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originally posted by: marg6043
a reply to: dragonridr
That is true but it could still be copied before that from what the OP is referring as that one came first.
Even the PR flag resemble the stripes of the US flag, also the Cuban flag have the lines blue and white, but the start is in a sea of red, perhaps because it also goes back to the East Indian company also.
This is very interesting.
originally posted by: 9teen
a reply to: dragonridr
Originally wanted a 6 - pointed star?
I agree that EIC would fly a British - looking flag at sea to give pirates pause...but wouldn't it also signify ripe pickins, as the British Empire was one of the wealthiest at the time?
originally posted by: paraphi
a reply to: nOraKat
Anyway, if you look through history you will find that many flags had stripes and that (in truth) there is only a few ways you can show stripes!
Is there a link here? Probably not.
Myth: Since the original Flag Act does not specify the direction of the stripes, a second equally valid and widely accepted design supposedly came into being. This design having vertical stripes and a white field with blue stars.
Reality: The Flag Act of 1777 states: "Resolved, That the flag of the United States be made of thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new Constellation." Hence, the supposed "Civil Flag" does not meet the criteria of the law - its field and stars have incorrect (reversed) colors. It could not in any respect be considered the national banner since it did not meet the law.
Myth: While not mentioned on the site cited, a key part of this urban legend holds that the "Civil Flag" was first used by the Revenue Cutter Service, was then adopted by the Customs Service (and later, with some changes, the Coast Guard). Early in this evolution, the Customs Flag magically came to be recognized as the symbol of civil authority and supposedly became known as the Civil Flag.
Reality: The first half is correct. As with many branches of government, the Revenue Cutter Service did adopt a distinctive flag. But this merely means that flag represents only that one branch of government. It takes a mind boggling leap of illogic to claim this one department’s flag somehow represents an entire nation’s civil authority. By the logic of these nuts, we could also claim the IRS flag also is a national banner. Makes no sense and, again, there is no legal reference. Further, there is no pictorial evidence of the so-called Civil Flag flying in ANY setting other than the Customs/Coast Guard environment.
Like the language we speak, we're borrowers of existing words & ideas.
originally posted by: PLAYERONE01
lol, I always knew this would be a bitter pill for some to swallow, it's hard learning one of the biggest events in a country's history was a blip on a superpowers radar, a proxy feint to secure it's lucrative assets in another part of the world. master planning, financialy sinking it's oponent in the process.
Portugal and Britain were the two most ‘ successful ’ slave - trading countries accounting for about 7 0% of all Africans transported to the Americas. Britain was the most dominant between 1640 and 1807 when the British slave trade was abolish ed. I t is estimated that Britain transported 3.1 million Africans (of whom 2.7 million arrived) to the British colon ies in the Caribbean, North and South America and to other countries.
originally posted by: BlueJacket
Fascinating! Thank you for this....genuine conspiracy fodder here. I have often thought that the East India company, much like the Templars didnt just fade away, but hid themselves amongst various fronts to continue their control through the auspices of ( initially) fraternities then later corporations.
Buckminster Fuller was an incredible genius, I certainly dont dismiss anything he says out of hand.
reply to: nOraKat