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HDMS Absalon (L16) and her sister ship HDMS Esbern Snare (L17) are the biggest ships ever to serve in the Royal Danish Navy (RDN), and are the two members of…

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NEW YORK (AFP)

The Statue of Liberty finally reopened to visitors Thursday, on the July 4 national holiday, months after Superstorm Sandy slammed into New York, causing extensive damage to the landmark.

Some tourists rose at dawn to be among the first to visit Lady Liberty, one of America’s most recognizable symbols, on the festive US holiday marked by parades, cookouts and fireworks displays.

Fife and drum players heralded the reopening on Liberty Island at Manhattan’s southern tip, where American flags fluttered and tourists wore patriotic garb to mark Independence Day.

“I hope this is the last reopening,” Mayor Michael Bloomberg said at the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Sandy smashed into the US East Coast on October 29, just a day after the crown of the Statue of Liberty had been reopened to visitors following a year of renovation work.

Liberty Island was devastated. Three-quarters of the island was flooded, docks and railings were dislodged, power and phone lines damaged, and sidewalks were ripped up by the waves and wind.

Ahead of Thursday’s reopening, crews replaced at least 53,000 bricks. But parts of the island were still not open to the public.

“The infrastructure is an ongoing challenge,” National Park Service spokesman John Warren told AFP.

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FREE DOWNLOAD @ https://soundcloud.com/moblackproducer/moblack-freedom-free-download “Freedom” from Dr. Kwame Nkrumah speech for the Independence from the Un…

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New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) Little known heroes from the country's northeast played valiant roles during the freedom struggle, reversing a myth – like many other misperceptions – that the region didn't play a great role in the independence movement, says a new book. "A widespread perception exists that the northeastern region did not actively participate in the Indian freedom struggle," says the …

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GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands Cayman Islands authorities are searching for a passenger who has gone missing from a cruise ship.

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Force says a cruise line passenger was reported missing Tuesday morning and search operations are underway.

Royal Caribbean Cruises says the male passenger was reported missing by a relative when the Independence of the Seas vessel was docked at Grand Cayman. Company spokeswoman Tracy Quan says the person was last seen entering his room just before midnight.

The missing passenger’s identity and nationality was not disclosed by the company or police.

The ship is on a six-night Caribbean cruise that departed from Fort Lauderdale on Sunday.

On Saturday, a Canadian man leapt from a Royal Caribbean ship off Puerto Rico. Rescuers have ended their search for him.

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David McFadden, The Associated Press Published Tuesday, December 31, 2013 8:20PM EST

PORT-OF-SPAIN — Cayman Islands authorities were searching waters off the British Caribbean territory’s main island on Tuesday for a Canadian passenger who has gone missing from one of the world’s biggest cruise ships.

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Force said a 65-year-old cruise line passenger from Canada was reported missing Tuesday morning by his wife before the Royal Caribbean Cruises ship docked at Grand Cayman’s port. His name and hometown were not immediately disclosed.

A search of the 15-deck Independence of the Seas and closed-circuit camera footage has turned up nothing so far. Marine search operations were also conducted until evening without success, according to police.

The man is the second passenger to go missing from a Royal Caribbean ship in the last few days. On Saturday, another Canadian man, 26-year-old Tien Phuoc Nguyen, leapt from the company’s Adventures of the Seas off a remote Puerto Rican island on the final night of a weeklong Caribbean cruise with his family, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. Rescuers ended their search for him on Monday.

The missing 65-year-old Canadian was last seen entering his room on the Independence of the Seas cruise liner just before midnight, according to Tracy Quan, a spokeswoman for Miami-based Royal Caribbean.

She said a team is providing support to the man’s family, saying “our thoughts and prayers are with them.”

According to police, the man’s wife said they went to bed at about 1 a.m. Tuesday but when she awoke some seven hours later he was gone.

“She searched for him and when she did not find him she made the report of her husband missing,” Chief Inspector Patrick Beersingh said in a statement.

