NFR Fireworks?

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  1. Richard Olmstead

    Richard Olmstead BigDog

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    We take a late summer trip to Idaho or Montana every summer and I've come to associate the pall of smoke and smell of forest fires with good times fishing. Early this morning my wife and I were walking our dog (who, fortunately, is unfazed by the fireworks), and I noticed a haze and smelled that familiar smell. I wondered aloud if there were a fire nearby. My wife reasoned, correctly I suspect, that it was just the lingering smoke from last night's bombardment.

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  2. mgamby

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    There are those, that made the choice to serve their country, by joining the military, because they felt, it was their duty to do so.

    There are those that chose a different path to serve their country, because they felt it was their duty to do so.

    But those Americans who treated those vietnam veterans when they returned, the way they did, should be absolutely ashamed of themselves. ...... that is not American. And if you claim to be american, while crapping on your fellow Americans, than you are a coward.

    When I got out, people treated me 100% better than the way my dad was treated, and it breaks my heart.
    If there was one thing I could give him, it would be the same welcome home that these current veterans are getting.

    Happy independence day, I hope your dog's survived.
     
  3. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    Dick, respectfully standing by my words little or less. Agreed, being an informed citizen, voting, paying our systems required taxes and conducting yourself is great. We have tremendous numbers of great citizens.

    Expressing freedom and securing freedom, at least in my mind, are not equal. Both are exceptional attributes in our nation.
     
  4. bennysbuddy

    bennysbuddy the sultan of swing

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    both the dog(Benny) & I survived by taking liberal doses of Ezra brooks,I mix mine Benny likes his on the rocks !
     
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  5. Don Freeman

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    Tell that to my bladder when some nimrod sets one off behind my back. either one.
     
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  6. Vladimir Steblina

    Vladimir Steblina Retired Forester...now fishing instead of working

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    We just went through a fireworks free weekend in Wenatchee!

    The city cancelled the "official" fireworks event. County banned fireworks and open fires outside the urban zone and posted signs. The Forest Service banned open campfires outside of campgrounds (fireworks are always banned on National Forests).

    After the three quick moving fires prior to the 4th the message might have gotten out. So it was quiet and peaceful last night for the first time in 27 years.

    Is that PM 2.5 graph for Pyuallup due to fireworks?? That is really unbelievable if true!

    PM 2.5 is nasty, nasty stuff. Looking at the Darrington graph indicates it actually might be fireworks.

    We rented our vacation home to a couple from Seattle. They said they wanted their dogs out of the war zone.....wow, I never knew it was that bad on the coast.
     
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  7. Alex MacDonald

    Alex MacDonald Dr. of Doomology

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    This is so true, and has given me an everlasting hatred of hippies. We were spat upon, had dogshit thrown at us, bashed in the face with their "protest" signs, but... it was ever so enjoyable when 4 or 5 "college boys" from UNR, complete with tie die t-shirts, long hair & beards made the mistake of calling 2 of my buddies and me baby killers in a Reno bar one afternoon, they were Green Berets; guess they picked up on our "high & tight" hair. Maybe they though they would impress the chicks they were with. Bad move, to attract the attention of 3 tyrannosaurs.... REALLY bad move. We did get the girls' phone numbers though:cool:
     
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    Great to hear that this can actually be done in Eastern Washington.
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  9. mgamby

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    Alex,
    I am so sorry you, and all other vietnam veterans had to deal with that.
    It is shameful.
     
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    If I may be so bold to say, all of us fall victim to the "media monster" propaganda from time to time. Rarely do we get the full story anymore. The "hippies" (in my opinion) were just like today's youth, just wanting something/someone to be mad at, and unfortunately, they picked the soldiers.

    Hate the media outlets that propagated that "baby killers" crap, and not give the whole story - as if they could/would anyway. Bad news and lies sell air time.

    It's not as if our armed men go into battle with the thought of killing young children. :rolleyes: That's where I'd hold anyone accountable - come on man (hippies), think for a second...

    You can't possible understand what those men went through, unless you experienced it yourself.
     
  11. Richard Olmstead

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    I think it is fair, even important, given that many on this forum were not around during the Vietnam era, to point out that the behavior mgamby rightfully criticizes was that of a small minority of the many who opposed the war and worked hard to bring it to an end. Most who had an understanding of the sociopolitical tenets of that war understood that the soldiers were every bit as much victims as the Vietnamese were. Even "Maggie" (I ain't gonna work on Maggie's farm no more") Macnamara, one of the prime architects of that war, acknowledged as much years later.

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  12. Vladimir Steblina

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    It was just the Wenatchee Valley that was quiet.

    from the Wenatchee World....ORONDO — Twenty-two residents were evacuated Friday night after fireworks ignited tall, dry brush in Brays Canyon near Orondo and a large diesel tank used for farm equipment fuel was threatened.
     
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    Interesting that I had mentioned my old house in Sedro Woolley earlier in this thread. I happened to drive by it today and guess what? Yep, they caught it on fire last night. Looked pretty much gutted. For a hundred plus year old house I would think its life is done. To bad. We did a lot of work on that old house before we sold it 8 or 9 years ago. What a pathetic way to celebrate the greatest country on earth.
     
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  14. Charles Sullivan

    Charles Sullivan dreaming through the come down

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    I spent the 4th on a small island in the San Juans with my family. We could see from Birch Bay to the Lummi Rez. It was an impressive show to say the least.

    Today I trailered my boat through the lummi reservation and the amount of firework containers on the street, driveways etc. was truly staggerring. I wonder what Birch Bay looked like today. I have become a bit numb to fireworks. They've never thrilled me, but it's one day a year and if that's what people like they can go for it. I do wish people would clean up a bit better though.

    Go Sox,
    cds
     
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    Hike up your skirt a little more.
    Bitch whine and complain... okay we get it... you dont like the fireworks.
     
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