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PostFri Jul 22, 2016 12:25 pm 
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It just dawned on me that what is being described here is a Totem Pole.  Of course that would create a whole other argument to be had.
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PostFri Jul 22, 2016 1:24 pm 
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I like a plain blue tarp like we see all over the place. If you want to put the silhouette of an orca on it that might make it nicer.
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PostFri Jul 22, 2016 9:00 pm 
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Mike Collins wrote:
a plain blue tarp

That really is just perfectly appropriate.   agree.gif

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PostSat Jul 23, 2016 8:12 am 
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RodF wrote:
...if they'll take us.

From Wiki. about the design of the British Columbia flag. We can do better than a boring blue tarp.  bored.gif

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The four wavy white and three wavy blue lines symbolize the province's location between the Pacific Ocean and the Rocky Mountains. The setting sun represents the fact that British Columbia is Canada's westernmost province. The sun may also reflect the provincial motto "Splendor sine occasu" (beauty that never diminishes)—or, in other words, the sun that never sets (on the British Empire). The Union Flag on top reflects the province's British heritage
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PostMon Jul 25, 2016 12:46 pm 
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lostintheforest wrote:
Voxxjin wrote:
just slap an orca on the flag. maybe with a bear riding its back. And an eagle on the bear's back.

yes, but what color should the background be?

IDK. The blue tarp is kinda funny. maybe the bottom half  (darker)blue for the pacific and the upper half a real (dark)green  for the forests with an orca in the middle. (And maybe a bear riding it's back.  biggrin.gif )   But the animal should be done in the NW Indian art style to honor the natives of WA.

(I really don't like the green on the current WA flag. It's a really ugly shade of green imo)

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PostWed Aug 03, 2016 11:55 am 
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IanB wrote:
Mike Collins wrote:
a plain blue tarp

That really is just perfectly appropriate.   agree.gif

I thought Oregon had already taken that one...

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PostWed Aug 03, 2016 2:45 pm 
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Currently there is a movement to give Washington DC statehood and voting rights. They would want and should have the state name, Washington.

Actually, as a former resident of the District of Columbia, proposals for statehood usually say that the name would be based on the name of the District. New Columbia is a common suggestion. I think most of the statehood advocates would be just fine letting the other Washington out west keep that name.

Btw, if I may continue my digression, the main reason that people who actually live there want statehood is not to get votes in the House and Senate, it is to get out from under the thumb of Congress. Imagine if the city you lived in had to have it's budget and most laws approved by the US Congress.
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PostThu Aug 04, 2016 5:18 am 
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HBC Columbia District
HBC Columbia District

In the newspaper name contest my state name choice was, Columbia. The new name, Wenatchee won the contest.
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PostThu Aug 04, 2016 9:17 am 
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I would opt for a geoduck on the blue tarp. It would depict it being plucked from the beautiful blue waters of Puget Sound.
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PostFri Aug 05, 2016 8:54 am 
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Dick B wrote:
I would opt for a geoduck on the blue tarp.

The flag of British Columbia was the creation of a preacher. This means that it was probably inspired by God Almighty!


Lets see some self respect around here. A blue tarp?  lol.gif
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PostSun Aug 07, 2016 9:30 am 
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Snowbrushy wrote:
Currently there is a movement to give Washington DC statehood and voting rights. They would want and should have the state name, Washington.

No, they can take a back seat to the name "Washington". "Columbia" would be fine, but no voting rights. They already don't know how to manage what they have....  dizzy.gif

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