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This Flag story touched my heart

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posted on Jul, 6 2010 @ 06:10 PM
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Originally posted by Romantic_Rebel
reply to post by boondock-saint
 

You know you'll miss the tacos. No Mexicans, no Tacos or many other famous foods from Mexico.

actually I don't mind legal Mexican Americans,
I have 2 legal Mexican American families living
within sight distance of my home.
it's the ILLEGAL ones sponging
off the system and committing
crimes that I have a problem with.




posted on Jul, 6 2010 @ 06:10 PM
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reply to post by Trueman
 


Do you guys actually believe me and everyone of Hispanic origin is Illegal? Or are the both of you being sarcastic? I hope it's the latter.



posted on Jul, 6 2010 @ 06:16 PM
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ya see that's another problem with foreigners and illegal immigrants


Oh goody! Another entry into boondock-saint's 'Problems with foreigners and illegal immigrants'. I can't wait for the next installment.



I'll bet not a single foreigner or illegal immigrant can tell me what this pic is about.


How much are you willing to bet? I don't mind taking your money



posted on Jul, 6 2010 @ 06:17 PM
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Originally posted by Romantic_Rebel
Do you guys actually believe me and everyone of Hispanic origin
is Illegal? Or are the both of you being sarcastic? I hope it's the
latter.

I do not know if u are illegal or not.
But I do recognize Spanish words in your signature
and you are taking an opposing viewpoint of the
American Flag. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to
figure out you are either an illegal or a sympathizer
to the cause. And you called me Glen Beck, ouch !!!



posted on Jul, 6 2010 @ 06:17 PM
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I would be lying if I said that this story did not tug at my heartstrings.
Until I think I screwed up and over analyzed the story.
Was this homeless guy actually walking around in the rain?
Did he actually see the fallen flag and come to its rescue?
And then the idiot in me started filling in the blanks of an engineered story.
Homeless man totally destitute has nothing but his 2 cats of which he loves so much he would never eat, so he truly has nothing to eat,
Although this man is living in depression conditions just like many here will soon be living.
His love for the US makes him pick up that flag and care for it, even though it stopped caring for him a long time ago.
I’ll bet the PTB was hoping people would see this story and think the same.
Maybe it will help with their safety when the SHTF because we are so caring for old glory.
Maybe we will hold onto some of our humanity rather than lash out at our masters like we really should.
You see where I overanalyzed the story? I just hope against anything that this man actually did this and really did care and that my imaginings are just that.
I really am getting cynical.



posted on Jul, 6 2010 @ 06:21 PM
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Originally posted by g146541
You see where I overanalyzed the story? I just hope against anything that this man actually did this and really did care and that my imaginings are just that.
I really am getting cynical.

i think ur right

i think u r getting too cynical
lol

thanks for dropping by



posted on Jul, 6 2010 @ 06:21 PM
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"OMG , Spanish words , ILLEGAL!!!" - why kind of mentality is that ?

I bet you also think every Arab is a terrorist and every German is a Nazi.



posted on Jul, 6 2010 @ 06:21 PM
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Originally posted by boondock-saint

Originally posted by Romantic_Rebel
Do you guys actually believe me and everyone of Hispanic origin
is Illegal? Or are the both of you being sarcastic? I hope it's the
latter.

I do not know if u are illegal or not.
But I do recognize Spanish words in your signature
and you are taking an opposing viewpoint of the
American Flag. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to
figure out you are either an illegal or a sympathizer
to the cause. And you called me Glen Beck, ouch !!!


Well I'm not a sympathizer. Hell if the Federal government want's all the Illegals here then why don't we own Mexico yet? I'm of mixed ancestry. You're right those are Spanish words in my siggy. I speak English, Russian and Spanish. That's all the race groups in my city.



posted on Jul, 6 2010 @ 06:25 PM
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Originally posted by WXBackdoor
That picture is Nationalist Propaganda , it was staged ( maybe you are the one that knows nothing)

are you saying that US Marines did not take the high ground
on Iwo Jima and didn't plant a flag when they got there ???
If so, you're gonna have some irate US Marines on your
case.



posted on Jul, 6 2010 @ 06:27 PM
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OK all arabs are terrorists, but no some germans are good clockmakers, others are weaponsmiths, and some are world class chocolatiers.
Naziism is illegal in Germany.



posted on Jul, 6 2010 @ 06:30 PM
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Originally posted by WXBackdoor
"OMG , Spanish words , ILLEGAL!!!" - why kind of mentality is that ?

