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  •  It's our Calvinist/Fundamentalist heritage. (13+ / 0-)

    Drinking is eeeeeevulll, so we must throw up prohibitions or at least taboos everywhere, damn the costs.

    Here too the Europeans are all over us.  In most countries I've visited on that continent, most folks don't even know what the legal drinking age is -- because it's just no big deal.  On the other hand, the blood alcohol limit in those countries is always lower than in the strictest of our states, and in several of them it's 0.0%.  On the other hand, either the towns are compact, or cities have decent mass transit even well into the morning, so drunk driving is less of a problem than it is here.

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    by corvo on Sat Jun 29, 2013 at 03:29:05 AM PDT

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