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“…you have a storm warning.”: Dumbing Down the U.S. of A., June 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, June 2017:

Arkansas: God powerless to stop the shutdown of ‘his’  Ambassadors for Christ Academy in Bentonville.  Local news media said no official reason was made public, but that enrollment at the K thru 12 school had crashed from hundreds of students to just 95 students!  (The Rapture anybody?)

California:  Job killing Los Angeles School District about to kill-off an additional 120+ jobs! Plus 180 positions would be ‘reassigned’ and almost everybody will get reduced pay.  It’s blamed on what I call Disappearing Students Syndrome.

Florida: After 99 years Jones College suddenly shutdown due to “loss of ACICS accreditation”.

Illinois: City Colleges eliminating 120 jobs due to the fact that Illinois is a true Failed State!  God powerless to stop the shutdown of ‘his’ 55 years old sexist ‘girls only’ Queen of Peace High School in Burbank.

Kansas: The after school service known as Labette County Boys and Girls Club shutting down: “Unfortunately, we must cease our operations. Recent changes in the Boys & Girls Clubs of America have made it impossible for us to gain the charter we have been working diligently toward for the last several years.”

Maryland: Baltimore City Public Schools notified 115 people they will soon be unemployed!  Barnes & Nobel bookseller shutdown its store in Towson.

Massachusetts: The mayor of Leominster wants to cut next year’s estimated school funding by $5.6-million USD, which of course means mass layoffs.  God powerless to stop ‘his’ 66 years old Saint Anthony School from total shutdown due to The Rapture: “The numbers of enrolled students simply cannot support the financial responsibilities that would be necessary to operate and provide a quality education…”-Reverend Leo-Paul LeBlanc

Minnesota: Saint Paul Public Schools eliminating 11 jobs due to what I call DSS which leads to crashing taxpayer funding.  After 27 years St. Croix Antiquarian Booksellers shutting down in July, so the owner can retire: “It helped me put six kids through college.  But it’s a tough business, especially in this day and age.”-Gary Goodman

Nebraska: God powerless to stop ‘his’ Boys Town based Boys Town from shutting down after-school ops in the states of California, New York and Texas: “California, New York and Texas are attempting to reform their child welfare system and are doing so in ways that makes it difficult to provide quality, family-style care of the type Boys Town has built a long history of providing.”

New York: The number of 8th graders failing the Common Core math test went from 14-thousand in 2012 to 44-thousand-483 with the most recent results! David Rubel, education consultant, sounded an alarm saying “I think you have a storm warning.”  However, Bob Schaeffer of FairTest pointed out that “Cutoff scores have been manipulated to produce politically desirable results in many jurisdictions.”   Stepping Stones Learning Center suddenly shutdown, affecting 5-hundred families!  The Empire State says the child care center violated numerous state regulations, plus the company that operates it is financially broke.  God powerless to stop ‘his’ Nebraska based Boys Town from shutting down six Father Flanagan’s Boys Homes, 92 jobs gone by September.  God powerless to stop ‘his’ College of New Rochelle from suddenly laying off 32 people, in an attempt “to achieve financial stability.”  God powerless to stop the shutdown of ‘his’ Saint Joseph’s School in Kingston due to The Rapture, I mean DSS: “St. Joseph’s has seen a decline in enrollment in recent years which has presented considerable operational challenges to maintaining the school.”-Archdiocese Superintendent of Schools Timothy McNiff

Ohio: Akron Board of Education will shutdown three schools, eliminating 93 jobs in an attempt to be “fiscally responsible”.   Wright State University eliminating 52 jobs as part of efforts to reduce the budget by $31-million.

Oregon: The Roseburg Library shutdown on the last day of May. Nearly all of Douglas County’s libraries now closed due to cash strapped taxpayers rejecting yet another tax-levy to fund the library system.

Pennsylvania:  After 15 years Black and Nobel shutting down due to lack of sales, the owner is trying to crowd-source $250-thousand USD to keep the bookstore open.  Philadelphia Schools threatening to eliminate 3-thousand-8-hundred jobs, unless taxpayers are willing to pay an additional 16% tax on top of what they already pay!  Isn’t that blackmail?  That which cannot be named powerless to stop ‘its’ seven years old National Museum of American Jewish History from suddenly laying off 18 people.  Vacant positions will not be filled, expected pay raises have been cancelled and some employees will have their pay reduced due to crashing attendance and memberships.

