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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




Human Bones: More proof climate change is outta our hands!

09APR2018 /23:13 UTC-07 Tango 06  (21 Farvardin 1397/24 Rajab 1439/25 Bing-Chen 4716)

“It’s normal. Almost all humans and animals that ever lived will disappear without trace.”-Huw Groucutt, University of Oxford

Recently dated homo sapiens finger bones, found in the desertified Arabian Peninsula, suggest that modern humans are way older than even most scientists thought, and it proves that radical climate change is older than dirt.

The bones date to about 88-thousand years ago, and other objects at the site date to about 90-thousand years ago.  That’s during the end-times of the Great Ice Age, pre-Great Flood (which were both radical climate change events)!

Archaeologists/Paleontologists are now considering the possibility that homo sapiens spread out of the African continent at least 180-thousand years ago, that’s double the current ‘accepted’ time-line (this is also proof that ‘scientists’ do not have absolute knowledge).

But what caught my attention was when the scientists stated: “The interesting thing. is that in the past some people have said we couldn’t really spread into Asia until we had complex tools. [Our findings] suggest that that kind of migration didn’t really reflect a technological breakthrough, but reflects climate change.-Huw Groucutt, interviewed by BBC

At the time that the Earthly humans were first living on what we now call the Nefud Desert of the Arabian Peninsula, it was not a sea of sand, it was literally a Garden of Eden: “Early H. sapiens dispersals out of Africa were not limited to winter rainfall-fed Levantine Mediterranean woodlands immediately adjacent to Africa, but extended deep into the semi-arid grasslands of Arabia, facilitated by periods of enhanced monsoonal rainfall.Homo sapiens in Arabia by 85,000 years ago

Archaeologists/Paleontologists also used the latest technologies to scan back into time, as far back as 500-thousand years ago, realizing that climate change is a constant and that it directly affects human evolution: “One of the first things that we did was remote sensing. We looked at satellite images for example, and found that there are literally thousands of ancient rivers that crisscrossed Saudi Arabia. We also now count 10,000 ancient lakes.

The most amazing thing, to me, are the fossil finds. They say something about the kinds of animals that could migrate into Arabia. We have fossils of elephants; these were gigantic creatures, much larger than the African elephant. Amazingly, we also have hippos. These finds tell you something of how wet it really was. Because hippos cannot survive in very arid and dry situations, so the environment had to be green for them to survive. So, there were surely lots of lakes and rivers all across Arabia, and there was plenty of grass with vegetation for these animals to consume

So far, we’ve dated sites to the last 500,000 years, during which the Earth’s climate has shifted. We’ve seen that archaeological sites correspond with every single wet phase.Michael Petraglia,  Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History

The ancient Sumerian Lost Book of Enki has always said that humans were much older than what religious leaders, and even scientists, thought.  It even warns that all the ancient catastrophes, whether (weather?) caused by nature or humans, will happen again.














“a reflection of the changing demographics”: Dumbing Down U.S.A., March 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.

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

Alabama: Montgomery Public School warning employees that as many as 2-hundred jobs will be eliminated, unless they can sell-off Georgia Washington Middle School in order to settle a lawsuit brought by the Alabama Education Association (which claims Montgomery Public School doesn’t know how to handle taxpayer funding)!  A Huffman High School junior charged with manslaughter and illegal possession of a pistol. 

Alaska: Juneau School District slashed its 2018-19 budget by $3.5-million USD, but is hoping for a miracle increase in state and local taxpayer funding.  Mass shooting generation; “I live in Alaska, and we prepare more for a school shooting than we do for an earthquake. In Alaska, where the oft-quoted statistic is that there’s a rumble in the ground every three minutes, we’re more worried about getting shot at in our place of learning. We practice barricading the doors. We practice running for our lives. We practice how to fight back. We’re training for combat, training for what to do when bullets come flying.”-Ariana O’Harra

Arizona: Thornydale Elementary School in danger of being shutdown in June 2019 due to eight years of crashing enrollments.

Arkansas: Vilonia School District suing a 15 years old special education student for posting a social media pic of him holding a gun, and allegedly claiming that he wanted to kill just so he could spend his life in prison, he’s been suspended. Greenbrier Public Schools used corporal punishment on three students who took part in the anti-2nd Amendment demonstrations.

California: Despite The Golden State’s anti-2nd Amendment laws California schools got more than $1-million USD in funding from the National Rifle Association (NRA), from 2010 to 2016!   San Marcos School District eliminating 74 jobs and begging teachers to retire early, blaming declining taxpayer funding which is forcing the district to reduce its budget by $21-million USD.  Valley Center-Pauma Unified School District warned 30 teachers of layoffs ‘as a precaution’ (if not enough teachers retire or quit). In Laguna Hills, Allied Business Schools eliminating 71 jobs by mid-May. Coachella Valley Unified School District eliminating 169 jobs due to being $10.4-million USD in the hole now, and a forecasted $24-million in the hole by 2019-20: “Even with slightly improved state revenue projections due to the acceleration of funding under the Local Control Funding Formula, significant increases in expenses coupled with declining enrollment have contributed to a budget deficit that must be addressed now to maintain fiscal solvency.”-Erik Lee

Colorado: School District 27J has applied to have its school week reduced to four days, partly because they can’t give teachers raises and mainly because teachers are tired of using their own time to prepare classes.  Colorado schools districts making an error that many other districts across the U.S. are making; overestimating student enrollments.  However, the state Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights has resulted in a surplus of taxpayer funding and lawmakers are fighting over it.

Connecticut: God powerless to stop the shutdown of ‘his’ Saint Francis-Saint Hedwig Catholic School in Naugatuck, apparently the religious school turned away from god and towards government funding: “The decision followed a month-long dialogue with local government leaders….which failed to yield workable solutions to the schools’s financial struggles….”-Archdiocese of Hartford

Florida: Durham School Services eliminating 283 jobs statewide by the end of June!  A teacher at the 90% ‘white’ Crystal River Middle School resigned after she hosted what’s being called a ‘white nationalist podcast’, allegedly saying her years as a social studies teacher proved to her that some homo sapiens have lower IQs than others. The jailed Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooter is getting fan mail.  Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School now requires students to wear transparent backpacks. Taxpayers are being forced to shell-out $100-thousand USD for security upgrades for Midway Independent School District.

Georgia: After only seven years Savannah Law School suddenly sold-off and shutting down over the next five years, ironically students filed a lawsuit against the school claiming the sell-off and shutdown is purely for the profit of Savannah’s parent school John Marshall Law School.

Hawaii: Students walked out of class, not to protest the 2nd Amendment, but to protest their schools flying the state flag beneath the U.S. flag.    After critics challenged taxpayer funded public schools to buy locally grown fresh food, students at Mililani High School got to eat some traditional Hawaiian imu: “We cooked it all night. We pulled it at about 4:30 in the morning and that was pork shoulder and a little Hawaiian salt.”-Greg Christian, Beyond Green Sustainable Food Partners

Idaho:  A PE teacher for School District 1 was caught by a sting operation; cops pretended to be a mom and daughter offering child sex, the PE teacher went for it and got arrested.  In the Mormon dominated ‘home’ of Napoleon Dynamite a Preston Junior High biology teacher is accused by some parents of feeding a live puppy to a snapping turtle.  Inadequate local news reports implied that students failed to feed the turtle, as part of a way of earning extra grade credits, yet apparently those very students are leading a movement in support of the biology teacher.  A former student even posted this ‘supportive’ statement; “Time to show our support for the man that taught us science in a new way…”  However, the teacher got into trouble with the state Fish and Game because snapping turtles are invasive specie in Idaho, meaning they’re illegal to have in Idaho.  Fish and Game took the snapper away and killed it.   An Idaho Falls math teacher described the nationwide student anti-2nd Amendment ‘walkouts’ as “…not really a student-led event. There are political groups who have a cause and they have been targeting students through social media and telling them they need to walk out at a certain time of day during the school day.”  She also stated students were too dumb to handle such a politically charged event as an anti-2nd Amendment walkout: “I do not know any if any of my students’ brains are going to be able to learn anything in math for that hour. They won’t be able to focus for the rest of the day because that’s all they’ll be thinking about.”-Julie Duffield, School District 91

 Illinois: In Mattoon, after 38 years Book Nook shutting down by the end of April, local news media reported that at one time the owner had six Book Nook stores.  North Shore School District 112 warning 65 employees of layoffs by mid-April, due to declining taxpayer funding as a result of three years of crashing student enrollments.  After 121 years (surviving The Great Depression and numerous recessions) Yerkes Observatory shutting down in October, the property being sold-off by the destitute University of Chicago.  In Gary, 79 years old Wirt-Emerson School of Visual and Performing Arts shutting down due to declining enrollments and unpredictable taxpayer funding.  Illinois Central School Bus issued a “permanent” shutdown WARN for its Pontiac ops, 51 jobs gone by the end of June.  Community School District 300 eliminating 15 jobs despite claiming an increase in enrollment.


