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Mayor Says Tyson Should Hire Locals First
WSMV NASHVILLE Tennessee ^ | UPDATED: 9:51 pm CST February 13, 2009 | reporting by : Cynthia williams

Posted on 02/14/2009 8:20:02 AM PST by org.whodat

"We're probably anticipating a big crowd to start to live in Shelbyville," said Father Boutros Boutros.

Boutros leads a congregation of about 1,700 families. Recently, dozens more arrived in Nashville from Egypt on temporary visas. Some of them of them have alreadyu been hired by tyson food!

(Excerpt) Read more at wsmv.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Government
KEYWORDS: cheaplabor; economy; illegals; immigration; jobs; tyson
Can you believe this is happening in a state where the republicans control both houses. This is the fault of people like Ron "has none" Ramsey
1 posted on 02/14/2009 8:20:02 AM PST by org.whodat
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To: org.whodat
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185355/posts

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2183730/posts

2 posted on 02/14/2009 8:23:01 AM PST by devane617 (Republicans first strategy should be taking over the MSM. Without it we are doomed.)
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To: org.whodat

When people have valid green cards and an employer recruits them from afar to meet a really low standard of pay and benefits..there isn’t much a state can do.
The people need to rise up and smite Tyson.
If a product has a Tyson label..don’t buy it.
Look closely, becuase they package many brands.


3 posted on 02/14/2009 8:25:12 AM PST by Oldexpat (Drill Here, Drill There..we must drill everywhere.)
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To: org.whodat

The flood on millions of Muslims start. They will get welfare and Americans will get nothing. He is doing exactly what the left did to destroy the UK. EXACTLY.


4 posted on 02/14/2009 8:25:16 AM PST by Frantzie (Boycott GE - they own NBC, MSNBC, CNBC & Universal. Boycott Disney - they own ABC)
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To: Oldexpat

I already stopped buying Tysonawhile back. Is there any way to get a list of the brands they package?


5 posted on 02/14/2009 8:27:19 AM PST by smalltownslick
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To: org.whodat

Locals who want these jobs need government to regulate in such a way so they can get them. Ideally, the skills and merit of ones one job stands by itself, without need for government intevention to attain jobs above the market rate.


6 posted on 02/14/2009 8:30:45 AM PST by traviskicks (http://www.neoperspectives.com/Ron_Paul_2008.htm)
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To: devane617

Updated information!


7 posted on 02/14/2009 8:31:17 AM PST by org.whodat (Auto unions bad: Machinists union good=Hypocrisy)
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To: devane617
And video link I forgot to add!
8 posted on 02/14/2009 8:32:07 AM PST by org.whodat (Auto unions bad: Machinists union good=Hypocrisy)
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To: org.whodat

...and that is a good thing.


9 posted on 02/14/2009 8:32:48 AM PST by devane617 (Republicans first strategy should be taking over the MSM. Without it we are doomed.)
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To: Oldexpat; gubamyster; All

“If a product has a Tyson label..don’t buy it.
Look closely, becuase they package many brands.”

Exactly. I’ve boycotted Tyson since the Clinton’s were involved with them. If we all had, we wouldn’t be facing this question today.


10 posted on 02/14/2009 8:33:25 AM PST by AuntB
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To: org.whodat

These are Egyptian Christians (Copts), and no matter what kind of hell the people in Shelbyville have gone through I can guarantee you that these people have gone through 10 times worse. This is a sad situation. Instead of a welcome it appears that the Copts have just been trapped in a nasty situation.


11 posted on 02/14/2009 8:33:46 AM PST by Melchior
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To: smalltownslick

They supply KFC.


12 posted on 02/14/2009 8:34:37 AM PST by Mojave (Barack Obama is a joke)
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To: org.whodat

We are too friendly and need to FIGHT for our right to exist in the greatest country in the world.

Otherwise the left is going to convert us to a 3rd world dictatorship. Boycott Tyson and intimidate their workers at the gate. We can control the outcome.


