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  • Collier Man's Misuse of 911 Leaves Neighbors Perturbed

    06/13/2016 12:47:45 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    NBC2 ^ | JUNE 7, 2016
    A Collier County man called 911 on Monday night because his girlfriend wouldn't buy him vodka. He told dispatch his neighbors were fighting and yelling. When deputies showed up, there was no yelling, and there was no scene. - Using our app? CLICK HERE to watch video Deputies said it was a prank, and neighbors said it wasn't funny. Each time a deputy is sent to a non-emergency call, that's the taxpayer's dollars spent and the officers' time wasted. We got ahold of the 911 call. Operator: "Collier County 911. What is the status of your emergency?" Jack Means: "Uh...
  • Report: Dozens of Russian generals in Syria killed after a car bomb hits their military base

    02/24/2016 11:59:06 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 71 replies ^ | 02/24/2016 | MAAYAN GROISMAN
    The military base that was hit by the car bomb is considered one of the most important military centers of the Russian forces on the Syrian coast, located some 15 kilometers from Latakia.
  • Hillary Clinton Takes Natural Desiccated Thyroid. (She is on thyroid meds)

    02/21/2016 4:41:41 AM PST · by dennisw · 37 replies ^ | Posted on August 3, 2015 | /Jeffrey Dach MD
    Hillary Clinton Takes Natural Desiccated Thyroid Posted on August 3, 2015 A letter was released by Hillary Clinton's doctor, Lisa Bardack, MD, disclosing among other things, Hillary is taking natural desiccated thyroid pills for hypothyroidism, and she has a Calcium Score of zero. She also takes vitamin B12. Dr Lisa Bardack declared Hillary "fit to serve as president." Perhaps Dr Lisa Bardack prescribes natural thyroid for Hillary Clinton because it is a better thyroid medication. And perhaps Dr Lisa Barack prescribes natural thyroid for Hillary Clinton in spite of the opposition of the Endocrine Society Position_Statement which says natural desiccated...
  • Russian doctor punches patient, killing him instantly

    01/10/2016 8:59:25 AM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 57 replies
    The hindu ^ | 10Jan 2016
    He came with stomach pain and died of head injury for "touching" a nurse -- something he never did. In a bizarre incident, an angry Russian doctor fatally punched a patient for “touching” a nurse at a hospital in a south-western Russian town with the media dubbing the medic ‘the boxer doctor.’
  • Hillary: Drinking Game With John McCain Ended in Tie

    01/01/2016 8:55:30 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Friday, 01 Jan 2016 06:37 PM
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says in a video interview posted on her Facebook page she was once challenged by Sen. John McCain to a drinking game, which ended in a tie. In the video, she is asked by someone off camera, "Have you ever won a drinking competition?" Clinton laughs, and replies she hasn't participated in many, but the "most famous one" is when McCain, an Arizona Republican challenged her to a vodka drinking game while on a congressional trip. ...
  • Vodka (Vodka Vanity)

    01/01/2016 4:47:54 PM PST · by Artemis Webb · 117 replies
    me | 01/01/2016 | me
    My brother in law bought me this bottle of Grays Peak Small Batch vodka for Christmas. Dang nice looking bottle. I haven't opened it yet. But I'm wondering who here has a preference for vodka and if you really can tell the difference between one American Vodka and another? This one is going to end up in white russians anyway. The Dude would doubtless approve.
  • McCain challenged Hillary to drinking contest

    12/31/2015 2:32:22 PM PST · by PROCON · 72 replies ^ | Dec. 31, 2015 | Jonathan Easley
    Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton says she once went head-to-head with Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) in a drinking contest. "I haven't been in many [drinking contests], but the most famous one, I suppose is the one I engaged in with Sen. John McCain when he and I were on a congressional delegation and he kind of challenged me," Clinton said in a video posted on her Facebook page Thursday. "We have our political differences, but we sat there drinking vodka."
  • Man Claims THIS Drawing Is of a 'Real Yeti he Saw and Sketched Before Reading its Mind

