Dear Tired of it all -
Just to be clear, I never indicated that it was the school board's responsibility to transport my children to social events. What I mentioned is that, because they (the school board) do not provide buses to and from CAPA in the traditional school-bus form, my kids gain a great deal of independence from having bus passes. If the passes are eliminated, my kids will still get to school, but it will be much less pleasant for them in the social sphere, since a school like CAPA does not build neighborhood-based friendships. And you'll note that my reference to the feasibility is in that if PAT cuts routes, the kids who come to CAPA from neighborhoods all over the city will have limited ways to socialize with their friends. It's not that I think they should be given bus passes to socialize - it's that they won't be able to get there as easily if PAT cuts the routing.
ok Blake Anthony Green...whatever you say...ahahaha next time http://www.schoolanduniversity.com/ I see you, you better be runnin up then! Aha
I don't feel sorry for those who got it through a sex act. Quit living like you don't have a brain. It's adam and eve. not adam and steve. or amy and betty. My son has aids and he told me it's because of his bad choices. So why should true husbands and wives pay for things that you caused. The ones I feel sorry for is the ones who got it from hospitals through blood and surgeries. Quit making us pay for your sex choices. I don't fel one bit sorry for you. Read your bible.
I see these posts are a few years old. After reading about this IDIOT FERREE, I most certainly hope KARMA Has caught up with this bastard. What an evil person IDIOT FERREE must be!
this is saturday and was told they were in from 10-4.Noone is there.Monday is Christmas eve day and i haven't heard back from them eiither way.I need to give my kids a CHRISTMAS.PLEASE NEWSPAPER LET ME PUT THIS UP.I AM NOT A CON ARTIST JUST A CONCERNED WORRIED PARENT WHO CAN'T GET HELP FOR CHRISTMAS.I NEED TO DO IT IS THERE ANYONE THAT CAN HEP ME PROVIDE A CHRISTMAS FOR MY CHILDREN.I CAN'T GET A HOLD OF ANYONE AT GRACE PERIOD AND WAS TOLD THEY WERE OPEN TODAY.I FILLED A APP YESTERDAY THEN FAXED WHAT THEY NEEDED JUST HAVENT HEARD NOTHING YET.LORD WHAT AM I GOING TO DO OH WHAT AM I GOING TO DO.THIS ISNT MY KIND OF WORK TO BEG OR ASK FOR HELP AND OUT OF ALL GODS TRUTH THIS IS THE FIRST.I HAD MONEY SAVED .MY EX LEFT ME AND MY CHILDREN AND I HAD PRIMARY PHYSICAL CUSTODY SINCE AND TILL THREE WEEKS AGO.I LOVE MY DAUGHTER SO HAD TO GIVE UP MY CHRISTMAS SAVINGS OF $1,200 TO MY ATTORNEY.NOW THEY HAVE NOTHING.THE BOTH ONLY WANT ONE THING APRE-PAID PHONE AND A PLAYSTATION 3.BELIEVE ME OR NOT I DON'T WANT TO ASK THIS AND KNOW ALOT OF US ARE IN A BIND BUT IF YOU CAN PLEASE HELP PLEASE CALL ME.I DON'T EVEN LIKE TO PUT MY NUMBER OUT BUT IF SOMEONE GETS SMART I WILL HANG UP.PLEASE HELP ME PROVIDE FOR MY CHILDREN PLEASE. MARK (724)494-5751
