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Re: “Why do the female pierogi racers have purses?

So. Were triggered by the pierogi race now? Maybe lets concentrate on actual issues.

Posted by Myron on 05/22/2019 at 4:45 PM

Re: “Why do the female pierogi racers have purses?

So dumb, it's probably to distinguish which ones which. Jesus Christ get a life!

Posted by Ed Mccabe on 05/22/2019 at 4:38 PM

Re: “John Fetterman: What I've learned on my recreational marijuana listening tour

Heroin is legal, as morphine. Opioids are similar and routinely to prescribed to millions of American of all ages.

Near the turn of the century Portugal proposed decriminalizing all drugs. Prohibitionists said it would be a complete disaster. Portugal actually decriminalized all drugs in 2001, including heroin, and shifted to treating the situation as a public health problem instead of a criminal justice problem. What happened? Problematic drug use decreased, so did new HIV infections, teen usage rates have decreased, drug related crime also decreased. From 2001 to 2007 reported 12-month drug use overall only went up from 3.4% to 3.7%. Most of that increase was cannabis/hash use which went from 3.3% to 3.6%, and was less of an increase than that of nearby countries that did not decriminalize, Italy and Spain [Hughes and Stevens 2010]. Overall Portugal considers it a success and has no plans to revert.

Clearly our militarized, war on our own citizens, approach has not worked. For the most part it just creates more problems (and makes some very powerful groups rich on both sides). Decriminalizing all drugs and adopting a policy like that of Portugal is worth exploring. The organizations LEAP (Law Enforcement Action Partnership) and DPA (Drug Policy Alliance) strongly support ending all drug prohibition in its current form. However, hard drugs are much more dangerous than cannabis and alcohol, and they are used by a much smaller portion of the population, so I, like these organizations do not support full, commercial legalization like alcohol, though other policies should be examined at some point. America has already "drawn the line" at alcohol, which is closer to being a hard drug than cannabis. I and most Americans agree that alcohol should be legal for adults and therefore, as a majority of Americans also agree, so should cannabis...in a just society.

As of 2018, Portugal now has far less drug related problems than the U.S.:

"Portugal now has the lowest drug-related death rate in Western Europe, WITH A MORTALITY RATE A TENTH OF BRITAIN'S AND A FIFTIETH [1/50TH!] OF THE UNITED STATES'. The number of HIV diagnoses caused by injection drug use HAS PLUMMETED BY MORE THAN 90 PERCENT."

"You cannot work with people when they're afraid of being caught and going to prison," says psychologist Francisco Miranda Rodrigues, president of the Ordem dos Psiclogos Portugueses. "It's not possible to have an effective health program if people are hiding the problem." -American Psychological Association

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Posted by Devon Wallace on 05/22/2019 at 4:33 PM

Re: “Why do the female pierogi racers have purses?

So stupid

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Posted by Lol on 05/22/2019 at 3:59 PM

Re: “Why do the female pierogi racers have purses?

Pathetic subject for a story. Creating issues because you lack the skills do a real story? You certainly have a future in nonsensical journalism.

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Posted by Pora on 05/22/2019 at 3:55 PM

Re: “How Magisterial Judge Mik Pappas lowered eviction rates by 39 percent in his district

You can't improve "landlord-tenant relations" under capitalism because gentrification and housing are processed guided by imperialism. Pappas is smoothing over the potholes. He's putting a band-aid on a bullet hole. He's trying to kill the righteous anger of the people! We need revolution, not judges who think landlords will stop gentrification. What a jok.

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Posted by Bela L on 05/22/2019 at 1:35 PM

Re: “John Fetterman: What I've learned on my recreational marijuana listening tour

I'm tired of being in pain.. I want a new drug.. They're going to legalize weed so why not coke? It was the one drug I did that made me feel great! And even better how about the cheaper version of coke... Crack is cheaper and you can make it in your own kitchen.. Well hell if they legalize all drugs then heroin would be controlled and taxed so they could use the money for the rehab programs.. I heard that opium would grow great in the western part of the US and we could use it to sell to the world and take care of all our welfare programs.. Who cares about the people who will be fucked up all the time and follow whatever lead is put in front of them.. Do Drugs, Obey and Conform.. That would make America great.. If we stay stoned all the time who would care? It's real easy to have meeting in all different venues in PA when they have them during the day while people are at work and can't attend to give you their perspective on the legalization of pot for recreational use.. Jus look at what's going on in California and Colorado.. The lazy ass people who want to get high are pigs,, Trash and they shit everywhere.. So I guess they're role models for the rest of the USA.. Do Drugs, Obey and Conform to the government's wishes.. People are stupid.

