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Old 08-24-2010, 02:16 PM
 
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You'll have to read the article to really understand the point, but the idea is there are lessons to be learned on how the "failure" of Pittsburgh during the steel bust set us up for today's promising developments.

Gapers Block : Mechanics : Chicago Politics - Pittsburgh, and the Magic of Failure
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Old 08-24-2010, 02:22 PM
 
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Can you copy paste the article into your post... I can't get that website to pop up... and i'm very interested to read it.
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Old 08-24-2010, 03:59 PM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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Nice.

"Like Pittsburgh did, the country needs to realize that failure is an option."

I have heard that before... and it rings true.
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Old 08-24-2010, 04:01 PM
 
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This post was rendered redundant by a post above.
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Old 08-24-2010, 04:36 PM
 
Location: Kittanning
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Great article. Part of Pittsburgh's allure, to me, is its status as a sort of "fallen city." A city that has lost and endured. It has a glorious past and that is part of the mystique, the feeling that you are walking in a legendary place where great things have been created and lost.
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Old 08-24-2010, 05:35 PM
 
Location: RVA
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The first step to recovery is to accept that America is over. Let it break up into manageable-sized countries and take it from there. Pssst- we're the Soviet Union.


Edit- that being said, the article looks pretty promising.
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Old 08-24-2010, 08:09 PM
 
Location: Morgantown, WV
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The first step to recovery is to accept that America is over. Let it break up into manageable-sized countries and take it from there. Pssst- we're the Soviet Union.


Edit- that being said, the article looks pretty promising.
I call dibs on the WV/KY/TN corridor...that sucker's going to be called "Findekistanesia" and rely on country music and fiddles as it's chief industry.
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Old 08-24-2010, 08:17 PM
 
Location: RVA
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I call dibs on the WV/KY/TN corridor...that sucker's going to be called "Findekistanesia" and rely on country music and fiddles as it's chief industry.

Seriously, though. This country breaking up along cultural lines (NE, SE, Midwest, Texas, West Coast, Rockies, etc) would probably be the best thing to happen to the world in the last several hundred years.


Big question: where would Pittsburgh fit?
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Old 08-24-2010, 08:19 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY
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The first step to recovery is to accept that America is over. Let it break up into manageable-sized countries and take it from there. Pssst- we're the Soviet Union.
Theoretically I would say more power should be held by the states, with much less by the feds - so we would be more locally governed but still united.

We've seen how much our fine state government(s) can accomplish, though. Although the feds aren't much better.
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Old 08-24-2010, 08:26 PM
 
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Seriously, though. This country breaking up along cultural lines (NE, SE, Midwest, Texas, West Coast, Rockies, etc) would probably be the best thing to happen to the world in the last several hundred years.


Big question: where would Pittsburgh fit?
Wherever Ohio ends up? Though I don't see Philly wanting to come with us in that direction. Maybe we can part ways with them
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