Indiana: High school students in Madison are killing themselves, and it’s being kept a secret.  A teacher at New Middletown Elementary School hit with 36 counts of child molestation over a three years period.

Iowa: A new law requires teachers to take action if they think a student is going to kill themselves.  Iowa City based standardized testing company ACT eliminating 1-hundred jobs due to “organizational realignment”!

Kansas: A taxpayer funded study says improving state grade schools will cost taxpayers an additional $2-billion USD per year!

Kentucky:  Hundreds of teachers staged a ‘sick-out’, forcing eight school districts to shutdown schools, over surprise retirement ‘reforms’ which creates a hybrid plan that allows the state government to keep 15% of retirement investment fund gains/profits!

Louisiana: Cursive writing returning to schools, and lawmakers approved the idea of bulletproof backpacks, however, there’s still not enough taxpayer funding for public education.

Maine: A now former Bangor High School basketball coach pled guilty to driving while intoxicated.

Maryland: A Great Mills High School student shot his girlfriend and another student before killing himself.  His girlfriend later died. Initially a school cop was praised for stopping the shooter, but an autopsy says the shooter shot himself in the head before the cop took his shot.  Maryland already has a law banning anybody under 21 years of age from possessing a gun.

Massachusetts: Chicopee Public Schools warning that 1-hundred jobs could be axed, and ‘low enrollment classes’ will be eliminated, due to being short $3.2-million USD!   God powerless to stop the shutdown of ‘his’ 115 years old (surviving The Great Depression and numerous recessions) Saint Mary’s High School in Westfield, due to “demographics and a long term decision”.

Michigan: Former dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Michigan State University arrested and charged with sex crimes.  Cambridge Isanti School District warned of 60 layoffs, date to be determined.  North Branch School District warned of 47 layoffs, date to be determined.  Minneapolis Public Schools eliminating 2-hundred jobs by the end of June!

Minnesota: The number of high school students taking part in shooting/gun clubs is increasing despite the anti-2nd Amendment movement. The California cliff crash that involves LGBT parents and six adopted children (now all presumed dead) started in Minnesota where the children attended school. School/court records show at least one of the six children was beaten by the parents.

Mississippi: In Natchez, after 18 years Turning Pages Books shutting down by the end of May, the owner saying 2007 was the last year the store made a profit.

Missouri: God powerless to stop the shutdown of ‘his’ 76 years old Saint Clare Catholic School, current student enrollment is down to just 38 students.  God powerless to stop the shutdown of ‘his’ Our Lady of Mercy Regional School in Cutchogue, students will have to attend Saint Isidore School in Riverhead which will have its name changed to Saint John Paul II Regional School.

Montana: Reports of gunshots at Big Sky High School were the result of a school cop shooting at a student.   Police claim the student jumped into his car and tried to run the school cop down.  A judge ordered the release of court records concerning a rape case at University of Montana.

Nebraska: God’s own Grand Island Catholic High School teaches students how to use guns, because it builds character. 

Nevada: A paranoid parent is paying for a major security system for Washoe County School District.  Also, the paranoid state gov’na signed an executive order creating a school police task force.

New Hampshire: The Manchester School District reported they arrested a student for making threats against a school using social media, local news media reported it was the third such arrest, statewide, in the past month.   High school student from Hanover says “There was a walkout at my school last week. It was meant to honor the students who died in the school shooting in Florida, but it was also about protesting firearms. I didn’t join in. I feel horrible about the kids who were killed or hurt, but firearms aren’t the problem — people are.”-Dakota Hanchett

New Jersey: Taxpayer funded, yet apparently under the influence of the AME Church, Essex County College laid off 34 people, due to a 25% drop in enrollments over the past five years.

New Mexico: Liberal leftist Everybody Votes trying to get 15-thousand high school seniors to vote their way.  A judge ordered a mental evaluation for a 12 years Marshall Junior High student who took a pellet gun to school and allegedly made threats.

New York:  God powerless to stop the shutdown of ‘his’ Bishop McGann-Mercy High School in Riverhead due to only 55 students enrolling for the freshman year.  Saint Isidore School, also in Riverhead, shutting down by mid-June, 20 jobs lost. In Cutchogue, Our Lady of Mercy Regional School shutting down, 22 jobs gone by mid-June.

North Carolina:  The Washington Times reports that four out of 115 school districts have armed school cops at every school.

North Dakota:  Bomb threats being made against schools are now thought to be coming from robo-calling computers in a foreign land. The superintendent of Richland 44 School District under suspicion of homosexual misconduct, he’s currently on paid leave.

Ohio: Taxpayer funded Carpe Diem Preparatory Academy in College Hill shutting down, due to the state Board of Education declaring that Cincinnati Public Schools cannot sponsor a charter school.  In Poland, Dobbins Elementary shutting down in an effort to ‘right size’ the school district according to declining enrollments and taxpayer funding.

Oklahoma: Teachers from 172 school districts threatening to go on strike in April due to low pay.  It’s not just teachers who need more money, Hunger Free Oklahoma reports that only 58% of students eligible for free and reduced-price meals ate breakfast at school.  State Bureau of Investigation investigating claims that a Washington Public Schools student was bullied and sexually harassed for 18 months, with school officials calling it ‘accidental touching’.  The state’s efforts to save medical schools might be getting it into trouble with federal Medicaid, records show that $140-million USD has been spent trying to prop up failing medical schools/doctors who treat Medicaid patients.

Oregon: A teacher at Ockley Green Junior High placed on leave after taking part in a protest of increasing cases of police killing civilians.

Pennsylvania: Scranton School Board eliminating 74 jobs and jacking up local taxes by 3%, and is considering getting a loan to fill a $4-million USD budget hole!  God powerless to stop the shutdown of ‘his’ Our Lady Help of Christians School in east Allentown due to the fact that there are now only 71 students enrolled.

Puerto Rico: Gov’na Ricardo Rosselló wants to shutdown more than 3-hundred public schools, mainly because of crashing enrollments; as of January more than 22-thousand public school students left the island territory since the hurricanes!

Rhode Island: God powerless to stop the shutdown of ‘his’ 54 years old Saint Piux X Regional Academy, administrators said crashing enrollments are “a reflection of the changing demographics”.

South Carolina:  The sister of the man who shot-up a church in 2015 was arrested for bringing pepper spray, a knife and ganja to A.C. Flora High School. The school principal also went on a propaganda spree against the girl by claiming the girl posted a “hateful message” on social media concerning the nationwide anti-2nd Amendment demonstrations.  A Teacher of the Year at Myrtle Beach High School now facing charges of assaulting a student for passing notes.

South Dakota: Warner Elementary School happy about being able to buy 17 ukuleles, not with taxpayer funding but with a donation from an unnamed Texan. South Dakota grade school teachers getting a 1.7% pay raise, pushing the average salary to more than $49-thousand per year. However, students attending college/university will have to pay 3% more in tuition and fees.

Tennessee: Metro Nashville Public Schools laying off an undisclosed number of people, reassigning other employees, and canceling programs due to being in the hole by $7.5-million USD! Amazingly school board members swear they don’t know where the $7.5-million went and asked for a special audit to find out.  In Maryville, Peak Technical Institute suddenly sold-off its commercial truck driving and unexploded ordnance (UXO) disposal training programs and is shutting down, in connection to the sell-off of trucking company Vanquish Logistics.

Texas: Houston Independent School District eliminating 7-hundred jobs due to being a massive $115-million USD in the hole!  God powerless to stop the shutdown of ‘his’ 106 years old (surviving The Great Depression and numerous recessions) Central Catholic Elementary School in Corpus Christi, current enrollment is only 60 students.

Utah: A student at Pine View High School arrested for bringing a homemade bomb to school, and is suspected of vandalizing another school with Islamic State (DAIISH) graffiti.  Lawmakers want to spend a record $36-million tax dollars to deal with an expected increase in enrollment of more than 7-thousand new students.  Lawmakers also requiring sex ed to teach the evils of porno and teach student show to say ‘no’ to sex (known as ‘refusal skills’).

Vermont: Less than half of grade schools have phone systems that can interact with the 9-1-1 system, despite taxpayer funding to update the system. The potentially deadly discrepancy was discovered during a training event in 2013. The state Secretary of Education suddenly resigned just before she was to make the final decision regarding the Act 46 school district consolidation program.

Virginia: Tidewater Community College begging employees over 60 to retire early, and is laying off an undisclosed number of people due to being $6-million USD in the hole following a 35% crash in enrollments!

Washington: Amazon owned online education software maker TenMarks “…will no longer be available after the 2018-2019 school year.”  Kent School District eliminating 136 jobs (on top of the 45 job cuts announced last month) due to being in the hole $7-million USD!  District administrators admitted the massive deficit is their fault after they wrongly thought student enrollments were going up, which resulted in the hiring of more staff, and even the increase of some salaries, that now can’t be justified!

