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America Spread Thin: North America, April 2018

These are just a few of the military operations happening across the North American region for the Gregorian month of April, 2018.

Canada: USS Pearl Harbor arrived in Victoria, British Columbia 12APR2018.  Commander Ben Miller stated “This visit helps to demonstrate the continuing commitment the U.S. has to our long-standing and important relationship with Canada……   the port visit gives the crew of Pearl Harbor a chance for some rest and relaxation…”  That taxpayer funded R&R includes visits to the Craigdarroch Castle, British Columbia Parliament buildings, Butchart Gardens, Fisherman’s Warf Park and the Fisgard Lighthouse.

El Salvador: Video previewing operation Beyond the Horizon scheduled for May, in which lots of U.S. tax dollars will be spent on El Salvador. The video shows U.S. taxpayer funded activities from previous Beyond the Horizon operations:

Guatemala: U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet conducting operation Continuing Promise 2018, spending your tax dollars not just on military training engagements, but on medical, dental, and veterinary help for silly-vilians.

Taxpayer funded USAF delivered a fire truck and ambulance to Tecpan, Guatemala, 20APR2018, as part of the evil USAID (United States Agency for International Development) Denton Program.  Supposedly the vehicles were paid for by religious organization Mission of Love Foundation.  As of March 2018, ‘christian’ Mission of Love Foundation, via USAID’s taxpayer funded Denton Program, has conducted 60 ‘missions’ to Guatemala: “We work on five continents with an all-volunteer force….. With a group of volunteers, the Denton Program and the Air Force together are making this possible for those in need. I couldn’t do it alone. I am just a facilitator.”-Kathleen Price, Mission of Love Foundation

Haiti: On 07APR2018, the U.S. Coast Guard captured and repatriated about 50 migrants from Haiti.

Mexico: Leaders of the Secretaría de la Defensa Nacional met with U.S. Army North (Fifth Army) as well as Arizona, New Mexico and Texas National Guards, along with U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, in Tucson, Arizona: “We not only have the huge responsibility as customs and border protection, we need this to be a team effort with U.S. Army North, Deptartment of Defense, Mexico and other agencies. By coming together we are able to exponentially provide security and safety for citizens in Mexico and the U.S.”-Juventino F. Pacheco, Assistant Chief Patrol Agent, Foreign Operations Branch, Tucson Sector Border Patrol  (THE WALL IS GOING UP, U.S. TAXPAYERS ARE FUNDING IT!)

United States:

So much for ObamaCare, operation Arctic Care involves U.S. regular forces, Alaska National Guard and British empire Canadian military forces providing taxpayer funded medical help to ‘underserved regions’ of Alaska.

Video of USAF C-17 leaving Alaska after delivering taxpayer funded medical supplies:

 Arizona Air National Guard Airmen listen to border deployment briefing, 09APR2018.

Your tax dollars at work as Sesame Street videographers visit Channel Islands Air National Guard station in California, 06APR2018.

Alabama Army National Guard fire mortar rounds at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, 07APR2018.

Florida National Guard DISCOVERS MAJOR CAUSE of slow deployment of disaster relief supplies, NEW PREPS FOR HURRICANES!

U.S. Coast Guard delivers the Flame of Hope for Hawaiian Special Olympics, 18APR2018.

U.S. Army off-loads food for climate change victims in Kauai, 17APR2018.

The U.S. Coast Guard assisted local emergency responders in Hanalei Bay area of Kauai, Hawaii, after a thunderstorm caused landslides and flooding.  Video of flooding:

This is not a CBRN drill, on 11APR2018 several nuke waste drums exploded at the U.S. Navy’s Idaho National Laboratory. Initially it was reported as one drum, but a week later it was revealed that at least three more drums exploded.  The nuke waste is said to have come to Idaho from Rocky Flats Plant in  Colorado, in the 1960s.  Contractor Fluor Idaho stated that the decades old waste had just been re-packed into 55-gallon drums the morning of the explosions. The latest nuke waste explosions are significant because the explosions at New Mexico’s WIPP (in 2014) might have involved nuke waste packaged at the Idaho National Laboratory.




