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(National Post)   Canadian army ad that compares building a canoe to working on a war ship is offensive to natives, probably because the birch bark that natives use to build canoes is far superior to the bark that Canadians use to build their war ships   (news.nationalpost.com) divider line 118
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2012-07-31 12:55:11 PM  
I can see their point. It would have been much more effective to appeal to native recruits by showing them how high a balloon full of diesel fumes will get you. Much more relevant to the interests of Native youth.
 
2012-07-31 12:55:18 PM  
Offending natives is like shooting fish in a barrel.
 
2012-07-31 12:56:28 PM  

WhippingBoy: Offending natives professionally and permanently offended "activists" is like shooting fish in a barrel.


FTFY.
 
2012-07-31 12:58:00 PM  
Haha @ subby.

/Canadian
//Glad I'm not AMURIKAN!!!!!!
 
2012-07-31 12:58:19 PM  
"the bark that Canadians use to build their war ships"?

Duh! Everyone knows we use empty beer cans - not bark!
 
2012-07-31 12:59:09 PM  
Now subby, our newer warships are built with a much stronger composite material more commonly called "Paper Mache"
 
2012-07-31 12:59:34 PM  

oldfarthenry: "the bark that Canadians use to build their war ships"?

Duh! Everyone knows we use empty beer cans - not bark!


And it's "ship", not "ships".
 
2012-07-31 01:00:24 PM  
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2012-07-31 01:00:45 PM  
I'm just glad to know Canada has to deal with this shiat too (I'm from the US).
 
2012-07-31 01:01:36 PM  
Oh... And perhaps piggybacking on America's maniacal defense budget is part of the reason I don't know there is a multi-year economic crisis going on except for the American and European news.....

Yet, I suppose.
 
2012-07-31 01:01:54 PM  
Great, now we've got tens of pissed off Canadian aboriginals on our hands.
 
2012-07-31 01:03:37 PM  
Jeez, don't go on the warpath, chief
 
2012-07-31 01:04:22 PM  
Why not? Serving on a military base is like living in an igloo.
 
2012-07-31 01:05:56 PM  

oldfarthenry: "the bark that Canadians use to build their war ships"?

Duh! Everyone knows we use empty beer cans - not bark!


Our ships just float over the torpedoes...
 
2012-07-31 01:05:58 PM  

User1005273: I'm just glad to know Canada has to deal with this shiat too (I'm from the US).


Hell, we have HERDS of permanently-offended special interest groups trotting across our barren tundra!
 
2012-07-31 01:07:19 PM  
At least they didn't make a porno called

I've got a papoose stick it in my caboose...
 
2012-07-31 01:08:36 PM  

Fano: Jeez, don't go on the warpath, chief


And don't get your headdress in such a knot that you end up going off the reservation.
 
2012-07-31 01:09:20 PM  
Being politely offended and filing a docile complaint is what we do best!
 
2012-07-31 01:11:23 PM  
www.demotivationalposters.org
 
2012-07-31 01:11:57 PM  
I'm gonna go out on a limb here, but I'm pretty sure most natives can relate to building a canoe in the same way that I can relate to building a canoe. Which is not at all.
 
2012-07-31 01:12:06 PM  
I can see how this happened. They wanted to relate to something natives are good at. Choosing canoes might seem a little racist, but what other choices do they have?

"The Canadian Navy. All the paint thinner you can huff!"

"The government already pays you. Now you can do something useful in return."

"Hey, Navy guys are alcoholics too!"
 
2012-07-31 01:12:07 PM  
Why is it a priority to make sure all ethnic groups are represented in the forces? If natives want to join they are free to do so and if they don't want to join that is okay too. Is there some kid out on a snowmobile somewhere drowning his sorrows in a box of cheap wine wishing he could join the navy but knowing it will never happen because he hasn't seen any natives on a recruiting poster? This is supposed to be the military not some feel good government P.R project.
 
2012-07-31 01:12:54 PM  
CF has a navy?

WhippingBoy: And it's "ship", not "ships".


OIC.
 
2012-07-31 01:14:16 PM  
The headline did not end up where I thought it would; subsequently, I laughed.
 
2012-07-31 01:16:37 PM  

RTOGUY: Is there some kid out on a snowmobile somewhere drowning his sorrows in a box of cheap wine wishing he could join the navy but knowing it will never happen because he hasn't seen any natives on a recruiting poster?


