Million Minute Family Challenge on September, 2023: do you want to pay the minute man for having a pic-nic at the border?
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------------------------------... Germany is home to millions of immigrants, 3 million of whom are Muslim. The majority were invited to the country as gastarbeiters, or guest workers, mainly from Turkey. Faced with a labor shortage in the 1950s, and 60s, then-West Germany encouraged foreigners to fill positions in factories and in construction.
“The Germans recruited untrained and uneducated people,” said Steffen Angenendt of the German Council on Foreign Relations. “It didn’t seem necessary to have academics come to Germany to work on an assembly line. They were trained on the job.”
Given temporary visas, the Germans expected the workers to come, make money and then head home.
What the government didn’t count on was the employers’ reluctance to let trained workers leave. So the men stayed and then brought their families — along with their traditions, religion and culture.
The immigrants settled together and neighborhoods slowly began to reflect their new inhabitants. Signs were hung in Turkish, supermarkets sold Turkish products and stands selling kebabs — a traditional meal in a sandwich similar to a gyro — popped up in nearly every German city.
“They came in the sexual revolution and they saw the communes — men, women and children living together. It was a shock for these people, so of course, they put up borders,” said Seyran Ates, a lawyer who works with immigrant women. “It was automatic. They felt, they don’t want us here, and on the other side, we don’t want to be like them; they are immoral,” Ates said.------
As German industry changed and the need for more qualified workers rose, the jobs filled by many of these laborers disappeared, leading to widespread unemployment.
“The discussion on integration problems you have today is to a large extent a result of this immigration,” said Angenendt, who was part of a committee which suggested future immigration policies for the government. “These workers had no ability to adjust to the labor market.”
Although there were efforts at the city and state level to assist in integration, little effort was made on a federal level -- an oversight that has ramifications even today. Language has proved to be one of the bigger challenges. Many immigrants and their families don’t speak German, which makes it more difficult for them to find work.
“Integration never really started,” said well-known actor Mehmet Kurtulus, who came with his parents as a baby to Germany from a small town in Turkey. “The Germans missed the point that workers are people with families.”
This is especially obvious in the German school system, in which even second-generation children perform significantly worse than their native-born counterparts, according to a report by the international Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development.
Even more notable is the finding that immigrant students of Turkish origin perform worse in Germany than in Switzerland, which also hosted a guest worker program in the 1950s and 60s. In addition, the schools which immigrants attend are overwhelmingly homogeneous, leaving little room for students to build relationships with native-born children, according to the report.
------Sound a little familiar?????
20 yrs old and preggo. Is it possible to find a family to adopt?
EITHER PARENT OR ABORT!
DO NOT ABANDON YOUR CHILD TO ADOPTION!
If you know you don't want it now, then get an abortion before it's too late, because if you abandon it, you're screwing it up for life - and probably yourself too.
If you don't want to abort, then please do not allow anyone pressure you into abandoning it.
Also, don't listen to anyone suggesting that open adoption is the way to go - it is almost never legally enforceable! Many parents have lost access to their children due to "open" adoption promises. Please read and before listening to the hype.
I was abandoned to adoption at 7mths old. I didn't have a bad adoption - my afamily are the best I could ever have chosen... but if I'd been able to choose, and I'd known then what I know now, I'd've chosen to be aborted before birth instead, 'cause at least that way the lifetime of agony I've gone through would've been over in minutes, instead of the decades that I've been suffering for now.
I've been in reunion with my bfam for a few months now, and even that's proving to be completely agonising.
Taken from Nancy Verrier's book, Coming Home to Self:
For the adoptee every day is a challenge of trying to figure out how to be, although he probably doesn't understand the difficulty this presents for him. It has been true his whole life and, therefore, feels normal. However, it takes a great deal of energy and concentration. And it never feels quite right. He never quite fits. Therefore he feels as if /he/ is never quite right.
Abandonment and neglect are reported to be the two most devastating experiences that children endure - even more devastating then sexual or physical abuse. That's why some neglected children do naughty things to get attention. Even though the attention is hurtful - being yelled at, hit, or otherwise harmed - it is better than neglect. /Anything/ is better than abandonment. Abandonment is a child's greatest fear. For adoptees, it is also reality, embedded in their implicit and unintegrated memory.
It is sometimes difficult to spot grief in children. After all, it isn't as if the child sits in a puddle of tears his entire childhood. As one adoptee said, "Of course I played, laughed, sang. Do people think that if you're not sitting in a corner with your head on your knees, you are not sad? I had happy times, but the sadness was always there, even when I was having fun."
Please, if you're not gonna abort your baby, then make damn sure you parent it.
Go read - it's by someone who made both choices at different times in her life.
You may find some of the books and links listed over at useful.
who will win the biggest loser?
I am glad that Jeremy won the $ 250.000 because he really is a nice guy...he never complained and he lost 199 lbs...so he deserves that he won the biggest loser...I would not have liked Conda to win, because even though she is not as bad a person as she appeared to be in the beginning..She loves her daughter and she is more friendly and more approachable now. I think she was so bitchy and difficult because she did not like herself, now she looks a lot better and as she started to like herself she became a better and more likable person but Jeremy is the one who won the biggest loser and nobody fought harder than him...in the last weeks challenge on the biggest loser ranch...Mike Messina and Jeremy were up on that little ledge for almost 4 hours..and Jeremy had won fair and square..he to go all the former contestants just because he lost one weigh in....and he did it..and he is a generous guy, I am sure that Conda or at least his little niece, Conda's child, will benefit from the money he won and he is the kind of guy who will also give some to his mother and family and Kim won the Ford Escort eco...she won $ 7000 during a challenge where she would get $1000 for every lb she lost during one of the weeks on the biggest loser ranch, and Conda took Kim on the shopping spree for clothes...because Jeremy generously gave that price to his sister as he said he hated to shop for clothes...and he knew Conda would like it and she chose Kim to go with her because both of them are single mom's...and Kim won as well..because of all the female contestants, she looked absolutely amazing, like an athlete...only 128 lbs now when she started out weighing 252 lbs 7 months ago and Jeremy totally deserves the winning...and it saved his life..because he was veryt obese at 389 lbs when he started..now he only weighs 190 lbs...and now he will get the self confidence to go and get a girlfriend...and he seems a nice person and got along with everyone...
Mike Messina, got the $100.000 at home price and one has to admire that guy, he was determined during the last challenge when he just lost by some minutes to Jeremy...but he was eliminated after 2 weeks on the biggest loser, so he showed that can be enough time if one is determined to lose the weight and he looks great as well...
Emily almost could feel that $100.000 coming her way, but when I saw Mike Messina, I knew that he would win the at home price..and Cassandra looked stunning as well and she got down to weighing 147 lbs...all of them did a good job and everyone lost at least 80 lbs...but there was nobody who could top Jeremy, so he is a deserving winner and a nice guy...x