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Happy Flag Day! by American Elephant
June 14, 2008, 5:00 pm
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Happy Flag Day!

June 14th is Flag Day, commemorating the adoption of flag of the United States by the Second Continental Congress on June 14, 1777.

The history of Flag Day. The Pledge of Allegiance. Flag etiquette.

More good news! by The Elephant's Child
June 14, 2008, 4:40 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized

And now the Czechs will apparently add their vote to Ireland’s! Czech President Vaclav Klaus called the Irish referendum vote a “victory of freedom and reason” and said that “ratification cannot continue”.

“Politicians have allowed the citizens to express their opinion only in a single EU country,” Mr. Klaus said.

His view was echoed in the Czech senate. Premysl Sobotka, Czech senate chairman, also said that there was “no sense” continuing with ratification.

The Czech Republic is one of the EU’s 27 member states, and one of nine which have not yet ratified “the treaty”.

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