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(CBC)   20,000 kg of food aid from Canada to Oklahoma tornado victims denied entry to the US. Your government at work   (cbc.ca) divider line 98
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2013-06-01 07:58:25 PM  
I'm sure it would have worked better if they had sent tons of food.
 
2013-06-01 08:00:24 PM  
Do you want strong border protection or not?
 
2013-06-01 08:05:50 PM  
(15 years from now)

One crate of KD ....

Check.

One bottle of Maple Syrup.

Check.

One used Calgary Flames sweater.

Check.

One thousand $10,000 packets of new Maple-Scented $100 banknotes earmarked "To Pay Mike Duffy's expenses."

Check. Wait, what was that last one?
 
2013-06-01 08:07:34 PM  

Aarontology: Do you want strong border protection or not?


do you want disaster relief or not?
 
2013-06-01 08:08:52 PM  
Don't worry.

Instead of fighting global warming, Harper will just send you more CARE packages.

How are you fixed for hockey sticks? You can build houses out of them. That's what the builders are using instead of 2x4s now.
 
2013-06-01 08:10:01 PM  

oouter: Aarontology: Do you want strong border protection or not?

do you want disaster relief or not?


Absolutely. Things like this should obviously take priority over normal traffic, but it still should be inspected. The paperwork thing is still dumb though.
 
2013-06-01 08:23:01 PM  
I seriously doubt there is a food shortage in OK. It's been well publicized that the best way to help with disaster relief is to donate money to reputable, local charities. Sending bulk amounts of food/clothing/etc. just creates more work for the local authorities who have to store, sort, and distribute stuff that may be inappropriate or already in excess supply. This sounds like a church group and their associates trying to offload a bunch of unsold/expired goods for a tax write-off and publicity.
 
2013-06-01 08:23:36 PM  
I'm sure they mean well and the paperwork demand is ridiculous, but sending stuff like this to disaster hit areas is one of the worst things you can do. There are already lots of donations to the victims of the tornado that hit Moore, Oklahoma and all material goods (food, clothing, blankets, etc.) have to be sorted through and stored properly or discarded. This not only cuts into valuable time that volunteers, Red Cross workers, etc. are putting in, but it's not uncommon for it to be necessary to rent a warehouse to store all the donations they've received.

If you really want to help disaster victims, donate money, not material goods.
 
2013-06-01 08:24:14 PM  
Because U.S. President Barack Obama hasn't declared Moore, Okla., tornado a disaster area
 
I was pretty sure that's not true.  Am I mistaken?
 
2013-06-01 08:24:39 PM  

reported: I seriously doubt there is a food shortage in OK. It's been well publicized that the best way to help with disaster relief is to donate money to reputable, local charities. Sending bulk amounts of food/clothing/etc. just creates more work for the local authorities who have to store, sort, and distribute stuff that may be inappropriate or already in excess supply. This sounds like a church group and their associates trying to offload a bunch of unsold/expired goods for a tax write-off and publicity.


They can send any real maple syrup here to Arizona. I'll take it off their hands.
 
2013-06-01 08:40:41 PM  
And this is one of the reasons the Red Cross tells people NOT to donate food.
 
2013-06-01 09:01:21 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: I'm sure they mean well and the paperwork demand is ridiculous, but sending stuff like this to disaster hit areas is one of the worst things you can do. There are already lots of donations to the victims of the tornado that hit Moore, Oklahoma and all material goods (food, clothing, blankets, etc.) have to be sorted through and stored properly or discarded. This not only cuts into valuable time that volunteers, Red Cross workers, etc. are putting in, but it's not uncommon for it to be necessary to rent a warehouse to store all the donations they've received.

If you really want to help disaster victims, donate money, not material goods.


Pretty much this. The one big exception to this is ice and bottled water in the immediate aftermath. As much as I dog Wal*Mart, as Katrina was bearing down, they loaded up a hundreds of trucks at their distributorship with bottled water and sent the trucks in as soon as the storm cleared to give water away. They didn't publicize it or anything, and Wal*Mart was handing out water before FEMA even showed up.
 
2013-06-01 09:08:39 PM  
"Hey, thanks, Canada, we ... wait a minute ... it's ... it's ... POUTINE!"
 
2013-06-01 09:19:58 PM  

phlegmmo: "Hey, thanks, Canada, we ... wait a minute ... it's ... it's ... POUTINE!"


Where I'm from, poutine is worth a fortune.

/Had a duck confit poutine two weeks ago that may have changed my life.
 
2013-06-01 09:25:05 PM  

naughtyrev: phlegmmo: "Hey, thanks, Canada, we ... wait a minute ... it's ... it's ... POUTINE!"

Where I'm from, poutine is worth a fortune.

/Had a duck confit poutine two weeks ago that may have changed my life.


Duck confit poutine sounds awesome.
 
