Ian, you just want to ban most anything! I agree their are dangers in fireworks, but also, is walking with a fork in your hand. Using commonsense goes a long long way. Your moonshine could cause kids to drive drunk when they get their hands on it.
What do you do for fun? their is nothing left.
I was watching a show about making moonshine. They used copper fittings.
I can't wait untill I I get my bathroom reno done and put the fixtures in. I've gained a wealth of info from this site on plumbing issues, especially venting, and applied them to my work. I hope when I flush my new Toto toilet, drain my new tub and Toto pedestal lav the house does not implode and my cespool rise out of the ground. So I will just gain pleasure here from Ian's corner and help out some electrical issues where I can.
Great to know I can brew my own beer and wine here for own consumption.
What, then, is the Great American reasoning for not allowing me to brew my own hard liquor?
As for fireworks, it's just a common sense issue like with guns. They should not be allowed.
You guys get all funny about DIYers installing water heaters and electrical panels and then fight for the right for people to blow themselves (and others) to bits with fireworks and guns.
That is messed up. You can't pick and choose with freedom.
You're thinking too much.
I talked to a trauma nurse the other day, she said it was real busy on the 4th.
We know it. It's dangerous. I personally have gotten over blowing things up, but it took some time to get that out of my system.
So yes I know we do the crazy stuff on new years and on the 4th. Frankly, it's hard to get much sleep on those days, and I do worry about the wood shakes on my home. The neighbor used to light his stuff in the front yard and aim it at my house. And yes, me and the neighbors get along great. It's only one day a year. It's nice to have a few guys near my age that I get to talk and we have some kids that are common age. I did feel bad when his son got hurt though. But sometimes you just have to let boys be boys. We take chances all the time in this life. If we don't, we have regrets. Living with regret isn't so great either. Ian, you need to get a little crazy like the rest of us. You sound like you're aging way too fast for someone your age. So this weekend, your job is to do something you don't normally do, push the boundary a bit. That still you're making is a good start. Liquid courage it is.
Your last sentence is an oxymoron if I ever heard one. Is it original? Google is your friend too.:)
Like a gun.Quote:
That can be dangerous and can explode.
Ban/control/restrict things that explode!
And yes it was original, but I did not notice the oxymoron until you pointed it out. Shall we make a T-shirt for the T party?
The more bans you got Ian, the more people are going to try to break em. That in itself becomes a dangerous thing, probably more so. Make something illegal and you get everyone's attention. I wouldn't want to live in a world where you couldn't think for yourself, where everything little thing that could be remotely dangerous would be taken away from you, why do you want so many many things controlled for you? You lose so many freedoms. Ian, you have never experienced what we have in the US, you do not realize what you would lose. No one ever does, until, whatever, it is, whether a person, or a freedom until, you do. Then, it is sometimes, and most of the time, too late. With your bans, I see, that you have nothing to compare it other than statistics, and honestly, that is like comparing apples and oranges. It won't work.
Just recently, I read where a young woman objected to removing a scarf from her head on a rollercoaster ride. You say, americans love rules. Well, one rule was started 3 years ago on rollercoaster rides that all headgear had to be removed for it could fly onto the rails and cause a disaster. This woman didn't want to remove the scarf. The rule was made for everyone to follow. Yet, this woman screamed blue bloody murder saying it was because she was of a different religion. It was dangerous for her to leave it on. Did she see it that way really?
So, should we ban roller coasters? Because people do not want to follow rules.
If you use fireworks, follow the rules, use commonsense.
Same as this woman should had thought of.
Making rules are alot better just banning this or banning that.
...and, if you cannot or will not, or don't want to follow the safety rules, then, don't do it; it doesn't matter if it is using fireworks, or riding a rollercoaster.
Banning something because of those who will not do what is appropriate is foolish.
Where does it end? Running with scissors?
There is a rule about running with sissors. It's called "Don't run with sissors."
I alway walk slowly when I have sissors.
I went to a football game tonight, and of course everytime we scored against the Oakland Raiders we got some fireworks. Very nice.