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    OT "Native"

    So I am new here, but one thing that I keep noticing is the whole "Native" thing. I see it on bumper stickers, I see it on some other forums that I go to, and I hear it from the actual natives when I ask them where they are from.

    Now I know it is cool to be proud of your roots, but to me it seems like having this bumper sticker and telling me that you are a native means that you are better than me because I am not "from" here. It seems like they are trying to set themselves apart from the non-natives....

    I dont know, not that big of a deal, just wondering some of your thoughts on this...Even the natives.

    I am proud to live here, and I am also proud that I was raised in Nebraska, but I never put a native Nebraska corn field bumper sticker on my car.

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    Seriously - it's not worth talking about. All talking about it accomplishes is setting off a $hitstorm of blather.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason76
    it seems like having this bumper sticker and telling me that you are a native means that you are better than me because I am not "from" here.
    See you do understand it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason76
    Now I know it is cool to be proud of your roots,
    Yes, I think he understands perfectly


    Agreed - the stickers are ghey


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    It's because Colorado Natives are so rare.

    BTW, the next level up from having a native sticker is to have a pioneer plate. Native stickers are for the poseurs.

    (PS: I'm not a native of CO).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason76
    So I am new here...
    You're new here!!!

    Who the f**k left the gate open again?

    Boy did you step in it. Ignore the idiot "native" stickers. I know many cool "natives" and none of them have "native" stickers. They wouldn't be caught dead with one.

    Enjoy CO!

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    PS - I am not a "native".

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    The Colorado State Patrol allows them an extra 5 mph over the speed limit.

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    I thought this was going to open a whole lot of bashing, but I am enjoying the responses. Funny stuff.

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    What if you're a Native American, but not from CO; however you live here now?
    You have just been mentally Rick Roll'd. Yup you're thinking about it right now aren't you? Don't fight it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason76
    So I am new here, but one thing that I keep noticing is the whole "Native" thing.
    It's the mental equivalent of W proclaiming he's "proud to be a Texan". Let the little folks bask in their self-importance.

    Just remove the "t" to understand the true meaning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason76
    ...but I never put a native Nebraska corn field bumper sticker on my car.
    Of course you wouldn't.
    Gone are the days we stopped to decide,
    Where we should go,
    We just ride...

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    Quote Originally Posted by thump
    It's the mental equivalent of W proclaiming he's "proud to be a Texan".
    DING! We have the answer, please come forward and collect your prise...

    its one of those stickers that looks like the native ones but says tourist
    You have just been mentally Rick Roll'd. Yup you're thinking about it right now aren't you? Don't fight it.

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    Funny part in that the "Native" bumper stickers are made and sold by folks that are from Utah...cracks me up every time I see one....

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    Well sure, they sell something for everyone.

    I have a "I grew up on Lake Ontario before I realized WTF was going on" sticker, but it's not on my car...
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    What if I double my "Native" sticker with a "No Vacancy" sticker?

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    As a 5th generation "native" whose family homesteaded what is now part of north Jeffco, I am firmly of the opinion those stickers are moronic. "Native": good for you! That's something your parents chose and really has nothing to do with you.

    CO is beautiful and IMO, the best place to live. Whether you were born here or just moved here yesterday, welcome! Now let's go ride/ski/hike (or any other fun outdoor activity) and follow it up with any of the dozens of world-class microbrews we have brewed right here (typing with a 90 Shilling half empty after my ride )

    OT sorf of- now the people driving around CO with Raiders stickers, that's a whole different type of moron
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    colorado is the best state in the nation so the natives are better people from the second they were born. I'm not a native and I can accept the fact that the natives are cooler than I am, why can't you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ithnu
    What if you're a Native American, but not from CO; however you live here now?
    I am a Native American. I was born in Pittsburgh. My ancestors however, were a bunch of immigrants.

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    Those Native stickers crack me up. I know plenty of people who are natives and take for granted the fact that they live in this beautiful state. I'd actually argue (if we were going to have this ridiculous argument ) that its the folks who CHOSE to move here that appreciate it more.

    I personally like the "Not a NATIVE but got here as quick as I could" stickers.

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    I was born in Colorado, so was my Dad. But my Mom was born in Missouri and moved here when she was 9 ( 1947). My Dad and I don't appreciate living here as much as she does, so I think you have a good point.

    I don't know anyone who has one of those goofy bumper stickers. I see them on the highway though. When I pass them and they see I don't have the sticker like they do, I bet they don't know I was born here too. I bet they think they're better than me. I'll have the last laugh though because a non-native will buy my car when I'm ready to sell it, but not his because they won't want to have to scrape that damn, stupid sticker off of the bumper.

