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To: rbg81

Back during the Clinton days as governer, Vincent Foster was involved in a scheme that “donated” prisoners blood which made its way to Canada if my memory serves me right. There was a money angle in there somewhere. Some things never change.


27 posted on 03/13/2012 12:06:54 PM PDT by DarkWaters ("Deception is a ste of mind --- and the mind of the state" --- James Jesus Angleton)
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To: DarkWaters
Your memory serves you correctly. It was a huge scandal up here — we even had a full-blown Royal Commission to study the “tainted blood”. The Canadian Red Cross had been running the country's blood supply. They lost that franchise, and were replaced by a new organization; all as a result of the tainted blood.

New rules for donors were brought in. Gays, injection drug users are still allowed to donate blood — but, they are supposed to check a little box on a confidential form. If the box is checked, the blood isn't used. This allows the high-risk donors to participate in (e.g.) workplace blood drives, and still avoid contamination of the whole blood supply.

Naturally, the gay lobby here is pushing to eliminate the “discriminatory” rules. Better dead than politically incorrect, seems to be the underlying philosophy.

29 posted on 03/13/2012 12:23:10 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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