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Archive for July 29th, 2013

Ho Hum! Rudd’s a racist

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 29, 2013

Brisbane crowds protest Kevin Rudd’s so-called PNG solution. Photo: Harrison Saragossi

Australia has a boat people problem.  Too many aliens are attempting to land there with hopes of getting asylum and the new government under Kevin Rudd has a plan.  We told you about it here.

See the latest on anti-Rudd protests at the Brisbane Times. (Photo is from that opinion piece)

Clearly the Marxists* don’t like the plan and so therefore all they know how to do is to call those who oppose their wide-open borders multi-culti dreamland “racists.”

Calling all Socialists and Communists—-please tell us if you have any limit to the number of people who could migrate to your country.   Do you believe that countries like Australia should just open its borders to any one who wishes to come?  How would the workers pay for all those needy people?  What happens to Marxism when the largest numbers of asylum seekers are Muslims who don’t believe in Marxism, and they ultimately become the majority?

I’m serious (I would like to ask this girl carrying the sign) would any reader who considers himself (or herself) a Socialist please tell us if there is a limit for you—a magic number that would be too many?

* Photo:  See the sign with SA at the bottom.  That must be Australia’s ‘Socialist Alternative’–a Marxist organization.

For new readers, visit our Australia category where this will be our 104th post on the problems with refugees, asylum seekers and illegal aliens downunder.  From my vantage point it seems that immigration is the major policy issue facing that country right now.

Posted in Asylum seekers, Australia, Community destabilization | Tagged: , , , | 5 Comments »

UK: sign of the collapse of the multicultural dreamland?

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 29, 2013

This story is a couple of days old, so it’s possible the Lefties have already killed the sign project.

I have to laugh when I think of Presidential candidate Romney suggesting illegal aliens in the US “self-deport” and the American media went nuts on him.

This dramatic measure in the UK shows how serious a problem illegal (and legal!) migration to the UK has become because, as a member state of the EU, they are not completely free to close their borders or to reject asylum seekers.

From RT.com:

Mobile billboards calling on illegal immigrants to leave the UK have been criticized as a step too far by politicians. Campaign backers have hailed the initiative as an “alternative to arrest,” while critics decry the adverts as outright “intimidation.”

As part of a pilot scheme to help reduce illegal immigration in Britain, vans with billboards emblazoned with the slogan “Go home or face arrest” will be driven around London boroughs.

Read it all and watch the video.

Meanwhile in the US we have the Obama Administration, the Gang of Eight, and the refugee contractors  all pushing to open US borders to illegal aliens even wider!

Posted in Changing the way we live, Europe, Other Immigration, Refugee Resettlement Program | Tagged: , , | 4 Comments »

Refugee garden projects cost taxpayers a million bucks a year….

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 29, 2013

…..but no one ever mentions that in fluffy-puffy articles like this one.

Your tax dollars!

Smell the zinnias? You paid for them!

It all sounds so lovely, sniffing the zinnias! (Nevermind, that zinnias are virtually odorless).

Here at GMA News we have another article about New Roots, the refugee gardening project, funded by grants from the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement to the resettlement contractors.

The program costs around a cool $1 million a year.   It is all about “reconnecting” and “adjusting,” and multi-million dollar a year contractors like the International Refugee Committee (IRC) with major PR campaigns know how to spin the news so that you think this is one more of their “charitable” projects not yours.

For new readers the IRC is the contractor which has recently hired David Miliband, former Labor Party honcho from the UK, to head the organization for a cool $450,000 plus a year salary and benefits.

Here is just one recent list of grantees for the RAPP—imagine how much these veggies and flowers are worth when one garden project gets on average $80,000 from the US treasury!

From GMA News:

BALTIMORE – Bending over a garden blooming with zinnia, Nidda Haseeb Al Dafrawi breathes in the fragrant perfume of the flowers and closes her eyes. [LOL!  Did some handler tell her to smell the flowers for the reporter?—ed]

“They remind me of my house,” says the 70-year-old Iraqi woman. [Is she on SSI?—ed]

The house was in Baghdad. But the garden the former school headmistress now tends so lovingly is in a central square in Baltimore, Maryland.

Along with refugees from Sudan and Myanmar, Nidda regularly visits this urban horticultural oasis to plant flowers and vegetables which allow her to reconnect with her homeland.

Her green-fingered pursuits have been made possible by a program launched by the International Rescue Committee non-profit, New Roots.

New Roots was launched in the IRC’s San Diego resettlement office in 2007, with the aim of “reconnecting refugees to the culture of their homelands by growing food.”

The program now boasts 38 community gardens in 14 out of 22 cities where the IRC helps around 10,000 refugees each year as they adjust to life in the United States.

So, I guess we have taken care of all the needy Americans and have money for zinnias for Iraqis!

Keep an eye on Baltimore’s gardens and see if they go the way of Ft. Wayne’s.

Unrelated update from Baltimore:  Black youths severely beat man in Little Italy section of Baltimore, here.

Posted in Iraqi refugees, Refugee Resettlement Program, Resettlement cities, Taxpayer goodies | Tagged: , | 3 Comments »

 
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