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OT: What is new years like around you folks for noise and gunfire?

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  • #16
    I live very close to a Naval dockyard, fishing fleet and ferry terminal. At one time the chorus of hooters at midnight was most impressive and huntingly beautiful. Now there's hardly a hooter sounded, and all we hear is idiots with too much money banging off huge fireworks.

    George

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    • #17
      Plunger that is one of the most insane things iv ever heard of... one crazy place you live in.

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      • #18
        I’ve lived on the E. side of Indy for nearly 30 years.
        There has always been gunfire around here, but last year was the worst I can remember in quite some time.
        Crime around here is fairly high. The gunshots usually continue until 2-3am.
        I have bought property outside of Indy, hopefully I
        can get a house built before I get hit by flying lead.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by plunger View Post
          We just need a funeral. Its an every weekend event if you are close to a graveyard. But what we are famous for are new years eve at Hillbrow. You have to avoid flying fridges and furniture. The hospitals see more trauma cases in one night than you first world countries see in a year. True story. Ask some doctors who have done some time in these hospitals.
          https://www.facebook.com/dalaucrew/v...4102344391091/
          lol. impressive donut skills starting at timestamp 2:00.



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          • #20
            Eh... I thought it was just the local hillbillies and such (known locally as "hoosiers", and yes it means what you'd think). Apparently not so much.

            Police every year put out a notice about "no tolerance", but really, police are "reactive", and by the time they arrive, nothing is going on, and nobody is visible. Does no good.
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            Hashim Khan

            Everything not impossible is compulsory

            "There's no pleasing these serpents"......Lewis Carroll

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            • #21
              Damn I'm sure glad I live out in the boonies. Sometimes it's a pain when trying to buy something a bit obscure and having to either go for a longish drive or wait for the mail or courier to arrive but, sure glad I don't live in the rat cage anymore. The way I look at it, those longish drives help distance me from dickheads.
              The links that Plunger left are totally bizarre..

              I hear the odd gunshot here occasionally throughout the year and these are never called in by anybody since the only question at that point is, what's for dinner.
              Home, down in the valley behind the Red Angus
              Bad Decisions Make Good Stories​

              Location: British Columbia

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              • #22
                Even the boonies are not perfect.... My wife is from a mile outside a small town. Usually on a visit it is OK, bangs are varmints, dinner, or sighting-in. But there have been instances of some fool a mile away shooting with no backstop... so a buzzing whistle and/or a solid thunk into a tree. Not cool.
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                Hashim Khan

                Everything not impossible is compulsory

                "There's no pleasing these serpents"......Lewis Carroll

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                • #23
                  Yes no guarantees wherever you live but the odds out here are way better.
                  Home, down in the valley behind the Red Angus
                  Bad Decisions Make Good Stories​

                  Location: British Columbia

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                  • #24
                    I live a very urban city and there's not much ruckus, and what there is is fireworks. Spending NYE in Oakland a few years back I was shocked at the obvious gunfire, 6 evenly spaced bangs. Yay NJ gun laws.
                    Location: Jersey City NJ USA

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                    • #25
                      We are going to keep it pretty quiet this NY- we usually send off a few hot air airships, but not this time.

                      I spent one NY in Salisbury, Rhodesia. Our band booked into the downtown theatre, and when they began playing the manager came running down the aisle waving his arms, yelling 'no, no, no'- 'it's too loud'. But the audience was loving it, and he had to slink away. When the gig was done, we had to be escorted out the back way with all our gear- but we snuck back in to meet with the audience. When the clock struck midnight it was pandemonium on the street- glass breaking everywhere, bottles thrown into the street, guys were drag racing up and down the main drag, and some people were killed as we found out later. Black people, not whites. A lot of people were firing pistols into the sky. It was hot and muggy, booze was flowing freely. A black African with booze was a dangerous thing, and this was a city of 4.5 million blacks and half a million whites. Pretty sure that ranks as my most memorable new year celebration.
                      I seldom do anything within the scope of logical reason and calculated cost/benefit, etc- I'm following my passion-

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by Ian B View Post
                        Guns really aren't common in Holland, but that doesn't mean that people here don't like making loud bangs. The Dutch celebrate new year with "carbit schieten" - they put acetylene carbide crystals and water in an old milk can or pipe, plug the hole with a football and fire it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKUJ-zfOfBI

                        They're active right now.

                        Ian
                        Plenty of guns in here but shooting in air is not part of tradition in here
                        Fireworks going off for roughly 12 hours, mostly in controlled manner.
                        Location: Helsinki, Finland, Europe

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                        • #27
                          I just hope all the idiots that feel the need to light stuff off pay attention to the wind and dry conditions and if not then i hope it's they who lose their house,,,

                          we just had 600 houses destroyed in a matter of a few hours up in boulder colo. yesterday --- most of the times it's people keeping their fingers crossed for days as fires consume more area --- not yesterday - they didn't even have a chance to think about anything...

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                          • #28
                            So. LA Fireworks Disposal, YouTube, 17 injured, Peterbuilt truck destroyed. Thanks to LAPD.

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                            • #29
                              New years is very quiet here. We did have a rich Vietnamese guy in one end of the subdivision who liked his firecrackers, but I think he has moved away. The last 30 years I celebrate "old guys new year". Go to bed at 9:30 and sleep thru it.
                              Brian Rupnow
                              Design engineer
                              Barrie, Ontario, Canada

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                              • #30
                                Mostly fireworks in the bay area. Not advisable to fire aerial mortars in a densely populated suburb which includes homes with shingle roofing, but I have found big chunks of mortars on the roof of my parents house many years. Thankful that they have cement tiles.

                                We're in a drought. Stuff is dry. Don't burn down the neighborhood.
                                -paul

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