Happy Fireworks (and Air Show Day) Everybody!!!

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posted on Jul, 4 2013 @ 01:00 PM
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Happy fireworks day everybody. Knowing that 90% of American Citizens don't even know why we are SUPPOSED to be celebrating today makes it all the more special.

"Today is the day we celebrate our independence" is the canned answer from those who like to pretend they are somehow a "patriot" whatever the hell that is.
Ask them who they are celebrating their independence from.
"The British" is the other canned answer. Ok...........elaborate.

No, today is the day we celebrate our ignorance.
Today is the day we BB-Q, get drunk, and blow # up in our back yards.
You know, the # you spent your hard earned money on at the local "blow # up stand"?

"Look at the pretty colors"!
"Ooooo" "Aahhhhhh"
"That one was pretty"

Meanwhile,
our country......ya know,, the one we are so #ing proud of, is being run into the ground by an elite group of psychopaths who are hell bent on destroying our freedoms and liberties that real actual men DIED for, in order to usher in a totalitarian world dictatorship. The men who died for our freedoms didn't die in Vietnam, Afghanistan, Iraq, Germany, or Korea. Those men died, but not for our freedoms. They died in order to make alot of very wealthy people even wealthier. They died in order to further an age old agenda. They died in order to bring "democracy" to other nations. Democracy is code for "Making them play ball with the powerful banking cartel that runs this #ing planet by forcing them to have a centralized banking system which will forever send them spiraling into a debt that can never be paid back, thus securing their grip on every nation on the planet". But, that is too long to say everytime so,,,, we call it democracy.

No, the men I speak of Died a couple hundred years ago right #ing here on "our land". Ya know......the land the Injuns gave to us!!! Right after they taught us how to grow corn and we all sat down for thanksgiving dinner. So nice of Johnny Redcorn to offer to move all of his people out to the desert and open a bunch of #ing casinos as well as take up a generational dependance on government programs......and alcohol!
Gotta have the ol' Fire Water to drown out all of the pain. The pain that comes from the white man bringing them civilization. Where would they be without us though? Honestly.
#ing savages, running around naked and praising some spirit in the sky.
Too stupid to know that the "God of the bible" (whomever the # that is) is sitting upon a throne with a bucket of lightning bolts, just itching to smite them for their savagery.

But, I digress.
If we are going to pretend that this is our land, and we "obtained it" with great loss of life to both the people who were bold enough to tell King George to go # himself as well as the injuns who died trying to get to the desert in order to make room for their new BFF's who needed the land a little more than they did then, well, I guess it only makes sense to blow # up and drown ourselves in alcohol so we can also forget the pain that comes from watching ourselves be ass raped by an evil, corrupt, banking cartel who is systematically destroying our nation by terrorizing its citizens and then offering to make all of the bad things stop if we only will give up some of the # so many people have fought and DIED for!!!

Ya know...........FREEDOM and INDEPENDENCE!!!!

Happy fireworks day everybody.
Time to head to an airshow.
One that will undoubtedly cause feelings of patriotism and national pride to well up within me while I am singing some GOD DAMNED Lee Greenwood song at the top of my #ing lungs.

GO MerrrCa!!!!!!
U.S.A. ...U.S.A.......U.S.A..
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posted on Jul, 4 2013 @ 01:05 PM
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I have nothing more to say...

I'm Canadian so I'll let my American ATS'er friends discuss the subject



posted on Jul, 4 2013 @ 01:15 PM
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I expected this to be a thread about HAARP considering half the US is covered by rain and thunderstorms


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posted on Jul, 4 2013 @ 01:18 PM
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YA whatever, OP!


…and for the rest of us!




posted on Jul, 4 2013 @ 01:28 PM
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Go MeRRRca!!!!




Land of the...........Home of the.........



posted on Jul, 4 2013 @ 01:30 PM
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Personally, I celebrate Independence Day for what it is... which is the anniversary of when this nation chose to go its own way.

Now then, how one chooses to behave on this day of recognition, is their own decision. That's one of those freedom things and while things here are not going well... while we have a government that appears to be led from some outside force (as opposed to We the People), it doesn't mean we should shrivel up into a fetal position or go out and burn cars and trash other people's property.

In fact, the day we surrender our observances and holidays is the day we admit to ourselves that we have been defeated.

So, on behalf of my family, my friends and anyone else who isn't ready to throw in the towel or toss a Molotov cocktail... I respond with; Happy Fourth!

Enjoy what so many have died to preserve.



posted on Jul, 4 2013 @ 01:31 PM
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nice rant



posted on Jul, 4 2013 @ 01:39 PM
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Originally posted by GeneralChaos
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Go MeRRRca!!!!




