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  • Urging the Congress of the United States to designate Spanish as the official language

    03/13/2014 6:04:37 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 33 replies
    http://legiscan.com ^ | march 10, 2014
    Pennsylvania House Resolution 665 PA State Legislature page for HR665 Summary: A Resolution urging the Congress of the United States to designate Spanish as the official language of the United States and to mandate its use in all official acts of the Federal Government.
  • California Public University Pays Employees To Learn Spanish

    02/21/2014 2:47:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The College Fix ^ | February 21, 2014 | Jennifer Kabbany, Associate Editor
    UCLA will foot the bill for its employees to learn to speak Spanish under a new program launched this month at the Southern California-based public university. Employees can take the class during working hours as well as get the cost of the Spanish course – $177 – reimbursed by their department budgets, campus officials told The College Fix. “It is important as a university and employer that we are on the cutting edge providing our staff with the necessary tools needed to meet the future,” Lee Walton, a UCLA diversity coordinator, said in an email to The College Fix. “The...
  • 6 Reasons Why Everyone Should Learn Spanish (As a second language)

    02/15/2014 11:36:50 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 02/15/2013 | Amanda Macias and Gus Lubin
    We've read the arguments for learning French, but let's be honest: Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, Russian, or any other language with growing global importance would be a better choice. Spanish may be the best choice of all for a second language, which is why its popularity in schools is soaring worldwide. Here are some reasons why you should estudiar. 1. Spanish isn't a foreign language anymore. In the U.S., Spanish is rising ahead of any other non-English language at a rapid pace, with a steady flow of new immigrants from Latin America and growth in the already large Hispanic population. According...
  • Paul: GOP too narrow

    02/08/2014 10:19:25 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 65 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/8/14 | Mike Lillis
    Promoting Republican outreach to Hispanics, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said this week that the GOP must expand its appeal if it expects to remain politically relevant. "The party has to be bigger across the country, not only appealing to people of various ethnic background but various economic backgrounds," Paul said Friday during a sweep through Texas, CNN reported. The remarks came following a meeting with George P. Bush, the 37-year-old son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who's vying to become the next Texas Land Commissioner. Paul, a conservative firebrand who's long-been critical of establishment Republicans like the Bush family,...
  • Pro-abortion Spanish nun criticizes Spain’s new abortion restrictions

    01/31/2014 5:50:38 AM PST · by BlatherNaut · 11 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/30/14 | Sofia Vazquez-Mellado
    Madrid, January 30, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In a recent interview with the Spanish feminist magazine Pikara, a Benedictine sister, Teresa Forcades, said her position towards the proposed restrictions on abortion by the Spanish conservative government was that of “criticism and upfront rejection.” “I’m in favor of allowing abortion when the fetus isn’t viable,” said the Sister. The proposed law will eliminate a provision passed in 2010 by the previous socialist government allowing abortion on demand until 14 weeks gestation, and will remove fetal malformation as a reason for the mother to abort. “There can be a mother,” she continued, “to...
  • Spanish-language Obamacare website is written in 'Spanglish'

    01/13/2014 1:05:35 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    Washington Times ^ | January 13, 2014 | Tom Howell, Jr.
    "..............The AP says the translations on so poor that many users feel they were computer-generated. The name of the site, CuidadoDeSalud.gov, can be litterally read as “for the caution of health.” One health navigator who works in Miami told the wire service that, if anything, the site is written in “Spanglish.”....
  • [VIDEO] Residents support principal who BANNED speaking spanish in middle school classroom

    12/04/2013 11:22:00 AM PST · by thetallguy24 · 17 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 12/04/2013 | The Right Scoop
    You would think Hempstead Middle school principal Amy Lacey was asking to see the “papers” of the 50% Hispanic students at her school as this story is now getting national attention. But all she did was announce that students can not speak Spanish while in class to avoid disruption. The students make it sound like horrible discrimination and apparently the school district agrees. She has been placed on paid administrative leave and the school district is bending over backwards to apologize for the principal’s actions. But some residents of Hempstead (outside of Houston) agree with the principal according to KHOU11:
  • Health law's Spanish sign-up tools delayed

    11/26/2013 3:59:21 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | November 26, 2013 | By CARLA K. JOHNSON
    Add one more delay to the list for the rollout of President Barack Obama's health care law. This time, it's a postponement of the launch of online enrollment tools in Spanish. Hispanics are viewed as one of keys to the success of Obama's coverage expansion. Their relative youthfulness is seen as a plus for the law's new markets. They are heavily represented in major states that the administration is targeting for enrollments and they're overwhelmingly likely to qualify for tax credits that would help make premiums more affordable.
  • Spanish Language Obamacare Site Not Functional

