Jeremy's 4th of July Giveaway

jeremyrx

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Jeremy's 4th of July Giveaway

EDIT: Thanks for playing along guys it was fun!

Winners are: nicro tower, dem9od and worstnameever. Congratulations guys!


Thanks to Spiffy for giving me the green light for this!

This isn't a huge giveaway and is aimed at those with more modest wealth since many items are helpful for twinking, however there is some decent stuff as well. Mostly these were things I haven't used or touched in more than a month and it's time to pass them on.

There will be one grand prize winner who gets the account and password info for the items. And two runner ups who will get something of value, but I'm not sure what just now. The winner will be chosen at random using a number generator. Your number is assigned to the order in which you stated your interest in being entered into the giveaway.

To express your interest in being entered you have to tell us just one interesting, uncommon, odd or whacky 4th of July fact or statistic you either know or found.

Good luck to all who enter and everyone have a great and safe holiday weekend! :balloons:


Oh and the list of items that are being given away can be seen by clicking on the spoiler tag below.

stone of jordan
cold gc w/21 life
duriels - 190ed
verdungo - 36vit/13dr/10rep/121ed
chancies - 36mf
treks - 14/14
3os troll nest
3os bone visage
marrowalk - 2sm/17str
gores - 189ed
sigons belt
rare ring - 85ar/5ml/9energy/[email protected]
tearhaunch
rare circlet - 2fire/27str/dr7
djinn slayer
ik boots
the diggler
nagel - 26mf
carrion wind
2x 5os eth cryptic axe
4os sycthe
gris armor - 949def
que hagans
lidless
string of ears
the atlantean
blackbog's sharp
umes lament
rare amulet - 2nsummon/29str/13cr/26pr/9mf
frostburns
rising sun
rare ring - 7ll/3max/72mana/10fr/8mf
undead crown
sanders gloves
razors edge
razorswitch

Shameless plug for my ISO thread here: http://diablo.incgamers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=772385
 
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GIJoeWWW

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Re: Jeremy's 4th of July Giveaway

Both Thomas Jefferson and John Adams died on Independence Day, July 4, 1826.
 

Sir Enigma

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Re: Jeremy's 4th of July Giveaway

Apparently, on the 4th of July, Americans consume enough hot dogs to stretch from Washington DC to LA five times over.
Please sign me up, and thanks!
 

mwad

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Re: Jeremy's 4th of July Giveaway

Congress actually voted for independence on July 2nd, although the document was not ready until the 4th of July. Of this John Adams wrote: "The Second Day of July 1776, will be the most memorable Epocha in the History of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival."

*mwad
 

worstnameever

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Re: Jeremy's 4th of July Giveaway

Yankee Doodle, the patriotic song was originally sung by British military officers to mock the disheveled and disorganized American colonists who fought alongside them during the French and Indian Wars.
 

oddownage

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Re: Jeremy's 4th of July Giveaway

The American Pyrotechnics Association (APA) estimates that more than 14,000 fireworks displays light up U.S. skies each 4th of July.
 

magnusthescott

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Re: Jeremy's 4th of July Giveaway

heres my 2c
The Declaration of Independence was written on hemp paper.

*scraeling

EDIT: heres something to think about


Have you ever wondered what happened to the fifty six men who signed the Declaration of Independence? Five signers were captured by the British as traitors, and tortured before they died. Twelve had their homes ransacked and burned. Two lost their sons serving in the Revolutionary Army; another had two sons captured. Nine of the fixty six fought and died from wounds or hardships of the Revolutionary War. They signed and they pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor.
What kind of men were they?

Twenty four were lawyers and jurists. Eleven were merchants, nine were farmers and large plantation owners; men of means, well educated. But they signed the Declaration of Independence knowing full well death would be the cost if captured. Carter Braxton of Virginia, a wealthy planter and trader, saw his ships swept from the seas by the British Navy. He sold his home and properties to pay his debts, and died in rags.

Thomas McKean was so hounded by the British that he was forced to move his family almost constantly. He served in the Congress without pay, and his family was kept in hiding. His possessions were taken from him, and poverty was his reward.

Vandals or soldiers looted the properties of Dillery, Hall, Clymer, Walton, Gwinnett, Heyward, Ruttledge, and Middleton.

