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  1. Apr 2020
    1. 28 national flags have christian symbols. As you can see from the map above, most are concentrated in Europe and former European colonies in the Pacific (most of those being Union Jacks and/or Southern Crosses).
    2. It’s also interesting to note that Scandinavia, while sporting the more obvious Christian designs, has some of the most secular countries on earth.
    3. Oh Nepal, you vexilogical wonder! It is the only non-quadrilateral national flag on Earth.
    4. This is probably up there with the top most bad-ass flags on Earth. Sporting their national symbol, Druk the Thunder Dragon, and the colors of Tibetan Buddhism, this is a flag no collection should be without! Bhutan is also the world’s happiest nation! And it’s obvious why…their national symbol is a Thunder Dragon named Druk!
  2. Aug 2019
  3. Jul 2018
    1. The scene could come right out of today’s Blue Lives Matter meme factory. Along with images of warriors, weapons, and German shepherds, pictures of children—often little blond girls—hugging cops infuse the movement with an ominous sentimentalism.
    2. The Thin Blue Line runs less risk of alienating potential supporters; the American flag, filtered through a lens darkly, might send just the right message.
    3. The blue line poses the old question of organized labor—which side are you on?—as a loyalty test.
    4. The Blue Lives Matter movement, which began after the December 20, 2014, slaying of two New York City police officers, soon adopted the Thin Blue Line flag. The murders were the catalyst for what quickly became a rebuttal to Black Lives Matter, its insistence that we pay more attention to killer cops than to cops killed in the line of duty.