It is ATS mentality !!!

actually it is ILLEGAL from the terms and conditions
here at ATS


1i.) Language: The dominant language of our users and
moderation staff is English. In order to promote a smooth-running
environment and fair enforcement of these Terms & Conditions,
you agree not to post or chat in any language other than English.


www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Jul, 6 2010 @ 06:31 PM
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Yep , This is the actual picture (the staged one was based off this)


The photographer wanted a bigger flag , and a better pose





[edit on 6-7-2010 by WXBackdoor]



posted on Jul, 6 2010 @ 06:33 PM
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Nice one, I found this Penn and Teller piece about the flag yesterday.




posted on Jul, 6 2010 @ 06:36 PM
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Originally posted by WXBackdoor
reply to post by boondock-saint
 


Yep , This is the actual picture (the staged one was based off this)


The photographer wanted a bigger flag , and a better pose


so how does that make it nationalistic propaganda
cuz the photographer wanted a better pic for
publication ??? That's called professional
journalism IMO.



posted on Jul, 6 2010 @ 06:40 PM
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Nationalist propaganda or not , it worked.

You are going orgasmic over that piece of staged photo-theater , and the fact that you were ignorant of the origin makes it more funny (specially because you accused foreigners and Immigrants of not knowing the origins of that picture)

P.S - I'm a foreigner (it gets funnier and funnier)

[edit on 6-7-2010 by WXBackdoor]



posted on Jul, 6 2010 @ 06:45 PM
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You have got to be kidding me. This makes headline news? There's a reason the press call summer silly season. I am sorry, but a homeless guy picking up and folding a flag. Would it have been such a story if it wasn't a homeless person?

This is a reason why we should be sourcing our news from elsewhere.

Edit to say: I got plenty of silly stories all from the Daily Mail. And they love a good immigration story!

[edit on 6-7-2010 by LarryLove]



posted on Jul, 6 2010 @ 07:08 PM
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Quick people I have just spotted an illegal posting on a forum board. Who you gonna call... alien busters that's who.

Seriously, I reside in a country that has immigration problems and I would be happy to talk about them in a more relevant thread, but the real story here is why a marine is homeless and what can the American people do to help him off the streets? At one stage in his life, he was willing to give his life to his country, so why can't you help him?

[edit on 6-7-2010 by LarryLove]



posted on Jul, 6 2010 @ 07:50 PM
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geez, I guess the song lyrics were right
the freaks do come out at night.
Are all of you shills typing from the same
building??? When do you clock out and
go home?

I will stand for freedom in the homeland
and I will defend this American Flag.
And if you want to tear it down then
you can pry it from my cold dead hands.
And that will not be a walk in the park
I assure you.



posted on Jul, 6 2010 @ 08:01 PM
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The following is my opinion as a member participating in this discussion.



I appreciated this story on a number of levels.

1.) It's a wonderful counterbalance to the murder, death, robberies and local tragedy I'm usually assailed with 24/7.

2.) The piece also helps distinguish freeloaders from homeless. A simple gesture that shows immense character. Simple things are so often overlooked these days. Too many snap judgements or "not my job" syndrome out there.

3.) He looks like a good guy. Maybe this piece helped locals in his region (and beyond) to put aside their prejudice on those who don't have the latest cell phone or a gas guzzing status symbol. A reminder of simple, beautiful human civility despite the odds.


Still, it's a shame so many people living in their comfortable homes on a full belly with their television and computers, cell phones, and subsequent luxuries can look at a story of this nature and respond as if something so humble in nature "doesn't matter" and is "nothing more than a propaganda puff piece".

Oh well. So it goes.


I thought it was pretty cool of him.

As an ATS Staff Member, I will not moderate in threads such as this where I have participated as a member.



posted on Jul, 6 2010 @ 08:20 PM
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It's a good story.

If I saw more stories like this on the news and less "Nancy Grace" BS, I might actually start watching the news again.



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