Sunday, December 22, 2013
Boss's complaint: No one wants to leave Philadelphia
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Tue., 10/29/13 - 16:00 PM
Employment perspective: As mentioned earlier, there has to be a financial incentive for moving -- Verizon Wireless moved some of their people from Tampa FL to Tennessee but offered assistance in relocation. They also paid for people to visit the TN office before hand for orientation(also giving them time to scope out areas of residence). I wonder if this company offers that? Familial Perspective: I agree that Philadelphians have an "issue" with moving. I'm a NYCer who moved here to be with my spouse. As a New Yorker I had NO PROBLEM moving to VA, NJ, ANYWHERE. Many of his family (who can trace their roots back to the 1700's in this area) would NEVER consider moving -- even for their betterment. The ones who did move went to Springfield and Cherry Hill (a hope, skip and jump away). We moved to FL for a few years - and I've told him if he can gain employment with a comparable paying company we should move back. Side Note: There are Northeastern Philadelphians who DON'T want to travel to other parts of the CITY - and this isn't a recent thing, it's crossed generations.
The impact of pornography on the birthing woman's body
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Mon., 10/21/13 - 23:36 PM
Omg..please do not label all liberals as similiar. Liberals are perfectly comfortable with porn as long as its viewed by an adult. This article becomes a bit self centered in some ways. I've never heard a fellow female say they want to get a c section because they're worried about being stretched out. If the author knows women like that then she needs to meet better women. The reason for csection-affraid of pain involved in natural birth. Or....naturally waiting is taking too long. Also, why shave? Who wants a forest down there....hair equals sweat capture...sweat capture equals funk.....yuck.
Healer or monster?
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Sun., 03/24/13 - 22:19 PM
I agree with the first two posters...the women who asked him to perform the services are just as guilty...not for getting an abortion....but for waiting until the point that they did. If my stomach is protruding greatly from my body common sense tells me its too late to get an abortion - no ultrasound needed. Maybe his outlook was the alternative-waiting for these women to 1. Give birth to and abuse these children they didnt want, 2. Go through some other horrific way to rid themselves of it, 3. Abandon these kids somewhere on a street in a bag or box.
He was also exploiting their desperation but the decision to walk into his office was not his.
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Sneaky Pete's, Ardmore athletic-shoe fixture, will close by May 1
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Sat., 03/02/13 - 11:04 AM
If a business is to survive, you have to evolve. I assume that any sneaker store who wants to profit carries the latest model Jordans, Shox, and Air Maxs....if not then enjoy your retirement. By the way some smaller mom/pop stores do sell high end sneakers...sometimes the smaller stores get the more exclusive ones which make people flock specifically to them as opposed to foot action, foot locker, etc....especially in Queens, NY. So it is possible to compete.
Ban big sodas? Nanny state amok in Bloomberg’s NY
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Fri., 06/01/12 - 07:38 AM
NOONE said a NYCer couldn't drink a crapload of soda. I think the hope is if ur only offered a normal amount at once you will not WANT more and hopefully move on to water....or at least stretch out ur time between sodas.
Fri., 06/01/12 - 07:34 AM
As a former NYCer I've never experienced a northern city which complains so much but about everything but freaks out everytime someone comes up.with a radical idea to change it. NOTHING POSITIVE ever gets done here and the moment anyone suggests any positive change residents get up in arms about 'I have a right to _____'...it can be the worst, most nonsense filled, unhealthy thing available but you want the right to do it. NOONE said a NYC cant drink a crapload of soda-but the hope is that if you can only get a little at a time you'll rethink getting the second one. No matter whether it's guns, getting things built, transportation, healthy choices, etc, nothing can gst changed here and it makes Philly laughable to other major cities. Commonwealths are the ultimate nanny state-as it will not ALLOW a city to make decisions that will help it evolve.
Tit for Tat at the Arrow Swim Club?
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Mon., 07/11/11 - 21:33 PM
Writer sounds like a hater
Elmer Smith: Mayor Nutter's simple sermon: Aiding school district = tax hike
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Fri., 05/27/11 - 12:09 PM
Amen Ihatenyers. The moment certain groups see black faces, we all become baptists. I'm Catholic, some in my family are Protestant, Jahoviah Witness, Muslim, etc. Maybe the reason noone flinched is some plan on moving out of here. I wish they didn't group blacks as one face.
Fri., 05/27/11 - 11:55 AM
I keep hearing about how the people sitting in the church probably do not pay taxes. Well, my parents are African Americans in NYC who pay taxes on a 400k home in Queens. Im a homeowner here who faithfully pays taxes and has 2 kids in Catholic School...so some of us are paying taxes AND saving you money.
Fri., 05/27/11 - 05:39 AM
Well, Verse....Im probably one of those kind of people you're refering to. I am a homeowner...I moved here 6 years ago and I've watched my taxes steadily increase as my property value has decreased. As a former NYer, I'm used to paying more in taxes or fees constantly. I only have a problem throwing good money at bad. I dont see money as being able to help these schools. Also, some of us people (???!!! Lol) are saving you money-both of my children are in Catholic School which SAVES YOU tax dollars.
BREAKING: RAMSEY TO STAY
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Wed., 04/06/11 - 16:15 PM
What this city needs is Ray Kelly. Maybe he angered people but he made my old city alot safer. it's gonna annoy the people who are doing wrong but....I have no problem with Kelly at all.
Study: Philly's 9th most-segregated metro in U.S.
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Wed., 03/30/11 - 08:06 AM
Lol, who said most people in their right mind?
