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#194 - volksworgen (07/05/2014) [-]
Not being able to fly your local country's flag in the goddamn country itself.

****** COMMIES
#154 - Rascal (07/05/2014) [-]
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#108 - freedombirdman (07/05/2014) [-]
Now that's patriotism, this guy knows how to celebrate the 4th with style.
#95 - Rascal (07/05/2014) [-]
I hate this **** . canada day is our birthday here and its on july 1st, we get no recognition at all. SMITE even released a ******* skin for RA called the RAMERICA RA skin for the 4th of july, they released it 2 days before canada day.
User avatar #89 - Das (07/05/2014) [-]
Yeeeaaah, pretty sure that's a bunch of ******** . In this country, trust me if a company tried saying you can't put the flag up then that'll not go over well. People love that piece of fabric.

Either it's all made up, or the whole story isn't being told. But no way that a company is going to tell someone they can't have the flag at their house

Then again Homeowner's Associations are ****** so who knows.
User avatar #113 to #89 - heartlessrobot (07/05/2014) [-]
They probably wanted to set up a flagpole. Like, a big one, not one bolted to the porch.
User avatar #118 to #89 - stealingbikes (07/05/2014) [-]
Actually a lot of apartments and HOAs have tried to infringe on residents' right to fly the flag. However, thanks to this: www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/109/hr42#summary
the resident(s) can tell whoever's against the flag to get ****** .

IIRC OP's content is from Tampa Bay FL and the HOA made the dude take his flag down, so this was his response.
#83 - Rascal (07/05/2014) [-]
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#54 - Rascal (07/04/2014) [-]
Americans say they are free, yet if you're so free how come a bunch of assholes can order your around like this? kinda seems like you're not as free as you say you are.
#63 to #54 - silenttortoise (07/04/2014) [-]
It's because we can choose to belong to homeowner associations that tell us what to do... We are essentially a bunch of lemmings looking for guidance.
User avatar #64 to #54 - redeadhunter (07/04/2014) [-]
Living in an HOA community is merely an option that occasionally has some benefits to offer for living their at the cost of having to deal with stupid ******** like this. You can always buy a house in a generally unregulated neighborhood if you can find one for sale.
User avatar #119 to #64 - katothepotato (07/05/2014) [-]
It's kinda funny, my house is part of the HOA and they don't do **** for our area. most people will just park their cars that don't fit in their driveway on their yard. Which is a major violation. But our HOA doesn't do **** .
User avatar #202 to #54 - altairibnlaahad ONLINE (07/05/2014) [-]
Because you signed the agreement when you bought the house.
#37 - Rascal (07/04/2014) [-]
What the **** is a Homeowner's Association?
User avatar #38 to #37 - beasert (07/04/2014) [-]
A neighbourhood group whose purpose is to keep the place neat and orderly. They are usually more upscale places.
#32 - I Am Monkey (07/04/2014) [-]
Being the American that Hulk Hogan knew you could be
Being the American that Hulk Hogan knew you could be
User avatar #33 to #32 - reican (07/04/2014) [-]
getting your ass sued?
User avatar #35 to #33 - I Am Monkey (07/04/2014) [-]
My ass has great lawyers
User avatar #36 to #35 - reican (07/04/2014) [-]
I thought the lawyer was the ass.
#225 - joshed (07/05/2014) [-]
wait, so do Americans really believe that they are the best country in the world? They actually believe that?
User avatar #240 to #225 - lolollo (07/05/2014) [-]
Truth be told, we're just a bunch of smartasses...
User avatar #229 to #225 - economicfreedom (07/05/2014) [-]
Milton Friedman - What is America? (Lecture) It was at one point
#230 to #229 - joshed (07/05/2014) [-]
no denying that, but how could you possibly be proud of a modern america?
User avatar #231 to #230 - ihatem (07/05/2014) [-]
Because they know it isn't their fault the way the country is today. It's a very complicated issue, and although it could be simplified to "Starting with two quiet court cases in 1976 and 1978, money in politics slowly and quietly ran this country into the ground and stripped national level democracy", it's still got lots of explaining and expanding on the the thought to do, but the Americans themselves still hold the potential of the country they were left with in the mid 70s before that disaster.
Interested in hearing more or was that plenty?
User avatar #239 to #231 - economicfreedom (07/05/2014) [-]
Not that money in politics isn't an issue, but America was going downhill long before then. The lecture that I posted was given in the 70s.
America in its prime, the late 19th and early 20th century, produced the greatest economic prosperity that the world had ever seen. America has not been the same since the government was rapidly expanded during the new deal of the 30s.
User avatar #250 to #239 - ihatem (07/06/2014) [-]
Oh, it's much worse with money in politics, I mean it's very serious. You literally can't get anywhere, maybe virtually impossible at the least, not totally but virtually, without stopping the top of the country from getting their way on almost every issue.

