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Tyson drops Labor Day holiday for Eid al-Fitr
Shelbyville Times-Gazette ^ | Friday, August 1, 2008 | Brian Mosely

Posted on 08/02/2008 1:41:53 AM PDT by radu

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To: radu
Cool - another good reason to avoid Tyson products. First, it's their extensive hiring of illegals, and now they embrace the religion of death.

..What makes corporation executives think of these idiotic maneuvers? Can't they just concentrate on bringing us better chickens for less money?

51 posted on 08/02/2008 4:30:45 AM PDT by meyer (...by any means necessary.)
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To: radu; All

I sent their PR person a blistering email last night about this.

Anyone care to bet that they will soon (if they haven’t already) refuse to close for Christmas and Easter?


52 posted on 08/02/2008 4:31:14 AM PDT by proudofthesouth (Homosexuality IS a choice! There isn't any biological reason for it. They CHOOSE to be that way!)
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To: radu
Workers at Tyson Foods' poultry processing plant in Shelbyville will no longer have a paid day off on Labor Day, but will instead take the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr in the fall.

No longer? Eid al-Fitr occurs earlier each year and will eventually be in midsummer, in spring, in winter.

This doesn't make any sense.

Of course, wiping out an American holiday in lieu of a Muslim one makes even less sense.

If this is true, I should think a massive boycott would be in order.

53 posted on 08/02/2008 4:33:10 AM PDT by Allegra (Goodness me, goodness me, industrial disease...)
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To: dalereed
Outside their hiring illegals and their crooked politics, the best reason for never buying anything by Tyson, which we havent since Clinton was elected, is that the rag heads don’t believe in toilet paper and will only shake hands with their left hand!

Only with their right.

54 posted on 08/02/2008 4:35:14 AM PDT by Allegra (Goodness me, goodness me, industrial disease...)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

The crime rate to me is too large for a small town but I don’t think it can be all blamed on the Somalians. Our friends from south of the border hold up their fair share as well as locals who behave irresponsible after a few too many... you know, the ones with white socks and drink Blue Ribbon beer. ):


55 posted on 08/02/2008 4:41:03 AM PDT by Mustng959
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To: Peanut Gallery

Time for “no fat yellow chickens” in our house.


56 posted on 08/02/2008 4:59:09 AM PDT by Professional Engineer (www.pinupsforvets.com)
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To: radu

Exactly. Christians should force Tyson to provide them with a chapel right next to the Muslim room and when the Muslims try to blow up the chapel the whole plant will be gone and the issue will be moot.


57 posted on 08/02/2008 5:07:27 AM PDT by GiovannaNicoletta
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To: Mustng959

Between all the crimes the illegals and the Mohammadans commit, it’s almost quaint when a crime is committed by an average White or Black person.


58 posted on 08/02/2008 5:12:10 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Kakaze; All

Dr. Peter Hammond’s book: Slavery, Terrorism and Islam: The Historical Roots and Contemporary Threat. www.frontline.org.za/books_videos/sti.htm

As long as the Muslim population remains around 1% of any given country they will be regarded as a peace-loving minority and not as a threat to anyone. In fact, they may be featured in articles and films, stereotyped for their colorful uniqueness.

At 2% and 3% they begin to proselytize from other ethnic minorities and disaffected groups with major recruiting from the jails and among street gangs [Europe, Australia, USA and Japan]. Six percent of US prison inmates are Muslim. Like any other minority, they won’t integrate, but work to build their own separate community.

From 5% on they exercise an inordinate influence in proportion to their percentage of the population. South Africa’s Muslim population is 2%, but they control 35% of the businesses, a large percentage of the banks and have five Cabinet seats while Christians (77% of the population) have none.

They will push for the introduction of halaal (clean by Islamic standards) food, thereby securing food preparation jobs for Muslims. They will increase pressure on supermarket chains to feature it on their shelves (along with threats for failure to comply).

At this point, they will work to get the ruling government to allow them to rule themselves under Sharia; Islamic Law. The ultimate goal of Islam is not to convert the world, but to establish Sharia law over the entire world.

