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  • Report: NYC Foreign Terror Suspect Entered U.S. with ‘Diversity Visa’ Trump Wants to End

    10/31/2017 8:13:09 PM PDT · by Lera · 72 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/31/17 | John Binder
    The suspected foreign national terrorist behind the New York City attack that has left at least eight individuals dead came to the United States years ago through the Diversity Visa Lottery, a program that President Trump and pro-American immigration reformers have demanded an end to. According to ABC New York, 29-year-old Sayfullo Saipov — the man who allegedly mowed down pedestrians in the Tribeca neighborhood of New York City — entered the U.S. in 2010 from Uzbekistan under the Diversity Visa Lottery before obtaining a Green Card. The Diversity Visa Lottery gives out 50,000 visas every year to foreign nationals...
  • Census Bureau: 44.6% in California Don’t Speak English at Home; 35.6% in Texas; 34.5% in NM (tr)

    10/24/2017 10:20:38 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 35 replies
    CNS News ^ | October 24, 2017 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    In California--which with a July 2016 population of 39,250,017 is the nation’s most populous state--44.6 percent of the people five years of age and older do not speak English at home, according to data released this week by the Census Bureau. At the same time, according to the Census Bureau, 18.6 percent of California residents 5 and older do not speak English “very well.” That ranks California No.1 among the states for the percentage of people in both of these categories. Nationwide, 21.6 percent speak a language other than English at home and 8.6 percent speak English less than very...
  • NJ teacher tells students to ‘speak American,’ ignites debate

    10/16/2017 5:05:24 PM PDT · by blueyon · 30 replies
    PIX11 ^ | 10/13/17 | Christie Duffy
    CLIFFSIDE PARK, N.J. — A 25-second video clip recorded inside a classroom at Cliffside Park High School is being shared on social media and it has started a debate. “…men and women are fighting. They are not fighting for your right to speak Spanish. They are fighting for your right to speak American,” a teacher can be heard saying to her class. Students in Cliffside Park, a diverse community with a large number of Spanish-speaking students, immediately reacted to the comment. One even walked out. "You're being racist," that student can be heard saying on the video. "I know how...
  • Melania Trump’s image used on billboard to sell English classes to Croatians

    09/18/2017 11:13:29 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 22 replies
    CNBC ^ | 9/18/2017 | Lucy Handley
    Want to learn English? What better role model than first lady Melania Trump, whose image has been used by a language school in Zagreb, Croatia, on advertising billboards in the city. "Just imagine how far you can go with a little bit of English," the poster from the Americki Institut (American Institute) states, next to an image of Mrs Trump and against a backdrop of the American flag. The Institut published a picture of the poster in a tweet Friday, with the caption: "We entered the billboard game." Ivis Buric, the Institute's communications manager, said Melania Trump, who is from...
  • Academic Conference Aims To 'Decenter English' In Higher Ed

    09/05/2017 12:17:08 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 29 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | 09/01/17 | Neetu Chandak
    Worried that “xenophobia and nationalism are on the rise,” organizers of a recent academic conference invited presenters to “decenter English as the de facto language” of academia. The Society for Social Studies of Science is particularly concerned that English is the official language of both the US and the UK, whose current policies they say "send a message of insulation and parochialism to the world." Worried that “xenophobia and nationalism are on the rise,” organizers of a recent academic conference invited presenters to “decenter English as the de facto language” of academia. Specifically, the Society for Social Studies of Science...
  • [Catholic Caucus]Looking for Guadalupe Songs in English

    08/26/2017 9:07:24 AM PDT · by Tax-chick · 29 replies
    Vanity | August 26, 2017 | Tax-chick
    Although it is only August, my choir is planning our music for the Mass for Our Lady of Guadalupe (December 12). It is a bilingual Spanish/English service. We have an abundance of songs available in Spanish, of course. However, we need two or three songs in English. For the past two years, we have used "Hail Mary, Gentle Woman" and "Holy is His Name," but we're tired of those! Does anyone know of any songs in English about Our Lady of Guadalupe, or even fairly close thematically? I looked last year, but all I found was something for children using...
  • The BBC's Soft Bigotry of Low Expectations (news in Pidgin)(video only)

