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“God’s Plan A for reaching a lost world.” : U.S. Christian Rapture, January 2018

Incomplete (tip-o-the iceberg) list of U.S. Christian shutdowns, layoffs and Rapture oddities for the Gregorian (western christian calendar) month of January 2018.

This prophetic video is about the demise of christianity:

In an act of desperation (and greed) the Switzerland based ICF Church is now taking Bitcoin for tithe and donations!

“We can’t prevent evil, and trying to prevent it by taking away the freedom of law-abiding people is not a price our society should pay.”-HomeSchool Association of California, regarding the 13 adults and children rescued from their “Good Christian Family” home-school-hell in Perris

Pew Research Center: “Jehovah’s Witnesses (75%) and Mormons (70%) say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases”

Alabama: Presbyterian-agnostic Warren Buffet owned clothing maker Fruit of the Loom laid off 72 people at its Russell Brand’s factory in Alexander City.  Local news media reported that ever since Warren Buffet bought the operation (in 2006) there have been continuous layoffs, at one time there were more than 1-thousand people working at the factory, now there’s less than 5-hundred.

Arkansas: Presbyterian founded, Bentonville based Walmart revealed the truth behind their pay raises and bonuses, by suddenly shutting down dozens of Sam’s Clubs and Walmarts killing thousand of jobs, plus announcing intentions to layoff 1-thousand corporate level employees between now and the end of 2019!

California: In the Los Angeles area, church vandalisms are so common place that a taxpayer funded House of Worship Task Force has been created.  The task force arrested a man suspected of set fire to the Church of the Angels, the Resurrection Catholic Church and another Episcopal church, as well as spray painting Bible verses on the Ancient Church of the East Mar Shaleeta Parish.  The House of Worship Task Force believes the man they arrested has been vandalizing churches since February 2017.  In Santa Maria, the former married pastor couple of Church for Life being sued for sex crimes.  The lawsuit accuses the husband and wife pastors of sex crimes that took place from 2014 to 2016, and says other church leaders knew about it.  God powerless to stop ‘his’ Seventh Day Adventists from killing multiple healthcare operations; Adventist Health Sonora eliminating 135 jobs in April, Adventist Health Feather River shutting down 72 jobs gone by April, Adventist Health Glendale shutting down 167 jobs gone by April, Adventist Health Simi Valley shutting down 70 jobs gone by April, Adventist Health Reedley and Selma eliminating 115 jobs, Adventist Health Hanford eliminating 205 jobs, Adventist Health Saint Helena eliminating 2-hundred jobs, Adventist Health Corporate in Roseville eliminating 229 jobs!  Methodist founded Tyson Foods issued a layoff  WARN for its chicken plucking ops in San Diego, 79 jobs gone mid-March.

Connecticut: Police arrested a church employee who was hiding in the First Congregational Church, for assaulting his mother.  The female pastor of the church tried to protect the man by claiming that police are not allowed to make arrests in churches, she  promptly quit her job when it was clear police would not comply with her holy-than-thou demands.

Delaware: A former priest with Catholic Diocese of Wilmington charged with child rape.  The alleged crime took place 25 years ago.

Florida: First United Methodist Church of Miami sold some of its land to a property developer, for $55-million USD.

Georgia:  The congregation of the 98 years old Sanctuary Village of Power (formerly Underwood Methodist Church) has been given a vacate notice by the new owner of the property.  The greedy owner worships money and is rumored to have plans for building a Starbucks where the iconic church building now stands.  Methodist co-founded Coca Cola embarked on a mission to shutdown bottling/warehouse ops, 430 jobs across the U.S. gone!  Somebody stole the Lighthouse Community Church‘s van, instead of ‘god’ an Hollywood actor worked a miracle and bought the church anew van.

Idaho: Signs of religio-class warfare as rich Mormon dominated taxpayer funded School District 25 in Bannock County wants to end what it calls “student self-segregation” It involves a decades old rivalry between rich-Mormon-brat-prep’s and wannabe-prep’s Highland High School and everybody else’s (including poor working class Mormons) Pocatello High School (aka Pokey High).  ‘Christian’ Gem State lawmakers supporting a bill that will expand the use of taxpayer funded prisoners in the agriculture industry!  

Illinois:    A mysterious fire burned the attic of the 1-hundred years old Emmanuel Memorial Episcopal Church, it was also revealed that a couple of years ago a mysterious fire burned the church’s altar.   God powerless to stop the Archdiocese of Chicago from shutting down five schools (Saint Cyprian School, Holy Cross School, Incarnation School, Our Lady of the Ridge School, Saint Michael School)  due to The Rapture, I mean what I call DSS.

Indiana: The Unitarian Universalist Church in West Lafayette targeted with vandalism for its support of LGBT, and possibly because it is anti-Trump.

Kansas:  Some parents of students at Herington Elementary School stood up to christian bullying and halted the 1st Amendment violation of Bibles being forced upon public elementary school students“The district’s actions in assisting the Gideons in distributing Bibles to elementary students represents a clear breach of the Establishment Clause of the United States Constitution and we hereby demand assurances that this practice will discontinue immediately.”-Appignani Humanist Legal Center

Kentucky: Southern Acres Christian Church banned just under a dozen members for disagreeing with the church pastor! Isn’t christian ‘democracy’ wonderful?

Louisiana: God powerless to stop Mother Earth from halting Mount Olive AME Church‘s food program.  The program feeds about 3-hundred people everyday, but was halted when unusually cold weather damaged water pipes and a water heater.  7-hundred members of the Northwest Louisiana Baptist Association are so afeared of what’s happening to the United States, and their idea of christianity, that they held an emergency prayer fest and asked ‘god’ to protect cops, the “persecuted church”, missionaries and church leaders.

Maine: Methodist founded Goodwill shutting down its 50 years old Lewiston thrift store, because sales are too low.

Massachusetts: A woman charged with stealing more than $20-thousand USD from The First Church of Deerfield while she worked as an administrative assistant there.  Church leaders discovered the theft after the woman was charged with stealing money from a condominium association.   God powerless to stop the shutdown of ‘his’ 1-hundred years old Our Lady of the Rosary Church, due to lack of tithe paying members.

Michigan:  Seventh Day Adventist founded Kellogg issued a layoff WARN for its RTEC (Ready-To-Eat Cereal) Plant, 14 jobs lost as part of its plan “…to simplify and streamline operations in our North American cereal network.”  A man was arrested and accused of breaking into church services (Griswold Street Baptist Church, Bridges Church and First Presbyterian Church) and threatening to whack people with a hammer if the didn’t repent.

Saint Paul’s United Church of Christ

Minnesota: 15 years ago Pilgrim Lutheran Church started services  to bring alienated christians back to church by offering alternative sermon-less night time services, so far only 250 people per month attend things like Celtic Service, Nordic Service and Compline for a New Millennium.  The bankruptcy mediator for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis suddenly quit, and refused to say why.   Taxpayers forced to pay for the repairing of two churches, Central Presbyterian Church and Friends of Historic Virginia Street Church, under the guise of preserving historic buildings.

Missouri: Gov’na Eric Greitens wants lawmakers to extend a taxpayer funded college scholarship program for graduates of taxpayer funded high schools to graduates of privately funded (christian?) high schools.  A now former church volunteer charged with hiding cameras in the toilet rooms of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church.  God wasn’t on his side as his own video cameras recorded him doing the evil deed.

New Mexico: God powerless to stop ‘his’ Holy Cross Hospital from suddenly laying off 12 people due to a new Medicare payment method.

New Jersey: The owners of bankrupt Toys R Us, which includes Mormon-Mitt Romney co-founded Bain Capital, shutting down at least 182 stores by the end of Spring 2018.

New York: In Blauvelt, the now vacant 205 years old Greenbush Presbyterian Church has been sold to a foreign Catholic church based in India!  The Greenbush Presbyterian Church was vacated in October 2016 due to disappearing members (The Rapture?).  NYC based The Episcopal Church’s Church Pension Group (CPG) reporting that their latest survey revealed “big changes” affecting church clergy.   Some of the changes include a big decline in full time employment by the the church with a single position, with gradually (predictable) increasing pay.  The current trends now show more part time work, clergy working multiple church positions, and some clergy even forced to get jobs outside the church to support themselves.   In Manhattan-NYC, after 33 years Coogan’s shutdown due to a massive $40-thousand USD per month increase in rent by the ‘christian’ owners of the property (New York Presbyterian Hospital)!  God powerless to stop the shutdown of ‘his’ 94 years old (surviving The Great Depression and numerous recessions) Saint John Villa Academy, apparently god needs money because The Sisters are conducting a study to see how much money would be made from selling the school.  Influenza more powerful than ‘god’ as Catholic churches in Buffalo halt the use of wine during Mass and forbid church members from shaking each others hands, due to the flu epidemic.

North Carolina: The Summit Church doesn’t think there are enough churches in the world, promising to build 1-thousand new churches over the next 50 years.  Leaders say it’s “God’s Plan A for reaching a lost world.”  I got news for you, that’s been the plan from the very beginning of christendom about 2-thousand years ago!

Ohio:  God powerless to stop ‘his’ Premier Health owned Good Samaritan Hospital, on Philadelphia Drive in Dayton, from shutting down.   1-thousand-6-hundred jobs affected by the end of 2018, due to a plan by Premier Health to ‘repurpose’ the hospital property!  Quaker founded, Cincinnati based Macy’s announced it will continue shutting down stores through 2018, plus eliminate 5-thousand jobs!  

Oklahoma: Christian Science Monitor explains How cattle rustling and drugs are roiling rural America.

Pennsylvania:  The now former youth leader of Oxford Valley Chapel pled guilty to molesting two teenage girls, and was sentenced to just under two years in prison.

Tennessee: Highpoint Church hires investigators to investigate one of their own pastors, and to investigate former church leaders, after women accused the pastor of sex crimes.  The now former pastor (who confessed to the crimes in front of his congregation earlier this month) says he admitted to a sex act with a teenager during his job interview with church elders, which means church leaders knew of the crime before they hired him!

Texas: Remember the baby splitting trial of King Solomon?  The leader of LIFT Community Church now suing the leader of new competitive church Lift Frisco, basically for threatening territorial domination of the Dallas-Fort Worth area!  In Austin, an illegal immigrant family is taking sanctuary in Saint Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, for the second time!  Presbyterian-Methodist-Episcopalian co-founded Irving based toilet paper and disposable diaper maker Kimberly Clark announced plans to shutdown ten factories worldwide, killing-off 5-thousand jobs over the next year-and-a-half!  Kimberly Clark administrators blame their efforts to reduce costs by $550-million USD, by 2022, on the U.S. population Death Spiral (not enough babies being born).

