Mello Dude

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  1. This... Really Bluecoats? More SJW pandering to bubble world? So, they are addressing other peoples/organizations/societies racism, but aren't racist but are putting "words" in place for something they are party to or of. I mean, fine I suppose? Here, try this, ACTIONS. After COVID there is so much opportunity to do something. Change the activity and atmosphere you helped create? Start a cadet corp or two? Revive local drum corps? Donate your 1 year used instruments/instruments to those new units? Forgo that extra marimba, semi prop truck to make dues affordable or fund these ne
  2. I'm having issues with calling 23 year old adults "kids". I dunno, the whole reality thing. Has life, parenting and our educational system failed this hard? Perhaps, marching band isn't the real issue.
  3. IMHO the best judging system was a little of both. 1984?
  4. 1. I think you need to get out more and see the corps as they are. Realistically, meaning reality, it would a lot over all the member corps. 2. Ya, what they could learn may be something other than what you may think. Again, that's why we have DCA for adults. 3. Um, life is not a "non-argument". Reality of pandemic realities vs marching band wants is NOT a non argument in fact I don't see any argument (and you have yet to present one) that would even come close to supporting what you desire. I can't even imagine the amount of background checks and insurance these corps
  5. Not really an argument a reality. Either this stays an youth activity for young people or it becomes DCA. You got to have rules. The maturity between a 16 year old and a 23 is just too much IMHO. Seriously, someone could join the Marines, do their 4 years (go overseas and fight a war) and then march in this situation. Speaking of staff and members, their have been enough issues with that as it is; we don't need to make things worse. Either this is a youth activity or it isn't. Either we install the value of life lessons and reality or we keep people from reality and growing up. DCI has
  6. Growing up is hard. Welcome to being adults. Agree 100%. Not sure if I can really accept 16-23 (even younger) year old kids/adults travelling together.
  7. I hope they agree #$#@ happens and it's time to grow up. I know it's a crappy situation but at the end of the day it's just marching band and this is a pandemic.
  8. Hot, a lot of bus breakdowns, Romeo and Juliet was a good show. :)
  9. Is it inner city? Otherwise the virtue signalling.....
  10. I wouldn't hold my breath. The same people that scream about limitations and leveling the playing field are the ones virtue signalling. HOW many times have we been over placement vs corps income....and its never addressed. People like their elite little clubs and say all the right things but never do the right things.
  11. Ya, well I will never subscribe to them ever again. I will do everything in my power to warn people. Sad.
  12. Not worth my time unfortunately. I already have like hours into this. I mean they actually fought the credit card company. Personally, I think we have a class action lawsuit in the making on fraud alone. Bait and switch (whether intentional or not is not legal).
  13. Ya virtue signalling/mind reading run amok. People that are already decent human beings don't need to virtue signal. Just saying.
  14. The problem is that everyone is right and has their own "facts" and apparently their own "verbiage" that doesn't correspond to the dictionary or context that it's being derived from. Makes it #### hard to have a conversation when you can't offer facts or statistics (that are irrefutable) and have a conversation when the other person simply dismisses it and calls you XXX. My problem with DCP and Corps in general is where have you been the last 20+ years? This virtue signalling means NOTHING if it's not backed up. I suppose we will see if local kids are back into their local corps or this is
  15. Completely fixable under the system that exists if you are willing to hold people accountable and vote them out of office. Floyd's death COMPLETELY avoidable if people had done their jobs. The silence on this has been deafening and revealing.
  16. The scrambled nonessential use of the term “defund” and here what it means is beyond the pale of reality. If you can’t say what you mean, perhaps find someone who is capable? Especially when they are calling to disband the police. I’m seeing a clear message and the inaccurate word play of “this is what it means” fails at every level.
  17. Educate yourself indeed. "Nor have you, as your continued predilection for irrelevancy ..."
  18. Reallocate is the term you are looking for. Making excuses for inaccurate verbiage is kinda of pointless and self defeating. Either words mean something or they don't. It's pretty easy, "Sorry, we meant reallocate resources not defund the police force." Not hard. Defund has been used many times to mean precisely what it means. So I don't buy into the scramble to save face by altering word meanings. The polarization is ONLY coming from people that utter it, not the people listening and understanding it. "But this is what I meant" and continue to use inaccurate terms...sorry not being s
  19. Then quit using the inaccurate term "defund" and say reallocate. Defund has only one meaning. Either they are stupid and can't bother to pick up a dictionary, or have been caught exposing what they truly mean as they scramble to come up with nonsense.