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    Default Villagers shoot down advertising balloon over country park

    I guess to add something to the "Guns are bad" discussions here. Although I'll point out this happened in England, not America.

    Villagers shot down an advertising balloon flying over their community saying it blighted the landscape.

    Last Updated: 11:56PM GMT 18 Dec 2008

    Those living in the affluent area have been angered after the Big Box Self Storage company launched an advertising blimp over a picturesque country park.

    The garish white, blue and green inflatable, which can be seen from a mile away, was shot down three times by angry locals but the company had it patched up and put it back in the air.

    Big Box, which runs a countryside warehouse in picture-postcard Ditchling Common, West Sussex, does not need planning permission for the blimp, just agreement from the Civil Aviation Authority....

    ...The blimp, which is 30ft long and has a 10ft diameter and costs around 2,500 to buy, has been shot down three times according to locals.

    It first went up at the end of August and has been shot down by a mystery sniper three times since, once in October and twice in November.

    It is not known what type of gun has been used to shoot it down....
    Villagers shoot down advertising balloon over country park - Telegraph

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    Lasers with enough power to burn through thin materials are easily available these days. They would be much more discreet for cleansing the skylines of floating spam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Not_Me View Post
    Lasers with enough power to burn through thin materials are easily available these days. They would be much more discreet for cleansing the skylines of floating spam.
    Ah, come on. Spam is so much fun. :spam2: It can fly. Fllllllllllllly.

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    This is the best argument for guns EVER.
    Everybody have fun tonight. Everybody Wang Chung tonight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 01011010 View Post
    Ah, come on. Spam is so much fun. :spam2: It can fly. Fllllllllllllly.
    A shotgun would work wonders on these winged demons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EffEmDoubleyou View Post
    This is the best argument for guns EVER.
    Indeed Blimp shooting... Maybe the new English national sport? Cricket is boring...

    Mightier than the tread of marching armies is the power of an idea whose time has come

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    Quote Originally Posted by Not_Me View Post
    A shotgun would work wonders on these winged demons.
    Quote Originally Posted by YourLocalJesus View Post
    Indeed Blimp shooting... Maybe the new English national sport? Cricket is boring...
    Right-O.

    I suggest you make it a official, before someone else runs away with your brilliant idea.

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    I have to admit that guns proponents are clearly winning a point...
    "A man who only drinks water has a secret to hide from his fellow-men" -Baudelaire

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    So guns shot themselves at a balloon? There is nothing wrong with a gun itself! It's the dickheads using them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beat View Post
    There is nothing wrong with a gun itself! It's the dickheads using them.
    There is nothing wrong with an atom bomb itself! It's the dickheads using them.
    "A man who only drinks water has a secret to hide from his fellow-men" -Baudelaire

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