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Dumbing Down U.S.: ObamaCare is the Affordable Care Act, you Dummies!

09 February 2017 (16:48 UTC-07 Tango 06) 21 Bahman 1395/12 Jumada l-Ula 1438/13 Ren Yin 4715

The Morning Consult survey (published by New York Times) discovered how stupid U.S. citizens have become regarding ObamaCare-Affordable Care Act (ACA).

35% think ObamaCare-ACA is two separate policies, or they aren’t even sure what it is!   The survey also showed that the younger and poorer an adult is the more ignorant they are of the mandatory healthcare program!

And here’s something interesting, people who call themselves republicans are the most likely to understand what ObamaCare-ACA is!  Is this why they’re so adamant about repealing it?   Amazingly 45% of respondents didn’t known that republicans were trying to repeal it!

By the way, there are plenty of examples showing that ever since Barack Obama coined the term ObamaCare the general public has been totally confused about it.


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

Obama Legacy: “…a severe recession…”

09 February 2017 (16:19 UTC-07 Tango 06) 21 Bahman 1395/12 Jumada l-Ula 1438/13 Ren Yin 4715

On Nightly Business Report oil analyst John Kilduff essentially bitch-slapped the Obama regime’s optimistic claims about the economy (and despite reports that “Obama has presided over America’s biggest oil boom ever“), specifically using demand for oil as a gauge of how bad the economy was during the last few weeks of the Obama regime: “…it had reached such a low level……in demand that you would see during a sever recession.”

The crashing oil industry began under Obama’s watch, but Trump regime haters take heart, Kilduff also warned that economic and environmental policy changes in China could result in a huge shutdown of industry causing demand for world oil production to crash by 900-thousand barrels per day!  Meaning it’s likely the oil industry crash caused by crashing demand, which is caused by people and industries not having enough money to buy oil products, which is a sign of a suck-ass economy,  will continue under Tump.


Pharma Phail: Study says RX kills your immune system!

09 February 2017 (15:35 UTC-07 Tango 06) 21 Bahman 1395/12 Jumada l-Ula 1438/13 Ren Yin 4715

Monash University and University of Melbourne (both in Australia) released results of a study showing that prescription drugs use shuts down your immune system, specifically your MAIT cells.

Mucosal Associated Invariant T cells are one of your body’s early warning devices, they identify dangerous invading microbes.  The study found that prescription drugs (RX) prevent MAIT cells from working properly.

And don’t forget, most prescription drugs are made with chemicals from the oil industry: “… Pretty much all drugs use some sort of plastic product or carbon-based polymer at some point during the drug production process. Which is fancy way of saying ‘high value oil-based product.'”Christopher VanLang


Obama Legacy: Trade Deficit at record level?

07 February 2017 (13:55 UTC-07 Tango 06) 19 Bahman 1395/10 Jumada l-Ula 1438/11 Ren Yin 4715

U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Economic Analysis revealed that the past four years of the 2nd term of Barack Obama did nothing to reduce the trade deficit between the United States and the rest of the world:  “For 2016, the goods and services deficit increased $1.9 billion, or 0.4 percent, from 2015. Exports decreased $51.7 billion or 2.3 percent. Imports decreased $49.9 billion or 1.8 percent.”

But wait, the devil is in the details and Donald Trump can’t blame China as the data shows the trade deficit with the country he loves to hate (along with Mexico) actually declined: “The deficit with China decreased $20.1 billion to $347.0 billion in 2016. Exports decreased $0.3 billion to $115.8 billion and imports decreased $20.4 billion to $462.8 billion.”

Who can we blame? We could blame Obama for not being anti-oil like so many of his blind faith followers think he is.

