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Message 1387515 - Posted: 4 Jul 2013, 6:27:58 UTC
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Happy Fourth of July to all the Americans of the SETI@home project !

[Twenty Four 009] Independence Day Crunch

{BDC} Thomas DUPONT, Founder of team BRIGADE DU COSMOS
Ninth edition of the serie of challenges between teams [Twenty Four] issued by the french team "BRIGADE DU COSMOS". [Twenty Four] serie of challenges aims to celebrate important dates in the history of our world (yesterday and today). 24 hours of intense crunch tribute to our history ! This month, we celebrate an event that changed the fate of the American Colonies but also the fate of the World ! July 04, 1776, the American Colonies declared themselves independent and free themselves from the ties that bind them to Great Britain. An ambitious and courageous political process which is followed by the War of Independence, the birth of the United States of America but also in the creation of the first republic in modern History after the American Constitution ratified in 1787. The challenge starts at 4:00 UTC : it will be midnight in Philadelphia and Boston who are the cradles of the United States. In God we trust. E pluribus unum.


"WHEN in the course of human Events, it becomes necessary for one People to dissolve the Political Bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the Powers of the Earth, the separate and equal Station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent Respect to the Opinions of Mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the Separation.
We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness—-That to secure these Rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the Consent of the Governed, that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these Ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or abolish it, and to institute a new Government, laying its Foundation on such Principles, and organizing its Powers in such Form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient Causes; and accordingly all Experience hath shewn, that Mankind are more disposed to suffer, while Evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the Forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long Train of Abuses and Usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object, evinces a Design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their Right, it is their Duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future Security. Such has been the patient Sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the Necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The History of the Present King of Great-Britain is a History of repeated Injuries and Usurpations, all having in direct Object the Establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid World.
He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public Good.
He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing Importance, unless suspended in their Operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.
He has refused to pass other Laws for the Accommodation of large Districts of People; unless those People would relinquish the Right of Representation in the Legislature, a Right inestimable to them, and formidable to Tyrants only.
He has called together Legislative Bodies at Places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the Depository of their public Records, for the sole Purpose of fatiguing them into Compliance with his Measures.
He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly Firmness his Invasions on the Rights of the People.
He has refused for a long Time, after such Dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the Legislative Powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the Dangers of Invasion from without, and Convulsions within.
He has endeavoured to prevent the Population of these States; for that Purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their Migrations hither, and raising the Conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.
He has obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary Powers.
He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, for the Tenure of their Offices, and Amount and Payment of their Salaries.
He has erected a Multitude of new Offices, and sent hither Swarms of Officers to harass our People, and eat out their Substance.
He has kept among us, in Times of Peace, Standing Armies, without the consent of our Legislature.
He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil Power.
He has combined with others to subject us to a Jurisdiction foreign to our Constitution, and unacknowledged by our Laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:
For quartering large Bodies of Armed Troops among us:
For protecting them, by a mock Trial, from Punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:
For cutting off our Trade with all Parts of the World:
For imposing taxes on us without our Consent:
For depriving us, in many Cases, of the Benefits of Trial by Jury:
For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended Offences:
For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an arbitrary Government, and enlarging its Boundaries, so as to render it at once an Example and fit Instrument for introducing the same absolute Rule in these Colonies:
For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:
For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with Powers to legislate for us in all Cases whatsoever.
He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.
He has plundered our Seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our Towns, and destroyed the Lives of our People.
He is, at this Time, transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the Works of Death, Desolation, and Tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty and Perfidy, scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous Ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized Nation.
He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the Executioners of their Friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.
He has excited domestic Insurrections among us, and has endeavoured to bring on the Inhabitants of our Frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known Rule of Warfare, is an undistinguished Destruction, of all Ages, Sexes and Conditions.
In every stage of these Oppressions we have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble Terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated Injury. A Prince, whose Character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the Ruler of a free People.
Nor have we been wanting in Attentions to our British Brethren. We have warned them from Time to Time of Attempts by their Legislature to extend an unwarrantable Jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the Circumstances of our Emigration and Settlement here. We have appealed to their native Justice and Magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the Ties of our common Kindred to disavow these Usurpations, which, would inevitably interrupt our Connections and Correspondence. They too have been deaf to the Voice of Justice and of Consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the Necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of Mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace, Friends.
We, therefore, the Representatives of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the World for the Rectitude of our Intentions, do, in the Name, and by the Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly Publish and Declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be, Free and Independent States; that they are absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political Connection between them and the State of Great-Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm Reliance on the Protection of the divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor."
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Message 1387524 - Posted: 4 Jul 2013, 7:00:19 UTC

From Lincoln's Gettysburg address (150 years ago):
"that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom- and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth."
Auguri, America!
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Message 1387532 - Posted: 4 Jul 2013, 7:18:12 UTC

I thank you for posting its our nations birthday.
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Message 1387549 - Posted: 4 Jul 2013, 7:52:04 UTC

Happy Independence Day everyone!
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Message 1387555 - Posted: 4 Jul 2013, 8:30:11 UTC


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Message 1387565 - Posted: 4 Jul 2013, 9:25:40 UTC

It's my cats birthday today.
His name is Indy. What else?
Happy Fourth of July!

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Message 1387566 - Posted: 4 Jul 2013, 9:28:49 UTC - in response to Message 1387565.

Happy Birthday Indy ! :)
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Message 1387592 - Posted: 4 Jul 2013, 12:25:04 UTC

Oh say can you see...
Happy 4th to y’all...

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Message 1387595 - Posted: 4 Jul 2013, 12:42:26 UTC - in response to Message 1387566.

Happy Birthday Indy ! :)


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Message 1387638 - Posted: 4 Jul 2013, 14:54:55 UTC - in response to Message 1387595.

Happy Birthday Indy ! :)


+1:)

Indy says thank you both :) He's now independent for the day, taken this off:-

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Message 1387657 - Posted: 4 Jul 2013, 15:24:22 UTC


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Message 1387668 - Posted: 4 Jul 2013, 15:41:39 UTC

Happy fourth of july.

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Message 1387722 - Posted: 4 Jul 2013, 17:40:16 UTC

Happy Fourth of July to our friends across the pond.
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Message 1387729 - Posted: 4 Jul 2013, 17:57:36 UTC

Happy 4th to all!! I'm working all day...my last holiday I will need to work this year :)
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Message 1387742 - Posted: 4 Jul 2013, 18:14:53 UTC

This is the only major holiday all year I don't get paid for, because I don't work during the summer anyway. Some of our secretaries are important enough to work through the summer, and they do get today as a paid holiday.

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Message 1387766 - Posted: 4 Jul 2013, 18:59:30 UTC - in response to Message 1387742.



Happy 4th, Everyone!

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Message 1387964 - Posted: 5 Jul 2013, 10:00:57 UTC




A big thanks to all the teams who participated in this challenge ! :)














































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