Sunday, December 8, 2013
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Philly creates tax LOOP
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Wed., 12/04/13 - 08:22 AM
What? The income cut-off for a single person for LOOP is around $87,000. That's definitely middle class. A family of four around $114,000. http://www.philadelinquency.com/?p=2981
Hanes files same-sex marriage argument with state Supreme Court
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Tue., 12/03/13 - 00:49 AM
Yes and they will all be as fat, bloated and just as much unwanted back hair as you.
Pilot program: Speed sensors trigger red light on Philly road
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Tue., 11/19/13 - 07:03 AM
Yes. Now if we could legalize pot (legal there) and their habit of going on vacation for 2 months out of the year, we'd be all set. (Disclaimer: I was born in Portugal. The cuisine is fantastic and their wine beat anything the French make.)
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Phila. elects 10 Dems to bench - including 4 'not recommended'
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Wed., 11/06/13 - 05:19 AM
Philly voters blindly press YES on every name in the booth when judges come up for retention. It doesn't say on the machine that you can leave answers blank if you don't know.
Man dies after wreck with off-duty cop
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Wed., 09/18/13 - 22:19 PM
Well, I guess with the (very probable) DUI situation... both could be at fault in the end.
Wed., 09/18/13 - 18:17 PM
That strongly indicates the van driver was at fault because he was the one coming down the bridge (Ashburner) where he should have come to a stop to look for traffic on State Road before he was going to turn. Only if the cop had completely rear-ended the van (didn't slow down to allow the van to pick up some speed after turning onto the highway), would the cop be at fault.
It's unhappy hour at 3 W. Phila. bars
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Mon., 09/16/13 - 06:59 AM
It's harder than you think. You actually have to fight a war with the PLCB, not the nuisance bar, to close a nuisance bar. And nuisance bar owners sometimes sue neighbors in retaliation. See Marc Stein vs. City of Philadelphia -> http://www.philadelinquency.com/?p=3430
Fishtown project circling the neighborhood
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Fri., 09/06/13 - 12:32 PM
Everyone in Fishtown wants to see the Columbia Ave factory put to active use, and we all know that's going to be residential because Philly sucks at job creation. That's not what the dispute is really about. This is a very large factory and it will have enough parking IF this was a residential-only development. But it's not it's mixed use residential and the closest example of a commercial chain gym in Fishtown is Planet Fitness which has a large parking lot that fills up completely when it's busy. That's what's got people worried and upset.
Kensington Miracle: 'Needle Park' is now a children's paradise
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Tue., 08/20/13 - 09:25 AM
We need to start exporting these junkies to Huntingdon Valley where most of the crappy landlords of Philly live.
Boardwalk hovering over the Schuylkill on track for late 2014
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Sat., 08/10/13 - 10:39 AM
Well sorry you'll miss out. There's a lot of hot ladies jogging up and down Schuylkill Banks and when this gets done there'll be even more of them.
Oh yeah, it's hard to use this park if you drive in from the burbs. That's the real reason why y'all bad. HAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAH
Brady heads effort to lure Democratic convention to Phila.
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Thu., 08/08/13 - 07:36 AM
Well, on the bright side... there'll be plenty of money coming in that Delilahs, Cheerleaders, Penthouse Club, and Show-N-Tell won't need to worry about paying the lapdance tax.
In Phila., 1,000 new apartments coming soon
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Thu., 08/08/13 - 07:09 AM
$1,895 for one bedrooms? My mortgage on my four bedroom house (new construction, 2 masters, 3 baths) is $1,790. Yeesh.
Cook and Shaker coming to Kensington
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Wed., 08/07/13 - 12:48 PM
In the depths of the recession I bought a 4-bedroom (/w 2 of them master bedrooms), 3 bathroom house with finished basement, 3,000sqft for just $278,500 and that is now considered a STEAL in this neighborhood for a house that huge.
If my house was in Cinnaminson my property taxes would be over $9,500/yr but with AVI I'll be paying just a fraction of that. Oh yeah, I can take the EL and there's 5 bus routes within minutes walk and I'm right by the I-95 ramps. And if we get the Wynn Casino, then we'll have a riverfront park. Suck on that suburbanite scum.
