30 October 2008

Easy come... easy go

"They told us they didn't suffer long."
What the hell is that... the moral of the story?
The Canadian Press reported that the shed was on the same property where a house burned down less than a month ago in a suspicious fire.
Let's chew on that one for a little while.

Another senseless waste of life.

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RELATED: Somebody help me out here
"The rate of deaths from injuries is 3 to 4 times higher for Aboriginal children than for other children in Canada."

Source: Government of Canada (2002) Healthy Canadians – A Federal Report on Comparable Health Indicators 2002. Ottawa: Health Canada.
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LAST WORD: The numbers don't lie
-- VICTORIA -- First Nations people on reserves die in house fires five or six times more often than the rest of the country, Canada's director of fire protection services said Thursday. "The reserves are bad."

The council's 2002 report on Fire Losses in Canada, the most recent available, showed a fatality rate on reserves nearly four times that for the rest of Canada. There were 3.7 deaths per 100,000 people on reserves that year compared to one death per 100,000 in Canada.

The average death rate on reserves for the decade ending in 2002 was more than seven times the national average.
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6 comments:

BillBC said...

"easy come...?" shame on you..

Neo Conservative said...

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shame on me?

this is just another in a long line of tragedies involving children on native reservations and that's without getting started on the plague of criminality and those particular consequences.

what we're talking about, my friend, is a terminal case of live and don't learn.

and bill... let me know if you need a few more examples... 'cos they're not in any sort of short supply.

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Kathy Shaidle said...

No BillBC:

Shame on people who insist on living, and dying, like this on my dime.

Mal said...

Jeez.
I guess that says a few things about me... I thought billbc was shaming you for a bad pun!

Neo Conservative said...

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"mal says... shaming you for a bad pun!"

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Neo Conservative said...

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okay... mrs neo had to explain the pun... not my intent.

but, from today's globe & mail...

"Rushed to a nursing station at their reserve, the child stopped breathing."

"K.M. had bruises all over his body, an abrasion on his neck, blueness around his lips, lacerations on his chin, a slightly infected wound at the top of his foot, a swollen nose and dried blood in his right nostril, and his foreskin was scraped and swollen."


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