    10/24/2013 2:36:33 PM PDT · by originalbuckeye · 10 replies
    10/24/13 | Originalbuckeye
    The guest on Hannity's Show just said that there is a Spanish language site ready to go but it hasn't actually been activated. Do you suppose Obama, et al, want to wait until 'Comprehensive Immigration' has been shoved down our throats and the newly legalized 'citizens' can register for free care?
  • Millions of Uninsured Latinos Live in States Without Spanish Obamacare Sites

    10/23/2013 9:44:17 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 60 replies
    National Journal ^ | October 23, 2013 | By Clara Ritger
    Over 1.2 million uninsured Latinos in the United States do not have access to a Spanish-language Obamacare website. Nearly 60 percent of the state-run exchanges offer consumers only an English version of their Affordable Care Act website. The states without Spanish language exchange sites are Connecticut, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Idaho, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York, Vermont, and Washington. An HHS spokesperson declined to comment on when that feature might be made available and whether it might be related to the technical trouble with Healthcare.gov.
  • Obamacare’s Terrible Impact on Hispanics

    09/25/2013 8:47:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | September 25, 2013 - 10:32 AM | Israel Ortega
    Here’s something you won’t hear from the Hispanic media, the mainstream media, or the White House: Among the many terrible side effects of Obamacare is its adverse effects on Hispanics. This stems from the fact that the Hispanic population is one of the youngest, in addition to Obamacare’s impact on the wholesale and retail industry, which employs many Hispanic Americans. Wholesale and retail will be hit especially hard by Obamacare, because, as one consultant noted, “employers not currently offering coverage to all employees working at least 30 hours a week may be more inclined to change their workforce strategy so...
  • Hispanics could make or break ObamaCare

    10/14/2013 5:01:16 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10-13-13 | Bryan Llenas
    Bryan Llenas reports from New York City
  • No online enrollment tools yet for Spanish health insurance marketplace

    10/14/2013 12:57:36 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    MEDCity News ^ | October 14, 2013 | by Jesse Mendoza
    The Spanish language website for the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, won't be available for online enrollment until the week of Oct. 21, officials said. Spanish speaking members of the community have been directed to the website Cuidadodesalud.gov as the Spanish language alternative to HealthCare.gov to enroll for insurance coverage. However, the website is not yet equipped with online enrollment tools, officials said. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services officials said the enrollment tools will launch when they celebrate a national Hispanic Week of Action during the week of Oct. 21 in order to ensure that Latinos in the...
  • Verizon Tells Employees English Only, Please

    08/24/2013 4:41:24 AM PDT · by Iron Munro · 53 replies
    The Tampa Tribune ^ | Aug. 23, 2013 | ichard Mullins | Tribune Staff
    Verizon executives in Tampa Bay are informally telling employees that they should be speaking English only when on the job. Not because Verizon has an English-only policy at work — it doesn’t — but because speaking Spanish at work when not absolutely necessary can make nearby English-only speakers feel excluded. This topic came to a head recently in Tampa when three employees of a Verizon dispatch center were speaking Spanish together, and another employee made a complaint because she felt excluded. The tri-lingual newspaper La Gaceta first reported on the incident this week, telling the story of Margaret Hess, a...
  • Spanish Gov't Funding Anti-Israel NGOs, Finds New Report

    06/18/2013 7:12:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    inn ^ | 6/18/2013 | Elad Benari
    The Spanish government provided funding between 2009 and 2011 to political NGOs leading the campaigns to delegitimize Israel through demonization, boycotts, lawfare and other forms of political attacks, according to an NGO Monitor report issued on Tuesday. The report provides comprehensive and detailed evidence of the use and/or misuse of official Spanish funds, including regional governments. The analysis, entitled "Assessing Transparency, Accountability, and Impact on Israel", issued in Spanish and English, was written by Soeren Kern and Prof. Gerald M. Steinberg. Kern is an analyst at the Madrid-based Grupo de Estudios Estratégicos / Strategic Studies Group; Steinberg is President of...
  • Sen. Tim Kaine delivers floor speech supporting immigration reform in Spanish

    06/11/2013 10:07:09 AM PDT · by theruleshavechanged · 101 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 11, 2013 | Charlie Spiering
    “I ask unanimous consent I be able to deliver a floor speech on immigration reform in Spanish.”
  • Two Spanish men chopped off their own HANDS in £2million insurance scams...

