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Re: “We live in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. What's the difference between a commonwealth and a regular ol' state?

Texas is a horrible state. Ever been to Houston? Even the best area's around Houston have bars on their window's, much like Mexico.

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Posted by Texasishorrible on 09/07/2014 at 12:49 PM

Re: “Rank Deception?

We have such a complex. Why? Every celebrity interviewed by the local news.. "What do you think of Pittsburgh? Are we cool? Do you like us? oool?"

Posted by Sloov Sloover on 09/06/2014 at 3:00 PM

Re: “Rank Deception?

I rank the bus lane from downtown to oakland 100% ideal. Enough bumps to keep you awake on your way to class/work

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Posted by pittstudent on 09/05/2014 at 10:42 PM

Re: “Personal Foul: Rene Portland

Then why did Joe Paterno get fired?

Posted by Steve on 09/03/2014 at 11:09 AM

Re: “We live in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. What's the difference between a commonwealth and a regular ol' state?

"Hey Teacher, Blow it out your 5 hole". Why is it that you idiots always feel the need to insert your liberal point of view into every discussion. You were asked to explain the difference between a Commonwealth state and a regular state. When you couldn't definitively answer the question, you resort to ridiculing Texas???? I'm curious though, "Why Texas?" I know its full of, and governed by, A bunch of "Dumb Redneck Conservatives" but seriously?? Is it because it was voted best state in the country to live, raise children, and to start a business for like the 3rd or 4th year in a row???? Or because it consistently is at the top of the list for states with the lowest unemployment rates????
But I Digress, why I ask can't teachers just teach the facts to our children and let families, friends and their own individual life experiences develop their political beliefs .

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Posted by JrWick on 08/30/2014 at 7:31 AM

Re: “Lynn Cullen Live 08/22/14

Will the audio archive return in the future?

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Posted by Tcat21 on 08/25/2014 at 10:58 AM

Re: “Ashes to Ashes: New plan to deal with Mansfield plant's coal residuals isn't much of an improvement

"How can a substance containing toxic metals be beneficial?" Almost everything in your house has "toxic metals" in it. Your daily multi-vitamin has "toxic metals" in it. The key is keeping the metals in places where they won't get into you in quantities that can cause harm. Using coal ash in products like concrete and wallboard keeps ash out of giant disposal ponds next to rivers. That's beneficial and even the U.S. EPA agrees The best solution to coal ash disposal problems is to quit throwing it away.

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Posted by John Ward on 08/21/2014 at 6:00 PM

Re: “Pittsburgh has a neighborhood named "Soho," directly across the Birmingham Bridge. My mother was raised there, when it was predominantly a Russian immigrant community, and I have always wanted to know how Soho got its name.

Interesting article. I recently found my greatgrandparents home on google earth as it is still standing on Tustin St.

Posted by Genealogist on 08/18/2014 at 3:44 PM

Re: “We live in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. What's the difference between a commonwealth and a regular ol' state?

Why do you feel the need to belittle the teaching profession in this article? Subtle distinctions between words can often gave a huge impact on their meaning, even if people such as yourself feel insecure about their ignorance and need to resort to name calling. Why not just point your finger at teachers, shout "nerds," and then give us all a wedgie?

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Posted by A teacher on 08/13/2014 at 11:33 AM

Re: “Stuff We Like

This is a very veiled substitute for the omnipresent crossword puzzle. Bring it back.

Posted by justira on 07/30/2014 at 10:15 PM

Re: “Lynn Cullen Live 07/23/14

In reference to Lynn's strange comment about "weapons of mass destruction flying over a stadium", I will point out that when the bellicose Kim Jong-un was conducting war games last spring, Barack Obama sent a pair of B2 stealth bombers over the peninsula, the same planes flown over the Super Bowl every year. Americans are rightfully proud to posses the most fearsome weapon every created, and it is the existence of weapons like the B2 that make it virtually impossible for Kim to ever consider any nuclear action. In short, thank God for the B2. But what is really sad about Lynn's reckless comment, is how it alienates moderate to conservative democrats. Please Lynn, think before you put daisy's down American Serviceman's rifle barrels, we don't need help like yours.

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Posted by hopeandespair on 07/26/2014 at 10:21 PM

Re: “We live in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. What's the difference between a commonwealth and a regular ol' state?

