Museum to display moonshine stills

Museum to display moonshine stills

There are 39 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Feb 7, 2008, titled Museum to display moonshine stills. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

Five Prohibition-era stills used to make illegal moonshine whiskey will be on display at the Dubois County Museum.

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44 yrs in indy

United States

#25 Feb 7, 2008
abc wrote:
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Beth, people ARE being killed from drug deals gone bad. But weed is not killing them. People are being killed in the drug trade BECAUSE it is illegal and forced into the black market. If we re-legalized (that's right, RE-legalized...weed wasn't always illegal) weed (and other drugs), it would be available at the corner drugstore and would be tremendously cheaper. There wouldn't be any more "drug deals gone bad" because we wouldn't need black market drug dealers anymore than we need black market alcohol or cigarette dealers now.
As for weed being psychotropic (not psychic), alcohol has psychotropic effects as well and we saw how well alcohol prohibition turned out, why can't we see that the "war on drugs" (drug prohibition) is doing the same thing?
well said
shut-up

Lemont, IL

#26 Feb 7, 2008
Man, does everthing get over stated. It's history,
get over your pompuos examination of every idea.
The world is not ending, go find a child to save and leave your "inner" most thoughts off the fun stuff.
OH, my wife's Grandfather ran shine inside turkey
trucks in Dubois County.
Indy Toker

Indianapolis, IN

#27 Feb 7, 2008
BETH wrote:
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WEED IS NOT HARMLESS PEOPLE ARE BEING KILLED DAYLY AS WE SPEAK FOR DRUG DEALS GONE BAD.
AND THE SIDE EFFECTS OF WEED ARE PSYCHIC.
Psychic Side Effects? Psychic, as in clairvoyant?

A bit of science (i.e. scientia, or knowledge)- ETOH (alcohol) is highly toxic and kills cells. THC (used in moderation; a few times a day for instance) is not harmful in the least (beyond the smoke in the lungs bit which doesn't seem to be slowing down the tobacco industry much). In fact, nicotine is far more harmful than THC.

Don't be hoodwinked by the propeganda; weed is really not that harmful. Say, as harmful as eating at McDonalds several times a week, or smoking cigarettes. It is certainly not as harmful as drinking daily.
Indy Toker

Indianapolis, IN

#28 Feb 7, 2008
Oh, Yeah. The "daily" deaths from drug deals gone bad would not happen if we could go down to the local pharmacy and pick up a pack of smokey treats. Crime would be a non issue (at least as far as weed deals were concerned) if weed was legal.
WTF

Indianapolis, IN

#29 Feb 7, 2008
I'm disappointed...no ones asked the obvious?

Will there be free samples available at this grand event? I'll bring a few gallon jugs just in case!

“Skeptical”

Since: Feb 08

Indianapolis

#30 Feb 7, 2008
BETH wrote:
WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF SHOWING THIS TO ALL OUR CHILDREN TO LET THEM KNOW THAT THERE WERE ALCOHOLICS BACK IN THE DAY?
I THINK THIS WILL HAVE A NEGATIVE IMPACT ON OUR YOUNG PEOPLE.
OUR YOUNG PEOPLE ARE ALREADY OVERDOSING ON DRUGS AND ALCOHOL AS IT IS.
Oh the poor, poor, children, they may believe that someone enjoys a drink. Better send them off to Sunday School and keep them sheltered... Wait a minute, wasn't Jesus's first miracle turning water to wine? Or do you just tell them it was grape juice? Quit whining; if you don't like it, don't go.
Buzz

Longwood, FL

#31 Feb 7, 2008
BETH wrote:
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WEED IS NOT HARMLESS PEOPLE ARE BEING KILLED DAYLY AS WE SPEAK FOR DRUG DEALS GONE BAD.
AND THE SIDE EFFECTS OF WEED ARE PSYCHIC.
Weed turned me into a psychic and this morning when I woke up I knew someone named Beth would write the all time dumbest comment on Topix.
shut-up

Lemont, IL

#32 Feb 7, 2008
See what i mean? "moderation" - "a few times a day"
Glad you don't work for me, pot-head slacker.
SHUT UP!!!!!
WONDERING INDIANA

Union, KY

#33 Feb 7, 2008
You don't have to go to the museum; there all over S IN. Back in the day you could use it in your ZIPPO.