Karen Heller: Reorientating Fumo to life on the outside
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Sun., 08/04/13 - 09:17 AM
Oh honey gimmie a break. Go choke on a DROP payment.
Fumo to be freed from prison Tuesday
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Thu., 08/01/13 - 06:49 AM
Please God take him out before the Fumidiots try to elevate him to dog catcher.
Police: Dead animals dumped in Main Line dispute
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Thu., 06/27/13 - 13:27 PM
So wait... buyer sees dead mice and snakes all over yard at house #1... so buyer is not going to think that house #2 right next door doesn't also have the same problem? So weird. Time to check Jonathan and Andrea for drugs.
A big Stack of cash?
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Fri., 06/14/13 - 10:53 AM
So this is what happens on the Stack/Andersen site now: ATV and dirt bike racing, short dumping, tire discarding (and setting fires to tire mounds), pre-teen beer keg parties where wayward kids do keg stands and catch STDs....
And to take that bit of lovliness away from us and replace it with a casino, those same folks who rule over this awful site will get a windfall. I didn't know we voted for that. Huh. Amazing.
Changing Skyline: A struggle over decaying properties
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Thu., 06/13/13 - 21:43 PM
You should look how often Theresa sues people in Common Pleas. She's still trying to tell the judge she's flat broke so she can get her court fees waived so she can sue people. No wonder she's not spending a lot of money on that falling-down house.
Phila. architect recommended demolition contractors
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Sun., 06/09/13 - 11:29 AM
PLATO A. MARINAKOS JR. ALSO RECENTLY DECLARED BK, NAMED HIS OWN FATHER AS A CREDITOR. THE CREDITORS LIST HERE -> http://www.philadelinquency.com/?p=2781
Stop hiding, Mr. Basciano
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Sat., 06/08/13 - 09:10 AM
True. Helen should camp outside the building and wait for him to come out. He's gotta leave his palace to dine at a Starr restaurant eventually.
Sat., 06/08/13 - 09:07 AM
I've already identified where the blame truly lies. It's a culture problem that goes through multiple City departments, Council who "acts" helpless when situations like this pop up, and the local political machine is scared to make waves [hint: could disturb donor patterns if the wrong people are ticked off]. Ultimately the buck stops with the Mayor. http://www.philadelinquency.com/?p=2757
Sat., 06/08/13 - 09:04 AM
Oh give me an break with your fake oversensitivity. Go die in a building collapse.
Owner, city ignored blighted blocks for decades
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Wed., 06/05/13 - 14:41 PM
Kinda the city's fault, but it's more the demolition contractor's fault. More -> http://www.philadelinquency.com/?p=2698
DN Editorial: Bad beh-AVI-or
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Tue., 05/28/13 - 16:52 PM
There should be a checkbox on the OPA forms if you remember Frank Rizzo and still love him. If you tick it, you get a mega discount.
Stadium district casinos make neighbors nervous
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Sat., 04/27/13 - 08:48 AM
Out of all the applicants, Wynn is the only proposal where the residents said yes.
Pa. Open Records Office keeps facing new challenges
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Wed., 04/24/13 - 04:00 AM
You want to watch Philadelphia government squirm in front of you? Send in a RTK request to the Philadelphia Sheriff's Office and watch what happens. They balk at even the most simplest of searches. You literally have to threaten to drag them through court to get information out of them.
Fishtown Neighbors Association backs Wynn project
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Wed., 04/10/13 - 08:35 AM
24sDad just whines about gambling like a troll. Comments are removed from articles after they go to archive 48 hours later. So whine all you want. If Wynn gets the license, he's building. That's the end of it. The City can't even stop it b/c they can do what SugarHouse did: Take everyone to the PA Supremes, where Seamus McCaffery will twist arms of the other judges and it will not only be green-lighted, but an injunction to prevent the City from throwing any roadblocks in Wynn's way.
Mandatory 2-year prison term proposed for illegal firearm users in Phila.
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Fri., 04/05/13 - 08:48 AM
Well, I'm not stupid enough to not know when my LTCF expires so I won't be carrying on the street w/o an expired license. The date is on my electronic calendars. I don't drive with expired drivers licenses either.
