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21. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

Quoting Peter

Quoting Wocca

the australian laws must be stricter in this regard then

Why do you say that? Do you know of any laws against this?

That was in reply to an earlier post. It's all been very clearly explained now. Thanks

22. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

Quoting Peter

Isa, interesting about beer sites having an age restriction! Wow! So, not only is it illegal to drink beer before the age of 21 in the US, but it's also illegal to look at it and read about it What if someone was doing a school project on 'The Marketing of Alcohol'? Beer manufacturers are still allowed to advertise though right? So what's different about having a website 'brochure'? Seems very strange to me.

Actually Peter it is even weirder than that...Alcohol laws vary by state....times it is ok to buy alcohol (you can't buy between the hours of 2 am to 7am mon thru Sat..then Sun 2am until noon Sunday!)....And in Michigan it is illegal to have lighted or neon beer or alcohol signs! But it is perfectly legal in the next state over! (We owned a bar for quiet a while;) )

23. Posted by Peter (Admin 5789 posts) 11y

Quoting Cupcake

Actually Peter it is even weirder than that...Alcohol laws vary by state....times it is ok to buy alcohol (you can't buy between the hours of 2 am to 7am mon thru Sat..then Sun 2am until noon Sunday!)....And in Michigan it is illegal to have lighted or neon beer or alcohol signs! But it is perfectly legal in the next state over! (We owned a bar for quiet a while;) )

Hmm, I wonder if we would even be allowed to have this discussion under US law ? Maybe we should add a '21 and over' warning.. hehe

The US liquor laws are one of the most puzzling things to me. When we were there last year, someone wouldn't sell us alcohol at a supermarket, because they figured an Australian passport wasn't valid as identification I mean, that's just paranoid!

24. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 11y

We are happy to tell quite personal information to each other - just look at the various off-topic threads - yet our date of birth is private!

25. Posted by GretaGarbo (Full Member 48 posts) 11y

I put in the birthday of the real Greta Garbo, instead of mine.
This because birthday is part of the Swedish civic number (like social security number), and unfortunately, if you know the birthday of a Swedish citizen you can retrieve all kinds of information from the authorities, like where a person lives, their (declared) income etc.
Internet publishing and an open society sometimes clash...

26. Posted by areinstein (Travel Guru 2788 posts) 11y

Quoting Peter

The US liquor laws are one of the most puzzling things to me. When we were there last year, someone wouldn't sell us alcohol at a supermarket, because they figured an Australian passport wasn't valid as identification I mean, that's just paranoid!

Yes they are Peter...sometimes it gets to be a pain. We go out boating sometimes on Sundays (early in the morning) and if we didnt get our liquor on Saturday we are SOL, cant buy alcohol until noon on Sundays. At the stadiums, no alcohol is served after half time for football games...I believe 5th or 6th inning for baseball games and so on...

The girl at the supermarket wouldnt sell beer to my husband last weeekend cause he didnt bring his ID!!! I mean, yes, you should bring your ID regardless but he certainly looks over 21 by now...
I had to get out of the car, bring my license and buy the beer for him. The cashier said, two girls got fired last week for not carding people...and if a mother is with her child and she is swiping a card, she cant let the kid do it if she is buying alcohol...come on!!! give it a rest!!!!

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