On Mon, 2005-04-25 at 17:30 +0100, Bryan O'Donoghue wrote:
> fuzzix wrote:
> > Bryan O'Donoghue wrote:
> >> It's probably a little sad, that a glass which is black, with a bit
> >> of white at the top ... imediately counjours up images of Ireland.
> >> typedef : wondering, "won't someone please think of the children ?"
> >> /
> > Yeah, a decent pint is a terrible thing to be known for - much
> > preferable we be renowned for our representatives being in Microsoft's
> > pocket and a vast majority of the population harbouring racist views...
>> Uh huh... I take your point. Then again, in this country, binge drinking
> is a *serious* problem. We all know this... yet generally as a society
> choose to ignore it.... and continue to ignore it...
>> There's nothing patriotic about Guinness... it's a business... and like
> every other business, it's out to make money... off of us (Irish) and
> off of our utterly stupid self destructive attitudes towards alochol.
>> To be quite honest... and.... I'll expose myself to the fire brands of
> the ILUG here.... I'd sooner have the country thought of as a tool, of
> Microsoft global software hedgemony... then as a nation of drunks !
>> Then again... it's well known, I'm a Pavlovian nationalist !
>> New research shows that 58% of the drinking done by mem in Ireland is
> binge drinking, the London Press Association reported. The study
> conducted for Ireland's Health Promotion Unit further found that 48% of
> all men and 16% of women in Ireland binge drink at least once a week.
> Ireland is the _highest_ of all European countries in terms of binge
> drinking. In the UK the precentage of men who binge drink is 40%, while
> in France it is 9%
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