July 4th


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      • #125829
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        pics
        Ute Fan
        @pics

        I absolutely hate this holiday and this is the worst year I can remember. More people than ever shooting off the biggest, and I’m sure illegal, fireworks I have ever seen. I’m in an area with a large military presence and I’m guessing that’s one way people are getting them. Also a lot of Native American stands as well that don’t have to comply with government regulations. It’s like a war zone. My dogs are scared to death and I can’t take them outside to do their business. Just shaking like crazy. I feel especially bad for people with babies or those who suffer from PTSD. I just don’t understand the fascination with fireworks. I heard a doctor interviewed on the news yesterday, but don’t remember where exactly she was, who said she treated 32 people last year on the the 4th for lost fingers. She hoped it wasn’t worse this year with the increased number of people doing their home shows. One local fireworks seller said his business was up 300% over last year. 
        sorry, end of rant.

      • #125831
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        darklightning
        Ute Fan
        @darklightning

        Um sir, this is a Wendy’s.

      • #125833
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        chinngiskhaan
        Ute Fan
        @chinngiskhaan

        Don’t hate the 4th, but fireworks are the epitome of what it means to be Amurican, in all the worst possible ways. They are made in another country for dirt cheap. They are way more expensive than they have any right to be. The only thing that is a bigger waste of money would be actually burning your money… they are completely useless. Flashy with no substance or true meaning. They are a physical representation of not giving a rats as about anyone or anything other than yourself. It would be bad enough to say that they are a tremendous waste of money, but it really goes further than that. They not only cost the buyer way too much money, but they cost the government a crazy amount of money as well. A significant portion of our tax dollars go toward repairing/mitigating the damage they cause. 

        If not completely outlawed, they should be allowed in only centralized locations (like a local stadium, that sort of thing). 

        yeah, I don’t get fireworks. All time stupidest thing to spend money and time doing. I’m sorry, but if you spend money on fireworks, you probably shouldn’t ever be allowed to make financial decisions.

      • #125835
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        Tony
        Admin/Founder
        @admin

        What a bunch of party poopers!  Fireworks represent the rockets red glare and the bombs bursting in air! A huge part of our history and INDEPENDENCE. 

      • #125838
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        Utesbyfive
        Ute Fan
        @utesbyfive

        Ok Karen.

      • #125845
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        EagleMountainUte
        Ute Fan
        @battlegroundute

        I hate fireworks as well. Never been a fan. But this year was different to see the amount of neighborhood shows had me impressed. People celebrating was cool this time considering the s**tty year we have all had.

        Breaking the American spirit is not that easy is what I took from it. I also have enjoyed the past five fourths because my son was born on the third and enjoys the s**t out of it now that he is five.   

        • #125848
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          dystopiamembrane
          Ute Fan
          @dystopiamembrane

          This is so wonderful to hear. Three cheers for your son!

      • #125851
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        Ute Fan
        @pics

        Yeah, independence and freedom. Freedom to have the neighborhood sound like the landing at Omaha Beach from 6 pm to 1 am. Freedom to terrorize every animal for miles. Freedom to keep all the babies in the neighborhood awake and crying. It’s simply inconsiderate.

        • #125852
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          dystopiamembrane
          Ute Fan
          @dystopiamembrane

          Freedom is pretty great, though.

          • #125863
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            pics
            Ute Fan
            @pics

            Couldn’t agree more.

        • #125854
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          EagleMountainUte
          Ute Fan
          @battlegroundute

          You are comparing your night to Omaha beach?  Ok settle down.

          Let’s talk about dog owners and how most don’t take care of their dogs. Inconveniencing me by s**tting and p**sing on my lawn. Leaving them to bark and annoy as you walk or ride your bike past your home. Barking 365 days a year every night when I just want to sit outside and watch a sunset. I can rant on and on..

          Don’t even get me started about other children and how inconsiderate they all are. 

          • #125864
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            pics
            Ute Fan
            @pics

            Actually, most dog owners take very good care of their pets. Probably better than their kids. 🙂

        • #125858
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          Utesbyfive
          Ute Fan
          @utesbyfive

          It’s one night a year. It’s a traditional celebration. You know it’s coming. Suck it up and prepare for it however you see fit and quit being a debbie downer.

      • #125865

        Tony
        Admin/Founder
        @admin

        Out first 4 with a new dog.  Surprisingly he didn’t care much about any of the fireworks, even out walking around.  Glad about that. 

      • #125880

        GameForAnyFuss
        Ute Fan
        @gameforanyfuss

        Yeah there’s a reason I go backpacking every 4th of July weekend…

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