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    Re: Reporter faces backlash for teen drinking story

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    this is scary. i agree with you
    Whats so scary about that? lol

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    Re: Reporter faces backlash for teen drinking story

    There are several factors involved in this whole thing. The legal drinking age is indeed one of them. Just like many other things in our society, we have this law that says you must be x years of age to do y. At x you are now responsible enough. But interestingly, we have no interim steps or ways of teaching that responsibility and how to handle it. At age x, you are responsible even if the day before age x it was considered taboo to even talk about the subject with a "minor". Of course, depending on the subject, we cannot even agree on a standard age x for all subjects. Biologically, adolescence starts at approximately age 12 for most people and final developement of the lobe wich governs decision making doesn't complete developement until approximately age 26 on average. Without proper training and exercise, that lobe will never develop properly, therefore, policies wich guard against something until a specific age hinders brain developement and will lead to longterm problems. (hmm, probably why so many over age 26 cannot realize that Liberalism/Socialism/Communism (really, do we need three names for the same thing?) is so evil and will never actually work)

    All such restrictions, such as drinking age, should have stepped progress for teenagers. Unfortunately, most of our legal drinking laws have progressed toward those that MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) lobby for and are indeed as draconian as they can get away with. Although not stated as a goal, the end of legal drinking in America definitely appears to be the goal of that organization. In this, just like many other topics, we are allowing the extremist to set policy.

    I noticed that the reporter was from CBS, so I have to question if the true reason for her articles was underage drinking being a problem or if she did it just to, once again, try to embarass the police. Liberal media (CBS is either the most liberal news organization or number two depending on how Pravda of Atlanta (CNN) is doing a particular year) has a long history of harassing police organizations for not doing their jobs even though CBS fully supports and propagandizes liberal policies which strongly undercut the police's ability to actually carry out their jobs. Probably because Police organizations tend to be strongly conservative (just like the military and other organizatios where the members have to deal with reality daily instead of liberalism's dream state.)

    So kids, quit harrassing her because she did something you didn't like and harrass her for proper reasons, like being a reporter for the Communist Broadcasting Service and supporting liberal/Socialist policies that are destroying our country and will eventually lead mankind into a second Dark Age, perhaps even darker than the first.

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    Re: Reporter faces backlash for teen drinking story

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    Not in this country it isn't.
    You telling me that there are no fourteen year olds in your country right now working to help support their families, raising children of their own, or dying in street fights? Or are you just trying to say that despite the fact that they're clearly physically capable of doing these things, and clearly have psychological motivations to do these things, they are somehow physically and psychologically not mature enough to do these things because the law says they aren't?

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    Re: Reporter faces backlash for teen drinking story

    To me, this is ALL the reporter's problem. She reminds me of that nosy, creepy, neighbor who watches you day and night untill you do something bad and then calls the police over it. I have neighbors exactly like her and it's like, "OMG, get a ****ing life! don't you have anything better to do than chasing rebellious kids around? Cmon..." I guarrentee you, she drank when she was in school.

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    Re: Reporter faces backlash for teen drinking story

    Quote Originally Posted by DarkWizard12 View Post
    To me, this is ALL the reporter's problem. She reminds me of that nosy, creepy, neighbor who watches you day and night untill you do something bad and then calls the police over it. I have neighbors exactly like her and it's like, "OMG, get a ****ing life! don't you have anything better to do than chasing rebellious kids around? Cmon..." I guarrentee you, she drank when she was in school.
    Reporting on a store routinely selling alcohol to minors isn't being a busy body. Her only problem is complaining because a very small minority of people complained.

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    Re: Reporter faces backlash for teen drinking story

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    Reporting on a store routinely selling alcohol to minors isn't being a busy body. Her only problem is complaining because a very small minority of people complained.
    She's following KIDS! it'd be one thing if she was just at a alcohol store, and the only people who got in trouble were the owners, police already do this in the first place...but she is following kids to bust a party....what the ****? as much as I would want to punish my kids, if they were caught underage drinking, I'd be angry at the lady, and do anything I could to defend my children. MY children are not HER responsibility.
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    Re: Reporter faces backlash for teen drinking story

    Quote Originally Posted by DarkWizard12 View Post
    She's following KIDS! it'd be one thing if she was just at a alcohol store, and the only people who got in trouble were the owners, police already do this in the first place...but she is following kids to bust a party....what the ****? as much as I would want to punish my kids, if they were caught underage drinking, I'd be angry at the lady, and do anything I could to defend my children. MY children are not HER responsibility.
    There have been stories like this for decades.

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    Re: Reporter faces backlash for teen drinking story

    Quote Originally Posted by Viktyr Korimir View Post
    You telling me that there are no fourteen year olds in your country right now working to help support their families, raising children of their own, or dying in street fights? Or are you just trying to say that despite the fact that they're clearly physically capable of doing these things, and clearly have psychological motivations to do these things, they are somehow physically and psychologically not mature enough to do these things because the law says they aren't?

    What does physical maturity have to do with emotional or psychological maturity?

    I don't know what his answer is to your question, but my answer is yes. That's what I'm saying.

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    Re: Reporter faces backlash for teen drinking story

    Quote Originally Posted by DarkWizard12 View Post
    She's following KIDS! it'd be one thing if she was just at a alcohol store, and the only people who got in trouble were the owners, police already do this in the first place...but she is following kids to bust a party....what the ****? as much as I would want to punish my kids, if they were caught underage drinking, I'd be angry at the lady, and do anything I could to defend my children. MY children are not HER responsibility.
    They're everybody's responsibility if they get out on the road driving. Because God knows, if they don't pay any attention to the liquor laws, what the hell are driving laws going to mean?

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    Re: Reporter faces backlash for teen drinking story

    Underage drinking should not be viewed as a part of growing up. Drinking is such a big responsibility and a teen is not yet mature enough to handle it.

    For parents who find their teens experimenting with alcohol, it's important to nip the habit in the bud while it's still early. Too much experimentation may lead to teen alcohol abuse. There are a few tips here for parents struggling with a teen using alcohol.

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