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    Postby Eyes High » 04 Jul 2009 08:45

    To all my fellow Americans. :flags-waveusa: Happy Independence Day. :flags-usa: Stay safe as you celebrate this remembrance of the birth of our nation. And let us not forget those who are away from their loved ones.

    And to all my Canadian on-line friends, :flags-canada: Happy Belated Canada Day. :text-imsorry: I meant to post something on July 1st but dropped the ball. Sorry.
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    Re: Holidays

    Postby SandChigger » 04 Jul 2009 09:22

    Happy 4th. :D


    (It's already almost the 5th here. Oh well. ;) )
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    Re: Holidays

    Postby Rakis » 04 Jul 2009 13:13

    Eyes High wrote:To all my fellow Americans. :flags-waveusa: Happy Independence Day. :flags-usa: Stay safe as you celebrate this remembrance of the birth of our nation. And let us not forget those who are away from their loved ones.

    And to all my Canadian on-line friends, :flags-canada: Happy Belated Canada Day. :text-imsorry: I meant to post something on July 1st but dropped the ball. Sorry.


    Don't worry Eyes, i also forgot about Canada day... :lol:
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    Re: Holidays

    Postby DuneFishUK » 04 Jul 2009 15:52

    Independence Day was an excellent film :)
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    Re: Holidays

    Postby Omphalos » 04 Jul 2009 16:01

    DuneFishUK wrote:Independence Day was an excellent film :)


    Really? :?
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    Re: Holidays

    Postby Robspierre » 04 Jul 2009 16:03

    In the spirit of he holidays here are hotties in American Flag Bikinis:
    http://flisted.com/80617/early-morning-mistress-babes-in-american-flag-bikinis/


    Enjoy

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    Re: Holidays

    Postby Eyes High » 04 Jul 2009 17:41

    Omphalos wrote:
    DuneFishUK wrote:Independence Day was an excellent film :)


    Really? :?



    Yeah, and I can't find my copy of it. :tissue2:

    Now who did I lend it to????????????
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    Re: Holidays

    Postby Crysknife » 04 Jul 2009 18:02

    Happy 4th everyone!

    I'm off to a family BBQ and a few cold ones with my name on em!
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    Re: Holidays

    Postby Tleszer » 04 Jul 2009 18:06

    Great link, Rob.
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    Re: Holidays

    Postby Freakzilla » 04 Jul 2009 18:08

    In Congress, July 4, 1776.
    A Declaration
    By the Representatives of the
    United states of America,
    In general Congress assembled

    When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

    We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.

    Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

    He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.
    He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.
    He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.
    He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.
    He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.
    He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the Legislative powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.
    He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.
    He has obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary powers.
    He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.
    He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.
    He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.
    He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil power.
    He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:
    For Quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:
    For protecting them, by a mock Trial, from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:
    For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:
    For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:
    For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury:
    For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences
    For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies:
    For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:
    For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.
    He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.
    He has plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.
    He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.
    He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.
    He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.
    In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

    Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our British brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which, would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.

    We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.
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    Re: Holidays

    Postby Eyes High » 04 Jul 2009 21:38

    I like the way Red explains the pledge. He's my favorite comedian but he is so serious here that to me it makes it even more special. I, of course, especially like the part at the end. If you have never seen this please watch till the end. Thank you.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZBTyTWOZCM

    I also hope that you will listen to these two as well. Have a very nice day my online friends.

    and my Duke explaining why he loves America
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sekHkR5BKOY

    and John's opinion on the pledge.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Jf3MQpffBc
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    Re: Holidays

    Postby Redstar » 05 Jul 2009 00:50

    Omphalos wrote:
    DuneFishUK wrote:Independence Day was an excellent film :)


    Really? :?

    I've recently become aware that a lot of people didn't like that movie. I really enjoyed it, and don't understand why others don't.

    Oh, and I don't really celebrate holidays. The fireworks are really making me uncomfortable.
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    Re: Holidays

    Postby SandChigger » 05 Jul 2009 05:56

    With Jeff Goldblum AND Harvey Fierstein ... what's not to like?! :P
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    Re: Holidays

    Postby SandRider » 05 Jul 2009 12:42

    July 4th, 1863, Vicksburg surrendered after a long a brutal siege.
    Combined with the turning back of the Army of Northern Virginia
    @ Gettysburg July 1-3, 1863, tactically and in real terms, the
    War was lost for the South at this point.

    The city of Vicksburg, Mississippi, did not officially recognize
    July 4th as a city holiday until 1932.
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    Re: Holidays

    Postby chanilover » 05 Jul 2009 17:09

    Freakzilla wrote:
    We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.


    Unless you were a slave because of your skin colour. :lol:
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    Re: Holidays

    Postby Rakis » 06 Jul 2009 00:47

    Tleszer wrote:Great link, Rob.


    Oh, yes...

    On the ID4 movie topic, i saw at least 3 channnels showing the movie on saturday : one american, two from Canada (one english and one in french)...
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    Re: Holidays

    Postby GamePlayer » 06 Jul 2009 11:57

    Robspierre wrote:In the spirit of he holidays here are hotties in American Flag Bikinis:
    http://flisted.com/80617/early-morning-mistress-babes-in-american-flag-bikinis/


    Enjoy

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    Re: Holidays

    Postby Freakzilla » 01 Jul 2011 10:12

    :occasion-unclesam: :flags-waveusa: :flags-usa:
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    Re: Holidays

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    Re: Holidays

    Postby SandChigger » 04 Jul 2011 03:44

    :lol:
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    Re: Holidays

    Postby inhuien » 04 Jul 2011 07:03

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    Re: Holidays

    Postby SandRider » 04 Jul 2011 07:40

    indivisible...



    you hear that, you treasonous secessionist traitors ?
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    Re: Holidays

    Postby Omphalos » 04 Jul 2011 11:52

    Happy Filipino-American Friendship Day everyone!
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    Re: Holidays

    Postby Freakzilla » 04 Jul 2011 18:55

    SandRider wrote:indivisible...



    you hear that, you treasonous secessionist traitors ?


    What? NO!
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