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Whoops! Militias descend on Gettysburg to stop fake "ANTIFA flag-burning" ceremony...

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by TLK Valentine, Jul 5, 2020.

  1. TLK Valentine

    TLK Valentine You will be who you will be. We are our choices.

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    https://www.washingtonpost.com/inve...6ee4da-bb05-11ea-86d5-3b9b3863273b_story.html

    All the firepower in the world doesn't mean squat if you don't vet your intel, guys...


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  2. Paulos23

    Paulos23 Never tell me the odds!

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    Just goes to show how trigger happy some people are right now, and how much they don't check their intel. This has happened in the past for all sort of reasons, someone gets info on something happening, they gather in a min with no good leader, violence happens and whatever underlying tension led up to the event drives it higher.

    I am just glad no one was hurt this time.
     
  3. lasthero

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    They'll probably just say they scared them off.

    The obsession some of my fellow Americans have over the flag is honestly weird the more I think about. Burning it is a sign of disrespect, I know, but at the end of the day, it's just a piece of cloth. If every flag in our country just spontaneously caught on fire, the United States of America would still endure just fine. The reverence some have for it borders on the fanatical.
     
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  4. Speedwell

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    When we were in the Boy Scouts we learned that the proper way to dispose of an American flag which had become damaged or soiled beyond use was to burn it. I believe that it is also the proper way to dispose of a flag which has become metaphorically damaged or soiled by actions carried out under it. No disrespect to the flag itself should be imputed automatically to the protester burning it.
     
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  5. GreatLakes4Ever

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    I remember when I was young, learning that Jehovah’s Witnesses don’t recite the Pledge of Allegiance because they believed it was worshipping the flag. I remember thinking that’s crazy, no one worships the flag. Recent years have shown me I was wrong and the Jehovah’s Witnesses were right. Some people really do worship the flag.
     
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  6. TLK Valentine

    TLK Valentine You will be who you will be. We are our choices.

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    And so what if it is disrespectful?

    having established that burning is, in fact, the proper way to dispose of a flag...

    Trump Says He Wants To Punish Flag Burning With A Year In Prison

    ... it's clear that these people are trying to criminalize disrespect. #whatfirstamendment?
     
  7. keith99

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    Ironic since the preferred method of disposing of an old flag is.....

    BURNING!
     
  8. FenderTL5

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    Same here.
     
  9. civilwarbuff

    civilwarbuff Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Wait, isn't there supposed to be a news link to this?......Ahh, I see it was deleted....maybe because it was Fake News?.....thanks TLK for the laugh.....Hmm....wonder if that 'militia' was carrying model 1861 Springfield's?....and wearing blue wool serge uniforms?.....I mean it is Gettysburg weekend after all......
     
  10. tulc

    tulc loves "SO'S YER MOM!! posts!

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    ...you mean in the OP? There is one.
    but in case you needed another one:
    Scenes from Gettysburg on July 4th
    :wave:
    tulc(has to say: that ladies blue dress is AMAZING!)
     
  11. trunks2k

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    ? There's a link to the article in the OP. It guess to the Washington Post article; which you may find adblocked, but open the link in incognito mode and you can read it just fine.
     
  12. Aryeh Jay

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    I was going to be there but I was looking for a secret pizza restaurant with a basement.
     
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  14. KCfromNC

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    Check your spam folder from the e-mail from George Soros.
     
  15. wing2000

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    The police office did a nice job of de-escalating and extracting the Methodist pastor.
     
  16. wing2000

    wing2000 E pluribus unum Supporter

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    ...I would post the video from Youtube, but for language and an exposed nipple.
     
  17. wing2000

    wing2000 E pluribus unum Supporter

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    ....the the pastor wearing a Wesley cap and a BLM shirt was just a distraction. Antifa was camped out at Little Round Top.
     
  18. Arcangl86

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    I'm more then a bit disturbed that several people implied they would use deadly force against somebody committing property damage.
     
  19. Arc F1

    Arc F1 Let the righteous man arise from slumber

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    Sometimes you just need an excuse to get out of the house. Doesn't matter if it's a legit reason. Now they have practice mobilizing. Same thing just happened with the nfa militia at stone mountain. They knew nobody would be there.
     
  20. JackRT

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    Sooner or later there will be a major confrontation and deaths involving one of these groups of armed thugs that facetiously call themselves "militias".
     
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