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(Sydney Morning Herald)   Booze kills roughly three times as many people per year than guns. When will it be time to have a discussion about high capacity pint glasses and assault bourbons?   (m.smh.com.au) divider line 360
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2014-06-26 09:01:01 PM  
From my cold, dead hands!
 
2014-06-26 09:14:28 PM  
There are warning labels on liquor in the USA.

You can't carry an open beer around in the USA.

Minors, even under supervision, are prohibited from using liquor in the USA.

I can keep going. I can think of many many ways in which liquor is regulated in the USA with the purpose of minimizing the harm alcohol does to society. Similar measures with regards to guns are decried as draconian gun-grabbing anti-constitutional totalitarianism by the NRA crowd.
 
2014-06-26 10:34:27 PM  

Bill_Wick's_Friend: You can't carry an open beer around in the USA.


Louisiana?
 
2014-06-26 10:36:00 PM  

Bill_Wick's_Friend: There are warning labels on liquor in the USA.

You can't carry an open beer around in the USA.

Minors, even under supervision, are prohibited from using liquor in the USA.

I can keep going. I can think of many many ways in which liquor is regulated in the USA with the purpose of minimizing the harm alcohol does to society. Similar measures with regards to guns are decried as draconian gun-grabbing anti-constitutional totalitarianism by the NRA crowd.


By the way, your arguments here do fall flat. Firearms are heavily regulated. There are tons of warning labels on new firearms. Minors are prohibited from owning firearms. Carrying firearms (openly or concealed) is heavily regulated throughout the country, with each state having a different approach.

I see where you're coming from and I get it (the false equivalency argument) but the examples you set forth fall flat.
 
2014-06-26 10:36:10 PM  
Many states don't prohibit "open container". Ever been to Mardi Gras?

Many states allow minors to drink under adult supervision. Even been to a Mass?
 
2014-06-26 11:29:57 PM  
Booooooze. It's what's for dinner.
 
2014-06-26 11:50:07 PM  
Yeah? Well, hurry the f*ck up
 
2014-06-26 11:55:16 PM  
I don't have to worry about a guy on the street trying to rob me with a bottle of schnapps.  If a kid finds his dad case of Coors he isn't going to kill himself or his friend with it.  A maniac can't use a fifth of rum to kill dozens of unsuspecting people.
 
2014-06-26 11:59:35 PM  
I like bourbon.

/neat
 
2014-06-27 12:00:19 AM  
I don't object to people killing themselves with something, different situation.
 
2014-06-27 12:10:09 AM  

TuteTibiImperes: A maniac can't use a fifth of rum to kill dozens of unsuspecting people.


Maybe if he quietly chains the doors shut and turns the fifth into a molotov.

I'm sick of farking gun threads.

This is a booze thread, anybody drinking anything interesting?
 
2014-06-27 12:21:59 AM  

violentsalvation: TuteTibiImperes: A maniac can't use a fifth of rum to kill dozens of unsuspecting people.

Maybe if he quietly chains the doors shut and turns the fifth into a molotov.

I'm sick of farking gun threads.

This is a booze thread, anybody drinking anything interesting?


I had some Sweetwater 420 tonight. That's not very interesting. In addition, I sipped a shot of Asmara - a bootleg star anise liquor from Eritrea. That was interesting. You can purchase an Italian liquor called Misrata in the US that is similar.
 
2014-06-27 12:25:23 AM  

violentsalvation: TuteTibiImperes: A maniac can't use a fifth of rum to kill dozens of unsuspecting people.

Maybe if he quietly chains the doors shut and turns the fifth into a molotov.

I'm sick of farking gun threads.

This is a booze thread, anybody drinking anything interesting?


Angry Orchard Traditional Dry hard cider

/I drink my apple a day
//ok... several apples
 
2014-06-27 12:32:31 AM  

Rapmaster2000: violentsalvation: TuteTibiImperes: A maniac can't use a fifth of rum to kill dozens of unsuspecting people.

Maybe if he quietly chains the doors shut and turns the fifth into a molotov.

I'm sick of farking gun threads.

This is a booze thread, anybody drinking anything interesting?

