Booze behind lock and key


Catus Jack
#1
First of all I will have to say that I have and continue to drink my share of booze, although I no longer hit the hard stuff. With that said, here is my conundrum, tobacco or porn is well hidden if available at all, but booze, no. At least in Nova Scotia these government liquor stores have huge storefronts usually next to supermarkets where most any type of alcoholic beverage can be obtained. Now why is this? Alcohol is sure to cause as much of a problem with health, crime, accidents as tobacco or porn, but there it is, beckoning people to come in and buy there fill. Well, we all know the answer, it is because government is cutting a fat hog on the sale of this stuff, no way is there a competitive market, the stuff is way over priced as it is marked up four hundred percent. The government thinks it is a big deal when they lower the price on your favorite forty dollar bottle to thirty nine fifty and they suppose people are so excited by all of this savings. The Nova Scotia government should do a reality check!
 
Kreskin
#2
Great point. Put the bottles behind curtains.

If so, and if I was Labatt or Molson, I'd change the beer brand name to "Dozen Beer" or "Six Pack".
 
TenPenny
#3
Tobacco is far more addictive than alcohol.
 
Machjo
#4
Hiding alcohol from public view might be a good idea. But what about lottery tickets. People can get addicted to even them. So what's the government doing selling it? It would be debatable if a private company were selling lottery tickets. maybe like tobacco, porn and alcohol, we could regulate it. But here we're talking about the government itself selling these tickets! It's profiting off of potential gambling addicts, the very government that's supposed to look out for the welfare of the people.

But hey, do we really expect government to think logically? The auto bailout last recession was another classic example. Even the Green party and NDP supported the bailout of an industry that encourages the consumption of our precious petroleum resources.

I can go on.
 
TenPenny
#5
What about sex? There are people running around that claim to be sex addicts. What are we going to do about that?
 
Machjo
#6
Quote: Originally Posted by TenPennyView Post

What about sex? There are people running around that claim to be sex addicts. What are we going to do about that?

Aren't there laws already against certain prostitutional activities and against the public display of porn?

But the sale of lottery tickets beats them all since it's the government itself selling them. At least the government can claim that it does not sell porn mags or pimp people out.
 
earth_as_one
#7
I support banning all vice related advertising. All vices should be heavily taxed and regulated. I support adults being able to indulge their vices without unreasonable interference by the state.

I am against prohibition of vices. Adults should be able to do what they want, when they want as long as they can afford the true cost, which includes all the problems caused by their vices. Addicts who can't afford to indulge their vices or have problems with their addictions should get free counseling and/or help paid for by the taxes collected on vices.

I can see the reasoning behind making it a little more difficult and expensive to buy distilled or fortified alcohol compared to beer or wine. I don't believe its possible to overdose on regular beer. Wine maybe.... but chugging back a couple 40's of Vodka would kill most people. So because of the increased risk, it makes sense to make these versions of alcohol more expensive and harder to buy.

Addictions are a mental health problem. Everyone is different. Some people are addicted to alcohol from the time they take their first drink. The same with tobacco, gambling and sex. It depends your personality. Access to vices should be 24/7/365, otherwise addicts can make bad decisions risking their safety or endangering others.

Quote: Originally Posted by TenPennyView Post

What about sex? There are people running around that claim to be sex addicts. What are we going to do about that?

Fuk them!

Seriously, I support decriminalizing prostitution as long as its regulated and taxed just like other vices. Children should not be involved. Prostitutes should have to take training and pass tests regarding public and personal safety. Both clients and prostitutes should have to carry health cards identifying themselves as STD free as part of their license to prostitute or use the services of a prostitute. A typical transactions should involve both people showing their health card/license, then the money up front and finally the sex. I am against advertising for this vice too.
 
DaSleeper
+1
#8
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SLM
+2
#9  Top Rated Post
Quote: Originally Posted by DaSleeperView Post

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And yet no less coherent than some regular posters.
 
JLM
#10
Quote: Originally Posted by TenPennyView Post

Tobacco is far more addictive than alcohol.

For some people!

Quote: Originally Posted by TenPennyView Post

What about sex? There are people running around that claim to be sex addicts. What are we going to do about that?

Hook 'em up to a ball and chain.................that'll curb the "running around".
 
Machjo
#11
Quote: Originally Posted by JLMView Post

For some people!



Hook 'em up to a ball and chain.................that'll curb the "running around".

If it's a man, tie an electric noose around it. Whenever it thickens it gives him a shock. That'll keep him under control. As for a woman, I'm sure there's a solution for her too.
 
taxslave
+1
#12
Quote: Originally Posted by TenPennyView Post

What about sex? There are people running around that claim to be sex addicts. What are we going to do about that?

Join them?
 
relic
#13
The guvment makes lotsa money from sellin booz,so they should hire big guys to pour the booz down the gullets of teatoatalers that don't wanna pay there share,also more cumercials with girlz in skoolgurl costumes.
 
darkbeaver
#14
Quote: Originally Posted by Catus JackView Post

First of all I will have to say that I have and continue to drink my share of booze, although I no longer hit the hard stuff. With that said, here is my conundrum, tobacco or porn is well hidden if available at all, but booze, no. At least in Nova Scotia these government liquor stores have huge storefronts usually next to supermarkets where most any type of alcoholic beverage can be obtained. Now why is this? Alcohol is sure to cause as much of a problem with health, crime, accidents as tobacco or porn, but there it is, beckoning people to come in and buy there fill. Well, we all know the answer, it is because government is cutting a fat hog on the sale of this stuff, no way is there a competitive market, the stuff is way over priced as it is marked up four hundred percent. The government thinks it is a big deal when they lower the price on your favorite forty dollar bottle to thirty nine fifty and they suppose people are so excited by all of this savings. The Nova Scotia government should do a reality check!


It makes us crazy. That's why we stay. We say it's the scenery and the people. They look better when were drunk too.
 
L Gilbert
#15
Quote: Originally Posted by Catus JackView Post

First of all I will have to say that I have and continue to drink my share of booze, although I no longer hit the hard stuff. With that said, here is my conundrum, tobacco or porn is well hidden if available at all, but booze, no. At least in Nova Scotia these government liquor stores have huge storefronts usually next to supermarkets where most any type of alcoholic beverage can be obtained. Now why is this? Alcohol is sure to cause as much of a problem with health, crime, accidents as tobacco or porn, but there it is, beckoning people to come in and buy there fill. Well, we all know the answer, it is because government is cutting a fat hog on the sale of this stuff, no way is there a competitive market, the stuff is way over priced as it is marked up four hundred percent. The government thinks it is a big deal when they lower the price on your favorite forty dollar bottle to thirty nine fifty and they suppose people are so excited by all of this savings. The Nova Scotia government should do a reality check!

So, you want more nannyism from gov't?
I'm a grownup (mostly), so I can choose to smoke or not, drink or not, ogle porn or not, etc.
So far, my Hox genes haven't switched on any of my receptor genes responsible for addictions.
 

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