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Another way to support the troops...

and this is a Washington Post staff article so you can count on it not leaning to the right.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/07/23/AR2006072300630.html?referrer=email

Every T-Shirt Tells a War Story
Group Designs Clothing To Show Support for Troops

By Josh White
Washington Post Staff Writer
Monday, July 24, 2006; Page A17

While the yellow ribbon has become the accepted sign of support for U.S. troops fighting overseas, it is decidedly plain, impersonal and sometimes intensely politicized.

At least that is what the founders of Take Pride believe, and they are trying to rally America's youth around a new set of symbols that show solidarity with the country's servicemen and servicewomen. The organization is promoting T-shirts aimed at evoking the spirit of the troops who are fighting the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, without taking a political stance.

So far, the group offers nine different shirts inspired by individual soldiers and Marines who have risked their lives -- or are risking their lives -- on the battlefield. The shirts are colorful and contemporary, and capture the mood of those who have lived the wars. ...


There is a link near the bottom and I suggest avoiding it if on dial-up as it uses Flash exclusively but for those on broadband (or with lots of time on their hands) the slide show is quite worthwhile.
http://www.takepride.com/

I ordered several myself (some for gifts) and they will fit right alongside several I currently wear such as "Join the US Cavalry! Travel to strange lands, meet new people, Kill them" and "Someone said there is safety in numbers. Quick, send us those protesters!"

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Do you travel outside of the USA

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wearing a t-shirt with meet new people, Kill them" on it?

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Yes, I have...

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and as a matter of simple fact I have a couple (light brown in color and mil spec) that have that printed on them that I wore in Grenada and they came about because older ones (Olive Drab in color) well worn in South East Asia and Australia and yes, even Canada (Vancouver area) had become a bit threadbare.

No one seeing me in it had a problem -- I suspect you do only because you are there and I am here.

You didn't bother reading the article nor watching the Slide Show now did you. (not a question as the answer is evident and requires no further input from you although like the backyard quick trots you likely just can't stop yourself)

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He's a suggestion

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Order up a couple hundred,(make XXXX large, so they fit over body armour), send them to Iraq, see if the troops want to wear them.

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"He's a suggestion" -- broken English?

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You don't have a response

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to my suggestion to you that you send t-shirts to troops, so the people they are saving from Saddam, know how they feel about ''meeting new people''?

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I don't respond to utter stupidity. Dealing with contrived

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ignorance is the limit.

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(NT) (NT) Grenada , Now THAT was a war.

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Limited though it was...

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the rounds snapping near were real as could be and even for those with no previous experience offered insights unavailable to those like you who only experience it vicariously through TV or role playing games (or comic books like G.I.Joe as DK was wont to do).

You have my pity but lack my respect.

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Speaking of Grenada and t-shirts (OT)

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I was there a year after the "invasion" as a tourist and bought a t-shirt thanking the US for rescuing Grenada. I used to wear it to the office in NYC which for some reason outraged the liberals there.

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ty ed i ordered 1

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and ill where it any where i go

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I don't think a Canadian will see ya.

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Or any one in any other country.

Should get 2, you can have one in the washer, and wear the other.

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why

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you don't think Canadians support troops?

but I'm just glad your a minority
most Canadians are Honorable.

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most Canadians are HonoUrable.

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That's why we wouldn't walk around anywhere (even in Canada) wearing a t-shirt advocating

''Meeting new people and killing them.''

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i doubt it

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and Honorable means to support they didnt have large but i bought 1 to frame
but thats ok you win

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Troops in Iraq

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would be glad you advocate meeting New people and Killing them.

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(NT) (NT) meet thy enemy kill same

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Yes, most Canadians are honorable...

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and many do walk around with such t-shirts (especially those either from or friends of those from Canadian units that came for annual training down her to fort Knox).

Unfortunately you appear to beliong to neither group.

Want me to have one printed up for you that would be appropriate to your status and temperment? Something like "I live under a bridge and exercise by running from BGG."?

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down her to fort Knox).

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"name dropper"?

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(NT) (NT) Enlist! See what you are missing.

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(NT) (NT) down her to fort Knox...broken English?

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More broken English?

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Unfortunately you appear to beliong to neither group.

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Beyond your already observed and commented on.,,

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lack of any originality of thought you now want to go on a typo expedition?

Are you sure?

Here is a rather large one of yours http://reviews.cnet.com/5208-6130-0.html?forumID=50&threadID=193406&messageID=2089027 -- broken concentration?

or this one where you quoted something not stated without mention that you paraphrased? -- http://reviews.cnet.com/5208-6130-0.html?forumID=50&threadID=193406&messageID=2088802 -- broken grammar book

or this one http://reviews.cnet.com/5208-6130-0.html?forumID=50&threadID=193406&messageID=2088756 -- colloquial English compounded with improper punctuation

or this one http://reviews.cnet.com/5208-6130-0.html?forumID=50&threadID=192849&messageID=2084729 -- more broken concentration followed by some bad tap dancing

or ... but why repeat myself as I am sure you get the message -- a BB gun at a gunfight is of less value than a pen knife and you don't seem to have either.

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(NT) (NT) sheesh...you and david copperfield

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(NT) (NT) Please explain.

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(NT) (NT) But Canadians spell funny. ;-)

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(NT) (NT) Some of them smell funny too.

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(NT) (NT) WHERE did you have YOUR nose?

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Mark, he didn't bother reading the article or the slideshow

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All he could comment on was one of my other T-Shirts I mentioned and he didn't note that I stole the slogan from some anti-war posters that made the news prior to my initial deployment to Vietnam and had it printed on several T-Shirts that I bought because I had been warned that the green T-shirts were in short supply and they were still issuing white ones which tend to "attract the eye". I simply reworded the slogan a bit as theirs was something like "Travel to strange exotic lands. Meet new people. Kill them."

Few Canadians are like him nor are most Brits. Matter of fact several Brits in Bergen-Hohne asked me to get them some and were tickled pink when they got them.

I really think he is jealous with a wasted life and no experience.

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no doubt

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hes just spoiled by his countrys carrying him on the dole

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I'm talking about

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the message on your t-shirt.

I don't have to read the article or look at the slideshow.

IF you didn't want anyone to talk about your t-shirt, don't talk about your t-shirt.

I probably have never seen your t-shirt message.

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