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Aid truck bound for Oklahoma City tied up in red tape
The Windsor Star ^ | May 31, 2013 | Claire Brownell

Posted on 06/01/2013 5:40:15 AM PDT by Former Proud Canadian

Windsor and Essex County donors have loaded a truck with 40,000 pounds of aid for Oklahoma City’s tornado victims, but red tape is keeping it in a Leamington parking lot.

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...(US)customs supervisors, who originally told brokers working with the charity that the truck would fly through the border without trouble, changed their tune Thursday, Sauve said.

“They were basically requiring endless documentation and approvals,” he said. ”We’re stuck with a truck with 40,000 pounds of food, totally full.”

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.windsorstar.com ...


TOPICS: Canada; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; US: Oklahoma
KEYWORDS: oklahoma; relief
Every time there is a disaster in the US you read stories like this. When Hurricane Sandy hit, Ontario hydro crews dispatched to help patch up the electrical grid were turned back at the border. Now tornado relief supplies are stalled.

I understand the part about the beetles in the Basmati rice but the rest? Another fine example of the federal government looking after it's citizens.

Final question: Is Oklahoma a red state?

1 posted on 06/01/2013 5:40:15 AM PDT by Former Proud Canadian
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To: Former Proud Canadian

“make it hurt”


2 posted on 06/01/2013 5:41:36 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Former Proud Canadian

Yet shipments come in through the ports and are rarely inspected.


3 posted on 06/01/2013 5:44:04 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Former Proud Canadian
"Final question: Is Oklahoma a red state?"

No. It's a Conservative state. Red's Communist.

4 posted on 06/01/2013 5:50:20 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: driftdiver

Seriously. Just shoot the azzholes. Then this crap will stop.


5 posted on 06/01/2013 5:54:49 AM PDT by mindburglar (It must be noon, because I'm drunk somewhere.)
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To: Former Proud Canadian

.......it is the reddest! I don’t believe one county in Oklahoma went for Jarret, Axelrod, Holder and Obama!

Incidents like this might explain why some folks sometime say “I hate this country”. I would modify that to say “I hate what this country has become”. Over the past 50 years, our various state, local and federal governments have unleashed millions of moron, retarded bureaucrats against us! In the process, tens of thousands of employers like myself lay people off or don’t hire cuz it is just too much trouble. Now un-employment is upon us like the darkness of space! I see no cure for our bureaucracy malignancy other than defund, defund, defund! Politicians just do not have the balls to fire em!


6 posted on 06/01/2013 5:55:03 AM PDT by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
Red - Republican, Blue - Democrat. Opposite of what it should be.

7 posted on 06/01/2013 5:59:00 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: Cen-Tejas
Well, you are precisely correct.

The federal government has become so big and bloated, so overbearing, that firing some people will not be enough. Whole departments should be, simply, closed down. Start with the IRS and the rest of the government would have to cut back drastically.

8 posted on 06/01/2013 6:03:13 AM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (Obamanomics-We don't need your stinking tar sands oil, we'll just grow algae.)
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To: All

next time, put some illegal aliens from mexico, and they won’t look at the truck.


9 posted on 06/01/2013 6:12:55 AM PDT by VAFreedom (maybe i should take a nap before work)
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To: Former Proud Canadian

NOT ONE COUNTY IN OKLAHOMA VOTED FOR OBAMA. Oklahoma translated actually means “Red people”.


10 posted on 06/01/2013 6:13:47 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek
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To: Former Proud Canadian

Odumbo made it clear that the “red tape” would be eliminated and/or cut down so any help forthcoming would be quickly approved and said help would get through.

More BULL SH%T!


11 posted on 06/01/2013 6:16:07 AM PDT by DaveA37 (I'm for HONEST government)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Sorry, Oklahoma is certainly conservative, but Oklahoma means “red people”. Also, the dirt is red.


12 posted on 06/01/2013 6:16:30 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek
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To: Former Proud Canadian

Oklahoma is very conservative.


13 posted on 06/01/2013 6:17:48 AM PDT by tiki
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To: BitWielder1

Exactly. But for those Conservatives who continue to use the newspeak terms...


14 posted on 06/01/2013 6:23:11 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: VAFreedom
If this was what the truck looked like it would go through with a motorcycle police in the lead..Obama voters.
15 posted on 06/01/2013 6:36:45 AM PDT by PLD
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To: Former Proud Canadian

IRS, EPA, TSA, HUD, just for starters. Then DHS either closed or cut down to about 25% its current size. Its never gonna happen but thats what it would take.


16 posted on 06/01/2013 6:37:34 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Former Proud Canadian

Shoulda’ sent it through Mexico! Everything seems to cross that border easily.


