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  • Seattle's homeless emergency episode 2: SHARE/WHEEL The homeless mafia

    05/13/2016 11:22:10 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 15 replies
    Mainestategop ^ | Brian Ball and Maurice Newhope
    Shocking isn't it? Tent cities, refugee camps, they are all over America but in Seattle they are considered the norm. Today as of the writing of this article, one such tent city has been erected over Seattle city hall. It is illegally established and yet city hall not only tolerates it but is using taxpayer funds to promote it. They have but one demand. GIMME! GIMME! GIMME! The Tent city, dubbed Tent City 6 is run by two organizations of militant homeless bums called SHARE/WHEEL. Share stands for Seattle Housing and Resource effort. Wheel stands for Women's Housing, Equality...
  • Fed Appeals Court Protects “Habitual Drunkards” from Deportation (9th Circuit)

    04/04/2016 11:21:13 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | April 4, 2016
    In what may seem like a bad joke, a U.S. federal appellate court has ruled that an illegal immigrant convicted of drunk-driving can’t be deported because federal immigration law discriminates against “habitual drunkards” like him. The case involves an illegal immigrant from Mexico, Salomon Ledezma-Cosino, with at least one drunk-driving conviction, possibly more. Ledezma-Cosino has lived in the U.S. illegally since 1997 and has eight kids, five of them anchor babies born in America. He works in the construction industry and has a criminal record. Ledezma-Cosino drank about a liter of tequila every day for a decade, according to medical...
  • Eleven Black Women Were Kicked Off a Train for Laughing Too Loud

    08/25/2015 7:35:06 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 93 replies
    Vice ^ | 8-25-2015 | Scott Pierce
    Getting wine-drunk on a train in Napa Valley sounds pretty good if you're the guys from Sideways or the parents in Bob's Burgers, but it's apparently a lot less fun if you're a black woman with a loud laugh. A group of 11 women, members of the Sistahs on the Edge book club, were kicked off the Napa Valley Wine Train last Saturday for allegedly being too loud and disturbing other passengers—but the women say it was because of their race. One of the book club's members, Lisa Johnson, chronicled the event on Facebook, igniting an outcry across social media...
  • If chosen for HUD, Julian Castro's work, big payday could face scrutiny

    05/18/2014 6:08:52 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 28 replies
    San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro is widely referred to as a "rising star" in Democratic politics. There's even talk the Mexican-American Castro could earn the vice-presidential spot on the 2016 Democratic ticket in an effort to further strengthen the party's bonds with Hispanic voters. And now, it appears Castro's national profile is about to rise with word that President Obama plans to nominate him to be Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. If Castro is tapped for the job, his Senate confirmation hearings will likely shine a spotlight both on his role in San Antonio's government and his way of...
  • San Antonio's Mayor Castro to be Newest Far-Leftist on Obama's Cabinet

    05/17/2014 2:39:32 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Bob Price
    San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro is about to be tapped by President Barrack Obama to be the next Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). This is the second time Obama will have asked Castro to serve in his administration. The move for Castro comes at a time where a big game of musical chairs is going on in the Obama Cabinet. Castro will be asked to replace HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan, who is expected to move to head the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
  • Palmdale Girl, 16, Dies After Suspected DUI Driver Slams Into Her Home

    04/21/2014 8:31:52 AM PDT · by Wolfie · 18 replies
    KTLA News ^ | 04/21/2014
    Palmdale Girl, 16, Dies After Suspected DUI Driver Slams Into Her Home A 16-year-old Palmdale girl died early Sunday after a suspected DUI driver slammed into the victim’s home, authorities said. A deputy who was driving a patrol vehicle about 3:50 a.m. near the intersection 10th Street East and Avenue R (map) saw that an SUV had crashed into an apartment building in the 1000 block of East Avenue R, said Lt. Ken Wright of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Additional deputies responded and were alerted by residents that a female occupant had been sleeping inside the room into...
  • Ted Kennedy Jr. to run for Connecticut Senate

