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(Some Guy)   British hospitals are overwhelmed on weekends by people who think drinking themselves into an 'anaesthetic state' is acceptable, says ER doc, who points out that you can drink yourself to death and get change from £10 in the UK   (christian.org.uk) divider line 23
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2014-03-07 09:14:31 AM
Yobs
 
2014-03-07 09:17:15 AM
THANKS OBAMACARE
 
2014-03-07 09:25:51 AM
Subby, are you saying you can drink yourself to death for less than £10? I don't know about too much about prices outside of London, but in the city, the cheapest pint I found over the course of living there a few years was £1.10, and that was 8 years ago. Liquor was more, and I can't imagine prices have gone down.
 
2014-03-07 09:28:50 AM
FTA: ONS researcher Olugbenga Olatunde said: "It is possible in the future we will get a lot more of these deaths because of games like NekNominate."
NekNominate involves players posting videos on Facebook of themselves drinking. Others then attempt to outperform these stunts by drinking more alcohol or in more dangerous situations.


Hey, alcohol is the only thing that makes life bearable. These high-society scientists and researchers haven't got a clue what it's like for the rest of us. Lady, you'll never be like us. You'll never watch your life slide out of view, and dance and drink and screw because there's nothing else to do.


/My favourite drinking game: trying to pronounce Olugbenga Olatunde after three shots of Glaubenzinger.
//Glaubenzinger, the new loganberry schnapps from Germany's Unterkleibenzimmer region.
///The bottle is shaped like an overweight chemical engineer and when you shake it flakes of polonium dance about inside.
 
2014-03-07 09:29:00 AM
You can do that most places. Either with this.

www.thebeveragestore.com

or this:

www.thebeveragestore.com
Or whatever the regional equiv of shiatty vodka or straight grain alchohol is.
 
2014-03-07 09:32:21 AM

naughtyrev: Subby, are you saying you can drink yourself to death for less than £10? I don't know about too much about prices outside of London, but in the city, the cheapest pint I found over the course of living there a few years was £1.10, and that was 8 years ago. Liquor was more, and I can't imagine prices have gone down.


No kidding.  I love spending time (drinking) in Edinburgh, but cheap it is not.

/Call me when you can buy 4 beers and a mixed drink, and get change back from a $10, like here in WI.
 
2014-03-07 09:41:09 AM
I've sort of gathered that a person considered to be a regular drinker in the UK would be considered a total problem alcoholic in need of an intervention in the US. It's their fault, though, since they sent their puritans here to the US to force puritanical standards and religious nuts onto us.

Also - "ER"? Isn't it "A&E"- as in accident and emergency - in the UK instead?
 
2014-03-07 09:46:33 AM
I guess it depends upon location and drink of choice.  Back in 2003, I could get two bottles of white wine for five quid, so downing two or three bottles in quick succession might be possible.  Beyond that, I'm left with Buckfast on sale and a couple three-liter jugs of that horrid blue hard cider.
 
2014-03-07 09:54:50 AM
Back in my drinking days of a couple years ago a cheap fifth of vodka was six bucks and some change. Coincidentally I was hospitalized after drinking cheap vodka almost two years ago. So ending up in the ER for under ten bucks is possible. Other contributing factors were also lack of sleep, not eating for almost a day and donating whole blood the day prior.
 
2014-03-07 09:56:28 AM
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Olugbenga  Dude!
 
2014-03-07 10:13:45 AM
And why shouldn't they? Healthcare is free and it's not like they have to be at work Monday morning.
 
2014-03-07 10:28:14 AM
And? What's the problem? It's their body, is it not? They can put what they want in it. As long as they just lie down in a ditch and die instead of farking with other people, I have absolutely no problem with this.
 
2014-03-07 11:08:33 AM

naughtyrev: Subby, are you saying you can drink yourself to death for less than £10? I don't know about too much about prices outside of London, but in the city, the cheapest pint I found over the course of living there a few years was £1.10, and that was 8 years ago. Liquor was more, and I can't imagine prices have gone down.


i doubt you'd get a pint for £1.10 even in a student union these days, especially in London. in pubs you're looking at about 4 quid
 
2014-03-07 12:03:21 PM

naughtyrev: Subby, are you saying you can drink yourself to death for less than £10? I don't know about too much about prices outside of London, but in the city, the cheapest pint I found over the course of living there a few years was £1.10, and that was 8 years ago. Liquor was more, and I can't imagine prices have gone down.