Video of Vibrant Response zombie apocalypse preps in Indiana, note the pathetic Fix it Jesus sign at the end:

Maryland Army National Guard takes part in Vibrant Response, CBRN exercise in Indiana, 12APR2018.

Video of Guardian Response 2018, Indiana:


U.S. Coast Guard responds to toxic dielectric oil leak in Mystic River, Massachusetts, 14APR2018.

Members of Michigan National Guard and U.S. Virgin Islands National Guard train at Camp McCain, Mississippi, 06APR2018.

Toys used at Camp McCain, Mississippi, for yearly hurricane disaster training.

Water sampling at Battle Creek Air National Guard Base, Michigan, due to possible contamination from Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA), Perfluorooctane Sulfanate (PFOS), and two compounds found in aqueous film forming foam (AFFF): “We want to test as a precaution, in order to determine if there is need for any further environmental investigation.”-Melanie Brown, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality

U.S. Coast Guard underwater drone (ROV) examined damage caused to American Transmission Company hi-voltage cables in the Straits of Mackinac, Michigan.  Local news media reported two cables were cut when the anchor of a boat got caught in them.  Electric underwater cables use toxic oil for insulation, the damage caused about 6-hundred gallons of dielectric oil to leak into The Great Lakes.

New Mexico Army National Guard coordinate with U.S. Border Patrol at El Paso Sector Intelligence Operations Center, 07APR2018.

Official New Mexico Air National Guard Red Horse & SOW FTX video:


580 personnel from New York and New Jersey National Guard units took part in FEMA Region-2 CBRN (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear) training in New York and Connecticut, during the second weekend of April.

Active shooter training at the New York State Preparedness Center, in Oriskany, 18APR2018.

Ravenna Army Ammunition Plant (RVAAP) Environmental Restoration team recognized for helping to turn a former ammo factory into the new Camp Ravenna Joint Military Training Center in Ohio.

Video, USAF A-10C Thunderbolt-2 pulls 540 over Ohio River during Thunder over Louisville, Kentucky, 21APR2018:

Video report, Oklahoma National Guard responds to record level wildfires:

Army National Guard is being used as a guinea pig for the new Human Resources, Pay and Talent Management software system, to be phased in over the next 360 days.  The Pennsylvania Army National Guard will be the first to try it out: “We’re going to be the first organization in the DoD [Department of Defense],  maybe the Federal government, that will have HR on their mobile device. This is going to be the largest HR system in the world … the largest roll-out of Oracle systems for all Soldiers.”-Colonel Darby McNulty, Project Manager for the Integrated Personnel and Pay System

On 21APR2018, the Pennsylvania Army National Guard conducted Safety Stand-down 2018, apparently over growing concerns about the safety and survival of personnel: “What we do is inherently risky and we send our condolences to those personally affected by the recent tragic incidents in our military aviation community.”-Chief Warrant Officer 5 Joe Sandbakken

Georgia Air National Guard’s 202 Engineering Installation Squadron deployed to Puerto Rico‘s Muñiz Air National Guard Base to restore, protect and sustain vital communications equipment.  It’s part of several planned deployments: “I was here working on a project before last year’s hurricanes hit and enjoyed it, so I wanted to come back and help the community get back in order.”-Staff Sergeant Wilson Gardner

Official Army Reserve video report on the never ending hurricane recovery in Puerto Rico (see also MILITARIZATION OF PUERTO RICO & VIRGIN ISLANDS), and Viper Command transition:

Militarizing police as South Carolina Army National Guard and Army Reserve Officers Training Corps conducted terrorist training with South Carolina police at the Moncks Corner Armory in Moncks Corner, South Carolina, 11APR2018: “Ten years ago, we never would have thought to do a mission like this.”-Chief Warrant Officer 3 Will Sirmon, South Carolina Army National Guard’s Aviation Brigade

U.S. Coast Guard captured illegally caught fish, and several Mexican fishermen, off the coast of Texas, 11APR2018.  They were illegally fishing in the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone.

Texas National Guard scans the shores of the Rio Grande River in Starr County, Texas, 10APR2018.

National Guard personnel muster to patrol the border at Del Rio Sector, Texas, as part of Operation Guardian Support, 20APR2018.

