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ANZAC day is coming & illegal flag issue.

Postby offshoreoildude » Sat, 20 Apr 2013 9:26 am

ANZAC day is coming; come to Kranji for the dawn service at 6AM (seated) on the morning of Thu 25 April. Come all and bring a small donation for Legacy - the ANZAC charity that provides to the families of veterans and widows of same.

To clarify some misconceptions;

Australia and NZ are the only countries in the world that I know of that celebrate a glorious defeat. Why do we do so? That dreadful event became the bedrock of our nations formation and ANZAC day became a celebration of our nations rather than defeat.

From a more personal point of view it is the only time I feel it is appropriate for me to remember Kraftwagenfuhrer-Oberschutze Rolf Otto Emil Julius Zinke (my maternal grandfather) who, "on the 27 June, 1941 at 1500, in Huta-Zielona, fell on the glorious field of battle in the Eastern Theatre".

What other country would you find a place to remember the loss of your relative who fought against the allies of the country that took your family in?

Second question: I was going to tie an Australian flag to a pole on the back of my H-D when I ride up to Kranji in the HOG group. However I've been told that to do so in Singapore is illegal. I can't find online any specific statutes that prohibit this, and frankly I'd be surprised if a cop were to mess with us on that day - but I do need to know.
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Postby zzm9980 » Sat, 20 Apr 2013 10:30 am

Google auto-completed my search on this, so I take it this is a popular question.

First hit, despite being TRE, answers the question:

http://www.tremeritus.com/2012/07/26/po ... -prc-flag/
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 20 Apr 2013 1:17 pm

The only exception I'm aware of is the flying of a nation's state flag on a registered diplomatic vehicle of that nation. Otherwise, I don't think it will fly.... :-|

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Postby nakatago » Sat, 20 Apr 2013 4:59 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:The only exception I'm aware of is the flying of a nation's state flag on a registered diplomatic vehicle of that nation. Otherwise, I don't think it will fly.... :-|


Singapore is THAT proud to be a state.

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Postby offshoreoildude » Sat, 20 Apr 2013 6:16 pm

nakatago wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:The only exception I'm aware of is the flying of a nation's state flag on a registered diplomatic vehicle of that nation. Otherwise, I don't think it will fly.... :-|


Singapore is THAT proud to be a state.


Yeah well the only way this stupid little red dot is even an independent state and not a colony of Japan is because of the sacrifice of 10''s of thousands of Allies.
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 20 Apr 2013 6:31 pm

I thought is was an independent state because Malaysia threw them out of the Federation States of Malaysia. Crap, now I gotta go back and take history all over again. :mad:

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Postby JR8 » Sat, 20 Apr 2013 6:41 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:The only exception I'm aware of is the flying of a nation's state flag on a registered diplomatic vehicle of that nation. Otherwise, I don't think it will fly.... :-|


OSOD could be the Honourary High-Representative of the Kingdom of Hogdom.

'Don't touch me bitch-cop, [pulls card from jacket pocket] Diplomatic Immunity, uh-huh! <nodding>'

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 20 Apr 2013 6:46 pm

:lol: :cool:

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Postby offshoreoildude » Sun, 21 Apr 2013 8:45 am

JR8 wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:The only exception I'm aware of is the flying of a nation's state flag on a registered diplomatic vehicle of that nation. Otherwise, I don't think it will fly.... :-|


OSOD could be the Honourary High-Representative of the Kingdom of Hogdom.

'Don't touch me bitch-cop, [pulls card from jacket pocket] Diplomatic Immunity, uh-huh! <nodding>'


Time for me to go down and talk to my bratas in the PNG consultate...
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 21 Apr 2013 9:33 am

dat'll work! :lol:

I worked in PNG once. Never again. OSOD will know what for as well, as I was working for Digicon at the time. Never again traipsing around in the boonies for base stations and being passed with open trucks loaded with armed gangs on back roads in the jungle/bush.

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Postby offshoreoildude » Sun, 21 Apr 2013 9:45 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:dat'll work! :lol:

I worked in PNG once. Never again. OSOD will know what for as well, as I was working for Digicon at the time. Never again traipsing around in the boonies for base stations and being passed with open trucks loaded with armed gangs on back roads in the jungle/bush.


I've been doing some business back there... it hasn't gotten better that's for sure.
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Move to Israel

Postby offshoreoildude » Sun, 21 Apr 2013 10:28 am

Some a little while I'v thought of spending some time there; has any one here personal experience?
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Postby ScoobyDoes » Mon, 22 Apr 2013 9:50 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:The only exception I'm aware of is the flying of a nation's state flag on a registered diplomatic vehicle of that nation. Otherwise, I don't think it will fly.... :-|



I'm sure they've had to legally add an exception for the F1 as well or all the Finnish, Spanish, Italian, Union Jacks and Saltires would mean the throwing in jail of hundreds of fans.

If it is not legally an exception, then OSOD there is your argument when you reach court.
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 22 Apr 2013 10:36 am

I would reckon there would be a distinction made between the literal flying of a state flag vrs the decal on the side of a vehicle. But I guess it's worth a try. However, then next would be football jerseys with the Union Jack on them, or T-shirts with the US Flag on them.

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Postby movingtospore » Tue, 23 Apr 2013 11:55 am

You could probably get away with wearing a t-shirt with the flag.


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