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BAN alcohol - LEGALISE drugs

In article <816535864snz@ramospc.demon.co.uk>,
ramo  <ramo@ramospc.demon.co.uk> wrote:
>BAN alcohol :)

I note the smiley, but remember that this was tried in the US, and
was a failure.  Among the delights of Prohibition were:

    the criminalization of many members of society who had previously
stayed within the law;

    gang warfare;

    use of stronger, easier to smuggle, forms of alcohol (i.e. whiskey
rather than beer); and

    severe ill effects caused by contaminants---some moonshine
contained methanol (methyl alchohol or wood alcohol), which attacks
the optic nerve causing blindness.

Any of this sound familiar?  Those who do not learn from history...

Tim.
--
Tim Goodwin   | "After all, what did Brunel, Watt, Boulton and
Unipalm PIPEX | Telford do that was complex?  I could have built
Cambridge, UK | the Great Western Railway on my own." -- Ian Batten

Original headers:

From: tim@pipex.net (Tim Goodwin)
Newsgroups: uk.music.rave
Subject: Re: BAN alcohol - LEGALISE drugs
Date: 16 Nov 1995 17:31:12 GMT
Organization: Unipalm PIPEX
Message-ID: <48fsh0$ql0@wave.news.pipex.net>
References: <816010795snz@ramospc.demon.co.uk>
  <499085981wnr@belper.demon.co.uk> <DI51Mv.80t@csc.liv.ac.uk>
  <816535864snz@ramospc.demon.co.uk>

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