"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
This is just a feeble rationalization to justify toper's bad habits. Sorry, it won't work. Too many drunks have died in their forties and fifties... Flynn, Bogart, Barrymore, Fields, to name a few.
“I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.
I was discovering that life just simply isn't fair and bask in the unsung glory of knowing that each obstacle overcome along the way only adds to the satisfaction in the end. Nothing great, after all, was ever accomplished by anyone sulking in his or her misery.
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Originally Posted by PogueMoran
I didnt have to read the article to tell you that you cant read.
I have no problem believing there are health benefits to moderate consumption of alchohol, but there are some gaping holes in the methodology of this study as reported to come to a general conclusion of non-drinkers v. heavy drinkers...
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I don't know how credible the study is, but I don't see moderate alcohol consumption to be very damaging. I would imagine heavy drinkers to be more obese though and die sooner due to liver/kidney problems. I also wonder if more non drinkers smoke, because smoking is far worse than alcohol.
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Heavy Drinkers Outlive Nondrinkers, Study Finds - TIME , has to do with longevity. (This is the actual study - the other link is the article about the study)
I also linked to a page that had several studies done by multiple places in the US, including Harvard, China, and other countries that all drew the same conclusions.
Alcohol And Health
Last edited by rivrrat; 09-02-10 at 07:45 AM.