    04/27/2013 6:37:08 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 32 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | April 26, 2013 | Matt Blake
    Two Spanish scroungers who chopped off their own hands and tried to claim the insurance payout have been exposed as cheats - because they performed the amputations so well. The unnamed men, whose cases are not linked, both thought they could pocket up to £2million if they could hoodwink insurers into believing unforeseen accidents had caused their injuries. They are among a wave of penniless desperados in recession-ravaged Spain who are increasingly turning to more extreme measures to make ends meet. Authorities said the first claimant removed his hand with an electric saw but told insurers it had been ripped...
  • MARK LEVIN --- I have an idea!!!

    03/06/2013 4:03:24 PM PST · by LTC.Ret · 23 replies
    Rumor has it that Mark Levin frequents this venue occasionally, and I have a message for him: I was asking political questions of some Hispanic workers the other day, and showed them how their answers proved that they were really Republicans --- they were quite surprised, but understood the differences after our conversation. Later that evening, I thought about how effective it wuld be to have Ameritopia in both book and CD formats IN SPANISH to give to them to share with their friends and relatives. Would you at all consider offering Ameritopia in a Spanish version for outreach??? I...
  • HHS says it ditched ‘exchanges’ because word doesn’t translate into Spanish

    01/31/2013 10:38:49 AM PST · by Nachum · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/31/13 | Elise Viebeck
    The Obama administration has stopped using the term “exchanges” to describe part of the healthcare law because the word doesn’t translate into Spanish, an official said Thursday. Anton Gunn, director of External Affairs at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), said the rebranding of the insurance exchanges as "marketplaces" was geared toward Spanish speakers who will use the system. "We´re going to use the word ´marketplace´ because it actually makes sense to people," Gunn said at a conference in Washington, D.C. " ´Exchange´ doesn´t translate to anything in Spanish, but ´marketplace´ does."
  • Here Comes the 'Hispanic Obama'

    08/03/2012 2:21:25 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | August 3, 2012 | Tom Trancredo
    [SNIP] ....Based on my limited interactions and after reading more about [San Antonio Mayor Julian] Castro, it is clear that he is superficially very different from the older Latino leaders but very similar in other ways. The most prominent Hispanic mayor in America is Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. Before Castro was born, Villaraigosa was at UCLA leading the openly racist, secessionist, and anti-American group MEChA. After engaging in protests to try to get the ChicanoStudies Department to give money to an openly communist group, he dropped out of UCLA and attended the unaccredited People's School of Law. He took...
  • USDA uses Spanish soap operas to push food stamps among non-citizens, citizens [AUDIO]

    07/13/2012 8:37:04 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 9 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 12, 2012 | Caroline May
    The government has been targeting Spanish speakers with radio “novelas” promoting food stamp usage as part of a stated mission to increase participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or food stamps. Each novela, comprising a 10-part series called “PARQUE ALEGRIA,” or “HAPPINESS PARK,” presents a semi-dramatic scenario involving characters convincing others to get on food stamps, or explaining how much healthier it is to be on food stamps. The majority of the episodes end with the announcer encouraging the listener to tune in again to see if the skeptic applies for benefits or learns to understand the importance...
  • HPD (Houston Police Dept.): Officer kills man who refuses to show hands

    07/10/2012 4:37:37 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 76 replies
    A Houston police officer fatally shot a man Monday who refused commands to stop and approached her with one hand tucked under his shirt, an official said. Officer J. McGowan shot the man, identified by relatives as Rufino Lara, about 4:30 p.m. in front of a vacant store along the 7000 block of Bissonnet near Fondren. “I don’t believe this should be happening,” said his sister, Calixta Lara. “He never had a problem with the police.” McGowan and her partner were investigating an assault at the center. McGowan told detectives five or six people were standing in front of the...
  • Spanish Police Arrests an Al Qaeda Suspect