Utah: The new LDS (Later Day Saints) leaders openly support protecting the children of illegal immigrants, known as Dreamers.

Washington: A child is being blamed for a fire in historic Saint Patrick Catholic Church which destroyed the nursery room.  The original Saint Patrick Catholic Church was destroyed by fire in 1905.

Washington DC:  Congress snuck into its latest funding bill provisions to use taxpayer dollars so FEMA can rebuild churches destroyed by natural disasters.  I guess ‘god’ isn’t powerful enough to get the job done, so FEMA has to do it!

West Virginia: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (the largest and most powerful of ‘mormon’ churches) hit by a lawsuit claiming LDS officials knew about and covered up a local leader’s sexual abuse of children for at least five years.  The local Mormon leader was found guilty of at least two cases of sex crimes and sentenced to 75 years in prison.  The Salt Lake Tribune reported that LDS leaders promoted the man as a role model for youth.

Wisconsin:  God powerless to stop ‘his’ Saint Gregory Catholic School from shutting down due to lack of students, apparently they’re unable to meet the minimum of 20 students required for next school year.

U.S. Christian Rapture, December 2017: “SHE WAS BASICALLY STALKED BY THE CHURCH…”

“No man can work for two masters, for either he will hate one and will love the other, or he will honor one and the other he will ignore. You cannot work for God and for money.”-Matthew 6:24, Aramaic Bible

“But the root of all these evils is the love of money, and there are some who have desired it and have erred from the faith and have brought themselves many miseries.”-1 Timothy 6:10 Aramaic Bible

“And Yeshua [Jesus of Nazareth] entered the temple and drove out all those who were buying and selling in the temple, and overturned the tables of the money changers and the seats of those who were selling doves. And he said to them, It is written: ‘My house will be called the House of prayer, but you have made it a den of robbers.’ “-Matthew 21:12-13 Aramaic Bible

“Yeshua said to them, ‘Give what is Caesar’s to Caesar and what is God’s to God.’ And they marveled at him.”-Mark 12:17 Aramaic Bible

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.-1st Amendment, U.S. Constitution

WARN=Worker Adjustment & Retraining Notification

Former employees of religious non-profits might not qualify for unemployment assistance (or even be counted as unemployed): “If the non-profit organization is a church, you may or may not be entitled to unemployment. It all depends upon state regulations for church employers. In many cases, churches are allowed to set their own rules regarding unemployment benefits, meaning the church can choose whether to offer benefits to former employees.”

“market conditions” blamed on population Death Spiral! : U.S. Industrial/Mining/Logistics layoffs, January 2018

Incomplete list of U.S. Mining/Industrial/Logistics job loss/shutdown announcements made in January 2018.

Trulia reports that overall housing rents across the United States jumped an average of 19.6% since the end of 2012, even though the majority of working class people saw no increase in pay.

Alabama: Warren Buffet owned clothing maker Fruit of the Loom laid off 72 people at its Russell Brand’s factory in Alexander City.  Local news media reported that ever since Warren Buffet bought the operation (in 2006) there have been continuous layoffs, at one time there were more than 1-thousand people working at the factory, now there’s less than 5-hundred.

 California: Menasha Packaging shutting down its Bloomington location, 25 jobs gone in February.  Zodiac Pool Systems issued a shutdown WARN for its Vista location, 67 jobs gone in October.  Brinderson-Tesoro Martinez Refinery eliminating 94 jobs on March.  Brinderson also eliminating 256 jobs in Wilmington!

Colorado:  Boulder based Star Wars/robot toy maker Sphero eliminating 45 jobs, and shifting to educational products, due to lack of holiday sales of its robot toys.

Connecticut: Southport based Sturm-Ruger laid off 50 gun-making employees at undisclosed locations across the U.S.  It was blamed on a combination of low sales and “employee performance”.

Florida: In Tarpon Springs, Plano Synergy eliminating 104 jobs by May!

Idaho: In Lewiston, Clearwater Paper announced it will layoff 1-hundred people in May, due to “market conditions”!

Illinois: The Plastics Group issued a shutdown WARN for its factory in Willowbrook, 105 jobs gone starting in March!   Box maker Pactiv issued a shutdown WARN for its Bolingbrook factory, 101 jobs gone in March!  What automotive industry recovery? Germany based Daimler issued a shutdown WARN for its truck parts distribution center in Chicago, 52 jobs gone by the end of March.

Indiana: What automotive industry recovery?  Truck maker Autocar suddenly laid off 70 employees due to crashing sales.   MV Transportation issued a shutdown WARN, 142 jobs gone by the end of March!  Trump’s buddy Carrier continues killing jobs, this time 215!  Supposedly it’s the last round of layoffs connected to Carrier moving some production to Mexico.

Iowa: In Nevada, DuPont eliminating 28 jobs in March.  Germany based Siemens eliminating 202 jobs in Fort Madison, by the end of March!

Kentucky: Kentucky Electric Steel shutting down its factory in Ashland, 113 jobs gone in March!

Louisiana: State Department of Revenue accusing three companies of tax evasion; Elliott Roofing Services, Antunez Painting and Extreme Cars and Trucks.  The companies allegedly avoided payroll taxes by calling their in-house employees ‘independent contractors’.  Nuclear power plant pipe maker CB&I eliminating 163 jobs due to Entergy’s plan to eliminate 123 jobs at the Riverbend nuclear power plant!

Minnesota: Sweden based home appliance maker Electrolux shutting down its factory in Saint Cloud, about 9-hundred jobs gone in 2019, due to consolidation ops!

Mississippi: What construction industry recovery?  Nucor-Kirby Building Systems eliminating 1-hundred jobs due to consolidation of some production to Tennessee!

Missouri: What automotive industry recovery?  Harley Davidson shutting down its factory in Kansas City, 8-hundred jobs gone in Spring 2019!

Nevada: What construction industry recovery? Finished steel products maker Nucor shutting down its American Buildings factory, at least 1-hundred jobs lost to operations in Utah!

New Jersey: Japan owner shipping company MOL eliminating 32 jobs in Woodbridge.  What automotive industry recovery?  Japan owned Toyota-NYK eliminating 75 jobs in Secaucus.

New York:  General Electric (GE) laid off 130 people as part of the larger plan to kill 12-thousand jobs globally!

North Carolina: After getting $475-thousand local tax dollars in incentives Absolute Plastics issued a layoff WARN eliminating 1-hundred of its 150 jobs due to crashing sales!  PRC Industries issued a layoff WARN for its Spruce Pine location, 1-hundred jobs gone by March!  In Indian Trail, RSC Chemical Solutions eliminating 65 jobs between March and the end of June.

Ohio:  Deutschland (Germany) based delivery service DHL outsourcing 229 jobs in Lima, by March!  Fremont Plastic Products shutting down its factory, 185 jobs gone starting in March! What automotive industry recovery?  Chrysler-Fiat-Jeep parts maker Toledo Molding & Die shutting down its North Toledo factory, 120 jobs gone by Spring 2019, due to the shutdown of Jeep Wrangler production!  Korea based Hyundai-Mobis eliminating 572 jobs at its Toledo/Lucas factory, between April 2018 and April 2019!

Oklahoma: More layoffs from oil company Chesapeake Energy, in a surprise announcement 4-hundred employees learned they are soon to be jobless!  Company administrators also revealed they’ve sold-off 25% of its oil wells in an attempt to pay-down debt.

Oregon: General Distributors shutting down its ops in Oregon City, 165 jobs gone!

Pennsylvania: MEPCO issued shutdown WARNs for its coal mines in Green County, 370 jobs gone starting in March!  The largest east coast refinery, Philadelphia Energy Solutions, now bankrupt busted due to federal government imposed Renewable Energy Credit (RIN) which cost the refinery $217-million USD in 2017.  Dover Corporation-Pump Solutions Group issued a shutdown WARN for its North Wales ops, 63 jobs gone between April and December.  Denmark based climate control parts maker Danfoss shutting down its factory in Chambersburg, 70 jobs gone right before Xmas 2018!  Johnson & Johnson issued a ‘phase 2′ shutdown WARN, 34 jobs gone in March.  Pittsburgh Glass Works issued a shutdown WARN for its Creighton location, 61 jobs gone by the end of June.  John Middleton Company issued a shutdown WARN for its tobacco factory in Limerick, 118 jobs gone in April!  Ryder Integrated Logistics eliminating 136 jobs in February!

Texas: Irving based toilet paper and disposable diaper maker Kimberly Clark announced plans to shutdown ten factories worldwide, killing-off 5-thousand jobs over the next year-and-a-half!  Kimberly Clark administrators blame their efforts to reduce costs by $550-million USD, by 2022, on the U.S. population Death Spiral (not enough babies being born).  Offshore rig operator Maersk Drilling laying off 84 people in March, due to loss of contract.  Oil transporter First River Energy now chapter 11 bankrupt busted.  New York based petroleum company Hess eliminating 3-hundred jobs in Texas, in an attempt to make a profit for the first time since 2014!

Virginia:  Railroad company Norfolk Southern shutting down its Roanoke dispatch center, 56 jobs affected by consolidation ops.

Washington:   Paper and wood construction products maker Georgia Pacific shutting down its ops in Camas, 243 jobs gone by May!  Tacoma experienced the highest rent increases of any U.S. city in 2017, by 8.8%.  

Wisconsin: Texas based toilet paper and disposable diaper maker Kimberly Clark shutting down two factories, 610 jobs gone by Spring 2019!  Family run Flambeau River Papers suddenly laid off 82 people saying “Paper prices in the commodity grades have really gone down while pulp prices have gone up.”  Bankrupt busted Real Alloy Recycling shutting down its aluminum melting factory in Mount Pleasant, 40 jobs gone.  Illinois based ACCO Brands shutting down its Pleasant Prairie distribution center, 26 jobs gone by the end of May due to a 35% crash in net income.

WARN=Worker Adjustment & Retraining Notification

Mining/Industrial/Logistics layoffs, December 2017:NEVERENDING “BUSINESS SLOWDOWN”

“There’s a feeling of loss…Maybe I’ll go get a real job.”: U.S. Retail/Banking/Service sector collaspe, January 2018

Incomplete list of U.S. retail/banking/service sector job loss WARNings and store shutdowns made or announced in January 2018:

Trulia reports that overall housing rents across the United States jumped an average of 19.6% since the end of 2012, even though the majority of working class people saw no increase in pay.

Arkansas: Bentonville based Walmart revealed the truth behind their pay raises and bonuses, by suddenly shutting down dozens of Sam’s Clubs and Walmarts killing thousand of jobs, plus announcing intentions to layoff 1-thousand corporate level employees between now and the end of 2019!  Bankrupt Toys R Us shutting down two stores statewide.

