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The most RUGGED state/provincial license plates

Dan

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I just saw a picture of this glorious license plate design, and thought it deserved a thread of its own.

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I'm not a fan of photo-realism, clip art, generic or default Microsoft typefaces, but in this case, I'll grant an exception. The Nebraska Beef State license plate is ugly, but it's pretty friggin' RUGGED!

What else is out there?

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The dude on this Nevada plate shot a man just because he was snorin'.



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Ain't nobody messin' with my TRUUUUUUUCK.

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Nope. Just seeing if you're paying attention.

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Teddy Roosevelt. He was shot in the chest while giving a speech, yet finished the speech. He had pet bears. Ain't gettin' more RUGGED than that.
 

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Here's from my in-laws neighbor's car down in Florida - polar bears, rocks, and ancient rock formations! Sounds pretty rugged to me!

 

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Here's from my in-laws neighbor's car down in Florida - polar bears, rocks, and ancient rock formations! Sounds pretty rugged to me!
A plain old Nunavut plate, just by virtue of geography, makes an Alaska, Yukon, or NWT plate look like this New South Wales plate in comparison.

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Victoria, on the other hand ...

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from Colorado - if you know the history of the original training in WW2




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A plain old Nunavut plate, just by virtue of geography, makes an Alaska, Yukon, or NWT plate look like this New South Wales plate in comparison.

I remember when I first saw that plate: I asked my FIL about it and he said it's their neighbor's son's car and he had driven down from the mining area in NW Nunavut where he is an engineer. I tried to figure out how he drove down to Naples, FL from way up there and I couldn't find any roads on Google Maps that would allow him to actually drive down from any of the "cities" (which are usually nothing more than camps made up of shipping containers turned into buildings) way up there. I'm sure some roads exist but the internet wasn't much help in finding them.

Rugged!
 

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I'll take those over those "In God We Trust" plates. It was so tiresome to see those when I was visiting my brother in Athens. (Indiana was the same way.) There should be no state-sanctioned religious messages on license plates whatsoever. If I were living there, I would demand that be removed or issued a set of plates that have no references to God at all. I find that deeply offensive and can't believe anyone would put up with that kind of crap. Is there any kind of opt-out, other than getting special plates like the ones above?
 

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Wonder how many Veterans still living have this plate -
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On the state page:
The surviving spouse of a veteran fitting this criteria may not obtain the plate.
The surviving spouse of a veteran fitting this criteria may not retain the plate.



 
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I'll take those over those "In God We Trust" plates. It was so tiresome to see those when I was visiting my brother in Athens. (Indiana was the same way.) There should be no state-sanctioned religious messages on license plates whatsoever. If I were living there, I would demand that be removed or issued a set of plates that have no references to God at all. I find that deeply offensive and can't believe anyone would put up with that kind of crap. Is there any kind of opt-out, other than getting special plates like the ones above?

The standard plate just has Georgia and the county name; the In God We Trust is/was an alternative to the county name for folks that wanted it.
 

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The standard plate just has Georgia and the county name; the In God We Trust is/was an alternative to the county name for folks that wanted it.
Same in Indiana - the regular issue plate did not have "In God We Trust", you had to request that specially. There was no charge, though, but all other non-standard plates did have a fee associated with them.
 

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I'll take those over those "In God We Trust" plates. It was so tiresome to see those when I was visiting my brother in Athens. (Indiana was the same way.) There should be no state-sanctioned religious messages on license plates whatsoever. If I were living there, I would demand that be removed or issued a set of plates that have no references to God at all. I find that deeply offensive and can't believe anyone would put up with that kind of crap. Is there any kind of opt-out, other than getting special plates like the ones above?
The standard plate just has Georgia and the county name; the In God We Trust is/was an alternative to the county name for folks that wanted it.
Same in Indiana - the regular issue plate did not have "In God We Trust", you had to request that specially. There was no charge, though, but all other non-standard plates did have a fee associated with them.
Same thing in South Carolina. It's not the "default" plate. That's this one:

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Will you be "opting out" of American currency as well?
 

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I'll take those over those "In God We Trust" plates. It was so tiresome to see those when I was visiting my brother in Athens. (Indiana was the same way.) There should be no state-sanctioned religious messages on license plates whatsoever. If I were living there, I would demand that be removed or issued a set of plates that have no references to God at all. I find that deeply offensive and can't believe anyone would put up with that kind of crap. Is there any kind of opt-out, other than getting special plates like the ones above?

Circling back on this - I answered your main question yesterday ("Is there any kind of opt-out, other than getting special plates like the ones above?") - after reading a couple of more replies this morning, I see there's this other part of your post I failed to address:

I find that deeply offensive...

Duly noted - to each their own.

...and can't believe anyone would put up with that kind of crap.

SAC: How dare anyone have a belief that is contrary to my own!!1! :roflmao:
 
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Circling back on this - I answered your main question yesterday ("Is there any kind of opt-out, other than getting special plates like the ones above?") - after reading a couple of more replies this morning, I see there's this other part of your post I failed to address:

I find that deeply offensive...

Duly noted - to each their own.

...and can't believe anyone would put up with that kind of crap.

SAC: How dare anyone have a belief that is contrary to my own!!1! :roflmao:

Let me clarify: If they want to put a religious message on their own personalized plate, then I don't care. It's just another vanity plate. But it should not be anywhere on the state issued portion of the plate. No "pre-stamped" messages at all. If they have a choice, like you said, I guess that is less of a problem. I'm just afraid it's a matter of time before we see these kind of messages on all regular issue state-issued plates in some states and there is no way that the recipient can get regular-issue plates without them.
 

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Moderator note:

This is moving toward a political discussion and we all know where to find that specifically designed thread here on Cyburbia. Take it there now. Thank you
 

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Let me clarify: If they want to put a religious message on their own personalized plate, then I don't care. It's just another vanity plate. But it should not be anywhere on the state issued portion of the plate. No "pre-stamped" messages at all. If they have a choice, like you said, I guess that is less of a problem. I'm just afraid it's a matter of time before we see these kind of messages on all regular issue state-issued plates in some states and there is no way that the recipient can get regular-issue plates without them.

You're making an issue where non exists. It's a CHOICE. Somebody here might be deeply offended by plates for the Free Masons because they're secretive, or the Parrothead plates because that promotes debauchery (in some minds). You gotta worry more about real problems instead of the cosmetic ones.
 
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