    08/26/2017 12:14:07 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 21 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 8-25-2017 | Dave Cullen
    No. This not a joke. It's real. The BBC has apparently decided Africans are simply too stupid to be expected to learn normal English. So, the news will now be delivered to them in Pidgin as if it is a real language. Would they ever deliver the news in Cockney? How about Leprechaun? Or maybe a heavy redneck Southern drawl?
  • Native English speakers are the world's worst communicators

    08/04/2017 9:14:53 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 87 replies
    BBC ^ | October 31, 2016 | Lennox Morrison
    In a room full of non-native speakers, 'there isn't any chance of understanding'. It might be their language, but the message is often lost. Editor's Note (29 December 2016): Through the end of the year, BBC Capital is bringing back some of your favourite stories from 2016. It was just one word in one email, but it triggered huge financial losses for a multinational company. The message, written in English, was sent by a native speaker to a colleague for whom English was a second language. Unsure of the word, the recipient found two contradictory meanings in his dictionary. He...
  • Donald Trump's merit-based immigration system may benefit Indians

    08/03/2017 7:27:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Times of India ^ | August 3, 2017 | The Press Trust of India
    President Donald Trump announced his support for a legislation that would cut in half the number legal immigrants allowed into the US while moving to a "merit-based" system favouring English-speaking skilled workers for residency cards. If passed by the Congress and signed into law, the legislation titled the Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment (RAISE) Act could benefit highly-educated and technology professionals+ from countries like India. The RAISE Act would scrap the current lottery system to get into the US and instead institute a points-based system for earning a green card. Factors that would be taken into account include English...
  • Immigration: How Trump Derangement Syndrome Dumbs Down the Press

    08/03/2017 12:33:48 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    PJ Media ^ | August 2, 2017 | Roger L. Simon
    How many IQ points do you lose from Trump Derangement Syndrome or similar conditions of blind political rage? I was asking myself that while listening to the stupefying question asked of Trump adviser Stephen Miller by CNN's Jim Acosta at Wednesday's White House press conference. Miller had been explaining -- with a level of clarity and specificity not often seen at these events -- the immigration proposal being proffered by Sens. Tom Cotton and David Perdue and now being backed by the president. The press audience appeared impatient with these details, however, waiting to pounce as it almost always does....
  • Exclusive: DOJ let Russian lawyer into US before she met with Trump team

    07/12/2017 8:40:06 PM PDT · by kevao · 55 replies
    The Hill ^ | John Solomon and Jonathan Easley
    The Russian lawyer who penetrated Donald Trump’s inner circle was initially cleared into the United States by the Justice Department under “extraordinary circumstances” before she embarked on a lobbying campaign last year that ensnared the president’s eldest son, members of Congress, journalists and State Department officials, according to court and Justice Department documents and interviews.
  • Yo no hablo español!The White House still has no Spanish website months into the administration

    07/06/2017 8:46:12 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 79 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 7/1/2017 | Staff
    The Trump White House no habla español. Well, un poquito. After a succession of administrations that embraced Spanish-language content, President Donald Trump's White House is all but ignoring Spanish speakers even though he has a robust online presence in English. His administration has yet to offer a Spanish White House website. It has eliminated the position of director of Hispanic media outreach. And its Spanish-language Twitter account is heavy with English text and features sloppy translations. White House press secretary Sean Spicer said in January that the administration had its 'IT folks working overtime' to roll out a new Spanish...
  • Trump’s White House off to Slow Start With Spanish Speakers, Activists Say

    07/01/2017 3:57:38 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 59 replies
    NBC ^ | 1 Jul 2017
    WASHINGTON — The Trump White House no habla español. Well, un poquito. After a succession of administrations that embraced Spanish-language content, President Donald Trump's White House is all but ignoring Spanish speakers even though he has a robust online presence in English. His administration has yet to offer a Spanish White House website. It has eliminated the position of director of Hispanic media outreach. And its Spanish-language Twitter account is heavy with English text and features sloppy translations. White House press secretary Sean Spicer said in January that the administration had its "IT folks working overtime" to roll out a...
  • the storm over Welsh-only schools {in the UK}