2013-06-01 09:40:30 PM  

Nabb1: naughtyrev: phlegmmo: "Hey, thanks, Canada, we ... wait a minute ... it's ... it's ... POUTINE!"

Where I'm from, poutine is worth a fortune.

/Had a duck confit poutine two weeks ago that may have changed my life.

Duck confit poutine sounds awesome.


This place is where I had it: http://forkchicago.net/

Everything about the place is awesome.
 
2013-06-01 09:44:16 PM  
WTF, eh?
 
2013-06-01 11:06:54 PM  
 
2013-06-01 11:08:10 PM  
They can send any real maple syrup here to Arizona. I'll take it off their hands.

Or North Carolina.  The folks in Oklahoma are too busy to sit down for breakfast.
 
2013-06-02 12:19:07 AM  

Relatively Obscure: I was pretty sure that's not true.  Am I mistaken?


http://www.denverpost.com/nationworld/ci_23286958/bc-okla-tornado-4t hl d-writethru-nyt

Oklahoma City tornado: Obama declares disaster area
POSTED:   05/21/2013 12:01:00 AM MDT

Late Monday night, President Barack Obama declared a major disaster in Oklahoma.


Bet it doesn't stop Fox from running with it, though.
 
2013-06-02 12:27:30 AM  

Relatively Obscure: Because U.S. President Barack Obama hasn't declared Moore, Okla., tornado a disaster area

I was pretty sure that's not true.  Am I mistaken?


Nope. In fact someone in one of the tornado threads back then asked if President Obama had declared the area a disaster area yet and I supplied a link showing he had done so the evening of May 20th.
 
2013-06-02 12:43:30 AM  
see...even though that part of the country feeds the US and is even able to produce enough food to export, none of that food is processed. It's not filled with cheese and/or peanut butter, covered in gravy or injected with "18% of a solution". so obviously that food aid needs to get there stat!
 
2013-06-02 12:48:50 AM  

reported: I seriously doubt there is a food shortage in OK. It's been well publicized that the best way to help with disaster relief is to donate money to reputable, local charities. Sending bulk amounts of food/clothing/etc. just creates more work for the local authorities who have to store, sort, and distribute stuff that may be inappropriate or already in excess supply. This sounds like a church group and their associates trying to offload a bunch of unsold/expired goods for a tax write-off and publicity.


Don't believe the lies.  We're eating each other down here.  Please send BBQ sauce.  Oklahomans are pretty flavorless.
 
2013-06-02 01:49:02 AM  

dookdookdook: Relatively Obscure: I was pretty sure that's not true.  Am I mistaken?

http://www.denverpost.com/nationworld/ci_23286958/bc-okla-tornado-4t hl d-writethru-nyt

Oklahoma City tornado: Obama declares disaster area
POSTED:   05/21/2013 12:01:00 AM MDT

Late Monday night, President Barack Obama declared a major disaster in Oklahoma.

Bet it doesn't stop Fox from running with it, though.


Except this article is written by the CBC, which is owned by the Canadian government.
 
2013-06-02 02:13:44 AM  
Unload the goods on needy Canadians, ffs.  Then keep your small-time amateur charity out of international aid matters about which you know nothing.
 
2013-06-02 03:21:38 AM  

fusillade762: And this is one of the reasons the Red Cross tells people NOT to donate food.


Exactly. They can't deposit food into their bank accounts.
 
2013-06-02 03:22:59 AM  
This is why you leave disaster relief -- and your donations -- in the hands of professionals like the Red Cross, and not in the hands of religious ministries.

If these amateurs would have had any sense, they would have checked the logistics of shipping goods across an international border and realized sending cash donations to the Red Cross was more efficient and effective.
 
2013-06-02 03:24:31 AM  
And Canada would do the same thing.  Open borders my ass.  Now, if they had shipped it to Mexico and THEN brought it into the US, it would probably already be there.
 
2013-06-02 03:25:49 AM  

Old enough to know better: fusillade762: And this is one of the reasons the Red Cross tells people NOT to donate food.

Exactly. They can't deposit food into their bank accounts.


right. that evil red cross.
 
2013-06-02 03:35:38 AM  
Well meaning but not particularly well thought out.
 
2013-06-02 03:42:40 AM  
stupid americans
 
2013-06-02 03:56:31 AM  
Ya know, for 1-4 a.m. Depending on time zones, you guys are doing a real good job of making it feel like 6 p.m. On a weekday. This is some quality politics tab right here.
 
2013-06-02 04:10:47 AM  
Well, in fairness, it doesn't do you much good to receive food when you have nowhere to store it...
 
2013-06-02 04:13:25 AM  

Relatively Obscure: Because U.S. President Barack Obama hasn't declared Moore, Okla., tornado a disaster area
 
I was pretty sure that's not true.  Am I mistaken?


