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#1 Grinch

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Posted 27 April 2005 - 07:38 PM

Read the article, then discuss.

http://www.wnd.com/n...RTICLE_ID=43973

These are popping up all over LA. I'm pissed off. I'm proud to be American and I'm proud to live in Los Angeles, California - an American city, not a Mexican one. I honestly think this is treason. That news station has no right to pretend that California is a Mexican city. Yeah, we ripped them off, but we also bought New York City for $24. You don't see the Dutch complaining.
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#2 One Man Clan

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Posted 27 April 2005 - 07:46 PM

Dude, get a fucking life. It's a billboard. Who gives a shit? Treason!? are you for real? Fact of the matter is, we are a diverse nation. The as is for a Spanish station that I bet my life savings as well as my life's future earnings would never even watch; Unless its like the spanish channels I get where no matter what show is on, there is at least one scantily clad rather well endowed woman shaking her ass on camera whether its a crazy variety show or the news. Again, really, who gives a shit. People are dying everyday from starvation and AIDS and tons of other crap. Why not head over to http://www.one.org or Oxfam's site and do something about it, rather then complain about something THE FIRST AMENDMENT of your AMERICAN city and country protects.
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Posted 27 April 2005 - 07:47 PM

You've got to be kidding me. Sure, illegal immigrants take some jobs that would otherwise go unfilled, but this is ridiculous.

OMC, aren't you just a little annoyed at this? It's kind of akin to me putting up billboards saying "I own OMC's mom".

No, it won't change borders, but it's still annoying.

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Edited by ompa, 27 April 2005 - 07:53 PM.

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Posted 27 April 2005 - 07:49 PM

As far as I'm concerned, Los Angeles is home to the Los Angeles Angels of Baseball of California of the West Coast of the United States of America of the Western Hemisphere of the Planet Earth. And that's all that matters.

LA is Cali's. Everyone knows that a billboard won't change the borders.

Edited by Evil, 27 April 2005 - 07:50 PM.

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Posted 27 April 2005 - 07:58 PM

Ompa, that isn't even a CLOSE comparison. How does this relate to illegal immigrants taking a job from someone? It's an add for a spanish network. Are you really that concerned about it. You two drasctically need to reevaluate your priorities.

He's a good story

The local McDonald's by me has only one white employee besides the franchise owner. I have to hear "Welcome to Mcdonall's can i hell you?" every time at the drivethrough. Then it's "Two sheezburger meal, fie eigty two, tank you." Point is, I don't speak a WORD of english, but those people are doing their job. It doesn't bother me if they have an accent. At least they are WORKING. I almost forgot to mention, the drive through menu is in both english and some spanish.

The point is, we have the freedom of speech right in this country. What about those billboards about god that are out there? You probably have seen them, the "Keep honking and i'll make traffic longer" -GOD billboards. They were put up anonymously, but b/c they were paid for, there was nothing you could do about it. Last thing I'm gonna say, I would laugh my ass off if I saw a billboard about my mother or something like that, so ompa you go ahead and do that.
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Posted 27 April 2005 - 07:58 PM

I live in LA too, and I'm not too concerned about it. I'm not happy about it, but let them do whatever they want. Just don't come and really take over LA.
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Posted 27 April 2005 - 08:00 PM

I never said they took jobs- fact is, we probably need the immigrants.

You've got to be kidding me. Sure, illegal immigrants take some jobs that would otherwise go unfilled


I never said it was treason, I said it was annoying.

And the GOD billboards? Those annoy me too.

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Edited by ompa, 27 April 2005 - 08:03 PM.

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Posted 27 April 2005 - 08:05 PM

Publicity Stunt: a planned event designed to attract the public's attention to the promoters or their causes.

That's all the billboard is. It's meant to attract attention so people will actually watch the network. If you ignore it, things like this will go away. Reactions like this are what advertisers want. How on earth do you think eminem sold so many records?

Controversy sells; that's a fact.

How about we untwist the panties? Starting now. ;)
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#9 One Man Clan

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Posted 27 April 2005 - 08:06 PM

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Posted 27 April 2005 - 08:07 PM

Point taken- but the billboard still annoys me; but not to the point that I'm going to go rampaging on about it.

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Posted 27 April 2005 - 08:07 PM

I'm not sure how soon we'll be able to untwist the panties. Grinch's vagina is so big that could take eleven or twelve guys working around the clock for weeks.

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Posted 27 April 2005 - 08:38 PM

To be honest, it does offend me. I personally don't want people getting used to thinking Los Angeles is a Mexican city. The fact is, in ten years CA is supposed to be 90% Latino. Eventually, the overwhelming numbers of Spanish-speaking individuals in CA will bring up a conflict as to who California really belongs to.

EDIT: Oh, and Evil, if I had a vagina, and you knew about it, it would mean you were checking out a fifteen year-old male's reproductive organs. Were you disappointed you didn't find what you sought after? Ass.

Edited by Grinch, 27 April 2005 - 08:40 PM.

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Posted 27 April 2005 - 08:41 PM

Wow, 90% Latino? Where do those numbers come from?

