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Techchick
5th Nov 2005, 19:54
Once again my poor moggies are cowering in the kitchen frightened by the fireworks. Isn't it time that fireworks were only sold to people who are expert in handling them?

It would seem that all the local morons have money to literally burn and we have been plagued by them for the last week.

Only a few miles away in Liverpool there are gangs of thugs who not only set fireworks off in an irresponsible way but also let their bonfires get out of hand and then attack the members of the fire service when they arrive to sort things out.

Its time to ban them.

What do you think?

Solid Rust Twotter
5th Nov 2005, 20:01
TC

Huge thunderstorms here which have kept the window licking element and their bangers indoors. Hopefully they didn't hurt any animals but if they blew their hands off I'd be happy to urinate on their stumps to ease the pain.:* :mad:

Fujiflyer
5th Nov 2005, 20:13
TC, agree with mostly (read all!) of what you say, I had been just about to say on PPRuNe that this year seems to have been better than years previous, in that at least here, there seems to have been less of the usual Nov 5th crap - run up of bangers set off in the streets, etc, than usual.

It would be nice to see the sales of fireworks much more regulated, certainly stopping the selling of the same from small local outlets (which still seem to advertise to pre-adultes).

As for the local chavs abusing the emergency services then Bonfire night or whatever - "throw the book" at them...

Mon avis, salut,

Rich (Hoping for heavy rain later, this evening :ok: )

Techchick
5th Nov 2005, 20:19
Well said, Fuji.

Just wish I was a magistrate............

stue
5th Nov 2005, 20:32
"As for the local chavs abusing the emergency services then Bonfire night or whatever - "throw the book" at them..."

throw a firework at them!:E :E

tilewood
5th Nov 2005, 20:32
The most magical night of the year.

Why do people in Bliar's Britain want to ban everything that
that makes us the great people we are.... or used to be?

Just lighten up and stop whinging.. Perhaps one day there might
be something really worth whinging about.

Daysleeper
5th Nov 2005, 20:35
In the East End of Glasgow things have gotten so bad the police are having to escort the fire brigade on shouts over the 4/5 Nov. :(

C130 Techie
5th Nov 2005, 20:36
Techchick

I'm with you. My poor old dog has been sat shaking in the corner since it got dark.

It wouldn't be so bad if it was just one night but it goes on for days. Morons!!!

Tilewood

Maybe if people considered thier actions and how they affected other people we wouldn't need to ban everything.

None of the above
5th Nov 2005, 20:40
Sorry to whinge tilewood, but if ever there was a reason to restrict the sale and display of fireworks to authorised persons or organisations, then this is it:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/manchester/4393086.stm

Fujiflyer
5th Nov 2005, 20:48
tilewood, I understand where you're "coming from" but me thinks the balance (???) is all wrong.

I agree that to be ruled and regulated to the nth degree is definitely a "bad thing" but what about the rest (majority) of us who are sick to the hind teeth of the month before, and after 05/11, of the sporadic explosions which we are forced to ensure?

As an aside I believe playing loud(ish) music / making noise in the house may help with the pets.

Fuji x

markflyer6580
5th Nov 2005, 20:55
Prooning with my 3 year old at the mo...she is scared to death,my 18 month old is fast asleep however!?
Stue-I like your style nearly fell of my chair when I read that:E

tony draper
5th Nov 2005, 21:06
SWH got 2 mg tablet of diazapam, then half a one a hour later, calmed him down a bit, but he is till shaking,but at least he's not running around trying to find somewhere to hide, we are just a couple of hundred yards from where they fire those display mortars,sounds like the feckin Somme.
:uhoh:

+'ve ROC
5th Nov 2005, 21:11
I saw some stupid little sh1ts throwing fireworks onto the A48(M) in Cardiff last night. :confused:

Why oh why do we allow people to buy these things? :mad:

frostbite
5th Nov 2005, 21:14
I shudder at the expense of it all - heard some fcukwit actually boasting that he had spent £70 on just ONE of his fireworks.

That's more than some people have to live on for a week.

There's also a 'sport' of firing rockets at light aircraft departing locally!

maxman
5th Nov 2005, 21:18
Been going on here since 6pm. As Drapes says, sounds like WW1 here. One cat climbing the walls, the other fast asleep !
If all that money wasted, would have gone into one organised display, I for one would have probably paid to see it.

G-CPTN
5th Nov 2005, 21:25
We no longer attempt our own 'display'. For many years now we attend:-
http://www.hexhamroundtable.org.uk/events/bonfire.htm
It's always a stunning display, held at the foot of a sloping hillside with the bonfire on the top plateau and the spectators arranged along the slope all with an excellent view. The display is run by Kimbolton Fireworks:-
http://www.kimboltonfireworks.co.uk/
probably the best display organiser (at least in Britain).
All well organised.
The 'guy' this year was a huge effigy of Fawkes holding a 'bomb' with a model of the Houses of Parliament (created by a sculptor).
Brilliant!

BRL
5th Nov 2005, 21:27
Was woken this morning at 0615 by fireworks going off, then again at 0635..! FFS!!!!

Fujiflyer
5th Nov 2005, 21:28
frostbite, I look forward to some dimwit firing at me as I depart a regional airport. It will give me an excuse to...

As for the diazapam Tony, hows about 2g (yes, grammes) to the chavs (per dose)...

Fuji :ugh:

African Tech Rep
5th Nov 2005, 21:32
SRT – seems you might be one of my neighbours.

Although very wet someone near us tried their best – every time there was a tiny break in the rain a couple of “bangs”.

Strange thing is my dogs don’t seem to care – tonight they were too busy trying to stay dry but when we first had them someone was playing so we took the daughter out to watch and intended to bring the dogs in – had to wake them up.

Suppose that’s what comes from living under the approach – if they don’t care about IL76’s and 707’s going out guess not a lots going to frighten them.

WE Branch Fanatic
6th Nov 2005, 10:56
Bet none of them were as good as this (http://www.royal-navy.mod.uk/rn/content.php3?page=1&article=960).

eal401
6th Nov 2005, 15:51
Just lighten up and stop whinging.. Perhaps one day there might
I wonder if you'd be saying that if you'd been walking past my house at about 8:30pm last night. That was when a large rocket detonated at an altitude of around 1 foot. It would have hospitalised anyone had they been out there.

Of course, no sign of the culprits, what do you expect!