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Stop the nanny-state lecturing.
I drink because I like it

Telegraph [UK], by Graeme Archer

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 12/18/2013 3:53:47 PM

No. Enough of this. Middle-aged and elderly people drink more than the young, is the headline, coupled with the "More in sorrow than in anger but definitely with an urge for government action" quotation from a lobby group/charity/We-Know-What´s-Good-For-You person, in this case Elaine Hindal, chief exec of "alcohol education charity" Drinkaware (isn´t that the industry-sponsored body?): [Snip] I did not tramp about London in the rain shoving unread leaflets through disinterested letter-boxes, one small atom in the maelstrom of activity that resulted in the despatch of the New Labour terror from office, in order to continue to be lectured by charities

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 12/18/2013 4:19:28 PM     (No. 9659111)

I hate the taste and smell of alcohol.

It´s devastating impacts on health and relationships, on personal performance and judgement are obvious.

But as a form of protest against the nattering nabobs of the nanny state I am willing to pay the price.

As a former athlete who is firmly committed to a lifetime of fitness I follow a strict regimen of white rum and cranberry juice.

I like to think of it as....health-booze.

Cheers !!!!


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Reply 2 - Posted by: Urgent Fury, 12/18/2013 4:29:14 PM     (No. 9659118)

I´ll tell you who´s in front of me in the line at Total Wine, buying handles of JD 6 at a time, and it ain´t young people.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Screwgun, 12/18/2013 4:33:18 PM     (No. 9659123)

I drank my quota. Now I make coffee for a bunch of Bill W´s friends on Sunday morning.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: happywarrior, 12/18/2013 5:03:33 PM     (No. 9659174)

Recently saw my 65ish town librarian in the liquor store with a cart of booze that would impress a frat house!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: jir, 12/18/2013 5:56:01 PM     (No. 9659222)

Wish I could drink, gave it up in 1984 at the age of 34, could not handle it. I do not begrudge those that can. A little booze every day is probably healthy. My mother certainly is a testament to that, alive and healthy as heck at 88. She drank every stricking day, seldom drunk, tipsy yes on occasion.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Skeptical1, 12/18/2013 10:09:59 PM     (No. 9659518)

There seems to be a surprising consensus, even among mainstream authorities like the NIH, that moderate drinking improves your health and extends your life. For a man, moderate is one or two drinks per day. For a woman, it´s one drink, and there are some risks for breast cancer that should be considered.

Just Google "health benefits of alcohol" and be amazed. Skip the links to popular media articles and go straight to the academic journals. This link, in particular, is very readable and provides lots of references: http://www2.potsdam.edu/hansondj/AlcoholAndHealth.html#.UrJfALROfD8

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