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  • 'Drunkorexia' is the newest trend to rise on college campuses

    07/03/2016 10:39:41 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 38 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3 July 2016 | By Reporter
    A new dangerous eating disorder has been plaguing college campuses, a study has found. 'Drunkorexia' describes a behavior when a student will skip a meal or exercise excessively before drinking. They will then deliberately purge during or afterward. The main point of drunkorexia is to cut down on calories and instead save them for drinking. It's intent is also to increase a buzz when drinking.
  • Woman Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Hosting Party Where Teen Died

    05/26/2016 12:33:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    KFOR ^ | 5/26/16 | Jessica Bruno
    A Lexington woman is sentenced to 20 years in prison after a 15-year-old boy dies of alcohol poisoning at a party at her home. 15-year-old Nicholas Faught died at the party allegedly hosted by Tonya Moss and Justin Moore in March of 2015. At the sentencing, the victim's mother gave her testimony, the whole time choking back tears and looking straight at Moss saying she will never understand what her family is going through. The defendant also gave her testimony, claiming she did not know about the party and thought her son was only having a bonfire with a few...
  • China Bans Depictions of Gay People on Television (Also no Cleavage or Reincarnation)

    05/08/2016 2:45:49 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 82 replies
    Guardian ^ | 5-4-2016 | Hannah Petersen
    The Chinese government has banned all depictions of gay people on television, as part of a cultural crackdown on “vulgar, immoral and unhealthy content”. “No television drama shall show abnormal sexual relationships and behaviours, such as incest, same-sex relationships, sexual perversion, sexual assault, sexual abuse, sexual violence, and so on.” The ban also extends to smoking, drinking, adultery, sexually suggestive clothing, even reincarnation. China’s State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television told television producers it would constantly monitor TV channels to ensure the new rules were strictly adhered to.
  • Cornell student sues New York Attorney General: Says drinking age unconstitutional

    02/18/2016 11:25:10 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 93 replies
    Ithaca Voice ^ | FEBRUARY 17, 2016 | BY JOLENE ALMENDAREZ
    ITHACA, N.Y. -- A Cornell student is suing New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman after claiming that the legal drinking age of 21 makes him feel "ostracized and excluded" from other graduate students. The action was filed by Matthew Uhalde Wednesday at the Tompkins County Court. According to the documents, Uhalde claims to have graduated in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science degree and was admitted to a graduate program at Cornell University in fall 2015, at the age of 19. Uhalde says that because nearly all unofficial graduate school activities involve alcohol, he is not able to have a...
  • 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.
  • Month off drinking slashes risk of disease

    10/26/2015 4:45:03 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 12 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | Oct. 25, 2015 | COREY CHARLTON
    Full title: "Month off drinking slashes risk of disease: Abstaining found to heal the liver and lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels" Drinkers should take a month off alcohol to prevent serious illness in later life, doctors warned yesterday. They cited dramatic British research showing how abstention can heal the liver and lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Patients who gave up for four weeks were also at lower risk of developing cancer and diabetes.
  • So. . .what are the rules of the Drinking Game for tonight's Democratic "Debate" ??

    10/13/2015 7:28:40 AM PDT · by Salgak · 56 replies
    None | 10/13/2015 | Self
    So. . . what are the rules for the inevitable Drinking Game for tonight's debate. I've seen the "Bernie Rule", every time Sanders pushes a "free" government program, you chug someone ELSE'S beer. And the Hillary! Debate technique of leaving the bar, taking the server with you, and having them make you drinks at home. But we need some point-scorers, gang. What do we drink to when the Teflon Leprechaun says something dumb. . .or bares his chest. . .or pulls out a musical instrument. What will Chaffee be tonight, Democrat, Republican, Independent, or just Confused. And what points can...
  • Disturbing video shows Florida State QB punch woman in bar incident

    07/07/2015 5:04:50 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 134 replies
    SB Nation ^ | Jul 6, 2015 | Luke Zimmermann
    The State Attorney's Office in Tallahassee, Fla., released surveillance video on Monday showing FSU quarterback De'Andre Johnson punching a female student at a bar a month ago.
  • America’s Drunkest States

    07/02/2015 1:17:06 PM PDT · by detective · 53 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 06.29.15 | James Joiner
    New study shows where we drink the most, and who’s doing it. A new study has been released that tells us a lot about our nation’s drinking habits. Which states drink a lot? Which house the most teetotalers? Where do you fall? See below:
  • 'We give you the chance to drink through history'