 California: Building maintenance contractor ABM Industry issued several shutdown WARNs, 365 jobs gone by the end of March!  Absolute Screenprint shutting down its ops in Brea, 170 jobs gone in March!  In Fresno, after 68 years Herb Bauer Sporting Goods shutting down when the inventory is gone, due to increased competition from ‘big-box’ national chain stores.  Too Big to Jail San Francisco based Wells Fargo shutting down an additional 8-hundred offices across the U.S. by 2020.  Bank execs officially blaming it on ‘Americans’ reducing the use of banking services, but analysts believe it’s blow-back for the bank getting caught massively ripping off its customers.  Bankrupt Toys R Us shutting down stores in Emeryville and San Jose, 113 jobs gone by April!  It should be noted the stores were not listed on the recent nationwide shutdown list.  Dollar Loan Center eliminating 41 jobs by the end of March.  Montage Hotels and Resorts temporarily shutting down its Beverly Hills ops, 54 jobs gone by the end of March.   StandardAero Business Aviation Services issued a shutdown WARN for its Los Angeles ops, 63 jobs suddenly gone.  Accounting company Vasquez issued a shutdown WARN for its Corona office, 53 jobs gone in March.  Market research company Ipsos Interactive Services issued a shutdown WARN for its Fresno office, 88 jobs gone in March.  Macy’s issued shutdown WARNs for stores in Fresno, Laguna Hills and Los Angeles, at least 436 jobs gone by mid-March! In Orangevale, iconic Wild Sports shutting down, the owners forced to retire due to ‘big box’ and online competition coupled with California’s police-state anti-gun laws.   In Moraga, after eight years New Rheem Theatre shutdown due to increasing costs to maintain the 61 years old building, plus undisclosed rent which is more than $5-thousand per month, plus utilities averaging $5-thousand per month: “It’s tough to run a building of that age on the amount of people that come through the theater. The numbers don’t work.”-Derek Zemrak, theater operator

Colorado: In Denver, after 16 years Mile High Doggie Daycare shutdown and unable to refund money to customers who ‘pre-paid’ for services, the owners blame the lack of sales on the city’s gentrification of the area.

Connecticut:  Retail service company Daymond Worldwide suddenly shutdown its Stamford ops, more than 50 jobs gone. 

Delaware: Too Big to Jail Capital One sold 1-million retail brokerage accounts to E-Trade, and will eliminate an undisclosed number of jobs in Wilmington as a result.

Florida: Jackson National Life Insurance-National Planning Holdings eliminating 60 jobs by the end of 2018.  Along with several Sears, Kmart and Sam’s Club shutdowns, Macy’s issued a shutdown WARN for its store in downtown Miami, 161 jobs gone by the end of March!  In Jupiter, after 33 years Kretzer Piano shutting down in February, the owner lamenting “It’s iPads and kids doing techy things…..the days of gathering around the piano and singing are kind of gone.”  Harbor Community Bank eliminating 1-hundred jobs due to being taken over by CenterState Bank!  Securitas Critical Infrastructure Services eliminating 117 jobs at the end of March!

Georgia: In LaGrange, after 45 years Crockett Brothers towing shutdown due to the 70 years old owner’s health problems.  In Athens, for a second time Junkman’s Daughter’s Brother eclectic junk store shutting down, this time due to the rent being jacked-up by 56%, and the property being secretly listed as for sale.  The owner said he isn’t going to look for another location, he’s taking it as a sign to retire.

Hawaii: After nine years Central Guns and Ammo shutdown its brick-n-mortar store to focus on internet sales. Monthly gun classes will continue.

Idaho: California based Cost Plus World Market (aka World Market) suddenly shutdown its store in Nampa.  Bon Ton owned Herberger’s announced it will exit its Pine Ridge Mall location, in Chubbuck, when the inventory runs out. It’s part of Bon Ton’s plan to shutdown dozens of stores in 2018.

Illinois: Bankrupt Toys R Us shutting down seven stores statewide.  Champaign based Hobbico (formerly Don Anderson’s Great Planes Model Distributors and Bruce Holecek’s Tower Hobbies) laying off 332 people, and is now chapter 11 bankrupt busted and for sale, blaming “an increasingly competitive industry, market headwinds and a series of one-off events with key suppliers.”  In Wheaton, after five years women’s clothier Bella Roba shutting down at the end of February, due to owner getting married.  In Barrington, after 29 years Pasquesi Home and Garden suddenly shutdown.  Ascena Retail Group owned Loft shutdown its Champaign’s Market Place Mall store, as part of a plan to shutdown  hundreds of Ascena Retail Group owned stores stores across the U.S.   At the O’Hare Airport, ABM Aviation issued a mass layoff WARN, 481 jobs gone by March! Just Ducky shutdown its five years old Plainfield store, local news media say at one time there were several Just Ducky stores across the state.  California based Cost Plus World Market (aka World Market) suddenly shutdown two  stores in the Chicago area.

Indiana: Bankrupt Toys R Us shutting down two stores statewide.  In Lafayette, after 60 years Trader Horn Boot Center shutdown, blaming internet competition.  (when it comes to shoes I don’t understand the internet excuse, because shoe sizes have changed so much over the decades, even between manufacturers, that the only way I can buy shoes is by trying them on in a old fashioned store)

Iowa: Washington based investment company CUNA Mutual Group outsourcing 35 jobs in Waverly in an attempt to reduce operating costs. In Mason City, after 50 years the Hallmark gift shop shutting down by the end of February.  Tradehome Shoes shutdown its Mason City, Southbridge Mall location due to crashing sales over the past few years.  Bankrupt Toys R Us shutting down two stores statewide.

Kentucky: Bankrupt Toys R Us shutdown its Simpsonville location.  In Bardstown, American Greetings eliminating 150 jobs in March, due to lack of demand for greetings cards!

Louisiana: In Shreveport, after 68 years Sun Furniture shutdown so the owner can retire.

Maine: In Lewiston, the 50 years old Goodwill thrift store shutdown because sales are too low.

Maryland:  Ascena Retail Group owned Ann Taylor suddenly shutdown its Towson Town Center store as part of a plan to shutdown  hundreds of Ascena Retail Group owned stores across the U.S.  Ignorant local news media blamed internet competition, but then reported that you can still buy Ann Taylor clothing through its online Infinite Style service.  Urban Outfitters suddenly shutdown its Harborplace location, no explanation.  Local news media reported that there are only two Urban Outfitter locations left in the state.  In Bel Air, after 15 years Two Sisters Gallery American Fine Craft & Jewelry shutdown so the owners can retire.

Massachusetts: In Needham, after 46 years Taylor’s stationery and party supply store shutting down by March, so the owners can retire. In Attleboro, after 117 years  (surviving The Great Depressions and numerous recessions) Highland Country Club now chapter 7 bankrupt busted, being liquidated to pay the debts. ‘Off price’ retailer Stein Mart shutting down its Westboro store as soon as the inventory is gone, due to crashing sales in 2017.  Zoots Dry Cleaning chain suddenly shutdown and went chapter 7 bankrupt dead, the bankruptcy judge ordered the chain to re-open 18 locations so customers can get their clothing.  The owners of Zoots said efforts to sell the dry cleaning service failed.

Michigan: Bankrupt Toys R Us shutting down six stores statewide.  In Muskegon, after 24 years Carol’s Bridal and Tuxedo shutdown due to family health problems.  In Detroit, after 70 years iconic Doll Hospital & Toy Soldier Shop shutdown, the owners admitting that even though they beat-out the ‘big-box’ competition they just couldn’t “adapt” to online competition.

Minnesota:  In Duluth, after 35 years the last Video Visions shutdown, news media say at one time there were six stores, the owners proudly stated “We were the first video rental store in Duluth and we’re the last.”  Bankrupt Toys R Us shutting down four stores statewide.  Edna based Regis owned SmartStyle Salons shutting down 6-hundred stores located inside Walmarts across the U.S.

Missouri: In Normandy, after 113 years (surviving The Great Depressions and numerous recessions) Schulte Hardware & Supply shutdown, the owner blamed internet competition.  Bankrupt Toys R Us shutting down four stores statewide.  American Girl shutdown its doll store in the Chesterfield Mall, due to financial problems.  To prove to you how many customers still shop the old fashioned way, and refuse to shop online, they started a petition to keep the store open because they didn’t want to drive three hours to the nearest American Girl store! 

Nebraska: Bankrupt Toys R Us shutdown its Omaha location.  What housing market recovery? In Lincoln, after five years low cost second-hand building material seller Eco Store shutdown due to not being able to renew the lease.  The owner hopes to find another location.

Nevada: No luck as Lucky Dragon suddenly began halting casino and restaurant ops in Las Vegas, hundreds of jobs suddenly gone!  Apparently Lucky Dragon is now focusing on hotel ops only.

New Jersey: What housing market recovery? Mortgage company PHH Home Loans eliminating 78 jobs by mid-March, due to a venture deal with a competitor, and a $45-million USD settlement concerning fraudulent foreclosures.   JCPenney  shutting down its 60 years old Westfield Garden State Plaza location by March, 144 jobs gone!  In Lodi, iconic Party Box shutting down so the owners can retire.   Bankrupt Toys R Us shutting down three stores statewide.

New Mexico: In Albuquerque, House of Football shutdown, the owner said it was due to sales taking a huge dump after NFL players began protesting the National Anthem! In Nob Hill, gift shop Beeps shutdown, the 70 years old owner said sales are still good but she wants to retire.   New Jersey based Bed, Bath & Beyond shutting down its store in Paseo by the end of February.  Its part of a Bed, Bath & Beyond plan to shutdown stores as their leases expire.

New York: Clothier Zara shutdown its first flagship store in NYC, as a result of a $15-million USD lawsuit by the greedy landlord against Zara.  After only ten months kids clothier MMKidz shutting down its Great Neck location when the inventory is gone, the Great Neck Plaza Business Improvement District admitted the local economy is in the dumps by saying “it would have been a surprise if they made it.”   In Greece, Alfred Angelo wedding store suddenly shutdown, the money made from the two day going out of business sales was donated to charity. Also in Greece, after 91 years Blanchard Florist shutdown, with the owners blaming the internet.  In Clay, children’s clothier Justice shutdown its Great Northern Mall store.  In East Syracuse, utility service Osmose moving work to other locations, affecting 101 jobs!  In Amherst, Dave’s All-Season Store forced to shutdown by the landlord who revoked the lease.  Bankrupt Toys R Us shutting down five stores statewide, at least 250 jobs gone by mid-April!  Sterling National Bank eliminating more than 1-hundred jobs across the state by the end of 2018!  Contract manager Sykes Enterprises issued a shutdown WARN for its Amherst location, 89 jobs gone by the end of March.  Payment processor First Data Remitco issued a shutdown WARN for its Staten Island location, 64 jobs gone in September. Blue Ridge Capital issued a shutdown WARN for its NYC ops, 55 job gone by the end of March.