When Muslims reach 10% of the population, they will increase lawlessness as a means of complaint about their conditions. (Ei: car-burnings in France last October.) Any non-Muslim action that offends Islam will result in uprisings and threats.

After reaching 20% expect hair-trigger rioting, jihad militia formations, sporadic killings and church and synagogue burning (India, Mindanao, Philippines).

At 40% you will find widespread massacres, chronic terror attacks and ongoing militia warfare [Indonesia].

From 60% you may expect unfettered persecution of non-believers and other religions, sporadic ethnic cleansing (genocide), use of Sharia Law as a weapon and Jizya (infidel tax). (Sudan, Kosovo, Lebanon and Egypt).

After 80% expect State run ethnic cleansing and genocide [Western Papua (New Guinea), Iran, Biafra, Turkey and North Nigeria]. 10

0% will usher in the peace of “Dar-es-Salaam” - House of Peace - as in Saudi Arabia, Libya and Yemen.


59 posted on 08/02/2008 5:16:33 AM PDT by rlmorel (Clinging bitterly to Guns and God in Massachusetts...:)
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To: radu

Yummmmm!

Tyson mechanically separated chicken - chicken scrotums, chicken lips, chicken feet, chicken anus........Yummy!


60 posted on 08/02/2008 5:34:38 AM PDT by sergeantdave (We are entering the Age of the Idiot)
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To: radu; All
This is my first thread and I hope I posted it correctly.

OUTSTANDING 1st thread/post! Thanks. Thanks to all contributors.

61 posted on 08/02/2008 5:38:00 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: radu

Well no more Tyson chicken for me. This is the USA not a muslem country.


62 posted on 08/02/2008 5:51:58 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: radu

We have never purchased Tyson products, because the practically torture the chickens.


63 posted on 08/02/2008 5:57:08 AM PDT by montag813
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To: radu

Well then maybe a thinking man could take Tyson to the floor with this crap. Hard to believe there are more Moo’s in that plant than Christians that the company is pandering to. But then a small membership of a union can drive stupidity for the larger non union employees if that is a right to work state (???).......dunno if it is . Unions suck !

Tell em your a Wiccan !

There are eight commonly-recognized and celebrated Wiccan or pagan holidays , Take make believe holidays like the Moo’s do !......hell it’s not like they don’t sacrifice a chicken or two at that place anyway.

Insanity is upon us something fierce !


64 posted on 08/02/2008 6:17:22 AM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: radu

You did fine radu.


65 posted on 08/02/2008 6:30:11 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: montag813
We have never purchased Tyson products, because the practically torture the chickens.

They tell all their Muslim workers that they are Jewish chickens.

66 posted on 08/02/2008 6:32:14 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: Allegra

OK, I guess it doesn’t make much difference which hand they use to contaminate the chicken!


67 posted on 08/02/2008 6:38:01 AM PDT by dalereed (both)
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To: radu

Tyson will be filing bankruptcy within two years.

They’re not getting another dime out of me, and prior to this, they had a lock on the single largest piece of my grocery shopping dollars every week.


68 posted on 08/02/2008 6:49:57 AM PDT by jeffers
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To: radu

btt


69 posted on 08/02/2008 7:16:25 AM PDT by Cacique (quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat ( Islamia Delenda Est ))
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To: radu

Tyson also makes and packages Kroger chicken, which I have read is injected with water to increase the weight and make it “look better.” I don’t doubt this at all, as I made the mistake of buying some of their chicken thighs, which shrank to nearly nothing after cooking.


70 posted on 08/02/2008 7:17:06 AM PDT by MagnoliaMS
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To: dalereed

Same here WRT not buying Tyson ANYTHING since Clinton. My only regret is that I can’t start boycotting them over this...


71 posted on 08/02/2008 7:19:28 AM PDT by Sal (MSM=Monica Services for the Messiah)
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To: radu

Bumping the thread! Good to see you. ;0)

Close to home eh, Du?? Scary to say the least.


72 posted on 08/02/2008 7:26:31 AM PDT by Soaring Feather (I soar- 'cause I can...)
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To: radu
From Wikipedia, so take it for what it's worth:

Tyson Foods is one of largest U.S. marketers of value-added chicken, beef and pork to retail grocers, broad line foodservice distributors and national fast food and full service restaurant chains; fresh beef and pork; frozen and fully-cooked chicken, beef and pork products; case-ready beef and pork; supermarket deli chicken products; meat toppings for the pizza industry and retail frozen pizza; club store chicken, beef and pork; ground beef and flour tortillas.

