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Tue Jul 4, 2017, 11:34 AM

U.S. Flag Recalled After Causing 143 Million Deaths

WASHINGTON—Citing a series of fatal malfunctions dating back to 1777, flag manufacturer Annin & Company announced Monday that it would be recalling all makes and models of its popular American flag from both foreign and domestic markets.

Representatives from the nation's leading flag producer claimed that as many as 143 million deaths in the past two centuries can be attributed directly to the faulty U.S. models, which have been utilized extensively since the 18th century in sectors as diverse as government, the military, and public education.

"It has come to our attention that, due to the inherent risks and hazards it poses, the American flag is simply unfit for general use," said Annin & Company president Ronald Burman, who confirmed that the number of flag-related deaths had noticeably spiked since 2003. "I would like to strongly urge all U.S. citizens: If you have an American flag hanging in your home or place of business, please discontinue using it immediately."

Added Burman, "The last thing we would want is for more innocent men and women around the world to die because of our product."

http://www.theonion.com/article/us-flag-recalled-after-causing-143-million-deaths-17248

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Tue Jul 4, 2017, 11:42 AM

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Tue Jul 4, 2017, 11:42 AM

2. (Gun) violence is as American as cherry pie. (H. Rap Brown) - nt

 

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Tue Jul 4, 2017, 11:49 AM

3. Wow pretty clever

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Tue Jul 4, 2017, 11:50 AM

4. Knew it was the Onionater!!

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Original post)

Tue Jul 4, 2017, 03:03 PM

5. Nationalism is a scourge

One can still be sentimental and even proud of where you were born and raised. Appreciate the land around you, hike, fish, watch the sun go down etc... without blinder wearing adoration to the point of my country right or wrong. Of not only ignoring past wrongs, but actually living in a bubble of my country has never done anything wrong, is always in the right, is exceptional of all the countries, God loves us the most, (and we have the real God), and we worship the military and the flag as sacred.

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Tue Jul 4, 2017, 03:14 PM

6. Some people get it





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