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Re: “Video of alleged police brutality incident in Pittsburgh draws ire, raises questions

I'm with the police 95% of the time but not on this one, at what point do you stop beating and cuff him? There will be a huge lawsuit on this one and residents will have to pay, there was no good reason for the brutality on this one. Mayor Peduto needs to wake up and remove the rotten apples in this video. If I'm on the jury it will be a big "GUILTY".

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Posted by Michael Feeney on 09/21/2017 at 1:05 PM

Re: “Can socialist ideals gain support in Pittsburgh?

Article is confusing. Democratic socialism is capitalism. Our system currently has several Democratic Socialist ideals. all the safety net programs like Medicare and chip and unemployment are Democratic Socialist ideas.

You can't refer to this as socialism. The United States is one of the purest capitalist Nations on the planet. Most other countries are firmly in the Democratic Socialist sect.

In truth most of the ideals of democratic socialism improve capitalism. A healthy happy and educated Workforce produces more wealth.

This article seems to want to taint simple ideas like people having Health Care into something more sinister.

We really need to change the name of democratic socialism to something else.

Posted by todd horst on 09/21/2017 at 10:35 AM

Re: “Can socialist ideals gain support in Pittsburgh?

Democratic socialism, is a form of capitalism, a very successful form. It essentially let you pick the best programs from socialism and capitalism into one system.
But by repeatedly referring to it as simply socialism, which is a different structure and ideal, the article becomes confusing and gains a a Sinister undertone. After all most people think socialists are Marxist communist .

I'm kind of glad to see the article because Democratic socialism's ideals of citizens rights over businesses interest is something that we need these days. But please don't try to spin it into something strange and controversial by leaving out one word.

here is a good example: child sat and watched the kids play. The child molester sat and watched the kids play.

That one word changes the meaning so much.

So Democratic socialism isn't going to take over the companies and make everybody's lives miserable like it hasn't every country is tried socialism. Think of it more as the system of social safety nets in every European country

Posted by todd horst on 09/21/2017 at 9:36 AM

Re: “Can socialist ideals gain support in Pittsburgh?

A "new American form of socialism"? Or how about a "new" American form of capitalism? Might be easier to get by the knuckle draggers, and if it gets the job done...

Posted by Tom O'Malley on 09/21/2017 at 9:36 AM

Re: “Can socialist ideals gain support in Pittsburgh?

NO NO NO and HEll NO!

Posted by Debbie Ann Oates on 09/21/2017 at 8:49 AM

Re: “Can socialist ideals gain support in Pittsburgh?

Capitalism saved her life, IMO.
I don't begrudge people who are US citizens and are trying to repackage socialism as if we have no record of its success or failure in human history.
I would listen to a person who repatriated to an existing socialist country and paid their dues for at least 3 to 5 years and then came back telling me that capitalism has no merit.
We don't have that now. We just have people who want to "give it a try". Every generation has dropouts. It's OK, but first you must have a deep understanding of why the USA has the highest standard of living worldwide and has it because of our system.
It is far from perfect but it leads the world and no other country is close. Travel around and see for yourself. For example, we need to work healthcare into the price of everything we buy and consume. Americans will not stop buying and consuming but it may slow down if prices rise. It may take a generation, but good people will still choose healthcare service as a vocation no matter the compensation. It bears itself out in countries like Taiwan and Singapore.
The USA economy is the engine that drives the world. Right now good Americans are sending money to Mexico City for earthquake relief. They probably have already given a few dollars for hurricane relief right here in America. We always have and we always will. In all my reading and research I cannot find the "Give to save Venezuelan socialism website."
I also agree that college cost must be addressed. Let's try "capitalism light" before we try any kind of socialism. We can debate that in a civil way for sure. Otherwise the "engine" will stop running.

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Posted by matty g on 09/20/2017 at 11:10 PM

Re: “Can socialist ideals gain support in Pittsburgh?

Eh, yinz should go to Venezuela, didn't Bernie Sanders use it as his Nirvana?
Capitalism in the United States has allowed us to feed the World and remove despots like Hitler, Gaddaffi, and Saddam Hussein. Capitalism hasn't ruined one person's life except of course for those lazy souls who want OTHERS to pay for their life without lifting a fingah or contributing.
Socialism has failed everywhere it's been tried because of course eventually you run out of other people's money.

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Posted by Tom Bridgeville on 09/20/2017 at 9:31 PM

Re: “Can socialist ideals gain support in Pittsburgh?

These two fell out of their family trees onto their heads.

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Posted by TJ on 09/20/2017 at 8:01 PM

Re: “Can socialist ideals gain support in Pittsburgh?