    04/07/2014 8:13:55 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 27 replies
    Bos Herald ^ | 4/7/14 | AP/Bos Herald
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Ted Kennedy Jr. is planning to run for the state Senate in Connecticut. Two people briefed on the decision say the son of the late U.S. Sen. Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts will announce Tuesday that he intends to seek the Democratic nomination for the state's 12th District. They spoke on condition of anonymity because Kennedy wants to make the announcement. Kennedy is a 52-year-old health care lawyer who lives in Branford, a coastal town outside New Haven, and has been mentioned as a possible political candidate for years. He had said last month he was considering...
  • Police arrest 73 at UMass "Blarney Blowout" party

    03/10/2014 3:52:34 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    AP ^ | March 10, 2014
    AMHERST, Mass. - A pre-St. Patrick's Day celebration near the flagship campus of the University of Massachusetts on Saturday spiraled out of control, pitting police in riot gear against thousands of drunken and unruly revelers at the annual "Blarney Blowout." There were more than 70 arrests and four officers were injured in the clashes that included some students throwing beer bottles, cans and snowballs, officials said.
  • Medved: White House Protection for Black-Out Drunks

    01/31/2014 6:25:40 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 9 replies
    Truth ^ | 30JAN2014 | Michael Medved
    Do American young women deserve a sacred, federally-protected right to engage in reckless, irresponsible and even illegal behavior with no fear of consequences? Vice President Biden seems to think so. After a White House meeting in January to announce a new task force to curb sexual assaults on campus, the ever-effusive VEEP declared that every woman should expect such federal protection “no matter what she’s wearing, no matter whether she’s in a bar, in a dormitory, in the back seat of a car, on a street, drunk or sober.” His remarks accompanied the release of a new report by the...
  • Former NFL player's house is TRASHED by 300 drunken teens after Labor Day weekend break-in

    09/18/2013 2:47:52 PM PDT · by Morgana · 54 replies
    mail online ^ | Joshua Gardner
    A former NFL player’s home was broken into and thoroughly trashed by teenagers in upstate New York over Labor Day weekend. Brian Holloway, a three time all-pro lineman for the New England Patriots, arrived to his second home in Stephentown on Tuesday to find it covered in urine, graffiti and empty cups and booze bottles. While he and his family were in Florida, the area high schoolers broke into the $1.5 million house and then with the help of Twitter quickly attracted hundreds of their peers from miles around. Now Holloway, himself a father of 8, has used the same...
  • Heilemann Trashes 'Vanity Fair' As A Bunch Of Drunks

    05/28/2013 5:45:05 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 6 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Do people still mail resumes? If so John Heilemann can save himself the stamp required to send his Vanity Fair, should he ever consider a shift from his current spot at New York. On today's Morning Joe, Heilemann bizarrely trashed—excuse the pun—the staff at Vanity Fair. Said the Game Change co-author: "it's well known Vanity Fair has a congenital, pervasive alcohol dependency problem . . they're all drunk over there." View the video here.
  • Vanity: Gay Activists and AA

    05/11/2013 4:39:17 AM PDT · by tedw · 90 replies
    You Tube ^ | 5/11/2013 | Tedw
    This is a short talk about the history of Gay Activism in AA."
  • Mayor's Mom Says She 'Hates' Alamo

    05/13/2010 6:39:52 AM PDT · by laotzu · 151 replies · 3,017+ views
    KSAT ^ | 5/12/10 | Charles Gonzales
    SAN ANTONIO -- San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro was recently profiled in the New York Times, which referenced him as the next national Hispanic leader and perhaps president. "It's been a very promising response," said Castro. "It's a very flattering article." But comments he didn't make could draw some strong opinions. His mother, Rosie Castro, had strong words when asked about her memories of the Alamo, a symbol of Texas independence. "They used to take us there when we were school children," Perez told the Times. "They told us how glorious that battle was. When I grew up, I learned...
  • S.F. sheriff likely to face misdemeanor charge - Domestic violence charge likely ..

