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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“it just economically didn’t make sense”: U.S. government shenanigans, March 2017

Incomplete list of U.S. Federal/State/Local Government self-destruct announcements for March 2017:

California: Here’s more reason to let The Golden State become independent; “Brown pegs the ‘General Fund’ budget at $122.5 billion and $179.5 billion if special funds — such as those spent on highways — and bonds are included. But that’s less than half of the true budget, which includes federal funds — especially those for health and welfare services — and such things as the fees on college students and pension checks to retired public employees.

All in, spending totals $421.6 billion, although that figure doesn’t appear anywhere in the budget……

……The largest category is the $154.5 billion for health and welfare services, especially the $105.2 billion Medi-Cal program of health care for the poor that now covers more than a third of the 39 million Californians…….

The disparity explains why California politicians are very concerned about the fate of the Affordable Care Act and other federal health funds now that Republicans control Washington.”Dan Walters, Sacramento Bee

KABC reporting that Walter Reed Middle School is losing taxpayer funding because the student body is “too white”!  It turns out that since a 1970s court ruling the racist Los Angeles Unified School District must pay more money to schools that have a ‘white’ student population that is less than 30%!   At Fort Irwin-NTC, federal tax sucker Northrop Grumman issued a WARN, 462 jobs lost by mid-May!

Idaho: U.S. Senators Jim Risch and Mike Crapo, of Idaho, (along with David Perdue of Georgia) reintroduced a bill that would make labor strikes at U.S. ports illegal, for the benefit of foreign companies: “By qualifying the ‘slowdown’ tactic as an unfair labor practice, this bill will ensure businesses can continue to import and export their goods…..:”

In Bannock County it was revealed that Idaho State Police have been investigating the now former Public Works Director, who suddenly ‘retired’ at the end of February.  The investigation began in 2016 when complaints were filed that the Public Works Director was using taxpayer funding for personal projects. Bannock County is currently struggling with a $600-thousand USD shortfall, which cannot be accounted for!

Illinois: The state prison system notified 124 nurses that their jobs were ending in June!  It’s probably in retaliation for the unionized nurses filing an unfair labor practice lawsuit against the state.  City of Danville considering laying off 16 fire fighters due to a contract dispute in which the city lost.

Michigan: Solar panel maker Suniva shutdown its Saginaw factory without warning,  just two years after being praised for creating jobs.  In February Suniva eliminated a shift, at least 60 remaining jobs lost with the sudden shutdown.  Local news media discovered that Suniva still owes Saginaw Township about $20-thousand in taxes!

Nebraska: Fast Cash shutting down its 20 years old Beatrice location, the owner blamed government saying “Currently, they have on paper 3-hundred pages of new regulations to be imposed in the near future and 90 percent of them would just wipe out the mom and pop shops……it just economically didn’t make sense for my family to stay invested in it.”

 New York: Country Valley Industries-ACHIEVE NY shutting down four employment service locations for disabled people, by the end of September.   More proof New York City is unAmerican;New York City is directly in the crosshairs of this budget proposal.   If this is the opening salvo from President Trump, I can tell you he’s about to meet with huge resistance….We’re not gonna take it lying down.”-Bill de Blasio, federal tax sucking Mayor of New York City

Oregon: The federal tax sucking state Department of Environmental Quality eliminating jobs due to lack of federal taxpayer funding.  Administrators blame Donald Trump’s proposed 31% cut in EPA funding.

Texas: Nearly 5-hundred prison employees becoming unemployed at the end of April due to taxpayer funded for-profit Core Civic (formerly known as the proven evil  Corrections Corporation of America) shutting down the Eden Detention Center.  Its the result of a U.S. Department of Justice investigation which proved that corporate run prisons violate human rights and don’t save taxpayers any money!

Washington: At nuke disaster site Hanford, tax sucking contractor CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation warned employees that 250 could lose their jobs because ‘key work’ at the disaster site was considered finished.  Also at Hanford, tax sucker Mission Support Alliance said it was laying off as many as 50 people.

