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(CTV News)   Four people including a baby found dead near the border between Manitoba and North Dakota. Cause of death presumed to be either exposure or the soul-crushing despair of being located between Manitoba and North Dakota   (winnipeg.ctvnews.ca) divider line
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2022-01-20 3:04:27 PM  
Well, if it was an anchor baby, they probably drowned.
 
2022-01-20 6:35:08 PM  
All New Season of Fargo starting in March!
 
2022-01-20 6:59:36 PM  
Article updated - I think a tag change is in order

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2022-01-20 7:02:54 PM  
Were they "illegals"? Just trying to figure out how shocked or sympathetic the media should be about this.
 
2022-01-20 7:06:24 PM  

monsatano: Article updated - I think a tag change is in order

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Wait, Mindy Cohn is a Mountie??
 
2022-01-20 7:09:17 PM  
Did they consider making the trip in the summer? It's not the farking Donner pass.
 
2022-01-20 7:13:41 PM  
Where will they bury the survivors?
 
2022-01-20 7:19:38 PM  
I mean, I want to leave America for Canada sometimes, too, but not at the risk of my life.
 
2022-01-20 7:21:20 PM  
Only smuggling? No murder/manslaughter charges? Wtf? Can a Canadian she'd any light?
 
2022-01-20 7:23:30 PM  

Jack Sabbath: I mean, I want to leave America for Canada sometimes, too, but not at the risk of my life.


No, you have to do it during the summer, at least. But these people were from the southern hemisphere, and they didn't know.
 
2022-01-20 7:23:59 PM  

monsatano: Article updated - I think a tag change is in order

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I had to check and yeah, wow, that's real. Florida Man strikes again.

Listen. I live in Winnipeg. I'm an avid winter runner (among other outdoor activities) and when I ran last night, it was -30*c before windchill. It's not something to mess around with. I can only imagine the pain that this family felt as they resigned themselves to their brutally cold deaths. That's a horrific way to go.

I don't know who these folks are, but there are occasional border jumpers at this exact crossing and deaths aren't uncommon. I think most of them are trying to get into the US after the US rejects their immigration applications, and Canada takes them in. If memory serves, most of the deaths happen to immigrants from Africa, who have no idea about the cold. Very sad.
 
2022-01-20 7:26:48 PM  
Damn it, This is sad. It has been farking COLD here for the last few days, overnight temps are at -40 and we've getting really strong winds as well, (80 kms were reported on Tuesday.)
 
2022-01-20 7:35:00 PM  

Jack Sabbath: I mean, I want to leave America for Canada sometimes, too, but not at the risk of my life.


I get a sense from the article that in this case they were heading to the U.S., but over the last few years this has been a problem area for people trying to enter Canada illegally.
 
2022-01-20 7:38:56 PM  
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It's getting hot in here...
 
2022-01-20 7:45:53 PM  

slantsix: monsatano: Article updated - I think a tag change is in order

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I had to check and yeah, wow, that's real. Florida Man strikes again.

Listen. I live in Winnipeg. I'm an avid winter runner (among other outdoor activities) and when I ran last night, it was -30*c before windchill. It's not something to mess around with. I can only imagine the pain that this family felt as they resigned themselves to their brutally cold deaths. That's a horrific way to go.

I don't know who these folks are, but there are occasional border jumpers at this exact crossing and deaths aren't uncommon. I think most of them are trying to get into the US after the US rejects their immigration applications, and Canada takes them in. If memory serves, most of the deaths happen to immigrants from Africa, who have no idea about the cold. Very sad.


I'd have thought if Canada takes you that would be a clear win. Why on earth would you want to smuggle yourself into the US from a nice country like Canada?
 
2022-01-20 7:53:55 PM  
I didn't know they moved the North Dakota border to the East, otherwise it happened a few yards from Minnesota. Those poor people really picked a bad time to be outside in that weather.
 
2022-01-20 7:55:03 PM  

FriarReb98: monsatano: Article updated - I think a tag change is in order

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Wait, Mindy Cohn is a Mountie??


It was in the series finale of Facts of Life.
 
2022-01-20 7:59:37 PM  

Nidiot: slantsix: monsatano: Article updated - I think a tag change is in order

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I had to check and yeah, wow, that's real. Florida Man strikes again.

