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  1. SubscriberPonderable
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    04 Jul '14 10:27
    for all who celebrate 😉
  2. Standard memberSeitse
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    04 Jul '14 10:30
    Celebrate what?
  3. SubscriberPonderable
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    04 Jul '14 10:34
    Originally posted by Seitse
    Celebrate what?
    Some aniversary. I think there are BIG parties on somewhere.
  4. Standard memberSeitse
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    04 Jul '14 10:44
    Originally posted by Ponderable
    Some aniversary. I think there are BIG parties on somewhere.
    Oh, yeah! Now I remember, it is the Battle of Hattin anniversary. Wow, so much time has passed since 1187.
  5. Standard memberHandyAndy
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    04 Jul '14 10:55
    Originally posted by Ponderable
    for all who celebrate 😉
    Thank you, Pondy! It's 238 and counting. 😵
  6. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    04 Jul '14 11:29
    Originally posted by Ponderable
    for all who celebrate 😉
    "Happy JULY 4th To All

    Click on link to take Quiz: http://games.toast.net/independence/

    TOAST.net Logo Independence Day Quiz. The 4th of July is the time when we celebrate our nation -- a time to reflect on the freedoms which we believe are not granted by our government, but are self-evident rights for all humankind. Time for the Independence Day Quiz which asks, "How much do you really know?" Every day thousands leave their homelands to settle here in the land of the free. Before they become citizens they are required to take a citizenship test and score 80%. Could you pass this test if you took it today?

    Our quiz is made up of 30 questions, of which 20 were once used on the actual citizenship test. We've added a few curveballs (10 additional questions), but a score of 24 out of 30 is considered a passing grade.

    This is not a contest and no prizes will be granted for correct answers." (An email from a friend in Massachusetts)

    Thanks, Ponderable.
  7. Standard memberHandyAndy
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    04 Jul '14 12:35
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    The 4th of July is the time when we celebrate our nation -- a time to reflect on the freedoms which
    we believe are not granted by our government, but are self-evident rights for all humankind.
    It doesn't happen in a vacuum, Bobby. If you read the Declaration of Independence more carefully,
    you'll notice that it provides for a government to secure those "self-evident" rights. Enjoy your tea.
  8. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    04 Jul '14 14:00
    "God Bless the U.S.A." by Lee Greenwood - YouTube

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  9. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    04 Jul '14 14:24
    "A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largess of the public treasury. From that time on the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury, with the results that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship....

    The average age of the world's greatest civilizations has been two hundred years. These nations have progressed through this sequence: from bondage to spiritual faith; from spiritual faith to great courage; from great courage to liberty; from liberty to abundance; from abundance to selfishness; from selfishness to complacency; from complacency to apathy; from apathy to dependence; from dependency back again to bondage."

    by: Sir Alex Fraser Tytler (1742-1813) Lord Woodhouselee, Scottish jurist, professor and historian. Source: supposedly from The Decline and Fall of the Athenian Republic, c.1799 but no book has been found."

    http://quotes.liberty-tree.ca/quote_blog/Alex.Tytler.Quote.4272
  10. old pueblo
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    04 Jul '14 14:56
    Originally posted by Ponderable
    for all who celebrate 😉
    Thanks! You, too!
  11. SubscriberSuzianne
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    04 Jul '14 15:04
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    "A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largess of the public treasury. From that time on the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury, with the results that a democracy always collapses over loose fi ...[text shortened]... but no book has been found."

    http://quotes.liberty-tree.ca/quote_blog/Alex.Tytler.Quote.4272
    Sounds like you have some kind of chip on your shoulder about something.

    C'mon, let's hear it.
  12. Standard memberHandyAndy
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    04 Jul '14 15:40
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    "A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largess of the public treasury. From that time on the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury, with the results that a democracy always collapses over loose fi ...[text shortened]... but no book has been found."

    http://quotes.liberty-tree.ca/quote_blog/Alex.Tytler.Quote.4272
    "But no book has been found." Really, Bobby? I thought you were sharper than that.

    Check this out: http://www.snopes.com/politics/ballot/athenian.asp
  13. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    04 Jul '14 16:26
    Originally posted by Suzianne
    Sounds like you have some kind of chip on your shoulder about something.

    C'mon, let's hear it.
    Hi, Suzi. Happy 4th of July; it's always been one of my favorite holidays (freedom) and Thanksgiving (gratitude).
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    04 Jul '14 16:37
    Originally posted by Ponderable
    for all who celebrate 😉
    If England was still running America they would not be in half the shlt they are in. In fact we could delegate the management to the Scottish and even they would do a better job.
  15. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    04 Jul '14 16:37
    Originally posted by HandyAndy
    "But no book has been found." Really, Bobby? I thought you were sharper than that.

    Check this out: http://www.snopes.com/politics/ballot/athenian.asp
    Became aware of Snopes' linkage of the quotation to "the last presidential election" [not my reference] and dismissal of its authorship a week ago when I checked out the quotation [first heard twenty years ago] before posting it to Facebook.

    "Claim: Law professor's analysis demonstrates that the results of the last presidential election correspond to a prediction about the downfall of democracy." http://www.snopes.com/politics/ballot/athenian.asp#kyuQEvUH7AIkB7PV.99
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