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Re: “Hundreds of Pittsburghers to attend environmental marches locally and in Washington, D.C.

Hundreds? Are you sure about that?

There were not hundreds at the local event. here were not hundreds bussed to the DC event. Combined there were not hundreds

Posted by MrHasselblad on 04/29/2017 at 11:47 PM

Re: “Pennsylvania Senate and House pass 'Sue Our Cities' bills

Avoid being sued by obeying state law, you know, like the rest of us.

Posted by JohnH3 on 04/28/2017 at 10:56 PM

Re: “Pennsylvania Senate and House pass 'Sue Our Cities' bills

Also, see the Section 21, Declaration of Rights, PA Constitution:

21. Right to bear arms.

The right of the citizens to bear arms in defense of themselves and the State shall not be questioned.

http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/…

Posted by Dan Sullivan on 04/28/2017 at 1:55 PM

Re: “Pennsylvania Senate and House pass 'Sue Our Cities' bills

Aside from the question of what people think municipal law *should* be, Pennsylvania is a Dillons's Rule state, also known as a "Mother, may I" state. Some states specify what municipalities *may not* do, and they may do anything not explicitly prohibited. Most states, including Pennsylvania, specify what municipalities *may* do, and they may not do anything that is not explicitly permitted.

The bottom line is that municipal gun bans in Pennsylvania were always illegal, but that the state did not want to fight about it. This way the gun rights groups can do the fighting, which they will certainly be inclined to do.

Posted by Dan Sullivan on 04/28/2017 at 1:47 PM

Re: “Pennsylvania Senate and House pass 'Sue Our Cities' bills

The title and article itself are INCREDIBLY misleading. But that appears intentional, so I'll just state the facts as simply as possible. Under PA law (and I'm told the PA Constitution as well), it is ILLEGAL for any county, or municipality (cities, towns, boroughs...) to enact ANY laws related to firearms. That is PA law. Cities CAN NOT make any local firearms laws. Therefore, when a city DOES pass a 'law' regarding firearms, they are violating Commonwealth law, and if they enforce it they are violating the rights of the citizen they enforced it upon. So what this law says is that if a city is breaking the law, and violates your rights, and then you (or the NRA, or the ACLU or NAACP or NAGR or any other group) sues the city for breaking the law and violating your rights, that city has to pay YOUR legal costs when they loose. They have to reimburse you the cost of fighting to defend the rights they violated. The alternative is a city breaking the law and violating your rights, then when you try to defend yourself, they use their ON STAFF lawyers to drag out any hearings and financially DESTROY the person fighting for their rights. Why wouldn't they? If they piss away MILLIONS on defending themselves for breaking the law and violating your rights, what does it cost them? Nothing? They just take more money from the people of their city. So why WOULDN'T they violate your rights? Well, because it will cost them TWICE as much to accomplish nothing, again, if they lose. If they WIN, they don't have to pay your costs... So if they REALLY think their law is valid, and they are not violating your rights, why would they care if they have to pay if they lose? If your 'law' is 'legal' you WON'T have to pay. Feel deceived yet? Personally, I think, rather than pass this law, it is FAR more appropriate to send state troopers to arrest the pittsburgh mayor and anyone else involved in 'conspiring to violate your civil rights' (which is EXACTLY what they did by passing that 'law' and any like it), but that'd never happen, becasue justice rarely finds those with power.

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Posted by Mick on 04/27/2017 at 10:28 PM

Re: “Pennsylvania Senate and House pass 'Sue Our Cities' bills

As a citizen harmed by the efforts of elected officials willing to thumb their noses at the state legislation, as if they have a higher authority, i can confidently tell you, no sir/madams, you are not above the law!! Your push for public safety, has nothing to do with protecting the citizens!! It has everything with pushing your personal, ILLEGAL agenda!! How dare you take taxpayer money to control the LAW ABIDING gun owner by doing ILLEGAL ordinances and making the TAXPAYER pay to push your agenda!! SHAME ON YOU AND YOUR EGOS!! The only person that you hurt is the law abiding citizens while you give criminsls a free pass to do their evil!!

