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    Default Colorado School Comes Under Fire for Hanging Saudi Flag Higher Than American Flag

    An elementary school in Colorado has come under criticism after they lowered the American flag and elevated a Saudi Arabian flag.



    The principal at Bauder Elementary School in Fort Collins said they did not mean to disrespect the American flag, according to a report in the Greeley Gazzette.

    Principal Brian Carpenter told the newspaper that the American flag was immediately returned to its proper and prominent position at the school.

    He explained that other flags are posted around the school to recognize the nationalities of students from other countries.

    A photograph showing the raised Saudi flag alongside the lowered American flag was first posted on the Greeley Report, a local blog. It generated lots of local debate.

    “We realize this is an extremely sensitive time with us getting close to the 10th anniversary of 9/11," Carpenter told the Gazzette.

    "There is an increased amount of alertness and sensitivity, but if someone is concerned about something to do with our flag I will settle the issue right away.”

    http://www.greeleygazette.com/press/?p=10886
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    why are you flying the flags of other nations in your school to begin with? It's one thing to have an "international day" or something when you celebrate the backgrounds of your students but as far as a flag flying it should only be something related to the school (American flag, state flag, etc).

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    Quote Originally Posted by It's Mike View Post
    why are you flying the flags of other nations in your school to begin with? It's one thing to have an "international day" or something when you celebrate the backgrounds of your students but as far as a flag flying it should only be something related to the school (American flag, state flag, etc).
    "He explained that other flags are posted around the school to recognize the nationalities of students from other countries."

    Seems a good enough reason to me. I'm sure at Saudi schools they do the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duck View Post
    "He explained that other flags are posted around the school to recognize the nationalities of students from other countries."

    Seems a good enough reason to me. I'm sure at Saudi schools they do the same.
    of this i'm certain.

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    There is an incredible epidemic sweeping through America, it is called stupidity.

    Fucking unbelievable. Saudi Arabia treats their citizens almost as poorly as does Iraq and Iran, but we ignore it because we need the fucking oil.

    I would rather they put China's flag in the room over fucking Saudi Arabia's.
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    White Americans are the stupidest people on earth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pal1800 View Post
    White Americans are the stupidest people on earth.
    We are.
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    It's the tea party's fault! ;-)

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    Right is wrong and wrong is right. Who started this shit? Try opening a church in Saudi you will be headless by sunset.
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    There is only one gender/race/religion it is politically correct to attack, in any way you like.

    Follow that rule and you'll always be OK.

 

 

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