    04/07/2015 3:27:58 PM PDT · by WesternCulture · 16 replies ^ | Whatever | The Local
    History buff Tiffany Alnefelt, 30, met her Swedish husband while she was studying in Ireland. The pair now run an alternative tour for visitors to Stockholm, via some of the city's oldest pubs. Bobbie Carlson tagged along. Long wooden tables fill candle a candle lit room. Cosy furs cover the seats and Viking shields and helmets adorn the walls. This is the setting at Aifur, a well-known Viking bar in Stockholm's Old Town (Gamla Stan) and the first of four stops on the Stockholm Historic Pub Tour. What started as a mutual interest, has turned into an exciting part-time career...
  • Peter Stuyvesant's rules for drinking responsibly (NYC opens historical records)

    12/11/2014 5:04:01 AM PST · by NYer · 34 replies
    Bowery Boys ^ | December 3, 2014
    From A New and Accurate Map of the Entire New Netherland, engraving believed to be by Carolus Allard, courtesy the Department of Records   Over the Thanksgiving holiday, the New York City Department of Records just blew the minds of history geeks everywhere.  They released the first batch of digitized documents from the first years of the city's existence, back when it was the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam. You can find the first batch of released documents at the city's attractive new portal here. This is the equivalent of pulling out old photo albums of you playing with...
  • City Considers Allowing Police Warrantless Access To Homes To Check For Underage Drinking

    09/23/2014 1:50:34 PM PDT · by Teotwawki · 66 replies
    Personal Liberty Digest ^ | Sept. 19, 2014 | Ben Bullard
    In a move that, if adopted, would almost certainly be brought into the courts, a northern New Jersey town is contemplating an ordinance that would grant local police access — without a search warrant — into private residences in order to check up on allegations of underage drinking. Officials in the town of Montville, on the western edge of the New York metropolitan area’s sprawl, are discussing the new ordinance — perhaps counterintuitively — in terms of keeping underage drinking in check while helping young people avoid establishing criminal records that can follow them throughout their lives. “While teens caught...
  • The Truth We Won’t Admit: Drinking Is Healthy

    09/08/2014 8:50:36 AM PDT · by TangoLimaSierra · 87 replies ^ | August 12, 2014 | Stanton Peele
    The U.S. public health establishment buries overwhelming evidence that abstinence is a cause of heart disease and early death. People deserve to know that alcohol gives most of us a higher life expectancy—even if consumed above recommended limits.
  • Camille Paglia: The Drinking Age Is Past Its Prime

    04/24/2014 4:45:51 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 65 replies ^ | April 24, 2014 | Camille Paglia
    The age 21 rule sets the United States apart from all advanced Western nations, and it has pushed kids toward pills and other anti-social behavior.
  • Powdered alcohol is a thing, promises to make game day better

    04/18/2014 10:15:49 PM PDT · by eldoradude · 26 replies
    SB Nation ^ | April 18, 2014 | James Dator
    This is a product where absolutely nothing will go wrong, we're sure. Trying to sneak booze is an American past time. Well, not THE American past time -- but now there's a way for you to sneak alcohol easily into your favorite sporting event! Heck, you don't even need to use a syrup bottle. Meet "Palcohol"
  • Passenger testifies in trial for man accused of killing Miami Heat dancer [Drunk Homosexual]

    03/19/2014 3:45:51 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    WPLG-TV ^ | 3/18/14 | Roger Lohse
    A man who was riding in the car with Mario Careaga testified in court Tuesday that his partner had two or three vodka and tonic drinks before getting behind the wheel of his Mercedes Benz. Careaga, 46, is charged with DUI manslaughter in the Sept. 10, 2010, crash
  • State of the Union Drinking Bingo Phrases

    01/24/2014 8:27:32 AM PST · by 3boysdad · 42 replies
    Please help me come up with some anticipated phrases/words/gestures this evil muslim is going to spew at a Amerika next Tuesday. My buddy and I are at work today already betting on what they are going to be. We're both positive "income inequality" will be abused like a red headed stepchild in Walmart. I say the bonus phrase will be "polar vortex". Got any others? It'll be fun (even if watching the lying king is deplorable)!
  • Dish of the Day: How to… Drink Like Frank Sinatra

    10/25/2013 5:16:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    Link only:Dish of the Day: How to… Drink Like Frank Sinatra
  • North Andover teen punished for being designated driver