U.S. Coast Guard responds to oil pipeline fire near Port O’Connor, Texas, 17APR2018:






“The thieves are….more bold.”: U.S. retail/banking/service sector collapse, March 2018

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

Bermuda based Signet Jewelers shutting down 2-hundred Kay Jewelers, Zales and Jared The Galleria of Jewelry stores in malls across the U.S.

Alaska: Blockbuster shutting down its North Pole video store in April.  Thrift store Juneau Treasures shutdown due to skyrocketing crime, the owner blames local police for failing to do anything (even with his security camera video of the crimes) and the state’s new lax criminal laws: “The thieves are becoming more and more bold. They’re coming in groups of three and four and they’re intimidating my staff!”-Mark Dundore

 California: In Los Angeles, after 25 years Meltdown Comics shutdown.  In Santa Rosa, after 126 years (surviving The Great Depression and numerous recessions) furniture store Pedersen’s shutting down in 2019, the owners saying “We are choosing to go out on our terms and our timing, rather than wait for a death, health event or financial stress to force a closing.” Santa Barbara based The Walking Company Holdings chapter 11 bankrupt busted for the second time in ten years, due to not being able to pay its shoe suppliers.  After 140 years (surviving The Great Depression and numerous recessions) men’s clothier Bachrach now bankrupt and dead.  Jonathan Louis Furniture issued a shutdown WARN for its Gardena location, 1-hundred jobs gone by mid-May!  Bankrupt Toys R Us issued shutdown WARNs for four locations, more than 4-hundred jobs gone by  mid-May! What automotive industry recovery?  Melody Toyota issued a shutdown WARN for its San Bruno location, 52 jobs gone by June.

Connecticut: In Enfield, after about four decades Crown Furniture shutdown, blaming competition from both online and brick-n-mortar.  In Brookfield, after eight years LJ Edwards Furniture and Design Studio shutdown.

Florida: Xtra Airways eliminating 167 jobs in May, as it is put up for sale! Gibraltar Bank & Trust eliminating 124 jobs due to being taken over by Louisiana based IberiaBank!

Hawaii: After five years Lanikai General Store shutdown.

Idaho: In Boise, Tai Pan Trading shutdown.  After two years in Idaho Falls, home decor store Tai Pan Trading shutting down when the inventory is gone, inventory from shutdown stores in Boise and Utah is being transferred to Idaho Falls for clearance.  Also in Idaho Falls, after 18 years supporter of the proven to be a failure DARE program (in some cases actually increased drug use nationwideDr. Slaughter’s shutting down in April.

Illinois: In Clarendon Hills, after 40 years Ebenezer’s Gift House (formerly The Christmas Closet) shutting down.  Hoffman Estates based junk jewelry chain Claire’s now chapter 11 bankrupt busted. Lillstreet Art Center bankrupt busted due to a lawsuit by a website designer. What housing market recovery? Chicago based mortgage company Guaranteed Rate suddenly laid off 180 people across the U.S., due to crashing mortgage approvals!  Alpine Shop shutting down its O’Fallon location in April.  Bankrupt Toys R Us issued shutdown WARNs for its distribution and regional offices, 180 jobs gone by mid-May!

Indiana: Mitt Romney co-founded wunderkind Staples shutting down its store in Fort Wayne.  In Anderson, after 53 years Mounds Mall is now dead.

Iowa: In Iowa City, after 34 years University Camera shutting down, the frustrated co-owner said “Black Friday was a non-event for us. In October, I looked at the books and we did one-third of the business we need to stay afloat. That’s when I turned to my wife and said, ‘It’s time.’…  …. walk away from it and we’re done!”  Children’s Place shutting down their Mall of the Bluffs store by mid-April.

Louisiana: Kids party/activity store Slinkee’s shutdown after more than ten years.

Maine: Freeport based LL Bean said 2017 holiday sales sucked so much they canceled bonuses and eliminated a net 4-hundred jobs! Too Big to Jail Bank of America suddenly laid off 30 people in Belfast, even though it is advertising to hire.

Maryland:  Princeton Sports shutting down its 36 years old Columbia location.

Massachusetts: In Marblehead, after 25 years Chet’s Video and Candy Shoppe shutdown. In New Bedford, after 62 years Fairhaven True Value Hardware shutdown.  In Framingham, after 49 years Walter Dyer Is Leather shutting down when the inventory is gone, the owners blame many things including crashing sales.