    03/31/2012 4:44:57 PM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies
    (AP) via FOX NEWS.com ^ | March 27, 2012 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "MADRID – Spanish police on Tuesday arrested a suspected member of Al Qaeda who was key to the terror group's Internet propaganda and recruiting operations, officials said. The suspect arrested in the eastern city of Valencia "administered one of the world's most important jihadist forums", dedicated to recruiting and indoctrinating Islamic terrorists, Interior Minister Jorge Fernandez Diaz said. The name of that forum and the suspect's name were not given, only his initials, M.H.A. He is Jordanian-born with Saudi citizenship." SNIPPET: "The suspect worked at home "8 to 15 hours a day" for al-Qaida and for two offshoots, Al...
  • Romney in Puerto Rico: a case study in political pandering

    03/19/2012 2:05:18 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 16, 2012 | Robert G. de Posada
    In Puerto Rico, for the price of 20 delegates, Mitt Romney sold out his conservative principles. There is a long history of Congress requiring English to be the language of government and schools for territories seeking to be admitted to the Union — e.g., Louisiana, Arizona, New Mexico and Oklahoma. For all of the territories that had large non-English speaking populations, Congress announced before the territories voted on the question of statehood that a change in language policy would be a prerequisite for statehood. In the case of Puerto Rico, where according to the latest Census only 15% of residents...
  • Santorum To Puerto Rico: Speak English If You Want To Become A State

    03/14/2012 1:47:45 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 74 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/14/2012 | Ricky Naik
    The Puerto Rico primary is on Sunday and Rick Santorum made a quick campaign stop to the island. While there, he told Puerto Ricans that if they want to pursue statehood, they should make English their primary language, Reuters reports. Nevermind the fact that both English and Spanish are already the official languages of the territory. In an interview with El Vocero newspaper, Santorum said he does not support a state where English is not the primary language. "Like any other state, there has to be compliance with this and any other federal law," Santorum said. "And that is that...
  • Mr. Language Person notices interesting craigslist ads

    02/22/2012 8:16:54 PM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 18 replies
    craigslist ^ | 22 February 2012 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    The resistance has been broken. Wasn't going to post unless absolutely necessary, but a couple of these craigslist ads have got the Mr. Language Person part of me in a tizzy. First of all, check this one out. Seems the subdominant culture has come up with a brand new vehicle nomenclature system: Click here.That one is an all-time classic. Then, a new name has been invented for a Honda product. Check it out here: Click here.
  • Texas Teacher Suspended for Telling Student: 'Go Back to Mexico'

    02/17/2012 9:08:24 PM PST · by montag813 · 23 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 02-18-2012 | John Hill
    ARLINGTON, Texas - A two-time “Teacher of the Year” in Arlington is now fighting to keep her job after allegedly telling a Hispanic student to “Go back to Mexico.” Barnett Junior High School math teacher Shirley Bunn has 24 years of teaching experience. But her career could end with what she called a moment of frustration. Bunn admitted she lost her temper on Sept. 30 while distributing Title 1 forms to her eighth grade students. According to public documents, a student who had a history of being disruptive repeatedly asked his teacher for a form printed in Spanish by saying,...
  • Surplus of pessimism may cost Spain’s ruling Socialists at polls

    11/18/2011 11:21:20 AM PST · by iowamark · 10 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 18, 2011 | Mike Elkin
    Spanish voters on Sunday are expected to dismiss the Socialist government of Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero and usher in the conservative People's Party (PP) and its leader, Mariano Rajoy. Mr. Zapatero’s Socialist party (PSOE), which has been in power for eight years, has borne the brunt of public blame for Spain’s increasingly perilous economic situation, which has tainted the party’s leadership candidate, Interior Minister Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba. Meanwhile, Mr. Rajoy has been coasting toward an expected landslide victory without saying much about how he plans to reverse Spain’s economic course... The situation is bleak for the eurozone’s fourth-largest...
  • McAllen ISD: Nothing wrong with Spanish class that riled parent

    10/18/2011 9:53:43 AM PDT · by SoonerStorm09 · 16 replies
    McAllen Monitor ^ | October 18, 2011 | Martha L. Hernandez
    McALLEN, Texas — An assignment for a high school Spanish class that made students recite the Mexican pledge of allegiance and national anthem upset a parent. “I don’t see a connection between all this Mexican history, and the allegiance and the national anthem … and learning Spanish,” William E. Brinsdon said in an interview with conservative radio host Glenn Beck on Monday. “I just find it appalling, the indoctrination (that) is going on down here,” said the 47-year-old truck driver, who had instructed his 15-year-old daughter to take a video recording of the exercise at McAllen’s Achieve Early College High...
  • TX High School Students Made to Recite Mexican National Anthem, Pledge of Allegiance

