By Squinty6 - 02/03/2011 15:28 - Canada
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Err, yeah, alcohol is dangerous as hell. Just because people threw a fit to the point where they made it legal again doesn't make it good.
I don't think that was the point of the FML, I'm pretty sure the OP was commenting on the fact that the prohibition era in the in Canada from 1907 to 1948. That is not even close to the 1980s. Also as horneyhic said, when consumed responsibly alcohol isn't all evil and actually has a few health benefits.
#7 and #12 That is a complete lie. Alcohol kills braincells and is toxic to the body. There are certain anti-oxidants in red wine and other drinks ALONG WITH alcohol which is why people argue that it can have health benefits, but ANY alcoholic drink is bad for the body. Get your facts right before you start correcting other people.
Just because it's bad doesn't mean it's terrible. It's like junk food: eat too much, your life will be shortened, you'll get fat, etc. Eat a snack every now and again, no harm is done whatsoever. It's a perfect parallelism. Edit: And junk food can have health benefits, too. Just because it's partially bad for you doesn't necessarily mean it doesn't contain any nutrients.
@60, You would have a good point except junk food is not good for you. Now, just because you eat junk does not mean you're going to get fat, but being skinny or fat doesn't always reflect what's going on with your cholesterol and other bodily functions. Instead of drinking wine for health benefits, eat the grapes the come from. In their natural state they contain more nutrients than those that have been squashed down and fermented. Also, because for some reason I wasn't able to edit my other post, I would like to note that when you're drunk it's called being "inTOXICated."
Alcohol killing brain cells is a common misconception. There is absolutely no evidence that it actually does so. Furthermore, alcohol is only "dangerous" when large quantities are consumed rapidly. Over time, it is far less dangerous than normal diet soda. Hell, even regular soda and candy are worse for you over a long period of time.
#59 your wrong a study recently came out proving that alcohol consumed responsibly actually helps prevent dimensia and alzheimers. it does have some health benefits, maybe you should do some research before you base your knowledge off of untrue facts. btw i'm fifteen and I seem to be more knowledgable than you
@hotdogcore You are also considered "inTOXICated", as you put it, if you have taken a cold medicine, allergy medicine, pain medicine, or any other such thing. @AnneFTW Take your own advice @kaceemae Over long periods of time any medication containing acetaminophen cause liver damage. In fact if you look it up there is a whole host of medications that can cause that liver damage and damage the brain that are prescribed on a daily basis. The fact that something has risks doesn't automatically mean it doesn't also have benefits. Alcohol (not just wine) has it's own risks but if used responsibly also has it's own benefits. I am just saying that people shouldn't automatically act like anyone who enjoys having the occasional drink is a complete moron.
Someone said alcohol kills brain cells, well reading a book does too. Are you going to start boycotting books now? Drinking alcohol is a personal choice, and it has both pros and cons, if people want to drink, let them. There's nothing wrong with responsible drinking.
People didnt just throw a fit when it was outlawed IN THE 1920's! People got it illegally which meant good business for gangsters like Al Capone and because of that the crime rate drastically increased. Prohibition was an epic fail. So yea, they didn't stop it because some people threw a fit. Learn what you're talking about before saying it you moron.
Man! My science teacher is like that... He always makes mistakes then sends us to the corner when we correct him. D: