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I'd Guess maybe 5 Percent of those who watch the NFL stand for the Anthem. The hypocrisy is HUGE

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posted on Sep, 27 2017 @ 08:05 PM
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originally posted by: LesMisanthrope

originally posted by: Deaf Alien

originally posted by: LesMisanthrope
a reply to: ColoradoJens

It’s about doing it with others. The national anthem, and standing for it, is the last customary gesture that binds all the people of the country together. It’s simple etiquette.

So why don't people do it together at bars and homes?


Because they are not where the anthem is being played.

The anthem is being played on TVs.
The point is the fake outrage. If people are so outraged about the players not standing then why are they not doing it at bars and homes? Isn't that being disrespectful to the flag?




posted on Sep, 27 2017 @ 08:05 PM
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originally posted by: ColoradoJens

originally posted by: LesMisanthrope

originally posted by: Deaf Alien

originally posted by: LesMisanthrope
a reply to: ColoradoJens

It’s about doing it with others. The national anthem, and standing for it, is the last customary gesture that binds all the people of the country together. It’s simple etiquette.

So why don't people do it together at bars and homes?


Because they are not where the anthem is being played.


Where in the "anthem" playbook does it state you only have to stand if you are at a game?


Some people don’t require playbooks to know when to observe public displays of respect.



posted on Sep, 27 2017 @ 08:05 PM
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originally posted by: ColoradoJens

originally posted by: LesMisanthrope

originally posted by: Deaf Alien

originally posted by: LesMisanthrope
a reply to: ColoradoJens

It’s about doing it with others. The national anthem, and standing for it, is the last customary gesture that binds all the people of the country together. It’s simple etiquette.

So why don't people do it together at bars and homes?


Because they are not where the anthem is being played.


Where in the "anthem" playbook does it state you only have to stand if you are at a game?
in the NFL guidelines



posted on Sep, 27 2017 @ 08:06 PM
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originally posted by: c2oden
This is a dumb thread.
Standing during the Anthem is, and always has been a public display of respect at a public event.




No it hasn't.



posted on Sep, 27 2017 @ 08:06 PM
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originally posted by: Deaf Alien

originally posted by: LesMisanthrope

originally posted by: Deaf Alien

originally posted by: LesMisanthrope
a reply to: ColoradoJens

It’s about doing it with others. The national anthem, and standing for it, is the last customary gesture that binds all the people of the country together. It’s simple etiquette.

So why don't people do it together at bars and homes?


Because they are not where the anthem is being played.

The anthem is being played on TVs.
The point is the fake outrage. If people are so outraged about the players not standing then why are they not doing it at bars and homes? Isn't that being disrespectful to the flag?


No.



posted on Sep, 27 2017 @ 08:06 PM
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originally posted by: twohawks

originally posted by: ColoradoJens

originally posted by: LesMisanthrope

originally posted by: Deaf Alien

originally posted by: LesMisanthrope
a reply to: ColoradoJens

It’s about doing it with others. The national anthem, and standing for it, is the last customary gesture that binds all the people of the country together. It’s simple etiquette.

So why don't people do it together at bars and homes?


Because they are not where the anthem is being played.


Where in the "anthem" playbook does it state you only have to stand if you are at a game?
in the NFL guidelines


Is that right? The NFL playbook tells me if I can stand or sit while it is being played? Huh. Send me copy.



posted on Sep, 27 2017 @ 08:07 PM
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a reply to: LesMisanthrope

So the anthem isn't being played through the TV speakers and into their living rooms? I thought that people are supposed to face toward any speakers that were playing it and hold their hands over their hearts? I didn't realize there was an "unless you're not actually present at the event" clause.



posted on Sep, 27 2017 @ 08:07 PM
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originally posted by: LesMisanthrope

originally posted by: Deaf Alien

originally posted by: LesMisanthrope

originally posted by: Deaf Alien

originally posted by: LesMisanthrope
a reply to: ColoradoJens

It’s about doing it with others. The national anthem, and standing for it, is the last customary gesture that binds all the people of the country together. It’s simple etiquette.

So why don't people do it together at bars and homes?


Because they are not where the anthem is being played.

The anthem is being played on TVs.
The point is the fake outrage. If people are so outraged about the players not standing then why are they not doing it at bars and homes? Isn't that being disrespectful to the flag?


No.

In the same way the players were not being disrespectful to the flag.



posted on Sep, 27 2017 @ 08:07 PM
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originally posted by: ColoradoJens

originally posted by: c2oden
This is a dumb thread.
Standing during the Anthem is, and always has been a public display of respect at a public event.




No it hasn't.


Yes it has.



posted on Sep, 27 2017 @ 08:07 PM
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originally posted by: 3NL1GHT3N3D1
a reply to: LesMisanthrope

So the anthem isn't being played through the TV speakers and into their living rooms? I thought that people are supposed to face toward any speakers that were playing it and hold their hands over their hearts? I didn't realize there was an "unless you're not actually present at the event" clause.


Do you sit for the anthem at sports events?



posted on Sep, 27 2017 @ 08:08 PM
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originally posted by: Deaf Alien

originally posted by: LesMisanthrope

originally posted by: Deaf Alien

originally posted by: LesMisanthrope

originally posted by: Deaf Alien

originally posted by: LesMisanthrope
a reply to: ColoradoJens

It’s about doing it with others. The national anthem, and standing for it, is the last customary gesture that binds all the people of the country together. It’s simple etiquette.

