That was last week’s news in the Denver Post. The Brazilian-owned plant was forced to close as 277 employees tested positive for the Chinese virus. According to the Post, the closure was necessary earlier this month to avoid overwhelming local health care services. State and local health officials in a Friday letter warned JBS CEO … Continue reading Meat Giant JBS Closes Greeley, CO Plant Due to Chinese Virus Outbreak
Earlier I posted a news round-up of stories on the Somali refugee slasher, see it here. Then I mentioned there are three (at least) other news stories I wanted to spend more time on. I posted the first of those here. And, this is the next one, from the Greeley Tribune. The story is not … Continue reading Greeley, CO: Refugee advocate worries about backlash against Somalis
Did you know that one of the founders of Al-Qaeda spent six months in Greeley, CO in the late 1940’s early 50’s and his view of decadent Americans gyrating with men and women’s bodies touching at a protestant church dance inspired his hatred for America and his subsequent work in designing a manifesto of sorts … Continue reading If Sayyid Qutb could see Greeley now!
Yesterday, I thought I would check and see what was new in Greeley (Weld County) Colorado after all of the turmoil there in 2008 over a demand by newly arrived Somali workers at meatpacking plants to have special break times during Ramadan. At first Swift caved in to their demands and then all hell broke … Continue reading Greeley, CO school system struggling to educate all of the refugee kids; want meatpacker to help pay for it
Here is a nice story that a friend just sent me about a Burmese family that is happy with their new life in Greeley, CO . I’ll let you read it all here in the Greeley Tribune. But it made me wonder if they too have been brought there to work the meatpacking plant jobs … Continue reading Burmese happy in Greeley