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Old 08-14-2007, 07:54 PM   #1
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Default Will we be getting younger members soon?

Found this on msnbc

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20249460/

It'll probably never happen, but 18 makes sense to me...

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Old 08-14-2007, 11:18 PM   #2
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18 makes sence to me as well. I agree with the article about having alcohol education for 18-21 year olds, and not just after a DWI.
It's just weird to think that alcohol is a major taboo before you are 21, but suddenly disapears on midnight of your 21st b-day.

When I was stationed in Germany (where I learned to drink and enjoy beer) the drinking age on base was 18. The military didn't have a big problem with DWI.
Off base the leagle age was 14, and still there was no large peoblem.

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Old 08-14-2007, 11:37 PM   #3
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Back in the 80's when I was in the Marines I was stationed in California. The drinking age was 21. We could get pretty Fu*ked up while on base where we could drink at 18. But you could only drink beer. Anyone that was 21 or over could order a mixed drink. I thought that this was bullsh!t at the time. I could defend my country but couldn't REALLY drink legally. Course now times have changed, every one wants to be able to drink at around 18. That's seems to be the perception of all teenagers that are coming of age. Actually it doesn't matter what the age is; be it 18,19, 20 or 21. People are going to find a way to do it no matter what. Where there's a will, there is a way!

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Old 08-15-2007, 12:10 AM   #4
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Living in Detroit, Windsor, Canada is the major place a lot of kids go when they turn 19. Lots of business for Windsor and kids DUI home because the only thing they know to do is get wasted. My father was a lot older than many of my friends fathers when I was young, I learned to savor beer, wine from a much younger age than my friends. I'm thankful that between him my moms Greek side (did my name give it away...) the drinking age and getting hammered all the time never meant much to me. Now that I'm older and I know the dangers of alcohol well..... I let myself have a little more fun with it in a more controlled environment

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Old 08-15-2007, 12:23 AM   #5
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21 is a stupid age limit. It is only there to provide a buffer for people too stupid working behind bars to tell if somebody is 18 or not.
//rant over.

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Old 08-15-2007, 01:32 AM   #6
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When I was in high school/college, New York was an 18 state & New Jersey, 21. Lots of accidents along the border and that was used as part of the justification to raise the age in New York! Most of the students at Cornell were from 21 states & your first legal (18) drunk was a big deal. Struck me as rather stupid.

Now this is scary: Oregon Under 21 may consume alcohol only if married AND if spouse or guardian is present.

Had my first beer at 8. It was a hot, muggy Illinois summer day and the beer was warm. Didn't touch another for 11 years!

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Old 08-15-2007, 01:49 AM   #7
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funny how this debate pops up every time the topic of reinstating the draft pops up.

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Old 08-15-2007, 01:51 AM   #8
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I hope not, I would probably be in prison right now if the drinking age would have been 18.

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Old 08-15-2007, 02:02 AM   #9
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I predict a high degree of slutty skantitude in bars as 15yo try to pass as 18yo.

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They're starting to show up now....

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=36368

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