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U.S. taxpayers fund police training & construction projects in Vietnam!

29 May 2017 (15:46 UTC-07 Tango 06) 08 Khordad 1396/03 Ramadan 1438/04 Yi Si(5th) 4715

 “Through Pacific Partnership we foster persistent presence…….throughout the Indo-Asia-Pacific.”-Rear Admira. Charles Williams, Commander, Task Force 73, admitting to the real reason for spending your tax money

U.S. Marines, wearing ‘civilian’ uniforms, instruct police in Nha Trang, Vietnam, in crowd control techniques, 26 MAY 2017.

Official government video explainer of Pacific Partnership 2017, which began in Sri Lanka:

Under the guise of humanitarian assistance, the United States is spending money winning over its arch nemesis Vietnam as part of operation Pacific Partnership.

Ribbon cutting ceremony for Son Ka Kindergarten, Vietnam, 28 MAY 2017.

Video of U.S. funding of construction projects:

Pacific Partnership 2017 is being touted as the “largest annual multilateral humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Asia-Pacific” area.  The claim is that Pacific Partnership is about helping South East Asian countries deal with “medical readiness and preparedness for…..disasters.”

This pic is to remind you that Vietnam has some great beachfront property. Quang Truong 2-4 Square Beach, 23 MAY 2017.

Under Pacific Partnership 2017 taxpayers from not only the United States but from British empire members (officially called Commonwealth of Nations) Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Malaysia, Singapore and United Kingdom, as well as supposedly independent 한국/韓國 (Korea, south, occupied by U.S.) and 日本国 (Nippon-koku, Japan, occupied by U.S.) are being forced to build-up the economies of Sri Lank (a British empire member), Malaysia (interesting that Malaysia is supposedly both funding and receiving funding for this project), Indonesia, Timor Leste, Philippines (now under martial law) and Vietnam.

Don’t forget the vaccines! Khanh Hoa General Hospital, 22 MAY 2017.

Video of U.S. medical ops in Vietnam:

U.S. tax dollars helped fund a U.S. Navy 7th Fleet Band (Far East Edition) concert in Quang Truong, 20 MAY 2017.

This is more likely a covert operation under operation Pivot to Asia.  Don’t blame Trump, it was started under orders from Obama for control of oil rich South China Sea!

It’s interesting that so called humanitarian assistance involves U.S. Marines showing Vietnamese cops how to arrest people the ‘American’ way!

UNITED STATES SURRENDERS WARSHIPS TO VIETNAM?

NATIONAL GUARD SPENDS U.S. TAX DOLLARS BUILDING HOSPITALS IN CENTRAL AMERICA!

TAXPAYERS FUND ARMY BASIC TRAINING REALITY TV SHOW!

MORE OF YOUR TAXES GOING OUT-OF-COUNTRY: U.S. OFFICE OF FOREIGN DISASTER!

U.S. TAXES FUND LANDMINE TRAINING FOR CHILDREN IN UKRAINE?

GOD IS EVIL: ISRAEL RAPES U.S. TAXPAYERS OF $38-BILLION IN MILITARY FUNDING!

NATIONAL GUARD SPENDS U.S. TAX DOLLARS FIXING DILAPIDATED SOVIET KINDERGARTEN IN LATVIA!

CANADIAN COMPANIES KILL U.S. JOBS DESPITE GETTING MILLIONS IN U.S. TAX BREAKS!

TAXPAYERS FORCED TO BRING REFUGEES TO THE U.S.!

U.S. TAXPAYERS FUND PRISON LABOR!

IDAHO TAXPAYERS SPEND $5,555 TO KILL ONE WOLF!

U.S. TAXPAYER FUNDED NIGERIA ADMITS TO SCREWING OVER ITS OWN TAXPAYERS BY $12-MILLION MONTHLY!

CHRISTIAN HOSPITALS STEALING FROM IDAHO TAXPAYERS!

