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  •  This is confusing... I don't know grams (1+ / 0-)
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    and mili-liters or whatever... the measure is percentage of alcohol in the blood stream, and the numbers refer to the measured percent... i.e., .08 means your blood content is 8 hundredths of 1% alcohol.  Maybe your Wiki numbers reflect perentage, I have no idea.  

    But I agree with your earlier comment.  .5% is near death if not dead.  I got my DUI on a measurement of .3%, and the doctor could not believe the breath-alyzer and re-measured... same thing.  I was talking to him normally, except very slight slurring of words... and I performed all the dexterity tests successfully.  I'd been drinking all day, I was a stone practicing drunk at the time, and it's true that some alcoholics can consume enormous amounts of alcohol.  E.g., a normal drinker with a .3 measurement would be out cold on the floor.

    Lots of Finns (and Norwegians) in AA, btw.

    Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars... Martin Luther King, Jr.

    by ceebee7 on Mon Dec 24, 2012 at 03:25:48 AM PST

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