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Russian terrorists qualify for food stamps?

Original post made by excuse me???, Pleasanton Heights, on Apr 28, 2013

They came to our country in 2002 -- "Tsarnaeva arrived in the U.S. in 2002, settling in a working-class section of Cambridge, Mass. With four children, Anzor and Zubeidat qualified for food stamps and were on and off public assistance benefits for years."
Can anyone explain why these people, who ultimately killed and maimed hundreds, were allowed to collect food stamps? They came here as "refugees" and we decided to pay them to stay? Their kids went to public schools and they more than likely lived in subsidized housing. While our own citizens go without food and many live on the streets.
What is wrong with us that we allow this trash to come here under cloak of fleeing from something and then massacre our own people? I know that we have plenty of people here already who commit crimes like this -- but do we really need to open the borders to people like this who know only violence? Is it perhaps time to be a little more careful about who gets into this country?

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Posted by Dixie Recht
a resident of Canyon Oaks
on Apr 28, 2013 at 9:30 pm

i blame the unions.

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Posted by Of course
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 28, 2013 at 10:34 pm

Just like J Brown wanting to spend extra taxpayer money on schools where there are no tax payers. And our kids / parents get to suffer bigger class sizes instead.. We don't mind! Limo liberals don't care,

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Posted by enough already
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 29, 2013 at 12:08 am

I understand people may need to flee their homelands because of torture, rape, or whatever other excuses they claim to have. But if we have to take them in, can't we put them in internment camps or something where they can be forced to work as a condition of life? Just sitting around idly hatching terror plots - Fox News reported there are 1.5 million of them - doesn't seem right. And food stamps only adds insult to injury upon tax payers.

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Posted by Clive
a resident of Carlton Oaks
on Apr 29, 2013 at 1:06 am

What's becoming clearer is that the two brothers were Putin plants, all part of the attempt to deflect attention from the most serious problem facing our nation: Obama's working hand-in-glove with the Muslim Brotherhood, and all with the blessing of Putin who, beginning with a weakened Alaska, plans to invade and deprive us of our Constitutional liberties.

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Apr 29, 2013 at 9:49 am

i blame the entire problem on ice cream...yum yum...

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Posted by Bill
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Apr 29, 2013 at 1:12 pm

According to the news sources this family was granted amnesty by the US State Department. Granting amnesty is done for the protection of the individual from varying degrees of persecution in their motherland. If there was no fear for this family flying back and forth from the US and Russia, what persecution are we talking about? By the way who was paying for these flights? It costs a lot of money to fly. These people were living near the poverty level so who was paying their way for their tickets? Who was paying for the younger brother to attend college. Who paid for the material that the older brother used to make the bombs. One news source said that the older brother purchased firework mortars. I thought you had to have a pyrotechnic license in order to buy these things? Typically it takes years and years to gain citizenship. But these people were able to obtain it in 2 years????
Something really smells fishy in Denmark.
Who is watching the State Department?
We want the huddled masses yearning for freedom, but please, we do not want the world's trailer trash.

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Posted by excuse me???
a resident of Pleasanton Heights
on Apr 29, 2013 at 2:35 pm

Thank you Bill! That is my point exactly. Why do we let people from these violent countries come here just because they say they are "afraid for their lives"? So afraid that they made trips back to where "people were trying to kill them" so that they could learn to kill our citizens with bombs. The mother had no problem running away from her shoplifting charges. Some gratitude to her adoptive country. Shoplift in Chechnya and see where it gets you.
Time to be a whole lot more selective in who gets into this country. And for future reference -- when Russia wants the FBI to investigate this immigrant, who travels between Russia and the US, that should make the little light bulb go on. Hello FBI, you guys are too stupid for words.

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Posted by Dan
a resident of Bridle Creek
on Apr 29, 2013 at 10:21 pm

$100k in public assistance since 2002. We have a huge entitlement issue in this country.

And now there's talk about military action in Syria, so there goes our money to corporate interests as well.

As citizens, to the left and the right of the political spectrum, we are getting screwed by our political and media class.

Enjoy the decline.


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Posted by Clive
a resident of Carlton Oaks
on Apr 29, 2013 at 10:26 pm

Gosh, who would have known?

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