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Old 03-22-2004, 06:22 PM   #1
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You would sell it to a lot more people if you added a Burning Flag option
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Old 03-22-2004, 07:55 PM   #2
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Originally posted by MadBob
You would sell it to a lot more people if you added a Burning Flag option
vandalism...

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Old 03-22-2004, 08:18 PM   #3
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As to vandalism...............yes. But, it is also expression. Digital expression. So is it real if it is digital. No one is hurt, and people would do it to show off for their friends. Perhaps sad, but better than doing it for real.
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Old 03-22-2004, 11:29 PM   #4
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As to vandalism...............yes. But, it is also expression. Digital expression. So is it real if it is digital. No one is hurt, and people would do it to show off for their friends. Perhaps sad, but better than doing it for real.
aren't this against the flagpride theme "show your patriotism".
do you show off your patriotism by burning the flags?
although its in digital works and fun to watch, i don't like the sound of it

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Old 03-22-2004, 11:54 PM   #5
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2. Q: do you show off your patriotism by burning the flags?

A: Hmmm, don't people ask for God to be on "thier" side in a sports game? Doesn't this mean that the otherside would "not have god?"

Perhaps patriotism for some is both pride in thier own flag, at the expense of everyone elses.

Perhaps some people, like Koreans, just get a kick out of running the Japanese flag up the pole, and burning it! Something they would never do in person, or perhaps even admit in public, but they would never-the-less enjoy doing.

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Old 03-23-2004, 01:11 AM   #6
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Originally posted by Reichart
Hmmm, don't people ask for God to be on "thier" side in a sports game? Doesn't this mean that the otherside would "not have god?"
God does not side anyone...remember that...
People who asked for God's help is just to boost up ones spritual and innerself...it is the physical strength which helps them out...and morallity is important too.
different cultures have different believes so, doesn't mean that there is only one God..
God only help him who only help himself out...

ok ok.. i'm gonna stop this or else i'm like giving a sunday service in church....

in the first place, why you're using this God thing as example?

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Old 03-23-2004, 01:39 AM   #7
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1. Q: in the first place, why you're using this God thing as example?
A: Because, patriotism and god are similar, they are both arbitrary constructs, opinions. I don’t believe in either, so to have it suggested that patriotism is presented as something substitive, as an argument for a construct just as arbitrary (such as burning a flag, or wearing one as a diaper) seems as ludicrous (to me) as asking for a god to side with one half a whole team. Patriotism is asking for one to side with one half of a whole team.

What comes first, your country, or your earth?

In the grand scale of things, flags separate people, far more than they bring them together. To quote Eddy Izzard,

British Soldier: “We stole countries with the cunning use of flags,” “Yeah. Just sail around the world and stick a flag in. ‘I claim India for Britain!’
Indian: ‘You can’t claim us—we live here! Five hundred million of us!’
Brittish Soldier: ‘Do you have a flag? No flag, no country.’ ”

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Old 03-23-2004, 01:40 AM   #8
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Originally posted by Reichart
. . . As to vandalism...............yes. But, it is also expression. Digital expression. So is it real if it is digital. No one is hurt, and people would do it to show off for their friends. Perhaps sad, but better than doing it for real.
I'm not bothered much by flag burning, but that reasoning is pretty lame, Reichart. Whether or not someone is physically hurt isn't the issue. How about making a game about driving around in D.C. shooting people with a sniper rifle, is that ok? Hey, nobody is hurt... Or did you mean no-one on screen was hurt? Well, let's make a screensaver with U.S. landmarks, wouldn't you love to see Capitoleum cave in, the Golden Gate do a Tacoma or the Statue of Liberty topple? Hey, nobody was hurt, right?

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Old 03-23-2004, 01:43 AM   #9
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1. Q: I'm not bothered much by flag burning, but that reasoning is pretty lame, Reichart. Whether or not someone is physically hurt isn't the issue. How about making a game about driving around in D.C. shooting people with a sniper rifle, is that ok? Hey, nobody is hurt... Or did you mean no-one on screen was hurt? Well, let's make a screensaver with U.S. landmarks, wouldn't you love to see Capitoleum cave in, the Golden Gate do a Tacoma or the Statue of Liberty topple? Hey, nobody was hurt, right?

