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Our readers are a diverse group of people from around the globe, but we’re taking this special moment to wish our fellow American readers a happy Independence Day! Even if you’re not American, why not sit back and have a hot dog or three, as many Americans will undoubtedly do today while enjoying a range of fireworks shows. Just remember to be safe, be happy, and hey, if you can’t get around that person who’s in first place, you better hope you get a blue shell for a fireworks show of your own. :)

Happy 4th of July, Wii U Daily readers!

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  • Mitchell

    Independence day and my birthday. this will be a fantasic weekend

    • MerryBlind .

      Happy birthday Mitchell!

      • Mitchell

        thank you.
        muy agradecido

    • Michael Ocampo

      Happy Birthday MITCHELL!! :D

  • Magnus Eriksson

    Lol, Mario in a american suit. USA only nuked Japan twice after all.

    • Stephen Dorn

      well mario IS from brooklyn.

      • Magnus Eriksson

        Did you read his birth certificate?

        • Hikingguy
          • Magnus Eriksson

            Was just a pun on the debate in US over the allegations that their own president was kenyan and not born in the USA :D

            silly americans…

          • Hikingguy

            I have a feeling you are more educated on American politics than the vast majority of Americans. :-)

          • Matthew Stapleton

            That would be sad but true. Half of my high school graduating class barely comprehended the meaning of the word “it”. And I’m from Pennsylvania!

          • Magnus Eriksson

            Thats horrible…

          • Matthew Stapleton

            Horrible but true, my graduating class were all kinds of lazy and stupid. I was so glad to have graduated lol.

          • Magnus Eriksson

            Will you continue to study something? Its college now and eventually university later if im not mistaken?

          • Matthew Stapleton

            And I did. I graduated back in 2002. Went on to college and graduated with a degree in Art and game design in 2004.

          • Magnus Eriksson

            Ah, thats really awesome. You make games?

          • Matthew Stapleton

            Unfortunately no, the game industry is hard to try and get into. As hard as I tried, there weren’t any openings with companies. Plus the career placement service at my college was a joke. I’m proof that even the best trained student isn’t guaranteed a job with a company. I wish I had though….

          • Magnus Eriksson

            Why dont you move abroad? You might find something exciting in Europe for example. Its just to do it :)

          • Matthew Stapleton

            Definitely a novel idea. Though now ten years later, my skills are so out of practice and out dated its not funny. Plus if I’m honest, one thing I like about my job now is that I get to mess around with various gadgets that are coming out on the market. I’m a gadget geek lol.

          • bistricky

            Just in case, you decide to follow your dream of working in the gaming industry …. I have attached, for you, a job board from Canada (3rd largest video game development industry in the world) …. Cheers :D

            http://canada.afjv.com/video_game_directory.php

          • Matthew Stapleton

            Thanks man, I appreciate that!

          • Magnus Eriksson

            To be honest I think every european is that aswell. Not to mention the poor people around middle east who had their bombs in their heads and bullets through their bodies the last decade. Many of those who had to flee end up different places in Europe, so we see their foreign policies quite well… And then there is this financial crash a couple of years ago that ordinary hardworking people here have to clean up the mess from while the criminal banks and thivery finance elite goes free. Its a mess… So yeah, everyone knows a thing or two about US politics here. While american kids get thaught in school that indians gave them their land, evolution is just a theory on pair with creationism and most believes North Korea is located around France or something. The easiest way to control the masses is to make them despise proper education. But dont get me wrong, I have many american friends who are brilliant, intellectual and educated. But they too are horrified with the intellectual decline in US. Without the brilliant professors from abroad that lectures inside US the education system would collapse.

          • David Trail

            Paragraphs and punctuation, please!

          • Magnus Eriksson

            The punctuation good enough for the internet. Paragraphs is not needed as this is not an essay nor a publication. Also my english is probably way better than your swedish, or norwegian, or german, or latin, or greek, or sanskrit.

          • David Trail

            Maybe if you want someone to read what you said and understand it. It is important. Otherwise keep up the good work Magnus.

          • Magnus Eriksson

            Which part do you not understand?

          • David Trail

            I read the first line and then my brain just goes in to overload.

          • Magnus Eriksson

            Then I believe the error is at your place and not mine :D

          • Cdwoods

            Can I have an overload? It seems like its fun.

          • Hikingguy

            this is only a post on a video game website. I am not sure that punctuation is the most important element as long as it does not interfere with the message.

