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U.S. Air Force owns your GPS! U.S. Army warns ‘We know where you are’!

18APR2018 /23:58 UTC-07 Tango 06  (30 Farvardin 1397/03 Sha’ban 1439/04 Bing-Chen 4716)

How many silly-vilians know that the current Global Positioning System is a military operation controlled by the U.S. Air Force?  Here’s the official USAF video explainer:

Official U.S. Army video (weak-ly done) warning about the dangers of using your silly-vilian so-called smart-phone GPS or Snap-chat:

It’s all part of the ever expanding military controlled Global Information Grid.

SATCOM upgrades to Wideband Enterprise Terminal, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, to further expand the Global Information Grid.


Great Reneger: Idaho & North Carolina militias deploy to Afghanistan, again!

18APR2018 /23:04 UTC-07 Tango 06  (30 Farvardin 1397/03 Sha’ban 1439/04 Bing-Chen 4716)

“We are going to have to stop being the policemen of the world.”-Donald Trump, August 2015 interview with Hugh Hewitt

Just over 30 personnel of Idaho Army National Guard’s 1st of the 168th General Support Aviation Battalion (GSAB) deploying to Afghanistan.  They’ll be joining about a dozen other Idaho militia members that have already deployed.  It’s the eighth deployment for the 1/168 GSAB. (STOP YOUR BITCHIN': IDAHO WOMAN COMMANDS 1ST FEMALE COMBAT TEAM!)


Almost 3-hundred personnel from North Carolina National Guard’s 1-130th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion and Detachment 1-B Company-638th Aviation Support Battalion deploying to train the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces.  This crusade has been going on for so long that for some it’s now a family affair: “I’m going with my son, so it will be a unique experience, probably my last big hoo-rah probably. What better way to graduate from the Guard than a deployment with your son.”-Command Sergeant Major J.P. Cole

To prove this a religious war the deployment ceremony was held in the Hope Community Church.


“This is a sad day…”: U.S. industrial/mining/logistics layoffs, March 2018

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

Alabama: C&S WHOLESALE issued a shutdown WARN for its ops in Montgomery, 45 jobs gone by June.  What automotive industry recovery? FEDERAL MOGUL issued a layoff WARN for its factory in Jacksonville, 65 jobs gone mid-April.

 California: Aircraft interior company C and D Zodiac issued a shutdown WARN for its Garden Grove ops, 46 jobs gone by mid-July.  Gayle Manufacturing issued a shutdown WARN for its operations in Yolo County, 76 jobs gone by the end of May. General Electric (GE) eliminating 170 jobs in San Ramon, by mid-May!  H and M International Transportation suddenly shutdown its ops in City of Commerce, 113 jobs suddenly gone!  Sandberg Furniture Manufacturing issued a shutdown WARN for its factory in Vernon, 105 jobs gone by mid-May! Foothill Distributing issued a shutdown WARN for its ops in Redding, 95 jobs gone by early May.  What automotive industry recovery? Gasket maker Zone Enterprises issued a shutdown WARN for its Anaheim factory, 216 jobs gone by the end of May!  PPG finally notified the state that it shutdown its factory in Irvine, 34 jobs gone back in January.

Colorado: After 40 years map maker MacVan Maps shutting down: “People are using their electronic devices more and so we just can’t sell enough maps.”-Bob Stanley, general manager

Florida: In Miami, Shuttle Services M.I.A. eliminating 95 jobs by May.

Illinois: Nature’s Second Chance Hauling now chapter 11 bankrupt busted. What automotive industry recovery? Peoria based Caterpillar warning that it will shutdown factories in Illinois, Texas and the country of Panama, for a total of 9-hundred jobs lost!  It’s blamed on crashing sales which began back in 2012.

Indiana: After 80 years and hundreds of layoffs, American Commercial Barge Lines suddenly announced it will shutdown its Jeffboat brand boat factory.  Book distributor ReaderLink shutting down its Indianapolis operation, 147 jobs gone by the end of August!

Kentucky: American Greetings shutting down its Bardstown factory due to the loss of a major contract, at least 450 jobs gone by February 2019!

Maryland:  Bankrupt Connecticut based paper products maker Cenveo shutting down its Port City Press factory, 113 jobs gone by May!

Michigan: What automotive industry recovery? Ford eliminating 2-thousand jobs in Wayne, supposedly to re-tool operations to make more gas guzzling pick-ups and SUVs, due to low sales of more fuel efficient cars!

Minnesota: Elkay Manufacturing eliminating 1-hundred jobs in New Ulm, starting mid-May!

New Jersey: Uniform maker Cintas eliminating 1-hundred jobs in Belleville, by the end of May! FMC eliminating 53 jobs in Philadelphia, by the end of September.  DuPont eliminating 103 jobs in Deepwater, by the end of May!

New York: Freeman Bus Corporation issued a WARN for its Watertown location, 28 jobs lost due to loss of contract. VWR issued a shutdown WARN for its Rouses Point location, 27 jobs gone by the end of May, due to being taken over by Avantor.

North Carolina: Rockwell Collins killing 119 jobs in Winston-Salem, offshoring them to Philippines!

Ohio: AES Ohio Generation-Dayton Power & Light shutting down two power plants and a training center, 370 jobs gone by June!

Oregon: What construction industry recovery? Pennsylvania based Armstrong World Industries shutting down its ceiling tile factory in Saint Helens, 136 jobs gone by the end of May!

Pennsylvania: First Energy shutting down Beaver Valley Power Station (nuke plant) by 2021, blaming low prices on crashing demand for electricity.  Schneider National Carriers eliminating 155 jobs in Bedford, by the end of April! Bankrupt Connecticut based paper products maker Cenveo shutting down its Altoona factory, 144 jobs gone by May!

Texas: GE Oil & Gas eliminating 78 jobs in Lufkin by the end of July, “The downturn in the oil and gas industry has forced us to review our operations to determine how we can best stay competitive…”

Virginia: Schneider National Carriers eliminating 181 jobs in Gordonsville, by the end of April!

Washington: In Seattle, after 104 years (surviving The Great Depression and numerous recessions) Kusak Cut Glass Works shutting down, greedy city leaders re-zoned (gentrified) the neighborhood where the factory is located, it will be replaced with apartments: “This is a sad day…”-Chuck Kusak, radio interview with KIRO

Wisconsin: Racine based cleaning products manufacturer S.C. Johnson eliminating as many as 4-hundred jobs “to maintain the company’s health and leadership.”  Hubbell Lighting issued a shutdown WARN for its factory in Hudson, 54 jobs gone by the end of May.