Michigan: Envoy Air halting ops at Detroit Metro Airport, 114 jobs gone by mid-May!

Minnesota: In Minneapolis, boutique Local Motion shutting down in April.  After 54 years Fabric and Textile Warehouse shutting down when the inventory is gone.  Bankrupt Toys R Us issued shutdown WARNs for five locations, at least 2-hundred jobs gone by the end of June!

Missouri: Saint Louis based online ‘investment’ Scottrade killing as many as 1-thousand jobs due to selling out to competitor TD Ameritrade for $4-billion USD!

Nebraska: Two former Super 8 Motel managers, who are also immigrants, sentenced to a year in federal prison and deportation after being convicted of enslaving and abusing their own relatives. 

Nevada: In Reno, toy store Happy Happy Joy Joy shutdown due to a death in the family.

New Jersey: In Hackensack, after 68 years Kazimir’s Pets shutting down in April.  Wayne based chapter 11 bankrupt busted Toys R Us shutting down all stores in United Kingdom, 735 stores in the United States being liquidated, Canadian stores up for sale.  Massive Toys R Us layoff WARNs issued; at least 1-thousand-6-hundred New Jersey jobs gone by mid-May!

New York:  Value City Furniture shutting down its store in Clay, 25 jobs gone by mid-April.  NYC based Foot Locker shutting down 110 stores in 2018, after shutting down 147 in 2017.  Bankrupt Toys R Us issued shutdown WARNs for eight locations, about 4-hundred jobs gone! 

Ohio: Lakewood record store Wax Bodega shutdown, apparently because of a greedy landlord because the owners said they are looking for a new location. Cincinnati based retailer Macy’s killed more jobs, this time an undisclosed number of human resource employees, apparently in addition to the 5-thousand job cuts announced earlier this year.  After more than 50 years Keith Saddle Shop shutting down when the inventory is gone.   New Albany based clothier Abercrombie & Fitch shutting down 60 stores across the U.S., due to continued crashing sales.  Since 2010 Abercrombie & Fitch shutdown 4-hundred stores.  In Canton, after 62 years Capestrain Jewelers shutting down, the building is for sale.

Oregon: In Portland, after 13 years Knit Purl shutting down when the inventory is gone.

South Carolina: Too Big to Jail California based Wells Fargo shutting down its money center in Greenville, 6-hundred jobs gone over the next 12 months!  In Florence, after 48 years Norman’s Gun Exchange shutdown because the owners wanted to retire.

Tennessee: In Nashville, Third Man Records suddenly laid off seven people.  Bankrupt iconic Gibson Guitar began eliminating dozens of jobs.  In Greeneville, after 29 years Paintin’ Place-Benjamin Moore Paint store shutdown after the owners got an offer for the property they couldn’t refuse.  After more than 80 years the Springfield Cinema shutdown.

Texas: Michaels owned, Irving based, Aaron Brothers shutting down all 94 stores, nearly 6-thousand jobs gone by the end of July!  The brand Aaron Brothers will now be used in Michaels stores in the custom framing section.   In Austin, after 38 years The Light Bulb Shop shutdown because the owners didn’t want to strangle “it to death slowly”.  Rent-a-Center eliminating 250 jobs at its Plano HQ!  Plano based retailer JCPenney suddenly eliminated 360 jobs across the country! In Burkburnett, after 27 years Hayes General Store, Hayes Hardware, and Hayes TV Repair  suddenly shutdown due to no more money (apparently employees were given final paychecks).

Utah: In Orem, home decor store Tai Pan Trading shutdown, reports say the Orem location, and the two Idaho locations, are the last of the Tai Pan Trading stores.  Loopnet.com lists several former Tai Pan Trading locations as now for sale. 

Virginia:  In Roanoke insurance company Allstate suddenly laid off employees and refused to say how many.

West Virginia: SunTrust Bank shutting down its remaining five branch offices in the state.

Wisconsin: JCPenney killing 520 warehouse jobs in Wauwatosa, starting in June!  In Manitowoc, after 67 years Lloyd’s Photo & Digital shutdown.  Bankrupt Toys R Us issued shutdown WARNs for eight locations, 326 jobs gone by mid-May!