          • David Trail

            Oh but when I make a mistake. The world has ended? I am just saying that I cannot even understand what he said because of the way it is laid out.

          • Hikingguy

            I hear you. I know some people on the internet are really nasty about it. If I use “who” when I should use “whom”. Out of the grammar police. Sometimes I find I go back and have to correctly my grammar errors, that for some reason I only find after I posted it and correct it 3 times already :-)
            (I just had to look up grammar because I thought it had an er instead of an ar)

          • David Trail

            I wasn’t being bitchy about it. I just wanted to be able to read it. That is all.

          • Magnus Eriksson

            I like grammar, however Im not native english speaking. Still my english is good enough for communication.

          • David Trail

            Not in those wall of texts but most of the time it is Magnus. I will give you that.

          • Hikingguy

            Your English is more than good enough!
            To be honest, the only reason I could tell that you are not a native speaker is because some phrases you use once in a while. And that is only because you post so often. But your written English is very good. Dare I say, maybe better than mine??

          • Magnus Eriksson

            I dont know. Its very difficult for me to judge between my own and others english. I probably have a slight norwegian-swedish syntax to it, and thats very hard to find as it makes sense to me. Although I read alot of english literature, much of it is very old and that might have some effects on my literary skills aswell.

          • Hikingguy

            I think the rest of the world has an advantage when it comes to learning English (a second language) than native English speaking countries. Since English has become the Latin of the modern age, if you want to communicate in the business world you have to learn English to some extent. So if you are outside of a native English speaking country you have to really WANT to learn and that gives it purpose. But if you speak English as your native language, what language should I pick. I already speak the language of the business world. There is just not the same pressure to learn, French or German or Spanish. (maybe I should learn Chinese).

          • Magnus Eriksson

            Another language is always good to know. But which depends on what you do. If you are an american working in Nintendo then japanese would make sense. If you are a politician working with for example EU politicians than german is advicable. If you are interested in europen history before 17 th century, then probably latin is useful. Ancient philosophy then greek is interesting to know. Business man on an international level, then probably chinece is good. Russian is relevant in these times as the big bear is moving these days, so in international relations and diplomacy thats not the worst choice. Then of course arabic is valuable, especially in the oil sector. And if you want to pick up women then french is a no brainer :)

          • Hikingguy

            lol so many to pick from. But it sounds like French might be the most useful :-)

          • David Trail

            German, Germany controls most of Europe or so I heard. German is an important language to learn imo.

          • Hikingguy

            German might be a good one. And if remember correctly English is a Germanic language So maybe German might be somewhat easier to learn.
            Magnus had a good idea with Russian too. They are on the move.

          • Hikingguy

            Happy belated birthday by the way.

          • matthew garcia

            Dude your from Sweden? I’m American but my favorite metal band is from Sweden. Not sure if you ever heard of opeth

          • Magnus Eriksson

            Sure I have :)

          • David Trail

            I can’t even read the message lol!

          • Hikingguy

            I think Metallica said it correctly, Sad but True.
            There are smart people in the US just like anywhere, but students get mixed signals about school nowadays. I think it would be very confusing time to go to school. On one hand they get the message to stay in school and do well and then on the other the most important thing in life is who is winning American Idol (if you get what I am saying).
            But one thing you are slightly off on, unless you go to a Christian school, evolution is fact and creationism is myth.

          • David Trail

            Creationism lol.

          • Hikingguy

            See :-) I would have caught it on my second or maybe third reading, lol. But I will leave it and maybe someone will get a laugh

          • Magnus Eriksson

            Thats true and Im aware of it, but I have followed the debate about creationism vs evolution that goes on in US. There are quite many who tries to argue to get creationism in pensum, as a theory on pair with evolution in US. And thats really scary. Its a relativization of scientific knowledge that will be extremely dangerous if done. Where I live most people are atheists or have some vague conception of a God as a higher power but without defining it further (rather sympathetic), there are only a few fanatic christians while my impression of US is different. Its a rather strong force there, and you can clearly see it in the politics and rethorics (especially republicanism).

