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Old 07-09-2015, 01:24 PM
 
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The only way I see it being changed is if there is some sort of economic penalties put on the state by companies mainly on of the biggest industries in the state and that's the car manufactures.
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Old 07-10-2015, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Southeast Arizona
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The only way I see it being changed is if there is some sort of economic penalties put on the state by companies mainly on of the biggest industries in the state and that's the car manufactures.
As I noted, MS will be more hardnosed.
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Old 07-12-2015, 11:24 PM
 
Location: Southeast Arizona
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It will make a good wonder to see what the MS government will do of it by January.
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Old 07-14-2015, 07:18 PM
 
Location: Lake Oswego, Manhattan, Aspen
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I hear that NOW, some sort of sports franchise, or sports something-or-other, has banned Mississippi from hosting tournaments or championships, or something like that, because of the flag. (I hate sports, and so really do NOT care about the details.)

But this arbitrary and discriminatory practice surely violates all sorts of laws and commercial codes. Various entities within Mississippi ought to be able to sue.

And who needs their stinkin' tournaments anyway?
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Old 07-14-2015, 07:57 PM
 
Location: Chattanooga, TN
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Mississippi has been on the NCAA post-season ban list for 14 years. No "pre-determined" post season play (bowl games, etc.) can happen in the state, but it's irrelevant because there aren't any stadiums in the state capable of hosting such games. "Earned" post-season play, such as hosting baseball tournament games, is still allowed.

It's only made the news recently because MS is the only state left; the ban on post-season play in South Carolina was recently lifted.
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Old 07-14-2015, 08:00 PM
 
Location: Chattanooga, TN
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Grenada removes state flag

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The Mississippi state flag will no longer fly over City Hall in Grenada.

In a 4-3 vote, the city council voted Monday night to remove the state flag from all city owned property. The change went into effect Tuesday morning.

Mayor Bill Collins said the vote was split along racial lines, with black councilmen voting to remove the flag and white councilman voting to keep it, according to WTVA.
And of course, the response:
https://www.change.org/p/the-city-co...-in-grenada-ms
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Old 07-14-2015, 08:12 PM
 
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don't people know those online petitions are meaningless.
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Old 07-14-2015, 11:15 PM
 
Location: Southeast Arizona
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don't people know those online petitions are meaningless.
Hattiesburg pulled a similar move.

And then Purvis reaffirmed the state flag and kept it in place there.
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Old 07-16-2015, 08:45 PM
 
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I wish they would ban the flags everywhere. It's a slap in the face to blacks and to some of us whites who want the racism to stop, .
no its not, that just an excuse for you to complain, that flag hasn't done anything to you and those it did are already dead. Somebody taught you to hate that flag,just to hate.

I guess you want to ease history, did up all the graves, move the monuments, make gettyberg into a wally world
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Old 07-16-2015, 09:37 PM
 
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I'm not trying to be mean, but Mississippi really does have an identity problem. If Mississippi were to get rid of its current flag and replace it with something that was not controversial, I think it would be a step in a positive direction. I think this would be a great opportunity for Mississippi to show rest of the world that they are marching into the 21st-century and not hanging on to the 19th century.

A lot of people dont understand mississippi. its is totally diferent from any other place, Its closer to lousiana than anything. mississippi is all about history, they dont want to be in the modern world, its a very laid back area. they really only one big city in mississippi. you wont understand, it took me while.

and mississippi is not racist like everybody from outside the states claims, it is a total agriculture state. farms from one end to the other. its cotton, peanuts, soybean, timber, seafood, cattle.

so when people say they ought to ban the state flag, you forget one point, the people of mississippi voted and they want that flag, they voted to keep that flag, and it wasnt that long ago

what the people of mississippi want is for others to quit butting into their business.

so how do i know........ i live and work in Biloxi, Mississippi
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