I had some Sweetwater 420 tonight. That's not very interesting. In addition, I sipped a shot of Asmara - a bootleg star anise liquor from Eritrea. That was interesting. You can purchase an Italian liquor called Misrata in the US that is similar.


That bootleg stuff sounds interesting, I see star anise at homebrewing stores but I have no idea what it smells or tastes like. I'm drinking a Lumberyard IPA brewed in Flagstaff. It has a really nice citrus taste to it.
 
2014-06-27 12:36:50 AM  

Gecko Gingrich: Many states don't prohibit "open container". Ever been to Mardi Gras?

Many states allow minors to drink under adult supervision. Even been to a Mass?


Your weird example that Communion is "drinking" is even more bizarre than your argument over on the Politics tab that arguing against legal precedent is contempt of Constitution.


What the hell are you drinking?
 
2014-06-27 12:38:42 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: violentsalvation: TuteTibiImperes: A maniac can't use a fifth of rum to kill dozens of unsuspecting people.

Maybe if he quietly chains the doors shut and turns the fifth into a molotov.

I'm sick of farking gun threads.

This is a booze thread, anybody drinking anything interesting?

Angry Orchard Traditional Dry hard cider

/I drink my apple a day
//ok... several apples


It's weird to see so many hard ciders popping up, especially out of what I'd been accustomed to considering the cider seasons, fall and winter, but apparently they are really earning their spots on the shelf just like the craft brews. I've never drank hard cider from a store, I bet they hit the spot on a cold day. But right now, a cold day would hit the spot even more.
 
2014-06-27 12:40:17 AM  

images.smh.com.au

Binge drinking is a huge killer in the US, blamed for claiming 88,000 lives a year. Photo: Jennifer Soo


Did she take this picture after drinking a whole bottle of red and half a bottle of white wine?  It looks that way.
 
2014-06-27 12:41:21 AM  
I don't see why we can't ban alcohol from being served in large glasses. What difference does it make if you drink beer one ounce at a time instead of 12? It'll keep kids who don't know any better drinking too fast.

The ATF could make it simple, one bend of the wrist equals one shot.

Bill_Wick's_Friend: You can't carry an open beer around in the USA.


You can in some places and you can't in others. Same as guns.

Bill_Wick's_Friend: There are warning labels on liquor in the USA.


Guns have them too. Usually it's simple and just a red mark letting you know it's dangerous.

TuteTibiImperes: If a kid finds his dad case of Coors he isn't going to kill himself or his friend with it.


Well not if they point it at each other. If they drink it, yes, it can happen.
 
2014-06-27 12:42:14 AM  
In Canada I snapped a wet towel at someone, and I did 5 years of hard time. 2 extra years because it was wet! Thank god they didn't find the snake in the can!
 
2014-06-27 12:42:24 AM  
...we did have that discussion.  It was called Prohibition. It was a colossal failure, mainly because the people who had an interest in keeping the booze flowing also had guns.
 
2014-06-27 12:43:08 AM  
You can take my Buffalo Trace when you pr. . .

naughtyrev: From my cold, dead hands!


Dammit!
 
2014-06-27 12:44:10 AM  
This is why everyone should carry booze with them at all times.
 
2014-06-27 12:44:14 AM  

violentsalvation: MaudlinMutantMollusk: violentsalvation: TuteTibiImperes: A maniac can't use a fifth of rum to kill dozens of unsuspecting people.

Maybe if he quietly chains the doors shut and turns the fifth into a molotov.

I'm sick of farking gun threads.

This is a booze thread, anybody drinking anything interesting?

Angry Orchard Traditional Dry hard cider

/I drink my apple a day
//ok... several apples

It's weird to see so many hard ciders popping up, especially out of what I'd been accustomed to considering the cider seasons, fall and winter, but apparently they are really earning their spots on the shelf just like the craft brews. I've never drank hard cider from a store, I bet they hit the spot on a cold day. But right now, a cold day would hit the spot even more.


Having just arrived in England and seen the ample selection and variety of ciders here its amazing that they havent caught on more in the states. I would say the average ABV on the ciders here is somewhere around 7-8% so theyre no joke when you start having more than a few at a time. Ive had a couple up near the 12% line and theyre just as smooth as their weaker siblings.
 
