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(San Luis Obispo Tribune)   California legislature considering bill aimed at allowing college students to just spit if they're not quite ready to swallow   (sanluisobispo.com) divider line 19
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2014-06-20 09:04:02 PM  
Or they could just join the civilized world, and reduce the drinking age to something actually  reasonable.

Kudos for the awesome headline though, subby.
 
2014-06-20 09:08:50 PM  
Hur hur hur
 
2014-06-20 10:11:44 PM  

NeedlesslyCanadian: Or they could just join the civilized world, and reduce the drinking age to something actually  reasonable.

Kudos for the awesome headline though, subby.


The federal government would cut off highway funds.
 
2014-06-20 10:22:34 PM  

RobertBruce: NeedlesslyCanadian: Or they could just join the civilized world, and reduce the drinking age to something actually  reasonable.

Kudos for the awesome headline though, subby.

The federal government would cut off highway funds.



FTFA: Twelve states, including Oregon, Washington and New York, already have similar laws on the books.

Unless the government cut off highway funds to those states too, it sounds like they don't have a problem with this.

Heck, in Wisconsin minors can straight up drink in bars if they're with a parent or guardian of legal age.
 
2014-06-21 01:44:27 AM  

TuteTibiImperes: RobertBruce: NeedlesslyCanadian: Or they could just join the civilized world, and reduce the drinking age to something actually  reasonable.

Kudos for the awesome headline though, subby.

The federal government would cut off highway funds.


FTFA: Twelve states, including Oregon, Washington and New York, already have similar laws on the books.

Unless the government cut off highway funds to those states too, it sounds like they don't have a problem with this.

Heck, in Wisconsin minors can straight up drink in bars if they're with a parent or guardian of legal age.


TuteTibiImperes: RobertBruce: NeedlesslyCanadian: Or they could just join the civilized world, and reduce the drinking age to something actually  reasonable.

Kudos for the awesome headline though, subby.

The federal government would cut off highway funds.


FTFA: Twelve states, including Oregon, Washington and New York, already have similar laws on the books.

Unless the government cut off highway funds to those states too, it sounds like they don't have a problem with this.

Heck, in Wisconsin minors can straight up drink in bars if they're with a parent or guardian of legal age.


You missed the point. The National Minimum Drinking Age Act of 1984 withheld federal highway money from states that did not raise the age to purchase and possess alcohol to 21.

Crafting loopholes for craft vinters is nice and reasonable, but the 21 drinking age is not.
 
2014-06-21 02:10:54 AM  
But like many other students majoring in viticulture and enology at colleges in California

If this isn't the very definition of white people majors, then nothing else can possibly qualify.
 
2014-06-21 04:25:48 AM  
Young people problems.
 
2014-06-21 04:29:25 AM  
You can be called to die for your country, but you can't have a drink in honor of your fallen bretheren.
 
2014-06-21 04:48:35 AM  

Lsherm: But like many other students majoring in viticulture and enology at colleges in California

If this isn't the very definition of white people majors, then nothing else can possibly qualify.


To be fair, Cal Poly is both well known for agriculture-related majors, and also has a campus located in a prime California wine-growing region.
Offering viticulture as a major is something I'd *expect* them to do, as they're perfectly situated to do so; frankly it'd be dumb not to.

Along the same lines, UCSD, being located in a city well-known for the huge number of microbreweries, offers a whole range of classes on both brewing beer as well as starting and running a brewery / micro-brewery.  Apparently they often have classes taught by, or guest lectures from people from Stone, Port/Lost Abbey, etc.
 
2014-06-21 05:02:30 AM  
Which one is it baby Spitz or Swallows?
 
2014-06-21 07:30:35 AM  

violentsalvation: You missed the point. The National Minimum Drinking Age Act of 1984 withheld federal highway money from states that did not raise the age to purchase and possess alcohol to 21.

Crafting loopholes for craft vinters is nice and reasonable, but the 21 drinking age is not.


Careful. MADD will get mad and then you'll be in a world of hurt. They'd be happy to set the minimum drinking age to 85.
 
2014-06-21 08:29:56 AM  
that sounds great.  but what about all the 16-yr-old girls out there who want to train for a career doing porn movies?  will they create loopholes in the law so they can have sex with people now?

the 21-yr-old drinking age is stupid.  but its also stupid to offer college degrees to people who aren't old enough to legally engage in the activity required by the degree.
 
2014-06-21 08:59:26 AM  
The best thing about growing up in Detroit area was that Windsor with its drinking age set at 19 and fully nude nudie bars was a short drive away.
 
2014-06-21 09:11:30 AM  
It's legal for minors to drink communion wine, right? Write a similar exception into the law.
 
2014-06-21 09:11:33 AM  
Spitters are quitters.
 
2014-06-21 11:35:53 AM  

violentsalvation: You missed the point. The National Minimum Drinking Age Act of 1984 withheld federal highway money from states that did not raise the age to purchase and possess alcohol to 21.

Crafting loopholes for craft vinters is nice and reasonable, but the 21 drinking age is not.


It's an 8% reduction.  It's less money than half the states gave up when they failed to expand Medicaid.

And it only requires that it be technically illegal.  Set the penalty at $.01, with a maximum annual fine of $.01, and it meets the requirement.  Prohibit cops from asking anyone under 21 "what's in that bottle?" and create the crime of "conducting an alcohol sting operation", and if the cops do it anyway, charge them and fire them.  Make it illegal to check ID for alcohol purchases.  With cases like this, prohibit universities from setting age requirements for any classes, and give them a liability exemption.

There are plenty of ways to work around the federal law as it exists.
 
2014-06-21 02:44:47 PM  
A lady never spits.......Never!
 
2014-06-22 12:51:23 AM  
Interesting that this isn't coming from Davis. I'd be fine with an exemption at Davis where they have a history of teaching about alcohol and fermentation. Poly has zilch to do with agriculture.  F that. If poly wants to cut into the Davis' curriculum perhaps theres too much money going to poly and they could have their budget slashed.

/dont think the state should be paying twice for the same niche program
 
2014-06-22 02:21:45 PM  
does not approve
 
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