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    Quote Originally Posted by carpedm9587 View Post

    (oh...and Seer... some of us who love this country don't have a problem criticizing it when necessary)
    Really? Tell me exactly what is offensive about the Betsy Ross flag? Or any America Flag?
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    Quote Originally Posted by carpedm9587 View Post
    Sorry to breach the America-loving echo-chamber...but I'm not sure StockX qualifies as the "black market." The shoes were shipped to the stores and then recalled. Some of them apparently slipped through the recall and are now popping up on the secondary market. With one selling for as much as $2,500, I'm sure more than a few will mysteriously disappear from stock and storage rooms over the coming weeks and show up on StockX, Craig's List, eBay, and other secondary market sites.

    I can't find a lot to suggest that the BRF has actually been co-opted by white nationalists, though it has made an appearance in more than one white nationalist context. Personally I think Kaepernick has basically ensured that it will now be adopted in exactly that way. Meanwhile, I suspect this caught Nike by surprise and left them with two basic choices: push forward with a symbol that might be associated with white nationalism, or tick off the die-hard "MAGA" crowd. I suspect their previous choices had already lost them the MAGA crowd, so they saw this as the savvy market move to not lose the "non-MAGA" crowd.

    Interesting world...

    (oh...and Seer... some of us who love this country don't have a problem criticizing it when necessary)

    That's about as much effort as this topic merits. Last word to y'all.
    Kaepernick didn't say it was the symbol of white nationalists, he said it was an "offensive symbol because of its connection to an era of slavery."

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    Quote Originally Posted by carpedm9587 View Post
    That's about as much effort as this topic merits. Last word to y'all.
    yuh
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    Quote Originally Posted by carpedm9587 View Post

    That's about as much effort as this topic merits. Last word to y'all.
    No, please, last word to you, good sir.

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    Gov. Ducey blasts Nike for pulling 'Betsy Ross flag' shoe, vows to pull incentives for Arizona plant

    https://www.azcentral.com/story/news...ar/1626467001/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparko View Post
    No, please, last word to you, good sir.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cow Poke View Post
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    Good DAY TO YOU, Sir!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparko View Post
    Good DAY TO YOU, Sir!
    No, no, no... Good day to YOU!!!

    And I'll even let you have the last word.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cow Poke View Post
    No, no, no... Good day to YOU!!!

    And I'll even let you have the last word.

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