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Re: “Dennis Roddy on the death of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review's print edition

"As a journalist"
https://youtu.be/I1WX0XR8q24

You were saying?

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Posted by ... on 09/30/2016 at 1:54 AM

Re: “Dennis Roddy on the death of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review's print edition

good insight. hoping the Post-Gazette doesn't get lazy now.

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Posted by Howard Scott on 09/29/2016 at 11:08 PM

Re: “Dennis Roddy on the death of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review's print edition

Good perspective, Dennis. It was a pleasure working with you.

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Posted by Janet Williams on 09/29/2016 at 7:42 PM

Re: “Dennis Roddy on the death of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review's print edition

Dennis, You have not lost your touch. You were always one of Pittsburgh's best writers and reporters and you remain so. It was an honor to have worked with you at the PG.

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Posted by Reg Henry on 09/29/2016 at 3:48 PM

Re: “Dennis Roddy on the death of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review's print edition

Richard Mellon Scaife was on the board of trustees of the CONSERVATIVE Heritage Foundation. While he was pro-choice (and good for him for that!) the foundations he controlled donated millions of dollars to Conservative think tanks. To be sure, he gave lotsa cash to CATO but a conservative is what he was.

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Posted by David DeAngelo on 09/28/2016 at 9:17 PM

Re: “Dennis Roddy on the death of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review's print edition

Outlandish to say Foster was murdered? only to the uninformed.
http://www.fbicover-up.com/index.html

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Posted by Eddie Clever on 09/28/2016 at 9:17 PM

Re: “Dennis Roddy on the death of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review's print edition

Too often rightwing hate fancies itself as libertarianism.

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Posted by gulagPittsburgh on 09/28/2016 at 4:49 PM

Re: “Dennis Roddy on the death of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review's print edition

Scaife held some profoundly right wing views. Or to be more specific and more factually correct: Scaife opened the purse strings to fund many far-right initiatives.

Hard to reconcile a supposed "libertarian" view on gay marriage with his donations to profoundly anti-gay initiatives over the last 20-30 years.

But perhaps it's correct that he was not a conservative. His donations tell a story arc that is far more radical than the word "conservative" could describe.

(And the book "Dark Money" is a must read for anyone who wants a deep dive on Scaife.)

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Posted by Westmoreland Willie on 09/28/2016 at 3:32 PM

Re: “Dennis Roddy on the death of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review's print edition

Dennis apparently never learned the difference between conservatism and libertarianism. Richard Mellon Scaife was a libertarian, and his newspaper's editorial page reflected his libertarian views, especially with respect to abortion and homosexual marriage.

Scaife was many things, but not a conservative.

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Posted by TRUTH SQUAD on 09/28/2016 at 2:51 PM

Re: “City Paper's live coverage of Donald Trump's visit to Pittsburgh

This is ridiculous. The man gave a speech that was more important than the insignificant protesters. You're story should be focused on the fine policies he presented today!

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Posted by John Interval on 09/22/2016 at 5:39 PM

Re: “Greetings from Mexico … Pa.: Central Pa. town with a strange name shares its border with a growing Hispanic community

I believe it was called Mexico because the US Immigrants from France where merchants of that time had just began extensive trade with Mexico out of Phi. Penn., it was an exciting time the new influx of culture and goods. My merchant family is from PA also married into a Mexican family during this time. Bryan, Boire and Lagurenne and BEAUVAIS

Posted by Madeleine McJones on 09/15/2016 at 2:12 PM

Re: “City Paper heads to local bars with a notebook and a breathalyzer to talk to college students about binge-drinking

Over 1,500 college kids die each year from alcohol. Prolongz drinking causes permanent brain damage also. I share many articles about the struggles that colleges have on soberworld.org. Facebook soberworldorg

Posted by Peter Faulk on 09/15/2016 at 5:52 AM

Re: “Alternative History: The lessons learned by the demise of In Pittsburgh Newsweekly

Three things stand out in my memory of InPgh: One, the ongoing series "On the bus with Kathy Jo," one woman's experience with riding public transit in the city. Two, an interview with Christina Aguilera, about practicing singing on the 11C Perry Highway as a kid, but more recently, being able to sleep in her own bed when her tour stopped here. Three, an interview with someone about casino gambling, where the interviewee was eating a sandwich. All the lip smackings and other food noises were included, which is what made it so memorable. But the content of that story was spot-on, and worth digging up, if you can find it.

