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Not yet independence, freedom or justice for all in America on this July 4th

Often, too often, we use independence and freedom interchangeably. Even dictionaries and thesauruses say the words each mean to some degree the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint (freedom) or the state of being free from the control or power of another (independence). On this July 4, 2020, we are reevaluating what those definitions mean to us, our families, friends and neighbors, to people we don't know personally and to the United States as a who...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Usa, England, New York, Taxes, Justice, Maryland, Massachusetts, Africa, Freedom, America, Independence, United States, Current Affairs, Equality


‘Independence Day’ Star Bill Pullman Tells Americans to Wear Face Masks in Public (Watch)

President Thomas J. Whitmore is urging Americans to wear their face masks in public. Bill Pullman, who played the character in the 1996 blockbuster “Independence Day,” gave a public service announcement about wearing masks in a video for Alamo Drafthouse. “And now, a message from the most presidential actor of all time, Bill Pullman,” the […]
Tags: News, Bill Pullman, Independence Day, Alamo Drafthouse, Thomas J Whitmore, Coronavirus, Wear Face Masks


VOTD: ‘Independence Day’ President Bill Pullman Implores You to Wear a Mask for America

“Today we celebrate our Independence Day.” There are few speeches as rousing as the one given in Independence Day by Bill Pullman as President Thomas J. Whitmore, inspiring a ragtag team of pilots to take down the alien invaders that have wreaked havoc across the globe. But there’s a real threat facing America and the rest of the world today, and it’s not an alien invasion. It’s the coronavirus pandemic. That’s why Alamo Drafthouse brought back Bill Pullman to inspire people to protect them...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, America, United States, Bill-Pullman, Independence Day, Alamo Drafthouse, Video Of The Day, Thomas J Whitmore, COVID


Daveed Diggs: "What to my people is the Fourth of July?"

In this sobering video made for the Movement For Black Lives, Hamilton actor Daveed Diggs asks that we look at what Independence Day really means for Black people right now. It was inspired by Frederick Douglass’ 1852 speech "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?" and was written by Safia Elhillo, Danez Smith, Lauren Whitehead, W. Kamau Bell, Angel Nafis, Idris Goodwin, Pharoahe Monch, Camonghne Felix, and Nate Marshall. What, to my people, is the Fourth of July? My people, who are failed ...
Tags: Post, Video, News, Black Lives Matter, Blacklivesmatter, Independence Day, Daveed Diggs, Frederick Douglass, Fourth of July, Black History, Nate Marshall, Movement For Black Lives Hamilton


Happy Independence Day from Construction Law Musings

As things warm up as they always do in July in Richmond, Virginia here’s wishing you all a wonderful 4th of July from Construction Law Musings and The Law Office of Christopher G. Hill, PC. I hope that you and your families can take some time off to reflect and relax, stay as cool as possible, and have a great Independence Day holiday. As always, I welcome your comments below.  Please subscribe to keep up with this and other Construction Law Musings. © Constructi...
Tags: Law, Announcements, Independence Day, Richmond Virginia, Richmond VA, Construction Law, Business of Construction, Virginia Construction Mediator, July 4th, Christopher G Hill


Owen Morse sets hang gliding world record for piloting 222.22 miles over California's Owens Valley

My friend Owen Morse is one-half of the juggling duo The Passing Zone, and he's also a serious hang glider pilot who just achieved a world-record-breaking long-distance flight. [ WOW. Congratulations, Owen!] Owen just piloted his Wills Wing T3 154 222.22 miles without stopping, high over the Owens Valley in California, setting a new world record in the sport with Federation Aéronautique Internationale (FAI), the world governing body for air sports, including hang gliding. PHOTO courtesy OW...
Tags: Post, New York, News, California, Sports, Fun, Flight, Cool, Nevada, FAI, Sierra Nevada, Independence Day, Owens, Owen, Inyo, Walt


Featured Deals of the Week – 4th of July Weekend 2020

Ladies and Gentlemen, it’s that time of year again. The time of the year for fireworks, beer, burgers, and celebrating the fact that we don’t have to give a damn what the British think, for 244 years and counting. But at least this evening, it’s not quite the 4th yet. So sit down, crack open […] Read More … The post Featured Deals of the Week – 4th of July Weekend 2020 appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Sale, Editorial, Independence Day, 4th Of July, Guns & Gear, Gun Deals, Featured Deals


