Happy birthday U.S.A.
July 4th commemorates the date on July 4, 1776 when the Continental Congress formally adopted the Declaration of Independence, announcing that the 13 American colonies, then at war with Great Britain, were now independent states.
But the date was actually arbitrarily chosen.
Actual independence from Britain came seven years later when the American Revolutionary War ended.
According to most historians, 50 members from Congress signed this document on Aug. 2, 1776, and not on July 4, as is often believed. Later that year, five more signed separately and one added his name in a later year. Thomas McKean was the last to sign in January 1777.
July 4th was declared a legal holiday in 1941.
Belated Happy fourth of July
Exit from my side too.
... Dracula, your request shall be met, from my side.
yes and a vampire too!
Now please stop hijacking my thread or I'll request to Mods to delete/lock it! :(
I doubt Dracula, you're one of the MODs :)
The original thread (my option) it's posted in "missing home"
please stop hijacking my thread.
Was that offensive???
...ghazalz!! I have the urge to comment on your post, but I promised myself to behave on this thread, for the interest of the people I mentioned above and other peaceful ones.
Happy Happy, I'm happy USA understands the value of independence...
...Back to topic. I hope we can learn the art and science of interdependence.
....Dot.Com, QLers are sticks and clubs too. Mods need to watch out. We barely show them any carrots, QL is our given right...lol
...Salute to QL moderators. You're excellent, sometimes ..:P
why the thread disappeared from main page???
the video basically is a well wish message for americans(by a fellow american) to begin the new year with a commitment to keeping america safe...what do people find offensive in it?
those who are hurt by the video probably donot like the idea of keeping america safe?
where is the cake Mr. Obama? :P
and then how many times did u repeat the same date???
i doubt if you are an american.
ashmusiclover, all that came up because somebody mentioned that he was not celebrating the 4th of July , but the 11 th of September.
....zozo652003, Happy Independence Day for Algeria....:)
i was trying to remember why was 4th of July celebrated... only now i remember 'Independence Day' - The Movie :P
The Rain...believe me. That guy in the video had been bribed by Ossam bin Laden. Wait for another tape released by Al-Jazeera where Osama would be shown bribing the guy in question.
@khattak...i donot agree with you...this is a "FAKE" computer-made video...:)
the 5 July is the Algerian independent day do you know that
Happy Birthday. Did the embassy have a function ?
Yes, exactly we can guess
....Kaldoosh, It's legitimate as a normal thread on QL.
I see no point in moving this thread to QL's front page. Makes no sense to me, but it's politically correct, if you know what I mean.
I find it improper to post such subject here, it should have been done in the forum. What is the point of view of moderator?
Cheers......have a nice n safe independance day.
It's just a celebration US's day. I just don't understand why a bunch of looser come n start talkin abt 9/11 and stuff!!...since it doesnt make sense!..the persons put the topic..'Happy July 4th'..and der cmes senseless stuff into it!..if u guys feel nethin like tht..y dont u get ur ass out of this topic n stop bringin the debate ur tryina bring in!! ( no merci- guess ur in the wrng thread to say all tht..its jus a celebration of of july 4th by the americans..no need of mentionin the sad past here nw..jus a reminder..not all people are good...doesnt mean tht all people are bad!..so take a chill pill:-)..peace
Happy July 4th to all Americans!
The Rain..... The guy in the video you posted was bribed by the Islamic Extremist Organization to say all this.
Dreams of the lost empire are what sustains me...... ;P
btw, I doubt you have any problem with the english language dotcom. It seems you know exactly what to write to express yourself ;)
first post was my poor understanding toward ur language, btw u must stop dreaming of an ancient great britain, that has lost long ago.
but you really should have spared the yanks your pissing on this thread mate. Besides, I only recently accepted american independence. I consider florida our colony :)
at least on independence day you must spare me.
or do i need to say, that UK is not about only one TB ;)
the whingers always have something to bash us westerners about. It relieves them of having to take responsibility for their own cock ups. :P
dot.everythingisamerica'sfault.com is the perfect example. He comes from afghanistan and wants to have his friends in the taliban back in power. lol
i'll change my words, and will say
"Happy independence day"
and hope that native will not forget wat ever the great leaders had dream for a free and prosperous America.