GERMANY ADMITS TO ‘CREATING’ JOBS FOR ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS BY FORCING TAXPAYERS TO PAY FOR THOSE JOBS!

POKEY PAVEGATE FALLOUT: TAXPAYERS ASKED TO CLEAN UP THEIR OWN STREETS, DESPITE PAYING MORE TAXES!

WORLD WAR 3: FORCING TAXPAYERS TO FUND NEW TAKEOVER BID IN UKRAINE

WORLD WAR 3, UKRAINE: CALIFORNIA TAXES SUPPORTING PUPPET REGIME IN KIEV!

No Ammo, no Guns, no Job! “unforeseeable significant downturn”: U.S. Mining/Industry/Logistics layoffs, March 2017

Incomplete list of U.S. Mining/Industrial/Logistics job loss/shutdown announcements made in March 2017.

Iconic and at one time the largest U.S. moving company Graebel Van Lines “ceasing ongoing operations, effective immediately”!  At least 2-thousand jobs suddenly gone!  News reports say its the second major moving company to go bust since December 2016 (Kane Company)!  News media also discovered that some employees and creditors began lawsuits this year over unpaid wages and debts!  If the company is legally broke they’ll never get paid (happened to me in 2012).

 California:  In Riverside, SiftMill issued a shutdown WARN, for April.  Waste cleanup company Global Sulfur Systems shutting down its Cerritos ops by the end of April.  What construction industry recovery? Construction engineering company Mas Tec North America eliminating 74 jobs by May.

Colorado: Distributor Bartkus Oil shutting down after 71 years due to crashing demand from the farm industry.

Connecticut:  In Orange, Valley Tool eliminating 65 jobs by June.

Florida: JCPenney issued a shutdown WARN for its Lakeland Logistics Center, 119 jobs gone between May and October!  What construction industry recovery?  CTIS eliminating 70 jobs at its West Palm Beach location, by mid-May.  At Elgin AFB, federal tax sucker SURVICE Engineering eliminating 91 jobs by mid-April.  And federal tax sucker PAE Aviation and Technical Services laid off 133 people at Elgin AFB!

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

Illinois: Troubled United Airlines eliminating 3-hundred HQ jobs in Chicago!  School bus company First Student laying off 75 people in June due to loss of contract. Jackobson Warehouse shutting down its Romeoville location, 162 jobs lost by the end of May!  In Bolingbrook, Dedicated Logistics issued a shutdown WARN, 121 jobs lost by May due to loss of contract!  Also in Bolingbrook, logistics consultant Radial shutting down, 132 jobs lost by the end of June!  In Belvidere, Auto Releasing shutting down, 68 rail jobs lost by May due to loss of contract.  Also in Belvidere, Pierce Packaging shutting down, 46 jobs lost by the end of May due to loss of contract.  What automotive industry recovery? Tri-Dim Filter suddenly laid off 27 people in Belvidere. In Stockton, Dura Automotive Systems issued a layoff WARN, 171 jobs lost in May due to loss of contract!  In Romeoville, Stant USA shutting down, 69 jobs lost by January 2018.

Indiana: What automotive industry recovery?  Wisconsin based farm vehicle parts maker Rexnord shutting down its Indianapolis bearings factory and moving more than 3-hundred jobs to Mexico by the end of the year, despite threats by Donald Trump!  The layoffs started at the beginning of March.  Surface finisher Saran Industries eliminating 110 jobs by the end of June due to factory shutdown!

Iowa: What automotive industry recovery?  Caterpillar shutting down its Elkader factory, 75 jobs lost to Kansas.

Kentucky:  Gun maker Remington laid off about 16 people in Lexington.

Louisiana:  In Morgan, Petroleum Helicopters suddenly shutdown “…due to a very difficult economic environment and changes in our customers’ needs.”  The company transports workers to off-shore oil rigs.

