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No official town parade or fireworks show but from what I saw around the neighborhood stocks will be up tomorrow.
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Things are GREAT where I am, plenty of $25 and $50 at a time set off for hours.
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lines at the food pantry are a better indicator. Still quite long.
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Monsterflockster wrote: Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:38 am No official town parade or fireworks show but from what I saw around the neighborhood stocks will be up tomorrow.
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Fireworks have been going off evenings through about 1 or 2 am for quite a few days now.

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In a small town, with limited economic activity, it looked and sounded like world war 3.
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We awoke to a fog of cordite. The air quality is the worst I've ever seen, so the economy must be excellent!
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warowits wrote: Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:05 am In a small town, with limited economic activity, it looked and sounded like world war 3.
Sometimes that way here too (rural area outside small town). Also at the start of dove hunting season and the start of goose season.
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Lots of firework stands selling the 'approved' fireworks and collecting sales taxes on those.
Surprisingly large amount of illegal fireworks being used as well (assumed illegal because the large airborne fireworks are not approved in my area, there were no sanctioned firework display events, but they could be seen visibly all over town all night long).
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Now I know where those stimulus checks went.
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The fireworks economy in my area is GREAT.

Never saw so many individuals blowing off some steam (and some serious money).
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Must be plummeting here. The city park a half-mile away did not have their annual fireworks display. Heard sporadic fireworks from the neighborhood, but the dogs barely even blinked. We were watching the movie Midway last night and scarcely noticed the few fireworks that were going off.
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On vacation at the beach... Fireworks, parties and music all night.

Oh yeah, 75% of the young people who were at these parties have a good chance of getting COVID. No social distancing or masks were to be found n patios and decks packed with people.
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Community parade and fireworks show were cancelled. Neighborhood fireworks were present but quite subdued as compared to prior years. Of course we are very concerned about wild fires (see Avatar showing a sunrise through smoky skies).
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Fireworks in the neighborhood were quickly stopped last night when Mother Nature gave huge presentation of her own fireworks that drove the neighbors inside very quickly never to return! I suspect they will be back out tonight. :annoyed
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The fireworks business has been booming in Michigan. Tons of retailers sold out of product. Almost every city display cancelled. A friend of mine and I did a private display with professional fireworks in a field that was surrounded by houses on 3 sides. It seems like citizens picked up the slack this year.
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Booming. Literally.
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Above average.

I hope next year is a repeat. I can see my town’s show from my driveway, miles away, and watch my neighbors battle each other in the sky. There were three very well funded launch points here.
I don’t know where the mosquitoes were last night, but they were not around. Too much smoke?

Saw a young man push brooming a cup de sac leaving the house today too. Nice to see someone cleaning!
I think everyone was finished around 11 too. Overall pleasant. Lots of the big kind too.

As usual, on the subdivision/community Facebook page, people are blowing up over the fireworks. The mischievous side of me finds that very humorous. Complaining is above average there.

I hope my neighbors saved enough for New Years Eve!
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Fireworks apparently started a fire in the woods behind my house. I called 911.
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Illegal in my state. Heard a bunch that scared our cats. Someone burned down his garage with them. I wasn't close enough to hear if they first said "Watch this!" before setting off the mother of all fire starters. I guess a contractor somewhere will be economically boosted with the garage rebuild.
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arcticpineapplecorp. wrote: Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:14 am Now I know where those stimulus checks went.
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tomd37 wrote: Sun Jul 05, 2020 11:25 am Fireworks in the neighborhood were quickly stopped last night when Mother Nature gave huge presentation of her own fireworks that drove the neighbors inside very quickly never to return! I suspect they will be back out tonight. :annoyed
Love when that happens. :)
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I don’t understand the appeal of buying and setting off fireworks. It’s quite literally setting your cash on fire.
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Either great or people were purposefully blowing up their own houses for the insurance money. :moneybag
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ClevrChico wrote: Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:08 am We awoke to a fog of cordite. The air quality is the worst I've ever seen, so the economy must be excellent!
In my area the air quality was off the charts bad. Really just what we needed in the middle of a respiratory pandemic!

I very much doubt there's a correlation with the economy. But I wouldn't be surprised at all if there were a correlation between illegal fireworks and COVID infection rates going forward (both correlated with irresponsible behavior).
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People love their fireworks. So do I.

It makes no sense to ban them.
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I don't think I ever heard so many fireworks as last night. They are Illegal where I live. LOL I live on the boarder of two towns that fireworks are both Illegal in. I think they are competing who can break the law more. Overall I think it is a good sign. In 2009 it was very quiet around the 4th of July.
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obgraham wrote: Sun Jul 05, 2020 3:31 pm People love their fireworks. So do I.

It makes no sense to ban them.
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A lot of fireworks could be a contrary indicator for the economy.

In good years in our neighborhood lots of people would have out of town spending money. If they are home then spending a hundred bucks on fireworks could easily be a fraction of what they would have spent in a normal year.
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Q: Based on neighborhood fireworks how is your local economy doing?
A: Booming.

