Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Binge Drinkers Still Fail To Heed Warnings(that's made up warnings folks)

An here we go again with the latest installment of made up lies, half truths and spun facts from fake charity (over paid from your taxes) head Don Shenker.

Sky report that "One in 10 people plan to drink more than 40 units of alcohol during an evening out, according to research."

That is the equivalent of twice the recommended weekly limit for men and three times the weekly recommended maximum for women.

The figures were discovered following research into the drinking habits of 214 people in Liverpool, Manchester and Chester.

The scientists took them through a series of interviews, breath tests and assessments of their levels of drunkenness, such as slurred speech and ability to walk.

From the overall sample, 80% said they intended to drink more before returning home, with one in 10 believing their total alcohol intake would be more than 40 units before bedtime.

Sorry to interrupt this tale of health terror by the state funded fear merchants at Alcohol Concern, but do have a look at the side bar. There you will see that the "units of alcohol" is a fact a meaningless figure plucked out of the air. A spot of fag packet maths created by a scientist years ago.

A spokeswoman for the independent charity(euphemism for a fake charity/lobbyist group funded by vast amounts of taxpayers money) Drink Aware said such an amount was "unfortunately not unusual".
"We know of one young girl who, over the week, drank 213 units.
"This country has a culture of drinking and, whereas it used to be about the enjoyment of drinking, it's often now about going out to get drunk, and that's all."
Drink Aware believes the way to curb the level of drinking is through education - teaching people the damage they can do to their bodies if they drink such amounts on a regular basis.
Sadly though, they fail to mention that they lobby our MP's, receive most of their cash from your taxes and call for ever higher controls and duties to be imposed on your evening tipple. 

(fake charity)Alcohol Concern's Don Shenker told Sky News Online: "Men who regularly drink over 50 units a week and women who regularly drink over 35 units a week are considered "high risk" and very likely to develop alcohol-related health problems.
"That some people are drinking over these amounts in a single evening is cause for real concern.
"This study highlights the increasingly heavy drinking culture in the UK and the lack of understanding, or complete disregard for the potential health and social harms that can result."
Yes, thank you Don. No one elected you, no one voted for you and yet your lobby group raids our wallets, gets money from the Dept of Health, has no offices on the high street doing real charity work. 

When you stand for office and get elected to the The Commons on your ban booze ticket only then should you be telling us what the national policy should be. 

Monday, 12 April 2010

Don carries on lying.

There are lies, venal lies and statistics. Don like all the non job, 3rd sector fake charity parasites uses them all.

First up we have a fluff nonsense story that middle age women are at serious risk, in The Express.

The overpaid(from your tax money) head of Fake Charity Alcohol Concern’s Don Shenker said: “It’s easy to see why middle-aged women do not equate a sedate evening in with a few glasses of wine with the alcopops and all-you-can drink culture of youth but the health implications are no less worrying.

“Part of the problem is binge drinking being associated with young people, alcohol-dependent adults, rowdy nights out and public disorder. As the survey shows, the reality is much more complex and widespread.”

I thought of many comments on this rubbish produced and recycled by The Express as a story and yet the best comment was actually in the comments just below Don's tax payer funded words.

Strange the ladies surveyed did not know they were binge drinking until the surveyor told them what binge drinking was.

What is the definition of binge drinking, it was not in the article. Is it confidential or is it a move able feast, changes so the survey comes out with the answer the surveyor wants.
Ive had never seen such a plethorat of meaningless statistics.
Take the figure for admissions, 14 304, meaningless until a time frame is specified, a week, a month, a year, or is it the number currently in hospital, or what.

There are lies, venal lies and statistics.

As to not being able to state how many units are in a glass of wine, nobody actually knows, not least the expert.

A unit is, I understand a centilitre of alcohol however this definition is one the same experts do not wish to us to use. The alcoholic content of a glass of wine will vary according to the strength of the wine and the size of the glass both of which are infinitely variable. again we were not privileged to know the answer used in this survey.

