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Idaho Militia turns information into lethal weapon!

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“Information is a weapon the brigade yields. We’re training Soldiers on their mission command weapons systems. We’re making information more lethal.”-Chief Warrant-3 Jerred Edgar, 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team

At the OTA (Orchard Training Area, aka Orchard Combat Training Center), February 2018

Idaho’s Army National Guard signal personnel spent the early part of February learning how to kill using information.  Actually, the 116th Cavalry Brigade (Snake River) has signal corps personnel spread across four northwestern states, Idaho, Montana, Nevada and Oregon.

Typically a “Signal Corps develops, tests, provides, and manages communications and information systems”, but this year the Idaho based Snake River militia decided to weaponize the information they gather in an exercise they called Signal Gunnery: “We wanted to create a process that trains crews in a manner similar to tank gunnery to create shared understanding with commanders.”-CW3 Jerred Edgar

Can you see me now?

The week long Signal Gunnery brought at least 60 personnel from four states together at Orchard Training Area, south of Boise.  It’s hoped this weaponizing-info-exercise becomes a annual event.

IDAHO MILITIA RANKED 2ND ONLY TO U.S. ARMY!

U.S. Navy: Sick Call without going to Sick Call?

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“The Navy Care app was so easy to use. It saved me two hours in travel time for a follow-up visit with my doctor at Naval Hospital Jacksonville.”-Lieutenant Kurt Bogart

The U.S. navy is experimenting with a new way to go to Sick Call, without actually going to Sick Call.

It’s a computer application (App) called Navy Care.  It’s claimed to be secure and allows for real time doctor-patient communication.  Currently it’s being tested for follow-up visits, so initial Sick Call visits will still have to be done in person.

Department of Navy personnel can check out the program at https://navy.care.  Also check out www.med.navy.mil/sites/navalhospitaljax.

OPERATION JUPITER: CASH REGISTER RECEIPTS LACED WITH CHEMICAL WEAPON?

OPERATION JUPITER: U.S. NAVY HIT BY H7N9 FLU PANDEMIC!

“tough challenges that we can no longer ignore”: U.S. Hi-Tech/Communications breakdown, January 2018

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 January 2018:

Maybe the new Whore of Babylon is the Digital Bitch?:

California:  Who said sex sells? A little more than a year after being sold to a Florida based company, Chatsworth based adult magazine Penthouse now chapter 11 bankrupt busted, for the third time in its 52 year history.  World of Tanks maker Wargaming America issued a shutdown shutdown WARN for its Emeryville location, 117 jobs gone by the end of March!  San Francisco based women’s lifestyle online-zine Brit + Co suddenly eliminated 14 jobs, despite a 50% increase in revenues.  Wi-fi startup Eero suddenly laid off 30 people in order to “focus on our core business.”  San Jose based ebay reported a massive loss of $2.6-billion USD (not counting losses caused by the new U.S. tax laws), and that’s just for its 4th quarter of 2017!  Ebay also announced it will ditch paypal and offshore payments processing to a company based in Netherlands. Santa Clara based security-tech company Gigamon issued a layoff WARN, 74 people in Santa Clara jobless in March. Xerox eliminating 47 jobs in Cerritos, in March.  San Mateo based GoPro suddenly laid off 140 people due to major problems with its Karma drone, that’s according to the official WARN, but news media reports say it could end up being as many as 3-hundred!  Act-On Software issued a shutdown WARN for its Roseville location, 96 jobs gone in March.  E-commerce packaging service Smurfit Kappa North America suddenly eliminated 155 jobs in City of Industry!  It was revealed that British empire Canada based Creation Technologies suddenly shutdown ops in Milpitas, 177 jobs killed before Xmas 2017!   Mellanox Technologies Silicon Photonics issued a shutdown WARN for its Monterey Park ops, 98 jobs gone in March.  Iconic video game maker Activision suddenly laid off 194 people in Ventura!  David William Bell, the owner of UST Development-US Telecom, sentenced to nine years in federal prison after being convicted of $1-million USD in fraud schemes involving tricking third party payroll companies to issue paychecks to his employees using their money, plus sending out fake billing statements to ignorant ‘anies are not making customers’ who actually paid them!  VMware eliminating 169 jobs at its Palo Alto HQ!   Mountain View based non-profit Mozilla suddenly laid off more than 12 people in Republic of China (Taiwan) blaming “emerging markets across Asia”.   The Bay Area News Group warning of “significant” layoffs if employees don’t voluntarily quit (buyouts) in the next few months, and yes you can read their newspapers online.   Los Angeles based internet comedy site Funny or Die obviously isn’t funny because it’s dying. An undisclosed number of employees were suddenly laid off, reports say Funny or Die has been laying off employees since 2016.  CEO Mike Farah admitted most online companies are not making money, saying “Like a lot of other digital media companies, we’re facing tough challenges that we can no longer ignore, and so we must adapt.”