    08/30/2015 2:02:16 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 70 replies
    Sunday Express ^ | Tue, Aug 25, 2015
    AN ARTIST is claiming to have seen a mythical yeti for long enough to sketch the "giant primate".Russian Andrey Lyubchenko says people will think he is "insane", but insists he saw the legendary beast which was happy for him to draw its portrait. He claims the brief encounter was in the mountains of the Kemerovo area of Siberia, in Russia, and he telepathically communicated with the hairy mythological mammal. He said: "It happened so unexpectedly and fast that I had no time to get scared. "There was a clear feeling that this was a thinking creature, I felt he was...
  • Hillary is showing the wear and tear and mental strain from her email controversy (vanity)

    08/20/2015 6:28:50 AM PDT · by dennisw · 57 replies
    vanity | 8 20 2015 | vanity
    <p>She is showing the agony of (impending) defeat and humiliation as Bernie gains on her and she is running on empty. How soon before this sloppy (e-mails), inarticulate, press conference dodging, babbling boob gets the hook or throws in the towel to run the Clintoon crime family foundation. The constant lying and spinning is putting a strain on her psyche and it shows.</p>
  • Disbelief over Chelsea Clintons $65,000 speaking fee

    06/30/2015 12:59:30 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 67 replies
    NY Post ^ | 6/30/15 | Marketwatch
    The reaction from around the Twitterverse to news that a university paid $65,000 for Chelsea Clinton to make a brief appearance in 2014 can largely be summed up in one word. What?! Tuesday morning, the Washington Post reported the University of Missouri at Kansas City was looking for a celebrity speaker to headline a gala luncheon, and initially reached out to Hillary Clinton. But when Clintons representatives quoted a fee of $275,000, officials balked. So they turned to the Democratic presidential front-runners daughter. As reported by the Post, the university paid $65,000 for Chelsea Clintons appearance.
  • Sparta Man Blames Vodka for Biting Police Officer

    06/03/2015 10:38:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    News8000 ^ | Jun 03 2015
    Sparta police said a 23-year-old man blamed vodka for his behavior, which included scratching and biting an officer. Sparta police were called to a residence on L Street for a report of an unconscious man on someones porch at 4:45 a.m. on May 29. Officers found Jacob A. Baumbach passed out on the porch and they were unable to wake him. Officers requested EMS and tried to load him onto a cot. Sparta police said at that point, Baumbach woke up and became combative and attempted to kick a Monroe County Sheriffs deputy who stopped by to help. Baumbach also...
  • The High-End Magic Behind the Best Vodka Ive Ever Had

    05/15/2015 5:08:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 70 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | 5/15/15 | Brent Rose
    <p>I do not like vodka. Let me start there. In fact Ive previously written that a vodka soda is the worlds most dangerous drink because you will fall asleep and choke while drinking its so fucking boring. So, when I walked into the Woody Creek vodka distillery near Aspen, Colorado, it was not without a great deal of skepticism.</p>
  • When Russians Stop Drinking, Vodka Sales Plunge

    05/07/2015 8:49:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 5/6 | Lauren Davidson
    Stricter rules, economic problems and changing social habits mean that Russians are consuming less alcohol, and that's sobering news for the global vodka industryIn good news for Russian life expectancy but sobering news for vodka distilleries, the largest country in the world is turning away from alcohol. Alcohol consumption in Russia, which is believed to have fallen into economic recession, dropped by 6.3pc in 2014 amid ongoing political tension, the collapse in oil prices and a government crackdown on drinking. Russians drank 12pc less vodka last year, according to data from Euromonitor International, dragging down global sales of the clear...
  • Vodka truck ends up in tree after crash on I-95 video

    04/23/2015 5:40:27 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 26 replies
    WOKV ^ | 04/23/15 | COLE HEATH
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. Road crews spent hours cutting a delivery truck out of a tree Wednesday afternoon. The truck came down next to the northbound lanes of Interstate 95 near the Old St. Augustine Road exit near Baptist Medical Center South.
  • Ventura Distillers Make Vodka -- From Local Strawberries

    <p>Make vodka from strawberries? No one does that, says Anthony Caspary, co-founder of Ventura Spirits, a bootstrap distillery he started with his brother and two friends in the basement of an old industrial building on the western edge of Ventura. Other than the expense of the strawberries themselves, it's just too much work.</p>
  • Police: Chaska Man Bit Off Girlfriends Ear, Beheaded Her Cat (Minnesota, eh?)

