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  • Fake Ambulance Spotted at RNC

    11/13/2008 3:46:15 PM PST · by BCW · 32 replies · 2,512+ views
    EMS Responder ^ | 31 OCT 2008 | DAVE LONG
    Numerous Minneapolis-Saint Paul area EMS agencies, headed by the U.S. Secret Service, undertook special preparations to handle EMS operations during the Republican National Convention held Sept 1-4, 2008. Following is an inside account of the experience along with some lessons to take away for future events. Fake Ambulance Spotted On Tuesday, the second day of the RNC, a Twin Cities Paramedic spotted an "ambulance" with unusual generic markings in the city of St. Paul. The medic had attended RNC briefings on the need for heightened awareness, and as an Iraq War Veteran, he was well-educated and possessed a keen eye...
  • Court Upholds GM Program Accused of Bias

    12/30/2005 12:37:46 PM PST · by SmithL · 16 replies · 913+ views
    AP ^ | 12/30/5 | CHARLES WILSON
    Indianapolis -- A General Motors program that allows Hispanics, blacks or lesbians — but not Christians — to organize in employee groups is not committing religious discrimination, a federal court ruled. GM's Affinity Group diversity program does not discriminate against Christians because it treats all religions equally, the 7th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in Chicago ruled Thursday. The court upheld a decision by a federal judge in Indianapolis, where the original lawsuit was filed by John Moranski, a born-again Christian who works at GM's Allison Transmission plant in Indianapolis. Moranski applied in December 2002 to start an interdenominational Christian...
  • Court hears arguments on religion in workplace

    10/25/2005 9:21:38 AM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 9 replies · 652+ views
    sun sentinel ^ | 10-25-05 | barbara rose (staff)
    The middle-aged man in a dark suit and button-down blue shirt folded his hands and closed his eyes in silent prayer before entering a federal courtroom in Chicago on Monday, quietly taking a seat in the second row. No judge witnessed his prayer, but it went to the heart of the issue his high-profile lawyer argued Monday before the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which is considering his case alleging religious discrimination by General Motors Corp. John Moranski, a 43-year-old computer engineer who works in Pontiac, Mich., sued the automaker last year after it denied his request to form...
  • GM chooses gays over Christians

    07/25/2003 6:54:15 AM PDT · by scripter · 33 replies · 807+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | July 24, 2003 | Noah Knox
    American companies continue to lead the world in politically correct foolishness. Perhaps General Motors should be the poster child for this stupidity disease. The company's "diversity" initiative includes spending company money to support "affinity groups" that celebrate the "collective mixture of similarities and differences" that make up GM's workforce. However, the company has refused to recognize groups of employees that share a common religious background, while openly supporting at least one affinity group of gay and lesbian employees. The "logic" behind this discrimination is bewildering. One employee won't stand for it any longer and has filed a discrimination complaint against...
  • GM's Diversity Policy Excludes Religious-Based Employee Groups

    07/18/2003 2:29:33 AM PDT · by kattracks · 2 replies · 235+ views ^ | 7/18/03 | David Fein
    ( - General Motors' corporate policy of allowing employees to create "affinity groups" is the target of a discrimination complaint after one employee says his request to organize fellow workers for Christian-related activities was rejected. John Moranski, who has worked at the G.M. factory in Indianapolis, Ind., for three years, filed the discrimination complaint with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) June 20. General Motors began sanctioning employee-initiated affinity groups in 1999 in order to promote workplace diversity and improve employer-employee communications. The company's recognition of an affinity group allows that group access to corporate facilities and communications, as...