According to the data, the overall trade deficit increase (for the entire Gregorian year of 2016) came mainly from the drastic U.S. petroleum industry cutbacks in production, and massive layoffs (as I’ve documented on BlindBatNews), in an effort to force the price of oil back to record highs: “Exports of goods decreased $50.5 billion to $1,459.8 billion in 2016. Exports of goods on a Census basis decreased $47.9 billion. * Industrial supplies and materials decreased $28.2 billion. o Fuel oil decreased $6.5 billion. o Organic chemicals decreased $3.8 billion. o Other petroleum products decreased $2.9 billion. * Capital goods decreased $20.1 billion. o Drilling and oilfield equipment decreased $3.7 billion. o Other industrial machines decreased $3.0 billion. Net balance of payments adjustments decreased $2.5 billion.”

The other culprit was the evil banking industry (Wells Fargo anybody?): “Exports of services decreased $1.3 billion to $749.6 billion in 2016. * Financial services decreased $7.3 billion. * Charges for the use of intellectual property decreased $4.4 billion. * Other business services, which includes research and development services; professional and management services; and technical, trade-related, and other services, increased $5.2 billion.”

Just remember, this all happened under Obama’s watch.


“…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!

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.

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


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


“…is Grinch making these decisions or human beings…?” : U.S. High Tech/Communications shutdown December 2016

More proof you brick-n-mortar store owners can’t directly blame the internet/high-tech competition for your demise. Incomplete (especially because of my internet troubles) list of U.S. internet/high-tech/communications job destruction announcements in December 2016:

Fairpoint Communications began their planned elimination of of 153 jobs in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont!

Alabama: Sitel shutting down their 15 years old call center in Covington County, 4-hundred jobs gone by Spring 2017! Sitel execs gave no explanation which pissed off the mayors of two cities directly affected by the shutdown: “We were really shocked!”-Becky Bracke, Mayor of Opp

“…is Grinch making these decisions or human beings…?”-Earl Johnson, Mayor of Andalusia

California: San Francisco advertising company AdRoll ‘rolled’ 29 of its employees by suddenly laying them off, despite reporting record level revenues.  AdRoll execs claim the layoffs were needed to expand the company.  Once again, DreamWorks Animation eliminating jobs, this time 170 people in Glendale to be pushed to the curb (on top of 2-hundred jobs eliminated elsewhere)! Blame it on DreamWorks new owner NBCUniversal.  Semiconductor maker Atmel issued a layoff WARN for its San Jose ops, 45 jobs gone by February 2017.

Florida: Tennessee based marketer, call center operator and job outsourcer Sitel issued a shutdown WARN for their Pompano Beach operations, 804 jobs gone by the end of February 2017!

Illinois: Chicago based jobs company Challenger, Gray & Christmas reported that employers increased job killing by 25% compared to November.

Minnesota: Seagate suddenly laid off 155 people in Shakopee, due to crashing demand for hard drives!

New York: NYC based Associated Press laid off 25 people. 

Pennsylvania: Comcast issued a WARN for their Lancaster operations, 78 jobs gone by May 2017.

Washington: Spokane based internet retailer etailz eliminating at least 8% of its positions due to selling out to New York based Trans World Entertainment.


U.S. Banking/Retail/Service sector destruction December 2016: “I AM FIGHTING….AN UNWINNABLE FIGHT.”

Obama Legacy: Mujahideen re-take more of Afghanistan

02 February 2017 (13:27 UTC-07 Tango 06) 14 Bahman 1395/05 Jumada l-Ula 1438/06 Ren Yin 4715

Obama’s own Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) reports that after eight years of Obama policy in Afghanistan the Mujahideen (specifically the Taliban) have actually become stronger and now control 43% of the country.  This revelation comes a few weeks after Barack Obama ordered the deployment of additional Marines to Afghanistan, right before Donald Trump was swore in as the new President of the United States.


“I am fighting….an unwinnable fight.” : U.S. Banking/Retail/Service sector destruction December 2016

Incomplete list of U.S. retail/banking/service sector job loss announcements and shutdowns for December 2016:

Alabama: JCPenney shutting down their Madison Square Mall store, 120 jobs lost by the end of January 2017!  Local news reports partly blame a major taxpayer co-funded ($12-million USD coming from the city of Huntsville) redevelopment of the mall, which requires the mall to be demolished.

