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Army, Navy Academies Looking Into Possible
‘White Power’ Hand Signs Flashed By
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Posted By: NorthernDog, 12/15/2019 10:12:43 AM

PHILADELPHIA — The Army and Navy academies are looking into hand signs flashed by students that can be associated with “white power” and were televised during the Army-Navy football game on Saturday, school officials said. Cadets at West Point and midshipmen at the Naval Academy in the stands both appeared to display the sign during the broadcast, officials with the two military academies told The Wall Street Journal. The gesture was seen during an ESPN broadcast segment. (Tweet) School officials are trying to determine what the hand signals were meant to convey, they said. “We’re looking into it,” Lt. Col.


I can't figure out what hand signals they are seeing. But if someone held up a sign 'Death to All Infidels' none of them would complain.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: bad-hair 12/15/2019 10:21:32 AM (No. 262938)
After DJT flipped the coin he apparently flashed his usual white power hand signal. The army and navy (fiendish military) guys were simply responding. Could somebody please get me a press photo of a black guy "flashing" a white power hand sign ? Or do they just do Crips and Bloods?
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Reply 2 - Posted by: MindMadeUp 12/15/2019 10:37:09 AM (No. 262956)
Making bunny rabbit hand-shadows with your fingers is a white power sign?? Who knew. Someone should tell us whites.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Strike3 12/15/2019 10:54:33 AM (No. 262966)
So what? Black Power signaling has been in our faces ever since the ultimate affirmative action job was handed to the illegal Kenyan. I know that Whites are not officially allowed to fight back but let people have their hand signs if it makes them happy. If the military academies lower their standards along with the other "diverse" schools, America will soon fall from first place in the world in defensive ability. Is that what we want? Are we prepared to become a third world country because political correctness demands it?
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Reply 4 - Posted by: chance_232 12/15/2019 10:58:54 AM (No. 262972)
I don't know what to make of this. First, it bugs me that someone has nothing better to do than zoom in on cadets hands to see what they are doing, and immediately jump to the conclusion that a gesture that has meant OK for at least all of my life is now racist. The gestures.could have been entirely innocent. Because its not like they were waving the gesture above their heads for everyone to see. It could have been done intentionally just to trigger idiots. I've been walking this planet for lose to 60 years. I'm off the opinion that overt racism pretty much died out with Archie Bunker. Racism is so pervasive now that people have to redefine what it is, look highland low for anything that might adhere to an evolving definition, and even stage events to demonstrate that its out there. /S/
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Reply 5 - Posted by: bamboozle 12/15/2019 11:00:02 AM (No. 262974)
Is there an official list somewhere of prohibited hand signs/signals that we can consult to protect ourselves, or is this stuff just made up on the fly by the media so that they can play the game of gottcha?
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Miceal 12/15/2019 11:09:19 AM (No. 262984)
Last time I check "it" means OK. But then again, I'm old...
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Reply 7 - Posted by: cold porridge 12/15/2019 11:16:12 AM (No. 262986)
I clicked on a twitter link in the article and it took me to some black guy's twitter page. He was obviously the racist, but must believe the lie that "I can't be a racist because I'm black." His racist diatribe and the news propaganda are and have been fanning the flames of racism. Obama was a racist divider too.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: DVC 12/15/2019 11:22:39 AM (No. 262993)
WHAT a load of sad, pathetic garbage. The insane, hate-crazed leftists claim that the ages old "OK" symbol with forefinger touching thumb for the O, and the other fingers splayed making the K, is somehow a "white power symbol", that is BS, pure and simple. Haters can claim that ANYTHING is a hate symbol, but that doesn't make is so. How long before making the sign of the cross on your chest is a "white power hate symbol"?
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Attila DiMedici 12/15/2019 11:37:53 AM (No. 263005)
OK, in almost every case where I have seen people make a fuss about that hand signal, it was stupid. However, having watched the video it is clear that two cadets did something incredibly stupid. In both cases they were holding their hands in a way which is not "OK". In the first instance, someone else noticed what they were doing and reached in to push their hand out of the camera (clearly that other person thought the cadet was doing something stupid). I hate to think that our military academies might admit candidates who are stupid enough to advertise on national television that they are white supremacists, which suggests to me that the two cadets who did this were trying to start a fuss. Unfortunately, I know that some white supremacists are bright enough to get themselves into one of the military academies and then foolish enough to think they can get away with advertising it. The thing is, if the media would make less of a fuss about white supremacists, they would continue to disappear. This sort of fuss allows people who would otherwise be ashamed to express their opinion to think there are more of them than there are.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Laotzu 12/15/2019 11:39:48 AM (No. 263006)
So the military that celebrates Black History Month, Latino History month (which isn't actually a month but a mid-month to mid-month; lmao) and Gay Pride month, is going to protect us from White Power hand signs. Anybody see Alice at the game?
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Highlander 12/15/2019 11:40:57 AM (No. 263008)
So what? IN YOUR FACE, snowflakes!