Serious answer now...compared to things like rent and car payments, fireworks are cheap entertainment, and a lot of people have been stuck at home without a vacation for a really long time now. My dog would prefer that they stop, but she doesn't get a say.
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Watty wrote: Sun Jul 05, 2020 4:58 pm A lot of fireworks could be a contrary indicator for the economy.
inferior good - like hamburger?
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Much more fireworks this year than last year but I figure it is more to do with almost all local fireworks shows being cancelled due to Covid19.
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Watty wrote: Sun Jul 05, 2020 4:58 pm A lot of fireworks could be a contrary indicator for the economy.
There also might be an inverse relationship between ability to truly afford fireworks and your impulse control.
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Fireworks, smokes, alcohol, and lottery tickets...hmmm probably recession proof.
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Bogleheads:

I hope that you were able to see the 4th of July fireworks sent from the top of the Empire State Building in N.Y. City. I can't remember seeing more beautiful fireworks anywhere.

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I hate people who set off fireworks.
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Jack FFR1846 wrote: Sun Jul 05, 2020 12:40 pm Illegal in my state. Heard a bunch that scared our cats. Someone burned down his garage with them. I wasn't close enough to hear if they first said "Watch this!" before setting off the mother of all fire starters. I guess a contractor somewhere will be economically boosted with the garage rebuild.
And we've certainly given the NH economy a nice boost!
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Taylor Larimore wrote: Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:13 pm Bogleheads:

I hope that you were able to see the 4th of July fireworks sent from the top of the Empire State Building in N.Y. City. I can't remember seeing more beautiful fireworks anywhere.

Best wishes.
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Doom&Gloom wrote: Sun Jul 05, 2020 11:02 am Must be plummeting here. The city park a half-mile away did not have their annual fireworks display. Heard sporadic fireworks from the neighborhood, but the dogs barely even blinked. We were watching the movie Midway last night and scarcely noticed the few fireworks that were going off.
I'm going to amend my response: apparently my neighbors are flush because there seem to be more fireworks tonight than last night. DW suggested that the fireworks might have been on sale for 50% off today :moneybag
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Fireworks are illegal where I live.

One landed in a trashcan outside an elementary school, caught the school on fire, and nearly burned to the ground.

Firefighters have been extremely busy putting out fires all over our dry hills.

People must have money to literally burn, but our county coiffeurs are surely hurting from it.

Because of COVID and the dry hills, there are no city fireworks. Maybe it would be cheaper to make them official so people are entertaining themselves dangerously and illegally.

I don't understand it.
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jebmke wrote: Sun Jul 05, 2020 4:55 pm
obgraham wrote: Sun Jul 05, 2020 3:31 pm People love their fireworks. So do I.

It makes no sense to ban them.
can be very traumatic for pets and vets
And people with lungs. In Salt Lake City, particulate measurements (as reported by airnow.gov) jumped through red (unhealthy) into purple (very unhealthy), peaking at 239 at 1 am, then spent the next eleven hours gradually improving into a merely moderate yellow at 86. First time I've ever seen it anywhere near that high, and also the first time I've worn a pollution mask indoors. The air purifiers just weren't doing the job.
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To put it in perspective - the show started around 8:30 pm and continued until 2 am this morning. However, its a tale of two worlds, the other side is hurting terribly, the food pantries are running low and the demand has gone up! I would not say that we are anywhere near back to where we were in the first quarter and 3rd quarter results are not likely to be better. People are cautious.
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According to my neighborhood, we're headed for a mega-depression. Maybe even a cannibalistic extinction event.

(Of course living in a tinder dry forest might have something to do with the total lack of fireworks...)
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abuss368 wrote: Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:21 pm
Taylor Larimore wrote: Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:13 pm Bogleheads:

I hope that you were able to see the 4th of July fireworks sent from the top of the Empire State Building in N.Y. City. I can't remember seeing more beautiful fireworks anywhere.

Best wishes.
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Wow! I did not know they did that. Did you watch on television?
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Yes.

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People have way too much money.
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Whakamole wrote: Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:38 am People have way too much money.
Or they are just very willing to spend the money they have, and even money they don’t have
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My tinnitus was aggravated by a loud explosion next door as I watered my summer squash. It was 8:30am! Thought I was safe.
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What fireworks?
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Booming?
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Saw a video from a helicopter over LA, it looked like the whole city was shooting them off. Crazy. And they were not the little ones, it was the really big ones.
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cheapedy wrote: Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:17 pm My tinnitus was aggravated by a loud explosion next door as I watered my summer squash. It was 8:30am! Thought I was safe.
Same here; and partial hearing loss, mainly on one side. A lot of folks don't realize that loud can be very disorienting for people with hearing impairment. I had to leave a restaurant mid-meal once because I was getting so disoriented I thought I was having a stroke.
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