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Some Fun Reading

FTTPOW

Moderator
A good read, I needed that. Ahhh, the good old days. Phhhhit-poof, no eyebrows.

I never messed with blackpowder in my formative years, but dynamite is a whole new story, best left alone.
 
Back in those days it was not hard to purchase the required items, the attitude generally being if some kid blew himself up that was his problem. We believed and practiced the code of personal responsibility in those days. If you blew up something that belonged to someone else ( or blew up someone else) then they would come and get you. Other than that you were usually left alone. If you suffered from a mistake, it was hoped that you learned from it and did not repeat it.

I wish thoughts were still like this. I really don't like the current understanding that we need to protect people from themselves, and the consequences of their actions. Let us screw up, learn and pay the price. What better way to learn....
 

flingem71

Member
Back in those days it was not hard to purchase the required items, the attitude generally being if some kid blew himself up that was his problem. We believed and practiced the code of personal responsibility in those days. If you blew up something that belonged to someone else ( or blew up someone else) then they would come and get you. Other than that you were usually left alone. If you suffered from a mistake, it was hoped that you learned from it and did not repeat it.

I wish thoughts were still like this. I really don't like the current understanding that we need to protect people from themselves, and the consequences of their actions. Let us screw up, learn and pay the price. What better way to learn....
Well said!

DISCLAIMER: some of the things I say may be unfiltered, offensive, or even complete B.S.
 

inchr48

Moderator
I loved that part. Like the author, I still have all my body parts. We blew lots of stuff up with "M-80's". Some near misses from shrapnel, and my hearing is pretty bad nowadays.
 


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