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Hunger striker seeks audience with Deal on immigration
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | August 9, 2011 | David Ibata

Posted on 08/11/2011 8:52:49 AM PDT by moonshinner_09

A Mableton man who is in the 40th day of a hunger strike to protest Georgia’s new immigration law is seeking an audience with Gov. Nathan Deal as his condition weakens, Channel 2 Action News reports.Salvador Zamora was in a wheelchair, accompanied by supporters, as he delivered a letter Tuesday to Deal’s office in the state Capitol. Zamora is protesting HB 87, the Georgia immigration law that took effect July 1, the day his hunger strike began.

“These laws are not good not only for the immigrant community, but are not good for Georgia,” Zamora told Channel 2. “We need also to show (Deal) this is bad for the people and this puts a lot of pressure and fear in people and they are running away and hiding.”

The hunger strike started with two men, but one of them dropped out on the 12th day of the fast to take care of Zamora when he came down with an infection.

In a telephone interview with the AJC, Zamora said he has lost about 30 pounds since his protest began and now weighs 175 pounds. He gotten over the infection but now has the “normal symptoms” of food deprivation – “dizziness, headaches.”

“Sometimes I can walk, but it’s a lot of pain, especially from the knees down. Sometimes it’s very hard to get up,” he said.

(Excerpt) Read more at ajc.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: alien; aliens; ga; immigration; reform
It says here,"Zamora is determined to continue his hunger strike, risking even death, how many of you think he will risk death ? Many others before him held hunger strikes vowing the same thing, I will never eat again until immigration is passed and within 3 weeks that all gave up and resumed eating.
1 posted on 08/11/2011 8:52:56 AM PDT by moonshinner_09
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To: moonshinner_09

Try as I might, I just cannot see a problem with this fellow passing away.

I do not give a smelly Obama about him.


2 posted on 08/11/2011 8:55:25 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: moonshinner_09

I will chip in on sending the remains home.


3 posted on 08/11/2011 8:55:31 AM PDT by org.whodat (What does the Republican party stand for////??? absolutely nothing.)
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After 42 Days FR Is Still Short Of Its Goal

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4 posted on 08/11/2011 8:56:04 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: org.whodat

Have him cremated and spread the ashes on Michelle’s garden, which is likely already being tended by illegal aliens.


5 posted on 08/11/2011 8:57:01 AM PDT by DPMD (~)
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To: moonshinner_09

I don’t care if he risks death. He can die for all I care. I hope Nathan Deal ignores him entirely.


6 posted on 08/11/2011 8:57:22 AM PDT by Little Ray (FOR the best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: moonshinner_09

RIP!!!!!


7 posted on 08/11/2011 8:58:34 AM PDT by PLD
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To: moonshinner_09

If he doesn’t like Georgia, he’s free to leave. Has anyone checked his citizenship?


8 posted on 08/11/2011 8:58:42 AM PDT by bgill
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To: moonshinner_09

I have a solution. Okay buddy, sit still. Turn your head a little bit to the left. Okay, perfect now sit still. Wait for it...


9 posted on 08/11/2011 9:05:41 AM PDT by Peter from Rutland
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To: moonshinner_09
Zamora, isn't he a descendant of Georgia's founding Zamora family? I mean, he must be extremely qualified to speak on what's best for Georgia and its citizens, right?

Gotta pack, I'm headed to Mexico to tell them how they should be running their Country.

10 posted on 08/11/2011 9:08:48 AM PDT by liberalh8ter
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To: liberalh8ter

LOL don’t forget to include a hunger strike in Mexico..


11 posted on 08/11/2011 9:18:40 AM PDT by moonshinner_09
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To: All

well, bye....


12 posted on 08/11/2011 9:22:21 AM PDT by Maverick68
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To: All

well, bye....


13 posted on 08/11/2011 9:24:16 AM PDT by Maverick68
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To: moonshinner_09

May he be as successful in his endeavor as Bobby Sands.


14 posted on 08/11/2011 9:25:33 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: moonshinner_09

“Have your muchacha call my girl—we’ll do the lunch thing.”


15 posted on 08/11/2011 9:26:01 AM PDT by tumblindice (desperately clinging to my guns, religion and country)
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To: Maverick68

More food for the rest of us.


16 posted on 08/11/2011 9:27:20 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: moonshinner_09

Got it. Something tells me they won’t care. They’ll probably sell tickets to see the gringo starve.


17 posted on 08/11/2011 9:36:38 AM PDT by liberalh8ter
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To: moonshinner_09

Screw em’
If he wants his voice heard, he can vote like the rest of us. That is if he’s a US citizen and has bothered to register.


18 posted on 08/11/2011 9:41:04 AM PDT by bossmechanic (If all else fails, hit it with a hammer)
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To: moonshinner_09

“What diet plan are you trying this time?”

“Well, I gave up on Atkins, but I just started on the Zamora plan. It says in the AJC that you can lose 30 pounds in 40 days on that plan.”


19 posted on 08/11/2011 9:48:24 AM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: moonshinner_09
Let him starve! He has no problem with saddling our children with debt for the rest of their lives while they sap our resources.
20 posted on 08/11/2011 10:01:22 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; 7.62 x 51mm; ..

Ping!


21 posted on 08/11/2011 10:02:14 AM PDT by HiJinx (Old Cold Warrior)
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To: moonshinner_09
.... this puts a lot of pressure and fear in people and they are running away and hiding.

And what is supposed to be wrong with that result? After all a law without fear of application and enforcement is totally useless. Enforce the law and deport this law breaking moron and his buddy as well and any other illegal standing in support of his stupid actions. What nerve!

22 posted on 08/11/2011 10:08:52 AM PDT by Ron H. (Loving my Deering Goodtime 2 Classic)
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To: moonshinner_09

After 40 days he’s cheating!!

He should be dead!


23 posted on 08/11/2011 10:13:39 AM PDT by dalereed (uity wise!)
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To: dalereed
After 40 days he’s cheating!!

He should be dead!

You noticed that as well. Interesting indeed.

24 posted on 08/11/2011 10:35:13 AM PDT by Ron H. (Loving my Deering Goodtime 2 Classic)
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To: moonshinner_09

Let him die... it is his choice... and we are still a free nation... and SHUT THE BORDERS DOWN!

LLS


25 posted on 08/11/2011 11:03:53 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Certified Al Palin Hobbit Terrorist)
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To: moonshinner_09

Won’t take as many pall bearers this way.


26 posted on 08/11/2011 11:39:10 AM PDT by greatplains
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To: moonshinner_09

Most people would be unable to rise from a bed after 40 days, most die after 45-50.

That he can sit in a chair and hand someone a letter at 40 days would suggest he is cheating.


27 posted on 08/11/2011 12:05:01 PM PDT by Dominick ("Freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought." - JP II)
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