Welcome Guest
Log In | Register )
You last visited December 3, 2016, 12:35 pm
All times shown are
Eastern Time (GMT-5:00)

British Columbia Lottery taking bets on US election

5290 replies. Last post 1 hour ago by dr65.

Page 351 of 353
3.918
PrintE-mailLink
grwurston's avatar - Cute animals_Spider.jpg
Winning makes me smile.
bel air maryland
United States
Member #90251
April 24, 2010
4852 Posts
Offline
Posted: December 1, 2016, 7:12 pm - IP Logged

I think this should be read.

 

US Flag Image
History of the Flag
Historic & Current American Flags
Patriotic Writings
Special Links
A Salute to Those Who Serve: Paster and Present
Frequently Asked Questions
Related Information
Related Links
Home
USFlag.org
 Site Key:
  Click to Listen
  Click to Print
Search: 
 

Flag Etiquette

STANDARDS of RESPECT

The Flag Code, which formalizes and unifies the traditional ways in which we give respect to the flag, also contains specific instructions on how the flag is not to be used. They are:

  • The flag should never be dipped to any person or thing. It is flown upside down only as a distress signal.
  • The flag should not be used as a drapery, or for covering a speakers desk, draping a platform, or for any decoration in general. Bunting of blue, white and red stripes is available for these purposes. The blue stripe of the bunting should be on the top.
  • The flag should never be used for any advertising purpose. It should not be embroidered, printed or otherwise impressed on such articles as cushions, handkerchiefs, napkins, boxes, or anything intended to be discarded after temporary use. Advertising signs should not be attached to the staff or halyard
  • The flag should not be used as part of a costume or athletic uniform, except that a flag patch may be used on the uniform of military personnel, fireman, policeman and members of patriotic organizations.
  • The flag should never have placed on it, or attached to it, any mark, insignia, letter, word, number, figure, or drawing of any kind.
  • The flag should never be used as a receptacle for receiving, holding, carrying, or delivering anything.

When the flag is lowered, no part of it should touch the ground or any other object; it should be received by waiting hands and arms. To store the flag it should be folded neatly and ceremoniously.

The flag should be cleaned and mended when necessary.

When a flag is so worn it is no longer fit to serve as a symbol of our country, it should be destroyed by burning in a dignified manner.

Note: Most American Legion Posts regularly conduct a dignified flag burning ceremony, often on Flag Day, June 14th. Many Cub Scout Packs, Boy Scout Troops, and Girl Scout Troops retire flags regularly as well. Contact your local American Legion Hall or Scout Troop to inquire about the availability of this service.

Displaying the Flag Outdoors

When the flag is displayed from a staff projecting from a window, balcony, or a building, the union should be at the peak of the staff unless the flag is at half staff.

When it is displayed from the same flagpole with another flag - of a state, community, society or Scout unit - the flag of the United States must always be at the top except that the church pennant may be flown above the flag during church services for Navy personnel when conducted by a Naval chaplain on a ship at sea.

When the flag is displayed over a street, it should be hung vertically, with the union to the north or east. If the flag is suspended over a sidewalk, the flag's union should be farthest from the building.

When flown with flags of states, communities, or societies on separate flag poles which are of the same height and in a straight line, the flag of the United States is always placed in the position of honor - to its own right.
..The other flags may be smaller but none may be larger.
..No other flag ever should be placed above it.
..The flag of the United States is always the first flag raised and the last to be lowered.

When flown with the national banner of other countries, each flag must be displayed from a separate pole of the same height. Each flag should be the same size. They should be raised and lowered simultaneously. The flag of one nation may not be displayed above that of another nation.

Raising and Lowering the Flag

The flag should be raised briskly and lowered slowly and ceremoniously. Ordinarily it should be displayed only between sunrise and sunset. It should be illuminated if displayed at night.
The flag of the United States of America is saluted as it is hoisted and lowered. The salute is held until the flag is unsnapped from the halyard or through the last note of music, whichever is the longest.

Displaying the Flag Indoors

When on display, the flag is accorded the place of honor, always positioned to its own right. Place it to the right of the speaker or staging area or sanctuary. Other flags should be to the left.

The flag of the United States of America should be at the center and at the highest point of the group when a number of flags of states, localities, or societies are grouped for display.

When one flag is used with the flag of the United States of America and the staffs are crossed, the flag of the United States is placed on its own right with its staff in front of the other flag.

When displaying the flag against a wall, vertically or horizontally, the flag's union (stars) should be at the top, to the flag's own right, and to the observer's left.

Parading and Saluting the Flag

When carried in a procession, the flag should be to the right of the marchers. When other flags are carried, the flag of the United States may be centered in front of the others or carried to their right. When the flag passes in a procession, or when it is hoisted or lowered, all should face the flag and salute.

