“Bee Hive Jive”

Since: Apr 10

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#1 Nov 12, 2013
On this day in 1954, Ellis Island, the gateway to America, shuts it doors after processing more than 12 million immigrants since opening in 1892. Today, an estimated 40 percent of all Americans can trace their roots through Ellis Island, located in New York Harbor off the New Jersey coast and named for merchant Samuel Ellis, who owned the land in the 1770s.

On January 2, 1892, 15-year-old Annie Moore, from Ireland, became the first person to pass through the newly opened Ellis Island, which President Benjamin Harrison designated as America's first federal immigration center in 1890. Before that time, the processing of immigrants had been handled by individual states.

Not all immigrants who sailed into New York had to go through Ellis Island. First- and second-class passengers submitted to a brief shipboard inspection and then disembarked at the piers in New York or New Jersey, where they passed through customs. People in third class, though, were transported to Ellis Island, where they underwent medical and legal inspections to ensure they didn't have a contagious disease or some condition that would make them a burden to the government. Only two percent of all immigrants were denied entrance into the U.S.

Immigration to Ellis Island peaked between 1892 and 1924, during which time the 3.3-acre island was enlarged with landfill (by the 1930s it reached its current 27.5-acre size) and additional buildings were constructed to handle the massive influx of immigrants. During the busiest year of operation, 1907, over 1 million people were processed at Ellis Island.

With America's entrance into World War I, immigration declined and Ellis Island was used as a detention center for suspected enemies. Following the war, Congress passed quota laws and the Immigration Act of 1924, which sharply reduced the number of newcomers allowed into the country and also enabled immigrants to be processed at U.S. consulates abroad. After 1924, Ellis Island switched from a processing center to serving other purposes, such as a detention and deportation center for illegal immigrants, a hospital for wounded soldiers during World War II and a Coast Guard training center. In November 1954, the last detainee, a Norwegian merchant seaman, was released and Ellis Island officially closed.

Beginning in 1984, Ellis Island underwent a $160 million renovation, the largest historic restoration project in U.S. history. In September 1990, the Ellis Island Immigration Museum opened to the public and today is visited by almost 2 million people each year.

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They cannot kill a Spook

Detroit, MI

#2 Nov 12, 2013
BizzyBee wrote:
On this day in 1954, Ellis Island, the gateway to America, shuts it doors after processing more than 12 million immigrants since opening in 1892. Today, an estimated 40 percent of all Americans can trace their roots through Ellis Island, located in New York Harbor off the New Jersey coast and named for merchant Samuel Ellis, who owned the land in the 1770s.
On January 2, 1892, 15-year-old Annie Moore, from Ireland, became the first person to pass through the newly opened Ellis Island, which President Benjamin Harrison designated as America's first federal immigration center in 1890. Before that time, the processing of immigrants had been handled by individual states.
Not all immigrants who sailed into New York had to go through Ellis Island. First- and second-class passengers submitted to a brief shipboard inspection and then disembarked at the piers in New York or New Jersey, where they passed through customs. People in third class, though, were transported to Ellis Island, where they underwent medical and legal inspections to ensure they didn't have a contagious disease or some condition that would make them a burden to the government. Only two percent of all immigrants were denied entrance into the U.S.
Immigration to Ellis Island peaked between 1892 and 1924, during which time the 3.3-acre island was enlarged with landfill (by the 1930s it reached its current 27.5-acre size) and additional buildings were constructed to handle the massive influx of immigrants. During the busiest year of operation, 1907, over 1 million people were processed at Ellis Island.
With America's entrance into World War I, immigration declined and Ellis Island was used as a detention center for suspected enemies. Following the war, Congress passed quota laws and the Immigration Act of 1924, which sharply reduced the number of newcomers allowed into the country and also enabled immigrants to be processed at U.S. consulates abroad. After 1924, Ellis Island switched from a processing center to serving other purposes, such as a detention and deportation center for illegal immigrants, a hospital for wounded soldiers during World War II and a Coast Guard training center. In November 1954, the last detainee, a Norwegian merchant seaman, was released and Ellis Island officially closed.
Beginning in 1984, Ellis Island underwent a $160 million renovation, the largest historic restoration project in U.S. history. In September 1990, the Ellis Island Immigration Museum opened to the public and today is visited by almost 2 million people each year.
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We don't check the health status on beaners or skinnys