13 posted on 02/14/2009 8:35:03 AM PST by o_zarkman44 (Since when is paying more, but getting less, considered Patriotic?)
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To: org.whodat

First Tyson brought a flood of mexicans to Shelbyville, and now it’s going to be muslims???

Yep, Tyson is one good neighbor - NOT!


14 posted on 02/14/2009 8:37:40 AM PST by Redbob (W.W.J.B.D.: "What Would Jack Bauer Do?")
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To: Melchior
Pure bovine waste, let them stay in their own countries and stop breaking our laws.
15 posted on 02/14/2009 8:38:14 AM PST by org.whodat (Auto unions bad: Machinists union good=Hypocrisy)
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To: Melchior
This is a sad situation. Instead of a welcome it appears that the Copts have just been trapped in a nasty situation.

...and when Mexico collapses and we're faced with 30-40 million, under the Bambi administration, "humanitarian" cases of instant citizenship, oh what a happy day

16 posted on 02/14/2009 8:41:38 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: smalltownslick

I stopped buying Tyson’s quite some time ago. I get all my vegetables and chicken and fish from the local Asian market. The vegetables are always fresher (except for the celery for some reason), and so is the chicken. The chicken, and eggs come from the Amish community to the east of Cleveland. And everything is MUCH less expensive!


17 posted on 02/14/2009 8:45:58 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Melchior

***These are Egyptian Christians (Copts), and no matter what kind of hell the people in Shelbyville have gone through I can guarantee you that these people have gone through 10 times worse. This is a sad situation. Instead of a welcome it appears that the Copts have just been trapped in a nasty situation.***

I’d like to hear more about the Copts. Could you point me to more information?


18 posted on 02/14/2009 8:52:59 AM PST by kitkat (THE DAY WE LOSE OUR WILL TO FIGHT WILL BE THE DAY WE LOSE OUR FREEDOM.)
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To: Melchior
"This is a sad situation. Instead of a welcome it appears that the Copts have just been trapped in a nasty situation."

Yes it is: sad indeed. But who's to blame for this situation?

I say that it's members of both parties, who had their own political reasons for allowing something like this to happen!

We as a Nation have been sold out by our own politicians for years, and we sit idly by and just let them do it.

I live only a few miles from this area, and can assure you that there are hundreds of locals that need those jobs, but can't afford to work for slave wages: and why should they have too?

I am a small business man who understands all too well what it means to compete, but I still would rather pay a fellow American to work, than to import labor so that I can enjoy a fatter bottom line, at the expense of my own community!

This crap could not go on without the political enablers of the state as well as the federal level.

This situation looks strangely akin to the Slave trade of our earlier founding, but the only difference between then and now is that none of these folks are actually considered as property of the employer!

19 posted on 02/14/2009 8:54:21 AM PST by Hillarys nightmare (So Proud to be living in "Jesus Land" ! Don't you wish everyone did?)
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To: org.whodat

The real problem here is that they are keeping them all in a group. Each family should be sent to some other place in the country. That way they might eventually become Americans. Leaving them to establish a minority enclave in one town is not right!


20 posted on 02/14/2009 8:54:56 AM PST by Twotone
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To: Frantzie

These people sound more like Coptic Christians than Muslims.


21 posted on 02/14/2009 8:59:51 AM PST by GAB-1955 (Kicking and Screaming into the Kingdom of Heaven!)
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To: org.whodat

“I’ve filled out applications for places that are hiring, and I haven’t heard anything back yet,” said Glen Campbell, who has been out of work since January.”

*****

You know times are tough when Glen Campbell is looking for work at Tysons.


22 posted on 02/14/2009 9:02:01 AM PST by bereanway (Sarah get your gun)
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To: Melchior

“These are Egyptian Christians (Copts), and no matter what kind of hell the people in Shelbyville have gone through I can guarantee you that these people have gone through 10 times worse.”

That has nothing to do with anything.

There are many cesspools around the world with desperate people. The Tyson’s of the world are despicable to bring these people in.

