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Old 08-23-2014, 01:45 PM   #46
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Technically, a flag flown at half mast is ONLY to be flown for military when they are KIA - it has been turned into something that isn't done out of honor anymore, just for any old person for any old reason
Yes, I was a little put off (actually pissed) when NJ Gov Christie ordered all flags at half mast for get this....WHITNEY HOUSTON! The original purpose of half mast flags has been lost....
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Old 08-26-2014, 11:45 AM   #47
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It may be rather silly of me, but I *really* hope the Genie is out with Aladdin and Jasmine in Morocco when I visit. I need a hug.
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i was there the day he died very sad day
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Old 09-08-2014, 11:53 AM   #49
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I agree with you.

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He took his own life I relally don't understand why people want to turn him into some kind of Martry.
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Old 09-11-2014, 07:55 AM   #50
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Don't understand

There is no possible way that Robin Williams could be construed as a martyr. (maybe you have misunderstood the word?)

The attitude that because he committed suicide his body of work, and his life is less worth remembering is truly disgusting.

We would be happy to remember him had he sadly died of cancer, or a car accident, or something, but, to die of mental illness, that's somehow less tragic?

Depression (and other mental disorders) are REAL, and can be fatal.

This is not the fault of the sufferer. To die because you happened to get a mental illness is NO different from dying as a result of a physical illness.

RW made several Disney movies, and I can't see why they wouldn't have dome something to mark his passing.
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Old 09-11-2014, 10:25 AM   #51
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Yes, I was a little put off (actually pissed) when NJ Gov Christie ordered all flags at half mast for get this....WHITNEY HOUSTON! The original purpose of half mast flags has been lost....
US Code also mandates the flag at half for congressmen and senators, but I'd rather honor Robin Williams than most of those guys.
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Old 09-11-2014, 11:03 AM   #52
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Yes, I was a little put off (actually pissed) when NJ Gov Christie ordered all flags at half mast for get this....WHITNEY HOUSTON! The original purpose of half mast flags has been lost....
I respect that flags at half mast is a high honor, but it was my understanding that this decision was made due to the incredible amount of charity work that WHitney Houston performed specifically in NJ and NYC... from donating proceeds ( $1 million+) to the NYC fire dept/police disaster relief fund following 9-11 ....to giving so much money that a Intensive Care Unit was established and named after her in Newark that supports the only pediatric liver transplantation program in NJ.

http://www.blackcelebritygiving.com/...-humanitarian/

http://www.whitney-fan.com/biography/charity/

When you think of all the people whose lives were saved or helped through her work with St Jude or other charities... I think a flag at half mast is an acceptabletribute.

Robin Williams also performed an amazing amount of charity that touched many people's lives... for example he had a rider in his contract that required the hiring of homeless people to work on his projects.

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014...n_5674896.html

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment...811-story.html

Amazing talent and generousity was displayed by both WHitney and Robin.
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