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Passive Drinking
« on: March 31, 2009, 12:05:46 PM »
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HORROR of horrors: The cost of booze is going up. Whatever you're used to paying for your favourite tipple, prepare to pay more. The days of cheap alcohol are numbered and, apparently, it is for our own good.

In wealthy nations all over the world, momentum is building for big hikes in the cost of alcohol. The rationale is to stop us all drinking to the point where we make other people's lives hell by vandalising property, urinating and vomiting in the street, attacking people including members of our own family, and causing death and injury by driving under the influence. In other words, the goal is to stamp out what England's Chief Medical Officer Liam Donaldson last week dubbed "passive drinking" - the damage done to innocent bystanders and society in general when people drink too much.

Full article at:  http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20127015.900-realities-of-boozing-are-tough-to-swallow.html?DCMP=OTC-rss&nsref=online-news

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Re: Passive Drinking
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2009, 01:18:06 PM »
Smoke weed every day.
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Re: Passive Drinking
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2009, 01:52:29 PM »
Smoke weed every day.

Not every day.
There will come a day for every man when he will relish the prospect of eating his own shit. That day has yet to come for me.

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Re: Passive Drinking
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2009, 03:12:14 PM »
every day.

Also, they've been jacking the price of cigarettes up for years and I'm still smoking them, so they're kind of losing on that front (well... really, I'M the one losing there).

Alcohol's going to be the same.  Until my 12-pack of American swill starts costing me $15 or $20, then my habits will probably remain pretty similar.

Besides... there are always 40's!  *shudder*
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Re: Passive Drinking
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2009, 03:39:47 PM »
Also, I wonder how they'll handle the home-brew market...

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Re: Passive Drinking
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2009, 04:51:04 PM »
Does no one remember what a cataclysmic debacle Prohibition in the U.S. was?

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Re: Passive Drinking
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2009, 10:39:03 AM »
This is different...the sin tax...that just keeps growing.  See also: cigarettes.

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Re: Passive Drinking
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2009, 03:25:51 PM »
I say, sin tax the shit out of some weed.  They could tax that shit 75% and people would still be lining up to buy it.
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Re: Passive Drinking
« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2009, 03:31:46 PM »
I agree with you.  Although I don't know about taxing it.  Let's just make drugs available to people who want them.

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Re: Passive Drinking
« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2009, 11:06:02 PM »
I want cinnamon buns.

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Re: Passive Drinking
« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2009, 10:19:43 AM »
You'll be taxed for them.

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Re: Passive Drinking
« Reply #11 on: April 03, 2009, 10:34:15 AM »
Shit, man, I'll take to the streets if that happens.

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Re: Passive Drinking
« Reply #12 on: April 03, 2009, 02:27:12 PM »
smoke sticky buns every day
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Re: Passive Drinking
« Reply #13 on: April 03, 2009, 06:55:22 PM »
I love buns.

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Re: Passive Drinking
« Reply #14 on: April 05, 2009, 03:15:25 PM »
Talk about mud flaps, my girl's got em
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