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Colorado School Comes Under Fire for Hanging Saudi Flag Higher Than American Flag

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posted on Sep, 6 2011 @ 12:42 AM
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Originally posted by Rexamus
I can't believe they're Americans out there who really think the flag is just a flag.

I'm not even terribly patriotic. But there is one thing i understand. The flag is a symbol for everything that has been gained and lost to get us where we are. And yeah maybe america is not perfect. But hell who is? We should be thankful for what we have. And if you don't like it, you have the power to attempt to change it. At least that is even an option, in many countries it is not.


Exactly, it's a symbol. I'm worried about protecting the values the flag represents, I couldn't care less about the cloth it's printed.




posted on Sep, 6 2011 @ 01:17 AM
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Political correctness. Those on the fringe right want to talk about political correctness, unless it involves their sensitivities. There's no evidence to suggest the Arabian flag was raised high on purpose and for goodness sakes, it's a flag, and you're whining about it's hight compared to other flags? Political correctness? Who's sensitivities are we really catering to here?

Talk about distractions.



posted on Sep, 6 2011 @ 01:29 AM
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I think we owe it to the patriots and our fore fathers to reclaim the land of the free. After watching the video of the history of the flag. I am much more disgusted and in disbelief at the people who are spitting on what so many people had died for.

I am soo saddned right now, I grew up with my father also serving in the U.S army for 20 years. I was an army brat and I was taught that the U.S were the good guys. I feel like crying right now, and really really angry at the people who refuse to believe that something is wrong and prefer to stay quiet. I have even read comments like "Let it fall" or "who cares". if it wasn't for the founders, they probably wouldn't even have been born in the first place. We all owe them our lives and yet...people ...sigh

I honestly feel like I am in a nightmare that i just wont wake up from. All for "Economic growth and filthy money".


/salute to all the fallen patriots,

/salute to John F kennedy, the last president to stand up to those greedy bastards.

/salute to Andrew Jackson who in his death bed said "I killed the Bank." with pride and full knowledge in knowing what would happen if the banks took over.

/salute to the original freemasons who contributed to the founding of the U.S



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posted on Sep, 6 2011 @ 01:36 AM
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In middle school, I got smart. I stopped saying the pledge while all the other zombies did so. I realized, wow this is REALLY weird. Why am I pledging ALLEGIANCE to a flag? I don't agree with this countries wars... why would I pledge allegiance to it.. a piece of cloth?



posted on Sep, 6 2011 @ 01:40 AM
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Originally posted by smarterthanyou
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Are you kidding me? Lol. Why don't you move to Saudi Arabia if you love it so much, then tell your daughter to walk to the grocery store alone to get you some beer and see what happens. It's a wonder you have so many stars, they were probably paid for in ignorance and selling out to morons.

edit: Remember what happened when that college hippie at a Louisiana University tried to burn the flag in public, and announced he was going to do it? Hundreds showed up and protested, yelled at him, called him names, scared the bajesus out of him, and he got escorted away by police, fearing his safety.
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edit on 9/6/2011 by smarterthanyou because: (no reason given)


I don't understand your Saudi Arabia comment. I am happy living here in the best city in the world. And I have no children. I don't know how many stars I have, I don't pay much attention to that, I just speak my mid and people seem to like that.

It seems this subject is so emotive people are not able to stop and think. I understand and have agreed with the notion that your flag should be flown highest - I would also fight allong side you if your rights to do this were being threatened. But all this is a storm in a tea cup! Someone made a mistake, get over it - I keep having to say that. You are not being invaded, or disrespected, or opressed - an error occured. Deal with it dudes, you are starting to look silly.



posted on Sep, 6 2011 @ 01:42 AM
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Originally posted by Signals

Political Correctness is killing America!

This is disgraceful and disgusting, makes me wonder what our flag is worth anymore.

I believe this is against federal law too, searching for more info on that....

The principal should be fired immediately IMO.

This wouldn't be a problem if we wouldn't cater to other countries in our public school system.

Thoughts?

(I know this isn't "alternative" news but it should be discussed)

www.foxnews.com
(visit the link for the full news article)
edit on 5-9-2011 by Signals because: (no reason given)


I am confused if you are for political correctness or against it.
You say it is killing America and then go on to suggest this teacher be fired for not being politically correct?
Did I miss something?



posted on Sep, 6 2011 @ 02:57 AM
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Originally posted by Iamonlyhuman

Originally posted by Signals
reply to post by Iamonlyhuman
 


Thanks for posting.

That's exactly what I was looking for...

I'm surprised at some of the responses so far, the American flag still means something to me, regardless of what TPTB are doing to destroy our once great nation.