How Americans did the first July 4

If John Adams had it his way, we’d all be celebrating the Second of July. In a letter to his wife Abigail, dated July 3, 1776, Adams predicted that the day the Continental Congress declared independence from Great Britain would go down in history as America’s greatest, and be celebrated accordingly. “It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires, and Illuminations,” he writes, “from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forwa...
Tags: Travel, Washington, White House, Virginia, America, Spain, Atlantic, United States, Portugal, Philadelphia, John, John Adams, Cards Against Humanity, New England, Independence Day, Great Britain


Our 25 Favorite Summer Blockbusters of the 1990s

For the first time in most of our lifetimes, your local movie theater won’t have a summer blockbuster season. The covid-19 pandemic took care of that, pushing most of the big-budget popcorn films scheduled for this year’s summer months into fall, spring, or even next summer. Since we can’t enjoy summer blockbusters in…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Summer, Jurassic Park, Contact, Batman Forever, Nostalgia, Men In Black, Independence Day, The Lion King, The Blair Witch Project, Blockbusters, The Phantom Menace, Terminator 2, Summer Movies, The Sixth Sense


Listen to This July 4th Playlist If You Have Complicated Feelings About America

America is ... well. We are in quite the place, aren’t we. We originally published this July 4th playlist last year, thinking the country couldn’t possibly devolve further into chaos, and how wrong we were! Read more...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Usa, Holidays, America, Lifehacks, Playlists, Apple Music, Independence Day, Featured Playlist, July 4th


4 Ways to Celebrate Fourth of July in 2020 as a Family

The best way to celebrate Fourth of July is by spending time with family, friends, and loved ones. Many are still wanting to practice safe social distancing, and others are ready to gather in large groups again. However, if you’re wanting to celebrate Fourth of July as a family, rest assured that there are plenty of ways to make it a special day. Make this 4th of July one to remember! Enjoying the Outdoors A simple family hike with a picnic at the end by a stream, waterfall, ...
Tags: Travel, Fashion, Summer, Independence Day, Family Activities, 4th Of July, Fourth of July, Home Life, July, Holiday Features, Fourth of July Block Party, At Home Fun


Sequel Bits: ‘Independence Day 3,’ No Chance of ‘Get Out’ Sequel, and More

In this edition of Sequel Bits: Roland Emmerich hopes Disney would take on Independence Day 3 Jordan Peele “has no intention” of making a Get Out sequel A new No Time to Die IMAX poster has been released. Independence Day: Resurgence was supposed to mark the halfway point for a trilogy that would be completed with Independence Day 3 — but with the “disappearance” of Fox following the studio’s acquisition by Disney, director Roland Emmerich doesn’t have much hope for his sci-fi action ...
Tags: Hbo, Hollywood, Movies, Disney, Fox, Sequels, James Bond, Cbs, Daniel Craig, Jordan, Jason Blum, Bond, Cary Fukunaga, Independence Day, Roland Emmerich, Peele


‘Independence Day: Resurgence’ Was a Disappointment for Director Roland Emmerich Too

Even though Independence Day: Resurgence raked in nearly $390 million at the worldwide box office, it was still quite the disappointment for 20th Century Fox. The film didn’t land well with critics either, earning just a 29% on Rotten Tomatoes, not to mention a 30% from audiences. They weren’t the only ones disappointed, because director Roland Emmerich has found himself regretting ever making the movie. Speaking with Yahoo while promoting the release of the World War II epic Midway this week...
Tags: Movies, Yahoo, Sci-fi, Sequels, Will-Smith, 20th Century Fox, Will, Independence Day, Roland-Emmerich, Emmerich, Vivica A Fox, Action/Adventure, Independence Day: Resurgence, Jessie T Usher, Roland Emmerich Too


NASA, FEMA and International Partners are planning an asteroid impact exercise

When it comes to planning for a potential asteroid strike on planet Earth, The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration and Federal Emergency Management Agency don’t want to miss a thing. Alongside international partners like the European Space Agency’s Space Situational Awareness-NEO Segment and the International Asteroid Warning Network (IAWN), NASA’s Planetary Defense Coordination Office will participate in a “tabletop exercise” that will simulate a scenario for how to respond...
Tags: Startups, TC, Astronomy, White House, Department Of Defense, Nasa, Earth, United States, Fema, European Space Agency, State Department, Asteroid, Prevention, Simulation, Johnson, U.s. Government


NASA and FEMA are contingency planning for a potential asteroid armageddon

When it comes to planning for a potential asteroid strike on planet Earth, The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration and Federal Emergency Management Agency don’t want to miss a thing. Alongside international partners like the European Space Agency’s Space Situational Awareness-NEO Segment and the International Asteroid Warning Network (IAWN), NASA’s Planetary Defense Coordination Office will participate in a “tabletop exercise” that will simulate a scenario for how to respond...
Tags: TC, Astronomy, White House, Tech, Department Of Defense, Nasa, Earth, United States, Fema, European Space Agency, State Department, Asteroid, Prevention, Simulation, Johnson, U.s. Government


