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    Generalissimo Francisco Franco

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliché View Post
    Generalissimo Francisco Franco
    I heard he was still clinging to life.

    Miracle Max was going to bring him around, since he's only mostly dead

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    Gloria Vanderbilt

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clamato View Post
    Gloria Vanderbilt
    a/k/a Anderson Cooper's mom. Never knew that....until now.

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    The Betsy Ross Flag... According to the WSJ, Nike has halted and pulled from the shelves a sneaker with the Betsy Ross American Flag which was planned for a 4th of July sale.




    Apparently to Nike, America's first flag is too offensive to be displayed in public.
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    I doubt the average NIKE customer for this shoe could care less about CK and what he thinks he’s accomplishing.

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    Are people lining up to buy footwear with flags on them?

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    Guess we’ll never know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clamato View Post
    Are people lining up to buy footwear with flags on them?
    The shoes likely would have sold out in minutes - so yes.

    Never really thought that Betsy Ross was a racist. Or that the American Revolution was racist. Until
    Now.

    Hope you enjoy four more years of Trump.

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    Lee Iacocca, father of the Ford Mustang.

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    Nope, don't get it. Nike looks extremely weak here. Maybe they should have done their research before chaining their brand to kind of a dumb guy with inconsistent beliefs. Maybe it's past time to quietly cut 'im loose.

    That said, I think people really overreacted to the anthem protests, and that only boosted Kaepernick's power as a symbol. I personally thought kneeling for the anthem was an ineffective method to protest against racism and the symbolism was a bit forced, but it's not worth getting all worked up about.

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    I was always under the impression that it's direspectful to use the flag-esque look as clothing, like a stars and stripes themed head band or something. Unless it was a uniform, of course - military, law enforcement, scouts, etc.


    Yes!



    No!



    On another note, perhaps some of you military types can edify me. Why are the patches on military uniforms "backward"? In Scouts we were taught that the stars are always in the upper left corner, whether displayed horizontal or vertical. But uniform patches are stars in the upper right. What gives?

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    They're not technically starred in the upper right, they are mounted forward.

    Kind of like flames on a hot rod.



    And as to flag-esque clothing. I think it is wrong to wear (as opposed to display on clothing) the US flag. But perfectly fine to wear any variation of US flag influenced motif ... at all. Just not the flag, as flag, itself. Your linked image is a clear fail, it's a flag, just rearranged.

    The Brits are interesting, they fully accept and frequently wear or fashion their national flag yet (largely) look down on flying it, even on national holidays.
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    Quote Originally Posted by middlein87 View Post
    On another note, perhaps some of you military types can edify me. Why are the patches on military uniforms "backward"? In Scouts we were taught that the stars are always in the upper left corner, whether displayed horizontal or vertical. But uniform patches are stars in the upper right. What gives?
    from this website:

    When worn in this manner, the flag is facing to the observer’s right, and gives the effect of the flag flying in the breeze as the wearer moves forward.

    Palmetto State Armory has come out with the perfect response:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenly Ellynby View Post
    ... Kaepernick's power as a symbol.






    With a 4.0 GPA, and as a football star in an affluent household in a small California city near Modesto, Kaepernick lived a life of oppression that must have scarred him in ways that those of us spared of his background can never imagine.
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