Tag Archives: labor

Students & Tourists used as slave labor? More proof immigration is about denying you a job!

21 NOV 2017 (00:42 UTC-07 Tango 06) 30 Aban 1396/02 Rabi ‘al-Awwal 1439/04 Xin-Hai (10th month) 4715

“They’re sending people overseas to work as slaves.”-Andy Rim, South Korean who’s wife was tricked into ‘backbacker’ slavery work

“After that I went to Mildura to pick grapes. The pay looked good, but after two weeks working nine-hour days I received my pay slip. It was $300 [AUD, about $226 USD]. I was sleeping in my car. I decided to leave. I couldn’t do that.”-Andrea Argiolas, migrant worker from Italy

A new study shows that a form of migrant worker, tourists who work their way through a ‘vacation’, and students are victims of Wage Theft.

The law study by University of Technology-Sydney, and University of New South Wales, was conducted in the British empire country (Commonwealth of Nations) of Australia.   The study discovered that one in three tourist workers (called ‘backbacker’ workers in The Land Down Under) and foreign student workers were paid less than the legal minimum wage.   Not only that, but many foreign workers are actually forced to pay a ‘deposit’ to get a job, as well as pay for transportation and rent for bare-bones living conditions, leaving many with next to nothing when the job is done!  86% of tourist and student workers have been led to believe that they are legally not allowed to be paid minimum wage, which is not true under Aussie law!  (Note: In the United States it is legal to pay foreign migrant workers less than minimum wage, not just at federal level but at state level. Here in Idaho many foreign farm workers, and even U.S. citizens, can legally be paid far less than the state minimum wage.  Entertainment  workers [mainly movie theaters] in Idaho, both foreign and citizens, can legally be forced to work without breaks and without overtime pay!)

Some backbacker workers reported sexual harassment: “I came to Australia after I finished school for a new experience, to travel, to see as much of this country as possible. The farmer was really inappropriate with all the girls. He would come up behind me and rub against me, or hold my hands while I was packing.”-Alex Bell, from British empire member United Kingdom, forced to pick sweet potatoes in Australia

The study also found that some foreign workers refused to complain because they felt it was a privilege to work in Australia!

The study is called Wage Theft in Australia, which also revealed that 900-thousand backbacker and student workers in Australia are coming from at least 107 countries!

Tourist ‘backbacker’ slave wage workers in Australia

PARADISE IN THE EMPIRE AS BRITS GET RAPED HARD BY THE QUEEN!

GREAT RENEGER: OFF-SHORING OF U.S. JOBS WILL CONTINUE UNTIL INVESTOR MORALE IMPROVES!

CLANDESTINE IMMIGRATION: GERMAN ‘REFUGEE’ BOAT SEIZED FOR HUMAN TRAFFICKING!

VACCINE FAIL: 156% INCREASE IN AUSTRALIAN ‘HORROR FLU’! EXPERTS FALSELY BLAME SUPER SPREADER CHILDREN!

FRACKING SETS AUSTRALIAN RIVER ON FIRE!

MORE PROOF GOVERNMENTS & CORPORATIONS ARE BEHIND HUMAN TRAFFICKING UNDER THE GUISE OF RESCUING REFUGEES IN ORDER TO TAKE YOUR JOB!

WHY ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS ARE BAD: THANKSGIVING, CHRISTIANITY’S OPEN HUNTING SEASON ON NATIVE AMERICANS!

ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS PROTECTED IN RED STATE IDAHO?

OBAMA REGIME SECRET REFUGEE DEAL WITH AUSTRALIA!

MY IMMIGRANT IDAHO: FEDERALES (pronounce that the Spanish way) SAY IDAHO DOMINATED BY POOR IMMIGRANTS!

GERMAN NEWS MEDIA REVEAL WEALTHY MIGRANTS CONTROL NEW YORK CITY!

FALSE FLAG: ‘WAR REFUGEES’, THE GREATEST & MOST PROFITABLE HUMAN TRAFFICKING OP EVER!

“IT’S NOT LIKE THEY’RE TAKING JOBS FROM AMERICANS” 5-MILLION MIGRANTS REFUSE TO LEAVE! 

FALSE FLAG: DENMARK REPORTS 50,000 MIGRANTS “DISAPPEARING”!

TOTAL GUN BAN TOTAL FAILURE, AUSTRALIA: YET ANOTHER GUN RELATED INCIDENT IN COUNTRY THAT TOTALLY BANS GUNS!

HISTORY SHOWS IMMIGRANTS ARE GREATEST SELF-INFLICTED THREAT TO EMPIRES!

Afghanistan War, it’s back, baby! Trump deploys 3,000 more troops as ICC accuses U.S. of more War Crimes!

More than 16 years and three U.S. presidents later, the United States is still addicted to drugs and war in Afghanistan.

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

Incomplete news items concerning continued U.S. occupation of Afghanistan, November 2017,

Arab News: Afghanistan orders frontier forces to retaliate to Pakistani shelling

JSTOR Daily: WAR HAS MADE AFGHANISTAN’S $1 TRILLION IN MINERALS WORTHLESS

Anadolu Agency: Iran considers more cooperation with UN on Afghanistan

novinite.com: European Officials Accused of Selling Illegal Alcohol in Afghanistan

The Guardian: UN concerned by controversial U.S. plan to revive Afghan militias

UN says at least 10 civilians died in U.S. airstrike

Aerial refueling of USAF B-52 Stratofortress on night bombing mission over Afghanistan, 19 NOV 2017

Aviation Week: F-22 drops bombs in anger for first time

Video, USAF F-22 take-off run for bombing mission, 19 NOV 2017:

Video, Afghan Air Force using U.S. taxpayer supplied A-29 Super Tucano, 19 NOV 2017:

U.S. News & World Report: U.S. Begins New Mission in Afghanistan Targeting the Taliban’s Opium

Video, Happy Thanksgiving from Illinois, Iowa and South Carolina National Guard deployed to Afghanistan:

DoD Buzz: Troop Surge in Afghanistan Completed; 14,000 Now on Ground

NBC4 Washington: Int’l Criminal Court Prosecutor Seeks Investigation on Afghanistan War Crimes. The United States is not a member state of the court, but its nationals can be charged with crimes committed in countries that are members

CBC.ca: Afghanistan looks to Canada for more training support

NATO to add 3000 additional troops in Afghanistan

Fox News: Taliban attack checkpoints in Afghanistan, killing 6 police

Voice of America: Special Forces Raid Taliban Prison in Afghanistan

Islamic State Fighters Finding Sanctuary in Afghanistan

Indian Wheat Makes History, Arriving in Afghanistan Via Iran

CBS News: Why were 5 U.S. soldiers killed by an American bomber in Afghanistan?

The Conversation UK: Why Russia is back in Afghanistan

Business Insider: 4 U.S. soldiers wounded after an IED attack in Afghanistan

Opium production has set another record in Afghanistan

Aljazeera: U.S. colluded with ISIL in Afghanistan

Politico: Defense bill leashes Afghanistan watchdog, SIGAR

ABC News: U.S. could have almost 16000 troops in Afghanistan next year

New York Post: U.S. soldier dies during operation in Afghanistan

GREAT RENEGER, October 2017: TRUMP DEPLOYS OKLAHOMA MILITIA TO AFGHANISTAN!

OLD OIL WAR, June 2017: U.S. FORCES KILLED IN AFGHANISTAN, DAY AFTER U.S. FORCES KILLED AFGHAN POLICE!

OBAMA LEGACY, February 2017: MUJAHIDEEN RE-TAKE MORE OF AFGHANISTAN

THE GREAT RENEGER, January 2017: OBAMA DEPLOYS ADDITIONAL MARINES TO AFGHANISTAN!

AFGHANISTAN, 01 – 06 SEPTEMBER 2015: “…..I WANT TO KILL ALL FOREIGNERS!” OBAMA SECRETLY ORDERS COMBAT TROOP DEPLOYMENTS!

INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT SAYS U.S. GUILTY OF WAR CRIMES!

U.S. COURT OKS WAR-CRIMES LAWSUITS AGAINST BUSH ADMINISTRATION!

2013: ITALIAN SUPREME COURT FINDS 26 AMERICANS GUILTY OF WAR CRIMES!

2012: BUSH, CHENEY, RUMSFELD, U.S. GENERALS AND EVEN OBAMA FACING INVESTIGATION AND WAR CRIMES TRIALS BY INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURTS

2011: BUSH JR & BLAIR FOUND GUILTY OF WAR CRIMES BY INTERNATIONAL COURT! 

EUROPEAN UNION NOW ADMITS TO HELPING THE UNITED STATES COMMIT WAR CRIMES

ISRAELIS DEVELOP PILL FOR PTSD, ERASE YOUR MEMORY. CAN YOU PUT SOMEONE ON TRIAL FOR WAR CRIMES IF THEY CAN’T REMEMBER?

“Retail is not a job or a career…” “this year…would be our last year”: U.S. Retail/Banking/Service sector collapse, October 2017

Incomplete list of U.S. retail/banking/service sector job loss announcements and shutdowns made or announced in October 2017:

Alabama: In Homewood, kids clothier Sash & Beau shutdown.  In Vestavia Hills, after five years Fancy Goods Variety shutdown.

Arizona: In Mesa, after 38 years Bubbles of Joy-Groovie Ghoulie’s Costumes shutdown: “Last year was not good. It was not the best so we decided this year that it would be our last year.”-Mary Faber, owner

Arkansas:   In Fort Smith, after 77 years Midwest Sporting Goods due to the death of a co-owner.