    10/16/2013 4:18:01 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    Fox Boston ^ | 10/14/13
    A 17-year-old North Andover High School student was stripped of her captain's position on the volleyball team and suspended for five games after she went to a party to pick up an intoxicated friend, reports The Boston Herald. Erin Cox received a call from a friend, who was allegedly intoxicated, and asked her to pick her up from a party on Main Street in Boxford. Being a good friend, Erin went to pick her up, but instead met police just as they arrived at the house, the newspaper reports.
  • DUI Charged Dropped Against Tracy Mourning [ NBA Celebrity Special Treatment]

    10/16/2013 2:45:59 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    CBS MIAMI ^ | 10/15/13
    Prosecutors have dropped a driving under the influence charge against the wife of former Miami Heat superstar Alonzo Mourning.
  • Poll to FREEP, NTSB Board for states to lower blood alcohol limit from .08 to .05

    05/15/2013 8:38:01 AM PDT · by Steelers6 · 73 replies
    State Journal Register ^ | May 15, 2013 | Steelers6
    One recent recommendation by the National Transportation Safety Board was to reduce states’ drunken-driving threshold from .08 to .05 blood alcohol content. What do you think? That’s way too strict. 42% Sounds good to me. 35% The standard should be zero. 21%
  • Mayor targets drinking, gambling and urinating on the public way (bad 'social fabric' in Chicago)

    04/06/2013 3:59:45 AM PDT · by Libloather · 29 replies
    Sun-Times ^ | 4/04/13 | FRAN SPIELMAN
    **SNIP** They’re also crimes with the highest rates of default, with 50 to 70 percent of all offenders ignoring the fine and blowing off administrative hearings. That could change, thanks to a mayoral crackdown advanced Thursday. The City Council’s Public Safety committee approved Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to add six months of jail time and double the maximum fine — to $1,000 for drinking and urinating on the public way and $400 for gambling — for violators who fail to pay their initial fines and are no-shows at administrative hearings. Similar penalties are already in place for offenders who ignore...
  • Police: Sen. Crapo registered blood alcohol content of .110

    12/24/2012 5:58:59 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 58 replies
    Idaho Press ^ | December 24, 2012
    Police in Alexandria, Va., said Sunday that the Idaho Republican was pulled over after his vehicle ran a red light. Police spokesman Jody Donaldson said Crapo failed field sobriety tests and was arrested at about 12:45 a.m. He was transported to the Alexandria jail and released on an unsecured $1,000 bond at about 5 a.m.... Police said Crapo, who was alone in his vehicle, registered a blood alcohol content of .110. The legal limit in Virginia, which has strict drunken driving laws, is .08.
  • My Own Personal Tale Regarding Drinking and Driving this Holiday Season

    12/22/2012 5:25:53 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 78 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 22 December 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    With the Holidays upon us I would like to share a personal experience with my friends about drinking and driving- As you may know some of us have been known to have brushes with the authorities from time to time on the way home after a 'social session' out with friends... we all love to have a good time. Well, a couple days ago I was out for an evening with friends and had several cocktails followed by some rather nice red wine. Feeling jolly I still had the sense to know that I may be slightly over the limit....
  • OK FReepers, need a drinking game for the VP debate!

    10/10/2012 3:13:07 PM PDT · by nevergore · 47 replies
    self | 10/10/2012 | NeverGore
    Time for a little fun on the lighter side of politics. Need ideas for a drinking game during the VP debate tomorrow night. Preferrably based on a "Bidenism" Let'er rip....
  • What Will You Be Drinking Election Night? [Vanity}

    09/30/2012 7:28:56 PM PDT · by dagogo redux · 107 replies
    9/30/12 | dagogo redux
    Another weekend vanity. :) What will you be drinking election night? Will it vary depending on the outcome? I ordered a few fine bottles of Scotch from Master of Malt last spring. Because I got the very last bottle produced from this select cask, one of my neighbor friends in our little enclave here decided that, win or lose, we would open and consume this rare and highly rated cask strength Islay Single Malt called “Berry’s Own Selection”; an unchillfiltered batch made by Caol Ila Distillery in Port Askaig in 1980. It was drawn in 2011 from Cask #4938 and...
  • The President Only Drinks In Socialist Settings

    08/17/2012 10:20:15 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 10 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 8-17-12 | The Looking Spoon
  • Buddhist monks caught gambling, smoking and drinking at party

