The Royal Canadian Mint isn’t as profitable as it used to be – it wants to make more money.
The Mint is struggling financially. Sales are down, layoffs, poor morale, and business lines being shut down all add up to a 61% drop in profits.
The executive tried to turn things around by spending millions of dollars on new executive offices. So far this hasn’t worked. (Rumors are they got a deal on the construction because they pay in cash.)
Another idea is to capitalize on the worldwide popularity of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau by striking a new coin with his image. The Mint chose a popular topless image of Trudeau sporting a “Sunny Ways” tattoo.
The coin sports the same image on both sides as Trudeau did not want the coin to be used for games of chance. A 2 headed coin makes it impossible to flip.
Although many Albertans are saying it has 2 tails as it has the picture of an ass on it.
Some are calling it the Nudie, the Trudie, or the Sunny what would you call this coin?
President Trump’s mass deportation of 8 Million people could result in 3-4 million stray pets roaming cities – or worse.
Pet lovers worldwide are horrified as they know that President Trump’s mass Deportation plan does not include pets. Roughly 36% of households have dogs (1.6 / household) and 30% cats (2.1 / per household) (Read More>) plus birds, fish, lizards, snakes, turtles, horses, and chickens.
There could be over 3 million homeless pets let loose across the country. Worse – there could be over 3 million pets to be exterminated.
Either way the results will be extremely sad. Local communities and animal shelters will be overrun trying to manage. Finding the funds to pay for looking after them will be a huge challenge.
Now is the time to act to get enough resources before it happens.
President Trump’s plan to quickly deport millions of families will cost $billions. This provides an opportunity for travel companies with effective apps to make huge profits.
President Trump’s new executive order could mass deport over 8 Million people. Insiders estimate that the cost of arrest, detainment, and transportation will cost America at least $5,000 each or $40,000,000,000!
When it comes to deportations, the standard for efficiency was set by Germany in the 1940’s
This requires staff, equipment and facilities that the American government does not have. They don’t want to spend billions on a project they will complete in a few years. The final solution will come from fast adapting travel companies. An instant gold rush for companies who have the technology and flexibility to supply these resources under contract. UberCuff, Airbednbars, and even the Trump Organization are acting fast to cash in on the spending spree.
How it works – The Arrest:
The Department of Homeland Security will hire a large force of officers to investigate and arrest the illegal families (another large expense). They will have an UberCuff app to call up the closest armed detainment vehicle, of the right size, to haul deportees to the nearest detainment center. The app will sort them and they will be held until there is a full load to deport.
Google Location and phone provider tracking technology could give Homeland Security valuable information to easily locate their targets. Wireless companies are losing these customers anyway so it will be a last chance to make some money off them. They might also be able to work out a deal to get the phone back for resale.
How it works – Sorting and Detention:
Like UberCuff, Airbednbars has the ability to use applications to provide detention centers.They can hold and sort the families with maximum efficiency and lowest cost to the American Government.
They can manage the vacancies for all available detention centers nationally and make them available as soon as the victims are arrested. They are also sourcing cheaper facilities in Mexico and Canada.
Dropping off a planeload during a full blown Somalia famine is not a cakewalk!
When it comes to deportations, the standard for efficiency was set by Germany in the 1940’s. ” We would love to do things as well as they did but they had it easier using trains for shipping and the loads all went to the same destination.” “We have families who came from the Middle East, South America, and Africa. Dropping off a planeload during a full blown Somalia famine is not a cakewalk, but with modern technology and the right funding it can be done.”
Other business opportunities:
What will happen to their personal belongings after the arrest? The producers of reality shows could be interested. Storage Wars could auction it off but the government would want a share in the profits,the Trump Organization would want the broadcast rights. Some have suggested that producers of Hoarders could use their connections to manage the belongings for free.
Medical Tourism. Returning empty planes is not cost effective. With the cancellation affordable healthcare Americans could travel to third world counties for their medical treatments and save.
Destiny Diets. A new trend where people travel to places with a lack of food (Sudan) or food that they don’t like (China). It forces them to loose weight without challenging their willpower.
The cost of properly figuring out where to deport them to could take months. To save on costs Homeland Security will use profiling apps to quickly separate the families into loads based on race, religion, and citizenship. Within days – even hours they could be on a plane leaving the country.
How it works – Shipping:
Two companies seek contracts to supply planes for the deportation – UberAir and DONAIR (a division of the Trump Organization). UberAir has the apps that will make the process efficient. UberAir apps will take real time inventories at the detention centers and match them to available airplanes. Once they have a load that fits the available planes they can ship it. The app will also send reports back to the arresting agents informing them of demographic gaps that are holding up current shipments.
