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Posted: 10/9/2002 5:21:29 PM EDT
in new brunswick canada, you must be 19 to legally purchase alcohol. it's only 18 in quebec, grrrr. what about you?
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Link Posted: 10/9/2002 5:35:16 PM EDT
21 yo is the US national standard. IIRC during the Reagan Administration, a law was passed that would require the US Dept. of Transportation to cut off Federal funds to any state that didn't comply.
Link Posted: 10/9/2002 5:38:58 PM EDT
most Americans will say 21 I think the federal gov't threatened to cut off funding to states that didn't raise the limit to 21
Link Posted: 10/9/2002 5:44:00 PM EDT
haha, i turned 19 last wednesday. i'm planning quite a trasher this weekend...
Link Posted: 10/9/2002 5:45:12 PM EDT
Right now in AZ it's 21. But I remember back when I was a senior in highschool in Minnesota (year circa 1974). The state lowered the drinking age to 18!! Wow, us punk kids thought it was great - we were SOMEBODY... NOT!!! Get out of history class and go to the bar??? What a waste of brain cells. It didn't take long for the state to figure out the error-of-their-ways. They quickly changed the age limit back to 21, and I for one was glad they did (I was drinking way to much for a highschool kid)... I'm not against the fermented beverages, but, let's not make it legal for our kids still in grade/high school.. Terry
Link Posted: 10/9/2002 5:48:32 PM EDT
Does some older timer want to tell me what it was like to get drunk on their 21st birthday (probably was a younger age then anyways) back in the day at bars?? I know nowadays, I've seen alot of whining about having a parties and getting completly wasted in a bar. I ask this knowing there's many good reasons for them to be worried though.
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[Last Edit: 10/9/2002 6:17:59 PM EDT by PvtJoker]
Yup, 21, and it sucks! I'm 20 right now. 8 more months to go. I can understand them not wanting people to drink in High School. After all, we know no one drinks in HS. [rolleyes] But why not 19, or 20 then? I'm 20 years old, I can fight and die for my country, but I can't drink, gamble (in WI) or rent a car. [puke] -Jared
Link Posted: 10/9/2002 6:06:35 PM EDT
In NZ they just put it down to 18yrs,use to be 21
Link Posted: 10/9/2002 6:14:58 PM EDT
21 here but I am only 10 minutes from Windsor where it is 19 Keving67
Link Posted: 10/9/2002 6:35:09 PM EDT
legaly 21 but we all know that doesnt stop em.
Link Posted: 10/9/2002 6:38:51 PM EDT
21 here [beer]
Link Posted: 10/9/2002 6:47:47 PM EDT
Anyone know where I can get a "novelty" ID? -Jared
Link Posted: 10/9/2002 7:32:49 PM EDT
21 here too
Link Posted: 10/9/2002 8:17:16 PM EDT
21. I'm 20. Unless your parents think the law is stupid and taught you how to properly drink when you were younger. When I turned 18 and put in my application to USNA it went from "special occasions and parties and other specified times (when dad says "want a beer?") to basically whenever I asked. When I came home from my sophomore year (19) at college I asked my dad if I could have a drink and he said "You don't have to ask anymore, you know"
Link Posted: 10/9/2002 8:23:13 PM EDT
Sharky's right. It was Elizabeth Dole who came up with that one - mandating state laws by using the threat of denying federal transporation $ to any states where the dringing age is lower than 21. I don't even drink I think it's stupid. If you're an adult, you're an adult, not an adult 'except for drinking'.
Link Posted: 10/9/2002 8:31:41 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/9/2002 8:32:54 PM EDT by BaNo]
Originally Posted By bastiat: I don't even drink I think it's stupid. If you're an adult, you're an adult, not an adult 'except for drinking'.
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Don't forget: Renting a car at most places (Most require you to be 23) Renting an apartment some places Buying handguns and associated ammo Gambling most places Going to some adult entertainment places And I probably forgot some.
Link Posted: 10/9/2002 8:38:55 PM EDT
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21 here. There are some counties in my state where it's illegal to buy alcohol all together. USPC40 [img]www.ar15.com/members/albums/USPC40/line.gif[/img] [url=www.nra.org][b][red]NRA[/red][/url] [url=www.nra.org][blue]Life Member[/blue][/url] [url=www.gunowners.org][b][red]GOA[/red] [/url] [url=www.gunowners.org][blue]Life Member[/blue][/url] [url=www.saf.org][red]SAF[/red][/url] [url=www.saf.org][blue]Supporter[/blue][/url] [url=sas-aim.org][red]SAS[/red][/url] [url=sas-aim.org][blue]Supporter[/blue][/b][/url] [img]www.ar15.com/members/albums/USPC40/alabamaflag.gif[/img]
Link Posted: 10/9/2002 8:55:04 PM EDT
Originally Posted By bastiat: I don't even drink I think it's stupid. If you're an adult, you're an adult, not an adult 'except for drinking'.
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Yeah, I love that. "Yes, you have to pay taxes, and you can be drafted into the military, and you can vote, but you can't drink and you can't carry a concealed firearm." To hell with that.
Link Posted: 10/9/2002 9:26:24 PM EDT
I remember when they droped it to 18. All the 18 year olds were complaining they were old enough to get dafted and get killed in Vietnam but couldn't buy booze.
Link Posted: 10/10/2002 1:37:36 AM EDT
It's 20 here. They don't card anyone though - we have a big problem with young 17 - 18 year old privates going into stupid mode. Truth is, if they drink responsibly they would likely never get in trouble. For those of you whining about being old enough to die for your country, etc., put your money where your mouth is, enlist, and join us over here. If not, shut the hell up [:D]
Link Posted: 10/10/2002 1:42:18 AM EDT
[size=6]18[/size=6] And I am drunk at this very moment! Might explain why I can't fall asleep...
Link Posted: 10/10/2002 2:21:54 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/10/2002 2:27:18 AM EDT by IMHO]
You Canadians may have seen the Labatt anti-drunk driving commercials on TV? It's a shame that adcritic.com is now subscription only, or I'd provide a link to them. Particularly memorable are the wheelchair shopping and Plastic Surgeon spots. Well done, I think. Anyway, don't want to "kill your buzz", but the memory just popped in to my mind. Many juices and many sodas mix well with alcohol, but few activities. Be safe as you reach the legal age. (A Public Service Announcement from IMHO)
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