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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 9:20 pm 
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One of the most pointless aspects of 4th of July, Independence Day, is all of the unecessary POLLUTION associated with it. What good do fireworks do besides provide pretty flashes for a couple of seconds? What about all of the balloons that add to the trash humans dump onto the Earth? I was at a family house, and we had PAPER plates, when we could have easily had normal plates, and plastic forks when we could have had metal forks.

The environmental problems with Independence Day is troubling to say the least.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 10:44 pm 
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It's worth it though, my history not to good but it's all too do with a French military victory if I remember correctly?


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 11:11 pm 
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spot1234 wrote:
It's worth it though, my history not to good but it's all too do with a French military victory if I remember correctly?


The ratification of the Declaration of Independence and the subsequent war of revolution where the French did play a significant role.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franco-American_alliance

The French celebration is 10 days later on the 14th.

http://www.infoplease.com/spot/99bastilleday.html

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 7:14 am 
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Snowy123 wrote:
Hey all,

One of the most pointless aspects of 4th of July, Independence Day, is all of the unecessary POLLUTION associated with it. What good do fireworks do besides provide pretty flashes for a couple of seconds? What about all of the balloons that add to the trash humans dump onto the Earth? I was at a family house, and we had PAPER plates, when we could have easily had normal plates, and plastic forks when we could have had metal forks.

The environmental problems with Independence Day is troubling to say the least.

In the great scheme of things I think it is a triviality.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 11:26 am 
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I think Snowy knows this, he's just being a bit impish, implying that environmentalists are the new antifun puritans.

The cheeky scamp. :mrgreen:


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