Wednesday, November 19, 2003
Record Harvest in Belarus?
Vice Squad friend Bridget Butkevich passes along a story from
today's RFE/RL Newsline. Seems that the always charming
President Lukashenka of Belarus doesn't want to take it
anymore from inebriates. Here's a sample from the RFE/RL
story: "The Belarusian president emphasized the need to
rehabilitate alcoholics through labor. He also stressed that
detoxification and rehabilitation centers should be financed
by patients. 'We cannot accommodate these people at public
expense. They should be sent to do agricultural work [or]
clean streets,' he said."