Washington DC: Funded by donations from willing leftist 1% elitists (like Warren Buffet and Bill Gates) and funding forced out of cash strapped taxpayers, PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) and NPR (National Public Radio) declare war on Donald Trump saying his budget proposals would “collapse of the public media system itself and the end of this essential national service.”

West Virginia: Mainly state taxpayer funded West Virginia Public Broadcasting eliminating 20 jobs due to the govna’s proposal to halt all taxpayer funding to the leftist propaganda machine.  It happened here in in Idaho and not only did Idaho PTV survive without tax funding, but its gone further to the left!

WARN=Worker Adjustment & Retraining Notification

Government Shenanigans February 2017: “EVERYTHING IS FINANCIAL”



Colorado Air Militia deploys to Japan against Korea!

01 MAY 2017, video of Colorado National Guard F-16s prepping to deploy for Theater Support Package against Korea:

About 250 air-militia personnel and 12 F-16 Fighting Falcons with the 120th Fighter Squadron, Colorado Air National Guard  deploying to Kadena Air Base, Japan, in support of the U.S. Pacific Command (PacCom) Theater Security Package (TSP).

Don’t blame Trump or Obama, TSPs have been an integral part of U.S. PacCom since March 2004.  Colorado’s F-16 air-militia will be based in Japan for about four months.




Nuke attack hits United States, nearly 6,000 U.S. personnel mobilized!

26 April 2017 / 21:17 UTC-07 Tango 06 (07 Ordibehest 1396/30 Rajab 1438/02 Jia Chen [4th month] 4715)

Bodies were found everywhere after an ‘improvised’ tactical nuke exploded!

On the morning of 25 APR 2017 what’s being called an improvised nuclear bomb exploded near Butlerville, Indiana.

Nearly 6-thousand active duty, reserve and militia personnel from all branches of the service were called in to conduct massive search and rescue ops.

 Wounded silly-vilians also had to undergo CBRN (chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear) decontamination procedures, before they could be treated for their more obvious injuries.

Fake!  It was part of the massive Guardian Response 17 war-game at  Muscatatuck Urban Training Center in Indiana.  However, this was just one of dozens of CBRN (back in the Cold War we called it NBC, nuclear biological chemical) training events held across the U.S., and with other NATO ‘partners’, so far this year!

Some video of Guardian Response 17 training to support the Defense Support of Civil Authorities (DSCA) in the event of a CBRN catastrophe:

In Deleware, USAF C-5Ms were loaded up for the CBRN exercise:

The Great Reneger: Trump fails after tens weeks in The White House!

16 April 2017 (01:15 UTC-07 Tango 06) 27 Farvardin 1396/19 Rajab 1438/20 Jia Chen 4715

“We are going to have to stop being the policemen of the world.”-Donald Trump, September 2016

Since Donald Trump began his U.S. presidency, U.S. ‘police actions’ around the world have increased.  (Trump Flip Flops……War Spending Now Priority)

“Right after his election I said that all will depend on how quickly the existing machine of power will break Trump’s election pledges. It needed ten weeks. …..the [Trump] administration has proved its extreme dependence on the opinion of the Washington establishment, which the new president criticized so strongly in his inauguration speech.”– Dmitry Medvedev, Prime Minister of Russia




“Meet the new boss, same as the old boss!” 

“involuntary separation program”: U.S. Mining/Industry/Logistics layoffs, February 2017

Incomplete list of U.S. Mining/Industrial/Logistics job loss announcements and shutdowns for February 2017.

The largest towing company in the United States, United Road Towing, is now bankrupt and dead?  The evil Too Big to Jail Wells Fargo is now in charge of selling off company assets to the highest bidders.  The bankruptcy is sudden as news reports said the company claimed it made profits in 2016, however, United Road Towing has actually been operating on debt financing and those debts now far outweigh any ‘profits’.  Ironically (yet normal for bankruptcies involving companies) the bankruptcy allowed yet more debt financing so that employees and suppliers could be paid!  There were reports the company expected to emerge from bankruptcy, yet I also saw reports that said the sale of assets had been approved.

