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Old 01-31-2012, 06:52 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Now go back to the borough and suck down some single malt.
Thanks. Last month Macallan Fine Oak 10 was on sale. That is over. This month is Glenmorangie 12, which is a fine whisky and I will have to pick up a bottle or three after I finish my stock of Macallan..

Thanks for your advice. I will follow your recommendation.
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Old 02-02-2012, 11:04 AM
 
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Sorta random, but this is a nice piece on the implications of combining a fixed gas tax with a sales tax exemption for gas:

O'Malley's sales tax on gas is the right way to fund transport - Greater Greater Washington

It is about Maryland, but we do the same thing here, and the same analysis applies.
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Old 02-05-2012, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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I sent a letter to Gov. Corbett about this today. I also included how his comment form does not recognize line break commands so I had to submit my letter as one huge paragraph. Plus, it took minutes for the captcha to be approved and I was afraid it would just time out.

By design, perhaps he does not want to receive feedback?
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Old 02-05-2012, 01:25 PM
 
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Brookline_sylvia, I've been using a variety of websites of large Pittsburgh-based corporations lately (applying for jobs). Virutally none of them works right.
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Old 02-05-2012, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Brookline_sylvia, I've been using a variety of websites of large Pittsburgh-based corporations lately (applying for jobs). Virutally none of them works right.
I also emailed directly to Governor@pa.gov. Sorry to hear you've encountered shoddy IT work at other sites as well. What's the deal?
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Old 02-05-2012, 01:55 PM
 
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I dunno, brookline_sylvia.

A lot of large corporations are cash rich the last few years and are deploying that cash on IT projects. I suspect those projects have the same 'high' quality as the search and other functions on their websites.
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Old 02-05-2012, 04:59 PM
 
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Brookline_sylvia, I've been using a variety of websites of large Pittsburgh-based corporations lately (applying for jobs). Virutally none of them works right.
From my experience when I was applying for jobs, I remember that I wanted to shoot every corporate website designer that had you copy & paste your resume onto their site rather then giving the option of uploading it. Your most important job application document that you spent many hours perfecting, copied & pasted ruining any and all formatting and making it look terrible.
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Old 02-10-2012, 10:26 AM
 
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Looks like Pittsburgh's not alone - Get a Load of Boston's problems

MBTA faces highest deficit of any transit authority in the country (http://www.myfoxboston.com/dpp/news/special_reports/mbta-faces-highest-deficit-of-any-transit-authority-in-the-country-20120208 - broken link)
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Old 02-10-2012, 10:27 AM
 
Location: ɥbɹnqsʇʇıd
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If you guys think the application/resume online apps are bad, you should see the clueless people on the other side receiving the resumes.
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Old 02-10-2012, 10:44 AM
 
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Looks like Pittsburgh's not alone - Get a Load of Boston's problems
Interesting that their problem is very similar to ours in some respects: they also moved the relevant transportation funding from the general account to a dedicated fund, but have failed to provide enough dedicated revenues.

This whole dedicated transportation fund notion appeared to work for a long time at the federal level, but it apparently isn't working so well on other levels, and now isn't working on the federal level either.
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