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Old 11-14-2009, 12:23 PM
 
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FDA: Caffeinated alcoholic drinks may be illegal - CNN.com


This is stupid. Who cares.
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Old 11-14-2009, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Reading, PA
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Who cares.
Apparently 18 states' attorneys general who believe that the stimulant masks the intoxication of the depressant, making it dangerous for the user.
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Old 11-14-2009, 12:35 PM
 
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Alcohol + Energy Drink

Sounds like the best way to dehydrate
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Old 11-14-2009, 12:38 PM
 
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Alcohol + Energy Drink

Sounds like the best way to dehydrate
Do we need big brother making sure we don't do that? What's next? Regulating what type of mixer a bartender can use in a drink?
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Old 11-14-2009, 12:40 PM
 
Location: Pinal County, Arizona
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ANOTHER example of government trying to tell people how to live - rather than letting people live as they want -

Another "chunk" out of the freedom pillar
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Old 11-14-2009, 12:42 PM
 
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Do we need big brother making sure we don't do that? What's next? Regulating what type of mixer a bartender can use in a drink?
The slippery slope argument, what a classic

If you read my post you will notice I made no comment as to whether or not I agree with the idea of banning the caffeinated-alcohol drinks. I merely stated the efficacy of their ability to cause dehydration. I do not think they should be banned.

Thanks for trying
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Old 11-14-2009, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
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Does this mean they'll ban bars from mixing red bull and alcohol?
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Old 11-14-2009, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Yes. Totally ridiculous.

If a business can't sell a dangerous product in the isle of your local grocery store then the terrorists have already won.
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Old 11-14-2009, 01:16 PM
 
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The slippery slope argument, what a classic
It's the classic argument because it always holds true, 30 years ago you could smoke in a hospital (not that I agree with it) but if someone suggested the government was going to be regulating the smoking in a private business you would have been considered nuts and laughed out of the room with comments like "The slippery slope argument, what a classic". Now we are starting to see legislation targeting outside places and some have floated ideas targeting cars, apartment buildings and even households.

What will happen is they will ban these drinks from being produced, a couple of years from now they will start floating the idea about banning them from being made in a public establishment. The argument will be that we have a law against their mass production so why should we allow them at all but you won't hear any arguments about how wrong the original law was to begin with.
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Old 11-14-2009, 01:24 PM
 
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If a business can't sell a dangerous product in the isle of your local grocery store...
The argument that it is dangerous could be used to ban every product inside a grocery store, alcohol and caffeine by themselves could be considered dangerous.

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The letter cited several studies that showed stimulants such as caffeine mask the intoxicating effects of alcohol and could lead to increased risk-taking and other alcohol-related problems such as violence, sexual assault, traffic accidents and even suicide.
Could just as easily say:

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The letter cited several studies that showed the intoxicating effects of alcohol could lead to increased risk-taking and other alcohol-related problems such as violence, sexual assault, traffic accidents and even suicide.
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