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Marian -

I've posted a related item on my blog.

Alan -

Wow. That bluntness in a political poster is amazing.

Marian -

Yes. Well. I did say it was meant to be provocative. But it's a provocativeness that would be completely unacceptable in North America. I should be clear here that this is not a campaign to segregate the Roma. The campaign was used to get people to discuss issues and there were many provocative questions. I wonder what kind of feedback they got on that question. I should probably find out before I go shooting my mouth off. You'll notice that there's a web site at the bottom. The site leads you to the whole list of questions on a bunch of issues.

Alan -

You are right but I would say it is different in Canada compared to the USA where Condi Rice annonced this week that her Rev. father kept the KKK away from their house during the time of civil rights by letting it be known he had a gun and would shoot. Comparitively, we are such particular softies here in Canada. I was listening to NPR's Car Guys this morning and they told this joke:<blockquote>A Ukraining guy goes into an optomatrist's office.<br>He is shown the eye chart and asked he he can read the line C-Z-H-T-C-K.<br>He says" "Can I read it? I know that guy!"</blockquote>All I could think of was there was no way the CBC would play that joke.