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#16    No Censorship

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 04:01 AM

View PostDieChecker, on 26 September 2013 - 03:54 AM, said:

I've heard that most people in Europe don't get a drivers license till they are over 20.

A lot depends on the environment. Space and traffic play roles, as do the layouts of roads and streets. That's why you'll find younger drivers in rural places than in urban ones. By the way, it sounds like Europe is our inverse when it comes to drinking/driving ages.

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 04:04 AM

View PostDetective Mystery 2013, on 26 September 2013 - 03:50 AM, said:

Most of us had a driver's license at sixteen when we were in high school, and we lived to tell the tale. I can understand some arguments that claim that it's too young to independently drive at that age, but your recommendation on the age restriction goes a bit too far, in my opinion. I'm not sure what you mean by "franchise", either. Since you're probably not referring to fast food restaurants, I take it that you mean state-sanctioned official adulthood, legally recognized by all locations and tiers of government.
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Posted 26 September 2013 - 05:05 AM

What would the legal implications be for the parents of these "25 years old children" if this recommendation is adopted as a legal measure? I don't know about UK, but in continental Europe the age of becoming legally an adult is being constantly lowered, yet parents are still held responsible for their children's actions in some areas. There are some politicians (seeking to increase the number of voters) here who were for lowering the age from 18 to 16, one can imagine the resulting mess! My conclusion at the time was that these politicians have never been within 100 km from teenagers; but 25 years old?  Why veer from one extreme to the other?


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Posted 26 September 2013 - 05:15 AM

Younger people seem to be easily swayed by men on white horses; as you age you become more skeptical.

But don't listen to me -- I think elections are a farce anyway -- name recognition, handsomeness, presentation skills, image, irrelevant details about a person's history, money, more money, lots of money.  These and various tricks such as party nomination control, gerrymandering, ballot stuffing, multiple voting, "discovered" packets of uncounted votes, last-minute scurrilous phone calls, etc. almost ad infinitum render the whole thing an exercise in fooling the public that they actually have a voice.


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Posted 26 September 2013 - 03:56 PM

View PostDieChecker, on 26 September 2013 - 03:53 AM, said:

In many places of the world where living is a lot harder, they consider the kids grown at 15 or 16. I personnally feel that you're an adult when you could have your own babies and successfully take care of them (given you have money?).

Using this standard, the adult age would very depending on the person, with ome never growing up.

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 03:58 PM

View Postdanielost, on 26 September 2013 - 03:56 PM, said:

Using this standard, the adult age would very depending on the person, with ome never growing up.

We have that nowadays too... no matter if we call certain people grown up or not.

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 04:31 PM

It's about brain development, not the ability to have kids.

People under 25 should continue to wear pull ups and go to bed on time.

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 07:10 PM

This study is probably going to be irrelevant soon anyways. Brain science is still fairly new.

We use to think that after you grew up the brain never changed. Now we know that your brain rewires throughout your whole life

We also use to think that we don't make new brain cells, but we found out that things like exercise sleep and meditation actually do.

I personally think they will learn that our brain actually "develops" throughout the majority of our life.

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 07:11 PM

View PostFrank Merton, on 26 September 2013 - 05:15 AM, said:

Younger people seem to be easily swayed by men on white horses; as you age you become more skeptical.

But don't listen to me -- I think elections are a farce anyway -- name recognition, handsomeness, presentation skills, image, irrelevant details about a person's history, money, more money, lots of money.  These and various tricks such as party nomination control, gerrymandering, ballot stuffing, multiple voting, "discovered" packets of uncounted votes, last-minute scurrilous phone calls, etc. almost ad infinitum render the whole thing an exercise in fooling the public that they actually have a voice.

Would you rather we have no elections and let one group of people makes the decisions for everyone :innocent:

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 07:30 PM

I have been wondering where obama got the age twenty-five, for allowing kids to remain on their parents insurance from.

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