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“A Massive Apostasy” : U.S. Christian Rapture (?), 1st Q 2017

Incomplete list of U.S. Christian shutdowns and layoffs for the Gregorian months of January, February and March 2017.

The American Conservative: The Coming Christian Collapse

SHOEBAT.com: A Massive Apostasy Is Taking Place Right Now As American Evangelical Christian Leaders Admit They Are In A Free Fall Collapse

14 Catholic Diocese in the United States are now bankrupt busted due to sex abuse claims!

Baptist Health of Kentucky/Indiana warning that they must layoff 288 people!  ObamaCare is forcing them to ‘realign’ operations. Days after the announcement the Baptist Health CEO suddenly quit!

Arkansas: Christian founded Bentonville based Walmart announced hundreds more job cuts for the 1st quarter of 2017, and began shutting down its experimental Neighborhood Markets grocery stores across the U.S.

California: The Catholic Diocese of Oakland shutdown five San Francisco area schools due to lack of students.  Christian Methodist founded Coca-Cola eliminating 102 jobs in San Diego by the end of July, blaming a 30 years low in soft drink consumption!

Florida: Adventist owned Florida Hospital Medical Group outsourced 67 jobs to a cheapo contractor.

Idaho: 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 Pocatallo! 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.

Illinois: Chicago based, christian agnostic Warren Buffet owned, Kraft-Heinz eliminating 2-hundred salaried jobs!   

Indiana: After 127 years Saint Joseph’s College shutting down at the end of the current school year.  Local news media say the community “is shocked”, but supposedly the shutdown is temporary.  The nursing program will continue, but 9-hundred students are now screwed out of their non-nursing degrees. Local news media speculated that it was due to lack of funding, Saint Joseph admin refused to explain the decision.

Maryland: Baltimore based, evangelical founded, World Relief warning of layoffs across the U.S. due to the new President of the United States of America Donald Trump.  You see, christian founded World Relief gets paid, by federal taxpayers, according to how many refugees they take in.

Michigan:  The country’s largest retail christian chain store is now dead.  After 85 years Family Christian Stores shutting down all 240 stores, 3-thousand jobs lost by the end of April! Instead of blaming god, Family Christian Stores admin blamed their fellow christians for crashing sales! Christian founded Habitat for Humanity shutdown two Detroit area ReStores (for lack of sales) and laid off an undisclosed amount of people, blaming it on the fact that more than 40% of the families living in Habitat for Humanity houses can’t pay their supposedly ‘affordable’ low income mortgages! (that’s right, those Habitat for Humanity houses are not free)

Minnesota:  Even god can’t stop The Diocese of New Ulm from going chapter 11 bankrupt, due to sex abuse lawsuits.

Missouri: Saint Peter Catholic School shutting down by the start of the 2017-18 school year.  The school is being merged with other christian schools due to The Rapture, I mean lack of christian students.  Catholic founded Saint Louis University eliminating 120 jobs, blaming increased costs of operations and decreased student enrollments (The Rapture?)!

Montana: Even god can’t stop The Diocese of Great Falls-Billings from going chapter 11 bankrupt, due to sex abuse lawsuits.

New Jersey: The British empire based christian Salvation Army shutdown its Newark Family Thrift store due to crashing sales.  City administrators are worried as the thrift store helped fund local social programs.

New York:  The Archdiocese of New York announced yet more christian school shutdowns, this time six more schools (in NYC and Sullivan County) being consolidated due to The Rapture, I mean what I call Disappearing Students Syndrome.  They also blamed the skyrocketing costs of maintaining properties in The (failed) Empire State: “There was no way to be able to open the school, not just money wise but academics………As Catholic schools close, the tax burden will grow more and more.”-Sister Carol Cimino, superintendent Buffalo Catholic Schools

North Dakota:  CHI Saint Alexius killed 52 jobs in Bismark. Administrators blame ObamaCare for not reimbursing the true costs of healthcare.

Ohio: Quaker christian founded, now Cincinnati based Macy’s-Bloomingdales announced it is shutting down at least 68 stores and killing thousands of jobs.  Analysts say the actual number of employees hit by layoffs could be more than 10-thousand! 

Oklahoma: Saint John Health System told local news media they eliminated jobs, but refused to say how many.