It supplies all Yum! Brands chains that use chicken (including KFC and Taco Bell), as well as McDonald's, Burger King, Wendy's, Wal-Mart, Kroger, Costco, IGA, Beef O'Brady's, small restaurant businesses, and prisons.

73 posted on 08/02/2008 7:35:43 AM PDT by MagnoliaMS
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But here’s what I want to know. How did a small group of muslim employees manage to bully an American corporation and a labor union into replacing a secular holiday paying homage to the American worker....with a religious holiday honoring Allah.

This is how it all started in Europe. They’ve got a huge muslim population they fail to recognize as a potential problem hoping if they don’t see it...that it will go away.

And there are certain factions and a political party in this contry hoping for the same thing.

I wonder if the people who get upset over things like prayers before a football game and hanging the Ten Commandments in a courtroom will get upset over this?

Maybe the lurking primitives from Skins Island can answer that last question for us.

BTW DUmmies we’re having a good laugh at you here:

http://www.conservativecave.com/index.php/topic,10851.msg133921/boardseen.html#new


74 posted on 08/02/2008 8:19:41 AM PDT by txradioguy (Welcome Home Delta Company 3rd US INF The Old Guard Job Well Done!)
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To: radu
So they're shunning a national, patriotic holiday in favor a religious holiday celebrated mostly by people who don't care that the worst atrocities committed today are committed by Muslims and that one of them was a murderous attack on the United States.

Way to rub it in Tyson! I'll never buy your chicken again.

75 posted on 08/02/2008 8:58:18 AM PDT by TheThinker (Capitalism is the natural result of a democratic government.)
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To: radu

F**k the Muslim Workers at their plant.


76 posted on 08/02/2008 9:02:11 AM PDT by RockinRight (I just paid $63 for gas. An icefield in Alaska is NOT the Grand Canyon. F--- the caribou.)
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To: TheThinker

Sadly, there’s enough virulent anti-American and/or indifferent libs, hypocrats, communist/socialist, Clintons to keep Tyson afloat and then some.

But at least I feel better about not buying Tyson AND educating those around me about these vermin.


77 posted on 08/02/2008 9:13:16 AM PDT by tpanther (The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing-----Edmund Burke)
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To: radu

This PC drive to legitimize Islam as all-American is just sick and historically inaccurate. That Tyson gave into to this is a horror. American Muslims should be given all the rights of other Americans but to erase Labor Day for one of their holidays is silly and again, unhistorical. Fawning over Islam is what Britain, Spain, France and Germany have done and they have rued the day they did.


78 posted on 08/02/2008 9:36:48 AM PDT by phillyfanatic
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To: radu

I’ll eat a week-old dead goat covered with maggots before I eat a Tyson chicken again.


79 posted on 08/02/2008 10:37:12 AM PDT by henkster (Politics is the art of telling a bigger and more believable lie more often than your opponent)
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To: radu

Da Unions ain’t gonna like dat.


80 posted on 08/02/2008 10:38:01 AM PDT by L.N. Smithee (Giorgio Armani Hates Barack Obama, The World's NEW Favorite Empty Suit)
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I retract my last post. I didn't get to the part where this was negotiated by the union.

Sorry, folks. I have criticized many for not reading the article before commenting. Mea culpa.

81 posted on 08/02/2008 10:41:56 AM PDT by L.N. Smithee (Giorgio Armani Hates Barack Obama, The World's NEW Favorite Empty Suit)
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To: radu
The Tyson spokesman was asked by one of the Nashville new stations if they had a prayer room set up for people of any other religions and he said no. But it’s because “no one has asked for one”.

Oh, please. If they'd have asked for one before, they would have been told, "Hell, no!"

82 posted on 08/02/2008 10:50:21 AM PDT by BlessedBeGod
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To: radu
83 posts, and has no one said it?

