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Comment Archives: stories: News & Views: Add It Up

Re: “No refugees need apply

And this:

Posted by CautionIsRight on 01/12/2016 at 4:21 PM

Re: “No refugees need apply

CL, you have misrepresented the information provided by the State Department.

The spokesman said that the 2% figure applied to single males who were 'unattached to families' -- this is an important distinction. The spokesman further stated that the split between men and women was 50/50, with more men than women, and that only 2.5% of those men (who are 'attached to families') are over the age of 60.

Posted by Truth on 01/11/2016 at 6:17 PM

Re: “No refugees need apply

"The Volag pockets 25% of every transportation loan it collects from refugees it 'sponsors'."

Not a credible source. See below:…

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Posted by Mark from Atlanta on 01/01/2016 at 8:41 PM

Re: “No refugees need apply


a. $1,850 per refugee (including children) from the State Department.

b. Up to $2,200 for each refugee by participating in a U.S. DHHS program known as Matching Grant. To get the $2,200, the Volag need only show it spent $200 and gave away $800 worth of donated clothes, furniture or cars.

c. The Volag pockets 25% of every transportation loan it collects from refugees it “sponsors”.

d. All Volag expenses and overhead in the Washington, DC HQ are paid by the U.S. government.

e. For their refugee programs, Volags collect money from all federal grant programs – “Marriage Initiative”, “Faith-based”, “Ownership Society”, etc., as well as from various state and local grants.

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Posted by barrycdog on 01/01/2016 at 8:07 PM

Re: “No refugees need apply

President Obama's Director of National Intelligence James Clapper reported yesterday that ISIS is using the refugee stream to come to the U.S. btw you left off the number of Americans killed by Radical Islamic terrorists this week. 14.

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Posted by jeffbeamer on 12/10/2015 at 11:07 AM

Re: “Stars behind bars

Is it that only people of color are committing crimes in Atlanta, or are they the only ones getting caught? Linda Schrenko does not count as a star; she is simply another greedy politician with her hand in the till. Genarlow Wilson is neither a star, nor a criminal; he's just a kid who used extremely poor judgment. Funny that Dany Heatley of the Atlanta Thrashers, whose actions killed someone, is not mentioned in this piece.

Posted by S. Clark on 07/14/2007 at 7:47 AM

Re: “Diversity 101

I truly enjoyed reading this information, and I even forwarded this information through my e-mail pipeline. This should be front page news on the cover of the AJC. Thank you, Creative Loafing.

Posted by Tonya on 07/12/2007 at 3:31 PM

Re: “Pits for PeachCare

What amazes me is that the people who can afford to pay, pay less. I have insurance and recently my husband spent a few hours in the hospital. We received a bill for $3476 while my insurance company paid 100%, their "negoiated rate" was $1634, less than 50% of the billed amount. That's some discount for my company, which perhaps as a result can better pay my salary and that of my fellow employees, but makes me wonder what I would be up against if ever uninsured. If $1634 is a fair price for services rendered, why should the uninsured pay double?

Posted by Toshi on 03/19/2007 at 12:36 PM

Re: “Pits for PeachCare

Not everybody who can't afford health insurance is a slob. Figure that out first. Then consider that some of the money being spent on the Iraq war (which really is a lot, you must admit) is being removed from where it has otherwise gone, and that social services in the US are indeed being cut. I mean, that's fine if you don't need any, because it sounds like you don't.

Posted by MC on 02/17/2007 at 7:36 PM

Re: “Pits for PeachCare

It figures that this liberal rag would equate the war on Iraq with the war on the poor. Shoot CL - why do kids need insurance anyway? Think about it - old people die, not young ones - unless they are in Iraq in which case they are dying for a good cause. Please support our troops and stop putting them in harms way with your cut and run tactics. Just think if we didn't invade Iraq then all these kids would have health insurance and then their parents would not go to work anymore because they have anything handed to them - face it people, it's human nature - then Iraq would still be under a dictatorship with electricity, schools, clean water and no car bombs and the US would have all its childrens insured but no one would work and then it would be a socialist state and someone would have to liberate us from the socialist dictator and then we would have the car bombs and no water and no schools or electricity BUT on the bright side when the troops blow the faces right off our kids then they would be able to at least get healthcare - it's hardly worth all that CL. Get a life you liberal slobs.

Posted by Vince on 02/17/2007 at 1:29 PM

Re: “Pits for PeachCare

Isn't this country designed for the rich to get richer and for the poor to get exploited and suffer?

