HAPPY 4th of JULY

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  1. vikingBerserker

    vikingBerserker Well-Known Member

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    To my fellow countrymen, have a happy 4th!
     
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    Yes guy's, though somewhat late. Happy 4th July, trust it was a corker (good fun) for you all.
     
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    And........... it happens to our twelfth anniversary!!!!1
     
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    What happened on the 04 July? :)
     
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    We began the process of throwing the Bloody British out of the colonies.
    And thanks Viking it was great, finally in a state that allows fireworks leagally that is...
     
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    We issued the Declaration of Independence. Not that it has done much good....
    All I have seen lately are headlines about how "Cruel Camilla caused Kate to cry!", and other such crap!
    Ah, there is no getting away from the mother country...
     
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    Paul, you should try living in a Commonwealth country!!!!!!!!
    Everything is Royal, even a political crime investigation!
     
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    Gentlemen,
    All roads lead to London :)
    You'd be lost without us.
     
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    Actually the reverse. We got found after we ousted the Limeys though it didn't take fully till 1812
     
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    Even after the Declaration was signed, it took a while to whip those rascals...

    They seem to be rather persistant
     
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    We are :)
     
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    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:

    from Wikipedia
     
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    Except for the term "Legal" the vote and declaration were, at the time, traitorous and illegal actions. The voters and signers had all put nooses around their necks. These actions required a revolution to make them retroactivly "legal"
     
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    Considering most of these guys had already been classified as "insurgents" and "traitors", wanted by the crown since 1775, they had everything to lose if the birth of the nation didn't materialize.
     
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    Grapefruit-sized cojones!! The British were not known for "humane" executions
     
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    We just encouraged you lot a little, then sat back and watched from across the Atlantic :)
     
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