    01/30/2015 6:40:31 PM PST · by dynachrome · 27 replies
    CBS Minnesota ^ | 1-29-15 | unattributed
    According to a criminal complaint, police officers in Chaska responded that night to the Cedar Creek Apartments on a domestic assault call. When they arrived, officers found a 42-year-old woman covered in blood, shaking and cowering in the corner. The woman told police that Trudeau, whom shed been dating for about two years, had severely beaten her after drinking vodka all afternoon. She said that Trudeau assaulted her while the two were arguing about their relationship. He reportedly choked her, slammed her head onto the ground and told her repeatedly she was going to die tonight.
  • Conman Guilty of Selling Urine as Whisky (U.K.)

    01/14/2015 5:19:27 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 16 replies
    The Spirits Business ^ | 12th January, 2015 | Melita Kiely
    Conman guilty of selling urine as whisky A British conman has been labelled a danger to public health and handed a suspended prison sentence after admitting to selling urine as whisky. Nicholas Stewart, 35, tricked holidaymakers in Blackpool into buying bottles of what appeared to be sealed, 1.5 litre bottles of Jack Daniels whiskey and Smirnoff vodka. Security staff seized the bottles which were being sold at 10 each after they noticed Stewart approaching tourists at the Coral Island slot machine complex. However, scientific analysis revealed that while some bottles contained flat cola, others contained urine and...
  • Russia: Free Syrian Army No Longer Exists; Rebels Are Coordinating With Terrorists

    09/17/2014 2:45:27 AM PDT · by markomalley · 62 replies
    CNS News ^ | 9/17/2014 | Patrick Goodenough
    Russia on Tuesday accused the West of ignoring its warnings about the growing terrorist threat in Syria, and claimed that the moderate rebel front the one the Obama administration wants to arm as part of its anti-ISIS strategy no longer exists.The remarks by Russias ambassador in Geneva Alexey Borodavkin came during a session of the U.N. Human Rights Council, which was discussing the most recent report by a U.N.-mandated independent commission of inquiry into the conflict.The report, released late last month and roughly covering the first half of this year, recorded atrocities by the Assad regime and by...
  • Chelsea Clinton quits as NBC News reporter

    08/29/2014 11:28:32 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 51 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 29, 2014 1:18 PM EDT | David Bauder
    Chelsea Clinton said Friday she is quitting her job as a reporter at NBC News, citing increased work at the Clinton Foundation and imminent birth of her first child. Bill and Hillary Clintons daughter had been working at the network since 2011, sporadically doing feature stories on people or organizations doing public-spirited work. Politico magazine reported earlier this year that NBC was paying her $600,000 a year.
  • Chelsea Clinton Is Leaving NBC News

    08/29/2014 8:44:28 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    People ^ | August 29, 2014 | Sharon Cotliar
    Chelsea Clinton says she's stepping out of her correspondent job as she looks forward to taking on mom duties After not quite three years as a special correspondent for NBC News and with just a little while until she and husband Marc Mezvinsky are expected to become parents the former first daughter is now leaving that position, she tells PEOPLE in a statement, "to continue focusing on my work at the Clinton Foundation and as Marc and I look forward to welcoming our first child."
  • Chelsea Clinton Leaving Her Unbelievably Cushy Fake Job at NBC

    08/29/2014 8:51:46 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 55 replies ^ | 8/29/14 | Joe Coscarelli
    Kicking off the annual Labor Day Friday News Dump, Chelsea Clinton has announced, via People, that she will no longer pretend to be a reporter. The once (and future?) First Daughter has been a special correspondent for NBC News since 2011, when she was dubbed, following her debut, one of the most boring people of her era. For the occasional feel-good segment or interview with the CGI Geico gecko, Clinton earned a reported annual salary of $600,000, or approximately $26,724 for every minute she was on-air.
  • Chelsea Clinton: Anger can inspire

