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The Pub / Re: "No refusal" DUI checkpoints could be coming to Tamp
« on: January 03, 2011, 08:43:31 AM »
I just read an interesting article in Reason Magazine.  When the Feds forced the states to go to a 0.08% BAC, alcohol related accidents went up, after a 20 year decline.  A UC Berekley study found "1,600 sobriety checkpoints in California generated $40 million in fines, $30 million in overtime pay for cops, 24,000 vehicle confiscations, and just 3,200 arrests for drunk driving. A typical nightly checkpoint would divert 20 or more cops from other tasks while yielding a dozen or more vehicle confiscations but only about three drunk driving arrests."

I'm not saying that this is incorrect - but I sure would like to see the study in question. All of the reports I have seen on the actual number of DUI related deaths have gone down, not up. This is the only thing that has convinced me that the DUI checkpoints and absurdly low blood alc/vol. are in any way, shape or form legitimate.

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The Pub / Re: "No refusal" DUI checkpoints could be coming to Tamp
« on: January 03, 2011, 08:23:34 AM »
As I have said before, I certainly don't like check points. I also think the DUI limits are too strict. But when you see how drastic the drop in DUI related deaths are over the last 20 years you realize they are necessary evils. You may change your tune if you are ever T boned by a drunk driver or if you ever have a family member killed.  I believe that police officers should be treated with respect whether you are at a checkpoint or being pulled over or whatever (as long as they are treating the citizen with respect as well). They risk their lives for minimal pay to serve the community. If you can't follow that logic ... well ... I don't have anything else to say to try and convince you.

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The Pub / Re: "No refusal" DUI checkpoints could be coming to Tamp
« on: January 03, 2011, 07:58:10 AM »
Cops are just doing their job. No sense in giving them a hard time. I know you like to pay respects to our soldiers risking their lives over seas, and I appreciate that. Just remember cops (and firefighters) risk their lives here.

Big difference!!!  The soldiers are risking their lives to protect my freedom. The cops, in this case, are taking it away.

It's all about generating revenue for the city.

Really? So there are no murders, rapists, thieves, vandals or burglars in your area! Cool!

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The Pub / Re: "No refusal" DUI checkpoints could be coming to Tamp
« on: January 03, 2011, 06:47:43 AM »
Cops are just doing their job. No sense in giving them a hard time. I know you like to pay respects to our soldiers risking their lives over seas, and I appreciate that. Just remember cops (and firefighters) risk their lives here.

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Kronenbourg 1664
« on: January 02, 2011, 08:51:26 PM »

Of the ones I names, Michelob is the only one still around (and I still think that it's an excellent American Lager...at a great price... that unfortunately doesn't get nearly the respect it deserves).

Kronenbourg 1664 IS A FRENCH BEER, AND MICHELOBE Lager uses French Strisselspalt ... in the same thread! Coincidence?  ;) I do also like the Michelobe Original Lager as well and it is a great price for a fairly decent lager. But it's a better beer now than it was 20 years ago. They've changed it for the better. Not the same recipe.

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The Pub / Re: How low can you go?
« on: January 02, 2011, 08:35:08 PM »
As seen written on a quote board at McGuire's Irish Pub,

"Life is too short to drink bad beer!" 
Carrie Nation



Yeah, Carry Nation never said that. She did say "Men are nicotine-soaked, beer-besmirched, whiskey-greased, red-eyed devils." And I concur.  ;)

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The Pub / Re: How low can you go?
« on: January 02, 2011, 08:30:55 PM »
If I am at someone's house and they offer me a beer I will be appreciative of whatever they give me and I won't complain. But I really dislike "Light" beers.

I do a lot of back packing and once after three days and four nights in the woods we stopped at a gas station (on the way home) and the "best" beer they had was MGD and it couldn't have tasted better had Jesus himself handed it to me - pure gold. So I will say it does depend on the circumstances. I also admit to being a sucker for Corona and Lime while sitting on the Gulf. Normally, however, I'll just as soon take one of my IPAs to just about anything.

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The Pub / Re: "No refusal" DUI checkpoints could be coming to Tamp
« on: January 02, 2011, 05:48:24 PM »
Edit: Sorry to say I am PUI..."posting under the influence"...I've been drinking Bud Light, Sweetwater IPA, and homebrewed American Brown Ale. Forgive me?

Not for the Bud Light. No excuse for that.  :P But your relevant and cogent post makes up for it. :)

 Question: (this may require a separate post) How much Bud Light does it take to be "under the influence"? Not sure such a thing exist. May even be mitigating circumstances :'(

Dunno - I've never been able to get through one beer. ::)

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The Pub / Re: "No refusal" DUI checkpoints could be coming to Tamp
« on: January 02, 2011, 05:20:09 PM »
Edit: Sorry to say I am PUI..."posting under the influence"...I've been drinking Bud Light, Sweetwater IPA, and homebrewed American Brown Ale. Forgive me?

Not for the Bud Light. No excuse for that.  :P But your relevant and cogent post makes up for it. :)

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The Pub / Re: "No refusal" DUI checkpoints could be coming to Tamp
« on: January 02, 2011, 12:42:24 PM »
I dont want anyone working for me that tests negative.

CLASSIC! :D

Many years ago, I had just hired a new employee and invited him to a party at my house.  When he showed up, I handed him a joint and said "Here's the company drug test"!

I'm still trying to figure out if Cap knows exactly what he said.  ;)

As far as the DUI checkpoints go - I freaking hate them. But I hate drunk drivers even worse.

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Equipment and Software / Re: Homebrewing not at Home
« on: January 02, 2011, 07:38:22 AM »
I own a small brewery and that is where I "homebrew" now. It was really nice to get all the equipment out of the house. Now, I don;t know what kind of money you have but if you really want to make it worth it build a wet area with a floor drain. Another great investment is a commercial great tankless "instant" hot water heater. Nothing beats instant 170 degree dough-in water. :(

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: How much did you brew in 2010?
« on: January 02, 2011, 07:02:58 AM »
I brewed about 630 gallons since Oct. 1st of this year.   ;D Of course I guess I really don't count.

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The Pub / Re: "No refusal" DUI checkpoints could be coming to Tamp
« on: January 01, 2011, 09:40:05 PM »
I dont want anyone working for me that tests negative.

CLASSIC! :D

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The Pub / Re: Another one gone to run in another pasture
« on: January 01, 2011, 05:15:50 PM »
I wont have dogs any more cause it is to hard loosing them.

No offense - but thats a really bad reason not to have dogs. The amount of joy they bring when they are around more then compensates for the grief the leave when they pass. I have to have dogs in my life.

Sorry for your loss loop. That sucks.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: how long/
« on: December 30, 2010, 07:18:54 AM »
How long is a piece of string? It just depends on the beer and /or style. An American IPA is usually best when fresh (4-8 weeks or so) but some Belgian strong ales can age for months or even years.

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