          • Hikingguy

            That is true to some extent. But the vast majority of schools in the US are Public school. And public schools means government run schools. And there are a vocal group of people in the US and would rather gouge their eyes out than see a cross on public land. I understand their point to some extent, but sometimes they take it a little too far. So as a consequence there is very little to none religion in public schools these days.
            The US is an offshoot of England and at the time of the revolution the English Government controlled the church. So as a measure to not allow that to happen in the new land the founders made sure that the government was not going to control the church or the church to control the government. So they put in place the idea of separation of church and state.
            In my opinion some people take that a little too far.

          • Magnus Eriksson

            The separation between church and state I believe is a lutheran-protestantic or calvinistic idea as it would disarm the powerful catholic church back then. In Sweden (and Norway) there is NOT a separation between church and state. But here the overwhelming population is atheists. Norway has the biggest Human Ethics Union in the world.

            I read about the creationism-evolution debate on wiki a while a go btw. Its quite informal.

            http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creation_and_evolution_in_public_education_in_the_United_States

          • Hikingguy

            I will read that. Since you seem to have an interest in creationism/evolution I will give you link with a debate. It is very long almost 3 hrs, but maybe you will find it interesting. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6kgvhG3AkI

            You very well might be on to something about the Lutheran/protestant church and catholic church. There was some hefty differences between the two. I will read about that.
            The more I learn the more I realize that there is usually more than one reason for things that happen in history. And sometimes we only hear from one side of one aspect of an event.

          • Magnus Eriksson

            Thanks, Ill look into that tomorrow :)

          • MetroidZero
          • Magnus Eriksson

            Lol

        • Stephen Dorn

          well, mario may not be native to the United States, but since he’s been an integral part of it for over 30 years he technically could run for president if he were so inclined.

  • Carlos Coronado

    I think Little Mac will fit better

  • WiiUisgaming

    I am American, born in Central-America never have an US citenzenship and today is not my Independence day. Please undersand America is the whole continent and not only USA.

    • http://about.me/overlordror Ashley King

      A·mer·i·can
      əˈmerikən/
      adjective
      1.
      of, relating to, or characteristic of the United States or its inhabitants.
      “the election of a new American president”

      noun
      1.
      a native or citizen of the United States.

      Not to be an ass. I realize the entire North and South American continents are the Americas, but Americans have nothing else to call themselves, while those from countries on these continents usually refer to themselves as their country. Canadians, Mexicans, Guatamaleans, Chileans. We’re Americans from the United States of America.

      • andrewjcole

        United Statians? Yeah, I understand what you mean.

      • Jason

        Statesmen.

        • Matthew Stapleton

          Now thats a term I haven’t heard in a long time…..not bad actually.

      • Magnus Eriksson

        Yankees

        • Daniel Gonzalez

          Yankees only represent the original 13 colonies. Not the whole US. :P

      • WiiUisgaming

        American
        adj
        2. of or relating to the American continent
        N
        2. a native or inhabitant of any country of North, Central or South America

        • Rinslowe

          You’re taking the point to places it doesn’t need to go. Calling a citizen of the United States of America an American, does not need to implicate the remaining countries of the Americas, to be factually correct. As it makes perfect sense when taken in context. And does so without violating either definition.

          Neither does that imply the remaining independent countries of the America’s are less defined as “American”.

          • WiiUisgaming

            Well it have both definitions, so it makes sense both points of view.

          • Rinslowe

            “Well it have both definitions, so it makes sense both points of view.”

            No actually it doesn’t. It just proves that not only do you understand as I pointed out – there are both definitions that are equally correct in the literal sense. But you still chose to “apply” a viewpoint that was not necessary. As the article was “not” incorrect in it’s use of the term “American” to describe specifically citizens of the United States of America. And neither did their use of the word “American” imply that “Independence Day” referred to any other person or persons not belonging, by citizenship or otherwise, to the United States. That was an assumption incorrectly placed on the article by yourself.
            You’ve basically proved you cannot deduce simple meanings from articles of an equally simple nature. It really is laughable, what you’ve tried to do here.

          • WiiUisgaming

            Well I never say what I say because of the title. I said that because of the content in the article.
            I start the “american discussion”, because here in Latinamerica, lots of people get upset when a person of United States calls himself/herself American as if America is United States (including me).
            Then you give your points of view after I gave mine and understood everyone is correct, American have both definitions.
            By the way, I am not trying to fight, sorry if I did not express myself correctly, I like to discuss everything in a pleasant talking.

