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Canadian Aboriginals receive body bags for flu
lasvegassun ^ | Sept. 17, 2009

Posted on 09/17/2009 4:58:58 PM PDT by JoeProBono

Health officials ordered an investigation Thursday into why the Canadian government sent body bags to an Aboriginal reserve in Manitoba after community leaders requested assistance to deal with an expected outbreak of swine flu.

(Excerpt) Read more at lasvegassun.com ...


TOPICS: Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: aboriginals; bodybags; canadian; deathpanel; flu; h1n1; influenza; manitoba; obamacare; romney; romneycare; swineflu

1 posted on 09/17/2009 4:58:58 PM PDT by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

Coming soon to a Government health-care plan near you!


2 posted on 09/17/2009 5:00:33 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: JoeProBono

Free public health care......


3 posted on 09/17/2009 5:00:56 PM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: JoeProBono

Oh pullleeeeaze!

No one playing on our fears.

Nuh uh. Not here.

Sheesh!


4 posted on 09/17/2009 5:05:13 PM PDT by Jo Nuvark (Those who bless Israel will be blessed, those who curse Israel will be cursed. Gen 12:3)
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To: JoeProBono

The Canadian death panels are a well-oiled machine.


5 posted on 09/17/2009 5:07:22 PM PDT by AZLiberty (Yes, Mr. Lennon, I do want a revolution.)
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To: JoeProBono
Canadian Aboriginals

Why are these people called aboriginals? They immigrated to America from Asia. That would not qualify them to be aboriginals.

6 posted on 09/17/2009 5:10:30 PM PDT by stripes1776 ("That if gold rust, what shall iron do?" --Chaucer)
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To: JoeProBono

7 posted on 09/17/2009 5:12:37 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Those who go below the surface do so at their peril" - Oscar Wilde)
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To: stripes1776
"Refers to those persons who reported identifying with at least one Aboriginal group, ie North American Indian, Métis or Inuit, and/or those who reported being a Treaty Indian or a Registered Indian as defined by the Indian Act of Canada and/or who were members of an Indian Band or First Nation."

www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/85-567-x/2005001/4072357-eng.htm

8 posted on 09/17/2009 5:14:29 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

If there was an outbreak of something that couldn’t be solved by Tamiflu, which would they send, caustic soda or haz mat gear?


9 posted on 09/17/2009 5:14:50 PM PDT by ActrFshr
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To: JoeProBono

To be fair, in Australia Indigenous communities are considered a high risk community for swine flu because of the dreaded ‘pre-existing conditions’ that are attached to almost all swine flu deaths tend to be prevalent in those communities. (Obesity, diabetes, alcoholism, smoking, etc) Perhaps it’s similiar in Canada, and a reasonable, statistically based decision.


10 posted on 09/17/2009 5:16:13 PM PDT by B.Lyle
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To: stripes1776

Aboriginal - Asian Bridge Orginal. Fits.


11 posted on 09/17/2009 5:23:31 PM PDT by Clock King (There's no way to fix D.C.)
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To: JoeProBono

Jim Wolfe, regional director with the First Nations and Inuit health branch of Health Canada, said Thursday that the bags were part of a shipment intended for reserves to use over the winter and were not “linked exclusively to H1N1.”

“We really regret the alarm this incident has caused and it was unintended,” Wolfe said. “We order these supplies as a matter of routine business and ... this was part of a very normal restocking process.”

Reserves often have suicides, drownings and other deaths that require the bags, he said. In this case, Wolfe said the department “over-estimated” how many bags might be needed during a resurgence of swine flu expected this fall.

When determining the number of bags to send, Wolfe said the department takes into consideration the difficulty reaching fly-in communities during winter.

“Supplies are constantly being restocked to prepare for unknown and unforeseen events.”

While many aboriginal leaders interpreted the shipment of body bags as a “grim prediction” of the number of deaths expected among remote communities, Wolfe said that’s not the case.


12 posted on 09/17/2009 5:35:28 PM PDT by freedom9 (. . . on the other hand, Truth is supremely formidable.)
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To: freedom9

Cord wood.


13 posted on 09/17/2009 5:38:00 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: B.Lyle

Actually, it looks like the pre-existing condition that is causing most of the swine flu deaths is epilepsy and other neurological conditions like CP.

(My daughter has epilepsy from a brain injury, and the information from the CDC has been going around our epilepsy groups.)


14 posted on 09/17/2009 5:39:11 PM PDT by luckystarmom
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To: JoeProBono
identifying with at least one Aboriginal group

Well, that makes no sense. All of those groups--North American Indian, Metis, etc.--are not aboriginal to America. They are immigrants from Asia.

15 posted on 09/17/2009 6:16:47 PM PDT by stripes1776 ("That if gold rust, what shall iron do?" --Chaucer)
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To: Clock King
Aboriginal - Asian Bridge Orginal. Fits.

LOL. Well, at least that is telling the truth.

16 posted on 09/17/2009 6:17:43 PM PDT by stripes1776 ("That if gold rust, what shall iron do?" --Chaucer)
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To: stripes1776
Why are these people called aboriginals? They immigrated to America from Asia. That would not qualify them to be aboriginals.

Definition: "being the first or earliest known of its kind present in a region." So that fits; where they (or their ancestors) were before moving into the region doesn't matter.

17 posted on 09/17/2009 6:47:05 PM PDT by Grut
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To: Grut
Definition: "being the first or earliest known of its kind present in a region." So that fits; where they (or their ancestors) were before moving into the region doesn't matter.

What dictionary are you using? Here is what the American Heritage Dictionary says:

Having existed in a region from the beginning.
By that definition, American Indians are not aboriginal. They migrated to this continent from Asia. And we can't even say they were the first humans to America. There is some evidence that an earlier race lived in the Americas.
18 posted on 09/17/2009 7:23:44 PM PDT by stripes1776 ("That if gold rust, what shall iron do?" --Chaucer)
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To: stripes1776

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aboriginal


19 posted on 09/18/2009 5:12:14 AM PDT by Grut
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To: 2ndreconmarine; Fitzcarraldo; Covenantor; Mother Abigail; EBH; Dog Gone; ...

Canadian Aboriginals receive body bags for swine flu

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20 posted on 09/18/2009 8:04:58 AM PDT by DvdMom (Freeper Smokin' Joe does the freeper Avian / H1N1 Ping List)
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To: OneWingedShark

Body bags? Not Tamiflu, like for everyone else?


21 posted on 09/18/2009 8:09:54 AM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: Grut
As Socrates said many centuries ago, all arguments (in the best sense of that word) begin with definitions. He insisted on careful and precise definitions of words. I do not think that is possible with the word aboriginal. I have seen it defined to mean "indigenous, native". I was born in America. That makes me a native American. Does that also make me an aboriginal American? By that definition, yes.

I have a proposal. In the situation described by the original article (since it was the original article, should we call it "the aboriginal article"), why don't we simply call those "aboriginal" people "Canadians with a gripe".

22 posted on 09/18/2009 12:12:20 PM PDT by stripes1776 ("That if gold rust, what shall iron do?" --Chaucer)
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To: JoeProBono

Just trying to cut out the middle man.


23 posted on 09/18/2009 12:13:05 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: JoeProBono

Link is dead.


24 posted on 10/31/2009 9:22:43 PM PDT by Albert Barr
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