Saturday, July 05, 2014

Ogden 4th Of July "Celebration" -- The Aftermath

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. -- Albert Einstein

Via a couple of our social media friends, following last night's insane Ogden fireworks frenzy:

"Isn't one central celebration enough? Does the whole town have to sound like a War Zone for hours on end? Share if you think we should do something about this. Our pets and wild animals deserve more from us—they are terrified!":

Sodden Question: "Is this really necessary, Ogden, Utah?"

Having trouble breathing this morning, Ogden City Lumpencitizens? Here's why:

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"Weber County particulate levels over the last 5 days. 55 is "unhealthy", 155 is "very unhealthy", and 250 is "hazardous". However, those ratings are officially based on the 24-hour average (the blue curve), which is now just above 100 (and will remain there until tonight). Live data is here":
Take note of the troubling airborne particulates spike, which not-so-curiously coincides with last night's nerve-jangling Ogden public pyrotechnics overdose.

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. -- Albert Einstein


Monotreme said...

Fireworks have long since "jumped the shark" in terms of their cost-benefit ratio. Very very low benefit, huge cost.

BlueSky said...

We can look forward to a repeat on Pioneer Day. How lucky can we get?

blackrulon said...

Nothing will be done to stop the fireworks overload until Mayor Caldwell discovers the unhealthy air is bad for bicycle riders.

blackrulon said...

Ths os pff topoic but worthy of discussion. I notice that during the Ogden LDS temple open house UTA has made the decision to resume bus service on lower 25th street. Will this be a permanent change to the UTA route or just merely a temporary change during the open house schedule? It is interesting to wonder why all of the problems city leaders, 25th business owners and UTA executives noted when they cancelled the prior UTA bus service on that route are no longer valid.

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