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American flags replaced with white flags on Brooklyn Bridge
ABC ^ | 7/22/2014 | ABC

Posted on 07/22/2014 10:51:36 PM PDT by Dallas59



BROOKLYN BRIDGE -- Someone has replaced two American flags on the Brooklyn Bridge with mysterious white flags.

The white flags - international symbols of surrender - fluttered Tuesday from poles on the stone supports that hold cables above the bridge connecting Brooklyn and Manhattan.

One of the flags, viewed via video, appeared to have faint traces of stars and stripes on it.

Police say it isn't clear what time they were placed there - or by whom.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: 5ththread; flags; newyork; surrender; whiteflag

1 posted on 07/22/2014 10:51:36 PM PDT by Dallas59
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To: Dallas59

I think the white flags represent the surrender of America by BHO. It may have been guys from our side that did this.


2 posted on 07/22/2014 10:56:59 PM PDT by Right Brother
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To: Dallas59

Why is there so much outrage over these white flags??? They symbolize Obama’s immigration and foreign policy!


3 posted on 07/22/2014 10:57:27 PM PDT by DestroyLiberalism
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To: Right Brother

Well, then… Shouldn’t they have been black flags??? (or at least checkered, or even gray?)


4 posted on 07/22/2014 11:01:32 PM PDT by SierraWasp (Obama is mad! He's getting madder with each crisis and now he's a real MADMAN with no temper left!!!)
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To: Dallas59

The second they showed those flags on TV I knew what they symbolized..Obama’s surrender..heck he’s been surrendering since Jan 2009 its the only thing Obama knows how to do, besides bowing down to our enemies


