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Old 05-07-2009, 09:41 PM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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It was so refreshing, on a recent trip to Philadelphia, to finally walk into a McDonald's there and see every young worker in there being Black. I could hardly believe my eyes, coming from Las Vegas.
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Old 05-07-2009, 10:26 PM
 
Location: San Diego North County
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The Montgomery, Alabama-based Southern Poverty Law Center says that the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) does not properly conduct studies and is actually an advocate group for reduction of immigration: SPLCenter.org: Center for Immigration Studies Reports

Read these *other* reports and see how the SPLC disputes them.

Also see this SPLC essay on CIS: SPLCenter.org: Center for Immigration Studies
Morris Dees and the SPLC? You're going to refute this article using Morris Dee's organization as the counter weight?

Now there's a fine case of the pot calling the kettle black.....
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Old 05-07-2009, 10:41 PM
 
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Morris Dees and the SPLC? You're going to refute this article using Morris Dee's organization as the counter weight?

Now there's a fine case of the pot calling the kettle black.....
So, how is this a case of the pot calling the kettle black? The Montgomery Advertiser and Harper's Magazine were talking about the organization's financial management, and that seems to be a totally different animal.
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Old 05-08-2009, 07:45 AM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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It was so refreshing, on a recent trip to Philadelphia, to finally walk into a McDonald's there and see every young worker in there being Black. I could hardly believe my eyes, coming from Las Vegas.
I catch your drift---------------and, how.
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Old 05-08-2009, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Wichita,Kansas
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Many McDonalds where i live have 80% or more workers that cant speak english.
Yeah,Im sure its much harder for today's high school kid to find a part-time!
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Old 05-08-2009, 11:39 AM
 
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Many McDonalds where i live have 80% or more workers that cant speak english.
Yeah,Im sure its much harder for today's high school kid to find a part-time!
Speaking of which, many professions that require English know workers to only know enough to do their jobs. For instance an air traffic controller may know English, but that doesn't mean you can talk about Shakespeare with him or her.

But living in the USA is so much easier when one knows English. One is able to get around at all times, not just on the job, when one learns fluent English and the slang used by many Americans.
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Old 05-08-2009, 12:09 PM
 
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Morris Dees and the SPLC? You're going to refute this article using Morris Dee's organization as the counter weight?

Now there's a fine case of the pot calling the kettle black.....
I'm glad you said it....I wasn't going to waste my time..
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Old 05-08-2009, 03:25 PM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
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You know something has gone a rye, when no one in a ¼ mile of you can speak a lick of English, and business signs for miles are in Spanish. Makes you seriously think you are in a foreign country. This certainly is not my city were I grew up, that 20 years ago, the same area was a major University student and Military family part of town.
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Old 05-08-2009, 04:42 PM
 
Location: The Wine Country, CA
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You know something has gone a rye, when no one in a ¼ mile of you can speak a lick of English, and business signs for miles are in Spanish. Makes you seriously think you are in a foreign country. This certainly is not my city were I grew up, that 20 years ago, the same area was a major University student and Military family part of town.

*Sigh* I encounter the same thing when I visit the former-Air Force town that I grew up in as well.. There are billboards off the freeway for major companies like McDonalds and Verizon advertising exclusively in Spanish..
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Old 05-08-2009, 06:36 PM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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Speaking of which, many professions that require English know workers to only know enough to do their jobs. For instance an air traffic controller may know English, but that doesn't mean you can talk about Shakespeare with him or her.

But living in the USA is so much easier when one knows English. One is able to get around at all times, not just on the job, when one learns fluent English and the slang used by many Americans.
I rented a room, one time, to a Mexican who worked at McDonald's. In perfect English, before leaving the house, he'd say: Have a nice day!
And when he'd return home, I'd ask: How was your day? Was it busy today?
And then the train runs off the track!

Off to his room, to watch Spanish Television the rest of the night. I left a Spanish-English dictionary at his bedside table, and when he moved out, there was a thick layer of dust on it. But let's not forget, they're such hard workers!

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