Dumbing Down the United States, 2nd Quarter 2015: “a brutal process” Massive education layoffs across the U.S.! Idaho schools rig teacher evaluations! “It’s not as though we have a hidden pot of money.”

Disappearing Students Syndrome (DSS): A phrase created by me to describe a phenomenon taking place across the United States, affecting both privately and publicly funded schools, from Kindergarten all the way through University levels.

“The average cost of tuition and fees at a private, non-profit, four-year university this school year was $31,231—up sharply from $1,832 [...] Continue Reading…

Restaurant owner chooses Greece over United States! VA abandons veterans! Disney shutdowns! Investors kill solar power!: U.S. Job Losses & Store Closings, 30 June 2015

Incomplete list of publicly announced layoffs & shutdowns:

Arizona: Phoenix based for-profit Apollo Education Group-University of Phoenix announced that 6-hundred additional employees across the U.S. will become jobless!  This is on top of the previously announced 9-hundred!  It’s blamed on crashing enrollment, or what I call Disappearing Students Syndrome.  Mother Nature forcing parts of Bonita Canyon [...] Continue Reading…

“This is not politics, this is math.” Puerto Rico plunges into Death Spiral! Conservative Idaho jacks up taxes! “I’m not going…to retire, I’m just going to close the store.”: U.S. Job Losses & Store Closings, 29 June 2015

Incomplete list of publicly announced layoffs & shutdowns:

California: More proof the internet is not to blame for brick-n-mortar shutdowns;  Sunnyvale based rent-utility electronic payment service PayNearMe failed to raise the crowd funding they wanted and laid off an undisclosed number of employees.  They also canceled their rent payment service located in Family Dollar stores.

Colorado: Meridian based [...] Continue Reading…

U.S. Food Crisis, June 2015: “…there’s not a light at the end of the tunnel anymore.” Grocery stores & Restaurants playing the Sears Holdings game! Farmers using the internet to spread H5N2!

Incomplete list of announced United States food supply shutdowns for the month of June, 2015: Many food suppliers/distributors are consolidating operations and killing jobs due to the collapsing grocery store and restaurant industries, as well as rising costs of food production, and spread of disease.

A recently published study in Mexico says H5N2 has been [...] Continue Reading…

Obama regime guns down shooting ranges! Walmart turns to ‘drink’! “It’s just gotten to be too much work…”: U.S. Job Losses & Store Closings, 27-28 June 2015

Incomplete list of publicly announced layoffs & shutdowns:

Arizona: In Scottsdale, after 19 years restaurant Los Olivos shutdown its Sonora Village Shopping Center, due to the new property owner.  The shopping center was sold for $2-million USD, and the new owner signed a new lease with an as yet undisclosed tenant to move into the [...] Continue Reading…

Sears Kmart closing update 27 June 2015: “…turnaround is improbable.” More Hometown stores going down as franchise owners rebel! Canada loses more Sears stores!

Louisiana losing a franchised owned Sears Hometown in July.  Like most franchise owners, the owner told local news that it wasn’t worth renewing the license with Sears Holdings.

Ohio losing a Sears Hometown Store in July.  In this case, Sears Holdings decided to shut it down because they were not able to find anybody willing [...] Continue Reading…

Global Food Crisis: Anthrax kills 3 in India! Anthrax hits North Dakota!

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“We have shifted one patient to Koraput district headquarters hospital as his condition deteriorated. Others are being treated in the villages by our mobile health units.”-Anand Kumar Padhi, Koraput health administrator

“Anthrax has been confirmed in a Grand Forks County beef cow. [...] Continue Reading…

Yet again, Florida attacked by Flesh Eating bacteria, one man killed!

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Florida news media reports that a man was killed by vibrio vulnificus.  He was attacked by the bacteria on 14 June, while swimming in the Gulf of Mexico south of Pine Island.  He died two days later.

The U.S. Centers [...] Continue Reading…

Operation Jupiter: Ebola comes roaring back in USAFRICOM’s West Africa!

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The governments of Guinea and Sierra Leone are scrambling to squash a new outbreak of deadly ebola filovirus.  12 new cases and six deaths, hundreds of people quarantined!

In Guinea 11 new ebola cases and six deaths reported on 25 June. [...] Continue Reading…

General Mills kills 1,200 California jobs! Discover & Intel kill 710 California jobs! Walmart charges manufacturers for the ‘privilege’ of selling their products!: U.S. Job Losses & Store Closings, 26 June 2015

Incomplete list of publicly announced layoffs & shutdowns:

Arizona: In Phoenix yet another restaurant shutdown, this time Kincaid’s Classic American Dining closing in July after 14 years.  The owners blamed years of city construction work which put their sales into a death spiral by blocking customer access to their establishment.  Also in Phoenix two TV [...] Continue Reading…

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