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Mysterious White Flags Fly Over Brooklyn Bridge
ABC "News" ^ | 7/22/14 | By JOSH MARGOLIN (@JoshMargolin) , MARK CRUDELE, and COLLEEN CURRY

Posted on 07/22/2014 8:18:33 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper

The mysterious appearance of two large white flags flying over the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City this morning has the city scrambling to figure out why they were put there....

It is unclear why they are there and who put them there, authorities said.

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: 2ndthread; alreadyposted; mystery; prank; search; searchisyourfriend; stunt; whiteflags
America has surrendered to wickedness. Moral perversion, collectivist economics, and radical Islam want to be the new masters of our land, and we as a nation are giving in.

Pray for our nation.

1 posted on 07/22/2014 8:18:33 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

Its tough to escape the feeling of something very bad about to happen.


2 posted on 07/22/2014 8:24:56 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: SoFloFreeper

Maybe it’s like when Key West seceded back in ‘82, formed the Conch Republic, immediately surrendered and requested foreign aid.


3 posted on 07/22/2014 8:26:28 AM PDT by ameribbean expat
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To: SoFloFreeper

Kind of scary that someone COULD put the flags at the bridge without being detected doing so, IMHO.


4 posted on 07/22/2014 8:28:09 AM PDT by NEMDF
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To: SoFloFreeper

5 posted on 07/22/2014 8:28:55 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: SoFloFreeper

NYC has surrendered.


6 posted on 07/22/2014 8:30:01 AM PDT by morphing libertarian (Advanced technological development.)
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To: skeeter

I’ve had that constant feeling since 2008.


7 posted on 07/22/2014 8:31:37 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: SoFloFreeper


8 posted on 07/22/2014 8:33:51 AM PDT by Rocko
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

This makes me extremely nervous.


9 posted on 07/22/2014 8:36:15 AM PDT by txhurl (2014: Stunned Voters do Stunning Things!)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear
I’ve had that constant feeling since 2008.

Me too. Got worst in 2012 when the liberals and many Republicans decided King Obama was better than Romney.

10 posted on 07/22/2014 8:38:21 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: SoFloFreeper

We’ve been invaded by France!!


11 posted on 07/22/2014 8:39:27 AM PDT by uglybiker (nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-BATMAN!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Looks like they’ve finally caught up with De Blasio’s term in office.


12 posted on 07/22/2014 8:41:21 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Logical me

“many Republicans decided King Obama was better than Romney.”

Yeah, but they voted their “conscience” or “there was no difference between them” (BS) so we can’t blame them (so we’re told).


13 posted on 07/22/2014 8:42:58 AM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Don’t the Islamists use white flags to claim territory and to signal that any Infidel who does not pay a tax or does not convert to Mohammedism will be slaughtered? Look for a sharp uptick in unsolved murders in New York.


14 posted on 07/22/2014 8:47:48 AM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Have a wonderful day!)
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To: skeeter; LucyT; Republicanprofessor; null and void; Nachum; hoosiermama; maggief; Liz; crosslink

Skeeter,

This is ominous.

All y’all, ping to this post and thread!

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3183515/posts?page=2#2


15 posted on 07/22/2014 8:49:41 AM PDT by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57, returning after lurking since 2000)
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To: MIchaelTArchangel

At a a glance, seems the white flag was used but abandoned by Islam long ago.


16 posted on 07/22/2014 8:54:01 AM PDT by ctdonath2 ("If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun" - Obama, setting RoE with his opposition)
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To: WildHighlander57

See post 14.


17 posted on 07/22/2014 8:58:35 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: SoFloFreeper

“The white flags are in the same place where American flags typically fly atop the bridge.”

1. Where did the American flags go?
2. Who took them?
3. Marking targets?
4. Sending a message?

Wake up. Someone with authority should close the bridge off to all traffic until the bridge is inspected. I don’t like this.


