Well dang pwrwgnman, sure hate to hear about that, but sounds like there might be some opportunity out there after all, good info there rebel, hopefully someone can find some help in this.
I feel ya' on the unemployment thing, pwrwgnman, lost my job twice this year in about as many months, they messed up my second claim, told me my claim was still open from the first time I had filed so all I had to do was just keep filing each week. Come to find out, they had closed my claim, I had to start over and was not going to get paid for that first week! Gotta love this, I was checking my bank last night, and on 10/28, I received a credit for the payment I should have received the week of 7/4, and that was after they had denied my appeal and said they still weren't going to pay me! Nice little surprise, but just illustrates how inefficient the system is.
Best of luck to ya, man, and please keep us posted on how things work out for you 'cause I'm rootin' for ya'!!!!