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Idaho Militia provides its own cell service, to survive coming natural disaster?

19MAR2018  (15:52 UTC-07 Tango 06)  28 Esfand 1396/02 Rajab 1439/03 (second month) Yi-Mao 4716

Idaho’s Army National Guard and the state Military Division’s Public Safety Communications and Information Technology Division are creating a ‘long term’ microwave radio system across six regions within The Gem State.

“The current network has been out there for a while and is at a point in its lifecycle where it needs to be replaced. We are providing engineering and analysis for what should be replaced and how we can improve data consistency and reliability for that infrastructure to remain working at an optimal level.”-Ben Call, communications and InfoTech services branch chief

The new system is meant to provided faster service and protect state government communications from cyber attacks. It will serve the Idaho Army National Guard, Idaho State Police, Idaho Fish and Game, and the Idaho State Courts System.  It should also be more secure during natural disasters because it does not use ‘public’ cell systems: “With our support they have equipment that comes in via the microwave network instead of the public network that would not be affected by an outage. So it is our hope and intent that our system would stay up and be available in an emergency even if the regular system dies.”-Ben Call


“unprecedented brick and mortar retail disruption”: U.S. retail/banking/service sector collapse, February 2018

Incomplete list of U.S. retail/banking/service sector job loss WARNings and store shutdowns made or announced in February 2018:

British empire United Kingdom based luxury clothier Charlotte Olympia now chapter 11 bankrupt busted in the United States, blaming an “unprecedented brick and mortar retail disruption” affecting its stores in California, Nevada and New York.  But don’t blame online sales because there is an Official Charlotte Olympia Online Store.

Germany based Deutsche Bank suddenly began eliminating hundreds of jobs globally, including jobs in the United States, as part of a plan to impose ‘cost discipline’ due to crashing revenues.

Arizona: In Phoenix, antique store/vendor rental space Zinnias shutdown.

 California: In Modesto, after 23 years Buy Right shutdown for its second and possibly final time, and for the second time it’s because a greedy landlord kicked them out, this time the owners of the popular thrift store did not say they were looking for a new location. Local Modesto news media reported a sudden increase in landlords jacking up rent.  Prudential-Jackson National Life Insurance laid off 161 people in El Segundo, admitting the layoff was planned back in August 2017!  Los Angeles based retailer of those dumb-ass looking wide leg jeans, JNCO Jeans, shutting down all nationwide ops when the inventory is gone (the company actually died several years ago, but some idiot tried rebooting it in 2017). In San Diego, after 125 years (surviving The Great Depression and numerous recessions) iconic Jessop Jewelers shutdown.  In San Francisco, after 28 years Costumes on Haight shutting down in March, the new manager blames increased operating costs.  Calexico JCPenney shutting down by mid-May.  WP Payroll Management issued a shutdown WARN for its Los Angeles location, 113 jobs gone by May!  The Ritz-Carlton issued a temporary shutdown WARN for its Truckee location, 236 jobs gone mid-April!  In Anaheim, Gateway One Lending and Finance eliminating 24 jobs by April.  In the City of Industry, Artistree laying off 104 people by April!  What automotive industry recovery? Car dealer Infiniti of Riverside issued a shutdown WARN, 25 jobs gone by the end of March.   What housing market recovery?  Apartment manager Irvine Company suddenly laid off 63 employees, and reclassified 17 positions according to news reports (their official WARN says 80 jobs gone), as part of its plan to refine “long-term apartment communities”.

Colorado:  Prudential-Jackson National Life Insurance shutting down its 20 years old tech center in Denver, 370 jobs gone! 

Florida:  In Tampa, Prudential-Jackson National Life Insurance eliminating 41 jobs mid-March.  In Saint Petersburg, Transamerica Life Insurance eliminating 465 jobs by mid-April!

Georgia: In Macon, after 40 years Chi-chester’s Gifts shutdown due to crashing sales.

Idaho: After 40 years the owners of the two Porter’s Crafts & Frames stores (in Rexburg and Idaho Falls) forced to retire due to health problems, they’re trying to get a friend from New Jersey to buy the Rexburg property, the stores are shutting down when the inventory is gone.

Illinois: Lord & Taylor shutdown its clothing store in the Oakbrook Center, and is shutting down its store in Westfield Old Orchard Mall in April.  Sandburg Mall JCPenney shutting down by mid-May.  In Geneva, after ten years Antiques on State shutting down in April, due to crashing sales.  Chapter 11 bankrupt Bon-Ton shutting down six of its Carson’s stores and one Bergner’s, in total 4-hundred jobs gone by May!  In Normal, after 47 years Guitar World shutdown, the owner saying even music lessons have been affected by the internet: “We went from over 105 lessons when we came here nine years ago, to 30 or less. So I mean, the market is changing, the people who are doing this have changed. So it’s what you have to do with all online, God bless the internet.”-Jim Bland

Indiana: Walmart issued a shutdown WARN for its store in Rushville, 95 jobs gone by mid-April.  Chapter 11 bankrupt Bon-Ton shutting down five of its Carson’s stores, in total 306 jobs gone by the end of April!

Iowa: Chapter 11 bankrupt Bon-Ton shutting down two of its Younkers stores.  Too Big to Jail Goldman Sachs issued a shutdown WARN for its Cedar Rapids office, 39 jobs gone by May.  Also in Cedar Rapids, Transamerica Life Insurance eliminating 863 jobs by mid-April!   What housing market recovery?  In Des Moines, Nationwide-Mortgage eliminating 54 jobs by April.

Kentucky: Chapter 11 bankrupt Bon-Ton shutting down the Elder Beerman store in Paducah.  Also in Paducah, New York & Company Outlet shutdown.

Maryland:  Chapter 11 bankrupt Bon-Ton shutting down its store in Hagerstown.  In Baltimore, Transamerica Life Insurance eliminating 55 jobs by mid-April.

Massachusetts: Clothier Artwear shutting down in March, the owner stated “Retailers have been hit hard this year. I can’t predict what 2018 will bring and so I have decided that I cannot keep the store open any longer.”

Michigan:Chapter 11 bankrupt Bon-Ton shutting down the Elder Beerman store in Adrian, a Younkers in Marquette and a Carson’s in Benton Harbor (Bon-Ton did not indicate how many jobs lost in its official WARN).

Minnesota: Eagan based Sun Country Airlines suddenly eliminated 350 ground crew jobs by outsourcing them to a cheapo contractor, Sun Country workers had one week to beg the contractor to hire them (at less pay and probably no benefits, for the same work)!  Viking Plaza JCPenney shutting down by mid-May.  Chapter 11 bankrupt Bon-Ton shutting down the Herberger’s Clearance Center store in Maplewood, 20 jobs gone in April.  In West Duluth, after 35 years Video Vision shutdown.  Toys R Us issued a shutdown WARN for its store in Roseville, 30 jobs gone in April.

Missouri: Hampton Village Plaza JCPenney shutting down by mid-May.

Montana: In Billings, Big Bear Sports Center is now officially dead.  It’s been shutdown since November because a man drove his SUV into the store, then began trading gunshots with police.  Police used tear-gas, and water and gas lines in the store were damaged, the suspect was killed.  The store owners were hoping to repair the store but apparently it’s not going to happen.

New Hampshire: Chapter 11 bankrupt Bon-Ton shutting down its store in Concord.

New Jersey: Hotel operator Wyndham Worldwide Operations eliminating 134 jobs in Parsippany, mid-April! Walmart shutting down its Route 22 Readington (Branchburg) store, 149 jobs gone by mid-April, due to “financial performance”!  Chapter 11 bankrupt Bon-Ton shutting down its store in Phillipsburg.  Garden State Plaza JCPenney shutting down by mid-May.  After more than 30 years the family owned gun shop known for supporting local charities, Sportsman’s Rendezvous, shutdown, the family is moving to Florida.   After 27 years, and three location changes, The Big Little Railroad Shop shutdown due to the sudden collapse of the sale of the store: “I had been working with someone for at least a year-and-a-half who was going to purchase the store. I’d work two days, he’d work three and vice versa, and all of the sudden on Memorial Day, he just walked out of here.”-Jen Lush, co-owner

New Mexico: Gertrude Zachary shutdown its antique store In Albuquerque, but the owners claim a new type of store will take its place.

New York: NYC based Barnes & Noble eliminating an undisclosed number of cashiers and digital product associates, due to crashing sales.  Chapter 11 bankrupt Bon-Ton shutting down its stores in Massena, Watertown and Queensbury.  In Brooklyn, Horseman Antiques shutting down due to the building being sold-off for $18-million USD.  Toys R Us-Babies R Us issued shutdown WARNs for six stores, at least 285 jobs gone between mid-March and mid-April!  Sterling National Bank issued mass-layoff WARN for multiple locations, at least 140 jobs lost between April and Xmas!  California based GAP shutting down its Banana Republic corporate operations in NYC,  112 jobs lost due to consolidation ops back to California!