    05/13/2012 12:01:06 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 20 replies
    Six leaders from South Korea's biggest Buddhist order have quit after secret video footage showed some supposedly serene monks raising hell, playing high-stakes poker, drinking and smoking.The scandal erupted just days before Koreans observe a national holiday to celebrate the birth of Buddha, the holiest day of the religion's calendar. The head of the Jogye order, which has some 10 million followers, or about a fifth of the population, made a public apology on Friday, vowing "self-repentance". South Korean TV networks aired shots of monks playing poker, some smoking and drinking, after gathering at a luxury lakeside hotel in late...
  • 16 Illegal Immigrants Arrested at Geneva Fire House

    04/01/2012 5:43:00 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 7 replies
    YNN Staff ^ | March 31,2012 | YNN Staff
    Police say sixteen illegal immigrants were arrested at a party at the North Side Fire Company in Geneva. This occurred after numerous complaints regarding parties at the rented fire hall.
  • 1 in 6 adults binge drink - and in Wisconsin, even more

    01/11/2012 2:27:48 PM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 19 replies · 2+ views
    pioneer press ^ | 1-10-12 | pioneer press
    ATLANTA - College-age drinkers average nine drinks when they get drunk, government health officials said Tuesday. That surprising statistic is part of a new report highlighting the dangers of binge drinking, which usually means four to five drinks at a time. Overall, about 1 in 6 U.S. adults surveyed said they had binged on alcohol at least once in the previous month, though it was more than 1 in 4 for those ages 18 to 34. And that's likely an underestimate: Alcohol sales figures suggest people are buying a lot more alcohol than they say they are consuming. Health officials...
  • CDC Report: Binge Drinking Rates in U.S. ‘Alarming’

    01/10/2012 5:46:26 PM PST · by NYFreeper · 47 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 10, 2012 | Colleen Cappon
    Binge drinking rates in the U.S. are at a much higher rate than previously thought, according to a report released Tuesday from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC found that more than 38 million Americans binge drink four times a month—consuming an average of eight drinks each time. And it’s not just young adults. Although it is more common between the ages of 18-34, those 65 and older reportedly binge drink more often—five to six times a month. The frequency of binge drinking is higher in households with an income of $75,000 or more. But the disturbing...
  • How Teens Smuggle Booze Under Your Nose

    10/24/2011 6:48:37 AM PDT · by justlurking · 45 replies · 1+ views
    WDIV - Detroit ^ | 2011-10-19 | Click On Detroit
    You can watch the full video at the link, but I'll summarize: Under-age teens have figured out that they can soak Gummi candy (bears, worms, LifeSavers, whatever) in vodka, and then carry the candy into school, sporting events, movies, etc. The knowledge is spreading quickly through social networking like Facebook. Left overnight, the gelatin in the candy can soak up a lot of liquid. Since vodka doesn't have much of an odor, you have to eat the candy or smell it carefully to realize it has been soaked in liquor.
  • Why do young women drink themselves to oblivion every night across Britain?

    10/10/2011 9:08:08 AM PDT · by Lazlo in PA · 162 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail Online ^ | 11-09-10 | Laura Powell
    Midnight on St Mary Street in Cardiff and everything is exactly as expected. Half a dozen young women slump in a gutter, men urinate outside a health-food shop and, as hordes stagger between nightclubs, someone lifts up a blow-up doll with a sex toy protruding out of it. The street smells of urine and lager, police struggle to break up a fight outside the Walkabout bar and a paramedic bundles a comatose girl on to a wheelchair. But it's a quiet night for 20-year-old Naomi Jenkins. She has 'only' drunk three shots of peach schnapps, cider and three shots of...
  • Frankly, Scott has a better idea on highway funding

    09/29/2011 1:01:24 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies (Star-Ledger) ^ | September 29, 2011 | Paul Mulshine
    The other day our sister newspaper, the Gloucester County Times, reported on a raid at a fraternity house at Rowan University where — get ready for a shock — some college kids were drinking. About 100 of the kids were underage and will face charges. Believe it or not, that incident has its roots in the same problem that led to the controversy over the so-called "Bridge to Nowhere" in Alaska. That problem lies in the way the federal government distributes highway funding: poorly. It’s obvious in the case of the bridge that would have connected the city of Ketchikan,...
  • 2011 Joint Session Drinking Game

    09/08/2011 2:31:33 PM PDT · by Danae · 219 replies · 1+ views
    9-8-2011 | Danae
    Ok here is the list: 1 Drink if barry says: "let me be clear" "Make no mistake" "We need change" "Middle class" "American workers" "jobs" "Uh" "Bipartisanship" - or any derivative thereof "Republicans are blocking" "I" "my" or "my plan" "crisis" 2 Drinks if he says: "wall street instead of main street" 3 Drinks if he admits he was wrong on the economy, then sing your school fightsong backwards. 4 drinks of Bohner cries. (he won't, he has Bambi by filberts)
  • Erick Erickson at RED STATE attacks Tea Party Candidate Jamie Radtke for US Senate

