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Squawk of the day - April 25, 2013

"It is time to stop allowing Muslims and unskilled and uneducated people from around the world, especially Mexico and Central America, into our country. Any new immigrants should be screened and complete background checks made to determine their education, religion, financial situation and skills and to determine their usefulness to the U.S."

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dickyboy 11 months, 4 weeks ago

Glad they didn't do that back in the 20's and 30's..not many of us would be here... but I do agree there must be stricter laws...times have changed..

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waltspecht 11 months, 4 weeks ago

Really? I believe an imigrant had to have a someone with citizenship say they would be responsible for them. They had to have a means of support, a waiting job. They had to have basic skills and knowledge. Plus they were health screened. Of course you could prove me wrong.

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alleebrin 11 months, 4 weeks ago

Then so be it!! I totally agree with this squawker! I have worked very, very hard to the social security entitlement I receive today, and I begrudge sharing it with anyone who hasn't contributed to the program.

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lowercasejesus 11 months, 4 weeks ago

Well intentioned squawk but im guessing 10th grade education at best.

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erock 11 months, 4 weeks ago

I agree wholeheartedly squaker. They (the immigrants) should be responsible for all the fees, and we should mark it up and actually generate some revenue from it. Oh, and by the way, NO REFUNDS.

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Sherwood_Eagle_Alum 11 months, 4 weeks ago

I'm not sure if the squawker would have passed said requirements.

...and we wonder why Southerners get picked on in movies and tv shows.

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ObjectiveEyes 11 months, 4 weeks ago

It was reported yesterday that there are over 450,000 people residing in the US that are on the FBI's terrorist watch list...including the oldest (now dead) Boston Marathon bombers. Less than 5% of those on the list are citizens. It seems pretty clear to me...if they are on the watch list they need to be given a one way ticket back to their country of origina and not allowed back. There is no way to monitor that many potential terrorists...so get them the heck out of here before they have an opportunity to attack us. Reports indicate the older brother, wife and child were all welfare for crying out loud. They came, took advantage of our generosity, then proceeded to kill and maim innocent men, women and children. Stop all of the political correctness bs.

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Sherwood_Eagle_Alum 11 months, 4 weeks ago

Islamic Radicals --> Muslims

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Westboro Baptist Church --> Christians

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RedEric 11 months, 4 weeks ago

Have you read the Koran? If not, I suggest you read the section called "the women" and report back the rule for treating a deceased Muslim males widow and daughters. It is sick. It is a sick religion and there is absolutely no comparison to any Christian sect. The comparison is ignorant Sherwood. Redeem yourself.

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Sherwood_Eagle_Alum 11 months, 4 weeks ago

Any widowed woman must wait a certain period of time before remarrying as to not create confusion in case she is pregnant. Yes, there are passages that refer to women as possessions and Islam is considered oppressive to women. I recall a time in our own Christian country's past where women were oppressed...heck anyone who wasn't a straight white male owning property was oppressed.

You can't judge Islam by the actions of extremists who pervert the religion for their own agenda. You also can't judge Christians by the actions of Westboro. I am not a Muslim, rather I am a Christian who simply tries to treat others as Christ commanded me.

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VSU 11 months, 4 weeks ago

I agree with Sherwood on some points. Not all muslims are bad people, just like all christians are not good people.

We condemn Muslims for the terrorists attacks, but at the same time we have our own people to watch over as well.

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RedEric 11 months, 4 weeks ago

Not good enough. Koran, the women, 4.23. If you have not had sex with the mother whom you have taken in. You may have sex with the daughters. This Sherwood is sick. This is a sick religion.

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Sherwood_Eagle_Alum 11 months, 4 weeks ago

This just proves my point about it being oppressive to women. Women are viewed more as property than people. As I said before, I am not Muslim, nor do I put much stock in the Quran, but to label anyone who practices Islam an evil person just because of their beliefs is ignorant. There are plenty of Christian sects who pervert the teachings of Christ to promote their own agenda.

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FryarTuk 11 months, 4 weeks ago

Squawker: " Any new immigrants should be screened and complete background checks . . . " Ooh the right wing extremist won't like that. Nooo background checks and for sure no complete ones. Look for Wayne LaP to issue a statement.

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ZCorp 11 months, 4 weeks ago

We are Americans, We are all Immigrants. There is Good and Bad . We need to help each other. I do not know the answer. America in the year 2020 will be an interesting place, God Bless us all.

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gotanyfacts 11 months, 4 weeks ago

By your thinking, the whole world is made up of nothing but immigrants. Actually, you have to immigrate to be an immigrant. Being born to parents who immigrated does not make one an immigrant, though some countries may classify such offspring as immigrants for legal or political reasons. Many want to broaden the definition but doing so too broadly makes the term meaningless.

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VSU 11 months, 4 weeks ago

Right on, our anscestors might have came here hundreds of years ago, but that does not make us immigrants. We are legal US citizens.

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FryarTuk 11 months, 4 weeks ago

As S.I. Hayakawa says, "we stole it fair and square."

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DRTexas 11 months, 4 weeks ago

From other groups who also stole it fair and square.

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VSU 11 months, 4 weeks ago

My point is I am a legal US Citizen by current law, regardless what happened hundreds of years ago.

