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  • 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 Qaeda’s 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
    reuters.com ^ | 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 / nydailynews.com ^ | Tuesday, August 14, 2012 | CHARLIE WELLS
    Moving to broaden its menu — and perhaps by consequence, America’s waistlines — Atlanta-based Cinnabon cut a new slice into the country’s Italian food market this week with the limited introduction of the Pizzabon. “It’s like a regular pizza but smaller and with less taste of sauce,” Karina Agaton, an employee at the Cinnabon’s remodeled Atlanta Cumberland Mall venue, told the Daily News. The new snack, which looks a lot like the chain’s Minibon but without the frosting on top, is only available for now at the company’s revamped Cumberland location, which houses a test kitchen used to try out...
  • Malmö braces for Scandinavia's largest shopping mall

    03/30/2011 4:54:11 PM PDT · by WesternCulture · 16 replies
    www.thelocal.se ^ | 03/30/2010 | (news@thelocal.se/08 656 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. There’s Lily in Escada, Ralph Lauren, Fendi, Dior, Tiffany, Versace, Salvatore Ferragamo, and much more. All wonderfully summery, breezy, appealing, chic… 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 HERALD.com ^ | October 22, 2009 | by Donna Goodison
    SNIPPET: "Shopping malls stepped up security measures and terrorism awareness training after 9/11, but it’s 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 — in which the men used code words like "peanut butter and jelly" for fighting in Somalia and "culinary school" for terrorist camps — 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 Manhattan—and 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
    cnn.com ^ | 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.
  • Italian Authorities Break Up Islamic Cell

    05/09/2004 6:27:33 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 310+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 5/9/04 | Frances C. D'Melio - AP
    ROME - Anti-terrorism police arrested the Algerian cleric of a mosque and four Tunisians Sunday in a crackdown authorities said was aimed at preventing an al-Qaida-linked cell from sending suicide attackers to Iraq (news - web sites). The suspects were seized in pre-dawn raids in three cities in the northern Tuscany region, Genoa's Police Chief Oscar Fiorolli said. Genoa, a northern port city, began the investigations that led to the arrests. The suspects allegedly belonged to a cell of Ansar al-Islam, an organization based in northern Iraq with links to al-Qaida, Fiorolli told the Associated Press in Rome in a...
  • Al-Qaeda Threat in Philadelphia?

    06/27/2002 3:53:38 PM PDT · by all4one · 225 replies · 3,822+ views
    ABC Channel 6 Action News - Philadelphia ^ | June 27, 2002 | David Henry
    Al-Qaeda Threat in Philadelphia? Philadelphia, PA June 27, 2002 — David Henry reports from the Action Newsroom. An Action News investigation reveals that a chain of jewelry stores operating in the Delaware Valley is being investigated by the FBI for possible connections to the Al Qaeda terror network. A series of raids were carried out yesterday in Philadelphia and across the state of Pennsylvania. The stores are mostly kiosks in shopping malls operating under the name "Intrigue Jewelers." They are all owned by Pakistanis under franchise agreements with a company called Gold Concepts, based in Pennsacola, Florida. Intrigue operates stores...