“Got my mojo workin'”

Since: Feb 07

Indianapolis, IN

#34 Feb 7, 2008
WTF wrote:
I'm disappointed...no ones asked the obvious?
Will there be free samples available at this grand event? I'll bring a few gallon jugs just in case!
Hope you're not a smoker ;)
FarOutMan

Palatine, IL

#35 Feb 7, 2008
Mighty mighty pleasin', Pappy's corn squeezins',.....belch......hic cup.....whew!!! White Lightnin'.
Eliot Ness

United States

#36 Feb 7, 2008
Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!
TDuck

Columbus, IN

#37 Feb 7, 2008
shut-up wrote:
See what i mean? "moderation" - "a few times a day"
Glad you don't work for me, pot-head slacker.
SHUT UP!!!!!
I must be a slacker; since I smoke pot. I couldn't be, say, a lawyer or a social worker. No way I could be successful in business. I must be a horrible parent or son as well. Since I smoke pot I am probably a horrible husband. I must slack on paying bills and have no savings. Forget about retirement investing; I probably don't even have a bank account, right?

Yeah, that's me. A pot-head slacker.... Who are you?
union jack

Florence, KY

#38 Feb 7, 2008
BA_Baracus wrote:
Leave it to Jasper... the highest per-capita alcohol consuming city in Indiana. LOL!
Yeah,probably right,but also one with the best work ethics in the entire U.S.
Bottomfeeder- finder

Marion, IN

#40 Feb 7, 2008
abc wrote:
That's what happens when the government prohibits something, it turns regular people into "criminals"
Well if they legalize your marijuana do you suppose we will have the same result as the legalization of alcohol? Thousands of people killed on highways, 80 percent of violent crime --all alchohol attached. Yes we've learned that lesson.

And now what a wonderful revelation. The Hovey street murders were over weed money.

I'm not sure if you liberals can think, much less consider facts, history or common sense in your witty one-sentence answers to complicated issues.
Skeptical

Indianapolis, IN

#41 Feb 7, 2008
1.6 million accident-free miles in the last 28 years for me, high on reefer 90%+ of the time.
Bottomfeeder- finder wrote:
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Well if they legalize your marijuana do you suppose we will have the same result as the legalization of alcohol? Thousands of people killed on highways, 80 percent of violent crime --all alchohol attached. Yes we've learned that lesson.
And now what a wonderful revelation. The Hovey street murders were over weed money.
I'm not sure if you liberals can think, much less consider facts, history or common sense in your witty one-sentence answers to complicated issues.
Indy 5

Indianapolis, IN

#42 Feb 7, 2008
Will the gift shop sell samples??
Bottomfeeder- finder

Marion, IN

#43 Feb 7, 2008
Skeptical wrote:
1.6 million accident-free miles in the last 28 years for me, high on reefer 90%+ of the time.
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Hey, someone needs to do you a favor and let you know that you haven't been driving at all.

No, you have actually been sitting in a port-o-toilet at the Marion County Landfill which was discarded after that Grateful Dead concert 28 years ago.
abc

Duncan, OK

#44 Feb 11, 2008
Bottomfeeder- finder wrote:
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Well if they legalize your marijuana do you suppose we will have the same result as the legalization of alcohol? Thousands of people killed on highways, 80 percent of violent crime --all alchohol attached. Yes we've learned that lesson.
And now what a wonderful revelation. The Hovey street murders were over weed money.
I'm not sure if you liberals can think, much less consider facts, history or common sense in your witty one-sentence answers to complicated issues.
Bottomfeeder, ironically enough, your post pretty much backed up my point. You are correct. The Hovey Street murders occurred because of robbery/drugs/money. However, if we were to legalize drugs (weed in this case), the tragedy on Hovey Street would probably not have happened. If weed was available at a convenience store, the thugs who committed the atrocities at Hovey Street could simply buy the weed they wanted there, rather than having to break into someone's house to steal what they have.

When you make something illegal, it forces that product (weed, in this case) into the black market. Black marketeers must charge a large premium for the products to make it worth their while to sell--since you know selling weed is illegal, you'll sell it for enough money that it will be worth it for you to take the risk of being sent to jail if you're caught--whereas, once something is taken back OFF the black market, the prices drop dramatically. Alcohol is a great example of that. Alcohol and Cigarettes are legal (although fairly strictly regulated) and people don't kill people because they can't get the booze/cigs they want. People don't rob others to get money to buy booze/cigs because they are affordable.

The same would happen if marijuana was re-legalized. There would be a decrease in senseless killings like the Hovey Street murders as well as home invasions/burglary/robberies.

You also mention that 80% of violent crime is alcohol related--I'm not sure where you got this "fact" from, but, regardless, alcohol IS more dangerous than weed. However, if alcohol were illegal (and, from looking at history--like you asked me to do--we can see that prohibition did not work), people would still be getting drunk, the price of alcohol would just go through the roof and more "mobsters" like John Dillinger and Al Capone would rise up because they would have a source of funding (this is exactly how the mobsters of the 30s came to power).

I definitely understand your viewpoint...I held it myself until not too long ago, but I would encourage you to do some more reading on the topic and learn more about drugs and prohibition in general.

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