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Are illegals making U.S. a leper colony? (Leprosy in America)
WorldNetDaily ^ | 5/22/05 | WorldNetDaily

Posted on 05/22/2005 2:19:16 PM PDT by wagglebee

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To: wagglebee
"Americans should be told that diseases long eradicated in this country – tuberculosis, leprosy, polio, for example – and other extremely contagious diseases have been linked directly to illegals,"

What a racist thing to say. < /sarcasm >

51 posted on 05/22/2005 7:34:36 PM PDT by sweetliberty (Never argue with a fool. People might not know the difference.)
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To: commonasdirt
Congress, first in Sec. 1 of the Civil Rights Act of 1866 (3) and then in the first sentence of Sec. 1 of the Fourteenth Amendment, (4) set aside the Dred Scott holding in a sentence ''declaratory of existing rights, and affirmative of existing law. . . .'' (5)

In the Dred Scott case The ''Negro,'' or ''African race,'' according to the Chief Justice (Taney), was ineligible to attain United States citizenship, either from a State or by virtue of birth in the United States, even as a free man descended from a Negro residing as a free man in one of the States at the date of ratification of the Constitution

Under Dred Scott, black people could never have the right of citizenship. Civil Rights Act of 1866 and 14th amendment gave the rights of citizenship to anyone born on US soil.

52 posted on 05/22/2005 7:36:20 PM PDT by ol' hoghead (If you stick your head in the sand, you make your butt a big target.)
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To: raybbr

raybbr posted:

"'I think he selectively chose sources and mixed quotes to imply that we are on the verge of a leprosy epidemic in the U.S.'

Did you miss this quote?"Dr. Denis Daumerie, head of the World Health Organization's leprosy-elimination program, thinks claims of immigrants causing a spike in U.S. leprosy are overstated.

"There is no risk of an epidemic of leprosy," he told Columbia. "There's absolutely no risk that the few immigrants who are affected by the disease, if they are diagnosed and treated, will spread the disease in the U.S."

It would seem you are the one with the biased interpretations.

By the way I was doing a google search and found many sources that back up the claim that illegals are bringing a myriad of diseases back, as well as new ones to the U.S."

Yeah, I did catch that token quote from a single voice of reason, inserted in the last 10% of an article that was 90% histrionics. And we can talk about other diseases all you want to. TB for example is a much more immediate threat and one that can be more credibly tied, in part at least, to importation from abroad. I'm sure I would find many of your sources persuasive. But this particular article dealt primarily with leprosy, and I don't buy the threat. And I suspect it was chosen specifically for it's sensational appeal.


53 posted on 05/22/2005 8:07:12 PM PDT by MeanFreePath
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To: bikepacker67

One of my favorite jokes ever (if you don't like dirty jokes, don't read on) is a leper joke.

Guy sits down in a restaurant. Looks up and realizes he's seated looking at a leper just across from him.

The leper looks up at the same time and says, "Hey, I'll move if it's a problem."

The guy says, nah, and commences to eating. Looks up. And ralphs.

The leper says, "Hey, I'll move, I'm sorry."

The guy says, "Nah, it's not you, siddown, it's okay."

A few minutes later, the waiter's brought new food, the guy's eating, and looks up, and...chunks fly.

The leper says, "Hey, I TOLD you, I'd move. I'm gonna go."

The guy says, "Nah, siddown, look, it's not you, it's okay."

A few minutes later, the waiter's brought a completely new mean, the guy's eating, and looks up, and...technicolor yawn city.

The leper says, "Hey, this is starting to make ME sick. I'm leaving!"

The guy says, "Nah, stop, it's not you--"

(It's awful, last chance to skip the post)



--it's the guy behind you dipping his bread in your neck."


54 posted on 05/22/2005 8:27:25 PM PDT by LibertarianInExile (<-- sick of faux-conservatives who want federal government intervention for 'conservative things.')
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To: Riverman94610

"Just spreading diseases that Americans are too lazy to spread!!"

One can tell at a glance you missed the Mexican government's perspective on this, which is that American racist anti-immigrants infected the status-challenged immigrants so as to get them to go back to Mexico.

One body part at a time, if necessary. [rimshot]


55 posted on 05/22/2005 8:31:02 PM PDT by LibertarianInExile (<-- sick of faux-conservatives who want federal government intervention for 'conservative things.')
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To: raybbr

Just one other question-point: Is the title of this article really reasonable based on the actual circumstances of the threat?


56 posted on 05/22/2005 9:01:28 PM PDT by MeanFreePath
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To: MeanFreePath
Just one other question-point: Is the title of this article really reasonable based on the actual circumstances of the threat?

I don't disagree that the article was written to get attention. But, I suppose, like the democrats and Social Security we should wait till the problem really is an epidemic before we address it?

That's the whole point of the article IMO. It was supposed to make you think that something should be done before it's too late. I know there is a problem with illegals and diseases but far too many think it's not that bad. Not now it isn't but if something like this brings attention to it we will be better off.

57 posted on 05/22/2005 9:09:27 PM PDT by raybbr
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To: MeanFreePath

There are real massive problems with illegal invasion. What are you freaking blind?