Fri., 04/05/13 - 05:15 AM
You get a notice in the mail notifying you when your concealed permit is up for renewal. I own plenty of guns. I see absolutely no problem with this law whatsoever. I am also a member of the NRA and also the GOA. This bill is a no-brainer. For one thing: it takes judges off the hook and the blame for lax enforcement of gun laws then shifts squarely to the DA's office. We have people who have visited a judge for sentencing on their 2nd, 3rd, 4th and even 5th VUFA charge. And wind up with ankle bracelet costume jewelry. That's absolutely ridiculous.
S. Jersey man gets visit from cops after posting photo of son with rifle on Facebook
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Wed., 03/20/13 - 09:39 AM
Ahh, the people panicing over the Scary Black Gun society rears its head again. Glad I don't have kids. I have a .22cal AK-47 made in Germany that I love to shoot at the range. Shooting a real AK-47 costs like a $1 a trigger pull and isn't quite in my budget.
Traffic Court prospects face legal challenges
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Tue., 03/19/13 - 20:47 PM
Traffic Court... free job with no skills and almost impossible to get fired (unless of course, the FBI hauls you off the bench) == lifetime paycheck.
His mansion's crumbling - but city can't seem to take him down
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Mon., 03/11/13 - 13:58 PM
Yeah this story just stops in the middle. The real story is that Byrne got into a dispute with his neighbors a long time ago and he's been spiting them ever since. He's also the publisher of the Irish Edition which you might see at some Philly newsstands. I have more on him here: http://www.philadelinquency.com/?p=1690
Property-tax debt is ravaging Philadelphia
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Sun., 03/10/13 - 23:57 PM
Why---is the problem with 1 out of every 5 property tax accounts being delinquent, the highest rate of property tax deadbeats in America of any major city, a problem you're too frightened will be fixed?
Sun., 03/10/13 - 14:35 PM
WRONG. I would believe this argument if the taxes were a large some of money, but we have plenty of active property owners who have taxes of less than $500/year. A YEAR. And when you drive by you see a DishTV bolted to the side of the house... the MINIMUM plan at Dish with the first-year sign up and discounts is $50 a month. A MONTH. That's $600 for the year. If you have Comcast that's closer to $942 a year.
So your property taxes cost less than subscriber TV, but you CAN'T EVEN GET ON A PAYMENT PLAN? GIVE ME BREAK! YOU BETTER BE PAYING SOMETHING OR YOU SHOULD GET A SHERIFF'S SALE NOTICE SLAPPED ON YOUR DOOR. Here's a hint: If you have a payment plan and you're paying at least SOMETHING, the City will never, EVER take your property to Sheriff's Sale. EVER.
Why is the illegal multifamily rental property up from my street not paying taxes and there's at least 9 people crammed into that house and half the siding has fallen off? A Jersey dude who lives in a cul-de-sac owns it.
Sorry, it's time to pay these taxes. For a lot of houses that have less than $1,000/year in property taxes, if you can't pay that, perhaps you shouldn't own a house. Homeowner's insurance costs more than the property taxes do in this town for most people. You have no right to complain about the state of the School District of Philadelphia and at the same time condone this crap. NONE.
Sun., 03/10/13 - 14:29 PM
Ugh, BZZT wrong answer. Yes investors are the largest source of the problem and their properties cost Philadelphia taxpayers the most money in containing the problems they cause. HOWEVER, there are PLENTY of properties owned by life-long Philadelphians for whatever reason they've turned into rental or they've flat out abandoned it and while doing that they've stopped paying the property taxes. Then we have plenty of folks who do know better, who have plenty of means, who don't pay their paltry property taxes. Many nuisance property owners similarly don't pay their property taxes because they know paying your taxes in Philly is optional. Is Patrick pointing all this out for what... making himself feel good? Is that really your argument? That doesn't even make sense.
In tense meeting, SRC votes to close 23 schools, spare 4
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Fri., 03/08/13 - 01:37 AM
The reason why folks live in Cherry Hill and Chadds Ford is so they don't have to worry about school closures when they're conceiving their children.
