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Leprosy outbreak causes concerns in Northwest Arkansas
kfsm.com ^ | Feb 7, 2008 | Mary Marsh

Posted on 02/08/2008 8:23:57 AM PST by Originalist

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Another wonderful effect of uncontrolled illegal immigration...
1 posted on 02/08/2008 8:24:01 AM PST by Originalist
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To: Originalist

Exactly. Thank you Senator McCain.


2 posted on 02/08/2008 8:24:54 AM PST by mainerforglobalwarming
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To: Originalist

Don’t forget to add in increases in polio, TB, and whooping cough too.


3 posted on 02/08/2008 8:26:49 AM PST by RSmithOpt (Liberalism: Highway to Hell)
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To: RSmithOpt

Yup. We’re getting people who have never had their shots overrunning our borders and they’re bringing back all the “old” diseases.

Didn’t folks wanting to immigrate have to be quarantined for a period of time? (The memory’s beginning to go, you know, LOL.)


4 posted on 02/08/2008 8:34:16 AM PST by kimmie7 (this year i will turn ffff....ffo........foooort.........i can't say it. i'll just be 20. twice.)
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To: Originalist

Sorry, but it’s legal immigration:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1966889/posts


5 posted on 02/08/2008 8:35:24 AM PST by Constitution Day (Yuckabee '08. I'd prefer another letter, but it would get me suspended.)
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To: Originalist; BGHater

BGHater posted this on the other thread:

In 1986, a compact was created between the United States and the Republic of the Marshall Islands. The compact granted the Marshall Islands — the site of numerous nuclear tests between 1947 and 1962 — its sovereignty and allowed the U.S. to continue maintaining a missile test site at the Kwajalein Atoll.

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.

Diseases such as tuberculosis and leprosy are alarmingly common among Marshallese immigrants, yet many are unable to afford treatment, according to Pritchard.

“Very often they do not come in for some help until the disease has (caused) very serious physical symptoms and is very far advanced,” he said. “So you can imagine the time bomb that we’re sitting on here with ... 6,000-8,000 folks freely traveling in and out of this country and in and out of the state, that when we have an outbreak of serious disease, it is going to be a state health problem.”

Deputy State Health Officer Dr. Joe Bates testified that between 2000 and 2005, Northwest Arkansas had nine cases of congenital syphilis, six of which involved Marshallese; 38 people with infectious syphilis, 21 of whom were Marshallese; and eight cases of leprosy, all Marshallese.

Bates said the rate of leprosy in the Marshall Islands is the highest in the world, yet no survey has been done to determine the extent of the disease in among Marshallese immigrants in Arkansas.

http://www.nwaonline.net/articles/2007/12/10/news/121107lrmarshalleseimmig.txt


6 posted on 02/08/2008 8:36:25 AM PST by Constitution Day (Yuckabee '08. I'd prefer another letter, but it would get me suspended.)
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To: MamaDearest; Cindy; blam; Smokin' Joe; Domestic Church; little jeremiah; LucyT

Check this out Ping


7 posted on 02/08/2008 8:36:48 AM PST by Oorang (Tyranny thrives best where government need not fear the wrath of an armed people - Alex Kozinski)
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To: Originalist

Someone go tell Bill to wash his damn hands.


8 posted on 02/08/2008 8:38:57 AM PST by CougarGA7 (Wisdom comes with age, but sometimes age comes alone.)
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To: Originalist

this might be something for huckabee to tend to. surely curing lepers would get some attention . . .


9 posted on 02/08/2008 8:39:57 AM PST by dep (Boycott New London and Pfizer.)
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To: Constitution Day
Thanks for the link, I'm glad its legal immigration.

I would prefer the immigration to be conducted as it was 100 years ago. All immigrants are checked out by a doctor at the border or dock and the doctor decides if they go further or go into quarantine.

The current Monty Hall method of immigration "Come on down!" is not the safest for a variety of reasons.

10 posted on 02/08/2008 8:42:34 AM PST by Oorang (Tyranny thrives best where government need not fear the wrath of an armed people - Alex Kozinski)
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To: Constitution Day
Why ruin a good opportunity to trash McCain? ;)
11 posted on 02/08/2008 8:43:00 AM PST by Perdogg (populus suicide est non unus of meus potissimus)
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To: Perdogg

LOL!