WARN=Worker Adjustment & Retraining Notification







U.S. government shenanigans, March 2018:“THEY GOT IT WRONG.”


ObamaCare ACA death spiral, March 2018: “HEALTHCARE IS A TAPEWORM”


U.S. Air Force owns your GPS! U.S. Army warns ‘We know where you are’!

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How many silly-vilians know that the current Global Positioning System is a military operation controlled by the U.S. Air Force?  Here’s the official USAF video explainer:

Official U.S. Army video (weak-ly done) warning about the dangers of using your silly-vilian so-called smart-phone GPS or Snap-chat:

It’s all part of the ever expanding military controlled Global Information Grid.

SATCOM upgrades to Wideband Enterprise Terminal, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, to further expand the Global Information Grid.


Great Reneger: Idaho & North Carolina militias deploy to Afghanistan, again!

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

Idaho gov’na Butch Otter says goodbye to personnel of the 1/168 General Support Aviation Battalion, 19APR2018

Just over 30 personnel of Idaho Army National Guard’s 1st of the 168th General Support Aviation Battalion (GSAB) deploying to Afghanistan.  They’ll be joining about a dozen other Idaho militia members that have already deployed.  It’s the eighth deployment for the 1/168 GSAB. (STOP YOUR BITCHIN': IDAHO WOMAN COMMANDS 1ST FEMALE COMBAT TEAM!)


Almost 3-hundred personnel from North Carolina National Guard’s 1-130th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion and Detachment 1-B Company-638th Aviation Support Battalion deploying to train the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces.  This crusade has been going on for so long that for some it’s now a family affair: “I’m going with my son, so it will be a unique experience, probably my last big hoo-rah probably. What better way to graduate from the Guard than a deployment with your son.”-Command Sergeant Major J.P. Cole

To prove this a religious war the deployment ceremony was held in the Hope Community Church.


Making Zombies: USAF secret sleep deprivation experiment revealed!

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Despite decades of studies that say the human brain must get sufficient sleep (including U.S. Army experiments in which soldiers were given meth) or it will become paranoid, suicidal and homicidal, the U.S. Air Force is conducting experiments to force humans to stay awake for extended periods of time.

The 711th Human Performance Wing at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is trying to find out if computer/electronic stimulation works better than drugs. An official video report was issued on 17APR2018:

In 2017 the U.S. Navy confirmed you must sleep, in response to increasing cases of personnel getting less and less sleep: “Sleep has been identified and prioritized as a leading Health and Wellness Department and disease prevention goal. Sleep is an important element of health and well-being just like nutrition and physical fitness. Adequate sleep is necessary to fight off infection, support the metabolism of sugar to prevent diabetes, perform well in school, and work effectively and safely. There were 37% of military members and 29% of civilian staff who reported they do not get enough restful sleep to function well on the job and in their personal life. Our department is focusing on the needs and benefits of adequate sleep with awareness, education and intervention techniques…”-Trish Skinner, Naval Hospital Bremerton Health and Wellness Department

“When we sleep our body goes through a very intricate process where it recovers and rebuilds. Short and long-term memories are allocated and stored. It (also) gives our physical body time to rest and rebuilt broken down muscle and tissue….   Chronic poor sleep can also result in cardiovascular disease, depression and obesity. When it comes to physical recovery, workouts can be totally wasted by not giving our body time to rest and recover.”-Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Christopher Stevens, NHB Mental Health

Also in 2017, U.S. Army’s Fort Belvoir Community Hospital opened a Sleep Medicine Clinic to deal with increased problems due to active duty service members not being able to sleep.  It’s working in conjunction with Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

“If that [service member] is not at his or her best, it could compromise that person’s safety, their teammates’ safety, it could compromise the mission … Sleep is a critical cog in maintaining optimal health.”-Melissa Mitravich, Belvoir Hospital Sleep Medicine Clinic

Why is the U.S. Air Force spending taxpayer money trying to deprive its own personnel from sleep?

Why Sleep Deprivation Is Torture | Psychology Today





X-Files: Sleepless 

Idaho Militia Top Guns

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The Idaho Air and Army National Guard recognized for top performance, again.

