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White House

Postby GrahamH » Mon Mar 24, 2003 12:57 pm

On RTE news on Friday night I noted that the White House is lit up in blazing orange light, in contrast to the usual pure white light that illuminates it after dark. Is it lit in a different colour during war time?
I know that the circular presidential seal pattern in the carpet of the Oval Office is replaced with the image of an eagle during war, so is the lighting a similar ploy?

Dosn't the building look fantastic though, esp the pedimented facade, it really is a beautiful edifice, and rightly earns the commonly held opinion of being the finest and most befitting residences of all heads of state in the world.

And all thanks to a Kilkenny man.
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Postby cf » Mon Mar 24, 2003 2:42 pm

"The Department of Homeland Security in consultation with the Homeland Security Council, has made the decision to raise the national threat level from an Elevated to High risk of terrorist attack or Level Orange." .....maybe this has something to do with it..... or maybe it's a Unionist plot to take over the Oval Office.....
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Postby PaulC » Mon Mar 24, 2003 2:58 pm

AND did you know that the white house was designed by an Irish man and modelled on Leinster House!!!
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Postby Starch » Mon Mar 24, 2003 4:17 pm

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Postby J. Seerski » Mon Mar 24, 2003 4:48 pm

God I knew the war would get into the board somehow!
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Postby Starch » Mon Mar 24, 2003 5:20 pm

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Postby Jack » Tue Mar 25, 2003 5:40 pm

......was just watchin the war the last.....wasn't it great how the yanks blew the ass out of the planning dept in Baghdad......any chance of the same in Belfast?
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