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Old 03-28-2009, 06:55 AM
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Only in America....Unbelievable!!!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHdeAiulFCc
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Born and raised there and if that is not reverse discrimination I guess I'm not that smart now moved to Tx.

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Let it burn.

Over here you need to be a US citizen to be on the department. You also need to be able to speak clearly and understand the English language.
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If my home ever catches fire, I will make sure that all responding firefighters
speak fluent English before I allow them the privilege of saving my American
house.
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It's what I've said all along about this Affirmative Action crap...you are no longer judged by your character or qualifications, but simply, and only, by the color of your skin.
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Originally Posted by Capt Jack Sparrow View Post
It's what I've said all along about this Affirmative Action crap...you are no longer judged by your character or qualifications, but simply, and only, by the color of your skin.


That's one way to look at it. I enjoy the entertainment potential in affirmative action, especially with govt employees.

I have on occasion been know to say "I realize it is necessary to hire incompetent minorities to fulfill an affirmative action hiring quote. Can you please direct me to a non-minority or someone else that is competent?"

Then stand back and watch the fireworks.
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Originally Posted by Soundbounder View Post
If my home ever catches fire, I will make sure that all responding firefighters
speak fluent English before I allow them the privilege of saving my American
house.
It's very clear to me that you know nothing about fighting a stucture or any other type of fire.

Try running in when normal people are running out. You'll quickly learn just how fast you better know how to speak F'in English.

The job looks easy from the side lines doesn't it.
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Originally Posted by Soundbounder View Post
If my home ever catches fire, I will make sure that all responding firefighters
speak fluent English before I allow them the privilege of saving my American
house.


What planet are you from???????????????????
Seriously, do you have any CLUE what the original post is about????
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Originally Posted by bobb View Post
Only in America....Unbelievable!!!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHdeAiulFCc

I'm latino/spanish... and even I think this is PURE REFINED BS

On these time Affirmative action and minorities quotas are crap....
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Affirmative action is a uniquely American phenomenon. The entire rest of the world laughs at us for that policy. It is a "law" that was never brought before congress, never voted on, never signed into being.
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Originally Posted by Eyeball View Post
That's one way to look at it. I enjoy the entertainment potential in affirmative action, especially with govt employees.

I have on occasion been know to say "I realize it is necessary to hire incompetent minorities to fulfill an affirmative action hiring quote. Can you please direct me to a non-minority or someone else that is competent?"

Then stand back and watch the fireworks.
Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwwwwwww!! <insert "Deliverance" music here> heheheh jk:
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The plot thickens I was sucked in initially too, and HOPE it never comes to pass!

http://r-thinking.blogspot.com/2006/...-lafferty.html

http://www.oregon.gov/ODF/AGENCY_AFF...irements.shtml

Because English is the language of firefighting in the United States, we must have the ability to communicate with all crews. Accordingly, the contract requires that the leaders of contract crews speak English. This requirement covers the crew boss and the three squad bosses on a typical 20-person crew.

Companies may choose whom they hire for their crews. If a company elects to hire employees who do not speak English, then the supervisors of that crew must speak English as well as the language of any crew members who don’t speak English. This is a matter of good communication, safety, and effectiveness for the agencies that hire crews under the contract. Over the years, this system has established a record of solid firefighting performance and safety.
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If the want to speak spanish let the form there own fire co. and they can go at it.

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