A Princeton study of tons of political issues since 1980 showed that the average American's opinions had virtually zero impact on what the government actually did and the top of the tops got it nearly every time. The study declared America pretty much an oligarchy. You have the politically powerful with money shoveling it in dirty ways to politicians with financial pressure on campaign funds and get the right politician who knows who to bow down to the best to get votes and spread influence. We look at all the percentiles since 1980 and everyone does sorta okay except the top 1% who have an absolute skyrocket, no accident. And another thing, since the last recession, the top guys got nearly all capital gains, which is what the news reported when they said we're doing better, but the average Joe saw a net loss of about 12%. If that's not enough then I guess I could keep going?
It's pretty damn serious to me as an American who likes to continue to believe in Democratic systems and real political debates that come from the people's desires.


#213 - urfunnyman ONLINE (07/05/2014) [-]
**urfunnyman rolled image** Murica!! **** yaaa
#199 - ekiouja (07/05/2014) [-]
*Freedoms internally* *relises this is 'murica and then proceeds to loudly vocalize it.*
#105 - scantoz (07/05/2014) [-]
No he wasn't. This is ******** just like every other post of its kind.
User avatar #51 - fuggy (07/04/2014) [-]
I have a serious question: How is it in any way possible that someone else controls wether or not you are allowed to show patriotism by flying a flag?

Obviously I'm not American, but ya'll keep talking about freedom and such, so I don't get why simple things like this won't be allowed?

Not trying to troll, just curious.
User avatar #52 to #51 - teranin ONLINE (07/04/2014) [-]
homeowners associations are cunts
User avatar #53 to #52 - fuggy (07/04/2014) [-]
They almost have to be, if they won't allow a ******* flag..
I mean, are there ANY good reasons not to allow it ?
User avatar #163 to #53 - iamnuff (07/05/2014) [-]
of course there is.

Lots of people (especially the elderly) who fly the american flag do so because they "want to show those damn immigrants" or whatever.

why would you need a flag? it's a piece of cloth showing what country you come from, considering you are STANDING in america, it should be pretty ******* obvious.

basically, It's probably a response to racist old people/rednecks who saw "some 'o dem coloured folk" moving in next door, and decided to fly the flag in the garden, so they could stand under it telling the neighbours to "go back to Pakistan"

Thats the usual reason for banning flags, anyway.
User avatar #65 to #53 - commontroll (07/04/2014) [-]
Maybe they're aiding and abetting TERRORISTS!

But in all seriousness, there's no good reason. They're the cunts who say what you can or cannot do with your own damn house and yard. I understand that it's nice to a certain degree to not have offensive stuff all over and such, but they take it overboard and you pay them monthly fees for them to be assholes to people.
User avatar #67 to #51 - blackberryjack ONLINE (07/04/2014) [-]
Many neighborhoods in America are self-regulated and maintained by a coalition of homeowners within the neighborhood, often these are called homeowners associations. These associations have any number of rules, regulations, bylaws, and/or covenants dictating the standards of care and appearance for parcels and structures within the community. Essentially, by moving into one of these neighborhoods, a landowner implicitly (or overtly, in some cases) accepts the rules of the community as legally-binding.
User avatar #70 to #67 - fuggy (07/04/2014) [-]
I can understand and agree with the fact that there is a set of common rules for your comunity, but I don't get why they wouldn't allow a flag.

I just don't see ANY logic in that at all.
User avatar #72 to #70 - blackberryjack ONLINE (07/04/2014) [-]
Pardon, I misunderstood your question. There really aren't any that I could think of.
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User avatar #73 to #71 - fuggy (07/04/2014) [-]
I guess that is a reasonable argument, but still a bit weird, if you ask me.
User avatar #195 to #51 - neoliftboardrider (07/05/2014) [-]
Well it is a matter of people choosing to live in a neighborhood that sets certain standards for how people decorate and manage the exterior appearance of their homes. They do so voluntarily and you basically sign a contract to agree to abide by the neighborhood standards when you move in. Legally, no, no one can tell you that raising the US flag as a sign of patriotism is illegal, but it might be in the standards. (Why I have no idea, seems ridiculous to me really.)
#223 to #51 - Rascal (07/05/2014) [-]
It isn't, that's why we passed a law in 2005 specifically saying this because people were starting to have trouble with the HOA, so essentially, if this picture is under 9 years old then what the HOA did was illegal
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