2014-06-27 12:45:53 AM  

RangerTaylor: You can take my Buffalo Trace when you pr. . .

naughtyrev: From my cold, dead hands!

Dammit!


Do you really want to ice it down before you drink it? Maybe it should be from your room temperatured hand?
 
2014-06-27 12:46:12 AM  

Bill_Wick's_Friend: There are warning labels on liquor in the USA.

You can't carry an open beer around in the USA.

Minors, even under supervision, are prohibited from using liquor in the USA.

I can keep going. I can think of many many ways in which liquor is regulated in the USA with the purpose of minimizing the harm alcohol does to society. Similar measures with regards to guns are decried as draconian gun-grabbing anti-constitutional totalitarianism by the NRA crowd.


Yeah, funny thing.  It's almost as if we have don't have a Constitutional amendment that guarantees the right to get smashed, or something.
 
2014-06-27 12:46:19 AM  

Bill_Wick's_Friend: There are warning labels on liquor in the USA.

You can't carry an open beer around in the USA.

Minors, even under supervision, are prohibited from using liquor in the USA.

I can keep going. I can think of many many ways in which liquor is regulated in the USA with the purpose of minimizing the harm alcohol does to society. Similar measures with regards to guns are decried as draconian gun-grabbing anti-constitutional totalitarianism by the NRA crowd.


People don't have a Constitutional right to drink alcohol. And no, that's not what the 21st amendment did. There have already been enough infringements (admittedly some were logical) on the 2nd amendment (which shall not be infringed, technically) that--while I don't like the NRA--I don't blame them for saying enough is enough.
 
2014-06-27 12:46:58 AM  

violentsalvation: That bootleg stuff sounds interesting, I see star anise at homebrewing stores but I have no idea what it smells or tastes like. I'm drinking a Lumberyard IPA brewed in Flagstaff. It has a really nice citrus taste to it.


It's the same smell as black licorice.  I suppose it would be similar to sambuca if you've tried that.
 
2014-06-27 12:47:01 AM  
Binge? Is that like Newfie Screech?
 
2014-06-27 12:47:16 AM  
Living is killing more and more people every day!

To date, life has a proven 100% mortality rate!

The more people that are born, the more keep dying!

WHEN ARE WE GOING TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS PEOPLE!?!?!?
 
2014-06-27 12:47:16 AM  

Gecko Gingrich: Many states don't prohibit "open container". Ever been to Mardi Gras?

Many states allow minors to drink under adult supervision. Even been to a Mass?


That isn't wine, it's the literal blood of Jesus Christ.
It's called "Transubstantiation" and it's a totally real thing if you're a freaking idiot.
 
2014-06-27 12:47:54 AM  
Heart disease due to diet kills more than that. Pretty sure the runs kill more than booze
 
2014-06-27 12:47:56 AM  

violentsalvation: It's weird to see so many hard ciders popping up, especially out of what I'd been accustomed to considering the cider seasons, fall and winter, but apparently they are really earning their spots on the shelf just like the craft brews. I've never drank hard cider from a store, I bet they hit the spot on a cold day. But right now, a cold day would hit the spot even more.


I'm a hops heretic: I really don't like most craft beers because they're over hopped. Bitter is not my favorite taste, I guess. So I decided to try cider. I discovered the number of styles and flavors were as diverse as craft beers, and it rarely has that "I just ate a dead rat" after taste

/my problem is a good, cold dry cider goes down WAY too easy on a hot day
 
2014-06-27 12:48:14 AM  

valkore: [images.smh.com.au image 200x300]Binge drinking is a huge killer in the US, blamed for claiming 88,000 lives a year. Photo: Jennifer Soo
Did she take this picture after drinking a whole bottle of red and half a bottle of white wine?  It looks that way.


I guess it depends upon her appetite.
 
2014-06-27 12:49:20 AM  
No need to omit the mention of guns from your headline just because some silly article did, right, Trollmitter?
 
2014-06-27 12:49:36 AM  

Man On Pink Corner: Bill_Wick's_Friend: There are warning labels on liquor in the USA.

You can't carry an open beer around in the USA.

Minors, even under supervision, are prohibited from using liquor in the USA.

