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Old 06-14-2018, 08:15 PM
 
Location: Weston, FL
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Finally made it to Eduardo de San Angel in FLL last night...very good meal.
Yeah, the place is no joke.

We have a quite a few gems like this in Fort Laudy.
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Old 06-15-2018, 09:18 AM
 
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People hate because of fear and jealousy and prejudice.
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Old 06-15-2018, 12:24 PM
 
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I am by no means a hater, however after 20+ years of dealing with the Miami traffic, it does have a negative effect on you.
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Old 06-15-2018, 02:31 PM
 
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People hate because of fear and jealousy and prejudice.
Fear of crime, lousy drivers, aggressive people, you got me pegged! Jealous???? Of 9 months of stifling, hot humid weather? Hurricanes?? High insurance (homeowners, health, auto) rates? Hmmmmm, NO! My 43 years in Miami-Dade was plenty!
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Old 06-15-2018, 03:10 PM
 
Location: In Miami but, Inside the Resistance !!
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Miami's MAIN industry is Tourism and Hospitality...Period.

Miamians that work in those fields do a ~Terrible~ job at it, that and that alone is where we get the TRUE and horrible reputation.

Reminds me of Madrid. Most madrileños are pure garbage and TREAT Tourists and Peers like such.. Same exact scenario... It has to be the Latin Heritage... (And I am S American of birth, here since 1966)

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Old 06-15-2018, 08:40 PM
 
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I think it's mostly the people, Miami has some crappy personalities and the negative people can bring out the worst in you.


Other than that maybe the traffic? It's bad but the traffic in some other US cities is far worse.


Besides those two things I really don't know what there is to hate about Miami.

This is the realest statement ever spoken. This is the first time in years that I've had anger management issues. People mess with you a lot and test you.
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Old 06-20-2018, 03:23 AM
 
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I think it may have to do with a portion of its population being uneducated and incapable of speaking English ?
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Old 06-20-2018, 04:19 AM
 
Location: In Miami but, Inside the Resistance !!
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I think it may have to do with a portion of its population being uneducated and incapable of speaking English ?
Im Miami there is NO need to speak english whatsoever.
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Old 06-20-2018, 12:47 PM
 
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Im Miami there is NO need to speak english whatsoever.

While I'm pretty sure you are just trying to be sarcastic/funny (I could be wrong) this notion that you don't need English in Miami is not true, and actually hurts both the non English speaking immigrants coming to Miami, as well as our community (I am perfectly fluent in Spanish BTW).

While I think it's great that Spanish speaking immigrants can come to Miami and get their foot in the door (and a bit more) without learning English, I fear it creates an environment of complacency as opposed to an environment of ambition. I firmly believe (for the right reasons) that if these immigrants learned English, it would not only benefit them with regards to careers, doing business, etc. but our community as a whole as well.

If I had any relatives who moved here today and didn't know English, I would certainly encourage them to learn it, as I would hate for them to be "limited" by not doing so. Case in point: my GF has several members of her family who are non English speaking individuals and I see how not knowing English hurts them. They are stuck in low paying jobs due to not knowing English, and we've even had to conduct business on their behalf (pretending to be them) because the issue which needs to be resolved is with an English only speaking person on the other end (phone). So while yes, it is true that you do not need English for day to day living in Miami (grocery shopping, etc.) the notion that English is simply not needed in Miami is very untrue.

And let me be clear, I am a person who knows first hand just how difficult it is to learn a new language as an adult (currently learning Japanese) and how frustrating you can feel being in a country where you don't know the native language, so please know I don't make these statements without knowing how much it takes to learn English (or any other foreign language).
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Old 06-20-2018, 01:07 PM
 
Location: In Miami but, Inside the Resistance !!
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I am fully Bi Lingual too, but MIAMI is More Latin American than any City in the USA....People live here for 30 years and never needed to learn english and never will.

Not being sarcastic it's just a Miami thing. I am a USA Citizen and I don't like it but is a FACT of This City's Posture on the Language issue.

I go to Tarpon Springs, Fl and Astoria, NY n' they speak to me in Greek, Little Italy in Manhattan, NY and I find people talking to me in Italian, that doesn't happen in China Town because I am not Oriental.

So it happens all over this country at a minor scale, but it's a reality.

I keep saying the PROBLEM in Miami IS NOTHING more than the people in Customer Service and The Hospitality business do a HORRIBLE job, and that's where the Bad Reputation comes from.

The poster behind me brought the language ISSUE and not in a very GENTLE Way, not me ... It doesn't bother me a bit. I arrived in the USA 52+ years ago and I have no skin, but a turtle shell anymore and the crap bounces off me.
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