Oregon: Samaritan Health Services imposed a hiring freeze and halted construction projects in order “to prepare and position ourselves to be able to continue our primary mission of healthcare delivery with the least harm to our workforce and community”.  Samaritan Health Services (one of the largest healthcare providers in Oregon) administrators say ObamaCare-Medicaid funding cuts caused them to lose as many as 8-thousand patients in the first two months of 2017! They also said that when you throw-in other healthcare providers “The number statewide is in the tens of thousands”.

Pennsylvania: Christian Mennonite founded Hershey chocolates announced it must eliminate thousands of hourly jobs by the end of 2019, in order “to improve overall operating profit margin through supply chain optimization”.

Tennessee: Catholic Charities laid off 13 people at its refugee center in Nashville, blaming Donald Trump.  Christian founded Kroger (the founder was so religious that he quit his first job because he was expected to work on Sundays, by the way Sunday is not the 7th day of the week) shutdown a grocery store on  Western Avenue, in Knoxville, due to “significant losses for over 5 years now, including over $1 million in the last two years”.

Texas: One of the the largest churches in San Antonio, Community Bible, suddenly laid off at least 31 of its employees.    ObamaCare forced Baylor Saint Luke’s Medical Center to kill more than 2-hundred jobs in The Lone Star State!  ‘Born Again’ christian founded, Plano based JCPenney announced 140 store shutdowns and as many as 6-thousand jobs gone by the middle of the 2nd quarter 2017!

Vermont: Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) shutdown their ten years old Winooski operations due to a lack of people willing to take part in the activities.

Virginia: Fredericksburg Christian School shutdown its Stafford campus.  Administrators admitted that enrollment hasn’t lived up to expectations, so they’re consolidating campuses.  British empire based Salvation Army shutdown their Waynseboro thrift store, due to lack of sales.

2nd Half 2016 U.S. Christian Rapture: “THIS IS A BUSINESS…THE PRODUCT IS FAITH”

FACEBOOK JOINS FORCES WITH EVIL ‘CHRISTIAN’ INQUISITION MACHINE G4S!

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

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

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

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

WARN=Worker Adjustment & Retraining Notification

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

Thunderbirds are Back!

02 April 2017 / 21:31 UTC-07 Tango 06 (14 Farvardin 1396/06 Rajab 1438/07 Jia Chen 4715)

In Florida retired USAF Colonel, and former astronaut, Buzz Aldrin (87 years old) poses in front of a Thunderbird’s two seater F-16 before his flight as a ‘Thunderbird Celebrity’, on 02 APR 2017.

The Thunderbirds began their 2017 season in February with a show in Texas.

Last year a Thunderbird F-16CM crashed at the Air Force Academy in Colorado, an investigation blamed it on a faulty throttle. It should be noted that the F-16, as most modern USAF aircraft, is fly-by-wire, meaning there is no direct mechanical linkage between the pilot’s controls and control surfaces or engine, except by electrical wires.  Reports say the USAF is pursuing a change in hardware for the plane.  The Thunderbirds have suffered several fatal crashes over the decades, most being blamed on the pilots.

In mid-October the Thunderbirds will buzz the city of Boise in Idaho, at the Gowen Thunder Air Show.  The final Thunderbirds show for the year will be in November, in Nevada.

Thunderbirds 2017 Schedule: http://afthunderbirds.com

Gowen Field 2016: OBAMA DISAPPEARS THE LAST OF IDAHO’S APACHES!

Gowen Field 2014: OBAMA REGIME FORCING STATE RUN AIR NATIONAL GUARD UNITS ONTO FEDERAL CONTROLLED AIR BASES!

Gowen Field 2012:   IDAHO NATIONAL GUARD DEMANDS SUICIDE HOTLINE!!!

Obama kills 200 colleges! “strategic realignment” : Dumbing Down the U.S. of A., February 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.

Incomplete list of publicly announced education related layoffs & school shutdowns, February 2017:

Alaska: Anchorage School District eliminating 99 jobs because they’re funding is short by $15.3-million USD (United States Dollar).

Arizona: The corrupt University of Phoenix announced yet more mass layoffs, this time 170 faculty facing layoffs!  This time its blamed on what I call DSS, probably due to investigations by U.S. Department of Education.

California: Montebello Unified School District voted to layoff 468 people, if Los Angeles County goes through with $17-million USD in education cuts! Menlo Park City School District warned that if local cash-strapped taxpayers reject yet another tax increase then 30 teachers (and an undisclosed number of non-teacher employees) will lose their jobs, sounds like blackmail to me.  San Diego Unified School District warning of at least 850 layoffs due to being in-the-hole by $124-million!

