Religious Fanaticism, Uppers with Downers, Steroid Abuse and just plain Drunkenness can lead to Death
In 2015 there were Muslims sectioning off parts of London and claiming such areas to be places where Sharia Law (religious law) is now to be practiced.
These Muslims were actually born in Britain but do not see themselves as British. What's more they showed every intention on a piece of film footage I have seen of using violence to make their Sharia law stick.
It is hoped that this insanity, because that is what it is, will not continue or spread. It is something as bad as alcohol and just as likely to do harm to many people.
There are religious fanatics in France that need to learn the use of the pen rather than the sword. Also the present day pope needs to acknowledge that the pen is preferable to the sword.
Apparently some of the religious fanaticism among Muslim youth comes from the internet and affects easily swayed youth like a drug. It calls to combat those who, for whatever reasons, feel like outsiders. The result can be death in a foreign land.
The over consumption of alcohol continues to be a problem in Australia but it is being dealt with. Recently shorter bar hours in parts of Sydney and also Newcastle have helped.
Please note that I started this hub in 2009. There had been one European death attributed to mixing alcohol (downer) with an energy drink (upper). I thought at the time a hub was in order as a warning to others. I didn't know that there were going to be other deaths and closer to where I live too.
In early 2014 there has been talk on the news and on current affair type shows of violence being fueled by a combination of alcohol and steroid abuse. New closing times for Sydney pubs have gone into effect to curb the violence.
So-called documentaries such as Dumb, Drunk and Racist would like to brand all non-Muslim people living in Australia with these three branding irons.
Well, if you ask this writer picking on girls as young as eleven for wearing bikinis on an Australian beach in an Australian summer is pretty dumb. Muslim youth have done this in the recent past and such actions have led to violence.
As for drunk, there may be a drinking problem among our youth. We are not, however, sending our young off to fight and die in holy wars that have nothing to do with being an Australian.
As for racist, well, it is a racist thing to attack girls on beaches for wearing bikinis in an Australian summer.
In 2013 there were incidents in Indonesia of Australian tourists not getting the drinks they paid for but instead receiving deadly combinations of the alcohol they wanted together with methanol.
What's more, in too many cases, these drinks were not obtained in some back alley but in night clubs where one might expect the drinks to be legit.
In 2012 there were more deaths from mixing alcohol with known uppers. What's more, since the deaths have been Australian it really does hit home.
Alcohol and energy drinks should not be mixed in pubs and clubs. There should not be cans around of premixed drinks that contain alcohol and the energy drink formula.
Regardless, alcohol and energy drinks are mixed at these venues in Australia and premixed cans are available.
According to the television program 60 minutes these premixed cans are banned in the USA.
Even so, young adults everywhere need to be aware of how dangerous these drinks really are. It seems that the most popular form of alcohol to mix with energy drink is vodka. Any form of alcohol mixing with an energy drink can, however, have deadly consequences.
The new spate of violence on Sydney streets as well as elsewhere in Australia at night may have an alcohol/energy drink connection. A lot of people get aggressive when the get drunk. They also get sleepy and can sleep off their aggression.
This sleeping off their aggression, however, cannot happen if they are hopped up on an upper also going through their system. Hence when young people drink the mix fights are more likely to break out and last longer. The risk of someone being king hit and killed in this manner also rises.
Elvis Presley got into serious trouble with his body when he began to take uppers to wake him up and downers so he could sleep. Living on pills this way is not healthy. Most people realize this. What some people may not realize is that mixing strong alcohol with Guarana and other uppers may prove fatal.
Guarana and other uppers can be found in many energy drinks. Many energy drinks are also loaded with a lot of sugar - an upper in its own right. The idea of energy drinks, of course, is to provide you with more energy and in a hurry.
All forms of alcohol can be classified as downers. Alcohol makes one drowsy and less responsive hence it is not a good idea to drink and drive. Hence, also, it is a downer.
What do you think happens when we mix, say, six energy drinks with, say, six beers or six scotches? Well, death is possible. The combination can literally be a heart stopper.
If you have drunk that many energy drinks in tandem with that many glasses of alcohol and got away with minimal damage to your system then you are lucky. Next time you may not be so fortunate.
Don't play Russian roulette with your drinks and your life! Just because you can buy energy drinks at the local supermarket doesn't mean they are completely harmless. Some are labeled one a day only for a reason. Just like most things that have an affect on your body, it is up for abuse.
Use energy drinks the way they were meant to be used and you are perfectly fine and safe. Drink alcohol the way alcohol should be drunk and you are fine and safe. Act dumb with alcohol and energy drinks and it could be lethal. Think about it and have a good and safe Christmas and a happy new year. 2009. (I rephrase this and say think about it and make 2012 and beyond good for you).
In 2010 I was aware and reported in this hub that there are cans of drink out there that combine Vodka with Guarana. I also stated that one can probably won't do you much damage but I wouldn't try six. It is possible that six might well prove dangerous, even lethal. (Now I say either lethal to you or someone in your company.)
2011 wasn't a great year for people living in Queensland and Victoria. It wasn't a great year for those living in Christchurch, New Zealand or some parts of Japan. Earthquakes. The year 2012, however, was a better year for many. Oh, and continuing to aim at good health remains important in 2014, 2015 and beyond.
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