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  • 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 weren’t the case, and I didn’t support my mayor or my city councilwoman or my congresswoman or either of my senators — and I’m lucky to live in a state where I have lots of women representing me, you know — maybe then I’d 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
    http://twitchy.com ^ | March 8, 2014 | Staff
    The “Official International Public Relations Secretariat for the Headquarters of National Resistance of the EuroMaidan” has sent its thanks to Bob’s Wines in Knoxville, Tenn. According to a sign in the window and the store’s website, Bob’s 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
    chron.com ^ | 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 Clinton’s 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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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? It’s 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 Russia’s 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 Russia’s 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 Russia’s new laws on homosexuality, which critics say are part of a broader crackdown on Russia’s 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. “We’ve 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. pic.twitter.com/o0bFHmaRkp #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. “I’m 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 nation’s capital. But you don’t 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 · 40 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...
  • War on Chelsea (Another dog-related controversy...)

    04/23/2012 4:58:52 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 31 replies
    NY Post ^ | 4/23/12 | MICHAEL STARR
    Chelsea Clinton has a problem. The former first daughter’s new job as a correspondent for NBC News has gotten off to a rocky start — and, after just two on-air pieces (thus far) for “Rock Center with Brian Williams” and the “NBC Nightly News,” she has become the target of withering criticism from inside the TV world. And it’s only getting worse. A piece headlined “Chelsea Clinton, TV’s Dork Diva, Struggles at NBC” that appeared last week on the media site buzzfeed.com has renewed questions about her qualifications for the job — and NBC’s motives for hiring her.
  • Local Mom Who Prefers Smirnoff to Smurfs Gets Jail Time

    04/12/2012 4:46:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Wed., Apr. 11 2012 | Erin Sherbert
    Sarah Boushey, the vodka-chugging, Smurf-hating mother, was sentenced to 69 days in San Mateo county jail after the Smurfs movie drove her to drink and drive with her 4-year-old daughter in the car. According to the San Mateo County DA, mom, who pleaded no contest to driving drunk with a minor in the car, has already served 47 days behind bars. Boushey will also have to install an anti-DUI device in her car and use it for the three years she is on probation. Readers probably recall the incident last August where 42-year-old Boushey took her young daughter to see...
  • Mother charged with shoving son, forcing him to walk 2 miles in rain after he took away her vodka

    03/24/2012 8:08:34 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 34 replies · 1+ views
    WFTS ^ | March 22, 2012 | Alison Morrow
    LARGO, Fla. - A Largo woman is in jail on child abuse charges after the Largo Police Department claims she forced her 12-year-old son to walk two miles in the rain late Wednesday night, following a struggle over vodka.
  • Glacier thief arrested in Chile

    02/01/2012 6:53:19 PM PST · by AnalogReigns · 31 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 1 February 2012 | Rory Carroll
    <p>Climate change sceptics have acquired a new explanation for why glaciers are retreating: it's not global warming, it's theft.</p> <p>Police in Chile have arrested a man on suspicion of stealing five tonnes of ice from the Jorge Montt glacier in the Patagonia region to sell as designer ice cubes in bars and restaurants.</p>
  • Chupacabra on Rampage in Russia

    10/11/2011 9:45:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    RT ^ | 03 October, 2011
    A string of livestock mass-killings by an unidentified creature has struck fear into Russian farmers. A number of towns from Chelyabinsk in central Russian to the Moscow region have suffered, with the death toll from the latest attack reaching 30. Farmer Vasily Velikodnev found the butchered sheep in their fold on a September morning in Kolomna region, some 100 km south of Moscow. He was immediately struck by the manner of the killings. According to the farmer, the tendons in the sheep’s back were ripped, in order “to cut their arteries and suck out their blood” – a trademark of...
  • Expensive massages, top shelf vodka and five-star hotels: First Lady accused of spending $10m in

    08/24/2011 9:28:26 AM PDT · by Nachum · 372 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/24/11 | Tamara Abraham
    The Obamas' summer break in Martha's Vineyard has already been branded a PR disaster after the couple arrived four hours apart on separate government jets. But according to new reports, this is the least of their extravagances. White House sources today claimed that the First Lady has spent $10million of U.S. taxpayers' money on vacations alone in the past year. Branding her 'disgusting' and 'a vacation junkie', they say the 47-year-old mother-of-two has been indulging in five-star hotels, where she splashes out on expensive massages and alcohol. The 'top source' told the National Enquirer: 'It's disgusting. Michelle is taking advantage...
  • How To Celebrate Ramadan? Try BACON VODKA

    08/01/2011 1:55:14 AM PDT · by LyinLibs · 12 replies
    Bakon Vodka ^ | 8/1/2011 | Bakon Vodka
    A superior quality potato vodka with a savory bacon flavor. It's clean, crisp, and delicious. This is the only vodka you'll ever want to use...
  • Who Stole Dan Aykroyd's Vodka?