18 posted on 07/22/2014 8:59:55 AM PDT by fivecatsandadog (IMPEACH THE IMPERIAL P.O.S.. ARREST, CONVICT, INCARCERATE, DEPORT.)
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To: WildHighlander57

https://twitter.com/BicycleLobby/with_replies

Bike Lobby @BicycleLobby · 2h
Earlier today we hoisted two white flags to signal our complete surrender of the Brooklyn Bridge bicycle path to pedestrians.


19 posted on 07/22/2014 9:02:21 AM PDT by maggief
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To: fivecatsandadog

The humor some people are treating this with is irritating.

Remember, we can ‘afford to lose one city’.


20 posted on 07/22/2014 9:11:37 AM PDT by txhurl (2014: Stunned Voters do Stunning Things!)
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To: RJS1950

0bama won because the moochers, looters and inner-city tribal parasites outnumber the producers and the fact that the dims have mastered the art of massive voter fraud.


21 posted on 07/22/2014 9:26:33 AM PDT by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: RJS1950

You mean the “I’ll show you and stay home “party?


22 posted on 07/22/2014 9:48:26 AM PDT by Foolsgold (Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber)
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To: skeeter; LucyT; Republicanprofessor; null and void; Nachum; hoosiermama; maggief; Liz; crosslink

See #19.

Some stunt by a bicycle rider advocacy group..... seems like they didn’t like the bridge being closed to bike riders.


23 posted on 07/22/2014 10:57:58 AM PDT by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57, returning after lurking since 2000)
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To: WildHighlander57

morons


24 posted on 07/22/2014 2:40:55 PM PDT by fivecatsandadog (IMPEACH THE IMPERIAL P.O.S.. ARREST, CONVICT, INCARCERATE, DEPORT.)
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To: fivecatsandadog

‘Where did the American flags go?’

Late reports have said that the flags were whitewashed. I assume that that means that the flags were the same American flags that were at the top of the bridge and which were painted, but given the state of literacy among the MSM It could mean something else.


25 posted on 07/22/2014 2:51:56 PM PDT by TalBlack (Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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To: WildHighlander57; txhurl; cyn; Yehuda; MeshugeMikey; 444Flyer
See #19. Some stunt by a bicycle rider advocacy group..... seems like they didn’t like the bridge being closed to bike riders.

And it was an idiot French paraglider (Thierry Devaux, who was protesting land mines) who got snagged up on the SOL's torch, causing her to wave a big red flag prior to 911.

See post 127.

26 posted on 07/22/2014 2:52:08 PM PDT by Ezekiel (All who mourn the destruction of America merit the celebration of her rebirth.)
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To: TalBlack

The State of New York makes it a misdemeanor for anyone to use the U.S. flag for advertising or publicity purposes. [N.Y. Gen. Bus. Law 136]

These ass-hats need to get a taste of patriotism.


27 posted on 07/22/2014 3:18:02 PM PDT by fivecatsandadog (IMPEACH THE IMPERIAL P.O.S.. ARREST, CONVICT, INCARCERATE, DEPORT.)
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To: fivecatsandadog

Fine or time?


28 posted on 07/22/2014 4:03:02 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: hoosiermama

Both.


29 posted on 07/22/2014 4:48:16 PM PDT by fivecatsandadog (IMPEACH THE IMPERIAL P.O.S.. ARREST, CONVICT, INCARCERATE, DEPORT.)
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To: fivecatsandadog

FWIW, not clear what the consequences for a misdemeanor are:

http://public.leginfo.state.ny.us/LAWSSEAF.cgi?QUERYTYPE=LAWS+&QUERYDATA=$$GBS136$$@TXGBS0136+&LIST=LAW+&BROWSER=BROWSER+&TOKEN=24657584+&TARGET=VIEW

