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Completely Surreal Photos Of America's Abandoned Malls
Buzzfeed ^ | April 2, 2014 | Matt Stopera

Posted on 05/22/2018 9:41:04 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Dead malls are popping up all over the states, particularly in the Midwest, where economic decline has sped up the "going out of business" process. This map, put together by a Dead Malls Enthusiasts Facebook group, shows that well.

As Americans are faced with multiple shopping options and more stores are leaving malls, it should be interesting to see if malls and mall culture will survive.

What you are about to see is what happens when malls are abandoned. It's apocalyptic and really, really creepy....

(Excerpt) Read more at buzzfeed.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; Society
KEYWORDS: 2014; americaindecline; anticonsumerism; decline; ecommerce; malls; retail; shopping; shoppingmalls; suburbia; thanksobama; toobigtofail; trends
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1 posted on 05/22/2018 9:41:04 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You couldn’t pay me to go to a mall in any urban area, for the same reason I won’t be going to a Starbucks. They are hangouts for noncustomers with way too much time on their hands.


2 posted on 05/22/2018 9:43:39 AM PDT by Genoa (Luke 12:2)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Was going to happen

smart phones, walmart and Amazon was the death of the mall.

I know of a dozen thriving malls and one dead mall in NJ. The dead mall is near a working class area, while all the thriving malls are in upper middle class areas. Demographics, all the thriving malls have expensive and mid range stores. One mall has a Tesla store and a Rolex store.


3 posted on 05/22/2018 9:44:51 AM PDT by Trump.Deplorable
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To: Genoa

You got that right. I haven’t been to a mall in a decade. Too many violent feral youth.


4 posted on 05/22/2018 9:45:00 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Urban warfare training facilities? Shoot houses?


5 posted on 05/22/2018 9:46:15 AM PDT by rktman (Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
particularly in the Midwest

Better in the West.

Tumbleweeds.

6 posted on 05/22/2018 9:46:41 AM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Many malls are not safe to shop at.


7 posted on 05/22/2018 9:46:57 AM PDT by redgolum
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I bet most or all of them had public bus stops.


8 posted on 05/22/2018 9:47:49 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (When words can mean anything, they can also mean nothing.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Not going to give Buzzkill traffic.


9 posted on 05/22/2018 9:47:50 AM PDT by MikePipper
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Looks like screenshots from the post-apocalyptic “Fallout” games.


10 posted on 05/22/2018 9:47:52 AM PDT by Simon Green ("Arm your daughter, sir, and pay no attention to petty bureaucrats.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A mall is one of those places where your being there increases your chances of being the victim of a mass murder.

Not to mention they are generally full of as$holes and highly overpriced.

Amazon has what I need for less, and I don’t have to interact with anyone.

That is all.


11 posted on 05/22/2018 9:47:53 AM PDT by chris37 ("I am everybody." -Mark Robinson)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
This site has been around for a while

http://deadmalls.com/

All the smaller malls in Maryland either completely died or were rebirthed into Shopping Centers.

The survivors grew

12 posted on 05/22/2018 9:48:11 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Florida school safety bill=gun grabbing)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I have two malls equidistant from my house.
The one on the bus line is dying.
The one farther out is thriving.
Draw your own conclusions.


13 posted on 05/22/2018 9:48:16 AM PDT by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizen Means Born Here of Citizen Parents__Know Islam, No Peace - No Islam, Know Peace)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

When I read “economic decline”, I had to look at the date of the article. Sure enough, four years old.


14 posted on 05/22/2018 9:48:33 AM PDT by trublu
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To: rktman

“Urban warfare training facilities? Shoot houses?”

Right there with ya! Paintball or even better, simunitions. maybe a live fire range on the complex....indoor 300 yard line?

KYPD


15 posted on 05/22/2018 9:48:33 AM PDT by petro45acp (So why wasn't anyone there willing, able, and equipped to protect those people?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sad.

A bygone era is all. But sad nonetheless.


16 posted on 05/22/2018 9:49:18 AM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

CONTINUE to get the feds who kill the pursuit and creation of wealth, out of the market economy becsue the FREE market creates opportunity, wealth, and a vibrant economy.

THE reason for our economic woes is the 80% unconstitutional federal government. Period!!!

The GREATEST threat to our lives, freedoms, and livelihoods is the 80% unconstitutional federal government , thus, OUR objective is CLEARLY to DISMANTLE the unconstitutional 80% portion of the federal government.

More about this below...

The Right needs to get something straight. We will NEVER MAGA until our Free Constitutional Republic is restored. We MUST NOT settle for anything less.

We love to say things like “MAGA” or “Drain the Swamp” without considering what we really mean or clarify what our goals are. The Left is very clear about their goal - Global Totalitarian Government - and will not stop until they accomplish it. The Right, however, seems to be happy with a few gains here and there with no clear objective.

