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Subject: Happy Birthday America
American Kafir    7/4/2003 7:40:07 AM
Every 4th of July in St. Louis, we have a big fair with beer, brats, free concerts, and air shows from Boeing and the USAF. This year, the Eads Bridge, a 129-year old architectural wonder that spans the Mississippi River is reopening to traffic in a ceremony today at the fair. Keeping in mind that St. Louis bridges were named as terror targets by none other than Khalid Sheikh Muhammad, and the fair is always crowded and hot (the high temp today is supposed to be 95 degrees F), I was a bit hesistant about going today. But then I decided I HAVE TO GO, because I'm a defiant American. Happy Birthday, America! Let's party!
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appleciderus    RE:Happy Birthday America   7/5/2003 5:50:27 PM
Hope you had a good time!
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American Kafir    RE:Happy Birthday America   7/6/2003 7:04:45 AM
I have a slight headache from drinking, my shoulders and neck are sunburned, and I got to see some of my favorite military aircraft put on one hell of a patriotic show. Was real good!
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ghostship    RE:Happy Birthday America   7/6/2003 7:28:19 AM
I went to a pretty cool art show called the Clayton art fest a few years back. It was pretty cool.
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appleciderus    RE:Happy Birthday America   7/6/2003 7:25:43 PM
You can't watch the airshow without getting the sunburn. I envy you the weekend, except maybe the headache. Was this a Blue Angel/Thunderbird type show? My USMC cousin tells me one of his best days was flying into Lambert on a commercial flight, and flying out in a new F-18.
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jean    RE:Happy Birthday America   7/7/2003 9:32:52 AM
saint louis was founded by the french in 1764. It was a commercial post with the indians, the sioux particulary. they should have passed away from ...
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appleciderus    Jean   7/7/2003 11:35:29 AM
Would you explain your comment please. I just don't understand what you're saying, especially in the context of this thread.
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American Kafir    RE:Happy Birthday America   7/8/2003 7:35:21 AM
Nah, not the Blue Angels or the Thunderbirds. Just the usual mix of everything from bi-plane gliders to B-17 bombers to Apache helicopters to Harriers to F-18s. Plus one of the largest fireworks displays in the country. The Harrier hovering a few feet over the Mississippi River is a sight to behold, and the Apaches are awesome because you never hear them coming (glad they weren't coming to shoot me!!!) It's a lot of fun.
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American Kafir    RE:Happy Birthday America   7/8/2003 7:42:16 AM
"saint louis was founded by the french in 1764. It was a commercial post with the indians, the sioux particulary. they should have passed away from ..." St. Louis was founded by the French, but this town is like Paris in 1940... full of Germans. Some of the French-ness is still around (in street names) but like true Americans, we pronounce them as they are spelled (example: Gravois Road = Grah-voys, not Grav-wah).
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Thomas    RE:Happy Birthday America   7/8/2003 9:24:26 AM
A late congratulation. It is very little known, that there are official celebrations of the 4th of July in Denmark - of the USA independence. A democratic senator was the main speaker at Rebild with our foreign secretary - Royal attendence of course.
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appleciderus    Thomas..   7/8/2003 11:10:47 PM
I think the 4th of July celebration in Denmark has been going on for a long time. According to my grandchildren, I am an old man, but I remember being taught in grade school of the 4th of July celebration in Denmark. Perhaps more Americans know of this than you know.
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