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  • Why Are People In Denial That Urban America Is A Dystopian Hellscape?

    11/15/2023 8:59:05 AM PST · by Heartlander · 117 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 15, 2023 | Mark Hemingway
    Why Are People In Denial That Urban America Is A Dystopian Hellscape?The first step to fixing a problem is admitting you have one, and a certain species of smug urban progressive won’t admit America’s cities are falling apart.Increasingly, the news is dominated by urban crime and other catastrophes in America’s cities. Several large cities, and notably every major city on the West Coast, are deeply unsafe, and this should be a source of national shame. There’s a constant flurry of eye-popping news in this regard, yet it’s nearly always followed by a chorus of Democratic politicians and leftist urbanites telling...
  • The Globalist Vision: “15 Minute” Prison Cities And The End Of Private Property (Smart Cities Are A Dumb Idea)

    11/13/2023 6:23:34 AM PST · by Kaiser8408a · 18 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 11/13/2023 | Anthony B. Sanders
    As I watch former Presidential candidate and US Secretary of State John F. Kerry (although the always bitter Hillary Clinton comes to mind as well), I roll my eyes at the staggering hypocrisy of “climate envoy” John Kerry flying the globe in his private jet while entering the US into climate scams that most Americans don’t want. And lecturing us in that droning voice on why we are bad people if we drive a gas-powered car. But Klaus Schwab and the World Economic Forum approves of Kerry’s message. Even the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) is on board with the WEF’s...
  • Imploding Cities Will Drag All of Us Down — Even if You Don't Live Anywhere Near One

    07/17/2023 10:58:15 AM PDT · by Chad C. Mulligan
    PJ Media ^ | 12:42 PM on July 16, 2023 | Athena Thorne
    There is so much wrong with America’s cities, it’s hard to see why any contributing member of society would live and/or work in one of them. Some of the issues arise from far-Left local governance while others are generated by more widespread Leftist policy. These are coupled with an organic workforce evolution, as the United States transitions from an industry-based to an information-based economy. The result is urban areas caught in a downward spiral — and, as with any sinking vessel, threatening to suck everyone nearby down with them.
  • The human suffering in our cities is a symptom of deep cultural rot. Here's how I plan to fix it

    06/28/2023 6:26:15 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 58 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 27 June 2023 | Vivek Ramaswamy
    We frequently evoke the ideals of American excellence and exceptionalism. But earlier this week when I visited Kensington, Pennsylvania , what I saw was a third-world reality within our own country. Those needle-ridden streets are the direct consequence of a porous southern border and disastrous domestic policies that pay people to do the opposite of what we want them to do. What I witnessed revealed to me the profound reality of the double consciousness that permeates our nation — the stark contrast between the grand ideals we champion versus the harsh realities faced by those dwelling in the depths of...
  • Urban League’s Morial: DeSantis Is ‘Literally’ a ’21st-Century George Wallace’

    06/02/2023 6:41:04 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/02/2023 | Pam Key
    National Urban League President Marc Morial said Friday on MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports” that presidential candidate Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) is the “21st-century George Wallace.” On Fox News, DeSantis said, “We have school choice. That’s one of the reasons why our black students perform as high as just about any black students in the country. You go to Baltimore or Chicago, some of the kids are more likely to get shot than have a high-quality education. I don’t hear the NAACP talking about that.”
  • Giant Food grocery chain fighting to keep stores open as theft, violence has 'increased exponentially

    05/31/2023 3:23:28 AM PDT · by dennisw · 68 replies
    MSN ^ | 5-30 | Kristine Parks
    One grocery chain is fighting hard to keep stores open despite rampant shoplifting and an uptick in violence forcing many retailers to leave major cities across the country. Giant Food, which operates 165 supermarkets in D.C., Maryland, Virginia and Delaware, has taken multiple measures to combat theft and keep stores safe, according to a report in The Washington Post. That includes limiting store entrances; hiring security guards; restricting the number of items at self-checkout stands; putting less high-value items on shelves; and securing razor blades in containers that make noise if opened. Company president Ira Kress said he's seen theft...
  • If You Live in a Major US City, It’s Probably Time to Move

