Crying In Your Beer
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- March 29, 2003 at 11:25 am #6623David LauterbachKeymaster
I came across a really interesting article at Tech Central Station entitled <a href="http://www.techcentralstation.com/1051/techwrapper.jsp?PID=1051250&CID=1051-032703D">Crying In Your Beer</a>.<br />
It is basically about modern prohibitionists led in part by a writer named Jim Gogek who is a hired gun for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation… hired to sow the seeds of a new anti-alcohol movement.<br />
Others leading the cry for "stop alcohol" include CASA, short for "National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse" (er, hello… there is a letter missing from your acronym) and MADD (the acronym we’ve all come to know).<br />
CASA is known for publishing alarmist studies about alcohol including one posted in the <a href="https://www.briansbelly.com/news/archive0203.shtml#1046239699">Belly News</a> in February that stated underage and "excessive" drinkers consume 20% off all alcohol. According to Radley Balko, the author at Tech Central Station, the actual number is closer to 11%. Further, "excessive" was defined as "more than two drinks a day," not accounting for the timing of those drinks, metabolism, body weight, gender, or food eaten before or after consumption. By this definition I would be excessivly drunk by 10AM each morning.<br />
Also stated is that what MADD is now doing is shifting focus from preventing "drunk driving" to preventing "drinking and driving." A noble effort, to say the least–but the problem is that they are trying to lower state blood-alcohol limits to .08 and are working with law enforcement officials on the local level to arrest motorists who have had anything to drink at all!!! This means BACs as low as .01!! Popping a Listerine Oral Strip would probably get you arrested.<br />
The article by <a href="http://www.theagitator.com/">Radley Balko</a> is really well written and intelligent. Check it out at <a href="http://www.techcentralstation.com/1051/techwrapper.jsp?PID=1051250&CID=1051-032703D">Tech Central Station</a>. I’d like to hear what you think.<br />
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