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Comment: Re:Courage (Score 1) 133 133

But now I've got a 15 year old border collie who hates those things

Dogs can get this way around fireworks, thunderstorms, etc, by people thinking they're comforting the dog when it looks worried. Instead, the dog takes this as confirmation there's something to be worried about and it becomes an increasing cycle. The secret is to pay no attention to the dog's worrying behavior instead of petting and telling it everything is OK.
This may not be your case; I'm just using you as a seque to bring it up.

Comment: Fire danger (Score 2) 133 133

I like fireworks as much as anyone and I don't mind if someones takes his chances with blowing his own hand off because he's had a few too many Bud Lights. What I mind is when it hasn't rained in months and all the fire danger alerts are Ultra Violet level but people are still shooting off sparkly rockets. Have a little sense, people!

Comment: Re:Manufacturing buisness supported by government. (Score 0) 356 356

government subsidies should be used to build an industry so it can be competitive on it's own, not support it indefinitely

Not possible.
However, government could refrain from regulating in such as way as to prevent new industries from being created and new competitors from entering existing industries.

If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts. -- Albert Einstein