Happy Blessed New Year!

Even though the World seem dark at times, I want to be Your light that shines!

Thank you for another year JESUS!
Love ya
//godiz

NO! To Fireworks!



Fireworks harm and kill people
People get killed manufacturing fireworks: The mortality rate of gunpowder explosion burns in factory accidents is high
Child labour is still used in the manufacture of fireworks (India and China)
Nearly half of all the fireworks produced in China fail to meet basic quality and safety standards (China Labour Bulletin)
Irresponsible and criminal use of fireworks poses a danger to both the people using them and innocent members of the public
Firecrackers (25%), rockets (21%), and sparklers (11%) accounted for most of the injuries seen in emergency departments during 2001 (Greene 2002)
Children are 11 times more likely to be injured by fireworks
People who stand too close to the fireworks run a high risk of being harmed
Fireworks explosions can cause tinnitus and even deafness
Epileptics can experience seizures
People who suffer from asthma experience discomfort

Bottle rockets are the single greatest cause of eye injuries requiring hospitalization
Bottle rockets are particularly dangerous because their flight path is erratic, their fuses are non-standard and their explosive power is enough to turn a 'launch site' bottle or can into shrapnel
Sparklers can ignite clothing and hair. Three sparklers burning together create the heat of a blow torch.
Fireworks harm and kill animals
Fireworks have been proven to be detrimental to companion animals and wildlife
Using fireworks near animals is both cruel and inhumane as explosive fireworks cause animals immense fear and stress
Animals who are too close to firework explosions often suffer significant burns and eye damage
Dogs often run and catch thrown fireworks in their mouths believing them to be toys
The ears of most animals are considerably more sensitive than the human ear and fireworks can permanently affect their acute sense of hearing
Many animals are terrified of these noises and break free or jump fences to try and escape the terror
Animals fleeing from fireworks often get lost or killed.  Dogs are  prone to being hit by cars and birds are prone to breaking their necks by flying into buildings
A bull trying to escape his pen in response to a fireworks display died after becoming impaled on the fence
Dogs are brought to shelters with paws bloody from running or torn skin from tearing through a backyard wooden fence or, worse, crippled from being hit by a car
Most birds fly away in fright and nesting mothers endanger the well-being of nestlings when they sometimes cannot find their own nest upon return
Laying hens show extremely low egg production the day after fireworks and the eggs are often malformed (Dr. Ian Duncan, an ethologist at the University of Guelph, Ontario)
Waterfowl become entangled in remnants of fireworks that land in waterways and ponds
Fish ingest the debris and die, sometimes even causing the deaths of scavenging animals that eat them
After fireworks, wildlife rehabilitators experience an increase in orphaned birds, squirrels, and other small mammals.
Even butterflies are at direct risk of becoming disoriented, injured, and killed.

The combined responses to fireworks of panic and disorientation can result in birds' flying into a building or too far out to sea. (Dr. David Noakes, a zoologist at the University of Guelph, Ontario)
Sound from loud gunshots on snow geese found that the birds reduced their feeding time
In 1996, research demonstrated that hatchling and juvenile black ducks grew slower and had less body weight than black ducks living in low-noise areas
Zoo staff often express particular concerns for their animals' safety.

Fireworks damage and destroy property
Fireworks have set fire to buildings

Fireworks pose a great threat to homes with thatch roofing

Fireworks damage and destroy the environment
Fireworks have started grass and forest fires
Even when green, Chromolaena oderata (Triffid Weed), an outlawed invader plant, burns readily and facilitates fires
The explosion of fireworks releases poisonous chemicals and particle-laden smoke, contaminating our natural environment
Fireworks produce light pollution, noise pollution, air pollution, debris and litter
Fireworks damage the Ozone layer


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godiz - me personally are afraid of the bang! I even think thunderstorms sometimes sound scary...
If they harm us more than bringing us smiley faces, then it's both ignorant and stupid! and unecessesary.
Unless they wanna come up with something that is noise free, then maybe...

Movie Marathon (Rocky Balboa 1-6)





godiz - I'm glued on watching Rocky Balboa all day, I don't even know which of them I'm watching at this point... lol btw how good is the music? super kool!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rocky_Balboa#Rocky_Balboa_.28Setting_2006.29

P-Nuts Comic Strip



Christmas Eve/Day Gathering

Granpa - home made since the early 80's and still shining lol
Christmas Day 
Candy and Sweets
No phones on Christmas...
Me & my little brother




Food and family, Christmas Eve!



Hope all of you had a blessed one! peace and love!