Maryland: Georgia based Burris Logistics eliminating an undisclosed number of employees at its Elkton ops. Local news media discovered that Burris already eliminated about 50 jobs in neighboring Delaware, and speculated it might have something to due with Burris’ biggest customer BJ’s Wholesale Clubs.  Maker of store display units, Missouri based iDX Corporation, shutting down its Columbia factory, 68 jobs lost.  Local  news media reported that iDX wanted to expand but was not able to find a larger property at a price they could afford.

Michigan: What automotive industry recovery? Luxembourg based truck and farm vehicle parts maker SAF-Holland consolidating its U.S. operations, including shutting down their Holland factory, 97 Michigan jobs lost in October.  Auto parts maker Inteva Products furloughing 2-hundred employees for at least six months due to “the cancellation of our agreement with one of our largest customers”.  General Motors (GM) laying off 1-thousand-1-hundred people as it phases out GMC Acadia production at its factory in Lansing, by May!

Minnesota: Ammo maker Federal Cartridge (Federal Premium Ammunition) suddenly laid off 110 employees at its Anoka factory, blaming hunters and Donald Trump: “…we experienced a challenging retail environment due in part to a weak hunting season and the outcome of the 2016 presidential election.”

New Hampshire: Thompson Investment Casting suddenly laid off 53 gun foundry workers, blaming the election of Donald Trump for crashing gun sales. Clarke Distributors-White Mountain Distributors being sold-off, affecting at least 123 employees!

New Jersey:   In Logan-Swedesboro, drugs pusher Walgreens shutting down its 18 years old e-commerce distribution center, 133 jobs lost in June!  Walgreens is consolidating its internet operations.  Warren Distributing eliminating 128 jobs by the end of April! Local news media say no reason was given.  In Wall, NRG Energy issued a WARN, 65 jobs gone by mid-June.  In Paulsboro, oil refiner AXEON issued a WARN, 115 jobs lost by May!  In Lawrenceville, Hub City Distributing issued a WARN, 101 jobs lost by the end of April!  Switzerland based ‘inspection’ company SGS issued a WARN for its Mawah location, 37 jobs gone by mid-May.

New York: Local news media reporting that General Electric (GE) will layoff a “small percentage” of people in Schenectady due to “current challenges in the power market and the integration of GE and legacy Alstom”.  Gun maker Remington laid off 122 people in Ilion blaming “poor economic policies pushed by Gov. Cuomo and Assembly Democrats as well as the SAFE Act. Make no mistake, there is a direct correlation.”  In Rotterdam, Railex issued a shutdown WARN, 138 rail jobs gone by the end of June, due to loss of contract!  Manufacturer Allenair issued a shutdown WARN for its Mineola location, 69 jobs lost by September.  The Research Foundation for The State University of New York
Smart System Technology and Commercialization Center shutting down its research and development ops, 30 jobs lost by mid-June.  School bus company East End Bus Lines shutting down in Medford, 255 jobs lost due to loss of contract!

North Carolina:  North State Aviation shutting down operations at the Smith Reynolds Airport, 345 jobs lost due to “unforeseeable significant downturn in business”!

Ohio: Oneida Group laid off ten people at its Anchor-Hocking glass cookware operations near Lancaster.  The jobs were outsourced to a company based in India, in order to improve “profitability”.  3M shutting down its factory in Elyria, 136 jobs lost between May and August!  Rail company CSX laid off 34 people “as part of the company’s ongoing efforts to be more efficient and reduce operating costs”.  What coal industry recovery? Dayton Power & Light going ahead with plans to shutdown two co-op owned coal fired power plants in 2018.

Oklahoma:  Linde Engineering eliminating about 80 jobs in Tulsa; 30 with outright layoffs and about 50 jobs being transferred to Texas.  It’s blamed on the petroleum industry BS.  Industrial emission control system maker John Zink eliminated an undisclosed number of jobs blaming “changing market conditions”.