Idaho Army National Guard’s 1-204th Regional Training Institute (Armor) battalion received a score of 100% on its accreditation inspection: “The overall success of the battalion, including the accreditation results, is a direct reflection of the professionalism and dedication of the non-commissioned officers within this organization.”-Lieutenant Colonel Russel Des Jardins

The unit trains personnel from National Guard, Reserve and Regular Army units from across the U.S.  The 1-204th training battalion is experiencing a 20% increase in graduations, compared to last year.

The 124th Fighter Wing at Gowen Field, in Boise, selected to receive the 2016 Meritorious Unit Award, for their deployment to Turkey (TURKEY LOCKS-DOWN U.S. LED NATO BASE! HALTS IDAHO AIRSTRIKES AGAINST ISLAMIC STATE!): “There can be no greater recognition for a combat organization than that given for exceptional performance in direct combat with the enemy for both engaged and supporting warriors.”-Colonel Tim Donnellan

“While deployed the Airmen of the 124th Fighter Wing flawlessly executed more than 1,700 combat sorties providing two of the largest strikes on the enemy’s oil production and transportation resulting in a 50 percent revenue loss. They also led the Qayyarah-West airstrip repair, an estimated 180-day project, which our members were able to complete in only three weeks. Their recovery of this airstrip was key to support the Mosul Offensive. While 50 percent of the wing was deployed, members serving at home provided continuity through flawless execution of financial resources, domestic operations, and trained coalition soldiers through six major joint exercises.”-2016 Meritorious Unit Award



“This is a sad day…”: U.S. industrial/mining/logistics layoffs, March 2018

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

Alabama: C&S WHOLESALE issued a shutdown WARN for its ops in Montgomery, 45 jobs gone by June.  What automotive industry recovery? FEDERAL MOGUL issued a layoff WARN for its factory in Jacksonville, 65 jobs gone mid-April.

 California: Aircraft interior company C and D Zodiac issued a shutdown WARN for its Garden Grove ops, 46 jobs gone by mid-July.  Gayle Manufacturing issued a shutdown WARN for its operations in Yolo County, 76 jobs gone by the end of May. General Electric (GE) eliminating 170 jobs in San Ramon, by mid-May!  H and M International Transportation suddenly shutdown its ops in City of Commerce, 113 jobs suddenly gone!  Sandberg Furniture Manufacturing issued a shutdown WARN for its factory in Vernon, 105 jobs gone by mid-May! Foothill Distributing issued a shutdown WARN for its ops in Redding, 95 jobs gone by early May.  What automotive industry recovery? Gasket maker Zone Enterprises issued a shutdown WARN for its Anaheim factory, 216 jobs gone by the end of May!  PPG finally notified the state that it shutdown its factory in Irvine, 34 jobs gone back in January.

Colorado: After 40 years map maker MacVan Maps shutting down: “People are using their electronic devices more and so we just can’t sell enough maps.”-Bob Stanley, general manager

Florida: In Miami, Shuttle Services M.I.A. eliminating 95 jobs by May.  Jacksonville based railroad company CSX eliminating 6-thousand-2-hundred jobs over the next three years, after already killing 4-thousand-6-hundred jobs in 2017!  

Illinois: Nature’s Second Chance Hauling now chapter 11 bankrupt busted. What automotive industry recovery? Peoria based Caterpillar warning that it will shutdown factories in Illinois, Texas and the country of Panama, for a total of 9-hundred jobs lost!  It’s blamed on crashing sales which began back in 2012.  Truck maker Navistar (formerly International Harvester) issued a layoff WARN for its Melrose Park ops, 204 jobs gone by mid-May, no reason given!

Indiana: After 80 years and hundreds of layoffs, American Commercial Barge Lines suddenly announced it will shutdown its Jeffboat brand boat factory.  Book distributor ReaderLink shutting down its Indianapolis operation, 147 jobs gone by the end of August!

Kentucky: American Greetings shutting down its Bardstown factory due to the loss of a major contract, at least 450 jobs gone by February 2019!

Maryland:  Bankrupt Connecticut based paper products maker Cenveo shutting down its Port City Press factory, 113 jobs gone by May!

