Man Headed To Rehab, Drinks Alcohol, Disrupts Flight

Man Headed To Rehab Disrupts JetBlue Flight | The Smoking Gun: "A JetBlue passenger who [falsely] claimed to be a soldier readying for deployment to Afghanistan openly solicited fellow fliers to buy him drinks on a flight that subsequently had to be diverted when he got plastered and threatened the life of a female flight attendant, according to the FBI...."

Hope he made it to Rehab.

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Ben Franklin, The Thirteen Virtues

1. TEMPERANCE. Eat not to dullness; drink not to elevation.
2. SILENCE. Speak not but what may benefit others or yourself; avoid trifling conversation.
3. ORDER. Let all your things have their places; let each part of your business have its time.
4. RESOLUTION. Resolve to perform what you ought; perform without fail what you resolve.
5. FRUGALITY. Make no expense but to do good to others or yourself; i.e., waste nothing.
6. INDUSTRY. Lose no time; be always employ’d in something useful; cut off all unnecessary actions.
7. SINCERITY. Use no hurtful deceit; think innocently and justly, and, if you speak, speak accordingly.
8. JUSTICE. Wrong none by doing injuries, or omitting the benefits that are your duty.
9. MODERATION. Avoid extreams; forbear resenting injuries so much as you think they deserve.
10. CLEANLINESS. Tolerate no uncleanliness in body, cloaths, or habitation.
11. TRANQUILLITY. Be not disturbed at trifles, or at accidents common or unavoidable.
12. CHASTITY. Rarely use venery but for health or offspring, never to dulness, weakness, or the injury of your own or another’s peace or reputation.
13. HUMILITY. Imitate Jesus and Socrates.

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin: "My intention being to acquire the habitude of all these virtues, I judg’d it would be well not to distract my attention by attempting the whole at once, but to fix it on one of them at a time; and, when I should be master of that, then to proceed to another, and so on, till I should have gone thro’ the thirteen; and, as the previous acquisition of some might facilitate the acquisition of certain others, I arrang’d them with that view, as they stand above. Temperance first, as it tends to procure that coolness and clearness of head, which is so necessary where constant vigilance was to be kept up, and guard maintained against the unremitting attraction of ancient habits, and the force of perpetual temptations. This being acquir’d and establish’d, Silence would be more easy; and my desire being to gain knowledge at the same time that I improv’d in virtue, and considering that in conversation it was obtain’d rather by the use of the ears than of the tongue, and therefore wishing to break a habit I was getting into of prattling, punning, and joking, which only made me acceptable to trifling company, I gave Silence the second place."-- Ben Franklin

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George Michael sober, 'I decided to change my life'

'I decided to change my life. So I gave up smoking cannabis': George Michael on being drug-free, surviving prison and how close he came to dying--

George Michael on surviving prison, how close he came to dying and the lunacy of the 80s | Mail Online: "The man who once smoked up to 25 spliffs a day, and famously lit up during a South Bank Show documentary, declaring: ‘This stuff keeps me sane and happy.’ ‘Well, what can I say?’ says Michael, cheerfully. ‘I decided to change my life and I haven’t touched it for well over a year and a half now.’ The difference it’s made is clearly visible. Looking at Michael now – laid-back, calm and fighting fit – it’s easy to forget how turbulent the past few years have been for him....In 2010 he was sentenced to eight weeks in jail following that car crash in north London (the court found that he was driving while under the influence of cannabis, his second conviction for drug-driving)....And then in 2013 he was involved in perhaps his most bizarre and troubling episode: falling out of his chauffeur-driven Range Rover while it was travelling at 70mph on the M1. Read more:

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Secret Service agents, on Obama detail, sent home after night of drinking

First the man takes a drink, then the drink takes a drink, and then the drink takes the man . . . 

Secret Service agents on Obama detail sent home from Netherlands after night of drinking - The Washington Post: "Three Secret Service agents responsible for protecting President Obama in Amsterdam this week were sent home and put on administrative leave Sunday after going out for a night of drinking, according to three people familiar with the incident. One of the agents was found drunk and passed out in a hotel hallway, the people said. The hotel staff alerted the U.S. Embassy in the Netherlands after finding the unconscious agent Sunday morning, a day before Obama arrived in the country, according to two of the people. The embassy then alerted Secret Service managers on the presidential trip, which included the agency’s director, Julia Pierson...."

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Drunken man drags, kills stranger who tried to stop man from driving

Same old story, just fill in the blanks --

Drunken Chicago man drags, kills stranger who tried to stop man from driving: police  - NY Daily News: "________, 42, is jailed for killing ______, 33, after the two were drinking with different friends at ________.   ________ was still almost three times the legal limit to drive about eight hours after the crash, cops say."

Cunning, Baffling, Powerful

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