In a similar vein, no one has the right to give a ticking off to adults for legal life style choices we are continually being badgered with advice about this and about that but these same people will not say a dickey bird about the pitfalls of sexual lifestyle choices and promiscuity which probably costs far more problems.

Saturday, 3 April 2010

Welsh (Arse)mbly wastes cash on Don Shenkers lies and half truths.

A class post from Brew Wales
Fake charity Alcohol Concern have been splashing out on a new website with taxpayers money, this time from the Welsh Assembly who kindly gave them £250,000 last year to interfere in our lives.

The new bilingual campaign, intitled Drinkwise Wales features lots of interactive sections with the 'How Much Do You Drink' bit firmly on the front page. My answer is of course - "None of your bloody business you Nanny State Stasi employees so why don't you get the hell out of my life and stop trying to tell all of us how to run our lives". Unfortunately there is no section to put that in. Also only wine, lager, canned beer, whiskey and alcopops are mentioned on the page, leaving us real ale and cider drinkers alone. Come on now Alcohol Concern, if you are going to be preaching to the masses on how to run their lives, surely you need to be preaching to all of them?

Perhaps the worst bit of Nanny State pandering on this site is thereaction game at which you must be the farmer catching eggs from his chicken. No I'm not kidding and this pile of shit is payed for by us the taxpayer!

Nearly forgot to mention that this taxpayer-funded site is offering a competition to win £100 worth of Amazon vouchers. All you have to do is answer a few questions and give them your name, address and email address so that this fake charity can put you on their database.If you have the number on your personal ID drink entitlement card that would also be useful.

Anyway that's the Saturday rant over and I've not even read the Daily Mail yet, still if you want more on the puritanical neo-prohibitionists Alcohol Concern and their boss Don Shenker I suggest you head over to see Fido at the Don Shenker is a Chump site. NB the word 'chump' is used in the similar way that Peter the Pedarist used it earlier this year.

Thursday, 1 April 2010

Don Shenker spouts more lies and halftruths.

First up from this we can assume that fake charity head Don likes the idea of us all having to show ID cards to drink the demon booze,
Policies are being considered in Australia that may reduce alcohol health risks, it has been revealed. The Western Australian Government is debating whether or not to implement a drinker identification system, which will require everyone buying the substance in a shop to show a card, ABC News reports. It can then be used to check if the individual has been banned from drinking, allowing service to be denied.
Racing and gaming minister Terry Waldron has not revealed what form the trial will take, but he observed that it may be familiar to one in the Northern Territory. "My plan is to travel to Alice Springs and then by the end of the year make a decision about what is the best way to go in parts of [Western Australia]," he told the news provider. Don Shenker, chief executive of Alcohol Concern, recently noted that firmer measures are needed if the problems associated with alcohol misuse in the UK are to be tackled. Posted by Natasha Harrison
Next up the unelected puritan, is even called an "expert and calls for us all to pay more for our tipple
Minimum pricing is the only way to combat alcohol dependence, an expert has claimed. Don Shenker, Alcohol Concern chief executive, noted that without it, supermarkets will continue to sell the substance at low prices. By introducing such a measure, it will mean that a base cost is in place that retailers will not be able to go under, he added. "We need to make alcohol less affordable.
The international evidence shows that we're all better off if the consumption of alcohol is decreased overall," Mr Shenker remarked. According to the Office for National Statistics, the number of alcohol-related deaths in the UK has increased consistently from the early 90s. In 2008, there were 9,031 fatalities connected to drinking, which was a hike from the 4,023 who passed away in 1992. By effectively tackling the issue, it would free up more time for police to deal with crime and stop "clogging up" departments in hospitals, Mr Shenker stated. Posted by Natasha Harrison
Since when did Don become an expert? He works if I can use that word, for a non job fake charity that is funded through my taxes. A lobbyist is all Don is an his own expertise is passing off lies, half truths and distorted facts via his agency.