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  • Tennessee school district bans all flags, including Old Glory

    08/23/2015 3:13:19 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 54 replies
    myfoxmemphis.com ^ | august 23, 2015
    School leaders in Dickson County decided, after a summer of controversy surrounding the confederate flag, the wise thing to do would be to ban all flags and banners. Some students are angry as they feel their patriotism is being compromised. School leaders said there is a right and wrong way to show American pride: "It's not an unpatriotic act by any means because we have a number of ways in which students do learn how to be patriotic and express American pride." -snip Students said they were told they would get kicked out if they bring an American flag onto...
  • 10 Dead, 34 Wounded In Weekend Violence

    07/21/2015 8:44:08 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 23 replies
    The Chicago Tribune (via Second City Cop) ^ | 20 July 2015 | Chicago Tribune Staff
    At least 10 people were killed or found dead under suspicious circumstances since 3 p.m. Friday afternoon across Chicago. Among the dead were the decomposing bodies of a mother and her three children found in an East Chatham home with evidence of trauma and a fire that was never reported, and three men dead in a double-murder-suicide in the Mayfair neighborhood Friday afternoon. Thirty-five people were also wounded in shootings as far north as the Albany Park neighborhood and as far south as Roseland. Some of the wounded were in critical condition. No side of the city was without a...
  • President Obama Orders Flags Fly at Half Mast to Honor Chattanooga Shooting Victims

    07/21/2015 12:43:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 54 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 7/21/15 | Polly Mosendz
    President Obama ordered flags be lowered to half staff in honor of service members killed on July 16 by a gunman in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Mohammad Abdulazeez, 24, shot four Marines, a sailor and a police officer. The Marines and sailor died from their injuries. "Our thoughts and prayers as a Nation are with the service members killed last week in Chattanooga. We honor their service," President Obama said in a statement on Tuesday. "We offer our gratitude to the police officers and first responders who stopped the rampage and saved lives. We draw strength from yet another American community that
  • Obama orders flags lowered to honor Tennessee victims, after criticism

    07/21/2015 10:06:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 76 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | July 21, 2015
    resident Obama has ordered that flags be lowered to half-staff at the White House and federal buildings across the country to honor the victims of last week's shooting rampage in Chattanooga, Tenn., after facing pressure from lawmakers and others. In a proclamation issued early Tuesday afternoon, Obama said of the Chattanooga victims, "We honor their service. We offer our gratitude to the police officers and first responders who stopped the rampage and saved lives. We draw strength from yet another American community that has come together with an unmistakable message to those who would try and do us harm: We...
  • Obama orders flags to half staff at White House for Chattanooga victims

    07/21/2015 9:53:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 74 replies
    CNN.com ^ | July 21, 2015 | Jim Acosta
    To honor service members killed in Chattanooga, President Obama orders flags be flown at half-staff at White House and other federal sites until sunset July 25. (CNN)The White House and U.S. Capitol both lowered flags to half staff by Tuesday afternoon, after they were out of sync Tuesday in their tributes to the five U.S. service members who were slain by a gunman in Chattanooga last week. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky announced Tuesday that flags at the Capitol would be lowered to half-staff in honor of the victims. "Out of respect for...
  • Fox is reporting that BO is finally going to lower the flags for men killed by Muslim

    07/21/2015 9:34:27 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 86 replies
    FOX ^ | 7/21/15
    Breaking on FOX. Obama is told by his handlers to do the right thing.
  • No explanation by Obama on flags not lowered to half-staff for Chattanooga shootings

    07/21/2015 8:45:26 AM PDT · by pabianice · 42 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 7/21/15 | Tritten
    WASHINGTON — The White House provided no explanation Monday amid questions over why the president had not ordered flags across the nation to half-staff in the wake of a Chattanooga, Tenn., shooting that killed five servicemembers. Spokesman Josh Earnest said President Barack Obama offered condolences last week and may speak to veterans at VFW conference Tuesday about the shooting, but he had no further comment. Obama has issued presidential proclamations that lowered flags at federal facilities and military bases after many mass shootings, including attacks at the Washington Navy Yard, Fort Hood in Texas, and Sandy Hook elementary in Connecticut....
  • Terrorist mollycoddled but no flags lowered to half-staff

