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Britain's alcohol problem.

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posted on Aug, 2 2011 @ 01:21 PM
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reply to post by Surreptitious
 


Ah, I didn't look at it from that point of view


I was responding more to the shop keepers being willing to sell alcohol to those under age.




posted on Aug, 2 2011 @ 01:21 PM
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Originally posted by Cuervo

Originally posted by beezzer
reply to post by woodwardjnr
 
I hjate to get all political, but wouldn't you expect to see this in a society that is filled with entitlements?
(America, listen closely, we're next!)



The difference is that theirs helps their people while ours only helps corporations, banks, and the military profiteers.

Make no mistake, America is far more socialist than any European nation. It's a Corporate Socialism. The worst kind.


REALLY??????

Helps the "people"

I can see clearly, you don't live here...



Regards.



posted on Aug, 2 2011 @ 01:22 PM
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Originally posted by Surreptitious

Originally posted by Cuervo

Originally posted by beezzer
reply to post by woodwardjnr
 
I hjate to get all political, but wouldn't you expect to see this in a society that is filled with entitlements?
(America, listen closely, we're next!)



The difference is that theirs helps their people while ours only helps corporations, banks, and the military profiteers.

Make no mistake, America is far more socialist than any European nation. It's a Corporate Socialism. The worst kind.


REALLY??????

Helps the "people"

I can see clearly, you don't live here...



Regards.


I have known plenty of content English people in my past work relationships. There will be jaded people in every nation.



posted on Aug, 2 2011 @ 01:23 PM
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The problem is not only in England but in much other countries too. The dutch youth have an expresion for heavy drinking which they call "coma zuipen". To drink yourself into a coma ....so to speak.

Drugs is another big problem with the youth. Smoking pot in Holland has become someting like drinking a beer, Nobody does look up if a person is smoking a joint.....

The use of the more heavy stuff like heroin, coc aine, speed, xtc and whatever among youg people has exploded over the last 10 years or so....Today you should thank the Lord if your child is wise enough to say no to drugs.



posted on Aug, 2 2011 @ 01:26 PM
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Originally posted by Surreptitious

Originally posted by beezzer
reply to post by woodwardjnr
 
I hjate to get all political, but wouldn't you expect to see this in a society that is filled with entitlements?
(America, listen closely, we're next!)

ETA: the U.K. needs another mountain chain to conquer, another continent to rule. Something to drive them.
Why not go to the stars? NASA ain't!


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It's ok, we've got Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya.... soon to be Iran...
Lots to play with...



Regards.


Sorry,

I ment, Lots of OIL/MONEY to play with, in this financial crisis..

What financial crisis...????



Regards.
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posted on Aug, 2 2011 @ 01:26 PM
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Havent yet been to Scottland I hope to soon see it though. I've been to London on two occasions it was nicer than my home city(new york city) which is why I chose to move to the middle of no where. While I was visiting Kent I kind of caused a stir for beating up 2 tough guys that are apparently called chavs?



posted on Aug, 2 2011 @ 01:27 PM
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Was that "jihaded" or "jaded" exactly??


Regards.



posted on Aug, 2 2011 @ 01:28 PM
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I still salute you for this thread.

And that's because it is not exclusively a British problem. It is a problem that we as humans face. I've said before that society would crumble without alcohol and was met with lots of boo's and naysayers. What these people don't take into account though is the amount of problems we humans have to deal with on average. And as humans, we tend to be lazy when dealing with our problems. Instead of giving the problems thought and thereby clearing our minds, we decide that running away from them is the best solution in general.

It's not that I have a problem with drinking or people drinking, I have an issue with the underlying factor; WHY ARE WE RUNNING? And that's what I mean with a thread that hits home...because people want to preserve their ability to run away. Alcoholic beverage producing companies play in on this and capitalize on this.

Alcohol keeps society running because without it, the majority of people would have to face themselves and their living conditions and lifestyles without running away.

Well, this is why the older generations are all hooked on alcohol...the younger generation is just falling for the hype and herd type behavior present in humans...who in their right mind drinks until they go into a coma?