Wyoming: According to the state Mine Inspector’s annual report the coal industry has stabilized after eliminating almost 1-thousand jobs within two years, however, in 2017 only a whopping five new coal industry jobs were created!  What construction industry recovery? The town of Jackson issued a 180 days construction moratorium due to  new stricter Teton County level employee housing rules, town leaders want new construction project applications to be filed after the new housing rules go into effect.  The new county housing rules will cost construction companies more money. 

WARN=Worker Adjustment & Retraining Notification

Mining/Industrial/Logistics layoffs, February 2018:“NO REASONABLE OPTION BUT….DEACTIVATION”

Total Gun Ban Fail: Japan, Cops, Bullies, Suicide

14APR2018 (14:54 UTC-07 Tango 06)  25 Farvardin 1397/28 Rajab 1439/29 Bing-Chen 4716

“I’m scared because the arrested suspect is a police officer who is supposed to ensure our safety.”-78 years old police state loving Japanese shocked that cops are shooting cops

A teenaged police ‘officer’ in Hikone shot and killed another cop, because the older cop was bullying the younger cop (who was only 19 years old).

Notice that the teenaged cop used an excuse that’s been used by every teenaged school shooter in the United States: He was being bullied. 

In the United States bullying is not dealt with, other than meaningless taxpayer funded public service announcements, and useless social media operations.  Instead, everything is blamed on guns.

One anti-gun argument in the United states is that banning guns will reduce suicides. Wrong! In total-gun-ban Japan bullying has become institutionalized, resulting in Japan having one of the highest suicide rates in the world (anti-gun Russia and total-gun-ban China beating out Japan in suicides), according the UN World Health Organization.

But this latest shooting in Japan wasn’t the only one in the past two weeks.  In the city of Toyooka, a Filipino immigrant was arrested for shooting his eight months old baby with airsoft pellets, because the baby wouldn’t stop crying.

In November last year, I revealed that there is an overt Japanese based anti-2nd Amendment operation within the United States.  There is a possible connection between the recent anti-2nd Amendment March for Our Lives operations and the Japan based operation. 

Don’t be fooled by official crime stats out of Japan, they’re skewed in favor of a police state system.  And official stats claiming unbelievably low gun possession rates can’t be trusted because the powerful Yakuza (which actually operates as a shadow government in Japan) has a lot of guns, in fact most crimes involving the Yakuza are not counted in official crime stats.

The following links are just the tip of the iceberg regarding the truth about violence in anti-gun Japan.

Asia Times:Japan’s prison nursing homes: shoplifting for elderly care

Irish Times: Japan’s crime problem? Too many police

Reuters: Indian man dies in Japanese immigration detention center 

The Business of Fashion: Can ‘Sick-Cute’ Fashion Break Japan’s Silence on Suicide?

NextShark: Another YouTuber Visits Japan’s ‘Suicide Forest’, This Time To Save Lives

The Japan Times: Man gets 30 years over fatal stabbing of father of three

After 14 years police finally arrest man for stabbing a girl to death




America Spread Thin: West Pacific, March 2018

“We are going to have to stop being the policemen of the world.”-Donald Trump, August 2015 interview with Hugh Hewitt

Video, U.S. Marines assist with Cyclone Marcus clean-up in Australia, 22MAR2018:

Department of Defense video update on activities with Indonesia and Japan, 20MAR2018:

U.S. Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 4 Seabees building a school addition in Indonesia, under the gaze of students, 30MAR2018

Video, U.S. tax dollars at work supporting Pacific Partnership 2018 event at Teaching Farm University Dehasen near Bengkulu, Indonesia, 31MAR2018:

News media get U.S. taxpayer funded ride on MV-22B in Okinawa, Japan, 09MAR2018, after a series of V-22 crashes and other incidents

Intimidating Japanese news media with U.S. flags aboard MV-22B Osprey in Okinawa

Senator Elizabeth Warren visits U.S. Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, 27MAR2018

Department of Defense video, Iwo Jima and Korea:

Video of military personnel volunteering to make bread for Korean orphans:

Osan Girl Scouts of Osan Air Base donated almost 200 boxes of cookies to Seongju, Korea, 13MAR2018

A very sexist video about U.S. female military personnel in the Pacific:

Official opening ceremony for Pacific Partnership 2018, off the island of Yap, aboard USNS Brunswick, 20MAR2018

Since 2006, 22 partner nations around the globe have participated in Pacific Partnership providing medical/veterinary care and completing nearly 2-hundred engineering projects throughout the region.

At the end of march, the U.S. Army deployed animal care specialists to the island of Yap, Federated States of Micronesia: “There are no practicing veterinarians in Yap. The U.S. Army is the only branch of service with clinical veterinarians, and we are honored to be here in Yap working side-by-side with local professionals.”-Captain Adam Boe

“YAPS [Yap Animal Protection Society] consists of nearly twenty volunteers dedicated to bringing veterinarians from nearby countries through donations and fundraising campaigns.”-Captain Trevor Tenney

Video U.S. Navy hospital ship Bikini Atoll, Micronesia, 20MAR2018:

Aircrew Survival Equipmentman 1st Class Lisa Braulik, from Old Town, Idaho, aboard USS Bonhomme Richard in the Philippine Sea, 28MAR2018

USAF Band U.S. Embassy Celebration of Friendship with Kingdom of Thailand, 23MAR2018

Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) recovery team Quang Nam Province, Vietnam, 25MAR2018

Video of USS Carl Vinson flying the Vietnamese flag, 06MAR2018, it was the first time in more than 40 years that a U.S. aircraft carrier was in Vietnam:


“hard realities”: U.S. hi-tech/communications breakdown, March 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 March 2018:

California: Snap (snapchat) conducting a second and third round of layoffs since January, this time 220 people (100 sales, 120 engineers) suddenly laid off!  Pepperjam (for a short time called eBay Enterprise Marketing Solutions) laying off 20% of its workers across the U.S. as part of a secret reorganization plan.  In North Highlands, Pennsylvania based Advanced Call Center Technologies shutting down, 51 jobs gone.  Movie production/promotion company Weinstein now chapter 11 bankrupt busted due to its namesake’s sex scandals. Univision laid off 20 people as part of plans to take the company public (IPO, issue stocks, debt financing through investors).  NettApp continues to kill jobs, this time more than 12 Sunnyvale HQ employees let go.  San Francisco based tech company that promised to help brick-n-mortar mom-n-pop shops, and raised some big funding from sport and ‘Hollywood’ celebrities, Zenreach suddenly laid off 20% of its employees.  Data-driven, technology-empowered customer support company iQor Holdings issued a layoff WARN for its Simi Valley location, 129 jobs gone by June! Symantec issued layoff WARNs for another 19 people.  Johanson Dielectrics issued a shutdown WARN for its Sylmar location, 197 jobs gone by the end of May!  Singapore based tech manufacturer Flextronics International finally told state employment officials that it killed 52 Alviso jobs back in February.  Mountain View based cloud products designer Tintri issued a layoff WARN, 58 jobs gone in April.

