Top 10 Little-Known Facts About Alcohol
ADAM R. RAMOS JULY 15, 2016
*** begin quote ***
The drinking age in the United States has varied between 18 to its current state of 21. Such an age would be absurd in 10 percent of the world, given that a total of 19 countries have no minimum drinking age at all, such as Sierra Leone and Cambodia. Fortunately, Antigua, Barbuda, and the Central African Republic are a little stricter when it comes to alcohol consumption—their minimum drinking ages are between 10 and 15 years old.
However, no laws are more stringent than the 16 countries where alcohol is illegal to consume at any age, such as Afghanistan, Somalia, and Pakistan. Iran, whose ban on alcohol was instituted after the 1979 revolution, displayed just how serious a criminal offence drinking was in 2012, when two men were sentenced to death for drinking alcohol. The men had two prior convictions for which they each received 80 lashes.
*** end quote ***
I remember a time in my youth when in Nevada there was no speed limits, no drinking age, and prostitution was legal. The Mob ran the state and it was all very nice and peaceful.
Then, at the time, the drinking age in Pepuls Republik of Nu Jerk was 18. But I had my first beer at 14 in bar with my Dad. I drank there frequently and was never “carded” (i.e., asked for proof of age) until my 18th birthday. After that, the price of beer was half what it was when I was under age. (Guess that was the bar’s ‘risk premium’?)
SO why to we need the Gooferment telling us what we can do or put into our bodies. Are we their “human cattle”?
# – # – # – # – #