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Programs help immigrants understand kitchens in US
washingtontimes.com ^ | 3/23/14 | ap

Posted on 03/24/2014 3:47:18 PM PDT by ColdOne

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - The problems refugees face after relocating in Sioux Falls are relatively mundane compared to what they faced at home.

But an unfamiliarity with household appliances and cleaners, for example, is a real hurdle. A new housing orientation program by one of the city’s largest property management companies is explaining these everyday necessities.

More refugees are coming to Sioux Falls every year, and with them come different cultures.

“We’ve got to embrace it,” said Tannen Loge, vice president of property management for Lloyd Cos., which has more than 3,000 apartments in Sioux Falls. “It’s very important that we provide housing for individuals that feels like their home.”

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1 posted on 03/24/2014 3:47:18 PM PDT by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

Isn’t diversity great.


2 posted on 03/24/2014 3:49:35 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (We need to fundamentally transform RATs lives for their lies.)
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To: ColdOne

“This white thingy over here is called a toilet.....”


3 posted on 03/24/2014 3:51:20 PM PDT by FAA
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To: ConservativeInPA

Yep. 400 new “refugees” this year. 400 new democrats next.


4 posted on 03/24/2014 3:52:48 PM PDT by stevio (God, guns, guts.)
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To: ColdOne
“It’s very important that we provide housing for individuals that feels like their home.”

So we need to build them card board houses?


5 posted on 03/24/2014 3:53:17 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (I never thought anyone could make Jimmy Carter look good in comparison.)
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To: ConservativeInPA

Well, if you leave them to there own devices, they start a cooking fire in the middle of the front room.


6 posted on 03/24/2014 3:53:51 PM PDT by woofer
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To: ColdOne

Who would choose to go to S.D., unless this is a PLANNED, SYSTEMATIC attack using immigration of no-skilled humanoids as the weapon that keeps on killing/using/sucking/taking/polluting/stealing/eating/VOTING...


7 posted on 03/24/2014 4:00:39 PM PDT by Captainpaintball
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To: ColdOne

I’ll expect to see new ‘citizens’ cooking meals on little gas stoves on the floor of commuter flights soon, like they did back home.


8 posted on 03/24/2014 4:06:19 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: FAA

Yet at the same time, I am looking at a farm property that “boasts” a working outhouse... and I would love nothing more than to scrap the stupid glass flat top range and install a wood cookstove.


9 posted on 03/24/2014 4:08:47 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: ColdOne

Do you also teach them how to use a toilet!


10 posted on 03/24/2014 4:20:31 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: GeronL

You wouldn’t believe how often you see shoe prints on the ceramic.
Unusually, I’m not kidding.


11 posted on 03/24/2014 4:30:06 PM PDT by moose07 (the truth will out ,one day.)
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To: moose07

I know. I remember a story about a US company setting up a farm south of the border being nonplussed that the field hands did not know how to use a port-a-potty or toilet paper


12 posted on 03/24/2014 4:34:03 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: ColdOne

A couple of weeks ago, a house full of Mexicans were overcome with carbon monoxide poisoning because they used a charcoal grill inside the house to keep themselves warm. They didn’t want to tell the landlord that they had run out of propane because they couldn’t afford to refill the tank.


13 posted on 03/24/2014 4:36:26 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: woofer
I wish I could remember the documentary, but it was about refugees from an African nation coming to live in an apartment in the US.

And YES, no joke, they had to be shown how the toilet works.

One of the scenes that stuck with me was one refugee wasn't sure what to do with Ritz crackers.

So he opened the box, emptied out the crackers, crushed them up with a wooden spoon and poured milk on them.

He seemed to enjoy it.

14 posted on 03/24/2014 4:37:33 PM PDT by boop (I just wanted a President. But I got a rock.)
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To: ColdOne
"Programs"?

AKA GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS?

15 posted on 03/24/2014 4:44:19 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: ColdOne

We need one in the San Diego and Yuma areas to teach them to put the paper in the toilet. Unfortunately no, this does not have a sarcasm tag.


16 posted on 03/24/2014 4:46:07 PM PDT by pfflier
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To: GeronL

I dated a girl long ago that was paid to teach the women how to use girls hygiene products


17 posted on 03/24/2014 4:53:38 PM PDT by edcoil (Not a single republican was ever a slave owner. They were all democrats.)
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To: ColdOne

A neighbor brought a supposedly middle class Mexican woman home with him for live in sex and cleaning. She has no idea how to cook in an “inside kitchen”. Everything in her “cuisine” seems to require burning and smoke. Their kitchen is literally dripping with sooty grease.


