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post #41 of 1156 Old 08-04-2010
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I would be not be ashamed to fly any of those flags - what greater freedom than flying whatever we want, when we want, where we want? This is the USA! Who gives a Flying Fig? A pirate flag doesn't mean you're going to pillage the boats in the anchorage, a rainbow/unicorn flag doesn't mean you are going to try to convert everyone to go gay or go to Carnivale in Rio.

The proudest flag to fly today is the US Flag which should be on all boats, but there is nothing wrong with having fun with other flags, private signals, etc.
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A pirate flag doesn't mean you're going to pillage the boats in the anchorage,

Nah, it sure don't. " The reputation of some does not represent the facts of all "; The majority proved to be invaluable to the development of the United States ie: the American Revolutionary War and the War of 1812
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I have a skull and crossbones black flag with the legend "Commitment to Excellence" as a general parody of motivational slogans and ethics.

Aaaaar we there yet?
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i just fly my wife's bloomers,they also double as my main sail
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I have a skull and crossbones black flag with the legend "Commitment to Excellence" as a general parody of motivational slogans and ethics.

Aaaaar we there yet?
Now that right there is funny. Especially given my work history:

Freddie Mac - Multiple Corporate scancals from a former CEO sleeping with his secretary and her promotions to high management, to the final melt down recently.
MCI - Complete loss of management focus while trying to merge with British Telcom (BT) allowing themselves to be outmanuvered and bought up by a High School Gym teacher.
WorldCom (WorldCon ?) A high school Gym teacher that "sold" bandwidth, which was then traded around among partners/subsidaries until it went nowhere, but the "sales" made for huge profits until the scheme fell apart and the company went bankrupt.
Cable and Wireless - Clueless Limey management ruling the company from England like a colony, got taken to the cleaners by WorldCon when they bought MCI's web hosting assets (which MCI/WorldCon had to sell as part of the merger deal). Apparently, the Limey's did zero due dilligence and found they had bought a bunch of empty data centers (big ones) with long term, iron clad leases that cost billions (with a "b") to get out of, finally breaking the companies back.

Common thread? Corrupt/incompetent upper Management? Yep!, but also each of these companies required me and all other employees to attend "Ethics Training". Clearly the employees were the problem and managment had the answer!

A Jolly Roger would at least have been truth in advertising.

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i just fly my wife's bloomers,they also double as my main sail
I take it she doesn't read sailnet.
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Here in ECU country there's a lot of 'em flying from cars and houses, too.

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I think you'll get your fair share of eye-rolls if it's the tired old cliche Jolly Roger (pirate-themed events notwithstanding).

It becomes less lame, as bljones said, if there's something interesting about it.

If it's handmade, you get creativity points, and it is less lame.
If it's a pirate flag other than the Jolly Roger (Blackbeard's, Black Bart's, etc.) then you get historical novelty points, and it is less lame.
If you're a geek, and it suits your fancy, you can fly this ...

... it's at least a variation on a theme, and it's less lame.

But as others have said, nobody is going to stop you from doing it, so fly whatever you want.
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our marina is Jolly Rogers Marina ... there are some on boats there ... but not on mine.

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