Texas: The San Antonio Museum of Art suddenly laid off 11 people, blaming it on unexpected building repairs.   It was revealed that Austin based for-profit electronic-education company Civitas Learning suddenly laid off 10% of its employees, back in May!

Virginia: Privately run living history museum Colonial Williamsburg continues to kill jobs, this time 71 people will become unemployed and 262 positions will be outsourced!   God powerless to stop ‘his’ 45 years old Alliance Christian Academy from sudden shutdown: “The reality is that the church is defining its mission and strategy for the future. Moving forward, the church is simply going to be focusing on its role as a church and not staffing and supporting a school.”-Glenn Reynolds, attorney

Dumbing Down May 2017: “This is very troubling, the worst I’ve ever seen it!”

“This is very troubling, the worst I’ve ever seen it!”: Dumbing Down the U.S. of A., May 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, May 2017:

Alaska: Anchorage School District eliminating 225 jobs due to state budget problems caused by the oil industry BS.

Alabama: God’s Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School warning of shutdown due to funding problems caused by The Rapture, I mean declining enrollments.

California: God powerless to stop the shutdown of ‘his’ 66 years old Saint John’s Episcopal School, due to The Rapture, I mean Disappearing Students Syndrome.

Delaware:  Colonial School District eliminating 134 jobs due to state taxpayer funding cuts!

Florida:  University of Miami Hospital is shifting focus to outpatient care and will eliminate jobs as a result.  In Tallahassee, after only nine years Imagine School at Evening Rose shutdown due to many factors, including what I call DSS.  In Hillsborough County a part-time high school teacher charged with leaving his own two children home alone for more than 24 hours.  The situation was discovered by police who responded to a ‘panic alarm’ tripped by the nine years old.  The part time high school teacher said he was attending a meeting relating to his second job.

Illinois: Northeastern Illinois University laid off 180 people due to state budget impasse!

Kentucky: Jefferson County Public Schools eliminating 142 jobs!  Administrators revealed that most of the jobs were ‘make work’ jobs created by taxpayer funded grants, in other words the number of students don’t justify all the employees and since the grants are ending so are the jobs.

 Louisiana: Livingston Parish warning that it might not be able to rebuild three schools damaged during the August 2016 natural disaster.  The problem is that the school district was already struggling with crashing enrollments, the August flooding might be the straw that breaks their back.

Maryland: Baltimore City Public Schools proposing to eliminate 3-hundred jobs, instead of their original 1-thousand proposed layoffs! Despite additional taxpayer funding the school district is still short $30-million USD.

Massachusetts: The Brockton School Department notified 344 people of layoffs due to the way politicians changed the taxpayer funding formula for schools: “This is very troubling, the worst I’ve ever seen it!”-Aldo Petronio, Brockton budget chief

Missouri:   Saint Louis University School of Medicine suddenly eliminated 21 jobs by shutting down its Center for World Health and Medicine, due to a budget deficit of $16-million USD.  Lincoln University eliminating 48 jobs and reducing pay for everybody else, due to a $3.8-million USD deficit.  University of Columbia-Missouri eliminating 4-hundred jobs due to continuing enrollment crash!

Nebraska: God powerless to stop ‘his’ Creighton University from laying off 60 people.  Administrators blamed competition with other universities for The Rapture of students.   Anybody who’s been following my Dumbing Down reports knows that’s a bogus reason because most U.S. universities are dealing with crashing enrollments.

New Jersey: Ten school districts warning of mass layoffs for the 2017-18 school year, for lack of taxpayer funding. Paterson School District notified 85 people of layoffs. Camden School District eliminating 121 jobs due to economic and job performance problems!  Lakewood High School laid off 140 people, blaming taxpayer funding problems!

New Mexico: For-profit Santa Fe University of Art and Design shutting down in Spring 2018, due to crashing enrollments and a failed attempt to sell the university to a Singapore company.

New York: God powerless to stop the shutdown of ‘his’ 133 years old Immaculate Conception School saying “Enrollment is at a historic low and the increased financial strain on both the school and parish is insurmountable.”  Mill Neck Manor Early Childhood Center issued a shutdown WARN for its school for the deaf, 34 jobs gone in August.

