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Its ok guys. He changed his name to Rapeher.



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LivingMetal said:
HoloDust said:

Oh, dear...PC SJW-ism at its worst....what is more idiotic, that's guy's family name.

What is next? All plates with 69 in them banned cause some puritan nutjob finds them offensive?

I'm offended by your insensitive derogatory use of a specific male body part.

What can I say...I'm insensitive that way. ;)



specialk said:

 

FloatingWaffles said:

@ bolded: I don't really know how to respond to that part since I can't tell what you're trying to say lol. 

Plus I never said it was political correctness, just that it's dumb as fuck that shit like this is even happening since it does just look like yet again more "someone complains to try to get something removed, person they complained to gives in, therefore making said person who complained feel accomplished to try it again with whatever they feel they wanna try to say they're 'offended' over" type of thing that seems to be happening a lot lately. I also wouldn't say that anyone should sound any sort of "alarm" over this, but it just sends a horrible message that looks like not even a name that someone was born with is safe anymore if someone finds a way to try to say they're offended by it. 

It's a poem that reads as such

 

"First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—

Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me."

 

I agree with you that it is dumb to revoke this guy's vanity license plate. Where I disagree is about sending a bad message.

 

You can apparently be caught on tape braging about molesting women and still have sixty million people promote you to leader of the free world. "Offended snowflakes" are still down about ten million to nothing. 

 

On the subject of sending bad messages, I think the bolded is a pretty abhorent message to send. Grabher is unfortunately a bit of colatteral damage from that message being sent. It sucks for him, but it's the government's property and ultimately not worth getting worked up over. 

Ah so it's from a poem, I wouldn't have guessed that lol. 

I'm not worked up over it or anything, I just feel like there's so much stuff like this happening lately so to see it hit a point where it's happening to someone's name just seems even more extreme than anything else. It's just dumb but ah, hopefully it works out for him in the end then and he can get it back though, but as you said it does just seem to be colatteral damage that it happened to be similar to something that came out not too long ago, but still it doesn't mean that he shouldn't be able to put his own name on something just because it happened to be similar to something else. 

It reminds me of something that happened a little while ago where someone's PSN name was iJihad (Their real name was actually Jihad too) for a long time and they had their account for a long time but then Sony just randomly banned it one day and said it was offensive, obviously because of all the types of terrorist attacks that have happened over the past years but still it just sucks that this type of thing happens and it might affect the wrong people when it's not their fault.

http://kotaku.com/sony-locks-guys-psn-account-because-he-uses-his-real-na-1782680173

I guess what i'm just trying to say is that despite how similar it may sound to something else (such as how in this case Grabher and what Trump was quoted saying which offended some) (or the other where the guy's actual name was Jihad but was deemed offensive due to stuff like attacks that have happened over the years), I don't agree with the idea that someone couldn't be able to use their own real name on something. Like, it's not their fault that it might sound similar to something that might have bad things associated with it. But as you said it's just sort of colatteral damage then but it just punishes the wrong people essentially so it shouldn't happen. If it's his name he has every right to put it on whatever he feels like, reguardless of who the fuck it 'offends' or what it sounds like since it's not his problem that someone apparently doesn't like  his name. 



We live in a world where licence plates can be considered harmful to people, fuck this planet.



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thatguymarco said:
We live in a world where licence plates can be considered harmful to people, fuck this planet.

We live in a world in which someone in a government office made a judgement call and the net result is that some crybaby can't get his name on a vanity license plate any more, but still finds himself entitled to plenty of free media attention and a Constitutional Law non-profit speaking on his behalf as he takes this petty fight to court where he'll presumably get the benefit of due process. 

This is still the same world in which a man who advises treating women "like shit" and is on the record bragging about grabbing women's pussies can rise to leader of the free world. To head of a country that had 90,000 rapes in 2015 and $100b in unpaid child support due to custodians, 82% of whom are women. And this is a country that is considered pretty progressive in its treatment of women.

The license plate thing is the real crime though.



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vivster said:
That's just sad. We live in a world where people with last names get their license plate revoked while people who actually sexually harass women become president. This is so fucked up on so many levels.