Illinois: Rock Valley College warned it must layoff faculty for the upcoming school year, blaming state taxpayer funding cuts and what I call Disappearing Students Syndrome.  Chicago based Marbles: The Brain Store now bankrupt dead, shutting down 37 stores and killing at least 333 jobs! Company administrators blamed crashing sales not only at their brick-n-mortar shops but on the internet was well!

Indiana: After 127 years Saint Joseph’s College shutting down at the end of the current school year.  Local news media say the community “is shocked”, but supposedly the shutdown is temporary.  The nursing program will continue, but 9-hundred students are now screwed out of their non-nursing degrees. Local news media speculated that it was due to lack of funding, Saint Joseph admin refused to explain the decision.

Iowa: Iowa Western Community College laid off 22 people after the state gov’na cut $117-million USD from the education budget.  In Cedar Rapids, Ainsworth elementary and Bernard elementary schools shutting down due to DSS.

Maryland: Barnes&Noble shutting down in Towson, in May, due to major property re-development that apparently has no room for a bookstore.

Missouri: God powerless to stop ‘his’ Saint Peter Catholic School from shutting down by the start of the 2017-18 school year.  The school is being merged with other christian schools due to The Rapture, I mean lack of christian students.

New York: God powerless to stop The Archdiocese of New York from shutting down more christian schools, this time six more schools (in NYC and Sullivan County) being consolidated due to The Rapture, I mean what I call Disappearing Students Syndrome.  They also blamed the skyrocketing costs of maintaining properties in The (failed) Empire State.

Pennsylvania: University of Pennsylvania convinced nearly 6-hundred employees to retire early! Administrators blame decreased taxpayer funding and what I call DSS for their “strategic realignment” (‘strategic’ means they expect the current situation to be a long term problem).  Consolidated School of Business shutting down their 33 years old Lancaster campus because “…through no fault of our own, we are faced with having to apply for new accreditation. Taking into consideration all of the hurdles new accreditation requires, we concluded that it was necessary for us to consolidate our two campuses into one campus…”  Local news media revealed that in December 2016 more than 2-hundred schools across the U.S. had their accreditation revoked by the Obama regime!

Texas: Dallas County Schools warning of as many as 1-hundred layoffs due to their taxpayer funding coming up $42-million short of what they thought they would get!

Vermont: God powerless to stop the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) shutdown their ten years old Winooski operations due to a lack of people willing to take part in the after school activities.

Virginia: After nearly 20 years Bertram and Williams Books and Fine Arts shutdown due to sales crashing in the past few years.

Dumbing Down January 2017: “I’M SCARED….FOR A BAD REASON!”

U.S. Navy warns Loose Social Media Lips Sink U.S. Ships!

28 March 2017 (12:30 UTC-07 Tango 06) 08 Farvardin 1396/29 Jumada t-Tania 1438/01 Gui Mao (3rd month) 4715

OpSec=Operations Security

FALSE FLAG: MILITARY LOSES 1,000+ HIGH TECH DEVICES IN ONE YEAR!

PLANNED OBSOLESCENCE: USAF ADMITS IT MUST MAKE ITS OWN DRONE PARTS!

DON’T HAVE A HEART ATTACK, SOON ARMY ROBOTS WILL SAVE YOUR ASS!

U.S. MILITARY SAYS POKÉMON GO IS A NO GO FOR NATIONAL SECURITY!

Eminent domain killing Mom-n-Pops! : U.S. government shenanigans, January 2017

Incomplete list (due to internet access problems, come on why won’t anybody donate to BlindBatNews?) of U.S. Federal/State/Local Government self-destruct announcements for January 2017:

California:  The Chico Fire Department eliminated five jobs due to the taxpayer funded FEMA awarded SAFER grant running out.  In San Diego, tax-sucking General Dynamics owned National Steel & Shipbuilding suddenly laid off 844 people, blaming the U.S. Navy!  In Santa Ana, GKN Aerospace ChemTronics laying off 15 employees by the end of February, despite getting a state taxpayer funded $10-million USD tax-break for being energy efficient!

Colorado: After 30 years Boulder Map Gallery shutting down by March, the owner blaming increased use of digital maps by his two largest clients, the federal government and an unnamed corporation, for declining hard copy map sales.  Chemical weapons incinerator Bechtel to layoff 30 people at the U.S. Army’s Pueblo Chemicals Depot.  It’s blamed on both Bechtel’s delay in getting their automated system up and running, and the U.S. Army taxpayer funding cutbacks. In all, Bechtel administrators say they have to find a way to cut $8-million from their budget!

