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#1 Hum

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 14:51

The bill features Queen Elizabeth II, who is celebrating her Diamond Jubilee this year, on the front of the note. The back pays tribute to the sacrifices of Canadian men and women in military conflicts with an image of the Canadian National Vimy Memorial. (Watch the Bank of Canada's video introducing the new bill and the significance of Vimy here.)

However, some people have called elements of the bill "pornographic," while others have noted a resemblance to the Twin Towers that used to stand in lower Manhattan.

The main reason for issuing a new $20 is to prevent counterfeiting threats, said the bank. The new polymer notes are also cheaper and have a smaller environmental footprint. (An image of the back of the $20 note is below.)

The bank hired a research firm to hold focus groups with Canadians to get their opinion on the new currency. They found that not only did most Canadians not know of the Vimy Memorial's existence, but that some of those surveyed said the monument reminded them of New York's World Trade Center that was attacked and destroyed on Sept. 11, 2001, according to an internal report cited in a CTV article.

The memorial, in Vimy, France, commemorates the Battle of Vimy Ridge and honors those who fought and died in the WWI in France and have no known grave. One focus group respondent was critical of the banknote's war imagery given the "climate domestically and around the world" -- as well as Canada's reputation as a peacekeeper. Perhaps a symbol of peace would be better, the participant suggested, according to the report.

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 15:10

uuuh People will complain about anything. It doesn't look anything like the WTC and how on earth could it be considered pornographic.

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 15:13

^ Pornography is not always sexual.


por·nog·ra·phy
   [pawr-nog-ruh-fee]

noun

obscene writings, drawings, photographs, or the like, especially those having little or no artistic merit.


ob·scene
   [uhb-seen]

adjective

1.
offensive to morality or decency; indecent; depraved: obscene language.

3.
abominable; disgusting; repulsive.

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 15:14

when did tiny little topless women become pornographic?

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 15:14

You are right, it looks like the person is wiping their ass with the photo.

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 15:17

Vimy Memorial looks beautiful and reminds me Isildur and Anarion statues from LOTR :p; i cant see anything 'pornographic' or 'provocative' and its Canada own business what they want put on their banknotes.
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Posted 10 May 2012 - 15:17

These ****ing idiots need a few glasses of shut the **** up.

It's amazing how people will find a way to bitch about the stupidest bloody things.

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 15:26

damn it, where is the pornography ...... f@king hell ... i cannot see it

#9 Astral

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 15:28

What a joke. Can't please everyone...

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 15:40

looks good to me.

#11 vetneufuse

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 15:46

that's one ugly and busy design... remindes me of something you'd make in MS Publisher or something

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 15:47

damn it, where is the pornography ...... f@king hell ... i cannot see it

if you click on the article, the memorial has some breasts on it. still not pornography however.

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 15:48

You are right, it looks like the person is wiping their ass with the photo.


Cannot unsee :o

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 15:48

Looks like someone got a hold of a clip art program.

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 16:03

###### ... I love ###### ... ###### are awesome, why offended? ... why so prude? .. of for f's sake grow some backbone the note looks just fine ... I would rmeove the popies as the red does not compliment the color scheme ... seem to be out of place