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My Night Out On The Booze Bus: Abuse And Vomit, An Evening In The Ambulance Designed To Help A&e

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2043834/My-night-booze-bus-Abuse-vomit-evening-ambulance-designed-help-A-E.html

11.38pm

We dash to High Holborn where Katie, 19, has collapsed on the pavement. Concerned passers-by called the ambulance. She has been drinking cider and can’t remember who she was out with or where she lives. She is a public school girl but is rude and dismissive to the paramedics – in an upper-class drawl.

Eventually, John, another paramedic on the bus, manages to get her mother’s phone number and calls her to let her know her daughter will be in University College London Hospital and isn’t in any state to get home by herself.

We can hear a shrill but well- spoken voice haranguing him. As he puts it down he sighs. ‘She didn’t care. She’s had a few drinks herself and says Katie can sober up and get herself home.’

An interesting evening, although it would be good to have some sort of historical context in with this, if we had a report from the 1700's would we be reading similar of the streets full of drunks and vomit, however then there wouldn't have been a hospital system to send them too.

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Surprisingly, some of the most appallingly foul-mouthed and ill behaved are women with responsible day jobs. I will say no more but I have seen it time and again (in the UK)

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An interesting evening, although it would be good to have some sort of historical context in with this, if we had a report from the 1700's would we be reading similar of the streets full of drunks and vomit, however then there wouldn't have been a hospital system to send them too.

http://culturalshifts.com/archives/168

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Crime or the fear of crime was a factor in the passage of the Gin Acts. Incidents of assaults, murders, and self-induced harm in gin-shops were regularly reported in London journals.16 Reformers turned to such accounts and concluded that gin made people violent.17 The fact that violence occurs most often when people happen to meet and gin-shops were frequent meeting places for the poor of eighteenth century London,17 was a detail omitted in such conclusions.

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http://www.met.police.uk/history/archives.htm

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http://culturalshifts.com/archives/168

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Crime or the fear of crime was a factor in the passage of the Gin Acts. Incidents of assaults, murders, and self-induced harm in gin-shops were regularly reported in London journals.16 Reformers turned to such accounts and concluded that gin made people violent.17 The fact that violence occurs most often when people happen to meet and gin-shops were frequent meeting places for the poor of eighteenth century London,17 was a detail omitted in such conclusions.

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http://www.met.police.uk/history/archives.htm

Interesting spin there. Coffee shops were popular meeting places too ...

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That is such a cr*p argument. I've never seena fight at my local supermarket and it always seems packed to the ginnels.

Why do you think they don't put all the value food in one aisle?

it's be a riot! :)

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beer_Street_and_Gin_Lane

Will also add you dont see clubbers on E engaging in that sort of anti-social behaviour, the worst you get is a warehouse full of sweaty bodies keeping fit to the music. ;):D

We can't have people haven't untaxable fun and not spending money on booze and a kebab on th way home.

People who take e are clearly economic terrorists!

Hence why alcopops exist......diageo quickly sussed out a big hole in their coffers from the spread of class A's in the 90's so lobbied the governent to allow the marketing comms of alcopops to a generation not yet old enough to drink or do drugs.

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I dont understand why the pharma, alcohol and tobacco companies dont change their business models?

Why not deliver a business model where a market exists and always will do, they can employ their lobbyists to work on MP's, they have the resources to delivery quality controlled products, we have the technology to supervise it through a taxable self funding prescription style mechanism but somehow I cant see alcohol and tobacco going over to a prescription style mechanism simply becuase society cant see the hypocrisy in itself with regards to these two legal drugs. :D

Probably take quite some upheaval in attitude: therefore loss of revenue whilst consumers adapted to a different lifestyle. Most of elites that are major shareholders of booze/tobacco/pharma/firearms like things the way they are for now, I'd guess they wouldn't like any change whatsoever to their income stream, even though by doing what your suggesting could illicit greater wealth.....everythings a risk isn't it?

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