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November 17, 2010


Andros Pelecanos

You're right Rusty. Unfortunately sensationalism and hysteria play their in influencing social paradigms. As sad media exaggeration is, still it's better to be safe then sorry.

I don't doubt that there are political motivations against this particular product but that doesn't mean I have to like the end product of a company devising a new way of encouraging kids to drink more while stay sober.

In this case, I dislike both the political motivations and the media hysteria behind the whole story.

Oh and Kishore, what exactly do you mean when you say "banning drinking and driving is NOT very silly"?

Generally speaking banning drinking and driving is silly :P

Rusty Trombone

This has everything to do with a media frenzy here in the US over the drink being popular on college campuses and nothing to do with health. People in the US and Europe have been ordering Vodka Red-bulls for over a decade in bars and clubs with ZERO evidence of a problem. As usual, my government is making policy based on emotion and hysteria instead of their brains.

It would make more sense to ban Xanax and Valium but that would really upset the baby boomers that abuse prescription medicines in huge numbers.



“Studies suggest that the combined ingestion of caffeine and alcohol may lead to hazardous and life-threatening situations because caffeine counteracts some, but not all, of alcohol's adverse effects,” according to the FDA.

That means that consuming them is separately is ok but together may not be.

Drinking is legal and so is driving, but banning drinking and driving is not very silly.

Andros Pelecanos

Alcohol is a great social lubricant unfortunately and so is coffee. Personally I don't see why companies have to engage in more and more deceptive products. I find the whole concept unethical but at the same time banning a compound of commonly found elements in any grocery store (in Cyprus at least) seems silly.

So it's a bit of a non-issue.

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