DONAIR does not have the apps but it has the connections politically and through it’s investors. It is predicted that UberAir will only get the contract if they share the app technology with President Trump’s company.
Under Trump’s orders, however, everyone will be detained. The mandatory detention of all undocumented immigrants would cost $902 million a year, or $9 billion over a decade. Read More>
How it works – after:
The Trump team wants to make sure they have a one time Final Solution to insure the families don’t return to America. In many cases the country they are shipped to will take care of it through things like – government oppression / violence or natural disasters such as the famine in Africa.
As many as 6 million people could be deported back to Mexico. It is rumored that Prime Minister Trudeau wants them in Canada. Low cost skilled labour, coupled with the low Canadian dollar and abundant natural resources could make Canada a manufacturing powerhouse. If the price of oil rises again the cost of shipping from factories in Asia would put them out of business. Trudeau’s multicultural vision could make Canada an economic powerhouse.
The uncertainty of President Trump’s policies is causing American Fast food chains to bail out. Seeking economic and political stability outside America is their plan for future success.
Uncertainty over President Trump’s policies on corporate tax rates, International business relations, and immigration policies has left American businesses wide open for sale to foreign companies.
They are preparing to close American restaurants when Trump deports thousands of their employees and customers
Fast food chains Burger King and Popeyes are some of the first to go and have been purchased by 3G Capital of Brazil. Both companies – major employers of new immigrants – have watched President Trump try to deport many of their staff and has put others under constant harassment.
His secrecy around his economic policies and restrictions on foreign expansion proved too risky for them. They quickly sold to 3G who will run them out of their Tim Horton’s Coffee business in Canada.
This move will allow them to take advantage of lower Canadian corporate taxes and the political stability of Justine Trudeau’s Liberal government. They feel they have a better opportunity to manage any crises caused by Trump policies and continue to grow internationally. They are preparing to close American restaurants when Trump deports thousands of their employees and customers.
After President Trump leaves office their international business will put them in a strong position to rebuild verses the companies that stay in America and try to weather the storm.
Disgruntled Ex-employees hacked into the PC Plus program and increased member’s points by millions. Loblaw reset all passwords to stop access to the points until they could resolve the problem.
Quick thinking at Loblaw may have saved the company millions of dollars. After it was discovered that hackers had added hundreds of millions in counterfeit PC points to member accounts they reset all of the passwords on the system to buy time to remove the fake points before they are redeemed.
Find the poorly trained staff who would redeem the points without noticing.
It seems that ex-employees had hacked the system and added the points – both to redeem themselves with fake cards – and to cost the company millions in redemptions. It is not clear how many points were redeemed so far. The hackers had targeted one of Loblaw’s hiring periods where they over-hire part-time staff and provide little training. This helps weed out new hires without experience proper training.
Knowing this practice, the hackers understood it would be weeks before their unusually large redemptions would be noticed – they just had to find the poorly trained staff who would redeem the points without noticing.
Recent issues with Canadian Rewards Programs:
Tim Hortons increased the prizes for Roll up the Rim to Win and missed their profit objectives Read More>
Air Miles changed the terms of their expiry policy Read More>
Insiders say the problem goes back to a pricing program they were developing and testing in Provigo and Loblaw stores in 2015/16. Company analysts were using their customer’s shopping data from their PC Card to develop variable pricing programs designed to charge customers the highest price possible.
Shoppers noticed the checkout price was higher than what they saw on the shelf
In the dairy department for example, they knew that stay at home women are generally more price conscious with milk men or working women. So they would adjust prices up or down depending which of these groups was shopping. Catching men who were picking up milk on the way home from work was a prime target. They didn’t worry about the price – they just wanted to make a quick purchase and leave.
The problem with the program is that when they put the price up price sensitive shoppers noticed the price at the checkout was more than the shelf price. They started to realize that the price was being changed throughout the day and complained. This caused executives to immediately drop the program and the staff was fired.
We will have to wait and see:
Will the hackers be caught and charged with an offense?
How many of the counterfeit points were redeemed?
Will members who redeemed their PC Plus points have to pay them back?
Did Loblaw have time to remove the extra points?
We would be interested to hear from PC Plus members – do you have a story to share?
A walk to commemorate the Underground Railroad during Black History Month became an opportunity for refugee families to escape the United States.
An event to commemorate the Underground Railroad of the 1800’s showed how things haven’t changed much. As participants walked the routes taken by slaves as they escaped their American owners, they were joined by hundreds of refugees. The refugees who used the event and snowstorms as cover to cross the border were fearful of the anti-Muslim policies that President Trump and his supporters are implementing.
The refugees understand that the better times that Trump is bringing America back to is the 1800’s when white men were in complete control of the country. They are trying to get their families out while it is still safe for them.