Be a pal, Pennsylvania, and quit sell...

Be a pal, Pennsylvania, and quit selling fireworks, New Jersey ...

There are 38 comments on the The Morning Call story from Jun 8, 2007, titled Be a pal, Pennsylvania, and quit selling fireworks, New Jersey .... In it, The Morning Call reports that:

New Jersey wants Pennsylvania to help take the bang out of fireworks, but its wishes may fizzle.

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snap

Emmaus, PA

#22 Jun 27, 2007
The Punisher wrote:
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uh..not illegal to gamble in PA...Casinos are going up all over
how was the malls parking security detail tonight did you get rained on
Anderson Cooper

Emmaus, PA

#23 Jun 27, 2007
Those of you who believe it's a bubble will want to clip and save this item, which comes courtesy of the Irving Housing Blog. As you can see, it's a map of the "Psychology of a Bubble":

"The above graph is an excellent depiction of the psychological stages of a market bubble. It is fairly easy to put time frames to each of these stages as displayed by our local housing market:
Take off: 1998-1999
First Sell Off: 2000
Media Attention: 2001-2002
Enthusiasm: 2003
Greed: 2004-2005
Delusion: 2006
Denial: 2007
Fear: 2008
Capitulation: 2009-2010
Despair: 2011-2013
Return to the Mean: 2014

Obviously, the past is easier to document than the future, so we may reach future stages sooner or later than shown above, but we will reach them."

Where are we now? "Right now, we are in the denial stage. Prices have not dropped enough to cause real fear. Denial is apparent in polls like this one ... where 85% believe their home will rise in value during the next five years, and 63% believe a house is a good investment. That is serious denial."

What do we think? Land is in the Greenspan camp, which holds -- in a rather wimpy fashion -- that bubbles reveal themselves only by popping. That is, until it pops, you don't know for sure if it's a bubble.
And -- though it is true we have been accused many times of being a bad listener -- we

“Tolerance and reason”

Since: Apr 07

Lehigh County

#24 Jun 28, 2007
Steelersfan, you have really gone off the deep end now. Posting about your obsession on every unrelated thread you can find?

Seriously man, get some help.
Anderson Cooper wrote:
Those of you who believe it's a bubble will want to clip and save this item, which comes courtesy of the Irving Housing Blog. As you can see, it's a map of the "Psychology of a Bubble":
"The above graph is an excellent depiction of the psychological stages of a market bubble. It is fairly easy to put time frames to each of these stages as displayed by our local housing market:
Take off: 1998-1999
First Sell Off: 2000
Media Attention: 2001-2002
Enthusiasm: 2003
Greed: 2004-2005
Delusion: 2006
Denial: 2007
Fear: 2008
Capitulation: 2009-2010
Despair: 2011-2013
Return to the Mean: 2014
Obviously, the past is easier to document than the future, so we may reach future stages sooner or later than shown above, but we will reach them."
Where are we now? "Right now, we are in the denial stage. Prices have not dropped enough to cause real fear. Denial is apparent in polls like this one ... where 85% believe their home will rise in value during the next five years, and 63% believe a house is a good investment. That is serious denial."
What do we think? Land is in the Greenspan camp, which holds -- in a rather wimpy fashion -- that bubbles reveal themselves only by popping. That is, until it pops, you don't know for sure if it's a bubble.
And -- though it is true we have been accused many times of being a bad listener -- we

Since: Feb 07

Etters, PA

#25 Jun 28, 2007
Hey New Jersey why don't you be a pal and mind your own business! Fireworks are fun...get over it.

Since: Mar 07

Allentown PA

#26 Jun 28, 2007
Lite 'em up

Since: Jun 07

Allentown, PA

#27 Jun 28, 2007
snap wrote:
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how was the malls parking security detail tonight did you get rained on
I don't know...I didn't have time to check on them...too busy patrolling my city....of course, you probably know since you were working at the kiosk that sells that hand lotion...you really need to stop bugging me while I am shopping.

Again...you should really try taking the test for one of the local police departments....it would be funny to see you get turned down again..in fact, how ironic..emmaus is hiring
Tyrant666

York, PA

#29 Aug 30, 2007
New Jursey, If you guys are get rid of fireworks, thats your choice to be lame and a bunch of uptight douche bags, but mind your oun damn buissness. Were fun and you suck.
Tyrant666

York, PA

#30 Aug 30, 2007
Labyrinth wrote:
Hey New Jersey why don't you be a pal and mind your own business! Fireworks are fun...get over it.