Was about to say something from the American perspective, but then I remembered Canadian indians/Eskimos didn't get it as bad from the army. Some indians still serve with the American mil but it's rare b/c of that.
 
2012-07-31 01:20:06 PM  

WhippingBoy: oldfarthenry: "the bark that Canadians use to build their war ships"?

Duh! Everyone knows we use empty beer cans - not bark!

And it's "ship", not "ships".


Paper mache, actually.

And we have 2, because we count the 1/25 scale test model as one.
 
2012-07-31 01:20:17 PM  

Canadian army ad that compares building a canoe to working on a war ship is offensive to natives


Because it talks about "working"?
 
2012-07-31 01:21:17 PM  
Do what they do in my town... put the recruiting station between the $5 pizza store and the head shop.
 
2012-07-31 01:22:12 PM  
What's more offensive, the Canadian Navy featuring canoe-building in a commercial, or the fact that your native culture is still clinging to centuries old technology as some point of pride?
 
2012-07-31 01:24:44 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: What's more offensive, the Canadian Navy featuring canoe-building in a commercial, or the fact that your native culture is still clinging to centuries old technology as some point of pride?


It'd be awesome to see what an F-22 could do to a fleet of native canoes.
 
2012-07-31 01:26:30 PM  

RTOGUY: Why is it a priority to make sure all ethnic groups are represented in the forces? If natives want to join they are free to do so and if they don't want to join that is okay too. Is there some kid out on a snowmobile somewhere drowning his sorrows in a box of cheap wine wishing he could join the navy but knowing it will never happen because he hasn't seen any natives on a recruiting poster? This is supposed to be the military not some feel good government P.R project.


Probably part of the general recruiting drive. First nations are the fastest growing non-immigrant group of Canadians. So its not so much about making sure they're represented as it is about grabbing people out of an expanding demographic
 
2012-07-31 01:28:17 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: What's more offensive, the Canadian Navy featuring canoe-building in a commercial, or the fact that your native culture is still clinging to centuries old technology as some point of pride?


I proud that we DIDN'T poison their blankets or send a genocidal egomaniac general to murder them.
 
2012-07-31 01:31:19 PM  

DanZero: [www.demotivationalposters.org image 640x469]


I can't be alone in wanting to see that guy squeeze off a couple yards of .50 BMG out of that M2, can I?
He'd probably have to go full throttle on that trolling motor to just maintain position.
 
2012-07-31 01:33:59 PM  
Canadian Army to First Nations: Oh, we're soary.
 
2012-07-31 01:36:58 PM  
"offensive to the point of being comical," says a newly released report.

Why? Because it would require them to work.
 
2012-07-31 01:37:44 PM  

oldfarthenry: User1005273: I'm just glad to know Canada has to deal with this shiat too (I'm from the US).

Hell, we have HERDS of permanently-offended special interest groups trotting across our barren tundra!


I've always thought of Canada as one of those rare refuges of common sense. A safe place just a boat ride across the lake... I'm a little sad now.
 
2012-07-31 01:39:19 PM  
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SEND IN THE AIR SUPPORT!
 
2012-07-31 01:39:25 PM  

User1005273: oldfarthenry: User1005273: I'm just glad to know Canada has to deal with this shiat too (I'm from the US).

Hell, we have HERDS of permanently-offended special interest groups trotting across our barren tundra!

I've always thought of Canada as one of those rare refuges of common sense. A safe place just a boat ride across the lake... I'm a little sad now.


No worries - we don't listen to them.
 
2012-07-31 01:40:45 PM  

oldfarthenry: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: What's more offensive, the Canadian Navy featuring canoe-building in a commercial, or the fact that your native culture is still clinging to centuries old technology as some point of pride?

I proud that we DIDN'T poison their blankets or send a genocidal egomaniac general to murder them.


You just took their children from them and put them in schools where you abused them, sterilized them, and intentionally infected them with disease.

/loves Canada
//can't stand the NDerP
 
2012-07-31 01:49:15 PM  
I live by a reserve. Abandoned rusty cars everywhere!
8 year olds drive cars and they are allowed to. Police there grow and distribute marihuana
because there's no law against it. If you're not from that reserve and you're on it
you probably are in danger of being stabbed or mugged. Its like Deadwood, South Dakota before the government took it.
 
2012-07-31 01:50:39 PM  

oldfarthenry: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: What's more offensive, the Canadian Navy featuring canoe-building in a commercial, or the fact that your native culture is still clinging to centuries old technology as some point of pride?