Connecticut: Norwalk based Xerox is in merger talks with Nippon’s (Japan) Fujifilm, which could result in 10-thousand jobs being killed globally!

Illinois:  Restaurant owners now joining customers in accusing Arlington Heights based restaurant.com of fraud.  The Better Business Bureau (BBB) gave the website an F grade.  In Chicago, predictive analytics startup Uptake suddenly laid off 51 people, despite raising approximately $260-million USD in funding.

Indiana: Nippon (Japan) based Sony DADC issued a shutdown WARN for its Terre Haute factory, 375 people jobless due to outsourcing to France based Technicolor Home Entertainment Services!

Iowa: Convergys shutting down its call center in Sergeant Bluff, 178 jobs gone in April!  Germany based Siemens issued a shutdown WARN for its 11 years old Gamesa Renewable Energy factory in Fort madison, 202 jobs gone by the end of March!

Kansas: Police body camera maker Digital Ally suddenly laid off 63 people due to a sudden 31% crash in revenue.

Kentucky:  In Louisville, online retailer of on-demand customized products CafePress laid off 12 people due to a sudden 32% crash in revenues.

Minnesota: Energy-tech company SheerWind now chapter 7 bankrupt dead with zero assets and $3.7-million USD in debts.  In Wadena, after 18 years Cyber Cafe shutdown.  It was revealed that only subsidies (funding) from the local community, and government, kept it in operation, sales alone are not enough to cover operating cost. The owner also revealed competition from ever advancing social media technology played a major role in killing them off.

New York: Florida based JPay supposedly giving prisoners of Department of Corrections and Community Supervision electronic tablets at no cost to taxpayers.  JPay is so desperate for sales they think prisoners who don’t have much, if any, money will make online purchases through their JPay system (prisoners aren’t normally allowed access to the internet).  Hearst Magazines issued shutdown WARN for its Rodale Payroll, between 55 and 2-hundred jobs affected due to the sale/relocation of the business!  Info-Tech solutions company ASM Research issued a shutdown WARN for its Batavia location, 36 jobs gone due to the loss of a taxpayer funded VA contract.

North Carolina: Singapore based Flex (formerly known as Flextronics) eliminating 138 jobs at its Morrisville electronics factory, in May!

North Dakota: After 50 years FM News shutdown, ignorantly blaming low sales of magazines and newspapers on internet competition.

Ohio: California based Rambus issued a shutdown WARN for its Brecksville light factory, 52 jobs gone as Rambus gets the hell outta the lighting business.

Oregon: Convergys issued a shutdown WARN for its Wilsonville call center, 208 jobs gone by the end of March!

Pennsylvania: France based Technicolor Home Entertainment Services issued a shutdown WARN for its CD factory in Olyphant, 160 jobs gone starting in March!   California based Autodesk vacating its Bakery Square 2.0 office, 40 jobs lost as the space is being subleased.   Hearst Magazines issued shutdown WARNs for its Rodale Payroll/Photo Studio/Test Kitchen/Iron Run Distribution Center, 145 jobs gone in March!   Convergys issued a shutdown WARN for its Coraopolis location, 52 jobs gone in March.  It was revealed that Philadelphia based Comcast secretly eliminated more than 5-hundred sales jobs two weeks before Xmas 2017!   Best Buy shutting down its Pittsburgh Mills store, 23 jobs gone in March.  New York based, but British empire Canada owned, department store Lord & Taylor suddenly killed 202 e-commerce fulfillment jobs in Wilkes Barre, due to e-commerce ops being moved elsewhere!

