Weed Legalization Has Increased Alcohol Sales And America Is Turning Into One Big Party

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Cocaine is jealous. Can we find someway to fit her in the mix? Believe it or not, Whitney Houston taught me that. Anyhow, this news deserves a viewing of "Party All The Time." From The Guardian:

As an increasing number of states look to join the four states and Washington DC in legalizing recreational marijuana, many in the alcohol industry have feared that legalized weed will cut into their existing profits.

But a few years into Colorado legalization, alcohol sales are up in the state, and those in the alcohol business have embraced their fellow industry.

In the 18 months since recreational sales were legalized in Colorado, “we’ve just seen phenomenal growth”, said Justin Martz, 32, who runs Mr B’s Wine & Spirits in downtown Denver. He noted that there was some concern initially about legalization, “but it’s really turned out to be a non-issue”. In fact, he said, “if anything it’s kind of helped us. A high tide lifts all boats.”

Bryan Simpson, spokesman for the Fort Collins craft brewery New Belgium, agreed that doomsayers in the alcohol industry were wrong. He argued that rather than alcohol and pot directly competing against one another for consumers’ dollars, the two can be mutually beneficial in boosting overall sales.

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Plastic Bag Swimsuits Are Popular Among Slim Harlots In Taiwan

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Just a note about the pictures: I'm no Tyga (not that I wouldn't want to be), and the women in these pics are actually about 30. Asian doesn't crack either, especially when under the influence of anime. From Shanghaiist:

Hundreds of young women in Taiwan have been uploading pictures of themselves online wearing DIY swimsuits made from convenience store plastic bags. The homemade one-piece has taken off, with imitators from all walks of life now posting selfies modeling little plastic bag outfits.

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Walmart Must Hate Freedom Because They’re No Longer Selling Assault Weapons

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This is just too much common sense for America. Look for Walmart to restock the military grade weapons once the NRA somehow morphs this into "Obama's taking our guns and giving them to ISIS" From BBC:

US retailer Walmart has announced it will stop selling certain military-grade guns due to low sales. That includes AR-15 rifles and other semiautomatic weapons, which were only being sold at a third of the 4,600 Walmart stores in the US.

A company spokesman said the decision to stop selling the guns "wasn't political." Walmart shops carrying the guns will remove them before the store starts selling autumn merchandise.

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Fareals: Starkist Ordered To Pay $25 To Anyone Who Has Eaten Its Tuna

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If you're like me and have gone through tough financial times, where you had no money for necessities like liquor or Jordans, let alone food, you have probably eaten Starfish tuna. Well, it turns out they were shorting you the whole time by packing the cans with far less tuna and far more water than the government mandates. Now, thanks to a class action lawsuit, anyone who bought Starfish tuna from February 19, 2009 to October 31, 2014 is entitled to: 1) $25 in cash; or 2) a shitload ($50 worth) of tuna. File your claim at TunaLawsuit.com. (Cleveland.com)

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Man Brings $20,000 Cash To Buy Car From Craigslist, Does Not Return With Car Or Money

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It's a sad day when the safest deals available on Craigslist are found in the Casual Encounters section. From Fox Memphis:

(A woman in the Charger) comes and picks me up from the airport,” Bataineh said. “I get in the car to test drive it, and then I asked her how do I get back to the airport so we can finish the deal over there.” After the test drive, Bataineh said the woman told him to drive to down Airways and stop at a business parking lot. Things then took a turn for the worst.

“I pulled into the salon, and two gentlemen run up on me with a pistol told me to get out of the car,” Bataineh said. “(They) put me in the passenger seat, sat behind me and had the gun to my head the whole time.” The men then demanded the $20,000 he brought to buy the car. “They took $20,000 cash, took my cell phone, my car keys and then even took an auxiliary cord and my car charger.”

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