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Interesting YouTube Channel: This is Dan Bell

A few weeks ago, I came across a YouTube channel detailing the sorry state of malls and non-4/5 star hotels in USA. The videos on this channel might, at first sight, just seem entertaining- if a somewhat odd way. They do however hint to a much bigger problem underlying problem, namely, that things in many parts of USA are going downhill at a pretty alarming rate.

It is worthwhile to note that many of the malls and motels/hotels featured on this channel were not always places full of decay and abandonment. In fact, even a bit of googling reveals that more than a few of the malls and hotels covered in these videos were once very functional if somewhat unremarkable places filled with people who had money to spend and fulfilling lives to live.

Today they are either empty and decaying or used by marginalized people who once had “normal” jobs and lives. In other words, these videos show (if somewhat inadvertently) how far things have fallen for the majority of people in USA- especially outside a few nice coastal enclaves and other islands of relative affluence.

Here is a link to the YouTube Channel: This is Dan Bell

Clip 1: Dead Mall Series: Hickory Ridge Mall, Memphis, TN

Clip 2: Another Dirty Room Ep. 9: Regal Inn and Suites, Rosedale, MD

Enjoy! Comments?

  1. hoipolloi
    May 16, 2017 at 4:30 am

    A similar thing is happening to the mall I visit occasionally in the DC suburb in Maryland. Half the stores are closed. The others are occupied by massage parlors (legitimate), beauty saloons etc. The anchors are still there. The movie theaters have left.I know when it was difficult to get parking during weekends. The obvious reasons, economic decline due to outsourcing, jobs moving overseas and increasing online shopping.

  2. Libertarians are the undeserving poor
    May 16, 2017 at 6:58 am

    I was wondering if you could write an article with your speculations on what will happen researchers will find a way to stop the aging process and whether or not “common” people will have access to it and if so to what degree,frankly i have a “middle class” desk job like my parents but i’m the kind of guy that to be happy only needs enough cash to pay for a good dentist,healthy food and a few videogames,i’m perfectly happy being single and having no sex with women and i don’t feel the desire to travel or live in a huge house,but if eternal youth or increased longevity was available,but above my financial reach i would probly despair for not enough cash,it would be interesting to hear your thoughts on something like this.

    I have kinda written about this topic in a much older post. The short story is that biomedical research today is largely a scam and is getting worse due to it being run on neoliberal principles (recruitment, incentives, managment etc).

    Here is the old post- https://dissention.wordpress.com/2013/07/03/the-real-reason-we-still-cannot-cure-most-cancers/

    • Libertarians are subhumans
      May 16, 2017 at 4:16 pm

      Shit if this wasn’t my own post i’d have wagered that it was written by a libertarian middle school dropout,english might not be my first language but this is still very embarassing,next time i’ll be sure to proofread.

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