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Statue of Liberty Reopens As U.S. Salutes July Fourth

July 5, 2013

NEW YORK (AP) — The Statue of Liberty reopened on the Fourth of July, eight months after Superstorm Sandy shuttered the national symbol of freedom, as Americans around the country celebrated with......

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walksabout

Jul-05-13 1:46 PM

fore score and seven hours ago we spent our grocery money on fireworks.

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walksabout

Jul-05-13 1:43 PM

nothing is free. the associated costs would dwarf the cost of the cheap imported firecrackers.

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walksabout

Jul-05-13 1:41 PM

the French cousins who had sweatshops in the new world said " What could we give Americans that would require expensive repairs regularly ? " ah, a statue that rusts and signals vagrants to come on in.

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walksabout

Jul-05-13 1:17 PM

the Rambo impersonator could have been concealed. We give Egypt 30 million $$ daily foreign aid ?

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WVescapee

Jul-05-13 12:04 PM

Ahhh...nothing says America, freedom and liberty like paramilitary police in the foreground of the Statue...that's just good propaganda.

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dyingov

Jul-05-13 7:21 AM

Rangar, Actually would have cost 0 if the fireworks company offered to donate the event!

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Ragnar

Jul-05-13 5:54 AM

Barry Hussein Soetero just cancelled the 4th of July holiday for thousands of US service members in the African/Middle east theater.

He spent upwards of $150 million on his African vacation, including travel, food, security and lodging for himself, his wife Moochelle, his mother in law and children.

YET....he cancelled the traditional fireworks for the Marines at Camp Lejune, citing "budget issues." The show costs $75,000. When the fireworks company learned of the cancellation, they offered to do the show at no charge. Soetero turned them down, citing "security concerns."

So, get this straight. We have $150 million to pay for a vacation for Soetero's leech of a mother in law but we don't have $75,000 for a 4th of July fireworks show for thousands of warriors who truly keep us safe.

You can see where the military ranks in Soetero's list of priorities-very low.

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