Alabama: Beaulieu America shutting down its cable operations in Bridgeport, 332 jobs gone by the end of March!

Alaska: Taxpayer owned Alaska Railroad Corporation laid off 31 people and eliminated 29 positions, blaming an un-recovered economy for creating a forecasted loss of $4.9-million USD for 2017.

Arkansas: HVAC maker Trane shutting down its Fort Smith factory as part of its consolidation plan, 250 jobs lost over the next few months!

California: Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas eliminating jobs in Bakersfield and Los Angeles by the end of March.  Boeing eliminating 1-hundred-plus jobs in El Segundo and Huntington Beach by the end of April.  Upscale sun-glass maker Oakley issued a shutdown WARN for its Ontario operations, 78 jobs gone by the end of July.  The new owner of troubled apparel maker VF Contemporary Brands issued layoff WARNs for its Los Angeles and Vernon ops, 88 jobs gone by April.  Tax sucking maker of parts for inflatable boats, Wing Inflatables, warning that 1-hundred jobs in Arcata could be lost, if they don’t win a multi-million USD tax-sucking contract from the U.S. Navy for Special Warfare Boats!  Material handling specialist Elite Line Services (ELS) shutting down its Los Angeles location, 65 jobs gone by the end of April.  Washington based port operator Puglia Engineering suddenly backed out of its deal to take over a former British empire BAE pier in San Francisco, 184 jobs suddenly gone!  Administrators blame the U.S. tax-sucking British empire’s BAE for selling them a pig-in-a-poke as they discovered $9-million USD in damages to the pier caused by BAE!  Local news media reported that under BAE the pier employed more than 2-hundred people.

Connecticut: In Old Saybrook, Fortune Plastics eliminating 92 jobs by mid-April.

Delaware: What construction industry recovery? window and door maker B.F.Rich shutdown its factory and laid off 130 people!

Florida: In Milton, wholesaler H.T.Hackney eliminating 40 jobs by mid-April.  What construction industry recovery? Door maker Jeld-Wen issued a WARN saying 82 jobs in Kissimmee will go away by the end of March.  Jacksonville based rail transport company CSX announced it will eliminate 1-thousand management level jobs, calling it an “involuntary separation program”!

Illinois: In Chicago, greeting card maker Recycled Paper Greetings issued a shutdown WARN, 64 jobs lost between April and July. In Franklin Park, U.S. Smokeless Tobacco issued a shutdown WARN, 246 jobs lost by May!  Republic of China (Taiwan) based ocean going freight company Yang Ming Marine Transport eliminating 47 jobs in Downers Grove due to consolidation.  Ammo maker Olin laying off 17 people in East Alton as it moves ops to Mississippi.  Local news media reported that in-total more than 180 Olin jobs have left the state since last year!  After 160 years wholesaler distributor Newman & Ullman now dead, local news media were unable to get an official comment from the owner.  The company delivered anything from car parts to restaurant supplies.

Indiana: Texas based steel company CB&I issued a shutdown WARN for its East Chicago coke ops, 149 jobs gone due to loss of contract with Illinois based SunCoke Energy!

Iowa: What automotive industry recovery? Motor-home/RV maker Winnebago Industries suddenly eliminated an undisclosed number of jobs at its factory in Forest City, as well as reduce work hours for remaining employees.  In Cedar Rapids, product developer and promoter Raining Rose laying off 49 people by mid-March.  Americold Logistics issued a shutdown WARN for its Bettendorf location, 43 jobs lost by April.

Michigan: What automotive industry recovery? Penske Vehicle Services issued a layoff WARN, at least 165 people losing their jobs due to losing a contract with General Motors (GM)!  In Flint, American Spiral Weld suddenly furloughed 22 employees due to a sudden crash in sales.

