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  • Hard Times for Retail Stores: Obama's Fault, not Amazon's

    01/06/2017 1:19:13 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 30 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | January 6, 2017 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Reflections on the future of retailÖ As the new year began, right in the midst of outgoing Resident Barack Obamaís ever-more-urgent pleas for a ďlegacy,Ē two announcements hit the news: the family of Sears and K-Mart will close yet another 109 K-Marts and another 41 Searsí stores in 2017, and Macyís will close another 68 of theirs. It was to be expected, of course. The analysts say that these stores are of an old breed that hasnít kept up; they still use brick and mortar, unlike the darlings of the new age of retail, Amazon and Etsy et al, which...
  • DHS Gives Somali Muslims Special Airport Security Tours after Harassment, Profiling Complaints

    08/04/2016 8:36:29 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 38 replies ^ | AUGUST 02, 2016 | Staff
    The Obama administration gave Somali Muslims behind-the-scenes tours at a major U.S. airport after the group complained to Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson about feeling harassed and profiled, government records obtained by Judicial Watch reveal. The special security tours not offered to any other group occurred at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport after Department of Homeland Security (DHS) roundtable meetings with local Somali leaders to obtain feedback for ďmodifications to practices that would allow for operations to be more culturally sensitive.Ē On at least two occasionsóDecember 18, 2014 and February 18, 2015ófederal authorities granted the unprecedented excursions of the facilityís...
  • Christmas Shopping in Chicago - In Line or Online, How Times Have Changed

    12/25/2015 7:20:46 AM PST · by jfd1776 · 14 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | December 24, 2015 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    If you regularly drive north from Chicago to Milwaukee on I-94, as I do, you have watched Amazon’s Kenosha distribution center grow by leaps and bounds. The parking lot is full, day and night, as it is in online retailers’ similar facilities all over the country nowadays. They may be on the outskirts of a metro like the Kenosha one, or in the heart of town, like Amazon’s 26 urban fulfillment centers in Houston, New York, San Francisco, Miami and Atlanta, often saving a blighted neighborhood by new construction and new jobs that no other business could justify bringing there....
  • Simon Malls president: SouthPark glacier ‚Äėwas a mistake‚Äô (Another glacier for tree "swap")

    11/08/2015 4:44:17 PM PST · by Sam's Army · 45 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | 11/8/15 | Katie Peralta
    SouthPark mall made a mistake when it chose to replace its traditional Christmas tree with a faux glacier, the company‚Äôs president said Sunday, and the controversial display will be removed sometime Monday. ‚ÄúIt was a mistake, and we had to correct,‚ÄĚ Simon Mall President David Contis said Sunday. ‚ÄúIf we lose money, so be it.‚ÄĚ Indianapolis-based Simon Malls owns SouthPark as well as Charlotte Premium Outlets and Concord Mills. SouthPark Mall shoppers did not take kindly to the mall replacing its traditional Christmas tree with the controversial glacier as part of its Santa display, so the shopping center announced this...
  • 21 Hauntingly Beautiful Photos Of Deserted Shopping Malls

    07/10/2014 12:44:05 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 88 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Jul. 9, 2014, 1:58 PM | Hayley Peterson
    Hundreds of shopping malls across the U.S. have been forced to shut down following years of debilitating declines in consumer traffic. In many cases, the shuttered malls are left to decay for years before developers or local governments raise the funds to bulldoze or renovate the space. Pseudonymous photographer Seph Lawless traveled the country for years to find these forgotten malls and document their decay from the inside. The photos he captured are haunting and apocalyptic, featuring dead trees and abandoned shopping carts against landscapes of broken glass and crumbling walls. He compiled the photographs in a new book, "Black...
  • A Porn-Tastic Christmas

    12/29/2008 8:05:34 AM PST · by NYer · 297 replies · 6,813+ views
    CMR ^ | matthew archbold
    So I took the kids out to the mall to shop for Mom two days before Christmas. I want them to know that Christmas is not just about receiving but giving as well. Now let me ask a weird hypothetical. If I showed up at the Mall wearing only briefs and say my wife showed up in a minuscule bra and panties we'd likely be dragged from the premises and arrested. And rightly so, especially if you've seen me in briefs. But no matter what, it's bad, right? So why is it OK for some of these stores to have...
  • U.S. Malls on Alert After Al-Shabab Assault in Nairobi