    05/20/2023 7:54:35 AM PDT · by CFW · 56 replies
    America First Report ^ | 5/20/23 | DR. JOSEPH MERCOLA
    Although this may seem to be an article focusing on Chicago, please realize Chicago is only being used as an example of the moral decay and corruption in virtually every major city in the United States. It serves as a stark warning to relocate if you are in one of these areas. As noted by ReallyGraceful in the video above, Chicago, Illinois, ought to be “a haven of the United States.” The third largest city in the U.S., it’s filled with world-class architecture and technological advancements. It’s a center for manufacturing and transportation industries and has become a tech sector...
  • Major urban areas regaining residents lost at start of pandemic: Census data

    05/18/2023 12:56:50 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/18/2023 | JULIA MUELLER
    Major urban areas in the U.S. are regaining some of the residents they lost when the COVID-19 pandemic pushed many out of cities into less dense areas, according to new Census data. U.S. metro areas grew by roughly 0.4 percent between 2021 and 2022, the Census estimates, with around two-thirds of the 384 recorded metro areas seeing population increases in that same period. Many metro areas in the south saw increases in the new data: the metro area around Phoenix, Ariz., crossed 5 million and the Villages, Fla., metro area went up by a significant 7.5 percent. The Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington...
  • When We Describe America’s Largest Cities as “War Zones”, We Aren’t Exaggerating One Bit

    02/10/2023 4:52:01 PM PST · by CFW · 26 replies
    AmericaFirstReport ^ | 2/10/23 | Michel Snyder
    Crime rates are soaring all over the nation, and this is especially true in heavily populated urban areas. The complete and utter lawlessness that we are witnessing has caused many pundits to describe our largest cities as “war zones”, and unfortunately that is not an exaggeration at all. In fact, there are some zip codes in Chicago where young adult males are more likely to be shot and killed than U.S. soldiers were during the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq… For some residents, Chicago is more dangerous than Afghanistan was for U.S. troops during the Iraq war, according to a...
  • Female HS Student - Just a 9th-Grader - Unleashes Vicious Beatdown on Teacher: ‘I don’t give a f*** if you’re an adult or not!’ (Video)

    01/30/2023 2:23:37 PM PST · by montag813 · 158 replies
    RNN ^ | 01-30-2023 | Jim Clayborn
    A Georgia school district and sheriff's office are investigating a student assault on a teacher caught on video Thursday at Heritage High School in Conyers, the Rockdale Citizen reported. What are the details?The attack was recorded from at least two angles and posted to social media. The first video shows a female student hollering in a female teacher's face inside a classroom: “I don’t give a f*** if you’re an adult or not! You’re not gonna talk to me like that, you dumbass bitch!” The teacher tells the student, "Get outta my face, baby." The Citizen reported that the student...
  • Shock Video Shows Toddlers in Diapers Punching, Cursing Out Police on City Street

    07/11/2022 9:23:55 PM PDT · by montag813 · 46 replies
    24News ^ | 7/12/2022 | Samantha Foster
    by Samantha Foster | 24NewsWhen Minneapolis police officers showed up in St. Paul last week to execute a search warrant for a murder suspect, they were met by toddlers — some still in diapers — who punched, kicked, cursed, and threw rocks at them. Children who can’t read or cross the street unattended hurled profanities and unabashed disrespect at law enforcement officers.WATCH: As they cussed, berated, and struck police officers with their fists, a bystander can be heard in the background encouraging the children by saying “Oreo head,” in reference to the black police officer at the scene - basically...
  • Mickey Gilly, who helped inspire ‘Urban Cowboy’, dies at 86

    05/08/2022 6:15:47 AM PDT · by devane617 · 27 replies
    worldnationnews ^ | 05/08/2022
    Country star Mickey Gilly, whose eponymous Texas honky-tonk inspired the 1980 film “Urban Cowboy” and a nationwide wave of Western-themed nightspots, has died. He was 86 years old. Gilly died Saturday in Branson, Missouri, where he helped run the Mickey Gilly Grand Shanghai Theater. He was performing recently like last month, but from last one week health was going bad. According to a statement from Mickey Gilly Associates, “he passed away peacefully with his family and close friends.” Gilly – a cousin of rock ‘n’ roll pioneer Jerry Lee Lewis – opened Gilly, “the world’s biggest honky tonk” in Pasadena,...
  • Urban Ghillie Suit (Humor... Or is it?)