    05/21/2014 2:08:16 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 39 replies
    Chelsea Clinton: Anger can inspire By: Katie Glueck May 21, 2014 03:47 PM EDT A good first step for young people looking to change the world, says Chelsea Clinton, is to consider, What makes you most angry? What pisses you off? Clinton, the daughter of former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, dished out that blunt advice on Wednesday at a conference on women and technology in Newport Beach, Calif. The 34-year-old spent substantial parts of her appearance discussing challenges facing women and girls who want to break into technology fields. She also said that one...
  • CHELSEA CLINTON MAKES HER MOVE [Hubble's girl may run for orifice]

    04/15/2014 8:14:16 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 46 replies
    Fast Company.. ^ | DANIELLE SACKS
    CHELSEA CLINTON IS THE PRODUCT OF TWO OF THE MOST POWERFUL BRANDS IN THE WORLD. NOW SHE'S FINALLY CARVING OUT HER OWN IDENTITY--BY JOINING THE FAMILY BUSINESS.... I woke up one day when I was 29 and craved red meat," says Chelsea, now 34, and a self-described omnivore. "I'm a big believer in listening to my body's cravings." ... she's not just another millennial. She's political royalty. And now, finally, she has decided to join the Clinton family business.... ... "People [were] always asking me [since I was a kid], 'Do you want to go into politics?' " she tells me,...
  • Chelsea Clinton Leaves Door Open for Political Decision

    04/14/2014 10:59:59 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 55 replies
    Newsmax | 14 Apr 14 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Chelsea Clinton has left the door open to one day to running for office herself. "I live in a city and a state where I support my elected representatives," Clinton said in an interview with the business magazine Fast Company. "If at some point that werent the case, and I didnt support my mayor or my city councilwoman or my congresswoman or either of my senators and Im lucky to live in a state where I have lots of women representing me, you know maybe then Id have to ask and answer the question for myself, and come...
  • Lithuania Unearths Liquor Pipeline from Belarus (Hold mah beer alert)

    12/12/2004 8:22:45 AM PST · by sully777 · 14 replies · 553+ views
    Yahoo/Reuters ^ | 12-10-04
    VILNIUS (Reuters) - Lithuanian border guards have unearthed a three-kilometer (2-mile) pipeline for smuggling in moonshine liquor from neighboring Belarus, the guards said on Friday. The thin plastic pipeline, buried a few centimeters underground, ran under several roads, along a riverbed and ended next to the home of a Lithuanian citizen... It was the fourth such pipeline discovered in the last two years but by far the longest. Moonshine vodka from Belarus is sold on the black market in Lithuania, undercutting prices of legitimate alcohol that have risen sharply since the Baltic nation joined the European Union in May.
  • Tennessee liquor store bans Russian vodka in support of Ukraine

    03/11/2014 6:13:50 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 8 replies ^ | March 8, 2014 | Staff
    The Official International Public Relations Secretariat for the Headquarters of National Resistance of the EuroMaidan has sent its thanks to Bobs Wines in Knoxville, Tenn. According to a sign in the window and the stores website, Bobs will no longer sell Russian vodka due to the recent Russian aggression in Ukraine.
  • Love of Vodka is Killing Russian Men: Study

    01/31/2014 11:27:37 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | FRIDAY, JANUARY 31, 2014
    Russian men are dying in droves before their time, primarily due to alcohol poisoning, accidents, violence and disease resulting from heavy alcohol consumption - particularly vodka.A quarter of all Russian men die before they reach their mid-fifties and their passion for alcohol - particularly vodka - is largely to blame, according to research published on Friday. A study of more than 150,000 people found extraordinarily high premature death rates among male Russians, some of whom reported drinking three or more bottles a week of the potent clear spirit.
  • Clintons to get public health awards from Harvard

    10/20/2013 1:49:09 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 21 replies ^ | 10/20/13 | houston Chronicle
    BOSTON (AP) Former President Bill Clinton and daughter Chelsea Clinton are among those who will be honored during events celebrating the Harvard School of Public Health's centennial.
  • 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.
  • Chelsea Clinton: We want to have a baby in 2014