 California:   Seven years old kitchen/bath fixture retailer PIRCH issued a shutdown WARN for its store in San Diego, 78 jobs gone a couple weeks before Xmas. It should be noted that PIRCH announced in September it would shutdown all its stores outside of California.  Florida based SeaWorld eliminating 79 jobs in San Diego, right before Xmas.   Solar power financing company Renovate America laid off 76 people in San Diego, and another 1-hundred nationwide! In May, Renovate America (the largest solar financing company in California) laid off 108 people.  In Santa Rosa, an unprecidentedly fast wildfire destroyed several stores.   Also, the Santa Rosa Plaza shutdown due to smoke from the fire, 120 retail shops shuttered until things clear out.  Investment company National Planning Holdings laid off 163 people in El Segundo!   Too Big to Jail Capital One issued a layoff WARN for its San Francisco ops, 132 jobs gone in January 2018!  San Francisco based clothier GAP claims it had to shutdown at least four stores in the area due to smoke from the wildfires.  In Kenwood wildfire destroyed the Fountaingrove Inn and a Hilton Sonoma Wine Country Hotel.  In San Jose, after 62 years Mosher’s Men’s Clothing shutting down due to the owner’s health problems.  In Orange, after 14 years Copperwood Artware shutting down so the owners can retire.  In Bakersfield, the owner of Regency Lanes Bowling Center went chapter 11 bankrupt busted, however, management at the bowling alley claim they will be remodeling, not shutting down.  France based clothier Louis Vuitton shutting down its store in Hollywood, right after Xmas.  ATA Retail Services issued a shutdown WARN for its Hayward location, 74 jobs gone right before Xmas. Engineering services company Jacobs Field Services issued layoff WARNs for its Carson ops, 176 jobs gone right before Xmas!  In Laguna Beach, Andersen Hotels shutting down its Hotel Laguna, 121 jobs gone right before Xmas!   South Africa based Swissport ending airport operations in Los Angeles and San Francisco, 348 jobs gone in December!

Connecticut:  Hotel operator Marriott eliminating 107 jobs in Stamford right after Xmas!  British empire based Too Big to Jail RBS (Royal bank of Scotland) 43 jobs in Stamford right before Xmas.

Delaware: In Middletown, after 69 years W.D. Hatton Watch, Clock, and Jewelry Repair shutdown, the 94 years old owner said “It wasn’t because business was slowing. It was continuous. Sales were going up. I just got pretty old and got tired, too much repairs!”

Florida:  In Winter Park, after 18 years the Doggie Door shutdown.  Jacksonville based department chain store Stein Mart suddenly laid off 48 HQ employees, due to losing $9.3-million USD.  Ritz-Carlton South Beach officially eliminating 281 jobs due to damage by Hurricane Irma, the hotel has been shutdown since 08 SEP 2017!  Hawks Clay Resort officially laid off 260 people, blaming it on damage by Hurricane Irma!  Since the hurricane hit the resort the employees had been receiving ‘hurricane pay’.  After 72 years Burgess Paint Supply shutdown so the owner (who says his ‘wife’ is the store) can retire.  Orlando based SeaWorld suddenly laid off 350 people across the U.S., as part of its plan to reduce costs by $40-million USD!  ValueOptions Federal Services eliminating 115 jobs by May 2018!  Professional Surveys of Pinellas eliminating 182 jobs by mid-November!  Sitel Operating Corporation eliminating 178 jobs by December!

Illinois: Furniture seller Land of Nod eliminating 25 jobs as part of consolidation ops.   OfficeMax shutting down its Springfield store on West Iles Avenue in time for Thanksgiving, “As part of the three-year strategic plan announced in August 2016″.  In Jacksonville, after ten years sexist female only fitness center Curves suddenly shutdown and now for sale, to fund the co-owners’ retirement.  Office services company Conifer Revenue Cycle Solutions issued a layoff WARN, 34 jobs gone by November.  Marketing consulting company Direct Energy issued a shutdown WARN for its Buffalo Grove location, 98 jobs gone by March 2018, due to consolidation ops.  Too Big to Jail Capital One issued a mass-layoff WARN for its Rolling Meadows ops, 452 jobs gone between December 2017 and April 2018, no reason given!

Indiana: What construction/real estate industry recovery? House flipper Chart Properties now bankrupt busted, local news reports say more than 120 customers are ‘screwed’!

Iowa: Hotel operator Sheraton laying off 30 people in Iowa City right after Xmas.

Hawaii: Island Air now chapter 11 bankrupt busted due to legal problems with the company that leases aircraft to the airlines.

Kansas: The Farmers and Merchants State Bank of Argonia failed, assets turned over to Conway Bank.  In Shawnee, after almost 40 years Fun Party and Wedding Services shutdown so the owners can retire.

Kentucky: In Shelbyville, after 90 years Biagi’s Appliance shutdown.  In Lexington, after 56 years Howard-Knight Tall & Big clothiers shutdown because the 85 years old owner wants to retire.  Texas based Dignity Memorial suddenly shutdown its 1-hundred years old Barbour and Son Funeral Home in Tollesboro.

Louisiana: In Shreveport, after 66 years Toy Fair shutting down after Xmas, it’s for sale, the owner says he wants to focus on his other business. Pennsylvania based clothier David’s Bridal shutting down its ten years old store in Alexandria by mid-December, as part of plans to shutdown U.S. stores and open new stores in Canada.  After 88 years Vermilion Oaks Golf Club suddenly shutdown, and as proof the economy has not recovered the operators said “Golf is a luxury income business, and not a lot of people have a luxury income right now.”

Maryland: In Hagerstown, after more than 40 years Charlene’s Hair Gallery shutting down right before Xmas, the Christian owner wants to spend more time volunteering at her church.

Massachusetts: After 61 years Country Curtains killed off by stockholders, all 19 stores shutting down, assets being sold-off due to millions of dollars in losses since 2015, 360 jobs gone!  

Michigan:  In Midland, after more than 50 years Meier Camera Shop shutdown, the owners moved back to Traverse City.  Pennsylvania based clothier David’s Bridal shutting down its ten years old store in Fort Gratiot by mid-November, as part of plans to shutdown U.S. stores and open new stores in Canada.  OfficeMax shutting down its store on east Columbia Avenue in Battle Creek, in time for Thanksgiving.  Also in Battle Creek, after 66 years Jim Hazel’s Citgo & U-Haul shutdown and sold-off.   In Dearborn, after more than 50 years iconic Wonderland Music shutdown.

Minnesota:  In Duluth, without warning Lake Superior Zoo eliminated 12 jobs due to lack of cash.    In Minneapolis, after 19 years music venue Triple Rock Social Club announced on Facebook it will shutdown in time for Thanksgiving.  In Fairmount, after 53 years Enderson Clothing shutting down: “Retail is not a job or a career, it’s a lifestyle and I’m fortunate it’s been good to me and I’m capable of retiring and I’d like to take advantage of it.”-Brian Sandberg.

Missouri: After more than 50 years Ferguson True Value Hardware shutdown, blaming crashing sales dating back to 2010 and damage caused by riots in 2014.  Central Bank of Boone County shutting down Columbia Mall branch by the end of January 2018, due to lack of business.  In Saint Louis, after 86 years Oak Hill True Value Hardware shutdown, the building is being turned into apartments.

Montana: In Great Falls,  after 22 years Lakota Woman Pawn & Trading Post shutting down at the beginning of November, due to the owner’s ongoing health problems.

Nebraska:  In Omaha, the Shopko in the Frederick Square Shopping Center, as well as the OfficeMax at Shadow Lake Towne Center, both shutting down anytime between now and Xmas.

New Mexico: Los Alamos National Bank laid off 26 people, blaming it on high labor costs.

New Jersey: In Maplewood, after only two years Shenanigans Toys announced on Facebook it shutdown, the owner saying “Please shop locally. The extra trip it takes you around the parking lot means a store can last for another day and it’s employee’s will continue to have work.”  In Chatham, after 34 years clothier D.J. Craters shutting down after Xmas.

New York:  Bankrupt law firm Binder & Binder continues killing jobs, this time 190!  Insurance and military law firm White Fleischner & Fino issued shutdown WARNs for its NYC offices, 59 jobs gone by the end of January 2018.   Bath & Body Works issued a shutdown WARN for its NYC location, at least 56 jobs being consolidated to Ohio in Spring 2018.  Furniture seller Ethan Allen shutting down its ten years old Staten Island store, no official reason given.  Employment agency LaborTemps issued a shutdown WARN for its Jamaica location, 48 jobs gone right after Xmas.

North Carolina: Morganton Music Center announced on Facebook its shutdown.  What automotive industry recovery?  After 25 years Edenton Motors shutdown after failed attempts to sell the dealership, 27 jobs gone.  In Asheville, after 45 years Kim’s Wig Center shutting down right before Xmas, supposedly to be replace with a beer joint sometime in 2018.

Ohio:  In Dayton, a FedEx Office shutdown, no reason given.

Oregon:  In Ashland, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival laid off an undisclosed number of employees due to having to reduce next year’s budget, which was the result of having to cancel several plays this year because of the smoke from all the wildfires.  In Portland, after 127 years (surviving The Great Depression and numerous recessions) Helen’s Pacific Costumers shutdown.

Pennsylvania:  BB&T shutting down the Susquehanna Bank HQ in Lititz, 82 jobs lost as a result of BB&T’s 2015 take-over of Susquehanna Bank.  Too Big to jail California based Wells Fargo shutting down its Leigh Valley call center, 460 jobs gone!   In Wyoming County, after 57 years Ken Mar Home Furnishings shutting down so the owners can retire.  Christian founded Walmart shutting down its 14 years old store in Bristol Borough, an 197 jobs gone right before Xmas!  In East Stroudsburg, after 33 years jewelry seller Liztech shutdown due to the death of the owner’s husband: “He designed a beautiful platform for me to dance on and in any direction that I wanted……without him, I just never get to make jewelry anymore.”-Jill Elizabeth

South Dakota:  Bettor Racing now chapter 7 bankrupt busted due to failing to repay two Tribal Nations more than $10-million USD.

Texas: In Houston, after 67 years Frankel’s Costume announced on its website it is shutting down after Xmas, due to the property being sold to a developer.  In Abilene, after 73 years Busch Jewelers shutting down when the inventory is gone.  In Amarillo, after 90 years Buck’s Sporting Goods shutdown, the owners blaming competition with big box and online stores for causing “our retail business had been declining over the last 10 years.”

Vermont: In Belmains, Depression Era variety store Randolph’s shutdown, the owners blame increased competition for causing “the lack of good steady flow of foot traffic”.

Virginia: Magic Mart shutting down its decades old store in Abingdon, apparently the property where the store is located is co-owned by a property developer and the taxpayers of Abingdon.  There are plans to turn the area into a mega shopping center-sports complex at taxpayer expense.  In Arlington, after 75 years Belmont TV shutdown, officially because the owner retired, but he also revealed that “By 2008-09, so many electronic companies were going out of business. It was a deeper problem for all of us than the recession.”