Illinois: Glenview Public Library laid off ten people because the local taxpayers could not afford another local property tax hike.

Massachusetts: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority began its promised elimination of thousands of jobs due to lack of taxpayer funding, 25 laid off as part of the first round of cuts!

New Jersey: The British empire based christian Salvation Army shutdown its Newark Family Thrift store due to crashing sales.  City administrators are worried as the thrift store helped fund local social programs.

New Mexico: In Albuquerque, Hey Johnny shutdown their brick-n-mortar store, the owner blamed the Albuquerque Rapid Transit project for literally driving away potential customers from the Nob Hill area.

 New York:  Nassau Regional Off-Track Betting warning of mass layoffs after only 20 employees accepted early retirement bribes. The agency blames decreased revenues and increased debt.   In New Hartford, after more than 30 years Tracy’s Hallmark store shutting down by the end of February, the owner blamed competition and the new minimum wage hike.    After 30 years Pets NYC-Metro Pets shutdown, the owner Gene King bitched about a common problem saying “In a nutshell, the rent is not affordable”, as well as jacked up costs of pet supplies and local taxes.

Oregon: The Jackson County Health & Human Services warned of as many as 2-hundred layoffs, mainly mental healthcare workers, supposedly because of a contract dispute!

Texas:  San Antonio furniture maker KLN Manufacturing shutting down, 40 jobs lost by the end of February. The company focused on taxpayer funded sales to government agencies, as well as universities and hospitals.

Washington:  In Keyport, U.S. tax-sucking British empire based BAE Systems eliminating 59 jobs by the end of March.

West Virginia: The city of Huntington laid off 24 employees due to crashing tax revenues, which have created a $4.6-million USD budget shortfall!

Wisconsin:  In Portage, local government jerks shutdown and stole the property of 33 years old Gruber Automotive auto shop, using ’eminent domain’ as the excuse!

WARN=Worker Adjustment & Retraining Notification

Government Shenanigans December 2016: “…GIVE US SOME BREATHING ROOM…”

ObamaCare-ACA Death Spiral, January 2017:  “A STREAMLINING OF OPERATIONS.”

Dumbing Down U.S.A., January 2017: “I’M SCARED….FOR A BAD REASON!”

U.S. Retail/Banking/Service Sector collapse, January 2017: “I DON’T SLEEP AT NIGHT, IT’S KILLING ME” 10,000+ jobs killed due to MASSIVE MACY’S MELTDOWN?

Obama Legacy: China kicks America’s Ass in jobs for Africa!

19 March 2017 (15:58 UTC-07 Tango 06) 29 Esfand 1395/20 Jumada t-Tania 1438/22 Gui Mao 4715

“China ranks the 7th in terms of project numbers in Africa, but it created the most jobs, which is unexpected by many people.”-Jeremy Stevens, Standard Bank Group

During the last two years of the Obama regime China has become the number one creator of jobs on the African continent, despite billions of U.S. taxpayer dollars spent by the evil USAID (United States Agency for International Development) and USAfriCom (United States Africa Command).

At an economic meeting last week (in Kenya) it was revealed that in the past two years China has created nearly 30-thousand jobs in Africa!  Last year the U.S. based World Bank admitted that despite propaganda from the Obama regime, 93% of Chinese companies in Kenya are hiring Africans.  (interesting that China is doing so well in Barack Obama’s paternal homeland of Kenya)

Why is China so successful and the U.S. not?  Simple, China is spending its taxpayer’s money on creating jobs while the U.S. spends money on so called disaster relief and supposedly fighting ‘terrorism’.  At this past Friday’s economic meeting in Kenya African leaders stated that job creation is all they’re looking for from foreign investments. In other words they want butter, not guns.

But lets not put all the blame on Barack Obama, last week Donald Trump quietly banned one hundred Africans from attending a economic forum here in the U.S.  To add insult to injury, the economic forum was focusing on trade with Africa!

Kenya to drop U.S. dollar for Chinese Yuan

 Trump slashes financial aid to Kenya’s health sector in budget proposals

ARKANSAS MILITIA DEPLOYS TO AFRICA!

