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And while he didn't break his record of 74, Joey Chestnut won the annual 4th of July Nathan's Hot Dog eating contest at Coney Island with 71 dogs and buns.
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(07-04-2019 01:54 PM)UofMark Wrote:  And while he didn't break his record of 74, Joey Chestnut won the annual 4th of July Nathan's Hot Dog eating contest at Coney Island with 71 dogs and buns.
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A friend sent me this:

Have you ever wondered what happened to the 56 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 56 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;


all were men of means, well educated, but they signed the Declaration of Independence knowing full well that the penalty would be death if they were 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 McKeam 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 13 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.



So, take a few minutes while enjoying your 4th of July holiday and silently thank these patriots. It's not much to ask for the price they paid.



Remember: freedom is never free!


It's time we get the word out that patriotism is NOT a sin, and the Fourth of July has more to it than beer, picnics, and baseball games.
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(07-04-2019 04:40 PM)covingtontiger Wrote:  A friend sent me this:

Have you ever wondered what happened to the 56 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 56 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;


all were men of means, well educated, but they signed the Declaration of Independence knowing full well that the penalty would be death if they were 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 McKeam 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 13 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.



So, take a few minutes while enjoying your 4th of July holiday and silently thank these patriots. It's not much to ask for the price they paid.



Remember: freedom is never free!


It's time we get the word out that patriotism is NOT a sin, and the Fourth of July has more to it than beer, picnics, and baseball games.


This! Many have paid and continue to pay the ultimate sacrifice. Also the thousands of widows and kids who have lost their fathers , husbands serving for this country. To them, and to all, God Bless America
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(07-04-2019 04:40 PM)covingtontiger Wrote:  A friend sent me this:

Have you ever wondered what happened to the 56 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 56 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;


all were men of means, well educated, but they signed the Declaration of Independence knowing full well that the penalty would be death if they were 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 McKeam 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 13 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.



So, take a few minutes while enjoying your 4th of July holiday and silently thank these patriots. It's not much to ask for the price they paid.



Remember: freedom is never free!


It's time we get the word out that patriotism is NOT a sin, and the Fourth of July has more to it than beer, picnics, and baseball games.

Thanks Covington Tiger

Great lesson in History

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God Bless America!!
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God Bless America....

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/the-price-they-paid/

I believe the signers took great risks, where wise patriotic men, and they had a vision of what this country could be and they knew they needed to lay a foundation that later generations could build on. Fundamental to their value systems was a belief in higher authority and above all they needed to be reasonable; all had well traveled lives, that made them value fairness.

But! I think the internet takes the natural 'yarn spinning' of most good story-tellers and makes them straight up lying sacks of pig s*&^.

More debunking info on the Price They Paid essay;https://www.connecticutsar.org/the-price-they-paid/
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(07-05-2019 09:49 AM)ImaTiger Wrote:  God Bless America....

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/the-price-they-paid/

I believe the signers took great risks, where wise patriotic men, and they had a vision of what this country could be and they knew they needed to lay a foundation that later generations could build on. Fundamental to their value systems was a belief in higher authority and above all they needed to be reasonable; all had well traveled lives, that made them value fairness.

But! I think the internet takes the natural 'yarn spinning' of most good story-tellers and makes them straight up lying sacks of pig s*&^.

More debunking info on the Price They Paid essay;https://www.connecticutsar.org/the-price-they-paid/

I love our country more than any other country, and I admire to the utmost the signers/writers of our constitution. They were a different breed of men, imo. lol

But just like you hinted.......................most of that stuff in the OP is unsubstantiated, or interpreted to create maximum drama, or even exaggerated to the point of falsehood.

This link you posted looks at the statements made in the OP ---oops not the OP ...just a post in the thread. lol. My humble apologies to the OP.


https://www.connecticutsar.org/the-price-they-paid/

Bottom line, folks. Our country's forefathers were incredible in the strictest sense of the word. Exaggeration is not needed when it comes to their deeds. It lessens the value of what they did. lol at least imo.

04-rock Go Forefathers Go!
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(07-05-2019 03:50 PM)snowtiger Wrote:  Bottom line, folks. Our country's forefathers were incredible in the strictest sense of the word. Exaggeration is not needed when it comes to their deeds. It lessens the value of what they did.

I obviously agree and that is the best way to say that. Thank you.
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(07-04-2019 05:06 PM)TigerNationStandUp Wrote:  
(07-04-2019 04:40 PM)covingtontiger Wrote:  A friend sent me this:

Have you ever wondered what happened to the 56 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 56 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;


all were men of means, well educated, but they signed the Declaration of Independence knowing full well that the penalty would be death if they were 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 McKeam 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 13 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.



So, take a few minutes while enjoying your 4th of July holiday and silently thank these patriots. It's not much to ask for the price they paid.



Remember: freedom is never free!


It's time we get the word out that patriotism is NOT a sin, and the Fourth of July has more to it than beer, picnics, and baseball games.


This! Many have paid and continue to pay the ultimate sacrifice. Also the thousands of widows and kids who have lost their fathers , husbands serving for this country. To them, and to all, God Bless America

Quick. Somebody tell that p.o.s. Kapernick. Or don't bother, he doesn't care he just wants the attention and the fat paycheck from Nike.
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(07-06-2019 09:48 AM)bluebacker Wrote:  Quick. Somebody tell that p.o.s. Kapernick. Or don't bother, he doesn't care he just wants the attention and the fat paycheck from Nike.

The inaccuracies in the article are so rampant it borders on flat out lying... I'd rather no one read it. It has no positive value.
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(07-05-2019 09:49 AM)ImaTiger Wrote:  God Bless America....

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/the-price-they-paid/

I believe the signers took great risks, where wise patriotic men, and they had a vision of what this country could be and they knew they needed to lay a foundation that later generations could build on. Fundamental to their value systems was a belief in higher authority and above all they needed to be reasonable; all had well traveled lives, that made them value fairness.

But! I think the internet takes the natural 'yarn spinning' of most good story-tellers and makes them straight up lying sacks of pig s*&^.

First off I used to respect snopes as 100% until I heard the are extremely left focused. They should be non-non-political.

So I read the entire link above. Apparently most of what is stated is true according to snopes. Appears to be some exaggerations typical of historic figures but I didn't really see the "lyin sacks of pig s*&^."

Odd side of the fight you are on.
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(07-06-2019 03:28 PM)Hernando Hills Tiger Wrote:  First off I used to respect snopes as 100% until I heard the are extremely left focused. They should be non-non-political.

Totally Agree. Knowing snopes was left leaning I cited 2 sources. I found many that refute the stretching of the facts in the essay.

These guys https://www.connecticutsar.org/the-price-they-paid/ agree and point out that no signer of the Declaration of Independence was killed out right by the British because they signed.


(07-06-2019 03:28 PM)Hernando Hills Tiger Wrote:  So I read the entire link above. Apparently most of what is stated is true according to snopes. Appears to be some exaggerations typical of historic figures but I didn't really see the "lyin sacks of pig s*&^."

Odd side of the fight you are on.

I don't read that the essay is accurate from any review. But I'll not respond further. I just see so many of these gross misrepresentations and I don't get it; we should refute all forms of propaganda.
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