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Truckers must talk English [Laredo, Texas]
LAREDO MORNING TIMES ^ | 08/26/2007 | MIGUEL TIMOSHENKOV and VICENTE RANGEL

Posted on 08/26/2007 10:57:58 AM PDT by SwinneySwitch

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To: fight_truth_decay

>>“Commercial drivers are driving down the road in an 80,000-pound rocket full of gasoline,” said St. Onge, R-Ellisville.<<

Don’t say that! They are going to want a pay raise and then the price of everything will go through the roof. Can you imagine the cost if a drivers pay was doubled? Lettuce would cost at least 2 cents more. Well, a penny for sure.


41 posted on 08/26/2007 11:31:17 AM PDT by B4Ranch ("Freedom is not free, but don't worry the U.S. Marine Corps will pay most of your share.")
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To: acoulterfan

They do stop them there for weight and other vehicle code checks, but I was refering to a speed issue.

Good point about the checks though. Still, if a truck only operates within LA or another suburban area, there are no check points. Generally the truck stop areas are outside the major metropolitan centers.


42 posted on 08/26/2007 11:34:56 AM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: SwinneySwitch
“The law requiring that Mexican truckers coming into the United States speak English has been on the books for years,...”

I wouldn’t be a bit surprised to see this law changed to one requiring all Americans to learn Spanish instead.

43 posted on 08/26/2007 11:35:08 AM PDT by vetsvette (Bring Him Back)
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To: SwinneySwitch
It’d be nice if Mexicana pilots spoke English, flying into Chicago, too.
44 posted on 08/26/2007 11:51:25 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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To: DoughtyOne

They do stop them there for weight and other vehicle code checks, but I was refering to a speed issue.

Do they still have that huge sign with the Mexican woman and 3 trailing kids in tow just a couple of miles before the checkpoint? Is this because some vehicles full of aliens have second thoughts about trying to fake their way across and they dump them on the side of the road?


45 posted on 08/26/2007 11:58:47 AM PDT by acoulterfan
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To: vetsvette

I wouldn’t be a bit surprised to see this law changed to one requiring all Americans to learn Spanish instead.

I recently retired from the County of San Diego and you were starting to see more and more job descriptions/applications REQUIRING that the applicant be fluent in Spanish. Well, duh..........Health and Human Services and many more County Agencies are catering to the illegal population which is English illiterate.


46 posted on 08/26/2007 12:02:20 PM PDT by acoulterfan
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To: SwinneySwitch

Is there also a law in Laredo forbidding the use of apostrophes?

Can’t, don’t, they’re were ALL missing the apostrophe. I think there’s an editor in need of a remedial course in punctuation, let alone the author of the article.


47 posted on 08/26/2007 12:02:37 PM PDT by Don W (I wondered why the baseball was getting bigger. Then it hit me.)
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To: acoulterfan

No, it’s because people sometimes try to cross the freeway. Think of it like the Deer signs.


48 posted on 08/26/2007 12:04:26 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: RckyRaCoCo

How the hell can they learn our traffic laws if they dont understand simple commands?


49 posted on 08/26/2007 12:05:41 PM PDT by spanalot
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To: DoughtyOne

No, it’s because people sometimes try to cross the freeway. Think of it like the Deer signs.

But WHY are people trying to cross the freeway in the middle of nowhere in the Camp Pendleton area? And why would a woman with 3 small children?


50 posted on 08/26/2007 12:05:52 PM PDT by acoulterfan
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To: SwinneySwitch
Tamez Treviño said hes never heard of any law requiring that his drivers know English. Many company owners dont speak English, let alone their workers

time they learned

51 posted on 08/26/2007 12:07:42 PM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: acoulterfan

http://www.jibjab.com/view/42617


52 posted on 08/26/2007 12:10:15 PM PDT by acoulterfan
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To: B4Ranch

We just need to keep the trucks out.


53 posted on 08/26/2007 12:10:28 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker ( Hunter/Thompson/Thompson/Hunter in 08! "Read my lips....No new RINO's" !!)
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To: acoulterfan

Perhaps when they try to avoid immigration services. I don’t know. As for the woman and kids, it’s likely targeted to draw more attention than a man and woman would.

A car/truck is pulled over. Out pour the illegals. Some may bolt into traffic to avoid capture.


54 posted on 08/26/2007 12:16:44 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: ken21

Airplane pilots must read, speak, write, and understand the English language.


55 posted on 08/26/2007 12:21:29 PM PDT by donna (If America is not a Christian nation, it will be part of the Islamic nation. Take your pick.)
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To: mc5cents

Sounds fair to me. Traffic accidents kill more people than plane crashes.


56 posted on 08/26/2007 12:22:49 PM PDT by donna (If America is not a Christian nation, it will be part of the Islamic nation. Take your pick.)
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To: acoulterfan

Geez, that’d be funny except it’s not, LOL.

People can no longer speak the truth!


57 posted on 08/26/2007 12:28:31 PM PDT by donna (They hand off my culture & citizenship to criminals & then call me racist for objecting?)
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To: acoulterfan

“Health and Human Services and many more County Agencies are catering to the illegal population which is English illiterate.”

Of course they have — modern American Government at all levels wants nothing more than to surrender to whatever foreign force wants to occupy the country, be they Muslims or Mexicans. Anybody is preferable to Americans.


58 posted on 08/26/2007 12:31:29 PM PDT by vetsvette (Bring Him Back)
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To: SwinneySwitch

To learn all the English is not needed. Some simple phrases memorized should do the trick.

Example:
Weight station ahead, all trucks must stop

All traffic merge right

Stop or I’ll shoot.


59 posted on 08/26/2007 12:31:46 PM PDT by ASOC (Yeah, well, maybe - but can you *prove* it?)
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To: ASOC

I like that last one best of all.


60 posted on 08/26/2007 12:37:02 PM PDT by Travis McGee (--www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com--)
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