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UN flag burning in Keene, NH 12/18/04
« on: December 06, 2004, 08:34:07 pm »

note :  For those just joining this thread I've edited this first message to include the latest information, so you don't have to go shuffling through the whole thread:

UN FLAG BURNING IN KEENE SATURDAY

Liberty lovers from across New Hampshire will be converging on Keene this Saturday for a grassroots, middle-America protest against the United Nations.

We're objecting to the continued reign of "thief in chief" Kofi Annan and asking that the Feds stop sending taxpayer dollars to this failed institution.  To prove our point we will be torching a UN flag.

We'll be joined by local "mewzickian-poet" Dada Orwell, who will spin a custom tune or two for us.  We'll roast some marshmallows and generally have a good time.  You're invited to bring open-carried firearms, anti-UN signs and friends...but most importantly bring your love of freedom!

Time: 11am Saturday, December 18
Place: Robin Hood Park in East Keene on Roxbury street. We'll be at the picnic grounds near the reservoir dam.

If you need more information call 603.721.1490.  Spread the word if you like, and we'll see you there!

Now...Below is the original text of this post:

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Would be cool to have a UN flag burning somewhere in NH with all this stuff about Kofi what's his name going on.
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« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2004, 08:37:05 pm »

Love it!
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« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2004, 12:00:55 am »

Yes, a very good idea, because of the problems the UN is going thru lately! 8) ;D
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Re:UN flag burning
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2004, 01:14:24 pm »

If I can get three volunteers in time to help me make this happen, I will organize a flag burning.   Until I get that I won't lift a finger or plan further.    

I'll need your phone numbers and email addresses, send both to dadaorwell at earthlink dot net.  You don't count as a volunteer until you've emailed me this.  




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« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2004, 06:11:23 pm »

Arright I just got three volunteers by email.... so it looks like we are on.

Does anyone else want to lead this endeavor?   If so I am happy to play helper, if not I will lead it myself.   Speak now or be stuck with me.

I'm guessing the best location would be the state house in Concord and I'm brainstorming Saturday the 18th at 11:00 AM.   Feedback and ideas welcome.  
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« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2004, 05:22:23 pm »

Arright since there were no objections to me taking charge...I'm taking charge.

UN flag burning will likely be Saturday Dec. 18. , 11AM.  Location still needs to be set; we'll have to do it somewhere we can get permission to burn something.   If we can't be assured of both by that time we'll delay it.

My current volunteers are Russell, Kat and Kira, and here are the jobs I've given them:

Kat:  act as PR person, make press release contact NH media with it

Russell:  pick the best location and get approval for us to burn flag there .  i'm thinking state house in concord where we'll have to get a permit.

Kira:  find us a UN flag online maybe get nh flag too?  find the best price you can and a flag that is about two feet to four feet in size.  Might be a good idea to order a second flag from a different vendor, as backup.  I'm willing to pitch in 15 bucks.  

Me:  Great Leader, buck stops here guy.  Will make the decisions and also spread the word to NH liberty lovers using my mailing list and my "be the media" outlets.  But I probably won't contact any mainstream media, that will be Kat's job).  Will bring fire extinguisher.


Biggest worries I have right now are getting the flag delivered to one of us on time and finding a public place where we can get permission to do the burning.
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« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2004, 06:10:48 pm »

I'm surprised that you're actually serious about this, considering how so many of you are worried about "bad PR"; my impression's that most Americans support the U.N., at least mildly.

But I'm all for it. Wish I could attend.
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« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2004, 06:45:10 pm »

Seems to be uniting all the malcontents so far if you are any indication LOL

BTW a request...unless there is some private or sensitive piece of info to transmit let's make this thread the primary place where we organize this event.
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« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2004, 07:20:08 pm »

Kat Probably we should not contact the press until we can verify that we will have a flag and a location before dec 18.   But here is the note I've sent out to other web forums:

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NH RESIDENTS TO BURN UN FLAG

Liberty lovers in New Hampshire are organizing a UN flag burning to protest the continued reign of "thief in chief" Kofi Annan.  We also wish to send a message to our national
government that U.S. funding of the UN should cease.  You're invited!

The protest is *tentatively* set for Saturday, December 18, 11:00 AM at the State House in Concord.   All of this could change however.  Keep an eye on  

http://forum.freestateproject.org/index.php?board=41;action=display;threadid=8881

for the latest details on this planned event.  We invite you to attend...bring friends and anti UN signs if you like but most of all bring *you!*

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« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2004, 07:26:07 pm »

I need a volunteer here in New Hampshire to write up some letters-to-editor advertising our protest.   Any takers?  (Kat I don't want you to do this, so you can concentrate on the other stuff you're already doing).

It probably will not be possible to send these letters until later when we know for sure the date time and location.

Kira once you can verify that we'll have the flags on time and russell once you can verify a location...

We can fire off the LTE's  

Let me know if you see any reason we should delay this event.
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« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2004, 07:29:35 pm »

I also need a volunteer to make some calls to NH talk radio letting them know about this in advance....  again, you'll need to wait until we have the date/time/loc settled.

For both LTE's and calls you can use the media contact guide at

http://www.soulawakenings.com/underground/tikiwiki/tiki-read_article.php?articleId=8

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« Reply #11 on: December 10, 2004, 11:09:00 am »

Hmm...polyester and nylon don't burn well, they kind of melt.

Here's some possible places to get flags, I just don't want to pay for it.  I'll chip in some $$ for whoever does, though.

http://store.yahoo.com/imapsusa/nyl3x5outdis.html

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« Reply #13 on: December 10, 2004, 11:30:18 am »

Does anybody know about a city in NH that has passed a "UN Free Zone" type law? :) (Peterborough, Grafton...?)
I would rather be celebrating with that location instead of going to the NH State House. If we are in front of the State House it would look like we are protesting the NH state government and we don't really have a beef with them over this issue. If we were in a city that was showing their displeasure with our involvement with the UN, we would be joining with them instead of protesting. :)
If we could find a more friendly location, I can picture a bonfire and hanging the UN flag above it for our viewing pleasure. ;D Maybe in a city park or other "normal" locations for fires. That way we are not stepping on anyone's toes in NH, since the people and polititians here are not the problem. :) We could always reconvene the "Circle of Liberty" around another campfire. ;)
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« Reply #14 on: December 10, 2004, 11:44:58 am »

Here's the latest:
Kat has agreed to do mainstream press PR
Kira will not be able to get the flags
Awaiting reply from Russell regarding whether he will be able to handle location issues for us - sounds like he is looking into it....russell are you officially going to handle this?

So...for the moment I actually have one or two volunteers and I need at least three, to do the core things above...particularly a volunteer to get a flag.  Actually now that I think about it we probably need two separate flag people, each bringing separate flags...otherwise we're putting too many eggs in one basket.

Either the needed volunteers will step forward or they will not. If and when they do, we will move this protest forward.   If they don't we will delay the protest until they do.   I'm ready to pitch in 15 bucks toward the cost of the flag(s).

  Stay tuned...or better yet volunteer!
Thanks Lloyd and Russell and Kat for what you've already done!  If you can come up with an auxiliary job for Kira that would be great too...maybe one of the other optional jobs in the posts above.
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