The Left is always seeking ways to feel good about themselves. Here is another way they can feel good on the tax payer’s dollar.
‘One of the first points of contact for refugees entering the U.S. is often the International Rescue Committee (IRC), a nonprofit that resettles nearly 10,000 refugee cases annually [this year they aren’t placing 10,000-ed] and helps them with everything from navigating new kitchen appliances to finding jobs and learning English. This work gives refugees a good start, but from there, they still face perhaps one of the most difficult parts of the process: becoming a part of their new community.
The IRC began its New Roots program about 10 years ago in the hopes of using agriculture and community gardening to support refugees in rebuilding their lives and livelihoods.
The program works in shared gardens in cities across the United States, giving refugees the opportunity to strengthen existing skills in gardening, to preserve their culinary identity by growing culturally relevant foods, and, in some cases, to participate in farmers markets.
One participating city was Baltimore, where the IRC started up a small network of shared refugee-focused gardens by working with local churches and the Goodnow Community Center. The gardens, in churchyards and on the lawns surrounding active community hubs, quickly became busy with refugees looking to connect with nature, grow their own crops, and plug into the local food system.
But the spaces soon transcended these uses — in addition to the crops the refugees were planting, Baltimore’s gardens began to nurture a sense of social cohesion among residents.
Reading between the lines at Resilience gives us a hint that something wasn’t going smoothly, but that isn’t my purpose in writing this post. We are never going to be told about the failures and waste of money.
I want readers to know (because ‘Resilience’ won’t say it) that they are very expensive veggies these refugees are growing, and contractors, like the IRC, manage the hundreds of thousands of federal dollars to grow some culturally relevant food!’ https://refugeeresettlementwatch.wordpress.com/2018/04/24/rich-international-rescue-committee-gets-richer-with-grants-for-refugee-gardens/#more-167552
Allowing the government to educate your child is like walking the child through a zoo with no fence between you and the animals. Now, ‘A CONTROVERSIAL curriculum resource, banned in NSW, that teaches teens they can identify as “genderqueer” or “two-spirit” is being used in Queensland classrooms.
The “Genderbread Person” teaching tool – a cartoon figure with a rainbow brain that teaches students about the “infinite” possibilities of their gender – is being used at Mitchelton State High School.
The resource – available at it’spronouncedmetrosexual.com – tells teenagers their gender is not binary.
“It’s not either/or. In many cases, it’s both/and. A bit of this, a dash of that,” it says, alongside graphs on which students can plot where they sit on a spectrum of gender options.
The Courier-Mail understands the teaching resource has upset a number of parents at the school whose children complained they were confused by the gender studies lesson.
The Genderbread Person was used in NSW as part of the state’s Crossroads program but was scrapped last year.
A Queensland Education Department spokesman said the Government did not know how many schools were using the resource because it did not keep data on specific gender diversity programs.
This morning a departmental spokesperson said there would be no move to stop the school using the resource, saying parents were given the choice to opt their children out.
“Mitchelton State High School uses the Genderbread Person resource as one small component of Resilient Individuals who Strive for Excellence (RISE), a program that focuses on student wellbeing, including social and emotional learning,” the spokesperson said in a statement.
“Programs like this assist schools in cultivating a supportive and inclusive culture for students.”
But Opposition Leader Deb Frecklington said the Government needed to “show the Genderbread Person the door”, adding: “If kids aren’t confused about their sexuality before being taught this program, they will be afterwards.”’ http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/brisbane-state-high-school-using-banned-gender-tool/news-story/8d948d26deeb043194d6c9c5755437ed
Genesis 1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
‘The FBI may not be able to detect and prevent left-wing violence directed at Republicans playing baseball. But it sure knows how to pander to and entertain the LGBTQ community with a full-blown conference featuring discussions about the oppressive “identity hierarchy.”
In an amazing development, acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, whose wife ran with Hillary’s support for the state senate in Virginia, has now put the entire FBI apparatus at the disposal of a key Democratic Party constituency group, the LGBTQ lobby, with “Q” meaning queer.
It is a direct affront to the conservative Christians who voted for President Donald Trump.
McCabe welcomed the homosexuals, transgenders, and others in Bonaparte Auditorium at FBI headquarters, an Office of Director of National Intelligence press release said.’
‘McCabe, who actually had a role supervising the aborted FBI investigation into Mrs. Clinton’s mishandling of classified emails, took over the FBI when President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey.’
‘But while the FBI appears to be unable or unwilling to investigate the potential for violence in left-wing networks, the FBI and other intelligence agencies appear to have plenty of resources available to encourage “diversity” and “inclusion.”
“Notably,” the FBI press release said, “this year’s event included speakers from outside the IC.” It named Nicole Cozier of the Human Rights Campaign and Rep. André Carson (D-IN), the second Muslim to be elected to the United States Congress. Other speakers were Deputy Director of National Intelligence Dawn Eilenberger and Office of Naval Intelligence Commander Rear Admiral Robert Sharp,
While DNI Coats was not able to attend in person, his prepared remarks included the statement that “Since my confirmation as DNI, I have been impressed with spirit of service that permeates the IC. As I get to know more IC officers, I am struck by the wide variety of backgrounds that enrich our workforce. You may have heard that I referred to the position of DNI as akin to the head coach of a football team, with each agency director playing the role of a coach with unique expertise. But the buck stops with me for the whole team, and you have my word that I will do everything to empower each of you, including defending the law of the land and anyone who feels any discrimination. I’m sorry I could not be here today, and I am proud to lead our team.”
The “anyone who feels any discrimination” is a catch-all phrase that seems to allow sexual minorities to demand jobs and promotions based on their particular needs at any given time. What this has to do with stopping jihadist activity and left-wing violence was not explained in the official press release.
Using the hashtag #LGBTSpies, the Office of the DNI has drawn attention to employees who “fight for marriage equality” and intelligence agents “fighting the good fight from the inside.” The DNI calls them “Secret agents of change.” None of this seems designed to identify and defeat America’s foreign enemies.’ http://www.aim.org/aim-column/mccabes-fbi-hosts-gay-pride-summit/
The FBI and the LGBTQ crowd! Feel safer now?!
This is what happens when others spend dollars they did not earn!
“Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has linked the planned plebiscite on same-sex marriage to the Orlando massacre and the murder of British MP Jo Cox, suggesting the campaign could ‘give haters the chance to come out from under the rock’.”
The present Prime Minister is much the same as Shorten when it comes to this issue but falls short of calling those who oppose so-called same-sex marriage as “haters”. http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/federal-election-2016/leaders-debate-bill-shorten-raises-spectre-of-orlando-shootings-jo-cox-murder-in-debate-on-samesex-marriage-plebiscite-20160617-gpm37f.html
The simple fact is neither party is worthy of leading the country.