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    Ex-Marine Fired From Time Warner Cable For Lowering Flag On Memorial Day

    My country has lost it's way.


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A former Marine says he was fired from his contract job with Time Warner Cable in Charlotte after he lowered the American flag to half-staff on Memorial Day.
    The Charlotte Observer reports (http://bit.ly/1X3eT3v) Allen Thornwell was thinking about his best friend, a former Marine who he says killed himself two years ago after he returned stateside.
    The 29-year-old Thornwell was fired Tuesday. The placement service that arranged the job for Thornwell said Time Warner told them they were disturbed by what was termed his "passion for the flag and (his) political affiliation."
    Thornwell said he remains in shock over his firing. A Time Warner Cable spokesman confirmed Friday that the former Marine "was no longer under contract" with the company but declined further comment.

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A former Marine says he was fired from his contract job with Time Warner Cable in Charlotte after he lowered the American flag to half-staff on Memorial Day.

    #2
    FUTWC

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      #3
      This is just as bad, if not worse, than the Rhode Island firemen who were compared with ISIS for flying Old Glory on their trucks. What the hell is going on in this country? smh.

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      • mickeyblueyes
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        What's going on?we have a racist for a president that is trying to expound the virtues of Islam. 90% of the people in this country are like fucking sheep and can not think on their own ,they just follow the flock. This time the flock is being led to a cliff with packs of wolves at the bottom .

      • mickeyblueyes
        mickeyblueyes commented
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        What the devil does SMH stand for?

      • Lovemyglock
        Lovemyglock commented
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        Unfortunately, I know what's going on. I'm just ridiculously POd at the frequency that I find myself reading crap like this. Out and out treason.

        smh = shaking my head

      #4
      Originally posted by gripper 2.0 View Post
      FUTWC
      +1

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        #5
        No such thing as ex marine once a marine always a marine FTWC

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        • Aquabach
          Aquabach commented
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          Marine is always capitalized.

        #6
        Doesn't surprise me. My wife worked for Time Warner for 20 years.
        Pat ------> NRA Endowment Member

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          #7
          Fucking assholes. Isn't that discrimination since they cited his political affiliation?
          “Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are." - Benjamin Franklin

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            #8
            TIME WARNER, stop being stupid and support our veterans!!!! They fought and died for YOU SCHMUKs!!

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              #9
              there is a lot missing in this story. Like, WHICH flag did he lower? His flag? Or a time warner flag? a customers flag? I didn't see that info anywhere...? The reason is totally ridiculous no matter whos flag it was.
              * I see now, the info is in the first link, I clicked the second link. Well, it was not his flag. For the record, no one better touch my flag, I don't care who you are and what you intentions are, unless it fell to the ground, then you may raise it to its rightful place.
              Originally posted by ChiefSailer
              Deplorables FTW!!

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                #10
                "Time Warner told them they were disturbed by what was termed his "passion for the flag and (his) political affiliation."
                It is absolutely ridiculous that patriotism today labels you as a threat

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                  #11
                  Originally posted by Sullyguy View Post
                  "Time Warner told them they were disturbed by what was termed his "passion for the flag and (his) political affiliation."
                  It is absolutely ridiculous that patriotism today labels you as a threat
                  Well, you know us Patriots, crazy folk all clinging to our guns and our bibles (and revering our flag)...yeah, we're just horrible people...

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                    #12
                    Flag is supposed to be flown at half staff on memorial day. If anyone flying the flag isn't going to do it right, then don't fly it at all.
                    The escape is nowhere near complete. The inventor of LIBERAL fishing. (soon to be seen on ESPN 45 because the 44th never worked.)

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                      #13
                      From the US Flag Code:
                      • (m) The flag, when flown at half-staff, should be first hoisted to the peak for an instant and then lowered to the half-staff position. The flag should be again raised to the peak before it is lowered for the day. On Memorial Day the flag should be displayed at half-staff until noon only, then raised to the top of the staff. 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 possession, 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 instructions or orders, or in accordance with recognized customs or practices not inconsistent with law. In the event of the death of 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 flag shall be flown at half-staff thirty days from the death of the President or a former President; ten days from the day of death of the Vice President, the Chief Justice or a retired Chief Justice of the United States, or the Speaker of the House of Representatives; from the day of death until interment of an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, a Secretary of an executive or military department, a former Vice President, or the Governor of a State, territory, or possession; and on the day of death and the following day for a Member of Congress. As used in this subsection -
                        • (1) the term 'half-staff' means the position of the flag when it is one-half the distance between the top and bottom of the staff;
                        • (2) the term 'executive or military department' means any agency listed under sections 101 and 102of title 5; and
                        • (3) the term 'Member of Congress' means a Senator, a Representative, a Delegate, or the Resident Commissioner from Puerto Rico.

                      and N.carolina dept of sec of state links to this site , the American legion, for flag protocol.
                      § 6. Time and occasions for display

                      (a) It is the universal custom to display the flag only from sunrise to sunset on buildings and on stationary flag staffs in the open. However, when a patriotic effect is desired, the flag may be displayed twenty-four hours a day if properly illuminated during the hours of darkness.

                      (b) The flag should be hoisted briskly and lowered ceremoniously.

                      (c) The flag should not be displayed on days when the weather is inclement, except when an all weather flag is displayed.

                      (d) The flag should be displayed on all days, especially on

                      New Year's Day - January 1
                      Inauguration Day - January 20
                      Martin Luther King Jr's Birthday - third Monday in January
                      Lincoln's Birthday - February 12
                      Washington's Birthday - third Monday in February
                      Easter Sunday - (variable)
                      Mother's Day - second Sunday in May
                      Armed Forces Day - third Saturday in May
                      Memorial Day (half-staff until noon) - last Monday in May
                      Flag Day - June 14
                      Independence Day - July 4
                      National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day, July 27
                      Labor Day - first Monday - September 1 - 7
                      Columbus Day - second Monday in October
                      Navy Day - October 27
                      Veterans Day - November 11
                      Thanksgiving Day - fourth Thursday in November
                      Christmas Day - December 25
                      Other days as may be proclaimed by the President of the United States
                      Birthdays of States (date of admission)
                      State holidays

                      (e) The flag should be displayed daily on or near the main administration building of every public institution.

                      (f) The flag should be displayed in or near every polling place on election days.

                      (g) The flag should be displayed during school days in or near every schoolhouse.




                      Fuck off TWC.
                      Last edited by Idiocracy; 06-05-2016, 11:18 AM.

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                        #14
                        Originally posted by 100MPG View Post
                        there is a lot missing in this story. Like, WHICH flag did he lower? His flag? Or a time warner flag? a customers flag? I didn't see that info anywhere...? The reason is totally ridiculous no matter whos flag it was.
                        * I see now, the info is in the first link, I clicked the second link. Well, it was not his flag. For the record, no one better touch my flag, I don't care who you are and what you intentions are, unless it fell to the ground, then you may raise it to its rightful place.
                        He lowered the company's flag on Memorial day.
                        He saw a problem and he fixed it.
                        People that worked for me were encouraged to fix things they saw that were incorrect.

                        I would have done the EXACT same thing as he did.

                        "Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity." Martin Luther King, Jr.

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                          #15
                          Originally posted by Aquabach View Post
                          I would have done the EXACT same thing as he did.
                          Well, you must have been really busy on Monday lowering flags, I could not count the flags that were not lowered to half staff. I did see some later in the week, Maybe for Ali?
                          Originally posted by ChiefSailer
                          Deplorables FTW!!

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