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Discussion in 'Politics & World News' started by BikerBoy28, Apr 28, 2010.

  1. BikerBoy28

    BikerBoy28 Monkey

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    #1 -   Apr 28, 2010
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  2. valve bouncer

    valve bouncer Master Dildoist

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    PAWN it fool.
     
  3. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    I hope the test requires proper spelling and grammar.

     
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  4. BikerBoy28

    BikerBoy28 Monkey

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    Fixed. I'm not perfect with a keyboard.......
     
  5. AngryMetalsmith

    AngryMetalsmith Business is good, thanks for asking

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    If you agree, then please explain why the test should not be given in different languages ?
     
  6. stoney

    stoney Part of the unwashed, middle-American horde

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    Simple answer: Traffic signs in the US are not in foreign language. Signs provide direction and law. If you can not read english, how can you effectively and quickly understand direction written in English on those signs?
     
  7. Toshi

    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    The vast majority of the signs are deliberately designed to be distinct shapes and colors and not rely on reading text rapidly. The average English-speaking (nominally) Joe Sixpack is near illiterate anyways so this is a good thing.

     
  8. AngryMetalsmith

    AngryMetalsmith Business is good, thanks for asking

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    I was asking the OP.


    Traffic signs are graphic based for this very reason.
     
  9. GTscoob

    GTscoob Chimp

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    We just passed similar legislation in GA. Kinda ironic how nationwide we're leaning towards amnesty for illegal immigrants but individual states are making Jim Crow laws against them.
     
  10. dante

    dante Unabomber

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    BikerBoy28, I would've thought you were younger... guess I was wrong.

     
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    While I like the idea, it just bites everyone in the a** in the end. If you make the test available in English only there are many people who won't/can't take the test. Instead of getting a license, and buying insurance, you now have someone driving without a license and uninsured. Just because someone can't get a license doesn't mean they're not going to drive. More uninsured motorists raises all of our rates, and it sucks if you get into an accident with one.
     
  12. dante

    dante Unabomber

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    Dunno, I'd probably have quite a bit of trouble with this if it were written in French...

     
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    HBFR33R!D3 Monkey

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    amen brother
     
  14. Inclag

    Inclag Turbo Monkey

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    Am I reading this correctly?

    Graphi.....actually check that...


    ...you know what, just go back to that game you play.
     
  15. JohnE

    JohnE filthy rascist

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    I support this in concept...but in reality, it will never work. What is wrong with a national language being declared? Other countries do it, why not us?
     
  16. valve bouncer

    valve bouncer Master Dildoist

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    Stupid Japanese signs, got no idea.....I am a 4 wheel disaster area.
     
  17. AngryMetalsmith

    AngryMetalsmith Business is good, thanks for asking

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    "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free..."

    Unless you are Native American, your ancestors came from somewhere else.
     
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  18. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    I'd just like to see a US based drivers test based on actual driving skills. It is harder to get a ****ing marriage or dog license in this country.

    Got one half blind eye, a five second reaction time and as much situational awareness as algae and there is no problem with you getting behind a 5K lb ramrod.
     
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  19. JohnE

    JohnE filthy rascist

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    And? When they arrived here, many of them assimilated as quickly as possible. If they want to speak their native tongue, go right ahead, teach me too. But when they need essential services and expect the agency to give special dispensation because they dont habla Englais, there is a problem, and it is not with the English speakers. If you want to retain your native tongue, go ahead. But when you want to live here, and reap(?) the benefits of same, show a little effort fercryinoutloud.

    If someone rolls into your shop, speaking only Mandarin Chinese, how are you going to deal with him/her?

    And btw, I am Native American...and ScotchDutchIrish...and I speak 'merkan, German (well), Spanish (Enough to get by.) and some French and Italian (Mostly from traveling there...eating, trying to pick up girls etc) (And playing hockey w/ French Canadian kids, learning how to pick fights and insult the Quebecois...)
     