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Bohallx 12/15/2019 11:43:29 AM (No. 263011)
Guy is drinking a soda. Crushes the container. Drops it. Hardly a white power hand sign ~ maybe a nasty reference to the evil dwarf Mike Bloomberg of New York City.... who banned extra large soda cups.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: cor-vet 12/15/2019 11:48:25 AM (No. 263016)
I guess the clenched fist, held over your head, like the little Hogg boy did, and like many sports figures use when they're on a podium, is racist or is it facist? Lets start complaining every time we see it.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: hershey 12/15/2019 11:49:12 AM (No. 263017)
Didn't I see something about this in a news cycle a couple months ago??? Resurrecting more crapola to blame on Trump...
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Reply 15 - Posted by: udanja99 12/15/2019 12:45:50 PM (No. 263070)
You know what I want for Christmas this year? I want all of the SJWs and snowflakes to just GROW UP! (Please forgive my shouting. At least I managed to leave out the obscenity I wanted to post between those two words.)
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Reply 16 - Posted by: TnEm 12/15/2019 1:03:28 PM (No. 263095)
My son, in his mid 40's, says it is part of the circle game. You make a circle with your thumb and finger, put it on someone else's shoulder. The object is to get them to look at it. If they look, they lose. In the photo I saw, that is exactly what the guys are doing. I think it is a guy thing and has been around since before "white power".
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Reply 17 - Posted by: GuessWho 12/15/2019 1:04:49 PM (No. 263098)
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Newtsche 12/15/2019 1:06:49 PM (No. 263102)
I got your hand signal right here.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: JubilationTCornpone 12/15/2019 1:10:00 PM (No. 263109)
It’s called the “Circle Game” and has nothing to do with racism, just a goofy game young men play. Some of you here must hold our military academies in low esteem -like the Left does - if you think our midshipmen and cadets would display racist hand signs on live TV.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: RuckusTom 12/15/2019 1:16:48 PM (No. 263121)
Our navy was lost when the Harvey Milk set sail.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Hardright 12/15/2019 1:32:59 PM (No. 263137)
That hand signal means A lot of things. I watched a show on the History a couple of years ago on the Autobahaun. You give that sign to people who drive like idiots. It means you're driving like an arsehole. I use it now instead of flipping people.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: Jethro bo 12/15/2019 1:34:30 PM (No. 263140)
And here I thought they were just redressing grievences with their goobernment by calling Democrats arse holes.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: Hardright 12/15/2019 1:34:40 PM (No. 263141)
Flipping people off.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: FunOne 12/15/2019 1:36:15 PM (No. 263143)
Political Correctness is stupidity. This obsession with hand signs is taking stupidity off the scale. My God, what IS a white power hand sign? Are we going to make a major issue if someone claims picking your nose means the extermination of black people? Who establishes the rules for this craziness?
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Reply 25 - Posted by: daisey 12/15/2019 1:39:45 PM (No. 263145)
This is getting stupid. So the AP is scanning the crowd for inappropriate hand signs. I got your hand sign AP staff.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: Maggie2u 12/15/2019 2:01:55 PM (No. 263164)
I gave every post after post #9, a thumbs up.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: Justmiopinion 12/15/2019 2:22:28 PM (No. 263174)
Total MSM invented crock. It's some game. Unlike the black power fist. MSM is just a bunch of racist dnc puppets.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: hammondb3 12/15/2019 3:19:19 PM (No. 263207)
How about having black leaders and media types spending less time looking for secret signals of white supremacy and MORE time improving the lives of blacks and the black community. At least that way we might one day live in a world in which whites are NOT demonstrably superior.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: DVC 12/15/2019 4:24:58 PM (No. 263252)
Thanks, #17. I hadn't heard of that one, and it certainly sounds like the kind of nonesense game that young men would enjoy, after all you get to smack the guy on the bicep if you "win". All these idiot SJWs need to just get a life. This is BS.
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Reply 30 - Posted by: Rumblehog 12/15/2019 4:31:53 PM (No. 263263)
Oh sure, let's go ask the White Supremacy Club at each institution for comment...
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Reply 31 - Posted by: Rotten in Denmark 12/15/2019 4:36:47 PM (No. 263264)
For the sake of an academic type argument, let’s assume it is actually as alleged, a white power sign/signal/gesture, ok?? So what? Would the same offended folks care If it was a black power sign/signal/gesture? They would say we are being racist by calling attention to it. Folks need to worry about many things in life, this isn’t one of them.
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Reply 32 - Posted by: George R. 12/15/2019 6:31:21 PM (No. 263324)
They should cashier that Lt Col for allowing asinine Liberal accusations past the snicker stage! Ignore the A**wipes!
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Reply 33 - Posted by: anniebc 12/15/2019 8:28:28 PM (No. 263375)
Young people have all kinds of hand signs; give me a break! There's so much stupidity in our country these days. There was time when leaders would have waved off such silliness as wasting their time. Now, they investigate everything, just to please a foolish minority. People they know are making things up for a narrative.
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Reply 34 - Posted by: Pete Stone 12/15/2019 10:04:51 PM (No. 263432)
Hand signs mean different thing in different places. There was a TV ad a few years ago for a multinational bank that boasts its "local knowledge." It points out that, throughout South America, the "okay" or "swab-o" sign means "Everything's good." That's apart from Brazil, where it's considered very rude and can get you beat up.
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Reply 35 - Posted by: judy 12/15/2019 11:12:13 PM (No. 263473)
AP please explain your so called white power sign?
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