Happy Independence Day!!! (Open Thread)

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John Adams wrote to his wife, Abigail, with regard to Independence Day:

I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival. It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more.

450px-Fireworks-27527-1 - CopyJohn Adams continued:

You will think me transported with Enthusiasm but I am not. — I am well aware of the Toil and Blood and Treasure, that it will cost Us to maintain this Declaration, and support and defend these States. — Yet through all the Gloom I can see the Rays of ravishing Light and Glory. I can see that the End is more than worth all the Means. And that Posterity will tryumph in that Days Transaction, even altho We should rue it, which I trust in God We shall not.

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Declaration of Independence. Click twice to enlarge.

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Let us not ever forget those who down through the decades have offered up their “toil” and sacrificed their “blood” and “treasure” to “support and defend these States” so that “posterity may tryumph.”

God bless our fallen, our veterans, and our troops.  God bless the United States of America.

CELEBRATE!!!

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We here at WTPOTUS wish you a safe and happy Fourth of July.  Eat, drink, and be merry. 

 

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Happy Birthday to our Beloved Country!!!!

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143 responses to “Happy Independence Day!!! (Open Thread)

  1. Gordo, I ran across this and I don’t know WHEN it was created, nor do I remember if we ever saw it before, but it’s USA Today apparently “debunking” the “nine layers” theory proving Barry’s LFCOLB is bogus. This “expert” talks about the difference between a consumer-grade scanner, HIS “industrial scanner” (which conveniently scanned a BC with 40 layers!), and what he says is “how a computer scans.” I don’t know his point, because who would believe that the WH has or Perkins-Coie has or the HDOH has an “industrial scanner”, whatever that is, versus an ordinary old scanner. I listened to this guy twice and I still can’t tell whether or not he’s saying that he “could make a case” when looking “at the pixel level” that Barry’s document was tampered with. But he does say that the 9 layers alone aren’t dispositive. I guess I’m asking for an opinion whether or not he knows what he’s talking about. I see NO REASON why any “industrial scanner” versus any other kind of scanner would just up and create 40 layers (or 9) instead of one. It’s also mighty convenient that his employee just happened to have his own BC on hand. I wonder if he bothered to look at the layer that came in at a 90 degree angle? Guess not! http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/video/computer-expert-examines-arpaio-birther-documents/1484305946001

    • It’s just another effort to discredit the Arpaio investigation results. The LFBC was assembled/constructed in a computer. It’s not a scan of a piece of paper.

      Confusion is Obama’s friend.
      ===============
      Found this at FR:

      http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2861718/posts?page=13#13

      March 21, 2012

      “To: hope

      Ken Colburn, Arizona computer expert. Anyone here heard of him?

      1. I accidentally found his recent Arizona tv interview on the internet.

      2. He seem to question the sheriff’s claim that Obama’s long form birth certificate is a fake.

      3. He talked about how an employee at his company used his own Arizona birth certificate to run through the company’s special scanner-—it supposedly is much better than consumer type scanners that the sheriff might have used, according to Colburn-—and the employee discovered that his original birth certificate showed at least 40 layers.

      4. Colburn’s point seems to be: If the sheriff was pointing to the fact that Obama’s long form birth certificate had many layers in order to prove that it was a fake, then the sheriff could be wrong, because his employee’s original certificate-—it is displayed during the tv interview-—also showed many layers-—at least 40-—when it was scanned.

      5. I’m no scanner or computer expert, so if someone here could explain where Colburn is wrong or right, please let me know. Thanks.

      13 posted on 3/21/2012 2:13:38 AM by john mirse

      To: john mirse

      It’s not just the layers, it’s the manipulation.”

      • ^^^^^^^^^^
        14 posted on 3/21/2012 2:23:51 AM by MarkeyD “

      • TY, Gordo. I figured if anybody knew, it would be you. You can see the interview at that link I gave. I didn’t know this was from a year ago last March. I was searching to see if anything new happened lately, so I restricted to “last 24 hours”. Wouldn’t you know, their bogus search engines turned up a story over a year old! This guy is in Maricopa Co, so that must be why some TV news actually “covered” the story, if only to obfuscate and evade the real problems pointed out by the CCP.

      • Reed Hayes:

        “… based on my observations and findings, it is clear that the Certificate of Live Birth I examined is not a scan of an original paper birth certificate, but a digitally manufactured document created by utilizing material from various sources,” writes Mr. Hayes.”

        https://wtpotus.wordpress.com/2013/07/04/happy-independence-day-open-thread-3/comment-page-2/#comment-117943

  2. Is the Doctor in???? & so it goes… it’s 2013… Ken’s a wine lover …
    golf & travel nut. I think it’s very possible. all we need is a brain…

    http://www.linkedin.com/in/thedatadoc

  3. Who is this woman, do you think?
    larger

    If you can’t guess and must know, click here.

