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Comment Archives: Stories: News & Views: First Person

Re: “Monica Helms, transsexual Navy veteran

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Posted by ryangomez on 05/03/2016 at 5:50 PM

Re: “Kenny Hollis, head-trauma survivor with no short-term memory

Hey my names aaron i have ran into kenny at the gas station he works at on many occasions over the past few years. He never surprises me with his kindness and willingness to open up to a complete stranger. Its so awesome that someone did this story on him its amazing! One of the strongest people i know! Kenny your amazing!

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Posted by aaron22as on 01/14/2016 at 9:56 AM

Re: “Kenny Hollis, head-trauma survivor with no short-term memory

I live next to this gas station and I remember buying cigarettes years ago. He was very warm and welcoming. He told me that I should quit smoking and conversed with me for a little bit. He was very nice! I said maybe one day. Now I don't smoke anymore! :)

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Posted by Leyna Nguyen on 01/14/2016 at 9:54 AM

Re: “First Person: Dr. Heval Mohamed Kelli, Syrian refugee

Thank you for this story. It was a lovely read!

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Posted by Cassie on 12/28/2015 at 12:02 PM

Re: “First Person: Dr. Heval Mohamed Kelli, Syrian refugee

I found this to be an inspirational topic, a refugee Family's journey from political persecution into a safe environment that affords opportunity to individuals willing to work hard and contribute to the common-good. Very insightful presentation of the affirmative aspects of an ongoing pan-European issue.

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Posted by Saratoga on 12/28/2015 at 10:23 AM

Re: “First Person: Dr. Heval Mohamed Kelli, Syrian refugee

“Why don't you go to a hospital and watch?”
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LOL. I worked in medicine for 30 years before I semi-retired, but I guess that real world experience does not count as much as your armchair ideological fantasies.

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Posted by Mark from Atlanta on 12/28/2015 at 9:50 AM

Re: “First Person: Dr. Heval Mohamed Kelli, Syrian refugee

"Let's get to the issue: in your far-left view, you use 'healthcare access' as a euphemism for single payer healthcare, with the Federal Government in charge."
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Every single European country is "far left"? Whose world view is skewed?

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Posted by Mark from Atlanta on 12/28/2015 at 9:49 AM

Re: “First Person: Dr. Heval Mohamed Kelli, Syrian refugee

@ Mark from Atlanta
"My bad, I thought you realized that healthcare was more than just the ER.."

Why don't you go to a hospital and watch? Healthcare provided for those who cannot pay can go far beyond the ER, provided the patient consents.

Let's get to the issue: in your far-left view, you use "healthcare access" as a euphemism for single payer healthcare, with the Federal Government in charge.

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Posted by Burroughston Broch on 12/28/2015 at 9:24 AM

Re: “First Person: Dr. Heval Mohamed Kelli, Syrian refugee

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"Name one person you know who has been denied treatment at a Georgia hospital because they could not pay."
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My bad, I thought you realized that healthcare was more than just the ER.

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Posted by Mark from Atlanta on 12/28/2015 at 8:38 AM

Re: “First Person: Dr. Heval Mohamed Kelli, Syrian refugee

@ Voxpopuli
"I'll presume you do and its just a simple interpretation error."

In percentage terms, Georgia's population increase was 5.44%, tied for 12th place. In absolute terms, Georgia's population increase was 527,504, all alone in 4th place.

I repeat: Rapid population growth is difficult for governments to handle, even if the added population brings in proportionate increases in government income, which Syrian immigrants will not bring. They will be a tax burden - check on the stress in the EU and the UK with their rapid influx of immigrants.

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Posted by Burroughston Broch on 12/28/2015 at 8:01 AM

Re: “First Person: Dr. Heval Mohamed Kelli, Syrian refugee

"The estimated Georgia population in 2015 is 10,214,860, making Georgia the 8th most populous state. Georgia has been in the 10 largest since 2010. You obviously don't bother checking sources."

You do know the difference between "population" and "population GROWTH" correct? You bought up population GROWTH and that's what we were discussing.

I'll presume you do and its just a simple interpretation error.