Colorado: For the third year in a row The Denver Post eliminating jobs, this time 30 people laid off. 

Florida: EFT software maker M2 Systems now chapter 11 bankrupt busted, blaming a lawsuit in Connecticut.  The lawsuit says M2 frauded investors.  In Tallahassee, Conduent Commercial Solutions issued a WARN, 194 jobs gone by mid-May!  New York based TV ratings company Nielsen issued a massive layoff WARN, 724 Sunshine State jobs gone between the end of March and the end of May!

Illinois: Motorola laid off as many as 35% of its workers in Chicago.

Kansas: Sprint eliminating 5-hundred jobs at its Overland Park HQ, but claims it will create more jobs by opening more stores!

Kentucky: Louisville based online retailer CafePress conducted a second round of layoffs due to a 22% drop in profits in 2017.

Michigan: Ann Arbor based video goggles maker Avegant admitted it laid off less than 20 people last month. Hutchinson Technology suddenly laid off 25 people. 

Minnesota: Online based lender Ditech laying off 116 people as it moves more of its Saint Paul operations out-of-state: “Presently we have no definite plans to close the St. Paul site. However, the transition of work from St. Paul to other company locations is anticipated to result in jobs losses at the St. Paul site throughout 2018.”

New Jersey: Washington based Amazon issued a WARN, 77 Jersey City jobs gone by the end of May.

New Mexico: Convergys eliminating 151 jobs at its Rio Rancho call center by the end of April, due to a ‘client change’!

New York: A new report says iconic Armonk based IBM (International Business Machines) laid off 20-thousand U.S. workers over the age of 40, only to systematically replace them with younger, cheaper millennials and foreign workers!  On top of that, as many as 1-thousand IBM employees were suddenly laid off in March, it was revealed by massive social media postings by many of those laid off!  Many of the layoffs hit IBM’s cloud and Watson ops, two operations that employees thought were considered safe from job cuts.  Software maker Aptos issued a shutdown WARN for its Newburg location, 117 jobs affected starting at the end of June! Publisher Merideth continues killing jobs, this time 3-hundred people will become jobless as a result of the $1.8-billion USD take-over of Time magazine.  Newsday issued a “phase 4″ and “phase 5″ shutdown WARNs for its Melville ops, 1-thousand-423 jobs affected when it’s all said and done (sometime in October)!

Ohio: South Carolina based CompuCom shutting down its Cincinnati area ops, 61 jobs lost.  Science and technology development company Battelle suddenly laid off 260 people in Ohio and 90 people across the U.S.!

Oklahoma: Colorado based Dish Network began laying off an undisclosed number of employees in Tulsa, due to “changes in technology and enhanced online resources”.

Pennsylvania: Radio station owner Steel City Media now chapter 11 bankrupt busted, however administrators swear “The Company remains very profitable and expects to be able to generate sufficient cash from operations to meet the expenses of running our business…. softness in our markets has resulted in non-compliance with certain technical covenants. We believe that Chapter 11 is the appropriate venue to seek to resolve these issues.”

Texas: The Dallas Morning News suddenly laid off five people in what could be never ending job cuts to save money, administrators blame “hard realities”.  San Antonio based radio station owner iHeartMedia now chapter 11 bankrupt busted due to $10-billion USD of debt.  What automotive industry recovery? Grand Prairie based Vroom (AutoAmerica) suddenly laid of 25% of employees as it shutdown ops in the city of Dallas and the state of Indiana!  One reports says that despite raising $300-million in venture funding, the online car seller has eliminated 50% of its jobs since January!

Virginia:The Herald-Progress suddenly shutdown because it is “no longer commercially viable.” The Caroline Progress also suddenly shutdown.  Colorado based Dish Network issued a shutdown WARN for its Christiansburg ops, 570 jobs gone by mid-May! Amazon issued a layoff WARN for its ops in Sterling, 67 jobs gone in May. InfoTech company Leidos issued a layoff WARN for ops in Charlottesville, 52 jobs gone by the end of April.  InfoTech solutions company NJVC issued a layoff WARN for its Chantilly location, 113 jobs gone by the end of April!

Washington: Amazon owned online education software maker TenMarks “…will no longer be available after the 2018-2019 school year.”  Amazon owned live stream video op Twitch suddenly laid off as many as 30 people. Employees said the sudden layoff was ordered by the new cowardly VP via Google Hangouts, and the guy wasn’t even at work when he ordered the layoffs!  Japan based Hitachi issued a shutdown WARN for its Bellevue location, 61 jobs gone by May.

Market Watch: Amazon is going to kill more American jobs than China did

U.S. Tech/Communications breakdown, February 2018: “I DIDN’T MAKE A LOT OF MONEY….”

The Wall is going up, U.S. taxpayers are funding it!

11APR2018 /22:20 UTC-07 Tango 06  (23 Farvardin 1397/26 Rajab 1439/27 Bing-Chen 4716)

“As part of the President’s Executive Order 13767, and at the direction of the Department of Homeland Secretary, construction for a border wall replacement in Santa Teresa with new bollard style wall will begin on Monday, April 9.”U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Video of Wall fabrication in New Mexico:

Barnard Construction of Bozeman, Montana, is building a 32km (20 miles) section of The Wall west of the Santa Teresa Port of Entry in New Mexico.

Video of Wall panel installation in New Mexico:

The project is expected to take a year and a half, and cost U.S. taxpayers at least $73.3-million USD.


World War 3: U.S., U.K., France go to war against Syria! Russia warns of “immediate” response!

11APR2018 (02:26 UTC-07 Tango 06)  22 Farvardin 1397/25 Rajab 1439/26 Bing-Chen 4716

“I don’t want to sound apocalyptic, we are not there yet. But we are moving in that direction.”-Andrei Kortunov, Russian International Affairs Council

“As the Defense Ministry has already pointed out, the Russian military bases in Hmeymim and Tartus are under firm protection. At the same time, we expect that in the event of US strikes, if any, the lives of our servicemen will not be in danger. I think that the United States understands this and will not allow it, because otherwise, Russia’s response will be immediate, as the chief of the Russian General Staff has said.”-Yevgeny Serebrennikov, First Deputy Chairman of Russian Upper House Defense Committee

“Russia has warned U.S. representatives, both publicly and via corresponding channels, including military ones, about serious consequences that might follow possible strikes, if Russian citizens are hurt in such strikes, accidentally or not.”-Vladimir Chizhov, Russian Permanent Representative to the European Union

Reuters: Russian envoy to Lebanon: Any U.S. missiles fired at Syria will be shot down

Anybody wondering why United States and North Korea suddenly want to make peace?