Ohio: Maumee based agribusiness and farm retailer Andersons shutdown its distribution center as part of plans to go-out-of-business (announced last month).  Standex International-Enginetics shutting down its Eastlake aerospace factory, 28 jobs lost by July, “due to the strategic consolidation”.

Oregon: What construction industry recovery? Maker of fireplaces Portland Willamette shutting down its factory near Portland International Airport, the remaining 62 jobs gone by mid-May.

Pennsylvania: Nippon (Japan) owned nuclear power plant company Westinghouse now chapter 11 bankrupt busted.  Parent company Toshiba has been losing money hand-over-fist ever since the 2011 nuclear disaster in Fukushima, Westinghouse will probably be sold to raise cash.  220 jobs lost as chemical company Indspec shuts down its factory in Petrolia, at the end of July!   Classtex suddenly shutdown its 70 years old knitting mill in Orwigsburg, the remaining 15 employees lost their jobs due to “Offshore competition mainly. It’s difficult to compete with countries that are not even paying their people $1 an hour, and they don’t have to worry paying their people any kind of benefits.”  Despite investment by Bill Gates hi-tech battery maker Aquion Energy suddenly laid off 80% of employees and declared bankruptcy!  Administrators said that even with funding by Bill Gates “the company has been unable to raise the growth capital needed to continue operating”.  Blaschak Coal laid off 55 people blaming a warm winter for low sales.  In Steelton, ArcelorMittal laid off an additional 86 people as it reduces the number of shifts. In September 2016, ArcelorMittal laid off 27 people. In Carlise, CEVA Logistics issued a WARN, 101 jobs lost by May!  In York, heat exchanger maker Kelvion eliminating 72 jobs by the end of June. Injection mold maker DME eliminating 61 jobs in Youngwood, by June.

South Carolina: Local news media reporting that General Electric (GE) will layoff a “small percentage” of people due to “current challenges in the power market and the integration of GE and legacy Alstom”.  After more than 20 years plastic packaging maker Buckhorn shutting down its factory in Bluffton, 1-hundred jobs lost due to sudden consolidation of ops!  The mayor of Bluffton, Ted Ellis, said “When I asked management if there was something we could have done, or could do to keep them here, they said no. That was a decision made elsewhere and we’re just at their mercy.” What automotive industry recovery?  Vehicle parts maker Dayco shutting down its 43 years old Walterboro factory, more than 120 jobs lost over the next few months!

Tennessee: Mississippi hauler Ingram Barge suddenly laid off 47 people blaming it on a sudden drop in business.

Texas: Troubled (by corporate insider games) oil contractor Ethos Offshore now chapter 7 bankrupt busted.   Oil contractor Enbridge eliminating 1-thousand jobs in the U.S. and Canada!  It’s the result of Enbridge’s takeover of competitor Sprecta Energy.  Gulf Marine Fabricators killing another 19 jobs on top of the hundreds it killed in the past 22 months.

Virginia: Local news media reporting that General Electric (GE) will layoff a “small percentage” of people in Salem due to “current challenges in the power market and the integration of GE and legacy Alstom”.  In Fisherville, Wilson Trucking laid off about 1-hundred people due to its takeover by a Texas company.

Washington: Boeing issued yet another mass layoff WARN, 245 jobs lost starting mid-May!  Japan owned Nippon Paper suddenly laid off 151 Port Angeles workers!  In SeaTac, Menzie’s Aviation shutting down, 949 jobs gone by May!  What automotive industry recovery?  Car electronics parts maker Harman International Industries issued a shutdown WARN for its factory in Cheney, 86 jobs gone by May.  At nuke disaster site Hanford, tax sucking contractor CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation warned employees that 250 could lose their jobs because ‘key work’ at the disaster site was considered finished.  Also at Hanford, tax sucker Mission Support Alliance said it was laying off as many as 50 people.