New Jersey:  What construction industry recovery? Crowne Architectural Systems issued a mass layoff WARN for North Bergen, 2-hundred jobs lost by mid-April!  In Mount Laurel, PHH Mortgage eliminating 33 jobs in March.

New York: NRG Energy shutting down power plants across The Empire State, 131 jobs lost between May and June!  Envelope maker Cenveo issued a shutdown WARN for its factory in Orchard Park, 111 jobs lost between March and May!   Mattress maker Ascion issued a shutdown WARN for its factory in Eden, 39 jobs gone by the end of April.  What automotive industry recovery? Penske Vehicle Services eliminating jobs in Bufallo and NYC due to losing a contract with General Motors (GM).

Ohio: Enginetics issued a shutdown WARN for its factory in Eastlake, at least 28 jobs lost by July. Enginetics’ main customer is the tax-sucking U.S. military.  What automotive industry recovery?Penske Vehicle Services issued a WARN for its Lordstown ops due to losing a contract with GM.  Fiat-Chrysler shutting down its Jeep factory in Toledo, 3-thousand-2-hundred jobs lost in April!  Officially the shutdown is due to re-tooling, and production is expected to start back up by the end of the year, however, Toledo Molding & Die says it is forced to shutdown its factory (which supplies the Jeep factory) and layoff 30 people due to Jeep Cherokee production being moved elsewhere!   Another Jeep factory supplier, Piston Automotive,  laying off 52 people for the same reason; Jeep production is leaving Toledo!  DHL Supply Chain, yet another Jeep factory supplier, laying off 277 people!

Pennsylvania: Paper Works eliminating 147 jobs in Philadelphia by mid-April!  CEVA Logistics eliminating 29 jobs in Lewisberry, by April. What construction industry recovery? SBC Building Systems issued a WARN for its Ambridge location, 98 jobs lost by mid-April. In Avonmore, Akers National Roll/ Union Electric Steel eliminating 157 jobs between March and May!  Mesto Minerals eliminating 95 jobs in Washington and Montour counties.  CNX Coal Resources-Consol Energy laid off 2-hundred people due to a state Environmental Hearings Board restriction!

South Carolina:  Tax-sucking maker of fabric armor, DuPont-Kevlar, shutting down its six years old factory in Berkeley due to lack of sales.  Local news reports say DuPont claimed to have invested $500-million USD in the factory, but is now consolidating the work to other factories, resulting in 113 jobs lost in Berkeley County!

Texas: Mining (oil) company Vangard Natural Resources now chapter 11 bankrupt busted. The court approved $50-million debtor-in-possession (DIP) financing through evil Too Big to Jails Citibank, JPMorgan and Wells Fargo Bank.  Oil company Anadarko issued a layoff WARN for its Carrizo Springs ops, 85 jobs lost.  Switzerland based offshore oil company Transocean eliminating 120 Lone Star jobs!  Atwood Oceanics eliminating 86 jobs in Houston.  Storage tank maker PermianLide shutting down its factory in Kilgore, 70 jobs gone by March.  GE (General Electric) eliminating 250 railroad engine jobs in Fort Worth, remaining employees reduced to 32 hours work weeks!   What construction industry recovery? Indiana based mobile home maker Skyline WARNed that if nobody buys their Mansfield factory then all 105 employees will become unemployed by mid-April!  Skyline admin say the Mansfield factory hasn’t made a profit since 2014.

Virginia: Delivery Agent Holdings shutdown its Corzet operations, 134 jobs gone!  However, local news media contacted managers at the Corzet site who said they haven’t been told anything by corporate and the WARN was ‘news to them’, but I did some checking and discovered the shutdown WARN was issued back in December 2016, just shows you how ignorant employees can be (even management)!  In Roanoke, unnamed employees of Illinois based FreightCar America leaked a company memo to local news media revealing that 364 layoffs are in the works for April!  It’s blamed on crashing orders from the rail transportation industry.  Wilson Trucking issued a shutdown WARN for its Fishersville ops, 316 jobs gone by March!

