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The lies of economic decline: Pocatello Staples shutdown blamed on the internet!

22 JUL 2017 / 18:56 UTC-07 Tango 06 (01 Mordad 1396/28 Shawwal 1438/01 Bing Wu 4715)

“As customers shift online, we are taking aggressive action to right-size our retail footprint.”-official Staples statement

There are two main lies being propagated by unAmerican corporate America (and the government that supports those corporations): Not enough ‘qualified’ U.S. citizens to fill vacant positions, and internet competition.

Staples on Hurley Drive in Pocatello, Idaho, shutting down in August.

Staples on Hurley Drive in Pocatello, Idaho, shutting down in August.

On 20 July 2017, Mitt Romney co-founded wunderkind Staples announced they will shutdown their Pocatello, Idaho, location in August.  They blame “customers” for shopping online.

Remember, Staples sells online as well as in brick-n-mortar stores.

I’ve pointed out before that online sales aren’t that big.  Just this year Karen Edwards, instructor at University of South Carolina’s College of Hospitality Retailing and Sport Management, stated to local news media that internet sales make up only 10%-15% of all U.S. retail sales!  This is really part of a conspiracy by the retail industry to shift to internet only operations, mainly because the cost of operating a brick-n-mortar store (especially rent and utilities) now outweighs sales at those stores.

Don’t blame the Internet: Idaho internet sales tax collections flat-line!








“significant downturn in business”: U.S. Mining/Industrial/Logistics layoffs, May 2017

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

Arkansas: France based Dassault eliminating 6% of its Little Rock Falcon Jet factory workers due to “…worldwide economic and political uncertainty combined with a prolonged imbalance between supply and demand for new aircraft as well as a large inventory of pre-owned aircraft competing with new sales.” 

 California: Angelica Textile Services issued a shutdown WARN for its Gilroy factory, 160 jobs gone by July!  Benz Propane issued a layoff WARN, 101 employees in Tehachapi to become unemployed by August!  Oil company Breitburn Energy Partners now chapter 11 bankrupt busted, blaming ‘low’ oil prices for not be able to pay its debts.  Despite record online sales in 2016, plush sports doll maker Bleacher Creatures now chapter 11 bankrupt busted due to a major customer (Sports Authority) ceasing to exist and problems with licensing.  Boeing issued layoff WARNs for 38 more employees. In Pittsburg, joint U.S.-Korean steel company USS-POSCO Industries issued a mass layoff WARN, 635 jobs gone in July!

Colorado: Mesa Oil-Mesa Environmental now chapter 11 bankrupt busted, for the second time.  This time debts include $3-million USD in back-due federal taxes.

Florida:  In Miami, transportation company Transdev Services eliminating 102 jobs by the end of June!

Georgia: Cleaning chemical maker ZEP shutting down two factories in Fulton, 158 jobs gone!  International Fragrance-Agilex Fragrance halting ops in Cherokee, 32 jobs lost. 

Idaho: In Boise, after seven years non-profit glass recycler Usful Glassworks shutdown due to lack of funding/donations.

Illinois:  Nippon Sharyo laid off 110 Rochelle rail car employees due to “technical complications and delays”!  The Japan based company has been laying off employees since 2015. GE (General Electric) shutting down its Lamp Plant in Mattoon, 135 jobs lost between July 2017 and March 2018!  API Logistics shutting down its warehouse ops in Hodgkins, 114 jobs lost due to loss of contract!  Without warning Fisher & Ludlow-Nucor Grating shutdown its architectural metal works operations in Litchfield, 60 jobs gone with no official reason given.

Indiana: Continental Structural Plastics issued a WARN, 164 jobs gone by the end of July due to a major industrial customer shutting down for three months!  Packaging maker Printpack eliminating 45 jobs in Bloomington after losing a major customer.  Despite earlier threats by Donald Trump, HVAC company Carrier suddenly began eliminating 3-hundred jobs!  Carrier also warned that more layoffs will take place later in the year as work is shifted to Mexico!

Iowa: What automotive industry recovery?  Caterpillar issued a shutdown WARN for its factory in Elkader, 59 jobs gone starting in July.

Louisiana: Oil service company Tidewater now chapter 11 bankrupt busted mainly due to sale-leaseback disputes.

Maryland: Kaydon Ring & Seal issued a WARN, 217 jobs gone starting in July due to production being consolidated to other locations!

Massachusetts: One of the largest distribution companies in the U.S., Veritiv, shutting down its warehouse in Wilmington, 170 jobs lost to consolidation operations!

Michigan:  What automotive industry recovery?  Ford announced it will eliminate 1-thousand-4-hundred salaried jobs through attrition, bribery (buyouts) and outright layoffs as part of Ford’s plan to eliminate 10% of its salaried jobs in North America and Asia!  Spain based auto parts maker Gestamp laying off 84 people in Lapeer, due to the loss of a client.  General Motors (GM) eliminating more than 6-hundred jobs as it ends production of the GMC Acadia.

Missouri: Cleaning and storage company Katy Industries now bankrupt busted and for sale.

New Jersey:  What construction industry recovery?  Flooring maker Mannington laid off 80 people due to the sale of one of its product lines to a competitor.

North Carolina: Alamac American Knits shutting down in Lumberton, 154 remaining jobs gone over the next two months!  Administrators stated that before NAFTA went into effect they “…employed 1,000.”  What automotive industry recovery?  Caterpillar shutting down its Morganton factory, 85 jobs gone starting in July.  

Ohio: Cincinnati based ‘household’ products maker Proctor & Gamble shutting down a factory in Canada, supposedly as part of a plan to bring jobs back to the United States.  What automotive industry recovery? Maker of car batteries (including for those stupid electric cars) Robert Bosch Battery Systems laid off 88 people due to a “significant downturn in business”.   Ford laid off 130 pick-up truck assemblers at a factory near Cleveland, apparently because of slow truck sales!  Hyundai Ideal Electric Company issued a shutdown WARN, eliminating the remaining jobs in July.  At one time the Korea based company employed more than 1-hundred people in Mansfield. Maker of parts for the computer and aerospace industries, McSwain Manufacturing suddenly laid off 30 people and will lay off another 30 “…due to a dramatic and sudden reduction in purchase orders…”

Oregon: Transportation company Specialty Mobility Services issued a shutdown WARN, 101 jobs lost due to loss of contract!

