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  1. Gator Mcklusky

    Gator Mcklusky Silver Member

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    The AMERICAN company Schott, that created the first ever motorcycle jacket, goes off on freedom of speech. Ok got it, sounds cool...but they put a frigging Peace Sign on the back. WTF man? I get it, bikers definitely support the First Amendment, but a symbol of the draft dodgers? Uh, nope. God help us. We the people? Yeah, but not with the Jane Fonda signature. I don’t care if this gets deleted. Libertarian? Of course. Liberal? Never! 2481597E-283D-45AC-A571-31DEEBBAE056.png
     
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    Alpal Gold Member
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    The writing,....Yes,......The symbol,......No,.......
     
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  3. Gator Mcklusky

    Gator Mcklusky Silver Member

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    Amen, @Alpal.
     
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    More Boardroom B S. They don't have a clue.
    Blue-collar experience fixes that.
    Dumb Phucks...it shows where their $ are going in the upcoming election.
     
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    I seem to remember "Footprint of the American chicken" . . . .
     
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    So....Hanoi Jane aside, I wonder if this is an attempt to capture the youth dollar?

    It's unlikely that the demo this is focused on knows anything about Vietnam, Free Love, or [blasphemy] John Locke. All of the symbols on that jacket seem like romanticized rebellious political statements, unless you consider the two of them together and contextually associate what/whom the target is.
     
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    Yeah, I agree with @Baldhead_J , the targeted demographic doesn't know what those symbols mean. Heck, even in the '60s that symbol was used by the youth who didn't know what it originally meant. It came from England in the '50s - was made from 2 railroad signs put together - N and D - stood for Nuclear Disarmament.
    Also look how the youth have taken over the Pound or Number sign! Now it's a "Hashtag"
    :confused:
     
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    [nerd]
    That's "our" fault. We use that as a tag to "hash" [read: sort] data. It was popularized on the Twitter platform when "we" taught the public how to make "topics" discoverable for the public to "subscribe" to or easily search.
    [/nerd]

    Sorry, I couldn't help it.
     
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    So...isn’t it incumbent upon us Sea Daddies to educate the youth?
     
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    #GoNavy

    It definitely is. But corporate America is the engine of capitalism, not education.
     
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    Schott will soon discover that they have a LOT of these in the warehouse if they are after my age of people to buy that 'Chicken Track'.
     
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    I couldn't help it- had to go look. The cost of this makes it a novelty item designed for wealthy kids and/or instagram models. Who can afford this sh!t?

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    You're right about the letters -- but they didn't come from a railroad!
    Also didn't come from "England", but a British artist and the Nuclear Disarmament march had the first march in England, then over here.

    It's Semafore from the Navy.
     
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    So "#Me too" should be read "hashtag me too"? No wonder I was getting dirty looks when I said "pound me too".
     
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    I wouldn't buy the jacket with all that crap on it, but aside from that here's another fact. I was a Marine grunt in the Nam back in 68. We gave the peace sign all the time to each other. It was kind of a joke, here we are signing for peace all the while we're out in the bush killing gooks every day.

    It was kind of a metaphor for what we wanted, compared to the way our lives at the time were. I still sometimes wear a metal peace sign on my vest at times, no one ever says anything; guess most don't know what it means, the other Nam vets just aren't going to mess with me so they never ask either. We sure weren't any hippies if you know what I mean. Just saying.
     
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    But would you wear it on the back of your jacket like colors?
     
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    No, I wouldn't wear all that crap. Besides, the symbol has kind of lost all it's meaning over the years, most all of the hippies are gone. Unfortunately, so are most of my Marine brothers from back in the day as we had a habit of burning the candle from both ends, some lit it in the middle as well.
     
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    My best friend is a grizzled Marine. I'm convinced his grumpy ass will never die. His body may wear out but he'll just PCS to guard the gates (and bars) of heaven.
     
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    I think so, and I do that with my kids and nieces and nephews - resulting in my daughter's friends always wanting her on their team whenever they play Trivia. :D
     
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    :eek::eek: Holy Shitake Mushrooms Batman! :eek::eek:
     
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