Michigan: What automotive industry recovery? Ford eliminating 2-thousand jobs in Wayne, supposedly to re-tool operations to make more gas guzzling pick-ups and SUVs, due to low sales of more fuel efficient cars!

Minnesota: Elkay Manufacturing eliminating 1-hundred jobs in New Ulm, starting mid-May!

New Jersey: Uniform maker Cintas eliminating 1-hundred jobs in Belleville, by the end of May! FMC eliminating 53 jobs in Philadelphia, by the end of September.  DuPont eliminating 103 jobs in Deepwater, by the end of May!

New York: Freeman Bus Corporation issued a WARN for its Watertown location, 28 jobs lost due to loss of contract. VWR issued a shutdown WARN for its Rouses Point location, 27 jobs gone by the end of May, due to being taken over by Avantor.

North Carolina: Rockwell Collins killing 119 jobs in Winston-Salem, offshoring them to Philippines!  British empire Coats & Clark shutting down its Westminster Lifestyle Fabrics ops in Charlotte, 18 jobs gone. 

Ohio: AES Ohio Generation-Dayton Power & Light shutting down two power plants and a training center, 370 jobs gone by June!

Oregon: What construction industry recovery? Pennsylvania based Armstrong World Industries shutting down its ceiling tile factory in Saint Helens, 136 jobs gone by the end of May!

Pennsylvania: First Energy shutting down Beaver Valley Power Station (nuke plant) by 2021, blaming low prices on crashing demand for electricity.  Schneider National Carriers eliminating 155 jobs in Bedford, by the end of April! Bankrupt Connecticut based paper products maker Cenveo shutting down its Altoona factory, 144 jobs gone by May!

South Carolina: British empire Coats & Clark shutting down its Westminster Lifestyle Fabrics ops in Greer, 61 jobs gone. 

Texas: GE Oil & Gas eliminating 78 jobs in Lufkin by the end of July, “The downturn in the oil and gas industry has forced us to review our operations to determine how we can best stay competitive…”

Virginia: Schneider National Carriers eliminating 181 jobs in Gordonsville, by the end of April!

Washington: In Seattle, after 104 years (surviving The Great Depression and numerous recessions) Kusak Cut Glass Works shutting down, greedy city leaders re-zoned (gentrified) the neighborhood where the factory is located, it will be replaced with apartments: “This is a sad day…”-Chuck Kusak, radio interview with KIRO

Wisconsin: Racine based cleaning products manufacturer S.C. Johnson eliminating as many as 4-hundred jobs “to maintain the company’s health and leadership.”  Hubbell Lighting issued a shutdown WARN for its factory in Hudson, 54 jobs gone by the end of May.

Wyoming: According to the state Mine Inspector’s annual report the coal industry has stabilized after eliminating almost 1-thousand jobs within two years, however, in 2017 only a whopping five new coal industry jobs were created!  What construction industry recovery? The town of Jackson issued a 180 days construction moratorium due to  new stricter Teton County level employee housing rules, town leaders want new construction project applications to be filed after the new housing rules go into effect.  The new county housing rules will cost construction companies more money. 

WARN=Worker Adjustment & Retraining Notification

Mining/Industrial/Logistics layoffs, February 2018:“NO REASONABLE OPTION BUT….DEACTIVATION”

U.S. Food Crisis: West Virginia Operation Carrot? State sponsored survivalism!

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You know things are bad when the National Guard starts teaching people how to grow carrots!  That’s what they’re doing in West Virginia.

Apparently there is such a low supply of carrots in the region that West Virginia’s National Guard and Capitol Conservation District are conducting operations Patriot Guard-ens and Farm Roots (in that order).  The first Farm Roots carrot growing course was conducted on 13APR2018, however, Patriot Guardens was started in 2017 (The Journal: “National Guard is transitioning armories into agriculture transition/training hubs”).

It’s not just a low supply of carrots but Director of Patriot Guardens Education and Deputy Director of Economic Development, Melissa Stewart, also says it’s about prepping for survival: “Sharing my knowledge of agricultural production is one way that I hope to help our participants find some peace of mind through working with their hands toward developing a more self-sufficient lifestyle.”

