Business Insider – by Haley Peterson
Rolling Acres Mall in Akron, Ohio, opened in 1975 to great fanfare as the premier shopping destination for the surrounding community.
But customer traffic started to slow more than a decade ago, several department stores abandoned their leases, and the mall began to fail. It lost its last store tenant in 2013. Continue reading “Dying shopping malls are wreaking havoc on suburban America”
Leafly – by Bruce Barcott
This isn’t the cannabis crackdown Jeff Sessions envisioned.
Back in the early days of 2017, when the newly ensconced attorney general had the cannabis industry popping Xanax and praying twice on Sunday, Sessions loved to talk smack about legal marijuana. “Good people don’t smoke marijuana,” he once declared. “We have too much of a tolerance for drug use,” he told an audience of cops last year. “We need to say, as Nancy Reagan said, ‘Just say no.’ There’s no excuse for this, it’s not recreational. Lives are at stake, and we’re not going to worry about being fashionable.” Continue reading “The Jeff Sessions Cannabis Crackdown Has Arrived—And It’s Awesome”
Breitbart – by Charlie Nash
Supermarkets near Salem, Oregon, were stripped of products on Tuesday, after residents were sent a cryptic emergency alert telling them to “Prepare for Action.”
Despite sending the panic-inducing alerts, which read, “Civil Emergency,” and, “Prepare for Action,” the emergency alert system failed to inform residents that the warning was over “algae bloom” that “had made area tap water unsafe for children and people with compromised immune systems.” Continue reading “Cryptic Emergency Alert Causes Panic in Oregon”
More evidence has surfaced about the disturbing political coverup of grave national security violations committed by the Pakistani who ran House Democrats’ information technology. His name is Imran Awan and last year he was arrested on bank-fraud charges at Dulles International Airport in Washington D.C. while trying to flee to his native Pakistan. Even after getting fired by some members of Congress for stealing computers and data systems, Florida’s Debbie Wasserman Schultz, then Democratic National Committee (DNC) chair, kept him and let him have access to her emails and files as well as the password to the electronic device she used for DNC business. At one point, Awan had access to the computers of dozens of members of Congress, including those on the House Intelligence and Foreign Affairs committees. Judicial Watch has launched an investigation and is pursuing public records. Continue reading “More Evidence of Political Coverup in Dem IT Security Scandal”
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Natural News – by Tracy Watson
If you’ve ever toyed with – or perhaps already committed to – the idea of donating your body to medical science when you die, a shocking story out of Detroit might have you thinking again. Arthur Rathburn, 64, was recently sentenced to nine years in federal prison and fined $761,000, for selling and renting out body parts infected with hepatitis and HIV to medical and dental schools as well as to other organizations.
While the judge who presided over the case, U.S. District Judge Paul Borman, was mainly concerned with the fact that the body parts Rathburn was “distributing” were diseased, the case highlights some other disturbing facts regarding the use of body parts that have been donated to science. Continue reading “Ever wonder what happens when you donate your body parts to “medical science?” Discover the horrifying truth that will leave you sickened”
Videos shows an Idaho youth football team helping to rescue a pair of car crash victims.
The vehicle had rolled over on a highway near the Oregon border on Wednesday, trapping a man and woman inside.
The players worked together to free the man and then lift the car to pull the woman to safety. Continue reading “Youth football team rescues pair from car crash”
Officer Roger Then, of the Paterson Police Department, has been arrested by FBI agents in connection with the beating of a suicidal hospital patient while the unnamed victim was in a wheelchair and in a hospital bed, according to court documents.
Then, 29, is the fourth Paterson police officer arrested by the FBI in the past two months, part of an ongoing federal probe that also has resulted in the arrests of three other city cops and the suspensions of two others. Continue reading “Fourth Paterson cop arrested by FBI, this time over beating of suicidal hospital patient”
The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) is once again pushing the radical LGBT agenda on its 1.69 million daily commuters. The design for the June Metropass discount card features a picture of a mural from Toronto’s “Gay Village”. (This can also be seen on the TTC Twitter page.) The mural showcases “WorldPride 2014” – the shameless worldwide homosexual and transvestite “pride” event which was held in Toronto that year.