The SaluteTo salute, all persons come to attention. Those in uniform give the appropriate formal salute. Citizens not in uniform salute by placing their right hand over the heart and men with head cover should remove it and hold it to left shoulder, hand over the heart. Members of organizations in formation salute upon command of the person in charge.

The Pledge of Allegiance and National Anthem

The pledge of allegiance should be rendered by standing at attention, facing the flag, and saluting.
When the national anthem is played or sung, citizens should stand at attention and salute at the first note and hold the salute through the last note. The salute is directed to the flag, if displayed, otherwise to the music.

The Flag in Mourning

To place the flag at half staff, hoist it to the peak for an instant and lower it to a position half way between the top and bottom of the staff. The flag is to be raised again to the peak for a moment before it is lowered. On Memorial Day the flag is displayed at half staff until noon and at full staff from noon to sunset.

The flag is to be flown at half staff in mourning for designated, principal government leaders and upon presidential or gubernatorial order.

When used to cover a casket, the flag should be placed with the union at the head and over the left shoulder. It should not be lowered into the grave.

"You can observe a lot just by watching." Yogi Berra, Hall of Fame baseball player.

The numbers will tell you what numbers to play. Pay attention to the numbers.

Don't just think outside the box, crush it.

    LottoAce's avatar - WWI Flying_Ace.gif
    N.C.
    United States
    Member #56005
    October 28, 2007
    806 Posts
    Offline
    Posted: December 1, 2016, 7:18 pm - IP Logged

    When you live in some areas, it is not unusual to have work dealings with government reps. I can honestly say I found 80% of them to be illiterate and subpar. Any of the ones who were intelligent, went to private industry after 3-5 years, and often at less pay and benefits and more hours. That is a myth about them being underpaid in comparison to their private industry counterparts. Most are not qualified to survive in private industry. I have seen this first hand many times.

    where did you get that 80% figure from. I know alot of good men and women who
    can make it in private industry, I consider myself one of them. I have done it.

    no myth, it depends on the sector...

    "know your limitations, but excede your expectations"

      LottoAce's avatar - WWI Flying_Ace.gif
      N.C.
      United States
      Member #56005
      October 28, 2007
      806 Posts
      Offline
      Posted: December 1, 2016, 7:21 pm - IP Logged

      I declare Todd the winner of that round of Moot court!

      suck up..
      No No

      "know your limitations, but excede your expectations"

        Artist77's avatar - batman14

        United States
        Member #121745
        January 16, 2012
        4783 Posts
        Offline
        Posted: December 1, 2016, 7:26 pm - IP Logged

        I think the word you are looking for is "American." It does not seem to be easy for you to say that word.

        J'aime La France.

          LottoAce's avatar - WWI Flying_Ace.gif
          N.C.
          United States
          Member #56005
          October 28, 2007
          806 Posts
          Offline
          Posted: December 1, 2016, 7:41 pm - IP Logged

          I think the word you are looking for is "American." It does not seem to be easy for you to say that word.

          whether I like it or not, it is thier constitutional right.

          The Flag Desecration Amendment (often referred to as the Flag-burning Amendment) is an American proposed law, in the form of constitutional amendment to the Bill of Rights, that would allow the U.S. Congress to prohibit by statute the physical "desecration" of the flag of the United States.

          For the past 20 years, the Congress has made seven attempts to overrule the Supreme Court decision regarding the burning of the American flag by passing a constitutional amendment that had an exception to the First Amendment and allowed the government to ban flag desecration. The Amendment was first proposed in 1990 but failed to receive the required two-thirds majority votes of the House. After 1994, when the Republicans took over the Congress, the Amendment has consistently passed in the House but failed in the Senate

          On Tuesday, November 29, president elect Trump tweeted out that he believed people who burn the flag should lose
          thier citizenship and face a year in prison.

          most people have no Idea, what it truly means to be an American. I doubt you will find many people
          who love AMERICA as much as I do.

          "know your limitations, but excede your expectations"

            sully16's avatar - sharan
            Ringleader
            Michigan
            United States
            Member #81740
            October 28, 2009
            40293 Posts
            Offline
            Posted: December 1, 2016, 8:57 pm - IP Logged

            dr65,

            I see stacked posts at least three times over (blocked posters). It seems the oh boo hoo Hillary lost crowd is now taking turns coming up to bat.

            /////////////////////////

            RL, sully,

            Let's add whatever they do to the flag is done to them.

            US Flag

            Not only permits, safety glasses, fire extinguisher , OSHA approved gloves, safety lines to void injury to others ,fire fighters on site, emergency medical personal. These clowns love Liberals and their regulations, fire with fire, pun intended.

            We used to call people who set things on fire, arsonists, now they are protesters.

            You accidentally burn someone, well that's assault.

            Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

            For a lead role in a cage?

             

                                                        From Pink Floyd's " Wish you were here"

              Artist77's avatar - batman14

              United States
              Member #121745
              January 16, 2012
              4783 Posts
              Offline
              Posted: December 1, 2016, 8:57 pm - IP Logged

              whether I like it or not, it is thier constitutional right.