I can keep going. I can think of many many ways in which liquor is regulated in the USA with the purpose of minimizing the harm alcohol does to society. Similar measures with regards to guns are decried as draconian gun-grabbing anti-constitutional totalitarianism by the NRA crowd.

Yeah, funny thing.  It's almost as if we have don't have a Constitutional amendment that guarantees the right to get smashed, or something.


I like the way you think. Strike at the heart.
img.fark.net
 
2014-06-27 12:50:40 AM  
violentsalvation:
This is a booze thread, anybody drinking anything interesting?

Dunno if it counts as 'interesting' but: 1.5 pint mason jar, fill 1/3 with ice, give it a few fingers of Captain Morgan, about four ounces of Simply Orange OJ (all other OJ is gross), then fill the remainder with carbonated water. It's simple, but refreshing, and the size of the jar = I don't have to get up for a refill for a long time.
 
2014-06-27 12:51:13 AM  

gamergirl23: violentsalvation: That bootleg stuff sounds interesting, I see star anise at homebrewing stores but I have no idea what it smells or tastes like. I'm drinking a Lumberyard IPA brewed in Flagstaff. It has a really nice citrus taste to it.


It's the same smell as black licorice.  I suppose it would be similar to sambuca if you've tried that.


I haven't tried sambuca, but black licorice is yucky to me. No thanks, I'll pass on those then.
 
2014-06-27 12:52:46 AM  

ladyfortuna: violentsalvation:
This is a booze thread, anybody drinking anything interesting?

Dunno if it counts as 'interesting' but: 1.5 pint mason jar, fill 1/3 with ice, give it a few fingers of Captain Morgan, about four ounces of Simply Orange OJ (all other OJ is gross), then fill the remainder with carbonated water. It's simple, but refreshing, and the size of the jar = I don't have to get up for a refill for a long time.


I like your style, Ma'am

/cheers!
 
2014-06-27 12:52:53 AM  
Let's have the discussion when distillers start optimizing their product for its lethality or its knock down power and sell it to us as a means of defending our homes against the government's "jack booted thugs" or home invaders.  Until then, just STFU.
 
2014-06-27 12:53:01 AM  

violentsalvation: TuteTibiImperes: A maniac can't use a fifth of rum to kill dozens of unsuspecting people.

Maybe if he quietly chains the doors shut and turns the fifth into a molotov.

I'm sick of farking gun threads.

This is a booze thread, anybody drinking anything interesting?


Jameson and bitters. Sounds odd, I know, but it's quite tasty.
 
2014-06-27 12:53:26 AM  
The new study, published on Thursday in Preventing Chronic Disease, a journal from the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention

If the Booze Lobby had any clout they'd be able to shut down these studies like the NRA did with gun violence.
 
2014-06-27 12:53:57 AM  

violentsalvation: MaudlinMutantMollusk: violentsalvation: TuteTibiImperes: A maniac can't use a fifth of rum to kill dozens of unsuspecting people.

Maybe if he quietly chains the doors shut and turns the fifth into a molotov.

I'm sick of farking gun threads.

This is a booze thread, anybody drinking anything interesting?

Angry Orchard Traditional Dry hard cider

/I drink my apple a day
//ok... several apples

It's weird to see so many hard ciders popping up, especially out of what I'd been accustomed to considering the cider seasons, fall and winter, but apparently they are really earning their spots on the shelf just like the craft brews. I've never drank hard cider from a store, I bet they hit the spot on a cold day. But right now, a cold day would hit the spot even more.


I think there is a growing segment of the market who, rightly or wrongly (I'm not judging here), feel that there are certain things in beer that interact with their bodies in undesirable ways. I've heard people mention the yeast, gluten, hops, calories, carbs, and everything-but-the-water in beer as the offending party. Pair that with the uptick of smaller cider brands pushing a more dry and flavorful product, and I think we're seeing a lot more acceptance of cider as a viable addition to the drinking landscape.

Oh, and I'm sipping on some hombrew gueze.
 
2014-06-27 12:54:11 AM  
I like how this is the blanket argument from gun nuts now.


See, something else kills people too! Therefore mass shootings are fine.


Flawless logic.
 
