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Thursday, September 13, 2018

This is a live camera filming an American Flag off the coast of North Carolina. While the flag is ripped and tattered now, just few hours ago it was completely intact. According to Explore.org: "This ocean cam is affixed to the Frying Pan Tower, 34 miles off the coast of Cape Fear, North Carolina. The tower was built in the 1960s to warn ships of the shallow waters nearby. Though GPS navigation technology means this tower is no longer used for its original purpose, it's an important ecosystem for marine wildlife (check out the underwater shark cam to see what we mean) and provides a beautiful view of the sun rising and setting over the Atlantic Ocean."

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Ah, a brisk seabreeze!

#1 | Posted by cbob at 2018-09-13 05:24 PM | Reply

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Web cams from all along the coast including this one, not really much to see yet it's still 90 miles off shore.

With tropic storm force winds extending 195 miles from the center that means I'm only 35 miles from tropic storm winds. Not sure I buy that since right now we are seeing almost no sustained winds and gusts under 10 MPH

#2 | Posted by TaoWarrior at 2018-09-13 06:30 PM | Reply

Here is a fun one to keep your eye on for the next 12-48 hours (what a strange hurricane)

Duke power outage map

#3 | Posted by TaoWarrior at 2018-09-13 06:33 PM | Reply

Only a flesh wound.

#4 | Posted by pirate at 2018-09-13 06:36 PM | Reply

You know if we honoured what the flag STOOD for more than the flag itself. This country would be in much better shape.

#5 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-09-13 06:43 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Nothing quite like seeing the american flag get ripped apart by the forces of climate change that america created.

#6 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2018-09-13 07:25 PM | Reply

Twas a dark and STORMY night...

#7 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-09-13 07:45 PM | Reply

Twas a dark and STORMY night...

POSTED BY DONNERBOY AT 2018-09-13 07:45 PM | REPLY

Came the golden rains of passion.

#8 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-09-13 07:51 PM | Reply

"Came the golden rains of passion." - #8 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-09-13 07:51 PM

All that Depends on your point-of-view.

#9 | Posted by Hans at 2018-09-13 08:16 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

"Twas a dark and STORMY night..." - #7 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-09-13 07:45 PM

The sea was angry that day, my friend.

#10 | Posted by Hans at 2018-09-13 08:16 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

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The U.S. Flag Code addresses the rules for flying flags, rain or shine. It is specific on what to do in the case of rain. The United States Code, Title 36, Chapter 10, states: "The flag should not be displayed on days when the weather is inclement, except when an all-weather flag is displayed."Jun 14, 2011

#11 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-09-13 10:09 PM | Reply

"You know if we honoured what the flag STOOD for more than the flag itself. This country would be in much better shape."

People who kneel for the National Anthem stand for what the flag stands for.
The ones who complain about it stand for the opposite of what the flag stands for.
And in New Jersey, you drive on the Parkway and park on the driveway.

#12 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-09-14 12:02 AM | Reply

I watched the Frying Pan Tower cam all day yesterday. When I got home, I saw the flag had torn more. I looked after the sun went down and it still seemed like it was streaming but too dark to see anything. But it was fun seeing the colors flying. It went down sometime before 6am this morning though as they put on an old feed.

#13 | Posted by humtake at 2018-09-14 12:26 PM | Reply

And by the way, the ones who kneel for the Anthem are only standing for the cause they are protesting. If they were to be honoring their ability to protest, they would be standing for the Anthem because that's the whole reason for doing so. It doesn't make kneeling good or bad but the fact people used bad logic for trying to make a point is impossible to ignore. The act of protesting is meant to bring up the importance of a specific issue. The act of standing for the Anthem, saluting, etc. is to show support of the country and honor to our flag. Sure, you can add your own definition to try to make your argument more valid, but that doesn't change the purpose of why standing for the Anthem began in the first place.

"Toward the close of his speech Burrows said, "Soldiers should not be heedless to the sentiment of their songs and to the music of their bands. ... I would like to see every true American, soldier or citizen, when he hears the grand notes of our National air, rise to his feet in patriotic recognition and uncover."

There it is. Standing was suggested to show "patriotic recognition". That was its purpose. Kneeling to protest is a bad platform and always has been. But regardless of opinion, the act of protesting cannot logically be considered standing for patriotism.

Oh, and here's a really cool follow-up to the Frying Pan Tower feed. Sadly, it also shows that people take offense to everything these days.

www.newsobserver.com

#14 | Posted by humtake at 2018-09-14 12:36 PM | Reply

Oh say can you see, My eyes if you can, Then my hair's too short!

#15 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-09-14 06:57 PM | Reply

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