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Old 12-30-2011, 06:35 PM
 
Location: Mexico City, formerly Columbus, Ohio
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Like you i assume nothing about Hispanic Americans either.

I know some who speak broken english, but in front of you or anyone will speak spanish. I know hispanics who have lived in this Country legally for many years, and they choose to speak spanish.

I always have to be truthful, whether people like it or not, but that is just me, i say what it is i know.

We have hispanic friends who are very sucessful, have their own business, beautiful home, yes they are wealthy. They choose to speak english, and always speak english, and their children speak better english, then a lot of adults, and are most polite.

I have wondered myself, why! but have never asked them. The way they put it, they are Americans first born abroard of a heritage of being Spanish. Yes they are citizens, and they love being citizens of this Country. But i have to say also, i do know some friends who also choose to speak half english, and half spanish. Depends really on the people.


Getting english speaking customer service representitives these days is a rarity. I often ask for a supervisor, and will not speak, unless someone can help me in english. Stay tough.
Yes, stay strong, the cable will be fixed!

 
Old 12-30-2011, 08:47 PM
 
Location: Jacurutu
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It's not a premise, it is a serious reality. There are approximately 50 million illegal aliens in this country and a very small percentage of them are working...


Thanks for the great laugh...
 
Old 12-31-2011, 07:55 AM
 
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Thanks for the great laugh...

You're welcome. Too bad that I hate yawning, otherwise I'd be thanking you for every single one of them that results from your posts.
 
Old 12-31-2011, 05:10 PM
 
Location: The #1 sunshine state, Arizona.
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Yeah, it's just too bad that the premise, that illegals are bankrupting the country, is just a load of bulls*t. Whatever illegals cost us, it is FAR FAR down the list of causes for our recent recession, and is barely a blip compared to defense, medicaid and medicare and general government waste. I'm also curious how Rob proposes that we keep our economy strong without strong population growth in this case given that a huge chunk of the workforce, the Baby Boomer generation, is all set to retire if they haven't already. Do we really want to be Japan, which has very low immigration, an aging population, plummeting tax returns and an economy on the verge of collapse (you think our recent one was bad, just wait)? Some people can't look past their own biases to see how absolutely short-sighted they are on this issue. Reforms are needed, absolutely, but if we're not going to do them in an intelligent, reasoned manner, then we are setting ourselves up for far worse to come.
No, short-sighted is allowing illegals to populate our country, while many skilled professionals and tradesmen from other countries are waiting in line to come to this country.
 
Old 12-31-2011, 05:20 PM
 
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No, short-sighted is allowing illegals to populate our country, while many skilled professionals and tradesmen from other countries are waiting in line to come to this country.
Which skills and professions do you think we are short? I would suggest some of those are the last people in the world we need to have immigrate.
 
Old 12-31-2011, 05:22 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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Which skills and professions do you think we are short? I would suggest some of those are the last people in the world we need to have immigrate.
Let's see, computer Professionals? Yes

Ditch diggers? No, especially since this category will be leaching off the social service network.
 
Old 12-31-2011, 05:31 PM
 
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Let's see, computer Professionals? Yes

Ditch diggers? No, especially since this category will be leaching off the social service network.
Computer professionals is an absolute no. We have lost much work to India and Pakistan and Singapore and have large sets of unemployed programmers and scientists.

There may be very specific skills needed like language or some particular technical area...but in general we are way overloaded.

Skilled tradesmen like plumbers and pipefitters and electricians are also present in abundance here and lack work. .
 
Old 12-31-2011, 07:37 PM
 
Location: Mexico City, formerly Columbus, Ohio
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No, short-sighted is allowing illegals to populate our country, while many skilled professionals and tradesmen from other countries are waiting in line to come to this country.
I agree, so let's fix the system.

Oh but you probably mean indiscriminate deportation of 12 million people. Yeah... good luck with that.
 
Old 12-31-2011, 11:49 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Can someone PM me a # where they actually say "press 2 for English"?
I've never heard it, it has always been "para espanol oprima numero dos".

For an American product of course.
Still waiting for that #.
 
Old 12-31-2011, 11:54 PM
 
Location: Jacurutu
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English has taken a back seat to Spanish in many American cities. There are more English speakers in the Filipino city of Manila, than there are in Los Angeles, lol.
Errm, name the "many" cities...
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