Caught On Video: This Is All That's Left Of Sears Canada
On October 11, we reported that the now defunct Sears Canada announced plans to liquidate its remaining 150 stores instead of restructuring, the latest admission of brick and mortar defeat in the war with Amazon, with the result some 12,000 job losses in the coming weeks. The Canadian version of Sears is the latest victim of department-store decline that’s swept North America as shoppers gravitate online. While the retailer has dabbled in pop-up stores and e-commerce, its distribution centers aren’t as automated as Amazon.com Inc. or even Canadian peer Hudson’s Bay Co., which last year opened its own robotic facility to accelerate online orders.
For thousands of soon to be unemployed Sears Canada workers and retirees the future of their pensions remains in limbo: Sears Canada has 18,000 retirees and beneficiaries whose monthly pensions its has to address. A motion was filed in August for a windup of the plan, which would require the company to pay the full C$266.8 million deficit, according to the filing. That motion has been postponed until at least Nov. 30.
There is also the question of what happens to all the local malls that suddenly find themselves without 150 anchor tennants. The Sears bankruptcy comes two years after Target's liquidation left a hole in many of the country’s malls, which made it tougher for Sears Canada to find buyers for its real estate and leases.
What there is zero confusion about however, is what happens to liquidating stores once their employees - aware their termination is imminent - lose all interest in even pretending to keep up an appearance of normalcy.
The answer is shown in the following video from Vtography, which was taken in the Fairview Mall in Toronto on October 22, 2017, and which captures the chaos from a liquidation sale at, well, liquidating Sears Canada. All that's missing from the post-apocalyptic scenes are the zombies.
Sears Canada liquidation sale chaos
This 1' 05" video was published by VTOGRAPHY on Oct 22, 2017: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IALvCZsuBg
[Ron: WHEN will the penny drop Pilgrims?
The future doesn’t need our labour and almost no one wants to have a serious discussion about it despite the fact that deep down many know its true. We can no longer justify the jobs and wages that we have now. Humans are less productive than the cheaper machines replacing them to the point that not only do we fail to justify more jobs and higher wages, we can no longer justify the jobs and wages that we have now. Unlike in the first and second Industrial Revolutions, technology isn’t making our work faster or more productive, its replacing the need for our work altogether. This is an irreversible trend. Moreover, monetary policy controled by private banksters is exacerbating the problem by financing mega trans-national corporations like Amazon at the expense of smaller corporations and the independent businesses in Mainstreet USA and elsewhere.
By now it should be very obvious that a tiny band of mega trans-national corporations, owned by giant banks and their Talmudic bankster and financial controllers, are rapidly destroying the pseudo Capitalist world we thought we knew, using zero tax liabilities after credits and exemptions ... while their workers and employees paid between 25 - 30% in taxes. The rate for the minority of corporations, which paid any tax, was 14%. James Petras says:
'According to the US Internal Revenue Service, billionaire tax evasion amounts to $458 billion dollars in lost public revenues every year - almost a trillion dollars every two years by this conservative estimate.The largest US corporations sheltered over $2.5 trillion dollars in overseas tax havens where they paid no taxes or single digit tax rates. Meanwhile US corporations in crisis received over $14.4 trillion dollars (Bloomberg claimed 12.8 trillion) in public bailout money, split between the US Treasury and the Federal Reserve, mostly from US tax payers, who are overwhelmingly workers, employees and pensioners.'
See eg: How Billionaires Become Billionaires - http://abundanthope.net/pages/Political_Information_43/How-Billionaires-Become-Billionaires.shtml
The humongous subsidies that are covertly extracted from the general population are being funnelled to a small cabal of banksters and corporatists enabling them to fund corporate takeovers and buybacks with the resultant mega corporations being used to electronically centralise information exchange and the manufacture and distribution of goods and services so that they can replace human labour with robots. That process is occurring at an exponential rate which will soon replace so many employed workers that governments will be unable to tax the remaining wage and salary earners sufficiently to provise adequate welfare payments and services to those who are unemployed; let alone retirees, children and the sick and disabled.