France24: Macron, Trump agree toxic gas used in Syria, vow ‘strong, joint response’

After a failed attempt to get a United Nations Security Council resolution against Syria (and now that it’s clear their dog of war Islamic State is dead), United States, United Kingdom and France join to possibly conduct airstrikes against Syria. 

Donald Trump suddenly canceled Latin America trip  to “oversee the American response to Syria”

France claims they got the support of Saudi Arabia: “If our alliance with our partners requires it, we will be present.”-Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman 

The European Union has warned all airliners to avoid the eastern Mediterranean airspace for the next 72 hours.

For proof this is a False Flag excuse to overthrow the Syrian government, the overwhelming number of children maimed and killed in the western instigated Syrian ‘civil war’ are the result of conventional bullets and bombs, yet where is the outraged military response from western governments?  The number of children hurt or killed by unproven chemical attacks is a sliver of a fraction of casualties caused by conventional weapons, yet the western powers have a hissy fit every time and launch airstrikes: “All the geniuses tell us Assad killed those children. But do they really know that? Of course, they don’t really know that. They are making it up. They have no real idea what happened. How would it benefit Assad using chlorine gas last weekend? Well, it wouldn’t. Assad’s forces have been winning the war in Syria. The administration just announced to pull American troops out of Syria…..That’s good news for Assad. And the only thing he could do to reverse it and hurt himself would be to use the poison gas against children.”-Tucker Carlson, Fox News

Russia’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Vasily Nebenzya made a similar statement, except much more succinct than Tucker Carlson’s, saying “A provocation was what militants badly needed to receive support from the United States and other Western countries.”

“Trump’s cheap shot against Iran, which has consistently condemned use of chemical weapons by anyone & is itself the victim of their use by Saddam with U.S. support, is hypocritical. His threats to repeat impulsive acts of aggression is symptomatic of U.S. policy helping extremists.”-Mohammad Javad Zarif, Foreign Minister of Iran

Syrian news media reporting that on 10APR2018, U.S. helicopters evacuated leaders of DAIISH (Islamic State) near al-Shadadi city in Hasaka Province: “The sources said that the evacuation took place at 11pm on Monday at a gas station in the area of Tal al-Shayer in which the perpetrators of the evacuation staged a fake battle with live fire before the helicopters took off, taking three Iraqi Daesh leaders with their families to an unknown destination….. a civilian was martyred and others were injured.  During the past few months, Washington transported many foreign Daesh leaders from the eastern region in Syria in order to re-employ them to implement new aggressive plans both in Syria and abroad.”

China opposes military action before a legitimate investigation is made. 

Los Angeles Times: Syria will allow inspectors at site of suspected chemical attack 

“Definitely, this crime will not remain without a response.”-Ali Akbar Velayati, a senior adviser to Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, regarding Israel’s latest airstrike in Syria which killed Iranians

“The Foreign Ministry condemns the air raids launched at the Syrian Arab Republic and affirms its previous position that Lebanon’s airspace should not be used to attack Syria. Lebanon will make a formal complaint with the UN Security Council.”-Foreign Ministry of Lebanon regarding the latest Israeli airstrike on Syria






2013: Commit a War Crime to Cover Up a War Crime? Phoney Syria Poison Gas Story Planted By Mossad in the Western Media, Center for Research on Globalization

“They got it wrong.”: U.S. government shenanigans, March 2018

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

Alabama: British empire based, yet U.S. taxpayer funded, BAE Systems shutting down its naval yard ops in Mobile, 170 jobs gone in June due to lack of work!  WalletHub says high earners in The Yellowhammer State benefit more from the new federal tax code than high earners in other states.     AL.com:Birmingham police officer charged with 2 felony crimes
AL.com:Alabama sheriffs commonly keep prison food money for themselves, could now face federal investigation

Alaska: American Civil Liberties Union suing Palmer Police for wrongfully detaining an immigrant working as a security guard.

Arizona: A panel of federal judges ruled that a man who said Phoenix police “beat the crap out of” him is legally permitted to pursue a lawsuit against the department.

Arkansas: A former state representative, and now former county judge (and church minister), accused of taking $100-thousand USD in bribes from a now indicted lobbyist, the scheme involved a Missouri based healthcare provider and the Saint James United Methodist Church.

California:  Los Angeles Times: It’s deceptively called the Healthy Homes and Schools Act, and it’s a taxpayer ripoff

Riverside mayor sues his own city over the city manager’s contract

California courts paid at least $500,000 to resolve sex harassment suits against judges and employees

Compton mismanaged, overspent taxpayer funds, state audit finds

Los Alamitos wants nothing to do with California’s ‘sanctuary state’ laws. Will it start a new resistance?

Las Vegas Sun: Orange County to join fight against California sanctuary law

Curbed San Francisco: SF lawmaker wants to block tax breaks for companies helping build border wall

Delaware: Did Police in Delaware Shoot and Kill a Man in a Wheelchair?

Florida: A taxpayer funded pedestrian bridge, built for Florida International University/City of Sweetwater, collapsed just hours after an engineer complained of cracks, killing at least six people.

Mental health records revealed that in 2016 Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School officials, and a sheriff’s deputy, wanted the student who would shoot-up the school in 2018 forcibly committed for psychiatric evaluation!  Despite the ‘future’ shooter’s repeated threats of harm against people, including himself, Henderson Behavioral Health deemed he “did not meet criteria for further assessment.”  In other words, all the safeguards in the ‘system’ failed because of a decision of a counselor!  In response the weak-willed govn’a gave Florida cops more authority to steal your guns under the Baker Act. 

North Country Public Radio: Taxpayer funded MacDill Air Force Base popular vacation spot for taxpayer funded retirees

Georgia:  A now former police officer/CivilAirPatrol commander convicted of child molestation.  Due to an expected 46% increase in Alzheimer’s cases, all law enforcement agencies are being trained up in handling people with the condition. 

Hawaii: Maui Police Department faces sex discrimination lawsuit

Idaho:  The Coeur d’Alene Tribe denying claims that they are intimidating voters over a proposed ballot initiative to legalize ‘instant’ betting on horse races.   After years of operating in the ‘black’, an audit for Blackfoot revealed that the city has suddenly and mysteriously run out of money for the general fund, the mayor imposing a halt to discretionary spending until the problem is figured out: “If you go back about six or seven maybe eight years, there was plenty of money to carry over from year to year……we’re not going to have the carry over next year…. …any spending of a discretionary nature, I want them to talk to me or our city treasurer.”Marc Carroll

Illinois:  A federal discrimination lawsuit has alleged “systematic discrimination” against women who seek positions in Chicago’s Special Functions Division.  The city of Aurora is being sued by seven cops, they say an official sent their addresses, phone numbers and other personnel records to a gang leader they helped put behind bars. 