    09/24/2013 11:40:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | September 24, 2013 | Miranda Green and Eli Lake
    The Department of Homeland Security is urging shopping malls in the United States to increase security in the aftermath of the carnage wrought by al Qaedaís Somalia affiliate over the weekend in Nairobi. Malachy Kavanagh, a spokesman for the International Council of Shopping Centers, told The Daily Beast on Monday that the department contacted shopping malls Sunday to check on the precautions they were taking against mass shooters. U.S. intelligence officials say there is no specific threat information suggesting that al Qaeda is planning a similar kind of mass shooting in American shopping malls. Nonetheless, security experts worry about copycats....
  • San Antonio break-in sparks FBI involvement: police [ Moroccans ]

    10/19/2011 11:33:55 AM PDT · by NoLibZone · 30 replies · 1+ views ^ | Oct 19 2011 | Reuters
    Five foreign men were arrested during a courthouse break-in early on Wednesday and police said they found photographs of public buildings, water systems and malls from various U.S. cities in their van. The men, at least three of whom were in their 20s, will be questioned by a joint terrorism task force including the FBI and immigration authorities, officials said. Bexar County spokeswoman Laura Jesse said three men were found inside the 120-year-old Bexar County Courthouse, a landmark in downtown San Antonio and two in a large recreational vehicle parked in front of the building. She said all five were...
  • Cinnabon releases new Pizzabon

    08/24/2012 6:11:04 PM PDT · by thecodont · 12 replies
    New York Daily News / ^ | Tuesday, August 14, 2012 | CHARLIE WELLS
    Moving to broaden its menu ó and perhaps by consequence, Americaís waistlines ó Atlanta-based Cinnabon cut a new slice into the countryís Italian food market this week with the limited introduction of the Pizzabon. ďItís like a regular pizza but smaller and with less taste of sauce,Ē Karina Agaton, an employee at the Cinnabonís remodeled Atlanta Cumberland Mall venue, told the Daily News. The new snack, which looks a lot like the chainís Minibon but without the frosting on top, is only available for now at the companyís revamped Cumberland location, which houses a test kitchen used to try out...
  • MalmŲ braces for Scandinavia's largest shopping mall

    03/30/2011 4:54:11 PM PDT · by WesternCulture · 17 replies ^ | 03/30/2010 | ( 656 6518)
    1. I'm convinced several forum members who are impressed by Sweden's Liberal policies on immigration wish to contribute in a constructive manner to this thread:) 2. Which is the biggest shopping mall on Earth? According to Forbes, no mall in the entire US enters the top ten list! (See link below) However, there are many ways to count. If you'd measure them by the number of shops, Emporia would beat number 10 on that list by around 100% even though it will have only half the size. Furthermore, the yearly combined sales of a mall like Emporia, located in an...
  • Americana Manhasset S/S 2010: Lily Donaldson (Beautiful British model & Long Island mall)

    03/08/2010 3:17:38 PM PST · by Mister Ghost · 16 replies · 246+ views
    The Fashion Time Magazine ^ | Mar 8th, 2010 | The Fashion Time Magazine
    Americana Manhasset, the luxurious Long Island high-end shopping mall, frequented by everyone from the Hamptons to Manhattan, features glamorous British model Lily Donaldson showcasing their S/S 2010 collection of premium designer clothing. Thereís Lily in Escada, Ralph Lauren, Fendi, Dior, Tiffany, Versace, Salvatore Ferragamo, and much more. All wonderfully summery, breezy, appealing, chicÖ time to hit the mall.
  • Terror at the Mall

    01/24/2010 12:14:47 PM PST · by CapnJack · 53 replies · 1,527+ views
    American Thinker ^ | January 24, 2010 | J. R. Dunn
    The shopping malls of America will be among the next major terrorist targets. Malls make such obvious high-value targets that it's difficult to grasp why they haven't been hit up until now. Shopping malls are America's marketplaces, constantly packed with people, with uncontrolled entry, and openly vulnerable to any given form of attack. We need only consider the darkest days of the Iraqi terror campaign of 2006-2007 to grasp how the jihadis view marketplaces. Scarcely a week went by without another Iraqi marketplace bombing, with casualties largely consisting of women and children, mounting from the dozens to the hundreds. We...
  • Terror at the Mall? (American shopping malls to be the next major terrorist targets?)