Arizona: Tempe based skateboarding clothier Industrial Ride Shop now chapter 11 bankrupt busted.  News reports indicate that Industrial Ride Shop hasn’t paid rent on several of its U.S. retail locations.

 California: Texas based Tuesday Morning shutting down its Granite Bay store when the inventory is gone.  Bankrupt busted Los Angeles based American Apparel shutdown 12 of 13 British empire United Kingdom stores, and sold its global rights to British empire Canada rival Gildan Activewear, on top of suddenly shutting down nine stores across the U.S.    France based fashion retailer Louis Vuitton shutting down a San Francisco location, 37 jobs gone by March 2017. Also in San Francisco, after 30 years Russel’s Convenience Store forced to shutdown by the evil landlord who suddenly altered the lease. In San Diego, Sea World issued a layoff WARN, 60 amusement park jobs gone by February 2017, as part of SeaWorld Entertainment’s plan to kill 320 jobs across the U.S. in 2017!  In Santa Clarita, Princess Cruises issued a layoff WARN, 61 InfoTech jobs gone by February 2017.  What housing market recovery?  Prospect Mortgage issued a layoff WARN for their Sherman Oaks ops, 94 jobs gone by the end of January 2017.  Retailer Target issued a shutdown WARN for their Cupertino store, 208 jobs gone by the end of January 2017!  In Vista, 58 years old Dura Paint Store shutting down by February 2017, the owners are moving to Colorado. In Santa Maria, after more than 30 years Betty’s Fabrics shutdown: “People are not making clothes anymore……There are two generations of young ladies who did not learn how to sew.”-Betty Pilkington, owner

Colorado: Iconic outdoor gear company Coleman shutting down their HQ in Golden, 54 jobs gone by February 2017.  The evil owner of Coleman, Georgia based Newell Brands, is consolidating ops to Illinois.

Connecticut: Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) issued yet another layoff WARN, ten more people in Stamford jobless by February 2017.

Florida: Tennessee based marketer and job outsourcer Sitel issued a shutdown WARN for their Pompano Beach operations, 804 jobs gone by the end of February 2017!  Facility maintenance company Encompass Onsite laid off 162 jobs in Fort Lauderdale!  Reports that Ohio based clothier The Limited shutting down all Sunshine State stores in 2017! Jennifer Lopez’s Endless Jewelry North and South America now chapter 7 bankrupt, which usually means they’re dead.  In Tampa, after 25 years Olga’s Bridal Boutique shutdown.  Local news media say it was the oldest family owned bridal business in Tampa.

Georgia: In Columbus, after 87 years V.V. Vick Jeweler shutdown, the owner Penny Vick stated “Because of my medical condition, I have no choice.”  In Dalton, after 10 years popular Bear Creek Bicycle shutdown:  “I am fighting, in my opinion, an unwinnable fight. ….. I don’t begrudge people for shopping on the internet, because we all do it. I don’t blame them for making a fiscally sound decision, but I am having to make a fiscally sound decision myself. And that means I am having to move on.”-Shane Adams, owner