    10/17/2011 7:17:39 AM PDT · by massmike · 66 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 10/17/2011 | n/a
    Students in a Texas public high school were made to stand up and recite the Mexican national anthem and Mexican pledge of allegiance as part of a Spanish class assignment, but the school district maintains there was nothing wrong with the lesson. Wearing red, white and green, students had to memorize the Mexican anthem and pledge and stand up and recite them in individually in front of the class. That didn’t go over well with sophomore Brenda Brinsdon. The 15-year-old sat down and refused to participate. She also caught it all on video. I just thought it was out of...
  • Obama set to outpace Bush on deportations

    09/20/2011 2:59:51 PM PDT · by cc2k · 25 replies
    Al Reuters (via MSDNC) ^ | 2011-09-20T20:06:40
    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says he backs immigration reform, announcing last month an initiative to ease deportation policies, but he has sent home more than 1 million illegal immigrants in 2 1/2 years — on pace to deport more in one term than George W. Bush did in two. The Obama administration had deported about 1.06 million as of Sept. 12, against 1.57 million in Bush's two full presidential terms. This seeming contradiction between rhetoric and reality is a key element of debate over U.S. immigration policy, and stakes are high for 2012's presidential election as Obama faces criticism...
  • Spanish gym launches nudist workout sessions to win back business (no pictures please)

    04/26/2011 2:14:13 PM PDT · by steveo · 25 replies · 2+ views
    couriermail.com.au ^ | 04/26/2011 | NewsCore
    A STRUGGLING gym in northern Spain hopes to entice new customers by offering nudist workout sessions, making it the first in the country to target naturists looking to get into shape. Liberal-minded customers in the northern town of Arrigorriaga are invited to burn calories in the buff at Easy Gym, which provides towels for comfort and to "prevent slippage on the equipment." "We knew we had to innovate because we were losing clients," said Easy Gym owner Merche Laseca. "Times are hard. There is a crisis. I need the money. I am not a nudist myself, but I don't mind...
  • Israeli envoy denounces Spanish 'hatred'

    07/16/2011 10:22:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Israel's ambassador in Spain, Raphael Schutz, who is about to leave his post, denounced the "anti-Semitism and hatred that exist in Spanish society" in a message on the embassy website Saturday. Schutz, who served in the post for a total of four years, referred to his time in Spain as "not very pleasant." (Snip) ''I also take with me the hatred and the anti-Semitism that still exist in Spanish society, and which I experienced personally," he wrote. The outgoing ambassador cited Israel's Operation Cast Lead in Gaza in 2008-9 and the lethal flotilla raid in 2010 as especially difficult periods.
  • San Antonio teen finishes 9th in (US National) Spanish (spelling) bee

    07/11/2011 11:38:08 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 19 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | July 10, 2011, 10:30PM | FRANCISCO VARA-ORTA
    The stumble came in the word zulo, which means "hideout" in English, for San Antonio's sole contestant in the first-ever National Spanish Spelling Bee. Linda Duann Rodriguez, about to start her freshman year at East Central High School, confused the letter "z" with the letter "s" in the competition at the National Hispanic Cultural Center on Saturday morning. After the judges told her "incorrecto," she exited the stage as the third student disqualified and watched as the finalists continued competing. ...After two hours, Evelyn Juárez, a seventh-grader from Carlos F. Vigil Middle School of Santa Cruz, N.M., emerged victorious after...
  • Tim Howard slams Gold Cup post-match ceremony

    06/26/2011 7:47:19 AM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 13 replies
    Sporting News ^ | 6/26/11 | Brian Straus
    The vast majority of the 93,420 fans gathered at the Rose Bowl for Saturday’s CONCACAF Gold Cup final had absolutely no problem whatsoever with the postgame ceremony. They loved it, in fact, saving their loudest cheers for beloved tournament MVP Javier “Chícharito” Hernández and the moment when Mexico national team captain Rafael Márquez hoisted the enormous golden trophy that symbolized El Tri’s sixth continental title. U.S. goalkeeper Tim Howard felt very differently. Still stinging from the Americans’ 4-2 defeat, Howard ripped organizers for a ceremony designed to cater to what obviously was a pro-Mexican crowd. He emerged from the U.S....
  • Defiant Spanish Language lecture of Texas legislators goes viral with video