    Curious about the 'appreciation' thing. Is that a qualitative measurement or does the test have a numerical value? It makes me wonder, would someones 'Colorado Appreciation Quotient' be higher if they move from somewhere like Detroit, MI rather than relocating from Bend, OR ? Hey, I hear Bend is pretty cool. What if someone moved here from somewhere like Bend or maybe Livingston WY and thought Colorado sucked? Would they get a negative CAQ score? What happens to someones CAQ score over time? Does it go down the longer you've been here? I'll have to ask my Mom.

    This thread has given me a lot of food for thought.

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    Native sticker = $2.00

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    I fly this


    oh and I dont live in colorado anymore. I live in Texas, so I REALLY should fly this one on my car

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    The "t" is silent...

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    Where in NE, Jason76? I wouldn't rock a Nebraska sticker on my car for fear of being mistaken for a football fan. I'm proud to be in CO now - it's a good place to be. Nebraska is a good place to be from.
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    Its all good w/ people moving here and everything I guess- lots of Natives and others made lots of money on development and expansion-- the bad part is that we are quite californicated now-- the front range is not what it was when I was a kid-- but then again neither is america-- just the way it goes I guess- for better or worse

    I think the Native stickers are stupid imo- - people use their location as part of their personal ego-- it feeds it-- I used to be like that too but age has made me wiser-- we are all just americans-- I was just super lucky to be born and raised in colo springs and "discovered" mtn biking in 4th grade when I rode my iguana on old horse trails by my house

    I guess the big thing that sucks about the influx in people (nation wide I imagine) is the strain on the wilderness-- in this I mean motos are being shut out while more and more dumb f*&#s take other OHV's and mess it up for everybody else-- including bikes

    but then again our sport is growing becuase more and more people are into it and more money is being poured into the industry

    btw-- I know how lucky I am to have grown up here but I also know how much better certain aspects of the FR were back in the day-- I guess ingnorace is bliss in that respect

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    "i am from Colorado, i have be destroying it longer than you have"

    nuff said.

    WAY TO GO NATIVES!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jake7
    As a 5th generation "native" whose family homesteaded what is now part of north Jeffco, I am firmly of the opinion those stickers are moronic. "Native": good for you! That's something your parents chose and really has nothing to do with you.

    CO is beautiful and IMO, the best place to live. Whether you were born here or just moved here yesterday, welcome! Now let's go ride/ski/hike (or any other fun outdoor activity) and follow it up with any of the dozens of world-class microbrews we have brewed right here (typing with a 90 Shilling half empty after my ride )

    OT sorf of- now the people driving around CO with Raiders stickers, that's a whole different type of moron

    +1. thank you! people like you make me excited to eventually move to co.
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    I gotta get me one of these douchy NATIVE stickers and plaster it right next to my Maryland license plate. That'll show 'em.

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    Can I legally (morally) sport a NATIVE sticker if I only arrived in '82, stayed for a few years, moved to Saudi Arabia for two years, returned and went through college, went to grad school on the east coast and only moved back a few years ago?

    I'm very confused about whom I should pledge my loyalty to.

    I guess the SEMI NATIVE sticker should suffice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ignazjr
    Where in NE, Jason76? I wouldn't rock a Nebraska sticker on my car for fear of being mistaken for a football fan. I'm proud to be in CO now - it's a good place to be. Nebraska is a good place to be from.
    I was born and raised in Omaha. Went into the military and have lived in Puerto Rico for 4 years, Virginia for 4 years, Oklahoma for 3 years, California for a year, and now hopefully planting some roots here in Colorado finally. I rock the Huskers on my car (smaller sticker), die hard. Funny thing is that I tried to get a job at CU. They turned me down plenty of times though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ignazjr
    Where in NE, Jason76? I wouldn't rock a Nebraska sticker on my car for fear of being mistaken for a football fan.
    Funny you'd say that.. 2 week after we moved here my wife's new jetta gets keyed from end-to-end in the safeway parking lot. We couldn't figure out why until the neighbor pointed out she still had NE plates. Must have been a CO "native" that couldn't take getting whooped on by the Huskers

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    I'm not native but my daughter is! When we had her 6 months ago, they were telling us at the hospital there's a on rush on new CO natives. Denver is full of young DINKS having kids now! So I need a sticker that states "Native on board"

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    Native Here

    I dont run a native sticker but want to take this opportunity to say F U to all Texans and Californians that have moved here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaydude
    I dont run a native sticker but want to take this opportunity to say F U to all Texans and Californians that have moved here.
    the texans and californians are in the minority in transplants (imo) - it is those midwestern peeps that have really increased the traffic on the trails and i70.

    note: i could give a rats ass if people move here - all of the people i ride with are not natives.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaydude
    I dont run a native sticker but want to take this opportunity to say F U to all Texans and Californians that have moved here.
    LOL, Thanks man....I spent four years in Texas before I moved here.

