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Monday, 11 February 2013

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Canadian officials today lodged a formal complaint with the US that wind turbines near the border are blowing too many birds across the border into Canada. Mervin Thackenschwartz, a Canadian government spokesman, complained that while most Canadians are supportive of wind generated power, they're tired of putting up with the millions of birds that have been blown into their country by giant wind machines in the US.

"It's a real kerfuffle, eh? We're greenies, too, but these turbines are blowing millions of these damn birds over to our side. They're blocking out the damn sun, eh?"

Thackenschwartz said the birds are a real headache for Canadians living along the border.

"They peck our cats and poop all over everything. I've washed my car twice this week at eight loonies a pop. I'm really hosed." A spokesman for the US Environmental Protection Agency said that while there isn't much they can do, they did send Canada "an expensive foot-tall Hallmark card that plays nice music when you open it," along with a dozen car wash coupons.

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