    06/18/2011 7:54:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/18/2011 | Thomas Lifson
    Video of the testimony of immigrant rights activist Antolin Aguirre, who chose to lecture Texas legislators in Spanish Monday, despite living in the United States for 23 years and taking naturalized citizenship in 2001, was posted on YouTube, and has gone viral after being posted by Drudge. David Paulin brought the shocking display of arrogance to national attention on Thursday on AT. Here is the brief video, demonstrating that Aguirre speaks fine English: CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO This can only be described as ethnic chauvinism. A gringo would never get away with this in Mexico. It is...
  • The Stuuuupidest Bumper Sticker Ever

    06/18/2011 2:21:20 PM PDT · by EricTheRed_VocalMinority · 91 replies
    Vocal Minority ^ | 6/18/11 | EricTheRed
    Yesterday I parked at a Starbucks and while walking to the place noticed a car (no, it was not a Prius) with the stupidest bumper sticker ever. Actually it had two: The first was that COEXIST one which is also stupid. Because the problems we have today aren't because of Christians fighting with Muslims fighting with Jews fighting with Buddhists fighting with Shintos fighting with Zoroastrians fighting with athiests. The problem is freaking Muslims and left-wing socialist-Marxist secular-"progressive" athiests. But I digress. The other bumper sticker was the real stupid one. It said, "It wouldn't kill you to learn Spanish."...
  • Spanish-language laptops sell like hotcakes at South Florida BrandsMart USA Stores

    04/27/2011 8:03:52 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    South Florida Sun Sentinel ^ | April 27, 2011 | Daniel Vasquez
    Dell laptops designed for Spanish-language speakers are selling briskly for BrandsMart USA at the company’s South Florida stores, which makes plenty of sense given the area’s high numbers of Hispanic residents. The Dell Inspiron M5030 sells for $498.88 at BrandsMart USA stores in West Palm Beach, Deerfield Beach, Sunrise and Miami and features a keyboard with keys labeled in Spanish and special characters like the ñ. In addition, it operates on Windows 7 – the Spanish version used by manufacturers in Latin American countries. And of course, the manual is in Spanish.
  • HUD Launches ‘Live Free’ Campaign to Combat Housing Discrimination Against Immigrants

    04/12/2011 10:56:22 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    CNSNews ^ | April 12, 2011 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - April is National Fair Housing Month, and to mark the occasion, the Obama administration is addressing discrimination in housing based on national origin. The emphasis is on immigrants, legal or illegal. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced on Monday that it plans to educate the public -- through community talks and a media campaign -- about discrimination against "persons of foreign descent." “Through this education campaign, HUD will work with communities to prevent housing discrimination and promote immigrant integration into the broader society," said John Trasvina, HUD Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal...
  • My Joshuas

    04/07/2011 5:28:56 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    My Joshua's are those I entrust Wholeheartedly with My kingdom for truly they are postured both in heart and in spirit for they know and love Me as Samuel did when he met Me as a child and so they walk in My Shalom and feed on My meat which is The Father's will eternally sustaining My children divinely For they are one with Me . Joshua 24:15 15 But if serving the LORD seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods...
  • Why Are Pacifist Europeans Declaring War on Libya?

    03/24/2011 10:41:11 AM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | March 23, 2011 | Soeren Kern
    An unintended but highly illuminating irony of the military intervention in Libya is that it has exposed the duplicity behind European pacifism. Ever since taking office in 2004, Spanish Prime Minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero has worked overtime to craft his own public persona as a “convinced pacifist.” His first official act as pacifist-in-chief was, famously, to withdraw Spanish troops from Iraq. That decision was not only wildly popular with Spanish voters, but it also cemented Zapatero’s pacifist credentials on the world stage. Zapatero has also been careful to appoint only pacifists as Spanish ministers of defense. Zapatero’s first defense...
  • Telemundo's 'La Reina del Sur' Tops Broadcast in Ratings

    03/10/2011 9:57:24 PM PST · by La Lydia · 55 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | March 10, 2011
    The Spanish-language soap topped Univision and English-language broadcast networks in the adults 18-34 demo in its time period Tuesday. It's not a good sign when a Spanish-language soap tops English-language broadcast networks. That's what happened Tuesday night at 10 p.m. with Telemundo's La Reina del Sur. The program was No. 1 in its time slot in the adults 18-49 and 18-34 demographics, according to Nielsen. In the latter demo, La Reina topped CBS, ABC, NBC and Univision in the period.La Reina drew 2.9 million viewers and roughly 1.93 million were in the ad-favored 18-49 demo. For Monday and Tuesday's telecasts,...
  • Fluently bilingual Spanish-English - Looking for work

