Opinions - Changing legal drinking-age from 21 to 25???

Discussion in 'Alcohol' started by CABS205, Nov 25, 2004.

  1. CABS205

    CABS205 Newbie

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    I don't know, if anyone else heard this rumor or maybe it's true...That they're changing the legal drinking age in the US from 21 to 25....Has anyone heard this???
     
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    i haven't heard that and they better not be. i'm still 16 and i can't wait until i turn 21.
     
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    I havent heard of that either.</font>
     
  4. Woodman

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    not true.

    Beverage companies would certainly put up a fight.
    Too much revenue generated from that age group to
    risk losing.

    I'ld be more concerned wth beverage tax, the way
    tobacco is taxed.
     
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    Okay, that's what I thought....BUT, I could've sworn I heard that somewhere...
     
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    i dont think its likely i just got a minor consumption yesterday and it was my 20th birthday......fucking ridiculous oh well ithink ill go order some potent mind blowing hallucinogens off the internet......i can do that because im over 18
     
  7. CABS205

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    Okay, cuz I've been hearing rumors about that from where I live and wasn't too sure about it...
     
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    Lies...all lies...I promise you.
     
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    raising the drinking age does nothing but make things worse, the only to way to solve america's problem with alcohol, is to change america's look at alchol in general and they already ruined it by raising the drinking age to 21
     
  10. CABS205

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    Yeah, that's what I was thinking too....I personally don't believe it either, but if the US does end up doing it...OMG! There will be a lot of pissed of people out there....Including me...
     
  11. Tony Blair

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    Curtains, you say America's look at alcohol is already ruined because they raised the drinking age to 21?



    I'm not sure if thats a real cause for it, age limit is 18 here in the UK, and, to be fair, we ARE a nation of alcoholics.



    Not sure what the European age limits are, but everyone there seems to
    have a much more sensible approach to alcohol. The UK view is
    BANG 10 PINTS DOWN AS QUICK AS YOU CAN, OLD CHUM
     
  12. Curtains

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    seems like just becuase kids can't have it, they want it more
    i also think less kids would smoke cigs if there was no age limit, just becuase the cool factor that ur doing something u shouldn't
     
  13. CABS205

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    Yeah, but wouldn't the country be crazy if there was no age limit for things. Imagine, a 10 year old smoking a cigar....Or an 8 year old drinking vodka. Now, would that be a country you would want to live in???
     
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    They should lower it back to 18.
     
  15. CABS205

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    Yeah, they should! Or we can all just move to Canada or Mexico:)
     
  16. Tony Blair

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    Nail. On. The. Head. [​IMG]
     
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    i wouldn't be surprised if they tried but then it would just be circulated even more...
    alcohol making companies would definately not let this go without some sort of fight

    i would hate for this to even begin to happen

    Paul
     
  18. P!MPJU!C3

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    Man, the Bush administration is not as conservative as bad as it is greedy. The beverage companies will put up such a fight...Bush isnt waitin on it.
    Years ago there was this idea that one would like to light a fire bomb on board of an airplane(Terroralert!!!!). Thats why u could only take about 6 books of matches and 6 lighters with u on board.
    Tell me that Bush really is stupid enough 2 think u need 7 lighters and 7 books of matches to light a firebomb. No, in fact, hes not that stupid. But hey, Philip Morris is an old family friend. So are Budweiser and Jack Daniels.
     
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    LOL! Don't remind me about Bush. I voted and we still lost! I hate him, he's such a dumbass!
     
  20. cyalume

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    Exactly think about how much money people under 25 spend on booze every night at clubs, in bars, and the local liquor store. The government is concerned for your health but not at a sufficient amount they want to kill the young collegiate age market for alcohol.