So You Thought You Were A Moderate Drinker, Huh?

by Dick Puddlecote

So You Thought You Were A Moderate Drinker, Huh? If you want to truly imagine the paltry level of alcohol that prohibitionists consider acceptable, here it is from one of public health Australia’s favourite blogs.

Of people aged 18 years and over, 19.5% of drinkers consumed more than two drinks per day and 44.7% consumed more than four standard drinks at least once in the past year. These behaviours exceed the National Health and Medical Research Council’s lifetime risk guidelines and single occasion risk guidelines respectively.

The only surprising thing about those figures is how incredibly low they are.

According to the Australian government, a pint of Stella is the equivalent of 2.25 ‘standard drinks’, so it is contrary to their guidelines for anyone to enjoy two pints at a wedding, Christmas, birthday party, barbecue or even the Melbourne Cup … once a year!

This, apparently, is why minimum alcohol pricing is desperately necessary in Australia.

Please never be be fooled into thinking these people are sane or rational, will you? Because they aren’t.

One response to “So You Thought You Were A Moderate Drinker, Huh?

  1. hen I’m Principal Secretary of State for War, GramscoFabiaNazis which have been “resettled” (which is all of the bastards) on cold, wet and _very_ windy islands far from any other humans who they could harm, will be entitled to not drink any alcohol.

    Actually, I’m not sure that there’ll be much materials from which they could make it – even were they to be allowed the equipment to take with them. I aim to ensure that the mean annual temperatures, where these repulsive fellas will be “resettled”, will be no more than 6C at the very very highest. (And we shan’t be allowing them any fuels, since they say we shouldn’t have any either…) So I don’t think yeasts will be doing anything there any time soon.

    I think Hell is a cold place, not a hot one.