    01/11/2012 1:29:35 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies ^ | 1/11/12 | Phillip Matier , Andrew Ross
    It's looking likely that San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón will file misdemeanor domestic violence charges against newly sworn-in Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi. Prosecutors are "convinced this is very real," said a source with firsthand knowledge of the investigation. The case stems from a New Year's Eve incident in which Mirkarimi allegedly grabbed his wife - former Venezuelan telenovela star Eliana Lopez - with enough force to leave a bruise. Lopez has said publicly that she has no complaint against her husband and that the incident had been taken "out of context." Mirkarimi's attorney, Robert Waggener, said Tuesday that the sheriff...
  • Cecil's story: Man who cost Tacoma taxpayers millions for care, emergency services, is sober

    11/20/2011 9:56:23 AM PST · by fireman15 · 28 replies
    The News Tribune ^ | November 20, 2011 | KATHLEEN MERRYMAN
    Nicholas Cecil Leading Horse was born into the Sioux Nation in Valentine, Neb., on Christmas Eve 1946. The youngest of Lewis and Margaret Leading Horse’s six children, he would grow up to become Tacoma’s most expensive street drunk. From his mid-40s into his early 60s, he would cost taxpayers an estimated $2,407,100. The money was spent on emergency fire, police and medical care, ambulance rides, food, shelter, detox and sobering services, court and jail time, and rehabilitation efforts. A decade ago, The News Tribune added up Leading Horse’s tab from the previous 10 years and put it in the seven-figure...
  • Crime Surging at "Occupier" Sites - Scenes From "Lord of the Flies"

    10/20/2011 10:25:51 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 56 replies
    Human Events ^ | October 20, 2011 | JWF
    As the national media continues to promote the idea that these absurd "Occupy" protests demonstrate some groundswell of popular opinion, reports continue to emerge from localized media showing how ugly these encampments are becoming. A report out of Cleveland that  police are investigating a rape claim made by a 19-year-old woman last weekend has received little attention. Do you suppose if a rape claim was made against a tea partier that it would receive more attention?It's gotten so bad in Baltimore that organizers are discouraging alleged victims from going to the police (maybe they should go to Sheriff Biden).Meanwhile,...
  • 6th Drunk Driving Charge For Protected Illegal Alien

    09/27/2011 3:11:47 PM PDT · by VU4G10 · 19 replies
    A few months after Massachusetts’s governor rejected a federal program that checks the immigration status of local arrestees, a drunk illegal alien with a criminal history killed a motorcyclist in the state and another who had been deported racked up his sixth drunk- driving charge. Had the state participated in the federal Secure Communities program, both men would have been turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for deportation long ago. Instead, they were released by local police and allowed to continue committing crimes in their respective communities. That’s because the state’s governor, renowned open borders advocate Deval Patrick,...
  • Drunken Driving, Traffic Crime Deportations Way Up

    07/23/2011 7:34:03 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 14 replies ^ | 7/22/11 | SUZANNE GAMBOA / Associated Press
    Huge increases in deportations of people after they were arrested for breaking traffic or immigration laws or driving drunk helped the Obama administration set a record last year for the number of criminal immigrants forced to leave the country, documents show. The U.S. deported nearly 393,000 people in the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, half of whom were considered criminals. Of those, 27,635 had been arrested for drunken driving, more than double the 10,851 deported after drunken driving arrests in 2008, the last full year of the Bush administration, according to Immigration and Customs Enforcement data provided to The...
  • 31 Unlicensed Drivers Cited, Vehicles Impounded at Vista Checkpoint

    04/18/2011 10:25:45 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 25 replies
    Examiner ^ | April 17th, 2011 | Jeff Schwilk
    The Vista Sheriffs Station conducted a Drunk Driving/License checkpoint Saturday night on Civic Center Dr. right in front of city hall. The large parking lot there came in handy for the 41 vehicles that were impounded and towed. 31 of the impounds were for unlicensed drivers, almost all of them Latino illegal aliens based on 3 hours of direct observation (see photos at left). The checkpoint also caught and arrested 7 people for under the influence of alcohol or drugs, according to a Sheriff's press release. Their vehicles were also seized in accordance with California law. According to Sgt. Petrofsky,...
  • YouTube video showing St. Pat's fight has Savannah police officer on administrative leave