North Carolina: Charlotte based Japanese Toyota NASCAR driving BK Racing now chapter 11 bankrupt busted due to $8-million USD of debt. Charlotte based retailer Belk suddenly laid off 58 managers across the U.S.  In Durham, sexist female boutique Liberation Threads shutdown after a year, the owners saying “…as we move into 2018, there’s a sea change happening.” 

Ohio: Non-profit tenant advocate Cleveland Tenants Organization shutdown due to lack of funding.   In Greenville, after 25 years Club 7 Sports up for sale, the owners want to retire.  Knox Village Square JCPenney shutting down by mid-May.  In Columbus, after more than 40 years Romanoff’s Classic Tuxedos shutting down.  Chapter 11 bankrupt Bon-Ton shutting down its Elder Beerman store in Defiance, 41 jobs gone.  In Cleveland Heights, after 27 years toy and joke store Big Fun shutting down when the inventory is gone, the owner bemoaned “I call Amazon our kryptonite…. they need to shop local.”

Oklahoma:  Washington Park Mall JCPenney shutting down by mid-May.

Oregon: Nordstrom shutting down its 37 years old store in the Salem Center Mall, 130 jobs gone by April!

Pennsylvania: In Narberth, after 105 years (surviving The Great Depression and several recessions) Ricklin’s Hardware shutdown so the owners can retire.   Janitorial service company Compass Group eliminating six jobs in April.  Chapter 11 bankrupt Bon-Ton shutting down eight of its stores!  Macy’s issued a shutdown WARN for its Homestead store, 94 jobs gone by mid-April.  Limerick Furniture and Mattress shutting down its store in the Fairgrounds Square Mall, due to increased competition and increased operating costs.  After 40 years, Dave Phillips Music & Sound shutdown its Allentown location blaming internet shopping.  In Exton, Transamerica Life Insurance outsourcing 192 jobs by mid-April!  Administrators claim in-house employees were offered jobs with the contractor at the same pay, having personally experienced outsourcing of some of my past jobs I find that hard to believe.

South Carolina: What housing market recovery?  Created out of the 2008 financial meltdown Movement Mortgage suddenly laid off 75 people, administrators blamed the sudden layoffs on ‘improvements’ to their lending process.

Texas: In Houston, after 16 years music venue Walter’s Downtown suddenly shutdown.

Utah: Chapter 11 bankrupt Bon-Ton shutting down its Herberger’s store in Logan.

Vermont: Chapter 11 bankrupt Bon-Ton shutting down its store in South Burlington.

Virginia: Clothier PacSun shutting down its store in the River Ridge Mall, in May.  Chapter 11 bankrupt Bon-Ton shutting down its Elder Beerman store in Vienna.

Washington:Cascade Mall JCPenney shutting down by mid-May.

West Virginia: Shoe seller Finish Line shutting down its store in the Charleston Town Center.   Speaking of Charleston Town Center, it is now under control of a real estate group after the original owners defaulted on a $100-million USD loan.

Wisconsin: Prudential-Jackson National Life Insurance laid off an additional 23 employees in Appleton.   In Manitowoc, after 67 years LLoyd’s Photo & Digital shutdown, the owner lamenting “…our bread and butter was prints.”  Chapter 11 bankrupt Bon-Ton shutting down six of its Younkers stores, two Boston Stores and an Elder Beerman! In Mequon, after 27 years Xenia Gallery shutting down in March.

Wyoming: in Cheyenne, after 49 years City News and Pipe Shop shutdown, the owners say the crash in magazine and newspaper sales is a final sign that it’s time to retire.  In Casper, Seconds on First Street shutdown after 16 years of consignments.

WARN=Worker Adjustment & Retraining Notification





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


U.S. government shenanigans, February 2018: “I NEED TO PAY HIGHER TAXES.”


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


Mountain Home AFB, Idaho, update

14MAR2018  (02:52 UTC-07 Tango 06)  23 Esfand 1396/26 Jumada t-Tania 1439/27 Yi-Mao 4716

Currently personnel with USAF 455th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron (home base Mountain Home, Idaho) are deployed to Bagram, Afghanistan.

But while they’re away the rest of the gang on Mountain Home AFB got a visit from the top brass of the 12th Air Force and Air Forces Southern Command, 06-09MAR2018:

Also during the week of 06MAR2018, the U.S. Marines invaded Mountain Home.

U.S. Marine Corps UH-1Y, Mountain Home AFB, Idaho

Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMLA) 269 flew north to Idaho, supposedly for cold weather training (ain’t been too cold here lately).

U.S. Marine AH-1W Super Cobras, Mountain Home AFB, Idaho


America Spread Thin: Afghanistan

15MAR2018, Video USAF 83rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron conduct rescue training in the high Afghan mountains:

KC-10 Extender refuels F-16 Falcon over Afghanistan, 09MAR2018:

A-10C Thunderbolt-2 gets refueled over Afghanistan

U.S. taxpayer funded A-29 Super Tucano and MD-500 in use by Afghan Air Force:

In the first two weeks of March, U.S. and Afghan government forces conducted airstrikes and ground raids in Jowzjan, Paktika, Khost and Nangarhar provinces.

U.S. Marines, at Camp Shorab, launch 120mm mortars on 10MAR2018

U.S. Marine teaches map reading to Afghans, 07MAR2018

455th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron (home base Idaho), Bagram, 08MAR2018:

USAF Guardian Angel high-altitude-high-opening pararescue over Afghanistan, 04MAR2018

Video how to build a ‘corporal’ MACE:

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




“We are in very challenging times.”: ObamaCare ACA death spiral, February 2018

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

For the month of February at least 13 U.S. hospitals had their patient data bases hacked, affecting more than 80-thousand people.

Beasley: Global healthcare industry number one target for cyber attacks in 2017

JAMA: ObamaCare-ACA mandated Electronic Health Records (EHR) billing system does not reduce healthcare costs

American Journal of Managed Care: ObamaCare-ACA mandated outpatient care for cancer victims actually increases taxpayer funded Medicare costs 

JAMA Pediatrics: Skyrocketing number of U.S. babies under one year of age dying of suffocation

U.S. News & World Report: Best/worst state healthcare rankings

U.S. CDC: 28.9 million people still don’t have health insurance. Almost half of those that do have high deductible insurance. 

The New York Times: Skyrocketing nursing home evictions due to Medicare/Medicaid changes

Center for Connected Health Policy: Beware tele-health programs

Gallup Poll: Four out of ten doctors say the cost of their degree was not worth it

Becker’s Hospital Review: In first two months of 2017, 12 hospital executives resigned without notice or explanation

Mayo Clinic Proceedings: One in three early drug/device trials for patients with chronic conditions, falsified data

U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH): Corporate healthcare systems getting NIH taxpayer funding

The Washington Post: Bank loans to be made available to hospital patients.   No loan, no healthcare? 

The Medicus Firm: Don’t cry for the doctors as sign-on bonuses hit record average high of $30-thousand USD in 2017

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

California:  San Diego based Scripps Health reported a 94% crash in operating income!  The hospital says operating costs are outpacing revenues.  Anthem Blue Cross accusing Sonoma West Medical Center-Palm Drive Health Care District of a $13.5-million USD fraudulent billing scam.  Federal government accusing Health Net of interfering with a Info-Tech audit, violating its contract with the U.S. Office of Personnel Management.  A husband and wife team accused of ripping off Medicaid taxpayers to the tune of $5-million, while they were managing Community Health Group in San Diego. Federal auditors also accuse California of failing to scrutinize $7-billion of Medicaid payments in 2016.  San Diego based life science company Illumina eliminating 61 jobs mid-April.  ReVision Optics issued a layoff WARN, 40 jobs in Lake Forest gone by the end of March. Blue Shield issued a layoff WARN, 44 San Francisco jobs gone by March. God powerless to stop ‘his’ Adventist Health Bakersfield from eliminating 177 jobs by April!  Adventist Health White Memorial eliminating 160 Los Angeles jobs by April!  Novartis Pharmaceuticals suddenly laid off 29 people in San Carlos.  Pacific Alliance Medical Center finally revealed that it killed 731 Los Angeles jobs when it shutdown back in December!  Texas based Concentra issued a layoff WARN for its Valencia ops, 134 jobs gone by April!   Maker of plastic medical products Nypro issued a shutdown WARN for its factory in Porterville, 111 jobs gone by April!