At that point humanity MUST "get the MEMO" and decide to CHANGE our cosmically unlawful, corporatist, pseudo Capitalist monetary enslavement system because it is rapidly impoverished most of humanity. If comprehensive change does not occur, chaos will ensue as the corporate owners of planetary resources and our manufacturing and distribution systems allow billions of people to starve to death. See eg: The Permanent Unemployment & Underemployment Economy – http://abundanthope.net/pages/Political_Information_43/The-Permanent-Unemployment-Underemployment-Economy.shtml
Currently this occurs in the Third World BUT if a critical mass of humans do not soon decide to end corporatist control of the planet's resources and the infrastructure and productive facilities needed to sustain human life here, First World economies will experience similar problems to those already killing millions in underdeveloped countries. The core mechanism for criminal ownership of governments and the planet's resources and infrastructure is private ownership of corporations. See eg: How Interlinked Corporations Rule The World. - http://abundanthope.net/pages/Political_Information_43/How-Interlinked-Corporations-Rule-The-World.shtml
Currently our global banking and financial controllers have rigged the global legal system so that corporations are considered to have all the benefits and more, of PERSONHOOD, which is a unique characteristic of flesh and blood human beings. See eg: Citizens United v. FEC: Corporate Personhood Must be Eliminated if Humanity is to Survive. – http://abundanthope.net/pages/Ron_71/Citizens-United-v-FEC-Corporate-Personhood-Must-GO-if-Humanity-is-to-Survive.shtml
Among other things that means that the human individuals who own the corporations and keep the profits acquired by those corporations (and so-called charitable foundations) can avoid payment of income taxes by various subterfuges although they control a preponderance of global industry and commerce. As many corporations (and all charitable foundations) fail to pay income taxes or pay very little compared to the profits they make, governments (which are often privately owned corporations. For instance the Reserve Bank of Australia (Australia's Central Bank) is wholly owned by the Australian Government AND the Australian Government is actually a corporation that is registered with the Securities Exchange Commission in Washington D.C... ) and the communities they ostensible serve, must perforce levy ever increasing personal income taxes on individuals. Apart from the fact that this is a zero sum exercise, levying income taxes on earning from personal work and effort by individuals is unlawful in divine (cosmic) law terms.
So, as with almost everything else in our world, this situation is “arse backwards”. Corporations are the only entities that should pay income taxes but because of criminally unlawful laws and arrangements they pay very little tax on their earnings. This has resulted in ever fewer corporations and their shareholders, owning almost everything in our world.
In Which Companies Have The Most Tax Havens? - http://abundanthope.net/pages/Political_Information_43/Which-Companies-Have-The-Most-Tax-Havens.shtml, Niall McCarthy provides an example of how this is done.
‘Multinational companies based in the United States are able to avoid paying an estimated $100 billion in federal income tax every year through the use of tax havens. A recent report from the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy has found that 366 of America's largest 500 companies maintain 9,755 tax haven subsidiaries holding over $2.6 trillion in accumulated profits. Despite only having three tax haven subsidiaries in Ireland, Apple stashes the most cash off shore by far, some $246 billion which helps the company avoid $76.7 billion in U.S. taxes.
The Goldman Sachs Group maintains the most tax havens of any large U.S. company by far with 905 in total. That includes 511 in the Cayman Islands (though the company does not have an office there), 183 in Luxembourg, 52 in Ireland and 41 in Mauritius. Morgan Stanley is in second place with 619 tax haven subsidiaries while ThermoFisher Scientific rounds off the top three with 199. Even though small island nations like Bermuda and the Cayman Islands are notorious for tax avoidance schemes, the Netherlands is actually the country most frequently used as a tax haven by American companies.'