Actually, the responses in this thread are EXACTLY the WAY TPTB are using people to further their agenda. This apathetic, "worldview"
mindset WILL BE the downfall of America.
I swear your post just caused me to have some sort of epiphany.
Michio Kaku once stated that the people who oppose this "worldview" will be considered terrorists by the NWO. Personally, I think there are cons and pros to a One World Government. It really depends on how it's structured and who is in control imo. As for this whole flag business, it's completely stupid. I agree with the those who say people shouldn't care so much about of piece of cloth...I think it's of grave importance that Americans learn to understand they wont always be on top.



posted on Sep, 6 2011 @ 03:12 AM
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Screw the other flags!! The only flags that should be flown in american schools are American flags and below that state flags. I agree with the OP on this one I believe it is time for this country to quit worrieing about hurting the fealings of other nations because they sure as heck dont care about America in those nations. Besides if these other people loved their country that much they wouldnt have left them to come here in the first place so bottom line is we dont need to be worried about other flags. Also if this guy is a principle of a school he should at least have the knowledge of how the american flag is to be flown. he needs to be seein the unemployment line really soon.



posted on Sep, 6 2011 @ 03:23 AM
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Originally posted by Signals

Political Correctness is killing America!

This is disgraceful and disgusting, makes me wonder what our flag is worth anymore.

I believe this is against federal law too, searching for more info on that....

The principal should be fired immediately IMO.

This wouldn't be a problem if we wouldn't cater to other countries in our public school system.

Thoughts?

(I know this isn't "alternative" news but it should be discussed)

www.foxnews.com
(visit the link for the full news article)
edit on 5-9-2011 by Signals because: (no reason given)


its a flag........ you invade countries raping and slaughtering from one end to the other using bombing campaigns to cover the tracks, and then you all scream murder when something is done to your flag, seriously, you yanks need to get a grip of reality, its a flag, its not special, and to be brutally honest, the flag is gay and bland.

Instead of crying and demanding someone else loses their job, which you americans are getting really good at lately , i advise you to look at your country, your leadership, your global "mission" ..... and ask yourself if that crappy litle peice of material is worth all of the bloodshed.

just another ignorant fool, its a shame pumped up clowns like yourself are in everyones face , the real american people arent like that. ... its a flag, if your not bothered about iraqis burning it in the streets, why are you bothered about the way it swings on a pole ?.



posted on Sep, 6 2011 @ 03:31 AM
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Originally posted by mnmcandiez
In middle school, I got smart. I stopped saying the pledge while all the other zombies did so. I realized, wow this is REALLY weird. Why am I pledging ALLEGIANCE to a flag? I don't agree with this countries wars... why would I pledge allegiance to it.. a piece of cloth?



wow, you are practicably a friggin marxist at 7yrs old?

and how old are you now?

wtf is middle school? is that an american thing?



posted on Sep, 6 2011 @ 03:37 AM
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Since when was it terrible and 'bad' to show national pride?

Since when was it bad to be proud to be American. No matter what people are doing to this country, no matter what crap we've gotten ourselves into. I will still hold dear what little I am able to keep in this world. Those who hold that 'apathy' about 'it just being a piece of cloth', I'm sure some of you who are saying this will be the first to step on my toes saying that 'the bible is a story book'.

Show respect to those who still show it to their country, and what it originally stood for.



posted on Sep, 6 2011 @ 03:42 AM
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Originally posted by fooks

Originally posted by mnmcandiez
In middle school, I got smart. I stopped saying the pledge while all the other zombies did so. I realized, wow this is REALLY weird. Why am I pledging ALLEGIANCE to a flag? I don't agree with this countries wars... why would I pledge allegiance to it.. a piece of cloth?



wow, you are practicably a friggin marxist at 7yrs old?

and how old are you now?

wtf is middle school? is that an american thing?





The U.S. has three levels of public schooling (generally speaking): elementary, which is 1st - 5th (or 6th) grades, middle, which is 6th - 8th (or 7th - 9th), and high school, which is up to 12th grade. Some variations are allowed, but this is the gist of it.

That picture did look like the American flag was kind of just haphazardly hung there. It didn't appear to have a stick to hold in the mounting bracket.Even I, a flag-waving U.S. citizen still (mostly) proud of his country, can accept that not everything is a conspiracy to ruin America. I'm not certain this incident was as it was reported.

/TOA



posted on Sep, 6 2011 @ 03:53 AM
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No foreign flag should be flown above the American Flag in America. It's just that simple.
Star and flag for you OP.



posted on Sep, 6 2011 @ 03:57 AM
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Originally posted by JROCK2527
Screw the other flags!!
*sigh* how can you much such a statement? You Americans react so strongly at differing flag heights as if it's completely blasphemy to disrespect the American flag in any way, shape or form. Yet you come in here and the first thing you do is disrespect every other flag on Earth in a casual manner. And look at the stars you gather from it. It's disgusting.
edit on 6-9-2011 by ChaoticOrder because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 6 2011 @ 04:01 AM
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There there now...feel better after your rant?



posted on Sep, 6 2011 @ 04:03 AM
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Originally posted by Kitilani

Originally posted by Signals

Political Correctness is killing America!