Pennsylvania:  Germany based logistics company DB Schenker eliminating 66 jobs by the end of July. Mark Line Industries suddenly shutdown, 44 jobs lost in Ephrata.  Hubbell Lighting shutting down its L-E-D factory in Bristol Borough, 114 jobs lost!  In Cannonsburg, Nobel Energy shutting down, 99 jobs lost between July and September.

Tennessee: Norfolk Southern Railways laid off 41 people as part of a plan to cut operations at its Debutt’s Yard by 50%.  HVAC parts maker Robertshaw laid off 134 people and shutdown a factory on Cummings Highway, as a result of taking over a competitor!

Texas: Oil company GulfMark Offshore now chapter 11 bankrupt busted with $430-million USD of debt.  Oil industry parts supplier AFGlobal chapter 11 bankrupt busted.

Virginia: White Birch Paper Company shutting down its mill in Hanover County, 165 jobs lost as production shifting to Canada!

Washington: Boeing issued mass layoff WARNs, 917 jobs gone between the end of June and the end of July!  Spectrum Glass shutting down its Woodinville factory at the end of June.

Wisconsin:  What automotive industry recovery?  Maker of exhaust pipes-mufflers Stroughton based Nelson Global Products announced it will shutdown factories in Tennessee and Minnesota, about 3-hundred jobs lost by the end of the year, due to global competition!

Mining/Industrial/Logistics layoffs, April 2017: “DUE TO A LARGE LOSS OF BUSINESS….”


Barbarians sacking Rome: Foreign landlords now control the ‘American’ dream!

18 JUL 2017 / 18:58 UTC-07 Tango 06 (28 Tir 1396/24 Shawwal 1438/26 Ding Wei 4715)

“The environment is much more Asian-friendly than it used to be with churches, grocery stores and schools that cater to their tastes. I have been told they target good schools and newer homes.”-Laura Barnett, Red Neck Fail Texas real estate agent in Dallas

The U.S. main stream news media is finally waking up to the fact that the majority of home sales in the United States are going to foreigners, not U.S. citizens.  Many citizens are being outbid by foreign landlords who only want to make a profit by charging tenants outrageous rent.  There’s even books showing foreigners how to buy-up U.S. properties.

According to the National Association of Realtors there was a 49% explosion of foreigners buying up U.S. properties from April 2016 to March 2017, compared to the same time the prior year!  And 2015 was also dominated by foreigners buying up U.S. properties.  In other words there is no true real estate recovery in the U.S. because it’s not U.S. citizens driving real estate sales!

In July 2016, Deutschland taxpayer funded news media DW (Deutsche Welle) discovered that New York City’s skyrocketing rents are being caused by rich foreign developers, who are buying up all available properties.  

50% of real estate sales to foreigners are taking place in California, Florida and Texas (another Red Neck conservative christian failure).  The top buyers are from China, followed by British empire (Commonwealth of Nations, India is also a top buyer of U.S. property and a member of the Commonwealth of Nations [they never became independent of the British empire]) members Canada and United Kingdom.



Great Reneger: Trump allows 15,000 more legal migrants into U.S.!

17 JUL 2017 / 18:36 UTC-07 Tango 06 (27 Tir 1396/23 Shawwal 1438/25 Ding Wei 4715)

Just hours after news reports revealed how much the state of Maine was relying on the H-2B migrant worker program to take jobs away from U.S. citizens, Donald Trump issues an order allowing 15-thousand more H-2B workers into the United States!

The U.S. Congress had suspended a key regulation with the H-2B program which allowed previous H-2B workers to return to the U.S. without being counted as part of the yearly quota.  In response to squealing unAmerican corporate America Trump allowed an additional 15-thousand foreign workers to legally come into the U.S.

But wait, lets not blame Trump totally, that supposed Congressional change to the H-2B program was also given a big loophole by the same Congress.  That loophole allows the Department of Homeland Security to arbitrarily increase the quota for H-2B workers!  Main stream news reports revealed that your ‘elected’ and appointed federal government leaders have been using that loophole to increase the number of foreign workers legally coming into the U.S. every year!



The State of Maine: Proof government behind immigration to make you unemployed!

17 JUL 2017 (12:37 UTC-07 Tango 06) 26 Tir 1396/22 Shawwal 1438/24 Ding Wei 4715

“All types of businesses , retail, restaurants, the tour boats, all the trips, everything. All types of workers are needed.”-Martha Searchfield, unAmerican Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce now forced to hire U.S. citizens

Surprise, surprise, surprise, the U.S. state of Maine ran out of foreign workers and is forced to start hiring their own citizens!

Turns out resort towns in the unAmerican state of Maine have been using H-2B visa workers instead of employing locals who are in desperate need of a job.  Only those tourist traps have already maxed out their H-2B quota for the year!

The situation is so bad that for the first time the Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce is holding job fairs to make it known that they are now hiring U.S. citizens!

This years shortage of H-2B workers is the result of the U.S. Congress getting rid of a regulation that allowed previous H-2B workers to return to the U.S. without being counted in yearly quota! 