Land of the...........Home of the.........


I have disdain for many members of my government....

I have no disdain for my country!

There is a difference. Today isn't a celebration of government.



posted on Jul, 4 2013 @ 01:55 PM
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Well since this is the rant section, you are entitled to your rant, but so am I!


You can view this country however you wish, you can feel however you wish, you can say whatever you wish...isn't that great?

Yup, we are going through some really tough and questionable times...


BUT I LOVE MY COUNTRY!!

Just not some of our policies.

I am proud to be an American, and proud to walk out my front door and know I can be and do as I choose.
In some countries I would be killed for my own belief system.

Sorry you have such a negative view, and it is your right to feel this way if you so choose,
but hey, to each their own.

I am happy to be where I am, and to me, there is no place better


You are free to leave this great land as well, if it makes you so unhappy.

I support every warrior that has ever died for this land, both native and military, peaceful and warmonger.



You and I created this country, we elected these people, and if we all chose to do something about it, to restore America to it's greatest potential, it would happen.

But then, it does start with people who feel like you do, so do something about it instead of whining that it is not the great country that it is.
The solders who died for the USA.....
They are pawns, forced to kill for policies, don't blame them, blame the elected officials WE put into office.

Support the troops, not the policies.

And have a happy 4th, if you allow yourself to.

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posted on Jul, 4 2013 @ 02:02 PM
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What does that even mean??
It sounds so good and makes me feel all patriotic and just a little superior but......when you really analyze it, what does it really mean?

A country is a piece of land.
I don't have "pride" in a piece of land.

A government is the ruling body which....."governs" this land and the people on it.

I love the whole idea of the constitution but.....that's all it is now.
Just an idea.
It is for all intents and purposes, dead.

So what do we have left?
A piece of paper, and some fireworks!

Go on "Loving your country" whatever that means.

I love the men who had the balls to stand up to an evil oppressive ruler and told him where to stick it,
knowing full well, that they were committing an act of terrorism.
Course, in those days it wasn't called "terrorism".

I love the ideas they came up with in order to make sure that this never happened again.
What they didn't count on is, a dumbed down, willfully ignorant population who figure the best way to "Love your country" is to bury your head in the sand and figure that the government is handling it, and will do the right thing.

Go on and "Love your country" (whatever that means) all you want.
The problem isn't going away until someone "Loves an Idea".
The Idea I love is freedom from tyranny and oppression.

The word "America" will come and go.
Because that's all it is.
Just a word.

The word freedom will endure.
Because, unlike "America", it is more than just a word.
It is an Idea.
It is written into the DNA of every human being on this planet.

Long after "MeRRca" is dead and gone,
the idea of freedom will persist.

In 1000 years, there will be NO ONE who "Loves America"!!!!!
But there will still be a planet full of people who yearn for freedom!!!!!
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posted on Jul, 4 2013 @ 03:06 PM
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What does that even mean??
It sounds so good and makes me feel all patriotic and just a little superior but......when you really analyze it, what does it really mean?

A country is a piece of land.
I don't have "pride" in a piece of land.

A government is the ruling body which....."governs" this land and the people on it.


What does “I love my country” mean?? To me, it means I love the ideals American was founded on. I love the constitution. I love freedom. I love the history of sacrifice and innovation. I love that America was the dream of many smart men and they made it come true. I love the people here who share the American spirit. That’s what I meant.

Do I think we are FAR removed from the principles and practices that made some declare independence and make this country great in the first place? Absolutely!! That’s why I have distain for the individuals and groups who stray from what we once were. I still believe in the original intent of our declaration, and today is a day to celebrate the brave men who stood up to tyranny long ago so that we may be free.

I can tell you have a lot of hatred towards this country and that’s your prerogative. Personally, I think Independence Day is a time to consider the tyranny our forefather rallied against and strengthen our own resolve to tackle the tyranny we have today.

You’re entitled to your rant though!



posted on Jul, 4 2013 @ 03:27 PM
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I love air shows!! Could not be more thrilled to see them. Incredible skills the Thunderbirds and Blue Angels have. I am proud of them.

We still have a country people are dying every day to get into. Our country's greatness is not in policies and politics, it is in her people, ordinary folks who will be pic nicking and watching fireworks and air shows all over this country happy to do so.
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posted on Jul, 5 2013 @ 02:49 AM
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Well, it's over now.
Back to watching this country that everybody loves so much get disassembled
piece by piece.