    09/03/2011 9:14:48 PM PDT · by Moseley · 23 replies
    The Other McCain ^ | September 1, 2011 | The Other McCain
    Radtke: Red State’s Erick Erickson Must ‘Set the Record Straight’ After Making ‘Reprehensible’ Accusations Against Her Conservative blogger Erick Erickson has “propagated a lie” against Virginia Senate candidate Jamie Radtke, she said, insisting that the Red State managing editor must make a “full retraction” and “set the record straight.” “Erick Erickson has created this situation, where he’s called me a drunk and a liar,” Radtke told me in an exclusive interview, “and he has not done a retraction – a prominent, full retraction, admitting what he’s done and setting the record straight in an honorable way.” Radtke’s attorney has threatened...
  • 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...
  • UW study: Teens don't need parents as 'drinking buddies'

    04/29/2011 8:53:38 PM PDT · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 15 replies · 2+ views
    Seattle Post Intelligencer ^ | April 27, 2011 | VANESSA HO
    Parents who let their kids drink when supervised – because they think it's safer than an outright ban on underage drinking – may want to rethink their approach due to a new study in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. Co-authored by University of Washington professor Richard Catalano, the study (PDF) found that teens who drank with adult supervision had more drinking-related problems than teens raised with a zero-tolerance attitude. "Kids need parents to be parents and not drinking buddies," Barbara McMorris, the study's lead researcher, said in a statement. McMorris is a senior research associate at the...
  • Man acquitted in 2010 shot house killing(VA)

    04/17/2011 6:56:04 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies ^ | 15 April,2011 | Peter Dujardin
    NEWPORT NEWS — A Hampton man was acquitted Thursday of killing a man during an early-morning argument at a shot house last summer. Oris Wiggins, 39, of Sunbriar Way, was found not guilty of murder and use of a firearm in a felony in the death of Timothy Terelle Brand, 33. The verdict followed a two-day jury trial in Newport News Circuit Court. Wiggins pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm as a convicted felon, and was sentenced to five years in prison for that crime. Brand was slain just after 6 a.m. on Aug. 8, 2010 at the shot...
  • The 25 Drunkest Countries

    03/04/2011 8:17:18 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 84 replies
    This list of countries that consume the most alcohol per capita in an average year includes beer, wine and spirits. Based on a 2011 report by the World Health Organization surveying citizen over the age of 15.
  • Probable carcinogen hexavalent chromium found in drinking water of 31 U.S. cities

    12/20/2010 9:21:17 AM PST · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 35 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Sunday, December 19, 2010; 12:02 AM | Lyndsey Layton Washington Post Staff Writer
    An environmental group that analyzed the drinking water in 35 cities across the United States, including Bethesda and Washington, found that most contained hexavalent chromium, a probable carcinogen that was made famous by the film "Erin Brockovich." The study, which will be released Monday by the Environmental Working Group, is the first nationwide analysis of hexavalent chromium in drinking water to be made public.
  • Ex-Mass. Pike chief admits drunken driving

    11/30/2010 9:31:21 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 14 replies
    Salem News ^ | 11/30/10 | Salem News/ AP
    HAVERHILL — The former head of the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority admitted Tuesday that he was driving drunk when he crashed his SUV into two parked cars in August. Matthew Amorello was ordered to give up his driver's license for 45 days and to pay more than $500 in fines. Under his admission to "sufficient facts" to charges of operating under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident, Amorello did not plead guilty, but acknowledged that if the case went to trial, there would be sufficient evidence for a jury to convict. Judge Stephen Abany continued his case without...
  • Schultz Slams Fiorina's Liquor Shot--Did He Forget Hillary's?

