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Peace symbol trivia

With all the chaos in the world, I've noticed a resurgence of the Peace Symbol on pins, tshirts, decals, etc.

But, I've found that very few people know it's origins or how the symbol was designed.

Back in the '60s, there was a push for global nuclear disarmament and the "Ban the Bomb" symbol was designed. It has since become known as the peace symbol. It is made up from two letters in semaphore, a system of communications using two flags to represent letters and numbers. Each letter is represented by a unique placement of the two flags. Semaphore has been used by the military since the 19th century and still has limited use in the Navy.

The symbol for the letter "N" is: (think nuclear)
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The symbol for the letter "D" is: (think disarmament)
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Combine the two to represent Nuclear Disarmament and you get:
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Ta da !!!
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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 15,829
    You are so much more than a pretty face :x
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max +++ 5th Salado EggFest is March 14, 2015 http://saladoeggheadgathering.blogspot.com

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  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 4,439
    Wealth of knowledge my friend.
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
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  • SmokinDAWG82SmokinDAWG82 Posts: 1,704
    Used it, worn it, had it on my car. Never knew that's what it meant. Thanks VI for today's lesson!
    LBGE
    Go Dawgs! - Marietta, GA
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  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 5,788
    Nice history lesson.  That genie is out of the bottle and will never go back in. 
    Louisville
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  • Interesting. I didn't know that. (because I can't be serious for long) I hope this can be part of a trilogy. Today we got peace and I hope the next ones are on drugs and rock & roll!

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    Flint, Michigan.  Named the most dangerous city in America by the F.B.I. three years running.

    We invented the U.A.W. and carjacking!

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  • JerkChickenJerkChicken Posts: 551
    Is there a symbol for "We are at war now mf"? (My google is broken....)
    LBGE, Weber OTG w/ Rotisserie, Weber Genesis S-330, Chargriller Duo, AR-15, AK-47
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  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,947
    Is there a symbol for "We are at war now mf"? (My google is broken....)
    Actually, yes.

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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 10,250
    edited April 2013

    Is there a symbol for "We are at war now mf"? (My google is broken....)

    I think it would go something like this.
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  • JerkChickenJerkChicken Posts: 551
    Speaking of NRA... I was pretty surprised to see all those proposals get shot down in the senate... 
    LBGE, Weber OTG w/ Rotisserie, Weber Genesis S-330, Chargriller Duo, AR-15, AK-47
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  • Speaking of NRA... I was pretty surprised to see all those proposals get shot down in the senate... 

    POLITICS?? Run away!!!!!

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    Flint, Michigan.  Named the most dangerous city in America by the F.B.I. three years running.

    We invented the U.A.W. and carjacking!

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  • MrCookingNurseMrCookingNurse Posts: 3,880

    :)) Lol...


    Here's a slightly OT for the OT... But nice chuckle...


    =))


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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 13,266
    is this a $@& cooking forum or a old, dope smoking, pinko commie forum?
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,947
    henapple said:
    is this a $@& cooking forum or a old, dope smoking, pinko commie forum?
    If you're going to the Austin Eggfest, be sure to wear some flowers in your hair.
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  • henapple said:
    is this a $@& cooking forum or a old, dope smoking, pinko commie forum?
    Where have I heard this before? :))
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 13,266


    henapple said:

    is this a $@& cooking forum or a old, dope smoking, pinko commie forum?

    If you're going to the Austin Eggfest, be sure to wear some flowers in your hair.

    I was going but the thought of you with flowers in your hair riding the vespa... you might detour Austin and head to the Bay.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • dweebs0rdweebs0r Posts: 502
    edited April 2013
    henapple said:
    is this a $@& cooking forum or a old, dope smoking, pinko commie forum?
    Yes on both accounts.
    -Jody Newell (LBGE & a mini BGE!)
    Location:  Munford, TN  Homepage:  Shadow photo shadow.gif
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  • Doc_EggertonDoc_Eggerton Posts: 4,156
    My NRA patch finally has Life Member rockers.

    Apologies for contributing to a highjack, VI.  Maybe some of you folks have heard of the National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association (NMLRA).

    For weeks now we've been hearing that the 2nd amendment doesn't mean you can own an AR-15, because muskets were in use when it was written. Now a Leftist is trying to make it harder for those of us that actually shoot muskets, to get powder.

    LOL, don't listen to their words, look at their actions.

    On April 17th, 2013, U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) issued a press stating that he plans on proposing new legislation and attempting to amend current gun control legislation before Congress that would require the sales of black powder to be subject to a criminal background check. The entire press release can be read by clicking here. The NMLRA staff is working to monitor this proposed legislation and keep you informed as the situation develops.

    According to the press release, Lautenberg will introduce the “Explosive Materials Background Check Act,” which will require a background check to purchase black powder, black powder substitute and smokeless powder in any quantity. His office has also stated that he intends to offer this is as an amendment on future legislation that is being considered by the Senate.

    The NMLRA encourages you to contact your elected officials and voice your opinion on this matter. You may use the National Shooting Sports Foundation’s elected official lookup to determine who your representatives are in Congress.

    Pasquali Luciano
    Buon appetito to all the BGE family
    XLBGE, LBGE, MBGE and lots of toys

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  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,947
    Doc,
    With all due respects, I did not intend this thread to get political.  I am a member of the NRA and a black powder shooter, but my inclusion of their symbol was only in reply to the question "Is there a symbol for "We are at war now"

    Perhaps we should let this thread die.
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  • Doc_EggertonDoc_Eggerton Posts: 4,156
    You got it VI.

    Pasquali Luciano
    Buon appetito to all the BGE family
    XLBGE, LBGE, MBGE and lots of toys

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  • FanOfFanboysFanOfFanboys Posts: 1,731
    Cool info And I prefer Gun Owners of America.
    Boom
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