Texas: DISH Network suddenly laid off 90 people at its refurbishing factory in El Paso.  Austin based advertising agency GSD&M suddenly laid off an undisclosed number of people, saying “we are changing our operating rhythm and aligning to a new method”.

Virginia: Telvista shutting down its call center in Danville, 3-hundred jobs gone in March!  Local news media reported that some employees had just been hired.

Washington DC:  The Current Newspapers now chapter 11 bankrupt busted as part of a master plan to expand online services.

West Virginia: Gazette-Mail now chapter 11 bankrupt busted and laying off at least 50 people.

Wisconsin: New York based e-commerce company F+W Media eliminating 41 jobs in Iola, via outsourcing.

U.S. Tech/Communications breakdown, December 2017:“IN THE INTERESTS OF SECURITY AND EFFICIENCY”

Operation Jupiter: Cash register receipts laced with chemical weapon?

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CBRN training event Homestead-Miami Speedway, Florida, 09JAN2018.

Next time you go shopping wear your CBRN gloves, new studies are warning that those cash register receipts are laced with hormone interfering chemicals.

The Ecology Network claims that 93% of cash register receipts tested positive for chemicals known as BPA (bisphenol A) and BPS (bisphenol S).  The State University of New York and the Chinese Academy of Sciences found that almost 90% of human exposure to BPS is from cash register receipts.  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) banned BPAs from use in plastic baby bottles.  Manufacturers switched to BPS, but it turns out that chemical could be just as bad as BPA.

Most cash registers today do not use ink, but instead use heat reactive chemicals like BPA and BPS.   Scientific American says estrogen mimickers BPA and BPS can be blamed for diabetes, asthma and cancer.

OPERATION JUPITER: CIA FAKE VACCINATION PROGRAMS ARE COVERT DNA COLLECTION OPS!

VACCINE FAIL: 156% INCREASE IN AUSTRALIAN ‘HORROR FLU’! EXPERTS FALSELY BLAME SUPER SPREADER CHILDREN!

UTAH’S SECRET(?) WEAPON OF MASS DESTRUCTION EVENT IN EAST IDAHO!

OPERATION JUPITER: MILITARY IMPOSED VACCINATION PROGRAM KILLS THREE!

OPERATION JUPITER: NEW TROPICAL ANTHRAX HITS AFRICA! RUSSIAN CBRN TEAMS DEPLOYED! ROBOTS WILL SAVE US?

FALSE FLAG: AIR FRESHENERS BLAMED FOR CHEMICAL ATTACK ON U.S. BASE?

OPERATION JUPITER: MYSTERY MEASLES KILLS WOMAN IN UNITED STATES! NOT DISCOVERED UNTIL AFTER SHE DIED! VACCINES DON’T WORK!

OPERATION JUPITER: EBOLA COMES ROARING BACK IN USAFRICOM’S WEST AFRICA!

OPERATION JUPITER: U.S. SOLDIER FOUND DEAD IN KOREA, VICTIM OF ANTHRAX?

MERS: SPAWN OF OPERATION JUPITER? FILIPINOS INFECTED! MALAYSIAN ESCAPES QUARANTINE!

OPERATION JUPITER: A SMALL PART OF A LARGER MILITARY OPERATION SPREADING DISEASE AT A HOSPITAL NEAR YOU!

MERS: U.S. ARMY REVEALS SUSPECTED CASES! DOCTOR DIES, WAS ALLOWED TO SPREAD DISEASE! 

MORE FALSE FLAG BULL-SHIT: UTAH SHIPS ANTHRAX TO AUM SHINRIKYO TERROR GROUPS? EBOLA & ANTHRAX PART OF OPERATION JUPITER! U.S. HALTS VACCINES FOR U.S. TROOPS!

OVERWHELMING PROOF THAT PRINTER INK GIVES YOU CANCER

“in the interests of security and efficiency”: U.S. Hi-Tech/Communications breakdown, December 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 December 2017:

CNBC: Facebook just admitted that using Facebook can be bad for you

Alaska: Alaska Communications asking 30 employees to voluntarily quit (buyouts) “in the best interest of having a healthy company over the long term.”

