Re: IDs and privacy

Samael (
Sat, 9 Jan 1999 11:59:09 -0000

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From: Eugene Leitl <> To: <> Date: 29 December 1998 21:45
Subject: IDs and privacy

>Alexander 'Sasha' Chislenko writes:
> > An ID with a picture (of some identifiable body part) and an
> > "this person is allowed to buy alcohol" should be sufficient for the
> > shouldn't it?
>I disagree. I think this (just Californese, or is the rest of the U.S.
>privy to it?) custom of asking for an ID if a person looks younger
>than thirty is entirely laughable, and ought to be
>abolished. Everybody ought to be able to poison himself as she sees

Even 8 year olds? 10 year olds? 4 year olds? 15 year olds? When does a person know enough to relaise what effect they are having? People don't understand short term consequences when they are very young (very young being an age between 7 and 70 depending on the person in question).