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Old 01-27-2007, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Journey's End
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Yes, being Spanish speaking only is a handicap. We have made accommodations but some of them are warranted; others perhaps less so.

So much is your come from! I come from a large urban city where we just kept incorporating immigrants from all over the world, and still do. Yes, it presents enormous challenges, some of which are insurmountable and as a New Yorker, and a medical provider, I tried to overcome some of the obstacles.

What I object to is the menacing anger; the outright hatred that I hear and frankly, Gizmo and J33, I never heard this venom in NY. Sure folks are squeezed because the economy isn't as good as some say, but it isn't about finger pointing, it is about consolidation, and making changes. And voting for those changes with candidates that can see beyond their own avarice!

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LOL... don't worry, despite what some people love to say, it's still not a requirement. If you (anyone) get passed over for a job by an illegal, non-English-speaking person, you should probably consider aiming higher or returning to school. Being bilingual is certainly a commodity, no matter what second language you speak, but being Spanish-ONLY is still a drawback in most job fields.
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Old 01-27-2007, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Journey's End
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You are the second person to compare Mr. Las Vegas to TNLove. Is there truth in this comparison? I wonder!

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I have a feeling you're TNLove reincarnated, so I'll put you on "ignore" now, since you aren't worth the time to debate with...
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Old 01-27-2007, 10:38 AM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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Yes, being Spanish speaking only is a handicap. We have made accommodations but some of them are warranted; others perhaps less so.

So much is your come from! I come from a large urban city where we just kept incorporating immigrants from all over the world, and still do. Yes, it presents enormous challenges, some of which are insurmountable and as a New Yorker, and a medical provider, I tried to overcome some of the obstacles.

What I object to is the menacing anger; the outright hatred that I hear and frankly, Gizmo and J33, I never heard this venom in NY. Sure folks are squeezed because the economy isn't as good as some say, but it isn't about finger pointing, it is about consolidation, and making changes. And voting for those changes with candidates that can see beyond their own avarice!
I agree, with all of the above. Hatred and prejudice is never acceptable, no matter what situation you're in. I've never claimed there isn't a problem (with illegal immigration), but spewing hateful things about them won't solve anything - neither will whining on a message board.
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Old 01-27-2007, 10:39 AM
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ontheroad - I've rarely heard this vitriol in Chicago either, and we have a huge immigrant population, from all over the world, and a very large Hispanic population as well.
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Old 01-27-2007, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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You are the second person to compare Mr. Las Vegas to TNLove. Is there truth in this comparison? I wonder!
I have no doubt... the similarities in his/her posts are too "coincidental", and they've had about 3 screen-names already! Moderators???
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Old 01-27-2007, 10:42 AM
 
Location: 78218
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You are the second person to compare Mr. Las Vegas to TNLove. Is there truth in this comparison? I wonder!
Yeah, I busted him on another thread. It's too easy. I'm surprised a mod hasn't caught on. What's scary though is the amount of rep points he gets in such a little time. Many ppl here secretly agree with his racist, master race views, but won't admit to it. I'm just waiting for him to start saying how Blacks and Indians didn't invent the wheel. lol
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Old 01-27-2007, 10:44 AM
 
Location: Journey's End
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Yes, it was your post that got me thinking, PHM!

And of course it is easy to get reputation points when you speak for the silent racists!

Thanks, again!

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Yeah, I busted him on another thread. It's too easy. I'm surprised a mod hasn't caught on. What's scary though is the amount of rep points he gets in such a little time. Many ppl here secretly agree with his racist, master race views, but won't admit to it. I'm just waiting for him to start saying how Blacks and Indians didn't invent the wheel. lol
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Old 01-27-2007, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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Yeah, I busted him on another thread. It's too easy. I'm surprised a mod hasn't caught on. What's scary though is the amount of rep points he gets in such a little time. Many ppl here secretly agree with his racist, master race views, but won't admit to it. I'm just waiting for him to start saying how Blacks and Indians didn't invent the wheel. lol
Actually, he already posted about that on a thread from yesterday... pathetic, huh? And yes, it's frightening how many people support these views!
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Old 01-27-2007, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Northeast
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Actually, he already posted about that on a thread from yesterday... pathetic, huh? And yes, it's frightening how many people support these views!
I don't agree with either one of you, lol. I think both attitudes are cancerous growths on the body of society. Blind hatred and misplaced guilt are both destroying this country equally. One is no better than the other, and the two FEED off of each other IMHO.

How about we all just play on the same field? Those that can't should just leave the stadium.

-TT
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Old 01-27-2007, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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I don't agree with either one of you, lol. I think both attitudes are cancerous growths on the body of society. Blind hatred and misplaced guilt are both destroying this country equally. One is no better than the other, and the two FEED off of each other IMHO.

How about we all just play on the same field? Those that can't should just leave the stadium.

-TT
That would be nice, wouldn't it? Unfortunately it will never happen (at least not in our lifetime), so we have to keep fighting against those who perpetuate racism and intolerance... btw, I'm not a sufferer of "white guilt", especially considering my Jewish heritage. I'm just against the extreme prejudice I see & hear every day, which I don't think is a bad attitude to have. And this applies to ANY race, not just the Caucasians.
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