    06/20/2017 12:53:24 PM PDT · by Cronos · 26 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 20 June 2017 | Louise Tickle and Steven Morris
    "We’ve been told we are anti-Welsh bigots and even fascists,” says Alice Morgan in her soft Welsh accent. The comments she is talking about began when she and other parents raised objections to a plan to turn their primary school in the village of Llangennech into one that teaches only in Welsh. They are worried that some children used to being taught in English won’t cope. Feelings are running high. On one side are those who want to increase the number of Welsh speakers in the country. On the other are campaigners who say the evidence shows this method is...
  • Word for the Day - DOGGEREL

    06/02/2017 6:22:28 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 43 replies
    www.dictionary.com ^ | 06-02-2017 | Red Badger
    WORD FOR THE DAY! ======================================================================== In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of “Word for the Day”. Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence. The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day........ DOGGEREL [daw-ger-uh l, dog-er-] adjective 1. comic or burlesque, and usually loose or irregular in measure. rude; crude; poor. noun 2. doggerel verse. Origin of doggerel: 1350-1400; Middle English; see dog, -rel; cf. dog Latin British Dictionary definitions for doggerel: noun...
  • 6 Baltimore schools, no students proficient in state tests

    05/30/2017 6:56:12 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 108 replies
    WBFF FOX 45 ^ | May 17, 2017 | Chris Papst
    BALTIMORE (WBFF) -- A Project Baltimore investigation has found five Baltimore City high schools and one middle school do not have a single student proficient in the state tested subjects of math and English.We sat down with a teen who attends one of those schools and has overcome incredible challenges to find success.Navon Warren grew up in West Baltimore. He was three months old when his father was shot to death. Before his 18th birthday, he would lose two uncles and a classmate, all gunned down on the streets of Baltimore.“I’ve lost a lot of people, so I’m used to...
  • Jean-Claude Juncker: ‘English is losing importance’

    05/06/2017 12:01:02 PM PDT · by HonkyTonkMan · 48 replies
    Politico.eu ^ | 5/5/17 | RYAN HEATH
    FLORENCE — Jean-Claude Juncker, the European Commission president, opted to deliver a speech in French on Friday morning because he said “English is losing importance” in Europe. He gave the comments, which are unlikely to mend fences after a war of words between Brussels and London over Brexit negotiations, at the “State of the Union” conference in Florence’s Palazzo Vecchio — an annual event for European dignitaries. Juncker said he was opting for French because “slowly but surely English is losing importance in Europe and France has elections this Sunday and I want the French people to understand what I...
  • Brexit: English language 'losing importance'-EU's Juncker (Speaks French two days before election)

    05/05/2017 6:30:28 AM PDT · by Spiridon · 27 replies
    BBC News ^ | 5/5/2017 | BBC
    European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has told a conference in Italy on the EU that "English is losing importance in Europe". Amid tensions with the UK over looming Brexit negotiations, he said he was delivering his speech in French. "Slowly but surely English is losing importance in Europe and also because France has an election," he said, explaining his choice of language..... Top EU officials say they want liberal independent Emmnanuel Macron to beat his nationalist rival, Marine Le Pen......
  • Professor: ‘The English language is sexist’

    04/14/2017 1:03:32 PM PDT · by C19fan · 48 replies
    College Fix ^ | April 14, 2017 | Staff
    The English language is sexist, a University of Michigan professor told Iowa State University students Thursday evening during a guest lecture in The Hawkeye State. Anne Curzan, an associate dean of humanities and professor of English at Michigan, made her remarks in a talk titled “Politically Correct: Do Our Language Choices Matter?” During the lecture, she reportedly discussed “everything from sexist language to preferred pronouns in order to dispel the stigma against politically correct speaking,” according to the Iowa State Daily.
  • Why the Mainstream Media Never Tells ‘The Rest of the Story’

    04/11/2017 8:54:13 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/11/17 | Judi McLeod
    Love them or loathe them, the right-wing English Defense League (EDL) is still out there telling a truth most don’t want to hear, in describing Islam as an “authoritative political doctrine which imposes itself by force” In these days of mainstream media propaganda masquerading as ‘journalism’, how sadly missed is Paul Harvey and his bracingly honest ‘ The Rest of the Story’. “The rest of the story” in TIME Magazine’s headlined ‘The Story of the Photo of a British Woman Smiling at a Far-Right Protester’ will never be told because having gone viral, it’s already walking on big stilts all...