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zoneofcontrol Inactive Member30 Apr 2017 12:41 p.m. PST

Canadian government vs Star Trek fan

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Let us re-educate you on the offensive nature of The Borg.

Personal logo herkybird Supporting Member of TMP30 Apr 2017 12:51 p.m. PST

Sadly, as always, it seems the views of minority of complainants dictates policy!

Dave Jackson Supporting Member of TMP30 Apr 2017 1:01 p.m. PST

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Then there's this one. Ridiculous.

Personal logo PzGeneral Supporting Member of TMP30 Apr 2017 1:50 p.m. PST

Speaking to CTV News, a spokesperson for the National Center for Truth and Reconciliation, Ry Moran, said that the word "assimilate" is indeed too offensive to be displayed on the plate, regardless of intent.

"Words like that, meant or not, have an actual impact on many people," said Moran

National Center for Truth and Reconciliation? You gotta be kidding…….huh?

Legion 430 Apr 2017 1:58 p.m. PST

WDF !!?!?!? huh? P.C. Madness seems to be running amok everywhere. In the Western world.

The SJW types are multiplying like rabid rabbits ! huh?

Dave Jackson Supporting Member of TMP30 Apr 2017 2:13 p.m. PST

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If you don't know about something, let's not start ridiculing it. The "Truth & Reconciliation commission was set up to study the issues surrounding the Aboriginal residential schools system which was set up in the late 1800s with the express purpose of dislocating Aboriginal parents from their children and eliminating their influence on their education. Many children suffered horrible privation, and physical and sexual abuse with many thousands dying during their time at the schools. "Assimilation" is a word that is extremely offensive to the aboriginal community in Canada because of the connotations. Having said that, context is everything and the Province is bowing to this pressure, which I don't agrfee with.

darthfozzywig Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member30 Apr 2017 3:22 p.m. PST

If you don't know about something, let's not start ridiculing it.


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cosmicbank30 Apr 2017 4:12 p.m. PST

Government issued plate Government does what it wants. Thats how that works. In all the lands of the world.

cosmicbank30 Apr 2017 4:13 p.m. PST

Willy sums it up.

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP30 Apr 2017 4:34 p.m. PST

It's the "Heckler's Veto".
"If only one person is offended, that is too many."

nazrat30 Apr 2017 4:43 p.m. PST

And you are actually accusing Canada of being an oppressive regime because of this one thing?! CANADA?!!!

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP30 Apr 2017 5:07 p.m. PST

Having said what I said, I have to agree with nazrat.
This may be bureaucratic silliness, but is hardly "oppressive".
Orwell was right about the cheapening of the language.

Streitax Inactive Member30 Apr 2017 11:04 p.m. PST

Well, nazrat, if one person finds Canada oppressive, then Canada has to change.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP01 May 2017 5:42 a.m. PST

I think Canada* would be much happier if it left the US, as long as it took California, Michigan, Illinois and a couple other states with it. :)

Dan
* Most of Canada is south of their border anyway. :)

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP01 May 2017 6:05 a.m. PST

Hey!! Leave Michigan alone!

Hafen von Schlockenberg Supporting Member of TMP01 May 2017 7:39 a.m. PST

Imagine if he were a Klingon fan.

"GDATODI"?

Dan 055 Inactive Member01 May 2017 10:54 a.m. PST

No, Streitax – you have to find it oppressive for one of the approved reasons.

Legion 401 May 2017 3:15 p.m. PST

"GDATODI"

Aah … I don't think that's Klingon … huh?

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Qapla' !!!!

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Hafen von Schlockenberg Supporting Member of TMP01 May 2017 8:35 p.m. PST

Ha. The original would be a little difficult to get on a licence plate:

https://youtu.be/WiP0IuGFV4c

But you're welcome to try!

Legion 428 May 2017 7:26 a.m. PST

Better to not get upset about a Sci-fi TV show. Regardless of one's POV.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP31 May 2017 6:09 p.m. PST

Maybe resistance IS futile in some places. :)

Dan

Legion 401 Jun 2017 8:41 a.m. PST

Indeed … evil grin

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