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    Ugh...this city takes a step forward and then immediately takes 3 steps back when white trash Johnny Doc types like this show their true colors. If Michigan can go right-to-work, we can only hope PA can sometime soon.

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    Get ready for the deafening silence of the mayor and council not condemning this act.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharkfood View Post
    Get ready for the deafening silence of the mayor and council not condemning this act.
    Not big fan of Philadelphia Unions but where is the proof ?
    But all in all, it's been a fabulous year for Laura and me.
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    Sounds like another dirty deed by the non-union scabs dressed up as real workers. When will this mayhem end?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Litter Box View Post
    Not big fan of Philadelphia Unions but where is the proof ?
    Where is proof that its the klan that puts crosses on fire into yards?

    The person who did this knew what they were doing. No pissed off neighbor could do this much damage, and no scrapper would leave without metal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lucidinnature View Post
    Where is proof that its the klan that puts crosses on fire into yards?

    The person who did this knew what they were doing. No pissed off neighbor could do this much damage, and no scrapper would leave without metal.
    Do you think that would hold up in a court ?
    But all in all, it's been a fabulous year for Laura and me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Litter Box View Post
    Do you think that would hold up in a court ?
    No of course not, but that's where police work comes in. In the court of public opinion however, the verdict is clear.

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    Employees arriving for work Dec. 21 said they found the site in disarray. The cab of a large, mobile building crane had been completely burned. Vandals had also used the torch to shear off the steel bolts on nearly a dozen columns. Three others were hacked halfway through at the base, as if someone were trying to cut down a tree.
    No attempt to even make it look accidental or like the work of a random vandal.

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    The 14th police district, John O Connell of the 9th ward democratic committee and many on that powerfully politically connected committee, Derek Green - attorney to Council woman Marion Tasco , Former Ward Leader with retired Council Woman Donna Reed Miller, LeAnna washington , Cherrelle Parker, Cindy Bass , Seth Williams with collusion of Ken Weinstein and Bob Elfant allowed year and years of hazardous building at Devon Townhouses, illegal hid contaminated soil from neighbors and immediate neighbors forced from her home by chemical vapors and dust full of asbestos and silica and proceeded with all manner of hate crimes and civil right violations to attack her to hide to continual crimes on their pet project. Causing destruction of life and permanent illness, always refusing to call haz mat emergency, causing displacement, assault and many other crimes. City Planning and zoning and city council playing politics with human life for the sake of years of illegal construction disaster in their crony game. Unions aren't the only thugs in town and how many politically connected arsons have we seen in this town. Many. Philadelphia is crooked to the top. Wouldn't surprise me one bit if this was a police or political up against the unions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whatever View Post
    The 14th police district, John O Connell of the 9th ward democratic committee and many on that powerfully politically connected committee, Derek Green - attorney to Council woman Marion Tasco , Former Ward Leader with retired Council Woman Donna Reed Miller, LeAnna washington , Cherrelle Parker, Cindy Bass , Seth Williams with collusion of Ken Weinstein and Bob Elfant allowed year and years of hazardous building at Devon Townhouses, illegal hid contaminated soil from neighbors and immediate neighbors forced from her home by chemical vapors and dust full of asbestos and silica and proceeded with all manner of hate crimes and civil right violations to attack her to hide to continual crimes on their pet project. Causing destruction of life and permanent illness, always refusing to call haz mat emergency, causing displacement, assault and many other crimes. City Planning and zoning and city council playing politics with human life for the sake of years of illegal construction disaster in their crony game. Unions aren't the only thugs in town and how many politically connected arsons have we seen in this town. Many. Philadelphia is crooked to the top. Wouldn't surprise me one bit if this was a police or political up against the unions.
    Oh right... sure. So the unions are just helpless pawns in the game of Philadelphia political life? Good job passing the blame on buddy.
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    I think I need a babblefish to translate that gibberish. Many.

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    Picking on QUAKERS????? Avowed pacifists?