Arizona: Chandler based Infusionsoft shutdown its ICON conference and laid off 50 people due to yet another ‘organizational redesign’.

California: Cupertino based Apple publicly apologized for screwing over owners of older iPhones.  Turns out Apple updates were covertly slowing down older phones, and killing off the batteries, in an effort to force the owners to shell-out big bucks for the latest iPhone.  This as Apple CEO Tim Cook and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg are making so much money they now travel exclusively by private jet “in the interests of security and efficiency”.   Tim Cook saw a 50% increase in his ‘compensation’ as Apple CEO, $12.8-million USD in 2017!  Menlo Park based Facebook is censoring people the U.S. government sanctions.  Cupertino based Seagate announced another job killing operation, this time 5-hundred jobs globally!  Seagate administrators blame it on continued revenue declines caused by what they call “price erosion”.    GE (General Electric) Digital eliminating 158 jobs in San Ramon, in January 2018!  Autodesk issued a layoff WARN for its San Rafael and San Francisco ops, 157 jobs gone by February 2018!  Symantec issued yet more layoff WARNs for The Golden State, this time 33 jobs gone by mid-January 2018.  BuzzFeed eliminating 72 jobs in Los Angeles and San Francisco, by the end of January 2018.  After 13 years the Kern River Courier halted publication on 29DEC2017 (and they even had a website).  British empire New Zealand owned virtual reality company 8i eliminating at least 30 jobs in Los Angeles, admitting that the virtual reality ‘market’ is too hard to figure out.  Los Angeles based Bold Films suddenly laid off at least seven people due to lack of box-office profits.

Connecticut: GE (General Electric) Digital suddenly laid off 80 people working in Norwalk.  StubHub shutting down its East Granbury call center, 2-hundred jobs being lost to Utah!

Georgia:  Atlanta based GE (General Electric) Power confirmed that 12-thousand jobs are in the process of being eliminated, globally, due to crashing use of coal and gas for electricity generation!

Illinois: ‘Electronic’ retailer In The Swim eliminating 32 West Chicago jobs by March 2018, due to “restructuring”.  Evil government identification computer systems designer France owned-U.S. taxpayer funded MorphoTrust USA (OT-Morpho) issued a shutdown WARN for its Springfield location, 74 jobs gone in February 2018.  New Media News issued a shutdown WARN for its Chicago location, 40 jobs gone by February 2018.  Also in Chicago, California based Apple‘s new flagship brick-n-mortar store fails to handle the reality of Mother Earth as snow accumulating on the roof (which is designed to look like a laptop) slides off onto potential customers!  Comcast eliminated an undisclosed number of Chicago area jobs due to a “new territory-based sales model”.

Massachusetts: 171 years old (surviving The Civil War, The Great Depression and numerous recessions) Boston Herald now bankrupt busted and for sale!

Michigan: “Multi Channel Needs & Fulfillment, Inventory Management, Call Center Outsourcing” company Datapak laid off 61 people in Webberville.  Automated supply chain technology and software services company Dematic issued a layoff WARN saying as many as 60 people could become jobless by March 2018.

Missouri: Real estate digital records keeper Xceligent died without warning, going chapter 7 bankrupt and suddenly shutting down its HQ, shoving at least 5-hundred employees across the U.S. to the curb right before Xmas! Apparently Xceligent lost a court battle with competitor CoStar over accusations of stolen data.

New Hampshire: Liberty Mutual laid off 620 InfoTech employees as part of a plan to eliminate at least one thousand jobs globally!

