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(Patch)   Among the flags at Trump's rally was a replica of the oldest flag in the US, which dates back to the French and Indian War. The town that owns the original isn't flattered by the imitation   (patch.com) divider line
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2021-01-12 11:58:37 PM  
All these flags I'm assuming are a desperate attempt to loan an air of legitimacy to this idiotic group, and bolster their own inner inadequacy saying that they're not really heroes at all.

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2021-01-13 12:13:12 AM  
My Latin is rusty, but "victory or death"?
 
2021-01-13 1:51:32 AM  

pxlboy: My Latin is rusty, but "victory or death"?


I'm going to stand on a crusty decaying limb and say "Vince aut Vorerire" Conquer or Die

Ah yes lest crusty

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bedford​_​Flag
 
2021-01-13 5:40:47 AM  
So story, mostly not so cool in general.  Never made national news, so I would call it a 'snafu'?

Some idiot thought I should decide on design choices for a windows form app, this was almost 20 years ago, by the way....   

I choose a white background, I had to add a US flag and a Japanese flag near the radio buttons, so I took the initial ones.

And the US flag looked fine, but that Japanese flag....White background with white flag with a red dot in the center...  That didn't seem to work the way I wanted it to.

So, remembering my Japanese heritage, I knew there were other flags that had more color that could stand out........  yep, I choose the rising sun flag that was used by the japanese imperial navy.

The application was being made for Taiwan.

/oops
 
2021-01-13 5:46:31 AM  

MrSplifferton: So story, mostly not so cool in general.  Never made national news, so I would call it a 'snafu'?

Some idiot thought I should decide on design choices for a windows form app, this was almost 20 years ago, by the way....   

I choose a white background, I had to add a US flag and a Japanese flag near the radio buttons, so I took the initial ones.

And the US flag looked fine, but that Japanese flag....White background with white flag with a red dot in the center...  That didn't seem to work the way I wanted it to.

So, remembering my Japanese heritage, I knew there were other flags that had more color that could stand out........  yep, I choose the rising sun flag that was used by the japanese imperial navy.

The application was being made for Taiwan.

/oops


That's one hell of a CSB.

If it makes you feel any better, the Imperial Japanese occupation of Taiwan was fairly enlightened by the standards of the times, with a great deal of new public works, schools, roads and hospitals. Many older Taiwanese actually remember it fondly, as crazy as that might sound, given the Imperial army's conduct in China, Manchuria, and elsewhere.
 
2021-01-13 5:47:21 AM  
The ultimate USA cultural appropriation.
 
2021-01-13 5:51:07 AM  

aagrajag: MrSplifferton: So story, mostly not so cool in general.  Never made national news, so I would call it a 'snafu'?

Some idiot thought I should decide on design choices for a windows form app, this was almost 20 years ago, by the way....   

I choose a white background, I had to add a US flag and a Japanese flag near the radio buttons, so I took the initial ones.

And the US flag looked fine, but that Japanese flag....White background with white flag with a red dot in the center...  That didn't seem to work the way I wanted it to.

So, remembering my Japanese heritage, I knew there were other flags that had more color that could stand out........  yep, I choose the rising sun flag that was used by the japanese imperial navy.

The application was being made for Taiwan.

/oops

That's one hell of a CSB.

If it makes you feel any better, the Imperial Japanese occupation of Taiwan was fairly enlightened by the standards of the times, with a great deal of new public works, schools, roads and hospitals. Many older Taiwanese actually remember it fondly, as crazy as that might sound, given the Imperial army's conduct in China, Manchuria, and elsewhere.


That was not relayed to me in my boss's response at the time, at all.
It reminded me of working with someone like Gordon Ramsey, tbh.
 
2021-01-13 5:51:52 AM  

MrSplifferton: So story, mostly not so cool in general.  Never made national news, so I would call it a 'snafu'?

Some idiot thought I should decide on design choices for a windows form app, this was almost 20 years ago, by the way....   