It's not the SRC's fault that City Council over 45 years has chased much of the tax base away. The pie has been shrinking for years and the local pols continue to fight over slicing up the shrinking pie rather than trying to make the pie bigger.
Jury acquits Occupy protesters
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Tue., 03/05/13 - 13:39 PM
Well you always have your chance to vote to not retain her, like I know you won't.
An army of transgenders with AK-47s?
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Fri., 03/01/13 - 11:56 AM
I'm gay and I already got an AK-47 and an FNAR .308 Yawn. Like Segal's bloviating even matters anymore. Don't you have some airport consulting to go do or Sheriff's Department checks to cash?
ALL LOCKED UP
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Mon., 02/11/13 - 07:17 AM
Our congressmen: Toomey, Brady, Fattah and Casey.
Why would calling any one of those four matter?
Mon., 02/11/13 - 07:15 AM
Well, it doesn't work. Great intentions, makes everyone feel good, but the only thing it does with great gusto is drive up graft (and why are Administration people not talking? Probably embarrassing kickbacks.)
Nutter swears to crack down on delinquent taxpayers
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Tue., 02/05/13 - 12:57 PM
This announcement is mostly BS:
Daniel Rubin: Bucks landscaper's website lets contractors blow off steam
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Mon., 01/14/13 - 15:39 PM
So... the picture the Inky used is the owner with a smug expression on his face and if you look carefully, he's holding a beer (which one could guess he drinks on the job). Yeah... great site. Also tried to click on sign up and got HTTP 404. He may want to hire (HAH!) a better web guy.
Former Philadelphia Controller's Office staffer takes on Butkovitz
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Mon., 01/14/13 - 08:57 AM
You get what you pay for. On the other hand though, Alan Butkovitz resorting to SWATing ex-employees to send a message is rather hilarious. I can only picture it now. "Yeah when he left he took his cardigan, adding machine and I THINK he had a gun with him!!! OMG!!! He lives at XXX YYY Drive officer make sure he's OK!"
Talking Small Biz: Goldman Sachs, Philly: Perfect together?
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Fri., 01/11/13 - 12:18 PM
I bet most of this money is just sucked into non-profits and doesn't generate much in the way of economic activity in Phila vs. background noise.
Firefighters say 'never mind' on recall
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Thu., 01/10/13 - 11:53 AM
I think someone told IAFF22 that when the recall petition for Mayor Rizzo went to the PA Supreme Court and the Court ruled that recall elections are unconstitutional in PA, that might have had something to do with it.
2013 off to violent start in Philly with three homicides, fatal hit-run
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Tue., 01/01/13 - 15:35 PM
Chicago had 500 homicides yet Illinois has the toughest gun laws in the nation, even more restrictive than New York State. Meh.
I'm sure this is what Thomas Jefferson and James Madison had in mind
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Sun., 12/16/12 - 21:34 PM
Awesome... go take your argument to 38 states AFTER you get Congress to draft and pass-out an amendment repealing the 2nd Amendment. 26 states won by Obama, so that should be easy (hmm, maybe not PAGOP-dominated Pennsylvania) plus 12 more deeply-red states. I guess Alaska is out (Sarah Palin shoots meese from helicopters up there), Texas definitely, the rest of the house... Kansas (where Westboro lives in open impunity), Indiana (hardcore GOP)... hmm... that's a toughie. Oh well, GOOD LUCK! Call me when you get it done!
Sun., 12/16/12 - 17:45 PM
A bill that I would NOT mind seeing: Gun offender registration. Similar to Megan's Law, but for those who are known gun offenders. In PA this would be anyone convicted of a PUFA charge. This data should be quite public and wide open. I would have no problems knowing where all the gun offenders in Philadelphia live, mapped out, their photos available for everyone to see. Why not? We're not locking these people up, we're handing them ankle bracelets like it's costume jewelry. Might as well let the public know the faces of these people and where they live and who they are. Sure, it puts these people at risk for retaliation---SO WHAT. If we have to live in fear of them, they should have no problem living in fear of their picture being exposed and their home address updated by their parole officers every time they move being exposed to the public. Let them live in fear, like they force so many of us to.