18 posted on 03/24/2014 4:53:41 PM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: ColdOne

Nothing new about this. After ‘Nam, many Hmong tribesmen and their families were relocated to San Diego — they were US allies and would have been slaughtered by the VC if we’d left them there.

Anyway, they were given nice tho modest little houses, and social services discovered they were ignoring the kitchens and building fires in the middle of the living room floors for cooking. Had to teach them otherwise.

I don’t think anyone here would begrudge those immigrants anything.

Maybe some of the current immigrants are good guys too. Maybe.


19 posted on 03/24/2014 4:53:57 PM PDT by Veto! (Opinions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: Born to Conserve

But she’s a sex pot so it’s worth it to him???

(Cream of scorch tacos anyone?)


20 posted on 03/24/2014 4:59:22 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: pfflier

>> teach them to put the paper in the toilet...

In most all Turd World countries, that’s all that goes in the toilet. The paper is thrown in a nearby basket. I recently had it out with a local Mexican restaurant’s manager about this. He said he had to put baskets next to the crapper because otherwise used TP was often dropped on the floor.

I asked “So how ‘bout you put up a sign in Spanish?” Duh.


21 posted on 03/24/2014 5:03:28 PM PDT by QBFimi (/...o.o/.o...ooo/...o.o...o/ooo/...o.o/.o/ooo.//o..o./.o.)
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To: edcoil

I can believe anything these days


22 posted on 03/24/2014 5:06:11 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: ColdOne

“It’s very important that we provide housing for individuals that feels like their home.”

Mud and stick homes will do it. Daub and wattle is what I believe it is called. Perfect for -50 degree temps.

Forty years ago the US was teaching the H’mong people, barely out of the jungles of South Asia, what a cook stove and a commode was for.


23 posted on 03/24/2014 5:08:06 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: boop

Anyone ever try that?


24 posted on 03/24/2014 5:08:21 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: skeeter

***I’ll expect to see new ‘citizens’ cooking meals on little gas stoves on the floor of commuter flights soon,***

I remember, years ago, when a pilgrim from Mecca crashed an airplane. He decided to warm water for tea, with his pressurized tea pot while in flight.


25 posted on 03/24/2014 5:11:49 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: QBFimi
This is common in Mexico if you travel.

Apparently the plumbing is so bad that it is expected that you not flush toilet paper. Lest you clog the pipes.

So that wastebasket in Mexican restaurant bathrooms? For toilet paper.

Imagine how fun that must be at the end of the night, collecting the garbage in a Mexican restaurant.

Truly a job that no American will do.

26 posted on 03/24/2014 6:00:34 PM PDT by boop (I just wanted a President. But I got a rock.)
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To: QBFimi

Here even with the baskets, they still throw the paper on the floor.


27 posted on 03/24/2014 6:12:33 PM PDT by pfflier
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To: ColdOne

I’ve been in a small city in Mexico for 6 months and have 6 more months to go. Words can’t describe what a filthy insane asylum this is.


28 posted on 03/24/2014 6:19:42 PM PDT by Wage Slave
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To: Captainpaintball; mrreaganaut

Jobs. SD has low unemployment. Immigrants are welcome, illegals not so much.

South Dakota is a great state.


29 posted on 03/24/2014 7:51:03 PM PDT by reaganaut (Ex-Mormon, now Christian. I once was lost but now am found, was blind but now I see.)
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To: QBFimi

They ignore the sign. You would be surprised how many are actually illiterate in their own language, so cannot read signs.


30 posted on 03/24/2014 7:57:05 PM PDT by Tammy8
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To: Paladin2

Well, the article did say that Lutheran Social Services had placed the immigrants, but it’s possible government programs are involved.


31 posted on 03/24/2014 8:04:06 PM PDT by mrreaganaut (Scott Walker 2016!)
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To: Captainpaintball

For some reason the Black Caucus wants us to import these poor people and place them in very cold climates. Why would they want them to live in Minnesota, Maine and South Dakota?

More important - why are we importing illiterate welfare recipients?


32 posted on 03/24/2014 8:07:49 PM PDT by ladyjane
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To: ladyjane

To turn America into a turd world country! It makes everyone equal that way.


33 posted on 03/24/2014 9:58:16 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: ColdOne; Revolting cat!
Lesson 1: Do not build a fire in your electric oven.


34 posted on 03/25/2014 3:33:08 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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To: pfflier

In Mexico there are signs everywhere....no paper in toilets. I guess their sewer system can’t handle it.


35 posted on 03/25/2014 8:25:46 AM PDT by sheana
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