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Independence Day

Happy Independence Day to all you Americans! And happy birthday to Paul Kwinn!

Why I Sometimes Wish I Lived In The U.S.

- Sidewalk magazine stands.

- Philly cheesesteaks, more interesting selection of chocolate bars than Canada.

- Mail service on Saturdays.

- They tend to get cool movie trailers sooner.

- They don't have to pay all kinds of customs duty tax on mail order items.

- Their money is worth more.

- More filk conventions. :-)

By the way, is there any special national holidays in the England? Australia? Other countries?

Today's Blatherpic:

- A childhood picture of my friend Luisa.

Feel free to suggest a daily poll question.

Today's Poll:

Did you do anything special to celebrate U.S. Independence Day?

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