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    Re: Pay raise sought for bilingual fed workers

    Quote Originally Posted by 1069 View Post
    I'm willing to wager there's no firefighter anywhere who considers it a positive thing when nobody can understand a guy who is trying to say, "My two-year-old is still trapped in the back bedroom."
    Well its not the firefighters responsibilty to communicate in any other language then English. If the immigrants want to live normal lives they should get to learning our language, not the other way around.


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    Re: Pay raise sought for bilingual fed workers

    Quote Originally Posted by OxymoronP View Post
    Well its not the firefighters responsibilty to communicate in any other language then English. If the immigrants want to live normal lives they should get to learning our language, not the other way around.
    Fortunately, that's not how they feel.
    It's their responsibility to save as many lives as they can.
    That's why they risk theirs daily.
    That's why they take Spanish classes and learn to communicate with members of the community they serve.
    And that's why they get pay raises for doing so: because their communities appreciate the effort.

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    Re: Pay raise sought for bilingual fed workers

    Quote Originally Posted by 1069 View Post
    Fortunately, that's not how they feel.
    It's their responsibility to save as many lives as they can.
    That's why they risk theirs daily.
    That's why they take Spanish classes and learn to communicate with members of the community they serve.
    And that's why they get pay raises for doing so: because their communities appreciate the effort.
    So you speak for firefighters now?


    As far as "communities" they better start learning english if they want to recieve equal opportunity and service. I wont and the majority wont accept paying more to enable these people. Why the hell should we learn their language, when they are the immigrants (Hopefully legal ones).


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    Re: Pay raise sought for bilingual fed workers

    Quote Originally Posted by OxymoronP View Post
    So you speak for firefighters now?

    I feel confident in doing so.
    I have friends who are firefighters and are involved in bilingual education, and we've discussed this exact issue a number of times.
    That is why I'm using firefighters as an example.
    I'm sure (at least I hope) cops and hospital personnel feel similarly, but I don't personally know any at the moment.

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    Re: Pay raise sought for bilingual fed workers

    I feel confident in doing so.
    I have friends who are firefighters and are involved in bilingual, and we've discussed this exact issue a number of times.
    Oh great the old my friend debate strategy. Well my friends who are firefighters think multiple families living in illegal apartments risk everyones lives, especially that they cannot communicate to the emergency responders who come to help if something happens. It is far more rational to expect people who move to the US to learn our language, rather then Americans learning particular languages to be able to function in these liberal inspired ethinic ghettos.

    That is why I'm using firefighters as an example.
    I'm sure (at least I hope) cops and hospital personnel feel similarly, but I don't personally know any at the moment.
    So you base your opinions from anecdotal evidence I take it?


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    Re: Pay raise sought for bilingual fed workers

    Quote Originally Posted by OxymoronP View Post
    Oh great the old my friend debate strategy. Well my friends who are firefighters think multiple families living in illegal apartments risk everyones lives, especially that they cannot communicate to the emergency responders who come to help if something happens. It is far more rational to expect people who move to the US to learn our language, rather then Americans learning particular languages to be able to function in these liberal inspired ethinic ghettos.



    So you base your opinions from anecdotal evidence I take it?
    At least his opinion doesn't involve allowing children to burn to death.
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Pay raise sought for bilingual fed workers

    Quote Originally Posted by OxymoronP View Post
    Oh great the old my friend debate strategy. Well my friends who are firefighters think multiple families living in illegal apartments risk everyones lives, especially that they cannot communicate to the emergency responders who come to help if something happens. It is far more rational to expect people who move to the US to learn our language, rather then Americans learning particular languages to be able to function in these liberal inspired ethinic ghettos.

    What's an "ethinic ghetto"?
    Speak English.

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    Re: Pay raise sought for bilingual fed workers

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    At least his opinion doesn't involve allowing children to burn to death.
    Oh brother .


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    Re: Pay raise sought for bilingual fed workers

    Quote Originally Posted by 1069 View Post
    What's an "ethinic ghetto"?
    Speak English.
    Instead of addressing my points, you go with childish games. In any case I think I made my point clearly enough, good day.


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    Re: Pay raise sought for bilingual fed workers

    Quote Originally Posted by OxymoronP View Post
    Instead of addressing my points, you go with childish games. In any case I think I made my point clearly enough, good day.
    If your point is that you're on the losing side of history, yeah. I'd say so.
    Good day.

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