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post Sep 12 2012, 08:35 PM
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Czech govt bans some hard liquor sales after moonshine deaths

(Reuters) - The Czech government banned hard liquor sales by street vendors on Wednesday after a sixteenth person died from drinking bootleg vodka and rum containing methanol in the country's worst case of alcohol-related deaths in decades.

The government has imposed the ban indefinitely on the market stalls and street kiosks, which have licences to sell hard liquor. They are common in some Czech towns and often sell vodka, rum and whisky in tiny plastic cups as well as sandwiches and other food.

Such a large number of alcohol-related deaths are rare in the central European state of 10.5 million, although state and industry officials have estimated that illegal alcohol sales have been on the increase and account for 10-20 percent of the market.

Eight more deaths were reported on Wednesday. At least 24 remain in hospital, police spokeswoman Stepanka Zatloukalova said.

Police took a 36-year old man into custody on suspicion of distributing tainted liquor in the Moravian-Silesian region, 350 km (217 miles) east of Prague, where the first deaths happened at the weekend.

A second man was also detained in Zlin, a neighbouring region.

The Health Ministry has carried out 410 checks in bars and restaurants in nine out of the country's 14 regions. It found 70 cases where liquor did not have proper documentation, s uch as a customs or tax stamp, government spokesman Michal Schuster said.


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post Sep 12 2012, 09:50 PM
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HGing is not for idiots. Instead of banning all booze, how about jail for distillers making people sick, and a bullet for distillers whose booze killed people. That way idiot distillers will:
Stay away from HG-ing for fear of punishment.
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post Sep 12 2012, 10:37 PM
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QUOTE(Provenance @ Sep 12 2012, 01:35 PM) *



A second man was also detained in Zlin, a neighbouring region.





C'est Tibro ?


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Mon but est simplement d'obtenir Ricard hors de l'absinthe, juste lęchez le reste d'entre eux …
Mon but est simplement d'obtenir Ricard hors de l'absinthe, juste lęchez le reste d'entre eux …
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post Sep 12 2012, 10:38 PM
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Et je ne croix pas que cette histoire est vrai…


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post Sep 13 2012, 01:31 AM
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Distillers don't kill people, dealers do.


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post Sep 13 2012, 01:34 AM
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Can't one taste or smell methanol from good alchohol?


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post Sep 13 2012, 01:39 AM
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QUOTE(Jack Batemaster @ Sep 12 2012, 02:38 PM) *

Et je ne croix pas que cette histoire est vrai…

Je pensais que vous alliez faire tomber les Larmes de la Lune.


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post Sep 13 2012, 01:41 AM
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C'est toute la bičre de racine sous le pont.


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Just answer the fookin question.


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QUOTE(Greytail @ Sep 12 2012, 06:34 PM) *

Can't one taste or smell methanol from good alchohol?


No.


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post Sep 13 2012, 03:37 AM
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I suspect this is not going to be good news for local HGers. Some of the best slivovitz in the world comes from clandestine sources in Moravia.


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Thanks zman. Always thought it had a distinct smell like wood for some reason. Sad news indeed Tibro.

Btw, the Braveheart quote was meant with humor.


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HG'ers don't kill. To suggest a home distiller made a product that was lethal is wrong.
The factories that make wood alcohol and other solvents supply a purpose and ask you to not drink it.
A friend of mine works in an ethanol plant, to render the pure spirit undrinkable, one gallon of gasoline is added to several thousand gallons of ethanol, this product cannot be made drinkable and is called "denatured" alcohol.


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post Sep 13 2012, 01:03 PM
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Probably not intending to kill, but I can see where inexperienced or mis-informed HG'ers might not drain off enough of the poisonious alchohol at the beginning.


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post Sep 13 2012, 02:05 PM
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QUOTE(Tibro @ Sep 12 2012, 07:37 PM) *
I suspect this is not going to be good news for local HGers. Some of the best slivovitz in the world comes from clandestine sources in Moravia.

Note to self: Cancel Moravian travel plans.


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