Washington DC: San Diego Free Press:The Awful Plight of Washington DC Schools Reveals the Failure of reforms

Washington Post: DC Public Schools taking over all-girls charter school in Southeast

West Virginia: Lawmakers gave public grade school teachers a 5% raise, after a statewide strike shutdown schools. Students will now have to attend classes during Spring Break and Summer, to make up for the shutdown.
Wisconsin: An 11 years old girl died in the Meyer Junior High (officially called by the British empire term ‘Middle School’) in River Falls, the only info given to news media was that the girl was “unresponsive”.   Then at River Falls High School a student was arrested for posting on social media “a questionable comment” which included pics of a gun. Even though police ‘judged’ the social media post as not credible, they still arrested the student for disorderly behavior.  CBS58: Oconomowoc High School…  …More than 150 people went to the hospital feeling ill with five of those people testing positive for high levels of carbon monoxide.”
Wyoming: Uinta County School District #1 approved the use of guns by teachers.  Last year state lawmakers delegated the authority of allowing teachers to have guns in schools to local school districts.

Dumbing Down U.S.A., February 2018: “PORCH MONKEY”

“porch monkey”: Dumbing Down U.S.A., February 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.

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

PolitiFact: No ‘official’ definition of what a mass school shooting is, liberals lie about number of school shootings

Private school teacher reveals Israel is behind False Flag military style school security ops: I’m a Teacher Who Went Through Firearm Training And it was an absurd disaster.

NPR: School counselors can’t keep up with increasing student anxieties

Arkansas: University of Arkansas Medical Science eliminating 124 additional jobs, on top of the 6-hundred positions announced last month, due to being $72.3-million USD in the hole!

California: The Learning Policy Institute surveyed 25 school districts and found that despite taxpayer funded incentives teacher shortages continue to be a problem.  A Yuba City High School teacher accused of sex crimes. A substitute teacher at Highland Elementary School, in Vallejo, accused of slapping a six years old special-ed student.  A math teacher in the San Dieguito Union High School District resigned after being accused of ‘inappropriate behavior’ with 14 students.  In Los Angeles, after 63 years Caravan Book Store shutdown. Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) approved plans to kill 139 full-time jobs, on top of the 53 teacher aide jobs already killed, due to Los Angeles County Office of Education demanding $16-million in budget cuts for PUSD!   Berkeley Unified School District (BUSD) warning of layoffs due to being $1.8-million USD in the hole. It was also revealed that BUSD is spending more than 100-thousand tax dollars per year on legal/consulting fees.   Calaveras Unified School District laying off nine teachers and eliminating the  technical education Police Science program due to what I call DSS.  There was a warning that more layoffs are in the works: “We’re hoping enough teachers retire so we won’t have to lay off as many people. We won’t know until May.”-Zerrall McDaniel

The Los Angeles Times reveals that school security in southern California is actually covert class warfare!

Colorado: A 65 years old teacher with the Methodist Children’s Center disappeared, his vehicle was found abandoned near a trail in Clear Creek County, it’s suspected he got lost while cross country skiing.

Connecticut: Wallingford Schools eliminating 12 teaching jobs despite a taxpayer funded spending increase of $2.44-million USD.  Some of the increased funding is being spent on hiring more mental health counselors (apparently students have become so weak minded) and a faculty survey!

Florida: Saints Peter & Paul Catholic School, in Miami, fired a teacher for marrying a person of the same sex.  Several sheriff’s deputies remained outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School while a shooter was blasting away inside the school, killing 17 people, the cops claim the gunshots they heard were taking place outside the school.  Is this more proof of an anti-2nd Amendment False Flag operation?  It was also revealed that the FBI, the local school district and even local law enforcement knew about the shooter’s mental problems/shooting plans for months before the shooting took place. NPR: Logs Of 911 Calls Reveal The Troubled History

CNN: A series of failures in Florida shooting

Naples News Times: Teachers wanted Nikolas Cruz transferred to alternative school 

Georgia: A supposedly well-liked Dalton High School teacher brought a gun to school and barricaded himself in a classroom. Police say he refused to say why, but pointed out that the teacher was officially against the idea of allowing teachers to bring guns to school.

Hawaii: The non-profit Filipino Community Center chapter 11 bankrupt busted.  A teacher at King Kekaulike High School is accused of showing students cartoon pornography.

Idaho: Incompetent state leaders spent $7-million tax dollars on college advisers and mentors for the 2017-18 school year, and next school year they plan to spend $9-million, due to high school graduates not being able to meet college requirements.  I wonder what would happen if they spent that money directly on high school education (not to be confused with high school administration)?  Despite what the mainstream national fake new media says about guns and teachers, Idaho schools allow the use of guns in their safety protocols. 

Indiana: Allows teachers to use guns.  Book publisher Readerlink issued a shutdown WARN for its distribution ops in Indianapolis, 147 jobs gone by the end of August!

Iowa: God powerless to stop ‘his’ liberal Graceland University from suddenly laying off 19 people, and more layoffs are expected because student enrollment is expected to continue crashing for the next ten years (The Rapture?).  A now former Buchanan Elementary teacher pled guilty to child porn charges.

Kentucky:  The Book and Music Exchange shutdown its Louisville location, the assistant manager saying “Financial difficulties is all I’m allowed to disclose.”   Pike County School District allowing teachers to use guns. 

Massachusetts: City of Everett Schools suddenly laid off 110 people due to losing $8-million USD (referred to as ‘serious financial issues’)!  The ultimate bullies in the state court ruled that you can’t sue a school district for failing to protect your child from be bullied at school!  This after a family tried to sue Lynn School District when their child was permanently paralyzed by school bullies! This also comes after it was revealed that public schools physically restrained students 9-thousand times last school year!  Dorchester charter school on probation for financial mismanagement.

Michigan: In Wayne, god powerless to stop the shutdown of ‘his’ 93 years old (surviving The Great Depression and numerous recessions) Saint Mary Catholic School due to $5-million USD of debt caused by crashing enrollments (down 243 students since the 2010-11 school year).

Minnesota: McNally Smith College of Music now chapter 7 bankrupt and being liquidated to pay its creditors, including unpaid employees.

Mississippi: Despite using his .45 caliber pistol to stop a school shooter, a now former assistant principal says teachers shouldn’t be forced to use guns. 

Missouri: Missouri State University eliminating 32 jobs due to an $8-million USD shortfall in state taxpayer funding.

New Hampshire:  A now former teacher at the Episcopal Saint Paul’s School arrested for interfering with investigations into accusations that he committed sex crimes with students for years.

New York: It’s been revealed that a teacher who worked at four private schools in the 1970s-80s was a sexual predator and school administrators covered it up.  A teacher at Thurgood Marshall Academy was arrested with seven pounds of date rape drugs!

Ohio: In Marblehead, after 14 years Ex Libris Bookshop shutdown, it was opened for the purpose of raising money to help build the Ida Rupp Public Library.  In Xenia, Blue Jacket Books shutdown, a “terrible” holiday season was the final straw.  A Covington Independent Schools teacher suspended without pay for calling a student a “porch monkey”.

Oklahoma: God powerless to stop ‘his’ Saint Gregory’s University from going chapter 7 bankrupt dead, after a failed attempt to get a taxpayer funded loan from the USDA, 110 jobs gone, 550 students now looking for a new home!  U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that Sooner State has the lowest average teacher salary in the entire United States.

South Carolina:  Teacher shortage reaches crisis level. 

South Dakota: Sioux Falls teacher denied health insurance coverage for cancer treatment. 

Texas: The Lone Star State already allows teachers to use guns.  A teacher at Cypress Woods High School investigated for hitting a student with his belt, after the student spat on him.

Utah: Beehive State already allows teachers to use guns.  A teacher at Logan High School accused of sex crimes with female student.

Vermont: Castleton University warning of mass layoffs due to an expected loss of $1.5-million USD for the current school year. Administrators blamed crashing high school graduation rates for crashing college admissions.

Washington: Kent School District eliminating 45 jobs, pay raises for non-union employees canceled, due to lack of taxpayer funding. Optimistic school administrators had predicted much higher student enrollments, based on all the new housing projects in the district, but they were wrong.  It was revealed that a teacher at Garfield High School knew of a student’s plan to shoot-up the school, and did nothing about it. Despite the potential-shooter’s own snapchat posts, it took several complaints from classmates before police arrested him.  The teacher offered to resign, the student swears he was joking.

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

Falling Down: U.S. model kit/railroad hobby demise, 2016-17

Incomplete list of U.S. model kit/hobby shop, retail/wholesale industry shutdowns from 2016 through 2017:

“The local hobby shop was closed up….No big deal, I thought….I can always go to another. Wrong. When I looked, every hobby shop within 50 miles of my house had been closed.”

California: After 45 years brick-n-mortar chain store, as well as mail order and online retailer, Hobby People (formerly Hobby Shack) suddenly shutdown, possibly in connection to the founder’s death although many fans say quality of service had been in decline, and the company ‘lost’ some of its in-house brands.  In Palm Desert, the owner of popular Uncle Don’s Hobbies was found laying on the side of a road, dead.  His hobby shop had been robbed of merchandise, including RC (drone) electronics, months earlier.  In Goleta (Santa Barbara), California Hobbies was robbed of RC (drone) monster trucks, it was caught on video.   News reports out of Long Beach report that local hobby shops are being repeatedly robbed, the burglars are targeting RC (drone) electronics.