This is disgraceful and disgusting, makes me wonder what our flag is worth anymore.

I believe this is against federal law too, searching for more info on that....

The principal should be fired immediately IMO.

This wouldn't be a problem if we wouldn't cater to other countries in our public school system.

Thoughts?

(I know this isn't "alternative" news but it should be discussed)

www.foxnews.com
(visit the link for the full news article)
edit on 5-9-2011 by Signals because: (no reason given)


I am confused if you are for political correctness or against it.
You say it is killing America and then go on to suggest this teacher be fired for not being politically correct?
Did I miss something?


There is a difference between being politically correct and doing the right thing.



posted on Sep, 6 2011 @ 04:03 AM
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Originally posted by JROCK2527
Screw the other flags!! The only flags that should be flown in american schools are American flags and below that state flags. I agree with the OP on this one I believe it is time for this country to quit worrieing about hurting the fealings of other nations because they sure as heck dont care about America in those nations. Besides if these other people loved their country that much they wouldnt have left them to come here in the first place so bottom line is we dont need to be worried about other flags. Also if this guy is a principle of a school he should at least have the knowledge of how the american flag is to be flown. he needs to be seein the unemployment line really soon.


There are many intelligent, wise and upstanding Americans on this Forum. People with whom it is a pleasure to debate difficult issues. You, sir, are not one of them. You are an example of all that is wrong with America, and can be held up to show your countrymen what it is about America that the rest of the world hates so much.

I wonder if you even read the newspaper article?

The Article



Bauder Principal, Brian Carpenter, told the Gazette the American flag is not normally in that location and someone had moved it next to the Saudi Arabian flag. He went on to say that the American flag has always been in a prominent position above the other international flags at the school.


I would bet you a weeks pay that some kid did this on purpose. To cause a fuss. Moved it, put it in a low possition and then took a picture. Kids are always trying to cause trouble for their schools. Kids are horrible, everyone knows this.



When the school received a phone call expressing concern about the flag, Carpenter placed the American flag back to its proper location within a matter of minutes. “The American flag is very important to us and this country so we treat it with respect.”


He fixed it immediately as he always threat the flag with respect.



According to the school, the purpose of the international flags is to recognize the nationality of the many students in the school who come from other countries. Carpenter said the school has many parents from other countries who attend Colorado State University.

Carpenter said the school has approximately 20 other flags besides the U.S. flag throughout the building. While the American flag is able to be seen by visitors entering the school, the Saudi Arabian flag is located in another pod where only someone who knew the inside of the school would see it.


What a lovely internationally sensative gesture. No wonder so many Americans don't understand it.



posted on Sep, 6 2011 @ 04:06 AM
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Originally posted by mnmcandiez
In middle school, I got smart. I stopped saying the pledge while all the other zombies did so. I realized, wow this is REALLY weird. Why am I pledging ALLEGIANCE to a flag? I don't agree with this countries wars... why would I pledge allegiance to it.. a piece of cloth?



It isn't the cloth, it's what it represents, our country, our patriotism, our sovereignty. The NWO is trying to do away with not just American sovereignty, but the national sovereignty of all nations. That is what the whole NWO thing is about.
All nations should be respected for their individual sovereignty and the uniqueness of their cultures. The NWO Hegelians have been using a technique which is called "managed conflict" to create chaos and use that to bring the Totalitarian One World Government.
Order out of chaos

Novus ordo Seclorum

www.orwelltoday.com...
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posted on Sep, 6 2011 @ 04:15 AM
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Originally posted by ChaoticOrder

Originally posted by JROCK2527
Screw the other flags!!
*sigh* how can you much such a statement? You Americans react so strongly at differing flag heights as if it's completely blasphemy to disrespect the American flag in any way, shape or form. Yet you come in here and the first thing you do is disrespect every other flag on Earth in a casual manner. And look at the stars you gather from it. It's disgusting.
edit on 6-9-2011 by ChaoticOrder because: (no reason given)



ya, what is your flag?

i got some lighter fluid.

you do remember this was in the US and not anywhere else.

when i am in another country i probably will not screw with their flag.


here in HK we had a gal that ripped out and burned the hk flag and replaced it with a mexican one.

at the big buddah.


lol!! been trying to find the story for you guys.

anyway she was arrested and deported.

there was a period of whether she would spend some serious time in jail. lol!!

stupidest thing i ever heard, (that she burned another countries flag) and replaced it with her own.



posted on Sep, 6 2011 @ 04:19 AM
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Yes, that is really sad and disgraceful.




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