General Business

§ 136. Exhibition or display of the flag. Any person who: a. In any
manner, for exhibition or display, shall place or cause to be placed,
any word, figure, mark, picture, design, drawing, or any advertisement,
of any nature upon any flag, standard, color, shield or ensign of the
United States of America, or the state of New York, or shall expose or
cause to be exposed to public view any such flag, standard, color,
shield or ensign, upon which after the first day of September, nineteen
hundred and five, shall have been printed, painted or otherwise placed,
or to which shall be attached, appended, affixed or annexed, any word,
figure, mark, picture, design, or drawing, or any advertisement of any
nature, or
b. Shall expose to public view, manufacture, sell, expose for sale,
give away, or have in possession for sale, or to give away, or for use
for any purpose, any article, or substance, being an article of
merchandise, or a receptacle of merchandise or article or thing for
carrying or transporting merchandise, upon which after the first day of
September, nineteen hundred five, shall have been printed, painted,
attached, or otherwise placed, a representation of any such flag,
standard, color, shield or ensign, to advertise, call attention to,
decorate, mark, or distinguish, the article or substance on which so
placed, or
c. Shall print, engrave, or otherwise place or cause to be printed,
engraved or otherwise placed on any blank check, bill head, letter head,
envelope or other business stationery, a representation of any such
flag, standard, color, shield or ensign, or shall use any such blank
check, bill head, letter head, envelope or other stationery for business
purposes or correspondence, or
d. Shall publicly mutilate, deface, defile, or defy, trample upon, or
cast contempt upon either by words or act, or
e. Shall raffle or place in pawn any such flag, standard, color,
shield or ensign, or
f. Shall publicly carry or display any emblem, placard or flag which
casts contempt, either by word or act, upon the flag of the United
States of America, or
g. Shall publicly use or cause any such flag, standard, color, shield
or ensign, to be publicly used as a receptacle for the placing,
depositing or collecting of money or any other article or thing, shall
be guilty of a misdemeanor.
The words flag, standard, color, shield or ensign, as used in this
section, shall include any flag, standard, color, shield or ensign, or
any picture or representation, of either thereof, made of any substance,
or represented on any substance, and of any size, evidently purporting
to be, either of, said flag, standard, color, shield or ensign, of the
United States of America, or of the state of New York, or a picture or a
representation, of either thereof, upon which shall be shown the colors,
the stars, and the stripes, in any number of either thereof, or by which
the person seeing the same, without deliberation may believe the same to
represent the flag, colors, standard, shield or ensign of the United
States of America or of the state of New York.
This section shall not apply to any act expressly permitted by the
statutes of the United States of America, or by the United States army
and navy regulations, nor shall it be construed to apply to a
certificate, diploma, warrant, or commission of appointment to office,
ornamental picture, article of jewelry, stationery for use in private
correspondence, or newspaper or periodical, on any of which shall be
printed, painted or placed, said flag, standard, color, shield or ensign
disconnected and apart from any advertisement.

The possession by any person, other than a public officer, as such, of
any such flag, standard, color, shield or ensign, on which shall be
anything made unlawful at any time by this section, or of any article or
substance or thing on which shall be anything made unlawful at any time
by this section shall be presumptive evidence that the same is in
violation of this section, and was made, done or created after the first
day of September, nineteen hundred five, and that such flag, standard,
color, shield or ensign, or article, substance, or thing, did not exist
on the first day of September, nineteen hundred and five.


30 posted on 07/22/2014 5:16:25 PM PDT by fivecatsandadog (IMPEACH THE IMPERIAL P.O.S.. ARREST, CONVICT, INCARCERATE, DEPORT.)
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To: Ezekiel

I had a strange feeling that that “flag” wasnt “configured” like a normal flag

Thanks


31 posted on 07/22/2014 5:19:01 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill ...)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Pray for the nation daily.

NYC is on it's own.

If looked at independently, it would qualify as the largest and most powerful communist nation on Earth, and by far the biggest enemy of the USA.

USA to NYC: Drop Dead.

32 posted on 07/22/2014 5:21:11 PM PDT by Rome2000
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