Colorado:  In Denver, Guinness Book certified as the world’s largest model train store in 2014, Caboose Hobbies shutdown after 65 years because the owner wants to retire.  At one time the model train store employed 60 people!

Idaho: After making an attempt to stay alive in 2015, by moving to a much smaller location, east Idaho’s once iconic Dapco Hobbies finally died, and nobody noticed.

Illinois:    In Bloomington, after 63 years Hobbyland shutdown after a failed attempt to sell the store.

Indiana:  Granger Hobby Stop shutdown after 18 years, the owner says he never recovered from the 2008 recession.

Massachusetts:  In Brocktown, after six years Hogie’s Hobbies shutdown, but continues to run its model railroad museum.  The owner blames customers for his hobby shop shutdown saying for the month of December he had a measly $5-hundred USD in sales: “There’s a lot of people downtown, but they don’t spend their money downtown. The whole atmosphere for people actually shopping here is not here.”-Bill Hogan

Michigan: 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.  In Bridgeport,  after 23 years hobby shop Junction Valley Railroad announced on Facebook “Due to declining sales, we are being forced to close the Hobby Shop Doors! 
Our final day open will be October 31, 2017!”

Montana: In Great Falls, after more than 25 years Hobby Land shutdown, the owner said she was ready to retire.

New Hampshire: In West Lebanon, Hobbies ’N’ Stuff/Valley Art Suppliers evicted by the the Grafton County Sheriff at the request of the landlord. The owner of the hobby shop told customers he had to shutdown due to health problems, but the landlord’s civil complaint said the owner hadn’t paid the rent for months (more than $10-thousand USD worth).

New Jersey: After 48 years Jackson Hobby Shop put up for sale due to the owner’s health problems.  If it doesn’t sell it’ll be shutdown.  Shadow Hobbies was robbed of thousands of dollars worth of stuff, including RC (drone) electronics, it was caught on video. 

New York: After 31 years Niagara Hobby & Craft Mart shutdown due to crashing sales: “We can’t compete on price with the national chains or an internet-only site. But you can’t stand inside the internet and ask to open a package or put a locomotive on a test track and see it run.”-John S. Kavulich

North Carolina: In business since 1968 the owners of the two story The Antique Barn and Hobby Shop blame declining sales caused by internet competition, plus Mother Earth’s climate change, for their demise: “We were making money, but it’s going down. Ten years ago it was thriving and 18 years ago we were a victim of Floyd and we had 7 feet of water in here for a couple of weeks. So we started from scratch again and of course, we had two more 500-year floods this past year, Matthew and in April this one that didn’t even have a name…”

Ohio: After 40 years John’s Hobby Shop shutdown so the owner could retire.

Oklahoma: Christian Evangelical Hobby Lobby caught illegally importing more than 5-thousand artifacts from The Middle East.  The top illegal artifact dealer in The Middle East is Islamic State (DAIISH).  Hobby Lobby admits most of those illegally acquired artifacts were meant to be displayed in their massive Biblical Museum in Washington DC.

Pennsylvania:   After 33 years J&C Hobbies shutdown so the owners could take a “proper vacation”.

Rhode Island: AA Hobby Shop was hit by burglars who apparently didn’t steal anything, it was caught on video. 

Texas: A San Antonio Hobby Town was robbed by a man armed with brass knuckles.  Police say the man seemed obsessed with RC vehicles (drones).

Utah: Police captured burglars when they tried to sell the stolen goods, including RC (drone) kits burgaled from a hobby shop in Sandy, on the OfferUp app.

In Canada: R.I.P. Niagara Central Hobbies


Car and Driver: Where Have All the Hobby Stores Gone?


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

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

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

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

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



Operation Snow Bash: Idaho trains up the children, for war!

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“A lot of this is teaching resiliency training to military kids so they know how to cope with deployments and know that there’s a support system always there for them.”-Katie Kohlbecker, father is member of Idaho State Militia

Idaho National Guard has a Child and Youth Services program which held a four day Beyond Camp Wonderland-Snow Bash 2018 to instill team building and leadership skills, and build resiliency for tough times ahead, in the children that took part.

Beyond Camp Wonderland-Snow Bash 2018, Cascade, Idaho

One participant gave ominous Orwellian sounding praise for the program: Everyone is the same because we all have parents in the military. It’s different than interacting with kids at school because most kids at school don’t have parents in the military and don’t know what it’s like to have a parent gone.”-Elijah Maisey

Keep in mind that Idaho is one of only 11 U.S. states that have the highest per capita participation rate in the U.S. military system! (IDAHO ONE OF ONLY 11 STATES SUPPLYING MOST OF THE HUMAN CANNON FODDER FOR THE OBAMA REGIME)

Children can join the Idaho National Guard Child and Youth Services when they turn ten years old.  They can even gain rank: “It’s rewarding to see the development of the older kids who have transitioned from campers, to counselors to chaperons.”-Colonel Farin Schwartz

Beyond Camp Wonderland-Snow Bash 2018, Cascade, Idaho

Beyond Camp Wonderland is held every six months.







“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.” 


“closed indefinitely”: Idaho’s Continued Economic Destruction, 2017

Incomplete list of economic related events in the U.S. Gem State of Idaho, 2017.

January: In the overwhelmingly christian (Mormon) dominated south eastern part of The Gem State, some christians actually campaigned against Pastor Jacqualine ‘Big Momma’ Thomas’ planned homeless shelter in Pocatello! After a local Muslim doctor started the financial ball rolling in favor of the homeless shelter (waking up true local Christians who had money to donate), a group of christians went to the city council to point out that the Sublette Street property was not zoned for “transitional housing”.  The Mormon dominated city promptly revoked the temporary operating permit.  Pastor Big Momma commented to local news media that she’s taking this as a sign that god has a better location in mind.

February: Burley based King’s Variety continues its slow death spiral, announcing it will continue shutting down stores.  King’s is down to just 19 stores across six states: “The retail climate has radically changed in the past decade….Brick and mortar stores need feet and faces to survive as we have salaries, rents and other costs to cover. Unfortunately for us that is not the current landscape.”

For some reason the state Department of Labor sat on a WARN from Pocatello based call center operator Mountain West Research, until February 2017.   The notice is dated October 2016 and reveals that 194 people lost their jobs (the state Dept. of Labor listing doesn’t say when the layoffs actually took place)!  Just in case I missed something I checked local news media reports and found nothing about this huge, and apparently sudden layoff.  It’s not the first time the company suddenly killed jobs, Mountain West Research did the same thing in Idaho Falls, back in 2012,  but that mass layoff got the attention of the local news media (I wonder why the Pokey layoffs were missed?).  The Pocatello Mountain West Research location on 675 Yellowstone Avenue is currently listed as available for rent by Premier Properties, however, its website is still up-and-running and lists an address of 1110 Yellowstone Avenue. 

March: Vanity went bankrupt dead, shutting down all 137 stores across 27 U.S. states, including stores in Chubbuck, Idaho Falls, Boise, Coeur d’Alene and Twin Falls.

Ammo maker Federal Cartridge (Federal Premium Ammunition) suddenly furloughed 1-hundred employees at its Lewiston factory, blaming hunters and Donald Trump: “…we experienced a challenging retail environment due in part to a weak hunting season and the outcome of the 2016 presidential election.”

As I warned back in 2016, Islamic extremist U.S. ally Saudi Arabia’s funding cuts to Idaho State University (ISU, in Pocatello) could result in layoffs. Local news media reporting that ISU is dealing with a $12-million USD shortfall and the loss of 35% of its Middle Eastern students!  ISU admin warned of layoffs if state taxpayers aren’t forced to make up the funding difference!  (Related: SAUDI ARABIA TAKES OVER TEXAS OIL SUPPLY & SOUTHEAST U.S. FUEL SALES!)

Also in Pocatello, after six years Element Outfitters shutting down soon, the owners are focusing on their other retail operations saying “We’re just consolidating and becoming a lot more efficient”.  They told local news media that while their brick-n-mortar-store sales have flat-lined their internet sales are “growing strongly.”

After 17 years Affinity, one of the largest mental health services provider in the Boise area, was shutdown following a raid by the IRS. Hundreds of employees now unemployed and at least 8-hundred patients with nowhere to go.  Local news media reported that the federal Internal Revenue Service has yet to explain the raid.

Burley based King’s Variety shutdown its 14 years old, and recently remodeled, store in Orofino.  Local news media now say all remaining 21 stores will shutdown.   Dollar Express issued a shutdown WARN for its Emmett store, due to the sudden takeover by Dollar General.     In Idaho Falls, after 20 years Park Avenue Antique Mall shutdown, the owners were forced to retire after an ice-jam caused water damage to the building, and they don’t have enough money to fix it and maintain their retail business.   However, since they own the building they hope to find a sucker, I mean people who’ll want to rent it.  In the same area, The Collective Cache shutdown, the building is being renovated for a retail business that’s moving from The Grand Teton Mall to the former Collective Cache location.

