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  1. #1 Tyson drops Labor Day holiday for Eid al-Fitr 
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    http://www.t-g.com/story/1449487.html

    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.

    A recent press release from the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) stated that a new contract at the Shelbyville facility "implements a new holiday to accommodate the ... Muslim workers at the plant."

    The RWDSU stated that "the five-year contract creates an additional paid holiday, Iidal Fitil, a Muslim holiday that occurs toward the end of Ramadan."
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    The festival "is distinguished by the performance of communal prayer (salat) at daybreak on its first day. It is a time of official receptions and private visits, when friends greet one another, presents are given, new clothes are worn, and the graves of relatives are visited," the encyclopedia said.
    They needed another day off for that? I always called it Christmas.

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    "The date for this holiday (Eid al-Fitr) is not the same each year," Mickelson said. "however, it is in the early fall."
    What an idiot! It's in the early fall right now, but the Muslim calendar rotates backwards through the Western calendar. When I first went to Saudi in 1989, Eid was in the spring.
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    This year it is October 1st.

    He says it's not always the same.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LibraryLady View Post
    This year it is October 1st.

    He says it's not always the same.
    I understand that (in fact I quoted that). However, the construction of his sentence ("however, it is in the early fall") implies that it's always in the early fall and simply falls on different days. However, that's not the case. In 6-7 years, it will be in mid-summer and in another 6-7 in the spring.
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    Companies that cater to this kind of crap will lose me as a customer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lacarnut View Post
    Companies that cater to this kind of crap will lose me as a customer.
    Tyson had already lost me by being Bill Clinton's first political patron. If it wasn't for him, we'd have never heard of Bubba and his harpy.
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    Yet another reason to eat Bison
    Tastes better, less fat more protein.
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    waiting for a comments form Sarasota Republican............
    This is bigger than presidential politics. This is a battle for America.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LibraryLady View Post
    waiting for a comments form Sarasota Republican............
    Wait a minute, this is Shelbyville! The next town over is Springfield. All we have to do is wait until Ned Flanders and the Rev. Lovejoy take this up. The new crusade has begun!!!!
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