    06/06/2011 10:36:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    DAN Aykroyd has had 21,000 bottles of vodka stolen. The huge haul of the 'Ghostbusters' star's own brand of Crystal Head Vodka were taken from a California warehouse recently, and while he's upset at his loss, he can still see a positive side to the incident. He told gossip website TMZ: "My partners and I are sorry to lose this much vodka to theft and do not condone criminal activity in any fashion, but we are happy that some consumers will be afforded the opportunity of tasting it at significantly lower than retail price." Dan's spirit - which is a...
  • Why does Russia always fail?

    05/14/2011 9:41:02 AM PDT · by WesternCulture · 87 replies · 1+ views
    05/14/2011 | WesternCulture
    My ancestors have lived close to Russia since the dawn of Mankind. We have lost territory to them, counqured it back and so forth. In 1809, Sweden had to give up Finland to Russia during the Napoleonic Wars. Later on, Finland became sovereign and stood up very well to the test when challenged by Stalin in the wake of WWII. Tiny Finland in fact even ridiculed Stalin and his Soviet warriors in the legendary Winter War. Most often, Stalin is seen as a brutal yet efficient ruler, but Finland, aided by Sweden, really demonstrated to the World how weak and...
  • The Temperment of Russian Men

    12/28/2010 9:06:56 AM PST · by Niuhuru · 51 replies · 17+ views
    Mind of Niuhuru | December 28 2010 | Niuhuru
    What exactly is the temperment of Russian men and what sort of spouses do they make?
  • Turning beer into alcohol is a delicate brew in Russia

    01/20/2011 12:24:57 AM PST · by cunning_fish · 2 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 18 | Kathy Lally
    MOSCOW - Russia's Duma deputies might find it easier to turn lead into gold than make beer into alcohol. Creating gold requires only the magic of alchemy, but the fate of a proposal to legally define beer as an alcoholic drink will depend on the even more challenging art of politics. Russian law treats beer as a food - it could just as well be a package of pasta - and anyone who makes and sells it only has to prove that conditions are sanitary. This lack of regulation and attendant attitude, critics say, has contributed to young people starting...
  • Teesside man dies after downing pint of vodka [in four seconds]

    09/29/2010 9:57:19 PM PDT · by Huntress · 36 replies · 2+ views
    BBC ^ | 9/29/2010 | Unattributed
    A man died after downing a pint of vodka in four seconds, an inquest heard. Richard Davies, 29, from Thornaby, near Stockton, had been drinking with friends before the alcohol knocked him unconscious in January. Mr Davies was found not breathing in a pool of his own blood, and died hours later. Recording a verdict of misadventure, Teesside coroner Tony Eastwood said the alcohol in his system had killed him. The hearing on Tuesday at Teesside Coroner's Court was told how the electrician's mate was five-and-a-half times the legal drink-drive limit and his body contained traces of the then-legal high...
  • Moscow to Ban Vodka Sales After 10pm

    08/18/2010 11:31:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies · 1+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 18 Aug 2010 | Andrew Osborn
    Russia is to ban the sale of vodka in Moscow’s shops after 10 at night as part of the toughest anti-alcohol campaign since the collapse of the Soviet Union.From the beginning of September, it will be illegal for the Russian capital’s supermarkets, shops and kiosks to sell vodka from 10pm to 10am. The move will replace lax rules that theoretically forbid Moscow’s shops from selling the grain-based spirit from eleven at night to eight in the morning but which in practice allow them to sell vodka around the clock if they get a permit. It comes as the Kremlin pushes...
  • 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....
  • The incredible illegal distillery which made 1.3m litres of bootleg alcohol

    07/12/2010 11:12:31 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 61 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Last updated at 6:58 PM on 12th July 2010 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    The ringleader of a bootleg alcohol gang which produced more than a million litres of illegal vodka costing the taxman £10 million in lost revenue was jailed for 12 years today. Harvey Conroy ran a 'determined and professional' outfit which produced fake vodka and tobacco without paying excise duty or VAT, defrauding the state of millions of pounds. Richard Christie QC, for the prosecution, said Conroy orchestrated the fraud in a bid to make massive profits, with the factories working 24 hours-a-day
  • Meat-flavored vodkas hit the market