New York: Sexist women’s ‘lifestyle’ website refinery29 suddenly laid off 34 people saying “This year has been especially challenging for digital media…”   NYC based FanDuel laid off an undisclosed number of employees after losing its number one position, and an independent audit revealed FanDuel is having problems funding itself.  Alstom Signaling eliminate 86 jobs at its Henrietta operations, by July 2018, probably due to its take-over by Deutschland based Siemens.  Level Solar chapter 11 bankrupt busted and requesting an investigation into “potential financial and other misconduct” of former company administrators.  After 12 years entertainment blog Mashable sold-off and at least 50 people being laid off by March 2018. Once again, stock market player Jim Cramer eliminates jobs at his co-founded TheStreet.com, ten people jobless before Xmas.  Reports say it’s the third round of layoffs for TheStreet in the past 14 months.  Despite claiming crashing coal and gas use for its massive layoffs, local news media revealed that GE (General Electric) Power is also eliminating 75 jobs at its Schenectady wind power turbine factory.  Electronics maker AVX issued a shutdown WARN for its factory in Olean, 60 jobs gone in March 2018, during phase three of shutdown ops.  Taxsucking APTIM eliminating 73 jobs at the Indian Point Energy Center, by the end of January 2018.  Xerox shutting down its parts distribution center in Webster, 115 jobs gone in a second wave of layoffs by the end of March 2018!  LSC Communications issued a shutdown WARN for its Mineola ops, 31 jobs gone by April 2018.  News reports say California based Sanmina is killing more than 161 jobs at its computer parts factory, in Owego, by March 2018 due to “…current demand levels.”  

Oregon:  California based Symantec  continues killing jobs with its Gateway ops, this time 66 people jobless in January 2018

Pennsylvania:  Taxsucking energy company APTIM shutdown ops in Delta, 89 jobs gone.  Global communications/marketing company Ketchum issued a shutdown WARN for its Pittsburgh location, 53 jobs gone by the end of January 2018.

South Carolina: GE (General Electric) Power laid off an undisclosed number of people at its Greenville operations.

Texas: Dallas based AT&T notified at least 6-hundred employees (mainly in the mid-western states) of pending layoffs right before Xmas, then supposedly handed out bonuses because of the passage of the republican federal tax plan! Some news reports say AT&T is planning more layoffs for the beginning of 2018.

Vermont: MyWebGrocer suddenly laid off 18 people, claiming its part of the company’s plan to expand.

Virginia: Taylor Communications shutting down its operations near Richmond International Airport, 51 jobs gone by May 2018.  Reston based ComScore laying off 175 people due to exiting from specific markets.

Washington:  Bellevue based BitTitan suddenly laid off 30 people as part of a plan to “refocus” for 2018.

Washington DC:   The Wall Street Journal discovered that about 40% of comments about Net Neutrality posted on the Federal Communications Commission’s website, as well as comments posted on other government websites, were fake!

U.S. Tech/Communications breakdown, November 2017:“AN UNFORESEEN CHANGE”

“an unforeseen change”: U.S. Hi-Tech/Communications breakdown, November 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 November 2017:

Internet based WebMD laid off about 170 people after being taken over by vulture capitalist KKR-Internet Brands!

Online news media outlets Washington DC focused DCist, New York City & Chicago focused DNAinfo and eight city focused Gothamist suddenly shutdown, basically because the billionaire owner refused to recognize his New York employees’ new union!

Deutschland based electrical engineering giant Siemens announced it will eliminate 6-thousand-9-hundred jobs globally, including 1-thousand-8-hundred jobs in the United States!  Administrators blame “The power generation industry is experiencing disruption of unprecedented scope and speed. Renewables are putting other forms of power generation under increasing pressure.”

Arkansas: Communications company Windstream Holdings laid off 11 people as part of consolidation operations.

California: After only two years General Electric (GE) Digital already eliminating 148 jobs from its relatively new software development ops in San Ramon! NerdWallet suddenly laid off 53 people for failing to make the internet financier profitable.  Brocade Communications eliminating 308 jobs after Xmas, due to being taken over by BroadCom! BuzzFeed eliminating 1-hundred jobs due to missing revenue goal! AutoDesk eliminating 1-thousand-150 jobs as it radically changes its business model!  San Jose based TechShop suddenly died,  suddenly shutting down all ten U.S. locations on 15 NOV 2017! Is it because membership with TechShop was reported to cost $1-thousand USD?  Verizon’s Oath Inc eliminating 90 jobs in Sunnyvale in January 2018.  Also in Sunnyvale, Infinera Corporation suddenly laid off 73 people. Sunnyvale based Yahoo laid off 560 people in the British empire’s United Kingdom!   Los Angeles based Fullscreen suddenly laid off 25 people and will halt its streaming service in 2018.  San Rafael based TellTale Games eliminating 90 jobs in January 2018,  in an effort to be more competitive.  After four years San Francisco based ‘hearables’ maker Doppler Labs now dead due to lack of sales.  Prysm Visual Workplace (Prysm Inc) issued a shutdown WARN for its San Jose location, 148 jobs gone by the end of January 2018!  Membrane switch manufacturer Nelson-Miller issued a shutdown WARN for its Los Angeles ops, 127 jobs gone right after Xmas!  Florida based Citrix Systems eliminating 97 jobs in Santa Clara, in December.  Collection Technology eliminating 13 jobs in January 2018.  Symantec continues killing jobs, this time 46 people jobless by December. C.T. Mac eliminating 154 jobs in Orange and Riverside counties, in January 2018!