    07/21/2015 7:31:55 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/21/15 | Judi McLeod
    Chattanooga aftermath: Why do major television networks continue to get away with mollycoddling murdering radical terrorists in the very wake of their evil carnage? Within four days of the attack that claimed the lives of four US Marines and a Navy sailors slaughtered in the Chattanooga shooting spree, ABC is portraying poor Mohammod Abdulazeez—not as a radical Islamic terrorist—but as a “disturbed, suicidal young man using drugs, preparing for bankruptcy and facing an appearance in criminal court”. While their loved ones are in tearful mourning, the mainstream media’s crying killer Abdulazeez a river and getting über maudlin with the violins....
  • In Wake of Chattanooga Terror Attack, Provocative Gay Hate-Flag Must Come Down

    07/18/2015 3:59:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 18, 2015 | John Nolte
    Is the American mainstream media correct about what provokes mad dog killers? Did the gay rainbow flag provoke Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez, the 24 year-old naturalized American citizen born in Kuwait who murdered four Marines and a Sailor Thursday, to commit his heinous crime? Abdulazeez, who was shot and killed by police Thursday, was a devout Muslim. And one thing we know about devout Muslims is that many vehemently oppose same sex marriage and consider homosexuality a sin. Back In May, two mad dog Muslims attempted to murder everyone at a free speech event in Texas. Because good guys with guns...
  • Flags on I-77 honor fallen Chattanooga Marines

    07/17/2015 5:54:08 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 30 replies
    Rock Hill Herald ^ | 07/17/15 | Rock Hill Herald
    I am standing across the street waving the tallest Marine Corps flag you see. We did this to bring honor to the fallen Marines from their murder yesterday in Chattanooga.
  • New England Witch Hunts Revisited

    07/14/2015 8:57:34 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/14/15 | Ray DiLorenzo
    Mob mentality and hysteria has no place in society and is dangerous. It has gone too far. Let it end now! It seems we have entered a new version of the 17th century witch hunts in New England. The country now finds it acceptable to persecute people for their beliefs, religion and political persuasion as well as looking in every corner for something that offends. In a country gone mad, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are racist. Gender restrictions in bathrooms are sexist. Santa Claus saying “ho, ho, ho” is offensive to prostitutes. ‘Manhole’ is now ‘maintenance hole.’ In Seattle,...
  • Watchdog Group Releases Anti-Christian-Bigotry Map

    03/04/2015 4:37:12 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 3 replies
    GOP USA ^ | 3/2/2015 | Matt Barber
    See Map Here: http://www.afa.net/bigotrymap In 2007, and with that same nauseating arrogance that has come to define him, then presidential candidate Barack Obama duplicitously quipped, “I am absolutely convinced that culture wars are just so ’90s. Their days are growing dark.” Dark, indeed. America’s soon-to-be cultural-Marxist-in-chief would then spend the greater part of a decade waging war against our nation’s Judeo-Christian culture and heritage at levels, and in ways, unseen in our storied history. Today, his anti-Christian crusade continues unabated. In fact, and with less than two years left to complete his baleful conspiracy, this neo-pagan extremist has begun to...
  • NASCAR FANS DEFY REQUEST TO HIDE CONFEDERATE FLAGS AT DAYTONA

    07/05/2015 6:26:59 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 73 replies
    breitbart ^ | july 5, 2015
    Fans at Daytona International Speedway are defending and displaying their Confederate flags. At NASCAR’s first race in the South since the racing series and its tracks urged fans to no longer wave the banner, dozens of Confederate flags were scattered throughout the vast infield. The first motorhome inside the Turn 4 tunnel has one flying high above it, and it doesn’t take long to reach double figures when counting them on a stroll through the infield. They’re on clothing, coolers and cars, and even tattooed on skin.
  • Confederate flags still fly at Daytona International Speedway

    07/05/2015 5:03:03 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 55 replies
    News 13 ^ | 7-4-2015 | Bailey Myers
    DAYTONA BEACH -- NASCAR stirred up controversy this week when officials announced that fans should turn over their confederate flags for the Stars and Stripes, but some fans are still showing up with their flags. "We have the stars and bars...But the tallest flag out there is the stars and stripes. The way it ought to be,” said local NASCAR fan Jim Higginbotham. Higginbotham said he’s proud to be American and a southerner. "I see that flag I don't see racism at all I see southern pride,” he said. Higginbotham isn't alone. Hundreds of flags were flying high above the...
  • Fourth of July flag celebration extravaganza!! (video at link)