“termination of employment”: U.S. Hi-Tech/Communications breakdown, May 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 May 2017:

California: In San Jose, Cisco Systems continues killing jobs, this times 250!   China based ‘smart’phone maker LeEco (aka Le Technology) eliminating 90% of its jobs and shutting down operations in San Diego!  CNBC reported that even employees who had the day off were asked to ‘phone in’ to an emergency meeting, due to LeEco sales crashing & burning.  The Sacramento Bee-sacbee.com suddenly laid off an undisclosed number of people.  France based maker of automation (robots which replace humans in the workplace) and electronic spy gear (surveillance equipment) Schneider Electric-Pelco eliminating 2-hundred jobs in Clovis, blaming global competition!  Local news media said at one time Pelco in Clovis employed at least 2-thousand people, but is currently down to less than 1-thousand.  Apple Mirage issued a shutdown WARN for its Rancho Mirage location, 45 jobs lost by July.   Gannett Publishing Services issued a shutdown WARN for its Camarillo location, 38 jobs lost in July.  KSCI issued a layoff WARN for its TV ops in Los Angeles, 58 jobs gone by July.  Marvell Semiconductor continues to issue layoff WARNs for its operations in Aliso Viejo and Santa Clara. Symantec continues issuing layoff WARNs for its Mountain View ops, this time 24 jobs gone by the end of June.  Lumina Media issued a shutdown WARN for its Irvine location, 58 jobs lost by mid-July.  Nippon based Hitachi Data issued a layoff WARN for Santa Clara, 48 jobs lost by mid-July.  Charter Communications shutting down ops in Palm Desert, 206 jobs lost by mid-July! ‘Cloud ready’ Riverbed Technology suddenly laid off 61 people.  

Florida: Saint Petersburg based coupon printer/distributor ValPak laying off 40 graphic artists, as a result of being taken over by Californian owned Platinum Equity.

Georgia: NexxLinx eliminating 236 jobs in Duluth!

Indiana: Spectrum shutting down its Evansville call center, 20 jobs lost as Spectrum shifts to fewer, but supposedly larger, call center ops.

New Jersey: Gannett Satellite Information Network issued a WARN for its Neptune ops, 88 jobs lost by July.

New York: ‘Peer to peer’ e-commerce Etsy eliminating at least 80 jobs due to its biggest investors accusing Etsy administrators of mismanagement.  NYC based Sports Illustrated laid off five people due to declining revenues.  The New York Times is trying to get its editors to voluntarily quit (buyouts) as part of a plan to consolidate editing operations.  Texas based ViaTech Publishing halting printing ops in Bay Shore, 51 jobs lost by mid-August.  Ancient tech company Xerox continues killing jobs, this time 177 warehouse employees in Webster will become unemployed between now and March 2018!  B&H Foto and Electronics moving from Brooklyn-NYC to New Jersey, 57 jobs lost in August.  In Amherst, Sykes laying off 71 people between September and November.

North Carolina: NettLinx shutting down its Jacksonville operations, 280 jobs lost due to the unexpected loss of a major client!

Ohio: Bankrupt e-commerce focused clothing retailing group TradeGlobal eliminating 112 rue21 jobs in West Chester, only two years after claiming it would be creating “hundreds” of new jobs! TradeGlobal is the parent company of failed rue21 clothier.   By the way, rue21 is now officially bankrupt busted.

Oregon: SolarWorld Americas issued a shutdown WARN for July, saying “This employment action will likely result in the termination of employment of approximately 500 regular employees and possibly up to a total of 711 regular employees at the Company Facility.”  For some odd reason state employment officials (Oregon Rapid Response Activity Tracking System) posted the jobs losses as being 360, even thought SolarWorld’s letter clearly states 5-hundred to 711!   SureID suddenly laid off 160 people after losing a tax-sucking U.S. Navy contract!

Pennsylvania: Direct mail book and magazine seller Rodale continues to eliminate jobs, numbers being undisclosed.   It’s part of the company’s plan to ‘wind down’ its direct mail business and shift to “revenue streams…vital to…our long term growth.” 

Tennessee: For the second time in less than six months Convergys conducting mass layoffs at its Clarksville call center, this time 160 jobs gone by mid-July due to crashing call volumes!

Texas:  In Fort Worth, California based Ingram Micro Mobility continues killing jobs, this time 140 smartphone repair jobs being eliminated by the end of August! Last year Ingram Micro Mobility killed more than 9-hundred jobs due to crashing sales.  World Wide Technology shutting down its Lewisville operations, 156 jobs gone by mid-July due to “market conditions”!

Virginia: Roanoke Times laid off 53 people as part of its plan to outsource printing ops. Illinois based LSC Communications halting book printing ops in Salem, 140 jobs lost beginning in July!

Washington: Seattle based Napster parent Rhapsody laid off an undisclosed number of people, blaming internet competition.  Video game maker PopCap revealed it laid off an undisclosed number of employees.  Video game maker Electronic Arts issued a layoff WARN, 45 jobs gone by July.

U.S. Tech/Communications breakdown, April 2017: “OUR DIGITAL REVENUE IS NOT GROWING FAST ENOUGH”

“no longer feasible”: U.S. Christian Rapture (?) 2nd Q 2017

Incomplete list of U.S. Christian shutdowns and layoffs for the Gregorian months of April, May and June 2017.

Crosier Fathers and Brothers now chapter 11 bankrupt busted due to more than 40 sexual harassment lawsuits.

Arkansas: Christian founded Bentonville based Walmart laid off hundreds more corporate employees, including 3-hundred Information System Division employees!  It’s part of Walmart’s plan to improve its lagging e-commerce sales.   God powerless to stop the shutdown of ‘his’  Ambassadors for Christ Academy in Bentonville.  Local news media said no official reason was made public, but that enrollment at the K thru 12 school had crashed from hundreds of students to just 95 students!

Alabama: God’s Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School warning of shutdown due to funding problems caused by The Rapture, I mean declining enrollments.  British empire based Salvation Army shutting down its Family Thrift Store in Anniston, due to lack of sales.

California:   Christian agnostic Warren Buffett owned Meadowbrook Meat Company shutting down its operations in Pleasanton and Tracy, 147 jobs gone between July and October, as well as the shutdown of its Ontario ops, 171 jobs lost in May!  God powerless to stop the shutdown of ‘his’ 66 years old Saint John’s Episcopal School, due to The Rapture, I mean what I call Disappearing Students Syndrome.   God powerless to stop ‘his’ elementary and secondary school services op Roman Catholic Welfare Corporation from halting operations at three locations, 126 jobs gone by June!  In San Francisco, god powerless to stop ‘his’ Sutter Health-Saint Luke’s Hospital from laying off 72 nurses. Several hospital ‘units’ will be shutdown as well, affecting 44 sub-acute patients.   Donald Trump hating, Seventh Day Adventist founded Kellogg Company (Kellogg’s) issued shutdown WARNs for its warehouse ops, 510 jobs gone by August!