Washington: Crown Resources-Echo Bay Minerals shutting down its operations in Ferry and Okanogan counties, 95 jobs gone by April.

Mining/Industrial/Logistics January 2017:  “INDUSTRY PLUNGED…WE WEREN’T NEEDED ANYMORE”

Militarizing the Cops: Mississippi Militia trains up police!

Mississippi National Guard conducts MARLINSPIKE-2, an operation involving more than 30 federal and state agencies train-up local police/first responders with military tactics and equipment and create Composite Interagency Teams to respond to WMD (Weapons of Mass Destruction) attacks!

UH-72 Lakota training:

Clearing a Building, Port Security, React to WMD:

Lieutenant Colonel Anthony Smith explains MARLINSPIKE-2:


National Guard preps for Catastrophic Event!

The U.S. state of Georgia recently hosted the massive Vigilant Guard 17 part 2 exercise (Vigilant Guard 17 part 1 was held in California & Nevada at the end of 2016):

The exercise is promoted as preparations for natural disasters, however our leaders must be expecting a massive catastrophic event because Vigilant Guard 17-2 included the United States Northern Command, U.S. Coast Guard, National Guard Bureau, Georgia Department of Defense, Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency, South Carolina National Guard, Kentucky National Guard, Florida National Guard, Tennessee National Guard, Virgin Islands National Guard, and included preparations for a Chemical-Biological-Radiological ‘event’!

State militia personnel conduct ‘Hot Zone’ checks onboard a ship, off the coast of Georgia

U.S. Army NorthCom explains Vigilant Guard:


Marijuana saves Colorado! Illegal immigrants protected in Idaho? : September 2016 U.S. FEDERAL, STATE & LOCAL SHENANIGANS

Incomplete list (there’s just too much government BS to be able to keep up with all of it) of U.S. Federal/State/Local Government self-destruct announcements for September 2016:

Arkansas:  July sales tax revenues for the cities of Fayetteville,  Rogers, Springdale, Bentonville were up compared to July of 2015.  There was no immediate explaination for the increase in tax revenues.

Arizona:  Counties are begging the state goverment to raise gas taxes, threatening an increase in property taxes as an alternative.  County leaders point out that since 2008 state administrators have used gas tax revenues for things other than road repairs!

California: Not only has Cupertino based Apple avoided paying its fair share of taxes to the not-so Golden State, as well as Taiwan, United States and European Union, but also failed to pay its fair share of taxes owed to Japan! Apple was apparently offshoring profits made in Japan to its tax haven operations in Ireland.  Once caught Apple administrators quickly agreed to pay Japan $118-million USD in back-due taxes!  Last month The Guardian reported that the Obama regime is threatening the European Union (an ally of the U.S.) for demanding U.S. companies like Apple pay their fair share in taxes!

Colorado: As everything else declines state and local tax revenues from marijuana sales continue to climb, but local news reports say desperate cities addicted to tax revenues are now fighting over how much of the state collections they’ll get, and how they can spend the money.  For an example, the city of Edgewater claims they’ll make $1.2-million USD off the sale of marijuana! 

Idaho: The State Police will stop enforcing a booze law that allows them to crash establishments that serve alcohol during ‘live sex acts’.  It’s the result of a lawsuit that proved that the law being used to harass bars with adult performers is too vague, and possibly unconstitutional.    And the State Police are being sued for the 2013 killing of a Montana man.  The man was questioned by police for 40 minutes before they shot him while he was sitting in the passenger’s seat of his car.  Police claim the license plates didn’t match the man’s car and that there was a gun in the glove box. The family of the victim says police dash-cam video shows their son never threatened police with any gun.  Boise State Public Radio revelaed that the federal government refuses to reveal how many illegal immigrants in Idaho get deported.  The U.S. Department of Homeland Security/Immigration and Customs Enforcement admitted that actual deportations have declined since 2012, due to a focus on immigrants convicted in court of crimes other than immigration violations.   Here in Idaho deportations in 2015 dropped by about 4-hundred compared to 2011.  And in Camas County, actor Bruce Willis‘ plans for a private airport crashed and burned after complaints from residents, and the city of Ketchum claimed it violated local laws.  Apparently the land was zoned specifically for agricultural use.

