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  Reply # 1207310 2-Jan-2015 20:59
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DarthKermit:
TimA:
DarthKermit: Who can remember back to when you couldn't buy beer in supermarkets? Maybe that wasn't such a bad thing.


Most people get their drinks from the liqueur store. Wouldn't change much if it wasnt available in the supermarket. 


Probably not. That's another issue: there are tonnes more booze stores than there used to be. NZ is awash with alcohol and incidents like this are the result of this.


Apologies for straying off topic but to add to this....
The people who usually own the stores have absolutely no ties to the community or the the country and in my mind at least (call me xenophobic or racist if you want) mean they care less about the consequences of selling to much alcohol to people or selling alcohol to drunk and more about making the money.
I realize that's business but with the likes of alcohol the affect on the community can be immense and the stores that sell them should have the communities interest at heart as well.

I should add I haven't been the every bottle store in the country but the ones I have been to in my travels have been owned by the people mentioned above.

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  Reply # 1207311 2-Jan-2015 21:02
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DarthKermit:
TimA:
DarthKermit: Who can remember back to when you couldn't buy beer in supermarkets? Maybe that wasn't such a bad thing.


Most people get their drinks from the liqueur store. Wouldn't change much if it wasnt available in the supermarket. 


Probably not. That's another issue: there are tonnes more booze stores than there used to be. NZ is awash with alcohol and incidents like this are the result of this.


Apologies for straying off topic but to add to this....
The people who usually own the stores have absolutely no ties to the community or the the country and in my mind at least (call me xenophobic or racist if you want) mean they care less about the consequences of selling to much alcohol to people or selling alcohol to drunk and more about making the money.
I realize that's business but with the likes of alcohol the affect on the community can be immense and the stores that sell them should have the communities interest at heart as well.

I should add I haven't been the every bottle store in the country but the ones I have been to in my travels have been owned by the people mentioned above.


What on earth do you mean by this statement "the people who usually own the stores have absolutely no ties to the community or the the country"  ?




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  Reply # 1207318 2-Jan-2015 21:33
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^^^

I think he's talking about the predominate ethnicity of liquor store owners nowadays.




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  Reply # 1207322 2-Jan-2015 21:43
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DarthKermit: ^^^

I think he's talking about the predominate ethnicity of liquor store owners nowadays.


Not cool.




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  Reply # 1207327 2-Jan-2015 22:08
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TimA:  I cant not bring myself to pay $12 for Jager and redbull or $8 for a Heineken.



I imagine the concessions would have cost serious money, and you can bet the concession holders would have welcomed a ban on BYO.

I can remember seeing Genesis at Knebworth once, and _all_ liquid was confiscated at the gates.  There huge mounds of bottles just inside the gates.  It was also seriously hot, and you can imagine what the queues were like to pay silly money for soft drinks inside. As I remember it, we still managed to sneak in vodka mix in flat bottles hidden in our clothing.

My other memory of that event was that it finished at 11pm, but we didn't get off the park until 4am, and that was at the expense of coming _very_ close to confrontation with other gig attendees because we were fed up with our section being ignored by the stewards, so we got proactive and made a new lane.  It was a result of that concert that we went back to motorcycling to bypass the traffic.




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  Reply # 1207357 2-Jan-2015 22:32
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KiwiNZ:
DarthKermit: ^^^

I think he's talking about the predominate ethnicity of liquor store owners nowadays.


Not cool.


Let's talk morality rather than ethnicity.  What would happen if we denied liquor licences to those that have religious prohibitions against drinking?  In my neighbourhood it would mean that there wasn't a liquorstore 150m from a primary school, ant there wouldn't be beer/alcopop bottles constantly smashed in the school grounds endangering the children.  It would mean that MSD wouldn't be having to remove children from the residents of the local HNZC flats.  If you have to catch a bus to the Supermarket each night to buy your slab of sponsor's product, you have to walk past the food you're not buying your kids in full view of the community.

Why should we also be ok with people deliberately selling misery to an out-group?

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  Reply # 1207361 2-Jan-2015 22:40
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Looks like pretty good fun, get laid?

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  Reply # 1207365 2-Jan-2015 22:47
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kiwitrc: Looks like pretty good fun, get laid?


By that Tim kiwitrc means have sex with a lady or a gentleman.

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  Reply # 1207369 2-Jan-2015 22:49
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Bunch of tards that jus ruin big events like this for everyone else.
Kids and booze does not mix, this just proves it.

Back in the day we used to go to the gathering in Nelson, upwards of 10,000 people, no booze, cars were searched as they entered and very little trouble..... Although this could be related to the fact that most people there were on illegal substances and just had a good time... And no one cut anybody else's hands off with a samurai sword either :-)



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  Reply # 1207403 2-Jan-2015 23:20
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kiwitrc: Looks like pretty good fun, get laid?


Hahaha
Yeah 3 times.

And yes all on the scale upwards of 7/10
JohnR will be proud.




 


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TimA:
kiwitrc: Looks like pretty good fun, get laid?


Hahaha
Yeah 3 times.

And yes all on the scale upwards of 7/10
JohnR will be proud.


you must have been pretty drunk to rate your hand a 7+ out of 10




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Flickky:
TimA:
kiwitrc: Looks like pretty good fun, get laid?


Hahaha
Yeah 3 times.

And yes all on the scale upwards of 7/10
JohnR will be proud.


you must have been pretty drunk to rate your hand a 7+ out of 10


I think if we discuss further detail the Mods wont be happy.




 


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  Reply # 1207448 3-Jan-2015 06:50
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Loismustdye: Bunch of tards that jus ruin big events like this for everyone else.
Kids and booze does not mix, this just proves it.

Back in the day we used to go to the gathering in Nelson, upwards of 10,000 people, no booze, cars were searched as they entered and very little trouble..... Although this could be related to the fact that most people there were on illegal substances and just had a good time... And no one cut anybody else's hands off with a samurai sword either :-)


Use of the term "tards" in this context is very offensive.




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  Reply # 1207489 3-Jan-2015 09:02
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TimA:
Flickky:
TimA:
kiwitrc: Looks like pretty good fun, get laid?

Hahaha
Yeah 3 times.
And yes all on the scale upwards of 7/10
JohnR will be proud.

you must have been pretty drunk to rate your hand a 7+ out of 10

I think if we discuss further detail the Mods wont be happy.

I saw no selfies on stalkbook so I am calling into question the validity of your assertions.smile

Damm I just now feel old, but the Gathering and Entrain were fun times. The youf of today getting pished up and starting riots. Didn't happen in my day.

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Reply # 1207506 3-Jan-2015 09:26
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I think an old fart like me (born in 1970) wouldn't have been welcome at that gathering. Hehe.




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