Tuesday, February 5, 2013
According to the study, diet drinks could factor into whether a person blows above or below the legal limit on a breath test.
Substituting Diet Coca-Cola for regular to pair with rum for that classic cocktail? It could make you drunker — the sugar in regular sodas slows down the absorption of alcohol from the stomach to the bloodstream. An NPR blog on eating and health highlights a study set to be published in the April issue of the journal "Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental. "Alcohol, consumed with a diet mixer, results in higher (BrAC) Breath Alcohol Concentrations as compared to the same amount of alcohol consumed with a sugar-sweetened mixer," the blog quotes Cecile Marczinski, a cognitive psychologist and the study's author, as saying. The main takeaway? Diet soda could factor into whether you blow above or below the legal limit on a breath test. A …
We know from experience across the country that the consumption of alcohol in a place where nudity is allowed is an invitation to disaster. The Supreme Court has determined communities can set standards for these establishments.
It is easy to get a controversy started. All one needs do is express an opinion rooted in a traditional moral or ethical position and there are people who disagree. Many people are willing to let all the barriers down allowing for what they see as total freedom. There are people advocating for no age limits in regard to issues related to alcohol or consent laws regarding sexual activity. It seems any time a person or group of people point to traditional family values or morals rooted in the fabric of our country, there are others who complain that morals and old fashioned ideas are being forced on them. All laws are founded upon a set of moral standards agreed upon by the majority of the people in a culture. In every civilization we know…
Friday, September 21, 2012
A look at top Patch stories from around Georgia.
Friday, September 21, 2012
Man Allegedly Stabbed Over Argument About Pirated DVDs – Norcross Patch A 24-year-old man from the Norcross area told Gwinnett police he was stabbed in the back by someone selling pirated DVDs after he accused the person having "poor quality" products. On Sept. 4, the man spotted another man who he knew sold pirated DVDs, so he walked over to buy some. During their discussion, the two started arguing about the quality of the DVDs, mainly because the consumer accused him of selling poor-quality DVDs in the past. At the end of the conversation, the seller went back to his car for what the consumer thought was more DVDs. When the seller returned, though, he allegedly attacked the consumer and stabbed him in the back. Norcross Patch has more …