North Carolina: Warren Wilson College eliminating 30 jobs and reducing work hours for some remaining positions.  It was revealed that last year employees had their pay reduced.  It’s blamed on crashing enrollment and skyrocketing operating costs.

Ohio: Wright State University eliminating 70 jobs and closing 1-hundred vacant positions in an effort to reduce costs.

Pennsylvania: God powerless to stop the consolidation of ‘his’ North Hills Catholic schools, which will result in at least 36 teachers becoming unemployed. 

Puerto Rico: 184 taxpayer funded schools shutting down due to the ongoing insolvency, more than 3-thousand jobs lost and 27-thousand students affected!

Rhode Island: Warwick Public Schools laying off 31 teachers in June as the school district does not foresee getting the necessary local taxpayer funding.

Texas: In El Paso, god powerless to stop the shutdown of ‘his’ 60 years old Our Lady of Assumption school: “Those associated with the school have been aware of the decline in enrollment the school has experienced in recent years, going from 134 in the 2012-13 school year to the present 83. There simply are not as many children in that part of the city as there once was.”-Bishop Mark J. Seitz

Virginia:  In Lynchburg, god powerless to stop the sudden shutdown of ‘his’ almost 60 years old Quaker Memorial Preschool due to The Rapture, I mean DSS.

Wyoming: University of Wyoming suddenly eliminated 37 jobs as part of a plan that includes freezing 3-hundred vacant positions and offering employees buyouts (bribes to voluntarily quit).

Dumbing Down April 2017: “…..we were done!”

“experiencing declining enrollment, and we will continue to”: Dumbing Down the U.S. of A., March 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, March 2017:

California:  A true sign of advanced education; in San Francisco a book store which also doubles as a booze joint, Two Sisters Bar & Books, shutdown.  Los Angeles Unified School District notified 1-thousand-6-hundred employees of layoffs due to massive DSS and taxpayer funding cuts!  At a “special” meeting Azusa School District voted to layoff 14 teachers due to an unexpected reduction in taxpayer funding.  Local news media pointed out that the superintendent got an 8% pay raise, but supposedly that was before the sudden reduction in state funding. San Diego Unified School District eliminating 850 jobs due to a $124-million deficit!  Administrators pointed out that if they didn’t start laying people off then the state could take over.  In the largest county in the world, Rim of the World Unified School District notified at least ten teachers of layoffs.  In Santa Monica, American Flyers shutting down its flight school in April.  Local news media said its the second flight school at the Santa Monica Airport to shutdown in the past 12 months, speculating it has to due with ongoing problems with city administrators.  However, city admin smugly stated “They chose to leave on their own for their own reasons.”  In Modesto, Nasco Education eliminating 46 jobs at the end of May.

Idaho: As I warned back in 2016, Islamic extremist U.S. ally Saudi Arabia’s funding cuts to Idaho State University (ISU) 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!)

Illinois: Community Unit School District 308 notified at least 48 people of layoffs (mainly teachers) due to crashing enrollments and taxpayer funding.  Richland Community College laid off 18 people due to crashing taxpayer funding and what I call DSS.   McHenry County College eliminating 25 jobs, reducing work hours for five positions and not filling six soon to be vacant positions, blaming crashing taxpayer funding and what I call DSS.  Aurora University suddenly laid off about 45 people due to problems with state taxpayer MAP (Monetary Award Program) funding.   Community High School District 155 warning of layoffs and reduced work hours, blaming a $1.6-million deficit on “experiencing declining enrollment, and we will continue to”.   School bus company First Student laying off 75 people in June due to loss of contract.   Aramark Educational Services lost its food contract with Indian Prairie School District, 169 jobs gone by June!  In Moline, Readmore Book World and Rock Shop shutdown: “We’re closing this time mostly because I’m not as interested in staying in retail anymore…..you’ve got to have the fire in your belly to keep going, especially in independent retail, and stuff that has small profit margins like this.”-Randy Pearson, co-owner

Maryland: Kent County Board of Education shutting down Millington and Worton elementary schools due to a $1.2-million deficit caused by 20 years of crashing student enrollments!

Massachusetts:  Hampden-Wilbraham Regional School District eliminating at least 18 jobs due to being in the hole by $1.2-million USD.  Administrators admitted that the elimination of 18 jobs still wouldn’t make up for the budget deficit.

