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Offline Laredo

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So Troubling...
« on: July 03, 2019, 09:38:54 AM »
https://apnews.com/64065d116c204c479dd322695bb5598e

It ruins my day to read something like this.

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Oct      6-7, 2012 - 2nd
April 20-21, 2013 - 3rd
Sept     7-8, 2013 - 4th - Rifleman!!

"The cost of a thing is the amount of life required to be exchanged for it, immediately or in the long run. When one has obtained those essentials necessary for well-being — food, shelter, warmth, and clothing, there is an alternative to struggling through steel jungles for the luxuries. That’s to adventure on life itself, one’s vacation from humble toil having commenced.” -Townsend Whelen

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Re: So Troubling...
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2019, 09:45:14 AM »
Don't let it.

The market will respond accordingly.

On a separate note, wouldn't it be REALLY REALLY COOL to give out Rifleman patches that look like that for next year's Patriot Day event?
"5 minutes for this stage - that's like a week in people years!"

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Re: So Troubling...
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2019, 10:39:08 AM »
Iceberg alert.   :sos:
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Re: So Troubling...
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2019, 11:24:21 AM »
I would have bought a pair! They look really cool.

Won't be buying anything NIKE any time soon.
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Re: So Troubling...
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2019, 11:33:57 AM »
 :tsk:  SORRY
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Re: So Troubling...
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2019, 12:01:37 PM »
I've never worn the swooshstika.
One more reason to avoid it.

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Re: So Troubling...
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2019, 12:05:07 PM »
Iceberg alert.   :sos:

Threadjack in progress...now about those patches... ;D
"5 minutes for this stage - that's like a week in people years!"

"Responsibility is a unique concept... You may share it with others, but your portion is not diminished. You may delegate it, but it is still with you... If responsibility is rightfully yours, no evasion, or ignorance or passing the blame can shift the burden to someone else. Unless you can point your finger at the man who is responsible when something goes wrong, then you have never had anyone really responsible.”
― Hyman G. Rickover

"Scoring is a function of great execution, and winning Is the result, but thinking about winning can pull your focus off of proper execution in a competition. Thinking about process is the answer."- Lanny Bassham

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Re: So Troubling...
« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2019, 12:11:09 PM »
I haven't bought a pair of Nike anything since Kap's antics.  That wasn't easy for me, because I've been a huge Nike fan since I was a kid.  I always had at least a couple pairs, plus running/workout clothes. 

They might've been able to win me back, but that seals it.

On the bright side, Brooks makes better running shoes, and they're not afraid to honor Old Glory. 

https://www.brooksrunning.com/american-flag-running-gear/

And I'd LOVE a patch like you're describing. 

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Re: So Troubling...
« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2019, 01:15:14 PM »
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Re: So Troubling...
« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2019, 01:17:18 PM »
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1st Appleseed/Cleared Redcoat/Rifleman: 4/20/2013 - Miamisburg, OH
1st Known Distance Rifleman: 11/3/2018 - New Philadelphia, OH
1st Winterseed Rifleman: 1/26/2019 - Liberty Center, OH
Donned the Red Hat: 6/16/2019 - Wilmington, OH

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Re: So Troubling...
« Reply #10 on: July 03, 2019, 01:30:44 PM »
Friends,

Discussion about potential new patches is fine, unfortunately this thread contains modern politics (icebergs) and violations of Intellectual Property.

If you want to mock up a design of something and send it to one of the AOC members, we’re happy to look at it. However, we must protect our trademarked items.

Please please... I don't want to lock someone's thead.

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Re: So Troubling...
« Reply #11 on: July 03, 2019, 05:32:18 PM »
Thanks for the caution Maximum...  I knew this was close to the line when I posted it.

It just hits so close to home.  It really took my breath away to read that. 

I take the blame for this thread coming so close to the line of politics... if not crossing it...


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Oct      6-7, 2012 - 2nd
April 20-21, 2013 - 3rd
Sept     7-8, 2013 - 4th - Rifleman!!

"The cost of a thing is the amount of life required to be exchanged for it, immediately or in the long run. When one has obtained those essentials necessary for well-being — food, shelter, warmth, and clothing, there is an alternative to struggling through steel jungles for the luxuries. That’s to adventure on life itself, one’s vacation from humble toil having commenced.” -Townsend Whelen

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Re: So Troubling...
« Reply #12 on: July 03, 2019, 09:10:13 PM »