Ya that actually never happened! Unlike Bill Clinton that actually sexually harassed women and got a blowjob in the White House? You literally just passed on posting a fact in favour of posting a lie! Amazing!



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specialk said:
thatguymarco said:
We live in a world where licence plates can be considered harmful to people, fuck this planet.

We live in a world in which someone in a government office made a judgement call and the net result is that some crybaby can't get his name on a vanity license plate any more, but still finds himself entitled to plenty of free media attention and a Constitutional Law non-profit speaking on his behalf as he takes this petty fight to court where he'll presumably get the benefit of due process. 

This is still the same world in which a man who advises treating women "like shit" and is on the record bragging about grabbing women's pussies can rise to leader of the free world. To head of a country that had 90,000 rapes in 2015 and $100b in unpaid child support due to custodians, 82% of whom are women. And this is a country that is considered pretty progressive in its treatment of women.

The license plate thing is the real crime though.

NIce attempt at a straw man.



specialk said:
thatguymarco said:
We live in a world where licence plates can be considered harmful to people, fuck this planet.

We live in a world in which someone in a government office made a judgement call and the net result is that some crybaby can't get his name on a vanity license plate any more, but still finds himself entitled to plenty of free media attention and a Constitutional Law non-profit speaking on his behalf as he takes this petty fight to court where he'll presumably get the benefit of due process. 

This is still the same world in which a man who advises treating women "like shit" and is on the record bragging about grabbing women's pussies can rise to leader of the free world. To head of a country that had 90,000 rapes in 2015 and $100b in unpaid child support due to custodians, 82% of whom are women. And this is a country that is considered pretty progressive in its treatment of women.

The license plate thing is the real crime though.

So the one dude/dudette who jumped at conclusions and assumed that they guy had bad intentions with his plate shouldn't be criticized because...? Acting on so flimsy pretenses is a bad thing to do too. Also, funny that you call this guy a crybaby for refusing to comply at a bigger crybaby's wishes but pay no mind to that person's prettyness. This whole situation shouldn't have existed in the first place, but the guy is not the one who started it, he's just trying to have the same rights of people who have "normal", "unharmful" last names, wow, what an asshole, right?

Also, why are talking about the US and its problems? I mean, yeah, I agree with stuff you said, but what does that have to do with anything? That it's reality and that it sucks? Well, no shit. 

Also, yeah, the US it's pretty progressive in regards to women, to deny it, as far as I'm aware, would be completely idiotic. We're talking about a country with a population of more than 300,000,000 people, the fact that there were 90,000 rapes (something I'd like to question, were these cases proved truthful? Were these rapes as in sex without concent? Or had the definition been manipulated enough at that time to fit cases that are questionable at best?) in 2015 while terrible it's not an indication of it being socially acceptable in the US or a mass phenomenom a critical number of people support, I think.



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Superman4 said:
vivster said:
That's just sad. We live in a world where people with last names get their license plate revoked while people who actually sexually harass women become president. This is so fucked up on so many levels.

So saying that he would like to grab her by the pussy to another male with no women present is sexual harrassment? 

That conversation was probably the only moment in his life he wasn't grabbing acual pussy.



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thatguymarco said: Also, funny that you call this guy a crybaby for refusing to comply at a bigger crybaby's wishes but pay no mind to that person's prettyness. This whole situation shouldn't have existed in the first place, but the guy is not the one who started it, he's just trying to have the same rights of people who have "normal", "unharmful" last names, wow, what an asshole, right?

I'm not a Canadian Law scholar, but I'm not sure how highly the right to put whatever you want on personalized licenses plates is held up there. As I stated earlier, the government made a judgement call and the courts are at this man's disposal to appeal the call. If he doesn't get his way, the net damage is that some dumbass wasted his own time and public resources on a vanity license plate. 

Irrespective of whether it was correct for the government to exercise discretion in this particular instance, decrying this incident as PC culture run amok while ignoring global context is a stupid argument to make. It is deserving of ridicule.

Same goes for reducing such, or similar sentiments to, "fuck this planet."