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Pittsburgh, PA

Earth Day Rally Planned In Market Square

Ah, but did you know that according to the legend, he was an old man who craftily applied wisdom rather than brute force in slaying the dragon? And understanding that is to truly appreciate the core truth of the legend of Krakus.  (Apr 15, 2010 | post #19)

Pittsburgh, PA

Earth Day Rally Planned In Market Square

OK, I'll bite: who am I, and what for what do I stand?  (Apr 14, 2010 | post #14)

Pittsburgh, PA

Earth Day Rally Planned In Market Square

Whoa! Who is this pretender from Brownsville who would seek to claim the mantle of Krakus!!  (Apr 13, 2010 | post #12)

Pittsburgh, PA

Pittsburgh Police: Suspect's Gun Malfunctioned

Deus ex machina!  (Feb 20, 2010 | post #3)

Pittsburgh, PA

Tear down our heritage, Mr. O'Neill?

From your post, as I quoted. And you should understand that as I made no parapraxis, or "Freudian slip," in my post, so the reference is completely inaccurate, and so inappropriate. Your attribution of the government's motive, however, is pure and unadulterated bullsh*t. Finally, the "tea baggers" chose their own appellation; as I would assume you hang with that crowd, since many are greedy geezers like yourself, perhaps you should ask them directly the next "party." Maybe one of them will "tea bag" you, if you ask nicely.  (Jan 18, 2010 | post #4)

Pittsburgh, PA

Tear down our heritage, Mr. O'Neill?

This point (see above) is pure and unadulterated bullsh*t, and if you'd think for yourself instead of believing canned "tea-baggers' talking points," do a little research on your own, you'd know there's absolutely no truth to it. The regulations allow for seniors to get end of life counseling, and have it covered under medicare... nothing more. But you would side with the insurance companies who see the medical "thrashing " of seniors under the guise of the preserving life at all costs is no better than the investment advisors who similarly "thrash" the retirement accounts of the elderly with unnecessary trades and ludicrously long-term investments. Both types of scum see our senior citizens simply as "profit centers" to enhance their bottom line.  (Jan 17, 2010 | post #2)

Pittsburgh, PA

Indoor water park planned for mall near Pittsburgh

The Pittsburgh Mills was sold to the county, the school district and the municipality participating in it's public TIF funding as a "destination " mall that would offer more than just the usual commercial options. This indoor water park/hotel project will occupy the same site as the proposed NASCAR facility, supposedly the crowning jewel of the mall's promised "destination " status, and will at last provide spomething to serve a similar purpose.  (Jan 17, 2010 | post #2)

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Developer wants to use arena roof

Several plans have been proposed to recycle a portion or all of the arena in place, and that would be the preferred option. Few other sports complexs were built as the signature architectural piece for a city, as was the Civic Arena. Pittsburgh is a city that values it's history, the travesty of the state's re-burying of the Point State Park's Music Bastion notwithstanding. I personaly favored the plan to recycle the same portion as Mr. Cella wants to relocate in the North Hills, but in it's current location, as the backdrop/stage for an outdoor amphitheater that would also utilize the concrete footprint of the foundation for seating. It would be a community gathering point for public celebrations such as Veterans Day, First Night, and many others, and simply as a place where citizens might gather for demonstrations and protest against the sins of whatever powers-that-be attempting to trample their interests, as they are with the Civic Arena. And I especially don't give a rat's arse what the Penguins and Dave Morehouse favor for the old arena; they didn't pay for it, and they surely aren't paying for the new one. This decison should rest with the city and the region as a whole.  (Jan 17, 2010 | post #1)

Pittsburgh, PA

Obama Blames Christmas Terror Attempt On Al Qaeda

Oh, I see we have another ultra-conservative, low-brow, knuckle-dragging, mouth-breathing right wingNUT. You're a waste of skin, wus! Save your craziness for someone who give's a rat's arse about it... or you.  (Jan 12, 2010 | post #42)

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Incoming DA Can't Try Pa. Boy In Pregnant Killing