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    I am a native.. but I will never get the sticker. I am proud as hell to be born here but I have met so many great people from other states. One thing mention about those born here take it for granted and the ones that moved here enjoy it more.... I can actually understand that, many of my friends from when I was a kid totally take it for granted and really don't enjoy it like a lot of the people from out of state. I kinda wish there was a trade program... For those that actually want to enjoy it and keep the land useable.. bring them in and get rid of those that don't enjoy it or ruin it. Keep the population low..LOL

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    After reading how worked up you guys get about this topic, I now want a "NATIVE" bumper sticker just to piss the majority of Colorado off. And I'm technically not even a native.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Funrover
    I am a native.. but I will never get the sticker. I am proud as hell to be born here but I have met so many great people from other states. One thing mention about those born here take it for granted and the ones that moved here enjoy it more.... I can actually understand that, many of my friends from when I was a kid totally take it for granted and really don't enjoy it like a lot of the people from out of state. I kinda wish there was a trade program... For those that actually want to enjoy it and keep the land useable.. bring them in and get rid of those that don't enjoy it or ruin it. Keep the population low..LOL
    This is a very true statement. I work with 3 "natives." All three have never even been skiing. Heck, one of them claims that she's never been west of Idaho Springs!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velosprocket
    This is a very true statement. I work with 3 "natives." All three have never even been skiing. Heck, one of them claims that she's never been west of Idaho Springs!!!!
    I feel bad for them... but if they don't mind I guess I shouldn't

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    Quote Originally Posted by thump
    Funny you'd say that.. 2 week after we moved here my wife's new jetta gets keyed from end-to-end in the safeway parking lot. We couldn't figure out why until the neighbor pointed out she still had NE plates. Must have been a CO "native" that couldn't take getting whooped on by the Huskers
    Must of been a native... no doubt, I heard that people that have lived in CO thier whole lives are responsible for the economic collapse, too.

    In complete contrast.... Going to Lincoln on thanksgiving for the CU/Neb game in a CU jersey is a very pleasant experience. The 'native' huskers are soooo welcoming. If only people in CO were this accommodating to others.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WKD-RDR
    Must of been a native... no doubt, I heard that people that have lived in CO thier whole lives are responsible for the economic collapse, too.

    In complete contrast.... Going to Lincoln on thanksgiving for the CU/Neb game in a CU jersey is a very pleasant experience. The 'native' huskers are soooo welcoming. If only people in CO were this accommodating to others.
    You are not joking, are you?
    I have heard this before (of course, it was from a former Nebraska football player)

    On another note, can I marry into the native family? My wife is a native, and I am with Nickle on this one - get a bumper sticker just to piss everyone else off.

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    Its obvious....

    Quote Originally Posted by thump
    Funny you'd say that.. 2 week after we moved here my wife's new jetta gets keyed from end-to-end in the safeway parking lot. We couldn't figure out why until the neighbor pointed out she still had NE plates. Must have been a CO "native" that couldn't take getting whooped on by the Huskers
    I would conclude from your anecdote that CU fans who shop in Safeway are jerks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BSIDE
    I would conclude from your anecdote that CU fans who shop in Safeway are jerks.
    Not necessarily.. but ones that key ladies cars while they're shopping certainly are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andychrysler
    You are not joking, are you?
    I have heard this before (of course, it was from a former Nebraska football player)

    On another note, can I marry into the native family? My wife is a native, and I am with Nickle on this one - get a bumper sticker just to piss everyone else off.
    It is possible to hold dual citizenship from another state if you marry 'in'. Once you take the oath your are issued a special diamoned tipped key to carry for use on out of state cars along with your 'native' bumper sticker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaydude
    I dont run a native sticker but want to take this opportunity to say F U to all Texans and Californians that have moved here.
    The Boulder Daily Camera sometime in the 1996 range posted that 80% of Boulder residents were from Boston or the east coast somewhere according to tax records.

    The smart 'Native' Boulder residents move the hell out of there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by IndecentExposure
    The Boulder Daily Camera sometime in the 1996 range posted that 80% of Boulder residents were from Boston or the east coast somewhere according to tax records.

    The smart 'Native' Boulder residents move the hell out of there!
    Unfortunately the ones that tried moving south are still stuck in Golden traffic on Hwy 93.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkaredShtles
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