is growing

    04/27/2015 1:07:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/27/2015 | Noah Rothman
    How do you know that a Democrat has found him or herself embroiled in a particularly devastating scandal? When the press begins to ask when the Republicans will begin “overplaying” their hands. This weekend, you could feel the ground beginning to fall out from beneath Hillary Clinton’s supporters as members of the reporting and commentary classes began to express their doubts about the former secretary of state’s ethics. Among some prominent members of the media who are generally not predisposed to dismiss the Democratic candidate in a presidential race, the Clinton Foundation’s shady fundraising practices and the former secretary’s...
  • New Orleans bans smoking

    04/22/2015 6:50:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 90 replies ^ | 4/22/2014 | Cheryl Chumley
    In New Orleans, midnight sounded on last call – for smoking. A new law just took effect banning cigarettes, cigars and other forms of tobacco smoking from all bars. And some local residents are relieved. “This is one of the smokiest bars in town,” said Steve Zweibaum, speaking to the New York Times from one local bar. “I know a bunch of people who don’t come in here because of the smoke. Maybe they’ll come back.”
  • Sheriff: Hundreds watched ‘gang rape’ in Panama City Beach, did nothing

    04/13/2015 4:03:43 PM PDT · by chasio649 · 91 replies ^ | 4/13/15 | Tribune Media Wire
    BAY COUNTY, Fla. – Two college students are under arrest after police found cell phone video allegedly showing the gang rape of an intoxicated teen outside a popular Panama City Beach bar during spring break. Hundreds stood by in “broad, open daylight” as the 19-year-old woman, who appeared to be passed out on a chair behind the Spinnaker Beach Club, was sexually assaulted by one man after another, Bay County Sheriff Frank McKeithen told Many watched, some recording with their phones — but no one tried to intervene, officials said.
  • One Thing That Might Surprise You About Hillary Clinton

    03/03/2015 6:53:28 PM PST · by prairiebreeze · 75 replies
    ABC News ^ | Feb. 21, 2015 | Benjamin Bell
    Covering Clinton, what is one thing that has surprised you about her? Amy Chozick: Hmm. She likes to drink. We were on the campaign trail in 2008 and the press thought she was just taking shots to pander to voters in Pennsylvania. Um, no.
  • Skating Star Tai Babilonia Opens Up About Her Struggle With Alcoholism

    01/10/2015 7:52:35 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 37 replies
    CBSLA ^ | pat harvey
    1988 is when she crashed: “It was nonstop work. The money was rolling in. You have a lot of people relying on you. But I get it, I signed up for the job so follow through – I just couldn’t, I couldn’t follow through. And, I tried to take my life.” Babilonia hit rock bottom. “Once I was getting my stomach pumped, a little light went on saying, ‘You have a voice and you’re allowed to use it. So, girl, use it,’ ” she said. It’s an emotional subject for Babilonia, and some things are still too difficult to discuss....
  • Booze calculator: What's your drinking nationality?

    12/20/2014 5:45:08 PM PST · by EveningStar · 95 replies
    BBC News ^ | December 18, 2014
    In the month of December alcohol consumption increases as many people celebrate the festive season. But how does your drinking measure up to the average from countries around the world? Find out below if you are similar to a boozy Belarusian or a teetotal Kuwaiti.
  • Couple arrested after getting toddler so drunk the boy's blood alcohol was ......

    FULL TITLE: Couple arrested after getting toddler so drunk the boy's blood alcohol was THREE times the legal limit A couple is in jail after allegedly giving their toddler a mixed drink and giving the boy alcohol poisoning. Cobb County, Georgia, authorities say the boy's blood alcohol level was 0.29 when he was taken to the hospital, more than three times the legal limit for drivers in that state. The unidentified boy's mother, Jasmin Briana Moore, of Mableton, and William Chester Hickson, of Atlanta, were arrested and each charged with cruelty to children in the first degree.
  • Anchorage police: No charges in Palin birthday brawl

