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Higher disease rates attributed to influx of illegals
MSNBC ^ | May 15, 2005 | Angela Gonzales and Mike Sunnucks

Posted on 05/25/2005 7:06:18 AM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing

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This is very, very important.

Something needs to be done about these foreign trespassers.(thanks washtimes)

Foreign trespassers is dead on.

1 posted on 05/25/2005 7:06:18 AM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

If they are bringing in bio-agents, I say they are WMDs, and need to be dealt with appropriately.


2 posted on 05/25/2005 7:07:55 AM PDT by msf92497 (My brain is "twitchy")
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

We used to reject immigrants with dangerous diseases. Liberalism is dangerous to your life as well as your liberty.


3 posted on 05/25/2005 7:09:04 AM PDT by WorkingClassFilth (Fun Fact: Did you know that NEWSWEEK has killed more people than Ted Kennedy's Oldsmobile?)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Interesting how the MSM is suddenly so interested in this issue--last night Alan Colmes wanted to wax sorrowful over an alien that murdered somebody. I think the left smells a wedge issue--they know that Bush loves Vicente like Lindsey Graham loves McCain.


4 posted on 05/25/2005 7:09:21 AM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
yet another reason to control the borders.
Congress. Bush. do your farking jobs.
5 posted on 05/25/2005 7:09:56 AM PDT by tomakaze (Cuius testiculos habes, habeas cardia et cerebellum.)
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To: ex-Texan

*ping*


6 posted on 05/25/2005 7:09:58 AM PDT by EggsAckley
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Do we really need any MORE reasons to halt illegal immigration NOW?????


7 posted on 05/25/2005 7:10:15 AM PDT by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Ironically, this is one reason why many state governments are reluctant to keep illegal aliens from receiving "free" medical care, and from attending public schools. Having the state maintain some level of official contact with them enables government agencies to inoculate them under the force of law.


8 posted on 05/25/2005 7:10:52 AM PDT by Alberta's Child (I ain't got a dime, but what I got is mine. I ain't rich, but lord I'm free.)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

This risk/problem was obvious to all but the very young or very stupid...


9 posted on 05/25/2005 7:11:16 AM PDT by raivyn (ATTENTION: My /sarcasm is broken - please don't take ANYTHING I say personally!)
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To: Mamzelle; 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3rdcanyon; 4.1O dana super trac pak; ...
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Interesting now, isn't it...this issue has moved out of the realm of fringe and 'net publications, and is being picked up by the MSM...

I think wedge issue is right...for crying out loud, what does the Republican Party think it's doing?

10 posted on 05/25/2005 7:12:01 AM PDT by HiJinx (~ www.ProudPatriots.org ~ Operation 4th of July ~)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
Bring our troops home from areas where the American tax payers are simple providing welfare for ungrateful foreigners (who hate us anyway and aid our enemies)...put them on the border protecting their/our Homeland..

Give them something worth fighting for..

The quality of Homeland Security would go up 1000% and for 1/10th the cost in tax dollars

imo

11 posted on 05/25/2005 7:12:40 AM PDT by joesnuffy (The generation that survived the depression and won WW2 proved poverty does not cause crime)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

It is getting BEYOND ridiculous that we are LETTING this happen.

The Minutemen proved that we CAN stop the majority of illegal immigration.

It's become beyond insane and I apologize to every freeper who was concerned about this issue years ago and I brushed them off.


12 posted on 05/25/2005 7:12:42 AM PDT by Peach
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

I want some liberal to explain to me how it is OK to let disease ridden terrorists wander across our border at will.


13 posted on 05/25/2005 7:12:53 AM PDT by ladtx ( "Remember your regiment and follow your officers." Captain Charles May, 2d Dragoons, 9 May 1846)
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To: WorkingClassFilth

Bump!


14 posted on 05/25/2005 7:14:10 AM PDT by BenLurkin (O beautiful for patriot dream - that sees beyond the years)
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To: Peach

I let this issue slide for the sake of the last election. Now it's time for our government to do something for us.