North Carolina: California based background check company HireRight shutting down its Charlotte location, 93 jobs gone in September.  After ten years Ciel Gallery shutting down by the end of February.  After 21 years the Charlotte Art League being forced to move due to a greedy property developer.  British empire United Kingdom based ‘professional services’ Aon Hewitt issued a layoff WARN for its Charlotte location, 76 jobs gone by March.

Ohio: In Cleveland Heights, after 27 years Big Fun Toys announced on facebook that it will shutdown this Summer.   After 69 years specialty shop The Villager (formerly Mariemont 5 Cents to $1) shutdown due to the owner not being able to renew the lease.  In Rocky River, after eight years Local Artistree shutdown blaming a shift in the maker community.  Macy’s issued a shutdown WARN for its Cincinnati/Hamilton store, 104 jobs gone by the end of March!  On top of that, Cincinnati based Macy’s announced it will continue shutting down stores through 2018, plus eliminate 5-thousand jobs!  End of year holiday sales rose by a piddly 1.1%, including Macy’s online sales!  Bankrupt Toys R Us shutting down four stores statewide.  In Boardman, after 62 years Adamas Jewelry and Gifts shutdown so the owner can retire.    Dover Business Services eliminating 48 jobs by June.

Oklahoma:  Ascena Retail Group-Ann Taylor suddenly shutdown its Tulsa store as part of a plan to shutdown hundreds of Ascena Retail Group owned stores across the U.S.  Ignorant local news media blamed internet competition, but then reported that you can still buy Ann Taylor clothing through its online Infinite Style service.  Bankrupt Toys R Us shutting down two stores statewide.

Pennsylvania: 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!  In York, after 20 years “the biggest O gauge dealer in Pennsylvania” B&E Junction Electric Trains shutting down in February so the owner can retire, don’t know if you can blame the internet because the owner has his own website (www.stevenheffnerart.com).  In Titusville, after more than 45 years Tarr’s Country Store and Florist shutting down mid-February.  Bankrupt Toys R Us shutdown its Erie location.    In Honesdale, after three decades Country Dawn shutdown, the owners lamenting “It’s different times, different times than it was.”

South Carolina: Burlington (formerly Burlington Coat Factory) shutting down its Columbia Place Mall store in March.  The Tanger Outlets Eddie Bauer in North Charleston shutdown.   Banana Republic in Mount Pleasant Towne Centre shutdown.  Mister Don Shoes and Dance in South Windermere Shopping Center shutdown.  Antiques Market suddenly shutdown its Mount Pleasant location due to the landlord refusing to renew the lease.

South Dakota: Bankrupt Toys R Us shutdown its Rapid City location.  Clothier Glik’s suddenly shutdown its Northridge Plaza store due to lack of sales, the landlord was shocked saying “It was very sudden. We had no idea.”  Family Dollar shutdown its store in Brookings, the district manager told local news media “We are just told that that store is closing, and we just oversee that. This is one of several that are closing, but there are so many that open and close. They relocate them, close them.”

Tennessee: In Franklin, after more than ten years ThriftSmart shutdown as part of consolidation plans that the operators hope will provide better funding for charities.  Hallmark shutdown its 43 years old gift shop in the Northgate Mall, and its gift store at the Hamilton Place Mall.

Texas: In Amarillo, after 51 years Duncan & Boyd Jewelers shutting down so the 70 years old owner can retire.  Blockbuster shutdown its last video store in The Lone Star State, in Edinburg.  Bankrupt Toys R Us shutting down five stores statewide.  After spending big bucks the past two years building 21 new stores, women’s clothier A’gaci now chapter 11 bankrupt busted and shutting down 49 stores, admitting it “spread the organization too thin”.  What automotive industry recovery?  After almost 24 years the Honda of Houston motorcycle dealership shutdown, with no explanation.  However, weeks after the shutdown announcement it was revealed that Honda of Houston was sold to Drake Powersports, who will supposedly continue operations  in that location as Honda of Houston.  In Corpus Christi, Cinemark Dollar Cinema shutdown, local news media say the owner Cinemark refused to respond to their questions.  In Austin, Bobalu Cigar Company suddenly shutdown, the owner blaming “deteriorating situation and terrible neglect by the City of Austin”.

Virginia:  In Gretna, Nett’s Nest thrift store shutting down by March, due to the owner’s health problems.  Ocracoke Station, the only fuel station on Ocracoke Island, suddenly shutdown because the owner was unable to pay a back due fuel bill due to health problems that resulted in hospitalization.  Hallmark gift shops in the Towers Shopping Center, the Tanglewood Mall and the Valley View Mall all suddenly shutdown, one local news source said inquiries as to why they shutdown were not answered.   In Richmond, after 41 years  W. Hirsch Oriental Rugs shutdown, so the owner can go to Puerto Rico to help relatives deal with hurricane recovery.  In Lynchburg, after more than 1-hundred years (surviving The Great Depressions and numerous recessions) Sheard’s Beauty Shop shutdown due to new city parking rules which drive away customers: “Why would they pay to park here when they can go to the mall?”-Mamie Branham, owner

Washington: In Seattle, after 42 years Zanadu Comics shutdown its last store, at one time there were three, the upset owner blames the un-recovered recession saying “There’s a feeling of loss……Maybe I’ll go get a real job.”  State Farm shutting down two call centers in Tacoma, 8-hundred jobs gone by the end of 2018!  Tacoma experienced the highest rent increases of any U.S. city in 2017, by 8.8%.

Washington DC: After 84 years iconic Johnson’s Florists and Garden Center shutdown: “This closure is a direct result of the significant increase in rent and other related fees of occupancy imposed upon us by the building’s owner. Despite months of earnest negotiation we have been unable to arrive at a mutual understanding with our landlord.”

Wisconsin: Department store Younkers issued shutdown WARNs for its stores in Appleton and Wausau, 138 jobs gone in March!  Bankrupt Toys R Us shutting down two stores statewide.  France based ‘body care’ store L’Occitane en Provence suddenly shutdown its seven years old Hilldale Shopping Center location.  Local news reports say L’Occitane en Provence began shutting down its U.S. locations in 2017.  Olympia Resort and Conference Center shutdown without warning, causing more than 60 people to become jobless and organizations scrambling to find a new place to hold their events.  Local news reports say organizations found out about the shutdown from laid-off employees.  It turns out the Conference Center is part of a lawsuit and has been up-for-sale for some time.    In Milwaukee, after ten years Jokerz Comedy Club suddenly shutdown.  In Delafield, after eight years Bittersweet Gifts and Accessories shutdown, the owners saying “Retail is quickly changing, and we feel it is time for us to change as well.”

WARN=Worker Adjustment & Retraining Notification

OBAMA LEGACY: U.S. APPAREL INDUSTRY DEATH-SPIRAL

U.S. RETAIL/BANKING/SERVICE SECTOR COLLAPSE, December 2017: “DEATH BY A THOUSAND CUTS”

SEARS KMART DEATH SPIRAL, JANUARY 2018: 103+ NEW STORE SHUTDOWNS ANNOUNCED! 

U.S. INDUSTRIAL/MINING/LOGISTICS LAYOFFS, January 2018: “MARKET CONDITIONS” BLAMED ON POPULATION DEATH SPIRAL!

Dumbing Down the U.S.A., January 2018:“LET’S PISS IN HIS MOUTH.”

U.S. HI-TECH/COMMUNICATIONS BREAKDOWN, January 2018: “TOUGH CHALLENGES THAT WE CAN NO LONGER IGNORE”

U.S. government shenanigans, January 2018:SEX & DRUGS = THE AMERICAN WAY!

U.S. food crisis, January 2018: “IT’S TIME TO ADAPT OR DIE”

ObamaCare ACA death spiral, December 2017:“INADEQUATE MEDICAID REIMBURSEMENT RATES”

Walmart, Bloody Walmart!

Incomplete list of Walmart-Sam’s Club notices of store shutdowns and job slaughtering, most taking place between January and mid-April 2018, note that not all closing stores reported job loss numbers:

Alaska: Two Anchorage Sam’s Clubs, 348 jobs gone! Fairbanks Sam’s Club, 177 jobs gone! 

Alabama: Irondale Sam’s Club, 136 jobs gone!

Arkansas:  Bentonville based Walmart eliminating at least 1-thousand corporate level jobs between now and the end of 2019!

Arizona: Casa Grande Sam’s Club.  Chandler Sam’s Club.  Scottsdale Sam’s Club. Prescott Valley Walmart.

 California: City of Industry Sam’s Club.  Rowland Heights Sam’s Club, 158 jobs gone! San Fernando Sam’s Club, 178 jobs gone! Stanton Sam’s Club, 158 jobs gone! Sylmar Sam’s Club.  Sacramento Sam’s Club and Walmart, 521 jobs gone!

Connecticut:  Orange Sam’s Club, 155 jobs gone! Manchester Sam’s Club, 151 jobs gone!

Florida: Fern Park Sam’s Club, 173 jobs gone! Lantana Sam’s Club, 191 jobs gone! Tampa Sam’s Club, 148 jobs gone!

Georgia: Marietta Walmart, 69 jobs gone. Lithonia Walmart, 83 jobs gone. Dekalb Sam’s Club, 196 jobs gone!

Illinois: Batavia Sam’s Club, 150 jobs gone! Matteson Sam’s Club, 166 jobs gone! Moline Sam’s Club, 155 jobs gone! Naperville Sam’s Club, 170 jobs gone! Romeoville Sam’s Club, 167 jobs gone! Streamwood Sam’s Club, 191 jobs gone! Wheeling Sam’s Club, 138 jobs gone! 

Indiana: Rushville Walmart, 95 jobs gone. Goshen Sam’s Club, 110 jobs gone! Two Indianapolis Sam’s Clubs, 309 jobs gone! 

Kansas: Walmart shutting down its ‘health and wellness’ service center in Derby, 104 jobs gone by August!

Louisiana: Baton Rouge Sam’s Club.

Maryland: Owings Mills Sam’s Club, 169 jobs gone! 

Massachusetts: Worcester Sam’s Club.

Michigan: Farmington Hills Sam’s Club, 158 jobs gone! Lansing Sam’s Club, 172 jobs gone!

Minnesota: Moorhead Sam’s Club. Saint Louis Park Sam’s Club.   Edna based Regis owned SmartStyle Salons shutting down 6-hundred stores located inside Walmarts across the U.S.