12 posted on 02/08/2008 8:43:25 AM PST by Constitution Day (Yuckabee '08. I'd prefer another letter, but it would get me suspended.)
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To: kimmie7
People wanting to immigrate had to have their vaccines in place 6 moths to one year before they could actually come. It was dependent upon what region of the world where they were coming from and certain know disease problems in that region. Also, verifiable physicals were required for those known diseases, etc. to include STD's, polio, etc.

Our misgoverned try to enforce this for the legal immigrants. That's why people have to wait after they apply, not only disease checks / inoculations have to take place, but criminal checks too. Then their name goes into the lottery hat each quarter as to a yea or nay after the requirements and fees have been fulfilled. If you are Hispanic, you simple flip off the system and walk or swim in with your disease and criminal record and then get free money.

13 posted on 02/08/2008 8:49:40 AM PST by RSmithOpt (Liberalism: Highway to Hell)
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To: Originalist

God paying them back for their vote? </.5sarc>


14 posted on 02/08/2008 8:50:43 AM PST by Chris DeWeese (http://www.kccog.org)
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To: 2ndreconmarine; Fitzcarraldo; Covenantor; Mother Abigail; EBH; Dog Gone; ...
From the article:Bingham says she is all for Marshallese people entering the United States, after proper medical tests. But whether they're immigrants or not, she says people must stick to treatment, when infected. And she says, when she treats those from the Marshall Islands, this doesn't happen. "We're not getting the compliance that is absolutely essential to take care of this process."

Bingham says without cooperation, leprosy, which has no vaccine, and is transmitted through the air, will spread, and could easily become an epidemic. "People absolutely should be concerned. What I'm afraid of, is when people start thinking about it enough, it will already be out of control."

So now, Bingham, and others like Mayoral candidate Nancy Jenkins, say government help is the next step. Jenkins says she's angered the federal government has been so lax with border patrol. She says, "We've just opened the borders and said, 'Come on in! Bring your diseases! Bring 'em!' Why are we doing that? Those who have it need to be quarantined and treated, or sent back to their country."

ping....

15 posted on 02/08/2008 9:02:15 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly.)
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To: Originalist

Jeez Louisez! And where did this come from? Hey Jorge, hope they camp on the White House lawn!!!


16 posted on 02/08/2008 9:04:00 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: CougarGA7
"Someone go tell Bill to wash his damn hands."

Before or after he whacks off in the sink?

17 posted on 02/08/2008 9:05:19 AM PST by mass55th
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To: Originalist

Call Father Damian!


18 posted on 02/08/2008 9:05:48 AM PST by Clemenza (Ronald Reagan was a "Free Traitor", Like Me ;-))
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To: Oorang; constitution

Why, oh why, do we adopt nanny statism on EVERYTHING EXCEPT IMMIGRATION?


19 posted on 02/08/2008 9:07:04 AM PST by Clemenza (Ronald Reagan was a "Free Traitor", Like Me ;-))
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To: Originalist

Multiculturalism and diversity are our strengths.


20 posted on 02/08/2008 9:09:00 AM PST by blam (Secure the border and enforce the law)
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To: Smokin' Joe
Sooooooooo, do these lepers work in the meat packing industry? Or is that strictly an illegal alien province in Arkansas?
21 posted on 02/08/2008 9:11:01 AM PST by null and void (President Hillary!™ Clinton? Time to invest in body bags. Again...)
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To: All

This is “breaking news,” but the sugar plant explosion, and the tornado outbreak, aren’t???


22 posted on 02/08/2008 9:12:03 AM PST by Abigail Adams
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To: mainerforglobalwarming

And how is John McCain responsible for legal immigration from the Marshall Islands?


23 posted on 02/08/2008 9:13:38 AM PST by green iguana
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To: Originalist

Q: What did the leper say to the hooker?

A: Keep the tip.


24 posted on 02/08/2008 9:18:58 AM PST by Sax
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To: Abigail Adams
Neither was an earthquake that I reported while the ground was still shaking.

Haven’t a clue what algorithm the Mod Squad uses to determine what is “breaking”.

Explosions, earthquakes and tornadoes all break things, after all...

