Okay, so there's this trend lately at my school... - Page 3




 
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Boots
 
May 11th, 2005  
gladius
 
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Originally Posted by Focus Fate
You don't even know what a 'gangster' is. You're going by what you see on TV. I grew up in the projects, and although I never got into it, I know most people turn to the crime side because they feel its the only way out. It kind of puts that impression on you, that you can't get out. You can never do anything, you never have any money, and to some kid's they're never told they can actually be something in life.
This true to an extent.

The problem with gangs, is that they are probably the one of the major factors in perpetuating this cycle which you are speaking out against.

The gangs are whats helping to keep the community down, and therefore those kids down and make them feel that there is no way out.
May 11th, 2005  
Missileer
 
 
I have no problem with imbeciles wearing camo, it's partial and whole dress uniforms I have trouble with. In the 60's dress greens jackets with all kinds of medals and crap were popular with hippies.
May 11th, 2005  
CABAL
 
 
There are a lot of youths in Germany who wear camo. Some of them wear it was a fashion statement or they are just military enthusiasts. But some of them who wear camos in large groups are obviously related to some militant or extremist organization.
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Boots
May 11th, 2005  
Focus Fate
 
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Originally Posted by Desert_Eagle
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Originally Posted by Focus Fate
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Originally Posted by the_13th_redneck
I hate gangsters.
I hate fake gangsters even more.
As a kid I wanted to be a police officer and bust up gangsters.
You don't even know what a 'gangster' is. You're going by what you see on TV. I grew up in the projects, and although I never got into it, I know most people turn to the crime side because they feel its the only way out. It kind of puts that impression on you, that you can't get out. You can never do anything, you never have any money, and to some kid's they're never told they can actually be something in life.

I agree though, I think people trying to be 'gangster' because they think it's cool/to fit in, is pretty damn stupid. It shouldn't be glorified. It's a bad life that some people feel they need to turn to.
Yes, but did they ever wear camo?
Okay, here we go. From the Wu-Tang Manual:

"We started taking the styles that we actually wore-like the army fatigue pants, but with the drawstrings at the front and drawstrings at the bottom of your pants-and told tailors how to make them."

So as you can see, they DID wear camo. They eventually took that style and told tailors to add the drawstrings to them, and added it to their Wu clothing line.

Also, I completely agree on people who wear the fake fatigues w/ fake patches and stuff on them. Disrespectful. But I used to rock my grandfathers old Airforce cammie shortsleeve back in the day. But that was when I was really young. It has his Cheif Master Sergeant rank and patch for his unit and then name tag and airforce tag. B[/i]
May 11th, 2005  
Desert_Eagle
 
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Originally Posted by Focus Fate
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Originally Posted by Desert_Eagle
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Originally Posted by Focus Fate
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Originally Posted by the_13th_redneck
I hate gangsters.
I hate fake gangsters even more.
As a kid I wanted to be a police officer and bust up gangsters.
You don't even know what a 'gangster' is. You're going by what you see on TV. I grew up in the projects, and although I never got into it, I know most people turn to the crime side because they feel its the only way out. It kind of puts that impression on you, that you can't get out. You can never do anything, you never have any money, and to some kid's they're never told they can actually be something in life.

I agree though, I think people trying to be 'gangster' because they think it's cool/to fit in, is pretty damn stupid. It shouldn't be glorified. It's a bad life that some people feel they need to turn to.
Yes, but did they ever wear camo?
Okay, here we go. From the Wu-Tang Manual:

"We started taking the styles that we actually wore-like the army fatigue pants, but with the drawstrings at the front and drawstrings at the bottom of your pants-and told tailors how to make them."

So as you can see, they DID wear camo. They eventually took that style and told tailors to add the drawstrings to them, and added it to their Wu clothing line.

Also, I completely agree on people who wear the fake fatigues w/ fake patches and stuff on them. Disrespectful. But I used to rock my grandfathers old Airforce cammie shortsleeve back in the day. But that was when I was really young. It has his Cheif Master Sergeant rank and patch for his unit and then name tag and airforce tag. B[/i]
Thank you for clarifing, I only asked so we could get back on track.
May 11th, 2005  
danthepirate
 

Topic: yep true dat bro...


as I walk across the high shcool campas, I cant help but notice the crazy sutff the gangbangers or whatever they like to call them selves do. they dont usually wear camo at my school but they call each other "couz"

eg. your playin basket ball with your buddy, some guy walks up and says, and I quote,"hey couz, let me take a shot couz." and when they miss,"ah man that was the wind couz, couz, I shot that straight couz, couz,couz,couz"

yep I hear yall.
May 11th, 2005  
Desert_Eagle
 

Topic: Re: yep true dat bro...


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Originally Posted by danthepirate
as I walk across the high shcool campas, I cant help but notice the crazy sutff the gangbangers or whatever they like to call them selves do. they dont usually wear camo at my school but they call each other "couz"

eg. your playin basket ball with your buddy, some guy walks up and says, and I quote,"hey couz, let me take a shot couz." and when they miss,"ah man that was the wind couz, couz, I shot that straight couz, couz,couz,couz"

yep I hear yall.
In old english, cuz meant friend.
May 11th, 2005  
behemoth79
 
 
we shouldnt be wasting our time with these kind of people. there are only two reasons someone would wear real camo on campus. either they are part of the military or, in my case, unable to join the military for whatever reason but still have respect and want to show it, or it is to follow a trend. The prior i am completely fine with. I wear my arctic camo to show my support. However, in the latter case, anyone who feels they need to fit in by following a trend if already a loser in my book. if you are not happy with the way you are and feel that what you wear will change that, i honestly pity that person. camo is not comfortable when on for 8 hours. the only reason i can wear for mine that long is because it was broken in by my father when he was in the military.

I think that the whole idea of trying to be cool and trying to fit in has gone too far. I would hate to be there when the kids who are living this lifestyle of trying to be like the gangster (really its more like the picture rappers have drawn for a gangster that they are trying to be like) realize that they actually have a future to plan for.
May 11th, 2005  
danthepirate
 

Topic: old english huh?


i have been reading romeo and juliet in shcool and to my great surprise and most of the others in the class merchutio says "cuz" to romeo. i guess it has been around for a while but the reason why these gangpeople picked it up...beyond me.


"In old english, cuz meant friend." from desert eagle
May 11th, 2005  
Desert_Eagle
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by behemoth79
we shouldnt be wasting our time with these kind of people. there are only two reasons someone would wear real camo on campus. either they are part of the military or, in my case, unable to join the military for whatever reason but still have respect and want to show it, or it is to follow a trend. The prior i am completely fine with. I wear my arctic camo to show my support. However, in the latter case, anyone who feels they need to fit in by following a trend if already a loser in my book. if you are not happy with the way you are and feel that what you wear will change that, i honestly pity that person. camo is not comfortable when on for 8 hours. the only reason i can wear for mine that long is because it was broken in by my father when he was in the military.

I think that the whole idea of trying to be cool and trying to fit in has gone too far. I would hate to be there when the kids who are living this lifestyle of trying to be like the gangster (really its more like the picture rappers have drawn for a gangster that they are trying to be like) realize that they actually have a future to plan for.
Yes, I pity those that follow trends also, especially since companies use that as an advantage to raise prices.