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Re: “Mass shooting in Pittsburgh suburb leaves five dead, three injured

The lawless will always have weapons.

13 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Alvin Leaphart on 03/11/2016 at 2:34 PM

Re: “Allegheny County Jail Health Justice Project to relaunch tonight

I am a parent of a inmate at ACJ. The Warden Orlando Harper denied him medical treatment when he refused the Physician hours to examine him. My don needs life staining medicatons and blood test done every 3-6 months. This had no happen since he had been there
The nurses gave him the wrong medications and my son had a epileptic seziure. The nurse then gave him Benadryl and he never had the proper treatment after having a seziure. The medical staff manager is a CO, who has no medical background. I have written the Warden,Mayor, State Reps and news stations. This is against the law to deny medical treatment.

Posted by philene on 03/11/2016 at 11:27 AM

Re: “Mass shooting in Pittsburgh suburb leaves five dead, three injured

My heart breaks for these victims and families. I pray for their comfort. But we mustn't blame the guns. We must teach our children to value life and learn to deal with their anger in other ways besides pulling out a gun. It's a lot easier to say "bad guns" and try to curtail their availability to all citizens. Truth is the BAD guys will ALWAYS get their hands on guns because they have no respect for life or authority.

25 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by Melanie on 03/10/2016 at 8:26 PM

Re: “PNC bank backs further away from funding Mountaintop Removal Mining projects

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Posted by Robert on 03/06/2016 at 2:48 PM

Re: “Health researchers say fracking too close to schools, residences

...no set back is "safe" because fracking is not safe! Love the industries response...yep a bunch of mom's, forced to take action to protect their kids are guilty of spreading fear. Only fear being spread by them is the concern they have for their kids health.

3 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Maggie Henry on 03/05/2016 at 12:06 PM

Re: “Health researchers say fracking too close to schools, residences

I really appreciate the work done by Ms. Haley et. al. that demonstrates that the current governmental "protection" embodied in setbacks are not protective. However, I must take issue with the conclusion that "a combination of reasonable setbacks and controls.." will do the job. No fracking is safe and must be halted immediately. While an appropriate setback can be useful in the case of explosions and fires, the much greater and pervasive risk is from the ambient air.
Children in schools go home at night, where they proportionally spend more time and therefore have a greater potential to be exposed to pollution there. Asking simply for setbacks and other mitigations in effect accepts location-based exposure to pollution -- decreased gas activity pollution (not no pollution) while at school, but ok where the children (and let's not forget the adults) live or go outside that setback.

3 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Diane Sipe on 03/05/2016 at 11:09 AM

Re: “City Paper obtains latest house-written amendments to Pennsylvania Senate's medical marijuana bill

While working for Keystone Medicinal Alternatives I was told by one female State Rep who sits on the review board, that the difference between recreational and medical cannabis is the percentage of THC. She claimed medical marijuana has levels of 2% or less while recreational exceeds 16% which is where addiction forms. Really? I have never read anything close to this and was shocked how they let people like this make laws.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Let Down on 03/04/2016 at 12:42 PM

Re: “Report says oil-train routes contribute to 'environmental racism' in Pennsylvania

Don't like it? Get a job. Work overtime. And don't depend on the government. Let's see I have a job. I work 15 hr plus of overtime per week. And I pay taxes, not receive tax money. I don't live in a blast zone.
It's simple

Posted by simpleworkingman on 02/28/2016 at 9:27 AM

Re: “Report says oil-train routes contribute to 'environmental racism' in Pennsylvania

Don't like it? Get a job. Work overtime. And don't depend on the government. Let's see I have a job. I work 15 hr plus of overtime per week. And I pay taxes, not receive tax money. I don't live in a blast zone.
It's simple

Posted by simpleworkingman on 02/28/2016 at 9:27 AM

Re: “Pittsburgh officials and newly formed pedestrian-advocacy group looking to provide boost to city steps

The PGH Walks event will start at 1pm, not 10am. Thanks for your support!

