thinks cutting and running is a good solution to the crime problem. You'd think if he wanted to do something about social injustice, living in the city would at least be a start.“TO ACHIEVE VICTORY WE MUST MASS OUR FORCES AT THE HUB OF ALL POWER AND MOVEMENT
I mean, how does he think you mass your forces "TO ACHIEVE VICTORY"? Is it by busting up drug corners, fundraising for SDP schools, fighting corruption, helping to clean up a city neighborhood where people of all races & classes live, etc.? Or is it by leaving the city and saying "haha it's your all's problem now" like every right-wing troll on Philly.com?
What a phony asshat.
Check out "GIOS" other threads.He spends half of his time bashing Philadelphia and the other half proclaiming his ''Progressive/Enlightened ''.Sounds like a real''Limo Liberal''.
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Also, Philadelphia is pretty amazing. As far as I can tell, Philly owns property in Montgomery County and in Delaware County, but the counties don't seem to own property in Philadelphia. Similarly, on Monday I saw a Philly cop car working in Montgomery County. I don't see county police in Philly; when jobs cross the border it seems like it's always the Philly police that are working over the border, and not the other way around. Just today I was exploring a gorgeous farm and meadow which as far as I can tell is a part of Philly's parks and rec department but is partially in Whitemarsh. They don't do nice stuff like that for us.
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Sandy Smith, Wanderer in Germantown, Philadelphia
Editor-in-Chief, Philadelphia Real Estate Blog - but all opinions expressed here are mine and mine alone.
""Jazz and blogging are both intimate, improvisational, and individual -- but also inherently collective. And the audience talks over both." --Andrew Sullivan, "Why I Blog," The Atlantic, November 2008
Amen, brother! Their once-beloved old neighborhoods wouldn't have turned into ghettos if these suburban folks hadn't run away like cowards and let the scum, thugs, and gangstas in. You don't don't solve the problems of crime and blight by running from it, but taking a stand and fighting it until it retreats or disappears. Running away only allows it to chase you until you no longer have a place in which to run. Some of the inner ring suburbs are now just as bad as the inner city. Ask the folks in Upper Darby. As for me, I'm tired of being in a race with the ghetto. It's time to take a stand. There is no place to run! The suburbs are not an option!
People that move because of what they see on the news are foolish. The nightly news is 15 minutes of fear mongering, 8 minutes of commercials, 4 minutes of weather, 3 minutes of sports and then a positive story if there's still time.
Originally Posted by StatesRightsI have lots of friends who choose to live in NJ that I still care about and love but not to the extent that I would participate in a message board about the politics and quality of life and goings-on in NJ. But if I actually were concerned enough to read Jersey message boards, I would certainly not gloat and talk about how much better life is where I choose to live; that's the height of douchebaggery.Originally Posted by hkp
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"At any street corner, the feeling of absurdity can strike any man in the face."
-- Albert Camus
I have to say that the constant things happening around my neighborhood are really starting to scare me. The crime that the OP described of the woman who was shot while sleeping happened literally just around the corner from me (I'm in Northwood). Two summers ago, while I had just stepped out of my house some guy that the police was chasing jumped the fence into my yard. I had just left my yard with both of my kids. I'm creeped out about the thought of what could have happened if I was still there at that moment with my kids and my house opened while this guy was desperately trying to get away from the cops. Too many occurrences too close to home. Some may argue that the burbs are no safer, but I know that the chances of something like this happening in many of the "boring burbs" are waaay less than living here, and I'm starting to like those odds.