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posted on Oct, 27 2004 @ 01:07 AM
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When the US flag is flown upside down it means distress right?

I plan on protesting the 2 party fascist system and the Military Industrial Complex after the election by flying my flag upside down... I don't care who wins - this election is a joke and no longer represents a democracy. We don't have a choice and voting will not matter... One of two members of the MIC will win.

I want my country back. I'm tired of being embarassed to be an American because of the actions of idiots. This is the greatest nation in the world but we've lost our integrity, honor, and respect.




posted on Oct, 27 2004 @ 01:52 AM
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That's cool with me, but be wary. People do, and probably will, be pretty tense after the election.

I would say, protest if you want, but use some caution.



posted on Oct, 27 2004 @ 11:07 AM
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Originally posted by tacitblue
I plan on protesting the 2 party fascist system and the Military Industrial Complex after the election by flying my flag upside down

That'll show 'em. You do realize that there'sa good chancethe police will be stopping by when they see that you are effectively broadcasting a distress signal right? Might be a fine for falsely doing it?



posted on Oct, 27 2004 @ 11:10 AM
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I think that would cause you less trouble than burning the flag. I personally feel that you have the right to burn it if you desire. I do agree that if you fly the flag inverted, you may get a visit or two, based solely that it is a recognized signal of distress.



posted on Oct, 27 2004 @ 11:25 AM
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the entire world hates america. to interpret that we mean the american government and not the american people. being a non american, i do feel sorry at how your government has become.



posted on Oct, 27 2004 @ 11:28 AM
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That'll show 'em. You do realize that there'sa good chancethe police will be stopping by when they see that you are effectively broadcasting a distress signal right? Might be a fine for falsely doing it?


A valid point, may wish to check your local laws first...or you may get fined...



posted on Oct, 27 2004 @ 11:31 AM
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I believe in your right to burn the flag as well. Yet, I also believe in my right to pummel you for doing so....



posted on Oct, 27 2004 @ 11:32 AM
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Fly it on its' bottom edge pointing down. That'll really have them scratching their heads. That way you wont be sending out a distress signal but you will be showing that your country is headed for a fall.



posted on Oct, 27 2004 @ 11:37 AM
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Originally posted by USTerrain
I believe in your right to burn the flag as well. Yet, I also believe in my right to pummel you for doing so....


Thats funny, but true. Just rember, you are free to do anything you want, just be aware there will be consiquences. You're free to burn my flag, but if you do it in front of me, there will be consiquences
I just went to Sams Club and bought 55 cases of canned whoopass


[edit on 10/27/04 by Kidfinger]



posted on Oct, 27 2004 @ 12:17 PM
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Thanks !!!! I drove all the way out to Sam's Club and there wasn't a single can left ! I had to go to order some of the damn internet.






Originally posted by Kidfinger

Originally posted by USTerrain
I believe in your right to burn the flag as well. Yet, I also believe in my right to pummel you for doing so....


Thats funny, but true. Just rember, you are free to do anything you want, just be aware there will be consiquences. You're free to burn my flag, but if you do it in front of me, there will be consiquences
I just went to Sams Club and bought 55 cases of canned whoopass


[edit on 10/27/04 by Kidfinger]



posted on Oct, 27 2004 @ 12:27 PM
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You're free to burn my flag, but if you do it in front of me, there will be consiquences






I believe in your right to burn the flag as well. Yet, I also believe in my right to pummel you for doing so....



You see what I mean.....



posted on Oct, 27 2004 @ 12:37 PM
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as mentioned by tacitblue
When the US flag is flown upside down it means distress right?


It used to mean that...it does NOT mean that anymore.
Flying flags upside down

Flying the flag upside will only have peeps thinking that you put it upside down by mistake. Your meaning and cause will go pretty much unoticed and unmerited.


seekerof



posted on Oct, 27 2004 @ 12:55 PM
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Originally posted by USTerrain
I believe in your right to burn the flag as well. Yet, I also believe in my right to pummel you for doing so....


What could possibly make you want to do someone bodily harm because they burn a piece of cloth?

Are you so caught up in the simple symbolism of it, that you also covet the material as well?

That's scary. You should rethink your priorities.



posted on Oct, 27 2004 @ 01:06 PM
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That'll show 'em. You do realize that there'sa good chancethe police will be stopping by when they see that you are effectively broadcasting a distress signal right? Might be a fine for falsely doing it?


That would be awesome if the law enforcement did become involved. Then I'd blow it up into to a media thing by contacting all the news papers and TV news. Next, if forced to flip the flag back over, I'd then sue the police department for a violation of my constitutionally guarenteed right to the freedom of speech. I have a valid reason for flying it upside down - as I have expressed on here.

The involvement of law enforcement and/or fines would drive home exactly what I am talking about... Police have become just an extention of the Military Industrial Complex.




I believe in your right to burn the flag as well. Yet, I also believe in my right to pummel you for doing so....


I don't appreciate this comment.... Where in my post did I make any mention of burning the flag? Your pinheaded statement actually makes me pretty upset... I would never burn my flag. I still take pride in what America was founded on. I still love my home. Flying the flag upside down has a very different meaning than burning it.

If I wanted to burn the flag the title of this post would have been "Burning the Flag." None the less I do respect people who feel this is an appropriate form of protest. It is a very American thing to do. Although, being an American, I do find it disrespectful to our history, veterans, and ideals. But certainly not to the point where I would "pummel" (as you so eloquently put it) someone.

I dislike the current government... I dislike this election process (or lack of)... I dislike the fact that war is being fueled by economics (the Military Industrial Complex). Any American who cares about this country should be very upset about these things. Not being upset is not caring. All of this is ruining our country and, on a larger scale, the entire world.

And since you made this personal by putting words in my mouth and threatening me... Ah, no... I won't say it. You've done a good enough job making yourself look like an idiot... Thanks for your (de)constructive reply about nothing regarding this post. You can sit down now. Thanks.



[edit on 27-10-2004 by tacitblue]



posted on Oct, 27 2004 @ 02:30 PM
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Originally posted by KrazyJethro
What could possibly make you want to do someone bodily harm because they burn a piece of cloth?

Burning cloth? None. Calling for the violent destruction of the nation, well why not?



posted on Oct, 27 2004 @ 02:51 PM
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Originally posted by Nygdan

Burning cloth? None. Calling for the violent destruction of the nation, well why not?



What makes you think it means that? Even if it does, so what?

Funny thing about symbolism, it's meaning is not homogenous all around. The flag OR the burning of it.

So again, what would make someone get violent over burning cloth?

That is all the flag is after all.

Nothing more.



posted on Oct, 27 2004 @ 03:24 PM
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Tacitblue: I wasn't directing that at you. I read a post where someone mentioned burning, and was more or less just adding my thought about the burning part.

As for your part in flying the flag any other way than which it was intended to fly is an insult to those things you said you'd never insult. I'm not even fond of the flag sewn on my BDU that is portrayed backwards. However, I see the logic of it.

[edit on 27-10-2004 by USTerrain]



posted on Oct, 27 2004 @ 03:28 PM
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I mentioned that flag burning would be more trouble than displaying it inverted. Jeez o'Pete, no one said go out and burn the flag.



posted on Oct, 27 2004 @ 03:31 PM
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Originally posted by Der Kapitan
I mentioned that flag burning would be more trouble than displaying it inverted. Jeez o'Pete, no one said go out and burn the flag.



Heheh. It's alright Der Kapitan, I didn't think you did say that. Like I said, I only put my two cents in about burning.



posted on Oct, 27 2004 @ 03:56 PM
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