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Oregon Fire officals demoted for not speaking Spanish

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Loose Nut, Jun 29, 2006.

  1. Loose Nut

    Loose Nut Banned

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    WTF is this world coming to. i really want to move else where. Were such pussies.

    Can i move to canada?
     
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    It's enough to make you puke, isn't it ....
     
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    You could move to Mexico. The only problem with that is they have very strict immigration laws, and there official language is Spanish, so you will not be able to push "1" for English.
     
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    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Where is the full story? That sounds stupid.
     
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    If your an american please press 1 now... if you jumped the boarder to get a job, are working in the united states illegally, and are to lazy or to stupid to learn the offical language of the country you are living in press a numero doce..

    oh and what is happening to the world... It used to be if you had a gun pointed at your face you would obey, even if you had no clue what they were shouting at you
     
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    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    What are the other 11 choices?
     
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    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    I like my Dad's idea... where we splint the USA in half. Liberals/socialists/communists can have everything east of the mississippi, us conservatives get everything to the west of it. There could be a program to help people immigrate to the side they wish to be on... but once you are in one, you can not legally go to the other. Let the socialists install all the bullcrap social programs, environmental regulations etc etc that they want. In 15 years the "West USA" would be a super power and the "East USA" would be well on their way to being the Soviet Union. It wouldn't be long before the East erected a wall/fence with razor wire along the Mississippi... the that wire would be facing inward.

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    If it wasn't for all the cool places to do stuff here in Oregon , I would move in a heartbeat . I hate the politics here and the economy sucks a$$ . Why in the hell should we have to lower ourselves to Their level and make it easier for them :mad: ? Those who are coming into our country should learn to speak english if they want to be an American .
     
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    If you move to Canada you got to learn to speak french:D

    Seriously, for a foreigner like me it seems quite strange that you have to speak spanich in a country whos official language is english.
     
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    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    hell, IMO they should learn English even if they don't want to be American! lol! :grin: :thumb:

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    I just looked on the Oregonian website and the columbian and found nothing...:crazy:
     
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    I did a search and found a few stories on this. Apperantly some fire crew bosses wher given a year to learn to speak Spanish, but they did not, and where demoted. The reason for this is that an estimated 75% of fire crews fighting wild fires are now Hispanic, and do not speak English. There is also a question as to how many of these Hispanic fire crews are illegals using forged documentation, in order to gain employment with the Forestry Sevice as fire fighters.
     
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    What are you trying to say? I think, if you know two languages, it would be a benefit to you.
     
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    EXACTLY, now go tell that to the mexicans coming here!!
     
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    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    x eleventy billion. Knowing English is the best thing a foriegner can learn. Its the international language of biz. As far as this story goes, I have no problem if a government body hires people who are spanish speakers... because they have that skill. What I don't like is forcing it upon Americans like this, holding their position/pay over them while you do it. Why not force the lower level clowns to learn English?!

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    :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: Touché’
     
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    My shop is next to a guy who make movie props for a living. His parents move to the USA when he was like 3 years old from Aregentina (I think). He married himself a California white girl and has 4 great kids. He won't teach them Spanish and his whole family speaks it. He says that he wants them to be the BOSS not the EMPLOYEE in thier lives. It is hillarious to hear some of his thoughts on immigration. His parents did it the legal way and are productive citizens of the USA. You should have heard him back when all the 'illegals' protested and took the day off a month or so back... OMG... it was hillarious. I can't even begin to explain how much he hated that. He thought that their protest should have been changed to round-ups and every school bus in California would be used to transport these people back to their homeland... and in the case of those not Mexican in decent they would be dropped off at the border closest to their native country (Mexico). This guy is great!!!

    What part of ILLEGAL don't you understand?
     
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    my exact thoughts when the stupid protests started. :thumb:

    I don't think anyone is more rabid about illegal immigration than recent legal immigrants. Pretty much pisses them off... which is cool. :thumb:

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    I say we send em all to New England and Florida. Hell, that's where most of em (with the exception of CA and Seattle) live anyway.
     
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    You should visit AZ someday, illegal Alien capitol of the world
     

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