Amazon typifies this trend in which a handful of giant trans-national corporations are destroying their smaller competitors leaving a tiny group of corporate shareholders (who own the giant corporations via interlocking shareholdings) dominating and controlling most of the global market in goods and services. Moreover, those corporations pay a small fraction of the income taxes they should be paying causing governments (which the same small group of banksters and financiers also own and/or control) to impose higher taxes, fewer social services and ever more severe austerity on the rest of their citizen populations. Greece is the typical example of this trend but other nations are already suffering also.
You don’t have to be a genius to realise that this situation cannot continue much longer without chaos and/or the banksters’ New World Order being the result. IF 7.3 billion humans do not take back their power and responsibility for self government by eliminating corporate personhood and the covert global governing dictatorship exercised by the owners of mega trans-national corporations, humanity will be reduced to the status of pet guinea pigs, kept alive, if at all, by charitable handouts by the owners of those corporations.
The solution to the problems associated with the rise of electronic and technological productivity is simple but it requires a leap in consciousness by a critical mass of humans. That increase in consciousness has to be spiritual in nature because we cannot solve the problems created by past materialist attitudes using the same materialist thinking that created them.
The only reason that the replacement of human labour by electronic technology and robots is destroying our global society is that humanity has been socially engineered to believe that we are wage slaves who must labour to pay banksters and private corporations, including privately owned corporate governments, for our right to survive. Humanity has also been mind controlled to believe the money meme is needed to enable individuals and societies to exist. That is false. The money meme is merely a diabolical mechanism used to separate, isolate and cause human individuals to compete with and fight each other rather than co-operate and share resources to attain health, wealth and happiness for all, in community.
In truth, technology and artificial robotic intelligence are God-given tools designed to assist humans to grow and develop at the appropriate time in their evolution. This process should have commenced a century ago when Nikola Tesla was gifted with much scientific and technical knowledge meant to assist humanity on this planet to develop and grow into higher consciousness. Tesla's inventions and patents were stolen and suppressed and used only by global banksters and their Deep State minions and enablers. The same suppression treatment was meted out to Royal Raymond Rife and many others. As a result humanity here has largely remained ignorant and almost unconscious while the controllers of the Deep State covertly used hyperphysics and various advanced technologies, and benefited from their use.
Electronic, technological and robotic developments presage humanity's coming Golden Age on this planet. When it happens everyone will finally be free of perpetual drudgery and enslavement. Those who cannot see this prospect or refuse to accept it will be moved by Universe Management to other planets more suited to their level of personal spiritual development when Space Fleet evacuates the planet due to the coming Magnetic Reversal and Earth Changes.
All that is required for us to appreciate and benefit from the freedom and abundance that technology will provide, is the ability to SHARE AND CARE instead of ego-centrically clinging to a dystopic past controlled by banksters and corporatists. A critical mass of humans needs to understand that the money meme is merely an enslavement device, and reject it. The future belongs to those who seek to serve others more than self so that human life will be lived in sharing, caring communities instead of fragmented, antagonistic societies based on competition and the pursuit of gain at the expense of others.
To develop caring and sharing communities we need to develop a higher consciousness that rejects the materialism fostered by millenia of acceptance of the money meme. Money is a mental construct developed by those who seek to control and exploit others. It has no value other than what we project upon it. All its members can thrive spiritually and physically once a community understands that health, welfare and abundance for all depends not on "money" but on the shared physical work and ingenuity of community members carefully using and conserving available physical resources provided by the planet. The model for this is the family and extended family which our current society has all but destroyed in favour of extreme individualism typified by nuclear and single parent families, LGBTism and falling birth rates that fail to ensure the continued existence of communities.
As a first step towards a Golden Age of freedom and abundance, communities need to control and eventually eliminate money creation and use and to ensure that ALL community members are catered for without anyone hording wealth for any reason. Proper control of money creation and its use without usury will quickly result in abundance for all. Concomitantly, the criminal legal system created by our global matrix controllers, including the creation of FAUX legal persons called corporations, must be eliminated.
