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Old 09-02-2008, 10:30 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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So you're not Hispanic like you previously stated before?
Any American can be a Gringo----------even one of Aztec/Mayan heritage
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Old 09-02-2008, 10:31 PM
 
Location: California
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Any American can be a Gringo----------even one of Aztec/Mayan heritage
Im sure thats what Guy meant.

BTW, I was seriously wanting a response on that other thread.
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Old 09-02-2008, 10:33 PM
 
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Gringo = American citizen.

Such as in "Go home gringo!" means "Go home American!". Gringolandia = USA.
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Old 09-02-2008, 10:52 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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So you're not Hispanic like you previously stated before?
Oh, I'm Hispanic, I just don't look it. See my profile picture if you need proof. La Policia SAW a Gringo in an $800 suit, I just acknowledged THEIR prejudice.
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Old 09-02-2008, 10:54 PM
 
Location: California
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Oh, I'm Hispanic, I just don't look it. See my profile picture if you need proof. La Policia SAW a Gringo in an $800 suit, I just acknowledged THEIR prejudice.
800 dollar suit in Tijuana?

Adelitas?
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Old 09-02-2008, 10:59 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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800 dollar suit in Tijuana?

Adelitas?
I actually had a closet full of suits at the time, most of them in the $5-800 range. This was back in 1989, when $800 was a lot of money, too. I lived in Del Mar, worked in San Diego, cleared over $2000 a week and gave it all up to move back to Georgia and raise my son, with a clear conscience.
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Old 09-02-2008, 11:01 PM
 
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And you're calling illegals on their crap and how they've broken our laws. LOL!
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Old 09-02-2008, 11:05 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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And you're calling illegals on their crap and how they've broken our laws. LOL!
You're damned right I am! Why shouldn't I be able to support my family in an honest profession like construction, which I grew up doing.

Remember the '86 amnesty? That's when construction first started going downhill, and that's when I temporarily changed careers.
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Old 09-02-2008, 11:17 PM
 
Location: California
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I actually had a closet full of suits at the time, most of them in the $5-800 range. This was back in 1989, when $800 was a lot of money, too. I lived in Del Mar, worked in San Diego, cleared over $2000 a week and gave it all up to move back to Georgia and raise my son, with a clear conscience.
Well there you go, youre an idealist.

You chose principles over a comfortable life. So why so angry? You made your choice.
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Old 09-02-2008, 11:23 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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Well there you go, youre an idealist.

You chose principles over a comfortable life. So why so angry? You made your choice.
I chose principles over a decadent life. As an American citizen I believe I'm still entitled to receive a fair wage for my work, regardless of the field of endeavor. Why should an American construction worker take a cut in pay so some illegal alien can make a paycheck?
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