          • Rinslowe

            IF you were saying anything because of the content in the article, you would have been able to identify that it was in the context of Independence day which directly relates to the “Americans” of the United States of America!!
            I did not say you were correct. Only in that there are both definitions that is correct.
            But your whole angle and the assumptions you gathered from the article were totally incorrect.
            I cannot believe you’re still trying to defend that nonsense. Because that’s all it is.
            No-where in the article does it ever imply that the term “American” belongs solely to the citizens of the United States of America. Neither does the mention of the term “American” by Wii U Daily require them to acknowledge the remaining countries of the Americas in the context of US Independence Day! As that is synonymous with the United States of America. Obviously the only I.D they were referring to!
            Furthermore and for the last time. Only YOU insinuated a “Violation” of facts by Wii U Daily for not mentioning the other countries of the Americas. They did no such thing by writing the article in the CONTEXT of a US Independence Day.
            Get off your entitled horse and walk back to reality.

          • WiiUisgaming

            I am not trying to defend it anymore. I already said I am sorry for taking it in the wrong way.

          • Rinslowe

            Good man. Using simple articles like this to fuel a political grievance debate is just sad.
            It’s a gaming site. Keep that shyte where it belongs.

          • WiiUisgaming

            Hey listen, speaking about gaming. Which WiiU games do you have?

    • andrewjcole
    • Daniel Gonzalez

      “Please undersand America is the whole continent and not only USA.”

      Most of us are aware that there are other countries in the Americas. United States of America means we are States that are United as one country, which happens to be in the Americas. If we say Americans, we are referring to fellow Americans that live in the US. I think you and others are well aware of what we mean, just that you like to nitpick the issue. However, in this case, I think it has more to do with US Independence being celebrated here, and not other countries that readers here may hail from. I don’t see the big deal. I can’t ever recall going on another site that may have been Canadian or UK for example, and complained, that they didn’t celebrate United States Independence.

    • Rinslowe

      Where do you come from specifically?

  • andrewjcole

    Canada Day was on the first… still haven’t seen anything online about it…

    • Daniel Gonzalez

      Not to be a dick, but Independence Day is more recognized than Canada Day. Both are equally important, so don’t get the wrong idea.

      • andrewjcole

        “Our readers are a diverse group of people from around the globe, but we’re taking this special moment to wish our fellow American readers a happy Independence Day!” Translation: We’re American. Deal with it.

        • Daniel Gonzalez

          You read too much into it.

        • Adrian

          Grow up.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            That may be asking too much, but good point.

        • rp17

        • Rinslowe

          Wtf?

        • Michael Hancock

          wut

      • Magnus Eriksson

        Im pissed off that they didnt mention my birthday last week. This page sucks!

        • Daniel Gonzalez

          Haha. Well, that’s not exactly independence, but Happy Birthday Magnus! :)

          • Magnus Eriksson

            Heres a clip from my birthday party.

          • Lusunup

            That’s a lot of dudes.

          • Magnus Eriksson

            Its northern Sweden, so what do you expect? The women escape at first chance. And we men are too drunk to catch them in the process.

          • Clel

            Independence from the chains of the previous year of your life

        • Yousif Alromaithi

          Happy birthday Magnus.

        • Michael Ocampo

          Happy (late) Birthday Magnus!! I’ll dedicate this comment to you at least. :p

      • WiiUisgaming

        Its American, Canada is also in America

        • Daniel Gonzalez

          People of Canada prefer to be called Canadians over American. Mexicans who are in the Americas, call themselves Mexican. Those in the US call themselves American due to being called The United States of America, which is why we use the term, Americans. So when the site is celebrating American Independence, they’re referring to the US, not the whole Americas. You’re basically reading too much into it, and it’s puzzling as to why it matters this much. Ashley explained this quite well, so there’s little reason to argue over it.

        • Clel

          As a language evolves, so has America evolved to mean “From The United States of America”. Also, even if you were going with the outdated terminology, Canada was NEVER in America… it has always been in North America and at the same time in the Americas (note the S).

    • Mayoo

      Exactly, and now I can’t get Nintendo support (closed of course) because they failed to repair my Wii U 3 weeks ago.

      Oh well, I’ll wait.

    • FutureFox

      Make a website and talk about (celebrate) it.

  • chocodino

    USA, believing it is the only country on the continent.

    happy [late] canada day.

    • Adrian

      Do you often walk into a person’s birthday party, then make a scene and complain because they didn’t celebrate your birthday as well?