Jim Whalen, I just had something to add to your "analogy". I believe it would be more accurate to say "twelve is the same as a dozen" when referring to state being the same as commonwealth. That's okay though, I doubt you were raised in a commonwealth, so I get why you think twelve and 12 are different words that mean the same thing.

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Posted by Timothy Adam Weidner on 07/24/2014 at 8:14 PM

Re: “Carbon Nation: Pittsburgh will host hearings on EPA's emission-reduction plan

I wouldn't downplay this rule. Some states are complete laggards when it comes to doing anything about cutting carbon emissions. California on the other hand will always be ahead of any rule that comes from the EPA. For 100 straight years our carbon emissions and electricity consumption has grown so it is still a relatively new phenomenon to see a reduction in carbon emissions in the US and a large part of the reason for the reduction in carbon emissions was the recession of 2009. We must get this rule implemented. When it is in place we will work on further cuts. I will be at the EPA hearings in Pittsburgh on July 31st and you should be there too because "America will take bold action to cut carbon pollution!"

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Posted by Fred K on 07/24/2014 at 3:25 PM

Re: “What was the name of the burlesque house that used to be on Diamond Street (excuse me, Forbes Avenue) between Smithfield and Wood? What do you know of its history?

I am trying to find out more information on the Harris theatre before it was the Casino. My grandmother danced there in a chorus line doing the Charleston and other dances, before the main show would start. It would have been around 1917-20's. I would love to find stories or pictures of the theatre at that time.

Posted by Joan Markunas on 07/19/2014 at 6:29 PM

Re: “Life in the Fast Lane

Regulations, be they good or bad, are there for reasons. If they are bad, then work to change them - don't just thumb your nose at them. As the article suggests, we can't let drillers ignore regulations (thanks for aptly making the comparison)...similarly ride-sharing corporations need to abide by them as well. I'm not particularly impressed by the Mayor's support for dodging regulations, simply because he uses the services and feels they make sense. Mayors need to carefully consider issues and build consensus towards solutions.

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Posted by regulation-curious on 07/16/2014 at 10:50 AM

Re: “Stuff We Like

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Posted by John Craft on 07/10/2014 at 8:50 AM
Posted by Greg on 07/08/2014 at 10:57 PM

Re: “Stuff We Like

Hey Lucas!

As the staff crossword junkie, I feel compelled to give you a quick reply -- just so you know, the weekly Ink Well puzzle was discontinued by its constructor, who recently took a faculty job at a university. I think he'll still be making puzzles, but not on a weekly basis. When he let us know (he's a syndicated constructor, so his puzzle ran in other publications too), we had to decide whether to pick up another puzzle or replace it with some other localized content. Stuff We Like is a concept we'd toyed with for a while, and we didn't have a spot to fit it into the paper, so we decided to replace the puzzle with this feature. Maybe someday in the future we'll reconsider, or come up with additional space, and pick up a puzzle again -- nothing's ever set in stone. Just wanted to make it clear, though, that we didn't drop Ink Well; it was a great puzzle, but its author wasn't able to carry on with it.

Glad you enjoyed for all those years, and hope you enjoy Stuff We Like!

Posted by Andy Mulkerin on 07/08/2014 at 4:57 PM

Re: “Stuff We Like

While I have no doubt that this section will eventually become a regular part of my City Paper reading experience, I was shocked, saddened, and dismayed to discover this in place of my favorite section of the City Paper; the Ink Well crossword puzzle! Say it ain't so! Will there be NO return of thr CP crossword? That is my #1 favorite part of the City Paper, with Savage Love and News of the Weird following closely behind.

What sets the CP crossword apart from the rest is the fun, irreverent answers and the challenges that they bring because you can't cheat using sites like "One Across" as you are able to do with the more "traditional" crossword puzzles. It is/was a truly unique puzzle and with all the buzz about "neuroplasticity" and brain training going around, I feel like this is a truly epic loss to my brain's weekly routine!

Please don't leave us crossword lovers out in the cold! For years, I have worked on these puzzles with friends, family, and even strangers on the bus; it is a bonding experience, truly, and the fact that it's free makes it even more indispensable in my life! I very much hope that the paper will bring the crossword back because it has saved me countless hours of boredom, allowed me to open up and cooperate with others in the pursuit of answers, and has no doubt brought many a smile to my face when I have filled in those boxes, knowing that I am aware of the correct answer.

My favorite clue? "It delivers the hits"...the answer: bong :)

Posted by Way Lucas on 07/04/2014 at 11:55 AM

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