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BlueIris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 12:22 PM
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So the "orange" magnetic ribbon--what does it stand for?
I've seen ribbons in a lot of different colors on cars these days--blue and sometimes white for peace and non-violence, yellow for "supporting" the troops, pink for breast cancer and even black for election fraud awareness. But--orange? Bright, tangerine orange? Saw one yesterday on the back of a police van. Does anyone know what the significance of that one is?
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LisaM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 12:23 PM
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1. I don't know, but I wouldn't touch orange - color of the Orange Order
I won't wear it or even have it in the house, except for pumpkins, which I can carve up.
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TallahasseeGrannie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 12:23 PM
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2. uh... Halloween? Scotland Forever? dunno eom
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tanyev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 12:24 PM
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3. Republicans headed to prison?
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gauguin57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 12:24 PM
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4. Eat more beta-karotene!
Support our beta-karotene!
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skids Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 12:24 PM
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5. Red for "Support our Oops"? n/t
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sniffa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 12:24 PM
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6. I SUPPORT CHEETOS
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txindy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 02:03 PM
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23. Okay, that just made me LOL
Thank you! :applause:
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 12:26 PM
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7. I Love Orange
Got it painted in different rooms in my house. I loved it before Homeland Security stole it, and I refuse to give it to them.

Maybe the orange magnet means support Homeland Security's FEMA or some such craziness. Support the Terrorists, perhaps????
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ohio_liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 12:26 PM
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8. It probably isn't the same thing as I'm thinking...
Edited on Fri Sep-30-05 12:31 PM by ohio_liberal
...since it was on a police car--but, people the US started wearing orange in solidarity with Ukrainian Presidential candidate Yushchenko and his party, especially when the voter fraud in the US was uncovered. People were handing out orange ribbons to wear on their clothing at the hearings in Columbus that Mr. Conyers held. And there were people dressed in orange as well. I think Debbie Wasserman-Schultz wore orange quite a bit at that time, and a few others that I can't remember.


edited for typo, etc.
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Occulus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 12:28 PM
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10. You would be correct
per a Google search.
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Norquist Nemesis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 12:34 PM
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13. Did you see this one?
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insane_cratic_gal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 01:54 PM
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22. I still have my orange ribbon
pinned on my jackets.
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ohio_liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 02:34 PM
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24. Me too!
It's pinned to one of my winter coats.
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 12:27 PM
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9. I don't know but I saw a Support the troops ribbon last night that
made me sick.
It was a yellow Support our troops ribbon with GET-R-DONE in bold letters in the middle.
:wtf:
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RebelOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 12:36 PM
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15. I have a Support our troops. Bring them home sticker.
Then I have two ribbons. One reads: U.S. out of Iraq and the other Bring them home.
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Norquist Nemesis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 12:30 PM
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11. hmmmm....could be this
http://www.csmonitor.com/2005/0613/p07s02-wome.html
TEL AVIV Chanting "the king is blind'' over the rhythm of drums, students who oppose Israel's withdrawal from the Gaza Strip and the northern West Bank tied orange ribbons on passersby along a busy shopping district to show solidarity with Jewish settlers who are slated for evacuation. ...

or any of these:
http://www.personalizedcause.com/shop/collections/perso...

Cultural Diversity

Feral Cats

Hunger

Leukemia
(alternate color: Green)

Lupus
(alternate color: Purple)

Melanoma
(alternate color: Black)

Motorcycle Safety

Racial Tolerance

Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome
(RSDS)

Self Injury

Take your pick! :shrug:
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WA98296 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 12:32 PM
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12. I think its the "I Listen to Randi Rhodes" ribbon!
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Child_Of_Isis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 12:35 PM
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14.  yellow for "supporting" the troops
Noooo...that's for yellow elephant.
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9119495 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 12:44 PM
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16. Orange ribbons are for your support of people putting ribbons
of various colors on their cars. It's a "meta-ribbon."
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VolcanoJen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 12:45 PM
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17. Go Bengals!
That's all I could come up with. :-)
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jojog Donating Member (161 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 12:49 PM
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18. University of Tennessee Vols
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glitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 12:56 PM
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19. Probably against election fraud. Orange is the traditional color of
Edited on Fri Sep-30-05 12:58 PM by glitch
free elections - that's why the Ukrainians used it for their protest.

Edit to add: orange ribbon was used to protest the 2000 election theft, maybe because it cumulated in FL.
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abluelady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 01:52 PM
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21. Ding Ding Ding Ding
You got it right. It is to show support of voting rights.
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MsUSA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 01:08 PM
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20. It's the sign of the Protestant religion as noted on the Irish flag.....
Edited on Fri Sep-30-05 01:10 PM by MsUSA
Green being the Catholic portion.

The colors of the Irish flag have no official meaning but many legends have risen to account for the colors. One of them states that the Green stripe is represents Catholics, the Orange represents Protestants and the white stripe symbolizes the peace between them. Another one states the orange color is associated with the Protestants in Ulster and those that derived from William III who defeated the Irish Catholics at the Battle of the Boyne in the late 1600s. It was included in the Irish flag in an attempt to reconcile the Protestants with the Irish independence movement.

edited to add this Irish flag meaning.
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