In a news release from the TTC, we read: “the TTC celebrates Pride with its June Metropass showcasing the 519 Mural – LGBTQ History & Community at 519 Church Street. On sale now until June 5, the pass features an image from the Church-Wellesley Village BIA that celebrates the LGBTQ community.” Continue reading “TTC: Do Not Force Riders to Celebrate LGBT Lifestyles!”
Washington Times – by Valerie Richardson
After a gunman opened fire on students in Parkland, Florida, the phones started ringing at the Texas Home School Coalition, and they haven’t stopped yet.
The Lubbock-based organization has been swamped with inquiries for months from parents seeking safer options for their kids in the aftermath of this year’s deadly school massacres, first in Parkland and then in Santa Fe, Texas. Continue reading “Educational decline: Homeschooling surges as parents seek safer option for children”
President Trump said Thursday he was considering pardoning or commuting the sentence of Martha Stewart and former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, following his announcement earlier in the day of a full pardon for conservative filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza.
The president’s comments came during a gaggle with reporters on Air Force One enroute to Houston, Texas.
Trump called the former governor’s sentence on corruption charges “really unfair” and added that “plenty of other politicians could have said a lot worse.” Continue reading “Trump says he’s considering pardoning Martha Stewart, Rod Blagojevich”
Dozens of US military convoys will be hogging Europe’s roadways this week as part of an exercise designed to improve transportation logistics on the continent in case of war. But not all locals are happy about it.
Destined for the three Baltic states and Poland, Romania, Bulgaria, and Hungary, the convoys are part of a brigade of 3,300 US troops, who along with their 2,500 pieces of equipment recently docked in Antwerp, Belgium. Their arrival in Europe is part of Operation Atlantic Resolve, Washington’s ongoing response to the Ukraine crisis and Crimea’s reunification with Russia in 2014. Continue reading “Protesters meet US military convoys streaming through Europe ‘preparing for war’”
Syrian President Bashar Assad says Moscow deterred the West from launching a devastating country-wide air strike last month, and believes that Damascus has nearly won the seven-year war, despite continued US “interference.”
“With every move forward for the Syrian Army, and for the political process, and for the whole situation, our enemies and our opponents, mainly the West led by the United States and their puppets in Europe and in our region, they try to make it farther – either by supporting more terrorism, bringing more terrorists to Syria, or by hindering the political process,” Assad told RT correspondent Murad Gazdiev, during a sit-down interview in Damascus, noting that without outside funding his opponents inside the country could be subdued “within a year.” Continue reading “‘We were close to direct conflict between Russia & US inside Syria’ – Bashar Assad”
Unable to win concessions from from its trading partners ahead of the Friday deadline, the US has introduced tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Canada, Mexico and the European Union.
The new 25 percent tariff on steel imports and 10 percent tariff on aluminum imports from the EU, Canada and Mexico come into force at midnight (04:00 GMT, Friday), according to US Commerce Secretary Ross. Continue reading “US slaps Europe, Canada & Mexico with steel, aluminum tariffs”
As remnants of Subtropical Storm Alberto spread into the Great Lakes region, people were keeping a weary watch on dams and hillsides Thursday as rains from the storms have triggered floods and mudslides in the Appalachians of the Southeast.
In the North Carolina mountains, one of those landslides was blamed for a gas leak that destroyed a home, killing two people. Boone police Sgt. Shane Robbins said the landslide resulted in the “catastrophic destruction” of the home Wednesday afternoon because of a gas leak. Continue reading “Alberto’s last gasp: Mudslides and flooding in Appalachia”
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — When Oregon lawmakers created the state’s legal marijuana program, they had one goal in mind above all else: to convince illicit pot growers to leave the black market. That meant low barriers to entry that also targeted long-standing medical marijuana growers, whose product is not taxed. As a result, weed production boomed — with a bitter consequence.
Now, marijuana prices here are in freefall, and the craft cannabis farmers who put Oregon on the map decades before broad legalization say they are in peril of losing their now-legal businesses as the market adjusts. Continue reading “Easy entry into Oregon’s legal pot market means huge surplus”
President Donald Trump said Thursday he plans to issue a pardon to Dinesh D’Souza, a prominent conservative commentator and filmmaker who was convicted of making an illegal campaign contribution.
Trump said he will pardon D’Souza on Thursday, adding that D’Souza “was treated very unfairly by our government!” Continue reading “Trump will pardon conservative pundit Dinesh D’Souza, who was convicted of campaign finance violation”