U.S. AFRICOM: FROM WAR ON TERROR TO WAR ON POACHING

SOUTH AFRICA ACCUSES OBAMA’S USAID OF COUP ATTEMPT!

OPERATION JUPITER: EBOLA COMES ROARING BACK IN USAFRICOM’S LIBERIA! DON’T EAT YOUR DOG!

99-million years old Mushrooms found!

18 March 2017 (02:27 UTC-07 Tango 06) 28 Esfand 1395/19 Jumada t-Tania 1438/21 Gui Mao 4715

Could early humans have been whacked on shrooms from the beginning? Scientists from China, New Zealand and United States claim to have the oldest intact mushroom fossils ever; 99-million years old!

 

Nanjing Institute of Geology and Paleontology (of the Chinese Academy of Sciences) released images of four mushrooms found in Malaysian (Burmese) amber.  But wait, there’s more.  The scientists also found parts of beetles, which survive by eating mushrooms, in amber that’s 125-million years old!

They spent ten years collecting the amber.  However, 99-million years isn’t the oldest, in 2007 researchers in United States claimed to have found a 100-million years old mushroom, also in Malaysian amber.  What’s also interesting is that mushroom fossils in amber have been turning up around the world, with most of them dating to about the same time period, meaning mushrooms were everywhere man!

Shroom art by Aryssa May Hutchins

Buy Art of Aryssa Hutchins

2016: 50 million year old mushroom found trapped in amber

“I’m scared….for a bad reason!” : Dumbing Down the U.S.A., January 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.

Incomplete list of publicly announced education related layoffs & school shutdowns, January 2017:

California: God powerless to stop the shutdown of five Christian schools in the San Francisco bay area.  The Catholic Diocese of Oakland blames it on The Rapture, I mean what I call DSS.  In Santa Barbara, after 25 years Mesa Bookstore shutdown and sold-off just a year after one local news source called it “Successfully Small”.   It’s blamed on the health problems of the owners.  Pete’s Music shutting down their 39 years old Orange County location, blaming it on jacked up rent: “They’re trying to rationalize us being a mile and a half from Disneyland as a reason to charge more rent, when we don’t get increased business from being a mile and a half from Disneyland. It’s the community that shops here, not tourists!”-Cassie Brueckner

Connecticut: Hartford warning of as many as 2-hundred teacher layoffs based on the proposed education budget for next school year!

Florida:  In Cape Coral, the Smallville Preschool shutdown without warning, the operators blame a sudden increase in rent.  The operators said in-order to pay the rent increase tuition would have to be jacked by 65%!

Georgia: After 20 years Atlanta Gymnastics Center suddenly shutdown its Decatur operations “effective immediately.”  It’s actually the fault of City Schools of Decatur which took over the property and kicked out the gymnastics school!

Illinois: Glenview Public Library laid off ten people because the local taxpayers could not afford another local property tax hike.   Black Hawk College began eliminating dozens of jobs due to state government bullshit: “The biggest factor for us right now regarding budget cuts has been the State of Illinois and the lack of funding for higher education over the past two years. …..we are still about $8-million short of what we had budgeted from the State of Illinois.”-Betty Truitt, college president

Maryland: Allegany College shutting down its Somerset County campus due to what I call DSS. Administrators warned of “…enrollment and revenue losses that are expected to continue.”  Baltimore Public Schools warning that proposed city budget cuts will result in more than 1-thousand school employees becoming unemployed!  The city is short $129-million USD and blames the state government for not increasing education funding: “The bottom-line problem is that state aid to the city school system has been flat for nine years…”-Be Be Verdery,  American Civil Liberties Union.

Massachusetts: After 20 years Willow Books in Acton shutdown, the owner said he wanted to retire but also stated “The world is different than it was 20 years ago and I wouldn’t say the internet was the only reason, but it was a factor….”  Harvard University announced plans to outsource half the jobs with its $36-billion endowment fund.  Harvard Management Company will stop managing its internal hedge funds and will spin-off its real estate funds as an independent company. The move will eliminate about 115 jobs because “The investment landscape has evolved significantly, requiring us to adapt…..”

Michigan: In White Lake, Brooks Elementary shutting down by the end of the school year due to DSS: “A number of years of declining enrollment due to low birth rates and low state funding have combined to create an extremely challenging financial forecast.”-Nancy Coratti, interim Huron Valley Schools superintendent

Missouri: Saint Louis University warned of massive layoffs due to what I call DSS, skyrocketing operating costs and a budget deficit of at least $16-million!