I was about to say "£1.10?! I must know where!!", then I read the 8 years ago part :(

That Guy Jeff: And? What's the problem? It's their body, is it not? They can put what they want in it. As long as they just lie down in a ditch and die instead of farking with other people, I have absolutely no problem with this.


That's the downside to a universal system of healthcare. Since we pay for it through taxes if someone decides to knowingly fark themselves up and become a burden to the state then they are costing individuals money, which gives them a reason to say "tsk!". Really they should be denied healthcare and left to die, but everyone is all about "feelings" and "humanity" these days, and so won't allow such brazen common sense.
 
2014-03-07 12:08:20 PM

naughtyrev: Subby, are you saying you can drink yourself to death for less than £10? I don't know about too much about prices outside of London, but in the city, the cheapest pint I found over the course of living there a few years was £1.10, and that was 8 years ago. Liquor was more, and I can't imagine prices have gone down.


No, the article said that.

Apparently whoever wrote the article have, unlike you, discovered the concept of supermarkets, and the fact that they sell alcohol.
 
2014-03-07 12:19:09 PM

spawn73: naughtyrev: Subby, are you saying you can drink yourself to death for less than £10? I don't know about too much about prices outside of London, but in the city, the cheapest pint I found over the course of living there a few years was £1.10, and that was 8 years ago. Liquor was more, and I can't imagine prices have gone down.

No, the article said that.

Apparently whoever wrote the article have, unlike you, discovered the concept of supermarkets, and the fact that they sell alcohol.


You could buy bleach for less than £10 and drink yourself to death and have change. There are certain things we assume, no need to get snippy.
 
2014-03-07 12:25:44 PM
If your self worth is defined by how much you drink then more power to you, you are on the right track.
 
2014-03-07 12:55:42 PM

menschenfresser: I've sort of gathered that a person considered to be a regular drinker in the UK would be considered a total problem alcoholic in need of an intervention in the US. It's their fault, though, since they sent their puritans here to the US to force puritanical standards and religious nuts onto us.

Also - "ER"? Isn't it "A&E"- as in accident and emergency - in the UK instead?


They have started to change to ER as a term because not all accidents are emergencies, and they were increasingly finding non-critical cases blocking up the system. By having an ER you can help divert those cases to other services such as Walk-in Clinics etc.
 
2014-03-07 01:17:18 PM
You know, I think they're right. The only answer can be to raise taxes on the stuff. For my own good.
 
2014-03-07 01:18:00 PM

Slaxl: spawn73: naughtyrev: Subby, are you saying you can drink yourself to death for less than £10? I don't know about too much about prices outside of London, but in the city, the cheapest pint I found over the course of living there a few years was £1.10, and that was 8 years ago. Liquor was more, and I can't imagine prices have gone down.

No, the article said that.

Apparently whoever wrote the article have, unlike you, discovered the concept of supermarkets, and the fact that they sell alcohol.

You could buy bleach for less than £10 and drink yourself to death and have change. There are certain things we assume, no need to get snippy.


The whole article talked about supermarkets though.

/Bleach sounds less fun. Maybe mouthwash as a compromise? :P
 
2014-03-07 01:20:31 PM

frozenhotchocolate: Back in my drinking days of a couple years ago a cheap fifth of vodka was six bucks and some change. Coincidentally I was hospitalized after drinking cheap vodka almost two years ago. So ending up in the ER for under ten bucks is possible. Other contributing factors were also lack of sleep, not eating for almost a day and donating whole blood the day prior.


Liquer is expensive in Denmark, but you can infact get a bottle of shiatty vodka for 10 USD. It won't kill you, just make you wish you were dead the day after.

For the 10 UK pounds the article mentions, yeah, you could get 2 of those. Enough to kill some people.
 
2014-03-07 10:02:13 PM

menschenfresser: I've sort of gathered that a person considered to be a regular drinker in the UK would be considered a total problem alcoholic in need of an intervention in the US. It's their fault, though, since they sent their puritans here to the US to force puritanical standards and religious nuts onto us.


Yeah, I've seen Americans tell Brits that they were in AA because they drank for a year when they were in college, and the derisive laughter was something to behold.

/what Americans (non-Farkers, of course) consider binge drinking would be a quiet night out in the UK
 
2014-03-08 08:28:17 AM
No great loss.

The death of an alcoholic is usually a great relief to those who know them.

/no, your drunk, vomiting blacked out ass won't be missed.
 
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