    03/24/2011 11:01:15 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 53 replies
    Savannah Morning News ^ | 03/21/2011 | Staff
    Savannah-Chatham police are investigating a fight caught on video and posted on YouTube that happened during the St. Patrick's festival weekend. The video shows several women fighting outside and inside a red SUV, a man watching and then participating in the fight by hitting the vehicle and forcing the open door into the combatants while a crowd watches and encourages the participants.
  • Escondido DUI Checkpoint catches Illegal Alien Drivers

    03/18/2011 4:28:06 PM PDT · by Ben Reyes · 24 replies - San Diego, CA ^ | March 17, 2011 | Jeff Schwilk
    Although most cities in California routinely conduct DUI police checkpoints, Escondido’s semimonthly checkpoints have garnered national attention due to the high number of illegal aliens drivers they have caught driving without licenses. Last Saturday’s DUI & drivers license checkpoint showed this examiner first hand why these checkpoints are so despised by illegal aliens and their supporters. ...
  • 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.
  • Drunk Cowboys Arrested for Riding Horse and Donkey Down 6th Street

    Austin, TX - Two men charged with driving while intoxicated had their charges reduced to public intoxication after police arrested them for riding a horse and donkey down 6th Street. Jose Rios, 33, and Samuel Olivo Jr., 48, were caught riding a horse and donkey in the 300 block of E. 6th Street while intoxicated. The two were coaxing people on the street to come, take pictures and pet their horse and donkey. Officers say the two were impeding traffic and could have caused an accident.
  • Drunk Russians drowning due to heat wave

    08/01/2010 11:19:25 AM PDT · by JRochelle · 29 replies · 2+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 0715/2010 | Staff
    Vodka-drinking groups - some with small children - can be seen at lakes and ponds in and around the Russian capital where the current three-week heatwave may set a record of 98.6F (37C) this weekend. "Russia's Emergencies Ministry is very worried by the current situation. In the last day alone, 49 people drowned (in Russia), including two children, Vadim Seryogin, a department head at the ministry, told a news conference. More than 1,200 people drowned across Russia in June this year, he said, including 233 between July 5 and July 12. "The majority of those drowned were drunk," he said....
  • Stephanie Miller Fantasizes Drunks With Baseball Bats Beating O'Reilly, Beck, Geraldo

    07/23/2010 7:00:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    newsbusters ^ | 7/23/10 | Mark Finkelstein
    What is it with liberals and their violent fantasies? The Journolist has given us a public radio producer imagining herself laughing with glee as Rush dies a painful death, while other members want their political enemies thrown through plate-glass windows. This evening brings us "comedian" and liberal radio talk show host Stephanie Miller fantasizing about Bill O'Reilly, Glenn Beck and Geraldo Rivera being beaten with baseball bats by drunken Yankee fans. Miller was a guest on Ed Schultz's week-ending "Club Ed" segment. ED SCHULTZ: Speaking of sports, O'Reilly, Beck and Geraldo go to a Yankees game
  • Man Leaving Bar Head-Butts Street Preacher

    07/21/2010 10:55:05 AM PDT · by inflorida · 73 replies · 1+ views ^ | July 20, 2010
    DELAND, Fla. -- A DeLand man didn't like what a street preacher was saying as he left a bar so, police say, he head-butted the preacher in the face. The whole incident was caught on video.It happened over the weekend outside the Halftimes Sports Bar on Woodland Boulevard in DeLand.The fight started after the street preacher called the young man a sinner. That's what the young people say they're being called when they're outside the bars.WFTV was told there is a crowd, mostly from a local church, that gathers on the corner on Friday and Saturday nights, and they tell...
  • OBAMA'S DRUNKEN White House Parties!