New Jersey: Bayonne Public School eliminated 22 jobs and warned of more job cuts in an attempt to reduce yearly operating costs by at least $315-thousand.   Atlantic Cape Community College began eliminating jobs within its Culinary Arts department due to the massive shutdowns of Atlantic City casinos (like the one Donald Trump co-owned).

New York: NYC shutting down six of its ‘Renewal’ schools by the end of the school year, three in Brooklyn and three in Bronx. Local news media also report that about 61% of the Renewal teachers have quit, or will quit by the end of the school year!  A loyal Renewal Schools teacher revealed to local news media a conspiracy to contract out the Renewal system: “Instead of getting extra resources, we lost half of our classrooms to a charter school co-location. We lost the most valuable teachers that we have in the building that have bilingual licenses. We haven’t had an assistant principal for a year.”-Jim Donohue, English teacher

Tennessee: After 32 years Booksellers forced to shutdown their Laurelwood location, 50 jobs lost despite the efforts of the owner to increase business: “When I stepped in 6 years ago to save this 32-year-old store, we had high hopes of getting things turned around and going forward. Unfortunately, the store size and rent are too much for us to handle combined with slight decline in sales over the last few years. The numbers just don’t work.”-Neil Van Uum

Texas: Vantage College shutdown its two El Paso campuses without warning!  Administrators say the U.S. Department of Education froze all federal taxpayer funding as part of Barack Obama’s executive order investigating student loan debt.  One student exclaimed to local TV station KVIA “I’m scared. I was supposed to be in debt for a good reason but now it’s for a bad reason!”

Virginia: God powerless to stop ‘his’ Fredericksburg Christian School from shutting down its Stafford campus.  Administrators admitted that enrollment hasn’t lived up to expectations, so they’re consolidating campuses.

Washington: University Book Store shutting down its 30 years old Bellevue location because they realized they can make more money renting out the space to somebody else: “…our operations, will be better served by leasing the space that our store currently occupies to another retail tenant.”-Louise Little, ceo

West Virginia: Just weeks after Boone County Schools warned of 45 layoffs they warned that the number of people losing their jobs will go up, and this is after 40 people voluntarily resigned last year!  It’s blamed on a budget deficit of at least $3-million.

Dumbing Down December 2016: “THIS IS A BOMB DROPPED ON US!” “I CAN’T TAKE IT ANYMORE!”

DUMBING DOWN U.S.: OBAMACARE IS THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT, YOU DUMMIES!

The Emerald Isle going Green with Ganja?

22 February 2017 (12:24 UTC-07 Tango 06) 04 Esfand 1395/25 Jumada l-Ula 1438/26 Ren Yin 4715

The Republic of Ireland is one step closer to legalized marijuana use for medical treatments.

The Ministry of Health issued guidelines (Cannabis for Medical Use — a Scientific review) for ganja use, which include eight recommendations by the Health Products Regulatory Authority.  But don’t think just anybody can fake a medical problem to take a toke, the guidelines also state that ganja users must be under direct supervision of a healthcare provider.

But meanwhile, in neighboring United Kingdom a political party that’s been pushing for the legalization of Mary-Jane just got fined; the Cannabis is Safer than Alcohol group has to pay the equivalent of $29-thousand USD for failing to report required political party finance reports for two quarters in a row.

“…GIVE US SOME BREATHING ROOM…” as Alaska reports big tax collections from legalized Mary-Jane

MARIJUANA SAVES COLORADO?

URUGUAY LOOKING FOR MARIJUANA FARMERS, FOR BUDDING INDUSTRY!

SPANISH CITY DESPERATE FOR CASH APPROVES MARIJUANA FARMING

EAST IDAHO COPS BURN $70,000 WORTH OF MARIJUANA

MONTANA JUDGE RESTRICTS MARIJUANA USE LAW

“…give us some breathing room…” : U.S. federal/state/local government Shenanigans, December 2016

Incomplete list (due to internet access problems, come on why won’t anybody donate to BlindBatNews?) of U.S. Federal/State/Local Government self-destruct announcements for December 2016:

Political activists known as The Koch Brothers laid off 81 people, now that the undemocratic presidential election is over.  At the same time they announced they’re creating a new for-profit communications company.

Alaska:  The state’s low tax collections (due to oil industry cutbacks) got a big boost from the new legalized marijuana operations.  December was the second month of Mary-Jane tax collections with the state raking in nearly $146-thousand USD! Buds are taxed at $50 per ounce, and the junk is taxed at $15 per ounce, with the grower being responsible for the tax payments.  

