NFR Fireworks?

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Theron, Jun 29, 2014.

  1. Thanks! I am definitely not your "bro"

    As was said earlier, fireworks have diddly to do with the original celebrations intentions. We have lost that and apparently only a few people respect it for what it is.
    You don't know me and I do not know you, so save the assumptions until you do.
  2. Yep this thread is spiraling. Im done.
  3. I see no comparisons... fireworks are for entertainment... firearms are for killing.

    we are half way to page 10... only 2 days to go....
  5. Can I delete my post?
  6. The queens here for eternity !

  7. Do what I do...replace your post with a cute puppy pic.

  8. a unicorn would help things.
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  9. What I don't understand, is that if somebody needs to hear BOOM, why do they not buy a gun and join a range. Then they can have BOOM all year long. Well, maybe that isn't such a good idea either. If they can't handle fireworks, what would they do with a gun....
  10. I will speak in this shit show thread specifically on the topic of "dogs and fireworks"' because this is the primary reason all fireworks sales were banned in Bellingham, causing lots of clubs and other organizations to lose a source of revenue.

    1. When someone wants empathy for their scared dog on the 4th I say, what of all the barking and snarling said dog likely does towards some people scaring them 365 days a year. I have seen children at parks crying because of a nasty dog.

    2. Or what of the multiple times I have been chased or actually bitten by a dog? Never been attacked or chased by a human or a firework but dogs many times on foot, bike, or skateboard.

    3. Or what of the piles and baggies of shit everywhere in the city parks and trails? I have stepped in, seen, smelled dog shit countless times.

    I am a dog lover believe me, but the fact that people are more concerned for their well being than the homeless is sickening. Your dog will be fine after the 4th and if you coddle it like a baby it's going to act the way it needs to to get coddled again. Dogs are not people and they do things that would land people in jail or prison. I don't like the culture and history of our society bending to the supposed needs of a creature like a dog.
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  11. That goes both ways.... maybe you should think first before you type insults directed at someone.
  12. I do not believe I was aiming insults specifically at you but merely responding to this thread from a personal gut level. I agree it does go both ways and from this point forward I will refrain from expressing my viewpoint with words and gifs combined.
    Now go out there and do what we're here for, fish and have fun. It is much healthier out there than in here :)
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  13. yeah, but....... :)

    totally kidding, and I agree 100%.
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  14. I should have realized you didn't even read the thread, whoops.
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  15. I need to clarify that I do watch and enjoy commercial fireworks because I am not being surprised by the explosion. What I have problems with, as a Vet, is when the explosion comes without warning.

    Also, I do own a number of guns and enjoy firing them, but I am the one in control of the trigger. I also don't have a problem at a gun range because the noise is expected.
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  16. Really? I can think of 3 reasons that appears not to be the case. ;)
  17. I was awakened at 1:33 this morning to painfully familiar "bang, bang, thump, thump bang" of illegal fireworks. I realized then I have a very all too familiar feeling of disdain for the entire July 4th holiday solely as it seemingly inspires eight more weeks of crap noise, litter and arson threats.

    I am reiterating my vote for a new holiday spirit of tree planting to replace the goddamn illegal fireworks.

    Happy Independence Day to all regardless of how you choose to celebrate it.

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  18. Yes happy 4th Mr Grinch
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  19. The numbers:
    • About 15% of America lives at or below poverty level
    • US population about 317M
    • About $650M spent annually for home fireworks and another $100M for commercial displays
    • We could all opt to give $20 each to folks less fortunate to use towards a family BBQ and enjoy some peace and quiet. :)
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  20. Best Fireworks I've seen this year is the kid, James Jones, Mariners Center Fielder. He's a lil' like Ichiro, punching out the hits, stealing the bases....
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