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Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Your Tax Dollars Used to Find Startling Information: Old Farts Like to Drink Beer Not Take Shots

I don't know which is sadder that my tax money went to these studies or that the media considers them news.
Binge drinkers are more likely to have a beer can in hand than a shot glass, new research shows.

Unless you're talking about teens. They prefer the hard stuff.

The stereotype-shattering findings are reported in two studies by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [Editor's note: Stereotype-shattering? Uh, where have these reporters been?]

Access may play a major role in the choices of the two age groups, experts suggested.

For adults, beer is cheaper and easy to find, sold in gas stations and grocery stores. However, for teens, it may be easier to filch free booze from their parents' liquor cupboards, one of the researchers said. [editors note: if adults buy beer instead of liquor, wouldn't their liquor cupboards be empty? Or full of beer?]

Binge drinking — no matter which type of alcohol — is bad for your health. Excessive alcohol is acutely dangerous because of its role in car crashes, violence and other traumatic injury, and is blamed for 75,000 deaths annually. [Editor's note: Uh, shouldn't you say doing stupid shit like driving drunk and getting into fights with men twice is your size is bad for your health, not drinking per se?]

More here. If you're wondering I'm a binge drinker. As is any one who drank five or more drinks on at least on occasion in the last 30 days. How do the health fascists get away with this? A man has five beers at a company picnic and drinks nothing else the rest of the month and he's a binge drinker? Pleeeeeeeeaaaaaaasssseeeeee. Not surprisingly the health fascists have a solution, increase taxes on beer. I've said it before, and I'll say it again. The most important thing liberty-minded policymakers can do is to put a special tax on research studies. Researchers can study whatever they want they should just have to pay a special $100,000 federal tax for each report. I bet the junk science mill house would screech to a stop real quick.

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