Listen. I live in Winnipeg. I'm an avid winter runner (among other outdoor activities) and when I ran last night, it was -30*c before windchill. It's not something to mess around with. I can only imagine the pain that this family felt as they resigned themselves to their brutally cold deaths. That's a horrific way to go.

I don't know who these folks are, but there are occasional border jumpers at this exact crossing and deaths aren't uncommon. I think most of them are trying to get into the US after the US rejects their immigration applications, and Canada takes them in. If memory serves, most of the deaths happen to immigrants from Africa, who have no idea about the cold. Very sad.

I'd have thought if Canada takes you that would be a clear win. Why on earth would you want to smuggle yourself into the US from a nice country like Canada?


The only country on the face of this earth worse then the US, is Somalia.
Yet this happens.
 
2022-01-20 8:00:58 PM  
That's a very popular crossing spot. It's not the first time someone has died of exposure there. Sad really, people get a ride to near the border, then walk east or west to cross into Canada.
 
2022-01-20 8:04:59 PM  

Mr. Eugenides: That's a very popular crossing spot. It's not the first time someone has died of exposure there. Sad really, people get a ride to near the border, then walk east or west to cross into Canada.


Hopefully, in time, global warming will progress to the point that we won't have to continually read about these tragedies.
 
2022-01-20 8:08:17 PM  

Jack Sabbath: I mean, I want to leave America for Canada sometimes, too, but not at the risk of my life.


They left Canada for the United States.

No, I don't get it either.
 
2022-01-20 8:16:50 PM  

BigGrnEggGriller: Mr. Eugenides: That's a very popular crossing spot. It's not the first time someone has died of exposure there. Sad really, people get a ride to near the border, then walk east or west to cross into Canada.

Hopefully, in time, global warming will progress to the point that we won't have to continually read about these tragedies.


I hope not. The heat in the summer would cause massive crop loss and starvation.
 
2022-01-20 8:18:41 PM  
Come on Canada, open your borders. Show us how a civilized nation is supposed to handle immigration.
 
2022-01-20 8:25:34 PM  

Nidiot: slantsix: monsatano: Article updated - I think a tag change is in order

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I had to check and yeah, wow, that's real. Florida Man strikes again.

Listen. I live in Winnipeg. I'm an avid winter runner (among other outdoor activities) and when I ran last night, it was -30*c before windchill. It's not something to mess around with. I can only imagine the pain that this family felt as they resigned themselves to their brutally cold deaths. That's a horrific way to go.

I don't know who these folks are, but there are occasional border jumpers at this exact crossing and deaths aren't uncommon. I think most of them are trying to get into the US after the US rejects their immigration applications, and Canada takes them in. If memory serves, most of the deaths happen to immigrants from Africa, who have no idea about the cold. Very sad.

I'd have thought if Canada takes you that would be a clear win. Why on earth would you want to smuggle yourself into the US from a nice country like Canada?


It's bloody cold, it's barely populated, and they don't have a Bill of Rights, which tends to lead to all kinds of government abuses. Admittedly, the U.S. has plenty of its own government abuses, many of them clearly unconstitutional, so that's not a panacea.
 
2022-01-20 8:27:33 PM  
My first thought:

Hollis Brown
He lived on the out side of town
 
2022-01-20 8:28:05 PM  

Tyrosine: Jack Sabbath: I mean, I want to leave America for Canada sometimes, too, but not at the risk of my life.

I get a sense from the article that in this case they were heading to the U.S., but over the last few years this has been a problem area for people trying to enter Canada illegally.


So has Roxham Road, according to one of Canada's politicians.  I believe the Canadians actually set back up a processing area since it had gotten busy when TFG made it unsafe for refugees staying in the United States.
 
2022-01-20 8:32:20 PM  

lizaardvark: they don't have a Bill of Rights, which tends to lead to all kinds of government abuses.


Uh... What?
 
2022-01-20 8:51:46 PM  
How the fark do you screw up coming in from Canada? There's literally 10's of thousands of miles of fire roads accessing the US through ME, NH, VT etc, across the entire northern divide?
 
2022-01-20 9:28:20 PM  
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2022-01-20 9:40:13 PM  
Dropping people off at the Manitoba border in the middle of winter is murder.

It got down to -25C (-13F) the night of January 19th, with winds gusting to 30km/h.  This is a Starlight Tours kind of murder.
 