Idaho’s U.S. Senators Jim Risch and Mike Crapo (along with David Perdue of Georgia) reintroduced a bill that would make labor strikes at U.S. ports illegal, for the benefit of foreign companies: “By qualifying the ‘slowdown’ tactic as an unfair labor practice, this bill will ensure businesses can continue to import and export their goods…..:”

April:  In Nampa,  after 44 years the Yesteryear Shoppe shutdown due to eviction after the lease was canceled.  The owner of the shop blamed his crashing revenues on radically changing trends.

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

Sears Holdings announced that the Coeur d’Alene Kmart will shutdown in October.

 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services shows that almost 40% of Idahoans have ‘pre-existing’ medical conditions that would prevent them from getting health insurance.  The Washington based franchise owner of Positive Changes Hypnosis Centers, ET Research, went bankrupt and shutdown its Boise office without warning.  The parent company in Iowa said ET Research was in so much debt they owed money to 1-thousand-2-hundred creditors!   A Rexburg woman had her insurance license revoked by state officials after she filed false medical claims. 

An estimated 100 million pounds of spoiled onions have been disposed of in Idaho and Oregon following a winter of unprecedented snowfall.

Eastern Idaho potato growers are at least a week behind normal, and even further behind compared to their early starts the past two seasons. 

May:  In Boise, after 45 years of six to ten hour days, six days per week, the surviving co-owner of Bow Wow Auto Parts shutting it down so she can retire.  After seven years non-profit glass recycler Usful Glassworks shutdown due to lack of funding/donations.   The Idaho Wine Commission is accusing the city of Boise of intentionally restricting the issuing of booze permits for public events.  It started last year when the city switched to issuing only one catering permit per event.  The result is that many area wineries are refusing to take part in Boise events: “As a consequence of this, we no longer…. participate in events in Boise.”-Earl Sullivan, Telaya Wine Company

Despite mormon dominated Pocatello City Council, and the Bonneville Neighborhood Association, denying her request to open a homeless shelter Pastor Jacqualine ‘Big Momma’ Thomas is still at it!  Thomas claims the new undisclosed property she’s considering is zoned residential/commercial, so there shouldn’t be a problem from ‘christian’ dominated organizations who don’t think homelessness is a problem in the Pocatello area.  Also, she just won Ms Idaho Senior Citizen! 

After decades the Chubbuck Pizza Hut joined a sibling Pocatello Pizza Hut in being suddenly shutdown

After decades the Chubbuck Pizza Hut joined a sibling Pocatello Pizza Hut in being suddenly shutdown

After years of negative customer reviews one of two Pocatello Pizza Huts quietly shutdown, as did the Pizza Hut in Chubbuck.  Both shuttered Pizza Huts were repainted olive green and are now for sale.  The owners decided to ‘consolidate’ their three Pizza Hut locations into one location in Pocatello, code for saying they weren’t making enough profits to justify all three locations.

Because of more than a decade of drought Idaho ‘lawmakers’ came up with a law changing how state controlled aquifers are recharged, now they’re claiming success as recharging efforts resulted in more than expected water capture.  However, the new law involves taxpayers paying independent canal operators to divert their water into state aquifers.  Under complicated water access ‘rights’ laws the state of Idaho is limited to how much water it can collect for its aquifers, but, by paying canal operators the state can get around the access limit.

Idaho is incorrectly known as the potato state even though potatoes are not its biggest ag product (the myth is perpetuated by the potato industry and the state government), beef is usually the biggest money making ag product in Idaho. Then  there’s fishing.  Anglers from around the U.S. come to Idaho to fish but this year the Spring chinook season was shutdown early due to low numbers of the salmon: “….we are still very concerned regarding our ability to collect brood stock for future hatchery releases. In addition, returns of natural chinook salmon in the Salmon River are far below expected and are likely to fall below the level needed for incidental hook and release mortality within those fisheries.”-Brett Bowersox, Idaho Department of Fish and Game

Insurance company BridgeSpan announced it will exit The Gem State’s ObamaCare system in 2018, due to lack of profits and “uncertainty and instability for the exchanges”.

God was completely powerless to stop ‘his’ LDS-mormon ‘elected’ U.S. congressman Raúl Rafael Labrador (now running for gov’na of Idaho) from stating “Nobody dies because they don’t have access to healthcare.”  I personally know somebody (the mother of my children) who died because she was refused access to healthcare, and she had insurance!

June:  At the beginning of 2017 it was revealed that ‘fake news’ Idaho republicans made a secret deal with Amazon to impose an internet sales tax on any Idahoan who buys online!   The Idaho Tax Commission reports that so far there’s been no significant increase in tax revenues as a result!  (more proof internet retail sales are not to blame for low brick-n-mortar sales, it’s the whole economy that’s crashing)


No more "well loved by customers" pawn shop on Yellowstone Avenue, Pocatello, Idaho.

It was discovered that 50 years old, ‘well loved by customers’ (according to Facebook postings) Shamrock Rare Coins (aka Amy’s Shamrock Coins) pawn shop in Pocatello secretly shutdown, even the official website is offline.   Mitt Romney co-founded wunderkind Staples announced it will shutdown its Pocatello store in August, falsely blaming “customers” for shopping online. (Karen Edwards, instructor at University of South Carolina’s College of Hospitality Retailing and Sport Management, stated to local news media that internet sales make up only 10%-15% of all U.S. retail sales!  And by the way, Staples sells online!)

A freedom of information request by Times-News-magicvalley.com revealed that U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) is considering Jerome as the site of a new taxpayer funded immigrant prison!   It’s the result of ICE losing access to a 3-hundred bed prison in Utah.  ICE is hoping to use the existing Jerome County Detention Center, and expand it by 60 beds.  The Times-News estimated it would cost U.S. taxpayers $1.4-million USD per year to operate an immigrant prison in Idaho.  Another newspaper, Spokesman-Review, reported that hundreds of Idahoans are protesting the plans for an immigrant prison in their backyard.

U.S. Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Statistics Service reported that Gem State winter wheat and hay harvests are nearly a month early, due to climate change.

A major screw-up resulted in the closing Coeur d’Alene Kmart getting a big shipment of ‘blank’ American Apparel-Supreme branded t-shirts.  Shoppers were able to re-sell the t-shirts on ebay, until Kmart realized what was going on and removed the labels from the remaining inventory.   In Lewiston, the Sears Hometown is for sale because the franchise owners say they can’t afford to renew the license to operate it.

Another year, another insurance increase, this time the greedy health insurance companies want a 38% jump (and that’s the average, some will be higher) in premiums paid by all you happy taxpayers!  More proof The Gem State’s version of ObamaCare is a failure; in Idaho Falls the Community Family Clinic (for people with no ObamaCare insurance) is dealing with an increase in patient volume, and as such is expanding their operations for uninsured people: “The new building will be three times the size of the one we’re in now and will provide more access for patients to come in and be seen.”-Arnold Cantu, administrator


 This the Chubbuck, Idaho, Walmart. Consumer Reports ranked Walmart 67th out of 68!

Chubbuck, Idaho, Walmart blames skyrocketing crime for halting 24 hours operations!

The Walmart in Chubbuck has joined other Walmarts around the U.S. in ceasing its 24 hours of being open to the public.  This comes after months of using contracted security guards to try and stop skyrocketing shoplifting.  Walmart claims the use of security guards was able to stop the theft of about $20-thousand USD worth of merchandise in just one week.  Even recent transplant to Chubbuck, Nancy Hurley, says crime has skyrocketed in the tiny (about 14-thousand people according to recent Census Bureau data, down from 18-thousand in late 1990s) east Idaho city: “When we first moved here about 12 years ago, there seemed to be very little crime, but now it’s really picked up with the drugs and the shoplifting and stuff, so it is concerning.”-interviewed by KPVI

Bye bye, Pocatello Meineke!

Blind Bat News reader ‘Catherine’ discovered the less than three years old Meineke auto repair shop, near the Westwood Mall in Pocatello, secretly shutdown.  Just ten months ago a local news paper declared the Meineke repair shop “ranked among the best performing franchises in the nation” with the “seventh best net sales-volume in the nation.”   ‘Catherine’ reported there was a note taped to the door apologizing for the sudden shutdown, but no reason for it was given.

In the sparsely populated town of Oldtown, after 23 years Ben Franklin Variety (formerly a Sprouse-Reitz prior to the 1990s) shutdown.  The now former store manager told local news media their busiest day was the last day of business.  Clothier Filson issued a shutdown WARN for its store in Post Falls, 45 jobs gone by the end of October.

“Effective immediately” the state Department of Labor Director Ken Edmunds resigned.  It could be the result of a former Labor Department employee suing the department because his personal cell phone was illegally searched! It turns out the former employee was a whistle-blower trying to save taxpayer dollars by revealing the Department of Labor was violating state purchasing laws and wasting government resources (for which he was fired, firing an employee for revealing the truth is a violation of federal law).  However, Right to Work (you over) ‘christian’ gov’na Butch Otter swears his Labor Department director did not resign over the federal lawsuit.