    02/02/2010 8:25:57 PM PST · by Lancey Howard · 99 replies · 4,846+ views ^ | February 3, 2010 | Globe Magazine
    President Barack Obama has blown $10 million on drunken White House parties, Washington insiders tell GLOBE. This week's Special Report rips the lid off the Commander-in-chief's outrageous antics, including boozy conga lines and dinners featuring $150-a-pound Japanese beef! It's must reading for every American.
  • Shame of drunken student caught urinating on war memorial.. (UK Univ Students)

    10/15/2009 10:28:06 AM PDT · by C19fan · 10 replies · 710+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | October 15, 2009 | Chris Brooke
    In full public view a drunken young man urinates over a city centre war memorial, soaking wreaths of poppies laid as a tribute to the dead. It's a shocking scene that will appal any person, even in a country where binge-drinking has become an accepted pastime for so many. In full public view a drunken young man urinates over a city centre war memorial, soaking wreaths of poppies laid as a tribute to the dead. It's a shocking scene that will appal any person, even in a country where binge-drinking has become an accepted pastime for so many.
  • Booze May Save Drunken Trauma Patients Trauma patients have better chance of survival

    10/02/2009 8:06:23 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 19 replies · 854+ views
    NBC Chicago ^ | Oct 2, 2009 | OLSEN EBRIGHT
    Any experienced police officer or EMT will tell you that it is not unusual for drunks to survive vehicle accidents where many times the sober victims of the traumatic injuries caused from the same collision do not survive. Booze May Save Drunken Trauma Patients Trauma patients have better chance of survival if intoxicated, according to study By OLSEN EBRIGHT Updated 7:55 AM CDT, Fri, Oct 2, 2009 An intoxicated friend hands you his or her beer and says, "Watch this." A story like that usually ends with a trip to the ER. Obviously alcohol is to blame. But, according to...
  • D.C. residents rank as top cocaine, alcohol abusers

    06/08/2009 8:22:00 PM PDT · by anniegetyourgun · 19 replies · 1,254+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 6/7/09 | MARIA SCHMITT
    The District ranks highest in the country for cocaine use and alcohol dependence, and has the third-highest percentage of marijuana usage, according to a new study. The study by the federal government’s Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is the result of national drug survey results from 2006 and 2007 of residents of the District and 50 states, compiled through interviews and calculated estimations.
  • Seattle drunk house project gets beer delivery

    03/10/2009 11:09:30 PM PDT · by pissant · 33 replies · 2,718+ views
    My Northwest ^ | 3/10/09 | Dori Monson
    Dori writes... In these brutal economic times, a lot of people are upside down in their mortgages and are losing their homes. But there's one group of people who don't have to worry about that - the residents of 1811 Eastlake. The housing project for chronic alcoholics in Downtown Seattle. While I support many shelters and job training programs for the homeless, this project has always struck me as misguided - public funds are spent on housing that allows alcoholics to drink in their publicly subsidized apartments. That's why I found these pictures so disturbing. A Downtown Emergency Service Center...
  • Airliner hell as 40 passengers - many drunk - 'run amok' on flight from Gatwick to Cuba

    01/04/2009 8:48:49 AM PST · by pesto · 26 replies · 1,318+ views
    Daily Mail UK Online ^ | Mail Foreign Service
    More than 40 passengers ran riot on a Thomas Cook flight from London Gatwick to Cuba, with one trying to open the emergency exit in mid-flight.
  • Gloves come on in Cask ’n’ Flagon coat-check clash (Boston Charity Event Gone Wild)

    12/15/2008 9:31:08 PM PST · by buccaneer81 · 2 replies · 759+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | December 16, 2008 | Gayle Fee and Laura Raposa
    Gloves come on in Cask ’n’ Flagon coat-check clash By Gayle Fee and Laura Raposa / with Simone Press Tuesday, December 16, 2008 - A holiday bash at the Cask ’n’ Flagon turned into a merry melee the other night after a coat-check catastrophe caused a near riot at the bar across from Fenway Park [map] . Police and fire officials swarmed the scene after a slew of coatless patrons attempted to storm the watering hole’s kitchen and a fire alarm was pulled. Not to mention that the “Three Kings 13th Annual Holiday Extravaganza” was overcrowded and patrons were, according...
  • New Google Gmail Feature Halts Sending Of "Drunken E-Mails"

