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NO BEER DAMNIT!!!

Jpm4000000pmThu, 12 Apr 2007 17:44:42 +000007 23, 2007

OK, I realize this is an old article, but it really caught my attention, and I implore everyone to read how ludicrous it is.  President Hugo Chavez created another decree that banned the sale of alcohol last weekend for the Holy Week.  Apparently, Venezuela consumes more alcohol than any other Latin American nation, so steps were taken to prevent some more fatalities.  Here is an example of a few quotes within the article that are worth noting.

Authorities also banned liquor sales on Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday, while on Saturday bars, restaurants and liquor stores can sell alcohol from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Until Thursday, alcohol can be sold only from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 This made absolutely no sense considering people can stock up on their booze either before Thursday or after Saturday.  I would think that sales of alcohol actually might boost because people buy a little extra.

Life is worth more than capitalist interests,” Pedro Carreño, the interior minister, told reporters.

Wow. Read this article.

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/04/world/americas/04venez.html?ex=1176523200&en=eb45178c97d3cb6b&ei=5070

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