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Posted by Stuart Strickland on 09/14/2016 at 6:26 PM

Re: “PennDOT is urged to provide safer passage for cyclists in road projects

The bike lanes that are built here need to be PROTECTED bike lanes, with plastic poles (at minimum) separating cyclists from cars. Mere paint on the road (what PennDOT was planning for) is not sufficient to keep cars from straying into the bike lanes and threatening or killing a cyclist. If the bus turnouts are too much of a problem then move the bus stop shelters onto islands in the road and route the bike lane to the right of the bus islands. If street sweeping and snow removal is the concern, the city should use a narrow street sweeper to keep the bike lanes clean. Other cities do it. Pittsburgh can, too. Keep in mind that cyclists are a fast-growing segment of the city, and the demand for safe cycling in Oakland is very high.

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Posted by Paul Heckbert on 09/08/2016 at 5:18 PM

Re: “Activists are concerned Allegheny County Port Authority Police aren’t being held accountable

Whoever wrote this article has never spent more than a minute at the Wood St T station. Fights between youths passing through that station are a common and regular occurrence. There's a reason that 2-3 Port Authority officers are stationed there constantly. All kinds of people are at that station at any given time of day. If those boys were arrested, it's because they were in the middle of some sh*t.

Further, the Kelley incident as an example of unchecked police power is ridiculous. Confronted over drinking in public by multiple police officers, Mr Kelley's response was to draw a knife and stab a police dog to death. He turned what might have been a disorderly conduct or drinking in public citation deadly, through his own choices.

Crap reporting, and crap stating of the issues City Paper/Mr. Deto.

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Posted by Jeff Nichols on 09/05/2016 at 12:03 PM

Re: “Activists are concerned Allegheny County Port Authority Police aren’t being held accountable

The real headline of this article should be "Activists should be held accountable" The only noteworthy thing an activist (paid activist is more like it) is cause the shit to be stirred. The little hooligans and criminals are the ones who should be held accountable. Unless you've never been a witness to these shenanigans of these little punks and scourge of society, then stop blaming one side of every story.

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Posted by Debra Lynn on 09/05/2016 at 8:04 AM

Re: “Activists are concerned Allegheny County Port Authority Police aren’t being held accountable

The CRB is a branch of city government, hardly independent despite the title.

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Posted by Steve-O on 09/04/2016 at 10:41 AM

Re: “Weird Pittsburgh

You rock, Nick. I'm a few weeks behind on my favorite column, and thoroughly enjoying catching up.

"Harris apparently wanted her to think he was consumed by homicidal rage, but not enough to miss work over it."

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Posted by Sam Leonard on 08/29/2016 at 10:50 PM

Re: “Affordable-housing advocates to boycott Pittsburgh’s Whole Foods

Such a sad commentary on our society. I wonder if the prevailing attitude of boot-strapping would remain when one's fortunes were reversed. If everything were equal without a 400-year history of exclusion and privilege, I would be down with bootstrapping but that is not the current reality.
The premise of equality in Pittsburgh and our country will remain elusive as long as obstacles remain to equal opportunity and equity. Until such time, the attitude of indifference and denial will continue to impede America to reach its potential.
Gentrification and marginalization is real. If you've never been on the short end of either one, then for you ignorance and denial is a blissfull wet dream; meanwhile for others, that wet dream is a unending nightmare.

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Posted by rasida7 on 08/27/2016 at 3:24 PM

Re: “Affordable-housing advocates to boycott Pittsburgh’s Whole Foods

Way back in 1910, smoky sooty Pittsburgh was the second most expensive city in the country, after New York. Then, in 1913, it adopted a land value tax and gradually became more and more affordable, until it was ranked the most affordable of the 100 largest cities (Places Rated Almanac, 1984.) It also had the smallest housing bubbles and didn't even see a real estate crash during the Great Depression.

But in 2000, after the county sabotaged land assessments and the city had to scrap its land value tax, Pittsburgh is now having its first housing bubble in nearly a century, and it's going to be a deusy.

The problem is that people don't deal with underlying economic dynamics. They just like to emote on behalf of victims so the victims will be grateful to them, even though they are not actually solving anything.

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Posted by Dan Sullivan on 08/27/2016 at 2:51 PM

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