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Illegal fireworks
Posted by: iamtheman ()
Date: June 22, 2005 08:29PM

does anyone know where I can get some illegal fireworks in the centereville area

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Re: Illegal fireworks
Posted by: kingOFgEEEks ()
Date: June 22, 2005 08:46PM

If you've got cash, I'm heading to Pennsylvania this weekend. ;-)

-"The best way to stay in business is to give your competitor all of the risky contracts" Dr. H Randolph Thomas, CE 432 - Construction Project Control, Penn State University

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Re: Illegal fireworks
Posted by: rstidman ()
Date: June 22, 2005 09:25PM

make your own. Salt peter, fertizer, gasoline, hammer and bullets...all available at local stores.

of course that's also al qaida's shopping list so watch out.

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Re: Illegal fireworks
Posted by: kit.car ()
Date: June 23, 2005 12:15AM

If you know what your doing...look here.

http://www.skylighter.com/

they are in Berryville, VA

If you are building Boom Booms, look else where.

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Re: Illegal fireworks
Posted by: Gravis ()
Date: June 24, 2005 04:45AM

Illegal fireworks? you must be a terrorist! heh heh heh. i swear the only reason that va cant have most fireworks is that the cops are afraid people would use them as weapons against them(the cops) considering that the cops in this area are asshats.


"the wisdom of the wise will perish, the intelligence of the intelligent will vanish."095042938540

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Re: Illegal fireworks
Posted by: rstidman ()
Date: June 24, 2005 08:41AM

in some cases I agree with fireworks bans, they are just no good in heavily wooded areas in summer, but this area isn't that so I never understood it here

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Re: Illegal fireworks
Posted by: iamtheman ()
Date: June 24, 2005 11:31AM

i know what you mean, but there is so much damn construction goin up in my area woods just dont exist anymore

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Re: Illegal fireworks
Posted by: rstidman ()
Date: June 24, 2005 12:22PM

I want to mention again that the former elected sheriff of fairfax, carl peed, used to blow off illegal fireworks all the time, and they would land on neighbor's roofs, and he didn't give a fuck.

so if he's allowed to do it, then it's an unenforced law as far as I am concerned and nobody should be charged with it.

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Re: Illegal fireworks
Posted by: kit.car ()
Date: June 24, 2005 12:44PM

rstidman Wrote:
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> I want to mention again that the former elected
> sheriff of fairfax, carl peed, used to blow off
> illegal fireworks all the time, and they would
> land on neighbor's roofs, and he didn't give a
> fuck.
>
> so if he's allowed to do it, then it's an
> unenforced law as far as I am concerned and nobody
> should be charged with it.


I want to be in the court room when you spew out that wisdom...

...He jumped of the bridge, so I should be able too.




there are legal ways around these laws... such as if you join this club:


http://www.crackerjacks.org/





FYI: Virginia Fireworks Laws


CONSUMER FIREWORKS

Specifically Permitted Sparklers, fountains, pharaoh’s serpents, pinwheels, and whirligigs.

Specifically Prohibited Firecrackers, skyrockets, torpedoes, and other fireworks which explode, travel laterally, rise into the air, or fire projectiles into the air.


DISPLAY FIREWORKS

Display Permit: Apply to local authorities at least 15 days before display date.

Insurance: Bond adequate to pay for all damages to persons or property is required.

Operator: No license specifically required in state law.


MANUFACTURE, STORAGE, TRANSPORTATION

Banned items may not be transported, stored or manufactured.


ENFORCING AUTHORITY

Commonwealth of Virginia
Dept of Housing & Community Development
Office of State Fire Marshal
501 N 2nd Street
Richmond, VA 23219
804-371-7170
www.dhcd.vipnet.org/State_Fire_Marshal/

or

Local fire officials in those areas in which the local
governing body has elected to enforce the Statewide
Fire Prevention Code.


LAW NUMBER


Code of Virginia, Chap. 11, Sec. 59-1-142 et seq.
Statewide Fire Prevention Code Art. 27
NFPA 1123, NFPA 1124, and NFPA 1126

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Re: Illegal fireworks
Posted by: Nitro Fireworks ()
Date: June 24, 2005 02:05PM

www.fireworksexpress.com - you can purchase these fireworks online and then go to the showroom to pick them up (they are discounted this way), or you can just drive up to one of the listed showrooms and purchase them.

Nitro Fireworks in Elkton Maryland - about an hour and a half from Tysons Corner has an excellent selection of rockets, firecrackers, mortars, etc... and is buy one get one free/ buy one get one half off on most everything including assortments.

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Re: Illegal fireworks
Posted by: Myname ()
Date: July 03, 2009 11:44AM

anyone know if its a fine or jail time for lighting them off?