Uh? note to Ms. Noble. Shadyside is one of the most affluent neighborhoods in Pittsburgh. You were adopted by affluent old types suffering from white guilt because they inherited their money and hate themselves because they never had to work for anything in their life. Instead they live in the alternative world of academia and pontificate what about everything wrong with the US. You are just a token black kid adopted to show off their esteemed elegance to their arts and croissant friends there in Shady Side.

Another note to Ms. Noble. You are here because Haiti IS a socialist country, not a capitalist one like we in the US, you moron

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Posted by Thomas Jesse on 09/20/2017 at 4:31 PM

Re: “Can socialist ideals gain support in Pittsburgh?

I'm from Pittsburgh, been away for a while, but these people are so embarrassing. Does the Libertarian Party even exist there? If so, where are they and why aren't they active and vocal ? Where is the countermovement?

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Posted by Robert Seyko on 09/20/2017 at 4:30 PM

Re: “Old-time South Siders recall the community-building legacy of Charlie Samaha

I see some some familar faces.

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Posted by Noel Milliron on 09/20/2017 at 2:04 PM

Re: “Emiliano's Mexican Restaurant & Cantina

Horrible. The service was lousy and the food was so bland and tasteless. Will never go back. The margarita tasted like the liquid you are required to consume for a colonoscopy. Nasty. I was always under the impression that Mexican food was spicy since it is at other Mexican restaurants. Definitely not here. The beef quesadilla had plain ground meat and lettuce. No flavor, no onions, no spices, nothing. Even the taco meat was bland. Will not go back ever.

Posted by pittfan on 09/18/2017 at 2:36 PM

Re: “Sen. Pat Toomey’s reluctance to address his protesters appears to be fueling a progressive wave

A point of interest: Toomey barely got elected in 2016; He only got 48.9% of the vote. McGinty plus third party candidates pulled 51.1% of the vote against him.

So, it's not like he actually represents the majority opinion, even in PA.

Posted by Valerie Klauscher on 09/17/2017 at 11:13 PM

Re: “Allegheny County is increasing its bus riders and cyclists, but six area state reps voted to reduce transit and bike funds

Perry Highway in McCandless used to have a route. We badly need one into downtown!

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Posted by Rebecca Mudd Lewis on 09/17/2017 at 12:43 PM

Re: “Sen. Pat Toomey’s reluctance to address his protesters appears to be fueling a progressive wave

Where do I sign up to be a paid protestor? I've been waiting for my sweet, sweet George Soros money for months!

Paul, there's some tinfoil peeking out from under your tricorner hat.

It's painful to realize some people (at least three here) believe this horse manure.

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Posted by Area Man on 09/15/2017 at 5:32 PM

Re: “Onion Maiden, in Allentown, offers inventive vegan fare

Sounds fabulous! Can hardly wait to eat there.

Posted by Mary Finelli on 09/14/2017 at 7:19 PM

Re: “Sen. Pat Toomey’s reluctance to address his protesters appears to be fueling a progressive wave

Of course, he only wants to work with Republicans. He received THOUSANDS of calls and emails. If you look on his social media pages, you'll be hard pressed to find any comments from people who agree south him. Far cry from "dozens" mentioned by Centrist. PA has the highest percentage of senior citizens. Do you think his healthcare plan And cutting Medicare is what THEY want, And the fact that he won't even open his mind to opinions different than his own. That's not someone that I want representing me. It's all fine and good until he does something that hurts YOU. Then it's not "their" problem, it's now yours.

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Posted by Dawn Duffy on 09/14/2017 at 5:56 PM

Re: “Pittsburgh's North Side to get protected bike lane on Allegheny Circle

Maybe you should buy a bicycle and join them. Then there will be 6! Yay!

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Posted by Ken on 09/14/2017 at 12:15 PM

Re: “Pittsburgh probably isn’t in the running for Amazon’s new headquarters

When Amazon started in 1997, Seattle was a fairly sleepy town, too. They floated around town in various buildings until they grew large enough to require a few new buildings in South Lake Union, a warehouse district just north of downtown... hardly a greenfield site. They now occupy 33 buildings in the neighborhood, which is now all glass and steel high rises (and spheres).

Amazon has changed Seattle, a lot. Transportation is one of the aspects that has dramatically improved, partly in response to Amazon's growth. Prices have also skyrocketed, making Seattle a more divided city. The same would happen in Pittsburgh if it were chosen.

I believe that with CMU, affordable housing and its central location on the Eastern Seaboard, Pittsburgh would be a smart choice for Amazon. But as a long-time Seattle resident moving to Pittsburgh, I kind of hope Amazon chooses someplace else.

Posted by bambino on 09/14/2017 at 9:58 AM

Re: “Sen. Pat Toomey’s reluctance to address his protesters appears to be fueling a progressive wave

The article is yet another example of the desperation of the progressives...

The progressives are proving that an agenda of HATE does not elect your candidates..

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Posted by nordonia nate on 09/14/2017 at 9:46 AM

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