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he voting age was reduced when the Bill's provisions came into force on 1 July 2007. Austria thus became the first member of the European Union, and the first of the developed world democracies, to adopt a voting age of 16 for all purposes.
Brazil lowered the voting age from 18 to 16 in the 1988 constitution. The presidential election of 1989 was the first with the lower voting age. People between the ages 18 and 70 are required to vote.
In June 2015, the Scottish Parliament voted unanimously to reduce the voting age to 16 for Scottish Parliament elections and Scottish local government elections.
originally posted by: TinySickTears
30 year olds soak tampons in hooch and stick them in their ass.
We also have cause to doubt by virtue of a couple of experiments done by empirically-minded bloggers in 2011. The first, by Betsy Phillips of Tiny Cat Pants, consisted of dunking a variety of tampons in whiskey to ascertain the feasibility of inserting them pre-soaked, with and without applicators, into actual bodily orifices. The results weren't encouraging. Cardboard applicators simply fell apart during soaking. Tampons immersed while still inside plastic applicators expanded to such a degree that they got stuck and couldn't be ejected. Tampons removed from their applicators before soaking absorbed plenty of alcohol but became fat, soggy, and limp — "more proof those aren't going in any orifice in a fun way," Phillips observed.
But the prize for Selfless Dedication to Debunkery goes to Huffington Post managing editor Danielle Crittenden, who not only soaked tampons in alcohol to observe what happened, but — with no applicator at all, mind you — inserted one "where it was supposed to go" to see what would happen.
Herewith, an excerpt from Crittenden's report: It felt like someone had thrown a lit match in there. I began hopping around and breathing in the rapid, short puffs I'd learned in birth classes, so long ago, before I realized I didn't need to breathe like that if I took the epidural.... The burning didn't let up. How long was I supposed to leave it there?! I waited. And waited. If this was supposed to get me in the mood, it wasn't working. It did get me lying down though, because both standing and sitting proved to be excruciating.
originally posted by: theantediluvian
Imagine politicians targeting the high school demographic with advertising and rhetoric.
originally posted by: StallionDuck
Saw this coming. They're trying to monopolise on the Hogg guy influencing all those kiddies.
originally posted by: DBCowboy
........the logic makes no sense.
If you aren't mature enough or emotionally stable enough to own a firearm until 21, then what makes people think that a person is emotionally stable and mature enough to properly cast a vote?
originally posted by: amazing
We should definitely let them vote.
We keep voting in the same idiots over and over in congress. How smart are we? Not very.
We had Hillary vs Trump in the last election. How smart are we? Not very.
We had Mitt Romney as the best candidate to beat Obama last time? LOL How dumb are we.
And you guys think 16 year olds will make worse choices than us? Wow!
Let them vote. They can't possibly do a worse job than us.