FTFA: PETA says its billboards would picture "fit and trim" Mexicans in their own country, where their diet is more in line with the group's mission. Another image on the sign would portray obese American children and adults "gorging on meaty, fat- and cholesterol-packed American food."
I guess "too poor to afford food" is the new "fit and trim" diet craze. Those crazy illegal aliens, they just don't realize how good they've got it at home!
I have read about your company's decision to drop Labor Day in favor of granting workers a day off for a religious observation instead. (story at http://www.wsmv.com/news/17063986/detail.html#-) From a very short search online, Labor Day is defined as a Federal holiday, and a state holiday observed by all 50 US States.
So the way it appears is that Tyson Foods has opted to ignore a Federal/State holiday in favor a religious holiday, and mandated it for all workers, irrespective of the particular religious affiliation of the workers. This smacks of religious preference, in a country that is founded on religious choices and freedom of religion.
This country is also founded on free trade and nearly all US businesses adhere to the standard "the customer is always right".
This customer is choosing to never again purchase any Tyson products because of your company's decision to favor a minority religious holiday over a federal and state holiday. I have a feeling I will not be the only consumer making this decision.
If you look at the comments at the end of the news story, alot of people indicate they will not be buying Tyson chicken any more either. Unfortunately there are alot of ugly comments included in the "discussion". Name calling and slurs don't really add much to the "logical" debate of Tyson's decision.
Maybe I'll just have an big ol' greasy serving of bacon the next time I have an urge for chicken.
Went fishing after work. Turns out fishing was downtown on Ship Creek, about 10 minutes from the office. Lots of mud, lots of other people fishing, lots of tangle lines, but it paid off. Now if I can just figure out how to get this back to Virginia!
So you know how many cities have interactive maps showing where the bars and restaurants are? Here's an interactive map for Anchorage. Those dots aren't where you can find a Starbucks, that's a map tracking the locations of bears!
Note the "purple bear" seems to be quite at home on Elmendorf. I haven't seen a bear yet, but I did see a moose walk out of the woods near the squadron that I work at. Not what I expected to see next to the flightline!