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Old 07-20-2019, 08:03 PM
 
Location: Crafton via San Francisco
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Couldn’t agree more.



Keep it classy. Maybe one day Pittsburgh will grow and be a place people will move to. If you are able to live forever you may see it happen.
That day was in Dec 2012 when I arrived from San Francisco. It grew by one that day. 😉
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Old 07-20-2019, 08:29 PM
 
Location: Weirton, W. Va.
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What bothers me the most here is the apathy and willful ignorance of such a large segment of the population.
It's so incredibly parochial - very much a 'know your place', 'don't rock the boat', and 'be grateful that you're still here and have a job and didnt have to join the Yinzer Diaspora' type of place.
Meanwhile, there's one political party, one church... everyone just keeps mindlessly going on with the same inertia along the same tired old path - as long as they can walk to Nunna's house for a family lunch on Sunday after Mass and then watch the Stillers together, that's all they care about.
No question. There is a huge arrogance as well. It’s a we are special and you are not attitude. Pittsburgh and Allegheny County gave the middle finger to the gas drilling industry. It would be ironic if the beaver and Ohio valley areas grew with residents while Pittsburgh continues to decline. It’s hard to feel sorry for the county and city anymore. They cut their own noses off despite their faces. While gaslighting the cheerleaders. And to be honest there is a chance the gas drilling results in growth in population for those areas while bypassing Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh has hung its hat on bests lists and a lot of talking. It has yet to stand and deliver. It could be dead last again with population decline losing the most residents again. The 2020 census is pretty much here. And yes West Virginia has its issues. It gets bad press. But overall it is a decent place to live. When is Pittsburgh going to capitalize on all of this positive press?

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Old 07-20-2019, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Pittsburgh and Allegheny County gave the middle finger to the gas drilling industry.



We were just early starters in Trump's struggle to end the War on Coal.
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Old 07-20-2019, 09:23 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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I see someone doesn't realize there aren't many places in a county with 1.2 million people you can legally drill for natural gas.
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Old 07-20-2019, 09:28 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Hey! I resemble that remark!
Agreed! I don't like calling people "trash" either.
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Old 07-20-2019, 09:29 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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I see someone doesn't realize there aren't many places in a county with 1.2 million people you can legally drill for natural gas.

Obviously, we should have closed down the billion-dollar medical research industries employing thousands of locals so that a few dozen people from Oklahoma could have had a couple of years work digging up the town before they took all their wages back home and let all the profits go to investors in other states.
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Old 07-20-2019, 09:51 PM
 
Location: Crafton via San Francisco
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Obviously, we should have closed down the billion-dollar medical research industries employing thousands of locals so that a few dozen people from Oklahoma could have had a couple of years work digging up the town before they took all their wages back home and let all the profits go to investors in other states.
Actually, they're spending $3 billion over the next few years building three new medical centers in the city of Pittsburgh. That's a huge addition to the local economy and will bring jobs for skill levels from janitors to neurosurgeons, not to mention the administrative staff, restaurants, hotels, construction jobs, and more that go with that kind of project.
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Old 07-20-2019, 09:53 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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That day was in Dec 2012 when I arrived from San Francisco. It grew by one that day. 😉
Of course someone who has been mostly trolling this thread for a week to tell anyone to "keep it classy" is rich as well. We are glad to have you here Jules!
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Old 07-20-2019, 09:54 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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Obviously, we should have closed down the billion-dollar medical research industries employing thousands of locals so that a few dozen people from Oklahoma could have had a couple of years work digging up the town before they took all their wages back home and let all the profits go to investors in other states.
We're missing out big time not tear down entire neighborhoods just to drill.
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Old 07-21-2019, 07:32 AM
 
Location: Crafton via San Francisco
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We are glad to have you here Jules!
Gee, thanks! 😊
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