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Georgia - ATF Busts Moonshine Still in North Georgia Mountains

There are 51 comments on the First Coast News Jacksonville story from Aug 3, 2007, titled Georgia - ATF Busts Moonshine Still in North Georgia Mountains. In it, First Coast News Jacksonville reports that:

A federal grand jury has indicted two men on charges of running a moonshine still in the Chattahoochee National Forest in the north Georgia mountains.

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DONALD E

Ashburn, VA

#1 Aug 4, 2007
GREAT JOB ATF,MAYBE NEXT WE CAN GET
GRANMA FOR MAKING PEACH WINE.I GUESS THEY GOT ALL THE BIG FISH.I FEEL SAFER ALREADY.IT'S ALL ABOUT MONEY AND POWER NOT LAW.
SLAMB

Portsmouth, VA

#2 Aug 4, 2007
Please, come out from underneath your rock... there's more danger in the world right now than some home-made moonshine. A much better recreational hobby than being a pedophile or serial rapist or murderer. Oh, please.
Jon

United States

#3 Aug 5, 2007
ATF you really got a big bust. Feel proud!! Your a bunch of douche bags.
Interesting

Jacksonville, FL

#4 Aug 5, 2007
Meanwhile Jose is living next door here illegaly.
Muscle69

Jesup, GA

#5 Aug 5, 2007
Interesting wrote:
Meanwhile Jose is living next door here illegaly.
I love it.... And I concur...my sentiments exactly!

Hell they could have been making fuel...ever heard of E-85? Its basically the same as moonshine...

Have a great Sunday.

Since: Jan 07

St. Augustine, Florida

#6 Aug 5, 2007
get you a copper kettle
get you a copper coil
fill it with new-made corn maize
and never more you toil
you just lean out by the juniper
while the moon is bright
watch them jugs a-filling
in the pale moonlight

built you a fire with hickory
hickory ash and oil
don't use no green or rotten wood
and get you by the smoke
we'll just lay there by the juniper
while the moon is bright
watch them jugs a-filling
in the pale moonlight

my daddy he made whisky
my granddaddy he did too
we ain't paid no whisky tax
since seventeen ninety-two
we just lay there by the juniper
while the moon is bright
watch them jugs a-filling
in the pale moonlight
in the pale moonlight
JDH

North Anson, ME

#7 Aug 8, 2007
This country is going to hell in bucket very rapidly. Two rednecks in the North Ga. Mountains making moonshine for people are facing a grand jury, when we have illegals over taking our country and we have a sick bastard making a manual on how to prey on young girls. Where are the priorities for these Govt. Departments. Our tax dollars are really working for us.

“not on Topix much these days”

Since: Apr 07

Anywhere Except Georgia

#8 Aug 8, 2007
To all of the above posters:

You are right on target! Nail on the head! I don't think I could have said it better myself!

Yes, this is stupid. If somebody wants to make moonshine, I say BFD! We've got REAL problems going on that nobody seems to be able to do much about.
Mid Southerner

Cordova, TN

#9 Aug 9, 2007
2informU wrote:
To all of the above posters:
You are right on target! Nail on the head! I don't think I could have said it better myself!
Yes, this is stupid. If somebody wants to make moonshine, I say BFD! We've got REAL problems going on that nobody seems to be able to do much about.
The first thing will all say after drinking these guys' moonshine and then get sick from lead poisoning is, "Why didn't ATF do something about it?"

Damned if you do...damned if you don't.

“not on Topix much these days”

Since: Apr 07

Anywhere Except Georgia

#10 Aug 10, 2007
Mid Southerner wrote:
The first thing will all say after drinking these guys' moonshine and then get sick from lead poisoning is, "Why didn't ATF do something about it?"

Damned if you do...damned if you don't.

That's true, about that. Things in Government Proceedings become kinda tricky which is probably why they screw up so much. I mean let's fact it, if it were EASY, they could probably get it right. Well, then again, some of them are just so dog-gone stupid, they would still find a way...(such as the people that run the DOT, for example... they couldn't get something right if I snuck in and fixed everything for 'em and let them have the credit for it! But that's a different story...)

Now about this specific case, what to do about it?

I would have to say to tell the people that got poisioned that they knew they were buying something illegally. That they knew full well that the product they were purchasing was not inspected by the Health Department or anybody else.

Because yes, anybody that expects the Government to protect anybody from THEMSELF should be quickly told that they are incorrect. They should be told that if they expect that type of a Government System that they need to move to a country like Iran or North Korea or somewhere like that. They should be told that the U.S.A. has never (since it's inception) been that type of a country.

It's the same principal as a Smoking Ban:

http://forumctx.topix.net/forum/state/ga/T5FV...


Well I can't call it the same, considering that ETS (Environmental Tobacco Smoke, or Second Hand Smoke) is HARMLESS to humans including children, unborn children, and infants. I'm just talking about the fact that some don't like it, and a few have legitimate allergies to high concentrations of it.

Well? Then don't go to places that allow it! And if you (they) CHOOSE to, then you get what you get :)


And there are a bunch of other issues with similarities also. Drugs, for one (Including HARD DRUGS!!!) If somebody gets high and does something wrong, it's the same as if they did it while sober. Arrest them and charge them with whatever they did, indifferent of that.