    07/03/2015 5:08:20 PM PDT · by NewJerseyJoe · 4 replies
    Paying appropriate tribute and due respect to various flags on July 4. Movie budget: $0 Materials cost: less than $1 (paper and inkjet printing) Creatively sticking it to the proper parties: Priceless For horrible stuff, there's Obama, ISIS, liberals/Democrats/communists, NWO types, and rainbow people. For everything else, there's 'MERICA.
  • EXCLUSIVE – Sarah Palin: An Appeal to Heaven

    06/27/2015 7:47:00 AM PDT · by KC_Lion · 27 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 27th, 2015 | Sarah Palin
    And the “Flag Attack” rages on! In Arkansas there is a flag battle, but not the one you’ve been reading about. The Bradley County Courthouse has flown an historic flag just below our stars and stripes; it features a simple evergreen tree and the phrase “Appeal to Heaven.” The ATH flag has a rich history, being first commissioned by George Washington to fly over Navy schooners during the Revolutionary War. Washington knew the colonies needed God’s intervention as they battled for freedom – they had no recourse but to call on God. The appeal to heaven ultimately granted America freedom....
  • The Confederate flag is not enough: Why our new race debate misses the point

    06/25/2015 3:05:10 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 146 replies
    Salon ^ | June 25, 2015 | Nico Lang
    Responding to widespread public pressure, South Carolina governor Nikki Haley is calling for the removal of the Confederate flag from the State Capitol inCharleston. Although my colleague, S.E. Smith, pointed out that Haley has no power to actually remove it, she has joined other GOP politicians in denouncing the flag—including Lindsey Graham, Mitt Romney, and Donald Trump. In addition, Walmart and Amazon have dropped all apparel donning the flag, while Virginia is dropping the flag as an option from their personalized license plates. While it’s absolutely time for the flag to go the way of the dodo, it’s hardly a...
  • Take Down the Fascist, Anti-Christian Gay-Pride Flag

    06/23/2015 8:48:28 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6-23-2015 | John Nolte
    Under the banner of what is dishonestly called a gay pride or gay “rights” flag, hate, fascism, and intolerance has festered for years, specifically against Christians and conservatives. Under the auspices of a “rights and equality” symbol, Leftists have been on a rampage to take way the rights of others through bullying, lies, and online terrorism. The list of misdeeds and victims resulting from an increasingly emboldened Big Gay Hate Machine continues to grow. Under this banner of hate, people are outed against their will, terrorized out of business merely for being Christian, bullied and harassed for thoughtcrimes; moreover, “hate...
  • Florida Gov. Signs Bill to Require U.S. Made Flags

    06/11/2015 10:44:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Cities, counties and the state of Florida will have to purchase state and American flags made in the United States under a bill signed into law by Gov. Rick Scott. Scott signed the "All American Flag Act" and 47 other bills on Thursday. He also vetoed a bill related to the licensing and regulation of engineers. Local government and state agencies will have to start following the flag mandate after Jan. 1. Information compiled by legislative staff showed the vast majority of flags bought in the state are already American-made. The flag bill triggered a debate on the House floor....
  • Justices reject appeal by US flag-wearing students (Morgan Hill CA)

    03/30/2015 7:53:58 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 30, 2015 9:44 AM EDT
    The Supreme Court has denied an appeal from former California high school students who were ordered to turn their American flag T-shirts inside out during a celebration of the Cinco de Mayo holiday at school. The justices did not comment Monday in leaving in place an appellate ruling that found that school officials acted appropriately because their concerns about racial violence outweighed students’ freedom of expression rights. Administrators feared the American-flag shirts would enflame (sic) the passions of Latino students celebrating the Mexican holiday. …
  • American flag case: U.S. Supreme Court ends Morgan Hill flap over shirts

    03/30/2015 2:46:30 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 30 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | 03/30/2015 | Howard Mintz
    Turning away a legal plea literally wrapped in the American flag, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to intervene in a controversial case involving a South Bay high school's discipline of students who chose to wear flag-adorned shirts during a 2010 Cinco de Mayo celebration. The high court's action left intact a federal appeals court ruling last year that found Live Oak High School officials had the legal right to order students wearing the American flag shirts to turn them inside out or go home.
  • Why UC Students Voted to Remove American Flag

