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Canadian relief for Moore tornado victims denied at border
CBC NEWS ^ | 31 MAY 2013 | CBC NEWS

Posted on 06/01/2013 12:12:54 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist

A Canadian shipment of relief goods bound for storm-ravaged Oklahoma has been stopped at the Canada-U.S. border in Windsor, Ont.

American officials will not allow the 20,000 kilograms of food, blankets and diapers into the country until every item on board is itemized in alphabetical order and has the country of origin of every product noted.

Dennis Sauve, the volunteer co-ordinator for Windsor Lifeline Outreach and the food bank co-ordinator at the Windsor Christian Fellowship, the two organizations that gathered the goods, said it's a "physical impossibility" to do the paperwork required in time to get the perishable food to Oklahoma before it spoils.

(Excerpt) Read more at cbc.ca ...


TOPICS: Canada; News/Current Events; US: Oklahoma
KEYWORDS: bordersecurity; canadianrelief; mooretornado; obamasfault; windsorlifeline

1 posted on 06/01/2013 12:12:54 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

It appears as though Barry’s commie lib ‘RATS aren’t wanting any competition. The ‘RATS want to make sure that Americans think that BIG government is their only hope for survival.


2 posted on 06/01/2013 12:15:26 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (If you think ObamaCare is a train wreck, wait until you see the amnesty bill.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Just offer FEMA a bribe in the amount of the kickbacks that they would have made if they had contracted the aid through their family and friends. Suggested 20% is the norm in third world countries and per the FEMA Operations Handbook.


3 posted on 06/01/2013 12:18:17 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Truth - the new hate speech!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Plus both organizations are Christian groups....


4 posted on 06/01/2013 12:18:30 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Governor Sarah Heath Palin for President of the United States in 2016)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

WTF?


5 posted on 06/01/2013 12:18:53 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( ==> sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

sick’ probably not union either.


6 posted on 06/01/2013 12:19:50 PM PDT by easternsky
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

“Plus both organizations are Christian groups...”

Therein lies the rub!


7 posted on 06/01/2013 12:19:53 PM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Tell ‘em it’s a shipment of illegal weapons authorized by Eric Holder, and that it’s headed to Mexican drug cartels. It’ll be let through.


8 posted on 06/01/2013 12:21:01 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

The key thing here...is country of origin. They have this fancy list that Congress gave them...to forbid food items from X countries. There never was a waiver for that stupid list, and no one in HS is willing to overlook that law.


9 posted on 06/01/2013 12:21:15 PM PDT by pepsionice
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

First of all,this grateful American says thanks,from the bottom of his heart,to our good Canadian friends.Second,to Osama Obama & Pals...you don’t even try to hide your contempt for those “red state” hicks in Oklahoma,do you? If it was Chicago the shipment would have gotten through,wouldn’t it!


10 posted on 06/01/2013 12:21:50 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Leno Was Right,They *Are* Undocumented Democrats!)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

yep.....let the illegal truck drivers cross our southern border without a peep many times carrying drugs or more illegals yet our friendly neighbors to the north can’t even send us supplies..


11 posted on 06/01/2013 12:23:35 PM PDT by cherry
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

American officials of “What Organiztion?”, “What Political Party?”, and “What are their names?”

Pay Back can be a B****!


12 posted on 06/01/2013 12:24:17 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Our government is no longer for the people, unless, of course, they're "Holder's people". I think Zero would like to change it to "government over people".
13 posted on 06/01/2013 12:27:52 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: RetiredTexasVet

I agree with you about offering them a bribe. It’s part of the present the United States Government after all, and their corruption will surely over-ride their stupidity.


14 posted on 06/01/2013 12:30:11 PM PDT by VR-21 (I'm weary of being lorded over by criminals and gilded degenerates.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

meanwhile, on the southern border, 100s of Mexicans, and others, scurry across the border in the dead of the night...


15 posted on 06/01/2013 12:33:02 PM PDT by B212
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Call out the Oklahoma Guard. Escort the goods to the state.