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waltspecht 11 months, 4 weeks ago

Now, is there more backdoor imigration than formal, follow the rules imigration? Just how many Middle Eastern Citizens continue to visit Chicago to give birth so their children have Citizenship status and then skip out on the medical bills? This was and probably still is a standard practice there. Then there are those Hispanic crossing the Southern border doing the same thing. Shouldn't the taxpaying citizens resent this, just a little?

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DRTexas 11 months, 4 weeks ago

You have no idea how extensive it is. My Sister-in-law works for the Health Dept. on the border. Nearly half of her "clients" live in Mexico. And there is nothing she can do about it by law.

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rock 11 months, 4 weeks ago

The current POTUS couldn't pass these!

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RedEric 11 months, 4 weeks ago

Bob Beckel is a liberal democrat on the Fox show The Five. He has been going off the past few days about cleaning out all of the Muslim and Chinese students until we get a method and rules to assure our safety. Chinese students especially are being taught computer science, going home and hacking our industrial secrets. It is government sponsored industrial espionage. We are the most innovative country in the world. Most new ideas come from us. This regime allows counties to steal this valuable information all in the name of globalization, one world government. Sun Tzu says attack the weak places. Our weak place is Washington, D.C.

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PatrickY2K 11 months, 4 weeks ago

Bob Beckel is not a liberal democrat. Fox just labels him that, so they can claim to be fair and balanced. Suggesting that we ship out people based on religion is CRAZY!

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ObjectiveEyes 11 months, 4 weeks ago

How about based on being on the "terrorist watch list?"

And, Beckel worked for JFK's presidential campaign, was assistant deputy Sec of State for Carter and worked for the Gary Hart campaign. But, he's not a liberal? You really should do some research before you make such idiotic statements. Not a liberal, he says....

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ginny 11 months, 4 weeks ago

If Bob Beckel is not a liberal democrat, there has never been nor will there ever be a liberal democrat.

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bigbob 11 months, 4 weeks ago

The worst part of this bombing is the bomber was on welfare. Again i will say libtards are destroying this country. Now their giving muslum terrorist welfare to purchase their bombs with. Wake up people.

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Shinedownfan 11 months, 4 weeks ago

And the 19 year old had a Beemer and the older brother had a Porshe, whats up with that???

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waltspecht 11 months, 4 weeks ago

They have also stated on the news the older Brother was thought to support his family through Marajuana sales. Somehow, someone has got to do a better job of following the money to asure it didn't come from sources limked to Terror.

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Cartman 11 months, 4 weeks ago

And who do you propose to be the judge of someones usefulness? You might not like who they let in and who they keep out.

I suggest that we have fewer laws; not more.

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agirl_25 11 months, 4 weeks ago

Look up the EB-5 Immigrant-Investment program the US Congress created in 1990 and enacted in 1992. As long as there are visas given like this, and as long as immigrant families can scrape together the initial investment to send one person to the US, and as long as there is a Quik Mart to buy, they will come.

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hotdog 11 months, 4 weeks ago

Christians have killed way more people infanatical ways...check your history

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RedEric 11 months, 4 weeks ago

The Chatholic Church was chosen as the church for Rome because it's organization most closely matched that of the Roman Empire. The CHURCH burned heritics. The message of Jesus does not condon that. Christianity and churches many times do not follow each other.

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FryarTuk 11 months, 4 weeks ago

"In hoc signo vinces, baby!" -my boy Constantine I, 4th Century AD

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hotdog 11 months, 4 weeks ago

I bet the Native Americans wish they would have had that immigaration policy in place you speak of

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VSU 11 months, 4 weeks ago

Those laws were not in effect back then. If they were, just think, you would not be alive today to write that comment.

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DRTexas 11 months, 4 weeks ago

Most "Native Americans" are descendents of the immigrants that killed off or assimilated with the previous "Native Americans" after they migrated across the land bridge between Alaska and Mongolia. Not politically correct, but confirmed through DNA

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Somebody 11 months, 4 weeks ago

Ironic that America pays somebody who then sets up bombs to hurt and kill the hands that fed them. Beware, with Obama and his joke of FBI & Homeland security. It will happen again when you least expect it. Those Boston bombers went in and made it look easy. Do you really feel safe?

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stc1993 11 months, 4 weeks ago

THey should of had Richard Jewel on duty. He would of spotted them backpacks & saved lives like he did in Atlanta. He might not of done it again though after the way he was treated.

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FryarTuk 11 months, 4 weeks ago

That poor fellow was treated disgracefully even after his innocence was proved.

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agirl_25 11 months, 4 weeks ago

True and so sad he died so young but I am glad he died a hero.

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erudite 11 months, 3 weeks ago

This is the comment that I was waiting for. A concise summary of the intolerance, bigotry, and pure hatred that emanates the true Albany citizen.

The rise of the right wing Neo-Nazi, KKK groups are revving up for demonstrations. I am sure the poster of the original squawk is busy bleaching his white sheet. (Notice that demonstration starts with demon.)

I cannot believe (well, actually I do because this is SWGA) that the person responsible for choosing the squawk to go online chose this one. There are two options: the person agrees with the comment or the person wanted interaction.

I will be leaving the area; as a white person, I feel the ethnic and religious oppression. My parents raised me better than to hate; I do not treat anyone badly. When a person treats me badly, i turn the other cheek and occupy my time with doing good and thinking good. No hate.

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