              The Flag Desecration Amendment (often referred to as the Flag-burning Amendment) is an American proposed law, in the form of constitutional amendment to the Bill of Rights, that would allow the U.S. Congress to prohibit by statute the physical "desecration" of the flag of the United States.

              For the past 20 years, the Congress has made seven attempts to overrule the Supreme Court decision regarding the burning of the American flag by passing a constitutional amendment that had an exception to the First Amendment and allowed the government to ban flag desecration. The Amendment was first proposed in 1990 but failed to receive the required two-thirds majority votes of the House. After 1994, when the Republicans took over the Congress, the Amendment has consistently passed in the House but failed in the Senate

              On Tuesday, November 29, president elect Trump tweeted out that he believed people who burn the flag should lose
              thier citizenship and face a year in prison.

              most people have no Idea, what it truly means to be an American. I doubt you will find many people
              who love AMERICA as much as I do.

              You flip flop more than a pair of flip flops.

              J'aime La France.

                sully16's avatar - sharan
                Ringleader
                Michigan
                United States
                Member #81740
                October 28, 2009
                40293 Posts
                Offline
                Posted: December 1, 2016, 8:58 pm - IP Logged

                You flip flop more than a pair of flip flops.

                lol lol

                Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

                For a lead role in a cage?

                 

                                                            From Pink Floyd's " Wish you were here"

                  LottoAce's avatar - WWI Flying_Ace.gif
                  N.C.
                  United States
                  Member #56005
                  October 28, 2007
                  806 Posts
                  Offline
                  Posted: December 1, 2016, 9:11 pm - IP Logged

                  You flip flop more than a pair of flip flops.

                  I didn't flip flop on anything.

                  "know your limitations, but excede your expectations"

                    LottoAce's avatar - WWI Flying_Ace.gif
                    N.C.
                    United States
                    Member #56005
                    October 28, 2007
                    806 Posts
                    Offline
                    Posted: December 1, 2016, 9:12 pm - IP Logged

                    lol lol

                    wasn't that funny

                    "know your limitations, but excede your expectations"

                      Kingofearth's avatar - Kinnak
                      Upstate NY
                      United States
                      Member #174656
                      May 5, 2016
                      750 Posts
                      Offline
                      Posted: December 1, 2016, 10:53 pm - IP Logged

                      Sure looks like another terrorist attack at Ohio State.  Just another reason for people to support Trumps immigration policy and reject the democrat policies.

                      http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/obamas-deportation-policy-numbers/story?id=41715661

                      "Obama Has Deported More People Than Any Other President"

                      Trump can't be any worse than Obama's extreme actions on this issue.

                        Kingofearth's avatar - Kinnak
                        Upstate NY
                        United States
                        Member #174656
                        May 5, 2016
                        750 Posts
                        Offline
                        Posted: December 1, 2016, 10:54 pm - IP Logged

                           They just said it was an 18 year old Somali that did the killings...   WOW!!!  when does it end...

                        An 18 year old American PR (permanent resident)*

                          Kingofearth's avatar - Kinnak
                          Upstate NY
                          United States
                          Member #174656
                          May 5, 2016
                          750 Posts
                          Offline
                          Posted: December 1, 2016, 10:56 pm - IP Logged

                          She has the typical liberal mindset. She's demanding a recount, she ran against Hillary and took away how many votes from her?

                          She and her ilk don;t think people can see through their nonsense.

                          NO. DO NOT CALL REAL LEFTISTS "Liberals".

                            Kingofearth's avatar - Kinnak
                            Upstate NY
                            United States
                            Member #174656
                            May 5, 2016
                            750 Posts
                            Offline
                            Posted: December 1, 2016, 10:59 pm - IP Logged

                            Hillary's running mate, Kaine, at first tweeted that something must be done about senseless gun violence. 

                            The only gun was the one the cop had. 

                            All Kaine saw was the gun. 

                            Typical leftist commie bs. 

                            Somebody clued him in to what he said and he changed it.

                            http://www.police.vic.gov.au/content.asp?document_id=26793

                            I'll just leave this here

                            DO NOT CALL "Liberals" LEFTISTS!

                              Kingofearth's avatar - Kinnak
                              Upstate NY
                              United States
                              Member #174656
                              May 5, 2016
                              750 Posts
                              Offline
                              Posted: December 1, 2016, 11:08 pm - IP Logged

                              I think burning the American flag should be against the law.  Free speech has its limits.  Can't yell "fire" in a movie theatre or call minorities disgusting names which are defined as "hate speech".   Well, burning the American flag is hate speech IMO!

                              There's no laws against hate speech in the US...... Societal rules aren't the same as legal ramifications. 

                              Stopping people's speech is dangerous and terrible, and America is not a minority.

                                 
                                Page 351 of 353