  4. Yeah, this would work for you if you lied under oath to Congress: http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/07/02/james-clapper-apologizes-for-lying-to-congress-about-nsa-surveillance-clearly-erroneous/

    James Clapper Apologizes for Lying to Congress About NSA Surveillance: ‘Clearly Erroneous’

    Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has apologized for telling Congress earlier this year that the National Security Agency does not collect data on millions of Americans, a response he now says was “clearly erroneous.”

    Clapper apologized in a letter to Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein. His agency posted the letter Tuesday on its website. …

    In his letter to Feinstein, Clapper wrote that he was thinking about whether the NSA gathered the content of emails, rather than the metadata of the phone records – the record of calls to and from U.S. citizens and the length of those phone calls.

    I realized later Sen. Wyden was asking about … metadata collection, rather than content collection,” Clapper wrote. “Thus, my response was clearly erroneous, for which I apologize.” …”

    All together now: “YEAH, THAT’S THE TICKET.”

  5. http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2013/07/07/teresa-heinz-kerry-taken-nantucket-hospital-with-unspecified-medical-condition/UNj3fJBvN1XIhtCiA4n2eO/story.html

    Teresa Heinz Kerry taken to Nantucket hospital

    Teresa Heinz Kerry, wife of US Secretary of State John F. Kerry, is in critical but stable condition at Nantucket Cottage Hospital, a hospital spokesman said.

    Heinz Kerry, 74, was stricken with an unspecified medical condition this afternoon while at the family’s vacation home on the island, according to a person close to the family, who asked not to be named. Her husband was at the home at the time, the person said.

    An ambulance was seen leaving the home on Hulbert Avenue at about 4 p.m., the person said.

    Noah Brown, public information officer for Nantucket Cottage Hospital, said Heinz Kerry arrived at the hospital this afternoon but he could not disclose the nature of her illness.

    “She was brought in, in critical but stable condition, and that is currently how … her condition still remains,” Brown said shortly after 5:30 p.m. “At this point, we are determining the next phase of her care, be that either in our facility on the island, or on the mainland.”

    Brown was unable to say whether the secretary of state or other family members were at Heinz Kerry’s side. …”

    • Papoose, I just found that story at Gateway Pundit, too. He has video: http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/07/video-security-cameras-catch-break-in-at-whistleblowers-law-firm/

      “… The offices of a Dallas law firm representing a high-profile State Department whistleblower were broken into last weekend. Burglars stole three computers and broke into the firm’s file cabinets. But silver bars, video equipment and other valuables were left untouched, according to local Fox affiliate KDFW, which aired security camera footage of the suspected burglars entering and leaving the offices around the time of the incident.

      The firm Schulman & Mathias represents Aurelia Fedenisn, a former investigator at the State Department’s Office of the Inspector General. In recent weeks, she raised a slew of explosive allegations against the department and its contractors ranging from illicit drug use, soliciting sexual favors from minors and prostitutesand sexual harassment. …

      The State Department, which has repeatedly disputed Fedenisn’s allegations, denied any involvement in the incident. “Any allegation that the Department of State authorized someone to break into Mr. Schulman’s law firm is false and baseless,” spokeswoman Jen Psaki said.

      After assessing the surveillance footage, Schulman said he believed the motivations were likely political, but did not suspect department involvement. “It wasn’t professional enough,” he said. “It is possible that an Obama or Hillary supporter feels that I am unfairly going after them. And the timing of this is right after several weeks of very public media attention so it seems to me most likely that the information sought is related to that case. I don’t know for sure and I want the police to do their work.” …”

      It IS their M.O.

      Look like Obama supporters to me. I mean, what are the odds? Over 95%? They are SO BUSTED. Somebody will recognize them.

  6. July 8, 2013

    “Watch It Now: Dreams From My Real Father; Joel Gilbert Talks IRS-Gate & Stolen Election”

    http://obamareleaseyourrecords.blogspot.com/2013/07/watch-it-now-dreams-from-my-real-father.html
    ===============
    “Dreams From My Real Father”

    Duration: 95 min
    Release Date: July 24, 2012

    http://www.solarmovie.so/watch-dreams-from-my-real-father-2012.html

    [A FREE account has to be created – I didn’t create one.]

  7. July 8, 2013

    “MIKE ZULLO IS IN WASHINGTON DC TODAY – High level multiple meetings on Capitol Hill!”

    “PPSIMMONS News and Ministry can now reveal that Mike Zullo is in Washington D.C. today, Monday July 8, to meet with several high-ranking VIPS on Capitol Hill about the Sheriff Arpaio Obama Fraud case.

    These latest meetings were asked for and arranged by the VIPS. Zullo will be answering all their questions and presenting the entire criminal case for their review. …

    Mike Zullo, in an exclusive PPSIMMONS News interview said, “Sheriff Arpaio is now pulling out all the stops. We are contacting and meeting with as many people as possible who can make a congressional investigation happen. We possess hard, irrefutable evidence of serious crimes being committed in, by, and around the White House in regards to the identity of Barack Obama. It is time for this evidence to be seen and heard in the proper venues where real results can come to fruition.”