    10/11/2010 6:45:50 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 30 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    When is it OK for a politician to slam a shot to show she's a regular gal? Easy: when she's a Dem. If she's a Republican? Well, that's a shot of entirely different sort. She's a wasted drunk. Just ask Ed Schultz. On his show this evening, the MSNBCer took Carly Fiorina to task for taking a shot of tequila on the campaign trail. Schultz slammed the California Republican senatorial candidate as "drunken" and "wasted." View video here.
  • ~$1M Study: Bar Fights Happen in Darker, Dirtier Bars with Heavy Drinking, Less Agreeable People

    10/08/2010 10:31:10 AM PDT · by matt1234 · 34 replies · 1+ views ^ | October 07, 2010 | Dan Joseph
    The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism paid $918,856 in tax dollars to fund a five-year study of “Alcohol and Bar Violence” that determined, among other things, that bar fights tend to occur in venues that are relatively dark, dirty, noisy, hot, and crowded and that are frequented by a clientele of younger, less agreeable, less conscientious, more impulsive heavy drinkers. The study also discovered that a woman who gets in a bar fight has consumed on average four times as many drinks as her usual intake. The $918,856 went to researchers at the Research Institute on Addictions at...
  • Pensioner who has smoked 292,000 cigarettes celebrates his 100th birthday

    09/25/2010 1:50:50 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 33 replies ^ | 25 Sept 2010 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A pensioner who has smoked almost 300,000 cigarettes during his lifetime has celebrated his 100th birthday. Arthur Langran, who survived being blown up by a grenade during the Second World War, claims the secret behind his longevity is always doing what everyone tells him not to. The father-of-two started smoking when he was 20 and has smoked at least ten cigarettes every day since then - the equivalent of 292,000. The centenarian, from Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk, also drinks a glass of single malt whisky every night before he goes to bed, another factor he credits for his long...
  • VISTA: Man allegedly tries to shoot brother, accidentally shoots self

    09/21/2010 5:43:38 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 34 replies · 1+ views
    nctimes ^ | 21 Sept 2010 | Edward Sifuentes
    A 60-year-old Vista man who allegedly attempted to shoot his brother accidentally shot himself instead, according to the San Diego County Sheriff's Department. During an apparent alcohol-fueled argument, Terry Brill pointed a double-barreled, .38 caliber, derringer-type pistol at his brother, 59-year-old Michael Brill, and pulled the trigger, said Sgt. Rob Smith. The gun, pointed at the man's face, failed to discharge. When Terry Brill tried to figure out why the gun misfired, he shot himself in his left hand, Smith said. Deputies who examined the two-shot pistol found that one round had been fired and one unexpended round, Smith said....
  • Just Holding a Drink Makes You Seem Dumb, Study Says

    09/15/2010 6:09:06 PM PDT · by twister881 · 36 replies · 1+ views
    AOL News ^ | 09/15/2010 | Paul Kix
    [N]ew evidence shows that drinking is bad for your image even if you don't open your mouth. In fact, according to a working paper from the University of Michigan's Scott Rick and the University of Pennsylvania's Maurice Schweitzer, just holding a glass of alcohol makes you look stupid. It does not matter if you're male or female, or whether you drink beer or wine -- if people see you drinking, they think you're dumber than you'd otherwise appear. "It hurts you," Rick tells AOL News. The most damning and universally applicable finding, however, came from the experiment that melded alcohol...
  • Georgia Rep: Let 18-year-old troops drink legally

    09/15/2010 11:03:20 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 55 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | 09/15/2010 | Leo Shane
    Younger troops have grumbled for years that America trusts them to carry a weapon and fight for freedom overseas, but until age 21 they can't be trusted with a bottle of beer. Now a Georgia lawmaker is looking at changing that. Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga., introduced legislation recently which would allow servicemembers as young as 18 to enjoy alcoholic drinks at restaurants or clubs on any stateside military base. The bill would not allow anyone under 21 to buy carry-out cases of beer from base stores or allow younger troops to keep beer in their barracks.
  • Montana drinking and driving culture at crossroads

    08/31/2010 9:03:52 AM PDT · by epithermal · 15 replies
    The Spokesman Review ^ | August 31, 2010 | Matt Gouras
    Montana has long been tolerant of drivers who drink. Some small town bars still offer cocktails in a to-go cup. Repeat DUI offenders are shuttled in and out of the system before they have a chance to sober up.
  • news local-beat Woman Kicked Off Flight After Accusing Pilot of Drinking

    08/04/2010 12:30:01 PM PDT · by rawhide · 21 replies · 1+ views ^ | 8-4-0 | TARA WALLIS-FINESTONE
    A Toluca Lake woman was recently kicked off a Delta Airlines flight after reporting that she thought she had smelled alcohol on the captain's breath. Angel said the captain spoke to her and the three other passengers. After he walked away, said Angel, another passenger asked if they had smelled alcohol on the pilot's breath. Angel said she volunteered to talk with the head flight attendant once aboard the plane. "I told her that I didn't know what protocol is, but I believe I smelled alcohol on one of the pilots' breath," said Angel. Angel said the flight attendant immediately...