I choose a white background, I had to add a US flag and a Japanese flag near the radio buttons, so I took the initial ones.

And the US flag looked fine, but that Japanese flag....White background with white flag with a red dot in the center...  That didn't seem to work the way I wanted it to.

So, remembering my Japanese heritage, I knew there were other flags that had more color that could stand out........  yep, I choose the rising sun flag that was used by the japanese imperial navy.

The application was being made for Taiwan.

/oops


Whats wrong with that? Taiwan is like bizarro-world Korea: they remember Japanese occupation fondly and wish they hadn't left.
 
2021-01-13 5:54:52 AM  

MrSplifferton: aagrajag: MrSplifferton: So story, mostly not so cool in general.  Never made national news, so I would call it a 'snafu'?

Some idiot thought I should decide on design choices for a windows form app, this was almost 20 years ago, by the way....   

I choose a white background, I had to add a US flag and a Japanese flag near the radio buttons, so I took the initial ones.

And the US flag looked fine, but that Japanese flag....White background with white flag with a red dot in the center...  That didn't seem to work the way I wanted it to.

So, remembering my Japanese heritage, I knew there were other flags that had more color that could stand out........  yep, I choose the rising sun flag that was used by the japanese imperial navy.

The application was being made for Taiwan.

/oops

That's one hell of a CSB.

If it makes you feel any better, the Imperial Japanese occupation of Taiwan was fairly enlightened by the standards of the times, with a great deal of new public works, schools, roads and hospitals. Many older Taiwanese actually remember it fondly, as crazy as that might sound, given the Imperial army's conduct in China, Manchuria, and elsewhere.

That was not relayed to me in my boss's response at the time, at all.
It reminded me of working with someone like Gordon Ramsey, tbh.


I'm sure not everyone was pleased. What I posted was communicate by a Taiwanese in-law of mine.
 
2021-01-13 5:56:15 AM  
is an insult to Cornet Nathaniel Page and all those who served our town and our nation as minutemen, citizens, soldiers and public servants."

Seeing as how they are all dead, I'm sure they'll get over it.
 
2021-01-13 5:57:59 AM  
When I saw this photo:
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I wondered if the guy from Georgia who killed himself was near/involved with that flag.
 
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2021-01-13 6:22:49 AM  
Overheard the day before: "Samantha, give us a few hundred words on a topic nobody cares about."
 
2021-01-13 6:26:35 AM  
According to the town website, Bedford's flag is celebrated as the flag carried by the Bedford Minuteman, Nathaniel Page, to the Concord Bridge on April 19, 1775, the beginning of the American Revolution.

So it's already a flag associated with sedition and the overthrow of a properly constituted government.
 
2021-01-13 6:31:26 AM  
Not a helpful article.
This is what the Bedrock Colonial Flag looked like

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2021-01-13 6:32:42 AM  
Look, it's their own fault for having a flag.
 
2021-01-13 6:33:50 AM  
Thank heavens TFA didn't include a photo of the flag we're all talking about.
 
2021-01-13 6:42:04 AM  
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2021-01-13 6:53:47 AM  
I think it's starting to sink in to peoples heads just what happened and what they tried to do.
 
2021-01-13 7:01:30 AM  
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2021-01-13 7:04:53 AM  

Barricaded Gunman: Thank heavens TFA didn't include a photo of the flag we're all talking about.


they did, but is was part of a graphic
 
2021-01-13 7:14:23 AM  
As someone who lives near Bedford, this pissed me off when I saw it on the news.
 
2021-01-13 7:15:11 AM  
They mean well.
 
2021-01-13 7:17:00 AM  
Well the American Revolution was a great act of treason itself so it has all come full circle.
 
2021-01-13 7:25:29 AM  
Replica? Pfft whatever. FALSE FLAG.
 
2021-01-13 7:28:28 AM  
Is it true that one of the moron militia was carrying a Gadsden flag and got trampled.  Please, let it be true.
 
