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View Poll Results: How much should Alberta give to the US for hurricane relief?
$1 Billion 7 31.82%
More than $1 Billion 1 4.55%
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Old Sep 1st, 2005, 11:25 PM   #1
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Should Alberta give to New Orleans?

There are some people who are suggesting that Alberta give some of its oil revenue surplus to the US to help with the relief effort from the hurricane. What do you think?
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Old Sep 1st, 2005, 11:34 PM   #2
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As an non-Albertan, my opinion on this is irrelevant. Albertan's should decide on what to do with their surplus. That said, humanitarian relief would be an excellent idea. Indeed, someone should calculate the extra revenues being generated from oil price rises due to Katrina. It must be substantial (for all oil producing countries).
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As an non-Albertan, my opinion on this is irrelevant. Albertan's should decide on what to do with their surplus. That said, humanitarian relief would be an excellent idea. Indeed, someone should calculate the extra revenues being generated from oil price rises due to Katrina. It must be substantial (for all oil producing countries).
Not one drop of gas anyone in North America has purchased at inflated prices in the past week was refined after Katrina. Oil company gouging at its finest is playing out on top of the disaster.
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Old Sep 1st, 2005, 11:44 PM   #4
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Not one drop of gas anyone in North America has purchased at inflated prices in the past week was refined after Katrina. Oil company gouging at its finest is playing out on top of the disaster.
SINC, of course the oil price increases are gouging but this is directly linked to world events - Katrina being the most significant. The oil futures market shot up. All oil producers (companies and nations) are benefiting (except those operating facilities in the Gulf of Mexico). That is money they wouldn't have had were it not for that dastardly hurricane.
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Old Sep 2nd, 2005, 12:12 AM   #8
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i think the united states of america can and should pay for its own dometic crisis. if it were a poorer country i'd say yes, but the u.s. is currently (probably not for long) a world superpower.

i have no problem with the feds donating aid in the form of personel and supplies, but to write a huge cheque seems a bit stupid.
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America can burn through their own oil surplus before Canada needs to start shipping it down there any faster than we already are.

Besides, Bush has already said that the US can take care of themselves. They'd be too proud to take help from a less righteous nation.
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Old Sep 2nd, 2005, 12:36 AM   #10
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they still owe us the billions they f*cked us over for in the softwood lumber scandal. maybe we can forgive a bit of that debt in lieu of cash, since they'll never pay it anyway.
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