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    That is a very good point, I had not thought of that......
     
  21. lovebunny

    lovebunny can i lick your balls?

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    well, i get people coming in my shop all the time who only speak spanish. i just give my gf a call and have them talk to her.:D
     
  22. MMike

    MMike A fowl peckerwood.

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    no wonder everyone hates Americans....just listen to you jag-offs.........
     
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    X3pilot Texans fan - LOL

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    Even if you are Native American, they came from somewhere else. (that whole land bridge thing)
     
  24. MMike

    MMike A fowl peckerwood.

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    Very curious....Apparently the deep south has stuff in too many languages. Quebec has things in too few (for my liking).

    And no-one is every happy.
     
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    The stupid wave continues. I consider it to be a personal deficit that I only speak one language.
     
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    The best things about this thread is that BikerBoy28 made 4 spelling errors in his original post (2 of them phonetic) and then blamed it on the keyboard. :rofl:

    Gotta love Ridemonkey.

    I just watched the "Ad" ... fcuk I hate this kind of politics... typical pandering to Bubba.
     
  27. MMike

    MMike A fowl peckerwood.

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    At least he didn't blame the mexicans?
     
  28. drkenan

    drkenan anti-dentite

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    This.

    Bunch of Mexican-hatin' rednecks wanting to change their driving test. That's all that is.

    I like the thread title btw...I picture some backwoods imbred motherfvcker telling me that while I'm paddling a canoe down the bayou.
     
  29. drkenan

    drkenan anti-dentite

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    Not entirely sure why but I think this is appropriate for this thread.

     
  30. Fool

    Fool Turbo Monkey

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    Me too. I used to know Spanish and French, but not anymore. Now I really have to get going to learn the 800 languages spoken in my immediate area.
     
  31. jonKranked

    jonKranked Press Button, Receive Stupid

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    English isn't spoken in Alabama, only an "English type language". Kinda like expecting to get real crab meat in crab rangoons; when in reality its only a "crab substance"
     
  32. eaterofdog

    eaterofdog ass grabber

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    I wouldn't refer to is so much as English, they speak what I refer to as "Merkin."

    Also, yes this is just stupid. Anyone who knows second generation immigrants knows that the kids pick up American culture very quickly. Nobody wants to be a 3rd world goat milker or whatever. Let's send pictures of our winkys to each other with our cell phones!
     
  33. binary visions

    binary visions The voice of reason

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    No, he just irrationally blamed his keyboard...
     
  34. MMike

    MMike A fowl peckerwood.

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    Type quickly on a laptop on your kitchen counter, while accomplishing other tasks, and see what happens.
     
  35. $tinkle

    $tinkle Expert on blowing

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    so i guess we should stop importing immigrants
    there's a place at K & 5th st NW where you can get that. it's not so bad if you don't mind the hissing cockroach sound she makes w/ her train whistle
    Archaeology and the Book of Mormon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia@@AMEPARAM@@/wiki/File:Florentine_Codex_IX_Aztec_Warriors.jpg" class="image"><img alt="" src="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/39/Florentine_Codex_IX_Aztec_Warriors.jpg/300px-Florentine_Codex_IX_Aztec_Warriors.jpg"@@AMEPARAM@@commons/thumb/3/39/Florentine_Codex_IX_Aztec_Warriors.jpg/300px-Florentine_Codex_IX_Aztec_Warriors.jpg, perhaps?
     
  36. $tinkle

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    filthy racist
     
  37. jonKranked

    jonKranked Press Button, Receive Stupid

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    if you moved to Germany, would you not be expected to learn German?
     
  38. MMike

    MMike A fowl peckerwood.

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    dante Unabomber

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    By the way, my wife would like to point out that you still suck at spelling and grammar. How about learning English yourself before insisting that others do?
     
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  40. $tinkle

    $tinkle Expert on blowing

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    you should have fluffed out this link more:

    2 vibrate settings?