things you can legally do when you turn 18?
Mar 5, 2006 at 5:37 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 55

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Help me out here... My friend just turned 18 and I want to give her a list of things she can legally do now that she turned 18. I know that there are websites that have lists of these things but for some reason Google doesn't want to cooperate tonight!

If anyone can help out, that would be much appreciated
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Mar 5, 2006 at 5:48 AM Post #4 of 55

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Yes it does depend on the state, but there are many general things you can do. I'm sure she knows a bunch of them, but there are obscure things that you can do after turning 18. I just thought it would be funny to give a list to her along with her card.
 
Mar 5, 2006 at 5:48 AM Post #5 of 55

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hmm, i believe the big one is that you can legally have sexual intercourse with people over the age 18 now without it being considered Statutory Rape, because legally no intercourse before 18 can be considered Consensual if it's with an adult. the same goes for performing in the adult entertainment industry, 18 is the magic number.

amazingly, most states still have the legal age to drink as 21 - shouldn't the two ages be flipped for these? nevermind!
 
Mar 5, 2006 at 5:49 AM Post #6 of 55

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hmm, i believe the big one is that you can legally have sexual intercourse with people over the age 18 now without it being considered Statutory Rape, because legally no intercourse before 18 can be considered Consensual if it's with an adult. the same goes for performing in the adult entertainment industry, 18 is the magic number.

amazingly, most states still have the legal age to drink as 21 - shouldn't the two ages be flipped for these? nevermind!



nah, they should just make drinking age like 15
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Mar 5, 2006 at 5:49 AM Post #7 of 55

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Some, off the top of somebody else's head.

Join the military
Vote
Buy tobacco
Buy firearms
Get married
Have sex with other adults
Dance naked in a strip club
Rent adult films
Star in adult films
Get tattooed
Play the lottery
Buy a house

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Mar 5, 2006 at 5:50 AM Post #8 of 55

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oh, at 18 you can also vote and you are allowed to serve in the military.

but you still can't drink.
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Mar 5, 2006 at 5:53 AM Post #9 of 55

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Firam
Some, off the top of somebody else's head.

Join the military
Vote
Buy tobacco
Buy firearms
Get married
Have sex with other adults
Dance naked in a strip club
Rent adult films
Star in adult films
Get tattooed
Play the lottery
Buy a house

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Good list, we can work from here I guess.

She can buy a lighter! How cool is that!?!?
 
Mar 5, 2006 at 6:03 AM Post #10 of 55

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oh, at 18 you can also vote and you are allowed to serve in the military.


you can legally serve in the military at the age of 17
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(just need parents' permission)
 
Mar 5, 2006 at 6:42 AM Post #11 of 55

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you can legally serve in the military at the age of 17
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(just need parents' permission)



Well if you can join the military I suppose that means she can kill people too.
 
Mar 5, 2006 at 6:48 AM Post #12 of 55

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Good list, we can work from here I guess.

She can buy a lighter! How cool is that!?!?



do you actually have to be 18 to buy a lighter? if thats a real law its never enforced (in CT atleast)
 
Mar 5, 2006 at 6:57 AM Post #13 of 55

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Now I'm not sure if it's a real law, but a lot of stores won't sell lighters to minors.
 

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