Smoke ’em if you got ’em!: Pocatello Airport Fire Bombers are Back!

06 AUG 2017 (03:39 UTC-07 Tango 06)  15 Mordad 1396/13 Dhu l-Qa’da 1438/15 Wu-Shen 4715

The sky around eastern Idaho is socked in with smoke as the 2017-18 wildfire season roars up (I don’t think I’ve ever seen it so smokey around here, and I’ve been here 20 years).  The water bombing aircraft based at Pocatello […] Continue Reading…

Obama Legacy: ObamaCare Lie proven by government audit!

05 AUG 2017 (15:17 UTC-07 Tango 06)  14 Mordad 1396/12 Dhu l-Qa’da 1438/14 Wu-Shen 4715

“Many of the nearly 7.5 million taxpayers who receive letters and seek insurance may feel misled if the actual cost of their insurance is much higher than the $75 per month detailed in their notification letter.”-U.S. Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration

An […] Continue Reading…

“a sweeping redevelopment”: Sears Kmart death spiral, August 2017

In Canada, owners of Sears Hometown stores are planning a legal battle for compensation as a result of Sears Canada going bankrupt busted and dead.

CBCnews: Sears Canada chairman steps down so he can bid to buy retailer

Bloomberg: Sears Hit With Second Lawsuit Over Company Stock in 401(k) 

PlanSponsor: Sears Holdings Puerto Rico Savings Plan lawsuit

California: Sears Holdings just […] Continue Reading…

“America’s most messed-up state”: U.S. government shenanigans, June 2017

Incomplete list of U.S. Federal/State/Local Government self-destruct announcements for June 2017:

Alabama:  Taxpayers in the city of Oxford could become the new owners of the vacant Sears store in the Quintard Mall.  It was revealed that the Oxford city council already approved the purchase of the dead Sears, and then in anticipation of competition passed a new law restricting […] Continue Reading…

Clandestine Immigration: German boat seized for Human Trafficking! Italy & Libya form united navy to block migrants?

02 AUG 2017 (17:51 UTC-07 Tango 06)  11 Mordad 1396/09 Dhu l-Qa’da 1438/11 Wu-Shen 4715

More proof it’s about destroying your job!

After months of dramatic rescues of ‘migrants’ and ‘refugees’ in the Mediterranean Sea, Italy (Italia) seized a German (Deutsche) operated fishing boat and accused the crew of human trafficking.

The Italian Guardia Costiera (Coast Guard) says […] Continue Reading…

“circumstances beyond our control”: U.S. Mining/Industrial/Logistics layoffs, June 2017

Incomplete list of U.S. Mining/Industrial/Logistics job loss/shutdown announcements made in June 2017.

Japan based deadly-failed-air-bag maker Takata filed for bankruptcy protection in the United States through its U.S. operations TK Holdings. 

 California:  What housing market recovery?  After 50 years flooring maker Royalty Carpet Mills suddenly and without warning began shutting down numerous operations across The Golden State […] Continue Reading…

“…a lot of experimentation.”: U.S. hi-tech/communications breakdown, June 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 June 2017:

California: Yahoo! issued multiple layoff WARNs for multiple locations, more than 420 jobs lost, possibly due to Yahoo!’s sale to Verizon!  In Los Angeles, Fox Sports suddenly laid off 20 people, […] Continue Reading…

“every month it’s lower and lower.”: U.S. food crisis, June 2017

Incomplete list of announced United States food supply shutdowns for the month of June, 2017: 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, spread of disease and extreme weather.

Alabama: In Maylene, after 27 years Fox Valley Restaurant […] Continue Reading…

“Everything is closing very, very suddenly…” “Regrettably, there is no end in sight”: ObamaCare ACA Death Spiral, July 2017

Incomplete list of healthcare related layoffs and shutdowns, announced in July 2017:

In 2015, the National Rural Health Association reported that before ObamaCare went into effect 41% of rural hospitals “operate at a financial loss.”  The insurance/medicare-medicaid reimbursement cuts caused by ObamaCare and ‘sequestration’ is killing them off, meaning ObamaCare is actually preventing people from getting […] Continue Reading…

“You can’t stop the bleeding”: U.S. retail/banking/service sector collapse, May 2017

Incomplete list of U.S. retail/banking/service sector job loss announcements and shutdowns made or announced in May 2017:

Don’t blame the internet: “A lot of the smaller retailers are struggling and the whole retail industry is configuring itself differently these days. It’s not just happening to smaller businesses, it’s happening to larger ones, too. New factors are […] Continue Reading…

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