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05-09-2013, 12:32 AM #1
Octo Mother Superior
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A BOLIVAN brewer has found a solution to quench thirst and cope with altitude sickness: coca beer, based on the same leaf used to make cocaine.

Coca has only recently acquired its nefarious reputation: for millennia, people living along the Andes mountains have chewed coca leaves. The juice from the leaves has a mild stimulant effect, easing stomach pain and helping people from the lowlands cope with altitude sickness, known locally as soroche.

The beer is in demand among tourists "who want to try something new," said Alejandra Orihuela, owner of a bar named K'umara ("Healthy" in Aymara).

She said that a group of German and American tourists liked it so much they came by several times a day for their coca beer, "as if it were breakfast and lunch."

Bolivia opposes the use of cocaine, but deplores the demonisation of the coca plant.

President Evo Morales, a former head of the country's coca growers union, is a strong supporter of finding legal ways of using the plant and of rehabilitating its reputation.

Bolivia withdrew from the Vienna-based UN Convention on Narcotic Drugs last year, angry that the coca leaf was labeled an illegal drug. It was readmitted in January after winning an opt-out allowing its population to keep legally chewing the leaves.

Read more: http://www.news.com.au/travel/news/coca-...6637969092


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05-09-2013, 12:48 AM #2
Capt kwirk Member
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how soon before america invades and arrests all bolivians for doing health benefiting drugs in 'their own country?

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05-09-2013, 12:52 AM #3
Octo Mother Superior
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Oh they already tried to privatize their water with not much success. beercheer.gif
05-09-2013, 01:03 AM #4
Capt kwirk Member
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(05-09-2013, 12:52 AM)Octo Wrote:  Oh they already tried to privatize their water with not much success. beercheer.gif
in Bolivia?

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05-09-2013, 01:25 AM #5
Octo Mother Superior
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Quote:Following two popular uprisings against water privatization, the first in Cochabamba in April 2000 and the second in La Paz/El Alto in January 2005, the two concessions were terminated. In the latter case, Aguas de Illimani was replaced by the public utility Empresa Pública Social de Agua y Saneamiento (EPSAS).

The public water utility came under severe criticism in 2008 due to water shortages, accounting errors, tariff increases and poor disaster preparedness. Consequently, representatives of the La Paz neighborhood association announced to create their own service provider.[3]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_priva...in_Bolivia
05-09-2013, 02:22 AM #6
Capt kwirk Member
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(05-09-2013, 01:25 AM)Octo Wrote:  
Quote:Following two popular uprisings against water privatization, the first in Cochabamba in April 2000 and the second in La Paz/El Alto in January 2005, the two concessions were terminated. In the latter case, Aguas de Illimani was replaced by the public utility Empresa Pública Social de Agua y Saneamiento (EPSAS).

The public water utility came under severe criticism in 2008 due to water shortages, accounting errors, tariff increases and poor disaster preparedness. Consequently, representatives of the La Paz neighborhood association announced to create their own service provider.[3]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_priva...in_Bolivia
un f'n believeable america telling other gov's how to distribute their own water what's next who eats and who doesn't or who's allowed to breath ' rich and who isn't 'poor' would be so nice to see an all out nuclear war and have amerika get beat back into the stone age

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05-09-2013, 03:20 AM #7
Octo Mother Superior
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Here's the root of evil showing its nasty teeth:

Quote:The World Bank and the International Development Bank highlighted water privatization as a requirement for the Bolivian government in order to retain ongoing state loans

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_priva...in_Bolivia
05-09-2013, 03:26 AM #8
Octo Mother Superior
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(05-09-2013, 02:22 AM)Capt kwirk Wrote:  un f'n believeable america telling other gov's how to distribute their own water what's next who eats and who doesn't or who's allowed to breath ' rich and who isn't 'poor' would be so nice to see an all out nuclear war and have amerika get beat back into the stone age


Oh it's not America. We're all basically living in the same Corporatocracy.

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05-09-2013, 03:32 AM #9
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(05-09-2013, 12:32 AM)Octo Wrote:  A BOLIVAN brewer has found a solution to quench thirst and cope with altitude sickness: coca beer, based on the same leaf used to make cocaine.

Coca has only recently acquired its nefarious reputation: for millennia, people living along the Andes mountains have chewed coca leaves. The juice from the leaves has a mild stimulant effect, easing stomach pain and helping people from the lowlands cope with altitude sickness, known locally as soroche.

The beer is in demand among tourists "who want to try something new," said Alejandra Orihuela, owner of a bar named K'umara ("Healthy" in Aymara).

She said that a group of German and American tourists liked it so much they came by several times a day for their coca beer, "as if it were breakfast and lunch."

Bolivia opposes the use of cocaine, but deplores the demonisation of the coca plant.

President Evo Morales, a former head of the country's coca growers union, is a strong supporter of finding legal ways of using the plant and of rehabilitating its reputation.

Bolivia withdrew from the Vienna-based UN Convention on Narcotic Drugs last year, angry that the coca leaf was labeled an illegal drug. It was readmitted in January after winning an opt-out allowing its population to keep legally chewing the leaves.

Read more: http://www.news.com.au/travel/news/coca-...6637969092


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Opium lettuce is legally used in some foodstuffs... contain trace amounts. and of course the common poppy is perfectly legal.

It's not the plant that should be the problem but the concentration of it.

...of course we did try it for awhile in the Old Coca cola. Were people drinking it by the six pack then to get high?
05-09-2013, 08:14 AM #10
Capt kwirk Member
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it's just a plant leaf for fucks sakes asshole gov would make aspirin illegal if it could be grown indoors at home and make a person feel good gaah.gif

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05-09-2013, 09:21 AM #11
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I'm down...

why the hell not





drinking, pillaging, and booty

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05-09-2013, 11:21 AM #12
DaJavoo If looks could kilt
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(05-09-2013, 03:26 AM)Octo Wrote:  
(05-09-2013, 02:22 AM)Capt kwirk Wrote:  un f'n believeable america telling other gov's how to distribute their own water what's next who eats and who doesn't or who's allowed to breath ' rich and who isn't 'poor' would be so nice to see an all out nuclear war and have amerika get beat back into the stone age


Oh it's not America. We're all basically living in the same Corporatocracy.


+1

Blaming the U.S. hastens the corporate objective until culpability no longer matters.
05-09-2013, 01:15 PM #13
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yup.gif Exactly.

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05-09-2013, 02:35 PM #14
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(05-09-2013, 11:21 AM)DaJavoo Wrote:  
(05-09-2013, 03:26 AM)Octo Wrote:  
(05-09-2013, 02:22 AM)Capt kwirk Wrote:  un f'n believeable america telling other gov's how to distribute their own water what's next who eats and who doesn't or who's allowed to breath ' rich and who isn't 'poor' would be so nice to see an all out nuclear war and have amerika get beat back into the stone age


Oh it's not America. We're all basically living in the same Corporatocracy.


+1

Blaming the U.S. hastens the corporate objective until culpability no longer matters.
thank you daj..that is exactly what i try to get across to people gaah.gif

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05-09-2013, 02:46 PM #15
Shadow Incognito Anonymous
 
What I've been saying for years. It's not the USA or Canada or UK or Israel or or or but if I'm not cautious about what I post, I'm called anti-American, anti-semite... We just exist to pay for the wars gaah.gif



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