Connecticut: New haven based Achillion Pharmaceuticals eliminating 18 jobs after partner Johnson & Johnson halted its support for developing a new Hep-C drug.  After almost non-stop layoffs since 2016, Bristol-Myers Squibb announced an additional 107 more layoffs by April, as part of a plan to halt operations in Wallingford!  Out of fear of lawsuits, Stamford based Purdue Pharma halted promotional ops to get doctors to push their opioid drugs.  Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics eliminating 198 jobs as part of its plan to halt ops in Brookfield by September!

Florida:  Pensacola Naval Hospital shifting to outpatient pediatric care only, starting in July.  Transitions Optical eliminating 34 Pinellas Park jobs mid-April.

Georgia: Federal government accusing HCA Healthcare owned Memorial University Medical Center of failing to comply with Medicare billing rules, at least 39 times, estimating that taxpayers overpaid the hospital by $1.4-million USD.   Marietta based WellStar Health System laid off 49 people, including seven executives.  Six hospitals suing Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield for refusing to cover the costs of MRIs and CT scans.  Two nurses with Northeast Atlanta Health and Rehabilitation charged with killing a patient in 2014, while other nurses watched and laughed. Others were charged with covering up the death. Security camera video shows the nurses cutting off the air to a World War-2 veteran and other nurses laughing as he begged for his life! 

Idaho: The federal Health and Human Services Secretary met with Idaho administrators to discuss Idaho’s plan to offer health insurance that is not approved by ObamaCare-ACA, details of the meeting were not made public.

Illinois: Outcome Health suddenly laid off an additional 20 people (after eliminating 215 positions last year), possibly in connection with an investor fraud settlement. Naperville based Edward-Elmhurst Health slashing $35-million USD from its budget (on top of slashing $50-million last year), with layoffs in the works, due to a $92-million accounting error!  Chicago based Norwegian American Hospital threatening to shutdown its pediatric unit by the end of March, due to crashing demand for services (only nine patients in 2016 and zero in 2017).  News reports say other hospitals are considering similar shutdowns.  Israel based Teva issued a shutdown WARN for its ops in Gurnee, 101 jobs gone between now and the end of the year!

Indiana: Med Express Urgent Care in Terre Haute shutdown due to ‘business reasons’.  Indiana University Health Paoli Hospital shutting down its obstetrics unit, ten jobs affected by the end of March.  Medical device maker Cook Medical restructuring in response to the changing global healthcare market, mainly through consolidation of operations (which usually means job cuts).

Kentucky: Kindred Healthcare reported a $135-million USD loss in its fourth quarter of 2017.  Four executives of Louisville based Humana made more than $12-million USD combined by selling-off their own stock holdings in Humana.

Massachusetts: UMass Memorial HealthAlliance-Clinton Hospital shutting down its gastrointestinal unit, eight jobs affected. Morton Hospital shutting down its maternity ward in April.  Lemuel Shattuck Hospital shutting down, 7-hundred jobs affected by 2021!  Boston based drugs maker Intarcia suddenly laid off 60 people due to the FDA rejecting its latest drug.  Steward Health Care moving its HQ to Texas, affecting 1-hundred jobs in Boston!  Partners HealthCare off-shoring 1-hundred tech jobs, to India!   Also in Boston, Sanofi Genzyme laying off 130 people in an effort to reduce operating costs!  Lowell General Hospital laid off seven health info-tech employees.

Michigan: Employees of Borgess Medical Center warned of massive layoffs due to the hospital being “over budget”, despite hospital administrators boasting of building a new addition to the hospital, which will cost at least $35-million USD.  Mmmm, wonder why they’re over budget?  Texas owned Detroit Medical Center reducing meal options for patients and eliminating 3-hundred jobs saying “It’s part of a plan to be much more efficient…”  Sparrow Health System shutting down its Saint Lawrence emergency room in May.  Henry Ford Allegiance Health agreed to settled a federal lawsuit accusing it of colluding with other hospitals to intentionally limit advertising competition within their respective counties.  Memorial Healthcare facing a federal lawsuit after allegedly rejecting a nurses job application, because she refused to get a flu shot as part of her religious beliefs.

Minnesota: Shriners Hospitals for Children-Twin Cities “evaluating alternative options for inpatient care” including a total shutdown.  The Star Tribune reporting 341 ‘preventable’ medical errors in 2017, at least 12 people died and 103 injured due to increased incompetence in Minnesota hospitals.  In Fridley, DaVita Clinical Research eliminating 53 jobs by mid-April.

Missouri: Non-profit Western Missouri Medical Center suddenly eliminated 41 jobs saying “We have not been immune to the ever-growing challenges in the healthcare industry…”   A woman sentenced to five years probation for posing as a nurse instructor at Saint Alexius Hospital, it was shown she lied about her education and employment history, and stole a nursing license from a nurse in New Mexico.  Taxpayer funded Iron County Medical Center now chapter 9 bankrupt busted.  Administrators are also asking voters to approve a sales tax hike to increase funding of the hospital.

Montana: A now former CFO of Rocky Boy Health Clinic spending 12 months in prison for fraud.

Nebraska: Methodist Hospital halting home health and hospice services in March, affecting 40 jobs.

New Hampshire: LRGHealthcare shutting down its maternity ward by the end of May.  Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital shutting down its maternity ward, 12 jobs gone mid-July.

New Jersey:  Israel based Teva Pharmaceuticals suddenly laid off 46 people in Parsippany, as part of its plan to eliminate 18-thousand jobs globally.

New Mexico: University of New Mexico Hospital being sued by a former immigrant employee who says co-workers bullied her because of her accent.  The state health department is facing lawsuits claiming conflict of interest in how Medicaid contracts are awarded, such a lawsuit by Molina Healthcare has been thrown out of court, but other lawsuits are pending.

New York: Pfizer issued a shutdown WARN for its Rouses Point drugs factory, 82 jobs affected by March.  Cayuga Centers eliminating 120 jobs as it halts residential treatment ops, blaming ObamaCare-ACA for the loss of $2-million USD since July 2017!  On-demand tele-health company Teledoc reported a loss of $106.8-million, possibly in connection with its take-over of rival Best Doctors.  A U.S. District Judge found the now former drugs company CEO Martin Shkreli (the one who jacked-up prices outrageously) guilty of frauding investors and causing the companies he worked for to lose a combined total of $10.4-million.  Nassau University Medical Center spent two days eliminating $674-thousand worth of salaried and contracted jobs, in an effort to save $1.67-million for “mission critical” jobs.  Taxpayer funded Hunter College is suing one of its nurses after it discovered the nurse is living in the Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing dorm, and has been for the past 40 years. Local news reports say that particular nurse isn’t the only one living in the college dorm as it’s apparently the result of a contract from a discontinued nursing program that dates back to the 1960s.

North Carolina: A doctor at Duke University School of Medicine sued saying the university engaged in hiring collusion with UNC School of Medicine.  The case could affect 5-thousand-649 faculty at both universities!  Atrium Health (formerly Carolinas HealthCare System) admitted it had reduced working hours for 90 employees since November 2017 and more labor cost cuts were in the planning, which is interesting because Atrium Health is still advertising that it is hiring.  Novant Health suddenly eliminated 23 jobs.  State investigators fined Strategic Behavioral Health Center $20-thousand for violating patient safety laws. The ‘behavioral’ center was mistreating patients so badly that dozens escaped, which alerted investigators.

Ohio:  New York Based Personal Touch Home Care halting ops in Ohio and eliminating at least 257 jobs by mid-April!   Memorial Health Systems suddenly laid off 15 people and shifted 1-hundred employees into new jobs, blaming it on an expected reduction in taxpayer funded Medicare spending.  Philips Medical Systems eliminating 65 jobs mid-April.  Cardinal Health eliminating 101 jobs mid-April!

Oklahoma: The state Department of Health interim commissioner and Cabinet Secretary of Finance, Administration and Information Technology resigned after being accused of domestic violence.

Oregon: God powerless to stop ‘his’ Adventist Medical Center from eliminating 157 jobs in Portland!

Pennsylvania:  A now former UPMC Health Plan director is spending two years in federal prison for stealing $846-thousand USD from UPMC, by creating ‘ghost workers’ on the payroll.

South Carolina: Regional Medical Center suddenly laid off an undisclosed number of people, an audit last month revealed the hospital lost $7-million USD, administrators warned of more layoffs saying “We are in very challenging times.”  Medical University of South Carolina revealed it fired 13 employees for espionage-ing patient records, in 2017.

Tennessee: Franklin based Community Health Systems reported a loss of $2-billion USD in their fourth quarter of 2017, despite selling-off hospitals!  More Community Health Systems owned hospitals will be sold-off in 2018.

