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rxwine
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May 14th, 2019 at 5:39:19 PM permalink
Quote: Boz


It’s pure BS we are accommodating these people unwilling to learn the language of the land.

And I will gladly still call anyone unwilling to learn the language of the land an idiot. Just as I would be considered if I moved to Iran and expected to be accommodated.



Don't you own a restaurant? Please put a sign on your door. "We proudly don't serve idiots who don't speak English."
Quasimodo? Does that name ring a bell?
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May 14th, 2019 at 6:12:11 PM permalink
Quote: rxwine

Don't you own a restaurant? Please put a sign on your door. "We proudly don't serve idiots who don't speak English."



Joey Vento tried it and took too much s%%% for it. Not worth the fight.

https://billypenn.com/2016/10/12/controversial-speak-english-sign-is-gone-from-genos-steaks/
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May 14th, 2019 at 6:17:09 PM permalink
Quote: Boz

Again, what does this have to do with ballots being available in Spanish?



Because...

Quote: Boz

My point is still valid, you cannot become a legal eligible voter here without knowing English.

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billryan
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May 14th, 2019 at 6:19:00 PM permalink
Quote: rxwine

Don't you own a restaurant? Please put a sign on your door. "We proudly don't serve idiots who don't speak English."




When the Heights first was turning Latin, my Uncle put up a sign saying Speak Gaelic and English or be gone. The neighborhood went from Irish to Mexican and Dominican and the bar lost a fortune. Never piss off a potential customer unless you are sure they can be replaced.
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May 14th, 2019 at 6:19:10 PM permalink
Lol, read "reading" elsewhere, looks like i substituted it for your "knowing" here.

Guess we see what we want.
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May 14th, 2019 at 6:50:42 PM permalink
Quote: Face


I don’t think this is all that surprising or avoidable.

IQ’s are normally distributed:



That means 16% of Americans have an IQ <85, just due to natural variation. Even given a quality education, most of those people are going to have significant difficulty learning to read.

This is why I disagree with many (not all) “pull yourself up by your bootstraps” arguments when it comes to policy. There are a lot of people who don’t have bootstraps.
billryan
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May 14th, 2019 at 7:12:36 PM permalink
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Quote: Face


I don’t think this is all that surprising or avoidable.

IQ’s are normally distributed:



That means 16% of Americans have an IQ <85, just due to natural variation. Even given a quality education, most of those people are going to have significant difficulty learning to read.

This is why I disagree with many (not all) “pull yourself up by your bootstraps” arguments when it comes to policy. There are a lot of people who don’t have bootstraps.



That's ludicrous. Cant they just get them off Amazon?
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May 14th, 2019 at 7:21:45 PM permalink
Wait 21 trillion Americans can’t read? Damn.
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May 15th, 2019 at 7:07:42 AM permalink
WTF
15 Billion to farmers because Trump pissed off China and now they are not buying our soy beans
15 billion of my tax dollars going to private businesses
Sounds like socialism to me
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May 15th, 2019 at 8:37:32 AM permalink
Quote: terapined

WTF
15 Billion to farmers because Trump pissed off China and now they are not buying our soy beans
15 billion of my tax dollars going to private businesses
Sounds like socialism to me




I was reading that this trade war is going to cost the American family about $800 a year. Those tax cuts are looking good now, eh?

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