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Syrian Refugees

Andrew Samtoy
on Dec 01, 2015

Ohio Governor John Kasich, on the presidential campaign trail, says this state should accept no Syrian refugees amid concerns terrorists might be entering the country posing as refugees. Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson, meanwhile, says this city would welcome them. And Akron Councilman Russ Neal says his city must continue to be open to immigrants and refugees.

http://www.ideastream.org/programs/sound-of-ideas/syrian-refugees


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What do you think - should we welcome Syrian refugees into Northeast Ohio, or work to keep them out?

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on 2017-07-25T14:34:06+00:00
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Jamison Harned
on Dec 01, 2015
"I have no idea where to begin on this one. It's not that I expect you to change your mind as you..."
Jamison Harned
on Dec 01, 2015
"Cliff, you must read a little deeper into your history on this one, and not cherry pic your..."
Jamison Harned
on Dec 01, 2015
"This is a politically misleading and an outrageous comment. Many politicians pedal in fear..."
Jamison Harned
on Dec 01, 2015
"1)  Mary, Joseph, and Jesus were not refugees, but were reporting for a mandatory census ..."
Cliff Skalba
on Dec 01, 2015
"Republicans do have a point... How can the Federal government properly screen refugees,when the..."
Cliff Skalba
on Dec 01, 2015
"Of one thing I`m sure.. If there is a terrorist coming to the USA,the NRA will have an assault..."
Cliff Skalba
on Dec 01, 2015
"When I was a boy,"IKE" was President.. All school children had to practice the  "Duck and Cover"..."
Cliff Skalba
on Dec 01, 2015
"Republican Mike Doivilla claims to know about the Middle East..He said,the actions of the USA..."

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Jamison Harned
on Dec 01, 2015 - 5:48 pm

1)  Mary, Joseph, and Jesus were not refugees, bu were reporting for a mandatory census

2) This issue needs to stop being political an pundits and representatives need to respond accordingly. Some conservative reservation are truly about security. How do you mange the threat of a terrorist gainin entry into the US. Leen is already here, and a willing participant in ou system, where a terrorist would not be a willing participant. So if taking moment to assess the situation is abhorrent, how do we assess and mitigate thi risk?

3) National policy can’t be made for the individua but should be focused on the national good

4) Why do you think that our native born citizen don’t know the pledge of allegiance, when it’s not allowed to be taught i schools anymore because it mentions God and may injure someone’s delicat feelings. 

5) This is a complex issue and shouldn't be dismissed with simplistic answers.  

 
Cliff Skalba
on Dec 01, 2015 - 12:03 pm
Republicans do have a point... How can the Federal government properly screen refugees,when the government is shut down by those same Republicans,every few months..??  
Cliff Skalba
on Dec 01, 2015 - 10:14 am
Of one thing I`m sure.. If there is a terrorist coming to the USA,the NRA will have an assault weapon,ready and waiting.. 
Cliff Skalba
on Dec 01, 2015 - 9:41 am
When I was a boy,"IKE" was President.. All school children had to practice the  "Duck and Cover" exercise.. Thanks to JFK,that regiment of fear ended...We all could stand tall..Conservatives sell fear...It works for them.. Hide under desks.. Hide behind walls.. Duct tape yourselves into a room.. They call that leadership..  

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Jamison Harned
on Dec 01, 2015
This is a politically misleading and an outrageous comment. Many politicians pedal in fear mongering, and it isn't restricted to a particular party. This is just a continuation of misinformation and in intellectually dishonest. How do you contribute to a bad situation when all you do seem to want to do is throw stones and posture. If it was in the interest of political discourse, maybe, but this is just banter.   
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Cliff Skalba
on Dec 01, 2015 - 9:31 am

Republican Mike Doivilla claims to know about the Middle East..He said,the actions of the USA have no effect on Muslim radicalization.. He must have forgotten about a fellow named Bin Laden.. His plot against the USA began when he saw US Military is his  Saudi Arabia,defiling his religion`s piety..  Too bad you can`t find either honest or informed Conservatives..

 

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Jamison Harned
on Dec 01, 2015
Cliff, you must read a little deeper into your history on this one, and not cherry pic your points. Ultimately, you're making the point that we somehow earned the attack because we assisted our ally. We were invited in to assist in blocking their aggressive neighbor from advancing into their country. As this is what allies do, and was in our national interest to do so. Evil/bad people do evil/bad things when good people fail to do something.  
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Cliff Skalba
on Nov 30, 2015 - 6:31 pm
The Paris terror attacks were a blessing from God.. It allowed Republicans to skip the questions posed by Fox Business at the Republican debate,and allowed them to do what Conservatives to best...demonize and hate monger..Bill Clinton................. 240,000 new jobs per monthBarrack Obama.........107,000 new jobs per monthGeorge Bush...............13,000 new jobs per month..Bush 41 and Reagan were even worse,with negative numbers...Don`t answers for those Republican fails..

Pres Obama has been waiting 2 years for the Republican Congress to take up war authorization ...No such luck.. Domestic terror attacks have been performed by and endless stream of Right wing nuts.. Shaken out of their nut trees by Conservative`s hate video.. NO CONSERVATIVE CAN DELIVER DOMESTIC TRANQUILITY,BECAUSE THEY CAUSE THE UNREST.. From hate videos about Planned Parenthood,and deaths in Colorado.. To Muslim hate videos that got 4 Americans killed in Benghazi.. Hate speech on 2000 radio channels,that gave us attacks in churches,movie theaters,and political rallies.. HOW..?? will the United States survive such an assault..??????

 

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Jamison Harned
on Dec 01, 2015
I have no idea where to begin on this one. It's not that I expect you to change your mind as you are clearly closed off to political discourse, and the development of new ideas. Your numbers are selective at best, and don't account for the private industry innovations ongoing at the time that had nothing to do with who was president. The so called "hate videos", thanks for the all caps by the way are by no means hate. Plan Parenthood did those things and now must answer for it. It is not easy to plan the way forward and they have the right to remain open, but if you accept public funds you must adhere to a higher standard of ethical behavior and scrutiny.  This is by no means a defense of a mad man, that should receive the max penalty under the law, and possibly a capital punishment pending the facts of the case. To finish with the Benghazi point, it wasn't a video that caused that. Even the left admits to it being a preplanned attack. It's shameful that you would rather use this politically, rather than be remorseful of the loss, and angered by the offense OUR country received that day. I am thankful that we are able to have this interchange, and hope that this proves helpful to either you or some other political junky/enthusiast that reads through our comments.  
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Cliff Skalba
on Nov 30, 2015 - 4:30 pm
When you cannot govern,create a side show.. Divide the nation.. Create an atmosphere of mistrust and hatred.. ..This is Nationalism.. aka Nazism..Syrian refugees..?? Thanks to the honest journalism on the DR Show,we know they aren`t all from Syria.. 1.9 million refugees from the Iraq invasion.. Millions more from Afghanistan,Egypt,and Lybia... If we had honest journalists they could ask the refugees exactly where they`re from.. If we had honest journalists,we`d already know the Paris terrorist attacks were done by EU nationalists,not Syrians.. Terrorists would not spend 18 to 24 months in a refugee internment camp,when they can waltz in on a tourist visa.. If the Lame Stream media weren`t so lame,the public would be aware of this already..