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(December 2007) Marshallese in Arkansas unhealthy, ineligible for health care programs
The Morning News NWA Online ^ | December 10, 2007 | By John Lyon

Posted on 02/07/2008 8:36:10 PM PST by navysealdad

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To: Billthedrill
I stayed up nights studying this stuff a long time ago and I'm gonna get something out of it, dang it! ;-)

LOL. I can relate.

51 posted on 02/07/2008 9:58:08 PM PST by Lijahsbubbe
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To: Pining_4_TX
Go to Post #9 and read the story:

"The compact also allows citizens of the Marshall Islands to live and work in the United States without being subject to U.S. immigration laws, but they are ineligible for Medicare, non-emergency Medicaid, Social Security, food stamps, the State Children’s Health Insurance Program, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and most other forms of federally-funded public assistance.

They may arrive here healthy, but they're poor and unskilled and then not entitled to government handouts when they're here, so if they get sick, they're screwed.

I'm against government handouts of any kind as a general rule, but this "special relationship" business presents a special dilemma.

It's like our relationship with the Anerican Indians... we "owe them one" big time, so it sucks for us, but we kinda have to take it on the chin and pony up some cash for these sad bastards.

52 posted on 02/07/2008 10:07:51 PM PST by Bird Jenkins
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To: teawithmisswilliams
OH NOms13! This is more preferable, behold your new masters!
53 posted on 02/07/2008 10:08:11 PM PST by redstateconfidential (If you are the smartest person in the room,you are hanging out with the wrong people.)
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To: Pining_4_TX

We blew up their country. The least we can do is let a few of them in. But one question I have though is why the heck weren’t these people tested before they came in?


54 posted on 02/07/2008 10:13:12 PM PST by TypeZoNegative (I'm An American Engaged To Another American, we're not a mixed couple.)
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To: TheLion
la raza
55 posted on 02/07/2008 10:13:23 PM PST by redstateconfidential (If you are the smartest person in the room,you are hanging out with the wrong people.)
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To: phil1750

UNCLEAN! UNCLEAN!!


56 posted on 02/07/2008 10:14:52 PM PST by TypeZoNegative (I'm An American Engaged To Another American, we're not a mixed couple.)
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To: annelizly

My understanding is that most people with a European background have inherited resistance to leprosy. I believe that today fairly simple and reliable treatment is available.


57 posted on 02/07/2008 10:27:16 PM PST by FFranco
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To: FFranco

Not really. We just changed the name to Hanson’s disease to avoid the stigma. There are usually effective treatments, so the disease is halted with just a few patches of discolored skin. The problem is that illegals (and others in this case) comingle with those that are least likely to recognize they are infected and/or least likely to go to a doctor about the initially minor symptoms. That is why ALL immigrants should be required to pass a health check, and another reason why McLame’s Open Borders policy is fatally flawed.


58 posted on 02/07/2008 11:48:13 PM PST by VanShuyten ("Ah! but it was something to have at least a choice of nightmares.")
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To: Alter Kaker

That’ll do it.


59 posted on 02/08/2008 5:21:14 AM PST by Constitution Day (Yuckabee '08. I'd prefer another letter, but it would get me suspended.)
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To: Just mythoughts

“Better get the ‘compassion’ pill out we are all going to need it.....”

In other words..”open your wallet”...we’re from the government ...and you WILL pay us to take care of this mess...


60 posted on 02/08/2008 5:26:20 AM PST by mo
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To: Constitution Day

“Why are they here? Were they relocated due to nuclear testing, or what?”

They’re here because the doors to the candy store are wide open.


61 posted on 02/08/2008 5:32:16 AM PST by dljordan
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To: navysealdad

How did 6000 to 8000 MARSHALL ISLAND people get to SPRINGDALE ARKANSAS?????? WTF???? How big can Springdale be to have this many foreigners from ONE PLACE?? WHO OK’d THIS?? LEPROSY??? OMG!


