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#1 softeyes

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Posted 04 July 2016 - 10:45 AM

Remember the meaning of the 4th, enjoy the celebration and most of all: be safe!

 

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Posted 04 July 2016 - 12:21 PM

Best wishes to our American Cousins, from The Dominion of Canada.

 

Cheers!

 

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Posted 04 July 2016 - 12:33 PM

Happy Independence Day to all Americans on Bleeping Computer!

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Posted 04 July 2016 - 12:53 PM

For those of us who celibrate this holiday.
Let us reflect a few minutes on the sacrifices made, past; present and future to keep the real reason for this holiday alive.

Enjoy your holiday get together.

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Posted 04 July 2016 - 01:53 PM


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Posted 04 July 2016 - 02:13 PM

I often wonder why July 4th is marked as "Independence Day". Two better dates would have been either October 19, the day Cornwallis surrendered at Yorktown, or September 3, when the Treaty of Paris was signed. Of course the weather is nicer in July.

Here is a podcast on the war of Independence from Mike Duncan. It starts at episode 2.1- The Thirteen Colonies. Just follow the numbers. They're free to download. 

http://www.revolutionspodcast.com/2014/02/index.html


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Posted 04 July 2016 - 02:25 PM

I often wonder why July 4th is marked as "Independence Day".


From Wikipedia:(I know not a definitive source but a quick google regardless)

During the American Revolution, the legal separation of the Thirteen Colonies from Great Britain occurred on July 2, 1776, when the Second Continental Congress voted to approve a resolution of independence that had been proposed in June by Richard Henry Lee of Virginia declaring the United States independent from Great Britain rule.[5][6] After voting for independence, Congress turned its attention to the Declaration of Independence, a statement explaining this decision, which had been prepared by a Committee of Five, with Thomas Jefferson as its principal author. Congress debated and revised the wording of the Declaration, finally approving it on July 4.


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Posted 04 July 2016 - 02:46 PM

They signed a document. A stirring document, yes. But independence wasn't a done deal until those later dates.


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Posted 04 July 2016 - 07:35 PM

Yes, Happy Independence Day !

 

Now, how do you get it ?  Preferably without fighting a major war first.

 

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Posted 05 July 2016 - 01:13 AM

Yes, Happy Independence Day !

 

Now, how do you get it ?  Preferably without fighting a major war first.

 

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Posted 05 July 2016 - 01:16 AM

For those of us who celibrate this holiday.
Let us reflect a few minutes on the sacrifices made, past; present and future to keep the real reason for this holiday alive.

Enjoy your holiday get together.

 

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Posted 05 July 2016 - 04:36 PM

Yes, two hundred and forty years ago, a group of men put everything they had including their lives on the line for the right to declare himself  "FREE".  The oppressors, far from their homeland fought but could not contain the outlaws from the throne.  We've come a long way.






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