Colorado:  After 20 years internet based Door to Door Organics food delivery service shutdown without warning, vaguely blaming “recent events in our industry”The Denver Post laid off seven people. Almost brand new online news media outlet Denverite already eliminating jobs, saying “journalism is a tough industry”.

Connecticut: Disney owned, Bristol based ESPN eliminating an additional 150 jobs!  In Norwalk, GE (General Electric) Digital issued a layoff WARN, 80 jobs gone at the end of January 2018.

Georgia:  The gov’na announced that taxpayers are being forced to pay an additional $35-million (on top of the $58-million) USD for a massive cyber security/cybercrimes unit campus in Augusta.  The second largest radio station operator in the U.S., Cumulus Media, now chapter 11 bankrupt busted, due to $2.4-billion USD in debts.

Idaho: Clearwater Research issued a WARN, 101 jobs in Boise gone right after Xmas!

Illinois: Honeywell made a sudden announcement saying it must halt nuclear power/weapons production at its Metropolis factory, 170 jobs gone before Thanksgiving due to lack of sales!  NBC Sports Chicago suddenly laid off 12 people.

Louisiana: Monroe based CenturyLink suddenly laid off 165 employees, blaming “redundancies”!

Maryland: Digital news outlet owner Tronc suddenly shutdown its Baltimore City Paper.

Michigan: The Detroit News wants employees to voluntarily quit (buyouts) right before Xmas, in preparation for “a tight budget in the year ahead”.

New York: Magazine publisher Condé Nast laid off seven GQ employees, including digital editors, and is halting Teen Vogue hardcopy printing, killing at least 80 jobs.  Massachusetts based  API Technologies shutting down its Fairpoint ops, 61 jobs gone by February 2018.  B&H Foto and Electronics shutting down its Navy Yard Facility ops, 239 jobs gone by February 2018, due to the company moving to New Jersey!  Capacitor maker AVX Corporation  shutting down its Olean Advanced Products factory by February 2018.  Online based New Media News issued a shutdown WARN, 74 jobs in NYC gone by February 2018.

North Carolina:  The evil Carlyle Group owned, and now schizophrenic, Pharmaceutical Product Development (PPD) laid off 12 InfoTech employees, and is laying off an undisclosed number of HR employees, as part of off-shoring of jobs to an unnamed European location, while at the same time claims to be hiring “hundreds” of new employees.

Ohio:  Quad-Graphics shutting down its ‘junk mail’ advertisement printing ops in Columbus, 116 jobs gone right after Xmas!  Government InfoTech contractor CGI Federal issued a WARN, 64 jobs in Cleveland gone by January 2018.

Oregon: Microsoft increased the number of jobs being eliminated at its Wilsonville operations to 125! Microsoft is eventually shutting down its Wilsonville Surface Hub ops and moving most of the work to China.  In Portland, Jive eliminating 18 jobs after Xmas.  SureID-Fortior Solutions issued a WARN, 25 jobs gone by the end of January 2018 “due to an unforeseen change in business circumstances”.

Pennsylvania:  After only ten years making LED bulbs Appalachian Lighting Systems now chapter 11 bankrupt busted.  Spirited Media laid off five people due to lack of revenues.

Texas: In San Antonio, government InfoTech contractor CGI Federal eliminating 169 jobs!

Washington:  Seattle based Runic Games suddenly shutdown by its owner Perfect World.  Seattle based Amazon shutting down its Amazon Fresh grocery service in at least nine U.S. states!

Washington DC: Construction industry database publisher Hanley Wood laid off at least 16 people.  Reports that Washington City Paper is for sale.

