British Logic [Pic]

Submitted by: jono142 3 years ago in Weird

Not very logical...
There are 18 comments:
Male 24
driving a car is 17, bonus points deducted x2. a motorbike`s 16
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Female 2,691
Can play the lottery and casinos at 18.
Can get married without parental permission at 18.
Can sign a contract you will be legally liable for at 18.
At 18, can get charged with sex crimes if you **** a girl/boy friend under the age of 18.

Can buy smokes at 18.
Can drive a car at 16!!! (Double bonus points!)

Will be charged as an adult if you commit a crime, at 18.

Can buy dangerous spray paints and other inhalants, at 18.

Can enlist your dumbass in the military at 18, even if your parents protest. Bonus points: can die for your country!

But just try to buy a drink in a bar or restaurant, or score some wine for your dinner party. >BUZZER< Sit back down!

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Male 6,105
Nice Av Blargbot
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Male 712
At least we`re only waiting until eighteen. And at least we`re only waiting officially.
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Male 108
Ah, I did some more research. It seems under 21 drinking on military bases used to be more the norm. Now, the age is based on local law. And base commanders can make it 21 at their discretion.
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Male 108
N-Vet,
I thought standard OP was that you could drink on base if over 18.
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Male 105
When I was in the US Navy back in the `90s If you were stationed at a base near the Mexico border, the clubs at one of the bases (32nd Street for San Diego), you could get beer at 18. That was until some congressman found out and pushed to have the rule changed.
They allowed it initially with the thought that better underage drinking on base than getting rolled and arrested in Tijuana. The base clubs went from packed MWR moneymakers to empty money pits overnight...
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Male 7,774
Darnit we really are numbnuts.
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Male 679
Andrew155:

I think you read way too much into some of my posts. (Also, I am well aware the US is far from alone on it`s service age policy - I didn`t just fall off the truck last night.)

I`m simply commenting on the inconsistent logic involved with age related restrictions and policies.

My point is that if someone is deemed old enough to be killed for their country, they should be old enough to have some drinks.

And don`t hand me any BS about 17 year old drunks killing people in accidents. There are plenty of people from ALL age groups that kill in drunk driving accidents. It is in no way unique to those under 21 - not even close.

And finally, yes, I am for some regulation. But I usually prefer consistency and common sense to be included in heavy doses.
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Female 8,045
I defer Listypoos- I lifted that from the net. I always figured it was stupid- you could sign up to be sent into war by a government you could not vote for yet.
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Male 2,578
piratefish - we`re definitely not the only country with 17, firstly.

Here are some countries that I bet you wish America was more like:

Austria, 17.
Canada, 16 for reserves, 17 with consent.
France, 17
Germany, 17
Norway, 16 home guard, 17 otherwise. 16 in times of war.


But regardless, 17 year old recruits don`t get shipped of to war.

I`m not sure if your point is that the military age is too low, or the drinking age is too high. Regardless, the stats show that 17 year olds kill lots and lots of people with alcohol every year. So maybe that`s why. Don`t you like regulations, after all? It`s for the greater good, man.
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Male 3,147
Madduck, I thought you did need parental consent when joining up at 16. We had one youngster on our intake and I`m pretty sure he said his parents had signed something.

Poor sod wasn`t allowed anywhere near the naafi bar of course.

Also, he`d signed on for 9 years (+ six in the reserves after) which was the standard starting contract at the time...but his `reckonable` service wouldn`t have begun to start until his 18th birthday. So really he`d have to do 11 + 6.
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Male 679
I always thought it absurd that in the US you can join the military at 18 (17 with parental permission) and be shipped off to war to be killed, yet you`re only old enough to handle alcohol at 21.

Yep, you`re old enough to be killed for your country at 17 or 18, but you`re just not ready to handle alcohol yet.
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Male 7,123
16 to join but 18 for active service.

18 to drink in a bar but 16 to have wine, beer or cider with a meal with parents in a licensed establishment.

18 to watch porn. Yeah, .right
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Female 8,045
We can indeed buy alcohol at 18, I took mine to the pub on their birthdays ( largely to make sure the landlord knew they were old enough as the ID had not arrived LOL)
You can join army at 16- no permission required but if you wanted to join up younger you would have to ask your parents.
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Male 14,331
You can join the army there at 16? Do you need parental consent guess you can do that here at 17 with permission.
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Male 15,261
Yup, but they can still get buy drink and get passed out drunk at 18.
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Male 378
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