16 posted on 06/01/2013 12:40:17 PM PDT by sergeantdave (No, I don't have links for everything I post)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Unfortunately, the people of Oklahoma City live in a “red” state. If a tornado had hit Boulder, Colo. or Burlington, Vt., the supplies would be sailing through.


17 posted on 06/01/2013 12:42:17 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

My hometown is Windsor Ont.,salt of the earth GOOD PEOPLE!


18 posted on 06/01/2013 12:48:01 PM PDT by heshtesh (I believe in Sarah Palin, the rest not so much.)
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To: heshtesh

Thanks Canada.


19 posted on 06/01/2013 12:53:22 PM PDT by Know et al (Spill chick want ketch awl yore miss takes.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist; All
American officials will not allow the 20,000 kilograms of food, blankets and diapers into the country until every item on board is itemized in alphabetical order and has the country of origin of every product noted.

First, thank you Canadians for your heart being in the right place.

Next, since we're fighting a war on terror regardless what Obama says, I reluctantly have to agree that Uncle Sam need to be a little paranoid about what crosses the border into the USA.

On the other hand, Canadians might try bringing relief supplies through the Mexican border next time.

20 posted on 06/01/2013 12:54:11 PM PDT by Amendment10
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To: Amendment10
Next, since we're fighting a war on terror regardless what Obama says, I reluctantly have to agree that Uncle Sam need to be a little paranoid about what crosses the border into the USA.

Yes, they need to be careful, but I am just cynical enough to think, if these relief supplies were meant to help Muzzies, they would get through in a matter of minutes.

21 posted on 06/01/2013 1:01:51 PM PDT by Mark17 (My heart is in the Philippines, and soon I will be too.)
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To: Amendment10
Next, since we're fighting a war on terror regardless what Obama says, I reluctantly have to agree that Uncle Sam need to be a little paranoid about what crosses the border into the USA.

An inspection is one thing. Requiring an itemized, alphabetized inventory and affixing labels to each individual item is ridiculous. Especially with a shipment intended for relief.

22 posted on 06/01/2013 1:02:55 PM PDT by FoxInSocks ("Hope is not a course of action." -- M. O'Neal, USMC)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

This country gets more fugged up every day.

This bunch could screw up a two car funeral.


23 posted on 06/01/2013 1:18:36 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Venturer

If it has perishible food on board it’s already done for.
Why would you even think about perishible food with out a reefer?
I will admit the US officials are being asses!
Get another trailer inventory it and get on the road.
Or just run it over to the Canadian Goodwill and be done with it!


24 posted on 06/01/2013 1:28:46 PM PDT by Conserev1 ("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Return to the border with the same truckload, manifest it as ‘solid landfill waste.’ A condition applies to waste products: It may not be sold for anything other than landfill material. Items in the truckload can never be sold in any form or fashion.

You can give it away, however.


25 posted on 06/01/2013 1:39:15 PM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: Amendment10

If they were requiring them to check for explosives or something like that, the caution could be warranted. But to alphabetize all the stuff is just plain asinine.


26 posted on 06/01/2013 1:56:12 PM PDT by butterdezillion (,)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Just tell the Border and Immigration guys you are all illegal Hispanics and they will let you through without any protest or inspection.


27 posted on 06/01/2013 2:31:21 PM PDT by oldbill
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

“After we win this election, it’s our turn. Payback time. Everyone not with us is against us and they better be ready because we don’t forget. The ones who helped us will be rewarded, the ones who opposed us will get what they deserve. There is going to be hell to pay. Congress won’t be a problem for us this time. No election to worry about after this is over and we have two judges ready to go.”
- Valerie Jarrett


28 posted on 06/01/2013 2:33:39 PM PDT by Fred Hayek (The Democratic Party is now the operational arm of the CPUSA)
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To: butterdezillion; All
But to alphabetize all the stuff is just plain asinine.

While alphabetizing the stuff can be perceived as harrassment, it would work in the favor of the Canadian donors by speeding up the inspection process, especially if burden is on one inspector to very the stuff.