15 posted on 05/25/2005 7:14:36 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Anyone who thinks we believe Hillary on any issue is truly a moron.)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Savage was all over this last week. His very first demo talk radio tape years ago covered this topic.


16 posted on 05/25/2005 7:14:54 AM PDT by Andy from Beaverton (I only vote Republican to stop the Democrats)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Now now.

They are undocumented workers. Hardchargers who are just here to do for $5/hour the jobs Americans won't do for $15/hr. Unofficial dual-citizens. Mexican colonists. Unrecognised immigrants. Desert nomads. Wandering minstrels. Affordable Human Resources. Subsidized Healthcare Consumers. Oh, I could go on and on.

"Foreign trespassers" is so terribly unsensitive.

And to suggest that they might be carrying diseases long ago defeated in industrialised nations. Why that's just silly. What about all the experimental medical treatment available only in Mexico?


17 posted on 05/25/2005 7:15:34 AM PDT by A Balrog of Morgoth (With fire, sword, and stinging whip I drive the Rats in terror before me.)
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To: cripplecreek

I agree with you. 100%.

I do not understand the reluctance of the goverment to do something about this.

It is more than unfair to taxpayers who are being denied health care in overwhelmed hospitals, being made sick by illegals, and PAYING illegals social services and tuition benefits, etc.

Once again, the responsible people are being shafted.


18 posted on 05/25/2005 7:18:19 AM PDT by Peach
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
Appalling article!
19 posted on 05/25/2005 7:19:47 AM PDT by Gritty ("We do have immigration laws, apparently made for the sole purpose of flouting them-WF Buckley Jr.)
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To: HiJinx
"...what does the Republican Party think it's doing?"

This, boys, is a Republican butt&eyes issue. Republicans are sitting on their @$$, just watching the world go bye.

20 posted on 05/25/2005 7:19:56 AM PDT by azhenfud ("He who is always looking up seldom finds others' lost change...")
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
Something also needs to be done about the AIDS lobby. What a moronic group, standing up for the rights of dangerously contagious people to infect others. Right from the culture of death!
21 posted on 05/25/2005 7:20:42 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (<<<< Profile page streamlined, solely devoted Schiavo research)
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To: clee1
I sure as heck don't!
22 posted on 05/25/2005 7:20:50 AM PDT by raivyn (ATTENTION: My /sarcasm is broken - please don't take ANYTHING I say personally!)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

First, I couldn't believe I read the title correctly, especially in this PC age. Second, I couldn't believe who reported it. Third, this seems to be reason #3,498 as to why the border should be guarded and all illegal deported. I wonder how many more reasons we need before Bush gets it.


23 posted on 05/25/2005 7:20:58 AM PDT by WV Mountain Mama (Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.)
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To: raivyn
This risk/problem was obvious to all but the very young or very stupid...

...and the very liberal, but I repeat myself.

24 posted on 05/25/2005 7:23:00 AM PDT by null and void (The befaster I run, the behinder I get...)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
The resurgence [in diseases] also is fueling conservative calls for tougher border security and could cause problems for Arizona industries that rely on migrant workers illegal business practices to recruit employees for jobs in food services, construction, tourism and agriculture.

"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," said Scottsdale Congressman J.D. Hayworth.

"This is one of the cheap thrills of cheap labor," said Childress. "As you may have noticed, many immigrants, legal or otherwise, are employed -- if they are at all -- as cooks, dishwashers, waiters and food handlers. And it's a fact that Hepatitis A, B, and C show up in fast food environments."

25 posted on 05/25/2005 7:23:07 AM PDT by DumpsterDiver
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To: WorkingClassFilth
"We used to reject immigrants with dangerous diseases. Liberalism is dangerous to your life as well as your liberty."

It's the Bush Administration and GOP policies to DO NOTHING about illegal immigration. And it is a major reason why the GOP is going to be in big trouble in 06 and even better trouble 08.

26 posted on 05/25/2005 7:24:07 AM PDT by jpsb (I already know I am a terrible speller)
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To: A Balrog of Morgoth

You forgot the sarc tag...

Some freepers might think you were series.


