10 November 2009

Gotta have priorities, I guess

-- OTTAWA -- Federal Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq said she is "disturbed" about a report that Afghan detainees will be getting the H1N1 shot before thousands of Canadians and she has ordered an investigation into the matter.

According to the report, Canadian soldiers will start offering the swine flu vaccine to detainees at the Kandahar Airfield on Wednesday.
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UPDATE: Apparently this report is mistaken
Afghanistan has asked its international donors for help, but the Canadian government says it has no vaccine to spare. Canadian soldiers in Kandahar began receiving the vaccine last week, along with embassy staff in Kabul.
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UPDATE2: Nope... looks like it's true
"That is something we are going to press forward with, at least offering whether or not they want the immunization," Task Force Surgeon Cmdr. Rob Briggs told The Canadian Press.

Briggs said that when medical staff in Kandahar Airfield sought legal advice, they were told that under the Geneva Conventions, prisoners of war should receive the same treatment as Canadian soldiers.
Meanwhile... back at the ranch.

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FROM THE COMMENTS: The chimp-o-sphere speaks...
"Only people wearing a CPC logo or carrying a CPC membership card get the flu shot. It's Steve's final solution so he can finally get his majority."
Posted by liberal supporter to halls of macadamia at 6:51 PM, November 10, 2009
Now you know why I delete this moron.

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9 comments:

Powell lucas said...

It turns out, at least according to CTV, that the report was incorrect and the detainees will not be getting the H1N1 flu shot ahead of ordinary Canadians.
As for my flu shot....give it to someone in the military. i won't be needing it.

Neo Conservative said...

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i dunno... we're apparently innocculating homegrown convicts ahead of pregnant women... i'm afraid nothing surprises me anymore.

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Ontario Girl said...

Saw Susan Smith and Don Martin(LIBERALS) on CBC's politics show....they were "OUTRAGED" that the Taliban were getting H1N1 shots. Arn't these the same phoney's who were "Outraged" about the Taliban being TORTURED?
If they wern't getting the H1N1vacine we would hear the screaming by these two.....and now if they are?...it's an outrage?

Make up your biased minds...will you?

Neo Conservative said...

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no real surprises here.

weren't the fiberals similarly outraged about the stimulus funds not flowing fast enough... just before they were outraged about the deficit these funds were going to cause?

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Neo Conservative said...

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hey, ontario girl... you must be new here... i see you trying to engage my own personal troll... "liberal supporter".

what you don't realise is that libby is just one of the alter-egos of this despicable misogynist & anti-semite.

he's not interested in conversing, or even arguing... he just wants to jam up the comment threads because i've kicked his ass so many times.

i just delete his nonsense.

it doesn't stop him... he's commented here hundreds of times... sometimes it's homo-erotic insults... sometimes he just babbles about me hunting him with guns.

he's a disturbed and lonely loser, who, if it wasn't for the bt blogroll... wouldn't have a reason to get out of bed in the morning.

do yourself a favour and ignore the bait. i'll sweep his feces into the garbage bin when i see it.

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Enkidu said...

As I understand it, under the Geneva convention we are compelled to give the same level of medical treatment to prisoners that we give to our own soldiers. I don't have to like this, but I can accept it. It allows me to say that I am civilized and they are ignorant, bigoted, bloodthirsty savages.

BTW, they are ignorant bigoted bloodthirsty savages, and I am civilized:)

Neo Conservative said...

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enkidu... help me out.

does the geneva convention say we have to provide medical treatment to our sworn enemies... that we are apparently unable, because of worldwide shortages, to provide to our own citizenry?

sorry... backstabbing, bombmaking, non-geneva convention observing terrorists... those despicable fucks go to the end of the line.

call it triage... call it simple common sense. just do it.

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Ontario Girl said...

do yourself a favour and ignore the bait. i'll sweep his feces into the garbage bin when i see it.

I comment every now and then, but I thank you for the heads up.

I too thought he was a disturbed & lonely loser, by his comments.

Neo Conservative said...

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"ontario girl says... I too thought he was a disturbed & lonely loser"

libby is just one of the infamous alter-egos of this disturbed & lonely loser who has so eagerly earned the contempt of right-thinking folk.

he and his little lickspittle errand boys shame themselves daily.

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