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Geek Culture / I can now get drunk in America.

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Fuzz
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Posted: 4th Mar 2015 03:18
I know, another birthday thread but turning 21 is meant to special, right?

On the plus side I can get drunk in the USA

bitJericho
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Posted: 4th Mar 2015 04:37


Dark Java Dude 64
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Posted: 4th Mar 2015 05:40


Thraxas
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Posted: 4th Mar 2015 11:42
Happy birthday
CJB
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Posted: 4th Mar 2015 15:09
Many happy returns! Key to the door and all that!

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Posted: 4th Mar 2015 23:04


budokaiman
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Posted: 5th Mar 2015 01:02 Edited at: 5th Mar 2015 01:08


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Posted: 5th Mar 2015 01:14
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I didn't know you could get drunk on carrots.

budokaiman
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Posted: 5th Mar 2015 02:29
If you try hard enough, you can get drunk on anything.

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Wolf
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Posted: 5th Mar 2015 18:59
In europe you'd start sobering up by now

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TheComet
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Posted: 5th Mar 2015 19:16
Have a birthday carrot

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Fuzz
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Posted: 6th Mar 2015 04:48
Thanks for the beers and carrots!

Quote: "In europe you'd start sobering up by now"


You can drink quite young in Europe, right? It's 18 in Australia but most people start drinking earlier :p

The Zoq2
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Posted: 6th Mar 2015 13:48
It depends on the country. I think it's 16 in germany, in sweden it's 18 to drink at bars/clubs and 20 to buy alcohol

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Wolf
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Posted: 6th Mar 2015 15:24
As far as I can tell, I think its generally 16 for soft stuff (beer and wine) and 18 for hard liquor. Not sure if thats an EU norm but it has been like this in all the european countries I've visited at that age. Now I don't pay attention anymore so I can't tell.



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Indicium
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Posted: 6th Mar 2015 17:54
In the UK it's 18 for all alcohol.
Phaelax
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Posted: 7th Mar 2015 01:20
Quote: "I didn't know you could get drunk on carrots."


http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-carrot-wine.htm


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DevilLiger
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Posted: 17th Mar 2015 03:02


In case one isn't enough.
CJB
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Posted: 17th Mar 2015 18:23
Actually, in UK you can drink from the age of 5 if drinking at home! Private house parties, kids can drink no problem. No joke.

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Posted: 17th Mar 2015 23:20
Quote: "Actually, in UK you can drink from the age of 5 if drinking at home! Private house parties, kids can drink no problem. No joke."


Got any link/reference for that? Sounds outlandish for an EU country.
Not saying you are lying, just want to read how thats a thing!



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Dark Java Dude 64
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Posted: 17th Mar 2015 23:31
I believe here in the US, it is legal for one's parents to give them alcohol as young as the age of 4. That may vary state to state, and I also have no link to prove that. I think I heard it from a teacher once before.

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Posted: 17th Mar 2015 23:48
bitJericho
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Posted: 18th Mar 2015 08:24
Quote: "I believe here in the US, it is legal for one's parents to give them alcohol as young as the age of 4. That may vary state to state, and I also have no link to prove that. I think I heard it from a teacher once before. "


That's an exception rather than the norm. See: http://criminal.findlaw.com/criminal-charges/contributing-to-the-delinquency-of-a-minor.html

CJB
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Posted: 18th Mar 2015 14:25
Quote: "Got any link/reference for that? Sounds outlandish for an EU country."


Sure. A quick Google search will give you the details you need, but there is a charity called Drink-Aware in the UK who explain it all quite nicely in one place here:
https://www.drinkaware.co.uk/check-the-facts/alcohol-and-the-law/the-law-on-alcohol-and-under-18s#legaldrinkingage

Quote: "It is not illegal for a child aged between 5 and 16 to drink alcohol at home or on other private premises."


Bonkers if you ask me.

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Posted: 18th Mar 2015 15:28
Quote: "It is not illegal for a child aged between 5 and 16 to drink alcohol at home or on other private premises."


What about the 17 year olds?

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Not really - it's the parent's choice.
mr Handy
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Posted: 18th Mar 2015 16:19
Kids are stopping to smoke/drink by the age of 18 in Russia.

Jeff Miller
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Posted: 21st Mar 2015 21:52
In the USA, when I was growing toward 21 the drinking age was 21. But as soon as I turned 21 it was lowered to 18! Same with the voting age. The lowering of both was provoked by the fact that the "draft" (military conscription) was in effect then, to supply troops for what was called the Vietnam War, and the nation felt that if an 18 year old guy could be compelled to go to war it would be a nice gesture that he be entitled to vote and have a beer before boarding the troop transport plane to take him half way around the world to fight. After the war ended and the draft was abolished, drinking ages slowly escalated back up to 21. (The voting age did not.)
PAGAN_old
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Posted: 6th Apr 2015 22:53
Ah congradulations. There are only 2 drugs our society tolerates. to kep us working during the week and to keep us dumb trough the weekend. You are now a a fully incorporated member of our society

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Dark Java Dude 64
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Posted: 9th Apr 2015 08:55
Quote: "There are only 2 drugs our society tolerates."
Well here in Colorado, THC as well!

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PAGAN_old
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Posted: 14th Apr 2015 03:46
Quote: "Well here in Colorado, THC as well!"

i was talking about the global society in general but yeah, things are changing fast.

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