January 28th, 2008

Mr. Twister

Это Америка

Columbia Chronicle -- Art Resnick, spokesman for the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, said the Bureau received inquiries about obtaining label approval for Lucid in 2006.

“Upon testing those products, we determined that they contain less than 10 parts [of thujone] per million and we approved it,” Resnick said. “We recognize these approved products are just the same as other distilled spirits.”

Because Lucid contains the same ingredients as other traditional absinthe brands, including grand wormwood, florence fennel and green anise, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau remained skeptical.

Gurfein said approval for an alcohol product can typically take six to eight weeks to be effectively tested, but for Lucid, the federal government spent 12 months on informal and formal proceedings in order to approve the first genuine absinthe, Lucid, in almost a century.

“The real fight with the government wasn’t even about what was in the bottle, it was a fight about the word absinthe,” Gurfein said. “They felt that even if the contents were OK, the word absinthe was some sort of a code for drugs or hallucinations. We [had to] show the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau that Lucid, just like traditional absinthe, did not contain any levels of any chemicals that would be prohibited today.”

Уговорили!!! Не буду покупать!
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Ура! Ура! Вот она, картинка. Наконец-то! Значит, все это действительно существует и я не сошел с ума. Какие либеральные времена: в мое-то время она была засекречена, никто бы не поверил, если пытаться ее реконструировать. Подняли бы на смех! Эх жаль, не написано, на сколько снижают оценку за каждую ошибку в оформлении.

Да, у меня по всем предметам класса до пятого было твердое три с минусом, если кому интересно.
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Mr. Twister


Chicago Tribune -- O'Hare ranked dead last, at No. 32 among the busiest airports, for on-time departures last year, according to government statistics.

But with almost 4 percent of flights never getting off the ground, O'Hare also wears the crown for the most canceled flights, according to a new analysis conducted by the Tribune.
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Mr. Twister


BRATTLEBORO — Brattleboro residents will vote at town meeting on whether President George Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney should be indicted and arrested for war crimes, perjury or obstruction of justice if they ever step foot in Vermont.
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