New Hampshire: Seabrook Sam’s Club.

New Jersey: Budd Lake Sam’s Club,144 jobs gone! Linden Sam’s Club, 187 jobs gone!  Princeton Sam’s Club, 196 jobs gone!  Branchburg Walmart, 149 jobs gone by April!

New York:  Jamestown Sam’s Club, 114 jobs gone! Two Rochester Sam’s Clubs, 292 jobs gone! Syracuse Sam’s Club, 151 jobs gone! 

North Carolina: Lumberton Sam’s Club, 149 jobs gone!  Morrisville Sam’s Club, 187 jobs gone! 

Ohio:Cincinnati/Hamilton Sam’s Club, 143 jobs gone! Loveland/Clermont Sam’s Club, 142 jobs gone! 

Puerto Rico: Barceloneta Sam’s Club.  Bayamón Sam’s Club. Humacao Sam’s Club.

Tennessee: Memphis Sam’s Club, 162 jobs gone!  Nashville Sam’s Club, 132 jobs gone!  

Texas: Two Houston Sam’s Clubs.  New Caney Sam’s Club.  San Antonio Sam’s Club.

Virginia:  Norfolk Sam’s Club, 140 jobs gone!  Richmond Sam’s Club, 163 jobs gone! Roanoke Walmart Neighborhood Market , 72 jobs gone. 

Washington: Auburn Sam’s Club, 168 jobs gone! Renton Sam’s Club, 179 jobs gone! Seattle Sam’s Club, 148 jobs gone!

Wisconsin: Madison Sam’s Club, 129 jobs gone!  West Allis Sam’s Club, 165 jobs gone!

“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”

Sex & Drugs = The American Way! : U.S. government shenanigans, January 2018

Incomplete (i-e ‘Tip of the Iceberg’) list of U.S. Federal/State/Local Government self-destruct announcements for January 2018:

Ironic, isn’t it?

Alaska: State senator David Wilson in trouble not only for alleged sexual harassment, but for ‘retaliation’.

Alabama: After years of complaints and no action by the state Department of Public Health and Department of Environmental Management, researchers with Auburn University have declared the wellwater under Fruithurst in excess of federal EPA limits for radon and heavy metals.  It was noted that there are several illegal trash dumps in the area.   The state Attorney General ramping up training of law enforcers in how to deal with opioid overdoses.  

Arizona: State representative Don Shooter facing censure, and possible expulsion, over accusations of sexual harassment.  As a result of sexual harassment claims, state lawmakers are considering banning the consumption of alcohol within the state House.  The state militia is being attacked by the Regular Army!   The Arizona National Guard’s 1-285th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion is being shutdown by the end of 2018.

California:  Cities in the leftist liberal fascist Golden State have been passing anti-homeless people laws under the guise of fighting the Hep A outbreak.  The laws ban people from publicly sharing food!  In El Cajon 12 people were ticketed by cops for feeding homeless people! One man, interviewed by a San Diego TV station, asked the logical question ‘why doesn’t the city clean up the parks where the homeless live, instead of banning people from feeding them?’  The unAmerican Golden State will now automatically register illegal residents for the purpose of allowing them to vote, supposedly under a court order regarding driver’s licenses. Attorneys for illegal residents say anybody living in California, including those who got there illegally, are automatically “Californians”.  As many as 90% of students in the Twin Rivers Unified School District are living in poverty, now the federal government charging three taxpayer funded school workers with stealing taxpayer funded USDA food meant for those poor students!   In Orangevale, iconic Wild Sports shutting down, the owners forced to retire due to ‘big box’ and online competition coupled with California’s police-state anti-gun laws.

Colorado: Tax-sucker Northrop Grumman eliminating an additional 38 jobs (on top of the 1-hundred) due to losing a contract at Schriever Air Force Base.  In Denver, after 16 years Mile High Doggie Daycare shutdown and unable to refund money to customers who ‘pre-paid’ for services, the owners blame the lack of sales on the city’s ‘gentrification’ of the area.

This prophetic video proves the taxpayer funded War on Drugs failed a long time ago:

Delaware:  An independent review found that taxpayer funded Vaughn Correctional Center is a potential time bomb as there are not enough guards to manage the prisoners.  The prison guard union said guards are tired of working constant overtime and don’t feel safe.   New Castle County paid $1.4-million USD in overtime for emergency response calls, mainly due to opiod drug overdoses.

Florida:  The Sunshine State allows child marriages, but a new bill could stop that.  The bill was influenced by a woman who was forced to get married at age eleven!   And child marriage isn’t even one of many reasons why Florida is now considered The Worst State in the U.S.

Georgia:  Mother Earth more powerful than taxpayer funded government as a rare winter storm shutdown state government offices, and local schools, across the southern Peach State.

Idaho: ‘Christian’ Gem State lawmakers supporting a bill that will expand the use of taxpayer funded prisoners in the agriculture industry!  According to Financial Condition of Idaho Agriculture federal taxpayer subsidies to Idaho farmers fell by 44% in 2017.  A study by Blue Review reveals that migrant farm workers in southwestern Idaho have a hard time getting food for their families, despite the high value of some of the crops they harvest. It also reveals Idaho’s true population growth (as I’ve been saying in other articles) is coming from migrant farm workers, U.S. citizens are actually leaving the state!  After resigning last year due to a sex crimes investigation, former state politician Brandon Hixon killed himself.

Illinois: Cook County laid off 328 people and eliminated more than 1-thousand vacant positions due to the new county budget!  As more stores are covertly shutdown under the guise of property redevelopment, dying Sears Holdings demands state taxpayers fork-over $14-million in corporate welfare ‘credits’!

Indiana: After getting $7-million USD in state tax incentives Trump’s buddy Carrier continues killing jobs, this time 215!  Supposedly it’s the last round of layoffs connected to Carrier moving some production to Mexico.

Iowa: The state Auditor and the Iowa League of Cities sounding an alarm over local government corruption and fraud affecting taxpayers in 942 cities!  

Maryland: A new survey says the piddly weekend federal government shutdown revealed that the people of Maryland are the second most dependent upon federal taxpayers.

Michigan:  West Shoreline Correctional Facility shutting down in March, 174 jobs gone due to a “significant decline in the prison population statewide”!  The implication is that either crime is way down in the economically depressed and corruptly run state, and/or residents are ‘getting the hell outta Dodge’.    In already-proven-in-court-to-be-run-by-criminals Flint“The Flint Community High School athletic department and upper level management does not have the students’ nor the student-athletes’ best interests in mind. Specifically, in the athletic department there has been criminal neglect and incompetence on multiple occasions.   I demand that … the entire Flint administration step down immediately for the greater good of Flint schools.”-Trace Fisher, high school football coach

Minnesota:  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.

Mississippi: Mother Earth more powerful than taxpayer funded government as a rare winter storm shutdown state government offices, and local schools, across the normally hot and humid Magnolia State.

Missouri: Taxpayers demanding ‘the swamp’ of their own state government to be drained. There’s growing momentum behind an organization called Clean Missouri, which is pushing for the creation of a law banning lobbyist ‘gifts’ to lawmakers that are more than $5 in value.

Montana: Gov’na Steve Bullock issued an executive order creating a state level ‘net neutrality’ law regarding internet service. 

New Jersey: The city of Hackensack challenging the non-profit tax exempt status of Hackensack University Medical Center, in an attempt to impose $19-million USD in property taxes.  Since 2015 cash strapped cities have challenged the tax exempt status of more than 35 non-profit hospitals! In some cases judges ruled some non-profit hospitals are actually for-profit enterprises.

New York: State taxpayers raped of more than $10-million USD by their own state lawmakers in order to settle at least 88 cases of sex-crimes by the state government!  Does settling a sex-crimes lawsuit turn the ‘victim’ into a ‘prostitute': 

North Carolina: Taxpayer funded defense contractor ARMA Global eliminating 99 jobs by the end of March.   After getting $475-thousand local tax dollars in incentives Absolute Plastics issued a layoff WARN eliminating 1-hundred of its 150 jobs due to crashing sales! Local politicians claim they’re trying to get the money back.

Oklahoma: In Oklahoma City, Kaiser’s Grateful Bean Cafe shutdown due to the city’s $131-million USD public transportation project, which has killed 80% of the restaurant’s business.

Pennsylvania: More proof that Philadelphia’s job killing soda-pop tax is a failure; first year tax collections are $19-million USD below what was projected.   Capital Area Transit-Cumberland-Dauphin-Harrisburg Transit Authority laid off five people and is consolidating operations to cut costs.   The largest east coast refinery, Philadelphia Energy Solutions, now bankrupt busted due to federal government imposed Renewable Energy Credit (RIN) which cost the refinery $217-million USD in 2017.

Tennessee: Oak Ridge National Laboratory laying off at least 1-hundred people, this after 232 employees were convinced to voluntarily quit!

Texas:  In San Antonio a popular restaurant, Pollos Asados Los Nortenos, was shutdown by ass-hole health inspectors who said the smoke from the grill was polluting the air, even after the restaurant owner spent $250-thousand USD to upgrade the grill to be in compliance with state laws! 50 jobs gone due to the ass-holes TCEQ and the Attorney General’s Office.

Utah: In Lehi, after 47 years iconic Porter’s Place steak joint shutdown because the city is not willing to spend $30-thousand USD to repair corroded sewer lines (the restaurant was leasing the building)!

Virginia:  In Lynchburg, after more than 1-hundred years (surviving The Great Depressions and numerous recessions) Sheard’s Beauty Shopshutdown due to new city parking rules which drive away customers: “Why would they pay to park here when they can go to the mall?”-Mamie Branham, owner

Washington DC: Despite claiming to drain the swamp, under president Trump the federal government hired a net increase of 42-thousand people in 2017, no wonder government taxsuckers demand more money!  The U.S. Department of Labor also reported that state level governments, as a whole, actually reduced their number of workers by 19-thousand.  To back up the fact that federal employees are soaking U.S. taxpayers, a new survey says the piddly weekend federal government shutdown revealed that Washington DC is the most dependent upon federal taxpayers.

WARN=Worker Adjustment & Retraining Notification

Government Shenanigans, December 2017: “IT’S NOT JUST A ONE-YEAR BLIP…DECLINES CONTINUE TO GET BIGGER…”

ObamaCare ACA Death Spiral, January 2018:“INADEQUATE MEDICAID REIMBURSEMENT RATES”

Dumbing Down the U.S. of A., January 2018:“LET’S PISS IN HIS MOUTH.” (teacher found dead in school toilet room, of drug overdose)

MOTHER EARTH SAYS ‘NO MORE DRUGS FOR YOU, HUMANS!’

