RSS iconTwitter iconFacebook icon

The Trek BBS title image

The Trek BBS statistics

Threads: 138,189
Posts: 5,345,387
Members: 24,603
Currently online: 702
Newest member: localyokel

TrekToday headlines

Klingon Beer Arrives In The US
By: T'Bonz on Jul 22

Star Trek: Prelude To Axanar
By: T'Bonz on Jul 22

Abrams Announces Star Wars: Force For Change Sweepstakes
By: T'Bonz on Jul 22

New Funko Trek Figure
By: T'Bonz on Jul 21

Saldana As A Role Model
By: T'Bonz on Jul 21

San Diego Comic-Con Trek Fan Guide
By: T'Bonz on Jul 21

Cumberbatch As Turing
By: T'Bonz on Jul 21

Retro Review: In the Pale Moonlight
By: Michelle on Jul 19

Trek Beach Towel
By: T'Bonz on Jul 18

Two New Starships Collection Releases
By: T'Bonz on Jul 17


Welcome! The Trek BBS is the number one place to chat about Star Trek with like-minded fans. Please login to see our full range of forums as well as the ability to send and receive private messages, track your favourite topics and of course join in the discussions.

If you are a new visitor, join us for free. If you are an existing member please login below. Note: for members who joined under our old messageboard system, please login with your display name not your login name.


Go Back   The Trek BBS > Lounges & General Chat > Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous Discussion of non-Trek topics.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old August 15 2013, 06:18 AM   #1
brian577
Captain
 
brian577's Avatar
 
Location: United States of Equestria
Alcohol is officially legal on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation

After years of debate and controversy alcohol is now legal in the one of the poorest counties in the country.
http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/v...asses-19965000
brian577 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 15 2013, 09:47 AM   #2
Miss Chicken
Little three legged cat with attitude
 
Miss Chicken's Avatar
 
Location: Howrah, Hobart, Tasmania
Re: Alcohol is officially legal on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation

I remember reading in a book about the problems alcohol on the Pine Ridge Reservation. Possibly the book was In the Spirit of Crazy Horse by Peter Matthiessen which was about the Leonard Peltier case. That covered events in 1975 and problems with alcohol were very bad. I don't imagine things are any better today so it doesn't look like prohibition has work so maybe this is the best way to go.
Miss Chicken is online now   Reply With Quote
Old August 15 2013, 01:49 PM   #3
Mr. Laser Beam
Fleet Admiral
 
Mr. Laser Beam's Avatar
 
Location: The visitor's bullpen
View Mr. Laser Beam's Twitter Profile
Re: Alcohol is officially legal on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation

Now maybe Bryan Brewer will stop whining about "blood money".
__________________
In labor news: Longshoremen walked off the piers today. Rescue operations are continuing.
Mr. Laser Beam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 15 2013, 02:09 PM   #4
EmoBorg
Captain
 
EmoBorg's Avatar
 
Location: in the 10 dimensions of reality
Re: Alcohol is officially legal on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation

The Aussies also introduced prohibition laws in their aboriginal communities. They had a very serious alcohol problems in those communities as well.
__________________
Nice music video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3fy4cqWMhyI
EmoBorg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 16 2013, 06:09 PM   #5
Alidar Jarok
Everything in moderation but moderation
 
Alidar Jarok's Avatar
 
Location: Norfolk, VA
Re: Alcohol is officially legal on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation

EmoBorg wrote: View Post
The Aussies also introduced prohibition laws in their aboriginal communities. They had a very serious alcohol problems in those communities as well.
There's a huge difference between a central government introducing prohibition and the local people making the decision. This wasn't Congress that made the decision, the reservation made it. For what it's worth, I suspect this is the better decision. The biggest reason is people can travel off the reservation to get alcohol anyway. One shouldn't minimize the problems of alcohol abuse, but using taxes to fund treatment will likely go a long way. At the same time, it's likely people will continue to abuse alcohol nonetheless.
__________________
When on Romulus, Do as the Romulans
Alidar Jarok is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 07:04 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
FireFox 2+ or Internet Explorer 7+ highly recommended.