The President today declared a major disaster exists in the State of Oklahoma and ordered Federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms and tornadoes beginning on May 18, 2013, and continuing.   Posted: 05/21/2013 12:51 am EDT
 
2013-06-02 04:27:55 AM  

BarkingUnicorn: Unload the goods on needy Canadians, ffs.  Then keep your small-time amateur charity out of international aid matters about which you know nothing.


Or, they could just toss it over the river at Detroit.
 
2013-06-02 04:35:08 AM  
Yeah, they're not going to use that much food, unless it's to build a new tornado shelter out of it.
 
2013-06-02 04:37:15 AM  

oouter: Aarontology: Do you want strong border protection or not?

do you want disaster relief or not?


Not really...keep your maple syrup, we will be fine
 
2013-06-02 04:40:29 AM  
It probably had bags of milk and the U.S. Border Patrol didn't know what to do..
 
2013-06-02 04:46:49 AM  

some_beer_drinker: stupid americans



For turning down unwanted,unneeded,unsolicited material? Cool story eh
 
2013-06-02 04:53:37 AM  
Tonight, my hotel in St. Louis County is completely sold out, half of the rooms occupied by Ameren line workers, who have been working on the storm damage.  Looks like they'll be doing this for a few more nights.

The parking lot is a forest of cherry picker trucks.  Never seen so many at once, here.
 
2013-06-02 04:59:33 AM  

AppleOptionEsc: making it feel like 6 p.m. On a weekday.


i44.tinypic.com
 
2013-06-02 05:02:02 AM  
cdn.static.ovimg.com

When I was born there was a tornado in Moore town
With a foot and a half of water
Everyone was all right,
But I cried all night
It blew my Tim Horton's out of alphabetical order
 
2013-06-02 05:13:04 AM  

Lenny_da_Hog: This is why you leave disaster relief -- and your donations -- in the hands of professionals like the Red Cross, and not in the hands of religious ministries.

If these amateurs would have had any sense, they would have checked the logistics of shipping goods across an international border and realized sending cash donations to the Red Cross was more efficient and effective.


True, since the Canadian dollar is worth two American dollars and a handy from Anne Murray.
 
2013-06-02 05:33:53 AM  
WE WANT A BORDER FENCE WE WANT A BORDER FENCE

WHOA WHOA WHOA, SHIAT FROM CANADA IS GOOD. UNLESS ITS MUSLIMS
 
2013-06-02 08:37:48 AM  
Plywood and 2x4s would probably be more useful.
 
2013-06-02 09:22:13 AM  
Nabb1:
Pretty much this. The one big exception to this is ice and bottled water in the immediate aftermath. As much as I dog Wal*Mart, as Katrina was bearing down, they loaded up a hundreds of trucks at their distributorship with bottled water and sent the trucks in as soon as the storm cleared to give water away. They didn't publicize it or anything, and Wal*Mart was handing out water before FEMA even showed up.

As much as I understand the good of gestures like this (even if on some level they are brand promotion), they have a... ugly-corporate-future dystopian cyberpunk feeling to them.  Or something.  Then again, I'm not standing in the rubble of my home wishing I had clean drinking water...

CarnySaur:
a handy from Anne Murray.

From what I understand about her personal life, any handies from Anne Murray would be clumsy ones indeed, unless you have a vagina.
 
2013-06-02 09:28:42 AM  
Sauve said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is now asking for documentation of every item on the truck, including manufacturer's documentation and country of origin before it will approve the shipment as "safe for consumption."

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USDA or Customs I could understand, but the FDA?

Maybe someone doesn't know what he's talking about, maybe someone has siphoned off the contents to resell on a gray market.
 
2013-06-02 09:37:54 AM  
And this is one of the reasons the Red Cross tells people NOT to donate food.

This coming from the American Red Cross CEO who makes about $700,000 a year, and doesn't want to be paid in chickens.
 
2013-06-02 09:48:44 AM  

reported: I seriously doubt there is a food shortage in OK. It's been well publicized that the best way to help with disaster relief is to donate money to reputable, local charities. Sending bulk amounts of food/clothing/etc. just creates more work for the local authorities who have to store, sort, and distribute stuff that may be inappropriate or already in excess supply. This sounds like a church group and their associates trying to offload a bunch of unsold/expired goods for a tax write-off and publicity.


Exactly.  We've already seen articles saying the area had a life time supply of diapers, so why does this church think they need to send a truck load of diapers?

People, don't just blindly send "aid" to disaster areas.  Your heart may be in the right place but there's only so much shiat people need.

Unless you're sending booze.  Pretty sure you can just keep sending that regardless of what they have on hand.
 
2013-06-02 09:49:38 AM  

wildcardjack: Sauve said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is now asking for documentation of every item on the truck, including manufacturer's documentation and country of origin before it will approve the shipment as "safe for consumption."



USDA or Customs I could understand, but the FDA?

Maybe someone doesn't know what he's talking about, maybe someone has siphoned off the contents to resell on a gray market.


USDA is part of the FDA.
 
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