    02/10/2011 8:13:22 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 27 replies
    10 February 2011 | mene mene tekel upharsin
    Fellow Freepers, It is a long story. After having been taught to always work very hard and do the best job one can do and always tell the truth, I am definitely leaving public education. The system simply will not tolerate truthful teaching at all anywhere. I am a fluentSpanish-English bilingual capable of speaking excellent Spanish in addition to reading and writing the language. At present I am a Spanish teacher and also selling auto parts as a bilingual. I am looking for contacts to whom I can send credentials and am trying to find work in the following areas:...
  • Az Supreme Court: Law doesn't mandate Spanish insurance offers

    01/22/2011 2:29:31 PM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 15 replies · 1+ views
    eastvalleytribune.com ^ | Thursday, January 20, 2011 8:19 pm | By Howard Fischer
    Insurance companies don't have to make state-mandated offers of certain kinds of coverage in Spanish, even if that's the language the person speaks, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Thursday. In a unanimous decision, the justices acknowledged that state law requires insurers to tell motorists they have the right to purchase protection from situations where another driver is either uninsured or lacks sufficient coverage to pay for all the medical bills incurred. And that notice, they said, must be in writing. But Chief Justice Rebecca Berch said if state lawmakers wanted to require insurance companies to provide that notice in Spanish,...
  • The Tea Party – An Assassin?

    01/11/2011 1:20:06 PM PST · by BillKneer · 4 replies
    The Patriot Statesman ^ | 1-11-11 | Carlos Serna
    That is definitely the only conclusion you can come up with if you read most of the news-op-eds-opinion columns in Spanish in general and in the Hispanic media in the U.S. in particular. Through out the weekend and today, I read the news about the despicable act committed by Jared Lee Loughner . I evaluated the news both in Spanish and English to see if there was any difference between them. Now, if any of you have been following the opinions of the main-stream media you know that most of them were blaming talk radio, right wing bloggers, Tea-Party followers,...
  • Top "Ten" List Updated

    10/18/2010 12:40:40 AM PDT · by Cindy · 15 replies · 1+ views
    INTERNET-HAGANAH.com ^ | October 17, 2010 | n/a
    SNIPPET - Quote: 17 October 2010 TOP "TEN" LIST UPDATED There are only 7 sites listed, of which one, at-Tahadi has been "closed for repairs" for a couple of weeks.
  • Spanish Woman Claims She Now Owns Sun

    11/27/2010 8:35:51 PM PST · by Onelifetogive · 16 replies
    My Fox Orlando ^ | Friday, 26 Nov 2010, 2:16 PM EST | AFP
    After billions of years the Sun finally has an owner -- a woman from Spain's soggy region of Galicia said Friday she had registered the star at a local notary public as being her property. Angeles Duran, 49, told the online edition of daily El Mundo she took the step in September after reading about an American man who had registered himself as the owner of the moon and most planets in our solar system. There is an international agreement which states that no country may claim ownership of a planet or star, but it says nothing about individuals, she...
  • Mom Upset Over Son's Assignment to Recite Pledge of Allegiance in Spanish

    11/04/2010 1:16:51 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 38 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | November 4, 2010
    Melissa Taggart says she was delighted that her son was learning a foreign language in the eighth grade -- until she learned he was expected to recite the Pledge of Allegiance in Spanish. And that he'd receive a zero if he didn't. Taggart, of Edmond, Okla., said the Pledge should be recited in English -- and English only. “English is our language…and I just feel it’s wrong that he would have to say the Pledge of Allegiance to the United States of America in Spanish. It’s just wrong,” a frustrated Taggart told KFOR.
  • Vote Aqui (Seriously?)

    10/27/2010 1:50:20 PM PDT · by Envisioning · 33 replies
    me | 10-27-10 | me
    I have been seeing these signs, or ones very similar, at polling places all around the Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex. Can someone explain this to me? Should you really be able to vote if you don't read english?
  • Spanish Hookers Forced To Wear Reflective Safety Vests

    10/26/2010 1:13:17 PM PDT · by KingOfVagabonds · 51 replies · 3+ views
    Jalopnik ^ | 10/26/10 | Matt Hardigree
    Sex workers in rural Spain are being forced to wear yellow fluorescent safety vests while renting their bodies in traffic or pay a fine.