    03/17/2015 4:05:12 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 3-17-2015 | Dennis Prager
    Two weeks ago, a group of students at the University of California at Irvine removed a U.S. flag from a common area of the student-government suite. Shortly afterwards, six undergraduate members of the Legislative Council of the Associated Students of UCI (ASUCI) passed a resolution banning the display of the flags of any nation in the office lobby. The resolution was authored by student Matthew Guevara of the School of Social Ecology. Among the reasons the legislative council objected to the American flag were: “The American flag has been flown in instances of colonialism and imperialism.” “A common ideological understanding...
  • Student Gov’t Meeting Over UCI Flag Flap Canceled Due To ‘Violence’ Threat

    03/10/2015 11:02:24 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    CBSLA.com/AP) ^ | Stacey Butler
    As KCAL9’s Stacey Butler reports, vocal crowds gathered outside the student center at UCI on Tuesday evening. A student government meeting at UC Irvine scheduled for Tuesday evening was canceled due what school officials described as a violent threat. Officials would not specify the threat, but described it as a “viable threat of violence” that was serious enough to cancel the meeting, which was planned in response to a vote last week to ban the display of all flags before a higher student panel overturned it. The meeting this evening was to discuss overriding the veto, according to UCI spokeswoman...
  • Lawmakers outraged over American flag ban at UC campus

    03/09/2015 2:36:28 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | March 9, 2015 | By Melody Gutierrez
    State Republican lawmakers said they will introduce a constitutional amendment that would prohibit state funded colleges and universities from banning the American flag on campuses, a move that comes a week after a student government council at UC Irvine banned the flag from being displayed in a school lobby. UC Irvine’s broader student government body vetoed the controversial measure on Saturday. But, Sen. Janet Nguyen and fellow Republicans said they will move forward with the constitutional amendment. Nguyen and her family fled Vietnam as refugees, which Reeder said made the issue of banning the American flag personal. “For her it’s...
  • Blowback for flag-banning student government at UC Irvine? Recall petition

    03/09/2015 10:57:57 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 23 replies
    am thinker ^ | 3/9/15 | t lifson
    The anti-America brainwashing of the American education system reached some kind of apogee with the vote of the UC Irvine student council (the “Associated Students of the University of California”) to ban the American flag in its main lobby, on a vote of 6 yea, 4 nay, and 2 abstentions. That ban was overridden by the executive committee of the student council on a 4-1 vote, perhaps aware of the damage being done to the value of a degree from that school. Now, there is the beginning of blowback for the original majority from a group calling itself Americanstrong:
  • UC Irvine Student: U.S. Flag Banned to Avoid ‘Triggering’ Hurt Feelings Among Illegals

    03/08/2015 6:48:08 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 44 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 03/08/2015 | Adelle Nazarian
    IRVINE, California — Students at the University of California Irvine (UCI) spoke to Breitbart News Sunday, sharing their shock and disappointment at recent legislation by six members of UCI’s Associated Students (ASUCI) to remove an American flag from their building’s lobby this past Thursday.
  • (University of California - Irvine) Student council vetoes American flag ban

    03/08/2015 1:34:28 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 17 replies
    WMUR.com ^ | 03/08/2015 | Emanuella Grinberg
    Resolution would have banned hanging flags of any nation in the lobby of student government offices (CNN) —Student leaders at the University of California-Irvine vetoed a resolution on Saturday that would have banned hanging flags of any nation, including America's Stars and Stripes, in the lobby of student government offices, amid widespread criticism from students and alumni. The Legislative Council of the Associated Students of the University of California, Irvine's passed the resolution, "Flags and decoration adjustment for inclusivity," in a 6-4 vote Tuesday with the stated intention of creating a "more inclusive" environment.The resolution said "the American flag is...
  • UC Irvine reverses American flag ban

    03/07/2015 7:50:29 PM PST · by Pox · 16 replies
    Foxnew.com ^ | 03/07/2015 | Todd Starnes
    The Star-Spangled Banner will once again wave at the University of California, Irvine, after student government leaders nixed a bid to ban the American flag from a campus lobby. Members of the executive cabinet of the Associated Students of UC Irvine met Saturday in an emergency session to reverse the flag ban.
  • UC Irvine Bans “Imperialist” US Flag from Inclusive Spaces