    10/09/2014 5:35:47 PM PDT · by skeptoid · 69 replies
    Alaska Dispatch News ^ | Laurel Andrews|
    Prosecutors won't proceed with charges in a brawl that involved several members of the Palin family, Anchorage police said Thursday. The news comes as Anchorage police released reports Thursday morning outlining witness statements in the fight. Police were called to South Anchorage regarding a brawl involving about 20 people that had broken out at Korey Klingenmeyer's house on the evening of Sept. 6. The event was a birthday party for brothers Marc and Matthew McKenna and Klingenmeyer’s son. Five police officers wrote up police reports on the scene. More than 15 witnesses were interviewed, and the statements offer conflicting information...
  • 200-year-old booze found in shipwreck -- and it's still drinkable

    08/15/2014 5:24:51 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 29 replies ^ | 8/15/14 | Agata Blaszczak-Boxe/
    A 200-year-old stoneware seltzer bottle that was recently recovered from a shipwreck at the bottom of the Baltic Sea contains alcohol, according to the results of a preliminary analysis. Researchers discovered the well-preserved and sealed bottle in June, while exploring the so-called F53.31 shipwreck in Gdańsk Bay, close to the Polish coast. Preliminary laboratory tests have now shown the bottle contains a 14-percent alcohol distillate, which may be vodka or a type of gin called jenever, most likely diluted with water. The chemical composition of the alcohol corresponds to that of the original brand of "Selters" water that is engraved...
  • 100 years ago today, the US Navy banned alcohol but had one last party

    07/01/2014 7:49:59 AM PDT · by Saint X · 10 replies
    USNI News ^ | July 1, 2014 | USNI News Staff
    As a flotilla of naval vessels from around the world participates in the Rim of the Pacific Exercise (RIMPAC) to sustain relationships in the maritime community, a century ago this week international navies converged for a remarkably different occasion—to drink the last of the U.S. Navy’s supply of alcohol. On July 1, 1914 the ships of the U.S. Navy officially became dry under General Order No. 99.
  • Drinking ban in Korea successful with no alcohol-related incidents

    06/24/2014 3:03:18 AM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | 6/24/2014 | Ashley Rowland
    The 7th Air Force called last weekend’s ban on drinking a “success,” with no alcohol-related incidents recorded during the 66-hour period. The ban on alcohol purchase and consumption was in place for all airmen in South Korea from noon Friday through 6 a.m. Monday. Violators could have faced punishment under the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Command spokeswoman Maj. Richelle Dowdell said the alcohol stand-down was successful because it gave airmen a chance to reflect on their mission, gave them “time to consider what we must do to change — not only as individuals but to promote a culture of...
  • The Food Trend Alert: Pizza Burgers, Baconomics and Boozy Read-Alouds

    06/02/2014 3:59:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    SNIP As you've probably realized by now, we have a weakness for extremely quirky food combinations -- hello, Cronut and Ramenburger -- and extraordinarily large things, like the 4,000-pound chocolate cake Guittard made for Beverly Hills' centennial. So how could we not tell you about the Screamin' Pizza Burger? According to Nick, the blogger behind DudeFoods -- and the man who brought the concept of bacon-lattice into the public consciousness -- all you need to make one is two full-size frozen pizzas, one four-pound beef patty and a spatula of mind-blowing proportions. Find instructions and photos -- and details on...
  • CHARGES: Neighbor, 61, pulls gun on father teaching girl to ride bike

    06/02/2014 2:01:33 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 27 replies
    FOX 9 ^ | 1/6/2014 | FOX 9
    ROSEMOUNT, Minn. (KMSP) - It's yet another instance of a neighbor puling a gun on a neighbor. This time, it happened in Rosemount, Minn. while a father was teaching his 7-year-old daughter how to ride a bicycle. Gary Drake, 61, is facing second-degree assault and terroristic threat charges after he was accused of brandishing a shotgun on Daytona Way last week. It's an idyllic street, but neighbors there like to talk. When Jeanne Helgeson heard rumors that a well-known neighbor had threatened someone with a gun, she didn't believe it -- until her next-door neighbor confirmed the details, that is....
  • CURL: Why Hillary Clinton’s health matters