Indiana: WISH-TV revealed how much tax dollars the city of Muncie spends fighting lawsuits.  The city of South Bend facing a lawsuit alleging one police officer illegally wiretapped other cops!   For some reason, outraged cops, the ones who were secretly recorded, are demanding that the phone conversations not be released to the public.

Iowa: Des Moines police officer with history of trouble sued again. Government contractor General Dynamics conducting another mass-layoff at its InfoTech call center in Coralville, 150 jobs gone due to a change in the federal contract!

Kansas: Big sport events mean big taxpayer spending as 2-hundred police were called up to patrol the city of Lawrence for a Final Four university basketball game. Local news media reported that the last time Lawrence was the site of Final Four games, in 2012, taxpayers unknowingly forked-out $180-thousand USD, mostly for police patrols.   

Kentucky: A man driving around pretending to be a cop, and pulling people over, shot and killed a real off-duty cop.

Louisiana: The Pelican State is about to have its federal Gulf of Mexico oil royalties drastically cut, no thanks to president Donald Trump for slashing royalty rates in the 77-million-acre lease sale of offshore oil and gas drilling rights.

Maine: Internet service was so bad on ‘the islands’ that 120 residents paid for their own upgrades, but now the U.S. Department of Agriculture wants to spend 1.3-million tax dollars reimbursing residents under a federal grant program: “To get grant money, you have to get broadband speeds and a solution that will last decades.”-Malcolm Fernald, Cranberry Isles

Maryland: The town of Seat Pleasant is being sued by local business owners because the city leaders jacked up property taxes by as much as 800%!  Montgomery County Police officer was arrested on a series of theft charges for allegedly stealing from a Germantown Walmart!

Massachusetts: An Indian Orchard man is suing three police officers in federal court, alleging one of the officers grabbed his genitals, then another joined in and beat and stomped him, during a traffic stop.  A now former deputy state treasurer for Delaware, who resigned in disgrace after criminal use of her state taxpayer funded credit card, is facing criminal drug distribution charges in Massachusetts, along with her son.

Michigan:  A lawsuit says Eastpointe police erased 9-1-1 dispatch recordings and other evidence after being notified that all records should be preserved.

Minnesota: Eight months after shooting to death an Australian immigrant, a Minneapolis cop turned himself in to face charges of manslaughter.  The law enforcer’s victim had called 9-1-1 to report a possible rape.  Both police personnel who responded to the call say they were surprised when a woman suddenly appeared at their car door, both cops pulled their guns, one shot, both claim they were fearing for their lives (the police ‘get out of jail card’).  The woman at their cop car door was the one who called 9-1-1.

Mississippi: A Jackson man is accusing the Flowood Police Department in a federal lawsuit for allegedly allowing a police dog to maul him three times while he was in their custody.

Missouri: More proof the real reason cops give you tickets is to make money.  Kansas City cops have been writing fewer tickets and that has the City Manager pissed after a $6-million USD drop in ticket revenues: “So what we’re seeing is, not only a decline in the number of tickets but a decline in the corresponding revenue that are used to support city operations.-Troy Schulte

Montana: Idaho based mining company Hecla facing more than $30-million USD in clean-up cost as a result of abandoned and polluted mines in The Treasure State. However, Hecla administrators declared the threat by the state of Montana as unfair, because the state is talking about mines that were operated by other companies (specifically a company called Pegasus) that were once led by Hecla’s current CEO: “It’s a far stretch to say a 126-year-old company is ineligible to mine in Montana for the actions of another company that it has no relation with. They got it wrong.”-Luke Russell, VP Hecla

Nebraska: Lincoln County Detention Center prisoner died of unknown reasons after being taken to a hospital.  Seward and York County sheriffs warning people of a cop impersonator pulling people over as they drive to work.

Nevada: A now former Las Vegas cop faces the death penalty for raping and killing a woman in 1997, he was found out when the rape kit was finally sent for testing in 2016!  This case has revealed that there are nearly 6-thousand-5-hundred untested rape kits in southern Nevada!  It was also revealed that Las Vegas hospitals are releasing mental illness patients too soon, and on top of that it’s been discovered that many of the group homes they’re sent to are not licensed or are unsanitary. 

New Hampshire: The state’s new marijuana law has reduced marijuana case backlog by 2-thousand! The law decriminalized the possession of small amounts of ganja.  The state Attorney General investigating two Claremont Police officers for falsifying police reports.

New Jersey: A city resident has filed a federal lawsuit accusing members of the Paterson Police Department of beating him outside the municipal public safety headquarters two years ago after a dispute over a complaint. 

New Mexico: Albuquerque hit with wave of violence and deaths that could be related to skyrocketing drug use. There was no connection between the four people that died over four days; one was homeless, two others apparently died in fights, one person was shot. In one case a suspect vehicle has Mexican license plates. 

New York:   New York Times: When Bail Feels…..Like Extortion

Police Officer Is Charged With Lying About Finding a Gun

Testilying’ by Police: A Stubborn Problem

Promotions……for Officers Accused of Lying

North Carolina: Democrats accuse Republicans of shifting $58-million USD from a job development program to funding a natural gas pipeline. The gas is coming from fracking ops in Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

North Dakota: Grand Forks Herald: Active shooter training stymied by lack of funds for Grand Forks police

West Fargo Pioneer: Former LaMoure police chief enters Alford plea to sexual abuse charges

KFGO: North Dakota to ask feds for money for pipeline protest cost

Ohio: University of Cincinnati has agreed to pay $344-thousand USD in back wages and legal fees to a police officer who was fired after he shot and killed a driver, the federal government is now investigating the 2015 shooting.  It’s been revealed that FBI agents used dead people’s fingers to unlock smart phones at Ohio State University. 

Oklahoma: A 23 years old woman found dead in Muskogee County Jail, investigation underway.  A Rogers County Court Clerk facing charges of counterfeiting after she used a fake twenty dollar bill to buy drinks at a Sonic. Apparently another clerk found the fake money in the county’s petty cash and showed it to the clerk-accused, who then went out and allegedly tried to spend it, and then deposit it. A sure way to help a suicidal person get themselves killed is to call the police. At least two separate investigations into police shooting a suicidal person are underway; in Lone Grove police shot (several times) and wounded a man after they got a call that a man was talking about suicide, police say they shot him because he was holding a gun.  In Stillwater, police responding to a suicidal person call shot and killed the suicidal man, they claim that he pointed a gun and a knife at them.