27 posted on 05/25/2005 7:24:41 AM PDT by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: WV Mountain Mama
I suspect when a major US city ceases to exist, he still won't get it.
28 posted on 05/25/2005 7:25:42 AM PDT by null and void (The befaster I run, the behinder I get...)
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To: null and void

When I hear people say that the cost of produce will go up, I could absolutely hit something.

Yes. It will go up.

But we're paying for the illegal influx in other ways. Denial of service at some hospitals that are overwhelmed taking care of illegals. Health care for illegals is a cost being passed on to the taxpayers as of last week. Free tuition in some states is being passed on to taxpayers.

This is an issue that will sink the Republican party unless something is done about it.

And meanwhile, Hillary is carving out space on this issue for her presidential run. Not that most people will believe her, but enough moderates and naive voters will that it could cost us the next presidency.


29 posted on 05/25/2005 7:26:07 AM PDT by Peach
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To: Andy from Beaverton

"Savage was all over this last week. His very first demo talk radio tape years ago covered this topic."

He mentioned a book that he wrote about the danger, back in the 80s. It stemmed from his studies in health and nutrition. But not one publisher in New York would touch it, because they feared the AIDS lobby. That's when things clicked in his mind. Savage then began to realise just what a danger liberalism is.

The poor guy's getting burned out, though, I think. Too bad. Right when he starts making headway, he's burning out, talking on-and-on about airplanes, and promising to talk about even more trivia during the summer. He needs a two week or three week vacation, I think. Get his head on straight.


30 posted on 05/25/2005 7:26:26 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (<<<< Profile page streamlined, solely devoted Schiavo research)
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To: HiJinx

Protect our borders and coastlines from all foreign invaders!

Be Ever Vigilant!

Minutemen Patriots ~ Bump!


31 posted on 05/25/2005 7:28:03 AM PDT by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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Welcome to the Third World ...America's government has not only gone soft in the outhouse , it has also gone soft in the head . George Washington and the Valley Forge Boys are rolling over in their graves ...


32 posted on 05/25/2005 7:28:08 AM PDT by sushiman
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To: Peach

"This is an issue that will sink the Republican party unless something is done about it."

Good point. A lot of FReepers passed in the latest Freep-poll. If Tancredo were in the poll, it would have rocked. I was ticked at Tancredo regarding DeLay. I still wish he would apologise. But hindsight, I think that was just his zealotry showing through. He couldn't pass up a cheap shot. But despite that, he's my guy for now until a stronger borders-conservative puts his hat in the ring.


33 posted on 05/25/2005 7:29:12 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (<<<< Profile page streamlined, solely devoted Schiavo research)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

You should see the crew of Ecuadorians waiting downstairs at my building. Today there are so many the little deli/cafeteria downstairs is serving as in impromtu waitiing room. (Good luck to anyone who wants to sit down and eat. I don't think the Japanese owners are going to put up with that very long.) I'm sorry to say this, but they are a sorry looking bunch of sad sacks. I really don't understand this, but my office building should not be looking like a welfare office every day.


34 posted on 05/25/2005 7:31:40 AM PDT by jocon307 (Legal immigrant Irish grandmother rolls in grave, yet again.)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

It is not only the illegals, but legal immigrants are not health screened sufficiently either, not to mention all the jet airplanes of visitors from countries that have no vaccinations. We need to close our borders, and if anyone comes into our country who has been in a place where foreign diseases are present, to not let them in unless they can prove they were vaccinated. Easy to do at customs. If you are a foreigner who was in Africa last year, you wont get past customs unless you brought copies of all your past vaccinations.


35 posted on 05/25/2005 7:31:41 AM PDT by SandyB
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March

*sigh* And he needs to have that big head of his lanced to let that massive ego drain out a bit.


36 posted on 05/25/2005 7:35:18 AM PDT by null and void (Embrace diseased aliens! It's the progressive thing to do...)
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To: msf92497
Illegal immigration is terrorism in slow motion!

Are you any less dead if you die from antibiotic resistant tuberculosis or from an anthrax attack? These folks are walking bio-bombs! And look at all the murders, rapes and child molestations they are committing! And don't forget John Lee Malvo, the Washington sniper! He was in Federal immigration custody and turned lose on our population as part of their catch and release policy.