    05/29/2014 9:36:51 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 18 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 5/25/14 | Joe Curl
    Is Hillary Clinton’s health an issue for 2016? You bet it is, and well it should be. -snip- On Dec. 7, 2012, she disappeared from view — without a word. Three days passed before the State Department said the secretary of state was “under the weather” as it announced she would cancel a planned trip to the Middle East. -snip- And this wasn’t her first episode. In 1998, she was treated for a blood clot in her leg. She fainted during a 2005 speech in Buffalo, N.Y., broke her elbow in an unexplained 2009 fall in the State Department garage,...
  • Get Ready for Powdered Alcohol to Hit Liquor Stores This Fall

    04/21/2014 3:18:24 AM PDT · by markomalley · 32 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 4/20/2014 | Josh Feldman
    Powdered. Alcohol. Putting aside whether you think it sounds like a good idea, does it not seem like an intriguing concept? Well, Palcohol has officially been approved by the U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, so expect this alcoholic version of the Kool-Aid powder to be in liquor stores soon enough!Here’s the pitch for Palcohol on its website: “Wouldn’t it be great to have alcohol in powder form so all one had to do is add water? Since powder is light and compact, it wouldn’t be a burden to carry.”They expect to be selling it starting this fall,...
  • Sorority accused of forcing men to eat dog treats

    04/10/2014 12:51:21 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 105 replies ^ | Apr 10, 2014 | Unknown
    STORRS, Conn. (AP) - University of Connecticut officials have suspended a sorority as they investigate allegations that its members forced men to drink booze, eat dog treats, paint their bodies, wear women's underwear and take alcohol shots off each other's bodies.
  • Boehner GOP primary foe: Speaker is what is wrong in DC

    02/17/2014 5:40:27 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 7 replies ^ | 2/15/14 | Raquel Okyay
    Challenger to Speaker John A. Boehner (R.-Ohio) told Human Events that conservatism has been lost due to a lack of resolve by a leader who is at-odds with Republican Party principles and too eager to help President Barack Obama. “Once again, Speaker Boehner surrendered to the president—this time without the fight we were promised,” said Joseph D. “J.D.” Winteregg a Troy, Ohio schoolteacher and first-time congressional candidate in the 2014 GOP primary. Boehner, who Winteregg said he criticizes for being a Republican leader complicit with Democrat Party demands, has been a member of the House of Representatives for 29 years...
  • France issues U.S. travel advisories but fails to warn of Utah’s liquor laws

    11/19/2013 6:42:46 AM PST · by Utah Binger · 24 replies
    The Ogden Standard Examiner ^ | 11/19/2013 | Mark Saal
    What's up with the French? We're referring specifically here to a recent story by The Washington Post. In the spirit of the travel warnings the U.S. State Department issues for other countries, The Washington Post documented any number of U.S. cities to avoid. And what a list it is. Cities the French government tells its citizens to avoid are: Boston, New York City, Washington, Baltimore and more. Have we left anyone out?snip Salt Lake City: Headquarters of the LDS Church, this town is lousy with Mormons -- an annoyingly friendly people. And because many of them served missions abroad, an...
  • Chelsea Clinton: Mom Needs Rest (Video)

    10/17/2013 7:52:16 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 17, 2013 | Emily Goodin
    Chelsea Clinton isn't pushing her mom to make a quick decision about the 2016 presidential race. She told attendees at the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit in Washington on Thursday that she wants her mother, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, to have time to rest.
  • TGI Fridays in NJ fined $500K for switching booze

    08/03/2013 7:35:49 AM PDT · by Libloather · 28 replies
    MSN ^ | 7/31/13
    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - An operator of TGI Fridays restaurants in New Jersey has agreed to pay a $500,000 fine for serving customers cheap booze when they paid for top shelf. **SNIP** The franchisee also faces a lawsuit in state court by two women who claim Briad had instituted a uniform policy to substitute cut-rate liquor for premium brands for over at least a year, in violation of the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act. It seeks reimbursement for all customer losses and punitive damages of three times the price of each drink. Twenty-nine establishments, including 13 TGI Fridays, had been...
  • Kenya detains 1,000 'under-age drinkers' in Nairobi