Colorado: Christian founded Walmart shutting down its four years old Neighborhood Market in Boulder, 70 jobs affected.  In Craig, apparently god told the pastor who operates Loyal Outreach Voluntary Evangelistic Ministries International Thrift Store, Yvette Williams Davis, to shut it down and “…. take a break, to travel and perform ministerial duties….”

Connecticut:  The Hartford Archdiocese shutting down 26 churches and merging 59, as a result of a two year survey which revealed The Rapture, I mean massive losses of church members!

Florida: Christian Seventh Day Adventist founded (and openly anti-Trump) Kellogg’s (Kellogg Company) announced it will shutdown its Weston food distribution center, killing 246 jobs by mid-August, as part of Kellogg’s ongoing operation Special K (Project K, started in 2013)!

Georgia: Christian Methodist founded Atlanta based Coca-Cola announced it will kill 1-thousand-2-hundred jobs in the second half of 2017!

Idaho: Despite mormon dominated Pocatello City Council, and the Bonneville Neighborhood Association, denying her request to open a homeless shelter Pastor Jacqualine ‘Big Momma’ Thomas is still at it!  Thomas claims the new undisclosed property she’s considering is zoned residential/commercial, so there shouldn’t be a problem from mormon dominated organizations who don’t think homelessness is a problem in Pocatello.  Also, she just won Ms Idaho Senior Citizen!     A Mormon Rexburg woman had her insurance license revoked by state officials after she filed false medical claims.   God was completely powerless to stop ‘his’ LDS-mormon ‘elected’ U.S. congressman Raúl Rafael Labrador (now running for govna of Idaho) from stating “Nobody dies because they don’t have access to healthcare.”  I personally know somebody (the mother of my children) who died because she was refused access to healthcare, and she had insurance!

Illinois:    Christian Seventh Day Adventist founded (and openly anti-Trump) Kellogg’s (Kellogg Company) announced it will shutdown its Batavia food distribution center, killing 278 jobs by mid-August, as part of Kellogg’s ongoing operation Special K (Project K, started in 2013)!  God powerless to stop the shutdown of ‘his’ 55 years old sexist ‘girls only’ Queen of Peace High School in Burbank.

Indiana:  After 62 years Indianapolis based, and christian founded in 1955 (and you can stop your ‘bitchin’ because on top of that one of the christian co-founders was a woman!), electronics retailer hhgregg suddenly died, all 220 stores and 14 distribution centers shutting down and hundreds of jobs lost by the end of May!   God powerless to stop ‘his’ Saint Vincent Frankfort Hospital from laying off 124 people due to not renewing its lease with Clinton County!   God powerless to stop ‘his’ Saint Joseph’s College from renouncing its accreditation, suspending campus activities and eliminating 416 jobs in June! Administrators said they hope to be re-accredited once they get some money to operate the school.

Kentucky: God powerless to stop ‘his’ Methodist Hospital from suddenly laying off 61 people, admitting that ObamaCare is more powerful than god saying “Our hospital admissions and outpatient volumes are not meeting expectations, while uncompensated care expenses are up significantly. This imbalance mirrors what healthcare organizations across our state are experiencing.”

Maryland:  In New Windsor, international christian ministry-school operation Brethren Service Center shutdown its upper campus because it was “no longer feasible”.  The ‘upper campus’ has a history of being operated by various christian groups and supposedly will soon be under new management.

Massachusetts:    God powerless to stop ‘his’ 66 years old Saint Anthony School from total shutdown due to The Rapture: “The numbers of enrolled students simply cannot support the financial responsibilities that would be necessary to operate and provide a quality education…”-Reverend Leo-Paul LeBlanc

Minnesota:  Christian Seventh Day Adventist founded (and openly anti-Trump) Kellogg’s (Kellogg Company) announced it will shutdown its ‘Twin Cities’ food distribution center, killing 216 jobs by mid-August, as part of Kellogg’s ongoing operation Special K!  Despite TV and internet sales, My Pillow (founded and run by a man who is a rabid Donald Trump supporter, and claims to be a devout Christian who supports christian charities with his profits) suddenly laid off 140 people in Chaska, due to the loss of its Better Business Bureau accreditation over complaints of false advertising! In Mankato, after 40 years Lighthouse Christian Book & Gift Shop shutting down, the patriotic christian owners revealed that their profits have been going to other countries, like Cuba.

Mississippi:   In Pearl, god powerless to stop the shutdown of ‘his’ British empire based Salvation Army Family Thrift Store.

 Missouri: Christian Seventh Day Adventist founded (and openly anti-Trump) Kellogg’s (Kellogg Company) announced it will shutdown its Kansas City food distribution center, killing 185 jobs by mid-August, as part of Kellogg’s ongoing operation Special K!

Montana: Christian agnostic Warren Buffet owned BNSF eliminating 55 jobs in Glendive.

Nebraska:  Christian agnostic Warren Buffet owned BH Media Group suddenly laid off 289 people and closed 108 vacant newspaper jobs!  God powerless to stop ‘his’ Creighton University from laying off 60 people.  Administrators blamed competition with other universities for The Rapture of students.   Anybody who’s been following my Dumbing Down reports knows that’s a bogus reason because most U.S. universities are dealing with crashing enrollments.   God powerless to stop ‘his’ Boys Town based Boys Town from shutting down after-school ops in the states of California, New York and Texas: “California, New York and Texas are attempting to reform their child welfare system and are doing so in ways that makes it difficult to provide quality, family-style care of the type Boys Town has built a long history of providing.”

