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    there are plenty of countries in which one can have an okay standard of living economically if that is all one is after (I'm not saying every one can move to every country, as there are language and cultural barriers and so on, that might make that hard, I'm just that there are plenty of places that may provide decent standards of living to at least some of their citizens). If that's the criteria for praising a country.
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    First time in decades I was down the shore. Fireworks all up and down the beach, so all I had to do was sit in my chair and turn my head from left to right - LOL.
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    Quote Originally Posted by happystuff View Post
    First time in decades I was down the shore. Fireworks all up and down the beach, so all I had to do was sit in my chair and turn my head from left to right - LOL.
    Illegal fireworks Went on for hours the night of July 4, the worst it has been in years.

    On the other hand, the little fireworks fiends were quiet in nights leading up to the 4th. Other than a flurry of fireworks about June 15, no one set off anything on many nights.Normally we get fireworks, all illegal mind you, every night for about three weeks this time of year.

    I know it’s hard to believe that urban dwellers don’t obey laws. Shocking isn’t it? Meanwhile, Nextdoor neighbors are nattering about how the cops don’t do anything, pets are terrorized, there needs to be stronger and more effective laws,why must people do these illegal things? And etc. but so many of these people don’t understand …fireworks are better than the other thing.

    Decades ago we would sit out on our patio and play the game “name that caliber!” The idiots loved shooting their guns into the air, oh that’s also illegal and likely the guns were illegally obtained. Probably we were idiots for even being outside at that time.


    Fire departments all over the city were busy putting out flames caused by the illegal fireworks.
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    For the most part, my neighborhood as been devoid of fireworks this year, save for the municipal display just down the lake shore from me. Then some of my neighbors shelled the ramparts until nearly midnight. Much quieter than usual.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LDAHL View Post
    Depends on the herd you run with. Trump is a liar and prone to hysteria, as are many of his enemies. I don’t feel any particular need to side with one or the other. Neither side seems able to conceive of a third or fourth or fifth viewpoint. That something can be pretty bad but not an “existential threat”.

    Neither side strikes me as worth the level of panic they express, and neither side has me convinced the continued existence of the United States is not worth celebrating. So I will enjoy a few beers and a nice slab of scorched meat with my ilk and decline the invitation to freak out.

    If cassidy hutchinson didn't convince you I doubt that pat cippilone will either. And at that point we can write you off as being as uncaring about the future of this country as traitor giuliani. But at least sad sack traitor Ron Johnson is failing in the polls. I'm sure you'll be voting for him again because "tax cuts for moderately wealthy people like me"... Yay Independence day!

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    A lot of fireworks around here were cancelled due to fire risk. It's not rained at my house since the end of May, other than a few drops. The news was featuring drone lighting displays as a replacement. No doubt a challenge to my luddite mind as to how that would work. A drone display seems like a poor substitution.

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