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The Queen owns Hawaii

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posted on Dec, 2 2016 @ 09:56 AM
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Haha maybe not, but watching a quiz show just now I learned that Hawaii is the only US state to have the British Union Flag on its state flag.

This surprised me to be honest seeing as y'all fought a war for independence from the imperial overlords.
Personally I'd be uncomfortable having a foreign sovereign state flag on my nations.
I kind of understand the Commonwealth countries who retained the queen as head of state, but Hawaii?!

So, is it a conspiracy, does the queen secretly own Hawaii as some tinfoil wearing folk claim about the US?

Any Hawaiian folk here? Do you salute your flag or does it make you cringe a little?
As I said, I learned something new today but it did make me chuckle.




posted on Dec, 2 2016 @ 10:03 AM
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a reply to: grainofsand

reading your own source would help educate you



posted on Dec, 2 2016 @ 10:06 AM
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a reply to: ignorant_ape

Lighten up FFS, of course I read the source, and I posted in general chat for amusing discussion.
Sheesh you grumpy old man!



posted on Dec, 2 2016 @ 10:09 AM
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originally posted by: grainofsand
a reply to: ignorant_ape

Lighten up FFS, of course I read the source, and I posted in general chat for amusing discussion.
Sheesh you grumpy old man!


To be honest I thought maybe you had knocked off early on a friday and sank a few too many down the local!



posted on Dec, 2 2016 @ 10:11 AM
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She owns around a sixth of the World's land mass.

She owns countries that are not her own domestic territory. She is the World's biggest landowner, but still expects us to pay for the renovations on her house.



posted on Dec, 2 2016 @ 10:11 AM
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I was far too busy doing....other stuff in Hawaii to give a toss what the flag looked like.

Just sayin.



posted on Dec, 2 2016 @ 10:13 AM
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a reply to: grainofsand

She doesn't even own her own country...



posted on Dec, 2 2016 @ 10:13 AM
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Why would it be offensive to have an allies flag upon your flag. Britain wasn't even an owner to America in 1778 when Hawaii was discovered and wasn't a state until mid 1959.



posted on Dec, 2 2016 @ 10:14 AM
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Ha, no, didn't work today hence watching crappy quiz show.
Off out for a few beers in a bit though and will ask my mates which US state is the only one with the Union Flag on its state flag.
Factoid of the day lol

...be cool to imagine Hawaii was secretly owned by Britain



posted on Dec, 2 2016 @ 10:17 AM
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So sad-- Hawaii's story should be told by the Hawaiians rather than the colonizers..

Here's a gorgeous Hawaiian song about this very subject by Bruddah Iz


Have a lovely day!




posted on Dec, 2 2016 @ 10:17 AM
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originally posted by: grainofsand
a reply to: nonspecific


...be cool to imagine Hawaii was secretly owned by Britain


Some believe the entire U.S is secretly owned by the British.



posted on Dec, 2 2016 @ 10:17 AM
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originally posted by: Cobaltic1978
She owns around a sixth of the World's land mass.

She owns countries that are not her own domestic territory. She is the World's biggest landowner, but still expects us to pay for the renovations on her house.

At least she could have been a hottie.
I thought queens are supposed to be hot.
Oh, that's in fairy tales.
Real queens are like Maleficent, I guess.



posted on Dec, 2 2016 @ 10:19 AM
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a reply to: butcherguy

She wasn't bad looking when she was younger, but her sister Margaret would have been more fun I'm sure.



posted on Dec, 2 2016 @ 10:48 AM
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a reply to: Cobaltic1978

Haha I know, that is some real tinfoil # though!
There used to be a few threads about that over the years and they were quite amusing, but I guess being debunked so many times that horse has been kicked to death.



posted on Dec, 2 2016 @ 10:54 AM
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originally posted by: SlapMonkey
a reply to: grainofsand

She doesn't even own her own country...


I never know what to think anymore, I've been called an oppressed peasant subject of the Crown so many times by US members over the years I get confused now.



posted on Dec, 2 2016 @ 10:57 AM
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originally posted by: grainofsand
a reply to: nonspecific

Ha, no, didn't work today hence watching crappy quiz show.
Off out for a few beers in a bit though and will ask my mates which US state is the only one with the Union Flag on its state flag.
Factoid of the day lol

...be cool to imagine Hawaii was secretly owned by Britain


I wonder how they would have voted on the Brexit and if it would have affected the outcome?



posted on Dec, 2 2016 @ 11:08 AM
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a reply to: grainofsand

Relax, oppressed peasant subject of the Crown--everything will be alright.



posted on Dec, 2 2016 @ 11:12 AM
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That's a thought, 1.4 million people could have swung it your way lol
I'd be happy with free movement of people between Hawaii and Britain though, I'd be gone in a heartbeat.
I can't imagine many Hawaiians moving here though!



posted on Dec, 2 2016 @ 11:16 AM
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a reply to: SlapMonkey

No time to relax, the Queen's Lord Lieutenant is in town issuing rare scraps of meat, there's even talk we might get bread!!



posted on Dec, 2 2016 @ 05:19 PM
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The flag of Hawaii is representative of the country's history. Besides, the flag of the US is based on the the old British Empire ensigns.
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