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Topic: OT - Beer, wine, and laws was Re: +Coffee Mills and Beer Grains (4 msgs / 74 lines)
1) From: Brian Kamnetz
On 11/4/06, Sheila Quinn  wrote:
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Being from Wisconsin, one of the things that is hard to get used to here in
SC is the restrictions on beer. Can't buy it at all on Sunday, at least in
this county, which is a huge pain if you work a lot and don't get to the
store much. Also, there is LOTS of great beer that you can't get in SC at
ALL, because of state limits the alcohol content. Of course, you can go
right next door to the liquor part of the store (yeah, can't sell beer and
liquor in the same store...) and buy Everclear.... Go figure.... Wish the
legislators would find something useful to do instead of meddling in beer
issues. At least they've steered clear of restrictions on coffee (knock on
wood).
Brian

2) From: Sheila Quinn
Many states are like that - it is indeed weird. I'm originally from 
Minnesota, where you can only buy anything in a liquor store - and 
nothing on Sundays at all either. I *think* you can get what's called 
"3.2 beer" in some convenience stores, at least that's how it was back 
in the 80s. (Yippee - like that's real beer!) It's pretty stupid.
Out here in California, you can get anything you want in a grocery store 
- from beer and wine all the way to the hard stuff - up until 2am. I'm 
not a big drinker, but I do enjoy the occasional beer or mixed drink and 
it's nice to grab it with the rest of my groceries.
However, I do NOT buy my coffee there anymore, thanks to SMs!!! Hard to 
believe I ever did. :)
Sheila
Brian Kamnetz wrote:
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3) From: Aaron
Brian that reminds me of the way the laws used to be in Illinois a long 
time ago.  You could drink beer/wine at age 18 but could not drink 'hard 
liquor' until age 21..  Come on now please.  I can get just as tanked on 
a case of beer than I can on a bottle of jimmy.  Exactly what is this 
supposed to do for me.
Unfortunately many of these laws were coerced into place from the 
various religions of the locations.  Gotta love it, between the bible 
thumpers and the government telling us we are not capable of making an 
adult decision on our behalf, what next.  But money in a politicians 
pocket speaks volumes... especially on election year...
aaron

4) From: Steve Hay
On 11/4/06, Aaron  wrote:
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I don't agree with the law, but this law makes more sense than most alcohol
laws I hear about.  It is easier to die from alcohol poisoning with hard
liquor than it is with beer.  I could see the logic being easing people into
the responsibility/privledge of drinking...
-- 
Steven Hay
hay.steve -AT- gmail.com
Barry Paradox: Consider k to be the greatest element of the set of natural
numbers whose description require maximum of 50 words: "(k+1) is a natural
number which requires more than 50 words to describe it."


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