At the battle of Yorktown, Thomas Nelson Jr. noted that the British General Cornwallis had taken over the Nelson home for his headquarters. He quietly urged General George Washington to open fire. The home was destroyed, and Nelson died bankrupt.

Francis Lewis had his home and properties destroyed. The enemy jailed his wife, and she died within a few months.

John Hart was driven from his wife's bedside as she was dying. Their thirteen children fled for their lives. His fields and his gristmill were laid to waste. For more than a year he lived in forests and caves, returning home to find his wife dead and his children vanished. A few weeks later he died from exhaustion and a broken heart.

Norris and Livingston suffered similar fates.

Such were the stories and sacrifices of the American Revolution. These were not wild-eyed, rabble-rousing ruffians. They were soft-spoken men of means and education.

They had security, but they valued liberty more. Standing tall, straight, and unwavering, they pledged: "For the support of this declaration, with firm reliance on the protection of divine providence, we mutually pledge to each other, our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor."

They gave you and me a free and independent America. The history books never told you a lot about what happened in the Revolutionary War. We didn't fight just the British. We were British subjects at that time and we fought our own government!

Some of us take these liberties so much for granted, but we shouldn't. So, take a few minutes this year while enjoying your 4th of July holiday and silently thank these patriots. It's not much to ask for the price they paid.
 
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Phytolith

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Re: Jeremy's 4th of July Giveaway

The Star-Spangled Banner is set to the tune of The Anacreontic Song, a drinking tune. The song (also known as "To Anacreon in Heaven") invokes the Greek lyric poet as a patron of music and revelry.

*89jericho
 
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PowerSerj

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Re: Jeremy's 4th of July Giveaway

Iron Maiden plays at the Ottawa Bluesfest in 2 days. I think that calls for some altruism.

*PoweSerj
 

Kalian

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Re: Jeremy's 4th of July Giveaway

The chance that the hot dogs and pork sausages consumed on the Fourth of July originated in Iowa is better than 1 in 4. Iowa was home to 18.9 million hogs and pigs on March 1, 2010. This represents more than one-fourth of the nation's total. North Carolina (9.1 million) and Minnesota (7.2 million) were the runners-up.

As a North Carolinian... we have some catching up to do! Thanks for doing this, jeremyrx!
 

Abakus

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Re: Jeremy's 4th of July Giveaway

US people spend like 3.5 billions per year to buy 4th of July flags and stuff from CHINA to celebrate.
 

NrAlex

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Re: Jeremy's 4th of July Giveaway

Over an estimated 150 million hot dogs will be consumed today. That's roughly 1 dog for every two people in the U.S.

In 2009 the total amount of imported us flags was 3 million, 2.5 five of that belonged to china. Along with that 217 million dollars worth of fireworks are imported, 209 million come from china. Seems kind of odd that on independence day we important quite a bit from china.
 
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eohano

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Re: Jeremy's 4th of July Giveaway

Fireworks were used to celebrate the first anniversary of the signing of the Declaration - BEFORE the revolutionary war was even over.

*hjtamvla
 
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Bumwine

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Re: Jeremy's 4th of July Giveaway

The 4th of July has NOT been an "official" holiday from the very beginning, in fact:

In 1870, the U.S. Congress made Independence Day an unpaid holiday for federal employees.

In 1938, Congress changed Independence Day to a paid federal holiday.

(Woo-hoo!) :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
 

Gloken

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Re: Jeremy's 4th of July Giveaway

The names of the signers of the Declaration of Independence were withheld from the public for more than six months to protect the signers. If independence had not been achieved, the treasonable act of the signers would have, by law, resulted in their deaths.
 

coolmandude

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Re: Jeremy's 4th of July Giveaway

It was originally called “Unanimous Declaration.”
The term Declaration of Independence is actually a rewording of the original “Unanimous Declaration” of the 13 colonies in North America when they declared themselves free from the rule of the English King
 
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king dilhan

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Re: Jeremy's 4th of July Giveaway

John Hancock was the only person to actually sign the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. The other 55 signers did not sign it until August 2nd or even later.
 

OmniCide

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Re: Jeremy's 4th of July Giveaway

Over $211 million has been spent on the importation of fireworks from China.

from CHINA.... it's something to think about, wouldn't u guys say?
 
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