Mark Choi 
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Re: “Art exhibit canceled after dispute over boycott of Israel

Barbara Luderowski's big mouth and ineptitude ruin another event in Pittsburgh, which she then pawns off on others. No big surprise.

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Posted by Mark Choi on 06/19/2014 at 5:52 PM

Re: “Art exhibit canceled after dispute over boycott of Israel

" Israeli artists should have no place in a civilized art forum."

Your comment has no place in civilized discourse.

"If the Palestinians "would like to go the sea," then they should tell Hamas, et. al. to stop killing innocent Jews on the way to the shore so that peaceful Palestinians can enjoy such a trip."

The logical and factual holes in this statement are large enough to build a tunnel all the way to the Atlantic ocean.

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Posted by Mark Choi on 06/19/2014 at 5:51 PM

Re: “Mike Vallely talks about Black Flag, then and now

"The bass player is dating Mike V's daughter. Probably how he got the gig."
Or you could, you know, try to RTFA.

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Posted by Mark Choi on 06/19/2014 at 5:44 PM

Re: “Lost Bill: As a city councilor, Bill Peduto fired a shot for gun control. Was he shooting blanks?

Wow, what a tour de force of illogic, failed understanding of history, and just flat out misstatements of fact. to wit:
Rich Quinlan writes: "Ella, what part of "the right to bear arms.. Shall not be infringed" MAYBE THE PART YOU CONVENIENTLY LEFT OUT‽ You know, the part about state run militias? And please bring up absurd grammatical nonsense about comma placement to highlight the fact that not only do you know understand the history of the amend mane, you don't understand English grammar either.
Dick Haid writes:
"The efforts should be to punish criminals, you have shown you can't out think them." If a law is passed stating that a person who fails to report a gun theft is committing a crime, guess what? They are a criminal, and should be punished. You don't get to pick and choose. You're not in any position to be casting aspersions on anyone's intelligence, Dick.
Chris Faller writes:
"… in Pennsylvania, there are no licensed gun owners."
Um, nonsense. Hint: writing something onto the internets does not make it so.
"But why should someone who just has a shotgun for Turkey season have to be limited in their purchase of ammunition?" Um, why not. If the only reason you have a gun is for Turkey [sic] season, a limit on your ammo would not have ANY adverse effect. "Who is to say what is 'limited'". Um, the State. That is why the Second Amendment is written the way it is.
"For myself, one trip to the range on the weekend, and I can go through over 500 rounds without even trying hard." So what? What on earth is your point? It certainly has no logical relevance to ANYTHING you wrote preceding it. "As for Walmart and Dicks, and not allowing them to sell ammunition. More people are killed with blunt objects than firearms in the US every year. Should they both also no longer be allowed to carry baseball bats? Or hammers?"
How on earth is that even remotely relevant. Comparative deaths has NO bearing on the issue. Even if it did, this statement is a COMPLETE and utter fabrication. It is, intact, an outright lie, oft posted by the far-rioght gun lobby, and dutifully regurgitated by you, with NO basis in fact. In fact, the published FBI statistics shoe EXACTLY the opposite, namely:
Firearms: 67.8%
Knives or other cutting instruments: 13.4%
Personal weapons (hands, fists, feet, etc.): 5.7%
Blunt objects (clubs, hammers, etc.): 3.9%
Other dangerous weapons: 9.2%

Firearms: 67.8%
Knives or other cutting instruments: 13.4%
Personal weapons (hands, fists, feet, etc.): 5.7%
Blunt objects (clubs, hammers, etc.): 3.9%
Other dangerous weapons: 9.2%
While they do not break down "blunt objects into categories, and as such, no number can be ascertained for "baseball bats", note that even it 100% of "blunt objects" were baseball bats, your statement would STILL be a flat out lie. That's the problem with parroting bullshit force-fed you by others. No matter what you do to dress it up, it's still bullshit.

Tony Davenport writes:
"wrong how about start by enforcing the current laws and leave law abiding citizens alone"
Oh, you mean like the law in question?!?

And then there is the piece de resistance, the quintessential example of failed logic and nonsense, the post by Gary Mesina. Not a single thing he wrote, whether in caps of not, has ANY basis in fact, let alone follow logically from what are facts. Ever sentence is either factually inaccurate, flat out wrong, or derived through logical fallacy from other factually devoid statements.

But such is the wont of the ammosexuals with their ammosexual agenda.

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Posted by Mark Choi on 05/24/2014 at 5:44 AM

Re: “A new A&E drama series Those Who Kill pits Pittsburgh police against a serial killer

Uh, yeah, you might want to try to pay more attention while you watch these things if you are going to write about them. Case in point: there was no "functioning steel mill" in the first episode. In fact, it was the exact opposite. The mill was being dismantled for scrap. How this was not evident is beyond me. In fact, this statement in the article makes it difficult to believe, given how often that location appears in the episode, that the episode was even actually watched prior to its writing.
Then there is the matter of the body. What on earth gave you the idea that she was a prostitute?!?
Seriously, did you even watch the show?!?

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Posted by Mark Choi on 03/13/2014 at 1:14 PM

Re: “Brew House artists are renovating their South Side home, but not changing their mission

I love how every article that touches on the history of the Brew House always neglects to mention the political turmoil in the 90s when the original Brew House association was removed almost wholesale by a coup spurred on by political infighting and not just a little bit of betrayal and backstabbing by a small minority group inside the larger Association. This small inner circle was somehow able to convince the city government that they alone were "the Brew House Association", and thus represented the building as a whole (even thought they did not) and were thereby able to co-opt the city into aiding them in forcibly evicting many current residents, and then taking over their prime spaces. (In fact, this is how Space 101 came to be in the first place.) A large component of the governing board were thus ousted and evicted by this so called cooperative, and forced to look for a new place to live while under constant assault from these remaining members, who made no secret of sabotaging their spaces and generally making things miserable.

To the victors belong the spoils, I guess. But comeuppance is a bitch. Rents doubling, forced evictions? Couldn't happen to a nicer, more deserving group of folks.

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Posted by Mark Choi on 03/13/2014 at 10:53 AM

Re: “I’m still wondering about the Pittsburgh Left. No one can tell me where it comes from.

Both these comments are complete nonsense. How is it "rude and obnoxious"?!? It in NO way, shape, or form impedes oncoming traffic (as the left-turning vehicle is mostly through the turn well before the oncoming car even starts forward) and it reduced traffic congestion at intersections where left-turning vehicles would otherwise back up into the traffic stream.
In addition, contrary to what is written here, and, unfortunately, every other site that discusses it, the procedure is NOT "technically illegal" (or even any other type of illegal). The law, as quoted, is that "drivers turning left must yield to oncoming vehicles going straight ahead". If the traffic in the opposing lane is not currently in motion, regardless of whether it has the signal to do so, it is NOT "oncoming". In no legal jurisdiction is "oncoming" synonymous with "opposing". So while you may find the procedure obnoxious (most likely due to a misguided territoriality over your lane) it is technically legal.

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Posted by Mark Choi on 01/22/2014 at 4:39 AM

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