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04 July 2018


Bill Tozer

“While it is true that the Declaration was a statement of revolt by men of privilege against those with even more privilege, that is hardly the full story, and it elides why we still mark the occasion annually. The argument that the signers made to justify their revolution was an argument against all forms of governmental privilege. And in this way, the Declaration is more radical than the individual men who wrote it or signed it, for it let loose upon the world a new way of ordering society itself.” —Jay Cost

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Happy 4th of July to all! We're off to the local parade. And a neighborhood pot luck/picnic/fireworks after that. The 4th is also a kind of memorial day with thanks to all who sacrificed to make the words on a parchment become reality.


I figure that another Fourth above the dirt for both me and the USA is something of a small miracle. Be careful out there.

"Civilizations die from suicide, not by murder."
-Arnold Toynbee


Happy 4TH folks, Never forget those who gave us this day, and what it truly stands for.


,,,Still here despite Trump!!!



Posted by: "M" | 04 July 2018 at 10:38 AM

....still president dugski!


Nice try.. Not taking the malware bait.

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M at 10:38 - Of course you're still here. Because of Trump, you'll do fine.

Don Bessee

Be safe out there while honoring your independence. We still have to strive to protect it in the age of the masters of the universe.




Since any noise maker with a fuse is outlawed in the county, I will make plenty of noise with my 30 cal. and .45
Those still happen to be legal.

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Walt at 1:43 - Smoke 'em if you got 'em!

Bill Tozer

This is William Harvey Carney. He was the first black man to receive the Medal of Honor during the Civil War. He refused to let the flag touch the ground despite being shot in the face, leg, and arm.

When the color guard was killed, Carney retrieved the American flag and marched forward with it, despite multiple serious wounds. When the Union troops were forced to retreat under fire, he struggled back across the battlefield, eventually returning to his own lines and turning over the colors to another survivor of the 54th, saying, "Boys, I only did my duty; the old flag never touched the ground!"

He received an honorable discharge due to disability from his wounds in June 1864. Oh yeah, he was born a slave.


Todd Juvinall

A couple of things related to the Fourth.

!. I posted HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA on my "public" side on Facebook. I was attacked by some loons who called me all kinds of names.

2. A Hispanic man, aged 92 was attacked and hurt on the Fourth. It was reported with one important thing missing. The attacker was a black woman. And here is the CNN article. See if there is a mention the attacker was black.


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