Is it over yet?

The fireworks have been going on, and on, and on.

Not for a few hours. Not for an evening. But for two weeks!

Watching the Chinese-language news the other day, they excitedly reported that fatality figures were way down on previous years. Only a couple of hundred people died from firework related injuries this year! Makes you wonder what the number was in times gone by.

But it does illustrate an interesting point about the law.

Banned fireworks = poor quality black market fireworks = lots of kids less fingers.

Legal fireworks = good quality, regulated fireworks = lots less kids visiting the emergency room.

I wonder when western governments will get this message about drugs?

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