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Thu Feb 22, 2018, 11:08 PM

'Suddenly there is a Confederate flag flying' in Seattle's Greenwood area well, not quite



A story about the times we live in, and assumptions we can make in our current political climate. The news tip a few days ago said:

“Hi. Suddenly there is a Confederate flag flying in front of a house in my Greenwood neighborhood. It is at the north-east corner of 92nd and Palatine, just a block west of 92nd and Greenwood Ave N. I would love to know what this ‘means’ … but of course don’t want to knock on their door. Maybe others in the area are flying the flag? Maybe it’s a story? Thank you.”

It was from Rebecca Morris, who is an author of The New York Times best-seller true-crime books. So, of course, we drove to that corner. There was no wind, and on a flagpole there was what obviously was the U.S. flag at the top, and below, a red flag with blue stripes.

Simply hanging down, not spread out, you could make some assumptions that it was the star-filled “Southern cross” of the Confederacy. Darold Norman Stangeland lives at the corner house.

“That’s a Norwegian flag,” he says. “It’s been up there since the start of the Olympics.” The Norwegian flag has a red background, with an off-center white-and-blue cross.

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/both-have-crosses-so-norwegian-flag-mistaken-for-confederate-flag/

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Thu Feb 22, 2018, 11:12 PM

1. That's not even close!

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Thu Feb 22, 2018, 11:26 PM

2. That was a NEWS TIP?

 

Just how slow is the news in Greenwood?

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Thu Feb 22, 2018, 11:33 PM

3. Not even close, Sheldon

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