REAL WORLD EVENT DISCUSSIONS

British Prohibition Coming?

POSTED BY: ANTHONYT
UPDATED: Friday, November 26, 2010 07:39
SHORT URL:
VIEWED: 1624
PAGE 1 of 1

Tuesday, November 23, 2010 7:47 AM

ANTHONYT

Freedom is Important because People are Important


http://www.cnn.com/2010/HEALTH/11/01/alcohol.harm/index.html

Hello,

This smells like an anti-alcohol hit piece. The sort of thing prohibitionists would use to make their case.

No doubt alcohol is at least as dangerous as tobacco... but interesting to see them label it more dangerous than crack or heroin.

--Anthony



Assured by friends that the signal-to-noise ratio has improved on this forum, I have disabled web filtering.

NOTIFY: Y   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

Tuesday, November 23, 2010 4:20 PM

KPO

Sometimes you own the libs. Sometimes, the libs own you.


There is zero chance of prohibition coming to Britain!!

One of those weird scientific studies: how do you quantify how harmful different drugs are to individuals, and society - and then compare the two? The scoring system is inherently artificial and arbitrary imo, not like an ordinary scientific measurement.

To the extent that we are to interpret an agenda here, see this as pushing for decriminalisation of drugs like ecstacy/cannabis, not criminalising/restricting alchohol.

"The Lancet article was co-authored by David Nutt, a professor and Britain's former chief drug adviser, who caused controversy last year after he published an article saying ecstasy was not as dangerous as riding a horse."

It's not personal. It's just war.

NOTIFY: Y   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

Tuesday, November 23, 2010 4:39 PM

KAREL

Flying on duct tape and a damaged registry.


Gorramit! The UK has some really good ale! Send it here to the USA. Specifically, Arizona. *snort*


"Whatever is wrong with you is so right for me." -- Marillion.

NOTIFY: Y   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

Wednesday, November 24, 2010 3:43 AM

AURAPTOR

America loves a winner!


As one who use to drink a fair bit, to hardly ever drinking at all anymore, I find it perplexing as to why we legalized liquor and tobacco, but not marijuana.

I think the problem is that we both glorify and demonize drinking and smoking to such an extent, that folks do it to excess, simply as a means of dealing w/ stress, rebelling and basically off the rest of society.




" I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness, nor the arrow for its swiftness, nor the warrior for his glory. I love only that which they defend. "

NOTIFY: N   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

Friday, November 26, 2010 7:39 AM

CAVALIER


"Alcohol ranks "most harmful" among a list of 20 drugs, beating out crack and heroin when assessed for its potential harm to the individual imbibing and harm to others,"

You could see that as an argument to legalise crack and heroin, not to mention a lot of other drugs.

But of course, every government in the world will just regard it as an excuse to launch another pointless ban of something or other.

NOTIFY: Y   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

YOUR OPTIONS

NEW POSTS TODAY

USERPOST DATE

OTHER TOPICS

DISCUSSIONS
In the garden, and RAIN!!!!
Sun, September 25, 2022 23:18 - 11442 posts
Chinese Basketball Americans Can't Make French Fries!
Sun, September 25, 2022 18:59 - 192 posts
Mid-Term Elections 2022
Sun, September 25, 2022 18:08 - 274 posts
Russia Invades Ukraine. Again
Sun, September 25, 2022 16:35 - 1630 posts
Awwww... That's cute. She still thinks she's a member.
Sun, September 25, 2022 15:14 - 3 posts
January 6th Commission investigating coup attempt
Sun, September 25, 2022 10:11 - 854 posts
A thread for Democrats Only
Sun, September 25, 2022 08:06 - 6468 posts
Trump's Full Statement
Sat, September 24, 2022 23:30 - 151 posts
The parallel internet is coming
Sat, September 24, 2022 13:40 - 83 posts
Chicago Mayor Blames Remote Learning For Rise in Carjackings; Labeled Racist
Fri, September 23, 2022 22:43 - 7 posts
A.I Artificial Intelligence AI
Fri, September 23, 2022 19:04 - 10 posts
Bald F*ck MAGICALLY "Fixes" Del Rio Migrant Invasion... By Releasing All Of Them Into The U.S.
Fri, September 23, 2022 19:02 - 23 posts

FFF.NET SOCIAL