62 posted on 02/08/2008 5:43:38 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion.....The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: teawithmisswilliams
Nice rant, but you miss the point. The gentleman's comment was "xenophobic" because it represented a clearly unthinking (and silly) response to the situation, merely because the people in question are from someplace else. That was the only thing that mattered: different = bad.

A couple of minutes of easy research would have revealed to our friend the manner in which those folks ended up here.

The endemic ill-health of Marshall Islanders is certainly a problem -- but I find that a little context and information (oh, those words, so hated among the mouth-foamers at FR) helps to understand the issue a bit better.

As for "our population ... being radically altered without our consent," that is not true in this case. We have a treaty with the Marhsall Islands, ratified by the Senate, which governs the manner by which Marshall Islanders can be here. Again, a little thought and research does wonders to aid in understanding.

63 posted on 02/08/2008 7:23:29 AM PST by r9etb
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To: TypeZoNegative; Bird Jenkins

Yes, that is my point exactly. Why can’t we at least examine and treat them, if necessary, before we let them in? My next question is, what gave us the right to blow up their country in the first place? In other words, the US often creates its own problems by doing whatever the heck it wants around the world.


64 posted on 02/08/2008 8:23:15 AM PST by Pining_4_TX
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"Give us your tired, your poor, your rotting lepers yearning to be free..."

"Give us your tired, your poor, your rotting lepers yearning for free health care"

65 posted on 02/08/2008 8:27:15 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your most dangerous enemy is your own government,)
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To: Pining_4_TX
> Why are we letting all these people into the US?

The Marshall Islands was a trust territory of the USA from WW2 through 1979. And we used their country to explode 66 nuclear bomb tests between 1946 and 1958.

In all fairness and charity, I'd say that these people do have a bit of a moral claim on us, unlike the Mexicans and South Americans.

66 posted on 02/08/2008 8:42:25 AM PST by NewJerseyJoe (Rat mantra: "Facts are meaningless! You can use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!")
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To: navysealdad
The title you created

“Nine cases of leprosy in Springdale, Arkansas.”

was not the title at the source. Also, you didn’t include the date of article.

We’re trying to reduce the number of threads we have to pull. Please do not alter the title of any published article. Always include the actual date, the source and writer’s name.

Thanks.

67 posted on 02/08/2008 9:54:12 AM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar; navysealdad; SE Mom; Ahban; Amazed1953; AmericanHeroes.com; Andy E.; ...

Note: I just received thid from the Springdale Chamber of Commerce..

Dear Chamber Members

You may be aware of a media report that is suggesting there has been an outbreak of leprosy in Springdale. This is not true.

The Chamber has been in touch this morning with Governor Mike Beebe, Congressman John Boozman, the Center for Disease Control and the Washington County Health Department. Each of these entities are fully engaged and are reporting to us that there is no “outbreak” of leprosy in Springdale or Northwest Arkansas.

In fact, the Washington County Health Department explains nothing has changed in the number of known cases of communicable diseases in Northwest Arkansas in the past year.

Please help us in our effort to diffuse this non-factual story with the accurate details of the Chamber’s research from this morning.

Perry Webb
President/CEO


68 posted on 02/08/2008 3:48:01 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Only infidel blood can quench Muslim thirst-- Abdul-Jalil Nazeer al-Karouri)
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To: from occupied ga
"Give us your tired, your poor, your rotting lepers yearning for free health care"

That's good! LOL!

69 posted on 02/08/2008 4:15:02 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY ((((Truth shall set you free))))
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To: dljordan
You know, I don't understand why you hating’ when you don't even know the whole story! But thank you for your comment. Nice going! I don't complain why I have to serve your country in the Army. I love my job and you should appreciate because most of us islanders work hard, pay taxes, volunteer for community services and even join the US Military cause we also want to give back for what we take. So next time you post your comments, think twice!
70 posted on 05/01/2008 11:01:31 AM PDT by MarshalleseGhurl
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