By Cory Doctorow at 12:03 pm Fri, Feb 15, 2013
USA USA USA
For security reasons. Always.
Heh. Honesty would require me to alter that sign with a couple of red letters. “For Insecurity Reasons.”
If you don’t like freedom, America will kill you.
Well, they can’t just put a sign up that says, “No parking, for loading and unloading only, assholes will be towed”, now can they?
The only blue on the sign is for the Canton (or Field) of the U.S. flag, so in addition to incurring additional cost of a two-color silk screening process, there is also the previously non-existent issue of registration (getting the two colors to line up relative to one-another). The decorative flags increase the cost of the sign, increase the likelihood of manufacturing error, and limit sale to the U.S. market.
And if they’re going to pay all that extra money to represent the canton accurately, they should at least get the stars aligned correctly on that blue.
I think limited-use signs like this are likely vinyl-cut rather than screen-printed. Still increases the cost for the same reasons though.
There are times when I wish I lived in America so I could boycott assholes like this.
Boycott an airport? Shoot. I bet you could do that in your country too.
In America we have an old saying: “Get the hell out!”
Because no terrorist would ever think to hide a bomb in a truck that’s being unloaded!
It’s been scientifically proven that only parked cars have bombs in them.
No Parking. It’s the American Way!
Dammit! I wanted to do some inactive loading and unloading.
Someone should cover up “security reasons” with a sticker saying “science.” Much better.
If you think putting a sticker on a sign at an airport won’t get you tackled tazed trussed, or shot if you fail to respond to a command properly, eh you know it will, give that sticker to someone you don’t like at all.
Whoever put that swoosh on there probably has a sweet security certificate to show for it
All the sign lacks is a graven image of Jesus on the cross. That, and an anti-drug slogan for the children.
And “See something? Say something!”
There is no doubt in my mind that the use if flags was intentional from either a subliminal message of “absolute compliance” AND/OR it’s a federal regulation.
If you want to creep yourself out, try recording every time you see an American flag throughout your average day.
This is a couple of miles from me. Five thousand of them. Five fucking thousand.
That’s a lot of flags to come all the way from China
Rotarians. Why spend money on feeding the hungry when you can spend it on an acre of Chinese polyester to “honor the fallen”?
I like your idea. “In commemoration of the fallen heroes, we will be giving textbooks to poor children, next week we’ll be building a new soup kitchen and sleeping area for the homeless. It’s what they would have wanted us to do”
True. I can’t answer for the rest of the world , but it looks very odd to someone from the UK. I know of just one one house in the UK that flies a Union Flag from a flagpole. I don’t know them, it’s just a place we go past on the way to visit my mum, and it is so unusual that I remember it. It doesn’t automatically mean they are Protestant Loyalists or in the National Front, but I don’t fancy the cut of their jib.
Is the term “CUZ 9/11″ in the OED yet?
Better dead than parked and waiting!
I want the passive loading and unloading parking. Or at least the “lethargic and slothful loading and unloading”
“The white zone is for loading and unloading only.”
Listen, Betty: don’t start up with your “white zone” shit again.
This is because I got an abortion, isn’t it?
We even put on signs now the fact that terrorists have won.
no way to verify its’ legality, but… / “just do it”/ /”U.S.A”/ … must be official.
You see flags used all the time for this kind of thing. The implication being that, if you’re a real patriot, you’ll do as you’re told.
Should you need to wait for someone here, make sure that you have some packages, bags, or whatever in your vehicle. While you wait, simply actively load and unload them from your vehicle.
You took a picture at an airport?
Have fun in the gulag.
Personally, I think the flags _really_ tie the sign together.
(while the DHS abides)
“If you park here, the terrorists have won.”
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