Wed., 03/30/11 - 07:50 AM
Tr88....assumption that we're all alot. Though, I can understand why they may feel that way in this city. My daughter is disturbed that there are times when she cant go into Liberty Place to shop because of the way some children behave. She also doesnt understand why gangs of kids randomly jump people in center city. These are incarnations of this city. I can't picture kids trying to pull that in Times Square. There are alot of angry people here.....however, that anger and behavior crosses all races. Drive down Allegheny (sp?) Ave. towards downtown and you'll see caucasian neighborhoods I WOULD NEVER invest in. I saw a white man sitting on the sidewalk in a lawnchair drinking beer out of a paper bag. A block further I saw a white couple in a dispute outside of their house with two police cars. So...okay, whites in suburbia are SURE they'd be more comfortable living next to those individuals than me? Lol, no problem.
Wed., 03/30/11 - 07:35 AM
@Phillytransplant-I've been thinking the same thing. Your name leads me to think you're not from Philly...same as me. I'm from NYC but as I said in my post, in my parent's supposed segregated neighborhood the property values are excellent. They've made sure, no matter what color, to keep things above par.
@tr88 - not sure what your point was but just in case....my parents have never been arrested, my brother and I have never been arrested. We haven't murdered anyone..the most intense moments in my house growing up was when my mother was a bit stressed trying to earn her Doctorate from NYU when I was a child...so, there's your peak into MY typical "black" life.
Wed., 03/30/11 - 07:21 AM
As african amer I have EVERY intention on moving to Prospect Park, PA. I was there last night at my oldest daughter's track meet and it seems nice...of course I'll have to investigate. I'd send my husband to handle paperwork, meet agents, etc because...I'm not stupid. As soon as some caucasians see me they'll assume 'oh boy, here THEY come"......except in this case THEY is a consumate professional with two children in catholic school, married and believes trash can come in all colors. If whites want to move when they see me...go on. And they deserve whatever money pit they end up in.
Wed., 03/30/11 - 07:08 AM
my parents (african amer) inhabited a part of Queens when it was mostly Jewish 30 years ago and choose to stay there because while other blacks and asians have moved in, their property value has remained high- hovering between 400-500k, EVEN during the real estate bust. The people in my parent's neighborhood work...mostly in government or education. When I married and moved here, it was to make my husband happy. We live in his old neighborhood in the northeast and our children attend/ed his old porochial school.
Is Philly getting a little too excited about the Phillies?
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Mon., 02/21/11 - 14:03 PM
Exactly Charlie...my team didnt make it to the world series in 10 but....a part of me didnt expect them to. They got into the playoffs, and I was proud ofthem for that. But when I went to work we were having Philly Days left and right (day where you can wear Phillies paraphenalia). And everyone was POSITIVE they were gonna win. I mean POSITIVE. Calm down and hope for the best...
Mon., 02/21/11 - 13:57 PM
Amen...mikezee....good job keeping your head together.
Mon., 02/21/11 - 13:53 PM
Thamk you Mr. Gonzalez for putting this into perspective. When I moved here 5 yrs ago all I heard about were the Eagles...the Phillies were called bums and every other name. Now, people act like they won the world series when spring training exercises start. These are the SAME people who called them bums. I love my team whther they win or lose (though they made me quite happy since the early 90's) and noone in my old city is going ape$h!t over them being in spring training or even when our captain held a conference. Let's just wait and see what the stats say...and Philadelphians, hope for the best if you love your team.
Stuck out in the cold
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Sun., 01/09/11 - 16:02 PM
I'm going to say something that will anger many....but....there are SOME jobs out there. I think some people will not take certain jobs because they dont pay as much as a previous one. But....what do you expect? I worked in Manhattan in the late 90's and then left the workforce (by choice) for 6 years. When I started searching for work, noone would pay my old wage. It took me 3 years to get back to where I should ralatively be pay wise. I didnt say it was nice but it's life. My company seems to hire anywhere from 20-30 people every 6 months. Initially you will not make alot but through COMPANY paid training and education and incentive money (bonuses) you're able to do well or take your earned licenses elsewhere. Never say "never" when it comes to a job description.
Vick's Ascension Magnifies Racial Divide
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Wed., 09/29/10 - 09:58 AM
I'm confused as to how he was sentenced to do more time than someone who was caught with guns. I can only guess that we've lowered the value on human life while increasing the value of "What looks/sounds bad". No, its not okay that he did what he did, but some people in the African American community have seen crimes committed against HUMANS that resulted in less jail time. That's what perplexed a lot of us. I would be perplexed if the person was ANY color.
Doctor's four-state abortion business under investigation
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Tue., 09/07/10 - 16:42 PM
Dangerous, illegal things tend to pop up when logical options are diminished. Many doctors who perform abortions are both longstanding ob/gyns with clean licenses. They are skilled in gynecological services as well as termination. Their outlook is usually the following: To assist the female in whichever direction she chooses. One abortion doctor I met does ALL services and was taught in med school by my Ob/Gyn (who's one of the most reknowned in the Philadelphia area). I am neither for nor against abortion, but do believe i have no business telling ANYONE what to do in regards to something that will effect the rest of their lives. When the law makes things complicated for the everyman, the everyman is backed into a corner and acts out of desperation. Seeing this man may have been their only option. Also when law becomes complicated, it opens the floodgates for malicious people to take advantage. I keep wishing both sides of the debate over right to choose and pro choice will sit down and come to some "middle ground" so that we don't regress into a society of back alley abortions or a nation where women are stoned for making choices...unfortunately noone listens to each other. P.S. I agree it's barbaric to destroy a life at 36 weeks..that's beyond me. Also, I would never ever listen to a church tell me i HAVE to have a child if I'm pregnant unless they'll give me money to care for it.
Mummers Have Tentative Contract With City
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Wed., 12/30/09 - 02:06 AM
just saying....um, why is a city that cant afford to clean alot of streets during snow storms and threatened to pick up garbage only once a week paying ANYTHING towards a parade....JUST SAYING!!!
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