      • Daniel Gonzalez

        It’s amazing how insecure people are about a simple Independence Day celebration. I also love the generalizations that people make up, or believe in the media. Ah well. Difficult to reason with misguided individuals.

      • Magnus Eriksson

        I do that all the time.

        • chocodino

          Need to try it some time.

      • chocodino

        no

  • Daniel Gonzalez

    I do recall this being quite an issue last year.

  • MARIO’SMOUSTACH

    Excuse not to write articles in my opinion…

  • Nintendo Of North Korea

    Next time could you please give a mention to Canada day too next year? It was on July the 1st and it can get annoying that Canada is often left out.

    • Daniel Gonzalez

      The site is American, so there’s a reason Independence Day was mentioned. I can understand being left out, but this shouldn’t even be a huge problem. You don’t need a website to celebrate your country’s independence. I could care less if it was the other way around. No harm done. :P

      • Hikingguy

        It is kind of strange to read Nintendo of North Korea worry so much about Canada.

        • Nintendo Of North Korea

          Yeah, it is sort of an ironic name considering the conversation.

      • Nintendo Of North Korea

        I understand your point, and the fact that Canada wasn’t included is in no way a crime. I’m still a loyal follower of Wii U Daily, and I can’t be mad at the site for not celebrating a country as this site’s not about that.

    • Adrian

      This site was launched from and is run from America. If this were a Canadian site that ignored “Canada day” and celebrated “Independence Day” instead then I could understand some sort of valid complaint.

  • James Hubbard

    Man seriously, you guys need to stop complaining! Ashley King wanted to do something nice and wish all American readers a happy Independence Day, but of course so many of you have to complain about something in regards to America, which is seemingly the popular thing to do today. I would just like to not hear about how ‘bad’ we are… just one day… just one day would be nice.

    • Daniel

      Most non-canadians don’t know about Canada day, probably because Canada gained it’s indepedence peacefully, instead of going to war.

      • Daniel Gonzalez

        I’m happy for them that they didn’t have to go through that hell(war)to gain it, but not every country is that lucky. To make this such an issue, you and others that have been so vocal about it, seem to be bitter over something so trivial. I have plenty of Canadian buddies that don’t even make a huge deal over it. I suppose they’re not insecure and are proud regardless of what others think of them. Can’t really fault people for not knowing about a holiday that their country doesn’t celebrate.

        • Daniel

          I’m not being bitter over it, I’m just stating why some people wouldn’t know about Canada day.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            I don’t see how gaining independence peacefully would make Americans oblivious to Canada Day. It’s the simple fact that it’s not celebrated and our history books don’t really mention it. Are you Canadian, btw? Just curious.

          • Daniel

            What do you see more in the news; war, or something getting accomplished peacefully? And yes I am canadian.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            War has been going on long before the US or even Canada existed. So, I see it as human nature. Btw, Happy Canada Day to you.

      • Clel

        Yeah, shame on someone from a certain culture to only celebrate and know all their own holidays, and not have every other culture’s holiday dates memorized all the time.
        I guess shame on her for not saying happy Ramadan, oh and a few days ago it was St. John’s day in Quebec, amirite?

    • MerryBlind .

      I know right? I can’t believe the amount of people bashing Ashley/Americans/United States here when Ashley was just being nice.

      Oh people…

    • Andrew St. Clair

      Expecting other nations to not bitch about America is like expecting other nations to not bitch.

  • David Trail

    I find it funny… That Americans, actually think that they are native Americans.

    • Daniel Gonzalez

      Well it depends, Davey. Some of us are descendants of Native Americans. For example, my maternal grandfather was a full blooded Native American. I believe you generalize most Americans, as most of us don’t see it that way. There are however, plenty of dumb ones that believe they are, or forget that their ancestors were from Europe. It’s basically the same case in many countries where aborigines are the minority today.

      • David Trail

        I know people in the UK are so dumb. They don’t realise that they have a lot of German, Roman, Spanish and French in their blood, most likely and think of themselves as pure English.

        • Daniel Gonzalez

          Well, I’m not gonna generalize people from other countries, but yes, they do have German, Roman(Italitan),Spanish, and French blood, too. I don’t think there’s one country, that doesn’t have mixed nationalities.

          • David Trail

            That’s why all this crap in the UK about UKIP is so stupid. Do you know what I am talking about?