Tyson just shifts their costs onto the local taxpayers. The taxpayers subsidize Tyson’s operations by having to take care of 3rd world immigrants.

Another example of how moral relativism is destroying our once great nation.


23 posted on 02/14/2009 9:09:51 AM PST by HereInTheHeartland (A tagline is a terrible thing to waste.)
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To: Melchior
These are Egyptian Christians (Copts), and no matter what kind of hell the people in Shelbyville have gone through I can guarantee you that these people have gone through 10 times worse. This is a sad situation. Instead of a welcome it appears that the Copts have just been trapped in a nasty situation.

Gee, that's too bad. But they need to stay the hell out of our country, unless they're going to be starting businesses of their own and employing Americans.

24 posted on 02/14/2009 9:33:21 AM PST by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: Melchior

You don’t see how this might be a classic poison-apple ploy?


25 posted on 02/14/2009 9:34:04 AM PST by CowboyJay (Stop picking on Porkulus. He's not fat, he's just big-boned.)
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To: smalltownslick
Getting this list of products from tyson would be invaluable. This list can be passed around the internet in days and tyson would feel it. Can anyone who reads this and works for Tyson get a list of products.
26 posted on 02/14/2009 10:31:39 AM PST by papaeiche
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To: buccaneer81

The Copts have been hard-working decent citizens no matter where they have gone. Australia is a case in point. And I can guarantee you this, within a generation most will have started businesses that will employ the Tennesse Know-nothings. And don’t give me any of that garbage that locals need jobs but can’t afford to work for slave wages. I spent years working for slave wages, as I imagine the majority of people on FR have while they were working their way up the ladder. Something tells me that Tyson probably couldn’t get local work so went after Mexicans; now that pool is diminished they went looking for someone else. Don’t blame the Copts, they would do anything to leave Egypt and persecution from both the Muslim Brothers and an Islamic military dictatorship. You don’t like Tyson, so be it. But don’t take it out on people who came here, just like your forebearers, in search of freedom.


27 posted on 02/14/2009 1:38:12 PM PST by Melchior
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To: Melchior
There's no room at the inn, or haven't you heard? I don't care if they're from England and speak the King's English. Americans need jobs, and we are in no position to subsidize aliens in these hard times.

Oh, and nice talk about Tennessee "Know-Nothings." You sound like you're from the Arlen Specter wing of the party.

28 posted on 02/14/2009 2:04:58 PM PST by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: Melchior

If Nashville can’t employ them then shut-off the pipeline. Shelbyville is rural and cannot provide for these migrants.


29 posted on 02/14/2009 2:12:38 PM PST by eyedigress
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To: Oldexpat

http://www.tyson.com/Foodservice/OurBrands.aspx


30 posted on 02/14/2009 2:47:45 PM PST by babaloo999 (Liberals say they're "Progressive". So is cancer.-------------------they're, their, whatever)
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To: buccaneer81

And you sound like you are a follower of the Know-Nothing Pat Buchanan.


31 posted on 02/15/2009 8:06:59 AM PST by Melchior
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To: Melchior

Dane, is that you?


32 posted on 02/15/2009 9:47:52 AM PST by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: kitkat

I’m sorry, I missed your post. The Copts are the descendents of those who accepted Christianity through the evangelism of Saint Mark. The Coptic Church =see Google for information on this= is thus about on a par with the ancient sites that Saint Paul visited. Some very ancient Coptic churches with ancient manuscripts and relics are found in the old city of Cairo.


33 posted on 02/15/2009 5:11:39 PM PST by Melchior
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To: Melchior

Than you, Melchior. Actually, I phrased my question in a bad way. I know what Copts are, but I was hoping you’d prove to the people on this site that they really are the kind of people who are applying for jobs instead of muslims. Sorry about that. In any event, your post was a good one.


34 posted on 02/15/2009 8:33:45 PM PST by kitkat (THE DAY WE LOSE OUR WILL TO FIGHT WILL BE THE DAY WE LOSE OUR FREEDOM.)
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