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Old 27 June 2018, 22:43
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I love fireworks but the morons that live around me start shooting them from the first night the tents are up selling them until about July 15th.

Some nights they shoot them almost all night long.
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I only zip up for one night, but yeah, it really doesn't matter what night the friends and I do fireworks, as long as it's a few days in vicinity of the 4th, plenty of others are doing it as well to accommodate our schedule.
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Old 27 June 2018, 22:46
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Fireworks = Darwin at work.

Banning kids from blowing shit up is what is wrong with America today.
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Old 27 June 2018, 23:32
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I don't mind fireworks, in a general sense. What I hate is all the fucking assholes who have no situational awareness. Most years, yeah, its 4th of July, 'Murica!

Some years, it hasn't rained in months, everything is dry as fuck, and I live on 10 acres of timber that's going to fund my retirement. Is really too much to ask that you act like an adult under such conditions?

Either way, random gun fire always pisses me off. I have no idea where those rounds are going,. or how drunk Mr. Weekend warrior is. But hey, its a free country until someone gets hurt...

Anyway, This year is a good year, weather wise. Fire for effect!
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Old 28 June 2018, 01:42
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I don't mind fireworks at all on the 4th. It's the people shooting shit off on the rest of the nights that week that bug me. Save your illegal mortars for the holiday and not three nights before.
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Old 28 June 2018, 02:13
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Fireworks = Darwin at work.

Banning kids from blowing shit up is what is wrong with America today.
Fireworks equals Darwin, If and only if those that figured it out actually survived.

I don’t remember if I was banned from blowing shit up, but I did and only got caught once or twice.

The scar on my back has probably healed, it was where I was hit with an exploding bottle rock. If someone saw it fresh today, one of my parents would’ve been accused of burning me with a lit cigarette.

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Old 28 June 2018, 05:14
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Banning kids from blowing shit up is what is wrong with America today.

I think you can add playing with guns in the list of problems.

I've got a stack of the fire lanterns that freak people out. Probably not as effective on the 4th, but I had a screeching neighbor lady fully believing that she was seeing UFO's, I never set her straight as she is an asshole.
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Old 28 June 2018, 07:14
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I had enough fireworks in the Infantry. But they do drive my dogs crazy. The smell of cordite and napalm still does things to me though!
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Old 28 June 2018, 07:25
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Fireworks, I love them, the local Police do not. Everything but Fountains/sparklers are illegal in RI. So I have everything else to shoot up into the sky. Only one problem..... I'm in bed before it's dark most nights. But I still cannot go by a NH Fireworks Store and not buy anything.
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Old 28 June 2018, 07:52
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Fireworks are awesome...blow them up unless you are sitting in the middle of a dry field. Be smart about it. My daughter and I go out in the back with the city legal poppers and have a field day for an hour or so. You can't replace the look of happiness on her face.

If people can't handle the proper way to detonate, then Darwin will have work to do and I think we're all okay with that.

Vet PTSD signs over fireworks are just screaming "look at me and treat me special."

My dog can go in her kennel for a night with a little of her puppy prozac and she'll be fine.
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Old 28 June 2018, 09:04
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I always find it funny, that it seems that many who bitch about PTSD for veterans because of fireworks, aren't veterans.
I'm pretty sure that 99% of all Vets know when it's the 4th of July and will take action accordingly. The thing that gets me more than the explosion is actually sirens. Or driving by trash on the road. I still get a little apprehensive because of trash. It is what it is. To ask the rest of the country to not blow up fireworks because of any veteran issues is silly. I love fireworks.
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Old 28 June 2018, 09:53
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I had enough fireworks in the Infantry. But they do drive my dogs crazy. The smell of cordite and napalm still does things to me though!
A whiff of baked bacon or diesel smoke does it for me.

Only have 1 of 4 dogs who hates thunder or fireworks. We just shut him up in the central bathroom when things get loud.
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Old 28 June 2018, 10:11
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I love fireworks on the 4th, New Years, etc. But to echo several posts above, a lot of people have more money than common-sense.

I also lived in a neighborhood where a drunk guy upset with the HOA would fire off mortars at 8:58pm, non-holidays are restricted to 9pm for noise ordinances. Now that I have a young child, it would really fuck up bedtime. I normally took care of the issue myself.
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Old 28 June 2018, 10:43
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It's okay if you have PTSD and fireworks affects you. I won't rag on anyone for that. But Sharky has it right. If you put out a sign, you're a fucking dipshit.
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Old 28 June 2018, 10:49
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I always find it funny, that it seems that many who bitch about PTSD for veterans because of fireworks, aren't veterans.
I'm pretty sure that 99% of all Vets know when it's the 4th of July and will take action accordingly. The thing that gets me more than the explosion is actually sirens. Or driving by trash on the road. I still get a little apprehensive because of trash. It is what it is. To ask the rest of the country to not blow up fireworks because of any veteran issues is silly. I love fireworks.
Here's the sign I'm putting up in my front yard.

Where did you get that sign? My neighbors, who already think they live next to Hunter S. Thompson, would get a kick out of that.
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Old 28 June 2018, 10:58
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My neighbors, who already think they live next to Hunter S. Thompson, would get a kick out of that.
Ya know, somehow this doesn't surprise me in the least.
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Old 28 June 2018, 13:28
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Where did you get that sign? My neighbors, who already think they live next to Hunter S. Thompson, would get a kick out of that.
Breach, bang, clear website, I just copied and pasted it.
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Old 28 June 2018, 15:44
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I am all for fireworks and the fun that ensues. I remember these from the good olí days.... and Roman candles...
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Old 28 June 2018, 15:58
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I am all for fireworks and the fun that ensues. I remember these from the good ol’ days.... and Roman candles...
Cherry bombs, and a Wham-O Slingshot.
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Old 28 June 2018, 16:19
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Old 28 June 2018, 16:52
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