    02/22/2022 5:19:12 PM PST · by Drew68 · 37 replies
    Twitter ^ | 02/21/22 | Ex Umbris Designs
    When the street fighting comes to San Fran or NYC, look out for snipers.
  • Newsom’s latest housing fix: More Californians living downtown

    01/13/2022 11:57:36 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    LA Times ^ | HANNAH WILEY
    The budget blueprint Newsom detailed this week includes $2 billion over two years in grants and tax credits to incentivize housing development... “Moving away from investments in housing that don’t focus on climate, health, integrating downtown, schools, jobs, parks and restaurants.” Jason Elliott, Newsom’s top housing advisor, said the governor’s budget interlaces housing, cost-of-living and climate policies to simultaneously address California’s top issues. “The whole government...It’s better for equity, it’s better for inclusion..." The $2 billion includes $500 million in grants for nonprofit and for-profit developers or local governments to construct more units on existing, but underused, urban land close...
  • One of the first e-scooter companies to operate in San Francisco files for bankruptcy

    08/07/2021 4:04:54 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    SF Gate ^ | August 6, 2021 | by Madeline Wells
    Skip Transport Inc., one of the first electric scooter companies to operate in San Francisco, has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, according to the San Francisco Business Times. The company was originally founded as Waybots Inc. before launching as Skip in 2018 with seed funding. In August 2018, Skip was one of only two scooter companies (the other was Scoot) allotted one-year permits to operate in San Francisco. But by the end of 2019, the company's scooters were no longer permitted to operate in the city, which may have something to do with several incidents of their scooters bursting into...
  • Tim Tebow is back in the NFL…

    05/10/2021 12:21:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Urban Meyer is signing his old college QB to play tight end for Jacksonville The #Jaguars are planning to sign QB-turned-TE Tim Tebow to a 1-year deal, per me and @TomPelissero, a deal that could be official in the next week or so. Nothing done yet. But he’ll have a chance to make the team to reunite with his mentor and college head coach Urban Meyer.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 10, 2021 As Christians, the earth is not our home. We are citizens of a heavenly Kingdom. I hope that gives you encouragement this Sunday night!— Tim Tebow (@TimTebow)...
  • Unravelling the mystery of just how BIG Angkor Wat was: Ancient capital in Cambodia had up to 900,000 inhabitants before being abandoned in 1431 AD, study suggests

    05/08/2021 3:56:08 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 7, 2021 | Ryan Morrison
    The ancient Cambodian capital of Angkor Wat, had a staggering 900,000 inhabitants before it was abandoned in 1431, according to a new study. An international team, led by the University of British Columbia, examined three decades of data to create a demographic model of the Medieval city. Their model revealed that the capital of the long-gone Khmer Empire housed between 700,000 and 900,000 people during its zenith in the 13th century.
  • A Different Type of Secession Is Already Happening in the USA

    01/31/2021 5:55:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 132 replies ^ | January 31, 2021 | Jeff Crouere
    Lately, there has been so much frustration with the last election and the direction of our country that some Trump supporters have been talking about “secession.” Many conservatives and libertarians are asking if it makes sense for certain states to leave the union the way South Carolina left in 1860, after the election of Abraham Lincoln as president of the United States. Whether it makes “sense” or not, we can be assured that it will not happen. Although the South Carolina state legislature voted in November of 1860 to initiate the process of secession, no state legislature would do that...
  • Big Cities’ Overspending Killed Their Resilience Against Pandemic Lockdowns

    12/07/2020 9:24:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 7, 2020 | J.T. Young
    America's big cities and habitually blue states have suffered a pre-existing condition for a long time: their left-leaning government control.America’s big cities might be the ultimate victims of COVID-19. Leftist policies have raised their spending beyond self-sustaining levels, making them increasingly dependent on external revenues. Beyond interrupting these external revenue streams, the Wuhan virus threatens a long-term disruption that might be irreversible. A recent border budget battle in leftist New England demonstrates COVID-19’s growing strain on America’s big cities. In October, New Hampshire filed suit with the Supreme Court to stop Massachusetts from continuing to tax 80,000 of its residents...
  • Biden and Dems Are Set to Abolish the Suburbs

    07/01/2020 4:56:43 PM PDT · by Tippecanoe · 87 replies
    National Review ^ | 6-30-2020 | Stanley Kurtz
    President Trump had a great riff at his rally the other day in Phoenix. It was all about “abolish,” about how the Left wants to abolish the police, ICE, bail, even borders. Trump’s riff is effective because it is true. The Left has gone off the deep end, and they’re taking the Democrats with them. Well, there’s another “abolish” the president can add to his list, and it just might be enough to tip the scales this November. Joe Biden and the Democrats want to abolish America’s suburbs. Biden and his party have embraced yet another dream of the radical...