    10/03/2013 7:06:22 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 65 replies
    NBC TODAY SHOW ^ | 10/3/13 | Scott Stump
    Next up on Chelsea Clinton's agenda: Becoming a mom. Clinton, 33, who has been married for three years to husband Marc Mezvinsky, told Glamour magazine in a recent interview that they are intent on starting a family next year. The death of Clintons grandmother, Dorothy Howell Rodham, in 2011, resulted in the couple prioritizing what they want in life. We sat down and said, 'Here's what we want to do, Clinton told Glamour. The first thing on the list was simple: We want, God willing, to start a family. So we decided we were going to make 2014 the Year...
  • Chelsea Clinton declares 2014 the 'Year of the Baby'

    10/02/2013 9:39:00 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 48 replies
    Chelsea Clinton declares 2014 the 'Year of the Baby' By Judy Kurtz - 10/02/13 11:31 AM ET Get ready for Chelsea Clinton Bump Watch 2014 the only daughter of the former president and former secretary of State is declaring next year the Year of the Baby. In an interview for the November issue of Glamour magazine on her work with the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation, Clinton reveals that she and husband Marc Mezvinsky are planning for a bouncing addition to their household. According to the 33-year-old Oxford grad, the pair, who married in 2010, sat down together...
  • Bill Clinton: Chelsea would make a great president

    09/26/2013 9:16:34 AM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 60 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Sept. 26, 2013 | Dylan Stableford
    In an interview with CNN's Piers Morgan that aired on Wednesday night, the former president was asked whether his wife or daughter would be better in the White House. "Day after tomorrow, my wife because she's had more experience," Clinton said. "Over the long run, Chelsea. She knows more than we do about everything. "There was a time in her childhood when I thought maybe she thought she did when she didn't, now it's highly embarrassing because she in fact does," he continued. "So, I feel like I'm going to school every day when we have a conversation." The 33-year-old...
  • Pour Me A Vodka, Putin

    09/23/2013 5:01:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies ^ | September 23, 2013 | Katie Kieffer
    For the first time in five years, the conventional media prefers Russian President Vladimir Putin over U.S. President Barack Obama. Has Vladimir sent American journalists cases of Russian vodka? Or are they fed up with Barack? Its amusing to imagine Putin shipping cases of Russian vodka to American journalists with a note: Dearest American Journalists: Please put me on the cover of your influential news magazines, such as TIME Magazine, and also please publish my op-ed in one of your most distinguished newspapers, The New York Times. I will be truly grateful. My public image has never been stellar. Americans...
  • NYC bar owners dump vodka into streets, promote boycott to protest Russias anti-gay laws

    08/06/2013 2:14:14 AM PDT · by Freelance Warrior · 61 replies
    / NEW YORK New York City bar owners poured bottles of Russian vodka into the streets of Manhattan on Monday in a protest against Russias crackdown on the gay community. Holding up a bottle of the popular Russian brand Stolichnaya, the United Restaurant and Tavern Owners Association President Paul Hurley shook his head and called for a city-wide boycott of Russian spirits and liquor. The United Restaurant and Tavern Owners Association [...] President Paul Hurley, who urged people to drink American-made alcohol instead, said the boycott was the first step toward pressuring Russia to change its policies toward gay...
  • Gay Rights Activists Dump Vodka Outside Russian Consulate in NY

    07/31/2013 8:05:55 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 42 replies
    RIA Novosti ^ | 8/1/13 | Dan Elias
    NEW YORK, July 31 (By Dan Elias for RIA Novosti) - Vodka was flowing outside the Russian Consulate in New York City Wednesday not into glasses, but onto the street. Dozens of gay rights activists cheered as bottles were dumped directly opposite the consulate building in the latest protest against Russias new laws on homosexuality, which critics say are part of a broader crackdown on Russias gay community. The protest was organized by RUSA LGBT, an American gay rights group for Russian speakers, and Queer Nation, a New York-based organization that fights homophobia and anti-gay violence. Weve received...
  • Holy Pious Muslim Brotherhood Leaves Their Empty Vodka Bottles at Protest Site

    07/08/2013 11:26:26 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 11 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 7-8-2013j | Jim Hoft
    Allahu Akbar. The holy pious Muslim Brotherhood left their empty whiskey and vodka bottles littered on the ground after the bloody protests this weekend. Via Egyptocracy: Earlier, @IslamElGawish saw vodka bottles, now, army shows whiskey bottles in the pious pro #Morsi sit-in. #Egypt Egyptocracy (@Egyptocracy) July 8, 2013
  • EU leaders court Obama with bling, vodka (back in 2009)