Colorado:  Garfield County Library District laid off eight people due to a $1.2-million USD crash in revenues (that’s what happens when you put all your hopes into the oil industry and then they reduce local operations by 45%).

Florida: Orange County was surprised when tax collections from tourists crashed by 3.5% in December. Local news reports say December is usually a good tax collection month for Orange County.  The city of Miami reports continued crashing of hotel tax collections, and of course city admin continues to blame it on fear of the Zika virus.

Georgia:  The overall tax collections for December 2016 were stagnant at 0.7% compared to December 2015.

Illinois: Peoria County warning of as many as 40 layoffs as part of their budget for 2017.  The new budget also raises property taxes.  County chairman Andy Rand indicated they didn’t expect any short term economic recovery by saying the austerity measures were meant to “…give us some breathing room over the next four years.”

Louisiana: Tax collections from tourists dropped 3.5% in December.

Massachusetts: Once again, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) to kill jobs, this time warning of at least one hundred layoffs in 2017, due to a taxpayer funding shortage of $100-million USD!

Michigan: In Port Huron, ThumbCoast Brewing Company shutdown blaming taxpayer funded city construction projects for creating “…challenges that we’ve faced throughout 2016, especially those which had (a) significant impact on revenue during the months of May and June, have finally caught up with us and we can no longer move forward.”

Nebraska: For the past six months state level tax collections have been far less than what the predominantly ‘christian’ government ‘experts’ expected.  Actual tax collections came in at $51-million short of what was projected, proving their economy has not improved.  

New Jersey: The evil city of Newark forces janitor services company United Services to layoff 41 people.  In July, United Services filed a lawsuit claiming the city failed to pay for services rendered!

New York: Tax-sucking military sewing contractor The Resource Center issued a shutdown WARN, 57 Buffalo jobs lost by March 2017.  The town of Hempstead shutting down the 20 years old East Meadow Senior Center because the property owner now wants $9-thousand per month in rent (for the past 20 years the rent was free).

Ohio:  Tax collections failed to meet government budget ‘expert’s expectations, for the 5th month in a row!  This is another sign that Ohio’s low unemployment rate is fake.

Pennsylvania: 520 Jobless Center employees could join the unemployment lines before Xmas! Local news media blames it on disputes between Democrat and Republican politicians.

Rhode Island: Cafe-bakery Au Bon Pain shutdown, the owners blame crashing sales on the city of Providence for forcing potential customers to pay for parking!  Local news reports say it was the third business to shutdown as a result of the new city parking meters!

Tennessee:  Wilson County reports four straight years of increased sales tax collections, local news reports didn’t explain why.  However, at the state level it was reported that overall sales and corporate tax collections were up, mainly due to “substantial one time” corporate tax payouts.   

Texas: State tax collectors reported that tax revenues for the twin cities of Bryan-College Station were up for the year, but down for December.  The increases came from sales taxes, and the decreases were caused by the oil industry shutdowns. 

Vermont: Taxpayer funded, Bernie Sanders founded, drug-free music venue 242 Main finally shutdown after 32 years of lack of funding and lack of ticket sales. (probably would’ve made money if it offered free drugs instead of being drug-free)

Virginia: The city of Danville reports increased tax and fee collections for the year. City admin admitted that part of the increase is from cash strapped property owners finally making payments on past due taxes.  

Washington DC: The federal government’s budget deficit hit $28-billion in December 2016, double what it was in December 2015!  Obama regime’s new legacy as The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics reports a record 95-million 102-thousand U.S. citizen, ages 16 and up, are Not In Labor Force during December. Not In Labor Force refers to people unemployed for various reasons, and are not used to calculate the ‘official’ unemployment percentage as reported by main stream news media. Meaning the number of unemployed ‘Mericans is much higher than ‘officially’ reported.

WARN=Worker Adjustment & Retraining Notification

Government Shenanigans November 2016: “THOSE HALCYON DAYS ARE OVER” ARE ‘LAWMAKERS’ HIGH ON MARIJUANA TAXES?

Dumbing Down the U.S., December 2016: “THIS IS A BOMB DROPPED ON US!” “I CAN’T TAKE IT ANYMORE!”

Obama Legacy: MUJAHIDEEN RE-TAKE MORE OF AFGHANISTAN