• 4th of July ??

    From K7ELH@VERT/EOTSBBS to MRO on Sunday, July 07, 2019 09:16:43
    Re: 4th of July ??
    By: MRO to Nightfox on Wed Jul 03 2019 04:12 pm

    in my state they are legal to buy, but not use.
    What's the point of selling them then?
    to make money and tax them.

    I think the correct question would be "What is the point of buying them?"

    They are illegal to buy, sell or use here in California.

    Too damn many fires.

    Eric

    K7ELH

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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to K7ELH on Sunday, July 07, 2019 20:44:45
    Re: 4th of July ??
    By: K7ELH to MRO on Sun Jul 07 2019 11:16 am

    Re: 4th of July ??
    By: MRO to Nightfox on Wed Jul 03 2019 04:12 pm

    in my state they are legal to buy, but not use.
    What's the point of selling them then?
    to make money and tax them.

    I think the correct question would be "What is the point of buying them?"

    they buy them to shoot off fireworks because they're fun and they look cool.

    They are illegal to buy, sell or use here in California.

    Too damn many fires.


    they shouldnt build over/near woodlands.
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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to K7ELH on Sunday, July 07, 2019 19:33:55
    Re: 4th of July ??
    By: K7ELH to MRO on Sun Jul 07 2019 11:16 am

    in my state they are legal to buy, but not use.

    What's the point of selling them then?

    to make money and tax them.

    I think the correct question would be "What is the point of buying them?"

    That too. I'm not sure I see the point in buying or selling them in a state where they're illegal..

    They are illegal to buy, sell or use here in California.

    Too damn many fires.

    A couple years ago, they banned consumer fireworks in Vancouver, Washington (just in the city limits, I think). I wouldn't be surprised if they end up banning consumer fireworks in Oregon too. I probably wouldn't care much - I haven't been interested in buying fireworks for myself in a long time, and sometimes I get annoyed at people lighting off loud fireworks late at night, especially a few days after the holiday.

    Aerial fireworks are illegal in Oregon, but many people in my area go up to Washington State (since it's not that far of a drive) to buy aerial fireworks and bring them back here. Since Vancouver, Washington has banned fireworks, I suppose people have to drive a little further to buy them (though probably not that much further - The neighboring town of Camas isn't that much further).

    Nightfox

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to MRO on Monday, July 08, 2019 07:55:50
    Re: 4th of July ??
    By: MRO to K7ELH on Sun Jul 07 2019 10:44 pm

    in my state they are legal to buy, but not use.

    What's the point of selling them then?

    to make money and tax them.

    I think the correct question would be "What is the point of buying
    them?"

    they buy them to shoot off fireworks because they're fun and they look cool.

    But you said it's illegal to use them? I guess law enforcement is a bit lax there?

    Similar here for the 4th of July though.. People buy aerial fireworks from Washington State and light them off here where those are illegal, but I haven't heard of many people getting tickets from the police for that.

    Too damn many fires.

    they shouldnt build over/near woodlands.

    Buildings can catch fire too.. Also, they don't have to build near woodlands for forest fires to start. Last year (I think), there was a group of people traveling through the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon, and some kid who was walking over a bridge or something there lit a firework and threw it off the bridge and started a huge forest fire.

    Nightfox

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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Nightfox on Monday, July 08, 2019 13:54:06
    Re: 2020
    By: Nightfox to The Millionaire on Mon Jul 08 2019 12:41 pm


    That's a very open question.. One thing is self-driving cars, and I've heard other people say this too, there may be a day when a law is passed requiring all cars on the road to be self-driving, for safety reasons (eliminating the human element, including drunk drivers and human error, etc.). It seems that may well happen, maybe in the next decade, maybe beyond. Also, if self-driving cars become more and more common, I've heard people say some people might opt to not own a car at all, and call a self-driving taxi when they need to get somewhere.


    i PRAY they have self driving cars and maybe even dedicate a car lane to them.

    it's a great alternative for drunk drivers and a lot of people can't drive very well in some areas. i drive in milwaukee all the time and people are fucking nuts. you wouldnt believe what i've seen
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