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U.S. considers dipping flag at opening ceremony
Reuters via Yahoo News ^ | 7/26/12 | Steve Keating

Posted on 07/26/2012 2:02:46 PM PDT by Kartographer

The United States may break with a controversial tradition and dip its flag to Britain's leaders at the opening ceremony for the London Olympics, U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) CEO Scott Blackmun said on Thursday.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: 1776; britishbarry; flag; grandoldflag; itsjustaeffinflag; naturalborncitizen; naturalbornsubject; oldglory2012olympics; olympics; royals; theflag; usflag; usoc
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To: rcrngroup
And I doubt very much that either Russia or China or most other countries even go thru this ridiculous heart-wrenching, soul-searching hysterics on whether to dip their flags or not.

Perhaps that's because none of those countries are the greatest nation in the history of the planet.

181 posted on 07/27/2012 9:25:17 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Conservatism is not a matter of convenience.)
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To: Dahoser

How “controversial” is this tradition, anyway? I am unaware of any difference of opinion on this point of U.S. flag etiquette. Who, exactly, finds this procedure “controversial,” and when did this “controversy” start, anyway?


182 posted on 07/27/2012 9:33:46 AM PDT by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: the scotsman
No time for jazz I was thinking of taking you on a run exploring some of the natural beauty and history of the Louisanna Delta. :-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LsRK3DNoa_Q

183 posted on 07/27/2012 9:36:01 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer
I checked with the American Legion Flag Expert on the question whether it is ever proper to dip the U.S. Flag while marching in parade. Here is his response:

Thomas -


Flag Code section 8 states: "No disrespect should be shown to the flag of the United States of America; the flag should not be dipped to any person or thing. Regimental colors, State flags, and organization or institutional flags are to be dipped as a mark of honor."

Sincerely,

MICHAEL D. BUSS
Deputy Director
A/C&Y Division
The American Legion

Seems perfectly clear to me.  



Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

184 posted on 07/27/2012 9:43:41 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: dfwgator

The law against dipping the flag is a part of the US Flag code. I’ve read so many other articles about how it’s “complicated”.

No, it’s not. We the American people simply do NOT dip our flag to anyone or anything.

If other people don’t like that than tough.


185 posted on 07/27/2012 9:57:30 AM PDT by Phoenixmatthias
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To: the scotsman

Stalemate means loss, in the context of WWII.

The first nation to light off a nuke (of the fission only variety) may very well have been Germany in that case, not the US. And I have a good idea where it may have been used.


186 posted on 07/27/2012 10:00:59 AM PDT by myself6 (NOT voting for the GOP's socialist - Romney)
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To: Phoenixmatthias; ConorMacNessa; dfwgator; the scotsman

The only thing making it ‘complicated’ is that damn usurping British subject posing as President.


187 posted on 07/27/2012 10:06:26 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: myself6

Much of the ‘US’ nuclear programme came from Britain.

In 1940, we handed for nothing all our nuclear secrets/research to you. Britain had already developed its own programme in 1940, and in 1941-42, post American entry, worked with you. Had America not entered the war, we would have built our own atomic bomb, using Canada as a base.

The Manhattan Project was an allied project. The idea that America alone built the bomb is wrong, bad history made worse by tv and film and lazy media.


188 posted on 07/27/2012 10:41:38 AM PDT by the scotsman (i)
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To: Colonel_Flagg
And I doubt very much that either Russia or China or most other countries even go thru this ridiculous heart-wrenching, soul-searching hysterics on whether to dip their flags or not.

Perhaps that's because none of those countries are the greatest nation in the history of the planet.

We certainly started off that way... One Nation Under God, the greatest nation in the history of the world. Unfortunately the socialists & new world order bigots & hate God crowd & hate America crowd, & demoRATs & RINOs have done everything they can to destroy America and turn it into 0dumb0's personal Zimbabwe.

Even with the sordid, bloody history of communism & oppression, unfortunately Russia & China probably have a greater percentage of their people who feel strongly about their country, than we do here in the U.S. If these countries don't feel compelled to dip their flags, why do we have apologists in the USOC who feel compelled to dip our flag. A sad indictment for what USED to be the greatest nation in the world.

189 posted on 07/27/2012 10:46:30 AM PDT by rcrngroup
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To: Colonel_Flagg

Amen to all your posts here!


190 posted on 07/27/2012 10:48:00 AM PDT by LUV W (Never forget...WE have THEM surrounded! ~ Rush Limbaugh)
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To: Kartographer
I have two uncles, one of which was a POW in Germany during WW2, and the other one fought in Korea. I'm sure both will be spinning in their graves if this crap actually happens. It's a GD outrage!

BTW, both were Southern Democrats, back when at least part of that party didn't hate America.

191 posted on 07/27/2012 10:52:11 AM PDT by Marathoner (Palin/West 2012. Yes, I'm dreaming but as Pete said to Rudy, "Dreams are what make life tolerable.")
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To: SandyInSeattle

Your kidding right?
I guess you do not know anyone that is serving or has served in the US military!!!!!!!!!


192 posted on 07/27/2012 11:50:34 AM PDT by knife6375 (US Navy Veteran)
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To: rcrngroup
A sad indictment for what USED to be the greatest nation in the world.

Meaning no disrespect, do you have another one in mind? I don't let Baraq al-Husayn bin Obama define my country for me.

193 posted on 07/27/2012 12:01:00 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Conservatism is not a matter of convenience.)
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To: Kartographer

Another reason to ignore the koranimal-controlled UN-ympics


194 posted on 07/27/2012 1:11:00 PM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: Milton Miteybad

Like everything else the left doesn’t like, not dipping the flag became controversial when they said so because the left has learned that Boobus America will agree that whatever follows controversial is bad.


195 posted on 07/27/2012 1:31:20 PM PDT by Dahoser (Separation of church and state? No, we need separation of media and state.)
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To: Kartographer
I won't be surprised if our "Dip President" orders the flag to be dipped...
196 posted on 07/27/2012 2:05:17 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Colonel_Flagg
Damn right, Colonel! That Marxist maggot will never define America. This is my Country and I want it back from the Leftists, atheists and perverts who are systematically undermining our basic Freedoms!





Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

197 posted on 07/27/2012 4:45:51 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

You, my FRiend, are a good man. Thank you for your service and welcome home.


198 posted on 07/27/2012 4:47:38 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Conservatism is not a matter of convenience.)
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To: the scotsman

You should document your claim that Canada supplied more arms and material. No way. All the arms and material brought to Europe and used by American forces were arms and materials supplied on your behalf. You DID count that, right?


199 posted on 07/27/2012 7:01:53 PM PDT by Weirdad (Don't put up with ANY voter fraud...)
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To: Weirdad

I was referring to arms and material purely supplied to Britain and used purely by Britain. Trying to include stuff used by American troops fudges the issue.

Despite Lend Lease, Canada actually supplied more arms and material 1939-45 to us than the US did. That is not to say of course that the US didnt supply us with a great deal 1941-45 via Lend Lease.

Canada also gave Britain $6 BILLION during WW2 via ‘Mutual Aid’, which was Canada’s Lend Lease scheme.

And Britain GAVE America $12B in ‘reverse lend lease’ from Jan 1942 to Sept 1945, a lend lease now almost forgotten by both the US and UK.

America also received $10B or so in reverse lend lease from the USSR, Australia and New Zealand.


200 posted on 07/27/2012 7:20:56 PM PDT by the scotsman (i)
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