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  1. #41
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    Re: Alcohol

    The drinking culture has always been there, remember family allowance, now called child benefit, its one of the reasons it was introduced
    People too weak to follow their own dreams, will always find a way to discourage yours

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    Re: Alcohol

    In whiskey distillery they allow a certain amount of whiskey to escape - a natural process which they call the Angel's share.
    Not so much "allow" as "can't prevent".

    A certain amount of "wastage" occurs in the throat of the master blender, too. Great job if you can get it.
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  3. #43
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    Re: Alcohol

    Well as far as I'm concerned the more difficult they make it for these folk to drink the better. I'm really really fed up with all the problems they cause.

    Best to ignore me though I always get a bit stroppy when I'm p*ssed

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    Re: Alcohol

    Quote Originally Posted by willie45 View Post
    Well as far as I'm concerned the more difficult they make it for these folk to drink the better. I'm really really fed up with all the problems they cause.

    Best to ignore me though I always get a bit stroppy when I'm p*ssed

    Willie
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    Re: Alcohol

    Quote Originally Posted by beejaybee View Post
    ... and "passive drinking" (being in the presence of the outrageously drunk) is a lot more unpleasant than being in the presence of an unreformed smoker.
    But the drunk is a lot more amusing even if he is unpleasant

  6. #46
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    Re: Alcohol

    Why is cider so bad? If I drink a half litre bottle of cider with my dinner then I have drunk about 4 units. If I open a bottle of wine then I drink 10 units even if I only intended to drink half of it.

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    Re: Alcohol

    Just drunk a litre of my home-made cider with my meal. I am absolutely out of it.
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    Re: Alcohol

    Quote Originally Posted by Benchista View Post
    Just drunk a litre of my home-made cider with my meal. I am absolutely out of it.
    That's the beauty of home made cider, you don't know how strong it is until you have drunk a litre of it!

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    Re: Alcohol

    Quote Originally Posted by rjbell View Post
    That's the beauty of home made cider, you don't know how strong it is until you have drunk a litre of it!
    I now now just how strong it is. Wibble. That's how strong it is.
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    Re: Alcohol

    Quote Originally Posted by miked View Post
    In honesty there's nothing quite as dreadful as being in the company of a reformed smoker, drinker, drug addict, gambler, etc., etc.
    Only if you are one of the unreformed.
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    Re: Alcohol

    Quote Originally Posted by LesleySM View Post
    Bring back the idea that a pub is somewhere to meet friends, talk, read etc


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    Re: Alcohol

    Quote Originally Posted by TH-Photos;
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    I'm a fan- Dave spent 3 months in Mile End Hospital undergoing physiotherapy etc and the "Half Moon" isn't too far from there even when it's me pushing the wheelchair (also their disabled toilet was better laid out than the ones on his ward)- we used to go at least 4-5 times a week just to get away from the hospital also as I was starting a new job my weekdays were along the lines of "Get up/go work/go hospital/go home/go to bed" rinse repeat etc, which didn't leave a lot of time to eat and given the hospital food was....well not bad but still hospital food and they didn't feed me (I lost count of the number of times I filled in the form to take him out and wrote "for something to eat" and a puzzled nurse said "But he has food here" and looked confused when I said "Yes but I haven't eaten all day")

    They were lovely - the night before he was discharged we went there and when I said "We won't be around as much 'cos he's going home tomorrow"- the manager paid for our drinks and all the staff came up to congratulate us

    We still go there a couple of times a month usually of we're going out and want a meal
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    Re: Alcohol

    Increasing the price never worked in the frozen nordic countries nor did controlling the sale through Government shops.
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    Re: Alcohol

    I rather suspect that when the various proposals were tabled addressing excessive drinking, and the idea of reducing the opening hours was mentioned, the bean-counters in the Treasury, won the day, because the revenue drop from reducing opening hours, and I'd also guess, reduction jobs as a consequence, was greater than just raising the level of tax.

    I don't drink a lot, so it hardly effects me, but I wish the Chancellor had also said, that the extra revenue gained, would be ring-fenced for use by the NHS and Police, to deal with the damage that drinking causes. Sadly pigs will have to fly before that happens!

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    Re: Alcohol

    What ever the increase crime will pay for it..

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