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Written on December 21, 2004, and categorized as Secret and Invisible.
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The Guardian today reports that Britons lead the world for getting off our heads over the Christmas period – and also for getting off the island. We are more likely to be drunk, and abroad, than any other nation studied. UK Alchohol consumption goes up 41% beating Canada and Germany at 36% each. The French are ahead in drink driving, and Germans top the poll for increase unlawful killing. The US is still way ahead on murder in general, however, at 0.74 per 1000 (UK is 0.17 and Japan 0.1) and even the German annual Xmas murder boom cannot top that.

Interestingly, suicide rates universally drop at the same time, with Italy and Japan seeing the greatest falls.

It would seem that so long as you don’t bottle up your stress, and you hit the bottle, leave the country, and avoid French roads and armed Germans and Americans – you are much safer during this period than normal. That’s a lovely thought innit ?

Happy Pagan New Year everyone !

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  1. transience
    Posted 22 December, 2004 at 12:05 am | Permalink

    hey, deek. thanks for driving by my site. and i appreciate the link, too. it’s always great to meet new people.

    interesting blog you’ve got here. keep the pages coming. oh, and enjoy your holiday. =)

  2. Laurie
    Posted 22 December, 2004 at 12:55 pm | Permalink

    Being American, I’m always in a rush and trying to do everything at once. So, during this holiday season, I tend to drive drunk with my pistol beside me while contemplating suicide. Saves a lot of time.

    Happy holidays.

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