I often wonder what all of the armchair patriots will say when there is no Murrica left.
When our country finally gets invaded by foreign troops and they claim it as their own.

Will they still say....."I love my country"?
Will they say, "I used to love my country"

or maybe, "I love what my country used to be"

Either way, it will be gone.

Have fun "loving your country" what ever that means.

I love freedom, liberty, and democracy.

I don't give two squirts of piss who offers it or what name they give their country.
If they offer AND GIVE

1. Freedom
2. Liberty
3. Democracy

Then I am in.
Meanwhile, you will be perfectly happy living as a slave as long as it is in "Murrica"
because that is YOUR country that YOU love.

pffft,lol


GO TEAM!!!!
My team is best.
Your team sucks!!!!
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posted on Jul, 5 2013 @ 11:20 AM
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Well, it's over now.
Back to watching this country that everybody loves so much get disassembled
piece by piece.

I often wonder what all of the armchair patriots will say when there is no Murrica left.
When our country finally gets invaded by foreign troops and they claim it as their own.


So because you dislike the direction the thugs in DC are taking the country we should now hate the country? As cliché as it sounds, you don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater. I’m not going to stop loving my country simply because some asshats are currently driving the bus.

You’re obviously angry and quick to name call. What’s your plan, tough guy?


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posted on Jul, 5 2013 @ 07:46 PM
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Originally posted by seabag


So because you dislike the direction the thugs in DC are taking the country



This is a statement which shuns responsibility for ones own actions and assigns it someone else.
This type of mentality is common among Americans.
I understand my use of this mentality in my OP and apologize for not clarifying and taking more responsibility.

This whole
"It wasn't MY fault, it was THEIR fault mentality has to go though.

it is ALL our fault.
We are ALL to blame.
The "Thugs in D.C." aren't taking "US" anywhere we don't already want to go.
The very reason we are all in this mess is because of this child like mentality.
Lack of personal accountability.
No one wants to sit down with themselves and ask themselves tough questions.
Like, "What did "I" do to contribute to this mess?
"What am "I" still doing to contribute to this mess"?
"What have I failed to do which could have helped contribute"?

NAHHHH!
Much easier to blame "The Thugs in Washington".
That way, I don't have to be the one answering the tough questions from my great grand kids.




we should now hate the country?


Another child like mentality being displayed.
I never said the word hate nor did I elude to it.
I never suggested anyone feel anything as a matter of fact.
This is extremism.
It is like talking to my wife.
I am starting to suspect you are a woman because you reason like a woman.

"Honey, the T.V. is waking up the kids"

"FINE, I guess I'll just never watch T.V. again"!!!!!!!

"You see, there are other options here.
You could......ohhh....I dunno......TURN IT DOWN!!!!!
Move to another room.......wait until they are sound asleep......."

I could go on and on but I have a feeling I would be wasting my time.
There is ALOT of middle ground between Love and Hate>

See, what you did was to go from Love, which if we were to make a straight line and put "love" all of the way on the right, (unless you can think of a more powerful positive emotion which would adequately describe your feelings for this country)

Then we would have to put "hate" where?
Yes, that's right.
ALLLLLL of the way on the other side of the line.
WAAAAy down there on the left.

So, you have now dictated that one MUST in fact feel either "love" or one must feel "hate" for this country.
You have given me no other options have you?
I made it very clear to you that I did not share your "love" for this country so you immediately
went the complete opposite direction WAAAAY down on the other end of the spectrum.
Because,.....we all know there is nothing else to feel.

This is black and white thinking and is a classical thinking error.
You would do well to consider this.




I’m not going to stop loving my country simply because some asshats are currently driving the bus.


Again, YOU are the one driving the bus.
YOU are responsible.
Does this mean there is any ONE thing in particular that YOU could do to turn it all around?
NO.
But, is there SOMETHING you could do?
Ahhh, I am drawing you away from this/that, either/or up/down left/right black/white thinking again.

"Either I can do EVERYTHING or I can do NOTHING" !!!!!
lol, no, you can do SOMETHING.
and No one even suggested that you should stop loving your country.
That is a straw man arguement.

and finally......



You’re obviously angry and quick to name call. What’s your plan, tough guy?


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The use of the phrase "tough guy" makes you seem just a little superior and really just shut me down and put me in my place didn't it? I mean, you really handed it to me right there.

Now then,
I never indicated that "I" had a plan HOWEVER,
If I did, I certainly am not dumb enough to announce it here.
"They" are listening.
It wouldn't matter either way because you would most certainly not approve of it anyway because it would not be extreme.

It would be something "middle of the road" which you have shown your distain for already.
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