OBAMA LEGACY: WHO’S THE WORLD’S BIGGEST DRUG PUSHER? 

United States is ‘THE’ drug lord in Mexico’s drug war 

U.S. Marines & sailors turn out to be drug dealers and gun runners! 

Employees at U.S. military helicopter factory doubled as prescription drug dealers 

BANKS & ILLEGAL DRUGS CAUSE ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION TO U.S.!

VONS INVOLVED IN ILLEGAL PRESCRIPTION DRUGS? 

U.S. CIVIL WAR CHICAGO, 16 – 20 JUNE 2014: AFGHAN HEROIN CONNECTION?

“monotonous”: Sears Kmart death spiral, February 2018

USA Today: Trump tax cut boosts Sears to profit, but sales slide continues

Finally, a mainstream news media source realizes that the excuse of blaming brick-n-mortar store shutdowns on internet competition might be bullshit, blame “the poverty rate”.

Canadian creditors demand to know what Eddie Lampert did with huge sums of money he got right before Sears Canada went bankrupt!

Yet again, Sears Holdings borrowed money from it’s leader, Eddie Lampert; $210-million USD this time. 

Arizona: The Show Low Kmart shutting down its pharmacy operations by the 12th of February, as part of the plan to shutdown the Show Low Kmart by April.

California: In Redding, the owner of Mount Shasta Mall (Rouse Properties) got approval from the city council to shutdown the Sears store (which is also owned by Rouse Properties) and split it up into six smaller store spaces.   

Florida: An Ocala Kmart employee was caught stealing $6-thousand USD in cash over several months.  She said she did it to feed her child.  The judge must’ve had sympathy because her bond was set lower than the amount of cash she stole, cops say she had a grand total of 70-dollars in her possession.

Idaho: It was revealed to me that Sears Holdings was still paying rent on its vacant (shutdown at the end of 2014) Pine Ridge Mall location, in Chubbuck.  However, the lease finally expired at the end of 2017 and now the mall owners are renting the huge space as a temporary storage unit for Walmart’s store remodeling ops taking place across eastern idaho.

Illinois: Despite never ending shutdowns and layoffs, Sears Holdings claims it is still eligible for $14.8-million USD in state taxpayer credits.  A fine example of corporate welfare!  As Catholic schools across the U.S. continue to be shutdown, the Catholic Church is doing something radical; they’re moving one of their existing schools inside a vacant Waukegan Kmart!  The Catholic school was slated to shutdown due to not being able to repair its crumbling building, but a local fundraiser generated $17-million USD to pay to move the school into the Kmart building.  To show you how miraculous that is, the residents of Waukegan make up 75% of Lake County’s poverty level population!

Indiana: The planned re-opening of the Kokomo Sears Auto Center is now canceled, local news media reported that no reason was given.

Nevada: In Reno, Sears Holdings spin-off Seritage Growth Properties has submitted a plan to city administrators to have the existing Meadowood Mall Sears store shutdown and split-up into three smaller store spaces.  The only reason given for the impending shutdown of the Sears store is that it is “monotonous”!

Sears Kmart death spiral, January 2018: 103+ NEW STORE SHUTDOWNS ANNOUNCED!

More Economic Decline: Idaho mall loses yet another anchor store! Lazy ‘Experts’ continue to blame online sales!

31JAN2018, 20:16 UTC-07 Tango 06  (12 Bahman 1396/15 Jumada l-Ula 1439/16 Xin-Chou 4715)

Chubbuck Herberger's

Bon Ton owned Herberger’s announced it will exit its Pine Ridge Mall location, in Chubbuck, when the inventory runs out.  The official reason is crashing sales, including declining online sales. However, and as usual, local news media turned to so called experts who lazily blamed it on internet competition and people supposedly spending big bucks on gas to drive to the state of Utah to do their shopping!

First of all, Bon Ton and Herberger’s have their own websites where you can buy their crap!

Back in November 2017 Bon Ton announced it would shutdown 40 stores, including some Herberger’s, across the U.S. in 2018. Despite also selling online, Bon Ton’s family of department stores revealed they had lost $44.9-million USD in Bon Ton’s 3rd quarter of 2017! 

Today, Bon Ton published its shutdown list for 2018, and the Chubbuck Herberger’s is at the top of the list.

Also today, internet selling site 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!  

Secondly, I’ve been hearing the old “people are driving to Salt Lake” excuse since 2001.  It’s a bullshit excuse mainly because why the hell would people drive their gas guzzling SUV and pickups out-of-state to go shopping?  The majority of jobs in eastern Idaho don’t pay their employees well enough to afford such a luxurious shopping trip! (approximate round-trip driving distance from Pocatello, Idaho, to Salt Lake City, Utah, is 336miles/540km)

Guess what? Retailers in Salt Lake City have been shutting down!

The truth is that ‘wise christian’ leaders in Bannock County began driving off all the good paying jobs from the Pocatello/Chubbuck area in the late 1990s (with Union Pacific suffering the biggest loss of jobs, in the thousands) and that trend has never been reversed (death spiral).     I remember in the late 1990s, one local official (a member of the dominant ‘christian’ sect) stated that industrial jobs were bad because they were the cause of local crime.  Last laugh’s on that exalted politician of god, because crime is so bad now that the Bannock County Sheriff repeatedly begs cash strapped taxpayers to approve funding a new county prison to deal with prison overcrowding!

KPVI interviewed a local labor force ‘expert’ who actually said Herberger’s shutdown could “be a blessing in disguise” for the 46 soon-to-be-unemployed-employees, because he believes the local economy is so good they’re sure to find better jobs!

Herbergers moved into the two story anchor location at Pine Ridge Mall, which was former home to ZCMI, May Company and Dillards.  They were true two story operations, but Herberger’s is a single story operation.  Apparently the top floor is being used for storage and office space.

IDAHO’S CONTINUED ECONOMIC DESTRUCTION, 2017: “CLOSED INDEFINITELY”

U.S. HI-TECH/COMMUNICATIONS BREAKDOWN, DECEMBER 2017:“IN THE INTERESTS OF SECURITY AND EFFICIENCY”

MORE DECLINE: NO MORE XMAS LIGHTS FOR CHUBBUCK? THE TRUTH ABOUT GENTRIFICATION

THE LIES OF ECONOMIC DECLINE: Mitt Romney’s POCATELLO STAPLES SHUTDOWN BLAMED ON THE INTERNET!

Don’t blame the Internet: Idaho internet sales tax collections flat-line!

Pine Ridge Mall: Mitt Romney….Destroyed jobs in Chubbuck 

“Let’s piss in his mouth.”: Dumbing Down U.S. of A., January 2018

“The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.”-George Orwell (aka Eric Arthur Blair)

 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.

Across the United States, in metro areas taxpayers could become burdened with yet another cost of providing inadequate grade school education; housing subsidies for teachers!

The U.S. Army and the Department of Homeland Security are designing a simulation of school shooting situations for teachers.

“We can’t prevent evil, and trying to prevent it by taking away the freedom of law-abiding people is not a price our society should pay.”-HomeSchool Association of California, regarding the 13 adults and children rescued from their “Good Christian Family” home-school-hell in Perris

NBC Los Angeles on home schooling: “Alaska and Idaho have virtually no regulations, while New York and Pennsylvania families must submit annual instruction plans to the district, administer standardized tests taken by public school students statewide and provide academic progress reports.”

Incomplete (i-e Tip-o-the-Iceberg) list of publicly announced education related layoffs, shutdowns and education crimes, January 2018:

Arkansas: Trusty Elementary school could be shutdown within four years due to the outrageous costs to maintain the almost 100 years old building.

Arizona: A now former Ironwood Ridge High School assistant coach arrested for suspected sex crimes.

California: 60% of estimated 6-million students in The Golden State’s grade school system are considered poor and/or English Learners.  An Infotech employee of the privately funded Nueva School arrested for inappropriate contact with a child.  As many as 90% of students in the Twin Rivers Unified School District are living in poverty, now the federal government charging three school workers with stealing taxpayer funded USDA food meant for those poor students!  At Helix High School a female student refused to leave after being suspended, resulting in her arrest. But here’s the ironic part, police say as they were arresting her she tried to leave, i.e. escape, so she’s also facing resisting arrest charges. Things are so bad in Riverside County that Val Verde Unified School District has created its own police force!  In San Bernardino County (the largest county in the world) four school districts (Fontana, Hesperia, Apple Valley and San Bernardino) have their own police forces!  A teacher (who is also a Pico Rivera City councilmember) at El Rancho High School caught on video dissin’ students wearing clothing displaying U.S. military logos.  The cell phone video was posted on facebook by Kimberlie Flauto, at one point you hear the teacher say “Your freakin’ stupid Uncle Louie or whatever. They’re dumb shits. They’re not high-level bankers. They’re not academic people. They’re not intellectual people. They are the freaking’ lowest of our low.” regarding military personnel fighting the undeclared War on Terror.

Los Angeles Times: “A 67-year-old with two Harvard degrees and an international reputation in ophthalmology, Puliafito started using methamphetamine with a circle of prostitutes and criminals while dean of USC’s Keck School of Medicine…”  and now a suspect in the death of a drug addict’s baby.

Colorado: A Thunder Ridge High School student that obviously hasn’t learned much from being in school posted video of himself biting into a laundry detergent ‘pod’.  Hey, maybe it’s a new form of washing your mouth out with soap after using ‘foul’ language?

Florida: After being suspended for a fight at Surfside Middle School a 12 years old girl killed herself, her parents say she was being bullied and the school’s actions only made things worse. After 64 years privately funded Arlington Country Day School shutdown without warning to parents, while class was still in session!  School administrators gave no reason, but promised to refund field trip money (no mention of refunding tuition).  The cost for attending the private school is about $7-thousand USD per year per child: “She said the school was shutting down. She didn’t say why…   I am livid … It’s crazy. At this point it’s crazy!”-Venessa Balan, pissed parent

“I just assumed they were doing fine. I’ve always heard throughout the grapevine that they were doing fine, and had 300 kids. But I have no idea how many they really have because, obviously, they don’t communicate a lot with us.”-Grace Williams, operator of competing private school

Idaho: Six weeks after being hit by a massive ransomware cyberattack, the Jerome School District claims it has restored about 95% of their computer processes.  Shoshone School District hit by federal lawsuit after a 13 years old girl said she was raped in class, it was recorded on security camera video.  A woman is now suing two state lawmakers, accusing them of non-physical sexual harassment while she was a high school page in the state House. 

PMC West Campus, Pocatello, Idaho.

PMC West Campus, Pocatello, Idaho.