I AM RIGHT NOW IN A VERY QUICK NEED OF HELP.I AM WAITING TO HEAR BACK FROM GRACE PERIOD BUT I HAVE TRIED EVERTHING ON MY OWN.I AM A FATHER OF 2 WHO HAS C.O.P.D.,HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE,ON A C-PAP,NEBULIZER AND NO CAR.IT TOOK ME 6 MONTHS BUT I HAD $1,200 SAVED UP FOR MY KIDS FOR THIS CHRISTMAS.WELL MY EX DECIDED SHE WANTED TO FIGHT ME FOR CUSTODY AFTER 8 YEARS AND MYSELF ALREADY PRIMARY PARENT.IT TOOK ALL THE MONEY I SAVED FOR MY KIDS FOR A ATTORNEY.HERE IT'S SATURDAY AND THEY HAVE NOTHING AND THIS HAS NEVER HAPPENEDI REALLY HOPE THEY CAN PULL THROUGH FOR ME.ALL MY SON WANTS IS A PLAYSTATION 3 AND MY DAUGHTER A PRE-PAID PHONE.BUT THINGS ARE NOT LOOKING GOOD.I HATE TO SAY THIS WORD BUT I NEED HELP AND IHONESTY NEVER HAD TO SAY THIS.AND THIS IS THE WRONG PLACE TO PUT THIS BUT SOMEONE IS GOTTA HAVE A HEART.THEY SAY THIS IS THE TIME OF YEAR YOU ARE TO HELP THE ONES LESS FORTUNATE.WELL I TRIED A FEW OTHERS NOONE CARES.GRACE PLEASE COME THROUGH FOR ME.I HAVE PRAYED TO GOD AND ALSO WANT TO SAVE MONEY THREW YOU SHALL ANOTHER EMERGENCY ARISE.PLEASE I AM SO SORRY BUT IF SOME HOW THEY CANT HELP COULD SOME .PLEASE I AM NERVIOUS ABOUT DOING THIS BUT PLEASE CALL ME MY NAME IS MARK AND I HAVE A SON AND DAUGHTER.THIS IS SATURDAY ACTUALLY ONLY TODAY THROUGH MAYBE MONDAY TO SHOP.PLEASE CALL (724)494-5751 IF YOU CAN PLEASE HELP IN ANYWAY.I REALLY DON'T CARE ABOUT ANYTHING RATHER THEN SEEING THEM HAPPYPLEASE I DIDNT WANT TO PUT THIS HERE BUT THERE ISNT MUCH TIME.IF ANYONE CARES AND HAVES A HEART CALL (724)494-5751 PLEASE.ALOT OF PEOPLE RUIN IT FOR THE GOOD PEOPLE MAKING YOU WONDER WHO YOU CAN TRUSTI PUT MY LIFE ON THE LINE FOR 25 YEARS AS A VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERPLEASE I BEG AND PRAY FOR YOUR HELP.YOU GOTTA KNOW WHAT IT'S LIKE.I CANT SEE THE SCREEN FROM TEARING A GROWN MAN.MARK
Thank you for reporting on this and the story on the bicycle officers, as well. With the growth in the cycling community, there likely is just more opportunity for interaction between your average Pittsburgh cyclists and drivers (minus the individual who attacked Colin Albright). It is a mark of our region's improving progressive livability and indicative of forward thinking public policy that we're seeing more cyclists on our streets.
Cyclists are your neighbors, your co-workers, your fellow volunteers at your children's school, the folks who sit next to you in church, and the guys who play on our team (shoutout to Antonio Brown http://www.steelersdepot.com/2012/05/video…).
No one thinks twice about taking a second extra when it comes to waving another driver to go ahead at a four way stop, the same should be said for giving cyclists 4 feet when passing and generally just being careful not to hook or door them.
Our city is growing and adapting, an increase in cycling and cyclists is an indicator of that. There is enough room on our streets for all of us.
Good story, except on one point: Colin Albright's story doesn't really belong with this group. It is not an example of how angry road users can get at cyclists, and thus a measure of how incendiary conflicts between road users have become (and also a possible warning to people who would choose to ride a bike); it's an example of the problems that come with a lack of resources for people with mental illness. The perpetrator could just as easily have stabbed someone in line at the grocery store.