Illinois:  In Kankakee, Volkmann Diamonds shutdown, the owner lamenting “It just doesn’t pay to keep this going anymore.”  Cole Haan shutdown their Magnificiant Mile clothing accesory store, due to not being able to afford the new lease.   Chicago based internet financier Argon Credit now chapter 11 bankrupt busted, right after promising to hire 150 people. Fitness center operator Club Ventures Investments suddenly shutdown a Chicago location, 57 jobs lost without warning.  Club Ventures Investments told state regulators it was due to “financial” reasons.  The Inn of Chicago shutting down, 89 employees unemployed by the end of January 2017, due to being sold. Nordstrom’s clothing supplier Trunk Club shutting down their Goose Island distribution center, 157 jobs lost by September 2017!  Also in Chicago, RPM Advertising eliminating 50 jobs by the end of January 2017.  In Des Plaines, Van Ru Credit laying off 37 people by February 2017. In Gurnee, Packers Sanitation Service lost their contract, 40 jobs lost in January 2017. In Jacksonville, after 45 years autoshop Ken’s Garage shutdown.  In Farmer City, Harris TV & Appliance shutdown after 63 years: “We have the greatest customers in the world. Unfortunately, there just isn’t enough of them. You get to the point where you are basically just writing checks for insurance and utilities and you don’t even pay yourself. Actually, my brother and I haven’t paid ourselves in years.”-David Harris, co-owner

Kansas: In Shawnee, She’s A Pistol gun-shop shutdown, due partly to legal costs after a fatal 2015 gun fight that took place inside the store. Four armed robbers shot and killed one of the co-owners, the other co-owner (and spouse of the murdered co-owner) tried to keep the operation going, even after one of the criminals threatened a lawsuit due to being wounded during the crime: “Mounting legal fees, the increased labor expenses, things like that. I got behind, and as you get behind, the late fees and penalties pile up and it creates a vicious cycle that just puts you further and further in debt….  There’s just nothing left.”-Becky Bieker, co-owner and survivor of armed robbery that took the life of her husband, commenting to local Fox4KC TV station

In Topeka, Hair Secrets shutdown after 26 years of supporting women with cancer.   Iconic outdoor gear company Coleman shutdown their last U.S. service center in Wichita.  The evil owner of Coleman, Georgia based Newell Brands, is consolidating ops and claims that only 1% of the repair center employees lost their jobs, which is hard to believe as Newell Brands’ consolidation will result in the shutdown of 16 of its 32 “business units”.

Louisiana: In New Orleans, after ten years t-shirt shop Storyville shutdown, due to a copyright battle with the National Football League (NFL).   Toys R Us shutting down its Marrero store, by the end of January 2017.  Local TV news reports say customers are pissed because it is a popular store, and Toys R Us admin refuse to say why they’re shutting down a store that seems to have a lot of sales.

Maryland: In Towson, upscale (elitist) children’s store Corduroy Button shutdown.

Massachusetts: In Wareham, Taylor Rental shutdown after 42 years.  In Amesbury, Fiddlestix Toys shutdown right after Xmas: “It’s has been a hard recession……I need to have a knee replacement and I would like to see my brothers.”-Joyce Reed, owner

Michigan: In Grand Rapids, after almost 50 years Elliott’s News and Tobacco shutdown: “Profit margins aren’t as good as they used to be and the cost of rent downtown has gone up tremendously.”-Bill Bennett, owner

Minnesota: Ohio based Macy’s shutting down its iconic Nicollette Mall store in 2017.  In Rochester, the Arrow Ace Hardware in Miracle Mile shutting down in January 2017, due to a construction project.   In Stillwater, after 110 years Gaalaas Jewelers shutdown. California based Williams Sonoma shutting down their Mall of America store by mid-January 2017.  Thrift store Isle Helping Hand Clothing Closet shutting down by March 2017.  Historic 122 years old Godahl General Store shutdown. It was the third oldest general store in the United States: It’s a financial issue. It’s been in trouble for 15 years.”-Nate Frederickson, Godahl Store Board member

Missouri: In Kansas City, after 70 years Crick Camera Shop shutting down by January 2017.  In Paris, after more than 35 years McLaughlin Western Store shutdown, the owners saying they must change “our focus a little bit.” In Sedalia, Stage Stores owned Goody’s clothing store shutting down, 11 jobs lost in January 2017.  It’s part of Stage Stores plan to shutdown stores in 2017.  In Springfield, Mitt Romney wunderkind Staples shutting down a store on the North Kansas Expressway, by February 2017.  After 45 years John’s Suit Shop shutting down in January 2017, co-owner Steve Divine reminisced “Suits used to be $25, with two pairs of pants, reversible vests, made in the U.S.A.”

