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U.S. Independence Day is a ...

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Good time to watch fireworks
  2090 votes / 11%
Good time to set off commercial fireworks
  890 votes / 5%
Good time to set off home-made fireworks
  683 votes / 3%
Good time to fire anvils
  814 votes / 4%
Good time to ponder the rule of law and role of the State
  5311 votes / 29%
Good time to enjoy an ordinary day
  7993 votes / 44%
17781 total votes.
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  • Don't complain about lack of options. You've got to pick a few when you do multiple choice. Those are the breaks.
  • Feel free to suggest poll ideas if you're feeling creative. I'd strongly suggest reading the past polls first.
  • This whole thing is wildly inaccurate. Rounding errors, ballot stuffers, dynamic IPs, firewalls. If you're using these numbers to do anything important, you're insane.
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  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday July 03, 2013 @07:00PM (#44183255)

    Restore the Fourth []

  • by ArcadeMan (2766669) on Wednesday July 03, 2013 @10:03PM (#44184791)

    Or the effect of a lot of readers being in countries other than the USA.

  • Re:Will Smith (Score:4, Informative)

    by tmosley (996283) on Thursday July 04, 2013 @09:21AM (#44187411)
    What? Did you even watch the movie? The scenes of destruction were focused on New York and Washington (and Houston). The only time I remember seeing foreigners in that movie was at the end, when everyone in the world worked together to defeat the aliens using the method the guy they kidnapped came up with.

    I am no defender of 'Merica or governments in general, but your interpretation of that movie is nothing but idiotic counterfactual nonsense. If you want to write a soliloquy on the evils of America, feel free, but try using fact rather than trying to force such an interpretation though the lens of a 20 year old film.

    On the other hand, if you want to review the film, Jay Sherman already gave the definitive one: "It stinks!"
  • by tmosley (996283) on Thursday July 04, 2013 @09:36AM (#44187533)
    America was only a true beacon between the end of reconstruction and 1913. Since that time, the beacon has gotten steadily duller until now it shines with a negative light that consumes freedoms around the world.

    This is the curse of central banking. It provides the appearance of unlimited money with which politicians get to buy votes in ways they never before dreamed of. Central bankers, who always fund both sides of all wars, at the expense of the people. Without them, we would still be free. Without them, we could once again become free. Without them, governments can't grow to much more than 10% of GDP, versus the nearly 50% monster we have today.
  • Re:Will Smith (Score:2, Informative)

    by RR (64484) on Thursday July 04, 2013 @02:26PM (#44189477)

    So let me get this straight: Jeff Goldblum uses a Mac laptop to upload a virus into an ALIEN mothership's computer (using RS-232, I'm guessing) and never once do we see a dialog box about updating Adobe?

    An artifact of its time. [] Adobe hadn't written its updater yet. A normal computer had no dialog boxes requesting updates. Adobe didn't even own Flash back then. []

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