Wisconsin: Automotive database ‘integrator’ Authenticom eliminating at least 55 jobs by February 2018, due to legal battles with competitors.

U.S. Tech/Communications breakdown, October 2017: “SIGNIFICANT FINANCIAL PRESSURE”

“significant financial pressure”: U.S. Hi-Tech/Communications breakdown, October 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 October 2017:

Finland based Nokia announced it gave up on its virtual reality camera project and will now kill at least 310 jobs, some of which are in the United States!

Arkansas:  Wehco Media suddenly laid off 86 people due to an “economic necessity”.

California:  Finland based Nokia issued a layoff WARN for its Sunnyvale location, 72 jobs gone a few days before Xmas (see above). Edmunds.com issued a layoff WARN for its Santa Monica location, 60 jobs gone before Xmas.  YesVideo.com issued a shutdown WARN for its Santa Clara location, 99 jobs gone right after Xmas.  Redwood City based Electronic Arts (EA) shutting down its Visceral Games, an undisclosed number of jobs lost. Redwood City based Shopkick suddenly laid off about 30 people due to a new operating ‘model’.  Venice based Snap (aka Snapchat) suddenly laid off 18 people due to crashing sales. Santa Clara based Intel eliminating an undisclosed number of finance jobs in 2018.    Tesla suddenly laid off as many as 7-hundred employees for lack of performance!  Is it connected to the fact the hi-tech electric car maker is having major production problems with its latest vehicles?  Former SolarCity employees reported to local news media that the mass firings at Tesla resulting in SolarCity’s Roseville office being shutdown (on top of the 250 previously announced layoffs), unnamed SolarCity employees say no performance review was ever made by Tesla!    Disney-ABC Television began a major restructuring which will include mass layoffs.  Industry news reports say Disney-ABC has eliminated hundreds of jobs since 2010.  Media company Whalerock Industries revealed it laid off about 30 people without warning in September, yet the company also claims it will add 25 jobs within six months.   Point.360 now chapter 11 bankrupt busted.  Despite having a website, San Diego based Carvin Audio announced on Facebook that it was shutting down after 70 years of musical sounds, no explanation given.  Electro-optics maker NeoPhotonics warning of future layoffs due to crashing sales in China.  Apple suddenly slashed its Asian made parts orders, for its iPhone 8, by half because iPhone 7 still outsells iPhone 8, and Apple is about to release iPhone X!

Connecticut: Disney/Hearst owned Bristol based ESPN will layoff an additional 60 people by the end of the year.

Idaho: In Pocatello, ON Semiconductor got a $335-thousand USD state taxpayer funded grant to create five new jobs.  Most of the grant money will go towards retraining existing employees.

Illinois: Chicago Tribune eliminating an undisclosed number of employees due to “significant financial pressure”.

Indiana:  In Indianapolis, Technicolor laying off 85 people right before Xmas, and shutting down an office before the end of the year. 

Massachusetts: Video game maker Disruptor Beam laid off at least ten people despite recently getting $8.5-million USD in funding.

Missouri: In Kansas City, finance and healthcare tech support company DST Systems warned of across the board layoffs.

New York: Xerox shutting down its Webster distribution center, 135 jobs gone by March 2018!  In Rochester, communication device maker GE MDS laying off 89 people in January 2018.  Japan owned electronic metals company Oak-Mitsui laying off 20 people in January 2018.  In NYC, tech company Main Street Hub issued a shutdown WARN, at least 108 jobs being lost to The Lone Star state of Texas right after Xmas! Iconic Time magazine killing an additional 2-hundred jobs (despite having a website) just in time for Thanksgiving!  Complex Networks conducting mass layoffs as a result of it being taken over by Verizon and Hearst in 2016.  Without warning NYC based Verizon-Fios canceled service to five million people for the Spanish language broadcaster Univision, over a contract dispute!  Warner Music shutting down its NYC location by September 2018.    Bloomberg Media suddenly laid off 11 people in its distribution unit. NYC based internet food delivery company Blue Apron suddenly eliminated about 3-hundred marketing, software development, operations and business development jobs!  

