Open Thread 29 NOV 23 ~ unfurling
Has anyone else noticed that since the "patriot act" was enacted, the civil authorities
or whomever decides these things, have kept the RW&B banner flying at half mast
most of the time? At first I thought, oh yeah, tribute to the collateral damage of those
killed in the power play in NYC. But it stretched beyond that. Now, if someone's cousin
died in some foreign war, half mast is mandated. Dead ex-politicians - half mast it!
Dead ex-presidents wives pass on -half mast it! It would seem we are a nation of
shame. Cowering to the symbols of the psychological destruction force fed us. In my
reckoning the day JFK, RFK and MLK were assassinated are flag lowering days. The
rest is just posturing. So keep your flag up!
1947 Anti-Jewish riots in Aleppo erupt after UN votes to partition Palestine, with cost of 75 lives and the disappearance of medieval manuscript the Aleppo Codex
1967 Robert McNamara elected president of the World Bank
1994 Seoul, Korea, celebrated the 600th anniversary of its founding
Classified information usually cannot be discussed in such a public hearing.
Behind closed doors is now taken as public testimony? Another end-around from rational
discourse. Sorry kids, but this is a secret.
“We all are Birds of Migration. Some With Feathers, Some Without”
Ranjani Shettar ~ Stavanger, Norway
open thread, so flag your wags below the fold ..