Washington: The Bellingham Herald revealed that Whatcom County is in a retail death spiral.  In normal years the county averages 90 new store openings, but since at least 2015 new store openings have been a little more than half that, and then you have to throw in all the shutdowns like JCPenney (pending)Kmart (pending), Macy’s (pending), Wet Seal, Teavana, Family Christian, Radio Shack, Rue21 and Sears Hometown.  What real estate industry recovery?  Mortgage insurer Northwest Trustee Services eliminating 25 Bellevue jobs right before Xmas.  Foreclosure Expeditors Initiators issued a layoff WARN for its ops in Bellevue.  Commercial real estate law firm RCO Legal eliminating 12 jobs in Bellevue right before Xmas. Also in Bellevue, Realty in Motion issued a layoff WARN, 27 jobs gone right before Xmas.

Wisconsin: In Madison, after more than 40 years shoe seller Cornblooms shutting down: “I’m not blaming the mall or the internet or construction. Like anything else it was a cascade. It’s a business and sadly we didn’t make our numbers.”-Jeanette Riechers, owner

WARN=Worker Adjustment & Retraining Notification

U.S. RETAIL/BANKING/SERVICE SECTOR COLLAPSE, September 2017:  “I’M GETTING OUT!” “WE JUST CAN’T MAKE IT, WE WON’T MAKE IT.”

SEARS KMART DEATH SPIRAL, October 2017:  “TRAGICALLY PATHETIC”

U.S. INDUSTRIAL/MINING/LOGISTICS LAYOFFS, October 2017:  “THERE WAS NO SEVERANCE…WE WERE JUST FIRED!”

Dumbing Down the U.S.A., October 2017: “I’M BEING BULLIED!” “HE WAS SHOOTING AT TRUMP!”

U.S. HI-TECH/COMMUNICATIONS BREAKDOWN, October 2017:   “SIGNIFICANT FINANCIAL PRESSURE”

U.S. government shenanigans, October 2017:“WHO’S PROFITING…?”

U.S. food crisis, October 2017: “SHOCKINGLY CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE”

ObamaCare ACA death spiral, October 2017:“BUSINESS AS USUAL.”

GREAT RENEGER: OFF-SHORING OF U.S. JOBS WILL CONTINUE UNTIL INVESTOR MORALE IMPROVES!

“There was no severance…we were just fired!”: U.S. Industrial/Mining/Logistics layoffs, October 2017

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

Federal government data proves what truck drivers have been complaining about for years, the reason there’s a driver shortage is because trucking companies are paying less and less every year: “If you look at the federal data, a truck driver in 2006 was actually making more than he or she would be making in 2016 if you factor in the cost of living.”-Chip Cutter, LinkedIn, interviewed by CBSNews

 California:  Oil giant Chevron warning of yet more layoffs in the San Joaquin Valley, a 26% reduction by early 2018.  In Berkeley, after 24 years furniture maker The Wooden Duck shutting down in time for Thanksgiving, blaming the landlord for doubling the rent.  France owned Schneider Electric eliminating 15 jobs in Clovis, right before Xmas. Wholesale distributor Essendant shutting down its Whittier center, 123 jobs gone right before Xmas!  Boeing issued yet more layoff WARNs, this time 84 people becoming jobless between Thanksgiving and Xmas. Pacific Steel Casting issued a shutdown WARN for its Berkeley ops, 106 jobs gone right before Xmas!   Iron furniture maker Murray’s Iron Works issued a shutdown WARN for its City of Commerce location, 46 jobs gone three days before Xmas.  St. john’s Knits issued another WARN, 72 jobs gone before Xmas as part of its plan to outsource the work to Mexico (on top of the 130 jobs already lost to Mexico during Summer).   What automotive industry recovery?  Pickup truck tonneau cover maker Laurmark Enterprises-BAK Industries issued shutdown WARNs for its Chatsworth and San Fernando operations, 261 jobs gone before Xmas!   Electric car maker Tesla suddenly laid off as many as 7-hundred employees for lack of performance!  Is it connected to the fact the hi-tech electric car maker is having major U.S. production problems with its latest vehicles, or that it’s focusing on production in China?

Colorado: Snowboard maker/seller Bomber Industries-Bomber Alpine Snowboard Outfitters now chapter 7 bankrupt dead, the new owners blamed too much debt financing and lack of sales.

Florida: West Coast Transport Service now chapter 7 bankrupt busted.  Pre-Cast Specialties eliminating 252 jobs between December 2017 and January 2018!

Georgia: AR-15 maker Daniel Defense admitted it made a undisclosed number of “significant layoffs” due to crashing sales (before the Las Vegas shooting), one industry news report said 1-hundred people were let go without warning, an unnamed employee said “This was very unexpected. All of us were handed a blanket packet that explained everything. The paperwork didn’t even have my name on it. All they said about my job was that my position was being eliminated. There was no severance package, we were just fired!”

Idaho:  The biggest electric utility company in The Gem State, Idaho Power, is demanding customers fork-over $220-million USD to pay for a new hydroelectric dam on the border with Oregon! 

Illinois: Commercial printer Patterson Office Supplies issued a layoff WARN, 83 jobs gone by November.  Neovia Logistics issued a shutdown WARN for its Des Plaines ops, 109 jobs gone right after Xmas!  Fabick Machinery Company issued a shutdown WARN for its wholesale ops in Marion, 29 jobs gone by December due to crashing oil-mining industry sales.

Indiana: Connecticut based Harman International Industries shutting down its Crown Audio factory in Elkhart, 50 jobs gone three days before Xmas.  What construction industry recovery?  After 113 years (surviving The Great Depression and numerous recessions), demolition company Martin Enterprises shutting down in March 2018, blaming it on ten years of crashing business saying “We’ve never really bounced back from the recession and then finding drivers and the right people here in the office to fit has been rough. You add all those things together and it just doesn’t make for a good business.”

Iowa: Cedar Rapids based Rockwell Collins eliminated 124 Iowa jobs in the past 12 months, plus hundreds more outside the state!  Those layoffs are not in connection with the current pending sale of Rockwell Collins to United Technologies, which is causing new layoffs, a lawsuit has been filed to stop the sale.

Louisiana:  Netherlands owned Chicago Bridge & Iron (CB&I) suddenly laid off 90 people, blaming a variety of things including Hurricane Harvey.

Massachusetts: In Westfield, after 60 years aerospace manufacturing contractor Berkshire Industries shutdown without warning,  the remaining 80 (of the 150) employees suddenly unemployed, no reason was given!

Michigan:  What automotive industry recovery?  Penske-Automotive Component Carrier lost its contract with General Motors (GM), 60 jobs gone in time for Xmas.  In Grand Rapids, automotive supply chain company Dematic issued a mass layoff WARN, 204 jobs gone by New Year’s, on top of the 255 jobs lost back in July!   GST Autoleather now chapter 11 bankrupt busted.

Minnesota: Paper maker UPM Blandin shutting down a production line, 150 jobs gone by the 1st quarter of 2018 due to a global crash in sales!   In Waseca, Quad Graphics (Brown Printing) shutting down its operations after Xmas, local news reports say at one time the operation employed 750 people!  

Montana: Simms Fishing Products eliminating at least a dozen jobs as it outsources work to a contractor in Washington, administrators blame “the cost of land and building” in Montana.

New Mexico: Recently formed, Albuquerque based, ONE Aviation already warning of mass layoffs as it ends production of its EA550 personal jet.  ONE Aviation is now focusing on developing a new personal jet called Project Canada. 

New Jersey: In Union, jewelry maker Tessler & Weiss eliminating 150 jobs right after Xmas!

New York: Remington Arms announced that sales are so bad (pre Las Vegas shooting) that it will begin furloughing employees at its Ilion factory, in an attempt to keep inline with market trends.  This is on top of the 55 jobs killed last month.  AVX Corporation-Olean Advanced Products shutting down its factory in Olean, date “to be determined”.   Global Brands issued a shutdown WARN for its fashion warehouse, 49 jobs gone right after Xmas.

North Carolina:  Unnamed employees revealed Rockwell Collins plans to offshore at least 130 Winston-Salem jobs to the Philippines, it might be connected to the pending sale of Rockwell Collins to United Technologies!  Hydro Extrusions-Sapa Extrusions  warned of mass layoffs due to a drop in orders, but didn’t say how many people would lose their jobs.  DuraFiber Technologies now chapter 7 bankrupt busted, already shutting down factories, more than 4-hundred jobs gone so far!  Diverse manufacturer Lord Corporation announced it will begin eliminating jobs worldwide in 2018, due to global market conditions.

Ohio: Furniture maker American Signature issued a layoff WARN, 13 people jobless by December.  Plastics maker Spartech-Polyone laying off 57 people in Greenville “due to a change in business circumstances”.   Meggitt Aircraft Braking Systems eliminating 55 jobs in Akron as part of its plan to move jobs to Mexico.  Industrial mill service provider TMS International issued a shutdown WARN, 99 jobs in Middletown gone due to loss of contract.    What automotive industry recovery?  Fiat-ChryslerFCA Transport shutting down its Toledo transportation terminal, at least 92 jobs affected by February 2018.  Emission controls maker Faurecia Clean Mobility laying off eight people right after Xmas.

Oregon: After 128 years (surviving The Great Depression and numerous recessions) the new owners of West Linn Paper Company decided to shut it down, no explanation to hundreds of employees ( except saying “due to unforeseen business circumstances”) who will become unemployed around Xmas time!

Pennsylvania: Dura-Bond eliminating 180 jobs in Steelton, by Thanksgiving, blaming it on crashing pipe orders from the oil industry!  Germany owned Akustica issued a  shutdown WARN for its Pittsburgh location, 54 jobs gone by October 2018.   Johnson & Johnson issued a shutdown WARN for ops in West Chester and Wayne, 297 jobs gone right before Xmas!   Japan owned but Switzerland based Metalor Technologies issued a shutdown WARN for its Export location, 121 jobs gone right after Xmas!  What construction industry recovery?  Deluxe Building Systems issued a shutdown WARN for its Berwick ops, 154 jobs gone right after Xmas!

