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Very sad

October 28, 2013

It is very sad to attend a parade and when our flag (the American flag ) comes down the street carried by a military, scout unit or band that people don't come to their feet and remove hats and plac......

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mikekerstetter

Oct-28-13 3:37 AM

Yes it is. A few years back we went to a parade in Muncy. The 4 of us were the only ones on the block who stood when the flag was carried past us by the vets..... prompting one of the old vets to tell us 'thank you' as he passed. That made quite an impression on our kids. But if the kids aren't taught what to do you can't really blame them.

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MrShaman

Oct-28-13 6:08 AM

"I was taught as a child to respect the flag and our National Anthem by standing quietly with hat off and hand over my heart when carried or heard no matter where or what we were doing." - Roy T. Colley

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Old, meaningless-habits die hard....

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See:

George Carlin - Pride & Blessing [YouTube]

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ToTEXASfromPA

Oct-28-13 6:14 AM

Ah MrShaman, ever the rat turd in the bowl of oatmeal.

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leaningright

Oct-28-13 6:15 AM

"Old, meaningless-habits die hard.... " - Shaman

You should be ejected from this country, as Reeder would say, "You are not an American" In this instance i have to agree! You make me sick!

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Capricorn1

Oct-28-13 7:05 AM

Old, meaningless-habits die hard.... -Shaman

The only meaningless habit here is your comments.

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Steelman

Oct-28-13 7:20 AM

I hope he makes consistently stupid comments through out all posts just to get a rise out of people. He cannot be this miserable in real life, can he?

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hopeforfuture

Oct-28-13 7:29 AM

He cannot be this miserable in real life, can he?- Ssteelman

I hope what he does to to provoke but he is consistent.

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eriklatranyi

Oct-28-13 7:35 AM

To demonstrate his intelligence, Shaman cites a comedian.

Need I say more?

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MrShaman

Oct-28-13 7:54 AM

"To demonstrate his intelligence, Shaman cites a comedian.

Need I say more?" - eriklatranyi

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When it comes to REALLY SHOWING RESPECT FOR VETS....that's where you're gonna get the MOST TRUTH!!!!!!

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See:

The Red Tape Diaries - A Modernized Department of Veterans Affairs

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MrShaman

Oct-28-13 8:03 AM

Old, meaningless-habits die hard.... -Shaman

The only meaningless habit here is your comments." - Capricorn1

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Yeasterday...as USUAL...I saw a passenger, sitting in a car (at Walmart)...with the engine (and, I'm guessing, the heater) running...while the driver (another assumption) was inside the store.

How OFTEN do YOU approach such people...and, put your loudmouth into-gear...reminding them there are combat-vets DYING IN THE MIDDLE EAST...so they can sit, there....with the engine & heat (or, air-conditioning) running???!!!!

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MrShaman

Oct-28-13 8:16 AM

"Old, meaningless-habits die hard.... " - Shaman

You should be ejected from this country, as Reeder would say, "You are not an American". - leaningright

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Actually...I'm a 2nd-generation American (on my Father's side), and a 4th-generation American (on my Mother's side), o' the family.

I guess my blood-line (just) isn't long, enough, to have evolved-into the aberration (called "Americanism"), too-often displayed by the majority, here.

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MrShaman

Oct-28-13 8:19 AM

"I hope he makes consistently stupid comments through out all posts just to get a rise out of people." - Steelman

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If more people (here) were mules...a 2X4 would be much-more practical.

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MrShaman

Oct-28-13 8:23 AM

"Sham--- that last comment is positively insane. Do you even think before you post?" - robert72

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Lemme guess...you hand little American-flags to those folks (sitting in idling-cars)...'cause that's what "God" would WANT you to do (on a Sunday)...right??

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CMReeder

Oct-28-13 8:32 AM

The flag represents more than the military. It is a symbol of our nation. Seeing how much disrespect is preached towards government, you wonder why there is disrespect towards the flag.

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enigma

Oct-28-13 8:43 AM

"I was taught as a child to respect the flag and our National Anthem"

Well Roy, there's your answer. Today, instead of teaching these things in schools they're teaching how to put a ****** on a banana and be a good Socialist. You can bet they are taught to stand up for the rainbow flag.

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enigma

Oct-28-13 8:52 AM

"The flag represents more than the military. It is a symbol of our nation. Seeing how much disrespect is preached towards government, you wonder why there is disrespect towards the flag."-Chuck

There he goes again, confusing country with government. They are not the same thing. If the flag represented the government it would be red with a hammer and sickle. The flag is a symbol of national pride while our present government is more and more a source of national embarrassment. The flag represents the country which is the people, while our government no longer represents the people in any real way. The government has broken free of the people and our elections are a sham, and they will continue to be until the people figure it out and take them back.

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CMReeder

Oct-28-13 8:55 AM

There is that disrespect again. You have no national pride enigma. You only have ideology.

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AmericanCitizen

Oct-28-13 8:56 AM

I'm a veteran. I stand when the flag passes by in a parade, I stand when the national anthem is played. And I believe no one should be required to do these things. I don't disparage those who choose not to. This is not communist China, its their right as Americans.

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MrShaman

Oct-28-13 8:57 AM

"The flag is a symbol of national pride..." - enigma

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...Because, anything-MORE (than waving that banner) might require actual-WORK...AND/OR EXPEN$E!!!!!

You T-Baggers are fooling no one.

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FortySixand2

Oct-28-13 9:04 AM

What the letter writer describes could be considered a sign of fascism if we're all required to do as he suggests through education or otherwise. I say it's a personal choice and something you teach your children if you so choose. I'm a veteran of 5 yrs in the US Navy.

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FortySixand2

Oct-28-13 9:08 AM

"The government has broken free of the people and our elections are a sham, and they will continue to be until the people figure it out and take them back." Enigma By disenfranchisement, gerrymander, voter ID, or any other means until we have "real" Americans(Republics), right Enigma?

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underwood

Oct-28-13 9:33 AM

Respect for the flag, veterans, the national anthem and anything else symbolizing our country is felt due to an understanding of what America is. The understanding is the missing link for most failing to show the proper respect.

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richardson

Oct-28-13 9:37 AM

"I don't disparage those who choose not to." "I say it's a personal choice" (American Citizen and Fortysix). I agree. We fought for peoples' right to be butheads or not to be. Many times "not going along" is my choice. What are we suggesting? Tar and Feathers?

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FortySixand2

Oct-28-13 9:58 AM

I think those who push "hyper-patriotism" on others don't "understand". It's sort of like the whole "free will" argument in Christianity. Either you have it to use freely(or not) and then followed up with "eternal damnation".

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FortySixand2

Oct-28-13 10:03 AM

And another point....why do some pre-judge others as being disrespectful? Do any people think the use of our flag on clothing apparel is being disrespectful? I find it mildly amusing(disrespectful) when the flag is plastered around so much so, that it cheapens its value as a national symbol. What do you think on those points, Phil?

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