[FoRK] Re: Katrina - National Guard??

Ian Andrew Bell FoRK fork
Wed Aug 31 08:45:53 PDT 2005

Yes, but Winnipeg is NOT safe from the terrorists.



On 31-Aug-05, at 8:01 AM, Owen Byrne wrote:

> When I lived in Winnipeg, Manitoba - just north of North Dakota,  
> the Red River would routinely flood. The difference between the  
> situation on one side of the border and the other was like night  
> and day. In Canada, we had over-engineered safeguards so that the  
> worst that would happen would be a few flooded basements. South of  
> the border, whole towns would end up underwater.  Something about  
> "self-reliance" and not depending on the government.
> Owen
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