Indiana: Dearborn County facing crashing riverboat gambling tax collections as analysts expect a 15% decline in the next two years.  Local news reports say the county has been relying on casino taxes to support its budget and even with projected declines the casino tax still brings in the most revenue.

Louisiana: More proof of a Failed State; the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Department eliminating 26 jobs, directly blaming crashing sales tax revenues.

Michigan: More proof of a Failed State; Montcalm County eliminating 20 jobs due to crashing tax revenues.  Operating costs have outpace tax revenues by $2-million USD per year since 2012!  Detroit Metropolitan Airport claims skyrocketing revenues from fees charged to airlines, to vendors and for parking.  Thomas Naughton, CEO of the airport, credits “…increased demand and air service opportunities that have resulted in part by keeping our airline rates competitive…” Grand Rapids owned Indian Trails Golf Course threatening the city budget due to its $2.8-million income tax funded renovation.  The problem is that optimistic city leaders expected almost $700-thousand from customer fees to help repay the renovation, which is now 50 days behind schedule.

Mississippi: The city of Jackson eliminating 28 jobs in an attempt to balance their budget.  In Leake County, the troubled taxpayer funded Mormon corporate run Management and Training Corporation’s (MTC) Walnut Grove child prison shutdown after a lawsuit revealed years of sexual abuse, illicit drugs and physical abuse of child prisoners by corporate correctional officers.

Missouri: Kansas City reports a 58% increase in revenues due to its ‘special’ property and sales tax created to fund its new downtown public transportation streetcars.  However, analysts point out that most of the increased revenues took place before the streetcar system went into operation and that the actuall economic impact of the new streetcar system is not yet knowable.

Nebraska: The Omaha Public Power District eliminating an ‘estimated’ 4-hundred jobs at the soon to be shutdown Fort Calhoun nuke plant!

New Mexico: The state Department of Tourism shutting down 50% of its visitor centers claiming its due to lack of use, but its really because the gov’na ordered a 5% reduction in spending.

Oklahoma:  Oklahoma City revealed sales tax revenues continue to crash, and ordered more city government layoffs.  The city needs to cut an additional $4.5-million USD.  Reduced tax collections forced Comanche County to reduce next year’s budget by $204-thousand.

Pennsylvania: Local news reports say the city of Hazelton is short $813-thousand in tax collections, yet the mayor is asking for a 5% increase in spending so he can hire more people.

Tennessee: Evil Nashville based tax-sucking for profit prison company CCA (Corrections Corporation of America) laid off 55 HQ employees due to the federal government ending reliance on corporate run, yet still taxpayer funded, prisons.

Texas: Brown County reports that all cities within the county are suffering crashing sales tax revenues, for the fourth month in a row.  However, some cities leaders swear their sales tax collections will be up for the year.   The city of Plainview unanimously adopted a new budget that increased property values (a backdoor way of increasing property taxes) without hearing any public comment on the budget plan.

Virginia: City of Falls Church claims hard-to-believe tax revenues from a two months old mega-gorcery store/apartment complex combo, and that’s despite a sudden change of corporate ownership.  The city council is crediting the new mega-gorcery store/apartment complex for helping create almost $500-thousand USD more than what was expected in fiscal year tax collections.  The city of Fredericksburg claims an across the board increase in tax revenues.  City leaders credit tourism for most of the tax revenue increases. Fairfax County wants to rape the tourists even more by proposing a 4% meal tax!  Residents will vote on the proposal in November. 

Washington: King County claims their local economy is strong, yet property tax revenues continue to go down.  County leaders warn they must cut $22-million USD from next year’s budget, meaning jobs.    Davis County wants to massively jack up property taxes for 2017.  Leaders want an additional $7.2-million for county operations and $1.25-million for the county library system.   

