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Fri May 25, 2018, 07:40 PM

We can make yellow ICE bracelets

from 1/2 or 3/4 inch wide grosgrain ribbon, cut to length and glued into a circle. They need not exactly duplicate the real thing; the symbolism will be simple, clear and easy to see at a distance.

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Reply We can make yellow ICE bracelets (Original post)
cyclonefence May 25 OP
Crutchez_CuiBono May 25 #1
cyclonefence May 25 #4
likesmountains 52 May 25 #2
cyclonefence May 25 #3
likesmountains 52 May 25 #5
cyclonefence May 25 #6
jberryhill May 25 #12
cyclonefence May 26 #15
jberryhill May 26 #17
cyclonefence May 26 #18
jberryhill May 26 #19
jberryhill May 25 #7
madamesilverspurs May 25 #8
jberryhill May 25 #9
cyclonefence May 25 #10
jberryhill May 25 #11
jberryhill May 25 #13
cyclonefence May 26 #14
jberryhill May 26 #16

Response to cyclonefence (Original post)

Fri May 25, 2018, 07:43 PM

1. I prefer dts to be iron bracelets.

It could happen.

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Response to Crutchez_CuiBono (Reply #1)

Fri May 25, 2018, 07:50 PM

4. Your mouth to god's ear

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Response to cyclonefence (Original post)

Fri May 25, 2018, 07:45 PM

2. have you seen a photo? I'd love to make some.

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Response to likesmountains 52 (Reply #2)

Fri May 25, 2018, 07:49 PM

3. No, I just thought of it

Here's how to do it. Measure your wrist circumference, add an inch for overlap. You can buy this ribbon at craft stores. Have somebody hold it around your wrist for you while you put a drop or two of glue on the end, then overlap and press the ends together. It would be very, very easy, cheap, fast to make in quantity.

If you wanted to get fancy, you could buy some self-stick Velcro and put a little bit of that on the ends, so it would be easy to put on and take off.

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Response to cyclonefence (Reply #3)

Fri May 25, 2018, 07:53 PM

5. Thanks! solidarity!

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Response to likesmountains 52 (Reply #5)

Fri May 25, 2018, 07:57 PM

6. I'm going to be working a phone bank for a progressive House candidate tomorrow

and you have inspired me to make a couple dozen of these and give them out to volunteers.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #12)

Sat May 26, 2018, 12:06 AM

15. Those are really good!

Unfortunately, our Staples store just closed--but I bet there's another office supply store that would have them--thanks so much.

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Response to cyclonefence (Reply #15)

Sat May 26, 2018, 12:09 AM

17. Have fun


Just donít get mistaken for an ER patient, nursing home resident, or ordinary detainee or inmate who would usually wear an ID wristband of some kind.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #17)

Sat May 26, 2018, 12:11 AM

18. I'm chortling

thinking of the white-jacket boys chasing a gaggle of us with great big nets--thanks again.

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Response to cyclonefence (Reply #18)

Sat May 26, 2018, 12:12 AM

19. Well yeah

Because thereís really nothing unusual in institutional settings to have color coded ID wristbands.

But, yeah, mental health facilities or ride tickets at fairs and amusement parks use them too.

I wear mine in solidarity with everyone else over 21 at the beer festival. Because they use these sorts of bands there too.

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Response to cyclonefence (Original post)

Fri May 25, 2018, 08:23 PM

7. Or just get them at iceid.com

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #7)

Fri May 25, 2018, 08:26 PM

8. Link comes with "unsafe warning"

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Reply #8)

Fri May 25, 2018, 08:44 PM

9. Here you go:

https://www.roadid.com/

The band being touted as the one in use is a common silicone emergency ID bracelet. The "ICE CONTACT" is "in case of emergency" contact.

EMS services recommend having an ICE in your contact list, so that if you are found unconscious, then they can contact your designated emergency person.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #9)

Fri May 25, 2018, 08:48 PM

10. Thanks

(I got an "unsafe" warning, too)

Those are nice, and if I wanted one just for ID and not for protest, I'd buy one. But they cost $25, and the ones I'm going to make will be less than a dollar apiece.

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Response to cyclonefence (Reply #10)

Fri May 25, 2018, 09:17 PM

11. Yes, well the government is not using $25 engraved ID bracelets either


Tyvek bracelets come by the roll:

https://www.wristband.com/ready-made-bands/tyvek

You can get a 100 pack for $13.99 from Staples:

https://www.staples.com/Baumgartens-Security-Wrist-Band-Tear-Resistant-Yellow-3-4-x-10-100-Pk/product_228126



What's good about them is that they come serialized and are difficult to remove (if you've ever been to a festival or concert that used them, then these are that non-rip material), and are precisely what are used in quantity at events where, for example, one cards people at the door and issues a wristband to distinguish between people who can be served beer, etc..

So for $14 you have one for yourself and 99 friends.



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Response to cyclonefence (Original post)

Fri May 25, 2018, 09:19 PM

13. What do the real ones look like?

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #13)

Sat May 26, 2018, 12:05 AM

14. very much like the ones you found for sale

In fact, they might be identical. My idea is to have a noticeable bright yellow wristband that would echo the real thing. And I saw that Trump isn't the first to use these bands, but I think in view of the horrible things being done to people who have to wear these, things that were not done before like taking children from their mothers, they're a convenient shorthand for protest and solidarity.

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Response to cyclonefence (Reply #14)

Sat May 26, 2018, 12:07 AM

16. So you don't generally object to detainee ID wristbands?

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Just these ones.

Because everyone is just going to assume you were out clubbing and didnít take off your wristband.

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