Re: BBC E-mail: Putin plans Russia vodka monopoly
- If he made homedistillation for personal use legal as in Ukraine the
problem of methanol poisoning (which also occurs in Kenya) would
--- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "Harry" <gnikomson2000@y...> wrote:
> --- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, waljaco <waljaco@h...> wrote:
> > waljaco saw this story on BBC News Online and thought you
> > should see it.
> > ** Putin plans Russia vodka monopoly **
> > Russia's president wants the state to renew control of vodka
> production to reduce alcohol-related deaths.
> > < http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/em/fr/-/1/hi/world/europe/4645599.stm >
> Hmmmm......another carefully orchestrated smear and propaganda
> campaign in a bid for total control. The title says it all..."PUTIN
> PLANS Russia vodka MONOPOLY".
> If "more than 13,000 people died of accidental alcohol poisoning in
> the first four months of this year alone", then I think it would
> make world headlines, not a couple columns in a British tabloid.
> Look at the fuss after 3,500 people died at the World Trade Centre?
> (no disrespect to the fallen).
> Call me cynical, but methinks the "$9bn a year market" has grabbed
> Comrade Vlad's attention, no? :-) Simple solution; trot out
> the "poisoning" bogeyman. Ah, the more things change, the more they
> remain the same. It was ever
> regards Harry