State lawmakers hoping their new Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine will solve at least one of many deficiencies within the Idaho medical system, however, let me remind you that less than ten years ago ‘wise’ lawmakers rejected an Idaho State University  proposal to build a medical school, even after Portneuf Medical Center offered their old PMC West hospital building (located right next to the ISU campus, it was eventually torn down in 2016-17 ostensibly to make room for a VA clinic) as it was going to be shutdown anyway, and a taxpayer funded study (A Proposed Distributive Model for a Medical Degree Program) said it was sorely needed and would greatly boost the local economy!    Idaho news media boasting of record level student enrolments in taxpayer funded grade schools, however, while overall numbers are up they’re not spread evenly across The Gem State, many districts actually lost students like District 91.   Yet another report says Idaho teachers are ‘getting the hell outta Dodge’, this time the study was done by the State Department of Education itself.   In District 25 signs of religio-class warfare as rich Mormon dominated school board wants to end what it calls “student self-segregation”.

Highland High School, Pocatello

Highland High School, Pocatello

It involves a decades old rivalry between rich-Mormon-brat-prep’s and wannabe-prep’s Highland High School and everybody else’s (including working class Mormons) Pocatello High School (aka Pokey High).

Iconic Pocatello High School

Iconic Pocatello High School

For decades parents have been able to choose which high schools to send their kids to.  District administrators now complain that Highland High is overcrowded by about 7-hundred rich-brats and/or wannabe rich brats, while Pocatello High School is disproportionately full of poor students whose parents can’t pay the outrageous yearly fees, so to ‘correct’ this “socio-economic” imbalance administrators want to end parental school choice!

Century High School

Century High School

Another possible covert reason for ending parental school choice is that nobody wants to send their kids to the outrageously huge and expensive and controversial Century High School (I call it The Prison because from Interstate 15 it looks like a state prison).  Several years ago the State Department of Education told District 25 there weren’t enough students to justify the state/federal funding for the school (which was built on land purchased from a relative of a school board member).   District 25 recall petition.

Illinois: Community High School District 155 threatening to shutdown the Haber Oaks Campus and relocate the remaining 90 Crystal Lake South High School student body due to at least five years of DSS (Disappearing Students Syndrome).  God powerless to stop the Archdiocese of Chicago from shutting down five schools (Saint Cyprian School, Holy Cross School, Incarnation School, Our Lady of the Ridge School, Saint Michael School)  due to The Rapture, I mean what I call DSS.  At Morgan Park High School a girl was nearly “stomped” to death for ‘liking’ a boy’s post on social media. Apparently the boy’s girlfriend doesn’t take kindly to other girls liking his posts.

Indiana: Jeffersonville High School student arrested and accused of sex crimes with 17 children.

Iowa: State lawmakers considering making passing a U.S. citizenship test a requirement to graduate high school.

Kansas: A Blue Valley Northwest High School student threatening suicide was obliged by Overland Park police who shot and killed him. Police claim he was trying to run them over with a car.  Some parents of students at Herington Elementary School stood up to christian bullying and halted the 1st Amendment violation of Bibles being forced upon public elementary school students: “The district’s actions in assisting the Gideons in distributing Bibles to elementary students represents a clear breach of the Establishment Clause of the United States Constitution and we hereby demand assurances that this practice will discontinue immediately.”-Appignani Humanist Legal Center

Kentucky:  The state Public School Commissioner condemned the Cordia School building, forcing it to shutdown by February.  A new state law allows taxpayer funded public schools to violating the federal 1st Amendment by using taxpayer funds to pay for Bible/christian classes! 

Louisiana: A teacher was arrested after questioning why the Vermilion Parish School Board gave the superintendent a $30-thousand USD taxpayer funded pay raise, when teachers and other school employees have gone without a pay raise for years: “I feel like it’s a slap in the face for the teachers, the cafeteria workers or any other support staff we have.”-Deyshia Hargrave

Maryland:  The ‘bomb cyclone’ that hit the east coast revealed that more than 60 Baltimore area schools had no functioning heating system!  In Rockville: Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) has received multiple reports from community members that one or more individuals is posting inappropriate content on a private social media platform, including nude images of MCPS students.”

Massachusetts: Leftist liberal globalist Harvard Kennedy School is attending the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, alongside President Donald Trump.   Boston Public Schools accused of sharing immigrant student info with ICE.

Michigan: East Michigan University eliminating 60 jobs due to being short by as much as $5.5-million USD, partly caused by lack of students.  In already-proven-in-court-to-be-run-by-criminals Flint: “The Flint Community High School athletic department and upper level management does not have the students’ nor the student-athletes’ best interests in mind. Specifically, in the athletic department there has been criminal neglect and incompetence on multiple occasions.   I demand that … the entire Flint administration step down immediately for the greater good of Flint schools.”-Trace Fisher, high school football coach

Minnesota: Fridley High School engaged in censorship when they edited out a student’s shirt from a school pic.  The shirt read Deport Racists.  It’s been revealed that the 77-acre Duluth Central High School property still hasn’t been sold, the school was shutdown six years ago.  Doesn’t that make you happy taxpayers happy?  Police investigating claims of sex crimes between a Grand Blanc Community Schools employee and a now former high school student, police refused to give any more info.

Missouri: You can now claim a tax deduction for your private school payment, further hurting tax funding for public schools.  Gov’na Eric Greitens wants lawmakers to extend a taxpayer funded college scholarship program for graduates of taxpayer funded high schools to graduates of privately funded high schools.

New Mexico: Nationally recognized teen NanoForm inventors get kicked out of their Taos Middle School lab, with no explanation.  Their invention sponsor said the school principal wanted them out.  Some state lawmakers want to join the police-state-school system by forcing taxpayers to spend between $25-million and $60-million USD to turn the Public Education Department into its own police force.

New York: As a fine example of where education priorities are with students, a New Dorp High School cheerleader wants 500k tweets so she can meet the Mets for prom!  At least 16 school districts actively engage in School Lunch Shaming of students whose parents can’t pay the lunch bill!   A now former Olean High School special ed teacher, along with his mother, is charged with welfare fraud.  A female New School for Leadership and the Arts teacher pled not-guilty to sex crimes with a 14 years old student.  Local news media described the teacher as “booze loving”.  God powerless to stop the shutdown of ‘his’ 94 years old (surviving The Great Depression and numerous recessions) Saint John Villa Academy, apparently god needs money because The Sisters are conducting a study to see how much money would be made from selling the school.  In Bronx-NYC, at Public School X811 a drug addict was found dead in the school toilet room, he wasn’t a student he was one of the teachers!!!

Ohio: In Stark County, Perry Local School District dealing with the suicides of six students. 

Oregon: A contract worker ripped down Immigrant Welcome signs at taxpayer funded River Road/El Camino del Rio Elementary School.  The worker was fired, but district administrators admitted the signs are too political and will not replace them.  Seaside Heights Elementary janitor accused of sex crimes with students.

Pennsylvania: Scranton School Board laying off 51 teachers and all librarians!  School administrators swear student access to the libraries will continue.  Pleasant Valley School District under investigation for using a vending machine equipped with a wi-fi camera to spy on teachers in the break room, for the purpose of extorting them, the district’s supervisor of support staff already arrested.

Rhode Island: The female principal of Harry Kizirian Elementary School accused of knowing about, and failing to report within 24 hours, sex crimes involving a gym teacher and fifth graders.  In 2016 the state law regarding the reporting of sex crimes was changed, and the principal claims she was unaware of the change.

South Carolina: In a fine example of lack of leadership intelligence resulting in taxpayer ripoffs, Berkeley County School District filed a federal lawsuit against an insurance company claiming that for the past 16 years it sold the school district $14.2-million USD in worthless insurance policies.  Taxpayers should sue the school district for signing onto, and paying for, those insurance policies!

Tennessee: A teenage girl arrested for killing another teenage girl from Glencliff High School, by accident, during a burglary spree the girls were involved in.  In a statement the arrested teen said a gun they were using during the burglaries accidentally went off.   It’s been revealed that it is a crime to be a barber in Tennessee without graduating high school! One requirement to get a barber’s license is that you must be a high school graduate, but a crimewave of fake barber’s licenses reveals a failure of the taxpayer funded grade school system. 

Texas: Houston based Parker School Uniforms now chapter 7 bankrupt busted, local news reports say all 320 employees were laid off without warning and without final pay!  Houston Independent School District warning of calamity due to new state funding requirements, crashing student enrollments and local tax revenues.  Texas school districts caught violating voting laws by using taxpayer funded school buses to transport voting aged students and employees to polling stations to vote on issues affecting education: “This is the first time this behavior has occurred. That’s why it’s different and needs to be commented on. It needed to be stopped before it got out of hand.”-Paul Bettencourt, state senator

Vermont: Rochester School shutting down at the end of the school year, it’s down to just three high school students.  Parents are concerned because they have no way to drive their kids to the nearest school, after the shutdown.  News media report that the state is experiencing a yearly decline of about 1-thousand-3-hundred students!

Virginia: Exalted state lawmakers finally admit their garde school system is nothing more than a ‘school-to-prison pipeline’.  In one example an eighth grade student was ‘arrested’, suspended and sent to juvenile court after a school cop accused him a stealing a 65 cent carton of milk, which turned out to be part of the student’s free lunch due to his family’s low income!  Lawmakers claim they will now change current laws which requires school principals to report specific misdemeanor ‘offenses’ to police.  In 2015, the Center for Public Integrity stated that Virginia has the highest rate of students being sent to police/juvenile courts in the country.  A 2016 Virginia Tech study discovered that students with disabilities, and ‘black’ students, were disproportionately more likely to be suspended or expelled from grade schools.

Washington: After years of courtroom battles, Washington Inter-scholastic Activities Association (WIAA) and a former high school coach settled a defamation lawsuit.  The coach was suspended for two years when Bellevue High School accused him of violating WIAA rules.  The coach is not seeking money in his lawsuit, instead he wants changes to WIAA rules. His lawsuit against the high school continues.

Wisconsin: God powerless to stop ‘his’ Saint Gregory Catholic School from shutting down due to lack of students, apparently they’re unable to meet the minimum of 20 students required for next school year.

Wyoming: Wrestlers at Kelly Walsh High School are facing accusations of waterboarding a teammate, even allegedly saying “Let’s piss in his mouth.” 

Dumbing Down December 2017: “GRADUATION WAS TODAY. DOORS ARE CLOSING. LOCKS HAVE BEEN CHANGED.”

“inadequate Medicaid reimbursement rates”: ObamaCare ACA death spiral, January 2018

Incomplete list of healthcare related layoffs and shutdowns, announced in January 2018:

ObamaCare-ACA fact: Only one out of four workers has health insurance through their employer, according to a survey by Clutch.