West Virginia:  New York based Special Metals laid off 34 people in Huntington, in what local news media called “another round of layoffs”.  What construction industry recovery?  In Holden, hardwood floor maker Mohawk Industries laid off 111 people due to consolidation operations!

Wisconsin: Temp agency Manpower eliminating 150 HQ jobs in Milwaukee!  The administrative jobs are being replaced by robots/computers!

Mining/Industrial/Logistics layoffs, February 2017:  “INVOLUNTARY SEPARATION PROGRAM”

Retail/Banking/Service Sector Collapse, March 2017: “WE JUST DIDN’T WANT TO DO IT ANYMORE.”

Destroy U.S. Dollar: Japan recognizes Bitcoin as official money! Charities accept it for donations!

20 April 2017 (15:42 UTC-07 Tango 06) 31 Farvardin 1396/23 Rajab 1438/24 Jia Chen 4715

At the beginning of April, Nippon (Japan) legalized the use of Bitcoin, and other cryptocurrencies, and immediately two major retailers announced they would accept customer’s Bitcoins.  Now the city of Hirosaki announced it would accept Bitcoins for their Save the Cherry Blossoms charity.

The value of Bitcoins has skyrocketed since Nippon legalized its use.  Nippon is the first country to legally, officially, recognize cryptocurrencies as money.

The next big move to watch in the cyrptocurrency revolution is Россия (Rossiya aka Russia).  In 2014 Rossiya banned the use of such money, but towards the end of last year the Федеральная налоговая служба, ФНС России (Rossiya Federal Tax Service) reversed the ban, saying bitcoins are not illegal.  Rossiya  Deputy Finance Minister Alexey Moiseev even said cryptocurrencies could become legally (officially) recognized by 2018.

What is money? Money is not a real tangible thing, it’s whatever a government accepts as money based on a value system.  In ancient times the first money systems used shells then grain crops and even salt as ‘money’.  Then came coins minted by the first empires, and thousands of years later paper money and something called credit. For a long time governments (which includes religions) tied the value of their money to the value of a precious metal like gold, but between 1971-73 U.S. President Richard Nixon changed that.  Nixon and his cohorts United Kingdom (British empire) and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (also connected to the British empire) conspired to create a new money system tied to petroleum oil called the PetroDollar system. 

Destroy U.S. Dollar: China, India, Japan switch to Bitcoins

Destroy U.S. Dollar: IRAN REFUSES U.S. DOLLAR FOR OIL PAYMENTS!

NATO gets bigger, welcome Japan!

07 January 2017 (04:39 UTC-07 Tango 06) 18 Dey 1395/08 Rabi ‘ath-Thani 1438/10 Ji Chou 4714

Nippon is a long time Major Non-NATO Member (MNNA).  In 2014, then NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen and current Prime Minister Abe Shinzō signed a new deal that expanded Nippon’s military role within NATO.  On 05 January 2017, Nippon’s Defense Minister Inada Tomomi met with NATO leaders in Belgium.

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) would only say that  Defense Minister Inada Tomomi was in Belgium to discuss the progress of NATO-Nipponese relations. However, NHK (Nippon Housou Kyoukai/Japan Broadcasting Corporation) reported that the meeting was about expanding Nippon’s military role in NATO.  (please note that Nippon is in the Pacific, not in the Atlantic)

TOYOTA LIES ABOUT NOT MOVING U.S. JOBS TO MEXICO!

EU DUMPING U.S.? NATO ISSUES U.S. TRAVEL WARNINGS!

GUN BAN FAIL: JAPAN HIT BY ARMY VETERAN KAMIKAZE BOMBER!

JAPAN & U.S. PREP TO EVACUATE AFRICA!

Toyota lies about not moving U.S. jobs to Mexico!