Tennessee:  Italy based eyewear maker/distributor Luxottica Retail North America issued a mass layoff WARN, 208 jobs in Memphis gone right after Xmas, due to crashing sales!

Texas:  Vistra Energy shutting down two additional coal fired power plants, 650 jobs gone due to cheaper competition by natural gas power plants!  Dynergy warning of massive layoffs, as a result of being taken over by Vistra Energy.

Washington: The new owners of Columbia River Logistics (same as West Linn Paper Company) decided to shut it down, no explanation to the employees ( except saying “due to unforeseen business circumstances”) who will become unemployed around Xmas time!

West Virginia:  Italy owned plastics maker M&G Polymers now chapter 11 bankrupt busted.

Wisconsin: Johnson Controls announced it will eliminate an undisclosed number of jobs, local news media say unnamed sources put the number of people to be laid off at 150!  Spartech-Polyone Designed Structures shutting down its factory in Ripon, 70 jobs gone in 2018 due to “a change in business circumstances”.  U.S. Paper Converters shutting down its Appleton operations, 52 jobs gone by New Years due to state officials bringing in foreign operations with taxpayer money: “For the third time in less than two months, the Paper Valley has been hit hard. At a time when the state is set to spend billions to lure a foreign company, our heritage and core industries are being gutted without explanation or without concern from our state leadership. This is not just about the loss of fifty jobs, but fifty families, men, women and children being thrust into difficult times and during the holiday season. It is high time we focus our time, resources and money on Wisconsin industry and Wisconsin jobs. Paper is our heritage, and it must be our future.”-Tom Nelson, Outagamie County Executive

WARN=Worker Adjustment & Retraining Notification

Mining/Industrial/Logistics layoffs, September 2017: “MARKET TURNDOWN, INDUSTRY-WIDE”

“significant financial pressure”: U.S. Hi-Tech/Communications breakdown, October 2017

More proof you brick-n-mortar store owners can’t directly blame the internet/high-tech competition for your demise. Incomplete list of U.S. internet/high-tech/communications job destruction announcements in October 2017:

Finland based Nokia announced it gave up on its virtual reality camera project and will now kill at least 310 jobs, some of which are in the United States!

Arkansas:  Wehco Media suddenly laid off 86 people due to an “economic necessity”.

California:  Finland based Nokia issued a layoff WARN for its Sunnyvale location, 72 jobs gone a few days before Xmas (see above). Edmunds.com issued a layoff WARN for its Santa Monica location, 60 jobs gone before Xmas.  YesVideo.com issued a shutdown WARN for its Santa Clara location, 99 jobs gone right after Xmas.  Redwood City based Electronic Arts (EA) shutting down its Visceral Games, an undisclosed number of jobs lost. Redwood City based Shopkick suddenly laid off about 30 people due to a new operating ‘model’.  Venice based Snap (aka Snapchat) suddenly laid off 18 people due to crashing sales. Santa Clara based Intel eliminating an undisclosed number of finance jobs in 2018.    Tesla suddenly laid off as many as 7-hundred employees for lack of performance!  Is it connected to the fact the hi-tech electric car maker is having major production problems with its latest vehicles?  Former SolarCity employees reported to local news media that the mass firings at Tesla resulting in SolarCity’s Roseville office being shutdown (on top of the 250 previously announced layoffs), unnamed SolarCity employees say no performance review was ever made by Tesla!    Disney-ABC Television began a major restructuring which will include mass layoffs.  Industry news reports say Disney-ABC has eliminated hundreds of jobs since 2010.  Media company Whalerock Industries revealed it laid off about 30 people without warning in September, yet the company also claims it will add 25 jobs within six months.   Point.360 now chapter 11 bankrupt busted.  Despite having a website, San Diego based Carvin Audio announced on Facebook that it was shutting down after 70 years of musical sounds, no explanation given.  Electro-optics maker NeoPhotonics warning of future layoffs due to crashing sales in China.  Apple suddenly slashed its Asian made parts orders, for its iPhone 8, by half because iPhone 7 still outsells iPhone 8, and Apple is about to release iPhone X!

Connecticut: Disney/Hearst owned Bristol based ESPN will layoff an additional 60 people by the end of the year.

Idaho: In Pocatello, ON Semiconductor got a $335-thousand USD state taxpayer funded grant to create five new jobs.  Most of the grant money will go towards retraining existing employees.

Illinois: Chicago Tribune eliminating an undisclosed number of employees due to “significant financial pressure”.

Indiana:  In Indianapolis, Technicolor laying off 85 people right before Xmas, and shutting down an office before the end of the year. 

Massachusetts: Video game maker Disruptor Beam laid off at least ten people despite recently getting $8.5-million USD in funding.

Missouri: In Kansas City, finance and healthcare tech support company DST Systems warned of across the board layoffs.

New York: Xerox shutting down its Webster distribution center, 135 jobs gone by March 2018!  In Rochester, communication device maker GE MDS laying off 89 people in January 2018.  Japan owned electronic metals company Oak-Mitsui laying off 20 people in January 2018.  In NYC, tech company Main Street Hub issued a shutdown WARN, at least 108 jobs being lost to The Lone Star state of Texas right after Xmas! Iconic Time magazine killing an additional 2-hundred jobs (despite having a website) just in time for Thanksgiving!  Complex Networks conducting mass layoffs as a result of it being taken over by Verizon and Hearst in 2016.  Without warning NYC based Verizon-Fios canceled service to five million people for the Spanish language broadcaster Univision, over a contract dispute!  Warner Music shutting down its NYC location by September 2018.    Bloomberg Media suddenly laid off 11 people in its distribution unit. NYC based internet food delivery company Blue Apron suddenly eliminated about 3-hundred marketing, software development, operations and business development jobs!  

North Carolina: Florida based Citrix suddenly laid off about 40 people in Raleigh, despite advertising for job openings.  Local news media say many of the laid off employees had recently been hired, and some actually took pay cuts to get the job!  Morrisville based Lenovo confirmed it suddenly laid off an undisclosed number of people globally.

Ohio:  Turning Technologies eliminating 20 jobs due to millions in lost revenues after the loss of several ‘higher education’ clients.

Oregon: California based Symantec warning of future layoffs at its Springfield location, apparently due to consolidation operations.

Pennsylvania:  Advertising company Ketchum shutting down its Pittsburgh operations in early 2018, 60 jobs lost to consolidation to New York City.

Texas: Call center contractor Convergys laying off 406 people at its Lubbock center!

Virginia:  The Virginian Pilot asking for 10% of employees to voluntarily quit, otherwise involuntary layoffs will take place.  The newspaper is also going to outsource print production.  Tax-sucking General Dynamics shutting down an InfoTech office in Alexandria, 92 jobs gone right before Xmas.

Washington:  Advertising company Hacker Group issued a couple of WARNs, 82 Seattle jobs gone in December.

U.S. Tech/Communications breakdown, September 2017: “WE ARE NOT IMMUNE TO ECONOMICS”

Paradise in the Empire as Brits get raped hard by the Queen!

08 NOV 2017 (02:57 UTC-07 Tango 06) 17 Aban 1396/18 Safar 1439/20 Xin-Hai 4715

I’ve written before how the ‘figure head’ Queen of the British empire makes her money; from ripping off employees and taxpayers to outright criminal behavior like drugs smuggling and child snatching!

Now a new revelation called The Paradise Papers reveal even more monarchal shenanigans by the royals of England.  But don’t take my word, watch/read these British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) reports,

Paradise Papers: Queen’s private estate invested £10m in offshore funds

Paradise Papers: Prince Charles lobbied on climate policy after shares purchase  (this one also reveals that the Carbon Tax is nothing more than a making-money-from-thin-air scam on global taxpayers!)

BlindBatNews reports,

2017: OBAMA TURNS BENEDICT ARNOLD, IS TOOL OF PRINCE OF EVIL BRITISH EMPIRE

U.S. ARMY COMMANDED BY RED COATS?

2016: QUEEN CONTROLED BRITISH MILITARY CONVENIENTLY LOSES 1,000+ TAXPAYER FUNDED HIGH TECH DEVICES IN ONE YEAR!

VIVA LA LIBERACIÓN! UN RULES FALKLANDS BELONG TO ARGENTINA, NOT THE BRITISH EMPIRE!

2015: BRITISH EMPIRE WELCOMES CHINESE CASH IN HAND! QUEEN TREATS XI FAR BETTER THAN ANY U.S. PRESIDENT!

BRITISH EMPIRE, LET SLIP THE DOGS OF WAR, CREATES ISLAMIC STATE DAIISH

YET ANOTHER SHOOTING IN TOTAL GUN BAN AUSTRALIA!

2014:  POPE OF ANGLICAN CHURCH (THE QUEEN) CAUGHT DRUGGING UP HER OWN RACE HORSE? BUSH FAMILY CONNECTION!

BRITISH EMPIRE JOINS RUSSIA TO DESTROY U.S. DOLLAR! CHOOSE CHINESE RMB TO REPLACE USD FOR INTERNATIONAL TRADE!

MORE PROOF THE U.S. MIDDLE CLASS IS THE TOOL OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE! 

GOD & ANTI-GUN LAWS FAILED TO PREVENT CHRISTIAN COLLEGE TEACHER FROM BEING STABBED TO DEATH!

STRICT BRITISH GUN BAN DOESN’T STOP ELECTED OFFICIALS FROM OWNING OUTLAWED GUNS! 40 POLITICIANS ARRESTED!

BRITISH EMPIRE PLAN FOR GLOBAL TAKEOVER, THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES ARE PATSIES!

BRITISH GOVERNMENT ASS HOLES KIDNAP BABY BECAUSE MOM IS MARRIED TO AN IRANIAN!

2013: MORE PROOF CHRISTIAN BRITISH EMPIRE BEHIND “HORRIFIC” GLOBAL CHILD SEX CRIMES!

AFGHANISTAN,  EVIL CHRISTIAN RED COAT JAMES BOND IS A DRUG DEALER

BRITISH EMPIRE CONTROLS UNITED STATES, AND IDAHO, THROUGH EVIL CHRISTIAN G4S? SOUTH AFRICA ACCUSES CHRISTIAN G4S OF TORTURING PRISONERS!

CHURCH OF ENGLAND OWNS STAKE IN BABY KILLER GENERAL ELECTRIC!

