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Canada Offers Help to USA
580 CFRA ^ | Tuesday, August 30, 2005 | Josh Pringle

Posted on 08/31/2005 4:23:13 PM PDT by F14 Pilot

The Federal Government is offering help to the victims of Hurricane Katrina, including medical supplies.

Deputy Prime Minister Anne McLellan says Canadian health authorities have offered to send emergency medical supplies from the country's emergency stockpile.

The Foreign Affairs Department is warning Canadians to avoid travel to the storm-ravaged regions.

There are no reports of any Canadian deaths along the Gulf Coast.


TOPICS: Canada; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; US: Louisiana; US: Mississippi
KEYWORDS: canada; humanitarianrelief; hurricane; katrina; neworleans; thanks; usa

1 posted on 08/31/2005 4:23:16 PM PDT by F14 Pilot
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To: F14 Pilot
They, along with the Krauts, Surrender-Monkeys, and the rest of the EU-Weenies can start pulling their weight in Iraq and leave us free to take care of our own.
2 posted on 08/31/2005 4:25:21 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Liberals...they're so quixotic...)
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To: Keith in Iowa

Send lots of gas.... free..... my address is .....


3 posted on 08/31/2005 4:26:16 PM PDT by pipecorp (Let's have a CRUSADE! , the muslims have already started. 1600 replies and not a single post!)
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To: F14 Pilot

No thanks. We've got it covered ourselves. We just shut off all foreign aid to do it, so no problem.


4 posted on 08/31/2005 4:28:15 PM PDT by RKV ( He who has the guns, makes the rules.)
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To: RKV

Why turn down their help?


5 posted on 08/31/2005 4:35:02 PM PDT by Moolah
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To: F14 Pilot

Did we say NO yet?


6 posted on 08/31/2005 4:35:30 PM PDT by asp1
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To: Keith in Iowa

I should note my comments above are intended for governments. People who wish to help, should by all means do so.


7 posted on 08/31/2005 4:36:42 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Liberals...they're so quixotic...)
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To: F14 Pilot

They can take all the useless liberals off our hands.


8 posted on 08/31/2005 4:36:43 PM PDT by billnaz (What part of "shall not be infringed" don't you understand?)
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To: Keith in Iowa

Yes, my comments are also directed to the government and other assorted Canadian liberals, not Canadian Conservatives.


9 posted on 08/31/2005 4:40:33 PM PDT by asp1
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To: F14 Pilot
I think it's time to put away our pride (remember the Russians and the sub situation) and take whatever help is available. There is a huge task ahead and it will take so many resources to get things back anywhere near normal. I would welcome the assistance from whoever wants to give it. This was a catastrophe like we've never seen and there is no shame is accepting help, IMHO.
10 posted on 08/31/2005 4:41:25 PM PDT by mlc9852
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To: Moolah

"Why turn down their help?"

Because it gives us the opportunity to whine about how no country ever helps us when we are in trouble.


11 posted on 08/31/2005 4:41:56 PM PDT by Sally Golightly
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To: F14 Pilot

I, for one, am grateful for the offer. Thank you, but I think we should be able to handle things.


12 posted on 08/31/2005 4:42:33 PM PDT by Owl558 (Support the Troops)
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To: asp1

You might want some of Canada's fuel. We are making a killing off of the fuel market you know.


13 posted on 08/31/2005 4:42:47 PM PDT by rasblue (Vive le libre Alberta!)
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To: F14 Pilot

Feel the love ... </sarc


14 posted on 08/31/2005 4:44:04 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (Death to Islamo-Fascists ...)
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To: mlc9852

Excellent point. We help out disaster victims overseas all the time. Also, maybe some of the aid workers will have anti-American predispositions which will be changed by meeting real Americans.


15 posted on 08/31/2005 4:45:25 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Jeanine Pirro for Senate, Hillary Clinton for Weight Watchers Spokeswoman)
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To: F14 Pilot
No thanks. They can keep their help. Otherwise we will be listening to their smug proclamations of how they sent a box of Band-Aides for ever after.
16 posted on 08/31/2005 4:49:03 PM PDT by Boris99
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To: Clintonfatigued

I agree. I really believe Americans are the most generous, compassionate people in the world. And having those from other countries meet "real Americans" would probably give them a new perspective on the U.S.. And we could use the help.


17 posted on 08/31/2005 4:49:17 PM PDT by mlc9852
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To: F14 Pilot

WOOL SCARVES FOR EVERYONE!