So much for hi-tech security, 5.6-million patient records were illegally accessed online during during 477 incidents in 2017! 

Another reason to stay out of hospitals; the Journal of the American College of Cardiology says if you have a heart attack in the hospital during nights or weekends you’re more likely to die, compared to having a heart attack during ‘working hours’.

Musician Tom Petty died from prescription opioid overdose.

Arkansas: Arkansas Pharmacists Association says pharmacists are being reimbursed less than what prescription drugs actually cost.

California: An Iraq-born Swedish immigrant infiltrated (several times) the Sharp Grossmont Hospital claiming to be an anesthesiologist, which he is not, his final arrest was by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.  Ventura County Medical Center warning of a $8.3-million USD loss, canceling overtime pay and suspended hiring for vacant positions.  Surprise Valley Health Care District now chapter 9 bankrupt busted, the rural hospital is hoping to get $1.5-million USD by partnering with Colorado based CadiraMD.  Drugs pusher Allegan eliminating 1-thousand jobs (421 of those job cuts are in California) due to its exclusive drugs now being available for manufacture by generic drugs makers!  Accountable Healthcare eliminating 66 jobs in Signal Hill, by the end of February.  In Ventura, Aurora Vista Del Mar Hospital suddenly eliminated 194 jobs!  Scripps Health Administrative Services issued a layoff WARN for its San Diego location, 69 jobs gone by March.  Is it connected to the fact that Scripps Health has to pay a $1.5-million USD fine for fraudulent Medicare and Tricare billing? Palomar Medical Center Poway suddenly laid off 42 people “To better position the organization for the future”.  SynerMed issued a layoff WARN for its Monterey Park location, 275 jobs gone by March (back in November 2017 news reports said the Medicaid and Medicare manager was going out of business)!  In Woodland Hills, Health Net issued a layoff WARN, 63 jobs gone by the end of March.  Seventh Day Adventists issued massive WARNs for multiple healthcare ops; Adventist Health Sonora eliminating 135 jobs in April, Adventist Health Feather River shutting down 72 jobs gone by April, Adventist Health Glendale shutting down 167 jobs gone by April, Adventist Health Simi Valley shutting down 70 jobs gone by April, Adventist Health Reedley and Selma eliminating 115 jobs, Adventist Health Hanford eliminating 205 jobs, Adventist Health Saint Helena eliminating 2-hundred jobs, Adventist Health Corporate in Roseville eliminating 229 jobs!

Colorado: Denver based Healthgrades laid off an undisclosed number of people.

Florida: Brookdale Senior Living eliminating 110 jobs by the end of March!

Georgia: In a legal settlement Memorial University Medical Center finally to release information concerning finances, failed business partnerships and the planned sale of the hospital.  WellStar Health System suddenly laid off 49 employees “to better align with our strategic plan and improve operational efficiencies”. 

Idaho: Advanced Care Hospital issued a shutdown WARN for its Boise location, 135 jobs gone by February!   Gem State lawmakers allowing insurance companies to bypass ObamaCare-ACA rules, calling the new policies ‘state based plans’.   

Illinois: In Chicago, health insurance giant Cigna suddenly laid off 60 people as part of its plan to get out of the state Medicaid managed care program.  Cigna claims it found company jobs for 2-hundred of its Illinois Medicaid program workers, leaving 60 without employment.  ‘Safety net hospital’ Roseland Community Hospital suddenly laid off 35 people, due to a state financial relief program for hospitals that is now in financial trouble itself.  Unlimited Development shutting down its 52 years old Care Center of Abingdon, 60 nursing home jobs gone by the end of March due to  federal government rules and “inadequate Medicaid reimbursement rates”.   Don’t blame lack of patients for disappearing nursing homes, the Knox County Nursing Home and Rosewood Care Center did a survey and found “over 300 empty nursing home beds in Knox County” alone!  The demise of nursing homes is blamed on crashing Medicaid reimbursements.  PCI Pharma Services issued a shutdown WARN for its Woodstock location, 74 jobs gone by May.

Iowa: If you get the flu don’t go to the ER, unless you want to wait all day before getting help.  University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics force you to wait up to seven hours because being sick with the flu or ‘cold’ is considered a non-emergency.

Kansas: A whistleblower accusing Wichita based Christi Health of ripping off federal taxpayers by forcing Medicare patients to undergo unnecessary procedures. Turns out the lawsuit was filed in 2016, but only now is it being made public.

Kentucky: Taxpaying residents are suing the federal government for allowing states to force ‘working age’ Medicaid recipients to work in order to get medical treatment.  

Maryland: University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus under investigation for patient dumping, after a video was posting on social media showing security guards dumping a woman, wearing nothing but a hospital gown, at a bus station in freezing temperatures.

Massachusetts: Vibra Hospital shutting down its Springfield location due to lack of funding, at least 250 jobs gone in March, pending  a hearing by the state Department of Public Health!  Fallon Ambulance Service suddenly laid off 23 employees.   Mental health service provider Pathways by Molina shutting down two locations, 162 jobs gone! 

Michigan: For-profit Detroit Medical Center warning that as many as 3-hundred employees will soon be unemployed as part of a new “transformation plan”An immigrant doctor from Poland arrested  by U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement, suspected of child abuse. Apparently Michigan State Police investigated and dismissed the allegations.

Missouri: SERCO laying off 850 people despite a $1 billion contract by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid!  Local news discovered the layoffs were actually planned back in 2016.

Nebraska: In Minden, taxpayer funded Hinterlong Living for Seniors and Countryside Living Nursing Home shutting down due to lack of reimbursements, the Kearney County Health Services blames it on the state’s version of ObamaCare-ACA.

New Jersey:  Drugs pusher Pernix Therapeutics eliminating 41 jobs due to one of its exclusive drugs now being available for manufacture by generic drugs makers.  Since 2015 cash strapped cities have challenged the tax exempt status of more than 35 non-profit hospitals! In some cases judges ruled some non-profit hospitals are actually tax evading for-profit enterprises!

New Mexico: God powerless to stop ‘his’ Holy Cross Hospital from suddenly laying off 12 people due to a new Medicare payment method.

New York: NYC based drugs pusher Pfizer eliminating 3-hundred jobs as it ends research into creating drugs for treating Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s!   In Manhattan-NYC, after 33 years Coogan’s shutdown due to a massive $40-thousand USD per month increase in rent by the ‘christian’ owners of the property (New York Presbyterian Hospital)!  A doctor with Nassau University Medical Center arrested and accused of strangling a nurse with an electrical cord.  Reports of a nine fold increase in ambulance diversion due to hospital ERs being cramped of ‘non-emergency’ flu patients.   ArroHealth eliminating 42 jobs in April.

North Carolina: Texas based Conifer Health Solutions halting debt collection services for Frye Regional Medical Center, 81 jobs gone.  Unconfirmed reports say Conifer Health Solutions might be sold-off by its parent company.

Ohio: God powerless to stop ‘his’ Premier Health owned Good Samaritan Hospital, on Philadelphia Drive in Dayton, from shutting down.   1-thousand-6-hundred jobs affected by the end of 2018, due to a plan by Premier Health to ‘repurpose’ the hospital property!  A 76 years old nursing home patient froze to death outside the Hilty Memorial Home!  An investigation revealed that staff failed to conduct routine bed checks, which would have alerted them to the fact the woman had gone missing.  And in a failure of hi-tech, it was also discovered that the electronic monitors worn by patients were not working.  Affinity Medical Center shutting down sometime in late February-early March, a restraining order temporarily halted shutdown ops, at least 692 jobs lost!   Doctor’s Hospital Physician Services revealed that the shutdown of Affinity Medical Center will force them to layoff 116 of their employees! 

Oklahoma: The state Department of Health warning of 198 layoffs and halts to funding for healthcare/abuse treatment grants due to lack of taxpayer funding!  After more than 60 years taxpayer addicted Pawhuska Nursing Home shutting down due to lack of taxpayer reimbursements.   The Oklahoma Association of Health Care Providers revealed that Oklahoma’s nursing homes lost more than $93-million USD in taxpayer reimbursements since 2010.

Oregon:  Diagnostic Imaging of Salem suddenly shutdown, at least 34 jobs gone due to declining ObamaCare-ACA insurance reimbursements.

Pennsylvania: Camp Hill based Rite Aid pays $4-million USD to settle accusations by the federal government of ‘improper’ sale of pseudoephedrine, which can be used to make illegal meth (methamphetamine).  A new state rule makes it mandatory for hospitals to notify patients if they are eligible for ‘charity care’, apparently hospital weren’t voluntarily letting patients know that.

Puerto Rico: Israel based drugs pusher Teva Pharmaceuticals shutting down its drugs factory in Manati, killing 2-hundred jobs!  It’s part of a plan to kill 14-thousand jobs worldwide, due to $35-billion USD of debt!

South Dakota:  Sioux Falls based Sanford Health will focus on providing healthcare outside the United States by spending big bucks expanding to New Zealand, Ireland, Vietnam, Costa Rica and South Africa, and expand existing operations in China and Ghana.

Tennessee: Tennova Healthcare canceled plans to build a new $303-million USD hospital and instead will try to renovate existing hospitals.

Texas: Texas Children’s Hospital reports a 66% crash in income, mainly due to a 20% increase in expenses, from the end of 2016 to the end of 2017! Select Specialty Hospital shutting down in February, 96 jobs gone. Pennsylvania based Universal Health Services canceled plans to lease the bankrupt North Texas Medical Center.

Washington: Bankrupt Trios Health laying off an additional 20 people. 

Washington DC: The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) both warning about drugs meant to treat opioid addiction.  The warning is that many treatments might be nothing more than ‘snake oil’, 11 suspect companies have been identified.   Since 2016, drug addicted ‘Mericans spent an estimated $800-million USD on internet purchases of illegal fentanyl pills made in China, according to the Senate Homeland Security Committee.  The Committee also accused FedEx and UPS of profiting from shipping the illegal drug.   The federal government fining India based Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories $5-million USD for dangerous prescription drugs packaging.

West Virginia: Charleston Area Medical Center ended 2017 with a $70-million USD loss, even after killing 290 jobs!  Hospital administrators blame the local economy, and Medicare and Medicaid.

Wisconsin: Patient dumping hits Aurora Sinai Medical Center, an undisclosed number of employees suspended after they were caught ‘dumping’ a mentally ill man in the freezing cold, apparently because the patient was homeless!

ObamaCare (ACA) death spiral December 2017: “THE REALITY OF OUR INDUSTRY’S ECONOMICS: FLAT OR DECLINING GOVERNMENT REIMBURSEMENT RATES COUPLED WITH RISING COSTS.”