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Re: Illegal fireworks
Posted by: ITRADE ()
Date: July 03, 2009 12:58PM

All the stands appear to be BOGO. To me this means that they doubled the price on everything (or at least an 85% markup), and then did a BOGO just to move volume.

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Re: Illegal fireworks
Posted by: ffxstoner ()
Date: July 03, 2009 01:01PM

harpers ferry

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Re: Illegal fireworks
Posted by: 703-4-Life ()
Date: July 03, 2009 02:05PM

Yeah.... hit me up....

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Re: Illegal fireworks
Posted by: Loud and Annoying ()
Date: July 03, 2009 10:23PM

Apparently, my neighbors know where to buy them. Shuddup already!

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Re: Illegal fireworks
Posted by: Thurston Moore ()
Date: July 03, 2009 11:23PM

Myname Wrote:
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> anyone know if its a fine or jail time for
> lighting them off?


Who has ever been dumb enough to sit around and wait 20 minutes or more after you've lit them off to find out?

Really. 5 or 10 minutes of fireworks are more than enough for a private home fireworks display. Then just go back inside or back to your barbeque, and when the cops come by 20 minutes later, just say "I called you guys 20 minutes ago. The kids that were lighting off fireworks are long gone now!!"

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Re: Illegal fireworks
Posted by: ThePackLeader ()
Date: July 03, 2009 11:40PM

rstidman Wrote:
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> I want to mention again that the former elected
> sheriff of fairfax, carl peed, used to blow off
> illegal fireworks all the time, and they would
> land on neighbor's roofs, and he didn't give a
> fuck.
>
> so if he's allowed to do it, then it's an
> unenforced law as far as I am concerned and nobody
> should be charged with it.


I used to know Sheriff Peed personally, and I never heard that story. Regardless though, he was a cool LEO.

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Re: Illegal fireworks
Posted by: ThePackLeader ()
Date: July 03, 2009 11:43PM

Thurston Moore Wrote:
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> Myname Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > anyone know if its a fine or jail time for
> > lighting them off?
>
>
> Who has ever been dumb enough to sit around and
> wait 20 minutes or more after you've lit them off
> to find out?
>
> Really. 5 or 10 minutes of fireworks are more
> than enough for a private home fireworks display.
> Then just go back inside or back to your barbeque,
> and when the cops come by 20 minutes later, just
> say "I called you guys 20 minutes ago. The kids
> that were lighting off fireworks are long gone
> now!!"


Or choose to live in an understanding neighborhood like I do, where no one is going to rat on your Fireworks on New Years and Independence Day. LOL, we used to even have Fireworks Battles on my block.

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Re: Illegal fireworks
Posted by: Thurston Moore ()
Date: July 03, 2009 11:58PM

ThePackLeader Wrote:
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>
> Or choose to live in an understanding neighborhood
> like I do, where no one is going to rat on your
> Fireworks on New Years and Independence Day. LOL,
> we used to even have Fireworks Battles on my
> block.

Unfortunately, you really can't "choose", you just have to be lucky enough to have ended up living in one. Unless your real estate agent was able to select neigborhoods based on that critera or something.

But yeah, most places just tolerate it. Even my elderly parents, who do get annoyed when it happens really late at night, wouldn't ever think of calling the police. Yet the youngish family living next door to them call the police every time they hear a firework.

My neighborhood seems to be a little more tolerant, as long as it doesn't go on all night and isn't excessively obnoxious and loud.

The people that call the cops over fireworks should spend new years in any german city. 3 days of constant explosions. Germans love firecrackers that are the size of a small child's fist, the sort that can blow up mailboxes, and they love to buy massive quantities of them and light them off all day and all night until they run out. One year, I went out on new years day, really early, and the main shopping street of the city I was in was littered with fireworks paper bits and every cigarette machine and post box and anything else mounted to a wall or a steel post had been blown to bits. And All of this occurred the night before under the watchful eyes of the rather unimpressed and unconcerned Polizei.

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Re: Illegal fireworks
Posted by: RESton Peace ()
Date: July 04, 2009 12:08AM

ThePackLeader Wrote:
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>
> I used to know Sheriff Peed personally, and I
> never heard that story. Regardless though, he was
> a cool LEO.

Carl is an admirable man in many ways, and a man of dignity who more or less possesses integrity on the major things, so no wonder he would never tell you how he lit off illegal mortars etc....

I lived on the same street, directly across, for 15 years until he moved to that big house off bennett. The guy was like a father to me in some ways, taught me how to catch a baseball and other crap like that (he also was the go-to guy for enforcing extralegal order on the court). But I also saw his fireworks personally, saw them land on the roofs, and I thought it was pretty funny.

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Re: Illegal fireworks
Posted by: Llort ()
Date: July 04, 2009 12:17AM

You have an ugly wife.