New Hampshire: Hubert’s Family Outfitters shutting down their 20 years old Woodsville store when the inventory is gone, their four years old Goffstown store is already shutdown: “The business decision is pretty easy. If you’re not seeing a profit, and the future doesn’t look brighter, it’s not really a difficult decision……The challenging part of the closing is the people”-Tom Hubert

New Mexico: In Albuquerque, 98 years old Valiant Printing shutdown due to the property being sold.  Golf course Club Rio Rancho shutdown due to financial troubles like not being able to pay the $350-thousand USD water bill.

New York: Retailer Gracious Homes issued mass shutdown WARNs for three stores, 142 people jobless between now and the end of January 2017!  In Watertown the 84 Lumber store shutdown after 19 years, it’s part of their plan to consolidate stores across the U.S.  Gift store Hallmark shutting down their Destiny USA store by the end of January 2017.  Hotel operator Marriott International laying off 15 people at its StarLab Ops, by the end of March 2017.  Laundry service Prestige Industries shutting down their Bay Shore ops, 141 jobs gone by January 2017, due to “Unexpected collapse of the tunnel washer system.”   Fitness center operator Club Ventures Investments suddenly shutdown four of their David Barton Gyms, 238 jobs lost without warning just five days before Xmas!  What housing market recovery? PHH Mortgage issued a shutdown WARN for their Williamsville operations, 254 people jobless by mid-2017!  In Orchard Park, Stein Mart shutting down by February 2017, management refused to say why.

North Carolina: In Washington, the now AMC owned Carmike Cinema shutdown without warning after 40 years, local news media report that management was told not to tell anybody about the shutdown. In Ashville, known for having live concerts Karmasonics Music Video shutdown.  And Rosebud Video shutdown, it was the odlest indepedantly owned video store in Ashville.  After 18 years WallerBears Surf Shop shutdown their South Charlotte location due to not being able to renew the lease: “Small specialty retail, I feel like, is impossible. I’m not sure it can be done anymore.”-Barrett Cornelison, owner

Ohio: Clothier The Limited shutdown two stores in Niles, and is laying off at least 2-hundred people at its HQ in Columbus!  It’s part of The Limited’s plan to shutdown dozens of stores across the United States, in an attempt to avoid bankruptcy.  In Mayfield Heights, one time journalism student and school teacher Barry Siegler shutdown his Lee Jewelers after 68 successful years of “I never had any interest or aspirations to be a jeweler, let alone open a business.”

Oklahoma: Toys R Us shutting down one of three Tulsa area stores, by the end of January 2017.  In Enid, after almost 20 years Hidden Treasures shutdown, local news media called the gift store “iconic”.

Oregon: Taxpayer funded Goodwill shutdown their Rogue River location.  Local TV station NBC5 said employees were not given a reason for the shutdown of the supposedly popular thrift store.

Pennsylvania:  Pittsburgh based 84 Lumber accusing Georgia based New Visions Real Estate, and two individuals, of failing to pay for $60-thousand in construction supplies.    Packers Sanitation Service eliminating jobs in two cities, 161 people unemployed by January 2017!   Quad Graphics issued a WARN for their York location, 193 jobs lost by mid-January 2017! In Pittsburgh, after 25 years furniture store Artistry shutdown.  In Frazer, after almost 40 years John S. Price Jeweler shutting down when the inventory is gone.

Tennessee: Goody’s shutting down their Cookeville store, for the second time according to local news reports.

Texas: In Katy, gift store Cottage Door shutdown after more than 20 years.  In Fort Worth, Leddy’s Ranch store shutdown its Sundance Square location, as part of its plans to consolidate stores.

Vermont: In Burlington, known for dressing up local women for national and international events Marylyn’s shutting down her brick-n-mortar specialty clothing store and turning to internet jewelry sales only.  Too Big to Jail Citizens Bank shutting down their 41 years old White River Junction office by February 2017.