In that case, i'd suggest we send them to Florida, or Ohio.
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Posted 27 April 2005 - 08:43 PM

Lotsa Asian people too ;). Btw, offtopic, but what do you think, Grinch, about the hispanic canidiate that's running for mayor? I forgot his name. He looks ok.
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Posted 27 April 2005 - 08:45 PM

EDIT: Oh, and Evil, if I had a vagina, and you knew about it, it would mean you were checking out a fifteen year-old male's reproductive organs. Were you disappointed you didn't find what you sought after? Ass.

That could potentially be the lamest excuse or attempt ever at a comeback.
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Posted 27 April 2005 - 08:46 PM

Look, take some pressure off Grinch. He means well; He's not going all, "OMG MEXICO WTF IZ THIS SHIT."

He's just trying show us something that he finds stupid, and not good... For us. Hell, I lost my English.

It's his damn opinion. Leave him alone.

Finally... Damn, Evil, how would you know about that stuff? I'm almost scared to hear your sources.
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Posted 27 April 2005 - 08:54 PM

From Ice Nine's signature:

"Grinch for Prez, 2032!"

Sounds like if anyone here knew about Dr. Seuss genitalia, it'd be you. ;)

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Posted 27 April 2005 - 09:35 PM

If we're into percents and crap, in 2025, there won't be enough water to fill socal's needs, if illlegal immigrants keep coming over the border at this rate.
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Posted 27 April 2005 - 09:59 PM

1. That looks like a photoshop.

2. I can't find it in any reputable news sources. <- okay, the Times picked it up today so it's apparently real. All my other comments stand.

3. So what?

I find that people whining about immigrants tends to be like people whining about newbs on forums. It's yesterday's newbs who bitch the most about today's newbs. I'm 5th generation Californian and I don't have a problem with immigrants. It's all the overly patriotic 2nd and 3rd generation assholes who complain.
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Posted 27 April 2005 - 10:47 PM

Grinch, in my books you've earned your name.
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Posted 28 April 2005 - 12:37 AM

Lotsa Asian people too ;). Btw, offtopic, but what do you think, Grinch, about the hispanic canidiate that's running for mayor? I forgot his name. He looks ok.

Im Asian. Woot! :P
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Posted 28 April 2005 - 01:17 AM

I find that people whining about immigrants tends to be like people whining about newbs on forums.


Except that 15 million of them are illegal, and every one of them that has children or is young enough to be enrolled in school gets a k through 12 education worth $120,000, none of which they are paying for whatsoever, that comes straight out of our tax dollars.
Not to mention free healthcare that they are "paying" for, which really means they get that for free too because they aren't a legal U.S. citizen, which means they aren't paying taxes, which means they don't deserve the benefits that they are receiving. That's the only problem I have with them, is that they are making our economy stageringly unbalanced. If you don't believe those numbers, look them up for yourself, they are true.

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Posted 28 April 2005 - 11:36 AM

fifteen year-old male

Grinch. You're a kid. Any opinion you may have about the Economic and/or Political state of our Nation is irrelevant*. This isn't the Dumbfuck Junior High Debate Team. You are not the Congressional Comittee acting on behalf of the NIC. If you want to have pretentious teenager political debates, find a forum that caters to pretentious teenagers, maybe comrad lobster can help you with that. We grownups have plastic toys to discuss.



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Posted 28 April 2005 - 12:05 PM

If you don't believe those numbers, look them up for yourself, they are true.

Oh, I've looked at the numbers. You've only looked at half of them.

Acording to some anti-immigrant web sites I just read, the average family of illegal aliens costs us $2,700 more in benefits (like health care and education) every year than they pay in taxes. In their words: "Chilling!"

Net to the taxpayers: ($2,700)

The average migrant farm worker (translation: illegal immigrant) makes $5,000 per year for 25 weeks of work, isn't paid overtime, and is paid cash. California minimum wage is $6.75 and the workers put in an average of 11 hours a day, 7 days a week. By non-payment of Social Security and Medicare taxes, the employer cuts employment costs by 15.3%. (6.75 * 40 + 10.125 * 37) * 25 / .847 = $19,026.72. So illegal farmworkers, on average, subsidize the cost of your strawberries and oranges by $14k per year.

Net to the taxpayers: $14,026.72

Yes, the same thing applies to those who work in the kitchens of restaurants, as day laborers, as housekeepers, gardeners, etc. You can't have it both ways. Either the cost of pretty much everything produced in America goes up substantially, or we give our illegal work force free health care and education for their kids.

The life expectancy of an immigrant farm worker is 49 years even with all the wonderful health care we give them. Why don't you go work the fields so we can send them home to starve in their own country instead of here?
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Posted 28 April 2005 - 12:40 PM

Here's the thing: the very nature of our economic system requires a lower-class. We need a group of people who are so desperate for work, they will scrub toilets for $2.15 and hour. This sort of desperation is a rarity among Americans, but full-on strong amongst our Neighbor to the south. Seriously, who do you know that would work their ass off in the most demeaning of jobs for $5.25 an hour when they could head on into their local White Castle for a $10 an hour job?
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