    Whom will the building trades victimize next? Orphans? Children with terminal cases of cancer? Quadriplegics?

    This reeks of either desperation or, shudder to think, a renewed sense of cockroach-like invulnerability.

    Yet still, the city politicians are mum. Nutter, Mark McDonald, where are you? Too busy defending the Redevelopment Authority's latest moronic act? Ed Rendell, can you show some Emeritus leadership, at least?

    Jim Kenney, when you are done combing the dingle-berries from between Pat Gillespie's ample, fleecily lined cheeks (so as to then be better able to dawb tenderly at his Chester County Lazy-Boy induced piles), care to share a comment?

    ILoveBeer, please return proudly to offer your fair and balanced justification of the latest union special.

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    countdown to councilman kenney legalize arson for union members...
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    Quote Originally Posted by jizay View Post
    No attempt to even make it look accidental or like the work of a random vandal.
    This was the part that caught my eye:
    The vandals used an acetylene torch, which requires a skilled operator who must wear a special mask and gloves.
    Quote Originally Posted by Cro Burnham View Post
    Picking on QUAKERS?????
    I was about to say the same thing. They're not great at picking battles. Thanks to union protestors I now know where Elixr coffee is (had no idea it existed) and that someone named Ilan Zaken must own property on the 1200 block of Chestnut though where exactly I'm not sure since the "shame" signage was totally unclear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jizay View Post
    No attempt to even make it look accidental or like the work of a random vandal.
    It's almost too cut-and-dried, except there is no evidence such as a dropped wallet or witnesses, let alone video.

    The entity that has the most to gain is actually the builder and his estimate of $500K damage seems quite the stretch. A burned out crane cab? Be generous and say $30K. Replace bolts that were cut? Go high with $50K. 3 columns? Go way high with $100K for atotal of 180.

    Since that site is so isolated it would have been prudent for the builder to have a surveillance system or even a guard, but instead will clean up on the insurance payout AND do the repair work. Must have been quite the light show also and wouldn't be surprised if the cutting torch was laying around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AsYouWere View Post
    It's almost too cut-and-dried, except there is no evidence such as a dropped wallet or witnesses, let alone video.

    The entity that has the most to gain is actually the builder and his estimate of $500K damage seems quite the stretch. A burned out crane cab? Be generous and say $30K. Replace bolts that were cut? Go high with $50K. 3 columns? Go way high with $100K for atotal of 180.

    Since that site is so isolated it would have been prudent for the builder to have a surveillance system or even a guard, but instead will clean up on the insurance payout AND do the repair work. Must have been quite the light show also and wouldn't be surprised if the cutting torch was laying around.
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    Well, I guess we'll never know who did it, so you may cling to conspiracy theories. Of course, it would be harder to frame these guys if they weren't going around making overt threats against everyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jizay View Post
    Well, I guess we'll never know who did it, so you may cling to conspiracy theories. Of course, it would be harder to frame these guys if they weren't going around making overt threats against everyone.
    I agree. Also we need to pray that the Quakers weren't in on it although they do have a long and esteemed history in the iron industry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AsYouWere View Post
    It's almost too cut-and-dried, except there is no evidence such as a dropped wallet or witnesses, let alone video.

    The entity that has the most to gain is actually the builder and his estimate of $500K damage seems quite the stretch. A burned out crane cab? Be generous and say $30K. Replace bolts that were cut? Go high with $50K. 3 columns? Go way high with $100K for atotal of 180.

    Since that site is so isolated it would have been prudent for the builder to have a surveillance system or even a guard, but instead will clean up on the insurance payout AND do the repair work. Must have been quite the light show also and wouldn't be surprised if the cutting torch was laying around.
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    Replacing the cut columns may also entail undoing and redoing much of the ironwork attached to those columns. And he didn't say definitely $500k: He estimated that the cost of the damage could run over $500,000.

    Your theory is really grasping at straws. Why not just blame Obama and be done with it.
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