Corporations are fictions created by humans using bits of paper and electronic digits. They have no real existence. Currently, corporations granted legal (BUT unlawful in Divine, cosmic terms) PERSONHOOD are used by the global matrix controllers (aka Jewish banksters and their hidden controllers) to own and control most governments and almost all trans-national corporations that dominate the global economy. That situation must be eliminated if humans on this planet are to be free. For discussion on this aspect see eg: Citizens United v. FEC: Corporate Personhood Must be Eliminated if Humanity is to Survive. See: http://abundanthope.net/pages/Ron_71/Citizens-United-v-FEC-Corporate-Personhood-Must-GO-if-Humanity-is-to-Survive.shtml
Think about it. The only reason that the advent of technology and robots etc poses a problem for global human society is that the technology is owned by a tiny group of private individuals who use interlocking shareholdings to own and control the technology owning corporations. Moreover, that tiny group of plutocrats keep all the profits from the use of that technology when ALL of that profit should be equitably shared with the workers that produce it and the rest of humanity. Today, profits created by technology and robots are NOT earned by the personal efforts of those who own them under our current unlawful legal system. That situation is what must be changed. Folk who refuse to see that are part of the problem.
Be aware also that proposed capitalist solutions like Universal Basic income (UBI) schemes or other government dole arrangements will not solve the problem because they are mired in the materialist thinking that has led us to this situation.
UBI and similar dole schemes are in many ways welfare for capitalists. If people receive UBI or some other dole, they can then drive for Uber or work for Task Rabbit et al at even lower wages because UBI or the dole subsidises the meager pay checks of the pseudo sharing economy that Uber and Task Rabbit represent. The parent TECH companies take home the profit while facing even less pressure to pay out living wages and benefits to their non employee, employees.
Moreover a UBI would give everyone the same amount thus destigmatising government assistance. But that would mean that wealthy people in society would get the same stipend as everyone else. Hence the word universal. The wealth gap and inequality would continue to grow along with the burgeoning, increasingly underpaid slave class which would be an unsustainable long term result. Why? Because a Universal Basic Income would be just enough to allow people to survive rather than thrive. Poverty, or at least dependence would be institutionalised as indeed it is now in many places. At best, most of the population would be like uinea pigs, pets, people without a purpose who just get government pay checks. Moreover, if a UBI was to replace employment while leaving control of production of goods and services under the control of mega robot owing trans-national corporations humanity would be at the mercy of the owners and controllers of those corporations.
This is why the solution MUST BE a true increase in consciousnes ie a spiritual development.].
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How Interlinked Corporations Rule The World. See: http://abundanthope.net/pages/Political_Information_43/How-Interlinked-Corporations-Rule-The-World.shtml
How Billionaires Become Billionaires - http://abundanthope.net/pages/Political_Information_43/How-Billionaires-Become-Billionaires.shtml
Collusion for Illusion: Australia’s “Big 4″ Banks are All Owned by the Same Financial Interest. See: http://abundanthope.net/pages/Political_Information_43/Collusion-for-Illusion-Australia-s-Big-4-Banks-are-All-Owned-by-the-Same-Financial-Interest.shtml
The Permanent Unemployment & Underemployment Economy – http://abundanthope.net/pages/Political_Information_43/The-Permanent-Unemployment-Underemployment-Economy.shtml
Citizens United v. FEC: Corporate Personhood Must be Eliminated if Humanity is to Survive. – http://abundanthope.net/pages/Ron_71/Citizens-United-v-FEC-Corporate-Personhood-Must-GO-if-Humanity-is-to-Survive.shtml
Which Companies Have The Most Tax Havens? - http://abundanthope.net/pages/Political_Information_43/Which-Companies-Have-The-Most-Tax-Havens.shtml
Corporations Masquerading as Government in Australia & World Wide. See: http://abundanthope.net/pages/Political_Information_43/Corporations-Masquerading-as-Government-in-Australia-World-Wide.shtml
Australian Green Party Leader admits Global Warming is Really all about World Government. See: http://abundanthope.net/pages/Political_Information_43/Australian-Green-Party-Leader-admits-Global-Warming-is-Really-all-about-World-Government.shtml