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Old 04-20-2011, 07:03 PM   #691
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Right, hadn't thought about other forms of booze, last time I bought something other than beer at a bar, well lets say I didn't remember much of the later part of the night.

Is it because of booze laws there?
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Old 04-20-2011, 07:29 PM   #692
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Is it because of booze laws there?
As I understand it, a license to serve beer is separate, cheaper and easier to get than a license to serve hard liquor.

Tennessee has a few beer bars. I have a friend who ran one for a while. Her opinion was basically, everybody around here drinks Bud Lite. Didn't make financial sense to go through the hassle of a liquor license.

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Old 04-20-2011, 07:40 PM   #693
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As I understand it, a license to serve beer is separate, cheaper and easier to get than a license to serve hard liquor.

Tennessee has a few beer bars. I have a friend who ran one for a while. Her opinion was basically, everybody around here drinks Bud Lite. Didn't make financial sense to go through the hassle of a liquor license.

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Interesting. And as to the comment on Bud Lite, that is dead on, I am always surprised by the lack of regular Bud. Heck, a bar (in my old college town, of all places!) ran out of Bud!

One thing that aways gets me is how different booze laws (usually with regards to the sale of) are between different states.
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Old 04-20-2011, 07:43 PM   #694
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Prior to the mandatory helmet law, more people rode bare headed. When the inevitable whatever percentage crashed, often at low speed, they would often suffer a fatal head injury. Nice, healthy, young specimen with only minor damage to the body, excellent donor material.

After mandatory helmet use was enacted, lots of casual riders quit and this reduced the total number of crashes. ....snipped...
Think about it.
IMO, the folks who went helmetless legally are the same folks who wear the barely-there grape covers when helmets are required. I'll submit that the aforementioned grape cover = not wearing a helmet.

Most folks who normally wear a FF helmet (the most protective), wear it no matter the helmet law.

So, helmet laws have little effect on which riders are more protected.

Either you choose maximum protection (FF helmet), or you don't.

I'm a poor example for what most riders will accept as protection.

YMMV.

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Old 04-20-2011, 08:39 PM   #695
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As I understand it, a license to serve beer is separate, cheaper and easier to get than a license to serve hard liquor.

Tennessee has a few beer bars. I have a friend who ran one for a while. Her opinion was basically, everybody around here drinks Bud Lite. Didn't make financial sense to go through the hassle of a liquor license.

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Bud lite??? That shouldn't require a beer license, as it isn't much more than carbonated water strained through an old burlap feed bag.

regular bud barely qualifies as beer IMHO I love beer, but I will not even drink the ones my brother in law left her a month ago, they just sit in the pantry collecting dust.
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Serious question ?? Why would what someone wears affect my insurance rates ? - I am pretty sure that it makes no difference here anyway ?
If you're in hospital with road rash and fractures, you cost more.

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Comprehension failure: when I said "clowns" I was referring to the flip-flop-and-T-shirt organdonor crowd. I can't recall the studies, but basically, if you've got gear, you're liable to walk away from what would otherwise hospitalize you; be released from hospital in a short time from something that would otherwise leave you in IC for ages, etc.

If you're talking ATGATT, I'm there, dude.

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I'm guessing because they cost a lot more when they wreck, bike + hospital. You'll fall into their actuarial table at some point and thus have to pay more to offset the industry's payout for their injuries.
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Bud lite??? That shouldn't require a beer license, as it isn't much more than carbonated water strained through an old burlap feed bag.

regular bud barely qualifies as beer IMHO I love beer, but I will not even drink the ones my brother in law left her a month ago, they just sit in the pantry collecting dust.
You must be one of them beer snobs, becha turn down Old Milwaukee too. Jeesh. People these day.



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QUALITY not Quantity, baby!

Drank my share of OM, in my day, but haven't touched one in 10 years, since I found beer salvation! A local store that has over 2000 different brews!
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As I understand it, a license to serve beer is separate, cheaper and easier to get than a license to serve hard liquor.

Tennessee has a few beer bars. I have a friend who ran one for a while. Her opinion was basically, everybody around here drinks Bud Lite. Didn't make financial sense to go through the hassle of a liquor license.

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I wonder how the beer bars make it. There is money is booze.

Its a southern thing. Closet drinkers. Up here you can buy booze at the gas station or grocery store. No beer bars. No dry counties. Prohibition has been over for over 75 years.
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QUALITY not Quantity, baby!

Drank my share of OM, in my day, but haven't touched one in 10 years, since I found beer salvation! A local store that has over 2000 different brews!
The Quebecer in me likes this picture. Unibroue, yes baby!
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Bud lite??? That shouldn't require a beer license, as it isn't much more than carbonated water strained through an old burlap feed bag.

regular bud barely qualifies as beer IMHO I love beer, but I will not even drink the ones my brother in law left her a month ago, they just sit in the pantry collecting dust.
I don't drink it either, but you and I in the minority. Bud Lite is the top-selling beer in the US (as of a few years back) and together with Bud make up one out of every four beers sold in the US. (Source: http://answers.google.com/answers/th.../id/33566.html)

You might also notice from that chart that light beer makes up four of the top five selling beers. Bud Lite dwarfs the pack in sales. (Source: http://answers.google.com/answers/th.../id/33571.html)

Say what you want, it's what people drink the most.

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I wonder how the beer bars make it. There is money is booze.

Its a southern thing. Closet drinkers. Up here you can buy booze at the gas station or grocery store. No beer bars. No dry counties. Prohibition has been over for over 75 years.
There's no money in booze if nobody drinks it. As above, Bud Lite and Budweiser make up more than a quarter of all beer sales in the US. I'm guessing that in most small country bars, that number is above 50%. You don't go into a country bar and order a cocktail. From my friend who ran the beer bar not too far away, she said the expense and hassle of getting a liquor license was simply not worth it, as she could barely keep enough beer stocked for the weekends. Her liquor bottles would most likely have gotten dusty.

What's a southern thing? I live in Mississippi, though I'm not a southerner, and I sometimes laugh at some of the relaxed liquor laws around here. You can buy single bottles of beer in the convenience store, or mix-and-match a six-pack. Louisiana has liquor sales in gas stations and grocery stores, as well as drive-up daiquiri bars. Yeah, there are a handful of dry towns or counties, but the county just south of me sells beer 24 hours a day.

Then there is this, from Wikipedia:



And this quote (again from Wikipedia):

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As of November, 2007, only one state (Mississippi) allows drivers to consume alcohol while driving (as long as the driver stays below the 0.08% blood alcohol content limit for drunk driving and many counties within Mississippi have their own laws preventing open containers), and only eight states (Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia) allow passengers to consume alcohol while the vehicle is in motion.
What is that about a southern thing?

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