5 posted on 07/22/2014 11:11:47 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Dallas59
~~~The white flags - international symbols of surrender~~~

Somebody just acknowledging that Obama has been made _resident, twice.

6 posted on 07/22/2014 11:24:28 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Dallas59
If someone could do this on a major structure in a city full of cameras, couldn't they also place a dirty bomb, nerve gas canister, EMP device or bacterial agent there without anyone seeing until it was too late? How do you like your new lackadaisical Bolshevik mayor now, folks?
7 posted on 07/22/2014 11:25:57 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Not everyone in NYC is a liberal


8 posted on 07/22/2014 11:32:20 PM PDT by stanne
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To: stanne

Where did I say they were? He won with a majority, I’m guessing he didn’t get 100% of the vote.


9 posted on 07/22/2014 11:35:35 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Just saying


10 posted on 07/22/2014 11:40:09 PM PDT by stanne
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To: Dallas59

NYPD Thinks Brooklyn Bridge White Flag Stunt Was an Inside Job
http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2014/07/nypd-brooklyn-bridge-flags-inside-job.html


11 posted on 07/22/2014 11:44:12 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: stanne

Just saying what? Show me where I said everyone in NYC was a liberal... Do you deny that Bill de Blasio/Warren Wilhelm, Jr. is a communist?


12 posted on 07/22/2014 11:47:28 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: Right Brother

“I think the white flags represent the surrender of America by BHO. It may have been guys from our side that did this.”

Or tourist from France


13 posted on 07/23/2014 12:02:46 AM PDT by Fai Mao (Genius at Large)
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To: Dallas59

Hasn’t anyone wondered if they weren’t just cheap flags that faded and no one noticed?


14 posted on 07/23/2014 12:05:25 AM PDT by Crim (Palin / West '16)
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To: Crim
Hasn’t anyone wondered if they weren’t just cheap flags that faded and no one noticed?

No.

Anything else on your mind?

15 posted on 07/23/2014 12:14:45 AM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Talisker

Ok....so the theory is...so someone got the same exact size flags....bleached them...but not completely....then hung them in place of the other flags?

Why?...what is the motive?


16 posted on 07/23/2014 12:26:35 AM PDT by Crim (Palin / West '16)
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To: Crim
Ok....so the theory is...so someone got the same exact size flags....bleached them...but not completely....then hung them in place of the other flags Why?...what is the motive?

All good questions.

You know one of the flags was inverse, too, right? Black stars on a white background, red and white stripes reversed, all faded back to grey so light it could barely be seen against the white - just like the other flag. So, one flag completely faded in the positive, and one flag completely faded in the negative.

So, not bleach. Not actually faded, either. Rather created that way, and installed with no one seeing anyone do it.

Or changed right on the flagpoles...


17 posted on 07/23/2014 12:40:12 AM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Talisker
"A stretch of bright sunny days will bleach out the flags, Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/july-4-biggest-day-year-brooklyn-bridge-flag-man-cesar-pazmino-article-1.427480#ixzz38HBWrQFD
18 posted on 07/23/2014 12:58:08 AM PDT by Crim (Palin / West '16)
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To: Dallas59

19 posted on 07/23/2014 1:07:04 AM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: Crim

It also says “a flag is usually freshened every three months.” So how many days is “a stretch of bright sunny days?” I don’t know, but I have a sneaking suspicion it’s longer than the evening of one day, where as the sun set, the webcam could pick out the bright colors of both flags, to the following morning, when they were virtually pure white. And what is the meaning of “bleach” - faded how much? In the entire history of the bridge, we can safely presume that the flags didn’t suddenly astonish everyone by turning pure white.

Also you didn’t forget that inverse-negative thing of one of the flags, did you? Kind of hard for bleaching to do that.

There, has enough time been wasted on this obviously inapplicable idea? Because I’m done with it.


20 posted on 07/23/2014 1:28:50 AM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Talisker

“It also says “a flag is usually freshened every three months.” So how many days is “a stretch of bright sunny days?” I don’t know, but I have a sneaking suspicion it’s longer than the evening of one day, where as the sun set, the webcam could pick out the bright colors of both flags, to the following morning, when they were virtually pure white.”

Link please....I have seen no one say this happened over night...and I’m not aware of any camera’s directly on each flag...

We don’t know when the last time they were changed do we?....was it three months ago?...or last week?

“And what is the meaning of “bleach” - faded how much? In the entire history of the bridge, we can safely presume that the flags didn’t suddenly astonish everyone by turning pure white.”

Well the story I linked about the guy who maintains the flags is 5 years old...and he clearly said “bleached” as in sun bleached....I take that to mean faded or nearly white.

And if he had already had to replace bleached flags...obviously no one noticed those times...which is what I think happened this time...they were sun bleached....again....only now someone noticed before they had been changed.

“Also you didn’t forget that inverse-negative thing of one of the flags, did you? Kind of hard for bleaching to do that.”

Again...link please...I have seen nothing to suggest that both flags were not the same official US flags in standard colors.

“There, has enough time been wasted on this obviously inapplicable idea? Because I’m done with it.”

Oh...ok...so you are going to dismiss this as an obvious oversite in flag maintenance and timing and peg it up to some kind of conspiracy....

Ever heard of Occam’s razor?

I will be waiting for the links proving the flags were not identical or the proof it “happened over night” as I have seen no evidence of either assertion.....while I have now seen evidence that the flags have been sun bleached in the past and needed to be replaced regularly.


21 posted on 07/23/2014 1:46:49 AM PDT by Crim (Palin / West '16)
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To: Crim

Knock yourself out.

Bye.


22 posted on 07/23/2014 2:02:45 AM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Talisker

Hey...it was a theory...and they just released more information....such as someone placed foil pans over the lights about 3 am and showed video of the pans on the light fixtures...

That blows my theory out of the water....I can admit when I’m wrong.

At least I’m not a dismissive *insert invective here*.


23 posted on 07/23/2014 2:22:25 AM PDT by Crim (Palin / West '16)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yes, they most certainly could. Think, not only is it not that easy to get up to the top of the bridge but they got up BOTH sides, and they must have been up there a good little while.

Supposedly there are patrol cars at both ends at all times, but yet nobody realized this was being done.

It’s actually quite terrifying.


24 posted on 07/23/2014 2:49:31 AM PDT by jocon307
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To: BenLurkin

It doesn’t seem to me that that story lives up to its headline.


25 posted on 07/23/2014 2:51:33 AM PDT by jocon307
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To: stanne
Not everyone in NYC is a liberal
But DeBlasio proves most of them are!
26 posted on 07/23/2014 4:15:03 AM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag ($$$$$$$$ DEFUND OBAMA! $$$$$$$$$)
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To: stanne

The percentage is trivial.


27 posted on 07/23/2014 4:16:25 AM PDT by bert ((K.E.; N.P.; GOPc.;+12 ..... Obama is public enemy #1)
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To: Dallas59

The fading is so interesting. Wondering if a low intensity laser could do that from some distance, fading out the dye colors.


28 posted on 07/23/2014 4:40:48 AM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag ($$$$$$$$ DEFUND OBAMA! $$$$$$$$$)
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To: ThePatriotsFlag

There was an embarrassing turn-out on election day. Wilhelm’s “landslide” amounted to 70% of 20% of registered voters.


29 posted on 07/23/2014 6:37:33 AM PDT by Oratam
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To: Crim
At least I’m not a dismissive *insert invective here*.

But you are. While invoking "Occam's razor" you continued to ignore the reversed/negative white flag, which couldn't possibly have been done by "bleach." Not to mention that the idea of bleaching two giant flags in the middle of the night, in the dark, on the top of a bridge, rather than just replacing them with prepared flags is obviously absurd. Why not just say they brought a sewing machine and tools of white thread and stitched it together up there? And you believe the giant turkey pan story? Really? Why, because compared to the gallons of bleach, a couple of giant banging aluminum turkey pans were nothing? Compared to, say, a role of aluminum duct tape or a can of spray paint?

Bet you also believe they got past the gates and guards and cameras unseen too.

30 posted on 07/23/2014 2:40:49 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Crim
“Also you didn’t forget that inverse-negative thing of one of the flags, did you? Kind of hard for bleaching to do that.”

Again...link please...I have seen nothing to suggest that both flags were not the same official US flags in standard colors.

Three seconds on Google...


31 posted on 07/23/2014 2:56:05 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: ThePatriotsFlag
"The fading is so interesting. Wondering if a low intensity laser could do that from some distance, fading out the dye colors."

------------------------------------>

Low intensity laser or something like that.

"WOW" factor ratchets up, FRiend!

32 posted on 07/24/2014 1:00:04 PM PDT by hummingbird (Mark Levin and Article 5. Period.)
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To: SierraWasp

Black flags would be ISIS or ISIL.


33 posted on 07/24/2014 1:10:47 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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To: Vermont Lt

Or POW/MIA flags.


34 posted on 07/24/2014 1:28:07 PM PDT by SierraWasp (Obama is mad! He's getting madder with each crisis and now he's a real MADMAN with no temper left!!!)
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To: SierraWasp

Yes. You are right. I know I wouldn’t complain about that, though.


35 posted on 07/24/2014 1:57:19 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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To: Dallas59
"Surrender, Dorothy!"

Leni

36 posted on 07/24/2014 2:07:09 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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