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Estoy APESADUMBRADO PIENSO que DEBEMOS BOICOTEAR A TOGGLE.

For your information we live in TEXAS where hispanics are no longer the minorities.

In plain English, we are doomed.

It's like a frat party, they already trashed Mexico, let's take this party to Texas.

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In plain English, we are doomed.

It's like a frat party, they already trashed Mexico, let's take this party to Texas.

Perhaps a prerequisite to gaining your citizenship into the United States would be that if you already have 4 children, you must become sterlized ? OR, if you have a baby here in the U.S. then it retains the citizenship of the parents, voila, no more anchor babies.

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AFAIK, Texas is at least still plurality non-Hispanic White.

I know that Texas public schools as a whole are plurality Hispanic.

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Sounds like a great commercial for Lowe's to air in the format of a political ad.

"HOME DEPOT is against AMERICAN values. By posting their Spanish language signs, they're turning us over to the Communists and desegregationalists, ONE STORE AT A TIME! Protect Texas and America from liberal thoughts such as letting Jose and Pablo know what things to buy so they can remuddle your mod in Westbury for you with fake granite so you can flip it. Say NO to Home Depot, and YES to Lowe's, and say YES to our super sale on kitchen applicanes from GE, KitchenAid, Frigidaire, and WHIRLPOOL, by September 30th or while supplies last! Come visit our newest location in VIDOR, on the I-10 feeder road next to the Waffle House at the Beall's strip center" :rolleyes:

But seriously, I think if you are gonna live here, you ought to learn some English. My mother told me she went to the hospital not too long ago to get some tests run. She entered the waiting room and the TV was on Telemundo or Univision or something like that. She was like "wait a minute, where am I? I thought we were in America!" And don't even get me started on the Mexican flag issue.

I find it funny though how border cities will speak either language in either country. I went to Nuevo Laredo about 11 years ago, they spoke some good English down there, didn't need to speak a word of Spanish to them, but once we were back in Laredo, people working in the stores were approaching us in Spanish, to which we replied "No habla espanol". Weird huh...

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Home Depot engages in racist pandering and should be boycotted. The Houston store on 610 Loop in the Heights now has every sign within their store listed in English and Spanish. Why not German? Does Home Depot not care about German-Americans? Where's the French? No Vietnamese? Are the corporate heads of Home Depot simply racists? Yes. A corporate response from Home Depot stated that they "have Spanish language advertisements and signs to support diversity". What they're really doing is taking political action to radically change American culture. Foreign languages in the public marketplace do not embrace diversity; it's simply divisive. Foreign languages alienate Americans one from the other. For a huge corporation to support foreign nationals over Americans is irresponsible and unacceptable.Home Depot is embracing a racist attitude, polarizing the country, and undermining Amercan families. They need to be boycotted.
To quote Jody Foster, "You're crazy!" What possible harm can a sign with multiple languages have on you or anyone else? When traveling in Europe, I appreciate signs in English. By now, most of us know enough Spanish to get by in Mexico/South America (sin Brazil). Being helpful is not racist. My grandfather moved from Germany to St. Louis in 1870 and he immediately moved into a German speaking neighborhood that had a German Speaking school for his kids. He was from Bremen and they named the neighborhood Breman, much like their home in Germany. What's wrong with helping folks get started here? I'm sure that people helped him.
Vielleicht sollten Sie nach jemandem fragen, der wirklich eine Frage mit einem Sprachhindernis hat. Kl

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Canada, Mexico, United States, etc are all in America.

Yet, we hear that touted all the time in United States based campaign ads.

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Home Depot engages in racist pandering and should be boycotted. The Houston store on 610 Loop in the Heights now has every sign within their store listed in English and Spanish. Why not German? Does Home Depot not care about German-Americans? Where's the French? No Vietnamese? Are the corporate heads of Home Depot simply racists? Yes.

A corporate response from Home Depot stated that they "have Spanish language advertisements and signs to support diversity". What they're really doing is taking political action to radically change American culture.

Foreign languages in the public marketplace do not embrace diversity; it's simply divisive. Foreign languages alienate Americans one from the other. For a huge corporation to support foreign nationals over Americans is irresponsible and unacceptable.

Home Depot is embracing a racist attitude, polarizing the country, and undermining Amercan families. They need to be boycotted.