. ...nomerci, 9/11 is a dirty war. All those innocent people are considered martyrs by me. I'm ok with our disagreement about terms and terminology. The core is one.
A must-watch video for all americans...
Happy, when it comes to martyrs and heroes, you are talking to the wrong girl here. sorry.
And I shall keep a minute of silence to think about the horrible and useless death those killed in the 9/11 attack suffered.
See, all of us have people to mourn, people who died horribly ....and so it will continue.
It has been a bit of an eye-opener ;)
Well I have had enough drinks to celebrate today so heading off to bed now.
Good night :)
....nomerci, my treat is for the likes of martyr Rachel Corrie and others who have suffered the loss of their loved ones in wars, they were mandated to fight.
"skinning them"...how picturesque!lol
gkramer...welcome to QL!
It is amazing, trust me. What you knew before is not even the tip of the iceberg.....now you are at "the source", and you will see that even those you considered harmless,normal or what ever you want to call them, are far from it. and moreover, you will be astonished at just how many there are.
I have been here over a month now and have read a lot of US bashing even in such a short time but I never thought someone will come and talk about celebrating 9/11 on a 4th of July thread.
...nomerci, a treat until it's the next day by US time, then attack again. Just hold your breath people for a few more hours without skinning them. There're innocent active Americans as well.
and also Happy, without wanting to be overly sensitive, I do not think the Americans consider a simple 4th of July greeting a "treat". It is simply common curtesy...which is, not common, especially on QL.
So maybe you are right, it is a treat,and lo and behold, heaped upon americans...wallah, now I am speechless at my own reasoning!!!!
Happy, don't worry, he will not come back,at least not in this "persona". lol
...I hope we can keep this thread bash-free as a treat for the Americans. They're harshly criticized everyday. Just leave them alone for one day without having to burden them with their government's policies blame and shame.
Only one thread!
dot, what exactly do you find is there to celebrate?
Happy Independence Day....
Live long and Prosper ....
HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY.....
Happy Independence Day to all the AMERICANS.....
White Man law, independence for America and 1 million
murder of native INDIANS.
Happy Independence Day to all the AMERICANS..
Happy July 4th from me and from mr Annoying Orange
Pandora? Oh! I LOVE pandora! I'm actually listening to pandora right now. I guess I'll have to add some reggaeton to my variety.
epicurean: this may be off topic, but I'm on pandora right now so I'm listening to a variety of things.
dot.com: disputed independence day? I love it!
Raggaeton? I LOVE raggaeton! Who are you listening to?
Happy disputed independence day
...for dinner I'll recommend you BBQ grill :)
....Khawaga, sorry you had to be there "physically"...Have a great day and a yummy dinner..:)
Happy Happy, I'm working today. Well, you can call it "work." Mostly I'm listening to reggaeton and thinking of what to do for dinner tonight...
gkramer: mine certainly isn't. Also, apparently I'm a slut.
I could really go for a good steak and corn on the cob today...
....Khawaga, Happy Independence Day. I hope you didn't have to go to work? My American colleagues are off for the day.
Khawaga rumor has it that our IQ isn't that great either ;)
Happy 4th of July :)
Happy USA Guys/Gurls....cheers!
Bloody Rizks edited his comment..
It's ok Rizks.. If you get your freedom, im sure u will post hundreds of threads.. hahahaha
Thanks Dracula. Ok, so we got the history wrong. We also are bad in geography. And math. But happy Fourth to my fellow countrymen! :o)
Bloody Regards to All..
Thanks Drac, Means alot to us American's :D
Happy 4th of July USA..
And Fil-Am Friendship Day.. :)
....Happy July 4th for all my fellow Americans...:)