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    Fireworks warning

    I was doing a Google image search for a nice Fourth of July picture, and found this. (Graphic warning!!)
    http://nielsolson.us/Haversian/2006/...h_of_july.html

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    OMG T-Rex.....that is some injury Due to similar accidents happening in Australia fireworks are not available to the public ,only if you do a course to obtain a pyrotechnics ticket can you buy fireworks here.......even then there are stringent laws as to when and where they can be let off.

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    Just reiterating the GRAPHIC warning!!! I have a pretty strong stomach and it gave me the heebie jeebies!!

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    hey i TOLD that med student to put the camera phone away ... j/k

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    Quote Originally Posted by dingo View Post
    OMG T-Rex.....that is some injury Due to similar accidents happening in Australia fireworks are not available to the public ,only if you do a course to obtain a pyrotechnics ticket can you buy fireworks here.......even then there are stringent laws as to when and where they can be let off.
    Here, Dingo, it's left to individual states and localities. Personal fireworks were illegal in Florida when I was a kid, so the nearest place one could get then was in George (400 miles away). Now, they are illegal in my town, but sold openly in the next town, a half-mile away.

    Needless to say, this system doesn't do much to prevent injuries and fires.

    But anything is better than people shooting their guns in the air, which is a big problem in some cities.

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    Hi Nova.
    We have a nation wide ban on illegal firework displays which has only been in place for the last few years.......it seems to be working well.....touchwood.
    People shoot guns in the air in your cities ......here youre lucky to own a gun let alone being able to shoot it in the air.......that would lead to big big jail time if caught.

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    I love professional fireworks displays, but the home use kind has always given me the jitters.

    Maybe from the time that my parents caught my otherwise well-behaved and intelligent brother and friend (around 10-12) just in the nick of time as they dipped sparklers in gasoline to see if they'd REALLY spark!

    Too many horror stories. Leave them to the pros.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dingo View Post
    Hi Nova.
    We have a nation wide ban on illegal firework displays which has only been in place for the last few years.......it seems to be working well.....touchwood.
    People shoot guns in the air in your cities ......here youre lucky to own a gun let alone being able to shoot it in the air.......that would lead to big big jail time if caught.
    It leads to jail time here, too, but catching people is the hard part. It was a huge tradition in Los Angeles to shoot guns in the air on New Year's Eve and several people were killed by falling bullets every year. (The greater L.A. to San Diego metro area has a population roughly that of Australia.)

    But after a big public relations campaign, the practice seems less popular these days.

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    I wish they would have put a ban on fireworks this year. Even the so called "safe and sane" variety. The fire danger is just so great this year. We've had about 2 inches of rain during our winter rain season. California is a tinderbox!
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    Quote Originally Posted by angelmom View Post
    I love professional fireworks displays, but the home use kind has always given me the jitters.

    Maybe from the time that my parents caught my otherwise well-behaved and intelligent brother and friend (around 10-12) just in the nick of time as they dipped sparklers in gasoline to see if they'd REALLY spark!
    Congrats, angelmom, you made me gasp out loud. Doesn't happen too often.

    indeed!


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    Quote Originally Posted by KrisNine View Post
    I wish they would have put a ban on fireworks this year. Even the so called "safe and sane" variety. The fire danger is just so great this year. We've had about 2 inches of rain during our winter rain season. California is a tinderbox!
    It's supposed to be 116 degrees here that day. They oughta ban fireworks AND make everyone stay inside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nova View Post
    It's supposed to be 116 degrees here that day. They oughta ban fireworks AND make everyone stay inside.
    Man, oh man!! That's hot!! We're supposed to go to a party in Granada Hills and I hear that it's going to be about 105+ up that way...

    Stay cool, Nova.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KrisNine View Post
    Man, oh man!! That's hot!! We're supposed to go to a party in Granada Hills and I hear that it's going to be about 105+ up that way...

    Stay cool, Nova.
    You, too. We can see the city fireworks from our pool. That's where we'll be watching. LOL.

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    I used to watch the fireworks at the Rose Bowl every year when I lived in Pasadena. They would have fire trucks all around the stadium rushing around putting out the brush fires.
    I saw a quick report on the news this morning regarding the infamous RB display this year. They sprayed down all the surrounding brush with a flame retardent and there are some limitations as to where people can watch. It is a huge show, and the RB is surrounded by dry brush and hillsides.
    They are going to keep it from going up in flames they say. I thought they might cancel but no way.

    http://www.knx1070.com/pages/623955....ntentId=645020

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nova View Post
    You, too. We can see the city fireworks from our pool. That's where we'll be watching. LOL.
    That sounds like the only way to go...in the pool
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