Flying the flag

Submitted: Thursday, Jun 25, 2009 at 18:58
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I reckon its not a bad joint we live in, hence I fly an aussie flag in my front yard.Two weeks ago some-one knocked off my flag, I thought OK - someone loves this country as much as me but cannot afford their own flag.I immediately bought a new flag and hoisted it high and proud - again last night the ropes were cut and another flag gone ??
They will not win this one - new flag will be flying in Torquay again tomorrow.Any one know where I can buy flags by the dozen Just in case ?
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Reply By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Thursday, Jun 25, 2009 at 19:03

Thursday, Jun 25, 2009 at 19:03
Just lower the flag at Dusk and raise it again at Dawn, shouldn't have any issues then as they are probably opportunists and do it under the cover of dark.


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Follow Up By: Shaker - Thursday, Jun 25, 2009 at 19:09

Thursday, Jun 25, 2009 at 19:09
It is actually correct flag etiquette that it be lowered at sunset.


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Follow Up By: Angler - Thursday, Jun 25, 2009 at 19:11

Thursday, Jun 25, 2009 at 19:11
Use stainless wire to hoist it up the pole, liven it up with an electric fence. Hose the grass around the bottom of the flag pole.

Should sort the men from the boys.
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Follow Up By: Time - Thursday, Jun 25, 2009 at 19:49

Thursday, Jun 25, 2009 at 19:49
"It is actually correct flag etiquette that it be lowered at sunset. "

..or if it is not lowered it must be flood lit. There used to be a little book put out for government agencies who flew flags, it had all sorts of rules and regs about flag flying, when to half mast etc.....

Why not tie the flag off above "stretch" hight, if they can't reach the rope they can't nick the flag.
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Reply By: Hairs & Fysh (NSW) - Thursday, Jun 25, 2009 at 19:24

Thursday, Jun 25, 2009 at 19:24
You don't happen to know of someone that can loan you their 90 kg Rottweiler by the Name of 'Holy Jesus Christ"?
That would do the trick :)

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Follow Up By: Geoff (Newcastle, NSW) - Thursday, Jun 25, 2009 at 19:31

Thursday, Jun 25, 2009 at 19:31
This bloke?



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Follow Up By: Hairs & Fysh (NSW) - Thursday, Jun 25, 2009 at 19:33

Thursday, Jun 25, 2009 at 19:33
Hi Geoff,
Yep He'll do the job nicely.
Feeding him would be worth it. :)

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Follow Up By: Brian (Montrose, Vic.) - Thursday, Jun 25, 2009 at 22:35

Thursday, Jun 25, 2009 at 22:35
didn't she have to sell him because they ran out of burgalars and other criminals in her town?
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Follow Up By: Geoff (Newcastle, NSW) - Thursday, Jun 25, 2009 at 22:59

Thursday, Jun 25, 2009 at 22:59
Brian,

That's the one!

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Follow Up By: Member No 1- Friday, Jun 26, 2009 at 07:48

Friday, Jun 26, 2009 at 07:48
"Feeding him would be worth it."

you'll be broke as well
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Reply By: png62 - Thursday, Jun 25, 2009 at 19:50

Thursday, Jun 25, 2009 at 19:50
Not feeding him would probably be better - make him find his own midnight snack...!!!!!
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Follow Up By: tim_c - Thursday, Jun 25, 2009 at 23:34

Thursday, Jun 25, 2009 at 23:34
Ah, beat me to it! :)
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Reply By: Member - DOZER- Thursday, Jun 25, 2009 at 22:30

Thursday, Jun 25, 2009 at 22:30
My thoughts would be to borrow a bluehealer...they let thieves in but the issues begin when they cut the rope (which in this case would also teather the dog...he he....) and try to leave.
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Reply By: Dunco (NSW) - Thursday, Jun 25, 2009 at 23:11

Thursday, Jun 25, 2009 at 23:11
Put up a Kiwi flag and see what happens :-)


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Reply By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Friday, Jun 26, 2009 at 17:52

Friday, Jun 26, 2009 at 17:52
I have always flown the Australian Flag (except on Queensland Day when I fly the Queensland one). When you buy the flag it should come with a little booklet telling you how to fly the flag the correct way - and yes, the flag should come down at dusk and go up at sunrise, unless the flag is lit by big lights from below.
However, as this flag flew from our business in the small town we live in in outback Queensland the flag was stolen twice - the first time it was burnt, unfortunately, the law about treason had been repealed and the offenders could not be thrown in the dungeon in the bottom/top of the Tower until they rotted - because not that long ago it was a treasonable offence to burn an Australian flag. Small town everyone knew who did it.
Asked my Federal Member for a new one (anyone can ask his/her Federal Member - and State Member also if you want a State one) and it flew high (on 9 metre flag pole) until one night - we went to a community function and forgot to get it down at dusk and next morning about 7:30 am I realised it was not flying - naturally thought everyone else had taken it down - went to put it back up - lo, and behold, the ropes had been cut.
This 9 m flagpole is in our private front yard surrounded by a 1500 colorbond fence guarded by two large chocolate covered Labradors (and a bad attitude cat). Didn't take long to work out that the thieves had driven in on the grass in front of the house (between the public bbq and fence) and left the most beautiful set of tyre prints. So, drove around town looking and only found one vehicle in town apart from ours which had a perfect set of new matching tyres and it was parked outside the Pub, so took lots of photos and gave them to the Police (who were out of town at the time). Just recently one of the offenders from the first instance (now a very responsible person in the community) felt bad an apologised - bit late, better late than never.
Nothing was done about the second instance..........not by the Police anyway.
I will always fly the flag - as is my right!
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