NEW ZEALAND GOVERNMENT PASSES LAW TO SPY ON ITS OWN PEOPLE!

U.S. TAX DOLLARS AIMED AT AUSTRALIA, FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE ELITES!

HUNDREDS OF CHILDREN DISAPPEARED IN NORWAY! PART OF ROYAL FAMILY SLAVE TRADE?

BARONESS THATCHER HATED THE WORLD OVER! BRITISH NOBBY BOBBYS DEMANDING PROTESTERS TURN THEMSELVES IN BEFORE HER TAXPAYER FUNDED FUNERAL!

8-THOUSAND CANADIAN JOB CUTS! WHO SAID THE QUEEN OF ENGLAND WAS JUST A FIGUREHEAD?

GLORIOUS QUEEN OF ENGLAND ALLOWS COPS TO STEAL AND USE THE IDs OF CHILDREN!

2012:  FILTHY RICH QUEEN OF ENGLAND PAYS MAID MINIMUM WAGE!

U.S. ALLY, UNITED KINGDOM, SLAMS OBAMA’S PIVOT TO ASIA

BANK OF ENGLAND SAYS ROYAL EVENTS BANKRUPTING BRITISH TAXPAYERS! PROOF THE ELITES ARE THE TRUE WELFARE BUMS!

CANADIANS TO BE RAPED OF AT LEAST HALF A MILLION DOLLARS BY ROYAL FAMILY

QUEEN OF ENGLAND’S EMPIRE RIFE WITH CHILD ABUSE AT THE HANDS OF CHURCH & GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS

QUEEN OF ENGLAND APPOINTS OIL EXECUTIVE AS NEW ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY

BRITAIN IN WORST DOUBLE DIP RECESSION EVER, BLAME THE QUEEN!

U.S. ALLY AUSTRALIA INVOLVED WITH ELITIST RITUAL HOMOSEXUAL CRIMES AGAINST CHILDREN!

BRITISH GOVERNMENT CUTS SERVICES, THEN CHARGES BRITISH TAXPAYERS FOR QUEENS JUBILEE! ROYAL PARASITE FAMILY JUST LOST THE BRITISH ECONOMY $1.8 BILLION+!

1% ELITIST QUEEN OF ENGLAND’S CROWN ESTATE SEES 9,200% INCREASE IN REVENUES! WHY AREN’T THE BRITISH COMMONERS BENEFITING?

EVIDENCE THE QUEEN OF ENGLAND IS A DRUG DEALER, U.K. BANK REGULATOR SAYS SO!

2011: U.K. PREPARES FOR COLLAPSE OF THE EURO, BELIEVES BRITAIN WILL BE FLOODED WITH ECONOMIC REFUGEES

ENGLISH QUEEN RIPS OFF BRITISH TAXPAYERS

SCOTS CALL ROYAL FAMILY “PARASITES”. ROYALS ARE ULTIMATE WELFARE RECIPIENTS

IRISH BANK BOMBED AS ENGLISH QUEEN LEAVES, OBAMA GREETED BY PROTESTERS AS HE ARRIVES

IRISH GET VIOLENT AS ENEMY QUEEN OF ENGLAND TOURS IRELAND

SINN FÉIN, IRA & EIRIGI UNITED AGAINST QUEEN ELIZABETH II

IRISH EXECUTE QUEEN ELIZABETH II BY BEHEADING

IRISH ARRESTED AS MORTAL ENEMY QUEEN OF ENGLAND TAKES BACK ISLAND NATION, “THE FINAL INSULT”

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND BACK UNDER THE CONTROL OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE

QUEEN OF ENGLAND IGNORES NAKBA, PRAISES ISRAEL

“shockingly closed until further notice”: U.S. Food Crisis, October 2017

Incomplete list of announced United States food supply shutdowns for the month of October, 2017: 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.

SKYROCKETING PORK SALES IN CHINA MEANS SKYROCKETING PRICES IN UNITED STATES?

Nothing to cry about: Onion crop yields in Idaho and Oregon are 30% smaller compared to last year, resulting in less of a supply, causing a doubling of prices for consumers (50 pound bag yellow onions now averaging $10, last year it was $5.50).  The smaller harvest is blamed on the weather.

Arizona: In Phoenix, after 60 years Park Central Deli shutting down in time for the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday, due to the lease not being renewed by the new landlord.  After 18 years the Phoenix Alice Cooper’stown restaurant suddenly shutdown.  Cornbread Ventures-Z’Tejas now chapter 11 bankrupt busted and at least four restaurants immediately shutdown.

Arkansas: Walmart shutting down its Neighborhood Market grocery store in Little Rock, 1-hundred jobs gone before Thanksgiving!

California:  Ice cream maker Nestle Dryers-Häagen-Dazs laying off 896 people at its Bakersfield and Tulare factories!  The Los Angeles Museum of Ice Cream issued a shutdown WARN, 114 jobs gone right before Xmas! ‘High-end’ eatery Bouchon Beverly Hills issued a shutdown WARN, 137 jobs gone right after Xmas!  Food supply company KeHE Monterrey Provisions issued a shutdown WARN for its San Diego ops, 91 jobs gone at the beginning of December.  In West Sacramento, after 57 years King’s Restaurant shutdown.   In Santa Rosa, unprecedentedly fast moving wildfire destroyed a Arby’sMcDonald’s, Puerto Vallarta and Applebee’s.  In Sonoma, Williams-Sonoma shutdown its cookware store due to lack of employees, caused by the wildfires (at one point 3-hundred people were reported missing).  Several wineries were destroyed by wildfires, some vineyards survived.  In the wildfire area the Sweet T’s and Cricklewood restaurants, and Willi’s Wine Bar, burned down.  In San Francisco, after 17 years themed Rainforest Cafe shutdown.  In Alameda, after 25 years Gold Coast Bistro and Bar shutdown, the upset owners saying “…we didn’t have a choice”, the property owner kicked them out.   In Saratoga, after 47 years Gene’s Fine Foods shutdown after the aged owner failed to find a buyer for the popular grocery store: “I was very shocked because this store was doing good! We felt like we were going in the right direction.”-Jeremy Jercha, now former assistant store manager

Colorado: In Old Colorado City, 2South Food + Wine Bar suddenly shutdown because “The owners have decided to go a different direction…”.  Denver based restaurant chain Romano’s Macaroni Grill now chapter 11 bankrupt busted, after shutting down 37 of 116 restaurants.  The loser CEO blamed “younger consumers”.

Connecticut:  In New Haven, restaurants Thali Too and Oaxaca Kitchen shutdown, both owners blaming too much competition.  In New Milford, after more than 20 years Bank Street Coffee House shutdown by the landlord (MLST Investments), who refuses to explain why.

Florida: At Universal Orlando, Emeril’s Tchoup Chop shutting down, 66 jobs gone right after Xmas.  In Naples, after eight years Daniela’s shutting down so the owner can spend more time with her family.  Mosaic Fertilizer eliminating 430 jobs right after Xmas!

Illinois:  In Decatur, CherryBerry announced the sudden shutdown of its Nelson Park restaurant on Facebook.  In Chicago, after three years the owners of pasta joint Charlatan announced on Facebook they were shutting it down, the only reason given was that it was “time for new adventures”Johnny’s Grill and Mezclaeria Las Flores shutting down at the beginning of November.  In Frankfort, after ten years Kernel Sweetooth shutdown due to the greedy landlord having new plans for the property.

Indiana:  Chapter 11 Bankrupt busted Marsh shutdown its last grocery store in Anderson, despite executives claiming they filed bankruptcy to keep their remaining 44 stores open.  In Lafayette, Pizza King shutdown its 50 years old Jefferson Square location, a disgruntled employee telling local news media “it’s a lot cheaper just to shut it down.”

Iowa: Switzerland based Nestlé laying off 56 people at its food factory in Waverly, by the end of 2018, as part of Nestlé’s global streamlining plan.  Ferrara Candy Company issued a shutdown WARN for its Creston candy factory, 215 jobs gone right before Xmas!

Kansas: In Shawnee, after four years castle themed restaurant Renee Kelly’s Harvest shutdown.

Kentucky: In Lexington, after nine years upscale The Julep Cup shutdown due to not being able to renew the lease.

Massachusetts: In Lynn, after only one year White Rose Coffeehouse shutdown, the owner blaming it on harassment after her daughter called police “bullies” on social media and refused to take part in an apparently mandatory ‘coffee with a cop’ program.

Michigan: Kroger shutting down its Gratiot Road grocery store in Saginaw, 92 jobs gone before Xmas.  In Interlochen, after 35 years Ric’s Food Center shutdown, the owners blamed it on a radical change in the economy.

Minnesota: In Minneapolis, after 32 years Lucia’s Restaurant shutdown after months of ownership changes led to reports of employee abuse in the name of turning a profit.  In the same city, after 46 years Pepitos Mexican Restaurant shutdown due to crashing sales since 2008 and the owner’s health problems.  In Rockford, after 50 years cake decorating retail supplier Sweet Pans Shoppe shutdown due to the death of the owner.  In Duluth, after more than 20 years How Sweet It Is Cakes shutdown due to a “significant decline in sales”.   Brazil based poultry processor Pilgrim’s Pride shutting down its new factory in Luverne, 2-hundred jobs gone between Thanksgiving and Xmas, due to Pilgrim’s Pride’s takeover of competitor GNP in January!

Mississippi: In Meridian, Vowell’s Marketplace shutting down due to the greedy ‘out of state’ property owner refusing to make necessary upgrades, 40 grocery jobs gone by Thanksgiving.  In Brandon, after 20 years Nichols-Boyd Pumpkin Patch shutdown due to property upkeep that now exceeds the rewards of running a pumpkin patch.

Missouri: In Saint Louis, Supervalue owned Shop ‘n Save grocery store in Gravois Plaza shutting down in November.

New Hampshire: After 107 years Marelli’s Fruit & Real Estate shutdown its store in Newmarket, local news reports say at one time there were five stores, now there’s only one.

