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Unread 09-25-2009, 03:10 PM
 
Location: South Oakland, Pittsburgh, PA
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Apparently, many businesses were damaged on south Craig Street as well. In most of those cases they were national chains, i.e. Subway, Quiznos, Starbucks. I believe one or two banks as well.

However that's also a shame because south Craig is a really lively place and has lots of local businesses.
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Unread 09-25-2009, 03:11 PM
 
Location: somewhere near Pittsburgh, PA
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LOL, just as I was reading this thread, KDKA said Michelle Obama ate pancakes at the Pamela's in Millvale today.
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Unread 09-25-2009, 03:14 PM
 
Location: somewhere near Pittsburgh, PA
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And now President Obama mentions Pamela's in his closing speech. lol Damn, they must make some mean pancakes!
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Unread 09-25-2009, 03:27 PM
 
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But weren't they supposed to be anarchists? That's all about property destruction at all levels. Mind you anarchists aren't what they were - knocking over trash cans, while annoying seems to be a trifle, I don't know, middle class.

Actually, from what my son tells me (he was there), they weren't anarchists, they were just idiots.
anarchism as a political philosophy isn't necessarily about property destruction at all. there are lots of different schools of anarchist thought.

there are even anarcho-capitalists, kinda similar to libertarians. anarchy just means lack of government; whether that means chaos, collectivism, or even the ultimate free market depends on who you're talking to.

and i think the people doing the smashing were a combination of anarchist idiots and run of the mill idiots. i have some anecdotal evidence from people i know that a lot of the people throwing bottles and rocks at the police were people who didn't care about politics at all.
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Unread 09-25-2009, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Greensburg, PA
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And now President Obama mentions Pamela's in his closing speech. lol Damn, they must make some mean pancakes!
Maybe the Obama's will pay for their broken window being they're such big fans.
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Unread 09-25-2009, 03:32 PM
 
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anarchism as a political philosophy isn't necessarily about property destruction at all. there are lots of different schools of anarchist thought.

there are even anarcho-capitalists, kinda similar to libertarians. anarchy just means lack of government. whether that means chaos, collectivism, or even the ultimate free market depends on who you're talking to.
No, true, but one assumes that people who say they are anarchists and then break a window are in fact in an anarchist sub-set that believes in property destruction. If, of course, they really were anarchists...
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Unread 09-25-2009, 07:54 PM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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I would think that Pamela's wouldn't be a target. I wouldn't really call them a corporate chain if it is local. I would think that the protestors would be targetting national chains. I'd consider Pamela's a mom and pop diner still (actually a mom and mom diner. )
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Unread 09-25-2009, 09:29 PM
 
Location: About 10 miles north of Pittsburgh International
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Wouldn't it be funny if all the attention they've gotten launched Pamela's into becoming a global billion dollar resturaunt chain ?
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Unread 09-25-2009, 09:45 PM
 
Location: Hong Kong
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I never heard of Palema's, but with all this great publicity, I'm hoping they open up a branch here in Japan
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Unread 09-25-2009, 10:40 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh PA
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Why have some of the G20 protesters targeted Pamela's? Is it because the Obamas like their pancakes...or is their some other reason that I'm missing? Nothing about Pamela's suggests big corporate capitalism or anything that the protesters hate...
Same reason they hit the other three buildings on that street....pansies saw that there weren't cops around and decided to use the rocks they'd probably been carrying all day. No rhyme or reason to it, just dissenters with no real idea what to dissent about.
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