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#272072 - 06/29/14 03:43 AM Round Table For Week Of June 29th-July 5th, 2014
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Week Of June 29th-July 5th, 2014




Two things-half the year is over, and it is the week of 4th of July! Celebrating the independence of The United States of America for 238 years. Time to remember the sacrifices and risks made to create this country. Be thankful that we can BBQ, watch fireworks, go to the beach/river/lake, picnic and generally enjoy this day. And we also remember that not all of can do these things-not even in America. So even though there is much good, there is always room for lots of improvement.




Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain (now officially known as the United Kingdom). Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, family reunions, and political speeches and ceremonies, in addition to various other public and private events celebrating the history, government, and traditions of the United States. Independence Day is the National Day of the United States.


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.[4][5] 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. A day earlier, John Adams had written to his wife Abigail:

The second day of July, 1776, will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever more.[6]

Adams's prediction was off by two days. From the outset, Americans celebrated independence on July 4, the date shown on the much-publicized Declaration of Independence, rather than on July 2, the date the resolution of independence was approved in a closed session of Congress.[7]

Historians have long disputed whether Congress actually signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4, even though Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and Benjamin Franklin all later wrote that they had signed it on that day. Most historians have concluded that the Declaration was signed nearly a month after its adoption, on August 2, 1776, and not on July 4 as is commonly believed.[8][9][10][11][12]

In a remarkable coincidence, both John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, the only signers of the Declaration of Independence later to serve as Presidents of the United States, died on the same day: July 4, 1826, which was the 50th anniversary of the Declaration. Although not a signer of the Declaration of Independence, but another Founding Father who became a President, James Monroe, died on July 4, 1831, thus becoming the third President in a row who died on this memorable day. Calvin Coolidge, the 30th President, was born on July 4, 1872, and, so far, is the only President to have been born on Independence Day.







Have a great week, Ranters! cool


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#272074 - 06/29/14 03:45 AM Re: Round Table For Week Of June 29th-July 5th, 2014 [Re: Scoutgal]
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#272075 - 06/29/14 03:47 AM Re: Round Table For Week Of June 29th-July 5th, 2014 [Re: Scoutgal]
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#272084 - 06/29/14 01:18 PM Re: Round Table For Week Of June 29th-July 5th, 2014 [Re: Scoutgal]
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They was a whole lotta shakin' goin' on here last night...

Okay, not really that much (cue the California Contingent, perched on the brink of sliding into the ocean as they is, for one-uppers, even 4-uppers), but it was a 5.2 epicentered 83 miles from home.

It was more like a ground-based sonic boom, made the winders rattle purity good for about 2 seconds, woke me up. This area isn't prone to temblors, I bet it's from the concentration of Quaker farmers over by Duncan.
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#272085 - 06/29/14 02:43 PM Re: Round Table For Week Of June 29th-July 5th, 2014 [Re: Scoutgal]
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Originally Posted By: Scoutgal


LOL

I tell the T-Baggers at Greta's that on a daily basis. But, it's because of their demographic - the average age of a Fox News viewer is 72.
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#272089 - 06/29/14 06:08 PM Re: Round Table For Week Of June 29th-July 5th, 2014 [Re: pdx rick]
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LOL

I tell the T-Baggers at Greta's that on a daily basis. But, it's because of their demographic - the average age of a Fox News viewer is 72.


So what happens when all those old folks die?

I cannot imagine that I will be glued to Fox News when I turn 72

A time that seemed unimaginably remote
Till I just figured out I have less than 10 years to go

And that realization is like being thrown in a pile of poop
What happened to the good ol' days when we couldn't trust anyone under thirty
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#272090 - 06/29/14 06:38 PM Re: Round Table For Week Of June 29th-July 5th, 2014 [Re: Ardy]
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The average age of a Faux news viewer may be 72, but they act more like 2 year olds-hence why they need to be told to empty their diapers. wink LOL
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#272096 - 06/29/14 07:25 PM Re: Round Table For Week Of June 29th-July 5th, 2014 [Re: Scoutgal]
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Originally Posted By: Scoutgal
The average age of a Faux news viewer may be 72, but they act more like 2 year olds-hence why they need to be told to empty their diapers. wink LOL

I am loving Scout 2.0 these days!!!! ThumbsUp
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#272099 - 06/29/14 08:53 PM Re: Round Table For Week Of June 29th-July 5th, 2014 [Re: pdx rick]
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Originally Posted By: california rick
Originally Posted By: Scoutgal
The average age of a Faux news viewer may be 72, but they act more like 2 year olds-hence why they need to be told to empty their diapers. wink LOL

I am loving Scout 2.0 these days!!!! ThumbsUp


Thank you, kind sir! grin
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#272113 - 06/30/14 04:36 AM Re: Round Table For Week Of June 29th-July 5th, 2014 [Re: Scoutgal]
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