By magnolia - 14/07/2010 02:10 - United States
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20- you're a moron and have no clue what you're talking about. you have to be 21 because our government has decided that that is when were responsible enough. other countries age requirement is much younger and they don't have nearly the issues with teens getting trashed and teens drunk driving. and... were one of the most unhealthy countries in the world. so chew on that for awhile...
104: There is no reason for you to be so damned hateful. The legal age for drinking in the US is 21 years NOT ONLY because the "government" has decided that is a responsible age, but because that is when the brain has developed fully, for the most part. Obviously they are not fucked for life because they had some margarita; however, a child has less tolerance. I think what he was trying to say is that a child's brain isn't developed enough to handle regular alcohol intake without incurring some damage.
109- Who decided the legal drinking age? It wasn't me; it wasn't you. Right, it was the government. And the brain doesn't finish developing until age 25 anyway, not 21, even though it does very little developing between 12-25. There was no government involvement until Prohibition and since then, they haven't been able to keep their fingers out of it. MAYBE calling dude a moron was a little extreme but I'm sure that he's fine.
123 - I never said you set the legal age, and I didn't claim to have set it myself. I put the word government in quotations because I was quoting you, and didn't oppose that part of your comment. Also, I said 21 is when the brain has developed fully "for the most part". I'm not trying to argue, or tell you you're an idiot and that you don't know what you're talking about because I refuse to be someone who tries to school others on something they know little about. I was simply trying to make #20 clearer.
104- well you shouldn't call 40 a moron because the reason our government decided to make 21 the legal drinking age is because the ADA or one of those groups for The Department of Agriculture (which is a cabinet of the US government if u didn't know) did tests and discovered that your brain isn't fully developed until ur 21 so drinking before ur 18 would disrupt the developement of ur brain....
20 has been brainwashed by the anti drunk driving propaganda. One margarita is not going to hurt a kid. He will sober up and be fine. He will only have brain damage if he overdosed. Happens all the time... Not that I condone giving kids alcohol. They aren't mature enough to handle it generally. But this accident is harmless.
Not to intrude on a mod's territory or anything :D, but I think I read that they'll sometimes delete them if it turns out to be a duplicate of an earlier FML too. I know they catch most of those before posting, but I've seen one or two make it through with altered wording. I'm not talking about similar FMLs, since similar situations can happen to two people independantly, but obviously copied ones.
I want to get chocolate wasted !!!