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I saw this thread pop up in the recent posts banner. I was curious what the pledge was coming from another country, one that has no requirement to pledge any allegiance. So here's the opinion of one outsider which means of course my weight in the matter is minimal. And you may seek to correct my interpretations.The first line is a bit odd. Why pledge allegiance to a flag. It's a flag FFS, simply a way of showing what country a place or vessel or delegation or whatever represents. It has no agency. The republic does have agency so it makes a more sense to pledge allegiance there so I'd say get rid of the 'to the flag' bit.The under god has no place in a secular state. If it's not a requirement to believe in god to be a citizen then it shouldn't be in there.What does it mean for a country to be indivisible? In what way. In believe systems? - everyone has to believe the same thing, plainly that's not the case and not possible. In government? - everyone has to support the government regardless of what things they are doing you may disagree with - that's a bit totalitarian and against the ethos of the US I would have thought(well outwardly at least). In jurisdiction? - I guess by definition the US is a defined entity that is indivisible as a country, so that's a truism... but only if you ignore the vastly different laws governing each of the many states. Justice for all is great. That basically just means that people should get treated equally and fairly under the law, though I'd suggest that it's an ideal that is not met reliably - but then it isn't in any country really. Liberty for all is a little more nuanced though, it's not as if you can do whatever you want where ever you want, without respect to others and the laws of the state.What does pledging allegiance really mean or require? To simply abide by the nations laws? Wouldn't it be better to simply promise to abide by the law. Should I back my country up even if I think they're doing something that I strongly disagree with. Some mention it as a way of showing pride in your country, but I don't even no what that means. Here, in Australia, I love so many aspects of where I live. The natural beauty, the fact that as a country we tend to have a better quality of life than most, the character of the people. Although I love it I also understand that it's simply through happenstance that I was born here and if born somewhere else would have developed some similar feelings for that place (even if I wanted to get out because of problems within the state) so it's no reason for some silly swelling pride. On the last point, character of the people, one thing that irks me is this overt nationalism that has taken over the country over the last couple of decades, moving us seemingly more towards the US. This started in our bicentennial year it seems, and it's vacuousness and danger no better illustrated by the trashing of some beautiful places, or race riots that have occurred on the national celebration day. Unfortunately such pride is so often accompanied by belligerence and arrogance.I find these sort of pledges and icons (such as flags) to be apparently profound on the surface but under analyses fall over. What has been termed a deepity by some. It's a great way to get people to not really think about things and to act as sheep. I expect to be told to piss off, it's not your country, and perhaps fair call - but I hope I've flavoured the discussion with an outsiders view, stepping back and viewing from afar.
I definitely don't like it in me. I try to get it out of me at every available opportunity.
Love wearing them, not to work as not practical there!!! Nice to wear when dressing for a guy, turns them on, especially with stockings!!!!! Definitely not practical at work, generally against the dress code and poor safety if you work on a building site, steel capped boots are a must there. I guess if you're a life saver though...And although I love laid back women that dress in comfortable clothes, footware included, I'd not go so far as to say they turn me on, with or without stockings... actually stockings with thongs sounds a little weird, and you'd have trouble getting your big toe and second toe into the thongs with them, but as I've found out being a member of this site, it takes all types...
Always green but they change from a darker green to an emerald green.
Based on how often i've done it there. I'd have to say Sydney.
Yes. I did it at work chatting to a women with someone seated at a desk behind me (a few meters away) facing the opposite direction. I surreptiously shoved a tissue down there which caught some of it.
I've never kept track but I used to pull like a steam train when young.Most in one session with a girl was 5 times in a morning - over about 1.5-2hrs. I would have stroked later in the day I expect as well. I'd often wank a few times in succession when younger. These days there's a longer gap but I'd sometimes go 4 times in a day if I have to time and space.
Yes, bacon and eggs with mushrooms and orange juice. And if I'm in a rush, a teaspoonful of vegemite and a glass of orange juice... even aussies that like vegemite tend to find that disgusting but it works for me. Perhaps it's the Vitamin B and C and salt.
Chinese omelette using chicken left over from a roast. A fave leftovers meal.
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