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Old 06-03-2014, 08:06 AM   #11
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I guess hot air balloons are dumb?
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DUH, big difference, hot air balloons are controlled and manned.
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DUH, big difference, hot air balloons are controlled and manned.
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Regardless of how long they've been around, it is a dumb thing to do flying fire overhead regardless of what generation you're in.

Let's call you both right. Relatively safe in a controlled environment but incredibly stupid with overhead obstructions, like pine trees.
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Maybe we can find some kids to fly the Chinese Lanterns over yours and Timmy's property?
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Let's call you both right. Relatively safe in a controlled environment but incredibly stupid with overhead obstructions, like pine trees.
Agree, like only on an ocean cruise otherwise, they cannot be controlled.

All I can say is if I saw someone setting them off around my property or me, I would immediately call the law enforcement folks.
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Old 06-03-2014, 08:19 AM   #16
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Old 06-03-2014, 08:21 AM   #17
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Maybe we can find some kids to fly the Chinese Lanterns over yours and Timmy's property?
Let me know when that happens!
I'd love to watch!
Maybe even photograph it!

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Yup, we are insane. Been launching them at the lake for years. We usually have a bunch and other campers come over to look. We call them wishing lanterns. Last year a family came over where Mom was diagnosed with cancer. We launched a bunch of them with her in mind. The cool thing was that we saw them again months later and the cancer ended up being benign. You want to launch them in an area clear of trees. They'll keep gaining altitude until the wax burns up.

I guess we are insane too for playing with fire crackers, hairspray potato launchers, etc.
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Let's call you both right. Relatively safe in a controlled environment but incredibly stupid with overhead obstructions, like pine trees.
Or structures below like rubber camper roofs.
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Old 06-03-2014, 08:29 AM   #20
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This thread has proven one thing, "Common sense is not very common."

Have fun with them. I'm outa here.
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