    10/07/2008 9:54:52 PM PDT · by Justice Department · 13 replies · 575+ views
    allheadlinenews ^ | October 7, 2008 10:31 p.m. EST
    Seattle, WA (AHN) - Google Inc. has introduced a new feature in its Gmail that will prevent a drunk person from sending stupid or bad e-mails late at night. The optional feature called "Mail Goggles" activates when Gmail users compose e-mail at the program's default launching time of between 10 p.m. of Friday to 4 a.m. on Saturday. Arithmetical quizzes will appear on the screen that should be answered in seconds by the user. Failure to answer the quizzes will cause the e-mail to be put on hold.
  • Webcasting Live from Houma, La.(Hurricane Gustav)

    09/01/2008 12:39:21 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 23 replies · 512+ views
    These guys are webcasting live from Houma, La. Hope they wrote their SS# on their arms with a sharpie. Every few minutes they come outside and prance around in the camera shot.
  • Repeat 'super users' are swamping the ER

    07/13/2008 6:31:20 PM PDT · by Coleus · 32 replies · 101+ views
    star ledger ^ | 07.13.08 | Carol Ann Campbell
    Bean-thin and sallow, George tugged on a cigarette in the blistering parking lot of a Camden men's shelter. Standing on the pavement, his foot on a picnic bench, he recalled how he took his first drink at 13. The hard living shows in the lines of George's face -- and in his medical history. When he gets sick, which is often, the 55-year-old has no place to go except one of the city's emergency rooms. George is a "super user," a new name coined to describe people who turn to the ER with astonishing frequency and at an astonishing cost...
  • The Good, the Bad, and the Thirsty

    07/10/2008 10:04:59 AM PDT · by lesser_satan · 4 replies · 317+ views
    Modern Drunkard Magazine Online ^ | July 2008 | Richard English
    With the exception of a few goofy teetotalers, in the average Old West town you couldn’t swing a dead cat without hitting a serious tippler (and he’d probably shoot you soon after). The drinkers you’re about to cross paths with—con-men, gunslingers, gamblers, madams, lawdogs and soiled doves—are among the very best.  THE GOOD…  Wild Bill Hickok (1837-1876)Law man, gunfighter, Union Army spy, military scout, dime-novel hero and dangerous poker player, James Butler Hickok was born in Troy Grove, Illinois. His youth was characterized by a love of guns, a cheerful fondness for “medicinal” whiskey, and a near-total disregard for...
  • Sleeping Cobb teen killed when pickup smashes into house

    06/08/2008 12:34:48 PM PDT · by rawhide · 28 replies · 841+ views ^ | 6/8/08 | By S.A. REID
    Kevin Morgan was jolted awake by what sounded like an explosion. Then he heard something worse: an anguished mother crying for help. A Ford F-250 pickup truck driven by a woman suspected of being drunk careened through Morgan's Cobb County neighborhood early Sunday before plowing into -- and through -- the home of one of his neighbors. The massive truck killed 14-year-old Elliot Savary as he slept and injured his sister Leah, who is 13. Morgan was among the first neighbors to run to the aid of the teens' parents -- the mother frantically seeking help while her husband, Linley...
  • Heather Squires was arrested for DUI without drinking a drop of alcohol

    06/04/2008 6:12:59 PM PDT · by elkfersupper · 110 replies · 1,005+ views
    Phoenix New Times ^ | May 29, 2008 | Sarah Fenske
    Heather Squires was the designated driver. Never exactly a fun thing, but a college buddy of her husband's was driving up from Tucson to celebrate his acceptance into law school. So when her husband, Jason, asked, Heather said yes. It's not safe to be the designated driver these days, either. At Chuy's in Tempe, Heather's brother and her husband and the soon-to-be-law-school student knocked off four pitchers of beer. Everybody was having a great time. Around 9:30 p.m., they decided to head home. So they piled into Jason Squires' new pickup truck. As planned, Heather drove. They didn't get very...
  • Wisconsin is No. 1 for driving drunk; Minnesota ranks third