A: Correct, right. I can sum this up with one simple statement….


“Ceci n’est pas une pipe.”

If you don’t get it, then you don’t get it.
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Old 03-23-2004, 02:41 AM   #10
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No, you flat out can't. Saying that it isn't flag burning, but just a digital replication of flag burning is what I'm questioning, so your Magritte quote won't cut it.

Perhaps you could humour my desire for a more elaborate answer? Please?

P.S. Do you actually believe people would refrain from burning a flag for real given the opportunity to do it on their monitor instead? Can this be applied to other problems as well.

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Old 03-23-2004, 04:06 AM   #11
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whooooa...things getting a little heated and out of hand here....

peace be with you all...
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Old 03-23-2004, 04:08 AM   #12
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how about different back grounds...like fire works on certain holidays..or night sky with spot light on the flag type things?
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Old 03-23-2004, 05:17 AM   #13
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Old 03-23-2004, 11:05 AM   #14
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Oh dear. I guess Calle doesn't play Grand Theft Auto either.
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Old 03-24-2004, 05:08 AM   #15
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Oh, but I do. And believe me, I saw that one coming, but I was just objecting to the reasoning that you can get away with just about anything as long as you call it art/expression.
Thanks to Morgan, Tiny Snapshots is up and running again with "Tiny Järvafält" as the latest addition – Go have a look and tell me what you think.

"We knew the world would not be the same. A few people laughed, a few people cried, most people were silent.
I remembered the line from the Hindu scripture, the Bhagavad-Gita. Vishnu is trying to persuade the Prince that he should do his duty and to impress him takes on his multi-armed form and says,
'Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.'
I suppose we all thought that, one way or another.
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Old 03-24-2004, 05:36 AM   #16
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I agree, Tiny. That's a dousy of a can of worms to be opening though... I won't say anything quite yet, maybe this discussion will take a turn for the less controversial... But if it doesn't, I'll try to sneak in a few comments before the thread gets locked...

BTW, I haven't looked at Flags for awhile, not since the demo came out... Has anything major happened with it since then? IS there an ETA other than "soon" for some of the features we've heard mentioned? Forgive my ignorance, I just haven't been paying attention...
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1. Q: No, you flat out can't. Saying that it isn't flag burning, but just a digital replication of flag burning is what I'm questioning, so your Magritte quote won't cut it.
A: Yes, this is your opinion.

2. Q: P.S. Do you actually believe people would refrain from burning a flag for real given the opportunity to do it on their monitor instead? Can this be applied to other problems as well.

A: I believe that people do what people want to do, and to a greater degree…what they can get away with. No matter how many times I watch a Road Runner cartoon, I do not act out in any manner to the Road Runner, even if we have very similar personalities.

3. Q: …but I was just objecting to the reasoning that you can get away with just about anything as long as you call it art/expression.
A: Funny, I was reasoning that you were an objectivist…I guess I was wrong LOL

I can save a lot of back and forth here…we simply disagree. You would not like living in my world (a metaphorical construct), and I do not like living in what is already ostensibly your world. In my world there are no “bad” word. There is no censorship, burning flags (for example) has no “list of rules” because it has no real meaning. If you bought the flag, you can burn “your” flag. If there is a 10 for 1 sale, you can build a bonfire.

4. Q: BTW, I haven't looked at Flags for awhile, not since the demo came out... Has anything major happened with it since then? IS there an ETA other than "soon" for some of the features we've heard mentioned? Forgive my ignorance, I just haven't been paying attention...
A: No, just an intellectual bake off. And, be careful, I consider “soon” to be a four letter word…which of course…is why I use it so often.
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Originally posted by Reichart
No, just an intellectual bake off. And, be careful, I consider “soon” to be a four letter word…which of course…is why I use it so often.
I know, that's why I put it in quotes...
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