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Posted by Chris Phillips on 04/27/2017 at 10:14 PM

Re: “Affordable-housing advocates want Pittsburgh to buy Penn Plaza to maintain affordable units

The City has an obligation to provide fair and affordable housing? since when; that's news to the taxpayers!
OK...so LG bought the property expecting the make a return, they bought it legally and did everything by the book. Imagine if we stopped every developer from tearing down an old crap building.
They only way they sell it is if they get a sizable return on their investment, so if the city were to buy it and basically give it to the residents, it would be the single worst investment/use of the public's money...let alone illegal. SO...can we please move on, this Penn Plaza thing is so over.

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Posted by Senor on 04/21/2017 at 9:11 AM

Re: “Affordable-housing advocates want Pittsburgh to buy Penn Plaza to maintain affordable units

IF YOU CANT AFFORD WHERE YOU LIVE, YOU MOVE. ITS UP TO YOU, TO DETERMINE HOW MUCH YOU CAN AFFORD. ITS UP TO YOU TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR CHOICES, NOT THE GOVERNMENT.

5 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by WORKING MAN on 04/19/2017 at 4:10 PM

Re: “Politicians and local leaders hold discussion on state anti-labor, anti-immigrant legislation

Also, Socialized medicine does NOT work! There is NO right to health care in the US Constitution!

Posted by Steven Twiss, Sr. on 04/15/2017 at 7:42 PM

Re: “Politicians and local leaders hold discussion on state anti-labor, anti-immigrant legislation

Anti-illegal immigrant: big difference! Also, not anti-union, pro-right to work!

Posted by Steven Twiss, Sr. on 04/15/2017 at 7:38 PM

Re: “Pittsburgh's Black Forge Coffee to continue carrying controversial loyalty punch cards

"There was fetus in my scone" is metal AF

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Posted by Brendan Hykes on 04/03/2017 at 10:05 AM

Re: “Pittsburgh's Black Forge Coffee to continue carrying controversial loyalty punch cards

Is it tasteless? In a way, yes - no one should ever be taking death lightly in this day and age when gun violence is killing kids.

Is it funny? Again, in its own way. If that's what makes you smile, then sure - go pick up a card.

Is it illegal? Hell, no. If you don't like it, don't go there. Don't pick up the punch card and don't redeem it for the reward.

Easy enough to do, right?

:)

4 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Annie Charleston on 04/03/2017 at 9:46 AM

Re: “Pittsburgh's Black Forge Coffee to continue carrying controversial loyalty punch cards

You are disgusting!!! Maybe we should creat punch cards with your heads on it. Nothing personal, it's just funny - right?

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Posted by Susan Allan Block on 04/02/2017 at 11:35 PM

Re: “Pittsburgh's Black Forge Coffee to continue carrying controversial loyalty punch cards

I suggest Black Forge get a hole punch in the shape of a heart. :)

4 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Lillith Wolfson on 04/02/2017 at 12:33 PM

Re: “Pittsburgh's Black Forge Coffee to continue carrying controversial loyalty punch cards

This company is toast. We will see to it. They just couldn't keep their lefty politics out of it. You're going DOWN you POS fascist losers!

4 likes, 17 dislikes
Posted by Carmen Katz on 04/02/2017 at 5:44 AM

Re: “Pittsburgh's Black Forge Coffee to continue carrying controversial loyalty punch cards

Advocating for the death of other Human Beings is hardly free speech.

6 likes, 11 dislikes
Posted by EPIX on 04/01/2017 at 6:33 PM

Re: “Solidarity rally and march tomorrow in Pittsburgh's Schenley Plaza

Still drinking that Clinton koolade, stop with this negativity and come up with something positive for a change.

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Posted by Harry Bovine on 03/31/2017 at 10:05 AM
Posted by Harry Bovine on 03/31/2017 at 10:00 AM

Re: “Trump Puppet highlights Pittsburgh's weekly Tuesdays With Toomey protest

This kind of rhetoric is so devisive to our country, this has to stop. This type of action is very anti-American and does not help anyone. The socialist Democratic party lost, get used to it.It's time to move forward, unite and get to work. be positive.

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Posted by Harry Bovine on 03/31/2017 at 9:58 AM

Re: “Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner calls on Pittsburgh mayor to end partial lead-line replacements

Don't bash our president, back him and his agenda. He's trying to make this country and the people wealthy and strong.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Harry Bovine on 03/31/2017 at 9:50 AM

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