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Unread 08-01-2008, 05:39 PM
 
Location: S.Florida
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why is learning another language odious to americans? in strasburg (border town)everybody speaks german and french. whats the deal. none of the white or black kids here speak spanish. i live 12 miles from the border. whats up with that
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I speak Spanish same as English so for me no big deal.

However in order for a country to function as a country it has to have 2 things

Common language
Common monetary system

In India you have countless groups but the all speak Indi as they have N0 choice.

If my house was trash,destroyed,etc and you let me move in to your house .
Is it right for me to "thank you" by refusing to speak english among other things.

This is NORTH America its not South,Central America ,etc learn English make an effort lets have a middle ground so the country doesnt break up into little countries.
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Unread 08-01-2008, 05:50 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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I speak Spanish same as English so for me no big deal.

However in order for a country to function as a country it has to have 2 things

Common language
Common monetary system

In India you have countless groups but the all speak Indi as they have N0 choice.

If my house was trash,destroyed,etc and you let me move in to your house .
Is it right for me to "thank you" by refusing to speak english among other things.

This is NORTH America its not South,Central America ,etc learn English make an effort lets have a middle ground so the country doesnt break up into little countries.
Very well put there, sir!
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Unread 08-01-2008, 06:00 PM
 
Location: S.Florida
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Very well put there, sir!
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In truth and anyone can see this its no secret is that there are politicians who want to break up North America into little "countries".

That is the problem the nation is facing .

these same politicians if you moved to any Latin American country would go crazy scream for your head if you refused to learn Spanish.


the Cuban American Federation which is here in Miami and has enjoyed all that USA offers yrs ago stated that " there was no reason to learn english "

Ofcourse this is same group that supports the most vile useless corrupt sewage waste politicians here in South Florida as long as Cuban .



So its not just Mexican
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Unread 08-02-2008, 07:56 AM
 
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not learning another language is elitist and threatening to the perception of US citizens around the world to our neighbors in the global village

bout time we had a President that isn't such a WASP and who can see beyond their Texas ranch to the rest of the world...
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Unread 08-02-2008, 07:58 AM
 
Location: Arizona
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not learning another language is elitist and threatening to the perception of US citizens around the world to our neighbors in the global village

bout time we had a President that isn't such a WASP and who can see beyond their Texas ranch to the rest of the world...
Say WHAAAAAAAAT?!?!?!?

Global Village???


Smoke another one...
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Unread 08-02-2008, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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not learning another language is elitist and threatening to the perception of US citizens around the world to our neighbors in the global village

bout time we had a President that isn't such a WASP and who can see beyond their Texas ranch to the rest of the world...
Anymore: a WASP is a cultural label-------along the lines of 'Hispanic'

It's meaning has been broadened to include most White (or mostly White) folks-----even Catholics and Jews.

In my eyes; (Ret) General Colin Powell certainly qualifies along with Condi Rice, Oprah, and many other 'non White' folks including some with Spanish surnames.
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Unread 08-02-2008, 10:29 AM
 
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not learning another language is elitist and threatening to the perception of US citizens around the world to our neighbors in the global village

bout time we had a President that isn't such a WASP and who can see beyond their Texas ranch to the rest of the world...
Hate to break it to you, but W is fluent in Spanish.
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Unread 08-02-2008, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Missouri
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Hate to break it to you, but W is fluent in Spanish.
Yeah, he speaks it about as well as he does English. That is not well at all. LOLOLOLOL
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Unread 08-02-2008, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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Yeah, he speaks it about as well as he does English. That is not well at all. LOLOLOLOL
Coming from a Hispanic (you)--------that is a low blow!
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Unread 08-02-2008, 10:36 AM
 
Location: Missouri
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Coming from a Hispanic (you)--------that is a low blow!
Have you heard him speak Spanish? It is as funny as can be. It is hard enough to understand the man when he speaks English, or what he calls English, but when he speaks Spanish it is a disaster.
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