Texas: Dallas based Tenet Healthcare reported a $230-million USD loss in its fourth quarter of 2017, despite $5-billion in revenues, despite killing 2-thousand jobs nationwide and despite taking advantage of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

Utah: State legislators advanced a bill to the state Senate that would prohibit hospitals and health systems from testing a doctor’s competency!  20 volunteers at University of Utah Hospital are ensuring no patient dies alone, it’s part of a growing movement called No One Dies Alone.

Vermont: It was revealed that Brattleboro Memorial Hospital paid state and federal regulators $1.7-million USD to settle claims that it submitted false outpatient laboratory claims to Medicaid and Medicare.

Virginia: University of Virginia Health System ‘exposed’ data of more than 1-thousand-8-hundred patients over 17 months.

Washington: Skagit Regional Health revealed it had laid off 94 people and shutdown 36 vacant positions during the past seven months, due to $17-million USD in losses since 2016.

Washington DC: The former CMO of United Medical Center says he was fired for blowing the whistle on the hospital’s “malfeasance affecting patient health and safety” and “submission of fraudulent statements to Medicare and Medicaid.”  The Internal Revenue Service hitting employers with fines for violating ObamaCare-ACA employee insurance mandate.  Federal Health and Human Services new Conscience and Religious Freedom division received more than 3-hundred complaints since 18JAN2018.

Wisconsin: Marshfield Clinic Health System reported a loss of $17-million USD directly blaming lower reimbursements on the halting of cost sharing taxpayer funded subsidies to ObamaCare-ACA.  Agnesian HealthCare hit by federal lawsuit accusing it of a doctor kick-back Medicare scam.  Mike Flint Enterprises-Interim Healthcare of Wisconsin-Mallatt’s Homecare Pharmacy eliminating 168 jobs starting in April!

Wyoming: Campbell County Health-Powder River Surgery Center lost $200-thousand USD as a result of Medicaid and Medicare billing delays caused by recent changes to the hospital system, including software upgrades, however they still reported an overall profit in 2017.

ObamaCare (ACA) death spiral January 2018: “INADEQUATE MEDICAID REIMBURSEMENT RATES”

“I’m not sure we can support all these stores. Obviously, we can’t.”: U.S. Food Crisis, February 2018

Incomplete list of announced United States food supply shutdowns for the month of February, 2018: Many food suppliers/distributors are consolidating operations and killing jobs due to the collapsing grocery store and restaurant industries, as well as rising costs of food production, spread of disease and extreme weather.

While I don’t like most of the crazy stuff the folks at PETA do, they have compelling evidence that those ‘free range’ poultry products you buy at WalmartHarris Teeter and Whole Foods are anything but:

Alabama: A female employee of Dothan’s Farm Service Agency charged with fraud, theft of government property, and using a false document, relating to crop insurance.  Pike Road Butcher Block suddenly shutdown due to “small town politics”, the landlord is the town of Pike Road.

Alaska: Hook Line and Sinker-Humpy’s Great Alaskan Alehouse now chapter 11 bankrupt busted.  It’s blamed on a massive re-development project (gentrification) which left Humpy’s Great Alaskan Alehouse with millions of dollars of debt.

California: In The Golden State that loves migrant workersA Soledad farm labor contractor has been fined $168,082 in penalties for housing employees in unsanitary and dangerous conditions following an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division.” New York based Seneca Foods shutdown its factory in Modesto, 265 full-time jobs suddenly gone due to “competition from overseas”! DineEquity owned, Gelndale based, schizophrenic IHOP shutting down 40 restaurants in 2018, while at the same time claiming they will open even more restaurants. Cafe Napa Valley Traditions forced to shutdown after 24 years by a huge rent increase. San Francisco based coffee roaster Four Barrel began laying off employees due to crashing wholesale orders.   K and R Farms shutting down operations in Salinas, 235 jobs gone by April!  CKE Restaurant Holdings (aka Carl’s Jr., Hardee’s, Green Burrito and Red Burrito) eliminating 54 jobs in Anaheim, by mid-April. Freshly Picked issued a shutdown WARN for its Cypress location, 26 jobs gone in March.  After 25 years non-profit animal rescue op Farm Sanctuary-Orland Shelter shutdown, the owners got the hell outta The Golden State and took the 250+ animals to a new 39 hectares (96 acres) ranch in New York.  In San Luis Obispo, after three years popular Bowl’d shutting down because the owners say the profits just aren’t high enough to cover the rent.  In Fresno, Parsley Garden Cafe suddenly shutdown due to not being able to renew the lease.  Tyson Foods killing yet more jobs as it issues another WARN, this time 401 people in Otay Mesa out-o-work as the frozen food factory is shutdown!  Oregon based New Seasons Market suddenly shutdown its six months old grocery store in Sunnyvale saying “This location proved to be a challenge for several reasons”, 101 jobs gone! Connecticut based food service company Centerplate issued a mass layoff WARN, 759 Levi’s Stadium jobs in Santa Clara gone by mid-April!  TGI Friday’s issued a shutdown WARN for a restaurant in Brea, 57 jobs gone by mid-April.  In Modesto, the 25 years old Hometown Buffet was suddenly shutdown by a greedy landlord who canceled the lease.  After 60 years Menlo Park’s Oasis Beer Garden shutting down by March because of the greedy landlord: “After several months of effort, we were unable to negotiate a reasonable lease for our business, nor meet the requested terms of the building’s owner.”-facebook post

Colorado:  In Fort Collins, employee owned New Belgium Brewing suddenly laid off 28 employees (25 in Colorado, three in North Carolina).  It’s probably due to increasing competition as local news sources reported that in Denver alone four new breweries have opened in the past four months!

Connecticut: Iconic Woody’s hot dog joint shutdown after 41 years so the owners can take a vacation, before their next business venture.

Florida: Bi-Lo owned, Jacksonville based, Winn Dixie shutting down 2-hundred grocery stores in an attempt to avoid bankruptcy, thousands of jobs lost! In Fort Pierce, Granny’s shutdown after 53 years, the worn-out owners saying “We are going to sit on the front porch and rest…..I think we deserve it.”  Hard Rock Cafe issued a shutdown WARN for its HQ in Orlando, 184 jobs gone between April and July!

Georgia: Atlanta based Coca Cola eliminating even more jobs, this time an additional 350 corporate level jobs!  At the same time Coca Cola administrators swear they are hiring.  Kroger shutting down a 26 years old grocery store, on the south side of Savannah, more than 1-hundred jobs gone in March due to “declining sales and negative profit” (‘negative profit’ is Orwellian doublespeak for losses).  Local news reports said customers were shocked as the store is “always packed”, but also admitted there were now a lot of competitors in the area.

Hawaii:  The Shack suddenly shutdown its 26 years old Hawaii Kai location, the owners were not able to renew the lease.

Idaho: Blind Bat News reader reported that the Pita Pit, in Pocatello, shutdown without warning.

Illinois:  In Chicago, after 41 years iconic Carson’s Prime Steaks Famous BBQ forced to shutdown by property developers. Also in Chicago, Marcello’s suddenly shutdown one of its three pizza joints, no official reason given but property redevelopment (gentrification) is suspected. In Downers Grove, after 15 years restaurant Carlucci suddenly shutdown, the property was sold.  In Belleville, IHOP shutting down its 45 years old restaurant, on Carlyle Avenue, because the local franchise owner is retiring and nobody wanted to take-over the franchise.  In Crystal Lake, Joseph’s Marketplace shutdown after 12 years, no official explanation, but residents and even city leaders blame it on several new grocery stores that have opened since 2015: “I’m not sure we can support all these stores. Obviously, we can’t.”-Judi Spizzirri, customer

Iowa: Hy-Vee shutting down its grocery store in Waterloo, 282 jobs gone by the end of March because Hy-Vee built too many grocery stores in the region! 

Louisiana: In New Orleans, Lakeview Harbor Restaurant forced to shutdown after 25 years because the landlord revoked the lease.  Non-profit Hollygrove Market & Farm suddenly shutdown saying “We are reorganizing financially and will have another announcement about our permanent status as soon as possible.”  It was later revealed they ran out of money.  Internet based food delivery service Street Breads now chapter 11 bankrupt busted due to debts that far outweigh its assets.

Maine: Somebody is going around and shooting people’s goats and shooting cows.

Massachusetts: In Arlington, after a couple of decades Bagels By Us shutting down in March, the property is for sale.

Michigan: In Brighton, after 35 years iconic ice cream shop Yum Yum Tree suddenly shutdown, on facebook the owners promised a detailed explanation would be released.  Angry customers said they should have given at least a month notice so they could fatten up on the unique ice cream treats.  In Ostego, after 70 years Harding’s (Harding and Hill) shutdown, no reason given.