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            For me, it’s not too much of a big deal, as most people are over it. I do agree that most countries were built at the expense of the original natives, but sometimes we have to learn to forgive and try to make a better future. I believe that history should always be brought up, so that we are reminded not to make the same mistakes again. Even saying that, human nature is destructive, so the future will never be perfect.

          • Matthew Stapleton

            If we don’t remember history, we’re doomed to repeat it. One of my favorite quotes from history class in high school.

        • Marioman21

          Yeah a majority of Brits are descended from Saxon ( German Tribe) mercenaries the Romans allowed to settled the British isles after they fought for them. The “true Brits” lived north of Hadrian’s wall so Scotland because the Romans and Saxons pushed them out. Then the Saxons rebelled against the Romans and pushed them into Wales. So Blood wise traditionally Englishmen are German, the Welsh are Roman, and Scots are Brits and original Scots.

          • David Trail

            Scots are true Enlishh you mean? There was no Britain then?

          • Marioman21

            They were a group called the Britons but they were pushed into Scotland and intermingled with the scots. So you could say the Scots are a mix of the true English and Scotsmen. It was just a bunch of tribes and small kingdoms back then on the isle of Britain.

        • smithy501

          So dumb aye ,,, I’m from the UK and thanks for your lovely comment got nothing nice to say don’t say it at all

        • smithy501

          Cheers for nice comment mate im from the uk and if u ain’t got nothing good to say then do 1 and don’t say it gonk !

    • Adrian

      David T…I’ve never met a single person in the US who thought they were Native American (unless they actually were). Your comment is borderline prejudice.

  • David Trail

    The indians are the true American people. You are just awol Europeans.

    • Daniel Gonzalez

      There are many different tribes. Apaches are just one example.

      • David Trail

        I changed it to Indians.

        • Daniel Gonzalez

          Funny enough, Native Americans today prefer to be called Indians, when the real Indians, hail from India.

          • David Trail

            Indians can mean Indians as in the American tribe or Indians as the race from India.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Today, this is true. However, the reason Indians are called such, was because Christopher Columbus referred to them as that because he thought he arrived in India. The name just stuck since then.

          • David Trail

            Oh okay, do you know some people believe that Christopher Columbus was not the first person to discover America. Apparently, he just got credit for it. According to some researchers.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            It was because he was the first to record his findings. From the history books, it was Leif Erikson. 500 years before Columbus.

          • David Trail

            It’s nice talking about something other than video games lol.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            True.

          • Marioman21

            History is one of my favorite things this is nice.

    • MerryBlind .

      Actually indians are the true India people. Amerindians are the true American people.

      And yes, it sucks that our ancestors did what they did. I’m canadian btw, not american. I can’t comprehend how europeans have destroyed and killed such amazing people. Some of us, humans, are sick.

      • David Trail

        Is Canada still part of the British Empire?

        • Daniel Gonzalez

          I think it’s part of the Commonwealth of Nations. The British Empire no longer exists.

          • David Trail

            So are they part of the United States?

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Nah. It’s hard to explain as I don’t get half of it to be honest. This link may explain it better than I could.

            http://geography.about.com/od/politicalgeography/a/commonwealth.htm

          • David Trail

            It is a sort of separate entity all together, interesting and very complicated lol!

          • Marioman21

            Canada is it’s own country but still considers the British King or Queen their Monarch while every thing else is completely separate.

          • David Trail

            Do you have your own Parliament?

          • Shootdatrupee!…

            From what I understand, they have their own parliament and government, and are a country on their own(no, they are not part of the US or EU or British Empire), but they consider the Queen to be their Monarch.

          • Marioman21

            I am American but have Canadian friends and study a lot of history and yes they do have their own parliament.

          • FutureFox

            How can they consider British Monarch when there are French territories within Canada (Quebec, Vancouver)? I don’t know myself just asking.

          • Marioman21

            But after the French and Indian War France gave Britain all there territory in Canada. The situation is confusing though because Quebec wants to be separate.

          • MarkyWiiU

            It’s not only Quebec that has a lot of French people. There’s also New-Brunswick, Prince-Edward-Island, etc. … I’m too lazy to search the others but these are the ones I know. (Sorry for English)

          • FutureFox

            I was too lazy myself, so I only mentioned Quebec. Similar minds think alike. : )

        • MerryBlind .

          It is… which is kinda stupid and useless. I live in Quebec actually, so I feel more ‘French’ than ‘English’ if anything.