Maybe you should read the text of "The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo" which promised all Mexican citizens living in the US equal citizen rights as the US citizens. This applies to their heirs as well. White settlers moving into the southwest treated the Mexican peoples as foreigners even in 1848. We do things like that, ask the Apaches! My Mexican friends, who live in Mexico, believe that we stole their land and their heritage, did we??

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I feel that the fact that Texas and California are now U. S. soil should be set in stone.

However, it is not unusual for a world city to have signs in multiple languages. In Japan I noticed signs in English, Chinese, and Korean (with English as the most common) - the bullet trains had announcements in English. Restaurants served me and my father even though we did not speak Japanese.

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Maybe you should read the text of "The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo" which promised all Mexican citizens living in the US equal citizen rights as the US citizens. This applies to their heirs as well. White settlers moving into the southwest treated the Mexican peoples as foreigners even in 1848. We do things like that, ask the Apaches! My Mexican friends, who live in Mexico, believe that we stole their land and their heritage, did we??

Here's a detailed account of the history that might help you with your answer.

http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/handbook/online...es/RR/mzr2.html

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Maybe you should read the text of "The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo" which promised all Mexican citizens living in the US equal citizen rights as the US citizens. This applies to their heirs as well. White settlers moving into the southwest treated the Mexican peoples as foreigners even in 1848. We do things like that, ask the Apaches! My Mexican friends, who live in Mexico, believe that we stole their land and their heritage, did we??

Technically Mexico is also stolen land... stolen by the Spaniards from those who lived there before they invaded.

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Home Depot is embracing a racist attitude, polarizing the country, and undermining Amercan families. They need to be boycotted.

It's conveniant, relax.

If they want to have both translations, let them.

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Home Depot engages in racist pandering and should be boycotted. The Houston store on 610 Loop in the Heights now has every sign within their store listed in English and Spanish. Why not German? Does Home Depot not care about German-Americans? Where's the French? No Vietnamese? Are the corporate heads of Home Depot simply racists? Yes.

A corporate response from Home Depot stated that they "have Spanish language advertisements and signs to support diversity". What they're really doing is taking political action to radically change American culture.

Foreign languages in the public marketplace do not embrace diversity; it's simply divisive. Foreign languages alienate Americans one from the other. For a huge corporation to support foreign nationals over Americans is irresponsible and unacceptable.

Home Depot is embracing a racist attitude, polarizing the country, and undermining Amercan families. They need to be boycotted.

...and why don't they have every sign in Stupid so you can get around a store that is not in the Heights? Wouldn't that work better for someone like you who can't distinguish between race and ethnicity and the location of a business that is not in the Heights? Perhaps a hook-up with Miss Teen daIraq might give you a leg up. I'm betting she has a map written in Stupid made just for you.

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I would be more ticked off at the goverment than a box store.

Here's a avatar for you Toggle :P

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We especially need and have multi-language signage because we have so much out of country business and medical-related visitors

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Until they change Old Spanish Trail to Old English Trail I boycott it. Will never drive it again 'til it happens. :D

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Until they change Old Spanish Trail to Old English Trail I boycott it. Will never drive it again 'til it happens. :D

No more San Felipe for me.

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Until they change Old Spanish Trail to Old English Trail I boycott it. Will never drive it again 'til it happens. :D

Will you be mad if it becomes "Ye Olde English Trail"? No more OST, just YOET. :lol:

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i read somewhere (sorry i don't have a source, maybe reason magazine.) that the majority of third generation mexican immigrants no longer speak spanish. in other words, the children of immigrants generally learn english. the grandchildren of the original immigrants know little spanish.

my questions are these:

will catering to spanish reduce the importance of learning english for immigrant's children and grandchildren?

should we implement a required second language in all public schools from elementary through high school?

personally, i think that if a business or corporation wants to cater to a certain population, that is there prerogative. i cannot see how it is racist to pander to the population that contributes to your bottom line. and, if you think mexican immigrants aren't contributing to the profits of businesses and the tax base in houston, you ain't right in the head.

it is my opinion, that people who have an issue with the representation of other languages haven't traveled much. try finding what you need in a country that doesn't have english represented. if you've had that experience, you would be a little less shocked when you see spanish, korean, vietnamese or chinese beside or under english here.

