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originally posted by: Freeborn
a reply to: ZapBrannigan3030
Don't know about the US but I firmly beleive there has been a long and persistent governemnt/TPTB programme aimed at shutting our traditional, local boozers here in the UK.
It would literally be opening the flood gates, not in any way for the "disease" to spread, but to basically nuke any state that was in any was close to being a swing.
I'd wager that the first revolution was largely planned in pubs
The local bar, the old watering hole, for the bulk of america, it's like the town hall were people(though neighbors, still "strangers") gather and exchange ideas and forge alliances.