06 January 2017 (14:18 UTC-07 Tango 06) 17 Dey 1395/07 Rabi ‘ath-Thani 1438/09 Ji Chou 4714

“Once we decide to build a facility, we have to take responsibility for employment and the local society.”-Toyoda Akio, Toyota Motor President, during interview with NHK about plans to build a new factory in Mexico, 06 January 2017

“Toyota plans on manufacturing Corollas in Mexico….”-NHK, 05 January 2017

In past couple of days there were news reports of president elect Donald Trump threatening Nipponese company Toyota with huge tariffs if it moves production of Corollas to Mexico.  I’ve watched several reports on Nippon’s NHK (Nippon Housou Kyoukai/Japan Broadcasting Corporation), one report in which Toyota administrators actually stated they never had plans to move U.S. production to Baja California, Mexico.  That’s a lie!

In my December industrial job destruction report I wrote “Kentucky: What automotive industry recovery? Japan based Toyota eliminating the remaining 650 jobs as it shuts down its North American HQ in Erlanger!  News reports say at one time there were nearly 2-thousand Toyota employees in Kentucky.”

This is interesting because Toyota’s own U.S. website says “This is an exciting time to be a part of Toyota, as we bring together all of our headquarters operations in Plano, TX (about 20 miles north of Dallas), expand our technical center near York Township, MI, and build a new production engineering facility in Georgetown, KY.”

Some of those Kentucky jobs are going to Mexico!  It’s not just Toyota’s HQ in Kentucky that’s ‘moving’ to Mexico, but factory jobs across the U.S. as well.

NHK reporters pointed out that Toyota has already spent the past few years building a new factory in Mexico, proving that Toyota does plan to move U.S. production to Mexico.   Back in 2014, Toyota announced it would consolidate it’s U.S. factory production by the end of 2018, however, Toyota claimed it was moving the jobs to Texas and Michigan, not Mexico.

At the beginning of January 2017, some of the 648 Toyota HQ staff in Erlanger began leaving for the new HQ in Plano, Texas.  Toyota factories in California and New York are shutting down production under the consolidation plan (already in 2015 Toyota shifted Tacoma production from California to Texas).

But another clue that Toyota is planning on moving U.S. jobs to Mexico is the fact that Mexico’s leaders are trying to make deals to keep jobs in Mexico, including Toyota jobs since “Toyota is spending $1bn to expand its Mexican facilities and Akio Toyoda, its president, said the company will ‘see what policies the incoming [US] president adopts’ before deciding whether to take action.”

WORLD WAR 3: RUSSIA BACKS UP BLIND BAT NEWS’ CLAIM AS TO WHERE ALL THOSE ISIS TOYOTAS ARE COMING FROM!

FALSE FLAG OR INCOMPETENCE? 21,000 KG THERMOBARIC ‘BOMBS’ HIT TOYOTA’S CHINA OPS

2015: TOYOTA SUDDENLY KILLS 941 JOBS IN CALIFORNIA!

Press Telegram: Toyota to lay off 100 at Long Beach plant

2014: TOYOTA ABANDONS U.S. CAR MARKET?

Daycare center feeds babies Chlorine!

22 December 2016 (12:13 UTC-07 Tango 06) 02 Dey 1395/22 Rabi ‘al-Awwal 1438/24 Geng Zi 4714

Earlier in the week the owner of a daycare center asked for police investigation after suspecting that an employee was feeding babies chlorine!

The investigation showed at least three babies were fed chlorine at 1-thousand 6-hundred times the legally accepted levels!  The daycare owner got suspicious when the infants started spitting up the water right after drinking it.

Investigators discovered that employees were using a chlorine based disinfectant, meant for use on solid surfaces, to prepare the drinking water!  It Happened in Koto Ward of Tokyo City, Nippon.

Dog robots and breathalizers can tell if you have cancer?

12 December 2016 / 20:57 UTC-07 Tango 06 (23 Azar 1395/13 Rabi ‘al-Awwal 1438/15 Geng Zi 4714)

It’s long been known that pets, especially dogs, react negatively to the breath of people with cancer.  In China scientists have succesfully detected cancer ions in the breath of cancer victims using a mass spectrometer.

