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    For 'shot' weapons, my Dad's going to get one of those Taurus "Judge" pistols. Cute little revolver... uses a .410 round.
    http://www.theboxotruth.com/docs/bot41.htm

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    Re: Rolleyes News of The Day

    Tim Russert died of a heart attack.

    His Dad's still alive.

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    ^^Just saw that wow. Too young....

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    Tim Russert!?! Aw crap...



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    Condolences to Russert's familly and friends I'm sure he will be missed.

    But there is alreadly flags be flown at half staff in his honor. Here is flag etiquette you tell me if it's appropriate.

    Flag
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    From the Nov.-Dec. 1994 National Flag Foundations "Standard Bearer" Magazine.
    This article remains the copyrighted material of the National Flag Foundation and is presented here by permission.



    Flying the flag at half-staff is an area of flag etiquette that most people want to make sure they get right. It is also an area for which the road to error is routinely paved with good intentions. With that in mind, we offer this refresher course as the all-important intersection where knowledge meets benevolence.

    FLYING THE FLAG AT HALF-STAFF: The pertinent section of the Flag Code says, "by order of the President, the flag shall be flown at half-staff upon the death of principal figures of the United States Government and the Governor of a State, territory, or possesion, as a mark of respect to their memory. In the event of the death of other officials or foreign dignitaries, the flag is to be displayed at half-staff according to Presidential orders, or in accordance with recognized customs or practices not inconsistent with law.

    In the event of the death a present or former official of the government of any State, territory, or possession of the United States, the Governor of that state, territory, or possession may proclaim that the National flag shall be flown at half-staff." The code also includes other related details including the specific length of time during which the flag should be displayed at half-staff, in the event of the death of a "principal figure"(e.g., 30 days for the death of a sitting or former President, 10 days for the death of a sitting Vice-President,etc.).

    GOOD-FAITH MISUNDERSTANDINGS: Although the code is actually pretty clear, confusion continues to occur. For example, U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno recently ordered the American Flag flown at half-staff on all U.S. Department of Justice buildings, in honor of several DEA agents who had died. While NFF understands this gesture, the Flag Code does not give Attorney General Reno the authority to issue that order. Closer to NFF's Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania home, Mayor Tom Murphy ordered all flags flown at half-staff to honor the victims of a plane crash. Here again, a well-intentioned gesture, but one for which no authority exists. NFF points out these "good-faith misunderstandings" not to criticize or embarrass anyone, but rather to head off a growing trivialization of this memorial salute, and to preserve the dignity and significance of flying the U.S. flag at half-staff. To any readers who may think that NFF is insensitive for raising these breaches of etiquette, please be assured that our motives are pure. We grieve these human loses deeply; however, we believe proper respect for our flag must be maintained - no matter the circumstances.


    We owe that respect to our living, our dead and our flag.
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    ^^No. Not appropriate. Perhaps locally/selectively in Buffalo but thats about it.

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    [Orin Kerr, June 13, 2008 at 4:56pm] Trackbacks
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    The National Flag Foundation is correct... the President et al cannot ORDER the flag flown at Half Staff... but they can't stop anybody from doing it. And when it is done out of respect, it is always appropriate.

    IMHO.



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    And when it is done out of respect, it is always appropriate.

    IMHO.
    I would respectfully disagree with that.

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    I will lower the Flag at my house to Half Staff when my father (a Military Lifer) passes away. I would do this out of respect for him, and his service to my Country and that Flag.

    Would that be improper to you?



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    Sometimes ya just gotta wonder about people. I mean, who exactly is the target market for Gummi Lighthouses?



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    Promote then, as an object of primary importance, institutions for the general diffusion of knowledge. In proportion as the structure of a government gives force to public opinion, it is essential that public opinion should be enlightened.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluff n Stuff View Post
    I will lower the Flag at my house to Half Staff when my father (a Military Lifer) passes away. I would do this out of respect for him, and his service to my Country and that Flag.

    Would that be improper to you?
    Fluff, donít put me in a position like that you know how I feel about the military and veterans. You have every right to do what ever you like to show honor and respect for your father. I would never criticize you or anybody else for that. In fact I would join you in honoring your father.

    I was just pointing out laws and tradition. Flag laws only affect federal holdings. Flag rules pertain to state and local entities. On private property there are no rules. Sadly there are even some people who fly the flag at half staff as a form of dissent.

    The flag is used for any veteran during the funeral ceremony as being draped over the coffin with the Union at the head and left shoulder. It is not typically displayed at half-staff for the death of a soldier.

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    Saturday "Alternate Universe" Report

    http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au...-12377,00.html

    [good to know somehow he escaped the hounds of hell and was able to communicate]

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    Gore Vidal - a bitter a twisted little man. I saw an interview with him a couple of weeks ago. He practically drips acid.

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