I fully agree with what you said.
Wilson

Philadelphia, PA

#31 Mar 30, 2008
HELL WITH NJ wrote:
NJ NEEDS TO LEGALIZE FIREWORKS!IM SO SICK OF THIS STATE.
I could not agree more. Fireworks are not dangerous if you use them correctly. I hate New Jersey.
Lou

Allentown, PA

#32 Mar 30, 2008
Libertarian wrote:
Dear Pennsylvania,
Please tell your nosy, nazi neighbor, New Jersy, to go staright to hell.
Better yet, let's annex their butts. PA could use some beachfront.
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A redneck and his fireworks go hand in hand
Lou

Allentown, PA

#33 Mar 30, 2008
Tyrant666 wrote:
New Jursey, If you guys are get rid of fireworks, thats your choice to be lame and a bunch of uptight douche bags, but mind your oun damn buissness. Were fun and you suck.
Spelling and grammar are for boring people
Lou

Allentown, PA

#34 Mar 30, 2008
Tom-2265 wrote:
Now, Florida, there's a state for you. At just about every holiday, tents spring up in seemingly every vacant lot where you can buy all kinds of fireworks.
There's no car inspections in Florida and the silly no shoes, no shirt, no service does not apply. PA is a hunting, fireworks, no shoes, no shirt, redneck state, smoke no frills ciggies, and cheap beer. I am surprised they banned smoking in public places.

fatboy2

“rockin pandas”

Since: Mar 07

Whitehall

#36 Mar 30, 2008
But people from PA can't buy fireworks there
El Machete wrote:
Dear New Jersey,
Please mind your won buisness. PA residents like NJ residents want to be treated like adults and be allowed to enjoy fireworks. It is your fault that you hopelessly try to ban adults from celebrating their country's Independence by blowing up a small piece of it. Why don't you clean up your superfund sites and leave us alone.

Since: Mar 08

Sellersville, PA

#37 Mar 30, 2008
Also to New Jersey residents:

Learn what a turn signal switch is for!!!

I don't know why New Jersey drivers have such an aversion to using a blinker.

Back to topic, I wish Pennsylvania allowed our residents to buy "real" fireworks - I have to go to Ohio to get decent stuff like bottle rockets and Roman candles, but it's on my way to Michigan, as I go there once a year for a car club event.
El Machete wrote:
Oh and in this state the left lane of the highway is for those who want to drive fast. So if you want to drive slow stay in the right lane!!
Moon Traveller

Colchester, CT

#38 Jun 18, 2008
Did New Jersey have the consumer fireworks put onto a ballot for the people to vote or did some politician come along and say I don't want fireworks? It's not about what some politician wants, it's about what the people want and that's what we have votes for!

It's about what the people want, not what the governor wants! It's not just their states, it's the American peoples states!

A professional pyro could teach people how to setup and launch 8" mortar shells but a fireworks convention on the news won't let a professional pyro guy come on tv and show the people how to setup and use class C consumer fireworks? Give me a break! It could take as little as 10 minutes or less to show someone how to use class C fireworks that explode or goes in the air! A little firecracker or bottle rocket could blind someone but theres something called safety glasses, they sell them in gun shops for people that like to target shoot with bb guns!

Spray your houses and lawns with water if you didn't get any rain before lighting your fireworks, could help prevent fires. If you don't light fireworks still spray your house and lawn with water!

Last but not least tell your state legislaters to grow some balls! The average Chinese citizen could walk into a store in the country of China and buy professional grade fireworks and they haven't banned fireworks! My or I should say our state in America won't even let us use sky rockets or firecrackers, only sparklers!
Moon Traveller

Colchester, CT

#39 Jun 18, 2008
All consumer fireworks are legal under federal law in America to be bought and sold and used if a state wants to legalize fireworks. If a state bans some or all consumer fireworks and your caught using them in your state your arrested and charged as a criminal with a misdeamenor charge, tax dollars wasted, fines and possible jail time, and a criminal record is created.

Prohibition doesn't work, if it did alcohol would still be illegal and New Jersey citizens also wouldn't go to PA to buy fireworks. This will happen in any state that bans fireworks, people will always bring them back from somewhere else, you can't enforce that law and arrest everyone!

Don't blame the cops for the fireworks laws, some cops in my state don't even care about fireworks, but blame the people you elect in office in your state! Get fireworks petitions going, get votes to legalize all fireworks put onto ballots and talk your states into educating people on bein more responsible with fireworks and talk them into getting pyros to appear at fireworks conventions to show the people how to use fireworks instead of having it be a prohibition fest and showing the wrong ways to use fireworks when they could be showing people the right ways and safer ways to use fireworks. Always the chance of a firework malfunctioning but education for using fireworks is needed.
Moon Traveller

Colchester, CT

#40 Jun 18, 2008
Safety Tips:

Sometimes on the news you will hear a report about a firework that fires shells into the air tipping over. Bricks should be placed around all sides of the device to keep it stable and keep the firework on a flat smoothe surface, if you have no flat surface and only a grass area, put a board down but always put bricks or something around the firework to anchor it from tipping over.

Reloadable mortar tubes should be givin time to cool off before loading in another shell after each shot. Hot mortar tubes have been known to un expectedly fire shells when loaded into a hot tube even if the fuse wasn't lit.

Roman candles could be placed in buckets of sand or a cardboard tube instead of holding it in your hard. Pipes, tubes, plastic bottles could be used to light your rockets out of for a more stable flight. Just make sure the rocket with the fuse is long enough that it's free from the top of the jug, pipe, or tube.

Hope everyone has a good 4th of July.

Legal or not many of us will continue to buy and use fireworks!
tyler

Clark, NJ

#41 Aug 1, 2008
i live in NJ and i dont see what the redidents are bitching about . Please PA DONT stop selling fireworks. I am a pyro-ass 14 year old and i cant make my dad drive all the way to maryland

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