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    I say let them kill themselves.

    Let the idiots drink themselves to death.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
    Let the idiots drink themselves to death.
    That reminds me - Where'd I put my funnel?
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    Quote Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
    Let the idiots drink themselves to death.
    yep. i'm with ya on that pcad. it's just plain stupid to do that.
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    Damn, the Brits are becoming like us with more and more legislation to "protect" us... grrr....

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    Nanny State! WHEEEEEE

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    First, dwarf tossing, now this.......
    Scratch UK off places to retire to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
    Let the idiots drink themselves to death.
    I'll drink to that

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    Quote Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
    Let the idiots drink themselves to death.


    So Kay. Just as long as they don't kill any of us while killing themselves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by erraticrider View Post
    So Kay. Just as long as they don't kill any of us while killing themselves.
    And how, pray tell, will you stop them?

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    At least it's not a violent, DUI trend because of drinking. I'd rather die young and sauced.
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    uhm.. they reside in a country that once was the wealthiest in the world, encompassing nearly half the world's land mass – and that now has been restricted to part of an island with a temperate soggy climate that remains more or less constant year-round.


    Maybe they are 'wise' to rethink flooding the public with enough booze to drown the masses.


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    Before I die, I'll get a tattoo above my liver that says, "Don't not send to the UK"

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    Quote Originally Posted by red house View Post
    ...an island with a temperate soggy climate that remains more or less constant year-round.
    Red, you are bringing tears to my eyes here.

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    I love the U.K and a good drink.

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    Good luck with that going down in Ireland.
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    Given the astonishing carnage inflicted by alcohol abuse in the US and Europe, the percentage of the population that seems to think it's a huge friggin joke is somewhat mind boggling.

    Oh well.

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    What amzes me is how proud people are about getting so drunk that they embarrass themselves. Did you have a good night...yeah it was great I was so wasted I can't remember a thing, I threw up. Huh? How was that a good night?

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    thats gonna suck even worse for them since unlike in the us they actually have some good beer

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    Quote Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
    And how, pray tell, will you stop them?
    That, of course, was my point directed at the stupid idiots who talk about this sort of thing as "nanny state" -- even if you don't care about the drunk, the rest of us have a reasonable interest in preventing the drunk from causing damage to us, and that is a legitimate realm for government action.

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    We haven't had "happy hour" in Illinois for years. The only way around the law for bar owners is to offer a special that lasts from open to close. It was annoying at first but now it's just the norm, one odd result...students used to go out to drink early to hit the specials, now they don't go out until 10pm so the bars are pretty empty at 5pm.

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    If only they drank coffee instead of tea, then they'd be alright.
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    Quote Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
    Given the astonishing carnage inflicted by alcohol abuse in the US and Europe, the percentage of the population that seems to think it's a huge friggin joke is somewhat mind boggling.
    Since when is that a factor in anything? Obesity, smoking, ordinary air pollution, and guns do plenty of damage.

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    Even though I make fun of it sometimes alcohol abuse is no joke. Its something I struggle with from time to time. I come from a long line of drinkers, all usually good natured and highly functional drinkers but still... Maybe our Scotch/Irish heritage make us both predisposed to it and gives us the constitution to handle it. Who knows.

    One thing I will give Pcad credit for is being able to quit his pain meds cold turkey (in spite of legit back pain). That takes some serious stones.
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    Mean people are like slinkys. They're really not worth much but still are rather entertaining to watch tumble down the stairs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by erraticrider View Post
    That, of course, was my point directed at the stupid idiots who talk about this sort of thing as "nanny state" -- even if you don't care about the drunk, the rest of us have a reasonable interest in preventing the drunk from causing damage to us, and that is a legitimate realm for government action.
    Drunk driving laws are already on the books. What I am not clear about is why driving drunk is considered so much worse than other types of idiocy behind the wheel that get people killed or maimed.

    People intentionally drive tired, texting, too fast for conditions, just not paying attention, etc. All of those things are stupid and irresponsible, but society goes easy on these people. If you take meds for some condition that affects your ability to drive, that's tolerated. Since it is fashionable to consider alcoholism to be a disease, elevated penalties seem more related to our inability to get past the idea that drinking is a sin than anything else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyCtattoo View Post
    thats gonna suck even worse for them since unlike in the us they actually have some good beer
    I lived in the UK for a year and the beer I drank there was not as good as what we have in OR.

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