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Old 08-19-2009, 11:11 AM
Location: Columbus,Ohio
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Thank God! Section 8 has been nothing but heartache for the blue collar Joe. It needs revamped big time or eliminated and then a totally new program be instituted with many restrictions for those who are truly in need, not for those who refuse to work , will not stay in school and keep having baby after baby with no husband or committed significant other. Make it hard for these criminals,thugs ,bums and other assorted scumballs to able to find a place to live. Maybe if that happens they could be forced to change their lifestyle.

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Old 10-14-2009, 08:19 PM
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Originally Posted by mr.davon24 View Post
DRUGS and Black people.
No it's just Black people. Take a ride through Carrick
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Old 10-14-2009, 09:08 PM
Location: Macao
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Section 8 is an interesting topic.

Whenever I look at apartments online, as soon as I see the words 'will accept Section 8', I immediately know that neighborhood is off-limits to me.

It isn't because of income either, as it seems I often end up only being able to afford the slightly better edges of a sketch part of town.
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Old 10-14-2009, 09:59 PM
Location: South Oakland, Pittsburgh, PA
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Originally Posted by Catia View Post
...The poor engineering of T lines running thru Beltzhoover/Allentown mainstreet--UGH!!! They don't run in the winter thru the neighborhoods, can't make it on the tracks-they run buses instead, it's just crazy....
This raises some interesting points. First off, I don't use it, but doesn't the Beechview T line run year-round even though half of its length is on a main street? Hell, even the two inclines operate in the winter!

Why exactly was nearly every stinking trolley line removed and yet we still have the Allentown/Beltzhoover line operating, and only half of the year no less?

Also, I briefly went through the eastern section of Uptown on my bike the other day and that area was pretty depressed. I haven't really been around the Allentown area, but am I to believe that its actually even in worse shape than eastern Uptown or the Upper Hill?
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Old 10-15-2009, 07:29 AM
Location: Pittsburgh
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The T line along Arlington Avenue through Allentown was kept from the old days and upgraded to light rail standards to be an emergency detour in the event of a shutdown of the Mt. Washington transit Tunnel. And the section in Beechview was originally supposed to be a tunnel (like the Mt. Lebanon tunnel under Wahington Rd.), but the Beechview community was very vocal about losing their street corner stops. Remember that the T in the South Hills was just an upgrade of the existing trolley system, so they had to listen to the concerns of each of the communities it ran through.
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Old 10-15-2009, 12:00 PM
Location: RVA
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Originally Posted by Herodotus View Post
The scrapyards are part of the problem. They know that these crackheads stole all this stuff, but they gladly pay for it, which of course, leads to more theft. I read an article once, where experts estimated that drugs were either directly, or indirectly responsible for over 75% of the crime in America.

It's not the drugs, it's Prohibition. Always and forever.
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Old 11-26-2009, 01:37 AM
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I am very sorry to hear that. Is Sharedan also declining? I am thinking of buy a home there
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Old 11-28-2009, 12:09 AM
Location: Chicago
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Originally Posted by seadaughter View Post
I am very sorry to hear that. Is Sharedan also declining? I am thinking of buy a home there
What's the story on SHERADEN & ESPLEN?
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