North Carolina: Florida based Citrix suddenly laid off about 40 people in Raleigh, despite advertising for job openings.  Local news media say many of the laid off employees had recently been hired, and some actually took pay cuts to get the job!  Morrisville based Lenovo confirmed it suddenly laid off an undisclosed number of people globally.

Ohio:  Turning Technologies eliminating 20 jobs due to millions in lost revenues after the loss of several ‘higher education’ clients.

Oregon: California based Symantec warning of future layoffs at its Springfield location, apparently due to consolidation operations.

Pennsylvania:  Advertising company Ketchum shutting down its Pittsburgh operations in early 2018, 60 jobs lost to consolidation to New York City.

Texas: Call center contractor Convergys laying off 406 people at its Lubbock center!

Virginia:  The Virginian Pilot asking for 10% of employees to voluntarily quit, otherwise involuntary layoffs will take place.  The newspaper is also going to outsource print production.  Tax-sucking General Dynamics shutting down an InfoTech office in Alexandria, 92 jobs gone right before Xmas.

Washington:  Advertising company Hacker Group issued a couple of WARNs, 82 Seattle jobs gone in December.

U.S. Tech/Communications breakdown, September 2017: “WE ARE NOT IMMUNE TO ECONOMICS”

Chevy makes hydrogen fuel cell Army truck!

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General Motors (GM)-Chevrolet is proud of its new Colorado ZH2 army truck, because it doesn’t need gas or diesel, it’s hydrogen powered.

Official Army video explainer:

Video of trials at Fort Carson, Colorado:

CREATING DOG WARRIORS WITH HI-TECH $13-MILLION HOSPITAL!

OREGON WILDFIRES: MILITIAS LOVE IT, CH-47F AIRBORNE FIREFIGHTER!

HISTORY OF MILITARY COMPUTERS SINCE WW2, BIRTH OF THE INTERNET!

USAF SPEEDS UP WEATHER COURSE, BLAME CLIMATE CHANGE?

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Skyrocketing pork sales in China means skyrocketing prices in United States?

25 OCT 2017 (01:52 UTC-07 Tango 06)  03 Aban 1396/04 Safar 1439/06 Geng-Xu (9th month) 4715

Virginia based, yet China owned, Smithfield Foods is about to get a huge boost in demand from its biggest buyer, China!

Smithfield Foods was taken over by Shuanghui Group (aka WH Group) in 2013.  Smithfield has many slaughterhouses across the U.S. and sells pig products under many brands;  Cook’s, Eckrich, Gwaltney, John Morrell, Krakus, and Smithfield.

WH Group is now boasting it is “The Largest Pork Company In The World.”  In August it made a $25-million USD investment in U.S. online food seller Chef’d to sell Smithfield products.  On 24 OCT 2017, WH Group announced a deal to provide China’s online food seller JD.com (aka JDFresh) with Smithfield pork.

JD.com is boasting that from 2016 to 2017 its online sales of pig meat exploded by more than 780%!  And that’s pork sales just in China!  That’s sounds good for Chinese consumers who love to shop online, but what does it imply for consumers in the U.S.?

The ‘law’ of supply and demand would say that if pork supplies in the U.S. declined due to increased demand from overseas buyers, then naturally the price for U.S. consumers will go up.  U.S. price increases could be halted if another cheap source of pork could be found, probably in another country since the biggest pork producer in the U.S. is owned by China.

Creating Dog Warriors with hi-tech $13-million hospital!

The U.S. Army Veterinary Corps is 101 years old, and despite the proliferation of motorized transports the Corps continues to play an important role.

The U.S. military left behind dozens of Military Working Dogs in Vietnam, calling them “expendable surplus equipment”. Thanks to outrage by veterans that doesn’t happen now.

Besides the obvious care for animals, including pets of military personnel, the Corps also conducts food safety inspections for the military.

In 2008 a new $13-million USD hi-tech dog hospital opened at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.  It’s been referred to as Department of Defense Military Working Dog Veterinary Service Hospital or Holland Military Working Dog Hospital.

It’s administered by the Army Public Health Center and as many as 1-thousand-150 dogs are being cared for at Lackland Air Force Base and the Lackland/Medina Training Annex.

One of the programs at the Hospital is the Military Dog Breeding Program, with the intent to “produce” the best military dogs they can:

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