  • bistricky

    To all the great Wii U Daily gamers from the USofA …… Have a wonderful July 4th Independence Day holiday.
    Cheers from Canada :D

    • Daniel Gonzalez

      Happy Canada Day!(Even if it’s belated)

      • bistricky

        Thank you.
        My birthday is also on the 6th of July.

        • Daniel Gonzalez

          I’ll keep that in mind. :)

    • FutureFox

      Happy Canada day from the USA…. hey that rhymes!

      • bistricky

        Thanks eh, Cheers :D

  • David Trail

    Why did America want to separate from the UK, anyway? I am not talking now but I am talking about when the first Europeans went to America.

    • Matthew Stapleton

      There were several reasons actually. Partially, (and a big reason) we were being taxed without any representation in the UK government. It just more or less ended up being a pot the just boiled over as time went on.

      • David Trail

        Reminds me of what is happening in the UK at the moment. A lot of England doesn’t want to be part of the European nations. Hopefully, this does not lead to war.

        • Matthew Stapleton

          With luck it doesn’t. Our war for independence was bloody for its time. But with modern weapons, I hate to think how bad it could be today. Hopefully cooler heads will prevail.

          • David Trail

            That is why I just want them to join the European Union and just stop fighting. Everyone can just get along.

          • Matthew Stapleton

            Exactly. Everyone should be able to work together. Things would be better in the world if we all did.

    • Marioman21

      Also stuff about land because the British Government promised Native Americans that they would not allow the colonists to move past the Appalachian mountains and people got mad a bout that too.

    • FutureFox

      Taxes mostly. Among other things. Our current “tea-bagger” partiers name themselves after the Boston Tea Party event related to being over taxed.

  • MarkyWiiU

    People from USA : Yeah! An article about Independence Day! :D Canadians: Ok… :’(

    • David Trail

      Canada is not a State of America. Wii U Daily is an American website.

      • MarkyWiiU

        What? That’s not what I’m talking about. I was saying that Americans were happy that they got an article about Independence day while Canadians didn’t get an article about Canada day ( Or whatever it’s called in English)

        • Daniel Gonzalez

          He means that the website is American(US), so I myself don’t expect it to celebrate Canada Day. I’m not sure why Canadians are so offended over it. It’s kinda pointless to even bring up. Let people celebrate their holidays as I always say. It’s a shame people can’t suck it up and deal with it. It’s not like I would expect Independence Day to be celebrated if this was a Canadian website. I’d hold no ill will.

          • MarkyWiiU

            A Canadian website would probably put an Independence day article for their Canadian readers… But if they don’t want to put a Canada day article I guess it’s their choice :-/

  • Rinslowe

    Hot dogs!!…. :)

    • David Trail

      Did you know Hotdogs are not American? They were imported from Germany and American working class people thought of putting them in a bun. Hence Hot Dogs were born.

      Everyone claims that they were solely responsible for something but someone else is involved usually. Nothing is what it seems.

      • Rinslowe

        I’m aware of the frankfurter thank you David…

        • David Trail

          You’re welcome ; )

  • Yousif Alromaithi

    Happy independence day. I hope I see fire works on my city during night time. Last year was so amazing watching the fire works right across the park on my house.

    • Hikingguy

      it sure is nice when you don’t have to drive very far too see them!
      I am not so lucky. Too many trees.

      • Yousif Alromaithi

        Lol I feel bad.

  • uPadWatcher

    “Today… we celebrate… our Independence Day!” -Bill Pullman as President Whitmore in “ID4″.

  • Epicstuf

    Happy

    JULY

    EFFIN
    BAG
    OF
    FAG
    4th
    !

  • VideoGameFan1526

    Tommorrow I’m getting a new game! (I guess my late fourth of July present you could say)

  • anthony optimo

    USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA!

  • smithy501

    Just amazes me how a nice comment can get blasted out of proportion again and again,,, someone will always have a dictating pair of grumpy shoes on,,

  • Joe

    If it wasn’t for will smyth few years back we wouldn’t be able to celebrate right now

  • Joe

    Hope you Enjoyed your day from Ireland

  • Bobby

    Good riddance is all I can say from GREAT Britain.

  • Christopher McMillan

    where was the happy Australia Day in January?

    • chocodino

      We can still celebrate the Odunde Festival

    • Rinslowe

      Have a Bundaburg Ginger Beer instead. My favourite.

  • Guest

    whoa

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