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#34574 07/04/01 09:26 AM
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I don't think any non-u.s.ns care, but for the others, happy Independence day.
[I should have gotten some of uncle Jim's fireworks emoticon.]


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Dear jimthedog: It is too much to expect that other countries should pay any attention to our holidays, since we pay so little to theirs. I wonder what the world would be like if the US had not gained its independence. I suspect the US would be just a struggling ex-commonwealth.


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It is too much to expect, and I'm not expecting it. Didn't I say that non-Americans could ignore it in the 1st post, or
was I too vague?




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Happy independence day from a non-u.s.!

What does the 225 in the subject mean?.

Spain national holiday is October 12 but I'm a little like Brassens sang in "La mauvaise réputation".

Le jour du Quatorze Juillet
Je reste dans mon lit douillet.
La musique qui marche au pas,
Cela ne me regarde pas.



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Happy Independence Day all US folks.
Here's a question from the old Trivia game :
"what are the opening words of the Declaration of Independence." (answer below)

On a major network --- the one that has Good Morning America --- tonight at 10 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time they are having celebrities *read* the Declaration.
Should be interesting as the document was written to be read aloud to inspire the people to support independence from England.
I happened to know the opening words as a copy of the Declaration was posted on a classroom wall right next to where I sat and, a compulsive reader even then, I read and re-read it ...

When, in the course of human events ...
For the full text :
http://www.nara.gov/exhall/charters/declaration/declaration.html

A good day to take the time ...


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juanmaria pregunta: What does the 225 in the subject mean?

That would be the age of the country assuming July 4, 1776 as the birthday.

What did Dr. Bill mean by 224?




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224 was the way the post read at first.Sly jimthedog must have edited it. I wasn't sure what it referred to.


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Happy Independence Day. And thanks to juanmaria for his well wishes for our national birthday.

My boys did sparklers last night, and my husband set off a few small fireworks. Rob's review was, "sparklers are noisy." I guess I can quit worrying about him blowing his fingers off playing with M80s.


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224 was the way the post read at first

Ahh! The early bird might get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese! Once again one of life's little lessons learned anew.


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There is a book just out - the title is either What You Were Never Taught in American History - or- What You Never Learned in American History ... it was a brief blurb on TV and I can't recall the author's name, if I even heard it ... It sounded interesting, what little I heard. Anyone read it?


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