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Old 09-29-2007, 04:50 PM
Location: NE Florida
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Ten out of 100 immigration questions are posted on AOL. Go tothe link and take the ten question test. How well did you do?

New Test Asks What 'American' Means - AOL News (broken link)

7 for 10 here
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Old 09-29-2007, 05:02 PM
Location: Mesa, Az
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Got all ten once I read the questions correctly.
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Old 09-29-2007, 05:03 PM
Location: Dallas, Texas
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100% correct...these are too easy.
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Old 09-29-2007, 06:31 PM
Location: new mexico
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i took the test too, and passed, but, i wonder if the level or quality of the current school system is really the problem, if say , someone did fail. i know my kids have failed in many classes, because some teachers, who are bi-lingual in spanish cater(just like the government) to spanish acheivers, over english speaking under-acheivers.
our schools are over crowded, and why??? because of illegal immigration, and also because of some inter-state relocation and legal immigration...different things. and we can thank no child left behind for that...no child left behind? my @ss....no child but billy and susie brown.
i remember coming through albuquerque every year as a child, and thought how small is was.
now, after moving here as an adult, not seeing the city in ten years or so, i could see there had been a big change.
a town full of native americans and hispanics and whites at a close gap, had become a city full of predominately non speaking mexicans.
don't ever call a hispanic a mexican, unless you are his or her bbf...they dont like it, they even tell me the dialect is different, and that they have a hard time sometimes understanding what they are saying.
i moved here 14 years ago, and have seen it everyday ,the number of non english speaking hispanics moving into town.
i work with people daily, as a cashier, and am glad i work with a spanish lady, who translates for me... i hope she likes me and is translating correctly for me...
.of course, after living in new mexico for a long time, i can understand some, but no where near enough spanish...sometimes i feel like i should learn more...to communicate with them....as any god fearing person would want.
then i wake up...and i think, yes, that may be true, but wasn't this my country?once, a long time ago, before my husband was hurt by one of these illegal immigrants.
i sat angrily at home watching the news about the mexican marches, demanding we respect the mexican illegal, after embarrassing my 15 year old son, who has different opinions than mine sometimes.
after picking up my son from school that day i ended up smack dab in the middle of the albuquerque march not expecting the turnout....the four lane road was jam packed with legal and illegal hispanics, the sidewalks and parking lots were full of people.
mexican flags were being waved out of cars, on the streets everywhere there was a mexican flag people were hooting and hollering,mexican music played loudly from stereos(not unlike what we did to noriega) i only saw the american flag rising from a few other cars, patriots like me..people who were sick and tired...and i lost it, i yelled out to a car full of mexican boys,"are you willing to go to iraq and fight for the freedom you're demanding?!?!?!?!"
my son sunk into the seat, screaming at me that he had to live here, with these other boys, how could i embarrass him like that ?
as i looked at the boys in the other car, in unison, they all responded to my question, "QUE?"
i knew in that moment that some, but not all are here for good reasons, even if they could speak english, they chose not to , out of disrespect for america.
they wave their flag as a battle cry...they exposed themselves...we did not.
and these colors do not run.
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Old 09-29-2007, 06:43 PM
Location: Mesa, Az
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As I have opined on in the past: the tipping point was those idiotic illegal immigrant 'rights' demonstrations last year-------especially those fools flying Mexican flags.

What does concern me is the pendulum swinging too much the other way and any 'Latino' looking person (as in Arab, Iranian, Italian, Native American, mulatto, Black Irish, etc) getting hassled by both the authorities and more ominously, Neo-Nazi types--------never mind that several Hispanic countries gave sanctuary to the original WW II Nazi's (Argentina and Spain come to mind).
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