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Re: Illegal fireworks
Posted by: ffxstoner ()
Date: July 04, 2009 12:40AM

I was in rome last new years and holy fuck was it crazy 10 hours straight of firecrackers. They are homemade you could feel some fron 1/4 mile away they were like mini bombs it was a little scary.



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Re: Illegal fireworks
Posted by: Thurston Moore ()
Date: July 04, 2009 12:47AM

ffxstoner Wrote:
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> I was in rome last new years and holy fuck was it
> crazy 10 hours straight of firecrackers. They are
> homemade you could feel some fron 1/4 mile away
> they were like mini bombs it was a little scary.

Must not be solely a German thing, then.

Yeah, these are way bigger than M80s, these are practically sticks of dynamite.

Do the Italians like to set them off in every object with a receptacle of some sort (vending machines, postal boxes, gutter downspouts, etc) like the Germans do? The level of destruction versus the amount of police concern and action is striking. Here in "the land of the free" the iron fist of the state slams down on anyone doing anything slightly bad, while over there the police often stand by and watch and just figure "hey, it's one night a year, and we did it when we were younger anyway".

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Re: Illegal fireworks
Posted by: ffxstoner ()
Date: July 04, 2009 12:53AM

I was on the top floor of my hotel watching and people were hitting cars almost all the cars alarms were going off. When we went out you would have firecrackers going off less then 2 feet from you every 10 seconds.

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Re: Illegal fireworks
Posted by: Thurston Moore ()
Date: July 04, 2009 02:08AM

ffxstoner Wrote:
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> I was on the top floor of my hotel watching and
> people were hitting cars almost all the cars
> alarms were going off. When we went out you would
> have firecrackers going off less then 2 feet from
> you every 10 seconds.

Yeah, when you really think about it, we Americans are reall pussies when it comes to this sort of thing. Calling the cops on each other, and shit.

Here, Berliners are celebrating an event where you replace one 12 month calendar with another, while in America, people call the cops on people celebrating the independence of their nation, the creation of a nation that supposedly stands on liberty and freedom as virtues. Sorta contradictory.





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Re: need to build a sonic in the area
Posted by: WingNut ()
Date: July 04, 2009 11:51AM

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Re: Illegal fireworks
Posted by: wtfno ()
Date: July 04, 2009 12:30PM

That video was cool to watch. Neat that they can just set off fireworks like that and the police don't care... you even have large crowds to check out the action.

They set off rockets like that with people all over... yet, someone gets hit with a small, slightly hot piece of paper (Vienna) and the lawsuits start flying.

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Re: Illegal fireworks
Posted by: Alias ()
Date: July 06, 2009 12:05AM

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Re: Illegal fireworks
Posted by: Have 3 boys ()
Date: July 06, 2009 01:17AM

Alias Wrote:
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> It’s hard being a kid today. (especially, a boy
> kid)

I am sooooo in agreement with you there! Boys need the freedom to mess around. Almost nobody gets hurt. LOL!!! Really. When we were kids, it was all fun and games and "kid stuff." Now everything is illegal. So sad.

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Re: Illegal fireworks
Posted by: Thurston Moore ()
Date: July 06, 2009 01:37AM

Have 3 boys Wrote:
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> Alias Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
>
> > It’s hard being a kid today. (especially, a
> boy
> > kid)
>
> I am sooooo in agreement with you there! Boys
> need the freedom to mess around. Almost nobody
> gets hurt. LOL!!! Really. When we were kids, it
> was all fun and games and "kid stuff." Now
> everything is illegal. So sad.


George Carlin said it best: "the kid who swallows too many fucking marbles will just fucking not grow up and have any fucking kids!"

All kids, boy or girl, need to be free to grow up in a natural selection environment. I don't mean that in a cruel way, but if you coddle and protect your kids to a certain point, they will become 16 at some point, and look at you like you're crazy for telling them to keep their eyes on the road. They'll go off for a drive and then decide that they can take a walk into the back of the SUV to look for the bottled water that rolled away from them or for their iPod, or whatever, having no concept of danger or consequences.

If you raise your kids in a home version of an ICU, they're going to grow up to be brittle, vulnerable and prone to injury and illness.

Kids need to learn through their mistakes at the age when their mistakes don't kill them. A 5 or 6 year old how falls out of a tree and gets a concussion is going to go on to live a long and healthy life. An adult who gets a concussion at 25, or 30, or 50, is probably going to die or have health problems. I kid that learns that fire burns will heal quickly. An adult that gets burned probably won't.

Kids are designed to get "beat up" by life's experiences. That's how they learn not to get beat to death by life in their less "elastic" adult years.

Stage managing parents are doing their kids real harm, and they actually believe they are only doing the best and right thing for them. It's their own neuroticism, not the child's welfare they are acting on.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/06/2009 01:47AM by Thurston Moore.

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Re: Illegal fireworks
Posted by: Have 3 boys ()
Date: July 06, 2009 07:35AM


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