2021-01-13 7:32:45 AM  
Hey, show some respect! That flag was last flown during a bloody insurrection in which a bunch of Americans rebelled against their government and overthrew the rightful head of...
 
2021-01-13 7:33:41 AM  
That just further proves via symbolism that they intended to tie this action to that of the American revolution.  Their intent was to revolt against the government of the USA.

So much for the "I was just caught up in the moment" defense.
 
2021-01-13 7:51:41 AM  

advex101: Is it true that one of the moron militia was carrying a Gadsden flag and got trampled.  Please, let it be true.


There's even pictures!

/Bonus!
//Double Trouble!
///Slashies!

https://www.cbs46.com/news/friend-of-​k​ennesaw-woman-killed-in-capitol-riot-r​ecounts-her-final-moments/article_c36b​3146-515c-11eb-adfd-a32b248f9815.html
 
2021-01-13 7:58:57 AM  

Orallo: advex101: Is it true that one of the moron militia was carrying a Gadsden flag and got trampled.  Please, let it be true.

There's even pictures!

/Bonus!
//Double Trouble!
///Slashies!

https://www.cbs46.com/news/friend-of-k​ennesaw-woman-killed-in-capitol-riot-r​ecounts-her-final-moments/article_c36b​3146-515c-11eb-adfd-a32b248f9815.html


"...his sister-in-law was "really passionate about her beliefs"...

So was a certain German nationalist.

Godwin's Law is in abeyance until Biden's inauguration, BTW.
 
2021-01-13 8:28:13 AM  

aagrajag: Orallo: advex101: Is it true that one of the moron militia was carrying a Gadsden flag and got trampled.  Please, let it be true.

There's even pictures!

/Bonus!
//Double Trouble!
///Slashies!

https://www.cbs46.com/news/friend-of-k​ennesaw-woman-killed-in-capitol-riot-r​ecounts-her-final-moments/article_c36b​3146-515c-11eb-adfd-a32b248f9815.html

"...his sister-in-law was "really passionate about her beliefs"...

So was a certain German nationalist.

Godwin's Law is in abeyance until Biden's inauguration, BTW.


Dude, he already weighed in on this, in 2017.

https://gizmodo.com/godwin-of-godwins​-​law-by-all-means-compare-these-shi-179​7807646
 
2021-01-13 8:39:32 AM  

ThatGuyFromTheInternet: As someone who lives near Bedford, this pissed me off when I saw it on the news.


As someone else who lives near Bedford, I'm right there with you, Internet Guy.

Bedford itself is the sleepiest of sleepy suburban towns.  Leafy, liberal and loaded.  There's so little going on in town that the teens that live there refer to it as "Deadford".
 
2021-01-13 8:47:44 AM  

RTOGUY: Well the American Revolution was a great act of treason itself so it has all come full circle.


It's not treason if you win.
 
2021-01-13 8:55:22 AM  

The Parkway Mystic: ThatGuyFromTheInternet: As someone who lives near Bedford, this pissed me off when I saw it on the news.

As someone else who lives near Bedford, I'm right there with you, Internet Guy.

Bedford itself is the sleepiest of sleepy suburban towns.  Leafy, liberal and loaded.  There's so little going on in town that the teens that live there refer to it as "Deadford".


They have on hell of a flag though. I love all the colonial/revolutionary history we have around here. I hate seeing it abused by traitors.
 
2021-01-13 9:23:09 AM  
Yeah! That person is in double secret trouble now! That happened what, a week ago? People still talking about it. Pssshhh. On to the next distraction..
 
2021-01-13 10:03:29 AM  
I gotta say it's a pretty good looking flag.  Although it looks more heraldry and "ye olde world" looking than an "American type" flag.

