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Old 10-15-2009, 02:42 PM   #99
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I am still thinking about joining - just not the local unit.
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Old 10-15-2009, 03:14 PM   #100
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Here is what I did when I was looking for one.
WBCCI Finally Decided To Join

It really helps when you know people who are in the unit also.I believe it can make a person feel more welcomed in.
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Old 10-15-2009, 03:21 PM   #101
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On a side note, I don't really get the whole Wally Byam thing... but this is probably another cultural divide issue. Some Airstream owners revere Wally Byam... to others, he's just the guy who ran the company that built a pretty cool travel trailer.
Well, I guess they don't know much about Wally Byam then. He not only invented the trailer, but also a lifestyle to go with it.

This will give you a taste of what I am referring to:

Wally Byam's Creed
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Old 10-15-2009, 03:25 PM   #102
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...I first saw it at the Salem, OR International...... the Jamacian unit edition. If looks could kill you would be dead.

Any chance it could be donated to a beret-less still in good standing member?...
yah mean the HAT in this thread?

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f289...gon-23910.html

(((see posts #35 to #90 or so, for the RBCCI members wearing it mon!)))

that lid has been worn by the ceo/pres of a/s, the service chief,

some FAMOUS guys named 'rich', forum members, regular wb'ers, save wally instigators, children....

and even folks who DON'T LIKE each other...

and in each case a GOOOOFFY SMILE is generated within seconds of putting on the dreaded beret...
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are u sure u want a hat with THAT many germs???
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we could circulate it for taking avatar photos and head shots....

maybe i can get funkill, 'kid, chief, foiled again and others to pose wearing it and a name tag...

and nothin' else
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SO if u will sign a waiver and promise to take a pic and pass it on...

we just might have a thread to bind "like minded streamers" world wide...

or at least share some germs.

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come on now, how can THIS not be a good thing...?

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Old 10-15-2009, 04:39 PM   #103
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I like the passing of the hat and await 2air's arrival so I can have my 15 minutes of fame. I could wear a shower cap under it to protect myself from 2air's bacteria.

But, onward—one part of Wally's creed: "To encourage clubs and rallies that provide an endless source of friendships, travel fun and personal expressions".

First, "clubs" which could mean the WBCCI is not the only club. "Travel fun" is not characterized by the disputes that occur within and outside the WBCCI. Certainly there are lots of "personal expressions". Friendships certainly occur, but also a fair number of enemies seem to be generated. This is like parsing a religious tract.

From what I have read, Wally was a first rate promoter, a classic American entrepreneur and a guy with a pretty good design who encouraged the development of a lot of innovative products for his trailers. He seemed to have a high regard for his company and that it have a good reputation and quality: "To refine and perfect our product by continuous travel-testing over the highways and byways of the world." That last part seems to have been forgotten by the company. Much of his creed, maybe all of it, is great PR, and may have been totally sincere, but calling it a "creed" is going a little far.

I have no idea what the "creed" has to do with the way the WBCCI is run now. As someone said, he's not around and he is not running the WBCCI. How the present governance of the WBCCI operates has nothing to do with Wally, his memory, his family or his accomplishments.

Whether he would like or not like the present day WBCCI governance is unimportant—what is important is whether Airstreamers today like it or don't. Most don't and more don't every year. If the leaders blame that on the Forum, or on people who point out problems, they need to get a mirror. Did not Wally take personal responsibility for what he did? It's this simple—it's not working and it needs to change really fast.

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ok forum faithful...

just a note 2 highlight the history HERE and legacy that is growing...

the LAST photo shown above was taken AT the event were air BLUE numbers were born...

read the history here...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f48/...ber-25357.html

SO we've got ralle'z and we've got numbers and a low-gooo...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f318...tml#post214978

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so NOW 4 those of U that are instigators and thinker a'headers...

i will soon be ADDING an AIR OVAL (white background-blue lettering) to le' internationale' beret...

yes the forum folks can have their OWN hat (with your own germs gene)...

imagine that!

while the dreads are optional and the hat style is OPEN to variety

((imagine a cat-in-the-hat version OR a flying saucer shaped hat...))

SO, howz about adding a hat to THIS club?

who wants one! operators R standing by 2 take your orders...

cheers
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Old 10-15-2009, 05:14 PM   #105
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Old 10-15-2009, 07:30 PM   #106
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You all crack me up! Thanks!

Maybe we should start a I can haz Airstream section? teh wood realee thro them for a loop. Who are deez peeps?
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Old 10-15-2009, 07:42 PM   #107
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Andy's been partying too much in Brasil.

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Old 10-15-2009, 07:57 PM   #108
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They say if you hang around a given group long enough, it starts to wear on you, and you become one.

Wonder if Andy has been hanging around those "Brazil nuts" too long?

Have fun Andy, the states are going wacko, since the cost of living allowance for next year, for Social Security, has been scratched.

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The COLA for Social Security was scrapped because there's been no inflation and in fact, cost of living has dropped slightly. Fortunately they can't lower Social Security and because SSI is not going up, neither can the premium for Medicare Part B.

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I know this is off topic, but since I spent 30 yrs. in AF Intelligence......I understand your feelings about San Angelo. Fortunately, I went through the school went it was at Lowry AFB (Denver). But, heh, you do have great steaks there!

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Even the quality of Zentner's Daughter isn't that great anymore. I haven't been out to the original Zentner's (Lowake Steak House) yet, but I hear that Travolta flies there from time to time (they have a landing strip behind the restaurant), so it must be somewhat decent, given his girth, !
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The COLA for Social Security was scrapped because there's been no inflation and in fact, cost of living has dropped slightly. Fortunately they can't lower Social Security and because SSI is not going up, neither can the premium for Medicare Part B.

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Yep, no inflation. But the dollar is going into the toilet. So you can't buy as much as you used to.
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Yep, no inflation. But the dollar is going into the toilet. So you can't buy as much as you used to.
Do I detect a bit of negativity in your post??
Just yanking your chain a bit!
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