    03/07/2015 6:16:03 PM PST · by servo1969 · 20 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 3-7-2015 | Michael Strickland
    University of California, Irvine has banned the “imperialist” American flag in “inclusive” spaces. Portions of the official resolution read: Whereas flags not only serve as symbols of patriotism or weapons for nationalism, but also construct cultural mythologies and narratives that in turn charge nationalistic sentiments.Whereas the American flag has been flown in instances of colonialism and imperialism.Whereas symbolism has negative and positive aspects that are interpreted differently by individuals.Whereas designing a culturally inclusive space is taken seriously by ASUCIWhereas the removal of barriers is the best option at promoting an inclusive space.Whereas it is a psychological effect for individuals to...
  • U. California students remove offensive American flag from 'inclusive' space

    03/07/2015 1:31:54 PM PST · by detective · 34 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | March 6, 2015 | Caleb Bonham and Kaitlyn Schallhorn
    The Associated Students of University of California, Irvine (ASUCI) voted Tuesday to remove all flags, including American flags, from an inclusive space on campus because of their offensive nature. The bill, R50-70, was authored by Social Ecology Representative Matthew Guevara, and accuses all flags, especially, the American flag, of being “symbols of patriotism or weapons for nationalism.”
  • Multiculturalism: We Wave the White (can I say that?) Flag

    03/07/2015 7:57:50 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 3-7-2015 | MOTUS
    What are we teaching the children? Students at the University of California, Irvine have voted to make their school a more “culturally inclusive” place by banning the American flag. The Associated Students of University of California (ASUCI) passed a resolution March 3 that would remove the Stars & Stripes along with every other flag from the lobby of a complex housing the offices of the student government. Last week the children of UC Irvine determined that: The American flag has been flown in instances of colonialism and imperialism. Flags not only serve as symbols of patriotism or weapons for nationalism,...
  • Students at UC Irvine vote to ban American flag

    03/06/2015 3:59:31 PM PST · by jazusamo · 71 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 6, 2015 | Todd Starnes
    <p>Students at the University of California, Irvine have voted to make their school a more “culturally inclusive” place by banning the American flag.</p> <p>The Associated Students of University of California (ASUCI) passed a resolution March 3 that would remove the Stars & Stripes along with every other flag from the lobby of a complex housing the offices of the student government.</p>
  • U. California students remove offensive American flag from 'inclusive' space

    03/06/2015 10:26:30 AM PST · by grundle · 45 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | March 6, 2015 | Caleb Bonham and Kaitlyn Schallhorn
    The Associated Students of University of California, Irvine voted to ban hanging flags in its main lobby. The flag banning legislation passed with six yea votes, four nay, and two abstentions. he Associated Students of University of California, Irvine (ASUCI) voted Tuesday to remove all flags, including American flags, from an inclusive space on campus because of their offensive nature. The bill, R50-70, was authored by Social Ecology Representative Matthew Guevara, and accuses all flags, especially, the American flag, of being “symbols of patriotism or weapons for nationalism.” “[F]lags construct paradigms of conformity and sets [sic] homogenized standards for others...
  • UC IRVINE STUDENT EXECUTIVE COUNCIL VETOES FLAG BAN

    03/07/2015 5:28:45 PM PST · by kingu · 12 replies
    IRVINE, Calif. (KABC) -- UC Irvine's student executive council vetoed Saturday a resolution passed by the school's student legislative body earlier this week that banned hanging a flag from any nation in the lobby area of student government offices. "We fundamentally disagree with the actions taken by ASUCI Legislative Council and their passage of R50-70 as counter to the ideals that allow us to operate as an autonomous student government organization with the freedoms of speech and expression associated with it. It is these very symbols that represent our constitutional rights that have allowed for our representative creation and our...
  • Banning Homogenized Idiots

    03/09/2015 5:19:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 9, 2015 | Mike Adams
    Author’s note: Much of the material from this column was stolen from my friends Kaitlyn and Caleb over at Campus Reform (see www.CampusReform.org). I don’t apologize for the theft. It’s punishment for continuing to associate with people who post foodies on Facebook. I’ve often said that we should ban the rainbow flag from campus because it’s offensive to conservative Christians, orthodox Jews, and immoderate Muslims (read: Muslims). But I’m only kidding when I say it. I’m simply trying to poke fun at campus administrators who often claim they want to ban offensive speech without considering that much their own speech...
  • Stop the Insanity: BBQ pitmasters told to take down American flags