17 posted on 06/01/2013 6:50:08 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Former Proud Canadian

“.....Whole departments should be, simply, closed down...........”

Absolutely. Get rid of the power Leftist oriented Congresses over the years have handed the Executive Branch, and eliminate the bureaucracies that support them. America will suddenly be prosperous, and free again.


18 posted on 06/01/2013 7:26:31 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Former Proud Canadian

soetoro says no.


19 posted on 06/01/2013 7:35:30 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: Former Proud Canadian

Socialist government is the enemy of the people.


20 posted on 06/01/2013 7:51:19 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (It is the deviants who are the bullies.)
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To: Cen-Tejas

Yes, not a single county voted for Obambi and his minions. We tend not to put up with his sort of bu11sheet.

I am furious over what the Democrats have done to this country. I think, in my lifetime, that we will see the country broken into several pieces; one or more Constitutional American States, mainly in the south and the heartland of the continent; and one Communist/Socialist utopia state. Perhaps, on second thought, two Communist/Socialist Utopia States, one on each coast.

Cannot happen soon enough, in my opinion. The sooner we get this over with, the better.


21 posted on 06/01/2013 7:57:09 AM PDT by LaRueLaDue
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To: Former Proud Canadian

Guaranteed if this truck was going to MLK Street in Dem controlled BlackGhetto, IL, there is no red tape


22 posted on 06/01/2013 10:01:05 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (GOP - Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: Former Proud Canadian
It's becoming ever more apparent, even to the low-information sheeple, that these government bureaucracies exist only to serve their own lust for control, with their stated missions little more than a facade.

I'd dump the whole bloody mess right on the front steps their their offices and drive away. Let them sort it out.

Click the Gadsden flag for pro-gun resources!

23 posted on 06/01/2013 10:03:43 AM PDT by Joe Brower (The "American People" are no longer capable of self-governance.)
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To: Former Proud Canadian

I hate my government.


24 posted on 06/01/2013 10:04:34 AM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2
How about a Department of Agriculture with more bureaucrats than farmers? A Department of Education that educates no one. A Department of Energy that does not produce a single BTU of energy? Do you ever wonder what all these people do?

Add ATF to your alphabet list.

25 posted on 06/01/2013 12:40:05 PM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (Obamanomics-We don't need your stinking tar sands oil, we'll just grow algae.)
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To: Former Proud Canadian

Don’t feel bad. Electric workers/trucks from the South were turned away because they were non-union.


26 posted on 06/01/2013 12:53:29 PM PDT by Repeat Offender (What good are conservative principles if we don't stand by them?)
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To: Repeat Offender
Hey, I know and I don't feel bad.

That was another travesty. If you live in a state that would rather "preserve union jobs" than have electricity, you deserve to freeze in the freaking dark.

With all that has gone on in the last few years, you really have to wonder about this case. If you read the article, customs originally gave the go ahead. Then they decided to put the screws to a Christian group who had gathered this food to deliver to a conservative state. It makes you start to wonder what the f*ck is going on in your once great republic.

27 posted on 06/01/2013 1:00:07 PM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (Obamanomics-We don't need your stinking tar sands oil, we'll just grow algae.)
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To: Former Proud Canadian; Squawk 8888; SunkenCiv; neverdem

That’s funny FPC! We used similar snips of the article.

Thanks for posting it.

Ping!


28 posted on 06/01/2013 3:57:39 PM PDT by fanfan ("If Muslim kids were asked to go to church on Sunday and take Holy Communion there would be war.")
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To: mindburglar

Bump!


29 posted on 06/01/2013 3:58:52 PM PDT by fanfan ("If Muslim kids were asked to go to church on Sunday and take Holy Communion there would be war.")
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To: Nachum

Ping.


30 posted on 06/01/2013 4:01:16 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Joe Brower

“I’d dump the whole bloody mess right on the front steps their their offices and drive away. Let them sort it out.”

They won’t let us bring it across your border.


31 posted on 06/01/2013 4:07:36 PM PDT by fanfan ("If Muslim kids were asked to go to church on Sunday and take Holy Communion there would be war.")
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To: Clive; exg; Alberta's Child; albertabound; AntiKev; backhoe; Byron_the_Aussie; Cannoneer No. 4; ...
Thanks fanfan.

To all- please ping me to Canadian topics.

Canada Ping!

32 posted on 06/01/2013 4:31:37 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (True North- Strong Leader, Strong Dollar)
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To: fanfan
"They won’t let us bring it across your border."

Then dump it right on the line.

33 posted on 06/02/2013 4:13:57 AM PDT by Joe Brower (The "American People" are no longer capable of self-governance.)
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