2014-06-27 12:54:26 AM  

TuteTibiImperes: I don't have to worry about a guy on the street trying to rob me with a bottle of schnapps.   If a kid finds his dad case of Coors he isn't going to kill himself or his friend with it.  A maniac can't use a fifth of rum to kill dozens of unsuspecting people.


No the car they get into will. Or they will get into an argument depending upon what personality manifests when they drink and maybe get all stabby over which way the toilet paper goes on the rack.
 
2014-06-27 12:55:09 AM  

violentsalvation: TuteTibiImperes: A maniac can't use a fifth of rum to kill dozens of unsuspecting people.

Maybe if he quietly chains the doors shut and turns the fifth into a molotov.

I'm sick of farking gun threads.

This is a booze thread, anybody drinking anything interesting?


A local grocery chain was bought out by another company and they've been putting the liquor the old chain carried by that they don't on clearance so I've been picking some stuff up when it was cheap.

www.nakedturtle.com

Naked Turtle Rum - I'm normally not a white rum fan, I like the darker stuff, but this was pretty good.  It's very sweet for a traditional rum (no sugar or sweeteners added like flavored rums) and has some vanilla notes in the flavor.

www.bourbonblog.com

Revel Stoke Spiced Whiskey - Another thing I normally wouldn't buy, but for half off, I figured what the hell.  It's whiskey with spices, has a sort of holiday taste, it's good with coke.

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El Zarco Tequila - Eh, it's tequila.  Every now and again I buy a new tequila hoping I'll like it, and each time I reaffirm to myself that I just don't like tequila.
 
2014-06-27 12:55:43 AM  
88,000 lives?  Maybe, but consider the liquor tax revenue.
 
2014-06-27 12:56:02 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: ladyfortuna: violentsalvation:
This is a booze thread, anybody drinking anything interesting?

Dunno if it counts as 'interesting' but: 1.5 pint mason jar, fill 1/3 with ice, give it a few fingers of Captain Morgan, about four ounces of Simply Orange OJ (all other OJ is gross), then fill the remainder with carbonated water. It's simple, but refreshing, and the size of the jar = I don't have to get up for a refill for a long time.

I like your style, Ma'am

/cheers!


Why, thank you. *clinks jar with your vessel of choice*
 
2014-06-27 12:57:07 AM  

ladyfortuna: violentsalvation:
This is a booze thread, anybody drinking anything interesting?

Dunno if it counts as 'interesting' but: 1.5 pint mason jar, fill 1/3 with ice, give it a few fingers of Captain Morgan, about four ounces of Simply Orange OJ (all other OJ is gross), then fill the remainder with carbonated water. It's simple, but refreshing, and the size of the jar = I don't have to get up for a refill for a long time.


I drink my homebrew out of pint mason jars, and there is definitely a trick to it. If I pucker up for a sip at the wrong part of the jar's threads I make a bit of a mess down my shirt. It does serve as a nice "GO TO BED" indicator though.
 
2014-06-27 12:57:40 AM  

Gyrfalcon: Gecko Gingrich: Many states don't prohibit "open container". Ever been to Mardi Gras?

Many states allow minors to drink under adult supervision. Even been to a Mass?

Your weird example that Communion is "drinking" is even more bizarre than your argument over on the Politics tab that arguing against legal precedent is contempt of Constitution.


What the hell are you drinking?


How about this, then?
http://www2.potsdam.edu/alcohol/Youth Issues/Most-States-in-US-Permit- D rinking-Under-the-Age-of-21.html

Underage consumption is widely allowed under many circumstances.
 
2014-06-27 12:58:50 AM  

Bill_Wick's_Friend: There are warning labels on liquor in the USA.

You can't carry an open beer around in the USA.

Minors, even under supervision, are prohibited from using liquor in the USA.

I can keep going. I can think of many many ways in which liquor is regulated in the USA with the purpose of minimizing the harm alcohol does to society. Similar measures with regards to guns are decried as draconian gun-grabbing anti-constitutional totalitarianism by the NRA crowd.


Hey, little dick wick, you're full of shiat three times over. There are also warning labels with guns. You can, depending on location, carry an open beer legally. And also, depending on location, minors can consume liquor while under supervision of a parent or guardian.

Care to try and spread any more lies?

/three strikes and you're out, lunchmeat
 
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