Oregon: City of Bend paying $800-thousand USD to a family of a man killed by police.  An attorney who lives in Washington, but his office is in Portland, was arrested this month for shooting at a competing Portland law firm back in December.  Police in Washington raided the attorney’s home on the day of his arrest in Oregon, and found a sophisticated meth lab. 

Pennsylvania: The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has given a woman a second chance to bring a claim alleging that the way Nazareth Borough Police Department deals with mentally ill people not only violates the Americans with Disabilities Act, but caused her boyfriend to kill himself.

Rhode Island: A Providence cop was fired for stealing bundles of coupons and arrested on suspicion of illegally using a taxpayer funded gas card.

South Carolina: The North Charleston Police Chief led an anti-gun demonstration, under the guise of Stop the Violence, but the Restoration Holiness Church Pastor is more realistic saying “Guns do not kill people. The bullet does not have a name unless you let it out of that chamber. … We need to get our young men off the streets.”  Not only are state taxpayers being forced to give corporations huge tax breaks, but county level taxpayers are getting raped! 46 of the state’s 59 counties have handed out $220-million USD in tax breaks to big businesses! 

South Dakota:  It was revealed that a woman died of alcohol withdrawal symptoms while in a state mental hospital in Yankton, as a result of established procedure not being followed.  Local newspaper investigations show a history of a high rate of employee turnover and that the taxpayer funded hospital is not accredited. Staying in Yankton, the American Civil Liberties Union accuses the police department of excessive use of force when dealing with the public, complaints of police brutality include a cop who was also a South Dakota Army National Guard Soldier of the Year.

Tennessee: The state Board of Claims unanimously voted to pay a man $1-million USD, for being wrongly imprisoned since 1978!  He was convicted of rape and burglary, but in 2008 DNA testing proved he wasn’t at the crime scene, he wasn’t released until 2009.

Texas: A lawsuit filed in Tarrant County district court accuses a Fort Worth police officer of a “clearly racially motivated attack” on a man while working private security at a hospital. Red River Army Depot laying off 6-hundred people due to a massive reduction in work hours (not enough work)!

Utah: New lawsuit describes now-Rep. John Curtis, and other Provo officials, as ignoring complaints of police chief’s sexual misconduct

Vermont: A study by University of Vermont says cops target ‘black’ and ‘brown’ skinned people more than ‘white’ skinners.  Elitist ski resort Hermitage failed to make $17-million in loan payments and owes $1-million in back due taxes.

Virginia: The city of Alexandria imposing a new Airbnb tax of  8.5% and a $1 per night charge.  At the state level, if the govn’a signs into law HB 1204 then local governments will lose millions of dollars in property tax revenues, to the benefit of golf courses!

Washington:  KUOW:  The tax rate on distilled liquor in Washington state is $32.50 per gallon. That’s 10 times more than California, and its the highest in the U.S., which is why it’s killing business in Washington.

Washington DC: It’s been revealed that you the taxpayer continue to pay for those new fangled electric cars that are catching fire, crashing and now killing people.  

CNN: Defense Department charged nearly $140,000 at Trump branded properties

West Virginia: Money generated from license fees and excise taxes on guns, ammunition and angling equipment provide about 60% of the funding for state wildlife agencies. Crashing numbers of hunters, and more anti-gun laws, threatens current funding for wildlife conservation, meaning taxpayers will be the new target.

Wisconsin: Family of man shot by Green Bay Police files federal lawsuit.

Wyoming: What construction industry recovery? The town of Jackson issued a 180 days construction moratorium due to  new stricter Teton County level employee housing rules, town leaders want new construction project applications to be filed after the new housing rules go into effect.  The new county housing rules will cost construction companies more money. 

WARN=Worker Adjustment & Retraining Notification

Government Shenanigans, February 2018: “I NEED TO PAY HIGHER TAXES.”


ObamaCare ACA death spiral, March 2018: “HEALTHCARE IS A TAPEWORM”


“healthcare is a tapeworm”: ObamaCare ACA death spiral, March 2018

Incomplete (tip-o-the-iceberg) list of healthcare related layoffs, shutdowns and crimes in March 2018:

“In 2016, the United States spent nearly twice as much as 10 high-income countries on medical care and performed less well on many population health outcomes. Contrary to some explanations for high spending, social spending and health care utilization in the United States did not differ substantially from other high-income nations. Prices of labor and goods, including pharmaceuticals and devices, and administrative costs appeared to be the main drivers of the differences in spending.”Health Care Spending in the United States and Other High-Income Countries, Journal of the American Medical Association

“Warren Buffett said healthcare is a ‘tapeworm’ on the U.S. economy. It’s true. 50% of the American population has a chronic disease. They drive 86% of our cost.”-Mark Bertolini, CEO of insurance giant Aetna

The Vitals Index Physician Wait Time Report says 53% of people who said they had poor healthcare access canceled their medical appointments because of long wait times.

Fair Health says the cost of a basic hospital ‘visit’ went up by 28% in 2017.

Kaiser Health News reports 80% of hospitals will pay ObamaCare-ACA penalties due to patient re-admissions.

Medical liability insurance company Coverys reports that 50% of malpractice claims are the result of failed ordering, performing, receiving/transmitting and interpreting of lab testing. 

Blue Cross Blue Shield Association reports a 150% increase in children suffering sever allergic reactions. 

Medscape reports 46% of medical students get ‘burned out’ before they even get a job!

Verizon 2018 Protected Health Information Data Breach Report says 58% of healthcare data hacks involved healthcare employees! 

CBS News: “…a CBS News investigation found some rural hospitals have become hugely profitable because insurance providers reimburse them at much higher rates. We found these out-of-the-way hospitals have become gold mines for enterprising health care executives looking for a way to quietly make a quick buck…”

Star Tribune: 210 hospitals ripped off taxpayers by failing to pass on $4.4-million USD in Medicare credits

According to GoodRx the top ten states for hydrocodone (opioid)- acetaminophen (tylenol) prescriptions are Alabama, Alaska, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Mississippi, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and North Carolina.

Japan based drugs maker Daiichi Sankyo eliminating 280 jobs at its operations in the U.S. (New Jersey, New York, California)!

Alabama: Since 2010, The Yellowhammer State experienced five rural hospitals which halted inpatient care or shutdown altogether. 

Arizona: Phoenix based Banner Health under investigation for a 2016 cyber attack, Banner Health administrators admitted the federal investigation will find fault with its InfoTech security and result in a fine.

Arkansas: A State Hospital psychologist and a psychiatric patient were arrested in Nevada after they fled the hospital because they had been involved in a contraband crime.

