Left wing "sensibilities" look to ruin the 4th of July

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The most important lesson you learn on the environment beat is that nearly everything we humans do has consequences, oftentimes dangerous ones. And according to a new study from scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, that includes celebrating our nation’s independence with fireworks displays, which cause levels of harmful particle pollution to spike significantly each July 4th.

Those 4th of July fireworks spectaculars are causing huge spikes in dangerous air pollution - Salon.com

Oh, piss off, Salon. People has been using fireworks since the start of the 7th century. Shut up already. Leave us — and Independence Day — alone
 
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LMFAO. This is your issue. Nothing on how you are going to clobber ISIS and put a new Lexus in every white mans garage.
 
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We're skipping fireworks this year. Mostly because we've already had enough brush fires, including some spreading out of control and burning people's homes. Some caused by lightning strikes and a few in the last week started by fireworks.

Our town is actually considering a proposal that I think is extremely cool. They'd continue to put on the large overhead fireworks show on the 4th that is handled by experienced pyrotechnical professionals, but they'd effectively ban personal fireworks sales around that time. Instead, they'd open up fireworks sales the day after Christmas so everyone could enjoy them while celebrating New Year's Eve. With cold weather and often snow on the ground you're going to have a lot less chance of a fire.
 
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I like to start things off with the shock and awe fireworks display then end the evening with a used tire bonfire.
 
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I see many "please be considerate of former combat vet" tweets, etc.

Go with the professional display.
 

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The most important lesson you learn on the environment beat is that nearly everything we humans do has consequences, oftentimes dangerous ones. And according to a new study from scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, that includes celebrating our nation’s independence with fireworks displays, which cause levels of harmful particle pollution to spike significantly each July 4th.

Those 4th of July fireworks spectaculars are causing huge spikes in dangerous air pollution - Salon.com

Oh, piss off, Salon. People has been using fireworks since the start of the 7th century. Shut up already. Leave us — and Independence Day — alone
WTF is wrong with you? All the author did was report the fact that air pollution rises significantly on the 4th of July because of fireworks. She did NOT suggest ending the practice. The scientist suggested that people who are sensitive to fine particulate matter may want to stay inside.
 
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WTF is wrong with you? All the author did was report the fact that air pollution rises significantly on the 4th of July because of fireworks. She did NOT suggest ending the practice. The scientist suggested that people who are sensitive to fine particulate matter may want to stay inside.
More politicaly correct drivel.

How the fuck did anyone over 50 ever make it with all the things that we never knew were going to kill us before we were 20...

Bubble wrap anyone?

Damn...pathetic.
 
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WTF is wrong with you? All the author did was report the fact that air pollution rises significantly on the 4th of July because of fireworks. She did NOT suggest ending the practice. The scientist suggested that people who are sensitive to fine particulate matter may want to stay inside.
What the fuck is wrong with you? You are either incredibly naive or intellectually dishonest. You need to learn to read between the lines and stop pretending.
 
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Babba

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More politicaly correct drivel.

How the fuck did anyone over 50 ever make it with all the things that we never knew were going to kill us before we were 20...

Bubble wrap anyone?

Damn...pathetic.
No one suggested ending fireworks on the 4th of July. All anyone has done is point out a spike in air pollution on the 4th and that sensitive people might want to stay indoors. WTF is wrong with you people?
 
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Babba

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What the fuck is wrong with you? People like you are naive enough to buy into this sort of bullshit. But then, I would not expect much more from someone like you.
What's bullshit about it? And why would anyone lie about it or make it up?