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Some Poles burning American flag


freebird 3 | 532  
13 Jun 2007 /  #1
I saw it today on TV. Do you think it's OK?
shopgirl 6 | 928  
13 Jun 2007 /  #2
Where did you see it, what network? Why were they doing it? Protest of missile base?
slwkk 2 | 228  
13 Jun 2007 /  #3
I'm sure they were antiglobalists protesting against the visit of George Bush. Just ignore them ;-)
OP freebird 3 | 532  
13 Jun 2007 /  #4
Where did you see it, what network? Why were they doing it? Protest of missile base?

Can't name the network but it was sent today. I believe it was about Bush visit in Poland. Sorry was too short to get the sense out of it. I understand, some people or even many people don't like Bush but to burn the US flag, that's bull..........

antiglobalists

you might be right about that, I'm not sure, was too short
shopgirl 6 | 928  
13 Jun 2007 /  #5
I think flag burning happens all the time....it makes for a bold statement for those you have an issue with the US.

I believe in free speech, so it doesn't really bother me. I take it as a comment that they don't like what they perceive our country is representing...an opinion if you will.

And I really did not like the backlash the Dixie Chicks got for dissing George. The vicious, hate filled backlash, in my opinion, was far worse than anything Natalie said.
hello 22 | 891  
13 Jun 2007 /  #6
I understand, some people or even many people don't like Bush but to burn the US flag, that's bull..........

Name a country in which there were no US or whatever country flags burnt. Just because there are some radical people in Poland who did that doesn't mean all Poles burn American flags. Same with hooligans - if some British hools attacked black people, a normal person would not write "British people attacking black people", would it?

Please don't create anotyer hype/stereotype. The topic of this thread should be: "A few Poles burnt American flag".
OP freebird 3 | 532  
13 Jun 2007 /  #7
that doesn't mean all Poles burn American flags

did I say that all Poles burn US flags? :-)
slwkk 2 | 228  
13 Jun 2007 /  #8
you might be right about that, I'm not sure, was too short

Not good, now some Americans because of that news can think that burning USA flag is normal thing in Poland :P Anybody should know that we don't burn any flags, even Russian or Iraqi ones.
OP freebird 3 | 532  
13 Jun 2007 /  #9
The topic of this thread should be: "A few Poles burnt American flag".

take a good look at the name of the topic one more time .....please
polishcanuck 7 | 462  
13 Jun 2007 /  #10
I don't have a picture of the burning of the flag, but here is a pic of the aftermath:


OP freebird 3 | 532  
13 Jun 2007 /  #11
Not good, now some Americans because of that news can think that burning USA flag is normal thing in Poland :P

Thank you for your statement. I realize that most of Poles don't burn flags :-)
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,163  
13 Jun 2007 /  #12
I don't have a picture of the burning of the flag, but here is a pic of the aftermath:

When that happened and why ?
FISZ 24 | 2,116  
13 Jun 2007 /  #13
Not good, now some Americans because of that news can think that burning USA flag is normal thing in Poland

Not at all. Flag burning is the right of the people.
OP freebird 3 | 532  
13 Jun 2007 /  #14
don't have a picture of the burning of the flag, but here is a pic of the aftermath:

OK....and your statement to it is....?
FISZ 24 | 2,116  
13 Jun 2007 /  #15
We've even burned our own flag during Vietnam. Who cares?
OP freebird 3 | 532  
13 Jun 2007 /  #16
Not at all. Flag burning is the right of the people.

you're full of it fisz
FISZ 24 | 2,116  
13 Jun 2007 /  #17
Full of what? It's a right. What type of reply is this?

They say it's a "Desecration". What say you?

Me? Since when can the Govt say something is sacred? We do have seperation of church and state....no?
OP freebird 3 | 532  
13 Jun 2007 /  #18
We've even burned our own flag during Vietnam. Who cares?

you obviously don't fisz with your "difficult times"

you know fisz what I'm talking about lol
daffy 23 | 1,508  
13 Jun 2007 /  #19
flag burning is the right of the people.

it is a symbol for their dissatisfaction with the state.

while i wouldn't do it myself

I believe blind obedience to the state is foolish and asking for trouble
(removal of freedom, the patriot act) I appreciate there is a 'war on terror' but its also been a good way for the US gov't to pry into the homes of every US citizen at there will and leisure
FISZ 24 | 2,116  
13 Jun 2007 /  #20
you obviously don't fisz with your "difficult times"

Ok....go educate yourself then come back and chat.
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,163  
13 Jun 2007 /  #21
Flag burning is the right of the people.

Not everywhere. I don't know about others, but burning Polish in Poland is a crime. And we don't use to burn even Russian or German, so I'm very surprised.
FISZ 24 | 2,116  
13 Jun 2007 /  #22
you know fisz what I'm talking about lol

? Wha?

while i wouldn't do it myself

I agree.
Our right to burn a flag is not centered on the flag itself or who it belongs to, but our right to make a statement without being regulated. In the US, flag burning is protected by the first amendment of the Constitution, which says inpart:“Congress shall make no law abridging freedom of speech.”Our first amendment freedom of speech is protected no matter what nation’s flag is involved.
OP freebird 3 | 532  
13 Jun 2007 /  #23
Not everywhere. I don't know about others, but burning Polish in Poland is a crime. And we don't use to burn even Russian or German, so I'm very surprised.

thanks Grzegorz and besides burning a national flag of one country deeply touches millions of people even if they disagree with current politics and certainly doesn't solve any national or international problems.
Matyjasz 2 | 1,544  
13 Jun 2007 /  #24
Not everywhere. I don't know about others, but burning Polish in Poland is a crime. And we don't use to burn even Russian or German, so I'm very surprised.

Well, those people where anty-glob..... ermm pardon me, alter-globalists. I guess it explains everything. :)
FISZ 24 | 2,116  
13 Jun 2007 /  #25
So....you don't care about the right's we DO have? People in Iran burn our flag on a daily basis...why aren't you out protesting this?
OP freebird 3 | 532  
13 Jun 2007 /  #26
why aren't you out protesting this?

are you comparing Iran with Poland?
FISZ 24 | 2,116  
13 Jun 2007 /  #27
ok...forget it. It's beyond you. At this point you're looking for an arguement. I never said anything like that.

I just appreciate my First Ammendment right. Sad as an American you don't.
I will post this again:

Our right to burn a flag is not centered on the flag itself or who it belongs to, but our right to make a statement without being regulated. In the US, flag burning is protected by the first amendment of the Constitution, which says inpart:“Congress shall make no law abridging freedom of speech.”Our first amendment freedom of speech is protected no matter what nation’s flag is involved.

espana 17 | 910  
13 Jun 2007 /  #28
People in Iran burn our flag on a daily basis...

is only a flag in the end
shopgirl 6 | 928  
13 Jun 2007 /  #29
What is an "anti-globalist"? :?
daffy 23 | 1,508  
13 Jun 2007 /  #30
people who do not like the idea of one world, one world gov't, one world economy, one world identity etc

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