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In Canada, almost everything is in English and French, and I didn't ever hear anybody complain. The reason being, those are the two most frequently spoken languages. English and Spanish signs make sense here in Texas, because those are the most commonly spoken languages. There simply aren't enough German customers to make it worth anybody's while to translate all of the signs to German. There probably aren't enough Spanish speakers in somewhere like Mississippi to bother translating signs into Spanish, but here in Texas, apparently it's worth their while, and it doesn't bother me.

What I do have a problem with is that in Quebec, they sometimes leave the English part out of signs (even tourist signs and plaques). Having only French doesn't make much sense when you're trying to encourage tourism/business from the rest of North America. That's something I'll never understand. Quebec politics are even weirder than US politics. :)

You're right about Quebec -- some store owners have even been fined for having English language signs.

Ordinarily things like the Home Depot situation get on my nerves. But not this time. I guess it's mostly because Home Depot is private property. It can do whatever it wants on its land. Just like if I have a store of my own, I'm free to have my signs in English/German. I don't get annoyed too much until there is clear favoritism (such as the strip mall in Florida that kicked a store out because its signs weren't in Spanish),or it's on public property.

A couple of my observations from here and there:

Minneapolis has an unusual number of English/Japanese signs, especially at the airport. I assume this is because for years Northwest Orient (headquartered in MN) was the only American airline allowed to fly to Japan.

Chicago has a LOT of signs in English/Polish/Spanish/Chinese (in that order). Russian is starting to become more common on signs, too.

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A couple of my observations from here and there:

Minneapolis has an unusual number of English/Japanese signs, especially at the airport. I assume this is because for years Northwest Orient (headquartered in MN) was the only American airline allowed to fly to Japan.

Did you happen to notice whether there was a "NO TAPPING OF FEET or REACHING FOR TOILET PAPER" sign also written in Japanese in the bathrooms at the airport ?

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One thing a lot of people don't realize is that these Mexicans who don't learn English are usually older people who have a hard time learning a new language, and who are working in construction / cleaning just to put food on the table for their kids. They work long hours doing jobs I'd never be able to do, and don't really need to learn English. Nor do they have a lot of time. When you work minimum wage, you need to work long hours to make enough money to live. Keep in mind, it's only the older people who don't learn English. They realize that they will never succeed without learning English, but that's not the point. The point is to give their children (who will ultimately learn English) a better life.

Hispanic immigrants are not trying to radically change our society. Their real goal is to bring their children up in a country where they will have more opportunities. The children of Mexican immigrants always learn English (it's easier for young people to learn a second language, you know). Everybody knows that you need English to succeed beyond being a maid or a construction worker. So if one generation of older Hispanics doesn't learn English, but they bring their children up to learn English, I don't see what harm that causes. If putting Spanish signs up in a Home Depot makes this older generation feel more comfortable, and helps the company at the same time, I don't see what harm that causes.

For those that "think" it's easy in mexico head to the border and tell me you'd let your 5 year old child sell candy to make a few bucks. Would you do it?

I'm glad to see SMART intelligent positions, Other than "DEPORT THEM!" I work retail in a predominatly white side of town. Guess what a lady came last week looking for "Encre" pen and couldn't speak a work of english. I've had my share of "whites" who can't speak english. I get tired of reading "they use up our resources!" Ok, let the goverment blow it on even more dumb stuff like NASA and space shuttle launch(as an example.) That doesn't benefit tax payers at all... Corporations will jump over backwards IN THIS DATE AND TIME TO WIN OVER CUSTOMERS! It's business. Look how boost mobile targets black people. Speaking of signage in spanish a lowes commercial just came on with dual language signs. Me being hispanic hate seeing dual language signs. I frequent a few canadian sites and hear them talk smack about Quebec and everything is in French. You'll never win.

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Now I got some good news for you Toggle.

Arrest policy changed on illegal immigrants

County's new procedure may make it harder to elude deportation

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/front/5118444.html

The Harris County Sheriff's Office has stopped issuing "non-arrest" bonds to illegal immigrants, closing what victim advocates called a loophole that allowed some suspects to dodge deportation.

The new policy was implemented on Aug. 22, the same day the Houston Chronicle published a story on Juan Felix Salinas, an illegal immigrant accused of causing a crash that killed three people while he was free on a non-arrest bond.

"We certainly applaud the change," said Andy Kahan, director of the Mayor's Crime Victims Office.

