People shooting guns up in the air to celebrate. Dumb

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31 Dec 2023, 3:28 pm

Why are people so dumb to think that shooting guns up in the air to celebrate New Years Eve is a good idea? The bullets come down. People have been injured and even killed by stray bullets all because people thought that celebrating New Years Eve with guns was a good idea.



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31 Dec 2023, 3:32 pm

Something I've always dreaded-falling bullets, like falling ceiling fans. \n Can you tell me where you are?


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31 Dec 2023, 3:38 pm

Isn't that the dumbest thing you've ever heard?

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01 Jan 2024, 12:16 pm

Lack of gun control, murrrricans, and alcohol are not a good combination.



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01 Jan 2024, 12:24 pm

They do that in the Arab world. Shoot their AK-47s straight up into the air to celebrate. And what goes up must come down. So folks die from getting beaned on the head. And we Murricans do it pistols and rifles too.

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If there were no air on earth ...a bullet fired straight up in the air would would hit the ground with the exact same speed it left the muzzle of the gun. But air slows the bullet going up, and slows it a little coming back down. It may hit some terminal velocity on the way down. But still...if a rifle bullet with a muzzle velocity of half of a mile per second hits you on the head with one tenth that speed...you're an instant goner.



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01 Jan 2024, 12:28 pm

Understood, Arab fireworks.


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01 Jan 2024, 12:33 pm

That sounds very dangerous and unwise.



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01 Jan 2024, 3:41 pm

It's just how they ward off sky demons. Y'all think it's useless but when's the last time you've seen a sky demon?

Exactly, shooting at the sky works. :nerdy:


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01 Jan 2024, 4:02 pm

funeralxempire wrote:
It's just how they ward off sky demons. Y'all think it's useless but when's the last time you've seen a sky demon?

Exactly, shooting at the sky works. :nerdy:


Haha, 'sky demons'.

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01 Jan 2024, 4:42 pm

blitzkrieg wrote:
funeralxempire wrote:
It's just how they ward off sky demons. Y'all think it's useless but when's the last time you've seen a sky demon?

Exactly, shooting at the sky works. :nerdy:


Haha, 'sky demons'.

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I was hoping to have a picture of a fighter plane here, but apparently I conflated the Douglas Skyray and Skylancer with the McDonnell Demon. :lol:


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02 Jan 2024, 3:10 pm

I bet the map of where people do this overlaps quite nicely with the map of low (or no) physics class scores in high school.


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02 Jan 2024, 3:19 pm

I blame Steppenwolf.

"Fire all of your guns at once, and explode into space"

No, bullets do not go into space!


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02 Jan 2024, 4:38 pm

Its "fire all of your guns, and watch them explode into space".

"Guns" meaning the exhaust pipes of your motorcycle.

Folks fire literal guns in celebration for the sound. Not for the sight. You cant watch a bullet in flight.



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02 Jan 2024, 4:40 pm

goldfish21 wrote:
I bet the map of where people do this overlaps quite nicely with the map of low (or no) physics class scores in high school.


We give students straight As just for showing up, thus hardly anybody actually learns anything.


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02 Jan 2024, 4:45 pm

^ No, not typically. I’m saying this as a mom of a student and a former teacher in a third rate, conservative school.


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02 Jan 2024, 4:53 pm

Tim_Tex wrote:
goldfish21 wrote:
I bet the map of where people do this overlaps quite nicely with the map of low (or no) physics class scores in high school.


We give students straight As just for showing up, thus hardly anybody actually learns anything.

We have schools and systems here now that don’t even assign letter grades at all, just feedback on learning progress.

No idea if that’s in an high schools or how universities would assess people for applications without %’s and grades/GPA.


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