    07/09/2013 5:40:57 AM PDT · by Renfield · 7 replies
    BBC News ^ | 7-8-2013
    More than 1,000 children suspected of under-age drinking were arrested in Kenya's capital Nairobi over the weekend, police say. Bars and clubs were raided after complaints that they had become crowded with schoolchildren during a three-week teachers' strike. Most of the children were later released because there were not enough cells to hold them, police said.....
  • Two arrested on suspicion of murder following booze-fueled Bemidji-area melee [MUGSHOTS] (MN)

    03/22/2013 6:50:58 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 18 replies
    city pages ^ | 3-22-13 | Aaron Rupar
    When officers responded to the scene of a brawl in Ten Lake Township at about 6:30 p.m. yesterday, about 13 miles east of Bemidji, they found "a large group of extremely intoxicated individuals who were bleeding and in various states of distress," according to a Beltrami County Sheriff's Office press release.
  • Booze vs Bullets

    03/17/2013 5:47:49 PM PDT · by phil_t · 16 replies
    Gazette.Net ^ | March 8, 2013 | Blair Lee
    Every year 9,878 Americans are killed in drunken-driving accidents, and 350,000 more are injured (compared to 8,583 Americans who are victims of firearms murders). Alcohol abuse and addiction also lead to underage drinking, binge drinking, date rape, divorce, disability, suicide, career failures and widespread health hazards, placing a significant strain on public and private health systems. The time has come to limit access to alcohol, an inherently dangerous substance. That’s why every state lawmaker and voter should support Gov. Martin O’Malley’s farsighted reform initiative, “The Alcohol Safety Act of 2013.” The act provides three reform measures as follows: Prohibit High-Capacity...
  • Our View: Zion curtains are weird

    03/06/2013 7:09:27 AM PST · by Utah Binger · 17 replies
    Ogden Standard Examiner ^ | 3/6/2013 | Editorial Staff
    We completely agree with Utah House Speaker Becky Lockhart, R-Provo, who calls Zion Curtains, partitions that prevent patrons from viewing bartenders and open liquor bottles at restaurants, “weird.” They are very weird, and their presence in eateries makes Utah look silly. Rep. Ryan Wilcox, R-Ogden, has sponsored House Bill 228, which would tear down the goofy partitions. We hope it gets through both bodies of the Utah Legislature. Its chances of success are better in the House than the Senate, though. The chief reason for the bill’s lower chance of Senate approval is the presence of Utah County’s Sen. John...
  • Just Like Beer, Scotch Gets Canned

    02/08/2013 6:57:39 PM PST · by Drew68 · 57 replies
    ABC News ^ | 09 Jan 13 | Lauren Torrisi
    Just when the controversy over the banned FourLoko has died down, a beverage company has come out with straight Scotch in a can, just like soda pop. Though there’s been no uproar so far, as was the case with the alcohol-caffeine combo FourLoko, Scottish Spirits’ “Scotch in a Can” is being marketed as a “distilled and matured in Scotland for a minimum of 3 years in oak casks.” It has notes of “honey, vanilla, butterscotch, apples and pears,” and a “hint of peat and smoke in the background,” as described on their site. Each can contains about eight shots or...
  • Is Hillary Clinton an Alcoholic? (Poll to FReep)

    01/05/2013 5:39:52 AM PST · by Bon mots · 55 replies
    Sodahead ^ | January 5, 2013 | Sodahead
    Poll to FReep. We all know that Hillary's booze-induced stumble, face plant and concussion were powered by spirits - not the vengeful spirits of her evil deeds past, but the kind that come in a bottle. Here is a fun poll to upset the lefties who are already trying to promote the world's most favorites and smartest and cleverest woman as the first woman President. Let's go Alinsky on her.
  • Chrysler Auto Workers fired...are back on the job

    12/07/2012 8:20:16 PM PST · by RckyRaCoCo · 34 replies ^ | Dec 07, 2012 | Rob Wolchek
    Two years ago Fox 2 Problem Solver Rob Wolchek got a tip from someone inside Chrysler's Jefferson North Assembly plant about what some workers were doing at the park on their lunch break.
  • Adventures with Alcohol

    11/09/2012 9:58:25 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 11 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 09 November 2012 | Reaganite Republican
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  • Welsh Restaurant Served Double Whisky to Two-Year-Old Celebrating His Birthday (U.K.)