Washington DC: More proof of a Failed State; the Congress passed yet anther short term spending bill to avoid federal government shutdown.  The new spending bill is good only until December, and will cost taxpayers trillions of U.S. dollars.  Federal tax collector Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced it must kill-off more than 7-thousand jobs between now and 2024, due to crashing hard copy filings of income tax ‘returns’!    The massive layoffs will directly affect the states of California, Kentucky, Missouri, Texas and Utah.

Wisconsin: The ijiot ‘Right to Work’ you over gov-na Scott Walker is now so desperate to save his Failed State economy he’s proposing a sales tax holiday on school supply items.  If the state cheese-weenie-head ‘lawmakers’ approve it it’ll go into effect in the 2017-19 school year.

WARN=Worker Adjustment & Retraining Notification




End of Days? U.S. Forest Service and Department of Defense spend your taxes buying more firefighting planes, because they expect the wildfire season to get worse!



July 2016 U.S. Federal/State/Local Government Shenanigans

Incomplete list of U.S. Federal/State/Local Government self-destruct announcements for July 2016:

Arizona:  Due to crashing tax funding the state Health Care Cost Containment System denied Medicaid to 3-thousand 5-hundred refugees and immigrants, as far back as October 2015!  The city of Scottsdale just spent $4-million tax-dollars buying a man’s property, then asking the man to continue living there rent free!  It’s all part of the city’s plan to ‘protect’ the world’s largest urban nature preserve.  The man who sold out is now basically a park ranger in exchange for somewhere to live.  The city of Tempe is being pushed to considering changing laws, and possibly spending tax dollars, to create a ‘tiny home community’.  The idea is to cram 11 living spaces on two thirds of an acre.  The tiny homes are tiny versions of mobile homes which, ironically, are being promoted in response to Tempe’s growing mobile home eviction rate!

California:  The Golden State’s Cap-n-Trade program is praised for reducing pollution, criticized for killing jobs, and now the courts want to know what the ‘elected’ lawmakers are doing with the money!  The program forces industries to bid on auctioned ‘permits’ to produce pollution. Whistleblowers revealed that revenues are far short of what was expected, but nobody is saying what’s being done with the money.

Connecticut: More proof of Failed State-ism, after already eliminating 825 taxpayer funded jobs the ‘elected’ government announced more layoffs.  Apparently the layoffs will continue until 2-thousand 5-hundred taxpayer funded jobs have been eliminated! However, local news media report that state agencies might be rebelling against the gov’na’s plans, by re-hiring laid off employees into newly created lower paying positions!

Florida: At MacDill Air Force Base, IAP Worldwide laying off 45 people by the end of September. At Kennedy Space Center, Chenga Security & Support Solutions eliminating 272 jobs by the end of September!  At Eglin AFB, InDyne eliminating 641 jobs by the end of September!

Georgia: In Atlanta, after 35 years privately funded homeless shelter Open Door Community shutdown due to the cost of keeping the aged building open. Local news reports said this will burden the city run homeless ops, which are already being cut due to crashing taxpayer funding.

Idaho: The Idaho Statesman revealed that a plurality of ‘elected’ christian lawmakers are covered under taxpayer funded healthcare for full time employees.  The reasons this is a scandal are that Idaho’s lawmakers are legally considered part time employees, and the fact that at least 78-thousand Idahoans are not covered by ObamaCare insurance.  According to InsideGov.com, Congressman Raul Labrador claims his net worth is negative $216-thousand USD!   A ranch family is suing Adams County after two deputies shot and killed Jack Yantis.   Admas County Sheriff claims his deputies were about to put down one of Yantis’ bulls, after it had been hit by a car, when Yantis showed up and threatened them with a gun.  All deputies on scene blasted Yantis to death. The family disputes the Sheriff’s version of what happened.  A Deputy Fire Chief in Nampa was fired after revealing that two apartment complexes weren’t safe for disabled people.  A federal court judge now says there’s enough evidence for Doug Strosnider, the now former Deputy Fire Chief, to file a ‘whistleblower’ lawsuit against Nampa.   The ongoing drought is forcing the state Water Resource Board to spend $7.2 million tax-dollars to boost water recharge of the Eastern Snake Plain Aquifer.

