My first post as a newbie. Please be kind. My point was to discuss/compare as to why we cannot do this in this country.
"Russia Backs Language Test for Foreign Workers"
Oh that we could do this in the United States. I'm sick of American workers being ineligible for jobs because they don't speak Spanish.
posted on 05/04/2007 12:06:33 PM PDT
(A wise man's heart directs him toward the right, but the foolish man's heart directs him to the left)
"We have an interest in this and support the lawmakers' initiative," the service said in a statement. "It is obvious that without knowledge of the Russian language it is impossible to integrate into Russian society."
Heh heh! the pee-cee "diversity" bs is falling apart world wide.
posted on 05/04/2007 12:08:23 PM PDT
(ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA, MMP AZ 2005, TxMMP El Paso Oct+April 2006 TxMMP Laredo - El Paso)
Good. A country should have enough pride in itself to tell newcomers that they have to fit in, or get out!
A huge influx of migrant workers, many of them Muslims from ex-Soviet republics, has caused resentment inside Russia
I'm not sure what non-muslim 'ethnic group' (muslim a race?) would like an influx of destructive ideologists.
posted on 05/04/2007 12:27:28 PM PDT
I wonder if the Russians will be installing foot washing basins for the Muslim taxi drivers at the Moscow International Airport?
posted on 05/04/2007 12:30:00 PM PDT
(Thompson / Hunter in 2008)
Oh, I get it. It's okay
for Russia to demand you speak Russian
, but it's not okay
for America to want you to speak English
I'm so sick of this it ain't funny.
I want to be able to converse in the language of my birth (English). Is that too much to ask in America?
posted on 05/04/2007 1:10:39 PM PDT
(Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
I will never forget a conversation that I had with a gentleman on a flight back from Russia to the USA after a vacation there. He told me that he was fluent in several languages, including French, Italian, and German.
He then said that he continued to work on acquiring fluency in Russian but was not sure whether he would ever be fluent in it. He said that Russian is an extremely difficult and complex language. He then went on to wonder how such a primitive people (and the early Russians were that) could have ever come up with such a language, one that is so elegant and capable of so many nuances that one can express almost anything in it.
Perhaps the great novels of Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky and others may be explained by the tool (Russian) that they had available.
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