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Posted by Voxpopuli on 12/28/2015 at 2:22 AM

Re: “First Person: Dr. Heval Mohamed Kelli, Syrian refugee

@ Mark from Atlanta
Name one person you know who has been denied treatment at a Georgia hospital because they could not pay.
Then name one who has been denied access for any reason.

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Posted by Burroughston Broch on 12/28/2015 at 12:47 AM

Re: “First Person: Dr. Heval Mohamed Kelli, Syrian refugee

"healthcare access is an issue in rural areas only."
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In Rightwing Fantasy World.

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Posted by Mark from Atlanta on 12/27/2015 at 11:35 PM

Re: “First Person: Dr. Heval Mohamed Kelli, Syrian refugee

@ Voxpopuli
"Yeah because the additional population growth would be such a big negative for a state? (Even with taking in Syrians GA wouldnt be in top ten)"

Rapid population growth is difficult for governments to handle, even if the added population brings in proportionate increases in government income, which Syrian immigrants will not bring. They will be a tax burden - check on the stress in the EU and the UK with their rapid influx of immigrants.

The estimated Georgia population in 2015 is 10,214,860, making Georgia the 8th most populous state. Georgia has been in the 10 largest since 2010. You obviously don't bother checking sources.

"If you don't feel that Islamophobia is a base part of the reason then I've got a bridge in Brooklyn to sell you."

I'm not a Deal supporter, but I agree with this decision. He has publicly stated his reasons. If you have a different opinion, that is your right, as hare-brained as your opinion is.

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Posted by Burroughston Broch on 12/27/2015 at 11:03 PM

Re: “First Person: Dr. Heval Mohamed Kelli, Syrian refugee

" given the continued high population growth in this state"

Yeah because the additional population growth would be such a big negative for a state? (Even with taking in Syrians GA wouldnt be in top ten)

Deals reason is A) He's a Republican Governor B) He is a Governor of a Southern State

If you don't feel that Islamophobia is a base part of the reason then I've got a bridge in Brooklyn to sell you.

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Posted by Voxpopuli on 12/27/2015 at 8:26 PM

Re: “First Person: Dr. Heval Mohamed Kelli, Syrian refugee

@ Question Man
"Isn't Deal's reason for banning Syrians either Islamaphobia or fear of straying from Republican orthodoxy?."

Why don't you ask him or read press reports rather than post idle conjecture?

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Posted by Burroughston Broch on 12/27/2015 at 5:23 PM

Re: “First Person: Dr. Heval Mohamed Kelli, Syrian refugee

@ Mark from Atlanta
"The primary issues are jobs and healthcare access."

The primary issues for US citizens today are security and jobs; healthcare access is an issue is rural areas only.
After we have taken care of US citizens, then we should concern ourselves with immigrants. Not the other way around.

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Posted by Burroughston Broch on 12/27/2015 at 5:21 PM

Re: “First Person: Dr. Heval Mohamed Kelli, Syrian refugee

Isn't Deal's reason for banning Syrians either Islamaphobia or fear of straying from Republican orthodoxy?

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Posted by Question Man on 12/27/2015 at 3:44 PM

Re: “First Person: Dr. Heval Mohamed Kelli, Syrian refugee

"Settle immigrants in areas that are losing population or have stable population rather than in areas where population is quickly increasing and infrastructure is taxed. For example: states of Illinois, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and West Virginia..."
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The primary issues are jobs and healthcare access. Compared to most of those states the job picture is not too bad. If our governor would set aside his far right ideology and accept the Medicaid expansion the healthcare would be available too.

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Posted by Mark from Atlanta on 12/27/2015 at 3:37 PM

Re: “First Person: Dr. Heval Mohamed Kelli, Syrian refugee

@ Question Man
"Nathan Deal's refusal to help Syrians settle in Georgia is a disgrace and an embarrassment."

I agree with Gov. Deal's decision, given the continued high population growth in this state.
Settle immigrants in areas that are losing population or have stable population rather than in areas where population is quickly increasing and infrastructure is taxed.
For example: states of Illinois, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and West Virginia are increasing at less than 1% per year or losing population. Puerto Rico is decreasing by 6.75% per year. As a contrast, Georgia is increasing at 5.44% per year versus the national average of 4.10%.

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Posted by Burroughston Broch on 12/27/2015 at 11:52 AM

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