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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.
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  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday July 03, 2013 @06:26PM (#44182871)

    the effects of known NSA monitoring are obvious in the poll results.

  • by spaceyhackerlady (462530) on Wednesday July 03, 2013 @10:49PM (#44185083)

    In Canada the fourth of July is a day like any other. Our day was the first.

    I'm descended from Loyalists. My maternal ancestors settled in North Carolina, but went north, ending up in Nova Scotia.

    ...laura

  • Independence Day (Score:3, Interesting)

    by Moppusan (2837753) on Wednesday July 03, 2013 @11:14PM (#44185211)
    ...has lost all meaning. Who cares this chunk of dirt on the western hemisphere has independence from a different chunk of dirt on the eastern hemisphere? I also no longer consider this to be the United States of America. America used to mean -- to me -- a free and fair land to be proud of. Just United States now. Although I admit, better than a lot of hell holes on other parts of this spinning blue marble. Still could be better. Much better. Stop F'ing the poor and good F'ing the corporations.
  • by devloop (983641) on Thursday July 04, 2013 @01:56AM (#44185935)
    - we did assassinate people, directly or through proxies, just a few high profile targets there for you:
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2003/mar/21/usa.davidpallister [guardian.co.uk]

    - we did torture people, it was done so routinely that we even had a handbook:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._Army_and_CIA_interrogation_manuals [wikipedia.org]

    - our normal state *is* war. i could not find a 40 year gap when we were at peace since the 1800s:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_wars_involving_the_United_States [wikipedia.org]

    i laugh when any of my fellow 'murikans asks tear eyed "why do they hate us?".

    we have been busy exerting violence, exporting torture, destabilizing democracies, sponsoring terror and exploitation
    through brutal dictatorships, forcing our corporate interests by military means on everyone, on every continent.

    we, as a people, are compassionate, inventive, giving and law abiding, our governing class is amoral, tyrannical and malevolent.
  • by seoras (147590) on Thursday July 04, 2013 @04:54AM (#44186505) Homepage

    Why didn't Snowden just flee to S.America?
    Why Hong Kong and then Russia?

    He's making a point and he's keeping himself in the news at the risk of being caught and treated the same as B.Manning.
    Who leaked the rumour of him being on the Bolivian Presidential Jet? Why?

    I notice the BBC dropped that story off their front page PDQ.

    As long as Snowden appears in the headlines shall we question the role of the USA (& UK puppet) globally.
    It's clear, brave and risky media manipulation to get a point across...

    What is Independence?
    What are you celebrating?
    The end of one empire and the beginning of another?

  • Re:Independence (Score:5, Interesting)

    by PolygamousRanchKid (1290638) on Thursday July 04, 2013 @05:31AM (#44186571)

    Actually, the French helped the Americans a lot during the American Revolution with naval operations. Not because they liked the Americans, but because they hated the English.

  • Re:Independence (Score:4, Interesting)

    by tmosley (996283) on Thursday July 04, 2013 @09:25AM (#44187447)
    You could start by overthrowing all your leaders who bent over to take it up the ass while perpetrating something frighteningly similar to an act of war on the Bolivian government on the off chance that their president might have been LEGALLY transporting him back to his home country.

    France, Portugal, Italy, Spain, and Austria, you must all cast off your puppet governments if you don't want to become America II.
  • Re:Will Smith (Score:4, Interesting)

    by RR (64484) on Thursday July 04, 2013 @02:43PM (#44189593)

    I hated it in its own right at the time, but it's been observed with hindsight that it also reflected the mindset of the disaffected and paranoid American right during Clinton's presidency and was a clear forerunner of Bush-era America's similarly arrogant, partisan and jingoistic mentality.

    Are you even remotely familiar with Roland Emmerich's [imdb.com] filmography? He is quite a fan of Democrat presidents. For film-making purposes, his characters are mostly Americans, but he's all about multiculturalism. He usually shows people customs from different cultures, and his characters succeed through international cooperation. And random pointless feats of strength.

    But then his presidents...

    • Independence Day: President Clinton, a handsome orator and fighter pilot.
    • The Day After Tomorrow: President Bush, a helpless coward under the control of the Vice President.
    • 2012: President Obama, a noble man who gives up his place on the Ark to provide comfort to the ordinary citizen.

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