Minnesota: Colorado based Pilgrim’s Pride shutting down a former Gold’n Plump corporate office in Saint Cloud, 30 jobs gone due to Pilgrim’s Pride $350-million USD take-over of Gold’n Plump in 2016-17.  In Saint Paul, after 20 years the Wild Onion shutting down in March, the owner blamed reduced revenues and increased costs such as minimum wage. In Duluth, after 14 years Johnson’s Bakery Lakeside shutting down by the end of April, due to not being able to renew the lease.  In Minneapolis, after more than 60 years the last Vescio’s Italian Restaurant shutdown. At one time there were two Vescio’s.  Bellisio Foods issued a WARN, 105 jobs in Austin gone by April!

Missouri: DineEquity owned, Kansas City based, Applebee’s added an additional 80 restaurants to its previously announced plan to shutdown 1-hundred restaurants in 2018, due to “lack of performance”.  In Kansas City, after 54 years upscale Plaza III The Steakhouse shutting down in March, 30 jobs lost with no explanation by the owners.   Pi Pizzeria suddenly shutdown its Kirkwoood location due to gentrification (construction projects) destroying the employee parking lot: “…we’ve lost our employee parking lot due to a redevelopment, and that leaves us with fewer than 25 guest parking spots…”-facebook post

Montana: In Missoula, after 27 years Uptown Diner shutdown, crashing sales were blamed on the demise of the Macy’s store next door.

Nebraska: C & C Specialty Market shutting down its store in Beatrice, in April, so the owners can focus on their more profitable operations.

New Jersey: In Freehold, International Vitamin eliminating 160 jobs in May!

New Mexico: In Albuquerque, the once profitable Farmers Market chain is now dead.  Local news media say at one time there were ten Farmers Markets in New Mexico: “We’ve always had competition, but in the last five to seven years, it was much harder.”-Jhett Browne, owner of the last Farmers Market

New York: In NYC, 21-Club revealed to state officials that they suddenly shutdown back in January, 156 jobs suddenly gone, blamed on Mother Earth (climate change-storm damage)! Also in NYC, Siggy’s Good Food suddenly shutdown, the owner saying “…it’s time to fly.”    JJC Food suddenly shutdown its Hicksville grocery store, 38 jobs gone, blamed on Mother Earth (climate change-storm damage)!  Williamsville based Tops Friendly Markets now chapter 11 bankrupt busted, blaming increased competition. GLK Foods shutting down ops in Shortsville, 50 jobs gone in September due to consolidation. In Rochester, after almost 20 years restaurant 2-Vine shutdown due to the owner’s health problems.   PepsiCo eliminating 2-hundred corporate level InfoTech and finance jobs in Westchester, as part of its global plan to kill jobs. Local news media revealed that PepsiCo (Pepsi, Frito-Lay, Tropicana, Gatorade, Quaker) was getting $4-million USD in state taxpayer funded credits and another $7-million from sales-tax breaks in Westchester County!

North Carolina: Charlotte based Healthy Home Market grocery chain now chapter 7 bankrupt and being consumed by its creditors, its last two stores were shutdown in January, thousands of jobs lost! In Monroe, after 25 years Seacrest Feed & Seed shutting down by March, due to the greedy property owners.  Logan’s Roadhouse suddenly shutdown due to a “corporate decision”.

North Dakota: In Bismarck, Dan’s Supermarket shutdown after 65 years, due to not being able to renew the lease.

Ohio:  A fire in a barn on Country Lane Tree Farm killed dozens of goats and chickens.

Pennsylvania:  After almost 50 years Mattocks Five Incorporated suddenly shutdown several operations (known as Albion Mill, Meadville Farm and Garden, 5M Feeds Waterford, 5M Feeds Titusville) with only a two days notice on facebook, and no explanation.  In Ardmore, Chung Sing forced to shutdown by the end of March, due to the landlord canceling the lease.  In Pittsburgh, BYOB restaurant Avenue B shutdown due to not being able to renew the lease.  “The Greater Washington County Food Bank reports on its website that Washington County has an estimated 25,000 people who are food insecure, more than 30 percent of its clients are children under the age of 18 and 20 percent are senior citizens.”

Despite supplying restaurants with poultry for more than ten years, family run Quails R Us Plus facing foreclosure, several area chefs are holding a ‘rescue dinner’ to save the poultry farm.

  South Carolina: Florida based Tijuana Flats shutting down its less than two years old restaurant on Percival Road, in Columbia, by March.  Terrace Restaurants suddenly shutdown its Greenville location, after being open less than a year, due to lack of sales.

Tennessee: In Murfreesboro, after more than two years Sub Stop suddenly shutdown because the owners got an offer from a property developer they couldn’t refuse. After ten years in East Nashville, Pied Piper Eatery shutdown as a result of the owner’s death two years ago.

Texas:  In Pflugerville, after one year Idle Vine Brewery shutting down by March.  In Austin, after 45 years Buck Moore Feed & Supply shutdown. Bellisio Foods shutting down its factory in Austin.  Kettle & Brine shutdown its brick-n-mortar store in Austin, will continue selling kitchen krap online.  In San Angelo, after 30 years Chinese Kitchen shutdown, the overworked underpaid owner complained “It has been extremely hard to get workers for the restaurant……..working 14 hours for seven days a week is hard on my husband and me.”  After seven years Grinners Daiquiri Bar shutdown due to not being a good ‘fit’ for San Angelo.

Virginia: After more than 35 years Frankie’s Place for Ribs shutdown without warning, die-hard fans were shocked, the owner blamed declining sales and increasing costs.  In Richmond, after less than five years Kitchen on Cary suddenly shutdown.  A poultry farm fire in Mount Vernon killed an estimated 14-thousand chicks!

Washington:  In Spokane, after 20 years Wolf Creek Lodge Steakhouse suddenly shutdown.  Marine View Beverage shutting down operations across the state, 278 jobs gone by mid-April!   Pacific Seafood issued a shutdown WARN, 69 Federal Way jobs gone by the end of April.

Washington DC: Le Mano Coffee Bar shutdown after almost five years, the owner wants more family time.  After nine years award winning chocolate restaurant Co Co Sala suddenly shutdown.  The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) warns “…a relatively strong U.S. dollar is expected to dampen growth in U.S. agricultural exports, the United States remains competitive in global agricultural markets, in part due to efficiency and quality margins, and export values grow over the next ten years. Net farm income is expected to increase in 2018 followed by a drop…”

Wisconsin: After 110 years (surviving The Great Depression and numerous recessions) Silver Spring House Bar & Restaurant suddenly shutdown, the property is for sale, asking price $1.2-million USD.  For the fifth year in a row income for Wisconsin farmers is expected to be down from the record high in 2013.

WARN=Worker Adjustment & Retraining Notification

U.S. Food Crisis, January 2018: “IT’S TIME TO ADAPT OR DIE”

“Teaching kids about the harm of drugs…doesn’t really work.” : Drugs, the American Way, February 2018

Incomplete (tip-o-the iceberg) list of U.S. drugs related crimes and oddities for the month of February 2018.

“Teaching kids about the harms of drugs isn’t really a prevention tactic, it doesn’t really work. They know that drugs are dangerous.”-Alfgeir Kristjansson, School of Public Health at West Virginia University, making a statement about something that’s actually common knowledge but none of your political/social/law enforcement leaders want to admit to

Trust for America’s Health: Drugs killing record numbers of people, still top killer of ‘whites’

Click to see the ClinCalc DrugStats Top 200 Drugs of 2018, and find out where your fav legal drug ranks.

Israel based Teva Pharmaceuticals lied about its low cost version of Syprine, people who need it were shocked to learn it will still cost them more than $18-thousand USD per pill! 

Wall Street Journal: Hidden Profits In the Prescription Drug Supply Chain

Washington Post: Divorce, drugs, drinking: Billy Graham’s children

Several mid-west states reporting that drugs trafficking along Interstate 94 is skyrocketing.  

Several western states want to import cheaper drugs from British empire Canada.

In a case of ironic hypocrisy, the drugs industry is pushing the concept of vaccines to prevent drug addiction!  

Associated Press: “…some large law enforcement agencies have recently abandoned the routine tests out of concern that officers could be exposed to opioids that can be absorbed through the skin or inhaled. Even a minute amount of the most potent drugs, such as fentanyl, can cause violent illness or death.”

snopes.com: Are All Homeopathic Drugs Now Illegal?

naturalnews.com: 77 holistic doctors now dead since 2015, is it a pharmaceutical industry conspiracy?

Human Rights Watch: U.S. nursing homes over-medicate patients on purpose!

Illegal drugs are so pervasive that one person got rich creating software that allows players of video game The Sims 4 to do drugs in virtual reality!