New Jersey: God powerless to stop ObamaCare from forcing Saint Mary’s General Hospital to layoff 20 people.  Administrators blamed ObamaCare saying “Our hospital never denies care to the poor or uninsured, and this major loss of government reimbursement negatively affected our finances.”   Known for Home of the Friars basketball, god powerless to stop ‘his’ Saint Anthony High School from shutting down due to The Rapture (not enough students or money): “Our seats had not gotten warm and we were done!”-Bob Hurley, basketball coach

God powerless to stop the shutdown of ‘his’ 24 years old Saint Michael Shop: “Over the past eight years, business has been gravely declining and we have no choice but to close.”-Charlie Gordon, co-owner of the christian store

New York:   ‘Born Again’ christian founded JCPenney shutting down its West Nyack store, 89 jobs lost by the end of July.  Christian Seventh Day Adventist founded (and openly anti-Trump) Kellogg’s (Kellogg Company) shutting down six food distribution centers to its Empire State shutdown list (from the two in April), killing about 318 jobs by mid-August, as part of Kellogg’s ongoing operation Special K!    God powerless to stop Catholic Charities from shutting down its Fidelis Parenting/Fatherhood Program by July.  God powerless to stop the shutdown of ‘his’ 133 years old Immaculate Conception School saying “Enrollment is at a historic low and the increased financial strain on both the school and parish is insurmountable.”  God powerless to stop ‘his’ Nebraska based Boys Town from shutting down six Father Flanagan’s Boys Homes, 92 jobs gone by September.  God powerless to stop ‘his’ College of New Rochelle from suddenly laying off 32 people, in an attempt “to achieve financial stability.”  God powerless to stop the shutdown of ‘his’ Saint Joseph’s School in Kingston due to The Rapture, I mean what I call Disappearing Students Syndrome: “St. Joseph’s has seen a decline in enrollment in recent years which has presented considerable operational challenges to maintaining the school.”-Archdiocese Superintendent of Schools Timothy McNiff

North Carolina: Christian Seventh Day Adventist founded (and openly anti-Trump) Kellogg’s (Kellogg Company) announced it will shutdown two food distribution centers, killing 5-hundred jobs by mid-August, as part of Kellogg’s ongoing operation Special K!

 North Dakota: God powerless to stop ‘his’ CHI Saint Alexius from laying off an additional 25 people, for a total so far of 119 in the past year!  In Grand Forks, after 45 years Amazing Grains Natural Foods Market shutdown blaming internet and ‘big box’ competition: “Sales were dropping slowly for a year or so, and then Natural Grocers opened and sales dropped over 30%, and it’s hard for any business to recover from that.”-Betsy Perkins, manager

Pennsylvania:  Christian Methodist founded Coca-Cola blaming new city taxes on sodas for crashing sales, forcing them to layoff 40 people.  Christian Seventh Day Adventist founded (and openly anti-Trump) Kellogg’s (Kellogg Company) announced it will shutdown two food distribution centers, killing 503 jobs by mid-August, as part of Kellogg’s ongoing operation Special K!  God powerless to stop the consolidation of ‘his’ North Hills Catholic schools, which will result in at least 36 teachers becoming unemployed.  God powerless to stop ‘his’ Saint Bartholomew School from shutting down.  It’s blamed on The Rapture, I mean crashing enrollment, and skyrocketing debts incurred to operate the school.

Texas:  In San Antonio, 60 years old Saint Stephen Catholic Church shutting down in August due to crashing membership (The Rapture?) and skyrocketing building maintenance costs.   Christian Seventh Day Adventist founded (and openly anti-Trump) Kellogg’s (Kellogg Company) announced it will shutdown two food distribution centers, killing 421 jobs by mid-August, as part of Kellogg’s ongoing operation Special K!  In El Paso, god powerless to stop the shutdown of ‘his’ 60 years old Our Lady of Assumption school: “Those associated with the school have been aware of the decline in enrollment the school has experienced in recent years, going from 134 in the 2012-13 school year to the present 83. There simply are not as many children in that part of the city as there once was.”-Bishop Mark J. Seitz

Virginia:   In Lynchburg, god powerless to stop the sudden shutdown of ‘his’ almost 60 years old Quaker Memorial Preschool due to The Rapture, I mean lack of students.  God powerless to stop ‘his’ 45 years old Alliance Christian Academy from sudden shutdown: “The reality is that the church is defining its mission and strategy for the future. Moving forward, the church is simply going to be focusing on its role as a church and not staffing and supporting a school.”-Glenn Reynolds, attorney

Washington:  God powerless to stop the shutdown of ‘his’ Lakewood Christian Gift Center & Bookstore, no reason given.

1st Quarter 2017 U.S. Christian Rapture: “A MASSIVE APOSTASY”

“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 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.”

“It is already too late”: ObamaCare ACA Death Spiral, June 2017

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

California: In San Francisco, ‘digital’ health company Omada Health suddenly laid off 20 people despite raising $20-million USD in funding.  Also in San Francisco, god powerless to stop ‘his’ Sutter Health-Saint Luke’s Hospital from laying off 72 nurses. Several hospital ‘units’ will be shutdown as well, affecting 44 sub-acute patients.

Connecticut:  Waterbury Hospital eliminating an undisclosed number of jobs due to “Proposed and continued cuts in state reimbursement due to Connecticut’s budget crisis, regulatory changes at the state and federal level, and the growth of population health management….” 

Florida:  Liberty Medical Supply continues to crash, 263 people losing their jobs by August due to the company being sold to an unnamed buyer!  Liberty Medical Supply has been struggling ever since ObamaCare-ACA went into effect.  In Palm Bay, Health First shutdown its Pro Health & Fitness Center blaming competition.

Hawaii: North Hawaii Community Hospital, in Kamuela, laid off six people.

Illinois: Obama-Land is now officially a failed state, and the state’s Chief Fiscal and Accountability Officer, Susana A. Mendoza, publicly blamed ObamaCare-ACA as being the straw that broke their financial back, warning that in July they “will severely limit any payments……to, long-term care, hospice, and community care and supportive living centers serving the senior community, and ambulatory and other critical medical supplies for the poor and disabled.”  She also stated thatIt is already too late”, the damage is done.