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Posted by John Mann on 05/22/2019 at 11:26 AM

Re: “Allegheny County Board of Health says no to HPV-vaccine mandate

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Posted by Christina N on 05/21/2019 at 9:00 AM

Re: “Domestic Spying: Tracking your loved one's cell may give you peace of mind, but what are you giving up in the process?

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Posted by Moore Merven on 05/21/2019 at 6:30 AM

Re: “Westmoreland County school's drill with shooter dressed in Middle Eastern garb draws criticism

Uh huh!
Blondes need to be pissed.
Martians need to be pissed.
People that wear masks need to be pissed.
People that wear zip-up hoodies need to be pissed.
Beard wearing hipsters need to be pissed.
Let's just outlaw any type of drill like this.
It's way too hurtful to too many people.

Posted by 2bitnogood on 05/20/2019 at 9:36 PM

Re: “Pittsburgh-area martial artist creates new karate style

This pizza face couldnt fight his way out of a paper bag....

Posted by Anonymous on 05/20/2019 at 7:01 PM

Re: “Pittsburgh Primary Election Guide 2019

When you click on the links it says that an admin login is needed to proceed.

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Posted by jeffheil on 05/20/2019 at 2:58 PM

Re: “Health professionals tell Allegheny County to make HPV vaccine mandatory

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Re: “Domestic Spying: Tracking your loved one's cell may give you peace of mind, but what are you giving up in the process?

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Posted by rose alicia on 05/18/2019 at 7:26 AM

Re: “Westmoreland County school's drill with shooter dressed in Middle Eastern garb draws criticism

Citizens who live in Westmoreland County are the most racist people in Pennsylvania.

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Posted by Donnie Magee on 05/17/2019 at 9:48 PM

Re: “Election Guide: Allegheny County District Attorney

The district attorney is the most powerful person in the criminal justice system. They make decisions that impact what charges a person will face, what evidence is considered at trial, and the length of a persons sentence, if found guilty. Since district attorneys are elected officials, they are accountable to their constituents. Communities all across the state are calling on district attorneys to use that power to end mass incarceration.

District attorneys and the prosecutors they lead must use their extraordinary power to seek justice, not convictions, and be transparent about how their offices operate.

District attorneys offices are notorious for being black boxes. Little information beyond conviction rates is typically gathered or made public. This lack of transparency prevents the public, and even the DA office itself, from knowing what decisions are being made or the outcomes of those decisions. Fully transparent practices improve decision-making, allow the public to hold the elected DA accountable, and enable the public to push the DA in other areas in the future. District attorneys should collect and regularly post online statistical information and furthermore, commit to addressing the racial bias and disparities revealed in the data, whether it is perpetuated by prosecution or police.

Quarterly release of data:
Prosecutors should post data on website quarterly that includes information on all key decisions made by the prosecutors officeincluding charging decisions, bail decisions, convictions, declinations, and diversion program placementswith complete demographic information.

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Re: “Domestic Spying: Tracking your loved one's cell may give you peace of mind, but what are you giving up in the process?

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Posted by bella tammy on 05/16/2019 at 10:25 AM

This article was not researched well. Zach Stadtlander has not been in the band for years.

Posted by Chip1122 on 05/15/2019 at 4:13 PM

Re: “Venue Guide: Roxian Theatre

100% ADA Compliant? Sounds like they made effort but is the entrance ADA accessible? Will security constantly ask for proof? There are so many other things to consider before making that statement. I am happy to help you walk the venues to test.

Posted by Sarah Capps on 05/15/2019 at 2:09 PM

Re: “Kristin Kovacic exposes self, family, and Carrick community to uncover painful truths in History of My Breath

Kristen was my nieghbor when she was young. She and her family were wonderful people. It's no wonder she has grown into such a Gem.

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Posted by charm53 on 05/15/2019 at 2:08 PM

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