“Bee Hive Jive”

Since: Apr 10

Location hidden

#3 Nov 12, 2013
They cannot kill a Spook wrote:
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We don't check the health status on beaners or skinnys
GOOOOOOD EVVVVVning Spoooook!
Anyone entering this country should be,checked for deseases and etc.
We have enough threats of super germs plaguing us...immune to antibiotic
As a nation, we are over medicated. There's a pill for everything...the drug cos, push on TV with 5 minute commercials and the docs push the meds that are "in" at the moment. What a racket!
Btw..I have a pain in the ......I'm sure there's a pill for that too!
LOLOLOL
They cannot kill a Spook

Detroit, MI

#4 Nov 12, 2013
BizzyBee wrote:
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GOOOOOOD EVVVVVning Spoooook!
Anyone entering this country should be,checked for deseases and etc.
We have enough threats of super germs plaguing us...immune to antibiotic
As a nation, we are over medicated. There's a pill for everything...the drug cos, push on TV with 5 minute commercials and the docs push the meds that are "in" at the moment. What a racket!
Btw..I have a pain in the ......I'm sure there's a pill for that too!
LOLOLOL
Just looking in and watching the rifleman before I go to a council meeting..... have to go see people steal with just a pen

“Bee Hive Jive”

Since: Apr 10

Location hidden

#5 Nov 12, 2013
They cannot kill a Spook wrote:
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Just looking in and watching the rifleman before I go to a council meeting..... have to go see people steal with just a pen
I'm glad you're active in local politics. You were at a board meeting this week...you're busy!
I know I am always writing letters when issues come up here. I write to the papers,mayor,council, etc. I was in the paper with my editorials.
There are so many issues in my small city,it's mind boggling.......have a good meeting.
They cannot kill a Spook

Detroit, MI

#6 Nov 12, 2013
BizzyBee wrote:
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I'm glad you're active in local politics. You were at a board meeting this week...you're busy!
I know I am always writing letters when issues come up here. I write to the papers,mayor,council, etc. I was in the paper with my editorials.
There are so many issues in my small city,it's mind boggling.......have a good meeting.
I to look for who needs to be watched. You never know when finding out a magistrate is getting her eyes rolled back in her head at lunch every Tuesday.
They cannot kill a Spook

Detroit, MI

#7 Nov 12, 2013
They cannot kill a Spook wrote:
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I to look for who needs to be watched. You never know when finding out a magistrate is getting her eyes rolled back in her head at lunch every Tuesday.
Might be useful
Duke for Mayor

Akron, OH

#8 Nov 12, 2013
They cannot kill a Spook wrote:
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I to look for who needs to be watched. You never know when finding out a magistrate is getting her eyes rolled back in her head at lunch every Tuesday.
Why on earth would you care about that?

Might that actually make for more appropriate delivery of justice in the afternoon?

woof
Duke for Mayor

Akron, OH

#9 Nov 12, 2013
They cannot kill a Spook wrote:
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We don't check the health status on beaners or skinnys
http://www.usimmigration.com/medical-exam.htm...

You love telling lies, don't you?

woof

“Seven Days In May”

Since: Oct 13

Hilliard, OH

#10 Nov 12, 2013
Duke for Mayor wrote:
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http://www.usimmigration.com/medical-exam.htm...
You love telling lies, don't you?
woof
Then explain the resurgence of whooping cough, TB, shigellosis and typhoid in this country over the past decade.
They cannot kill a Spook

Detroit, MI

#11 Nov 12, 2013
Trayvonius Martinez wrote:
<quoted text>Then explain the resurgence of whooping cough, TB, shigellosis and typhoid in this country over the past decade.
He will blame it on white conservative at the CIA like they say about HIV and crack

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