Indiana:   Perry County Memorial Hospital laid off seven employees, blaming ObamaCare-ACA for causing declining reimbursements, rising operating expenses and the shift toward outpatient care.

Maine: Central Maine Healthcare shutting down its urgent care facility in Auburn, and shutting down its primary care clinic in Mechanic Falls, and eliminating 38 jobs in September.

Maryland: Digital healthcare company Inovalon eliminating 113 jobs in July, despite reporting a 5.5% increase in revenues!

Massachusetts: Switzerland based drugs maker Roche announced it is halting production in Marlborough, eliminating about 75 jobs.  Hallmark Health laying off 65 people and eliminating more than 50% of inpatient services at two hospitals.

Mississippi:  Rush Health Systems eliminating 112 hospital jobs!  The mayor of Meridian blames ObamaCare-ACA: “When decisions have to be made, especially right now, in the medical field with reimbursements the way that they are, with insurance companies, Medicaid and Medicare, these are the type of decisions that sometimes the CEOs have to make.”-Percy Bland

New York:  NYC Health & Hospitals suddenly eliminated 5-hundred management jobs due to a $2-billion USD budget shortage!   Cardinal Health shutting down its hospital supply ops in Halfmoon.

North Carolina:  58 years old North Merck Volunteer Rescue Squad suddenly shutdown due to lack of taxpayer funding.  Tax collections are so low that ‘elected’ officials had to decide between the Rescue Squad or the Fire Department.

Ohio: Summa Health eliminating 3-hundred jobs due to ObamaCare causing it to lose $60-million USD: “This year, inpatient and outpatient volumes are dramatically down and, as a result, we are facing staggering operating losses…..this trend must stop immediately.”-Cliff Deveny, doctor and CEO of Summa Health

Oklahoma:  Oklahoma City based Foundation HealthCare now chapter 11 bankrupt.

Pennsylvania: Geisinger Health System suddenly laid off 46 InfoTech employees saying ObamaCare-ACA is causing “…increased competition by both payers and providers; supply and employee costs continue to rise; and there is ongoing uncertainty about healthcare reform and what it might mean to us.”

Tennessee: Ireland based Medtronic suddenly eliminated an undisclosed number of jobs in Memphis. Local news media pointed out that the layoffs mean Medtronic failed to fulfill its taxpayer funded job creation contract with the city of Memphis.

Texas:   Despite ObamaCare-ACA the U.S. Army was deployed on an economic/medical mission in an area known as Colonias.  The mission was two pronged; build up infrastructure and tend to the healthcare of thousands of Texans in that area who still don’t have healthcare coverage!  After 20 years East Texas Medical Center(ETMC)-Trinity Hospital laying off 60 people by August and will not renew its lease with Trinity County due to ObamaCare-ACA reimbursements, as stated in ETMC press release.  Local news media reported that ETMC has shutdown three additional hospitals since 2014!

In Dallas, after only three years of operations Walnut Hill Medical Center suddenly shutdown and filed for chapter 7 bankruptcy protection!  In Houston, University General Hospital now chapter 11 bankrupt busted.  Also in Houston, Memorial Hermann Health System suddenly laid off an additional 350 people, bringing the total for the year to 460!  Administrators directly blame ObamaCare-ACA: “This is an unprecedented time in healthcare. We continue to face an uncertain healthcare environment with escalating costs and declining reimbursements.”-Chuck Stokes, interim president

Washington: Kennewick based Trios Health now chapter 9 bankrupt busted.  According to news reports, the administrators held an emergency vote about the bankruptcy on 29 JUN 2017, then filed for bankruptcy protection the next morning.  Skagit Regional Health eliminating at least 8% of its jobs after ObamaCare-ACA caused it to lose $4-million in 2016.

Washington DC: MedStar Washington Hospital Center suddenly laid off 1-hundred people, calling ObamaCare-ACA “financially challenging”!

ObamaCare (ACA) death spiral May 2017:  “UNSUSTAINABLE FOR OUR COMPANY”


Idaho Mormon politician says you don’t need healthcare!

In May 2017,  god was completely powerless to stop ‘his’ mormon ‘elected’ U.S. congressman Raúl Rafael Labrador from stating “Nobody dies because they don’t have access to healthcare.”

In a video taken in a church(?) where mormon (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, LDS) Labrador was taking ‘town hall’ questions from the public, he was asked many questions about the poor quality of healthcare for low income people in the United States.  Not only did Labrador claim the U.S. has the best healthcare in the world for poor people (proven to be false by the United Nations World Health Organization) but he added “Nobody dies because they don’t have access to healthcare.” 

I personally know somebody who died because she was refused access to healthcare, and she had insurance!  She was suffering from delusions and physical problems caused by her prescription meds.  She was the mother of my children, and my son and I took her to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center for emergency help.  The ER staff told us they believed she was suffering as a result of addiction to her meds and under Idaho law they could and did refuse medical help.  They kept saying “she won’t die”, the next morning she was found dead in her mobile-home by the mobile-home park manager, and a nurse that admitted to me that she was personally concerned by her condition and for some reason was compelled to check on her that next morning.  My adult children tried to get legal help but were told that unless it was an “open and shut case” the laws in Idaho made it almost impossible to sue the healthcare industry.  Lawyers were willing to take the case if my children paid cash up front, but being a poor family that ain’t gonna happen.  So to all you ‘christians’ who say ‘nobody dies from lack of healthcare’ I say I hope there is a Hell and you burn in it forever!

In 2016, Kenneth Krell, director of Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls, testified to state politicians that Idaho’s version of ObamaCare is being directly blamed for the deaths of 1-thousand Idahoans since 2013, by denying access to healthcare: “And I kept asking myself, how could this be? How, in a state like Idaho where we care about each other, could I be seeing deaths and really damaging illness on a nearly daily basis as a result of failure to expand Medicaid that cost tangible lives? It’s difficult to understand.” 

