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    Dry July

    In my local paper.

    As July draws closer thousands of Kiwis are getting ready to take up the challenge to put down the drink.

    In 2021 a record of 8600 New Zealanders signed on to give up the booze for a good cause. 2022 could be the biggest Dry July Ever.

    It seems globally the sober curious movement is growing.

    THIS MUST BE RESISTED.

    Fuking slackers!

    Jesus fuk Krist, did our good lord(s) Ian Morris, and Sir David not say: Forget about the Last One?



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    Boyz from tha Dwoorf!
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    Oh dear.... Aunty Jackie isnt playing nicely this week Dave... a new 6% excise tax kicks in....

    On the plus side with all the hairy feminists on sex strike that means only the good Sheilas will be out at the pub so less beer googles needed to take something home lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by F5 Dave View Post
    I did our good lord(s) Ian Morris, and Sir David not say: Forget about the Last One
    ...get yourself another!

    Jeez that songs brings back some memories of the wild end of season parties at The Hermitage Hotel, Mt Cook.
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    Quote Originally Posted by F5 Dave View Post
    In my local paper.

    As July draws closer thousands of Kiwis are getting ready to take up the challenge to put down the drink.

    In 2021 a record of 8600 New Zealanders signed on to give up the booze for a good cause. 2022 could be the biggest Dry July Ever.

    Yeah, I bought forward a purchase to top up my (small) stock of amber fluids from Scotland and Barbados in order to beat the increase in excise tax.
    Next perhaps a top up of reds?

    I'm still wondering why a tax increase was considered a good idea during a period of problematic inflation?
    We here don't need to worry about such mundane concerns though, we can go for a ride.
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    What a fantastic idea. Out on the Trials bikes tomorrow for some variety and very much looking forward to it.
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    One of the advantages to not being a regular drinking, I still have a bottle of Vodka un-opened waiting for an occasion.

    Also - Tax hikes when everyone is struggling with the cost of Living - is this being 'Kind' or is this being 'Cunts'?

    I know which I think it is...
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemonLord View Post
    One of the advantages to not being a regular drinking, I still have a bottle of Vodka un-opened waiting for an occasion.

    Also - Tax hikes when everyone is struggling with the cost of Living - is this being 'Kind' or is this being 'Cunts'?

    I know which I think it is...
    Im gonna throw a curveball in the mix... given the harm we know alcohol causes when misused and likely more by the poorer members of society... it could be a desperate attempt to show a measurable improvement in lessening burden on health services and making the new health restructuring look successful....

    Id contend that people who can afford alcohol can afford a 6% hike so really its just a shameless tax grab. Although I suspect it Will fuel the teenage ram raiders another notch though....
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    Quote Originally Posted by R650R View Post
    Im gonna throw a curveball in the mix... given the harm we know alcohol causes when misused and likely more by the poorer members of society... it could be a desperate attempt to show a measurable improvement in lessening burden on health services and making the new health restructuring look successful....
    Interesting and Cynical.... But I can't grant that the current Government has that much foresight....

    It's just more Tyrannical Mothering of the population because we poor babies don't know what's good for us, but Mummy knows best.

    Quote Originally Posted by R650R View Post
    Id contend that people who can afford alcohol can afford a 6% hike so really its just a shameless tax grab. Although I suspect it Will fuel the teenage ram raiders another notch though....
    I'd contend further that the people who can least afford the Hike, will still want their booze and so will go-without in other, more necessary areas.

    Wonder what impact this will have on South Auckland Gang Violence...
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    I will put forward another idea. With all the shit and depressing news the world is having to digest these days, perhaps allowing us to chill out and relax when needed over a few ales and wine is not such a bad thing. Ukraine this, China that, Covid here, flu there, climate crisis over there, ram raids here, inflation on the rise. We all could do with a reasonably priced drink please. Where's the humanity!
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    Wonderful idea Mark, I'll vote for you as ruler of the world. I'd do it, but I'm a bit busy with tax forms and so forth.
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    Both sides of the booze debate captured in some sarcastic comedy genius

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    Quote Originally Posted by R650R View Post
    Both sides of the booze debate captured in some sarcastic comedy genius
    Only made it half way through. Kept getting distracted by that awful Castlemaine piss. That stuff almost got me into minor trouble once. I'd come back from a trip to Brisbane and sent an email to my God daughter, a teacher, in which I commented on the terrible XXXX beer.

    She had to go to the IT person to read her email. The school software had seen the reference to XXXX beer and decided the email was porn. Just as well I hadn't emailed about my trip to Scunthorpe.
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    Damn down to my last can already.....

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