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Old 09-27-2007, 06:20 PM
 
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It has been estimated that anywhere from 250,000 to 500,000 Hispanics served in the armed forces during World War II. This represents a range of 2.5 to 5% of all persons who served during the war.
If it hadn't been for them, we would all be speaking German and Japanese.
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Old 09-27-2007, 06:46 PM
 
Location: Montana
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If it hadn't been for them, we would all be speaking German and Japanese.
I hope you don't mean that in the way I am reading it!!!

The HISPANICS saved us in WWII from having to speak Japanese or German??

you're kidding right?? I mean forget all the Whites and blacks that were there on the front line and the main percentage versus your 5%

So thank god for the hispanics. otherwise we'd be speaking Japanese or German and NOT spanish... pppfftt... This French-american woman will NEVER learn spanish. Only English and then french as my second language

If I am reading it incorrectly and you were being sarcastic then here is an apology before hand LOL
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Old 09-27-2007, 06:48 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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I hope you don't mean that in the way I am reading it!!!

The HISPANICS saved us in WWII from having to speak Japanese or German?? LMFAO

you're kidding right?? I mean forget all the Whites and blacks that were there on the front line and the main percentage versus your 5%

So thank god for the hispanics. otherwise we'd be speaking Japanese or German and NOT spanish... pppfftt... This French-american woman will NEVER learn spanish. Only English and then french as my second language
I think she was being sarcastic.
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Old 09-27-2007, 06:50 PM
 
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I think she was being sarcastic.
I was. They were all of 2.5-5% of the armed forces and they are getting all excited because they were not given, in their opinion, enough air time?
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Old 09-27-2007, 06:51 PM
 
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I was. They were all of 2.5-5% of the armed forces and they are getting all excited because they were not given, in their opinion, enough air time?
Yeah I figured it out after the fact.. Sorry.. Brain fart.. long day at work and trying to relax
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Old 09-27-2007, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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I was. They were all of 2.5-5% of the armed forces and they are getting all excited because they were not given, in their opinion, enough air time?
Hell, what about people coming from other countries becoming citizens and joining the force to defend amercia, happened with my uncle. Where's his airtime. He went up against a country he came from.
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Old 09-27-2007, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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Ruben Navarrette Jr. is the brunet 'Hispanic' version of Jesse Jackson IMHO-------and, would probably sell out his so-called 'homies' if it served his purposes.

Besides: what I find interesting is why so many Mestizos in particular embrace 'Hispanic' culture-------the culture of the conquistador who in many cases raped the indigenous women of what would be today's Mexico yet the 'unacknowledged' children of such crimes prefer the former vs. Native American beliefs.

For the record: a Mexican; born and raised SOB told me the above sordid tale.

As for Navarrette's beliefs that Mexican culture will take over the USA; I think not, if nothing else, Mexico's plummeting birthrate puts it in danger of being taken over by the USA. If not all the way to Belize; at least the tier of Mexican states from Baja California (both Norte and Del Sur), Sonora, Chihuahua as well as Tamaulpuis (sp) and Nuevo Leon may devolve toi the USA.

Apparently; many of the northern Mexicans are becoming increasingly tired of subsidizing Chiapas, etc.
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Old 09-27-2007, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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I hope you don't mean that in the way I am reading it!!!

The HISPANICS saved us in WWII from having to speak Japanese or German??

you're kidding right?? I mean forget all the Whites and blacks that were there on the front line and the main percentage versus your 5%

So thank god for the hispanics. otherwise we'd be speaking Japanese or German and NOT spanish... pppfftt... This French-american woman will NEVER learn spanish. Only English and then french as my second language

If I am reading it incorrectly and you were being sarcastic then here is an apology before hand LOL
Remember prior to ca. 1970 most Hispanics were White, legally speaking------even most of the obviously indigenous ones.
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Old 09-27-2007, 08:55 PM
 
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Hell, what about people coming from other countries becoming citizens and joining the force to defend amercia, happened with my uncle. Where's his airtime. He went up against a country he came from.
One of my uncles was a corpsman in the Navy. He went in with the second wave at Tarawa. The other was a gunner on a B-24 based in North Africa. I cannot imagine either of them demanding that they be given more airtime in a WW2 documentary.
They rarely spoke of their wartime experiences. Things were very different back then. Going to war was simply something they had to do. It was that or watch the world overrun by the Axis. They never would have expected (or wanted) people to be bowing and scraping at their feet because they had defended their country. Doing so was second nature to men like them.
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Old 09-27-2007, 09:23 PM
 
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I wonder how many hispanics would sign up if we (USA) went to war with mexico?
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