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Mon, 26 Mar 2018 10:17:01 +0000

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Comment on How Have You Disrespected The Flag? by SAID BELHADJ (@said_rtoss1)

Mon, 01 Jan 2018 00:53:52 +0000

Great article Rick....I ve seen some of the worst dictators use (and abuse) the flag for ego and political and power profiteering....like for example a dead-ling president in my ex-home country of Algeria....



Comment on Jingo Bells. Jingo All The Way by How Have You Disrespected The Flag? | Systems Savvy

Sun, 31 Dec 2017 20:57:13 +0000

[…] just wrote about my feelings regarding what I consider to be a truly overzealous display of the American flag […]



Comment on Jingo Bells. Jingo All The Way by Rick Ladd

Sun, 31 Dec 2017 20:21:23 +0000

I was wondering what those flags were. I haven't seen them anywhere around here, but I have seen some pics from people on Facebook; usually Trump supporters. Hmm. I've decided to post some of my Photoshop efforts and one of them is a montage of ways NOT to show the flag. I'm going to try and post it today.



Comment on Jingo Bells. Jingo All The Way by gBRETTmiller

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 22:07:57 +0000

You’re not crazy, I have the same feelings about how the flag should be displayed (and how it shouldn’t be). Since I am a veteran most people assume that, for example, I take offense at NFL players kneeling during the National Anthem. They are usually quite surprised when I tell them what really offends me is the playing of the National Anthem at a commercial athletic event. I don’t know if they have them in SoCal, but here in St. Louis there is a prevalence of “modified” flags intended to show support for police officers, with one of the red stripes replaced with a blue stripe or, in some cases, the entire flag redone in a blue color scheme with the center stripe in black. And don’t get me started on the Old Glory bikinis and boxer shorts. Your post here also brought to mind a couple of lines from the song “Territories” by Rush (from the late ‘80s): Better the pride that resides In a citizen of the world, Than the pride that divides When a colorful rag is unfurled. Not saying you can’t have pride in country or that there is no place for patriotism, but worshipping the flag isn’t the way to go about it.



Comment on Is It Time To Revolt Yet? by vyrgrl1

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 00:39:33 +0000

Rick, I worry that we, the American people , will just allow us to slide on into some horrible fascist regime and we all sit w our thumbs in our mouth. I keep hoping our special interest groups will sound the clarion when it’s time . But I know this issue of when worries all of us who have been yelling since last year. Sigh. (Beverly Dona Quixote)



Comment on Reflections On My Second Life by vyrgrl1

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 21:37:01 +0000

YIKES! THAT is beyond unnerving and harrowing. Glad you were finally safe.



Comment on For Posterity (In Case We Survive) by tracymmaurer

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 19:31:05 +0000

I've thought more about this, and realize I might have come off as on the side of the people doing the harm. Te be crystal clear, I do not condone these kinds of actions, nor do I blame the victims. I recognize that something other than firing someone needs to be done for us to have a chance of orchestrating a real, lasting change.



Comment on Sometimes I Wonder Why I Care by Rick Ladd

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 05:33:52 +0000

Similarly, it's really hard to imagine nothingness for eternity once you've experienced somethingness. ;)



Comment on Sometimes I Wonder Why I Care by gBRETTmiller

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 23:29:11 +0000

It is really hard to not care about something when you really do.