Illinois: A prime example of Failed State; Winnebago County will conduct layoffs due to multimillion-dollar budget shortfalls.  The county is short nearly $1.6-million USD on just personnel expenses, and sales tax funding for 2017 are expected to be short by as much as $8.8-million!  The Madden Shelter/Residential Program shutting down in Chicago, Bartlett and Des Plaines, 145 jobs gone starting now!

Louisiana: For profit prison operator GEO eliminating 80 prison jobs at Allen Correctional Center.   To save money the Louisiana Department of Corrections wants to downgrade the ‘correctional center’ to a simple jail.

Michigan: The number of tax-sucking state employees charged with the city of Flint’s water catastrophe now numbers nine.   All are basically charged with covering up what they knew was criminal action by contractors.  The state administrators charged worked for the state Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Environmental Quality.  Flint’s former utilities manager has also been charged.

New Jersey: “Gov. Chris Christie’s executive order to freeze transportation projects could wind up costing construction contractors millions in additional expenses and force layoffs to thousands of construction workers…”-Burlington County times

The U.S. Justice Department now suing two former executives of New Jersey based military contractor Louis Berger Group.  Those executives pled guilty to ripping off $50-million tax-dollars for work not done in Afghanistan,  Iraq and other parts of the world the U.S. is occupying.

New York: “The Campaign for One New York, the now-defunct nonprofit dedicated to promoting New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s agenda, raised $60,000 during the first six months of 2016… …the mayor decided to shut down amid federal and state investigations into……..whether the mayor traded government action in return for donations…”The Wall Street Journal 

Also,  federal investigators are looking into current ‘elected’ mayor Bill de Blasio’s connection to the sale of Long Island College Hospital. Supposedly the buyer of the hospital is a property developer with direct connections to de Blasio’s assistants.  The city of New York paying more than $2-million tax dollars for the death of an autistic boy.  The death happened in 2013, after the Queens school somehow failed to notice the autistic boy left the campus.  He was found three months later (in January 2014) in the East River.   The state Department of Financial services now investigating foreclosure actions against people with reverse mortgages. In The Empire State there are escalating cases where old people who got reverse mortgages (you know, those home equity loans that claim you can live in your home for the rest of your life) are being foreclosed on by those very reverse mortgage lenders!

North Carolina: Between January and July, state employment administrators received notice of the elimination of more than 8-thousand 5-hundred jobs in the private sector!

Oregon: The city of Portland is pushing ahead with the shutdown of a homeless camp, despite not providing a viable alternative for the increasing number of homeless people (an estimated 5-hundred people now live in the Springwater Corridor).

Texas: Taxsucking Lockheed Martin eliminating more than 1-hundred jobs at Randolph Air Force Base, by September!  Despite many Texas leaders claiming to be ‘christians’, the city of Dallas is pushing ahead with shutting down homeless camps despite threats of lawsuits by the ACLU.  Local news reports say the number of homeless people has doubled since May!    “Yeshua [Jesus of Nazareth] said to him, ‘Foxes have lairs and birds of the sky have shelters, but The Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.’”-Matthew 8:20, Aramaic Bible

Virginia: Arlington based Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is offering $4-million tax-dollars to any company that can meet its Cyber Grand Challenges for 2016.  That includes creating an automated computer hacking system!

Washington: At the Hanford nuclear vitrification plant U.S. Department of Energy contractor Bechtel eliminating 45 jobs, but in another report claimed they will continue to fill 3-hundred positions! Company administrators basically said 45 eliminated positions were found to be “inefficient”.

Washington DC: Taxsucking military contractor Lockheed Martin announced that 350 jobs will be eliminated from their Mission Systems and Training operations!

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!

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.”