The ship dropped anchor at Grand Cayman at 7:40 a.m., about 15 minutes before police say he was reported missing by his wife.

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Second Amendment

The Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution reads:

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

The subject matter and unusual phrasing of this amendment led to much controversy and analysis, especially in the last half of the twentieth century. Nevertheless, the meaning and scope of the amendment have long been decided by the Supreme Court.

Firearms played an important part in the colonization of America. In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, European colonists relied heavily on firearms to take land away from Native Americans and repel attacks by Native Americans and Europeans. Around the time of the Revolutionary War, male citizens were required to own firearms for fighting against the British forces. Firearms were also used in hunting.

In June 1776, one month before the signing of the Declaration of Independence, Virginia became the first colony to adopt a state constitution. In this document, the state of Virginia pronounced that “a well regulated Militia, composed of the body of the people, trained to arms, is the proper, natural, and safe defence of a free State.” After the colonies declared their independence from England, other states began to include the right to bear arms in their constitution. Pennsylvania, for example, declared that

the people have a right to bear arms for the defence of themselves and the state; and as standing armies in the time of peace are dangerous to liberty, they ought not to be kept up; And that the military should be kept under strict subordination to, and governed by, the civil power.

The wording of clauses about bearing arms in late-eighteenth-century state constitutions varied. Some states asserted that bearing arms was a “right” of the people, whereas others called it a “duty” of every able-bodied man in the defense of society.

Pennsylvania was not alone in its express discouragement of a standing (professional) army. Many of the Framers of the U.S. Constitution rejected standing armies, preferring instead the model of a citizen army, equipped with weapons and prepared for defense. According to Framers such as Elbridge Gerry of Massachusetts and George Mason of Virginia a standing army was susceptible to tyrannical use by a power-hungry government.

At the first session of Congress in March 1789, the Second Amendment was submitted as a counterweight to the federal powers of Congress and the president. According to constitutional theorists, the Framers who feared a central government extracted the amendment as a compromise from those in favor of centralized authority over the states. The Revolutionary War had, after all, been fought in large part by a citizen army against the standing armies of England.

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In less than a year Scotland is voting on whether to leave the UK, but far from being a simple decision on whether Scotland wants to manage its own affairs, there could be a spanner in the works.

Earlier this year the islands of Shetland, Orkney and the Western isles decided to use the independence vote as an opportunity to push for their own constitutional reform; a decision that could have far reaching consequences not only for the islands but also for Scotlands bid for independence.

To understand this debate its worth putting the islands concerns into some context. At least as British as Scottish

These islands have their own cultural and musical traditions that are different from the mainland; they also have a unique history.

The islands only became part of Scotland in the 15th century when they were given to Scotland as part of a Norwegian princesss dowry, before that they were part of Norway and spoke a Nordic dialect. That means theyve spent longer being ruled by Westminster than Edinburgh.

The Scandinavian country is often considered the spiritual home of the islanders, not Scotland. This was in focus 36 years ago when Shetlanders voted overwhelmingly against an independent Scotland.

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The trouble for Scottish Nationalists is the seas that surround the islands are rich in oil and gas reserves, holding some 20% of all UK reserves. Shetland is very influential in the North Sea oil and gas industry and the push for Home Rule could give the islands the lions share of Scotlands oil and gas reserves.

The islands are also attractive as a renewable source of energy. For example, Orkney has attracted billions in renewable energy investment in recent years. The importance of the islands in Scotlands energy industry could be what scuppers the Scottish independence lobbys bid for freedom.

Scottish independence hinges on Scotland being able to fund itself on the back of oil and gas revenues, but the islands are starting to object to the rest of Scotland taking their revenues when the oil is on their lands.

