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messageTo Americans in ed
Posted by Spartacus July 04, 10:56PM

July the 4th is not a British celebration

Please don't launch fireworks at 10pm

Thank you

messageRe: To Americans in ed
Posted by dbboy July 04, 11:23PM

They 're celebrating their independence from the UK since 1776, 243 years ago.

messageRe: To Americans in ed
Posted by Owzat25 July 05, 02:19AM

Indeed, the land from whence our ancestors fled in some dissaray. Best days work we ever did. They have so little that's real, let them have their bangers & squibs.

messageRe: To Americans in ed
Posted by EDNate July 05, 09:29AM

You've got no problem with Divali fireworks I assume , or end of Eid ? I also assume you wouldn't make such a comment about those for fear of not being PC.

There are people of many nationalities and cultures in British society. Americans as well.

I agree 10pm is quite late, but it is summer and it gets dark very late doesn't it.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was july 05, 09:29am by EDNate.

messageRe: To Americans in ed
Posted by johnqadams July 05, 09:35AM

We made sure to check with the council & stopped before 11 as required.

Come on by next year for a burger and a beer mate😃

messageRe: To Americans in ed
Posted by Humdinger July 05, 10:01AM

I know no one has mentioned dogs here, but it has always bewildered me when people get on their high horse about people setting off fireworks on Guy Fawkes night, saying they shouldn't be doing so because their precious dog doesn't like it.

Right, so everyone should stop doing a hundreds of years old tradition just to please you and your dog....

messageRe: To Americans in ed
Posted by JohnL July 05, 10:14AM

AT least unlike Washington there weren't any tanks

messageRe: To Americans in ed
Posted by fishbiscuits July 05, 10:46AM

I didn't hear any fireworks... luckily!!

I like America a lot, though (and, quite often, Americans). I don't know about having "so little that's real". Blues, rock n' roll, jazz, punk, soul. Joseph Heller, Philip K Dick, Hunter S Thompson. Stanley Kubrick, Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino. Bill Hicks. Richard Pryor. Texas BBQ, steaks, rueben-on-rye, key lime pie... state fairs, craft beer. Stunning scenery from cowboy country to wine country... secluded islands and beaches, to epic mountains.

OK so the sports are terrible, and the cars aren't very good and going round corners. I still struggle a bit with country music. And they keep on electing morons. But you can't have everything.

messageRe: To Americans in ed
Posted by Hemingway July 05, 10:48AM

Happy July the 4th yanks, most of us love you XXX

messageRe: To Americans in ed
Posted by Frankito July 05, 11:11AM

If no one has bothered to mention it then why do so..? Trying to start some fireworks of your own are you.. :0)

Just because something is a “hundreds of years old tradition” as you phrase it, doesn’t make it necessarily a good thing..!

umdinger Wrote:
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> I know no one has mentioned dogs here, but it has
> always bewildered me when people get on their high
> horse about people setting off fireworks on Guy
> Fawkes night, saying they shouldn't be doing so
> because their precious dog doesn't like it.
>
> Right, so everyone should stop doing a hundreds of
> years old tradition just to please you and your
> dog....

messageRe: To Americans in ed
Posted by KidKruger July 05, 11:19AM

I think dog owners resenting fireworks is reasonable.
expecting all fireworks to be banned for the sake of dogs less so (I'm sure most dog owners dont actually expect full ban on fireworks !).

messageRe: To Americans in ed
Posted by fishbiscuits July 05, 11:38AM

TBH I think fireworks should only be allowed on certain days of the year... particular celebrations and festivals. If 4th July is one such day, then so be it.

messageRe: To Americans in ed
Posted by VerryBerry July 05, 03:09PM

Interesting thread, when I worked in the States our neighbours placed signs out reminding people that a lot of veterans suffer with PTSD and fireworks wasn't necessary for a good celebration to take place.

We often forget about human suffering when it comes to fireworks. 11am is far too late on a week night with children due at school. If it was Friday or Saturday then maybe, with an apology note / sign, / sign placed where immediate neighbours can see would have been the decent way to deal with this although I'm sure no upset was meant.

messageRe: To Americans in ed
Posted by JennaAZ July 06, 10:29AM

I'm so very sorry this hindered on your quiet-time sensibilities. Sadly, my British neighbors don't respect this American's right to a peaceful night's sleep after 10pm either with their loud laughter (gasp) and shouting matches well past 11pm for...O.M.G. - 2 nights in a ROW! I guess we all have a cross to bear with those pesky, noisy, celebrating neighbors.

Happy Independence Day America!

Yours truly,
An American Ex-Pat.

messageRe: To Americans in ed
Posted by Sue July 06, 09:36PM

I can't remember which country or city it was, but somewhere has recently brought in a law (I think) that only fireworks which don't make a noise can be used.

A reasonable compromise??

messageRe: To Americans in ed
Posted by ED Light July 06, 10:31PM

Place name: Borington?



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was july 06, 10:32pm by ED Light.

messageRe: To Americans in ed
Posted by seenbeen July 07, 12:44AM

Sue Wrote:
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> I can't remember which country or city it was, but
> somewhere has recently brought in a law (I think)
> that only fireworks which don't make a noise can
> be used.
>
> A reasonable compromise??
It's in Italy...it's a brilliant idea because the whole point of them is the appearance. The noise is awful. When those horrible ones that sound like bombs came out I felt sorry for the older people who had lived through the war.

messageRe: To Americans in ed
Posted by first mate July 07, 07:44AM

Yes, it would be great if similar could be introduced in UK. Many animals and some people suffer badly with the noise.

messageRe: To Americans in ed
Posted by ruffers July 08, 11:17AM

seenbeen Wrote:
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> Sue Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > I can't remember which country or city it was,
> but
> > somewhere has recently brought in a law (I
> think)
> > that only fireworks which don't make a noise
> can
> > be used.
> >
> > A reasonable compromise??
> It's in Italy...it's a brilliant idea because the
> whole point of them is the appearance. The noise
> is awful. When those horrible ones that sound like
> bombs came out I felt sorry for the older people
> who had lived through the war.

Bangers must be a bit rubbish then.

messageRe: To Americans in ed
Posted by gsweet87 July 08, 10:16PM

Seems a bit weird to celebrate it after moving over here then, doesn't it.

messageRe: To Americans in ed
Posted by uncleglen July 09, 11:51AM

I should very much like to distance myself from the leaked comments made by the British Ambassador to the USA and the comments from Mrs May saying she backed up the Ambassador.

messageRe: To Americans in ed
Posted by KidKruger July 09, 12:01PM

UG - why, what SHOULD the ambassador have said in his appraisal of Trump and the administration ?

The ambassador had a view and somebody leaked it. The job of the ambassador is to represent the U.K., if he has concerns with the host country he’s supposed to highlight it to Govt. as clearly as he can. Which is what he did.


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