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Old 07-04-12, 07:30 PM   #1
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Sounds like ww3

The folks down the street have like the best fireworks i have ever seen.but they sure dont seem to care about safety im staying far away
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Old 07-04-12, 07:34 PM   #2
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It is rather quiet on the east side of Indianapolis. Seems that our fireworks ban due to drought is being taken to heart.
I prefer boring and safe.
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Old 07-04-12, 07:35 PM   #3
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I haven't heard a single bang this evening. Then again, the grass is so dry here it's like tinder soaked in gasoline.
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Old 07-04-12, 07:37 PM   #4
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Im so glad it rained yesterday was dry here to.
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Constant here, almost a roar. Ban in place, but nobody seems to care. I imagine the fire dept will be busy.
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Old 07-04-12, 10:22 PM   #6
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Never mind that it's illegal here, the neighbors (more accurately, the neighbor's adult children) started lighting them up right after we got both kids into bed... ugggh. They know we have an infant and a toddler in here and have been given a ration of crap accordingly. Idiots.

The teens down the street haven't started yet. I hope they don't.
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Never mind that it's illegal here, the neighbors (more accurately, the neighbor's adult children) started lighting them up right after we got both kids into bed... ugggh. They know we have an infant and a toddler in here and have been given a ration of crap accordingly. Idiots.

The teens down the street haven't started yet. I hope they don't.
That's the problem in a nutshell... the infants and toddlers of today grow into teens, who light off fireworks late into the night, which disturbs the sleep of the infants and toddlers!

Now, get the hell off my lawn!!
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It is rather quiet on the east side of Indianapolis. Seems that our fireworks ban due to drought is being taken to heart.
I prefer boring and safe.
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It was rather quiet here compared to past years. All I heard was the city's show. And that's launched over L. Michigan so the fire risk is negligible.

Coulda been worse. My neice said San Diego's show went off all at once...in about 9 seconds. Holy carp!
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Heard a fair share of booms last night, no bans in Texas this year, but I thought they were still illegal within city limits. The dog was fine when we were inside, but less sure about all of it when I took her out for her evening walk around 9:30.
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It was rather quiet here compared to past years. All I heard was the city's show. And that's launched over L. Michigan so the fire risk is negligible.

Coulda been worse. My neice said San Diego's show went off all at once...in about 9 seconds. Holy carp!
We had that happen on the barge on Lake Wawasee, back in the early 70's. Back then, the FD did the display, and suddenly, about 40 minutes from the end, all the firemen went diving off the barge and swimming like hell was chasing 'em. 40 minutes worth of fireworks went off in 1 second. Best finale ever been done!
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No fireworks here in Colorado for the 4th. 'nuff said.
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It is rather quiet on the east side of Indianapolis. Seems that our fireworks ban due to drought is being taken to heart.
I prefer boring and safe.
That was the same here. I'm sure my dogs are grateful.
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Old 07-05-12, 08:54 AM   #13
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Coulda been worse. My neice said San Diego's show went off all at once...in about 9 seconds. Holy carp!
They had "technical difficulties". I guess that video answers the question "What happens if you light 18 minutes worth of fireworks all at the same time?"
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It was rather quiet here compared to past years. All I heard was the city's show. And that's launched over L. Michigan so the fire risk is negligible.

Coulda been worse. My neice said San Diego's show went off all at once...in about 9 seconds. Holy carp!
Stuff like that happens even if the people setting the fireworks off are pros.
We had dinner with a friend on the third, and she asked if we'd seen her daughter on the news earlier. Her daughter works for some fire safety group, and had been slightly injured earlier that day during a demonstration on fireworks safety while standing way back from the fireworks.
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