Virginia: In Salem, after almost 75 years Ridenhour music store shutdown so the owners could do “something different”.   Home Depot shutting down their Charles City cabinet warehouse, 70 jobs lost by the end of January 2017.  Home Depot admin claim they tried every option to keep the warehouse open, and even tried to sell it, but it all failed.   Toy store Phyl’s of Bristol shutdown, the owners blamed it on failed taxpayer funded attempts by city leaders to increase business, which actually resulted in two years of crashing sales.  Convenience store Ladysmith Citgo shutdown after 78 years.  The shutdown is the result of a Walmart being built nearby, which will force the construction of a new road right through the iconic store’s property.  Local news reports say the store began in The Great Depression as a general store and post office.

Washington: Sports stadium operator Seattle Sportservice issued a shutdown WARN, 761 jobs gone by mid-February 2017!  In Issaquah, Mitt Romney wunderkind Staples shutting down a store on Front Street North, by January 2017.

Wisconsin: 39 years old Donn Powers Jeweler shutdown.  In Superior, after 18 years (and despite repeated news reports that records are making a comeback) record store Vinyl Cave shutdown.

Retail/Banking/Service sector November 2016: “NOBODY EVEN KNOWS WE’RE HERE!”

U.S. industrial destruction December 2016: “WE DO NOT ANTICIPATE ANY MEANINGFUL RECOVERY”


WARN=Worker Adjustment & Retraining Notification.

I found a 2010 AFL-CIO analysis (titled The Public Availability of WARN Notices: Lack of Accessibility and Disclosure…) which proves what I’ve been suspecting in my search of state WARN notices; most states are not complying with federal WARN regulations and are not publicizing or tracking mass layoffs.

Former employees who receive severance are not counted as unemployed!

Employees of religious non-profits might not qualify for unemployment assistance: “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.”

The U.S. Department of Labor (DoL) no longer issues mass layoff reports: “On March 1, 2013, President Obama ordered into effect the across-the- board spending cuts (commonly referred to as sequestration) required by the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act, as amended. Under the order, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) must cut its current budget by more than $30 million, 5 percent of the current 2013 appropriation, by September 30, 2013. In order to help achieve these savings and protect core programs, the BLS will eliminate two programs, including Mass Layoff Statistics, and all ‘measuring green jobs’ products. This news release is the final publication of monthly mass layoff survey data.”

Obama Legacy: Record 95-million + unemployed & not counted!

13 January 2017 / 22:27 UTC-07 Tango 06 (25 Dey 1395/15 Rabi ‘ath-Thani 1438/17 Ji Chou 4714)

Obama regime creates 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 2016.

Not In Labor Force refers to people unemployed for various reasons and who are not looking for work.  Those Not In Labor Force people 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.





High Tech Fail: Idaho’s low tech paper ballots ranked one of most trustworthy for U.S. elections!

08 January 2017 (13:51 UTC-07 Tango 06) 19 Dey 1395/09 Rabi ‘ath-Thani 1438/11 Ji Chou 4714

The University of Sydney, in Australia, recently published their study of the U.S. voting system (done with the cooperation of the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University), or systems since there is no standardized system of voting across the United States.

The latest and greatest electronic voting systems failed to boost the election integrity of the more populous U.S. states.

In fact, Idaho’s old fashioned mainly paper ballot system helped The Gem State earn the second highest ranking for election integrity in the United States (behind tiny Vermont)!  Keep in mind that the logistics of casting and counting votes in Idaho is delegated down to the county level, also realize that even though Idaho is considered one of the best for election integrity there were several cases of documented vote fraud.

And time for another reality check, the United States as a whole (once considered the leader in world democratic ideals) is still ranked among the lowest for election integrity in the ‘western’ europeanized world (once known as Christendom), along with the United Kingdom.