Keep this in mind about alcohol: it is the most dangerous drug legal or not.
Worse than heroin, cocaine, etc. It causes thousands of deaths of non drinkers
of all ages each year in this country. Don't overexert yourselves to make
it more easily available.
But I guess it's not a problem for Greg Hughes to be on the UTA board.
What in Tucket? said: "Keep this in mind about alcohol: it is the most
dangerous drug legal or not. Worse than heroin, cocaine, etc. It causes
thousands of deaths of non drinkers of all ages each year in this country.
Don't overexert yourselves to make it more easily available."...or is it fats and sugars that kill and handicap far more Americans than
alcohol, but is morally acceptable by the dominate religion?Does
Valentine just here the word Alcohol and call the D-News?
Francine Giani is a great woman. She has more ethical standards than the entire
Legislature put together. Valentine & Co. want her out because she refused
to back down & bend to the Good Ole Boys. This was caught on tape, no less,
& showed the lawmakers as the fools & bullies that they are. They have
long memories & it's payback time. Biz as usual again at the DABC.
Fats and sugars in excess hurt the individual, but you'd be hard pressed to
show how it harms others. If you're going to try to take digs at the
'dominate' (sic) religion, you should know that the Church advocates
healthy living and moderation in food choices.Alcohol however never
restricts its harm to the individual; it affects the surrounding family, the
innocent drivers nearby and anyone else within the reach of its repugnant smell.
Why should the government try to expand such suffering by making alcohol more
available to its users?
Sparticus, I would definitely say obesity affects people other than the
individual. It leads to diabetes (with effects including blindness,
amputations, etc.), heart disease, etc. Who's paying for all the treatment
costs? Here's a clue: it ain't the individual. Do you think those
diseases and deaths don't impact families, neighbors, etc.? Is alcohol
bad, you bet. But to say it's less damaging than fats and sugars leads to
a pretty interesting debate that you certainly can't win by default.Also, I don't know HVH, but I would assume he was referring to the
individuals of the dominant religion, not the doctrine. We all know that if you
sit in any sacrament meeting up and down the Wasatch Front, you're going to
see a number of those who clearly enjoy their fats and sugars, and usually quite
a few on the stand will be among them. No one's perfect, but it definitely
goes to the point of needing to "cast out the beam in thy own eye."
Jones, Salt Lake City, UT wrote:"But I guess it's not a problem
for Greg Hughes to be on the UTA board."Right on target, Jones!
The legislature won't even abide by the adopted Utah State Code regulations
regarding that appointment. Saying Utah state legislators are hypocritical is
an understatement. They are downright arrogant and offensive in applying their
oath of office.
A 12 oz. can of Beer, and a 12 oz. can of Coca-Cola seem pretty close to the
same thing. Beer=Alcohol while Coca-Cola=Caffeine. They are both somewhat bad
for you. I see people go for a Coca-Cola first thing in the morning, and have
six down by dinner time. Maybe we should adopt similar laws, where we don't
need state run liquor stores, and instead have designated areas inside the
grocery stores. No Zion wall needed, of course.
Thank you, Claudio I believe in moderation in all things.Action achieves
strength; moderation eventuates in charm.
Why do we need an Alcohol Commission?