New York: Animatronic pizza joint Chuck E. Cheese’s suddenly shutdown its Wallkill location, blaming the greedy landlord.  In NYC, 100 Sardines Management issued a shutdown WARN for its Lupulo restaurant, 55 jobs gone days before Xmas.  KBFK 52 shutting down its Bar Americain, 96 jobs gone in January 2018. Orange Brands Management and 7th & Barrow issued a shutdown WARN, 81 jobs gone after Xmas.  Centerplate at Saks Fifth Avenue New York City shutting down its Fifth Dining, 57 jobs gone after Xmas.  NYC based internet food delivery company Blue Apron suddenly eliminated about 3-hundred marketing, software development, operations and business development jobs!  In Colonie,  after 106 years (surviving The Great Depression and numerous recessions) Ryan’s Farmers Market shutting down and for sale because “The business is just not what it used to be.”  In Horseheads, after five years Birdland Brewing shutdown due to the owner’s health problems.

North Carolina: In Asheville, the owner of Frostbite Ice Cream Bar shutdown one of his popular operations due to his health problems.  In Charlotte, Catch on Seafood’s shutdown, the owner blaming never ending city road projects for causing a 60% crash in sales.   In Davidson, after being for sale for the past two months Healthy Home Market shutdown, 27 jobs gone.  In Raleigh, after less than two years BBQ joint Bare Bones shutdown, not due to lack of sales but because of the cost to operate the restaurant: “The market loved the food and the atmosphere, but the sheer size of the space didn’t allow it to become profitable.”-Gaurav ‘G’ Patel, owner

Ohio: In Columbus, booze filled chocolate maker/seller Le Chocoholique shutting down its seven years old retail ops to focus on wholesale only.  It should be noted that the retail operations replaced a failed Starbucks.  In Lima, after 25 years Just Ducky’s Gourmet Coffees, Foods & Unique Gifts shutdown due to ongoing road construction: “It really did destroy my business. It truly did.…People couldn’t get to me.”-Ducky Allen, owner

Oregon:  In Portland, The Commons Brewery shutting down right before Thanksgiving, apparently it’ll be replaced with a California based brewery sometime in 2018.  After 1-hundred years of Summer sales Beebe Farms shutdown, the owners saying “It was not going to be a profitable venture to keep the farm going at this point.”

Pennsylvania: Ohio Valley Bistro’s shutting down its TGI Friday’s at the Pittsburgh Airport, 23 jobs gone two days after Xmas.  In Whitehall, after 11 years Granny Schmidt’s Bake Shop shutting down at the beginning of November, so the owner can retire.  In Pittsburgh, James Street Gastropub & Speakeasy shutdown because of complaints about the loud jazz music (despite $25-thousand USD in soundproofing).  In Grove City, after six years Save-A-Lot shutting down in time for Thanksgiving.  Taggart’s Orchard shutdown after 32 years so the owners can retire.

Tennessee: Maryville based financially troubled chain restaurant Ruby Tuesday sold-off for $146-million USD.  Over the past two years Ruby Tuesday shutdown more than 1-hundred restaurants.

Texas: In Austin, Austin Java Co shutdown its North Lamar Boulevard location, supposedly this is part of a plan to open four new locations.

Vermont:  In Shelburne, the owners of Bijou Fine Chocolate posted a notice on the door saying the shop is now “shockingly closed until further notice”, apparently due to financial problems between the owners.

Virginia: In Newport News, Bella’s Restaurant shutdown without warning, and without refunding money to customers who had reserved the eatery for upcoming events.

Washington: In North Seattle, Cafe Racer suddenly shutdown, the owner blames a 2012 shooting for causing crashing sales.

Wisconsin: In Manona, after five years restaurant Las Islas Del Mao shutdown due to not being able to renew the lease.  In Green Bay, after more than 50 years Willow Street Bakery shutdown, the owners blame insurance companies saying “The industry has just gotten too hard to be in a small business…..   This last insurance increase was the straw that broke the camel’s back…”.

WARN=Worker Adjustment & Retraining Notification

U.S. Food Crisis, September 2017: “WE’RE SPREAD TOO THIN, HONESTLY.” HURRICANES IRMA & MARIA KILL 80% OF CROPS!

Syria, Russia defeat U.S.-NATO created Islamic State? Israel next?

04 NOV 2017 (02:34 UTC-07 Tango 06) 13 Aban 1396/14 Safar 1439/16 Xin-Hai 4715

“…the units of our armed forces, in cooperation with the allied and supporting forces, have accomplished their tasks of restoring security and stability to Deir Ezzor city!”-Syrian Arab Army, 03 NOV 2017

It’s official, Syria, with help from Russia, is on the verge of defeating the U.S.-EU-NATO created Islamic State (DAIISH=DA for al-DAwla, I for al-Islamiya, I for al-Iraq, SH al-SHam)!  Only the DAIISH occupied city of Raqqa is left and the Syrian Arab Army plans on fully overrunning it.

At the same time, Syrian officials sent letters to the United Nations Secretary General, and the Security Council, complaining that Israel continues to bomb civilian economic areas of the Province of Homs: “The Government of the Syrian Arab Republic calls upon the UNSC to condemn the blatant Israeli aggressions and calls on the international organization to adopt firm and immediate measures to stop those attacks and hold Israel accountable for its support of terrorism which would inflame the situation in the region and the world.”

While DAIISH is on the run, Syrian towns are still being attacked by Israeli backed Nusra Front (Jabhat al-Nusra).  Today, nine people were killed, and dozens wounded, by a Nusra Front car bomb in the town of Hadar.

Video of Syrian Arab Army movement of forces around Deir Ezzor:

Video of Syrian Domestic Trade Minister touring Deir Ezzor, 02 NOV 2017:

Also, Russia used aircraft and submarine launched cruise missiles to bomb DAIISH command posts and depots around the town of al-Bokamal-Abu Kamal, southeast of Deir Ezzor, near the border with Iraq.  Russian military leaders in Syria said it was a major step in creating an environment that will allow the Syrian government to fully liberate eastern Syria.

Today, Russia openly accused the United States and NATO of committing war crimes by deliberately preventing humanitarian aid for refugees near al-Tanfnear the Syrian–Iraqi border: “By having organized there its military base and prohibiting anyone from approaching it closer than 55km, the U.S. bears responsibility for the situation, where dozens of Syrian internally displaced persons, staying at the al-Rukban camp nearby, are deprived of a chance to receive humanitarian assistance.”-Center for Reconciliation of the Warring Parties in Syria

Russia is hosting peace talks in Sochi, called the Syrian National Dialogue Congress: “Moscow hopes that all Syrian parties which care about the future of Syria and its sovereignty and territorial integrity will participate in the Syrian National Dialogue Congress to be held on November 18th in Sochi.”-Mikhail Bogdanov, Russian deputy Foreign Minister

Algeria expressed support for the Syrian government: “Algeria rejected freezing Syria’s membership at the Arab League and it has called for activating bilateral cooperation.”-Saleh Bosha, Algerian ambassador to Syria

Just a day before the victory in Deir Ezzor, Syria and Oman signed an ‘understanding’ with the future goal of expanding, and even fully nationalizing, their oil industries.

RUSSIA POUNDS U.S. BACKED INSURGENTS IN SYRIA!

ISLAMIC STATE FAIL: VIDEO SHOWS ATTEMPT TO LAUNCH DRONE IN SYRIA

YES VIRGINIA, SYRIAN GOVT CELEBRATES XMAS

U.S. PREPS TO INVADE: TORTURE PRISON OPERATOR AWARDED U.S. CONTRACT FOR WORK INSIDE SYRIA!

SYRIA LIBERATES PALMYRA, UNITED STATES IS PISSED!

NATO biggest drug dealer in the World? Amphetamines, it’s what Islamic State does!

WORLD WAR 3: U.S. BOMBS SYRIAN GOVERNMENT TROOPS, NOT ISLAMIC STATE!

WORLD WAR 3: GERMAN LUFTWAFFE TRAINING IN UNITED STATES, PREPS FOR INVADING SYRIA!

FALSE FLAG: U.S. BACKED FREE SYRIAN ARMY HAS PROOF NATO TURKEY BEHIND ISLAMIC STATE!

FALSE FLAG: ‘SYRIAN REBEL’ BOASTING OF KILLING RUSSIAN PILOT IS NATO TURKEY OPERATIVE, SON OF TURKISH MAYOR!

Walmart bakes ISIS cake, but refuses to bake Rebel Yell cake! 

BRITISH EMPIRE, LET SLIP THE DOGS OF WAR: ISLAMIC STATE DAIISH

“They said…we were sinners!”: U.S. Christian Rapture, October 2017

Incomplete list of U.S. Christian shutdowns, layoffs and Rapture oddities for the Gregorian month of October 2017.

The country of Brazil investigating the U.S. based ‘christian’ Word of Faith Fellowship for forcing its Brazilian picture framing employees to pray, and even beat employees who were accused of being possessed by the devil: “They said the business was struggling because we were sinners!”-Liliane Souza, abused in the name of god

Peter J. Leithart explains why he thinks the Protestant Reformation is a failure.

Calvin King says “The true gospel directs church to serve poor, not seek prosperity”

Voice of America: Closed Churches Find Second Life as Breweries

Alabama: After 143 years the iconic Cumberland Presbyterian Church was torn down, to make way for a new church building.  The mega Church of the Highlands announced that the pastor of their Greystone branch was fired for “moral failings”, without giving details.

Arizona: Is there now a civil war between Mormon christians and Catholic christians?  Mormon republican U.S. senator Jeff Flake openly rebelled against Catholic republican U.S. president Donald Trump, and resigned.

California: “Everyone is entitled to their religious view. But when you enter the public space, when you are running an institution, you are in a workplace, you are in a civil setting, and you have to follow the law.”-senator Scott Wiener commenting on the new LGBT Senior Bill Of Rights.     God powerless to stop ‘his’ Adventist Health Simi Valley-Simi Valley Hospital from suddenly laying off 31 people, blaming ObamaCare-ACA for forcing more customers to use outpatient services.  God powerless to stop wildfire from destroying ‘his’ Redwood Adventist Academy.  About 80% of Catholic Cardinal Newman High School burned by wildfire.   In Palmdale, an apparent gang fight took place in the Berean Church parking lot, one man stabbed ten times, two people who supposedly confessed arrested.

My Catholic mother wearing her then required headscarf, in 1966 Bütthard, Deutschland. I'm in the photo too, can you guess which one I am?