25 posted on 02/08/2008 9:20:38 AM PST by null and void (President Hillary!™ Clinton? Time to invest in body bags. Again...)
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To: Originalist

Just in time for the man from Hope to show us all that he is the Savior and one true heir to the great one, Ronald Reagen. </s>

Anyways, best of luck to the victims, really freaky to have that stuff still here in the US.


26 posted on 02/08/2008 9:22:49 AM PST by onja (Reluctant McCain supporter. Best remaining option, strong on my primary issues.)
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To: Originalist
It's the long predicted Zombie Uprising!


27 posted on 02/08/2008 9:23:35 AM PST by Dumpster Baby (Eschew obfuscation)
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To: onja
Anyways, best of luck to the victims, really freaky to have that stuff still here in the US.

It's endemic to the armadillos. No shortage of native armadillos in AR...

28 posted on 02/08/2008 9:25:54 AM PST by null and void (President Hillary!™ Clinton? Time to invest in body bags. Again...)
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To: Originalist
Huck might want to give the illegals bringing in this outbreak better rates in college. All you good bible belt area Huck voters might ask Huck to got lay his hands on the stricken.
29 posted on 02/08/2008 9:26:54 AM PST by bmwcyle (the Beltway crowd is like a bunch of women who have started menstruating together)
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To: Abigail Adams

Thanks for bringing that up....
Our ‘little’ event is dominating the news, radio, emails, all the hospitals and will effect our economy here.

Hrmpt.


30 posted on 02/08/2008 9:32:26 AM PST by najida (I am so grateful that stupid isn't contagious.)
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To: Oorang
I would prefer the immigration to be conducted as it was 100 years ago. All immigrants are checked out by a doctor at the border or dock and the doctor decides if they go further or go into quarantine.

I still have the medical exam card for my grandmother who came to the USA from England around 1900 at age one.

It was around a 12 day trip on a steamship.

Her card had to be signed off by the ships' doctor EVERY day saying she showed no sign of any illness.

Should she have shown signs of illness, it would have been back to England.

31 posted on 02/08/2008 9:35:22 AM PST by Mogger (Independence, better fuel economy and performance with American made synthetic oil.)
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To: Constitution Day
Sorry, but it’s legal immigration:

That's even worse. That shows we are doing a really poor job of screening immigrants who use the system legally...

32 posted on 02/08/2008 9:39:21 AM PST by Originalist (Mr Bush, put up that wall!)
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To: najida

I didn’t mean to downplay this news. I just meant that the other news items should also be in breaking news, and it mystifies me as to why they aren’t.


33 posted on 02/08/2008 9:40:31 AM PST by Abigail Adams
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To: Abigail Adams

I agree, this is news too...
but when you have an industrial accident what basically destroys a 90 year old business, kills and injures as many as this did, plus will effect a city’s economy for years....

Geez, what is important?


34 posted on 02/08/2008 9:44:18 AM PST by najida (I am so grateful that stupid isn't contagious.)
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To: najida

Oh, you know I thought you were referring to the leprosy news. ;-) Yes, the sugar plant news, and the tornado news, are huge events that are affecting many!


35 posted on 02/08/2008 9:46:44 AM PST by Abigail Adams
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To: Originalist

There has been a fair sized community of Marshall Islanders in Springdale for a long time. They have been a health problem all this time. When they are diagnosed with something like this or even worse they usually refuse to take any medication unless paid for each dose and the health department has to watch them take the dose or they otherwise won’t do it. Very few of them will work as they have learned the welfare game very well. They are citizens because the Marshall Islands are under a U.S. mandate.


36 posted on 02/08/2008 9:48:44 AM PST by fella (Is he al-taquiya or is he murtadd? Only his iman knows for sure.)
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To: Constitution Day

“Sorry, but it’s legal immigration:”

That system is as corrupt and unworkable as illegal immigration. USCIS allowed hundreds of thousands of visa applicants to be approved with no vetting. And it just gets worse. Over 4 million ‘temp workers’ have overstayed their visas and wandering around ‘somewhere’. Some were found with current green cards growing dope in our national forests who belonged to well known Mexican crime families.

There is no vetting going on.


