November 28, 2014

In The News

Vive Le All Season Radials
Citing impossible labor laws, an American industrialist has given up trying to buy a Goodyear tire factory in France.
He told France Info radio today: 'You can't buy Goodyear. Under your laws, we have to take a minimum of 662 or 672 employees. You can't do that. The most you could take is 333. There's no business for that plant now.

[...]It is Taylor's second failed attempt to buy the Goodyear plant in Amiens that is threatened with closure and the loss of 1,170 jobs.

He visited the factory in February last year, and later wrote to France's then industry minister Arnaud Montebourg branding workers as 'lazy, overpaid and talking too much'.
Apparently, 'lazy, overpaid and talking too much' is the French Labor Trifecta.

But Can Putin Keep Them Running On Time?
The Russians realized all kinds of possibilities with the invention of cold vodka fusion technology.
Russia's Strategic Rocket Forces are considering bringing back iconic Soviet-era nuclear missile trains as Moscow pumps money into a complete overhaul its aging nuclear arsenal.

According to an unidentified source in the Russian military-industrial complex quoted by the TASS news agency on Thursday, the Moscow Institute of Thermal Technology — makers of the Topol, Yars and Bulava missiles — is designing a next-generation missile launching train.

"While the decision to start manufacturing [missile trains] is still pending, the probability is high that it will happen," the source was quoted as saying, explaining that technical studies and cost estimates are still being conducted.

"In the best-case scenario, they will be deployed by the end of the decade, probably somewhere around 2019," he said.
Instead of sand, Putin is kicking railroad ties in Obama's face.

Want Eternity Size Fries With That?
Bringing a new prospective to passing the plate.
A FAST-FOOD lovin’ entrepreneur has come up with a unique idea to entice people back into the Church.

Build a McDonald’s in it.

Paul Di Lucca’s McMass Project aims to get the congregation back by turning communion into a Happy Meal.

[...]He claims the concept would help clergymen “keep pace in the modern world” and “become more present in culture.”


Gorges Smythe said...

The first two are no skin off my nose, but the third is downright perverse. Maybe he should just try preaching the gospel wallowing at society's level.

Gorges Smythe said...

Insert "instead of" after the word "gospel."

Doom said...

Yeah, French, Italian, even German, take your pick. French are the worst, on paper, Italians might actually be worse in practice. They do vie for the spot. As to Russia? They would actually do better using their scientists and French (or Italian) labor.

Look, he's just a con man with some qualification from some group of people saying he can charge people to talk about God, or god, or gods, or... McDonalds. He's just trying to make a buck. Bleh. I do think that would come back to bite him, here or there.

Fredd said...

France is heading Greece's way in a hurry. I am surprised that France hasn't outlawed bankruptcy by now. That would solve everything.

Brilliant, nes paz?

Kid said...

Why do we keep propping up socialism.

When I am president, I will make it illegal for the US to give aid and comfort to socialized nations.