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Old 07-09-2008, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Central NJ, USA
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Oh yeah because Puerto Ricans really speak English in San Juan and they eat nothing but hot dogs and hamburgers, watch the news and play Bingo.

I ask; would it be easier if they learned English and we learned Spanish? Wouldn't that sort of unite us all and make us all smarter.
I wonder, will Puerto Rico eventually declare its independence?
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Old 07-09-2008, 02:08 PM
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Location: Denver
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War? Why does War and threats always enter in to the conversation. This is crazy talk.
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Old 07-09-2008, 02:12 PM
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I wonder, will Puerto Rico eventually declare its independence?
Lucha por la independencia Puertorriquena is active.

But seriously why would they? The have basically integrated with Americans, but do Americans go to Puerto Rico and speak Spanish?
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Old 07-09-2008, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Central NJ, USA
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Lucha por la independencia Puertorriquena is active.

But seriously why would they? The have basically integrated with Americans, but do Americans go to Puerto Rico and speak Spanish?
As tourists, or to live there permanently?

I don't want to derail the thread - I was curious since you seem to know a bit about this sort of thing, whether you think that Puerto Rico will eventually pass a referendum of separation.
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Old 07-09-2008, 02:20 PM
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I grew up in South Florida amongst the Puertorriqueños, at that time there was nobody I knew who wanted PR to be independent of US except the people that lived on PR proper. Mainly because the only Americans that go there are Puertorriqueños. American Tourists bring $, only speak English, most hotels are required to speak English even though it is a Spanish country, San Juan is fluent Spanish.

Honestly today with all of the wars and hostility towards hispanics, PR may be seeking more active independence, not sure though.
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Old 07-09-2008, 02:27 PM
 
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Predominant is not official. Call me in 10 years when you see more Mercado's than Strip Malls.
Careful. The veneer is wearing thin and your true agenda is showing.
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Old 07-09-2008, 02:31 PM
 
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And with this, Obama loses even more respect from me. Here's a novel idea: Instead of we having to learn the language of those invading us, how bout they learn the language of the land they are so drawn to? Ooops, not politically correct, so how dare I say that?!?!

PS - Obama can bite me.
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Old 07-09-2008, 02:36 PM
 
Location: California
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And with this, Obama loses even more respect from me. Here's a novel idea: Instead of we having to learn the language of those invading us, how bout they learn the language of the land they are so drawn to? Ooops, not politically correct, so how dare I say that?!?!

PS - Obama can bite me.
Look the post. Youre not the first one to say that. And its not so novel anymore.
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Old 07-09-2008, 02:39 PM
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Location: Denver
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Careful. The veneer is wearing thin and your true agenda is showing.
Oh yeah it is all my master plan, I am responsible.

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Old 07-09-2008, 02:41 PM
 
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Predominant is not official. Call me in 10 years when you see more Mercado's than Strip Malls.
If the hispanics supposed goal is assimilation, why do you want everyone speaking in spanish and shopping in mercados 10 years from now?
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