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 Post subject: O/T - How the U.S. govt poisoned alcohol during Prohibition
PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 9:52 pm 
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Victor II
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An article was published last week detailing how the U.S. government openly poisoned alcohol during Prohibition, resulting in thousands of deaths.

http://www.slate.com/id/2245188

This was the ugly face of reality that is not apparent when listening to the upbeat hot dance music of the '20s.

:cry:

Rocky


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 Post subject: Re: O/T - How the U.S. govt poisoned alcohol during Prohibition
PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 10:59 pm 
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Hi Rocky:

I think it's important to note that while few people may have known about this today, this was generally common knowledge in the 1920s--based on a few google news searches I've done. In other words, it does not seem to be something the government tried to keep secret from the general population. (In fact, I remember my Dad telling me about this some 40 years ago!)

I'd imagine that the ones who drank the industrial alcohol were most likely victims of unscrupulous bootleggers.

OF


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 Post subject: Re: O/T - How the U.S. govt poisoned alcohol during Prohibition
PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 12:55 am 
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lol, nice!


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 Post subject: Re: O/T - How the U.S. govt poisoned alcohol during Prohibition
PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 4:58 am 
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Ahhh . . . the 'Good Old Days'.
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 Post subject: Re: O/T - How the U.S. govt poisoned alcohol during Prohibition
PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 5:15 am 
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The Edison factory just tinted the alcohol used for Diamond Discs green (I think it was green).... workers with green lips were dismissed. haha !


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 Post subject: Re: O/T - How the U.S. govt poisoned alcohol during Prohibition
PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 6:23 am 
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Thrifty Edison probably used the remaining green japanning used to color Model H reproducers! LOL!
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 Post subject: Re: O/T - How the U.S. govt poisoned alcohol during Prohibition
PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 6:58 am 
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This was a mistake (as was Prohibition in general) but it isn't as if the Government instituted a secret killing project. This was in the open and the denatured product was labeled as toxic (It still is). The real criminals were those who sold it as drinkable.


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