Michigan: Central Michigan University warning of mass layoffs due to an estimated $20-million deficit!

Missouri:  Saint Louis University eliminating 120 jobs due to a $16-million deficit caused by increasing costs and decreasing student enrollments!

New York:  In Buffalo, after 70 years god powerless to stop the shutdown of ‘his’ Mary Queen of Angels school due to The Rapture, I mean declining student enrollments and increasing costs of operations.  Interestingly the christian school’s mascot is a winged bison. Fairport Central School District eliminating 30 teaching jobs in the 2017-18 school year.  The local teacher’s union warned that layoffs could be more depending upon the state budget.  School bus company Durham School Services issued a layoff WARN, 216 jobs lost due to loss of contract!   School bus company East End Bus Lines shutting down in Medford, 255 jobs lost due to loss of contract!

Oregon: Portland Public Schools warning of 70 teacher layoffs due to crashing student enrollments.  Administrators swear they’ve eliminated jobs elsewhere in an attempt to save teaching jobs, but the enrollment problem is only getting worse. University of Oregon notified 75 employees of layoffs, after years of hiring new employees.  Administrators blame an expected $8.8-million deficit on skyrocketing costs of employee benefits (partially caused by ObamaCare). The employee’s union says the number of people to be laid off will actually be more than 75.

Pennsylvania:  Norwin School District warning of layoffs due to being short an estimated $3.3-million.  Mansfield University warning of layoffs and shutdowns of departments due to a 35% crash in enrollments since 2010!  In the middle of the school year Khepera Charter School suddenly laid off 11 people, including teachers, blaming a lack of funding. The ‘African-American’ Khepera Charter School has a history of sudden layoffs and last year a whistle-blower revealed massive financial fraud.  Michigan based Baker College shutting down its one year old campus in Reading, due to lack of students.  Non-profit Mount Pleasant Glass Museum shutdown after only three years, they didn’t charge an admission fee and never got enough donations.

Tennessee: God powerless to stop ‘his’ Aquinas College from suddenly laying off the majority of its employees and forcing half the student body to transfer to other ‘christian’ schools!

Texas: In Fort Worth, the short lived Military Museum shutdown.  Local news reports said until 2016 about 3-thousand people per year visited the museum, but last year only 1-thousand showed up.

South Dakota: After almost 40 years the privately owned National Museum of Wood Carving shutdown.  The owners needed money so they put everything up for sale.

Virginia:  More proof god can’t save you, and neither can the internet; god powerless to stop ‘his’ online based Liberty University from eliminating an undisclosed number of jobs.  Administrators blame “competition” for causing The Rapture, I mean the loss of several thousands of students!

Washington: After 68 years School of Piano Technology for the Blind  shutting down due to no more students!  Local news reports say the last two students graduated in December 2016.

West Virginia: During an emergency meeting Wayne County Schools announced the elimination of  85 jobs due to an expected $1.8-million reduction in taxpayer funding caused by ongoing Disappearing Students Syndrome.


Craving food & sex? Don’t blame yourself, blame those micro parasites in your stomach!

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“….gut bacteria act through a different mechanism to change behavior and reproduction. Thus, eAAs and commensal bacteria are potent modulators of feeding decisions and reproductive output.”Commensal bacteria and essential amino acids control food choice behavior and reproduction

Results from a new study, released by Australia’s Monash University, blames your cravings for food and/or sex on the little microbes that live in your belly!

Specifically hundreds of bacteria live in your gut, and there’s nothing you can do about it (except make things worse by taking antibiotics).  The original purpose of the study was to prove a connection between microbes and amino acids, instead the researchers concluded that the bacteria are actually creating a false signal telling your brain it needs more food, or to procreate.

It might explain those people who seem to be having an orgasm because they’re stuffing their face with food, but hold on, the researchers didn’t study humans, they studied fruit flies.  So more research needs to be done.

Interestingly, another Monash University study involving flies concluded that not eating enough animal protein can damage a person’s ability to procreate healthy offspring.

“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.

Massachusetts:  Mormon Mitt Romney co-founded Framingham based Staples shutting down at least 70 more stores and selling off its European operations, due to poor sales.

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”


“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




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!

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OpSec=Operations 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?