posted on Aug, 13 2009 @ 12:20 PM
at least they arent bombing anyone by doing photo ops.
now if they were doing photo ops WHILE bombing people, then that would be the last couple wars weve been in
seriously. liberty bell was already cracked. go look at it and youll see. you cant show a picture or a representation of it without the crack. if you
did, youd be dumb.
what i thought was interesting. i did a walking tour in savannah ga and they said that when sherman did his march to the sea during the civil war, he
loved to yank out bells from churches and shoot them back into a city. he would also melt them down for guns and cannons. there's one set of bells in
savannah that got saved by a couple of ladies. sherman ripped out the bells and was going to do terrible things with them because the church was
intentionally ringing them as loud as they could to annoy him.
the ladies complained so much to people in washington, that they made him put them back. its the only church in savannah that has the original
There is widespread disagreement about when the first crack appeared on the Bell. Hair-line cracks on bells were bored out to prevent expansion.
However, it is agreed that the final expansion of the crack which rendered the Bell unringable was on Washington's Birthday in 1846.
The Philadelphia Public Ledger takes up the story in its February 26, 1846 publication:
"The old Independence Bell rang its last clear note on Monday last in honor of the birthday of Washington and now hangs in the great city steeple
irreparably cracked and dumb. It had been cracked before but was set in order of that day by having the edges of the fracture filed so as not to
vibrate against each other ... It gave out clear notes and loud, and appeared to be in excellent condition until noon, when it received a sort of
compound fracture in a zig-zag direction through one of its sides which put it completely out of tune and left it a mere wreck of what it