My Catholic mother wearing her then required headscarf, in 1966 Bütthard, Deutschland. I’m in the photo too, can you guess which one I am?

new study shows that Muslim students are the most likely to be bullied at school, by so called California christians.  The most common incident are Muslim girls being attacked by ‘christians’ for wearing a scarf.  Hey, you dumb-ass ‘christians’!  There was a time in ‘America’ (as well as around the world) when Christian women covered their hair with a scarf as well, damn-it, cause I remember my Catholic mother used to do that up until the mid-1970s when it fell-out-of fashion with ‘christians’!

Colorado:  The Unitarian Universalist Church of Boulder is now an unAmerican Sanctuary Church.

Florida:  Christian civil war as anti-homosexual Westboro Baptist Church began openly protesting four pro-homosexual churches (Wekiva Presbyterian Church, Annunciation Catholic Church, PSD Church of Christ, Palm Springs Drive Baptist Church)!

Georgia: The accountant of Bethlehem First United Methodist Church was arrested for writing $80-thousand USD worth of church-checks to herself, apparently using the excuse that she is an unmarried mother.

Illinois:  God sent ten members of the Bethel Apostolic Church to a Chicago area hospital by poisoning them with carbon monoxide, however, unbelieving firefighters blamed it on a defective boiler.    The false christians of Logan Street Baptist Church reportedly settled their disputes over money with a former pastor.  The former pastor says he caught the church accountant paying people for work never completed, and then failed to pay him!

Indiana: Saint John the Evangelist Catholic school refused First Communion to a girl because she likes to wear boy’s clothing, in violation of their official dress code!   Hypocritical church leaders, who espouse forgiveness yet don’t want registered sex offenders in their congregation, have been slapped by the state Court of Appeals which ruled that prohibiting a sex offender from going to church violates their U.S. 1st Amendment Right, as well as violates the state’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

Iowa: The 117 years old Maple Grove United Methodist Church forced to move to a new location so the road can be widened.  In Red Oak, firefighters spent two and a half hours trying to extinguish a fire in a vacated church.   The church was forcefully abandoned because it was not handicap compliant.  The church was sold, but the owner recently died and the city condemned the building.  Was this church cursed?

Kentucky:  A year after being accused of sexually abusing a boy, and a year after the former minister pled guilty to five counts of sexual crimes, the leaders of Vanceburg Christian Church made an undisclosed settlement with the victim.   A now former assistant pastor with Saint Luke United Methodist Church, in Lexington, charged with sex crimes.

Louisiana:  After stealing two trucks and using them to smash-up cars in the Caldwell Parish High School, a juvenile delinquent set the Saint Paul Missionary Baptist Church in Richland Parish on fire.  Central Congregational United Church of Christ for sale since Hurricane Katrina, yet the Mid-CIty Planning Commission denied the latest offering because it doesn’t jive with the city’s “master plan”.

Maryland:  God not powerful enough to stop the state from canceling taxpayer funded vouchers for Trinity Lutheran Christian School, because the school refuses to enroll homosexual students.

Massachusetts: Catholic leaders are selling off their 88 years old Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, saying the high costs of modernizing the church are not justified.

Michigan:   God cursed the 67 years old Saunders Memorial AME Church with mold, forcing the congregation to move elsewhere.   In Lansing, the 125 years old, and decades vacant, German Methodist Episcopal Church is now owned by marketing company M3 Group.

Mississippi: The former pastor of the Broadmoor Baptist Church denies he stole $332-thousand USD from the church, but agreed to an undisclosed settlement with the church.

Missouri: The congregation of Stranger’s Home Missionary Baptist Church-New Life Evangelistic Center split over allowing homeless people to camp-out on church property, some say it’s what God would want, while others (who revealed their true god is money) are concerned about lawsuits and property insurance problems.

Montana: Pinesdale members of the Utah based Latter Day Saints fundamentalist Apostolic United Brethren church are rebelling after years of reports of sexual abuse.  Members refusing to support leadership are being denied the Mormon ‘temple recommend’.

Nebraska: After 75 years Grace University shutting down due to Raptured students, I mean lack of Freshman enrollments (they didn’t get even half what they were expecting).

Nevada: In Las Vegas, a member of the Iglesia La Luz del Mundo (Light of the World Church) found murdered in the church parking lot,  his Bible was ten feet away from his body.

New Jersey: Police used social media to capture the suspect who vandalized the Free Union United Methodist Church, the suspect is not a immigrant, yet an arrogant immigrant from India posted on the New Jersey State Police Facebook page “As more Indian families settle new jersey this behavior will decrease.”

New York:  The Lower Eastside Saint Mary’s Roman Catholic Church canceled an art exhibition after it learned it would include a homosexual comedy play.  In Brooklyn-NYC, the vacant Our Lady of Loreto Church torn down by the Catholic Church, which has plans to build money making apartments on the property.  In Syracuse, the Catholic leaders shutdown their Our Lady of Lourdes Church, the associated school was already sold-off and now the church is for sale.

North Carolina:  Hunger has become such a problem in this so called recovered economy that Saint Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church is serving free lunch every Thursday!  A man was convicted of killing a United Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church usher by running him over.  According to court documents the driver lost consciousness after using illegal opiods (heroin).

Ohio: The accountant for Faith Fellowship Church found guilty of stealing church money and using it to take her family to Disney World and sporting events.  She was also the local school PTA president, and those funds are now being investigated.  Homelessness such a problem that Serving Homeless Alternate Lodging Of Middletown is asking for more churches to provide shelters.

Pennsylvania: In Tremont, a man says he is being threatened by the new priest of Most Blessed Trinity Parish.  For more than 30 years the man has had to cross church property to get to his property, it’s the way things worked out with how the properties are developed.  But now the new priest is threatening a lawsuit to stop the man from essentially accessing his own property.   After 171 years ‘god’ finally got ‘his’ shutdown message across to the congregation of Mount Harmony United Methodist Church, by repeatedly ramming tractor-trailers into the building, the latest truck-vs-church accident financially ‘totaled’ the church!  The Harvest Community Church in Armstrong County proved its lack of faith that their god will protect them by holding an Active Shooter training session. Local news media said the church has about 9-hundred people attend church services, but only a little more than 1-hundred took part in the Active Shooter training.

South Carolina: Leaders of Columbia’s First Baptist Church upset over a new lawsuit that accuses the church of sex crimes, apparently a police investigation resulted in no criminal charges being filed.  But this is not the first time the church has been accused of sex crimes, a former deacon is serving a 36 years sentence for such crimes.  Five people now accuse the leader of Overcomer Ministry of sexually abusing children.   Three people charged with trespassing on the 250 years old Salem Black River Presbyterian Church, just days after four U.S. Air Force personnel were arrested for vandalizing the same church!

Tennessee:  God powerless to stop ‘his’ Presbyterian founded King University from eliminating more than a dozen jobs due to The Rapture, I mean what I call Disappearing Students Syndrome.  The Burnette Chapel Church of Christ claims it is being harassed by ‘white-power’ people ever since a ‘black christian’ immigrant Dreamer shot-up ‘white’ U.S. citizen members of the church.  By the way, the ‘black christian’ Dreamer now claims he was told by god, in visions and voices, to do it.  Murfreesboro’s First United Methodist Church being turned into a shopping center, the church is now owned by city taxpayers (costing them $1.55-million USD) and the redevelopment will cost dumb taxpayers even more money.

Texas:  A woman charged with burning a U.S. flag in the Saint Elizabeth’s Catholic Church.  The Satanic Church (just the flip-side of ‘christianity’) has condemned ‘christian’ leaders of Three Rivers Independent School District for reinstating corporal punishment in schools!   Lone Star State Students are suing schools because they don’t want to say the Pledge of Allegiance, saying it’s their constitutional right!   The Pledge was actually approved by Congress in 1942 and originally made no mention of ‘god’.  It’s title, The Pledge of Allegiance, was named in 1945, ‘god’ was added in 1954 (in direct violation of the 1st Amendment).  The original Pledge salute was what many people now call a Nazi salute.   I don’t remember anything in the Constitution about the Pledge of Allegiance, however, the federal Supreme Court has ruled several times that people cannot be forced to say the Pledge“….no official, high or petty, can prescribe what shall be orthodox in politics, nationalism, religion, or other matters of opinion or force citizens to confess by word or act their faith therein.”-Justice Robert H. Jackson

By the way, several anti-Pledge lawsuits were filed by ‘christian’ denominations.

Utah:   wrote concerning forcing your children to accept your religion, saying “Lots of church folk believe the Mold Testament (a term I coined shortly after being baptized) where it says, ‘Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.’…..

…..Ironically, the LDS Church counts on people departing from the way they were trained. That’s why they send out missionaries. Hey, somebody has to depart from something.”

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (just the biggest and most powerful of dozens of ‘LDS’ churches) has reduced its bi-annual general conference to once per year, saying leaders are being overwhelmed by “demands”, this as the church began construction of a new temple in the impoverished country of Haiti.  Also, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (CJCLDS) apparently does not approve of, yet also doesn’t seem to oppose, the Boy Scouts’ plan to accept girls, even though there is already a Girl Scouts. The CJCLDS is the biggest religious supporter of the Boy Scouts of America.

Vermont: The West Dover Congregational Church United-Church of Christ says their ‘rainbow’ flag was vandalized.

Virginia: The Episcopal Christ Church removing plaques honoring Robert E. Lee and George Washington.  Remember what atheist George Orwell (aka Eric Arthur Blair) said “The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.”   A search warrant issued against the former pastor of the now dead Friendship Baptist Church says he was overpaid by at least $145-thousand USD.

Washington:  According to local news reports, residents living near the Laurelwood Baptist Church are fearing for their lives because the church leaders want to help the homeless by letting them camp-out on church property!  God struck the Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church with fire on Sunday, the church is now a “total loss”, nobody was hurt, the cause is being investigated.

U.S. Christian Rapture, September 2017: “MAKING SOMEONE FEEL UNCOMFORTABLE IS NOT COERCION.”

“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.”

“business as usual.”: ObamaCare ACA death spiral, October 2017

Incomplete list of healthcare related layoffs and shutdowns, announced in October 2017:

The $4.38-billion USD Walgreens-RiteAid merger will result in at least 6-hundred stores being shutdown.