    06/29/2010 3:21:14 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 14 replies
    WLUK.COM ^ | 29 JUNE 2010 | AP
    Prepare your palate for carnivorous cocktails Updated: Tuesday, 29 Jun 2010, 12:43 PM CDT Published : Tuesday, 29 Jun 2010, 12:43 PM CDT MARK THIESSEN,Associated Press Writer WASILLA, Alaska (AP) - The Alaska Distillery in Wasilla just recently launched its Smoked Salmon Flavored Vodka, about a year after the Seattle-based Black Rock Spirits introduced a bacon-flavored vodka. Both savory spirits were intended to complement Bloody Marys, but are finding wider uses among mixologists. "I think there was some madness and some drunkenness involved, honestly," said Toby Foster, an Alaska Distillery partner and the one charged with coming up with new...
  • Move Over Fruit, Meat-Flavored Vodkas Moving In

    06/29/2010 11:12:50 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 29, 2010
    Prepare your palate for carnivorous cocktails. The Alaska Distillery in Wasilla just recently launched its Smoked Salmon Flavored Vodka, about a year after the Seattle-based Black Rock Spirits introduced a bacon-flavored vodka. Both savory spirits were intended to complement Bloody Marys, but are finding wider uses among mixologists. ''I think there was some madness and some drunkenness involved, honestly,'' said Toby Foster, an Alaska Distillery partner and the one charged with coming up with new flavors with Alaska themes. Foster's intent was to market a local vodka which would stand out among the numerous other bottles on the liquor store...
  • Move over fruit, meat-flavored vokdas moving in (last year it was bacon, now salmon ..)

    06/29/2010 8:50:00 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies · 1+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/29/10 | Mark Thiessen - ap
    WASILLA, Alaska – Prepare your palate for carnivorous cocktails. The Alaska Distillery in Wasilla just recently launched its Smoked Salmon Flavored Vodka, about a year after the Seattle-based Black Rock Spirits introduced a bacon-flavored vodka. Both savory spirits were intended to complement Bloody Marys, but are finding wider uses among mixologists. "I think there was some madness and some drunkenness involved, honestly," said Toby Foster, an Alaska Distillery partner and the one charged with coming up with new flavors with Alaska themes.
  • Shaken, and Not Stirred — But What About the Clathrates? [differences in vodkas explored]

    06/15/2010 7:34:10 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 35 replies · 500+ views
    University of Cincinnati ^ | 6/14/2010 | Dale W. Schaefer
    A UC researcher proposes that taste is in the tongue of the beholder when it comes to vodka. Photos By: Ashley Kempher, photojournalist; video by Jay Yocis University of Cincinnati Professor Dale W. Schaefer, in the Chemical and Materials Engineering Department of UC's College of Engineering and Applied Science, is part of an international team of scientists studying to see if there is a scientific way to measure structure in vodkas. UC collaborated with scientists from Moscow State University. Since vodkas are 60 percent pure water and 40 percent pure ethanol (ethyl alcohol), many people conclude that vodkas are uniformly...
  • Vodka Eyeballing - Bizarre New Trend Requires 'Shot' of Booze into the Eye

    05/31/2010 3:54:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies · 863+ views
    National Ledger ^ | May 31, 2010 | Cyndi James
    What is vodka eyeballing? A new fad among some kids in Europe may be spreading to the US. In online videos it is dubbed vodka eyeballing and now the claim is that some American teens have tried the odd way to get a buzz. It is just as it sounds - supposedly it is a shot of vodka into the eye. This bizarre new "trend" has found a home on YouTube and some say they are concerned for US kids as the claim is that it will get you a buzz quicker than taking a shot of vodka by mouth....
  • Drinking' Neat Vodka Through Your EYE for a Quick Buzz?

    05/15/2010 3:23:36 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 35 replies · 1,801+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/15/2010 | Daily Mail
    Even as drunken student antics go, it was, by any stretch of the imagination, a disturbing scene. Surrounded by cheering rugby players, applauded by fellow members of the university netball team, 19-year-old Melissa Fontaine tipped back her head and giggled as fellow drinkers in the Students' Union bar pulled apart her eyelids and allowed them to pour a shot of vodka into her left eye. 'Vodka eyeballing', as it is known in student circles, is the latest drinking craze to sweep through Britain's universities. Those who do it claim that it induces feelings of drunkenness at break-neck speeds, providing...