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Re: “Point of Law: Do 'safe passing' regulations really make it safer for cyclists if they're not enforced?

The 4' laws are counter to existing law that requires use of a single lane when marked - the requirement to maintain use of a single lane. 4' laws encourage straddle passes, and enforce the notion that cyclists should be far right in the lane. Now you have a law that confuses the easy to define and enforce straddle pass.
Additionally, if there is a 4' law the cyclists should equally have to abide by it. This would restrict them from riding within 4' of the edge lines so they could be safely passed and pass other vehicles (including bikes).

Low hanging fruit is still there for a reason, it's bad.

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Posted by Dave Holland on 08/20/2014 at 11:25 AM

Re: “MP3 Monday: Paint31

Love this band

Posted by Mary Kay on 08/19/2014 at 7:50 PM

Re: “Quantum Theatre's Tamara

Awesome, ambitious, a complete evening of entertainment. Demands much of the audience,with slowpokes and lolly-gaggers being unpopular by show's end. Comparing story lines with dinner companions is much like life, with snippets relayed and discussed, enlightening and making for great dinner conversation!

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Posted by Drew on 08/19/2014 at 11:23 AM

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: “Pittsburgh joins in National Moment of Silence for victims of police brutality

these police are out of control with everyone. they are cowards. i feel that no one is safe from their brutality.

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Posted by Robert Eisenberg on 08/18/2014 at 3:04 PM

Re: “Pittsburgh joins in National Moment of Silence for victims of police brutality

I said something on my FaceBook page about it, and i literally got confronted by some residents of a certain area of the city... for what i posted on FaceBook, problem is they were African American, i spoke on a similar incident that happen a few years back in the town i live in, they started addressing armed black men and how they shoot at police, because their brother was on the Force and their Father is a community.. like i told them the issue is not about armed black men we are talking about unarmed black men, its almost like our own people were justifying what happened to this child, i did tell them they would never understand, until it happens to they son's... I couldn't believe that what i said.. and i may not have been right about everything, but the whole situation got taken out of context, we are having a rally in my city tomorrow to address these issues...

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Posted by baps6194 on 08/18/2014 at 4:36 AM

Re: “Hearings for ridesharing companies begin next week

Rideshare companies business model is based on regulatory arbitrage, dubious insurance practices, and exploitation of drivers they've lured into signing-up by making fraudulent claims about potential earnings. These drivers have woken up to this reality and are uniting to raise awareness of their woes and bring an end to their exploitation. Ride-sharing drivers and the riding public should visit www.UberPeople.net to learn more about the true state of ride-sharing. Thanx!

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Posted by Justus Aguy on 08/16/2014 at 9:13 AM

Re: “Yes, Yes, Yes

Thanks to Bill O'Driscoll and Kayla Sargeson
for publishing this poem and sending the gift card. It was very kind. I enjoy the poems by other poets published in Chapter&Verse very much.

Posted by Romell on 08/14/2014 at 10:10 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?

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

Re: “Southern BBQ and all the fixin's — served in a waffle cone

I had one of these at a food truck round up at Coffee Buddha a few weeks ago...it is amazing!

Posted by Carlo on 08/13/2014 at 9:12 AM

Re: “Pittsburgh police officer subject of multiple allegations

Pretty standard for this guy. Pretty standard for the cops to protect and serve themselves. If you don't like this comment and are a cop. Fix your own shit and outsiders wont have so much to say.

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Posted by A hope for a better on 08/12/2014 at 3:52 AM

Re: “SoFar Sounds brings music to local living rooms

Thank you Sofar sounds! I was lucky enough to attend this event; the people, atmosphere, and music were amazing. Let me music be heard!

Posted by Josh Winwood on 08/11/2014 at 8:09 PM

Re: “Forgive Us Our Debts

These are fake a$$ testimonials , not try not buying it. They use your info with no garantee to release. They are not complaint with any security and hold you in there debt for a year. this is a scam, and should be pointed out as one.

Posted by bratprince on 08/11/2014 at 11:42 AM

Re: “Venezuelan author living in exile in Pittsburgh publishes translated novel

Oh dear.

I do live in Venezuela. And yes, I would definitely love not living here and get all my family out of here because I know what this government is about.
Back in the 80's this was way too different from what it is now.
You should come again, live here, work here, spend the whole day in a line just to buy milk, shampoo or flour and then we could talk about how great things are. Don't you think?

Posted by Paola Nava on 08/10/2014 at 3:21 PM

Re: “Venezuelan author living in exile in Pittsburgh publishes translated novel

Paola,

Firstly, your presence here in the US at all means that you are likely a member of the wealthy minority, so you views are not representative of a majority of Venezuelans.

I did live in Venezuela for almost two years - back in the early 1980s working for an oil-field service company. Mostly I remember it as a country with great majority of people living is extreme poverty and a small wealthy elite, and an absolutely horrible highway and urban infrastructure with only unregulated jitneys (por puestos) for public transit in Maracaibo and Caracas. It was ruled by a phony democracy of two tweedledum and tweededee parties, AD and COPEI, similar to the phony democracy we "enjoy" here in the USA.

I have heard from numerous people reporting that things in Venezuela are much better now, and most of the current problems are due to economic sabotage by wealthy business interests. The PSUV is doing nothing much different from other other social democracies like Norway have done to create the most successful egalitarian societies in the world. If the Venezuelan upper classes would participate and provide constructive criticism as needed instead of sabotaging the entire project and engaging in violence - using the contemptible Ayn Rand's "Atlas Shrugged" as their manual, Venezuelans could achieve Norway-level living standards too.

Posted by Paul D. on 08/10/2014 at 3:00 PM

Re: “Experts say Pittsburgh triathletes exposed to unsafe levels of fecal bacteria

Dear poster, you could not be more wrong. Thank you for playing into the fears of everybody else who does not have their facts straight.

Posted by Susanstam on 08/09/2014 at 12:28 PM

Re: “Experts say Pittsburgh triathletes exposed to unsafe levels of fecal bacteria

And this is why when my friends with boats ask if I want to go for a cruise on the river with them I politely decline by making up a B.S. story about having to help a friend move. Yeah enjoy motor boating down the Allegheny or the other two putrid stinking toilets that run through our fair city. You might as well stick your head in a toilet bowl and flush it a couple of times, that's what's spraying on your face when you are flying downour rivers at 40, 50 mph.

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Posted by Robert Jay on 08/09/2014 at 1:13 AM

Re: “Classroom Experiment

They should have named the rooms in the school after local prisons, that would have been more realistic.

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Posted by Robert Jay on 08/09/2014 at 1:04 AM

Re: “MP3 Monday: Skull Kid

This tune is brought to you by a ton of hard work, a few guys who get better every day, and a job well done on production & 'stuff' ! Very good tune fellas!

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Posted by Jim Loeffert on 08/08/2014 at 3:03 PM

Re: “Critics' Picks: August 7 - 13

Motely Crue & Alice Cooper??? This is truly the ultimate 'rock' concert...as in 'rocking-chair'!!! and, what better venue than the Viagra Pavillion. I hope their, 'Cease and Desist' contract is irrevocable. May Lawrence Welk R.I.P.

Posted by juncopartno on 08/08/2014 at 9:53 AM

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