    01/24/2010 1:04:48 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 104 replies · 2,139+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 01/24/2009 | J.R. Dunn
    The shopping malls of America will be among the next major terrorist targets. Malls make such obvious high-value targets that it's difficult to grasp why they haven't been hit up until now. Shopping malls are America's marketplaces, constantly packed with people, with uncontrolled entry, and openly vulnerable to any given form of attack. We need only consider the darkest days of the Iraqi terror campaign of 2006-2007 to grasp how the jihadis view marketplaces. Scarcely a week went by without another Iraqi marketplace bombing, with casualties largely consisting of women and children, mounting from the dozens to the hundreds. We...
  • Officials say malls remain vulnerable

    10/22/2009 12:38:53 AM PDT · by Cindy · 18 replies · 703+ views
    BOSTON ^ | October 22, 2009 | by Donna Goodison
    SNIPPET: "Shopping malls stepped up security measures and terrorism awareness training after 9/11, but itís unlikely they could prevent a shooting rampage by a terrorist hell-bent on killing, according to industry experts. Malls lack access control, and their civilian security officers usually are unarmed, making them much more vulnerable to an attack such as the one suspect Tarek Mehanna allegedly suggested, although they are less likely terrorism targets than more high-profile, class-A office buildings, other iconic centers or power facilities.
  • Feds: Sudbury man planned terror attacks on malls

    10/21/2009 1:58:09 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 51 replies · 2,831+ views
    My Fox Boston ^ | 10/21/09 | Mike Levine
    BOSTON - A pharmacy college graduate conspired with two other men on a terror plot to kill two prominent U.S. politicians and carry out a holy war by attacking shoppers in U.S. malls and American troops in Iraq, prosecutors said Wednesday. But their plans ó in which the men used code words like "peanut butter and jelly" for fighting in Somalia and "culinary school" for terrorist camps ó were thwarted in part when they could not find training and were unable to buy automatic weapons, authorities said. Tarek Mehanna worked with the men from 2001 to May 2008 on the...
  • Is the Mall Dead?

    11/13/2008 12:25:11 PM PST · by Alberta's Child · 82 replies · 1,569+ views
    Newsweek / MSNBC ^ | November 12, 2008 | Tony Dokoupil
    With lighter wallets and heavier burdens, Americans are rethinking their conspicuous consumption. That's bad news for retailers. There's something growing in the New Jersey Meadowlands, the marsh just nine miles west of Manhattanóand it isn't the gentle ferns that the bucolic name suggests. Instead, what's emerging is a man-made behemoth, the largest and most expensive mall ever built in the United States.
  • FBI warns of uncorroborated threat to malls

    11/08/2007 3:12:59 PM PST · by RDTF · 7 replies · 226+ views ^ | Nov 8, 2007 | Kelli Arena and Carol Cratty
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- In what one FBI spokesman described as "almost an annual ritual," the bureau has obtained uncorroborated intelligence indicating al Qaeda would like to strike shopping malls during the holiday shopping season, two law enforcement sources said Thursday. Those sources confirmed there is intelligence dating back to August that al Qaeda would like to attack malls in Los Angeles, California, and Chicago, Illinois. The FBI's information is contained in an intelligence report and is intended for law enforcement and intelligence partners. "There is no information to state this is a credible threat," FBI spokesman Richard Kolko said in...
  • Man Charged With Shopping Mall Bomb Plot

    12/08/2006 10:48:55 AM PST · by absalom01 · 49 replies · 1,781+ views
    AP Via Guardian UK ^ | Friday December 8, 2006 | MIKE ROBINSON
    CHICAGO (AP) - A man was arrested Friday by federal agents on charges of planning to set off hand grenades in garbage cans at a shopping mall. Derrick Shareef, 22, of Rockford, was arrested when he met with an undercover agent in a parking lot to trade a set of stereo speakers for four hand grenades and a handgun. Federal officials said he planned to set off four hand grenades in garbage cans at the CherryVale shopping mall in Rockford, about 90 miles northwest of Chicago. He was charged with one count of attempting to damage or destroy a building...
  • Attention shoppers: If you're a teenager, get out!

    08/03/2005 12:38:05 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 18 replies · 438+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 08/03/05 | Carla M. Collado
    Notice: Mall rats no longer allowed. Following the lead of many shopping centers throughout the country, both the Eastfield Mall and the Holyoke Mall (both in Mass.) will soon start requiring young shoppers to be accompanied by a parent or guardian in an effort to prevent loitering by teens looking to simply hang out. As of Sept. 6, the Holyoke Mall is restricting anyone younger than 18 from entering the mall without an escort on Fridays and Saturdays after 4 p.m., while the Eastfield Mall in Springfield is targeting those under 15, after 5 p.m. every day of the week....
  • Judicial Activism or Judicial Restraint? (vanity)

    06/24/2005 7:10:34 AM PDT · by Crush T Velour · 32 replies · 1,025+ views
    Here's the situation. Nowhere in the Constitution does it say that the elected governments of cities can't define "imminent domain" as land for a shopping mall. I don't think they should, but is it a question for the Supreme Court to involve itself? This is a policy issue. The legislature of Connecticutt should get involved and pass a law that says "the government can't seize private property for private use." Or maybe the Congress and Senate should. But the Supreme Court...finally had the restraint not to involve itself in policy decisions. And I think that's good.