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Old 07-19-2013   #11
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I love the language debate. So many straw men to burn down. I can understand how some might find fault with a Spanish version of site intended to verify work status. The problem, however, is that the argument is based on the idea that all people who are poor readers of English are, by default, presumed to be illegal. I think it really indicates that companies are hiring more and more native spanish speakers into their HR departments which use the site. And if the company is both using the site and hiring more native spanish speakers, there is a good chance that the HR employees are legal to work in the US. Still, that kind of rational thinking is usually dismissed as "that's what they want you to think"

What I find rather pathetic is when the supposed defenders of English spew incoherent and grammatically atrocious language. As one president put it, "You teach a child to read, and he or her will be able to pass a literacy test." When you present a geography issue, we'll discuss the president who thought he visited 57 states.

So, you'll excuse us if we don't find it ironic or humorous. Most of us seem to be unimpressed at such things. But, then again, we are the ones who are constantly being accused of destroying the country with our liberal ways.

On the river, I can abandon who I am and what I've done. However brief it lasts, while on the river I am nothing important and everything insignificant. I am flotsam, and happy to be so.
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Old 07-19-2013   #12
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You gotta stop this shit man. You launched the cracker jack, not coboater...you own it, not him! A light hearted pass at comedy? Give me a break. NOWHERE in your intro or subsequent rant do you hint at humor... do you think we are stupid? Just a lame attempt at deflecting " Oh, I got called out on this one"? Own up man, it will even out. No one here is that judgmental I hope. BTW: Your friends have their own reasons to love the U.S. after all the cruel treatment they have been the victim of. I would urge you, the man, to guide them to just how fair the good ole US of A can be to the oppressed. I know you have that in your heart. Peace

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Old 07-20-2013   #13
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Yeah, it was an attempt at humor. It fell flat. I should have known better. I apologized.

Find another bone to gnaw.

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