Experimental breathalizer for lung cancer detection

Hefei Institutes of Physical Science-Chinese Academy of Sciences detected seven ions directly conected to esophageal cancer.  They claim their mass spectro-breathalizer can detect cancer within three minutes with an accuracy of 85% to 90%.  More research is needed.

In Japan, researchers working with dogs notice that not only are dogs good cancer detectors but they actually improve their detection abilities the more they’re used.  However, according to NHK (Nippon Housou Kyoukai/Japan Broadcasting Corporation) the ultimate goal of the dog cancer detection program is to eventually replicate it using robots.

HIGH TECH FAIL: JAPAN JOINS THE DUMBING DOWN CROWD!

HIGHEST SKIN CANCER RATE & GOVERNMENT LIES CONNECTED TO IDAHO?

Hospital robot janitor Bioquell to the rescue!

High Tech Fail: Japan joins the Dumbing Down crowd!

07 December 2016 (04:20 UTC-07 Tango 01) 17 Azar 1395/07 Rabi ‘al-Awwal 1438/09 Geng Zi 4714

Despite a reputation for high tech, and being the birth place of internationally popular Manga, Japanese high schoolers are increasingly dumbing down precisely because of their high tech infatuations!

A survey by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development shows that only 35% of teenagers in Japan like reading about science, and that’s the problem, fewer and fewer Japanese are actively reading.  High schoolers have dropped from an internationally OECD ranked 4th place to 8th place in reading.

NHK (Nippon Housou Kyoukai/Japan Broadcasting Corporation) interviewed several teachers who said the internet has made it so easy to find answers that, as one teacher said, students “don’t think” about the problems they’re answering.  Apparently students are allowed to access the internet when they take tests in Japanese schools.  NHK showed that most completed tests lacked required written responses, multiple choice and fill-in-the-blank answers were almost exclusively gleened from the internet.

However, Japan’s PISA ( Program for International Student Assessment) Reading Performance rating is still higher than that of the United States!

Food Crisis Japan: Black Swan deaths reveal Bird Flu epidemic

07 December 2016 (03:44 UTC-07 Tango 01) 17 Azar 1395/07 Rabi ‘al-Awwal 1438/09 Geng Zi 4714

The deaths of expensive Black Swans at a Japanese zoo has revealed a bird flu epidemic sweeping the island nation.

The Higashiyama Zoo in Nagoya confirmed that one Black Swan died from bird flu, and two others died but tested negative.  More testing is being done.  Zoo employees are searching the surrounding area for dead wild birds that might be infected, so far none have been found.   Avian exhibits where people come in direct contact with birds have been shutdown.

Japanese news media has revealed that since November 550-thousand poultry at just one farm (in Niigata Prefecture) have been culled (killed) in an attempt to stop  an epidemic of bird flu!

Just last week a second duck farm in Amori Prefecture tested positive for bird flu.  The prefectural government ordered the culling of more than 4-thousand ducks!

In the city of Yokohama,  administrators of the four city run zoos are forcing zoo patrons to disinfect their shoes before entering the bird refuges.  Some avian exhibits have been shutdown.

The irony is that the upcoming new year in Japan is being called the Year of the Rooster.

GLOBAL FOOD CRISIS: WORLD BANK BEHIND BIRD FLU SLAUGHTER?

NEW BIRD FLU EVOLVES TO INFECT HUMANS!

USAF Kadena subsidizes ops with your trash!

26 October 2016 (13:38 UTC-07 Tango 01) 05 Aban 1395/24 Muharram 1438/26 Wu Zu 4714

The U.S. Air Force operations known as Kadena, on Japan’s Okinawa, subsidizes their base maintenance by recycling trash, to the tune of $2-million USD per year: