Category Archives: Technology

“termination of employment”: U.S. Hi-Tech/Communications breakdown, May 2017

More proof you brick-n-mortar store owners can’t directly blame the internet/high-tech competition for your demise. Incomplete list of U.S. internet/high-tech/communications job destruction announcements in May 2017:

California: In San Jose, Cisco Systems continues killing jobs, this times 250!   China based ‘smart’phone maker LeEco (aka Le Technology) eliminating 90% of its jobs and shutting down operations in San Diego!  CNBC reported that even employees who had the day off were asked to ‘phone in’ to an emergency meeting, due to LeEco sales crashing & burning.  The Sacramento Bee-sacbee.com suddenly laid off an undisclosed number of people.  France based maker of automation (robots which replace humans in the workplace) and electronic spy gear (surveillance equipment) Schneider Electric-Pelco eliminating 2-hundred jobs in Clovis, blaming global competition!  Local news media said at one time Pelco in Clovis employed at least 2-thousand people, but is currently down to less than 1-thousand.  Apple Mirage issued a shutdown WARN for its Rancho Mirage location, 45 jobs lost by July.   Gannett Publishing Services issued a shutdown WARN for its Camarillo location, 38 jobs lost in July.  KSCI issued a layoff WARN for its TV ops in Los Angeles, 58 jobs gone by July.  Marvell Semiconductor continues to issue layoff WARNs for its operations in Aliso Viejo and Santa Clara. Symantec continues issuing layoff WARNs for its Mountain View ops, this time 24 jobs gone by the end of June.  Lumina Media issued a shutdown WARN for its Irvine location, 58 jobs lost by mid-July.  Nippon based Hitachi Data issued a layoff WARN for Santa Clara, 48 jobs lost by mid-July.  Charter Communications shutting down ops in Palm Desert, 206 jobs lost by mid-July! ‘Cloud ready’ Riverbed Technology suddenly laid off 61 people.  

Florida: Saint Petersburg based coupon printer/distributor ValPak laying off 40 graphic artists, as a result of being taken over by Californian owned Platinum Equity.

Georgia: NexxLinx eliminating 236 jobs in Duluth!

Indiana: Spectrum shutting down its Evansville call center, 20 jobs lost as Spectrum shifts to fewer, but supposedly larger, call center ops.

New Jersey: Gannett Satellite Information Network issued a WARN for its Neptune ops, 88 jobs lost by July.

New York: ‘Peer to peer’ e-commerce Etsy eliminating at least 80 jobs due to its biggest investors accusing Etsy administrators of mismanagement.  NYC based Sports Illustrated laid off five people due to declining revenues.  The New York Times is trying to get its editors to voluntarily quit (buyouts) as part of a plan to consolidate editing operations.  Texas based ViaTech Publishing halting printing ops in Bay Shore, 51 jobs lost by mid-August.  Ancient tech company Xerox continues killing jobs, this time 177 warehouse employees in Webster will become unemployed between now and March 2018!  B&H Foto and Electronics moving from Brooklyn-NYC to New Jersey, 57 jobs lost in August.  In Amherst, Sykes laying off 71 people between September and November.

North Carolina: NettLinx shutting down its Jacksonville operations, 280 jobs lost due to the unexpected loss of a major client!

Ohio: Bankrupt e-commerce focused clothing retailing group TradeGlobal eliminating 112 rue21 jobs in West Chester, only two years after claiming it would be creating “hundreds” of new jobs! TradeGlobal is the parent company of failed rue21 clothier.   By the way, rue21 is now officially bankrupt busted.

Oregon: SolarWorld Americas issued a shutdown WARN for July, saying “This employment action will likely result in the termination of employment of approximately 500 regular employees and possibly up to a total of 711 regular employees at the Company Facility.”  For some odd reason state employment officials (Oregon Rapid Response Activity Tracking System) posted the jobs losses as being 360, even thought SolarWorld’s letter clearly states 5-hundred to 711!   SureID suddenly laid off 160 people after losing a tax-sucking U.S. Navy contract!

Pennsylvania: Direct mail book and magazine seller Rodale continues to eliminate jobs, numbers being undisclosed.   It’s part of the company’s plan to ‘wind down’ its direct mail business and shift to “revenue streams…vital to…our long term growth.” 

Tennessee: For the second time in less than six months Convergys conducting mass layoffs at its Clarksville call center, this time 160 jobs gone by mid-July due to crashing call volumes!

Texas:  In Fort Worth, California based Ingram Micro Mobility continues killing jobs, this time 140 smartphone repair jobs being eliminated by the end of August! Last year Ingram Micro Mobility killed more than 9-hundred jobs due to crashing sales.  World Wide Technology shutting down its Lewisville operations, 156 jobs gone by mid-July due to “market conditions”!

Virginia: Roanoke Times laid off 53 people as part of its plan to outsource printing ops. Illinois based LSC Communications halting book printing ops in Salem, 140 jobs lost beginning in July!

Washington: Seattle based Napster parent Rhapsody laid off an undisclosed number of people, blaming internet competition.  Video game maker PopCap revealed it laid off an undisclosed number of employees.  Video game maker Electronic Arts issued a layoff WARN, 45 jobs gone by July.

U.S. Tech/Communications breakdown, April 2017: “OUR DIGITAL REVENUE IS NOT GROWING FAST ENOUGH”

U.S. military leads the way to energy independence

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Video report showing U.S. Army and Air Force efforts to save taxpayer money by becoming more energy independent in Colorado:

Not just in Colorado, but the USAF is testing a hybrid electric and battery powered mobile dock system for C-5 maintenance at Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex in Georgia:  “…new mobile lift platform that is able to move and shift as maintainers move around an aircraft, eliminating the time required of traditional hard stands. Direct methanol fuel cells provide on-board battery charging, thereby enabling around-the-clock maintenance operations.”

November 2016: U.S. Army Harvesting Energy through Humping

June 2016: Massive Detrick Solar Array Only Fraction of Army’s Renewable Energy Capacity

Operation FakeBuster : Facebook joins NATO!

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Earlier this year U.S. led NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) joined with Facebook in creating a fake-news operation under the guise of fighting fake-news.  The NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence employed 28 people in the eastern European country of Latvia to create operation Fake Buster:

Fake Buster is supposedly a Facebook game (also available as an application for your smart phone) that teaches dumb Facebook users how to tell real news from fake.  If you understand the history of propaganda (fake-news) then you’ll realize that the most prolific  perpetrators of fake-news are governments and their official main stream news media.  Can you really trust a Fake Buster app created by NATO?

Hi-Tech Fail: Climate Change biggest threat to Billion Dollar Weapon Systems!

Chemical Attack? Oklahoma Militia responds!

Suiting up for Chemical, Biological, Nuclear, and Radiological (CBRN), also known as Nuclear, Biological, Chemical (NBC).

On 27 JUN 2017, the Oklahoma National Guard’s 63rd Civil Support Team responded to a hazardous chemical spill in Weatherford, they completed their mission successfully.  It was all in a day’s training:

 

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VIGILANT CATAMOUNT: NORTH CAROLINA MILITIA PREPS FOR DISASTER, MILITARIZES LOCAL COPS!

NATIONAL GUARD RESPONDS TO CHEMICAL ATTACK(?) IN ARIZONA!

“our digital revenue is not growing fast enough”: U.S. Hi-Tech/Communications breakdown, April 2017

More proof you brick-n-mortar store owners can’t directly blame the internet/high-tech competition for your demise. Incomplete list of U.S. internet/high-tech/communications job destruction announcements in April 2017:

Discount broker and T-Mobile partner Loyal3 suddenly announced it will shutdown in May!

Arkansas:  Bentonville based Walmart laid off hundreds more corporate employees, including 3-hundred Information System Division employees!  It’s part of Walmart’s plan to improve its lagging e-commerce sales.

California: Despite reporting a record breaking quarter NerdWallet laid off more than 40 people.  It’s part of NerdWallet’s plan to shift focus on different services and to consolidate operations.  After 11 years Palo Cedro Printing shutdown.  It sounds like the operator was forced out by the landlord saying “I am still in the printing business, but I am closing the store front. I will not have a location for walk in customers until I find a new space.”  In North Highlands, Advanced Call Center Technologies eliminating 135 call center jobs by the end of May!  Google suddenly laid off 104 satellite mapping employees and refuses to say why!   Reports that China based ‘smart’phone maker LeEco has eliminated hundreds of California jobs and more layoffs are planned!  Former employees told local news media that they’re still waiting for their final paychecks!  In Irvine, software company Cylance laid off an undisclosed number of employees due to restructuring.  In Santa Clara, Marvell Semiconductor laying off 13 people in June.  Online marketplace Zazzle issued a shutdown WARN for its San Jose ops, 117 jobs gone by June!  Vishay Siliconix issued a layoff WARN for Santa Clara, 71 jobs gone by the end of June. NDC Technologies shutting down its Irwindale ops, 42 jobs gone by July.  Texas Instruments issued a layoff WARN for its Santa Clara ops, 78 jobs gone by mid-June.  In Fullerton, Nelco Products laying off 62 people by mid-June. In Westlake Village, NCR laying off 76 people by the end of June.  3D Instruments issued a shutdown WARN for its Anaheim ops, 59 jobs gone by the end of June.  In San Jose, Nimble Storage finally notified the state that it laid off 67 people back in February.

Colorado: Greenwood Village based Ciber is now bankrupt busted and being sold-off to a French company. Georgia based payment processor TSYS (Total SYstem Services)  shutting down its operations in Golden, in an effort to “focus to our business model.”

Connecticut: Bristol based ESPN laid off about 1-hundred people, saying the layoffs were planned awhile ago due to “Dynamic change demands”!

Idaho: Georgia based payment processor TSYS (Total SYstem Services) laying off 64 people as it shuts down its operations in Boise, in an effort to “focus to our business model.”  Also in Boise, Marvell Semiconductor laying off 23 people in June.

Illinois: More layoffs for Chicago based Groupon, this time 1-hundred people were suddenly let go!  Apparently it’s part of Groupon’s plan to kill 1-thousand jobs and halt operations in seven countries.

Indiana: Outsourcing company StarTek laying off 207 ‘customer care’ employees in June, no reason given!

Nebraska: Warren Buffett owned BH Media Group suddenly laid off 289 people and closed 108 vacant newspaper jobs!  But don’t blame competition with digital media, CEO Terry Kroeger revealed that even digital media is losing money saying “our digital revenue is not growing fast enough”.

New Jersey: Gannett Satellite Information Network issued a WARN for its operations in Freehold, 213 jobs gone by June!

New York: Online magazine Elite Daily issued a shutdown WARN, at least 47 jobs lost due to the sale of the internet business.

North Carolina: LED light bulb maker Cree laid off 70 people “in response to current business conditions.”  Centerline Digital laid off 20% of its employees.  Upset former employees revealed on internet sites that at least 25% of employees voluntarily quit every year, due to mismanagement.  However, Centerline Digital administrators say the 20% layoff is due to its largest client conducting a “market transformation”.  Winston-Salem Journal suddenly laid off 14 people due to crashing revenues.  News & Record suddenly laid off 36 people “in response to market changes.”

Pennsylvania: Condulent laying off 149 call center employees in Moosic by the end of May!  Local news media said employees were ordered not to talk to local news media.

Texas:  Tax sucking General Dynamics shutting down its Lacy Lakeview ObamaCare sign-up call center, 840 jobs lost by the end of May!  It’s blamed on the lack of people signing up for  ObamaCare (ACA).

Virginia: Richmond-Times Dispatch suddenly laid off 33 people, announcing the company must restructure due to crashing revenues.

U.S. Tech/Communications breakdown, March 2017:  ”TO REDUCE OUR BURN RATE”

Hi-Tech Fail: Climate Change biggest threat to Billion Dollar Weapon Systems!

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“Depending on the weather, it can severely degrade if not stop the mission. Depending on what’s going on, you could have turbulence so severe that it prevents aircraft from flying or dropping bombs.”-Staff Sergeant Caleb Custer, USAF 380 Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron Weather Flight

The United States Air Force has inadvertently revealed the biggest threat to their taxpayer burdening billion and trillion dollar weapon systems; radical weather!

USAF weather-personnel at an undisclosed location in the Middle East.

