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    Quote Originally Posted by Lapsedmethodist View Post
    Actually drunkeness is a theme which runs through Irish history. The Spanish general at Kinsale said " we have not come to die for men such as this " . When Humbert was captured he was put to lodge with a Church of Ireland minister in Sligo.....more tea General ? ..... and bemoaned the fact that when he handed out his guns half the feckers pissed off to get drunk and settle old scores. Not a bit of wonder Sarsfield went to France.
    This is just a fit of the sulks, Lapsed. Every army was half pissed most of the time.

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    Very true ... there were more teenage midshipmen killed falling out of the rigging drunk than there ever were killed in battle in the old Royal Navy.

    Whatever about old sea-dogs giving a young lad of fourteen a pint of rum to drink and sending them out along the yards and crosstrees in a swell probably wasn't a good idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lapsedmethodist View Post
    What's yer favourite one Moss ?

    Mine's.... An IRA volunteer died when his car ran off the road and crashed into a forest. The UDA later claimed to have planted the tree.
    The Corporals Rest....don't think thats a Carson one though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Con O'Sullivan View Post
    Very true ... there were more teenage midshipmen killed falling out of the rigging drunk than there ever were killed in battle in the old Royal Navy.

    Whatever about old sea-dogs giving a young lad of fourteen a pint of rum to drink and sending them out along the yards and crosstrees in a swell probably wasn't a good idea.
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    It takes a village to raise a child, and a drunken army to raze a village.

    Every pay-day in Óglaigh na h-Eireann, and just before we signed for our pay, we were treated to a reading of the Regulations ... and the only regulation that was ever read out was to do with being drunk on duty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by moss View Post
    The Corporals Rest....don't think thats a Carson one though.
    And hardly interchangable either

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    Quote Originally Posted by C. Flower View Post
    This is just a fit of the sulks, Lapsed. Every army was half pissed most of the time.
    That went clean over my head. Sulks ?

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    Another reason why armies (ALL armies) were drunk a lot of the time is because there was no safe water to drink so they drank watered beer/spirits much of the time.

    Hogarths Gin Lane is often presented as the low point of alcoholism in the UK but really things change when you realise that attempting to drink water in London at the time woud have killed you very quickly.

    There simply wasn't a clean water supply anywhere in London at the time so you had to drink alcohol/beer/gin etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lapsedmethodist View Post
    And hardly interchangable either
    Hardly is right. Tree planting would be considered an elite skill for the UDA and their type.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moss View Post
    Hardly is right. Tree planting would be considered an elite skill for the UDA and their type.
    I don't know about that. Doris Day liked a round at the K Club.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lapsedmethodist View Post
    I don't know about that. Doris Day liked a round at the K Club.
    Rumour has it thats not all he liked. Did he ever double up with wee Johnny ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lapsedmethodist View Post
    I don't know about that. Doris Day liked a round at the K Club.

    They ain't the best at sport or games them boys.

    Did ye see the mess David **** made of himself trying to play pool ??
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    Alcohol isn't the only drug armies have had problems with.

    Heroin was a major issue with GI's in Vietnam and is becoming a major problem in the US armed forces again:

    "The true extent of the heroin problem among American soldiers now serving in Iraq and Afghanistan is unknown.

    The military has statistics on how many troops failed drug tests, but the best information on long-term addiction comes from the U.S. Veterans Administration. The VA is the world's largest provider of substance abuse services, caring for more than 350,000 veterans per year, of whom about 30,000 are being treated for opiate addiction.

    Heroin "is everywhere." And although they haven't shown up in the statistics yet, reports from methadone clinics suggest the VA's future patients may already be back in the States in force. Much like the caskets that return to the Dover Air Force base in the dead of night, America's new addicts are returning undetected."


    And there are these lads on the Khat all day.


    And one could go on and on ...

    Not a specifically Irish problem at all.
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    Wld you two boogie back to the Shankhill for psychic ping pong and the sex lives of low lifes so I can get a word in about Churchill - hanging with that turn-coat great grand uncle of mine; the mischevious Brendan Bracken, hopefully upped the ire of pissed prohibitionists to vote against the paralytic pols

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam Lord View Post
    Alcohol isn't the only drug armies have had problems with.

    Heroin was a major issue with GI's in Vietnam and is becoming a major problem in the US armed forces again:

    "The true extent of the heroin problem among American soldiers now serving in Iraq and Afghanistan is unknown.

    The military has statistics on how many troops failed drug tests, but the best information on long-term addiction comes from the U.S. Veterans Administration. The VA is the world's largest provider of substance abuse services, caring for more than 350,000 veterans per year, of whom about 30,000 are being treated for opiate addiction.

    Heroin "is everywhere." And although they haven't shown up in the statistics yet, reports from methadone clinics suggest the VA's future patients may already be back in the States in force. Much like the caskets that return to the Dover Air Force base in the dead of night, America's new addicts are returning undetected."


    And there are these lads on the Khat all day.


    And one could go on and on ...

    Not a specifically Irish problem at all.

    When it comes to men with guns; heroin good; Khat bad, booze problematic

    But in our inebriation, are we losing the plot?

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    There being no HUMOUR forum, hint hint:-

    I thought I'd liven things up with this little gem:-
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/0..._n_604283.html

    note the short trousers, tie, and chants of `"Down with America " all things we associate with the Pope.

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