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Nov 28th 2009 4:13PM I agree that the big company American beers taste worse than watered down catpiss, but that's not the whole story. Here in the Pacific Northwest we have many microbrews which are nothing like the previous description. Some taste like the good stuff from the UK or Germany, but some are much better. Prices tend to be in the normal range of other beers, and some of them might leave you waking up in the bottom of a boat, yet no where near water.
Rule of thumb, don't judge a beer before you drink a pint. Otherwise you might be missing out on something wonderful.
Jan 8th 2009 4:53PM Looks like they might be blocking the signals. Take a signal meter over there and measure it with and without the 'orgone generator'. If it is causing a signal depredation, take all of them and throw them in a trash dumpster. (Preferably after smashing them so they won't be reused.) On the other hand, if no appreciable signal loss is being caused by them, leave them there as 'modern art'. (That is if they all look as nice as the one I saw on another webpage about this issue. It they look like trash pyramids, treat them as such...)
Dec 18th 2007 5:45PM English is required on the US Citizenship test. English is the defacto (even if not dejure) language of USA. The melting pot Pat mentioned only works because of a common language. Without the common language you get cultural fragmentation and isolation.
It isn't feasible, or in many cases possible, to make everything multilingual. Imagine a single traffic sign in 5 languages. Anyone who is going to spend more than a week or maybe two in a country NEEDS to learn the language. To bend over backwards for someone who's been here for 5 years (or whatever) and can't even order basic food at a restaurant needs to either get off their big behind and learn right now, or leave.
He obviously doesn't cater to the foreign tourist crowd. And that's fine. It isn't racist at all. He and his staff may only speak one language (aka English) and this is a means to avoid confusion, not to mention, avoiding possibly enfranchising a subculture of illegal immigrants.
If you want to know my stance on illegal immigrants? It's very easy. Get rid of them. Have them do it the legal way from their own country. However, we need to streamline our end of the process, as well as make it easier to qualify and increase allowed quantities. In other words, make it easier for law abiding folks, but block those who aren't. That's not racist. It's not protectionist. I don't care if your mexican, iraqi, japanese, or even german. The same rules apply to everyone.
It's too bad that Abha can't understand that.