Climate change is real, but the Earth has always undergone severe, sometimes catastrophic climate change, and at times when there were no humans on the planet.  Whether the radical weather is caused by humans, or just part of the planet’s cycle, it drastically affects those hi-tech aircraft: “Without a legal weather brief, the aircraft could not even get off the ground…. ….It is one of my biggest frustrations with this job. It can go from beautiful to completely horrible in the blink of an eye with no warning whatsoever.”-Master Sergeant Randy Jones, USAF weather operations flight chief

USAF personnel employ Tactical Meteorological Observing System.

Radars need to breath. USAF personnel changing an air filter on portable Doppler weather radar in Qatar.

Hi-tech USAF rain gauge (Tactical Meteorological Observing System) in Qatar.

USAF Tactical Meteorological Observing System deployed to North Dakota.

Hi-Tech Fail: Aptos user Rue21

Texas special forces ‘weathermen’ para-dive into Lake Worth!

Hi-Tech Fail: USAF ADMITS F-22 STEALTH JET IS A PAIN TO MAINTAIN, AND THAT’S JUST THE ‘SKIN’!

Islamic State Fail: Video shows attempt to launch drone in Syria

Gun Ban Fail: ‘Terrorist’ strikes using low-tech weapons!

Hi-Tech Fail: Idaho’s low tech paper ballots ranked one of most trustworthy for U.S. elections!

Self Drive Car Fail! Uber breaks the law in California!

Hi-Tech Fail: Japan joins the Dumbing Down crowd!

False Flag: Military loses 1,000+ high tech devices in one year!

Climate Change? The Nose Knows!

That High Tech agreement you signed onto just took away your Rights!

Vehicle I-D: Mississippi Militia shows-off mine detection vehicles

Mississippi Buffalo in California?

While on rotation at the National Training Center (NTC) at Fort Irwin, California, Mississippi National Guard’s 287th Engineer Company conducted anti-mine vehicle training on 04 JUN 2017:

Husky Mark-3 electromagnetic detection vehicle followed by Buffaloes with anti-mine rollers.

MISSISSIPPI MILITIA ‘CLEANS UP’ ITS ACT AT NTC!

VEHICLE I-D: ALASKA MILITIA GETS NEW HC-130J

Vehicle I-D: Colorado Militia Lakota rescue training

 

On 30 MAY 2017, the Colorado National Guard hosted rotary wing rescue training with the Rocky Mountain Fire Rescue team, using the Eurocopter UH-72 Lakota:

VEHICLE ID: OREGON MILITIA UH-72 LAKOTAS HELP PORTLAND POLICE CONDUCT HI-RISE ASSAULT TRAINING

MILITARIZING THE COPS: MISSISSIPPI MILITIA TRAINS UP POLICE WITH LAKOTAS!

MARTIAL LAW U.S.A. 2014: WIMP ASS IDAHO GOVERNOR BEGS OBAMA REGIME NOT TO STEAL ARMY NATIONAL GUARD’S AIR ASSETS!

Vehicle I-D: Alaska Militia gets new HC-130J

On 03 JUN 2017, Alaska National Guard’s 211th Rescue Squadron at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson got its first HC-130J.  It was such a big deal that it looks like all the base personnel turned out to witness the arrival of Super Hercules:

The HC-130J, aka Combat King-2, is designed as a long range Search & Rescue (SaR) aircraft, specializing in rescues during combat, as well as being a long range surveillance aircraft.

HC-130J in the Iso-Dock at Moody AFB, Georgia.

U.S. Coast Guard HC-130J in Waco, Texas, awaiting electronics upgrades, 11 MAY 2017.

In-flight fueling of HC-130J over Arizona.

VEHICLE ID: NTC AND THE BRADLEY

ALASKA MILITIA PREPS FOR HEROIN EPIDEMIC!

Vehicle ID: NTC and the Bradley

Bird’s eye video view of National Training Center, Fort Irwin, California:

Company B, 1st Battalion, 155th Infantry Regiment, Mississippi Army National Guard during NTC rotation 02 JUN 2017.

Mech-Infantry storms NTC desert city:

The ultimate armored bus!

Staff Sergeant Dustin Carter gives you a short video tour of the M2A3 Bradley:

MILITIA UH-60L LOOSES WINDSHIELD AT NTC!

VEHICLE ID: KC-10 TIGER STRIPED F/A-18D & A-10C