So why don't people do it together at bars and homes?


Because they are not where the anthem is being played.

The anthem is being played on TVs.
The point is the fake outrage. If people are so outraged about the players not standing then why are they not doing it at bars and homes? Isn't that being disrespectful to the flag?


No.

In the same way the players were not being disrespectful to the flag.


No, not the same.



posted on Sep, 27 2017 @ 08:08 PM
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a reply to: LesMisanthrope

You've come up with something that you feel. So that's your opinion. Only certain people at certain times have to stand for the anthem. Should we pass a law for all of those who don't stand and instead are getting a hot dog and beer and toss them into jail? Or should they just get fired from their jobs?
edit on 27-9-2017 by ColoradoJens because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 27 2017 @ 08:09 PM
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originally posted by: LesMisanthrope

originally posted by: Deaf Alien

originally posted by: LesMisanthrope

originally posted by: Deaf Alien

originally posted by: LesMisanthrope

originally posted by: Deaf Alien

originally posted by: LesMisanthrope
a reply to: ColoradoJens

It’s about doing it with others. The national anthem, and standing for it, is the last customary gesture that binds all the people of the country together. It’s simple etiquette.

So why don't people do it together at bars and homes?


Because they are not where the anthem is being played.

The anthem is being played on TVs.
The point is the fake outrage. If people are so outraged about the players not standing then why are they not doing it at bars and homes? Isn't that being disrespectful to the flag?


No.

In the same way the players were not being disrespectful to the flag.


No, not the same.

Good retort.



posted on Sep, 27 2017 @ 08:09 PM
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I did,

I made my son stand in the living room and hold his hand over his heart, me included.

I say I did because I am no longer watching football. I am a fan and my son actually just got hurt at his highscool game. So I am not just an occasional fan.

Why I quit watching is because the NFL let this become a huge country dividing boondoggle, and yes they did let this happen.

They shouldn't have ever let politics into the game, period. Now it's just one big clown show.

The NFL is big business and let let their big business get interrupted. Now everybody has to "take sides".

I say screw all of your sides.

We are a failing society that is in the midst of some sort of revolution that won't end good.



posted on Sep, 27 2017 @ 08:09 PM
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originally posted by: ColoradoJens
a reply to: LesMisanthrope

You've come up with something that you feel. So that's your opinion. Only certain people at certain times have to stand for the anthem. Should we pass a law for all of those who don't stand and instead are getting a hot dog and beer and toss them into jail?


No laws required when there is mutual respect and courtesy. If laws are the only thing stopping you from complete anarchy, you might need to get out into the real world more.



posted on Sep, 27 2017 @ 08:09 PM
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a reply to: LesMisanthrope



Do you sit for the anthem at sports events?

Do Jehovah's Witnesses stand for the anthem at sports events?



posted on Sep, 27 2017 @ 08:10 PM
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originally posted by: Deaf Alien

originally posted by: LesMisanthrope

originally posted by: Deaf Alien

originally posted by: LesMisanthrope

originally posted by: Deaf Alien

originally posted by: LesMisanthrope

originally posted by: Deaf Alien

originally posted by: LesMisanthrope
a reply to: ColoradoJens

It’s about doing it with others. The national anthem, and standing for it, is the last customary gesture that binds all the people of the country together. It’s simple etiquette.

So why don't people do it together at bars and homes?


Because they are not where the anthem is being played.

The anthem is being played on TVs.
The point is the fake outrage. If people are so outraged about the players not standing then why are they not doing it at bars and homes? Isn't that being disrespectful to the flag?


No.

In the same way the players were not being disrespectful to the flag.


No, not the same.

Good retort.


Do you sit for anthems at sports and other public events?



posted on Sep, 27 2017 @ 08:10 PM
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a reply to: LesMisanthrope

I'm usually at the concession stands or walking around like half the other people in the stadium do. Also, I'm not very keen on pointless traditions that serve no purpose other than to create nationalistic zombies.



posted on Sep, 27 2017 @ 08:11 PM
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originally posted by: LesMisanthrope

originally posted by: Deaf Alien

originally posted by: LesMisanthrope

originally posted by: Deaf Alien

originally posted by: LesMisanthrope

originally posted by: Deaf Alien

originally posted by: LesMisanthrope

originally posted by: Deaf Alien

originally posted by: LesMisanthrope
a reply to: ColoradoJens

It’s about doing it with others. The national anthem, and standing for it, is the last customary gesture that binds all the people of the country together. It’s simple etiquette.

So why don't people do it together at bars and homes?


Because they are not where the anthem is being played.

The anthem is being played on TVs.
The point is the fake outrage. If people are so outraged about the players not standing then why are they not doing it at bars and homes? Isn't that being disrespectful to the flag?


No.

In the same way the players were not being disrespectful to the flag.


No, not the same.

Good retort.


Do you sit for anthems at sports and other public events?

I would be standing in line for beer and hotdogs.



posted on Sep, 27 2017 @ 08:12 PM
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Before our weekly city council meeting, the Anthem is played and everyone stands places their hands on their chest/boob, and faces the flag that stands in the corner of the room.

I don't know what would happen if a council member/guest/mayor stayed seated, or kneeled. Maybe the cop in the back of the room would escort him/her out?







 
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