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Shinnecock Lodge #360 Fall Fellowship Patch eR2012

Matt Schieferstein sends along an image of the 2012 Fall Fellowship Patch issue by Shinnecock Lodge #360. The theme for the weekend was Shinnecock Lodge vs. The Wild.

Shinnecock Lodge #360 Fall Fellowship Patch eR2012

Shinnecock Lodge #360 Fall Fellowship Patch eR2012

The stats for this one are:
eR2012 BLK R M/C BLK ORG 2012 FDL; BLK 2012 Fall Fellowship, VS The Wild WHT WWW

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“It is a commonplace that the history of civilization is largely the history of weapons. In particular, the connection between the discovery of gunpowder and the overthrow of feudalism by the bourgeoisie has been pointed out over and over again. And though I have no doubt exceptions can be brought forward, I think the following rule would be found generally true: that ages in which the dominant weapon is expensive or difficult to make will tend to be ages of despotism, whereas when the dominant weapon is cheap and simple, the common people have a chance. Thus, for example, tanks, battleships and bombing planes are inherently tyrannical weapons, while rifles, muskets, long-bows and hand-grenades are inherently democratic weapons. A complex weapon makes the strong stronger, while a simple weapon–so long as there is no answer to it–gives claws to the weak.” – George Orwell,

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