Tuesday, July 08, 2008
5675: Slow News Day.
Quick hits in a MultiCultClassics Monologue…
• Siemens AG is firing 16,750 people worldwide, hoping to cut costs by about $2 billion. The company’s chief financial officer declared, “We want to begin negotiations with the employee representatives quickly in order to make the cuts in a way that will be as socially responsible as possible.” For most companies, socially responsible means going green. For Siemens AG, it means cutting green.
• A soldier in the U.S. Army is suing for “unconstitutional” discrimination, insisting his decision to become an atheist cost him his career in the military. Additionally, he claims his life was threatened by other troops, prompting officials to assign a full-time bodyguard to protect him. The lawsuit suggests the Army has become a Christian organization. The soldier simply wants a guarantee of religious freedom—he isn’t looking to cash in with the legal action. Onward, non-Christian Soldier.