Canyon County reporting a record number of people being detained on ‘involuntary mental health holds’.  They set a record in July of 123 people on mental health holds, at a cost to taxpayers of $153-thousand USD.  Canyon County is now demanding state leaders spend more money building a new crisis center in their county.  So far the state is spending several millions of tax dollars on four crisis centers throughout The Gem State.

 In Nampa, state investigators accusing Southwest Idaho Treatment Center of abusing seven adult residents.  Six employees involved, two directly abusing the patients, the other four knew about it but did nothing to stop it or report it.  They are now unemployed.   The state Department of Insurance made it official and publicly released the now annual proposed ObamaCare-ACA insurance rate increases for 2018.  All ‘plans’ will go up, but the ‘Silver Plan’ will be jacked by a whopping average of 50% (one insurance provider, PacificSource Health, is skyrocketing their Silver rates by 81%)!  Employers are pissed: “There’s one thing if it was increases and the coverage was better.  The problem is……the coverage is getting less, so now I’m paying a lot for a little, and that’s a hard one to swallow.”-Shawn Lund, CFO Steel West

10 former Idaho State University athletes threatened to retract $80-thousand USD in donations if the university president and the athletic director don’t resign, because “…we believe the state of ISU athletics is at an all-time low. When comparing ISU to its Big Sky peers, it’s easy to see that ISU is at the bottom of the league in facilities. Coaches’ pay, fundraising efforts and competitive records for revenue sports are also among the worst in the Big Sky Conference.”   Then suddenly, without warning, ISU president Arthur Vailas resigned!  Officially he said he was “retiring”.  ISU also reported that ‘preliminary’ overall enrollment is down for the Fall Semester, again, despite Freshman enrollment being up by about 2-hundred.

In Twin Falls County somebody is shooting livestock.  In the past month two Llamas were killed, as well as a cattle rancher’s prize bull and heifer. A railroad track runs along the properties where the killings took place (somebody shooting from a train?).  In Bonneville County somebody shot and killed eight cows, leaving their bodies to rot, the local Sheriff believes they’ll find more dead cows.

In Idaho Falls, after 20 years Sarah’s Candy Cottage announced on Facebook that they must shutdown due to being “bought out”.

September: The Gem State’s wheat crop is down 5% over the past five years, but the quality is higher than ever.  State officials are also boasting of a multi-million USD deal with Republic of China (Taiwan) for Idaho wheat.  This might be good news for Idaho farmers but it means less of the grain available for the domestic U.S. market, which could drive prices for U.S. consumers up.

In Mormon dominated Jefferson School District 251 parents demanded George Orwell’s 1984 be banned for its sexual content. After an even bigger outcry from those who objected to such a violation of the U.S. 1st Amendment, school administrators stated “…it is simply not true that 1984 has been banned at Rigby High School.”  State law requires that high schools help students develop a four years plan to prep for college, but an investigation by East Idaho News says it ain’t happening. Counselors admitted they don’t have the staffing or financial resources to comply with state law.

IdahoEdNews reporting that the number of new teacher hires who do not have a teaching degree is at record highs, due to the fact there is a massive teacher shortage in The Gem State.

Some of Idaho’s ObamaCare Your Health Idaho board members are questioning the state’s decision to hire ‘christian’ Saint Luke’s Health System to ‘help’ people pick an ObamaCare insurance plan.  Not only is the state using taxpayer dollars to pay Saint Luke’s but Saint Luke’s could directly benefit as one of the ObamaCare-ACA insurance providers is directly connected to Saint Luke’s (SelectHealth).  Tennessee based RCCH HealthCare Partners suddenly laid off 62 people at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston, as a result of the ‘christian’ Lewiston hospital being taken over by RCCH in May.  State government to get $438-thousand USD as a result of the EpiPen Medicaid rebate scandal.  I wonder what they’ll do with the money?

While the state’s Department of Labor boasts record low unemployment numbers, and despite some rural counties reporting record low population numbers, the U.S. Census Bureau is reporting record numbers of homeless people in the sparsely populated Gem State and it’s only going up!  Also, a state run homeless Point-In-Time counting program claims a 10% drop in homeless people since 2016, but the Vice President of Housing and Support Programs, Brady Ellis, admits “We believe there’s a considerable number of more homeless individuals…..a lot of variables there in terms of identifying them and being able to include them in the numbers we use.”  It should also be noted that the Point-In-Time homeless survey counts only those people who are willing to answer the survey questions.   East Idaho News recently conducted an experiment to see how beggars were being treated in eastern Idaho.

After years of claiming the economy was growing, and denying there was a growing homeless problem, and of treating homeless people like criminals to be rounded up and put in ‘concentration camps’, and despite officially record low unemployment numbers, the city of Boise, students at Boise State University, and Ada County, are relenting and spending millions of taxpayer and donor dollars building first ever dedicated homeless services called Our Path Home and New Path Community Housing!  And in a No-Shit-Sherlock! moment a homeless advocate admitted that past homeless policies, which basically criminalized people for being homeless, failed to stop homelessness“Though we were well-intentioned, we as a community were retraumatizing the same population we were trying to help. It’s a very traumatic process to be, let’s say, discharged from a hospital to an emergency shelter, to putting your name on maybe 13 waiting lists around the county, to having to retell your story 13 times, to not being sure when your name next comes up on the list.”-Wyatt Schroeder, CATCH of Ada County

Despite ‘elected’ leaders constantly claiming growth in the state, the population in the Clark County is officially crashing and burning.  The U.S. Census Bureau ranks Clark County among the 15 most sparsely populated counties in the United States at only one person for every two square miles!  The population has been declining since 2000 (which, as I’ve written before, is when the economy went south for Idaho, and has yet to recover), and is expected to continue declining (there’s only 860 people currently in the county).  Declining local populations are another reason why state leaders are accepting additional federal bribes, I mean funding to take in immigrants and refugees at record numbers.

Crashing local population numbers might be one reason Idaho leaders are boasting record low unemployment numbers!

The Gem State’s worsening problem with its foster care Guardians ad Litem (GaL) program resulted in the legislature increasing taxpayer funding by 75% (most GaLs are private volunteer organizations), and it made national news with U.S. News & World Report. 

A lawsuit by Shoshone-Bannock Tribes revealed that chemical company FMC stopped paying for the storage of hazardous waste on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation (known as Eastern Michaud Flats Superfund site).  FMC paid the fees until suddenly tearing down its chemical factory and abandoning the site in 2002, yet continued to store hazardous waste there.  A federal court ruled FMC owes the tribe $19.5-million USD.

More shenanigans for Idaho’s prison system after a man arrested for driving intoxicated was put into a cell with a convicted mass-murderer.  Yep, the mass-murderer killed the drunk guy!

The new owner of the only funeral home in Valley County discovered that the former county coroner was ‘disappearing’ the bodies of locals who recently died.  Eventually an investigation by Idaho State Police was launched.  However the new owner of the funeral home said this “We were getting calls from families wanting to know where their loved ones were. I didn’t have any clue where the bodies were…..    He was keeping the bodies at his home in the coroner’s truck….”   Apparently the former coroner, Nathan Hess, was selling the bodies in Boise because he’s been charged with “using public position for personal gain”.

For the third time in a row another sudden resignation of a public official, this time over sexual harassment and even “violence”.  It was revealed that in August that the Controller’s Office Chief of Staff Dan Goicoechea suddenly resigned after an investigation was launched into claims by a state employee of “sexual advancements”and “threats of violence” by Goicoechea. The employee said she was not the only one threatened and that such acts had been ongoing with other employees before she was hired.  What’s also interesting is that state government officials waited a month before revealing the resignation.

Another ‘elected’ official revealed to be lying, this time about her residency status.  From 2010 to 2016 Priscilla Giddings claimed residency in Ada County, according to property tax records, yet she was elected as the state representative for Idaho County in 2016.  State law says you must reside in the county you want to represent for at least one year before running for state office.  State law also says you can claim property tax exemption only for the home you live in.

October: Something to cry over, onion crop yields in Idaho and Oregon are 30% smaller compared to last year, resulting in less of a supply, causing a doubling of prices for consumers (50 pound bag yellow onions now averaging $10, last year it was $5.50).  The smaller harvest is blamed on the weather.

The biggest electric utility company in The Gem State, Idaho Power, is demanding customers fork-over $220-million USD to pay for a new hydroelectric dam on the border with Oregon!

 Medicare Health Plans ranked Gem State doctors as the most overworked in the United States!  Idaho is ranked in 49th place for number of doctors available to the general public.  The state Department of Insurance claims worker comp insurance rates for employers will drop by 5.8% in 2018.   Idahoans on Medicare part D will pay the highest national average premium for their doctor issued drugs; $65.52.  Safe Haven Health Care issued a WARN, 117 jobs in Pocatello and Chubbuck gone by November!  