By the way, idiot mormon Labrador is hoping to be ‘elected’ the next govna of Idaho!






“…greed, arrogance and just pure deceitfulness.”: U.S. Retail/Banking/Service sector collapse, April 2017

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

British empire Canada based elitist Kit and Ace shutting down all its outrageously overpriced athletic clothing stores in the United States, as well as stores in Australia and United Kingdom, to focus on internet selling and its Canadian storefronts.

British empire United Kingdom based female underwear seller Agent Provocateur is now bankrupt busted in the United States.

Alabama: Law firm Bradley suddenly laid off 28 people saying “The legal industry and our firm continue to adapt to the efficiencies that technology brings to our attorneys and their client matters, as well as generational differences….”  In Mobile, Crescent Theater announced it will shutdown by May.

Arkansas: Bentonville based Walmart laid off hundreds more corporate employees, including 3-hundred Information System Division employees!

 California: Temp agency Randstad General Partner issued a shutdown WARN for its San Jose office, 60 jobs lost by June.  MUFG Union Bank eliminating 61 Monterey Park jobs in June. Brisbane based bankrupt female clothier bebe says it will shutdown all 175 stores (don’t blame the internet, they also sold online).  Irvine based (but owned by a company in Minnesota) old women’s clothier Draper’s and Damon’s shutting down all brick-n-mortar stores, but apparently still sells on Amazon.com.  The 87 years old Palo Alto Sport Shop & Toy World shutdown blaming crashing sales, don’t you blame the internet because they even partnered with Google Express to sell online.  In Walnut Creek, Consignments Plus suddenly went bankrupt and shutdown, without paying thousands of dollars owed to customers.   In San Diego, after 60 years bowling alley Vista Entertainment Center shutting down to be replaced by an unnecessary Honda dealer.   After more than ten years Venice Beach Freakshow shutting down due to the property being secretly sold-off six months prior: “This is a classic example of where art, freedom, culture and creativity meets greed, arrogance and just pure deceitfulness.”-Todd Ray, founder of Freakshow

Colorado:  In Denver, 36 years old clothier Molly’s shutdown blaming ‘big box’ competition.

Connecticut: Bankrupt Bob’s Stores shutting down in Danbury, Fairfield and Milford.  British empire based RBS (Royal bank of Scotland) continues killing jobs, this time 22 Stamford jobs gone by mid-June.

Florida:  Estero based rental car company Hertz announced it laid off 24 corporate level employees, yet at the same time claims it’s hiring.  The second oldest retailer in Palm Beach, elitist Cartier, suddenly and unexplainedly announced it would shutdown.  PHH Mortgage issued another layoff WARN for Jacksonville, 20 jobs gone by the end of June.  Dollar Express issued shutdown WARNs for 17 stores, about 125 jobs lost by the end of June!

Idaho:  In Nampa,  after 44 years the Yesteryear Shoppe shutdown due to eviction after the lease was canceled.  The owner of the shop blamed his crashing revenues on radically changing trends.

Illinois: United Rentals issued a shutdown WARN for its Chicago ops, 45 jobs lost by June, no reason given.  In Chicago, anti-Trump World’s of Music shutdown claiming they were being harassed by Trump fans.   In Evanston, after ten years clothing shop 2nd Time Around shutdown.  In Naperville, Russel’s Dry Cleaning shutting down some time during Summer due to business “rapidly” crashing over the past eight years.  After 60 years Erickson’s Auto Service shutting down in May: “I’m almost legally blind and I’ve been struggling to work on cars. The right opportunity came up; somebody wanted to buy the property, so we pulled the trigger.”-Rick Erickson

Indiana: After 62 years Indianapolis based electronics retailer hhgregg suddenly died, all 220 stores and 14 distribution centers shutting down and hundreds of jobs lost by the end of May!  Ashley Furniture Hometown shutdown its 12 years old Schererville store, local news media blame recent skyrocketing openings of mattress stores, eight now within 4km (2.5 miles) of each other!

Kansas: That which cannot be named powerless to stop ‘its’ Topeka based Jewish founded (in 1956) cheap-o shoe seller Payless almost ‘died’ after filing for bankruptcy.  4-hundred U.S. stores forced to shutdown immediately!  The thousands of remaining stores around the world will undergo ‘managed’ shutdowns!   Feldkamp’s Furniture shutting down its Topeka store, no reason given.

Louisiana: After only two years GLO Airlines already bankrupt busted, it’s blamed on a contractor who manages GLO’s flights. However, the contractor says GLO has failed to pay them for services rendered.  In Metairie, after 46 years Rudman’s Card and Party Shop shutdown due to decreasing sales plus increasing competition and costs of operations.

Maine: In Bangor, ten years old Hands of Hope Thrift Store suddenly shutdown due to a 70% crash in sales!  The property is already sold.

Maryland:  Barns & Noble shutting down its 20 years old three-level bookstore in Bethesda, when the lease expires.

Massachusetts: MassMutual Financial Group laid off an undisclosed number of people.

Michigan: After almost 1-hundred years (started towards the end of the First World War) Busy Bee Hardware shutdown due to the current owners’ health problems, and radically changing market conditions.

Minnesota: Barnes & Noble shutdown its 23 years old Nicollet Mall store, as part of its plan to shutdown numerous stores this year.  In Duluth, the Lake Superior Bottle Shop shutting down in May due to the property being sold for a major partially taxpayer funded re-development project.  Despite TV and internet sales, Donald Trump supporter My Pillow suddenly laid off 140 people in Chaska, due to the loss of its Better Business Bureau accreditation over complaints of false advertising!  In Saint Cloud, after 67 years Schepers Jewelers shutdown, apparently it was causing more stress than it was worth.  Pawn America now chapter 11 bankrupt busted.

Mississippi:  In Pearl, god powerless to stop the shutdown of ‘his’ British empire based Salvation Army Family Thrift Store.

New Hampshire: In Portsmouth, after 40 years the last shoe repair shop in town, Ye Old Cobbler, shutting down in May so the owner can be closer to his grandchildren.

