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2 killed, 1 state trooper injured during Luzerne chase

I'm sorry for your loss too, John's Cousin, and I hope the trooper recovers fully. I've always thought that the process of getting a driver's license should be totally revamped: up the age to 21 or so, institute tougher testing, perhaps annually: heck, give IQ tests - you'd get rid of a lot of grief that way. But so many feel they're entitled to do what they want when they want, I doubt it will ever happen.  (May 24, 2007 | post #16)

Wilkes-Barre, PA

Wilkes Barre Pa

Wow - I'd think there'd be a lot of competition for that title...;>)  (May 24, 2007 | post #52)

Wilkes-Barre, PA

Wilkes Barre Pa

You know, John, you're absolutely right. I really don't know where my head was. In fact, I'm going to go out right now and do something to make America safe from Commie pinkos. I've really had a great time talking with you - I'll see you at the club, and remember - get out there and vote.  (May 22, 2007 | post #49)

Wilkes-Barre, PA

Wilkes Barre Pa

Dear John Wayne: I feel sorry for you - I really do. If you think I'd tell the truth about whether I pay taxes or obey laws on an open public forum, then you're dumber than you sound. And once again, since you know nothing of me, anything you mention in regards to my benefiting from this grand ol' country is just so much fantasizing on your part. But then, I'd imagine you spend most of your time fantasizing, one way or another. Just because you're caught in the societal web, don't assume everyone else has to be. Some of us have learned how to live our lives free from such garbage. Others - those who depend upon their "leaders " for their happiness, their missions in life, their pensions, their retirement funding, their very survival - are the ones like you. You're so very sure of yourself that you have to scream out and act like you know everything, when in fact you know very little and lead a life of desperation. Wilkes-Barre was indeed lucky the day you left town. god Bless America!!!  (May 21, 2007 | post #47)

Wilkes-Barre, PA

Wilkes Barre Pa

[quote] who="Boston Blackie"]You, I won't call you sir because you do not deserve this title, are a very ignorant person.[/quote] I'll bet you were born in Wilkes-Barre. I especially like how you ASSUME that I pay taxes and obey laws. Great thinking there, Chief! I'd say you're one of the first ones in the voting booths - and that's ANOTHER reason I don't believe in being governed - anyone that YOU would elect would be a terror to live under. Like so many of the people of this country you hide behind a screen name in perfect anonymity, so you can be as tough-guy, loud-mouthed and rude as you like. Were we to meet in the real world, I can guarantee you one of two things would happen: A) We'd find that we're actually quite similar in thoughts and become friends B) I'd take you down like a dog based simply on your rudeness. Have a nice day! :>)  (May 21, 2007 | post #44)

Wilkes-Barre, PA

Wilkes Barre Pa

Well, sir, you'll probably get a great kick out of this, and feel free to blaze away, but... I don't vote. Never have. Doubt I ever will. I feel I can change my world more efficiently through my own actions than relying upon someone else, someone whose primary interest is not ME, campaign promises notwithstanding. Besides - I don't LIKE being "governed "... :>)  (May 15, 2007 | post #40)

Tai Chi

Flair and fluidity

But "Oriental " is a rug also, right? Or is that what you meant to write? Perhaps "Oriental " could refer to ALL countries such as Japan, China, Korea, etc., while "Asian" would refer only to those from Asia...  (May 14, 2007 | post #2)

Wilkes-Barre, PA

Wilkes Barre Pa

I moved here in 1992 after having lived in Allentown for a few years. Problem there was it was getting too much like my home town, New York. Came to WB and was surprised to see it hadn't changed much since I was visiting my then-fiancee years earlier. I've lived in WB, Forty Fort, Kingston, Edwardsville and Plymouth - now I'm tucked away in the mountains and trees of Shavertown, where I feel I can finally breathe. There are pros and cons of this area, just like any other. The way I see it, the coal-mining left its scars along with its legacies, but some of the closed-off attitudes of the older population can be and frequently are just as damaging as the "care-nothing " attitudes of some of the younger ones. Speaking of youth, I still see them abandoning this place at alarming rates as soon as they can - and I don't blame them one bit. It isn't that it's such a terrible place to live - it's just that you have VERY limited opportunities here unless you're one of the "chosen ones" - in with the right families / crowds / political parties. I agree with the poster who said that the colleges are underutilized - I think perhaps the cities are learning that slowly - so slowly that my kids won't be taking advantage of any improvements in their lifetimes.  (May 13, 2007 | post #38)

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