In Pocatello, ON Semiconductor got a $335-thousand USD state taxpayer funded grant to create five new jobs.  But most of the grant money will actually go towards retraining existing employees.  Taxpayers continue funding the ongoing FBI data center project in Pocatello.  The project started a year and a half ago, but only now had an official groundbreaking ceremony (last year ignorant local news media said the project would be done by now).  The Federal Bureau of Investigation says it’ll be one of three such ‘core enterprise facilities’ in the U.S., which are meant to save taxpayers money by consolidating existing data centers (less operating costs, including less people) and by using the so called cloud.

 Idaho taxpayer funded France based public transportation contractor Transdev-Valley Regional Transit-ValleyRide issued a WARN, 102 Boise jobs gone in November!  American Falls getting a state taxpayer funded grant of $20-thousand USD to fix-up its water system, however, city taxpayers still have to come up with an additional $20-thousand.  Iona City wants to issue $3.9-billion USD in bonds (debt that has to be paid back by all you happy taxpayers) to improve its water system, which will cause water bills to go up by $19 per month (I live in the city of Chubbuck and they issued so many bonds, most without our knowledge, that our basic [not counting the per thousand gallon water use rate] water/trash bills went from $39 per month in the late 1990s to almost $1-hundred now!  And they recently issued another $3-million in bonds for “property improvement” projects, which we taxpayers have to eventually payoff!).

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) survey reports that one in four Gem State high school students are bullied, prescription drug abuse is up and that teen suicide contemplation is at a ten years high!  The local economy is so bad that marching band students at Pocatello High School couldn’t afford to pay the mandatory fees and had to turn to a GoFundMe operation so they could attend competitions (a far cry from when my eldest daughter was a proud Pokey marching band member, and we could barely afford the fees then)!  Speaking of bad economies,eleven cash-strapped schools got federal USDA taxpayer funded grant money for much needed new kitchen equipment.  Also, 120 cash-strapped schools on the eastern side of the state took part in a pathetic ‘two-day five-minute’ Idaho Lottery scratcher contest, it was the largest act of desperation, I mean scratcher contest to date!   Dietrich School District quietly settle a boy-on-boy sexual assault and racism lawsuit.  One football player was sexually attacked by three other football players in the high school locker room in 2015.  The details of the settlement are currently sealed in federal court.

 The South Fork Archery Range being for forced to shutdown because the city of Idaho Falls is refusing to renew the lease, local news reports say the city owned electrical utility is planning to use the land for a substation.    In Bannock County the Sheriff is again begging cash-strapped taxpayers to agree to fork-over $16-million USD to expand the prison, due to prison overcrowding in the Mormon dominated county.   While Bannock County struggles with prison overcrowding, Ada County (home of the state capital Boise) was awarded a MacArthur Foundation’s Safety and Justice Challenge $1-million USD grant to shape up its ‘criminal justice’ system.  The piddly grant will create eight new jobs to combat the skyrocketing prison population. The Gem State has yet to comply with the federal police-state Homeland Security on issuing federally tracked Real-IDs, however, the state Department of Transportation announced it will begin doing so in 2018, so get ready to fork-over some big bucks so Big Brother can track you!  For the second month in a row another state official resigned without warning, this time Republican Brandon Hixon suddenly resigned after it was revealed he was under criminal investigation by Caldwell Police, supposedly for sex crimes.

November: In Rexburg, after 46 years Targhee Sports shutting down in January 2018, as well as Duck Creek Pawn, the co-owners of the stores blame a “bad business deal” that’s forcing them to sell the land the stores are on.

Sears Holdings announced the Kmart in Ammon will shutdown in January 2018.

After 28 years in Chubbuck, it was revealed that restaurant Taquiera La Costa suddenly shutdown because the immigrant owner failed to become a legal resident/citizen and had to move back to Mexico.  He swears he’ll be back when his ‘paperwork’ is approved.  In Pocatello, after eight years locally run restaurant Efresh-The Gathering Place suddenly shutdown, the owner blaming the sudden escalation in corporate big-box restaurants: “There were so many restaurants that came into town really quickly and people decided to go there and just being a local little business, we felt that hit.”-Emily Fisher, interviewed by KIFI

Idaho State Journal pic

One month after issuing a mass-layoff WARN, the SafeHaven care center in Pocatello mysteriously burned to the ground.  The residents were evacuated, but the building is a $2-million USD loss.  Fire inspectors say the fire was not arson, but are calling for a review of national fire code.  The fire started in the attic of the building, apparently in an area where no fire sprinkler system was required under current national fire code.    

Enrollment in public schools is slowing down, except where immigrants/refugee populations are on the increase, like in Twin Falls and Boise areas.  Even with immigrant/refugees coming into the state, this school year’s total statewide enrollments were only 581 higher than last year.

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

The pastor of Candlelight Christian Fellowship is endorsing the Mormon politician Raul Labrador.  Raúl Rafael Labrador once said “Nobody dies because they don’t have access to healthcare.”  Candlelight Christian Fellowship could face investigation by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for openly endorsing a political candidate, according to Robert Tuttle, professor of law and religion at George Washington University Law School.

 Recently appointed (not elected) state-level senator from Idaho Falls, Tonny Potts, was revealed to have gone chapter 7 bankrupt busted back in March. Potts was appointed to his senator job by Right to Work (you over) gov’na Butch Otter in October.  Current state level representative Ryan Kerby got a slap-on-the-wrist for committing a criminal act while he was superintendent for School District 372 (aka New Plymouth School District).  According to the Professional Standards Commission’s reviewKerby “willfully or deliberately” submitted a falsified teacher qualification report.  Kerby can challenge the slap-on-the-wrist letter of reprimand.     More court proven cases of voter fraud as a man who lost his ‘right’ to vote (due to being on criminal probation) somehow voted in this month’s elections.  Ada County elections employees warning that the three years old taxpayer funded  Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck Program doesn’t work, for a simple reason: “We learned the hard way that there are many people who share names and birth dates across the country.”-Phil McGrane, Ada County chief deputy clerk

The abandoned JJ North’s in 2013

December:  At the Pine Ridge Mall in Chubbuck, after about a decade of vacancy the old JJ North’s buffet restaurant was finally torn down.

Finally torn down, 01 DEC 2017

Finally torn down, 01 DEC 2017

Black Bear Diner, Chubbuck, IdahoWithout warning Black Bear Diner-Joby Management shutdown its less than two years old Chubbuck restaurant, telling local news media that if it wasn’t shutdown immediately they wouldn’t be able to issue final pay to the employees, as many as 57 jobs (depending on the local news source) suddenly gone one week before Xmas, a now pissed-off former employee Nathan Barney said “They called us in for a meeting at 8:30 this morning and told us they were closing the restaurant. They gave us unemployment papers and said Merry Christmas.”  Chubbuck Black Bear Diner no moreLocal news media speculated that there are too many restaurants in the area, including several other Joby Management owned restaurants. You can thank local politicians who’ve been enticing national chain restaurants to move into the area for several years now.

Suddenly shutdown the Wednesday before Xmas!

Suddenly shutdown the Wednesday before Xmas!

Also in Chubbuck, the local office of temporary employment agency Personnel Plus shutdown without warning just days before Xmas.  Sometime after Xmas a sign was posted saying it was “closed  indefinitely”

"Closed indefinitely"

“Closed indefinitely”

 Insiders told me the temp agency suddenly lost all its Pocatello/Chubbuck area ’employer clients’, and that of all the Personnel Plus offices throughout Idaho the Chubbuck (officially, and incorrectly, referred to as their Pocatello) office was the only one that had consistent trouble finding temp work for its employees.  

The Walmart in Ammon joined the Chubbuck Walmart in halting 24 hours operations, but the manager in Ammon told local news media it was part of a larger corporate plan to halt 24 hours store ops in order to save money.

California based clothier GAP shutting down its 15 years old Old Navy store in Twin Falls, in January 2018,  as part of a plan to shutdown 2-hundred stores.

 The Huckleberry Jam Festival two day music event will not return for 2018, due to lack of attendance (organizers claim they’ll return when they’ve figured out how to actually make money off it).  One local news outlet pointed out that there were other music events going on around the same time, indicating that maybe there are too many music venues for sparsely populated Idaho.

The Gem State’s utility commision caved in and approved Idaho Power’s $220-million USD extortion of customers to pay for a new hydroelectric dam on the border with Oregon!

The state Board of Education now claims that the statewide teacher exodus is costing taxpayers $6.8-million USD!   IdahoEdNews revealed that a taxpayer funded program to trick high school students into going to college is a dismal failure“That’s a lot of money for something where we’ve not seen outcomes improve….”-state level Representative Wendy Horman, Idaho Falls

Your Health Idaho reports a 10% drop in ObamaCare-ACA enrollments for 2018, compared to 2017, despite an extended sign-up timeline and federal taxpayer subsidies.  In eastern Idaho, 15 doctors are taking a chance and building their own clinics in two locations, accusing the current healthcare system of failing the local population.   Healthcare is still so bad in Idaho prisons that one prisoner had to almost kill himself to get treatment for a flesh eating infection. He’s still alive but his leg was amputated. 