37 posted on 05/25/2005 7:37:55 AM PDT by jackbenimble (Import the third world, become the third world)
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To: onef

ping


38 posted on 05/25/2005 7:38:13 AM PDT by beaversmom
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To: HiJinx

This country has been sold out by both parties for different reasons. From the Pres. on down very few in our govt. care about this issue. This country is well on it's way to joining the Europeeins in the toilet. Thank our govt. and the many useful idiots who empower them. Gracias !!!!


39 posted on 05/25/2005 7:45:14 AM PDT by Mr. Keys
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

"Something needs to be done about these foreign trespassers.(thanks washtimes) "

Hold on to your hats folks, the ride is about to get bumpy!

Absolutely NOTHING will be done, repeat, NOTHING. Welcoming illegals with open arms suits both political parties.
The Republicans welcome the cheap labor.
The Democrats welcome the additional voters to their base.

The loser? You and me. Do they care? I would say not a single one of them cares!


40 posted on 05/25/2005 7:52:06 AM PDT by brownsfan (Post No Bills)
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To: WorkingClassFilth

"We used to reject immigrants with dangerous diseases. Liberalism is dangerous to your life as well as your liberty."

Last time I checked, the "conservative" Republicans were in power.


41 posted on 05/25/2005 7:53:28 AM PDT by brownsfan (Post No Bills)
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To: Mamzelle

"...I think the left smells a wedge issue..."

Absolutely. This one is going to cost the Republicans. I think we'll see some lost ground in '06, and potentially huge losses in '08.

I don't think the Republicans care. I think the Republicans need the Democrats and vice versa. So, the Republicans are doing their best to keep the Democrats viable.


42 posted on 05/25/2005 7:55:56 AM PDT by brownsfan (Post No Bills)
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To: ladtx

"I want some liberal to explain to me how it is OK to let disease ridden terrorists wander across our border at will."

I want some conservative to explain to me how it is they are in power and are doing nothing about this?


43 posted on 05/25/2005 7:58:07 AM PDT by brownsfan (Post No Bills)
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To: HiJinx

I so understand this issue. Since the influx of illegals from both Mexico and Bosnia here, our family has seen so much more sickness that when he's sick, my hubby's standard comment is, "Well, I've got the Bosnian crud again."


44 posted on 05/25/2005 7:59:13 AM PDT by kimmie7 (Right now it's "Don't get old in Florida." Soon it'll just be "Don't get old.")
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To: Peach

"When I hear people say that the cost of produce will go up..."

Unfortunately, there are many here who can't think beyond their next trip to WalMart.


45 posted on 05/25/2005 8:03:05 AM PDT by brownsfan (Post No Bills)
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To: null and void
very stupid=very liberal
:)
46 posted on 05/25/2005 8:10:09 AM PDT by raivyn (ATTENTION: My /sarcasm is broken - please don't take ANYTHING I say personally!)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

They only have diseases no one else wants, not even blacks. (I apologize for myself and for Fox.)


47 posted on 05/25/2005 8:12:27 AM PDT by Mind-numbed Robot (Not everything that needs to be done needs to be done by the government.)
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To: Mr. Keys
This country has been sold out by both parties for different reasons.

The republicans want cheap labor, the democrats want lots of new voters who tend to vote overwelmingly democrat, the Libertarians, in effect, want a billion antigun people to move here tomorrow with no limit at all on immigration or who immigrates.

48 posted on 05/25/2005 8:25:23 AM PDT by SandyB
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Oh...when I saw the headline, I figured it would be page one in the NY Times--since, after all, they publish so much on health-related matters such as the percent fat in your diet and the dangers of second hand smoke. Hmmm...I was surprised it wasn't them. /sarcasm


49 posted on 05/25/2005 8:28:01 AM PDT by Pharmboy ("Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God")
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I want some conservative to explain to me how it is they are in power and are doing nothing about this?

Do you think the republicans in Washington are "conservative"?

50 posted on 05/25/2005 8:28:16 AM PDT by SandyB
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