Arkansas: Siloam Springs man arrested for dealing drugs at church.  Elementary school teacher arrested for possession of six pounds of cocaine in her Little Rock home.

California: A man who called himself the Rehab Mogul (because he owned at least 13 drug rehabilitation centers) was actually a drug dealer, Christopher Bathum was convicted of 31 counts of sex and drug crimes.  Opioid kills three people, bodies found near a San Francisco school. 

Connecticut: Out of fear of lawsuits, Stamford based Purdue Pharma halted promotional ops to get doctors to push their opioid drugs. 

Florida: Overdoses, DUIs, stolen drugs.   State Department of Law Enforcement accuse two Titusville cops of buying illegal drugs.

Idaho: Two people were arrested after the Idaho Falls Police Department seized 504 grams of marijuana and 1.4 grams of methamphetamine.

Illinois:  Federal indictments of nine people on drugs charges reveal link to unsolved murders going back to 2016.

Indiana: Police responding to reports of vehicles blocking access to postal mail boxes (which is a federal crime) ended up arresting six people on drug and counterfeiting charges in Columbus.  Kids Count Report from the Indiana Youth Institute says drug overdoses now kill more Hoosiers than car crashes and gun violence combined!

Iowa: Is the state Department of Human Services accusing parents of doing drugs in order to ‘legally kidnap’ children?  In the latest case a woman who swears she’s never done illegal drugs, and also tested negative for illegal drugs, is still fighting to get her child back (and have her name removed from child abuse records) after a DHS employee burst into her home, without a warrant, and stole her child!    

Kentucky: The gov’na blames mass shootings on prescription drugs. 

Maryland: USN running drugs as an investigation into a report of illegal drug use at the U.S. Naval Academy gets underway.  Baltimore Police Stole, Sold Drugs and Covered Up Killings!

Michigan:  The son of billionaire Little Caesars founder Mike Ilitch was found dead in a Troy hotel, surrounded by drugs.  A former The Voice contestant arrested and accused of trafficking marijuana and opioids.  

Missouri: A 21 years old woman sentenced to 40 years for murdering a Mexican drug dealer, in an attempt to avoid paying her illegal drugs bill. 

New Jersey:  Non-profit hospitals are so desperate to save money they’re proposing a plan that will allow them to make their own prescription drugs.  Prospect Park Police arrest a man with drugs near Manchester High School (maybe it is a ‘high’ school).

New York: Columbia University discovered the Hudson River is full of prescription drugs.  A Niagara County Probation Officer finally caught stealing prescription drugs from parolees, the victims said they were afraid to report the crime-by-cop because of fear of retribution and the fact that nobody believes a parolee.  

“Two correction officers at Wende Correctional Facility were arrested Saturday for allegedly trying to bring drugs into the maximum security prison in Alden…”-Buffalo News

North Carolina:  A Hickory man and a Phoenix, Arizona, woman both were charged in Morganton for trafficking drugs.  Greenville woman arrested for trafficking more than two pounds of ‘coke’, in front of her children.

Ohio: State Department of Health warning that synthetic opioid fentanyl is being mixed with other drugs, resulting in overdoses.

Oklahoma:  Two people arrested for dealing drugs right in front of the Wagoner County Sheriff’s Office!

Oregon: A man found with a firearm, a knife, meth and marijuana after he was suspected of car prowling in Northwest Portland, on 26FEB2018.

Pennsylvania:  Neshannock Township police confiscated drugs and money, and arrested two men from New Castle’s East Side. 

South Carolina: A 20 years old ‘christian’ woman had a really bad trip and gouged out her own eyes during a church service!  Apparently the meth-ganja mix she took before church caused her to think she had to blind herself to get to heaven. 

Tennessee: Uber driver arrested with multiple drugs in his system.

Texas:  A woman tried to hide her illegal drugs by shitting on them while detained inside a Corsicana cop car!

Utah: A woman arrested with 35 pounds of meth and ‘coke’, she gave the excuse that “I am just a single mom and I was offered an opportunity.”  She also doesn’t know how to drive because that’s how she was caught.

Vermont: A Canadian was arrested trying to smuggle illegally made prescription drugs into the United States on a sled. Apparently he had been doing it since 2016, because ‘Mericans are so addicted to prescription drugs that drug runners from British empire Canada can make millions of U.S. dollars every time they cross the border with their stash.

Washington: Seattle based Amazon wants in on the drugs racket by launching its own line of non-prescription drugs.  Everett man accused of raping a high school student as she died from an overdose. 

Washington DC:  A Senate level investigation revealed that the pharmaceutical industry spent at least $10-million USD to promote opioid drug use!  Gizmodo reports that the FDA is trying to make it easier for you to get drugs.   The FDA even approved a record number of generic prescription drugs (1-thousand and 27) in 2017!  While the Food & Drug Administration wants to make it easier for you to get your prescription meds, the FDA discovered that mass produced canned pet food is laced with drugs designed to kill!  The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services predicts that ‘Mericans love for legal drugs will cause taxpayer funding of prescription drugs to grow faster than any other segment of healthcare. 

West Virginia: Parkersburg police arrest two people after a drug bust at a motel in Mineral Wells. 

Wisconsin:  64-year-old Milwaukee man placed on probation for sending a drug to his son who is serving time in Fox Lake Correctional Institution. 



“God’s Plan A for reaching a lost world.” : U.S. Christian Rapture, January 2018

Incomplete (tip-o-the iceberg) list of U.S. Christian shutdowns, layoffs and Rapture oddities for the Gregorian (western christian calendar) month of January 2018.

This prophetic video is about the demise of christianity:

In an act of desperation (and greed) the Switzerland based ICF Church is now taking Bitcoin for tithe and donations!

“We can’t prevent evil, and trying to prevent it by taking away the freedom of law-abiding people is not a price our society should pay.”-HomeSchool Association of California, regarding the 13 adults and children rescued from their “Good Christian Family” home-school-hell in Perris

Pew Research Center: “Jehovah’s Witnesses (75%) and Mormons (70%) say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases”

Alabama: Presbyterian-agnostic Warren Buffet owned clothing maker Fruit of the Loom laid off 72 people at its Russell Brand’s factory in Alexander City.  Local news media reported that ever since Warren Buffet bought the operation (in 2006) there have been continuous layoffs, at one time there were more than 1-thousand people working at the factory, now there’s less than 5-hundred.

Arkansas: Presbyterian founded, Bentonville based Walmart revealed the truth behind their pay raises and bonuses, by suddenly shutting down dozens of Sam’s Clubs and Walmarts killing thousand of jobs, plus announcing intentions to layoff 1-thousand corporate level employees between now and the end of 2019!

California: In the Los Angeles area, church vandalisms are so common place that a taxpayer funded House of Worship Task Force has been created.  The task force arrested a man suspected of set fire to the Church of the Angels, the Resurrection Catholic Church and another Episcopal church, as well as spray painting Bible verses on the Ancient Church of the East Mar Shaleeta Parish.  The House of Worship Task Force believes the man they arrested has been vandalizing churches since February 2017.  In Santa Maria, the former married pastor couple of Church for Life being sued for sex crimes.  The lawsuit accuses the husband and wife pastors of sex crimes that took place from 2014 to 2016, and says other church leaders knew about it.  God powerless to stop ‘his’ Seventh Day Adventists from killing multiple healthcare operations; Adventist Health Sonora eliminating 135 jobs in April, Adventist Health Feather River shutting down 72 jobs gone by April, Adventist Health Glendale shutting down 167 jobs gone by April, Adventist Health Simi Valley shutting down 70 jobs gone by April, Adventist Health Reedley and Selma eliminating 115 jobs, Adventist Health Hanford eliminating 205 jobs, Adventist Health Saint Helena eliminating 2-hundred jobs, Adventist Health Corporate in Roseville eliminating 229 jobs!  Methodist founded Tyson Foods issued a layoff  WARN for its chicken plucking ops in San Diego, 79 jobs gone mid-March.

Connecticut: Police arrested a church employee who was hiding in the First Congregational Church, for assaulting his mother.  The female pastor of the church tried to protect the man by claiming that police are not allowed to make arrests in churches, she  promptly quit her job when it was clear police would not comply with her holy-than-thou demands.

Delaware: A former priest with Catholic Diocese of Wilmington charged with child rape.  The alleged crime took place 25 years ago.

Florida: First United Methodist Church of Miami sold some of its land to a property developer, for $55-million USD.

