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    Re: Happy 4th July !!

    Happy America Day!

    I will be in DC to celebrate. No better place.
    We're bringing purple back.

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    Re: Happy 4th July !!

    Happy 4th of July all, especially Veterans who make or have made all that we do possible!

    Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent
    As a matter of fact, I do know

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    Re: Happy 4th July !!

    Happy Independence day! Unfortunately, I don't like fireworks or anything to deal with the 4th of July. Yuck! But Have a good one for whomever enjoys it!

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    Re: Happy 4th July !!

    Happy 4th everyone, lets try to work hard and get this country back to what we used to be!

    Here's one place to start, with this fun little song.... The Rooster Song!


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    Re: Happy 4th July !!

    [size=25pt]YEEEEEEEEEEEEEE HAW[/size]

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    Thank you to all veterans, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA!!
    I am not a fan of country or 'inspirational' music, but i really like this song. If i remember correctly, they played this near the end of boot camp. It always bring a little lump to my throat.


    never been a big country fan but I like that song and don't know why but this one also pulls pulls at the old heart strings

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    Re: Happy 4th July !!

    Stay safe, and most importantly Sane, with the brewskie's and the short fuses.

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    Re: Happy 4th July !!

    Hell I don't know if I am posting this video right...

    By Pack93z

    "Success is the ability to go from one failure to the other with no loss of enthusiasm"-Sir Winston Churchill

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    Re: Happy 4th July !!

    You may have seen this before, but if not, it's worth a second read.

    Ben Stein's final column --

    For many years Ben Stein has written a biweekly column called 'Monday Night
    At Morton's.' (Morton's is a famous chain of Steakhouses known to be frequented by movie stars and famous people from around the globe.) Now, Ben is terminating the column to move on to other things in his life.
    Reading his final column is worth a few minutes of your time.

    Ben Stein's Last
    How Can Someone Who Lives in Insane Luxury Be a Star in Today's World?

    As I begin to write this, I 'slug' it, as we writers say, which means I put a heading on top of the document to identify it.
    This heading is 'eonline FINAL,' and it gives me a shiver to write
    I have been doing this column for so long that I cannot even recall when I started.
    I loved writing this column so much for so long I
    came to believe it would never end.

    It worked well for a
    long time, but gradually, my changing as a person and the world's change have overtaken it On a small scale, Morton's, while better than ever, no longer attracts as many stars as it used to.
    It still brings in the rich
    people in droves and definitely some stars.
    I saw Samuel L.
    Jackson there a few days ago, and we had a nice visit, and right before
    that, I saw and had a splendid talk with Warren Beatty in an elevator,
    in which we agreed that Splendor in the Grass was a super movie.
    But Morton's is not the star galaxy it once was, though it probably will be again.

    Beyond that, a bigger change has happened..?
    I no longer think Hollywood stars are terribly important.
    They are uniformly pleasant, friendly people, and they treat me better than I deserve to be treated.
    But a man or woman who makes a huge wage for memorizing lines and reciting them in
    front of a camera is no longer my idea of a shining star we should all
    look up to.

    can a man or woman who makes an eight-figure wage and lives in insane luxury really be a star in today's world, if by a 'star' we mean someone bright and powerful and attractive as a role model?
    Real stars are not riding around in the backs of limousines or in Porsches or getting trained in yoga or Pilates and eating only raw fruit while they have Vietnamese girls do their nails..

    They can be interesting, nice people, but they are not heroes to me any longer.
    A real star is the soldier of the 4th Infantry Division who poked his head into a hole on a farm near Tikrit, Iraq .
    He could have been met by a bomb or a hail of AK-47 bullets.
    Instead, he faced an abject Saddam Hussein and the gratitude of all of the decent people of the world.

    real star is the U.S. soldier who was sent to disarm a bomb next to a road north of Baghdad .
    He approached it, and the bomb went off and killed him..

    A real star, the kind who haunts my memory night and day, is the U.S. soldier in Baghdad who saw a little girl playing with a piece of unexploded ordnance on a street near where he was guarding a station.
    He pushed her aside and threw himself on it just as it
    exploded. He left a family desolate in California and a little girl alive in Baghdad .

    The stars who deserve media attention are not the ones who have lavish weddings on TV but the ones who patrol the streets of Mosul even after two of their buddies
    were murdered and their bodies battered and stripped for the sin of
    trying to protect Iraqis from terrorists.

    We put couples with
    incomes of $100 million a year on the covers of our magazines.
    The noncoms and officers who barely scrape by on military pay but stand on guard in Afghanistan and Iraq and on ships and in submarines and near the Arctic Circle are anonymous as they live and die.

    I am no longer comfortable being a part of the system that has such poor values, and I do not want to perpetuate those values by pretending that who is eating at Morton's is a big subject.

    There are plenty of other stars in the American firmament... the policemen and women who go off on patrol in South Central and have no idea if they will return alive; the orderlies and paramedics who bring in people who have been in terrible accidents and prepare them for surgery; the teachers and nurses who throw their whole spirits into caring for autistic children; the kind men and women who work in hospices and in cancer wards.

    Think of each and every fireman who was running up the stairs at the World Trade Center as the towers began to collapse.
    Now you have my idea of a real

    I came to realize that life lived to help others is the only one that matters
    This is my highest and best use as a human.
    I can put it another way. Years ago, I realized I could never be
    as great an actor as Olivier or as good a comic as Steve Martin or Martin Mull or Fred Willard--or as good an economist as Samuelson or
    Friedman or as good a writer as Fitzgerald.
    Or even remotely close to any of them.

    But, I could be a
    devoted father to my son, husband to my wife and, above all, a good son
    to the parents who had done so much for me.
    This came to be my main task in life.
    I did it moderately well with my son, pretty well with my wife and well indeed with my parents (with my sister's
    I cared for and paid attention to them in their declining
    I stayed with my father as he got sick, went into extremis and then into a coma and then entered immortality with my sister and me reading him the Psalms.

    This was the only point at which my life touched the lives of the soldiers in Iraq or the firefighters in New York .
    I came to realize that life lived to help others is the only one that matters and that it is my duty, in return for the lavish life God has devolved upon me, to help others He
    has placed in my path.
    This is my highest and best use as a human

    Ben Stein

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    Re: Happy 4th July !!

    "Vikestand" wrote:

    Hell I don't know if I am posting this video right...
    Its ok just take all of the stuff after teh equal sign and put higlight it and click on the you tube sign


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