I proud that we DIDN'T poison their blankets or send a genocidal egomaniac general to murder them.


Amherst was British, and we established in an earlier thread (after I made a major historical error, then figured it out and corrected myself, an admitted violation of Fark custom (the correcting-myself part)), that he ENCOURAGED the blanket thing, but there's a lot of question as to whether it ever happened; once incident is all that's known. (Smallpox spreads easily, and the natives up and down the Americas suffered terribly from the unfamiliar disease just from initial contact with Europeans.)
 
2012-07-31 01:50:44 PM  

oldfarthenry: User1005273: oldfarthenry: User1005273: I'm just glad to know Canada has to deal with this shiat too (I'm from the US).

Hell, we have HERDS of permanently-offended special interest groups trotting across our barren tundra!

I've always thought of Canada as one of those rare refuges of common sense. A safe place just a boat ride across the lake... I'm a little sad now.

No worries - we don't listen to them.


It comes in cycles... every so often people will forget the Horror That Is The NDP and stupidly, stupidly, stupidly vote them into power. They're out by the next election, but by that time their poison has spread somewhat and it takes years for the common sense to return.
 
2012-07-31 01:51:30 PM  
Highroller48:

I just wanted to say I like your profile.

/carry on...
 
2012-07-31 01:52:37 PM  

User1005273: oldfarthenry: User1005273: I'm just glad to know Canada has to deal with this shiat too (I'm from the US).

Hell, we have HERDS of permanently-offended special interest groups trotting across our barren tundra!

I've always thought of Canada as one of those rare refuges of common sense. A safe place just a boat ride across the lake... I'm a little sad now.


we still have some of your Iraq war deserters here
maybe you can take them back?
 
2012-07-31 01:54:47 PM  

Highroller48: WhippingBoy: oldfarthenry: "the bark that Canadians use to build their war ships"?

Duh! Everyone knows we use empty beer cans - not bark!

And it's "ship", not "ships".

Paper mache, actually.

And we have 2, because we count the 1/25 scale test model as one.


*snerk* My boyfriend was in the Navy, I showed him this thread and he laughed. Probably because he is from South Dakota and the Natives here are just as bad...
 
2012-07-31 01:56:59 PM  

WhippingBoy: oldfarthenry: User1005273: oldfarthenry: User1005273: I'm just glad to know Canada has to deal with this shiat too (I'm from the US).

Hell, we have HERDS of permanently-offended special interest groups trotting across our barren tundra!

I've always thought of Canada as one of those rare refuges of common sense. A safe place just a boat ride across the lake... I'm a little sad now.

No worries - we don't listen to them.

It comes in cycles... every so often people will forget the Horror That Is The NDP and stupidly, stupidly, stupidly vote them into power. They're out by the next election, but by that time their poison has spread somewhat and it takes years for the common sense to return.


actually you're talking about the "conservatives" or as I like to call them "ethical oil pimps"
 
2012-07-31 01:58:44 PM  

ontariolightning: WhippingBoy: oldfarthenry: User1005273: oldfarthenry: User1005273: I'm just glad to know Canada has to deal with this shiat too (I'm from the US).

Hell, we have HERDS of permanently-offended special interest groups trotting across our barren tundra!

I've always thought of Canada as one of those rare refuges of common sense. A safe place just a boat ride across the lake... I'm a little sad now.

No worries - we don't listen to them.

It comes in cycles... every so often people will forget the Horror That Is The NDP and stupidly, stupidly, stupidly vote them into power. They're out by the next election, but by that time their poison has spread somewhat and it takes years for the common sense to return.

actually you're talking about the "conservatives" or as I like to call them "ethical oil pimps"


No, no. I'm talking about the NDP.
 
2012-07-31 01:58:48 PM  
seriously how can anyone diss the NDP when Harper is about to allow the Chinese government to buy a Canadian oil company?!

Think for a second about what that would mean
 
2012-07-31 02:01:17 PM  
clean rivers and animals > enbridge pipeline oil spills

hey whipping boy may i mix oil in with your water? would you drink it?
 
2012-07-31 02:02:23 PM  

ontariolightning: seriously how can anyone diss the NDP when Harper is about to allow the Chinese government to buy a Canadian oil company?!

Think for a second about what that would mean


Oh don't get me wrong, I'm no fan of the Conservatives. The only think they've got going for them is that they're not the NDP...
 
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