Posted by Adrienne Virginia on 02/26/2016 at 9:45 PM

Re: “Jessica Wolfe campaign buys up old Jake Wheatley campaign websites to post unflattering articles

If it's now a smear campaign, then what about Wolfe's husband's County property tax evasion? bit.ly/1LHXCUi, bit.ly/1mZMOui, bit.ly/20XdadG.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Anonymous on 02/25/2016 at 11:53 AM

Re: “A conversation with this week’s Pittsburgh City Paper cover artist Pat Lewis

Pat's a fabulous illustrator and a wonderful person. There's something to be said for modest artist types like Pat who are packed with talent and speak with their pens. Congratulations on your success. A well done interview. To your marriage this spring. Cheers! -mark brewer

6 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Mark Brewer on 02/25/2016 at 11:41 AM

Re: “MP3 Monday: Brewer's Row

Such an aching, triumphant song.

Brewer's Row - the collective band and individuals within - continue to evolve and ascend: the new album radiates. The harmonies and melodies synergize to both waken and tame your brain.

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Publius on 02/22/2016 at 4:21 PM
Posted by Oyo Ellis on 02/19/2016 at 5:12 PM

Re: “WQED launches “mini docs” series tonight

SO MUCH UNKNOWN HISTORY, THANK YOU FOR SHARING.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Sherleye Thomas on 02/18/2016 at 2:28 PM

Re: “City Paper obtains latest house-written amendments to Pennsylvania Senate's medical marijuana bill

Solution: beat these politicians in the head so many times they require a lifetime of Cannabis use just to be able to wipe their own asses. Fucking morons know nothing about anything and sit around and play God and ruin people's lives.

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by adickson311 on 02/16/2016 at 2:48 PM

Re: “City Paper obtains latest house-written amendments to Pennsylvania Senate's medical marijuana bill

A cap on THC is a slap in the face to all patients in Pennsylvania. This is ridiculous and outrageous. THC is extremely beneficial for a huge variety of ailments, including Cancer, Epilepsy, PTSD, and many other conditions. In fact MOST Epilepsy patients need THC in addition to CBD. An old geezer politician spewing reefer madness propaganda has NO PLACE in making MEDICAL decisions for our loved ones!

29 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Louise Sherman on 02/13/2016 at 11:59 PM

Re: “Residents line up to view the completed tiny house in Pittsburgh's Garfield neighborhood

While I'm all for tiny homes, even this articles states how it sticks out like a sore thumb in the Garfield neighborhood. Besides the gentrification issue, the house itself is $109,000. If you read the full article (click on the link above in the article), a brand new "normal sized" home in this neighborhood is going for $143,000. To renovate your existing home would cost $90,000. So I'm not sure where the incentive is in building a tiny home in the Garfield neighborhood is other than to make a point that zoning exceptions can be done. I'd much rather preserve the history and culture of the Garfield neighborhood by renovating a blighted home rather than build new one, especially if I can have the comfortability of size for about $20,000 less.

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Posted by Corrie Parrish on 02/09/2016 at 12:05 PM

Re: “Residents line up to view the completed tiny house in Pittsburgh's Garfield neighborhood

The big increase in housing costs isn't the houses; it's the land. In 2005, the median house price in the city was 2.44 years of median income. Today it's 3.56 years, largely because we lost the land value tax and real estate speculators swarmed in.

It could be worse, though. In California, it ranges from over 5 years (Bakersfield) to nearly 13 years (San Fransisco). Before they curtailed their property taxes, their housing affordability index was only 10% higher than the national average.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Dan Sullivan on 02/06/2016 at 9:13 PM

Re: “Residents line up to view the completed tiny house in Pittsburgh's Garfield neighborhood

A tiny life, huh? So if we don't all have a rotting house in Plum or Cranberry - or some beige McMansiony atrocity in [name any leapfrog suburb], we're not living right?

I'll take that chance, thanks.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Teenie Tiny Life Harris on 02/05/2016 at 5:45 PM

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