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PaulC
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“So”, I said to my daughter, First Class Honours, straight As in every school subject, “it’s Independence Day in the US today.”

“Oh”, says she. “Who did they get their independence from?”


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Just goes to prove the old adage that eduction doesn't make you smarter or as Oscar Wilde put it.....
........it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.


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“So”, I said to my daughter, First Class Honours, straight As in every school subject, “it’s Independence Day in the US today.”

“Oh”, says she. “Who did they get their independence from?”


How come she didn't know?

Many Americans I've met know the whole world knows all about it and celebrates their independence day, on July the Fourth, by putting out American flags and a big party.


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Re: [TroubleAtMill] Fourh of July or Reply Privately



''How come she didn't know?''

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Yes amazing. One of mine texted to say enjoy the fireworks, they finally stopped at about 01-00.

Shan't bore you with their academic achievements.

Bad thing though was that the pubs closed early some at 17-00 (IF open) , managed to stay till closing (21-30) at Church Brew Works pub until mates picked me up after the game at Riverhounds.



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Re: [dottirofhod] Fourh of July or Reply Privately

I thought we celebrated it because of Will Smith defeating the aliens?


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Re: [007Dale] Fourh of July or Reply Privately

Donald Trump explaining how the Revolutionary Army took over airports in 1775.

https://twitter.com/...147093611548672?s=19


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Re: [TroubleAtMill] Fourh of July or Reply Privately

A few years back we were in Key West on 4 July, and we watched the fireworks from our hotel’s rooftop bar.

While there, some youngish Americans asked us where we were from. When we told them we were from the UK they replied:

“Oh wow, and when is your independence day?”

I was tempted to reply that it was the day we got rid of the US, but thought better of it.




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Re: [Steveb] Fourh of July or Reply Privately

Referring to it as Traitors Day doesn't go down well. Though they never seem quite sure why.


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Re: [paulh66] Fourh of July or Reply Privately

My wife describes 04 July as independence day, but only because our eldest kids were both born on that day and she no longer had to carry them around inside her.


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Re: [PaulC] Fourh of July or Reply Privately

I wouldn't be too hard on her Paul, it's amazing how patchy is general knowledge/teachng of even recent major historical events, even amongst so-called experts.

A couple of months ago "BBC History" magazine brought together four historians, specialising in modern British history, to discuss Margaret Thatcher's Premiership. Reading through their analysis I was amazed to find that none of the four made any mention of North Sea Oil Revenues which raised £166 billion in taxes between 1981 and 1990.

This windfall was an enormous boost to the Thatcher Government finances but apparently not worth commenting on by historians of the period.

https://www.scotsman.com/...00-billion-1-4718376

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I wouldn't be too hard on her Paul, it's amazing how patchy is general knowledge/teachng of even recent major historical events, even amongst so-called experts.

A couple of months ago "BBC History" magazine brought together four historians, specialising in modern British history, to discuss Margaret Thatcher's Premiership. Reading through their analysis I was amazed to find that none of the four made any mention of North Sea Oil Revenues which raised £166 billion in taxes between 1981 and 1990.

This windfall was an enormous boost to the Thatcher Government finances but apparently not worth commenting on by historians of the period.

https://www.scotsman.com/...00-billion-1-4718376

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Yes, Scotland's oil funded Thatcher's army of unemployed.

Meanwhile Norway....


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“So”, I said to my daughter, First Class Honours, straight As in every school subject, “it’s Independence Day in the US today.”

“Oh”, says she. “Who did they get their independence from?”


How come she didn't know?

I blame the parents.