And don't get me wrong, I don't like being around drug addicts. And I'm not overly fond of people doing hard drugs, and I kinda don't think they should. But THEY have to make that CHOICE. Not me! And certainly not the Government, that doesn't even know any better than to spend $800 on a screwdriver! LOL


Prostitution is another one. It's between John and Jane. It is absolutely nobody else's business! If a spouse does something you disapprove of, leave 'em. Other than that it is NOBODY's business except him and her. NOBODY ELSE!!!


http://forums.greenvilleonline.com/viewtopic....

(Needless to say, "AwesomeDude" is me on GreenvilleOnline. Which BTW is the board for a newspaper in Greenville, SC that I post on regularly...)


(...I hate character limits... more follows...)

“not on Topix much these days”

Since: Apr 07

Anywhere Except Georgia

#11 Aug 10, 2007
(...as I was saying...)


Gambling is another good example. It is a CHOICE. And the Government needs to just butt out.

And BTW, I've actually got a relative with a Gambling Problem * but I would NEVER try to get rules made that favor me or mine, at the expense of everybody else.

Like I said, Gambling is a CHOICE. It's fun! I enjoy it myself. I don't go overboard like some people do (including some people I know), but if I were to, it would be MY problem. Like I said it is INEXCUSABLE for the Government to EVER attempt to protect anybody from themself.

* http://www.topix.com/forum/health/smoking/TUE...


I intend to, in the future (hopefully near future), see to it that laws are passed making it illegal for ANY City, County, State, or other Jurisdiction within the U.S.A.(and all other Free Countries of the World also, for that matter) to make ANY LAWS that restrict Gambling, Prostitution, Drugs, Attempted Suicide, etc.

I also want to go after the Politicians who have wrongfully kept such laws on the books. I think that would send a very good message to thousands of generations to come, that THEY are there to SERVE US. And that Individual Liberty is more important than ANYTHING!

If it wasn't, I don't think the people who founded the U.S.A. would have bothered having a war with England a few centuries ago ;)
The Shooter

Savannah, GA

#12 Aug 24, 2007
A tip........if your going to cook shine,(I love shine) don't do it on Federal Land!!!!! Dumbasses deserve to be caught.
pissedoff

Douglasville, GA

#13 Aug 29, 2007
we have one of the bummest bastards in history leading this country that LIED point blank to our faces started a bull s_ _ it war with his whole lien staff. And ATF pats there self on the back for busting a shine still wow so impressive
The Shooter

Savannah, GA

#14 Sep 4, 2007
Norcross sucks
the truth

Jacksonville, FL

#15 Sep 5, 2007
I wish I knew how to make a still then I would make my fuel for my big truck,
the truth

Jacksonville, FL

#16 Sep 5, 2007
Oh i'm sorry I guess the oil company woud want me put away. Who I'm I to make my fuel and not give my money to the oil kings.

“not on Topix much these days”

Since: Apr 07

Anywhere Except Georgia

#17 Sep 5, 2007
Making a still is easy. I had one when I was a teenager. Yeah we used to drink it, sell it, lots of stuff...

As far as using it for fuel, that's a pretty cool idea but you are gonna have one little problem: Unless your car (or truck) is set up for that type of fuel, it can cause problems :(

Of course if you happen to know about engines and stuff, it can be modified to where it does. It's not EASY, I don't think... Of course I'm no expert on automotive engines... I know all the basics but I would have to study further before I actually rebuilt one.....

Of course if you can get one that runs on that Ethanol or E-85, just mix it 85/15. I guess, LOL. It might not be that simple, I don't know...

But yeah you sure can. They were doing that in the like late 70's when that Fuel Crisis happened.

And plus you save $$$. That's pretty cool :)
Amused

United States

#18 Sep 5, 2007
You can get a permit to make a certain amount of "moonshine" for personal use. I'm under the impression there is no tax on it since it is for self use.

I encourage everyone to look into it as an alternative fuel source.

To make a still is easy, and can be lead free by not using any parts that contain lead.

Chemistry supply stores can set you up with medical quality products and you never need be sober again.

There are plans for making safe stills on the web.

If you want to make moonshine for use as fuel, you have to distill it twice to get the highest proof /percentage of alcohol. Approximately 200 proof = 100% alcohol and will kill you if you drink it as is. You can drink it if you dilute it with water.
Amused

United States

#19 Sep 5, 2007
I shouldn't write this but I'm dumb enough to voice my opinion.
I don't do drugs. I drink beer at home, but don't ever drive after drinking. I'm trying to be a safe, law obiding citizen.

That said, I don't understand why some plants are illegal. Marijuana, Coca, and the Opium Poppy are the ones I'm referring too.

In a time when people are so stressed out that their health suffers and they are on Valium and other drugs. Doesn't it make sense that we should legalize the personal growth and use of stress relieving plants?

Our farmers can grow them easily, and the government can tax it like tobacco. It will put an end to the very costly war on drugs and be a sorurce of revenue for the goverment enstead.

It would put farmers back in business, put tax money into the governments hands, and leave the gangsters looking for something else to profit from. As soon as it's legalized, the gangsters will lose their source of revenue.

Just my 2 cents.
Earlytimz

Elizabethtown, KY

#20 Sep 11, 2007
Mid Southerner wrote:
<quoted text>
The first thing will all say after drinking these guys' moonshine and then get sick from lead poisoning is, "Why didn't ATF do something about it?"
Damned if you do...damned if you don't.
Yeah, I got food poisoning from SUBWAY too. Why didn't the government do something about that??? It's a chance you take. Maybe these guys were cooking whiskey to burn in their cars, not to drink.

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