(This is pretty much like jailing someone who fails to spin gold from straw. And suddenly I understand that fable)
Kimberly-Clark Corp., the consumer-products giant that owns Kleenex and Huggies, violated Venezuela’s laws by suspending its operations in the South American country, President Nicolas Maduro said.
“Forty-eight hours ago, without notice, a U.S. company called Kimberly-Clark, violating national laws and the constitution, fired almost 1,000 workers from its production plant, closed the door and left the country,” Maduro said on state television. He added that the government would support the workers now in control of the plant.
Kimberly-Clark said it would shutter its Venezuela operations after years of grappling with soaring inflation and a shortage of hard currency and raw materials.The South American nation’s deteriorating economic situation had made “it impossible to continue our business at this time,” the company said in a statement Saturday.
Preventing an employee from wearing a veil is not discriminating against them, one of Austria’s highest courts has ruled.
In the landmark decision, Austria’s Supreme Court (OGH) said that if clothing prevents communication, an employer may legally dismiss them.
(Given what just happened to a German couple who were merely critical of German immigration policy using facts, I think we all need to read this)
4. Two of my favorite people discussing the Clinton affair, Bill Whittle and Stefan Molyneaux
5. A few minutes of this morning’s testimony with Loretta Lynch that summarizes the entire Clinton affair.
Despite a history of extremist threats to the Bataclan concert hall, the venue’s owners were not warned or given any police protection, according to a French parliamentary report released Tuesday that calls for an overhaul of the way that country fights terrorism.
The Bataclan was the scene of a mass slaughter during the November 13 terrorist attacks in Paris. ISIS militants shot and bombed patrons attending a performance by an American band, killing 90 people.
NBC News published an exclusive report Tuesday based on a review of thousands of French and Belgian documents that examined a previous threat to the Bataclan, allegedly made by Farouk Ben Abbes, a Belgian of Tunisian origin who was investigated but never charged in a 2009 terror attack in Cairo that killed a French teenager.
The parliamentary report delves into that episode, while quoting French intelligence officials defending the decision not to protect the Bataclan. Families of the victims in the 2009 case have long criticized its handling by French authorities.
(He is currently on BlogTalk radio now till 8:00 and is very good!)
Thank you M., Wrath of Khan, Richard, Albrecht, Buck, Red Fox Blogger and many more. More to come indeed.
It really does look like its going to be an ugly summer.
(Rumours of Bike gangs and Black Panthers at the RNC from Michael Savage Show today)
And now, for a little comic relief.