Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Canada

Canada is a great nation. Not a perfect nation, but certainly a great place to live. Take the situation in Lebanon. We're evacuating all 50,000 Canadians from the country, all paid for by the gov't. It doesn't matter if you're rich, poor, a 'born'n'bred' Canadian there on vacation or a Canadian/Lebanese with dual citizenship, if you're old or young, or good looking or ugly. Still, it's taking a bit of time to achieve this evacuation, which is understandable, but, at least they're being evacuated. Lots can be said (and has been said) about Canada's slowness in this and it's lack of preparedness, which are valid points in my opinion, and I'd probably feel a bit differently about this if it was my Father or my Grandmother, or my Daughter that was trying to flee Lebanon before a bomb landed on or near them.
Stateside, things are a bit different. Just like Katrina and New Orleans, if you've got the cash, feel free to be evacuated. If you're poor, we're sorry. It seems that the US of A is charging it's citizens to evacuate them from a warzone. To be fair, they're not demanding cash up front, just that you sign a promisary note saying you'll pay up later. Oh, and they don't bother telling you how much it will cost, because they don't really know. It's ironic that the states will spend billions bombing and rebuilding another nation, and then not be able to cover the costs of evacuating it's own people when the country they're in is being bombed (probably with bombs subsidized by the US...)
That's my morning rant...

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anthony said...

What's really ironic is that the weapons used by Israel are likely from the US.

2:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

dave, you rule. i stole your nerd score idea - check out my score on my blog. i was very surprised and who would have thought i was THAT much of a nerd?
matty

3:30 PM  

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