    05/01/2013 12:06:41 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 05/01/2013 @ 09:29 | Andrew Rettman
    What do you give a man who has everything, including the White House? A bamboo bicycle? Bird-shaped cufflinks? Some coffee in a fancy box? US President Barack Obama got all the above and lots more in 2009, according to a register of diplomatic gifts published by his protocol department this week. Most of it ends up in storage in the National Archives and Records Administration in Washington.
  • Chelsea Clinton Leans In

    04/07/2013 12:46:04 PM PDT · by John W · 95 replies
    Parade Magazine ^ | April 7, 2013 | Lynn Sherr
    Hi, she says, striding into the room with a smooth gait and a low, sure voice. Im Chelsea! The handshake is confident, the eyes firmly fixed. With the ease of her father and the directness of her mother, Chelsea Clinton is stepping out into the world. At 33, she wears her political royalty in triplicate: There are her famous parents, of course, but also her mother-in-law, former Pennsylvania congresswoman Marjorie Margolies. After several years in the private sector (with McKinsey & Company, then with a hedge fund), Clinton has emerged onto the civic stage in her own right, graceful and...
  • World Exclusive: Chelsea Clinton adopting African baby

    03/26/2013 12:32:11 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 129 replies
    The National Enquirer ^ | 3-26-13 | Barry Levine -- executive editor
    Big hearted Chelsea Clinton plans to adopt a baby from Africa, the Enquirer has learned exclusively.
  • Chelsea Clinton to buy $10.5 million apartment on Madison Square Park (PHOTOS)

    03/14/2013 5:48:23 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 91 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 3/14/13 | PHILIP CAULFIELD
    Chelsea Clinton and her husband, Marc Mezvinsky, are in contract to buy a four-bedroom, 5,000-square-foot apartment in The Whitman, on the north end of Madison Square Park. Come June, NoMad residents will be keeping up with the Clintons. Chelsea Clinton and her husband, Marc Mezvinsky, are buying a sleek, $10.5 million apartment overlooking Madison Square Park, sources said.
  • Eastlake police: Drunken man cursed at bags of tobacco, then confessed love to urinal [w/vid]

    03/08/2013 11:58:25 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 23 replies
    Newsnet 5 ^ | 03/03/2013 | Tina Kaufmann
    EASTLAKE, Ohio - Eastlake police officers arrested a man who they say was so drunk he not only was talking to tobacco bags and swearing at them, he also confessed his love to a urinal. -snip- According to police, it appeared the man was trying to have a conversation with a bottle of vodka and with a customer who was standing in line. Officers said the man's speech was slurred, "his thoughts were confused and random and the conversation that he tried to convey between the bottle of vodka and the customer made no sense and was unintelligible."
  • Russian Vodka: A History (Happy Birthday, my dear friend)

    01/31/2013 9:55:49 AM PST · by 1rudeboy · 15 replies
    January 31 is marked as the birthday of the classical Russian vodka.
  • Chelsea chairs National Day of Service

    01/15/2013 12:04:43 PM PST · by ColdOne · 26 replies
    politico ^ | 1/15/13 | KATIE GLUECK
    President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, members of Congress and their families will be rolling up their sleeves at service projects in our nations capital. But you dont have to be in Washington to get involved. From repairing fire-damaged homes in Colorado and cleaning sidewalks in Detroit to spending time with children with disabilities in New Orleans, every state will offer opportunities to volunteer. My parents instilled their mothers values in me from early on. In Little Rock, Arkansas, we went to church on Sundays, and afterward, conversation often turned to what volunteer project we could do together. Favorites...
  • Vodka 'saved' elephants in Siberian freeze

    12/15/2012 6:28:15 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 8 replies
    BBC News ^ | 14 December 2012
    Alcohol can lower an elephant's core body temperature Two elephants have been saved from the deadly Siberian cold by drinking vodka, Russian officials say. They say the animals had to be taken out into the bitter cold after the wooden trailer they were travelling in caught fire in the Novosibirsk region. The elephants, aged 45 and 48, suffered frostbite to the tips of their ears amid temperatures of -40C (-40F) But they were warmed up by two cases of vodka mixed with warm water, one official was quoted as saying. "They started roaring like if they were in the jungle!...
  • Clinton will not testify before Congress on Libya, purported concussion cited