Posted by L Holloway on 02/15/2007 at 1:56 PM

Re: “Eye of the beholder

Kyle, what if the cops came looking for you to arrest you for your arrogant stupidity but instead killed your mama? Wouldn't it be your fault? Let's not lose sight that the cops did not correctly identify themselves and did not take the proper precautionary measures to ensure that no innocent lives were taken. I feel for her family but I feel worse for you because your uncaring soul is cold and dead.

Posted by Vince on 12/08/2006 at 7:54 PM

Re: “Eye of the beholder

How about 37? The number of drug transactions that probably took place at the house in the last week. Let's not forget why the cops were there in the first place. It's not as though they kicked in the door intending to kill an old lady. How about placing the blame on the relatives who were selling drugs out of her house?

Posted by Kyle on 12/07/2006 at 9:53 PM

Re: “Vanishing antiques

Bizarre. Can't wait for the Publix.

Posted by heidi on 10/27/2006 at 4:58 PM

Re: “Immigrant nation

help with resident card thakns and good bye

Posted by pascual juan pedro on 10/09/2006 at 11:08 AM

Re: “Illegal increase

Whatever they do to curb the illegal immigration here is a blessing. We need to crack down on all this activitiy. I say Put the employers in jail too.

Posted by Lee Ann Corrales on 09/09/2006 at 9:36 AM

Re: “Barnes ain't noble

Sounds like to me that Barnes is well aware of what a stinker his "film" was/is and is using this suit to try and make SOME money off of it. Lord knows it couldn't have been profitable up until this point. Plus, Barnes knows how radio works and what kind of pranks (plenty of which he willingly participated in while part of the Morning X) radio shows will play – especially morning shows. He KNEW about the screening prior to it’s occurrence – and, had he really wanted to do something to stop it, he could have easily sent a lawyer/letter to 99X beforehand to prevent it - but back then he apparently still thought he had something worth promoting on his hands. So he let it slide and made the snide comments about "free press," etc. So now it's time for his former mates/friends to pay up - for being a morning show!? For doing the same kinds of things he did as part of the Morning X?!?! Please! I suppose there may be some legal merit to the case, but I doubt it will pay off in the sums he seeks. And it's a pretty lame thing to do - this far after the fact - to primarily, the people that made you who you are in the first place. Barnes, suck it up and take it like a man for a change!

Posted by Brandon on 08/10/2006 at 9:41 PM

Re: “Loss of vision

Amount paid out for the $2 million in renovations: $0.00

Posted by Leland on 08/03/2006 at 10:33 AM

Re: “Airport dirt

Look, Alyssa, I'm not sure who to point fingers at on this one. You see, the history books show that the old mail-delivery flight-path flew over Birmingham, until the mayor of Atlanta convinced the Feds (with motorcycle escort and huge fanfare) not to let the mail route fly over Birmingham, and guess what??? Old mayor Hartsfield pulled some strings with a little Coca-cola money, and kaboom! The Feds were convinced that the old airfield was sound for the future. Well, if you've ever driven around the perimeter of the airport, one might realize just how much property has been frozen over the years to create big boy. The damn dirt for the new 5th runway was excavated and conveyed about three miles to the site to provide the ground-pack that is needed to ensure year after year of solid flight landing. What's rather admirable is that the developers actually saved a burial site within the confines of the new runway, that is still accessible by those who qualify... So when we talk about a runway design that began in the 1980's, of course we name the mayor by default. Think about what Atlanta was in the early 80's befor you go ahead with the undressing of Mayor Campbell. Think, Alyssa, there was no Novare Group to swoop in on a magic carpet to devour intown blight in the name of tax brackets. So, when peoiple attack Mayor Campbell, realize what the damn city must have looked like during his tenure. The man was hamstrung by good-old-boy Buckhead politics. thank-god we' ve moved an inch or so beyond that(Mayor Campbell was the fall guy for the old Gold Club, whose building still stands, because Bell South wanted that whole block)so it's easy to drill holes in him, even though he did take bribes. Focus your ire onto Vrenon Jones, and tell me he ain't fuckin' around with funds to satisfy his North DeKald constituents. Trust me, Brent

Posted by brentwood on 05/29/2006 at 5:59 AM

Re: “Don't believe the hype

The movie was very good and had a positive message behind the behavior of "trying" to a drug dealer. People should watch the movie first, before hating on it.

Posted by Nikki on 04/17/2006 at 10:59 AM

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