Well, let me help. “Restoration of our free constitutional republic” sounds nice, kinda like “MAGA” and “drain the swamp”. But so what? What the freak does all this mean and what the freak is our objective? Well, our objective that we MUST achieve and MUST NOT stop until we accomplish it is the restoration of our Free Constitutional Republic.

OK, you might say, so let Trump do all of that. But once you identify what we’re talking about here, you’ll see it’s going to take more than an eight-year stint even for Trump and it’s going to take more than a Presidnt to do it - it’s going to take WE the PEOPLE .

So what’s it going to take to RESTORE OUR FREE CONSTITUTIONAL REPUBLIC, wrenching our beloved country from the hands of the Lying Leftist Tyrants?

Politically and legally, three things must happen:

1) ABOLISH THE UNCONSTITUTIONAL PORTION OF THE FEDS. Dismantling the unconstitutional 80% portion of the $4 trillion federal government, sending hundreds of thousands of government officials, bureaucratic heads, and government workers home packing without a job. They’ve leeched off of the hard work of the rest of us long enough. Don’t worry about them - there will be plenty of opportunities as the economy launches into the stratosphere like never before.

2) CONSTITUTIONALLY LIMIT THE POWER OF THE SUPREME COURT. Stop allowing Supreme Court decisions to be the law of the land. There is only ONE constitutionally authorized legislative body: Congress. (U.S. Const, art. I, sec. 1). The scope and legitimacy of the power of Supreme Court decisions are limited to

a) CONSTITUTIONALLY-BASED DECISIONS. Decisions based on the Constitution as written and originally understood and intended. Unconstitutional Supreme Court decisions are invalid (id. art. VI, cl. 2) and should be rejected, nullified, overturned or ignored by the states and the other two branches of the federal government.

b) AUTHORITY ONLY OVER THE PARTIES OF THE CASE. If the rationale of the decision is based on the Constitution, the effect of the decision reaches only to the parties of Individual Cases and Controversies before the Court and any other cases with the same questions of law and fact (id. art. III, sec. 2). No Supreme Court decision is national law. It is up to Congress and Congress ONLY, to legislate the constitutional laws of the land (id. art. I, sec. 1).

3) EXERCISE OF STATE SOVEREIGNTY. States need to become financially independent of the central government as they were when we declared our Independence in 1776. Outside constitutional limitations, the states are sovereign and the people of each state need to elect representative who exercise their sovereignty and constitutional independence from the feds.

To accomplish “1) ABOLISH THE UNCONSTITUTIONAL PORTION OF THE FEDS”, the unconstitutional 80% of the alphabet soup of federal departments, agencies, and bureaucracies need to be nuked. The list is below:

Unconstitutional Cabinet Bureaucracies:

Department of Health and Human Services ($1 TRILLION budget!!!)
Department of Energy
Department of Education
Department of Labor
Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce
Department of Housing and Urban Development
Department of Transportation

All 67 agencies and bureaucracies of the unconstitutional fourth-branch fiefdom of the Independent Federal Administrative and Regulatory System, including:

EPA
FCC
FTC
SBA (Small Business Administration)

And a reminder of what that means, It means sending hundreds of thousands of government officials, bureaucratic heads, and government workers home packing without a job. THAT is going to take more than Trump, a Trump successor, and the American People. It will take the Divine Providence of God Almighty who I believe is here, like he was in 1776 with our Founders, to help us do that miraculous task, Trump’s “impossible” election being pretty clear evidence of God’s help here.

So, no, Trump with the America People will not reasonably be able to do all of this in eight years, and Pence is not the man for this job. We need another OUTSIDER, not another career politician like Pence, with an iron will, nerves of steel, and a very thick asbestos suit to accomplish the vision to restore our free constitutional republic without regard or fear of the fire that will come from the Left.


17 posted on 05/22/2018 9:50:27 AM PDT by Jim 0216 (MAGA by restoring the Gospel of the Grace of Christ and our Free Constitutional Republic!)
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To: Lurkinanloomin

Just curious,are these enclosed malls?

New ones near me,that are NOT enclosed,are doing quite well.

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18 posted on 05/22/2018 9:50:49 AM PDT by Mears
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To: Genoa

According to Rush today, Starbuck’s oh-so-wonderful social justice program of not banning anyone who comes in, Starbuck’s bathrooms have become 24-hour drug-shooting disasters.


19 posted on 05/22/2018 9:51:00 AM PDT by pabianice (LINE)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

They put a huge bus transfer station in the parking lot of our large mall. It is now populated with thugs, thugs, and more thugs. I don’t go to ‘malls’ anymore.


20 posted on 05/22/2018 9:51:05 AM PDT by sheana
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