    10/11/2012 11:08:29 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 52 replies
    AP ^ | October 12, 2012 | AP
    Welsh restaurant Frankie and Benny's served booze to toddler A RESTAURANT chain has apologised for accidentally serving alcohol to a toddler in Wales, calling it a case of human error. The BBC reported that two-year-old Sonny Rees was taken to a hospital emergency room after drinking whisky at his second birthday party at a Frankie and Benny's restaurant in Swansea. His mother, Nina Rees, said he was clearly intoxicated. She said she tasted his drink, which was supposed to be lime juice and water, after noticing that he was making a funny face. "It was whisky, I would say a...
  • Whisky windfall: Man finds rare 100-year-old bottles hidden in the attic

    07/06/2012 5:38:52 PM PDT · by yorkie · 77 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | July 6, 2012 | Meghan Neal
    When a Missouri man decided to install central air-conditioning and central heat in the attic of his historic house, he found much more than he bargained for. Bryan Fite, of St. Joseph, Mo., discovered 13 bottles of century-old whisky under the floorboards in the attic of his 1850s house. He didn't recognize his good fortune right away, thinking the bottles were tubes or oddly shaped installation pipes. But Fite soon discovered he was sitting on a goldmine of antique whisky - the bottles are likely worth several hundred dollars each, and possibly more.
  • Mother shoots, kills son during bedroom assault(NC)

    01/17/2012 12:42:38 PM PST · by marktwain · 30 replies ^ | 16 January, 2012 | Justin Barger
    LONG VIEW, NC (WBTV) - A mother had to shoot and kill her own son in what investigators are calling self defense early Friday morning. Long View police responded to 1st Avenue Place in Long View around 1 a.m. in reference to a shots fired call. When officers arrived they found 21-year-old Justin Barger shot dead in floor. Barger's parents told investigators they had poured out all the alcohol in the house after Barger became drunk. When his parents went to bed, Barger went into their bedroom and started assaulting them by pulling them out of bed and beating them...
  • Liquor board approves price hikes on 300 products [PA]

    01/12/2012 5:46:16 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 21 replies ^ | 11 Jan 2012 | Dennis Owens
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) - Get ready to dig deeper to pay for that favorite bottle of wine or alcohol. Prices on hundreds of products at Pennsylvania's wine and spirits stores are going up. The Liquor Control Board on Wednesday voted unanimously to approve higher prices requested by the suppliers of more than 300 of the 30,000 products offered through the state store system. PLCB Chairman Patrick "PJ" Stapleton said the suppliers could have pulled their products without the increase. "The choice is - do we raise the price of Smirnoff and let the consumers decide or do we say there's...
  • The Great Bloomberg Booze Backlash of 2012

    01/12/2012 5:41:01 PM PST · by absentee · 6 replies ^ | 1/12/2012 | Caleb Howe
    Do these stomach crusaders, these modern day abolitionists, take no lesson from history? Top down societal engineering does not work. Especially not in this country. We the people won’t sit idly by and be rationed bread and water just because a bunch of rich politicians think we’re too fat and talk funny and believe grits are a real thing. The phrase “cold, dead fingers” comes to mind.
  • Union Workers Making Body Armor Caught On Camera Smoking Weed (Insane Video)

    11/28/2011 8:24:36 AM PST · by GlockThe Vote · 19 replies
    RCP ^ | November 28, 2011 | Staff
    <p>Several employees at a plant in Detroit called Tower Defense and Aerospace were caught drinking booze and smoking marijuana during their afternoon break for lunch.</p> <p>Tower Defense and Aerospace makes armored parts for U.S. military trucks and planes. According to the WJBK-TV report the plant makes "parts for Humvees and Stryker combat vehicles destined for Afgahnistan and Iraq.</p>
  • How About Including Gross Graphic Images on Alcoholic Beverages?

