January 3, 2012
You can take a lot of things away from British citizens and they are too polite to complain. Try taking away their cheap booze and you might be looking at a real fight!
Many British citizens already have their dander up over Britain's membership of the European Union and high gasoline taxes.
Now t... [More]
August 30, 2011
Governments are doing anything they can to generate tax revenues. This is especially true as the United States Congress tries to keep from raising income taxes. Texas has it especially tough as there is no state personal income tax.
Texas has found a creative way to generate new taxes – throu... [More]
August 12, 2011
Stephanie Foy has been caught driving while intoxicated seven times. Most likely, she has driven in a drunken state thousands of times. From my experience as a counselor for alcohol awareness classes, I have found many chronic alcoholics drink and drive every single day!
Most recently, Foy was arre... [More]
July 27, 2011
As we all are aware here in the United States it can be difficult to interpret some of the laws. Just look at the amendments on each ballot. Often if you vote yes, you really are voting no. Sometimes a law will have consequences are far-reaching impacts that had never been considered.
Kenya is no D... [More]
July 9, 2011
Lawmakers are sure keeping busy in Maryland and Virginia these days. Many of these new laws deal with alcohol. Alcohol-related laws in Maryland and Virginia are among hundreds in both states that were signed this year.
Underage drivers in Virginia face tougher penalties for drunken driving, Virgini... [More]
June 24, 2011
Addictions are difficult to break. Our brains are extremely powerful and once our mind s and bodies are addicted to something like drugs or alcohol, stopping is a hard to do. Even the most expensive rehabilitation centers have trouble getting addicts to quit.
As a counselor for alcohol awareness cl... [More]
June 14, 2011
As a counselor both classroom and online alcohol awareness classes one subject that invariably comes up is the history of the infraction of driving under the influence, known better as DUI. This is one issue where almost all of the statistics raised are fairly current. This article will address the ... [More]
June 13, 2011
Remember the good old days when you could go to the movies, get a tub of popcorn and have a nice cold beer while watching a movie? You don’t - neither do I. And while beer at a ballgame seems OK, at a movie theater it just seems strange – and completely unnecessary.
What Are... [More]
June 12, 2011
There is no doubt people do stupid things when they drink alcohol. All you have to do is turn on Tru TV and watch any one of the “World’s Dumbest…” shows to see how people do especially stupid things when they drink booze.
You have to wonder how much dama... [More]
June 9, 2011
Emotions can lead to irrational decisions. Emotions and alcohol together make for a lethal decision-making combination! The following story is played out around the country on a seemingly daily basis with incredibly intoxicated people making one bad decision after another.