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  1. Real World

    Real World Moderator Staff Member

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    Hey fellas, it's vacation time for me. I'm off to Italy just like every other summer, and hopefully I'll talk to you all when I get back. Go Pats, and ttys! :D
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    Be careful, they're pretty liberal over there! Have a great time.
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    How dare you..!! Don't you know how many millions of people on welfare are counting on your hard work to fund their laziness and ineptitude..?
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    Italia!


    as we would say in the hip-hop community...."Parola"
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    How could you go there!
    They don't even speak English!

    Those Italians...It's like they have a different word for everything!
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    Safe trip.


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    Enjoy your vacation, Real World.
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    You probably have a better chance of having an English speaking cabbie, maid or McDonald's cashier than you do here in America...
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    Doesn't it suck that people can speak any language they want? And if you don't like it, you're welcome to walk instead of taking a cab, or make your own burger instead of going to McDonald's. This ain't socialism, businesses don't have to cater to you if they don't want to.

    On the topic, have a great trip, RW!
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    I went there once.........too many foreigners! Have a blast!
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    As a matter of fact, yes it does suck that so many people in this country don't speak the same language. But they always know enough English to collect the welfare check and housing subsidy.
    How about the scumbag illegals learn English instead..?
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    I'm sure (most of) the ones driving cabs are legal, police hackney divisions do background & license checks on cabbies, they just choose not to speak English, which they're entitled to.

    The real point is that you have no right to force someone to speak English with you, just like you have no right to their services. If you don't like them, your only choice is to not take advantage of their services. This isn't communism, businesses can set their own rules. Freedom of speech means people are free to speak, in any language they choose.
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    English should be the official language of the land, and the only language public businesses are allowed to conduct transactions in. That has nothing to do with communism or socialism... to quote Oneiga Montoya (who spoke perfect English): "I do not think that word means what you think it does..."

    But what do you care...? You just sit back and let everyone else pay for the welfare and housing and health care the illegals are stealing from the rest of us...
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    It means exactly what I think it does. You want the government to set rules for how businesses should interact with their customers for the "greater good". It sounds outright liberal of you. But I've got some bad news for ya: this isn't France, buddy, here people can communicate with grunts and groans if it makes them happy. If you don't like it, go find someone else to do business with. As a complete aside, would you allow businesses to communicate in another language if the customer also wanted to? Or would two Spanish people have to speak English? How about if you're in earshot?

    Why, do the taxes I pay go somewhere different from where your taxes go?
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    You've gotta be kidding me with all of this.....

    Someone is going on vacation....says good bye....and you frickin SPIN IT!

    un-fukin-BELIEVABLE!






    QuiGon, you are now officially my 3rd favorite person on the planet!

    1. W
    2. Cheney
    3. QuiGon
    4. Gonzo
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    HEY RW you must be hitting some fine Italian restaraunts,can I put my order in now? Have a good trip.
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    The 'old country' ain't that old, they have internet over there. RW just doesn't wanna talk to us. This isn't a vacation to Italy, this is a vacation from the Political board of Patsfans.com. I bet he heard that Bush has webbed feet or something and that the story is gonna break...


    Yeah, he's dodging us.
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    You can call it whatever you want, but I highly doubt many people would agree with you that my views represent the liberal point of view.
    Ya really wanna know what I think...? I think there should be English literacy tests in order to collect welfare checks and housing subsidies. I think all government business should be conducted in English (courts, post offices, election ballots, etc). I think all businesses should be required to speak fluent English for all transactions taking place within the country (obviously when conducting international deals, language restrictions are eased). If a Hispanic customer wants to order in Spanish from a Hispanic cashier, that's fine... so long as when I step to the counter they speak and understand English.
    Yeah... yours go up in a cloud of marijuana smoke... :rolleyes:
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    Yeah... I'm sure RW would be really upset to see his vacation post created a wee bit of chaos :rolleyes:
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    well, no one ruins an innocuous bi-partisan thread quite like you do, Transfat

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