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posted on Aug, 2 2011 @ 01:28 PM
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A tough guy and a chav are two completely separate things



posted on Aug, 2 2011 @ 01:29 PM
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i thought that the u.s. was bad but i had never heard that the UK had drinking problems. i know that ive seen a few tv shows with british people on them and boy can they drink. very interesting post



posted on Aug, 2 2011 @ 01:30 PM
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Ever stopped to consider that some people drink because they enjoy it? Or that it simply becomes a bad habit?

Don't get me wrong, many people use/abuse alcohol as a method of escaping from their problems; but not everyone.
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posted on Aug, 2 2011 @ 01:30 PM
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And Canada has the French!



posted on Aug, 2 2011 @ 01:31 PM
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The 'reason' from my point of view is most likely to be a mixture of the actions of previous government's, but also of Parents, for the responsibility is always going to come back to them.

I'm 36 and I noticed the problem very early, in the 80's, my Uncle was alcohol dependant. In all that time there have been numerous documentaries, commercial projects, health warnings on everything , yet the only solution offered has ever been two weeks in a detox (for the minuscule percentage of people who actually want it and can commit themselves), a course of Antabuse, or AA.

Yet 20 years later, kids as young as 9 are still getting served in some grocers, still getting drunk in parks and the street, and still copycatting their parents, grandparents or whatever. I happen to know there are over 360 AA meetings in my town every week, on attending them with friends in the past they are made up of a vast majority of the over 60's. Certainly on a regular basis. I can only gather from this that nobody actually listens, or cares enough about themselves to do anything about it.

Those who do, my hat off to them. Alcohol is what it is, an escape from reality for many. A legal one. If I cared only for my habit and less for those around me then I too would probably welcome an escape, reality does indeed suck.



posted on Aug, 2 2011 @ 01:31 PM
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Originally posted by Death_Kron
reply to post by Surreptitious
 


Ah, I didn't look at it from that point of view


I was responding more to the shop keepers being willing to sell alcohol to those under age.


Good evening my friend,

Only the Muslim Sellers, (part of their Jihadi plan to over-rule the west)

Won't find underage selling of liquor in TESCO, WAITROSE, ASDA (WALMART), or SAINSBURY'S.

Only "corner-shop" Jihadi off-licences.

Regards.



posted on Aug, 2 2011 @ 01:33 PM
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Originally posted by PapaEmeritus
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And Canada has the French!

Er. . . um. . . isn't that a reason to drink?



posted on Aug, 2 2011 @ 01:34 PM
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omg peoples freedom to drink and happiness in doing so costs the government money that they arent getting in taxes already - off with there heads!!!!



posted on Aug, 2 2011 @ 01:34 PM
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Ever stopped to consider that some people drink because they enjoy it?


Sure, I've met very few, ironically, I've met a lot of drinkers. They say a glass or two of red wine a day is good for one's health too and I'm inclined to agree. But that's not what I'm talking about now is it?


Or that it simply becomes a bad habit?


So why does DRINKING become the bad habit? Or is this question too confronting?



posted on Aug, 2 2011 @ 01:34 PM
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Your doomed if an invasion ever takes place,

Better "brush-up" your Surrendering skills...

Your gonna need 'em,


Regards.



posted on Aug, 2 2011 @ 01:37 PM
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Apparently so! I was sitting outside a shop waiting for my friend to get off work when this group of teens walked by the other side of the street the one kid says "has a fag?" I thought he said "guys a fag" so I say "come again?" so him and another kid make fun of my American accent then go off on tangent tellg me off at a million words per minute so I just attacked them and threw the one dudes shoes in a dust bin. The cops were called and the cops just laughed and told me " no one cares if you beat on a few chavies".



posted on Aug, 2 2011 @ 01:38 PM
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Sure, I've met very few, ironically, I've met a lot of drinkers. They say a glass or two of red wine a day is good for one's health too and I'm inclined to agree. But that's not what I'm talking about now is it?


Well I'm glad you at least accept the fact that some people drink simply because they enjoy it.



So why does DRINKING become the bad habit? Or is this question too confronting?


Maybe you should tell me since your the expert?

When it starts to affect your ability to live, work, enjoy yourself without having a drink etc would all be good answers.
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