    03/03/2015 5:56:52 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | 03/03/2015 | Todd Starnes
    Nothing says America quite like smoking a pork butt and flying Old Glory. “The sport of professional barbecue is extremely American and family oriented,” said pitmaster Jeff Petkevicius. So you can imagine Jeff’s extreme displeasure when organizers of an Alabama barbecue competition ordered him – along with other competitors to take down the American flags hanging from their barbecue trailers.
  • Canada adopts maple leaf flag [50 years ago today]

    02/15/2015 7:30:30 AM PST · by matt1234 · 41 replies
    history.com ^ | 2/15/2015 | unknown
    In accordance with a formal proclamation by Queen Elizabeth II of England, a new Canadian national flag is raised above Parliament Hill in Ottawa, the capital of Canada. Beginning in 1610, Lower Canada, a new British colony, flew Great Britain's Union Jack, or Royal Union Flag. In 1763, as a result of the French and Indian Wars, France lost its sizable colonial possessions in Canada, and the Union Jack flew all across the wide territory of Canada. In 1867, the Dominion of Canada was established as a self-governing federation within the British Empire, and three years later a new flag,...
  • Libyan ship spotted off Malta coast

    02/23/2011 8:36:57 AM PST · by Red Badger · 22 replies
    Al-Jazeera ^ | 02-23-2011 | Staff
    Italian navy says it is monitoring a Libyan "naval asset" in the Mediterranean, but is not clear about its intention. The Italian navy has told Al Jazeera it is monitoring a Libyan "naval asset" that has stalled off the coast of Malta. Malta is the closest European Union member to Libya and is located just 340km north of Libyan shores in the Mediterranean Sea. Al Jazeera's Cal Perry, reporting from Malta on Tuesday, said: "We're talking to a very senior source inside the Italian army and what he's telling us basically is that this ship has been spotted off the...
  • This Brilliant Graphic Shows You Which Country Discovered Every Element In The Periodic Table

    04/28/2014 5:10:34 AM PDT · by blam · 79 replies
    BI ^ | 4-28-2014 | , Business Insider Australia
    This Brilliant Graphic Shows You Which Country Discovered Every Element In The Periodic Table Alex Heber, Business Insider Australia April 28, 2014 When it comes to discovering elements the United Kingdom is at the top of the table. This periodic table graphic was posted by Google Science Fair on Sunday and shows which nations discovered each element on the periodic table. Leading the charge, the UK has discovered 24 elements, closely followed by the US with 21, Sweden with 20 and Germany with 19. A number of old favorites including gold, mercury and copper are listed as “ancient discovery” and...
  • 3 in custody, accused of vandalizing American flags in Oceanside neighborhood

    09/23/2014 10:01:41 PM PDT · by Jagdgewehr · 16 replies
    ABC 10 News San Diego ^ | 3:53 PM, Sep 23, 2014 | City News Service
    OCEANSIDE, Calif. - Three 18-year-olds were behind bars Tuesday on suspicion of defacing American flags in a North County senior housing neighborhood last summer. Ruben Jimenez, Daniel Moran and Breanna Alexis Serrato allegedly spray-painted the three flags -- writing "(expletive) USA" on one of them -- in the 3800 block of Rosemary Way in Oceanside late on the evening of July 18, according to Lt. Leonard Cosby. A surveillance camera captured images of the crimes, he said.
  • American Flags Out, Mexican Flags In at American Schools

    09/21/2014 7:04:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    godfather politics ^ | 9/21/14 | Gary DeMar
    The courts and their pontificating judges have gone crazy. We shouldn’t be surprised if judges who don’t know the difference between male and female anatomy don’t know the difference between America and Mexico and the American flag and a foreign flag: “The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals let stand its February ruling in favor of Live Oak High School administrators, who argued that a history of problems on the Mexican holiday [Cinco de Mayo] justified the decision to act against the American flag-wearing students. Officials at the Morgan Hill school ordered the students to either cover up the shirts...
  • American flags replaced with white flags on Brooklyn Bridge

    07/22/2014 10:51:36 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 35 replies
    ABC ^ | 7/22/2014 | ABC
    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.
  • White flags flying from Brooklyn Bridge, cops probe breach ( NYC )

    07/22/2014 7:51:21 AM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 22, 2014 | Natasha Velez and Larry Celona
    In a stunning security breach, the giant American flags at the top of both sides of the Brooklyn Bridge were replaced by white flags overnight, cops said. The two new flags appear to be American flags that were painted over white — the traditional symbol for “surrender” — and were flying Tuesday morning from both towers. ... The NYPD’s Emergency Service Unit will is replacing the white flags with American flags as they set up a crime scene
  • Jimmy Carter’s grandson: People have right to sport Confederate battle flag license plate

