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mzee
07-07-2012, 08:47 PM
So- a kid has to be 18 years of age before being allowed to buy a 'Scratchy' ticket! But the same kid is deemed to be intelligent and mature enough to get married and raise a child at 16! They can also drive. But God forbid they buy a ticket!

Cato
07-07-2012, 08:58 PM
Wrong. Parental consent is required to marry if you are under 18.

The issue is, if you can buy a gambling ticket, why can't 18 year olds go to casinos, too?

mzee
07-07-2012, 09:18 PM
Wrong. Parental consent is required to marry if you are under 18.

The issue is, if you can buy a gambling ticket, why can't 18 year olds go to casinos, too?
You can marry at 16 if you do not live with your parents, and are not supported by them, or have no parents or Guardians.
I see no reason for admitting a 16 year old to a Casino just because he can buy a lottery ticket. The Casino would be treated the same as a Bar.

Bobh
07-07-2012, 09:48 PM
I have never been into a Casino and I seldom gamble. Do they serve alcohol in a Casino? Alcohol and gambling not a good combination for an under 18 year old.

lakewoodlady
07-07-2012, 09:48 PM
They should just make everything legal at age 20 and be done with it. Would save a lot of confusion, let's face it, who really is responsible at 16 for any of those thing just mentioned?

LL

Bobh
07-07-2012, 09:59 PM
We used to celebrate the coming of age when we reached twenty one. Now days there is confusion about the coming of age whether it is eighteen or twenty.

Read here (http://www.makenewzealandhome.com/content.asp?pageid=135) for legal ages in New Zealand.

The Error Guy
07-07-2012, 10:35 PM
I think driving is ok at 16, it's needed for a lot of travel and jobs etc. You need to be 17 now for a restricted or is it 17.5? Drinking will always be debated, it's a maturity thing. Some people never grow up. When younger most kids are stupid with money, gambling is a problem now, would be worse with younger ones.

at 16, sure it's possible to get married but unless you are real stupid or really in love (or forced) I doubt any 16 year old kid is looking to get stuck with a bloke/shelia for the rest of their lives!

prefect
07-07-2012, 10:41 PM
imo
16 for rooting
18 voting
10 for criminal responsibility
15 for drivers licence
18 for combat duty
20 for marriage
18 for gambling
14 for gun licence
16 for stick books and porn movies
18 for buying piss

WalOne
07-07-2012, 11:10 PM
Did you know :

You can learn to fly at any age?

But you can't fly solo until you're 16 (i.e. you're in the airplane for the very first time by yourself. Your instructor has done a runner with the instructions "bring it back in one piece", or "don't bend it" or words to that effect).

At 16 you can earn a Private Pilots Licence (i.e. take mum and dad, GF BF etc for joy rides).

At 17 you can earn a commercial pilots licence (i.e. get paid to fly).

I don't think age is the criterion here. What is important for flying is, a strictly supervised training course with professionally trained and qualified instructors. Driving a car ideally should be the same, but in most cases is left to family or friends to act as instructors. The point of this is, with supervised and qualified training, anything is achievable.

Given enough time and training, you could teach a chimp to fly a 747 or a car. These are mechanical skills.

But at 16, one does not have the life skills to cope with the fickle demands of emotions. Be those emotions in coping with the enticing promises of a quick buck at the Casino, or the judgement to make a sound or mature selection of a life partner. (I married for the first time at 23, and I didn't have that maturity).

:2cents:

mzee
08-07-2012, 12:35 AM
I left school at 15, always carried weapons, went in to Bars, completely independent. I didn't get married until I was 30 when we were drunk, long story. Had to leave her behind when I was deported for political reasons.

Cato
08-07-2012, 01:21 AM
You can marry at 16 if you do not live with your parents, and are not supported by them, or have no parents or Guardians.
I see no reason for admitting a 16 year old to a Casino just because he can buy a lottery ticket. The Casino would be treated the same as a Bar.

Not what I meant, you have to be 20 to enter a Casino.
Gambling is gambling in my book.

As for marriage you still need a legal guardian or a Judge to approve the marriage if you are under 18.

Twelvevolts
08-07-2012, 11:43 AM
imo
16 for rooting
18 voting
10 for criminal responsibility
15 for drivers licence
18 for combat duty
20 for marriage
18 for gambling
14 for gun licence
16 for stick books and porn movies
18 for buying piss

Geez Prefect - how are you going to hold up a bank at ten years old if you're not allowed the gun until you're 14, and can't buy the booze until 18 to summon up the courage to hit the bank.

Surely you should be allowed a few years practicing with the gun and booze before you're held accountable for the robbery?

Then again - breaching the gun, booze and robbery laws in one go at aged 10 would give you the three strikes right there, and you could walk out on parole aged twenty to your real life sentence a.k.a marriage.

Good thinking there Prefect - you're on the right track as usual.

Metla
08-07-2012, 02:07 PM
Does anyone really care that a 16 year old can't buy a 'Scratchy' ticket?

I can't see how that relates to the biological ability to be impregnated.

Cicero
08-07-2012, 02:23 PM
I can't see how that relates to the biological ability to be impregnated.

No, but slightly off topic, the latter is much more fun!

As I m sure most would agree.

Iantech
08-07-2012, 02:27 PM
No, but slightly off topic, the latter is much more fun!

As I m sure most would agree.And in some cases lasts about the same amount of time lol

Cicero
08-07-2012, 02:41 PM
Sorry to hear that Ian, very sad.

Richard
08-07-2012, 02:52 PM
These days I'd sooner win the $1000 Cicero.

Cicero
08-07-2012, 04:03 PM
These days I'd sooner win the $1000 Cicero.

But then Richard, you haven't had a trip to Thailand, who knows what might arrise.

mikebartnz
08-07-2012, 05:22 PM
Sorry to hear that Ian, very sad.
:D:thumbs:

mikebartnz
08-07-2012, 05:22 PM
But then Richard, you haven't had a trip to Thailand, who knows what might rise.
Fixed that for you Cicero.

CrashBandicoot
08-07-2012, 06:18 PM
Maybe it's so kids wont spend their $2 on a scratchy than realize they have lost $2 and kill them self.

Richard
08-07-2012, 06:29 PM
I have been to Thailand Cic, and nothing arose or raised (much). Thanks for the encouraging thought Mike.