Teton Springs — A Painting Of The 15th Hole

The 15th Hole at Teton Springs brings the temptation. From the tee box, you can see the pin, 269 yards in the distance… surrounded by water and sand traps. Should you drive the green, you are looking at an eagle putt… if you miss, that first penalty stroke is easily followed by another, and another. …
Tags: Art, Golf, Air, Golf Course, Independence Day, Painting Process, Borbay, 4th Of July, Country Club, Teton Valley, Victor Idaho, Teton Springs, Teton Springs Artist, Victor Dreaming, Live Painting, Rammell Barn


Does This Image Show How Four Different Presidents Celebrated the 4th of July?

An image graphic purportedly comparing how Obama, Clinton, Bush and Trump celebrated the 4th of July consists of cherry-picked photographs, none taken on Independence Day.
Tags: News, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Donald Trump, George W Bush, Independence Day, 4th Of July, Trump, Obama Clinton Bush


Buzzkill alert: The thousands of illegal fireworks over L.A. cause air pollution

It brings me no joy to write this, as I love me some fireworks (including the amateur ones) on the Fourth of July. However, it seems the thousands of (mostly illegal) fireworks set off over Los Angeles each Independence Day are causing bad air pollution. The Los Angeles Times reports: Americans’ fervor for Fourth of July fireworks has some unfortunate side effects. There’s a jump in fires, gruesome injuries and runaway pets spooked by the noise. But there’s also a more widespread hazard f...
Tags: Post, Video, News, Los Angeles, Air Pollution, Fireworks, Los Angeles Times, Independence Day, Southern California, UC Irvine, Fourth of July, Buzzkill, Jun Wu


It’s Time To Declare Your Independence – From Bad Exhibits!

Yesterday was the Fourth of July, so we thought that it was a perfect time for museums, nature centers, historic sites, and other interpretive venues to declare their independence – from bad exhibits, that is! No interpretive site plans to have bad exhibits. But sometimes limited funding, poor planning, a rushed schedule, or a lack of expertise results in displays that are subpar. These issues put stress on your staff during planning, and you end up creating exhibits that fail to adequately port...
Tags: Design, Exhibits, Budget, Education, Funding, Inspiration, Creative, Planning, Independence, Visitors, Quality, Experience, Action, Creativity, Museum, Museums


Happy Independence Day from Construction Law Musings

As things warm up as they always do in July here in Richmond, Virginia, here’s wishing you all a wonderful 4th of July from Construction Law Musings and The Law Office of Christopher G. Hill, PC. I hope that you and your families can take some time off to reflect and relax, stay as cool as possible, and have a great Independence Day holiday. As always, I welcome your comments below.  Please subscribe to keep up with this and other Construction Law Musings. © Con...
Tags: Law, Construction, Announcements, Independence Day, Richmond Virginia, Richmond VA, Virginia Construction Attorney, Virginia Construction Mediator, Christopher G Hill


6 easy tips to green your Fourth of July

Although the Fourth of July is a wonderful time to celebrate our freedom with friends and family, with all the cups, utensils and fireworks we end up using, it’s also one of our most wasteful holidays! So this year, why not take advantage of our six ideas that will help you green-up your festivities without sacrificing an ounce of fun. In fact, it might surprise you to find that following our tips could actually increase the fun quotient while sparing the planet at the same time. 1. Go meatle...
Tags: Design, Iowa, Ikea, Recipes, Carbon Footprint, Public Transportation, Independence Day, Eco Design, Green Design, Sustainable Design, Green Holidays, 4th Of July, Inhabitat, Don, Meatless, Biodegradable Packaging


On July 4, 1826, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams Died – Happy Independence Day

With slight editing, this post is reprinted from prior posts on Independence Day. In 2015, it was the culmination of my Daily Jefferson series. Happy Independence Day! In addition to being Independence Day, this is the day that John Adams and Thomas Jefferson died within hours of each other on July 4, 1826. On this day in 1826, former Presidents Thomas Jefferson and John Adams, who were once fellow Patriots and then adversaries, die on the same day within five hours of each other. Thomas Jeffer...
Tags: Health, Europe, England, Holidays, Congress, France, Virginia, Africa, History, United States, House, Paris, Commission, Army, Philadelphia, John Adams


What Does July 4th Mean To You?

