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  # 276082 25-Nov-2009 09:41
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thefatmould: I just don't drink because I don't feel that it is necesary (and I hate the taste).


I share this exact thought.




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  # 276088 25-Nov-2009 09:50
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I drink for the taste. I love the taste of a really good beer. Emmersons, Epic, Moa.. there are some great NZ beers.

Sometimes I will drink enough to be intoxicated, but more often than not I will only have one or two.

NZ has a bad drinking cluture, but it doesn't mean that drinking is bad. To quote those damn ads, its the way we are drinking.

Anyway, good for you guys to stand up and say you don't really like drinking. If you don't like something, don't do it. But I love it. So if its cool with you guys, I'm gonna keep having a beer every night or so.

 
 
 
 


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  # 276098 25-Nov-2009 10:25
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Mankind has always been obsessed with altering his consciousness.


Alcohol increases the release of the neurotransmitter dopamine, which is related to pleasure, in an area of the brain that is associated with all types of addictions. It stimulates the activity of opioid peptides, which increases the pleasurable effects of alcohol and activates serotonin receptors.

We are animals and we have urges. We try something - it makes us feel good - so we keep doing it. Pretty simple really. Some of us have more control over that than others.

I can't speak for the people in NZ that write themselves off on a regular basis - but my assumption is there's a lot of people out there with just horrible lives and it's the only escape they think they have.




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  # 276100 25-Nov-2009 10:27
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BurningBeard: Mankind has always been obsessed with altering his consciousness.


Alcohol increases the release of the neurotransmitter dopamine, which is related to pleasure, in an area of the brain that is associated with all types of addictions. It stimulates the activity of opioid peptides, which increases the pleasurable effects of alcohol and activates serotonin receptors.

We are animals and we have urges. We try something - it makes us feel good - so we keep doing it. Pretty simple really. Some of us have more control over that than others.

I can't speak for the people in NZ that write themselves off on a regular basis - but my assumption is there's a lot of people out there with just horrible lives and it's the only escape they think they have.


Jeez talk about taking the fun out of getting on the turps

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  # 276108 25-Nov-2009 10:35
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I use it in my fight against the sun - Need beer - Too Hot


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  # 276110 25-Nov-2009 10:35
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its not illegal, so we drink.
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  # 276114 25-Nov-2009 10:38
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b0untypure1: its not illegal, so we drink.
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Ha, yeah, cuz' Kiwi's don't indulge in illegal activities... hee hee.




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  # 276124 25-Nov-2009 11:04
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BurningBeard:
b0untypure1: its not illegal, so we drink.
:S


Ha, yeah, cuz' Kiwi's don't indulge in illegal activities... hee hee.



If it were illegal even more people would do it... look at Prohibition. And what illegal things would you be talking about BurningBeard?? Laughing

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  # 276130 25-Nov-2009 11:13
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kingjj:
If it were illegal even more people would do it... look at Prohibition. And what illegal things would you be talking about BurningBeard?? Laughing

Rubbish.  During the Prohibition era there were certainly people drinking, but not more than once it was legalised.

Do you think if cannabis were legalised less people would smoke it?  That's nonsensical, unless you believe some people smoke it just because it's illegal.  I reckon there'd be quite a few people keen to try it that aren't interested in breaking any laws.

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  # 276134 25-Nov-2009 11:22
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If you don't like it don't do it.
I was the same at high school with smokeing, all my friends smoked but I never did.
I tried it, quite a few times actually, but couldn't see how people could enjoy it so never continued.
Those same friends all still smoke now so I'd hate to know how much money they have spent on it since school!

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  # 276138 25-Nov-2009 11:33
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CYaBro: If you don't like it don't do it.
I was the same at high school with smokeing, all my friends smoked but I never did.
I tried it, quite a few times actually, but couldn't see how people could enjoy it so never continued.
Those same friends all still smoke now so I'd hate to know how much money they have spent on it since school!


 I thought I had read Snorkeling not smokeing in your post.Smile




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  # 276139 25-Nov-2009 11:36
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I hate snorkling. Its the taste, and I don't see the point.

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  # 276140 25-Nov-2009 11:37
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I thought this is how everyone spent their Saturday night?



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  # 276141 25-Nov-2009 11:37
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wmoore:
CYaBro: If you don't like it don't do it.
I was the same at high school with smokeing, all my friends smoked but I never did.
I tried it, quite a few times actually, but couldn't see how people could enjoy it so never continued.
Those same friends all still smoke now so I'd hate to know how much money they have spent on it since school!


 I thought I had read Snorkeling not smokeing in your post.Smile


Maybe you can get a snorkel/smoke adaptor so you can snorkel and smoke at the same time. Add a floating keg that feeds beer down your snorkel and you will never have to get out the water (except to pee of course)



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  # 276146 25-Nov-2009 11:41
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Anyone here who has been really really wasted. what does it feel like seriously?




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