Lower Drinking Age? Hell Yes

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    a good question would be what are the DUI rates in countries around the globe? i know in the US the highest rates are in the upper midwest, with the lowest in utah.

    and if anyone is wondering, i have absolutely no respect for those who drive drunk
     
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    I feel 18 is more reasonable myself.
     
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    really? gosh they seem so cool.

    the reason other countries don't have the problems with d &d we do is:

    1- they have public transit
    2- they aren't puritans!
    3- since they aren't puritans they don't end up with the repression that puritans breed.

    hell old enough to vote. old enough to pick up a gun and defend this country.

    christ all mighty of course it's old enough to drink.:beer::beer::beer:
     
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    Totally agree...
     
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    I know some 18 years olds who are responsible with their alcohol consumption and I know some 40 years olds who are not. We like to play games with a double standard as far as "legal age" goes.

    You can enlist in the military and go get your head blown off at 17 1/2 years old (with parental consent prior to 18), but you can't legally drink a beer.

    You cannot purchase and legally own a handgun under 21; yet, you can be tried as an adult at 16 for crimes deemed "especially heinous."

    I doubt that DUI rates matter much as they are probably more a matter of where they are enforced stringently and where they are given lip service.
     
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    I think it would be apples to oranges.

    The U.S. is a car culture. We drive everywhere.

    In europe they walk to the corner pub, or take public transit more often than not.
     
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    hey, im just curious what the rates are. we can compare ourselves to places without extensive public transit systems (like canada).

    the biggest difference i see is in the vastly different cultures when it comes to drinking. france its no big deal to have a glass of wine. here in the US it is considered fun, exciting, etc to just have a drink, and a great way for kids to rebel against their parents.
     
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    That is not how I read your statement which stated in effect you wondered what the DUI rate comparisons would be.

    IMO, comparing the acceptance of alcohol consumption by culture is a different comparison.
     
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    I agree.


    This is part of Joyce's conspiracy to make himself more agreeable. Establish some common ground on mass appeal issues and then break us in slowly on matters of race. Well you can't fool me. I'm on to you Joyce, sneaky motherfucker. :badgrin:
     
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