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Poppy Xwalk for veterans

Poppy Xwalk for veterans

Postby jlysholm » Feb 26th, 2017, 3:18 pm

Now this is a great idea. Hope the kids won't e looking at their phones so they can appreciate it!

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Re: Poppy Xwalk for veterans

Postby LANDM » Feb 26th, 2017, 8:25 pm

It is a great idea. :up:
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Re: Poppy Xwalk for veterans

Postby bob vernon » Feb 27th, 2017, 4:51 pm

A great idea. But a terrible idea is to paint a rainbow crosswalk for weak NDPers who will desperately accept votes from all kinds of minorities. Or some kind of green crosswalk for the environmentalists. Another good crosswalk would be good, Conservative blue, with bubbles painted across the street to represent our burgeoning natural gas industry.
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Re: Poppy Xwalk for veterans

Postby LANDM » Feb 27th, 2017, 8:02 pm

The silence is deafening from the people who claimed their only resistance to the rainbow crosswalks was because nobody should have them..... :biggrin:
Or that nobody would be able to figure out its a crosswalk because it's not white. :D

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Re: Poppy Xwalk for veterans

Postby zzontar » Feb 27th, 2017, 8:56 pm

bob vernon wrote:A great idea. But a terrible idea is to paint a rainbow crosswalk for weak NDPers who will desperately accept votes from all kinds of minorities. Or some kind of green crosswalk for the environmentalists. Another good crosswalk would be good, Conservative blue, with bubbles painted across the street to represent our burgeoning natural gas industry.


Brace yourself for all the above plus more as once you open the door, there aren't too many they can say no to. Crosswalks are becoming political... wonder why?
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Re: Poppy Xwalk for veterans

Postby LANDM » Feb 28th, 2017, 8:13 pm

zzontar wrote:
bob vernon wrote:A great idea. But a terrible idea is to paint a rainbow crosswalk for weak NDPers who will desperately accept votes from all kinds of minorities. Or some kind of green crosswalk for the environmentalists. Another good crosswalk would be good, Conservative blue, with bubbles painted across the street to represent our burgeoning natural gas industry.


Brace yourself for all the above plus more as once you open the door, there aren't too many they can say no to. Crosswalks are becoming political... wonder why?

But what do you think about the actual topic? The crosswalk in question?
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Re: Poppy Xwalk for veterans

Postby Mr_Mrs_Wolf » Mar 1st, 2017, 7:37 am

The poppy cross walk is a nice idea. However listening to the counsillor(s) reason for voting against a rainbow cross walk because they felt it to be a diffisive issue, in our community, is rather hypocritically bias. There are after all many people in our community who are opposed to war.
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Re: Poppy Xwalk for veterans

Postby Fancy » Mar 1st, 2017, 8:06 am

It's been explained and doesn't sound hypocritical at all.

This sidewalk is not to celebrate people because of who they are, but to honour our veterans because of the heroic thing they did. It is to honour their actions, not their identity."


http://www.vernonmorningstar.com/news/414920394.html
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Re: Poppy Xwalk for veterans

Postby the truth » Mar 1st, 2017, 9:19 am

jlysholm wrote:Now this is a great idea. Hope the kids won't e looking at their phones so they can appreciate it!


great idea, should of been done a long time ago
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Re: Poppy Xwalk for veterans

Postby zzontar » Mar 1st, 2017, 1:38 pm

LANDM wrote:But what do you think about the actual topic? The crosswalk in question?


I don't think crosswalks should be anything but the white lines they used to be as it will turn more and more political the more people want to have a crosswalk for Liberals, anti-abortionists, Greenpeace, religions, etc. Hard to say yes to one and no to another.
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Re: Poppy Xwalk for veterans

Postby Fancy » Mar 13th, 2017, 5:48 pm

A plan for a poppy crosswalk in downtown Vernon has been nixed by the head office of the Royal Canadian Legion.

Last month, council voted in favour of the crosswalk as a way of honouring veterans, past and present, for their sacrifices to Canada.

However the Legion has strict rules about how the poppy is treated.

“One of them is the poppy will never be laid on the ground because it cannot be trod upon,” said Vernon Mayor Akbal Mund.
Interesting turn of events.
http://www.castanet.net/edition/news-st ... htm#191521
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Re: Poppy Xwalk for veterans

Postby bob vernon » Mar 13th, 2017, 6:54 pm

Didn't we learn anything from Martin Luther?
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Re: Poppy Xwalk for veterans

Postby zzontar » Mar 14th, 2017, 7:41 am

Really? It's becoming more political already? What a surprise!
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