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  • Older than 21. Raise it even higher!

    3 2.46%
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Thread: Legal drinking age?

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    Re: Legal drinking age?

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    LOL, then nevermind. You're so far off the beaten path you're not worth arguing with. I try not to waste time trying to debate with the extreme minorities.
    No, I'm sorry, but I think a lot of you are out of touch. A lot of you who post here are very intelligent and were probably NOT the typical teen when growing up. I don't mean this to be offensive in any way, in fact it's quite a compliment.

    I, OTH, WAS the typical teenager. I was doing the things that MOST of the teens in my high school were doing at the time, and let me let in on a little secret, we were crazy stupid.

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    Re: Legal drinking age?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Here is some more information with which you can educate yourself on the typical teenager's brain. Going to argue with the scientists? I don't doubt that you will, but they seem to disagree with your assessment.

    Why Teens Are Such Impulsive Risk-takers
    Sure I'll argue with scientists because they study groups of people and have no idea what every person is like.

    Plus this would go back to teaching teenagers to drink responsibly, rather than completely cutting them off from that learning experience.
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    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    No they don't. They simply do not show the whole picture. They show a snapshot of the situation. They don't show the responsible drinking. In fact, if you compare the stats, you can see that I am right.

    71% of high school seniors in 2010 ever consumed alcohol, yet if all those were doing so irresponsibly, we would see much higher stats for all sorts of things.
    Sorry, but there is not much "responsible" drinking going on with American teens.

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    Re: Legal drinking age?

    When I grew up the legal age was 21, then Nixon lowered it to 18 as he figured if you are 18 and could fight for your country, you are old enough to drink. Now I guess it is 21 in almost every state, but not sure about that. 21 is probably about right. There are younger ones who have enough common sense and could be drinking from a very early age and handle it. Then there are plenty of people over 21 who can't handle it and do all sorts of stupid things. I do suppose you do have to have a mandatory age limit. So I reckon 21 is just as good an age as any.
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    Re: Legal drinking age?

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    Sure I'll argue with scientists because they study groups of people and have no idea what every person is like.

    Plus this would go back to teaching teenagers to drink responsibly, rather than completely cutting them off from that learning experience.
    Right, they are looking at the majority of teen behavior. LOL! You guys are a riot and completely off your rockers if you want teenagers to be drinking AND driving. I just have to laugh at the ridiculousness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Sorry, but there is not much "responsible" drinking going on with American teens.
    There is a lot, otherwise our stats would be much higher than they are. You can't prove otherwise. You can't prove that a majority are not drinking responsibly because you are not in the lives of every teen out there.
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    Re: Legal drinking age?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Sorry, but there is not much "responsible" drinking going on with American teens.
    That's because prudes like you force them to do it in basements and alleyways, instead of out in the open. Most Germans' first drink is with their parents. How many Americans can say that?
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    Re: Legal drinking age?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Right, they are looking at the majority of teen behavior. LOL! You guys are a riot and completely off your rockers if you want teenagers to be drinking AND driving. I just have to laugh at the ridiculousness.
    I would rather raise the driving age personally.

    And no one wants anyone drinking and driving, but laws restricting drinking from all those under 21 does not prevent people, even teens from drinking and driving.
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    Re: Legal drinking age?

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    There is a lot, otherwise our stats would be much higher than they are. You can't prove otherwise. You can't prove that a majority are not drinking responsibly because you are not in the lives of every teen out there.
    I've already proven my point well above and beyond anything you have done on this thread. I've posted links supporting my opinions with scientists who have done actual studies which conclusions agree with my assessments about the typical teen brain. It is impossible to study every single teen, so we use the data that we have, and so far it disagrees with your assessments.

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    Re: Legal drinking age?

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    That's because prudes like you force them to do it in basements and alleyways, instead of out in the open. Most Germans' first drink is with their parents. How many Americans can say that?
    No, no, not a problem at ALL. Lol!

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