Started by Solar, April 22, 2018, 01:33:52 AM
Quote from: Solar on April 22, 2018, 01:33:52 AMI have a simple solution, and it's one they are rather familiar with, I'm sure.Take away these privileges and build them a huge sandbox.Inhabitants of a Dutch asylum centre in Alkmaar are angry about the building's new cleaning policy, Dutch newspaper De Volkskrant reports. The refugees now have to clean their own toilets and need a key to visit their own toilet block."They want us to clean our own toilets on our knees," says Ahmad from Palestine. Another migrant says: "Even Syria's prisons are better!" Bystanders laugh about it. Abu Barak from Syria tells the newspaper he is "in shock" and asks: "Is this the Netherlands?"The toilets in the facility have no toilet paper as refugees use water for cleaning. They bring watering cans with them and as a result faeces spread through the room.Spokeswoman of the asylum centre, Alet Bouwmeester, says the new cleaning policy has to do with bad hygiene in the toilets: "The idea is that by making persons responsible, things will improve. When you go to a toilet you leave it behind in a clean state, that's part of our programme".Migrants are also unhappy with the accommodation's new key system. A woman with a headscarf, called Waed, says: "I have two children, sometimes they urgently need a toilet and how do we have to do that with a key?"https://voiceofeurope.com/2018/04/refugees-in-the-netherlands-are-angry-because-they-have-to-clean-their-own-toilets-call-syrian-prisons-a-better-place/
Quote from: Bronx on April 22, 2018, 06:05:06 AMI received this in an email. I'm sure many on here seen and read it. I'm posting it as a reminder.I bought a bird feeder. I hung it on my back porch and filled it with birdseed. What a beauty of a bird feeder it was, as I filled it lovingly with seed. Within a week we had hundreds of birds taking advantage of the continuous flow of free and easily accessible food.But then the birds started building nests in the boards of the patio, above the table, and next to the barbecue. Then came the poop! It was everywhere, on the patio tile, the chairs, the table...everywhere!Then some of the birds turned mean. They would dive bomb me and try to peck me even though I had fed them out of my own pocket. The other birds were boisterous and loud. They sat on the feeder and squawked and screamed at all hours of the day and night and demanded that I fill it when it got low on food.After a while, I couldn't even sit on my own back porch anymore. So I took down the bird feeder and in three days the birds were gone. I cleaned up their mess and took down the many nests they had built all over the patio.