***Fireworks for the 4th***=====

'For whom, it suddenly occurred to him to wonder, was he writing this diary? For the future, for the unborn. His mind hovered for a moment round the doubtful date on the page, and then fetched up with a bump against the Newspeak word doublethink. For the first time the magnitude of what he had undertaken came home to him. How could you communicate with the future?" George Orwell "1984"

The 4th of July is my favorite holiday because it commemorates our Liberty. Part of the ceremony has been a fireworks display. I don't know what the "Newspeak" people are telling the kids these days but when I was growing up they told me it was to remind us of the sounds of the guns.

Recent news articles
(full story here)

discuss the lack of funding in some cases for fireworks for the 4th. I know they are doing their best.

I wonder how many fireworks could be purchased to remind Americans of the sounds that secured their freedom if we could drop one fewer of these this year?:

"(AP) U.S. missiles struck a training facility operated by Pakistani Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud and a militant communication center Friday, killing 17 people and wounding 27 others, intelligence officials said. " (dated July 3, 2009)
full story here.

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