Before the policy took effect, Harris County Jail officials allowed suspects with outstanding warrants for certain relatively minor crimes to pay "non-arrest" bonds without being formally booked, sheriff's Sgt. D.M. Mackey said.

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Amazing. I've no doubt that the first illegal alien arrested will loudly start crying racism and sue the sheriffs office though. And some liberal yahoo in the media will interview them and before ya' know it, amnesty's being granted.

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"I am going to stop calling you a white man and I'm going to ask you to stop calling me a black man."

Morgan Freeman

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Did you happen to notice whether there was a "NO TAPPING OF FEET or REACHING FOR TOILET PAPER" sign also written in Japanese in the bathrooms at the airport ?

It's called "Happy Feet"

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You can't be serious?

Is he being serious?

I think he is being serious!

:lol:

Toggle is real passionate about the issue and such, he thinks that you can change things over night. We need to do a better job enforcing the borders from the real danger not the laborers. until then I will stand back and get a contact high from his post/dreamland.

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Toggle is real passionate about the issue and such, he thinks that you can change things over night. We need to do a better job enforcing the borders from the real danger not the laborers. until then I will stand back and get a contact high from his post/dreamland.

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Stop bogarting and pass it around.

Oh yeah, I boycotted Hurricane Humberto because of the Spanish name. That's why it didn't come over Houston.

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name='Serrano' Toggle do you forget where you live? For your information we live in TEXAS where hispanics are no longer the minorities.

Speak English Serrano. We both live in America. The color or ethnic background of Americans is completely irrelevant. Who cares whether someone is of "Hispanic" orign or "African whatever" or has a Russian mom----speak English here in the US of A.

English is the language of our nation. You may not like that fact. You may shout, "you're a racist Toggle" or any number of stupid replies but it wouldn't be true and it wouldn't change the fact that English is critical to the cohesiveness of our country.

Do we want America to become a Tower of Babel? Get a grip diversity babies--it's better for everyone to be on the same linguistic page.

Anti-American Home Depot will never get another dollar of mine.

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Speak English Serrano. We both live in America. The color or ethnic background of Americans is completely irrelevant. Who cares whether someone is of "Hispanic" orign or "African whatever" or has a Russian mom----speak English here in the US of A.

English is the language of our nation. You may not like that fact. You may shout, "you're a racist Toggle" or any number of stupid replies but it wouldn't be true and it wouldn't change the fact that English is critical to the cohesiveness of our country.

Do we want America to become a Tower of Babel? Get a grip diversity babies--it's better for everyone to be on the same linguistic page.

Anti-American Home Depot will never get another dollar of mine.

En el E.E.U.U. la idioma oficial es *dinero*

No hay dinero en Mexico, tan hay dinero en E.E.U.U. en trabajos construcion o agricultura

Si no compras en Home Depot, otros personas que no son asi compraran en Home Depot

Hasta luego Toggle3, si le puedes leer

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En el E.E.U.U. la idioma oficial es *dinero*

No hay dinero en Mexico, tan hay dinero en E.E.U.U. en trabajos construcion o agricultura

Si no compras en Home Depot, otros personas que no son asi compraran en Home Depot

Hasta luego Toggle3, si le puedes leer

:lol:

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Um, I just shopped at Lowe's on Bunker Hill and its Bi-lingual all the way down to the welcome sign at the door.

So your protest is bunk unless you boycott both.

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I can't help but laugh when I visit the Fiesta on W. Alabama and there is an aisle that has a big sign above that says Oriental Foods. I read long ago that people of Asian descent resent being referred to as oriental and same with the food. Still there to this day. :lol:

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What makes me LOL is that your dish washing liquid, striking paper and what ever you purchase usually has bilingual phrase on it. While I disagree on the duel language and all, but one has to feel sorry for the this man in his own restroom.

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In Canada, almost everything is in English and French, and I didn't ever hear anybody complain.

Does anyone else find this statement ironic and funny?

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I can't help but laugh when I visit the Fiesta on W. Alabama and there is an aisle that has a big sign above that says Oriental Foods. I read long ago that people of Asian descent resent being referred to as oriental and same with the food. Still there to this day. :lol:

wait, did you say "the food" resents being referred to as oriental? i got a picture in my head of dancing chopsticks and talking eggrolls. ;)

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