2022-01-20 9:42:49 PM  

lizaardvark: and they don't have a Bill of Rights


We have both a Bill of Rights and a Charter of Rights.  It's like the RAID-1 of rights.
 
2022-01-20 9:47:31 PM  
Amazing how many posters in this thread DNRTFA so as to know the deaders were crossing from Canada TO the US.
 
2022-01-20 9:48:29 PM  

clawsoon: lizaardvark: and they don't have a Bill of Rights

We have both a Bill of Rights and a Charter of Rights.  It's like the RAID-1 of rights.


Dare say the Raid-6 of rights, I dunno what the weird little creature is babbling about.
 
2022-01-20 10:21:30 PM  

monsatano: Article updated - I think a tag change is in order

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Florida Man realized that it's much easier to smuggle them when they stop moving.
 
2022-01-20 10:32:36 PM  

LimpDickRicky: Amazing how many posters in this thread DNRTFA so as to know the deaders were crossing from Canada TO the US.


tbf, it happens both ways
 
2022-01-20 10:42:36 PM  

Inchoate: LimpDickRicky: Amazing how many posters in this thread DNRTFA so as to know the deaders were crossing from Canada TO the US.


tbf, it happens both ways


Dangerous passage: Refugees in Minnesota risk death to reach Canada - Marketplace
 
2022-01-20 10:47:58 PM  
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2022-01-21 12:04:31 AM  

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Looks like they were in the process of flipping someone off and just kind of gave up.
 
2022-01-21 12:37:35 AM  

sex_and_drugs_for_ian: Inchoate: LimpDickRicky: Amazing how many posters in this thread DNRTFA so as to know the deaders were crossing from Canada TO the US.

tbf, it happens both ways


Dangerous passage: Refugees in Minnesota risk death to reach Canada - Marketplace


From the linked article: He claims he was told to provide proof his life was in danger in Ghana, but he was not allowed internet access or a phone, so he was unable to get the needed information.

WTF? What was he supposed to use, a Ouija Board?

I can totally understand trying to make one's way into Canada, going from Canada into the US strikes me as bizarre. Sure Canada is cold, but not as cold as the reception a refugee is likely to get in much of the US. I guess these unfortunate people have been told a pack of lies and just aren't aware of the reality.
 
2022-01-21 2:44:48 AM  
I don't know what is more sad; that four people died, or that they were trying to sneak into Manitoba, the province that makes Iowa look like Las Vegas. Ten miles out of Winnipeg, it's like a badly written game where the environment rendering just stops.
 
2022-01-21 3:28:26 AM  

Nidiot: sex_and_drugs_for_ian: Inchoate: LimpDickRicky: Amazing how many posters in this thread DNRTFA so as to know the deaders were crossing from Canada TO the US.

tbf, it happens both ways


Dangerous passage: Refugees in Minnesota risk death to reach Canada - Marketplace

From the linked article: He claims he was told to provide proof his life was in danger in Ghana, but he was not allowed internet access or a phone, so he was unable to get the needed information.

WTF? What was he supposed to use, a Ouija Board?

I can totally understand trying to make one's way into Canada, going from Canada into the US strikes me as bizarre. Sure Canada is cold, but not as cold as the reception a refugee is likely to get in much of the US. I guess these unfortunate people have been told a pack of lies and just aren't aware of the reality.


Simple ignorance could be a factor, but also many immigrants, whether legal or illegal, follow others from their country, town, and, especially, family to a new country.

"Uncle Jose got to America via Canada, and has a job and a place to stay lined up for us."

Makes sense you'd follow his lead, even though it's risky, since everything else is risky too...including staying home.

And if you're from someplace hot, and don't really understand how cold it gets...

It's like the inverse of those hikers in deserts who die of dehydration.
 
2022-01-21 7:38:56 AM  
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2022-01-21 7:10:50 PM  

Nidiot: I can totally understand trying to make one's way into Canada, going from Canada into the US strikes me as bizarre. Sure Canada is cold, but not as cold as the reception a refugee is likely to get in much of the US. I guess these unfortunate people have been told a pack of lies and just aren't aware of the reality.


It's mostly Europeans who are unable to get visas to the US but can fly into Canada who go south. Last I heard it was mostly Mexican citizens who were heading north across that section.
 
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