Most of us tea lovers associate the Boston Tea Party with the 4th of July.  The day of American Independence. Decorations abound with Red, White, and Blue patterns everywhere you look. If we scratch below the surface, however, what can we see? In 1912, Robert Haven Schauffler wrote “[I]t behooves us as true Americans to enter the splendid new movement which is endeavoring to make the Fourth over from a day of shallow jingoism and unmeaning brutality and carnage into a day of initiation into the...
Tags: Tea, Europe, Washington Post, Wikipedia, America, Barack Obama, Independence, Austria, United States, Poland, Vietnam, Portland Oregon, American, Commentary, Independence Day, Trump


Your Weekend Justice #253: That’s Just Manilow and Stop It

document.createElement('audio'); http://traffic.libsyn.com/needcoffee/weekendjustice253.mp3 It’s Weekend Justice: the Internet’s #1 audio trainwreck…and we flop back into the past to fill in the time-jump gap. Eventually. Agenda: Stanley Cup talk, whatever that means Dieting 2016 and why it’s Tuffley’s fault Remembering Prince Widge sucks and should be destroyed Your Guns n’ Roses/ ACDC update Crisis on Infinite Beyonces WEJ v Batman v Superman Disney and Marvel theme parkage Universal Stu...
Tags: Music, Television, Movies, Beyonce, Podcasts, Weekend Justice, Doctor Who, Marvel, Superman, Walking Dead, Disney, Theme Parks, Batman, Hockey, Prince, Headsup


What British People in 1776 Really Thought of American Independence

"None can profit by the continuance of this war," one trade group noted
Tags: Photography, News, Holidays, Uncategorized, Independence Day, American Revolution, 1776, July 4


Fourth of July traditions in the US

At some point in 1776 , Thomas Jefferson probably turned to John Hancock and said, “You know, John, someday people will spend entire days drinking light beer, packing themselves into public parks, then trying to figure out how to use the bathroom once the fireworks start to celebrate this declaration!” This is pretty close to what happens when you attend one of the big, famous Independence Day fireworks shows in this great nation of ours. Although seeing fireworks over the National Mall in DC...
Tags: Travel, New York, Texas, Mississippi, Colorado, Washington, US, America, United States, Long Beach, Seaworld, Dallas, Ohio, National Mall, John, Nevada


Are You Defending Freedom? An Independence Day Reflection

Independence Day has come again.  For some, it is a day marked by joyous celebrations and expressions of gratitude for the freedoms we enjoy. For others, it is marked by rowdy gatherings of drunkenness, seemingly absent of any real patriotism.  In any case, it surely ought to be marked by reflection.  Reflection on just what it was that compelled the signers of the Declaration of Independence to put their very lives at stake by acting in grave defiance of the British Crown.  Reflection on our du...
Tags: Religion, Freedom, Christ, Independence Day, 4th Of July, Pope St John Paul II, Those Catholic Men


“Our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor”

This year, as the United States celebrates 242 years of independence, I cannot help but reflect upon the sort of country that the Second Continental Congress hoped to create and, more importantly, the sort of men they envisioned leading it. The men who declared independence were men of their time, as indeed was the author of the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson. Thus, Jefferson and his compatriots could not envision women, African-Americans, or Indians, among others, playing a role ...
Tags: Books, Politics, Featured, Congress, Virginia, US, America, History, United States, Constitution, Philadelphia, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Independence Day, Great Britain, Providence


This is How to Celebrate Independence Day with Bigelow Tea!

                                                                                                                               Image via @asthebunnyhops Whether you like to dress in your best red, white and blue, watch fireworks light up the sky, or grill and chill by the pool with a cold glass of iced tea, there’s no denying that the 4th of July is a very special holiday for Americans. This week, millions of people will honor Independence Day, a time when families celebrate their American heri...
Tags: Tea, Usa, America, United States, Va, Green Tea, Independence Day, Bigelow, USO, Made in the USA, Bigelow Tea, Ruth Campbell Bigelow, Charleston Tea Plantation, Iced Tea, Teaproudly, American Classic Tea


Independence Day in Niagara Falls

Independence Day is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4th 1776.  Today, Independence Day means family getaways, backyard bbq’s, and a whole lot of partying! It’s the optimal reason to get away, let loose and have fun! Just across the border from Niagara Falls, USA is the “Street of Fun by the Falls”, Clifton Hill in Niagara Falls, Canada.  With attractions, games, dining and entertainment, you are guaranteed to have a gr...
Tags: Travel, Things To Do, Canada, United States, Customs, Coca Cola, Falls, Independence Day, Niagara Falls, 4th Of July, Niagara, Lewiston Queenston Bridge, Margarita, Elizabeth Way, Rainbow Bridge, Niagara Region