Foreign owned coffee shop chain desecrates Remembrance Day with poppy doughnut

A Tim Hortons in Calgary got in trouble for selling a poppy doughnut

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  • Watchman

    Fake News: Many opium growers in Afghanistan were chastened by the news and immediately vowed to cease the planting of poppies due to this trademark claim. Other devout muslim opium growers vowed to increase production to assist in the acceleration of the downfall of the West by increased supply of drugs of addiction and flooding thew West with cheap heroin.

    • Yaacov ben Moshe

      I dunno – there is a subliminal thing going on here- don’t they remind you of something else?
      Hint 1:
      Er, um, they are the same color as those hats the feminazis were wearing when they marched on Washington.

      • Watchman

        The Tim Hortons doughnuts are twice as intelligent and much more desired.

        • Yaacov ben Moshe

          …And with a hole in the middle!

  • Mr. Meow

    Yeah this has nothing to do with “disrespecting” veterans and everything to do with the Legion losing its monopoly on a flower.

    • Frances

      It is my understanding that the Poppy Fund is separate from the Legion.

    • Mr. Meow

      It’s a branch of the Legion and they don’t want anyone on their turf.
      http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/wounded-warriors-legion-poppy-telus-remembrance-dispute-1.4395384

    • Lightstream

      I think it is disrespecting veterans and the soldiers who died making sure we have the freedoms we enjoy today. It’s totally wrong to try to cash in on Remembrance Day like the Calgary man said. It’s pretty crass for sure.

      Do you think Google or Disneyland or any other business wouldn’t take Tim Horton’s to court for using their trademark without permission? In a heartbeat they would.

      The poppy that’s seen on peoples lapels etc., has been around for years on Remembrance Day and deserves respect for what it symbolizes.

      • Mr. Meow

        I provided a link to a cbc news story where the Legion went after Wounded Warriors who partnered with Telus for use of the poppy. Do you think they’re disrespectful of veterans!

        • Lightstream

          Horton’s used the poppy design without permission to cash in on Remembrance Day with no part of the profits going to Veterans.
          From your link:
          “We need all the help we can get when it comes to donor partners to our programs.” He also said Wounded Warriors Canada was aware of the legion’s poppy trademark and would never have agreed to do a fundraising campaign that
          centered around the image.

          I donate to the Poppy Fund every year online. Here’s a link explaining where the funds go: http://www.samaritanmag.com/features/poppy-campaign-what-legion-does-money-how-when-wear-one

  • simus1

    Shouldn’t that read:
    Omaha billionaire’s “Foreign Front Owned …………….” ?