    12/15/2012 12:51:18 PM PST · by Jean S · 95 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 12/15/12
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will not be able to testify next week before House and Senate panels on the Benghazi issue because she sustained a concussion, a top State Department official said Saturday.
  • Yeti Sightings On The Rise In Russia - In Other News: Russian Vodka Consumption Shocks Even Russians

    10/02/2012 3:19:10 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 15 replies
    The Sun ^ | September 26, 2012 | The Sun
    'Yeti' Sightings On The Rise In Russia A group of yetis are on the loose in Sibera, fishermen and a forestry worker have claimed. There were three reported sightings in recent weeks. One person who reported spying the beast said We shouted, Do you need help? They rushed away, all in fur, walking on two legs, making their way through the bushes and with two other limbs, straight up the hill. The person who made the report added: It could not be bears, as the bear walks on all fours, and they ran on two. Then they were gone. On...
  • 76-year-old man, 64-year-old woman arrested for having sex in Myrtle Beach park (SC)

    08/02/2012 11:23:31 PM PDT · by SC Swamp Fox · 63 replies
    WBTW News13 ^ | 2 Aug 2012 | WBTW staff
    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - Two Myrtle Beach senior citizens were arrested Wednesday after police said they caught them having oral sex in a public park. According to a police report, James Colie Harsey, 76, was performing oral sex on Audra Elizabeth Rodriguez, 64, by a bridge in the Balsam Park on Balsam Street around 3 p.m. Both suspects were found to be intoxicated and had several vodka bottles in their possession when arrested, police said. Harsey and Rodriguez are both charged with exposure of private parts in a lewd and lascivious manner.
  • Idaho says 'Five Wives' Vodka offensive to church

    06/01/2012 7:13:33 AM PDT · by bjorn14 · 14 replies
    KLEW-TV ^ | 30 May 2012 | Paul Foy & John Miller
    Five Wives Vodka was named in bad taste and won't be stocked or special ordered at stores operated by the state of Idaho, regulators said. The middle-shelf vodka is made by Ogden's Own Distillery in Utah, where the Mormon church is based. Its label carries the name and an image of five women, an apparent reference to polygamy, a practice abandoned by the church more than a century ago. Idaho State Liquor Division administrator Jeff Anderson said the brand is offensive to Mormons who make up over a quarter of Idaho's population. Regulators in Idaho notified Elite Spirits Distributor that...
  • How Saddam hid his dirty money - Billions in oil sales stashed overseas

    05/04/2003 2:04:49 AM PDT · by kattracks · 41 replies · 1,150+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 5/04/03 | WILLIAM SHERMAN
    In the hunt for Saddam Hussein's billions, investigators have identified five networks of more than 100 companies used to launder money skimmed from Iraqi oil sales. Saddam's gangster regime set up shell companies in Switzerland, Jordan, Lichtenstein, Luxembourg and Panama, according to investigators. Those company networks and their banking affiliations were used to enrich the former Iraqi strongman, his sons Uday and Qusay, and other family members. "Ultimately, the money was stolen from the Iraqi people," said Taylor Griffin, spokesman for the Treasury Department, which is heading the government's laundering probe along with U.S. Customs, the Secret Service and various...
  • Marshmallow, PB&J, Bacon: The Extreme Vodka Taste Test

    04/28/2012 8:32:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Fri., Apr. 27 2012 | Jonathan Kauffman
    It has been 25-odd years since Absolut Peppar and Citron entered the American market, and since then, the flavored-vodka business keeps growing, now representing a quarter of the vodka market. Lemon, cranberry, grapefruit, pear, dragonfruit -- the entire fruit aisle is now being turned into 'tinis. (Though SFoodie is a brown-spirits kind of guy, we will admit to a guilty liking for Absolut Ruby Red, and drink the Alameda-produced Hangar One lime and citron vodkas quite readily.) As success grows, so does the temptation for distillers to indulge in risk-taking behaviors. Three years ago, vodka companies were still marketing the...