New Jersey: Dollar Express issued shutdown WARNs for 17 stores, about 125 jobs gone by the end of June!  God powerless to stop the shutdown of ‘his’ 24 years old Saint Michael Shop: “Over the past eight years, business has been gravely declining and we have no choice but to close.”-Charlie Gordon, co-owner of the christian store

New Mexico: Shidoni Foundry and Galleries shutting down its bronze foundry, 12 jobs lost due to crashing sales.

New York: Bankrupt Eastern Mountain Sports shutting down its store in Niskayuna.  Gander Mountain shutting down  its store in New Hartford, 32 jobs lost in August.  In Buffalo, Littman Jewelers shutdown its Boulevard Mall store.  Also in Buffalo, god powerless to stop ‘his’ Catholic Charities from shutting down its Fidelis Parenting/Fatherhood Program due to lack of funding.  The last FYE music store in Bronx-NYC shutdown.  In Rochester, after 19 years Antiques-All That Jazz (aka All That Jazz Antique Mall) being replaced with yet another ‘craft’ brewery.  Elitist Ralph Lauren shutdown its flagship Fifth Avenue store killing 125 jobs, but don’t blame the internet, Ralph Lauren also killing 72 e-commerce jobs as well!   In Staten Island-NYC, after almost 50 years Doody’s Home Center shutting down by the end of May “Due to an unfortunate turn of events”.  In NYC, Morgans Hotel issued a shutdown WARN, 57 jobs lost in July.  NH Jolly MadisonTowers Hotel shutting down as well, 81 jobs lost by the end of June, supposedly temporarily.  PHH Mortgage shutting down its ops in Williamsville in July.  JCPenney shutting down its West Nyack store, 89 jobs lost by the end of July.

North Carolina: Dollar General’s sudden takeover and shutdown of Dollar Express (not to be confused with car rental company Dollar EXPRESS) will kill 2-thousand-7-hundred jobs! That’s according to news media in the state of North Carolina, where Dollar Express is headquartered.   After 37 years shoe seller Phidipidies shutdown its Carolina Mall location due to crashing sales, but Keith Alley, the franchise owner of the store, told local news media “The shoe companies don’t give you as much support. NIKE used to be very supportive but now NIKE and others concentrate their efforts with the big boxes like Academy Sports and Dick’s.” 

Ohio:  Beachwood based retail property owner DDR suddenly laid off 65 people in an attempt to save money.  Curry’s Video Plus shutdown after 27 years. 

Pennsylvania:  Warrendale based rue21 issued a massive 4-hundred store shutdown list.  Unnamed sources inside rue21 told main stream news media that the ‘teen’ clothing retailer is about to go bankrupt, and has hired counselors who specialize in shutting down and/or selling off brick-n-mortar stores.  Don’t blame the internet, or hi-tech, rue21 has a website and uses the latest retail tech platform called Aptos.  The use of hi-tech resulted in rue21 winning the Gold Award for Customer Engagement, just last year!  In Bryn Mawr, after more than 90 years Suburban Hardware shutdown, partly due to competition from ‘big box’ stores.  After 33 years J&C Hobbies shutdown so the owners could take a “proper vacation”.

Tennessee:  ‘Wealth managers’ Avondale Partners eliminating 25 stock-market buying & selling jobs warning “It’s shrinking for us, and it’s shrinking nationwide. There are a myriad of factors causing it….”

Texas:  In Galveston, barber shop The Razor’s Edge shutdown.  Workout joint Houston City Club shutting down, 128 jobs lost to a competitor by mid-June!  What construction industry recovery?  Pool builder Clearwater Pools & More now bankrupt busted.  The company actually halted pool construction leaving many customers with literally holes in their backyards!  Local news media say many customers had paid upfront, and didn’t find out about the bankruptcy until a local TV station’s news report.

Vermont: Bankrupt Eastern Mountain Sports shutting down all three of its Green Mountain State stores, at least 60 jobs lost.  In Saint Johnsbury, after 45 years Sunshine Boutique jewelry store shutdown, so the owners could focus on their other store.

Virginia:  In Orange, after more than 80 years the owners of Faulconer Hardware warned they were shutting down in May.  in Arlington, 61 years old Casual Adventure shutting down because they “received a reasonable offer for the sale of our building”.   In Shockoe Bottom, after ten years Frame Nation shutdown because the owner couldn’t afford to sign a new lease.

Washington:  Furney’s Nursery halting all retail and wholesale ops in May, supposedly not willingly.  God powerless to stop the shutdown of ‘his’ Lakewood Christian Gift Center & Bookstore, no reason given.  In Tacoma, after 21 years Learning Sprout Toys shutdown with former manager Angel Calvin saying “…you can’t do something forever when it doesn’t have the means to support itself…”

Wisconsin: Pier 1 Imports shutting down its Wauwakosa store by the end of May, possible due to continued crashing sales.  Family Dollar shutting down six stores.

U.S. Retail/Banking/Service sector March 2017:  “We just didn’t want to do it anymore.”



U.S. Mining/Industrial/Logistics layoffs, April 2017: “Due to a large loss of business….”

U.S. Hi-Tech/Communications breakdown, April 2017: “our digital revenue is not growing fast enough”

U.S. Food Crisis, April 2017: “This is usually the busiest time of the year. Usually we’re hiring extra help.” Not this year!

Dumbing Down the U.S. of A., April 2017: “…..we were done!”

ObamaCare Death Spiral, April 2017: “We are actively course correcting”

Sears Kmart Death Spiral, April 2017: “identify additional opportunities for….reduction”

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

WARN=Worker Adjustment & Retraining Notification.

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

Former employees who receive severance are not counted as unemployed!

Employees of religious non-profits might not qualify for unemployment assistance: “If the non-profit organization is a church, you may or may not be entitled to unemployment. It all depends upon state regulations for church employers. In many cases, churches are allowed to set their own rules regarding unemployment benefits, meaning the church can choose whether to offer benefits to former employees.”

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