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Statue of Liberty reopens to public
The Statue of Liberty reopens on July 4, America's Independence Day, months after Superstorm Sandy swamped the little island on which it stands. The statue's reopening Thursday was a sign…

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USA Independence Day: Statue of Liberty reopens on Fourth of July after Superstorm Sandy repairs
July 4 marks America's Independence Day, and to commemorate this special day New York has reopened the Statue of Liberty. Liberty Island had previously been closed for about nine months after…

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Statue of Liberty reopens on Independence Day
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The Statue of Liberty reopened on July 4, eight months after Superstorm Sandy shuttered the national symbol of freedom, as Americans around the country celebrated with fireworks and parades…

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Visitors poured off the ferry Thursday to greet the nation’s gatekeeper. NBC’s Katy Tur reports.

By Elisha Fieldstadt, NBC News

The Statue of Liberty reopened to visitors Thursday during an Independence Day ceremony, eight months after the island Lady Liberty calls home wasflooded and destroyed by Superstorm Sandy.

The National Park Service closed the site just a day after the statues crown had been reopenedfollowing a year of renovations.

Nine long months have passed since anyone has been allowed to visit the Statue of Liberty due to damage from Superstorm Sandy, but the nation’s gatekeeper will be welcoming visitors once again, starting fittingly on Independence Day. NBC’s Katy Tur reports.

Even though the storm surge covered 75 percent of the island, damaging New York Harbor docks andislandwalkways, as well as buildings and electrical systems, the statue managed to withstand the intensity of the storm.

The statue’s 126-year-old iron framework designed by Alexandre-Gustave Eiffel allowed for the Statue of Liberty to withstand the storm’s intense winds, the National Park Service said.

The agency brought in workers from all over the country to clean up the mess Sandy left behind. Meanwhile, it suggested moving the storm-battered security checkpoints to Ellis Island, which is a short ferry-ride away from Liberty Island. The New York Police Department argued that metal detectors should remain in Manhattans Battery Park to better ensure the safety of one of the nations most famous and visited landmarks.

The statues crown had been closed to visitors from 2001 to 2009, following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

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TFTW: Top Ten Heroes of Freedom
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Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness – Wiki Article
“Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness” is a well-known phrase in the United States Declaration of Independence. The phrase gives examples of the vario…

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May 302013

Commentary By MANUEL F. ALMARIO Philippine Daily Inquirer

Having fought for our independence, we know that a price must be paid for freedom, US President Barack Obama said in a policy speech on terrorism last May 23.

For over the last decade, our nation has spent well over $1 trillion on war, exploding our deficits and constraining our ability to nation-build here at home, he said. Our service members and their families have sacrificed far more on our behalf. Nearly 7,000 Americans have made the ultimate sacrifice. Many more have left a part of themselves on the battlefield, or brought the shadows of battle back home.

Among those who have paid the price for freedom were many Filipino-Americans, migrant Filipinos who wanted to share the American Dream, not only by risking life and limb in the battlefield but also by losing their homes and their jobs because of the deficit and recession caused by the wars.

If I were an American, I would probably ask: Why should I and my fellow Americans pay the price for freedom everywhere or anywhere in the world? But being a Filipino, I ask: Is it fair and proper for my own sake to have the Americans pay for my freedom? After all, in fighting for their freedom, the Americans did it all by themselves. They paid their own price.

Also, would it be fair to say that only the Americans have paid the price for freedom? What about the hundreds of thousands or millions of Iraqis, Libyans, Afghans and Pakistanis who died while being handed the gift of freedom by the United States? And before them, the millions of Vietnamese, Cambodians and Laotians who were killed while being gifted with their freedom at the cost of 50,000 American young lives and trillions of dollars in American taxpayers money?

Did the price for freedom paid by the United States for Iraq, Libya and Afghanistan actually result in the prosperity, happiness and social stability of the lucky recipients of those gifts? Did it nation-build, as Obama put it, these countries? Or do they not daily experience terrorist bombings, the death of scores of innocent civilians, in a gyration of death and destruction that continues after a decade of war?

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