    4. We have also said that if in the final analysis, nothing is officially done by Congress – that we will eventually release EVERYTHING we have and know about this case. It will be released to the world in several big ways. Once the world sees what we know and then realize the very important people knew about it as well and then refused to act – it may blow the thing wide open – by the demand of We The People. We would much prefer that it be handled in an appropriate congressional manner – but if not, then we will do what we have to do. This is not going away – no matter how much the opposition wishes for it to go away.”

    http://ppsimmons.blogspot.com/2013/07/mike-zullo-hits-washington-dc-again.html

  8. July 8, 2013

    “Sheriff Joe Obama ID Fraud Investigator Updates Case From Washington DC”

    http://obamareleaseyourrecords.blogspot.com/2013/07/audio-update-sheriff-joe-obama-id-fraud.html

  9. A Flash Back ….FROM the PAST!!! I remember that DAY!!!! Do U?
    The 2009 Nobel PISS’ Prize …. WHAT A JOKE IT WAS on AMERICAN’S
    was awarded to U.S. USURPER Barack O~ for his extraordinary con JOB… 2 strengthen International Diplomacy & cooperation between Peoples. The Norwegian Nobel Committee….WTF!!!! …. announced the
    award on October 9, 2009, citing Obama’s promotion of nuclear nonproliferation & a “new climate”…..straight from HELL in international
    relations fostered by Obama, “especially in reaching out to the……….. Muslim world” ………… o bama o bama o bama….O …no
    The Nobel PISS Prize Committee’s decision drew Mixed Reactions …
    like… O MY GOD!!!! …WTF????? I can’t believe IT!!!……
    from US commentators & editorial writers across the political spectrum while the response from U.S. allies was generally positive. O…REALLY?
    O~ accepted the PISS prize in Oslo on December 10, 2009. In a 36-minute speech, he discussed the tensions between war & peace & the
    idea of a “just war”. ….& I think Joel Gilbert seems 2 know different???

    YES… this is NOT going AWAY… GORDO … the above Videos….
    are BREATH TAKING…. YES, they take on a new meaning…. of
    more will be revealed…. shakin’ in their summer thongs…. oh my!

    • I love the way you put things, Zenway! Thanks for the smiles. 🙂

    • You are too funny, Zenway!

      USURPATION!… USURPATION! … <<<<<< USURPATION!

      YES… this is NOT going AWAY… GORDO … the above Videos….
      are BREATH TAKING…. YES, they take on a new meaning…. of
      more will be revealed…. shakin’ in their summer thongs…. oh my!

      i dig your style!

  10. July 8, 2013

    Grace Vuoto:

    “Forensic findings on Obama’s long-form birth certificate: Forgery!”

    “”We have obtained an affidavit from a certified document analyzer, Reed Hayes, that states the document is a 100 percent forgery, no doubt about it,” said Cold Case Posse Lead Investigator Lt. Mike Zullo in an exclusive interview with WorldTribune.

    This is a key development, asserts Lt. Zullo, because Mr. Hayes is a certified handwriting analyst and forensic document examiner who worked repeatedly for Perkins Coie, a reputable law firm, and was deemed a dependable professional in their legal cases. Moreover, Perkins Coie has defended Mr. Obama in his legal jousts on the birth certificate matter over the past five years.

    “Mr. Obama’s operatives cannot discredit him,” said Lt. Zullo. “Mr. Hayes has been used as the firm’s reliable expert. The very firm the president is using to defend him on the birth certificate case has used Mr. Hayes in their cases.” In addition, Mr. Hayes is a Democrat whose business is based in Hawaii. He cannot easily be accused of having a political axe to grind in this matter, explains Lt. Zullo.

    Mr. Hayes initially agreed to simply take a cursory look at the document. Yet, within one hour, he called Lt. Zullo. “There is something wrong with this,” said Mr. Hayes.

    A few weeks later, the expert, who has over 20 years of experience and has authored five books on his craft, presented a detailed 40-page report with a stark assessment: “…based on my observations and findings, it is clear that the Certificate of Live Birth I examined is not a scan of an original paper birth certificate, but a digitally manufactured document created by utilizing material from various sources,” writes Mr. Hayes. …

    The report by Mr. Hayes is now an affidavit that belongs to the Cold Case Posse and cannot be retracted, regardless of any political or social pressure he encounters, explains Lt. Zullo.

    As a precaution against others misusing or manipulating Mr. Hayes’s report, Lt. Zullo has copyrighted it.”

    http://ppsimmons.blogspot.com/2013/07/forensic-findings-on-obamas-long-form.html

    • Dr. Vuoto has written for World Tribune, Reflections, The Washington Times, Insight on the News, Human Events, The Ripon Forum, World and I and The Journal of Canadian History. Her articles have been featured on The Drudge Report, ABC News, Real Clear Politics, Real Clear World, USA Today and Yahoo.

      She is a regular guest on The Savage Nation, The Kuhner Report, The Rusty Humphries Show, Freedom Fridays with Carl Gallups, Carl Lamm and Friends, The Drew Mariani Show and Wake Up Monterey with Mark Carbonaro.

  11. Rafael Cruz defines Hope & Change

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