37 posted on 02/08/2008 9:52:55 AM PST by AuntB ('If there must be trouble let it be in my day, that my child may have peace." T. Paine)
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To: RSmithOpt
Don’t forget to add in increases in polio, TB, and whooping cough too.

And don't forget cysticercosis, infection with pork tapeworm larvae. Call me paranoid, but I really don't want some illegal alien who saw toilet paper for the first time last week and still hasn't quite mastered its use making my salad or hamburger.

38 posted on 02/08/2008 10:05:56 AM PST by E. Cartman (Huckaboob will never be Vice President.)
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To: fella

I’ve worked in NWRegional SICU in Springdale, so I am very familiar with the Marshallese in the area. I had forgotten that they were legal immigrants. But you are dead on.


39 posted on 02/08/2008 10:06:19 AM PST by Originalist (Mr Bush, put up that wall!)
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To: AuntB
“That system is as corrupt and unworkable as illegal immigration.”

Yep, for sure. Hopefully, McCain has by now become a believer in building a fence and shutting down illegal immigration should he become POTUS. Anyway, she can hope. Btw and just fyi, there has been leprosy in Louisiana since the slave days and although the numbers of infected are now small, it has never been completely stamped out. Also, a little known factoid; armadillos have been known to be carriers of leprosy. So, if you ever happen to be in Louisiana or Arkansas and spot an armadillo crossing your path, suggest you not pick up and snuggle with one of these critters.

40 posted on 02/08/2008 10:21:26 AM PST by snoringbear (')
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To: Smokin' Joe

Arkansas? thanks


41 posted on 02/08/2008 10:21:34 AM PST by neverdem (I have to hope for a brokered GOP Convention. It can't get any worse.)
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To: therut

ping


42 posted on 02/08/2008 10:23:50 AM PST by neverdem (I have to hope for a brokered GOP Convention. It can't get any worse.)
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To: snoringbear

Thanks, snoringbear, I’ll keep that in mind the next time I decide to snuggle up with an armadillo. lol


43 posted on 02/08/2008 10:24:41 AM PST by AuntB ('If there must be trouble let it be in my day, that my child may have peace." T. Paine)
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To: Originalist
Another wonderful effect of uncontrolled illegal immigration...

No kidding!



Springdale is the location of the headquarters of Tyson Foods Inc., the largest meat producing company in the world, and has been dubbed the "Chicken Capital of the World" by several publications. Residents of the surrounding areas refer to the city as "Chickendale" - a name that was once shunned by Springdale residents.

44 posted on 02/08/2008 10:43:16 AM PST by kcvl
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To: Originalist

I got my info from people who work in the Washington County Health Unit. Any time you want get the conversation heated up you just mention the Marshallese. Off of duty hours of course.


45 posted on 02/08/2008 10:47:13 AM PST by fella (Is he al-taquiya or is he murtadd? Only his iman knows for sure.)
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To: Oorang

I definitely agree.


46 posted on 02/08/2008 11:00:08 AM PST by Constitution Day (Yuckabee '08. I'd prefer another letter, but it would get me suspended.)
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To: Free the USA; rightwing2; borghead; ChaseR; soccer8; US_MilitaryRules; Libertarianize the GOP; ...

Effects of illegal immigration, Ping.


47 posted on 02/08/2008 11:44:22 AM PST by Dr. Marten (http://thehorsesmouth.blog-city.com)
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To: Sax
well, I saw your joke first, so I have to join in!

Q: How do you know you got a Valentine from a leper?

A: The tongue is still on the envelope.

Q: Did you hear about the three lepers playing poker?

A: One threw his hand in, another laughed his head off, and the third cried his eyes out.

48 posted on 02/08/2008 11:49:28 AM PST by Andonius_99 (There are two sides to every issue. One is right, the other is wrong; but the middle is always evil.)
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To: Andonius_99

Q: Why did the leper leave the party early?

A: Others started to use the back of his head for chip dip.


49 posted on 02/08/2008 12:28:59 PM PST by toast
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To: snoringbear

Man!! That’s the last time I snuggle with an armadillo! Can’t trust ANYTHING these days.


50 posted on 02/08/2008 6:45:59 PM PST by DeLaine (Who cares if you’re offended? Why is it against the law now to be offended? Mason Weaver)
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