jallman: "It's all good. At least you have a thick skin and can take being poked fun back at without crying. "
hate them, especially the blasting kind with nothing but a bang (and no beauty).
But I do not think it should be banned. Preferably I would love official shows only but do not think people should be limited in such a manner if they enjoy setting off fireworks. But it has to be done to very strict laws, as strict as possible. In the Netherlands firework shows are done by city council's etc. on King's Day and consumer fireworks is only allowed to be sold in the 3 days before the 31st of December but is illegal to be used until the 31st of December from 18.00 in the evening until 02.00 on the 1st of January (so all in all 8 hours).
You can only use fireworks bought in the Netherlands (due to our product safety laws) which is not as powerful as those sold (for example) in Belgium. Smuggling it across the border, storing it in an unsafe way and selling illegally imported fireworks can lead to jail and heavy fines. Setting it off before 18.00 on the 31st of December will lead to fines or alternative punishments (especially for underage offenders).
Dutch Medal count Paralympics Rio 17 gold 19 silver 26 bronze
BLADE BABE STRIKES AGAIN!!!
I'm an American.
I love stuff that goes, "BOOM"!
I find the prohibition of them, especially on the day to celebrate independence and liberty, particularly depressing and hypocritical.
On this day I say, To those whose view of liberty is merely being free to do as they are told, go **** yourself.
From the state of Maryland, where our 2nd Amendment right to bear arms does not extend beyond our doorframes and the best fireworks we can lawfully wield are sparklers designed for children...
Who left the fridge open?
Wow, been lots of Freedom sounds around this evening. Everybody and his brother celebrating their liberty.
Carefully I hope.
We didn't have a professional show this year locally; the local Nat'l military park boss and the town leaders had a falling out over it. Pity, the fire dept put on some really nice ones in years past.
But the local folks almost made up for it in volume in not quality.
Fiddling While Rome Burns
Carthago Delenda Est
"I used to roll the dice; see the fear in my enemies' eyes... listen as the crowd would sing, 'now the old king is dead, Long Live the King.'.."
How am I supposed to know how to vote without a left-leaning / right-leaning qualifier? A pox on your house.
Here, they're all illegal. I like to giggle at stories of people permanently scarring themselves because they're drunk and ****ing around with shoddy, illegal fireworks.
"To waste, to destroy, our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase its usefulness, will result in undermining in the days of our children the very prosperity which we ought by rights to hand down to them."~ Theodore Roosevelt (Message to Congress, Dec. 3, 1907)
Potential dangerous fun that should be supervised by adults and regulated during dry conditions.
I'm playing party pooper this year though. I caught sickness a couple days before today and would get a lot of folks sick, including babies...so I'm staying behind.
"We all of us know down here that politics is a tough game. And I don't think there's any point in being Irish if you don't know that the world is going to break your heart eventually."-Daniel Patrick Moynihan, December 5, 1963
My kids love them.
"Half full or half empty doesn't matter. What matters is, you've only got half a glass...so what are you going to do about it?" - Me
My kids went out tonight to a fireworks show on the waterfront, but Hubs and I stayed home and watched reruns of The Newsroom.
My dog went nuts when the idiots in my neighborhood started shooting off firecrackers, but she eventually got used to it.
Originally Posted by ChomskyOriginally Posted by OrphanSlug