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2021-01-13 10:08:31 AM  
If they want a revolution like the old days, they should go somewhere else and start there. The original patriots weren't trying to storm Parliament. Most people are quite happy here. If you're not, leave. There's no requirement for everyone else to be unhappy with you.

/like dealing with preteens
 
2021-01-13 10:29:59 AM  

RTOGUY: Well the American Revolution was a great act of treason itself so it has all come full circle.


If treason doth prosper, none dare call it treason.
 
2021-01-13 10:36:40 AM  

RTOGUY: Well the American Revolution was a great act of treason itself so it has all come full circle.


And then there's

British America: " Hey France."
France: " Quoi ?"
British America: " Let's have a war. We can con the native tribes into killing each other for us so we don't loose too many troops."
France: " Oui."
British America: See you at noon?"
France: "OK."
 
2021-01-13 10:42:58 AM  

Night Train to Wakanda: I think it's starting to sink in to peoples heads just what happened and what they tried to do.


what did the try to do? It certainly wasn't to overthrow a government.
 
2021-01-13 11:21:56 AM  

Moosedick Gladys Greengroin: RTOGUY: Well the American Revolution was a great act of treason itself so it has all come full circle.

And then there's

British America: " Hey France."
France: " Quoi ?"
British America: " Let's have a war. We can con the native tribes into killing each other for us so we don't loose too many troops."
France: " Oui."
British America: See you at noon?"
France: "OK."


I think you need to read up a bit on the French and Indian War.

See also: the Seven Years War.
 
2021-01-13 11:33:32 AM  

RTOGUY: Well the American Revolution was a great act of treason itself so it has all come full circle.


But back then they knew they were dead if they failed. I don't think these idiots quite grasp what is going on until their doors get kicked in.
 
2021-01-13 12:20:33 PM  
Most of these idiots have no concept of what their flags stand for. They only think they look cool.
 
2021-01-13 2:50:36 PM  
Remember this song, lyrics got watered down for the FIFA games.

K'naan - Wavin' Flag (Original Song)
Youtube VXSJoVL2Vp0
 
2021-01-13 9:56:01 PM  

SirEattonHogg: I gotta say it's a pretty good looking flag.  Although it looks more heraldry and "ye olde world" looking than an "American type" flag.

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There was the whole "before America was a thing", thing happening  when that flag was made.
 
2021-01-13 9:57:22 PM  

The Parkway Mystic: ThatGuyFromTheInternet: As someone who lives near Bedford, this pissed me off when I saw it on the news.

As someone else who lives near Bedford, I'm right there with you, Internet Guy.

Bedford itself is the sleepiest of sleepy suburban towns.  Leafy, liberal and loaded.  There's so little going on in town that the teens that live there refer to it as "Deadford".


Bedford resident here.

No, we do not believe this is appropriate.
 
2021-01-13 10:38:17 PM  

The Parkway Mystic: ThatGuyFromTheInternet: As someone who lives near Bedford, this pissed me off when I saw it on the news.

As someone else who lives near Bedford, I'm right there with you, Internet Guy.

Bedford itself is the sleepiest of sleepy suburban towns.  Leafy, liberal and loaded.  There's so little going on in town that the teens that live there refer to it as "Deadford".


For sleepy, it sure has a farkload of stuff compared to some other nearby towns. Office parks along Middlesex Turnpike, decent shopping on 4/225(/62), all of which then branch off to have not-much as they pass towns to the north and west.  Half of an Air Force Base/airport.

Compare to neighboring Carlisle, which has... uh... zero, zip, zilch, none of the above.  (And is probably even more leafy, more liberal, and more loaded...)
 
2021-01-14 11:59:13 AM  

GrumpyOldFool: SirEattonHogg: I gotta say it's a pretty good looking flag.  Although it looks more heraldry and "ye olde world" looking than an "American type" flag.

[Fark user image 483x475]

There was the whole "before America was a thing", thing happening  when that flag was made.


Boy, I bet you're just patting yourself on the back with that "clever" comeback.
 
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