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Old 07-06-2016, 12:38 AM
 
Location: Renton - Fairwood, Washington
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Yeah it can happen to anyone who disregards their own safety and acts like a complete idiot. The teen lost his leg, fingers, and possibly eyesight because he taped 180 sparklers together and lit them on fire as he stood over them. Jason Pierre-Paul lit a firework that he was holding. Thousands of people light fireworks each year without any incident. But because a few idiots make the news each year they should be banned from ever being used by anyone? I feel like this could relate to another hot topic in the news currently... fireworks don't kill people, people kill people? Or something like that...
I really could give a rat's about the whole thing...

What I do care about is the rude pricks who feel the need to shoot off fireworks till midnight keeping me and the rest of the neighborhood awake on work/school nights....

What was that you said earlier? Buy some earplugs?

NO... you can take your fireworks and drive to a secluded spot in BFE and shoot them off.

Make sense?
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Old 07-06-2016, 12:58 AM
 
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NO... you can take your fireworks and drive to a secluded spot in BFE and shoot them off.

Make sense?
Umm... I don't know why you keep responding to my posts as if I'm the one keeping you up at night. I don't have any fireworks, so I can't take them anywhere. And since all the firework stands are closed till next year, it doesn't look like I'll have any anytime soon.
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Old 07-06-2016, 02:28 AM
 
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In our neighborhood's online message board, someone actually suggested that people who were bothered by the noise of fireworks in the neighborhood should go to a hotel!! Right. A hotel for 4 nights? (since fireworks were going off here Fri, Sat, Sun, and Mon). BTW, our HOA covenants prohibit fireworks, but nothing comes between Texans and their right to be jackazzes.
That's why thinking folks generally leave Texas. You should probably consider that option. In facts, Texas can find inspiration in Brexit.
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Old 07-06-2016, 02:43 AM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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Its his own fault!!!!

Stupidness..... I feel sad also
15 years old and he's done this for many years. I feel sad it happened to him and I feel sad that no adult ever stepped in and said it's not a good idea. I saw a different video with his mother and his aunt speaking. Unbelievable.
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Old 07-06-2016, 03:55 AM
 
Location: Great Britain
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Laws are increasingly strict when it comes to fireworks, not least due to the potential for them to be used in somne type of explosive device. I am surprised that a 15 year old would be able to aquire so many so easily, as I know in most western countries now the minimum age to buy fireworks including sparkles is 18 years old and that they are only available during certain times of the year which mark special occasions.

I hope they can save this kids sight, and he makes the best possible recovery, but it's a very sad story and stark warning to others.
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Old 07-06-2016, 04:33 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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At a recent prep school commencement address, a hedge fund manager gave the following advice.
"Being a dumbass will have consequences"

True dat
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Old 07-06-2016, 05:49 AM
 
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
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Where do you live? I also live in an unincorporated county and the firework stands open up about a week before the fourth (June 25)and all the ones I passed by today were closed. Legally they can still be open through today, but not for two weeks. I've never once seen a firework stand for New Years Day.



Don't be dramatic. People are not shooting off fireworks every night for 8 weeks.



If the fireworks are that disruptive to their lives, then yes. Not really sure why I'm self absorbed. I just don't think that people are going to suddenly stop buying fireworks for the Fourth, so if it bothers you, be proactive about it. And hotels was just one of the suggestions. You could also use earplugs, noise canceling headphones, or a noise machine. There are plenty of options to deal with outside noise.

If you live somewhere where fireworks are illegal or violate your HOA covenants, then make a complaint.



Yeah, actually another person said they "literally" live in a war zone.

Not really sure what the people like me comment is about. I go to a local fair to watch fireworks. Or is that something that should be banned as well?

I am in Jefferson County and have owned this house for 12 years and had another one for 7 years prior to this one.... so yes, I am QUITE familiar with the timelines.....

and technically, you may be right because the idjyits don't typically spend as much time outdoors in December and January..... but trust me, those stands are still open and doing a brisk business in those weeks, too......
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Old 07-06-2016, 06:23 AM
 
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It was 4 solid nights of noise here, and again at New Years (2 to 4 nights depending on when the holiday falls).

There are so many reasons why disturbing someone's sleep is not cool. Maybe your neighbor is a surgeon who darn well better be well-rested before showing up for work, or a veteran with PTSD triggered by the sound of fireworks..... or in ICU and just came home (as my neighbor's baby did)
Ok, perhaps my criticism of the party poopers was a little too harsh. I can understand one or two nights of fun, but not four.
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This is the guy. Granted he was drunk at the time so not stupid but don't drink and light up fireworks.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...from-his-head/
How many times have the uttered words of: "Hold my beer, and watch this" led to disaster? Given the power of the one that killed him, I dont think it came from a firework stand.

Rather, he might have bought it from this Arizona guy's cousin in Maine:PD: Man killed in explosion was making fireworks - ABC15 Arizona

Evidently they stand stuff was a little too tame, so he decided to make his own.

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Old 07-06-2016, 06:33 AM
 
Location: Renton - Fairwood, Washington
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Umm... I don't know why you keep responding to my posts as if I'm the one keeping you up at night. I don't have any fireworks, so I can't take them anywhere. And since all the firework stands are closed till next year, it doesn't look like I'll have any anytime soon.
Because you were the one who posted as if it was "no big deal"... That's why.


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I'm sure people living in actual war zones would trade places with you in a second. Really? 3-4 nights of fireworks and you want to act like you're living in Baghdad.

And each one of those people were shocked and surprised that fireworks were being set off for the Fourth of July? It happens every year. If it is really that disruptive to your life, then yeah get a hotel room, use a noise machine or buy some earplugs.
Anyway... I'm gonna post a video on New Year's of the annual neighborhood fireworks show.

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Old 07-06-2016, 07:12 AM
 
Location: Born & Raised DC > Carolinas > Seattle > Denver
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A 15-year-old Texas boy suffered horrific injuries when a homemade“sparkler bomb” made of 180 sparklers exploded on him Saturday, his family said
Welp, there ya go.

Don't get me wrong, we were all young once and did dumb things. I feel badly for the kid. But some things just seem like a bad idea...............
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