Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Video: Robert Spencer speaks at the VFW Veterans Day Commemoration, Sierra Madre, CA, November 9, 2014

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Robert Spencer, the author of several bestselling books on the topic of Jihad, or Islamic Holy War, and the threat it represents to our country in these present troubled times, came and spoke to a fairly large group of people at Memorial Park during this year's VFW Veteran's Day ceremony. At long last the video has become available, and as promised we're providing you with a link to it. If you weren't there and missed this speech, you should check it out. As you may recall, there was some fairly lively controversy about this appearance, and our notice of Mr. Spencer's speech drew some heat from several commenters. In certain quarters these are contentious matters, and there are those who would prefer they not be discussed. We did, and took a bit of criticism for it. Which is fine. We welcome that sort of thing at The Tattler.

To link to the video of Robert Spencer's talk here on Nov. 9, click here.

Can you be fired for doing “The Chicken Dance” at work? 
This comes from the legal website Lexology, and it discusses a workplace right that you might not have known you have. At least if you live in Australia.

It is challenging to find a blog idea involving employment law and turkey (search engines come up with articles on the employment laws of Turkey).  So our labor law lesson of the day involves chicken instead, and comes from Sydney, Australia, where you can’t be fired, it seems, for an allegedly intimidating workplace performance of “The Chicken Dance.”

The employer, Harbour City Ferries, discharged a 51-year-old male employee and cited as one of its reasons that he had performed “The Chicken Dance” as an intentional act to intimidate, harass, or otherwise harm another employee, as reported in the Sydney Morning Herald.

But a labor appeals commissioner for the Fair Work Commission ruled recently that the employer went too far.  He ordered the employee to be reinstated, determining that the stated reason “was fanciful and did not represent reason for dismissal.” Rather, the employee should have received a final warning for other behavior, which reportedly included making “a highly inappropriate racial insult” to another co-worker in the lunchroom.

The commissioner found fault with the employer for its investigation of the employee because the employer accepted the word of other employees and may have discounted the employee’s side of the story because he had “a somewhat disagreeable” demeanor. “Even unpleasant people are entitled to justice,” the commissioner said, according to the newspaper report.

You can read the rest by clicking here.

A Big Rain Storm
It has been a long time since we have been able to read something like this. Last February to be exact. And in the middle of the most severe drought in memory it has got to be seen as a welcome event. Flash flood warnings and all. The news below is from the National Weather Service.


 Stay safe.

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27 comments:

  1. Powerful speaker.

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    1. I agree. I was there and Spencer got a standing ovation.

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    2. I agree with his assessment. There is definitely the doctrine of world domination through a theocracy in Islam. On the other hand, I think we could find some pretty crazy stuff in the scriptures and theologies of other religions too. The difference is who is acting it out or not.

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  2. Which are the two world's proselytizing religions: Christianity and Islam. Which are not: Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism...

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    1. Ah, you can find crazy in any religion - in any group actually.
      However, the Muslims are kind of hogging the spotlight on it these days, and you got to admit that interweaving of God and government is very scary.

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    2. Christianity and Islam are the newest religions. Look what happened to poor Zeus.

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    3. Islamic Fundamentalists are really gung ho about executing people. In very grisly and public ways.

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    4. And forcibly raping women so they will make more Islamic radicals.

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  3. good religions/bad religions miss the point. the Islamists have not been shy in stating their goal of destroying the United State of America. shall we continue our petty arguments while they wipe us out? time to be honest and realistic. They are, as Mr. Spencer said, the enemy and we must treat them as such

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    1. The only way to stop them is to kill them before they kill us.

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    2. I'm confused. Who is it we have been fighting since before 2001?

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  4. You folks really can't see the forest through the trees, shame, you're all being played.

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    1. Try not to lose your head over this.

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    2. I can't tell who 1:53 is talking to. How about some elaboration on which folks are "you folks"

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    3. Maybe he's talking about the trees.

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  5. I lasted 6 minutes watching this trash, totally inappropriate venue for this.

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    1. The people at the venue seemed to enjoy it immensely. Are you saying they did not have a right to do that?

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    2. Pray tell, 2:10. What is the appropriate venue for Mr. Spencer's talk?

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    3. That's OK, 2:10. You can plug your ears and say: "La, la, la, I can't hear you." Until you or your progeny are facing a "covert or die" edict. In case you need help, that's not Freedom of Religion.

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    4. go ahead and hide your head in the sand - you'll still lose it.

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    5. It's not trash. The man was presenting texts from the Muslim scripture. You really want to pretend it doesn't exist? And that people aren't acting on it?

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    6. 2:10 has a short attention span.

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    1. Time for the adults to join in.

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  7. I feel he did a good job. I was there. He stated facts. His belief for sure but hard to refute. He did not call for hatred in any way. That appears to be the problem with most jihadists. They follow Mohammed....not a really nice guy. Not very Christ-like.

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  8. A friend of mine recently did her DNA and found her New England Protestant gene pool had Jewish ancestry through French-Dutch Huegonots. She said she found it to be substantiated: after the Inqusition it would have been pretty obvious if you were going to find refuge somewhere you would seek out Protestant communities and not Catholic ones.

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    1. Yes 6:48, the Inquisition was a brutal time and you can count it as a black mark against Christians - but it was a long time ago. The muslims are doing the same thing NOW.

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