Patriot Guardens op at Recovery Point in Charleston, 22APR2017

One reason for the carrot shortage is that West Virginia’s dirt is not conducive to growing carrots, so the taxpayer/donation funded program is teaching individuals how to use raised beds and better soil.  The National Guard claims they’ve also got buyers waiting in the wings; area restaurants that are having a hard time getting affordable carrots.


Slow disaster relief: Florida militia discovers a major cause, new preps for Hurricanes!

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“I stressed after Hurricane Irma that we have to get our counterparts trained as well, because we’re going to need them. We knew that it was not enough to take on the mission with just the four of us.”-Master Sergeant Abea Balala, Florida Air National Guard

Army National Guard units are the typical bringers of disaster relief aid, unless roads are impassable and then the Air National Guard is used to airlift supplies into affected areas.

During Hurricane Irma relief efforts Florida Air National Guard Master Sergeant Abea Balala, and his four person team, noticed a major problem with the supplies they got from Army Guard units; while the supplies were packaged for transport by ground vehicles they were not in a condition to be shipped by air (or a lot of personnel had to be used to on & off-load one box at a time), meaning everything had to be re-palletized before being loaded on aircraft.  This was a major cause of slow delivery times.

My experience in both the U.S. Air Force and the Army National Guard revealed that Air Force units do not have the manpower to quickly palletize a lot of stuff on short notice, but Army units do.

In this pic of Hurricane Harvey relief notice how National Guard personnel are ‘bucket brigade-ing’ supplies, one box at a time, off the C-130

The ‘higher-ups’ liked the suggestion of Master Sergeant Abea Balala, and last week the Florida National Guard conducted a week-long air transport pallet buildup and cargo preparation course for Army units: “On the Joint Operations side, we’ve been working with the Air side a lot more over the last two years than we ever had. They’re actually part of what is called the ‘Joint Support Group’ … and we work together to coordinate everything throughout hurricane seasons. It means better response, it means better use of our resources. It means if we pack things right and move things right, supplies are going to get to them faster, cheaper, and ultimately may save lives.”-Captain Daniel Munzner, Florida Army National Guard



Total Gun Ban Fail: Japan, Cops, Bullies, Suicide

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“I’m scared because the arrested suspect is a police officer who is supposed to ensure our safety.”-78 years old police state loving Japanese shocked that cops are shooting cops

A teenaged police ‘officer’ in Hikone shot and killed another cop, because the older cop was bullying the younger cop (who was only 19 years old).

Notice that the teenaged cop used an excuse that’s been used by every teenaged school shooter in the United States: He was being bullied. 

In the United States bullying is not dealt with, other than meaningless taxpayer funded public service announcements, and useless social media operations.  Instead, everything is blamed on guns.

One anti-gun argument in the United states is that banning guns will reduce suicides. Wrong! In total-gun-ban Japan bullying has become institutionalized, resulting in Japan having one of the highest suicide rates in the world (anti-gun Russia and total-gun-ban China beating out Japan in suicides), according the UN World Health Organization.

But this latest shooting in Japan wasn’t the only one in the past two weeks.  In the city of Toyooka, a Filipino immigrant was arrested for shooting his eight months old baby with airsoft pellets, because the baby wouldn’t stop crying.

In November last year, I revealed that there is an overt Japanese based anti-2nd Amendment operation within the United States.  There is a possible connection between the recent anti-2nd Amendment March for Our Lives operations and the Japan based operation. 

Don’t be fooled by official crime stats out of Japan, they’re skewed in favor of a police state system.  And official stats claiming unbelievably low gun possession rates can’t be trusted because the powerful Yakuza (which actually operates as a shadow government in Japan) has a lot of guns, in fact most crimes involving the Yakuza are not counted in official crime stats.

The following links are just the tip of the iceberg regarding the truth about violence in anti-gun Japan.

Asia Times:Japan’s prison nursing homes: shoplifting for elderly care

Irish Times: Japan’s crime problem? Too many police

Reuters: Indian man dies in Japanese immigration detention center 

The Business of Fashion: Can ‘Sick-Cute’ Fashion Break Japan’s Silence on Suicide?

NextShark: Another YouTuber Visits Japan’s ‘Suicide Forest’, This Time To Save Lives

The Japan Times: Man gets 30 years over fatal stabbing of father of three

After 14 years police finally arrest man for stabbing a girl to death