Thursday, June 05, 2014

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What’s Causing theUpswing of Contagious Diseases in the United States?

 The strict enforcement of our laws, and especially the imposition of one hundred dollars fine for bringing to our ports any ease of a contagious character, have occasioned some improvement in the inspection made by ships' doctors at European ports. At the port of embarkation the immigrants' names are recorded upon lists or manifests, each list containing about thirty names. After each name the steamship officials are required by law to record answers to a certain number of queries relating to the immigrant.

1903 Passenger Manifests

Seton 12 of the act of 1903 provides that the manifests shall state, in answer to the questions at the top of the manifest sheet:

  • The over representation of tuberculosis in foreign-born communities suggests one of two things, either the INS is not up to snuff in requiring proper documentation for entering immigrants, or immigrants from China and Mexico are coming to the United States illegally with these diseases and are not subject to normal INS protocol designed to keep diseases from getting into the country. Regardless of which possibility is responsible, this represents a direct threat to the populace of the United States.   Ahem
    The full name, age and sex ;
  • whether married or single;
  • the calling or occupation;
  • whether able to read or write;
  • the nationality;
  • the race;
  • the last residence;
  • the seaport of landing in the United States;
  • the final destination, if any, beyond the port of landing;
  • whether having a ticket through to such final destination;
  • whether the alien has paid his own passage, or whether it has been paid by any other person or by any corporation, society, municipality, or government, and if so, by whom;
  • whether in possession of thirty dollars, and if less, how much;
  • whether going to join a relative or friend and if so, what relative or friend, and his name and complete address;
  • whether ever before in the United States, and if so, when and where;
  • whether ever in prison or almshouse or an institution or hospital for the care and treatment of the insane or supported by charity;
  • whether a polygamist;
  • whether an anarchist;
  • whether coming by reason of any offer, solicitation, promise or agreement, expressed or implied, to perform labor in the United States, and
  • what is the alien's condition of health, mental and physical, and whether deformed or crippled, and if so, for how long and from what cause.
The master or first officer and the ship's surgeon are required by the same law to make oath before an immigration officer at the port of arrival that the lists manifests are to the best of their knowledge and belief true, and that none of the aliens belongs to any of the excluded classes.

Read more: How Immigrants Are Inspected at Ellis Island circa 1903

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        John McCain Flip Flops On Sgt. Bergdahl Swap. Are You Surprised?

Senator John McCain, the most booked Sunday talk show guest has a big problem when it comes to the Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl prisoner swap that President Obama signed off on. Originally he was all for the trade of prisoners back in February, but if you listen to him now, it's like that never ever happened. Scarce properly called him out over it by saying: The craven politics of John McCain are nothing new. They aren't, but what's just as frustrating is that CNN had the chance to question him on his new position, but failed to do so. Will the media ever call him on it?

Why Did He Do It Now?

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Here's the real question.  Why?  Why now?  Obama knew that by giving congress a 30 minute heads-up, instead of the by-law required 30 days, there would be a firestorm.   This was always going to be for him a lose-lose political action, and yet he did it anyway.  Why?  I've had stuff swirling about in my minimalist brain, and this is the best I could come up with.

Obama has planned a "terrorist action" so devastating that he can use it to declare martial law- a total lock down- and rule imperiously.  I mean more imperiously than usual.  A glitch of some kind developed, and his al-Qaeda benefactors desperately needed leadership from the likes of the Gitmo Dream Team.  The pretext, also suggested by his "advisors," was a swap for Taliban captive, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.  It's likely that Obama did not anticipate that Bergdahl's back story of treason and desertion would be noticed, if he even knew himself.  Gird-up!

By the by, here's the most precious (and oh-so telling) thing in the aftermath. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) warned Wednesday that Republican lawmakers would call for President Obama’s impeachment if he released more prisoners from Guantanamo Bay without congressional approval.

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HEADS-UP ! Metzger seems to have found a partial explanation

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