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Whats you people doing on this US Independence Day?

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1. Posted by Davidgaffer (First Time Poster, 1 posts) 3 Jul '13 11:53

Anything you planned for tomorrow (Independence Day)? Have no plan yet, just want some suggestion.

2. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru, 3533 posts) 3 Jul '13 17:06

I am hosting 65 for bar-be-que at our clubhouse. Annual tradition. Then there are free fireworks displays at several of our Casinos.

3. Posted by Calcruzer (Moderator, 1863 posts) 4 Jul '13 09:57

Today--take it easy in the morning, 4th of July parade at noon, attend BBQ this afternoon, fireworks display at the local park this evening

Tomorrow--Beach day, free concerts (by the Tubes) in the evening at the local Boardwalk
http://www.beachboardwalk.com/concerts/

Saturday--farmers market in the morning, going to a local, beautiful winery in the mountains (of which I am a member) with friends in the afternoon.

Sunday--going to Carmel-by-the-Sea with my wife and our dogs. Will let them run a bit on the dog-friendly local beach, and then we'll doing a bit of browsing/shopping around town.

Hope everyone else enjoys the long 4th of July weekend

4. Posted by Sander (Moderator, 4381 posts) 4 Jul '13 10:19

Protesting the horrific and flagrant disregard for the 4th amendment (and basic human rights) by the NSA? Anyone?

5. Posted by Calcruzer (Moderator, 1863 posts) 4 Jul '13 23:49

Ha, Ha

Good one, Sander.

I like Daniel Ellsberg's take on the NSA flap:

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/ellsberg-snowden-nsa-leak-pentagon-papers-142811185.html

6. Posted by Calcruzer (Moderator, 1863 posts) 7 Jul '13 08:14

As this is a travel site, not a political site, I suppose I should provide a more balanced point of view on this subject than just my own (and Sander's):

http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2013/07/is_edward_snowden_losing_support_among_the_american_public.html

People are free to read the comments (pro and con) at the end of the article and form their own opinion on the subject.

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