    04/23/2008 5:51:35 AM PDT · by Fawn · 51 replies · 749+ views ^ | 04/23/2008 06:15:58 AM CDT | Pioneer Press
    Wisconsin leads the U.S. in drunken driving rates — and Minnesota is not far behind. So says a federal government report released today. A CLOSER LOOK It's estimated more than a quarter of Wisconsin's adult drivers drove under the influence in the past year. Rounding out the worst five states — all from the Upper Midwest — were North Dakota, Minnesota, Nebraska and South Dakota. WHICH STATE WAS THE BEST?Utah had the lowest incidence of drunken driving. It was the only state where fewer than 10 percent of adult drivers reported driving drunk. Next came West Virginia, Arkansas, Kentucky and...
  • Alcohol Intake Increases Risk Of Hypertension, High Blood Pressure In Certain Populations

    03/05/2008 12:54:02 AM PST · by neverdem · 12 replies · 276+ views
    Previous observational studies have reported that heavy alcohol intake is a risk factor for hypertension but such studies may be confounded by factors such as diet, smoking, exercise levels and socio-economic position. Clinical trials exploring the link are difficult to implement and have limited follow-up time. The Bristol study, led by Dr Sarah Lewis of the University's Department of Social Medicine, took a different approach focused on people who have a mutation on a gene which affects their body's ability to eliminate alcohol. Alcohol is initially metabolised to an intermediate compound, acetaldehyde, which is further metabolised and then eliminated from...
  • The Dangerous Game of Street-Racing

    02/16/2008 8:15:53 PM PST · by jdm · 60 replies · 1,772+ views
    I may be overly sensitive on this subject but my first reaction is that these victims of a Maryland street-racing incident were unlucky, undeserving and incredibly foolish: “A car plowed into a crowd that had gathered to watch a drag race on a suburban road early Saturday, killing eight people and injuring at least five, police said. Police said the white sedan was not involved in the street race but accidentally drove into the crowd of about 50 people that had spilled onto the highway to watch two racing cars speed off. *** According to police, two cars had lined...
  • Boozing Is Scotland's National Sport Says Govt. Minister

    12/31/2007 7:14:26 AM PST · by Arec Barrwin · 36 replies · 68+ views
    Daily Record ^ | December 29, 2007 | Magnus Gardham
    Boozing Is Scotland's National Sport Says Govt. Minister Dec 29 2007 By Magnus Gardham BINGE drinking during the festive season has become Scotland's "national sport", a government minister has warned. Justice secretary Kenny MacAskill hit out as he promised a long-term strategy to change the country's damaging bevvy culture. He launched his latest attack on Scots' drinking habits as the country prepares to party on Hogmanay. He said: "Scotland has a huge cultural problem with alcohol. It's never more evident than around Christmas and New Year when getting drunk can feel and look like the national sport. "It's impossible to...
  • Anti-drinking ads which show stupid drunk behaviour inadvertently glamorise (U.K.)

    12/10/2007 5:01:40 PM PST · by Stoat · 23 replies · 1,424+ views
    News-Medical.Net (UK) ^ | December 10, 2007
    Anti-drinking ads which show stupid drunk behaviour inadvertently glamorise Medical Studies/Trials Published: Monday, 10-Dec-2007 . .   Advertising campaigns in Britain meant to discourage young people from drinking to excess have come in for some harsh criticism from researchers and comes at a time when experts are saying alcohol abuse is a widespread problem among the young. The researchers say adverts which focus on the idiotic behaviour carried out when people are drunk may be "catastrophically misconceived" and may backfire by inadvertently glamorising the habit. In a study, led by a research team at the University of Bath, researchers...
  • U.S. leg of Live Earth hits key notes (RFK Jr. accuses doubters of "treason")

