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Some Canadian supplies not needed?

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posted on Sep, 15 2005 @ 06:21 PM
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I found another local artical worthy of notice:
www.canada.com...


In a sign the humanitarian crisis along the U.S. Gulf Coast may have finally begun to stabilize, a Canadian icebreaker was told Wednesday not to unload its entire cargo of relief supplies.

For the time being, the Sir William Alexander will hold on to some foodstuffs, as well as hundreds of tents and cots that had been destined for refugees, whose belongings were completely wiped out by hurricane Katrina.


Well, that sounds all well and good, until you get to some of the inconsitancies...



The foodstuffs contain Canadian beef and legally could not be imported, said Lieut. Marie-Claude Gagne, aboard HMCS Athabaskan, the Canadian flagship.

This is absured! First off, there's been not a single case of mad cow in humans conected with Canadian Beef. This is pure political BS and rather insulting.



"The tents, nobody needs it," she (Marie-Claude Gagne) said.

"They don't require emergency shelter anymore."

Fair enough and this amounts to some good news!



U.S. authorities have begun erecting a number of temporary tent communities and have plans to build entire mobile-home cities where evacuees have been told they could spend as long as five years waiting to go home.

Hey wait a sec...!
Didn't she just say they didn't need to worry about emergancy shelter anymore?

The oddness continues.




posted on Sep, 15 2005 @ 06:30 PM
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Goods from Canada are considered inferior to American goods according to our government. I live near Detroit and I can get to Canada in 40 minutes. Canada as a country and culture is the closest to America. Canada has guidelines just as we do about out products. Canada also has more financial ability than most other countries and it can get relief here faster. Yet we don't allow them do sell prescription drugs here because our government says they are inferior. Canadain drug companies are willing to sell medication at a small fraction of the costs the greedy companies in the U.S. will sell them.

We should be using their relief before any other country's.

Regardless we the United States of America have screwed this disaster situation beyond comprehension and are in no position to turn down help from anyone or any country and FEMA has been turning it down left and right.



posted on Sep, 15 2005 @ 06:43 PM
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BitRaiser,

I applaud your efforts at proving that idiots are flapping their lips. You engaged in no extra-curricular activity, you stuck to the evidence by quoting the idiots that are actually flapping their lips.

This is model behavior in proving your point. Keep up the good work.



posted on Sep, 15 2005 @ 06:44 PM
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Actually, most of our guidlines, standards, and quality controls are much higher than those in the US... but this isn't something that get's reported down south.

I do watch a fair amount of American news and some of the propagandist smear tactics being used against us never fail to get my back up.

Next on Fox: The Hidden Dangers of Foren Drugs!!
Canadian Beef, The Hidden Dangers
Danger! Canadian Built Cars Unsafe!!

GAH!
ALL utter BS.

But in this case, we're talking about feeding starving victems. Falling back on the BS is just disgusting.



posted on Sep, 15 2005 @ 07:01 PM
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The U.S. uses guidelines that make it most profitable for the companies regardless of what the flapping lips tell you. I agree that Canadian products are much safer than that of the U.S.



posted on Sep, 15 2005 @ 07:10 PM
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Originally posted by Valhall
BitRaiser,

I applaud your efforts at proving that idiots are flapping their lips. You engaged in no extra-curricular activity, you stuck to the evidence by quoting the idiots that are actually flapping their lips.

This is model behavior in proving your point. Keep up the good work.

*Nod*
Thank you.
On any news posting I bring in, I try to keep any personal comments out of the lead-post. Facts and incosistancies interest me more than spouting my own political views.



posted on Sep, 15 2005 @ 08:11 PM
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I wonder the U.S is taking all of the money that has been pledged, even Bosnia threw in $6400 which probly blew their budget for the next year. If they dont need the supplies, then they should not require all of the cash, especially from the 3rd world countries who need it more.



posted on Sep, 16 2005 @ 04:03 AM
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Ok, so here's the question...

If there's an obvious need for supplies, why were they turned back?

Yes, I'm aware that this is an obvious question... but the answer is much more elusive.

I don't want to believe that it's further fall out for Canada standing up to the trade issues!

Does anyone have thoughts on this?




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