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2012-08-23 01:00:41 PM
3 votes:
Why do they even bother using marketing focus groups for new bill designs? Are they seriously afraid that if the public doesn't like the way a new bill looks they'll stop using money? Good luck paying your hydro bill with two chickens and a goat.
2012-08-23 12:31:47 PM
2 votes:

Millennium: But in any case, this seems like a no-win situation: people complain about the change, but people were also complaining about the pre-change version. I don't know if I'd have made the same call as the board, but with what information is at hand, I can't say that its call was any less reasonable than the alternatives.


This. The BOC had no real way to please everybody. I guess Canada has its share of rednecks too
2012-08-23 12:21:29 PM
2 votes:

Sybarite: Some believe that it presents a stereotype of Asians excelling in technology and/or the sciences.

Yeah, who would want that stereotype?


Even stereotypes generally considered to be positive by others are usually unwelcome among large portions of the population to which they apply.

But in any case, this seems like a no-win situation: people complain about the change, but people were also complaining about the pre-change version. I don't know if I'd have made the same call as the board, but with what information is at hand, I can't say that its call was any less reasonable than the alternatives.
2012-08-23 11:58:44 AM
2 votes:
Want to reduce any future outrage?
Dump the Focus Group crap.
2012-08-23 08:34:45 AM
2 votes:
Some believe that it presents a stereotype of Asians excelling in technology and/or the sciences.

Yeah, who would want that stereotype?
2012-08-23 03:12:50 PM
1 votes:
Oh, FFS. I've had it up to my caucasian male nipples with everything having to become a debate on political correctness because one whiny, thin-skinned group of overly-sensitive ass waffles is offended by something the changing of which is only going to offend some other whiny, thin-skinned group of overly-sensitive ass waffles. This is why shiat doesn't get done. The woman on that bill is too Asian! This isn't Asia! Asians don't represent Canada! Okay, fine, we'll make her "generic". But you made her white! White isn't generic! WELL THEN WE'LL MAKE IT A SCIENTIST FARKING BEAVER, NOW STFU AND SIT THE HELL DOWN.

When the hell did the human race become such a bunch of farking nipple-suckling babies?

/Canadian.
//"Generic."
///Fark political correctness right in the ear.
2012-08-23 02:28:11 PM
1 votes:

Hector Remarkable: Canadian money? What does that even buy? Snow?


There's (roughly) parity with the two currencies.

Minimum wage in USA = $7.25 per hour.

The lowest general minimum wage currently in force in a Canadian province is that of Alberta = $9.40 per hour. Only Quebec and Saskatchewan also have sub-$10/hr wages.

But yes...

image.maniadb.com

...it buys Snow.

/a licky bum bum down.
2012-08-23 01:45:19 PM
1 votes:
I think we should replace all our boring old white men with hot asian ladies

New Mitt Romney
www.alef.net

New Rush Limbaugh
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New Joe Biden 
content6.flixster.com 

New Larry King 
weeklymovies.net
2012-08-23 12:55:50 PM
1 votes:
Why did they put a generic person on their money? Why not an actual person, Marie Curie perhaps to go with the science theme? Or, if you insist on having a Canadian, how about Roberta Bondar, Canada's first female astronaut? If you need a nonwhite person, try Veena Rawat, the first woman in Canada to receive a PhD. in electrical engineering. Basically if they went with an actual person instead of a stock image they would not have this problem. If none of these choices seem prominent enough, just have a different accomplished Canadian scientist every year. If you must use a stock image, why does it have to be a person? Why not a DNA molecule?
2012-08-23 12:47:27 PM
1 votes:

JohnAnnArbor: bhcompy: uber humper: I always thought it was interesting that the Philippine 100 PHP bill has an American Flag on it:

[upload.wikimedia.org image 510x206]

There's one part of the world where Americans will always be beloved, or at least certain ones(MacArthur means more to them than Paterno did to Penn State, and could do a lot worse and still be beloved)

Yeah, there's some bad feelings from the post-1898 insurgency that the US suppressed, but not a huge amount, from what I gather.


This implies that that's an independence ceremony in 1946; lower the US flag and raise the Phillipine one.
2012-08-23 12:44:25 PM
1 votes:

tekmo: Benjamin Franklin is my second-favorite president, right behind George Jefferson.


Left out Denzel Washington.
2012-08-23 12:37:26 PM
1 votes:

uber humper: I always thought it was interesting that the Philippine 100 PHP bill has an American Flag on it:

[upload.wikimedia.org image 510x206]


There's one part of the world where Americans will always be beloved, or at least certain ones(MacArthur means more to them than Paterno did to Penn State, and could do a lot worse and still be beloved)
2012-08-23 12:15:40 PM
1 votes:
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Don't make thou go upside thine head.
2012-08-23 12:04:27 PM
1 votes:
Maria Ozawa is a Canadian-Asian blend.

... I'm just sayin'.

/ she is making bad career choices
// can still fap incessantly to her normal pictorials
2012-08-23 10:17:27 AM
1 votes:
To prevent further outrage in the future they have decided to replace the white woman scientist with a transgendered moose.
 
Aside from Natasha and Boris, who could dislike a moose doing lab work?  It's cute as hell.
2012-08-23 09:20:07 AM
1 votes:
I'm actually offended they felt they had to change the image into a white chick.

What, they aren't any Canadians of Asian descent? None of them work in labs?

Have the people who made this decision been in a lab recently?

/Fun fact: The new Canadian 100 dollar has added to it, as part of the anti-counterfeiting measures, a distinct maple smell.
//Not the 50s only the 100s.
 
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