INDEPENDENCE DAY

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    Jul 03, 2009 12:44 PM GMT


    HAPPY 4th OF JULY TO ALL OF OUR AMERICAN COUSINS!

    ...yeah, we're a little early.



    Have a great weekend you guys!


    Bill and Doug of meninlove
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    Jul 03, 2009 1:02 PM GMT
    Thanks Doug, and best wishes and Happy 4th to all US RJ'ers....
    and a great weekend to the rest!!!


    This is a wonderful country... the weekend to remember it and why!

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    Jul 03, 2009 1:45 PM GMT
    meninlove said HAPPY 4th OF JULY TO ALL OF OUR AMERICAN COUSINS!

    Have a great weekend you guys!

    Bill and Doug of meninlove

    Thanks! We're planning on a little outdoor BBQ right here, just a small group tomorrow, Saturday.

    Quite a number of our friends happen to be out of state at the moment, especially those who throw the best naked pool parties, and our own pool isn't secluded enough for going suitless, so that aspect is out. icon_sad.gif

    Not sure if we'll go out for fireworks at night, see what people want to do. Otherwise, I think just a cozy afternoon of BBQing and drinking with friends, maybe a dip or 2 in the pool.

    Roast a weenie for us Yanks, will ya? icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jul 03, 2009 2:31 PM GMT
    Thanks Bill - Doug,
    You are not too early for me...its the 4th Down Under!

    Happy Independence Day to you to, and the rest out in RJ Land!


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    Jul 03, 2009 2:43 PM GMT
    A BIG shout out and THANK YOU to all who are serving and have served this great country!icon_wink.gificon_wink.gificon_wink.gif
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    Jul 03, 2009 3:47 PM GMT
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    Jul 03, 2009 6:33 PM GMT
    Thanks Doug and Bill!!

    And a very big Happy Independence Day and Thank You to all the men and women serving around the world that won't be home to celebrate with us. This is still your country too and we thank you for it.


    HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY, everyone!!!

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    Jul 03, 2009 7:41 PM GMT

    Yes.....thank you. But are we really free?

    ANY OF US?

    If so what do you do to celebrate personal liberty and freedom?

    I am free

    I am going for a long nude walk!! LOL
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    Jul 03, 2009 7:45 PM GMT
    I love independence day! one of my favorite holidays!
  • Delivis

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    Jul 03, 2009 7:47 PM GMT
    Are the aliens attacking yet? If not, I dont care.icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jul 03, 2009 9:29 PM GMT
    Some patriotic reading....


    Washington's Crossing http://tinyurl.com/lzgmsl ... I was amazed at how much these guys were willing to suffer thru!!!

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    Paul Revere's Ride http://tinyurl.com/lybewf ... I was surprised at how many people were out riding around at One in the morning!!! WTF ... I thought they all went to bed when it got dark.

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    or the only book written by a private soldier in the US Revolutionary War

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    Jul 03, 2009 11:16 PM GMT
    Happy Independence Day Eve you guys!
  • dannyboy1101

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    Jul 03, 2009 11:40 PM GMT
    A good movie, but I have higher hopes of the upcoming "2012."
  • jgymnast733

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    Jul 04, 2009 12:01 AM GMT
    While you guys are partying i'll be working all weekendicon_cry.gif
    A prospective buyer is in town who's interested in our property, so of course the boss [who's out of town] wants me to make this purchase happen.. But i guess it's okay, most of my friends are out of town this weekend anyway..
    HAPPY 4TH...................
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    Jul 04, 2009 3:59 PM GMT



    OK guys...ya all havin' fun yet?

    Go have some! It's your day!


    -Bill
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    Jul 04, 2009 4:24 PM GMT
    Men in Love...

    Why couldn't you have posted a pic of the BROOKLYN bridge? That's pretty too.
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    Jul 04, 2009 4:27 PM GMT
    KissingPro saidMen in Love...

    Why couldn't you have posted a pic of the BROOKLYN bridge? That's pretty too.


    I have a great pic of the bridge but I don't know how to incert the pic in the message. icon_cry.gif
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    Jul 04, 2009 4:32 PM GMT
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    KissingPro saidMen in Love...

    Why couldn't you have posted a pic of the BROOKLYN bridge? That's pretty too.


    I have a great pic of the bridge but I don't know how to incert the pic in the message. icon_cry.gif


    When you find out how to do it, let me know. I don't know how to do it either!
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    Jul 04, 2009 4:34 PM GMT
    mistic_man said
    Yes.....thank you. But are we really free?

    ANY OF US?

    If so what do you do to celebrate personal liberty and freedom?

    I am free

    I am going for a long nude walk!! LOL


    I approve of this message! Too bad it's damn cold in Frisco I would do the same thing too.
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    Jul 04, 2009 4:48 PM GMT
    Two other books for this day...

    March of Folly by Barbara Tuchman.

    One episode is about how the British mismanaged the American colonies.

    Twice a winner of the Pulitzer Prize, author Barbara Tuchman now tackles the pervasive presence of folly in governments through the ages. Defining folly as the pursuit by governments of policies contrary to their own interersts, despite the availability of feasible alternatives, Tuchman details four decisive turning points in history that illustrate the very heights of folly in government: the Trojan War, the breakup of the Holy See provoked by the Renaissance Popes, the loss of the American colonies by Britain's George III, and the United States' persistent folly in Vietnam. THE MARCH OF FOLLY brings the people, places, and events of history magnificently alive for today's reader.


    Friends of Liberty: A Tale of Three Patriots, Two Revolutions, and the Betrayal that Divided a Nation: Thomas Jefferson, Thaddeus Kosciuszko, and Agrippa Hull by Gary Nash and Graham Hodges

    "Using the lives of people as seemingly disparate as a president of the United States, a Polish hero of revolutions on two continents and a free black man in America to frame their story, Gary Nash and Graham Hodges have fashioned a fast-paced, informative narrative that sheds fresh light on the complicated issues of slavery, serfdom and basic human rights during the first generation of America's national existence. The linchpin in this triumvirate was the Pole Tadeusz Kosciuszko whose enlightened relationship with his black orderly, Agrippa Hull, and close friendship with Thomas Jefferson allows the authors to move skillfully between such varied discussions as explaining the black experience in colonial and Revolutionary America, the slavery issue in the early American republic, serfdom in Poland, and the meaningful relationship between Kosciuszko and Jefferson that has been heretofore neglected by the latter's biographers. In the process, they illuminate the origins and arguments of the early anti-slavery organizations in America, provide a detailed account of the life of Agrippa Hull, and a masterly treatment of the seeming of Jefferson's personal struggle with the slavery issue. Focusing, as they do, on the issues of freedom and liberty, Nash and Hodges provide through they eyes of the three protagonists the varied perspectives so often missing from traditional political histories. Their book should make for excellent reading for scholars and classrooms alike."

    It is unbelievable to me what Jefferson did! Simply unbelievable! ... icon_eek.gif
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    Jul 04, 2009 9:23 PM GMT
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    (Thanks, meninlove!)
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    Jul 04, 2009 9:57 PM GMT



    For KissingPro and for kscott6671,

    Here ya go, guys!

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    HAPPY 4TH!


    - us guys