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    re: Your opinion on Coke's version of America The Beautiful? [W:1014]

    Quote Originally Posted by Gathomas88 View Post
    Pff... That sounds like a lot of work.



    When was the last time you saw a Trayvon Martin style media circus over an Irish guy killing an Italian or Pollock?

    Assimilation has its benefits.
    (grin!) 'pollock', funny. That's either a fish or an avant-garde painting by some dude named Jackson.
    I'm sure assimilation does have benefits, I just want no part of it, myself. It's a different idea of immigration- the 'melting pot' into which all other cultures get changed into Americans. Here, Canada, we tend more to the mosaic model.
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    re: Your opinion on Coke's version of America The Beautiful? [W:1014]

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    You miss my point that the Super Bowl is not the proper venue for those types of corny commercials. People are pumped up and happy! They want entertainment.
    Well, so far 19 people have liked it, to 4 who did not, so I'd venture to guess that it was pretty entertaining to others as well.
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    re: Your opinion on Coke's version of America The Beautiful? [W:1014]

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    African Americans speak English. My friend's step father is from Ghana, and he speaks German because he lived in Germany, French because he lived in France, and English because he now lives in the United States. That is how you do things. Otherwise, you are only making life more difficult for yourself.
    or maybe just more difficult for people who don't want to accept others?

    And I wasn't speaking about the language. I was speaking about how he was railing against multiculturalism. Damn good thing the Native Americans didn't feel this way when we came over here - oh wait. Maybe they did, but they didn't get a chance to complain because we killed them all and took their land.

    Sheesh, this is a silly argument. This is a big country, and there's plenty of room for all of us.

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    re: Your opinion on Coke's version of America The Beautiful? [W:1014]

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    I know right, some guy who doesn't even speak English is fleeing his corrupt, poverty-ridden, drug infested, crime infested country to come to one much safer where he can earn much more money and give a real future to his children.

    LOL WHAT AN IDIOT LOLOLOLOL

    That's not to see we should just let anyone in the country, or adopt Spanish because its spoken by most illegal immigrations, but to call someone like that an idiot its pretty damn ignorant. And its not just the illegal immigrants who speak Spanish you know, its also the legal ones... and millions and millions of US citizens....
    Sorry, but there are rules that must be followed. You can't just let people into the country. They have to be able to get along and support themselves. Also, they have to be able to communicate. They also have to be tested for communicable diseases which still exist in 3rd world countries but have been eradicated here due to vaccinations. Please, try not to let your emotions get the better of you and use your common sense.

    If they are legal, they are supposed to be able to speak and understand some English. That is on the test. In fact, the test is written in English, so they wouldn't be able to complete the test without at least a compulsory understanding of some English.

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    re: Your opinion on Coke's version of America The Beautiful? [W:1014]

    Quote Originally Posted by Amandi View Post
    On this, we will just have to disagree. I want our country to be as multicultural as possible. When I am in small town south Louisiana, I want to experience the Cajun culture. When I visit New York's Chinatown, I want to experience that culture. I dont want them to ever be same.
    America would be pretty boring, otherwise.
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    re: Your opinion on Coke's version of America The Beautiful? [W:1014]

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    or maybe just more difficult for people who don't want to accept others?

    And I wasn't speaking about the language. I was speaking about how he was railing against multiculturalism. Damn good thing the Native Americans didn't feel this way when we came over here - oh wait. Maybe they did, but they didn't get a chance to complain because we killed them all and took their land.

    Sheesh, this is a silly argument. This is a big country, and there's plenty of room for all of us.

    Adapt or die.
    It has nothing to do with acceptance or being emotional. It has to do with common sense, logic and what is best for the country and its people as a whole.

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    re: Your opinion on Coke's version of America The Beautiful? [W:1014]

    Quote Originally Posted by Gathomas88 View Post
    You do realize that French Canadians and the rest of the country basically despise one another, right? There are more than a few separatist factions present in Quebec who want nothing less than complete independence.
    C'mon. That's hyperbole, at best. There are separatists in Quebec, and they're tolerated by Anglos and the majority of Quebecois, but to say that Franco and Anglo Canadians 'despise' each other is just blatantly false.
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    re: Your opinion on Coke's version of America The Beautiful? [W:1014]

    I think this commercial is crap. It's like Joey on Friends trying to speak French.... Blu blah, blu blah blah.

    I knew a Greek restaurant owner whose food I liked. He spoke little english and I spoke no Greek but after awhile, because we got along, I learned enough about their cuisine to communicate. There's a place for everything and speaking multiple languages to any audience is weird, unless it's an emergency message.
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    re: Your opinion on Coke's version of America The Beautiful? [W:1014]

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    America would be pretty boring, otherwise.
    No one is asking for them to not speak their native language, just to learn the native language of the country they choose to live in as well.

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    re: Your opinion on Coke's version of America The Beautiful? [W:1014]

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    Dang - do you realize that African Americans have their own culture? African Americans have been here as long as we have. What about Native Americans?
    And just look at all the problems that has caused. The interracial tensions created by blacks and whites "separating" their cultures from one another causes untold violence and popular resentment.

    These problems don't really exist in nations where they assimilated into the local culture instead.

    It's why America is called the Great Melting Pot. Like I said, we are all descendants of immigrants.
    That's the major problem here. You're not talking about a "melting pot." You're basically talking about throwing oil and water into a glass together and watching how things play out.

    Again, the goal here should be to create a single culture, with a single goal, not a bunch of little ones all vying for different goals. That will only lead to conflict and resentment.

    Quote Originally Posted by Amandi View Post
    On this, we will just have to disagree. I want our country to be as multicultural as possible. When I am in small town south Louisiana, I want to experience the Cajun culture. When I visit New York's Chinatown, I want to experience that culture. I dont want them to ever be same.
    Aren't there still Irish pubs? Aren't there still Italian restaurants?

    There's no reason why immigrants can't keep many of their traditions while still conforming to local cultural norms and learning the language.

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