Four is a premium alcoholic
that features 12% alcohol and a serious (but undisclosed) dose of
caffeine. While the original "energy beer" dropped
the caffeine from their formula in 2008
, Four Loko has become a
hit on college campuses. Now, nine
students were sent to the hospital
after a party at Central
Washington University where the "black out in a can" was on hand. The FDA is mulling a general ban
One person’s helpful mood improver, though, is another’s worryingly effective stimulant.
is 15 percent alcohol by volume, a bit stronger than most wines. Also, each 750 milliliter bottle contains as much caffeine as eight cans of Coke." Scottish authorities are trying
to reduce alcoholism in the country, but consumers still love their Buckfast, which has been linked to violent behavior
by some, and dismissed as merely a scapegoat by others
. [more inside]
Fox pussies out.
Recently a bill passed in mexico legalizing all drugs
under certain specified quantities. The bill was promoted By Vincente Fox's party, and came from his offices. However he decided not to sign it under U.S. pressure.
There go my vacation plans.
When this appears in newspapers
across America tomorrow morning, will dad choke on his Special K
and think of his number
tucked in the drawer, or will he feel outrage
at the public discussion of drugs ?