Sun., 12/16/12 - 17:15 PM
I guess I'll sit here and cook up some popcorn while I watch the House Republicans set fire to gun ban bills. Care to talk about all the Common Pleas court judges who hand out ankle bracelets to house-arrest killers like the one who murdered Officer Moses Walker Junior? Of course not. Talking about reforms of the Criminal Justice System to deal with 99% of gun violence is too hard for Will Bunch. Let's instead hold rallies and marches and candles and feel good that we're doing SOMETHING other than anything that's actually viable in the existing political climate. Hint: Congressional mid terms are over 20 months from now. Newtown will have faded by then. How about we talk about reforms of who we lock up and also making some room at the inn so gun-offending recidivists get more time upstate. We just had a win with straw buyers by imposing harsh sentencing on those caught reselling guns and proxy buying. Overturning DC. vs. Heller and also talking about wiping the 2nd Amendment which will require 38 states to ratify? Waste of time, just like reading most of what Will Bunch writes.
Debate: Why own a .223-caliber semiautomatic rifle like the one used in Newtown, Conn.?
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Sun., 12/16/12 - 18:44 PM
It may come down to requiring more stringent securing of firearms such as gun lockers/safes if there is anyone else living in the household other than the gun applicant. But more importantly, we have to look at the totality of gun violence not just the one-off school shootings. MOST of the danger in gun violence is coming from handguns. Semi-auto pistols are just one type of handgun. Talking about magazine types and round counts and caliber strengths is missing the point: the shooter himself. In Philadelphia we have people sitting at home, right this minute, under house arrest with an ankle bracelet, who have already shot a gun in public in the past. That's insane but it's reality. And we don't really know who all of these people are and where they are right now, only law enforcement does. Maybe we should start talking about a Gun Offender Registry that includes the mugshots, the parole officers data of where the offender currently lives, and the VUFA charges the offender committed. This is similar to Meagan's Law and I believe the constitutionality of an offender registry is already well-tested. It's time to start talking about this, because this is where the biggest problem actually lies. It's the repeat gun offenders who have no fear of gun laws because they have nothing to lose--they don't worry about background checks, because they don't apply for white collar work where clean backgrounds are a must. We don't think about this population that much except for the fleeting moments when they cause damage and wreck more lives. That has to stop right now. I am sorry Newtown happened; and there's a big question mark over what could have been done to stop that tragedy. If we took Adam's Bushmaster away, that still leaves the Glock and the Sig he brought with him as backup, and the Glock he used is common in law enforcement. We need to start talking about humanity for a change.
Dan Gross: Shallow send-off for NBC10's Lake
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Mon., 12/10/12 - 16:26 PM
Never. Look at her marital surname and you can quickly see why the station will NEVER touch her.
Cops: 7-year-old finds grandpa's gun, shoots sister
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Thu., 12/06/12 - 12:16 PM
Should have got the version of the gun safe that presents you with math problems involving fractions in order to unlock it. 1/8 1/3 == ????
Karen Heller: Pa. justices let infighting come before Traffic Court action
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Wed., 12/05/12 - 07:23 AM
What a "Shocker" that FJD party hacks and the PA Supremes blew up angry-faced over the Traffic Court report seeing the light of day. Because you know, an honest account of what goes on behind closed robes is just "too much" for the public to bear. Philadelphians have known that Traffic is a Kangaroo Court and the people who sit on the bench aren't qualified to dispense justice. The only thing missing from the Chadwick Report is the names of specific Ward Leaders who were picking up the phone and trying to call in favors. I would have loved to find out that list. Amen to the preacher who had been calling in to have tickets fixed for his congregation for eons--he has more than just a friend in Jesus.
John Baer: Cutting isn't everything, Corbett
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Mon., 12/03/12 - 04:23 AM
Hey Councilwoman Blondell-Reynolds-Brown tried to get an extra hour added to bars and to direct the projected revenue increase over to the nearly-bankrupt SDP, but it was shot down as just being too "out there". Maybe auctioning off state stores and opening up licensing for more privately owned ones can be used to repair bridges and also pay down pension obligations? Jersey and Delaware seem to be doing great with private stores--they get lots of Pennsylvanians as customers.
