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How to not die from fireworks,
courtesy of the Clinton administration

Washington Post, by Philip Bump

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Posted By:MissMolly, 7/4/2014 4:38:12 AM

In 1996, the government blew things up on the National Mall to protect your kids. And you, really. Anyone who might be using fireworks or be near someone using fireworks or who might go outside at all ever when someone in the universe is using any type of fireworks. You really can never be too careful. It was two days before the Fourth, and the Consumer Product Safety Commission trekked out to the base of the Washington Monument to blow things up. Craig Winneker tweeted the full video earlier this morning, and it´s at the bottom of this article. But we

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: wetenschapper, 7/4/2014 8:25:22 AM     (No. 9910650)

Alas, fireworks are not what they used to be. Though the article mentions cherry bombs, I don´t believe these are even legal anymore. Back when I was a kid, we used to have great fun turning cans inside-out and bringing great destruction to red-ant hills with cherry bombs and m-80´s. Dangerous? Sure, but childhood should be a little bit dangerous, lest one grow up into a liberal safety-Nazi girlpants like the current president.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Cor-vet, 7/4/2014 9:45:12 AM     (No. 9910770)

Our tax dollars at work!

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