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Just an Odd Question

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posted on Aug, 9 2015 @ 03:41 PM
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If the international signal of distress for a nation, ship, base, Govt. etc. is to fly the flag upside down...



How does this work for Japan?

Jude




edit on 9-8-2015 by jude11 because: (no reason given)




posted on Aug, 9 2015 @ 03:45 PM
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a reply to: jude11

They have to do it sideways.



posted on Aug, 9 2015 @ 03:52 PM
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a reply to: jude11

That's a very good question. You could do it sideways, like Hidinout said. Then again, it might be a message that they're never in distress, or always are. I guess it's how you look at it.



posted on Aug, 9 2015 @ 03:53 PM
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It's dishonorable for Japan to claim distressed maybe?



posted on Aug, 9 2015 @ 03:55 PM
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For some reason i can't upload images on ATS for the moment. So.....


MIND = BLOWN



posted on Aug, 9 2015 @ 03:55 PM
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originally posted by: Hidinout
a reply to: jude11

They have to do it sideways.



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posted on Aug, 9 2015 @ 04:07 PM
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Perhaps they have to scribble a large letter S on either side of the disc:

S O S




posted on Aug, 9 2015 @ 04:07 PM
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originally posted by: Ghost147
For some reason i can't upload images on ATS for the moment. So.....


MIND = BLOWN


Let me help you.




posted on Aug, 9 2015 @ 04:25 PM
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a reply to: jude11 These flags are the same upside down:

Algeria
Argentina
Austria
The Bahamas
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Belarus
Belgium
Botswana
Chad
Ivory Coast
Cuba
Denmark
East Timor
Faroe Islands
Finland
France
French Guiana
Georgia
Guernsey
Guinea
Guyana
Honduras
Iceland
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Jamaica
Japan
North Korea
Laos
Latvia
Libya
Maldives
Mali
Federated States of Micronesia
Niger
Nigeria
Norway
Palau
Philippines
Puerto Rico
Qatar
Romania
Sweden
Switzerland
Tunisia
Turkey
United Kingdom
European UnionFlags



posted on Aug, 9 2015 @ 04:45 PM
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originally posted by: reldra
a reply to: jude11 These flags are the same upside down:

Algeria
Argentina
Austria
The Bahamas
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Belarus
Belgium
Botswana
Chad
Ivory Coast
Cuba
Denmark
East Timor
Faroe Islands
Finland
France
French Guiana
Georgia
Guernsey
Guinea
Guyana
Honduras
Iceland
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Jamaica
Japan
North Korea
Laos
Latvia
Libya
Maldives
Mali
Federated States of Micronesia
Niger
Nigeria
Norway
Palau
Philippines
Puerto Rico
Qatar
Romania
Sweden
Switzerland
Tunisia
Turkey
United Kingdom
European UnionFlags



Ok,

So the answer is?

Jude



posted on Aug, 9 2015 @ 04:50 PM
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Well, to be boring..........



For hundreds of years inverted national flags were commonly used as distress signals. However, for some countries’ flags it is difficult (e.g., Spain, South Korea, the UK) or impossible (e.g., Japan and Denmark) to determine whether they are inverted. Other countries have flags that are inverses of each other; for example, the Polish flag is white on the top half and red on the bottom, while Indonesia's and Monaco's flags are the opposite—i.e., top half red, bottom half white. A ship flying no flags may also be understood to be in distress. If a flag is available, distress may be indicated by tying a knot in it and then flying it upside-down, making it into a wheft.


Source



posted on Aug, 9 2015 @ 08:01 PM
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a reply to: jude11

Cut it in half or throw a big black X on it?



posted on Aug, 9 2015 @ 08:46 PM
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a reply to: BobbyRock

Well, then. That explains a lot. Good post and a star for you!



posted on Aug, 10 2015 @ 09:40 AM
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It kind of resembles a boating distress signal flag already:

DISTRESS SIGNAL FLAG: This orange flag has a black square over a black circle. It is the duty of any boat operator observing such a flag to stop and render aid. This signal shall not be displayed unless assistance is needed.
- Source

Altering it may be too much however.



posted on Aug, 10 2015 @ 12:14 PM
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a reply to: jude11

I would think that these days a radio or phone call, along with GPS coordinates would be more effective than a flag anyways.



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