Should the legal drinking age be lowered to 18?

Created by flbadcatowner on May 10, 2013

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#191 May 13, 2013
Might Be Because wrote:
<quoted text>You two phaggettes are always whining about "cowardly grey box posters" while you yourselves are signing in and out.
complaining about grey posters while posting grey LOL!
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#192 May 13, 2013
Sign in stranger wrote:
<quoted text>Youre posting gray. Man up, sign in sissy.
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#193 May 13, 2013
Bwahahaha you're even more stupid than first imagined. Look at all the pretty jewelry you gave me after I pointed out your hypocritical ways and means. You don't even realize when you're being laughed at. Grey on brotha!

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#194 May 13, 2013
It was only a matter of time....
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#195 May 13, 2013
Can't possibly be 4 dim witted folks all missing the sting of my post. Hmmm four identical entries rotfl!
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#196 May 13, 2013
The lone icon troll stumbled there bwahahaha

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#197 May 13, 2013
Uh Clem wrote:
Am I the only one who thinks the drinking problems, such as people loading up to .20 or more and hopping in a car, is a derivative of the fact alcohol use is maintained as a taboo for the first "X" years of the drinker's life?
Some will inevitably turn into alcholics by their own nature -- but we encourage people to sneak around and drink privately and in binges because it's illegal and we all know youths are drawn to do whatever the establishment says they shouldn't do.
Seems to me if parents were able to introduce their offspring to booze as a normal part of growing up the mystique and rebelliousness of that big Friday or Saturday night binge fest would diminish.
Yes. This was what I try to say in post before.
No mystery= little temptation.:)
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#198 May 13, 2013
well the epa would have to sudy the farts from beer to see if they contribute to global warming

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#199 May 14, 2013
Shari Lea wrote:
I thought we were talking about the drinking age........anyways..Im going for my answer to be "other", I mean, how many people think their kids are going to wait until 18 to start drinking??? back to reality people. Does not matter what they set the drinking age at....does it?
nobody ever stays on subject with this place.
:)
anyway... parents pretty much know their kid will drink, but that doesn't mean u need to give them permission, that would make it too easy and not as much fun for them. lol

we use to tell our kids if they were to drink to call us at any time for a ride home, my husband still drills them about it, and they actually did this, and still would if they needed one.

of course they don't like the taxi bill he gives them... lol

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#200 May 14, 2013
Uh Clem wrote:
Seems to me if parents were able to introduce their offspring to booze as a normal part of growing up the mystique and rebelliousness of that big Friday or Saturday night bingefest would diminish.
I'm sure every 18-year old college freshman in the land would agree with you.

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#201 May 14, 2013
kids can't behave now , why in the hell do you want to give them a booster of booze

see this is what is wrong of the youth today ... the youth of yesterday

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#202 May 14, 2013
flbadcatowner wrote:
<quoted text>Drunk teenage drivers are a threat to anybody unfortunate enough to be sharing the roads with them at the same time.
Drunk drivers of any age are a threat.

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#203 May 14, 2013
Uh Clem wrote:
Am I the only one who thinks the drinking problems, such as people loading up to .20 or more and hopping in a car, is a derivative of the fact alcohol use is maintained as a taboo for the first "X" years of the drinker's life?
Some will inevitably turn into alcholics by their own nature -- but we encourage people to sneak around and drink privately and in binges because it's illegal and we all know youths are drawn to do whatever the establishment says they shouldn't do.
Seems to me if parents were able to introduce their offspring to booze as a normal part of growing up the mystique and rebelliousness of that big Friday or Saturday night bingefest would diminish.
That model hasn't exactly worked too well for Europe:

http://www.mdt.mt.gov/safety/docs/taskforces/...

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#204 May 14, 2013
65007noogard wrote:
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Drunk drivers of any age are a threat.
That is true. It was also why my state lowered the age to 18, just in time for me, when I was growing up.

Not only that our dormitory regularly had keggers and other such parties. All of this did help lower drinking and driving in my state.

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#205 May 14, 2013
In my opinion YES, most especially for our service men and woman. They may not live long enough to enjoy a cocktail? Not right!

Quite frankly I would like to see a new miracle from Jesus. Yep, turn that wine back to water.

Some actually believe it was juice he turned water into and not the juice that gives any sort of a buzz. Apparently some believe the buzz of the Lord is enough.

They thought Peter and the rest were drunk that morning all those tongues were speaking. Remember that?

I feel like having a strong drink right now, but that is not the answer at this unGodly hour. ;~)

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#206 May 14, 2013
65007noogard wrote:
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Drunk drivers of any age are a threat.
These days we have underaged drinkers loosing their privledge (sp) to drive. We have all sorts that should have lost their rights and yet some are able to kill more when proper measures were not taken to take them off the roads. Disgusting and it needs to be addressed more effectively.

Professional drinkers are less likely to get caught at times than those that really don't drink much.

I've heard Easter is the worse day for drunken drivers. Imagine that.

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#207 May 14, 2013
AIias - Trish wrote:
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These days we have underaged drinkers loosing their privledge (sp) to drive. We have all sorts that should have lost their rights and yet some are able to kill more when proper measures were not taken to take them off the roads. Disgusting and it needs to be addressed more effectively.
Professional drinkers are less likely to get caught at times than those that really don't drink much.
I've heard Easter is the worse day for drunken drivers. Imagine that.
Peace Dragoon
Unfortunately, it's not just drunk drivers that we have to worry about. There's also plenty of just plain 'ole dumb drivers out there that are just as dangerous. My wife's cousin and her husband were killed in September by a dumb ass that was distracted by her dog:

http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Couple-K...

Have a good day Trish.

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#208 May 14, 2013
65007noogard wrote:
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Unfortunately, it's not just drunk drivers that we have to worry about. There's also plenty of just plain 'ole dumb drivers out there that are just as dangerous. My wife's cousin and her husband were killed in September by a dumb ass that was distracted by her dog:
http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Couple-K...
Have a good day Trish.
That sucks. Good people dying for such a stupid reason. Too many people don't realize that a car can be a 4000 pound weapon.

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#209 May 14, 2013
65007noogard wrote:
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Unfortunately, it's not just drunk drivers that we have to worry about. There's also plenty of just plain 'ole dumb drivers out there that are just as dangerous. My wife's cousin and her husband were killed in September by a dumb ass that was distracted by her dog:
http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Couple-K...
Have a good day Trish.
Sorry for your loss Darg...but stupidity can't be fixed, alcoholism can.

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#210 May 14, 2013
milwaukee69 wrote:
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Sorry for your loss Darg...but stupidity can't be fixed, alcoholism can.
Thanks Billy. I didn't know them very well, but my wife was very close to her cousin.

According to her mother, the dog wasn't the only factor in this. Seems the driver was driving at a very high rate of speed as well, based on where one of the bodies was found - in a tree several yards from the point of impact.

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