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Re: “Pittsburghers call on PWSA to improve water quality and service

Fluoridation chemicals not only increase the amount of lead and other neurotoxic metals in drinking water, they increase the absorbtion of these poisons into bodies, bones and brains.

I especially like the title of #7 on this short list of citations: http://momsagainstfluoridation.org/sites/default/files/pdf-documents/FluorideChloramineLead_2_2.pdf

Posted by KSpencer on 02/26/2017 at 9:35 PM

Re: “U.S. Congressman Keith Rothfus dodges 130 constituents in first week back in district

What is wrong with the people at these Town Halls is they never plan on voting for Keith anyways, also ALL their personal concerns about ACA are not the major problem ,nor will be taken away with a new option. First, as they stated Age 26 for dependent and Pre - existing conditions will be covered!!! WHAT IS NOT BEING TALKED ABOUT AND IS THE CONCERN IS THIS IS A PATH TO SINGLE PAYER SYSTEM...NO OTHER CHOICES OF MEDICINE WILL EVENTUALLY BE OFFERED ONCE ALL INSURANCE COMPANIES GO OUT OF BUSINESS FOR 325 million PEOPLE (SOCIALIST MEDICINE DOESN'T WORK ANY OTHER COUNTRY ESPECIALLY OUR POPULATION) NO INSURANCE WILL BE OFFERED WITH COMPANIES YOU WORK FOR OR LABOR UNIONS. THIS IS THE BIG PROBLEM AND MORE TAXES TO ACA IN 2020.

Posted by IrishOne on 02/25/2017 at 6:10 PM

Re: “U.S. Congressman Keith Rothfus dodges 130 constituents in first week back in district

Run for office and then hide from constituents. A particularly common theme these days. I thank the CP for reporting on this phenomenon which is also covered by WESA-FM and NPR. Reporters doing there job which includes reaching out for comments from both sides.
AND as you will see below, I am not ashamed to use my real name.

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Posted by William E. Haubach on 02/24/2017 at 10:31 AM

Re: “Pittsburgh protesters continue to hound Senator Pat Toomey during recess

Groups have been protesting Toomey since this summer regarding military sexual assault! He has always ignored constituents.

http://www.theusmarinesrape.com/FaceBook.html

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Posted by champion of women on 02/24/2017 at 5:23 AM

Re: “U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy cancels Pittsburgh event to dodge his constituents

Ooh, look at the red tie! Notice they ALL wear red, stuck in Reagan's 80s' fantasy. Games over, little ones......

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Posted by Walter Pewen on 02/23/2017 at 7:08 PM

Re: “U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy cancels Pittsburgh event to dodge his constituents

More "gotcha" activist grandstanding targeting GOP politicians.
Just like the "Tuesdays with Toomey" non- meetings, an activist group claims to have a meeting set up with the targeted politician.. totally without coordination with the pol. Then they can feign outrage when said pol doesn't show up.
New leftist tactics from the "community organizer's" training manual? Sure sounds like it.

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Posted by StraightSh00ter on 02/23/2017 at 12:41 PM

Re: “U.S. Congressman Keith Rothfus dodges 130 constituents in first week back in district

Another pathetic one-sided hit piece by the CP. At least you managed to print an article without your regular anti-white racism!

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Posted by Michelle Obama on 02/22/2017 at 11:34 PM

Re: “U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy cancels Pittsburgh event to dodge his constituents

Kudos to you, Angela Wateska. Keep fighting for sick Pennsylvanians!

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Posted by Jolene Louise on 02/22/2017 at 7:07 PM

Re: “U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy cancels Pittsburgh event to dodge his constituents

Of course he doesn't want to meet with any actual voters. He's bought and paid for by the people who donated to his campaign.

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Posted by Ch Ching! on 02/22/2017 at 6:24 PM

Re: “U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy cancels Pittsburgh event to dodge his constituents

Perhaps this needs to be posted in mainstream media outlets. Perhaps Twitter, as so many politicians seem to read the tweets. TV, radio, etc. It might be worth it to raise the stakes a little, emphasizing that it is not a protest, however his avoidance tactics could precipitate increased anger, frustration and principally protests. I guess I thought he tended to be somewhat more accessible. Good luck. Your questions deserve answers or at the very least, a discussion.

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Posted by Jan Harris on 02/22/2017 at 9:48 AM

Re: “U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy cancels Pittsburgh event to dodge his constituents

Mr. Deto, you are sadly in need of an editor. Is Charlie asleep at the wheel again?

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Posted by Fortitude412 on 02/21/2017 at 11:50 PM

Re: “Wigle Whiskey starting crowdfund to create a new whiskey museum in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh's problem is that as a city it has plenty to offer but very little of it is centrally located. Everything is scattered and isolated where transportation is an issue for the majority of tourists and visitors who have no way of getting to those places. Keep these museums near each other in a centrally located area near Downtown.

Posted by Eddie Liker on 02/20/2017 at 1:52 AM

Re: “Wigle Whiskey starting crowdfund to create a new whiskey museum in Pittsburgh

If Pittsburgh is smart and wants to take full advantage of what WAM and the soon to be Brew Museum have to offer both locals and tourists then let me suggest this.