Georgia:  The congregation of the 98 years old Sanctuary Village of Power (formerly Underwood Methodist Church) has been given a vacate notice by the new owner of the property.  The greedy owner worships money and is rumored to have plans for building a Starbucks where the iconic church building now stands.  Methodist co-founded Coca Cola embarked on a mission to shutdown bottling/warehouse ops, 430 jobs across the U.S. gone!  Somebody stole the Lighthouse Community Church‘s van, instead of ‘god’ an Hollywood actor worked a miracle and bought the church anew van.

Idaho: Signs of religio-class warfare as rich Mormon dominated taxpayer funded School District 25 in Bannock County wants to end what it calls “student self-segregation” It involves a decades old rivalry between rich-Mormon-brat-prep’s and wannabe-prep’s Highland High School and everybody else’s (including poor working class Mormons) Pocatello High School (aka Pokey High).  ‘Christian’ Gem State lawmakers supporting a bill that will expand the use of taxpayer funded prisoners in the agriculture industry!  

Illinois:    A mysterious fire burned the attic of the 1-hundred years old Emmanuel Memorial Episcopal Church, it was also revealed that a couple of years ago a mysterious fire burned the church’s altar.   God powerless to stop the Archdiocese of Chicago from shutting down five schools (Saint Cyprian School, Holy Cross School, Incarnation School, Our Lady of the Ridge School, Saint Michael School)  due to The Rapture, I mean what I call DSS.

Indiana: The Unitarian Universalist Church in West Lafayette targeted with vandalism for its support of LGBT, and possibly because it is anti-Trump.

Kansas:  Some parents of students at Herington Elementary School stood up to christian bullying and halted the 1st Amendment violation of Bibles being forced upon public elementary school students“The district’s actions in assisting the Gideons in distributing Bibles to elementary students represents a clear breach of the Establishment Clause of the United States Constitution and we hereby demand assurances that this practice will discontinue immediately.”-Appignani Humanist Legal Center

Kentucky: Southern Acres Christian Church banned just under a dozen members for disagreeing with the church pastor! Isn’t christian ‘democracy’ wonderful?

Louisiana: God powerless to stop Mother Earth from halting Mount Olive AME Church‘s food program.  The program feeds about 3-hundred people everyday, but was halted when unusually cold weather damaged water pipes and a water heater.  7-hundred members of the Northwest Louisiana Baptist Association are so afeared of what’s happening to the United States, and their idea of christianity, that they held an emergency prayer fest and asked ‘god’ to protect cops, the “persecuted church”, missionaries and church leaders.

Maine: Methodist founded Goodwill shutting down its 50 years old Lewiston thrift store, because sales are too low.

Massachusetts: A woman charged with stealing more than $20-thousand USD from The First Church of Deerfield while she worked as an administrative assistant there.  Church leaders discovered the theft after the woman was charged with stealing money from a condominium association.   God powerless to stop the shutdown of ‘his’ 1-hundred years old Our Lady of the Rosary Church, due to lack of tithe paying members.

Michigan:  Seventh Day Adventist founded Kellogg issued a layoff WARN for its RTEC (Ready-To-Eat Cereal) Plant, 14 jobs lost as part of its plan “…to simplify and streamline operations in our North American cereal network.”  A man was arrested and accused of breaking into church services (Griswold Street Baptist Church, Bridges Church and First Presbyterian Church) and threatening to whack people with a hammer if the didn’t repent.

Saint Paul’s United Church of Christ

Minnesota: 15 years ago Pilgrim Lutheran Church started services  to bring alienated christians back to church by offering alternative sermon-less night time services, so far only 250 people per month attend things like Celtic Service, Nordic Service and Compline for a New Millennium.  The bankruptcy mediator for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis suddenly quit, and refused to say why.   Taxpayers forced to pay for the repairing of two churches, Central Presbyterian Church and Friends of Historic Virginia Street Church, under the guise of preserving historic buildings.

Missouri: Gov’na Eric Greitens wants lawmakers to extend a taxpayer funded college scholarship program for graduates of taxpayer funded high schools to graduates of privately funded (christian?) high schools.  A now former church volunteer charged with hiding cameras in the toilet rooms of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church.  God wasn’t on his side as his own video cameras recorded him doing the evil deed.

New Mexico: God powerless to stop ‘his’ Holy Cross Hospital from suddenly laying off 12 people due to a new Medicare payment method.

New Jersey: The owners of bankrupt Toys R Us, which includes Mormon-Mitt Romney co-founded Bain Capital, shutting down at least 182 stores by the end of Spring 2018.

New York: In Blauvelt, the now vacant 205 years old Greenbush Presbyterian Church has been sold to a foreign Catholic church based in India!  The Greenbush Presbyterian Church was vacated in October 2016 due to disappearing members (The Rapture?).  NYC based The Episcopal Church’s Church Pension Group (CPG) reporting that their latest survey revealed “big changes” affecting church clergy.   Some of the changes include a big decline in full time employment by the the church with a single position, with gradually (predictable) increasing pay.  The current trends now show more part time work, clergy working multiple church positions, and some clergy even forced to get jobs outside the church to support themselves.   In Manhattan-NYC, after 33 years Coogan’s shutdown due to a massive $40-thousand USD per month increase in rent by the ‘christian’ owners of the property (New York Presbyterian Hospital)!  God powerless to stop the shutdown of ‘his’ 94 years old (surviving The Great Depression and numerous recessions) Saint John Villa Academy, apparently god needs money because The Sisters are conducting a study to see how much money would be made from selling the school.  Influenza more powerful than ‘god’ as Catholic churches in Buffalo halt the use of wine during Mass and forbid church members from shaking each others hands, due to the flu epidemic.

North Carolina: The Summit Church doesn’t think there are enough churches in the world, promising to build 1-thousand new churches over the next 50 years.  Leaders say it’s “God’s Plan A for reaching a lost world.”  I got news for you, that’s been the plan from the very beginning of christendom about 2-thousand years ago!

Ohio:  God powerless to stop ‘his’ Premier Health owned Good Samaritan Hospital, on Philadelphia Drive in Dayton, from shutting down.   1-thousand-6-hundred jobs affected by the end of 2018, due to a plan by Premier Health to ‘repurpose’ the hospital property!  Quaker founded, Cincinnati based Macy’s announced it will continue shutting down stores through 2018, plus eliminate 5-thousand jobs!  

Oklahoma: Christian Science Monitor explains How cattle rustling and drugs are roiling rural America.

Pennsylvania:  The now former youth leader of Oxford Valley Chapel pled guilty to molesting two teenage girls, and was sentenced to just under two years in prison.

Tennessee: Highpoint Church hires investigators to investigate one of their own pastors, and to investigate former church leaders, after women accused the pastor of sex crimes.  The now former pastor (who confessed to the crimes in front of his congregation earlier this month) says he admitted to a sex act with a teenager during his job interview with church elders, which means church leaders knew of the crime before they hired him!

Texas: Remember the baby splitting trial of King Solomon?  The leader of LIFT Community Church now suing the leader of new competitive church Lift Frisco, basically for threatening territorial domination of the Dallas-Fort Worth area!  In Austin, an illegal immigrant family is taking sanctuary in Saint Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, for the second time!  Presbyterian-Methodist-Episcopalian co-founded Irving based toilet paper and disposable diaper maker Kimberly Clark announced plans to shutdown ten factories worldwide, killing-off 5-thousand jobs over the next year-and-a-half!  Kimberly Clark administrators blame their efforts to reduce costs by $550-million USD, by 2022, on the U.S. population Death Spiral (not enough babies being born).

Utah: The new LDS (Later Day Saints) leaders openly support protecting the children of illegal immigrants, known as Dreamers.

Washington: A child is being blamed for a fire in historic Saint Patrick Catholic Church which destroyed the nursery room.  The original Saint Patrick Catholic Church was destroyed by fire in 1905.

Washington DC:  Congress snuck into its latest funding bill provisions to use taxpayer dollars so FEMA can rebuild churches destroyed by natural disasters.  I guess ‘god’ isn’t powerful enough to get the job done, so FEMA has to do it!

West Virginia: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (the largest and most powerful of ‘mormon’ churches) hit by a lawsuit claiming LDS officials knew about and covered up a local leader’s sexual abuse of children for at least five years.  The local Mormon leader was found guilty of at least two cases of sex crimes and sentenced to 75 years in prison.  The Salt Lake Tribune reported that LDS leaders promoted the man as a role model for youth.

Wisconsin:  God powerless to stop ‘his’ Saint Gregory Catholic School from shutting down due to lack of students, apparently they’re unable to meet the minimum of 20 students required for next school year.

U.S. Christian Rapture, December 2017: “SHE WAS BASICALLY STALKED BY THE CHURCH…”

“No man can work for two masters, for either he will hate one and will love the other, or he will honor one and the other he will ignore. You cannot work for God and for money.”-Matthew 6:24, Aramaic Bible

“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 [Jesus of Nazareth] 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.”

