You guys really know how to celebrate independence

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  1. blazer

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    I saw this on Facebook and just shook my head.
     
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    I hate when people set off fireworks. So many communities do a fantastic show, there is no need to do it in your backyard.
     
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    Yes, saw that earlier today. Can we say stupidity? Also, this was alcohol-related...still, that's that guy's stupidity...don't drink then.
     
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    Sad and stupid. His brother rushed over to resuscitate him and evidently there was really nothing there to resuscitate.
     
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    All they need to do is amend the warnings to read:

    Place launcher on a hard, smooth, level surface (other than your head).

    Oh, and Blazer, we Americans don't need to be celebrating 4th of July to pull stunts like this. Trust me on that.
     
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    Yeah, I guess they need to add the warning on the label "do not put on your head".
     
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    Im constantly amazed at how powerful these things are. I'm surprised they're legal anywhere. Indeed they were dangerous when I grew up in the 80's, but now there is little comparison...these things are like mini-bombs or something, way too advanced IMO to be sold to regular people.
     
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    You can't buy or set off fireworks in the state of Ohio, but people just drive elsewhere and bring them back. The town over from where I live had a fire from private individuals setting off fireworks; I am hoping the people are charged with something.

    Fireworks are beautiful to watch, but leave it to the professionals.
     
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    Well as one of your former oppressors I wish you a prosperous 240th year of independence. It's not to late to come back!
     
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    Blazer, on my last trip to the UK, I actually asked a few people (mostly bartenders) if they would mind having us back.

    They all said no. Probably the result of seeing behavior like that which you have mentioned.
     
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    His brother stated that the victim had the firework on his head and was waving the light around "threatening" to light it as a joke, freaking people out. His brother does not believe he actually intended for the wick to light; he just waved it too close. Pretty sad and stupid, but I don't think he actually thought he could launch from his head.
     
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    If you were in London I doubt the barmen were British. Probably Eastern Europeans who don't want another group to share our money with!:lol:
     
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    To quote Mike Myers (In mystery Alaska) "It's not rocket surgery" Well actually it was!
     
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    The man's mom is wanting restrictions on fireworks according to an article I just read.
     
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    My Terri's father is a private individual who is a professional he has a party with fireworks the first weekend in August every year (with a permit) in Toledo and he does a hell of a job. He has also been called as an expert witness in a fireworks court action.

    As for this individual he will be in the next issue of Darwin Awards
     
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    There's some fire crackers being set off tonight. I know we need to celebrate our country, but it's not a month long celebration! My doggie is not a fan.
     

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