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Flag disposal is weird as hell.

I was just reading a post on the Nest about proper disposal of a torn American flag, and though I knew there were all kinds of rules for this for some reason, it struck me as funny that we treat a piece of cloth as though it's hazardous waste.

I can't possibly be the only one who thinks this is ridiculous, right?
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Re: Flag disposal is weird as hell.

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    GBCKGBCK member
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    the Mr. gets stabby about the 'reverence' issues.

    Me, I insist on following them because they're pretty drilled into me--which is why I don't have a flag on display.
    (and I ripped a friend of the Mr's to shreds for him insulting our not being 'true americans' (read-fox-news-ies) enough, as he used a flag as a frickin curtain)
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    Remember when Mayim Biyalik wore a flag as a turban on a Sassy cover in the early 90s, and some faithful reader wrote in that she did the same and got beat up at school for it?
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    that's one of the areas where it's stupid.
    Because, really, it's a FLAG.  I mean, that's like shooting people for peeing on the koran.  (no, people shouldn't pee on the koran.  But people also shouldn't, ya know, murder people)

    I don't like the flag being worn as clothing...but most of the 'gung ho, dont' burn our flags" people are in violation of the flag code anyhow--that old-navy shirt with the flag on it is very 'no no' according to most readings of the flag code.
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    I have friends who lose their MINDS over this topic and also the Pledge of Allegiance. While I certainly respect my country and blah blah blah etc., I don't have strong feelings about these things.

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    I don't mind it on clothing.  And I don't really care about the flag retirement, though I think it's a neat ceremony.

    I do mind when businesses and offices fly ratty, tattered looking flags.  That seems more disrespectful than anything else, b/c then it's just being flown as "we think people will think we're reverant".
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