“market conditions” blamed on population Death Spiral! : U.S. Industrial/Mining/Logistics layoffs, January 2018

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

Trulia reports that overall housing rents across the United States jumped an average of 19.6% since the end of 2012, even though the majority of working class people saw no increase in pay.

Alabama: Warren Buffet owned clothing maker Fruit of the Loom laid off 72 people at its Russell Brand’s factory in Alexander City.  Local news media reported that ever since Warren Buffet bought the operation (in 2006) there have been continuous layoffs, at one time there were more than 1-thousand people working at the factory, now there’s less than 5-hundred.

 California: Menasha Packaging shutting down its Bloomington location, 25 jobs gone in February.  Zodiac Pool Systems issued a shutdown WARN for its Vista location, 67 jobs gone in October.  Brinderson-Tesoro Martinez Refinery eliminating 94 jobs on March.  Brinderson also eliminating 256 jobs in Wilmington!

Colorado:  Boulder based Star Wars/robot toy maker Sphero eliminating 45 jobs, and shifting to educational products, due to lack of holiday sales of its robot toys.

Connecticut: Southport based Sturm-Ruger laid off 50 gun-making employees at undisclosed locations across the U.S.  It was blamed on a combination of low sales and “employee performance”.

Florida: Texas based ‘outdoor products’ maker Plano Synergy eliminating 104 jobs in Tarpon Springs, by the end of May!

Idaho: In Lewiston, Clearwater Paper announced it will layoff 1-hundred people in May, due to “market conditions”!

Illinois: The Plastics Group issued a shutdown WARN for its factory in Willowbrook, 105 jobs gone starting in March!   Box maker Pactiv issued a shutdown WARN for its Bolingbrook factory, 101 jobs gone in March!  What automotive industry recovery? Germany based Daimler issued a shutdown WARN for its truck parts distribution center in Chicago, 52 jobs gone by the end of March.

Indiana: What automotive industry recovery?  Truck maker Autocar suddenly laid off 70 employees due to crashing sales.   MV Transportation issued a shutdown WARN, 142 jobs gone by the end of March!  Trump’s buddy Carrier continues killing jobs, this time 215!  Supposedly it’s the last round of layoffs connected to Carrier moving some production to Mexico.

Iowa: In Nevada, DuPont eliminating 28 jobs in March.  Germany based Siemens eliminating 202 jobs in Fort Madison, by the end of March!

Kentucky: Kentucky Electric Steel shutting down its factory in Ashland, 113 jobs gone in March!

Louisiana: State Department of Revenue accusing three companies of tax evasion; Elliott Roofing Services, Antunez Painting and Extreme Cars and Trucks.  The companies allegedly avoided payroll taxes by calling their in-house employees ‘independent contractors’.  Nuclear power plant pipe maker CB&I eliminating 163 jobs due to Entergy’s plan to eliminate 123 jobs at the Riverbend nuclear power plant!

Minnesota: Sweden based home appliance maker Electrolux shutting down its factory in Saint Cloud, about 9-hundred jobs gone in 2019, due to consolidation ops!

Mississippi: What construction industry recovery?  Nucor-Kirby Building Systems eliminating 1-hundred jobs due to consolidation of some production to Tennessee!

Missouri: What automotive industry recovery?  Harley Davidson shutting down its factory in Kansas City, 8-hundred jobs gone in Spring 2019!

Nevada: What construction industry recovery? Finished steel products maker Nucor shutting down its American Buildings factory, at least 1-hundred jobs lost to operations in Utah!

New Jersey: Japan owner shipping company MOL eliminating 32 jobs in Woodbridge.  What automotive industry recovery?  Japan owned Toyota-NYK eliminating 75 jobs in Secaucus.

New York:  General Electric (GE) laid off 130 people as part of the larger plan to kill 12-thousand jobs globally!

North Carolina: After getting $475-thousand local tax dollars in incentives Absolute Plastics issued a layoff WARN eliminating 1-hundred of its 150 jobs due to crashing sales!  PRC Industries issued a layoff WARN for its Spruce Pine location, 1-hundred jobs gone by March!  In Indian Trail, RSC Chemical Solutions eliminating 65 jobs between March and the end of June.

Ohio:  Deutschland (Germany) based delivery service DHL outsourcing 229 jobs in Lima, by March!  Fremont Plastic Products shutting down its factory, 185 jobs gone starting in March! What automotive industry recovery?  Chrysler-Fiat-Jeep parts maker Toledo Molding & Die shutting down its North Toledo factory, 120 jobs gone by Spring 2019, due to the shutdown of Jeep Wrangler production!  Korea based Hyundai-Mobis eliminating 572 jobs at its Toledo/Lucas factory, between April 2018 and April 2019!

Oklahoma: More layoffs from oil company Chesapeake Energy, in a surprise announcement 4-hundred employees learned they are soon to be jobless!  Company administrators also revealed they’ve sold-off 25% of its oil wells in an attempt to pay-down debt.

Oregon: General Distributors shutting down its ops in Oregon City, 165 jobs gone!

Pennsylvania: MEPCO issued shutdown WARNs for its coal mines in Green County, 370 jobs gone starting in March!  The largest east coast refinery, Philadelphia Energy Solutions, now bankrupt busted due to federal government imposed Renewable Energy Credit (RIN) which cost the refinery $217-million USD in 2017.  Dover Corporation-Pump Solutions Group issued a shutdown WARN for its North Wales ops, 63 jobs gone between April and December.  Denmark based climate control parts maker Danfoss shutting down its factory in Chambersburg, 70 jobs gone right before Xmas 2018!  Johnson & Johnson issued a ‘phase 2′ shutdown WARN, 34 jobs gone in March.  Pittsburgh Glass Works issued a shutdown WARN for its Creighton location, 61 jobs gone by the end of June.  John Middleton Company issued a shutdown WARN for its tobacco factory in Limerick, 118 jobs gone in April!  Ryder Integrated Logistics eliminating 136 jobs in February!

Texas: Irving based toilet paper and disposable diaper maker Kimberly Clark announced plans to shutdown ten factories worldwide, killing-off 5-thousand jobs over the next year-and-a-half!  Kimberly Clark administrators blame their efforts to reduce costs by $550-million USD, by 2022, on the U.S. population Death Spiral (not enough babies being born).  Offshore rig operator Maersk Drilling laying off 84 people in March, due to loss of contract.  Oil transporter First River Energy now chapter 11 bankrupt busted.  New York based petroleum company Hess eliminating 3-hundred jobs in Texas, in an attempt to make a profit for the first time since 2014!

Virginia:  Railroad company Norfolk Southern shutting down its Roanoke dispatch center, 56 jobs affected by consolidation ops.

Washington:   Paper and wood construction products maker Georgia Pacific shutting down its ops in Camas, 243 jobs gone by May!  Tacoma experienced the highest rent increases of any U.S. city in 2017, by 8.8%.  

Wisconsin: Texas based toilet paper and disposable diaper maker Kimberly Clark shutting down two factories, 610 jobs gone by Spring 2019!  Family run Flambeau River Papers suddenly laid off 82 people saying “Paper prices in the commodity grades have really gone down while pulp prices have gone up.”  Bankrupt busted Real Alloy Recycling shutting down its aluminum melting factory in Mount Pleasant, 40 jobs gone.  Illinois based ACCO Brands shutting down its Pleasant Prairie distribution center, 26 jobs gone by the end of May due to a 35% crash in net income.

WARN=Worker Adjustment & Retraining Notification

Mining/Industrial/Logistics layoffs, December 2017:NEVERENDING “BUSINESS SLOWDOWN”

Idaho Militia turns information into lethal weapon!

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“Information is a weapon the brigade yields. We’re training Soldiers on their mission command weapons systems. We’re making information more lethal.”-Chief Warrant-3 Jerred Edgar, 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team

At the OTA (Orchard Training Area, aka Orchard Combat Training Center), February 2018

Idaho’s Army National Guard signal personnel spent the early part of February learning how to kill using information.  Actually, the 116th Cavalry Brigade (Snake River) has signal corps personnel spread across four northwestern states, Idaho, Montana, Nevada and Oregon.

Typically a “Signal Corps develops, tests, provides, and manages communications and information systems”, but this year the Idaho based Snake River militia decided to weaponize the information they gather in an exercise they called Signal Gunnery: “We wanted to create a process that trains crews in a manner similar to tank gunnery to create shared understanding with commanders.”-CW3 Jerred Edgar

Can you see me now?

The week long Signal Gunnery brought at least 60 personnel from four states together at Orchard Training Area, south of Boise.  It’s hoped this weaponizing-info-exercise becomes a annual event.