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Posted: 5/17/2005 8:01:33 AM EDT
/1*\

OK, I've seen this cropping up more and more in people's sig lines.

At the risk of sounding terribly naive ...........

Could someone please enlighten me as to what it means?

Thanks!

~GryphonX
Link Posted: 5/17/2005 8:17:02 AM EDT
Link Posted: 5/17/2005 8:18:10 AM EDT
an "*" is an asterisk

put the number "1" in front of it....
Link Posted: 5/17/2005 8:30:15 AM EDT
I get it!

I feel so much more enlightened now!

Thanks.

Link Posted: 5/17/2005 8:36:43 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/17/2005 8:37:33 AM EDT by photoman]

Originally Posted By GryphonX:
I get it!

I feel so much more enlightened now!

Thanks.




It's more than just that it's a Defensive Edge Alumni thing, well at last for us Wisconsin guys and gals that have it, oh and the minn. guys as well. Not everyone uses it though. Just a badge kind of for going out and getting formal training. It's the Defensive Edge logo as well.
Link Posted: 5/17/2005 8:43:59 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/17/2005 8:44:30 AM EDT by GryphonX]

Originally Posted By photoman:

It's more than just that it's a Defensive Edge Alumni thing, well at last for us Wisconsin guys and gals that have it, oh and the minn. guys as well. Not everyone uses it though. Just a badge kind of for going out and getting formal training. It's the Defensive Edge logo as well.



Aha!

Got it now.

Thanks, Photo.

~GryphonX
Link Posted: 5/17/2005 9:06:28 AM EDT
The 1* was created in 1986 by Gary Paul Johnston for SWAT. It was designed as a reminder that you only have "one ass to risk." The design created in a military shield has been a logo for SWAT and Law Enforcement since its creation.

My Avatar is a logo created by Butch Ramik. The thin blue line representing law enforcement. The black background signifies the chaos. 1* is the "one ass to risk."

Link Posted: 5/17/2005 9:51:09 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/17/2005 9:51:22 AM EDT by photoman]
GoBack thanks for mentioning that. I knew a part of the history as far as the LE connection but didn't want to mention it as I didn't know it all and didn't want to misrepresent that aspect of it.

GryphonX as you can see it means different things to different groups of folks.

Though in the end it means the same thing in a way. We all have only one ass to risk. Thats part of the driving force as to why I want to get as much formal training as possible. I don't have to risk my ass everyday like an LEO does, but when it's on the line(and it has been before) I still got that one ass, and I want the knowhow and the skills to make sure it stays safe you only get that through training.
Link Posted: 5/17/2005 9:54:37 AM EDT
Link Posted: 5/17/2005 11:49:14 AM EDT
Don't let them lie to you.

Its a klansman with a black eye.

Link Posted: 5/17/2005 11:54:38 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Goback:
The 1* was created in 1986 by Gary Paul Johnston for SWAT. It was designed as a reminder that you only have "one ass to risk." The design created in a military shield has been a logo for SWAT and Law Enforcement since its creation.

My Avatar is a logo created by Butch Ramik. The thin blue line representing law enforcement. The black background signifies the chaos. 1* is the "one ass to risk."






That's awesome!

Now that I see it, I recognize it from having seen it somewhere's, but I can exactly recall.

Rich history.

Thanks for sharing that - very cool!
Link Posted: 5/17/2005 11:56:35 AM EDT

Originally Posted By photoman:
GoBack thanks for mentioning that. I knew a part of the history as far as the LE connection but didn't want to mention it as I didn't know it all and didn't want to misrepresent that aspect of it.

GryphonX as you can see it means different things to different groups of folks.

Though in the end it means the same thing in a way. We all have only one ass to risk. Thats part of the driving force as to why I want to get as much formal training as possible. I don't have to risk my ass everyday like an LEO does, but when it's on the line(and it has been before) I still got that one ass, and I want the knowhow and the skills to make sure it stays safe you only get that through training.



I'm there with you on the sentiment, Photo, I just never knew various groups had officially (and cleverly!) embodied it on their persons with symbols.

Very neat!

Glad I'm now in the know.
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 7:35:13 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/22/2005 7:38:05 PM EDT by FMD]

Originally Posted By Throttle-Junkie:
Don't let them lie to you.

Its a klansman with a black eye.





ROTFLMAO! Damn you, you owe me a new keyboard now!

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