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American Flag Pins

If anyone has friends who are making those little American flag pins they make with safety pins and beads and they are having a hard time getting either the pins or the beads, I have a solution. I've been getting a steady supply of the beads from my supplier at wholesale prices and I'm willing to pass them along to people making the flags at my cost, provided they are donating part of the proceeds to a charitable organization. If they are just doing it to make money for themselves, they can pay retail like everyone else. I'm also making a deal to get in several gross of the safety pins so I'll have those as well and it will be the same deal as the beads.

Just let me know.

Wander

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namaste21
Nov. 5th, 2001 04:56 pm (UTC)
it's cool that you mentioned this. my mother and I make these, but only as gifts to friends. i really wouldn't think of charging for it, it's so simple.

my shift key is dying, damnit.
wander
Nov. 6th, 2001 06:56 am (UTC)
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Well, if you need some supplies, let me know. I heard from the pin supplier yesterday and it will be about a week on the gold colored pins. If the silver color will do, I can get those in right away. I'm ordering some more beads this morning so by the end of the week, I should have supplies of both. I know most people are either giving them away or donating their profits. But I've seen people selling them for as much as $15 each and you just know they are keeping everything.

Wander

namaste21
Nov. 6th, 2001 07:06 am (UTC)
$15? damn, that better be sterling silver pins, or something...

people like that really piss me off...

capitalizing on tragedy...just like all the flag people on the side of the road...

grr.
wander
Nov. 6th, 2001 07:14 am (UTC)
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Yeah, the flag people oughtto be selling those things at cost too. We ran out of flags here in Peoria on like September 14.I mean they sold like thousands of flags in a couple days. Then the people who did have them were selling them at a premium. My big question is Why didn't people have flags before this, I realize that growing up in a military family pretty much means you own a flag but come on? Did millions of Americans really not have a flag to fly?

Wander

namaste21
Nov. 6th, 2001 08:32 am (UTC)
good point.... I don't think most Americans had those clip-on window flags or magnets/stickers for their car.
I honestly didn't (and still don't) have any flags in my household. I used to have a set during Desert Storm but I've moved only about 5 times since then and they are lost. :(
Personally, I'm not rushing out to buy one b/c 1) I don't have the money 2) I'd be suppoting those pricks and 3) I don't think I need a flag to show my patriotism.
I live about 30 minutes from the nearest military installation (SJAFB), and I see flags all over the place. I sometimes count them on cars going down the road when I'm bored...but somehow, I don't think I'd feel as patriotic if I ran out and bought a flag magnet for my car bumper.
I don't know -- I just get sick of how people are posting the flag up everywhere -- before you jump down my throat let me explain that -- The flag is now hanging everywhere, in sign of support of our troops. But when you start taking it and making car magnets and stickers or flag underwear and flag hats and flag shirts -- well, it seems to take away from the meaning of it... I mean, what's the deal with wearing the flag on your ass? (the underwear thing throws me and reminds me of WonderWoman!)... to me, it's just industries wanting to make money off of this...
and I know that GB wants us to spend our hard earned cash before we lose our jobs, but somehow it doesn't seem right to support those people. to me, putting a flag on my door does very little to express how I feel about the WTC/Pentagon attacks. However, I'll admit that if I could find my flags from D.S., then I'd probably put one out.
Anyway, I've gone way off-topic... :) needed to rant a little...
one other thing... ever notice how it's been reduced to the "WTC attacks"? the media seems to have completely forgotten the Pentagon and those who perished there.
wander
Nov. 6th, 2001 08:54 am (UTC)
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Not to mention the ones who died in the PA plane crash. And I wasn't going to jump down your most lovely throat. I fully sympathize with your stand on that and support it. I just seem to remember a time when everyone had a flag sitting behinf thier front dor to display on certain holidays at least. I think the antenna flagsand the magnets and underwear are all pretty goofy myself. I think the simplest statements have the most power. Just fly the flag. That's all we have to say.

Wander

ryl
Nov. 6th, 2001 12:55 pm (UTC)
Well, our flags are pretty much out of date. When we were cleaning up my grandma's house getting it ready for renters we found two 48-star flags. The running joke being that we really should send them to Alaska and Hawaii. Somehow, I don't think those flags would work right now.
wander
Nov. 6th, 2001 01:16 pm (UTC)
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You never know. I'd fly them. I've seen 13 star flags flying lately.

Wander

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