California:  La Jolla based fat fighting drug maker Orexigen Therapeutics now chapter 11 bankrupt busted, the asset sale begins in May.  The Golden State caught red handed in signing up hundreds of thousands of INELIGIBLE people for Medicaid, ripping off federal taxpayers by $1-billion USD! The U.S. Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General found that California spent $738.2 million on 366,078 ineligible beneficiaries and $416.5 million on 79,055 ‘potentially’ ineligible beneficiaries.  Union employees of Stanford University Medical Center shelled out $882-thousand of their own money to pay for advertising to alert consumers to high infection rates inside the hospital.  The employees say that back in 2016 the federal government reduced ObamaCare-ACA reimbursements due to increased infection rates, and there’s been no improvement. Hospital administrators deny the union’s claim.  The U.S. DEA arrested a San Diego doctor and five other people for intent to distribute hydrocodone. Community Medical Center Long Beach stopped accepting advanced life support care patients due to impending shutdown in July (due to being located on a newly discivered active earthquake fault). Texas based Concentra issued a layoff WARN for its Valencia ops, 150 jobs gone in April!

Colorado: God’s own Saint Mary-Corwin Medical Center issued a mass layoff WARN, as many as 272 people unemployed between now and the end of September!  God powerless to stop ‘his’ CovenantCare at Home from shutting down, due to the “saturated competitive market of home-care providers in this region and the uncertainty with reimbursement rates”.  God’s own Porter Adventist Hospital canceled most surgeries due to a ‘sterilization breach’, which happened back in February. Several patients were exposed to hepatitis B, hepatitis C and/or HIV!  Sonoma West Medical Center suspended toxicology testing after insurance company Anthem stated “Sonoma West appears to have conspired with several third parties to fabricate or misrepresent claims for toxicology testing services that were improperly billed to Anthem.”

Connecticut: God powerless to stop ‘his’ Missouri based Ascension Health from selling-off Saint Vincent’s Medical Center to competitor Hartford HealthCare.

Florida:  A doctor at god’s own Baptist Medical Center finally resigned after getting arrested in December 2017 for masturbating while examining a patientMiami Medical Center now officially chapter 11 bankrupt busted, the hospital already halted services and laid off all employees back at the end of 2017.  Two now former employees of Florida Hospital accused of stealing and selling patient data, from 2012 to 2014.  In Tampa, Youth and Family Alternatives laying off 17 people in May.

Georgia: The new director of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has a history of being accused of research misconduct.  Since 2010, The Peach State experienced six rural hospitals which halted inpatient care or shutdown altogether. 

Idaho: Gov’na Butch Otter claims the official Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services statement, calling Idaho’s new non-ObamaCare-ACA compliant insurance plan illegal, is “not a rejection of our approach to providing more affordable health insurance options for the people of Idaho”.

Illinois: JenCare Senior Medical Center suffered a chemical spill which resulted in at least 15 employees being sent to other hospitals for treatment.  Out of the 196-thousand registered nurses in the state only 32 are qualified to treat sexual assault victims!              Tennessee based Quorum Health sold its Vista Medical Center West to New York based competitor US HealthVest.  University of Illinois Hospital shutting down its physical therapy unit to make room for private medical-surgical beds.  NBC Chicago: University of Illinois Health EHR contract will cost taxpayers $100-million in excess costs.

Iowa: At least five former nurses with Prairie View Residential Care Facility arrested for sexual exploitation of patients, all the victims were people who were sent by a court judge into the care facility.  Genesis Medical Center paying a $1.88-million USD settlement for overcharging taxpayers with “unnecessary” Medicare billing.

Kentucky: Since 2010, The Bluegrass State experienced four rural hospitals which halted inpatient care or shutdown altogether.  Louisville based Humana paying $2.5-million USD in back due wages to 753 female employees who were paid far less than male co-workers doing the same jobs from 2011 to 2012!

Louisiana: Tennessee based LifePoint Health selling off three hospitals to competitor Allegiance Health Management.

Maryland: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services accuses University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown of violating several patient safety and patient rights regulations relating to ‘patient dumping’.  State taxpayers are being forced to pay hospitals to keep out sick people. It’s a direct result of the implementation of ObamaCare-ACA. A report by Kaiser Health News says hospitals are being paid as much as $30-thousand USD for treatments that usually costs only hundreds of dollars.  Four hospitals and a doctor have agreed to pay the federal government for filling false Medicare billing; they are Saint Agnes Healthcare, Horizon Vascular Specialists, Riverside Medical Associates, Maryland Specialty Group, and a physician in Hagerstown.

Massachusetts: British empire owned Boots Alliance Walgreens paying the state $5.5-million USD due to being caught overcharging state workers’ compensation insurance program, from 2008 to 2017.  A Harvard University study revealed that hospitals that had a high rate of opioid prescriptions also got higher payments from the pharmaceutical industry.  The Disability Law Center accuses psychiatric hospitals, owned by Arbour Health System, of over-medicating patients and even causing the deaths of at least two people.

Michigan: God powerless to stop ‘his’ Ascension Health from suddenly laying off 5-hundred people! It’s part of an effort to cut costs by $60-million USD, and local news media reported that more layoffs are expected this year.  Texas owned Tenet Healthcare-Detroit Medical Center laid off 14 managers as part of plans to eliminated more than 3-hundred jobs! Detroit Medical Center suddenly shutdown its blood clot clinic at Harper University Hospital, due to crashing patient volume as a result of improved medications.  Schizophrenic-lly the hospital is also advertising that its is hiring 377 people.  Sparrow Health System settled a lawsuit brought by a nurse who was fired for revealing co-workers are failing to comply with infection control practices. The settlement came after the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services threatened to halt federal taxpayer reimbursements. The state Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs shutdown Super Mart Pharmacy because of ‘suspicious’ opioid distribution. A hidden camera caught a burly female nurse, at Autumnwood of Livonia nursing home, beating the crap outta a skinny old man. The nursing home straight up lied and said the man was injured from falling down 11 times.  University of Michigan Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation says only 14% of people over the age of 50 say more healthcare equals better healthcare, and they should know! Quest Diagnostics issued a shutdown WARN for its lab in Troy, 57 jobs gone by May. In Eden Prairie, Optum Health eliminating 30 jobs by mid-July.  In Minneapolis, Shriners Hospital eliminating 32 jobs by mid-April.

Minnesota: A now former vice president of Minneapolis based Allina Health pled guilty to stealing $417-thousand from his former employer.

Mississippi: Who needs cyber security when your data breaches are caused by your own dumb employees?  The state Department of Health mistakenly e-mailed an undisclosed amount of patient info to a CDC contractor.  Since 2010, The Magnolia State experienced five rural hospitals which halted inpatient care or shutdown altogether. 