18 posted on 08/31/2005 4:51:55 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: F14 Pilot

Ya know, I wish one day the US would take these countries up on their offers. Of course, that'd be the last time they offer, but it'd still be funny to see their faces.


19 posted on 08/31/2005 4:54:12 PM PDT by mtbopfuyn (Legality does not dictate morality... Lavin)
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To: rasblue
Would that come from Canada's conservatives? :o) Only conservative fuel for me! :o)

I'm kidding of course, our people are going to need a lot of help.

20 posted on 08/31/2005 4:54:37 PM PDT by asp1
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To: martin_fierro

Ottawa (AP) - The Canadian government has sent thousands of unused NHL hockey sticks to New Orleans residents...


21 posted on 08/31/2005 4:56:01 PM PDT by July 4th (A vacant lot cancelled out my vote for Bush.)
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To: F14 Pilot

What could Canuckistan possibly have to offer us? Beaver pelts? Logs?


22 posted on 08/31/2005 4:56:17 PM PDT by mozarky2 (Ya never stand so tall as when ya stoop to stomp a statist.)
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To: mozarky2
"What could Canuckistan possibly have to offer us? Beaver pelts? Logs?

And some slightly worn Gordon Lightfoot CDs

23 posted on 08/31/2005 4:59:29 PM PDT by Windsong (FighterPilot)
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To: F14 Pilot
Send some brewskis!


24 posted on 08/31/2005 4:59:43 PM PDT by SIDENET ("Most of us live... ...two weeks from cannibalism." -- words of wisdom from DU)
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To: Moolah
We can live without their condescending attitudes. Turn off all foreign aid to pay for our own reconstruction without rasing taxes or incurring debt.
25 posted on 08/31/2005 5:16:41 PM PDT by RKV ( He who has the guns, makes the rules.)
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To: pipecorp
Venezeula offered assistance to us. They should give us free gas.... they've certainly collected a lot of $$$ from us for many years... time for them to be truly charitable and give back.
26 posted on 08/31/2005 5:18:04 PM PDT by the Deejay (THE LADY DEEJAY)
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To: F14 Pilot

Thank you Canada, you offer is very much appreciated.


27 posted on 08/31/2005 5:25:13 PM PDT by SueRae
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To: RKV

McLellan or whatever her name is "advised all canadians
to avoid travelling to the gulf of mexico states".
Do ya think??
I was planning on taking my canoe down there and going
on a tour of new orleans with an AK-47 and lots of hambone.
Seriously though..........I would expect the Canadian
gov't to help in any way they can.
We canadians could stand for our lame gov't to "do the
right thing" as spike lee says and help out these unfortunate souls.
Idiot army engineers and city works didn't invest enough
money to make the levees withstand more than a category
3 hurricane. Should of coughed up the dough, taken lessons
from the dutch and you wouldn't have the widespread chaos
you have down there.
Best of Luck New Orleans.....All I have to worry about
up here is the coming winter and the french factor......I think I can handle it as I do every year.
How do I handle it.......drink alot of beer!!


28 posted on 08/31/2005 5:37:57 PM PDT by CelticLord (Ridiculous statement by the Canadian gov't.)
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To: F14 Pilot
Canada is the first I have heard of to offer help in Mississippi and Louisanna.

Thank you Canada.

29 posted on 08/31/2005 5:59:35 PM PDT by chainsaw
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To: CelticLord

After a certain point it is cost prohibitive to plan for "worst case scenarios" so I wouldn't be too hard on the Corps of Engineers. Its a bit harder to be forgiving of the State and City government. They should have called for evacuations much sooner. That is what radar is for, eh? As far as Molson Canadian is concerned I only wish they sold it down here in the People's Republic of Kalifornia. Good to the last drop as I had it up in the frozen north. BTW, its not so much the Canadian people per se, as we well know there are plenty of fine conservatives up north, but if I hear another pin-head blaming this all on us not signing Kyoto, I'll puke. You Canadians keep your loonies up north and we'll take care of ourselves. No hard feelings whatsoever. All we need to do to pay for this is to quit sending our hard earned tax dollars overseas for foreign aid. That will pay for the whole deal without too much problem. Of course the dictators in Egypt, Pakistan and elsewhere may find their citizens get restless when they are not being bought off, but that is their problem, not ours.


