Desert Messenger

January 4, 2012

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January 4, 2012 Local candidate for town council flies flag upside down Quartzsite, AZ - The photo to the right was taken on Federal BLM (Bureau of Land Management) lands, located at the La Posa South Long Term Visitor Area (LTVA) just south of Quartzsite, Arizona. Jennifer "Jade" Jones, a candidate for Quartzsite town council and self proclaimed Public Persona, along with her husband John "Jack" Jones have been camping at that site in the LTVA since early fall. Jones became famous during the summer when the video of her ar- rest at the June 28th council meet- ing went "viral" on the Internet. United States Code Title 4 Chapter 1 §8. Respect for Flag states "The flag should never be displayed with the union down, except as a signal of dire distress in instances of extreme dan- ger to life or property." The International Code of Signals 2005 Edition, Appendix 1, contains no reference to an upside down na- tional flag as a possible distress signal. However, a German Merchant Captain once explained , "If a crew abandons a ship in distress to save their life, the last thing to do (if they have time to do so) is to turn the flag upside down. This means that they give up any right on the vessel or cargo and anybody who manages to rescue the ship after- wards could keep it." In court, a com- pany would lose claim of property on an abandoned ship, but if the flag was upright it would indicate that the crew did not leave in distress, and the com- pany would have a stronger case in court to claim the right on the vessel. Page 7 I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him. - Abraham Lincoln Honey Do Lists? Call Rich! satisfied customers! High quality workmanship Small to Large Projects 208-290-5102 not a licensed contractor photo by Shanana Rain Golden-Bear Local veterans, and their wives, in- terviewed consider the act of flying the flag upside down to be very disre- spectful, but a right of expression that they fought for, and many died for. While the federal government does not prohibit hanging the U.S. flag up- side down, many believe the only ac- ceptable reason to hang the flag up- side down is in cases of dire distress. However, political activists are taking to flying the upside down flag as an expression of their frustration over government issues. Activists are using the upside down flag as a "symbol of a nation in distress". Desert Messenger reached out to Mrs. Jones for comment. Her reply was simply, "Don't you have any real news to report?" [Editor's note: This article was originally layed out for the front page. Out of respect for the family of Bob Kelley, a proud veteran with very strong convictions for the flag and his country, the decision was made to move the story to page 7 .] crazy suzy publishing & design Web & Print Services SINCE 1986 website design forums blogs ecommerce domain names hosting low cost printing & design Suzy Johnson Cell (805) 550-2804 Quartzsite, AZ 20% OFF* 20% OFF* Quartzsite Flute Circle 1st Saturday of each month at Redfeather Rose Studios (760) 220-0013 COUPON RV ROOF RESEAL SPECIAL RV Roof Seals Done Right by People Who Know Roof Seals! (Oregonians) *20 % OFF Labor thru end of the year with this ad! (expires Dec.31, 2011) Please leave message if no answer. 541-974-4469 20% OFF* 20% OFF* experience in Builder with 35 years THE HEALING PROPERTIES OF FIRE AGATE With its affinity for the base Chakra, Fire Agate is useful for grounding and estab- lishing a powerful connection with the earth. This crystal is exellent for dispelling fear and may be worn to provide a strong shield of protec- tion. Fire Agate may also be used to "burn", destroy, and transmute the old, making way for the new. If there are any aspects of your personality or life that you would like to change radically, this is the stone that you need to "burn" away any blockages or obstacles that are standing in your way. It is also an energizing stone that should be used when you are feeling exhausted and "burned out". Large selection of fine jewelry in 14K & Sterling Silver Turquoise: Cut stones & all types of Turquoise Jewelry Coins: Wide variety of Silver coins at give-a-way prices. SEMPER FI MINE • RAW STONES • POLISHED GEMS • FINE JEWELRY Please contact John MIller 928-757-2264 • 928-277-9802 Email: QIA POW WOW Spaces 251 & 252 We Welcome You to Come and Browse Specialists in all grades of Fire Agate One of the largest collections of Fire Agate in the world can be seen at the : DESERT GARDENS Space J-20 QUARTZSITE SHOW 2012! Call Doug! since 1977

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