Missouri: BJC HealthCare revealed that more than 33-thousand patient data was ‘exposed’ on the internet over an eight months period.  After 43 years Women’s Health and Family Planning Clinic shutting down in April due to lack of federal taxpayer funding.

Nebraska: Non-profit People’s City Mission Medical Clinic forced to layoff its only paid doctor, 100% of its staff is now non-paid volunteers, it’s blamed on skyrocketing costs of maintaining the clinic.

New Hampshire: Lakes Region General Hospital paying a $40-thousand USD fine for knowingly hiring a chief nursing officer (CNO) who did not have a nursing license.

New Jersey: Hillsdale Police arrested an emergency medical technician for stealing from patients while they were being transported to hospital.  Personal-Touch Home Care issued a mass layoff WARN, 276 jobs in Bloomfield gone by mid-May!  Israel based drugs pusher Teva eliminating 101 jobs in Elizabeth by mid-May!

New York: Five Manhattan doctors accused of taking bribes from Insys Therapeutics to prescribe millions of dollars worth of a fentanyl (opioid) spray.  The state Health Care Bureau Helpline revealed that they resolved $2-million USD worth of ‘incorrect healthcare billings’ and ‘wrongful rejection of insurance claims’ in 2017, in other words the healthcare and health insurance industries are totally ripping off individuals.  Catholic Charities Neighborhood Services issued a shutdown WARN for its Medicaid Services Coordination & HCBS Family Support Program in Jamaica, for July.  Drug maker Pfizer shutdown its Rouses Point ops. Physical and Occupational Rehabilitation Therapy and Speech Pathology Services-Loretto Health and Rehabilitation Center issued a shutdown WARN, 54 jobs gone by the end of May.  Taxpayer funded NYC Health and Hospitals suddenly laid off 35 people as part of an effort to cut $4.5-million USD, yet administrators claim it will result in growth: “In order to achieve my top priorities for our health system — to invigorate and expand primary care, improve access to needed specialty care, and bring solvency to Health+Hospitals…”– Mitchell Katz, CEO

North Carolina: Since 2010, The Tar Heel State experienced five rural hospitals which halted inpatient care or shutdown altogether.  State representative Beverly Boswell was finally caught by the state Board of Nursing for lying about being a registered nurse (RN)!  Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center threatened with losing Medicare payments due to high rates of cancer misdiagnosis. Dermatology clinic DermOne suddenly shutdown six locations without giving a reason!

Ohio: In Dayton, Premier Health shutting down its Good Samaritan Hospital in August.   Salem Regional Medical Center halting maternity ward ops at the end of June, due to a 16% drop in women pushing out babies. Netherlands owned Philips Medical Systems accused by the U.S. FDA of improper investigation of complaints.  The FDA says that since January 2016 more than 3-thousand high risk complaints (that could have resulted in injury or death) were labeled as low risk.   Philips Healthcare laid off 65 people adding “that there will be further layoffs throughout 2018″,  local news media reported that seven years ago Philips Healthcare got paid $2.5-million in state tax dollars to move from California to Ohio.  A survey by Dublin based Cardinal Health says 40% of surgeries are being canceled due to lack of medical supplies. The former president and CEO of now bankrupt busted HCR ManorCare getting $116.7-million under a ‘prepackaged’ bankruptcy plan!

Oregon: Unity Center for Behavioral Health hit by state regulators with a fine for failing to protect employees from approximately 3-hundred attacks by patients.

Pennsylvania:  Camp Hill based Rite Aid has sold-off all remaining pharmacies and distribution centers to British empire owned Boots Alliance Walgreens for $4.16-billion USD, in cash! It will result in store shutdowns and massive layoffs.  The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh shutting down its rehab unit in April, blaming crashing patient volume and increased costs.

Rhode Island: Care New England-Women & Infants Hospital shutting down ops in Woonsocket by July, due to expired lease.

Tennessee: Taxpayer funded Nashville General Hospital is getting  $46.6 million tax dollars in order to continue operating in fiscal year 2018.  Community Health Systems selling three hospitals to competitor West Tennessee Healthcare.  A Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of Management study says more than 2-thousand-100 patient deaths, each year, are caused by hospital data breaches!  Since 2010, The Volunteer State experienced eight rural hospitals which halted inpatient care or shutdown altogether.  A 33 years old woman arrested after posing as an employee of two hospitals (Memorial Hospital and Memorial North Park Hospital), she gained access by telling employees she forgot her access pass-code, the dumb employees let her in and she stole employee credit cards and went on a Walmart shopping spree. 

Texas: UT Health East Texas made a surprise announcement saying 4-hundred people will lose their jobs as part of an industry wide effort “to move the system towards financial stability”!  Since 2010, The Lone Star State experienced 14 rural hospitals which halted inpatient care or shutdown altogether. 

Utah: Intermountain Healthcare outsourcing 98 InfoTech jobs to a contractor in Virginia.

Virginia: Nursing home operator Avante issued layoff WARNs for several locations, nearly 350 jobs gone by June!  In Arlington, federal taxpayer funded U.S. Healthcare Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center itself under investigation for fraud relating to contracts for two top executives.  In Richmond, after 51 years A Grace Place Adult Care Center now chapter 11 bankrupt busted and shutting down in April due to the government: “Regrettably, with changes at both the state and federal level to programs that support seniors and those with disabilities, A Grace Place is no longer viable.”-bankruptcy statement

Washington: Grays Harbor Community Hospital-Harbor Medical Group suddenly laid off 23 people as part of an “an all hands-on deck approach to financial viability” which includes reducing labor costs by $5.5-million USD.

Washington DC: So much for ObamaCare reducing drug costs. The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee estimates that 20 of the most common brand name drugs paid for by taxpayer funded Medicare increased in price by 12% over a five years period, and that the price of 12 drugs got jacked up by 50%: “Can you imagine if you went to an auto dealership and last year’s exact model was being sold at a 20 percent mark-up, and then you went back the next year and it had happened again? That’s exactly what’s happening in the prescription drug industry, where the cost of identical drugs skyrockets year after year.”-U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill

Wisconsin: A nurse with UnityPoint Health-Meriter lost her license in connection to unexplained injuries to newborns at the hospital.  Syverson Lutheran Home shutdown, 80 jobs suddenly gone.  Care and Rehab issued a shutdown WARN for its nursing home in Dallas, 49 jobs gone by May.

Wyoming: Bankrupt Powell Valley Healthcare finally agreed to pay at least $3-million to settle 20 malpractice lawsuits.

WARN=Worker Adjustment & Retraining Notification

ObamaCare (ACA) death spiral February 2018: “WE ARE IN VERY CHALLENGING TIMES.”