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Post time 2009-7-8 20:13:12 |Display all floors
Originally posted by reyquer at 2009-7-8 11:26
Amerika is ripe for a true revolution to regain their true independence from the the jew bankster goldman sach


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Post time 2009-7-8 22:06:56 |Display all floors


Originally posted by mechanic at 2009-7-6 07:44
Our Independence Day: a message to the American terrorists

Our Independence Day.

Layla Anwar, An Arab Woman Blues

July 4, 2009

Today is the  ...

This sort of article convinces nobody, and simply points to a negative outlook. I sometimes hear the same sort of propaganda here- only it asserts the Arab people are prisoners, miserable...etc.  I dismiss our bitter people just as fast as I dismiss your negative attitude.

Cheer up!

Oh- it is pointless to talk about things like "we did this and that 400 years ago" as there is no "we" doing these things. Those people are all dead, the only "we" are those of us (humans) alive now. The world is tough enough today without dragging centuries of baggage around and taking credit or scorning actions of those long dead.

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Post time 2009-7-8 22:55:17 |Display all floors

missed all the excitement in my own nabe...

i was on a roadtrip to luray canvers with my family for the long july 4th weekend...but thank god nuttin much was goin on then expected, you kno (what about your side of the world)  

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Post time 2011-7-4 20:48:13 |Display all floors

Quick Facts: 4th of July, is America independent?

Sun Jul 3, 2011 6:0PM

Most countries celebrate their day of independence, and for the United States of America, the national holiday falls on July 4th.

Commonly known as the Fourth of July, the federal holiday marks the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, which declared America's independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain.

For the past few centuries, the Fourth of July has been celebrated with fireworks, parades, picnics, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, concerts, baseball games, political speeches and ceremonies. Daily Mail

The American Founding Fathers laid down many principles that many say the United States no longer upholds.

Critics of the status quo in the U.S. claim that the country “is no longer the land of the free.”

“America is no longer the land of the free. It is now ruled by oligarchs and corporatists. And it is no longer governed by the rule of law. The rich, the powerful and the politically connected abide by their own, very different, set of laws.”

The U.S. more dependent than ever

This year, as the nation celebrates Independence Day, the sputtering U.S. economy offers a stark reminder that today the U.S. is more dependent upon foreigners than ever before. Miami Herald

The United States needs them to finance its debt: China and Japan together hold more than $2 trillion of U.S. Treasury bonds. It needs them to supply much of the oil that's critical to U.S. economy. Miami Herald

Through April, the most current reading, foreigners held 31.4 percent of Treasury Department-issued securities, worth almost $4.5 trillion. (That's up sharply from June 2005, when foreigners held 24 percent of U.S. Treasury debt.) Two countries account for half of today's number -- China ($1.152 trillion through April), and Japan ($906 billion). Miami Herald

The tale of dependency is clearest in imports. Overall imports from the world in April totaled $182.2 billion; China accounted for more than 16 percent of that at $29.6 billion. Miami Herald

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Post time 2011-7-4 21:15:40 |Display all floors

Fireworks displays in US cities affected by budget shortfalls

Sun Jul 3, 2011 4:19PM

Harry Bradford, Huffington Post

Fourth of July has come to be best represented by the fireworks that light up the skies of American cities. But this year, many celebrations across the country will have none of the pop, fizz and bang of years past.

With tax revenues down, many cities just can't fit them into the budget.

For some towns in Massachusetts, Missouri and Texas, opting against fireworks this year has to do more with natural disasters, including floods, tornadoes and droughts, than anything else. But for many others, it is budget cuts, not poor weather, that will inhibit the Independence Day event.

Smaller cities and towns especially lack the resources for fireworks shows. The city of Lehigh Acres, Florida has cancelled its show, as have several towns in Coachella Valley, California. In these cases, like many others, the money just wasn't there, or needed to be used for more urgent needs, like food and financial outreach programs.

And it's not just small towns, either. Even bigger cities like Chicago and Cincinnati can't afford fireworks displays, which typically run from $7,500 for smaller local shows to up to millions of dollars for huge multi-day events.

For some, though, the possibility of having a fireworks display now lays in the hands of the corporations willing to sponsor them.

Residents of New Britain, Connecticut, for example, were so disappointed with this year's planned cancellation that they rallied around Liberty Mutual's "Bring Back the 4th” contest, which offered $10,000 fireworks grants to the 10 towns that most participated. New Britain ended up one of the contest winners and, in the process of drumming up support, amassed around another $40,000 in personal and organizational donations, leading them to exceed the budget for last year's display, FOX Business reports.

For Falls Church, Virginia, thrift has been the answer. Instead of looking for outside donations, the town was able to keep its fireworks by scaling back other special town events happening this summer.

It's unclear what effect the lack of publicly-funded fireworks will have on the companies who put them on. Most of the revenue of fireworks companies comes from privately-funded clients. Zambelli Fireworks, founded in 1893, gets 60 to 65 percent of its business from companies and private organizations, FOX Business reports.

However, one fireworks company who's been in the business for about 20 years says it's feeling the burn this year more than ever. Dan Miller, senior vice president for Indiana-based Mad Bomber Fireworks Productions, estimated in Chicago area paper The Courier-News that business is down by about 10 percent compared to three years ago.

Budget cuts, corporate sponsors and sales revenue aside, towns with cancelled fireworks will likely feel that they've missed out on an important community building activity this year. Maybe that's why so many went to such lengths to save them.

“At the end of the display, you can look out and see all that individual attention focused on the show.” Miller is quoted in The Courier-News. “What else can you do where you make that many people happy at one time?”
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Post time 2011-7-4 21:51:32 |Display all floors

Happy 4th of July!

There is nothing left of the American character. Only a people who have lost their soul could tolerate the evil that emanates from Washington.

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