I work in Oakland but drive in from New Kensington so I encounter a lot of bikers. I am courteous to them and abide by the 4-foot law. I respect them for using bicycles for transportation for whatever reason they have. While the majority of bikers I encounter seem to be "mature" riders there are an awful lot who are not. I cannot say how many times someone has come whizing through traffic on a bicylce, trying to avoid the snarls like everyone else, without heeding any of the traffic laws. I may be wrong, but I thought if someone rides a bicycle on the road they are to obey traffic laws like those driving other vehicles. If that is not true, it should be. Flying through red lights, cutting off cars, not stopping at stop signs, and not signaling your intent to turn, among other things are actions I have seen bicycle riders doing. It is simply not safe for themselves or others. I often wonder if they drive cars the same way the ride their bicycles. Riding a bicycle does not give anyone freedom to do what they want on the road. Vehicle drivers are not exempt - I have encountered and been the victim of aggressive drivers as well. I just think some of the bicycle riders need more education on safety and also with the rules of riding a bike on the road. Ideally, there would be bicycle lanes on every road but I don't know if that is even feasible. Everyone on the road should respect each other so that we can all be safe. Those who cannot do so, bicycle or other vehicle, should be ticketed or whatever just the same.
Seems fairly impossible to implement "don't be a jerk" regulation on the majority fuel-burning populace, and so it falls to the minority bike crowd to change the perception and ease tensions. Aside from getting our numbers up to balance the disproportion, behaving with respect to motorists, and being seen consistently suffering the weather this winter (which could hopefully instill some empathy and remove some of the bike=joyride mentality), its a matter of rider education. How about free classes for bike/traffic integration and more in-depth literature like the bike pgh's bike commuting 101?
I was biking to work yesterday (Tuesday) morning, crossing Forbes at Oakland Ave., with the light, which had just changed. Out of nowhere a guy on a bike comes flying down Forbes passing just behind me, against one-way traffic and running a red light. A car following me laid on its horn at him. Wish I could have caught up with him and chewed him out. That's the kind of biker that gives the rest of us a bad name. Hope he's reading this.
Put a cycle track w/ buffer on the East Bus Way - that'd be awesome.
Thank you for this well-written and timely article on a topic for which there is far too little discourse at all levels.
I'd love to know who they are polling in Pennsylvania to come up with only 45% approval, I know I wasn't involved! Living in Pittsburgh, it seems to me there are more supporters than not.
Here's a link to more details on Pennsylvania's Students First PAC:
""You've got a dozen people with a lot of money, versus thousands and thousands of teachers," says Feinberg. "Just from a democracy standpoint, you have handfuls of people trying to set public policy. They're not winning every battle, but they're winning enough.""
You are one of the first and only in our country to lift this rock and watch the bugs and worms scatter. Keep up this type of journalism--you know, the kind you were called to do. Don't stop now. The Truth is only yet being told by people like you.
Follow. The Money.
We are all better for knowing it.
There *is* a way to fight back against this madness, and we're doing it right here in Southwest Pennsylvania through a grassroots movement supporting our public schools. We are all volunteer parents, students, teachers, and concerned community members.
Join us online at Yinzercation.wordpress.com
this is totally AWESOME!! i had a hard time voting for just one box - they are all great, and so is the concept. i think ALL city paper boxes should be commissioned!! we are in some dire need of street art around here! everywhere!
"Why are we funding groups that provide abortions overseas? I could understand the government doing it here in the US. but do we have groups that are overseas that are providing abortions to non-US citizens?"
>>> The United States provides various kinds of foreign aid to non-governmental organizations. There's nothing new about that. But during the Reagan administration, the US implemented what was called the "Mexico City Policy," which barred US aid from going to any group whose services included abortion or abortion counseling. This was true even for organizations that didn't use federal dollars to actually provide abortions -- i.e. groups that used US money for some services, and got funding for abortions from somewhere else.
Reagan's policy was reversed by Bill Clinton, then reinstated by George W. Bush. Barack Obama again rescinded the policy, and Romney has pledged to restore it yet again.
Why are we funding groups that provide abortions overseas?
I could understand the government doing it here in the US. but do we have groups that are overseas that are providing abortions to non-US citizens?
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