The STRIP DISTRICT!!!!

I am not sure who owns the land between the Hampton Inn and the long terminal building but across from the Homewood Suites on Smallman Street you have those open parking lots which I don't believe are being utilized.

You can build both WAM and the Brew Museum next to each other near the Heinz History Center. You'd have 3 museums nearest each other within walking distance to Downtown. Easy for tourists to get to. Instead of building somewhere in Lawrenceville, or Troy Hill which is outside of Downtown and has no mode of transportation for people to travel with.

Posted by Eddie Liker on 02/20/2017 at 1:41 AM

Re: “Attorney says Pittsburgh activist/undocumented immigrant Martín Esquivel-Hernandez has been deported

And, noticing the signs posted above for "Immigration Rights," what does that have to do with illegal aliens? It seems anymore that every time an illegal immigrant is held in detention or is deported, the "immigration rights" protesters come out. It is not immigrants that people have a problem with. It's the ILLEGAL immigrants that is the issue. Immigrants and illegal immigrants are two completely different things. It's like something bad happens to apples and then people start protesting in favor of oranges, when the oranges aren't even the problem.

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Posted by citizenkane on 02/19/2017 at 7:42 PM

Re: “Attorney says Pittsburgh activist/undocumented immigrant Martín Esquivel-Hernandez has been deported

1. This isn't about ICE "not caring." They are simply people doing their jobs and following the law. Laws that existed long before Trump became president, but unfortunately not enforced by any of the previous presidents in recent memory.
2. Someone who has illegally entered the country and was deported four times has pretty much eliminated any chance of having a "path to citizenship." Maybe all of this time and energy being used to keep him here could have been better spent by trying to become legal in the first place when he entered the first time.
3. To expand on what Steve said above, driving without a license and without insurance is against the law. This guy is not the innocent angel that others are making him out to be. Being here in the first place is illegal. On top of that, he and his kids are mooching off of the public school system by not paying taxes. How is that fair to those of us who do pay school taxes??
4. I'm sure that his deportation is a hardship to his family. But guess what? There are thousands of families in the US who are experiencing hardships because a loved one who broke the law is in prison. At least his family has the option to join him in Mexico if they are missing him. US families of incarcerated loved ones don't even get that.
5. And I find it hard to be sympathetic to illegal aliens who possess these attitudes of entitlement. They want to live here, but feel that they are exempt from following are laws as well as dealing with the consequences for breaking laws. Can't have your cake and eat it too!

Posted by citizenkane on 02/19/2017 at 7:37 PM

Re: “Pennsylvania Republican Sen. Pat Toomey holds telephone town hall

Thank you City Paper for reporting on this. This is so important. If our elected officials don't listen to us , who will? I've been calling them all. Toomey is the only one that you can't get a hold of. He won't even do an interview with the media without out scurrying away. This is unacceptable. Pennsylvania needs to hold him accountable and we need more reporting like this article before we will ever see a change.

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Posted by claugh on 02/18/2017 at 8:38 AM

Re: “Pennsylvania Republican Sen. Pat Toomey holds telephone town hall

I'm glad he finally did at least *something* to respond to the rightfully-enraged voters of this state, but 90 minutes' notice of an event is not enough.

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Posted by wendyannh on 02/17/2017 at 9:42 PM

Re: “Pennsylvania Republican Sen. Pat Toomey holds telephone town hall

I was an education major in the early '70s, before the Department of Education was created, and I know quite a few teachers whose career spanned the transition from local control to state and federal control. I can say with confidence that the state and Federal DoEs have been a disaster for the quality of education.

School boards used to be accountable directly to the parents. Now they are accountable to distant politicians who have too many things on their plates, and to bureaucrats who are dominated by educational interest groups rather than by people who represent the students.

To those who blame teacher's unions, I want to note that the American Federation of Teachers has always avoided trying to tell public officials how to run schools as long as the teachers they represented were treated fairly. It's the National Education Association that has meddled destructively with our schools.

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Posted by Dan Sullivan on 02/17/2017 at 9:13 PM

Re: “Pittsburgh immigrants walk out of work, school to march in Beechview

"Reality": First off, Europeans did not "assimilate" when they came to America; they decimated native peoples, stole their land, and imposed their own languages and traditions. Second, I don't know why you feel threatened by change, but know that many of us do NOT feel the way that you do. I, for one, will be proud if Pittsburgh - and the country as a whole - can continue to grow and to embrace different kinds of people. Your narrow-mindedness and fear will not win.

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Posted by Emily S. on 02/17/2017 at 11:30 AM

Re: “Pittsburgh immigrants walk out of work, school to march in Beechview

The difference is Europeans assimilated they didn't insist on America speaking their language and changing for them. The problem going on all around the world is immigrants want the countrys they move to to change foe them! When you move to another country you assimilate to that country that's the problem! Pittsburgh is a melting pot but that worked because people embraced being American not forcing their countries on America!

The best part is unless I wasn't going through local articles no one was talking about this strike!

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Posted by Reality on 02/17/2017 at 8:34 AM

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