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On 3 Nov 2011 at 6:09pm AKane wrote:
To the 'lads' building the Waterloo bonfire: 1. It is illegal to let off fireworks during the day 2. It is illegal to let off fireworks in the street 3. There are young kids and dogs near you 4. Spend your money on something better e.g. a book 5. Why are you not in college or work?
On 3 Nov 2011 at 7:38pm Mr Forks wrote:
It's not illegal to discharge fireworks during the day, only after 11pm except Bonfire Night and New Year. It should be illegal to moan tho!
On 3 Nov 2011 at 7:51pm Fork off wrote:
The vets have sold out of pet tranquillisers already. At least pet owners know to leave town on the night of the fifth. Maybe they should book a whole week away now.. tho.. ;-|
On 3 Nov 2011 at 8:24pm Decent Citizen wrote:
Some of us are Lewes born and bred.Some of us have been here many,many years,long before many of you were born or thought of. The procession is great,the firesite is in fact wonderful,BUT, BUT,BUT, the bangs are way,way, too loud. To enjoy the evening, I really do not need my ear drums to give me pain,or mine,or my friends animals to have to be tranquillized ,or to move out of Lewes for the night,I enjoy bonfire!Surely the procession,the beautiful firework displays are sufficient? I honestly,honestly, do not understand the need for the excessive noise.
On 4 Nov 2011 at 12:35am Tommy wrote:
I like some things, I dont like other things. The things i dont like should be made illegal, regardless of the history or traditions of said thing/s. The bangs are probably rook scarers, not illegal to set off during the day otherwise every farmer in the land would be in prison. The societies need to let off test fireworks to get valuable info including how high/far/long they actually are so that they can plan the best possbile display. To those that dislike bonfire and wish to dilute it or see it banned, it was in this towns blood long before us and will continue to be long after we are gone.
On 4 Nov 2011 at 8:11am Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
I find the noise exciting. It gives me an adrenalin rush and makes my heart race. I even like the ones that go off very close by, that I haven't seen, and that make me jump and spill my beer.
My dogs hate if though, and my poor lad has spent most of the last couple of evenings in his crate with a blanket over it, as he gets so scared he causes great destruction and risks hurting himslef in his attempts to find somewhere to hide. Both are off to kennels for the next few days, so they'll be nice and safe.
Incidentally, I have found a combination of homeopathic phosphorus (200c) when a bang goes off and a capsule of melatonin early in the evening far more effective for the dogs than any veterinary tranquilliser. Bot avaialble online, or you can get the phosphorus from the homeopathic vet at East Hoathly.
On 4 Nov 2011 at 8:47am AKane wrote:
They were not testing fireworks, they were letting off bangers every few minutes and didn't give a toss who or what was walking by. This only re-enforces my view that most bonfire boys are just a bunch of hooligans.
On 4 Nov 2011 at 9:32am Ed Can Do wrote:
I must be one of the only pet owners in the country lucky enough to own pets who are completely unbothered by bangs. Our little cat is perhaps a bit too stupid to realise she should be scared and our older one seems to quite enjoy fireworks. She was actually sat outside watching the ones after Proms in the Paddock.
On 4 Nov 2011 at 10:03am MrFacePalm wrote:
"I have found a combination of homeopathic phosphorus (200c) when a bang goes off ... far more effective for the dogs than any veterinary tranquilliser. Bot avaialble online, or you can get the phosphorus from the homeopathic vet at East Hoathly. "

This will be as effective as you might expect from a sugar pill with a drop of water poured onto it - because that's exactly what's in said capsule - and homeopaths will freely admit that there's nothing but water and sugar in these capsules.

The 200C means that 1 part named ingredient (phosphorous in this case) or the 'mother tincture' as homeopaths call it was mixed with 100 parts of pure distilled water and then 1 part of this mixture was mixed with another 100 parts water. This dilution process was repeated again and again. 200 times in case. So after the 1st dilution (1C) there is (1 part in 100) 1% of the mother tincture in the solution. After 2 dilutions (2C) there's 1 part in 10,000 (0.01%) of the mother tincture left. After 3 dilutions it's 1 part in 1 million (0.0001%) etc. After 200 dilutions you're looking at 1 part in 10 followed by 400 zeros (1 part in 10^400).

By the time you get to these levels of dilution the chances of any of the original substance being left are infinitesimally small. If you had a sphere of liquid with made up of 10^400 molecules of pure water and one molecule of prosperous it would be considerably larger than the known Universe - there being only about 10^80 atoms in the observable universe.

Please stop wasting your money on this nonsense and treat your pets with proper medicine I'm sure they deserve it.
On 4 Nov 2011 at 2:18pm AKane wrote:
Some idiot stoll my name...thats so pathetic. Why would you do that
On 4 Nov 2011 at 2:19pm AKane wrote:
Stole not stoll. My spelling is apalling
On 4 Nov 2011 at 4:56pm Clifford wrote:
It's worse than apalling, it's appaling. (Hang on, is that right?)
On 4 Nov 2011 at 5:39pm njbs wrote:
bangers make bonfireeeeeee!
On 4 Nov 2011 at 5:46pm The Lord Speaketh wrote:
Bangers Maketh night turneth to day, Long Live the work of fire.
On 4 Nov 2011 at 6:56pm 10 rupees wrote:
akane, I think you are talking stool......

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