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  • For Whom The Bitch Tolls

    08/05/2017 4:50:44 PM PDT · by Eagles Field · 58 replies
    8-5-17 | Eagles Field
    A crashing bore, there is no more There’s social media, fakebook whores The freak is king, the shriek our gospel Post and share, we drink from the bottle And everyone thinks they’re Aristotle You can find the answer in every verse A big thumbs up for all, paint the fools curse A soulless woman, a little man Typing fury, angst filled also ran Transgendered 4 year olds, makes mother of the year Muslims plotting our death, is not what it appears But there’s movie stars birthdays, the death of another Silicon and celluloid, our heroes, big brother The screen screams...
  • Now You Can Buy Deodorant That Smells Like Rosé

    06/22/2017 10:46:55 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    cbsBoston ^ | 06/22/2017
    Booze isn’t just for drinking anymore. Just in time for summer, one company has released a line of deodorants that smell like your favorite alcoholic beverages. ... The limited edition brunch boxed set from Native Cosmetics includes scents like Rosé, Mimosa and Sangria. ... A three-pack sells for $30 online, including shipping.
  • Even moderate drinking could harm the brain

    06/07/2017 12:42:36 PM PDT · by Mariner · 115 replies
    CBS News ^ | June 7th, 2017 | By ASHLEY WELCH
    Heavy drinking can lead to a number of serious health problems, including increased risk of cancer, heart disease, and dementia, but consuming even moderate levels of alcohol could be dangerous, as well, new research suggests. The study, published in The BMJ, finds that moderate drinkers were three times more likely to experience a decline in mental skills than people who drank no alcohol at all. For the study, researchers analyzed data on weekly alcohol intake in 550 healthy British men and women over a period of 30 years. The participants had an average age of 43 at the start of...
  • Chavez's image taken off altars

    04/06/2002 9:41:49 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies · 736+ views
    United Press International ^ | March 4, 2002 | Uwe Siemon-Netto,UPI Religion Correspondent
    Lately, Chavez declared himself a member of a charismatic congregation, thus allegedly belonging to his country's fastest-growing branch of Christianity. But then he angered the country's National Catholic Bishops Conference by communing at a Mass organized by a priest of pro-Communist leanings. Should you have any doubt that Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez is in serious decline, consider this: His bust is being removed from the altars of his country's popular religion, a renowned anthropologist told United Press International on Monday. Less than four years ago, the syncretistic Maria Lionza cult celebrated Chavez as the reincarnation of Simon Bolivar, (1783-1830),...
  • 'Frat Lives Matter' Painted on UConn Spirit Rock

    03/01/2017 4:26:06 AM PST · by simpson96 · 11 replies
    NBC Connecticut ^ | 2/27/2017 | Ken Buffa
    Greeting the UConn students on their Storrs campus Monday morning was a message spray-painted on the school's spirit rock that reads: "Frat Lives Matter." "I think it's too soon," said student Dez Williams. Late last week, six kappa sigma fraternity brothers were arrested in relation to the death of a 19-year-old student. In October, Jeffny Pally died after being run over by a campus fire SUV. Police said Pally had an alcohol level more than three times the legal limit and had been sitting against the fire dept garage doors when they opened for the vehicle. Authorities said Pally had...
  • Poitín now legal to drink in Ireland as first license given [Poteen, moonshine]

    12/30/2016 5:08:46 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 1,787 replies
    Irish Central ^ | December 30, 2016 05:36 AM | IrishCentral Staff
    After generations of his family spent their lives as outlaws for making the infamous Irish poitín, Pádraic Ó Griallais has finally been able to carry out the family business in the open just under a decade after the spirit was outlawed. Taking a career break from his job as a high school teacher to establish a new business based on his old family recipe, Ó Griallais is free to produce and sell the highly alcoholic spirit as he pleases without the interference of the Gardaí [Irish police], who hounded the previous poitín distillers in his family with raids to put...
  • Ancient Beverage Brewed In Milwaukee

    10/28/2016 9:51:13 AM PDT · by fishtank · 27 replies
    Archaeology ^ | 10-25-16 | NPR
    ANCIENT BEVERAGE BREWED IN MILWAUKEE MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN — NPR reports that archaeologist Bettina Arnold of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and her research team worked with Lakefront Brewery to try to re-create an alcoholic beverage that had been placed in a bronze cauldron and buried in a grave sometime between 400 and 450 B.C. in what is now Germany. The recipe was based upon the research of paleobotanist Manfred Rösch, who analyzed the residues in the Iron Age cauldron. He found evidence of honey, meadowsweet, barley, and mint—ingredients in a type of beverage known as a braggot.
  • (The Case Against $15 Minimum Wage) Study: Apes Could Make Competent Bartenders

    08/15/2016 3:35:40 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 32 replies
    The Spirits Business ^ | 15 August 2016 | Nicola Carruthers
    Study: Apes Could Make Competent Bartenders An ape in Sweden has demonstrated human-level flavour prediction abilities by memorising cocktail ingredients, according to a recent study. By providing a captive orangutan with its own personal cocktail bar, a group of researchers found that large primates exhibit a type of taste memory thought to be unique to humans. In a new study published in the Animal Cognition journal, researchers at Lund University in Sweden offered Naong, a male orangutan at a Swedish Zoo, three distinct tasting juices – cherry, rhubarb and lemon – as well as cider apple vinegar. Each in a...
  • 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
    yahoo.com ^ | 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
    wnd.com ^ | 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.”