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Old 01-27-2009, 07:37 PM
 
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Good call, back to an Idea i am pusing hard; amping up higher ed institutions in NEPA.

I wouldn't mind hearing pros and cons....
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Old 01-27-2009, 07:37 PM
 
Location: Central Pittsburgh, PA
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IF YOU WANT TO POST
ABOUT POLITICS..I SUGGEST GO TO THAT FORUM..
Sorry! We cross-posted! I'll let my comment below stand and then refrain from further political discussion.
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Old 01-27-2009, 07:41 PM
 
Location: Dallas, PA
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Sorry! We cross-posted! I'll let my comment below stand and then refrain from further political discussion.
Without political discussion, I'm afraid this board will become :::::crickets:::::: How about them Steelers?
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Old 01-27-2009, 07:41 PM
 
Location: Central Pittsburgh, PA
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Good call, back to an Idea i am pusing hard; amping up higher ed institutions in NEPA.

I wouldn't mind hearing pros and cons....
How could there possibly be any cons about promoting Scranton as a beacon of higher education? Pittsburgh is in many ways a larger version of Scranton, and thanks to Carnegie Mellon, Duquesne, University of Pittsburgh, Point Park, etc. it, too, is becoming a hotbed for young professionals---it has the second-highest concentration of robotics-related career opportunities in the world (or so I read on their sub-forum), and the city is rebounding very well as of late. Boston comes to mind as well, with Wellesley, Harvard, Boston College, Boston Univeristy, MIT, Northeastern, etc. Scranton, a year from now, will have the University of Scranton, Marywood, Lackawanna, Commonwealth Medical College, and Johnson College within its city limits, along with PSU/Worthington, Baptist Bible, and Keystone nearby.

Scranton is going to get nowhere fast if it clings to its old blue-collar roots at a time when manufacturing is dying a painful death nationwide. The only answer is EDUCATION---something most who approach the podium wouldn't know much about as they habitually slam the U of S.
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Old 01-27-2009, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Central Pittsburgh, PA
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Without political discussion, I'm afraid this board will become :::::crickets:::::: How about them Steelers?
Well, I'm filling the void with my demographics thread. That thread will become a model for sub-forums everywhere in a few weeks, including anything and everything you could ever wish to know about our three-county area from largest registration of Republicans to highest number of likely lesbian households to violent crime rates.

I think part of this sub-forum's problem is that we've become too busy for our own good. The Administrator is apparently unhappy with his decision to create at least one regional sub-forum, as he is adamantly refusing to create one for South Central PA's eight-county area for that very reason. If it happens to be ours, then I'd recommend a halfway-split of our sub-forum into separate sub-forums---one for the Pocono Mountains and one for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
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Old 01-27-2009, 07:45 PM
 
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without political discussion, i'm afraid this board will become :::::crickets:::::: :d How about them steelers?
well,you can always post on politics and other controversies...
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Old 01-27-2009, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Central Pittsburgh, PA
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well,you can always post on politics and other controversies...
Naw. I think the folks outside of NEPA are sick and tired of hearing about Scranton by now thanks to my prior ranting and raving! LOL!
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Old 01-27-2009, 08:00 PM
 
Location: Sheeptown, USA
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Without political discussion, I'm afraid this board will become :::::crickets:::::: How about them Steelers?
It seems almost anytime Scranton is mentioned, a political discussion will follow. The two go hand in hand.
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Old 01-27-2009, 08:01 PM
 
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Without political discussion, I'm afraid this board will become :::::crickets:::::: How about them Steelers?
Go Steelers, go!
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Old 01-27-2009, 08:01 PM
 
Location: Central Pittsburgh, PA
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It seems almost anytime Scranton is mentioned, a political discussion will follow. The two go hand in hand.
I just don't see why you can't hate the mayor/council AND think the city has a bright future!
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