First, I would hope you understood partiality can originate from potential sources of bias other than personal relationships with the involved parties. Second, you state you care about the victimization of children, yet you maintain that (and I quote): "Whenever you have a child this young, everything, absolutely everything about the victim should be legally required to be released." So you would have the child victimized again (and again) in the media, the disturbing details distributed to the whole world, and allow the crime follow him/her throughout their entire lives? (remember, it's an electronic age with global search engines getting better every day) Third, you assert I am "advocating for a law that may victimize a child,any child, even more". You just make it up as you go along, don't you? I have advocated no law in my posts on this topic. Fourth, the age for the onset of puberty in this country can be as early as nine or ten years of age in boys. And don't forget the unborn child killed in the womb of the mother he shot.  (Jan 12, 2010 | post #15)

Pittsburgh, PA

Obama Blames Christmas Terror Attempt On Al Qaeda

Ah, but neither did you offer an attribution of any kind, even simply to indicate they were someone else's words. It can be postulated, therefore, that it was your clear intention they be, in fact, taken as your own words. And it was accomplished in so clumsy a manner as to be obvious to a careful reader. That's plagiarism, sir, pure and simple. Had you at least pharaphrased the ideas with some input of your own, instead of a verbatim regurgitation of another's words, it would not be so egregious an offense. And something I truly wouldn't have thought you predisposed to do.  (Jan 10, 2010 | post #40)

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Obama Blames Christmas Terror Attempt On Al Qaeda

Hey, old man; got an opinion of your own you'd like to share rather than an unattributed clip and paste bit? That's both sad and disappointing. Your new found appreciation of Hilary Clinton, however, was a bit surprising, but then relying on Rudy Giuliani's perception of what the Obama administration "truly believed" demonstrates that you've truly not strayed very much from your conservative extremism. Did you see the recent news clip where ol' Rudy forgets that 911, the shoe bomber attempt and a number of other terrorist attacks during the Bush Debacle? But, still he knows with accuracy what others "truly believe."  (Jan 10, 2010 | post #38)

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is barack hussein obama the anti-christ

It is the bigotry of an ultra-conservative , low-brow, knuckle-dragging , mouth-breathing right wingnut that motivates them, not any manner of religous conviction. And that type has been around longer than the "anti-christ is this one or that" crowd.  (Jan 10, 2010 | post #117)

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Pa. mayor: Fire city workers for domestic violence

I would surmise the young lady was either a victim herself, or was close to a victim of domestic violence. Each employer has the right to examine whether or not the background of an employee constitutes a impediment to his job performance. The blanket imposition kind of mandatory penalty would be impractical and costly, and as ineffective as all mandatory sentencing.  (Jan 10, 2010 | post #3)

Pittsburgh, PA

Injured driver questions police policy in fatal, high-spe...

Did anyone notice the story posted here on Topix Pgh regarding the Philly cop arrested for being a drug dealer planning a home invasion on another drug sealer, utilizing his badge? And that the FBI belives he was a dealer before becoming an officer? This is why good citizens must ask questions as to the behavior and performance of the people in whom they entrust the right to use deadly force... particularly when the use of that force results in death, and particularly when innocent citizens are injured in the process. People like "Get Real" just don't get it, and never will. Hopefully the psychological screenings that many, but far from all, police officers face will keep their ilk out of law enforcement for the sake of all our lives. Law enforcement is an extremely tough job, and I sincerely admire those individuals willing to take it on. The best at it I know believe not only in the public's right to question the use of deadly force or an instance of "collateral damage" to the innocent during a police action, but the absolute need for the public to do so, that the highest standards are maintained. An attitude, as exhibited here, that would excuse them from any such scrutiny is dangerous and counter-productive to good law enforcement.  (Jan 10, 2010 | post #21)

Q & A with Krakus

Headline:

"Tempus fugit, memento mori!"

Hometown:

Trantor

Neighborhood:

The Chancellory

I Belong To:

no organized political party... I'm a Democrat. (Will Rogers)

When I'm Not on Topix:

is when you should really be concerned.

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I comfort the afflicted & afflict the comfortable.

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what I post.