58 posted on 05/23/2005 4:35:04 AM PDT by chris1 ("Make the other guy die for his country" - George S. Patton Jr.)
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To: ol' hoghead

I would argue the problem lies simply with the court's interpretation of the amendment, not with the amendment itself. Jacob Howard's quote clearly illustrates Congress' intent. We should test this ruling in court again before worrying about amending the Constitution.


59 posted on 05/23/2005 6:33:38 AM PDT by Fatalist
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To: Fatalist
I agree with you that the case of Wong Kim Ark should be reviewed. Wong was an independant adult and not a totally dependant newborn.

ol' hoghead

60 posted on 05/23/2005 8:39:20 AM PDT by ol' hoghead (If you stick your head in the sand, you make your butt a big target.)
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To: GovernmentShrinker

"Also, it's now completely curable. So don't panic!"

This is certainly good to know.


61 posted on 05/23/2005 8:51:39 AM PDT by righttackle44 (The most dangerous weapon in the world is a Marine with his rifle and the American people behind him)
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To: wagglebee
Dr. Denis Daumerie, head of the World Health Organization's leprosy-elimination program, thinks claims of immigrants causing a spike in U.S. leprosy are overstated. "There is no risk of an epidemic of leprosy," he told Columbia. "There's absolutely no risk that the few immigrants who are affected by the disease, if they are diagnosed and treated, will spread the disease in the U.S."

...the few immigrants who are affected by the disease... So it's OK with him if some tens or hundreds of thousands of Americans get infected with leprosy and have to be treated, possibly crippled or scarred for life, because they would be such a small percentage of the population?.

...if they are diagnosed and treated... Well, we have about 20 million illegals here now, no-one knows who they are, where they are now, or where they came from, or how many came here with leprosy. I find it insulting and cavalier of Dr. Daumerie to be so negating and dismissive about American citizens' health concerns.

62 posted on 05/23/2005 9:19:20 AM PDT by shebacal (Go, Minutemen, Go)
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To: bikepacker67; LizardQueen; LibertarianInExile
Soup...???

I thought it was Stu.

63 posted on 05/23/2005 9:33:51 AM PDT by Cyber Ninja (His legacy is a stain on the dress.)
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To: wagglebee

Just dropping the body parts Americans won't drop.....


64 posted on 05/23/2005 9:35:39 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Not Elected Pope Since 4/19/2005.)
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To: wagglebee
"Americans should be told that diseases long eradicated in this country – tuberculosis, leprosy, polio, for example – and other extremely contagious diseases have been linked directly to illegals,"

My son was sent to the lab for a random drug test. He had to sit around for an hour while an illegal with TB argued with the folks at the lab that he didn't have TB - their test had given it to him.

Secure the borders NOW!

65 posted on 05/23/2005 11:34:39 AM PDT by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: wagglebee; MeekOneGOP; devolve; potlatch; Diogenesis; Boazo; JohnHuang2; keri; ...
Along with that age-old trend of the fall of great nations comes that age-old trend of disease and destruction from within . .

Not only do we get cheap labor, our school children also get the life-threatening diseases the children of these illegal aliens bring with them.

Yet another reason to TEAR DOWN THE BORDER.

(If leprosy spread from illegal aliens to U.S. born Americans has MORE THAN DOUBLED just in the past five years (200% increase), then this disease is set to infect THOUSANDS of American children over the next five years.)

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"Americans should be told that diseases long eradicated in this country – tuberculosis, leprosy, polio, for example – and other extremely contagious diseases have been linked directly to illegals," Rep. J.D. Hayworth, R-Ariz., told the Business Journal of Phoenix. "For example, in 40 years, only 900 persons were afflicted by leprosy in the U.S.; in the past three years, more than 7,000 cases have been presented."

"This emerging crisis exposes the upside-down thinking of federal immigration policy," he continued. "While legal immigrants must undergo health screening prior to entering the U.S., illegal immigrants far more likely to be carrying contagious diseases are crawling under that safeguard and going undetected until they infect extraordinary numbers of American residents."

The number of cases of leprosy, now known as Hansen's disease, among immigrants to the U.S. has more than doubled since 2000, according to a news report from Columbia University.


66 posted on 05/24/2005 9:13:59 AM PDT by Happy2BMe ("Viva La Migra" - LONG LIVE THE BORDER PATROL!)
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To: wagglebee
Just spreading the diseases American won't spread. Keep voting GOP for more (much more) of the same.
67 posted on 05/24/2005 9:28:24 AM PDT by jpsb (I already know I am a terrible speller)
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To: joesnuffy
Illegal Aliens
INS Threatens U.S. Medical System

68 posted on 05/24/2005 11:24:31 AM PDT by Robert Drobot (Da mihi virtutem contra hostes tuos.)
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To: wagglebee
"For example, in 40 years, only 900 persons were afflicted by leprosy in the U.S.; in the past three years, more than 7,000 cases have been presented."

Dr. Denis Daumerie, head of the World Health Organization's leprosy-elimination program, thinks claims of immigrants causing a spike in U.S. leprosy are overstated.

"There is no risk of an epidemic of leprosy," he told Columbia. "There's absolutely no risk that the few immigrants who are affected by the disease, if they are diagnosed and treated, will spread the disease in the U.S."

eh....if those statistics are true..than Dr. Denis is very confused and does not know what he is talking about...

69 posted on 06/11/2005 12:17:10 AM PDT by jjames001 ("The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." ~Edmund Burke)
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