by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist
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Despite being THE online powerhouse and a great place to find virtually anything, Amazon is apparently not the best place to work, at least for some.
I’m sure many of us have read and heard multiple accounts of employees anonymously complaining of working conditions and “unreasonable” production demands.
But it seems none more than the Muslim community.
Adherent Muslims are required to pray five times a day, every day. If anyone is interested, the five prayers are as follows:
Fajr – the dawn prayer.
Dhuhr – the noon prayer.
Asr – the afternoon prayer.
Maghrib – the sunset prayer.
Isha’a – the night prayer.
According to Vox.com, Amazon warehouse workers get two 15-minute breaks and one 30-minute break each shift, per federal regulation. Considering how often Muslims must pray, this doesn’t give them anytime to do anything else. So they have to make a choice. Or do they?
from Creeping Sharia:
Minnesota’s “Little Mogadishu” celebrated at Reason.com
Not all that many years ago, the worst things you could say about Minneapolis were that it was very cold in the winter and, for an American city of its size, it was somewhat dull. On the plus side, this traditionally Scandinavian-American burg was a model of safety and cleanliness.
Well, that’s ancient history. Minneapolis is now the world’s #2 capital of Somali Muslims. (#1 is Mogadishu.) In the Somali community, unemployment and welfare dependency rates are high. The city is a major recruiting center for ISIS. At least a couple of ISIS recruits have used taxpayer-funded student loans to fly to the Middle East to become jihadists; many other local Somalis are suspected of wiring welfare cash to terrorist groups. Violent crime is epidemic: as recently as December 13, a Somali Muslim immigrant stabbed a Minneapolis woman no fewer than fourteen times on her way home from work.
Catching waves in the freezing waters of Lake Superior
Freezing temperatures and high winds would prompt few to call ‘surf’s up’ before barrelling into the icy waves of Minnesota.
But in Stony Point which dips into the western tip of Lake Superior, now’s said to be the perfect time – provided the lake isn’t entirely frozen over.
A die-hard batch of icicle-dripping surfers are seen riding Lake Superior’s winter waves this week while astonishingly braving below-freezing temperatures that accompany white ice and snow-padded beaches.
Those who braved the frozen waves did their best to stay warm by moving, though their specially designed wet suits, complete with hoods, gloves and boots, tremendously helped as well
Here in northern Minnesota, where winter temperatures can often be at or below zero-degrees Fahrenheit, the peak season for surfing is now with January to March said to offer the most frequent and ‘cleanest’ surf.
It’s especially good if there’s a winter storm.
On Friday the city of Duluth, just south of Stony Point, woke up to temperatures around -15F (-26C) thanks to an arctic-blown chill with winds traveling up to 12mph.
To surfers that means stronger waves.
Matt Nelson of Two Harbors, MN who said he only began surfing last spring was one of them on Thursday.
A man happily lounges on an ice chair at the ice sculpture area in Rice Park in Stony Point where temperatures easily dipped on Friday below zero-degrees
Also nearby, a former-California man who only identified himself as ‘Hollywood’ also put in about two-hours sloshing in and out of the waves.
When he came out, the water had easily frozen into blunt icicles dripping from his hood and facial hair.
But far from any blue lips or skin, their faces appeared rosy, alive, accompanying their bright eyes which scoured for their next big wave.
Attribution: Nina Golgowski, Mail Online
Minnesota Store Cited For Selling Candy “Cigarettes”
The St. Paul, Minnesota city council unanimously voted in 2009 to outlaw cartoon character lighters and candy that resembled cigarettes. Unfortunately, a small shop in St. Paul didn’t get the memo and had candy “cigarettes” in stock as well as gum shaped like cigars and chewing tobacco. The candy cigarettes were their biggest sellers. The Star Tribune reported that a city official visited the store a little over a week ago and instructed them to get rid of all the candy that looked like tobacco products:
“Lynden’s, on Hamline Avenue near Cretin-Derham Hall High School, said a city inspections official came in last week and gave the shop a warning and added that a misdemeanor citation — with a $500 fine — would be next if the non carcinogenic confections continue to be sold.”