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what would you do if drinking alcohol is banned in your country?

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by kobem, Jan 16, 2011.

  1. kobem

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    Until Where would Your reactions go if you meet such a terrible prohibition?
     
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  2. JonnyMX

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    I'd need a stiff drink...
     
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  3. sidimmu

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    id cheer to a certain extent

    it dont need banning but does need controlling a lot more than it does now, such a dangerous drug yet everyone has gotten in to believing that it is completely safe and should be a part of life, when it has proven to be a major cause for trouble, health and mental problems.
     
  4. Sparky
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    Don't think anyone says its completly safe. Its the folk that drink far too much that spoil it for the rest of us.
     
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  5. JonnyMX

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    Kobem - I notice that a lot of your threads concern alcohol in one way or another. I know we're into IT so it makes some sense, but what gives?
     
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  6. kobem

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    you maybe right but im not an alcoholic. Truly, i drink alcohol especially on "special days", in addition at the time
    i feel so unhappy or stressed. Apart from these days, its needless to take it for me. Moreover, If you are a person like me who didn't reach the level of being alcoholic, you get it to relax just relax. A way of getting rid of
    dirty life.
     
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  7. sidimmu

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    well its deemed to be safer than other drugs, the folk that do spoil it for the rest are ever increasing though which is the major problem :(
     
  8. zebulebu

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    Not drink alcohol, or leave.
     
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  9. LukeP

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    Or you can stay and consider it being a grey area. Drugs are illegal but people still take them.

    I don't drink often enough for this to affect me.
     
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  10. westernkings

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    The majority would change their mind if they were risking being sent to prison for the purchase of drugs. Right now all we do is attack the supply which pushes prices up and makes it a better business to be in.

    If you thought the guy you were buying drugs from was a copper and there was a considerable chance that you'd be sent down for buying them, you may think twice ;)

    As for alcohol, it's one of them things, nothing good comes of but it's a leisure pursuit and any attempt to punish those who use it to excess only punishes the rest of us. Curbing it comes from creating a stigma around the binge drinking.
     
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  11. Gav

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    "what would you do if drinking alcohol is banned in your country?"

    Inject it?
     
  12. drum_dude

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    Brew it!

    When I lived in Saudi Arabia, the had quite strict drinking laws i.e. no booze allowed!

    Funny thing was that on the local market stalls the beer brewing kits were widely available for purchase! :D

    Also, many folk we knew simply bought lots of grapes and made wine with them!

    Where there's a will there's a way! :biggrin
     
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  13. Fergal1982

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    Not give a ****, as it wouldnt affect me?

    Or

    Rejoice as all the drunken tits **** off out of the city.
     
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  14. drum_dude

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    Not strictly true Sparky me old mucker!

    Lots of folk get wrecked in the privacy of their home and then simply go to bed after. The main issue is with the minority of male and females who cannot handle their boozing in town centres on a Friday and Saturday night! Most revellers are fine, but it's just that minority that cause the issue!

    If anything, the licensing laws need to be tightened but I doubt the govt will do that because of the amount of ££££ they'll lose in tax and VAT revenues. So they prefer to just opt to let an overstretched police force deal with it!

    :blink
     
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  15. Sparky
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    That is true, its the minority that make it onto these "City Cops" type shows. I always wonder how much they have had to drink! :eek:
     
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    read a few books from 1920s America, i'm sure you can find out what it was like :)
    and how they got around it
     
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  17. drum_dude

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    every ban presents an opportunity: think Al Capone LOL! :biggrin
     
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    Turn to crack :blink
     
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  19. westernkings

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    LOL.

    Desperate time and measures and all that. :D
     
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  20. SimonD

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    Actually it really wouldn't bother me, I can live for months without a drink (and invariably do), it's not because I don't like it, it's because I don't need a drink to have fun. Like Drum-Dude I have also spent time in Saudi and the lack of alcohol at that time wasn't an issue (infact I spent my 21st stone cold sober because of being there).

    One thing I am glad to say is that my wife has never truely seen me drunk... ever. Sure she has heard me when I call her up to tell her how much I love her but actually seeing me didn't happen :)
     
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