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Re: The ethics of buying booze and fags
« Reply #30 on: March 25, 2020, 07:55:21 PM »
Does anyone know what heroin addicts are doing? Are they still going out to score, or are loads of people going into treatment for subutex and methadone?

Given that shoplifting is the main source of income for addicts and the shops are closed, and domestic burglary is out (cos everyone's at home), this will present a challenge.

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Re: The ethics of buying booze and fags
« Reply #31 on: March 25, 2020, 07:58:54 PM »
You have to call it conchiglie-wiggly.

Re: The ethics of buying booze and fags
« Reply #32 on: March 26, 2020, 11:26:08 AM »
I have three cans of lager in my fridge (which I bought last September when I had a huge fallout with you know who a few days before my birthday. I bought two four packs and drank a couple two nights and one on the last). I am such a lightweight that counts as heavy drinking for me. The thing is that if I drink I want to smoke too, which means I'd feel the urge to go out and buy some. And having such a low tolerance level, probably crash too or get stopped by the cops. It ain't worth it kids.

And no,  I can't explain why the two things are so closely connected in my head. I rarely drink (and whether I smoke while doing it depends on whether I can scrounge one or two fags off someone) but it always amuses me when my non-smoking friends (some exes, some never smokers) are in the pub saying how stupid smoking is - with a harmful, addictive drug in front of them.

Out of curiosity, what is the law regarding being pissed on a mobility scooter? I ask because I was speaking to a friend from my old stomping ground recently and two of the older regulars have got them now apparently (one COPD, one is massively overweight with knackered knees). One of them never really got pissed but the other one would be 'allowed' to the pub for a couple of hours and end up smashing 8 pints.

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Re: The ethics of buying booze and fags
« Reply #33 on: March 26, 2020, 12:18:52 PM »
I imagine its like bikes where there is no specific offence but you could be done for drunk and disorderly or whatever

Edit oh fuck tgat
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/Eliz2/8-9/16/part/I/crossheading/offences-connected-with-riding-of-pedal-cycles/enacted?view=plain

Re: The ethics of buying booze and fags
« Reply #34 on: March 26, 2020, 12:23:21 PM »
In a lot of American states you're not even allowed to walk home if you're drunk. If you're drinking alcohol you need to stay in the private place or bar you're drinking or get a ride to the next place you're going or you're getting thrown in jail for public intoxication.

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Re: The ethics of buying booze and fags
« Reply #35 on: March 26, 2020, 12:28:33 PM »
In a lot of American states you're not even allowed to walk home if you're drunk. If you're drinking alcohol you need to stay in the private place or bar you're drinking or get a ride to the next place you're going or you're getting thrown in jail for public intoxication.

Sounds like a bit of a ballache for absolutely everyone involved.

Re: The ethics of buying booze and fags
« Reply #36 on: March 26, 2020, 12:29:18 PM »
In a lot of American states you're not even allowed to walk home if you're drunk. If you're drinking alcohol you need to stay in the private place or bar you're drinking or get a ride to the next place you're going or you're getting thrown in jail for public intoxication.

Even if you're minding your own business? In the UK there's drunk and disorderly and breach of the peace, which have narrow enough definitions they could be used for anything but in practice are only used when someone's being a pain in the arse.

Penalising people just for being drunk on foot seems like a great way to discourage it as a sensible alternative to driving home drunk.

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Re: The ethics of buying booze and fags
« Reply #37 on: March 26, 2020, 12:29:36 PM »
In a lot of American states you're not even allowed to walk home if you're drunk. If you're drinking alcohol you need to stay in the private place or bar you're drinking or get a ride to the next place you're going or you're getting thrown in jail for public intoxication.

Like Dubai, then.

Re: The ethics of buying booze and fags
« Reply #38 on: March 26, 2020, 12:32:47 PM »
Like Dubai, then.

Dubai makes slightly more sense as it's really just a loophole for Westerners to be allowed to drink in their hotels isn't it?

Re: The ethics of buying booze and fags
« Reply #39 on: March 26, 2020, 12:40:11 PM »
Even if you're minding your own business?

Yes, just being drunk is enough. It's kind of like if you expose yourself. It doesn't matter if you're minding your own business, people can still see that you're exposing yourself. They want people looking like they've had a few in designated places or their own homes. But it's generally states like Georgia and Virginia where everyone drives to everywhere anyway. And you definitely can't have alcohol in any public place like a park or beach, in any state.

Walking into Starbucks with an assault rifle slung over your shoulder, totes fine.

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Re: The ethics of buying booze and fags
« Reply #40 on: March 26, 2020, 12:49:33 PM »
For the land of the free america sounds like a right load puritanical shite

Re: The ethics of buying booze and fags
« Reply #41 on: March 26, 2020, 12:50:49 PM »
For the land of the free america sounds like a right load puritanical shite

As if it was founded by puritans!

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Re: The ethics of buying booze and fags
« Reply #42 on: March 26, 2020, 12:57:20 PM »
fucking con, america. not sure why so many people fall for it

Re: The ethics of buying booze and fags
« Reply #43 on: March 26, 2020, 01:01:56 PM »
And you definitely can't have alcohol in any public place like a park or beach, in any state.


Not even in a paper bag?

Re: The ethics of buying booze and fags
« Reply #44 on: March 26, 2020, 01:12:00 PM »
Not even in a paper bag?

You can carry alcohol in a paper bag in a public place, but you can't drink it in a public place. They're very strict on alcohol. A couple of years ago when I lived in the US, I gave a 20-year old a beer in my house. Technically I could have been arrested for that.

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Re: The ethics of buying booze and fags
« Reply #45 on: March 26, 2020, 02:25:50 PM »
What about Nepalese temple ball? Is it OK to buy that?

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Re: The ethics of buying booze and fags
« Reply #46 on: March 26, 2020, 02:27:38 PM »
the common cormorant, or shag, hides its booze in a paper bag

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