    11/22/2011 8:11:30 AM PST · by Amerisrael · 139 replies · 3+ views
    How about forcing the manufacturers of alcoholic beverages to include graphic images of victims of alcohol-related fatal auto accidents on every purchase of a six-pack of beer, bottle of wine, or liquor? Or horrible graphic images of alcohol-related diseased kidneys or livers?Graphic images of victims of alcohol-related violence, disease, and auto accidents included along with every television advertisement?Including such horrible graphic images would tell the "other side" of the effects of the consumption of alcoholic beverages that Budweiser, and other well known sponsors of sporting events, deliberately do not address in their advertising. But that would sure make the booze lobby upset.The federal anti-smoking campaign wants to...
  • Judge Tells Woman At Sentencing: 'You Were Wasted'

    09/03/2011 11:51:12 AM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The woman sentenced less than 24 hours ago for assaulting a Jefferson County Public Schools bus driver wasn't scheduled to report to jail until Friday night, but Chesica White is already there. She was jailed after reporting to the probation office. When a Jefferson Circuit Court judge ordered White to spend 30 days in jail, he also told her she would be subject to random drug testing. Courtroom Video "Ms. White, it was apparent to almost everybody in the courtroom yesterday that you were higher than a kite," Judge McKay Chauvin said in court Friday morning. "So...
  • A Drink a Day May Keep Alzheimer's Away (Analysis of 143 studies shows risk decreased by 23%)

    08/26/2011 12:49:36 PM PDT · by Stoat · 47 replies
    Medscape Medical News ^ | August 26, 2011 | Fran Lowry
    A Drink a Day May Keep Alzheimer's Away Fran Lowry   August 26, 2011 — Light to moderate drinking seems to reduce the risk for dementia and cognitive decline, according to a new study published in the August issue of Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment. A meta-analysis of 143 studies on the effects of alcohol on the brain showed that moderate drinking, defined as no more than 2 drinks a day for a man and no more than 1 drink a day for a woman, reduced the risk for Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia by 23%. "It doesn't seem...
  • Two men allegedly flew pirate flag as they broke into boat on Gloucester Harbor(Arrgh!)

    08/05/2011 4:27:51 PM PDT · by GQuagmire · 25 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 08/05/2011 4:01 PM | Jaime Lutz
    Two men who were flying the Jolly Roger pirate flag on their boat are facing charges after boarding another boat moored in Gloucester Harbor Thursday night, police said.
  • The Mourning After - The Hangover and You

    07/20/2011 5:53:34 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 32 replies
    Modern Drunkard ^ | June? July? 2011 | Frank Kelly Rich
    Ancient Greeks engraved their drinking cups with groveling entreaties to the spirit Pausikrepalos, whose main job was delegating and regulating hangovers. Their Roman counterparts preferred to wolf down fried canaries and owl eggs. The Mongolians relied on sheep eyes, the Assyrians swore by ground-up sparrow beaks. Colonial Puritans flogged themselves and bled the hangover out, while Old West cowboys brewed up a pot of Jackrabbit dung tea. Voodoo-inclined Haitians would (and probably still do) jab 13 pins into the cork of the bottle that brought the pain. And then there’s the hair of the dog. The theory that a hangover...
  • Police: Mom Paid Baby Sitter With Booze

    07/11/2011 6:41:07 PM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    MUNCIE, Ind. -- A central Indiana woman has been arrested for allegedly giving alcohol to teenagers to pay them for baby-sitting her three children. Thirty-year-old Lindsey R. Jones of Muncie faces preliminarily charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, neglect of a dependent and marijuana possession. She remained jailed Monday at the Delaware County Jail. The Star Press reports that a 15-year-old girl told police that Jones gave her alcohol Thursday in exchange for the teen baby-sitting her three children -- ages 11, 7 and 3. The teen told officers she then invited five friends over to drink...