“Graduation was today. Doors are closing. Locks have been changed.”: Dumbing Down U.S.A., December 2017

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.

There’s been a lot of focus on graduation rates for schools across the U.S.  This focus seems to be missing a major point, are high school students meeting graduation requirements? My experience, and my children’s experience, is that too many teenagers are ‘graduated’ even though they can barely read, write or do math (some students are kept from graduating, they is called Super Seniors)!  Instead of focusing on graduation rates taxpayer funded public education needs to focus on getting children ready for adulthood (something it was supposed to do from the beginning of the creation of public education), regardless of how long it takes.   The major concern for high schools is that some states’ current funding regulations actually halt funding for senior students who fail to graduate.  Maybe it’s time we create a new level of schooling, the Super Senior High School.

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

Incomplete (i-e Tip-o-the-Iceberg) list of publicly announced education related layoffs, shutdowns and education crimes, December 2017:

California:  Oak Grove School District appointed a committee to decide how many elementary schools will be shutdown in 2018.  It’s blamed on government mandated benefit increases for employees, and crashing taxpayer funding caused by the loss of 1-thousand-8-hundred students since the end of the 1990s.  A report out of San Francisco revealed that religiously motivated organizations are portraying themselves as representatives of taxpayer funded school districts and tricking taxpayers into attending hours long rallies in which the only way to get out of the rally is to sign a pledge to support the creation of religion based-taxpayer funded charter schools!  Blame immigration?  A lawsuit revealed that The Golden State’s education system’s “reading scores stagnated this year. Fewer than half of students meet its English standards.”

Idaho: The state Board of Education now claims that the statewide teacher exodus is costing taxpayers $6.8-million USD!   IdahoEdNews revealed that a taxpayer funded program to trick high school students into going to college is a dismal failure: “That’s a lot of money for something where we’ve not seen outcomes improve….”-state level Representative Wendy Horman, Idaho Falls

Illinois: La Salle-Peru Township High School District 120 spending 42-thousand+ tax dollars buying a nursing home with the intent of tearing it down for use as a parking lot, one board member said it could be a learning experience for students.   School District 65 began work to replace plumbing contaminated with led (lead) at 13 schools within the district.   School District 308 began eliminating jobs one week before Xmas, due to being $11-million USD in the hole.  Administrators expect to be in financial dire straits until at least 2023!  A former special education teacher (and mother of five kids) was sentenced to ten years in prison for sexually assaulting a student at North Boone High School.  Student loan debt collector Alltran Education shutting down operations in Woodridge, 129 jobs gone by the end of January 2018!

Kansas: Shawnee Mission School District violated at least four of the state’s special-education laws, according to a state investigation report released on 22DEC2017.

Kentucky: The Speed Art Museum (J.B. Speed Memorial) conducted a second round of layoffs (the first round happened just five months after the museum opened) due to shutting down its souvenir shop.  The Courier Journal reports that as a result of The Great Recession the funding disparity between the state’s richest and poorest school districts is as bad as The Great Depression.   Melissa Goins of the state funded Family Resource Center blamed it on one simple fact “We’re a poor state.”

Louisiana: State education officials want to shutdown three charter schools in New Orleans due to lack of academic performance. 

Maine: According to the fifth annual Education Indicators for Maine report the number of poor students in the state increased 10% over the past ten years.   The report also warned that more and more students are failing to become proficient in math and reading exacerbating the state’s “workforce shortage and a skills gap that has reached crisis levels and can no longer be ignored.”

Maryland: The U.S. Department of Education is again investigating the University of Maryland for sex crimes, for a third time this year! Washington County Board of Education member Mike Guessford promised to repay more than $1-thousand-7-hundred USD after being found guilty of ethics violations.  University of Baltimore began furloughing (temporary layoffs without pay) 4-hundred employees one week before Xmas, due to a 15% crash in student enrollments (what I call DSS)!  University administrators claim they’re suffering with a pay cut of as much as 15%, but local news media revealed the pay cut for administrators was voluntary. The university is $4.2-million USD in the hole.   After 40 years L’Academie de Cuisine shutdown without warning one week before Xmas: “Graduation was today. Doors are closing. Locks have been changed.”-unnamed former employee to local news media

Massachusetts: Non-profit Western New England University is asking employees to voluntarily quit (buyouts), not because of problems with student enrollments but because administrators ‘invested’ $90-million USD to “further fortify our University”.

Michigan: God powerless to stop the shutdown of ‘his’ 68 years old Ladywood High School in Livonia, due to a 60% crash in enrollments since 2005 (it’s The Rapture eyes tells ya).

Minnesota: Without warning McNally Smith College of Music shutdown one week before Xmas, due to massive Disappearing Students Syndrome.  State education administrators say they’ll help the 4-hundred affected students, meaning taxpayers are being stuck with dealing with the non-profit’s shutdown.

Missouri: Saint Louis Community College began laying off 95 employees one week before Xmas, after a buyout attempt failed to get enough people to voluntarily quit.  According to local news reports, buyouts are still being offered on top of the layoffs.  For-profit Vatterot College shutdown its Saint Joseph campus explaining “When there’s not interest within the community, or need in the community, then we will just teach out a program.”

Nevada: Clark County School District‘s 2018-19 budget will result in the killing of 539 currently filled and vacant jobs!  Also, 240 employees were reassigned new jobs in alignment with low student enrollments.

New Mexico: After four years Taos International School had its charter revoked for the next 12 months, signaling a possible total school shutdown.

New York: NYC Department of Education shutting down 14 schools in 2018! StudentsFirstNY blamed the liberal-lefty-mayor saying “Mayor de Blasio’s expensive school turnaround model has failed miserably.”  After 38 years the pro-Israeli Drisha Institute for Jewish Education is abandoning its location in NYC’s Upper West Side as part of “redeployment” operations, meaning they’re trying to save money by shifting pro-Israeli programs onto NYC synagogues.

Ohio: Who needs litature when you’ve got coffee?  In Mentor, Half Price Books shutting down to, possibly, be replaced by a drive through café.

Oklahoma: The state Department of Education finally revealed that 24-thousand-625 sixth-through 12th-graders were suspended during the 2016-17 school year!  70% of the suspended students were boys. 

Oregon: God powerless to stop the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office from arresting a Springfield Christian School teacher for having sex with one of her students “on a regular basis.”   The sex crime Revelation was made after the teacher’s husband caught her and the 15 years old in bed together, an email was then posted with pics of the two in the act.  Taxpayers in Oregon City voted to build a new $20-million USD police/court building right on the location where a now active school sits, Marylhurst School has to vacate by June 2019.   An editorial in an Oregon newspaper claims that “The rate at which students in Oregon schools are being bullied, harassed or targeted by other troubling or aggressive behavior appears to be skyrocketing.”  The writer not only blames the Trump regime, but the previous Obama regime as well.

Pennsylvania: McGuffey School District dealing with a federal lawsuit accusing three teachers of intimidating a special needs student, supposedly it was recorded on a cell phone.   Scranton School District could lay off 89 people by the end of the school year, because even with grant money the district is still $19-million USD in the hole.  Quakertown Community School District shutting down its Tohikon Valley Elementary School at the end of the 2017-18 school year.  Local news media report it’s the third school in the district to be shutdown since 2011.  Former employees blame the school shutdowns on poor planning by taxpayer funded administrators: “This happened because of a lack of preventative maintenance.  We don’t have a true preventative maintenance program and without it they go quick.”-Vic Bartholomew, former school janitor

Texas:  Dallas Independent School District wants to shutdown four schools in 2018, officially due to low academic performance.  Texas Education Agency (TEA) suddenly canceled a contract with Georgia-based SPEDx, which was meant to find out why the TEA sucks when it comes to educating ‘special needs’ students.  The contract was already being questioned by taxpayers because it was awarded without any bidding by other companies, and most educators had never heard of SPEDx.

Utah: Despite the fact that 30% of Utahans voluntarily attend marriage classes the state Marriage Commission is demanding a new law be created to force all people who want to get married to pay for a premarital education course.  It’s suggested that to help offset the cost of the course that a $20 discount be applied to the Marriage License.  Law students at Brigham Young University have joined the fight against debt collectors. It’s estimated that 70-thousand debt collections cases are filed every year in the Mormon dominated state! The BYU law students are working with a Salt Lake City based attorney to provide debtor’s legal defense free of charge. 

Virginia: U.S. Department of Education investigating Lake Braddock Secondary School for reports of sex crimes committed by a coach, who suddenly retired.

Washington DC:  The federal Department of Education (DoE) reneged on its promise to forgive student loan debt for students who were tricked into attending the now dead Corinthian Colleges, which operated schools with various names across the country.  DoE officials claim they’ll come up with a more fair way to deal with the estimated $550-million USD in outstanding federal student loans.

Wisconsin:  “I wish we could vote, because we’re the ones actually in the education system that they’re fighting to have control over!”Marisa Rodriguez, senior at Saint Joan Antida High School

Dumbing Down November 2017: “CLOSING WAS THE ONLY OPTION.”