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Re: BBC E-mail: Putin plans Russia vodka monopoly

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  • waljaco
    If he made homedistillation for personal use legal as in Ukraine the problem of methanol poisoning (which also occurs in Kenya) would disappear. wal ... thus.
    Message 1 of 5 , Jul 3, 2005
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      If he made homedistillation for personal use legal as in Ukraine the
      problem of methanol poisoning (which also occurs in Kenya) would
      disappear.
      wal
      --- 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
      thus.
      >
      >
      > Slainte!
      > regards Harry
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