Stu Bykofsky: Others are finally noticing a bicycle problem
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Mon., 11/12/12 - 08:30 AM
Stu you definitely have paranoia. Do you have bicycle nightmares at night?
Philadelphia's Post Brothers expanding
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Thu., 10/25/12 - 22:04 PM
Unionization from the period of the Pullman Strike to the 1940s behaved as you described. If it weren't for capricious management, they wouldn't have organized to begin with. But the unions of the 1970s to today are a totally different animal than 3-5 generations ago. The most powerful union, Local 98 IBEW, 70%+ of their men are suburbanites. Sorry, but your political clout should pretty much stay with where you live. The fact that 98 balked the way it did when the City asked them and Gillespie how many minorities actually have cards is telling. Unions in the private sector disappeared because company after company pulled the bankruptcy lever and let Federal judges wipe away pensions to the Pension Benefit Guarantee Program while the rest lost their jobs. The building trades only have the rapport that they do because they still comprise most of the trades labor force and you can't outsource construction to India, otherwise it would be gone by now. Instead of working within economic boundaries, they scream like children and then try to mook everyone out. Mook behavior might work for old Philadelphians but it doesn't intimidate any of the new people who have moved to the City over the last decade.
City Commission staff disses outsiders AND bosses now
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Wed., 10/24/12 - 15:13 PM
This is the same Commission that can't seem to do a thing about the overvoting that goes on at some polling stations in Philadelphia.
The wrong explanation for Clayton's tragedy
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Wed., 10/24/12 - 14:37 PM
Then put all your bikes in the house and when the teens break in (if you're in PA which has Castle Doctrine), shoot the kids once they get into the house. Then, you won't have to worry your 'lil head about it ever again.
Wed., 10/24/12 - 14:34 PM
You seriously are smoking some bad weed. I suggest you start buying it from someone else.
Wed., 10/24/12 - 14:32 PM
OK... I am going to step up for the "White Community" and apologize to the rest of this Nation for being such fat, ignorant slobs.
See how ridic. that sounds, now?
Wed., 10/24/12 - 14:30 PM
Apparently you have no grasp of what verbal tense is. There's a difference between 'is' and 'was'. But whatevs... keep blabbering away like the rest of the people on here desperate to get their $0.02 in.
Wed., 10/24/12 - 12:24 PM
You know what the funniest thing is; is that Philly.com commentors on-the-whole are too dumb to read the other article where it's explained that Autumn Pasquale was friends with the two boys who are being charged with her death.
Police: 1 dead, 1 hospitalized in apparent overdose
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Tue., 10/16/12 - 02:42 AM
So a junkie dies and the best Philly.com commenters can come up with is to blame it on Bobby Henon who's been in office for 10 months. Who'd you rather have as 6th District Councilman? Kenyatta Johnson? ROFLMAO
New controversy for Redevelopment Authority in Point Breeze
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Wed., 10/10/12 - 08:16 AM
Change.org petition against the PRA Land Grab: http://www.change.org/petitions/no-to-120755-stop-the-land-grab-in-point-breeze
Developers call city's Point Breeze eminent domain move a land grab
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Wed., 10/10/12 - 08:15 AM
Tell Council NO to the PRA Land Grab - Change.org Petition: http://www.change.org/petitions/no-to-120755-stop-the-land-grab-in-point-breeze
Wed., 10/10/12 - 07:57 AM
Patrina's property taxes are $332 a year. She's on an installment plan, so she's paying $27.67 a month in property taxes.
To keep her from being forced out--Council has plenty of authority to freeze assessments to 2010 levels on those who have owned a home in Point Breeze beyond 5 years. It can set varied assessments thanks to a bill that Vincent Fumo passed through Harrisburg allowing the City to differentiate the property tax. Darrell Clarke used it as the basis for his Gentrification Protection Plan bill. So, would it make more sense to let Point Breeze renew, or must the City use all of what's left of its budget to buy up every single empty lot all across Philadelphia on the off-chance that someone might lose their home because their property tax rises from $200 to $300? Certainly the more sensible thing to do is to freeze her tax account. DUH.
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