30 posted on 08/31/2005 6:02:24 PM PDT by RKV ( He who has the guns, makes the rules.)
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To: rasblue
We are making a killing off of the fuel market you know.

How does that work?

31 posted on 08/31/2005 6:17:09 PM PDT by Cobra64
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To: F14 Pilot

Good move.


32 posted on 08/31/2005 6:18:20 PM PDT by cyborg (I'm having the best day ever.)
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To: Moolah
Why turn down their help?

Because their offers are shallow. They do not shiv a git about helping us. The United States has spent trillions of dollars, all over the world. And no country has EVER helped the United States. In my opinion, I'd tell these people to phuk off and totally STOP any contributions to the Un or any other foreign subsidies that United States Taxpayers are funding.

REAL SIMPLE SOLUTION!

Then again, I'm just a simpleton.

33 posted on 08/31/2005 6:21:49 PM PDT by Cobra64
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To: mlc9852
And having those from other countries meet "real Americans" would probably give them a new perspective on the U.S..

Is that grape or lime KOOL-Aid you are drinking?

34 posted on 08/31/2005 6:25:26 PM PDT by Cobra64
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To: All; drtom

As a canadian FReeper I am shock and disgust from reading the this thread.


35 posted on 08/31/2005 6:27:30 PM PDT by -=[_Super_Secret_Agent_]=-
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To: mozarky2
What could Canuckistan possibly have to offer us? Beaver pelts?

Stainman has a market on that.

36 posted on 08/31/2005 6:27:39 PM PDT by Cobra64
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To: SueRae

"Thank you Canada, you offer is very much appreciated."

You're welcome. Many of us conservatives can't stand our government in Ottawa and wish they wouldn't go around dissing the US. However, the sentiments of most of Canadians at the destruction caused by the hurricane are heartfelt and sincere. It's front page news for us, and we grieve for all those who have been hurt as if it had happened in our own country, just like we did after 9/11. If there's anything Canada can do, I hope we will find a way to do it. Certainly many people will be donating to 'Katrina relief' funds, and of course praying for the victims. Perhaps our oil and natural-gas rich province can ramp up supplies to the US to make up the deficits. Like many Americans, we feel so helpless watching the news and not being able to help. We're not out to gloat, but out to help. Hopefully we can do something constructive in the middle of this immense tragedy.


37 posted on 08/31/2005 6:49:19 PM PDT by plushaye (President Bush: W-2-4-4!! God Bless him and his administration.)
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To: -=[_Super_Secret_Agent_]=-
Shocked and disgusted?

Not me. It says more about the person posting, than about what is said. I presume you are refering to adverse comments. Again the offer is to those who have suffered. Taking my daughter and grand daughters over to Chippewa County, Michigan for the County Fair tommorow. Never had anything but a welcome in 40 years of going.

We are twin cities and each has helped the other during emergencies over the years. Perhaps I digress, but anyway, keep the faith.

38 posted on 08/31/2005 6:55:35 PM PDT by Peter Libra
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To: F14 Pilot

Thank's Canada, eh.


39 posted on 08/31/2005 7:03:19 PM PDT by the_rightside (Union Corruption : http://www.nlpc.org/artindx.asp)
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To: Moolah
Why turn down their help?

Like we are repeatedly advised to do, they should send money.

40 posted on 08/31/2005 7:23:40 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Near the belly of the beast in San Diego)
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To: mlc9852
This just in.

CTV News. Vancouver's Heavy Search and Rescue team dispatched to disaster area. P.S. Thanks fer yer regards in this matter.

41 posted on 08/31/2005 8:23:36 PM PDT by Peter Libra
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To: F14 Pilot

maybe they could house some of the refugees for like forever


42 posted on 08/31/2005 8:33:19 PM PDT by antti tuuri
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To: plushaye

:-) Greetings, friend in the North!

I'm sure Canadians and others empathize and will do what can be done to help. This is the bright side of human nature.


43 posted on 09/01/2005 4:55:23 AM PDT by SueRae
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To: SueRae

http://www.canada.com/toronto/video/GN050831bourbeau.html
(Real Video - Global TV)
Canada's Team is fueled up and ready to go, as soon as they get a green light from the US.


44 posted on 09/01/2005 6:31:07 AM PDT by FerkFick
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To: -=[_Super_Secret_Agent_]=-
Thanks, Canada.


45 posted on 09/01/2005 9:28:37 PM PDT by drtom
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