Arizona: Texas based Tenet Healthcare-Abrazo Community Health Network shutting down its hospital in Maryvale due to crashing demand caused by ObamaCare’s focus on out-patient care, 3-hundred jobs gone in time for Xmas!  Local news reports say the Maryvale hospital sees an average of 43-thousand ER patients per year.

California: Confluent Medical Technologies issued a shutdown WARN for its Sunnyvale location, 69 jobs gone right after Xmas.  CVS Pharmacies eliminating 51 jobs in La Habra and Tracy right before Xmas.  Genesis Healthcare-Brier Oak on Sunset eliminating 128 jobs before Xmas!   Tulare Regional Medical Center chapter 9 bankrupt busted and suddenly shutdown after the contracted management company, that runs the hospital, announced it could not pay the creditors or the employees, 524 jobs suddenly gone  In San Diego, “hepatitis A outbreak is on the verge of reaching statewide epidemic status”.   In California nursing homes you can now be imprisoned for using the ‘wrong’ name under the LGBT Senior Bill Of Rights.   God powerless to stop ‘his’ Adventist Health Simi Valley-Simi Valley Hospital from suddenly laying off 31 people, blaming ObamaCare-ACA for forcing more customers to use outpatient services.  Long Beach based Molina Healthcare announced it’ll eliminate 1-thousand-5-hundred of the company’s U.S. jobs, including 53 in Wisconsin.

Colorado: Switzerland based drugs pusher Novartis shutting down its generic drugs factory in Broomfield, 450 jobs gone over the next two years!

Connecticut: In Bloomfield, MetLife issued a layoff WARN, 61 jobs gone right after Xmas.

Florida:  Office of Insurance Regulation reporting that Molina Healthcare jacking ObamaCare-ACA rates by 71% for 2018!   Miami Jewish Health Systems-Crothall Healthcare eliminating 82 contracted jobs right after the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday.  In Pinellas Park, Transitions Optical issued a layoff WARN, 18 jobs gone by New Years.  Concerning the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills, the number of people who’ve died as a result of negligent care during Hurricane Irma is now 19, and as a result of the nursing home’s forced shutdown 245 people (who apparently didn’t care about the patients, see previous month’s report) are now jobless!  American Medical Supplies eliminating 40 jobs right after Xmas. Arriva Medical eliminating 142 jobs right after Xmas!   Miami Medical Center eliminating 180 jobs three days before Xmas!   Crothall Healthcare eliminating 82 jobs by the end of November (on top of the 183 layoffs announced last month).

Georgia: Stewart Community Home shutdown due to lack of money, 22 jobs gone, 52 live-in patients affected.

Idaho: Medicare Health Plans ranked Gem State doctors as the most overworked in the United States!   The state Department of Insurance claims worker comp insurance rates for employers will drop by 5.8% in 2018.   Idahoans on Medicare part D will pay the highest national average premium for their doctor issued drugs; $65.52.  Safe Haven Health Care issued a WARN, 117 jobs in Pocatello and Chubbuck gone by November!  

Illinois: Wholesaler Pharmore Drugs issued a shutdown WARN for its Skokie ops, 232 jobs gone by Thanksgiving due to the business being sold-off!  Molina Healthcare issued a layoff WARN, 31 people in Oak Brook jobless right before Xmas.  Schizophrenic Outcome Health suddenly reversed its plan to hire 2-thousand people and will instead begin eliminating an undisclosed number of jobs!   Quality Therapy & Consultation suddenly laid off 139 jobs gone due to loss of contract!  Edward-Elmhurst Health eliminating 234 jobs as part of its plan to cut $50-million USD in operating costs, after ObamaCare caused the hospital system to lose 90% of its income for fiscal year 2017:While our volumes remain strong, we are paid less for every patient we see. Our expenses are growing faster than reimbursement from Medicare, Medicaid and commercial insurance companies…-Mary L. Mastro, CEO

Indiana: New Jersey based Ascensia Diabetes Care shutting down its factory in Mishawaka, 113 jobs gone by the end of September 2018, administrators blamed it on “changing conditions” in healthcare!

Iowa: Mercy Hospital laid off 60 people right before Halloween.  AmeriHealth Caritas issued a mass layoff WARN, 4-hundred jobs in Des Moines gone right after Xmas!

Kansas: God powerless to stop the schizophrenic new co-owners of ‘his’ Saint Francis Health Center eliminating 60 jobs while at the same time claim they’re creating 86 new jobs.

Massachusetts: Lahey Health eliminating 75 jobs after losing $37-million USD in the previous six months.  Digital healthcare company Athenahealth suddenly eliminated nearly 5-hundred jobs, apparently part of its plan too shutdown locations in California and New Jersey!  Investors loved what Athenahealth did and sent stock prices soaring!

Michigan: Home Rehabilitation Services lost its contract in Commerce Township, 113 jobs gone right after Xmas!  It’s blamed on the merger of Beaumont Home Care and Oakwood Healthcare.

Minnesota: Hazelden addiction treatment provider laid off 57 people due to ObamaCare-ACA reduced insurance payments.

Mississippi: Despite already making radical changes that adversely affected more than 6-hundred employees, University of Mississippi Medical Center continues on by announcing that 120 in-house jobs will be outsourced (contracted-out). It’s being blamed on $37.2-million USD in state taxpayer funding.

Missouri: Boone Hospital Center shutting down its pediatric center, 50 jobs soon to be lost.

New Jersey: The Vitamin Shoppe shutting down its distribution center in North Bergen, 139 jobs gone by December due to non-renewal of the lease and consolidation ops!  Drugs pusher The Medicines Company eliminating 85% of its jobs over the next 45 days, as well as selling off its infectious disease operations by the end of the year, due to millions of dollars of year-over-year losses!  In New Brunswick, drugs maker Bristol-Myers Squibb eliminating 61 jobs right after Xmas.  Drugs maker Eli Lilly eliminating 78 jobs in Bridgewater by January 2018.  CVS Pharmacy eliminating 12 jobs in East Northport, a week before Xmas.  In Camden, Hospital Central Services Cooperative eliminating 81 jobs by the end of November.

New York:  Olean General Hospital suddenly laid off six people, reduced other positions to part time and closed 11 vacant positions, blaming it on “changes in patient activity.”  Genesee Valley Group Health Association-Lifetime Health Medical Group shutting down multiple clinics connected to Amherst Health Center and Greece Health Center, apparently due to lack of qualified doctors, more than 4-hundred jobs lost and tens of thousands of patients affected!  Northwell Health eliminating 107 jobs in January 2018!  Massena Memorial Hospital shutting down its Norfolk Family Health Center due to being $2-million USD in the hole.  Drugs maker Pfizer issued a shutdown WARN for its Rouses Point factory, 105 jobs affected by the end of January 2018! Public Service Insurance Company shutting down its NYC ops, 46 jobs gone starting in January 2018.  North Shore-Health Plan shutting down its East Hills ops, 107 jobs gone in January 2018, due to loss of taxpayer funded contract!  Staying in East Hills, CareConnect Insurance halting operations right before Xmas. CVS Pharmacy eliminating 27 jobs in East Northport, in January 2018.  In Bronx-NYC, Heritage Health and Housing began layoffs due to losing state taxpayer funding.

North Carolina: Sentara Albemarle Medical Center shutting down, 30 jobs gone before Xmas, administrators blame never ending building repairs and upgrades.

Ohio:  HealthSpan Partners issued a shutdown WARN for its North Point location in Cleveland, eliminating 12 jobs right after Xmas.  Spinal implant company X-spine Systems issued a shutdown WARN for its Miamisburg location, eliminating 54 jobs by February 2018.

Oklahoma: The state Department of Health eliminating 250 jobs in early 2018, due to an audit that revealed the department has much less money that it officially reported!  This also implies even more layoffs will occur once the state approves the new greatly reduced taxpayer funded budget for next year.

Oregon: Saint Charles Health System eliminating 102 jobs due to an expected operating deficit of $35-million USD in 2018, blaming declining revenue, inflation of operating costs and reimbursement impacts due to decisions made by the state legislature!

Pennsylvania:  Independence Blue Cross asking 9-hundred employees to voluntarily quit (buyouts) by Xmas! Jefferson Health eliminating at least 2-hundred jobs as a result of merging with Abington Health, Aria Health and Kennedy Health!  West Chester based insulin-pump company Animas halting operations in U.S. and Canada, hundreds of jobs lost, at least 90-thousand patients affected.  Drugs maker-pusher Merck eliminating a net of 840 sales positions, as part of its plan to shift to chronic care sales (which involves eliminating 1-thousand-8-hundred jobs across the United States, by January 2018)!  CVS Pharmacy issued a layoff WARN for 51 employees, to take place right before Xmas. Gateway Rehabilitation-Community Transition Center issued shutdown WARNs for three locations, 72 jobs gone by December.

Texas: Northwest Texas Hospital eliminating 23 jobs via consolidation.  Dallas based Tenet Healthcare eliminating at least 1-thousand-3-hundred jobs in an effort “…to improve financial results and returns for our shareholders.”

Vermont: Brookside Health and Rehabilitation Center shutdown due to Medicare and Medicaid payments being halted, allegedly over unsanitary conditions in the nursing home.

Virginia: Cardiac Connection Home Health Care Nursing Services now chapter 11 bankrupt busted blaming Medicaid and Medicare billings, the corporation’s attorney calling it “business as usual.”

Washington: PeaceHealth continues killing healthcare jobs, this time 1-hundred Health-InfoTech jobs are being outsourced to contractors in Missouri and Georgia!  Providence Medical Center issued a layoff WARN, 62 jobs in Everett gone by Xmas.

West Virginia: Thomas Healthcare laid off 10 InfoTech employees due to consolidation operations.

ObamaCare (ACA) death spiral September 2017: “THIS FACILITY FAILED ITS RESIDENTS MULTIPLE TIMES THROUGHOUT THIS HORRIFYING ORDEAL!”

VACCINE FAIL: SWINE FLU SHOT GIVES 70 MORE PEOPLE NARCOLEPSY!

VACCINE FAIL: 156% INCREASE IN ‘HORROR FLU’ CASES! EXPERTS FALSELY BLAME SUPER SPREADER CHILDREN!