    07/09/2007 9:02:13 PM PDT · by atomic conspiracy · 71 replies · 1,719+ views ^ | 7-08-07 | GLENN GAMBOA
    U.S. leg of Live Earth hits key notes "Today, more than 2 billion of us have come together in more than 130 countries on all seven continents," said former Vice President Al Gore, the event's organizer. "Times like these demand action," he added, after announcing the 7-Point Pledge that he hoped millions would sign while watching the concert. However, Etheridge aside, it was nonmusicians at this concert who made the most passionate pleas about demanding action for the environment. "Get rid of all these rotten politicians that we have in Washington, who are nothing more than corporate toadies," said Robert...
  • Cruise Co. to Pay $1M to Man's Estate. (George Smith, overboard on Honeymoon Cruise)

    01/05/2007 3:58:51 AM PST · by iowamark · 17 replies · 983+ views
    AP/ ABC news ^ | 1/4/2007 | JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Royal Caribbean Cruises has agreed to pay more than $1 million to the estate of a Connecticut man who vanished from his honeymoon cruise of the Mediterranean in 2005. The Florida-based company will pay $950,000 to the estate of George Allen Smith IV and reimburse his widow, Jennifer Hagel Smith, for legal costs up to $110,000. Hagel Smith will start a fund in memory of her husband with an initial donation of $25,000 that the cruise line will match, according to a copy of the settlement obtained by The Associated Press. The agreement was to be...
  • Hit with a DWI, many pick jail [TEXAS]

    09/24/2006 6:16:50 PM PDT · by Dubya · 67 replies · 2,244+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Sept. 23, 2006 | BRIAN ROGERS
    So you had a few drinks too many and, for the first time in your life, got pulled over on your way home. The prosecutor offers a simple deal: Instead of going to trial, you can plead guilty to driving while intoxicated and get probation. That's an easy one, right? For a surprising number of first-time DWI offenders in Harris County, however, the choice isn't so clear. Facing the stiff costs and strict rules that come with probation, thousands of convicted drivers in recent years have decided spending time behind bars is the better option. And in a county already...
  • Greens set out to monitor Burning Man fair (Think it may contribute to "Global Warming")

    09/02/2006 6:02:00 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 40 replies · 15,585+ views
    UK Telegraph ^ | 9/2/06 | Catherine Elsworth
    A counter-culture arts festival which champions alternative living is being vetted by environmentalists for its contribution to global warming. Burning Man bans the sale of anything but ice and coffee and declares clothing optional. The festival, which is expected to draw nearly 40,000 people to the Nevada desert this week, is described as an "experiment in temporary community dedicated to radical self-expression and radical self-reliance". It has few rules, no structure and features performances, installation art and music, which culminate in the symbolic burning of a large wooden man. A group of San Francisco scientists, calling themselves Cooling Man, have...
  • Drunken driver crashes car (into his OWN garage, calls police), blames bartender

    09/01/2006 7:50:04 AM PDT · by 2banana · 15 replies · 667+ views
    Bucks County Courier Times ^ | September 1, 2006 | Melissa Busch
    Drunken driver crashes car, blames bartender By MELISSA BUSCH Bucks County Courier Times Middletown's Timothy Collins snitched on himself. Collins, who had been drinking, called police after he drove his car into his garage door on April 14. Collins pleaded guilty in Bucks County court Thursday to driving under the influence, but blamed the incident on an Old Falls Road bar in Levittown. Collins, 34, said he was forced to drive drunk after a bartender at the bar refused to call him a cab. The bar left him with no choice but to hop in the car for the approximately...
  • Drunks say the darndest things

    08/01/2006 7:17:08 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 65 replies · 1,508+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | Tuesday, August 1, 2006 | John Burtis
    Don’t get me wrong, now, you folks on the left, who are always looking for somebody to pounce on just because they present a personal viewpoint in this land of free expression in these days of advanced PC senility which may be at odds with yours, but I’m not here to defend Mel Gibson’s reprehensible antics at his traffic stop, nor am I here to bury him.