    04/21/2014 4:52:14 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4/21/14 | Seth McLaughlin
    The grandson of former President Jimmy Carter, who is running for governor in Georgia, suggested Monday that if he wins the gubernatorial race he will not stop the state from issuing license plates featuring the Confederate battle flag. During an appearance on MSNBC’s “The Daily Rundown,” state Sen. Jason Carter, a Democrat, said people have the right to sport the Sons of Confederate Veterans-backed license plate, which features an image of the Confederate flag. He also said he would rather have people focus their attention on the role that Georgia and its leaders played in the civil rights movement.
  • Flags of Crimea and of Sevastopol to be hung in Federation Council on March 24

    03/18/2014 4:39:30 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 4 replies
    Itar-Tass ^ | 03/18/2014 | Itar-Tass
    MOSCOW, March 18, 23:35 /ITAR-TASS/. Flags of Crimea and of Sevastopol will be hung on the premises of the Federation Council on Monday, March 24, Speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matviyenko said on Tuesday at the meeting with a delegation of Crimea and Sevastopol. “Two more flags will be added to a row of flags [on the ground floor of the Federation Council premises] on Monday,” Matviyenko said. Flags of all entities of the Russian Federation are hung on the ground floor of the building in which the Federation Council is located. Earlier in the day, Russian President Vladimir...
  • In a flap over flags: If Scotland goes it alone, what flag does the rest of the UK wave?

    12/05/2013 2:49:25 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 79 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 5th December 2013 | Jim Norton
    After nearly 400 years of symbolising four nations united in one flag, what would the Union Flag look like without the blue and white of the Saltire? The question is being posed by flag experts after a poll found nearly 65 per cent were in favour of changing the flag if Scotland votes Yes to independence. The vexillologists, as they are known, have come up with designs that could replace the familiar red, white and blue flag.
  • Pink penalty flags won’t return next weekend

    10/07/2013 12:18:05 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 87 replies
    NBC ^ | October 7, 2013 | Josh Alper
    Every October, pink becomes one of the primary colors on display around the NFL as part of the league’s breast cancer awareness campaign. Last year, the league had the referees in a Dolphins-Jets game use pink penalty flags and they extended it to the entire league on Sunday. Given all of the other pink on uniforms, around the field and on television graphics, it made it hard to see when a flag was down.
  • Abandoned ship: Sailors left adrift by transport firms' legal battles

    10/05/2013 7:08:42 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10-4-13 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    <p>Supplies were dwindling, his 20-man crew had not been paid for months and Captain Khan Jubair Niaz was desperate as his ship drifted aimlessly in the Gulf of Suez.</p> <p>“We have not committed any crime and yet we are being punished,” Niaz wrote in a plaintive email to the Sailors' Society, a 200-year-old, United Kingdom-based nonprofit that specializes in ministering to merchant seafarers. “I just want to go home. I am not interested in money. If I die here on this ship, then money is no good to me.”</p>
  • The American Flags We Left on The Moon Have All Turned White

    08/02/2013 1:52:52 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 60 replies
    Space Industry News ^ | 7/20/13 | William Waldon
    Since the United States landed on the Moon on July 20th 1969, there has been an American flag standing on its surface. While 5 out of the 6 flags still stand (Neil Armstrong reported that Apollo 11′s flag was knocked over by engine thrust), the colors of Old Glory have faded due to the Suns harsh radiation.“From the LROC images it is now certain that the American flags are still standing and casting shadows at all of the sites, except Apollo 11,” LROC principal investigator Mark Robinson wrote. “Astronaut Buzz Aldrin reported that the flag was blown over by the exhaust from the ascent...
  • The Flags of the American Revolution

    07/04/2013 7:59:30 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 45 replies
    Various ^ | July 4, 2013 | The People of the US
    I thought this would be an appropriate reference for today. God Bless America.Franklin's Woodcut from 1754...not a flagBunker HillThe Bedford FlagFirst Troop Philadelphia City Cavalry First Pennsylvania RiflesThe Gadsden FlagNavy JackThe Hanover Associator's FlagGeneral Sullivan's FlagFlag of General Washington's Life GuardGeneral Washington's HQ FlagThe Culpepper (VA) Minute MenBenningtonFlag of the Grand Union