Tyson truly is chicken.
83 posted on 08/02/2008 11:21:36 AM PDT by Category Four (Joy, Fun, the Joke Proper, and Flippancy.)
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To: Cindy

What happens if a Christian brings a Bible into the room and prays to the Lord?


84 posted on 08/02/2008 12:46:13 PM PDT by houeto ("Drill Here! Drill Now!")
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To: MagnoliaMS
Muslims will exceed 50% of the world's population by the end of this century.

No, they won't.

85 posted on 08/02/2008 12:48:13 PM PDT by houeto ("Drill Here! Drill Now!")
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To: Kolokotronis

Tucson actively tries to bring in Somali refugees. Tucson then spends a lot of money trying to teach them things like, “You cannot beat up a girl for disagreeing with you!”.


86 posted on 08/02/2008 12:52:23 PM PDT by Mr Rogers (Old, pale and stale - McCain in 2008! but we're only one vote away from losing the 2nd amendment...)
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To: meyer
..What makes corporation executives think of these idiotic maneuvers? Can't they just concentrate on bringing us better chickens for less money?

It's apparently all about getting as much as they can for as little money as possible.
I doubt they pay the Somalians much, and this ploy may be just to "make the peasants happy".

It may just backfire in the long run, though.

87 posted on 08/02/2008 1:23:03 PM PDT by radu (May God watch over our troops and keep them safe)
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To: houeto

That’s a good question for the Tyson company, houeto.


88 posted on 08/02/2008 1:25:53 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: proudofthesouth

The PR person’s inbox will probably be slam full by Monday. heh!

Based on the way things have been going, it won’t surprise me a bit if they decide not to close for Christmas or Easter.


89 posted on 08/02/2008 1:26:44 PM PDT by radu (May God watch over our troops and keep them safe)
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Related threads (fyi only):

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/2055310/posts
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2055289/posts


90 posted on 08/02/2008 1:29:45 PM PDT by Cindy
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Related thread (fyi only):

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2055159/posts


91 posted on 08/02/2008 1:32:59 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Allegra

It doesn’t make any sense at all.
But it’s quite true.

I’d say a boycott is getting well underway. Maybe this is the wake up call Americans need to start putting an end to this madness.
Then again, maybe that’s just wishful thinking on my part.


92 posted on 08/02/2008 1:33:53 PM PDT by radu (May God watch over our troops and keep them safe)
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To: sergeantdave

GACK! You just made me glad I don’t eat chicken. LOL!


93 posted on 08/02/2008 1:43:13 PM PDT by radu (May God watch over our troops and keep them safe)
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To: radu

Bizarre.


94 posted on 08/02/2008 1:54:22 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Boycott Washington D.C. until they allow gun ownership)
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To: PGalt; All

Thank you. I was worried about flubbing up, and this issue is too important to have a lot of “You dummy!” comments taking up space. LOL!

I’ll add my thanks to yours, to all the contributors.


95 posted on 08/02/2008 2:04:15 PM PDT by radu (May God watch over our troops and keep them safe)
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To: dalebert
This is the USA not a muslem country.

That may not be true much longer if Americans don't wake up to the threat we face.

96 posted on 08/02/2008 2:05:44 PM PDT by radu (May God watch over our troops and keep them safe)
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To: radu

Contact Information

Mail:

Tyson Foods, Inc.
P.O. Box 2020
Springdale, AR 72764-6999

Telephone: 1-800-643-3410

Consumer Relations

2210 West Oaklawn Drive
Springdale, AR 72764-6999

http://www.tyson.com/Corporate/CustomerService.aspx


97 posted on 08/02/2008 2:08:46 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Squantos
Insanity is definitely upon us.
I hope somebody does come along to take Tyson to the floor. It's gotta start somewhere and this looks like as good a place and time as any.
98 posted on 08/02/2008 2:09:38 PM PDT by radu (May God watch over our troops and keep them safe)
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To: SandRat

Thanks SandRat. :-)


99 posted on 08/02/2008 2:14:32 PM PDT by radu (May God watch over our troops and keep them safe)
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To: kcvl

Let me get this straight. You want me to call the company and complain about them implementing the majority vote of the union members?


100 posted on 08/02/2008 2:15:07 PM PDT by purpleraine
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