29 posted on 06/01/2013 2:34:21 PM PDT by Amendment10
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

I notice in the article Moore, OK hasn’t been declared a disaster area. I couldn’t believe that and wonder why the gov’t is dragging their feet?? Surely the Gov. of OK declared a disaster.


30 posted on 06/01/2013 2:36:48 PM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: Conserev1

They have it in a refrigerated truck per the article and it also says had the idiot in charge of this country declared Moore a disaster area the aid would get right through:

Because U.S. President Barack Obama hasn’t declared Moore, Okla., tornado a disaster area, the 52-foot trailer of goods is considered a commercial shipment rather than humanitarian aid.
Several companies gave donations. Sauve’s group secured skids of food donated from Heinz Canada, a refrigerated truck from ADT Transportation and fresh fruits and vegetables from a number of greenhouses in Leamington, Ont., southeast of Windsor.


31 posted on 06/01/2013 2:41:31 PM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

I give the US Government full credit...for consistency - as in always brick-headed.

Absolutely proto-*ing-typical government action.


32 posted on 06/01/2013 2:56:19 PM PDT by headsonpikes (Mass murder and cannibalism are the twin sacraments of socialism - "Who-whom?"-Lenin)
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To: Squawk 8888

Hot Canadian story!


33 posted on 06/01/2013 2:58:37 PM PDT by headsonpikes (Mass murder and cannibalism are the twin sacraments of socialism - "Who-whom?"-Lenin)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Bring down this evil government!


34 posted on 06/01/2013 3:07:50 PM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: IbJensen

Koo~ sorry I missed that and Apologize.
One question has the Gov of OK asked for Disaster Relief?
Not a Slam just a question?


35 posted on 06/01/2013 3:13:24 PM PDT by Conserev1 ("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
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To: Conserev1

It’s plain to see they need it and two Canadian Christian groups decided to help out.


36 posted on 06/01/2013 3:33:48 PM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist; Clive; exg; Alberta's Child; albertabound; AntiKev; backhoe; ...
Thanks headsonpikes.

To all- please ping me to Canadian topics.

Canada Ping!

37 posted on 06/01/2013 3:56:31 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (True North- Strong Leader, Strong Dollar)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist; Squawk 8888

Bump!


38 posted on 06/01/2013 4:14:49 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: Fred Hayek

After you have stolen this election.


39 posted on 06/01/2013 5:48:50 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: leapfrog0202
I am a native Okie with family there, own a home in Georgia and currently live in Canada. God bless these Canadian’s intentions but this was setup to be a hassle by crossing an international border plus having fresh produce almost certainly raised a higher barrier. It's a shame too because Canadian hothouse veggies are top rate quality.

Food is expensive here but is more along the quality of shopping at high end Whole Foods instead of commercial grade Safeway. It's a lot more international in origin as well with imports from Europe, South America, Middle East and Asia.

40 posted on 06/01/2013 5:54:44 PM PDT by Hootowl99
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To: Hootowl99; Extremely Extreme Extremist

I actually looked up the websites of the Canadian groups involved and thanked them for trying to help out and apologizing that our country has given them such a hard time.

Almost immediately I got a reply from one gentleman that was on site and he said they had just gotten a one time exception to pass over the border and that they were leaving as soon as they could for Moore! He sounded thrilled and I was happy to hear the news!


41 posted on 06/02/2013 2:47:46 AM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: Hootowl99

It’s a shame too because Canadian hothouse veggies are top rate quality.
Food is expensive here but is more along the quality of shopping at high end Whole Foods instead of commercial grade Safeway. It’s a lot more international in origin as well with imports from Europe, South America, Middle East and Asia.
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I didn’t realize that about the quality of the produce! I’d been in Canada for work a few years ago and didn’t get a chance to stop at a grocery store as my work involved a lot of driving. I was so exhausted every night I just ate whatever was nearby and flopped into bed :-)

I was impressed though with how friendly the people I met were and how beautiful the country is - you chose a nice place to live. Hope your family in OK is all safe and unharmed with the tornados.


42 posted on 06/02/2013 2:50:16 AM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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