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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   ( divider line
    More: Dumbass, Canadians, tornado victims, relief, shelf lives, tornadoes  
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2642 clicks; posted to Politics » on 02 Jun 2013 at 3:17 AM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-06-02 12:48:50 AM  
6 votes:

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.
2013-06-01 08:05:50 PM  
3 votes:
(15 years from now)

One crate of KD ....


One bottle of Maple Syrup.


One used Calgary Flames sweater.


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 07:58:25 PM  
3 votes:
I'm sure it would have worked better if they had sent tons of food.
2013-06-02 05:13:04 AM  
2 votes:

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 05:02:02 AM  
2 votes:

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 04:45:11 PM  
1 vote:

ArcadianRefugee: Is this one of those threads where, just because "it's to help people!!" we should ignore all of our rules and regulations?

I can see that one going down.

*somewhere in a cave in Afghanistan the Taliban tries to plot their next terrorist attack.

Taliban 1:  "We have got to pull off a terrorist attack to strike fear into the heart of the infadels! 9/11 was great but we haven't had anything nearly as big."

Taliban 2:  "I know, but by Allah those Americans are getting too smart, we can't get anything into the country without a hundred fedreal inspectors up our ass"

Taliban 1:  "Well think up something"

*radio in the background*

Newscaster:  "And in other news a shipment of food from Canada to the tornado ravaged state of Oklahoma was fast tracked by the US government, cutting through days of inspections and red tape"

*a grin spreads on both Taliban members faces*
2013-06-02 01:02:13 PM  
1 vote:
This seems perfectly reasonable. You have to make sure dangerous things don't make it across the border. Like Kinder Eggs.
2013-06-02 12:11:26 PM  
1 vote:

brantgoose: 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.

Don't send the ones intended for San Jose.  The housing market will collapse every year around this time.
2013-06-02 10:26:17 AM  
1 vote:
Fark: it's one tanker truck full of maple syrup.
2013-06-02 10:25:19 AM  
1 vote:
Those fatties in Oklahoma could stand to lose a few pounds anyway.
2013-06-02 10:11:00 AM  
1 vote:
How farking hungry are these people?
2013-06-02 09:37:54 AM  
1 vote:
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 05:33:53 AM  
1 vote:

2013-06-02 04:59:33 AM  
1 vote:

AppleOptionEsc: making it feel like 6 p.m. On a weekday.
2013-06-02 04:40:29 AM  
1 vote:
It probably had bags of milk and the U.S. Border Patrol didn't know what to do..
2013-06-02 03:56:31 AM  
1 vote:
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 12:43:30 AM  
1 vote:
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!
2013-06-01 09:08:39 PM  
1 vote:
"Hey, thanks, Canada, we ... wait a minute ... it's ... it's ... POUTINE!"
2013-06-01 08:08:52 PM  
1 vote:
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.
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